Food Fights and Class Warfare

January 25, 2012
Rubens, The Three Graces

(SultanKnish)Not only was the availability of food no longer associated with prosperity, but even the poor had begun to eat so well that fat began to carry working class and lower class associations. Fat was no longer wealth, instead conscientious fitness became a mark of prosperity… Now: The food may cost twice as much, but it’s locally grown on a farm run by handicapped union workers who visit Cuba to receive free health care or by the indigenous peoples of Tuba-Tuba with the proceeds going to a complete sonic library of their chants and ceremonies.(MORE)

Back in 1638 when Rubens created this painting, this kind of female body was considered a kind of mature feminine ideal. The Three Graces are mythological figures representing charm, enjoyment and social goodwill, and as such are usually presented in art as cheerful and beautiful dancing women. (Rubens found @Fat Wars « Why Your Wife Won’t Have Sex With You)


FAT GAZA: The Humanitarian Crisis Myth

April 25, 2011
FAT JIHAD: Palestine has an obesity problem?
It’s been called an “open air prison,” said to be “one of the worst humanitarian crises in the 21st century.” Well, here is the REAL story about the situation in Gaza. With facts from the United Nations illustrating Palestinian Arabs suffering from one of the highest obesity rates in the world and actual footage of plentiful markets and fine-dining restaurants in Gaza City, this is the what the media won’t show you.

please don’t send these fat college girls to Gaza. They will only get fatter.


FAT JIHAD: Palestine has an obesity problem?


FAT JIHAD: Palestine has an obesity problem?

March 26, 2011


Media made a Whopper of a lieof course the blockade was just manufactured vitriol… but it is amusing to see how off their accusations were. this data is coming from the Economist… not exactly a Pro Zionist rag


The graph above is from The Economist in 2004. Gaza and the Westabank rank #8 and #3 for obesity. Now a lot can happen over six years so in terms of nutrition the situation in Gaza might very well be different today. Yet the table above gives us an indication that living conditions were less dire, in 2004 at least, than some people would have us believe.
One thing is for certain, if obesity levels in Gaza turn out to have decreased since 2004, the Norwegian media will blame it on Israel. Unless obesity levels have increased, that is.
In which case the Norwegian media will blame it on Israel.


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Is Gaza Starving?

The international community recently claimed the Israeli government was not supplying the Gazan population with aid.
The diagrams above show that Israel supplies Gaza with so much food that if aid were distributed equally there would be enough for each Gazan to receive 5547% more than the average Bangladeshi.
And while Gaza receives more aid than the other nation, they actually top the rich list of these 10 nations with a GDP per Capita of $2,900.

Calculations

1 loaf of bread is equivalent to 675g of food aid
All food aid statistics were collected from the UN World Food Programme
All population estimates were from CIA World Factbook
All GDP per capita estimates were from CIA World Factbook – 2008

Update

In the first quarter of 2010 Israel allowed 48,000 tons of food aid into Gaza, lifting the monthly average from 12,000 to 16,000 tons of aid.
http://www.mfa.gov.il/MFA/About+the+Ministry/Behind+the+Headlines/Israeli_humanitarian_lifeline_Gaza_25-May-2010.htm


Another Fat jihad

August 24, 2010
QUICK BITE: The growing number of fast food chains in the kingdom is causing waistlines to expand. (Getty Images)

Today Dennis Miller said in regards to the Mosque at the World Trade Center, “I hope that Bloomberg swoops in at the last minute and shuts down the mosque because they found trans fats in the cafeteria’s baba ganoush.”

Dennis might actually have a very good point.  Besides the irony of using the Bill of Rights in it’s absolutist form on only the issue of protecting religion on private property…. when Bloomberg would compromise those property laws to push his own worldview.
Regardless…  The Arabs have a real problem.  They really are fat pigs!

The growing number of fast food restaurants across Saudi Arabia has been blamed for the country’s rising obesity rate, the Saudi Gazette reports on Sunday.
Figures released by the Saudi Diabetes and Endocrinology Society said 70 percent of the kingdom’s local population are classed as obese.
A recent study found that among middle-aged people, 34 percent of men and 45 percent of women were obese.

this data is coming from the Economist… not exactly a Pro Zionist rag

Do you remember that movie, Super Size Me in 2004. It was mostly an attack on American culture. Like most products of the media it squarely put the blame on the people of the United States. The movie did make mention of Cafeterias in schools and many other institutions were a major part of the problem, but what the film failed to mention was that the two largest food service providers Aramark or Sodexho are both European. Weight problems are caused by the greed of those that are willing to take advantage of cultural dysfunction… no doubt. But this is not just an American problem and shame on the media for pushing this view.