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(Guardian)   Spare a thought for the starving children of Africa. Wait, did I say Africa? I meant England   (theguardian.com) divider line
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2223 clicks; posted to Main » on 27 Sep 2022 at 7:12 PM (10 weeks ago)   |   Favorite    |   share:  Share on Twitter share via Email Share on Facebook



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2022-09-27 5:57:46 PM  
Why can't they just eat their new properly coloured passports?
 
2022-09-27 7:14:44 PM  
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2022-09-27 7:15:14 PM  
FTA:  Children are so hungry that they are eating rubbers

...what?
 
2022-09-27 7:16:55 PM  

Glitchwerks: FTA:  Children are so hungry that they are eating rubbers

...what?


Probably not condoms. Maybe pencil erasers? That's not really any better though
 
2022-09-27 7:17:43 PM  
Are there no prisons? Are there no workhouses?
 
2022-09-27 7:17:46 PM  

NuclearPenguins: Why can't they just eat their new properly coloured passports?


Or all of that fish that they cannot sell on the Continent?
 
2022-09-27 7:18:35 PM  
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Brexit!
 
2022-09-27 7:19:55 PM  

leeksfromchichis: [Fark user image 289x174]

Brexit!


Brexit cereal 

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2022-09-27 7:20:49 PM  
There's the Irish Holodomor solution.  It's a modest proposal.
 
2022-09-27 7:21:00 PM  
FTA: "Children are so hungry that they are eating rubbers"

Please tell me this means something else in Britain.
 
2022-09-27 7:26:38 PM  

LurkerSupreme: FTA: "Children are so hungry that they are eating rubbers"

Please tell me this means something else in Britain.


Well, they are flavored.
 
2022-09-27 7:29:35 PM  
A Statement of Intent
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/ good summary on the tax break bonanza in the UK courtesy of Mrs Pork Markets
 
2022-09-27 7:30:13 PM  

LurkerSupreme: FTA: "Children are so hungry that they are eating rubbers"

Please tell me this means something else in Britain.


Well at least it's a source of fiber and protein
 
2022-09-27 7:31:10 PM  

LurkerSupreme: FTA: "Children are so hungry that they are eating rubbers"

Please tell me this means something else in Britain.


My guess was pencil erasers...but that's not really any better.
 
2022-09-27 7:33:09 PM  
Eat your spotted dick kiddies.

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2022-09-27 7:33:28 PM  

LurkerSupreme: FTA: "Children are so hungry that they are eating rubbers"

Please tell me this means something else in Britain.


I think they mean these (rubber pencil erasers):

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2022-09-27 7:36:43 PM  

iheartscotch: Glitchwerks: FTA:  Children are so hungry that they are eating rubbers

...what?

Probably not condoms. Maybe pencil erasers? That's not really any better though


Ted Koppel said he made the mistake of calling erasers "rubbers" when he first started school in the States, coming from Merrie Olde
 
2022-09-27 7:38:39 PM  
Maybe the newly minted royalty can share their wealth a bit with the lower classes... how about cake?
 
2022-09-27 7:38:57 PM  
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2022-09-27 7:39:11 PM  
Scottish kids, meanwhile, are enjoying their haggis and washing it down with Buckfast. Heard to exclaim "fook hue, coonts!" In a generally southward direction.
 
2022-09-27 7:41:07 PM  
Lots of folks going hungry in America, and have for decades. No need to warm up to a largely self-inflicted crisis in the UK when we've got a roaring crisis fire right here at home.

Mote, beam, all damned day.
 
2022-09-27 7:41:11 PM  

Glitchwerks: FTA:  Children are so hungry that they are eating rubbers

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2022-09-27 7:43:37 PM  
And these are the thugs that make bank on this. Don't say 'think tank' or 'research group', call it like it is. Piracy.

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2022-09-27 7:46:02 PM  

Spiritual Pagan: Are there no prisons? Are there no workhouses?


PM's only been on the job a couple of weeks. These things take time.
 
2022-09-27 7:47:59 PM  
So it's like the US, then?
 
2022-09-27 7:55:17 PM  

sephjnr: And these are the thugs that make bank on this. Don't say 'think tank' or 'research group', call it like it is. Piracy.

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Yeah, I submitted a link from Massive Attack's Twitter account the other day that suggested that it might not be a good idea for the Chancellor of the Exchequer to be shorting the £, but it didn't get greened.
 
2022-09-27 7:55:44 PM  
right now, UK government bond yields are higher than Italy or Greece.

and despite the increasing yield the currency continues to fall.

not great!
 
2022-09-27 7:57:08 PM  
Brenter! Brenter! Brenter!

 
2022-09-27 7:59:52 PM  

Ed Willy: leeksfromchichis: [Fark user image 289x174]

Brexit!

Brexit cereal 

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There's very little meat in those istock watermarks.
 
2022-09-27 8:03:23 PM  
Having spent time with poor kids in Africa...

Fark the first world. Such entitlement. Such i got mine, fark you attitudes. The first world has got nothing on the sense of community many of the people of Africa have; USA being the worst. The fresh beans, rice, plantains, and maize was also soooo good.
 
2022-09-27 8:11:58 PM  
Are there no prisons? Are there no workhouses?
 
2022-09-27 8:13:28 PM  

Glitchwerks: FTA:  Children are so hungry that they are eating rubbers

...what?


Protects them from Spotted Dick.
 
2022-09-27 8:22:44 PM  
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I have only pity for those two and their sad excuse of an existence.
 
2022-09-27 8:26:10 PM  
Just like America. The student has become the teacher.
 
2022-09-27 8:30:28 PM  
Those poor children!! I'd be happy to send them some filled rubbers. Absolutely no need to eat plain, unfilled rubbers.
 
2022-09-27 8:31:36 PM  
King Charles is said to be preparing to declare war on the Franks and Gauls.
 
2022-09-27 8:32:25 PM  

Petey4335: [Fark user image image 425x320]

I have only pity for those two and their sad excuse of an existence.


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We're all horrible people. Except for Henry Winkler on Twitter.
 
2022-09-27 8:35:21 PM  

shinji3i: Petey4335: [Fark user image image 425x320]

I have only pity for those two and their sad excuse of an existence.

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We're all horrible people. Except for Henry Winkler on Twitter.


Doesn't mean i should just let it slide.
 
2022-09-27 8:41:04 PM  
This is going to result in some nasty inflation
 
2022-09-27 8:41:37 PM  

iheartscotch: LurkerSupreme: FTA: "Children are so hungry that they are eating rubbers"

Please tell me this means something else in Britain.

My guess was pencil erasers...but that's not really any better.


You're entirely correct on both counts.
 
2022-09-27 8:44:49 PM  
I want to be the first to introduce some very controversial FARK topics that are evergreen and which are sure to be brought up eventually. They are likely to lead to some good advice and outcomes though.

Sell By  dates can be ignored for many items. My personal experience is that they do mean something for refrigerated items, and especially milk and meats. Other stuff, though, if stored reasonably, has a shelf life of years. People who have dabbled in prepperism certainly know this. I don't advocate eating it because I don't want people to die and I don't want to get sued, but there it is. Packaging and preservation technologies have advanced a lot.

I reviewed SNAP information just to check it out. I don't know what the UK provides, but presumably it is more. Even taking into account that the UK is not food self sufficient, and assuming some food inflation, it appears that SNAP funds are enough to feed a person if used efficiently.

That is likely to be really controversial. Let me explain. People get set into lifestyles and want to maintain that lifestyle no matter what. Part of that lifestyle in many countries is overconsumption of food, with a heavy emphasis on calories from fats and carbs and prepared foods, and huge amounts of proteins. That is why you see people of very diverse lifestyles at food banks. I am going to go out on a limb and say that the whole UK economy is skewed toward processed imported foods and meats produced using imported grain. The whole cycle impoverishes and malnourishes the UK.

It is also bad for the environment.

A reasonable and sufficient diet can be prepared on 10 pounds per day per person. I think 5 pounds per day can be achieved, but not reasonably or without some radical adjustments. The main barrier to achieving that is that people will want to overconsume carbs and expensive proteins rather than giving up a lot of carbs to get reasonable proteins in sufficient amounts.

No need to blame anyone. Just saying that people can solve their problems by making some adjustments.
 
2022-09-27 8:55:40 PM  

Petey4335: shinji3i: Petey4335: [Fark user image image 425x320]

I have only pity for those two and their sad excuse of an existence.

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We're all horrible people. Except for Henry Winkler on Twitter.

Doesn't mean i should just let it slide.


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2022-09-27 8:57:13 PM  
Tories in power, you say?!?
 
2022-09-27 9:03:15 PM  

Glitchwerks: FTA:  Children are so hungry that they are eating rubbers

...what?


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2022-09-27 9:06:25 PM  

FormlessOne: Lots of folks going hungry in America, and have for decades. No need to warm up to a largely self-inflicted crisis in the UK when we've got a roaring crisis fire right here at home.

Mote, beam, all damned day.


Didn't take long to try and make this about the U.S.
/American exceptionalism ladies and gentlemen!
 
2022-09-27 9:09:35 PM  
England,

Don't emulate America. Set the standard. Cut your military budget. Cut the allowance to the Royal Family. Raise taxes. Feed your children.

Sincerely,
An American
 
2022-09-27 9:10:07 PM  

Tentacle: Maybe the newly minted royalty can share their wealth a bit with the lower classes... how about cake?


Or how about the new prime minister and her cabinet actually do something about the cost of living crisis instead of slobbering on the knob of their corporate overlords with ridiculous tax cuts that have crashed the pound making imports even more expensive.
 
2022-09-27 9:13:52 PM  

Glitchwerks: FTA:  Children are so hungry that they are eating rubbers

...what?


it's kind of an autumn thing now

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2022-09-27 9:13:54 PM  
Oh and subby, it's not just England, it's the whole of the UK...
 
2022-09-27 9:15:17 PM  
Surely there must be some scientific solution to this problem!

Oh wait, there is?!

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