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Pot Smokers Got Extra Food Stamps In 3 States: Munchie Allowance
CNSnews.com ^ | October 18, 2012 | Elizabeth Harrington

Posted on 10/18/2012 4:32:32 PM PDT by To-Whose-Benefit?

(CNSNews.com) – New York and Massachusetts are administering food stamps to 2,000 dead people, according to Sen. Tom Coburn’s (R-Okla.) catalog of government waste.

The 2012 Waste Book, released earlier this week, documents $4.5 billion in waste in the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP), commonly known as food stamps.

Among his findings, Coburn said that, “The USDA Inspector General found roughly 2,000 dead people are still receiving food stamps in New York and Massachusetts combined.”

SNIP

“Marijuana has been linked to an increased appetite, known as getting the ‘munchies,’ so perhaps it is no surprise the states of Maine, New Mexico, and Oregon gave extra food stamp benefits to users of the illegal drug,” the report states.


TOPICS: Health/Medicine; Society
KEYWORDS: cannabis; drugs; drugwar; marijuana; medicalmarijuana; medpot; warondrugs; waste; wod; wodlist; wosd

1 posted on 10/18/2012 4:32:35 PM PDT by To-Whose-Benefit?
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To: To-Whose-Benefit?

We would go a long way toward reducing government waste by enforcing the Constitution, but that horse left the barn long ago.


2 posted on 10/18/2012 4:35:27 PM PDT by gorush (History repeats itself because human nature is static)
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To: To-Whose-Benefit?

That’s a lot of Cool Ranch Doritos.


3 posted on 10/18/2012 4:36:11 PM PDT by cripplecreek (What does it profit a man if he gains the whole world but loses his soul?)
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To: To-Whose-Benefit?

Sigh- Another side effect of the “It should be legal, mannnnn” mentality.


4 posted on 10/18/2012 4:38:37 PM PDT by richmwill
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To: To-Whose-Benefit?
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5 posted on 10/18/2012 4:44:55 PM PDT by ETL (ALL (most?) of the Obama-commie connections at my FR Home page: http://www.freerepublic.com/~etl/)
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To: To-Whose-Benefit?

Dopers are the worst of liars, cowards, sissies and socialist parasites—all of ‘em.


6 posted on 10/18/2012 4:48:55 PM PDT by familyop (We Baby Boomers are croaking in a thunderous avalanche of rottenness smelled around the earth.)
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To: To-Whose-Benefit?
“These states allowed some marijuana users to deduct the cost of the drug from their income when determining the amount of the benefits provided for which they are eligible. In Oregon, the deduction ‘[i]ncluded … fees for obtaining a state-issued medical marijuana card, expenses incurred while cultivating marijuana and the costs of purchasing it from a third-party grower.’”
7 posted on 10/18/2012 4:50:08 PM PDT by iowamark
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To: To-Whose-Benefit?

Back in the day, I paid for my own damn munchies. Hells bells, I had to pay for the pot (not complaining).


8 posted on 10/18/2012 5:01:20 PM PDT by ChildOfThe60s (If you can remember the 60s.....you weren't really there)
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To: To-Whose-Benefit?

Maybe they should prescribe it for anorexics.


9 posted on 10/18/2012 5:02:14 PM PDT by Beowulf9
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To: To-Whose-Benefit?

I didn’t see any references as to how to stop this waste, nor did I see any plans to arrest and prosecute those who are using the Food Stamps that were sent to the dead, nor those who sold their food stamps to buy dope.

Another law like DOMA that Obama chooses not to enforce.


10 posted on 10/18/2012 5:09:56 PM PDT by Venturer
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To: To-Whose-Benefit?

New York and Massachusetts are administering food stamps to 2,000 dead people, according to Sen. Tom Coburn’s (R-Okla.) catalog of government waste.


Why shoudn’t they get aid ? They all voted for obama.


11 posted on 10/18/2012 5:11:05 PM PDT by maine yankee (I got my Governor at 'Marden's')
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To: To-Whose-Benefit?
Munchies are because of depressed blood sugar levels.

Feel free to enjoy injectable toxic porcine hormones though.

12 posted on 10/18/2012 5:13:28 PM PDT by rawcatslyentist ("Behold, I am against you, O arrogant one," Jeremiah 50:31)
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To: To-Whose-Benefit?

“Fair share” applies to M&Ms, too!


13 posted on 10/18/2012 5:24:11 PM PDT by bigbob
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To: maine yankee

Yes the same 2,000 dead people voted in all 57 states, and they voted often.


14 posted on 10/18/2012 5:25:48 PM PDT by Jyotishi (Seeking the truth, a fact at a time.)
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To: maine yankee

“Why shoudn’t they get aid ? They all voted for obama.”

You’re right. But what they won’t tell you is the food stamps issued to the expired voters were only good for items that were also past their expiration date..


15 posted on 10/18/2012 5:42:17 PM PDT by Stormdog (A rifle transforms one from subject to Citizen)
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To: familyop
They're watching you...

16 posted on 10/18/2012 5:51:24 PM PDT by Tainan (Cogito, ergo conservatus sum -- "The Taliban is inside the building")
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To: Tainan

Yes. Perfect photo...!


17 posted on 10/18/2012 7:32:58 PM PDT by familyop (cbt. engr. (cbt), NG, '89-' 96)
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Everybody must get stoned....so they can get more food stamps for the munchies

Cheech and Chong happy w this development


18 posted on 10/18/2012 9:22:09 PM PDT by SeminoleCounty (Political maturity is realizing that the "R" next to someone's name does not mean "conservative")
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To: To-Whose-Benefit?
“Marijuana has been linked to an increased appetite, known as getting the ‘munchies,’ so perhaps it is no surprise the states of Maine, New Mexico, and Oregon gave extra food stamp benefits to users of the illegal drug,” the report states.

It continues: “These states allowed some marijuana users to deduct the cost of the drug from their income when determining the amount of the benefits provided for which they are eligible. In Oregon, the deduction ‘[i]ncluded … fees for obtaining a state-issued medical marijuana card, expenses incurred while cultivating marijuana and the costs of purchasing it from a third-party grower.’”

That's a snide and moronic leap of 'logic' by Coburn. No evidence presented that the deduction was 'munchie'-related ... which it clearly wasn't: Coburn wasn't smart enough to leave out the deduction for "fees for obtaining a state-issued medical marijuana card" ... which exposes that this was a medical deduction (which dollars-to-doughnuts was also available to anyone else using prescription meds).

19 posted on 10/19/2012 7:44:08 AM PDT by JustSayNoToNannies (A free society's default policy: it's none of government's business.)
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To: Tainan

So which reticle is best for hunting varmints in very low intensity light distributed over hundreds of tiny, outfacing points throughout a large field? ...dot, donut, X, triangle, mil dot...?


20 posted on 10/19/2012 10:30:50 AM PDT by familyop (cbt. engr. (cbt), NG, '89-' 96)
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To: familyop
LOL...I figured, given your location, that the 'Rollin' Doggie' would give you a chuckle.

You know, that question is a good one - You might consider re-posting it over in the Banglist thread.
Looks like a good one for the FR shooters to chew on for a while.

I'd go for mil-dot given the varying range of the dog town patios...;)
21 posted on 10/19/2012 6:16:47 PM PDT by Tainan (Cogito, ergo conservatus sum -- "The Taliban is inside the building")
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To: Tainan

Sorry for taking things a little off-topic here, but maybe the thread’s run its course.

The Banglist thread is a good idea. Thanks! I see after a second look, that I described the lighting situation a little strangely and vaguely. ...especially confusing, when that pertains to security more than the rodent community here. So in regards to security,...

The design is for many of the small, inexpensive, PV Solar LED lights (with only one, single LED in each light) mounted a little higher than they normally are around gardens (say, on fence posts and the like in strategic spots). ...all with reflectors on the home side (my side) to prevent light pollution on my side of the security scene while emitting same pollution on the outward side.

Not light pollution where neighbors would be concerned, as there are no neighbors. And such LED lighting might only pollute fancy night vision optics—something that some of us have had some military/police experience with. Don’t know if such use of LEDs would be interesting to you, but there it is. ;-)

Might also save some camera system cash that would otherwise be spent on more expensive, very low-lux (starlight) cameras. I’ve found that some of the cheaper cameras (still low-lux but not quite starlight type) can work well with LED lighting and extra weather/vandalism protection.


22 posted on 10/19/2012 7:07:44 PM PDT by familyop (cbt. engr. (cbt), NG, '89-' 96)
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To: familyop
Ahhh...a low/no light PV Solar LED security set-up for use with an image recording device.
Sounds interesting. Especially with all the options out now.
Good technique in remembering to remember to position the lights facing out & away from the home. Thats a very common mistake in security lighting. I've seen more than one compound section area camera blinded out, and rendere4d useless, by light contamination/flare from an improperly aimed light...."Well, it looks right on the diagram."
NVOs have come a long long way since the days of starlight scopes. Big price drops also.

I'd still recommend a post on the Banglist. With the right key words (I don't know what) it might also draw in some others with relevant knowledge.

Honestly, I thought your were talking about reflected light from prairie dog eyes - thanks for clearing that up.
And, IMO, cheaper is always better, for reasons not always monetary.
23 posted on 10/19/2012 11:10:07 PM PDT by Tainan (Cogito, ergo conservatus sum -- "The Taliban is inside the building")
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