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Per Baltimore Radio (WCBM), Food Stamp System is Down
WCBM Caller ^ | October 10, 2013 aprox 12:40 pm

Posted on 10/12/2013 10:18:18 AM PDT by mason-dixon

On the Chuck Brooks Law-Call hour, 12:00-1:00 pm, Saturday October 10, on the Baltimore station WCBM, two separate callers stated that the "Food Stamp System" was not working at several Baltimore grocery stores. The second caller mentioned that folks in the store were blaming Republicans.

I cannot personally confirm these reports. Are other Freepers noticing this in their locations?


TOPICS: News/Current Events; US: Maryland; Your Opinion/Questions
KEYWORDS: baltimore; crshutdown; ebt; foodlinereplacement; foodstamps; govtshutdown; maryland; michigan; virginia; wellfare
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1 posted on 10/12/2013 10:18:18 AM PDT by mason-dixon
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To: mason-dixon

Riots to commence in 3...2...1....


2 posted on 10/12/2013 10:19:33 AM PDT by dfwgator
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To: dfwgator

This could be series ....


3 posted on 10/12/2013 10:20:43 AM PDT by Ken522
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To: dfwgator
DOOM, ON!!
4 posted on 10/12/2013 10:20:43 AM PDT by IllumiNaughtyByNature ($1.84 - The price of a gallon of gas on Jan. 20th, 2009.)
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To: mason-dixon

Good, been waiting for this. Obama thinks he can rile his base but he doesn’t recognize the scope of the riots he’s about to cause. It will backfire on him.


5 posted on 10/12/2013 10:20:52 AM PDT by Gaffer
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To: dfwgator
Let them riot. Let them burn down their merchants.

If the concept of feeding ones own self is that extreme, better to start over.

6 posted on 10/12/2013 10:21:34 AM PDT by blackdog (There is no such thing as healing, only a balance between destructive and constructive forces.)
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To: mason-dixon

Just got back from the store, the person in front of me was paying with an ebt card. It wouldn’t work. The manager came over and said the system was down for the whole state of Maryland. Didn’t know when it would come back up.


7 posted on 10/12/2013 10:22:09 AM PDT by NotSoFreeStater (If you choose not to decide you still have made a choice)
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To: Ken522

I gotta go take a shower.


8 posted on 10/12/2013 10:22:14 AM PDT by blackdog (There is no such thing as healing, only a balance between destructive and constructive forces.)
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To: Kartographer; Travis McGee; LucyT

ping


9 posted on 10/12/2013 10:23:38 AM PDT by null and void (I'm betting on an Obama Trifecta: A Nobel Peace Prize, an Impeachment, AND a War Crimes Trial...)
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To: Ken522

Ha! It doesn’t even matter if the reports are true or not. Panic will spread because the sheeple will believe it and go looking for white people to assault.


10 posted on 10/12/2013 10:23:59 AM PDT by rabidralph
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To: Gaffer

Shelter in place. Post a castle doctrine notice on all entrances, lock and load and wait it out. It might be awhile before the hungry feral americans go looking for food elsewhere.


11 posted on 10/12/2013 10:24:13 AM PDT by oldenuff2no
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To: mason-dixon

October 10?


12 posted on 10/12/2013 10:24:30 AM PDT by Perdogg (Ted Cruz-Rand Paul 2016)
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To: Lazamataz

Dun...dun...dun!


13 posted on 10/12/2013 10:26:28 AM PDT by riri (Plannedopolis-look it up. It's how the elites plan for US to live.)
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To: mason-dixon

Here’s a story saying the EBT system was down in Michigan this morning - http://www.woodtv.com/news/michigan/ebt-card-system-not-working-statewide


14 posted on 10/12/2013 10:27:02 AM PDT by RightGeek (FUBO and the donkey you rode in on)
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To: mason-dixon

Wellllp, if any city is going to burn QUICKLY due to something like this—Baltimore would be in my top five guesses.


15 posted on 10/12/2013 10:27:10 AM PDT by riri (Plannedopolis-look it up. It's how the elites plan for US to live.)
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To: Ken522
This could be series ....

HUGH and series......

16 posted on 10/12/2013 10:28:27 AM PDT by rockabyebaby (We are sooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooo screwed!)
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To: BlackJack; Travis McGee

Ping


17 posted on 10/12/2013 10:28:56 AM PDT by Jet Jaguar
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To: mason-dixon
"Wait a minute, baby...Uh-oh...I hear distant 'talking drums.' This could be trouble."

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18 posted on 10/12/2013 10:29:15 AM PDT by PowderMonkey (WILL WORK FOR AMMO)
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To: blackdog

I was thinking the same exact thing...after that I plan on going fishing and perhaps catch my dinner.


19 posted on 10/12/2013 10:29:38 AM PDT by BreezyDog
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To: mason-dixon
Ruh Oh!


20 posted on 10/12/2013 10:30:39 AM PDT by RightGeek (FUBO and the donkey you rode in on)
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To: blackdog
Let them riot

Whatever. Remember when we were promised riots if the jury acquited George Zimmerman? Didn't happen. If they want to riot for food, just keep it from spreading out of their neighborhoods.

Also there needs to be some messaging. That message would be....you're government is BROKE and if it keeps passing bills for more free stuff it can't afford, you'll end up in even worse shape.

21 posted on 10/12/2013 10:32:18 AM PDT by grania
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To: NotSoFreeStater

Assume the person was not allowed to leave with his items. Reaction?


22 posted on 10/12/2013 10:32:22 AM PDT by workerbee (The President of the United States is DOMESTIC ENEMY #1)
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To: mason-dixon; Travis McGee; Kartographer

Maybe it was done on purpose as a test


23 posted on 10/12/2013 10:32:33 AM PDT by GeronL
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To: PowderMonkey

Ava Gardner & Grace Kelly, what a pair.


24 posted on 10/12/2013 10:32:35 AM PDT by csvset
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To: mason-dixon
The second caller mentioned that folks in the store were blaming Republicans.

There are no Republicans in Baltimore

25 posted on 10/12/2013 10:33:31 AM PDT by GeronL
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To: mason-dixon

It is down in Mississippi as well.


26 posted on 10/12/2013 10:36:27 AM PDT by Stormy_MS1
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To: mason-dixon

Now there’s a report that EBT system is down in Virginia too - http://www.wset.com/story/23675340/virginia-ebt-system-down-state-wide


27 posted on 10/12/2013 10:37:14 AM PDT by RightGeek (FUBO and the donkey you rode in on)
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To: mason-dixon

It’s written in the script of Baltimordor, which I shall not utter here, but means, “One card to bring them in and in the darkness bind them.”
Oh these are sad times etc. etc.


28 posted on 10/12/2013 10:38:32 AM PDT by tumblindice (America's foundinge fathers: All armed conservatives.)
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To: mason-dixon

EBT cards being declined in Mississippi - http://www.wlox.com/story/23675188/food-stamps-being-declined-in-south-ms


29 posted on 10/12/2013 10:38:57 AM PDT by RightGeek (FUBO and the donkey you rode in on)
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To: mason-dixon

Most of them buy all of their taxpayer funded free food in the first 10 days of a month. Considering they pay no attention to the economy, they never bother to look and see that food prices are way up. Most of them are probably already ticked off that they aren’t getting enough ebt oomph to have steak, lobster, crab legs, shrimp, and ribs but 2 days a month now. I am certain all will be well soon.


30 posted on 10/12/2013 10:39:21 AM PDT by dforest
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To: GeronL

Things that make one go hmmmm?
The Wash DC NPR classic music station has been running those emergency broadcast tests weekly for the last month and a half.


31 posted on 10/12/2013 10:39:24 AM PDT by Covenantor ("Men are ruled...by liars who refuse them news, and by fools who cannot govern." Chesterton)
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To: RightGeek

Wow!

This could be an interesting Columbus Day weekend.


32 posted on 10/12/2013 10:40:24 AM PDT by workerbee (The President of the United States is DOMESTIC ENEMY #1)
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To: All
So down in Mississippi, Virginia and Maryland. All Amish strongholds.

Coinky dink? I think not.

Someone is throwing some lighter fluid on the warm coals.

33 posted on 10/12/2013 10:40:41 AM PDT by riri (Plannedopolis-look it up. It's how the elites plan for US to live.)
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To: RightGeek
Here's one from Missouri!

EBT card system down statewide

34 posted on 10/12/2013 10:41:45 AM PDT by workerbee (The President of the United States is DOMESTIC ENEMY #1)
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To: mason-dixon

35 posted on 10/12/2013 10:42:07 AM PDT by Travis McGee (www.EnemiesForeignAndDomestic.com)
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To: RightGeek; All

OOPS! Michigan, sorry.


36 posted on 10/12/2013 10:42:19 AM PDT by workerbee (The President of the United States is DOMESTIC ENEMY #1)
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To: csvset

LOL! I saw “Mogambo” in the movie theater as a boy when it first released. Eva was my first crush (sigh). I suspect she and the entire “safari” film genre was responsible for all the years I eventually spent working in Africa.


37 posted on 10/12/2013 10:42:27 AM PDT by PowderMonkey (WILL WORK FOR AMMO)
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To: mason-dixon
EBT Nation will not be pleased...
38 posted on 10/12/2013 10:43:24 AM PDT by Chode (Stand UP and Be Counted, or line up and be numbered - *DTOM* -vvv- NO Pity for the LAZY)
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To: GeronL
Maybe it was done on purpose as a test

And on a weekend no less !

39 posted on 10/12/2013 10:44:25 AM PDT by piroque ("In times of universal deceit, telling the truth becomes a revolutionary act")
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To: mason-dixon

http://www.nbcphiladelphia.com/news/local/Problems-With-EBT-Systems—227518221.html?partner=nbcnews&;

Philadelphia, PA


40 posted on 10/12/2013 10:44:31 AM PDT by Excellence (All your database are belong to us.)
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Anything in the mainstream local news sources about this EBT crash yet??


41 posted on 10/12/2013 10:44:56 AM PDT by GeronL
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To: tumblindice
It’s written in the script of Baltimordor, which I shall not utter here, but means, “One card to bring them in and in the darkness bind them.”

Very well said!

42 posted on 10/12/2013 10:45:43 AM PDT by MUDDOG
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To: Travis McGee

WLOX- Food Stamps being Declined

http://www.wlox.com/story/23675188/food-stamps-being-declined-in-south-ms


43 posted on 10/12/2013 10:45:51 AM PDT by GeronL
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To: Lazamataz

Damn, where are you? This is no time to have a life!!!


44 posted on 10/12/2013 10:45:58 AM PDT by riri (Plannedopolis-look it up. It's how the elites plan for US to live.)
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To: mason-dixon
A State of Florida budget analysis performed for the Florida Senate stated that federal funding for Florida’s Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) expired with the rest of the farm bill on September 30, 2013. To bridge this funding gap, the federal Food and Nutrition Service (FNS) will use its authority under the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act to continue operations and benefit payments to Electronic Benefits Transfer (EBT) cards (also known as Food Stamps) only through October 31, 2013.

Federal funding for cash payments to welfare recipients, known as Temporary Assistance to Needy Families (TANF), also expired September 30, 2013. The Florida Senate budget analysis stated that this program now lacks federal authorization and funding.

http://occupywallst.org/forum/government-shut-down-could-end-florida-food-stamps/

45 posted on 10/12/2013 10:46:45 AM PDT by Excellence (All your database are belong to us.)
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To: GeronL
Here's a blog in Georgia saying the same thing, with comments saying it's also happened in Ohio.

EBT card not working

46 posted on 10/12/2013 10:48:13 AM PDT by workerbee (The President of the United States is DOMESTIC ENEMY #1)
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To: Perdogg
October 10?

First thing I noticed. Today is the 12th.
47 posted on 10/12/2013 10:48:40 AM PDT by Mama Shawna
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To: mason-dixon

Out in Elkton, MD around 1:00. I got my shopping done, just fine :)


48 posted on 10/12/2013 10:48:49 AM PDT by Explorer89 (And now, let the wild rumpus start!!)
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To: riri

Obama is upping the ante in his negotiations with the Republicans. If things get too far out of hand, he can use the martial law option, and this is leverage he will use against the Republicans this weekend.


49 posted on 10/12/2013 10:49:38 AM PDT by Publius (To love another person is to see the face of God.)
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To: mason-dixon

Down in Rockford, IL too. Cashier asked me if I was using link, I said I was paying with my own money.


50 posted on 10/12/2013 10:49:39 AM PDT by sandpit
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