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truedelphi Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jun-08-08 11:41 PM
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46. But with farming, the land is more than a commodity - it is a living entity
Treat it right and it will probably produce for you, if the weather isn't too hot or too cold.

But screw around with the land for insane amounts of profit, and a half dozen years from now we might find our nation's farmlands to be one big DustBowl.
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  -Hedge Funds Buying up Land, Fertilizer, Shipping Equipment and Grain Elevators!!! OregonBlue  Jun-08-08 10:35 AM   #0 
  - A bunch of damn parasites.  yourout   Jun-08-08 10:38 AM   #1 
  - Much worse than that. This is a plan to control the world food supply and  OregonBlue   Jun-08-08 10:40 AM   #2 
  - The republicons have put the US in deep, dee hock to 'godless red commie China'  SpiralHawk   Jun-08-08 10:57 AM   #6 
  - One day we will not be able to afford food or fuel. Hedge fund scum.  sarcasmo   Jun-08-08 01:38 PM   #30 
  - No. It's called "fascism". It can't happen here, though. Right? nt  sicksicksick_N_tired   Jun-08-08 11:54 PM   #48 
  - Don't worry, that's just the invisible hand performing its magic for the good of all.  Lasher   Jun-08-08 10:41 AM   #3 
  - Forgive me, I don't think I understand your important post. n/t  bluesmail   Jun-08-08 03:10 PM   #39 
     - The "Invisible Hand of the Market" - that all-knowing force (farce?) that  stubtoe   Jun-08-08 07:59 PM   #44 
  - They're waddling around with their heads up their asses  Warpy   Jun-08-08 10:47 AM   #4 
  - Unfortunately, they are buying up the small farms all over Africa and Latin America.  OregonBlue   Jun-08-08 10:55 AM   #5 
     - The populations of those countries should get their pitchforks and guilottines and riot  conspirator   Jun-08-08 11:19 AM   #11 
     - Gee, I wonder where our military will go next....  brokensymmetry   Jun-08-08 02:04 PM   #35 
  - if that doesn't tell you we are in crisis, nothing will  ensho   Jun-08-08 10:57 AM   #7 
  - Already got mine here at home.  knitter4democracy   Jun-08-08 12:32 PM   #22 
  - c'mon, u think the dems in congress are gonna bite the hands tht feed them??????? nt  msongs   Jun-08-08 11:00 AM   #8 
  - Didn't they just pass a farm bill. Bet there were NO CURBS on this. Look what they let  OregonBlue   Jun-08-08 11:05 AM   #9 
  - hedge funds are the mouth through which capitalism is devouring  leftofthedial   Jun-08-08 11:12 AM   #10 
  - Those hedge fund managers might want to remember what happened to the  OregonBlue   Jun-08-08 11:51 AM   #12 
  - So dick and bush itler are hedge fund managers?  lonestarnot   Jun-08-08 11:54 AM   #13 
  - Huh?  OregonBlue   Jun-08-08 11:55 AM   #14 
        - From what I'm reading and discussions here, it's the hedge fund speculators that  OregonBlue   Jun-08-08 12:14 PM   #17 
           - And how 'bout that war in Iraq?  lonestarnot   Jun-08-08 12:28 PM   #19 
           - Yes, the war has disrupted regular oil business and speculators have taken  OregonBlue   Jun-08-08 01:06 PM   #26 
           - That's silly. They don't all work for the same corporation  anigbrowl   Jun-08-08 01:38 PM   #31 
  - Keep Your Eye On This...The Next "bubble"  KharmaTrain   Jun-08-08 12:04 PM   #16 
  - Yes and according to the article, they are no longer content to reap the huge profits from  OregonBlue   Jun-08-08 12:19 PM   #18 
  - Sucking us fucking drier than a pile of 1000 year old bones.  lonestarnot   Jun-08-08 12:30 PM   #20 
  - I Keep Hearing Those Sirens, Too  KharmaTrain   Jun-08-08 12:46 PM   #23 
  - You are sooooooooooo optimistic.  lonestarnot   Jun-08-08 12:55 PM   #24 
  - If you read the whole article, they are buying up small farms all over  OregonBlue   Jun-08-08 01:13 PM   #27 
  - But with farming, the land is more than a commodity - it is a living entity  truedelphi   Jun-08-08 11:41 PM   #46 
  - Trying to Bankrupt this Country on purpose, IMHO of course.  sarcasmo   Jun-08-08 01:40 PM   #32 
     - Trying?  lonestarnot   Jun-08-08 01:47 PM   #33 
        - What was the National Debt when slick willie left office.  sarcasmo   Jun-08-08 01:56 PM   #34 
  - a good many farms are being flooded at the moment  ensho   Jun-09-08 11:52 AM   #53 
  - Buy local as much as you can, then.  knitter4democracy   Jun-08-08 12:31 PM   #21 
  - Kinda hard to do when local authorities have outlawed  SimpleTrend   Jun-08-08 01:04 PM   #25 
     - This is what Americans don't get, yet, and won't get until it's too late.  greyhound1966   Jun-08-08 02:22 PM   #36 
     - Where's that? Not here in Michigan.  knitter4democracy   Jun-08-08 03:25 PM   #40 
        - We had that, too, in a non-incorporated town,  SimpleTrend   Jun-08-08 04:24 PM   #42 
           - Wow. That's awful!!  knitter4democracy   Jun-09-08 02:34 PM   #54 
  - It's time to contact Congress.....  Tippy   Jun-08-08 01:26 PM   #28 
  - I contacted Al Franken's campaign. Norm Coleman is the Repuke head of the  OregonBlue   Jun-08-08 02:24 PM   #37 
  - Logical next step.  bluesmail   Jun-08-08 03:03 PM   #38 
  - This sent a chill down my back.  Bellator   Jun-08-08 03:30 PM   #41 
  - And people think Obama-a current member of Congress-is gonna help them in '09.  TheGoldenRule   Jun-08-08 04:35 PM   #43 
  - Grow your own  SpiralHawk   Jun-08-08 08:13 PM   #45 
  - As much as you can....  WCGreen   Jun-08-08 11:46 PM   #47 
  - Same reptiles that brought us the Mortgage Crisis as well. n/t  BushDespiser12   Jun-09-08 12:56 AM   #49 
  - it's the end of the world.  BigBearJohn   Jun-09-08 01:51 AM   #50 
  - Chelsea Clinton and her finacee make their millions working as hedge fund traders.  Divernan   Jun-09-08 07:29 AM   #51 
  - sssshhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh  BigDaddy44   Jun-09-08 07:42 AM   #52 
  - Unfortunately, the global working class is too divided and too weak to take these parasites on  entanglement   Jun-09-08 04:21 PM   #55 

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