Time-Lapse Video Of Food Stamp Participation Rates During The "New Normal"

Tyler Durden's picture

With everyone chanting the praises of the "better than abysmal" economy, we decided to post a time lapse video (since cartoons are all that stand an even remote chance of attracting some attention) prepared by John Lohman,
of just how the New Normal has been progressing, both since the starts
of the great depression in December 2007, and more importantly, since
the beginning of the "end" of the recession. The result may surprise you. As John points out: food stamps - the only thing keeping 43 million Americans from going postal." Hopefully the end of extended unemployment benefits coming December 1 won't be that first one additional straw on the camel's back that leads to a full blown fracture.


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Brutlstrudl's picture

 Bullion, bitchez

udecker's picture

Beef 'n chicken bullion it seems, bitchez.

Imminent Crucible's picture

Beef bouillon.  There is a crucial difference.  Bullion will not dissolve properly in your EBT-sourced vegetable soup.

Hook Line and Sphincter's picture

Chow Chow or alley cat comes soon after the beef or chicken choice.

Orly's picture

Neither.  Too salty.

JonNadler's picture


yeah buy chicken bullion, because repeat after me: YOU CAN'T EAT GOLD (or SILVER)

do you agree Orly?

chopper read's picture

when large, centralized, and complex government and corporate systems break down, the true extent of dependency reveals itself.

Bagbalm's picture

No indication what each shade of color means - very bad charting.

hedgeless_horseman's picture

Whot is you ignorant?  Good charts.  Red is gooder for SPY.  Technical anal-isis bitchezzz!

fuu's picture

I agree with you. Sort of worthless without some scale.

Slash's picture

are you guys having a hard time figuring out the color scheme? It's pretty easy...........the more white, the more stamps people are on.......as things change over time and get pinker and pinker, that means things are getting better......


sarcasm off.




might be time to make the captcha's a bit harder............or have them work.

i-dog's picture

+2 + ?? = +4

Thank goodness the recession is over.

dark pools of soros's picture

the more red.. the more BOOONES FARM

MeTarzanUjane's picture

Do you think Marla is on the food scooters in order to pay for her addition to the trance?

LFMayor's picture

Piker... Cisco Red is what real bums drink

ebworthen's picture

Red = bad, kind of like bleeding.

Sing it Frank!

Why not go on food stamps, really? 

I'm not, but see ads at the pizza place on Friday night for the Extra Large Pepperoni and a 2 liter of Cola using the Food Stamp Debit card (Crapital One - Government Version).

And then I pay with my well taxed median wage devalued yet EARNED dollars, while thinking of all the TBTF banking and corporate bailouts, and I start to feel like a damn fool.

grunion's picture

I presume you are enjoying the new liberal utopia <sarcasm off>

tmosley's picture

Boone's Farm, bitchez.

snowball777's picture

Never again, Strawberry Hill, never again.

Howard_Beale's picture

Or MadDog 20/20. Oh, my stomach hurts. Remember when Blue Nun was considered a good wine? LMAO!

Hook Line and Sphincter's picture

Night train is made by Gallo. Ummmm

FEDbuster's picture

"What's the word?" "Thunderbird!!"  Coming soon to a suburban cocktail party near you.

BrosMacManus's picture

What's with the rotgut? everyone knows the good, reasonably priced vino comes in a box with a spigot. ah, yeah....

Cursive's picture

HB!  You and deadhead in the same day!  Good to read your comments again.  Hope you  are good health.

laughing_swordfish's picture

Anyone remember Ripple? Or Night Train?

Kilgore Trout's picture

The fortified wines are excellent with White Castle.

Pondmaster's picture

Bali Hai and Ripple , waaaaay before Boones Farm or Annie Green Springs .

ebworthen's picture

Strawberry Fields Forever.

grunion's picture

And it is all fine wine, complements of Dow Chemical, Freeport, TX.

Blah Blah Blah's picture

Where is the color legend?  What shade means what in terms of percentage?  Did I miss something?

i-dog's picture

"Did I miss something?"

Yep. Critical Thinking 101. Blah blah blah.

bugs_'s picture

Well I really liked the vid.  Booyah!  Love it.

hardmedicine's picture

it seems to me that the statistics here reflect the 2 million views of "quantitative easing explained" vs the 200 million views of "Justin Bieber" on youtube.   The people perish for lack of knowledge. 

Thunder Dome's picture

Idiots deserve their destiny.

Big Corked Boots's picture

The idiots will drag us all down.

Village Idiot's picture

more idiots - fewer illusions.

grunion's picture

The idiots are your relations and you are gonna cry!

Blankman's picture

Sad part is Grunion is correct.  My young son was informing my father of how the Rothschild interests control the banking empire worldwide.  He told him how the Rothschild family is one of the richest families in the world and my pops responded with "no you are wrong that is Buffet."  

ebworthen's picture

I like it, very obvious that things aren't improving, and the younger generations need visuals, reading and comprehending text is a troublesome proposition for many of them. 

Mantra of the mind control media of mediocrity and oppression:


Ape the young

Delude the adults.

Obfuscate the obvious.

Clarify the uncomprehendable.

Make reality polar and monochrome.

Make the masses choose between 0 or 1.



chopper read's picture

dumbo-craps vs. repugnant-cons, christians vs. muslims, old vs. young, black vs. white, gay vs. straight, 'rich' vs. poor, bull vs. bears, Jets vs. Giants.  

divide.  conquer.  rinse.  repeat.  

but NEVER small vs. big.  NEVER EVER competing asset-backed currencies vs. monopoly debt-based paper currency.  

Bob's picture

The learning curve for economics and today's global financial system is comparable in steepness to Mt. Everest. 

It doesn't help that economics is not really a science, that finance has become a game as complicated as three dimensional chess played blindfolded and the entire financial news media a vast system of propaganda for various PTB. 

It's popular to ridicule the uninitiated  "sheeple" for their ignorance, but that itself strikes me as ignorance at least equal to that we attribute to them. 

This shit ain't as simple as playing a game of monopoly.  Nor is it as attractive. 

Cartoons are exactly what is needed to make the most fundamental points for the average guy and gal.  And I see nothing wrong with that. 

The failure to make them as necessary is ours, not the "sheeple's."

cosmictrainwreck's picture

Right on, Mr. Bob; maybe time to even consider the remote possibilty of befriending some of those "sheeple".

ebworthen's picture

Fair enough, and agree with simplifying the tangled web of the financial black widows.

My point was that to really understand complexities of life you must read and reflect.

I see many of the younger generation not being able to digest complexities or large chunks of information, and needing pictures, audio, and wanting to be told how they should feel and think versus teasing it out of complex realities.

Perhaps it has always been this way and I am just getting old; but I remember writing five page essays in tenth grade.  If I ask Junior College students to write three paragraphs and know the difference between "their" and "there" or "your" and "you're" it's considered cruel and unusual punishment.