Thanks DJ, I appreciate your take on the matter. A major point this Canadian made was that the media in Canada was covering up for the most part how serious and pervasive this issue of the home invasions is. So, even if you do live in Canada, you would not know what is really going on with this unless you lived in those particular neighborhoods or knew someone who did. Similarly, a lot is happening here in the States that is only being reported in local papers if at all. For instance, there are "ISIS" type, Jihadi training compounds all around the U.S. yet this is never mentioned in the "media".
When I first heard the story several weeks ago, I did a quick check myself and discovered quite a few reports of violent home invasions recently in Toronto. . . . The ones the fellow was talking about though were of a specific type--Arabs targeting wealthy, retiree Jews. He said that the reason THESE were not being reported on (as he was told by the police) was because of fear of a "race war" breaking out with reprisals meted out on racial lines. . . .
I don't mind at all, however a different opinion on the story. I can't vouch for the Canadian's veracity. The way it came up and was told to my contact was all just very interesting I thought and so I decided to finally share it, fwiw. . . .
Again, with all that's going on, speeding up and coming down the tracks . . . I advise to at least get some food and water stored. It may get so bad that such will be of no real help (ie., re those who might be forcibly re-located) . . . but it could well be the case that there may just be some severe disruptions and deprivations for extended periods of time . . . with a later getting back somewhat to "normal". Well, not really "normal" . . . but even in area devastated by war or natural disasters, people are like ants, and they immediately start rebuilding and reorganizing--starting little "farmers' markets" on the streets to sell, barter goods. . . .
For those who don't have much or any money to store for an emergency . . . food--as in the kind I'm dealing with at Thrive, which is really good!--can be used as barter. It comes in cans, lasts for years and if you get enough to put some aside, these cans of nutrients could be a great item of barter for if and when things break down socially. Just a thought. . . .
Anyway, you can set it up to get a modest (or greater) amount shipped each month and, as time flies these days, before you know it, you've got a good little stockpile going--some of which could come in very useful in trading for other items you might need. . . . Their food really is excellent stuff--nearly all of it non-gmo, organic, nutritious and tasty! :)