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A Lesson in Irony Take the Food Stamp program
The Independent Sentinel ^ | 11-23-2012 | Harvey Miller

Posted on 11/24/2012 3:32:46 PM PST by smoothsailing

A Lesson in Irony – Take the Food Stamp program

November 23, 2012

By Harvey Miller

This year the Food Stamp Program (SNAP) administered by the U.S.Department of Agriculture is proud to be distributing the greatest amount of free meals and food stamps ever – to 47 million people.

Meanwhile, the National Park Service administered by the U.S. Department of the Interior asks us “Please Do Not Feed the Animals” because animals will grow dependent on handouts and will not learn to take care of themselves…

Animals that are fed by people become dependent on human food, and may lose their natural fear of humans and their ability to forage for natural foods. There is a lot of truth to the saying, “a fed animal is a dead animal.” In addition to losing their foraging ability, animals that have been fed are less likely to survive other reasons. Animals that have been fed from cars congregate near roadways and are at a high risk of being killed by vehicle collisions.

In recent years, the National Park Service has had to euthanize deer, coyotes, rock squirrels and other animals at Grand Canyon that had become overly aggressive towards humans and/or had become completely dependant on food handouts. Park rangers work to preserve and protect park resources, including wildlife. NPS staff find it heartbreaking when they are forced to euthanize animals whose aggressive behaviors were caused by being fed by well-meaning people. [NPS.gov]

 


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1 posted on 11/24/2012 3:32:54 PM PST by smoothsailing
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To: smoothsailing
Take the Food Stamp program....please.

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2 posted on 11/24/2012 3:38:07 PM PST by LanaTurnerOverdrive ("I've done a lot of things in my life that I'm not proud of. And the things I am proud of are disgus)
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To: smoothsailing

There was a squirrel in my neighborhood who used to come onto my patio, I gave him a cookie every morning, he took it right out of my hand, if I missed a morning, he would come to the big window in my living room and actually press his nose to the glass. If I ignored him, he’d make squirrel noises until I came out and gave him a cookie.

I haven’t seen that squirrel in a long time, I probably gave him squirrel diabetes.


3 posted on 11/24/2012 3:42:24 PM PST by Graybeard58 (What G.O.P.e. candidate is in store for us in 2016?)
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To: Graybeard58

Your tale reminds me of the story of how to rid yourself of a tapeworm with a box of sugar cookies and a wooden mallet.


4 posted on 11/24/2012 3:49:08 PM PST by tumblindice (America's founding fathers: All armed conservatives.)
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To: Graybeard58
I haven’t seen that squirrel in a long time, I probably gave him squirrel diabetes.

Is he knocking on your neighbor's window every day now for his little squirrel insulin pill?

5 posted on 11/24/2012 3:53:55 PM PST by smoothsailing
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To: Graybeard58
He found me...


6 posted on 11/24/2012 3:56:21 PM PST by WVKayaker ("Mitt Romney couldn't keep up with lies and spin of Barack Obama" - Sarah Palin 10/24)
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To: Graybeard58
Is this him?


7 posted on 11/24/2012 3:58:58 PM PST by Michael.SF. (Obama lied, Stevens died.)
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To: tumblindice
Southern Flying Squirrel Pictures, Images and Photos Cookie!
8 posted on 11/24/2012 4:02:49 PM PST by tumblindice (America's founding fathers: All armed conservatives.)
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To: smoothsailing

I ran into an aide that works in my school today wilen I was shopping. We found out each other of us are conservatives, as the subject of the election came up. She proceeded to tell me that the teacher she works for - our school is about 80% black - used the election as a writing prompt one day. She asked her fifth graders to write about the election. This aide said nearly all of them wrote how happy they were that 0bama won because now their mommas won’t lose their food stamps. True story.


9 posted on 11/24/2012 4:29:47 PM PST by FrdmLvr (culture, language, borders)
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To: smoothsailing
from http://peacebyjesus.witnesstoday.org/RevealingStatistics.html#15


10 posted on 11/24/2012 4:47:03 PM PST by daniel1212 (Come to the Lord Jesus as a contrite damned+destitute sinner, trust Him to save you, then live 4 Him)
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To: daniel1212
Award:

Most-Linked Article of 2012


11 posted on 11/24/2012 5:00:07 PM PST by carriage_hill (America - a great idea while it lasted.)
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To: smoothsailing

12 posted on 11/24/2012 5:12:15 PM PST by Travis McGee (www.EnemiesForeignAndDomestic.com)
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To: AdmSmith; AnonymousConservative; Berosus; bigheadfred; Bockscar; ColdOne; Convert from ECUSA; ...

Thanks smoothsailing.
This year the Food Stamp Program (SNAP) administered by the U.S.Department of Agriculture is proud to be distributing the greatest amount of free meals and food stamps ever -- to 47 million people.
This includes millions of "undocumented Americans" as well as natural-born unemployed who lost their jobs to "undocumented Americans" and Zero et al's export of jobs.


13 posted on 11/24/2012 6:07:47 PM PST by SunkenCiv (https://secure.freerepublic.com/donate/)
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To: smoothsailing; ding_dong_daddy_from_dumas; stephenjohnbanker; DoughtyOne; Gilbo_3; NFHale; Impy; ...
RE :”This year the Food Stamp Program (SNAP) administered by the U.S.Department of Agriculture is proud to be distributing the greatest amount of free meals and food stamps ever – to 47 million people.
Meanwhile, the National Park Service administered by the U.S. Department of the Interior asks us “Please Do Not Feed the Animals” because animals will grow dependent on handouts and will not learn to take care of themselves…
Animals that are fed by people become dependent on human food, and may lose their natural fear of humans and their ability to forage for natural foods. There is a lot of truth to the saying, “a fed animal is a dead animal.”

The animals in those parks should learn how to vote (for Dems). Hell, they won't need an ID.

14 posted on 11/24/2012 6:41:31 PM PST by sickoflibs (How long before cry-Bohner caves to O again? They took the House for what?)
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To: sickoflibs

Bookmark


15 posted on 11/24/2012 7:11:09 PM PST by publius911 (Formerly Publius 6961, formerly jennsdad)
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To: carriage_hill

I guess someone is keeping count, but do you think the MSM would allow it, which is where it ought to be?

Just came across this, which may be the type of spin we see more of:

The Seven Wonders of the German Democratic Republic [1970’s]:
1. No one is unemployed.
2. Though no one is unemployed, only half of the people actually do any work.
3. Though only half of the people do any work, production targets are constantly exceeded.
4. Though production targets are constantly exceeded, shortages are an everyday occurrence.
5. Though shortages are an everyday occurrence, people still have full larders.
6. Though people have full larders, the majority of the population is whinging.
7. Though the majority of the population is whinging, the Communist Party always gets 99% of the votes.

http://www.ironcurtainkid.com/


16 posted on 11/24/2012 7:17:05 PM PST by daniel1212 (Come to the Lord Jesus as a contrite damned+destitute sinner, trust Him to save you, then live 4 Him)
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To: Graybeard58
Sheeeyit. I'll do you one better than that. I do building maintenance at a church that has a "transition" home for guys who are on supposedly trying to get off drugs and alcohol (apparently not cigarettes though judging by the pile of puts outside the front door) and all these guys get food stamps and free cell phones and who knows what other freebies.

Nothing is required of them. Sometime some of them will pick up litter or pull weeds or something but for the most part about the only thing they've transitioned from is a government dependent to a church dependent.

Ah, well. If they want to pay me to do stuff these lazy slobs should be able to do, I'm not going to complain.

Much.

Sometimes I do spout off and think to myself, "Why do I care? They obviously don't."

Does that make me a bad guy?

17 posted on 11/24/2012 8:07:00 PM PST by Texas Eagle (1)
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