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Old 11-17-08, 01:48 PM   #1
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60 bucks in food stamps 2 days no food

ok, i am not eligible for food stamps anymore, but I have a food stamps card because of my room mate, it has about 60 bucks on it, I have 2 days to use it and the card works. do i go buy a bacon wrapped steak and some dr pepper?

or do i give it to a homeless person
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buy $60 worth of mac n cheese and beans. tell your roomie to go pick up some gov't cheese and whatever else they're giving away.
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Get stuff with a long shelf life. At this point you really need to look out for #1.
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60 bucks is 60 bucks. Use it to buy food you will eat and food that will keep.
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yeah - buy staple food with long shelf life. If you wanna 'spread the wealth' you could always slip a lil something to a street person or two, 'Happy Thanksgiving' sort of thing.

I just braved the cold to deposit my paycheck (which is long since accounted for in its entirety) ... saw a homeless woman with a dog sitting on the cold concrete. I really wish I wasn't so broke right now.
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Rice and beans are good calories for your buck.
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And peanut butter.
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so pb and bread, and give it to people.


because i cant really take it with me.

I cant carry much weight. I have to cross town more or less with a duffel on wed. and the fsa and being painful about weight and flying.
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so pb and bread, and give it to people.


because i cant really take it with me.

I cant carry much weight. I have to cross town more or less with a duffel on wed. and the fsa and being painful about weight and flying.
Well in that case, maybe you could just stock up on some energy bars and convenient snack type products. Did you decide where you are moving to?
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find a food pantry and ask them to meet you at the grocery store. Give them the card to buy what they want and then get them to drive you across town.
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Definately Dr. Pepper - who needs food?
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If that food stamp card is not used, the money goes back into the system to be redistributed to others. So don't feel pressured to use it up if you cannot find a use for it.
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You realize that using food stamps dishonestly is like stealing from the government and us taxpayers? Bottom line, if you want dr. pepper, get your own money!

But hey, before long we'll all be on food stamps, living on the great american plantation, where no one works and all are nourished by welfare, under the sovereign rule of Mr. president elect.

and yes im exagerating for effect.

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You realize that using food stamps dishonestly is like stealing from the government and us taxpayers? Bottom line, if you want dr. pepper, get your own money!

But hey, before long we'll all be on food stamps, living on the great american plantation, where no one works and all are nourished by welfare, under the sovereign rule of Mr. president elect.

and yes im exagerating for effect.
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If that food stamp card is not used, the money goes back into the system to be redistributed to others. So don't feel pressured to use it up if you cannot find a use for it.
best point so far. Why not grab good stuff that will keep and is easy to carry, and whatever funds you don't use won't really be wasted.
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You realize that using food stamps dishonestly is like stealing from the government and us taxpayers? Bottom line, if you want dr. pepper, get your own money!

But hey, before long we'll all be on food stamps, living on the great american plantation, where no one works and all are nourished by welfare, under the sovereign rule of Mr. president elect.

and yes im exagerating for effect.
elf is that YOU? WHERE IS ELF AND WHAT DID YOU DO TO HIM???
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Old 11-17-08, 03:45 PM   #18
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yes they do.

I live in a nation where I know people with depression who get disability. I have had to argue with people on my way to to work, after i had a seizure so i could get up out of the ditch and go to work.

(different occasion)
and leave the hospitial after the emt's lost my glasses and ride my bicycle to work after having a seizure,
do not start with me, i have little sympathy. and i am a tax payer

i have been the emergancy room 31 times this year. and have been left to lie in the ditch more times than that. thats why i would give it to a homeless person
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you def. should look out for yourself right now, c0urt, but your attitude is one we all should have. Thank you

and I'm truly sorry...it sounds like this has been a very tough year. Hang in there.
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Hey, i have political views too.


I do apologize though, i wasnt aware of your financial troubles.

I just feel its wrong when someone bums money off the government just because they can.
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Buy a bunch of peanut butter, shove it in a flat rate box and mail to your new addy.
that's actually another great idea, if you can afford the postage. Flat rate is good assuming the box is big enough, cause food will weigh a lot. Priority mail would be high without the flat rate box.
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that's cool - I have a hard time finding them here, and the sizes I have seen are very small....again, a good option to consider and worth getting the boxes.
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I do apologize though, i wasnt aware of your financial troubles.

I just feel its wrong when someone bums money off the government just because they can.
AND! They bum money off of us EVERYTIME we get paid just because they can!
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I do apologize though, i wasnt aware of your financial troubles.

I just feel its wrong when someone bums money off the government just because they can.
Oh no. Our little elf is growing up. I'm telling everyone in mtb.
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