Are any of you ready for this

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  1. bigrebnc1775
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    Food prices are on the raise due to shortages.

    2011 has just begun and yet we are already seeing significant price shocks and serious food shortages in many areas of the globe. In fact, violent economic riots are now being reported in Algeria, in Chile and in Mozambique. Food shortages and price increases are also causing political unrest in other nations such as India, Bangladesh and Indonesia.

    Price Shocks, Food Shortages And Global Economic Riots In 2011?
     
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    I've been witnessing this at the grocery stores in the produce section.
     
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    Take your next check do not pay your bills and buy can foods and dry goods, and bottled water. If you aren't stocked up
     
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    Also covered in "weather and recovery" thread. Shifting resources from finance to food production is going to be tricky.
     
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    Even more tricky with this Administration. Saving a little fishy is more important than saving 'America's Bread Basket'.
     
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    That doesn't sound like a very smart idea.
     
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    One check will not hurt. If your credit cards get canceled they can only take the cards. They can't take anything else. It may hurt your credit scores, but what is a good credit score when your straving to death?
     
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    Well you're assuming that there is going to be some global crisis where everybody will suddenly be starving this year. If you're wrong (which is highly likely) then you'll be fucking over everything you built up by not paying your bills.

    One check will in fact hurt by the way.

    From an article last month:

    Survey: More Than Half of All Americans Living Paycheck to Paycheck

    What you're suggesting is a large risk and the path to ruin.
     
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    The OP brings to mind a far larger danger, not that food prices would begin to rise...but that food would not be available at all!

    On January 7, 2011, Hillsdale’s Kirby Center sponsored a lecture by Brian Kennedy, President of Claremont Institute, and Ballistic Missile Defense Project Director. It was carried on C-Span. During the lecture, Kennedy discussed the dangers of an electomagnetic pulse bomb exploded over the US by one of our several enemies...


    1. Existential threats from abroad include Iran, whose beliefs include the necessity of destroying the infidel. They have developed advanced missiles that could destroy an American city, or if it could deliver the warhead as an electromagnetic pulse weapon, it could destroy the electronic infrastructure of the United States, causing hundreds of millions of United States deaths.

    a. The pulse would destroy transformers, so that your lights won’t work, your refrigerator nor would the pumps that bring water to your home. Without transportation, food stores could not be restocked. The Electromagnetic Pulse Commission has estimated that after such an attack, the United States could support life for about 30 million people. The report makes for interesting reading: http://www.empcommission.org/docs/empc_exec_rpt.pdf

    b. Such an attack requires that a warhead be exploded in the high atmosphere, rather than reentering as in a missile attack. The Iranians have twice practiced such an attack in the Caspian Sea, exploding a dummy warhead in the high atmosphere to simulate a pulse bomb. How difficult would it be for them to position a ship off our coast?

    The average home has food for about 3-5 days. Grocery stocks would be exhausted in a bit over a week. We have 300 million citizens; the country could lose over 200 million due to starvation and disease.

    c. We do not currently have a missile defense to counter these weapons. The American people should be informed of this.

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    I started saving canned foods, dry goods two years ago and even learned how to can a lot of my garden. I've probably got a year's supply now.
     

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