Remember a couple of years ago when there was a big run on rice? People were buying rice like they would never see it again and I would bet money, all this time later, some folks still have 50 pound bags of rice sitting around they will never use.
Get ready for it again.
I ain't immune, I bought a bunch too, just in those little one pound bags.
The Japanese public eats a LOT of rice, as does most of South
East Asia and their fears of radioactive contaminated rice from the fractured Fukashima plant has them buying up old stores of last years rice crop because they saw what happened when their government let contaminated beef onto the market and was slow to contain that.
Remind anyone of some Mad Cow Disease?
I read something about a tent city that sprang up in New Jersey today too.
Fucking around with the rice in Japan seems like something you wouldn't give a rats ass about, if a butterfly beats it's wings in Japan and a tidal wave hits here a few weeks later, what in the hell do you think is going to happen if the rice supply is fucked up?
Their car manufacturing took a hit and that has already affected our economy, if you are paying attention.
Yeah, our drought, Europe diving into the shitter headfirst and this absolutely infuriating horse shit on our part that just got our credit rating down gradeded and I , for the life of me, want to strangle some ignorant fucking elected, AND APPOINTED officials by the the throat.
There is no rainbow, it is going to continue to get worse finanancially, and stupid shit like the availability of the people halfway across the planet to buy uncontaminated rice is going to have an effect on you whether or not you like it.
This ain't Kansas anymore TOTO but it sure as shit matters what the fuck happens in Tokyo more now than it did in 1943.
Radio active rice goes a long ways to fucking up a population that depends on it for a staple and I would bet you ten bucks our fucking government has a study somewhere proving that, with another alternate plan on how to do it again surreptitiously.
Better yet, let us old enough to remember Vietnam, rice paddy's deforestation on a massive scale and the nasty fucking thing that is still killing people forty fucking years later, our old friend, Agent Orange.