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Originally posted by Tnewguy
reply to post by sbctinfantry
Forget about what you buy with your food stamps. My question is why the hell did I ETS when I am currently dealing with 8 or 9 of your medical issues. At least you got a medical retirement. I'm stuck dealing with the VA.
9 months, 2 surgeries later I am still waiting on my initial claim to process.
I called VA a couple of days ago and was basically told to shut up and wait. Because their priorities are all the Vietnam soldiers that THEY screwed over with the Agent Orange claims.
Now my family and I have to take the back seat and shut up and wait for my claim to go through.
Sorry to have hijacked your thread with my issues. Everything just kinda spilled over.
Originally posted by Alxandro
You know, a big part of me wants to say "you are freakon' welcome you sorry S.O.B.", but hopefully you are merely teaching yourself to fish.
Just don't get too comfy and complacent because when the SHTF you and many others like you will be totally helpless.
And don't expect the govt to help you at that time because as far I am concerned you've used up your free bingo square.
Originally posted by sprtpilot
So you cannot support a family, yet you keep having kids?
You are a great example of the problem this Country faces, to receive any public assistance, the net-moochers should agree to stop producing children. Failure to comply should result in immediate cessation of all assistance.
Don't like that condition? You are free to have as many children as you want, you are not welcome to continue as and increase your net-mooching.
(slightly) tough love.
Originally posted by Darce
Judge judge judge... He was incapacitated while serving, he deserves to feed his family meat goshdarnit!
Has anyone else noticed how expensive chicken is getting? 6 boneless breasts for $30 here. It's become unaffordable, Whatever happened to "A chicken in every pot", right?
I have been trying to save by buying less desirable cuts of meat. Have you tried cooking pig's tails? They are cheap, like cottage roll and other less desirable cuts of pork. Sausages are always cheap, and you're right the frozen beef is usually a good idea. My problem is the reduced priced beef is always really old and funky and no matter how I cook it it's like green apples through a horse for me. I'm forced to either buy fresh meat or none at all and that's where it gets too expensive to eat what I would like to.
We are going to have to start supplementing what we normally buy in the grocery stores anyway. I have some vegetable and fruit gardens going right now to do just that. The broccoli is ready and I'm making a stir-fry with some pork strips tonight that were like 15 strips for less than $10. So that will make at least 2 meals for three guys, and it's going to cost less than $15 total with some rice and sauce.
Back in the city you have to expect to spend $10 per person per meal just to eat! A bottle of orange juice is like $8! It's difficult just to make ends meet when you're paying out the nose every day like that.
Next option.. hunting whatever wanders onto the property that looks tasty. Next spring I'm buying chicks!edit on 14/8/11 by Darce because: (no reason given)
Originally posted by njl51
well enjoy..at 60 I'm not supposed to be eating like that and well honestly I don't have a taste for 'em as I would
have when I was young. you may get more bang for your buck so to speak but in the end you can buy less food.
now if you go organic you will really pay for eating good..i mean really good !!! as in good for you..they say a
person needs meat and i agree..question is what is in what we eat now days..be it expensive or processed food?
is the expensive meat better for you than some other product that provides that kind of protein?
Originally posted by kyred
reply to post by sbctinfantry
I quickly scanned the posts to your OP. I didn't notice of you have applied to the VA for disability benefits. Have you? Just wondering. I did that upon being released from the army and don't get food stamps, but I guess that's because I get enough disability payments each month.
Originally posted by HomerinNC
Must be nice to get 500 in EBT...I'm on VA disability, get 1300 a month, and with that, after paying my bills, I MIGHT have about 50.00 for groceries, but guess what? According to social services, I get TOO MUCH to get assistance
Originally posted by TribeOfManyColours
How many retired Army men you know have similar conditions like the ones you describe.? I am worried about the vaccinations effects. Thats some list there. I am in the understanding that you get more shots then a normal human being in the army
Originally posted by sbctinfantry
My morning conists of juicing :
☼ Apricot or Peach
I pick about four or five from that list, and throw it in with kale for my morning juice. The kids drink it with me and love it. No sugar added.
For lunch we usually do something healthy involving some greens.
edit on 2011/8/14 by sbctinfantry because: (no reason given)