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EBT system down for some parts of US, CNY apparently not affected
CNYCentral ^ | 10/12/13 | Laura Hand

Posted on 10/12/2013 10:54:12 AM PDT by workerbee

Some grocery and food shoppers who were trying to used government benefit cards to pay got a rude awakening on Saturday morning: their EBT cards were not working.

A check here in Central New York, however, showed that grocery chains were apparently unaffected.

We are being told that a technical services vendor (Xerox) had a power outage which did affect being able to pay with a benefits card in several states. As of early Saturday afternoon, the debit system was back up and the SNAP program was being rebooted, with expectations that all services would be back up shortly.


TOPICS: Business/Economy; Culture/Society; Front Page News; News/Current Events; US: New York
KEYWORDS: ebt; foodlinereplacement; foodstamps; govtshutdown; impeachnow; newyork; obamapunishes; operationwhipcracker; shtf; shutdown; welfare; wellfare

1 posted on 10/12/2013 10:54:12 AM PDT by workerbee
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To: workerbee

EXCELLENT!


2 posted on 10/12/2013 10:55:22 AM PDT by rrrod (at home in Medellin Colombia)
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To: workerbee; Kartographer; Travis McGee; LucyT

Test run...


3 posted on 10/12/2013 10:55:34 AM PDT by null and void (I'm betting on an Obama Trifecta: A Nobel Peace Prize, an Impeachment, AND a War Crimes Trial...)
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To: workerbee

Oh, snap...


4 posted on 10/12/2013 10:55:52 AM PDT by Hegemony Cricket (The emperor < still > has no pedigree.)
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To: null and void

Things that make you go “hmmm”


5 posted on 10/12/2013 10:56:24 AM PDT by workerbee (The President of the United States is DOMESTIC ENEMY #1)
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To: workerbee

There is a God!


6 posted on 10/12/2013 10:56:48 AM PDT by Cowboy Bob (They are called "Liberals" because the word "parasite" was already taken.)
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To: workerbee

Republicans are to blame!
News at 11!


7 posted on 10/12/2013 10:56:54 AM PDT by ObozoMustGo2012
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To: workerbee

A drill.


8 posted on 10/12/2013 10:57:00 AM PDT by grumpygresh (Democrats delenda est. New US economy: Fascism on top, Socialism on the bottom.)
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Methinks this was a little hint to congress. I don’t even want to know what 3 weeks without EBT would look like.


9 posted on 10/12/2013 10:57:29 AM PDT by Crimson Elephant
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To: workerbee

The deadbeats won’t like this.


10 posted on 10/12/2013 10:57:52 AM PDT by Antihero101607
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To: workerbee
I've heard about this in MD, VA, MI, and MS so far today.

Methinks 0bama might be playing his hand a little too early.

5.56mm

11 posted on 10/12/2013 10:58:39 AM PDT by M Kehoe
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To: Crimson Elephant; All
More info and comments here: Per Baltimore Radio (WCBM) food stamp system is down.

Appears to be quite widespread.

12 posted on 10/12/2013 10:59:04 AM PDT by workerbee (The President of the United States is DOMESTIC ENEMY #1)
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To: workerbee

Cue the rioting,looting and burning...


13 posted on 10/12/2013 11:00:30 AM PDT by Signalman
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To: workerbee

Hilarious. Those poor poor people. What they must be going through... /s


14 posted on 10/12/2013 11:01:13 AM PDT by petercooper
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To: workerbee

“Ah’m hongry.”


15 posted on 10/12/2013 11:01:21 AM PDT by tumblindice (America's foundinge fathers: All armed conservatives.)
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To: workerbee

Women and minorities hurt the most.....


16 posted on 10/12/2013 11:04:24 AM PDT by 4yearlurker (Hey Barry...close this!)
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To: Antihero101607

Imagine if it was the 1st of the month!


17 posted on 10/12/2013 11:04:38 AM PDT by workerbee (The President of the United States is DOMESTIC ENEMY #1)
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To: rrrod

Now the reality and the fun begins. The Republican Party needs to point out that only 17 % of the government is shut down and that Obama has the final say on who stays open and who doesn’t in the shutdown process before he tries to pin the blame on them. They also need to remind people how’s he intentionally tried to make the process increasingly difficult on the public as of late.


18 posted on 10/12/2013 11:06:20 AM PDT by jsanders2001
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To: workerbee
Will Obama Stop the Music This November?

Link to Free Republic thread posted last week.


19 posted on 10/12/2013 11:07:30 AM PDT by Travis McGee (www.EnemiesForeignAndDomestic.com)
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To: workerbee

Must be another one of those glitches. Maybe they got their wires crossed trying to fix the Obamacare website. Damn, accidents happen. /sarc

Don’t you believe it. This was on purpose!


20 posted on 10/12/2013 11:08:01 AM PDT by dforest
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To: M Kehoe
Down in Atlanta GA: http://www.ajc.com/news/news/national-govt-politics/ebt-benefits-system-down-across-atlanta/nbMcR/
21 posted on 10/12/2013 11:08:08 AM PDT by AnAmericanMother (Ecce Crucem Domini, fugite partes adversae. Vicit Leo de Tribu Iuda, Radix David, Alleluia!)
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To: workerbee

In a related story: super markets report decline in sales of prime rib, lobster and “cooking” wine.


22 posted on 10/12/2013 11:10:19 AM PDT by Brandonmark (OWCM is The new American Minority! 11.06.12 - Day of Infamy!)
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To: AnAmericanMother

San Diego 10 minutes ago.


23 posted on 10/12/2013 11:10:28 AM PDT by DIRTYSECRET (urope. Why do they put up with this.)
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To: Brandonmark

Skittles and watermelon tea, too!


24 posted on 10/12/2013 11:11:19 AM PDT by workerbee (The President of the United States is DOMESTIC ENEMY #1)
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To: null and void

could be a test run!


25 posted on 10/12/2013 11:16:53 AM PDT by GeronL
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To: M Kehoe

Ohio and Georgia too


26 posted on 10/12/2013 11:17:19 AM PDT by GeronL
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To: workerbee

My wife found that out this morning. Checkout was asking whether it was EBT or other payment. As soon as she was told EBT was down, she checked out, loaded up, and then went back in for backup supplies.

Yes, WE have read Matt Bracken. . .


27 posted on 10/12/2013 11:18:57 AM PDT by Salgak (http://catalogoftehburningstoopid.blogspot.com 100% all-natural snark !)
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To: workerbee; LucyT; 2ndDivisionVet

28 posted on 10/12/2013 11:20:27 AM PDT by KC_Lion (Build the America you want to live in at your address, and keep looking up.-Sarah Palin)
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To: workerbee

No, the systems were being updated.


29 posted on 10/12/2013 11:29:22 AM PDT by freekitty (Give me back my conservative vote; then find me a real conservative to vote for)
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To: workerbee

When they go to leave the confines of the inner city is when it will get REAL interesting. I envision it to be kinda like the “Walking Dead” show.....only it will be “Walking Democrats” instead. At that point, the political hacks will have lost control.
Even if odongo delcares obamalaw into effect, it will be too massive a blowout. Maybe thats why he has all those foreign troops on standby at Ft. Polk and other places? Training exercise? Hardly. They just brought a huge bunch of them over the past few days. And yes, NSA, we know ALL about them. You clowns aren’t the only ones with “eyes and ears”. Go tell your communist boy-king it will still not be enough.


30 posted on 10/12/2013 11:34:12 AM PDT by lgjhn23 (It's easy to be liberal when you're dumber than a box of rocks.)
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To: workerbee

I saw a sign at the grocery store the other day that EBT would be unavailable all day either today or tomorrow, I don’t remember which.


31 posted on 10/12/2013 11:40:03 AM PDT by Darth Reardon (Is it any wonder I'm not the president?)
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To: workerbee

Wait ‘til they fail completely. Then the freebie crowd will really have something to rally around. Its why that exec order exists that will let Obama confiscate the food supplies.


32 posted on 10/12/2013 11:52:36 AM PDT by Don Corleone ("Oil the gun..eat the cannoli. Take it to the Mattress.")
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33 posted on 10/12/2013 11:52:44 AM PDT by musicman (Until I see the REAL Long Form Vault BC, he's just "PRES__ENT" Obama = Without "ID")
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To: Brandonmark

Worked in one for a while. The amount of “essential” stuff they could buy shocked me. Once saw one buy a $75 birthday cake and about $65 of Häagen-Dazs ice cream on food stamps.


34 posted on 10/12/2013 12:06:38 PM PDT by matt04
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To: workerbee

"They'll blame the Republicans. After a few days, governors will have to call out the National Guard. Life's good!"

"Governor, things are getting much, much worse! They're leaving the inner cities and heading for the suburbs!"


35 posted on 10/12/2013 12:13:09 PM PDT by COBOL2Java (I'm a Christian, pro-life, pro-gun, Reaganite. The GOP hates me. Why should I vote for them?)
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To: COBOL2Java

“I have come on the most urgent of business. It is said that the people are revolting!”

“You said it; they stink on ice.”


36 posted on 10/12/2013 12:15:36 PM PDT by dfwgator
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To: matt04

My former neighbor, got divorced and went on welfare. She buys the steaks for family bbqs with her food stamp card. Not even kidding.


37 posted on 10/12/2013 12:17:03 PM PDT by riri (Plannedopolis-look it up. It's how the elites plan for US to live.)
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To: dforest

Of course it is...what is surprising is that bammy is so obivious! Can’t wrap my mind around somebody being so blantly obivious-he really must think he is untouchable.

Scary part is...maybe he is with all these b_lless wonders around DC.


38 posted on 10/12/2013 12:20:12 PM PDT by seeker41 (take your country back by whatever means necessary)
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To: riri

I would be attempted to “invite” myself, since I paid for it.


39 posted on 10/12/2013 12:23:11 PM PDT by matt04
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To: All

am I the only one that noticed the following.
there is a tv commercial for something like nomorehunger.org, or something similar. anyhow, they usually get an actor like matt damon, and he says “hi, my name is steve, I lost my job and wonder how I can feed my family now”
then, matt looks up and asks the real steve, how did I do.
well, there is another one with some female actress, and when she looks up to her real life counterpart, the real woman is at least 250 pounds, at least.
and they are trying to tell us she cant feed her family?

did they purposely do that because they’re telling us , we take you for fools?


40 posted on 10/12/2013 12:50:16 PM PDT by willywill
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To: lgjhn23
When they go to leave the confines of the inner city is when it will get REAL interesting. I envision it to be kinda like the “Walking Dead” show.....only it will be “Walking Democrats” instead. At that point, the political hacks will have lost control.

I envision it as Hurricane Katrina, except without all the wind and water. I wish I had television, so I could see Shep Smith standing by one of those abandoned shopping carts (chock full of tenderloin, frozen waffles, Cheetos, cookies and soda pop) crying his mascara off and asking where FEMA is before remembering to blame it on Ted Cruz and the "Republican shutdown".
41 posted on 10/12/2013 1:03:40 PM PDT by LostInBayport (When there are more people riding in the cart than there are pulling it, the cart stops moving...)
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To: LostInBayport
I envision it as Hurricane Katrina, except without all the wind and water. I wish I had television, so I could see Shep Smith standing by one of those abandoned shopping carts (chock full of tenderloin, frozen waffles, Cheetos, cookies and soda pop) crying his mascara off and asking where FEMA is before remembering to blame it on Ted Cruz and the "Republican shutdown".

That's funny but disturbing close to reality. I recall during Katrina that Geraldo was crying on-air and claiming that babies were starving/dying.

42 posted on 10/12/2013 1:09:34 PM PDT by matt1234 (obamacare: the "New Coke" of the 21st Century)
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To: workerbee

This is what someone called me about earlier, said Obama was shutting down food stamps. ReallY?


43 posted on 10/12/2013 1:20:37 PM PDT by BeadCounter
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To: workerbee

I just checked Twitter. OMG. The thugs and thugettes are convinced foodstamps are “cut off” for good and it’s spreading like wildfire.

Might we see our first riots before the end of the day? End of the weekend?


44 posted on 10/12/2013 1:23:22 PM PDT by hoagy62 ("Tyranny, like hell, is not easily conquered..."-Thomas Paine. 1776)
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To: hoagy62

Don’t know. But for some reason the name Franz Ferdinand keeps echoing in my head..... ;-)


45 posted on 10/12/2013 1:24:37 PM PDT by workerbee (The President of the United States is DOMESTIC ENEMY #1)
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To: hoagy62
Might we see our first riots before the end of the day? End of the weekend?

I really do NOT want riots. I'm out of popcorn.

46 posted on 10/12/2013 2:02:09 PM PDT by matt1234 (obamacare: the "New Coke" of the 21st Century)
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To: tumblindice

Some survivalist show (for what that’s worth) said that healthy humans can go over thirty days without food, as long as they have enough water. I’d bet a sizeable portion of the EBT Nation could go even longer.


47 posted on 10/12/2013 2:35:12 PM PDT by mrsmel (One Who Can See)
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To: tumblindice

“Gimme yo’ foo!”


48 posted on 10/12/2013 3:44:18 PM PDT by miserare (Fire Eric Holder!)
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To: Hegemony Cricket
Oh, snap...

You got me hearing electronic female voices....

49 posted on 10/13/2013 4:08:38 AM PDT by trebb (Where in the the hell has my country gone?)
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