Skip to comments.EBT To Shut Down Nationwide Starting November
Posted on 10/15/2013 7:59:03 AM PDT by TigerClaws
Me too. If/when this happens and I see it propagating out of the urban centers, I'll be working from home via VPN. I'll be needed at home to be standing a watch for zombies.
The government will get the Senate and House to okay borrowing again, likely today, so the food stamp program won’t shut down -this time.
I have a good supply of Centurion 12GA ammo that has a .65 caliber steel ball encased in a nylon rifled insert. It basically turns your shotgun into a pump action musket that is accurate out to 50 yards or so. They are nasty.
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It appeared to me that the individual states could use their discretionary funds to support those programs, but I may have misinterpreted.
I bought my farm in central KY for something like this, but didn’t think it would really matter. It still might now, but this development is certainly interesting.
Did you make sure nobody saw you take all those extra groceries outta your car?
CONGRESS ASKS PRESIDENT FOR TURKEY RELIEF, TOLD TO STUFF IT.
I probably could use more range time. Hate to use the ammo, though.
I sincerely hope this one turns out to be bogus.
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Could be a false story planted to add pressure to get the GOP to cave.
Youre foolish to look forward to that.
During the winter, we keep blankets, food and flashlights in the car unless we are stuck in a blizard. We’re ready, but not looking forward to it if it happens.
Do the stories of the DHS getting prepared for "something big" take on a bigger meaning now?
Do the stories of FEMA camps mean a bit more in light of this possible shutdown of the EBT system?
Better to be prepared. And that means now. Get right with God.
Lo, I am with you always,
even to the end of the age.
I will never leave you nor forsake you.
There are three stop lights close together between my Kroger and Walmart. I think the food stamp card holders go to Walmart, as I only see well dressed older people in my Kroger. Seldom is there a child in Kroger. It’s quiet and we older people help other older people in there. It is very pleasant to shop there. They also don’t allow more than two people waiting to check out. When there is a third person waiting, the manager opens another register.
If the cards quit working, that Walmart will go nuts. The Kroger won’t.
Note to self: stock up on ammo and magazines.
Given a choice between being unarmed in a rural setting or armed in an urban setting, I’d opt for rural—but rural and armed seems clearly the superior option, if possible.
As though we needed yet ANOTHER reason for a run on guns and ammo!
“Live in a urban area, do ya?”
Conversely, shipments may stop going to rural areas too having been prioritized for delivery to ‘critical recipients’ aka the politically-connected. The military would quickly control the highways and likely the deliveries too.
Of course, home delivery at night. Lights off at the house and made sure my corner streetlight was out. :)
What will stop the walmart ebt holders from going across the street to the kroger once they’ve pillaged the walmart?
“Its pretty commonly used these days all over the internet.”
Not by humans!
Not by humans!
That made me sick to my stomach and to think that each one of those kids are going to grow up feral too.
It is not relevant to what I was trying to say about whether I live in a rural or urban setting.
Full disclosure, where I live the population density is 641 per sq mile - but I am only about one good afternoon’s walk from a town of 70,000.
And yes, I am armed.
Cuban Leaf summed it up well in his post above - there’s a difference between being prepared and looking forward to it.
As I read the posts here and other places, there is always a good mix of prepared people (and no matter HOW MUCH YOU THINK YOU ARE PREPARED, the REALITY WOULD BE VASTLY DIFFERENT!!!) and those who seem to look forward to it like shooting fish in a barrel or some kind of new-fangled ultimate violence video game or “Survivor” rerun.
If the only answer a person has to civil disruption is “Time to start shooting people” well then I kinda hope those folks are the first ones to see the inside of a FEMA camp.
What is SecDev?
Not trying to be snarky but food you are eating today probably should have been bought 2 years ago. Just a heads up.
I live in a town of 1200—and we are a good day’s walk from a town of 1300 and another of 3500, and I feel a bit too urban. The rule of thumb to be at least two gas-tanks away from a major urban centre seems a good one—and we’re only half a tank away from one and a full tank away from another.
As opposed to going looking for a job.
Obama has ensured there are so few jobs available that there are not nearly enough, even at minimum wages.
On the other hand, most of these people are completely unemployable for any honest job. They have lost all work ethic, work incentive, honesty, pride, and the ability to do any job except cash their "free" EBT cards and bitch about how people are taking advantage of them. Well, a lot of them are pretty good at squirting out babies, selling dope, and committing crimes of every kind. But then, that's not "honest" work.
Most of them won't even make a decent army once the music stops, the rampaging kicks in, and they finish burning down their neighborhoods. They'll just become roving angry mobs and cannon fodder for their masters to expend against the real America.
The most dangerous ones are the street gangs and ex-jailbirds. This is a huge group and they can get really ugly, really fast. Murder and mayhem are ways of life to them. They are good at it, are used to organization, and are ruthless as hell. They'll be more than happy to rape, steal, torture, and murder whomever and whenever they feel like it. This will be the real army. They will be a genuine threat to those outside their own community.
Get bullets and beans now, folks. Then get as far away from the urban feral centers as soon as you possibly can when the "free" money stops. They will quickly look like something like the Liberian Civil War.
In other words, have a plan. The 0bama organization does.
By choice. Other than the certifiably mentally ill or the physically infirm there shouldn't be any free handouts.
And absolutely impossible if they don't look
No it doesn’t. Standard way that documents received by the gvt are marked.
Ma Deuce likes it when they're hung up getting through the wire.
Your property doesn’t have to be zombie proof - it just has to look less “worth it” than the guy down the road.
You mean that the junk car in my driveway and the refrigerator in my lawn are finally good for something?
>>and the price comes down for those who actually have their own money.<<
It all depends on whether or not we miss a payment on our national debt bills. If we do the dollar will drop in value like the Titanic. A $100 bill will buy a gallon of gas. Gold will be in high demand.
“Im also hearing that there will be a nationwide power grid shutdown in November.”
I have, too.
Don’t forget to provide for your pets—buy extra food.
What is SecDev?
Secretary of Defense...the traitor Chuck Hagel.
If I buy groceries, it's only young black men and me who pay cash for food. Being a young or middle aged black man is a lonely place. Nobody wants you cause you ain't worth nothin.
Is there a lonelier and more terrifying position to be in than being a black male educated by the public school system, about to turn 18? At that age he's no longer an income source, but a draw-down on the family. Streets, gangs, or prison is the majority outcome.
If there actually are riots: Kroger is about 7 blocks down from Walmart. The set-up is Walmart at one end of the street and HEB at the other end of the street with Kroger in the middle. I think they will skip upscale Kroger and head to HEB after Walmart. Kroger will be the last to be robbed if riots continue. I actually believe there would be a police response to guard the Kroger as it is one of their premiere stores. If they don’t shoot to stop the rioters, yes, they will be overrun and the Kroger goes down, too, but later than Walmart and HEB.
I’m thinking it’s a misspelling of SecDef, but that’s just me.
“Shutdown will cause federal funding for Section 8 to dry up Nov. 1, Massachusetts housing official says”
Kinda makes you wonder where, if Fed money is paying for all the parks and welfare in the country, does all the money from high state taxes go to?
Better to avoid all the drama if/when they riot in/around the walmart.
Stay home, check defense preps and sip peppermint tea.
It appears to be from a gov website. http://www.usda.gov/ That would make it authentic IMO.
Thanks for the ping...I guess...
Pretty sobering stuff....
Im thinking its a misspelling of SecDef, but thats just me.
You are correct sir, it’s not just you but what difference does it make now?
I’ll correct it and I’ll bet I’ll get a whole bunch of positive comments on my ‘shop’ then.
But if kept in their ghettos, that could be put to positive use.