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(Take Part)   Thanks to recent Food Stamp changes, significant "food insecurity" issues are now being faced by an entire class of lazy moochers who instead of working just sit around reading books all day, or, as we used to call them, "college students"   (takepart.com) divider line 87
    More: Sad, college kids, food insecurity, reading a book, food stamps, Feeding America, social mobility, mac and cheese, Western Oregon University  
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2014-04-15 02:57:18 PM  
Stop drinking so much beer; then get the 5 meal a week plan at the all you can eat dorm cafeteria and invest in some ziplock bags.
If you can't afford that, you can't afford to go to college.
 
2014-04-15 03:15:34 PM  

serial_crusher: Stop drinking so much beer; then get the 5 meal a week plan at the all you can eat dorm cafeteria and invest in some ziplock bags.


Don't forget that dandelion greens are a good source of vitamins, and make a tasty addition to ramen.
 
2014-04-15 03:57:24 PM  

abb3w: serial_crusher: Stop drinking so much beer; then get the 5 meal a week plan at the all you can eat dorm cafeteria and invest in some ziplock bags.

Don't forget that dandelion greens are a good source of vitamins, and make a tasty addition to ramen.


Copyright 1981 The Washington Post
September 26, 1981: First Section; A1

Budget Director David A. Stockman said yesterday he had ordered the withdrawal of proposed federal rules that would have listed ketchup and pickle relish as vegetables in school lunches....

He said the controversial guidelines, which also would have allowed the substitution of soybean cakes for hamburger and doughnuts for bread, were the result of a "bureaucratic goof."...

Block met with President Reagan late in the afternoon and later said pointedly that he and the president agreed that the guidelines should be reconsidered "due to adverse public reaction."...

James Johnson, an aide to Block, later defended the regulations: "There was a great misunderstanding in the land as to how these regulations are viewed. I think it would be a mistake to say that ketchup per se was classified as a vegetable . . . . Ketchup in combination with other things was classified as a vegetable."

What other things? he was asked. "French fries or hamburgers," he replied.
 
2014-04-15 04:20:27 PM  
They should take the advice of Happy Man Face.

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2014-04-15 04:21:47 PM  

Pants full of macaroni!!: They should take the advice of Happy Man Face.

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/srsly, this ad is on every single page today
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You must have a farked up browser history, hain't seen it even oncet myself
 
2014-04-15 04:23:47 PM  

haemaker: abb3w: serial_crusher: Stop drinking so much beer; then get the 5 meal a week plan at the all you can eat dorm cafeteria and invest in some ziplock bags.

Don't forget that dandelion greens are a good source of vitamins, and make a tasty addition to ramen.

Copyright 1981 The Washington Post
September 26, 1981: First Section; A1

Budget Director David A. Stockman said yesterday he had ordered the withdrawal of proposed federal rules that would have listed ketchup and pickle relish as vegetables in school lunches....

He said the controversial guidelines, which also would have allowed the substitution of soybean cakes for hamburger and doughnuts for bread, were the result of a "bureaucratic goof."...

Block met with President Reagan late in the afternoon and later said pointedly that he and the president agreed that the guidelines should be reconsidered "due to adverse public reaction."...

James Johnson, an aide to Block, later defended the regulations: "There was a great misunderstanding in the land as to how these regulations are viewed. I think it would be a mistake to say that ketchup per se was classified as a vegetable . . . . Ketchup in combination with other things was classified as a vegetable."

What other things? he was asked. "French fries or hamburgers," he replied.


God, I'm actually old enough to remember that, and I still can't believe how stupid it sounded. It was a very early example of Poe's Law.
 
2014-04-15 04:23:47 PM  

serial_crusher: Stop drinking so much beer; then get the 5 meal a week plan at the all you can eat dorm cafeteria and invest in some ziplock bags.
If you can't afford that, you can't afford to go to college.


Outside of stop drinking so much beer, this is how I got through college.
 
2014-04-15 04:23:54 PM  
Poor college kids and your utter lack of cooking skills.  I'd pity you but I'm too busy eating better than you ever will.
 
2014-04-15 04:23:58 PM  

serial_crusher: Stop drinking so much beer; then get the 5 meal a week plan at the all you can eat dorm cafeteria and invest in some ziplock bags.
If you can't afford that, you can't afford to go to college.


At my school, the smallest meal plan available for students living on campus was 15 meals a week. You had to be a commuter or living off campus to be able to get the 5 a week one.
 
2014-04-15 04:28:07 PM  
BTW seriously thrilled to know that the one brief time I actually needed those $300/mo SNAP benefits (Full time law school student 60 Hours+ week commitment with legal clinics and wife suddenly got too sick to work (congenital kidney defect...was bad for a while) -and we had a 5yr old son to support as well)

 I would now be unable to get them , thus would have had to drop out of lawschool after incurring massive student loans and would never have gotten the degree that now allows me to send ~30-40K/year to the Federal government in taxes.  Something something pennywise/pound foolish
 
2014-04-15 04:28:21 PM  
Solution: university subsidized meals for students.

Come on . The farking universities make bank in this county.

They can afford at least one less shameless attempt at whoring to the professional sports industry to accomplish this.
 
2014-04-15 04:29:08 PM  

Pants full of macaroni!!: They should take the advice of Happy Man Face.

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/srsly, this ad is on every single page today
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What's an "ad"?

/adblock FTW
 
2014-04-15 04:30:09 PM  
I worked at the Dinning Commons at UMass Amherst... one of two jobs I had at the time.

It was a crap minimum wage job which had me elbow deep in discarded food and slop for most of the shift and cleaning up after a bunch of asshole rich kids the rest of the time.

There was one great perk, though... That walk-in cooler was my grocery store.
Lived on turkey breast and bagel dogs for two years or so.
 
2014-04-15 04:31:04 PM  
Or you can try dumpster diving behind the Δ Δ Δ  house.
 
2014-04-15 04:31:47 PM  

germ78: Pants full of macaroni!!: They should take the advice of Happy Man Face.

[img.fark.net image 300x250]

/srsly, this ad is on every single page today
//every
//single
//goddamn
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What's an "ad"?

/adblock FTW


It's actually kind of funny to see what angle Drew is trolling you with. You'd think Washington State is a massive socialist affront to personal freedoms if you go by the types of ads.
 
2014-04-15 04:33:24 PM  

serial_crusher: Stop drinking so much beer; then get the 5 meal a week plan at the all you can eat dorm cafeteria and invest in some ziplock bags.
If you can't afford that, you can't afford to go to college.


Your damn right. The poor have no right to education and the increased earning it provides. America was founded on the ideals of a strict caste system.
 
2014-04-15 04:33:52 PM  

serial_crusher: If you can't afford that, you can't afford to go to college.


Awesome.  We should totally restrict higher education to the upper classes.
 
2014-04-15 04:34:00 PM  

Smeggy Smurf: Poor college kids and your utter lack of cooking skills.  I'd pity you but I'm too busy eating better than you ever will.


Show us on the doll where the mean college kids touched you.
 
2014-04-15 04:35:19 PM  

Pants full of macaroni!!: They should take the advice of Happy Man Face.

[img.fark.net image 300x250]

/srsly, this ad is on every single page today
//every
//single
//goddamn
//page


There are people who don't use adblockers?
 
2014-04-15 04:35:56 PM  

serial_crusher: Stop drinking so much beer; then get the 5 meal a week plan at the all you can eat dorm cafeteria and invest in some ziplock bags.
If you can't afford that, you can't afford to go to college.


Also, hurr durr if you're wasting your time on a shiat tier degree like liburul arts, you're durr doing it wrong
derp hurr engineering or bust
 
2014-04-15 04:39:06 PM  

HMS_Blinkin: serial_crusher: If you can't afford that, you can't afford to go to college.

Awesome.  We should totally restrict higher education to the upper classes.


The upper class are the only people able to afford a minimalist meals plan with the school?  My god those must have inflated in the few years I was out.
 
2014-04-15 04:40:23 PM  

Saiga410: HMS_Blinkin: serial_crusher: If you can't afford that, you can't afford to go to college.

Awesome.  We should totally restrict higher education to the upper classes.

The upper class are the only people able to afford a minimalist meals plan with the school?  My god those must have inflated in the few years I was out.


No, eating isn't an issue to the upper classes, period.

Your moment of zen.
 
2014-04-15 04:42:46 PM  

grumpfuff: Smeggy Smurf: Poor college kids and your utter lack of cooking skills.  I'd pity you but I'm too busy eating better than you ever will.

Show us on the doll where the mean college kids touched you.


Right where they ask me if I want fries with that
 
2014-04-15 04:44:34 PM  

whidbey: Solution: university subsidized meals for students.

Come on . The farking universities make bank in this county.

They can afford at least one less shameless attempt at whoring to the professional sports industry to accomplish this.


That the entire NCAA system didn't die of acute shame poisoning when a star play in their Multi-billion dollars a year in revenue tournament very matter-of-factly told reporters that he and other star players often go to bed hungry, in part because of NCAA rules, just proves they have none at all
 
2014-04-15 04:45:18 PM  

whidbey: germ78: Pants full of macaroni!!: They should take the advice of Happy Man Face.

[img.fark.net image 300x250]

/srsly, this ad is on every single page today
//every
//single
//goddamn
//page

What's an "ad"?

/adblock FTW

It's actually kind of funny to see what angle Drew is trolling you with. You'd think Washington State is a massive socialist affront to personal freedoms if you go by the types of ads.


You may be interested to know that the ad system (Google) actually delivers ads based on an algorithm that tries to pick your personal preferences.  We don't manually approve any of them.  And I agree sometimes I wonder based on the ads I get if Google is just trolling me
 
2014-04-15 04:45:52 PM  

whidbey: Saiga410: HMS_Blinkin: serial_crusher: If you can't afford that, you can't afford to go to college.

Awesome.  We should totally restrict higher education to the upper classes.

The upper class are the only people able to afford a minimalist meals plan with the school?  My god those must have inflated in the few years I was out.

No, eating isn't an issue to the upper classes, period.

Your moment of zen.


What is the sound of an urelated comment?
 
2014-04-15 04:46:59 PM  
Who was that masked two- fisted beer swiller?
 
2014-04-15 04:47:37 PM  

Drew: whidbey: germ78: Pants full of macaroni!!: They should take the advice of Happy Man Face.

[img.fark.net image 300x250]

/srsly, this ad is on every single page today
//every
//single
//goddamn
//page

What's an "ad"?

/adblock FTW

It's actually kind of funny to see what angle Drew is trolling you with. You'd think Washington State is a massive socialist affront to personal freedoms if you go by the types of ads.

You may be interested to know that the ad system (Google) actually delivers ads based on an algorithm that tries to pick your personal preferences.  We don't manually approve any of them.  And I agree sometimes I wonder based on the ads I get if Google is just trolling me


You just don't remember that time you (drunkenly) googled "trashed tar heel coeds."
 
2014-04-15 04:50:06 PM  

Saiga410: whidbey: Saiga410: HMS_Blinkin: serial_crusher: If you can't afford that, you can't afford to go to college.

Awesome.  We should totally restrict higher education to the upper classes.

The upper class are the only people able to afford a minimalist meals plan with the school?  My god those must have inflated in the few years I was out.

No, eating isn't an issue to the upper classes, period.

Your moment of zen.

What is the sound of an urelated comment?


It's clearly a bigger issue. One that the upper classes don't have to worry about. Universities are finally going to have to pony up and start emphasizing student needs other than their athletes.
 
2014-04-15 04:51:22 PM  
I don't remember eating being the big issue. Paying for the farking textbooks, yes. Textbook insecurity.
 
2014-04-15 04:51:26 PM  

Smeggy Smurf: grumpfuff: Smeggy Smurf: Poor college kids and your utter lack of cooking skills.  I'd pity you but I'm too busy eating better than you ever will.

Show us on the doll where the mean college kids touched you.

Right where they ask me if I want fries with that


Smeggy Smurf, just randomly sh*tting on the service industry.
 
2014-04-15 04:53:29 PM  

whidbey: Saiga410: whidbey: Saiga410: HMS_Blinkin: serial_crusher: If you can't afford that, you can't afford to go to college.

Awesome.  We should totally restrict higher education to the upper classes.

The upper class are the only people able to afford a minimalist meals plan with the school?  My god those must have inflated in the few years I was out.

No, eating isn't an issue to the upper classes, period.

Your moment of zen.

What is the sound of an urelated comment?

It's clearly a bigger issue. One that the upper classes don't have to worry about. Universities are finally going to have to pony up and start emphasizing student needs other than their athletes.


Similar to the programs offered in tfa or the suggestion to buy out the lowest of the offered caffiteria plans and abuse the living heck out of it.
 
2014-04-15 04:53:33 PM  

Drew: whidbey: germ78: Pants full of macaroni!!: They should take the advice of Happy Man Face.

[img.fark.net image 300x250]

/srsly, this ad is on every single page today
//every
//single
//goddamn
//page

What's an "ad"?

/adblock FTW

It's actually kind of funny to see what angle Drew is trolling you with. You'd think Washington State is a massive socialist affront to personal freedoms if you go by the types of ads.

You may be interested to know that the ad system (Google) actually delivers ads based on an algorithm that tries to pick your personal preferences.  We don't manually approve any of them.  And I agree sometimes I wonder based on the ads I get if Google is just trolling me


That explains those penis reduction ads.
 
2014-04-15 04:55:09 PM  

Smeggy Smurf: grumpfuff: Smeggy Smurf: Poor college kids and your utter lack of cooking skills.  I'd pity you but I'm too busy eating better than you ever will.

Show us on the doll where the mean college kids touched you.

Right where they ask me if I want fries with that


Yes, because college students/grads are only ever fast food workers.
 
2014-04-15 04:56:24 PM  

grumpfuff: Smeggy Smurf: grumpfuff: Smeggy Smurf: Poor college kids and your utter lack of cooking skills.  I'd pity you but I'm too busy eating better than you ever will.

Show us on the doll where the mean college kids touched you.

Right where they ask me if I want fries with that

Yes, because college students/grads are only ever fast food workers.


Oh, and while I'm thinking of it. I'm a bartender. Come into my bar and mock me for my Philosophy degree. Please.
 
2014-04-15 04:56:37 PM  

Saiga410: whidbey: Saiga410: whidbey: Saiga410: HMS_Blinkin: serial_crusher: If you can't afford that, you can't afford to go to college.

Awesome.  We should totally restrict higher education to the upper classes.

The upper class are the only people able to afford a minimalist meals plan with the school?  My god those must have inflated in the few years I was out.

No, eating isn't an issue to the upper classes, period.

Your moment of zen.

What is the sound of an urelated comment?

It's clearly a bigger issue. One that the upper classes don't have to worry about. Universities are finally going to have to pony up and start emphasizing student needs other than their athletes.

Similar to the programs offered in tfa or the suggestion to buy out the lowest of the offered caffiteria plans and abuse the living heck out of it.


They could probably do a lot better than that: Actual cafeterias where you use your student ID to buy meals.

Again, they don't seem to mind dropping down tens of millions of dollars on some non-education related sports facility or program.
 
2014-04-15 05:00:25 PM  

Cletus C.: I don't remember eating being the big issue. Paying for the farking textbooks, yes. Textbook insecurity.


That was my experience as well.
 
2014-04-15 05:02:15 PM  

red5ish: Cletus C.: I don't remember eating being the big issue. Paying for the farking textbooks, yes. Textbook insecurity.

That was my experience as well.


Ever heard of malnutrition? Eating onion rings to feel full? Romulan noodles?
 
2014-04-15 05:05:22 PM  

whidbey: red5ish: Cletus C.: I don't remember eating being the big issue. Paying for the farking textbooks, yes. Textbook insecurity.

That was my experience as well.

Ever heard of malnutrition? Eating onion rings to feel full? Romulan noodles?


So, I did a GIS for that in the hopes of making a funny joke, and the third and fourth pictures are of pot.

I'm confused now.
 
2014-04-15 05:05:40 PM  

grumpfuff: Oh, and while I'm thinking of it. I'm a bartender. Come into my bar and mock me for my Philosophy degree. Please.


wouldn't that be the perfect degree for a bartender to hold?

stand up philosopher?

I'll drink while you talk pretty.
 
2014-04-15 05:06:06 PM  

serial_crusher: Stop drinking so much beer; then get the 5 meal a week plan at the all you can eat dorm cafeteria and invest in some ziplock bags.
If you can't afford that, you can't afford to go to college.


They caught on to that.

My uni in particular cracked down on people bringing bags for take out, to the point you had a book bag check at the door.

//Miss grilled cheese night.
 
2014-04-15 05:08:31 PM  

grumpfuff: grumpfuff: Smeggy Smurf: grumpfuff: Smeggy Smurf: Poor college kids and your utter lack of cooking skills.  I'd pity you but I'm too busy eating better than you ever will.

Show us on the doll where the mean college kids touched you.

Right where they ask me if I want fries with that

Yes, because college students/grads are only ever fast food workers.

Oh, and while I'm thinking of it. I'm a bartender. Come into my bar and mock me for my Philosophy degree. Please.


I would never insult a bartender like that.  Philosophy degrees are damned near mandatory for a good bartender.  But I will always mock ignorant college kids who never took the time to learn the basic life skill of cooking.
 
2014-04-15 05:09:33 PM  

Isitoveryet: grumpfuff: Oh, and while I'm thinking of it. I'm a bartender. Come into my bar and mock me for my Philosophy degree. Please.

wouldn't that be the perfect degree for a bartender to hold?

stand up philosopher?

I'll drink while you talk pretty.


One of my regulars actually pointed that out a few weeks ago, and now some of them throw random questions at me during the night. A new person walked while I was having a conversation about Plato, and I wish I had a camera to take a picture of the look on his face. He's a regular now too.
 
2014-04-15 05:09:57 PM  

grumpfuff: whidbey: red5ish: Cletus C.: I don't remember eating being the big issue. Paying for the farking textbooks, yes. Textbook insecurity.

That was my experience as well.

Ever heard of malnutrition? Eating onion rings to feel full? Romulan noodles?

So, I did a GIS for that in the hopes of making a funny joke, and the third and fourth pictures are of pot.

I'm confused now.


Maybe he is confused and thinking about Klingon gagh.
 
2014-04-15 05:13:28 PM  

grumpfuff: One of my regulars actually pointed that out a few weeks ago, and now some of them throw random questions at me during the night. A new person walked while I was having a conversation about Plato, and I wish I had a camera to take a picture of the look on his face. He's a regular now too.


awesome.
*checks profile* Jersey!? damn distance, time & space.
 
2014-04-15 05:14:07 PM  

serial_crusher: Stop drinking so much beer; then get the 5 meal a week plan at the all you can eat dorm cafeteria and invest in some ziplock bags.
If you can't afford that, you can't afford to go to college.


The community college where I and most of the other poor kids in my area went who were able to manage college; did not have dorms, a cafeteria, or any sort of meal plan; much less afford a meal plan after tuition and books.  But then apparently now paying tuition and books is not good enough to attend college by your standards.

Then there the students taking online courses.  There food stamps were their "cafeteria".

Hence why your "one size fits all" solution does not solve the problem.

I'll bet the cut in food stamps is less than it would cost to set up cafeterias with meal plans in every college that doesn't have one, as well as satellite cafeterias for students who take online courses.
 
2014-04-15 05:14:28 PM  

Smeggy Smurf: grumpfuff: grumpfuff: Smeggy Smurf: grumpfuff: Smeggy Smurf: Poor college kids and your utter lack of cooking skills.  I'd pity you but I'm too busy eating better than you ever will.

Show us on the doll where the mean college kids touched you.

Right where they ask me if I want fries with that

Yes, because college students/grads are only ever fast food workers.

Oh, and while I'm thinking of it. I'm a bartender. Come into my bar and mock me for my Philosophy degree. Please.

I would never insult a bartender like that.  Philosophy degrees are damned near mandatory for a good bartender.  But I will always mock ignorant college kids who never took the time to learn the basic life skill of cooking.


And the connection between not learning how to cook and being a college student working at a fast food place is ...?
 
2014-04-15 05:16:05 PM  

heavymetal: serial_crusher: Stop drinking so much beer; then get the 5 meal a week plan at the all you can eat dorm cafeteria and invest in some ziplock bags.
If you can't afford that, you can't afford to go to college.

The community college where I and most of the other poor kids in my area went who were able to manage college; did not have dorms, a cafeteria, or any sort of meal plan; much less afford a meal plan after tuition and books.  But then apparently now paying tuition and books is not good enough to attend college by your standards.

Then there are the students taking online courses.  There Their food stamps were their "cafeteria".

Hence why your "one size fits all" solution does not solve the problem.

I'll bet the cut in food stamps is less than it would cost to set up cafeterias with meal plans in every college that doesn't have one, as well as satellite cafeterias for students who take online courses.


FTFM
 
2014-04-15 05:24:28 PM  

someonelse: Smeggy Smurf: grumpfuff: grumpfuff: Smeggy Smurf: grumpfuff: Smeggy Smurf: Poor college kids and your utter lack of cooking skills.  I'd pity you but I'm too busy eating better than you ever will.

Show us on the doll where the mean college kids touched you.

Right where they ask me if I want fries with that

Yes, because college students/grads are only ever fast food workers.

Oh, and while I'm thinking of it. I'm a bartender. Come into my bar and mock me for my Philosophy degree. Please.

I would never insult a bartender like that.  Philosophy degrees are damned near mandatory for a good bartender.  But I will always mock ignorant college kids who never took the time to learn the basic life skill of cooking.

And the connection between not learning how to cook and being a college student working at a fast food place is ...?


Lazy and ignorant as a kid translates into lazy and ignorant as an adult in most cases.
 
2014-04-15 05:26:41 PM  

Lost Thought 00: serial_crusher: Stop drinking so much beer; then get the 5 meal a week plan at the all you can eat dorm cafeteria and invest in some ziplock bags.
If you can't afford that, you can't afford to go to college.

Your damn right. The poor have no right to education and the increased earning it provides. America was founded on the ideals of a strict caste system.


I meant that in more of a "that's how it is" sense than a "that's how it should be" sense.  Like it or not, college costs money.

I don't really see college as the necessity that some people think it is though, so considering yourself entitled to it does seem a bit strange to me.  There are definitely some gaps we should fill in high school education (which I do think people should be entitled to), but there should be a line somewhere, and specialized degrees seems like a good enough place to me.  Especially given the number of jobs where 2 years of entry level experience will make you better than a 4 year grad.

It's a problem that students, educators, and HR departments all need to work on, but making a degree cheaper is a step in the wrong direction IMHO.
 
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