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  • Millions of American teens are at risk of starving, and some are trading sex for food

    09/14/2016 10:34:56 AM PDT · by DCBryan1 · 109 replies
    circa.com ^ | 14 SEP 16 | circa news
    Millions of American teenagers are at risk of running out of food or don't have access to affordable, healthy food. Some of them are so desperate, they're selling their bodies and committing crimes to go to jail to ensure regular meals, according to an Urban Institute study. Breaking down the numbers The study found at least 6.8 million people were "food insecure," meaning they didn't have reliable access to affordable, healthy food. Another 4 million were in "marginally food secure" households, where the "threat of running out of food is real." All of the 10 communities surveyed in focus groups...
  • Hungary's armoured vehicles sent to the border after Croatia sends bus-loads of refugees

    09/19/2015 9:01:44 PM PDT · by Enlightened1 · 11 replies
    The Mirror ^ | 09/19/15 | Russell Myers
    <p>It was like a scene from an army homecoming. Yet it was a show of military might from a country unable to deal with Europe’s worsening migrants crisis.</p> <p>I witnessed a convoy of tanks and armoured vehicles transporting several hundred soldiers waved and cheered on by locals in Hungary today.</p>
  • Wave of...migrants board trains toward EU as Hungary builds razor wire fence to keep them out

    08/24/2015 5:17:12 PM PDT · by BenLurkin · 13 replies
    vancouversun.com ^ | Dusan Stojanovic, The Associated Press
    On Sunday, the migrants — many with children and babies — orderly boarded trains and buses that took them to the border with Serbia before heading farther north toward EU-member Hungary, which is building a razor wire fence on its frontier to prevent them from entering. If they manage to enter Hungary, the migrants could travel freely across the borders of most of the 28 EU-member states. The more than 5,000 migrants who reached Serbia overnight faced an overcrowded refugee centre where they have to apply for asylum — the paper that allows them three days to reach Hungary. State...
  • Indiana school district loses $300K because students refuse to buy first lady’s healthy meals

    07/12/2013 4:43:54 AM PDT · by Paul46360 · 38 replies
    “I’ve had a lot of complaints, especially with the little guys,” Linda Wireman, a food service director for North White School Corp., told JCOnline. “They get a three-quarters cup of vegetables, but if it’s something they don’t like, it goes down the garbage disposal. So there are a lot of complaints they’re going home hungry.”
  • Scientists Find Cannibalism at American Settlement (Jamestown, VA)

    05/02/2013 6:50:53 PM PDT · by DogByte6RER · 12 replies
    U-T San Diego ^ | May 1, 2013 | Brett Zongker
    Scientists find cannibalism at American settlement WASHINGTON — Scientists say they have found the first solid archaeological evidence that some of the earliest American colonists survived harsh conditions by resorting to cannibalism. On Wednesday, the Smithsonian's National Museum of Natural History and archaeologists from Jamestown announced the discovery of the bones of a 14-year-old girl with clear signs that she was cannibalized. The human remains date back to the deadly winter of 1609-1610, known as the "starving time" in Jamestown, when hundreds of colonists died. Scientists have said the settlers arrived from England during the worst drought in 800 years....
  • We're hungry! Students revolt over Michelle Obama's 850-calorie school meals with online video

    09/25/2012 5:04:48 PM PDT · by Teflonic · 53 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 9/24/12 | Daily Mail Reporter
    New rules on school meals inspired by Michelle Obama were intended to wipe out hunger and malnutrition among American students - but some are complaining they have had the opposite effect. High schools are now forbidden from giving pupils more than 850 calories for their lunch - even if they are fast-growing teenagers or even student athletes. One enterprising group of adolescents channelled their anger at the policy into a parody YouTube video promoting their cause entitled 'We Are Hungry'. The new restrictions were mandated by the Healthy, Hunger-Free Kids Act of 2010, signed into law during the lame-duck period...
  • You’d Be Broke, Hungry and Living On The Street If You Did This

    01/07/2012 3:50:52 AM PST · by upbeat5 · 4 replies
    SHTFplan.com ^ | January 4, 2012 | Mac Slavo
    For the average American the thought of borrowing money for a bailout is simply not an option, either because they understand the dangers of debt being used to cover debt or they don’t qualify for the loans in today’s economic climate. For our federal government, as ridiculous as the concept sounds, it is the only option. If you operated this way, you’d be broke, hungry and living on the street:
  • Waiting for midnight, hungry families on food stamps give Walmart 'enormous spike'

    11/28/2011 1:37:21 PM PST · by Nachum · 73 replies · 1+ views
    MSNBC ^ | 11/28/11 | Jessica Hooper
    At the stroke of midnight, a growing number of Americans are lining up at Walmart not to cash in on a holiday sale, but because they’re hungry. The increasing number of Americans relying on food stamps to survive the sluggish economic recovery has changed the way the largest retailer in the United States does business. Carol Johnston, Walmart’s senior vice president of store development, said that store managers have seen an “enormous spike” in the number of consumers shopping at midnight on the first of the month. That’s typically when those receiving federal food assistance have their accounts refilled each
  • Fun charity site. Learn vocab or languages and donate rice for the hungry.

    10/18/2011 6:17:04 PM PDT · by Winstons Julia · 23 replies
    Free Rice ^ | 10/18/11 | Free Rice
    I like to brush up on vocab and also feel like a do-gooder.
  • December 4 is Farmers and Hunters Feeding the Hungry Day in Ohio

    12/03/2010 6:03:36 AM PST · by marktwain · 4 replies
    Buckey Firearms Association ^ | 30 November, 2010 | cbaus
    Last year, more than 116,750 pounds of venison donated to Ohioans in need With the opening day of Ohio's deer-gun season on November 29, hunters are reminded that donating a deer is free at meat processors participating in the Farmers and Hunters Feeding the Hungry (FHFH) venison donation program. Although venison donations are accepted any day during the deer hunting season, September 25 – February 6, 2011; Saturday, December 4 has been designated as FHFH Day. Participating meat processors can be found by visiting the FHFH Web site at www.fhfh.org. Last year, hunters showed they cared by donating nearly 116,750...
  • The real reasons why one billion go hungry: wind farms, biofuels, sustainability…

    09/15/2010 10:22:27 AM PDT · by wheresmyusa · 8 replies
    Telegraph.co.uk ^ | 9/15/201 | James Delingpole
    Given the increased importance of biofuels and the new linkages between agricultural and energy markets, increased cereal yields, if achieved, may not necessarily continue to lead to lower cereal prices. Because the world energy market is so much larger than the world grain market, grain prices may be determined by oil prices in the energy market as opposed to being determined by grain supply.Thus, higher priced energy means more hungry people. Yes, it really is that simple. But not so simple, unfortunately, that people like celebrity lion-impersonator Jeremy Irons can understand it. Up above, you’ll see a video he made...
  • Food Crisis Doomsday Scenario As Prices To Shoot Through The Roof

    08/31/2010 11:49:11 AM PDT · by blam · 50 replies
    The Market Oracle ^ | 8-31-2010 | Pravda
    Food Crisis Doomsday Scenario As Prices To Shoot Through The Roof Politics / Food Crisis Aug 31, 2010 - 08:52 AM By: Pravda The worst weather on record coupled with the practice of speculation in the commodities markets are set to send food prices skyrocketing, bringing misery and starvation to large swathes of the world’s population. Are we set to see food riots this winter? In the USA, Walmart has already announced a price hike of 5.8% on average for a 31-item basic basket for this Autumn. The long-term rise, however, is far more frightening, with the UNO predicting an...
  • Pit pack mauls boy

    08/26/2010 7:44:02 PM PDT · by Chet 99 · 7 replies
    By NBC News Thursday, August 26, 2010 - 4:47pm An Illinois community is mourning the death of 7-year-old Jason Walter after the boy was viciously attacked by four dogs Wednesday. Walter, his brother and mother were visiting Eric Shanklin at his rural home in Marshall County where the incident took place. According to Marshall County Sheriff Rob Russell the 7-year-old was mauled by three pit-bulls and a mixed-breed in Shanklin's driveway early Wednesday morning. Family members called 911.
  • America. Home of the Hungry

    07/26/2010 10:01:29 AM PDT · by stillafreemind · 28 replies · 1+ views
    Associated Content ^ | July 26th, 2010 | Sherry Tomfeld
    Whether you are a republican or a democrat, black, red or white, you need a job. How many people in Congress took the last pay raise they voted for? Did your representatives? Are they worrying about you and your neighbor having a job? No.
  • Killer hippo shot dead at Munyonyo

    06/07/2010 2:51:55 PM PDT · by Joe 6-pack · 28 replies · 47+ views
    The New Visioin ^ | June 6, 2010 | Gerald Tenywa
    Residents of Kawuku-Gaba sharing the meat of the hippo that was killed on Sunday THE hippo, which has been terrorising residents in the Lake Victoria belt at Munyonyo, has been killed by rangers from the Uganda Wildlife Authority (UWA). UWA’s head ranger Paul Naluma, who camped with a colleague at Bunga village, killed the hippo at 6:30am on Sunday. “It was a response to public outcry and advice from the Inspector General of Police,” Naluma said. The hippo is blamed for the death of two brothers who were fishing on the lake on Friday night. On the same night,...
  • Brown Bag Ministry: Making A Difference One Sandwich At A Time

    12/21/2009 5:33:44 AM PST · by Patriot1259 · 3 replies · 218+ views
    TheCypressTimes.com ^ | 12/20/2009 | Stacey Winder
    It’s simple really: feed the hungry, the homeless, and the forgotten. Matthew 25:35 says, “For I was hungry, and you fed me.” It has always broken my heart to see the people on the street corner holding their “Will work for food” cardboard signs. More times than not, I have given them money. Then I began to think, I could do something more for them. I could do something more practical. I could help feed them. I could be part of the “Give us this day our daily bread” thing. I know many people who say these people may be...
  • Report: More Americans going hungry (But It's Okay)

    11/16/2009 3:55:22 PM PST · by Libloather · 30 replies · 908+ views
    Washington Post ^ | 11/16/09 | Amy Goldstein
    Report: More Americans going hungryBy Amy Goldstein Washington Post Staff Writer Monday, November 16, 2009; 3:14 PM The number of Americans who lack dependable access to adequate food shot up last year to 49 million, the largest number since the government has been keeping track, according to a federal report released Monday that shows particularly steep increases in food scarcity among families with children. In 2008, the report found, nearly 17 million children -- more than one in five across the United States -- were living in households in which food at times ran short, up from slightly more than...
  • UN: Record 1 billion go hungry

    10/14/2009 4:28:39 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 54 replies · 2,230+ views
    AP on Yahoo ^ | 10/14/09 | Tom Malti and Ariel David -ap
    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...
  • Bob Dylan's Christmas Album to Benefit Charity

    08/26/2009 5:45:48 PM PDT · by Mr. Blonde · 26 replies · 841+ views
    ABC ^ | August 26, 2009 | Alex Dobuzinskis
    Rock icon Bob Dylan will sing the old yuletide standards "Winter Wonderland" and "Little Drummer Boy" on his first ever Christmas album, with royalties going to charity, his record label said on Wednesday. Dylan's "Christmas in the Heart" album is due out on October 13, nearly six months after the release of his last studio album, "Together Through Life," which topped the charts. Speculation about the Christmas album began surfacing a few months ago, but were initially met with disbelief by some Dylan aficionados, as the singer was not known to record Christmas songs, and his latest albums have featured...
  • Man who beheaded fellow bus passenger found not guilty

    03/05/2009 8:59:07 PM PST · by Aussie Dasher · 59 replies · 1,562+ views
    Herald Sun | 7 March 2009 | Michel Comte
    A CHINESE man who beheaded and hacked a Canadian bus passenger to pieces has been found not guilty of murder on mental grounds. Vince Weiguang Li, 40, who had been charged with murdering 22-year-old Tim McLean on a Canadian Greyhound bus on July 30, 2008, has been diagnosed with paranoid schizophrenia. Li had repeatedly stabbed Mr McLean, who had been asleep on the seat next to him, sawn off his head, removed his internal organs, pocketed his nose, tongue and an ear, and taunted police and bystanders with the severed head. Police said in court documents Li "appeared to smell,...