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Food stamp debit cards not working in many states(Interesting pic at link;)
Santa Cruz Sentinel ^ | 10/12/2013 | Associated Press

Posted on 10/12/2013 1:21:20 PM PDT by mdittmar

People in Ohio, Michigan and several other states found themselves unable to use their food stamp debit cards on Saturday, after a routine check by vendor Xerox Corp. resulted in a system failure. Shoppers from Maine to Oklahoma had to abandon baskets of groceries because they couldn't access their benefits.

Ohio's cash and food assistance card payment systems went down at 11 a.m., said Benjamin Johnson, a spokesman for the Ohio Department of Job and Family Services. Ohio's cash system has been fixed, however its electronic benefits transfer card system is still down. All states that use Xerox systems are affected by the outage.

(Excerpt) Read more at hosted.ap.org ...


TOPICS: News/Current Events; US: Maine; US: Michigan; US: Ohio; US: Oklahoma
KEYWORDS: ebt; foodlinereplacement; foodstamps; govtshutdown; impeachnow; maine; michigan; obamapunishes; ohio; oklahoma; operationwhipcracker; wellfare
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1 posted on 10/12/2013 1:21:20 PM PDT by mdittmar
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To: mdittmar

So it begins...


2 posted on 10/12/2013 1:22:14 PM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet (You can't invade the mainland US There'd be a rifle behind every blade of grass.)
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To: mdittmar

We stopped into a store here in Western PA and saw a sign on the door that their EBT system was not working.


3 posted on 10/12/2013 1:23:46 PM PDT by rightwingintelligentsia (Democrats: The perfect party for the helpless and stupid, and those who would rule over them.)
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To: mdittmar

They are stirring the addicted


4 posted on 10/12/2013 1:23:59 PM PDT by ronnie raygun
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To: mdittmar

Saw no pic at link. What was it, or can you post?


5 posted on 10/12/2013 1:24:07 PM PDT by nfldgirl
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To: mdittmar
"...abandon baskets of groceries because they couldn't access their benefits."

For some reason when i see that word "benefits it annoys me.

6 posted on 10/12/2013 1:26:03 PM PDT by mosaicwolf (Strength and Honor)
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To: mdittmar

No picture, just some video about stock market stuff.


7 posted on 10/12/2013 1:26:31 PM PDT by doorgunner69
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To: mdittmar

When the Music Stops: How America’s Cities May Explode In Violence.” (When the EBT system fails.)

http://westernrifleshooters.wordpress.com/2012/09/03/bracken-when-the-music-stops-how-americas-cities-may-explode-in-violence/

Will Obama Stop the Music This November? (FR thread from last week.)

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-bloggers/3076688/posts


8 posted on 10/12/2013 1:28:10 PM PDT by Travis McGee (www.EnemiesForeignAndDomestic.com)
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To: rightwingintelligentsia
We stopped into a store here in Western PA and saw a sign on the door that their EBT system was not working.

Saw one in Philly.

9 posted on 10/12/2013 1:28:59 PM PDT by Stentor
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To: mdittmar

Cards don’t work on Saturday; riots begin on Monday, followed by martial law on Tuesday.


10 posted on 10/12/2013 1:30:15 PM PDT by NTHockey (Rules of engagement #1: Take no prisoners. And to the NSA trolls, FU)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
This was the pic and caption when I first saw the story.


Reid Open the government let us pay our bills

11 posted on 10/12/2013 1:30:49 PM PDT by mdittmar
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

That was EXACTLY what I thought when I saw the headline, before I opened the thread. GMTA.


12 posted on 10/12/2013 1:32:38 PM PDT by HartleyMBaldwin
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To: mdittmar

Test run...


13 posted on 10/12/2013 1:33:45 PM PDT by neodad (USS Vincennes (CG-49) Freedom's Fortress)
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To: doorgunner69
See post 11,it's a video,just captured the pic.

Thought it was interesting considering the headline.

14 posted on 10/12/2013 1:34:21 PM PDT by mdittmar
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To: mdittmar

Government giveth, government taketh.

Enjoy it liberals.


15 posted on 10/12/2013 1:35:12 PM PDT by unixfox (Abolish Slavery, Repeal the 16th Amendment)
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To: mdittmar

Prepper alert. The savages are being stirred up.


16 posted on 10/12/2013 1:35:36 PM PDT by kaehurowing
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To: mdittmar

I was in a store this AM when the announcement was made “ Our EBT system is down”. Within minutes I counted 5 or 6 carts loaded with food sitting the aisles. One economy size Obama voter was yelling at a cashier -—— like the cashier had anything to do with it!


17 posted on 10/12/2013 1:36:44 PM PDT by TaMoDee (Go Pack Go!)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

My son works at Kroger. I can’t wait to hear the story.


18 posted on 10/12/2013 1:37:13 PM PDT by AppyPappy (Obama: What did I not know and when did I not know it?)
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To: mdittmar

19 posted on 10/12/2013 1:37:23 PM PDT by RckyRaCoCo (Shall Not Be Infringed)
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To: Mean Maryjean

See post 11


20 posted on 10/12/2013 1:39:25 PM PDT by mdittmar
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To: mdittmar

The article mentions people not being able to feed their kids. That would mean they don’t even keep a day’s worth of food on hand? Wow.


21 posted on 10/12/2013 1:42:37 PM PDT by snippy_about_it
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To: NTHockey
Cards don’t work on Saturday; riots begin on Monday, followed by martial law on Tuesday.

Followed by a coup d'état on Wednesday?

Make it so.

22 posted on 10/12/2013 1:42:39 PM PDT by RckyRaCoCo (Shall Not Be Infringed)
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To: RckyRaCoCo

Here is what happens when Popeye’s runs out of chicken.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8pyW6w5B7Aw

“How we s’poze tuh feed our kidz?”


23 posted on 10/12/2013 1:47:12 PM PDT by Cowgirl of Justice
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To: snippy_about_it

Bet their taking to their Ipads,computers and cellphones right now to post on twitter and facebook about how they can’t feed their kids.


24 posted on 10/12/2013 1:49:27 PM PDT by mdittmar
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To: mdittmar

What pictures?


25 posted on 10/12/2013 1:50:11 PM PDT by Cyber Liberty (It's hard to accept the truth when the lies were exactly what you wanted to hear.)
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To: snippy_about_it

The article mentions people not being able to feed their kids. That would mean they don’t even keep a day’s worth of food on hand? Wow.
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Good point.

We’re in worse trouble than we realize.


26 posted on 10/12/2013 1:50:41 PM PDT by laplata (Liberals don't get it .... their minds are diseased.)
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To: RckyRaCoCo

You mean a de-coup d’etat on Wednesday?


27 posted on 10/12/2013 1:50:57 PM PDT by txhurl ('The DOG ate my homework. That homework, too. ALL my homework. OK?' - POSHITUS)
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To: Cyber Liberty

See post 11


28 posted on 10/12/2013 1:52:16 PM PDT by mdittmar
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To: mdittmar

So STARVE, LEECHES!


29 posted on 10/12/2013 1:52:31 PM PDT by US Navy Vet (Go Packers! Go Rockies! Go Boston Bruins! See, I'm "Diverse"!)
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To: mdittmar
Is this a practice run, maybe, for the inevitable day when the EBT cards really do not work?

This is what will happen when 75 million EBT cards all flash Error:


30 posted on 10/12/2013 1:53:29 PM PDT by Bon of Babble (Don't want to brag...but I can still fit into the earrings I wore in high school!!)
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To: mdittmar

How timely. Yesterday I was at a local health food store getting me some bulk flour and rolled oats. A nicely dressed and portly woman of Obamian persuasion asked an older worker there for help. She was looking for powdered golden seal. The guy took her to the bin and told her to help herself with the plastic baggie and the scooper. The lady then mumbled something and the employee asked her to speak up. She asked, “Will my Link cover this?” Link is an Illinois version of EBT. The guy tells her the store doesn’t accept link. And her soft demeanor turns on the dime. She asks, loudly, “Why not?” And the man, bless his heart, told her, “Because it’s our store and we don’t want to.” She dropped her baggie on the bin and literally stomped her way a 2012 SUV and drove away. The man and I shared a look and a smile.


31 posted on 10/12/2013 1:53:41 PM PDT by AD from SpringBay (http://jonah2eight.blogspot.com/)
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To: Travis McGee; Kartographer
Hey, Travis, the article says some folks were angry (but no report of violence). Extrapolating forward, maybe day one of an outage won’t bring violence, but it starts on day two. Perhaps on day one, they will think it’s going to be fixed, but day two means grab it and run - over people if necessary.
32 posted on 10/12/2013 1:54:10 PM PDT by Marcella ((Prepping can save your life today. I am a Christian, not a Muslim.))
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To: mdittmar
Shoppers left carts of groceries behind

Abandon all groceries, ye who enter here.

33 posted on 10/12/2013 1:57:11 PM PDT by MUDDOG
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To: Cowgirl of Justice
I agree with her...

...they should of had a chackt'r trailer filled with chick'ns in the back.

(hell, they should have all called 911!)

34 posted on 10/12/2013 1:58:15 PM PDT by RckyRaCoCo (Shall Not Be Infringed)
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To: Bon of Babble

“This is what will happen when 75 million EBT cards all flash Error: The Day the EBT died.”

Great post. When the Freebies come to an end.


35 posted on 10/12/2013 1:58:31 PM PDT by SharpRightTurn (White, black, and red all over--America's affirmative action, metrosexual president.)
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To: mdittmar

Hmmmm! The Gov checking out the mayhem.

Software upgrades without notice eh?

Bullchit.


36 posted on 10/12/2013 2:02:04 PM PDT by eyedigress ((zOld storm chaser from the west)/ ?s)
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http://instagram.com/p/fX3NNAHTsR/#


37 posted on 10/12/2013 2:02:53 PM PDT by smokingfrog ( sleep with one eye open (<o> ---)
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To: mdittmar
Given current trends, many folks do not cook meals at home, or keep food in the house other than snack food. Neighbor lady takes her six young ‘uns out to eat every day, three meals a day at local fast food outlets. Not once have I ever seen her bringing groceries home. Many like her out there. Those children may go hungry tonight. Life is all about choices. Stood in line to spend what cash you had on those new "Jordans," and iPhone 5 did ya'? Hope they taste good.
38 posted on 10/12/2013 2:03:10 PM PDT by PowderMonkey (WILL WORK FOR AMMO)
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To: neodad

Yep!


39 posted on 10/12/2013 2:04:29 PM PDT by eyedigress ((zOld storm chaser from the west)/ ?s)
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To: MUDDOG

LOL;)


40 posted on 10/12/2013 2:06:47 PM PDT by mdittmar
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To: mdittmar

Please God, let them all run to the White House, knock on the door and ask for their Obamamoney!

Please!!!!


41 posted on 10/12/2013 2:07:19 PM PDT by diamond6 (Behold this Heart which has so loved men!" Jesus to St. Margaret Mary)
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To: mdittmar

Valuable teaching moment here.....when the government gives, it can take away. Depend on yourself.....NOT Uncle Sam’s gifts by theft. Sadly, those that need the lesson won’t get it, they’re too busy being outraged.


42 posted on 10/12/2013 2:07:28 PM PDT by liberalh8ter (The only difference between flash mob 'urban yutes' and U.S. politicians is the hoodies.)
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To: liberalh8ter

It is sad,sad to see,sad to watch.


43 posted on 10/12/2013 2:09:32 PM PDT by mdittmar
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To: Cowgirl of Justice

wow. Unbelievable how pissed off these people are. Also, how do they expect to feed their kids??? Really??? If you can’t go to Popeye’s, you can’t just go someplace else, or eat at home??? There was no alternative to Popeye’s at all???


44 posted on 10/12/2013 2:10:24 PM PDT by Dilbert San Diego
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To: txhurl

Or as a caller on CSPAN once said.... “dey coupé de ville”


45 posted on 10/12/2013 2:12:10 PM PDT by RckyRaCoCo (Shall Not Be Infringed)
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To: Dilbert San Diego

It’s living hand-to-mouth. These people are so irresponsible that we’re not just paying to raise their kids: We’re feeding them.


46 posted on 10/12/2013 2:16:03 PM PDT by tumblindice (America's foundinge fathers: All armed conservatives.)
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To: Dilbert San Diego

A year ago or so, I linked a Ga youtube video that was from a newscast. The ebt system was down temporarily and they showed the fallout from that. Within minutes of me posting it, the video was pulled from youtube.


47 posted on 10/12/2013 2:16:22 PM PDT by Cowgirl of Justice
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To: Travis McGee

You were right. No surprise. How much longer? EBT not “purposely” cut off though (well yeah it is), just one of those unfortunate SNAFUs... shame about the inevitable riots, violence, and death.


48 posted on 10/12/2013 2:17:03 PM PDT by Ezekiel (The Obama-nation began with the Inauguration of Desolation.)
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To: neodad; mdittmar
neodad :" Test run..."

1st inner-city salvo aimed by the "SPITE HOUSE "
Culprit to soon be identified on NBC / CBS as :Cruz and the "Tea Party " .
You know the Dems want the constituancy to " feel the pain " of loss of their 'entitlements '.

49 posted on 10/12/2013 2:18:22 PM PDT by Tilted Irish Kilt (Enlightened statesmen will not always be at the helm. -- James Madison)
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"A riot is an ungly thingk... undt, I tink, that it is chust about time ve had vun."

...and give us law abiding folk a chance to thin out the scum.

50 posted on 10/12/2013 2:18:51 PM PDT by Feckless (I was trained by the US << This Tagline Censored by FR >> ain't that irOnic?)
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