Tuesday, June 10, 2008

Empty breadbaskets = No Slack

Better hope the grain crops don't get fucked by global warming.
Because we go no reserves if the shit hits the fan.
I swear, every year we get more people and more stupid about reality in this world.
I am getting sick of the mantra
Everything's fine! Don't worry!

Yeah, right. But don't expect any help if things get weird, because all that tax money you give to Uncle Sam needs to be spent on bombs and oil company subsidies. Government help in a disaster has gone the way of government cheese and food support. Gone, baby, gone.
I keep a fifteen pound sack o' beans around, as well as a few month's staples and freezer food because sooner or later, something's going to break, and I hate being hungry. Not enough to do more than delay some uncomfortableness, but enough to delude my self and stave off some misery.
Miss a few meals and you get cranky. Miss eight or nine and you'll kill for a hot dog. Most people never consider that.
Happy tuesday!

http://fourwinds10.com/siterun_data/health/food/news.php?q=1212803067

According to the May 1, 2008 CCC inventory report there are only 24.1 million bushels of wheat in inventory, so after this sale there will be only 2.7 million bushels of wheat left the entire CCC inventory,” warned Matlack. “Our concern is not that we are using the remainder of our strategic grain reserves for humanitarian relief. AAM fully supports the action and all humanitarian food relief. Our concern is that the U.S. has nothing else in our emergency food pantry. There is no cheese, no butter, no dry milk powder, no grains or anything else left in reserve. The o°©nly thing left in the entire CCC inventory will be 2.7 million bushels of wheat which is about enough wheat to make 1⁄2 of a loaf of bread for each of the 300 million people in America.”

3 comments:

M Big Mistake said...

You know...people were shocked...SHOCKED...about what happened after Hurricane Katrina. Meanwhile, it had been known for many years...since the start, really...that New Orleans was a bowl waiting to fill. The mass devastation that followed was only survivable because it only affected a quarter of the country. What happens when EVERYONE is in the same shit hole? Everyone in this country...everyone in the world.

kat said...

And that is why, my dear friend, when the shit does finally hit the fan, m'lady and I will be hauling our asses back to Wisconsin and into your cellar. We'll bring with us cases of Canadian whiskey for barter.

Rev J D said...

yep, wisconsin, we're heading there too. did you take a good close look at the fourwinds10 website? very interesting mission statement they have there.

can't wait to see you!

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