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Are you stocking up on rice?

Discussion in 'Sports and News' started by Inky_Wretch, Apr 23, 2008.

  1. Inky_Wretch

    Inky_Wretch Well-Known Member

    Or cooking oil or flour? Because it seems we're all going to be facing shortages soon.

    Some stores are already rationing sales of those items ...

  2. sportschick

    sportschick Active Member

    Great. I gave all my stocked up rice to the food bank.

    I am stocked up (for me) on cooking oil and flour though. Scary times though, scary times.
  3. Flash

    Flash Guest

    I gather the saying 'not for all the rice in China' no longer applies ...
  4. spnited

    spnited Active Member

    So Sam's limitting people to 80 pounds of rice at a time... some shortage.
  5. TheSportsPredictor

    TheSportsPredictor Well-Known Member

  6. ink-stained wretch

    ink-stained wretch Active Member

    Ladies and gentlemen, for some of you this may be serious stuff. The price of you Bud is about to go up. You might have to switch to drinking beer rather than rice/sugar water that holds a head.

    It's a good time to be an Arkansas rice farmer.
  7. The Big Ragu

    The Big Ragu Moderator Staff Member

    Have seen this coming for a while, as rice prices worldwide have risen and in some poor countries, the lines for government supplemented rice have come to include working people, not just the jobless and indigent. Rice production has actually remained pretty steady. It is that the population has increased by about 100 million mouths to feed over the last four to five years.

    The thought of rationing is distressing, because of just how much rice I eat. I eat a ton of brown rice -- I eat it at least five days a week.
  8. Again with the post-apocalyptic 1700s thing...
  9. Batman

    Batman Well-Known Member

    Looks like the people who stocked up on canned goods and bicycles back in 1999 were simply ahead of their time.
  10. Dammit, how am I going to store my cocaine?

    Nothing soaks up the moisture better than rice.
  11. Perry White

    Perry White Active Member

    These people are: http://www.canada.com/vancouversun/news/business/story.html?id=bd83766c-69c3-46c1-ab7d-465e6ffd5d5f

    [Vancouver] Filipinos ship rice to families back home
    Gift packages from Canadian residents ease shortages in homeland
  12. Piotr Rasputin

    Piotr Rasputin New Member


    Da da da, da da, da da . . .

    Rice, Rice, Baby.
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