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Obama's Hungry Children
am thinker ^ | 8/15/12 | j folks

Posted on 08/15/2012 5:25:47 AM PDT by bestintxas

As a result of the Midwestern drought, global prices for corn and other staple foods have increased dramatically. Corn prices are up by half since May, while soybean prices are up by over a quarter. With the drought only worsening, traders are beginning to talk about something entirely unprecedented: double-digit prices for a bushel of corn. Meanwhile, under the president's environmental mandates, 50% of this year's crop is being burned up to produce ethanol.

When global grain prices rise, it is always the poor who suffer the most. Of course, Americans, who spend an average of 18% of their income on food for home consumption, will be hurt as well. But for the poor in countries like the Democratic Republic of the Congo, India, Bangladesh, Pakistan, and Ethiopia, increased grain prices are a matter of life and death.

In fact, almost one billion people worldwide will go to bed hungry tonight, half of them children. On average, 5 million children die of starvation each year before reaching the age of five. This year, that number will be much higher. For poor children at the margin, a large increase in grain prices is nothing less than a death sentence.

Death by starvation is not a pretty sight. It is the sight of a three-year-old child, sitting on the bare earth, listless, her belly swollen, too exhausted even to swat the flies from her face. There is an empty bowl lying there on the ground next to her, but she pays no attention to it. Even at three years of age, she knows what her future holds in store. She stares out into the distance, completely impassive, hopeless, and resigned. That is what the President's ethanol mandate means for children in the world's poorest countries.

(Excerpt) Read more at americanthinker.com ...


TOPICS: Editorial; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: 2012; envirofascism; ethanol; obama
While the Obama team try to make people believe Republicans will enslave people in chains, there are real people dying around the globe due to Obama and his idiot environmental friends.
1 posted on 08/15/2012 5:25:56 AM PDT by bestintxas
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To: bestintxas

If the poor suffer it is their fault. If they had purchased grain futures as a hedge, the food price rise would be of no real consequence.


2 posted on 08/15/2012 5:33:43 AM PDT by bert ((K.E. N.P. N.C. +12 ..... Present failure and impending death yield irrational action))
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To: bestintxas

So why aren’t these people farming?


3 posted on 08/15/2012 5:39:06 AM PDT by circlecity
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To: bestintxas

And blacks, who support Obama passionately, suffer the most.


4 posted on 08/15/2012 5:41:06 AM PDT by Jerrybob (Truth -- the new hate speech.)
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To: bestintxas

I agree wholeheartedly with the title of this article..

So, lets ask a simple question...

Why is the price of grain rising?

Cost of fuel (regulations and taxes)

Cost of equipment (regulations and taxes)

Cost of compliance with regulations

Cost of additional taxes

Cost for reduction of purchasing power of the dollar

The answer is simple... the government has done it

and the republicans own the house of representatives

fancy that


5 posted on 08/15/2012 5:51:03 AM PDT by joe fonebone (I am the 15%)
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To: bestintxas
... Democratic Republic of the Congo, India, Bangladesh, Pakistan, and Ethiopia...

And which of these countries, and others just like them, don't hate the USA? We are supposed to feel bad that we can't give their poor food while their leaders steal most of the aid and order a new fleet of luxury cars for themselves.

6 posted on 08/15/2012 5:52:40 AM PDT by CPOSharky (zero slogan: Expect less, pay more. (apologies to Target))
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To: bestintxas

More BS crap, E-15 gas (4gal mandated minimum purchase) is due out soon, and that’ll eat-up even more acres of corn and grain. Acres which could and should be going to food production, domestically and for exports. And it’ll ruin hundreds/thousands/millions more engines. Heck, they can just eat some bark and grass, instead, like the NORKS.


7 posted on 08/15/2012 5:54:42 AM PDT by carriage_hill (Harry Reid [PERVERT-NV] has Vickie-the-goat in lingerie & stiletto heels, tied-up in his office.)
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To: circlecity

For decades Americans have shown the world how to grow more food than they can possibly eat.

So much food that they can BURN it to heat their houses, power their carS AND STILL HAVE TOO MUCH GRAIN!

They have rejected our ideas and methods.

There is a price for stubborn stupidity.

LET THE BASTARDS STARVE TO DEATH.


8 posted on 08/15/2012 5:59:20 AM PDT by Balding_Eagle (Liberals, at their core, are aggressive & dangerous to everyone around them,)
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To: Balding_Eagle

Everytime you fill your tank you kill an innocent somewhere in the world. Maybe we should all buy Dolts from nobama, no?


9 posted on 08/15/2012 6:19:02 AM PDT by hal ogen (First Amendment or Reeducation Camp?)
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To: bestintxas
Obama's Hungry Children: When global grain prices rise, it is always the poor who suffer the most.

0bama's motto: "Let 'em eat dog".

10 posted on 08/15/2012 6:19:30 AM PDT by The Sons of Liberty ("Get that evil, foreign, muslim, usurping bastard out of MY White House!" FUBO GTFO!)
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To: Balding_Eagle
An acre of land can yield many times the amount of crops using modern agricultural methods than it can under subsistence farming techniques, through the use of fertilizers, herbicides, pesticides, machinery, irrigation, and improved seeds.

The price of the produced food, however, is necessarily higher. Yes, we can produce more food, but the average Third World peasant does not produce enough value to be able to buy the food he needs to stay alive. Nor can the West afford to subsidize them any longer. We are broke.

11 posted on 08/15/2012 6:20:49 AM PDT by PapaBear3625 (A deep-fried storm is coming, Mr Obama.)
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To: bestintxas

CORRECTION: ‘When global OIL prices rise, it is always the poor who suffer the most.”

Which is WHY grain prices rise.... M O R O N


12 posted on 08/15/2012 6:25:54 AM PDT by SMARTY ("The man who has no inner-life is a slave to his surroundings. "Henri Frederic Amiel)
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To: hal ogen

Did you even read my post?

We showed them how to produce MORE food than they could possibly eat.

They gave us the finger.

F ‘em, and LET THAT BASTARDS STARVE, I WANT TO BURN OUR GRAIN TO WARM MY HOUSE.


13 posted on 08/15/2012 6:28:17 AM PDT by Balding_Eagle (Liberals, at their core, are aggressive & dangerous to everyone around them,)
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To: bestintxas
No Food For Fuel !

Drill Baby Drill

14 posted on 08/15/2012 6:29:08 AM PDT by TexasCajun
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To: bestintxas

Obama has brought us severe drought and the world starvation unlike anything that our world has seen in history. Only when he is out of office will our farmland see rains and only them will the children of Africa fill their bellies as they did prior to Obama seizing office.


15 posted on 08/15/2012 6:36:16 AM PDT by Uncle Slayton
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To: bestintxas

If the poor were the least bit creative, they would find a way to drink ethanol instead of eating .... but wait, ethanol is poison .... possibly a way to reduce the population from 6 billion to 1 billion desired by the progressives.


16 posted on 08/15/2012 6:41:01 AM PDT by RetiredTexasVet (Skittle pooping unicorns are more common than progressives with honor & integrity.)
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To: bestintxas

It does make one wonder what happens to the tons and tons we send overseas?


17 posted on 08/15/2012 6:55:57 AM PDT by Freddd (No PA Engineers)
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To: RetiredTexasVet

> possibly a way to reduce the population from 6 billion to 1 billion desired by the progressives....

Hmmm. I don’t think that they want 3rd World populations to die out.

Just a certain ethnic class...


18 posted on 08/15/2012 6:58:53 AM PDT by bill1952 (Choice is an illusion created between those with power - and those without)
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To: Balding_Eagle

Count me as one that is appalled at your attitude. I’m sorry, but the utterly horrific deaths of innocents, even by the hand and policies of tyrants, is not something to gloat about.
Please...no lectures on what they “deserve.”


19 posted on 08/15/2012 8:14:08 AM PDT by subterfuge (BUILD MORE NUCLEAR POWER PLANTS NOW!!!)
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To: Balding_Eagle

Yes...I read your post. Mine was intentional sarcasm about the general issue.


20 posted on 08/15/2012 8:24:45 AM PDT by hal ogen (First Amendment or Reeducation Camp?)
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To: subterfuge

My family (and friends) was involved first hand in those efforts to teach people in other parts of the world, both by spending a lot of time with them, and a lot of money. I know what I’m talking about. If you want I can go into detail. That’s the extent of my ‘lecture’.

They don’t want to learn.

I want to keep my home warm as cheaply as possible, and if burning our surplus grain will do it, then that’s how it will be.

There is a price for being stupid, I could care less if they choose to starve, just so my home is warm.


21 posted on 08/15/2012 4:27:15 PM PDT by Balding_Eagle (Liberals, at their core, are aggressive & dangerous to everyone around them,)
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To: RetiredTexasVet
ethanol is poison

Really?

I think you're confusing it with methanol.

The Indycars run on ethanol and the fuel supplier has to put in a small percentage of gasoline lest the mechanics swig it on lunch break.

22 posted on 08/15/2012 4:33:23 PM PDT by nascarnation
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To: CPOSharky
And which of these countries, and others just like them, don't hate the USA? We are supposed to feel bad that we can't give their poor food while their leaders steal most of the aid and order a new fleet of luxury cars for themselves.
Indian and Ethiopians don't hate the US. They are essentially allies. Thanks for proving leftists right about the ignorance of populist conservatives.
23 posted on 08/15/2012 7:21:09 PM PDT by rmlew ("Mosques are our barracks, minarets our bayonets, domes our helmets, the believers our soldiers.")
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To: RetiredTexasVet
If the poor were the least bit creative, they would find a way to drink ethanol instead of eating .... but wait, ethanol is poison .... possibly a way to reduce the population from 6 billion to 1 billion desired by the progressives.
Ethanol is a poison in a high enough dose. At a normal dose, it is what gets you drunk. It is the alcohol we can't drink. Do some basic research.
24 posted on 08/15/2012 7:23:39 PM PDT by rmlew ("Mosques are our barracks, minarets our bayonets, domes our helmets, the believers our soldiers.")
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To: rmlew
Please note that this phrase... And which of these countries... is a question. Now do you get it?
25 posted on 08/16/2012 5:23:53 AM PDT by CPOSharky (zero slogan: Expect less, pay more. (apologies to Target))
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