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Posted: 7/19/2010 1:50:35 PM EDT
They're playing a story about the a family struggling with starvation. The mother is a "heavyset woman" who "used to work, but stopped" and is married to "her husband butch, who dropped out of high school" and has three kids. They are soo broke that they have to drink Ice tea instead fo coolaid*. They aren't ashamed about having to use food stamps and then get free food from foodbanks because "it isn't a downtime, it's a way of life". She went searching for deals on "meat", "suger", and "ice cream" along with "fresh fruits and vegitables from local farms".

Her eight year old son no longer gets free lunches at school because he got kicked out of public schools over "behavioral problems" and then skips lunch because he'd rather go out to play.

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Gah, cry me a fucking river. If you can afford to be fat drinking and are drinking iced tea instead of water, you aren't fucking starving. Maybe we should apply BMI standard to food stamps; if you're not either fit or getting lighter, you don't need to eat so damn much. If you're kids are letting food go to waste because they'd rather play than eat lunch, they aren't fucking starving either.

Oh, and if you and your husband are both high school dropouts trying to live off one income, don't have three kids. Comdoms are cheaper than kids, by far; fuck, not fucking is even free.

No wonder we're a country of fat asses. Good think Obama is taking on childhood hunger.

EDIT: And before you flame me for listening to NPR, it's the only radio station that's always playing news, and I don't like music.
Link Posted: 7/19/2010 2:01:26 PM EDT
[#1]
See my sigline. NPRWorld is eastern Massachusetts writ large.
Link Posted: 7/19/2010 2:04:55 PM EDT
[#2]
I periodically still listen to NPR. But some of those stories (like the one you posted) are enough to send me off into a tizzy.

Obvious agenda is obvious.
Link Posted: 7/19/2010 2:19:29 PM EDT
[#3]
The sad part about NPR is that they think they are political center. I stopped listening to them a long time ago.

Link Posted: 7/19/2010 2:22:21 PM EDT
[#4]
Quoted:
The sad part about NPR is that they think they are political center. I stopped listening to them a long time ago.


The SAD part of npr is that they are a bunch of commies, and WE, the AMERICAN public have to pay for that drivel.
Shut the cocksuckers down.
Link Posted: 7/19/2010 2:23:37 PM EDT
[#5]
Did anybody catch their episode on the Trijicon scripture markings?

Link Posted: 7/19/2010 2:25:49 PM EDT
[#6]
Quoted:
See my sigline. NPRWorld is eastern Massachusetts writ large.


so true.
Link Posted: 7/19/2010 2:26:22 PM EDT
[#7]
What was the purpose of this segment, to illicit sympathy for families in need?

Link Posted: 7/19/2010 2:30:16 PM EDT
[#8]
A couple weeks ago I turned NPR on for the first time in a long time.  They were talking about how people in America are the least friendly and least hospitable people in the world.  How every place in the world was a better place than America.  Several of these mindless, unthinking fools were agreeing with each other about this and they were filled by joy by their conclusion.  

NPR commentators are the least intelligent people on the airways and people on radio and television are at the very bottom of the intellectual barrel.
Link Posted: 7/19/2010 2:31:09 PM EDT
[#9]
Quoted:
I don't like music.


amish?
Link Posted: 7/19/2010 2:39:22 PM EDT
[#10]
NPR is garbage.



I love the retards that call in, they crack me up.




The other day they were talking about some libtard author that committed suicide. One of the callers had a rant about how the author should have killed republicans....
Link Posted: 7/19/2010 2:42:15 PM EDT
[#11]
The issue was shown in "Idiocracy".



"Certain Groups" of people have more kids because it means they get more free stuff.  



At the same time, there are a LOT of double income/no kids families around, as they want a solid foundation for a family.



Guess which one is going to be "outbreeded".
Link Posted: 7/19/2010 2:43:07 PM EDT
[#12]
Quoted:
They were talking about how people in America are the least friendly and least hospitable people in the world.  How every place in the world was a better place than America.


One of my friends married a girl from NYC and she's always amazed at how us hicks in flyover country go out of our way to help each other.  Need help moving?  What day?  Car broke down?  I'll be there to pick you up!  Beers need drank?  I'm on my way!
We took her shooting and she liked it so much she took the class to get her CCW.  She was floored when I loaned her my Sig P228 for the class without collateral.
As for NPR, yea, they have an agenda, but every once in a while a story surprises me, like this one that criticizes the European welfare state.    

Link Posted: 7/19/2010 2:45:19 PM EDT
[#13]
Quoted:
Did anybody catch their episode on the Trijicon scripture markings?



I had never heard a Marine Major be such a whiny bitch.
Link Posted: 7/19/2010 2:45:44 PM EDT
[#14]
Quoted:
The issue was shown in "Idiocracy".

"Certain Groups" of people have more kids because it means they get more free stuff.  

At the same time, there are a LOT of double income/no kids families around, as they want a solid foundation for a family.

Guess which one is going to be "outbreeded".


YouTube video of that scene...
Link Posted: 7/19/2010 3:53:38 PM EDT
[#15]
Quoted:
The issue was shown in "Idiocracy".

"Certain Groups" of people have more kids because it means they get more free stuff.  

At the same time, there are a LOT of double income/no kids families around, as they want a solid foundation for a family.

Guess which one is going to be "outbreeded".


I was actually thinking about that the other day.

I'm 27 and college educated. Out of the guys I know my own age, about 2/3 of the college grads are married; none of the college grads have kids.

Out of the non-college grad friends I have, which I have absolutely nothing against either of them, both are great guys and neither is stupid. One is married with a pregnant wife and one kid already, and the other has two kids (one his, one his fiancee's that he's raising) plus his fiance is pregnant.
Link Posted: 7/19/2010 4:08:08 PM EDT
[#16]
OP, give that family a break, she feeds them PB&C (Peanut butter and cheese) sammwiches instead of PB&J for "more protein"

Link Posted: 7/19/2010 4:18:55 PM EDT
[#17]
This American Life, Fresh Air and Cartalk are still the only programs worth listening to on any radio station. I'll listen to npr news because, of all the choices, it's the only one that isn't non-stop commercials and rehashing of whatever Lindsey Lohan is up to at the moment. The editorial bias isn't as bad as many make it out to be, and when it is present it's pretty obvious. And they even have an ombudsman to call them out on the BS.
Link Posted: 7/19/2010 4:25:42 PM EDT
[#18]
Quoted:
This American Life, Fresh Air and Cartalk are still the only programs worth listening to on any radio station. I'll listen to npr news because, of all the choices, it's the only one that isn't non-stop commercials and rehashing of whatever Lindsey Lohan is up to at the moment. The editorial bias isn't as bad as many make it out to be, and when it is present it's pretty obvious. And they even have an ombudsman to call them out on the BS.


I love cartalk...

BBC world service isn't bad. Liberal bias, but it's nice to hear a non-American perspective on national news.
Link Posted: 7/19/2010 4:28:43 PM EDT
[#19]
Quoted:
Quoted:
The sad part about NPR is that they think they are political center. I stopped listening to them a long time ago.


The SAD part of npr is that they are a bunch of commies, and WE, the AMERICAN public have to pay for that drivel.
Shut the cocksuckers down.


Drivel is too mild a term.  Those people are out and out communists.  It's appalling that the republicans have never killed it.
Link Posted: 7/19/2010 4:31:42 PM EDT
[#20]
Quoted:
This American Life, Fresh Air and Cartalk are still the only programs worth listening to on any radio station. I'll listen to npr news because, of all the choices, it's the only one that isn't non-stop commercials and rehashing of whatever Lindsey Lohan is up to at the moment. The editorial bias isn't as bad as many make it out to be, and when it is present it's pretty obvious. And they even have an ombudsman to call them out on the BS.


This
Link Posted: 7/19/2010 4:46:23 PM EDT
[#21]



Quoted:



Quoted:

The issue was shown in "Idiocracy".



"Certain Groups" of people have more kids because it means they get more free stuff.  



At the same time, there are a LOT of double income/no kids families around, as they want a solid foundation for a family.



Guess which one is going to be "outbreeded".




I was actually thinking about that the other day.



I'm 27 and college educated. Out of the guys I know my own age, about 2/3 of the college grads are married; none of the college grads have kids.



Out of the non-college grad friends I have, which I have absolutely nothing against either of them, both are great guys and neither is stupid. One is married with a pregnant wife and one kid already, and the other has two kids (one his, one his fiancee's that he's raising) plus his fiance is pregnant.


Which is fine, until you get into the Motor Voting.  People who have no interest/care about politics are picked up and taken to vote, with the innuendo or outright statement of who to vote for.   That is where "the system" falls apart.



More precautions are taken when picking a jury over picking a president.





 
Link Posted: 7/19/2010 4:47:45 PM EDT
[#22]
I don't listen to that because they do not play music.
Link Posted: 7/19/2010 4:48:49 PM EDT
[#23]
I deeply resent that my tax money is being used to finance the liberal crap broadcast by NPR.
Link Posted: 7/19/2010 4:49:58 PM EDT
[#24]
NPR & PBS = instruments of government propaganda.
Link Posted: 7/19/2010 4:51:18 PM EDT
[#25]
Quoted:
I don't listen to that because they do not play music.


The local NPR affiliate plays zydaco and blues on Fridays, so I have to say I like them for that.
Link Posted: 7/19/2010 4:57:04 PM EDT
[#26]
Quoted:
Quoted:
The issue was shown in "Idiocracy".

"Certain Groups" of people have more kids because it means they get more free stuff.  

At the same time, there are a LOT of double income/no kids families around, as they want a solid foundation for a family.

Guess which one is going to be "outbreeded".


YouTube video of that scene...


HAHHAHAHAHHAHAHA

"...passed away while masturbating..."

Link Posted: 7/19/2010 4:57:41 PM EDT
[#27]
Quoted:
This American Life, Fresh Air and Cartalk are still the only programs worth listening to on any radio station. I'll listen to npr news because, of all the choices, it's the only one that isn't non-stop commercials and rehashing of whatever Lindsey Lohan is up to at the moment. The editorial bias isn't as bad as many make it out to be, and when it is present it's pretty obvious. And they even have an ombudsman to call them out on the BS.


I quite like Marketplace
Link Posted: 7/19/2010 5:07:11 PM EDT
[#28]
Whenever I've listened to NPR, it's bashed America pretty strongly. They particularly seem to bash it on things that aren't it's fault.
Link Posted: 7/19/2010 5:12:00 PM EDT
[#29]
I still listen to all the saturday programs.



Terry is also a great interviewer but I have not listened in a while.
Link Posted: 7/19/2010 5:23:38 PM EDT
[#30]





Quoted:



This American Life, Fresh Air and Cartalk are still the only programs worth listening to on any radio station. I'll listen to npr news because, of all the choices, it's the only one that isn't non-stop commercials and rehashing of whatever Lindsey Lohan is up to at the moment. The editorial bias isn't as bad as many make it out to be, and when it is present it's pretty obvious. And they even have an ombudsman to call them out on the BS.





This has been my experience.
 
Link Posted: 7/19/2010 5:32:12 PM EDT
[#31]
Link Posted: 7/19/2010 5:41:49 PM EDT
[#32]
NPR = National Propaganda Radio

Taxpayer funded libtard radio at it's best!
Link Posted: 7/19/2010 5:48:32 PM EDT
[#33]
Quoted:
The issue was shown in "Idiocracy".

"Certain Groups" of people have more kids because it means they get more free stuff.  

At the same time, there are a LOT of double income/no kids families around, as they want a solid foundation for a family.

Guess which one is going to be "outbreeded".


It's not a new idea. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Marching_Morons

It's also not something that is even remotely close to happening.

http://scienceblogs.com/pharyngula/2007/05/there_are_no_marching_morons.php

Link Posted: 7/19/2010 5:50:48 PM EDT
[#34]
I like some NPR stuff, but if I listen too much, they will inevitably say something to make a blood vessel burst in my head.
Link Posted: 7/19/2010 6:19:39 PM EDT
[#35]
First, I am convinced that the names of the commentators on NPR are fake. Pam Coulter? Steve Inskeep? Audie Cornish?

Second, NPR uses tried and true emotional manipulation to achieve it's objectives. Just like a preacher might. They tell you some form of story that is emotional, in one way or another. Then follow that story quickly with an agenda driven program. It's the classic way to get people to believe something that is otherwise too far fetched. Another term: Brainwashing.

There really is something weird about NPR. The entire line of programming is skewed in some way or another.

Prairie home companion? Bizzare junk.

Diane Rehm? Showcasing the handicapped? That's just fucked up. You DON'T put verbal 'tards or stroke victims in charge of a national radio show. This is so far from the real world, it's not funny.

Then they showcase music that SUCKS. They make sure it's absolute tribal crap, some form of drunk beatnik simplistic clapping non rhythm, or watered down versions of otherwise good music. Everything on NPR is designed and engineered to be substandard in some odd way.

Don't get me started on how they promote muslims with names like mohammad atta (no not the terrorist). WHAT THE FUCK?????? Who the hell cares about tour guide mohammad atta from poc es tan?  The agenda is clear. To undermine good, decent, American values.
Link Posted: 7/19/2010 6:26:17 PM EDT
[#36]
I tune into NPR anytime I need a good laugh or a reminder that it's Bush's fault and poor oblama inherited it.
Link Posted: 7/19/2010 6:26:41 PM EDT
[#37]
http://nprsucks.com/

""Why do I care? I care because NPR spends federal tax dollars doing it. If you want to broadcast your views about saving the rain forest, dangers of smoking, mean House Republicans, greedy oil companies, irresponsible gun owners, same-sex marriage, or the plight of the Palestinian people, do it with your own money — not mine.""
Link Posted: 7/19/2010 7:20:14 PM EDT
[#38]



Quoted:


First, I am convinced that the names of the commentators on NPR are fake. Pam Coulter? Steve Inskeep? Audie Cornish?



Second, NPR uses tried and true emotional manipulation to achieve it's objectives. Just like a preacher might. They tell you some form of story that is emotional, in one way or another. Then follow that story quickly with an agenda driven program. It's the classic way to get people to believe something that is otherwise too far fetched. Another term: Brainwashing.



There really is something weird about NPR. The entire line of programming is skewed in some way or another.



Prairie home companion? Bizzare junk.



Diane Rehm? Showcasing the handicapped? That's just fucked up. You DON'T put verbal 'tards or stroke victims in charge of a national radio show. This is so far from the real world, it's not funny.



Then they showcase music that SUCKS. They make sure it's absolute tribal crap, some form of drunk beatnik simplistic clapping non rhythm, or watered down versions of otherwise good music. Everything on NPR is designed and engineered to be substandard in some odd way.



Don't get me started on how they promote muslims with names like mohammad atta (no not the terrorist). WHAT THE FUCK?????? Who the hell cares about tour guide mohammad atta from poc es tan?  The agenda is clear. To undermine good, decent, American values.


True that.



I'd rather listen to miley ray cyrus scratching her fingernails on a chalk board while singing the hamsterdance song with a band of vuvuzelas as accompaniment, than the crap they play.



 
Link Posted: 7/19/2010 9:08:51 PM EDT
[#39]
Whats wrong with NPR?
I listen to them all the time.  They are so helpful.  With NPR I am able to hear sad and wonderful stories on how I may be able to help.  NPR keeps me updated on when and where my union leaders are meeting so I can get updates and orders from them to help our cause.
As a child I used to watch this show on PBS, and it had a mean grumpy guy who lived in a garbage can.  We called him Oscar.  He was always reading the newspapers and talking about what was going on in the world.  Ol' Oscar the grouch... that's who you guys remind me of.
I sure am happy you people live in the middle of the country and the rest of us live where it is nice.  One day you might get smart and move to where the rest of us live, or Chicago, that place is Super!  
I would love to live in Chicago with the fantastic weather, Unions, Govt. and class!  
Jest.

I would like to offer NPR a bag of dicks to eat or choke on.


Link Posted: 7/19/2010 9:13:26 PM EDT
[#40]
National Propaganda Radio



Like you expected anything else?
Link Posted: 7/19/2010 9:29:41 PM EDT
[#41]
Quoted:
They're playing a story about the a family struggling with starvation. The mother is a "heavyset woman" who "used to work, but stopped" and is married to "her husband butch, who dropped out of high school" and has three kids. They are soo broke that they have to drink Ice tea instead fo coolaid*. They aren't ashamed about having to use food stamps and then get free food from foodbanks because "it isn't a downtime, it's a way of life". She went searching for deals on "meat", "suger", and "ice cream" along with "fresh fruits and vegitables from local farms".

Her eight year old son no longer gets free lunches at school because he got kicked out of public schools over "behavioral problems" and then skips lunch because he'd rather go out to play.

––––––––––––



You left out the part of the story where their 18 year old daughter, who lives at home with them, is also pregnant.
Link Posted: 7/20/2010 2:38:11 AM EDT
[#42]
Quoted:
Quoted:
The issue was shown in "Idiocracy".

"Certain Groups" of people have more kids because it means they get more free stuff.  

At the same time, there are a LOT of double income/no kids families around, as they want a solid foundation for a family.

Guess which one is going to be "outbreeded".


It's not a new idea. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Marching_Morons

It's also not something that is even remotely close to happening.

http://scienceblogs.com/pharyngula/2007/05/there_are_no_marching_morons.php



http://www.cdc.gov/nchs/pressroom/97facts/edu2birt.htm

According to a study by National Center for Health Statistics, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, "Educational attainment is a very critical factor in accounting for lifetime fertility differentials. Women with 1 or more years of college have sharply lower lifetime fertility than less educated women, regardless of race or Hispanic origin. Women with college degrees can be expected to complete their childbearing with 1.6-2.0 children each; 1.7 for non-Hispanic white, 1.6 for non-Hispanic black, and 2.0 for Hispanic women. For women with less education the total expected number of children are: 3.2 children for those with 0-8 years of education; 2.3 children for those with 9-11 years of education and 2.7 for high school graduates."

As for the blog post that claims everyone's has equal capabilities and that people of different levels of intelligence intermarry all the time but cites absolutely no sources, how many doctors and lawyers do you know who are married to high school drop outs? http://geekwhisperin.files.wordpress.com/2008/11/blogging.jpg
Link Posted: 7/20/2010 2:46:13 AM EDT
[#43]
Hunger is a great motivator.  (real hunger)



Obviously they are there yet.
Link Posted: 7/20/2010 2:48:28 AM EDT
[#44]
I used to listen to their science programs, but they became, ALL OF THEM, environmental bullshit.





In fact, it is hard to find ANY science realted media nowdays that isn't environmental bullshit.
Link Posted: 7/20/2010 3:15:44 AM EDT
[#45]
I remember several years ago they had a interview with some women who did "throat singing". It was the most bizarre shit I have ever heard. Sounded like she was choking on a cock. Some one get that women some water!

And as far as Prarie Home Companion, I can't stand Dracula. I was forced to listen to that shit as child...and I am still recovering.

Link Posted: 7/20/2010 3:18:39 AM EDT
[#46]
Quoted:

The SAD part of npr is that they are a bunch of commies, and WE, the AMERICAN public have to pay for that drivel.
Shut the cocksuckers down.



No, just remove the taxpayer funding for them, much as we should withdraw funding from the Nat. Endowment of the Arts (NEA). Both will then be as successful as "Air America" was/is................      
Link Posted: 7/20/2010 3:19:50 AM EDT
[#47]
Quoted:
This American Life, Fresh Air and Cartalk are still the only programs worth listening to on any radio station. I'll listen to npr news because, of all the choices, it's the only one that isn't non-stop commercials and rehashing of whatever Lindsey Lohan is up to at the moment. The editorial bias isn't as bad as many make it out to be, and when it is present it's pretty obvious. And they even have an ombudsman to call them out on the BS.


I USED to listen to Car Talk only on NPR but they went libtard also. Turned them off one day and haven't missed it since.
Link Posted: 7/20/2010 3:19:55 AM EDT
[#48]
Quoted:

I had never heard a Marine Major be such a whiny bitch.




There's always one turd in every bunch, sir......................      
Link Posted: 7/20/2010 1:24:57 PM EDT
[#49]
Quoted:
Quoted:

The SAD part of npr is that they are a bunch of commies, and WE, the AMERICAN public have to pay for that drivel.
Shut the cocksuckers down.



No, just remove the taxpayer funding for them, much as we should withdraw funding from the Nat. Endowment of the Arts (NEA). Both will then be as successful as "Air America" was/is................      


It's only around 16% publicly funded. The rest is advertising underwriting spots and listener donations
Link Posted: 7/20/2010 1:31:21 PM EDT
[#50]
Quoted:
Quoted:
The issue was shown in "Idiocracy".

"Certain Groups" of people have more kids because it means they get more free stuff.  

At the same time, there are a LOT of double income/no kids families around, as they want a solid foundation for a family.

Guess which one is going to be "outbreeded".


I was actually thinking about that the other day.

I'm 27 and college educated. Out of the guys I know my own age, about 2/3 of the college grads are married; none of the college grads have kids.

Out of the non-college grad friends I have, which I have absolutely nothing against either of them, both are great guys and neither is stupid. One is married with a pregnant wife and one kid already, and the other has two kids (one his, one his fiancee's that he's raising) plus his fiance is pregnant.


Which begs the question, if you (college grads) are really that smart why will all you know die with you? (yeah I know you may have a chance to pass some on to the neighbor kid but you know...)

Except the teachers, they can pass on their crap without having their own children. Which brings you back to NPR! Only the .gov/teachers pass on higher thought. Homeschool FTW!! I can't believe they haven't come for us yet.
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