Food bank CEO warns of riots over major food stamp cuts

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A sign displays that a shop accepts Electronic Benefits Transfer (EBT), more commonly known as Food Stamps, in the GrowNYC Greenmarket in Union Square on September 18, 2013 in New York City (AFP Photo)

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The US food stamp system is to be reduced by $5 billion starting in November. The average benefit will shrink and the overall number of people receiving it will diminish by millions. The CEO of America’s largest food bank says the cuts will end in riots.

“Riots always begin typically the same way: when people cannot afford to eat food,” Margaret Purvis, president and CEO of the Food bank for New York City, told online news and entertainment site Salon.com

She added that families face the “daunting” prospect of losing a whole week’s worth of food every month.

Currently, the program costs about $80 billion per year and provides food aid nearly 15 per cent of all US households – over 45 million people.

A big automatic cut is expected on November 1, taking $5 billion from federal food-stamp spending over 2014. The benefit is set to shrink by 5 per cent.

One of the reasons for the reduction is the temporary expansion of the food-stamp program in 2009 as part of the Recovery Act.

Thus, the maximum monthly benefit for a household of four will drop by $36 a month, by $29 for a family of three, and by $20 for two people, according to a report published by the Center on Budget and Policy Priorities.

That bill spent $45.2 billion to increase monthly benefit levels to around $133.

Now, almost 45 million people get food stamps – compared to 26.3 million, or 8.7% of the population, in 2007.

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U.S. MARINES & AIR COMBAT SUPPORT POSITIONED IN SPAIN IN VIEW OF NEAR ALGERIAN REGIME FALL

Lemag : The Mariano Rajoy Government gave green light to U.S. Forces to position a Task Force in Spain, in view of near general Chaos in Algeria.

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Spanish military base Morón de la Frontera. 500 Special Forces of the U.S. Marine Corps from the US Navy as well as 8 US military aircrafts will be positioned at the Móron de la Frontera Spanish military base located near Sevilla in the Andalusian province.

By Adil Alifriqui, Le Mag.ma

This US Task Force will be allowed for military intervention in Algeria, where the signs of a near Chaos are in place, especially in the southern areas, in view of the next presidential elections in which president Abdelaziz Bouteflika is seeking a fourth mandate.

As per London “Al Quds Arabi” newspaper which revealed the information, the Spanish government decision to authorize the US move of military forces in Spain was taken unusually suddainly.

Actually it took only a few days for Mariano Rajoy to give his OK to Washington to arrange their military move, which is a sign of the emergency of the situation. Algeria is in great danger, regime could collapse any moment.

The same source indicated that the priority of the 500 Marines will be to enforce the safety of the American citizens and of the US Embassy personnel and to cover their repatriation from the country.

BRUCE RIEDEL : WE ARE CLOSE TO A POPULAR REVOLUTION IN ALGERIA.

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Bruce Riedel
Bruce Riedel former american presidential advisor, who served under 4 Administrations, has foreseen the explosion of a popular revolution in Algeria that would put an End to the military dictatorship.

In december 2012 during a conference given at the ElCano Royal Institute of Madrid, Bruce Riedel, a recognized expert on terrorism and Middle East policy declared : “Algeria is suffering from a police state. Its civil Society is kept under lock, and you can expect no improvement from the regime in place.

“The very similar social conditions that leaded to a popular revolution in Egypt are now in place in Algeria, a constant demographic pressure, despaired youths with no future, and lack of democracy.”

Bruce Riedel warned that “buying social peace of the people with billions of US dollars will have no effect in a near future.”

He concluded that the process has started and that the general popular uprising will come soon.

His conference was given in December 2012. We are in April 2013, and his predictions were true. The uprising has started in Kabylie region where the fierce repression and the human rights abuses by the regime only lighten the fire of the rebellion.

BREAKING NEWS. SARKOZY Killed in French riots. Graphic footage

[Editor’s comments: this short video demonstrates how easy it is to manipulate and pervert Reality, such as NATO did for Gaddafi. WAR IS PEACE – FREEDOM IS SLAVERY – IGNORANCE IS STRENGTH ]

BREAKING NEWS. FRENCH RIOTS SATKOZY ATTACKED BY MOB AND DIED FROM HIS INJURIES.

Rioters attacked Sarkozy’s convoy whilst he was trying to direct French police to attack revolutionaries who were trying to break into the French Parliament.