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Pictures of hunger: Photo project captures the life of those in need [Where are the fathers?]
Pittsburgh Post-Gazette ^ | March 1, 2009 | Pauline Arrillaga

Posted on 03/21/2009 12:34:51 PM PDT by grundle

... she makes chicken for her children but eats Oodles of Noodles herself...

... She is 29, with twin babies and a toddler, facing eviction because she's $300 behind on rent...

... The little girl, 15-16 months old, wears a striped top that swallows her tiny arms. Her nose is runny, her eyes empty. Hers is not the picture of hunger that Americans are accustomed to seeing. She isn't emaciated, like those living in squalid conditions in famine-stricken countries, but she is underweight and malnourished, often fed chips and sugary drinks instead of milk and formula...

... poor diets lacking in fruits and vegetables, in children who are fed fatty, cheap foods like hot dogs or ramen noodles...

... Even before the economy tanked, some 36 million adults and children struggled with hunger in 2007...

... She doesn't pity herself, not when she gives her kids hot-dogs because that's all she can afford, not each and every day that she goes without breakfast. Not on this day, when she has yet to put a single morsel in her mouth. Years ago, when the hunger was almost too much to bear, she learned a trick: She'd flip through takeout menus to look at pictures of the food and, eventually, just looking was enough to diminish her cravings.

... one of her 2-year-old, his arm outstretched, asking her welfare case officer for something to eat...

... Foodstuff hidden behind piles of clothes so it's not eaten too fast....

(Excerpt) Read more at post-gazette.com ...


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This article cites many examples of hungry children in the U.S., but it doesn't say anything about any of their fathers.
1 posted on 03/21/2009 12:34:51 PM PDT by grundle
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To: grundle

We fought a War on Poverty.

Poverty won.


2 posted on 03/21/2009 12:36:55 PM PDT by martin_fierro (< |:)~)
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To: grundle

This is what the socilaist state has created. True to the definition of insanity, they still look to government as the solution.


3 posted on 03/21/2009 12:38:27 PM PDT by Mad_Tom_Rackham (What did Obama's Teleprompter know, and when did it know it...)
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To: grundle

We may not be the third world but we’re at 2.5 and gaining on it! IMHO


4 posted on 03/21/2009 12:39:01 PM PDT by Don Corleone (Leave the gun..take the cannoli now reads "Oil the gun..eat the cannolis.")
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To: grundle
she gives her kids hot-dogs because that's all she can afford,

Try beans and rice, lady. Cheaper and healthier. Watch your pennies and you can splurge on salsa.

5 posted on 03/21/2009 12:39:07 PM PDT by BenLurkin (Mornie` utulie`. Mornie` alantie`.)
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To: grundle
With Subway's 5-dollar foot longs, you can feed yourself for ten bucks a day, tops. They're nutritionally balanced, except for, say, fruit, and they're low in fat. But yeah, where the heck are the dads? Or should we say, sperm donors?
6 posted on 03/21/2009 12:39:32 PM PDT by Othniel (Kirk: Don't trust them. Don't believe them. Spock: They're dying. Kirk: LET THEM DIE.)
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To: grundle

Does she give any of her own money? Not just “project” money? Does she support any church’s food program?


7 posted on 03/21/2009 12:40:29 PM PDT by Patriotic1 (Dic mihi solum facta, domina - Just the facts, ma'am)
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To: grundle
The term 'food insecurity' is used in the article. This is the current dodge that gets around the fact that the people the researcher or journalist is writing about are not actually going without food. They are just worried about the possibility. It's akin to changing the term 'global warming' to 'climate change' so whatever alarmist nonsense you wish to espouse about the subject is 'true'.

You know, another way to look at this subject would be something like, "Isn't it great we have food stamps and many other programs to help people in need?" But of course, we never hear that from the left, so we?

8 posted on 03/21/2009 12:42:28 PM PDT by Irene Adler (Is it possible to be a socially conservative anarchist?)
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To: grundle
Pictures of hunger: Photo project captures the life of those in need

The lead photo shows a mother about 50 lbs overweight...

9 posted on 03/21/2009 12:42:37 PM PDT by 2banana (My common ground with terrorists - they want to die for islam and we want to kill them)
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To: grundle

I'll state the obvious. Bullsh#t on the "hunger".

This lady could use a couple of months in Kenya where there are REAL hungry people.

I just wish we had a network or reporter that would follow these "examples" around and just really document the WASTE of money and time these parasites use up.

I love when they go to the "food" lines and these people go home to cable tv, cell phones and nice tennis shoes. What a crock.

10 posted on 03/21/2009 12:44:34 PM PDT by erman (Outside of a dog, a book is man's best companion. Inside of a dog, it's too dark to read.)
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To: grundle

I thought electing our first black president was going to instantaneously cure all of this...


11 posted on 03/21/2009 12:45:58 PM PDT by ican'tbelieveit ((Join FreeRepublic's Folding@Home team (Team# 36120), KW:Folding))
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To: grundle

The Anglo American accumulated enormous wealth since the end of WWII. The Third World wants that wealth. “The Divine One” has promised the Third World that wealth. He is starting the transfer process through taxes, mortgage payments, “infra structure improvements” etc. etc.. Soon the woman in the photo shall be driving a Lexus. The Anglo American’s wives and children shall be in the street. Remember Reich said they are not going to make a bunch of white construction workers wealthy(Probably paraphrased)However now that I think of it, we can rejoice as we have found the joy of “Diversity!”


12 posted on 03/21/2009 12:47:13 PM PDT by AEMILIUS PAULUS (It is a shame that when these people give a riot)
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To: BenLurkin

What’s wrong with hot dogs? Kids love them. They’re cheap protein.

What does she want, steak?

BTW, beans and rice have nowhere near the nutritional value of hot dogs.


13 posted on 03/21/2009 12:48:47 PM PDT by Jeff Chandler (Obama's next program: Kopechne Care)
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To: grundle

Is this Peggy Joseph?


14 posted on 03/21/2009 12:50:32 PM PDT by deannadurbin
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To: Jeff Chandler

Beans have fiber and they are low fat. Hot dogs are loaded with fat and salt. A steady diet of them will make anyone sick.


15 posted on 03/21/2009 12:51:33 PM PDT by deannadurbin
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To: Jeff Chandler

69 cents a pound


16 posted on 03/21/2009 12:52:07 PM PDT by Jeff Chandler (Obama's next program: Kopechne Care)
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To: grundle

“ 36 million adults and children struggled with hunger in 2007..”

IMHO- Complete BS

No way that many people are struggling with hunger on a regular basis This country has more government benefits, more programs, more help from non profit organization that anybody needs to go hungry

My wife works at the largest grocery store chain in the world and sees on a daily basis people who get literally 1000 to 1800 a month in food benefits

I know hunger exists but it is mosty self induced by being a drug or achocol abuser or an ignorant social parisite

Very few people are not getting help if they need truly need it


17 posted on 03/21/2009 12:54:02 PM PDT by Popman (One useless man is a shame, two is a law firm, and three is a Congress - John Adams)
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To: grundle

The US has the fattest poor and hungry in the world.


18 posted on 03/21/2009 12:54:12 PM PDT by Rebelbase
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To: Jeff Chandler

When was the last time you read the ingredients on the cheapest hot dogs? And this lady is not feeding the kids, she’s feeding herself.


19 posted on 03/21/2009 12:54:23 PM PDT by huldah1776 ( Worthy is the Lamb)
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To: deannadurbin

The human body can’t live on incomplete vegetable protein. Hot dogs contain complete animal protein. Lots of it. Beans do not. Hot dogs are one of many sources of cheap protein. Eggs, chicken, peanut butter-all cheap protein.

A couple hot dogs chopped up into a can of beans, some corn cobettes, and a few slices of whole wheat bread make a fine meal for a family.


20 posted on 03/21/2009 12:56:09 PM PDT by Jeff Chandler (Obama's next program: Kopechne Care)
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To: grundle

Criminalizing masculinity and rewarding single and perverse parent arrangements have made this situation a reality.


21 posted on 03/21/2009 12:59:57 PM PDT by prismsinc (A.K.A. "The Terminator"!)
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To: grundle

“She isn’t emaciated, like those living in squalid conditions in famine-stricken countries, but she is underweight and malnourished, often fed chips and sugary drinks instead of milk and formula.”

Milk was on sale for $1.50/gallon last week, I don’t buy it but noticed it wasn’t $4 anymore.

Chips and sugary drinks cost more than that. Do the math. Money is not the problem, it’s priorities.


22 posted on 03/21/2009 12:59:57 PM PDT by Eagles2003
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To: grundle

I wrote a half dozen one line jokes about the economy.

You know it’s bad times when the democrats complain about the plight of the homeless during their own administration.

You know it’s bad when rich women are fat and poor women are skinny.

There are more but you get the idea.


23 posted on 03/21/2009 1:00:42 PM PDT by Shooter 2.5 (NRA /Patron - TSRA- IDPA)
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To: erman

Yeah, it’s typical isn’t it? Overweight Welfare Momma toting illegitimate kids down a trashed-out neighborhood.

Someone should not just follow her around to see what slurping from the public trough she does but also calculate what this woman and her children are costing taxpayers.

Including a reasonable allocation for overhead. I bet the bottom line is outrageous.


24 posted on 03/21/2009 1:01:58 PM PDT by A_Former_Democrat
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To: 2banana

That’s what I thought...she doesn’t look like she misses too many meals to me.


25 posted on 03/21/2009 1:02:38 PM PDT by skimbell
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To: Jeff Chandler

Who said that she should ONLY live on beans? Not me. But beans are plants from the good earth and hot dogs are processed food in a factory with cheaper quality meats and meat by products, most loaded with fat and salt. Meat eaters in general have higher risk of obesity and clogged arteries, which a lot of black people already suffer from.

No, beans, rice, a little cheese, fruits and veggies in a salad are much more nutritious than hot dogs.


26 posted on 03/21/2009 1:03:00 PM PDT by deannadurbin
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To: huldah1776

Hot dogs make a wonderful occasional meal. If she is feeding them hot dogs every day, it’s because she is either lazy or stupid.

She could buy a fryer for a few bucks and roast it, serve it with mashed potatoes and homemade gravy and a vegetable. She could then boil the carcass, add a bucks worth of rice, a bucks worth of carrots, and serve a nutritious soup.

She could serve peanut butter and honey on whole wheat bread with an apple on the side.

She could boil eggs and cut them up in a bowl of greens.

Don’t blame the hot dogs, blame the mother.


27 posted on 03/21/2009 1:03:12 PM PDT by Jeff Chandler (Obama's next program: Kopechne Care)
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To: grundle

28 posted on 03/21/2009 1:04:35 PM PDT by Brett66 (Where government advances, and it advances relentlessly , freedom is imperiled -Janice Rogers Brown)
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To: grundle

Somebody needs to check and see what she’s doing with her food stamps and, undoubtedly WIC. Young children of this age are not that expensive to feed and you get the same amount of food stamps if your kid is 16 or 16 months, plus qualifying for WIC is fairly easy and they give you tons of food. I knew people who received food stamps that would buy really expensive foods when they got them and then had nothing left the last two weeks of the month.


29 posted on 03/21/2009 1:04:38 PM PDT by beandog
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To: grundle
She isn't emaciated, like those living in squalid conditions in famine-stricken countries, but she is underweight and malnourished, often fed chips and sugary drinks instead of milk and formula...

There is no reason to give your kids chips instead of real food. Whole chicken's are on sale at my grocery store this week for $0.67 a pound. They freeze for months. Cantaloupes are 2 for $3. Cans of tuna are $0.75 each. Not to mention, water is friggin free, no reason to give a baby soda except bad parenting.

Plus if you are going to make a point about hunger, having the lead photo be a person who is 40 pounds overweight and wearing brand new clothes, isn't the best idea.

30 posted on 03/21/2009 1:06:15 PM PDT by retrokitten (I want to rock your gypsy soul, just like way back in the days of old- Into the Mystic)
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To: deannadurbin
But beans are plants from the good earth

Beans do taste good with hot dogs in them.

31 posted on 03/21/2009 1:06:16 PM PDT by Jeff Chandler (Obama's next program: Kopechne Care)
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To: beandog

Also, if she breastfed her babies she’d save herself (and the taxpayer) oodles of money in formula bills.


32 posted on 03/21/2009 1:07:10 PM PDT by deannadurbin
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To: Brett66

No wonder the TV Networks and Newspapers are suffering. This thread alone is enough entertainment for a week. LOL


33 posted on 03/21/2009 1:07:36 PM PDT by Orange1998
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To: Jeff Chandler

She could buy low fat tortillas and use beans as the main ingredient instead of fatty meat to make nachos. Much more nutritious than hot dogs. Plus natural fiber in beans help control cholesterol counts, and blacks traditionally have greater problems with high cholesterol and high blood pressure (which could also be aggravated by the high salt content in hot dogs).


34 posted on 03/21/2009 1:09:39 PM PDT by deannadurbin
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To: grundle

Where are all of the pictures? All I see is a photo of an overweight woman walking down the street.


35 posted on 03/21/2009 1:10:04 PM PDT by Raebie (~Never go down with a loaded gun~)
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To: grundle
often fed chips and sugary drinks instead of milk and formula...

A bag of chips is about the same price as a gallon of milk.

Why is her mother buying one and not the other?

36 posted on 03/21/2009 1:10:43 PM PDT by Harmless Teddy Bear (When you're spinning round, things come undone. Welcome to Earth 3rd rock from the Sun!)
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To: Raebie

The article says at the bottom the photos were removed.

I wonder why?


37 posted on 03/21/2009 1:11:50 PM PDT by deannadurbin
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To: deannadurbin; Jeff Chandler

You are both right. There are tons of things people can do with cheap staples. For whatever reason, these people just don’t want to do that.


38 posted on 03/21/2009 1:13:32 PM PDT by retrokitten (I want to rock your gypsy soul, just like way back in the days of old- Into the Mystic)
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To: Jeff Chandler

Beans do taste good with hot dogs in them.
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They really do. I live what we call Beanie Weenies. Baked beans, add some brown sugar, a little mustard, 2 T of chopped onion, Kosher International hot dogs. Bake for 45 minutes at 325 degrees. Serve with corn and brown bread. YUM


39 posted on 03/21/2009 1:14:27 PM PDT by mojitojoe ( Idiots elected a Marxist ideologue with narcissistic personality disorder & America is dying.)
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To: Brett66

This photo gives new meaning to the words Ugly Americans.


40 posted on 03/21/2009 1:14:46 PM PDT by deannadurbin
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To: mojitojoe

LIKE not live, sorry. Didn’t see it until I hit enter


41 posted on 03/21/2009 1:14:58 PM PDT by mojitojoe ( Idiots elected a Marxist ideologue with narcissistic personality disorder & America is dying.)
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To: skimbell

I often wonder why would you have kids if you can’t even take care of yourself? It makes no sense! Always with a hand out waiting for a handout.....


42 posted on 03/21/2009 1:15:53 PM PDT by Die_Hard Conservative Lady (When all the working class leave California what will be left?)
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To: grundle
poor diets lacking in fruits and vegetables, in children who are fed fatty, cheap foods like hot dogs or ramen noodles

Absolute BS. You can feed kids a healthy meal for less than hot dogs would cost. Buy a bag of dried black beans and a bag of rice, cheaper than hot dogs, much more nutritious. Some fruits and veggies are expensive, so you buy the ones that aren't, or buy a bag of frozen veggies, just as nutritious as fresh for the most part. We eat quite often for $5.00 per meal total, not because we have to, just because we can.

Good dish for around $5...some bulk sausage (we use turkey sausage but you don't need a lot, so you can use one pkg for more than one dish), a bag of lentils, an onion, seasonings, then add some frozen spinach, seasonings, serve over rice. Enough to feed 5 or 6 people, and nutritious as well. If you have cheese or mushrooms they add a nice flavor to the mix.

Sausage (1/2 package)...$2.50
Dried Lentils......80
onion (probably less if you buy them in a bag........50
spinach (bag of frozen)....1.00
rice (also cost of this is probably less).........50

43 posted on 03/21/2009 1:16:35 PM PDT by dawn53
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To: retrokitten

This is where that rich woman coming in could really help them. Have a food nutritionist come in and show them how to use basic staples like dried beans and lentils to make meals last longer.

A lot of it is simply lack of education. They grab the prepared food junk like hot dogs on food stamps because it’s easier, yet because these foods are processed they cost more, so their food stamps don’t last till the end of the month.


44 posted on 03/21/2009 1:17:21 PM PDT by deannadurbin
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To: grundle

With all the millions that have been poured into this project; why do we have people like this?


45 posted on 03/21/2009 1:19:31 PM PDT by freekitty (Give me back my conservative vote.)
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To: retrokitten

“You are both right. There are tons of things people can do with cheap staples. For whatever reason, these people just don’t want to do that.”

Scrambled eggs with a little ham & cheese, refried rice, creamed chipped beef on toast, soup beans with a hambone & cornbread...

Now I’m getting hungry....


46 posted on 03/21/2009 1:20:00 PM PDT by Raebie (~Never go down with a loaded gun~)
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To: mojitojoe
Beanie Weenies... Serve with corn and brown bread.

Don't forget the cream cheese!


47 posted on 03/21/2009 1:21:50 PM PDT by Jeff Chandler (Obama's next program: Kopechne Care)
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To: dawn53

Soupbeans:

1 hambone
Dry navy beans, soaked overnight
1 onion
1 bayleaf
salt & pepper
2 boxes jiffy cornbread mix
2 eggs
2/3 cup milk

Serves at least 8. My family goes wild.


48 posted on 03/21/2009 1:22:10 PM PDT by Raebie (~Never go down with a loaded gun~)
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To: erman
I love when they go to the "food" lines and these people go home to cable tv, cell phones and nice tennis shoes

ALL OF THEM? AND YOU KNOW THIS FOR CERTAIN?

You left out the cadillac....where's the Cadillac in your picture?????

49 posted on 03/21/2009 1:22:38 PM PDT by Hot Tabasco (This country isn't going to hell in a handbasket, it's riding shotgun on an Indy car....)
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To: Jeff Chandler

But beans and rice do make a complete protein, have less fat and salt and are as cheap or cheaper.


50 posted on 03/21/2009 1:23:44 PM PDT by DeLaine (To sin by silence when we should protest, makes cowards of men -Ella Wheeler Wilcox)
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