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  •  Is that what happened in jericho? (0+ / 0-)

    I only caught some of that show.

    Folks who were in manhattan at 9/11 remember the closing off of the island to traffic - thus stopping the inflow of groceries. Google defied me from pulling up the history, but I think they were isolated for two whole days during which time stores went empty and it was either open the island to let the food surge in or prepare for news broadcasts of people in manhattan beginning to starve.

    There was the historical land-grant of 40 acres and a mule after the civil war that was never completely implemented. 40 acres is about enough for a small family to sustain itself.

    I'm on the edge of the northeast megalopolis. 17% of the population piled up on 2% of the land. a big enough disruption would have that 50ish million people leaving the crowds looking for food.

    Doesn't even need to be hackers or such. During the Sandy aftermath, when there were like 20 gas stations open in the entire state of new jersey, I saw plenty of folks from out of state come my way for fuel for cars and generators. And the power companies are STILL clearing trees from power lines in PA.

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