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Ted Turner's Next Prophecy: Food Riots 'Going to be More Commonplace'
businessandmedia.org ^ | April 25, 2008 | Jeff Poor

Posted on 04/25/2008 2:03:40 PM PDT by Rufus2007

The current food shortage is going to get worse before it gets better – at least that’s the way the founder of CNN sees it.

Ted Turner was interviewed by CNBC’s Bob Pisani on the April 25 “Closing Bell.” He addressed the recent food shortages causing rationing and riots all over the globe and said it’s just a sign of things to come.

“There are a lot of different problems being caused by an ever-increasing number of people in a finite-sized world,” Turner said. “The resources of the planet just can’t keep up with the demand and I’m afraid this going to be more commonplace. I’m afraid we’re just seeing the tip of the iceberg. It’s very complicated I do want to say.”

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TOPICS: Business/Economy; Foreign Affairs; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: cnbc; cnn; foodcrisis; foodriots; hunger; tedturner
Here we go again. The other day it was cannibalism. At least this time, it's just food riots.
1 posted on 04/25/2008 2:03:40 PM PDT by Rufus2007
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To: Rufus2007

Where’s that Bird-Flu pandemic when we need it?


2 posted on 04/25/2008 2:04:55 PM PDT by Cementjungle
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To: Rufus2007
problems being caused by an ever-increasing number of people in a finite-sized world

So off yourself, Ted. It's the least you can do.

3 posted on 04/25/2008 2:05:29 PM PDT by Notary Sojac
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To: Rufus2007

Does that mean no more “Ted’s Montana Grill”?


4 posted on 04/25/2008 2:05:42 PM PDT by Perdogg (Reagan would have never said "She's my girl")
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To: Rufus2007

I, for one, do not think his opinion is important.....


5 posted on 04/25/2008 2:09:02 PM PDT by illiac (If we don't change directions soon, we'll get where we're going)
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To: Rufus2007
Yeah, and you're going to need GIANT front-end loaders to control them. And Charleton Heston is going to have to investigate the real source of the protein. Yeah, and and and and he's going to find, he's going to find SOYLENT GREEN IS PEOPLE!!! Yeah. Really.

I'm Ted Turner and I live on a buffalo farm.

6 posted on 04/25/2008 2:09:14 PM PDT by Tribune7 (How is inflicting pain and death on an innocent, helpless human being for profit, moral?)
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To: Perdogg

Will liberals like Ted blame the food riots on George W. Bush? Will the blame be with Republicans for not being compassionate enough to the starving people in the world?


7 posted on 04/25/2008 2:12:17 PM PDT by Dilbert San Diego
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To: Rufus2007

I hate to agree with this character... but I think he is right on this one. And he is safe with all those buffalo burgers roaming around in Montana.


8 posted on 04/25/2008 2:13:41 PM PDT by BigFinn (Isa 32:8 But the liberal deviseth liberal things; and by liberal things shall he stand.)
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To: Rufus2007

“There are a lot of different problems being caused by an ever-increasing number of liberal policies from finite-sized intellects,” Turner should have said. “The resources of the planet just can’t be used to the betterment of mankind and I’m afraid this is getting more commonplace. We’re just seeing the tip of the iceberg. Liberals make things very complicated... much more so than they should be.”


9 posted on 04/25/2008 2:13:57 PM PDT by pgyanke ("Huntered"--The act of being ignored by media and party to prevent name recognition)
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To: Rufus2007
Its not complicated. The demand for food exceeds the available supply. Hence higher prices.

"Show me just what Mohammed brought that was new, and there you will find things only evil and inhuman, such as his command to spread by the sword the faith he preached." - Manuel II Palelologus

10 posted on 04/25/2008 2:14:21 PM PDT by goldstategop (In Memory Of A Dearly Beloved Friend Who Lives In My Heart Forever)
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To: Rufus2007; All

Exposing the Overpopulation MYTH: http://www.whatyouknowmightnotbeso.com/overpop.html


11 posted on 04/25/2008 2:15:45 PM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet (McCain could never convince me to vote for him. Only Hillary or Obama can!)
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To: Rufus2007

My Equity/Debt ratio is inversely proportional to the CNBC Communist/Conservative talking head ratio.........for the last 10 years it’s worked like a charm!

Oh, and if Ted Turner (or his wife Hanoi Jane) gets on CNBC, it’s a 10% Equity kicker!


12 posted on 04/25/2008 2:17:30 PM PDT by CRBDeuce (an armed society is a polite society)
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To: goldstategop

I’m not sure it’s even that. As far as I can tell it’s down to corruption in Haiti, protectionism in Asia and scare headlines that would be over the top if Zombies were erupting out of the ground.

IMO there’s still loads more food than we can eat, even with the ethanol “Oil from Food” scandal.


13 posted on 04/25/2008 2:20:01 PM PDT by agere_contra
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To: pgyanke

Brilliant!


14 posted on 04/25/2008 2:20:46 PM PDT by CRBDeuce (an armed society is a polite society)
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To: Rufus2007

Rolleyes.....a Commie like him should know since they are doing everything in their power to create that very senario...

Funny, I remember in the 70’s and 80’s the food lines around the block in the USSR...and Reagan using the Mujahiddeen to attack the USSR in Afghanistan...

And they tried to tell us the Cold War ended with the fall of the Soviets...right...:/


15 posted on 04/25/2008 2:24:29 PM PDT by Khepri (The McCain camp called me a "suicide voter". So be it. I'm a terrorist. Reagan Martyrs Brigades)
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To: Notary Sojac

“problems being caused by an ever-increasing number of people in a finite-sized world”

Apparently Ted has never flown in an airplane.


16 posted on 04/25/2008 2:25:30 PM PDT by mowowie
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To: Rufus2007

Well Ted....maybe you can talk all your commie pals into taking the kool aide express.....that would be a good start.......


17 posted on 04/25/2008 2:26:13 PM PDT by rrrod
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To: Rufus2007

This comment from the man who personally owns more acreage than any other single owner in the USA. He keeps taking land out of food production, and then he predicts riots.
What a maroon...even before he married Hanoi Jane.


18 posted on 04/25/2008 2:27:27 PM PDT by ridesthemiles
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To: goldstategop
Its not complicated. The demand for food exceeds the available supply. Hence higher prices.

Yes it's very easy to understand the root cause as well.

Our politicians refuse to let us drill for oil or build refineries and then they compound that insanity with the demand that we burn our food for fuel instead of the oil they won't let us drill for.

Consequently, the price for both oil and food is going through the roof. What a great plan!

19 posted on 04/25/2008 2:29:22 PM PDT by RJL
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To: rrrod

Ted and his pals will be sitting out the revolution/holacaust/Armageddon on their ranches in Paraguay.

Besides, most of them are old enough that they figure they aren’t going to have be around for the aftermath, anyway.


20 posted on 04/25/2008 2:30:54 PM PDT by reformedliberal (Capitalism is what happens when governments get out of the way.)
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To: Rufus2007

Al Gore and the false global warming scare-mongering is responsible for this.


21 posted on 04/25/2008 2:33:46 PM PDT by Rudder (Klinton-Kool-Aid FReepers prefer spectacle over victory.)
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To: Cementjungle
>>>>Where’s that Bird-Flu pandemic when we need it?<<<<

Might be more of a sure thing if you were to hire Robert Mugabe as a consultant once Zimbabwe is declared a success and if he retires alive.

22 posted on 04/25/2008 2:39:10 PM PDT by all_mighty_dollar
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To: Rufus2007

If this moron got off the environmental nonsense we could feed everybody very easily.


23 posted on 04/25/2008 2:41:25 PM PDT by jimfree (Freep and Ye shall find.)
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To: Rufus2007

Food Fight!

Food Fight!

Food Fight!

What? Oh, never mind...

24 posted on 04/25/2008 2:43:31 PM PDT by Hoffer Rand (0'bambi: the audacity of hype)
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To: Rufus2007

ever-increasing number of people in a finite-sized world


The world is “finite-sized”? Who knew? Thanks to Ted for enlightening us all. And here I thought it was infinite all this time. Sheeesh.


25 posted on 04/25/2008 2:43:57 PM PDT by 2 Kool 2 Be 4-Gotten
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So teddy...quit eating. That would mean one less big, stupid mouth like yours to feed. Works for me.


26 posted on 04/25/2008 2:47:24 PM PDT by cubreporter
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To: Rufus2007

If this moron got off the environmental nonsense we could feed everybody very easily.


27 posted on 04/25/2008 2:52:10 PM PDT by jimfree (Freep and Ye shall find.)
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To: Tribune7

“And Charleton Heston is going to have to investigate the real source of the protein.”

I really want to post a picture of Ms. Lewinsky right here.


28 posted on 04/25/2008 3:04:43 PM PDT by PLMerite ("Unarmed, one can only flee from Evil. But Evil isn't overcome by fleeing from it." Jeff Cooper)
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To: illiac
Wasn't he the money behind the children's propaganda show, Cap'n Planet?
29 posted on 04/25/2008 3:09:30 PM PDT by Calvin Locke
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To: Rufus2007

Well, Ted, I for one see a bright side to your proclamation that global warming will cause mass food riots (and cannibalism). When it is a dozen degrees warmer in ten years, the food rioters won’t have to wear coats.


30 posted on 04/25/2008 3:11:36 PM PDT by philled (Rest in Peace, Sgt Merlin German. www.merlinsmiracles.com)
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To: Rufus2007
And here I was worrying about shrinking penises in Africa.
31 posted on 04/25/2008 3:20:19 PM PDT by razorback-bert (If yer gunna regret this in the mornin, we kin sleep til afternoon.)
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To: Rufus2007

Ted: “Let them eat ethanol.”


32 posted on 04/25/2008 3:25:50 PM PDT by sanchmo
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To: PLMerite
“And Charleton Heston is going to have to investigate the real source of the protein.”


"My God! Soylent Green.....its made out of illegal aliens.....and now in new spicy jalapeno flavor! THE DIP! WHERES THE DIP????"

33 posted on 04/25/2008 3:38:50 PM PDT by Bommer
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And the Liberals think they are so intellectually brilliant, so above the “little people”. Ted Turner is a poster child for moronic stupidity. Nothing else can describe this idiot that obviously eats a bowl of stupid every morning for breakfast, and dines on a plate of elitism.

40 years until we all turn into cannibals folks, never forget...lol..! Were Earth a garden he would be the first weed the gardener would pull.


34 posted on 04/25/2008 3:39:02 PM PDT by Alright_on_the_LeftCoast
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To: ridesthemiles
This comment from the man who personally owns more acreage than any other single owner in the USA

Doesn't Jack Simplot, the Idaho "potato king," still hold the title of the U.S.'s largest single land owner? He did a few years ago.

Unlike Useful Idiot Ted, Simplot uses his land to the best possible purposes: farming, cattle-ranching, feedlots, logging, dairies, mining, even aquaculture. In contrast, Turner wants literally to let the country go back to the wolves.

35 posted on 04/25/2008 3:54:46 PM PDT by Bernard Marx
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To: Rufus2007

Hey Ted - eat me!


36 posted on 04/25/2008 4:07:03 PM PDT by beethovenfan (If Islam is the solution, the "problem" must be freedom.)
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To: Alright_on_the_LeftCoast
Ted Turner is a poster child for moronic stupidity

He used to be very bright. However, he appears to be suffering the ravages of aging, in particular a form of dementia similar to paranoia.

37 posted on 04/25/2008 4:09:47 PM PDT by RightWhale (Repeal the Law of the Excluded Middle)
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To: Rufus2007
The resources of the planet just can’t keep up with the demand

funny, when we were drilling for our own oil and didn't have libs withthe brilliant idea of burnign food for fuel, we had plenty of food. I'll tell you this, if there are food riots, I'm turning to cannibalism and making "Soylent Liberals" They boast of great taste, but are mostly bland without any real substance!

38 posted on 04/25/2008 4:10:10 PM PDT by Bommer
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To: RightWhale

“However, he appears to be suffering the ravages of aging, in particular a form of dementia similar to paranoia.

That’s called Liberalism...


39 posted on 04/25/2008 4:20:40 PM PDT by Alright_on_the_LeftCoast
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To: Alright_on_the_LeftCoast

Yes, and he has probably had the disease all along, but due to senility he is now vocalizing when he used to keep his yap shut.


40 posted on 04/25/2008 4:24:52 PM PDT by RightWhale (Repeal the Law of the Excluded Middle)
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To: Rufus2007

I know where there are lots of high plains buffalo and elk to eat! It is on a BIG ranch in Montana and New Mexico, and a few points in between.


41 posted on 04/25/2008 4:35:15 PM PDT by Ruy Dias de Bivar
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To: Rufus2007
At least this time, it's just food riots.

That's why I'm gonna be a cannibal when I grow up!

42 posted on 04/25/2008 4:36:56 PM PDT by Andonius_99 (There are two sides to every issue. One is right, the other is wrong; but the middle is always evil.)
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