Political machine...
Follow
Find
12 views | +0 today
 
Rescooped by Tiffany Silkara Licorish from Geography Education
onto Political machine-nations
Scoop.it!

Ramen To The Rescue: How Instant Noodles Fight Global Hunger

Ramen To The Rescue: How Instant Noodles Fight Global Hunger | Political machine-nations | Scoop.it
The supercheap and palatable noodles help low-wage workers around the world get by, anthropologists argue in a new book. And rather than lament the ascendance of this highly processed food, they argue we should try to make it more nutritious.

Via Seth Dixon
Tiffany Silkara Licorish's insight:

Finally, recognizing the true value of inexpensive, filling, instant ramen. Ramen noodles got me through college, as I'm sure it did most of us.

more...
Steven Flis's curator insight, December 17, 2013 9:10 AM

Its pretty crazy to think something as simple as ramen noodles can help feed billions of people. in the western world iramen is the butt currently for running jokes about poor college kids, i never thought it would have this impact. I can now say that ramen is a nessicty in some areas. Who cares about the slight health affects because if some of this people didnt have ramen they would already be dead from starvation. 

Jacqueline Landry's curator insight, December 17, 2013 3:32 PM

I think everyone has had ramen noodles at some point in there life. I do enjoy ramen noodles here and there but couldn't eat it daily. I have found in some of my cookbooks they use ramen noodles in their recipes. It is mostly the quick and easy recipes.  if we are the 6th highest country that purchases ramen noodles I am convinced everyone eats it. 

Joseph Thacker 's curator insight, April 26, 12:12 PM

I am sure almost every person in this country has eaten instant noodles at one point in their life. Due to the fact they are very cheap and enjoyable. Today, many impoverished people all over the world eat these instant noodles, as they are economical. Although they are not a nutritious, they can temporarily relieve people’s hunger.

Your new post is loading...
Your new post is loading...
Scooped by Tiffany Silkara Licorish
Scoop.it!

Anti-Americanism Spreads in Syrian Refugee Camps - The Atlantic

The Atlantic
Anti-Americanism Spreads in Syrian Refugee Camps
The Atlantic
Whether or not the U.S. intervenes, that overall figure is expected to climb to over 3 million by year's end. UNHCR ....
more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Tiffany Silkara Licorish
Scoop.it!

Challenging Obama, Putin Appeals Directly To Americans On Syria : NPR

Challenging Obama, Putin Appeals Directly To Americans On Syria : NPR | Political machine-nations | Scoop.it
Russian President Vladimir Putin made an unusual and direct appeal to the American people Wednesday night to reject President Obama's calls for possible use of force against Syria, using an op-ed in The New York Times to counter many of the...
more...
No comment yet.
Rescooped by Tiffany Silkara Licorish from Geography Education
Scoop.it!

Ramen To The Rescue: How Instant Noodles Fight Global Hunger

Ramen To The Rescue: How Instant Noodles Fight Global Hunger | Political machine-nations | Scoop.it
The supercheap and palatable noodles help low-wage workers around the world get by, anthropologists argue in a new book. And rather than lament the ascendance of this highly processed food, they argue we should try to make it more nutritious.

Via Seth Dixon
Tiffany Silkara Licorish's insight:

Finally, recognizing the true value of inexpensive, filling, instant ramen. Ramen noodles got me through college, as I'm sure it did most of us.

more...
Steven Flis's curator insight, December 17, 2013 9:10 AM

Its pretty crazy to think something as simple as ramen noodles can help feed billions of people. in the western world iramen is the butt currently for running jokes about poor college kids, i never thought it would have this impact. I can now say that ramen is a nessicty in some areas. Who cares about the slight health affects because if some of this people didnt have ramen they would already be dead from starvation. 

Jacqueline Landry's curator insight, December 17, 2013 3:32 PM

I think everyone has had ramen noodles at some point in there life. I do enjoy ramen noodles here and there but couldn't eat it daily. I have found in some of my cookbooks they use ramen noodles in their recipes. It is mostly the quick and easy recipes.  if we are the 6th highest country that purchases ramen noodles I am convinced everyone eats it. 

Joseph Thacker 's curator insight, April 26, 12:12 PM

I am sure almost every person in this country has eaten instant noodles at one point in their life. Due to the fact they are very cheap and enjoyable. Today, many impoverished people all over the world eat these instant noodles, as they are economical. Although they are not a nutritious, they can temporarily relieve people’s hunger.

Rescooped by Tiffany Silkara Licorish from Public Relations & Social Media Insight
Scoop.it!

Solutions for Trustworthy Journalism in a Fact-Checking-Free World | Mediashift | PBS

Solutions for Trustworthy Journalism in a Fact-Checking-Free World | Mediashift | PBS | Political machine-nations | Scoop.it

...Turns out that what we have now are a lot of ethics codes and policies, but very little accountability.To make sense of this, here’s the kind of lapse I’m talking about, none of which seems to have been addressed.

 

1. NBC selectively edited a video and badly misrepresented a guy in a real ugly case. Not clear if they’ve come clean about it yet.Suggestion: News outlets should make the full recording available, perhaps via a discreet rapid-response accountability team.

2. Sometimes a news outlet might broadcast a public figure lying, even when they know it’s a lie. This is what Jon Stewart calls the “CNN leaves it there” problem.Suggestion: Reporters are smart — if they know they’re being lied to, don’t broadcast it. If they smell a lie but they’re not sure, do a good faith fact-check....


Via Jeff Domansky
more...
Jeff Domansky's curator insight, July 26, 2013 2:40 PM

Craig Newmark looks at media in a fact-free, checking world and suggests a "list " of improvements...

Scooped by Tiffany Silkara Licorish
Scoop.it!

Number of Long-Term Unemployed ‘Unprecedented’ Under Obama

Number of Long-Term Unemployed ‘Unprecedented’ Under Obama | Political machine-nations | Scoop.it
The economy has seen an “unprecedented” number of long-term unemployed under the Obama administration, according to a liberal think tank, and economists say plans pursued by Democrats in Washingto (“Unprecedented” # of long-term...
more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Tiffany Silkara Licorish
Scoop.it!

What Putin Has to Say to Americans About Syria

What Putin Has to Say to Americans About Syria | Political machine-nations | Scoop.it
It is dangerous for any country, including America, to see itself as exceptional, whatever its motivation.
Tiffany Silkara Licorish's insight:

"Syria is not witnessing a battle for democracy, but an armed conflict between government and opposition in a multireligious country." Hopefully we'll learn from Iraq that lying about our real intentions doesn't fly anymore. Obama, you my dude...I know you'll let diplomacy work. 

more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Tiffany Silkara Licorish
Scoop.it!

Florida bans Obamacare outreach from county health facilities | The Raw Story

Florida bans Obamacare outreach from county health facilities | The Raw Story | Political machine-nations | Scoop.it
Tiffany Silkara Licorish's insight:

“This program has raised privacy concerns due to the consumer information that will be gathered for use in a federal database". Right, because 3.8 million uninsured Floridians are more worried about the government having personal information the government ALREADY HAS than whether or not they can afford their diabetes meds. But yeah, I guess you've gotta stand your ground against taking care of your citizens. 

more...
No comment yet.
Rescooped by Tiffany Silkara Licorish from Surfing the Broadband Bit Stream
Scoop.it!

Snowden: NSA targeted journalists critical of government after 9/11 | The Hill's Blog Briefing Room

Snowden: NSA targeted journalists critical of government after 9/11 | The Hill's Blog Briefing Room | Political machine-nations | Scoop.it

Leaker Edward Snowden accused the National Security Agency of targeting reporters who wrote critically about the government after the 9/11 attacks and warned it was “unforgivably reckless” for journalists to use unencrypted email messages when discussing sensitive matters.

 

Snowden said in an interview with the New York Times Magazine published Tuesday that he came to trust Laura Poitras, the documentary filmmaker who, along with Guardian reporter Glenn Greenwald, helped report his disclosure of secret surveillance programs, because she herself had been targeted by the NSA.

 

"Laura and [Guardian reporter] Glenn [Greenwald] are among the few who reported fearlessly on controversial topics throughout this period, even in the face of withering personal criticism, and resulted in Laura specifically becoming targeted by the very programs involved in the recent disclosures,” Snowden said for the article, a profile of Poitras.

 

Snowden didn’t detail how Poitras was targeted by the NSA surveillance programs he disclosed, but suggested the agency tracked her emails and cautioned other journalists that they could be under surveillance.

 

“I was surprised to realize that there were people in news organizations who didn’t recognize any unencrypted message sent over the Internet is being delivered to every intelligence service in the world,” he said. “In the wake of this year’s disclosures, it should be clear that unencrypted journalist-source communication is unforgivably reckless.”

 

Snowden, who at one point in the interview referred to himself as “famously paranoid,” said he came to trust Poitras because she was one of the few journalists “to challenge the excesses of the government” during a time of “heightened nationalism.”

 

“After 9/11, many of the most important news outlets in American abdicated their role as a check to power – the journalistic responsibility to challenge the excesses of government – for fear of being seen as unpatriotic and punished in the market during a period of heightened nationalism,” he said.


Click headline to read more--


Via Chuck Sherwood, Senior Associate, TeleDimensions, Inc
more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Tiffany Silkara Licorish
Scoop.it!

Chomsky: Palin was right about Obama’s ‘hopey-changey’ gimmick

Chomsky: Palin was right about Obama’s ‘hopey-changey’ gimmick | Political machine-nations | Scoop.it
Public intellectual and left-wing activist Noam Chomsky gave measured praise to Sarah Palin in a Monday interview with DemocracyNow, saying she was right to criticize President Barack Obama's subs
more...
No comment yet.