“A lot of people mistake a short memory for a clear conscience.”
This article is about these dirt cakes the people eat in Haiti because they have so little food. The point of the article is: “Stop complaining. At least you’re not eating dirt.”
As millions of Haitians starve, tons of food is rotting in the nation’s ports.
The government is trying to rid its ports of corruption and is bickering over a series of reforms. New requirements are overwhelming poorly trained workers and the country’s handwritten customs system. Further adding to the backlog, Haitian cargo handlers are trying to empty and inspect every container. Cargo shipments as far away as Miami are feeling the slowdown.
One U.S. aid worker says a lot of the time food rots before it passes through customs and authorities are forced to burn it. The U.S. Department of Agriculture reports Haiti imports 75 percent of its food.
In a country where some are forced to literally eat dirt to stave off hunger, tons of beans and rice are spoiling in the sun or being devoured by vermin.
Dude, honestly…I’m sorry I can’t feel sorry for idiots. I grew up in shit poor Mexico and we’ll eat some nasty shit, but not dirt. Christ people, plant some fucking corn.
I have today and tomorrow off work to get some stuff done with my taxes, to do laundry, to get some cleaning out of the way… and so far I’ve spent most of it in bed sick. I need to pop my back so badly that there’s pain creeping into my leg over it. I mean– what the heck, man?
* An AP article about suicide bombers. From the beginning of the article:
The suicide bombers who have killed 10,000 people in Iraq, including hundreds of American troops, usually are alienated young men from large families who are desperate to stand out from the crowd and make their mark, according to a U.S. military study.
As long suspected, most come from outside Iraq. Saudi Arabia, home of most of the 9/11 hijackers, is the single largest source.
Why can’t they just get all emo and write crappy poetry and go into an IT job in a back office at the mall like a normal person?
* Her husband committed suicide after seven years of marriage. But what could she have done? :(
* I’m watching The Lion in Winter with Patrick Stewart and Glen Close. But not for much longer. I can live without this one…