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Originally posted by Erasurehead
reply to post by gormly
I could not agree with you more. This is fear mongering at it's worst. The OP is either paranoid or gets his kicks from creating panic. We heard the same BS for Y2K and after 9/11.
I do not know what the situation is in other countries but I can tell you that here in America one thing we do have plenty of is food. We grow our own grains so we do do rely on shipments from other places. These shipping problems will on effect us. I have a great big reservior of fresh drinking water not far from my home. I don't think it will be drying up any time soon. There is plenty of food and water to go around. There is no shortage.
Originally posted by Res Ipsa
I heard this before when the truckers across America went on strike.
There is money in trade, in shipping, in everything involved, and where there is money to be made...someone is going to make it. Where are the gas lines we were suppose to have? The $10 gallon gas?
Life goes on with its hills of prosperity and valleys of adjustments.
I personally welcome some adversity because it is during these times that we finally realize that we are a community and need each other. (remember the first couple of days after 9/11?)
When we don't have problems to solve we go our seperate selfish ways,
we weren't created to live like that, but we haven't learned that yet have we?
To those of you that ask the question; "why is it that if your God is all loving that he allows such tragedy to happen in the world"? There is your answer. It brings us together.
But I guess you could be right, we could certainly choose to be nothing more than scavengers willing to go all survival of the strong, and create a self fullfilling prophecy. Run to the stores and greedily buy up everything "you" need. Hey, if we got a couple hundred people together we could make a run on a grocery store and leave nothing behind but a couple of Cosmopolitan magazines. Then people would spread the word and soon grocery stores everywhere would have people buying them out.
....Its not good enough to use the excuse that you need enough food to last "x" amount of days until this "phantom" shipping crisis is over. You want to horde to the exclusion of others. Your survival is more important than anyone elses. I have no moral issue with that because it is up to the individual how they want to "evolve" or "de-evolve" I just have no interest in living like a cave man with the rest of you, so I have no interest in gearing up for "survivor".
You may share my MRE's if you are hungry.