Thursday, April 24, 2008


There's something happening here
What it is ain't exactly clear

--For What It's Worth, Buffalo Springfield


60 Minutes last Sunday featured two stories which sat in absurd juxtaposition.

The first was the problem of rapidly escalating food prices and shortages, and the resultant starvation plaguing the world.

The second was about farmers in Pennsylvania cashing in on natural gas exploration funds to keep their barely profitable farms afloat.

So here in the U.S., farmers cannot make ends meet while the world starves. How can this be?

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Blogger The Minstrel Boy said...

many farmers in the imperial and coachella vallies of california are letting their fields go bare and fallow. they have found that once they've registered to farm the easiest and surest profit is to sell the resulting water rights to l.a. and san diego.

one of the reasons i've backed away from political blogging is that events are beginning to fester to a point where the u.s. election will ultimately be meaningless.

i recommend kunstler's the long emergency.

Thursday, April 24, 2008 at 1:37:00 PM GMT-5  
Blogger rangeragainstwar said...


Water rights and problems are yet another dire situation facing our world and the country.

We too can't in good faith advocate for any candidate this election.

Thank you for the book recommendation. We will take a look. It will be a nice diversion from my mysteries.

Thursday, April 24, 2008 at 3:48:00 PM GMT-5  

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