Saturday, July 19, 2008

I'm no journalist, but

Original post is below.

Furthermore, from Global Food Crisis series at the Washington Post:

"Beef or goat meat is now so expensive -- about $1.20 for a tiny portion -- that the family has given up meat completely, eating cheap dried fish instead. Rather than seasoning their sauces with vegetables and peanuts, they now use the tough leaves of baobab trees, the gnarly giants that flourish here in the dry lands south of the Sahara.

To soften the sour taste of the leaves, Lingani mixes in potash, a paste made by boiling down water strained through ashes from wood fires."

That's right. They're seasoning their food with ashes.
If you're gonna write about people struggling to buy groceries, you might not want to make these two stars the focus of your story:

For Some Ohians, Even Meat is Out of Reach
Hedy, Hedy, Hedy.

It's not fair to judge these people. And they can't drive, so they don't have easy access to healthy, inexpensive food.


Here. Read this: Africa's Hungry Horn

Especially this part:

"In recent months, aid workers have seen a 400 percent rise in the number of young children slipping through the stages of malnutrition: first becoming listless and withdrawn, their arms and legs growing thinner, their skin peeling off as it dies, and finally their bodies swelling, a condition caused by severe protein deficiency."

Then look at these two fat fucks again and tell me who is really suffering?
I am listening to: The washing machine
I am reading: Nothing
And I am: Disgusted


DewMama said...

It says "enlarge" under their picture in the article...

Moe Wanchuk said...

I've always wondered what it would be like to get nekked with a fat chick. I don't know why. This is the 1st personal trait of mine that you probably think is kinda weird, eh?

Hedy said...

No, Moe. Not the first.

Posolxstvo I said...

This comment used to be a lot longer. You have a point, that our poor don't have it nearly as bad as around the world. But I think you might be interested in reading The Omnivore's Dilemma (if you haven't already done so), as I think it would provide some insight as to why the poorest people in America seem to be the heaviest.

Short answer: cheap corn based foods.

Hedy said...

Thanks, Pos. I'll check it out.

Anonymous said...

So they need a lift to get to work... I would say any job within a one hour walking distance would be good for them. Sure it would mean two hours less (per day) of TV but think of what it would do for their health and well being. In fact, I bet their cable/internet bill is around $75... they could afford non corn based fatty foods if they used that extra $75 to buy healthier food.
Sometimes back to the basics is good for people.

As for the starving kids in Africa... use some of the money that is being stolen from the country's diamond mines... use that to assist the poor. The policies of the diamond industry cause more starvation than anything else... blame De Beers and engaged women...

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