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The ``art'' shows are heavily advertised in newspapers and on television: ``Beautiful original oil paintings, with spectacular mountain landscapes, ocean scenes, and much, much more! This is a collection of our prestigious artists!'' The ``starving artists'' business, it seems, deals in paintings and hyperbole. One is more likely to see someone trying to get rid of this stuff than actually buying it. ``Sofa-size'' paintings, which sell for $10 each and some for as low as $5 in enormous shows of largely identical pictures, are no one's idea of highbrow.




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Starving artists' companies around the country go by a variety of names: ``Struggling Artists of America,'' ``Collectors Art,'' ``Pacific Artists Guild,'' ``International Art,'' ``Striving Artists,'' ``Artists Co-op,'' and ``Traveling Artists.''


Joe Phillips, who heads Midwest Starving Artists in Indianapolis, runs an asphalt maintenance business during the summer. Both he and Bill Stone, president of the San Diego-based Collectors Art, spend time during the off-season locating art they will sell later on. Mr. Phillips says that his artists are not from the Midwest, nor are they necessarily starving.


``I get the pictures from an importer who works out of Chicago,'' he says. ``I don't know where he gets the pictures from.'' Most of the artists, he suspects, are in Taiwan, Mexico, and elsewhere in the third world.


At times, truthfulness has been an issue. In the late 1970s, Southwest Starving Artists was convicted of willful violation of the consumer protection laws in Mississippi, including leading people to believe local artists were benefiting from the sale of the pictures and using the word ``sale'' when the paintings were actually being sold at regular prices.


Yemen is being pushed ever closer to famine after 1,000 days of a brutal war, exacerbated by a crippling blockade of its key northern ports which is starving its people of food, fuel and medicine Oxfam warned today.


At least six ships waiting to dock at the ports of Al-Hudaydah and Saleef port have turned back due to lengthy delays. Relief agencies and commercial importers face financial burdens due to the delays of ships anchoring outside of Al-Hudaydah in deep water; costs amounting to more than US$10,000 per ship per day.


Shortages in Venezuela of regulated food staples and basic necessities have been widespread following the enactment of price controls and other policies under the government of Hugo Chávez[4][5] and exacerbated by the policy of withholding United States dollars from importers under the government of Nicolás Maduro.[6] The severity of the shortages has led to the largest refugee crisis ever recorded in the Americas.[7]


On 9 February 2018, a group of United Nations Special Procedures and the Special Rapporteurs on food, health, adequate housing and extreme poverty issued a joint statement on Venezuela, declaring that much of its population is starving and going without in a situation that they do not believe will end.[21]


Economists state the Venezuelan government began rationing in 2014 for several reasons including an unproductive domestic industry that had been negatively affected by nationalization and government intervention, and confusing currency controls that made it unable to provide the dollars importers needed to pay for all of the basic products that enter Venezuela.[72] According to Venezuelan residents, the government also rationed public water to those who used water over 108 hours a week because of the nation's poor water delivery systems.[72] Gasoline was also rationed allegedly because subsidized Venezuelan gasoline was being smuggled to Colombia where it was sold for a higher price.[72]


The charge that S&P 500 shareholder payouts are starving the U.S. economy of investment does not stand up to the data. In this article, we examine that data, beginning with an analysis of capital expenditures and R&D investment in the S&P 500 over the past decade.


The OH colors are magnificent!!!! Remarkable color ranges! You may find an option there. I have to wonder what Caravaggio and many of the other grand artists working back then would have used with the vast, marvelous light-fast choices we now have available. Best wishes! Donna ;-}


Samantha arrived to Vancouver in 2010 pursuing a career in the performing arts, and - as most "starving artists" do - worked predominantly in the hospitality industry. Her passion for wine was sparked on the restaurant floor and has continued to grow and flourish over the years, having completed her WSET Level 3 Certificate in 2015. In her spare time, Sam can be found cooking elaborate meals for her friends and family, belting out showtunes at karaoke, and cheering on her much beloved Calgary Flames.


Even in the half century after Pearl Harbor, it is part of the theory of economic sanctions that action short of war is preferable to war, so economic sanctions are justified. Despite failures, the logic is incontrovertible, in such cases that it is decided some action against another state is necessary. Economic sanctions do not inevitably lead to war, though that certainly can be the outcome. War results in war 100% of the time.The goal, of course, is not to starve the world of oil and get Iran hopping mad. The goal is to convince Iran to give up its nuclear ambitions. Domestic US politics have a big role in the outcome, just as domestic Iranian politics do. Nothing new about that. The whole issue, then, is not whether to starve the world of oil, but whether the threat of starving the world of oil is worth the risk in an effort to prevent the nuclearization of Iran.I thought that was obvious, but comments here suggest it is not.


The problem we have is that Iran and many other countries will become net oil importers in the next 6-7 years. What we are experiencing is gradual and perhaps slightly sudden aggregate supply shock caused by an increase in quantity demanded and a decrease in overall production and export. This is why countries like Indonesia who became a net oil importer in 2004 are now using their NG reserves as a bargaining chip for oil while sending countries like Japan to search elsewhere for oil and consequently, natural gas. Add in that the Middle East is the third largest growth user of petroleum due to modernization and electrification and what we now have is a much greater demand than what was projected 20 years ago. 041b061a72


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