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Food Relief Lines Grow Long, Tense

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posted on Jun, 24 2008 @ 12:08 PM
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Food Relief Lines Grow Long, Tense


www.jsonline.com

The chaos that erupted outside Milwaukee County's main welfare office Monday over disaster-related food aid had more to do with a weak economy and crushing poverty in parts of this community than the devastating floods that swept through the state earlier this month, local government and food relief officials said.

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posted on Jun, 24 2008 @ 12:08 PM
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Another sign of the times lately. Masses of people living in poverty, waiting in food lines, and not nearly enough supply for the demand. Yet another reason to start growing that garden if you have the means, as all indications point to an escalation in this crisis in the coming months and years...


"We expect long lines for free food in Third World countries," Hines said. "We don't expect a line of 2,500 people waiting for food vouchers" in Milwaukee. No one was seriously injured, and there were no arrests Monday, but those in line described the scene as chaotic. Many thought they would receive vouchers immediately, and frustration mounted when some learned that was not the case.






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posted on Jun, 24 2008 @ 01:03 PM
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I remember the neocons gloating over the Soviet Union, and it's bread lines...

"That could never happen in America!" they said.

Well, they were part right, in the America we were, it could never happen; but this is THEIR America now.



posted on Jun, 24 2008 @ 01:17 PM
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First step in subjugating the masses is to cut off or take away their ability to feed and provide for themselves.


The longer the food lines grow, the easier it will be to convince a populous of desperate people to do anything. That whole "make us your slaves...but feed us" type of mentallity will become more and more present.

After all, a starving enemy is easily defeated.



posted on Jun, 24 2008 @ 01:32 PM
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Let’s just hope more people wake up and start to think like you.

This whole thing makes me sick. I would vomit but I may need those extra calories soon!



posted on Jun, 24 2008 @ 01:35 PM
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Welcome to the America of the future. At last the present situation has made it out of the Blogs and into the mainstream media.

Food lines and disparaging poverty have gripped many areas of our country and things are not looking too good for the future.

This link is a little older but still relevant to the crisis and an eye opener for those who don't believes all is has been/is happening.

www.cbsnews.com...

This link is relatively new and shows the same situation:

www.cbsnews.com...

With the state of the economy, rising gas prices, rising consumer goods prices and natural disasters I believe this may only be the beginning.

www.theindychannel.com...

DD you have caught something here that should be a warning signal to everyone. Good Thread!



posted on Jun, 24 2008 @ 01:44 PM
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These people were there to get replacement vouchers for food stamps damaged by the floods. I can't for one second believe that all these people lost their vouchers in the rising water. And even if they did, why should the government have to replace them?

If I left $100.00 on my kitchen table and it floated out the open window when the flood waters came, would anyone feel compelled to replace it for me?
Of course not. It certainly should not be the governments responsibility to do so.

How about a rule that you get your vouchers based on on filling a certain amount of sandbags filled, or something like that.


[edit on 24-6-2008 by Sparky63]

[edit on 24-6-2008 by Sparky63]



posted on Jun, 24 2008 @ 02:01 PM
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Originally posted by DimensionalDetective

Food Relief Lines Grow Long, Tense


www.jsonline.com

The chaos that erupted outside Milwaukee County's main welfare office Monday over disaster-related food aid had more to do with a weak economy and crushing poverty in parts of this community than the devastating floods that swept through the state earlier this month, local government and food relief officials said.

(visit the link for the full news article)



This is great spin, trying to blame the overall economy for the near riot in Milwaukee. The truth of the matter is that people were there because of the prospect of free food, getting something for nothing.


"I don't think anybody anticipated this kind of volume," said Hoze, who called in additional staff to try to speed the process.

"I think with last week's announcement, and Juneteenth Day, it just spread tremendously fast by word of mouth," he said. "We have just been inundated."


So it wasn't like there was a food shortage or that people were starving, It was the rumor passed around on "Juneteenth" that you could get free food stamps. Look at the pictures provided on the link by the op, There is no way all these people happened to lose their precious food stamps.

Just another snow job by the media.

I particularly like this bit of information:

Federal rules do not require applicants to provide proof of either flood damage or income, according to state Department of Health and Family Services Secretary Karen Timberlake.


How irresponsible is that?



[edit on 24-6-2008 by Sparky63]



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