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With nation’s school lunches fundamentally transformed, Michelle O eyes ‘talking shopping carts’
EAGnews.org ^ | 7/18/14 | Ben Velderman

Posted on 07/18/2014 8:05:36 AM PDT by illiac

WASHINGTON, D.C. – First, Michelle Obama seized control of your child’s school lunch and made it “healthy.” Now, the First Lady wants to change the way you buy groceries.

michelle obama shopping 337 x 244A new 80-page report from the U.S. Department of Agriculture explains that federal bureaucrats hope to use a variety of tools to modify the way Americans select food items at the supermarket.

The stated goal is steer consumers toward fruits and vegetables – and away from sugar- and fat-laden items. The plan is in line with “Michelle Obama’s stated second term agenda to ‘impact the nature of food in grocery stores,’” reports FreeBeacon.com

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TOPICS: Business/Economy; Chit/Chat; Society
KEYWORDS: health; obama; tranny; tyranny
Maybe they can tell her to "butt out"...
1 posted on 07/18/2014 8:05:36 AM PDT by illiac
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To: illiac

She can try to “steer” people all she wants,
but the fact is, those “consumers” she’s targeting know what they like and what they don’t,

and if they had a pile of fresh fruits in front of them and a 10 oz bag of chips on the other side of an obstacle course, they’d eat the chips.


2 posted on 07/18/2014 8:07:42 AM PDT by MrB (The difference between a Humanist and a Satanist - the latter admits whom he's working for)
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To: illiac

Yes, folks, she really IS that stupid.


3 posted on 07/18/2014 8:08:02 AM PDT by Da Coyote
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To: illiac

Of course, just limiting EBT purchases to only ‘healthy’ foods would be far too simple.


4 posted on 07/18/2014 8:08:39 AM PDT by Right Brother
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To: illiac
Stand by! It should give the kids healthy food!
5 posted on 07/18/2014 8:09:13 AM PDT by eizverson22
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To: Right Brother

EBT card holders know how to ‘manage’ their card to buy cigs. Maybe barter with ‘good’ food, or at store who doesn’t care.


6 posted on 07/18/2014 8:11:59 AM PDT by Scrambler Bob
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To: illiac

I think this could be a great weight loss tool. No one is going to want to buy food if they have to suffer through pushing a cart around with this harpy’s voice coming out of it, telling you what to buy.


7 posted on 07/18/2014 8:13:17 AM PDT by Opinionated Blowhard ("When the people find they can vote themselves money, that will herald the end of the republic.")
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To: Right Brother

Fruits, vegetables and basic cooking ingredients would be the way for EBT to go. Will never happen though ....


8 posted on 07/18/2014 8:13:25 AM PDT by Abby4116
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To: illiac

Hey Moochelle,
let me know when you get those talking EBT cards in
production...you know, the ones that say, “No lobster,
can’t buy that, No chips, no soda, can’t buy that.
Eat your vegibles. This message brought to you by
the same wymon that is starving your kids in school.”


9 posted on 07/18/2014 8:13:51 AM PDT by tet68 ( " We would not die in that man's company, that fears his fellowship to die with us...." Henry V.)
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To: illiac

They government wants to monitor you while you shop for groceries?

Is there any element of a persons life so mundane and ordinary and private that the unlimited government types think is not their business?


10 posted on 07/18/2014 8:14:21 AM PDT by The Free Engineer
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To: illiac
This meddling misfit of a first lady is really turning into a Queen Bitch.
This is power corruption on a whole new level. What's the next phase of narcissism?

I cannot wait to hear about them bitching that the Tax dollars are not paying
for any more of their extravagant vacations. Can you imagine how their
daughters lives will be? With their heads so messed up any Man would be right
to run for the hills at the sight of either of them. LOL, dysfunctional bliss.

11 posted on 07/18/2014 8:18:35 AM PDT by MaxMax (Pay Attention and you'll be pissed off too! FIRE BOEHNER, NOW!)
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To: illiac

Restricting what you can buy on a SNAP card would be far more effective.


12 posted on 07/18/2014 8:18:51 AM PDT by Buckeye McFrog
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To: illiac


13 posted on 07/18/2014 8:19:05 AM PDT by Iron Munro (The Obamas Black skin has morphed into Teflon thanks to the Obama Media)
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To: illiac

Imagine for your entertainment:

A high homeless person starts pushing a cart that talked to him.


14 posted on 07/18/2014 8:21:20 AM PDT by mountainlion (Live well for those that did not make it back.)
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To: MrB

I’m from New Orleans and I think I can safely say if Michelle came down and gave us a choice of a head of broccoli or some friend food - guess what would win. I’m not saying it is a healthy choice, just realistic.


15 posted on 07/18/2014 8:25:17 AM PDT by Bitsy
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To: Right Brother

I was behind a person not long ago whose cart contained only MEAT. Mostly steaks, chops, and roasts. Paid for by EBT of course.


16 posted on 07/18/2014 8:27:46 AM PDT by bigbob (The best way to get a bad law repealed is to enforce it strictly. Abraham Lincoln)
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To: Iron Munro

Will they use the Voice of the Wookiee ?


17 posted on 07/18/2014 8:29:07 AM PDT by molson209 (Blank)
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To: mountainlion

Oh yeah! Plus I’ll meet you at the Walmart. On the first of the month, when all the fat welfare queen come in. You bring the chairs, I’ll bring the popcorn!


18 posted on 07/18/2014 8:29:45 AM PDT by defconw (Both parties have clearly lost their minds!)
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To: Scrambler Bob
EBT card holders know how to ‘manage’ their card to buy cigs. Maybe barter with ‘good’ food, or at store who doesn’t care.

At least a food stamp card that can only buy healthy foods will have a lower street value. Fruits and vegetables? That's only worth 20¢ on the dollar rather than the old 50¢.

19 posted on 07/18/2014 8:32:23 AM PDT by KarlInOhio (The IRS: either criminally irresponsible in backup procedures or criminally responsible of coverup.)
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To: mountainlion

no imagine a high scziphrenic patient that is pushing a cart that talks to him


20 posted on 07/18/2014 8:32:45 AM PDT by LauraJean (sometimes I win sometimes I donate to the equine benevolent society)
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To: illiac

doing everything she can to profile every class of Americans as uneducated overweight slobs

except modifying the ebt cards to stop accepting junk food,

tellin the welfare folks what junk food they can’t buy - that rasist!


21 posted on 07/18/2014 8:34:39 AM PDT by silverleaf (Age takes a toll: Please have exact change)
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To: LauraJean
no imagine a high scziphrenic patient that is pushing a cart that talks to him

OH you mean like a Colorado drug user that ate too much wacko tobacco?

22 posted on 07/18/2014 8:35:20 AM PDT by mountainlion (Live well for those that did not make it back.)
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To: illiac

Such arrogance. Unbelievable.

Imagine how insulted, belittled, and downright angry it would make a normal person feel to have big mamma’s obnoxious voice telling us we done good with what we bought.

The pompous arrogance of these elitists cannot be overstated.


23 posted on 07/18/2014 8:36:03 AM PDT by JudyinCanada
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To: illiac

Great. Now, with a trip to the supermarket, we’ll be accosted by swarms of nagging shopping carts - “Put that down. Put that back. Your ObamaCare rates will go up if you eat that.”


24 posted on 07/18/2014 8:36:54 AM PDT by Paine in the Neck (Socialism consumes EVERYTHING)
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To: molson209
Will they use the Voice of the Wookie ?

PUT DOWN THAT BACON !!!

PICK UP THAT ARUGULA !!!

DO AS I SAY - NOT AS I DO !!!


25 posted on 07/18/2014 8:42:51 AM PDT by Iron Munro (The Obamas Black skin has morphed into Teflon thanks to the Obama Media)
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To: illiac

a few years ago the local grocery store determined to introduce shopping carts with built in calculators, so you could track your shopping costs in the store. within two months they had abandoned the project as people would steal the calculators off the carts, and leave the damaged carts.


26 posted on 07/18/2014 8:49:21 AM PDT by camle (keep an open mind and someone will fill it full of something for you)
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To: bigbob

Paid for by Y-O-U, not E-B-T.


27 posted on 07/18/2014 8:50:39 AM PDT by MrB (The difference between a Humanist and a Satanist - the latter admits whom he's working for)
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To: Paine in the Neck
Great. Now, with a trip to the supermarket, we’ll be accosted by swarms of nagging shopping carts

I can barely handle the nagging voice of the self check out.

"Unauthorized item in bag area".

"Please check your cart for other items"

"Please place item in bag"

"Please select your form of payment"

I would be the first to sabotage a talking shopping cart. I don't use any government subsidy/program for my groceries, and I'm not gonna listen to some elitist witch's voice while shopping.

28 posted on 07/18/2014 8:52:40 AM PDT by sockmonkey (Of course I didn't read the article. After all, this is Free Republic.)
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To: Abby4116

Big bags of rice and dried beans will keep em alive. If they want more than that, they can get a job.


29 posted on 07/18/2014 8:54:03 AM PDT by Boogieman
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31 posted on 07/18/2014 9:16:19 AM PDT by Admin Moderator
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bttt


32 posted on 07/18/2014 9:18:53 AM PDT by deport
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To: JudyinCanada

Someone would figure out how to hack into them and change the messages to dirty jokes or something!
Or turn the volume way, way up, so being in the store would be annoying. Imagine a store full of grocery carts screaming the most inappropriate things! 8^)


33 posted on 07/18/2014 9:32:29 AM PDT by Dr. Bogus Pachysandra ( Ya can't pick up a turd by the clean end!)
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34 posted on 07/18/2014 9:37:05 AM PDT by RetSignman (obama: "For the love of Alinsky, how much more do I have to do to get them to impeach me"?)
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To: illiac

“Do you really need that pound cake?”
“Shut up!”
“That’s a lot of beer!”
“No such thing.”
“Did you forget the broccoli?”
“No.”
“Why did you park so close to the entrance? Walking is good for you!”
“Really? OK then.”
“Where are you going? You passed your car.”
“I thought you said walking was good for me.”
“Where are you taking me, Dave! I’m not supposed to leave the parking lot.”
“We’re going to the metal recycler. “I can get $10 for you.”
“That’s not funny, Dave!”


35 posted on 07/18/2014 9:37:54 AM PDT by Flick Lives ("I can't believe it's not Fascism!")
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To: Dr. Bogus Pachysandra
Great ideas. Also have fifty people grab carts and place them all over the store
with the volume up, then walk out.

I doubt any store will allow this insanity. To many heavy objects to break them with.

37 posted on 07/18/2014 9:41:53 AM PDT by MaxMax (Pay Attention and you'll be pissed off too! FIRE BOEHNER, NOW!)
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To: molson209

Will they use the Voice of the Wookiee ?
Of course, make no mistake, Moochelle is just as much of a narcissist as the chief child smuggler.


38 posted on 07/18/2014 10:19:09 AM PDT by kagnew
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To: illiac

So, she is focusing her energy on things that really matter. /s

Hello, Michelle, hundreds of children in Chicago are being killed everyday! You know, the city where you call home!


39 posted on 07/18/2014 10:24:32 AM PDT by kcvl
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To: illiac

Fat food nazi


40 posted on 07/18/2014 10:25:39 AM PDT by stuck_in_new_orleans
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To: defconw
Waltz of the Elephants, 5th and 7th in NH.
41 posted on 07/18/2014 10:40:44 AM PDT by Little Bill (EVICT Queen Jean)
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To: Little Bill

LOL!


42 posted on 07/18/2014 10:41:27 AM PDT by defconw (Both parties have clearly lost their minds!)
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To: Right Brother

Or, you could get rid of EBT cards and give these people a sack of groceries in exchange for some work each day...now that is radical thinking!


43 posted on 07/18/2014 12:29:29 PM PDT by willyd (I for one welcome our NSA overlords)
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To: MrB

Can you imagine the cost of something like this?
Of course it will be built by some company the party picks to do this.
If it works out like obamacare, it will curse you in Mandarin Chinese, start generating a lot of heat then set your bread on fire.

Oh Boy Is This Great from animal house.


44 posted on 07/18/2014 12:58:17 PM PDT by Texas resident (The democrat party is the CPUSA)
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To: bigbob

“I was behind a person not long ago whose cart contained only MEAT. Mostly steaks, chops, and roasts. Paid for by EBT of course.”

Did you tell them to enjoy it?...because it’s not going to last much longer.


45 posted on 07/18/2014 1:36:54 PM PDT by ourworldawry
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To: JudyinCanada

“Imagine how insulted, belittled, and downright angry it would make a normal person feel to have big mamma’s obnoxious voice telling us we done good with what we bought.”

My ears don’t hear SQUELCHING sounds.


46 posted on 07/18/2014 1:39:42 PM PDT by ourworldawry
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