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It is getting bad out there.
I live in the country and the church at the end of the road started doing "lunch truck" day 1 saturday a month and I was astonished this morning when I saw about a hundred vehicles waiting for it.

I heard a interesting comment on jim cedarstroms show the other day about how this is just as bad as the great depression, the only difference is they're hiding it with SNAPS. If it wasn't for that there would be 48 million americans in soup lines. Pretty neat trick huh? (by the way if you guys want some real news from the radio find his show money talks on your local am, usually mid day.

This is an extenuation of trins thread from a little while ago where he mentioned all the kids and grandkids moving back in with the parents.

On another note, out of those hundred or so vehicles most were not 10 years old and a lot of suv's. I don't know quite how to feel about that; people claiming they're starving while driving nicer newer rides than me and the wife have. Bad decision on their part to get suckered into the 0% loans, or people freeloading off of any system they can. I'm used to seeing this in the ghettos and cities but out in the country too, even those of us who consider ourselves awake have know idea how bad things are about to get.
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It won't get too bad...that is until the food supply is disrupted.

Americans with empty bellies and lots of guns are going to be difficult to control.
The engravings translate to "This space intentionally left blank."

The prayer is inscribed in an ancient script, rarely used today. It seems to be a philippic against small insects, absent-mindedness, and the picking up and dropping of small objects.

The gate is open; through it you can see a desolation, with a pile of mangled bodies in one corner. Thousands of voices, lamenting some hideous fate, can be heard.
The way through the gate is barred by evil spirits, who jeer at your attempts to pass.
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It won't get too bad...that is until the food supply is disrupted.

Americans with empty bellies and lots of guns are going to be difficult to control.
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Precisely. When I was a kid if you went to the grocery or hardware store and they were out of something you asked and they went in the back and got more. There is no back of the stores anymore. POS systems and computers with the greed of companies not wanting to stock something they wouldn't sell that day or week cut out inventory.

Speaking of inventory, go to home depot or lowes and try to by enough of anything to do a whole house with. 12 vent covers or 22 light switch covers. This makes me think the large corps already know what is about to happen and don't want to have their money tied up in stock when it does.
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It won't get too bad...that is until the food supply is disrupted.

Americans with empty bellies and lots of guns are going to be difficult to control.
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all according to plan, nothing happening here is by chance or accident
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It won't get too bad...that is until the food supply is disrupted.

Americans with empty bellies and lots of guns are going to be difficult to control.
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That's a scary thought. Hungry people get crazed, especially if they are watching their children fade away from hunger. It would get ugly fast.
"Arrows of hate have been shot at me too, but they never hit me, because somehow they belonged to another world, with which I have no connection whatsoever." - Albert Einstein
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It won't get too bad...that is until the food supply is disrupted.

Americans with empty bellies and lots of guns are going to be difficult to control.
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That's a scary thought. Hungry people get crazed, especially if they are watching their children fade away from hunger. It would get ugly fast.
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I've spent a lot of time contemplating this which is why I moved out to the country. If an emp or any break in the supply line happened, you'd start hearing gun fire in your neighborhoods within 3 days.
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It won't get too bad...that is until the food supply is disrupted.

Americans with empty bellies and lots of guns are going to be difficult to control.
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That's a scary thought. Hungry people get crazed, especially if they are watching their children fade away from hunger. It would get ugly fast.
 Quoting: Earth Daughter


I've spent a lot of time contemplating this which is why I moved out to the country. If an emp or any break in the supply line happened, you'd start hearing gun fire in your neighborhoods within 3 days.
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3 days? more like 3 hours, even out in country towns, king of the mountain in regards to some older farmer getting capped by some farm hands.
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It won't get too bad...that is until the food supply is disrupted.

Americans with empty bellies and lots of guns are going to be difficult to control.
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That's a scary thought. Hungry people get crazed, especially if they are watching their children fade away from hunger. It would get ugly fast.
 Quoting: Earth Daughter


I've spent a lot of time contemplating this which is why I moved out to the country. If an emp or any break in the supply line happened, you'd start hearing gun fire in your neighborhoods within 3 days.
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Which is why you might not need a gun until you need one.

And when you need one...there will be plenty on the ground. Just pick one up.
The engravings translate to "This space intentionally left blank."

The prayer is inscribed in an ancient script, rarely used today. It seems to be a philippic against small insects, absent-mindedness, and the picking up and dropping of small objects.

The gate is open; through it you can see a desolation, with a pile of mangled bodies in one corner. Thousands of voices, lamenting some hideous fate, can be heard.
The way through the gate is barred by evil spirits, who jeer at your attempts to pass.
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It won't get too bad...that is until the food supply is disrupted.

Americans with empty bellies and lots of guns are going to be difficult to control.
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That's a scary thought. Hungry people get crazed, especially if they are watching their children fade away from hunger. It would get ugly fast.
 Quoting: Earth Daughter


I've spent a lot of time contemplating this which is why I moved out to the country. If an emp or any break in the supply line happened, you'd start hearing gun fire in your neighborhoods within 3 days.
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It's definately good to have a plan for those three days if you still live in the burbs. I would take my family and head straight to my brother's country home. Probably our whole family would meet up there. There is safety in numbers.
"Arrows of hate have been shot at me too, but they never hit me, because somehow they belonged to another world, with which I have no connection whatsoever." - Albert Einstein
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It won't get too bad...that is until the food supply is disrupted.

Americans with empty bellies and lots of guns are going to be difficult to control.
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That's a scary thought. Hungry people get crazed, especially if they are watching their children fade away from hunger. It would get ugly fast.
 Quoting: Earth Daughter


I've spent a lot of time contemplating this which is why I moved out to the country. If an emp or any break in the supply line happened, you'd start hearing gun fire in your neighborhoods within 3 days.
 Quoting: Anonymous Coward 21599007


3 days? more like 3 hours, even out in country towns, king of the mountain in regards to some older farmer getting capped by some farm hands.
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Most folks would still have enough food for a few days. Plus most people think they are going to be rescued by the government well within that time, or that services will resume soon. So they hold out a bit. But as time wears on and the food is gone... watch out.

Smart people would get out of Dodge.
"Arrows of hate have been shot at me too, but they never hit me, because somehow they belonged to another world, with which I have no connection whatsoever." - Albert Einstein
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They hid it during the depression too. They managed to hide 7 million Americans that starved to death during that one. They hid it so well that when Steinbeck wrote The Grapes of Wrath, nobody believed it was actualy going on.

Darryl F. Zanuck bought the movie rights. He was a patriotic American and was concerned he might be slandering the country he loved by making America look bad if he made the film. He was especialy concerned if the alegations steinback was making wern't true. Like everybody else, the true horror of the situation had been hidden from him.

Zanuck hired private investigators to read the book then dress up as bums and go to the indigant labor camps in California to see if the conditions really were as bad as Steinbeck made them out to be. After spending a few days in them, the PIs reported back that they were worse than what Steinbeck said they were, and Zanuck, being an honest man, made the movie true to the book despite his own personal reservations.

True story.
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Depression you say?
Food shortages?
Ha! This is everyday life for poor people and have been for a long time.
We are used to this, welcome to our world now.
Maybe soon everyone else will now know the hell we have been living for decades.
Don't worry though unlike our rich fellow Americans, we, the poor, share our meager meals.hf
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Depression you say?
Food shortages?
Ha! This is everyday life for poor people and have been for a long time.
We are used to this, welcome to our world now.
Maybe soon everyone else will now know the hell we have been living for decades.
Don't worry though unlike our rich fellow Americans, we, the poor, share our meager meals.hf
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If you're posting on this website, you aren't poor like people in the 'third world' countries are poor.

If you want to see poor...go to Mexico to the barrio and look around.
The engravings translate to "This space intentionally left blank."

The prayer is inscribed in an ancient script, rarely used today. It seems to be a philippic against small insects, absent-mindedness, and the picking up and dropping of small objects.

The gate is open; through it you can see a desolation, with a pile of mangled bodies in one corner. Thousands of voices, lamenting some hideous fate, can be heard.
The way through the gate is barred by evil spirits, who jeer at your attempts to pass.
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Depression you say?
Food shortages?
Ha! This is everyday life for poor people and have been for a long time.
We are used to this, welcome to our world now.
Maybe soon everyone else will now know the hell we have been living for decades.
Don't worry though unlike our rich fellow Americans, we, the poor, share our meager meals.hf
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If you're posting on this website, you aren't poor like people in the 'third world' countries are poor.

If you want to see poor...go to Mexico to the barrio and look around.
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Right! Poor huh? Computers, high speed internet, no doubt a plasma tv. Priority's, as rare as common sense it seems.
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Depression you say?
Food shortages?
Ha! This is everyday life for poor people and have been for a long time.
We are used to this, welcome to our world now.
Maybe soon everyone else will now know the hell we have been living for decades.
Don't worry though unlike our rich fellow Americans, we, the poor, share our meager meals.hf
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If you're posting on this website, you aren't poor like people in the 'third world' countries are poor.

If you want to see poor...go to Mexico to the barrio and look around.
 Quoting: Jonny Blaze


Right! Poor huh? Computers, high speed internet, no doubt a plasma tv. Priority's, as rare as common sense it seems.
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Or he's posting from the library, sitting in front of the dumpster he lives in, or his mother's basement he just moved back into. Didn't trinity just go over that ground already?
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Depression you say?
Food shortages?
Ha! This is everyday life for poor people and have been for a long time.
We are used to this, welcome to our world now.
Maybe soon everyone else will now know the hell we have been living for decades.
Don't worry though unlike our rich fellow Americans, we, the poor, share our meager meals.hf
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If you're posting on this website, you aren't poor like people in the 'third world' countries are poor.

If you want to see poor...go to Mexico to the barrio and look around.
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No shit Sherlock!
we also are not talking about other countries here, we are talking about America.
I never said I was as poor as people in 3rd world countries.
Yet we are still poor by America's standards.
We survive on less than 10k a year, do you?
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They hid it during the depression too. They managed to hide 7 million Americans that starved to death during that one. They hid it so well that when Steinbeck wrote The Grapes of Wrath, nobody believed it was actualy going on.

Darryl F. Zanuck bought the movie rights. He was a patriotic American and was concerned he might be slandering the country he loved by making America look bad if he made the film. He was especialy concerned if the alegations steinback was making wern't true. Like everybody else, the true horror of the situation had been hidden from him.

Zanuck hired private investigators to read the book then dress up as bums and go to the indigant labor camps in California to see if the conditions really were as bad as Steinbeck made them out to be. After spending a few days in them, the PIs reported back that they were worse than what Steinbeck said they were, and Zanuck, being an honest man, made the movie true to the book despite his own personal reservations.

True story.
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One scary difference is that before the great depression 96% of americans were self employed and the same percent had the knowledge and experience to be self sustainable; hunting, fishing, gardening, farming, preserving food, fixing shit. Then, THE NEW DEAL, and those numbers were instantly reversed, thanks FDR.
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Depression you say?
Food shortages?
Ha! This is everyday life for poor people and have been for a long time.
We are used to this, welcome to our world now.
Maybe soon everyone else will now know the hell we have been living for decades.
Don't worry though unlike our rich fellow Americans, we, the poor, share our meager meals.hf
 Quoting: Anonymous Coward 21037010


If you're posting on this website, you aren't poor like people in the 'third world' countries are poor.

If you want to see poor...go to Mexico to the barrio and look around.
 Quoting: Jonny Blaze


Right! Poor huh? Computers, high speed internet, no doubt a plasma tv. Priority's, as rare as common sense it seems.
 Quoting: Anonymous Coward 21599007


Or he's posting from the library, sitting in front of the dumpster he lives in, or his mother's basement he just moved back into. Didn't trinity just go over that ground already?
 Quoting: Anonymous Coward 21087465

I love how people assume things
I am married, live in a mobile home bought and paid for, and survive just fine on 10k a year because it has always been like that for my family.
We grew up poor and I married for love so I'm still poor but we get by.
We know how to hunt here and these rough times everyone is bitching about now, well we've had them for years so what's new?
I'd like to see you high and mighty "oh you're not poor because you don't live in a 3rd world country" come live on 10k a year!
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Depression you say?
Food shortages?
Ha! This is everyday life for poor people and have been for a long time.
We are used to this, welcome to our world now.
Maybe soon everyone else will now know the hell we have been living for decades.
Don't worry though unlike our rich fellow Americans, we, the poor, share our meager meals.hf
 Quoting: Anonymous Coward 21037010


If you're posting on this website, you aren't poor like people in the 'third world' countries are poor.

If you want to see poor...go to Mexico to the barrio and look around.
 Quoting: Jonny Blaze


No shit Sherlock!
we also are not talking about other countries here, we are talking about America.
I never said I was as poor as people in 3rd world countries.
Yet we are still poor by America's standards.
We survive on less than 10k a year, do you?
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Elementary my dear Watson.

The point is, the poor in this country would be considered middle class in others. Most people in Egypt, for example survive on less than 2 dollars a day...less than 800 bucks a year.

It's all relative. But look at them. Look at the riots across the middle east right now and last year's 'arab spring'. They tell you it's because of a video this time.

It's because their hungry.

When this country experiences REAL hunger, you will see an explosion of violence that will shake the entire world.

That's why I bet that TBTB will try to disarm before they deny us food.

There's no need to get into a pissing contest over how badass being poor is. It's not cool to starve to death. This I know from experience.

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The engravings translate to "This space intentionally left blank."

The prayer is inscribed in an ancient script, rarely used today. It seems to be a philippic against small insects, absent-mindedness, and the picking up and dropping of small objects.

The gate is open; through it you can see a desolation, with a pile of mangled bodies in one corner. Thousands of voices, lamenting some hideous fate, can be heard.
The way through the gate is barred by evil spirits, who jeer at your attempts to pass.
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If you're posting on this website, you aren't poor like people in the 'third world' countries are poor.

If you want to see poor...go to Mexico to the barrio and look around.
 Quoting: Jonny Blaze


Right! Poor huh? Computers, high speed internet, no doubt a plasma tv. Priority's, as rare as common sense it seems.
 Quoting: Anonymous Coward 21599007


Or he's posting from the library, sitting in front of the dumpster he lives in, or his mother's basement he just moved back into. Didn't trinity just go over that ground already?
 Quoting: Anonymous Coward 21087465

I love how people assume things
I am married, live in a mobile home bought and paid for, and survive just fine on 10k a year because it has always been like that for my family.
We grew up poor and I married for love so I'm still poor but we get by.
We know how to hunt here and these rough times everyone is bitching about now, well we've had them for years so what's new?
I'd like to see you high and mighty "oh you're not poor because you don't live in a 3rd world country" come live on 10k a year!
 Quoting: Anonymous Coward 21037010


Good for you. You are a perfect example of how Americans choose to be poor but you break the mold by bragging about it. I wish more people would follow your lead and own that they like being "poor".**

**By choice, as it is not really poor compared to the real world.
You m-m-m-muh-make me HAAA-PEEE.

Psalm 34:14 - Depart from evil, and do good; seek peace, and pursue it.

Romans 5:8 - But God commendeth his love toward us, in that, while we were yet sinners, Christ died for us.
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Right! Poor huh? Computers, high speed internet, no doubt a plasma tv. Priority's, as rare as common sense it seems.
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Or he's posting from the library, sitting in front of the dumpster he lives in, or his mother's basement he just moved back into. Didn't trinity just go over that ground already?
 Quoting: Anonymous Coward 21087465

I love how people assume things
I am married, live in a mobile home bought and paid for, and survive just fine on 10k a year because it has always been like that for my family.
We grew up poor and I married for love so I'm still poor but we get by.
We know how to hunt here and these rough times everyone is bitching about now, well we've had them for years so what's new?
I'd like to see you high and mighty "oh you're not poor because you don't live in a 3rd world country" come live on 10k a year!
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Good for you. You are a perfect example of how Americans choose to be poor but you break the mold by bragging about it. I wish more people would follow your lead and own that they like being "poor".**

**By choice, as it is not really poor compared to the real world.
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synchronicity. We are seeing the same thing here.
The engravings translate to "This space intentionally left blank."

The prayer is inscribed in an ancient script, rarely used today. It seems to be a philippic against small insects, absent-mindedness, and the picking up and dropping of small objects.

The gate is open; through it you can see a desolation, with a pile of mangled bodies in one corner. Thousands of voices, lamenting some hideous fate, can be heard.
The way through the gate is barred by evil spirits, who jeer at your attempts to pass.
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That's the FOX news strategy at work. Monkey see, monkey do. FOX doesn't actualy have any reporters anywhere out gathering facts. Their news gathering mostly consists of playing some clips off the internet I already saw three days ago. Aside from that, they have a couple of assholes in a studio just making up bullshit as they go along. Without any real facts gathered by real reporters they have to quite a bit of assuming of things most of the time.

The average idiot at home soon follows their lead. No facts needed, just make up a bunch of shit off the top of their shit heads and call it facts. It's a disease that is making Americans more stupid as every day goes by.
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It won't get too bad...that is until the food supply is disrupted.

Americans with empty bellies and lots of guns are going to be difficult to control.
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That's a scary thought. Hungry people get crazed, especially if they are watching their children fade away from hunger. It would get ugly fast.
 Quoting: Earth Daughter


I've spent a lot of time contemplating this which is why I moved out to the country. If an emp or any break in the supply line happened, you'd start hearing gun fire in your neighborhoods within 3 days.
 Quoting: Anonymous Coward 21599007


It's definately good to have a plan for those three days if you still live in the burbs. I would take my family and head straight to my brother's country home. Probably our whole family would meet up there. There is safety in numbers.
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You'll NEVER make it! In this situation, you must ACT, not REACT! NOBODY is quicker on the draw. than the MAN that set the trap!

Decision time....
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It won't get too bad...that is until the food supply is disrupted.

Americans with empty bellies and lots of guns are going to be difficult to control.
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That's a scary thought. Hungry people get crazed, especially if they are watching their children fade away from hunger. It would get ugly fast.
 Quoting: Earth Daughter


I've spent a lot of time contemplating this which is why I moved out to the country. If an emp or any break in the supply line happened, you'd start hearing gun fire in your neighborhoods within 3 days.
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Lmao. Last year a tornado took out the power in a large city near by. A huge liquor store was emptied with in 30 minutes without a single purchase. People have no idea of the chaos that alarms and cops hold back.
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If you're posting on this website, you aren't poor like people in the 'third world' countries are poor.

If you want to see poor...go to Mexico to the barrio and look around.
 Quoting: Jonny Blaze


Right! Poor huh? Computers, high speed internet, no doubt a plasma tv. Priority's, as rare as common sense it seems.
 Quoting: Anonymous Coward 21599007


Or he's posting from the library, sitting in front of the dumpster he lives in, or his mother's basement he just moved back into. Didn't trinity just go over that ground already?
 Quoting: Anonymous Coward 21087465

I love how people assume things
I am married, live in a mobile home bought and paid for, and survive just fine on 10k a year because it has always been like that for my family.
We grew up poor and I married for love so I'm still poor but we get by.
We know how to hunt here and these rough times everyone is bitching about now, well we've had them for years so what's new?
I'd like to see you high and mighty "oh you're not poor because you don't live in a 3rd world country" come live on 10k a year!
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Why would anyone WANT to live on 10k a year...

My husbands coworkers family is from Vietnam and we were talking about how poor people are in other parts of the world and I asked him if it was hard seeing that for himself when he vistit Vietnam and he said he came back early from his trip. It was too hard to see.

My people I see begging for money are kind of overweight...why is that?
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Sub-Saharan Arfica has the poorest people in the world. Evenin Indai where they aren't as poor several cities, with 10 million plus pepole have over 50% of the population being homeless. Eaxample, Delhi has 16 million people and 9 million are homeless...

wikipedia: At least 78 million people are homeless in India despite the country growing in global economic stature.[1]

However, it still ranks as the 124th wealthiest country in the world as of 2003.[1] More than 90 million people in India make less than $1 USD per day, thus setting them below the global poverty threshold.[1] The ability of the Government of India to tacke urban homelessness and poverty may be affected in the future by both external and internal factors.[1] The number of people living in slums in India has more than doubled in the past two decades and now exceeds the entire population of Britain, the Indian Government has announced.[2] The number of people living in slums is projected to rise to 93 million in 2011 or 7.75 percent of the total population almost double the population of Britain.[3] Prior to the release of Slumdog Millionaire in 2008, Mumbai was a slum tourist destination for slumming where homeless people and slum dwellers alike could be openely viewed at by tourists.[4]
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Re: It is getting bad out there.
have been breaking into the preps last few weeks, making large dishes sharing with my daughters and son, still having to go to the grocery store and its costing me probably 50 more bucks a week then from the spring. Thank God I can, dehydrate, garden and watch for sales and specials. Its a full time job!
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09/22/2012 05:52 PM
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Frankly, I don't give a rat's ass about the poor of other countries. When we take care of the American poor, then I'll worry about the slumdogs and bobos around the Globe.

This attitude, 'well, it could be worse,' is exactly what is dragging the USA into third world status. Fuck the third world, I don't be 'third world'.
(GLP aka American Jedi)

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09/22/2012 05:52 PM
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Everyone should be growing their own food AND it should be the number 1 class in school, just above maths and english.
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09/22/2012 05:54 PM
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They hid it during the depression too. They managed to hide 7 million Americans that starved to death during that one. They hid it so well that when Steinbeck wrote The Grapes of Wrath, nobody believed it was actualy going on.

Darryl F. Zanuck bought the movie rights. He was a patriotic American and was concerned he might be slandering the country he loved by making America look bad if he made the film. He was especialy concerned if the alegations steinback was making wern't true. Like everybody else, the true horror of the situation had been hidden from him.

Zanuck hired private investigators to read the book then dress up as bums and go to the indigant labor camps in California to see if the conditions really were as bad as Steinbeck made them out to be. After spending a few days in them, the PIs reported back that they were worse than what Steinbeck said they were, and Zanuck, being an honest man, made the movie true to the book despite his own personal reservations.

True story.
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I read the Grapes of Wrath years ago. It sickened and stunned me at the conditions and poverty and want.

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