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Limited Food Rationing Begins In CA, Gas Is Soaring, So How Will You Survive?

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By JOSH GERSTEIN, Staff Reporter of the Sun | April 21, 2008

MOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif. — Many parts of America, long considered the breadbasket of the world, are now confronting a once unthinkable phenomenon: food rationing.

Major retailers in New York, in areas of New England, and on the West Coast are limiting purchases of flour, rice, and cooking oil as demand outstrips supply. There are also anecdotal reports that some consumers are hoarding grain stocks.

An employee at the Costco store in Queens said there were no restrictions on rice buying, but limits were being imposed on purchases of oil and flour. Internet postings attributed some of the shortage at the retail level to bakery owners who flocked to warehouse stores when the price of flour from commercial suppliers doubled.

“I’m surprised the Bush administration hasn’t slapped export controls on wheat,” Mr. Rawles said. “The Asian countries are here buying every kind of wheat.” MUCH MORE

In the above article, Mr. Rawles stated that he was “surprised the Bush administration hasn’t slapped export controls on wheat,” I’m not surprised at all; think about it and then digest the political and social ramifications that food shortages and rising fuel costs in the United States are having upon the general population. As gas prices rise and millions of Americans struggle to feed their families, how many of those people will be able to afford to participate in protests and other forms of legal outrage at our government’s obvious efforts at controlling the general population by breaking each and every one of us economically? If you read and understand the vicious cycle of plunging the US into economic chaos, it becomes obvious that food and gas prices are being used against America to force us into compliance with the Bush administration’s goal of controlling every aspect of our lives. Our Internet and phones calls are being monitored, the NSA has turned our military spy satellites against the American public, and still, the Congress refuses to protect the people - which is their duty and why we elected them into office. The only hope we have is to stand together in solidarity, an finally, there is a plan - but we all have to participate to make it effective!

There is a new site on the Internet, http://www.votestrike.org/. This site propose a general strike to begin on 9-11-08, and while I support this site 100%, I do not agree that we should wait until 9-11-08 to implement a general strike. The country is being devastated by rising gas and food prices, and while a general strike would certainly force Congress to take action, it is the writer’s opinion that if we wait until September to implement such a strike, too many people will be unable to participate, devastated by an economy that is spiraling out of control at a rate that boggles the mind! If we were to call for a general strike that began tomorrow, millions would be hesitant to participate because they cannot afford to lose even a days worth of wages; what will it be like in September as fast as this economy is falling apart? I urge each and every one of you to visit http://www.votestrike.org/ and urge them to reevaluate the date for this proposed strike and with your support, we can make a difference, but if we fail to acct now, September may be too late…

William Cormier

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