Farmers refuse to take BS - cause 700-mile traffic jam in protest

Posted by  $  blarman 2 weeks, 3 days ago to Humor
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Love it! I'm betting they got their point across...

From an economic standpoint, Much of farming and ranching is fixed costs. The actual cattle are variable costs. The proposal was to halve the numbers of livestock - critically cutting into the income a farmer could make while still having to support their fixed costs. Just more stupid bureaucrats - probably ones who don't bat an eye at paying $75 for a steak dinner...
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  • Posted by Lucky 2 weeks, 3 days ago
    Yup.
    Some industries like agriculture have high fixed costs. The variable costs relate to the income potential. The more government intervention there is, the higher the fixed costs- fees, permits, licenses, regulations to follow and so on.
    As for emissions, and the EU .. ..
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  • Posted by CaptainKirk 2 weeks, 1 day ago
    As a CARNIVORE (I eat 99% calories from meat/animals)... This is an attack on Meat to make us less healthy!

    Keep in mind there is a war going on for our health.

    We have had this Stupid VEGAN thing being paid for by The 7th day adventists, who funded the Eggs are bad studies, and many more.
    We now have "Meatless" monday, and have to give up meat to reduce CO2 (never mind, the CO2 from cattle is far lower than they claim, and
    they regenerate the grass and fertilize it)

    But, Keto and Carnivore are catching on. Don't believe me, got to instagram and check out the photos of how healthy these people look!
    Dr. Shawn Baker is fighting back. And Dr. Ken Berry has > 750,000 followers of his YouTube channel which Debunks much of the garbage.
    His book: Lies My Doctor Told Me! breaks it all open.

    Here is Dr. Fung showing/explaining how it is corrupted and KILLING patients: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=z6IO2...

    And, Dr. Berry had his Office burn down 7 months ago. He moved into a new home, he is expecting a baby... And Surprise Surprise.
    Guess whose house just burned down! Now, we don't know the causes yet... But the odds are quite low. I believe this was a new house.
    This is scary. https://thecamdenchronicle.com/breaki...

    Anyone being honest is getting attacked. General Mills and others are going to start Struggling if people eat less crap food. Soda has been in the top 10
    grocery store items every week for decades, and usually in the top 3. They are FIGHTING labeling things with # of teaspoons of sugar in the package and one serving.
    With a graphic! So people can see if they are eating JUNK...

    BTW, here is the Food Pyramid I updated to show the # of teaspoons of sugar/day we are told to consume! https://www.screencast.com/t/kPucXLKc2

    These are scary times!

    The players involved have killed a series of doctors who were studying the impacts of vaccines and comparing to unvaccinated Amish children (where they HAVE NOT HAD the massive increase in Autism. There are many other variables, like WiFi, and other things... And NOTHING gets out of the fake news)
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  • Posted by LibertyBelle 2 weeks, 1 day ago
    Well, I am glad if the farmers managed to stave off the legislation, but I have reservations about cutting off everybody's traffic on a public road. Ayn Rand said, "No one has the[or "a"?] right to clog the streets." I am also curious about an English sentence written on a tractor in the Netherlands. Was this intended to somehow be a message to American environmentalists too?
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    • Posted by  $  2 weeks, 1 day ago
      "I have reservations about cutting off everybody's traffic on a public road."

      Normally, I would agree. But this action represented a threat to the very livelihoods of these farmers/ranchers, so a rather pointed - yet respectful - protest was organized. You can bet that everyone in Holland (and likely Belgium) knows about this bill now and it will go nowhere in the UN as a result.
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  • Posted by  $  25n56il4 2 weeks, 1 day ago
    If it's the additives in the beef that can give us cancer, does anyone believe veggies aren't doused in bug spray?
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    • Posted by  $  1 week, 4 days ago
      Insecticides and herbicides are applied during the growing stages - not during harvest. Fertilizers are just compounds of nitrogen and phosphorus to supplement what the plants take out of the soil during growth. Don't get caught up in the conspiracy theories.
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    • Posted by term2 1 week, 5 days ago
      Dont they need fertilizers to grow veges? Somehow I think those fertilizers either create toxic chemicals during manufacture, or ARE toxic chemicals themselves.
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      • Posted by Lucky 1 week, 3 days ago
        Well blarman above is right.
        But there is a problem with fertilizers, some farmers think if a little is good, more is better.
        Not so. Too much may not harm the crop but it gets carried downstream into waterways where algae and weeds grow so much that rivers are blocked.
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        • Posted by  $  1 week, 3 days ago
          The areas I'm in have no "downstream." None. The farmers take water from the irrigation systems (fed by reservoirs), but its a dead end there. The water goes into the ground. There isn't enough for it to be wasted or rediverted somewhere else. That's pretty typical anywhere west of the Mississippi.

          Are there some newbie farmers who may use too much product? Maybe, but that's a VERY expensive and time-intensive mistake to make on a low-margin business. Had a friend in Montana who sold chemicals and seed and they have a very personal relationship with the individual farmers. They actually work with the farmers to make sure they are applying the recommended amounts of the various products - again because of the cost and time involved. They advise them during the whole process and their advice accounts for the soil and growing conditions of the region. Farmers these days are extremely high-tech. Most of the tractors are upwards of 1/4 million dollars and come with automatic GPS driving systems to help plow the fields. There's even a local company in my area which pioneered moisture sensors for the soil so farmers don't over or under water.
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          • Posted by  $  exceller 1 week, 3 days ago
            Well, I thought farmers are using less and less chemicals these days of the "organic" craze.

            I suspect this whole organic movement is to drive up prices and game the system.

            Some time ago I worked for a company that was making propionic acid by fermentation means. Propionic acid is a chemical used to increase the shelf life of bread.

            When made by chemical synthesis, propionic acid had to be added to the label as an "artificial additive". It had to be printed on the label that a chemical was added which was a negative in the marketing of the bread and customers went for bread that had no such artificial additive.

            Never to worry, the industry tricked the system by making the propionic acid by bacterial fermentation, ergo it became a "natural" product, and the bread was marked "organic".
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  • Posted by  $  Stormi 2 weeks ago
    The one worlders and UN have been after farmers for several decades, as a method of gaining control over people. They have lied to them about global warming, made drainage ditches wetlands, and now are trying ban their products, like meat. It is all one giant hoax. None of the things they put on farmers changes the climate, it is purely sun driven. Cutting out cows, will do nothing to change the weather. They are also lying about the Grand Solar Minimum we are ing, which will bring cold, something farmers need to know. Like a few years ago when we were running out of tree toads, and we could not cross our property without dodging endless tree toads. They are idiots at the UN, faux science, menat only to cotrol and end capitalism and private property ownership..
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  • Posted by  $  Olduglycarl 2 weeks, 1 day ago
    They are going to kill us 0 type (blood). We need good clean read meat to be healthy...they don't want us to be healthy.

    0 types are major competition for them and account for 60% or more of the population.
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    • Posted by  $  25n56il4 2 weeks, 1 day ago
      Yeah, those A-neg people like me with auburn hair and green eyes are said to be aliens!
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      • Posted by  $  Olduglycarl 2 weeks, 1 day ago
        It's the RH negative blood that has them spooked...it's not found in nature but I am more curious about the bloodtype and genetic profile of the worlds delete ruleless creatures...need to know if they are mostly human or mostly nephilim.
        They can't all merely be narcissistic psychopaths...could they?
        There has to be more to it than that.
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  • Posted by  $  exceller 2 weeks, 3 days ago
    Nitrogen oxide?

    What about methane (cows fart, you know).

    Good to see there are still normal people left in Denmark. Their politicians are among the most rabid socialists/communists.
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    • Posted by  $  allosaur 2 weeks, 1 day ago
      Venturing to opine that a farmer of any country is about as normal as people can get.
      "Uh, uh, as long as I am minister, there will be no halving of the herd." Just love it!
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