capitalism, famine, food

Cheap Eats New York

I have come to the conclusion that I can no longer afford to eat in New York City. I can no longer afford the overpriced gourmet yuppie (Young Urban Professional) food in this town, or at least in this neighborhood the East Village, and that I may have to resort to dumpster diving, where you can actually find some really good food, and/or soup kitchens in order to continue to eat. Maybe I can compile a list of restaurants who give out leftovers at the end of the day after they close. Do they exist? For there is a ton of good food being thrown out and wasted in this town everyday at unbelievable and unbearable proportions to witness. City Harvest is an organization that collects this food to give away to others, and that is a good deed indeed. Maybe I should try calling them to see if they have any good food to give away. Is the word “Gourmet” a code word for overpriced food that one cannot afford? For richer or for poorer, this Quality of Life gentrify the neighborhood campaign is doing me in. Am I paying for location, location, location for this item of food that can probably be found for less than half the price in Nowhere Ville, Nowhere Town? And every single building I walk past on the Island is food, food, food and more food to remind me that it’s time to eat again and again nonstop for as long as I am walking around on the street. Every building I past seems to be either a food market or restaurant and I want to go in and eat at every single food establishment I past as the menu and food display always looks so good and appetizing. And forget about going into those Whole Foods Health Food Markets that are popping up everywhere these days. Only the rich or at least people who are willing to pay the price for those outrageously overpriced food items shop there. I would need a full time job just to be able to afford to impulse eat in this town. I am being reduced to a rice and beans, bread and water diet here and thereafter. No more sushi, lobster, crepe suzettes, le’ ten string beans with fancy sauce de jour, tuna tartare, bagadou bagels, shi shi salads and cafe’ au laite’s for me anytime soon. A cheaper way of eating is at hand, somehow.

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famine, honeybees

The Bees are Dying


I just comprehended from the news yesterday that the bees are dying and that this could mean the end of the human race. I read an article the other day about the honeybees disappearing and dying off but I did not fully register it until yesterday why all of the recent honeybee articles and blog entries. Apparently honeybees are the most important insect to the human food chain. They pollinate %80 of the fruits, vegetables and nuts that we eat and are responsible for a third of the food we eat. No bees, no fruits and vegetables, no cattle, no life. Where have all the flowers gone? Scientists are calling this disappearing, vanishing bee colony syndrome Colony Collapse Disorder (CCD). CCD has affected half of the bee population of the United States and parts of Europe. This is the first national affliction and scientists are attributing this to cell phone usage and other factors such as mites, pesticides, genetically modified food and global warming. Bees fly away from their hives and are unable to navigate their way back to their hives due to the interference of radiation from mobile phones and other high tech gadgets that interfere with a bees navigation system. This year hundreds of beekeepers opened their beehives to find empty boxes. Albert Einstein once said “If the bee disappeared off the surface of the globe, then man would only have four years left to live.” Are the bees the canary in the coal mine? Is this written in prophecy somewhere? Are the Mayans correct, is 2012 near? Is the earth on fire? Is this the beginning of the end? Will it be bread and water from hereafter? Will everyone in the world give up their cell phones in order to avoid a worldwide famine or will scientists just invent more cloned, fake food? Here is a quote I saw on another website in regards to the bees:
Revelation 6:6
Then I heard what sounded like a voice among the four living creatures, saying, “A quart of wheat for a day’s wages, and three quarts of barley for a day’s wages, and do not damage the oil and the wine!”

This passages describe “a time of famine in the last days when life will be reduced to the barest necessities.” Grape and olive oil production will only be minimally impacted by Colony Collapse Disorder while much of the fruit, vegetable and nut production will be severely reduced resulting in famine. These end time biblical prophecies are coming to pass within our own lifetimes. If you believe. Have a great day.


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