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#61 Msut77

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Posted 16 September 2013 - 02:12 AM

You ever notice you have certain obsessive phrases? One has to wonder if you even think about what you are saying .


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Posted 16 September 2013 - 07:33 PM

All media has a bias. Stating conservatives have more misconceptions than liberals as a fact is BS. Let them poll the subsidized housing area near where I work. At least 93% of that population voted liberal in the last presidential election. Uninformed is probably a better label than misinformed for most though. Do any of these polls take into account the throngs of social welfare leeches we have? Do you believe that they are truly "up" on all the issues, or are simply voting with their expected party who guarantees handouts? I'm against any war against a sovereign nation that didn't attack us first. I think we should have hunted Al-Qaeda down in their camps by working with the countries that they are in. If they refuse to allow access, we threaten war for harboring a force that publicly states they attacked us. A red line so to speak. The gov't lies and manipulates, therefore a pure "attack us and feel our wrath" policy would hopefully make the process of going to war much more transparent and uncomplicated. Syria hasn't attacked us. Let's "drill, baby, drill" so we can become energy independent in my lifetime and have no further need of dealing with the Middle East.

 

Typical right-wing dodge. Did you even bother to read the study? No, because that is not what you cons do. The study shows, on this specific issue, the frequency of misperceptions viewers have and cons have the most. AND it shows the more you consume Faux news, the more confused you become! So, the question is, is it a problem with the mental faculties of the viewers or Faux news? 

ps On that Sarah Palin issue you have taken, you should ask her questions to which she does not know the answer:

1. How long would that oil last?

2. Once drilled (not Palin, but the oil), how does the oil make it to the US and NOT THE REST OF THE WORLD AS IT WOULD? 

 

You need not answer the oil questions for me, as I already know. Let me know about my last question on Faux.


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Posted 18 September 2013 - 02:57 PM

 

i have been working everyday for the past  17 years now and been saving  some cash   every   week and putting in the bank.  A few weeks back i started noticing that my lower back started hurting, so i went into to my doctor  (dont even get me started on what the son of a bitch charged me)   and they said i  might have  the start of a  degenerative   disc  disease or   herniated disc  might be starting.  the doctor then comes out and says if it gets  worse  you may have to  quit your job   for awhile ...

 

this is where the bullshit comes into.  Since i  WORKED for the past  17 years   and  i saved  my own cash, i find out that i have too much   SAVINGS to even be able to  get   welfare or  food stamps  until i Use  up all of the cash that i worked and saved ..

 

This is what pissed me off the  most, as  i was walking out the worker goes... That is why we tell the people coming into our office   Dont even work cause  if you do  you will not  be able to get anything free.  and if you have a family it would be  wise to  try to have another child so  we  can add another person to your family size. 

 

we are not allowed anything cause we work  BUT our neighbors  are  allowed to bring in   friends to their household to get more  cash... it was just them and their  3 children when they moved in . Now its them. their 3 children the  grandparents and  2 people  they know    so they now can claim   9 people instead of  5 and all they do is sit on the asses and drink beer and laugh about how much money the government is giving them for not working 

 

 

 

 

they are telling people  DON'T WORK   so these people  who never worked a day in their fucking lives  can sit on their asses while people who worked for the past   XXXX  YEARS  GET    F*cked up the asses by the goverment..

 

like my uncle said   dont be shocked if you see another civil war  
 

 

 

 

 

I just want to see if I have this correct, you have plenty of money (that you saved over the last 17 years), yet your trying to apply for food stamps and welfare? Why? because you might have to take some time off of work due to back problems. You think the government and taxpayers are responsible for your bad back and not yourself? I hate to rain on your parade but its your back, not the tax payers. Its just mind boggling that you would think to have taxpayers pay for for your time off work, when you have plenty of money saved up. This is one of the reasons people save money, in case they ever run into financial problems down the road. You were smart enough to save money but now that an emergency has reared its head, you suddenly want everyone else to pay for it as you don't want to spend that money you have been saving all these years. That is so f'ed up, lol. 

 

Your right, this country is incredibly f'ed up and people like you are part of the reason. Food stamps and welfare are for people that need financial help. Having a savings account with a butt load of cash in it does not equal being in need on financial help. 

 

Unbelievable. Simply unbelievable. 


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Posted 18 September 2013 - 03:26 PM

I just want to see if I have this correct, you have plenty of money (that you saved over the last 17 years), yet your trying to apply for food stamps and welfare? Why? because you might have to take some time off of work due to back problems. You think the government and taxpayers are responsible for your bad back and not yourself? I hate to rain on your parade but its your back, not the tax payers. Its just mind boggling that you would think to have taxpayers pay for for your time off work, when you have plenty of money saved up. This is one of the reasons people save money, in case they ever run into financial problems down the road. You were smart enough to save money but now that an emergency has reared its head, you suddenly want everyone else to pay for it as you don't want to spend that money you have been saving all these years. That is so f'ed up, lol. 

 

Your right, this country is incredibly f'ed up and people like you are part of the reason. Food stamps and welfare are for people that need financial help. Having a savings account with a butt load of cash in it does not equal being in need on financial help. 

 

Unbelievable. Simply unbelievable. 

So responsible people get fucked while idiots can live without repercussions of their choices and actions? Unbelievable. How about NO ONE gets free money from other people's taxes. No abuse or whining possible then.

 

 

http://dailycaller.c...igrant-parents/

 

Hheheheheheheheee.....

 

http://www.nytimes.c...wanted=all&_r=0

 

A reasonable take on Dutch "socialism" from 2009...

 

http://news.yahoo.co...9--finance.html

 

....and this is from today. "The classic welfare state of the second half of the 20th century in these areas in particular brought forth arrangements that are unsustainable in their current form."

 

Look at the fancy carriage he and his queen tool around in. Jackasses, just like our elitist, jet setting politicians.



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Posted 19 September 2013 - 12:24 AM

It is much easier for you to post links than form coherent thoughts or sentences.


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Posted 19 September 2013 - 01:08 AM

It is much easier for you to post links than form coherent thoughts or sentences.

I'll lay it out as easily as i can for ya.

 

The first link is just an example of the stupidity we are currently living with.

 

 

This is from the middle article about living in Dutch socialism....

 

"Any parents living in the country receive quarterly payments until their children turn 18. And thanks to a recently passed law, the state now gives parents a hand in paying for school materials."

"Payments arrive from other sources too. Friends who have small children report that the government can reimburse as much as 70 percent of the cost of day care, which totals around $14,000 per child per year. In late May of last year an unexpected $4,265 arrived in my account: vakantiegeld. Vacation money. This money materializes in the bank accounts of virtually everyone in the country just before the summer holidays; you get from your employer an amount totaling 8 percent of your annual salary, which is meant to cover plane tickets, surfing lessons, tapas: vacations. And we aren’t talking about a mere “paid vacation” — this is on top of the salary you continue to receive during the weeks you’re off skydiving or snorkeling. And by law every employer is required to give a minimum of four weeks’ vacation. For that matter, even if you are unemployed you still receive a base amount of vakantiegeld from the government, the reasoning being that if you can’t go on vacation, you’ll get depressed and despondent and you’ll never get a job."

 

Unemployed get paid to go on vacation from tax money!?!

 

"It is illegal in the current system for an insurance company to refuse to accept a client, or to charge more for a client based on age or health. Where in the United States insurance companies try to wriggle out of covering chronically ill patients, in the Dutch system the government oversees a fund from which insurers that take on more high-cost clients can be compensated."

 

"Decent housing is another area where the Dutch are in broad agreement. As does nearly every Western nation, the Netherlands has a public housing system, in which qualified people get apartments for below-market rents. About one-third of all dwellings in the country are “social housing.” But here again, attitudes are different from those in the United States. I was surprised to learn, for example, that a friend who is a successful psychologist lives in a social-housing apartment, which he has had since his student days. It turns out the term does not have the stigma attached to it that “public housing” does in the United States. (“In the U.S., public housing is a last resort, but here it’s just a good, cheap house,” said Fred Martin, an official at Impuls, an Amsterdam social-services organization.) Beyond that, while my friend obviously can afford to pay more than his bargain-basement rent of 360 euros ($470), the system doesn’t require him to move on, and one reason is that there is perceived to be a value in keeping a mix of income levels in the units."

 

HAhahahahahahaha...good luck getting any professional people to move into public housing here in the US...

 

So it all sounds great, right? The writer then adds this little snippet, "For one, the sameness suggests a homogeneous population, which the Netherlands long had. A broad social-welfare system works if everyone assumes that everyone else is playing by the same rules. Newcomers, with different ways of life and expectations, threaten it. This is one reason the recent waves of non-Western immigration have caused so much disturbance. Can such a system work in a truly multiethnic society?"

 

Obviously not.

 

"Another corollary of collectivist thinking is a cultural tendency not to stand out or excel. “Just be normal” is a national saying, and in an earlier era children were taught, in effect, that “if you were born a dime, you’ll never be a quarter” — the very antithesis of the American ideal of upward mobility. There seem to be fewer risk-takers here. Those who do go out on a limb or otherwise follow their own internal music — the architect Rem Koolhaas, say, or Vincent Van Gogh — tend to leave."

 

Good to know great people flee from socialism...

 

The last article is from today and shows how even the Dutch are realizing that "eventually you run out of other people's money" with a huge welfare state.

 

"In its place a "participation society" is emerging, in which people must take responsibility for their own future and create their own social and financial safety nets, with less help from the national government."

 

"The classic welfare state of the second half of the 20th century in these areas in particular brought forth arrangements that are unsustainable in their current form."

 

How much debt must we incur before we come to the same realization?



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Posted 19 September 2013 - 02:04 AM

It's almost as if someone didn't actually read the article they quoted...or maybe they did but didn't comprehend a single damn thing.


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Posted 19 September 2013 - 02:50 AM

I like how Msut talks about coherent thoughts. Rich coming from him. 



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Posted 19 September 2013 - 06:17 AM

Vincent v an Gogh left a hundred years ago your argument is invalid?


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Posted 19 September 2013 - 12:36 PM

It's almost as if someone didn't actually read the article they quoted...or maybe they did but didn't comprehend a single damn thing.

Please explain.



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Posted 19 September 2013 - 12:40 PM

Vincent v an Gogh left a hundred years ago your argument is invalid?

First off, what the hell kind of sentence is that? Second, so after all that, you think the part about Van Gogh leaving is the basis for the argument? I find your posts lacking in thought and substance. Try harder.....please.



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Posted 19 September 2013 - 01:32 PM

I just want to see if I have this correct, you have plenty of money (that you saved over the last 17 years), yet your trying to apply for food stamps and welfare? Why? because you might have to take some time off of work due to back problems. You think the government and taxpayers are responsible for your bad back and not yourself? I hate to rain on your parade but its your back, not the tax payers. Its just mind boggling that you would think to have taxpayers pay for for your time off work, when you have plenty of money saved up. This is one of the reasons people save money, in case they ever run into financial problems down the road. You were smart enough to save money but now that an emergency has reared its head, you suddenly want everyone else to pay for it as you don't want to spend that money you have been saving all these years. That is so f'ed up, lol. 

 

Your right, this country is incredibly f'ed up and people like you are part of the reason. Food stamps and welfare are for people that need financial help. Having a savings account with a butt load of cash in it does not equal being in need on financial help. 

 

Unbelievable. Simply unbelievable. 

I forgot its the taxpayers   who have to pay for all of your  children you have that you cant afford .

 

i can say the same thing about people who have kids. Why the Fuck should i support you when you  talk time off  to have your kids and raise them?  It was your choice to have the child, if you cant  afford it then dont have  any children simple as that. 

 

 

Why shouldn't i get something for a few weeks  I been paying into the system for the last  17 years  , unlike you and most people who think they should be  GIVEN THIS and not have to work.  AND i will Return to work   unlike most people who sit on their asses every day with a  fake injury

 

 

Just like the insurance, people  had this for years and  Obama goes and changes the rules and  puts all the people who are too lazy to work into   FREE medicade  why working people are losing theirs and  he just comes on  tv with a  big smile on his face cause he knows   hes  welfare people are taken care of and  as long as they  are given stuff for free  they are are happy.   Case in point is look how they got pissed when they tried to put the  LOOKING FOR WORK back into  the law before you  got welfare and the fit they threw until Obama took it back out.

 

 

I love how people go  we cant afford food or a  house rent, but these are the same people who go out to nightclubs or  go out to movies or buy lottery tickets and beer.  Im sick of seeing people  in the store   who  spend their food stamps on  food  but then  turn around and buy beer or  lottery tickets.  If you can afford beer  or  tickets then you can afford your own fucking food. Same with going to the movies  if you can afford to go to the movies or  out to a nightclub then you can afford your own  fucking food.

 

 

 

Just like the little  crybaby  college people  crying that their  interest rates are going up.   Hell people 10 years ago  paid more then that the children of today are just spoiled.  Just wait  another 10 years and see what this country looks like when the children of these people who are too fucking lazy to work grow up. There was something on the news already  asking people in the 3 to 5 grade what they want to be when they grow up and  80%  of  children whose parents that DO NOT WORK said   what do you mean Jobs, their mommy dont work so they   should not have to work either. 

 

No Obama   Fuck this country over when he took  WORK out  getting food stamps and welfare. Its the only reason why he won last year.Look at  the number of food stamps that  went up under his  command.  I  love how they say  its getting better and better every day just look at the stock market.  The only reason the stock market is going up is the fed is pushing fake money into the market.   Dont worry though cause come 2016 they will stock it and the market will crash and say   O  look how great a  leader obama was   the stock market was 17,000 but when his replacement came it fell to  9000 and the  welfare people will belive it.

 

 

it was  VOTE for  obama to keep getting you free foodstamps and  welfare

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VOTE for  rommey said  everyone  has to get back to work to  turn this mess around and they said screw you we are not going back to work.

 

and the proof was on tv everyday.

 

just like that lady in ohio.    Why do you like  OBAMA    "cause he gave me a phone,  Rommey sucks cause he   never gave me anything "

 

SIMPLE AS THAT 


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Posted 19 September 2013 - 02:05 PM

First off, what the hell kind of sentence is that? Second, so after all that, you think the part about Van Gogh leaving is the basis for the argument? I find your posts lacking in thought and substance. Try harder.....please.

 

First off, learn to meme. Second, like someone else said I doubt you read the articles, you skimmed it found some things you can take out context to makes your "points".

 

Thirdly and this is something I meant to say in response to an earlier post. Would you do some form of the food stamp challenge?


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Posted 19 September 2013 - 04:40 PM

"The classic welfare state of the second half of the 20th century in these areas in particular brought forth arrangements that are unsustainable in their current form."

 

How much debt must we incur before we come to the same realization?

 

First, I do understand what the TC is saying about "having too much money" to qualify for food stamps, etc. Because like all programs, they have to set some arbitrary cut-off point for people who qualify and people who don't. It's possible that the TC is near poverty and could have a legitimate need for welfare.

 

That being said, if he's in a situation where he feels the need to apply for welfare/food-stamps, odds are he hasn't been paying any taxes outside of sales tax. So while it's a shame he can't get government benefits, he wasn't paying into it either. (Neither have the people who ARE on benefits, but apparently he has savings he can depend on.) If the TC really wants to complain, he should focus on the Christian notion of giving to the poor. As a people we have decided it's better to err on giving to the UNdeserving than NOT giving to the deserving.

 

That being said, IIRC, most of our country's debt came from bailing out Wall Street from the consequences of their actions. So I'd worry less about the poor leeches, and worry more about the rich leeches.



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Posted 22 September 2013 - 01:35 PM

It wouldn't surprise me at all if slidecage wasn't paying income tax, as a matter of fact. I delivered newspapers from 16-24 and during that time I knew of a lot of people who weren't declaring their income. I never went down that road but I specifically remember on days when they would pass out the independent contractor w-2 forms (W-4) I would always see at least a few sitting in the trash bin.

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Posted 22 September 2013 - 02:27 PM

It wouldn't surprise me at all if slidecage wasn't paying income tax, as a matter of fact. I delivered newspapers from 16-24 and during that time I knew of a lot of people who weren't declaring their income. I never went down that road but I specifically remember on days when they would pass out the independent contractor w-2 forms (W-4) I would always see at least a few sitting in the trash bin.

I take slide for his word. I'm pretty sure he said he was paying taxes in previous posts. Doesn't the newspaper have to report to the IRS? My girlfriend's is an independent contractor as her side gig and reports everything.



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Posted 22 September 2013 - 02:36 PM

First off, learn to meme. Second, like someone else said I doubt you read the articles, you skimmed it found some things you can take out context to makes your "points".

 

Thirdly and this is something I meant to say in response to an earlier post. Would you do some form of the food stamp challenge?

I have better uses of my time than "meming". I read the articles in their entirety. They are unable to sustain that level of socialism is my point. Do you have a counter to that fact?

 

Why should I take a food stamp challenge? A single person gets $200 a month for S-U-P-P-L-E-M-E-N-T-A-R-Y food. Work makes up the rest. But $200 buys 3 jars of peanut butter, 3 jars of jelly, 3 loaves of bread, a dozen cans of tuna fish, and a few gallons of milk. If you want to eat something else then GET A JOB AND DON'T HAVE KIDS UNTIL YOU CAN AFFORD THEM.  Hell, I would toss them a 10 lb bag of rice a month and say "think of it as incentive". ;)



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Posted 22 September 2013 - 03:33 PM

I have better uses of my time than "meming". I read the articles in their entirety. They are unable to sustain that level of socialism is my point. Do you have a counter to that fact?

 

Why should I take a food stamp challenge? A single person gets $200 a month for S-U-P-P-L-E-M-E-N-T-A-R-Y food. Work makes up the rest. But $200 buys 3 jars of peanut butter, 3 jars of jelly, 3 loaves of bread, a dozen cans of tuna fish, and a few gallons of milk. If you want to eat something else then GET A JOB AND DON'T HAVE KIDS UNTIL YOU CAN AFFORD THEM.  Hell, I would toss them a 10 lb bag of rice a month and say "think of it as incentive". ;)

 

The "fact" you are asking me to counter is a fact-free opinion piece by a royal ass who never worked a day in his life and presumably didn't study his subject too hard either.

 

You are being asked to take the challenge because you spout a lot of ignorant BS and you could use the education. You are telling people to go out and work when millions of those on food stamps are the elderly or children. Of the working age adults many cannot get a job that pays a living wage, hell some work two jobs but they have other expenses.

 

You mention cheap staples etc. but you have zero idea, you wouildnt last 3 days. 


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Posted 22 September 2013 - 04:19 PM

Of the working age adults many cannot get a job that pays a living wage, hell some work two jobs but they have other expenses.

 

 

yeah expenses like snowmobiles, satellite dishes, $200 sneakers, Entertainment systems, iPhones.... because we can't shame people into going without--that would be inhumane.



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Posted 22 September 2013 - 06:10 PM

I take slide for his word. I'm pretty sure he said he was paying taxes in previous posts. Doesn't the newspaper have to report to the IRS? My girlfriend's is an independent contractor as her side gig and reports everything.

 

You misunderstand what I'm saying. Sure, the employer withholds a portion of your salary for income taxes. But then after filing your tax return, depending on your income level, you might just get refunded everything. So in effect, he would not be paying taxes, or he would not be paying as much as he first thinks.

 

Again, I don't know if he does or does not pay taxes. But if he was at an income level where he thinks he should qualify for food stamps... that's a low, low tax bracket. The kind that doesn't owe taxes.



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Posted 23 September 2013 - 01:24 PM

You misunderstand what I'm saying. Sure, the employer withholds a portion of your salary for income taxes. But then after filing your tax return, depending on your income level, you might just get refunded everything. So in effect, he would not be paying taxes, or he would not be paying as much as he first thinks.

 

Again, I don't know if he does or does not pay taxes. But if he was at an income level where he thinks he should qualify for food stamps... that's a low, low tax bracket. The kind that doesn't owe taxes.

Thanks for the clarification. Maybe slide will respond and give us an idea as to what percentage, if any, he actually contributes to our federal gov't through income tax.



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Posted 23 September 2013 - 01:33 PM

The "fact" you are asking me to counter is a fact-free opinion piece by a royal ass who never worked a day in his life and presumably didn't study his subject too hard either.

 

You are being asked to take the challenge because you spout a lot of ignorant BS and you could use the education. You are telling people to go out and work when millions of those on food stamps are the elderly or children. Of the working age adults many cannot get a job that pays a living wage, hell some work two jobs but they have other expenses.

 

You mention cheap staples etc. but you have zero idea, you wouildnt last 3 days. 

At least we agree that the guy is a "royal ass" like all of our jet setting American career politicians. ;) Cutting just welfare from citizens is not the answer, corporate welfare and cronyism is crushing everyone in debt as well.

 

As far as your challenge, I did the math for my grocery bill last month. Guess what? Less than $200 bucks and I can stand to lose a few pounds. $1.99/ lb chicken breast, canned tuna fish, apples, oranges, peaches, frozen strawberries, milk, oatmeal, and Outback twice. Tell me again how I "wouildnt" last 3 days? :roll:



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Posted 23 September 2013 - 02:49 PM

At least we agree that the guy is a "royal ass" like all of our jet setting American career politicians. ;) Cutting just welfare from citizens is not the answer, corporate welfare and cronyism is crushing everyone in debt as well.

 

As far as your challenge, I did the math for my grocery bill last month. Guess what? Less than $200 bucks and I can stand to lose a few pounds. $1.99/ lb chicken breast, canned tuna fish, apples, oranges, peaches, frozen strawberries, milk, oatmeal, and Outback twice. Tell me again how I "wouildnt" last 3 days? :roll:

That's nice and all, now go find a job that doesn't feed you while you're at "the office" and revisit that question.


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Posted 23 September 2013 - 03:04 PM

That's nice and all, now go find a job that doesn't feed you while you're at "the office" and revisit that question.

Actually, doh, we pay $10.00 a day to eat in the "food syndicate" or bring your own. No taxpayer subsidies for us I'm afraid. Maybe fact check a bit before opening your trap. ;)  I'm on vacation right now, so I actually used this time to figure out my grocery expenditures to be more in line with the "norm".



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Posted 23 September 2013 - 10:49 PM

Average benefit per person is 130 per month. Out back is min. 20 $ each time? I was assuming you were being dishonest or your math matches your reading comprehension. You weren't counting the 10$ per work day I.e. 200 a month right there for breakfast and lunch. Good job.


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I did $60 a month for groceries when I was in college. Not counting beer, which was probably another $60.



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Posted 23 September 2013 - 11:28 PM

Average benefit per person is 130 per month. Out back is min. 20 $ each time? I was assuming you were being dishonest or your math matches your reading comprehension. You weren't counting the 10$ per work day I.e. 200 a month right there for breakfast and lunch. Good job.

..sigh...you and doh love to talk about stuff you have no clue about.

 

1. Outback is 2 entree steaks at 9.99. Tablemates gets us a $5 off bonus plus a free appetizer and dessert each month.

2. I work basically 10 24 hour shifts a month. So 10x10= 100 a month, but I am free to bring my food from home if I want.

3. I help the homeless guys who live under a bridge near our station with their SNAP benefits (among other things) when they need help. They get $200 per card in my state. That's the figure I was using.

4.Here's my breakdown for this month(I'm on vacation with 19 days off so the food syndicate is not really a factor).

2 packages chicken breast at $10 each -20

10 cans tuna at .50 each-5

2 bags of apples-10

10 oranges-10

peaches-10

1 bag frozen strawberries-10

3 gallons skim milk-3.25x3=9.75, 10 (I'll round up to help you out)

big plain oatmeal-6

3 packages turkey lunchmeat-10

1 bag whey protein, for shakes(this lasts about 6 or more months for me)-30

Outback-25x2=50

 

So a grand total of.....$171. That's a ton of food for one person. Take out the Outback, (poor people shouldn't be eating out ;)) and its only $151 with the whey protein only having to be bought twice a year. Go the PB and J route every other day and I could cut this by about a third.

 

PS:Doh, I'll wait for your apology just like I'm still waiting for the one from Myke. Take your time. ;)



#89 dohdough

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Posted 24 September 2013 - 12:49 AM

..sigh...you and doh love to talk about stuff you have no clue about.

 

1. Outback is 2 entree steaks at 9.99. Tablemates gets us a $5 off bonus plus a free appetizer and dessert each month.

2. I work basically 10 24 hour shifts a month. So 10x10= 100 a month, but I am free to bring my food from home if I want.

3. I help the homeless guys who live under a bridge near our station with their SNAP benefits (among other things) when they need help. They get $200 per card in my state. That's the figure I was using.

4.Here's my breakdown for this month(I'm on vacation with 19 days off so the food syndicate is not really a factor).

2 packages chicken breast at $10 each -20

10 cans tuna at .50 each-5

2 bags of apples-10

10 oranges-10

peaches-10

1 bag frozen strawberries-10

3 gallons skim milk-3.25x3=9.75, 10 (I'll round up to help you out)

big plain oatmeal-6

3 packages turkey lunchmeat-10

1 bag whey protein, for shakes(this lasts about 6 or more months for me)-30

Outback-25x2=50

 

So a grand total of.....$171. That's a ton of food for one person. Take out the Outback, (poor people shouldn't be eating out ;)) and its only $151 with the whey protein only having to be bought twice a year. Go the PB and J route every other day and I could cut this by about a third.

 

PS:Doh, I'll wait for your apology just like I'm still waiting for the one from Myke. Take your time. ;)

 

$10 a day for breakfast, lunch, and dinner, which I'm sure is healthier than most people UNDER that budget don't have access to, isn't something that a VAST majority of people has access to that are operating even on THAT budget and I'm sure is still subsidized by the state or that the state still has leverage over the pricing. So my point still stands despite of your inane pedantry.

 

Btw, your "math" doesn't add up when it comes to caloric intake if you "could stand to lose a few pounds." Explain to me how you can get 45,000 calories out of that grocery list. And when you're done with your "I could survive on a $20 per month budget of rice and beans if I wanted to" diatribe like I know you're going to, let's see how long you could sustain it while maintaining a semblance of being healthy both physically and mentally.

 

You'll find your apology in the same place you enjoy mentally masturbating to poverty mind experiments.


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#90 egofed

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Posted 24 September 2013 - 01:01 AM

$10 a day for breakfast, lunch, and dinner, which I'm sure is healthier than most people UNDER that budget don't have access to, isn't something that a VAST majority of people has access to that are operating even on THAT budget and I'm sure is still subsidized by the state or that the state still has leverage over the pricing. So my point still stands despite of your inane pedantry.

 

Btw, your "math" doesn't add up when it comes to caloric intake if you "could stand to lose a few pounds." Explain to me how you can get 45,000 calories out of that grocery list. And when you're done with your "I could survive on a $20 per month budget of rice and beans if I wanted to" diatribe like I know you're going to, let's see how long you could sustain it while maintaining a semblance of being healthy both physically and mentally.

 

You'll find your apology in the same place you enjoy mentally masturbating to poverty mind experiments.

Dude, please quit while you are....wait, you never were ahead. Let me explain in full detail how a fire dept food syndicate works. Every day at line up each firefighter in the syndicate throws in $10 for lunch and dinner. I have 9 people at my station who participate, so $90. We then go to a grocery store and purchase our food which we then cook at the station in between calls. No special pricing involved, no breakfast. We usually shop intelligently and have a little left over money each day, so on Wednesday, the last day in our cycle before our 5 day break, we have a steak and shrimp dinner. It is so funny on the few occasions where ignorant citizens get bent out of shape at the grocery store when  they see us buying steak on what they assume is their taxes.

 

As far as calories, I am trying to get a little leaner, hence the lack of carbs in my diet. A jar of peanut butter contains about 7000 calories, a slice of wheat bread is about 70 calories. Add those to the above diet and start packing on the pounds! ;)  $20 bucks gets you 2 jars Of PB and several loaves of bread. I am aiming for anything less than 2000 calories/ day to create my deficit in order to lose weight. I have been surfing quite a bit and working out so it should be even better.  You are pretty knowledgeable so you might already know about Ketosis. What do you think of this as a dietary practice? Is it dangerous?