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Date: 03/02/12 03:01 PM

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    SaintPatty Male 18-29
    970 posts
    March 2, 2012 at 2:48 pm
    Link: When You Read It, You Will Face-Palm - Anyone else frustrated by this?
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    Neyro Male 18-29
    148 posts
    March 2, 2012 at 3:08 pm
    Took me a second, but I got it. People really need to fix their priorities. However, you can get a refurb ipod touch for pretty cheap. Still a turd compared to a sansa clip+ for actual music listening though. /mini_rant
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    spultra13 Male 18-29
    174 posts
    March 2, 2012 at 3:10 pm
    not sure what is "it"
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    faaaaq Male 18-29
    693 posts
    March 2, 2012 at 3:12 pm
    Is the face-palm/frustration coming from this book being on iPod/iPad/iPhone? Or from it being entirely useless as applying for such government services is as easy as making a phonecall after looking up the correct number?
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    Buiadh Male 30-39
    6739 posts
    March 2, 2012 at 3:18 pm
    At first I was like ???

    Then I was like !!!
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    diylobotomy Male 18-29
    1832 posts
    March 2, 2012 at 3:26 pm
    My question is: Did people actually think it was hard?
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    DuckBoy87 Male 18-29
    3234 posts
    March 2, 2012 at 3:31 pm
    This isn`t exactly fair, if it is referencing the iOS. Some people work hard and save up their money, buy an iOS device and then lose their jobs.
    Now they have no excuse to drop their 3G plan if they do lose their job, but to be forced to sell a piece of technology that is now almost worthless, is ludicrous.

    Anyways, that`s what happened to me. I saved up my money, I bought my 3G model iPad, I lost my job and dropped ny data plan.
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    CRAIGJ Male 40-49
    142 posts
    March 2, 2012 at 3:32 pm
    @spultra.."not sure what is "it"" =Double Face Palm. This is required reading for the occupy crowd.
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    morimacil123 Male 18-29
    171 posts
    March 2, 2012 at 4:09 pm
    Dunno about america, but here in europe, applying for that kind of stuff can be a real pain in the arse. Like seriously, you have to go through about a million desks and unhelpful burocrats, and get referred left and right, and fill out hundreds of forms, and then eventually, you can qualify.
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    emmettyville Female 40-49
    4348 posts
    March 2, 2012 at 4:12 pm
    I wish my country had food stamps.
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    Xerasia Female 18-29
    1181 posts
    March 2, 2012 at 4:22 pm
    yeah, this seems to be another case of iab deciding something is wrong, merely because the mods don`t need the service they are "frustrated" by. the face palm should be coming from you, iab.
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    McGovern1981 Male 30-39
    14268 posts
    March 2, 2012 at 4:31 pm
    @emmettyville

    No you don`t stop by here I`ll show you the results.
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    Arcval Male 18-29
    304 posts
    March 2, 2012 at 4:35 pm
    @morimacil123:
    Thats deliberate, they think if they make it hard only people who really need it will bother.
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    FoolsPrussia Male 30-39
    3446 posts
    March 2, 2012 at 4:46 pm
    Oh look, a bunch of anonymous people complaining about the least fortunate in our society.
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    Orchideous Male 18-29
    361 posts
    March 2, 2012 at 4:48 pm
    "Dunno about america, but here in europe, applying for that kind of stuff can be a real pain in the arse. Like seriously, you have to go through about a million desks and unhelpful burocrats, and get referred left and right, and fill out hundreds of forms, and then eventually, you can qualify."



    Get a job.
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    lawndartsftw Male 40-49
    1811 posts
    March 2, 2012 at 4:54 pm
    So, a book to help people that need help, get help. Tell me, where is the facepalm in this ???
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    LazyMe484 Male 18-29
    10441 posts
    March 2, 2012 at 4:59 pm
    I don`t see what`s so wrong with this.

    ...Other than the fact that such programs are necessary or that people would pay money to get information that`s freely available elsewhere.

    I could buy an infinite amount of porn for $3.
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    Dabbitish Male 18-29
    8 posts
    March 2, 2012 at 5:14 pm
    "Oh man, I`m so poor I need food stamps. Thankfully, I can download this app on my $700 iphone to teach me how to get it."
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    LazyMe484 Male 18-29
    10441 posts
    March 2, 2012 at 5:22 pm
    "Oh man, I`m so poor I need food stamps. Thankfully, I can download this app on my $700 iphone to teach me how to get it."
    Ooh I get it now. *facepalm* I`m a little slow tonight. I assumed that people could download this on non-apple (thus exponentially cheaper) devices.
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    Kaleotera Female 18-29
    472 posts
    March 2, 2012 at 6:03 pm
    @ Orchideous: Really? "Get a job"? That`s the very best you could come up with?

    A girl I work with has 2 kids and her husband works and they still need food stamps to make ends meet. What would you tell them?

    On topic: You would actually be surprised how many people are well to do and still get in the system for food stamp benefits. It is that kind of abuse that makes it hard on those who actually need the benefits. Frankly, anyone stupid enough to pay for the information on their overly expensive "device" deserves to pay for it. The smart ones find the information on their local state webpage.
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    ajd121 Male 18-29
    625 posts
    March 2, 2012 at 6:32 pm
    Some people really need it, others take advantage, that is why I am in full favor of mandatory drug testing for people on well fare nation wide.
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    antagonizer Male 18-29
    508 posts
    March 2, 2012 at 6:51 pm
    Do you not realize that this book is nothing more than a scam?

    Stupid much for getting agitated over it.
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    FoolsPrussia Male 30-39
    3446 posts
    March 2, 2012 at 8:12 pm
    "Some people really need it, others take advantage, that is why I am in full favor of mandatory drug testing for people on well fare nation wide."

    Come on. This was tried in Florida recently and guess how many people tested positive for drugs? 2%. Another 2% failed to complete the test. The test costs $30 per person. Now why isn`t that considered a waste of taxpayer money?

    Source: http://colorlines.com/archives/2011/08/98_of_florida_welfare_applicants_pass_newly_implemented_drug_tests_discrediting_governor.html
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    SarahofBorg Female 18-29
    3564 posts
    March 2, 2012 at 8:13 pm
    Obviously this was a real book before it was an e-book.
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    SarahofBorg Female 18-29
    3564 posts
    March 2, 2012 at 8:17 pm
    "as applying for such government services is as easy as making a phonecall after looking up the correct number?"

    Yeah, because all it takes is a phone call and the government magically gives you free food. It totally works that way.
    I tried to get stamps once. They wanted me to prove that even though I was technically still on the payroll of a job I didn`t actually get paid because I wasn`t working there. I wasn`t fired, they just didn`t need me and therefore I wasn`t making money. They wanted me to prove I didn`t have paychecks. How in the hell is that even possible? It`s not, so I don`t get stamps.
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    CrakrJak Male 40-49
    17514 posts
    March 2, 2012 at 10:23 pm
    SarahofBorg: That`s technically called being `laid-off` and yes, it`s possible to prove that.
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    stk5m Male 18-29
    322 posts
    March 2, 2012 at 10:35 pm
    Can I buy one with my welfare check?
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    xelous Male 18-29
    2513 posts
    March 2, 2012 at 10:35 pm
    Subsidized iPhones!!!

    WTH
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    mykunter Male 40-49
    2424 posts
    March 2, 2012 at 10:47 pm
    Yes, this is frustrating.

    People on food stamps eat better than I do. Get rid of your damn iPod/iPad/iPhone and the monthly fee if you are starving. Stop taking my tax dollars. If you are so pathetic that you still can`t feed yourself, then you can have beans and rice provided by public assistance... and THAT`S ALL! People on welfare should be sterilized. Parasites on society. No more breeding.
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    Fatninja01 Male 30-39
    25420 posts
    March 2, 2012 at 11:10 pm
    And they say books make you smart.....
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    TKD_Master Male 18-29
    4794 posts
    March 3, 2012 at 12:39 am
    I work at wal-mart. this old guy came in earlier today and was complaining about how welfare only gives him a 1400 dollar check every month. He said it`s hard to live off of. I`m like `dude, shut the drat up. i live off 600/mo working here.` as he proceeded to buy a laptop, laptop case, and USB wireless adapter. (he doesn`t have a wireless network, he thinks it just magically gives him internet, i wasn`t going to tell the drattard.)
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    OpsAss13 Male 30-39
    514 posts
    March 3, 2012 at 12:53 am
    First, the whole drug testing for welfare doesn`t work. Look at FL. So they paid $30.00 a person for test to only eliminate about 2%. <sarcasm>That is financially sound and a damn good use of federal funds. </sarcasm>

    Let me tell you a little bit about myself. I am 31, next week, and have 5 children. Prior to December 2010, I worked very hard, since I was 16, and made good money. I loved my job. In December 2010, I went to the hospital thinking I had GI issues. Turns out my liver was failing and caused mu kidneys to work overtime and fail as well. I spent a month in different hospitals while numerous doctors tried to figure out my issue. Turns out I have a genetic disorder called alpha1-antitrypsin deficiency. This caused non-alcoholic cirrhosis. I now have dialysis 3 times a week for over 4 hours a session. Dialysis kills me. It is comparable to chemotherapy. This caused me to be unable to work and I had no choice but to get food stamps. I did not choose to need
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    OpsAss13 Male 30-39
    514 posts
    March 3, 2012 at 12:56 am
    a liver transplant or to be in constant agony due to dialysis. I would rather be working but it isn`t an option right now. So go ahead and call me lazy and poo. I have heard it all. Oh, and about welfare taking your tax money. It technically isn`t your money. You pay taxes to the government. The government decides where those funds go. It`s like telling your landlord what to do with the money that you pay, to them, for rent. I just hope all you haters don`t get sick or lose your jobs and need assistance.
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    xelous Male 18-29
    2513 posts
    March 3, 2012 at 1:02 am
    Hmm OpsAss, sorry to hear that.

    Are you on a transplant list or the transplant you have is what requires dialysis?
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    OpsAss13 Male 30-39
    514 posts
    March 3, 2012 at 1:03 am
    Sorry for the triple post. @TDK, I call BS on your post. First, old people are on Social Security and not welfare. Plus, even if it was welfare, I have 5 kids and I do not receive anywhere close to that much. Stop trying to fuel the fire when you are clearly full of poo.
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    OpsAss13 Male 30-39
    514 posts
    March 3, 2012 at 1:05 am
    @xelous. The tranplant I am waiting for is for my liver. I am currently on the list but I have b+ blood, which the transplant team said is hard to come by. The dialysis is because the kidneys trying to compensate for the crap liver. They say that, if and when, I get a transplant I should be able to get off of dialysis.
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    mykunter Male 40-49
    2424 posts
    March 3, 2012 at 1:44 am
    "Oh, and about welfare taking your tax money. It technically isn`t your money. You pay taxes to the government. The government decides where those funds go."

    You sir, are wrong. Yes it is my money. Government of the people, for the people, by the people. We the people... WE THE PEOPLE!

    Sorry about your situation, you are entitled to all the beans and rice you and your basketball team of offspring can eat! But sorry, no free smart phones.
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    Fleaman1797 Male 18-29
    718 posts
    March 3, 2012 at 2:58 am
    No, im NOT (frustrated) by this. when i was a kid my mom got sick and couldnt work anymore. if it wasnt for food-stamps and info in a book like THIS VERY BOOK. (of course we had to learn the hard way, by trail and error) we would have died and lost our home. just because you get sick doesnt drating mean you should starve todeath! yes im sure SOME abuse the system. but that doesnt make EVERYONE scumbags for USING the system! and drat YOU to the person who posted this! you act like just because you need help from the government you should be ashamed of yourself. well NO. YOU should be ashamed of yourself for making people who ALREADY feel like crap even WORSE!
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    nikkypickles Female 30-39
    184 posts
    March 3, 2012 at 3:12 am
    @Fleaman1797 - while I sympathise with your plight, the mere fact that this book is for reading on "iPhone, iPad, iTouch" etc, SCREAMS the fact that the person buying should probably pawn those expensive toys before claiming welfare checks. If the book was being advertised as a paper copy, there would be no issue - the book`s contents are perfectly valid and probably very helpful (I haven`t read it and so cannot confirm this)
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    bankvole Male 30-39
    959 posts
    March 3, 2012 at 4:58 am
    this post sums up everything thats wrong with today. The rich turn the poor on the poor. Blacks on the whites. Minimum wage on the unemployed. Private workers on public service. It keeps the poor from joining together, hunting down and eating the rich.
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    HalfPintRoo Female 18-29
    2765 posts
    March 3, 2012 at 5:26 am
    I agree with the person who posted:

    "people on food stamps eat better then I do"

    Just like, the people with no income have better health insurance then I do.

    They are, essentially, in a better finical situation then I am.

    When I was in grade school, I remember the welfare kids having newer clothes then me, brand new shoes that I almost never got, new school supplies I never had and free school lunches.

    I`m not putting down the need for these programs, but it needs to be redone.
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    madest Male 40-49
    7378 posts
    March 3, 2012 at 7:32 am
    When I was in grade school, I remember the welfare kids having newer clothes then me, brand new shoes that I almost never got, new school supplies I never had and free school lunches. -------------
    If that`s true your parents were failures.
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    HalfPintRoo Female 18-29
    2765 posts
    March 3, 2012 at 8:55 am
    completely.

    And, Madest, the welfare kids even had better cheese then me. The welfare cheese was a huge brick of white Land of Lakes cheese in a cardboard container (which made great baseball card or garbage pail kids cards containers- therefore giving them better boxes then me for baseball cards too!!)
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    Squrlz4Sale Male 40-49
    6230 posts
    March 3, 2012 at 10:01 am
    Annnnd Bankvole NAILS it.

    Rodents, unite! =^.^=
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    merrdank Male 18-29
    23 posts
    March 3, 2012 at 10:38 am
    anyone complaining about the truly poor having a better financial situation should read a book I highly recommend. It`s called "how to get food stamps, welfare, and other benefits." You would be amazed at what you qualify for. so whoever posted, "people on food stamps eat better than i do" I strongly suggest looking into government assistance. There`s no shame in it
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    Mooberry Female 18-29
    94 posts
    March 3, 2012 at 10:49 am
    *phew* good thing I can download it on the iPad I bought instead of food....
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    HalfPintRoo Female 18-29
    2765 posts
    March 3, 2012 at 10:51 am
    I was thinking the something mooberry... iPad and iPhone compatible thank God because I could only get the iPad that doesn`t come with wifi... I bet the welfare have better iPads then me too
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    madest Male 40-49
    7378 posts
    March 3, 2012 at 11:00 am
    I`ve had government cheese. It is quite good. Comes in a giant Velveeta style box and is made in Wisconsin.
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    Jaeden3289 Male 18-29
    13 posts
    March 3, 2012 at 11:46 am
    LOL California is NOT the largest state.
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    Xerasia Female 18-29
    1181 posts
    March 3, 2012 at 12:49 pm
    sorry, @nikkypickles, but you`re wrong. it`s true that you can use these apps on $700 equipment, but you can also use them on a used kindle fire that costs around $75. moreover, many school systems are "renting" ipads and whatnot to students to use during the year. for free.
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    Beardofzeus Male 30-39
    670 posts
    March 3, 2012 at 1:51 pm
    Why should people on low (or zero) income be expected to do without luxury items? This group have no social mobility, no holidays, often are poorly educated and feel marginalized, have less access to healthcare etc etc... do you really think that begrudging them some of the technology you take for granted will help matters?
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    Ontario Male 18-29
    229 posts
    March 3, 2012 at 2:09 pm
    I would like to make an anti-semetic joke right now, but I probably shouldn`t.
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    bigfatdynamo Male 30-39
    259 posts
    March 3, 2012 at 4:00 pm
    I qualify for food stamps based on my income. I do not get them. I own two iPod touches (one for me, one for my wife). We use them as our phones (wifi coverage only). We use them for entertainment.

    Owning a home is more important than an iPod, or a tv, or a gaming console. I cannot build equity into anything but a home. But because I have a few creature comforts, if I were to receive food stamps I would be one of those who was "abusing" the system. I would spend the money on a home if my credit rating were good enough to get a home loan at a reasonable rate. Instead, I use my credit card to buy items, pay on them and buy more so I can build my credit rating. But I am judged by the middle and upper class for those things I purchased to raise my credit rating! Ours is an economic system that gives to those who don`t need it and judges those who try to establish the credit needed to become independent. Ridiculous.
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    bophus Male 30-39
    474 posts
    March 3, 2012 at 4:11 pm
    @jaeden, i thought i was the only one who read that lol.
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    bophus Male 30-39
    474 posts
    March 3, 2012 at 4:25 pm
    @bigfatdynamo

    what do you mean trying to establish credit? you stated that you used a credit card to buy comforts and then pay for it then buy more. so do you have bad credit or no credit?

    also, no one would judge you for buying things on a credit card as long as you werent also trying to buy things with food stamps at the same time, lol

    i work in a town that has a lot of people who abuse the system. i saw one woman use her access card to buy 18, yes 18, dippin dots icecream packs. ive also seen it used to buy filet and lobster, name brand soda, tasteycakes, etc. in PA they can also get cash out of their food stamp account using their access card like an atm. ive seem them buy cigarettes and beer with that money

    the reason that people are upset about the use and abuse of foodstamps is because of the reasons above. I dont buy dippin dots icecream because, i have other bills to pay for before i can afford luxuries, so why should i pay for theirs
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    OldOllie Male 60-69
    15841 posts
    March 3, 2012 at 4:29 pm
    The download app ought to alert the welfare office to come and confiscate your all your damned iCrap and sell it on eBay.
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    Ruffiana Male 30-39
    506 posts
    March 3, 2012 at 5:13 pm
    I don`t get it. It`s somehow impossible to own an iOS device and then find yourself in need of government assistance?

    Kindle edition

    Paperback

    iTunes is just one more method of distribution. No big deal.
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    Xerasia Female 18-29
    1181 posts
    March 3, 2012 at 6:31 pm
    maybe you should put down the computer and go back to your old age home, @OldOllie.
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    HalfPintRoo Female 18-29
    2765 posts
    March 3, 2012 at 8:15 pm
    People people people...

    really?

    You think it`s ok to own expensive "ipoo" when you need government assistance??

    I`m not going to touch this...
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    5Cats Male 50-59
    32786 posts
    March 3, 2012 at 10:10 pm
    I would like to make an anti-semetic joke right now, but I probably shouldn`t.
    I`m glad you chose the path of wisdom @Ontario...

    When I was in grade school, I remember the welfare kids having newer clothes then me...
    True that @HalfPintRoo! When I worked in daycare in the poorest part of town, the welfare kids had new clothes that were dirty, and the working parent kids had old clothes that were clean.
    Sad really...
  61. Profile photo of LazyMe484
    LazyMe484 Male 18-29
    10441 posts
    March 4, 2012 at 9:01 am
    You think it`s ok to own expensive "ipoo" when you need government assistance??
    If people on government assistance can feed themselves and afford iCrap, then government assistance is too high.
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    Zeegrr60 Male 40-49
    2106 posts
    March 4, 2012 at 10:40 am
    some people use computers at the library to apply for food stamps.Duh.It`s just a store sight. I see some really snobby people.
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    Willowwatch Female 30-39
    734 posts
    March 4, 2012 at 11:20 am
    here is a thing to consider, what if they had a good job, bought the i-whatsit and then got canned-laid off-what ever later? They are broke now but they still have that tech they bought and haven`t quite gotten to the pawn it all stage yet- they can get assistance
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    HalfPintRoo Female 18-29
    2765 posts
    March 4, 2012 at 9:12 pm
    willowwatch- you are correct. If that was the situation then absolutely that is different.

    It`s the ones who talk on their iPhones and ALWAYS have a cigarette but have food stamps, state health care and ask for charity for Christmas because they can`t afford presents for their kids.
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    Willowwatch Female 30-39
    734 posts
    March 7, 2012 at 4:37 pm
    Halfpintroo,
    You forgot the ones who always seem to have beer to go along with the cigarettes
    If you can pay for beer and cigarettes you don`t need my tax money for food

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