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Food Stamps- Online Stores?

ravengrrl
on 6/4/09 10:37 am - Thornton, CO
Does anyone know of any online retailers/stores that take food stamps (EBT card)?  I have a seriously hurt knee and shopping is very difficult.  I know that Schwans does, but they don't really have much in the way of healthy food.  Oh, and please don't flame me...I'm not looking to buy crap, or hear opinions about the food stamp system.  Thanks!

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sweeney1
on 6/4/09 11:07 am

YOu are on food stamps but are going to come up with $8,000 for surgery???

ravengrrl
on 6/4/09 11:11 am - Thornton, CO
Yeah, it's called Medicaid.  I qualify for it because of my diability and income level.  Thanks for being so kind and courteous.

http://theincredibleshrinkingfattie.wordpress.com/ H/W: 375, S/W: 300, C/W: 285



sweeney1
on 6/4/09 11:18 am
I'm just sayin'.....
ravengrrl
on 6/4/09 11:23 am - Thornton, CO
Just saying what?  As I mentioned to the person below you, I worked for 18 1/2 years paying my taxes just like everyone else.  I got laid off through no fault of my own as well as sustained a significant injury which is preventing me from working.  I qualify because of my disability and income level.  So, for those who are judging me because I'm on Medicaid and food stamps (I don't get TANF- which is welfare cash assistance), the next time you lose a job don't bother applying for unemployment insurance...for that would be hypocritical to your judgement of me.

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Cleopatra_Nik
on 6/4/09 12:32 pm - Baltimore, MD
RNY on 01/08/08 with

You’re just sayin what? That obesity is not a disease? That it should somehow be treated differently than stage 1 cancer or diabetes or all the other diseases covered by Medicaid?

 

Your prejudice says a lot…including that you are among those who still views obesity as a character defect and WLS as some cosmetic endeavor or luxury. I know I did not do this to look good. I did it to save my life! Raven is doing this to save her life! So are you saying that my life (which is covered by medical insurance) is worth more than hers.


I didn’t think so!

What should you eat for dinner tonight? How do you make a good protein shake? And just exactly what IS quinoa? The answers to all this and more can be found at Bariatric Foodie!

sweeney1
on 6/4/09 12:39 pm
Yes, I stated obesity is not a disease, and that it should be treated differently than stage one cancer, and that it is a luxory, and that your life is worth more than her.  Clearly you quoted me.  NOT!!!!

Again... if you read the rest of the post you will see that....I apologized,  and that I never cut down Medicaid or financial assistance.  I am insupprt of medicare paying for WLS to get people back into the work force. 

 My problem was sitting on $8,000 while on food stamps.  And I stand behind that!  You have a right to disagree, but i have a right to express my opinion without anyone asking for it.
Cleopatra_Nik
on 6/4/09 12:48 pm, edited 6/4/09 12:48 pm - Baltimore, MD
RNY on 01/08/08 with

I have no words. Obesity is a medical condition. It may be caused by behaviors, but it is a medical condition. Just as lung cancer is a medical condition that can be caused by behaviors. So we shouldn't give chemo to people who smoke and happen to be on Medicaid?

Clearly, she doesn’t have $8,000. And from what little I know about her, she does the best she can. It is my sincere hope that as Americans we believe that people deserve a helping hand, not a reprimanding finger, when times are hard.

 

And just as you have the right to express your opinion, I have a right to counter it. When I feel like someone is wrong, I say it, which is what I did. And I will keep saying it. Food assistance, cash assistance, medical assistance, WHATEVER is there for people when they need it. I don’t get the point of telling someone they have a resource and then downing them for using it. That’s the part that I’m stuck on. Since you know so much why don’t you educate me on that—if Medicaid will pay for her surgery, why SHOULDN’T she use it? And why are you getting mad at her as opposed to the government who are the ones who made the rule that she could have the surgery on Medicaid? (For the record I don’t think anyone should be mad about that but I’m just saying. Your logic is faulty.)

 

What should you eat for dinner tonight? How do you make a good protein shake? And just exactly what IS quinoa? The answers to all this and more can be found at Bariatric Foodie!

sweeney1
on 6/4/09 1:00 pm, edited 6/4/09 1:01 pm
If medicaid covers it, great, I have no problem with that..I never did.  Education over.

ETA:  You are free to disagree, but If I had $8,000 in the bank and was getting food stamps, then I should not be on food stamps-that is all I was saying.  Tuns out she did not have $8,000 in the bank.  She herself stated if she did, then she would not need food stamps.  That was my point.
Samantha B.
on 6/4/09 11:27 am - welland, Canada

i think she also mentioned do not flame her... this isn't a place to be judgemental or rude that wasn't what she was asking!  Let's show some respect, if you're not going to answer the question and have something constructive to say follow the golden rule:  IF YOU DON'T HAVE ANYTHING NICE TO SAY DON'T SAY IT AT ALL!!! 

 

Sometimes I feel like I'm talking to my 2nd grade students!  

Heaviest~ 286 Surgery ~ 265  Current ~ 163 Goal~ 145-154   BabyFruit Ticker       

Our Lady of the Holy
Rollers

on 6/4/09 12:14 pm
RNY on 11/25/08 with
 I don't have a dog in this fight, but I didn't see the other poster as flaming the OP at all. He/she was just asking a question. 

He/she wasn't rude at all, nor did he/she say anything "not nice". I don't believe asking questions constitutes being rude.

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Cleopatra_Nik
on 6/4/09 12:33 pm - Baltimore, MD
RNY on 01/08/08 with
Squid you know I love you but the implication was there. It's an old prejudice and I know it well. It was there.

What should you eat for dinner tonight? How do you make a good protein shake? And just exactly what IS quinoa? The answers to all this and more can be found at Bariatric Foodie!

Our Lady of the Holy
Rollers

on 6/4/09 12:38 pm
RNY on 11/25/08 with
 I didn't see it.  Honestly.

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That's not a tiara. I just bedazzle my horns.

lbsadropping
on 6/4/09 11:11 am, edited 6/4/09 11:12 am - Crofton, MD
I did'nt know the gov was still offering free food!!!  I thought that went out with welfare.  What a chain around the neck that was.  
Where ddid u get the $$$ for WLS??
ravengrrl
on 6/4/09 11:19 am - Thornton, CO
So, did that make you feel better about yourself?  Oh, wait, I bet it didn't because only people who have major insecurites about themselves make comments like that.  Is it fun for you to make fun of poor people?  Was it fun for you to be chastised for being obese?  Didn't think so.

I have worked since I was 15 1/2 (I'm now 34) and was laid off from work at the National Stroke Association due to the economy.  In those 18 1/2 years of work, I have paid my taxes just like you have.   I also have a disablity.  Gods forbid you or one of your family members ever have to go through what many poor people in our country have to go through. 

So, the next time you become unemployed, don't apply for unemployment benefits you hypocrite.

http://theincredibleshrinkingfattie.wordpress.com/ H/W: 375, S/W: 300, C/W: 285



greenpunchbuggie
on 6/4/09 11:53 am - Maplewood, NJ
RNY on 04/27/09 with
seriously, i am really sorry you are dealing with all sorts of bullcrap from people!!!  :(  i certainly don't think it's fair to force someone to remain large and possibly sickly just because she is in a situation where health insurance is not available.  am i so much better than everyone else because i have a state job with state insurance that paid for my surgery???  not really. 

and you know what?  if you lose a whole bunch of weight, perhaps you will find a really great job!!!  good luck to you!!!  do not let all this negativity get you down!!!!
HW: 260 SW: 231 CW: 153 GW: 140                
   
 
lbsadropping
on 6/4/09 12:28 pm - Crofton, MD

I dont need to feel better about myself.  I'am well past that stage

 Your unemployment $$$ comes from an insurance fund paid by your employer.  I pay the same for my employees

I have had 3 strokes that enables me to apply for SS disability and those little "handicap tags"
Each wont offer me anything that will do me any good

 And yes, I got  real fat from to much stuff in the cake hole, it was that simple for me
 

ravengrrl
on 6/4/09 12:38 pm - Thornton, CO
Consider this, my work as a grant writer to secure funding for stroke research, might have just saved YOUR life.  Could you honestly look into a child's face and tell them to bug off and go hungry because their parent lost a job, is disabled, or dead?  Perhaps you should be a bit more compassionate towards people through your actions and how you speak to them (online or in person) and LIVE your faith instead of just talking about it?

On another note, my unemployment money (when I had unemployment money) did come from my employer's insurance, but I still PAID TAXES on it.  Again, I recommend you taking a good hard look at your faith that you have mentioned.  Do you follow Christ or do you follow your politics?

http://theincredibleshrinkingfattie.wordpress.com/ H/W: 375, S/W: 300, C/W: 285



Cindy O.
on 6/4/09 2:42 pm - Bryan, TX
On June 4, 2009 at 11:11 AM Pacific Time, lbsadropping wrote:
I did'nt know the gov was still offering free food!!!  I thought that went out with welfare.  What a chain around the neck that was.  
Where ddid u get the $$$ for WLS??
What?  is your head up your frozen penguin ass?  Get off your prejudiced high horse and come back to reality.
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melanie M.
on 6/4/09 11:11 am - Hopewell, VA
I dont know of any but wanted to say hi

If you are on food stamps thats your business..hell if i could buy some i would