Report: 260,000 died in Somali famine

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  • the old switcharoo mesa, AZ
    April 30, 2013 7:42 a.m.

    There's plenty of food in the world. If they had oil like Iraq they would still be poor because wealthy nations's would install a puppet government to suck it dry while the inhabitants would get none of the benefits. That's pretty much Africa's story anyway; what economists call , "the curse of resources."

    So it's not really charity to Africa, god gave them plenty of resources that are stolen from the people there. Sending them food is just giving them a small portion of what they should have had in the first place.

  • Samuel the Liberalite Farmington, UT
    April 29, 2013 2:44 p.m.

    Who care --

    So long as WallStreet creates $2.5 Trillion out of nothing,
    So long as the DoD spends $3 Trllion in Ira and Afghanistan,
    So long as Big Oil can still glut, pump and ship cheap crude from the Middle East.

    Isn't that right, Republicans?

    America does lift a finger to help the poor,the needy and the starving....
    unless there is OIL under ther feet or Money to cash in on!

    My herat bleeds for this once great nation.

  • Tators Hyrum, UT
    April 29, 2013 1:01 p.m.

    There are few things in life more sad than hearing of people actually starving to death... Especially when you consider we live in a technologically modern world that can and does produce more food than it overall utilizes. There's too much waste. That over a quarter million people starve to death in our world in a single year is both disgusting and shameful.

    It would be a positive step if our country would redirect some of the massive military aid we give to so many different countries and instead give additional humanitarian food aid to the most impoverished countries... which should also include educating and equipping people in those countries to better meet their own ongoing domestic food needs.

  • Ernest T. Bass Bountiful, UT
    April 29, 2013 11:09 a.m.

    Stories like this make me very happy we have a nice new shopping mall with expensive products lining the shelves.