Re: [LandCafe] CAP
- Quoting John on Sun, 25 Nov 2012 00:44:17 -0000:
A principal advantage of free trade is that
it binds countries together - it's anti-war.
We had a sort of free trade, then a world-wide crash came in
1929. There was need, there was skilled labour, but the broken
system could not bring them together. Then the likes of Hitler
came about. The secret is stopping the world-wide crashes and
other boom and busts. Geonomics can stop that as we all know.
The primary cause was the unpayable war debt from the Great War.
Apparently the Bank of England and the Federal Reserve expected
Germany to extract sufficient gold from seawater to pay the demanded
"reparations", which they'd in turn use to pay their war bonds.
- The point is, Scott, that the little fields of Britain cannot compete with the mass production of the US.Harry
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On Sat, Nov 24, 2012 at 9:38 AM, Scott Bergeson <scottb@...> wrote:
Quoting Harry Pollard on Sat, 24 Nov 2012 09:06:15 -0800:
if we import our bulk foods, farm land is given over to animals,
which provide instant food while crops are being started (not
to mention they improve fertility rather than use it up).
Importing meat and animal feed needn't be a huge strategic
concern, if you're willing, when besieged, to slaughter
most of the animals (preserving the meat, of course) and
switch to a primarily vegetarian diet.
As you know, the combine harvesters in the US probably
work all day in a field, then stop until next morning
when they continue harvesting in the same field.
Many of them have lights. Combines are a separate business
from farming. They migrate, following the harvest.