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2011-10-15 Europe
EU considering massive cuts to food aid for poor
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Posted by tipper 2011-10-15 12:33|| E-Mail|| Front Page|| [6469 views ]  Top

#1 How about cutting Paleos off first?
Posted by g(r)omgoru 2011-10-15 15:38||   2011-10-15 15:38|| Front Page Top

#2 What poor?

I thought the EU was a socialist paradise, and we all know no one's poor in paradise.
Posted by Barbara 2011-10-15 17:17||   2011-10-15 17:17|| Front Page Top

#3 It's a POOR attitude to getting off their arse and getting a job.
Posted by Bright Pebbles 2011-10-15 17:28||   2011-10-15 17:28|| Front Page Top

#4 Sure, Bright Pebbles, can you tell me what the cheapest food item there is in Tescos? Nah, didn't think so. Try noodles for 11p and live on them after fuel poverty, ie, no electric or gas, you fucking genius.
Posted by Rhodesiafever 2011-10-15 18:05||   2011-10-15 18:05|| Front Page Top

#5 since your previous comment complained about Bad being "personal", I suppose this was sarcasm?
Posted by Frank G 2011-10-15 18:35||   2011-10-15 18:35|| Front Page Top

#6 Nope, FrankG, it was not sarcasm, you doing a lot og supposing this time of day.
Posted by Rhodesiafever 2011-10-15 19:25||   2011-10-15 19:25|| Front Page Top

#7 Rhodesiafever, just munch on them and use a copious amount of water to wash them down. You can also soak them in water for a while. No doubt it isn't a treat, but is is edible. Mix with a can of flaked tuna fish (40p-50p), to get some protein.

Oh yeah, and get a job, even a minimum wage one, or even two of them. I did it once when in need, so can you.
Posted by twobyfour 2011-10-15 19:38||   2011-10-15 19:38|| Front Page Top

#8 *of
Posted by Rhodesiafever 2011-10-15 19:39||   2011-10-15 19:39|| Front Page Top

#9 lol, 2x4, thanks for the advice, I will certainly try that whilst working at the Insurance Company for minimum bucks with a responsibility for issuing $6500 cheques, you a$$. I am not enamoured of you assuming things and am trying to be polite. I always thought that folkhere were. more or less on the same side, but that seems to be less so now.
Posted by Rhodesiafever 2011-10-15 19:52||   2011-10-15 19:52|| Front Page Top

#10 Just an aside, 2x4, when your car gets torched or crashed and you can' t get to work, I really hope I'm dealing with your claim. Mmmm, that feels better.
Posted by Rhodesiafever 2011-10-15 20:14||   2011-10-15 20:14|| Front Page Top

#11 A single potato is probably cheaper. I lived on them and canned tomatoes for about 9 months when I was skint.
Posted by Bright Pebbles 2011-10-15 20:43||   2011-10-15 20:43|| Front Page Top

#12 Jolly good for you, Bright Pebbles. And what did your child eat, or were you not allowed children due to market forces?
Posted by Rhodesiafever 2011-10-15 20:54||   2011-10-15 20:54|| Front Page Top

#13 Seems to me folk here remain more or less on the same side: "down twinkles" on whiney bitches. Betcha BP's cheap potatoes had thicker skins.
Posted by RandomJD 2011-10-15 21:08||   2011-10-15 21:08|| Front Page Top

#14 Yep, all them children in food poverty sure as hell got thick skins, I'm sure.
Posted by Rhodesiafever 2011-10-15 21:32||   2011-10-15 21:32|| Front Page Top

#15 Rhodesiafever,

1. Car crash - I used a bicycle and then I've got a cheap scooter ($200). Lost a job (decent paying) at that time.

2. I took two min. wage jobs.

3. My newborn (wifey too) had enough nutrition with my two jobs. I had to noodle through personally before the second job came up.

4. In two yeas, I was able to save about $700, and manged to get some friends to loan me about $3k. I bought some gear (computer, scanner, software, then it was not cheap in mid-80's) and started a pre-press biz. My wifey left us, so that was a bit easier on my pocket despite taking my daughter to a private day care on weekdays. Fortunately, my apartment, office and day care were within 6km radius, so I walked most of the time.

See, I could have been depressed right after the car crash, but with a positive attitude, it worked out. In three and half years, I was doing reasonably well.
Posted by twobyfour 2011-10-15 21:56||   2011-10-15 21:56|| Front Page Top

#16 Very masterful that, quote, 'whiney bitches' and thick skins, after saying we're all on the same side. For me and my thin whiney skin, I will say I am not on your side now, your attitude is arrogant and disgraceful in the extreme. War on terror, indeed.
Posted by Rhodesiafever 2011-10-15 22:01||   2011-10-15 22:01|| Front Page Top

#17 Show me children in poverty and I'll show you
a) fiscally incompetent parents
b) crackhead/pothead parents
c) both
Posted by twobyfour 2011-10-15 22:04||   2011-10-15 22:04|| Front Page Top

#18 My apologies for the gratuitous jab, RF, but (a) it's Saturday night and I'm a tad lit, so imagine we're in a bar just funnin' around, and (b) really, isn't "whiney bitchez with thin skins" what the WOT all comes down to? Isn't that the entire Islamic world, in a nutshell? For [whatever lame excuse or self-serving rationale] the world owes us?

It gets old, fast, because every person here has experienced privation and hardship at some point in their lives, present company included - and I don't mean I once had to drink domestic wine with a vinegary bouquet. If they're not experiencing it right now, I'd bet it's because they performed a near-miracle, or ten, under God's protection, so they and/or their children would never have to endure it again.

What's provoking certain of us, I think, is the attitude that your experience of the human condition is unique and makes you uniquely entitled to . . . something. So relax. Step away. This will all seem quite silly tomorrow.
Posted by RandomJD 2011-10-15 22:32||   2011-10-15 22:32|| Front Page Top

#19 My takeaway from reading the article is that the program has become too expensive for the desired effect, and ia time of limited funds, is being discontinued in favour of more other programs that more cost-effectively meet the need.

The other thought that comes to mind is that in Britain, at least, obesity rather than hunger is a mark of poverty, and that more often straitened circumstances are seen among the "skint" too proud to go on the dole.
Posted by trailing wife 2011-10-15 22:36||   2011-10-15 22:36|| Front Page Top

#20 The third thought that comes to mind is that I really need to do a better job of proofreading.
ia = in a
more other... pick one of them, please

Let's acknowledge that there are children in real poverty through no fault of their parents, and adults likewise. But not many in the West these days.

We are all on the same side, Rhodesiafever. I'm sorry you're struggling right now, but you have what it takes to come out right in the end, and probably sooner rather than later.
Posted by trailing wife 2011-10-15 23:11||   2011-10-15 23:11|| Front Page Top

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23:40 Secret Asian Man (New Delhi)
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22:32 RandomJD
22:27 JohnQC
22:04 twobyfour
22:01 Rhodesiafever
21:56 twobyfour
21:54 JohnQC
21:32 Rhodesiafever
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