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

 
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You could still work at a customer service center with one arm.
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Actually I can not, when really looking at all the details of a job it requires two arms to do the work. I have looked at everything the past month and nothing in my area I can do with one arm. Its sad I have thought about a ton of jobs recently and I cannot do anything with the pace a company would want with one arm.
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Thats what the ADA Act is for - employers make accomidations for you.
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The ADA Act... is a conspiracy in itself. Nothing like trying to force a disabled individual to compete with all the able bodied individuals who are unemployed. Although... I have known disabled people who can do alot better job than some of the incompetent schmucks already out there... through sheer determination alone. I just think it's ridiculous to expect them to WANT to work... or insist that they DO work... and lay phukken guilt trips on them if they DON'T. It should be a matter of CHOICE... not something shoved down someone's throat 'cause you resent them being supported by your tax dollars.
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Thank you.

This is all new territory for me and believe me I have lost a lot of sleep this past month thinking about jobs I can and cannot do.

Nothing I have experience for or work history, education can be done with one hand. I was an electrician when I worked construction and a maintenance mechanic working on machines and electrical systems when I worked in factories. It is not easy to apply and get a job in an entirely different field with no education or work experience on it especially someone like me now with one arm.

I would totally rather work than not work but for now my one good hand is tied..
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To anyone with EBT who might have to go the weekend without food, I would like to share something with you and I hope it doesn't upset you.

I was expecting to get my EBT allotment last Friday- exactly 1 week ago, today.

It was a good thing, too, because I had no food left.

When I got to the cashier with 18 dollars of groceries I was told that my EBT card said I only had 80 cents left on it.

Needless to say it was pretty humiliating watching the people in line watch ME, but I apologized to the cashier for inconveniencing her, offered to go put the bagged groceries back on the shelves where I got them, and then left the store.

Well, it was 5 PM and the local office had closed and since Monday was a legal holiday I knew I wouldn't possibly be resolving the problem until Tuesday when they re-opened.

I am a Christian and Christ's teachings (along with other stories in the bible, such as the Exodus) came in handy to get me through those 4 days (Fri, Sat, Sun, Mon).

A few of the stories/verses I relied on the most:

"Give us this day our daily bread"

The Israelites journeying into their promised land for 40 years, only having God's gift of Manna delivered to them each morning for food"

Christ's feeding the multitudes with only a few fish and loaves.

"Deliver us from Temptation"

"Love thy neighbor as thyself"

Daniel's Fast



I tell you this because I hope you will look to God for strength in hard times such as these.

It's scary to go without food and water.

But I asked my neighbor for a couple of slices of bread and I had a couple of eggs and butter.

I also had some saltine crackers.

I prayed that God use the little I had to sustain me and allow me to not feel weak from hunger and He did.

He will do this for you, too, if you ask.

I know you won't like hearing this but it truly works. If you ask He will provide this miracle for you, too.

I hope the EBT goes up soon for all of you but I am an example of this happening last weekend and I survived it.

Keep your chin up, friends.

These rough times are just beginning and yet we are at the end.

Love each other, look to Christ for the answer and have faith in God who Loves you.

In Christ, Miggy
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Hi Miggy,

Thank you for kind offer for folks on the board,my daughters application for EBT help was lost in the mail last month so i have been helping her.

My daughter has a 1 year old and attends school at the local community level,she is trying for a better life for her little family with no help from X.

Gave her my rice cooker along with waffle maker and loaded her up with plenty of rice/beans frozen meats canned goods etc...gave her one of my cookbooks as well.

I make fresh breads twice a week and have 3 milk goats and plenty of turkey/chickens etc.will be doing some extra butcher work on the birds until her case is taken care of.

I visit once a week(sunday)and drop off what i can for them,i hope this will teach her some much needed cooking skills.
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11/16/2012 01:39 PM
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wonder why dhs got billions of rounds ? wonder no more its to put down the free shit army )
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yep, they will be the first to die....
 Quoting: Anonymous Coward 23011194


If you research it closely you will find that those are hand gun rounds. Do you know why that matters?
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176,000 rounds are .308, OTM (open tip match) and I remember in the contract, 'must be delivered in 30 days'. DHS can also use their own private weapons. That's what a DHS agent told me at the range. His weapon of choice was a scoped AK-47. It's going to get ugly for all of us....
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176k ain't billions
And how ugly can it get when you are having friendly chats with those who are slated to bring the ugly?
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USELESS EATER
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You are a useless person, you can tell by your post!
There are few jobs in this country, people who have worked
paid in and lost their jobs need food! Everyone needs food,
except you!
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11/16/2012 01:42 PM
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Just curious why so many people with EBT have Internet and time to be on GLP. Not trying to accuse. But what are the reasons?
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I can't speak for the others but I have free Wifi in my city.

I spend this time of day downloading church material for the weekend service I host in my home for people in my community who are interested in attending.

While it's downloading I come to GLP.

I hope that helps.

hf

Miggy
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Do they also give away free computers? Must be nice being poor in such a rich country.
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11/16/2012 01:45 PM
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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.
 Quoting: Anonymous Coward 2019914


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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Tell more, that sounds interesting.
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11/16/2012 01:49 PM
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Its down in florida too.
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11/16/2012 01:50 PM
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Shit - if I had a 56k job and wife/2 kids I would not qualify for food stamps at all. See - you are livin high off the hog there bud! And you get food stamps?

You said 56k in earlier post... what state are you from?? Guessing NY or NJ?? Maybe Mass??

Folks like you don't need food stamps. Leech!
 Quoting: Anonymous Coward 24238594


I said I work 56 HOURS a week, nowhere near 56k bud, the point being I work my ass off protecting your grandma that you have thoughtlessly shoved in a nursing home so you can forget about her and avoid your familial duties while you chase your "American Dream"
 Quoting: Anonymous Coward 24238594


Grandma/Grandpa/Mom/Dad all dead 70-91yo. No American Dream here since nObama is killing jobs and none will hire anymore unless you are a protected class.

I am jealous you work 56 HOURS a week. Think I will pull a lib move... 'you have what I want so hand it over or we will demonize you until you lose it all too'.
 Quoting: preacher101


You want his/her job??? And are willing to go to any lengths to get it??? Including assault and/or murder??? Then don't complain when you have to support someone YOU disabled... or their family if they die. YOU wanted that job... and now YOUR tax dollars get to support the victim of your jealousy and pay the consequences.

Some people are just too GD stupid to figure that out.
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11/16/2012 01:52 PM
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This is awesome.
I hope it stays down.

Sick of seeing better
food in the carts of
gov. cheese eaters, than
I can afford to purchase
with my hard earned cash!
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11/16/2012 01:57 PM
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USELESS EATER
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You are a useless person, you can tell by your post!
There are few jobs in this country, people who have worked
paid in and lost their jobs need food! Everyone needs food,
except you!
 Quoting: Daughter


I keep hearing that there are no jobs, but i had two friends recently get laid off.
One took 2 weeks to find a job and the other took them only 5 days.

The most recent one posted a message on FB yesterday asking if i knew a couple people looking for work in IT.
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11/16/2012 01:58 PM
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I was just at the grocery store and they had a sign saying NO EBT as it's DOWN FOR ENTIRE EAST COAST
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Like I said earlier... it appears to be affecting areas hit by SANDY. An opportunity to clean up the fraud.
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11/16/2012 01:59 PM
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Just curious why so many people with EBT have Internet and time to be on GLP. Not trying to accuse. But what are the reasons?
 Quoting: Anonymous Coward 12441154


I can't speak for the others but I have free Wifi in my city.

I spend this time of day downloading church material for the weekend service I host in my home for people in my community who are interested in attending.

While it's downloading I come to GLP.

I hope that helps.

hf

Miggy
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Do they also give away free computers? Must be nice being poor in such a rich country.
 Quoting: Anonymous Coward 12441154

Manny is tat you?If so,can i borrow a couple of grand.
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11/16/2012 02:00 PM
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I was just at the grocery store and they had a sign saying NO EBT as it's DOWN FOR ENTIRE EAST COAST
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Like I said earlier... it appears to be affecting areas hit by SANDY. An opportunity to clean up the fraud.
 Quoting: Anonymous Coward 1148772


I'm in Florida

nothing to do with Sandy here
 Quoting: ^TrInItY^


Im in Ga ,so its not Sandy,its the government.
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11/16/2012 02:02 PM
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I think the EBT doom has just fizzled out.
[link to www.wctv.tv]


"The state's Electronic Benefit Transfer (EBT) card system, run by JPMorgan Chase, is currently active and processing transactions after a national outage of JPMorgan services ...

The outage began this morning around 7 a.m. and lasted until about 1 p.m."
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11/16/2012 02:08 PM
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I think the EBT doom has just fizzled out.
[link to www.wctv.tv]


"The state's Electronic Benefit Transfer (EBT) card system, run by JPMorgan Chase, is currently active and processing transactions after a national outage of JPMorgan services ...

The outage began this morning around 7 a.m. and lasted until about 1 p.m."
 Quoting: Anonymous Coward 27711550


From your link...

Earlier today, due to national technology issues at JPMorgan Chase, EBT card holders were not able to use their cards for normal processing at grocery, convenience and other stores that accept EBT cards.



I wonder what the "national technology issues" were...
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I think the EBT doom has just fizzled out.
[link to www.wctv.tv]


"The state's Electronic Benefit Transfer (EBT) card system, run by JPMorgan Chase, is currently active and processing transactions after a national outage of JPMorgan services ...

The outage began this morning around 7 a.m. and lasted until about 1 p.m."
 Quoting: Anonymous Coward 27711550


verysad
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11/16/2012 02:10 PM
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This is awesome.
I hope it stays down.

Sick of seeing better
food in the carts of
gov. cheese eaters, than
I can afford to purchase
with my hard earned cash!
 Quoting: Anonymous Coward 27302306


It's a matter of choice. Cut some PERSONAL corners... like the rest of us have so that your family can continue eating quality food. Get rid of Netflix. No more 'twinkies'. Stay home on weekends. Quit smoking. Stop drinking. Grow a GD garden!!!
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11/16/2012 02:14 PM
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Down in SC. Stores very empty. Plenty of up close parking.
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11/16/2012 02:15 PM
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Here is some good news for the people who are truly concerned about the ebt outage, and not for those with hateful tongues spamming useless rhetoric.

I have just been informed that it is now back up and working just fine (at least here in FLORIDA).
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Here is some good news for the people who are truly concerned about the ebt outage, and not for those with hateful tongues spamming useless rhetoric.

I have just been informed that it is now back up and working just fine (at least here in FLORIDA).
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Not up yet in Ga,at least not at the moment.
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11/16/2012 02:22 PM
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EBT is down here where I am,
but not to worry about "The Children"

WIC is still working
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11/16/2012 02:23 PM
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God bless everyone in this thread.
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I was just at Walmart. I do not use ebt but I heard from the manager telling a cashier ebt was not working in 14 states & it is a government issue.
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Apparently people don't realize how bad our country is. I keep seeing people call others names and tell them to get a job. Just for some info....I was the manager of an optical store, I made 22 an hour plus benefits, when I was laid off cause the business was being sold and there was no place for me. I have been unemployed now for 3 months, had to move to my inlaws to not have bills. They are a blessing if it wasn't for them we wouldn't have internet to search for work.(was going to library before moving) I have had a job since I was 16(now 33) and have paid plenty of taxes to get a little assistance. I have chosen not to get welfare but do receive food. When your life has fallen apart and you can't buy cloths, pay rent or utilities, gas for car or diapers it really a true blessing for me to be able to cook a meal for my child. I find it funny people say get a job, I have tried (352 application to be exact) yes I keep track. I. Have applied for everything McDonald's, pizza hut and gas stations. I finally will be going to an interview tomorrow (cracker barrel ) it is very hard and disheartening to be in this situation. So to all who name call and insult....I pray this never happens to you or your family....noone should go through this....ever! Don't assume you know a persons circumstance. It. Was funny someone tried insulting me, he was a waiter who makes less then minimum wage and only reports enough tips to make minimum wage, he was living with his parents still and has most likely paid less taxes in his whole life then I did in 5 years of my life. There is already enough selfishness and greed in this country why can't people see what it is doing to us. Believe me I know there are people who suck off the system but there is no reason to judge all who need. Or call complete strangers names, its just not....polite.
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Seems like its slowly coming back online...there were some pretty pissed off people at my local store. Good thing too because there would def have been chaos in the streets if no FOODSTAMPS (the horror). spam
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You could still work at a customer service center with one arm.
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Actually I can not, when really looking at all the details of a job it requires two arms to do the work. I have looked at everything the past month and nothing in my area I can do with one arm. Its sad I have thought about a ton of jobs recently and I cannot do anything with the pace a company would want with one arm.
 Quoting: Anonymous Coward 7715336


Thats what the ADA Act is for - employers make accomidations for you.
 Quoting: Anonymous Coward 24238594


The ADA Act... is a conspiracy in itself. Nothing like trying to force a disabled individual to compete with all the able bodied individuals who are unemployed. Although... I have known disabled people who can do alot better job than some of the incompetent schmucks already out there... through sheer determination alone. I just think it's ridiculous to expect them to WANT to work... or insist that they DO work... and lay phukken guilt trips on them if they DON'T. It should be a matter of CHOICE... not something shoved down someone's throat 'cause you resent them being supported by your tax dollars.
 Quoting: Anonymous Coward 1148772


Same argument could be made for nObamacare - 'It should be a matter of CHOICE... not something shoved down someone's throat 'cause you resent them being supported by your tax dollars.'
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I was just at the grocery store and they had a sign saying NO EBT as it's DOWN FOR ENTIRE EAST COAST
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Like I said earlier... it appears to be affecting areas hit by SANDY. An opportunity to clean up the fraud.
 Quoting: Anonymous Coward 1148772


Nothing to do with Sandy or cleaning up fraud..... It has to do with JP Morgan who services the EBT program in 35 states.... There system is down.... And it is down in more states than just those hit by Sandy.
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Test Run I'll bet.

They wanted to see how long before a riot would start.
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Seems like its slowly coming back online...there were some pretty pissed off people at my local store. Good thing too because there would def have been chaos in the streets if no FOODSTAMPS (the horror). spam
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The next "experiment" will be to take down all debit and credit cards at the weekend.
Obamacare: Never has so much been taken away from so many for so few.
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Forward!