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G8 summit: Gordon Brown has eight-course dinner before food crisis talks
http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/worldnews/asia/japan/2262534/G8-summit-Gordon-Brown-has-eight-course-dinner-before-food-crisis-talks.html ^

Posted on 07/07/2008 4:55:01 PM PDT by chessplayer

Gordon Brown and his fellow world leaders have sparked outrage after it was disclosed they enjoyed a six-course lunch followed by an eight-course dinner at the G8 summit where the global food crisis tops the agenda.

(Excerpt) Read more at telegraph.co.uk ...


TOPICS: News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: africa; foodsupply; g8; g8summit; geopolitics; uk
Not smart.
1 posted on 07/07/2008 4:55:02 PM PDT by chessplayer
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To: chessplayer

—I wouldn’t put it quite in the category of Algore’s house—just close—


2 posted on 07/07/2008 5:02:33 PM PDT by rellimpank (--don't believe anything the MSM tells you about firearms or explosives--NRA Benefactor)
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To: chessplayer

was quiche on the menu?


3 posted on 07/07/2008 5:02:59 PM PDT by NormsRevenge (Semper Fi ... Godspeed ... ICE toll-free tip hotline 1-866-DHS-2-ICE ... 9/11 .. Never FoRget!!!)
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To: chessplayer

They are meeting to address hunger. They’ll be giving away millions of dollars worth of food. So what if they had a formal lunch and dinner? Good heavens.

I drove my car over the weekend and there are many homeless people out there. How could I?

Let’s not buy into that nonsense.


4 posted on 07/07/2008 5:03:10 PM PDT by DoughtyOne (Annapolis, flight school, Congress, Senate, MIAs, Keating 5, Soros, Kerry... tried & found wanting!)
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To: rellimpank

smirk


5 posted on 07/07/2008 5:03:56 PM PDT by DoughtyOne (Annapolis, flight school, Congress, Senate, MIAs, Keating 5, Soros, Kerry... tried & found wanting!)
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To: chessplayer

Oh, check out the comments on the Telegraph site about this. People over there are really fed up with Brown and his cronies.

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/yourview/2261942/Is-Gordon-Brown-right-to-target-food-waste.html


6 posted on 07/07/2008 5:05:27 PM PDT by coydog (Keep Canada green - paint a Liberal!)
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To: chessplayer

He didn’t want the food to go to waste


7 posted on 07/07/2008 5:08:38 PM PDT by Oztrich Boy (Society is well governed when the people obey the magistrates, and the magistrates obey the law)
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To: chessplayer
Do as I say, not as I do you stupid masses. Underlings all.
Do you not realize we are forming a Peerage that will resurrect the cast system of olde. Ye are but surfs as of now.
8 posted on 07/07/2008 5:10:48 PM PDT by CHEE (ROCK STEADY!)
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To: NormsRevenge
Close. Menu here:

http://i.dailymail.co.uk/i/pix/2008/07/08/article-1032909-01E123A300000578-0_468x276_popup.jpg

9 posted on 07/07/2008 5:11:18 PM PDT by lowbridge ("I have never learned to fight for my freedom. I was only good at enjoying it" - Van Den Boogaard)
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To: chessplayer

You mean they are not supposed to eat? You think they are going to feast on hot dogs and pork and beans? The MSM never ceases to amaze me.


10 posted on 07/07/2008 5:12:10 PM PDT by Uncle Hal
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To: chessplayer

This is SOP.
Don’t you recall back when they had the summit in Africa about poverty or whatever and they all ate lobster dinners and generally made gluttons of themselves?

You don’t really expect them to think about serious world problems on meager rations do you? /s


11 posted on 07/07/2008 5:13:46 PM PDT by visualops (artlife.us -nature photography desktop wallpapers)
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To: lowbridge

uggh.

almond oily foam and tapenade

kelp-flavored beef and asparagus

hairy crab bisque soup

G8 fantasy dessert

???

I’m a continental kind of guy, what can I say?

where’s the beer?


12 posted on 07/07/2008 5:15:37 PM PDT by NormsRevenge (Semper Fi ... Godspeed ... ICE toll-free tip hotline 1-866-DHS-2-ICE ... 9/11 .. Never FoRget!!!)
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To: DoughtyOne
They’ll be giving away millions of dollars worth of food of other people's money.

It's just in poor taste to wine and dine in what some would term excess, when discussing the starving masses.
13 posted on 07/07/2008 5:17:22 PM PDT by visualops (artlife.us -nature photography desktop wallpapers)
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To: chessplayer

Feed ‘em MREs, with plain Wasa crispbread for an appetizer. Isn’t that about what they want the rest of us to eat?

}:-)4


14 posted on 07/07/2008 5:17:39 PM PDT by Moose4 (http://moosedroppings.wordpress.com -- Because 20 million self-important blogs just aren't enough.)
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To: chessplayer
African leaders including the heads of Ethiopia, Tanzania and Senegal who had taken part in talks during the day were not invited to the function.

Oh my.

15 posted on 07/07/2008 5:22:27 PM PDT by Hexenhammer
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To: CHEE
Same here. Our own Queen Pelosi - who demands a taxpayer provided 747 for her own private use - said of the present crisis that the middle class needs to ‘suck it up.’ They should both take a moment to reflect on the French queen who, when told that her people lacked bread, said that they should eat cake. She didn't live long, as I recall.
16 posted on 07/07/2008 5:22:56 PM PDT by ArmyTeach (If you don't like your middle name, that's your problem.)
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To: CHEE

17 posted on 07/07/2008 5:27:26 PM PDT by jimbo123
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To: chessplayer

I agree - not good public relations. Quite honestly, though, they’re not meals that appeal to me. For starters, I’d need to be taken away in a wheelbarrow halfway through either of these meals. They’re just too big, and too rich, even if portions are small. Secondly, the selections don’t sound very appetizing, with the exception perhaps of raspberry coulis or the cheese selection. Crab bisque can be good (although rich), but when it’s described as hairy crab bisque soup, it just loses some appeal. I guess I have simple tastes and don’t belong in these circles! I’m happier with a big salad or some nice steamed crab legs.


18 posted on 07/07/2008 5:30:55 PM PDT by Think free or die
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To: Uncle Hal

It’s not exactly you rubber chicken dinner


19 posted on 07/07/2008 5:31:28 PM PDT by freekitty (Give me back my conservative vote.)
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To: NormsRevenge
“almond oily foam and tapenade

kelp-flavored beef and asparagus

hairy crab bisque soup”

ugg, indeed.

Trouble is, the folks remember that Blair was a fish ‘n chips and mushy peas kinda guy - that's what he and Pres. Bush dined on at his home in the country.

Remember all the elitists looking down their noses at the Bushes in the WH because they eat good old Texas fare - not entrees that you can't even tell what's in it...or a lemon sized entree with a few squiggles of some colored syrup drizzled around the plate...

That said, I had Maine lobster with steamers and mussells today - on a wharf out over the bay. Sea breeze tempering the hot sun, a mix of lobster boats chugging in with their catch and sailboats with luft sails filled, scudding off towards the islands with a haze hanging over them, signifying another perfect day tomorrow. Talk about ambience.

However, it's my home town - it's not a fancy restaurant but a lobster pound...our feast cost under $10 each. (We brought our own drinks and desert) (aren't I mean...)

20 posted on 07/07/2008 5:41:25 PM PDT by maine-iac7 (No trees were killed in sending this message but a large number of electrons were terrible agitated)
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To: maine-iac7

That sounds just wonderful. Enjoy.


21 posted on 07/07/2008 5:54:00 PM PDT by Think free or die
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To: visualops
Don’t you recall back when they had the summit in Africa about poverty or whatever and they all ate lobster dinners and generally made gluttons of themselves?
22 posted on 07/07/2008 6:05:34 PM PDT by JoJo Gunn (Help control the girly-man population. Have the McCainiacs spayed or neutered.)
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To: chessplayer

What the hell? It’s us tax paying schmucks that are paying for the world leaders, and the poverty stricken masses meals.


23 posted on 07/07/2008 6:12:11 PM PDT by appleharvey
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To: jimbo123
Hey, I dated that one in the middle while in High School. I wanta told you rite now, she was not equal!
24 posted on 07/07/2008 6:24:39 PM PDT by CHEE (ROCK STEADY!)
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To: appleharvey

Isn’t he the same SOB that gave away most of THE BANK OF ENGLAND for less than a third of what it is now?


25 posted on 07/07/2008 6:32:15 PM PDT by Survivor1
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To: appleharvey

Isn’t he the same SOB that gave away most of THE BANK OF ENGLANDS gold for less than a third of what it is now?


26 posted on 07/07/2008 6:36:27 PM PDT by Survivor1
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To: chessplayer; All

Funny thing, this story reminds me of “Animal Farm” for some strange reason.

the Deets


27 posted on 07/07/2008 7:18:56 PM PDT by ebiskit (South Park Republican)
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To: JoJo Gunn
Now I had read all about the meal and that idiot who wants the happy villagers to forgo electricity, but this was new to me:
Seven organizations representing small farmers in Africa, India and the Philippines presented to Greenpeace and to two other environmental organizations at the Johannesburg summit a "trophy" consisting of a piece of wood upon which two heaps of dried cow dung had been mounted. They called it the "Bulls...t Trophy."
That, is PRICELESS!
28 posted on 07/07/2008 7:46:29 PM PDT by visualops (artlife.us -nature photography desktop wallpapers)
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To: chessplayer

Kyoto Beef? LOL. Thankfully George Bush wasn’t invited either.


29 posted on 07/07/2008 8:52:56 PM PDT by Mike Darancette (Obama's idea of trickle-down economics is to piss on business.)
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To: chessplayer
oh come on. i bet the portions were small and they all cleaned their plates. i mean, they were talking about the starving children of the world so they must have finished everything.

and they are world leaders. you can't talk all day without actually doing anything on an empty stomach.

30 posted on 07/07/2008 8:56:11 PM PDT by thefactor (the innocent shall not suffer nor the guilty go free...)
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To: visualops

Thanks for your comments. I appreciate the mentioning of that view. I don’t see it that way. Some will. I just don’t think it matters at all what they ate the day they chose to divy up “even our money” to the poor folks around the world.


31 posted on 07/07/2008 10:05:59 PM PDT by DoughtyOne (Annapolis, flight school, Congress, Senate, MIAs, Keating 5, Soros, Kerry... tried & found wanting!)
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To: visualops

That’s what I remember most - grain was locked up in a warehouse, and Greenfece types were hobnobbing with the dictators and engorging themselves in the very same land where people were starving.


32 posted on 07/08/2008 8:34:50 AM PDT by JoJo Gunn (Help control the girly-man population. Have the McCainiacs spayed or neutered.)
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To: chessplayer

Gordon Brown: “Let them eat cake.”


33 posted on 07/08/2008 8:37:52 AM PDT by OB1kNOb (ISLAM IS THE SPIRIT OF ANTICHRIST, DIRECTED BY SATAN AND HIS FALLEN MINIONS.)
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