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For Some Ohioans, Even Meat Is Out Of Reach ['What's Going To Happen To Us?' ..........]
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Posted on 07/18/2008 11:44:51 AM PDT by Sub-Driver

For Some Ohioans, Even Meat Is Out Of Reach

by Yuki Noguchi

All Things Considered, July 17, 2008 · A generation ago, the livelihood of Gloria Nunez's family was built on cars.

Her father worked at General Motors for 45 years before retiring. Her mother taught driver's education. Nunez and her six siblings grew up middle class.

Things have changed considerably for this Ohio family.

Nunez's van broke down last fall. Now, her 19-year-old daughter has no reliable transportation out of their subsidized housing complex in Fostoria, 40 miles south of Toledo, to look for a job.

Nunez and most of her siblings and their spouses are unemployed and rely on government assistance and food stamps. Some have part-time jobs, but working is made more difficult with no car or public transportation.

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TOPICS: Culture/Society; News/Current Events; US: Ohio
KEYWORDS: learnedhelplessness; obesity; stupidlazyignorant; therealobamagirls; welfare
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To: Biblebelter
>Pictures do not lie. Walker Evans photographed the starving and drawn faces that resulted from both the dust bowl and the Great Depession. If the leftist MSM propaganda is looking for poster children for ecomomic hard times, they gonna have to keep on looking.<

Your post reminded me of Dorothea Lange's famous image of a migrant woman. Here's actual American poverty:


151 posted on 07/18/2008 3:40:22 PM PDT by Darnright (A penny saved is a government oversight)
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To: Clemenza
Veggies are NOT pricey. I can buy carrots for $1.90 a bunch, get five ears of corn at the local farmer's market for $1.50. Asparagus can get pricey, but even it is a relative bargain at $4.99.

I do agree, but most people don't know how to shop anymore. They buy the things that fill them up and skip fresh ingredients.

I'm canning and freezing my world now days and I *love* the farmer's market! I'm offering my FRG ladies in canning and freezing and so far, nobody's taken me up on that yet. People just plain don't know how to shop and cook anymore and they go for the easy meal.

I'm not saying that these folks have an excuse, I'm just saying that it's not as cheap as the grains.

But I'm sure these two aren't eating cornmeal with butter. (That would cost next to nothing.) They're probably hitting the Hostess harder than anyone should.

152 posted on 07/18/2008 3:43:47 PM PDT by Marie (Why is it that some people believe everything that happens is the will of G-d - except Israel?)
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To: Little Ray
There's nothing as beautiful as quart jars filled with *food*!

The kids and I are butchering our first steer this fall. I can't wait! :-)

153 posted on 07/18/2008 3:45:34 PM PDT by Marie (Why is it that some people believe everything that happens is the will of G-d - except Israel?)
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To: andy58-in-nh

Now THAT’S funny!


154 posted on 07/18/2008 3:46:53 PM PDT by JennysCool
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To: mylife
I could feed 10 people good on 10 bucks if I had to

Please share! (I'm always looking for tips!)

The kids and I are canning and putting up our own meat. I'm making a shopping list for Sam's Club in September and I'd appreciate any tips you have.

155 posted on 07/18/2008 3:47:55 PM PDT by Marie (Why is it that some people believe everything that happens is the will of G-d - except Israel?)
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To: CSM
Dave Ramsey, please pick up the white courtesy phone.Love Dave! :-)
156 posted on 07/18/2008 3:48:29 PM PDT by Marie (Why is it that some people believe everything that happens is the will of G-d - except Israel?)
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To: Darnright

Thanks for the post. With video, the photojournalism of still photography has become a lost art. Color can be so distracting. That picture gets to the heart of the matter and tells us so much. But the genius of that picture is that it expresses the misery of their circumstance, yet it captures both the dignity and humanity of the subjects, and in no way is it demeaning or degrading to the subjects.


157 posted on 07/18/2008 3:49:22 PM PDT by Biblebelter
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To: Marie

Its called soup and bread


158 posted on 07/18/2008 3:53:49 PM PDT by mylife (The Roar Of The Masses Could Be Farts)
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To: Marie

159 posted on 07/18/2008 3:55:33 PM PDT by mylife (The Roar Of The Masses Could Be Farts)
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To: Biblebelter

>But the genius of that picture is that it expresses the misery of their circumstance, yet it captures both the dignity and humanity of the subjects, and in no way is it demeaning or degrading to the subjects.<

Well said. And, looking at that mother, old beyond her years, you can see what the years of hard work had done to her. That photo is one of the most powerful taken during the Dust Bowl era.

It’s hard to have much sympathy for an obese person who could not even take advantage of a free high school education, much less hold down a paying job.


160 posted on 07/18/2008 4:04:13 PM PDT by Darnright (A penny saved is a government oversight)
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To: Little Ray
Dunno. I can do good things with milk, eggs, rice, and beans...

That's my point. If you restricted food stamps to staples only they would complain regardless of the fact that it would be better for them and taste good too.

161 posted on 07/18/2008 4:04:54 PM PDT by Soliton (Investigate, study, learn, then express an opinion)
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To: Sub-Driver
Nunez and most of her siblings and their spouses are unemployed and rely on government assistance and food stamps. Some have part-time jobs, but working is made more difficult with no car or public transportation.

No, working is more dificult when you are a pile of lard that cannot reliably lift even 25 pounds for 8 hours.

These parasites could use some starvation.


162 posted on 07/18/2008 4:09:31 PM PDT by Centurion2000 (A citizen using a weapon to shoot a criminal is the ultimate act of independence from government.)
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To: Dianna

See my post #152. I’m offering classes in food preparation and I’ve got no takers. Heck, I’m offering to carpool with them to the farmer’s market and they won’t come.

Right now I’ve got $100 in groceries sitting here from a local church for two wives who “couldn’t afford food”. It’s been a week and they haven’t showed up to pick it up. They were supposed to come to pick it up today. (It was their third appointment to do so.) What was their excuse this time?

Because they had to go *shopping*!!!


163 posted on 07/18/2008 4:13:46 PM PDT by Marie (ANT: "The grasshoppers can screw themselves.")
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To: Marie

When you slaughter that cow save them bones and roast them then use em for soup stock.


164 posted on 07/18/2008 4:32:35 PM PDT by mylife (The Roar Of The Masses Could Be Farts)
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To: mylife
Don't worry! I'm cutting the bones into pot-sized lengths. Any meat that's not fit for human consumption will go into pet food. Heck, we're even having the hide tanned.

We eat every part of the buffalo in *our* house! lol!

165 posted on 07/18/2008 4:36:50 PM PDT by Marie (ANT: "The grasshoppers can screw themselves.")
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To: Marie

There ya go. :)


166 posted on 07/18/2008 4:37:58 PM PDT by mylife (The Roar Of The Masses Could Be Farts)
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To: the_devils_advocate_666
I see they could afford earrings, tattoos and fancy sunglasses.

Boo freaking who.

They already live on food stamps, subsidized housing and who knows how much else government handouts. I think I'll save my sympathy for people who actually deserve it.

167 posted on 07/18/2008 4:49:00 PM PDT by kcvl
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To: Sub-Driver
They could clean houses but first they would have to lose some weight in order to be able to do the job. I doubt they are interested in doing either of those things though. They just want more handouts and sympathy. Instead of getting their pictures taken and complaining maybe they could put more effort into looking for a job or moving where there are jobs!
168 posted on 07/18/2008 4:56:10 PM PDT by kcvl
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To: Sub-Driver

Wow, they already have enough meat in their combined panniculi to feed a family of six for several months.


169 posted on 07/18/2008 7:47:42 PM PDT by amishman
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To: petercooper

you know the saying- “cameras add 10 lbs.”....

So just how many cameras were pointed at these two???


170 posted on 07/18/2008 9:55:32 PM PDT by Strzelec
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To: Sub-Driver

Oh my God!

I honestly thought this was a joke.


171 posted on 07/18/2008 10:05:21 PM PDT by Scarchin (Romney for VEEP)
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To: Centurion2000
No, working is more dificult when you are a pile of lard that cannot reliably lift even 25 pounds for 8 hours.

Meeting your your 200 hour-pound work requirement would only take the pair of them them 20 minutes.

172 posted on 07/18/2008 10:42:40 PM PDT by CGTRWK
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To: kalee
She ws 23 when she had the accident. How old is the daughter? If she was born after the accident..... Too depressed to work, but not too depressed to _____.

The junior whale is 19, born when the mother was roughly 21.

The senior whale was 23 when she was supposedly traumatized and left unable to work - and had never worked prior to the accident either.

The face of the modern Democratic Party.

173 posted on 07/18/2008 10:47:24 PM PDT by CGTRWK
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To: Marie

Can I have the hangers?


174 posted on 07/19/2008 4:58:03 AM PDT by doodad
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To: 88keys

Starving in Ohio ping.
Hi cuz!


175 posted on 07/19/2008 5:42:50 AM PDT by mollynme (cogito, ergo freepum)
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To: andy58-in-nh
".....She says a car accident 17 years ago left her depressed and disabled,...."

My military service, 35 years ago, left me depressed and 30% disabled and I have always worked!!


176 posted on 07/19/2008 10:00:58 AM PDT by Islander7 ("Show me an honest politician and I will show you a case of mistaken identity.")
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To: doodad
Can I have the hangers?

???

177 posted on 07/19/2008 10:33:03 AM PDT by Marie (ANT: "The grasshoppers can screw themselves.")
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To: Marie

Hanger steaks. Just joking as there is only one per cow. Make sure you get it and cook it bistro style with frites. MMMMMMM.


178 posted on 07/19/2008 11:45:31 AM PDT by doodad
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To: Sub-Driver

NPR....it’s all about the irony.


179 posted on 07/19/2008 6:43:39 PM PDT by clintonh8r (Fire mission!)
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To: tgslTakoma

>I know I’ll be called a hater for this... but from your “blowup” of the photo, it looks to me like daughter has a tattoo on her right forearm/wrist area.<

Amazing you were able to look at the picture long enough to notice a tattoo.

If I had done so, this reply would have been written on a Braille writer.


180 posted on 07/19/2008 7:26:12 PM PDT by Moltke (Generally silent)
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To: mylife

I’ve read that ‘Female’(and Lemonjello) newborn baby name in more urban legend debunking than I can shake a stick at!


181 posted on 07/19/2008 7:42:59 PM PDT by ktscarlett66 (Face it girls....I'm older and I have more insurance....)
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To: jacquej

I don’t think the supermarkets can or should, but I think that taking food budgeting, healthy lowcost cooking, and meal planning and preparation should be a requirement before getting foodstamps. You shouldn’t be eligible until you have a better idea of how to use them.


182 posted on 07/19/2008 7:46:55 PM PDT by ktscarlett66 (Face it girls....I'm older and I have more insurance....)
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To: Marie

His ministry is a true blessing and I am very glad that God brought him into my life. I will be calling him on a Friday next July for the big scream! It will be one of the happiest days of my life.


183 posted on 07/21/2008 4:29:29 AM PDT by CSM (Hey if a small tax increase didn't work, a bigger tax increase should not work even BETTER!)
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To: Scarchin

Same here. I double checked the URL to make sure it wasn’t scrappleface.


184 posted on 07/21/2008 8:02:21 AM PDT by new cruelty (don't believe the hype)
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To: Centurion2000

185 posted on 07/21/2008 2:26:15 PM PDT by Macaw
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To: acoulterfan
How do they do it?

Your tax dollars at work!

186 posted on 07/21/2008 2:35:04 PM PDT by kcvl
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To: tgslTakoma
it looks to me like daughter has a tattoo on her right forearm/wrist area

And a tattoo is not exactly cheap. Check out the mother's nice earrings and sunglasses also.

187 posted on 07/21/2008 2:53:42 PM PDT by kcvl
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To: Macaw

Yuki Noguchi

You can contact Yuki Noguchi (person who wrote this crap) at NPR here:

Email contact here

Noguchi covers technology and has been with The Washington Post since 1999

188 posted on 07/21/2008 3:04:26 PM PDT by kcvl
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To: Paved Paradise

Well, Paved Paradise, since your friend seems to have a problem with eating, let’s enact a law making it illegal for restuarants to serve obese people. Hey, it worked in our state for smoking, and we have to be consistent.


189 posted on 07/27/2008 6:28:22 AM PDT by GOP_Lady
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To: Paved Paradise
Oh, by the way, hubby and I just returned from Vegas where he was actually allowed to enjoy a cigar with his adult beverage with other like-minded adults — you know, what you can't do here in our state — not one single place. Our money goes to Vegas, not to the nanny state of Ohio. Think about it.
190 posted on 07/27/2008 6:30:08 AM PDT by GOP_Lady
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To: Sub-Driver

Rush’s take on it:

http://www.rushlimbaugh.com/home/daily/site_072408/content/01125109.member.html

BEGIN TRANSCRIPT

RUSH: I didn’t mention this when this happened, folks, and many of you are going to think that this is harsh and callous. There was an NPR story out of Ohio about a poor family that because of the status of the U.S. economy, could no longer afford to eat meat. Did you see that story? They could not. It was a mother and daughter. You couldn’t tell which was which in the picture. Honest to God, folks, you could not tell which was which. This tag team had 800 pounds. That was not mentioned anywhere in the story, but the picture, you couldn’t miss this. So we have NPR dutifully reporting the squalid conditions, the poverty-level conditions. These poor Ohioans have to work in the only place that they can possibly get a job is within walking distance. I forget what the company is, but the company’s getting ready to move. And it was just one of the biggest sob stories I have ever read and it was all great detail here. I read this, and my mouth is hanging open. I’m looking at the accompanying pictures, my mouth is hanging open. I cannot believe I’m reading this. I’m just going, “Damn, how does this story even get written?” At least if somebody at NPR was thinking, “Don’t publish these pictures...” My friends, I kid you not. You are looking at combined tonnage here of 800 pounds, this mother and daughter in the story about how they couldn’t afford meat. They can afford something. I think, folks, a lot of it is probably delivered.

BREAK TRANSCRIPT

RUSH: It was NPR that did the story on the mother and daughter in Ohio who can’t afford meat. It was on All Things Considered. The headline here is, “For Some Ohioans, Even Meat Is Out Of Reach — A generation ago, the livelihood of Gloria Nunez’s family was built on cars. Her father worked at General Motors for 45 years ... Nunez and her six siblings grew up middle class. Things have changed considerably for this Ohio family. Nunez’s van broke down last fall. Now, her 19-year-old daughter has no reliable transportation out of their subsidized housing complex in Fostoria, 40 miles south of Toledo... “

Now, that’s all you need to know. Now, for those of you watching on the Dittocam, I’m going to attempt to zoom in so that you can see the picture of the subjects of this sob story. Keep in mind now: “For Some Ohioans, Even Meat Is Out Of Reach.” This is a terribly sad story. Let’s see. I’m trying to do this at the same time. All right, there we go. Do you see that? Let me straighten it out here. I’m giving the people watching on the Dittocam a chance to see this. That’s the lovely mother and daughter family no longer able to afford meat. Well, you can’t tell which one’s the mother and which one’s the daughter.

That’s what I was saying. You just can’t. Now, I don’t know. When I saw this, I said, “How in the world do you take this seriously?” Now, I realize this is a tease for those of you that aren’t able to see the program on the Dittocam, but that means you should sign up. You should become a subscriber. You can watch the program here every day at www.RushLimbaugh.com. Yeah. Here, okay. People want to see it one more time. I’m going to throw it up there one more time. Here we go. Is that focused? Is it focused? Okay, good. That’s the Nunez family after the van broke down. You see what I mean about this? They’re getting something to eat, and somebody has to be delivering it to them.

END TRANSCRIPT


191 posted on 07/27/2008 6:45:11 AM PDT by GOP_Lady
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To: Sub-Driver
The Nunez Family Budget

My opinion, but it looks like much hasn't changed all too much for this family. I've never spent much on "muchies" at the grocery store. I think times aren't as difficult for most people as most people think. We may be in a slowdown, but we're not in a recession.

192 posted on 07/27/2008 7:43:01 AM PDT by GOP_Lady
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To: Islander7

Thank you for your great service to us and our country. :-)


193 posted on 07/27/2008 12:43:44 PM PDT by GOP_Lady
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To: CSM

I will be watching the television and listening for your scream. Great job! Congratulations to you and yours. :-)


194 posted on 07/27/2008 12:46:56 PM PDT by GOP_Lady
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To: GOP_Lady

Huh? What did I so?


195 posted on 07/27/2008 1:19:54 PM PDT by Islander7 ("Show me an honest politician and I will show you a case of mistaken identity.")
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To: Islander7
Here's what you posted... :-)

"My military service, 35 years ago..."

Again, thank you for your service.

196 posted on 07/27/2008 1:23:03 PM PDT by GOP_Lady
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To: GOP_Lady

Oh, no big deal, just doing my part.


197 posted on 07/27/2008 1:30:43 PM PDT by Islander7 ("Show me an honest politician and I will show you a case of mistaken identity.")
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To: GOP_Lady

What a shock; you’re a gambler too. How vulgar.


198 posted on 07/27/2008 3:08:43 PM PDT by Paved Paradise
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To: Paved Paradise

Well, eat your little heart out, PP, because my rooms, meals and champagne with strawberries were FREE. I won $700 and played on the casino’s money. I also received a lot of hugs from some of the slot attendants, their manager, and a few cocktail waitresses. I have a part-time job that I use to play slots (I’m sure you don’t have a problem with that).

Some of the nicest people that I’ve met were in casinos. And that’s because they’re happy because they’re not being told what they can and cannot do. I met this very nice couple from Cincinnati on this trip. The lady actually gave me a couple of band-aids to place in my shoes. I let her use my cell phone to locate her adult son. May I suggest that you go to a casino and see for yourself before you judge people and start dictating to people what they can and cannot do.

Oh, by the way, when I go to Pennsylvania to play slots, hubby and I make sure to gas up in Pennsylvania and buy anything else we need in Pennsylvania. We make sure that the nanny state of Ohio receives no tax dollars from us on that trip. Again, think about it.


199 posted on 07/27/2008 5:03:38 PM PDT by GOP_Lady
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To: Sub-Driver

I cannot believe the Pork Patrol is still around this week. I thought they had already starved to death.


200 posted on 07/27/2008 5:05:31 PM PDT by dforest (I had almost forgotten that McCain is the nominee. Too bad I was reminded.)
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