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Originally posted by Realtruth
Simple facts here.
The percentages posted are really small 4 to 5%????
It should be more like 40 to 50%
[edit on 16-4-2008 by Realtruth]
Originally posted by jackinthebox
Maybe that explains why Wal-Mart has like a few hundred cash registers but they're never all open, even during the holidays.
Originally posted by Illahee
Look forward to a violent and ongoing problem that will tear and destroy most nations on earth within a very short time.
Do you REALLY think people are going to line up at Wal Mart check out lanes when their family is starving?
THE crisis over rice showed no signs of easing yesterday as the price of the world's benchmark jumped 10 per cent in just one week, fanning fears that millions across Asia will struggle to afford their staple food.
"There's been a popular misconception that the world can produce as much food as it likes. Well, it obviously can't. And Asia can't feed itself at the moment," Gerry Lawson, the chairman of Sunrice, a major Australian rice producer, said.
Increased food demand from rapidly developing countries, such as China and India, the use of biofuels, high oil prices, global stocks at 25-year lows and market speculation are all blamed for pushing prices of staples such as rice to record highs around the globe.
Soldiers guard sales of subsidised rice by the state National Food Authority, and the government has filed charges against 13 people suspected of hoarding.
The global turmoil is such that the US secretary of state, Condoleezza Rice, yesterday said the United States hopes to announce fresh steps to alleviate food shortages around the globe. "The rapid rise in global food prices is an urgent concern," she said.
How are you doing jackinthebox?
What is the overall job situation in your area?
Are you able to get any type of assistance?
How do you eat?