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Old 08-21-2009, 04:05 PM   #1
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Default People will trade anything and everything for food‏

Hi all....

I just got this email from a friend, that talks about food shortage,


An investor article I read is recommending to buy agriculture stocks as they think there will be shortages that cause the prices to go way up - benefiting the stocks that have food supplies to sell.
Buy the food first. People will trade anything and everything for food.

Tom Day

Oh... you are going to like this personal observation of food that is not growing in California. Not growing you say? Yup!! At the bottom of the article, Clint is going to be my second witness as to why you had better store up on some provisions, and do it pronto. What you are about to read, will be in a journey style version of being with Clint as he made his trip from Utah down into the vast crop growing area of California. Imagine yourself, sitting in the passenger seat and seeing with your own two eyes what Clint is going to relate to you. What is here now!! And what you had best do if you want to survive what is looking you right in the face.
Dr. James P. Wickstrom, D. Litt.

By: Clint Richardson <introspector48@yahoo.com>

I've driven the almost 400 mile stretch of Interstate 5 from L.A. to Sacramento dozens of times. Quite honestly, it's as boring as it gets. with only the usual gas stations, mini-marts, fast-food, home-cookin' restaurants, and strangely a newer batch of Starbuck's Coffee shops sprouting up everywhere. In between... farms, orchards, cattle, and dirt.

On July 15th, as I began my trip to Utah, I came off the Grapevine decline and hit the flat 250 or so mile stretch of interstate which begins the farming belt in the valley. Almost immediately I noticed what I had only heard about on the radio and in the papers. Where once there were vast fields of green, now there where empty, barely recognizable rows of unplanted dirt and growing weeds. Only sporadically at first, but once I passed Bakersfield and for about a 200 mile stretch, I could not believe my eyes. Field after field laid fallow. And not really fallow, but unattended... as if it was not going to be planted in the near future either.

Signs were staked in the ground on almost every patch of barren farmland. The most common one, which was yellow and obviously a group effort to wake up the sleeping travelers of thier future plight, read:


Others, which looked more homemade were posted on non-operational farm equipment parked as close to the freeway as possible, stated things like:



At one point, after 150 miles or so of seeing this horror, I broke down in tears and had to pull over to the side of the road. I saw the aqueduct, which followed Interstate 5 most of the way, and large fields of dead trees which were planted just a few feet from the flowing cement river. I imagined how those trees would feel, imprisoned in the dying dirt by their own roots, if they could indeed comprehend that their source of life was just a stones throw away.

It was like some horrific story-book come to life; science fiction in real time. I was thinking of the farmers and their families and wondering what would become of them and their land. I was thinking about the consequences of hundreds of miles of food no longer being grown, and adding together the other states like Campo, Colorado which have the same situation... only planting 60% of their crops this year.

This deadness went on until the brink of civilization once again began to show. When I approached the Stockton/Modesto highway interchange area the carnage seemed to stop, and the fields appeared to be healthy and bountiful. I can only guess that this is because more people drive on that stretch of the freeway, and so the powers that be are trying to keep up appearances. No other explaination came to mind.

To the readers of this, I can only say that living in the city has literally blinded me to the truth, even though I knew it was happening. I wonder how many other things I ignore? Many economists and trends predictors have called for food shortages and food riots in the fall, and with what I saw last week, I have new reason to believe them.

But then, that's the real problem isn't it? Belief...

If you believe that the food will continue to flow (magically appearing on store shelves in a grocery store near you) and just dismiss the very real claims of shortages worldwide, including a severe wheat shortage in this country due to a harmfull fungus, then I might boldy say that you deserve whatever fate befalls you.

I challenge you all to take a drive up the 5 and see this for yourself. Please! Don't let this go unseen. If you are camera or video savy, I think it would be a really great photo exibit or website showing the true nature of our common problem. And you better believe, as you take your daily shower, flush your toilet, and water your fertilized-non-edible grassy yards, that this is indeed a Congress created crisis. So please tell as many people about it as possible.

Lastly, if you haven't already... buy storable food! Go to the dollar store and buy rice and beans. Buy pasta, canned and jar foods, or anything with a shelf-life of more than 6 months.

What's the worse that can happen? You'll have food for 6 months.

What's the best that can happen? You'll have food for 6 months.

Take care. Spread this information. Get mad. Fight tyranny. And...

Don't be a sheep.
Clint Richardson
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Old 08-21-2009, 04:42 PM   #2
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So, what is the deal here? No water because of Congress? What is the source water of this irrigation system? Hasn't there been a drought? We East Coasters don't get local new, and even then, you know...we may not be getting the full story here...
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Old 08-21-2009, 04:43 PM   #3
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oops meant to say we don't get local news.
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Old 08-21-2009, 04:53 PM   #4
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I may be wrong here, but I think the water supply was deliberately shut off "supposedly" to save some fish stocks "smelts" I think. Someone posted on it here last week. So they save some small fish, and the people starve. I don't know how much the drought is playing a role in it.

If I am wrong on this, I stand corrected.
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Old 08-21-2009, 04:54 PM   #5
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The flow of water to the farming area has been stopped to protect an endangered Minnow . Sorry linda the government has decided to allow the minnow to live and that some humans will need to die of starvation . But some one never told the government that minnows don`t VOTE so it will be moving day come next election
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Old 08-21-2009, 04:58 PM   #6
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Everyone definately needs to live near running water such as a river or stream. If tshtf then water will be in short supply, all they have to do is turn off the pumps and no water comes out of the taps. Get a water filter or you will be drinking muddy water
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clint richardson, food shortage

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