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    Re: Have you ever paid for a strangers meal?

    I regularly pay for the car behind me at Starbucks.

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    Re: Have you ever paid for a strangers meal?

    The most recent were the boys at the skatepark. I have been somewhat homeless, but not really experiencing a food issue. One of the skateparks that I shot video at has/had a large contingency of homeless young minority men, 18-23, who helped me immensely by not treating my like the 54 yo, middle class woman I appear to be and shared their mj sources with me to the point of staying with me the first couple of meetings with same connection, who I now contact directly. So over the past year or so, I made a point of going there a couple of times a month and taking 4-5 to burger king or mcdonalds, their choice, and when it was one of their b-days I would buy cupcakes and iced teas and take the goodies to the skatepark so they could have a little something.

    Unfortunately the police have done something in that park because all those young men are no longer there, ever. Don't know what and nobody seems to know.
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    Re: Have you ever paid for a strangers meal?

    Quote Originally Posted by herenow1 View Post
    Over the past year or so I've seen several Facebook posts about someone in the drive thru paying for their meal, or someone at Starbucks paying for their coffee. A pay it forward type deal if you will.
    Have you ever randomly paid for someone's meal or drink? If so, why?
    I think it's neat.



    Yes, because I'm a citizen of the USA and I've paid taxes all of my life.

    One of the many things that our taxes do is pay for the USA's USAID program which has fed millions of people all over this planet since JFK created it in 1961.

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    Re: Have you ever paid for a strangers meal?

    Quote Originally Posted by shrubnose View Post
    Yes, because I'm a citizen of the USA and I've paid taxes all of my life.

    One of the many things that our taxes do is pay for the USA's USAID program which has fed millions of people all over this planet since JFK created it in 1961.
    And don't forget EBT or food stamps, they help your fellow citizens right here.
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    Re: Have you ever paid for a strangers meal?

    Quote Originally Posted by Summerwind View Post
    And don't forget EBT or food stamps, they help your fellow citizens right here.



    Yep, they sure do, but some people on the right would like to eliminate them and spend the money on foreign wars instead.

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    Re: Have you ever paid for a strangers meal?

    Quote Originally Posted by shrubnose View Post
    Yep, they sure do, but some people on the right would like to eliminate them and spend the money on foreign wars instead.
    And the people on the Left like to keep those people on the Democratic Slave Plantation. Keep them down accountable and dependent to the Democratic Masters.

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    Re: Have you ever paid for a strangers meal?

    Quote Originally Posted by shrubnose View Post
    Yep, they sure do, but some people on the right would like to eliminate them and spend the money on foreign wars instead.
    I would suggest limiting the amount of time you can receive them. If you work, I have no problem with you receiving EBT. If your in your 30's, never had a job and dont plan on looking....well thats a different story. :p Im also not interested in foreign wars....we have to many things here in this country that needs fixing.

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    Re: Have you ever paid for a strangers meal?

    As an expat in the 3rd world I have voluntarily paid for food, medical treatments/medicines and school supplies or kids.

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    Re: Have you ever paid for a strangers meal?

    It is customary to pay for newly acquainted tourist guests here. But I always have the feeling that this may not be reciprocated abroad?
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    Re: Have you ever paid for a strangers meal?

    Yes, it's called 'taxes' and 'welfare'.

    Plus, I have given to food banks...many, many times.

    Have I specifically bought an individual whom I do not know who is in my presence a meal...I cannot remember...probably.

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