Amazingly…….

….we have one of these:

For what it is worth, a global rationing system of food and energy is my vision.

It’s called the price system.

37 thoughts on “Amazingly…….”

  1. Great News Citizens! The chocolate ration is being increased from 25grammes to 20.!!

    Spud seems to be treating “1984” as a guide-book / bible.

  2. Yes, but he means rationing on the basis of your political status and woke imperatives, nothing as retrograde and – candidly – racist as supply and demand.

  3. Wrong!

    The price system encourages the production of as much energy and food as people want and can afford.

    The usual point of rationing is to (attempt to) ensure that some do not starve while others gorge during times of shortage. The point of the rationing R proposes is, however, to always produce less energy and less food than people want and can afford.

  4. A pensioner was told yesterday me how nice their neighbour was for dropping off (unsolicited mind) a roll of bog paper. I said i think they’re trying to tell you: “wipe your arse more”. He said “don’t be so so cynical”, I said that’s not cynical it’s just mick taking, cynical is they just went down the shop cleared out 48 loo rolls and assuaged their hoard-guilt and stoked their virtue status by putting a single roll on an old geezers doorstep who didn’t ask for it.

  5. Gamecock ventured out into the post apocalyptic world today.

    Perishable items in grocery store gone. Meat, eggs, bananas. Sold out. “Truck overdue.”

    I did score some club soda. There was a run on it last week. Seems to be the first thing to sell out when panic looms.

    12 CV cases in SC. 12 people out of 5,000,000 and there is a run on the stores. Seems an over reaction. Press telling people there is a run on the stores probably responsible for the run on stores.

  6. Mao Zedong sent his representatives to the US to see how they organised their stupendous food supply They asked, in wonderment, what genius bureaucrat could possible get the right amounts of so many foods to the shelves with so little waste . That of course was the pricing system and it is sometimes forgotten how miraculously it works.
    The problem is that pricing cannot cope with long term strategic social needs or indeed short term social emergencies , it is, furthermore a delicate flower requiring the rule of law civil trust and does not exist other than embedded in civil life. My problem with Free market fundamentalism is that it sounds a lot like Marxism; it would be an interesting idea if people weren`t people …but they are.

    By the way this is a remark John Redwood will not publish We have the largest most protectionist and indebted state since the 60s , the highest taxes and more to come. Prosperity and security have been sacrificed for ethnic purity. Its National Socialism isn`t it?

  7. By the way this is a remark John Redwood will not publish We have the largest most protectionist and indebted state since the 60

    We’re forever in debt to your priceless advice.

    Its National Socialism isn`t it?

    Indeed it is, Newms. You should flee while you still can. Make a dress out of some curtains, then prance away over the Alps.

  8. Taxes have been too high since forever, nothing to do with Brexit. But, even if it was, at least for once in my adult voting life, I finally get something I want.

    Why not? The rest of the time, everyone else is relaxed about high taxes so long as they get whatever they want.

    Well, now it’s my turn. So get stuffed, Newmania, you’ve had yours. All that ‘moderate’ government you keep mithering on about.

    You ought to learn to take turns. Share. Kiddies can do it, so can you.

  9. “The problem is that pricing cannot cope with long term strategic social needs”

    Wut? Why would it need to? It’s just pricing, FGS.

    “or indeed short term social emergencies”

    Wut? Why would it need to? It’s just pricing, FGS.

    “Not my job, Mon.”

    Some more non sequiturs:

    Pricing cannot cope with osmosis.

    Pricing cannot cope with gravity.

    Pricing cannot cope with endometriosis.

  10. So for every few years of decent policy we have to get the cunts in to have a chimps tea party with our jobs? Seems sub-optimal to me.

    Shut your Von Trappe Steve

  11. We need NEED a system (frot) where I can (frot frot) control how (frot frot frot) how people live (frot frot frot frto) their lives (friot l fhpoi “P*(7 08\76 12378 !!!”)

  12. For what it is worth, a global rationing system of food and energy is my vision.

    This person wants to control what 7bn people can eat. Psychopath.

  13. I think the crisis has exposed how deranged the likes of Murphy are. The posts are being widely circulated among Leftist morons on twitter. The worry is whether people feel (as in the 1930s) that they meet have a chance of being the ones in charge of the rationing.

  14. Bloke in North Dorset

    V_P,

    And it never, ever, occurs to them that that sort of power always ends up in the hands of the people who have the guns are prepared to use them, let alone that they will be the first victims of those guns.

  15. Newmania said:
    “The problem is that pricing cannot cope with … short term social emergencies”

    Actually it could, if government left it alone. A steep price hike would soon stop people buying more loo roll than they need, but then governments start threatening action against it.

  16. Correct, V_P, BiND.

    “A government big enough to give you everything you want is a government big enough to take from you everything you have.” – Gerald Ford

    The error of Leftards is 8 YO thinking: government is good because government has none of the prejudices of the public. As if when people get a job with government, their prejudices evaporate. Once a government has unlimited power, it will make decisions based on what it wants, not what the people want.

    https://realclimatescience.com/2020/03/begging-for-totalitarianism/

  17. I think Capt Potato has his clunking fists firmly on the levers. French bars and restaurants:closed. Dutch bars and coffee shoos: closed. Baltic and Slovak States: borders closed. WTF!

  18. Exactly, RichardT. “Price gouging” would also encourage people to increase supply. In any “social emergency”, once you get beyond the rescuing people and tending to their immediate needs stage, there is no quicker recovery route than the free market. It works better too, when the people are religious / post religious and take care of those not able to cope.

    Unlike Newmania’s beloved EU, which shafted Italy twice in its time of need such that the first response to a cry for help was a (still useful) propaganda supply flight from communist China. Cunts.

  19. A fabulous example of a headline that illustrates the ongoing impact of socialist education:

    Angry shoppers blast Budgens supermarket for selling toilet roll for £4 that they can buy elsewhere for £2.50 after shelves across Britain are stripped bare by panic-buyers
    https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-8114433/Shoppers-blast-Budgens-selling-toilet-roll-4-buy-2-50.html

    Fuck off then, wankers, and try and buy it for £2.50 from the empty shelves elsewhere.

    Let them wipe their arses with nettle leaves. Twats.

  20. @Gamecock March 15, 2020 at 5:01 pm

    Post apocalyptic world today – Morrisons 16:30

    No loo rolls or soap
    No UHT Milk
    No Pasta, Rice, baked beans; Low pasta sauce, soup
    Low level of bread
    No carrots, parsnips, turnips, low potato
    No frozen veg
    No Zovirax/Acyclovir/Blitzese – herpes/cold sore. Are peeps eating it?

    NP, we always have enough food for 2-3 months; bought some deli Ham for 32p – 95% off

    @Newmoania

    First para – rubbish, businesses know that ‘long term strategic’ is unknowable, they learnt from canals etc. Gov’t has not learned eg HS2

    Gov’t should copy Maggie and announce to world “Want to fund, build and run HS2 in UK? Submit your proposal” – same as Channel Tunnel & HS1

    Second para: Excluding “protectionist” as that’s EU, and “sacrificed for ethnic purity” as it’s “sacrificed for ethnic diversity” agree

  21. Coranavirus Conference Cancelled – due to Coronavirus
    – Left blame Trump and say he’s Racist & Xenophobic for saying “Foreign Virus”
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XI7cIQ-mY3E

    Jim Acosta: “Why is the President calling it a foreign virus?”
    Me: “Oh, maybe because it originated in China? A Foreign Country

    – The Five’ supporting UK’s ‘flatten the curve’ delay strategy
    Experts Hope Herd Immunity ‘Flattens’ The Coronavirus Curve
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=f2aDEPZbLEI

    – This pandemic came out of China
    China is trying to hide the truth about origins of coronavirus, blaming U.S. for the pandemic
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QI-9v-TdshU

    CNN: Jim Acosta ‘it’s Xenophobia to say it’s a foreign virus’
    Biden: Xenophobia by labelling it as a foreign virus

    Tucker: “Jim Acosta, a poisonous moron” – excellent

    – Coronavirus controversy: Chinese official suggests US is responsible
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hZftihVyq9E

    The title should be, “The Chinese covering up their actions”

  22. Post apocalyptic world today – Morrisons 16:30

    Closing time on a Sunday is always a good time to not find the things you want in a supermarket. Try Tuesday morning. Bet there’s lots more about.

  23. @Pcar – Morrisons are hopeless. Only supermarket I’ve ever been in that’s run out of carrier bags. Twice.

  24. “Newmania
    March 15, 2020 at 5:12 pm

    The problem is that pricing cannot cope with long term strategic social needs or indeed short term social emergencies”

    Says Newmania, ignoring a thousand years of it doing exactly that and a hundred years of people managing ‘long term social needs’ and ‘shorter term social emergencies’ of utterly failing to do so.

    Jesus fucking Christ.

    Remind me where the major famines of the 20th century occurred? Or where the major ones of the 21st are occurring?

    Oh, yeah, in places where market forces were stamped out in favor of government management of food supplies.

  25. “Prosperity and security have been sacrificed for ethnic purity.”

    How in the world could you look at the UK and say that its sacrificed anything for ethnic purity when its, literally, importing other ethnicities in over protests?

  26. Did my daily shop for neccesities at my local convenience store this morning. Thank God there was no shortage of whisky and my special order carton of smokes (Gauloise Legere, thanks for asking) was there. They had bog roll, I’ve no idea whether they have hand-wash but they do sell soap.

    Over 70 and a smoker! Coronavirus, bring it on, along with your big brother. I spit in your face.

  27. Bloke in North Dorset

    PJF

    A fabulous example of a headline that illustrates the ongoing impact of socialist education

    Agammamon (to Newmania)

    Remind me where the major famines of the 20th century occurred? Or where the major ones of the 21st are occurring?

    There was an interesting piece on the Trade Talks podcast about the effect on world trade of export the Coronavirus is having (Trump has removed tariffs on medical equipment from China). They had a researcher on who has been looking at what happens when wheat prices start to rise. This was in the context of politicians banning exports of some goods to protect their own countries.

    When world prices of wheat started to rise exports rose to meet demand and produces are happy. Politicians, worried about the politics at home stepped, in to ban exports of wheat to protect their own markets and started to price fix in some countries. Producers are shafted because they’ve responded but now have a glut of wheat and prices go down. They didn’t go on to say, but it was implied, that next year there’s a shortage because produces no longer have an incentive to respond to rising price signals nor do they trust the government.

    Any famines and shortage in the 20th century will have been politician made, and that includes wars.

    And this is not some Adam Smith type podcast, one of the hosts is an Economist trade editor and the other a researcher at the Peterson Institute who had worked for Obama, and they’d already made the case for some ethical rationing and redistribution.

  28. Foolish to expect anything but jabbering shite from the Facepainter.

    Arnold–scummy ideologue tho’ he was –was a master of reason compared to Face.

    We need a rejoiniac punishment program–never mind reconciliation cockrot.

  29. “So for every few years of decent policy we have to get the cunts in to have a chimps tea party with our jobs? ”
    The only value your job has, Newmonia, is its value to other people. If your job’s in jeopardy, that may be telling us something about the value of what you do. Learn to do something useful doesn’t need government propping it up.

  30. Customer: How come you’re asking £4 for bogroll, it’s only £2.50 at Tesco.
    Shopkeeper: So go and get some from Tesco.
    Customer: But Tesco haven’t got any.
    Shopkeeper: Well when we haven’t got any it’s £2.50 as well.

  31. This does remind of the tale of Arthur Phillip, the first governor of New South Wales. As I heard it, on founding the colony, he gave tickets-of-leave, that is a local parole, to all who didn’t need the government stores to support themselves. The welfare recipients were of course put to work under the lash.

  32. @PJF

    Closing time is 20:00 on Sunday

    @moqifen

    Within 1 mile I have Aldi, Morrisons, Tesco full size stores; plus small CoOp, CostCutter, Premier and two other small symbol stores. Used to have a NAFFI store too

    Until yesterday, Aldi, Morrisons and Tesco only lacked UHT milk and low on pasta

    @Mr Womby

    Chortle

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