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Old 11-24-10, 08:49 PM   #51
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Re: The Official Media bias thread ptIII

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Old 11-29-10, 08:39 PM   #52
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New York Times on the Climategate memos:

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New motto for the NYT: "All the news that fits our ideology."
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Old 11-29-10, 10:17 PM   #53
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New York Times on the Climategate memos:



New York Times on the Wikileaks memos:



New motto for the NYT: "All the news that fits our ideology."
Cross reference here:

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http://forum.dvdtalk.com/10516863-post293.html
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Old 12-01-10, 10:56 PM   #54
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This article is great. Link
Apparently by blocking a nutrition bill that is part of Michelle Obama's fight against childhood obesity the GOP "blocked legislation to feed school meals to thousands more hungry children."

I'd like to know, how many of those thousands of hungry kids are fatties?
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Old 12-02-10, 08:09 AM   #55
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Old 12-02-10, 08:12 AM   #56
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Apparently by blocking a nutrition bill that is part of Michelle Obama's fight against childhood obesity the GOP "blocked legislation to feed school meals to thousands more hungry children."

I'd like to know, how many of those thousands of hungry kids are fatties?


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The bill would provide money to serve more than 20 million additional after-school meals annually to children in all 50 states. Many of those children now only receive after-school snacks. It would also increase the number of children eligible for school meals programs by at least 115,000, using Medicaid and census data to identify them.
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Old 12-02-10, 08:48 AM   #57
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Re: The Official Media bias thread ptIII

Stupid hungry kids. 18 million of those meals would have one bite out of them and end up in the trash. When I was a kid we killed our food on the way to school, 3 miles in the snow with a gun at our side. Nobody starved to death.
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Old 12-02-10, 09:10 AM   #58
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The bill would provide money to serve more than 20 million additional after-school meals annually to children in all 50 states. Many of those children now only receive after-school snacks. It would also increase the number of children eligible for school meals programs by at least 115,000, using Medicaid and census data to identify them.
Why exactly should schools be providing dinner for kids? If the kids are from poor families, isn't that what food stamps are for?
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Old 12-02-10, 09:27 AM   #59
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Because some of those parents don't spend the food stamps on the kids?
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Old 12-02-10, 09:52 AM   #60
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Re: The Official Media bias thread ptIII

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Because some of those parents don't spend the food stamps on the kids?
Shouldn’t that be an indictment of the food stamp program more than an impetus to expand another program?
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Old 12-02-10, 10:29 AM   #62
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Shouldn’t that be an indictment of the food stamp program more than an impetus to expand another program?
eh. its easier to throw more money at it
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Old 12-02-10, 10:35 AM   #63
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It'd be much easier if the Fed just started printing money on sheets of a high-protein, wafer-like substance.
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Old 12-02-10, 10:42 AM   #64
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School lunches...don't get me started. If people can't feed their kids they need to take a long hard look in the mirror. That should be your number one priority as a parent. Before feeding yourself, before having a roof over your head, anything. If you can't do that, maybe you should consider adoption, or some fucking birth control.

Recieving school lunches fucks these kid's heads up. They're 6 years old and they're already recieving hand outs. They'll never recover.

And the government food that our tax dollars pay to shovel into these kids is pure poison. They'd be better off without it.

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Old 12-02-10, 11:48 AM   #65
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"Sorry you've got rickets, Billy, but maybe your dad should take a long hard look in the mirror. Now get the hell off school property."
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Old 12-02-10, 11:58 AM   #66
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Recieving school lunches fucks these kid's heads up. Their 6 years old and they're already recieving hand outs. They'll never recover.
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Old 12-02-10, 12:06 PM   #67
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"Sorry you've got rickets, Billy, but maybe your dad should take a long hard look in the mirror. Now get the hell off school property."
I think 2 meals + afternoon snack is more than enough for schools to provide children. I know it sucks, but children often suffer for the idiocy and selfishness of their parents. Should we have cops walk in my neighborhood and hand out vitamins to the toddler's downing mountain dew because their parents either don't know enough about nutrition or don't care enough about their kids to make them drink water?
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Old 12-02-10, 12:09 PM   #68
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I think 2 meals + afternoon snack is more than enough for schools to provide children. I know it sucks, but children often suffer for the idiocy and selfishness of their parents. Should we have cops walk in my neighborhood and hand out vitamins to the toddler's downing mountain dew because their parents either don't know enough about nutrition or don't care enough about their kids to make them drink water?
I'm sure we can hire some college kids to do it, as cops are quite expensive to hire due to their overtime rules.
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Old 12-02-10, 12:10 PM   #69
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There's a college kid in my neighborhood that's known to sell "vitamins".
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Old 12-02-10, 02:24 PM   #70
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Sorry bleeding hearts, my mind is made up on this issue. My wife teaches in a title 1 school here in California, which means >75% of students are on free or reduced lunch. But all her students have cel phones and xBoxes and new sneakers. The families have excessive discretionary income because they don't have to pay to feed their kids. Meanwhile I pay to feed my kid and I pay my taxes that feed their kids.

The net effect of feeding the poor is that it frees up their discretionary income to spend on foolish things that keep them poor.

And the government over spends on poor quality food and most of it ends up in the trash.

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Old 12-02-10, 05:58 PM   #71
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It increases the number of school meals by 20 million annually. Plus another 60ish million, if the 115K estimated eligible but unenrolled students get 3 meals, 180 days a year. Putting the average inflation adjusted cost of a meal at $2.50 times 80 million puts the total cost around $2 billion.

So the anti-hunger portion of the bill costs $2 billion and yet the bill cuts $2.2 billion from the food stamp program to help pay for the $4.5 billion total cost.

So is it really an anti-hunger bill, which the article used to bash the GOP, or is it an anti-obesity bill, which the article used to praise Michelle?


PS. It passed and is on it's way to the WH.
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Old 12-02-10, 10:41 PM   #73
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Sorry bleeding hearts, my mind is made up on this issue. My wife teaches in a title 1 school here in California, which means >75% of students are on free or reduced lunch. But all her students have cel phones and xBoxes and new sneakers. The families have excessive discretionary income because they don't have to pay to feed their kids. Meanwhile I pay to feed my kid and I pay my taxes that feed their kids.

The net effect of feeding the poor is that it frees up their discretionary income to spend on foolish things that keep them poor.

And the government over spends on poor quality food and most of it ends up in the trash.
I second that as a high school teacher in CA. My school has 80% of the students on the free/reduced lunch program. The students dump anything "healthy" and then go home and play Call of Duty on Xbox live with their friends..... does not make sense to me.
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Old 12-02-10, 11:33 PM   #74
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I thought all kids were obese.

Is this like the "global warming/coming ice age" thing where we just flip between the two extremes so that there is a lot of sympathy over an imagined problem?

Especially when we are talking about an after school meal instead of an after school snack?

Show me the data on malnurished youth in America. I've seen the data on obesity.

Or do we screen those that get the after school meal and tell the fatties they have to wait until the before school breakfast to eat?
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As a member of the school board I'm sure you'll be hearing about this bill, Dave. The National School Board Assc., National School Admin. Assc. and a few others opposed it because it imposes unfunded mandates and other regulations. Currently the feds control most lunch programs by regulating what meals are eligible for federal reimbursement. The bill, about to be a new law, empowers the Dept. of Agriculture to regulate all food sold on school grounds with the "possible, limited exemptions" for fundraiser sales.

Here's the summary: http://thomas.loc.gov/cgi-bin/bdquer...:@@@D&summ2=m&
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