Ekramul Ehite is a busy person. The fourth-year doctoral student from Bangladesh spends a lot of time at the University of Tennessee at Knoxville’s Institute for Agriculture, running lab experiments and researching how to transform agricultural waste into usable bioenergy.

But when he finally finds time to step away from his work to grab a bite to eat in the afternoon, the only on-campus dining location at the agriculture campus — Mabel’s at McCord Hall — is closed by 2 p.m.

Like a surprising number of Tennessee college students, both graduate and undergraduate, Ehite often finds himself without time, access or money for his next meal.

What Tennessee colleges are doing to fight food insecurity on campus (dnj.com)

I am going on a limb here, but according to the picture, Ekramul  could miss a meal or 2 a day or at least substitute them with salads. FFS, he looks like he could part of a Jenny Craig commercial, the “before” image.

And that is why we do not believe what the media says, no matter how much they bitch about Fake News.  They hold the patent.

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By Miguel.GFZ

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12 thoughts on “Why we can’t believe the Media: The “Food Insecurity” episode.”
  1. Grrr. Almost everything is portrayed as someone else’s responsibility.

    Bring a fucking sandwich _to_ work, like regular people.

    I brought my lunch / dinner to work for most of my career. I typically didn’t have time to go out and, early on, it cost less to bring my lunch.


  2. As a “person of size” myself, I can state that being able to skip a few meals, does not equate to not feeling hungry. (That’s first-world, not I’m-starving, hunger.)
    But yes, the optics aren’t great and it does not help make their case.

  3. They had to make up the phrase “food insecurity” because saying people were starving was simply too unbelievable. Back when the media had some little sense of shame. I lived on beanie weenies, peanut butter sandwiches, and the all-you-can-eat buffet at the local strip club when I was in college. These people need to tough it out.

  4. (not risking the edit button…)
    And, he’s a 4th-year grad student. School meal halls are generally timed for the vast majority of undergraduates’ schedules, which are usually very predictable, consistent, and set for the students.
    Managing your time like an adult – yes, that includes setting alarms for things like lunch if you tend to deeply focus, or bringing a sandwich – is part of being a grad student, especially in later years.
    This isn’t food insecurity, it’s poor time management.

    1. Yup. By the time I went off to college – not, mind you, grad school – I’d leaned a few of the little tricks to life, like how to make a peanut butter sandwich and put it in a brown paper bag. (I’d also learned to cook proper dinners for myself, do my own laundry, and so on. And, and the time, knowing how to do such domestic stuff didn’t lead to being diagnosed as “transgender”.)

      1. Ah, but the big question, my friend … Did you already know to check the lint filters in the dorm’s laundry room dryers?

  5. Ok, sure… what about all those democrat voted democrat run FREE food programs these azzholes are always braggin about?? Where are they??

  6. Just wait until “food insecurity” is nationwide food shortages causing a massive portion of the population of the United States to starve. Just think, the average American will be losing 20-30 pounds due to literally not having anything to eat. Instead of the Maduro diet it will be the Biden diet.

    And unless you have stockpiled ten years worth of food you are going to eventually starve too. Probably to death. Or the government will break down your door, confiscate your food and murder you and your entire family if you resist. Just like the democrats want.

  7. The reason the people who need food stamps are fat is because of poor food choices, bad nutrition. They are eating plenty, but it is all bad for them. Or something. Seriously, some leftist tried to explain it to me along those lines. They were not very happy when I said we need to restrict what the food stamps can purchase (no pre-packaged crap, sugar and fat restricted food, etc..) Boy, was that the wrong idea…
    I am not sure how the average leftists can pull off these mental gymnastics daily. Poor people lack the skills to get jobs, and the government must take care of them. Poor people are so smart, the government can leave it up to them to eat right, and exercise.

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