Friday, December 20, 2013

Goading the Poor into Class War

I hate to admit it, but it should come as no surprise to anyone who's read this blog for very long that I'm on government food stamps. After all, I can't even afford a computer -- I have to do all my blogging at the library, which is why it often takes so long for me to get to posting comments. Most Americans have recently heard about a large cut in food stamps that took place in November. Sure, there's plenty of money to bail out international banks and send over to Israel, but when it comes to feeding the poor ... well, they don't have a lobby do they?

So I've been having to make do with about $2.30 a day in food stamps since November, and now I just got a thing in the mail that says, "SNAP Benefit Deposit Dates Are Changing in January 2014! In January only, you will receive the first half of your SNAP benefits (formerly food stamps) on your current deposit date, and the second half on your new deposit date. Beginning in February, you will receive all your benefits on the new date. Please plan ahead! The new schedule is listed below." And it shows a chart where everyone's deposit date is moved ahead by 10 days.

Um, isn't that just a fancy way to tell us we lost 10 days worth of food? Funny, I never saw this being discussed on TV. Meanwhile, American taxpayers are coughing up $7400 a day for each individual prisoner at Guantanamo Bay, some of which have been on a hunger strike since February. By contrast, I receive about $840 a year to live on food stamps. Not that I'm all that willing to trade places with Shaker Aamer, mind you -- just stating a fact.


Anonymous said...

Dear Jody, I just happened upon your blog today and am shocked to hear how little people receive in food stamps in the USA. How on earth do you cope with that, especially in winter? I hope your situation improves. So many are suffering now and the governments do not act in the people's interest.

I'm putting info out on the internet. It's not relevant to your blog post but it's something that all Americans should be told. Maybe not today but I hope it will be soon.

A new book on 9/11 is out.

Dimitri Khalezov has spent 10 years researching and writing this book. Download links:

Or read at:

In a 2010 interview, Khalezov explained that you can't build a skyscraper in NYC without an approved demolition plan. On 9/11, the World Trade Center's demolition plan was put into action to demolish the complex.

Khalezov learned of this demolition plan from his job in the Soviet Union. He had worked in the nuclear intelligence unit and under an agreement between the Soviet Union and the USA, each country was obliged to inform the other of peaceful uses of nuclear explosions. The WTC was built with 3 thermo-nuclear charges in its foundations.

Note: underground nuclear explosions do not produce mushroom clouds. This is only ever seen when the explosion takes place above ground. On 9/11, the explosions were deep underground.

More info:

You can watch the 2010 interview at:
Video # 4 - WTC's demolition plan
Video # 14 - WTC 7 (which fell ½ hour AFTER the BBC announced its collapse).
Videos # 24/25 - chronic radiation sickness of WTC responders (their cancers are not due to asbestos poisoning)

Khalezov was interviewed on 4 Sept 2013:

I know it is preposterous to claim that the WTC was brought down by nukes but go and look up the definition of 'Ground Zero' in the old dictionaries you have at home. You'll find that there would only be one definition and it's what you call a place that has been nuked.

After 9/11, the US government sent people round to every bookshop and public library on the planet to replace ALL the dictionaries. The replacements differed only in the definition of 'ground zero' and they show extra definitions for that term. For example, the new versions (even of old editions) of the Merriam-Webster dictionaries have two extra definitions which are:
2: the center or origin of rapid, intense, or violent activity or change
3: the very beginning : SQUARE ONE

Have a look at this video:
At 6:05 mins, he shows the old and new definitions of 'Ground Zero'.

Anonymous said...

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