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The Corn Is Dying All Over America
The Economic Collapse ^ | 7/10/2012 | Michael Snyder

Posted on 07/10/2012 8:56:04 AM PDT by JohnKinAK

All over America the corn is dying. If drought conditions persist in the middle part of the country, wheat and soybeans will be next. Weeks of intense heat combined with extraordinarily dry conditions have brought many U.S. corn farmers to the brink of total disaster. If there is not significant rainfall soon, many farmers will be financially ruined. This period of time is particularly important for corn because this is when pollination is supposed to happen. But the unprecedented heat and the extremely dry conditions are playing havoc with that process. With each passing day things get even worse. We have seen the price of a bushel of corn soar 41 percent since June 14th. That is an astounding rise. You may not eat much corn directly, but it is important to realize that corn or corn syrup is just about in everything these days. Just look at your food labels. In the United States today, approximately 75 percent of all processed foods contain corn. So a huge rise in the price of corn is going to be felt all over the supermarket. Corn is also widely used to feed livestock, and if this crisis continues we are going to see a significant rise in meat and dairy prices as well. Food prices in America have already been rising at a steady pace, and so this is definitely not welcome news.

The weather conditions in the middle part of the country during the last couple of months have been highly unusual. The following is from a recent article in the Los Angeles Times....

It's not that the Midwest hasn't been extremely hot before, and it's not that it hasn't been incredibly dry.

But it's unusual for a vast swath of the Midwest to be so very hot and so very dry for so very long -- particularly this early in the summer.

The current heat wave -- which is spurring comparisons to the catastrophic heat of 1936 -- is "out of whack," meteorologist Jim Keeney said Friday in an interview with the Los Angeles Times. Corn crops typically pollinate and mature in June and early July. That is why this time of the year is so vitally important for corn. We have reached a make it or break it moment.

The following is how an Accuweather.com report described what is happening right now....

Either heat or drought can stress the stalks, but both can basically shut down the pollination process. When this happens few, small or no ears of corn form.

According to AccuWeather.com Agricultural Meteorologists, you can't raise a corn crop with less than an inch of rain over six weeks, combined with 100-degree and higher temperatures. However, these conditions have taken place in much of the southern corn belt through the week of July 4, 2012. If pollination does not happen, corn farmers might as well give up.

Just check out what agricultural economist Chris Hurt said the other day....

"Pollination problems just can’t be overcome, even if the weather turns. There’s no turning back. There’s just failure."

At this point, half of all corn in the state of Indiana is already in poor shape.

With each passing day, the condition of the corn gets even worse.

As a recent article in the Chicago Tribune detailed, many farmers feel completely helpless at the moment....

Dave Kestel, who farms about 1,300 acres in Manhattan about 40 miles southwest of Chicago, said he feels helpless.

"Every day you get out there and it's the same heat and cloudless sky," he said. "You see your corn just withering out there, knowing you can't do anything about it."

The United States is suffering from a severe lack of rain. Just look at the chart posted below. According to the U.S. Drought Monitor, most of the country is experiencing drought conditions right now....

These drought conditions have also played a major role in the huge number of wildfires that we have seen lately.

There are a few northern states that are not feeling the drought right now, but otherwise the rest of the country is extremely dry.

So what does all of this mean for you and I?

A recent article by Holly Deyo summarized why we should all be praying for rain....

Since 75% of grocery store products use corn as a key ingredient, expect food prices to skyrocket. Corn is also a staple in many fast foods. Corn is in ethanol and the main food source or chickens. In addition to this, maize is in many things that aren't obvious like adhesives, aluminum, aspirin, clothing starch, cosmetics, cough syrup, dry cell batteries, envelopes, fiberglass insulation, gelatin capsules, ink, insecticides, paint, penicillin, powders, rugs and carpets, stamps, talcum, toothpaste, wallpaper, and vitamins. That's just for starters...

This is a huge heads up for you to purchase corn-using products NOW before these conditions reflect in grocery goods. It will be a narrow window of opportunity. These thoughts are being echoed by many agricultural economists as well. According to Businessweek, the outlook for U.S. food prices is bleak....

"When people look at rising prices for hamburger, butter, eggs and other protein sources from higher corn costs, that’s when more money ends up in the food basket," said Minneapolis- based Michael Swanson, a senior agricultural economist at Wells Fargo & Co., the biggest U.S. farm lender. "We were hoping for a break, and we aren’t going to get it." Unfortunately, the fact that the corn is dying all over America is not just a problem for the United States.

As Businessweek also recently noted, the fate of U.S. corn affects the entire globe....

When rain doesn’t fall in Iowa, it’s not just Des Moines that starts fretting. Food buyers from Addis Ababa to Beijing all are touched by the fate of the corn crop in the U.S., the world’s breadbasket in an era when crop shortages mean riots.

This year they have reason to be concerned. Stockpiles of corn in the U.S. tumbled 48 percent between March and June, the biggest drop since 1996, the U.S. Department of Agriculture said last week. And that was before drought hit the Midwest.

The United States is the world’s biggest exporter of corn by far, and if there is a massive corn crop failure in America it is going to be felt to the four corners of the earth.

Just check out what Abdolreza Abbassian, a senior economist with the U.N. Food & Agriculture Organization, said the other day....

"Everyone watches the U.S. because they can rely on it. Without it, the world would starve." Back in February, I wrote an article that suggested that we could see dust bowl conditions return to the middle part of this country in the years ahead.

A lot of people were skeptical of that article.

Not quite as many people are skeptical today.

The following is from a recent article posted on MSNBC entitled "Fears of new Dust Bowl as heat, drought shrivel corn in Midwest"....

Crop insurance agents and agricultural economists are watching closely, a few comparing the situation with the devastating drought of 1988, when corn yields shriveled significantly, while some farmers have begun alluding, unhappily, to the Dust Bowl of the 1930s. Far more is at stake in the coming pivotal days: with the brief, delicate phase of pollination imminent in many states, miles and miles of corn will rise or fall on whether rain soon appears and temperatures moderate. As I wrote about last week, if the weather does not turn around soon the implications are going to be staggering.

Even if we got some significant rainfall at this point a tremendous amount of damage has already been done according to the Washington Post....

Jay Armstrong, owner and operator of Armstong Farms in Kansas, flew his small plane over a portion of the affected area and landed with the impression that the potential damage is far worse than is commonly understood.

“At this time of year, when you look down in a place like Indiana or Illinois, you should see just lush green fields,” Armstrong said. “I saw bare soil. I just thought to myself, the market has no idea what’s coming.” So is there significant rain in the forecast?

Unfortunately, the answer is no.

The National Weather Service says that the corn belt will experience "above-normal temperatures" and "below-normal rainfall" over the next week.

At this point it does not look like there will be any significant rainfall for the foreseeable future....

"We got a break in the temperatures over the weekend but no rain of significance is in sight for next seven days," said Jim Keeney, a meteorologist for the National Weather Service the US central region based in Kansas City, Missouri. Needless to say, that is really bad news.

Right now we just have more heat and more dryness to look forward to. The skies are like iron and the earth is like brass. We like to think that we have conquered nature, but at moments such as these we see that is not true at all.

A couple of weeks ago I wrote an article about all of the reasons why we should be concerned about the second half of 2012. In that article I did not even mention drought and crop failures. Sometimes major problems have a way of piling on top of themselves.

The U.S. economy is already in bad enough shape without adding major crop failures to the mix. This is something that we just don't need right now.

But it looks like we are going to have to deal with it. Unless there is a major change in the weather, food prices are going to go up even more and large numbers of farmers and ranchers are going to be absolutely devastated.

Let us all pray for rain. We desperately need it.


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1 posted on 07/10/2012 8:56:11 AM PDT by JohnKinAK
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To: JohnKinAK

Actually its doing fine in some places and not so fine in others.

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-chat/2904675/posts


2 posted on 07/10/2012 8:59:48 AM PDT by cripplecreek (What does it profit a man if he gains the whole world but loses his soul?)
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To: JohnKinAK

Prayer and repentance.

That’s the only cure.


3 posted on 07/10/2012 9:00:14 AM PDT by EternalVigilance (A Choice, not an Etch-A-Sketch. TomHoefling.com)
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To: JohnKinAK
...and yet the ethanol mandates will stand.
4 posted on 07/10/2012 9:00:39 AM PDT by Roccus
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To: EternalVigilance

AMEN!


5 posted on 07/10/2012 9:01:31 AM PDT by mardi59 (THE REBELLION IS ON!!!)
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To: JohnKinAK

It’s not all dying. Yields are being impacted. Some states much worse than others.

Chicken little alarmists are chasing for blog hits. It’s a nasty addiction.


6 posted on 07/10/2012 9:03:24 AM PDT by listenhillary (Courts, law enforcement, roads and national defense should be the extent of government)
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To: listenhillary

Corn Prices Soar as Midwest Bakes
The Crop’s Futures are Approaching Record Set in June 2011

http://online.wsj.com/article/SB10001424052702303292204577517181109756756.html


7 posted on 07/10/2012 9:07:31 AM PDT by ilovesarah2012
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To: cripplecreek

Much of the Indiana corn crop is already gone. I’ve seen several farmers have already turned over the fields. Most crops are 3’ tall and tasselled.

There are a few green fields out there but they are few.


8 posted on 07/10/2012 9:07:31 AM PDT by Tenacious 1 (The Click-&-Paste Media exists & works in Utopia, riding unicorns & sniffing pixy dust.)
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To: EternalVigilance
Prayer and repentance.

The only cure in November as well.

9 posted on 07/10/2012 9:09:29 AM PDT by LucianOfSamasota (Tanstaafl - its not just for breakfast anymore...)
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To: cripplecreek
“Actually its doing fine in some places and not so fine in others.”

I think there is going to be much more damage/loss than many people think.
I have an ag background and am sitting here in the middle of Iowa.
In past years there was subsoil moisture the crops could pull on even if dry up top; that is gone. Last year used up subsoil moisture from the ground.
Good stable parts of Iowa are hurting bad; no rain the forcast. Iowa is usually as stable as it gets for getting rain.
Better plant genetics will help over past years; but it's just brutal. Very dry. Heat has mitigated from last week; but looks to warm up again next week.

There have been pockets that have had some rains; but not widespread ones. Corn has a narrow time window to get a grain of pollen down a silk to make each kernel. It needs plant moisture to do that. Once that window passes; it's over.

Soybeans can compensate somewhat if they get better conditions later; they can possibly pop new flowers out and set new pods.

10 posted on 07/10/2012 9:10:07 AM PDT by HereInTheHeartland ("The writing is on the wall - Unions are screwed. reformist2 10:04 PM #27")
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To: listenhillary
It’s not all dying. Yields are being impacted. Some states much worse than others.

It's fair to say not all are dying. But here in Indiana, most of the corn crop south of Kokomo and north of Bloomington is gone. Farmers have already turned over the fields in a lot of cases. No corn is taller than about 3' around here (not knee high by 4th of July). In most years, corn is 6' tall by now. I know of one area within 5 miles of me that has some green crops that have not yet sprouted tasles.

If IN is any indication of the rest of the midwest, it's pretty bad.

11 posted on 07/10/2012 9:12:01 AM PDT by Tenacious 1 (The Click-&-Paste Media exists & works in Utopia, riding unicorns & sniffing pixy dust.)
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To: listenhillary
Chicken little alarmists

Nope. This article is right on. In the first place, I live on the western end of the corn belt, and it's drier here than I've seen it in my lifetime. And I'm no spring chicken.

And I drove through Iowa, Missouri, Illinois and Indiana this past week. It's bad and getting worse all over.

12 posted on 07/10/2012 9:12:08 AM PDT by EternalVigilance (A Choice, not an Etch-A-Sketch. TomHoefling.com)
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To: JohnKinAK

No corn = no Ethanol. Get ready for $5.00 gasoline this winter.


13 posted on 07/10/2012 9:12:36 AM PDT by McGruff (Support your local Republican candidates. They are our last line of defense.)
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To: listenhillary
It’s not all dying. Yields are being impacted. Some states much worse than others.

Exactly why growing in a lot of different places is good. Michigan fruit cops were pretty much wiped out by frost this year but I'm hearing that they're doing great in the pacific northwest. Prices will rise but we aren't facing a famine anytime soon.
14 posted on 07/10/2012 9:12:36 AM PDT by cripplecreek (What does it profit a man if he gains the whole world but loses his soul?)
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To: cripplecreek

Here in Phoenix area, corn stalks are growing just fine. It was 112 degrees yesterday.


15 posted on 07/10/2012 9:12:36 AM PDT by riri (Plannedopolis-look it up. It's how the elites plan for US to live.)
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To: EternalVigilance
2Ch 7:12-14, "Then the LORD appeared to Solomon by night, and said to him: "I have heard your prayer, and have chosen this place for Myself as a house of sacrifice. When I shut up heaven and there is no rain, or command the locusts to devour the land, or send pestilence among My people, if My people who are called by My name will humble themselves, and pray and seek My face, and turn from their wicked ways, then I will hear from heaven, and will forgive their sin and heal their land."

Let's not forget the key part of this passage and acknowledge that our country is now under judgment.

16 posted on 07/10/2012 9:12:52 AM PDT by ducttape45
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To: EternalVigilance

WE ALL GONNA DIE!!!!!


17 posted on 07/10/2012 9:14:19 AM PDT by Uncle Lonny
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To: JohnKinAK

Dust Bowl II or Born yesterday Journalism?


18 posted on 07/10/2012 9:14:19 AM PDT by central_va ( I won't be reconstructed and I do not give a damn.)
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To: JohnKinAK

If this wasn’t happening in a region where Obama had no chance at all to win anything, I’d say we were looking at the next big bailout. The “Corn Hole” bailout. But he probably won’t even bother, seeing nothing but a sea of red on the electoral map there.


19 posted on 07/10/2012 9:15:49 AM PDT by Scott from the Left Coast
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To: LucianOfSamasota
The only cure in November as well.

I'd like to see the arrogant ONE, say:

Food prices must necessarily skyrocket.

Which is why you can't voluntarily manufacture skyrocketing prices in gasoline-electricity-medical care in case acts of nature come along like this.

20 posted on 07/10/2012 9:16:26 AM PDT by cicero2k
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To: ducttape45

I call that “the Big IF.”


21 posted on 07/10/2012 9:17:57 AM PDT by EternalVigilance (A Choice, not an Etch-A-Sketch. TomHoefling.com)
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To: McGruff
"...Get ready for $5.00 gasoline this winter...."

If high gas prices helps in part to rid ourselves of Obama, I'm game.

Anybody
But
Obama
22 posted on 07/10/2012 9:18:00 AM PDT by NCC-1701 (In Memphis on January 20, 2009, pump price were $1.49. We all know what happened after that.)
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To: cicero2k

Carbs for the Carb throne!

(if you get this i know how you spend way too much money ;) )


23 posted on 07/10/2012 9:19:28 AM PDT by Bidimus1
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To: EternalVigilance
Prayer and repentance. That’s the only cure.

The country has always gone through these too much rain/too much heat/just right cycles. Has nothing to do with God or immorality. It's called a weather cycle.

24 posted on 07/10/2012 9:24:36 AM PDT by trailhkr1 (That which can be asserted without evidence, can be dismissed without evidence - Christopher Hitchen)
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To: EternalVigilance

You think it’s punishment?


25 posted on 07/10/2012 9:25:32 AM PDT by stuartcr ("When silence speaks, it speaks only to those that have already decided what they want to hear.")
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To: JohnKinAK

This is something that could happen in the old Soviet Union. At that thought, maybe we are the old Soviet Union!


26 posted on 07/10/2012 9:26:19 AM PDT by jonrick46 (Countdown to 11-06-2012)
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To: JohnKinAK

27 posted on 07/10/2012 9:28:47 AM PDT by dfwgator (FUJR (not you, Jim))
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To: Tenacious 1

“It’s fair to say not all are dying. But here in Indiana, most of the corn crop south of Kokomo and north of Bloomington is gone. Farmers have already turned over the fields in a lot of cases. No corn is taller than about 3’ around here (not knee high by 4th of July). In most years, corn is 6’ tall by now. I know of one area within 5 miles of me that has some green crops that have not yet sprouted tasles.

If IN is any indication of the rest of the midwest, it’s pretty bad.”

The corn I’m growing in KY, all one billionth of an acre of it (lol), is about 3 feet high and any ears are no more than 3 inches in diameter and no more than 4 inches long.


28 posted on 07/10/2012 9:29:01 AM PDT by WKUHilltopper (And yet...we continue to tolerate this crap...)
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To: JohnKinAK

Some years crops are good and some years they are bad. That is normal.


29 posted on 07/10/2012 9:29:20 AM PDT by Kirkwood (Zombie Hunter)
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To: Tenacious 1

I was out in NE Iowa last week and the corn was turning that silvery green. Not good at all.

B-I-L has half his farm planted in corn and he’s worried.

Was doing some planting for my mom in her garden and was digging down a foot. The “black” earth was gray and dry as a bone.


30 posted on 07/10/2012 9:29:30 AM PDT by PeteB570 ( Islam is the sea in which the Terrorist Shark swims. The deeper the sea the larger the shark.)
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To: JohnKinAK

It’s the British.


31 posted on 07/10/2012 9:29:50 AM PDT by blueunicorn6 ("A crack shot and a good dancer")
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To: stuartcr
You think it’s punishment?

2-3 years ago we had so much corn, the farmers did not know what to do with it. Amazing how people pick up Biblical prophecies over normal weather cycles.

32 posted on 07/10/2012 9:29:55 AM PDT by trailhkr1 (That which can be asserted without evidence, can be dismissed without evidence - Christopher Hitchen)
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To: EternalVigilance

Rain might help...


33 posted on 07/10/2012 9:30:27 AM PDT by null and void (Day 1266 of our ObamaVacation from reality - Heroes aren't made Frank, they're cornered...)
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To: JohnKinAK

Corn seems to be doing fine here along the Missouri river valley. Location and irrigation makes a big difference despite the heat and sketchy rainfall.


34 posted on 07/10/2012 9:30:34 AM PDT by RJS1950 (The democrats are the "enemies foreign and domestic" cited in the federal oath)
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To: JohnKinAK; All

RIGHT NOW, Corn is $721.25 on the markets (100 Bushels).

The real problem isn’t going to be this fall, it’s going to be NEXT SUMMER as corn stocks deplete, and the feds still require 10% Ethanol in gasoline.

The price of corn (and hence Ethanol), is going to SOAR.


35 posted on 07/10/2012 9:31:35 AM PDT by tcrlaf (Election 2012: THE RAPTURE OF THE DEMOCRATS)
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To: JohnKinAK
The Corn Is Dying All Over America

except on late night talk shows, at the EPA, and at the Obama Election Campaign.

36 posted on 07/10/2012 9:32:03 AM PDT by Uncle Chip
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To: JohnKinAK

Not that it’s the Corn Belt, but I was just driving through the Harrisburg, PA area. The corn in the fields there is dried up from the ground about 1/3 up the stalks. It there isn’t a good rainfall in another week or two, it’s a goner.


37 posted on 07/10/2012 9:32:56 AM PDT by randita
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To: EternalVigilance

Seriously, I agree.

I have resisted saying this for a long, long time.

But now I think America is under judgement.

This idiot nation elected a “leader” whose legislative work knocks off babies, laughs about it, enables gay marriage, destroys traditional marriage, enables Israel’s enemies, and treats Israel badly while pretending to be a “friend”.

Although I posted a humor thread, there are some real “friends of Obama” on there and their exploits.

Surprise, surprise, they’re Israel-haters and Joooo-haters.


38 posted on 07/10/2012 9:33:24 AM PDT by F15Eagle (1 John 5:4-5, 4:15, 5:13; John 3:17-18, 6:69, 11:25, 14:6, 20:31; Rom10:8-11; 1 Tim 2:5; Titus 3:4-5)
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To: Roccus

I detest the ethanol program but would hate it less if they used a non food such as saw grass. At least we have a growing number of stations with ethanol free premium. A Holiday station rep reported a 7 cent a gallon incentive to sell it. Can’t you see the savings? I can’t either.


39 posted on 07/10/2012 9:33:37 AM PDT by mcshot (God bless the USA! OMG PLEASE vote ABO or OWW and our Country dies.)
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To: JohnKinAK

Last year Ohio had record rainfall...

I was beginning to think I lived in Seattle.

Ohio cities swamped with record rain in 2011
http://www.daytondailynews.com/news/ohio-news/ohio-cities-swamped-with-record-rain-in-2011-1306663.html
CINCINNATI — Ohio has closed out a soaker of a year that washed out annual rainfall records throughout the state.

The National Weather Service says Cleveland in 2011 got more than a foot of rain above its old high mark for rainfall during one year. The city received 65.32 inches of rain last year, compared to the previous record of 53.83 inches in 1990.

Cincinnati had its wettest year with 73.28 inches. That shatters the old record of 57.58 inches, also from 1990.

Columbus and Toledo edged past their previous highs for yearly rainfall. Youngstown got about 54 inches during 2011, more than 3 inches above a record that had stood for 100 years.


40 posted on 07/10/2012 9:33:37 AM PDT by TSgt (The only reason I have one in the chamber at all times, is because it is impossible to have two in.)
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To: trailhkr1

Lots of people seem to pick up Biblical prophecies whenever they get a chance.


41 posted on 07/10/2012 9:33:54 AM PDT by stuartcr ("When silence speaks, it speaks only to those that have already decided what they want to hear.")
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To: Uncle Lonny

Did you just quote the worst character in the history of film?


42 posted on 07/10/2012 9:34:22 AM PDT by EEGator
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To: riri
Here in Phoenix area, corn stalks are growing just fine. It was 112 degrees yesterday.

Yes, because

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43 posted on 07/10/2012 9:35:46 AM PDT by Jeff Chandler (I miss Harriet Miers.)
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To: Roccus
...and yet the ethanol mandates will stand.

A great time for the 0bama government to increase the ethanol mandate from 10% to 15%.

The ethanol lobby wants a 50% increase, 0bama needs more campaign money, a win/win deal.

44 posted on 07/10/2012 9:37:19 AM PDT by TYVets (Pure-Gas.org ..... ethanol free gasoline by state and city)
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To: Kirkwood

Quit being sensible. This is clearly a time to freak out and be irrational.


45 posted on 07/10/2012 9:38:05 AM PDT by EEGator
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To: F15Eagle

Why would we be under judgement for something that God knew was going to happen all along? He knew Obama was going to get elected 5000 years ago, didn’t He?


46 posted on 07/10/2012 9:38:22 AM PDT by stuartcr ("When silence speaks, it speaks only to those that have already decided what they want to hear.")
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To: JohnKinAK

looks like El Nino coming which could cause drought in Australia, further hurting grain supplies


47 posted on 07/10/2012 9:39:40 AM PDT by Bulwinkle (Alec, a.k.a. Daffy Duck)
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To: Jeff Chandler

Yeah, I know. Could be a different variety too, I suppose.


48 posted on 07/10/2012 9:39:52 AM PDT by riri (Plannedopolis-look it up. It's how the elites plan for US to live.)
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To: JohnKinAK

What corn is left all has to go into ethanol for fuel. That’s the law. Is a legislated famine entirely unthinkable now? That law will never change except to raise the % of corn in the gas tank.


49 posted on 07/10/2012 9:40:58 AM PDT by arthurus (Read Hazlitt's Economics In One Lesson)
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To: EternalVigilance

I’m afraid the horseman have begun their ride.


50 posted on 07/10/2012 9:41:13 AM PDT by bmwcyle (Corollary - Electing the same person over and over and expecting a different outcome is insanity)
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