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    DETROIT (CNNMoney.com) -- On a side street in an old industrial neighborhood, a delivery man stacks a dolly of goods outside a store. Ten feet away stands another man clad in military fatigues, combat boots and what appears to be a flak jacket. He looks straight out of Baghdad. But this isn't Iraq. It's southeast Detroit, and he's there to guard the groceries.

    Whole article here: http://money.cnn.com/2009/08/06/news...ion=2009080610

    This one will scare the crap out of you.
    "If Howdy Doody runs against him, I'm voting for the puppet." - SkyOwl's Wife, 2012

  • #2
    Coming to a corner near you soon?! Looks like it.
    "We must all hang together, or assuredly we shall all hang separately."
    -Ben Franklin

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    • #3
      Wow! Give it a winter and our gov't medical plan could save lots of money here right?
      Waitnc

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      • #4
        I have been in some third world countries before and that is what it looks like on every street corner. Man in uniform holding an AK, M-15 variant or a shotgun. The banks and well to do eating establishments have armed security guards at both the front and back doors. Is this what we are turning into?

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        • #5
          Originally posted by Lil Bear View Post
          Is this what we are turning into?
          So it would appear. :eek:

          This article has energized us. We are making our lists and checking them twice. And making them longer.
          "If Howdy Doody runs against him, I'm voting for the puppet." - SkyOwl's Wife, 2012

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          • #6
            Sugar Shortage?

            Wife, I wanted to add this to your thread..

            http://online.wsj.com/article/SB125011957488227095.html

            AUGUST 13, 2009

            Food Firms Warn of Sugar Shortage

            BY SCOTT KILMAN, CAROLYN CUI AND ILAN BRAT

            Some of America's biggest food companies say the U.S. could "virtually run out of sugar" if the Obama administration doesn't ease import restrictions amid soaring prices for the key commodity.

            In a letter to Agriculture Secretary Thomas Vilsack, the big brands -- including Kraft Foods Inc., General Mills Inc., Hershey Co. and Mars Inc. -- bluntly raised the prospect of a severe shortage of sugar used in chocolate bars, breakfast cereal, cookies, chewing gum and thousands of other products.

            The companies threatened to jack up consumer prices and lay off workers if the Agriculture Department doesn't allow them to import ...

            (If you don't want to subscribe, you can go here to read the rest of the article)

            http://www.thetreeofliberty.com/vb/s...ad.php?t=73081

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            • #7
              Instead of importing sugar, why don't America grow it. If sugar cane is hard to grow then grow sugar beets. Tastes the same, less work getting it out. We use to grow it back my younger yrs.
              G.I.H.S.O. Going In Hot, Safety Off.

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              • #8
                I believe they found it cheaper to get it from Cuba and then South America.

                Even though you and I know that they feed the remains of the process to cattle, the envirowackos prolly shut the industry down because it smells pretty badly, too.

                This one may come home again.
                "If Howdy Doody runs against him, I'm voting for the puppet." - SkyOwl's Wife, 2012

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                • #9
                  stock up

                  Its time to stock up, 25lbs should hold up for a while. I think maybe flour and baking soda is next. Also some course salt,for preserving stuff.:cool:
                  You can not multiply wealth by dividing it.:cool:

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                  • #10
                    Originally posted by leadslinger View Post
                    Its time to stock up, 25lbs should hold up for a while. I think maybe flour and baking soda is next. Also some course salt,for preserving stuff.:cool:
                    We're stocked up ;)
                    "If Howdy Doody runs against him, I'm voting for the puppet." - SkyOwl's Wife, 2012

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