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Living it up on the tax payers dime a weeks worth of food stamps

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posted on Nov, 18 2013 @ 12:57 PM
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Wrong.

Sugar and junk food should be the last thing you put in your body if you are low on money and or have health problems.

The poster asked for it by posting the pics on here he wants to stay away from processed foods but yet his table is full of it, people have offered great tips but this seems to be insensitive or mean.

fyi.
If you don't want advise then don't post your problems.




posted on Nov, 18 2013 @ 01:02 PM
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crazyewok
Except you can (by your tea party values) work harder and change your life.

1 - I vote Libertarian .. not tea party.
2 - NO I can not 'work harder and change my life'. I'm chronically ill and stuck home.
3 - My politics are irrelevant. HIS shopping skills are what are relevant.
4 - Your deflection from the topic = failure.


Are you a doctor? Do you have a any sort of education in Neurological diseases or Neuro pharmacology’s?

My education in neurological disease and neuropsychology issues comes from my degree in psychology, but mostly FROM MY OWN NEUROLOGICAL ILLNESS. I am stuck at home with autoimmune and neurological diseases and I have the profound fatigue that comes with autoimmune. WIthout my medication I wouldn't be able to get out of bed.

The guy said he has mental health issues. He said it's physically draining. He didnt' say that
he was physically incapable of cooking. He was physically capable of going grocery shopping.
And it's not hard to 'cook' a bowl of generic cereal instead of chugging a liter of soda.



posted on Nov, 18 2013 @ 01:04 PM
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LDragonFire
Are you suggesting that the disabled should have to forage for food? Should they also dumpster dive?

Where the hell do you people get that kind of crap from? That's just pure stupidity.
I shared my childhood stories with someone here on how we lived.
Your statement is bizarre beyond words.

edit on 11/18/2013 by FlyersFan because: (no reason given)



posted on Nov, 18 2013 @ 01:06 PM
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thesaneone
Good lord no. My family makes our own Sicilian red wine just good grapes and time.

My grandparents (who we lived with ... all three generations in one house), made home made dandelion wine and they made some kind of applewine from the crab apple tree in the backyard. It was home made hooch. It was cheap and, they tell me, tasty and 'got the job done'.



posted on Nov, 18 2013 @ 01:10 PM
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thesaneone
Sugar and junk food should be the last thing you put in your body if you are low on money and or have health problems..


I've made a few threads about sugar on this site. It's addicting. It's destructive. It feeds cancer. It feeds autoimmune diseases. It's inflammatory. It's a 'trigger' for health issues.

I have neurological issues that get a lot worse if any sugar is consumed. The only sugar I dare allow in my body is the sugar that comes in plain yogurt. (which can be purchased fairly inexpensively in the big tubs).



posted on Nov, 18 2013 @ 01:12 PM
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I have also been label fit to return to the work I once did and I even tried. Only ended up hurting myself more in the attempt.

You goals are noble and I think you will have great success. Most of us that end up in these positions don't want handouts. We want a hand up. To bad finger pointing always seems to be done the easiest at those at their weakest. Best of luck to you friend.



posted on Nov, 18 2013 @ 01:12 PM
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I can't argue with you about what you should or shouldn't put into your body, until the government rules this is still your choice.

It's all about economics you can purchase hundreds of calories for a dollar, but a dollar will not buy a apple or a orange.

2 2-liters and a clearance pie $2.50 = $4.50 one 3lbs bag of apples $5.99

We can totally turn this thread into the debate of price of calories between junk food vs healthy food, junk food will win hands down, you can buy more junk and eat or you can buy healthy and starve.



posted on Nov, 18 2013 @ 01:19 PM
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Leave it up to me to be the cold hearted SOB, but what is expected?

Should you be eating the same as say, my family? With me working a normal day job, and running a small business which leaves me with 4 hours of family time a day, and 5 hours of sleep a night?

You are receiving a handout from the Govt, which steals from me to provide for you.

You also seem to have internet, a home computer and either a digital camera or a smartphone with camera.




edit on 18-11-2013 by macman because: (no reason given)



posted on Nov, 18 2013 @ 01:22 PM
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Exactly, People should watch their sugar intake more so people who have health issues should avoid sugar at all cost you will get the sweets naturally from foods no need to over do it and fake sweeteners should really be avoided in my opinion.

Also I am disabled from an auto accident and have trouble walking around and if I were to continue to put extra sugar in my body I would be larger and have many more health issues, and the most important advise I can give the op is to keep your mind busy with activities.



posted on Nov, 18 2013 @ 01:26 PM
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LDragonFire
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I can't argue with you about what you should or shouldn't put into your body, until the government rules this is still your choice.

It's all about economics you can purchase hundreds of calories for a dollar, but a dollar will not buy a apple or a orange.

2 2-liters and a clearance pie $2.50 = $4.50 one 3lbs bag of apples $5.99

We can totally turn this thread into the debate of price of calories between junk food vs healthy food, junk food will win hands down, you can buy more junk and eat or you can buy healthy and starve.


I agree with you to a point. It has been proven that eating healthier foods fills you up and keeps you full longer. Another thing to be considered here is portion sizes. The portion sizes most eat today are way to much.

No argument when it comes to eating the healthiest possible diet is incredibly expensive. I think the OP could eat a little better and still indulge from time to time on a little comfort food. Granted its not easy and you really have to educate yourself.



posted on Nov, 18 2013 @ 01:35 PM
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FlyersFan

Char-Lee
My Mother used to buy 100 lb bag of potatoes also the first of the month.


We were on welfare and got free school lunches for a few years. When I was a kid we'd go out with my mother into the 'fields' in town and find dandelions to dig up and cook. The leaves are like spinach leaves and you cooked them the same way. They didn't taste nearly as good, they were bitter. But they were free and they provided nutrition.

We ate a lot of rice and beans. Lots of spaghetti noodles too.
We drank water. Not soda.
Our 'treat' was a few slices of fried bologna.





Very similar for us as my Father died and left 5 kids. We lived on his SS, we picked wild fruit after we moved to CA and found nut trees along the roads. Treats were Holloween when people gave us candy!

Today I have a tight budget we get no aid of any kind but low wages, I make my own bread and love making soups, you can save every bit of anything leftover for soup, even boil the peelings and keep canned liquids and leftover beans all great! My soup is wow!

Large quantities save money, dry goods last, I use food grade 5 gallon buckets to keep them fresh and cute jars to refill on the counter. Pasta, beans, rice. Large flour and frozen veggies. We don't buy any kind of drinks, we love water. I don't understand the need for the nasty soda guess it is all habit. I grow fresh lettuce and what we can get to grow in a greenhouse made of white pipe and 20$ of plastic they use for paint drop cloths works great been good for years.



posted on Nov, 18 2013 @ 01:36 PM
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macman
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Leave it up to me to be the cold hearted SOB, but what is expected?

Should you be eating the same as say, my family? With me working a normal day job, and running a small business which leaves me with 4 hours of family time a day, and 5 hours of sleep a night?

You are receiving a handout from the Govt, which steals from me to provide for you.

You also seem to have internet, a home computer and either a digital camera or a smartphone with camera.




edit on 18-11-2013 by macman because: (no reason given)


Well before you point the finger at me lets break me down. We have a lap top I bought at a pawn shop for 150 bucks from my settlement. We have no internet I am currently at my mother in laws using hers. We have a cell phone but it is far from smart and my mother in law bless her pays for that as well. Walmart friends and family plan I believe. Its cheap.

I busted my ass and sacrificed only to have to cash in my 401k to survive because a corporation chewed me up and spit me out. I have nothing left to pawn or sell. This computer might get me 10 bucks lol. I doubt they would take it. Its old.

I wish you your health my friend because at the pace you are going you might not even have that for very much longer and then you might really find out what its like to be someone like me.



posted on Nov, 18 2013 @ 01:36 PM
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The Stereotype of the fat lazy spoiled American is not all that hard to see these days.

People have internet, cell phones, cable TV and cars all while thinking they are "poor". Do you want to see real poverty? Just watch the faces of kids from a dozen different Countries while you take a 20 minute hot shower in water they wish they could drink.........

Poverty is no place to live inside, no car, no tv, no internet and no hot drinkable water. Anything past those things and you are doing better than 40% of this worlds population.

The OP's $38.00 a week budget feeds entire families for a month in some parts of the world.



posted on Nov, 18 2013 @ 01:36 PM
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macman
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Leave it up to me to be the cold hearted SOB, but what is expected?

Should you be eating the same as say, my family? With me working a normal day job, and running a small business which leaves me with 4 hours of family time a day, and 5 hours of sleep a night?

You are receiving a handout from the Govt, which steals from me to provide for you.

So you would have the ill and sick die on the street? Please tell me what would you do with them?



macman
You also seem to have internet, a home computer and either a digital camera or a smartphone with camera.



That he got before he came down ill and lost his job?
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posted on Nov, 18 2013 @ 01:38 PM
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wantsome
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I have been looking for easy meals to make but my culinary skills aren't up to the task. At $45 a week I get to spend $6.50 a day. A $7 package or ground beef with other stuff is out of my price range. I have been thinking about making chicken soup but I don't know how long it would last. I have liver and other health problems because of my medications and I need to watch what I eat.
edit on 17-11-2013 by wantsome because: (no reason given)

That is one lame excuse!!!
You are on the internet bemoaning lack of grocery money when you should be complaining about lack of education!
Why not use your computer to research cooking on a budget? Hmm???
Food stamps should come with a mandatory food shopping/nutrition oriented program for those who lack 'culinary skills', and you should stop biting the hand that feeds you...ie MINE.



posted on Nov, 18 2013 @ 01:43 PM
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Suicide, your post came up just after mine. I don't wish being poor on anyone. Done it a lot myself. Lived without a roof, family or any resources for three years of my life. It is more difficult than most would ever understand. It is that much more difficult because we as a society have gotten used to things other people consider luxuries.

You have a computer! It is worth much more than you think. But, only if you can get it connected to the internet.
The internet has millions of posts, blogs and advice on how to live on nearly nothing. This was not the case when I was homeless.

My point is not to degrade or disrespect when I say that you are not doing as badly as you think. Use that internet connection you have access to. Use it to it's fullest.

There is an old saying that Knowledge is Power. For the first time in 20 years a mere human like yourself can ask any questions they want and get the answers. After sifting through the spam and BS of course.
Use that tool to find ways to live cheap and eat healthy. It really is possible, even in this Country.



posted on Nov, 18 2013 @ 01:45 PM
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Thank God for the 99 Cent store!


If you live where there is one, great place for spices, you can get huge ones for 1$, makes everything way better.


A really good saver, freeze anything you can, I got some free bell peppers, I chopped them all into bags and have been using them for a year, they are just like fresh. Freeze any canned liquid just keep adding to the container from any canned goods and add to soup. Keep and use everything no waste! Leftover pasta, any tiny thing can make great soup!

i got free apples from a relives tree, froze them and can add a oatmeal topping for healthy a dessert!
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posted on Nov, 18 2013 @ 01:47 PM
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macman
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Leave it up to me to be the cold hearted SOB, but what is expected?

Should you be eating the same as say, my family? With me working a normal day job, and running a small business which leaves me with 4 hours of family time a day, and 5 hours of sleep a night?

You are receiving a handout from the Govt, which steals from me to provide for you.

You also seem to have internet, a home computer and either a digital camera or a smartphone with camera.




edit on 18-11-2013 by macman because: (no reason given)


And eh can afford the large bag of tobacco in the background of his original post. Funny how so many who cannot afford food, can afford vices.



posted on Nov, 18 2013 @ 01:47 PM
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Bravo, The internet can be used for many other things not just porn and conspiracies, people the info is at your fingertips take advantage of it.



posted on Nov, 18 2013 @ 01:50 PM
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People have a hard time accepting that there will always be lazy people that don't want to work no matter if it's 2000 years in the future or today or 2000 years ago - so they let their fear of their stuff being taken away affect a multitude of individuals that may not fit the stereotype they have adopted as complete reality with no variation - least dreaded socialism come take your children in the night.

So goes the world with the increasing mantra of "If it's not me it's not my problem."

On the other side of the spectrum: How much to people have to bleed before they die or react to being bled?

Any sides, for any matters, are all being taken advantage of, IMO, because of politicians looking to profit from fear and ignorance. Red or blue - it doesn't matter. It's still a war being directed by wolves who pretend the paint themselves the color of the "other" party.



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