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Interactive Map Of Recent Food Riots And Price Hikes

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While the Fed refuses to extract its head from deep within the sand of ignorant hubris that only a career in Ivy League education can provide, the world continues to burn, in many places quite literally. For all those who are finding it hard to juggle all the rioting, and confuse their Cairos with their Calcuttas, below we present an interactive map disclosing all recent documented food price hikes, protests, and riots.

full map after the jump

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Wed, 01/26/2011 - 20:02 | 907765 Misean
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Guess this hasn't hit Detroit yet...

Wed, 01/26/2011 - 20:06 | 907773 Hephasteus
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Detroit is hedged with free rent in abandoned buildings.

Wed, 01/26/2011 - 20:12 | 907788 Misean
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You can't eat abandoned buildings.

Wed, 01/26/2011 - 20:18 | 907807 Dr. Porkchop
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True.. termites will beat you to it.

Wed, 01/26/2011 - 20:22 | 907824 almost_have_a_name
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You can eat termites, if your desperate.

Wed, 01/26/2011 - 20:23 | 907829 Misean
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Damn you Bear Grylls!

Wed, 01/26/2011 - 20:33 | 907845 Rahm
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Crunch.  Crunch. 


Tastes like chicken!

Wed, 01/26/2011 - 23:39 | 908405 Oh regional Indian
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Nice Avaatar picture LowP.

A smiley with a Bindi. ;-)


Thu, 01/27/2011 - 00:18 | 908482 StychoKiller
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Actually, that looks like a bullet hole to me.

Thu, 01/27/2011 - 01:57 | 908618 Oh regional Indian
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Stycho, somehow I doubt a bullet holed face would be smiling?



Thu, 01/27/2011 - 08:54 | 908838 TexasAggie
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Be careful, chocolate is rising, so get your chololate covered termintes while their hot.

Wed, 01/26/2011 - 20:31 | 907832 Haywood Jablowme
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Friend just got back from a week's stay in Detroit.  Apparently there's no bus / metro transport anymore.  Most of the buses were given to Chicago. 

Why?  Nobody riding the bus.  Why?  The bus riders are unemployed so everyone stays home or walks / rides a bike to get around. 

Perhaps we can do a "car-for-clunker bike" program with China.  We get all their old clunker bikes and just send our vehicles there.  Detroit will be the new Shanghai but without all the skyscrapers.  Before you know it, Motor City will have a K-TV on every corner.  Good franchise opportunity.  Now who's in?



Wed, 01/26/2011 - 22:10 | 908206 outamyeffinway
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A bit of an exaggeration about Detroit. I live just south of there. They've got a different kind of bus service running through the metro area. As far as down town I can't actually say. The people mover is still running. I refuse to go to Detroit proper. It's a fucking war zone except for basically one street where the stadium and theatres are. And there's not as many people walking as you'd think. Plenty are driving other people's cars around all day long. ees for fun.

DO NOT get lost in Detroit or you may never see your loved ones again. Take a GPS and a bazooka (or Hank). Roughly 20-25% of all homes in Detroit are uninhabited. Crack whore heaven! A bum's delight! Something like 7 out of 10 murders go unsolved. Jack the Ripper luvs him some strippas'!

Wed, 01/26/2011 - 22:35 | 908257 Dismal Scientist
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It was chosen for a reason

Wed, 01/26/2011 - 23:27 | 908380 Zyroh
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'Your move, creep!'

Thu, 01/27/2011 - 01:23 | 908570 Haywood Jablowme
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Thanks for the input.  I'm sure he was exaggerating a little however I'd have to agree with you regarding the downtown area.  He said the place was dead and referred to it as "ground zero."

One of his friends had gotten stabbed at a gas station as he was putting air in his tires.  Luckily he made it out ok and a squad car showed up.  When he asked the officer where in the hell the paramedics were the officer stated he'd probably get to the hospital faster if he went ahead and just drove there.  Go USSA!


Thu, 01/27/2011 - 10:37 | 909170 Hephasteus
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Learn to sew or keep duct tape and stapler for medical treatment. But pay obama all your money for health care.

Wed, 01/26/2011 - 20:40 | 907871 Lord Koos
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Hard to heat them too.

Wed, 01/26/2011 - 20:42 | 907878 Cheesy Bastard
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They will be on fire soon enough.

Wed, 01/26/2011 - 20:47 | 907897 Slow learner
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Long on aluminum base ball bats.

Wed, 01/26/2011 - 21:42 | 908121 PY-129-20
Wed, 01/26/2011 - 21:50 | 908144 WhackoWarner
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After all our opinons (on a full stomach of food ofour choice) get told. DOES ANYONE HERE have any awareness of the IMF? of the global aid/starvation agenda? of any of this? Make your silly comments. It is coming to you.

Wed, 01/26/2011 - 23:49 | 908419 Oh regional Indian
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Whacko, plenty of awareness around these parts, but it is a miniscule percentage of the population. The US, with it's hugely discredited public school system has purposely dumbed it's population down. 

You can literally chart the rise of rap with the rise of Crap. Crap everywhere. Between peoples ears too.

The tragedy is that it is by design.

Dumb sheeple are far easier to control. No one's fault. Media, main-stream, with limitless funny-money and a clear directive from social programmers, is a terrible tide to with-stand.


Wed, 01/26/2011 - 22:07 | 908199 WhackoWarner
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I read the comments here and it is just so unencouraging. The state of the American educational system is one of dumbing down,. Witness the comments.


There is no way to cure this total ignorance. And this is what  supposedly leads the "free world"? People who are so ignorant. No idea where it is on the map where anyone else exists? Let alone any understanding of any other culture; let alone any understanding of anything. And all ignorance by either criminal politicians or idiot religions;.


This country teaches their children nothing. They have no idea of where any other country is on the map; let aloine anyt understanding of any alternate culture. My way or the highway. JUST WATCH some USA TV and you will see the level of education they offer. They can't even speak English. And I am looking at the supposed English speaking people...."I axed hime to do this; I axed him to do that" These people who are leading the free world are ill-educated buffoons

Wed, 01/26/2011 - 23:12 | 908338 Misstrial
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At least 1M U.S. children are homeschooled or are privately educated at home (this would include my kids).

Subjects learned cannot be compared to a government school.

To wit: one year we lived in both Mexico and the U.S. traveling back & forth with our privately educated kids. Talk about an education they won't forget...

Further, one son began designing circuit boards at age 12.

Not all U.S. schoolchildren are ignorant.


Wed, 01/26/2011 - 23:55 | 908434 snowball777
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Okay kids...teachable moment: let's learn how to make...a bribe.

Thu, 01/27/2011 - 08:49 | 908825 Calmyourself
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Once the demonrats are done with this country in league with their NWO buddies that will  be a useful course..

Wed, 01/26/2011 - 23:54 | 908430 snowball777
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STFU. I'm an American, and I've got a wall-poster of the entire world from MSF whom I donate to regularly.

I'm guessing you're from one of those countries they have to write the names of off to the side because they're too damn small to write the name on directly.

You wanna slander an entire people? Fine.

We'll leave your ignorant asses for whomever we most likely saved you from in the 20th century, ungrateful twits.


Thu, 01/27/2011 - 03:47 | 908703 ColonelCooper
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Twats.....You said twits.....Just thought I'd fix that for ya.

Thu, 01/27/2011 - 15:03 | 910074 pods
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Well watching TV and making an assumption off of that is your first mistake.


JUST WATCH some USA TV and you will see the level of education they offer. They can't even speak English. And I am looking at the supposed English speaking people...."I axed hime to do this; I axed him to do that" 

Wed, 01/26/2011 - 20:06 | 907774 Rainman
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Without SNAPs I suspect the USA would see a lot of red doohickeys too.

Wed, 01/26/2011 - 23:29 | 908387 Zyroh
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since the teapartiers are writing legislation to make sure the bonds are paid off first, you'll see plenty of red doohickies soon enough.

Wed, 01/26/2011 - 20:07 | 907777 WhackoWarner
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But it will.

Wed, 01/26/2011 - 20:07 | 907778 hambone
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Sorry to kick it off on an off topic - but just got a better look at the CBO's #'s:

they expect tax revenues to increase from $2,228B in '11 to $3,090B in '13.  That is a 40% increase in tax revenue.  After tax revenue stalled out from '01 to '10 at $2T (high of $2.6T and low of $1.78 during all of '00's) they expect tax revenue to go $500B beyond any previous and they expect this will have no impact on nominal GDP of 5.1%. 

Fuckingcredible.  Who has the balls to put their name on this piece of trash?

Wed, 01/26/2011 - 20:12 | 907790 trav7777
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this is insane...they're expecting revenues to jump by 40% in the span of 2 years?  Did we invent coldfusion or something?

Wed, 01/26/2011 - 20:17 | 907801 scaleindependent
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Where you been?

It was invented in the University of Bologna a couple of days ago.

Wed, 01/26/2011 - 21:36 | 908096 dark pools of soros
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actually it was 'discovered' but then quickly misplaced

Wed, 01/26/2011 - 21:16 | 907825 hambone
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They also expect spending will only grow by 2% ($3708B to $3794B).  So, a net $862B pulled out in taxes from '11 to '13 and we have nominal 5% GDP. 

Ohhh, and interest paid on the public debt (esp. short rates) will jump to over $450B (currently paying $200B) another $250B out of the economy from '11 to '13. 

Ohh...ohh, and States and Muni's will be cutting back by another $100 to $200B?

So, net net, we'll remove $1.3T ('11 to '13) from the economy (just about 10% of the entire economy is pulled out of circulation) and we still grow by 5%!!!.  How fucking stupid are people to believe this shit!!! 

Fucktacular!!!  Whatever spook is reading ZH, give me my labotomy now...let's just get it done with so I can fit in with the rest of FuckMerica.

Wed, 01/26/2011 - 21:33 | 908088 hardcleareye
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I had to look myself and read the report, you were correct...

great bedtime reading

Wed, 01/26/2011 - 21:41 | 908113 hambone
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Where is the fucking backlash over something so incredibly stupid!!!  How can this be taken and reported as a "non-partisan" statement to guide our government???  Did anybody read the fucking thing???  Have we gone over the edge where anything can be said by authorities is taken at face value???

Folks - read the fucking report...we are crashing ---> I mean we are in free fall.  Explain how it is otherwise...Harry Wanger, any other dipshit apologist, please come along now and explain how it's all going be all right.

Cause I think we are a controlled inside job.

Wed, 01/26/2011 - 22:04 | 908189 KickIce
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Shaddup, I got chips, dip and Dancing With the Stars on the idiot box.

And Obama is going to make my house payment, my car payment and I have a purple unicorn coming in the mail.

Thu, 01/27/2011 - 01:11 | 908553 knukles
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And all I got was a fucking t-shirt from Tuscon.

Thu, 01/27/2011 - 05:46 | 908742 nmewn
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Thu, 01/27/2011 - 06:35 | 908752 Mentaliusanything
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I heard the Teleprompter Voice.

"We can out innovate, out educate and out produce any one on the Planet"

Yah you heard the man - But I was looking at the stars and could not figure which planet he was taking about.

But Uranus came close.

Wed, 01/26/2011 - 22:36 | 908264 A Nanny Moose
Thu, 01/27/2011 - 00:29 | 908499 snowball777
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okay, here's the situation...

we'll be killing off most of the people over 55 shortly, we can't afford to keep their dicks hard, hearts pumping, etc so they need to go.

college education will be federally financed at very modest interest rates, but neglecting to pay makes you immediately eligible for the draft for the war in <country with hungry brown people>.

some of that hangover inventory in the RE space will be removed by random fires from the riots, that will help even out demand.

the tax burden will be shifted from personal to corporate/hedgie income and financial fraud will become punishable by death. some of the more far-gone gamble-holics will do it anyway.

the wise will become much more conservative with their bullets.

Thu, 01/27/2011 - 00:30 | 908502 wretch
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Dude.  That's not how we win the future.  Now shut up and innovate!

Thu, 01/27/2011 - 01:09 | 908548 Theos
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Do you really think anyone actually reads anything anymore?

They cant set up a fucking TV, let alone read their utility bill. And you want them to understand the terms "outlay", and concepts like "percentage"?

Get with the times dude.


(im sorry, we're fucking fucked)


Thu, 01/27/2011 - 00:07 | 908461 Zyroh
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that's when they getcha'.  after you've finally submitted, when the fear leaves you and all you feel is the peace and love that big brother provides.  then BAM, one bullet, in the back of the head, just as soon as you weren't expecting it anymore.

Wed, 01/26/2011 - 20:14 | 907792 Rainman
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This is just the .gov version of mark-to-myth at work, courtesy of the nonpartisan CBO.

Wed, 01/26/2011 - 20:17 | 907802 chopper read
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...i didn't know the emperor had a 'prince albert' piercing. 

Wed, 01/26/2011 - 20:21 | 907817 TooBearish
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The CBO shit never added up, impossible to think we get out of this in the status quo

Wed, 01/26/2011 - 20:34 | 907850 scatterbrains
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or put another way how high is the Bernank targeting SPY to achieve these numbers ?


Wed, 01/26/2011 - 21:47 | 908136 lead salad
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Thanks for posting this.  You mind if I use it to enlighten others?

Wed, 01/26/2011 - 21:48 | 908140 pslater
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The first word in the CBO's name is 'Congressional'.  Nuff said...

Wed, 01/26/2011 - 20:10 | 907783 I am more equal...
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Israel will be blamed.  A big war is looking like the probable outcome from these events.  Davos Dumbasses are planning it now.  Party on .... if you don't think about it  - it will never ever happen. 

Wed, 01/26/2011 - 20:11 | 907785 the rookie cynic
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I doubt there's any place on planet where food is cheaper this year compared to last. If the Davos Dickweeds get another $100 trillion in "credit", plan on more riots and $10 for a loaf of bread. I chose to spend 5K on food storage earlier this year (a year of food for 10). I hope my family doesn't need it. I didn't make sense to me to buy PMs without buying food 1st so that's what I did. Also we're raising some chickens and planting fruit trees. Now have a bit of gold and silver. Next paycheck I'm going all in on NFLX.

Wed, 01/26/2011 - 20:19 | 907812 Dr. Porkchop
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For someone who gardens organically and saves seeds... the cost is probably pretty stable.

Wed, 01/26/2011 - 20:27 | 907836 WhackoWarner
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I am glad for you. What about the rest of the planet?

Wed, 01/26/2011 - 20:54 | 907927 RockyRacoon
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Send me their address and I'll send them some mater seeds.  I saved plenty from the 12 varieties I planted last year.

Wed, 01/26/2011 - 21:17 | 908009 nmewn
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We have either been run over by late buy side wheat traders or we have run out of land to build McDonalds on in order to get our daily recommended allowance of square fish on a bun...can't quite figger it out ;-)

Thu, 01/27/2011 - 09:09 | 908871 Calmyourself
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Your a real humanitarian Rocky..  The rest of the world can fend for themselves imo.

Wed, 01/26/2011 - 20:57 | 907931 CPL
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Ever hear of the story about the ant and grass hopper?


That's pretty much how it's going to go down.

Wed, 01/26/2011 - 21:02 | 907953 Cheesy Bastard
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Which version?  The one where the grasshopper learns his lesson and plays music for his food, or the one where he sues the ant for not hiring enough green bugs, has the ant arrested for hoarding while he goes hungry, and the ant loses his home because of legal fees and harassment, which quickly becomes a crack house.

Wed, 01/26/2011 - 21:09 | 907973 CPL
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I like it when the Crack house becomes a Crack home...but your version works as well

Wed, 01/26/2011 - 21:12 | 907984 Cheesy Bastard
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True.  A crack house is merely bricks and mortar and broken windows and feces on the floor.  A crack home is about people.  Emotionally dead, toothless, wasted zombie people.

Wed, 01/26/2011 - 22:12 | 908209 Mad Max
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Two of the better posts on ZH tonight.

Wed, 01/26/2011 - 23:57 | 908440 Oh regional Indian
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Wed, 01/26/2011 - 23:56 | 908437 Alienated Serf
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to those about to smoke crack, i salute you

Wed, 01/26/2011 - 21:03 | 907956 cougar_w
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Everyone living before 1950 were the ants. Everyone since 1950, grasshoppers.

The party is over. For everyone.

Thu, 01/27/2011 - 15:11 | 910110 pods
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Except for the ones who gave us the FED, SS, etc.


Wed, 01/26/2011 - 21:57 | 908163 infinity8
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open a book (or some other browsers) - then get off your ass!

i junked you.

Thu, 01/27/2011 - 00:04 | 908455 HoofHearted
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The rest of the planet better start figuring out where food comes from...and it ain't the grocery store.


I built a chicken coop in our small backyard. We get half a dozen eggs per day. We have a garden patch that will keep my family eating veggies for a good long while. And we're able to do sprouting on top of the fridge. (Almost any seeds will do.) It's easy, but it takes a little effort. You have to turn the TV off for a minute, or at least do this during commercials.

Thu, 01/27/2011 - 01:15 | 908561 Ima anal sphincter
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Good effort on your part. Problem is.....are you going to be able to feed the rest of the neighborhood? The ones who didn't plan, but will be desperate enough to take all you've got.

Wed, 01/26/2011 - 20:37 | 907860 Rahm
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Food for a year for 10.  Check.

Physical PM's.  Check.

All in on NFLX.  Priceless.

Wed, 01/26/2011 - 21:36 | 908095 darkaeye
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I read that as an attempt at humor.  Pretty good one too!

Made me laff out loud.

Wed, 01/26/2011 - 21:37 | 908102 thedrickster
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Barry went short NFLX, kill switch bitchez.

Wed, 01/26/2011 - 22:43 | 908276 A Nanny Moose
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Yeah...go ahead, take my ZH away. I will need to find a way to occupy those hours I would otherwise be spending here reading, and learning. That can't possibly end well.

Thu, 01/27/2011 - 11:57 | 909398 the rookie cynic
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Wed, 01/26/2011 - 20:12 | 907787 WhackoWarner
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What pray tell will the US of A do when the price of bread goes so sky high that food stamps; and WTF is the nation that is supposedly so rich on this planet doing with food stamps? Give everyone vouchers for McDonalds. Let's keep the peons in check and fee them on garbage.

Wed, 01/26/2011 - 20:15 | 907796 Mike2756
Wed, 01/26/2011 - 20:19 | 907813 WhackoWarner
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And what, pray tell,kind of idiot mentality thinks that supporting Monsanto or McDonalds is a viable option? Would you feed the next generation on this crap?

Wed, 01/26/2011 - 20:25 | 907833 WhackoWarner
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My tin foil hat is on. Methinks that planned food shortages and high prices on any thing that resembles food; real food; non-GMO on. If McDonalds does nbot take your token for crap and you dare to plant a non Monsanto out as helicopters will circle. And we have it right on schedule. Millions and millions will die.

Wed, 01/26/2011 - 20:30 | 907841 Cheesy Bastard
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Posted this pic earlier.  Appropriate here too.

Wed, 01/26/2011 - 21:12 | 907969 CPL
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It's not planned, it's just not being admitted to.

My own land has decreased it's yeild by about 30%.  Rain comes too late, too early, it's too cold at the wrong time.  That translates into 30% less food stuffs being made.  Global warming as a term I'm not that fond of.  Climate change is about right.


I live in Canada, as a kid I was lucky to not see snow on the ground at halloween.  I'm in my 40's now, we are lucky to have a white xmas now.

That snow btw serves as an aquafer for my land that I do a profit sharing piece with local farmers.  I front the capital, they supply the work and I get a nice cut.  However without that snow that I and my friends would make two/three story snow forts out of, the fields don't get enough water to force corn seed, soy, barley or wheat to germinate on time and properly.

The end product is stunted corn or worse, transvestite corn which fucks an entire field by cross pollenating itself.  If I'm making seed corn, that's a bad place to be in.  Reason it happens, the cycle of nature is disrupted and the plant forces an XYY situation which btw creates sterile plants and sterile seeds that produce fruit but the seeds can't reproduce.

Anycase...the situation is man made.  It's more of a point of TOO MANY people in a limited amount of space.

My guess is the governments of the world are lying because coming straight out and saying "stop fucking so much and reproducing" wouldn't have been taken any better than "guess what, there's nothing left to eat"

Wed, 01/26/2011 - 23:16 | 908359 Green Leader
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"Anycase...the situation is man made."

Chemtrails destroyed my plantains and other crops. Bats & birds, as well as bees & bumblebees have been decimated.

I am expecting global hunger & depopulation.

Thu, 01/27/2011 - 00:53 | 908524 CPL
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Plantains and banana's.  Holy shit you must be biting your toe nails now.


To those that don't understand how Plantain and banana plants work.  They are, like wheat, human engineered.  But unlike wheat, we bred them to the point that those little black dots you see in a banana used to be seeds.  Banana plants...pardon plantains in general are all tranvestite plants.  They exist because Green Leader (red Leader checking in...sorry star wars can't help it) extrudes cuttings from a "mother" plant and the survival rate actually decreases as you keep you that.

Banana and plantain are something all of us are lucky to eat.  Because the guessimate is as a spieces it'll be gone in around twenty years.


My suggestions to green leader, use that and charge 40 USD a pound.  Won't change the situation that plantains and banana will be gone, but you might as well put the screws to the world before hand.

Thu, 01/27/2011 - 07:36 | 908774 dynomutt
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The word you're looking for is "hermaphrodite".  A transvestite assumes the trappings of a gender that doesn't match their sex, a hermaphrodite has both sets of sex organs.

Thu, 01/27/2011 - 08:37 | 908811 Green Leader
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Plantains & bananas will be not fear. Cuba's the world's #1 exporter of disease resistant clones.

I am heading to the hills...

Wed, 01/26/2011 - 23:25 | 908376 The Navigator
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re Reproducing

If you are a govt, you want more "tax paying units" which is 1 reason why our southern border is wide open. Look at the demographics of Italy and Japan where their populations are set to drop by 25% in the next 30 years - disastrous for tax receipt and social security programs.

It's a race to the edge/end but I don't expect any govt to tell the truth or do right by their people.

Appreciate your info on your farming situation.

Thu, 01/27/2011 - 01:03 | 908538 CPL
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We have the same problem in Canada.  20 year old fuck tards with a B of A in nothing important, and lots of them living at home.


What we are seeing is a reversal of the let your child free born from the nuclear age and the return of a family unit.  All the governments have done is import labour to tax.  I don't think it should surprise anyone if I mentioned that I put up job posting for the guys that work the farms in March and get zero local replies for kids to throw hay for 14 an hour and work on a farm.  I end up hiring Mexicans in May to help out do crazy things like pick strawberries, throw hay, work crops and pick apples.  As a by-product the local farmers and myself speak fairly fluent spanish, french and almost speak english.  ;)

Something to think about if anyone is looking for work btw.  Canada has working Visa's for people that do farm labour.  It's hot, pay is only 14 an hour and you usually get room and board plus you'll end up in the best shape of your life.  The beer is cold, eggs are fresh and the steak is local/decent cuts before the rest of the cow is sent to city markets to feed people that don't grow food nor know what good meat tastes like. (yes we keep the best for ourselves). -plug plug-

The agency we use is ManPower to find guys to work farms and the postings go up in April.

Thu, 01/27/2011 - 01:51 | 908613 SilverRhino
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Not a bad idea if I ever decide to go Galt.

Thu, 01/27/2011 - 00:14 | 908474 Diogenes
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You sure should be happy this year. Snow on the ground since early December and 2 foot deep . With 2 more months of snow to come.

Thu, 01/27/2011 - 00:46 | 908519 CPL
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In eastern ontario we had plus 9 before Xmas and just after.  I now have zero garlic for next year because what would have been around 2 tonnes of garlic, or around 75k of net, 15k profit grew in December because the garlic bulbs thought it was april...

That's how nature works.  It doesn't look out the window.  A seed feels wet and temperature, then it starts that amazing chain reaction to build itself.  In my garlic's case, three day later it died because winter became winter again.

You want to see sad.  National Capital Region Tulip Festival.  Find one that wasn't transplanted.

Sad eh?


Thu, 01/27/2011 - 00:28 | 908498 essence
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"TOO MANY people in a limited amount of space."

Yes, That's a core problem. Only few are willing to accept it ... because most everyone loves kids and especially loves their own grandchildren. And they love growth.
Growth is good. Yummie yummie good. Can't have enough 'growth'.

What? spit on babies and apple pie and growth ... no politician will ever do that.

Never mind that growth MIGHT cause climate change.
Never mind that growth DOES cause
oil scarity
water scarity
topsoil depletion
rainforest destruction
ocean fisheries depletion
ozone holes
species extinction

... I could go on for about 50 more lines.


And so the ponzi goes on.
Sure it sinks into social consciousness that there's a 'problem' but few will allow them selves to connect the dots. Too many people consuming a finite amount of resources.

Some will say "well we just need some controls"... some 'carbon trading' or somesuch. The savy banksters quickly frontrun that and are WAY ahead of you to ensure they will get a commission on every crap you take.

Nothing will get solved, just some more  of your life's energy getting sucked out by them.


The salvation isn't attractive.
Basically it involves working harder, smarter, longer, consuming less and having fewer offspring.

Don't hold your breath waiting to hear that in a State of the Union speech.









Thu, 01/27/2011 - 00:42 | 908514 CPL
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I would agree.

20 years ago the Georgia guidestones appeared as a piece of blasphemy.  Now 500 million sounds about right along with the rest of it.

Thu, 01/27/2011 - 08:44 | 908818 Bitch Tits
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According to U.S. government statistics, the average number of people per household in the U.S. is 3.16. We are not even replicating ourselves, let alone over-populating further.

Thu, 01/27/2011 - 10:42 | 909178 johan404
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I think the core problem is infinite growth. Say the human population were to drop by 80%, there would be so much surplus energy from oil, coal, gas and nuclear that we'd grow back to 7 billion in no time because we're still using an infinite growth economic model. Using an infinite growth economic model and attempting to control population growth with 1 child policies and stuff like that won't work, it's like trying to cure a malignant melanoma with a hello kitty bandaid. The ROOT of the problem is that we're collectively still behaving like yeast; we find a finite but initially abundant energy source (fossil fuels) and grow out of control untill it's exhausted, then begins the die-off and we blame it on BS politics.

The solution, in my opinion, is to grow the fuck up and start using some sort of a resource based no-net-growth economic model, that relies mainly on local renewable resources, especially for critical things like food, water, heat, clothing and building materials.

Thu, 01/27/2011 - 06:53 | 908759 Mentaliusanything
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Bees and monsanto are not genetically compatible - so it seems

The rest I will let you understand as you starve

Wed, 01/26/2011 - 20:21 | 907822 Silversinner
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Let them eat cake

Wed, 01/26/2011 - 20:30 | 907840 WhackoWarner
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Many may indulge you but in fact you are an idiot.

Wed, 01/26/2011 - 20:40 | 907866 nmewn
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Ronald McDonald...tanned, rested & ready?

Wed, 01/26/2011 - 20:42 | 907877 WhackoWarner
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Do you have any understanding? Of course not. Any understanding of why it is that the rest of the world is just biting at the bit waiting for this ignorant American, use the world, idiocy, uneducated, self-delusional, vulture, self-entilted, elitist, poorly educated throng to fail. And way more than that; WHY is it your so-called democratic and free system condones such garbage.

More guns than good ideas; more prisoners in jail and look at your demogarphics on that Yet a guy who steals a loaf of bread in Texas can hang and all the idiots you elect in crooked elections walk free to rape and pillage another decade of all your collective lives...usa does not exist anymore.

Thu, 01/27/2011 - 08:47 | 908822 Bitch Tits
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Whacko, where you from? Sounds like you have a big problem with the melting pot of the world. Did it ever occur to you that we Americans are merely a reflection of the world at large?

See, that's a problem. We are ever ready to point the finger of blame, perhaps not realizing that when we do, four fingers point right back to ourselves.

Wed, 01/26/2011 - 20:32 | 907843 Bill Lumbergh
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Give 'em iPads, iPhones, and iPods to divert their attention from starvation?

Wed, 01/26/2011 - 20:43 | 907883 Rahm
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What does a touchscreen doused in marinade taste like?  What's the best way to cook a circuit board, baked or fried?

Wed, 01/26/2011 - 21:22 | 908037 Bill Lumbergh
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Mmm...breaded circuit board.

Wed, 01/26/2011 - 22:38 | 908269 MsCreant
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I love the smell of fried circuit board in the morning. Actually, this computer I am on is giving me enough troubles, I'd batter it for you. Tho I do think it is already fried. Does that matter?

Wed, 01/26/2011 - 23:35 | 908395 Hephasteus
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10 grains of rice for every farmvile buck.

Wed, 01/26/2011 - 20:16 | 907798 scaleindependent
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Wed, 01/26/2011 - 20:16 | 907800 CPL
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Suez power, phone, internet is shut down right now.  Appearently 4chan is reporting that the police has opened fire on rioters since they set fire to ...well...everything government related.


It'll be interesting to see the press tommorrow.

Wed, 01/26/2011 - 20:20 | 907816 Common_Cents22
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and now Barry Soeterro wants an internet shut off switch in the name of national security,  of course more for internal threats.  Curious timing, eh?

Wed, 01/26/2011 - 20:21 | 907823 CPL
Wed, 01/26/2011 - 20:46 | 907894 andybev01
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Thanks for the link.

These need to keep being forwarded to keep TPTB nervous.

I mean they can't track all of us down...right?

Wed, 01/26/2011 - 20:57 | 907934 WhackoWarner
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O but hey can....the age if complete shutdown at any instant is coming. Think you got free though? Enjoy it as you may be shut down on share. Do you really think that the money that bought all the media has  not cornered the ISP's or are getting close to capable of shutting down all free conversation?

Wed, 01/26/2011 - 20:59 | 907941 andybev01
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I knew the answer, I was just being snarky.

Wed, 01/26/2011 - 21:01 | 907949 WhackoWarner
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O but hey can....the age if complete shutdown at any instant is coming. Think you got free though? Enjoy it as you may be shut down on share. Do you really think that the money that bought all the media has  not cornered the ISP's or are getting close to capable of shutting down all free conversation?

Wed, 01/26/2011 - 22:56 | 908311 MsCreant
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Got goose bumps so hard they hurt.

Wed, 01/26/2011 - 20:24 | 907803 dryam
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No worries!  The Bernank has a plan.  The U.S. government has a technology, called a food stamp electronic swipe card maker, that allows it to produce as many cards as it wishes at no cost.  With that magic card everyone can go fill their grocery carts for free.

Wed, 01/26/2011 - 21:07 | 907965 Temporalist
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Thanks to JP Morgue that processes the SNAP cards...and makes more for every poor soul they can get their vampire talons into.

Wed, 01/26/2011 - 20:23 | 907808 Threeggg
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The Baltic Dry took a "NOSE-DIVE" today !

Down -4.5% in 24 hours

Lookin Shitty !

Wed, 01/26/2011 - 20:27 | 907834 CPL
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Go long oil!!!!!


With the Suez crippled, prices are going to go fucking balistic.

Wed, 01/26/2011 - 21:00 | 907944 Id fight Gandhi
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Nobody seems to care. It was 4500 less than a year ago. All time highs were 11000ish. All time low 600s.

Thu, 01/27/2011 - 07:14 | 908761 Mentaliusanything
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You had better start caring. Look how commodities tracked it before QE1. NOW there is a disconnect that is not explained by "new Ships" nor the scrap rates of old ships. the BDI has a story to tell and its not pretty. 

It is the movement of bulk goods and you cannot seasonally adjust the crap out of it.

In 1929 there was so much margin money chasing a fixed amount of stock that the valuation became "distorted" ie RCA. In The year of 2011 you have digitally printed money chasing the same limited amount of stocks and an Apple a day won't keep it's shine forever. I beg of you beware because when the QE ride comes to the end you are going to see a hangover of biblical proportions - You can take that to the Bank  

Wed, 01/26/2011 - 20:19 | 907810 Cleanclog
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And, Thailand having some protests again, Bosnia has formenting nationalism, and same Russia. But everything is rosy and optimistic in the USA.  Cuz we have POMO! And we're gonna keep having it.

Wed, 01/26/2011 - 21:17 | 908007 PY-129-20
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Not only in the United States. Here in Germany all is wunderbar. Official unemployment data, well you probably heard that before, is faked. The actual number of unemployed people is around 6 million, while in the "sunshine and gloria media corp." it recently hit the lowest level since 1991 (2,93 mio). And you get your "Everything is fine.Everything is great!" dosage every day of the week - economists are happy, managers are celebrating new records, the DAX is climbing and climbing - we even had a birth boom (higher than 2009, lower than 2008,2007,2006 /with one of the lowest birth rates in Europe)...but nearly everyone else knows that this is cheap propaganda.

Thu, 01/27/2011 - 00:00 | 908450 Mad Max
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Sounds like Rammstein's "Amerika".

Wed, 01/26/2011 - 20:21 | 907819 CPL
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Bodies are piling up.  Tweets are coming through from cell phones

Wed, 01/26/2011 - 20:23 | 907821 Goldenballs
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Maybe the thinking is if you can,t afford food you won,t have the energy to protest against the system and if you can,t afford the juice you won,t be able to travel to a protest.This all boils down to the investment bank mafia buying up every commodity and screwing the price,wonder what items are on the hit list for the future in Davos.Capitalism is consuming itself,the fools haven,t the sense to realise they are destroying the system through their own greed. Am sticking a couple of tins of Baked Beans on Ebay later if any ones interested,payment in physical Silver please.

Buy a Silver Coin,take down a Bank its your Patriotic Duty Today..........(:


Wed, 01/26/2011 - 21:09 | 907974 WhackoWarner
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thank you sir. you have a brain, Most of the mindless twits here deserve to sink.

Wed, 01/26/2011 - 22:00 | 908170 Blano
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I had extra cash left in my budget, so I bought 3 more myself.  Woo hoo!!

Wed, 01/26/2011 - 20:29 | 907838 spongeBOB
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Alot of these riots/protests are started by leftists, coumunists and Islamists taking advantage of the mood in many of those countries. In those countries with high poverty and large population like Egypt the food riotes are expected but others like Lebanon or Jordan the protest has more of a political tone granted some of it is about gas/energy prices.

Wed, 01/26/2011 - 20:34 | 907852 Flapjackmaka
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when do the riots start here? Next year I bet.

Wed, 01/26/2011 - 20:42 | 907880 CPL
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This year...around Oct I'm guessing, right after farm land North America can't cover the fact it's been two years of grain reserves being sold under people's noses without a backout plan or an idea of how to feed people.

Although it's nice to know that there is a Request for information from Homeland Security out there to make requests blankets, bodybags and MRE's for roughly 140 million people.

Americans better start becoming very afraid of their government quickly.

Wed, 01/26/2011 - 20:59 | 907942 AmCockerSpaniel
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It's for hurricanes

Wed, 01/26/2011 - 21:22 | 908041 CPL
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In January?

Wed, 01/26/2011 - 21:02 | 907951 Arkadaba
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Hey CPL, I remember from previous posts that you are living in Canada (yes we disagree on a lot of issues but ....) A few weeks ago I tried to find some info on the Canadian government's food reserve (if it exists) but didn't find anything substantive. Does the Canadian government have a policy and, if so, would appreciate links. Thanks

Wed, 01/26/2011 - 21:19 | 908020 CPL
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Disagreements happen, that's life, but on food it's pretty easy to avoid politics on the subject.

To be honest, Canuck food reserves are a little hinkey much like the Canadian governments ability to mention if pensions are capitalized.  Everything has been a little weird since 9/11 and the freedom to information act hass changed that I'm not surprised that you found fuck all. 

If what we all do as farmers/land owners locally, we sell everything to China.  And by everything, I mean, EVERYTHING.  China pays in silver and they send their rail cars out.  From other guys I've talked to in conferences, it's all across Canada.

If we were hit with a supply failure in Canada, Toronto would be on fire in a day. Speaking of failure...tampons aren't being made, someone figured it out and now they are selling tampons on eBay for 40 bucks a box.  It isn't just prepared for a lack of everything.


Wed, 01/26/2011 - 21:53 | 908151 CPL
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the incredible shrinking package.  They just got flour two weeks ago in Canada.  10 kilo bag of flour is now the amazing 8 kilo bag.

Wed, 01/26/2011 - 21:53 | 908152 CPL
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the incredible shrinking package.  They just got flour two weeks ago in Canada.  10 kilo bag of flour is now the amazing 8 kilo bag.

Wed, 01/26/2011 - 21:33 | 908087 WhackoWarner
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I disagree. Canada still as enough of rural pop. We will not starve, but you guys in TO will

Wed, 01/26/2011 - 21:48 | 908142 CPL
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I'm not in TO.  I'm in the sticks.  Out of all the Canuck cities that will survive.  I know of only three.  Moncton, St Johns and Charlettetown.  The Atlantic region with be fine...except for Halifax, that dirty, little shit hole, pile of bricks can burn to the ground.  Snotty as Ottawa with people that don't understand the concept of "work".  My company did one engineering contract there, and that was the last time ever.

Wed, 01/26/2011 - 21:26 | 908061 WhackoWarner
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Canada still has an ability to grow crops. We have a population 1/10 the size of US of A. and tons more land and water...we are   a takeover but kiss us gently and tell us you love me target of the IMF schedule. We have not fucked up our total countru yet. BUt give us a chance....the Premier of BC and primary broadaster of our media were in attendance at Bilderberg last June. We will be taken down. just that we have too many natural. unpolluted resources at this time....Hold on the Yankees and corps are coming.

Wed, 01/26/2011 - 21:45 | 908130 CPL
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Canada as a country is tricky.  150 years ago we made the decision to build everything along the Canuck/US border.  Inorder to develop further into Canada major infrastructure changes have to happen.  And by MAJOR I mean it.  We already have blackouts/brownouts twice a week in my neck of the woods.  Let me put it this way, my clock is wind up now.  And I don't bother setting the digital clocks anymore and I'm 80 km from Ottawa, the capital.


If you walk around the capital of Canada you will notice that there are unmarked truck trailers all over the place.  Those aren't spy wagons, they are power generators to keep the buildings working.  This coming from a place with a HUGE surplus of energy which we sell to NY state.  We don't have enough power to keep our own lights on.

That's why I'm skeptical that the Canadian government has any plans on emergency contingencies.  So far the media here is "GaWd wE R so Awesum cuz we have BanKz and we R CanAdiAN!", hokey, fluffy bullshit.  Zero discussion on the doubling of interest rates.  Zero discussion of massive drops in crop yields from 2010-09-08-07-06...etc.  Anytime we as land owners and farmers bring up the point as a group, Agriculture Canada official line is "that's nice, we'll look into it".  Anytime a farmer is on TV in Canada, it's some dumb fuck dairy farmer crying foul about the milk quota funded by the taxpayer (if you run a farm, cows don't make money, they cost money, a 1 litre bag of milk should cost around 17 dollars working in a 5% profit)

We're hosed buddy.  Canada can't help it's self to the usual MO of falling on a cock to make somebody else get a head. (ha! bad pun)

Wed, 01/26/2011 - 22:46 | 908282 Arkadaba
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Well actually ... I don't think that "Canada" made such a decision to build everything along the US/Canuck border 150 years ago. Upper and Lower Canada existed before that and I think that the plethora of cities and towns on the border, at least in the maritimes and central Canada, was due to market conditions, namely, in the day, the predominant trade route was via the St. Lawrence and great lakes. Same as in the USA.


Thu, 01/27/2011 - 00:29 | 908501 CPL
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And that was the decision.  Geography was part of that decision to serve business requirements.  Closer to markets.  Closer to family.  To be blunt, I could throw a rock over the river where I live I find first and second cousins in Ogdensburg.  With the border crap going on now, it is pretty fuzzy.  As a drunk teenager I enjoyed many evenings under the table wishing I had never met Bud and his friend Jack.  Along with blood cousins that would travel from a far off country 15 minutes over a bridge and wish they never met Jack and Bud's ugly twin brothers, Rye and Blue.  Somehow it would all be soothed with their friendly female cousin...Maryjane in the morning and a big greasy breakfast.


As mentioned, Canada is resource rich, but planning to attempt to reach those resources were pretty much nerfed as soon as 95% of the population decided to live a 1000 km away from them.  To develop it now...well, let's just say it would be easier getting tooth paste back into the tube than fund a road to nowhere.  This is no longer about the will to build something, it's really about developing something can plan on.

The field of dreams idea of "build it and they will come" is fine and all.  But really to what end?  Build another fort in the middle of nowhere and hope fruit is borne?


Best to let it collapse nicely as it appearent the powers that be have planned and see where things are after that.

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