Skip to comments.Hipsters on Food Stamps
Posted on 11/11/2012 5:42:54 PM PST by huac
"...Gerry Mak and Sarah Magida sauntered through a small ethnic market stocked with Japanese eggplant, mint chutney and fresh turmeric...Magida, a 30-year-old art school graduate...shes used her $150 in monthly benefits for things like fresh produce, raw honey and fresh-squeezed juices from markets near her house in the neighborhood of Hampden, and soy meat alternatives and gourmet ice cream from a Whole Foods a few miles away..."
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“Turns out the debts and obligations of the united states can’t be discharged in court”
Turns out you can’t get blood out of a turnip, no matter how hard you squeeze it. You can even let your lawyers squeeze it, and the result will be the same.
Let me explain it to you my package-delivering friend:
When there is no money, there is no money.
That is where we are. The rest of the world hasn’t caught up with the reality, but it’s where we are.
We’re not going to try to turn it around - because we’ve elected folks who do not care to try.
There are lots of people actually deserving of government support, such as catastrophically wounded veterans. Guess what? They are going to get cut off too when there is no money. We’ve been THAT irresponsible as a country.
What we as Americans are going to have to do is act to determine how to best distribute charity and entitlement at the local and maybe regional level.
So take your lawyers with you to your local city hall after your checks stop coming and explain to them how deserving you are. Or better yet, go to your neighbor, like you suggested, and tell HIM that you are taking his stuff, because it’s impossible for him to discharge his obligation to you in court.
There is no money. It’s not that complicated.
Just cash your entitlement checks as they come, spend them as you will, but we’re at a point where each one you get may just be the last you ever get. It can (and probably will) happen that fast whenever it happens.
Yeah, let’s see all the crops the Amish youth are growing in PG County.
geez louise, why should I or anyone else be constrained by a budget?
Where's my obamaphone? Why don't I have an obamaphone? < / veggietales >
To say nothing of requiring an icky "gun".
Though when I was about 4 years old, I remember meeting a friend of my father's who hunted rabbits with a blowgun/darts.
Somehow, over the last ten years, I doubt he made a lot of income or paid much in Federal Income Taxes.
In order for him to get food without paying for it, I must pay for food without getting it.
Does that make sense?
Don't know if I will get the job but I was moved to the short list. :)
Working part time is better then no job but full time rocks!
Congratulations! I hope it turns out well for you!
Given the choice between starving either of you ~~~ ?
Given the choice between starving either of you ~~~ ?
We also have vast amounts of resources that can be used to back the currency ~ if need be.
Never fear, as long as you have an asset to your name you can pay!
The ground squirrels prosper, and breed, and have vast numbers of young. Then the hanta virus spreads through the ground squirrels and begins infecting the larger mamals, including man, and entire civilizations collapse in a week with a 95% death rate.
That used to be the history of North America with this type of drought. Now we have housecats killing off those squirrels.
The last major hanta outbreak was 1646. Before that winter the Indian tribes were a power to be reckoned with in New England. After that winter the Indian tribes were a hollow shell of their previous manifestation, and began working as professional meat hunters for white people. The white folks, in fact, needed to be replenished and labor brokers became much more important than the Indians.
So, there are other places without drought ~ look at http://droughtmonitor.unl.edu/12_week.gif and tell me where the Corn Belt was relocated ~ perhaps ~ that's a 12 month review BTW, so you can see how the drought grew.
Yeah, yeah, I know, you’d starve me, who’s not the one living high off the sweat of someone else’s brow, because I’m mean, cruel, heartless and insensitive.
http://www.pgplanning.org/Assets/Planning/Programs+and+Projects/Community+Plans/Subregion+6/Prince+George$!27s+County+Strategic+Program+for+Agricultural+Development.pdf ~ roughly $25 to $30 million annually ~ by 454 agricultural enterprises. Montgomery county even has substantial acreage given over to agriculture, and Howard county has Korean farmers doing the ‘close to major urban area vegetable farming’ trick. I have bokchoy grown in Montgomery county in my refrigerator.
I suspect he was laid off earlier because he was the senior guy with the highest income and highest taxes. We’d have to know so I”d want yours and his tax returns available for review before I”d chose to starve either one of you.
You’ve got a point, for sure. But what arable land as exists is not “inside the beltway” anywhere I know.
All of our hispanics grow peppers, and the Vietnamese grow several vegetables all the time ~ inside and outside. I have a two story greenhouse myself so if i needed i could produce pretty much everything but bananas.
Suburban neighborhoods are big into gardening ~
Tomatoes were not good this year because we had too much dry air ~ even this area was in drought much of the summer. We are DOWN half a dozen hurricanes.
look, i’m about 1 mile South of the Beltway
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After 40+ years ‘inside the Beltway’ (Annandale) the wife always had a ‘modest little garden’ etc...
BTW all - although 40+ yrs I was hardly what one would call ‘Inside the Beltway material”
Going through some of these responses etc, I got thinking
‘what would Charles Mac would have contributed to this site...<: <:’
Good luck! It should be just peachy then, when all the EBT cards flash ERROR for a few weeks or for forever. Just a walk in the park, picking fresh fruit.
I saw no indication in the article he was layed-off.
Odds are good I make a lot more than him.