Skip to comments.Are Food Stamp Riots Coming? Stores Ransacked and Torn Apart during Food Stamp Outage
Posted on 10/14/2013 11:37:22 PM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet
If you ever wondered why we recommend prepping, and stockpiling food and emergency supplies, one look at what happened this weekend Springhill and Mansfield, LA should tell you everything you need to know and will give you a glimpse at what this country will look like during a nationwide crisis.
Over the weekend, the debit system that allows people on government assistance to buy food, temporarily went down. The resulting chaos is a small glimpse at what I believe will happen, should the government plunge this country into some sort of economic collapse.
A couple of Walmarts in Louisiana decided to allow people to shop, even though the system was down and they had no real way of knowing how much credit people had on their cards. The resulting chaos had the stores shelves in Springhill and Mansfield, LA stripped bare, as food stamp recipients attempted to defraud the grocery stores.
When the system went back online, the grocery store found people who had as little as .49 on their Food Stamp cards attempting to steal over $700 in food. Local police were called in as the crowd started to turn ugly, and overflowing grocery carts were left abandoned in the aisles.
Throughout the country people took to Twitter threatening to riot.
A number of people, thinking the government shutdown had affected their food stamps, took to Twitter with threats of violence and rioting.(Continued)
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yeah, there’s that.
/salamander sneaks up on a sleeping Shibumi and pushes him over
It was a dry run for Obama.nsmall scale this time, but he knows what chaos he can cause next time.
We used to be called the silent majority and then the tea party. The rioters/looters will soon find out that it’s not just Korean grocers who have guns.
Civil war was never about slavery it was about northern aggression. It was about rremoving states rights in favor of central government.
Yeah, yeah, yeah.
Events such as this help capture and chronicle the true essence of the obama voter.
This was nothing more than a “dry run”.... bank on it.
You say otherwise?
You bet this was a dry run. EBT cards went blank in only 17 states on a nation wide program?
Someone posted a map of the states where the obamabots got shut off. The states were California, Midwest swing states and the deep south. Texas and Oklahoma were thrown in to poke a finger in their eyes. barak has a special hatred for TX and OK.
IMO the next ebt glitch will be nation wide. Maybe the weekend before Thanksgiving.
As much as pro-abortion rights groups are fighting for “choice”.
The consumers will pay for this theft. It will be added into the price of items.
My only complaint was that the looters didn’t burn the place down. I’m serious. Companies like walmart that participate in these systems deserve every bad thing that happens to them. They knew damned good and well what “customers” they were catering to by getting on the EBT gravy train. I hope this costs them millions.
When SHTF goes live, nationwide, none of those carts will be left in there. There will be, however, some bodies in their place.
This crap happened in one place, with JUST the EBT card holders. Imagine if it’s everywhere else at once.
You CANNOT afford to wait until this happens to stock up. If you do, you will most likely die. There will be gunfights on the parking lot.
Now that’s a little extreme. Every supermarket, 7-11 and bodega in America accepts EBT. You want to shut them all down?
Yes. Someone picks my pocket and I hold a grudge over it. I’m funny that way.
IIRC, they called management and management told them to take them.
Another Walmart store closed for the duration and didn’t suffer this problem.
Lesson: It is called “initiative.” Show some.
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