Egypt is fighting over bread. Are we next?

Egypt is already fighting over bread.  Are we next?  I’ve already noticed the price of, well, everything going up.  When Monica said something about the price of food going up I said that it may be because the shortage of water is making that more expensive to make things like soda, etc. and the rising cost of gas/diesel is trickling down to the consumer.  I predict we will see some sort of major crisis in my generation’s lifetime relating to oil and fossil fuels.  I hope it doesn’t get to the point where the local grocery store is rushed by a mob and people start shooting each other over food and water.  We are already headed in that direction with Alabama, Georgia, and Florida fighting politically over tap water.  If the current trend keeps up the local governments will have to pass water use laws and give people tickets for wasting water on their lawns or in swimming pools very soon.  I can even imagine it getting so bad the water company will have to physically turn off the water to everyone’s homes during certain times of the day because people will undoubtedly be greedy and want to take all the water for themselves and waste it on a long hot shower and hot tub while everyone else is clamoring just for water to drink.  I may need to go ahead and set up a large rain collection system we can use for flushing toilets and sinks, etc.  If it gets too bad we should go ahead and get some solar panels or solar water heating system in place in case the power grid goes down and the workers can’t afford gasoline for the trucks to fix them.  Let’s all hope I’m wrong.

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One Response to “Egypt is fighting over bread. Are we next?”

  1. luminaria Says:

    Russia was a test case of what you’re writing about:

    http://www.lifeaftertheoilcrash.net/OriginalArticles/ThrivingPartOne.html
    Thriving in the Age of Collapse Part 1
    How American systems of law, medicine, transportation, and economics might change as America collapses.

    http://www.lifeaftertheoilcrash.net/OriginalArticles/ThrivingPartTwo.html
    Thriving in the Age of Collapse Part 2
    Advises young professionals and aging Baby Boomers on how they can prepare for America’s collapse.

    http://www.lifeaftertheoilcrash.net/OriginalArticles/ThrivingPartThree.html Thriving in the Age of Collapse Part 3
    Advises American youth on how they can prepare for America’s collapse.

    http://www.energybulletin.net/23259.html
    Closing the ‘Collapse Gap’: the USSR was better prepared for collapse than the US

    http://www.lifeaftertheoilcrash.net/OriginalArticles/InvisibleHandClapping.html The Sound of an Invisible Hand Clapping
    Examines whether neoclassic economic theory is reality based or not.

    http://www.lifeaftertheoilcrash.net/OriginalArticles/OurVillage.html
    Our Village
    Describes life in a Russian village following the collapse of the Soviet Union.

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