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“The minimum benefits of the food stamp program have not been raised since the mid-70s despite inflation”
I have no clue where you get your info from. Food stamps are adjusted for inflation. I know many people on FS “NONE” of them get $21(even with one or no kds). The people that do the $21 “experiments” have agendas to push. Don’t take everything you read in the WP, NYT, LAT etc. at face value. Think for yourself and find out for yourself.
I can go through with you almost every single article in the NYT and show you ommissions, half truths, half-lies, agendas and writers’ point of view. You have to be a critic while you read and double check with oter sources.
I have no idea where you came up with $21. I have SEEN (not read in some newspaper) people getting $6-800 a month.
Besides looking at it from a halachic point of view, the secular world is struggling with the same issue. Women refer to it as the “H BOMB” (Harvard). Meaning that some women are trying to hide the fact that they have a degree from Harvard so as to not turn off their date. There was also a piece about the h bomb on 60 minutes. There is a great book about it by NYT columnist Maureen Dowd called “Are Men Necessary?”
I would be one of those people that wouldn’t greet a non-related woman on the street. However, if somebody would greet me, I would definitely reply which would after all be the polite, normal and Torah way.
I think why some men don’t reply is 1)They are not used to it and caught by surprise 2) Since it does not happen to them often instinctively “think” that the right thing to do is to not respond. If they would ask a Rabbi or have time to think about it most would probably agree that they should reply. 3) If somebody knows you personally and feel that you are trying to impose your outlook on life and your values on them, then they might not reply.
BTW don’t let strangers’ comments get to you. They don’t know you or your personality. Take it in stride.