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El Pinko Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed May-14-08 10:28 AM
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21. I agree, but it's easy to sermonize to an undeveloped country from a comfortable 1st world perch.
All I'm saying is Americans have absolutely no right to criticize. When we start setting a better example, maybe, but up to now we have been the planet's #1 swarm of locusts.
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  -Indians blame fat Americans for rising food prices Elspeth  May-14-08 09:30 AM   #0 
  - 1,000,000,000+ skinny Indians puts the pressure on, too, yano?  Squatch   May-14-08 09:31 AM   #1 
  - Yeah, if they'd learn how to use contraception there'd be a lot of extra food!  thecatburgler   May-14-08 09:33 AM   #3 
  - Somehow, I doubt the Indians gorge and throw away perfectly good food the way we do...  El Pinko   May-14-08 10:07 AM   #11 
  - Population shouldn't be growing at all.  thecatburgler   May-14-08 10:12 AM   #12 
  - I agree, but it's easy to sermonize to an undeveloped country from a comfortable 1st world perch.  El Pinko   May-14-08 10:28 AM   #21 
  - I think Americans should stop being wasteful. And stop breeding too.  thecatburgler   May-14-08 10:37 AM   #26 
     - THANK YOU.  raccoon   May-14-08 11:28 AM   #34 
  - No we won't...  crimsonblue   May-14-08 02:31 PM   #48 
     - I don't think that large-scale settlement of Mars or the moon will ever be practical.  El Pinko   May-15-08 01:22 AM   #58 
  - If energy is cheap, it will be wasted  NoMoreMyths   May-14-08 10:22 AM   #17 
  - Excellent post  malaise   May-14-08 10:25 AM   #19 
  - I agree, good post.  New Dawn   May-15-08 12:31 AM   #57 
  - us uses 1/4 of world resources.  Hannah Bell   May-14-08 10:33 AM   #23 
  - Do you know there's a direct correlation between poverty and over population?  kineta   May-14-08 10:36 AM   #25 
  - true  ensho   May-14-08 10:53 AM   #31 
  - Yep. nt  thecatburgler   May-14-08 10:53 AM   #32 
  - Yeah and if Americans and citizens in other Western nations didn't hog the lion's share of the  raccoon   May-14-08 11:27 AM   #33 
     - Agree 100%. We do hog resources.  thecatburgler   May-14-08 11:48 AM   #35 
        - We won't reduce our resource usage  NoMoreMyths   May-14-08 01:37 PM   #41 
  - 10/12/2007 -- India facing obesity epidemic: experts  Freddie Stubbs   May-14-08 02:05 PM   #46 
  - Well maybe they should  mitchleary   May-14-08 09:32 AM   #2 
  - How about corporations stop poisoning the food supply with such things as corn syrup  Skink   May-14-08 09:33 AM   #4 
  - Yup. High fructose corn syrup is POISON!  Greybnk48   May-14-08 10:47 AM   #30 
  - Is it that simple?  treestar   May-14-08 09:34 AM   #5 
  - It only takes a few years of the american diet to alter genes...  Skink   May-14-08 09:38 AM   #6 
  - Hell, just a few trips to McDonalds can alter jeans  DS1   May-14-08 09:46 AM   #8 
     - haha  Zevon fan   May-14-08 10:13 AM   #13 
     - An entire families' jeans!  lonestarnot   May-14-08 04:15 PM   #51 
  - I've seen a couple  YOY   May-14-08 09:43 AM   #7 
  - So have I.  murielm99   May-14-08 10:02 AM   #9 
  - But what proportion?  treestar   May-15-08 09:58 AM   #61 
  - in most  shanti   May-14-08 10:06 AM   #10 
  - i have no intention of adopting the indian diet.  QuestionAll   May-14-08 10:14 AM   #14 
  - Have you ever had it?  YOY   May-14-08 10:19 AM   #15 
  - yes i have, and i find it disgusting.  QuestionAll   May-14-08 01:51 PM   #43 
     - Maybe you were at a bad restaurant  treestar   May-15-08 10:01 AM   #62 
  - IDK  Johonny   May-14-08 10:21 AM   #16 
  - i'd never be able to eat enough to justify paying that much for it.  QuestionAll   May-14-08 01:53 PM   #44 
  - Never had it, have you?  RedCappedBandit   May-14-08 10:26 AM   #20 
     - No kidding. Curry and Naan are like crack to me.  El Pinko   May-14-08 10:31 AM   #22 
     - Meatless or Otherwise, one can't go wrong when one goes into an Indian restaurant  YOY   May-14-08 10:35 AM   #24 
     - You had to go and mention naan  NickB79   May-14-08 01:44 PM   #42 
     - a few times- and one time was too many.  QuestionAll   May-14-08 01:54 PM   #45 
        - curry isn't "one thing"  lukasahero   May-14-08 04:25 PM   #52 
           - i've tried many types of curry...thai food is one of my favourites.  QuestionAll   May-14-08 04:30 PM   #53 
              - You're entitled to your personal preferences, but you don't need to put down Ind. Cuisine...  El Pinko   May-14-08 11:41 PM   #55 
  - Indian food is fattening, with lots of butter used and rice and bread  JI7   May-14-08 01:10 PM   #36 
  - there are a lot of fat indians in America  JI7   May-14-08 01:20 PM   #40 
  - There were several fat Indian women where I used to work. Nice ladies though.  krabigirl   May-15-08 10:43 AM   #63 
  - is there any way  Gargoyle   May-14-08 10:23 AM   #18 
  - As an Indian I found this amusing because I took my son  burythehatchet   May-14-08 10:38 AM   #27 
  - I've been thinking that placing the 'blame' on developing nations is terribly arrogant and myopic.  kineta   May-14-08 10:41 AM   #28 
  - Geez  Steerpike1   May-14-08 10:44 AM   #29 
  - Oh bollocks. Americans have been fat LONG before food prices spiked.  KamaAina   May-14-08 01:13 PM   #37 
  - it was actually a response to Bush blaming India for the high oil prices  JI7   May-14-08 01:14 PM   #38 
     - Ouch. I completely missed that one.  KamaAina   May-14-08 01:19 PM   #39 
     - Ah, I see  Elspeth   May-14-08 03:18 PM   #49 
  - the problem isn't the American consumer, it's Monsanto...  crimsonblue   May-14-08 02:30 PM   #47 
  - There are a lot of factors involved since it is a global demand problem  The Inquisitive   May-14-08 04:11 PM   #50 
  - um, 1 billion population and they're pointing fingers?  avenger64   May-14-08 04:38 PM   #54 
  - they can f*** themselves n/t  Skittles   May-15-08 12:22 AM   #56 
  - I like it when other countries hold a mirror up to our face..  and-justice-for-all   May-15-08 01:29 AM   #59 
  - lololol  Solly Mack   May-15-08 01:32 AM   #60 

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