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Well,
here we are again,
another bigjac Tuesday.

Here is a link:

population growth in real time

If you did not click on the link,
here is a quiz:

Name the top four countries,
in population,
starting with the most populous,
and the populations,
rounded to the nearest
100 million.

Write your answers down,
with pen and paper,
set it next to your computer,
then,
click the link,
and see how close you guessed.

I'm always pointing out,
there will be famine,
here in the USA.

Realizing where America ranks
in population,
might help folks see
that we have something in common
with THOSE countries
we often hear about
with chronic starvation,
folks starving on the streets.

I point this out now,
because I honestly did not know
until a few days ago,
where America ranked.

I know it's depressing.

Just trying to give folks a gentle
reality check.

In the future,
I'll write some diaries
about building a chicken coop,
and feeding chickens or ducks,
and possibly living on mostly
eggs.

Millions of Americans
will survive the famine,
and,
I think,
the survivors will be eating
a lot of eggs.

Hope you're doing well,
but even if not,
tell us about it.

We're here to listen.

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