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  •  Revolution and food prices (2+ / 0-)
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    Statusquomustgo, terjeanderson

    I like to use humor, but I know how bad things are for many millions.  I am fortunate to have people who help me; they don't have to.  
    I saw a study a few weeks ago, I wish I had bookmarked it.
    From studying many revolutions around the world over many years, the researchers found the only common trait that can be teased out is food prices that threatened people with eminent starvation.  Monty Python said, "No one expects the Spanish Inquisition!"
    Revolutions come suddenly, unpredictably. I went to a much-hated, global retailer tonight to buy eggs.  There were many brands, many egg sizes, packed in 6's, 12's, and 18's , like beer.  It seemed to me that prices have gone up roughly 50-100% in the last 6-12 months.  I have no data, except I remember getting 12 jumbos for a 1.20 a few months ago, now they are 2.20.  I settled for 12 large for about 1.20,  from the lowest-priced brand by far. And of course, large means small in FDA/lobbyist speak.  The End!

    •  yes, the food prices are skyrocketing and the (0+ / 0-)

      packages and contents are getting less and less for
      more and more money.  There are people that are starving
      in America, IN AMERICA how can that be.

      "It is horrifying that we have to fight our own government to save the environment." Ansel Adams........................................................ "Even if you are on the right track, you'll get run over if you just sit there." Will Rogers

      by Statusquomustgo on Wed Sep 28, 2011 at 08:26:58 AM PDT

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