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"About 34 percent of food-stamp recipients are white, while 22 percent are African Americans and 16 percent Hispanic, with the rest being Asian, Native American or those who chose not to identify their race, according to the U.S. Department of Agriculture. About half are younger than 18, and 8 percent are older than 60. Some 41 percent of all recipients live in households where family members are employed.In a poll released yesterday by the Washington-based anti- hunger organization Food Research and Action Center, most Americans opposed cutting food stamps, with 92 percent of Democrats, 63 percent of Republicans and 74 percent of Independents saying cuts to the program are the wrong way to reduce spending.Congress in November approved a spending bill that projects $80.4 billion in food-stamp funds for more than 47 million people this year."
1. You have to be a U.S. citizen to get SNAP or Food Stamps."You have to be an "eligible" immigrant to receive food stamps. In addition, illegal immigrants cannot receive benefits, but their children may be able to. In addition, there is a wealth of hotlines available for food banks and hunger coalitions in local areas that help non-citizens."
I like it ,more jobs even thou they will be at the lower wage variety,and I can ride my bike or walk and that light will help.
Thanks VBB,I'm glad you didn't take the political disagreements personally because I certainly didn't.....as Sugar stated we are together in this "kumbaya" moment and it can be a fresh start...I look forward to hearing from you agai.
The banned flying under the radar will get a new awaking in two weeks...That's a plus for FB and those converting will type in a few words and many of us will say "Oh,that's who they are."....Avatars and aliases can be changed out as quickly as a t-shirt but the words and thoughts won't , or they will lose the reason they wanted to post on a public forum in the first place....I wonder if comment history will remain.
Word is a wonderful place to store "mea culpas."...:-)
could it be?
That's an excellent point born and that could be a vice versa...What if the boss posted his views causing him to lose potential customers and upset employees...Of course there is no perfect system and we have probably complained about all the changes our forum has made but I like to know as much as possible before signing the dotted line...It takes me 6 months before I make a major purchase and that's not saying the item I bought won't be sold two weeks later for $200 less but I feel better knowing that I have done my due diligence.
Chris said the changes won't take place for another two weeks or so,in the meantime I will be noting most of the comments.
I've had the urge to open a Facebook account for a couple years and even bought a book at Hastings so I could learn how it would benefit me. I then asked a couple posters about their experiences and if they thought I could gain any benefit and they said since I had a Twitter account and my own blog, it wouldn't benefit me at all unless I wanted to extend the discussion with other like minded individuals who I might" friend" and then turn around and "unfriend" them the next day... That has nothing to do with the new format and I'd Trust the VA with my private information but it's the unknowing that makes me reluctant. Has anybody ever thought of what they would do if a poster blared out" I know you; blah blah blah." .. Don't say it can't happen and I've seen where a poster was called a child molester, true, it was immediately deleted but how many saw that? Years past, we had a couple posters going back and forth, threatening each other, and both saying that they had concealed handgun permits. A couple of posters told them to stop their insanity but of course they were ignored and a moderator was nowhere to be found. This went on for hours into the wee morning and one poster posted his opponent's home address and telephone number for all to see. It must've stayed up for an hour before a moderator showed up and deleted both accounts. One of the culprits was using an assumed name at the time. When he was reinstated, he started insisting that everyone should use their real name because that was the condition he had to approve of before being reinstated. He kept getting banned and coming back under different aliases. Unfortunately the trolls spoil it for the majority because it's all them; making the VA take the steps that they did..IMO
It’s true that the idea of us using real names would make the examples I submitted less likely BUT the real name gives a poster who doesn’t care one iota about a congenial environment, the ammunition (real name) to destroy his opponent. That poster doesn’t care if he is banned; that’s a small price to pay and besides they are not above of submitting a fake profile, time after time.