Clayton County Food Stamp Snafu Angers Many

Justin Gray, My Fox (Atlanta), August 10, 2011

Anger and frustration from dozens of Clayton County parents who say their children are going hungry after their food stamps were suddenly cut off.

State officials admit that something went wrong down in Clayton County at the office that administers food stamps and Medicaid but they’re still not sure what.

Parents say they can’t buy food without those food stamps.

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“There’s no telling my kids we can’t eat. I’m not taking no. We don’t deserve that. Nobody should go hungry here in Georgia,” said Terry Clark.

State officials say the office was overwhelmed Tuesday with dozens of families facing a similar problem. The food stamps are just not there.

“Me and my kids they haven’t ate since this morning. I was supposed to get my food stamps yesterday and I got nothing,” said a mother.

A state spokesperson says what happened was out of the ordinary and unexpected but she said they don’t know yet what went wrong–what was the glitch that lead to this mess?

“Our budgets have not been increased, they’ve been decreased,” said one official.

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In a statement, a state spokesperson says, “We have both state and county staff working to understand the cause of the problem today. We are working to ensure people receive their food stamps as soon as possible.”

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[Editor’s Note: According to this fact sheet, in 2009, Clayton County was 62.1 percent black, 30.4 percent white, and 12.2 percent Hispanic. Data compiled by the New York Times reveals that in June 2009, 25 percent of blacks and 11 percent of whites (a category which presumably includes Hispanics) were on food stamps.]

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  • madison grant

    Scary. This report is very disturbing because if these blacks can’t get their food stamps they may actually (shudder) have to (gasp) look for jobs!

  • Mirek Nowicki

    I have a solution. In my old factory, hard working HR person quit over promotion with black boss. Naturally he hired two ladies of his colour. Their first task was to calculate the payroll of the hourly employees increased by 2%. Younger one did the math. When they received their checks they were nicely surprised. Pay was DOUBLED. Obviously “well educated” executive secretary had problems with the computer, that was explanation given by her boss.

  • Anonymous

    Watching that video it is obvious that the state of Georgia has repaid every cent that it ever profited from slavery, probably a hundred times over.

    Slavery really is the great tragedy of this nation although not for the reasons that liberals and blacks believe it is.

  • 38specialady

    “Me and my kids they haven’t ate since this morning. I was supposed to get my food stamps yesterday and I got nothing,” said a mother.

    She “got” nothing. Maybe she ought to “get” a job so she can “get” something for herself. She just doesn’t “get” it. She wants something for nothing, and the taxpayers “get” stuck with the bill.

  • Conrad

    I must wonder, what did she buy with her last batch of food stamps?! She’s only a day or two over do.

  • Gimmeka A’han’dout

    It is difficult for me to even IMAGINE having the mind-set that says I’m ENTITLED to food stamps – unless I was physically or mentally disabled. Full-grown adults who can work, acting like we OWE them food stamps??? I’ve got Mexican dudes here who work for $10/hr doing heavy lifting, like moving stuff for people – IN ADDITION to their full-time jobs gardening, cutting trees & wood, and as professional movers. These guys will work 16-18 hrs/day and be grateful for the work. Where do these home-grown blacks get off thinking we owe them ANYTHING?? I’d ‘a’ sight rather have our Mexican dudes as neighbors and friends than those lazy creeps portrayed in the article. Ghetto blacks have been coddled into believing they are ENTITLED to welfare, food stamps, free health care — in other words, they think they have every right to sit on their lazy behinds and do nothing and be paid for it. I know what I’d like to pay ’em with — and it has .357 as a prefix….

  • Ronald

    “Parents say they can’t buy food without those food stamps.”

    Correction: The overburdened taxpayer cannot pay to feed the taxpayer supported parents and their children until the taxpayer provided food stamps arrive.

    Ronald

  • PT

    We’ve got a program to provide food for people, who, for whatever reason, are down on their luck. Putting aside for the moment the fact that we have a huge number of people who seem to accept being permanently down on their luck as a lifestyle, it is still a fact that at least as of today our agricultural industry is productive enough to provide enough product so that folks won’t starve to death…it is the US after all, so it seems the least we can do is make sure these folks are well-nourished enough to have the energy to murder and rape themselves into whatever unnatural demise is in their future. But still…

    It is the modern world…stuff breaks…glitches bring systems down…the scanner at the grocery store goes on the fritz…the gas pump gets screwed up so you have to go in and pay first…it’s an irritation…where do these imbeciles get the right to get all pissed off because they have to wait a day or two before getting all their free stuff which is actually paid for by the rest of us?…I know it’s their sense of entitlement combined with being like, so…can I say retarded?…but still!!! this blows your mind!!!

    And what’s with the idiot news people? They’re doing a story on food stamps and here’s Blondie screeching about getting her prescriptions filled..she’s worried that she’ll get down to her last pill!! Well duh…isn’t that how it works?

    Just another day in da hood, i guess.

  • Anonymous

    Has the though ever accursed to these people ” If you can’t feed’em don’t breed’em ” why is it our job to feed generation after generation .

  • Cat Patrol

    What the hell, do these people eat up all their food in anticipation of getting more free food? I mean, even I didn’t get paid this week I would still have enough food in my house to last several more days. Worthless Eaters.

  • crystal

    I wonder if these people tried to find other avenues to get food such as churches or community food banks or perhaps friends and family would have helped.

  • Ben

    God. I wonder how angry they will be when the country collapse and all benefits go out the window.

  • MAJ

    This is really an amazing article.

    The headline should actually read:

    UNGRATEFUL BLACKS BE HONGRY

    Can you imagine white people reacting like 7 year-olds to basically a bureaucratic error. These people should thank God they are being provided for. It’s a total indictment of black culture to behave like this.

    From the article:

    Terry Clark says she stood in line for more than six hours at Clayton County’s Human Services Office because food stamp help for her six children unexpectedly ended.

    You think she’d stand in line for 6 hours looking for a job?

    From the article:

    “There’s no telling my kids we can’t eat. I’m not taking no. We don’t deserve that,” said Terry Clark.

    Hey, Ms. Clark, sooner than you think people are going to start saying “no” because there is no money left. So tell your six children to get used to it.

    As for “we don’t deserve that” – perhaps Ms. Clark can explain to us exactly why that is. I’m having a hard time with the answer. Even better, tell us why, in 2011, you DO deserve that. Talk about empty words.

    Whites, I believe, are going to start exiting counties, and then states, where blacks have become entirely dependent on handouts and simply exist to drain resources. It will snowball as other whites follow to eventually set up new lives and enclaves, perhaps in northern/mountain states. As the whites/taxpayers flee there will be even less local money available.

    From the article:

    “Me and my kids they haven’t ate since this morning. I was supposed to get my food stamps yesterday and I got nothing,” said a mother.

    That is really a telling statement (if it’s true – I mean, who really knows). If it is true then it is simply mind-boggling.

    That even after years on food stamps these people are unable to plan ahead by even ONE DAY and maybe think to have extra food in the house available for an emergency. Who has a house with children, gets free food every month, and doesn’t think to have even canned goods or something in case of even bad weather or storms? Are you telling me the mother simply ran out of food?

    Seriously.

    And not to be callous but you might expect to read something like “My children and I have not eaten in four days.”

    Instead we get, “Me and my kids they haven’t ate since this morning.”

    Ironically, I actually haven’t eaten since this morning either. I think they’ll live.

  • Anonymous

    With all the high-powered affirmative action personnel in government jobs, why is it that a mild-mannered to the point of meekness white person has to go out to meet the unhappy masses? I’d send the lowest IQ affirmative action moron out to explain the situation. To anyone with an IQ over 80, the problem would be obvious as soon as the moron started talking.

  • NBJ

    This is very chilling indeed. Just look at their attitude when there is a “snag” in the system. The mayhem and destruction that will follow when this country goes broke and can no longer afford welfare should scare the hell out of EVERYBODY. Arm yourself to the hilt, because these people will make London look like a day in the park.

  • don

    How about getting a job. Did that ever occur to any of you?? The only white people in that entire report was the reporter and director, and they were there because they were AT WORK.This country is getting the life sucked out of it by these leeches.

  • Tim

    If they can do drug testing for welfare, there should be mandatory birth control while living on government assistance.

  • Anonymous

    Revenue at the McDonalds in the area must have been way down.

  • Anonymous

    Well, yes the children do have to eat, but looking at the size of those ‘ladies’ missing a few meals could do them a lot of good. By the way, MY kids had to eat every day too. WE did it the old fashioned way, we worked (you know, JOBS) and EARNED money to feed them…no problem.

  • Anonymous

    “State officials admit that something went wrong down in Clayton County at the office that administers food stamps and Medicaid but they’re still not sure what.”

    I have no direct knowledge of the situation, but I would take 2-1 that bet that there is nothing wrong with the the office’s commitment to Diversity.

  • Cogitator

    It is hard to believe these welfare bums have no food in their houses, and unless they get their foods stamps that day cannot eat. If they cannot manage better than that, they are even more pitiful than I previously though, and I had a very low opinion of them.

  • Anonymous

    Before L B Johnson increased the welfare, social programs, how did the blacks feed themselves? Must have done just fine. Matter of fact, at least they were self-sufficient. This country need to back prior to Johnson years. Trillions wasted all for nothing. In any case, the gravy is soon ending as the whites steadily decrease in number. God help us all, as the blacks will go crazy.

  • Anonymous

    “Scary. This report is very disturbing because if these blacks can’t get their food stamps they may actually (shudder) have to (gasp) look for jobs!”

    They will eat you before they will look for a job.

  • Anonymous

    So, the minute the foodstamps run out, the children begin to miss meals??? There wasn’t enough food left in the house to feed everybody SOMETHING for 48 hours? What if there had been a major storm, and the grocery store’s computers had stopped working? Nobody with an EBT card would have been able to purchase anything with their card until the power was restored.

    Is this woman so broke that she couldn’t buy a couple of loaves of bread to tide them over for a day or two? Really, I have been on welfare and food stamps, with two little kids, and I was never in a situation like this. We would have always had some peanut butter and jelly and something or other in the freezer.

  • Rebelcelt

    Notice how protedtive she is of her kids when it is White peoples money.The adults spend the cash on themselves.We pay for the school, housing , heat home fix ups and food.

  • Ghost in the Machine

    The entire social fabric is coming apart in the US and Europe.

    There are chronic, high rates of unemployment, a large underclass made up of blacks too lazy to find work, add that onto a teetering economic system backed by a phony currency that is headed for an implosion, all a product of government malfeasance, and we are headed for a complete social breakdown. These recent worldwide riots are but a small example of what is yet to come.

    Now, imagine what will happen when Big Government has NO money left to load up the EBT cards for these black, multi-generaltional welfare users? They will become enraged and violent at those whom they perceive as privileged — whites.

    Nonwhites have already been brainwashed with the message that whites stole everything they have from them (or are living on stolen land as in the Southwest) or that we whites became rich by making them poor. The elite in the government have done an excellent job of stoking the fires of racial hatred and class envy over the past 50 years. And, in light of recent events, blacks know that the government “ain’t gonna do nothing” when they viciously attack whites and that whites don’t fight back (something WE must change immediately).

    There will be riots, more widespread than ever whith blacks rampaging through food stores cleaning off shelves. If cities are rocked by violent riots, deliveries of food and fuel will be hampered. Then, they’ll come after you in your home as the rioters did in Britain. I heard elderly, terrified Britons on the radio describing how rioters had broken into their homes. The government did not and will not protect them and the rioters know it.

    It will be up to you to fortify your home and be ready to defend it with deadly force. You must stock up on food and ammunition if widespread riots break out and the “thin blue line” is stretched too thin, or, likely, is ordered to stand down.

    You must understand this above all: the government will not come to your defense. You must defend yourself and your families because no one else will.

    Also, be prepared to be called a vigilante, a right-wing extremist and other hateful terms by a government that is supposed to provide security for you.

    The government wishes for you to be eliminated. As other have repeatedly stated: We are in a war for our survival and have many mortal enemies on many fronts including the government and media. It will be a fight to the death and it will be up to us whites as to whether we survive or not. Nothing will change until we remove and replace a white hating, lying government that sets blacks and other nonwhites against us and allows them to attack us with impunity.

    Got it yet??

  • Bill

    It is ok to tell these obese and angry people to get jobs. But what could they possibly do that would be worth even one dollar an hour?

  • Old Soldier

    A common Afrikaaner term for Bantu is “mundt” (mouth). No explanation needed.

  • Anonymous

    “Parents say they can’t buy food without those food stamps.”

    How about paying with cash? No that’s not rhetorical.

    Back in my college days, my then-girlfriend worked as a mega-mart cashier. She tells quite a few tales along this line: The customer has a cart-full of convenience food (remember we’re on a undergrad diet–ramen, PBJ, lentils, eggs, mac&cheese, canned soups & veggies) and they pay in food stamps. For the goods that are not food stamp eligible (name brand alcohol and tobacco more often than not) and demonstrate that they have enough cash to more than cover the entire (i.e. food and non-food) purchase. That’s right–lots of big bills.

  • Mike

    It would have been interesting if the reporter had asked the woman with six kids some questions, like:

    1. How long have you been on the dole?

    2. When did you last work? Does your “husband” work? Tell us how you lost your job… or have you ever had a job?

    3. In modern America, where almost no one has more than 3 children because of economic reasons, how did you come to have 6 children you can’t feed? Do you have a religeous conviction against birth control? If so, have you asked your church to feed the children instead of the taxpayers?

    4. Would you be willing to clean the government foodstamp office in the evening to lesson the burden on the txpayers?

    5. What are your long-term plans?

  • john

    This woman is absolutely right. Nobody should be forced to choose between pop-wine, cable TV, top-of-the-line sneakers and putting food on the table.

  • Tom S.

    #20 – have no direct knowledge of the situation, but I would take 2-1 that bet that there is nothing wrong with the the office’s commitment to Diversity.

    And I’ll bet that its BECAUSE of their “diversity” that the clich happened in the first place. I’m sure if they traced the problem they’ll find a “JaVarus” or a “Shaqueela” as the culprit.

  • Anonymous

    It’s obvious what the problem is, yet none of the officials will dare say it.

    When the US credit was downgraded, it hardly effected the national governments ability to borrow but severely cut into the state and local townships ability to borrow.

    These liberal bastions who have been busy stuffing the US to the brim with illegals and giving black crackheads 6 figure incomes for pumping out six children from six different men….all in prison, have at last run out of money and run out of credit.

    But it’s not even across the US.

    They have no one to blame but Obama.

  • Anonymous

    From what I could see, most of these welfare cases were wearing gold jewelry of some sort.

    And just how are these deadbeats able to afford such luxury items? Oh yeah, “dey baby daddy(s)” must have bought them.

    Since gold is up to $1200 an ounce, they should pawn “dey bling” so they can feed “dey chilins”.

    Seriously, who the hell doesn’t have a least a few days worth of food at home?

  • kingoldby

    See how quickly civilised behaviour ended when the welfare system fails.

    That’s the future you are all looking at. Take careful note and prepare.

  • Californian

    One would also think that this is an opportunity for liberals to come forward and contribute food to these people. How about liberals inviting them into their own houses and cooking them meals?

  • Anonymous

    Gee, their kids eat free food at schools daily! Most get THREE meals there. So tell me where those food stamps are really going?

    The people who should be getting food stamps cannot “qualify” even though they are poorer than these YOUNG welfare idiots!

    Who, you ask? Our elderly who only have little to live on with their SSA and those who are disabled on SSI. Neither group can get a dime of food stamps!

    I know, I am “elderly” and worked 35 years and struggling to manage my rent, pge, etc on my small check. I am lucky to have $80 a month left. That has to cover my food, bus pass for the month (raised to $25 a month), personal items, etc. and quarters to wash clothes all month. So I have very little for groceries every month. I really could use some of those food stamps since I paid the taxes for them (for others) all the years I worked.

    I also buy cat food for my 2 house cats whom I adore and are my companions and keep me sane in this insane, upside down, America. Yet ILLEGALS get FREE college now in our broke State. The State found money for that, but not for us.

  • Anonymous

    26 — Ghost in the Machine wrote at 9:08 AM on August 12:

    The entire social fabric is coming apart in the US and Europe.

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    Your whole post says it all. Problem for me is I am an elderly woman trying to live on my SSA after working 35 years. I have NO money to even buy ammunition, let alone a gun. No money to stock up on water, food etc. I barely eke out enough food money to last 3 weeks out of a month.

    I am also afraid that one or two or more people in a home, apt, etc. cannot stop these gangs who will outnumber us 500 to one when they come rampaging into our homes. They will have thousands of guns and worse at their disposal while we have one or two guns? Look at what these Zetas, etc already have and what they do and the police can’t even stop them NOW? They will take by force every bit of food and water one has stocked up on.

    I cannot see how having food, guns, water etc. is going to do for us when thousands of nonwhites will be storming on your home.

    I always wanted to ask this question when they talk about riots on talk radio and advice us to get guns and stock up on essentials. Maybe someone here can answer this for me.

  • Question Diversity

    29: I have heard horror stories from people that used to work in grocery stores that people bought tobacco and alcohol using food stamp cards, and they did this because the store’s general manager ordered the checkers to let them do that, and the store’s GM was doing that at the behest of the central management of the supermarket chain in question.

    38: I am a firearms owner and advocate. However, I am aware of their uses and more importantly, their limitation. I can use my pistol with my CCW permit to deter or defend myself against a one-on-one crime. A situation of 500 Zetas versus one elderly white woman can only be stopped or repelled or deterred by government force. A real government would keep the 500 Zetas from entering the country in the first place, but nobody is asking me. Most of the talk radio hosts who tell you to “stock up on essentials” aren’t saying it because they believe it, they’re saying it because certain “food storage” companies (largely a Utah-Mormon industry) buy ads on their shows. People should do some of that, but it’s getting to be a big damned hustle, or rather, it has been for some time. While I’m on that subject, beware the gold hustle or the silver hustle — Sure, have some, but ask yourself this critical question — If American paper is so worthless and gold so valuable, why do all these trading companies want your worthless American paper so badly in exchange for their valuable gold? Gold companies are also a big conservative talk radio sponsor as of late.

    One more thing, I have some good news on the front of governments finally getting off their schneid — Big city police departments that have a big enough budget and enough ghetto young black men have to have gang intelligence units. The way they work is that various blacks arrested on relatively minor felonies are used as stool pidgeons — The cops promise to hold back on referring their “minor felony” issue to the DA in exchange for them becoming snitches on the Q.T. Now, with criminal thug blacks, you can’t always rely on them telling the truth, and even honest white people tend to embellish stories in their favor. That’s why you hang a lot of swords of Damocles over the heads of a lot of blacks with minor felony arrests, so that you can have a lot of different sides of the same story so that the police can triangulate their way to the truth. So when a murder happens, a suspect is easy to bag. I was wondering why the cops weren’t making these stool pidgeons give them their Twitter or Facebook usernames and passwords, so that the cops can log in and pretend to be ghetto blacks, and watch for a Twitter or Facebook organized black flash mob brewing, then be at the scene of the potential crime with batons drawn. Finally, I read an article in one of the New York papers today that said that the NYPD is going to start doing just that.

  • Anonymous

    Disgusting!

    My neighbors have (!) People living there 2 women & their seven kids (in a small 3 bedroom house). No fathers in site. (SHOCKING!) They invaded the neighborhood with the help of a church program that pays their rent for a year, while they sit on the section 8 waiting list.

    One of the other neighbors agreed to take them grocery shopping. Apparently for the 9 people they make $1,350 a month!! (I knew for a single adult it’s $200 & for a family of 3 its $500 but i had never extrapolated that to 9) so after 3 cart loads of junk food,,all soda pop chips, candy, twinkies & tv dinners they paid up. Had $40 left so she bought a big sponge bob birthday cake.

    Next few days the kids outside all had Pepsi (nothing like watching a 3 year old drink 3 cans of Pepsi in under,an hour) chips, watermelon, Popsicle etc. within a week the mom was knocking on my door asking to borrow 2 sticks of butter, & a cup of milk.

    The good news? The neighbor that gave them the ride to the store? He reads AmRen and VDare now.

  • Ghost in the Machine

    I cannot see how having food, guns, water etc. is going to do for us when thousands of nonwhites will be storming on your home.

    Then you must work on a personal security plan and make yourself less of a sitting duck because the government and police will neither protect your life and home nor come to your rescue.

    We are in for tough times and unprecedented crime as the economy weakens and crumbles. Be aware that the aging electrical grid is vulnerable to attack so the electricity might go out.

    Here are a few suggestions:

    Don’t make yourself an easy target. Fortify your home as best you can. Invest in good locks for your doors, deadbolts and outdoor lighting. Make sure your windows can be secured and locked. Rioters are opportunists looking for quick and easy picking such as drugs guns and liquor. If you secure your home the rioters will move on looking for easier targets.

    You may have to hunker down for a while so have food and water stored and on hand, for your animals as well. The riots lasted four long days in England while the government stood by and did nothing. Those who tried to defend their homes were vilified by the media.

    I travel widely across the US by car on business, listen to a lot of radio, and have not heard a single radio program outside of Utah and Idaho that was sponsored by a Utah-based “food-storage” company. I do, however, know that high unemployment is entrenched and that there is a large, idle white-hating underclass that has been primed to attack whites. When the EBT cards stop working there will be food riots and you must be prepared for empty supermarket shelves with no end in sight.

    Only an economic illiterate like Obama or financial fool like Helicopter Ben would tell you that the dollar and economy are sound. A rise in the price of gold reflects a weakening dollar; gold has been honored as currency for 2,000 years and has held its value over the past 200 years. Anyone who tells you to place your faith in the almighty dollar or any other fiat currency such as the EURO is not looking out for your best interests.

    Even the Chinese are fleeing the dollar. When the dollar is dumped as the world’s reserve currency you’ll see its real value, which will be zero. What do you think you’ll be able to purchase with your suddenly worthless American fiat dollars? It will be like The Weimar Republic where people were tossing worthless paper money out of laundry baskets to steal the laundry basket.

    Here’s a recent conversation circa July 2011 between Ron Paul and “Helicopter Ben”:

    Congressman Ron Paul: Do you think gold is money?

    Fed Chairman Ben Bernanke: No.

    Paul: Why do central banks hold it?

    Bernanke: …Tradition.

    Tradition? This is who is in control and making decisions about America’s currency? And Ron Paul is labeled a “nut”?

    As Peter Schiff says: Gold is money because central bankers like Mr. Bernanke cannot be trusted with a paper substitute… gold buying has nothing to do with ‘uncertainty.’ In fact, it’s just the opposite…

    No one should take heed of these fools or any others that tell you all is well with the American economy. It is headed for an inevitable collapse followed by violent riots with the above in the article and her six children leading the way. She won’t hesitate to kill you.

  • Anonymous

    38: I am a firearms owner and advocate. However, I am aware of their uses and more importantly, their limitation. I can use my pistol with my CCW permit to deter or defend myself against a one-on-one crime. A situation of 500 Zetas versus one elderly white woman can only be stopped or repelled or deterred by government force. A real government would keep the 500 Zetas from entering the country in the first place, but nobody is asking me. Most of the talk radio hosts who tell you to “stock up on essentials” aren’t saying it because they believe it, they’re saying it because certain “food storage” companies (largely a Utah-Mormon industry) buy ads on their shows. People should do some of that, but it’s getting to be a big damned hustle, or rather, it has been for some time. While I’m on that subject, beware the gold hustle or the silver hustle — Sure, have some, but ask yourself this critical question — If American paper is so worthless and gold so valuable, why do all these trading companies want your worthless American paper so badly in exchange for their valuable gold? Gold companies are also a big conservative talk radio sponsor as of late.

    ————————————————————–

    I am poster #38. Thank you for answering my questions. I am on the same wave length as you are.

    I always had “that feeling” that the reason they push stocking up on food, water etc. is exactly what you stated. They know darn well these roving gangs, blacks, mexicans, etc can easily TAKE what they want from you. A lone gun will never protect most of us in our homes, period. They will have us surrounded, burn us down in our homes, a grand scale home invasions, etc.

    There is a radio host called “the radio detective” ex-law enforcement officer and a private investigator, and he spouts this stuff all the time about getting a gun, stocking up on essentials, buying gold, etc. He KNOWS for a fact that we can never protect ourselves or KEEP our food or even our lives from invading enemies.

    What you said about buying up gold and silver is yet another scheme it seems to me. You are right about why would they want our worthless dollars to pay for gold? I always wondered HOW is one suppose to even GET their gold if something happens in the first place? If it isn’t in my hand from the beginning I don’t trust that someone else is “holding” that gold for us. Don’t people just get a gold “certificate”? What good is that? I really don’t have a clue how this stuff works but I always had the gut feeling again, that something isn’t right about the whole thing.

    Thanks again.

    What you said about gold and silver

  • Question Diversity

    42: Another consideration: Confiscation. FDR starting in 1933 prohibited American citizens from owning non-numismatic non-sentimental non-jewelry gold. Any bullion gold had to be turned in to some government agent. The prohibition wasn’t overturned until 1975 (one of the few good things Gerald Ford did). It can certainly happen again.

  • Antidote

    First of all, didn’t President Clinton “end welfare as we know it?” Did those reforms make any kind of a dent in the gibsmedat?

    The systems of freebies and goodies for blacks and other minorities cannot be eliminated without terrible disruption. Absent some kind of invasive war, massive terrorist attack or a nation-wide natural disaster with Katrina-like results—nothing is going to happen and the black underclass will simply continue to breed and consume.

    Yes, this (still) is a nation of almost unbelievable agricultural abundance, but the systems of land use and the gubmint subsidies to agribiz are unsustainable and will have to be reconfigured.

    As this is a nation of shared sacrifice, the welfare blacks will have to cut back. So, I see a gradual cut back for those of us “most vulnerable” (this is what the DWLs call ’em). They will not get food stamps but actual surplus: brick cheese, powdered milk, cans of hearts and lungs; they will not get a rent allowance but will be moved to Welfare Villages of sturdy three storied block housing, where there will be community centers with giant TV screens and live entertainment; There will be primary education (and beyond) for those who can be educated but for the vast majority, a system of trade schools will be established teaching skills commensurate with 80 IQs–surely a nation needs fry cooks, hair burners, and porters.

  • Old and tired

    Well it seems that Youtube in it’s infinate wisdom has pulled the video as “hate speech”.

  • Ghost in the Machine

    Another consideration: Confiscation. It can certainly happen again.

    Don’t count on it.

    The government, BTW, did not confiscate gold in 1933, it nationalized gold.

    Shortly after taking office, Franklin Delano Roosevelt signed Executive Order 6102 into law, prohibiting the “hoarding” of gold. All “hoarders” (i.e. people who owned more than $100 worth of gold) were forced, by law, to sell their “excess” gold to the government at the prevailing price of $20.67 per ounce.

    The government will not call in gold because there is a tremendous amount of gold held in very powerful hands, including, I’m sure, Ben Bernake. Gold and gold bullion is held by pension funds, university endowment funds, large powerful hedge funds, corporate reserves, and state treasuries.

    What you said about buying up gold and silver is yet another scheme it seems to me. You are right about why would they want our worthless dollars to pay for gold? I always wondered HOW is one suppose to even GET their gold if something happens in the first place? If it isn’t in my hand from the beginning I don’t trust that someone else is ‘holding’ that gold for us. Don’t people just get a gold “certificate”? What good is that?

    You are naive and have a lot to learn. Buying gold is not a scheme. Gold is bought and held for a number of reasons including as a hedge against inflation

    and a declining dollar.

    People keep physical gold as in gold bullion and gold coins cached in their homes. The wise keep their mouths shut about owning it.

    I really don’t have a clue how this stuff works but I always had the gut feeling again, that something isn’t right about the whole thing.

    Then you shouldn’t be making commentary on it until you understand it better.

  • Anonymous

    46 — Ghost in the Machine wrote at 10:43 AM on August 15

    I really don’t have a clue how this stuff works but I always had the gut feeling again, that something isn’t right about the whole thing.

    Then you poster #46 say, “Then you shouldn’t be making commentary on it until you understand it better.”

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    Really? Who are YOU to tell anyone what their gut feeling tells them?