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SAfrica: Black farmers sell farms back to whites
Associated Press ^ | August 31, 2011

Posted on 08/31/2011 10:42:33 AM PDT by Free ThinkerNY

JOHANNESBURG (AP) -- South Africa's minister of land reform says black farmers have resold nearly 30 percent of the white farmland bought for them by the government - often back to the previous white owners.

Minister Gugile Nkwinti announced the startling indicator of failure at Wednesday's launch of a long-delayed government policy paper to revitalize plans to more equitably distribute agricultural land, redressing historical wrongs.

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KEYWORDS: 2steal; 2stealitagain; farming; redistribution; southafrica
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1 posted on 08/31/2011 10:42:37 AM PDT by Free ThinkerNY
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To: Free ThinkerNY

“failed for lack of support........”?????????????????


2 posted on 08/31/2011 10:45:34 AM PDT by yldstrk (My heroes have always been cowboys)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

This isn’t really a black and white issue really.

The days of the family farmer squeaking out an existance off the land are long gone, it doesn’t matter what color you are.


3 posted on 08/31/2011 10:46:25 AM PDT by TexasFreeper2009 (Obama = Epic Fail)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

Who in his right mind would want to get on that merry-go-round?


4 posted on 08/31/2011 10:49:06 AM PDT by LibWhacker
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To: Free ThinkerNY

Was this land even farm land when the whites settled the region?


5 posted on 08/31/2011 10:49:12 AM PDT by Paleo Conservative
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To: TexasFreeper2009

“This isn’t really a black and white issue really.”

You obviously haven’t kept up with what has been going down there. White farmers were run off the farms, the farms under black ownership failed to produce crops, blacks want whites back to make food. Screw them.


6 posted on 08/31/2011 10:53:20 AM PDT by CodeToad (Islam needs to be banned in the US and treated as a criminal enterprise.)
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To: yldstrk
No..

..probably failed because the machinery broke down and crops could not be grown.......because all the crop seeds were eaten.

7 posted on 08/31/2011 10:55:30 AM PDT by B.O. Plenty (Give war a chance...)
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To: Free ThinkerNY
Now go hire Blackwater to secure the perimeter
8 posted on 08/31/2011 10:57:20 AM PDT by normy (Don't take it personally, just take it seriously.)
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To: B.O. Plenty

I was quoting out of the article.........


9 posted on 08/31/2011 10:58:25 AM PDT by yldstrk (My heroes have always been cowboys)
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To: Free ThinkerNY
Rhodesians took worthless African land and turned it into the bread basket of Africa.

Mugabe's thugs stole the farm land from the Rhodesian farmers because it was valuable.

The thugs then ran the farms(along with the whole country, BTW) into the ground so badly that these farms have become worthless.

Now they are selling the Farms back to the same Rhodesian farmers they stole the farms from the in the first place so the country, and the rest of the region, does not starve.

Hope and change comes to Zimbabwe after Mugabe's wealth redistribution destroyed every ones wealth and has made all equal in misery.

Nice look into the future of America after Obama “spreads the wealth around”.

And we wonder why our economy gets driven further into the ground despite trillions in borrowed dollars getting pumped into the economy.

No amount of pumping will produce positive results if you can't prime the pump. Obama has drained the prime from the pump of the American economy with his anti-business, anti-energy, anti-freedom and anti - American policies.

10 posted on 08/31/2011 10:59:34 AM PDT by rdcbn
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To: Free ThinkerNY

Yeah this farmin bee too hard!


11 posted on 08/31/2011 11:02:30 AM PDT by Cheetahcat (Carnival commie side show, started November 4 2008 ,A date that will live in Infamy.)
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To: Paleo Conservative
"Was this land even farm land when the whites settled the region?"

Were there blacks living in what is now known as South Africa when the whites arrived. I have seen some reports that the blacks came south at the same time as the whites came on shore. Very politically incorrect, but .....

12 posted on 08/31/2011 11:06:02 AM PDT by I am Richard Brandon
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To: Free ThinkerNY

All they ever wanted was money. They didn’t want to work any farms. They just wanted a payout. The gov’t hasn’t any real money to give them, but the white landowners do.


13 posted on 08/31/2011 11:07:49 AM PDT by ltc8k6
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To: Free ThinkerNY

Starving socialist people steal the land from the workers that make the food and farms work, the socialists go bankrupt and starve after they manage the farms, the farmers buy it back and the cycle starts over. Who’d thunk it?


14 posted on 08/31/2011 11:09:07 AM PDT by vetvetdoug
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To: Free ThinkerNY

What’s going to stop the blacks from marauding and stealing the land again once the white farmers turn the farms back around?


15 posted on 08/31/2011 11:09:31 AM PDT by bereanway
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To: Free ThinkerNY

“long-delayed government policy paper to revitalize plans to more equitably distribute agricultural land, redressing historical wrongs.”

Then the farms should be GIVEN back.


16 posted on 08/31/2011 11:11:11 AM PDT by Spok
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To: vetvetdoug
Starving socialist people steal the land from the workers that make the food and farms work, the socialists go bankrupt and starve after they manage the farms, the farmers buy it back and the cycle starts over. Who’d thunk it?

Of course, Stalin solved that little problem, he just killed the farmers.

17 posted on 08/31/2011 11:12:14 AM PDT by dfwgator
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To: Free ThinkerNY

“redressing historical wrongs”

I was told by a South African that the black Africans who were the darlings of the anti-Apartheid lamestream misleadia had never lived in that region before the whites had transformed it into an actual modern nation.

They came south looking for work, which was not available in countries run by black Africans, and through decades of whining and terrorism managed to take over, with Kamarad Nelson “Little Stalin” Mandela at their head, and turned a fine country into a disaster.

Now they’re trying to escape the consequences of their own evil with a little cash in hand.

As soon as the whites build it up again, the world’s leftards will turn it over to the blacks again.

Nothing will ever be right as long as a single leftard draws the breath of life.


18 posted on 08/31/2011 11:13:06 AM PDT by dsc (Any attempt to move a government to the left is a crime against humanity.)
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To: LibWhacker

You mean a merry-go-round with machetes?


19 posted on 08/31/2011 11:13:06 AM PDT by Crucial
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To: rdcbn

Excellent observations.


20 posted on 08/31/2011 11:14:01 AM PDT by himno hero (Obamas theme...Death to America...The crusaders will pay!)
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To: CodeToad

You think if I walked up to a random person on the street (of any color) and gave them 10 acres and a mule that they could compete with multinational agri-business?

lol

Of course it was wrong to take land away from white farmers. But it wouldn’t have mattered who they gave it to, a family farmer just can’t compete.


21 posted on 08/31/2011 11:14:35 AM PDT by TexasFreeper2009 (Obama = Epic Fail)
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To: dsc

....Pssst.....

Don’t tell that hypocritical prick Bono. It will shatter his feel-good-about-my-rock-star-self liberal world.


22 posted on 08/31/2011 11:17:27 AM PDT by EyeGuy (2012: When the Levee Breaks)
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To: I am Richard Brandon

IIRC, the Zulus were moving south about the same time the Boers moved north (to escape the British). The local aboriginal population didn’t stand a chance, although on balance it was better to be conquered by the Boers.


23 posted on 08/31/2011 11:18:07 AM PDT by sphinx
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To: I am Richard Brandon
Were there blacks living in what is now known as South Africa when the whites arrived.

No. The native South Africans were the San People, aka Bushmen/Hottentots. Many of them were killed off by blacks migrating from the north and whites settling the south and moving further inland. The San are more brown and I think shorter in statue.

The whites were in what is now SA before the blacks, but not before the San.

San People

Google and there are many links for the San People.

24 posted on 08/31/2011 11:24:28 AM PDT by Will88
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To: Free ThinkerNY
apparemtly farming is hard work.

who knew?

25 posted on 08/31/2011 11:25:00 AM PDT by Pietro
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To: normy

Maybe they can get a deal on great town cars like the Marauder Richard Hammond drove around...

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uHyIGP0XxYE


26 posted on 08/31/2011 11:26:06 AM PDT by wally_bert (It's sheer elegance in its simplicity! - The Middleman)
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To: rdcbn

I’ve had the privilege of meeting and getting to know some Rhodesians. To a man they seem level-headed and tough as nails. But there are subjects you don’t broach with them, though, especially not in mixed company and EXTRA ESPECIALLY not when Eric Holder’s People are present. Hoo boy!


27 posted on 08/31/2011 11:28:02 AM PDT by jboot
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To: TexasFreeper2009

You should really get off that line of logic. This isn’t about farm science. I know you just want to make that point but that point isn’t relative to the story. This is about racism.


28 posted on 08/31/2011 11:29:44 AM PDT by CodeToad (Islam needs to be banned in the US and treated as a criminal enterprise.)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

Hating whitey don’t grow food apparently!


29 posted on 08/31/2011 11:30:21 AM PDT by rawcatslyentist (It is necessary that a person be born of a father who is a citizen; ~Vattel's Law of Nations)
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To: LibWhacker

The white African farmer repurchasing his farm from those who strongarmed it from him takes the term sucker bet to a new level.


30 posted on 08/31/2011 11:32:56 AM PDT by chuckee
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To: Free ThinkerNY

I know there are a lot of black farmers, however, overall it’s the white farmers that feed the world.


31 posted on 08/31/2011 11:34:59 AM PDT by shield (Rev 2:9 Woe unto those who say they are Judahites and are not, but are of the syna GOG ue of Satan.)
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To: Pietro

Worse than that, farming is work!


32 posted on 08/31/2011 11:36:20 AM PDT by Redleg Duke ("Madison, Wisconsin is 30 square miles surrounded by reality.", L. S. Dryfus)
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To: Paleo Conservative

AAHHHH—That would be..... NO.


33 posted on 08/31/2011 11:36:38 AM PDT by ridesthemiles
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To: CodeToad

Time for the “white” farmers to form a cartel and charge exhorbitant prices for the food they produce.


34 posted on 08/31/2011 11:46:34 AM PDT by MrB (The difference between a Humanist and a Satanist - the latter knows whom he's working for)
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To: ltc8k6

Just like here in America -

if “reparations” became law and all of whitey’s wealth was confiscated and redistibuted “to the rightful owners”,

it would be back in the hands of the same people within a generation.


35 posted on 08/31/2011 11:48:02 AM PDT by MrB (The difference between a Humanist and a Satanist - the latter knows whom he's working for)
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To: Will88
There's also the movie The Gods Must Be Crazy about what happens when an empty Coca Cola bottle lands among a group of San people who have no knowledge of the outside world.
36 posted on 08/31/2011 11:53:20 AM PDT by Verginius Rufus
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To: CodeToad
"You obviously haven’t kept up with what has been going down there. White farmers were run off the farms, the farms under black ownership failed to produce crops, blacks want whites back to make food. Screw them."

Same to be said for Zimbabwe, the former breadbasket of Africa, and now a complete ruin. I keep trying to figure out why so many countries in Africa have such non-productive societies. I know it's not the color of their skin because of all the fine value-oriented blacks. It must be a cultural thing. Plus, there are the few African nations that are self-sufficient.

As I've said many times in the past - I am a culturalist. I believe that certain cultures have bettered the advancement of mankind throughout history. However, PC is quickly reversing that virtue in places such as Greece and England. Best guess, it always comes down to the "gimmes", as I call them, and the leadership they install or dictatorships they refuse to fight.

The USA is now on that same trajectory - with a bullet as seen by obambi, reid, pelosi, and ilk. American cultural values are dying and if not changed, we will eventually become a second or third-world nation like the above. It may take us longer, but we are on the same PC "gimme" path if we don't change course asap.

37 posted on 08/31/2011 11:59:17 AM PDT by A Navy Vet (An Oath Is Forever.)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

Keep


38 posted on 08/31/2011 12:00:16 PM PDT by vanilla swirl (We are the Patrick Henry we have been waiting for!)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

Wonder how they’ll sell the farms back to the whites they murdered to steel their land?


39 posted on 08/31/2011 12:00:33 PM PDT by RickB444 (What one receives without working for, another must work for without receiving.)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9n9wSKiSEUw


40 posted on 08/31/2011 12:20:46 PM PDT by Dick Bachert (The 2012 election is coming. Seems we have MORE TRASH TO REMOVE!)
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To: A Navy Vet; Hotlanta Mike; Silentgypsy; repubmom; HANG THE EXPENSE; Nepeta; Bikkuri; Plummz; ...
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Check out # 37.

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41 posted on 08/31/2011 12:35:47 PM PDT by LucyT
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To: A Navy Vet

Non-Africans have Neanderthal genes.

I can’t help but wonder do these primitive genes give some paradoxical civilizing (in the sense of being able to organize and support cities) advantage?


42 posted on 08/31/2011 12:46:00 PM PDT by null and void (Day 950 of America's holiday from reality...)
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To: TexasFreeper2009
You think if I walked up to a random person on the street (of any color) and gave them 10 acres and a mule that they could compete with multinational agri-business?

I'd starve. I have the ultimate brown thumb, I even managed to kill an air-fern!

43 posted on 08/31/2011 12:49:35 PM PDT by null and void (Day 950 of America's holiday from reality...)
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To: dsc

“.....Nothing will ever be right as long as a single leftard draws the breath of life.”

Bears repeating.


44 posted on 08/31/2011 1:01:04 PM PDT by rockinqsranch (Dems, Libs, Socialists, call 'em what you will, they ALL have fairies livin' in their trees.)
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To: A Navy Vet; LucyT
Makes sense, considering that the average IQ for blacks in Africa is only 70, or two standard deviations below normal. Only about 2% of the population of the United States has an IQ of below 70. Considering that an IQ of 55-70 is considered to be mild mental retardation, as many as half the population of Africa could be mentally retarded.

Source:
  1. A 60-page review of the scientific evidence, some based on state-of-the-art magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) of brain size, has concluded that race differences in average IQ are largely genetic.
  2. June 2005 issue of Psychology, Public Policy, and Law, Vol. 11, No. 2.

45 posted on 08/31/2011 1:15:42 PM PDT by Brown Deer (Pray for 0bama. Psalm 109:8)
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To: Free ThinkerNY
Why the whites would buy it back makes NO sense to me.

They'll just come steal it back when it starts making money again.

46 posted on 08/31/2011 1:19:01 PM PDT by Lazamataz (If Hitler had been as lazy as Obama, the 1940's would have been a very nice decade!!)
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To: Lazamataz

Pretty much a cycle you see with those of a leftist mentality -

“look, they got stuff! let’s take it!”
take stuff, capital, it goes to hell because of lack of work ethic, knowledge, and dilligence
“hey, that’s not fair! it doesn’t work for us! take it back!”
take it back, make it productive because of work ethic, knowledge, and dilligence
“hey, that’s not fair! you got Stuff! let’s take it!”


47 posted on 08/31/2011 1:21:48 PM PDT by MrB (The difference between a Humanist and a Satanist - the latter knows whom he's working for)
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To: TexasFreeper2009
The days of the family farmer squeaking out an existance off the land are long gone, it doesn’t matter what color you are.

Not so, my wife's uncle and his son farm about 4,000 acres in the Red River Valley in North Dakota. They are smart, make money and are very good at what they do. They farm mostly Corn and Soybeans.

48 posted on 08/31/2011 1:24:15 PM PDT by Sawdring
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To: ridesthemiles; I am Richard Brandon
AAHHHH—That would be..... NO.

That's what I thought!

49 posted on 08/31/2011 1:30:09 PM PDT by Paleo Conservative
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To: A Navy Vet

Have you read ‘Into the Cannibal’s Pot: Lessons for America from Post-Apartheid South Africa’?


50 posted on 08/31/2011 1:45:23 PM PDT by iopscusa (El Vaquero. (SC Lowcountry Cowboy))
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