Picturing Hunger in America

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Picturing Hunger in America
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Sat, 02-22-2014 - 9:08am

Warning: these images may shatter your firmly-formed stereotypical ideas about those who struggle in America.

http://www.pbs.org/newshour/bb/breaking-stereotypes-women-use-cameras-aim-at-hunger/

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Sun, 02-23-2014 - 5:11pm

rollmops2009 wrote:
"No, It's not Univeristy of Phoenix. I forget the name of it but she completed both her undergrad and graduate work there. She is getting her licensing now." --------- OK, but many of the for-profits (and some non-profits too) have been criticized for encouraging their students to incur unrealistic debt.

I am not a fan of online school but in this final year I am forcing myself to complete some coursework that way.  I think there are pros and cons to online school, there are steady advisors just like at traditional campuses while at the same time advantages at real campuses that online school can never compete with.  If you're just basing your opinon about them on cost, There are a lot of regular schools that aren't worth the cost either - esp if you're just saisfying gen ed requirements. 

 

 

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Sun, 02-23-2014 - 5:15pm
Jams, I have nothing against online courses. My beef is with for-profit outfits that charge a lot and suck people into debt, without providing them with the means to pay it back. Plenty of brick and mortars are guilty of the same. It is not unique to online outfits. I know how difficult it can be to complete a degree when you move around. Online credits can be a real godsend in those circumstances.
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Sun, 02-23-2014 - 5:45pm

jamblessedthree wrote:
<p><blockquote class="quote-msg quote-nest-1 odd"><div class="quote-author"><em class="placeholder">blackandwhitemolly</em> wrote:</div>&lt;p&gt;&lt;span&gt;.  The only folks here I've seen getting judgemental about people receiving assistance are you and Black/White.  I'm glad if you've decided to give it up&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/p&gt;&lt;p&gt;Judgemental is the wrong word. Experience makes you learn and grow. Unfortunately it takes away the innocence and believing others are doing things for the right reasons. Many do, do things for the right reasons and some things just take a little common sense, like those stories to realize that not all people try all outlets before looking for help.&lt;/p&gt;</blockquote></p><p>But if you're invincible then you already have all the answers and know what to do.  Interesting isn't it, That those who try to better themselves on the taxpayer's dime are judged and put down while those who apparently can't help themselves are excused, The latter is shameful. </p>
.  I'm not sure what you mean by "excusing" those who "can't" help themselves.  What are we talking here? Children? The mentally handicapped?  Quadriplegics? The elderly?  Yeah, I don't mind helping them either.  It is hard for people who can't work because of age or disability to earn a living wage.

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Sun, 02-23-2014 - 6:13pm

Bord,  to me it is more that if someone actually thinks it is worthwhile to apply for food stamps or stand in line at a food bank or whatever, then it pretty much follows that the person doesn't have much, for whatever reason.  i am fortunate enough not to be in that place for the time being, ao why would i begrudge someone else a meal or a helping hand.

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Sun, 02-23-2014 - 6:28pm

jamblessedthree wrote:
If the same kind of language that has violated tos here is used irl then no, I wouldn't appreciate the company you keep either.


See Grapthar? My husband and stepson's service isn't appreciated because I once hinted at a naughty word on an iVillage message board. Because as you're well aware, NO ONE in the military swears.

I'm not really surprised; for some people, it's "SUPPORT THE POOR!" but only if they're the right kind of poor, and "SUPPORT THE TROOPS!" only if they're the right kind of troop. 

Another elitist smackdown by Jams! FTW!

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Sun, 02-23-2014 - 6:31pm

rollmops2009 wrote:
<p>Bord,  to me it is more that if someone actually thinks it is worthwhile to apply for food stamps or stand in line at a food bank or whatever, then it pretty much follows that the person doesn't have much, for whatever reason.  i am fortunate enough not to be in that place for the time being, ao why would i begrudge someone else a meal or a helping hand.</p>


This is really what it comes down to. Hunger is hunger, regardless of the circumstances--be it drugs, be it poor choices, the Christian thing to do seems obvious: don't let people suffer unnecessarily.

I drive by the local food bank every Wednesday. The line starts at 2, even though the doors don't open until 5. People are lined up around the block. I can't imagine ever doing that if I didn't have to. Imagine standing there on the street for hours, people gawking from their cars as they drive by, people looking at you like you're trash.   

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Sun, 02-23-2014 - 6:40pm

just_another_marla wrote:
Don't feel alone Grapthar; surely my husband's and my stepson's service also remains unappreciated around these parts.  </p>

Yeah.  If the opinion came from someone who didn't have a history of smearing the service of veterans she disagrees with, I'd be disturbed by it.  But it's Jambles, and seriously, I could save a dozen orphaned babies from a burning building and Jesus Christ himself could come down and praise me for it and she'd be doing her level best to demonstrate why what I did was evil.

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Sun, 02-23-2014 - 6:41pm

just_another_marla wrote:
<p><blockquote class="quote-msg quote-nest-1 odd"><div class="quote-author"><em class="placeholder">jamblessedthree</em> wrote:</div>If the same kind of language that has violated tos here is used irl then no, I wouldn't appreciate the company you keep either.</blockquote><br /><br />See Grapthar? My husband and stepson's service isn't appreciated because I once hinted at a naughty word on an iVillage message board. Because as you're well aware, NO ONE in the military swears.</p><p><span>I'm not really surprised; for some people, it's "SUPPORT THE POOR!" but only if they're the <em>right</em> kind of poor, and "SUPPORT THE TROOPS!" only if they're the <em>right</em> kind of troop. </span></p><p>Another elitist smackdown by Jams! FTW!</p>

Exactly.

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Registered: 10-23-2001
Sun, 02-23-2014 - 7:04pm
You mean ssi bord, Are the majority of welfare recipients on ssi?

 

 

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Sun, 02-23-2014 - 7:13pm

just_another_marla wrote:
<p><blockquote class="quote-msg quote-nest-1 odd"><div class="quote-author"><em class="placeholder">jamblessedthree</em> wrote:</div>If the same kind of language that has violated tos here is used irl then no, I wouldn't appreciate the company you keep either.</blockquote><br /><br />See Grapthar? My husband and stepson's service isn't appreciated because I once hinted at a naughty word on an iVillage message board. Because as you're well aware, NO ONE in the military swears.</p><p><span>I'm not really surprised; for some people, it's "SUPPORT THE POOR!" but only if they're the <em>right</em> kind of poor, and "SUPPORT THE TROOPS!" only if they're the <em>right</em> kind of troop. </span></p><p>Another elitist smackdown by Jams! FTW!</p>

It was more than once, And now with the yelling and with the picture blobs that imply anger issues.  You're right, social science majors are intrigured by behaviors...

 

 

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