In response to:

The 'Hunger' Hoax

Stephen41 Wrote: Sep 13, 2012 3:36 PM
Kansas, don't waste your time. The very simple fact that this d-b thinks that a "girl" would have been allowed to take "shop" as a class shows that he understands your mom's "choices" about as well as would a yak herder in Northern Mongolia. I remember how my oldest boy would get up and make a 10 for a dollar box of mac/cheese using nothing but what came in the box, no milk or margarine of course. The first time my boys saw "white bread" at school they got laughed at because they thought it was cake. Now, that kid eventually put himself through a master's program at "harvard", but two younger brothers...neither got through high school. One spent more of his adult life in jails and prisons than elsewhere. I made better choices.
Stephen41 Wrote: Sep 13, 2012 3:41 PM
better for ME. The oldest I worked restautants and sold grass, but that meant that I WAS WITH HIM MORE. The others? I went back to school, got a good job. I was NOT there as much. Believe me. Many women who choose to be a "welfare mom" and BE THERE instead of "improving themselves" ... they are the ones "making better choices" because THEIR little girl isn't getting raped by a neighbor or uncle or whatever. THEY are the ones "sacrificing" their OWN chance for a "better life".

Twenty years ago, hysteria swept through the media over "hunger in America."

Dan Rather opened a CBS Evening News broadcast in 1991 declaring, "one in eight American children is going hungry tonight." Newsweek, the Associated Press and the Boston Globe repeated this statistic, and many others joined the media chorus, with or without that unsubstantiated statistic.

When the Centers for Disease Control and the Department of Agriculture examined people from a variety of income levels, however, they found no evidence of malnutrition among those in the lowest income brackets. Nor was there any significant difference in the intake...