For the last 10 years I've been telling people to invest in something tangible, like gold or silver, because the value of the dollar is about to drop through the floor (If they had listened to me back then, they would have made six times their money). But you know, you can't eat gold or silver ... and things are getting to the point where you'd better start taking care of immediate needs, like what you would eat if suddenly the grocery store got cleaned out and the truckers went on strike because the price of gas went too high, etc... Also, in case you haven't noticed, the weather is getting very dodgy. Check out this link: http://www.mexidata.info/id2946.html
One of the things that are actually behind a lot of these protests in the Middle East is the fact that food is getting too expensive for people to eat anymore.
Speaking of protests in the Middle East, I thought this article worth noting:
The Egyptian People Can't Quit Now!
Of course the Egyptian people can't just sit on their laurels and expect things to get better until they have truly created their own government under civilian rule, and of course the American government (and the Israelis running them) are going to use whatever means necessary (and they have plenty of means, because they've been funding the Egyptian military for years) to engineer a favorable outcome for themselves, which often runs contrary to the best interests of the Egyptian people and true democracy. But I have faith in the Egyptians. They aren't stupid, and I can see by the way they conducted their protests they aren't easily diverted either. It will be fascinating to see how this all comes out.
In the meantime, here's an interesting video clip I found on What Really Happened: