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Old 07-06-2014, 07:31 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Where does food come from?

Yes, let me ask, Where does food come from? I hear nonsense.

Around here most farmers (who are nearly all Conservative) have at least one truck that has a diesel. Most are asked to pull their rated GRVW much of the time. Almost never see them in their big trucks unless they have a job to do. Yes many make lots of money or sometimes lose large amounts of money, no crime in that. They have millions of dollars of investment. Most have no use for something that isn't needed, (example smoke) a hallmark of being conservative.

Some trucks like this are inevitably sold in cities and suburbs. Havens for Progressive democrats. If you are in or near an urban area I would suggest that you smell your own armpits for political comrades. I went to the dentist once and the dental assistant was driving such a truck. Chrome dual shocks, jacked up a mile high. Not a spec of dirt.

About my only point of agreement is that you don't need a truck that makes oodles of smoke.

We all contribute to the mess to one degree or another, kind of the definition of being an ecomodder.

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Old 07-06-2014, 07:35 PM   #2 (permalink)
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OP asked where food comes from then goes on about trucks. OK.
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It's funny living in the breadbasket--I drive past miles and miles of corn and soybean fields, where much of our "food" comes from, and none of it is edible without extensive processing.

I'm with Frank on not seeing the connection with the rant about trucks. When it comes down to it, our food comes from lots of sun, some water, and a fair amount of petroleum in planting, harvesting, transport, fertilization and pesticide/herbicide application. Sunlight is free, water isn't likely to be a problem in the long term here (based on current climate models), but the reliance on petroleum is a little unnerving.
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Varn, you dont remember the George Bush truck tax break if the truck is over 5 tons? Some called it the hummer incentive. Never mind farmers, I know guys who ran strip clubs and sign shops who owned a big truck for no reason.
 
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Q: Where does FOOD come from?

A: the SUN.
I've never seen "the SUN" plant my garden for me. I have seen so much sun in recent summer months that I could hardly keep up with the irrigation.

The sunshine is free. But too much of a good thing can actually be detrimental, and sometimes it is. Regardless, when soil becomes dry, watering it costs money.

I'm waiting for the day when the gov't imposes a tax based upon on the days when the sun shines. Or they tax us for the air we breath. After all, the EPA does protect us from our environment, doesn't it? And therefore, they're imposing a service upon us that should be taxable, right?

If they could, they WOULD. Yes, they would.

I'm sorry I mentioned it. Give this idea another year or two and some busybody legislator will have picked up on it and will make it mandatory...

We know how many hours of sun your property got (thanks to Google for monitoring and recording all public information) and you don't dare get caught in public without having that pure air flow meter on your face! (Which is metered and taxable for the air you breath, which we can and do regulate, as it is ours, not yours)

You think that it can't happen here in Amerika? Think again.

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Varn, you dont remember the George Bush truck tax break if the truck is over 5 tons? Some called it the hummer incentive. Never mind farmers, I know guys who ran strip clubs and sign shops who owned a big truck for no reason.
Some people own more than one property "for no reason".

A thing like that shouldn't be allowed. No one needs two vehicles or two houses. Let's insist that government confiscate propery, and redistribute it to those who are in "need".

Does this sound familiar? Have you ever seen the film "Doctor Zhivago"?

First it's trucks, then it's houses, then it's (whatever you thought they could never take from you). Nah. Government is my friend. I'm voting to punish those who have more than I do...

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