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Summer feeding programmes tackling hunger across America say they are seeing unprecedented demand for free food.
Millions of meals are served every week to children who do not eat properly during the school holidays.
Tennessee is one of many states that has various schemes designed to help youngsters get through the summer.
The Lunch Box is one of them, an old yellow school bus which now doubles as a cafe on wheels, touring around the small town of Rogersville.
Volunteer driver Paul Beckner said "Oh yes the need is here - we have kids that come on and that say they... (more)
Egypt has been warned to pull "back from the brink" after security forces killed dozens of supporters of deposed President Mohamed Morsi during mass protests.
Thousands of Brotherhood supporters remain hunkered down in a vigil at a Cairo mosque, vowing to stand their ground despite threats by authorities to disperse them.
The Muslim Brotherhood says at least 120 people were killed after security forces attacked a protest by supporters of Mr Morsi in Cairo.
Doctors at a field hospital said another 1,000 people were wounded in clashes on the road to Cairo's international... (more)
... politicians is considered a bribe for which both the giver and the receiver will face the harsh penalties.
But Mr. Obama, it might not be too late. Now that you are not dependent on donations any longer, you have a chance to win the front battle for American freedom: separating American politics from private money.
You should call the American people to demand accountability from their politicians, forcing them to disclose who has paid them, and what laws they supported in return. You should fight for the system to change the very way it’s financed.
This is stepping... (more)
I like our local paper. Mostly it’s harmless; sometimes it’s funny; but occasionally it captures things just the way they are. This was the case last week.
Whether it was carelessness, a blunt political statement, or a dark sense of humor that made the editor put the two articles side by side, the result is sinister: those who give money get regulation bent in their favor. This is true in our local town, in the state, and no doubt in Washington. There it is much worse.
While it might seem natural to those educated in a system whose education policy makers will not dare upset... (more)
As a child and young adult, my parents taught me that polite people avoid all discussions that involve politics or religion. Most people are passionate about both subjects and discussions often become heated. A well brought up person avoids any topic that is not nice. Only an ill-mannered dolt raises the ire of his friends, relatives and acquaintances by discussing religion or politics with conviction.
I refuse to play games and hid behind a polite mask. If a discussion becomes passionate with someone I barely know, all the better. At least we are real. At least... (more)
I’m a nudist living in a community that’s quickly going downhill. The people of Wandering Eye Nudist Colony are split, and it stinks – much like the stinky split that divides a naked rear end. There are several hotly debated issues that are polarizing our population and creating a gaping tear in our social fabric. Life here is becoming unbearable. People constantly argue. The atmosphere is one of discontent, ill will, and anger. I feel very strongly about the obvious choices we should make, and I don’t understand how people could take the other side. If they... (more)
“My tax dollars pay for your salary!”
Ok...since I’m also a tax payer, it’s safe to say that my tax dollars also pay for my salary, so essentially, I‘m paying myself. I’m my own boss...but I already knew this. I get a kick out of people that brandish the fiery fist of power fueled by their tax dollars. In fact, I get a kick out of the very idea that they think they have any ownership at all over the money that is confiscated from them by our government. Yes...confiscated, because it is taken from you wether you want to give it or not.
Let me lay this out for you. You’re money... (more)
Before I get started, I would like to acknowledge the oxymoronic title of this post. Politics can be cutthroat and politicians rarely talk straight to anyone about anything. Everybody has an opinion when it comes to politics and it’s one of the three subjects avoided when trying to maintain peace...the other two being sports and religion. I have an opinion as well, but it isn’t nearly as important as my observations. A friend told me this would be a risky post...but I think the risk is greater not to write about what I see.
I’ve observed that it doesn’t matter what your party affiliation... (more)
The morning after the elections, the economy is still deteriorating, the education levels are falling, and the health system is still the worst in the western world. But this does not matter to just over 50% of all Americans whose team has won.
The morning after, the crème de la crème of America, the tri-state area, has not yet recovered from the last storm, many are without electricity and schools are still closed, and the transportation to the heart of America, Manhattan, is barely functioning. Infrastructure in large part of the country is reaching third world quality, and police... (more)
After the recent election, it is very clear to me, we now live in two very different countries within our shores.
I was born in 1962. JFK was President, Johnny Carson had just begun The Tonight Show, The Supreme Court voted to ban school prayer, the median fixed income was $6,000, a house costs $15,000, and a gallon of gas was a meager $.25 cents. But, things were much different back then because people were much different. There was greater unity throughout the land as I grew up, and the American dream was alive and well to all who were willing to work and succeed. America had its problems,... (more)