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    Re: Number Of Americans Living In Poverty Hits 52-Year High, 27.4 Percent Of Blacks U

    Quote Originally Posted by Lachean View Post
    No, the Heritage foundation publishes the raw hard data this piece is based on. Wanna try for a strike 3?
    Yes but you didnt provide me with the heritage foundation link you provided an opinion piece.... "wanna try for strike 3"?
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    Re: Number Of Americans Living In Poverty Hits 52-Year High, 27.4 Percent Of Blacks U

    I think the poverty rate is a better indicator of poverty then just the total number in poverty...since as the population grows, then the number of those in poverty could grow even with the poverty rate declining.

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    The poverty rate rose quite a bit last year apparently...so yup...poverty is getting worse in America.

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    Re: Number Of Americans Living In Poverty Hits 52-Year High, 27.4 Percent Of Blacks U

    Quote Originally Posted by Higgins86 View Post
    yes but it wasn't in everything. Look if your going to sit here and claim that the food industry is not responsible for making America fat then your high.
    No, the food industry is not responsible for making America fat. Americans are responsible for making America fat. Corn syrup doesn't make you gain weight, unless you're consuming too many calories, but the same is true of any type of sugar.
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    Re: Number Of Americans Living In Poverty Hits 52-Year High, 27.4 Percent Of Blacks U

    Quote Originally Posted by Hatuey View Post
    This made me chuckle. Lizzie sounds like one of those people who doesn't get out much. I'm willing to bet that like a large percentage of the population she probably has a weight problem herself. Maybe a few pounds overweight. However she'd never think that it's because the food she's eating is actually made unhealthily but it's what she's eating. As if all the gross stuff they pump into what Wal-Mart passes as "produce" is somehow healthy for you. The reality is that the majority of Americans really have no clue about what good food is. They can't buy local because it's expensive. So they go to their local big box grocers and think that eating a banana sprayed with a bunch of chemicals is somehow healthier than a box of cereal filled with HFCS.
    You would be flat wrong. I know how to count- it's a pretty simple concept. More calories in than energy consumed= weight gain. Less calories in than consumed= weight loss. No magic formula, not difficult to figure out.
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    Re: Number Of Americans Living In Poverty Hits 52-Year High, 27.4 Percent Of Blacks U

    Quote Originally Posted by lizzie View Post
    No, the food industry is not responsible for making America fat. Americans are responsible for making America fat. Corn syrup doesn't make you gain weight, unless you're consuming too many calories, but the same is true of any type of sugar.

    lol food industries are not responsible? You realise that its a global pandemic and you think thats because people are making bad choices? Cant have anything to do with the stuff there putting in the foods, the cornors they are cutting (pink slime), the intense advertsing telling people to eat there product 24/7 because its healthy, the sheer convenience of fast food and the cute little toys they give the kids after they have scoffed down a nice burger and fries.

    Nah your right their hands are clean.
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    Re: Number Of Americans Living In Poverty Hits 52-Year High, 27.4 Percent Of Blacks U

    Quote Originally Posted by Higgins86 View Post
    lol food industries are not responsible? You realise that its a global pandemic and you think thats because people are making bad choices? Cant have anything to do with the stuff there putting in the foods, the cornors they are cutting (pink slime), the intense advertsing telling people to eat there product 24/7 because its healthy, the sheer convenience of fast food and the cute little toys they give the kids after they have scoffed down a nice burger and fries.

    Nah your right their hands are clean.
    Yes, their hands are clean. You and I decide what to put into our mouths. If you don't want anything artificial, then don't eat it. If you don't want to be fat, then cut back on your calories and increase your energy output. If you don't want your kids eating hamburgers and fries, then don't give it to them.
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    Re: Number Of Americans Living In Poverty Hits 52-Year High, 27.4 Percent Of Blacks U

    Quote Originally Posted by Μολὼν λαβέ View Post
    It means many aren't as "poor" as one might think.
    So somebody has to die on a sidewalk in winter to be poor in your estimation?
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    Re: Number Of Americans Living In Poverty Hits 52-Year High, 27.4 Percent Of Blacks U

    Quote Originally Posted by lizzie View Post
    Yes, their hands are clean. You and I decide what to put into our mouths. If you don't want anything artificial, then don't eat it. If you don't want to be fat, then cut back on your calories and increase your energy output. If you don't want your kids eating hamburgers and fries, then don't give it to them.
    kind of missng the whole point! Majority of poor people are uneducated and are not aware of what is being put into the food they eat! When they hear on the TV that a Big Mac is healthy they have no reason to doubt that.
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    Re: Number Of Americans Living In Poverty Hits 52-Year High, 27.4 Percent Of Blacks U

    Quote Originally Posted by Higgins86 View Post
    kind of missng the whole point! Majority of poor people are uneducated and are not aware of what is being put into the food they eat! When they hear on the TV that a Big Mac is healthy they have no reason to doubt that.
    Do you honestly believe that most people in America - poor or otherwise - actually think that a Big Mac is good for them?

    I guarantee you most people do not...educated or otherwise.

    Just one look at the nutritional breakdown will tell you that.

    Tons of fat and tons of sodium.

    There is NO EXCUSE for not knowing how much fat and sodium one should eat per day...just look it up on the web.

    And even the poor have access to the web.

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    Re: Number Of Americans Living In Poverty Hits 52-Year High, 27.4 Percent Of Blacks U

    Quote Originally Posted by Higgins86 View Post
    kind of missng the whole point! Majority of poor people are uneducated and are not aware of what is being put into the food they eat! When they hear on the TV that a Big Mac is healthy they have no reason to doubt that.
    I would venture to say that almost every child that goes through our public school system, learns basic nutrition.
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