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Egypt Rapidly Running Out Of Food

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Forget Egypt ATMs running out of cash. A far bigger problem for the country is starting to materialize, one which would promptly shift the revolution into overdrive: the disappearance of all staples. CNN reports: "While discontent, resentment and nationalism continue to fuel demonstrations, one vital staple is in short supply: food. Many
families in Egypt are fast running out of staples such as bread, beans
and rice and are often unable or unwilling to shop for groceries. Everything
is running out. I have three children, and I only have enough to feed
them for maybe two more days. After that I do not know what we will do.
"
school administrator Gamalat Gadalla told CNN." And while the world is merely concerned about whether the Suez canal is still open, perhaps it is time for a little food paradropping exercise, because if the 80+ million strong population realizes there is nothing to eat, we may just see the kind of Somali ship piracy in the Red Sea we have all grown to love, move just a little bit inland.

More from CNN:

The unrest has paralyzed daily life in Egypt with many grocers closing shop and spotty food shipments.

"With the curfew, there are no restaurants, food or gas. Basic goods will soon be in shortage," Sandmonkey, an Egyptian blogger said via Twitter.

Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak has ordered a curfew in Egypt to be extended from 3 p.m. to 8 a.m. on Monday, further stifling normal life in the embattled nation.

Egyptian state-run Nile TV has set up a hotline for citizens to call in and report bread shortages. There has been no other indication of what the Egyptian government is doing to address the crisis.

Unfortunately for Egyptians they seem blissfully unaware that they can't eat E-minis, which have resumed their algo driven melt up this morning as the revolutionary margin and bottom line appears to have blown out analyst expectations.

h/t Morten

 

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Mon, 01/31/2011 - 08:27 | 919692 GerritB
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Maybe more important for some, Heineken halted it's operation in Egypt....

No beer means no fun!!

Mon, 01/31/2011 - 08:32 | 919710 Sudden Debt
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Heineken.... beer....HAHAHAHAHA!  YOU ARE A FUNNY GUY!!

THAT'S PISS IN A BOTTLE!!

Mon, 01/31/2011 - 10:12 | 919944 Pope Clement
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SD- Do the monks wash their balls in the Leffe vats ?

Mon, 01/31/2011 - 08:38 | 919717 OnTheWaterfront
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Lets airdrop canned hams

Mon, 01/31/2011 - 08:55 | 919744 snowball777
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Evil. ;)

Mon, 01/31/2011 - 09:10 | 919771 Blano
Mon, 01/31/2011 - 12:15 | 920497 carbonmutant
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LOLZ...

Mon, 01/31/2011 - 11:45 | 920346 PY-129-20
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I just heard this news from an Egyptian friend on the ground:

"Hurghada is now out of petrol. No gas-Station has petrol here! It will start a new way of chaos in Egypt!"

Mon, 01/31/2011 - 16:46 | 921539 Carl Spackler
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Does this imply a decease in Molotov cocktails, or has hording taken place?!?

Mon, 01/31/2011 - 08:28 | 919697 westboundnup
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It's not a question of interrupted supply lines.  The supplies themselves are dwindling.

Mon, 01/31/2011 - 09:43 | 919875 Hephasteus
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Ya wasn't it weird how everybody was eating and stuff there were no problems right before the great depression. And then all of a sudden everybody was starving. People ran into places where there wasn't a good rooting of the topsoil started farming the hell out of it and caused a dust bowl. I think the bankers got ahold of 25 percent of the farms during that period.

Weird isn't it. You have no idea what monsters these people are.

Mon, 01/31/2011 - 09:46 | 919885 Pants McPants
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+ Steinbeck

I'm re-reading Grapes of Wrath right now.  Your comment is dead on.

Mon, 01/31/2011 - 11:08 | 920164 Hephasteus
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It's cool. The farms we got we'll have them burn their crops to starve people. And then we'll have our lying ass scribes say it was to stop deflating food prices. Nobody will ever figure it out.

Mon, 01/31/2011 - 08:32 | 919698 HamyWanger
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They should have sufficient money to import food via the postal service. $10, $15, not a big deal.

Mon, 01/31/2011 - 08:38 | 919716 topcallingtroll
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They could fed ex it for just a little bit more. Have it there overnight.

Mon, 01/31/2011 - 09:43 | 919874 Bill Lumbergh
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Hamy perhaps you can FedEx some Apple stock certificates over there and they can be used for barter.

Mon, 01/31/2011 - 09:57 | 919905 topcallingtroll
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I believe you are mistaking hamy for his brother harry.

Mon, 01/31/2011 - 10:05 | 919928 Bill Lumbergh
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I am well aware of the many variants of Harry...

Mon, 01/31/2011 - 12:26 | 920554 ColonelCooper
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Variants whose humor is rapidly waning.

I still like WanQer though.

Mon, 01/31/2011 - 08:29 | 919699 djb1953
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Wonder if Ben Shalom of Washington and Ben Ali of ex Tunisia are half brothers. Same father, different mother or vice versa?

Mon, 01/31/2011 - 09:20 | 919806 sushi
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They had the same father. His name was Ben Dover.

Mon, 01/31/2011 - 08:29 | 919700 hedgeless_horseman
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They should have listened to Joseph about his dreams.

Mon, 01/31/2011 - 08:50 | 919735 Al Gorerhythm
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Saw the footage of an Egyptian architect being interviewed about the plan or direction after the fall of their dictator. He said that he and his countrymen had no idea where the country was headed after Moo Barak was ousted.

This rings a very loud bell for me.

The ragtag protesters don't have a philosophy about what underpins their quest for freedom. They are well justified in their quest but are only reactionary in their behavior.

Perhaps folk in yet to be affected countries had better get a grip on the difference between freedom and liberty. To revert to the same old, same old, post revolution, (as delivered by the so called democracies of the world) just ain't going to solve the leeching, scumbag banksters and politicians from continuing their skimming scams.

Give me liberty or give me death is a philosophical stand. I certainly will not put my body on the line for anything short of that.

Democracy. What a load of socialist and oligarchical driven drivel. 

Mon, 01/31/2011 - 10:32 | 919808 pan-the-ist
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Certainly don't want democracy, dictators for everyone!!!

Look, Government is not the problem, government is necessary.  The problem is a government that's been hi-jacked by the oligarchy because complacent individuals fail at their due-diligence or start to believe drivel about how all government is evil and don't participate.  (Due to their black and white thinking.)  Government is the only thing that stops the wealthy from completely rolling you, so you must make the government represent the people (whatever that means).

Get it?  Wealth + thugs (and/or lawyers)= a very bad Christmas for you.

BTW, the who started the 'lawyers are evil' meme?  My guess is that it wasn't people who employ their services to protect their interests.

Mon, 01/31/2011 - 15:58 | 921391 Al Gorerhythm
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What I said!

 

Mon, 01/31/2011 - 21:52 | 922436 GoinFawr
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Always refreshing to see a realistic, pragmatic approach every once in awhile pan. Thanks.

Now, send in the clowns!

Mon, 01/31/2011 - 09:28 | 919809 pan-the-ist
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Mon, 01/31/2011 - 09:27 | 919825 EscapeKey
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Standard script. The muslim brotherhood will sweep in on a platform consisting of meaningless rhetoric and unrealistic socialistic promises, and once elected, turn into the worst kind of "Marxist liberation democratic party".

Of course, this will be bullish for stocks going forward.

Mon, 01/31/2011 - 10:50 | 920095 Vashta Nerada
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Better yet - they use islamic terrorism like the Luxor killings to reduce tourism, which hurts the Egyptian economy, then use the now desperate poor in Egypt to do the dirty work of bringing down the government for them.  They aren't hijacking a revolution, they are manipulating it.

Mon, 01/31/2011 - 11:14 | 920188 Missing_Link
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Sadly, I believe you are 100% correct.

Egypt is about to turn into an Islamist hellhole.

Mon, 01/31/2011 - 11:47 | 920360 AnAnonymous
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They are really powerful. Consider, without this attack, unemployment would be low in Egypt as tourism would have provided so many jobs and people would have in so large numbers to Egypt to recycle their fiat.

They are really, really powerful. A serious threat. Master puppeteers and all.

Mon, 01/31/2011 - 09:40 | 919863 Hephasteus
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Do not kid yourself. Clearly defining what is not acceptable behavior is a very strong message. You do not buy 25 ferrari's while we starve. Get it.

Mon, 01/31/2011 - 11:46 | 920356 pslater
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"Democracy. What a load of socialist and oligarchical driven drivel. "

@AL go

And you would replace it with?

Mon, 01/31/2011 - 15:59 | 921394 Al Gorerhythm
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Liberty!

Mon, 01/31/2011 - 08:30 | 919701 max2205
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Maybe Saudi will do an airdrop? Whomever wants to improve their PR

Mon, 01/31/2011 - 09:42 | 919872 Calmyourself
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Israel will start trucking it across the desert and of be accused of implanting each individual rice and wheat grain with mini Zionist mind control devices..

Mon, 01/31/2011 - 10:10 | 919937 Mad Max
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Entirely plausible on both counts.

Mon, 01/31/2011 - 10:12 | 919947 Rodent Freikorps
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Those magnificent bastards!

Mon, 01/31/2011 - 11:50 | 920374 snowball777
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Hunger is a mind-control device.

Mon, 01/31/2011 - 09:45 | 919881 nonclaim
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Drop food or bombs?

Mon, 01/31/2011 - 10:10 | 919940 Mad Max
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It's not as if the Saudis have any spare food, or nearly as much spare money as the west views them as having.

Mon, 01/31/2011 - 08:30 | 919702 Sudden Debt
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Those mummies are about the same like Dried Jerky Beef.

And if the chewing is a bit though for the kids, they can boil them first.

 

Eating the rich and Jews is also a option, but they should also boil them first.

 

 

Mon, 01/31/2011 - 08:32 | 919709 topcallingtroll
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They make better fuel for steam engines.

Mon, 01/31/2011 - 08:48 | 919730 Sudden Debt
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the Jews?

Isn't that a bit cruel?

Mon, 01/31/2011 - 08:59 | 919756 topcallingtroll
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Ive never tried jews, but there are refereces to using mummies for steam production. Was a huge.enterprise at one point if those references are to be believed....google it.

Mon, 01/31/2011 - 08:58 | 919752 Sudden Debt
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looking at the number of junks I've just received, it seems there are a lot of historians on this blog that don't find it a funney thing to boil precious mummies...

 

I WAS JUST KIDDING!! THOSE ARE TO PRECIOUS!!

 

Jeeezzzz.... I didn't know those historians had such a short fuse...

Mon, 01/31/2011 - 09:03 | 919764 topcallingtroll
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I am sure it was because you used the word jew in a sentence our masters dont like.

Mon, 01/31/2011 - 09:11 | 919782 Sudden Debt
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Did you hear about the new facility Kraft Foods is building in Israel?
It’s called "Cheeses of Nazareth".

Mon, 01/31/2011 - 12:04 | 920446 goldsaver
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Thanks SD... needed to start my day with a good laugh.

Mon, 01/31/2011 - 13:24 | 920829 VisualCSharp
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lmmfao

Mon, 01/31/2011 - 08:30 | 919706 topcallingtroll
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I guess being a paranoid prepper is an indulgence of wealthier nations. Three months of hard white or red wheat packed in a six gallon fda approved plastic bucket with food grade diotomacious earth and sufficient water absorption silica packs is cheap insurance. You can still buy 50 lbbags of wheat from the internet grocer cheap. It will last indefinitely if packed correctly. Or you can wait and trade me an ounce of gold for 200 lbs of wheat later if at some point in the.future you need it right away. Lots of good packing instructions on the net

Mon, 01/31/2011 - 08:38 | 919718 weinerdog43
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This could get very interesting.  Given the looming midwinter storm, I wonder what people would trade me for a couple gallons of kerosene?  Better to be a paranoid prepper than freezing, hungry, in the dark. 

Mon, 01/31/2011 - 08:57 | 919748 topcallingtroll
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I will gladly pay you tomorrow for a gallon of kerosene today.

Mon, 01/31/2011 - 09:18 | 919799 EscapeKey
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Really shows how unformed you are.

Don't you realize we live in a time of DEFLATIONARY PRESSURE!!!!eleventyone

Mon, 01/31/2011 - 09:21 | 919810 ColonelCooper
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Hey, is that another picture of our ultra hot Russian spy?

Mon, 01/31/2011 - 09:24 | 919820 EscapeKey
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Yes, I got bored of the Krugerrand. Everyone's got avatars of inedible shiny metals.

Mon, 01/31/2011 - 09:25 | 919824 ColonelCooper
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It's mostly funny because everyone thinks you're a chick. 

Mon, 01/31/2011 - 09:30 | 919840 EscapeKey
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Heh, yeah, I had to shoot someone down yesterday.

Mon, 01/31/2011 - 10:05 | 919925 Isotope
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"Everyone's got avatars of inedible shiny metals."

Good choice to go with a totally edible Russian chick.


Mon, 01/31/2011 - 09:39 | 919853 topcallingtroll
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Ok i will prepay you today for a burger tomorrow? Or maybe just-in-time inventory control and buy burgers at spot?

Mon, 01/31/2011 - 09:42 | 919870 EscapeKey
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I'm not sure about the liquidity of the market.

Mon, 01/31/2011 - 11:51 | 920381 snowball777
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That shows up after you eat the burger.

Mon, 01/31/2011 - 09:13 | 919784 ColonelCooper
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I will play.  Throw out one thing you would trade you kerosene for, we'll see if I have it, or can spare it.  If you are prepped it should be something obscure.

Mon, 01/31/2011 - 09:28 | 919830 topcallingtroll
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Hey colonel good to see you back. I have some antibiotics. I well trade you at pre crises ratios. One bottle of 30 tab keflex for three gallons kerosene.

Mon, 01/31/2011 - 09:38 | 919856 ColonelCooper
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I have enough already that I won't use it up in its shelf life.  (hopefully)  If you want the Kerosene, I would trade for D or AA batteries.  (Also to be truthful, I have #1 Diesel, will burn the same, but a little stinkier if you're using it in a heater.) 

Mon, 01/31/2011 - 09:42 | 919873 topcallingtroll
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Ok i have some lithium double a...sure hate to part with them though. Looks like trade will be frozen up for.a while!

Mon, 01/31/2011 - 09:45 | 919882 topcallingtroll
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If you will freeze those pills in oxygen and water absorption packs you.can measure their expiration in decades. Im an md.

Mon, 01/31/2011 - 09:56 | 919904 ColonelCooper
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I also have amoxycillin, Cypro, and Sulfa Forte sealed up and in the freeer.  The one I would like to store but don't dare mess with shelf life is Doxycyclene.  We have a lot of tick fevers where I live. 

I threw out batteries because they like the kerosene are simply a light source.  Let me know if you get jammed up on Kerosene.  I will certainly be hurting for something I haven't thought of by then.

Mon, 01/31/2011 - 10:24 | 919984 Isotope
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Doxycycline is safe to store, especially frozen.

There were old reports of expired tetracycline producing toxic breakdown products, but this is now known to be incorrect.

Mon, 01/31/2011 - 10:31 | 920013 ColonelCooper
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I have heard that, but of course there is no "official" data to back it.  Why would there be?  One of the antibiotics I listed is also used for Lymes, (my wife is the med. pro) but not as commonly as the doxycyclene. 

 

Mon, 01/31/2011 - 10:15 | 919958 Rodent Freikorps
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I'll trade ten pairs of lady's nylons, and a box of chocolate for ten gallons.

Mon, 01/31/2011 - 10:29 | 920006 ColonelCooper
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We need to keep apples to apples.  I will trade two bottles of wine and two cigars, (your choice of both the wine and the cigars from my supply) for one pair the nylons and the chocolate.

Kerosene is too valuable to trade for nylons.  I have been sleeping with the same woman for over twenty years.  If I don't have the kerosene to illuminate the nylons, it won't be any different than a typical Saturday night anyway.

Course if I don't have the wine.....

Mon, 01/31/2011 - 08:55 | 919746 topcallingtroll
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By the way there are always people who think in teotwawki that they will pretend to be buyers and then try to rob me. Way ahead of you there! Even just for.everyday run of.the mill crises i have goldflex. That briefcase? Level 3a kevlar. It is amazing.all the.cool doodads you.can find online. Now back to the important stuff, making money!

Mon, 01/31/2011 - 13:28 | 920842 VisualCSharp
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Um, I think your period and spacebar keys somehow got reversed.

Mon, 01/31/2011 - 08:39 | 919707 grunk
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Manna from heaven? That would require a real paradigm shift.

Mon, 01/31/2011 - 08:32 | 919708 Tic tock
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I'm fairly sure that Saudi will open its granaries for this eventuality

Mon, 01/31/2011 - 08:34 | 919711 Bubbles...bubbl...
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Looting bitches!

Mon, 01/31/2011 - 08:35 | 919712 grunk
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Next come the locusts and the frogs.

Mon, 01/31/2011 - 08:37 | 919714 Sudden Debt
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is that before or after the first borns get it?

 

 

Mon, 01/31/2011 - 12:25 | 920548 goldsaver
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before

Mon, 01/31/2011 - 08:35 | 919713 OnTheWaterfront
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maybe they should eat their korans!!!

Mon, 01/31/2011 - 08:40 | 919721 BennyBoy
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I hear wild sphinxes are delicious.

Mon, 01/31/2011 - 08:49 | 919722 BennyBoy
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At least our pyramid is built on money.

Mon, 01/31/2011 - 08:45 | 919723 BennyBoy
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Ignore those 2 other imposters above!!!

Mon, 01/31/2011 - 09:04 | 919727 Sudden Debt
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I've heard there's a Big Ass Container Ship loaded with 1 billion TWINKIES about toe pass through the canal!!

All the US should do now is paradrop Coca Cola cans over the cities and they have drinks to!!

 

THEY

ARE

SAVED!!!

 

 

Mon, 01/31/2011 - 08:48 | 919732 papaswamp
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guess the protests will be over in about 2 days then. People will be clamoring for food and the government that provides it wins..

Mon, 01/31/2011 - 08:50 | 919734 entendance
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Israel seeks support for Mubarak: report ...The newspaper said Israel's foreign ministry told its diplomats to stress that it is in "the interest of the West" and of "the entire Middle East to maintain the stability of the regime in Egypt." "We must therefore curb public criticism against President Hosni Mubarak," the message sent at the end of last week said, according to Haaretz... http://www.hurriyetdailynews.com/n.php?n=report-israel-seeks-support-for...

Mon, 01/31/2011 - 08:58 | 919753 snowball777
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Fuck Israel.

Mon, 01/31/2011 - 09:09 | 919779 topcallingtroll
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Fuck all of them...jooz, ragheads, lets get out and let.those assholes figure out their own future. We wouldnt be so hated and insecure if we were just the friendly peddler that ben franklin envisioned for us.

Mon, 01/31/2011 - 10:21 | 919811 Shylockracy
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Ditto, time for those gutter thieves to quit speaking in name of "The West".

 

White phosphorus cowards:

http://www.leedspsc.org.uk/wp-content/uploads/2010/02/phos.jpg

 

 

Mon, 01/31/2011 - 09:37 | 919850 tmosley
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More specifically, fuck their Apartheid regime, and those who support it.

Mon, 01/31/2011 - 08:51 | 919736 Drag Racer
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rice futures up 5% -> 1540

Mon, 01/31/2011 - 08:51 | 919737 entendance
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Israel seeks support for Mubarak: report ...The newspaper said Israel's foreign ministry told its diplomats to stress that it is in "the interest of the West" and of "the entire Middle East to maintain the stability of the regime in Egypt." "We must therefore curb public criticism against President Hosni Mubarak," the message sent at the end of last week said, according to Haaretz... http://www.hurriyetdailynews.com/n.php?n=report-israel-seeks-support-for...

Mon, 01/31/2011 - 09:01 | 919745 Hephasteus
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Oh. Stingy jews don't want to pay full price for natural gas? I've officially turned into a jew hater.

I can't believe this shit. I googled jewish poverty and there's a bunch of sites devoted to a group who's office is at 80 maiden lane. I googled new york black poverty and there's stories and census information. LOL

Mon, 01/31/2011 - 09:17 | 919797 pan-the-ist
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The smoke is very thick on what is actually going on.  My gut reaction was that this was payback for opening the border with Palistine.  Could this be a smoke screen?  Who'd expect Israelis to lie about paying full price for something...  that'd go against their core beliefs.  I have to side with the people of Egypt on this one, there's no way the Israelis would pay full price for anything, under any circumstances. ;P

Mon, 01/31/2011 - 09:23 | 919816 topcallingtroll
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Everyone have their tinfoil hat on? Good. Let's proceed.

Mon, 01/31/2011 - 08:52 | 919738 Sudden Debt
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Send over 500 tons of pig meat and start a big ass BBQ :)

ALL  YOU CAN EAT FOR FREE SPONSORED BY THE US OF A!!

 

Mon, 01/31/2011 - 09:13 | 919786 pan-the-ist
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Awesome.  Naturally if it were conservative Christians with those beliefs, they'd just ask Jesus for forgiveness after dining on pork, just like they do after porking their secretaries.

Mon, 01/31/2011 - 11:52 | 920390 snowball777
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Debasing the value of sin?

Mon, 01/31/2011 - 08:54 | 919743 proLiberty
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Charles Wheelan, in The Power of Markets, asks, Who Feeds Paris?  Egypt's economy is highly socialist and government intrusion can be found at many levels.  Of course when all the truck drivers are talking part in mob action they aren't busy hauling the food that Cairo needs and of course the shops will start to run out.    But this shows how foolish it is for anyone in an urban setting to not be prepared for supply disruptions.

see: http://phenobarbital9000.wordpress.com/2008/08/07/naked-economics-summar...

 

 

Mon, 01/31/2011 - 08:59 | 919754 Snidley Whipsnae
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22 worthless posts in a row...must be a new record?

Meanwhile, Saudi Arabia, Indonesia, et al, have ordered extrodinary amounts of food staples in an attempt to head off food riots in their respective countries... Of course the banksters have gone long leveraged paper commodities with dollars provided by Ben so they will profit from starvation and death elsewhere. This scenario will be coming to a hamlet near you...soon...BTW, if you haven't noticed, banksters are non-denomination looters and murderers...best you stockpile those canned hams for your family and forget Fed Exing them to Mid East.

"Authoritarian governments start stockpiling food to fight public anger"

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/worldnews/middleeast/8288555/Authoritarian-governments-start-stockpiling-food-to-fight-public-anger.html

Mon, 01/31/2011 - 09:05 | 919768 Hephasteus
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Nice cover story. These assholes will jack prices on food and say it's their freaking dictators panic buying. You have no idea how freaking cruel they are.

Mon, 01/31/2011 - 09:11 | 919781 pan-the-ist
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Exactly.  Fucking banksters.  The same fuck-wads who are responsible for taking profits in health insurance companies.

Mon, 01/31/2011 - 09:18 | 919801 topcallingtroll
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Wow! Hysteria has a way of making people buy high. Why didnt some of those governments stockpile food in good times? There will.come a.time soon to.short wheat and rice futures. Hysteria based price pops are great.for traders to fade.

Mon, 01/31/2011 - 09:23 | 919817 pan-the-ist
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You can't stockpile food in good times you goddamn socialist!!! That would slow the velocity of food and, and, stuff.

Mon, 01/31/2011 - 09:25 | 919823 Sudden Debt
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Is this your 23th post now?

Mon, 01/31/2011 - 09:28 | 919832 sushi
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Has Obummer ordered up more food stamps?

Mon, 01/31/2011 - 08:59 | 919755 johnnymustardseed
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If you live in an urban area, stores have only three days of food

Mon, 01/31/2011 - 09:19 | 919805 docj
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And if you live in suburbia it's about 7-days - maybe.

The local Shaws by my house sees about 7-8 full-to-bursting trailers of food show up every morning.  Doesn't take advanced geometry to figure out that the volume of the entire store turns-over about once every 6-7 days.

So, 6-7 days of those trailers not showing up == lots and lots of empty shelves.

Mon, 01/31/2011 - 09:59 | 919909 FEDbuster
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It's worse than that, but why wake up the brain dead, future zombies?  We have a month of food in the supply chain from farm to grocery shelves.  Disruptions in energy supplies would lower it to a few days.  Most Americans believe the "Food Fairy" will always be there to fill their bellies with whatever they want, whenever they want.  The reality of the supply chain is much more fragile and painful in a crisis.

Mon, 01/31/2011 - 09:00 | 919758 gwar5
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Better to be one month of being Cairo, or 35 years of being Detroit? Tough call.

Either way watch and learn how the people adapt and survive.

American commies are calling for Egypt style revolution in America. Their websites are crawling with it.

Then there's this:

Breitbart.tv » Anti-Capitalism Protester: ‘What’s Happening Now in Egypt, Same Thing Needs to Happen Here’

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Mon, 01/31/2011 - 09:09 | 919777 pan-the-ist
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Breitbart, there's a neutral source.

Mon, 01/31/2011 - 10:05 | 919923 Calmyourself
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Yeah for neutrality nothing beats The Nation and MSNBC or maybe City Pages..

Mon, 01/31/2011 - 10:19 | 919970 pan-the-ist
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I read the articles and comments here because I like a diversity of opinions.  Let's be clear, there is an agenda behind all media (especially these days when there is little integrity in journalism, hence needing to source the revolution in Egypt through Al Jazeera...) but clearly Breitbart's articles are just long enough to provide a soundbite just big enough to be digested by the intellectually challenged jackbooted followers of Rush Limbaugh.

Mon, 01/31/2011 - 10:33 | 920018 hardcleareye
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++

Mon, 01/31/2011 - 09:00 | 919759 Twindrives
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As the Egyptian masses starve Ben Bernanke dines on filet mignon and fine wine........and his sponsor Barry Soetoro tunes into ESPN in the Oval Office..........all is well. 

Mon, 01/31/2011 - 09:13 | 919785 Racer
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Who cares about starving people.. as long as the US futures are green and the rich get richer, that's all that ZimBen and his Genocidal Inkjets care about

Mon, 01/31/2011 - 10:12 | 919946 Thoreau
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+1 You beat me to it. Wonder how funny it'll be when disrutptions hit the US?

Mon, 01/31/2011 - 09:35 | 919852 Sudden Debt
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If it only where Ramadan... then they didn't need to eat for 40 days...

 

 

 

 

Mon, 01/31/2011 - 10:02 | 919915 jesusonline
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Your masters Jews, yes, J-E-W-S, are telling hungry people to behave: 


'Anxious' Israel backs Egypt regime

Israel has called on the United States and Europe to curb their criticism of president Hosni Mubarak "in a bid to preserve stability in Egypt" and the wider Middle East, an Israeli newspaper reports.

http://english.aljazeera.net/news/middleeast/2011/01/201113177145613.html#

 

Mon, 01/31/2011 - 20:23 | 922288 naughtius maximus
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Jaws? J-A-W-S. Nein Gerflict! Non?  Can't you see I'm walking here!

Mon, 01/31/2011 - 10:07 | 919936 Fearless Rick
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Hola, Gringos, time to awaken the sleeping welfare masses. The MSM is saying the Egyptian protests were started over three main issues:

1. Higher food prices

2. Spiraling Unemployment

3. Government Corruption.

Sound familiar?

Got government cheese?

Mon, 01/31/2011 - 10:21 | 919975 mark mchugh
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Holy shit.  Did the morons at CNBC really send Erin Burnett to Egypt?

Look, I'm no fan of Erin, but I don't want to see her killed or taken hostage.  Erin's dumb.  She's never gonna be a real journalist.  Putting herself is harm's way isn't gonna change that.

Mon, 01/31/2011 - 10:38 | 920035 Rodent Freikorps
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Are you daft, man?

Bimbos in peril is ratings gold.

Mon, 01/31/2011 - 10:41 | 920049 mark mchugh
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That's just wrong...very funny but very, very wrong.

I just hope she's really in green screen studio.

Mon, 01/31/2011 - 10:56 | 920114 Lndmvr
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Saw that and figured she was in front of a green screen in NY and the fill in of Cairo behind her. Then she opened her mouth. Yea  shes that dumb.

Mon, 01/31/2011 - 11:47 | 920350 luk427
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They sent her over to keep the canal open so the price of oil is not affected. Michael Pento has got to be falling off his chair watching her stick an oil can in her mouth. 

Tue, 02/01/2011 - 00:55 | 922855 Rusty Shorts
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buh ... BWAAAAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAAAAAAHAHAAHHAHAHAHAHAHAAA

Mon, 01/31/2011 - 10:33 | 920022 indio007
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The new plan is to starve them into submission. This is a prime example of what happens when the nanny state gets out of control. People are so dependent on government they don't even know where the government hides the food from them.

Mon, 01/31/2011 - 11:57 | 920407 snowball777
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The government is 'hiding' food in the stores that aren't open because of the curfew. It will be looted too, once the hunger quotient reaches a threshold. Give it two days.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UA5MtAmT24g

Workin' so hard like a soldier
Can't afford a thing on TV
Deep in my heart, I abhor ya
Can't get food for them kid
Good God we gonna rock down to Electric Avenue
and then we'll take it higher

Tue, 02/01/2011 - 00:56 | 922857 Rusty Shorts
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Holy Shit

Mon, 01/31/2011 - 12:08 | 920464 Yardfarmer
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The massive disturbances presently roiling the "Arab world" and most specifically, the conflagrations in Tunisia and Egypt, have been successfully exposed by The Telegraph to have originated in a recently revealed secret US State Department document which details the efforts of the US government to fund and support leading Egyptian dissidents "planning regime change for the past three years". According to the secret document linked in the article, the State Department arranged for the attendance of a member of an unidentified April 6 youth movement activist at a December 3-5, 2008 Alliance of Youth Movements meeting in New York "and with his subsequent meetings with US government officials, on Capitol Hill and with think tanks"http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/worldnews/africaandindianocean/egypt/8289686/Egypt-protests-Americas-secret-backing-for-rebel-leaders-behind-uprising.html. Meanwhile The Telegraph has also revealed the pivotal role of the ubiquitous WikiLeaks in the instigation of the violent civil disturbances presently wracking the Arab nation.http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/worldnews/africaandindianocean/egypt/8287842/WikiLeaks-cables-fuel-flames-of-unrest-in-Egypt.html This critical piece of information is in accord with a series of articles by the inveterate investigative journalist Webster Tarpley detailing the deep involvement of the WikiLeaks government psyops in the US government managed destabilization campaign being presently waged against Arab nations.http://tarpley.net/. Both Mr. Tarpley and Henry Makow http://www.henrymakow.com/egypt.html point to the International Crisis Group (ICG) as instrumental in the dismantling, subversion, and destabilization policies which were initiated on the heels of the engineered global economic collapse of 2008. The insinuation of "global widget"and ICG trustee Mohammed Al-Baredai into the Egyptian meltdown gives witness to the heavy hand of George Soros as well as that of Zbigniew Brzezinski in the manufactured social chaos according to Tarpley. Of course Soros is recognized by many as the éminence grise behind the WikiLeaks government psyops.


Mon, 01/31/2011 - 12:50 | 920674 Hook Line and S...
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Foreigners make good sustenance. Check out their culinary manual "How to serve Brit" 

Mon, 01/31/2011 - 13:19 | 920806 phat ho
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Hopefully they'll realize the untapped market for camel toe. I'll take 2 cases plz...

Mon, 01/31/2011 - 13:59 | 920943 krispkritter
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Kinison on hunger.... http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vN7ehccspao Not exactly relevant to this post but maybe to the issue on a broader scale.  Cheap oil makes it inexpensive to ship the food to the people. What happens when oil gets too expensive? People are going to have to move back to the food, get on the welfare train, or starve.  I'm a homestead-type(prepper) and produce much of what I need and trade for more. I'll buy until it's too expensive and then just do without. About 1% of my friends or family even attempt to emulate this or are not even willing to give up their toys for some security. Frankly this is unlikely to end well for a good deal of the world's population; the line that divides lower and middle classes is eclipsing the 'middle' as fast as food and oil prices are rising.

 

Mon, 01/31/2011 - 16:45 | 921532 Carl Spackler
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"As God is my witness, I thought turkeys could fly !"

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