Skip to comments.Ann Barnhardt: DOUBLE RED ALERT (Soros buying up farmland)
Posted on 06/25/2011 9:12:46 AM PDT by plsjr
Double Red Alert
Posted by Ann Barnhardt - June 24, AD 2011 9:01 AM MST
Two HUGE intel leads in my email box this morning from way-back contacts that I've had for years, that are actually somewhat connected concepts.
1. File this one under "Now It All Makes Sense". A Missouri farming and ranching contact just got off a conference call wherein he was informed that the federal government is sending out letters to all of the flooded out farmers in the Missouri River flood plain and bottoms notifying them that the Army Corps of Engineers will offer to BUY THEIR LAND.
Intentionally flood massive acreage of highly productive farmground. Destroy people's communities and homes. Catch them while they are desperate and afraid and then swoop in and buy the ground cheap. Those evil sons of bitches.
2. Speaking of evil sons of bitches, George Soros appears to be "investing" in farmground through the same puppet company that he used to get into the grain elevator and fertilizer business. The company is called Ospraie Capital Management and is buying up farmground in a joint venture with Teays River Investments as a partner. Here is that announcement:
Click Here: http://www.absolutereturn-alpha.com/Article/2242566/Ospraie-Launches-JV-Agriculture-Fund.html
Okay. Here's the connection. This Ospraie outfit was a hedge fund specializing in commodities that was started and run by some cocky child who didn't know how to trade bear markets and got his butt kicked into next week in the grain market of 2008. He also lost a fortune trying to trade RARE EARTH METALS. In fact, it was so bad that he had to shut his fund down because he had promised his investors that he would give them all of their investment money back if the fund lost more than 30% in one year. Whoopsie.
But it appears that Soros swooped in and saved the day because this Ospraie is the "co-investor" with Soros that bought the remnants of ConAgra's trading operation and renamed it . . . Gavilon. In the industry, it is widely acknowledged that Ospraie IS Soros. That three-page article citation is here, copy and paste the URL into your address bar:
As you probably remember, Gavilon just recently bought both DeBruce Grain out of Kansas City and the biggest grain elevator company in the Pacific Northwest, thus making Soros (who is the money behind Gavilon through both his own Soros Fund Management AND his de facto control of Ospraie) the third-largest grain company in the U.S. with 280 million bushels of storage capacity, behind only Archer Daniels Midland (542 million bushels storage capacity) and Cargill (344 million bushels storage capacity). That citation is here:
Bottom line: Soros, through Ospraie, is buying up farmground. Please also note that the hotlink citation above is dated June 26, 2009. My contact says this has been going on for two years - and also remember what I told you about farmground prices inflating wildly, especially in Illinois. I have personally confirmed farmground in Illinois selling for $13,000 per acre within the last month, whereas that same kind of ground in Illinois was going for $5500 per acre the day Obama was inaugurated.
Spread the word.
While I don't know what it is, I'd be willing to bet that it's somehow tied in to Obama's recently-announced "Rural Council".
With food shortages near and commodity prices on the raise where is the power and money to be made? Farmland is one area.
Also remember the only way to dig ourselves out of the hole is to be independent and loss of property is one of the communist goals. What better way to remove power from the average person by driving personal property beyond their means?
Land is a vital resource we need to pull ourselves out from where we are going. Learn to be a self sufficient as possible.
Not grow food on it? Controlling food supply is an effective way to control a population.
And Obama will keep turning water off for American farmlands, as he’s done in California.
Thanks. I’m sick of naive people. They get used and we get abused.
Any organization with a name like that is subversive. I learned that about 30 years ago when they had all the young college kids out collecting for them. Get control of the food supply will make the owner a slave driver! People are so naive! We become the salves without a whimper!
Flooded farmland becomes much richer in nutrients than ever before, thus much more valuable! Don’t forget they cause a crisis, then they swoop in with “solutions”, and more than our freedoms are lost!
“When food gets scarce, people get panicky. Panic and chaos is what the progressives want.”
When food gets scarce, governments get overthrown and those that were in charge get stood up against a wall. I doubt liberals want that or they have forgotten history.
You asked: “so why is it a bad thing he is buying farmland? i dont get it. what are they going to do with it? just asking”
Jim Rogers (Soros’ hedge-fund partner —30 years ago), recently wrote this in the India Times:
Fund Managers can become farmers: Jim Rogers
4 Jun 2009, 0005 hrs IST, ET Bureau
“Right now, there are huge subsidies around the world for farmers to plant corn, maize, for instance, so that they can be converted into energy. If energy prices go higher, there will be even more of that. ...
... genetically-modified crops will increase productivity. What makes you so bullish on agriculture?
It doesn’t matter. The world has been consuming more than it produced. Food inventories are at a multi-decade low. And we haven’t had any bad weather. We had isolated cases of droughts and things. That may never happen again. But if it does, the prices of food would go through the roof.
If there is climate change taking place, the best way to participate is through agriculture or through agriculture products. There are many positive things happening. Right now, there is a shortage of everything in agriculture seeds, fertilisers, tractors, tractor tyres. We have a shortage of farmers because farming has been a horrible business for the past 30 years. ....”
About 30 to 35 years ago Osprig and Wasprig paid college kids to collect for them. I knew at that time this organization was subversive. May have been a close cousin to Soros’ organization!
About 30 to 35 years ago Osprig and Wasprig paid college kids to collect for them. I knew at that time this organization was subversive. May have been a close cousin to Soros organization!
Birds of a feather......
Paid them to collect what?
“so why is it a bad thing he is buying farmland? i dont get it. what are they going to do with it? just asking”
Build new infrastructure at taxpayer expense to prevent further flooding. Remember, the rats always have an agenda. This could explain why they want to use another trillion on shovel ready jobs.
Although I would think shovel ready wouldn’t work when everything is flooded out.
Millions of acre feet of water within a mile of dried up peach and almond trees. And that desolation reaches for 200 miles to the south and 80 miles to the east.
The undisputed most productive farm land in the world has been taken out of production by government fiat. They have turned it back into desert for posterity.
In case you're wondering, there is NO drought here. We've had above average precipitation for 2years in a row...with this last years being OVER DOUBLE the average. Agencies are freaking out over what to do with all of the water which is STILL barreling down out of the mountains. Every lake full...every river brimming to the top of the levee.
Not sure what the complaint about buying farm land is, or even if there is a complaint. He’s gotta put the money somewhere. Stocks are bad. Gold has already ballooned. Treasuries will default. Food rots. Ammunition pays no dividend. He thinks farm land is his best choice.
I don’t think that even Soros can buy enough farmland to corner the food production market. But it is an indicator that he is positioning himself to profit in food commodities which will rise in price as the currency continues to inflate.
what is anyone who doesn't understand that doing on FR. Just asking.
>Paid them to collect what?<
Not the garbage, Nickname. MONEY.
Leave it fallow to cause mass starvation. Controlling the food supply is how communists control the population.