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    Re: Food stamp glitch leads to Wal-Mart stampede

    OK, the EBT. I finally made the connection between this story and the sign outside the Mavericks that said "EBT is down and we will not be accepting transactions".

    I had never heard of "EBT" and I thought it was another name for a debit card. Hehe. Looks like these two Walmarts were the only places that were not able to place 2 and 2 together.

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    Re: Walmart shelves in Springhill, Mansfield, cleared in EBT glitch

    Quote Originally Posted by AliHajiSheik View Post
    I read what they write.
    So do I and I reproduced a comment from a poster wondering about RIOTS if this was not allowed. Now combine that with the pics of the store in question and tell me just who is that was suppose to RIOT? Who is the group that was predicted to RIOT if the verdict in the Zimmerman case was not to their liking? Just which ethnic group is it that is predominately associated with RIOTS?

    If you can honestly answer that you will see it was there before I ever brought it up.
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    Re: Walmart shelves in Springhill, Mansfield, cleared in EBT glitch

    Quote Originally Posted by haymarket View Post
    So do I and I reproduced a comment from a poster wondering about RIOTS if this was not allowed. Now combine that with the pics of the store in question and tell me just who is that was suppose to RIOT? Who is the group that was predicted to RIOT if the verdict in the Zimmerman case was not to their liking? Just which ethnic group is it that is predominately associated with RIOTS?

    If you can honestly answer that you will see it was there before I ever brought it up.
    So you can't refute his facts so you impune his motives. I can't say that those aren't his motives, but the key point on THIS thread is that he didn't bring up race, YOU did. You also didn't challenge him directly, you coyly asked it as an indirect question.

    People who aspire to a color blind world are constantly dragged back by the likes of you who relish the opportunity to bring up the subject. On this thread, shame on you. If I do see that from the OP on another thread, then on that thread it will be shame on them.

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    Re: Food stamp glitch leads to Wal-Mart stampede

    Quote Originally Posted by SmokeAndMirrors View Post
    *sigh* Ok. Slower this time.

    People who can afford food easily want to get in, out, and on with their lives. They certainly don't want to spend additional time acquiring something of unknown quality while risking possible repercussion if they could just go in and get it themselves and avoid all of that.

    Also, these can't possibly be people on EBT themselves. Free is better than reduced price to people who are in a pinch.

    So, if you are right, and this is happening "constantly" or whatever you want to call it, then you've just proven the American system leaves people without reasonable ability to eat. The only reason illegal markets ever flourish is because something is inaccessible through legal means.

    I could almost believe that, since we're talking about neighborhoods stricken with poverty.

    But man, I've been to places in this country that look like they've been bombed. Gotta say I've never seen this. Sounds like another "lazy parasites" meme to me.
    I can assure you it's a regular occurance. I will say it was much more common when they were actual "stamps" but still with the ebt card, it happens frequently. I know people who do it and I have been approached numerous times to do it. Some people would rather have cash than food, especially when they know they can get free food at a shelter, numerous food banks ( which will provide a week or two of groceries), or even some churches if they are hungry. They know the game and it's not hard to play or find people who want to buy $100 worth of groceries for $50.
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    Re: Food stamp glitch leads to Wal-Mart stampede[W:236]

    Quote Originally Posted by Grand Mal View Post
    WalMart is as guilty as the people.

    "Lynd explained the cards weren't showing limits and they called corporate Wal-Mart, whose spokesman said to let the people use the cards anyway."
    Yep, I have to agree.

    And as far as the EBT card holders that took advantage of this glitch, they should have their EBT docked until they've paid back what they've stolen.

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    Re: Food stamp glitch leads to Wal-Mart stampede

    Quote Originally Posted by americanwoman View Post
    I can assure you it's a regular occurance. I will say it was much more common when they were actual "stamps" but still with the ebt card, it happens frequently. I know people who do it and I have been approached numerous times to do it. Some people would rather have cash than food, especially when they know they can get free food at a shelter, numerous food banks ( which will provide a week or two of groceries), or even some churches if they are hungry. They know the game and it's not hard to play or find people who want to buy $100 worth of groceries for $50.
    I also think you and I do agree that, though some people do exploit and abuse the system, there are others that actually need it.

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    Re: Food stamp glitch leads to Wal-Mart stampede

    Quote Originally Posted by Dr. Chuckles View Post
    I also think you and I do agree that, though some people do exploit and abuse the system, there are others that actually need it.
    Yes, I agree!
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    Re: Walmart shelves in Springhill, Mansfield, cleared in EBT glitch

    Quote Originally Posted by AliHajiSheik View Post
    So you can't refute his facts so you impune his motives. I can't say that those aren't his motives, but the key point on THIS thread is that he didn't bring up race, YOU did. You also didn't challenge him directly, you coyly asked it as an indirect question.

    People who aspire to a color blind world are constantly dragged back by the likes of you who relish the opportunity to bring up the subject. On this thread, shame on you. If I do see that from the OP on another thread, then on that thread it will be shame on them.
    We do NOT live in a color blind society. To pretend that we do is simply a lie. Aspiring to achievethat worthy goal is a good thing. But in no way shpae or from changes how people today use issues to attempt to advance their own political agenda.
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    Re: Food stamp glitch leads to Wal-Mart stampede[W:236]

    Quote Originally Posted by Fenton View Post
    Yep, I have to agree.

    And as far as the EBT card holders that took advantage of this glitch, they should have their EBT docked until they've paid back what they've stolen.
    So if you agree Walmart is also at fault, then why should the EBTers be the only ones docked till its paid back?
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    Re: Walmart shelves in Springhill, Mansfield, cleared in EBT glitch

    Quote Originally Posted by haymarket View Post
    We do NOT live in a color blind society. To pretend that we do is simply a lie. Aspiring to achievethat worthy goal is a good thing. But in no way shpae or from changes how people today use issues to attempt to advance their own political agenda.
    Can you point me to where I said that we do live in a color blind society?

    Everyone uses issues to advance their own political agenda, are you equating race with politics? Again, you were the only one who brought up race I see no justification for you doing so on this thread.

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