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grocery shopping for 795 million people on 37 cents a day?


How many people are hungry in the world?


Some 795 million people in the world do not have enough food to lead a healthy active life. That’s about one in nine people on earth. The vast majority of the world’s hungry people live in developing countries, where 12.9 percent of the population is undernourished.

I read that today and cried.

What is spent on nuclear weapons?
As hundreds of millions of people across the globe go hungry, the nuclear-armed nations spend close to US$300 million a day on their nuclear forces.

I read that and laughed.

I know it’s unrealistic, even naive, to imagine spending that Thirty Seven cents a day on food to save 11% of the world, but I bet I could do it. You buy the large sizes you’d be amazed what you can save. Coupons, store membersips, points back if you use that “What’s in YOUR wallet card,” I mean, you buy rice by the hundred metric ton you’re down to 2 cents a serving. Beans, lentils, believe me, I’ve fantasized about this for years.

Get these people healthy, put ’em to work, make consumers out of them, a credit rating, ATM cards, the world economy would be booming.

Not a chance, damnit.

elwood come over my house for some toast

don’t throw out that toaster yet, but we ARE getting closer to toaster independence… watch these incredible exclusive videos of making toast in bed with the heat from a tea candle…


here’s the players…

1. tea candle holding cast iron trivet
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2. tea candle
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3. cast iron skillet 3.5 inch diameter
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4. magic fire stick to light candle
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5. place candle in holder triver and light it
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6. place cast iron skillet upside down over flame
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7. lay a piece of white bread on that sucker
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8. after ditching the skillet, try to toast it
holding bread over flame. move it around
good so it doesn’t burn.
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9. sort of success side 1 of toast
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10. equal sort of okay, side 2
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11. like  candle in the wind, poof.
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okay. needs work.

total elapsed time, about 45 minutes.

but? GENUINE, dry white toast…

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