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  •  HA! I posted about buying birthday cake (11+ / 0-)

    above, and just saw your comment. See, I know enough folks that are using, or have used, SNAP benefits. I know what they go through. I have had them a long time ago, and just last week, I applied, but am waiting to actually activate it. Why? Because I don't want to go through this shit again. I've been eligible for 5 years. But I'm just now getting to the point where I really can't do without them.

    But still, because of this kind of shit, I just don't want to hit that "submit" button. And I don't usually drink soda. But I know I'll buy something someone doesn't like, and I'm pretty sure I'll get arrested if someone confronts me.

    I'd like to start a new meme: "No means no" is a misnomer. It should be "Only 'Yes' means yes." Just because someone doesn't say "No" doesn't mean they've given consent. If she didn't say "Yes", there is no consent.

    by second gen on Thu Mar 21, 2013 at 08:48:46 PM PDT

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    •  If you need them and you qualify, hit submit. (12+ / 0-)

      And when someone confronts you, tell them it's none of their business what you buy or how you buy it. Ask them if they are trying to steal people's Identity or credit card numbers since they are paying such close attention to what cards people are using. Food stamps aren't  paper any longer. They don't stand out in casual contact. They shouldn't know what card you are using if they are being respectful of your privacy. They want to 'accuse' you of mis spending their taxes, accuse them of being a snoop or a thief. And do it LOUDLY. THey'll shut up and move on pretty quickly.

      "Madness! Total and complete madness! This never would've happened if the humans hadn't started fighting one another!" Londo Mollari

      by FloridaSNMOM on Thu Mar 21, 2013 at 08:52:46 PM PDT

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