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Poor America - P a n o r a m a [B B C] - Broadcast Date: 13th February 2012

Old Feb 21st 2012, 2:41 am
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Default Poor America - P a n o r a m a [B B C] - Broadcast Date: 13th February 2012

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With one and a half million (1.5 million) American children now homeless, reporter Hilary Andersson meets the school pupils who go hungry in the richest country on Earth. From those living in the storm drains under Las Vegas to the tent cities now springing up around the United States, P a n o r a m a finds out how the poor are surviving in America and asks whatever happened to the supposed 'government' and the Real People in charge - those who you 'don't see' pulling on the strings; and their vision and welfare for the country.

Why are our children not educated properly - to be able to survive communally with real craft and building skills? Is the social mobility (as in other 'rich countries' such as the UK) only fairing the rich; the wealthy and the 'clever elite'; the white collar criminal, as per usual?
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Old Feb 21st 2012, 6:23 am
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Default Re: Poor America - P a n o r a m a [B B C] - Broadcast Date: 13th February 2012

Originally Posted by maudawia View Post
http://youtu.be/suJCvkazrTc

With one and a half million (1.5 million) American children now homeless, reporter Hilary Andersson meets the school pupils who go hungry in the richest country on Earth. From those living in the storm drains under Las Vegas to the tent cities now springing up around the United States, P a n o r a m a finds out how the poor are surviving in America and asks whatever happened to the supposed 'government' and the Real People in charge - those who you 'don't see' pulling on the strings; and their vision and welfare for the country.

Why are our children not educated properly - to be able to survive communally with real craft and building skills? Is the social mobility (as in other 'rich countries' such as the UK) only fairing the rich; the wealthy and the 'clever elite'; the white collar criminal, as per usual?
Where there are people, there is always poverty, sadly. Out of interest, what country are you from Maudawia?
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Old Feb 21st 2012, 4:17 pm
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Default Re: Poor America - P a n o r a m a [B B C] - Broadcast Date: 13th February 2012

The sandpit, come on, use it. This is another thread that doesn't have anything to do with the ME so chat about it in the pit.

There's a couple of other threads on this, in the US section and MBTUK if folks want to see perspectives from other areas to the program.
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Default Re: Poor America - P a n o r a m a [B B C] - Broadcast Date: 13th February 2012

Originally Posted by Ronnie Biggs View Post
Where there are people, there is always poverty, sadly.
On this scale? In a developed country?
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60million people with no access to healthcare... jesus, population of UK... Or around 1/7. That's quite significant for a rich country.

The pictures of Detroit were quite interesting.
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Default Re: Poor America - P a n o r a m a [B B C] - Broadcast Date: 13th February 2012

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60million people with no access to healthcare... jesus, population of UK... Or around 1/7. That's quite significant for a rich country.

The pictures of Detroit were quite interesting.
Not that surprised to be honest, I had occasion to be in places like Georgia, Carolina and such like, and saw poverty there on a scale similar to slums.
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