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(SeattlePI)   After a three month undercover investigation, cops bust up a property theft ring, a drug ring, and a woman reselling welfare shrimp out of her van   (seattlepi.com) divider line 42
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2014-03-31 08:49:38 AM  
Wait, welfare *SHRIMP*?
 
2014-03-31 09:03:25 AM  
www.chicagogluttons.com
 
2014-03-31 09:11:30 AM  

dittybopper: Wait, welfare *SHRIMP*?


THANKS OBAMA!
 
2014-03-31 09:16:37 AM  
Shrimp can get on Welfare?
 
2014-03-31 09:16:58 AM  
Welfare Shrimp is the name of my Ronny James Dio cover band
 
2014-03-31 09:21:05 AM  
You'll never find a more wretched hive of scum and villany.  But I would like some shrimp and rice, that stuff is yummy.
 
2014-03-31 09:21:06 AM  
 
2014-03-31 09:22:42 AM  
Wow that was a pretty large scale, vertically integrated system.  Around here the gas stations just do the food stamps scam.
 
2014-03-31 09:22:48 AM  

RedfordRenegade: You'll never find a more wretched hive of scum and villany.  But I would like some shrimp and rice, that stuff is yummy.


I like to sprinkle it with some crack.  Really gives it a kick.
 
2014-03-31 09:23:40 AM  
"Drop your shrimp, and come out with your hands up!"
 
2014-03-31 09:24:46 AM  
Suffice it to say, law enforcement thought something didn't smell right about that area.
 
2014-03-31 09:24:48 AM  

Diogenes: RedfordRenegade: You'll never find a more wretched hive of scum and villany.  But I would like some shrimp and rice, that stuff is yummy.

I like to sprinkle it with some crack.  Really gives it a kick.


you know, if I had some SNAP benefit cards,  could get some parmesan and cocain, whip up a pretty mean Buerre Blanc sauce whip it up on that Shrimp and rice.  BAM!
 
2014-03-31 09:24:58 AM  

Police also raided a tent in the woods under Interstate 5 nearby that officers believes was being used by suppliers to store and sell cocaine. The tent was also recently the site of at least one reported shooting.

Detectives also searched the Thanh Tam restaurant there, where they believed drugs were being sold. According to the police statement, officers recovered $17,000 and a 1/2 ounce of cocaine.

Two food stamp fraud rings were also broken up, according to police.



ARRRRGH!
 
2014-03-31 09:28:59 AM  
Sounds like someone has been taking business ideas from movies again.  If it doesn't work in a movie, it will fail in real life as well.

/Sunshine Cleaning
 
2014-03-31 09:29:02 AM  
Well, 1 out of 3 ain't bad... good work on the property theft stuff
 
2014-03-31 09:32:43 AM  
Maybe I missed it but I did not see the mention of "welfare" in the article.
 
2014-03-31 09:36:04 AM  

monoski: Maybe I missed it but I did not see the mention of "welfare" in the article.


Poetic license. "Welfare Shrimp" is a better band name than "Food Stamp Shrimp".
 
2014-03-31 09:36:31 AM  
Detectives seized 804 computers, iPods, and cellular phones from one store they believed had been stolen

They stole an entire store?
 
2014-03-31 09:37:36 AM  
Welfare Shrimp Scampi:

1/2 pound of filthy, disgustingly diseased and salmonelled welfare shrimp

1 stick unsalted butter

1 tablespoon minced garlic

1 box of spaghetti.

Cook pasta according to package instructions, meanwhile melt butter in an oven safe sauté pan.  Add shrimp and garlic once the butter has melted and mix well.  Place pan under broiler until the diseased shrimp turn pink then serve over pasta.  Fin.
 
2014-03-31 09:38:24 AM  
Sh*t, not we have to hear about this from Fox News for another 10 decades.
 
2014-03-31 09:52:06 AM  

vudukungfu: Detectives seized 804 computers, iPods, and cellular phones from one store they believed had been stolen

They stole an entire store?


Well, that sounds like about the stock of any given Best Buy.
 
2014-03-31 10:01:55 AM  

dittybopper: Wait, welfare *SHRIMP*?


Came here to ask this very question.
 
2014-03-31 10:03:47 AM  
Step 1: Find a substance people will always use
Step 2: Ban it
Step 3: $$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$ $$$$$
 
2014-03-31 10:04:16 AM  

RoyHobbs22: Welfare Shrimp Scampi:

1/2 pound of filthy, disgustingly diseased and salmonelled welfare shrimp

1 stick unsalted butter

1 tablespoon minced garlic

1 box of spaghetti.

Cook pasta according to package instructions, meanwhile melt butter in an oven safe sauté pan.  Add shrimp and garlic once the butter has melted and mix well.  Place pan under broiler until the diseased shrimp turn pink then serve over pasta.   Fin.

Spend the next 8 hours in the bathroom lying in the fetal position crying out that your god has deserted you as various fluids periodically jet out of either end of your body.

FTFY
 
2014-03-31 10:32:29 AM  
I'm pretty convinced you shouldn't be able to get shrimp, lobster, steak, soda, or alcohol with food stamps.  If you want to eat the nice stuff, get a farking job.  No cookies, no chips and salsa, no breakfast cereal made out of sugar.  Just basic food.

Food stamps should keep you alive, eating canned foods, beans, rice, peanut butter sandwiches and similar.

They also shouldn't have enough food credit that they can give half of it away on a "you buy food, give me money for half that amount" deal, which is common.
 
2014-03-31 10:40:59 AM  

JuggleGeek: I'm pretty convinced you shouldn't be able to get shrimp, lobster, steak, soda, or alcohol with food stamps.  If you want to eat the nice stuff, get a farking job.  No cookies, no chips and salsa, no breakfast cereal made out of sugar.  Just basic food.

Food stamps should keep you alive, eating canned foods, beans, rice, peanut butter sandwiches and similar.


I'm pretty sure you can't get alcohol with food stamps, but why should people be prohibited from buying those other things?
 
vpb [TotalFark]
2014-03-31 10:44:40 AM  

JuggleGeek: I'm pretty convinced you shouldn't be able to get shrimp, lobster, steak, soda, or alcohol with food stamps.  If you want to eat the nice stuff, get a farking job.  No cookies, no chips and salsa, no breakfast cereal made out of sugar.  Just basic food.

Food stamps should keep you alive, eating canned foods, beans, rice, peanut butter sandwiches and similar.

They also shouldn't have enough food credit that they can give half of it away on a "you buy food, give me money for half that amount" deal, which is common.


Right.  Because SNAP is just that generous.
 
2014-03-31 10:47:45 AM  

Langston: Welfare Shrimp is the name of my Ronny James Dio cover band


Shrimp:  The Lost Chicken of the Sea
 
2014-03-31 10:57:16 AM  
Back in the 50's people actually had to go to Welfare and pick up their boxes of food. All that was in the box was government peanut butter, cheese, powdered milk, and foods that were a basic necessities.
Well, that was too demeaning so they went to food stamps. That's when the fraud began, people would sell them for pennies on the dollar just for the cash for beer and smokes. Well the stigma of ripping coupons out of a book in front of other people in line was too much for some people and insulting.
Along came the credit card type WIC cards so people wouldn't be humiliated after they bought their foodstuffs and drove off in their Lincoln.
Not all recipients are rip offs, and people truly need help and it's the frauds that need to be slammed when caught.
/ maybe if we delivered the food to them.............
 
2014-03-31 11:16:39 AM  

cig-mkr: Back in the 50's people actually had to go to Welfare and pick up their boxes of food. All that was in the box was government peanut butter, cheese, powdered milk, and foods that were a basic necessities.
Well, that was too demeaning so they went to food stamps. That's when the fraud began, people would sell them for pennies on the dollar just for the cash for beer and smokes. Well the stigma of ripping coupons out of a book in front of other people in line was too much for some people and insulting.
Along came the credit card type WIC cards so people wouldn't be humiliated after they bought their foodstuffs and drove off in their Lincoln.
Not all recipients are rip offs, and people truly need help and it's the frauds that need to be slammed when caught.
/ maybe if we delivered the food to them.............


WIC still exists as coupons. Each coupon is redeemable for a specific list of items. The items actually are pretty much staples like milk, beans, cheese, vegetables etc.

SNAP is the electronic benefits card. Alcohol cannot be purchased with it, but pretty much all other foods can be.

These are not the same program.
 
2014-03-31 11:29:17 AM  

cig-mkr: Back in the 50's people actually had to go to Welfare and pick up their boxes of food. All that was in the box was government peanut butter, cheese, powdered milk, and foods that were a basic necessities.
Well, that was too demeaning so they went to food stamps. That's when the fraud began, people would sell them for pennies on the dollar just for the cash for beer and smokes. Well the stigma of ripping coupons out of a book in front of other people in line was too much for some people and insulting.
Along came the credit card type WIC cards so people wouldn't be humiliated after they bought their foodstuffs and drove off in their Lincoln.
Not all recipients are rip offs, and people truly need help and it's the frauds that need to be slammed when caught.
/ maybe if we delivered the food to them.............


what a sweet kid, he thinks food stamps and debit cards were to give poor people dignity and not to funnel money to corporations who lobbied to allow customers to purchase high profit margin food products with taxpayer money and banks who make money off every transaction with the cards.
 
2014-03-31 11:29:36 AM  

cig-mkr: Back in the 50's people actually had to go to Welfare and pick up their boxes of food. All that was in the box was government peanut butter, cheese, powdered milk, and foods that were a basic necessities.
Well, that was too demeaning so they went to food stamps. That's when the fraud began, people would sell them for pennies on the dollar just for the cash for beer and smokes. Well the stigma of ripping coupons out of a book in front of other people in line was too much for some people and insulting.
Along came the credit card type WIC cards so people wouldn't be humiliated after they bought their foodstuffs and drove off in their Lincoln.
Not all recipients are rip offs, and people truly need help and it's the frauds that need to be slammed when caught.
/ maybe if we delivered the food to them.............


People would still be able to sell the foodstuffs. Not that it'd be a good idea, but addictive drugs tend to impair one's fiscal judgement.

There was a story not long ago about depressed areas of Appalachia where soda cans (in packs) function as a sort of alternative currency (since they can be bought with food stamps).
 
2014-03-31 12:17:45 PM  

vpb: JuggleGeek: I'm pretty convinced you shouldn't be able to get shrimp, lobster, steak, soda, or alcohol with food stamps.  If you want to eat the nice stuff, get a farking job.  No cookies, no chips and salsa, no breakfast cereal made out of sugar.  Just basic food.

Food stamps should keep you alive, eating canned foods, beans, rice, peanut butter sandwiches and similar.

They also shouldn't have enough food credit that they can give half of it away on a "you buy food, give me money for half that amount" deal, which is common.

Right.  Because SNAP is just that generous.


It varies from state to state, but the average monthly benefit is over $100 per person (citation). In my state it is $128.82 per person, which for a family of four comes to $515.28 per month. That's hardly extravagant, but you can eat pretty well on that, especially if you are careful.
 
2014-03-31 12:37:49 PM  

JuggleGeek: I'm pretty convinced you shouldn't be able to get shrimp, lobster, steak, soda, or alcohol with food stamps.  If you want to eat the nice stuff, get a farking job.  No cookies, no chips and salsa, no breakfast cereal made out of sugar.  Just basic food.

Food stamps should keep you alive, eating canned foods, beans, rice, peanut butter sandwiches and similar.

They also shouldn't have enough food credit that they can give half of it away on a "you buy food, give me money for half that amount" deal, which is common.


not sure if trolling but.....

poor people will still be poor and even if they completed ended welfare today we wouldnt see anything extra in our paychecks.  that tax money is gone.  let them eat cake.

when I was broke enough to qualify for food stamps (the 3 months of maternity leave when I had zero income) it was at least fun to be able to experiment with food that was good & I otherwise I wouldnt have been able to afford. I had always worked before and after and paid taxes too.  if I wanted skrimps, I was gonna have me some skrimps

just kidding about the skrumps, I have a seafood allergy.  the rest is true tho.
 
2014-03-31 12:38:12 PM  

manbart: cig-mkr: Back in the 50's people actually had to go to Welfare and pick up their boxes of food. All that was in the box was government peanut butter, cheese, powdered milk, and foods that were a basic necessities.
Well, that was too demeaning so they went to food stamps. That's when the fraud began, people would sell them for pennies on the dollar just for the cash for beer and smokes. Well the stigma of ripping coupons out of a book in front of other people in line was too much for some people and insulting.
Along came the credit card type WIC cards so people wouldn't be humiliated after they bought their foodstuffs and drove off in their Lincoln.
Not all recipients are rip offs, and people truly need help and it's the frauds that need to be slammed when caught.
/ maybe if we delivered the food to them.............

WIC still exists as coupons. Each coupon is redeemable for a specific list of items. The items actually are pretty much staples like milk, beans, cheese, vegetables etc.

SNAP is the electronic benefits card. Alcohol cannot be purchased with it, but pretty much all other foods can be.

These are not the same program.


Thank you, I have been enlightened.
 
2014-03-31 12:38:26 PM  

cig-mkr: maybe if we delivered the food to them.............



That is how the food shelf I work at works.
You put in for how many meals. We cook and deliver and I mean to some scary rural places.
I make sure there are microwave popcorns for kids for movie night.
Little extras can make or break memories.
Having a snack when you can't afford it can make your weekend.
 
2014-03-31 01:16:42 PM  
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2014-03-31 01:28:02 PM  

Headso: cig-mkr: Back in the 50's people actually had to go to Welfare and pick up their boxes of food. All that was in the box was government peanut butter, cheese, powdered milk, and foods that were a basic necessities.
Well, that was too demeaning so they went to food stamps. That's when the fraud began, people would sell them for pennies on the dollar just for the cash for beer and smokes. Well the stigma of ripping coupons out of a book in front of other people in line was too much for some people and insulting.
Along came the credit card type WIC cards so people wouldn't be humiliated after they bought their foodstuffs and drove off in their Lincoln.
Not all recipients are rip offs, and people truly need help and it's the frauds that need to be slammed when caught.
/ maybe if we delivered the food to them.............

what a sweet kid, he thinks food stamps and debit cards were to give poor people dignity and not to funnel money to corporations who lobbied to allow customers to purchase high profit margin food products with taxpayer money and

banks who make money off every transaction with the cards.

If you are unemployed in North Carolina you get a debit type card, and yes the bank gets a cut of the action for every transaction too.
 
2014-03-31 01:40:18 PM  

vudukungfu: cig-mkr: maybe if we delivered the food to them.............


That is how the food shelf I work at works.
You put in for how many meals. We cook and deliver and I mean to some scary rural places.
I make sure there are microwave popcorns for kids for movie night.
Little extras can make or break memories.
Having a snack when you can't afford it can make your weekend.


Kudos to you, very admirable of you to donate your time and money to help others. I'm sure it is most appreciated.  Thank you.
 
2014-03-31 03:32:12 PM  

stevetherobot: I'm pretty sure you can't get alcohol with food stamps, but why should people be prohibited from buying those other things?


Because things like shrimp and lobster aren't necessary for survival, and the purpose of food stamps should not be to make sure that people who don't want to work can live the good life.

Noobian Noob: when I was broke enough to qualify for food stamps (the 3 months of maternity leave when I had zero income) it was at least fun to be able to experiment with food that was good & I otherwise I wouldnt have been able to afford


Exactly my point.  You were not working, so you were eating fancy stuff you couldn't normally afford, and taxpayers were paying for it.

Get a real job, and use your own money to buy them, and I'm fine with that.  My GF made seafood gumbo yesterday.  I cooked steak the weekend before.  But we're paying our own bills, not expecting other people to pay for us.  You're calling me a troll because I think people should work for a living instead of eating shrimp and lobster on taxpayer money.  Fark you.
 
2014-03-31 04:41:37 PM  

cig-mkr: Thank you.


I'm a retired chef/ and baker. So when I heard our local food shelf needed volunteers, I was like, Hmm. That sounds like what I've trained for all my life. We even do fresh homemade pizzas, If you can't afford to eat you can't afford take out. So we make take out. Chinese, Italian, burgers, the whole take out experience. Wtf, how hard is it to cook a nice slow "fast food" using all natural ingredients?
 
2014-04-01 10:59:16 AM  

JuggleGeek: stevetherobot: I'm pretty sure you can't get alcohol with food stamps, but why should people be prohibited from buying those other things?

Because things like shrimp and lobster aren't necessary for survival, and the purpose of food stamps should not be to make sure that people who don't want to work can live the good life.

Noobian Noob: when I was broke enough to qualify for food stamps (the 3 months of maternity leave when I had zero income) it was at least fun to be able to experiment with food that was good & I otherwise I wouldnt have been able to afford

Exactly my point.  You were not working, so you were eating fancy stuff you couldn't normally afford, and taxpayers were paying for it.

Get a real job, and use your own money to buy them, and I'm fine with that.  My GF made seafood gumbo yesterday.  I cooked steak the weekend before.  But we're paying our own bills, not expecting other people to pay for us.  You're calling me a troll because I think people should work for a living instead of eating shrimp and lobster on taxpayer money.  let's make out.


 you seem to be eating so well, yet you're so upset.  first world problems.

and it was only 3 months assmunch, send me an invoice if it will make you feel better.  Laughter OL!
 
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