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liberal N proud Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Nov-21-06 04:10 PM
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The bu$h regime has abolished hunger in America...

Some Americans Lack Food, but USDA Won't Call Them Hungry



The U.S. government has vowed that Americans will never be hungry again. But they may experience "very low food security."

Every year, the Agriculture Department issues a report that measures Americans' access to food, and it has consistently used the word "hunger" to describe those who can least afford to put food on the table. But not this year.

Mark Nord, the lead author of the report, said "hungry" is "not a scientifically accurate term for the specific phenomenon being measured in the food security survey." Nord, a USDA sociologist, said, "We don't have a measure of that condition."

The USDA said that 12 percent of Americans -- 35 million people -- could not put food on the table at least part of last year. Eleven million of them reported going hungry at times. Beginning this year, the USDA has determined "very low food security" to be a more scientifically palatable description for that group.

http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/20...
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marmar Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Nov-21-06 04:13 PM
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1. When I read the first paragraph, I assumed this was a story from The Onion....
"Very low food security"? :crazy:
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liberal N proud Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Nov-21-06 04:21 PM
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2. They abolished hunger just like Reagun did unemployment.
Amazing how these republican assholes work wonders with the stats.
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azurnoir Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Nov-21-06 04:22 PM
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3. The "ministry of propaganda" sez so
We don't have hunger, we have people that are "insecure" about food. This reminds me of an episode of Babylon 5, I think the characters name was Julie Musante', "before you can deal with a problem you have to reframe it"
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