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Posted: 9/8/2005 7:10:32 AM EDT
Just now on Fox News. Reportedly police are on hand and there is now a semi-lockdown of the Astrodome. heh.
Link Posted: 9/8/2005 7:13:30 AM EDT
Honestly, how is passing out a debit card going to help these folks? Hasn't the government realized that the money is just going to be used for expensive electronics and booze? Sorry if that assessment is cold but I've seen too much to believe otherwise. MJD
Link Posted: 9/8/2005 7:13:44 AM EDT
this is where the real looting begins. If they can cheat the welfare system and other Govt programs, they sure as shit will scam multiple cards
Link Posted: 9/8/2005 7:14:59 AM EDT
Um, Me thinks that the thugs will start taking the cards from the weak. Talk about a dumb idea.
Link Posted: 9/8/2005 7:15:00 AM EDT
Obviously the people incharge never watched chapelle show...
Link Posted: 9/8/2005 7:15:58 AM EDT
Texas "Rent-A-Centers" are gonna be swamped!!!!!
Link Posted: 9/8/2005 7:26:00 AM EDT
Link Posted: 9/8/2005 7:27:43 AM EDT
I think the cards should all say, "A $2,000 donation has been given in your name to the Hurricane Katrina Relief Fund".

Then watch the riots games begin!
Link Posted: 9/8/2005 7:30:02 AM EDT
Fox News is doing a live segment from there now. What a debacle.
Link Posted: 9/8/2005 7:30:08 AM EDT
I hear people on the TV complaining while they wait for thier FREE handout

I also heard of people going to buy beds, oyser and clam dinners, getting thier hair done at a salon, etc.


Good to see me tax dollars and contribution going to good use.

On a side note, I've heard that the debit cards are being funded by the Red Cross and not teh Gov't ...Anyone hear otherwise??
Link Posted: 9/8/2005 7:31:04 AM EDT

Originally Posted By shootemup:
I hear people on the TV complaining while they wait for thier FREE handout

I also heard of people going to buy beds, oyser and clam dinners, getting thier hair done at a salon, etc.


Good to see me tax dollars and contribution going to good use.

On a side note, I've heard that the debit cards are being funded by the Red Cross and not teh Gov't ...Anyone hear otherwise??



Ya these debit cards are from the Red Cross
Link Posted: 9/8/2005 7:32:28 AM EDT

Originally Posted By dread-pirate:
Um, Me thinks that the thugs will start taking the cards from the weak. Talk about a dumb idea.



My first thought as well.

They give everyone $2000 and don't expect people to get robbed? Idiots. If the thugs work in groups/gangs they can make a lot more than if they sold crack.
Link Posted: 9/8/2005 7:33:13 AM EDT
Anyone remember this?

www.ar15.com/forums/topic.html?b=1&f=5&t=380006

Panic ensues in rush for cheap laptops

RICHMOND, Virginia (AP) -- A rush to purchase $50 used laptops turned into a violent stampede Tuesday, with people getting thrown to the pavement, beaten with a folding chair and nearly driven over. One woman went so far to wet herself rather than surrender her place in line.

"This is total, total chaos," said Latoya Jones, 19, who lost one of her flip-flops in the ordeal and later limped around on the sizzling blacktop with one foot bare.

More than 1,000 people turned out at the Richmond International Raceway in hopes of getting their hands on one of the 4-year-old Apple iBooks, which retail for between $999 and $1,299. The Henrico County school system was selling 1,000 of the computers to county residents.


Multiply that feeding frenzy a hundred times over for the debit cards.
Link Posted: 9/8/2005 7:34:34 AM EDT
[Last Edit: 9/8/2005 7:35:25 AM EDT by _DR]
$2,000 free debit cards

About 240,000 refugees


Total cost of cards 480 MILLION DOLLARS

How many think this handout will be used for necessities only?
Link Posted: 9/8/2005 7:35:01 AM EDT

Originally Posted By RRTX:

Originally Posted By shootemup:
I hear people on the TV complaining while they wait for thier FREE handout

I also heard of people going to buy beds, oyser and clam dinners, getting thier hair done at a salon, etc.


Good to see me tax dollars and contribution going to good use.

On a side note, I've heard that the debit cards are being funded by the Red Cross and not teh Gov't ...Anyone hear otherwise??



Ya these debit cards are from the Red Cross



Anybody know how much funding the Red Cross gets from the federal government?
Link Posted: 9/8/2005 7:35:50 AM EDT

Originally Posted By kill-9:
Just now on Fox News. Reportedly police are on hand and there is now a semi-lockdown of the Astrodome. heh.




Doesnt look like a semi-lockdown to me.....everyone is behind the fence, fights are now breaking out
Link Posted: 9/8/2005 7:36:08 AM EDT

Originally Posted By RRTX:

Originally Posted By shootemup:
I hear people on the TV complaining while they wait for thier FREE handout

I also heard of people going to buy beds, oyser and clam dinners, getting thier hair done at a salon, etc.


Good to see me tax dollars and contribution going to good use.

On a side note, I've heard that the debit cards are being funded by the Red Cross and not teh Gov't ...Anyone hear otherwise??



Ya these debit cards are from the Red Cross



Even one more reason not to give a dime to the Red Cross.
Link Posted: 9/8/2005 7:36:44 AM EDT

Originally Posted By _DR:
$2,000 free debit cards

About 240,000 refugees


Total cost of cards 480 MILLION DOLLARS

How many think this handout will be used for necessities only?




That would buy a lot of ammo.
Link Posted: 9/8/2005 7:37:02 AM EDT
[Last Edit: 9/8/2005 7:42:00 AM EDT by _DR]
We will never learn.
Throwing money in the fire.




They will burn through it in days and be asking for more shortly.
Link Posted: 9/8/2005 7:37:06 AM EDT
[Last Edit: 9/8/2005 7:39:13 AM EDT by The_Macallan]

Last year the Fed netted over $8,000 from me in Income Tax alone. This year will be more.

That's why I won't donate to "hurricane Katrina relief" - I just DID at gunpoint, to the tune of $2,000 of MY tax dollars.




$2,000 pfft - that'll be gone by Monday.

Then they'll be back bitchin for more on Tuesday.


Link Posted: 9/8/2005 7:37:12 AM EDT
good god whose idiotic idea was this???
Link Posted: 9/8/2005 7:37:44 AM EDT
That's why we have drive-up liquor stores in Texas. We can take advantage of these fools.
Link Posted: 9/8/2005 7:37:58 AM EDT

Originally Posted By The_Macallan:
Last year the Fed netted over $8,000 from me in Income Tax alone. This year will be more.

That's why I won't donate to "hurricane Katrina relief" - I just DID at gunpoint, to the tune of $2,000 of MY tax dollars.



My position exactly.
Link Posted: 9/8/2005 7:38:37 AM EDT
How are they ensuring everybody only gets one?

Ink, like in the Iraqi election?

/what a flippin' mess.
//can't wait to hear from the Jackson/Sharpton show how this handout is somehow racist...
Link Posted: 9/8/2005 7:39:41 AM EDT
The cards should be distributed at the city limits on the outbound lanes of the interstate highways.
Link Posted: 9/8/2005 7:40:40 AM EDT

Originally Posted By Brohawk:

Originally Posted By _DR:
$2,000 free debit cards

About 240,000 refugees


Total cost of cards 480 MILLION DOLLARS

How many think this handout will be used for necessities only?




That would buy a lot of ammo.



Yeah! You could buy a good AR, mags and ammo!
Link Posted: 9/8/2005 7:41:32 AM EDT
[Last Edit: 9/8/2005 7:43:01 AM EDT by The_Macallan]

Originally Posted By macman37:
can't wait to hear from the Jackson/Sharpton show how this handout is somehow racist...


$2,000 ain't nowhere near "40 acres and a mule"!

NO JUSTICE NO PEACE!
Link Posted: 9/8/2005 7:41:32 AM EDT
The kicker to me was "I can't wait to get my card, I'm going to the salon to get my hair did so that way I will feel clean."

What BS.
Link Posted: 9/8/2005 7:41:34 AM EDT
Let's see, $2000 card = trade for $1,000 cash , answer is $500 in crack. Watch things really start going crazy there now. Remember in basic when the first trip to the PX was permitted? All the junk, crap, boom boxes, stupid stuff that was bought just to start fights, get busted, taken away and stolen? These people have no where to keep anything, no way to protect their stuff, doing that was stupid.

rk
Link Posted: 9/8/2005 7:43:20 AM EDT

Originally Posted By axl:
Let's see, $2000 card = trade for $1,000 cash , answer is $500 in crack. Watch things really start going crazy there now. Remember in basic when the first trip to the PX was permitted? All the junk, crap, boom boxes, stupid stuff that was bought just to start fights, get busted, taken away and stolen? These people have no where to keep anything, no way to protect their stuff, doing that was stupid.

rk



It's a GubMint Bonanza!
Link Posted: 9/8/2005 7:44:12 AM EDT

Originally Posted By KlubMarcus:
That's why we have drive-up liquor stores in Texas. We can take advantage of these fools.



Link Posted: 9/8/2005 7:44:42 AM EDT
I am gonna get my hair did...
Link Posted: 9/8/2005 7:46:10 AM EDT

Originally Posted By Cleatus:
I am gonna get my hair did...



And then im gunna git me sum good eats, Mmmmmm.....
Link Posted: 9/8/2005 7:46:45 AM EDT
Link Posted: 9/8/2005 7:47:13 AM EDT
Damn, I wish I had a way to sell rims outside the dome. If they even have a shopping cart you know they'll put rims on it.
Link Posted: 9/8/2005 7:50:14 AM EDT

Originally Posted By TexasSIG:

Even one more reason not to give a dime to the Red Cross.




Amen.
Link Posted: 9/8/2005 7:51:41 AM EDT

Originally Posted By _DR:
It's a GubMint Bonanza!

One of my clients is an Indian guy who runs his own store it's like a "Mini Wal-Mart". Note to self: call him next week to check on his cash flow.
Link Posted: 9/8/2005 7:51:42 AM EDT

Originally Posted By ArmedAggie:
Damn, I wish I had a way to sell rims outside the dome. If they even have a shopping cart you know they'll put rims on it.





I'm sorry, that's terrible, but so hilarious too
Link Posted: 9/8/2005 7:56:01 AM EDT

Originally Posted By _DR:
$2,000 free debit cards

About 240,000 refugees


Total cost of cards 480 MILLION DOLLARS

How many think this handout will be used for necessities only?



I belive it's $2000 per household, not per person. Still, if 240,000 is divided by the average household of 2.1, that's still almost 229 million. I don't remember them doing this with Hurricane Andrew.
Link Posted: 9/8/2005 8:01:22 AM EDT
[Last Edit: 9/8/2005 8:04:18 AM EDT by FiveO]

Originally Posted By p331083:
Obviously the people incharge never watched chapelle show...


"I got enough cigarettes to last me and my family for years!"
Link Posted: 9/8/2005 8:04:10 AM EDT

Originally Posted By bcw107:

I belive it's $2000 per household, not per person. Still, if 240,000 is divided by the average household of 2.1, that's still almost 229 million. I don't remember them doing this with Hurricane Andrew.



Its amazing what the word racism will get ya in this country, aint it?
Link Posted: 9/8/2005 8:05:20 AM EDT
Is 2K per adult person.
Link Posted: 9/8/2005 8:09:13 AM EDT
Rush just said that some kook from DemocraticUnderground.com was driving around trying to help people. He saw an elderly black woman and was about to help her until he saw the Bush bumper sticker!
Link Posted: 9/8/2005 8:11:56 AM EDT

Originally Posted By _DR:
$2,000 free debit cards

About 240,000 refugees


Total cost of cards 480 MILLION DOLLARS

How many think this handout will be used for necessities only?




necessities include a 40 of shlitz malt liquor, new rims, more gaudy 'jewelry', new sneekers to replace the one they looted, etc, etc.
Link Posted: 9/8/2005 8:18:06 AM EDT
Someone could make a lot of money buying those cards for cash. I bet a few people will wind up with a lot of cards. I wonder what the going rate will be $500, a $1000.

Link Posted: 9/8/2005 8:18:33 AM EDT
If they're living in the Astrodome, where the hell are they supposed to keep the stuff we bought them??

Are they going to give them closet space there too???
Link Posted: 9/8/2005 8:22:25 AM EDT

Originally Posted By DDiggler:
If they're living in the Astrodome, where the hell are they supposed to keep the stuff we bought them??

Are they going to give them closet space there too???



Certainly there are other sports stadiums over 25 years old which need replaced to keep some sports team from leaving can be put to charitable, humanitarian storage space use...

Link Posted: 9/8/2005 8:23:54 AM EDT

Originally Posted By The_Macallan:
Last year the Fed netted over $8,000 from me in Income Tax alone. This year will be more.

That's why I won't donate to "hurricane Katrina relief" - I just DID at gunpoint, to the tune of $2,000 of MY tax dollars.




$2,000 pfft - that'll be gone by Monday.

Then they'll be back bitchin for more on Tuesday.







once again The_Macallan has hit the nail on the head. More wealth redistribution, in the name of charity. BOHICA.

These 'folks' will be back to the trough on Tuesday
Link Posted: 9/8/2005 8:34:39 AM EDT
I have heard stories that folks have been offering their $200 red cross cards for $100 cash (usually in front of Wal-Mart).
Link Posted: 9/8/2005 8:42:03 AM EDT
If the government keeps giving them money, they will never leave.

ARH



Link Posted: 9/8/2005 8:42:23 AM EDT

Originally Posted By HardShell:

Originally Posted By TexasSIG:

Even one more reason not to give a dime to the Red Cross.




Amen.




Well, Fox News is reporting that FEMA is paying for these cards, not Red Cross.

So, this one is on us.......
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