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St. Louis Police Respond after Crowd Swarms Church for Rumored Food Vouchers
STLToday.com (St. Louis Post-Dispatch) ^ | 8/14/12 | Christine Byers

Posted on 08/14/2012 12:28:30 PM PDT by scott7278

Police were called to a church in St. Louis this morning for crowd control after an unexpectedly large crowd gathered on rumors of applying for $500 food vouchers.

St. Louis police spokesman Dave Marzullo initially said police had responded to crowds at a blood drive but later corrected that statement.

Howard Walker, an administrator at St. Louis Powerhouse Church, and also a representative for Advanced Marketing Promotions, LLC, said the hundreds of people gathered for the event at the church, were tempted by the chance at the vouchers...

(Excerpt) Read more at stltoday.com ...


TOPICS: Culture/Society; News/Current Events; US: Missouri
KEYWORDS: gimmee; gimmeemo; momomo; moochers
Money for nothing, and phones for free.
1 posted on 08/14/2012 12:28:37 PM PDT by scott7278
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To: scott7278

Look at the picture!!!! Do they really need even one more bit of food for the next month or two?


2 posted on 08/14/2012 12:31:20 PM PDT by Doctor 2Brains (If the government were Paris Hilton, it could not score a free drink in a bar full of lonely sailors)
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To: scott7278

This just gave me a whopping idea on how to clinch this election................


3 posted on 08/14/2012 12:31:30 PM PDT by Red Badger (Anyone who thinks wisdom comes with age is either too young or too stupid to know the difference....)
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To: scott7278
church
4 posted on 08/14/2012 12:32:13 PM PDT by scott7278 ("...I have not changed Congress and how it operates the way I would have liked..." - BHO)
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To: scott7278
"We be gettin' it from obama's stash ..."

5 posted on 08/14/2012 12:33:05 PM PDT by oh8eleven (RVN '67-'68)
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To: scott7278
church

A little bigger...

6 posted on 08/14/2012 12:33:35 PM PDT by scott7278 ("...I have not changed Congress and how it operates the way I would have liked..." - BHO)
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To: scott7278

Are food stamps not getting the job done?


7 posted on 08/14/2012 12:33:35 PM PDT by ryan71
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To: Doctor 2Brains

LOL


8 posted on 08/14/2012 12:33:46 PM PDT by mrsmel (One Who Can See)
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To: scott7278

How did they all get time off work—oh nevermind


9 posted on 08/14/2012 12:34:06 PM PDT by funfan
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To: ryan71

Apparently not, judging from some of the comments at the site. Now we’re supposed to feel sorry for them because they can’t eat the same food everyone else does!


10 posted on 08/14/2012 12:34:58 PM PDT by scott7278 ("...I have not changed Congress and how it operates the way I would have liked..." - BHO)
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To: funfan

They’ve stored up their vacation days.


11 posted on 08/14/2012 12:35:57 PM PDT by scott7278 ("...I have not changed Congress and how it operates the way I would have liked..." - BHO)
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To: scott7278

These folk sure don’t look underfed. Hey you hardworking folks, just keep pulling the wagon for these lazy slobs.


12 posted on 08/14/2012 12:36:07 PM PDT by kenmcg (t)
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To: scott7278

These folk sure don’t look underfed. Hey you hardworking folks, just keep pulling the wagon for these lazy slobs.


13 posted on 08/14/2012 12:36:25 PM PDT by kenmcg (t)
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To: kenmcg

You can say that again!


14 posted on 08/14/2012 12:37:22 PM PDT by scott7278 ("...I have not changed Congress and how it operates the way I would have liked..." - BHO)
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To: scott7278

15 posted on 08/14/2012 12:41:25 PM PDT by E. Pluribus Unum (Government is the religion of the sociopath.)
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To: E. Pluribus Unum

The urban areas seem to be teeming with parasitic slobs wanting something free from someone else. Great...just great.


16 posted on 08/14/2012 12:57:57 PM PDT by hal ogen (First Amendment or Reeducation Camp?)
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To: scott7278

>initially said police had responded to crowds at a blood drive..

LOL! Like that has EVER happened!


17 posted on 08/14/2012 12:59:01 PM PDT by bill1952 (Choice is an illusion created between those with power - and those without)
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To: scott7278

Just think what would happen if there was a rumor of free Air Jordans.


18 posted on 08/14/2012 1:00:52 PM PDT by crosshairs (America: Once the land of the free. Still the home of the brave.)
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To: scott7278
Folks, here´s a story about Minnie the Moocher

Hidee-Hidee-Hidee-hi()
Hodee-hodee-hodee-ho()

19 posted on 08/14/2012 1:02:05 PM PDT by Lonesome in Massachussets (The Democratic Party strongly supports full civil rights for necro-Americans!)
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To: scott7278

Something common about all the folks in that picture, but I can’t place my finger on it...

oh! yeah! they’re all FAT, and looking for free food.


20 posted on 08/14/2012 1:03:14 PM PDT by MrB (The difference between a Humanist and a Satanist - the latter knows whom he's working fors)
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To: scott7278
...they were told the program was part of President Obama's stimulus package. Hundreds of people showed up in hopes of getting a $500 card, but were disappointed when they found out how the program worked.

According to reports, several fights broke out and at least one car was set on fire. It is not known if anyone was injured.

http://www.kmov.com/news/local/Company-promising-500-gift-cards-causes-mob-scene-in-north-St-Louis-166128006.html

21 posted on 08/14/2012 1:05:46 PM PDT by Second Amendment First ("Those who hammer their guns into plows will plow for those who do not..." - Thomas Jefferson.)
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To: bill1952

I wonder if the police would have to be called if there was an offer of guaranteed jobs.


22 posted on 08/14/2012 1:07:21 PM PDT by scott7278 ("...I have not changed Congress and how it operates the way I would have liked..." - BHO)
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To: ryan71
Are food stamps not getting the job done?

Based on the pics, they're VERY effective, LOL.

There's another scam going around where scammers email or phone the victim saying Obama will pay their utility bills if they give their SS and bank acct numbers.

Getting a lot of action, because it's so believable.

Typically their accounts don't have a lot of dough to loot, but they open up credit cards with the info and run those up.

23 posted on 08/14/2012 1:07:56 PM PDT by nascarnation
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To: Doctor 2Brains

“Look at the picture!!!! Do they really need even one more bit of food for the next month or two?”

This bunch seems to be in better shape regarding food ‘storage’ than myself, and I’m a prepper.


24 posted on 08/14/2012 1:10:17 PM PDT by BobL (Cruz'd to Victory - July 31, 2012)
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To: oh8eleven

Not a single suburban soccer mom in the bunch.


25 posted on 08/14/2012 1:10:27 PM PDT by bgill
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To: scott7278

Comments appear to have been scrubbed.


26 posted on 08/14/2012 1:10:42 PM PDT by Tijeras_Slim
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To: scott7278
From the article:

Some members of the crowd became irate after they were sold fake applications for the vouchers., .... Attendees were given applications for UPside Visa cards and were told they would recieve a debit card in the mail that they must keep activated for $1 a month. The $500 food vouchers would arrive along with the cards, Walker said. According the UPside Visa card website, they are prepaid debit cards targeting teenagers and customers who don't use banks. A Visa spokesman said the event was not sanctioned by Visa, but likely connected to a financial institution that issues credit to consumers.

27 posted on 08/14/2012 1:11:29 PM PDT by VanShuyten ("a shadow...draped nobly in the folds of a gorgeous eloquence.")
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To: Tijeras_Slim
Comments appear to have been scrubbed.

Comments are still there. You just have to click on the view comments button to see them.

28 posted on 08/14/2012 1:15:49 PM PDT by tapatio (In memory of my Dad 5-27-26 2-4-2010)
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To: tapatio

Must be my firewall, I clicked and nothing showed up. Thanks.


29 posted on 08/14/2012 1:20:58 PM PDT by Tijeras_Slim
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To: MrB

These are some of the fattest starving people I’ve ever seen. Some of these folks are so big their pallbearer will be a forklift.


30 posted on 08/14/2012 1:32:32 PM PDT by Milton Miteybad (I am Jim Thompson. {Really.})
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To: All

there was a rumor that there was free stuff and they com running because they’re like Pavlov’s dogs and free stuff is the bell.
If they put this kind of effort into finding and keeping a job instead of a few short bursts of energy to stay on the dole, they would be skinny, educated and employed. These people will always be looking for the next promise of free stuff.
How sad.


31 posted on 08/14/2012 1:36:43 PM PDT by newnhdad (Where will you be during the Election Riots of 2012/2013?)
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To: Milton Miteybad

ain’t that the truth.....


32 posted on 08/14/2012 1:37:00 PM PDT by TheCause ("that these United Colonies are, and of right ought to be, free and independent States")
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To: Milton Miteybad

ain’t that the truth.....


33 posted on 08/14/2012 1:41:18 PM PDT by TheCause ("that these United Colonies are, and of right ought to be, free and independent States")
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To: hal ogen
St Louis with a population of only 318,069 in July 2011, it was the 58th-largest U.S. city at the 2010 U.S. Census.

The Greater St. Louis combined statistical area's (CSA) population of 2,882,932 is the 15th-largest CSA in the country, the fourth-largest in the Midwest.

The working people of St Louis long ago escaped to the suburbs.

34 posted on 08/14/2012 1:44:23 PM PDT by TYVets (Pure-Gas.org ..... ethanol free gasoline by state and city)
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To: BobL

I guess they’re applying the Dune water storage axiom and applying it to food:

“Axiom: the best place to conserve water is in your body.”


36 posted on 08/14/2012 1:48:23 PM PDT by MrB (The difference between a Humanist and a Satanist - the latter knows whom he's working fors)
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To: All

I wonder if someone could start a rumor on election day about free food cards in major US cities. Might effect voter turnout a little...;)


37 posted on 08/14/2012 1:50:50 PM PDT by DHerion
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To: scott7278

Likely another identity theft scam.


38 posted on 08/14/2012 1:53:33 PM PDT by TASMANIANRED (Viva Christo Rey)
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To: scott7278

Obama zombies. Ozambas.


39 posted on 08/14/2012 1:55:08 PM PDT by OB1kNOb (Vote for Paul Ryan 2012...... oh, and that other guy running on his ticket that's not Obama.)
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To: newnhdad
"How sad."

Not sad. Sobering. They are third generation welfare recipients. They want what you have. They want it all. And, they want it for free. They will be casting votes this November. Still feel sad for them?
40 posted on 08/14/2012 1:55:34 PM PDT by PowderMonkey (WILL WORK FOR AMMO)
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To: PowderMonkey

it’s sad that there are people who’s greatest aspirations are to get more free stuff and jam sticky buns and waffles down their throats. But it is unfortunate that these people vote, which makes it more important that people head out on election day and vote ABO.. I can’t afford to keep paying for their free stuff.


41 posted on 08/14/2012 2:00:39 PM PDT by newnhdad (Where will you be during the Election Riots of 2012/2013?)
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To: scott7278
These fat slobs don't need $500 food vouchers. What they need are $500 Weight Watcher vouchers... or a job! That can help keep the flab off plus it has the side benefit of actually earning money.

Probably the toughest job most of these parasites ever had was standing in a Welfare line.

42 posted on 08/14/2012 2:11:28 PM PDT by Gritty (This election represents the last exit ramp before the death spiral - Mark Steyn)
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To: PowderMonkey

Now you’ve done it... gotta go buy another roll of barbed wire for my treeline...


43 posted on 08/14/2012 2:15:00 PM PDT by MrB (The difference between a Humanist and a Satanist - the latter knows whom he's working fors)
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To: MrB
Don't forget to hook up some noise makers...

Claymore
44 posted on 08/14/2012 2:28:08 PM PDT by PowderMonkey (WILL WORK FOR AMMO)
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To: E. Pluribus Unum

Is that picture from the event or somewhere else?


45 posted on 08/14/2012 3:19:34 PM PDT by Eagles6
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To: PowderMonkey
Not sad. Sobering. They are third generation welfare recipients. They want what you have. They want it all. And, they want it for free. They will be casting votes this November. Still feel sad for them?

That they'll be voting in November is not what's sobering for me. What is sobering is thinking about what these parasites are going to do when the well dries up. Not if, when. Simple math never fails.

46 posted on 08/14/2012 4:17:04 PM PDT by houeto (https://secure.freerepublic.com/donate/)
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To: scott7278

They need to be asked if they would be willing to sit for 40 hours of lectures by Moochelle Obummer on food deserts before getting the vouchers.

I’m pretty sure the crowd would thin considerably.


47 posted on 08/14/2012 5:22:34 PM PDT by SharpRightTurn ( White, black, and red all over--America's affirmative action, metrosexual president.)
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