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2014-03-27 08:47:41 AM  
So we can expect an upswing in crime statistics from these states?
 
2014-03-27 09:33:25 AM  
http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2014/03/06/maps-of-the-south-bad-place_ n _4855191.html

The south is an absolute hell hole. I would fully support an anarchist revolt against the government there. When Obama meddles in the affairs of the world, other world leaders should just point at Mississippi and laugh at him. I wouldn't be surprised if illegal immigrants there turn around and go right back to Mexico.
 
2014-03-27 09:49:52 AM  
The GOP finally has a way to break the cycle of poverty!

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2014-03-27 10:08:31 AM  
http://www.gallup.com/poll/167774/mississippians-struggles-afford-foo d -continue-2013.aspx#1

I may be experiencing an optical illusion here but WV and LA do not seem to be the same color although both have the same rates of hunger. I'm also a little surprised by NM since it has such insane rates of poverty.

Depressing stats are depressing though.
 
2014-03-27 10:26:11 AM  
Then everyone starves, because the poors are the ones harvesting the food.

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2014-03-27 10:26:20 AM  

bdub77: The GOP finally has a way to break the cycle of poverty!

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So this is their final solution?
 
2014-03-27 10:26:35 AM  
WAY TO GO FARTBONGO! WAY TO STICK IT TO THE MAN.
 
2014-03-27 10:27:44 AM  
Yet it's also one of the fattest states..
 
2014-03-27 10:28:02 AM  
Welcome to North Korea
 
2014-03-27 10:29:54 AM  

Mrs.Sharpier: http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2014/03/06/maps-of-the-south-bad-place_ n _4855191.html

The south is an absolute hell hole. I would fully support an anarchist revolt against the government there. When Obama meddles in the affairs of the world, other world leaders should just point at Mississippi and laugh at him. I wouldn't be surprised if illegal immigrants there turn around and go right back to Mexico.



I live in Texas, and I enjoy it for it is a beautiful place with friendly people, but I would not want to be poor here.

We don't have any state income tax, which is attractive to many - but that also means that social services are almost non-existent.  Ditto to things like public transportation.  If you are poor, or worse, elderly and poor, life is difficult.
 
2014-03-27 10:30:54 AM  

CruJones: Yet it's also one of the fattest states..


I was thinking that was the self correcting problem subby referenced, but then I remembered just how cheap shiatty food is.
 
2014-03-27 10:32:08 AM  
And yet they also have the highest obesity rates.  Bullshiat study is bullshiat.
 
2014-03-27 10:32:10 AM  
While poor Mississippi families will surely be affected by the farm bill, which will cut $9 billion from the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) over the next decade, some experts say that inefficiencies in the way SNAP is run in Mississippi is of paramount concern.

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2014-03-27 10:32:59 AM  

Mrs.Sharpier: http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2014/03/06/maps-of-the-south-bad-place_ n _4855191.html

The south is an absolute hell hole. I would fully support an anarchist revolt against the government there. When Obama meddles in the affairs of the world, other world leaders should just point at Mississippi and laugh at him. I wouldn't be surprised if illegal immigrants there turn around and go right back to Mexico.


Please tell all your friends.  Because they seem to be moving here in droves.
 
2014-03-27 10:33:32 AM  
is there any chance that these are the same people that think that the poor fema response was obamas fault
 
2014-03-27 10:39:25 AM  
"Teach a man to fish, he eats for a day...Feed a man to the fishes, and he never bothers you for food again." --Confucius
 
2014-03-27 10:40:25 AM  
I'm apparently a bastard, because I laughed at subby's headline.
 
2014-03-27 10:41:47 AM  
Oh submittard you missed the real self correcting problem by that much.

Interestingly enough, there is also a higher instance of obesity in Mississippi than in any other state.


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2014-03-27 10:41:57 AM  
New study claims that a quarter of the people in Mississippi can't afford food, which, when you think about it, is a bit of a self-correcting problem

No, it's not.  We will still feed them and make certain that there are always poor people around.
 
2014-03-27 10:44:25 AM  

Mrs.Sharpier: http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2014/03/06/maps-of-the-south-bad-place_ n _4855191.html

The south is an absolute hell hole. I would fully support an anarchist revolt against the government there. When Obama meddles in the affairs of the world, other world leaders should just point at Mississippi and laugh at him. I wouldn't be surprised if illegal immigrants there turn around and go right back to Mexico.


An anarchist revolt? What, you want to make it even more of a hellhole?
And WTF does Obama have to do with how Mississippi is run? He can't magically put himself in charge of the state and fix all it's problems. He can pretty much just make suggestions to the state government, which would be promptly ignored to "stick it to obummer".
 
2014-03-27 10:46:02 AM  

AngryDragon: bdub77: The GOP finally has a way to break the cycle of poverty!

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So this is their final solution?


It's more of a modest proposal.
 
2014-03-27 10:46:15 AM  

FLMountainMan: And yet they also have the highest obesity rates.  Bullshiat study is bullshiat.


Do you actually believe that obesity and poor diet are not linked?
 
2014-03-27 10:48:31 AM  

FLMountainMan: And yet they also have the highest obesity rates.  Bullshiat study is bullshiat.


Except that the cheapest food is also the shiattiest. So the people who are poor, but still CAN afford food, are eating McDonalds or shiat they buy at the dollar store, because they can't afford fresh food.
 
2014-03-27 10:48:33 AM  

trappedspirit: New study claims that a quarter of the people in Mississippi can't afford food, which, when you think about it, is a bit of a self-correcting problem

No, it's not.  We will still feed them and make certain that there are always poor people around.


Interesting phrasing. There are more poor people in the world than rich. But that's the nature of the universe. There is only a certain amount of resources and those who have the most of those resources are the 'rich'. Doesn't matter what the resource is. Food, water, money, oil- whatever. The Western US is poor in water, for example.
 
2014-03-27 10:49:10 AM  

TheDirtyNacho: Mrs.Sharpier: http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2014/03/06/maps-of-the-south-bad-place_ n _4855191.html

The south is an absolute hell hole. I would fully support an anarchist revolt against the government there. When Obama meddles in the affairs of the world, other world leaders should just point at Mississippi and laugh at him. I wouldn't be surprised if illegal immigrants there turn around and go right back to Mexico.


I live in Texas, and I enjoy it for it is a beautiful place with friendly people, but I would not want to be poor here.

We don't have any state income tax, which is attractive to many - but that also means that social services are almost non-existent.  Ditto to things like public transportation.  If you are poor, or worse, elderly and poor, life is difficult.


It also has one of the lowest unemployment rates and costs of living.  I'd rather dig a ditch in Texas than suckle the government teat in a frozen hellhole like Minnesota.  Cali wouldn't be bad though...I could definitely suckle some teats there.
 
2014-03-27 10:49:42 AM  
Let the eat cake

wait...apparently they do
 
2014-03-27 10:50:36 AM  

ginandbacon: FLMountainMan: And yet they also have the highest obesity rates.  Bullshiat study is bullshiat.

Do you actually believe that obesity and poor diet are not linked?


I missed where the study said that they couldn't afford "healthy food".  If it's in there, I retract my statement and apologize for the grievous harm it caused.
 
2014-03-27 11:00:05 AM  

FLMountainMan: ginandbacon: FLMountainMan: And yet they also have the highest obesity rates.  Bullshiat study is bullshiat.

Do you actually believe that obesity and poor diet are not linked?

I missed where the study said that they couldn't afford "healthy food".  If it's in there, I retract my statement and apologize for the grievous harm it caused.


They can afford to eat crap for 25 days out of the month and then they go hungry. They are obese because they eat crap. Is that hard to comprehend?
 
2014-03-27 11:03:00 AM  
FLMountainMan:
I missed where the study said that they couldn't afford "healthy food".  If it's in there, I retract my statement and apologize for the grievous harm it caused.

FTA:

Interestingly enough, there is also a higher instance of obesity in Mississippi than in any other state. According to Gallup, 35.4 percent of residents were obese in 2013.

The lack of healthy food ... is one of the reasons you have very poor people who are obese. It is because they're not able to afford nutritious and high protein food," Ross Fraser, spokesperson for hunger-relief charity Feeding America, told 24/7 Wall Street last September.
 
2014-03-27 11:05:22 AM  

CruJones: Yet it's also one of the fattest states..


As the article pointed out, because the cheap food is the high carb food that has little nutritional value but lots of calories. Science is really really hard, I know, but you should really look into it.

Many of the poor people in the US have the highest obesity rates, this has been known for years and it's because of the reason I pointed out. It's more fun to feel superior to poor and fat people though, right?
 
2014-03-27 11:06:04 AM  

LordJiro: Except that the cheapest food is also the shiattiest.


In terms of most fattening or least nutritious? Because I don't see foie gras on many fast food menus.
 
2014-03-27 11:09:22 AM  

Mrs.Sharpier: http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2014/03/06/maps-of-the-south-bad-place_ n _4855191.html

The south is an absolute hell hole. I would fully support an anarchist revolt against the government there. When Obama meddles in the affairs of the world, other world leaders should just point at Mississippi and laugh at him. I wouldn't be surprised if illegal immigrants there turn around and go right back to Mexico.


Up yours, you know-nothing from north of Interstate-10.

Yankees.  Sheesh.
 
2014-03-27 11:09:43 AM  

FLMountainMan: And yet they also have the highest obesity rates.  Bullshiat study is bullshiat.


Seriously? Cheap food is high calorie and low nutritional value. Obesity is a huge problem for the poor in America because the food we supply for them is stuff like peanut butter, cheese, etc.

Where the hell have people been getting their information from that this isn't common knowledge yet?
 
2014-03-27 11:11:44 AM  
They have high obesity rates among the poor. Crappy food is cheaper than good food (or so they think). What they really need to do is teach these people that healthy food can be bought for cheap and restrict junk food items that can be bought with entitlements. If for some reason people cannot qualify for entitlements, social services should do a better job of connecting people with community resources to help them: food banks and other resources can really help out. This should help the people who truly have issues obtaining enough food to get what they need. The resources are out there but many people don't know how to access them or how to manage their limited resources to get the most bang for their buck.
 
2014-03-27 11:11:45 AM  

FLMountainMan: TheDirtyNacho: Mrs.Sharpier: http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2014/03/06/maps-of-the-south-bad-place_ n _4855191.html

The south is an absolute hell hole. I would fully support an anarchist revolt against the government there. When Obama meddles in the affairs of the world, other world leaders should just point at Mississippi and laugh at him. I wouldn't be surprised if illegal immigrants there turn around and go right back to Mexico.


I live in Texas, and I enjoy it for it is a beautiful place with friendly people, but I would not want to be poor here.

We don't have any state income tax, which is attractive to many - but that also means that social services are almost non-existent.  Ditto to things like public transportation.  If you are poor, or worse, elderly and poor, life is difficult.

It also has one of the lowest unemployment rates and costs of living.  I'd rather dig a ditch in Texas than suckle the government teat in a frozen hellhole like Minnesota.  Cali wouldn't be bad though...I could definitely suckle some teats there.



Depends on where you are living and what you can do.  It's a fine place to live if you have education, skills, a job lined up where you're at, etc.  But if you're a poor immigrant (or a child of them) without much of any of those, there's not much of a helping hand up or otherwise.

Personally, I don't like the idea of permanent underclasses.  There should be at least enough services to help elderly people get to their appointments and be decently taken caren of, and for children of poverty to rise up.
 
2014-03-27 11:12:34 AM  

ginandbacon: FLMountainMan: ginandbacon: FLMountainMan: And yet they also have the highest obesity rates.  Bullshiat study is bullshiat.

Do you actually believe that obesity and poor diet are not linked?

I missed where the study said that they couldn't afford "healthy food".  If it's in there, I retract my statement and apologize for the grievous harm it caused.

They can afford to eat crap for 25 days out of the month and then they go hungry. They are obese because they eat crap. Is that hard to comprehend?


It's OK because they all have health insurance now.
 
2014-03-27 11:13:20 AM  

sat1va: FLMountainMan:
I missed where the study said that they couldn't afford "healthy food".  If it's in there, I retract my statement and apologize for the grievous harm it caused.

FTA:

Interestingly enough, there is also a higher instance of obesity in Mississippi than in any other state. According to Gallup, 35.4 percent of residents were obese in 2013.

The lack of healthy food ... is one of the reasons you have very poor people who are obese. It is because they're not able to afford nutritious and high protein food," Ross Fraser, spokesperson for hunger-relief charity Feeding America, told 24/7 Wall Street last September.


I think it's a bit easier to point to affordability of healthy food than the reality of culturally bad stuff in the south. Fried food, barbecue, meals heavy on red meats, excessive use of butter and oils, and an abject lack of nutrition education. I have friends in the south who *still* serve their kids fried eggs, bacon, and grits every morning because they think that it is a healthy breakfast. While affordability is part of the problem, I think it gets scapegoated a bit too much because of its convenience and cultural sensitivity... nobody wants to insult southern cuisine (because it's f'n good), so they go on pretending that you can have that kind of food for every meal and somehow end up healthy.
 
2014-03-27 11:14:57 AM  

TheDirtyNacho: Mrs.Sharpier: http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2014/03/06/maps-of-the-south-bad-place_ n _4855191.html

The south is an absolute hell hole. I would fully support an anarchist revolt against the government there. When Obama meddles in the affairs of the world, other world leaders should just point at Mississippi and laugh at him. I wouldn't be surprised if illegal immigrants there turn around and go right back to Mexico.


I live in Texas, and I enjoy it for it is a beautiful place with friendly people, but I would not want to be poor here.

We don't have any state income tax, which is attractive to many - but that also means that social services are almost non-existent.  Ditto to things like public transportation.  If you are poor, or worse, elderly and poor, life is difficult.


Um, which Texas are you talking about?  Texas doesn't need income tax - it taxes in other ways.  Texas has beau coup money, and more social services and public transportation than MOST other states.
 
2014-03-27 11:15:07 AM  

TheDirtyNacho: Personally, I don't like the idea of permanent underclasses.  There should be at least enough services to help elderly people get to their appointments and be decently taken caren of, and for children of poverty to rise up.


Yeah but socialism is a dirty word. Unless the US Military or the NFL does it.
 
2014-03-27 11:16:44 AM  

squirrelflavoredyogurt: CruJones: Yet it's also one of the fattest states..

As the article pointed out, because the cheap food is the high carb food that has little nutritional value but lots of calories. Science is really really hard, I know, but you should really look into it.

Many of the poor people in the US have the highest obesity rates, this has been known for years and it's because of the reason I pointed out. It's more fun to feel superior to poor and fat people though, right?


We need to teach them that it is possible to eat healthy on a very limited budget. My elderly patients are frequently very poor and with limited funds; they are obese and eat diets that contribute to their chronic health problems. The first step in correcting these problems is teaching them how to eat healthier on their budget; I imagine that the obese poor are in a similar situation. Education regarding diet and budgeting might go a long way in helping them; maybe include this as a requirement in order to obtain SNAP or other food assistance. Just a thought.
 
2014-03-27 11:16:52 AM  

FLMountainMan: TheDirtyNacho: Mrs.Sharpier: http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2014/03/06/maps-of-the-south-bad-place_ n _4855191.html

The south is an absolute hell hole. I would fully support an anarchist revolt against the government there. When Obama meddles in the affairs of the world, other world leaders should just point at Mississippi and laugh at him. I wouldn't be surprised if illegal immigrants there turn around and go right back to Mexico.


I live in Texas, and I enjoy it for it is a beautiful place with friendly people, but I would not want to be poor here.

We don't have any state income tax, which is attractive to many - but that also means that social services are almost non-existent.  Ditto to things like public transportation.  If you are poor, or worse, elderly and poor, life is difficult.

It also has one of the lowest unemployment rates and costs of living.  I'd rather dig a ditch in Texas than suckle the government teat in a frozen hellhole like Minnesota.  Cali wouldn't be bad though...I could definitely suckle some teats there.


Except that once again you'd be completely farking wrong, as Minnesota pays more in taxes than it gets from the government and Texas takes more federal money than it pays in.

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2014/03/26/republican-states-most-depe nd ent-government_n_5035877.html

So apparently, you'd rather suckle the government teat and be poor, hot, and miserable than be cold. We have coats you know, and gloves, and hats. We do tend to make fun of people who aren't educated and like to speak their minds about how to fix things, so maybe you wouldn't fit in.
 
2014-03-27 11:18:09 AM  

Nadie_AZ: There is only a certain amount of resources


Yeah, like software.  Whoever has the most software is rich.
 
2014-03-27 11:20:11 AM  

MooseBayou: TheDirtyNacho: Mrs.Sharpier: http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2014/03/06/maps-of-the-south-bad-place_ n _4855191.html

The south is an absolute hell hole. I would fully support an anarchist revolt against the government there. When Obama meddles in the affairs of the world, other world leaders should just point at Mississippi and laugh at him. I wouldn't be surprised if illegal immigrants there turn around and go right back to Mexico.


I live in Texas, and I enjoy it for it is a beautiful place with friendly people, but I would not want to be poor here.

We don't have any state income tax, which is attractive to many - but that also means that social services are almost non-existent.  Ditto to things like public transportation.  If you are poor, or worse, elderly and poor, life is difficult.

Um, which Texas are you talking about?  Texas doesn't need income tax - it taxes in other ways.  Texas has beau coup money, and more social services and public transportation than MOST other states.


True in the metro areas, but our state's size makes it very difficult to access these services in distant and rural areas. Some counties are as big as small states;In those areas local private charity tends to pick up the slack.
 
2014-03-27 11:20:18 AM  
It's all those fat people eating up all the food.
 
2014-03-27 11:21:52 AM  
And why does it show a burly Tejano daintily drinking a bottle of water?
 
2014-03-27 11:22:52 AM  

ginandbacon: FLMountainMan: ginandbacon: FLMountainMan: And yet they also have the highest obesity rates.  Bullshiat study is bullshiat.

Do you actually believe that obesity and poor diet are not linked?

I missed where the study said that they couldn't afford "healthy food".  If it's in there, I retract my statement and apologize for the grievous harm it caused.

They can afford to eat crap for 25 days out of the month and then they go hungry. They are obese because they eat crap. Is that hard to comprehend?


Only when it contradicts the point that you were originally trying to make.

/Makes sense to me
 
2014-03-27 11:23:41 AM  

bdub77: The GOP finally has a way to break the cycle of poverty!

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2014-03-27 11:26:05 AM  

squirrelflavoredyogurt: CruJones: Yet it's also one of the fattest states..

As the article pointed out, because the cheap food is the high carb food that has little nutritional value but lots of calories. Science is really really hard, I know, but you should really look into it.

Many of the poor people in the US have the highest obesity rates, this has been known for years and it's because of the reason I pointed out. It's more fun to feel superior to poor and fat people though, right?


The implication of the headline that people might starve because they "can't afford food".

Which is bullshiat, because they are getting enough calories.  More than enough, in fact.

Now it might not be healthiest kind of food, but it is food that will keep you from starving.  And if you go hungry for a day or two or three at the end of the month, well, that's what fat is for:  To store calories to bridge the gap between meals when times are hard.

I'm not going to get worked up about a fat person talking about how they don't have much to eat for a couple of days until they get their check*.

And I say that as a fat person.

Now, you show me a gaunt person who is obviously suffering from malnutrition due to lack of caloric intake that isn't voluntary, and we'll talk.

*Payroll or welfare, doesn't matter
 
2014-03-27 11:26:29 AM  
Y'all want gravy with them there taters?
 
2014-03-27 11:26:48 AM  
Additionally, Mississippi is the only state that distributes the SNAP packages for women, children and infants at state-run distribution centers. Almost 90 percent of the counties there have just one distribution center. Other states allow SNAP members to collect their food with more convenient EBT cards.


They intentionally make it difficult for the poor. The party of small government doesn't mind paying a government worker a salary to interview poor people about being poor.
 
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