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November 23rd, 2009
04:03 PM ET
soundoff (11 Responses)
  1. David

    Thank you for posting this intvw with a panel of food bank directors and the creator of a snack program for schools. This look across the country is worrying. A good reminder to contribute to local food banks and programs everywhere.

    November 24, 2009 at 5:15 pm |
  2. Diane J

    There are very different ways of feeding the hungry.

    Gifts for my family for the past 5 years have been in the form of livestock donations to impoverished families around the world. Heifer International has a wonderful gift program, they even provide cards and emails to each recipient. The $250-$500 I would normally spend on stuff, no one in my family really needs, is spent instead on everything from bees and bunnies to cows. These sustainable gifts give a family food, a small business (selling the excess food) and the possibility to breed the animals and sell the offspring. The gift that keeps on giving!

    I will continue to gift hope for years to come!!

    November 25, 2009 at 10:53 am |
  3. dennis linville

    At this special time of year I know it is hard to find the joy with such hard times, More Americans than ever living on the streets not knowing where their next meal is coming from,them and many more with no health care and any hopes of a job has been moved to other countries. Very hard to find the joy but lets give it a try.
    Think of all our soilders that have a job because our government has so kindly provided the billions of dollars the taliban need to put on a good fight. sure they are away from their families but at least our government is turning the taliban loose as fast as our soilders catch them so they dont run out of people to fight in these special times of peace and joy.A special gift from our government for the 3 soilders who defended themselves at the canal,free room and board for the next 20 yrs for fighting a war with no purpose.
    Think of all the dope dealers that will have a great holiday because of the billions our government has provided to make sure that just the right drug dealer was elected and lets not forget the bumper crop of opium largely due to to the expert purtection of the dope by our soilders.
    Happy Holidays America

    November 25, 2009 at 10:58 am |
  4. David

    Happy Thanksgiving everybody and no one special.

    November 25, 2009 at 3:17 pm |
  5. David

    how does the dow jones fluctations relate to this actual circumstance

    November 25, 2009 at 3:49 pm |
  6. David

    maybe all the camp followers rooting for the military should think about the butter part of the economy, or do you think a wealth country is not held together by charity

    luckily, the military is striving for accountablity to the American people and not listening so much to all the noise.

    November 25, 2009 at 4:04 pm |
  7. A. Smith, Oregon

    Truly noble, however hundreds of thousands of homeless Veterans abandoned by the Bush-Cheney administration beg for food 364 other days of the year.

    America ships thousands of ton's of rice and grains to feed the homeless overseas and yet inner city's across America are filled with homeless people begging for food they seldom receive in abundance.

    November 26, 2009 at 12:08 am |
  8. David

    Happy Thanksgiving Heidi.

    November 26, 2009 at 8:52 pm |
  9. MR.AL

    I suport my local food bank at my church. I agree with A Smith Oregon how about "THE AMERICAN POOR" Since G.W.BUSH Conservative lawmakers have turned their backs on the lower classes. We have an abundance of food in America where are the lawmakers what are they doing to help the problem in America? iT seems Lawmakers only support the wealthy and corperate America!! I know they don't support the elderly, disabled or the poor they only help when it's beneficial for conservatives. I'm sure their holidays will be just fine pleanty of money food and gifts.People need to remember 2000 to 2008 and why we in these wars and why we are in a recession and two things G.W.BUSH said #1 I DIDN'T KNOW GAS PRICES WERE THAT HIGH? AND I'M AFRAID OF THIS RECESSION.

    November 27, 2009 at 12:30 am |
  10. dennis linville

    White house eating awfully nice while Americans are eating out of garbage cans. How can we be wasting all this money on war and giving billions to other countries while Americans are out of work,lost their homes and have no health care?
    Our government gives billions to many other countries every year while Americans do without. No monies should leave the US until every American is taken care of,we have enough jobs to support our own economy and our schools are back to the job of educating our youth. How can we be so far in debt we cant even give Americans their basic needs but always seem to have plenty of money to give to other countries and or make war with them?
    We have filled our government with a bunch of crooks. I wonder has anyone ever thought, a lawyer is about as crooked as you can get but we keep electing them to public office. The government and media have succeeded to divide us on many levels black/ white,republican/democrat, liberal/conservitive. If we are to truley unite and get anything done we have to be Americans and strive for the betterment of this country and all Americans.America can be great again if we take back this country and demand the truth from our leaders.

    November 27, 2009 at 10:43 am |
  11. Don

    War uses tools to accomplish success. One tool is propaganda. I think that announcing a time line for withdrawal is just that. Saying July of 2011 calms issues with the public and politicians. The only criticism at this point is “how could you announce such strategy!” If this were, just a tool (propaganda), then it may give us a time of less violence while the task of training Afghanistan troops takes place. It would be worth a try to keep our troops safe. The administration knows that CNN and others will jump on the critique wagon and can use that opportunity to mislead the Taliban. You are part of the strategy!

    December 2, 2009 at 9:34 am |