47M Americans, 900,000 veterans food stamp cuts today.

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  1. DdC

    DdC Member

    Operation SNAP

    47M Americans hit by food stamp cuts starting today
    Doug Stanglin, USA TODAY November 1, 2013


    The cutbacks amount to the loss of 21 meals per month for a family of four

    Food stamp benefits will be cut to more than 47 million Americans starting Friday as a temporary boost to the federal program comes to an end without a new budget from a deadlocked Congress to replace it.

    Under the program, known formally as the Supplemental Nutrition and Assistance Program, or SNAP, a family of four that gets $668 per month in benefits will find that amount cut by $36.

    SNAP, which benefits one in seven Americans, is administered by the Department of Agriculture and is authorized in a five-year omnibus farm bill covering all agricultural programs. continued

    Nearly 1 Million Vets Face Food Stamps Cut
    Oct 29, 2013 Military.com| by Richard Sisk

    About 900,000 veterans and 5,000 active duty troops face cuts in their food stamp benefits beginning Thursday as $5 billion is automatically trimmed from the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) program for low-income families. continued

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    The GOP shutdown cost $24 billion, but "we cant afford" $5 billion to feed 49 million Americans including 22 million children
    RadicalMedia_ ‏@UnToldCarlisle

    US emergency food providers brace as $5bn food stamp cuts set in
    via @guardian #OpSnap

    DoD: 5,000 Military Families Losing Food Stamps |

    GOPs Celebrate as 49 Million Americans Will Soon Have Less Food 2Eat

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    If you want 2 complain about tax payers subsidizing someone, complain about Corp Welfare/not food stamps
    AmericanWoman ‏@MaxwellEileen

    How do we subsidize Walmarts "low prices"
    W/food stamps 4 underpaid employees #WalmartStrikers @OccupyWallSt

    47M families' food cut starting today.
    REMEMBER, REMEMBER THE 5TH OF NOVEMBER.
    Carry an #OpSNAP! sign.

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    Is There a Revolution Coming?
    Americans Finally Realize Global Capitalism Is a Murderous Sham
    CHRIS HEDGES: | Alternet

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    Tell Congress: We Need Jobs, Not Cuts, Got Hemp?

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  2. DdC

    DdC Member

    Starving Babies and Illegal Food

    Hempseed was regularly used in porridge, soups, and gruels by virtually all the peoples of the world up until the 20th century. Monks were required to eat hempseed dishes three times a day, to weave their clothes of it, and to print their Bibles on paper made with its fiber. Ref.

    Cannabis Seeds:
    The Most Nutritionally Complete Food on the Planet

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    By itself, widespread use of hempseed food protein could save many of the world’s children now dying of protein starvation! An estimated 60% of all children born in Third World countries (about 12-20 million a year) will die this way before reaching five years of age. Many times that number have their lives dramatically shortened and/or their brains decimated.* World Hunger Project, Save the Children, Ref.

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    We Need a Robin Hood Tax—
    Not Cuts in Food Stamps
    TheNation

    SF Food Not Bombs ‏@sffoodnotbombs “@UnToldCarlisle:
    Charities and food pantries say they’re already stretched to the max and can’t fill gap

    TeaPartier's response to #OpSNAP
    AmericanWoman ‏@MaxwellEileen @AnarchisticTLOT

    Today's food stamp cuts are only the beginning
    “@RebelCapitalist: RT @BaburRealer: @TheAtlanticWire” #OpSNAP!

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    "We've never seen these kinds of cuts before"
    Head of Atlanta Community Food Bank on #SNAP #HungerCliff:

    Starving Them Out:
    Food Stamps and The GOP’s War On The Poor

    AmericanWoman ‏@MaxwellEileen“@rcooley123

    Funding for food stamps cut $5 billion
    Here's why that should enrage you. @OccupyLA

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