10-11-2013, 02:41 PMIn Memory Of My Friend 1st Sgt. Tim Millsap A Co, 70th Eng. Bn. 3rd Bde 1st AD...K.I.A. 25 April 2005
Liberalism Is The Philosophy Of The Stupid
To Achieve Ordered Liberty You Must Have Moral Order As Well
The libs/dems of today are the Quislings of former years. The cowards who would vote a fraud into office in exchange for handouts from the devil.
10-11-2013, 05:26 PM
Fracking republicans are folding worse than I originally thought they would, it sucks when you don't have a say in your own damn country and neither party stands for what you believe in anymore.We're from Philadelphia, We Fight- Chip Kelly
10-12-2013, 01:42 AM
First of all, breast milk only works if one isn't dried up. You know I don't have a baby, so I'm not worried for myself.
WIC checks are due to not be given at the end of the month in my state if this continues, same for some others.
The North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services said Tuesday it would stop issuing vouchers for the Special Supplemental Nutrition Program for Women, Infants and Children because of the federal government shutdown.
The department said 80 percent of the state's WIC clients had already received their benefits and could redeem them at stores for the rest of the month. But Combs and her baby are among the 50,000 or so who hadn't picked up their vouchers yet. Combs missed the press release.
"I got no actual notification from anyone," the 21-year-old nursing student said in an interview. Combs has two cans of formula in the cupboard and had planned to pick up WIC vouchers for seven more cans next month. She said she and her husband, who works full time for a builder supply company, will eat more Ramen noodles or reach out to a private charity for help if the shutdown continues.
"They receive milk, juice, cheese and eggs and whole-grain cereals," said Dr. Wina Nevling, Iredell County WIC director.
Nevling said those are just some of the items that can be bought with food vouchers through the supplemental nutrition program known as WIC.
Nevling had to turn people away Wednesday because the government shutdown means no more federal funding for North Carolina.
"I feel terrible. It's not our problem and we want to serve our clients, and there's a void when this service is not provided," Nevling said.
North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services officials said that about 80 percent of those eligible have already been given benefits for this month. They will be OK for now as there's enough money to cover those vouchers. There's no money to issue more vouchers because of the federal government shutdown, according to the state.
Stefanie Rayfield, 27, receives WIC to help pay for formula for a baby with severe acid reflux. The special formula costs $28 a can in a store. She gets WIC for a dozen cans a month. If she had to buy formula, thats $336 a month.
You know what? A lot of rich people get it from where most of our politicians and some people here don't.
As a nod to its North Carolina base, Food Lion made a $500,000 donation to seven regional food banks across the state to support those who need food assistance to feed their families. The donation, consisting of gift cards, was targeted to food banks stretching from the west to the east in the state and divided based on geography and number of counties in each region.
"I'm just glad Clara White Mission is a safety net. Our food pantry is almost bare," said Clara White Mission CEO Ju'Coby Pittman.
The shutdown has Clara White Mission Pittman bracing for a boost, which she said isn't a good thing. She fears furloughs will send more her way -- people like Barbara Goodman, a veteran, who never dreamed they'd need the help.
"It hits home," said Goodman as tears streamed down her face.
Despite the government shutdown, it's business as usual Monday at Synovus Bank on the Southside. The workers are getting ready to celebrate their 125th anniversary.
But Executive Vice President Scott Preston said woes in Washington left them with a heavy heart. He said they decided to forgo festivities and instead help furloughed families by donating to Clara White.
As for what I was talking about earlier, Rob. They are measuring the size of their dicks in DC. That's all this argument is about. It's not about helping the country.
10-12-2013, 11:18 AM
Huffington Post? Really? Couldn't find an article to quote on Al Jazeera?
Stefanie Rayfield, 27, receives WIC to help pay for formula for a baby with severe acid reflux. The special formula costs $28 a can in a store. She gets WIC for a dozen cans a month. If she had to buy formula, that’s $336 a month.
There's no money to issue more vouchers because of the federal government shutdown, according to the state.
Last edited by NJCardFan; 10-12-2013 at 11:27 AM.The Obama Administration: Deny. Deflect. Blame.
10-12-2013, 11:30 AM"I got no actual notification from anyone," the 21-year-old nursing student said in an interview. Combs has two cans of formula in the cupboard and had planned to pick up WIC vouchers for seven more cans next month. She said she and her husband, who works full time for a builder supply company, will eat more Ramen noodles or reach out to a private charity for help if the shutdown continues.The Obama Administration: Deny. Deflect. Blame.
10-13-2013, 03:16 PM
Guys, I said some harsh things this week about people who support the shut down. I still think the shutdown itself is a really bad thing to do and I do think it hurts people. It wasn't my right to judge people themselves who were for the shutdown for one reason or the other. I'm sorry for judging people this past week.
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