Democrat Food Stamp Recipients Attempt Mass Theft At Walmart

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    Oct 14, 2013 11:36 PM GMT
    The food stamp system was down for a few hours this weekend and apparently there was no "limit" on what people could buy with their food stamp cards.

    Knowing that they certainly did NOT have an "unlimited amount" of purchasing power, nevertheless these Democrat food stamp recipients went on a rampage, trying to "buy" as much as they could.



    EBT benefit card glitch sparks Walmart shopping sprees in Louisiana

    http://www.cbsnews.com/8301-201_162-57607332/ebt-benefit-card-glitch-sparks-walmart-shopping-sprees-in-louisiana/
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    Oct 14, 2013 11:59 PM GMT
    http://www.pewresearch.org/fact-tank/2013/07/12/the-politics-and-demographics-of-food-stamp-recipients/
    ...when the political lens shifts from partisanship to ideology, the participation gap vanishes. Self-described political conservatives were no more likely than liberals or moderates to have received food stamps (17% for each group), according to the survey...

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    Oct 15, 2013 12:44 AM GMT
    I could care less if democrats or republicans need to eat using food stamps. This is one of those programs that I just don't have an issue with, if people need food, we are a wealthy country, people should at least have food. The fact that the cold hearted OP thought it cute to say these were democrats shows what sort of scummy people some people in America have become.
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    "Democrat Food Stamp Recipients Attempt Mass Theft At Walmart"

    Proof they were democrats, please, or wear a liar sign.


    As for the glitch: " Xerox, which hosts some of the infrastructure used by the EBT card system, told KSLA that a power outage during a routine maintenance test caused the temporary glitch. "
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    Oct 15, 2013 1:21 AM GMT
    the 39 and 52 second mark
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    Oct 15, 2013 1:22 AM GMT
    smartmoney saidI could care less if democrats or republicans need to eat using food stamps. This is one of those programs that I just don't have an issue with, if people need food, we are a wealthy country, people should at least have food. The fact that the cold hearted OP thought it cute to say these were democrats shows what sort of scummy people some people in America have become.


    Agree
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    Oct 15, 2013 1:35 AM GMT
    smartmoney saidI could care less if democrats or republicans need to eat using food stamps. This is one of those programs that I just don't have an issue with, if people need food, we are a wealthy country, people should at least have food. The fact that the cold hearted OP thought it cute to say these were democrats shows what sort of scummy people some people in America have become.


    Agreed.
    The one public service the OP provides is to repeatedly show us how selfish and mean-spirited conservatives have become.
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    Oct 15, 2013 2:01 AM GMT
    smartmoney saidI could care less if democrats or republicans need to eat using food stamps. This is one of those programs that I just don't have an issue with, if people need food, we are a wealthy country, people should at least have food. The fact that the cold hearted OP thought it cute to say these were democrats shows what sort of scummy people some people in America have become.


    You miss the entire point.

    It's not about whether or not the government should provide food stamps to people. It's the complete breakdown of a civil society that these people demonstrated by their actions.

    Did they not know what they were doing is WRONG?

    It's equally dismaying (though predictable) that the libs here would get this all mixed up with the expected confusion about what the topic is actually about.
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    Oct 15, 2013 2:10 AM GMT
    KissTheSky said
    smartmoney saidI could care less if democrats or republicans need to eat using food stamps. This is one of those programs that I just don't have an issue with, if people need food, we are a wealthy country, people should at least have food. The fact that the cold hearted OP thought it cute to say these were democrats shows what sort of scummy people some people in America have become.


    Agreed.
    The one public service the OP provides is to repeatedly show us how selfish and mean-spirited conservatives have become.



    freedomisntfree said
    smartmoney saidI could care less if democrats or republicans need to eat using food stamps. This is one of those programs that I just don't have an issue with, if people need food, we are a wealthy country, people should at least have food. The fact that the cold hearted OP thought it cute to say these were democrats shows what sort of scummy people some people in America have become.


    Agree


    I "3rd" this. I'm sure you can tell my friend who lost her mother and my other friend who was kicked out of his house that they deserve to starve. Wasn't JK Rowling a single mother and on Britian's version of food stamps at one point?

    It's not the most reputable source, but I found this on Wiki:

    "The seven-year period that followed entailed the death of her mother, divorce from her first husband and poverty until Rowling finished the first novel in the series, Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone (1997)."

    The point is not all of us live in a traditional Christian family, where if things happen our family and the Christian community (Church) can help during tragic events or unforeseen circumstances -- FDR realized this.

    These people OP aren't worried about going to see a Yankee game (at least we agree on something) and eating an overpriced hotdog -- they are trying to make ends meet so they don't go to bed starving. I also think if these systems weren't in place there would be a higher shrink rate in grocery stores. Erin Brockovich has admitted to stealing medicine for her children.

    Yes, there are people that abuse these systems and it's a sin. BUT if you open up a grocery store or any store for that matter there is bound to be theft. Should we close down all stores, because there are a few sleazy people?

    P.S. OP it's the way you said it. Your stance is obvious so don't try and mix words.


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    Oct 15, 2013 2:18 AM GMT
    SeanHamilton said


    It's equally dismaying (though predictable) that the libs here would get this all mixed up with the expected confusion about what the topic is actually about.



    I know you would like to believe all liberals are stupid uneducated HS drop-outs, but your stance was clearly made. If you're going to post something don't expect a simple yes or no answer.

    There are republican web communities that will enjoy spreading the petty negative attitude that you've demonstrated here. Misery loves company, but gay means happy icon_wink.gif
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    Oct 15, 2013 2:42 AM GMT
    the only blame here IMHO is walmart for allowing purchases without the credit card system working. They simply could have limited purchases for that day to 50 dollars per card, or not allowed them at all. The system was not down for long, and why is the only walmart that experienced this?

    To allow the people to load up carts while Walmart sat by is just stupid. But maybe they had a reason to? As usual the government usually "covers" such corruptions and the corporations profit from it.

    There is a moral argument that people do not value things as much if they are given it for free but i dont think its made on this story.

    Now that fast food places prominently state they "take" EBT in my opinion is just a PR stunt to gather more people onto the government roles.

    John Stossel did a good documentary on the foodstamp system. With the Socal guy who bought lobster with his EBT card and laughed it up how he was loving life and farting things out in SOCAL.

    Unfortunately you have to tolerate deadbeats like that if you have somewhat of a social safety net.

    The guy who lives as a adult baby is another example, and was on NATGEO's taboo flaunting how he loved the lifestyle and was on disability. But simultaneously had an online business making adult baby furniture. He still gets his dissability, but seemed pretty good with a drill.

    http://www.foxnews.com/politics/2011/10/20/adult-baby-claims-disability-checks-will-continue-despite-coburn-complaint/


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    Oct 15, 2013 2:47 AM GMT
    musclmed said

    There is a moral argument that people do not value things as much if they are given it for free but i dont think its made on this story.


    At least you see the point I'm bringing up. It's a moral issue. The behavior of these people in taking advantage of the situation is WRONG. They're LOOTING the store.

    Interesting how all the libs on here so far have tried to make this into an issue of "The OP doesn't think people should have food stamps."

    More delusional, scatterbrained "thought" from the left.

    And their avoidance of the moral issue here, and the RESPONSIBILITY that was clearly lacking by these people at the Wal-Mart, is horrifying.
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    Oct 15, 2013 3:49 AM GMT
    But not surprising.
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    Oct 15, 2013 3:57 AM GMT
    SeanHamilton said
    musclmed said

    There is a moral argument that people do not value things as much if they are given it for free but i dont think its made on this story.


    At least you see the point I'm bringing up. It's a moral issue. The behavior of these people in taking advantage of the situation is WRONG. They're LOOTING the store.

    Interesting how all the libs on here so far have tried to make this into an issue of "The OP doesn't think people should have food stamps."

    More delusional, scatterbrained "thought" from the left.

    And their avoidance of the moral issue here, and the RESPONSIBILITY that was clearly lacking by these people at the Wal-Mart, is horrifying.


    Listen if Amex credit card system didnt work for a few hours do you think it is likely you would see the same scene? I doubt it, they would just say NO AMEX.

    Am I surprised do human beings try to take advantage of a situation no?

    I mean locally some not so poor people take advantage of EBT , but its usually one of many of several different entitlement programs they abuse.

    People also abuse handicap placards to get free parking so they can go to the gay mecca gym. They park on a permit only street , throw up a handicap placard, climb a 35% grade hill to a spin class for an hour, then be completely "ok" with returning to there handicap placard.

    My neighbors down the block are obsessed with that topic. Again they are so surprised people would do something so amoral. I am not, nor am I shocked others are selectively blind to it.

    In the Walmart case its analogous to leaving merchandise out in the parking lot. Walmart has a duty to mitigate its damages.
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    SH said, lol" Interesting how all the libs on here so far have tried to make this into an issue of "The OP doesn't think people should have food stamps."

    D'oh. You have no idea, none whatsoever, that those discovering they had a no limits card and taking advantage of that, were Conservative, Liberal, Rhinoceros, or Commie. This makes you appear as an idiot, and I can't understand why you would want that.

    And of course, with the hair-raising ride the precious GOP, led by a Canadian (lol, that's so rich), has provided, I can see personally why people would want to stock up. This just gets weirder and weirder. Nice going, GOP. icon_lol.gif
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    Oct 15, 2013 4:24 AM GMT
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    AnOriginal said
    SeanHamilton said


    It's equally dismaying (though predictable) that the libs here would get this all mixed up with the expected confusion about what the topic is actually about.



    I know you would like to believe all liberals are stupid uneducated HS drop-outs, BUT you're the idiot for joining a site called RealJock. Do you even play a sport or have the capability to jog? Are you even gay?

    Seriously go join some republican web community -- they'll enjoy spreading the petty negative attitude that you've demonstrated here. Misery loves company, but gay means happy icon_wink.gif

    You're the one demonstrating a pretty simplistic attitude. Being on RJ all of 2 weeks hardly gives you the stature to tell others that they should or should not join.


    I see I've been quoted. I came back to change my post. I realize there are plenty of ex athletes, people with injuries, and various reasons for joining this community.

    The "alleged" (1) people that took advantage in the article, the OP (SeanHamilton) linked, should lose all future benefits or at the very least be accountable for paying it back. Now, what the OP did was PETTY:

    Why didn't he report on something that actually affects the US as a nation such as the Wall Street Journal's article on "HP: Hackers Cost Average U.S. Group 11.6 million Per Year" (2) or identity theft. No, he decides to post on a local story; he doesn't even belong to the State where the story originated from!

    The post he created had an agenda. Neither the article nor video supported the OP's bold statements that these people are "democrats". Just because the republicans on food stamps are closeted, doesn't mean they don't exist. This may shock you OP, but republicans shop at Walmart too!

    Then the OP takes another jab at democrats by insulting their intelligence "...libs here would get this all mixed up with the expected confusion about what the topic is actually about." AND "More delusional, scatterbrained "thought" from the left."

    I may not always say things people agree with; most of my family members are actually republicans. As I've grown older my points of view have changed on gun control, abortion, and physician assisted suicide, from my first year of college.

    The benefit of RJ is the ignore feature. If you don't like what I have to say you can simply hit that button. My posts will be invisible, unless someone quotes them (assuming you haven't ignored that individual too).

    P.S. Most of his posts are political in nature and in that sense I questioned why he was on RJ. For all I know he isn't even gay icon_eek.gif


    (1) When Walmart's spoke person was asked if they would be taking the loss on food they responded, "They [referring to Walmart employees] monitored transactions during the outage." From the video the OP linked.

    (2) "Cybercrime costs the average U.S. organization $11.56 million a year, a 78% increase from four years ago, according to a study..."
    -Danny Yadron
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    Oct 15, 2013 4:43 AM GMT
    SeanHamilton said
    musclmed said

    There is a moral argument that people do not value things as much if they are given it for free but i dont think its made on this story.
    Did we watch the same video. When Walmart's spoke person was asked if they would be taking the loss on food they responded, "They [referring to Walmart employees] monitored transactions during the outage." From the video YOU linked.

    At least you see the point I'm bringing up. It's a moral issue. The behavior of these people in taking advantage of the situation is WRONG. They're LOOTING the store. Yes, they are 100% wrong and why would Walmart continue operating is beyond me. Unless they could manually swipe and copy a credit card or food stamp card's information.

    Interesting how all the libs on here so far have tried to make this into an issue of "The OP doesn't think people should have food stamps." Read YOUR upcoming sentence and ask yourself "Do I really expect guys on RJ not to voice an opinion. This is more than an "I agree" or "I disagree" answer . You have a bigger agenda; you are bringing up news from a local town that you don't even live in.

    More delusional, scatterbrained "thought" from the left. You remind me of my red neck Uncle from Florida.. You look like him too, is your name Keith. He works as a manager for Home Depot (he's also a racist esp. against black people). The things he says about his black customers (behind closed doors) is disgusting. He apparently isn't a racist though, because he would sit at a bar with a black person! Let me note he was married into the family. My grandparents were amazing people. My great grandfather was an Italian American boxer and used his money to open a candy store to keep kids off the street.

    And their avoidance of the moral issue here, and the RESPONSIBILITY that was clearly lacking by these people at the Wal-Mart, is horrifying. If this is what keeps you up at night you should write a letter to that Walmart in Louisiana and their police station. Again, that video stated Walmart monitored transactions. Maybe some of the carts left behind were because cashiers turned customers away.
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    SeanHamilton said
    musclmed said

    There is a moral argument that people do not value things as much if they are given it for free but i dont think its made on this story.


    At least you see the point I'm bringing up. It's a moral issue. The behavior of these people in taking advantage of the situation is WRONG. They're LOOTING the store.

    Yes, they are 100% wrong


    Exactly my point.

    This isn't a discussion of whether we should dismantle the food stamp program.



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    Oct 15, 2013 1:35 PM GMT
    SeanHamilton said
    smartmoney saidI could care less if democrats or republicans need to eat using food stamps. This is one of those programs that I just don't have an issue with, if people need food, we are a wealthy country, people should at least have food. The fact that the cold hearted OP thought it cute to say these were democrats shows what sort of scummy people some people in America have become.


    You miss the entire point.

    It's not about whether or not the government should provide food stamps to people. It's the complete breakdown of a civil society that these people demonstrated by their actions.

    Did they not know what they were doing is WRONG?

    It's equally dismaying (though predictable) that the libs here would get this all mixed up with the expected confusion about what the topic is actually about.



    Please explain what your topic is about, because I'm pretty sure even you don't know. Apparently you're trying to say Democrats are dishonest and opportunistic. Okay, great. Would you like me to post a few links to how Republicans have lied, stolen and cheated? Didn't think so. Because we both know it would crash the server.
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    Oct 15, 2013 3:04 PM GMT
    Did SeanHamilton get booted already?
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    Oct 15, 2013 3:40 PM GMT
    And this is a surprise?
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    Oct 15, 2013 4:47 PM GMT

    lol, oh the truth is in the details. This is the digital age where everything is tracked - everything. As such, it makes this much ado about nothing. Just look:

    http://www.complexmag.ca/tech/2013/10/ebt-glitch-walmart

    "One woman had to be escorted out around 9 p.m. when the glitch was fixed and limits began showing up again. She reportedly tried ringing up $700.00 worth of food, though she only had $.49 left on her card."


    ...and...

    "Around that time, employees got on a loudspeaker and announced that limits were indeed showing up again, and customers left, leaving endless amounts of food just sitting in the aisles"

    .....and...(here it comes)...


    "Though some people were able to take advantage of the glitch, Walmart says that they were monitoring the transactions during that window of time, so those people may be literally paying for their purchases sometime down the line."

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    Oct 15, 2013 5:34 PM GMT
    ^^^^^^^
    In the video (the OP posted) Walmart stated they monitored transactions. The OP created his own version of the story and portrayed it as a fact.

    The bottom line is unless the OP likes propaganda or enjoys trying to push people's buttons. What's the point of this? We all know stealing is wrong -- our parents/guardians taught us this; seriously does he have to re-educate the RJ community, are we that immoral?

    There are corporation practices, identify theft issues, or heck just knowing if there's a loose burglar or rapist in your area, that would ACTUALLY hold significance to our lives, rather than having the OP post his version of a story that in the grand scheme of things won't impact our lives.


    The tainted "knowledge" he presents us is futile.
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    Oct 15, 2013 5:50 PM GMT
    Was this the thread that finally got southbeach/franktats/(insert this weeks's "sock puppet" account name here) banned.....AGAIN icon_question.gif
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    "Though some people were able to take advantage of the glitch, Walmart says that they were monitoring the transactions during that window of time, so those people may be literally paying for their purchases sometime down the line."

    Yeah, like if they try to use their card again, they'll be debited for the amount they charged against it during this incident. And if there's not enough to cover all the charges, they'll be debited again next time against the outstanding balance, until it's all been paid off.