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'It was like a tornado had came through'...WALMART CLEARED DURING FOOD STAMP PANIC
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all you SHTF Preppers out there....you're all so crazy !!Huh

http://www.cbsnews.com/8301-201_162-5760...louisiana/

http://www.ksla.com/story/23679489/walma...ebt-glitch

EBT benefit card glitch sparks Walmart shopping sprees in Louisiana
A photo obtained by CBS affiliate KSLA shows fully-loaded shopping carts abandoned in the aisles of the Walmart store in Springhill, Louisiana.

A photo obtained by CBS affiliate KSLA shows fully-loaded shopping carts abandoned in the aisles of the Walmart store in Springhill, Louisiana. / KSLA/Facebook

The Electronic Benefits Transfer (EBT) system allows recipients of government food stamps to purchase goods using a digital card with a set spending limit, but for a few hours over the weekend, that limit disappeared for many users visiting Walmart stores in Louisiana.

Walmart and local police in Springhill and Mansfield confirmed to CBS affiliate KSLA that officers were called into the stores to help maintain order Saturday as shoppers swept through the aisles at two stores and bought as much as they could carry.

Xerox, which hosts some of the infrastructure used by the EBT card system, told KSLA that a power outage during a routine maintenance test caused the temporary glitch.

Walmart workers phoned their corporate headquarters to ask how they should handle all the shoppers with unlimited, government-funded spending limits, and were told to keep the registers ringing.

"We did make the decision to continue to accept EBT cards during the outage so that they could get food for their families," Walmart representative Kayla Whaling told KSLA. She added that Walmart was, "fully engaged and monitoring the situation and transactions during the outage."

Amateur video taken on shoppers' cell phones shows dozens of shopping carts, piled high with merchandise, abandoned in the aisles of one Walmart after the announcement was made that EBT cards were once again showing accurate spending limits.

Police spokesmen in both locations told KSLA that no arrests were made during the spending sprees.

Shoppers gave mixed reactions to the incident, with one man in the Springhill store told KSLA it was simply "human reaction" to stock-up when given the opportunity. Shopper Stan Garcia was more critical of the unscrupulous shoppers, however, saying that taking advantage of the brief glitch in the benefits system amounted to "plain theft. That's stealing, that's all I got to say about it
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I would think that those cards who spent more than they were alloted to could easily be tracked, and their future benefits should be decreased by what they over spent this time around.

But there isn't anything SHTF about this--this is pure human greed and trying to game the system while the odds are in your favor.

Had the 'tornado' been people raiding the store and looting, I'd be right there with you...but this is something totally different. This is assholes behaving as such.
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Camper;121787 Wrote:I would think that those cards who spent more than they were alloted to could easily be tracked, and their future benefits should be decreased by what they over spent this time around.

Don't go using common sense now. That would imply individual accountability and that just isn't fair.
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It's the "BILL OF RIGHTS" not the bill of "needs"
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#5
Sick.

And yes, absolutely, this should count against future benefits. Only a moron couldn't figure it out.
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RugerGirl;121796 Wrote:Sick.

And yes, absolutely, this should count against future benefits. Only a moron couldn't figure it out.

Unfortunately for us, they are the ones running the government and playing the system.......
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#7
so does this mean that the taxpayers will foot the bill for these over expenditures or is how will this be comped otherwise as walmart sure as hell will get their money.
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#8
Jurisdiction falls under the Secret Service/AG to prosecute for EBT fraud.
How far does anyone really think this will go?
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You'd think if they can arrest and beat up veteran for wanting to attend a public monument, they could arrest people stealing food at the store.....

Not that thinking does anyone a whole lot of good these days.
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Looks like this might have been a trial run on a shutdown.

https://plus.google.com/1001527725844275...xsNLAJNs52

Quote:We just got a copy of this notice saying Food Stamp benefits for November are now on hold until further notice. Hopefully Congress will reach a deal on the budget and the debt soon.

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http://fox13now.com/2013/10/14/utah-fami...-off-soon/
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