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    Re: Food stamp glitch leads to Wal-Mart stampede

    Quote Originally Posted by Mason66 View Post
    How many people here, and please answer honestly, would have done what these people did?

    How many of you would have spent as much as you could have with the card hoping to never have to pay it back?

    I for one would not have. If I had the card I would have known the limit and used it accordingly.

    Honest answers please.
    I think I read somewhere that a woman ran up ~$700 in stuff, when her EBT card had ~50 cents on it...

    She HAD to have intentionally used the EBT card, knowingly, and possibly went to the store already aware of the situation (assuming no other funds), because I don't think you can by a small enough amount of ANYTHING to only pay 50 cents.
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    Re: Food stamp glitch leads to Wal-Mart stampede

    Quote Originally Posted by Dr. Chuckles View Post
    people are just acting like walmart can't deny people making a purchase. When I am sure walmarts turn people away everyday
    I've forgotten my wallet before. I leave the goods there and go get it. Then again I never tried to leave without paying....
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    Re: Food stamp glitch leads to Wal-Mart stampede

    Quote Originally Posted by CanadaJohn View Post
    As my posts indicate, it would never cross my mind to do this any more than it would cross my mind to loot stores and homes during a hurricane, like Katrina, or the aftermath of a tornado, forest fire, etc. But a certain segment of society, those who don't have a stake in building society or contributing to it, feast on the misfortune of others and steal any opportunity they get. It's why even in civilized societies such as ours we have to spend so much of our hard earned money on police and prisons.
    I don't think you're altogether wrong, but I think the way you've worded this shows your grasp is a bit off. It would be more accurate with a slight bit of rewording.

    As my posts indicate, it would never cross my mind to do this any more than it would cross my mind to loot stores and homes during a hurricane, like Katrina, or the aftermath of a tornado, forest fire, etc. because I have all I want and need. But a certain segment of society, those who know they aren't being allowed to have a stake in building society or contributing to it, feast on the opportunity of disasters to steal from those keeping a foot on their throat. Inequality is why even in civilized societies such as ours we have to spend so much of our hard earned money on police and prisons.
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    Re: Food stamp glitch leads to Wal-Mart stampede

    Quote Originally Posted by Summerwind View Post
    I don't think you're altogether wrong, but I think the way you've worded this shows your grasp is a bit off. It would be more accurate with a slight bit of rewording.
    Yes, if I was afflicted with the victim gene, I might very well reword my comments as you suggest, but I'm not so I'll keep my comments just as I posted them.

    I'm not a rich person by any means and there are many things I may want and can't afford at this stage in my life. That doesn't mean I then have the moral authority to take what I want from those who happen to have it. Everything I do have, I worked very hard to acquire and I was taught by very unselfish parents that the only things truly worth having are those that I work hard to get. Working hard includes applying myself and doing well in school, working hard and giving all I can to whomever is my employer at any given point in time, and working hard means foregoing instantaneous personal gratification in order to save and afford something I want in the future.

    As for "needs", there isn't a single person in North America who is in need, who lacks the necessities of life. They may not have a cushy, comfortable life or a fulfilling life or the life they may want, but nobody is to blame for that lack than the person themselves unless they suffer physically or mentally from debilitating handicaps of no fault of their own and I'm all for protecting and supporting those people as much as they need. Defrauding WalMart and the government with support cards that are malfunctioning, taking advantage of a glitch in the system, is not in any way acquiring needs - no ma'am, not at all. It is plain and simple theft and shouldn't be coddled with the victim mentality that pervades the left and is destroying much that is good in society.
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    Re: Food stamp glitch leads to Wal-Mart stampede

    Quote Originally Posted by CanadaJohn View Post
    Yes, if I was afflicted with the victim gene, I might very well reword my comments as you suggest, but I'm not so I'll keep my comments just as I posted them.

    I'm not a rich person by any means and there are many things I may want and can't afford at this stage in my life. That doesn't mean I then have the moral authority to take what I want from those who happen to have it. Everything I do have, I worked very hard to acquire and I was taught by very unselfish parents that the only things truly worth having are those that I work hard to get. Working hard includes applying myself and doing well in school, working hard and giving all I can to whomever is my employer at any given point in time, and working hard means foregoing instantaneous personal gratification in order to save and afford something I want in the future.

    As for "needs", there isn't a single person in North America who is in need, who lacks the necessities of life. They may not have a cushy, comfortable life or a fulfilling life or the life they may want, but nobody is to blame for that lack than the person themselves unless they suffer physically or mentally from debilitating handicaps of no fault of their own and I'm all for protecting and supporting those people as much as they need. Defrauding WalMart and the government with support cards that are malfunctioning, taking advantage of a glitch in the system, is not in any way acquiring needs - no ma'am, not at all. It is plain and simple theft and shouldn't be coddled with the victim mentality that pervades the left and is destroying much that is good in society.
    Basically it comes down to this, you have opportunity, so you don't live in a constant state of repression. Others do, some have multiple "reasons" why they are repressed from their skin color, childhood environment, education options, and so much more. I see that you hate them, that's fine. But to suggest that it's a genetic trait or a choice that causes a person to be in poverty, and/or repressed, and/or a victim, is the true indicator of level of privilege in your life, apparently quite high.
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    Re: Food stamp glitch leads to Wal-Mart stampede

    Quote Originally Posted by Mason66 View Post
    How many people here, and please answer honestly, would have done what these people did?

    How many of you would have spent as much as you could have with the card hoping to never have to pay it back?

    I for one would not have. If I had the card I would have known the limit and used it accordingly.

    Honest answers please.
    I would not have, but I do have some understanding for those that did. I imagine for some it may have been quite cathartic. After having boots upon your throat literally and figuratively, financially for sure, educationally probably, and Walmart being the corporate store so to speak, I get it. I wouldn't do it, but there's more at play there I think than greed.
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    Re: Food stamp glitch leads to Wal-Mart stampede

    Quote Originally Posted by Summerwind View Post
    I would not have, but I do have some understanding for those that did. I imagine for some it may have been quite cathartic. After having boots upon your throat literally and figuratively, financially for sure, educationally probably, and Walmart being the corporate store so to speak, I get it. I wouldn't do it, but there's more at play there I think than greed.
    I can't believe this is a serious post

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    Re: Food stamp glitch leads to Wal-Mart stampede

    Quote Originally Posted by Summerwind View Post
    Basically it comes down to this, you have opportunity, so you don't live in a constant state of repression. Others do, some have multiple "reasons" why they are repressed from their skin color, childhood environment, education options, and so much more. I see that you hate them, that's fine. But to suggest that it's a genetic trait or a choice that causes a person to be in poverty, and/or repressed, and/or a victim, is the true indicator of level of privilege in your life, apparently quite high.
    100% pure unadulterated bull****.

    How can you make excuses for people stealing from a store, and you have no idea who these people are.

    If you look at the picture, I can tell you, most of them are dressed much nicer tan anything I have in my closet.

    I challenge you to find one person that did this that actually needed what they took.

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    Re: Food stamp glitch leads to Wal-Mart stampede

    Quote Originally Posted by Summerwind View Post
    I would not have, but I do have some understanding for those that did. I imagine for some it may have been quite cathartic. After having boots upon your throat literally and figuratively, financially for sure, educationally probably, and Walmart being the corporate store so to speak, I get it. I wouldn't do it, but there's more at play there I think than greed.
    More bull**** excuses for criminals.

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    Re: Food stamp glitch leads to Wal-Mart stampede

    Quote Originally Posted by Summerwind View Post
    Basically it comes down to this, you have opportunity, so you don't live in a constant state of repression. Others do, some have multiple "reasons" why they are repressed from their skin color, childhood environment, education options, and so much more. I see that you hate them, that's fine. But to suggest that it's a genetic trait or a choice that causes a person to be in poverty, and/or repressed, and/or a victim, is the true indicator of level of privilege in your life, apparently quite high.
    Utter nonsense - to suggest I hate anyone is the height of the ignorant superiority the typical liberal feels over anyone who deigns to disagree with their view that people are simply victims of their circumstances. Thankfully, when countries like Canada and America were being founded and developing into the great countries they now are, there were very few with your mentality around and you should bless the ground you walk on that there are far more people in power who believe in the quality and quantity of the opportunity, intelligence, initiative and self respect of the citizens of our countries and give them great opportunities to succeed.

    I don't hate you or anyone else but I damn sure hate the pathetic weakness of your arguments and your view of your fellow man - shame on you.
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