Economics

Farmer Boy II – Born Again Dirt

March 3, 2012
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We just listened to an encouraging interview on Generations with Vision featuring Noah Sanders.  Kevin and Noah layout a good understanding of our current agrarian / economic system and the challenges we face going forward.  Of course if it only threw stones at the current system it would be one thing, but they offer a viable…

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Enslaving Third World Countries Through Dairy Stimulus – Part II

February 11, 2010
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Enslaving Third World Countries Through Dairy Stimulus – Part II

The Borrower is a slave to the lender The last post discussed this article touting the salvation of the Crudaros (Dairy farmers) in Uruguay, by stimulus money.  We will discuss where that money is coming from in the next edition and who is gaining control by loaning the money.  But first, we need to understand…

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Enslaving Third World Countries Through Dairy Stimulus – Part I

February 10, 2010
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Enslaving Third World Countries Through Dairy Stimulus – Part I

The Borrower is a slave to the lender This is going to be a little complicated, but bare with me and let me attempt to explain my thoughts on this article from Poverty News Blog, which quotes this source article, URUGUAY: Pulling Small Dairy Farmers Out of Poverty.  Let me get a few quotes to give you…

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The Dash Mark

August 28, 2009
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It has been said that every life is bookmarked by two dates.  There is the date you were born and the date you die.  In between is a dash… that is our life.  That always seemed to be a good reminder of just how short and insignificant our lives are in the scope of history, and…

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Racial Hatred and Media Politics

August 20, 2009
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This is the most absurd propaganda piece I have seen in years.  I use to get upset when the evening news would cover a prolife event we were participating in and talk about us while showing clips of the purple haired tattooed one-world socialist tree hugging save the starving third world co-dependent lesbian whales crowd.  (HT…

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1942 Farming Propaganda

August 5, 2009
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While I’m very thankful for the tractor and all that it can do – the actual impact of progressive farming was exactly opposite of what this old film clip portrays.  In fact, Beth recently quoted from “The Hind Tit“, Andrew Nelson Lytle essay published in 1930 on this very topic.  Check out this little clip for the story…

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Food Fascism, Southern Culture, and My Garden

July 4, 2009
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Food Fascism, Southern Culture, and My Garden

Thomas Moore, the chairman for the Southern National Congress, wrote a great essay late last month, that is well worth sharing.  He gives a great high level fly over of the root problem in the corporate food industry.  It doesn’t matter if the new laws, such as the Food Safety and Modernization Act of 2009…

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Tennesse Governor Phil Bredesen Signed State Sovereignty Resolution

June 28, 2009
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Tennesse Governor Phil Bredesen Signed State Sovereignty Resolution

26th Tennessee Regiment CSA While many states have passed state sovereignty resolutions recently, Tennessee is the first to have the governor’s signature affixed to the bill.  Now if we could wean ourselves from the federal dole we might actually have something.  We can work on a free economic system for TN as we move forward,…

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Food, INC.

June 13, 2009
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Here is another movie that just opened on the 12th, called Food, Inc.  We haven’t seen the entire movie yet, but we will.  Based on this interview, I’m sure there are parts of the movie that we will disagree with, such as a solution to the problem which includes “Changing Walmart” or other corporations.  Having said…

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Updated – It’s Now Legal to Drink Raw Milk in TN….

May 26, 2009
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* Updated original post that mistakenly said the prescription bill had passed.  In fact the prescription bill was “amended” to be the cow share bill. …if you own at least “part” of the animal.  Here is the original bill that was amended: http://www.capitol.tn.gov/Bills/106/Bill/HB0720.pdf The amendment completely changed the bill.  In a small farm hostile state it needed to…

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Fresh the Movie

May 7, 2009
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It is always exciting to find new encouragement in the area of farming.  We recently found these trailers for a new movie call, “Fresh The Movie”.  It seems to be a little bit of a mix between “The Future of Food” and Joel Salatin’s farm videos.  We are looking forward to the new release and…

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Factory Farms and Swine Flu

April 28, 2009
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Quite a bit of information is coming out about the swine flu “pandemic”.  Here’s one of the thought provoking articles I read,  Mexican Lawmaker: Factory Farms Are “Breeding Grounds” of Swine Flu Pandemic.  Large-scale swine producers in Mexico deny that their industry is the source of the deadly new influenza strain, saying the animals are…

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Gardens are Growing

March 25, 2009
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Gardens are Growing

Even with cutting back, buying sales, and strategic meal planning and grocery shopping, many families are still seeing an increase in what they are spending on food and household supplies.  It isn’t so much the increase cost that is driving our family back to the land, but the extreme dependency that we find ourselves in.  The…

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Gardening Thoughts

March 10, 2009
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Gardening Thoughts

We have had beautiful weather the last couple of days…right before it gets cold again later this week.  I am ready to get out in the garden.  We still have some more prep work to be done before.  It is a great time to plant cool weather veggies like cabbage, lettuces, broccoli, peas.  I probably…

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A lesson on monetary inflation

March 3, 2009
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A lesson on monetary inflation

The game of monopoly (we have farm-opoly) can get out of hand at our house.  Last week I heard them disputing and ultimately banning “bailouts”.  This week I caught the kids in the office operating the copy machine.  I asked them what they were doing.  They said, “We’re inflating our farm-opoly money!” They’ve listened to way to much economic…

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