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Shelves in Two Lousiana Walmarts Cleared When Welfare Recipients Thought They Were Getting Free Food
PJ Media ^ | October 14, 2013 | Bryan Preston

Posted on 10/14/2013 10:29:37 AM PDT by Q-ManRN

Springhill Police Chief Will Lynd confirms they were called in to help the employees at Walmart because there were so many people clearing off the shelves. He says Walmart was so packed, “It was worse than any black Friday” that he’s ever seen.

Lynd explained the cards weren’t showing limits and they called corporate Walmart, whose spokesman said to let the people use the cards anyway. From 7 to 9 p.m., people were loading up their carts, but when the cards began showing limits again around 9, one woman was detained because she rang up a bill of $700.00 and only had .49 on her card. She was held by police until corporate Walmart said they wouldn’t press charges if she left the food.

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TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; Culture/Society; Government; US: Louisiana
KEYWORDS: dependency; ebt; ebtcards; free; freefood; grocery; louisiana; retail; walmart; welfare
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It is sad that there are so many takers in American society who think nothing of using other people's money or taking food off of other people's tables.

This is another example of why poverty should not be handled by the government. When people have to depend on other people's charity in their local community they are humble. When a faceless bureaucrat in Washington D.C. is in charge, people just take more and more and think that they are entitled to do so.

1 posted on 10/14/2013 10:29:37 AM PDT by Q-ManRN
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To: Q-ManRN

And guess who gets to pay for all the overcharges?

Hint: it won’t be the card users.


2 posted on 10/14/2013 10:31:16 AM PDT by mojito (Zero, our Nero.)
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To: Q-ManRN

I think that without things like EBT we wouldn’t have half the wal-mart stores we do.

Seriously.


3 posted on 10/14/2013 10:31:54 AM PDT by cuban leaf
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To: Q-ManRN

takers who really think in their warped mind they should be given anything they want.


4 posted on 10/14/2013 10:31:59 AM PDT by manc (Marriage =1 man + 1 woman,when they say marriage equality then they should support polygamy)
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To: Q-ManRN

These people should be ashamed of themselves, but they don’t know what shame is.


5 posted on 10/14/2013 10:32:00 AM PDT by McGavin999
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To: Q-ManRN

So true, but the American people are incapable of understanding.


6 posted on 10/14/2013 10:32:19 AM PDT by Theodore R. (The grand pooh-bahs have spoken: "It's Jebbie's turn!")
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To: Q-ManRN

IF odongo had a people, they would look like these.
OdongoPeople!!!


7 posted on 10/14/2013 10:32:35 AM PDT by lgjhn23 (It's easy to be liberal when you're dumber than a box of rocks.)
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To: cuban leaf

Stalk my posts for hard numbers on that in MS alone.

They’ve put most of the local grocery stores out of business in these parts.


8 posted on 10/14/2013 10:32:58 AM PDT by Black Agnes
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To: gonzo; MinuteGal; M Kehoe; mcmuffin; Matchett-PI; Seeking the truth; JulieRNR21; surfer; ...

Ping


9 posted on 10/14/2013 10:33:38 AM PDT by Q-ManRN (Progressivism is regressive!)
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To: Q-ManRN

My initial reaction is... glitch? My hairy, pimpled *** this was a glitch. Anything to stir up “the masses” is openly being resorted to by this admin and it’s fellow travelers.

After reflection... reaction remains the same.


10 posted on 10/14/2013 10:33:39 AM PDT by Grimmy (equivocation is but the first step along the road to capitulation)
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To: Q-ManRN

This ought to serve as the perfect example of what happens when you have limited supply and unlimited demand. The ones lucky enough to get there first get everything, leaving everybody else with nothing.


11 posted on 10/14/2013 10:33:40 AM PDT by Mr Ramsbotham (I'll retire to Bedlam.)
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To: cuban leaf

You may be right, based on my observations at the Wal Mart check out counters.


12 posted on 10/14/2013 10:34:08 AM PDT by TADSLOS (The Event Horizon has come and gone. Buckle up and hang on.)
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To: mojito

Santa Claus? :)


13 posted on 10/14/2013 10:35:01 AM PDT by Q-ManRN (Progressivism is regressive!)
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To: cuban leaf

The ones that ring Chicago even time their delivery of crap food to the replenishment of the LINC cards.


14 posted on 10/14/2013 10:35:28 AM PDT by junta ("Peace is a racket", testimony from crime boss Barrack Hussein Obama.)
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To: Grimmy

Wait to you see the “glitch” when those cards stop working!


15 posted on 10/14/2013 10:36:39 AM PDT by Q-ManRN (Progressivism is regressive!)
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To: Q-ManRN

They had to take the cheap cans of spinach that were left..

the early thieves got the T-Bones and the other good stuff...


16 posted on 10/14/2013 10:36:41 AM PDT by Tennessee Nana
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To: Q-ManRN
Lynd explained the cards weren’t showing limits and they called corporate Walmart, whose spokesman said to let the people use the cards anyway.

Walmart deserves some of the blame here, too. They took advantage of the situation (read: mooched) just as badly as any of the customers...

17 posted on 10/14/2013 10:39:24 AM PDT by Conscience of a Conservative
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To: Q-ManRN
Welfare Recipients Thought They Were Getting Free Food

THOUGHT THE WERE GETTING FREE FOOD??? They DO get free food

18 posted on 10/14/2013 10:39:54 AM PDT by from occupied ga (Your government is your most dangerous enemy)
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To: cuban leaf

Agreed. It would be interesting to know the percent of sales attributable to EBT, WIC, etc. at the various retail grocery stores. They ought to have to publish that in their 10-Qs.


19 posted on 10/14/2013 10:42:37 AM PDT by ameribbean expat
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To: Conscience of a Conservative

“Walmart deserves some of the blame here, too. They took advantage of the situation (read: mooched) just as badly as any of the customers”

Perhaps they just didn’t want their stores burned down.


20 posted on 10/14/2013 10:42:47 AM PDT by OpusatFR
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To: Q-ManRN

The real story here is that WalMart let folks take home groceries and goods without paying....because the folks were on the dole and (more than likely) black...

They would throw a white person not on govt assistance in jail if they did this

First its WalMart giving health benefits to Homos but heynot straight folks....now its pandering to welfare minorities

But...hey...it’s all OK....because Free Trade Communist Liberals love WalMart.


21 posted on 10/14/2013 10:44:01 AM PDT by SeminoleCounty (Fact Is: GOPe want ObamaCare.)
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To: Q-ManRN

The new meaning of, America! The land of the FREE!


22 posted on 10/14/2013 10:44:22 AM PDT by FlingWingFlyer (The Constitution is obsolete only if you see Mein Kampf or the Communist Manifesto as a replacement.)
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To: Conscience of a Conservative

Walmart deserves some of the blame here, too. They took advantage of the situation (read: mooched) just as badly as any of the customers...

_______________________

Or they protected their people.


23 posted on 10/14/2013 10:44:38 AM PDT by Chickensoup (we didn't love freedom enough... Solzhenitsyn.)
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To: Grimmy
You're instincts are exactly right. This was the proverbial "Shot across the bow", right up there with barrackading the war memorials. It was a quick and subtle "Look what I can do", just enough to make someone know just how far over the edge we are hanging, and what could happen if the real push is given.

The low-information voters are barry-boy's brown-shirts. When he give the nudge, it will make the Night of the Broken Glass look like a picnic...

24 posted on 10/14/2013 10:45:04 AM PDT by Dubh_Ghlase (Therefore, send not to know For whom the bell tolls, It tolls for thee.)
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To: Q-ManRN

That was done over the weekend.

First they took away, then they gave in excess. There’s a pattern there for anyone willing to pay attention.


25 posted on 10/14/2013 10:45:35 AM PDT by Grimmy (equivocation is but the first step along the road to capitulation)
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To: Q-ManRN
Okay, so prosecute the abusers and put them in jail.

But that will cost us more than the foods stamps were costing right? So offer them a suspended sentence if they agree to exile for the term of their prison sentence.

Then work out a deal with some third world countries. We'll send you people that are better educated than the average person in your country.

This will have several effects:

  1. While in exile they'll have to fend for themselves without U.S. gov't aid.
  2. If the third world country can put them to work, they may find meaning for their lives.
  3. They might choose to stay in their new third world country home. (Big fish in a small pond as opposed to a small fish in a big pond).
  4. Those that do come back after their prison sentence, might appreciate the U.S. a little more.

And if this works, duplicate the glitch in more cities.

26 posted on 10/14/2013 10:46:02 AM PDT by DannyTN
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To: Dubh_Ghlase

Yep.

Unfortunately, too many of us have been trained to only see these things as discreet and separate parts and not as pieces of the whole that they are.


27 posted on 10/14/2013 10:46:58 AM PDT by Grimmy (equivocation is but the first step along the road to capitulation)
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To: Q-ManRN

these welfare democrat idiots are helping the media destroy America


28 posted on 10/14/2013 10:47:37 AM PDT by Democrat_media (IRS rigged election for Obama and democrats by shutting down tea party)
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To: Q-ManRN

The funny thing is that they used their Obamaphones to call each other for Free Stuff Day.


29 posted on 10/14/2013 10:48:04 AM PDT by AppyPappy (Obama: What did I not know and when did I not know it?)
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To: manc; Q-ManRN
manc:" takers who really think in their warped mind they should be given anything they want."

They are "ENTITLED " !!

30 posted on 10/14/2013 10:48:12 AM PDT by Tilted Irish Kilt (Enlightened statesmen will not always be at the helm. -- James Madison)
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To: OpusatFR

Or, they wanted to profit handsomely off of a shopping spree by people who suddenly had unlimited access to other people’s money.


31 posted on 10/14/2013 10:48:20 AM PDT by Conscience of a Conservative
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To: cuban leaf

I don’t know about Wal-Marts, but I know that’s true about the tons of mini-marts in central cities which sell liquor, lotto tickets and a few convenience items like, say, lobster.


32 posted on 10/14/2013 10:48:26 AM PDT by Vigilanteman (Obama: Fake black man. Fake Messiah. Fake American. How many fakes can you fit in one Zer0?)
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To: cuban leaf; mojito
There is a VERY important lesson here: It only takes a few hundred people to eliminated the primary source of food for thousands!

Think about how many food stores are within 50 miles of where you live and think about the fact that the shelves can be emptied in just a few hours (as we've seen) by only a small percentage of the people that live in that same 50 mile radius. If the registers, coolers, shelving and etc. had been damaged, it could be weeks before those stores would be back in operation and food back on the shelves.

Worse, the shortage created by the first disruption can easily cause additional runs on food supplies when they become available. Probably not applicable to most FReepers now, but if you haven't prepared for the possibility of food shortage, better do so ASAP.

33 posted on 10/14/2013 10:48:30 AM PDT by Errant
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To: Q-ManRN

I also heard that when the correct card amount started showing up, word got out and shoppers fled, leaving food in the isles, still in the carts.

Typical “free stuff” voters.

What a mess we are in! Unfortunately there is no end in sight.


34 posted on 10/14/2013 10:49:38 AM PDT by alice_in_bubbaland (When injustice becomes law, resistance becomes mandatory ... Thomas Jefferson)
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To: Vigilanteman

They buy a lot of pre-packaged food that can be sold for cash.


35 posted on 10/14/2013 10:50:09 AM PDT by AppyPappy (Obama: What did I not know and when did I not know it?)
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To: from occupied ga

“THOUGHT THE WERE GETTING FREE FOOD??? They DO get free food “

And obesity is the number one health problem among the EBT crowd. I blame Obama for endangering their health by feeding their habit.


36 posted on 10/14/2013 10:50:49 AM PDT by fella ("As it was before Noah, so shall it be again,")
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To: Dubh_Ghlase

“it will make the Night of the Broken Glass look like a picnic...”

but picnics require food, which they can’t supply on their own...and about 24 hours after they’ve emptied all the shelves in town, they’re finished.


37 posted on 10/14/2013 10:51:02 AM PDT by ameribbean expat
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To: Q-ManRN

How did the word get out so fast, to get so many in the stores so fast?


38 posted on 10/14/2013 10:51:53 AM PDT by Exit148
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To: Q-ManRN

the cockroaches, locusts and rats that are in America’s larder stripping the wealth from those who worked for it need a dose of legislative DDT.


39 posted on 10/14/2013 10:52:40 AM PDT by Vaquero ( Don't pick a fight with an old guy. If he is too old to fight, he'll just kill you.)
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To: cuban leaf

I know what you are saying.

Imagine for a moment that Walmart announced that they were going to stop taking EBT, SNAP, WIC transactions. Problem solved right? Do you think that Target would just stare at that pile of revenue and say “We wouldn’t stoop that low”?

Maybe it is the politicians that have run a-muck buying votes with money taken from us at the point of a gun that are to blame?


40 posted on 10/14/2013 10:53:15 AM PDT by listenhillary (Courts, law enforcement, roads and national defense should be the extent of government)
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To: Q-ManRN

You’ll be able to easily spot the blue states...just follow the plumes of smoke


41 posted on 10/14/2013 10:54:06 AM PDT by bigbob
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To: Exit148

How to Get a Free Cell Phone (Obama Phone)
http://www.financialsprout.com/how-to-get-a-free-cell-phone-obama-phone/


42 posted on 10/14/2013 10:54:24 AM PDT by listenhillary (Courts, law enforcement, roads and national defense should be the extent of government)
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To: Q-ManRN

So they found something to motivate these shiftless bums into being active.

Tell them that there were positions open a the same store and they would have all cleared out.


43 posted on 10/14/2013 10:54:27 AM PDT by VanDeKoik
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To: Exit148

community organizer-types I am sure.


44 posted on 10/14/2013 10:54:40 AM PDT by Q-ManRN (Progressivism is regressive!)
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To: Q-ManRN

They were letting people leave with large orders of food without pay for 2 hours??


45 posted on 10/14/2013 10:55:51 AM PDT by GeronL
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To: bigbob

These incidents happened in a red state. Louisiana went for Romney in ‘12.


46 posted on 10/14/2013 10:56:10 AM PDT by Black Agnes
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To: Exit148

“Poor people” with smartphones and high-speed internet at home. Not to mention they all have cars.


47 posted on 10/14/2013 10:56:21 AM PDT by VanDeKoik
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To: Q-ManRN

Hunger does not recognize shame. But I wonder how many of the shoppers were over 300 lbs?


48 posted on 10/14/2013 10:56:50 AM PDT by Bringbackthedraft (Remember Ty Woods? Glenn Doherty ? Forgot already?)
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To: Conscience of a Conservative

Wal-Mart was just giving it away for 2 hours apparently


49 posted on 10/14/2013 10:58:01 AM PDT by GeronL
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To: Q-ManRN

Obama’s supporters doing what they do best...LOOTING!


50 posted on 10/14/2013 10:58:13 AM PDT by Don Corleone ("Oil the gun..eat the cannoli. Take it to the Mattress.")
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