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UN: Record 1 billion go hungry
AP on Yahoo ^ | 10/14/09 | Tom Malti and Ariel David -ap

Posted on 10/14/2009 4:28:39 PM PDT by NormsRevenge

NAIROBI, Kenya – Parents in some of Africa's poorest countries are cutting back on school, clothes and basic medical care just to give their children a meal once a day, experts say. Still, it is not enough.

A record 1 billion people worldwide are hungry and a new report says the number will increase if governments do not spend more on agriculture. According to the U.N. food agency, which issued the report, 30 countries now require emergency aid, including 20 in Africa.

The trend continues despite a goal set by world leaders nine years ago to cut the number of hungry people in half by 2015.

(Excerpt) Read more at news.yahoo.com ...


TOPICS: Business/Economy; Culture/Society; Foreign Affairs; Front Page News; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: hunger; hungry; record; unitednations
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1 posted on 10/14/2009 4:28:39 PM PDT by NormsRevenge
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To: NormsRevenge

Quick, we need another rock concert.


2 posted on 10/14/2009 4:29:53 PM PDT by dfwgator
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no mention of global warming contributing to the number.. or maybe I missed it.


3 posted on 10/14/2009 4:30:12 PM PDT by NormsRevenge (Semper Fi ... Godspeed .. Monthly Donor Onboard)
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To: dfwgator

Those fish in the central valley of CA aren’t going hungry are they?


4 posted on 10/14/2009 4:31:15 PM PDT by gthog61
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To: NormsRevenge

I think Sam Kinison had the solution....”MOVE TO WHERE THE FOOD IS!!!!”


5 posted on 10/14/2009 4:31:29 PM PDT by dfwgator
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To: NormsRevenge

Isn’t this what the radical left has been trying to do for a long time? depopulation?


6 posted on 10/14/2009 4:32:08 PM PDT by GeronL
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To: NormsRevenge
We spend billions to help these people, you need to stop the government from stealing it.
7 posted on 10/14/2009 4:32:23 PM PDT by org.whodat (Vote: Chuck De Vore in 2012.)
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To: dfwgator

I can think of a few rock bands I’d like to see together.

Let’s Do IT!

Blue Oyster Cult.. Led Zeppelin.. ZZ Top .. aw heck. Willie
Nelson too. (No U2 you ask? uhh. no )


8 posted on 10/14/2009 4:32:56 PM PDT by NormsRevenge (Semper Fi ... Godspeed .. Monthly Donor Onboard)
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To: NormsRevenge

Its not global warning, its the response to global warming that is aimed at depopulation


9 posted on 10/14/2009 4:33:31 PM PDT by GeronL
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To: gthog61

Mother Nature just watered pretty near everyone yesterday.

still could use a lot more, gradually over time.

as to delta smelt .. here’s beer batter in your eye. ;-)


10 posted on 10/14/2009 4:34:38 PM PDT by NormsRevenge (Semper Fi ... Godspeed .. Monthly Donor Onboard)
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To: NormsRevenge

Sounds to me like the UN is admitting to being a massive failure.


11 posted on 10/14/2009 4:35:16 PM PDT by cripplecreek (Seniors, the new shovel ready project under socialized medicine.)
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To: NormsRevenge

Even Bono knows he’s dreary.


12 posted on 10/14/2009 4:35:37 PM PDT by Blue Collar Christian (><BCC>NRA)
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To: NormsRevenge

Good thing those damn White folks don’t own the farms anymore, or it could be worse.


13 posted on 10/14/2009 4:36:16 PM PDT by MaxMax (Obama can't play in the Olympic reindeer games)
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To: NormsRevenge
A record 1 billion people worldwide are hungry and a new report says the number will increase if governments do not spend more on agriculture.

Trust in governments, question everyone else.....Nah, it just doesn't have a ring to it.

14 posted on 10/14/2009 4:36:22 PM PDT by EGPWS (Trust in God, question everyone else)
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To: NormsRevenge

I grew up “hungry” as an American. One small to medium meal a day until I was old enough to work: 14, then I had one big meal everyday. But the funny thing is I still eat only one meal a day. Maybe two if my wife forces me.

According to the U.N. I’d probably be considered “hungry” today.


15 posted on 10/14/2009 4:36:26 PM PDT by NotSoModerate (Obama's spin isn't ordinary, it's roller coaster ride after a few beers spin.)
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To: GeronL

depopulation

hitler and mao and stalin dabbled at that.


16 posted on 10/14/2009 4:36:59 PM PDT by NormsRevenge (Semper Fi ... Godspeed .. Monthly Donor Onboard)
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To: MaxMax

Have you seen the latest out of Zimbabwe.. total waste of resources, despotism raised to an artform.

why is africa suffering? after all the billions. why indeed?

mineral and oil rich .. squandered for tinpot pop-up progressive puppets in afrikan garb


17 posted on 10/14/2009 4:38:46 PM PDT by NormsRevenge (Semper Fi ... Godspeed .. Monthly Donor Onboard)
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To: dfwgator
Someone call Bono! We have an opportunity emergency on our hands!
18 posted on 10/14/2009 4:39:27 PM PDT by SaveTheChief (Obama lied, America died.)
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To: cripplecreek
Sounds to me like the UN is admitting to being a massive failure.

Yes, and they are just like every other socialist promoting organizations like the DNC, they place blame and it's ALWAYS placed on someone else for their own failures.

GWB is the default blame however that is dissipating with time.

19 posted on 10/14/2009 4:42:29 PM PDT by EGPWS (Trust in God, question everyone else)
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To: NormsRevenge

Burning food (via biofuels) causes food price increases and hunger. The UN encourages food burning.


20 posted on 10/14/2009 4:44:13 PM PDT by mombi
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To: NormsRevenge
UN: Record 1 billion go hungry

UN Record : 1 billion go hungry

There...fixed the headline.

21 posted on 10/14/2009 4:45:24 PM PDT by Don Corleone ("Oil the gun..eat the cannolis. Take it to the Mattress.")
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To: EGPWS

After 64 years of this type of failure, it is time to put the bunch at the UN on the unemployed list and send them packing.


22 posted on 10/14/2009 4:47:00 PM PDT by Wooly
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To: dfwgator

Nope....I’m not spending one penny on any of this.

Let them fight to get rid of the authoritarian despots who rule these third world crap-holes. If they want guns and ammo, we can talk, but no more “ humanitarian aid”, which inevitable gets diverted to the despots military and their private accounts in Zurich.


23 posted on 10/14/2009 4:49:44 PM PDT by Ouderkirk (Democrats: the party of Slavery, Segregation, Sodomy and Sedition)
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To: cripplecreek

“Sounds to me like the UN is admitting to being a massive failure.”

No, it’s because of the private ownership of firearms in the U.S...we should send even more aid rather than spend money on firearms and ammunition...’cause if they are failing, it might mean they are wrong on their position in opposition to our freedom too.

Take our freedom away along with even more of our money and starving people will still proliferate. Maybe we should slip contraceptive hormones into the food we send, like PETA and the likes want us to do with our deer population rather than shoot and eat...or is that a politically incorrect joke?


24 posted on 10/14/2009 4:49:47 PM PDT by Blue Collar Christian (><BCC>NRA)
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To: NormsRevenge
I wish more people in this country went hungry


25 posted on 10/14/2009 4:57:48 PM PDT by montag813 (During times of universal deceit, telling the truth becomes a revolutionary act. -George Orwell)
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To: Wooly
After 64 years of this type of failure, it is time to put the bunch at the UN on the unemployed list and send them packing.

Not as long as there is an ounce of self promoting political gain to be had by a single politician in Washington will that ever come about.

Only a true devotion for the American way by elected lawmakers will make this scenario come about.

26 posted on 10/14/2009 4:58:39 PM PDT by EGPWS (Trust in God, question everyone else)
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To: NormsRevenge
"A record 1 billion people worldwide are hungry and a new report says the number will increase if governments do not spend more on agriculture."

Well, if the business-government gangs would allow us to build on our own properties and grow food, there wouldn't be a problem with hunger. But they keep passing laws against the property rights of working class people.


27 posted on 10/14/2009 4:58:49 PM PDT by familyop (cbt. engr. (cbt), NG, '89-' 96, Duncan Hunter or no-vote)
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To: NormsRevenge

Not to worry. I just sent them a peanut butter and jelly sammich.


28 posted on 10/14/2009 5:00:00 PM PDT by MARTIAL MONK
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To: NormsRevenge
UN: Record 1 billion go hungry

But as a percentage of the world's population and in comparison to what the lot has been of much of the world's population throughout human history, the world is better off than it ever was (and if the environmentalist genocide movement had not gotten DDT banned it would have been even better). Of course, after Algore's minions are finished with it, the world is going to be one sorry place.
29 posted on 10/14/2009 5:04:45 PM PDT by aruanan
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To: montag813
"I wish more people in this country went hungry"

Yeah, that's what most of the Malthusians want along with telling them to eat raw/rotting food, avoid vaccinations, and so on. But whatever you do, don't tell them to get out of those service slavery jobs and welfare to move their monstrous behinds around a little.

Intensive exercise regulates appetites to healthier levels. Staying in their marriages, avoiding television, and helping their families to build homes would help much.


30 posted on 10/14/2009 5:07:08 PM PDT by familyop (cbt. engr. (cbt), NG, '89-' 96, Duncan Hunter or no-vote)
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To: NormsRevenge

If the thus in charge of the countries would let the food in instead of selling the food to buy guns and stick the money in swiss accounts the pople would have food to eat. It is the thug leaderships of these countries.


31 posted on 10/14/2009 5:09:13 PM PDT by guitarplayer1953 (Romak 7.62X54MM, AK47 7.62X39MM, LARGO 9X23MM, HAPINESS IS A WARM GUN BANG BANG YEA YEA)
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To: dfwgator

No, they need their European colonists back to straighten matters out. Not much famine or mass slaughter took place then.


32 posted on 10/14/2009 5:12:58 PM PDT by 353FMG (Save the Planet -- Erase Socialism)
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To: NormsRevenge
Damned if we do, damned if we don't. Imagine if we stopped sending money to Africa?,
they would accuse us of Genocide. Of course that's just a straw-man argument
but not far from what would actually happen.
33 posted on 10/14/2009 5:20:35 PM PDT by MaxMax (Obama can't play in the Olympic reindeer games)
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To: dfwgator

Gee, and look who’s running those countries. There’s plenty of land and food to go around. It’s Godless societies, corruption, ignorance and greed that causes people to live in poverty and starve.


34 posted on 10/14/2009 5:22:59 PM PDT by MsLady (If you died tonight, where would you go? Salvation, don't leave earth without it!)
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To: dfwgator

Isn’t Kenya the country that has been killing and throwing white farmers off there land and then confiscating the farms?


35 posted on 10/14/2009 5:24:46 PM PDT by MsLady (If you died tonight, where would you go? Salvation, don't leave earth without it!)
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To: NormsRevenge
A record 1 billion people worldwide are hungry and a new report says the number will increase if governments do not spend more on agriculture abandon their idiotic socialist economies and allow free-market capitalism to flourish.

That makes more sense.

36 posted on 10/14/2009 5:39:46 PM PDT by rfp1234
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To: NormsRevenge

Boo HOO. That is why my Mom always told me that folks were starving in China when I didn’t eat my canned spinach.


37 posted on 10/14/2009 5:41:16 PM PDT by dforest (Who is the real Jim Thompson? I am.)
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To: MsLady
Isn’t Kenya the country that has been killing and throwing white farmers off there land and then confiscating the farms?

No, at least not recently. It's Zimbabwe, under the marxist dictator Robert Mmugabe.

38 posted on 10/14/2009 5:42:01 PM PDT by rfp1234
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To: indylindy
Boo HOO. That is why my Mom always told me that folks were starving in China when I didn’t eat my canned spinach.

http://www.azlyrics.com/lyrics/weirdalyankovic/eatit.html

39 posted on 10/14/2009 5:44:17 PM PDT by rfp1234
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To: montag813

I thank God every day that I live in the greatest country in the history of the planet Earth....

Our biggest problem is that the poor have too much to eat. They suffer from obesity and their kids are traumatized so they suffer from anorexia.

A problem people in other parts of the world would love to have.

The evil corporate greedy bastards at McDonalds and Burger King who gave Americans cheap fast food because it was what they wanted should be rounded up before a Congressional hearing.

McSludge and Burger Thing and their PR folks will offer free food but the utopian leftist libs will turn it down. No nutritional value to the fries.

Afterwards, those same congress critters and social engineers will be mugged and pistol whipped by some hungry Ethiopians for their Big Mac.

What a great country America is! I love this country!!!!!


40 posted on 10/14/2009 5:47:53 PM PDT by Eric Blair 2084 (Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms shouldn't be a federal agency...it should be a convenience store.)
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To: NormsRevenge

Their leaders should be hanged.


41 posted on 10/14/2009 5:49:09 PM PDT by Chickensoup (Angry about where our country is going with the current regime at the helm.)
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To: NormsRevenge

Cool!!!!!!!!!!!

Better them than me!!!!!!!!!

Now if the eco-nazi’s would let the water flow in central kalifornica, we could feed them.

Sorry, but the libs have spoken and you don’t get any. Besides, you cost to much for healthcare anyway.


42 posted on 10/14/2009 5:55:00 PM PDT by US_MilitaryRules (Become a monthly donor or FR won't be here for you!)
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To: indylindy
That is why my Mom always told me that folks were starving in China when I didn’t eat my canned spinach.

To which I'm sure reply was, "Well them send this to them."

43 posted on 10/14/2009 5:55:46 PM PDT by dfwgator
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To: NormsRevenge

minorities and women affected the most


44 posted on 10/14/2009 5:57:21 PM PDT by GreyFriar (Spearhead - 3rd Armored Division 75-78 & 83-87)
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To: Blue Collar Christian

OK, so how much guilt and finger-pointing will the UN do now..oh wait, it’s Bush’s fault.


45 posted on 10/14/2009 5:57:52 PM PDT by max americana (i)
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To: NormsRevenge
Reminds me of "will Bush commit to ending hunger".

Hunger is a key motivating force behind human advancement.

I do some of my best work when I'm hungry. Hunger is a real force for change.

How about we end thirst too? And maybe sexual desire?

Then we'll be at one with the freaking cosmos perhaps?

Damn UN eastern religionists.
46 posted on 10/14/2009 10:53:22 PM PDT by chuck_the_tv_out ( <<< click my name: now featuring Freeper classifieds)
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To: NormsRevenge

Just to echo Sam Kinison, “Move where the food IS!! Ohh!!


47 posted on 10/14/2009 11:16:07 PM PDT by Soothesayer9
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To: NormsRevenge

Someone call Bono.


48 posted on 10/15/2009 1:31:05 AM PDT by cranked
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To: NormsRevenge

Depopulation in the works.


49 posted on 10/15/2009 3:36:18 AM PDT by myknowledge (F-22 Raptor: World's Largest Distributor of Sukhoi parts!)
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To: MaxMax

Let the Chinese do what they want with Africa. After all, they’re the new colonizers of the third-world black hole.


50 posted on 10/15/2009 3:43:18 AM PDT by myknowledge (F-22 Raptor: World's Largest Distributor of Sukhoi parts!)
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