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Alan Guebert-Touching the Electric Fence.

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Veteran Advisor

Re: Alan Guebert-Touching the Electric Fence.

Ah, the sacred cows. We don't have any on our farm. We do have several13,600 volt New Zealand fencers powering up our high-tensile fences all around our farm, just in case someone can't read the yellow signs that say, "Electric Fence" , and have to touch it to find out.

If we don't get into bed with government , we won't have to worry about "a n a l" penetration.
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Re: Alan Guebert-Touching the Electric Fence.

Cows are a lot of work.  

 

Your compound should be a model for all good americans who wish to conceal their questionable activites.

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Good read, but...

you take federal subsidies so you cannot reference this attempt to rein in welfare govt. Just wanted to post this before Hobbes does.

 

Just like the Koch Bros....they take ethanol and oil subsidies so they cannot support libertarian causes, either.

 

People and businesses, in the Hobbes world, should unilaterally disarm and let the opposition and competitors run over them. Just like you said about Hobbes, he leaves the real deadbeats like Shifty alone cause Shifty never complains about govt dishing out the money, he takes it with a grunt, a squeal , and a smile.

 

Really scary times for our country....a six billion dollar farm bill during the Reagan years inspired more commentary than something ten times and more in magnitude today. Print money, Baby, print.

 

Anyone that advocates inflationary printing of money by a third world banana republic adminstraion and dishing it out is not a real American and is a thief. And those that support those policies are criminals, too.

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Re: Good read, but...

Your point about the Kochs is excellent. But the facts remain that while they've always had their assets it was their alleged libertarianism that opened the door to conservatism activist credibility for them. Not totally unlike how the whole Clinton/Mcauliffe/Rubin band of thieves were able to pass themselves off as Democrats.
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Re: Good read, but...

Hey Red, there you see Guebert tells of how the Tea Party held up the farm bill.  If hobbyfarm had any intellectual integrity at all, he would be the biggest "Tea Bagger" on here.  But he`s just a Democrat that hates farmers.

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Re: Alan Guebert-Touching the Electric Fence.

1995 was a great time to wind down farm programs. The exceptionally expensive effort to cushion the farm crisis had been accomplished and there was nothing left to do.  It is a lot tougher to do, post-boom, as the boom created a boom in cost of production and thus a lot of collateral vulnerability.

 

The basci conservative message is, wind down programs when you can because if you don't they'll come back like Freddie Kruger.

 

On ethanol, for better or worse we directed a lot of capital to that sector both directly and indirectly. Might as well make use of it, for whatever its worth.

 

Problem is that it has proven to be too blunt a tool to be used for countercyclical grain supply management.

 

Leave it at 10 and it will limp along as total gasoline consumption slowly subsides.

 

 

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Re: Good read, but...

I wouldn't describe it as hate but I do have considerable disdain for croppers/landowners who define themselves through savage hatred of anyone else on public assistance.

 

They can go to the voting booth and pull any lever they want but outside the booth ought to either SFU or decline program participation.

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Re: Good read, but...

I thought it was interesting that when on several occasions I floated the notion that crop insurance subsidies should be capped in the new farm bill (here and at Farm Business) I counted, maybe one tepid supporter.

 

Most common was the argument hoisted by the insurance corporations that if you didn't subsidize the large farmers proportionately then participation would decline and the system wouldn't work.

 

The system works fine if USDA funds it and I for one welcome some of those operations wildcatting it. Because I'm pretty certain that a lot of them really aren't that good at risk management at all. They are good at a lot of things, not the least of which is watching other aggresive operators closely, doing what they do and knowing that unc always has your back.

 

 

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Re: Good read, but...


@hardnox wrote:

I thought it was interesting that when on several occasions I floated the notion that crop insurance subsidies should be capped in the new farm bill (here and at Farm Business) I counted, maybe one tepid supporter.

 

Most common was the argument hoisted by the insurance corporations that if you didn't subsidize the large farmers proportionately then participation would decline and the system wouldn't work.

 

The system works fine if USDA funds it and I for one welcome some of those operations wildcatting it. Because I'm pretty certain that a lot of them really aren't that good at risk management at all. They are good at a lot of things, not the least of which is watching other aggresive operators closely, doing what they do and knowing that unc always has your back.

 

 


Capitalism is dead in this country. We are post capitalism, deep into cronyism, headed for full out socialism/communism. Which always lead to millions of deaths.