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    Re: Louisiana Food Stamp Abusers Will Lose Benefits Over Wal-Mart Free For All

    Perhaps the store manager erred on the side of caution and employee safety, being concerned something like this might happen...

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    Re: Louisiana Food Stamp Abusers Will Lose Benefits Over Wal-Mart Free For All

    Quote Originally Posted by Dr. Chuckles View Post
    I fail to see why you assume they couldn't be turned away when other businesses had no issue doing so. And if trouble did start, why it couldn't be dealt with in a traditional manner. In fact, you just seem intent on excusing walmart as some type of victim here, as you did in the original thread on the topic.




    If they were concerned about bad PR that's on them and isn't my problem. They, like every other store, had the option to either close or limit purchases through the system. And if for some unlikely reason trouble started, they could have easily contacted the police.

    Again, why you feel the need to bend over backwards to excuse and justify their behavior, is beyond me. But like Deuce, you seem to have political motivations that are trumping anything akin to reason, and that are simply leading you to excuse the behavior of one group, while you totally vilify the other.


    to say you two are transparent would be an understatement
    Come on Chuckles - what's my political motivation here? You make the accusation, spill it out.

    All I'm doing is pointing out that Walmart has this gigantic "hit me" sign painted on their backs and regardless what they do they get bashed. As I said, if they didn't allow people to shop, they'd be charged with being racist haters of the poor - you know it's true - why do you bend over backwards to claim Walmart is just like any other business when you know full well that only a Walmart would be criticized because they are an easy media target. And we are talking Louisiana here, where looting is a regular passtime.

    And to be clear, you're the only one who wants to identify victims here. I never once said Walmart was a victim - I simply stated they did what they felt was best for their corporate identity under the circumstances. I remember pictures in the media during Katrina and the aftermath of the "good citizens" of New Orleans smashing Walmart windows and filling shopping carts with TVs, stereos, DVDs, all the usual necessities of survival in the aftermath of a serious hurricane. Did Walmart go after these people? I never heard anything about it if they did - they chalked up the loss to the weather and the caliber of citizen they served in New Orleans.

    So, save your naive championing of the "good citizens" of Louisiana and your bashing of that evil empire known as Walmart for someone who's just fallen off the turnip truck and hasn't quite regained intelligence.
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    Re: Louisiana Food Stamp Abusers Will Lose Benefits Over Wal-Mart Free For All

    Quote Originally Posted by VanceMack View Post
    Perhaps the store manager erred on the side of caution and employee safety, being concerned something like this might happen...

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    An irrational fear, considering other places across the country, including places in that very area, didn't face any such "robberies". They allowed it to happen.
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    Re: Louisiana Food Stamp Abusers Will Lose Benefits Over Wal-Mart Free For All

    Quote Originally Posted by Korimyr the Rat View Post
    There's an emergency protocol in place where they're supposed to limit EBT transactions to $50 while the system is down. Strikes me as perfectly reasonable.

    Stopping sales entirely while the system is down means people like me can't eat.
    not to sound too much like an ass, but I seriously doubt that the system being down for a couple of hours would mean anyone on foodstamps couldn't eat.
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    Re: Louisiana Food Stamp Abusers Will Lose Benefits Over Wal-Mart Free For All

    Quote Originally Posted by cpwill View Post
    But hold on to your hat. You're about to get accused of everything in the book.
    Because he's going after an abuse like this?

    Thats a stupid claim CP. 99% of people, regardless of politics, will support this move.

    Typical right wing trash response. They cry about being victimized falsely so often it's getting ridiculous. For every honest complaint that they have there are a dozen non-existent things they cry about.
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    Re: Louisiana Food Stamp Abusers Will Lose Benefits Over Wal-Mart Free For All

    Quote Originally Posted by VanceMack View Post
    Perhaps the store manager erred on the side of caution and employee safety, being concerned something like this might happen...

    Shocking robberies inside sports stores - CNN.com Video
    many stores limited or shut down EBT purchases without incident. And the mere chance of something happening does not justify any action to prevent it. In fact, there is a chance the next person you meet on the street may try to kill you, but that in no way justifies you using force to subdue them

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    Re: Louisiana Food Stamp Abusers Will Lose Benefits Over Wal-Mart Free For All

    Quote Originally Posted by roguenuke View Post
    An irrational fear, considering other places across the country, including places in that very area, didn't face any such "robberies". They allowed it to happen.
    Do you think the incident shown in that video is a new occurrence or even rare? Do you believe the store manager was thinking "awesome!!! Im going to make the Waltons SO MUCH MONEY today"? Or do you think the store manager was thinking..."well...****...Im not sure what to do...just...ring them up"? NONE of which excuses the very obvious intent of the people that went to WalMart that day with the ABSOLUTE INTENT to commit fraud, as testified to when they ran out of the store and left their baskets in place as soon as the system came up.

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    Re: Louisiana Food Stamp Abusers Will Lose Benefits Over Wal-Mart Free For All

    Quote Originally Posted by Dr. Chuckles View Post
    many stores limited or shut down EBT purchases without incident. And the mere chance of something happening does not justify any action to prevent it. In fact, there is a chance the next person you meet on the street may try to kill you, but that in no way justifies you using force to subdue them
    But the fact is you dont KNOW the store managers intent, any more than I do. However...we ABSOLUTELY know the thieves intent, dont we.

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    Re: Louisiana Food Stamp Abusers Will Lose Benefits Over Wal-Mart Free For All

    Quote Originally Posted by OscarB63 View Post
    not to sound too much like an ass, but I seriously doubt that the system being down for a couple of hours would mean anyone on foodstamps couldn't eat.
    I haven't looked into this event in depth... but it seems to me that the extent of the fraud being discussed here couldn't have occurred within a couple of hours.

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    Re: Louisiana Food Stamp Abusers Will Lose Benefits Over Wal-Mart Free For All

    Quote Originally Posted by CanadaJohn View Post
    Come on Chuckles - what's my political motivation here? You make the accusation, spill it out.
    that you don't like people on assistance and will find them at fault and excuse walmart regardless of the rhetorical acrobats required. Duece is much the same way, just approaching the topic from the opposing side.

    All I'm doing is pointing out that Walmart has this gigantic "hit me" sign painted on their backs and regardless what they do they get bashed. As I said, if they didn't allow people to shop, they'd be charged with being racist haters of the poor - you know it's true - why do you bend over backwards to claim Walmart is just like any other business when you know full well that only a Walmart would be criticized because they are an easy media target. And we are talking Louisiana here, where looting is a regular passtime.
    Yet we had walmarts shut down EBT purchases that day without such charges being made. Which directly disprove your claim. And this has been pointed out to you numerous times ....

    It's clear you just don't want to acknowledge that

    And to be clear, you're the only one who wants to identify victims here. I never once said Walmart was a victim
    No, you just continually portray them as such.


    So, save your naive championing of the "good citizens" of Louisiana and your bashing of that evil empire known as Walmart for someone who's just fallen off the turnip truck and hasn't quite regained intelligence.
    who championed anyone? I've been rather clear, since our original discussion on the topic, that these people are scumbags(I even say as much here). But again, this is something you continually refuse to recognize as you paint your dogmatic political narrative

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