How do food stamps work? And why are they called food stamps if its a card?
You get a certain amount of money per month and you can only purchase unprepared food you cant buy what they call “hot food” which is stuff like mcdonalds applebees shit like that basically if its in the grocery store its food and it’s not cooked you can buy it
Is that the same thing as EBT?
That’s not entirely true. In some places KFC/Subway, etc accept food stamps, so you can buy fast food with it but its not recommended.
They’re called food stamps because they actually used to be coupons that you redeemed at the grocery store. 1 dollar coupons were brown, 5 dollars were green, and 10 dollars were blue (If memory serves me correctly). They came in a coupon book, and they had a rule where you had to physically bring the entire book of stamps with you to the grocery store, you couldn’t just tear out 3 stamps and go buy food. They did this to prevent people from selling their stamps on the black market (which is very common).
That was back in the day though. Now they’re called EBT (Electronic Benefits Transfer) and they have a debit card apparently. I had stamps as a kid but I fell out of the loop somewhere in the late 90s.
In a recent blog post that’s been making the proverbial rounds, murkavenue claims to have identified the “Good Day” Ice Cube told us all about in a 1992 single. You might recall that Cube didn’t have to use his AK.
This “clue” from the aforementioned post has been driving me insane:
“…beepers weren’t adopted by mobile phone companies until the 1990s.”
Look, I’m sorry, but no. I can’t let this assumption stand unchallenged. Can’t let it go. It’s been bothering me for days.
Beepers - pagers, if you will - were absolutely, positively commercially in widespread use long before the 1990s.
Let me refresh your memory. Excuse my modest anti-profanity system:
F—kin with me, ‘cause I’m a teenager,
With a little bit of gold and a pager.
Therefore, your argument is invalid.
I’m sure there’s another way to prove that January 20, 1992, was indeed the good day in question, but narrowing down the possibilities based on beeper availability to Mr. O’Shea Jackson is not the way.