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Technical Glitch Knocks Out EBT Cards In Georgia And Nine Other States
AP/CBSAtlanta ^ | November 16, 2012

Posted on 11/18/2012 8:23:08 AM PST by Gorilla44

Edited on 11/18/2012 8:29:45 AM PST by Admin Moderator. [history]

MIAMI (AP) Millions of food stamp recipients in 10 states were unable to use their debit cards for about six hours Friday after an outage at JPMorgan Chase.

Bank spokesman Mike Fusco apologized for the inconvenience and said the technical glitch was resolved around 1 p.m. Friday, but he declined to discuss details of what exactly went wrong.


(Excerpt) Read more at atlanta.cbslocal.com ...


TOPICS: News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: ebt; ebtcards; foodstamps; jpmorgan; jpmorganchase
At least now we know we have at least 6 hours before the looting begins.
1 posted on 11/18/2012 8:23:11 AM PST by Gorilla44
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To: Gorilla44

So the reality of their situation was revealed to them for 6 hours?

If their was a Jerry Springer marathon on that day I doubt any of the would have noticed.


2 posted on 11/18/2012 8:25:21 AM PST by VanDeKoik
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To: VanDeKoik

Oh, and what the hell is this?

“Angry users took to social media to express their frustration in the busy grocery shopping days before Thanksgiving.

One woman tweeted, “They have about 50 signs on Publix door saying the (hash)EBT machine is down for Ga!!!””

Social media? Tweeted? THANKSGIVING????

I thought you people were supposedly too broke to buy a meal? How on earth are you tweeting jack? Why are you using this stuff to buy some sort of Thanksgiving feast????


3 posted on 11/18/2012 8:29:27 AM PST by VanDeKoik
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To: Gorilla44

"Where my free stuff at?"


4 posted on 11/18/2012 8:31:11 AM PST by COBOL2Java (The GOP-e said "Beat a Marxist with a Liberal!" What a colossal blunder.)
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To: Gorilla44

5 posted on 11/18/2012 8:31:11 AM PST by Texas Eagle (1)
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To: Texas Eagle

Now that is funny.


6 posted on 11/18/2012 8:33:17 AM PST by bigheadfred
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To: VanDeKoik

They have free Obamaphones and a lot of minutes of service.
Also $10/mo high speed internet.

http://www.internetessentials.com/how/default.aspx

That’s how Axlegrease’s legions worked the 2012 elections.


7 posted on 11/18/2012 8:34:05 AM PST by nascarnation (Baraq's bankruptcy: 2016)
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To: VanDeKoik
How on earth are you tweeting jack?

Hello?

ObamaPhone!

8 posted on 11/18/2012 8:34:39 AM PST by null and void (America - Abducted by Aliens...)
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To: Gorilla44
...the technical glitch was resolved around 1 p.m. Friday...

Doubt too many of them noticed if they were just getting up!

9 posted on 11/18/2012 8:35:30 AM PST by Brandonmark (OWCM is The new American Minority!)
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To: Gorilla44

Test run!


10 posted on 11/18/2012 8:38:50 AM PST by mdmathis6 ("Barry" Xmas to all and have a rapaciously taxable New Year!)
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To: Gorilla44
What? No food to feed their children?

"Check the cable news channels on the big screen and see what's up!"
"Grab the Bamaphone - call 911!"
"There must be something about it on my computers! Log onto the web! Check my chat sites!"

"My chillin' gotta eat! Somebodies gotta be held responsible for my kids!"

11 posted on 11/18/2012 8:40:46 AM PST by concerned about politics ("Get thee behind me, Liberal")
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To: Brandonmark

You know it’s funny that you too have noticed that. We have a huge Super Walmart not far from our house. IF you get there about 10 or 11am there is absolutely noone there. Noon or later they are mobbed.
I always tell Hubby....gotta get to Walmart before the Free Shit Crowd gets out of bed.


12 posted on 11/18/2012 8:43:54 AM PST by sheana
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To: Gorilla44

System test, to see if they could be simultaneously shut down?


13 posted on 11/18/2012 8:48:21 AM PST by JimRed (Excise the cancer before it kills us; feed &water the Tree of Liberty! TERM LIMITS, NOW & FOREVER!)
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To: Brandonmark

LOL


14 posted on 11/18/2012 8:54:21 AM PST by RightGeek (FUBO and the donkey you rode in on)
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To: Gorilla44
Practicing for the big day?
The problem with socialism is eventually the socialists run out of other peoples money.
15 posted on 11/18/2012 8:59:16 AM PST by concerned about politics ("Get thee behind me, Liberal")
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To: Gorilla44

Millions of EBT Cardholders Starve to Death.

Women and children hurt the most.


16 posted on 11/18/2012 9:02:40 AM PST by upchuck (America's at an awkward stage. Too late to work within the system, too early to shoot the bastards.)
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To: sheana

“Free Sxxx Crowd”-—Lol


17 posted on 11/18/2012 9:07:18 AM PST by Mamzelle
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To: Gorilla44

When the teat runs dry the Zombies appear.


18 posted on 11/18/2012 9:09:28 AM PST by Iron Munro (Robbing From The Hood and Boy Blunder - Our New Queen and King)
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To: Gorilla44; Travis McGee

nah - EBT could never go down...


19 posted on 11/18/2012 9:09:30 AM PST by Triple (Socialism denies people the right to the fruits of their labor, and is as abhorrent as slavery)
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To: mdmathis6; JimRed

I put up a vanity post Friday when my wife’s bank lost its wire service. I’m still suspecting cyber warfare. Possibly tied to Iran.


20 posted on 11/18/2012 9:10:56 AM PST by Cold Heart
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To: Iron Munro
When the teat runs dry the Zombies appear.

Yep.

21 posted on 11/18/2012 9:14:44 AM PST by concerned about politics ("Get thee behind me, Liberal")
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To: Gorilla44

A week ago here in L.A, I literally witnessed this homeless bum buy an 18 pack beer case from Rite Aid with the EBT.

Can’t believe this sh*t. This is why I never give to these scum.


22 posted on 11/18/2012 9:18:30 AM PST by max americana (Make the world a better place by punching a liberal in the face)
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To: Gorilla44

LOL...I was trying to think of a rejoinder, but can’t top yours! Well done.


23 posted on 11/18/2012 9:19:34 AM PST by ProtectOurFreedom
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To: COBOL2Java

I look forward to the day when their EBT cards draw nothing but electronic “insufficient funds” rebukes from all Point-of-Sale terminals. I further look forward to their Obamaphones responding with nothing but dead air when they try to call and complain. A more worthless collection of losers never existed on this earth.


24 posted on 11/18/2012 9:38:31 AM PST by Gaffer
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To: concerned about politics

Scary, but that is probably exactly what was said and done.


25 posted on 11/18/2012 9:42:55 AM PST by CodeToad (Liberals are bloodsucking ticks. We need to light the matchstick to burn them off.)
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To: COBOL2Java

0bamaPHONE!!!!!


26 posted on 11/18/2012 9:46:49 AM PST by dennisw ( The first principle is to find out who you are then you can achieve anything -- Buddhist monk)
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To: Gorilla44

we’re sorry you can’t spend other people’s money on your lottery tickets, mountain dew and lobster tails.


27 posted on 11/18/2012 9:48:28 AM PST by Secret Agent Man (I can neither confirm or deny that; even if I could, I couldn't - it's classified.)
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To: Gaffer

>A more worthless collection of losers never existed on this earth.

Their enablers are a rung below these shiftless scum.


28 posted on 11/18/2012 9:49:27 AM PST by soycd
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To: VanDeKoik

“The poor” can get cheap internet subsidized by regular people who pay for their inernet. they have a faster connection than i do as well.


29 posted on 11/18/2012 9:49:59 AM PST by Secret Agent Man (I can neither confirm or deny that; even if I could, I couldn't - it's classified.)
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To: Gorilla44

Apparently they can tighten the belt for 6 hours without killing anyone. I guess we get some lead time to get out of town when the crap hits the fan?


30 posted on 11/18/2012 9:51:36 AM PST by GeronL (http://asspos.blogspot.com)
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To: GeronL

Just have proper weaponry and plenty of ammo on hand.


31 posted on 11/18/2012 9:52:54 AM PST by John W (Viva Cristo Rey!)
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To: Triple

and in a system where money’s made out of thin air, you can never run out. you just push the bill forward.

try buying stuff like that yourself. “The guy behind me is going to pay for all my stuff, as well as his.” see how that works for joe citizen. unless you have an ebt card it ain’t gonna work.


32 posted on 11/18/2012 9:53:39 AM PST by Secret Agent Man (I can neither confirm or deny that; even if I could, I couldn't - it's classified.)
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To: GeronL

How’s I gonna buy my Doritos?


33 posted on 11/18/2012 9:57:15 AM PST by conservaterian (NOW can we have a conservative candidate?????)
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To: soycd

While I agree with your sentiment completely, their enablers are anything but powerless losers even though they are much much worse than their ‘voters’. Contrarily, they have too much power to begin with.


34 posted on 11/18/2012 9:58:16 AM PST by Gaffer
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To: Gaffer; COBOL2Java
I look forward to the day when their EBT cards draw nothing but electronic “insufficient funds” rebukes from all Point-of-Sale terminals. I further look forward to their Obamaphones responding with nothing but dead air when they try to call and complain.

And then, that's when (especially if you look like a "have" vs. "have not" to them) you should head for the hills, because they'll be coming after you NEXT.

35 posted on 11/18/2012 10:00:26 AM PST by thecodont
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To: sheana

LOL, gotta remember that one...


36 posted on 11/18/2012 10:01:47 AM PST by Ladysmith (Every time another lib loses its job, an angel gets its wings.)
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To: CodeToad
Scary, but that is probably exactly what was said and done.

Yep. It's time to cull the herd. The population has reached critical mass - not only fiscally, but the ability to be controlled. People are rising up.

They can't just start shooting the useless eaters this time. Instead, they'll just have people kill each other.

Gee, now why would they be heavily arming government agencies, you know, just in case there's a "unexpected" social uprising? Hmmmmmm.......

That's the scary thought.

37 posted on 11/18/2012 10:05:57 AM PST by concerned about politics ("Get thee behind me, Liberal")
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To: thecodont

I am already “in the hills”.. it would be a big mistake to come knocking on my door during such times, even if they could get here - no rail line, no bus line, no interstate, etc.


38 posted on 11/18/2012 10:08:14 AM PST by Gaffer
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To: conservaterian

bump


39 posted on 11/18/2012 10:09:05 AM PST by GeronL (http://asspos.blogspot.com)
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To: Gorilla44

40 posted on 11/18/2012 10:11:50 AM PST by RobertClark (Inside every "older" person is a younger person wondering what the hell happened?)
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To: Gorilla44
At least now we know we have at least 6 hours before the looting begins.

IF they think it's coming back.

41 posted on 11/18/2012 10:14:03 AM PST by null and void (America - Abducted by Aliens...)
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To: sheana

Speaking of Walmart and EBT cards, we were there yesterday. After noon, come to think of it. A woman is talking to someone on her phone (’BamaPhone, I expect.) She said, “Yeah. I’ll get it with my gubment card. I ain’t a-carin’. It ain’t MY money.” I’m thinking, “Yeah, Bitch. It’s MY money. And I’m ‘a-carin’!” It took everything in me not to speak up.

I dream of standing behind someone in a checkout line using an EBT card. When she puts Pop Tarts on the conveyor, I take them off. When she puts marshmallows on the belt, I take them off. Etc. Then I tell her it’s my money she’s spending and I insist that she put back all the crap. Wouldn’t that just be so great if we all did that?


42 posted on 11/18/2012 10:18:22 AM PST by MayflowerMadam
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To: Gorilla44
after an outage at JPMorgan Chase

Everyone missed the most important part of the story. Remember, JPMorgan once wanted their MVP to become their CEO. You get one guess who.

Soros.

43 posted on 11/18/2012 10:22:45 AM PST by bgill (We've passed the point of no return. Welcome to Al Amerika.)
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To: MayflowerMadam

Main reason my wife won’t take me shopping any more.

She is afraid I’ll go off on a welfare mama loading up her cart with top notch foods while we clip coupons, buy the “last chance” meat, sale items and house brands.


44 posted on 11/18/2012 10:26:29 AM PST by cableguymn (The founding fathers would be shooting by now..)
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To: MayflowerMadam

I removed my filter to be polite to thieves. I am going to lose a multigenerational family home, savings and perhaps a business. I am sick of this.

I give you permission to do the same. :)


45 posted on 11/18/2012 11:10:13 AM PST by Truth2012
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To: Gorilla44

Anonymous has been bragging that they are disrupting things all over the world.


46 posted on 11/18/2012 11:20:15 AM PST by ridesthemiles
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Wow, there must be an enterprising hacker out there that can design a computer virus that spreads to everybodies computer in the world, that does nothing but DOS attack the EBT system. I would gladly turn off my virus checker


47 posted on 11/18/2012 12:36:48 PM PST by dsrtsage (One half of all people have below average IQ. In the US the number is 54%)
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To: Gorilla44

Do you know what happenes when EBT cards don’t go through? Shopping carts full of groceries are left at the registers. If the cold/frozen doesn’t get put back quickly, it must be thrown out. The cost is passed on to the consumer.


48 posted on 11/18/2012 12:52:21 PM PST by eccentric (a.k.a. baldwidow)
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To: mdmathis6
Test run!

My thought, too.

49 posted on 11/18/2012 2:12:36 PM PST by TangoLimaSierra (To the left the truth looks like Right-Wing extremism.)
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To: Gorilla44

If I was a hacker
I’d hack ‘em in the mornin’
I’d hack in the evenin’
All over this land.

I’d hack ‘em for freedom...


50 posted on 11/18/2012 3:05:41 PM PST by SaraJohnson
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