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  • UKRAINE: Released picture of peasant uprisings before the Famine Holodomor

    When Ukraine resisted Soviet attempts at collectivization in the 1920s and '30s, the Soviet Union under Stalin used labor camps, executions, and starvation: Holodomor Released known picture of peasant uprisings before the Famine. Photos electronic archive Ukrainian liberation movement Removing vegetables from the villagers. The village of Novo-Red History of the Security Service of Ukraine in cooperation with the Center for Studies of the liberation movement laid out in free access to a unique picture of the peasant uprising that preceded the Great Famine and Genocide diaries of eyewitnesses. Now you can view and download the electronic archive of the...
  • [Graphic] Dogs kept in cramped cages and slaughtered for meals: The horrors of Vietnam's meat trade

    10/03/2014 4:23:15 AM PDT · by huldah1776 · 27 replies
    Mirror ^ | October 2. 2014 | Nelufar Hedayat
    Reporter Nelufar Hedayat looks at the terrible conditions dogs are forced to live in just to keep the black market in dog meat supplied A shocking new TV documentary will reveal how hundreds pet dogs are being stolen every day in Vietnam for the lucrative dog meat trade. Unreported World shows disturbing evidence of how dogs are stolen, force-fed, kept in cramped cages and slaughtered for meals. Here, reporter Nelufar Hedayat exclusively reveals the horrors she witnessed. The smell of dog and filth permeated the whole room along with frantic, high-pitched barking from the hundreds of dogs crammed into the...
  • Will U.S. Troops Stand By While ISIS Starves Thousands?

    08/07/2014 1:59:36 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 52 replies
    Daily Beast ^ | 08/07/2014 | Jacob Siegel
    The Yazidis, members of an ancient religious sect, fled when the Islamic State overran their homes. Now they’re trapped with no food or water. Will the U.S. step in to help save them? One week is as long as the average person can survive without water. In extreme temperatures, it may be less. So time is running out for the 10,000 to 40,000 Iraqis, mostly religious minorities, who have been trapped for days in barren mountains without food or water. They face a choice: return to their towns captured by ISIS forces and risk being slaughtered or stay in the...
  • JOHNSON: Obesity ‘epidemic’: It’s no big, fat deal

    06/15/2014 7:34:44 PM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 41 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | June 13, 2014 | Drew Johnson
    A British medical journal announced a finding last month that might be the best news in the history of the world: Nearly one out of three people in the world is overweight. Members of the media responded to this thrilling discovery by lamenting the globe’s growing waistline. Pundits rushed to condemn widespread access to inexpensive food. Everyone seemed so excited to attack obesity that no one noticed the report’s incredible story of human achievement and hope. Throughout history, malnutrition and hunger-related health issues have killed more people than any other cause. Over the course of the past half-century, however, the...
  • Rationed Food and Purposeful Starvation

    03/25/2014 10:02:17 PM PDT · by No One Special · 73 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | October 28, 2013 | Dr. Ileana Johnson Paugh
    I remember our daily food always coming from a long, long line at the end of which was a loaf of bread, a liter of milk, a stick of butter, a bottle of murky cooking oil, or a kilo of bones with traces of meat and fat on them. [...] If we wanted to eat, we learned at a very young age that we had to stand in long lines every day, often in bitter cold at 4 a.m. in hopes that the store would not run out of bread or milk by the time we made it to the...
  • 3 children found starving, 1 chained to floor in California home (of lesbian couple)

    03/22/2014 3:35:51 PM PDT · by NYer · 40 replies
    Fox News ^ | March 22, 2014
    <p>SALINAS, Calif. –  Three starving children -- including one who was chained to the floor to prevent her from getting food -- were found last month in the squalid home of a Northern California couple, authorities said.</p> <p>All three -- two boys and a girl -- were taken into protective custody, and one was hospitalized, Monterey County Sheriff Scott Miller said Friday.</p>
  • Cuba: The Holodomor Next Door. Their starvation policy is a crime against humanity.

    02/20/2014 5:40:21 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 31 replies
    National Review ^ | 02/20/2014 | Robert Zubrin
    I just got back from a business trip to Mexico. While there, I met with some Mexicans who had recently traveled to Cuba. What they told me was shocking. The Cuban people are being held on the edge of starvation. According to my Mexican friends, ordinary Cubans are not allowed to eat beef. Instead, what beef there is in Cuba is reserved for the nation’s rulers and for tourists who can pay for it with foreign exchange while staying at the all-inclusive resort hotels. It is in fact illegal to sell beef to a Cuban — not that any...
  • The Minnesota starvation experiment

    01/20/2014 11:12:53 AM PST · by Sawdring · 27 replies
    BBC ^ | 19 January 2014 | Janet Ball
    In 1944, 26-year-old Marshall Sutton was a young idealist who wanted to change the world for the better. As a conscientious objector and Quaker, he refused to fight in the war but he still craved the chance to help his country. "I wanted to identify with the suffering in the world at that time," he says. "I wanted to do something for society. I wanted to put myself in a little danger." That danger came, unexpectedly, in the shape of a small brochure with a picture of children on the front. "Will you starve that they be better fed?" it...
  • Starvation Cannibalism at Jamestown

    01/19/2014 4:03:14 AM PST · by Renfield · 35 replies
    Bones Don't Lie ^ | 5-2-2013 | Katy Myers
    If you’ve read any news in the past day, you’ve seen reports regarding cannibalism in colonial Jamestown. It was known prior that the colonists had undergone a number of starvation years where they were forced to eat foods that they wouldn’t normally. The trash pits from the sites hold the remains of animals who aren’t normally butchered, including horses, cats, dogs, rats and snakes. Burials from this period are not given the complete funerary treatment likely due to the high number of deaths, and the skeletons show evidence of nutritional hardship and early death. The colony was founded in 1607...
  • Jahi McMath: Family says brain-dead teen's body may be too deteriorated to save

    01/07/2014 9:43:49 AM PST · by Drew68 · 85 replies
    San Jose Mercury News ^ | 06 Jan 14 | Lisa M. Krieger and David DeBolt
    A day after winning the three-week battle to take their brain-dead daughter from Children's Hospital Oakland, the family of Jahi McMath conceded Monday they are losing the ghastly war against nature. Her body, checked in at an undisclosed care facility Monday morning, has deteriorated so badly, that "Right now, we don't know if she's going to make it," said attorney Christopher Dolan. "She's in very bad shape," he said. "What I can tell you is that those examinations show that her medical condition, separate from the brain issue, is not good." Dolan's frank and sober assessment echoes a Friday legal...
  • The Real Thanksgiving Story: A Failed Experiment in Socialism

    11/24/2013 11:26:19 AM PST · by Mechanicos · 16 replies
    Living Lake Country ^ | Nov. 23, 2011 | Amy L. Geiger-Hemmer
    The Real Thanksgiving Story In the middle of December 1620 the Pilgrims landed at Plymouth Rock, leaving behind the sinfulness of the “old world” to make a “new Jerusalem” in America. Three years later, in November 1623, they had a great feast thanking God for getting them through an earlier famine, and now for a bountiful crop. What had created the earlier famine and then the bountiful crops? The story is told in the diary of Governor Bradford, who was one of the elders of that early Puritan colony. At first, they decided to turn their back on all the...
  • Ukraine’s Genocide by Famine

    11/09/2013 5:53:14 PM PST · by Dqban22 · 29 replies
    NATIONAL REVIEW ON LINE ^ | 11/9/2013 | ALEC TORRES
    STALIN - UKRAINE'S GENOCIDE BY FAMINE Eighty years later, there’s no denying the Soviet atrocity. By Alec Torres NRO 11/9/2013 ‘We went to a field. We had nothing to eat. Everything was taken from us. So my mother decided we would go to the field, find some half-frozen potatoes, some kind of vegetables, to make a soup. At that time the Soviet Union was teaching people to report on each other, to spy on each other. Somebody saw that we came with some vegetables, half-frozen, and they arrested my mother. That was the last time I saw her.” So Eugenia...
  • Arctic Muslims Risk Health During Ramadan

    07/11/2013 3:53:31 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 36 replies
    The Local ^ | 11 Jul 13
    Swedish Muslims north of the Arctic circle have long waited for and feared this summer. When the sun never sets, they have pondered how to observe Ramadan, when devout Muslims fast from sun up to sun down for a month. "Kiruna is as high up as you get in Sweden, the sun never sets during this month," Ali Melhem, 45, who has lived in Kiruna for 24 years told The Local. As the fasting month is set by the moon, Ramadan usually moves about 10 days forward in the calender each year, which means this is the first summer it...
  • How a Food Crisis May Restrain China's Imperial Ambitions

    05/27/2013 3:11:33 PM PDT · by Marcus · 17 replies
    Yahoo Voices ^ | May 27, 2013 | Mark R. Whittington
    China's long term goal, dating back to the rule of Mao Zedong, of becoming self sufficient in food is running into some inconvenient reality, much no doubt caused by that country's command economy. The problem started with China's breakneck drive to become an industrial power. This, coupled with a somewhat lax approach to environmental regulation, created large amounts of farmland contaminated with heavy metals. Since China is also driving to grow much of its own food, much of this farmland is being used, resulting in contaminated crops that are not fit for human consumption. Chinese farmers are also overusing pesticides,...
  • 75-Year-Old Soybean Planter Loses Against Monsanto In Supreme Court

    05/13/2013 11:00:31 AM PDT · by blam · 44 replies
    TBI ^ | Agence France Presse
    <p>The US Supreme Court ruled in favor of Monsanto Monday over an Indiana farmer accused of having pirated the genetically-modified crops developed by the agribusiness giant.</p> <p>The high court was unanimous in its decision, ruling that laws limiting patents do "not permit a farmer to reproduce patented seeds through planting and harvesting without the patent holder's permission."</p>
  • Millions face starvation as world warms, say scientists

    04/14/2013 1:25:05 PM PDT · by DeaconBenjamin · 92 replies
    The Observer ^ | Saturday 13 April 2013 16.00 EDT | John Vidal
    Staple foods will more than double in price by 2050 from extreme temperatures, floods and droughts that will transform the way the world farms. As food experts gather to discuss how to feed the nine billion people expected in 2050, leading scientists state that food insecurity risks turning parts of Africa into permanent disaster areas. Rising temperatures will drastically affect access to basic foodstuffs: "Food production will have to rise 60% by 2050 just to keep pace with expected global population increase and changing demand. The annual production gains we have come to expect … will be taken away by...
  • REMEMBRANCE of EASTER 2005

    03/29/2013 2:47:48 PM PDT · by Mrs. Don-o · 12 replies
    Mrs. Don-o | March 29, 2013 | Mrs. Don-o
    REMEMBRANCE of EASTER 2005 Crowd my eyes, you bevies of daffodils, And you forsythias in throngs of cheer, Dandelion galaxies and fountains of trees. Fill my mouth with the breath of hyacinths, you purple air And you roistering breeze. And you quince-buds so eager, you swelling seeds, You squirrels running stitches across the loom Of woven grasses, inflorescent weeds; Jasmine-bush, loop me with your lariats of perfume. Fill me, small birds, with your versicles, And chuckled replies. She is bleeding from the mouth and eyes. Sate me then, Sun, all dapple and spangle Crowd out all else Lade me and...
  • Dem Says Aides Face Starvation Because of Sequester

    03/22/2013 11:08:06 PM PDT · by John Semmens · 47 replies
    Semi-News/Semi-Satire | 22 Mar 2013 | John Semmens
    A tearful Representative Debbie Wasserman-Schultz (D-Fla) blamed “heartless Republicans” for the “severe hardships” the sequester is imposing on members of her staff. “Nearly half of my office staff has been forced to forgo lunch on a daily basis because of the cruel budget cuts that have been forced down our throats by the GOP,” the Congresswoman claimed. The “toll of suffering” has been less than half because “some have been able to make do with sack lunches of leftovers or peanut butter sandwiches they bring from home,” she explained. “This is not a solution that can be applied across-the-board, though....
  • Whittaker Chambers and Totalitarian Islam

    07/09/2011 12:33:40 PM PDT · by neverdem · 17 replies
    NATIONAL REVIEW ONLINE | July 9, 2011 | Andrew G. Bostom
    Whittaker Chambers and Totalitarian Islam Playwright David Mamet recently acknowledged that he had been profoundly influenced by Communist apostate Whittaker Chambers’s 1952 anti-Communist memoir, Witness. Mamet described how reading Chambers’s opus inspired “the wrenching experience” of forcibly reevaluating the way he thought, particularly his confessed leftist-herd co-dependence. Also, echoing the delusive herd mentality of the Left’s ad hominem attacks in the 1950s on Chambers — whose allegations of Communist conspiracies have been entirely vindicated with irrefragable documentation from the captured Soviet Venona cables — Congressman Peter King’s staid initial hearings of March 10, 2011, on American Muslim radicalization engendered similarly...
  • NORTH KOREA: Cannibalism, Human Fertilizer, and 'Rapider, More and Exacter!'

    01/29/2013 5:27:48 AM PST · by Reaganite Republican · 8 replies
    Reaganite Republican ^ | 29 January 2013 | Reaganite Republican
    The latest rallying cry emanating from the DPRK's newDear Leader Kim Jong Un (they call this one 'Supreme Leader') -who apparently seeks to develop computer skills amongst the zombified populace he inherited- is the super-catchy (their translation) 'Rapider, More, and Exacter!' Confusion grows as you hear the plan is based on the BIG rollout what they say is a 'North Korean-built' notebook... one that looks an awful lot like the $70 Chinese-made Sylvania 7-inch 'netbook' sold at CVS (a surprise perhaps only to those who thought the Norks made their own Lincoln Continentals). The DPRK has also introduced their own operating system/search engine- dubbed 'Red Star/My Country', both designed...
  • Goldman Sachs Made 400 Million Betting On Food Prices In 2012 While Hundreds Of Millions Starved

    01/27/2013 6:18:38 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 37 replies
    TEC ^ | 01/25/2013 | Michael Snyder
    Why does it seem like wherever there is human suffering, some giant bank is making money off of it? According to a new report from the World Development Movement, Goldman Sachs made about 400 million dollars betting on food prices last year. Overall, 2012 was quite a banner year for Goldman Sachs. As I reported in a previous article, revenues for Goldman increased by about 30 percent in 2012 and the price of Goldman stock has risen by more than 40 percent over the past 12 months. It is estimated that the average banker at Goldman brought in a...
  • Now sick babies go on death pathway: Doctor's haunting testimony reveals how children are put on end

    11/29/2012 12:08:48 PM PST · by Nachum · 14 replies
    The Daily Mail ^ | 11/29/12 | Sue Reid and Simon Caldwell
    Sick children are being discharged from NHS hospitals to die at home or in hospices on controversial ‘death pathways’. Until now, end of life regime the Liverpool Care Pathway was thought to have involved only elderly and terminally-ill adults. But the Mail can reveal the practice of withdrawing food and fluid by tube is being used on young patients as well as severely disabled newborn babies.
  • Trapping Feral Pigs, And Other Parables Of Modern Life

    10/25/2012 5:19:57 AM PDT · by Travis McGee · 93 replies
    Western Rifle Shooters Association ^ | October 25, 2012 | Matt Bracken
    Trapping Feral Pigs and Other Parables of Modern Life by Matt Bracken Professional trappers don't catch fast-breeding and destructive feral pigs using hunting dogs and guns, or in little traps one or two at a time. The wily pigs quickly learn to evade humans after such fleeting contacts. So how do the pros trap entire feral pig herds, eliminating them all, from granddads to piglets, in one go? They feed them, most generously. They kill them with kindness. First, in a clearing in the woods, the trappers build an enclosure about twenty feet on a side and four feet high,...
  • Frank Dikotter - Mao's Great Famine: The History of China's Most Devastating Catastrophe

    10/18/2012 9:21:37 PM PDT · by grundle · 19 replies
    YouTube ^ | Frank Dikotter
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DqFBa9ePWpo
  • Patients starve and die of thirst on hospital wards

    10/06/2012 10:38:35 PM PDT · by Mount Athos · 40 replies
    The Telegraph (UK) ^ | 06 Oct 2012 | Laura Donnelly
    Forty-three hospital patients starved to death last year and 111 died of thirst while being treated on wards, new figures disclose today. The death toll was disclosed by the Government amid mounting concern over the dignity of patients on NHS wards. * as well as 43 people who starved to death, 287 people were recorded by doctors as being malnourished when they died in hospitals; * there were 558 cases where doctors recorded that a patient had died in a state of severe dehydration in hospitals; * 78 hospital and 39 care home patients were killed by bedsores, while a...
  • Socialized medicine: Patients starve and die of thirst on hospital wards

    10/06/2012 2:34:17 PM PDT · by bruinbirdman · 33 replies
    The Telegraph ^ | 10/6/2012 | Laura Donnelly
    Forty-three hospital patients starved to death last year and 111 died of thirst while being treated on wards, new figures disclose today. There were 558 cases last year where doctors recorded that a patient had died in a state of severe dehydration in UK hospitals The death toll was disclosed by the UK Government amid mounting concern over the dignity of patients on NHS wards. They will also fuel concerns about care homes, as it was disclosed that eight people starved to death and 21 people died of thirst while in care. Last night there were warnings that they must...
  • Rising numbers of children are going without food due to chaotic parenting, charity warns

    07/08/2012 2:57:26 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 15 replies
    Daily Mail (UK) ^ | PUBLISHED: 18:23 EST, 4 July 2012 | UPDATED: 02:07 EST, 5 July 2012 | Laura Clark
    Rising numbers of children regularly have to go without food due to chaotic parenting and chronic neglect, a charity claimed today. They are unable to concentrate properly at school and risk infections, slowed growth and impaired brain development. Kids Company, a charity for disadvantaged children, believes that as many as one million children are living with ‘food insecurity’ and are unsure where their next meal is coming from. These children typically each just ten meals each week - 11 short of the 21 meals a week needed for children to stay healthy. The charity highlighted a series of cases including...
  • Florida man arrested for abusing severely emaciated son

    03/16/2012 5:50:48 PM PDT · by atomic conspiracy · 19 replies
    Reuters ^ | 3-16-2012 | Tom Brown
    A Florida man has been arrested for the "malicious punishment" of his 13-year-old son, who was so emaciated when he was found locked inside a bathroom that he only weighed only 40 pounds, authorities said on Friday. "His appearance was severely emaciated and described by hospital staff as resembling images of concentration camp survivors," police in the central Florida town of Titusville said in a press release. It said officers searched a house there Thursday after receiving a report about a child being unlawfully caged and abused, and found the boy locked in a bathroom lying on the floor. "It...
  • Food Fight

    12/31/2011 12:12:11 PM PST · by Retain Mike · 4 replies
    World Magazine ^ | December 17, 2011 | Mindy Betz
    Food fight A Korean refrigerator speaks to the falsehoods surrounding famine | Mindy Belz This time of year my refrigerator hums, happily I imagine, with the comings and goings of harvest and feasting—roasts and leftover gravies, cooked squash and potatoes, the summer peppers not eaten by grubs, and the last of the lettuces. How can my family receive such bounty while others go poor and hungry? It's a complex question. Take my refrigerator, a sturdy 22-cubic-foot model made by the LG Corporation of South Korea. The reason I'm able to own an appliance from the Korean Peninsula is that a...
  • Mentally Ill Flood ER as States Cut Services

    12/24/2011 9:37:50 AM PST · by Dallas59 · 26 replies
    Yahoo News ^ | 12/24/2011 | Yahoo News
    CHICAGO/NEW YORK (Reuters) - On a recent shift at a Chicago emergency department, Dr. William Sullivan treated a newly homeless patient who was threatening to kill himself. "He had been homeless for about two weeks. He hadn't showered or eaten a lot. He asked if we had a meal tray," said Sullivan, a physician at the University of Illinois Medical Center at Chicago and a past president of the Illinois College of Emergency Physicians. Sullivan said the man kept repeating that he wanted to kill himself. "It seemed almost as if he was interested in being admitted." Across the country,...
  • Farmers already forecasting 2012 losses (Texas)

    11/11/2011 6:31:19 PM PST · by Racehorse · 16 replies · 1+ views
    San Antonio Express News ^ | 11 Nov 2011 | William Pack
    Texas needs rain — and needs it quickly — to keep farmers and ranchers from suffering even bigger losses next year from the drought that already has left them with record-breaking losses this year, producers said Friday while in San Antonio. Corn growers in Texas could encounter even bigger losses in 2012 after seeing output fall by 40 percent this year; and rice plantings, which fell by only 2 percent this year, could be cut nearly in half if more water does not become available soon, officials said. “It could drive us to acreage levels we've probably not seen in...
  • Not So Safeway for This Market

    09/29/2011 6:20:23 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 27 replies · 2+ views
    Townhall.com ^ | September 29, 2011 | Crista Huff
    There’s a supermarket anomaly near my home. Two supermarkets, a block apart: King Soopers (a Kroger store) and Safeway. In my town, everybody shops at King Soopers. Safeway is deserted. There are literally more employees than customers. Consequently, I get tremendous prices at Safeway, including a large percentage of my groceries at 50% off. What’s up with that? For some reason, Safeway has made the corporate decision to keep the store open as a loss leader. Curious. They stock all the normal foods, but then they have to get the food out of the store quickly at 50% off while...
  • How I helped my mother starve to death: NY Times reporter writes book...

    08/23/2011 1:55:48 PM PDT · by topher · 90 replies
    LifeSitenews.com ^ | August 23, 2011 | by Jeremy Kryn
    LONDON, UNITED KINGDOM, August 22, 2011 (LifeSiteNews.com) – A recently retired New York Times reporter has penned a book in which she details how she followed through on a shocking pact to help her 88-year-old mother, Estelle, starve to death. Julia Gross with her mother Estelle. In an excerpt from the book, “A Bittersweet Season,” published recently in the Daily Mail, Jane Gross describes her mother’s increasing dissatisfaction with life as her health deteriorated, and her mounting desire to die, despite the fact that she was not terminally ill. “So here we were, my mother and I, wishing that she...
  • El Nino, La Nina, Climate Change and the Horrific Drought in Somalia

    08/06/2011 10:21:44 PM PDT · by smokingfrog · 17 replies
    ecocentric.blogs.time.com ^ | 4 Aug 2011 | Bryan Walsh
    As I write this, Somalia is suffering its worst drought in 60 years. The lack of rain—combined with civil unrest and political interference from the al-Qaeda linked al-Shabab group—has produced catastrophic results. Yesterday Nancy Linborg, an official with the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID), told a Congressional committee that more than 29,000 children under the age of 5 had died over the past three months in Somalia, thanks to the famine. If conditions worsen—and there's little reason to expected that they won't—upwards to 800,000 children may die of hunger and other causes. The violent political situation on the ground...
  • Pelosi: The GOP’s getting ready to starve six million seniors or something (Same movie) Share

    04/05/2011 4:12:28 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 24 replies
    Hotair ^ | 04/05/2011 | Allahpundit
    Via Breitbart. I don’t know which budget bill she’s talking about, the 2011 one or Ryan’s new one, but if it’s the former than she’s actually complaining here about a GOP budget that she could have prevented by passing a budget herself last year when she was Speaker. (Of course, with Democrats in control in the Senate and White House, any Mass Senior Starvation Program would require bipartisan support to pass now anyway.) Anyway, get used to this: Warnings about grandma being forced to eat styrofoam peanuts and Fancy Feast because of heartless Republicans and their insane crusade for solvency...
  • A Hidden History of Evil

    04/02/2011 9:26:44 AM PDT · by bronxville · 54 replies
    City Journal ^ | Spring 2010 | Claire Berlinski
    A Hidden History of Evil Why doesn’t anyone care about the unread Soviet archives? In the world’s collective consciousness, the word “Nazi” is synonymous with evil. It is widely understood that the Nazis’ ideology—nationalism, anti-Semitism, the autarkic ethnic state, the Führer principle—led directly to the furnaces of Auschwitz. It is not nearly as well understood that Communism led just as inexorably, everywhere on the globe where it was applied, to starvation, torture, and slave-labor camps. Nor is it widely acknowledged that Communism was responsible for the deaths of some 150 million human beings during the twentieth century. The world remains...
  • DNR: Harsh winter has taken toll on northern Minn. deer; more at risk without snowmelt

    03/14/2011 4:53:55 PM PDT · by ButThreeLeftsDo · 16 replies · 1+ views
    StarTribune.com ^ | 3/14/11 | AP
    This year's particularly harsh winter has hit northern Minnesota's deer population hard, and the survivors could even be in trouble if spring weather doesn't kick in soon. The Minnesota Department of Natural Resources says it is finding more and more dead whitetails in the woods, and the agency expects even more to surface over the next two weeks or more. That's because the animals can't find food and become vulnerable to death by natural causes or predators such as wolves, the Mesabi Daily News of Virginia, Minn., reports. Sometimes it's difficult to tell whether a deer died before or after...
  • Why N.Koreans Are Starving

    02/25/2011 5:00:48 AM PST · by TigerLikesRooster · 11 replies
    Chosun Ilbo ^ | 02/25/11
    Why N.Koreans Are Starving North Korea has been knocking on the doors of practically every country except for the poorest African nations since last year asking for food aid, yet according to a senior South Korean official, last year's harvest in the North was among the best in two decades. North Korea watchers say the main reason for the food shortage in the North is hoarding by the government and military. â—† No Drop in Food Production According to South Korean government statistics compiled between 1991 and 2009, North Korea had bumper crops in 2005 (4.54 million tons) and 2006...
  • Food Fight: Will the Federal Government Control Our Food?

    12/30/2010 8:29:09 AM PST · by opentalk · 35 replies · 58+ views
    Big Government ^ | December 30, 2010 | Dr. Susan Berry
    Amidst the hustle and bustle of the “lame duck” Congress, another law was passed that didn’t quite get the same media coverage as the Bush tax extension “package,” the repeal of Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell, and the new START treaty. The Food Safety Modernization Act was not steeped in the same level of popular controversy as these other pieces of legislation. Nevertheless, its passage may affect our daily lives even more than these, and in a rather stealth manner. Yes, the week before Christmas, the 111th Congress of the United States gave Kathleen Sebelius, Secretary of Health and Human Services...
  • The Hunger Code (Food Insecurity is not starvation. There is no Hunger epidemic in the USA)

    01/20/2011 6:42:47 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 6 replies
    National Review ^ | 01/20/2011 | Julie Gunlock
    t is getting hard to keep track. One minute the government tells us American children are suffering from record levels of obesity. The next, children are facing a hunger epidemic. Which horror story should you believe? Neither. The truth is, 94.3 percent of American households are able to put enough food on the table every day to feed their families, and the vast majority of children living in these households are healthy and well-fed. Given the food shortages facing people in other countries, Americans are the envy of the world. According to the United Nations, 98 percent of undernourished people...
  • N. Korean soldiers leave barracks en masse looking for food

    01/01/2011 8:30:01 AM PST · by TigerLikesRooster · 74 replies
    Korea Times ^ | 01/01/11
    01-01-2011 21:38 N. Korean soldiers leave barracks en masse looking for food An increasing number of North Korean soldiers are showing “AWOL” behaviors to avoid intense physical training and look for food, the local daily, Chosun Ilbo, said Saturday, sourcing it to RFA. AWOL is a military acronym for "absence without leave." “It’s hard to punish them because there are too many of such soldiers,” an unnamed North Korean informant, told RFA in the report. Some of the soldiers display “on-off’ AWOL behaviors, for example, leaving the barracks in the morning looking for food and coming back in the evening....
  • In Sunday-evening surprise, Senate unanimously passes food safety bill (Why even have a GOP?)

    12/19/2010 6:00:46 PM PST · by Cringing Negativism Network · 287 replies · 7+ views
    The Hill ^ | December 19 2010 | Alexander Bolton
    ... "Republicans, however, later agreed to pass it by unanimous consent."
  • N. Korea: Destitute TV Girl Finally Died of Starvation (Tragic End to Horryfying Story)

    12/09/2010 8:50:50 PM PST · by TigerLikesRooster · 77 replies · 1+ views
    Daily NK ^ | 12/09/10 | Kang Won Cheol
    Destitute TV Girl Finally Died of Starvation By Kang Won Cheol [2010-12-09 18:07 ] ▲ The 23-year old girl, as she appeared in the Asia Press film. A 23-year old, poverty-stricken young woman who appeared in newspapers and on TV around the world when she was filmed by a cameraman inside North Korea died of starvation in October, it has been revealed. The woman, who appeared in a KBS special program, “North Korea’s Third Generation Succession: Who Is Kim Jong Eun?” alongside global media including the BBC(UK) and Asahi TV(Japan) amply demonstrated the dire straits in which some North Korean...
  • The Story of the First Thanksgiving

    11/25/2010 10:23:36 AM PST · by Wanderer659 · 6 replies
    Conservative Hideout ^ | 11-25-10 | Matt
    I heard this story years ago, so I thought I’d post it. The official story has the pilgrims boarding the Mayflower, coming to America and establishing the Plymouth colony in the winter of 1620-21. This first winter is hard, and half the colonists die. But the survivors are hard working and tenacious, and they learn new farming techniques from the Indians. The harvest of 1621 is bountiful. The Pilgrims hold a celebration, and give thanks to God. They are grateful for the wonderful new abundant land He has given them. The official story then has the Pilgrims living more or...
  • Hunger & Starvation to Visit Humanity

    10/27/2010 7:15:21 AM PDT · by FromLori · 11 replies · 1+ views
    Into The Ashes ^ | 10/22/10 | Mark Sircus
    Do you believe that you will always be able to buy inexpensive food at the supermarket? If so, you might want to think again. During 2010, agricultural commodity prices have exploded. Nearly every single important agricultural commodity is experiencing double-digit percentage price increases. The S&P GSCI Agriculture Index recently surged to a fresh two-year high and now we find that food producers and retailers are starting to pass those commodity price increases on to consumers. Food inflation is real; it is here and it’s going to hurt a lot of people. In fact, food inflation is hitting consumers hard all...
  • Liberals plan to control nation's food supply and starve the homeless and disabled

    10/15/2010 11:26:00 AM PDT · by mainestategop · 29 replies
    Mainestategop ^ | Mainestategop
    In previous articles I brought up how liberals want the state to control the worlds food supply. Liberals believe that the private sector should not have a say in growing distributing and selling food. The state along with one world communist government should only have a say in those matters. Of course any student of history can see where that has lead, from food shortages and blights in the middle ages thanks to feudalism to hundreds of millions dying under communist made food shortages in Ukraine and China. Farms and grocery stores are not the only things liberals want to...
  • Obama's Takedown of Industrial America

    10/09/2010 12:54:51 AM PDT · by Ronbo1948 · 20 replies · 1+ views
    American Thinker ^ | October 09, 2010 | By Fred N. Sauer
    Obama's industrial policy is designed to make America non-competitive in the world economy, destroy millions of jobs, and devastate our manufacturing and industrial capacities. No one will want to invest here, and fewer and fewer U.S. companies will be exporting goods "Made in America." And we have a fierce competitor called China. How far down this road we already are can be seen in the following data: During this ten-year period, total exports from the United States to China totaled $424 billion, while exports from China to the United States totaled $2.163 trillion, resulting in a U.S. net trade deficit...
  • Mom did just 7 months in starved baby's death

    09/27/2010 7:19:03 PM PDT · by Ptarmigan · 20 replies
    Houston Chronicles ^ | September 27, 2010 | Terry Langford
    Eight-week-old Saul Castillo, wrapped in a blanket and wearing a green and white hat, died when his tiny 14-gram heart stopped beating, his emaciated body little more than skin wrapped around sunken eyes and protruding bones.
  • Livelihood Issues: Mao's Great Famine (Book Review: How Mao Killed 43 Million People in Four Years)

    09/06/2010 6:06:59 AM PDT · by Mrs. Don-o · 39 replies
    Literary Review ^ | September 2010 | Jonathan Mirsky/Frank Dikötter
    In 1936 Mao Tse-Tung, then a cave-dwelling revolutionary, told Edgar Snow his life story. Snow recorded Mao's self-serving autobiography in Red Star Over China, which for decades made the American's name as the leading reporter in China. Back in China twenty-four years later, Snow was pestered by news agencies enquiring about mass starvation. The Snow of the 1930s had gone into the field to see for himself a prolonged drought in the north-west, where people were rumoured to be selling their children. But this time he relied on his access to top officials such as Premier Zhou Enlai, and foreigners...
  • 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...