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LuckyTheDog Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Nov-27-11 04:58 PM
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Naaaah... Income inequality is not a problem! NOT AT ALL!
What would even make you say such a silly, silly thing?


Poverty in the midst of plenty: Hunger persists in the United States

As U.S. nutritionists cringe over the prospect of an overweight nation indulging in a two-month binge of "season's eatings" -- from Halloween candy to Thanksgiving dinners to Christmas feasts to New Year's parties -- there are millions of Americans who aren't sure they're going to get enough to eat this day or the next.

The problem is made worse by lack of access to nutritious food, as residents of America's poorest cities and neighborhoods have little choice but to make do with fast food or convenience stores that don't stock fresh produce.

And even if they were the food-savviest consumers in the country, the federal Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program -- the new name for food stamps -- doesn't stretch far enough to let each member in the household eat a healthy meal three times a day, seven days a week. Earlier this year, SNAP benefits were cut to pay for a boost in school lunch programs.

Hunger isn't the only issue.

http://www.catholicregister.org/features/item/13411-pov...







Inside the $150m Rolls Royce of yachts


Want to make the ultimate superyacht entrance? Why not go by submarine through "James Bond-style" doors? Or if you'd prefer, take a helicopter ride then keep it stowed securely away in your very own on-board hangar.

Sounds far-fetched? Not at all. These feats are all possibilities on the PJ World yacht. The 82-meter vessel, with a price tag of more than 110million ($150m), is currently being built in Norway.

Designed in conjunction with Rolls Royce and boat makers Palmer Johnson, the ice class superyacht aims to be the ultimate luxury home on water.

"This is a moving house," says the Director of Palmer Johnson Europe, Russell Morris. "But with this home, if you don't like the neighbors, you can just sail away."


http://www.cnn.com/2011/11/22/travel/pj-world-luxury-su...





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bbinacan Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Nov-27-11 05:04 PM
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1. I want one. n/t
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Capitalocracy Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Nov-27-11 05:08 PM
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2. Get a job after you take a bath
and then you can buy two!
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fascisthunter Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Nov-29-11 07:11 PM
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5. LOL....
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sam11111 Donating Member (638 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Nov-27-11 05:37 PM
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3. $295 000 000 000 000 is the wealth of the USA
Edited on Sun Nov-27-11 05:40 PM by sam11111
That is Trillions ..w/ a T not a B not an M

See my OP --

http://www.democraticunderground.com/discuss/duboard.ph...

Discovry Channel is source
Nov 13 "what's Amer. Worth" show
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sam11111 Donating Member (638 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Nov-29-11 06:59 PM
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4. kr
Kik
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