Tag Archive: Hunger


A Brazilian Street Artist Has Created The World Cup’s First Viral Image

 

 

 

Eat A Football

Courtesy of Paulo Ito. https://www.flickr.com/photos/pauloito/13998946669

 

 

” On May 10, Brazilian artist Paulo Ito posted this mural on the doors of a schoolhouse in São Paulo’s Pompeia district. Less than a week later, it has become an international sensation, drawing huge attention on Facebook. It has also taken off in Brazil—a post on the popular Facebook page TV Revolta has been shared and liked more than 40,000 times.*

  I first saw the image when The Nation’s Dave Zirin posted it on Twitter. The portrait of a weeping, starving Brazilian child with nothing to eat but a soccer ball is so simple and evocative that you don’t need to know much about Brazil to wrap your head around it. All you have to understand is that despite massive gains made over the past decade, poverty levels are still appallingly high, and the World Cup is costing the nation billions of dollars that could be spent elsewhere.”

 

A picture really is worth a thousand words , or more .

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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‘Poverty’ Like We’ve Never Seen It

The Never-ending Crisis Requires Never-ending Government Solutions

We Are Surely On The Road To Serfdom

One Of Dear Leader’s Cronies Once Said ” You Never Want A Serious Crisis To Go To Waste ” .  And If The Crisis Doesn’t Exist , You Create One .

” This breathtaking number begs the question: What does it mean to be “poor” in the United States?

To the average American, the word “poverty” means significant material hardship and need. It means lack of a warm, dry home, recurring hunger and malnutrition, no medical care, worn-out clothes for the children. The mainstream media reinforce this view: The typical TV news story on poverty features a homeless family with kids living in the back of a van.

While the old poverty measure counted absolute purchasing power (how much steak and potatoes you can buy), the new measure counts comparative purchasing power (how much steak and potatoes you can buy relative to other people.)”

“They’ll Turn Us All Into Beggars …’Cause They’re Easier To Please’ … Don’t Take None Of That Government Cheese

Ahh , The Wisdom Of Youth

  ” GQ ruffled the feathers of Michelle Obama fans yesterday by naming the first lady to its list of “25 Least Influential People Alive,” but her influence looms large in the nation’s school cafeterias. Voters turned out in force to demand a second helping of Barack Obama, but Michelle’s signature effort, the Healthy, Hunger-Free Kids Act of 2010, has left a lot of hungry kids hoping for a change back to larger lunches.”

Twitchy Has The Whole Story 

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