Pigs To The Trough at Louisiana Wal-Marts Because of a Glitch in The DBT System
When I walked into the Shop & Save in Washington Pa. there was a young girl telling every person that walked in that Access Cards were not being accepted because the system was down. I did not think anything about it until I got home and on the local evening news they interviewed a lady that had call the station complaining that she was turned away by 2 grocery stores and a continent store. So I decided to look it up, and here is what I found.
Access Card system went down in 17 states Saturday. The outage was caused by an computer glitch.
The system for the food stamp debit-like cards, also called EBT cards, went down on Saturday in 17 states. The electronic system used at the stores to process purchases wasn’t working. The food stamp system went down as Xerox, which runs the electronic system, did a routine test on Saturday, which somehow caused the crash of the electronic system in 17 states, according to <a href=http://www.philly.com/philly/news/local/227541751.html< The Inquisitr via Yahoo News on Oct. 12.
Here is the kind of thing that really pisses me off and is a reason that no matter what happens in the near future, I feel a lot of the citizens in this country will get what they deserve.
It was reported that Saturday (October 12 2013) that there was a glitch with the DBT Access cards used by lower income families to acquire food at the Springfield and Mansfield Louisiana Wal-Marts were not posting a limit which allowed people to basically use a blank check. (Illegally of course.)
“Just about everything is gone. I’ve never seen it in that condition,” Mansfield Wal-Mart customer Anthony Fuller told KSLA.
“Now I know that many of you are sitting back saying, “Good, they didn’t do enough to that Lowlife store.” Don’t get me wrong I am not the biggest fan of Wal-Mart and there business practices, but there is another part of the story that should upset you.
Lynd explained the cards weren’t showing limits and they called corporate Wal-Mart, whose spokesman said to let the people use the cards anyway. From 7 to 9 p.m., people were loading up their carts, but when the cards began showing limits again around 9, one woman was detained because she rang up a bill of $700 and only had .49 on her card. She was held by police until corporate Wal-Mart said they wouldn’t press charges if she left the food.
Lynd says at 9 p.m., when the cards came back online and it was announced over the loud speaker, people just left their carts full of food in the aisles and left.”No arrests were made.
Now the parts that are in bold font are the things that should upset you, I know they did me. But that is just how I was raised and something I tried to instill in my daughter. “You just don’t waste food”. And it’s not because there are children starving allover the world, it is because, (especially in the case of meat) that animal gave up its life so that you can be nourished. Now a days with the way our economy is there may come a time when you wish you had what you wasted.
What these people did is the same as writing and cashing a check for an empty bank account. If I would cash a check under those circumstances depending on the amount I would go to prison