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EBT down in NY...anyone else? (& PA & NJ)

 
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OP, I wish you well and hope things turn around for you. I think some are put off because you post about EBTs being down but you can obviously still afford a cell phone with a data plan or Internet.

Regardless, thanks for the heads up because somewhere out there there are a percentage of welfare zombies who will react badly if they don't get their free stuff.

They won't be thoughtful and post a warning or inquiry here they'll just riot.

OP, I would rather the system provide interim assistance for you than give free stuff to illegals and pot smoking slacker college kids.
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If you have read the entire thread, you would see where she already said it is not her Internet. Dude, it's called wifi.... You can hook up to anyone's open wifi signal and use the Internet...... And for the record, a phone can do that without even having phone service or a data plan..... I found that out from Verizon when my iPhone was stollen last week.... It works the same as an iPod would....
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I"m thinking about getting some chickens, but I read somehwere that by the time you buy the feed and the medications that they need, it's cheaper to buy the eggs from the store.

I don't know. I am planting a huge garden this spring tho. Got a used garden tiller off craigslist a few months ago.
 Quoting: Lisa*Lisa


This is true. It's not cheaper than buying eggs...but if life as we know it ends, at least you'll have a source of food for a while. If you have a decent amount of land, they can forage for themselves if push comes to shove.
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Yea, my neighbor did that. He had a total of 12 chickens to start. He would let them out in the morning and they would come back at night.

Funny thing was that they would spend most of the day at my place hunting and pecking in the dirt eating insects. I loved watching them. They would climb up on my front steps and all sit there in a row for hours on end. It was sooo entertaining!

Then, one by one, they disappeared and he never did find out what happened to them. I know my neighbor's dog killed a few, and the rest.......well they all just slowly disappeared.

We have fox, bears, owls.....live in the woods. Lots of predators here, so they would have to be caged for their own protection unfortunately.
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They really are entertaining! I think they make great pets...with dividends. :) Maybe you could keep them caged most of the time, but let them out for a while each day when you could keep an eye on them. Mine are in my backyard, so I'm not sure how far they would wander if they had wide open spaces.
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For entertainment, hit up search.twitter.com and search EBT. I had that open in another tab after clicking this link, only seeing a GLPTweets mention and a couple others. Came back to it a few minutes later and 5 new tweets. Then a few minutes later, 25 new tweets. People who use EBT are gonna freak out a little bit...
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And before anyone calls me a useless eater I've worked all my life and am having some health issues that are preventing me from working right not..but not forever.

Haven't been on it long so don't know is this is unusual or not.
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Wow guys have some respect

OP I'm sorry for your plight, I hope it's resolved soon or you have someone to help you out / fall back on
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pretty doomy, id say


i cannot imagine having kids and being denied food coz the card wont work



but see now just how easy it is for the govt to have you by the privates?


save us obama!

no! dont cut us off obama!


but really, i pity those with kids especially

regardless of your politics, it is a fucking OUTRAGE that kids are being denied food because the cards wont work
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Wow guys have some respect

OP I'm sorry for your plight, I hope it's resolved soon or you have someone to help you out / fall back on
 Quoting: Anonymous Coward 19202196


I'm not the op, but thank you for your humane sentiments.
I know people who would starve without EBT due to illnesses and circumstances.

Anyone with a heart would understand.
SPEAK UP. SILENCE IS DEADLY!

I am currently experiencing life at several WTFs per hour.

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Kind of funny how you can't afford groceries we buy for you but you seem to have enough for your internet service. Society needs to rid this country with the like of you. It should be the survival of the fittest, then we wouldnt need to have welfare programs of any kind.
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How many times do I have to post that it is NOT my internet? Sheesh! I have put in many, many years of work. This is the last post I will make defending myself.

I never thought I would be in this position, hope you never are.
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Don't listen to them sometimes people need help, that is what they are for. Hope you get to feeling better soon.
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I"m thinking about getting some chickens, but I read somehwere that by the time you buy the feed and the medications that they need, it's cheaper to buy the eggs from the store.

I don't know. I am planting a huge garden this spring tho. Got a used garden tiller off craigslist a few months ago.
 Quoting: Lisa*Lisa


This is true. It's not cheaper than buying eggs...but if life as we know it ends, at least you'll have a source of food for a while. If you have a decent amount of land, they can forage for themselves if push comes to shove.
 Quoting: Anonymous Coward 23794435


Yea, my neighbor did that. He had a total of 12 chickens to start. He would let them out in the morning and they would come back at night.

Funny thing was that they would spend most of the day at my place hunting and pecking in the dirt eating insects. I loved watching them. They would climb up on my front steps and all sit there in a row for hours on end. It was sooo entertaining!

Then, one by one, they disappeared and he never did find out what happened to them. I know my neighbor's dog killed a few, and the rest.......well they all just slowly disappeared.

We have fox, bears, owls.....live in the woods. Lots of predators here, so they would have to be caged for their own protection unfortunately.
 Quoting: Lisa*Lisa


They really are entertaining! I think they make great pets...with dividends. :) Maybe you could keep them caged most of the time, but let them out for a while each day when you could keep an eye on them. Mine are in my backyard, so I'm not sure how far they would wander if they had wide open spaces.
 Quoting: Anonymous Coward 23794435


Yea, I'm keeping my eye on how things are looking as far as doom is concerned, and if it starts looking serious here I'll be getting some.

hf
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There was an article in the news yesterday saying that NY would be eligible for extra food money for coverage from the storm(s) .. maybe they are trying to do that?

Or maybe they are trying to cut people out .. wouldn't surprise me .. my cousin lost every last thing on the first floor of her house .. luckily her mother owns the apartment and was on the second floor or she wouldn't even have the floor to sleep on with her kid ..
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Why the fuck are you on food stamps?
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Delaware reports EBT problems :
[link to www.wdel.com]
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Maybe it's a move on the political chess board - The looming Fiscal Cliff and it's right before Thanksgiving and the mean old rich Republicans won't raise taxes because they don't give a damn about you.

If they would just raise taxes and go along with Barak, you'd be able to swipe that card.
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I TOLD U ALL GET STOCKED UP AND YET YOU MOCKED ME
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Why the fuck are you on food stamps?
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Would you like a stool sample from her too?

Mind your own business.

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I"m thinking about getting some chickens, but I read somehwere that by the time you buy the feed and the medications that they need, it's cheaper to buy the eggs from the store.

I don't know. I am planting a huge garden this spring tho. Got a used garden tiller off craigslist a few months ago.
 Quoting: Lisa*Lisa


This is true. It's not cheaper than buying eggs...but if life as we know it ends, at least you'll have a source of food for a while. If you have a decent amount of land, they can forage for themselves if push comes to shove.
 Quoting: Anonymous Coward 23794435


Yea, my neighbor did that. He had a total of 12 chickens to start. He would let them out in the morning and they would come back at night.

Funny thing was that they would spend most of the day at my place hunting and pecking in the dirt eating insects. I loved watching them. They would climb up on my front steps and all sit there in a row for hours on end. It was sooo entertaining!

Then, one by one, they disappeared and he never did find out what happened to them. I know my neighbor's dog killed a few, and the rest.......well they all just slowly disappeared.

We have fox, bears, owls.....live in the woods. Lots of predators here, so they would have to be caged for their own protection unfortunately.
 Quoting: Lisa*Lisa


They really are entertaining! I think they make great pets...with dividends. :) Maybe you could keep them caged most of the time, but let them out for a while each day when you could keep an eye on them. Mine are in my backyard, so I'm not sure how far they would wander if they had wide open spaces.
 Quoting: Anonymous Coward 23794435


You don't need a huge place, I have 7 birds and we live in the city.... I open the coop door in the morning, they find what interests them to eat, usually the garden... I had to put a fence up around it. I save all my kitchen scrapes and throw them in the coop. I only use 1 pound of actual chicken feed a day, they forage for the rest.
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I TOLD U ALL GET STOCKED UP AND YET YOU MOCKED ME
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WE WERE WRONG TTOWN WE WERE SO VERY WRONG
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Seriously guys, if you are reliant on food stamps or other government programs you need to try to stock up and prepare NOW as best you can...

The economy is going to blow up around the first of the year and in the months following...

Look at how they are treating victims of Sandy. THE GOVERNMENT WILL NOT SAVE YOU!!!
 Quoting: Saddletramp


Saddletramp is correct. In additon, there were rumors that this was going to happen to bank debit cards as well and also the possibility of a bank holiday after the elections. As a precaution we decided to put some cash aside for this type of emergency and recently purchase some extra items (motion sensor lights, oatmeal, soup, 20lb flour, rice, sugar, et). We store it in those plastic storage containers for dog food.)

BTW - there is a killer, very simple recipe for making bread and flour is cheap just using flour, water, yeast and salt. Has hard crust like french bread - moist in center.


Recipe vary a bit. The one we use is 19 hours for raising.

Recipe: No-Knead Bread
[link to www.nytimes.com]

3 cups all-purpose or bread flour, more for dusting
¼ teaspoon instant yeast
1¼ teaspoons salt
1 5/8 cups water
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Maybe it's a move on the political chess board - The looming Fiscal Cliff and it's right before Thanksgiving and the mean old rich Republicans won't raise taxes because they don't give a damn about you.

If they would just raise taxes and go along with Barak, you'd be able to swipe that card.
 Quoting: Ted Nougat 1339238


Look, as a Republican, as an American, as a top 1% wage earner . I don't give a fuck if they increase my taxes 3%! I don't! My party has grown bloated, weak, and stupid. If Obama actually means what he says that he'll raise my taxes alone, and not my brother and sister-in-law who earn around a 100K between the two of them, then I say I'm okay with this.

Frankly, the GOP is a dead party full of religious headjobs and mother fucking assholes that don't represent me any longer.

I am all for 3% raise, if they close the goddamn borders and attack welfare and disability fraud aggressively! If they do away with affirmative action and make some real social reform, I'll gladly pay an extra 3%!

Last Edited by Mad Scientist (aka AmJedi) on 11/16/2012 11:42 AM
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Wow guys have some respect

OP I'm sorry for your plight, I hope it's resolved soon or you have someone to help you out / fall back on
 Quoting: Anonymous Coward 19202196


I'm not the op, but thank you for your humane sentiments.
I know people who would starve without EBT due to illnesses and circumstances.

Anyone with a heart would understand.
 Quoting: natasha77


Yes. thanks for the well wishes and understanding.

hf
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Heraclitus
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If these cards remain inactive, I wonder how long it will be before some of the people on them get uh...restless?
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Seriously guys, if you are reliant on food stamps or other government programs you need to try to stock up and prepare NOW as best you can...

The economy is going to blow up around the first of the year and in the months following...

Look at how they are treating victims of Sandy. THE GOVERNMENT WILL NOT SAVE YOU!!!
 Quoting: Saddletramp


Saddletramp is correct. In additon, there were rumors that this was going to happen to bank debit cards as well and also the possibility of a bank holiday after the elections. As a precaution we decided to put some cash aside for this type of emergency and recently purchase some extra items (motion sensor lights, oatmeal, soup, 20lb flour, rice, sugar, et). We store it in those plastic storage containers for dog food.)

BTW - there is a killer, very simple recipe for making bread and flour is cheap just using flour, water, yeast and salt. Has hard crust like french bread - moist in center.


Recipe vary a bit. The one we use is 19 hours for raising.

Recipe: No-Knead Bread
[link to www.nytimes.com]

3 cups all-purpose or bread flour, more for dusting
¼ teaspoon instant yeast
1¼ teaspoons salt
1 5/8 cups water
 Quoting: Alexander


Hey that's pretty cool! Thanks for posting....
..."The soul is dyed the color of its thoughts. Think only on those things that are in line with your principles and can bear the light of day. The content of your character is your choice. Day by day, what you choose, what you think, and what you do is who you become. Your integrity is your destiny ... it is the light that guides your way."
Heraclitus
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"Better To Die on Your Feet Than Live On Your Knees."
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Went to pick up some groceries and was told that the system is down so no food stamp usage for now.

Don't know if Chase is having problems or what?

And before anyone calls me a useless eater I've worked all my life and am having some health issues that are preventing me from working right not..but not forever.

Haven't been on it long so don't know is this is unusual or not.
 Quoting: geminilion


I hope you enjoy the groceries we all just bought you. Fuckin leach..
 Quoting: Anonymous Coward 16765344


Gee..how did I know I would get at least one response like that. I figure with working for 36 years, sometimes two jobs at a time, the taxes I paid in might afford me a little help for a few months.

Hope you never find yourself in a similar situation. And no, this is not my internet connection because I know that will come up as well LOL
 Quoting: geminilion


Wouldn't even dignify the ignorance with a reply. When anyone of you who always have something to say about people who find themselves in a situation when asking for ASSISTANCE may be necessary, can show a paycheck with a specific recipients name on it saying your taxes are going directly to them. Until then stop running your mouth and pray you never find yourself in that predicament. Smh
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Seriously guys, if you are reliant on food stamps or other government programs you need to try to stock up and prepare NOW as best you can...

The economy is going to blow up around the first of the year and in the months following...

Look at how they are treating victims of Sandy. THE GOVERNMENT WILL NOT SAVE YOU!!!
 Quoting: Saddletramp


Saddletramp is correct. In additon, there were rumors that this was going to happen to bank debit cards as well and also the possibility of a bank holiday after the elections. As a precaution we decided to put some cash aside for this type of emergency and recently purchase some extra items (motion sensor lights, oatmeal, soup, 20lb flour, rice, sugar, et). We store it in those plastic storage containers for dog food.)

BTW - there is a killer, very simple recipe for making bread and flour is cheap just using flour, water, yeast and salt. Has hard crust like french bread - moist in center.


Recipe vary a bit. The one we use is 19 hours for raising.

Recipe: No-Knead Bread
[link to www.nytimes.com]

3 cups all-purpose or bread flour, more for dusting
¼ teaspoon instant yeast
1¼ teaspoons salt
1 5/8 cups water
 Quoting: Alexander


I love this recipe and have used it many times, very yummy bread!
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Went to pick up some groceries and was told that the system is down so no food stamp usage for now.

Don't know if Chase is having problems or what?

And before anyone calls me a useless eater I've worked all my life and am having some health issues that are preventing me from working right not..but not forever.

Haven't been on it long so don't know is this is unusual or not.
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You have Internet but no food? Prioritize much?
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The ebt system is also down in FLORIDA...just got back from the grocery store. They say it is statewide, but from some of these posts it sounds like it could be nationwide.

Great timing just before Thanksgiving....
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Went to pick up some groceries and was told that the system is down so no food stamp usage for now.

Don't know if Chase is having problems or what?

And before anyone calls me a useless eater I've worked all my life and am having some health issues that are preventing me from working right not..but not forever.

Haven't been on it long so don't know is this is unusual or not.
 Quoting: geminilion


You have Internet but no food? Prioritize much?
 Quoting: Anonymous Coward 17952489


One .. internet can be free ..

Two .. I can barely afford well balanced meals .. and my children's school requires the internet to do their work ..

.. so really, whose priorities are out of wack ..

There are some people who need help ..
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The people who post hateful,hurtful replies are miserable souls who want everyone else to feel as they do so lay the 'blame game' off and in the end they still have their miserable selves as company.

Blessings to all who struggle.
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The ebt system is also down in FLORIDA...just got back from the grocery store. They say it is statewide, but from some of these posts it sounds like it could be nationwide.

Great timing just before Thanksgiving....
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Most likely intentional...

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