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Viewers literally watched a hospitalized child die of starvation in the 1968 CBS TV documentary and the public was outraged. There were 10 million hungry Americans then, and now there are 50 million, in spite of good efforts inspired by the film's revelations.

When public pressure grew, then Senators McGovern (D) and Dole (R) joined forces to tackle this problem. The food stamp program was the highlighted result of congressional effort and for a time the problem seemed to be under control.

But the problem was not to go away. Please read why below the fold.

After McGovern and Dole formed a committee to study US hunger,

Dole later said, "What really impressed me were the field hearings, and you saw it firsthand and you knew it wasn’t something some network maybe dreamed up or whatever and found some isolated cases. I think we began to understand it was widespread and needed to be addressed."
http://www.aei.org/...

But matters worsened in the conservative '80s, and now let us fast-forward to the present. Film makers Lori Silverbush and Kristi Jacobson have completed a new documentary that hopefully will have as much impact as the CBS film of 1968. The film is "A Place at the Table" and it will open in theaters this Friday (March 1).

Silverbush's husband, Tom Colicchio, is an award-winning celebrity chef. He testified before the House in 2010 on the Child Nutrition Re-authorization:

"What was frustrating was that in the original bill, President Obama asked for $10 billion over 10 years, a billion dollars a year. Rep. (George) Miller from California brought it down to 8 billion. It got to the Senate, Blanche Lincoln brought it down to 4 1/2. It had to settle for 4 1/2, but I think it was 2 billion or 2.5 billion that came out of food stamps. Essentially, you're stealing from dinner to pay for lunch.

"That was really upsetting, and they all patted themselves on the back and thought they did a great job. Yeah, they managed to get another 6 cents (per meal) for school lunches. That's what it amounted to. I think they punted. I really do."

http://www.sfgate.com/...
Sadly, CBS could do a new version of that [1968] documentary coming to the same, if not more dire and depressing, conclusions. Hunger is here, in a real and palpable way, exacerbated by our tough economic conditions and persistent unemployment, but worsened as well by the high cost of food, especially nutritious food.
http://www.aei.org/...

There are now 50,000,000 Americans, including one in four children, who are hunger-challenged--17% of the population, according to FDA estimates. It is time for a new documentary to stir the population. Hopefully, "Place at the Table" can do that. The film premiered at the Sundance Film Festival and will be ready for general viewing in a few days.

Originally posted to Hunger in America on Wed Feb 27, 2013 at 03:19 AM PST.

Also republished by In Support of Labor and Unions and DK Feeding America.

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  •  It's shameful IMHO. No excuse for hunger! Shame (15+ / 0-)

    on the manufactured causes and Corporatocratic Bullies!

    Why ANYONE thinks they are entitled to more FOOD than our children sickens me!

    "Time is for careful people, not passionate ones." "Life without emotions is like an engine without fuel."

    by roseeriter on Wed Feb 27, 2013 at 03:34:53 AM PST

  •  Love the post, but (15+ / 0-)

    The link to AEI is disconcerting. Yes, it was written by Norm Ornstein, one of the few relatively sane people associated that with that sorry organization. The AEI has been at forefront, along with the Heritage Foundation, in pushing for shredding the safety net that keeps the poor from starving. You might want to preface the link to Ornstein's article with some distancing from the AEI track record of kicking the poor.

    The other point is that you meant to say there are 50,000,000 Americans that are hungry.

    There are now 50,000 Americans, including one in four children, who are hunger-challenged--17% of the population, according to FDA estimates.
    Otherwise, tipped and rec'ced.

    Be radical in your compassion.

    by DWG on Wed Feb 27, 2013 at 03:34:58 AM PST

    •  Thank you for reading, DWG (15+ / 0-)

      I edited this diary to reflect the 50,000,000 as I am responsible for publishing this diary too early and psyched is not yet here.   I appreciate your pointing out the error.

      As we express our gratitude, we must never forget that the highest appreciation is not to utter words, but to live by them. John F. Kennedy

      by JaxDem on Wed Feb 27, 2013 at 03:56:58 AM PST

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    •  People starving is a "success story"! (12+ / 0-)

      If people are to be made to work, they have to be threatened with starvation. What do you think "no free lunch" means?

      We organize governments to deliver services and prevent abuse.

      by hannah on Wed Feb 27, 2013 at 03:58:05 AM PST

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    •  Sorry about that link (4+ / 0-)
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      I didn't realize it was a conservative site before I quoted from it. Anyway, what was said was okay, but please don't click on that link.

      Thank you, JaxDem for assisting with the diary. That's okay that it went up earlier than I had planned. I am here late because of
      1. Being in the Pacific time zone
      2. Being a late riser
      3. My Firefox not working for a time

      Thanks to all the readers for a nice reception to my first diary done for Hunger in America.

      BTW, the film is "Place at the Table", not "A Place at the Table", as I said in one spot.

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      For the first time in human history, we possess both the means for destroying all life on Earth or realizing a paradise on the planet--Michio Kaku.

      by psyched on Wed Feb 27, 2013 at 10:10:27 AM PST

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      •  I hope it gets a good reception, but documentaries (4+ / 0-)
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        generally don't draw big crowds in the theaters.  I hope the promoters have plans for continued distribution, such as getting it shown on TV, making it available for purchase, putting substantial clips on YouTUbe, etc.

        Maybe the Hunger in America group can keep us aware of the distribution push (if any).  CBS, back in the day, was a better way to reach masses of people than most documentaries (even the best) reach now.  BUt getting word out via blogs and Twitter could certainly help "PLace at the Table" considerably, and increase its long term effect.

        I don't tweet, but I'll send the url of this diary to a friend who does.  I hope other people reccing this diary think about ways they can spread news of it too.

        Increasing the awareness of how widespread hunger is could really help fight the Republican austerity/total-callousness approach.

        --------------------- “These are troubling times. Corporation are treated like people. People are treated like things. …And if we ever needed to vote, we sure do need to vote now.” -- Rev. Dr. William J. Barber

        by Fiona West on Wed Feb 27, 2013 at 10:57:37 AM PST

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      •  The subject is very important (3+ / 0-)
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        I spent many hours a month volunteering at the local food bank. I am with you 1000% on why hunger in America needs attention.

        Be radical in your compassion.

        by DWG on Wed Feb 27, 2013 at 11:43:04 AM PST

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  •  Outstanding post, psyched! (12+ / 0-)

    I had never been aware of the McGovern/Dole committee to study hunger.  

    I intend to view "A Place at the Table" and I join you in hoping that it propels a significant change and improvement.

    As we express our gratitude, we must never forget that the highest appreciation is not to utter words, but to live by them. John F. Kennedy

    by JaxDem on Wed Feb 27, 2013 at 03:54:41 AM PST

    •  Thank you, JaxDem (3+ / 0-)
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      for shepherding this diary.

      BTW, as I commented above, the film's name is "Place at the Table", not "A Place at the Table". But Google could figure that out, I imagine.

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      For the first time in human history, we possess both the means for destroying all life on Earth or realizing a paradise on the planet--Michio Kaku.

      by psyched on Wed Feb 27, 2013 at 10:13:22 AM PST

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  •  Yes, well, that's what happens when we (12+ / 0-)

    focus on the victims of abuse, rather than the perpetrators. The deprivators not only taste success, but go on with their agenda without restraint.
    Compassion does not put food on the table.
    Human predators and the practitioners of human husbandry are not compassionate. Their purpose is to destroy, slowly or quickly, depending on the victim's age.

    We organize governments to deliver services and prevent abuse.

    by hannah on Wed Feb 27, 2013 at 03:56:04 AM PST

  •  the last paragraph (8+ / 0-)

    should the 50,000 be 50,000,000 ?

    Thanks for putting up this post

  •  I wonder what our Global Hunger Index would be (8+ / 0-)

    http://en.wikipedia.org/...

    The GHI combines three equally weighted indicators: 1) the proportion of the undernourished as a percentage of the population; 2) the prevalence of underweight children under the age of five; and 3) the mortality rate of children under the age of five.[8]
    From the stats there hunger is diminishing elsewhere, but not here.

    It is clearly a consequence of the increasing income and wealth inequality in America.  We have been going in the wrong direction for 30 years.

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    by Shockwave on Wed Feb 27, 2013 at 04:30:51 AM PST

  •  And that doesn't point out the people (13+ / 0-)

    who, because of their (f--up state) they don't qualify for food stamps and have to depend on church and food box handouts and dumpster diving to eat. And no, I'm not exaggerating.

    "Let us never forget that doing the impossible is the history of this nation....It's how we are as Americans...It's how this country was built"- Michelle Obama

    by blueoregon on Wed Feb 27, 2013 at 04:51:02 AM PST

  •  Agreed. (5+ / 0-)
    It is time for a new documentary to stir the population. Hopefully, "Place at the Table" can do that.
    Thank you for alerting us that this new documentary is coming out this Friday. This is probably the best opportunity we will have to demand attention to this problem, since too many apparently don't know anyone who goes hungry.

    "Compassion is not weakness, and concern for the unfortunate is not socialism." Hubert H. Humphrey

    by nomandates on Wed Feb 27, 2013 at 05:11:35 AM PST

  •  But there is always money (10+ / 0-)

    for bank bailouts and wars.

    ¡Cállate o despertarás la izquierda! - protest sign in Spain

    by gjohnsit on Wed Feb 27, 2013 at 05:12:33 AM PST

  •  Hunger among young adults (7+ / 0-)

    I have no stats, only anecdotal evidence, but I'm hearing more and more about the problem of hunger among young adults - those just out of high school and college.

    My son volunteers for Food Not Bombs every week.  He sees a lot of kids his age, many college grads in their mid to late 20's, who can't find full time work and who often go hungry.  They dumpster dive and buy cheap bulk foods when they can.  Many of them can't afford a working car, they tend to rely heavily on public transportation and walking.  

    One of his friends, a girl with a college degree who works part time for one of the big search engine companies, who only had rice to eat for an entire week.

    This has been going on for years, at least since 2007.  It makes me so sad and angry that our kids are having trouble meeting their most basic needs when they should be building their own future as adults.

    It is an old strategy of tyrants to delude their victims into fighting their battles for them. FDR

    by Betty Pinson on Wed Feb 27, 2013 at 06:05:10 AM PST

    •  This is appalling to hear, Betty. (4+ / 0-)
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      I suppose I'm so focused on children in particular that I don't think about young adults.  Of course that age group struggles and what's worse is they are exactly demographic that would go unnoticed.  They probably have no idea of where to turn for assistance, even if there is any assistance available for them and they would not tend to speak up about it either.

      Thank you for the link to Food Not Bomb, I'm bookmarking it so I can explore all the links.  Thank you son for me for the hours he puts into this worthwhile organization.

      As we express our gratitude, we must never forget that the highest appreciation is not to utter words, but to live by them. John F. Kennedy

      by JaxDem on Wed Feb 27, 2013 at 06:25:49 AM PST

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      •  They want jobs, not hand outs (5+ / 0-)

        I feel badly that so many of them are deep in debt for their college educations, yet they can't earn enough to feed themselves regularly, let alone pay off student loans.

        The young urban community is a resilient bunch.  They share housing in coops, they share food when they can, they help each other out.  Many who work in restaurants try to help out. They're a fairly tightly knit, well organized group. We saw a lot of them during the Occupy protests last year - well educated, bright, hard working kids who have a pretty bleak future ahead of them.

        Many try to get by starting their own businesses, pooling resources and skills, but its a day to day struggle in this economy.  The fact that its been going on for several years now with no end in sight is most distressing.  

        It is an old strategy of tyrants to delude their victims into fighting their battles for them. FDR

        by Betty Pinson on Wed Feb 27, 2013 at 06:56:14 AM PST

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    •  That was once me (5+ / 0-)
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      When I was in grad school, I lived on $7 a week for food (Of course, this was the early 70s so that's not as awful as it seems). In fact, that was the original reason i gave up meat. I also gave up all forms of non-nutritious calories which was good in a way because it's left me with a permanent distaste for things like cheese curls and soft drinks.

      Jon Husted is a dick.

      by anastasia p on Wed Feb 27, 2013 at 07:43:58 AM PST

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  •  I just do not understand the denial (8+ / 0-)

    by so many people that this is a huge problem.

    While my income is modest I make considerably more than a person qualifying for SNAP but I find myself putting off going grocery shopping because of the anxiety related to the whole experience.

     I do not have enough to feed my family well much of the time. We rarely eat out and try to eat reasonably healthy but it is a struggle. At the end of pay periods our dinner is often rice and a little meat or scrambled eggs and toast. How on earth does any sane person think that a family living on a minimum wage job is not having a serious problem?

    Instead everywhere I go I see people whining on message boards about people on food stamps eating lobster and steak. What is wrong with people?

    •  Indeed, Livvy! Even on a modest income, (4+ / 0-)
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      the % we spend on food is alarming.  I dread the register total at the grocery store too and it continues to get worse due to drought conditions which seem to be continuing since last year.

      U.S. Drought: Food Prices Will Go Up in 2013, USDA says  

      The drought gripping more than half the country is a major reason why consumers can expect to pay 3 percent to 4 percent more for groceries next year, the U.S. Department of Agriculture said Wednesday.

      Milk, eggs, beef, poultry and pork prices will all be affected because the drought has pushed up prices for feed, and that will eventually translate into higher prices for steaks, hamburger, pork chops and chicken. The good news for cost-conscious consumers is that prices for fruits and vegetables, as well as processed foods, aren't affected as much by the drought.

      As we express our gratitude, we must never forget that the highest appreciation is not to utter words, but to live by them. John F. Kennedy

      by JaxDem on Wed Feb 27, 2013 at 06:33:48 AM PST

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      •  Besides drought conditions, (1+ / 0-)
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        I wonder what the role of financial traders is in keeping food prices high for their own profits.

        Like just about everything, it all boils down to money, and that may be the topic of my next diary.

        Sorry about the stress and distress that this causes you and so many others, and thank you once more for taking care of this diary. You realize that you were responding already while it was just before 4am my time, and I was sound asleep.

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        by psyched on Wed Feb 27, 2013 at 10:45:49 AM PST

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      •  And then you add taxes on top (2+ / 0-)
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        of the grocery total... Many states charge tax for grocery items.

        As for the drought, we're still under water rationing - the first time in my long life that I recall water rationing in the winter.

        I am working even harder at getting the city to allow milk goats and hens in - and composting inside the city limits - and growing edibles in the front yard.

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        by Noddy on Wed Feb 27, 2013 at 12:56:33 PM PST

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    •  Exactly (6+ / 0-)

      My sister and her husband get food stamps and honestly, it is not enough to feed them.  They do odd jobs for family and friends to earn enough money to make up the difference.

      "I watch Fox News for my comedy, and Comedy Central for my news." - Facebook Group

      by Sychotic1 on Wed Feb 27, 2013 at 06:52:30 AM PST

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    •  They are repeating memes (6+ / 0-)

      they've read in the clueless media or spouted by over-fed politicians, and then they see a person buy food they think they can't afford.  

      I don't know about other parts of the country - but it's cheaper for me to buy a steak and grind it up myself for ground beef than it is to buy ground beef ($2.49 a pound for steak, $4.29 a pound for ground beef). If I was on food stamps, I'd buy the steak and turn my nose up at the ground beef.

      Aside from that, people on food stamps should be buying steak and lobster - and apples, and cabbages, and carrots, and kohlrabi, and fresh peas, and chicken, and real butter and cheese, and pears, and and and. I only get upset when I see them buying Hamburger Helper, and cheap cookies filled with chemicals instead of real ingredients. I want to give them recipes for making real food and then fill their cart with food, not food product.

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      by Noddy on Wed Feb 27, 2013 at 06:53:40 AM PST

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      •  Steak.. (3+ / 0-)
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        Every time we buy steak it's because it's on sale, and on sale for less than ground beef. If I can get steak for buy one get one so that it works out to $2.50 or less a pound, of course I'm going to buy steak. It's not top of the line steak, often it's "pan fry steak" but it's cheaper and tastes better than hamburger. None of us eats lobster, but I'm betting there are sometimes good sales on that as well. I do buy the bags of fillets sometimes, buy one get one for $9.99 a bag, so that you get 5 lbs of fish fillets for $10.00. Mostly what I can find BOGO is pork chops lately. So we've been doing a lot of things with those.

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        by FloridaSNMOM on Wed Feb 27, 2013 at 10:57:21 AM PST

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  •  The 50,000,000 number is not given (2+ / 0-)
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    as "hungry" but as "food insecure" - I am sure that there is some difference between the two terms (perhaps important, perhaps not . .. .).

    From a brief bit of googling, it appears that there IS a substantial difference between the way you use "hunger" and the way it is used globally.

    •  they changed the word about a year or two ago (3+ / 0-)
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      so that we wouldn't feel like we needed to do anything about it.  There was a diary on it at the time.

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      by Sychotic1 on Wed Feb 27, 2013 at 06:53:16 AM PST

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      •  Yes, but what is the definition being (0+ / 0-)

        used in this diary?

        It would seem to be different than the Global Hunger Index:

        The GHI combines three equally weighted indicators: 1) the proportion of the undernourished as a percentage of the population; 2) the prevalence of underweight children under the age of five; and 3) the mortality rate of children under the age of five.[8]
        Whereas "food insecurity" seems to mean a whole range (of mostly other) thing:
        The defining characteristic of very low food security is that, at times during the year, the food intake of household members is reduced and their normal eating patterns are disrupted because the household lacks money and other resources for food. Very low food security can be characterized in terms of the conditions that households in this category typically report in the annual food security survey.

        •99 percent reported having worried that their food would run out before they got money to buy more.
        •97 percent reported that the food they bought just did not last and they did not have money to get more.
        •95 percent reported that they could not afford to eat balanced meals.
        •97 percent reported that an adult had cut the size of meals or skipped meals because there was not enough money for food.
        •91 percent reported that this had occurred in 3 or more months.
        •95 percent of respondents reported that they had eaten less than they felt they should because there was not enough money for food.
        •65 percent of respondents reported that they had been hungry but did not eat because they could not afford enough food.
        •48 percent of respondents reported having lost weight because they did not have enough money for food.
        •27 percent reported that an adult did not eat for a whole day because there was not enough money for food.
        •21 percent reported that this had occurred in 3 or more months.

        link

        My point being it that there is someone of a leap between the "child starving to death on TV" anecdote provided to illustrate the concept of hunger in America and it's extrapolation to 50,000,000 people.

  •  Please change your diary title (0+ / 0-)

    The raw number of hungry people has actually increased by 400%, not 500% (10 million + 100% times 4).

    But that number is misleading because the US Population has increased by about 50% since 1968.

    1968 population = 200 million
    1968 hunger rate = 5%

    2012 population = 313 million
    2012 hunger rate = 16%

    Per capita, that's about 3 times as many hungry folks today as in 1968, or a 200% increase.  

    It's still a huge problem, but not quite of the magnitude that your title suggests.  Maybe change your title to be more accurate?

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    by Scott in NAZ on Wed Feb 27, 2013 at 07:01:08 AM PST

    •  I thought about that 500% figure too (3+ / 0-)
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      before going with it. Then I pulled out my calculator and multiplied 10 million by 500% and that equals 50 million.

      Precision in discussions like this is not the point. The official figures we read are not precise, and in fact no precise figure is possible. Whether a person is chronically hungry or starving to death, either way it's a failure of our society and our government because no one should suffer from insufficient food in the supposedly greatest nation on earth.

      Thanks for showing the percentages by population differences. Your figures highlight the magnitude of the problem: from 5% hungry to 16% hungry is appalling.

      Thanks for your input.


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      by psyched on Wed Feb 27, 2013 at 10:31:16 AM PST

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      •  Accuracy matters (2+ / 0-)
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        The right lies all the time.  We should be reality-based on the left.

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        by Scott in NAZ on Wed Feb 27, 2013 at 11:19:04 AM PST

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        •  You are correct (2+ / 0-)
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          that accuracy matters. The reality here is that there is a huge problem of citizen access to food (and nutritious food) and no one knows how precise the numbers are on people with varying degrees of hunger. Government figures are not and cannot be precise, and most likely err on the low side because government number-minders will usually try to make matters seem less severe.

          The intent of the diary is not to seek out precision data, which are impossible to find, but to highlight a big problem and call attention to the movie that also calls attention to the problem. So to me it doesn't matter for the purposes of this diary whether it's a 200%, 400% or 500% increase. These figures can't be known for certain anyway. It just matters that the problem is enormous.

          .


          For the first time in human history, we possess both the means for destroying all life on Earth or realizing a paradise on the planet--Michio Kaku.

          by psyched on Wed Feb 27, 2013 at 12:11:40 PM PST

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          •  It's not okay to lie just for a good cause (1+ / 0-)
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            Exaggerating the figures only makes you look bad.  Better to be truthful.  If people aren't shocked by a tripling of the hunger rate, then we have a problem as a society.  But inflating the numbers is not the solution to that problem.

            The next Noah will work a short shift. - Charles Bowden

            by Scott in NAZ on Wed Feb 27, 2013 at 01:16:47 PM PST

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            •  I wasn't lying (0+ / 0-)

              Just a miscalculation on percentages. But who's to say that the 500% figure isn't closer to reality than 400%.
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              by psyched on Wed Feb 27, 2013 at 01:52:12 PM PST

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          •  Also (1+ / 0-)
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            Just because the estimate may be off, doesn't give you the freedom to assume that the actual number is higher.  In the absence of better evidence, you have to assume that the data you have are correct.

            The next Noah will work a short shift. - Charles Bowden

            by Scott in NAZ on Wed Feb 27, 2013 at 01:17:51 PM PST

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            •  As I said, (0+ / 0-)

              I didn't assume it was higher. It was a calculational error.

              Also, I am not happy with turning human suffering into mathematical terms. Yeah, I know, government statisticians have to do that just as censuses must be taken, even though these are never precise either.

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              For the first time in human history, we possess both the means for destroying all life on Earth or realizing a paradise on the planet--Michio Kaku.

              by psyched on Wed Feb 27, 2013 at 01:56:24 PM PST

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  •  It may be even worse! (2+ / 0-)
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    While a figure that 17% of the USA is starving is terrible, the stat should concentrate on those at or below the "poverty line".  It is that figure that may change the way the US Government does business, including new minimum wage laws.  

    •  Thank you for adding this, BruinKid! (4+ / 0-)
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      by JaxDem on Wed Feb 27, 2013 at 07:38:25 AM PST

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    •  Excellent interviews -- tweet and spread them (2+ / 0-)
      Recommended by:
      psyched, FloridaSNMOM

      around, folks, along with the url of this diary.

      Stewart, of course, says he isn't a journalist; but these interviews aren't comedy.  ANd it's nice to see a (yeah) journalist who clearly cares.

      --------------------- “These are troubling times. Corporation are treated like people. People are treated like things. …And if we ever needed to vote, we sure do need to vote now.” -- Rev. Dr. William J. Barber

      by Fiona West on Wed Feb 27, 2013 at 01:03:00 PM PST

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  •  Oddly enough, my church's community meal (5+ / 0-)

    each Sunday is called A Place at the Table. Our urban farm, of which I'm on the core team, grows organic produce for the program.

    Jon Husted is a dick.

    by anastasia p on Wed Feb 27, 2013 at 07:41:38 AM PST

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