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When did people decide that getting free handouts were the norm in life. Me I have never once got food stamps, If I was hungry and needed money I got a job. I just watched the video it is disgusting that people go along in live and expect the Federal Government to basically feed them and their children.

What have we cultivated in our society, A bunch of leeches....

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The last woman interviewed there was a cancer patient, VOL. Without medicaid, she couldn't afford her cancer medication and she was nearly out of her cancer meds.

Do you honestly believe that a cancer patient should be able to somehow manage to maintain the correct amount of work attendance not to lose their job, in spite of the way that chemotherapy ravages the body? Or do you just think we should line cancer patients up in front of a firing squad so they stop costing money?


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The last woman interviewed there was a cancer patient, VOL. Without medicaid, she couldn't afford her cancer medication and she was nearly out of her cancer meds.

Do you honestly believe that a cancer patient should be able to somehow manage to maintain the correct amount of work attendance not to lose their job, in spite of the way that chemotherapy ravages the body? Or do you just think we should line cancer patients up in front of a firing squad so they stop costing money?

Why didn't she get a job? What you think having cancer is a excuse? She ain't white or a member of my immediate family, so I don't know why she should get a red cent from. Big businesses clearly need my tax dollars more than she does.

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Seriously though, I don't quite understand how anyone could justify cutting food stamps, because they happen to earn a dollar over a arbitrary amount. We are told over and over how people on food stamps are milking the system, but if the same folks see nothing wrong with punish them immediately if the get a better job. How idiotic is that? It's almost as if some folks want to maintain a permanent underclass, just so they, supposed middle can live cheaper.


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Oct 22, 2010 I-130 application approved

Oct 22, 2010 packet 3 received via email

Nov 15, 2010 DS-230 part 1 faxed to US Embassy Seoul

Nov 15, 2010 Appointment for visa interview made on-line

Nov 16, 2010 Confirmation of appointment received via email

Dec 13, 2010 Interview date

Dec 15, 2010 CR-1 received via courier

Mar 29, 2011 POE Detroit Michigan

Feb 15, 2012 Change of address via telephone

Jan 10, 2013 I-751 packet mailed to Vermont Service CenterJan 15, 2013 NOA1

Jan 31, 2013 Biometrics appointment letter received

Feb 20, 2013 Biometric appointment date

June 14, 2013 RFE

June 24, 2013 Responded to RFE

July 24, 2013 Removal of conditions approved

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My problem with this woud be the innocent children. They didn't ask for this life or these parents.

That being said, have they never heard of a food bank or soup kitchen?

Out of six food pantries in their area, four require photo id--which costs money. Of the two which do not, one is open for only three hours per month and the other only distributes food once per month. Of the ones that do require photo ID, one is only open on Fridays. The others are open only 2-3 days per week, for about two hours each time. If a person has a part time job or even a full time job that simply does not grant enough money to be able to make ends meet, how are they supposed to be able to access these resources on a regular basis to stay off food stamps? These people were getting food stamps and doing fine and then suddenly their foodstamps did not come at all, leaving them without money they had budgeted for, without warning.

BTW: I cannot find any soup kitchens in Clayton County.


Met in 2010 on a forum for a mutual interest. Became friends.
2011: Realized we needed to evaluate our status as friends when we realized we were talking about raising children together.

2011/2012: Decided we were a couple sometime in, but no possibility of being together due to being same sex couple.

June 26, 2013: DOMA overturned. American married couples ALL have the same federal rights at last! We can be a family!

June-September, 2013: Discussion about being together begins.

November 13, 2013: Meet in person to see if this could work. It's perfect. We plan to elope to Boston, MA.

March 13, 2014 Married!

May 9, 2014: Petition mailed to USCIS

May 12, 2014: NOA1.
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October 31, 2014: USCIS ships file to NVC (five days after NOA2) Happy Halloween for us!

November 18, 2014: NVC receives our case (22 days after NOA2)

December 17, 2014: NVC generates case number (50 days after NOA2)

December 19, 2014: Receive AOS bill, DS-261. Submit DS-261 (52 days after NOA2)

December 20, 2014: Pay AOS Fee

January 7, 2015: Receive, pay IV Fee

January 10, 2015: Complete DS-260

January 11, 2015: Send AOS package and Civil Documents
March 23, 2015: Case Complete at NVC. (70 days from when they received docs to CC)

May 6, 2015: Interview at Montréal APPROVED!

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Out of six food pantries in their area, four require photo id--which costs money. Of the two which do not, one is open for only three hours per month and the other only distributes food once per month. Of the ones that do require photo ID, one is only open on Fridays. The others are open only 2-3 days per week, for about two hours each time. If a person has a part time job or even a full time job that simply does not grant enough money to be able to make ends meet, how are they supposed to be able to access these resources on a regular basis to stay off food stamps? These people were getting food stamps and doing fine and then suddenly their foodstamps did not come at all, leaving them without money they had budgeted for, without warning.

BTW: I cannot find any soup kitchens in Clayton County.

Good to know, thanks.

I guess the problem is why did the foodstamps stop suddenly?

Edit: this story is from 2011?

Edited by Transborderwife

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Good to know, thanks.

I guess the problem is why did the foodstamps stop suddenly?

Edit: this story is from 2011?

If I remember correctly, it turned out to be a computer glitch and as long as the computer was messed up, the social services folks couldn't determine anything at all to help these people. I had a friend who was affected at the time in another state--it was an issue to do with software used in a lot of places. (Incidentally, my friend had just had a kidney removed due to the fact that it had died and was necrotic and was unable to work for a couple of years while she was in physiotherapy because they nicked a nerve that controlled her left leg)

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Met in 2010 on a forum for a mutual interest. Became friends.
2011: Realized we needed to evaluate our status as friends when we realized we were talking about raising children together.

2011/2012: Decided we were a couple sometime in, but no possibility of being together due to being same sex couple.

June 26, 2013: DOMA overturned. American married couples ALL have the same federal rights at last! We can be a family!

June-September, 2013: Discussion about being together begins.

November 13, 2013: Meet in person to see if this could work. It's perfect. We plan to elope to Boston, MA.

March 13, 2014 Married!

May 9, 2014: Petition mailed to USCIS

May 12, 2014: NOA1.
October 27, 2014: NOA2. (5 months, 2 weeks, 1 day after NOA1)
October 31, 2014: USCIS ships file to NVC (five days after NOA2) Happy Halloween for us!

November 18, 2014: NVC receives our case (22 days after NOA2)

December 17, 2014: NVC generates case number (50 days after NOA2)

December 19, 2014: Receive AOS bill, DS-261. Submit DS-261 (52 days after NOA2)

December 20, 2014: Pay AOS Fee

January 7, 2015: Receive, pay IV Fee

January 10, 2015: Complete DS-260

January 11, 2015: Send AOS package and Civil Documents
March 23, 2015: Case Complete at NVC. (70 days from when they received docs to CC)

May 6, 2015: Interview at Montréal APPROVED!

May 11, 2015: Visa in hand! One year less one day from NOA1.

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With 6 children how much would you have to earn to make it worthwhile?


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Out of six food pantries in their area, four require photo id--which costs money. Of the two which do not, one is open for only three hours per month and the other only distributes food once per month. Of the ones that do require photo ID, one is only open on Fridays. The others are open only 2-3 days per week, for about two hours each time. If a person has a part time job or even a full time job that simply does not grant enough money to be able to make ends meet, how are they supposed to be able to access these resources on a regular basis to stay off food stamps? These people were getting food stamps and doing fine and then suddenly their foodstamps did not come at all, leaving them without money they had budgeted for, without warning.

BTW: I cannot find any soup kitchens in Clayton County.

Food stamps require an ID also. Stupid excuse

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Attending Obama events requires photo ID.


“If you know the enemy and know yourself, you need not fear the result of a hundred battles. If you know yourself but not the enemy, for every victory gained you will also suffer a defeat. If you know neither the enemy nor yourself, you will succumb in every battle.”

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I think most people are happy to help people in need, but less keen when it is seen as a lifestyle choice.


“If you know the enemy and know yourself, you need not fear the result of a hundred battles. If you know yourself but not the enemy, for every victory gained you will also suffer a defeat. If you know neither the enemy nor yourself, you will succumb in every battle.”

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With 6 children how much would you have to earn to make it worthwhile?

Poor people tend to have large families. Something to do with feeling helpless and the system almost being designed to keep them from escaping poverty. Self righteous fools think the best way to help folks is to make them desperate, and if that desperation leads to prison, then great, good Christian folks get to benefit from lucrative contracts in building and running said prisons.

Oct 19, 2010 I-130 application submitted to US Embassy Seoul, South Korea

Oct 22, 2010 I-130 application approved

Oct 22, 2010 packet 3 received via email

Nov 15, 2010 DS-230 part 1 faxed to US Embassy Seoul

Nov 15, 2010 Appointment for visa interview made on-line

Nov 16, 2010 Confirmation of appointment received via email

Dec 13, 2010 Interview date

Dec 15, 2010 CR-1 received via courier

Mar 29, 2011 POE Detroit Michigan

Feb 15, 2012 Change of address via telephone

Jan 10, 2013 I-751 packet mailed to Vermont Service CenterJan 15, 2013 NOA1

Jan 31, 2013 Biometrics appointment letter received

Feb 20, 2013 Biometric appointment date

June 14, 2013 RFE

June 24, 2013 Responded to RFE

July 24, 2013 Removal of conditions approved

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