Skip to comments.Video: EBT System Crash: 16 States Out of Service:
Posted on 10/13/2013 1:31:32 PM PDT by Kartographer
If you ever wanted to know what the United States might look like and how people will react should the EBT system fail, then pay close attention
I go to the register and they ask me how you going to pay.
I said with food stamps.
Oh, were shut down, you cant pay with food stamps.
I got kids to feed. You know?
And because the governments down I cant feed my family?
Whats going on with America? Now they trying to starve us to death?
This is crazy
I got six kids I have to feed.
Im just trying to figure out how to get something to eat.
(Excerpt) Read more at shtfplan.com ...
Theres a Great Storm coming everyone is feeling it and its one of the reason everyone is on edge. Deep down the alarm bells are ring the nerves on on edge and the mind is unsettled.
Its your choice you can prep or you can stand around on a bridge waiting for FEMA to bring you a bottle of water, a MRE, a warm blanket and a kiss for your boo-boo and maybe you can even get your picture as you stand there on the national news.
Any one with half a brain can look around and see for themselves what is happening right before their eyes.
So listen to what the bible says: A prudent man sees danger and takes refuge, but the simple keep going and suffer for it. NIV Proverbs 22:3
One of the things Selco covers in this article is the fact that many will not accept that a breakdown is occurring even as they watch it happening before their eyes. Why dont they realize it? Its caused by a condition called Normalcy Bias a mental state people enter when facing a disaster.
It causes people to underestimate both the possibility of a disaster occurring and its possible effects. This often results in situations where people fail to adequately prepare for a disaster, and on a larger scale, the failure of governments to include the populace in its disaster preparations. The assumption that is made in the case of the normalcy bias is that since a disaster never has occurred then it never will occur. It also results in the inability of people to cope with a disaster once it occurs. People with a normalcy bias have difficulties reacting to something they have not experienced before. People also tend to interpret warnings in the most optimistic way possible, seizing on any ambiguities to infer a less serious situation.
A good article on Normalcy Bias is on our own ChocChipCookies Blog The Survival Mom:
You either prepare and stand on your own beholden to no one or you become dependent on others to provide your basic needs and become their serf. Me I dont want to be beholden to anyone for providing what is needed for me and mine. I certainly dont want to have to kiss some gubberment third class bureaucratic to try and coax some help from them, I dont want some jack booted thug herding me in line and telling me where to stand, sit, eat or sleep. And last but not least I dont want to be shut up in with a bunch of zombies and have to worry about not only trying to get basic necessities but having to fight to keep what I manage to get.
But I honestly believe this was a test and that we have a few more weeks, maybe even until after the holidays, but not much more.
Now I can be wrong and Lord I hope so. And if I am those who have mock me and belittled me and even threatened me will rejoice, but what can they do that they haven’t done already?
I have done what I could to prepare those that would listen, I’ve fought the good fight and as a watchman I have blown the trumpet as loud as I could to warn that the sword and fire come.
For those of you who havent started already its time to prepare almost past time maybe. You needed to be stocking up on food guns, ammo, basic household supplies like soap, papergoods, cleaning supplies, good sturdy clothes including extra socks, underwear and extra shoes and boots, cash (I myself have been putting up change for the past few years both for the metal content and the fact that using change to make what purchases you can will move you down the the list of possible marks during shtf), tools, things you buy everyday start buying two and put one up.
As the LDS say When the emergency is upon us the time for preparedness has past.
http://tomeaker.com/kart/Preparedness1j.pdf NOTE! THIS IS A FREE DOWNLOAD. I DO NOT MAKE ONE CENT OFF MY PREPAREDNESS MANUAL!
Again I like to recommend FReepers ChocoChipCookie Blog The Survival Mom (Please Blog Police let this one slide!) Where you can get lots of useful information like:
Also there is Ferfals Blog a survivor of Argentinas first collapse:
And there is Selcos Blog a Bosnian War survivor at:
There is no greater disaster than to underestimate danger. Underestimation can be fatal.
If you're not going to work, purchasing a hunting rifle is the next best option.
Do you really want this kind of person armed? ;-)
It’s illuminating to note that no one in the media seems to know just how many states lost EBT payment capability.
Even the most disinterested and inattentive news source should be capable of finding that number with even the most minimal effort.
If this system ever goes down in a big way, you’ll know exactly where to find the Blue States...just follow the smoke plume...
I doubt its a test. These are state contracts which go to the lowest bidder. I have first hand knowledge of a different company which handles quite a few states. To say the systems are held together with band aids and bubblegum is an understatement.
IMO its a symptom of how we’re holding on by our fingernails.
It was 57 ask obama
Which states were involved? Unable to find a complete list.
Thank you for posting this. I’ve been prepping for a couple of years. My kids think I’m crazy. But, they know I don’t cry wolf unless here is a wolf.
Again, thanks for posting this.
Oatmeal, cabbage, meats for seasoning (not as the main course), potatoes, carrots, apples, etc.... Especially key is what's in season and preserve it.
Did you know you can buy 100# sacks of potatoes for $5.00? The ones that are too big. Same with carrots. A harvested field leaves behind at least 10% edible crop residue or uncollected items.
When the suckers run in the spring, you can walk into the knee deep water and toss em on shore while your partner loads up burlap bags of them. You take em home, clean, skin, and pickle the filets. It's nothing to load up 300 pounds in your trunk in two hours.
It's hard family work that keeps you connected, away from the TV, and out of the bars. It's all about choices.
Heading home tomorrow, where I live 35 miles SW of Chicago. Let the little government cheese eaters starve as far as I'm concerned. They voted for this shit, they get to live (and die) in it.
As the LDS say When the emergency is upon us the time for preparedness has past.
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And don’t expect them to share with gentiles either. LDS ‘preparedness’ is all about hoarding.
Where I live, we live preparedness as a way of life, we don’t expect anything from the government, but we won’t hoard either. We will help our neighbors.
No one is getting my stash of sauerkraut. This last week our family did up 27 heads of cabbage into kraut.
Now I just need onions and a pig. And some potatoes...
Would you consider bartering it for some fresh game, or canned beets, tomatoes, or salsa?
Oh and I can bring the onions and potatoes... ;)
Need ammo and want to know if it's safe to go to Walmart.
Don’t forget kraut salad!
Our local dollar store had a sign up that soory ebt users , things were on the blink, it looked current, but I’m a taxpayer, what do I know.
Kahlua pig is yummmmy.. Done that a couple times. I got some nice apples for him..
I’m most impressed by the number of people that leave their full carts in the store with perishable items. These same people and more usually leave their empty cart brushing up against my car or behind it, requiring me to move it. Its always some one else’s job.
Its seems govt. money or free money cant buy decency or good manners.
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