NOTE: We have not been given our Food by EBT and its due, so I can testify all this is real, what will we do? the end has some basic verses, that is all we can do.
Super-rich Microsoft founder claims 'anyone living in extreme poverty is better off if they have chickens'
by Jasper Hamill
9th June 2016, 1:49 pm
There’s nothing poultry about billionaire Microsoft founder Bill Gates’ bank balance.
So you’d be forgiven for thinking it’s fowl play for him to be dishing out financial advice to the poor people of the world.
But Gates has decided to tell people living in extreme poverty that the solution to their woes lies in raising chickens.
In a blog post entitled “why I would raise chickens”, the tech mogul said he was cock-a-hoop about the barnyard animals.
“I’ve met many people in poor countries who raise chickens, and I have learned a lot about the ins and outs of owning these birds,” he wrote.
“It’s pretty clear to me that just about anyone who’s living in extreme poverty is better off if they have chickens.”
Gates is worth a whopping $76.6 billion (£52.9 billion) and earns an estimated $20 million (£13.8 million) every single day.
In his latest blog post, Bill decided to imagine what life would be like if he was living off just $2 a day – which is barely enough to buy a Pot Noodle here in the UK.
He said chickens were a “great investment” because one hen could potentially produce 40 chicks in a matter of months.
Poultry pickers could use this flock to feed their children or earn a relatively decent living.
Gates even claimed chickens could “empower women”.
“Because chickens are small and typically stay close to home, many cultures regard them as a woman’s animal, in contrast to larger livestock like goats or cows,” he added.
“Women who sell chickens are likely to reinvest the profits in their families.”
The Gates Foundation, a charity run by Bill and his wife, has launched a drive to help 30 per cent of people in rural sub-Saharan Africa keep hens and roosters that have been vaccinated to keep them free of disease.
Gates added: “When I was growing up, chickens weren’t something you studied, they were something you made silly jokes about.
“It has been eye-opening for me to learn what a difference they can make in the fight against poverty.
“It sounds funny, but I mean it when I say that I am excited about chickens.”
Submitted by Michael Snyder via The Economic Collapse blog,
Widespread reports continue to pour in from all over the nation of “glitches” with the food stamp system. It is eight days into the month and large numbers of people still have not received their benefits, and in other instances it is being reported that EBT cards are simply not working correctly. So what in the world is going on here? On downdetector.com there are scores of reports of problems with the EBT system from people all over the nation. Could this simply be another example of government incompetence, or is something else at work here?
I had heard some rumblings about this over the past few days, but I had not really taken them seriously until I read an article from highly respected author Ray Gano…
It interesting over the weekend I got several emails telling me about cell phones being down, internet being down, and get this, EBT cards not working and having no money associated to them.
This is a concern because when the US Government has payment failures, then there is possibly something happening that the press is not telling you about.
Now, we know that computers have problems and that states, counties and cities run on computers. But what is interesting is that since the beginning of 2016, The US government has had over 2,700 reports on downdetector.com showing that they have been late loading the money onto these EBT cards.
Folks, we are now going on 8 days where the Government has not paid the EBT payments so that people have food.
So I went over to downdetector.com myself, and I was stunned to see that reports of EBT outages continue to pour in every hour. Here are just a few of the recent comments that have been left by people that are still waiting for their food stamp benefits for June…
Heidi Lynn: I was supposed to get mine on the 5th and still nothing. Even ebt NJ site says $0 as well as my EBT card says $0. I’m on disability. I forgot to add I tried calling NJ Board of Services and was on hold for over an hour. I had to hang up to take dog out, etc. Does anyone know what’s going on yet?
Ann Wilson: Now that it’s been a whole week since I was supposed to get my June benefits, and haven’t, I’m planning on going to my Illinois FCRC office. I hope they will be able to fix this difficulty.
Jenn Johnson: I always get mine on time. I was due to get mine today June 7th and nothing. I am from kentucky. Why is there nothing on the news about this?
Jarrett Manhart: Havnt received mine either. They are never late. And my fone is off so i cant call em. Im on Wi-Fi down the street from me.
Sunny Nicole Jones: I haven’t gotten mine either! I’m glad it’s not just me though because then I would really be worried!
But when I went to confirm these widespread outages with articles from the mainstream media, I came up empty.
Either the mainstream media does not know what is going on yet, or it is being ignored.
If you have not gotten your EBT benefits for this month yet or you know someone that is in that position, please feel free to let me know. I want to get to the bottom of this. There are people all over the nation that are reporting problems with the food stamp system, but nobody seems to know exactly how widespread this issue is just yet.
Today there are well over 40 million Americans on food stamps, and a lot of them would start rioting tomorrow if you told them that their food stamp cards were being turned off permanently.
EBT cards are the modern equivalent of the bread lines of the 1930s. Instead of having to wait in long lines for food, the government just zaps money on to EBT cards each month, and those that are hurting are able to get something to eat.
But down in Venezuela, extremely long food lines are a daily reality for much of the population right now. The following comes from the Daily Mail…
Venezuela was once South America’s richest nation, but a fall in oil prices combined with other economic problems has led to desperate citizens taking drastic measures.
Nearly half of Venezuelans say they can no longer afford to eat three meals a day, according to a recent poll by the local firm Venebarometro. The poll surveyed 1,200 adults at their homes during the first week of April and had a margin of error of plus or minus of about two percentage points
Those who can, cross the border into Colombia to buy, bring back and then use or sell food and other basic commodities.
Could you imagine not being able to provide three meals a day for your family any longer?
Close to half the population of Venezuela is already in that position, and the economic collapse down there grows worse with each passing day.
Most Americans just assume that nothing like that could ever happen here.
Most Americans just assume that the government will always have plenty of money to give out.
As I mentioned above, there are well over 40 million Americans that receive EBT benefits.
However, when you factor in all government programs, more than 100 million Americans get some form of money or benefits from the federal government each month.
So what would happen someday if suddenly the spigot was turned off?
What would those 100 million people do?
How would they survive?
Hopefully this current EBT outage is just a temporary technical glitch, and hopefully the government will get it fixed in short order.
But someday there will be a major crisis that will cause food stamp benefits to be cut off either permanently or for an extended period of time.
When that day arrives, what will that do to our communities?
This is coming soon...
NEXT-NOTE-This post on all news pipe line , if you do not know is a Steve Quayle media outlet
It Is Happening Now - EBT, Food Stamp Payment Deadlines Missed And Economic News Shows The System Is Falling Apart
By Susan Duclos - All News PipeLine
Down Detector has received reports from over the weekend, carrying on into this morning, that some people in CA, NY, NJ WA, AZ, TX and others states, have not had their Electronic Benefit Transfer (EBT) cards, similar to a bank ATM or debit card to receive and use their food stamp and/or cash benefits, reloaded with their monthly welfare funds.
According to the Food Research & Action Center, food stamp participation averaged 44,391,436 persons in February 2016, which is the most recent report provided to date, and there is noway to gauge how widespread this issue is as not everyone using the food stamp program, now known as SNAP, is aware of Down Detector where these complaints are being left in the comment section.
While periodically there are glitches within a city or state, or machines are down at a specific location, a look back through the 2,700+ comments left at DD shows that the U.S. government has been late in loading these EBT cards throughout 2016, and it is a nationwide issue, which tells us that either the U.S. government is having a difficult time paying out their welfare programs or they are randomly testing the fallout for when they cannot pay out at all.
It is not just the EBT program seeing complaints as we saw an alert at Steve Quayle's website about Internet and cell service outages over the weekend, with his reader stating "I heard from my neighbor about this and went to check downdetector.com. It looks like a pizza blew up over the United States. Red in major cities everywhere."
We checked for ourselves and the description was accurate as screen shots taken this morning show.
"If a tree falls in a forest and no one is around to hear it, does it make a sound?" is a philosophical thought experiment that raises questions regarding observation and knowledge of reality.
Let me rephrase that "If the system collapses and no one can communicate, how long before you notice?"
Perhaps when your paycheck is delayed? When your company goes under and you never receive that last check or two? When your Social Security check doesn't arrive? Or maybe when you head to the store and see shelves empty because everyone went on a panic shopping spree?
By then the food riots will have started and what you have in your home is all you will have for the foreseeable future.
THE SYSTEM IS FALLING APART
A look over at Zero Hedge tells us that the "Fed Sees Labor Market Deteriorating At Fastest Pace In 7 Years," and "Futures Flat Following Friday's Jobs Fiasco," and "The Startling Truth About How Working Families Are Truly Faring In This Economy." In that last link we note a set of charts from ZH, described by the following description, chart below description.
Of course just about every other economic indicator shows the dramatic decline of the middle class as well. As you can see from this set of charts from Zero Hedge, median family income, the labor force participation rate and the rate of homeownership are all way down over the last decade. Meanwhile, the U.S. national debt, the number of Americans on food stamps and healthcare costs are way up. Does that sound like a “healthy economy” to you?
David Stockman over at Contra Corner tells us "Retail Results Are Not Better Than Expected, But Worse Than Ever!" The Economic Collapse Blog provides 11 very disturbing signs which show the U.S. economy is rapidly deteriorating, while Paul Craig Roberts destroys the government's employment lies.
Related: All Retail Chain Store Locations To Be Closed - Store Closings 2016 Roundup
The news is not good, despite assertions from the contrary by Washington's puppets aka the main stream media, that fails in their attempts to tell the general populace that everything is rosy, but here at ANP we are noting the signs all around us.
For example, one of our own advertisers, with no warning just two days before their payment was due, decided to change the terms of payment "moving from 45 business days to 90 calendar days (in each case from delivery of the revenue statement)," as stated on the publisher's dashboard, with no prior notification given that payment would be delayed by a month.
Stefan looked at me and said "it's happening," because when companies cannot pay their bills on time, it is one of the first indicators of a trickle effect systematic failure.
Companies unable to pay their suppliers are just an indicator, but when the U.S. government itself is unable to make their payments on time as was the case over the last few months for so many EBT recipients, then things are futher along that we thought.
For years a variety of financial industry insiders have been shouting from the rooftops, watching historical trends and patterns, markets, store closings, the U.S. national debt, the unsustainment spending, and more, and telling us to prepare as central banks run out of options to manipulate the system.
The MSM and the U.S. government aren't telling the populace to prepare, they are still pretending the economy is "recovering," so it is left to all of us to look around at the signs, watch what is happening around you locally and personally, search for the local reports that the national MSM won't report, and to prepare for what is coming, because when it all falls apart, when the collapse finally hits, those prepared will have a much better chance to survive than those that haven't.
If the threats and chaos that occurred in 2013 when EBT systems failed for a short time are any indicator, then when the government totally stops paying out their 'benefits', food riots will occur, if the government then shuts off communications using their often talked about cell phone and internet "kill switch," then it will be impossible to offer a warning to others, so keep your eyes open in your city or town, your stores, your own personal observations and experiences that indicate a breakdown, and share the signs you are seeing now.
Tidal Wave Of Economic Indicators Continue To Show The Economy Is Collapsing - Episode 978a
Next; What I have Been Getting. I have been un pluged from the net 5 days, 7 days was the plan, but to much is happening.
One of the last words I recall, the lord said is it has began, it is time to awake, and now things will happen at lighting speed.
I have spent each night out doors walking the grounds and praying to the lord. The breeze added to the dramatic effect, I could feel the lord, the holy spirit, it has been refreshing.
I was given many words of Faith, encouragement and peace.
The word to the bride, it has not changed, the same, 'Judgment is on you, and coming, be in prayer, be watchful and declare the judgments are happening now and will increase at an alarming pace'.
From the bible, commentaries, sermon clips, prayer it is all pointing to an eminent change. We are seeing this NOW. Only the lord knows when the whole thing will crash but it is soon.
IT is at the door, wake up saints , wake up and be ready for the storm is on us NOW.
I will paste in a word I gave an old friend, X board member and student in Nigeria. It says a lot, and it is happening NOW.
I have nothing to gain, or lose, for I have nothing and get paid nothing, I have nothing to sell, but I tell the truth and the word of the lord.
ww3 has already started, currency wars always lead to world wars-Historic fact.
America has already been invaded, the economy will collapse, this year, ww3 will happen this year, many will lose their freedom and die for Christ this year.
The Economic collapse also has already started world wide.
A new more deadly virus out break will be a global one, this year.
It will hit Africa, Asia, America and spread. It will coast many millions of life's and there is no vaccine.
Many will give their life's for Christ and be killed, or renounce him, and live eternity in hell, it is not worth denying the lord out of fear, but Millions Of Christians will, and the global apostate church has already taken over in the USA, the E.U, and Africa.
A new more deadly strain of a virus like Ebola is coming with in 3 months, serious internal war and terrorist attacks will hit Africa and other places.
This will cause a world wide famine.
This will all happen in 2016 this is what the lord has been telling me, be steady and strong in the faith, unto death.
WE have the Divine presence of Christ and his word we have a sure foundation, the bible says we enter heaven through many tribulations.
Pick up your cross and follow Jesus it is now or never, No fear, but prudent diligence to have the remnant get right with God, Fear God, that means is stand in awe of him our ABA father will be with us through this, but millions will die,this year. None of us are promised one more day, repent , fast, pray, and this is called spiritual preparation, next put any food and water aside and bury many bibles, for it will soon be a banned book.
I gave this warning 2 years ago in a prophetic audio sermon" An urgent message, an urgent plea. and much of this is on the website, who will heed, listen, it is up to each person and this is the lords grace.
I will give that link and another message , again 2 plus years ago, and much has happened already, many, many volcanoes world wide and EQ's will continue to shake very bad, super storms will kill many, again these things will happen NOW and continue to get worse.
NO FEAR, Jesus is mighty to save and he will never leave us or forsake us, but many of us will soon be home in Glory . IF we do not deny our lord Jesus Christ
Dr Dan to Dr Okafor
Prophecy given May 23 2016 to X student and college board member in Nigeria Africa
To the bride I end with some verses the lord has given me, most know these by heart, but the word is alive and active.
OK, That is odd, confirmation, I just sparked up e-sword to paste in Mat ch 6, esp 6:33, in Myers devotion same message , but from Luke, wild, and well.. confirmation, I will use Luke instead.
GOD'S PROVIDENTIAL CARE
"Seek not what ye shall eat, or what ye shall drink, neither be ye of doubtful mind. But rather seek ye the kingdom of God; and all these things shall be added unto you."-- Luk_12:29-31.
AT THE time when our Lord spoke these words, the fields of Palestine were carpeted with wild flowers, and the air was redolent with their fragrance, bespangling the pastures, clustering in the hedge-rows, and hiding in the woodland glades. Theirs was as careless a life as that of the birds which were flying overhead. "They toil not, neither do they spin." For some plants, like the exotics of the greenhouse and nurseries, there must be extreme care and expense in their cultivation, in the provision of heat and the experienced skill of the horticulturist. But our Lord was not alluding to these, but to the flowers of the grass, which grow amid the wilds of nature, or in the gardens of the poor, and to Him these were very beautiful.
This prodigious growth teaches us that God loves beautiful things, and expends thought and skill in their production. He might have made the world without a daisy, and human life without the beauty of childhood. But since He clothed with beauty the short-lived flowers of the wilds; the ephemeral insects of a summer day; the shells of the minute creatures that build up the solid fabric of the rocks--surely this prodigality, this lavishness, this prolific superabundance of creativeness, must mean that He can and will withhold no good thing from them that trust Him.
Of course we must fulfil our part! We are not to be careless and improvident; we must certainly sow and reap, and toil and spin; but when we have done all, we must rely upon our Heavenly Father whose good pleasure it is to give, believing that it is vain for us to rise up early, and sit up late, and to eat the bread of sorrows, for our God will give us all that we need, even whilst we sleep. He will not allow His trusting children to starve, or to go unsheltered, unclothed, and unshod. "Fear not, little flock," says the comforting voice of the Good Shepherd, "for it is your Father's good pleasure to give you the kingdom."
Gracious Lord, grant to me, Thy poor needy creature, sometimes at least to feel, if it be but a small portion of Thy hearty affectionate love; that my faith may become more strong, my hope in Thy goodness may be increased, and that love, once kindled within me, may never fail. AMEN.
Luk 12:22 And he said unto his disciples, Therefore I say unto you, Take no thought for your life, what ye shall eat; neither for the body, what ye shall put on.
Luk 12:23 The life is more than meat, and the body is more than raiment.
Luk 12:24 Consider the ravens: for they neither sow nor reap; which neither have storehouse nor barn; and God feedeth them: how much more are ye better than the fowls?
Luk 12:25 And which of you with taking thought can add to his stature one cubit?
Luk 12:26 If ye then be not able to do that thing which is least, why take ye thought for the rest?
Luk 12:27 Consider the lilies how they grow: they toil not, they spin not; and yet I say unto you, that Solomon in all his glory was not arrayed like one of these.
Luk 12:28 If then God so clothe the grass, which is to day in the field, and to morrow is cast into the oven; how much more will he clothe you, O ye of little faith?
Luk 12:29 And seek not ye what ye shall eat, or what ye shall drink, neither be ye of doubtful mind.
Luk 12:30 For all these things do the nations of the world seek after: and your Father knoweth that ye have need of these things.
Luk 12:31 But rather seek ye the kingdom of God; and all these things shall be added unto you.