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Five Food-Stamp Myths

kjohns2001 Wrote: Dec 08, 2013 11:17 PM
I get foodstamps. I am totally disabled, and my foodstamps mean the difference between eating and not eating much of the time. Do I object to Republicans making common sense cuts to the foodstamp program? No, with certain reservations. I will NEVER forget the time I applied for foodstamps and was told by the case worker (privately) that if I were black or an illegal alien he would be able to give me the max amount, but as I was a white middle aged male I did not meet the requirements to gt foodstamps. I was drawing less social security disability payment then than I do now! A huge part of my diet then consisted of ramen noodle soup, and nothing else. I still subsist largely on peanut butter sandwiches for most of the month, but I blame this on foodstamp dollars being wasted on illegal aliens, who never paid int the system, and people who receive foodstamps based on race, not economic need. If the illegal aliens alone were removed form the foodstamp rolls, the resulting savings would enable those most in need to get more foodstamps without ANY need to increase funding to the program or changing anything other than tying increased amounts of foodstamps directly to economic need. As far as the rules on foodstamp use, I agree that tobacco, alcohol and SOME non-food items should be barred from purchase. But things like vitamins, and hot food items should be allowed. It makes no sense that I can buy a cold, day old broasted chicken with foodstamps, but not a freshly cooked hot one! Things like this only serve to increase the gulf between 'normal' working people and those on foodstamps. I did not ask to become disabled, and I paid into the system for my entire working life, but now that I need help, I have to struggle against race, immigrant status, and other barriers before I can receive foodstamps at all. This is the reality of the foodstamp situation in America, and it is a situation that almost every politician, journalist and narrow minded person wants to turn a blind eye to. I only hope that whatever decisions are finally made, do not hurt those worse off than myself to the point that it endangers their very survival, because yes, there are people in America who starve to death, it's just than no one wants to talk about them, or why they died.
Call us 'weird'? They call us 'crackers', or 'woods' [short for peckerwoods] or polar bears. I'm sure some even resort to the old title of honkeys. Mostly they call us prey, people to be hunted down and injured or killed to satisfy their need for money or property, like cell phones, that TV and movies show them they have a right to possess without having to work for them like the poor victims of their violence did. Until these black thugs, and the white thugs that also exist, albeit in smaller numbers, give up on the sense of entitlement that they deserve what others work hard for, we will continue to suffer from the outrages that occur daily on our streets and homes. If TV, movies and the leaders of our nation would admit the existence of, and address the problems these thugs bring to society, then possibly there could be some hope of fixing the problem. Unfortunately they refuse to admit there is a problem, and so those who are unable to protect themselves continue to be victimized by these thugs.
I wish someone would write further on this incident, letting us readers know if any of the thugs showed up later at hospitals with wounds and then were arrested. I've seen the incident covered on several news sites, but not one word of followup.
While I can agree, to a point, with how you handled your wife and daughter wanting to learn to shoot, telling them to consider everyone they meet as someone they might have to kill is too much. And reinforcing that by asking them over and over if they have thought about killing a person is probably not helping. I have asked people to think on whether or not they could take a life IN DEFENSE OF THEIR OWN when asked for advice or training, but I limit it to criminals only. And I would never dream of asking ANYONE if they had thought of killing someone, not even a criminal, after that first time, to me that smacks of mental abuse. I wonder how you would feel if you were required to go through this yourself?
For every incident the anti-gun zealots spout, the pro-gun advocates can spout millions. No kidding. Two million plus are the estimated number of times every year that people defend their lives by way of a firearm. The numbers alone show how wrong the anti-gun zealots are in their anti-gun stance.
A few rather simple, but valid, observations. One, there are far more Christians than Atheists. Two, If the law requires equal opportunity to join, why don't Christians simply flood the Atheist organizations with Christian members? Since they would be in the majority they could simply out vote the Atheist members when they propose doing anything anti-religious. Three, if Atheists want to force their way into religious groups shouldn't we welcome them? After all, Christians could make it their goal to convert the Atheists. I'm sure that having every individual Christian, in a Church or organization, take turns preaching the Gospel to them, without letup, will encourage them to stay and might even convert some or all of them.
This is outrageous. When will we the people take back our government and insist it follow the simple 'of the people by the people for the people' ideal of what our government is supposed to be? The first step will be to vote the current administration, and the Democratic Congressmen and Senators that support it, out of office! Only then can we work towards taking back some of our land that should never have been taken away in the first place.
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Twenty Years for Standing Her Ground

kjohns2001 Wrote: May 05, 2012 5:44 AM
If we no longer have the right to defend ourselves, even when at risk of grave bodily harm or even death, how can we claim to be free? We can't. We are no longer free, but slaves to every criminal that attacks us, and every government employee that places the rights of criminals over the rights of law abiding citizens forced to defend themselves. Our government is supposed to protect the law abiding from criminals, but the liberals who have infiltrated our government have decided that criminals are a protected class with more rights than the law abiding citizens they are sworn to protect and defend. When will America wake up and take back our freedom and our government? The coming election is the last chance we have to save our nation.
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