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Thursday, December 12, 2013

When this happens on a large scale, hang on to your hat.

 
I don't actually have anything against people using food stamps when they are down on their luck. I think today it would be a mistake to be too high and mighty about that, because anyone can end up in the street with just a little bit of bad luck. One fellow I know, who has a job and a home, recently commented that his worst fear these days is to wind up homeless and starving. I know there are people who use food stamps and don't try to work. I also know that there are a lot of people who do try to work, but still need them. I think a lot more people are going to be in that boat now that jobs are going from full time to part time on a grand scale. But what happens when millions of people who get food stamps, suddenly don't? Regardless of the right or wrong of it, or the individuals motivation, I don't think everyone will sit home and quietly starve.

These people don't sound like followers of Gandhi to me.

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  1. We are going to find out very soon I think.

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    1. I think the government will pay this kind of benefit even if they have to seize the bank accounts of private individuals. There's no way they could survive mass riots across the country, and the people who comprise "the government" have one imperative. Hang on to their perks and power.
      Even the Roman Emperors were scared of the mob and made sure the grain shipments from Egypt got to Rome, regardless of whatever else fell by the wayside. However, if it were to happen that food stamps weren't paid, you'd be able to read a newspaper at night 20 miles away by the light of the burning cities.

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    2. Sure they will try but Rome had a choice pay for defense or ship in more grain. When this comes apart the US has already spent and used up all the paper wealth this country has. The only way they are going to keep the food coming in to the cities is to seize it somewhere else. The minute the Government attempts to seize assets the price of those assets is going to collapse as well. Basically it will be viewed the same as a default.

      That is why I am so worried about property rights and making sure as many people as possible consider them sacred no matter what may come.

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    3. Pioneer Preppy,

      Yeah' Im big on property rights to. In fact, my great, great grandfather fought in the 42nd Infantry of the Georgia Volunteers (CSA) for property rights and states rights.
      My great grandfather was a young cowboy in Lincoln County, in the territory of New Mexico and met William Bonny (AKA, Billy the Kid) at a stream watering their horses before the Lincoln County war. My grandfather met state officials at his gate with a shotgun when they delivered a court order to shut down one of his wells during the New Mexico Water Wars in the 1950's. The state officials left peacefully and the Sheriff showed up and had a talk with my grandfather and he shut the well off (nowadays, DHS, ATF, FBI, EPA, and God knows who else would show in an MRAP with a Predator Drone for Air Support.

      Myself, I teach people how to use AR-15's for free. I tell them about the Constitution etc. If they are not ready for AR-15's, we stick with Ruger 10/22's.

      I plant the seed of Liberty in the minds of many. I also talk about self-reliance, having extra food etc. So someone does not stand in line waiting on benefits and can provide for themselves.

      That will be my contribution.



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    4. Anon you are right. That's what I attempt to do on my Blog and also try and get people thinking about taking care of themselves for when the time comes. The more that can get it through their head it is wrong to take from other the better. They will soon have to make a choice either rely on government theft from others or take care of themselves.

      Sadly I think too many believe that what is owed to them is justified no matter where it originates from or how it is gotten.

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    5. PioneerPreppy,

      (captaincrunch)

      That was my comment above, the one mentioning my great, great grandfather etc. (forgot to leave my handle)

      I gotta check out your blog your blog too.

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  2. Harry,

    (captaincrunch)


    I'm glad I have more than a bag of Peanut M&M's and a bottle of Aspirin in the house.
    I also have a Mosin Nagant to protect my Peanut M&M's and Aspirin.

    I know lots of fisherman where I work and I could get Pompano' Redfish, shark of all types easy. (3 to 4 foot shark is the best) We have lots of stray cats and possums where I live and I have a Ruger 10/22 for cat burgers and sweet potato possum pie.

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    1. Cat burgers do not sound very appetizing off hand, hope it doesn't come to that. Sounds like you are ok on M&M's though.

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  3. I just love hearing them say, "what y'all gonna do something ", my question is "when y'all gonna get a job "? I agree with you for people who are working and trying their hardest to make it, but this demographic of voters have brought this upon themselves and they will be hardest hit during a SHTF situation and will experience the most losses. It's a shame that the liberal agenda has set them up for failure and they are too dumb to see it. Birth control could help, if people would use it, just saying.

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    1. I concur. In fact, selfishly, I worry more about the damage they may do than I do about the fact that they wind up going without. I can't change how the world works, or how it is, so I tend to analyze issues in terms of their impact on me and mine.

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  4. Another angle on this situation;
    Earlier this year I asked several of my local grocery store mgrs what % of their receipts were food stamps. Every one said well over 50 of gross income was fs.
    Imagine what would happen if that faucet got turned off, how many stores would close? How fast?
    Fed.gov will not turn off fs, they will just keep printing more $.

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    1. I know even the little gas stations here have sings that say "we take WIC and EBT (or something like that.) I was embarrassed not long ago because I thought maybe this EBT was a discount so I asked the girl at the counter what it was and if I qualified for it.

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    2. A gas station near me has instructions on the door; paraphrasing, We can sell u an ebt pizza, uncooked. After your purchase we will be happy to cook it for free.
      Recently I embarrasses myself. I was @ WM and had more month than money. I had calculated exactly how much groceries I could buy, not much. The woman in front of me had a HUGE cart full, maybe $300 worth. As she left I made a remark and the girl behind the counter looked ashamed and told me she got them too. I felt very grinchy then.
      My oldest + gf +baby are on them. They stay in the bed till 1 or so every day. Get fired from every job @ 8 weeks or less. Berate any of else that offer constructive criticism. I had got my son into an assoc degree school here, no charge to him. Several times I got off 3rd shift, drove an hour home, got him & drove an hour to school, then back home to bed. I slept in the back seat 2-3 times when he was trying to get paperwork, etc done.
      He didn't even go to the classes. Too many absences, they failed him. He's worthless. A leech.

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    3. Maybe he will get his act together when he is more mature. People do see the light. It was good of you to bust your hump trying to help him.

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  5. Video's like that tick me off, like you say some are truly needy however I bet those interviewed are too lazy to work or think they are owed a living by the government and don't think they should have to work.

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    1. Duke. When I think of the people I know who have food stamps, they are good people. I don't think of the angry 3rd generation recipients in the city, but clearly I should.

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  6. I have no problem helping those that truly deserve it, but I do have a problem with giving to those that just think that it is owed to them.
    I, too have felt the effects of the "Recession" going from owning my own company, employing not a lot, but 3 individuals to an income 10% of what I was earning. However, I will survive and without the help of the government, unlike these individuals I never have expected others to take care of me.

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    1. I noticed that the woman at the beginning of the story was ranting about her six kids. It occurred to me that she was responsible for some of her plight regardless of the rest of her situation. I understand your vehemence about this. I know some people here in my county who get foodstamps and some help with their heating bill. They are all elderly and without family. They lead very frugal lives. I don't begrudge them the little bit of help they get. They worked and paid taxes all their lives. It is more difficult to understand the professional victims in that video. It is also intensely annoying to hear them being so brazen about it.

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