Just in case you think you have it bad.

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Across Globe, Empty Bellies Bring Rising Anger

PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti — Hunger bashed in the front gate of Haiti’s presidential palace. Hunger poured onto the streets, burning tires and taking on soldiers and the police. Hunger sent the country’s prime minister packing.

In Cairo, the military is being put to work baking bread as rising food prices threaten to become the spark that ignites wider anger at a repressive government. In Burkina Faso and other parts of sub-Saharan Africa, food riots are breaking out as never before. In reasonably prosperous Malaysia, the ruling coalition was nearly ousted by voters who cited food and fuel price increases as their main concerns.

Even in Thailand, which produces 10 million more tons of rice than it consumes and is the world’s largest rice exporter, supermarkets have placed signs limiting the amount of rice shoppers are allowed to purchase.

In Haiti, where three-quarters of the population earns less than $2 a day and one in five children is chronically malnourished, the one business booming amid all the gloom is the selling of patties made of mud, oil and sugar, typically consumed only by the most destitute.

Suddenly, that $4 a gallon gasoline doesn't look so bad after all.

http://www.nytimes.com/2008/04/18/world/americas/18food.html?pagewanted=2&_r=1&th&emc=th
 
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They say if all goes well, it takes about 10 years to build a substantial nuclear plant.

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And, speaking of China, their weather ills are continuing:

http://www.topix.com/news/weather/2008/04/more-bad-weather-for-china

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Is La nina, or global warming to blame? It shouldn't be too hard to find out. There is a la nina year fairly frequently, which generally results in dry winters here. Just compare the weather in China with the la nina years of the past.

They say if all goes well, it takes about 10 years to build a substantial nuclear plant.

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I guess we'd better get started.
 

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Is La nina, or global warming to blame? It shouldn't be too hard to find out. There is a la nina year fairly frequently, which generally results in dry winters here. Just compare the weather in China with the la nina years of the past.



I guess we'd better get started.
Then get to writing your senators and representatives to tell 'em it's okay and that they better get their a$$e$ on the ball. Scroll down to "NEW ANALYSIS: CARBON MANDATE WOULD HARM CONSUMERS, JOBS AND ECONOMY":

http://epw.senate.gov/public/index....a-23ad-4ad9-cb832daf282c&SuppressLayouts=true

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