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Cat_Fuzz

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#11 12 years ago

But surely if people began to haul this, the farmers would demand more as demand increases, leading to an eventual economic crisis?

I mean, if it able keep itself sustainable, I guess this would work tho. It might help a few homeless people out too...




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#12 12 years ago

Instead of just howabout just regulate food stamps better? Instead of simply giving people money that they can use to buy what food they want, give them a certain number of "items". For instance, ever week or so they recieve so many pounds of chicken, so many pounds of rice, and so many liters of apple juice or something. Then you just have to be more stern on the regulations to weed out people that don't need the stamps.




Karst

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#13 12 years ago

Ok, clearly this isn't really anything like it would be today, but this has been done. In ancient Rome, every Roman citizen had the right to receive free bread. After the fall of western Rome, this practice was continued in Constantinople. I think it's a good idea. It costs almost nothing to produce that stuff, and it would definetly help people living in poverty, without a big risk of people abusing it. If you don't really need free rice or beans and you still take them, there's no problem, then you just got some free rice 'n' beans, it's not like anyone's making huge losses because of that.




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#14 12 years ago

Beans are not good. Too much methane would cause more global warming. The ammount of gas 300 million people would produce daily would be staggering:p

I like the idea. I would keep the stamps. You only get one a week and it gives you all the food you need for a week. You won't have a choice, so the goverment will find the cheapest food for you. Want something better? Get a job.




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#15 12 years ago

Actually if you put the beans in hot water and let them soak for a couple of hours or put them in boiling water for about 30-45min it releases alot of the acids in the beans that causes gas.

Except for the risk of flatulence beans in general are usually good for you. Most are low in fat and high in protein and high in fiber.




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#16 12 years ago

Anlushac11;3255512Actually if you put the beans in hot water and let them soak for a couple of hours or put them in boiling water for about 30-45min it releases alot of the acids in the beans that causes gas.

Except for the risk of flatulence beans in general are usually good for you. Most are low in fat and high in protein and high in fiber.

If you like beans you should try Feijoada. It tastes great, especially if you can get the right ingredients (black beans and farofa (maniok-meal)).




Joe Bonham

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#17 12 years ago
rich19;3254067 Also, I'm not quite sure what a food stamp is. Could you give a brief explanation? I don't think we have these in England.

Strange. The UK had massive numbers of food stamps for decades after WWII (a little side effect of their conversion to socialism.;) ) Basically, a food stamp can be a form of rationing, as was the case in WWII, or it can be a form of handout, as it is now - like someone else already said, a debit card where someone else picks up the tab.




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#18 12 years ago

I actually know somebody on food stamps. Guy is married with 3 kids, his wife doesnt work and he is only an E-4. Course he MIGHT be able to afford food if he didnt have 3 car payments and a fetish for online gaming....




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#19 12 years ago

Sounds like a good idea. Although like some people have mentioned. It drastically effect the supply and demand system. Rice and Beans are cheap, dirt cheap actually.




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