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World leaders enjoy 18-course banquet as they discuss how to solve global food crisis
DailyMail.co.uk ^ | 7/08/08 | James Chapman

Posted on 07/07/2008 10:11:38 PM PDT by Oyarsa

rising prices and a global shortage of provisions.

But yesterday the Prime Minister and other world leaders sat down to an 18-course gastronomic extravaganza at a G8 summit in Japan, which is focusing on the food crisis.

The dinner, and a six-course lunch, at the summit of leading industrialised nations on the island of Hokkaido, included delicacies such as caviar, milkfed lamb, sea urchin and tuna, with champagne and wines flown in from Europe and the U.S.

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


TOPICS: Foreign Affairs; Government; News/Current Events; United Kingdom
KEYWORDS: foodsupply; g8; g8summit; hunger; hypocrisy; littlehitler; madivan; summit
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1 posted on 07/07/2008 10:11:38 PM PDT by Oyarsa
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To: Oyarsa
They gorge and the peasants starve.

"Show me just what Mohammed brought that was new, and there you will find things only evil and inhuman, such as his command to spread by the sword the faith he preached." - Manuel II Palelologus

2 posted on 07/07/2008 10:13:49 PM PDT by goldstategop (In Memory Of A Dearly Beloved Friend Who Lives In My Heart Forever)
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To: Oyarsa

See also....

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/search?m=all;o=time;q=quick;s=brown


3 posted on 07/07/2008 10:14:51 PM PDT by ButThreeLeftsDo (Fight Crime. Shoot Back.)
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To: Oyarsa
I'd love an 18 course banquet. But it would expand my waistline a tad too much.

"Show me just what Mohammed brought that was new, and there you will find things only evil and inhuman, such as his command to spread by the sword the faith he preached." - Manuel II Palelologus

4 posted on 07/07/2008 10:15:31 PM PDT by goldstategop (In Memory Of A Dearly Beloved Friend Who Lives In My Heart Forever)
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To: Oyarsa
Please read the article in its entirety before commenting. Thank you.

No thank you, that might start a trend.

5 posted on 07/07/2008 10:17:14 PM PDT by Graybeard58
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To: Oyarsa

Put a picture of Helen Thomas on the table and it will kill their appetites.


6 posted on 07/07/2008 10:23:08 PM PDT by Kirkwood (Change? Change it back!)
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To: Oyarsa

“But Dominic Nutt, of the charity Save the Children, did not approve.

‘It is deeply hypocritical that they should be lavishing course after course on world leaders when there is a food crisis and millions cannot afford a decent meal,’ he said.

‘If the G8 wants to betray the hopes of a generation of children, it is going the right way about it. The food crisis is an emergency and the G8 must treat it as that.’”

I was all prepared to pounce on the bigwigs for their gluttony until I saw this bit of pious do-goodery. I suppose Mr. Nutt himself lives on oatmeal and tofu.


7 posted on 07/07/2008 10:23:50 PM PDT by atomic conspiracy (Victory in Iraq: Worst defeat for activist media since Goebbels shot himself.)
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To: Oyarsa

A three-course lunch and a six-course dinner would seem reasonable enough.


8 posted on 07/07/2008 10:24:30 PM PDT by skr (I serve a risen Savior!)
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To: Oyarsa

Already posted


9 posted on 07/07/2008 10:24:55 PM PDT by BruceysMom ( My heart is in Baggs)
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To: atomic conspiracy
I can afford decent food. Just not gastronomic snobbery.

"Show me just what Mohammed brought that was new, and there you will find things only evil and inhuman, such as his command to spread by the sword the faith he preached." - Manuel II Palelologus

10 posted on 07/07/2008 10:25:48 PM PDT by goldstategop (In Memory Of A Dearly Beloved Friend Who Lives In My Heart Forever)
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To: Oyarsa

I looked at the menu. I don’t know what half those things are, but none of it sounds good to me. I looked at that list, and I determined I’d rather have a hamburger.


11 posted on 07/07/2008 10:33:36 PM PDT by Pinkbell (Don't blame me, I supported Duncan Hunter.)
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To: Pinkbell
You're my kinda guy! Yesterday, I had fried chicken with chips and corn on the cob. The kind of menu that has the aragula-tofu set screaming running for the hills!

"Show me just what Mohammed brought that was new, and there you will find things only evil and inhuman, such as his command to spread by the sword the faith he preached." - Manuel II Palelologus

12 posted on 07/07/2008 10:35:22 PM PDT by goldstategop (In Memory Of A Dearly Beloved Friend Who Lives In My Heart Forever)
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To: goldstategop

LOL! What you had to eat yeterday sounds better than what they ate at that Summit.


13 posted on 07/07/2008 10:38:31 PM PDT by Pinkbell (Don't blame me, I supported Duncan Hunter.)
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To: Pinkbell

yeterday = yesterday


14 posted on 07/07/2008 10:39:16 PM PDT by Pinkbell (Don't blame me, I supported Duncan Hunter.)
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To: skr

I regularly dine on a three-course dinner..... meat, potatoes and gravy. ;>)


15 posted on 07/07/2008 10:39:21 PM PDT by Gator113 (Drill here, drill now...... or die.)
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To: Oyarsa

I didn’t read the article but a moose bit my sister once.


16 posted on 07/07/2008 10:40:39 PM PDT by BruceysMom ( My heart is in Baggs)
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To: Oyarsa
So what? Politicians are hypocrites, who stuff themselves at public expense. What else is new?

This is the kind of facile “gotcha” “journalism” that reporters love; because it saves them the tedium of researching and reporting on the substantive issues & frees up their time for hitting the local bars.

If the conference attendees had conducted a symbolic fast; or if they'd munched on rice and bugs — reporters would have castigated them for the phoniness of their symbolic gestures.

A pox on all of them.

17 posted on 07/07/2008 10:41:06 PM PDT by USFRIENDINVICTORIA
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To: Pinkbell

That happens to me so very often when attending various dinners for business reasons: A menu with way too much that I don’t recognize. Give me meat and potatoes.

MM


18 posted on 07/07/2008 10:42:08 PM PDT by MississippiMan
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To: Oyarsa

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/2042138/posts


19 posted on 07/07/2008 10:44:04 PM PDT by BruceysMom ( My heart is in Baggs)
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To: Oyarsa

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


20 posted on 07/07/2008 10:46:24 PM PDT by BruceysMom ( My heart is in Baggs)
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To: MississippiMan

Yep this is funny, that they are gorging themselves while discussing food shortages.

Reminds me of the big carbon footprint that the Al Gore world wide concerts for global warming had. And the big carbon footprint his own house has.

And in other news, marriage counselors get divorced, psychiatrists have mental illness, dentists have cavities, plumbers have leaky pipes in their homes, and contractor’s wives can’t get them to remodel their own house.


21 posted on 07/07/2008 10:47:31 PM PDT by Dilbert San Diego
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To: atomic conspiracy

‘It is deeply hypocritical that they should be lavishing course after course on world leaders when there is a food crisis and millions cannot afford a decent meal,’

And it is equally foolish to think that doing otherwise will change anything. When are these fools going to grow up? Will they ever value substance over symbols, and action over hollow rhetoric?


22 posted on 07/07/2008 10:48:44 PM PDT by Spok (Vietnam vet and proud father of a U.S. Marine.)
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To: goldstategop
I'd love an 18 course banquet. But it would expand my waistline a tad too much.

Me too, I'd look like Al Gore. Did he fly in for a take out order?

But never mind that, if world leaders can fly around the world in their private jets to meet on saving the environment with a straight face, then they can have an 18 course meal on hunger.

23 posted on 07/07/2008 10:51:11 PM PDT by Vince Ferrer
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To: Oyarsa

A fine aged Monte de Ripple, 2009, and Epec’ le Choke of Whitecastles would be more appropriate.
And no, I didn’t read the whole article!


24 posted on 07/08/2008 12:24:55 AM PDT by count-your-change (you don't have to be brilliant, not being stupid is enough.)
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To: Oyarsa

I can only imagine the tubs of lard portrayed in WALL-E.


25 posted on 07/08/2008 2:19:40 AM PDT by freeangel ( (free speech is only good until someone else doesn't like what you say))
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To: Oyarsa
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WHAT?!? Are you nutz newbie? This is FR pal, we have a tradition to uphold. Read the article, some nerve, harrumph!

Whew, now that that's out of the way ...

Bush's Fault!
/s

26 posted on 07/08/2008 5:36:01 AM PDT by Condor51 (I have guns in my nightstand because a Cop won't fit)
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To: BruceysMom

I totally agree (my uncle has a trophy).


27 posted on 07/08/2008 8:49:34 AM PDT by willyd (Tickets, fines, fees, permits and inspections are synonyms for taxes)
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