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(Democrat & Chronicle)   Wal-Mart sees run on video games and electronics the same day "back to school" welfare program starts. Coincidence?   (democratandchronicle.com) divider line 646
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2009-08-14 09:14:27 AM  
Madden came out!
 
2009-08-14 09:19:18 AM  
Kind of like VISA cards for Katrina evacuees. It was a good year for Louis Vuitton.
 
2009-08-14 09:19:55 AM  
The county reports that employees at the Wal-Mart store on Hudson Avenue called the Department of Human Services to say they thought welfare fraud was going on because there was a run on high-end electronics.

I guess $200 is "high-end" for electronics at a WalMart
 
2009-08-14 09:24:07 AM  
Is a $100 graphic calculator "high-end?"
 
2009-08-14 09:28:23 AM  
well, since Madden just came out, yeah, it probably is a coincidence.
 
2009-08-14 09:46:41 AM  
Has anyone noted that Madden came out?
 
2009-08-14 09:50:39 AM  
SilentStrider: well, since Madden just came out, yeah, it probably is a coincidence.

Did you read the article?
 
2009-08-14 09:55:37 AM  
Madden came out? I had no idea he was gay.
 
2009-08-14 10:12:35 AM  
DslainteC: Madden came out? I had no idea he was gay.

THIS!

Plus if you think about it, a welfare recipient that has 6 kids could have a field day at walmart.
 
2009-08-14 10:16:45 AM  
Dancin_In_Anson: Kind of like VISA cards for Katrina evacuees. It was a good year for Louis Vuitton.

those god damn poor people and their welfare abuse! obviously if one person does it, they're all bastards and deserve the stereotype. when are we just going to let those poor pieces of shiat just die already, amirite?
 
2009-08-14 10:17:48 AM  
jehovahs witness protection: if you think about it, a welfare recipient that has 6 kids could have a field day at walmart.

Otherwise known as 'the first day of every month.'
 
2009-08-14 10:21:47 AM  
WaltzingMathilda: those god damn poor people and their welfare abuse! obviously if one person does it, they're all bastards and deserve the stereotype. when are we just going to let those poor pieces of shiat just die already, amirite?

You betcha.
 
2009-08-14 10:31:56 AM  
the_rev: jehovahs witness protection: if you think about it, a welfare recipient that has 6 kids could have a field day at walmart.

Otherwise known as 'the first day of every month.'


This is why your post show up in green.
 
2009-08-14 10:43:30 AM  
HulkHands: Madden came out!

THIS
 
2009-08-14 10:44:05 AM  
WaltzingMathilda: those god damn poor people and their welfare abuse! obviously if one person does it, they're all bastards and deserve the stereotype.

Kinda like asshole cops who abuse their power, right?
 
2009-08-14 10:45:56 AM  
KaponoFor3: WaltzingMathilda: those god damn poor people and their welfare abuse! obviously if one person does it, they're all bastards and deserve the stereotype.

Kinda like asshole cops who abuse their power, right?


i guess so. i'm not really a cop bashing thread kind of guy. but i do wish they'd make a rule that, without exception, if you use your taser at any time when not specifically used as an alternative to lethal force, you'll be immediately fired and lose any pension.
 
2009-08-14 10:50:57 AM  
WaltzingMathilda: i guess so. i'm not really a cop bashing thread kind of guy

I wasn't trying to assert that you were, apologies if it came across that way. I was just pointing out that your line of thinking is the correct one and should be applied across all stereotypes, even ones that probably aren't super popular.
 
2009-08-14 11:21:31 AM  
People who live off free money abusing a program that allows them access to more free money? I don't believe it.

/Didn't Madden finally admit he was queer?
 
2009-08-14 11:23:53 AM  
"Billy-Joe! Put down that Tonka toy, you idjit, and fetch your momma a carton a' smokes!"
 
2009-08-14 11:25:18 AM  
Not at all...stupid people do stupid things with free money.
 
2009-08-14 11:25:24 AM  
Dancin_In_Anson: Kind of like VISA cards for Katrina evacuees. It was a good year for Louis Vuitton.

I got a rock.
www.morningguyed.com
 
2009-08-14 11:26:17 AM  
Why the hell didn't the schools just get the money and buy the stuff for the kids? Could have gotten bulk rates and no questions would have to be asked about abuse. Obviously the politicians wanted the boost of telling people they got them money.
 
2009-08-14 11:26:36 AM  
I'm stunned.
 
2009-08-14 11:26:47 AM  
MooseBayou: Dancin_In_Anson: Kind of like VISA cards for Katrina evacuees. It was a good year for Louis Vuitton.

I got a rock.


that costume always made me laugh...in that same inappropriate way that people laugh at things they shouldn't.
 
2009-08-14 11:26:51 AM  
HulkHands: Is a $100 graphic calculator "high-end?"

Yes. An abacus can accomplish 95% of the necessary tasks for on a fraction of the cost. The extra functionality is a luxury society can ill afford.
 
2009-08-14 11:27:12 AM  
NightOwl2255: People who live off free money abusing a program that allows them access to more free money? I don't believe it.

/Didn't Madden finally admit he was queer?


Yeah, those farking corporate bailout criminals....

/wat
 
2009-08-14 11:27:24 AM  
pd771: Why the hell didn't the schools just get the money and buy the stuff for the kids? Could have gotten bulk rates and no questions would have to be asked about abuse. Obviously the politicians wanted the boost of telling people they got them money.

this.
 
2009-08-14 11:27:46 AM  
HulkHands: Is a $100 graphic calculator "high-end?"

math.uncc.edu
In my day, yes.
 
2009-08-14 11:28:04 AM  
Does anyone know if Maddden came out yet?
 
2009-08-14 11:28:05 AM  
Not this shiat again.

/Yesterday's thread almost gave me a stroke.
 
2009-08-14 11:28:07 AM  
Lost Thought 00: HulkHands: Is a $100 graphic calculator "high-end?"

Yes. An abacus can accomplish 95% of the necessary tasks for on a fraction of the cost. The extra functionality is a luxury society can ill afford.


I think it's sad most math books tell kids just to use the calculator rather than learn how to graph. It's not like 6th graders are doing complicated graphing. There's this whole mindset you don't need to know the basics.
 
2009-08-14 11:29:07 AM  
stuhayes2010: HulkHands: Is a $100 graphic calculator "high-end?"


In my day, yes.


I love playing Mario and Drug Wars on mine. Oh, and doing schoolwork...
 
2009-08-14 11:29:14 AM  
40yoVirgin: I guess $200 is "high-end" for electronics at a WalMart

Isn't it $200 per kid? If so, then you could easily rack up over a grand with enough chillins.
 
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2009-08-14 11:29:21 AM  
As a New York tax payer, I would like to say fark You Patterson.
 
2009-08-14 11:29:56 AM  
DslainteC: Madden came out? I had no idea he was gay.


I heard that he was forced out of Sunday Night Football after making a pass at Al Michaels.

*BARF*
 
2009-08-14 11:30:59 AM  
What's clear is that the actual amount of fraud will never be documented because state officials said there is no way for them to see how families are spending the $200-per-child benefit.


But of course
 
2009-08-14 11:31:58 AM  
This is why welfare should be a reimbursement program. Buy what you need, send in a receipt. Get money back for qualified items.

Everyone is happy.
 
2009-08-14 11:32:19 AM  
In yesterday's OUTRAGE thread (We need an OUTRAGE tag, Drew), I pointed out liquor sales will spike overnight.
 
2009-08-14 11:32:26 AM  
Giving money to the poor is like casting pearls before swine.
 
2009-08-14 11:33:23 AM  
pd771: Why the hell didn't the schools just get the money and buy the stuff for the kids? Could have gotten bulk rates and no questions would have to be asked about abuse.

Then the headline would read "School board officials go on 'fact-finding trip' to Tahiti the same day "back to school" program starts. Coincidence?"
 
2009-08-14 11:33:25 AM  
HulkHands: Is a $100 graphic calculator "high-end?"

If your income is such that you need my money for school supplies wouldn't it be prudent to spend it on necessities and not a graphing calculator? Graphing can generally still be done by hand.
 
2009-08-14 11:33:41 AM  
stuhayes2010: HulkHands: Is a $100 graphic calculator "high-end?"


In my day, yes.


TI-85 FTW!
 
2009-08-14 11:33:43 AM  
DslainteC: Madden came out? I had no idea he was gay.

You've never heard him gush about Brett Fav-re?
 
2009-08-14 11:35:35 AM  
oneodd1: HulkHands: Is a $100 graphic calculator "high-end?"

If your income is such that you need my money for school supplies wouldn't it be prudent to spend it on necessities and not a graphing calculator? Graphing can generally still be done by hand.


Guess I should have refreshed and not repeated the last half dozen posts. It was a luxury for me in middle-school as well.
 
2009-08-14 11:35:46 AM  
oneodd1: If your income is such that you need my money for school supplies wouldn't it be prudent to spend it on necessities and not a graphing calculator? Graphing can generally still be done by hand.

These days kids are only taught to do graphing with calculators. My mother is a sub and I had to show her how to use one (she had never had one in school). All the book's instructions for graphing were "use your calculator". This was for 6th graders.
 
2009-08-14 11:36:26 AM  
tricycleracer: stuhayes2010: HulkHands: Is a $100 graphic calculator "high-end?"


In my day, yes.

TI-85 FTW!


Not as good as my TI-89 baby!
 
2009-08-14 11:36:26 AM  
oneodd1: HulkHands: Is a $100 graphic calculator "high-end?"

If your income is such that you need my money for school supplies wouldn't it be prudent to spend it on necessities and not a graphing calculator? Graphing can generally still be done by hand.


The article yesterday cited graphing calculators as an example of required but expensive school supplies.
 
2009-08-14 11:36:34 AM  
I assume that there is also now a shortage of Newports in New York as well.
 
2009-08-14 11:36:39 AM  
Now, if only they could put Madden onto the TI-85...

/mine had DOOM and Breakout.

//and that Sierpinsky fractal program from the manual.
 
2009-08-14 11:37:19 AM  
Lost Thought 00: HulkHands: Is a $100 graphic calculator "high-end?"

Yes. An abacus can accomplish 95% of the necessary tasks for on a fraction of the cost. The extra functionality is a luxury society can ill afford.


Because so many of these kids are going to be taking calculus, right?

Sad, but true. Why not give out vouchers for school supplies?
 
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