Sunday, October 27, 2013

Obamacare Mash

Saturday, October 12, 2013

Food Stamps Brown Out

I wonder who they'll blame for this one. My money's on John Boehner and the House Republicans.

No groceries for people in 17 states when food stamp debit card system fails -

By Becky Bratu, Staff Writer, NBC News

People across 17 states Saturday were unable to use their food stamp debit cards after a computer failure at the company that powers the system.
Ohio, Michigan and Illinois were a few of the states where people reported having trouble using their electronic benefits transfer cards, which are managed by vendor Xerox Corp.

A company spokeswoman confirmed Saturday that the system was experiencing connectivity issues.
"During a routine test of our back-up systems Saturday morning, Xerox's Electronic Benefits Transfer (EBT) system experienced a temporary shutdown. While the system is now up and running, beneficiaries in the 17 affected states continue to experience connectivity issues to access their benefits," spokeswoman Karen Arena said in a statement.

Surprised, Anyone?

Not me.

ObamaCare rates trigger more sticker shock | Fox News -

It's Been A Long Time

Wow, it's been over a year since I've posted any content here. It would be a miracle if there's anyone still around to read this, having neglected it for so long. I've dropped out of ever social network I was on since then, and it has made for quite a peaceful time. Lots of noise on Twitter, Facebook, Google+, et. al. But I've been thinking maybe it's time to get back to sharing my thoughts and rants here. After all, a person needs some form of release.

So if you're ready -- if you're even still here -- the ride is about to start. Strap yourself in and hold on tight.

-- Joe

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