Uh, wells reunite themselves, sister?
A little oblique mon vieux. What the fuck are you trying to say? What
ever it is I'll defend to the the death, your right to say it but what
Just a slight technical difficulty, Charlie and Bill will be right back
at you. Right? Is there any beer left?
Souvenez à frapper les pots.
Coloribus gustibus non disputatum (mostly)
Good question, mate. Rule 3. After a few too many, STFU and read,
I think that was the problem.... no beer left.
Not too loudly, thank ya very much. Charlie needs more coffee, the
annual family-male-bonding-fish-fest-thingie is about to launch.
Reminds me of a short story about brother-n-law and his native
american gardening trick.
Interesting article that dovetails with your current read. I am in
the midst of corn country and I see this. Life is a bitch for
producers in the midwest. Land prices over $5000/acre in select areas
of Iowa. Who wins? I think ya'll know who doesn't win.
"From the news these days you'd think farmers have never had a better
friend than ethanol. Headlines holler that corn prices are soaring and
that at this moment farmers are planting more acres of corn than they
have in the last 50 years. Reporters writing about the ethanol boom
are throwing around words like gold rush, jackpot, and nirvana. But if
you actually are a farmer, ethanol and the high corn prices it brings
is looking less and less like a blessing -- and more like a curse."
Full article at:
"We won't get fooled again"
Won't get fooled again Charlie? Maybe not this way but, there are lots
of ways to fool us. I have to admit though, it is a conceit that I would
Reading along in "Omnivore's Dilemma", it takes just over a calorie of
fossil fuel to get a calorie of corn. Back in the 1940's, before
chemical fertilizers, the yields were lower BUT you got 2 calories out
for every calorie put in (crop rotations and manure).
Pause to scratch head and ponder. So if we are going to be expanding our
production of corn, who wins? Exxon, Shell, BP, et al. win. Why are we
growing more corn? To lessen our dependancy on oil. What do we need to
grow more corn? More oil. I think we can all join the farmers here by
dropping our shorts, grabbing our ankles, and pray someone hasn't thrown
sand into the vaseline.
I really got to go plant those 'maters.
Coloribus gustibus non disputatum (and bang those damn pots)
On Fri, 25 May 2007 22:36:36 -0500, Charlie wrote:
Same old shell game. Get everybody hot about corn -- with the dire
consequences adumbrated above.
Meantime, under the *real* shell is -- are you ready?
Just Google keywords like "hemp as automobile fuel" and
you will be deluged with valuable information -- that you
jes' might want to share with your congress-critter.
On Sun, 27 May 2007 11:17:11 -0700, Persephone wrote:
Yeah, yeah, yeah... I know! You old farts won't even let an
addle-head be self-delusional for even a minute. Sheesh!
Waste of good hemp, if ya' ask me. Why turn it to oil? "Take a trip
and never leave the farm" says the old song. We studied all about
hemp back in the good old college days. **Lots** of us took the
Applied Pharmacology courses.
But that is a whole nuther subject that is best covered elsewhere.
Just wandered out to get some barleywine and picked up a KCStar and
front page news is about a new old crop being developed for oil, as in
biofuel production. Camelina.
Sorry folks, the only solution to the fuel crisis, is to .......
F***ING DRIVE LESS....way, way, less!
Sheesh, everybody go read a little James Howard Kunstler.
Peace and Love, Sister
On Sun, 27 May 2007 19:27:41 -0500, Charlie wrote:
Sigh. Lordie me, another one equating hemp with pot.
Love to see him try to get high on hemp.
That fairy-tale (promulgated by oil companies, what else, in collusion
with 1930's govt. drug czar bureaucrat-busybodies) has kept hemp from
being utilized IN THE US for its many, many uses, from clothing to
sails to oils...you name it...these thousands of years...
On Sun, 27 May 2007 21:40:53 -0700, Persephone wrote:
Come now, my dear. It was a joke. I do know the difference and am
well aware of the history and uses of hemp.
In my part of the country, a major eradication program has gone on for
years, against wild hemp. One thing that it accomplished was
eliminating an important source of high energy food for quail and
Please Be Careful with what you Assume
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