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Posted: 3/14/2005 1:45:31 PM EST
If you had no food nor any money or assets to buy food and your family was going hungry how far would you go to feed your family?

Would you beg in street for coins?
Would you steal food from farm field?
Would you steal food from store?
Sell drugs to get money?
Rob?
Murder?
???

How far would you go?
Link Posted: 3/14/2005 1:47:07 PM EST

Originally Posted By yobo:
If you had no food nor any money or assets to buy food and your family was going hungry how far would you go to feed your family?

Would you beg in street for coins?
Would you steal food from farm field?
Would you steal food from store?
Sell drugs to get money?
Rob?
Murder?
???

How far would you go?





1 - 5; yes
Link Posted: 3/14/2005 1:48:55 PM EST
"If you don't think someone will kill another person over a can of tomatoes, then you've never been hungry." - Robert A. Heinlein
Link Posted: 3/14/2005 1:50:21 PM EST
I'll kill for family.
Link Posted: 3/14/2005 1:50:54 PM EST
I'd go as far as I'd have to.
Link Posted: 3/14/2005 1:51:33 PM EST
Link Posted: 3/14/2005 1:52:01 PM EST

Originally Posted By LongueCarabine:
I'd go as far as I'd have to.



+1, though I pray it never comes to that.

Remember the Alamo, and God Bless Texas...
Link Posted: 3/14/2005 1:52:53 PM EST
I'd do whatever it takes. Even it that meant becoming a Lawyer.
Link Posted: 3/14/2005 1:53:10 PM EST
Poach small game with an air rifle.

Grow food. Seed potatoes are cheap and you can get 6-10 eyes per spud.

Register for the AFDC, USDA food programs and the like would round it out.

There are too many alternatives other than those posted. If the poorest in our nation can get enough food to become obese, food is the LEAST worry.

In China, housing is cheap but food is expensive. The majority of the wages are spent on food for all but the upper classes. China has a LARGE rural population. Here, its opposite.
Link Posted: 3/14/2005 1:53:34 PM EST
As far as I needed to go.
Link Posted: 3/14/2005 1:54:10 PM EST
Farther then a lot of people could possibly imagine.
Link Posted: 3/14/2005 1:56:05 PM EST
[Last Edit: 3/14/2005 1:58:51 PM EST by yobo]
Guys, I know there are a lot of option in the real world but this is purely theorical question.
Link Posted: 3/14/2005 2:00:33 PM EST

Originally Posted By LongueCarabine:
I'd go as far as I'd have to.



+1

I've known a few people that have been close to resorting to "criminal" activities in order to provide for their families, and there wasn't anything most of those people could have done differently to avoid the situation.

Link Posted: 3/14/2005 2:02:41 PM EST
All of the above.
Link Posted: 3/14/2005 2:04:55 PM EST
I'd engage in any kind of trade to raise funds. I'd hunt. Participate in a revolution if my pathetic situation were caused by a totalitarian regime.

But what I would NEVER do is steal. To do so would only drag someone else down closer to a pathetic level of poverty.

Part of morality is recognizing the inherent benefits of moral behavior. Never behave in an immoral fashion just because it is the most convienient thing to do.
Link Posted: 3/14/2005 2:06:28 PM EST

Originally Posted By Sukebe:
I'd do whatever it takes. Even it that meant becoming a Lawyer.





Doh!

That gonna leave a mark.
Link Posted: 3/14/2005 2:12:14 PM EST

Originally Posted By yobo:
If you had no food nor any money or assets to buy food and your family was going hungry how far would you go to feed your family?

Would you beg in street for coins?
Would you steal food from farm field?
Would you steal food from store?
Sell drugs to get money?
Rob?
Murder?
???

How far would you go?



Kroger's is just 2 blocks away from us, and has everything we like.

HH
Link Posted: 3/14/2005 2:17:24 PM EST
Whatever it takes. I'd clean public toilets and eat squirrel before I'd steal though.
Link Posted: 3/14/2005 2:18:17 PM EST
Get a job.
Link Posted: 3/14/2005 2:18:42 PM EST

Originally Posted By MrClean4Hire:
I'll kill for family.



+5.56
Link Posted: 3/14/2005 2:20:01 PM EST

Originally Posted By WI_Rifleman:
Get a job.



What if there were no jobs top be had?

Remember that this is just a theoritical situation.
Link Posted: 3/14/2005 2:21:34 PM EST

Originally Posted By yobo:

Originally Posted By WI_Rifleman:
Get a job.



What if there were no jobs top be had?

Remember that this is just a theoritical situation.



There are always jobs to be had. You just have to be willing to do them.
Link Posted: 3/14/2005 2:23:37 PM EST
[Last Edit: 3/14/2005 2:25:18 PM EST by FREEFALLE6]
Give plasma $30 a week(in 1996) for 2 visits

I did that for a while when I was a single parent, then I swallowed my pride and asked my father for some money till I paid off the x wife bills.

Hell I also had wic (free milk. bread and cereal) when I was a single dad.

With all the programs its hard to understand why anyone would go hungry.

Also I would sell my ARs to feed my family. Hell 2 ARs could feed the family for several months.

FREE
Link Posted: 3/14/2005 2:24:26 PM EST
Gee, I don't know. Do I still have all those guns?


Link Posted: 3/14/2005 2:25:38 PM EST
From the PICs I have seen, some of you guys look pretty tender.
Link Posted: 3/14/2005 2:26:29 PM EST
If there were no jobs to be had I would start selling all my property to feed my family before I did any of the things in your list. It is also good to be prepared. Having enough savings to live for 6 months is a good thing.
Link Posted: 3/14/2005 2:27:18 PM EST
Whatever I would deem neccessary but I would try my best not to cause harm to others. (unless they really deserved it)
Link Posted: 3/14/2005 2:28:09 PM EST

Originally Posted By ARDOC:
From the PICs I have seen, some of you guys look pretty tender.





I bet most of us have enough fat to live off of for few months
Link Posted: 3/14/2005 2:45:41 PM EST
Down to the supermarket.

It's just at the end of my street on the corner.

Link Posted: 3/14/2005 2:58:16 PM EST

Originally Posted By EricTheHun:
How far would I go?

To the nearest Christian Church. Preferably, my own.

Eric The(AlwaysHungry)Hun



Your church has food? I'll remember that if SHTFD happens
Link Posted: 3/14/2005 7:07:59 PM EST

Originally Posted By MrClean4Hire:
I'll kill for family.

Link Posted: 3/14/2005 7:18:18 PM EST
I'd hunt for manflesh
Link Posted: 3/14/2005 7:50:14 PM EST
None of the above are particularly creative.

Breakfast is pretty easy to find in the wild or tide pools.

Costco gives out free samples most of the day. I know plenty of people who use their lunch break to eat free at Costo.

The catholic church serves dinner for free 5-nights a week.

The fast food places throw out lots of stuff at closing time. So do the grocery stores.
Link Posted: 3/14/2005 7:51:55 PM EST

Originally Posted By JoeWang:
Whatever it takes. I'd clean public toilets and eat squirrel before I'd steal though.



Nothing wrong with Squirrel. i have eaten dozens of them.
Link Posted: 3/14/2005 8:24:18 PM EST
Link Posted: 3/14/2005 8:25:37 PM EST
Link Posted: 3/14/2005 8:37:35 PM EST
I would do whatever I had to do.

But in your scenerio I think we would just have to call one of there grandmas/
Link Posted: 3/14/2005 8:41:27 PM EST
I would bring my family to the rescue mission...
Link Posted: 3/14/2005 8:42:22 PM EST
[Last Edit: 3/14/2005 8:43:41 PM EST by GrumpyM4]
The question is not "how far would you go?"

But rather, "Do you possess the constitution to take it as far as is needed?"

Chris
(gawd I love stealing movie lines)
Link Posted: 3/14/2005 8:42:34 PM EST

Originally Posted By yobo:
If you had no food nor any money or assets to buy food and your family was going hungry how far would you go to feed your family?

Would you beg in street for coins?
Would you steal food from farm field?
Would you steal food from store?
Sell drugs to get money?
Rob?
Murder?
???

How far would you go?

I will do what I have to to make sure my family is taken care of. Whatever that may be.
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