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    Recovery: Record 23 Million American Households Receive Food Stamps

    Mac Slavo
    June 12th, 2013
    SHTFplan.com
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    America: The Highest Standard of Living
    (Pictured: Depression era food line)

    Just when you thought America was coming out of recession

    The number of American households on food stamps reached a new record high in March, according to new data released by the Agriculture Department.

    The March numbers the USDA released Friday reveal 23,116,441 households enrolled in the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP), or food stamps, each receiving an average monthly benefit of $274.30.

    The number of individuals on SNAP did not break any records but remained high, with 47,727,052 people enrolled in SNAP, receiving an average monthly benefit of $132.86.

    The number of individuals on SNAP hit a record high in December, with 47,792,056 people enrolled.

    SNAP has been in the news in recent years and months as the program’s rolls have ballooned and the cost has quadrupled since 2001 and doubled since President Obama took office.

    Nearly a quarter of the households in this country depend on the government to put food on the table.

    One hundred million of our fellow countrymen  are enrolled in at least one welfare program aimed at helping them make ends meet.

    Recovery?

    This is a depression and it won’t be getting better any time soon.

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    Date: June 12th, 2013
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    1. Satori says:

      Obama is going down in history for at least two things

      #1 shredding the Constitution
      and
      #2 as the “FOOD STAMP PRESIDENT”

      nice little legacy he’s leaving us isn’t it ?

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      • He doesn’t care. He wants to end this nation and roll it into the One World Government. As far as he is concerned our history will start then.

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      • Barn Cat says:

        You haven’t seen anything yet. He’s going to add the deaths of 250 million Americans to his legacy.

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      • TnAndy says:

        One of the biggest problems we have in this country is thinking the president…..any of them…..are anything but puppets for public show.

        It simply doesn’t matter WHO sits behind the desk in the Oval Office….by the time they get there, they are owned lock, stock and barrel by the corporations/banks that really run this country. They have no power, they are given a script and a role to play.

        Quit wasting your time moaning about the past, current or future puppet. This constant whining about Obama or Bush, or whoever the next clown will be is a complete waste of time. THEY SIMPLY DON’T MATTER!

        You want to hit the “powers that be” where it hurts ? We have to break the system….the same way the old Soviet Union fell…..simply quit working FOR the system.

        Become as self sufficient as possible.

        Quit buying/using things you REALLY don’t need….cell phones, for example. We managed ( somehow ) to build this country without them…throw yours in the trash and turn off the fool service.

        Turn off your cable/sat TV. Spend the time you used to text everybody in the world, or make those completely useless posts on FaceBook growing food, or building a solar power system, or build a chicken pen, or ANYTHING that removes you from reliance on THEIR system.

        Take your money out of their banks. Buy things you can use, or turn excess into silver or gold coins and squirrel them away.

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        • NMLongshot says:

          Hear, hear, especially the FB part. FB is one the best info-gathering tools ever developed, because there one willing gives out their personal data and opinions.

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      • DRD5508 says:

        Just imagine: if Obama and his wife weren’t in the White House, they’d be on food stamps and at least 50% less would be on it. Many talk about who he follows but he reminds me more of Idi Amin.

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      • islander says:

        but you know thats not what will be written about him in the “official” history .

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    2. Eisenkreuz says:

      http://www.thecoldestjourney.org/

      Current Antarctic expedition. First attempt to cross in the dead of winter. Interesting facets of survivalism.

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    3. Not much longer now.

      The legs are coming out from this entire system.

      Not sure we can make it to the end of this year, without Collapse.

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      • Rodster says:

        Yes the legs are getting heavy indeed and will get heavier when Obamacare kicks in. I wouldn’t put a time frame on anything as long as this Nation can continue printing it’s own money. ;)

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        • Man on the inside says:

          When we are no longer the reserve currance that will come to a screeching halt. Then TSHTF big time. Out planting today 40 new vegatable plants of varying types… can’t be to preped eh…..

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          • wildman says:

            When the shtf big time i got 100 jars of freshly canned beef and now i got 34 tomato plants comin on so we are gettin ready plus i planted 10 rows of popcorn just to vac pac for them nites around the wood stove so oil them arms and get ready cause ya cant be too ready !!!!!

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          • Mark says:

            MotI,
            I am reading “The Real Crash” at the moment, by Peter Schiff. He makes that point, as well. About the free ride we’ve been getting with our dollar being the world’s reserve currency. And he also says that we are in for a SHTF situation when the dollar is no longer the reserve currency.

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      • Iowa says:

        I was surprised the collapse didn’t hit in December.

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      • sixpack says:

        I’ll be glad to make it until the end of this year, without ending up in prison or a fema camp…just saying.

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    4. Eisenkreuz says:

      Hidden due to low comment rating. Click to read it.

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      • Ever ready NY says:

        You realize 99.99999 percent of your posts receive this down right?

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        • Eisenkreuz says:

          Hidden due to low comment rating. Click to read it.

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          • Iowa says:

            Eisenkreuz:

            You catch more flies with honey than a flyswatter…Is that your goal?

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            • CrabbeNebulae says:

              Eisen doesn’t need honey, to catch flies because he doesn’t want to “catch” flies, he wants to kill them and you can kill more flies with a flyswatter than you can with honey. Bullshit attracts flies too, so you don’t need honey. All you need is a lot of bullshit and a fly swatter.

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            • troll killer says:

              Iowa

              i have a theory

              eisen shit is actually Nina or 3n3my of th3 stat3

              agree or disagree ???

              same mentality

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              • Facebook Page says:

                Different ISP addresses

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                • Indy Colts says:

                  How do you know there ISP

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                • sixpack says:

                  You can change your ISP address by turning off your router for a minute. It will initialize with a new one when it comes back online. Don’t believe me, thumb up/down a certain post (you only get one thumb, right?) then reboot your router and go back to that same post. You’ll be able to thumb again, because you now have a new ISP, as far as the server software is concerned, you are a new entity.

                  (caution: NSA software isn’t so easily fooled)

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      • Jim(another Jim) says:

        Don’t burn a flag, I still respect what this country stands for. I don’t respect the people in charge or most of them that live in it.

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      • islander says:

        I dont want to burn the flag but I cant bring myself to fly it anymore . Pride in my country is non-existant at this stage . perhaps I shall hoist the colors upside down for the fourth although not many would even understand

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      • Indy Colts says:

        You burn a flag in my presence, I will smash your face.

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        • islander says:

          It realy pisses me off that I have lost the will to fly our flag . I realy need to get it through my head that its our nations flag and not the governments flag . My dad taught me proper respect for the flag , how it should be displayed and how it should be handled and I in turn passed this on to my kids

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    5. RickE. says:

      Satori, you forgot: #3, as the most criminal president,
      #4, most lying sack of shit president(lied almost 100% when uttering campaign promises, lies about virtually everything right now),
      #5, most incompetent and oblivious to truth president(knows nothing about anything at all about what goes on in his administration, finds out via the media)
      SO what do we pay this man for???

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      • I don’t like this worthless POS president either and it sure as hell don’t make me feel any better to say this, but he hasn’t told any more lies than the other lying sacks of shit before him. I must admit that I do despise our current shitbird president only because he’s an arrogant sonovabitch, a communist, an illegal imposter, and a mixed mutt mongrel whelp outta a she-bitch cur dog. Damn! that made me feel good to say that. Fire away and fall back!

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    6. Faith of the Fallen says:

      Entitlements are the only thing keeping this country’s society civil. If you take away the entitlement classes food stamps, HUD, welfare, Obama phones, free utilities, and Medicaid the zombies will turn our country inside out. I can’t remember where, but some city did an experiment in the early 90′s. They held all the checks for a week or two saying the mail truck wrecked and burnt. In that time crime rose 300 percent. If and when government cuts off welfare you will see an ENTITLEMENT ZOMBIE APOCALYPSE!

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      • Satori says:

        Faith
        you are spot on

        I’m not real crazy about government handouts
        but they do keep the lid on the pressure cooker

        the whole Arab spring thing was about food prices

        and just a little something to take your mind off your
        day to day worries

        1 in 8 Chance of Catastrophic Solar Megastorm by 2020

        http://www.wired.com/wiredscience/2012/02/massive-solar-flare/

        holy crap
        a 1 in 8 chance
        I hope someone misplaced a decimal point !

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        • Sigi says:

          With the personal data noose getting ever tighter, we’re probably not far from being told to receive the mark or be beheaded. Once that happens, Biblically speaking, we aren’t far from the sun being given the power to scorch people. 2013 is 7 years from 2020. Hmmmm. Things are lining up, but who knows, we may have another lap or two before everything is just so.

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      • Anonymous says:

        I hope so..
        Ready to take out the trash!

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      • Tom T says:

        @Faith, you are so right, when the entitlements are even cut back or big inflation starts.. Thing will be very Ugly…

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      • whoisbiggles says:

        Faith,

        This is the problem once a nation starts down the social welfare path.

        I for one don’t what to cut off food stamps to kids. And if you try to restrict the program to say families with kids then those that rort the system have been encouraged to have kids or have more kids. To keep getting payments.

        We need more jobs, less low skilled immigration, less govt regulation / red tape.

        Then we can start winding back this crap social welfare system.

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        • BackSpace says:

          @biggles

          “Then we can start winding back this crap social welfare system.”

          Are you high? The Majority Do Not Want to Work!

          Throwing $$ at them is not a solution, never was!

          I am a firm believer of “You Sleep In The Bed You make” and “Life Isn’t Fair”.

          Just what do you think is going to happen to these children when SHTF? … Huh?

          Abandoned?
          Sold into sex trade?
          Starve to death?

          You better grow a “Thicker Skin”

          BS

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          • whoisbiggles says:

            BS,

            Cut SS right now – what happens? SHTF a day later. Rioting in the streets, the govcorp trying to stop them.
            And anyone who has prep’ed trying to survive the chaos.

            Do I want my kids having to shoot to kill? No, but I pay for their training, time on the range, ammo, etc. Because sticking my head in the sand and singing kumbaya is far worse option.

            Sure the majority don’t wont to work. I do a job i don’t like because i am working towards a goal, so do a lot of other people.

            The longer it takes for it all to go pear shaped the better off I will be.

            biggles

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            • BackSpace says:

              biggles,

              Thats a complete 180!!… Thought you were a bleeding heart commie.

              Its unfortunate but your children will probably have to use those skills you so wisely taught them… sooner than later.

              It won’t be from cutting SS/welfare either. Much more sinister………..

              BS

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        • JayJay says:

          I have an idea..tell Ben Beblankey to send that 80 billion each month to each state and start manufacturing jobs or give to small businesses.
          Let’s see; 80,000,000,000 divided by 50= 1.6 billion each month..
          Wow.
          Job creation, economy stimulation, and tax revenue in one swoop!!

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        • Honey BOOBOO says:

          The gibs me dats will use that against you in the future.

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      • Proftel says:

        Cut aid and this happens:

        http://g1.globo.com/jornal-da-globo/noticia/2013/05/boato-de-extincao-leva-milhares-aos-bancos-para-sacar-bolsa-familia.html

        Happened in Brazil a few days, it was just a rumor!

        :-/

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      • Kulafarmer says:

        I think thats probably one reason why the gov bought all those bullets, these guys have seen the desperation in these countries they have been screwing with, and what happens when basic stuff dries up, it wont be pretty at all, sorta makes me glad i live where i live, people are a lot closer to the land than in a lot of other places, and the charity within the community is still quite strong in times of need, should be interesting at the least and a chance to get back to the rootz, and at the worse will be a nightmare, but i have faith in the islands and her people,

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      • lastmanstanding says:

        They will pull the plug on the free shit when it suits them…I pray that God pulls the plug on them first.

        Those who want to be left alone won’t tolerate one bit of bs from anyone who comes for their stuff.

        Not one damn bit.

        Frankly, let their fucked up game of the last 240 years begin. We’ll send them all back to hell on fire.

        “don’t go down without one helluva fight”

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      • Highspeedloafer says:

        Apparently, they are still experimenting. Here in NC, I have heard of a couple of counties where SNAP recepients were late getting their payments added to their cards. Its been on the local news several times.

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    7. RickE. says:

      Eisenkreuz, protest rallies? Heck, we need a full-on, physical revolution right about now. I don’t believe that protests will do it. BUT, they are better than nothing.

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      • Eisenkreuz says:

        The purpose of the protest is to raise awareness. Which is what we desperately need to do right now.

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        • Man on the inside says:

          Awarnes has been raised… Snowden, Beck, Charels Pain, David Ramsey, Ron and Rand Paul, Jamie Butler, Savage, and about a million more. Everything they said would happen has and they are predicting much worse things to come. How many times do these people have to be right and the progressives proven wrong before we go from protesting to changing it back… by whatever means is nessassary… Just sayin…

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          • JayJay says:

            Oh, I received an email that Beck is gonna divulge ‘another’ bomb to obliterate
            this administration..again. :-(

            Within 24 Hours, Glenn Beck Will Break News That Will Take Down The Entire Power Structure
            rightwingwatch.org/content/within-24-hours-glenn-beck-will-break-news-will-rock-nation-and-take-down-entire-power-struck Glenn Be…

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          • CrabbeNebulae says:

            Most people don’t remember what any of these people said because they cannot connect with them. They didn’t have a clue before any of those folks spoke and they didn’t have a clue after those folks spoke. The only time they’ll have a clue is when their ass is on fire, but by then (for them at least) it will be too late. It’s kind of like watching a bunch of fools jump off a high diving board into an empty pool after they were told the pool was empty. I always did like reading the Darwin Award articles. America’s collapse will simply be a very large Darwin Award movie.

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    8. Anonymous says:

      [SHOCKING] Confessions of NWO Jewish Zionists https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-Iyj6UPCChA&feature=player_embedded

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    9. Be informed says:

      What better way to make the population completely dependent on the government for its next meal? Just look at human nature, would anyone that is reliant on something burn down their gravy train? BO and the others in government know this and that is the MASTER plan to MASTER control. Rememebr the old agages; “beware of strangers bearing gifts”, and “you never get anything for free there is a catch to it, you pay for it eventually. First in line at the salt mines.

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    10. Be informed says:

      @ Watchman. From the previous article, your question you asked me.

      @ Watchman. The muslims are so stupid it is unbelievable. The shi’a fighting the sunni and the sunnia fighting the shi’a. All the while the golbal superpowers are playing both of them like puppets on a string. Iraqi is supplying Assad with loads of money and probably U.S. arms. The U.S. is thinking about arming the rebels, that one day will be used to kill U.S. citizens. This is a disaster over there and Russia and China are winning hands down. Kuwait kicking “fellow muslims” out of the country because they support one side, the side that helped attack Kuwait in the form of hussien. All the while the U.S. spends money and U.S. military lives for no purpose.

      The U.S. needs to get the hell out of that region. I respect The Pauls, father and son for the get out of other people’s business philosophy. Except for WW2, the U.S. has lost every single war in the long run since then. Korea was a joke, Vietnam was a disaster, Gulf War 1 lead to arab radicalization like no tomorrow, Gulf War 2 cost thousands of military PLUS ten of thousands of military too sick to function because of battle injuries or sickness from whatever in these hell holes. What was accomplished, NOTHING. Afghanistan is only winnable if you carpet nuke the whole country because of the extreme topography. Russia fould this out in 1980.

      Now you have Russia becoming the old Soviets, and this time they have a big bad ass dragon backing them with trillions of bucks to back them up. The largest country and third largest country in land mass on the world, and enough nuclear weapons between both of them to easily make the highly populated areas of the Earth look like the moon. Israel faces the prospect of being totally surrounded on all fronts other than maybe Jordan on the east. Hamas is still in the corner of Hezbollah and Iran, no matter what the news talks about Hamas fighting against Hezbollah. With the old saying, my enemy’s enemy is my best friend. Israel is still hated by both the Gazas and Hezbollah intensely, and they will join forces when it comes time.

      Israel is in some serious deep manure. If they kill Russians, they risk getting into a full blown war with Russia. Russia would benefit a lot with getting rid of Israel, because all those proposed pipelines of natural gas and oil are basically originating in the planning rooms of Israel. These pipelines KILL the Russian monopoly on fuel to Europe from Russia. IF these natural gas pipelines ever got into working the prices that Ruusia could charge for natrual gas to Europe would bottom out and Russia would lose hundreds of billions a year. Is that worth it to Russia to keep Syria and to stop any of this from going through? You can bet you bottom ruble it is.

      On top of this, I have harped on this much as others know, Russia will not allow itself to be boxed in any further. Russia will launch a pre emptive nuclear strike on the U.S. and NATO before this happens. One cannot blame Israel for feeling the same way being boxed in by its enemies.

      I would like to mention Hezbollah. These terrorists are really not the common terrorist you think of, they are some of the baddest ass soldiers that there is. There were throughly outnumbered and outgunned by Israel in 2006, and they either won that war or make a stalemate with one the toughest army (Israel) on the planet. These suckers were thrown in the mix against the rebels in Syria and all of a sudden the rebels are being routed. I hate terrorists, but you have to respect such an elite fighting machine, just as you have to have the utmost respect for just how tough and elite the U.S. SEALS are.

      I read an article about Hezbollah, and what it mentioned was that these are battle hardened war experienced fighters that are true guerilla army. These characters arm several hundred thousand rockets and missiles ready to use. They have further been ‘schooled’ by Russian and Chinese experts on war. The Iranian are not too bright, but when you have China helping you out, you learn quickly. The whole point of this was that Israel made the terrible miscalculation that it was going to be a cake walk with Hezbollah because they compared them to the throughly ass whoopings they gave to the palenstinian and they ended up getting their own butts handed to them.

      I can’t stand muslims, but from solely looking at the region from a military standpoint, putting all bias to the side, Israel is really facing a terrible awful set of options. THIS IS A GIANT CHESS GAME WITH ALL MUSLIMS BEING USED LIKE PAWNS, WITH ISRAEL RIGHT AT GROUND ZERO. It can either do nothing and continue to wait until the enemies are completely encircling them and within even short range rocket fire. They can attack hezbollah and Syria and face down Russia. They can allow themselves to be hit and then try to be the victim so that the U.S. and other nations step in to save them. They can hit Hezbollah with neutrons bombs and SAY they were conventional weapons. hezbollah and others will then lob every chemical and biological weapon available into Israel, and maybe a nuke of two.

      There are really horrid options for Israel. One of the worst ideas which I have seen out there is that Israel give the rebels every type of advanced weapon they have to try to turn the tides of war. Hey, give an arab the sworn enemy of all Jewish people advanced weapons. See, it is WW3 ready to break out, and unlike with other potential possible WW3 precursors that ended without a global war, there really is no good way out of it actually occurring THIS TIME.

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      • John W. says:

        The best part is that Obama has already stated that he wants to disarm the US of it’s nuclear weapons. Guess how long we will last after that is done? Long enough to receive the surrender demand and agree to it. I hope all the dick heads that voted for this clown live to enjoy their new reality which will not be the one they thought they were going to get.

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      • Watchman says:

        @BI: Thank You sir for your time answering me. You are a true PATROIT. Again a BIG THANK YOU. WW3 is a breath away.

        Keep the FAITH
        Watchman

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        • Sigi says:

          Man proposes, but God disposes. It may look inevitable, and it may well be, but if it is not His time, it will dissolve before our eyes.

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      • whoisbiggles says:

        BI,

        There has been a fair amount of rioting occuring in Jordan over the past couple of months in refugee camps, also due to rising food prices, protests against police brutality, etc.

        If I was living in Israel I would be feeling very nervous. That the next domino is about to fall.

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      • chef nunzio says:

        Smedley Butler said war is a racket.

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      • GoodDay_2EnterIntoEternity says:

        Thanks for all the info BeInformed. Interesting and realistic scenarios. I remember being stationed in Germany (my first duty station) a short time after the Berlin wall came down. Of course young and naive, and never been away from home. Some of the initial info/instruction: “You may see these types of weapons/vehicles if we ever come into a large direct conflict with the Soviet Union and since you work in signal/communications, once you are detected on the battle field your life expectancy is about ### seconds. …..BUT, ah nevermind the playing field is a changin, in the future you may most likely see conflict not against large “organizd armies”, but smaller organizations/guerilla type warfare.” (It didn’t really sync in at the moment). East Germans, would actually come up to us (in our normal weekend hangings out with beer in hand of course) and ask us “are you American” ? And they would say “Thank You” and almost want to give us a hug. The fairly large Turkish and North African population in FrankFurt at the time would also be interested in talking to us (I am assuming they were mostly Muslim). Interesting conversations. In their dress (the younger ones) I could easily see the big reach and influence of American pop culture. Interesting times indeed.
        Peace out

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    11. Satori says:

      Government Against the People: It Gets Worse In the Late Stages

      http://www.freemansperspective.com/government-against-the-people/

      and it isn’t criminals you should be afraid of
      and the chances of being killed by a terrorist
      are something like one in nine million

      what is the REAL threat ???

      Death by Government 20x More Common than Death by Criminal…

      http://www.freemansperspective.com/death-by-government/

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    12. Barn Cat says:

      The economy continues to implode. Growing conditions across the country are worse this year than last year. I was at Wal-Mart recently. I bought 6 apples that cost me about $10. I didn’t notice that the price of those apples was $3.69 a pound. I couldn’t believe it.

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      • Lanny says:

        Barn Cat; here in the upper midwest growing conditions are the worst I’ve ever seen. Everywhere you look there are brown/barren fields waiting to be planted, the tallest corn I’ve see is maybe 6 inches and fields with corn growing are rare right now. The alfalfa fields were 60-70% wiped out due to zero snow cover & freezing rains in January & Feb and now the farmers can’t get in the fields to re-seed them because it’s been raining nearly everyday and is right now. All of this on top of the 14″s of snow we got on May 2nd makes for a Bad spring.
        If farmers can’t get their corn, beans & hay in they’ll be forced to sell most of their livestock this fall because they won’t have any feed to carry them thru winter so meat prices will be very low to begin with and continue to rise significantly thru winter when the shortages kick in along with all the food products made from corn & soy. Not to mention how the bee colonies collapsing will affect everything else; it could get ugly.
        In my opinion, if you can’t drive an hour from your home and see where most your food supply comes from, you could be in real trouble. Especially if fuel prices skyrocket due to the Mideast crisis; my 2 cents…

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    13. Ryback says:

      Keep in mind the only conspiracy that exists in this adminstration are criminal conspiracies, which are true, they are always true. It is an organized criminal act perpetrated by many people. There is nothing imagined or made up about it. As this adminstration would have you belive. The cats out of the bag, they blew it. They have only one option, And I think everybody knowes what that is.

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    14. Satori says:

      it can’t happen here
      it can’t happen here
      it can’t happen here

      can it ???

      Guest Post: This Is What Crisis Feels Like

      http://www.zerohedge.com/news/2013-06-12/guest-post-what-crisis-feels

      “Everything became scarce. The electricity went out all the time. Even food on the grocery store shelves ran low. You would eat what you had available at home.

      And in a way, food became a medium of exchange. Within just a few days, people went from having confidence in their currency to not trusting it at all. No one wanted to accept paper money anymore, especially for something as valuable as food.

      And if they did, it would be at 2-3 times the normal price.”

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    15. braveheart says:

      It’s only a matter of time before the entire system in all of its aspects collapses. I still believe it will be during summer. Whatever triggers the collapse will be the MEGA-SHTF we have all feared and prepared for. My own prepping is in overdrive now and I hope everyone else is doing the same. braveheart

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      • Kevin2 says:

        They’re buying as much time as possible but like diminishing returns each additional input of fiat stimulus is having less effect thereby requiring increasingly greater amounts of currency and currency credits. Eighty five billion per month or a trillion a year rounded off is keeping us treading water. The ship as already sunk, the life boat sunk too being constructed too poorly by corrupt contractors and you can only tread water for so long.

        Reasonable prudence suggests that a soft landing will probably be impossible to achieve.

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    16. braveheart says:

      Eisen, when you mentioned burning a flag earlier, WHOSE flag are you talking about? braveheart

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    17. Satori says:

      are you really on “the” list ???

      Want to See Your NSA or FBI File? Here’s How…

      http://www.thedailysheeple.com/want-to-see-your-nsa-or-fbi-file-heres-how_062013

      from over on the Daily Sheeple

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      • and if you weren’t on their radar before you do this, you will be after, since im sure if you look at the form you need to fill out it will give them all the info they need to start watching you..
        like hell if im fill out shit to find out if they are or not,,because after you do you will be

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    18. braveheart says:

      Howdy, TotalCollapse.com, I still think its going to hit before summer’s over. Maybe around the time of the August recess for Congress. that’s probably when obama will sign the UN Small Arms Trade Treaty. when they try gun confiscation, that will damn sure be a trigger for war. IT WILL BE GAME ON! I’m not giving up anything I have, period! NOMI CATIMF braveheart

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    19. Ricardo says:

      “Not much longer now.

      The legs are coming out from this entire system.

      Not sure we can make it to the end of this year, without Collapse.”

      This is overhyped doom, when collapse really knocks our doors nobody will see it coming.

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    20. Ricardo says:

      Communist Takeover of ´Merica in 45 points:

      [From "The Naked Communist," by Cleon Skousen]

      1. U.S. acceptance of coexistence as the only alternative to atomic war.

      2. U.S. willingness to capitulate in preference to engaging in atomic war.

      3. Develop the illusion that total disarmament [by] the United States would be a demonstration of moral strength.

      4. Permit free trade between all nations regardless of Communist affiliation and regardless of whether or not items could be used for war.

      5. Extension of long-term loans to Russia and Soviet satellites.

      6. Provide American aid to all nations regardless of Communist domination.

      7. Grant recognition of Red China. Admission of Red China to the U.N.

      8. Set up East and West Germany as separate states in spite of Khrushchev’s promise in 1955 to settle the German question by free elections under supervision of the U.N.

      9. Prolong the conferences to ban atomic tests because the United States has agreed to suspend tests as long as negotiations are in progress.

      10. Allow all Soviet satellites individual representation in the U.N.

      11. Promote the U.N. as the only hope for mankind. If its charter is rewritten, demand that it be set up as a one-world government with its own independent armed forces. (Some Communist leaders believe the world can be taken over as easily by the U.N. as by Moscow. Sometimes these two centers compete with each other as they are now doing in the Congo.)

      12. Resist any attempt to outlaw the Communist Party.

      13. Do away with all loyalty oaths.

      14. Continue giving Russia access to the U.S. Patent Office.

      15. Capture one or both of the political parties in the United States.

      16. Use technical decisions of the courts to weaken basic American institutions by claiming their activities violate civil rights.

      17. Get control of the schools. Use them as transmission belts for socialism and current Communist propaganda. Soften the curriculum. Get control of teachers’ associations. Put the party line in textbooks.

      18. Gain control of all student newspapers.

      19. Use student riots to foment public protests against programs or organizations which are under Communist attack.

      20. Infiltrate the press. Get control of book-review assignments, editorial writing, policy-making positions.

      21. Gain control of key positions in radio, TV, and motion pictures.

      22. Continue discrediting American culture by degrading all forms of artistic expression. An American Communist cell was told to “eliminate all good sculpture from parks and buildings, substitute shapeless, awkward and meaningless forms.”

      23. Control art critics and directors of art museums. “Our plan is to promote ugliness, repulsive, meaningless art.”

      24. Eliminate all laws governing obscenity by calling them “censorship” and a violation of free speech and free press.

      25. Break down cultural standards of morality by promoting pornography and obscenity in books, magazines, motion pictures, radio, and TV.

      26. Present homosexuality, degeneracy and promiscuity as “normal, natural, healthy.”

      27. Infiltrate the churches and replace revealed religion with “social” religion. Discredit the Bible and emphasize the need for intellectual maturity, which does not need a “religious crutch.”

      28. Eliminate prayer or any phase of religious expression in the schools on the ground that it violates the principle of “separation of church and state.”

      29. Discredit the American Constitution by calling it inadequate, old-fashioned, out of step with modern needs, a hindrance to cooperation between nations on a worldwide basis.

      30. Discredit the American Founding Fathers. Present them as selfish aristocrats who had no concern for the “common man.”

      31. Belittle all forms of American culture and discourage the teaching of American history on the ground that it was only a minor part of the “big picture.” Give more emphasis to Russian history since the Communists took over.

      32. Support any socialist movement to give centralized control over any part of the culture–education, social agencies, welfare programs, mental health clinics, etc.

      33. Eliminate all laws or procedures which interfere with the operation of the Communist apparatus.

      34. Eliminate the House Committee on Un-American Activities.

      35. Discredit and eventually dismantle the FBI.

      36. Infiltrate and gain control of more unions.

      37. Infiltrate and gain control of big business.

      38. Transfer some of the powers of arrest from the police to social agencies. Treat all behavioral problems as psychiatric disorders which no one but psychiatrists can understand [or treat].

      39. Dominate the psychiatric profession and use mental health laws as a means of gaining coercive control over those who oppose Communist goals.

      40. Discredit the family as an institution. Encourage promiscuity and easy divorce.

      41. Emphasize the need to raise children away from the negative influence of parents. Attribute prejudices, mental blocks and retarding of children to suppressive influence of parents.

      42. Create the impression that violence and insurrection are legitimate aspects of the American tradition; that students and special-interest groups should rise up and use ["]united force["] to solve economic, political or social problems.

      43. Overthrow all colonial governments before native populations are ready for self-government.

      44. Internationalize the Panama Canal.

      45. Repeal the Connally reservation so the United States cannot prevent the World Court from seizing jurisdiction [over domestic problems. Give the World Court jurisdiction] over nations and individuals alike.

      Source: http://rense.com/general32/americ.htm

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    21. patientmomma says:

      I can’t remember which blog I got the link from but I printed the study report and finally read it. TRADE OFF: Financial System Supply-Chain Cross Contagion, a study in global system collapse, dated June 2012. About 75 pages, an easy read, which clearly and simply explains how the global economy and banking system will collapse with just a little push from a couple of natural disasters. Good examples and shows how without trucks rolling in USA, within 10 days we are in total break down. Link to follow.

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    22. patientmomma says:

      TRADE OFF: Financial System Supply-Chain Cross Contagion, a study in global system collapse.

      http://www.scribd.com/doc/100103277/Financial-System-Supply-Chain-Cross-Contagion-A-Study-in-Global-Systemic-Collapse

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    23. Ricardo says:

      This is why the pig of Roosevelt and Churchill got rid of nazi germany, it was a state strong enough to expell jews, bankers, and foreign people who were a threat for the european race of people in germany, but americans didn´t do as much scandal when stallin let millions of white russians and ukrainians to starve to death, which was even worse than the holobusiness.

      Americans will pay a high price for destroying the land of their ancestors, from Maine to California America was founded by european settlers, in their veins they have the blood of the english aristocrat, of the german engineer, of the irish farmer, of the hunter scotch and the labourer italian. But still they betrayed us, they betrayed europe when they destroyed our beautiful cities in dresden, hannover, berlin and burn alive our children, women and elders and let millions of mongrel siberians to enter europe who rape our girls by the thousands and killing so many worthy men. If there is a God justice must be spared…

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      • GoodDay_2EnterIntoEternity says:

        Hi Ricardo,

        Don’t forget about the European Spanish influence :) ….especially in my part of the world here in California.
        My daughter just completed a small project in her elementary school (dang, they get alot of homework nowadays!) learning about the various peoples who
        originally inhabited/settled our city (both native Indiginous and various European groups). Very intersting how each contributed and still has an influence on us even today. Some of us have the benefit of having both “European” and local Native “Indiginous” blood flowing deep through our warrior veins. (and THANK GOD its tempered by a very strong Catholic/Christian influence) :)
        Yep, good to read History and not take the history
        we were taught in High School as complete.
        *Note: When I lived in Germany, I did have the benefit
        of both attending Mass/service in English onsite or going “off our post/base” to attend Spanish Mass/service in a church in Frankfurt. I was not used to seeing such little attendance in the European Churches, almost empty (not sure if this is still the case). May be a case where the “New World” (from a European perspective) is the last hope for the “Old World”? ….I am sure the TPTB/NWO will have something to say about this :(
        Peace out

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      • The English did the fire bombing of Germany at night. The American bombers flew during the day and hit strategic targets like railroads, fuel dumps and manufacturing facilities. I agree the firebombing of Dresden and other civilian populations was a crime against humanity. My mother lived in Frankfurt as a child during WWII.

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    24. chef nunzio says:

      I see the trayvon+simmerman case leading to full scale riots across the US leading to gun confiscation and state of emergency areas. I have family that treated zimmerman after the altercation and he was beaten pretty bad. I don’t know what happened that night but I think he will get off from either an unfair trial or evidence. Whatever the reason I think he will get off and then the riots begin.

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    25. buzzfix says:

      This problem never was rectified after the Great Depression. There have been generations growing up on it. The government has been beating around the bush by feeding people. People would have burned down cities decades ago if it wasnt for government subsidy. Governments been just trying to hold it off as long as possible. I think that the 1.6b rds DHS bought do mean that the Last Supper is approaching. Why the government would do what it did I don’t know. Maybe our government was good hearted and generous back then I don’t know. Maybe they thought things would bounce back and balance off who knows but 70 some years later it’s caused disastrous ramifications for the nation and probably won’t be sustained much longer. I’m glad I’m not on Sam’s dinner tab. These people are foolish to accept what they take. Nothing is free and everything comes with a price. That’s a very vulnerable and dangerous place to be in. The worlds probably going to be doing some house cleaning soon. Nature knows its limits and knows how to regain the balance of life on earth. Mother earth is running out of milk for most her children.

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    26. 3n3my of th3 Stat3 says:

      the ZOG AMERIKAN NIGHTMARE: homeless – when you lose your job home friends and health , your children are digging through garbage for a meal as you look on and you dumped the family pets at the local park to give them a chance to survival life instead of the pound to be euthanized killed cause you can’t afford to feed them anymore … just remember who DELIBERATELY INTENTIONALLY did this too you , your family , neighbors and country .

      BARACK HUSSEIN OBAMA (barry soetoro of kenya) AND HIS NWO ZOG BILLIONAIRE SUPER FRIENDS

      as they eat caviar drink champagne , your children literally eat garbage and drink fluoridated radiated poisoned water .

      99% of your children will die of disease eventually , for their 1% elitism amusements and life excesses .

      N.O. ;0p

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    27. aljamo says:

      The government providing food for those less fortunate is a good thing, seeing how TPTB moved millions of jobs overseas and reduced wages to poverty levels to boost corporate profits. As far as burning the flag, that accomplishes nothing. The level of patriotism is unsettling considering current national conditions. The tie in with sports is repulsive, vast crowds standing at every game for a national anthem that glorifies war.

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    28. Patriot One says:

      There is no recovery, it’s just that most Americans are too stupid to know why they don’t have a job. The rest are laid up in the entitlement hammock, I mean safety net, playing the system.

      To put a spin on what Jesus said “the poor you will always have”. The producers, however are disappearing at an alarming rate. Without us, who will provide for them? They will be enslaved by the corporatist and statist. They deserve what they get for taking what they did not earn.

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    29. iceman says:

      http://www.zerohedge.com/news/trade-study-global-systemic-collapse. Here’s that link patientmomma was talking about

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    30. jim in Va. says:

      OWE-Bama

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    31. doesn't matter says:

      So I say……what the heck.
      use food stamps to buy preps.
      that way you can send your cash on guns and ammo.
      22lr. Is up 400%.
      your going to need 22lr. Buy the thousands along with as least 4-6 Ruger 10/22 rifles, with a min. Of 6 mags for each rifle.
      you will need these to keep up a constant barrage of fire, on the groups of looters, trying to get there food (food stamps back).

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    32. braveheart says:

      Eisen, i’m still waiting for my question to be answered. If you’re talking about burning a Russian, Chinese, or even a Muslim or UN flag, OK, I can live with that. But if you’re talking about burning the Stars and Stripes, don’t let me or any veteran catch you doing it. You wouldn’t like the response. braveheart

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    33. sheptical citizen says:

      I believe the goverments know that great clatyclismic end of an age earth changes are imminent. Al gore and the glowbull warming crowd was just a feel good attempt to hide the real cause of climate change. Man didnt cause it and man cant mitigate it. Yes a person who needs to feed their starving child will be very dangerious they will do anything and everything imagenable to aquire that food. The UN NWO Global elete are grasping at straws trying to ensure that they can remain in charge in the aftertime. All their scheming & decietful plans will be for naught. the whole planet will skyrocket baack to an 1800,s lifestyle & existance. Back then most people died by the time they where 40. back then Only folks with the constution of Rasputin lived to really old age. There will be a great culling and most will perish. those who live will probably wish that they where dead. Now on a positive note Its quite an exciting time to be alive on the earth. Just think an end of an age earth change. Mega clatyclisims. Earthquakes ,tornados, volcano eruptions, dramatic weather and climate changes, pole shifts ect. it will be quite an adventure. We cant stop it so just as well embrace the adventure. Most of us will perish but we all die somethime. If you have taken care to not do things that would endanger your immortal soul why should you fear death or anything else? Now food stamps how pitiful is someone that they cannott feed themselves and must rely on the goverment to provide their food?

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    34. Kimmmmm says:

      Those who receive money from the government should not be allowed suffrage.

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    35. JM Denver says:

      Nothing to see here, move along, move along.

      Take your cool-aid and sit down quietly with the rest of the class…

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    36. The Lone Ranger says:

      I see that some comments about this sad article SEEM to resent that our government is feeding genuinely hungry girls, boys, women, and men through the food stamp program..

      Why IS that?

      1- Go to www dot cbpp dot org to see who food stamps REALLY go to. Furthermore, fraud and abuse are only about 2% of the total program! Compare that to the REAL FRAUDsters who happen to be some of our elected leaders!

      2- Just as importantly, why AREN’T we talking about the MULTI-BILLIONS of YOUR Hard-earned TAX Dollars given to defense contractors, their shareholders, and their owners?

      How?

      Our country arms both sides and then intervenes when wars break out, AGAIN, with YOUR tax dollars.

      The Russians spent 10 years in Afghanistan and concluded they couldn’t win and GOT OUT!

      WHY are we STILL there? Are we protecting the drug trade there? I don’t know.

      General Smedley was Eternally right: War IS a racket! But not for us common citizens, but for the elite and their cronies whose elections they pay for or fund.

      “The root of all war is fear.” – Thomas Merton

      “As long as you do it to the least among you, you do it for Me.”

      “Thou Shall Not Kill.”

      “Feed the man [child, woman, man] dying of hunger, because if you have not fed [them] him, you have killed him [them].” – ancient Roman jurist, Gratian

      - The Lone Ranger

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      • common sense says:

        Very nice.
        Thanks for this.

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      • Highspeedloafer says:

        Right you are Lone Ranger, I confess to resenting that our government is feeding genuinely hungry girls, boys, women, and men through the food stamp program..

        It is not the Governments place. It is my duty and yours to feed the truly poor and needy. The Gov’t should have better uses of their time.

        Don’t tell me who they are feeding, I know at least 10 fat lazy slobs who wouldn’t swat at a snake if it were about to bite them. They wear their pajama pants to the store at 3:00 pm and you can see they just got out of bed to buy a pack of smokes and a pepsi. Get real.

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        • common sense says:

          “Don’t tell me who they are feeding”
          “I have a pre conceived notion and don’t want any facts to interfere with my bigotry”

          Another real zinger.
          This board is on fire!

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      • sheptical citizen says:

        Ill tell you the problem I have with food stamps. It rewards those who do the incorrect things and punishes the productive. Im a producing maker . Ive done the correct things like saving and avoiding debt. We aquired property by doing without. So the Govement punished me by robbing & redistributing by taxes & fees. Then they give some of that robbed from me to folks who had ought naught to do with me making it. Those folks never saved never did without are fat to obese. they wont work use their obesity orsome other excuse to get disability. Then my portion of my hardearned money has to unfairly compete against the free food stamps at the grocery store. I say let those folks & their kids starve. When SHTF happens there wont be nothing to buy with those food stamps. What happens then. Better to wean the lowlife parasites before than after. Nothing wrong with the policy of if you dont work you dont eat. And then their,s the lack of pride. How pitiful when a person must have someone else feed them. Ill never draw welfare. ill eat road kill. Actually ive ate plenty of road kill deer! Ill eat my horse ,dogs and almost anything before ill ask for a handout. their is really no such thing as free. food stamps & welfare hurt the recipent more than helping them. All welfare does is reward enable and increase the number of parasite takers and reduce and punish the too few & shinking productive makers.

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    37. Proftel says:

      Hidden due to low comment rating. Click to read it.

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    38. Honey BOOBOO says:

      USSR was in Shitholestan about 9 yrs and it finished bankrupting them. I’m sure USA can succeed where all others have failed. USA! USA! USA! YES WE CAN! YES WE CAN! YES WE CAN!

      Afghanistan was not such a shithole before USSR and USA helped them out so much with rediscovering their 8th century roots. Look up pictures of Afghanistan from the 70s. It was a melennium away from what it is now. Thanks USSR and USA!

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    39. sheptical citizen says:

      Our local public school had some kind of free lunch program. Wheni seny my oldest son to first grade he brought a lunch box. When he can home that day he told me the teacher told him not to bring his lunch box because the school lunch was free and was better than his that was brought from home. They made him eat the school food. sent sone papers for me to fill out. I immdiately called a neighbor who is on the school board. The next day My wife I and the neighbor went to the school the superintendent tride to insist we fill out the free lunch info. It ended up my son brought his lunch. hover he wasnt allowed to eat in the lunchroom he had to go eat outside on the playground. in bad weather he went and ate with the guy in the bus garage.Ostercised because we refused to be welfare accepting sheeple! my older children all brought their lunch from home all through school. by youngest did it untill the 7th grade then we finally got smart and home schooled him. Im very proud to state We where the only family in the whole school who didnt accept the free lunches. Guess what that school is now closd. It got to where so many parents got fed up and home schooled or sent their children to private schools that the attendance fell below the state minium. the sate department of education fired the school board and closed the school!

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    40. Anonymous says:

      Our patriotic duty from now on is to; starve the Government. Don’t pay taxes…come and get it!

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    41. bowlan says:

      its actually 50.1 million and climbing the numbers are wrong as usual

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    42. inflamed boil says:

      There’s more people gaming the food stamp system than there are people who are legitimately in need. Funds are being allocated to too many scam artists. I work in a grocery store. You don’t have to be American to get food stamps. You can be from any country.

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