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sandiahead

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RE: hot-dog eating competition at Coney Island Sat, 07/12/08 12:22 AM (permalink)
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I find the idea of these competitions kind of disgusting in country where one in six children goes to bed hungry each night.


Wow, what a downer.

Also for some fun with math 6 million hungry kids = 12 million parents not doing their job.
 
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    Foodbme

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    RE: hot-dog eating competition at Coney Island Sat, 07/12/08 12:33 AM (permalink)
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    Originally posted by sandiahead


    Originally posted by jmckee

    I find the idea of these competitions kind of disgusting in country where one in six children goes to bed hungry each night.


    Wow, what a downer.

    Also for some fun with math 6 million hungry kids = 12 million parents not doing their job.
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    Your math is flawed. In reality 6 million kids probably don't have 12 million parents on hand to care for them. Most of them are from single parent households where the father has skipped. They're on welfare and food stamps which the single parent squanders. Maybe both parents skipped, on drugs or are in jail and Grandmama is taking care of them. The problem is not hungry kids, the problem is a breakdown in the family structure of our culture and welfare society.
     
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      sandiahead

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      RE: hot-dog eating competition at Coney Island Sat, 07/12/08 12:57 AM (permalink)
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      Originally posted by Foodbme

      quote:
      Originally posted by sandiahead

      quote:
      Originally posted by jmckee

      I find the idea of these competitions kind of disgusting in country where one in six children goes to bed hungry each night.


      Wow, what a downer.

      Also for some fun with math 6 million hungry kids = 12 million parents not doing their job.


      Your math is flawed. In reality 6 million kids probably don't have 12 million parents on hand to care for them. Most of them are from single parent households where the father has skipped. They're on welfare and food stamps which the single parent squanders. Maybe both parents skipped, on drugs or are in jail and Grandmama is taking care of them. The problem is not hungry kids, the problem is a breakdown in the family structure of our culture and welfare society.
      Actually it makes perfect sense. It takes two people to make a child, not one. My point was exactly the same as yours. Regardless of whether or not some idiot ran off or is on drugs he or she still is a mother or father and their failure to support their children as they should've is why there is 6 million hungry kids.
       
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