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Hipsters on Food Stamps
http://www.salon.com ^ | MAR 15, 2010 | JENNIFER BLEYER

Posted on 11/11/2012 5:42:54 PM PST by huac

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To: muawiyah

“You revealed yourself as an anti-American today “

Indeed. Pointing out to any federal retiree - On a Federal Holiday, no less, that his pension is not likely to be paid as expected is tantamount to heresy. Treason even.

I think you should pull a few strings turn me in to the postal inspector, or his excellency the Postmaster General.


201 posted on 11/12/2012 6:09:41 PM PST by RFEngineer
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To: RFEngineer

more than likely it will be paid even if you have to give up a couple of sequoia trees.


202 posted on 11/12/2012 6:17:24 PM PST by muawiyah
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To: muawiyah

In the Carboniferous Epoch we were promised abundance for all,
By robbing selected Peter to pay for collective Paul;
But, though we had plenty of money, there was nothing our money could buy,
And the Gods of the Copybook Headings said: “If you don’t work you die.”


203 posted on 11/13/2012 7:10:22 AM PST by DuncanWaring (The Lord uses the good ones; the bad ones use the Lord.)
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To: muawiyah

The proposal is that we, in kindness, give him $3/day and the link in my tagline.


204 posted on 11/13/2012 7:24:31 AM PST by ctdonath2 ($1 meals: http://abuckaplate.blogspot.com)
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To: dinodino
Today I saw a place which sells gourmet pizzas had just put up an “EBT Welcome” banner. F*ck all of these people all to hell.

I saw an EBT sign at a CARWASH in Los Angeles.

205 posted on 11/13/2012 7:27:03 AM PST by Lizavetta (You get what you tolerate)
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To: Travis McGee; muawiyah
My living depends on crops.
I travel extensively throughout the crop lands of our country.

Based on personal observation, we lost about 1/3 of the crops this season.

Is it enought to hurt, and possibly higher food costs because of supply and demand? Yes.

Is it going to put the USA into starvation mode? No.

206 posted on 11/15/2012 5:17:37 AM PST by Just another Joe (Warning: FReeping can be addictive and helpful to your mental health)
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To: Just another Joe

We won’t starve for sure, but it puts another stressor on the system. The crunch will come during any financial dislocation that causes the EBT system to flash ERROR for even a few days. That will throw the road flare into the match factory. It won’t be a problem of food supply, but food delivery.


207 posted on 11/15/2012 5:22:39 AM PST by Travis McGee (www.EnemiesForeignAndDomestic.com)
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To: Travis McGee
An Event at a Grocery Store

It won't take "a few days". Within an hour of people realizing that they can't get the "stuff" they are "purchasing" via EBT, they'll freak out and start fighting each other.

208 posted on 11/15/2012 5:25:51 AM PST by MrB (The difference between a Humanist and a Satanist - the latter admits whom he's working for)
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To: Truth29
This is a perfect, disgusting, argument of why it is time to stop pulling the wagon full of looters.

Exactly.

209 posted on 11/15/2012 5:33:08 AM PST by meyer (Proud member of the 53%.)
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To: holyscroller; ansel12

Think I might have to try this myself:

Found this recipe for homemade tortillas (and chips)

http://recipes.howstuffworks.com/tools-and-techniques/how-to-cook-tortillas-and-beans2.htm

Also found this recipe for refried beans

http://mexicanfood.about.com/od/savorysides/r/refriedbeans.htm

Although I think epazote might have to be found in an ethnic market - can’t recall seeing it at the local supermarket.


210 posted on 11/15/2012 5:39:55 AM PST by P.O.E. (Pray for America)
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To: Just another Joe
obviously we won't starve. Among other things we have this world wide military presence and can acquire whatever we need if it comes to that. others will starve first.

On the other hand, you are answering a post where I had already looked at the Drought Monitor maps, and had done so several times this year and last, and Travis hadn't ~ I then posted a link to the Monitor, Travis' next post changed its tone.

The Great Droughts in North America have been worse at times, and mild at others, but they are widespread and clearly linked to solar cycles.

Outside of pre-history, the worst one I know of occurred in the second half of the 16th century, and lasted 70 years in parts of the East (Spanish NA from New York to North Carolina) and during one 17 year period, it appears to have not rained at all in what is now Virginia's Tidewater ~ from the Capes all the way to Great Falls and possibly East to the ocean.

More study is required on that one ~ could be it reached all the way to the West Coast ~ and could have been part of the climate disasters that made Spanish exploration of that area so difficult until the mid 1700s. Fur Shur, by the time they got into California the Indians were in truly pitiful shape.

211 posted on 11/15/2012 8:32:59 AM PST by muawiyah
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To: Just another Joe
obviously we won't starve. Among other things we have this world wide military presence and can acquire whatever we need if it comes to that. others will starve first.

On the other hand, you are answering a post where I had already looked at the Drought Monitor maps, and had done so several times this year and last, and Travis hadn't ~ I then posted a link to the Monitor, Travis' next post changed its tone.

The Great Droughts in North America have been worse at times, and mild at others, but they are widespread and clearly linked to solar cycles.

Outside of pre-history, the worst one I know of occurred in the second half of the 16th century, and lasted 70 years in parts of the East (Spanish NA from New York to North Carolina) and during one 17 year period, it appears to have not rained at all in what is now Virginia's Tidewater ~ from the Capes all the way to Great Falls and possibly East to the ocean.

More study is required on that one ~ could be it reached all the way to the West Coast ~ and could have been part of the climate disasters that made Spanish exploration of that area so difficult until the mid 1700s. Fur Shur, by the time they got into California the Indians were in truly pitiful shape.

212 posted on 11/15/2012 8:33:19 AM PST by muawiyah
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