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May 18, 2008 – Comments (16) | RELATED TICKERS: POT , MOS , MON

What does this have to do with stocks?

A lot. It is simple supply and demand. The cure for high prices is high prices. Food, commodities and fertilizers have gone up parabolic. Countries are limiting exports. Why not plant a victory garden and pursue food independence? Just in case....

Food is rising due to the Central Bank inflation, government over spending, ethanol, the limiting of food exports etc.... The planting of "victory gardens" will become more popular. Americans love freedom. Freeing yourself by planting a victory garden might be a good start.

 

I got this video from Gary North's website. www.garynorth.com 

 


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#1) On May 18, 2008 at 4:23 PM, joeykid13 wrote:

Great post Abit.  I do my own Oranges, Strawberries, and Tomatoes.  There is nothing more peaceful, and spiritually liberating than growing your own fruits & vegetables.  I'm trying out this new "tomato tree", and it is growing great.  The trade-off between the ground is that you get no critters, but it is kind of a pain to water every day.  It is high enough that I need to use a latter.  My buddy has chickens in coop in a very suburban environment.  They feed on scratch, and fresh vegetable scraps.  He is a professional chef, so he gets fresh scraps daily.  He gets a dozen fresh brown eggs every day, and gives them away to everyone...it is awesome!  Of course, he only has hens, and no roosters in accordance with the city ordinance.  I hope this post gets the most recs ever...this is a very American concept...VICTORY GARDEN VICTORY!

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#2) On May 18, 2008 at 4:40 PM, abitare (35.12) wrote:

Let me write the first comment for my fellow fools.

WTF is this about? We are capitialist fools here! Not hippies! Give us some stock picks! 

Ok. Stock your freezer with meat. Meat is going to go up in price, because livestock feed and food costs are going up. It is a guaranteed winner, if you eat meat.

This is about insurance and freedom. You pay car insurance and health  insurance, you hopefully may never, need or want to use.

It about the neocon plan to:

"We're going to take out seven countries in five years.' And he named them, starting with Iraq and Syria and ending with Iran."

Wesley Clark's new memoir casts more light on the Bush administration's secret strategies for regime change in Iran and elsewhere. By Joe Conason

Or maybe the dollar collapse is real:

 

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#3) On May 18, 2008 at 4:46 PM, joeykid13 wrote:

Abit...you should have let me make the first comment...now you've taken something positive and made it negative.  Politics and Victory Gardens do not belong on the same page.  One is hopeless, and the other is hopeful.

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#4) On May 18, 2008 at 5:11 PM, LordZ wrote:

Joey if your neighbor doesnt have any roosters than he wouldnt have any eggs, my understanding is that you need a rooster to do his business, so either there is a rogue rooster coming or one of his hens is a rooster... lmao...

 

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#5) On May 18, 2008 at 5:45 PM, joeykid13 wrote:

No, the hens lay unfertilized eggs...LOL, you only need a rooster if you want baby chicks...LOL  I'm pretty sure that is how it works, but I will double check...maybe there is a rooster in the henhouse...LMAO.

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#6) On May 18, 2008 at 9:16 PM, Tastylunch (29.33) wrote:

I already do this to small degree, nothing like green beans and tomatoes that are your own. Now if I can keep the thieving groundhogs and deer out of the  garden I'm all set.

but I sure wish my garden was in NZ like the video. The South Island is absolutely gorgeous and a wonderfully fertile environ 

Ancedotally, I know a lot of gardens store and greenhouses in Columbus are having bumper years as urban vegetable gardening is very in vogue like it hasn't been years.

very fun video.

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#7) On May 19, 2008 at 3:59 AM, camistocks (< 20) wrote:

I don't like that name "Victory Gardens". It stems from the World wars. It sounds so martial. Are we in a war?

Why not simply call it your vegetable garden? In Switzerland a high percentage of the population are growing their own vegetables. It's a tradition. If they don't have a garden to grow them, because they live in an appartment, they will still receive a piece of land somewhere close to grow what they want. In fact many Swiss go to their gardens on Saturday and have a barbecue.

BTW, food inflation has nothing to do with central banks inflating. It is a simple supply and demand thing. The Chinese and the Indians want to eat more and better food, like meat. To produce meat a lot of corn and soja is needed. Also America has decided to grow corn and soja to produce ethanol.

Food exporting countries (rice) like India and Thailand have stopped exports, thus driving up prices.

Sure there are vast regions in Russia and Africa that can and will be used to grow crops. However India and China and the rest of Asia represent 3 billion people, who want to reach our western lifestyle.

There were also bad harvests this year due to poor weather. 

Commodities speculators like Jim Rogers are also to blame!

So, get used to high food prices and grow your own! 

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#8) On May 19, 2008 at 2:14 PM, Tastylunch (29.33) wrote:

Cami 

I want to grow  freedom fries in my victory garden.... :-)

haha I get your point though.

maybe "liberty garden" would be a more flexible term for the new millenium. Hippies could think it pertains to freedom from "the man", while flagbeaters could think it has to do with "american pride".  

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#9) On May 19, 2008 at 3:28 PM, madcowmonkey (< 20) wrote:

Abit- no doubt people need to grow their own garden/foods. I think we would be surprised to see how many people do. We had a garden for the first time last year and it went over pretty well. I am impressed what they did with the little space. That was awesome, 6000 pounds of food. My wife and I are working on two gardens this year! My wife also wants to buy and Alpaca(?) and some chickens for eggs. It isn't so much about a safety net, it is more about not needing to rely on supermarkets and all that jazz with the added benefit of knowing where your food is coming from. 

Yes, the first thing that came to mind when she said she wanted an Alpaca was. What does it taste like:)

Good luck on your stock and vegetable harvests. 

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#10) On May 19, 2008 at 3:48 PM, abitare (35.12) wrote:

ALCON,

Thank you for the replies. Sorry for the delayed response.

joeykid13,

First reply is great. Oranges, Strawberries, and Tomatoes - I am jealous. The girlfriend drinks about three quarts of OJ a week. I would love to have an Orange tree to reduce my payments to Tropicana. 

Your second reply is great also. I was grumpy and did not expect much positive feed back. Money quote:

One is hopeless, and the other is hopeful.

Tastylunch,

Good to hear. Good reply. 

camistocks,

The US is in several wars right now. On Drug, Terror, Poverty etc. We have hundreds of bases all over the world.  

food inflation has nothing to do with central banks inflating

I would challenge that. Central Banks with artificially low rates creates bubbles and mal-investment. The US had a real estate, dot.com and now we have a commodity bubble. All were created by the Central Banks artificially low rates. 

I have never been to Switzerland. I like Europe in general. I like the story. Speculators with Central Bank funny money are to blame.

I still like the name victory gardens better. 

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#11) On May 19, 2008 at 3:53 PM, abitare (35.12) wrote:

madcowmonkey,

Good response.  I am very glad this post was well received. It seems that there is a lot of fools planting their own gardens. It is good to hear. 

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#12) On May 20, 2008 at 1:40 AM, camistocks (< 20) wrote:

Abitare - OK, but these "wars" don't stop the supermarkets to offer whatever you want. They still import stuff from all over the world. There is more available than people can buy.

If you grow your own you will have much better tasting vegetables though. Because you harvest them when they are ripe. Veggies for mass consumption are harvested before they are ripe and treated with several chemicals later, to make them ripe "on demand".

You say you prefer "victory gardens"? Who do you want to defeat?

 

Tastylunch,  I am surprised that they didn't change the name "Hamburger" to something like "Invincibility burgers". After all, the Germans refused to participate in the Iraq invasion...

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#13) On May 30, 2008 at 6:01 PM, Zakrooster (68.68) wrote:

Why do they call them hamburgers anyways? As far as I know there isn't ANY ham in them. Wouldn't it make much more sense to be called COW burgers or BEEFburgers? Never thought about it until cami's comment.

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#14) On June 02, 2008 at 4:27 PM, joshmcbride (20.43) wrote:

It's thought to have come from the town of Hamburg, Germany. Here is where it's thought hamburger (originally called "hamburger steak") was "invented". The word hamburger first appeared in English in the late 1800's.

http://www.askthemeatman.com/where_get_name_hot_dog_art_updated_9300.htm

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#15) On June 08, 2008 at 11:26 AM, abitare (35.12) wrote:

camistocks,

We are a nation at war. Well, some poor bastards that joined the military anyways.

Zak,

Are you a Seinfield watcher? I think so....

joshmcbride,

Thank you for the pass.

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#16) On June 11, 2008 at 11:10 PM, Imperial1964 (97.82) wrote:

Almost everyone I know has their own garden except me.  I just haven't had time to plant one--maybe next year.  I do have wild raspberries and mulberries, though.

Some of my friends and family share their fruits and vegetables.  In fact, I just finished eating some fresh strawberries from my dad's.

We raise much of our own meat.  Next week I'll have some nice tasty sheep in the back yard.  We used to have beef, but they require too much corn.  Other years we've had hogs.  As with fruits and veggies, home-grown meat tastes much better than store-bought.

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