TIPPING POINT

A TIPPING POINT IS A SINGLE EVENT OR SERIES OF EVENTS THAT CAUSE REAL LASTING CHANGE IN  SOCIETY. AT LEAST ACCORDING TO MALCOLM GLADWELL   ONE OF THE BEST EXAMPLES FOR ME IS PAUL REVERE: William Dawes and Samuel Prescott BOTH MEN SET OUT ON THE SAME JOURNEY TRYING TO ACHIEVE THE SAME RESULTS HISTORY ONLY REMEMBERS ONLY ONE. ACCORDING TO GLADWELL THAT IS BECAUSE OF THE ROUTE HE TOOK AND THE PEOPLE HE SPOKE TO,

MOST PEOPLE WOULD ADMIT THAT THE HEALTH CARE SYSTEM IN THIS COUNTRY IS A MESSAS A GROUP WE CAN FORCE CHANGE SO FOLLOW ME ON MY BLOG AND FACEBOOK HELP ME HELP OTHER PEOPLE NO ONE DESERVES TO BE TREATED AS MY FAMILY HAS BEEN TREATED. IF EVER THERE WAS A NEED FOR A TIPPING POINT IN THIS COUNTRY THEN THAT TIME IS NOW. I APPRECIATE THE HITS BUT NOW I NEED FOLLOWERS TO CREATE CHANGE THAT IS BOTH LASTING AND SUBSTANTIVE  tHANK YOU FOR READING THIS POST

DEAD MAN OUT

EBT CARDS THE CONTINUING SAGA

IF YOU FOLLOW MY BLOG THEN YOU KNOW I WAS GRANTED A EBT CARD. EBT FOR THOSE OF YOU NO FAMILIAR WITH WELFARE LINGO MEANS ELECTRONIC BENEFIT TRANSFER.  THE GENERAL FEELING YOU ARE TOLD IS THAT IT AFFORDS THE USER SOME NEW MEASURE OF PRIVACY AND IS MORE EFFICIENT OR SECURE. THE REAL REASON IS THAT IT MAKES IT HARDER TO MISUSE YOUR EBT BENEFITS. CRACK DEALERS WILL TAKE ALMOST ANYTHING AS PAYMENT FOR THEIR PRODUCT THE PROBLEM IS THAT THERE ARE TOO MANY TRUST ISSUES INVOLVED IN THE PROCESS THERE NOT GOING KNOW IF WHAT YOU SAY AS TO HOW MUCH IS ON IT IS TRUE. THE USUAL RATE FOR EXCHANGING EBT CREDITS FOR CRACK COCAINE IS ABOUT FIFTY CENTS ON THE DOLLAR AND IF IF YOU AND HE ARE AGREEABLE TO THE ARRANGEMENT THEN THERE WILL BE AN ADDITIONAL SUR-CHARGE THE INCONVENIENCE OF HAVING TO DO SOMETHING OTHER THAN JUST TAKE A  PARTICULAR SOME OF MONEY FOR THEIR PRODUCT. ON YOUR END YOU MUST TRUST HIM TO NOT SPEND THE ENTIRE AMOUNT OF EBT CREDITS AND THEN TELL YOU SOME LIE ABOUT WHY THE ENTIRE EBT CREDITS HAVE BEEN SPENT.IN ADDITION THERE GOING TO WANT YOU TO LEAVE THE AREA AND COMEBACK AT SOME LATER DATE S YOU ARE NOT PART OF THEIR CREW NOT A GOOD IDEA AS YOU MIGHT WANT TO BUY SOMETHING TO EAT LIKE PORK CHOPS AND TOP RAMEN  CHILDREN TO GET SICK OF PBJ’S. 

IN CLOSING OUT THIS PART OF THE EBT SAGA IT IS MY FEELING THAT USING AND EBT CARD WHAT EVER YOU CALL IT IS LIKE PUTTING DIAMONDS ON A TAMPON HOLDER AT THE END OF THE DAY IT IS STILL A TAMPON HOLDER AND EBT CARDS ARE STILL FOOD STAMPS.

AS I MENTIONED IN A EARLIER POST I MENTIONED THAT I MENTIONED I HAD QUALIFIED FOR THE FOOD STAMP PROGRAM I BITCHED ABOUT THE AMOUNT 71,00 A MONTH FOR TWO PEOPLE, BUT WAS VERY HAPPY THAT I HAD FINALLY GOT SOMETHING I NEEDED AND DESERVED FROM THE FEDERAL GOVERNMENT. THE CARD WAS MAILED OUT ON NOVEMBER FIRST WHICH WAS A FRIDAY SO I FIGURED I WOULD GET IT ON SATURDAY DID NOT HAPPEN. MONDAY FOR SURE DID NOT HAPPEN. I TRIED 32 TIMES TO CALL THE NEVADA DIVISION OF WELFARE AND SUPPORTIVE SERVICES. AT THIS JUNCTURE I DECIDED THAT MY CARD MAY HAVE BEEN STOLEN OR LOST. THE PAPERWORK I RECEIVED SAID THAT I SHOULD ALLOW UP TO SEVEN DAYS TO RECEIVE THE CARD. WHAT A LOAD I HAVE RECEIVED THREE DIFFERENT NO LETTER FROM THE NEVADA DIVISION OF WELFARE AND SUPPORTIVE SERVICES SINCE MY FOOD STAMPS WERE SUPPOSEDLY SENT OUT.  ONCE YOU HAVE QUALIFIED FOR  FOOD STAMPS A LITTLE KNOWN SERVICE IS AVAILABLE FROM THE FEDS WHICH ALLOWS YOU TO GET DRY GOODS FOR FREE SOMEONE GAVE ME THE ADDRESS AND PHONE NUMBER BOTH OF WHICH DO NOT SEEM TO EXIST THE NUMBER THEY GAVE ME WAS OUT OF SERVICE AND GOOGLE COULD NOT FIND THE ADDRESS. I WENT CRAZY AND BOUGHT SOME PEPPERMINT ICE CREAM ON MY PAIRED BACK SHOPPING TRIP. MY SHOPPING TRIP WENT BETTER AS MY WING MAN WAS UP AND MADE SURE I LEFT WITH EVERYTHING  I NEEDED AND I WAS ONLY GONE ABOUT THIRTY MINUTES.  I NEVER TAKE MEDICATION AND DRIVE NOT ANY SORT NO PAIN KILLERS NO HAPPY PILLS NOTHING IF I SHOULD GET IN AN ACCIDENT AS OLD PEOPLE WHO ARE DISABLED FREQUENTLY DO IT ALWAYS TURNS OUT THAT THEY ARE HIGH ON A MEDICAL MIXTURE OF THINGS WHICH WOULD PREVENT ANY SANE PERSON FROM GETTING BEHIND THE WHEEL OF A CAR., INSTEAD I VARIED MY ROUTINE WHICH STARTS OFF WITH PRUNE  JUICE FOLLOWED BY OATMEAL AND VITAMINS AND SOME OTHER LIQUID THAT IS SUPPOSED TO HELP WITH A PRUNE JUICE RELATED BODILY FUNCTION. I HAD A RED BULL, AND PUT ON MY HOLSTER CONTAINING A CLOCK 26. I FIND THAT ARMING MY SELF CALMS ME DOWN MAKES ME BE MORE LIKELY TO NOT PUT MYSELF IN SITUATIONS THAT ARE LIKELY  TO LEAD TO HOSTILE CONFRONTATIONS. IF YOU ARE A SCUMBAG THAT IS LOOKING FOR EASY PICKINGS IT IS GOING TO BE A REAL BAD DAY FOR SOMEBODY. IN THE OLD DAYS IF YOU WERE OVER TEN YARD S AWAY AND LOOKING FOR TROUBLE THEN MY PHILOSOPHY WOULD HAVE BEEN TO HIDE OR RUN AWAY,  I CAN NOT RUN AND HIDING INVOLVES CROUCHING WHICH IS ALSO NOT ANY EASIER THAN RUNNING BESIDES I AM COMPELLED BY CIRCUMSTANCE TO HAVE SURRENDERED WHAT LITTLE DIGNITY I HAD IF I AM GOING TO GET ROBBED I AM GOING TO BE STANDING UP AND TAKE LIKE A MAN WITH SOME GUMPTION NO REAL POINT IN TRYING COVER UP ESSENTIAL ORGANS AS THEY DO NOT WORK ANY WAY. AS FOR BEING BEAT TO DEATH IT JUST MEANS MY WIFE GETS MORE MONEY AS I CARRY A RIDER ON MY HOUSE THAT KICKS IN 250.00 DOLLARS IF I DIE  FOR ANY REASON OTHER THAN NATURAL CAUSES. 

 DEAD MAN  OUT.

 

A TRIP TO THE MARKET

WHEN i WAS WELL SHOPPING WAS THE HIGH LIGHT OF MY WEEK. MY ALONE TIME. I WOULD HAVE  A LIST MY WIFE WOULD HAVE THE BACK UP LIST,  AND I HAD A PLAN A ROUTE OF WHICH STORES I WAS GOING TO. THE FIRST STOP WAS MY FAVORITE WATERING HOLE IT IS A DIVE IN EVERY SENSE OF THE WORD. REDNECK BARTENDER AND ONE OF THOSE PLACES WHERE YOU NEEDED TO BE POLITE, NOT THE KIND OF PLACE TO BUMP IN TO SOMEONE AND KEEP ON WALKING. ONE OF THOSE PLACES WHERE YOU COULD GET ANYTHING YOU WANTED BECAUSE SOMEBODY THERE HAD IT OR NEW A GUY WHO HAD IT .MISSING BODY PARTS VARIOUS DEVICES MEANT TO HELP PEOPLE WALK AND A VARIED CLIENTELE FROM TAXI DRIVERS TO MASTER MACHINISTS WERE THE NORM.  THE BARTENDER WOULD ALWAYS GIVE YOU ADVICE ON WHERE TO SIT. ON OCCASION SOMEONE WOULD HAVE A SEVERE CASE OF THE CRAZIES. I DID NOT DRINK BUT THE BARTENDER ALWAYS HAD A SUPPLY OF SOME SORT OF PREMIUM BOTTLED SODA. I I USED TO STRETCH THE SHOPPING TRIP OUT AS LONG AS POSSIBLE BECAUSE HAVING LIVED WITH A WONDERFUL LADY WHO IS IN CONSTANT PAIN  WHICH AS A LOVING HUSBAND YOU ARE OBLIGED TO LISTEN TO WHAT  EVER NEW PAIN WAS ESPECIALLY BAD TODAY 4 HOURS OF ALONE TIME ARE ESSENTIAL. SHE MAKES THE LIST I DO THE SHOPPING SIMPLE AS YOU CAN GET. NOW I KEEP THE SHOPPING TO A MINIMUM BECAUSE ALL THE DIFFERENT MEDICATIONS  I TAKE MAKE ME A LITTLE GOOFY AND DRIVING TAKES EVERY BIT OF MY DIMINISHING SKILL SET. YET TODAY I HAD NO BACK UP TO CHECK AND MAKE SURE  I HAD EVERYTHING I NEEDED. CANE DRIVERS LICENSE LIST TELEPHONE WALLET DEBIT CARD. TODAY HOWEVER I HAD BEEN FLYING SOLO  I HOP IN MY 1997 CROWN VICTORIA POLICE INTERCEPTOR. I GET TO SAMS CLUB START TO GET OUT OF THE CAR REALIZE THAT I LEFT IT AT HOME MY OUT SIDE CANE DECIDE TO HECK WITH IT ITS IS JUST SUCH A SHORT LIST I WILL TAKE MY CHANCES. START GOING THROUGH MY WALLET DISCOVER I HAVE LEFT MY DEBIT CARD AT HOME. I HAVE NO CHOICE HAVE TO RETURN HOME NOT WAY AROUND IT. I GET HOME FIND MY OUT SIDE CANE REMOVE ONE OF TWO FLASH LIGHTS I HAVE ATTACHED WITH VELCRO SEARCH HIGH AND LOW CAN NOT FIND THE CARD ANYWHERE, EVENTUALLY i FIND IT NOW. I CAN NOT  FIND MY OUTSIDE CANE FIND OUT SIDE CANE LEAVE ONCE AGAIN, I GET TO THE PET FOOD STORE TO BUY CAT FOOD WHICH THEY DO NOT HAVE MY CATS KIND. WELL THEY HAD IT JUST PUT IT IN A DIFFERENT SPOT WHICH TO ME IS THE SAME THING TICK- TOCK.  AND I DO NOT HAVE THE LIST  OR IN THE COUPON BACK HOME LEFT THE CANE IN THE CAR SO I WOULD NOT HAVE TO LOOK FOR IT AGAIN AND GOT A SPARE FROM THE GLOVE BOX CAN NOT FIND I T TIRED OF LOOKING  DECIDED WILL JUST TAKE THE LECTURE FOR NOT USING THE COUPON TICK TOCK. I ONCE AGAIN CONTINUE MY TRIP TO THREE STORES TICK-TOCK COUPON IN HAND OUTSIDE CANE ID DEBIT CARDS LIST READY TO ROCK. I AM LEAVING NEXT DOOR NEIGHBORS NOTICE MY MODIFIED OUTSIDE CANE. TWO FLASH LIGHTS ONE OF WHICH POINTS IN THE DIRECTION YOU ARE GOING AND HAS A FUNCTION THAT TURNS IT INTO A FLASHER SO THAT IF YOU DO FALL AND  DO NOT HURT YOURSELF YOU CAN  GENERALLY A FLASHING LIGHT GETS PEOPLES ATTENTION. THE OTHER THING IS ONE OF THOSE DO DADS THAT MECHANICS USE TO RETRIEVE SMALL ITEMS THAT ARE IN THE ENGINE COMPARTMENT. MY EXPERIENCE HAS BEEN THAT IF I DROP SOMETHING IT ROLLS JUST OUT OF REACH AND IS GENERALLY A BATTERY OR A PIECE OF PAPER IT IS PERFECT FOR THAT STUFF. I EXPLAINED THAT NOR TH AMERICAN ARMS MAKES A FIVE SHOT 22 MAGNUM PISTOL THAT WEIGHS ABOUT FIVE OUNCES LOADED BUT A LAS EXPLAINING THAT MODIFICATION TO MY WIFE IS  IMPOSSIBLE I WOULD RATHER TAKE THE BEATING FROM A STRANGER. TICK-TOCK. CONVERSATION OVER FILL UP THE CAR WITH GAS. I THEN PROCEED ABOUT MY BUSINESS WHICH TAKES ME ABOUT 45 MINUTES GET HOME START PUTTING MY PURCHASES AWAY THE ONE THING I ABSOLUTELY COULD NOT COME HOME WITH OUT WERE HER SMOKES TOOK ME A TEN MINUTES TO FIND THEM. I HAVE NO IDEA WHAT TIME IT IS TURNS OUT IT IS ALMOST 4;00 IN THE AFTERNOON. next I HAVE TO TELL THE STORY OF WHY IT TOOK ME CLOSE TO FIVE HOURS TO GO TO THREE STORES THAT WERE LESS THAN TWO MILES A WAY .

THERE IS A REASON WHY WIVES NAG FOR GOOD REASON BECAUSE THEY LOVE YOU. SOME ARE JUST HABITUAL NAGGERS. THE TRICK IS WHERE TO DRAW THE LINE FOR ME PERSONALLY IT IS WHEN SHE ASKS ME IF I SHOOK THE PRUNE JUICE, TODAY’S LESSON CLASS IS  TAKE EVERYTHING WITH YOU THAT YOU NEED HAVE A PLAN AND STICK TO THE PLAN ALSO KEEP A LAMINATED COPY OF THE CURRENT MEDICATIONS YOU ARE ON AND NEVER EVER DRIVE UNDER THE INFLUENCE OF ANY MORPHINE BASED PAIN KILLERS BUT THAT FASCINATING STORY IS FOR ANOTHER DAY  DEAD MAN OUT

EBT CARDS

I WAS HOPING TO USE MY EBT CARD(USED TO BE CALLED FOOD STAMPS) WHICH WAS MAILED OUT YESTERDAY,IT WAS OF COURSE NOT IN THE MAIL BUT I FINALLY RECEIVED SOMETHING FROM THE GOVERNMENT OTHER THAN A LETTER IN SPANISH AND ENGLISH SAYING THAT I HAD BEEN DENIED. I DID RECEIVE ONE OF THOSE THOUGH. TWO THINGS MAILED ON THE SAME DAY AND THE LETTER SAYING NO YOUR TO0 WEALTHY GETS HERE. THE ONE SAYING HERE IS WHAT WE OWE YOU BY SOMETHING ELSE OTHER THAN TOP RAMEN. 1412.00 MONTH QUALIFIES  MY WIFE AND I FOR 71.00 DOLLARS PER MONTH SPLIT BETWEEN TWO PEOPLE. STILL IT IS NOT ALL BAD PROVIDING THE GOBLINS WHO TAKE THE OTHER SOCK HAVE NOT RECEIVED IT BY MISTAKE. I CAN NOW GO TO i MAY HAVE MENTIONED THAT THEY GIVE OUT FREE DRY FOOD. I AM NOT SURE WHAT THAT MEANS  BUT I AM GUESSING OATMEAL IS IN THERE SOMEWHERE. SINCE I AM GOING OUT SHOPPING I WILL TAKE MY OUT DOOR CANE WHICH IS ALL TRICKED OUT WITH LITTLE ADD TOOLS TO MAKE LIFE EASIER, BUT THAT FASCINATING STORY IS FOR ANOTHER DAY.

MY FINAL THOUGHTS FOR THIS POST ARE THERE MUST BE SOMEONE OUT THERE WHO GREW UP IN THE WELFARE SYSTEM WHO COULD TEACH PEOPLE HOT TO GET THE MOST OUT OF THE SYSTEM IF I LIVE LONG ENOUGH IT WILL BE ME. I TOOK A CHANCE AND PUT MY EMAIL ADDRESS OUT THERE SO IF ANYONE OUT THERE HAS A QUESTION THEY NEED HELP WITH AND I HAVE THE ABILITY YOU WILL GET AN ANSWER  ALSO IF YOU WANT FEEL FREE TO FRIEND ME ON FACE BOOK THE NAME IS PATRICK MAHAN TRY TO KEEP THE CRAZY TO A MINIMUM

USDA FOODS

480 W Bonanza Rd

Las VegasNV 89106-3227

702-320-2078

NEVADA DEVSION OF WELFARE AND SUPPORTIVE SERVICES 3330 East Flamingo Road, Suite 55

Well after a month of waiting I was finally issued an ebt card I think.  They made three different deposits totaling 167 to cover

two months of food. I am on the phone waiting to see if that is just for me or is it for my wife and myself the wait time is 46 minutes which seems appropriate because that is how many times I called them over a two hour period.  Assuming the best it is just mine and my wife who is part of the family unit will get her own card with her own money by my calculation for a two month period it should be about 400.00 dollars for a two month period for two people. The welfare department is probably lowering the amount. If that is the case there is a plan B and that is

USDA FOOD

4080 W BONANZA  RD.

320-2078

I you have an ebt card they will give you dry goods so you can use the balance of your snap credits to by protein and fresh vegetables. I have a cheap dumb phone but under this system of ours you can get another one preloaded with 250 minutes for about twenty five dollars. While you will not be able to call up your in laws in the PHILIPPINES  every day but you will not have to pay outlandish fees for a smart phone and let us be honest I am on welfare how smart can I be.  Some times when I am at the market and there is some yuppie with their organic vegetables and ten doll ars with of Smart water how smart can you be you just paid 1.89 for half a litre of water. For that price it should be 1000 years old carved out of the middle of a glacier..

48 minutes later  they have decide I do not old enough or sick enough to receive any help from the federal state of local government., I believe there is and oxy-moron in there . How much sicker can you be than terminally ill. It is going to change the odds on the dead pool. i probably did not mention that a real honest to god dead pol the tickets are going to be twenty dollars a piece half goes to the winner the other half to my wife to do what ever she wants with.

Finally I found out i Qualify for 71 dollars worth of food stamps. I am now going to write another letter to Senator Reid, Mayor Goodman the Review Journal  and the OFFICE FOR CONSUMER HEALTH  it is located at 555 E. Washington avenue.   suite number 4800     telephone 702- 486- 3587

My closing thoughts are this if you act responsibly and do not make a lot babies you not take care of why are you punished in your hour of need Dead man out tomorrow my thoughts on velcrow and my come to the light moment