World Bank President Zoellick Says Surging Food Prices Have Pushed 44 Million People Into Extreme Poverty

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Tue, 02/15/2011 - 14:42 | 964125 hedgeless_horseman
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It is articles like this that make me love my land and cattle that much more.  Thank you, God.  Maybe I will take a little horseback ride with my bride this afternoon, it is 72 degrees, and if I am lucky we might even dismount and roll around in the fertile soil under the pecan trees.

Cue the foolish rants about evil farmers and ranchers raising prices; pay no attention to the Chairman behind the curtain.

Sell your PCLN and NFLX, buy land and livestock.

Tue, 02/15/2011 - 14:43 | 964222 High Plains Drifter
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Since we don't really own anything in this country anymore , because we are slaves,  I was just curious what type of pressure have you gotten over the years to conform?  Such as in reguards to your cattle, and your crops and your water, etc.

Tue, 02/15/2011 - 14:56 | 964287 President Palin
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Since we don't really own anything in this country anymore , because we are slaves ...


not true.  we own ipads.

Tue, 02/15/2011 - 16:37 | 964346 hedgeless_horseman
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We have heritage breeds, pasture, and crops that don't require irrigation or petroleum-derived fertilizer.

Tue, 02/15/2011 - 15:44 | 964360 slewie the pi-rat
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and you rent crotchpads, sarah, and pull a lotta s'port, with that well-designed train, too, you cunt!

lQQk---stewie's up and chit chatting widda widderz and bears:

The Golden Tripod & The Crisis
By: Stewart Thomson



Tue, 02/15/2011 - 15:33 | 964461 knukles
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We Love the new disposable iPads!

Tue, 02/15/2011 - 16:40 | 964758 Missing_Link
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Exactly!  So I can play FarmVille on my iPad and grow all the crops I need!

Wed, 02/16/2011 - 12:02 | 966770 h3m1ngw4y
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lol so funny


your ipads own you

Tue, 02/15/2011 - 15:17 | 964389 superman07
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Of course, Doesnt it seem odd that there are so many local and federal initatives to kill small local farms and food providers.

When control via the fiat ponzi collapses the next tool will be control via food and infrustructure. Smart Grid my ass. Protest all you like, we will starve you of food, water, and power.

"Send me your tired, poor, etc." except they will be american citizens.

Tue, 02/15/2011 - 14:51 | 964235 slewie the pi-rat
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i;m sure no one could beet yer meat, sir.

this is, just possible the same Workd WWBank.con that the cyan-eyed Wolf-0-Witch "C-hair-satan'd", or are ther 2 or 3, and you know it, but i don't?

well, that means this MUST be right, and not justa sheeple-scaring tactic, so "farmer's" can display their magnetic ignorance.  LQQK at the krauts, nuking their OWN double-lindy food etf, just possibly b/c they came, somehow, to see what it might be doing for the  PUT THE FOOD COMMODITIES ON CASH  NOW!!!

how d'ya like THAT idea?  HUH?

oh yeah, fuk you and the whore you rode in from, asswipe...



Tue, 02/15/2011 - 14:51 | 964258 MayIMommaDogFac...
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Jared?  They let you post from prison?

Tue, 02/15/2011 - 16:16 | 964325 slewie the pi-rat
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EVEn in the Q, they let the boyz on Death Row have computurds.  love the halo! peace.

lol--5 junquez 4 playing tag w/my favorite foil, and straight man, the HH,  thnx again, mr bones.  now IS the best time to sell those two stox, but maybe we should focus, fuk-ass on other things than real estate and cattle, which take a lot of money and TIME to figure out 4 folks who haven't gone there, b4.  I would say sell everything that isn't REAL. get to cash and PMs, and then start shopping for yer very own personal shangri-la.  O-Key Do-Key? 

since there are so many peeps on this site that don't have yer pot 2 piss in, and world-wide, too, i'll stand with them, with yer permission, of course! while you cantinue to hang w/ the Keating 5, or whatever # it is now, if you don't mind tooo00oO much.

what is the "problem" rich people on this site working to get the food com's on cash in full to open?  please respond cogently, those of you who may be cape-able of such prose/pro's. 

hmmm, mathbee that's why i "like to" piss on yer head. 

oh, btw, i don't sell advice or "really good info"  b/c i'm an 'expert'.  i give it away, absolutely free, b/c iyam an arch-idiot. PLEASE chech this out.  PLEASE:

Bob Dylan - Idiot Wind lyrics

if ya don't like it here, go play in an udder sandbox wida bo-tox crowd.

and get fuked in the ass on the way!

Tue, 02/15/2011 - 15:00 | 964316 LFMayor
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I say some stupid shit from time to time, but at least most of it is on purpose. 

That being said... who is this fucking idiot?

Tue, 02/15/2011 - 15:03 | 964331 Judge Judy Scheinlok
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Tue, 02/15/2011 - 15:05 | 964341 slewie the pi-rat
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after 40 years lol-crawling thru the desert, we don't like sand any more?

Tue, 02/15/2011 - 15:04 | 964333 slewie the pi-rat
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which one, meyer?

Tue, 02/15/2011 - 15:00 | 964301 slewie the pi-rat
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i also dizagree w/yer "financial advice" to otherz.

you gatta nice ranch, and a 72 year-old bride, i'm envoy0ist, of course.

here's slewie's ad-vice:  sell EVErYTHING that isn't real, pay the taxes, if you must, and get to ground with CASH and PM's, NOW.

but maybe you LIKE black-bottomed pie.


Tue, 02/15/2011 - 15:08 | 964356 SilverIsKing
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Do you know his bride?  Just wondering how you knew that she's 72 yrs old.

Tue, 02/15/2011 - 15:12 | 964376 slewie the pi-rat
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i'm psy-sic.

Tue, 02/15/2011 - 14:23 | 964129 nope-1004
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And Benocide says "these talks of inflation are very much overstated".

What a liar.


Tue, 02/15/2011 - 14:30 | 964159 CPL
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What should cause you to think is government think tanks and agencies are famous for understating problems and over stating anthills.

My guess is the number is closer to a half billion instead of 44 million.

Tue, 02/15/2011 - 15:05 | 964337 yabyum
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There is close to that on food stamps in the US! The food banks that used to get food and cash from a lot of folks are now doling it out to those same people. We are a value meal and reruns of dancing with the shitheads away from riots in the streets.

Wed, 02/16/2011 - 02:33 | 965980 phil silver
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Benny should get himself a job at Burger King:

Telling Big Whoppers

Oop!, I mean

Selling Big Whoppers.

Tue, 02/15/2011 - 14:24 | 964131 Sizzurp
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Keep talking gold stadard Zoellick.  Stay on message.

Tue, 02/15/2011 - 15:51 | 964524 whatsinaname
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Honestly, I fear looking at the gold historic chart ( I get a feeling that if the gold standard comes back gold itself could take a beating because today's interest rates are phony to say the least. I prefer it when they blow bubbles with fiat money. That makes gold very very bubbly too..

Tue, 02/15/2011 - 14:25 | 964139 JW n FL
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***** "has forced 44 million people to enter "extreme poverty"... " *****


Has cause 44 Million People to Plant a Garden...





Tue, 02/15/2011 - 16:20 | 964643 slewie the pi-rat
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lol.  nothing like being forced to plant or get planted!  nice. 

Tue, 02/15/2011 - 14:26 | 964149 Zeroexperience2010
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Oil might follow cotton:

Egypt's oil and gas pipelines at a standstill


Tue, 02/15/2011 - 14:34 | 964177 CPL
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It hasn't been doing anything since the union walked off the job last week and the US decided to protect it's interests with puddle pirates and marines.  Still trying to figure out what the US thought it would accomplish with that.

Apperently running a boat and shooting people is the same as professional docker workers that makes sure oil cargo vessels don't blow up when getting filled up.

Oh well, accident waiting to happen, can't wait to read about it on page three.

Tue, 02/15/2011 - 14:27 | 964150 topcallingtroll
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SO what would it cost to provide food security for 44 million? Maybe the third world could defer a few fighter jet purchases or prevent the local dictator from stealing more than his alloted amount of gdp. Of course for free food the birth control has to be mandatory or we are just wasting our time.

Tue, 02/15/2011 - 14:47 | 964249 MonsterZero
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"Of course for free food the birth control has to be mandatory or we are just wasting our time."


That's the damn truth of it right there.  Sorry to say if you can't live in a place where you can grow food to support yourself you should move... oh you can't move because there is no where to go not already crowded?   Goodbye.

Tue, 02/15/2011 - 16:26 | 964675 slewie the pi-rat
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i like people who grow food 4 themselves and others.  and everyone who can't do it now should move, immediately or not sooner, and don't forget to take the year's supply in yer pantry with you when doing so!  there are gardens all over the city, here.  even the fabulous furry freak bros. had a garden, on a roof, with one rule:  clothing optional!

Tue, 02/15/2011 - 16:41 | 964761 Zedge Hero
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Monster Zero-I think you need a little Sam Kinison to calm you down around here.

Tue, 02/15/2011 - 16:58 | 964831 I only kill chi...
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Plenty of places left, my country neighborhood isn't prepared,

but I am, we've got plenty of land to use for food growing,

plenty of cows pastured next door. Plus they're all rednecks

armed to the teeth.

Tue, 02/15/2011 - 14:27 | 964152 jus_lite_reading
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One does not need to have a PhD to see where this is going...

Zerohedge accordingly..

Tue, 02/15/2011 - 14:34 | 964180 gwar5
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I love American Thinker. Great site. Good article.

Tue, 02/15/2011 - 15:38 | 964476 Judge Judy Scheinlok
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Tue, 02/15/2011 - 16:29 | 964691 slewie the pi-rat
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xlnt!  some cunt-puppetz get re-habbed b4 otherz!

Tue, 02/15/2011 - 14:28 | 964153 Panafrican Funk...
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Theories on the latest commodity futures price pullback?

Tue, 02/15/2011 - 14:31 | 964164 Panafrican Funk...
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Specifically, the grains selloff?  Very wierd/highly coordinated/probably manipulated.

Tue, 02/15/2011 - 14:47 | 964240 CPL
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ETF's are removing themselves on the fact the price range the food stuffs are climbing cannot be insured or leveraged with the capital in the system without getting one massive humdinger of a bill at the end of it all.  The risk has nothing to do with good will, or a sudden boom in food stuffs.  It has to do with risk.  The commodities board isn't reflecting the reality of twelve of 16 world bread baskets going tits up, it's reflecting derivatives and the cost of leveraging credit or capital.

Same thing happened with ZSL, an Oil ETF, prices swooped around so much that all it did was cost a fortune because of leveraged decay built into any leveraged ETF.  Three years ago ZSL was a couple hundred bucks, after leverage decay, price resets, market doing insane adjustments.  It was Oil ETF's that got it between the eyes.  Now it's Oil and Anything that grows/Food ETF's.

And yes, of course the powers that be will attempt to manipulate the cost of food, but as the delivery end of food stuffs for just seed.  I'm not changing my price and I don't see anyone else doing it either.  Farming in North America has gone from hobby/lifestyle choice back into a career.  If people want to eat, including hedge fund managers and ETF underwriters.  That's the price that is going to get paid because breaking even sucks a bag of dicks.  

Tue, 02/15/2011 - 14:31 | 964162 Atomizer
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A certain firm will be happy.

JPMorgan Is Making Big Profits From Food Stamps!

Tue, 02/15/2011 - 16:37 | 964739 slewie the pi-rat
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jealous?  this is pretty old news, but accurate. too bad we just didn't go with negative income tax idea, 45 years, ago, eh?  it brobably woulda put lordy knows how many goobermint yo-y0's outa "business"!  why do we need blue stamps when the green stamps work so well, FOR CERTAIN THINGS???

why don't you offer to run the system yourself, with your computerz, for 2-3 cents on yer doll-aire?  or LESS?  go ahead, make everybody's day!

Tue, 02/15/2011 - 14:31 | 964166 Hollow_Point
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All that food talk has CMG sliding. Can the PDs fix this in time?

Tue, 02/15/2011 - 14:32 | 964169 gwar5
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Only extreme poverty? Global Benocide not working... must. print. more.

Tue, 02/15/2011 - 14:34 | 964178 lynnybee
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someday these people will be gone.   the parasite has killed the host.   someday the WORLD BANK, I.M.F., & the FEDERAL RESERVE BANK will be gone.   & we'll go back to being agricultural here in this country.   That is what happens in 30 years of MALINVESTMENTS into PAPER.    Jim Rogers says that in 20 years it will be the farmers who will be driving the expensive sportcars.    30 YEARS OF MALINVESTMENTS / BANKERS START LOOKING FOR NEW JOBS ......


Tue, 02/15/2011 - 15:00 | 964310 velobabe
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i am with you granny! i want to drive the tractor, i just do not have a green tumb.

D I E T, bitch†

Tue, 02/15/2011 - 16:41 | 964765 slewie the pi-rat
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hey, linny, why don't YOU stop eating while yer waitin for this 2 happen?  we could use the space.

Tue, 02/15/2011 - 14:35 | 964181 midtowng
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Wait a second. I thought that if someone fails and gets poor then they have no one to blame but themselves. Therefore, why should we care, right?

Tue, 02/15/2011 - 16:45 | 964771 slewie the pi-rat
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i prefer to drive over em in my HUMMER, personally, but for all you success stories out there out there, any old suv wll work almost as well.

damn! there i go, preachin the choir, again. peace.

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