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to think that if this Government was charge of a shipwrecked liferaft...

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cakeorwine · 07/09/2022 19:55

Then they would ignore the people telling them that there is a limited amount of food and water and would just start handing it out to people, without telling them that actually we need to preserve it, make sure people get a fair share, and plan for a way to get the liferaft to safety.

And anyone who suggested this would be accused of scaremongering and catastrophising

Meanwhile the other liferafts run by other countries would be well organised and would have taken steps to ensure that the consumption of food would be restricted and they would have at least tried to build a store of food up.

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DutchessOfMuck · 07/09/2022 20:07

@cakeorwine are you meaning that we should be rationing food, electricity and other supplies?

cakeorwine · 07/09/2022 20:12

DutchessOfMuck · 07/09/2022 20:07

@cakeorwine are you meaning that we should be rationing food, electricity and other supplies?

We should be cutting down the demand for gas (and electricity as we use gas to generate that)

Russia is stopping sending gas to the West. There is a demand for gas.
We should be trying to reduce the gas we use so we can ensure that we have enough to get through winter.

Other countries are.

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Antarcticant · 07/09/2022 20:13

What do you mean, if ... Grin

Chevyimpala67 · 07/09/2022 20:14

The golgafricham arks springs to mind...

Boxowine · 07/09/2022 20:15

Not all of the other countries. The American life raft would just let everyone shoot each other because there's only enough room for those with guns.

cakeorwine · 07/09/2022 20:18

Chevyimpala67 · 07/09/2022 20:14

The golgafricham arks springs to mind...

And using leaves as currency....

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cakeorwine · 07/09/2022 20:21

The 'food supply' we have is limited.
If we had to pay for the food on the liferaft, then the cost would be going up.

But we are going to borrow money so we can ensure the food isn't too expensive.

And greedy people still get a lot more food than others.

But the food supply is still limited.

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