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Old 10-19-2007, 08:52 AM   #31
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" Harris Teeter "

I go to the one in Charlottesville. Love the store and produce, but I'd go broke if I lived there!
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Old 10-19-2007, 09:18 AM   #32
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I wish my brother could read all your comments on this thread. He has been telling me for 'many' years that we will have to pay as much for water as we do gas! I always assured him I believed him but today it is true. He was really shocked to hear about the condition in Georgia where his daughter lives that they are rationing out the water. No useage for outside watering anymore. Also when they go to restaurant there is no water provided unless you request it. How about that? This is really worrying me. You think having all this water around us that we would experience shortage? Is this connected to Global Warming?

Prices in the store are so out of range that I make up my mind I will have to limit 'other' things to maintain our goal of eating healthy. I must confess I don't like to pay a $1 for an orange. I do and always have taken supplements as i feel the quality can never be found again unless you live on a farm yourself or know someone who does. I do question whether 'our' food will be marked China within a short time. (Even though my mother named our dog China, I do get upset when I see it) It only is reminder that our people are being left out. We used to be #1 and now when we are worried about our food source it bothers me worse.

I do hope and pray for God to allow this country to continue to be blessed. It only will if people will try to return to the values they once had. Material things will deteriorate, our bodies are a necessity. Try to increase your level of faith, ask for guidance, and try to eat all that is good for you. Chips and cookies should be first thing that is eliminated.

I only say these things as if talking to myself. It also helps when is put them here. Whenever I tell someone my opinion I really try to impress upon myself that it is urgent and necessary. As i said, as I want for myself I hope for you. Ever hear the song, blest be t he tie that binds?

Hope I didn't get off the topice of high prices. Everything works together. I apologize if I said too much. Sometimes I open up and express my opinion which may offend someone. I do that a lot, open my heart. Thanks for your time.
Not to worry. Uncle Sam is likely to solve the food price problem much like the health care cost problem is being solved .
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Old 10-19-2007, 09:54 AM   #33
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Not to worry. Uncle Sam is likely to solve the food price problem much like the health care cost problem is being solved .
Oh and dont forget about the gas problem to eh.
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Old 10-19-2007, 10:17 AM   #34
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I wish my brother could read all your comments on this thread. He has been telling me for 'many' years that we will have to pay as much for water as we do gas! I always assured him I believed him but today it is true. He was really shocked to hear about the condition in Georgia where his daughter lives that they are rationing out the water. No useage for outside watering anymore. Also when they go to restaurant there is no water provided unless you request it. How about that? This is really worrying me. You think having all this water around us that we would experience shortage? Is this connected to Global Warming?
Hi. I don't know if this is connected to global warming, but there is a serious drought going on in the entire southeastern part of the country right now. It's especially serious around Atlanta; therefore, they have had to institute water restrictions (not the same as rationing). People use too much water anyway; IMO this is a good opportunity to learn how to make do with less and keep that up in the future.
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Old 10-19-2007, 10:25 AM   #35
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I don't keep a close watch on how much things cost or how much prices have gone up, but I know they have gone up. This is from a sale sheet from a local grocery store chain:

- whole chicken, 58 cents/lb.
- Angus top round London broil, $1.88/lb.
- skinless, boneless chicken breast, $1.98/lb.
- grapes, 98 cents/lb.
- jumbo Fla. oranges, 2/$1
- various types of apples, $2.99/3-lb. bag
- asparagus, $3.99/lb.

One way I've started saving money (when I remember) is to buy plastic wrap, foil, bags, cleaners, etc., at the dollar store.
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Old 10-19-2007, 11:13 AM   #36
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I need to take a drive up to my dad's and stop in VA on the way home for groceries. Grapes were $2.99 a pound yesterday. Apples $5 a bag. You are getting much better prices up there than I am here.

I know people hate Wal-Mart but I'd be broke without it. It's right around the corner (which saves gas), and their prices beat Harris Teeter, Lowes, and Bloom. Although I don't necessarily buy meat from them because they don't cut it themselves. When I want good meat, I bite the bullet and got to HT. They are almost finished building a Lowes between my house and my work, at which time I'll likely shop there more for sale items.
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Old 10-19-2007, 11:15 AM   #37
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Hi. I don't know if this is connected to global warming, but there is a serious drought going on in the entire southeastern part of the country right now. It's especially serious around Atlanta; therefore, they have had to institute water restrictions (not the same as rationing). People use too much water anyway; IMO this is a good opportunity to learn how to make do with less and keep that up in the future.
I dont know if its global warming but I remember restaurants not offering water many years ago in Colorado because of a shortage.Droughts happen and you are right people waste alot of water.Like washing just a couple of pieces of clothes in a big washing machine I try to make sure I have a full load when I wash.Toilets also use alot of water and the list goes on.I think restaurants should not offer water anyway most of it never gets drank.Then to add to that washing all those water glasses that no one drank uses even more in the big dishwashers in restaurants.Here at the ranch they have a sign in the rooms that if you dont want your towels washed everyday leave them on the rack if you want them washed throw them on the floor.
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Old 10-19-2007, 11:23 AM   #38
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Don't think that the rise in food prices is an american phenomenom.In june, when I stated my catering business bulk butter was 4.20 euro a kilo.($5.92) as of one week ago the price shot up to 6,75 euro( $9.52) All of the dairy and wheat products are sky rocketing. Flour (1 kilo was .49 euro and now it is .71 euro. Forget about cheap vacations in Greece!!
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DW and I were discussing rising prices this past weekend. We too noticed that the prices have shot up lately. Itís also in the news.
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Old 10-19-2007, 02:50 PM   #40
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Dust Bowl

someone in class told me for period of 10 years there was something that they called the Dust Bowl condition. He really was questioning my intellect when he brought this topic up. I never did read about this but i sure will now. He said there was severe drought in the states. My brother said the glaciers have decreased by 1/4 since 2005.

I am sure like everything you must check where your priorities are and make a list as to what you can do WITHOUT.
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