EBT Cards out in 10 states for a while on Friday

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EBT Cards out in 10 states for a while on Friday

Post by Scharfschütze on Sat Nov 17, 2012 10:07 am

An outage at JP Morgan Chase shut down SNAP / EBT food stamps in 10 states on Friday for 6 hours:
http://atlanta.cbslocal.com/2012/11/16/technical-glitch-knocks-out-ebt-cards-in-georgia-and-nine-other-states/
So it can happen. Glad it didn't happen in Mississippi, I had to shop Friday evening at the Great Wal and it wasn't pretty, can only imagine what it would've been like if the EBT cards weren't functioning!
This was minor. Imagine what will happen if a "major glitch" knocks out JP Morgan Chase or one of the other electronic benefit service providers:
http://westernrifleshooters.wordpress.com/2012/09/03/bracken-when-the-music-stops-how-americas-cities-may-explode-in-violence/
We aren't that far away from a 'minor' glitch becoming major. Be vigilant.

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Post by 2DARK2C on Sat Nov 17, 2012 10:47 am

thanks for the heads up. i got to stop watching the blaze!

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Post by Cliff731 on Sat Nov 17, 2012 10:48 am

We're apparently very close to such a "glitch"... Hackers in Iran and elsewhere have been attempting cyber-attacks on our large banking institutions as of late.

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Post by sand_man on Sat Nov 17, 2012 12:08 pm

Let the riots begin!!!

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Re: EBT Cards out in 10 states for a while on Friday

Post by Scharfschütze on Sat Nov 17, 2012 2:28 pm

2DARK2C wrote:thanks for the heads up. i got to stop watching the blaze!
I wouldn't necessarily recommend doing that...I've gotten a few heads up from there too.

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Post by 2DARK2C on Sat Nov 17, 2012 6:05 pm

oh i was sayin' that because GB was talkin' about this exact thing a week or two ago. you know i watched him on HLN, FOX, and now on his BLAZE network on dish. i don't trust him, or even really like him, go figure Shocked but he sure is right a lot!


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Re: EBT Cards out in 10 states for a while on Friday

Post by Scharfschütze on Sat Nov 17, 2012 6:50 pm

2DARK2C wrote:oh i was sayin' that because GB was talkin' about this exact thing a week or two ago. you know i watched him on HLN, FOX, and now on his BLAZE network on dish. i don't trust him, or even really like him, go figure Shocked but he sure is right a lot!
Yeah I don't trust nor watch him either. Really. roll eyes I ain't one of those right-wing looney tunes.
FORWARD!

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Re: EBT Cards out in 10 states for a while on Friday

Post by sidroski on Sat Nov 17, 2012 9:41 pm

Good reminder to keep cash on hand, especially $100 in dollar bills for each person.
I'd like to be just leaving when the guy behind me with the lobster and porterhouses has his EBT card turned down. A whole w'mart full would cause a riot. Probably best to go ahead and buy it for them and just send in the receipt along with your tax return. Going to the same place.
My D.A. thought EBT meant Electronic Bank Transfer on the swipe checkout. Giving them a card spares them the shame (the horror, the horror) of paying in them little tear out booklets we used to see.

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Re: EBT Cards out in 10 states for a while on Friday

Post by chuckusaret on Sat Nov 17, 2012 10:46 pm

Boy does that make me mad to see Duce Bag with a full shopping kart of $9 to $10 a pound steaks and crab legs pay with a EBT card. The day of reckoning is fast approaching. Stock up on the ammo. machine gun

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Post by Lt.Dan on Sat Nov 17, 2012 10:56 pm

With everything else they are approved to buy lets hope ammo doesn't join the list.

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Post by chuckusaret on Sat Nov 17, 2012 11:00 pm

Naw, they would not waste the EBT money on ammo, they would try to steal it first.

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