• What a gigantic bunch of nonsense! If this reporter accurately portrayed this event I cannot conceive of a bigger waste of time, money and resources. These are a bunch of people, getting paid, to gather around and try to change the definition of a word?

    Merriam-Webster Dictionary … “POVERTY, noun, the state of one who lacks a usual or socially acceptable amount of money or material possessions.”
    Speaker Gary Eagleton … “As long as we keep looking at poverty as a lack of money, we will not be able to change. Mindsets need to change”, he said. (Tell it to someone who is hungry!)

    I seriously doubt that anyone attending this conference has been forced to skip a meal lately. Whatever was spent on this little get-together could have been put to much better use. My eyes have been opened! If this is how my donations to the Food Bank and my support of Gulf Bend is being used then I will no longer be a sucker.

    August 18, 2012 at 6:06 a.m.