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03 August 2022


Don Bessee

What you can expect from those 200,000 acres that bill gates bought -

The study also shows that AGRA in fact harms small-scale food producers, for example by subjecting them to high levels of debt. In Zambia and Tanzania, small-scale food producers were unable to repay the loans for fertilizer and hybrid seeds after the first harvest. AGRA projects also restrict the freedom of choice for small-scale food producers to decide for themselves what they want to grow. This has dramatic effects on crop diversity. AGRA’s focus is on the one-sided cultivation of maize. Traditional climate-resistant and nutrient-rich crops have thus declined. According to the study, millet production fell by 24 percent in the 13 AGRA focus countries from 2006 to 2018. Moreover, AGRA lobbies governments on behalf of agricultural corporations to pass legislation that will benefit fertilizer producers and seed companies instead of strengthening small-scale food production and alternative structures. Indeed, it is being courted by governments worldwide for precisely this service.

The publishers of the study conclude, among other things, that governments in the Global North and Global South must withdraw from AGRA and all other Green Revolution programmes. Instead, they should support more sustainable, holistic approaches such as agroecology. Agroecology focuses on the needs of small-scale food producers, their human right to food, and their food sovereignty.



I'm still waiting for an answer to this q:

"I have no particular love for Estonian or Hungarian, but if I were to move to Estonia or Hungary I'd expect to learn the language first. Is that too much to expect of an immigrant?"

Paul Emery

Do you have any updates Don about whether same sex marriage is unconstitutional?

George Rebane

PaulE 959am - I remember asking that question first.

Gregory - That Hungarians share a Finno-Ugric language with Estonians did not enter my mind in the context of the rights to retain and perpetuate any given ethnicity. I was struck by Orban’s straightforward answers when interviewed.

Barry Pruett

Gregory: When I lived in Moscow, I should have demanded all the documents that I received from the government in English and not in Russian. I am totally positive that Comrade Yeltsin would have gotten right on that one! LOL.

Paul Emery

George And how about his comments a week earlier that

“We [Hungarians] are not a mixed race … and we do not want to become a mixed race,” said Orbán on Saturday. He added that countries where European and non-Europeans mingle were “no longer nations”.

Bill Tozer

Barry @ 4:48 pm

Speaking of Moscow, US lawyers for Brittney Griner demand the charges of smuggling contraband into Russia against the WNBA player should be thrown out immediately because she was not read her Miranda rights.


Punchy, Hungary is surrounded by historically belligerent countries that do not share their language group...

... do you think that could be guiding Orban?

Bill Tozer

Democrats' new campaign slogan: 'A bigger IRS is a better IRS'

Bill Tozer

Video shows children in Texas taking oath to be 'martyrs' for Iran's supreme leader

Definitely don’t say gay marriage if you run with that crowd….or an a follower of Louis Farrakhan.

Barry Pruett

I think that Greiner may have inadvertently signed a nine year contact to play on the Russian national team. Lol.

Buy Stock in Acme Rents

Dr GJ Rebane.

This whole thread is in the wrong place. The Paul Emery topic belongs under its dedicated post you wrote just for such subjects now found erroneously in the Sandbox.

‘Lowest Rung Problem with No Good Solutions’
George Rebane

“To solve a problem, first you need to correctly define it.”

George Rebane

PaulE 452pm - And what’s your point Paul?

BuyS 600pm - I think you’re right, let’s move the whole thread over to ‘Lowest Rung’. Everyone caprice?

Don Bessee

LOL @6


Bill Tozer

Barry @ 5:53 pm

A nine year contract to play on the Russian Federation National Team? She will be in good company. The Russian Team does not stand for the American National Anthem at home games either.

Don Bessee

Of course they did -


Don Bessee

Gee you would think the 'sanctuary' cities would have anticipated drawing them in. If they are squealing over 2 buses what do they think its like for the border communities? -


Scott O

re Don 7:15 - They lied. It's that simple.
Oh - do you guys buy coal or natural gas?
Ha ha - fooled you!
A definite mid-term winner item.
The Congressional Budget Office estimates the natural gas tax will increase taxes by $6.5 billion.
Yeah, cause only the wealthy buy that natural gas stuff.

Paul Emery

My point is George is that this direct quote from Orbán is an indication as to how low the Republicans have stooped to find a hero. "We no longer want to become a mixed race" Direct quote from Orbán. So what does that mean? No interracial marriages and children? Can you explain that George? Also do conservatives oppose same sex marriages? I thought we were a free country and that conservatives support personal freedom. How do same sex marriages affect anybody's personal freedom?

Scott O

Paul - "No interracial marriages and children? Can you explain that George? Also do conservatives oppose same sex marriages? I thought we were a free country and that conservatives support personal freedom. How do same sex marriages affect anybody's personal freedom?"
So - what are you saying you are for, Paul?
Forced sex with children and dogs?
Unnatural acts with tree stumps?
Just asking.

Scott O

OK, Paul - conservatives do draw the line at grown men fiddling with a young girl's nipple.
But if it turns you on and makes you want to vote for the guy doing the fiddling...
You probably shouldn't have bragged about wanting to vote for the guy.
It's a bad look, Paul.


Posted by: psul “wants to wear white on his wedding day” Emery | 07 August 2022 at 09:49 PM

Psul… suggestion is if you want to marry another fella just go ahead and do it. Stop trying to win approval here as it’s really none of our business who you choose to share your life with.

Bill Tozer

Scott O @ 9:21 pm

“Yeah, cause only the wealthy buy that natural gas stuff.” True dat.

If you think Robert X’sshaking his fist and yelling at the sky last winter over ‘$50 a day!’ for hauling in propane or gas for the gennie last winter during the prolonged outage for some people (not me), next winter 50 bucks a day will seem like a bargain.

What? Still on the grid? Bad Roberta, Bad.

Scott O, I got it all figured out. Since the sun don’t shine at night when you need electricity the most, I got it solved. Wind. Yep, wind power. Someone should come up with one of those propeller caps like in the Beanie and Cecil cartoons back in the day. Wire it up to create wind power enough to heat your electric blanket in the cold stormy winter nights. That someone is me. Problem solved.

The sun may not shine during the most foulest weather on a freezing ash winter’s night, but the wind is huffing and puffing and howling like it’s going to blow the place down. Plenty of wind power to be harnessed.

Haven’t worked out all the kinks yet, but it shows promise. 50 bucks a night? Ha!

1) The good thing is it will not cost much in upfront costs and will definitely heat your electric blanket all night long.
2) The downside is you have to sleep outdoors wearing your propeller hat. Kinda throws a wet blanket on the idea. The Matrix is not perfect.

BTW, when I was a kid, only the two rich fat spoiled kids in the area had their parents buy them the Beanie Propeller Hat. And to top that off, we did not have TV, so no Beanie and Cecil cartoons for me. I still check the boxes for double whammy victimhood grievous grievance(s).

Bill Tozer

Shoot the bastards. Hang ‘em high

‘A New Low in the Radical Left’s Culture War: The Weaponization of Food’

Bill Tozer

Hmm. Now we are getting somewhere in understanding The Problem.

C. S. Lewis once noted: “Of all tyrannies, a tyranny sincerely exercised for the good of its victims may be the most oppressive. It would be better to live under robber barons than under omnipotent moral busybodies. The robber baron’s cruelty may sometimes sleep, his cupidity may at some point be satiated; but those who torment us for our own good will torment us without end for they do so with the approval of their own conscience.”

From link above.
Many moons ago, I listened to a guy who was very upset. His cat whom he loved terribly had died. He told his roommate about the cat and the roommate did not appear upset or devastated like the guy was. So, he kicked his roommate out.

I told the grieving man that “It is an unreasonable request to expect another to feel the same way about your cat that you do.” He never talked to me again either.

Paul E, it is an u reasonable request to demand others to feel the same way as you do about Trump, local outdoor party noise ordinances, gay marriage, organized religion, Orban the Hungarian, guns, abortion, voter ID, public education, sodomy, shows in Sacramento, a ‘Go Back to Berkeley You Stink-Asses” sign someone slapped on a stop sign in Nevada City, or someone flying a Confederate flag in their front lawn in the very special Historical District one score and five years ago, aka, a quarter century under the bridge.

It is an unreasonable request to pester readers here to not only agree with you on every issue/event that grabs your attention, but to feel as you do about any topic under the sun….not to mention publicly denounce that which you denounce and call despicable.

Love, Deplorable Me.

Scott O

Read it and weep, folks - you have to pass the bill to find out what's in it!
The latest pile of gravel the Dems just threw into the gears of the American economy.

Scott O

Right on cue...
"DeSantis is ‘scarier’ opponent than Trump, say Democrats"
Well, of course he is! He's a triple-Hitler Double-plus Satan! He's Orban on steroids!

Bill Tozer

The political news of the day is the passage of the shove-it-down-your-throat absurdity of the Inflation Reduction Act. What this country needs is a vastly expanded Internal Revenue Service! (said no sane person ever).

There is much more to be said and much more to come. I leave the subject this morning with the true question posed by the Inflation Reduction Act. Is the Democrats’ profound faith in the stupidity of the American people inflated or will it be vindicated in the midterm elections at which the bill is aimed?


And here I thought the Dems were opposed to bovine flatulence instead of generating it.
For the purists out there…..cows don’t fart, they belch.

‘Bovine flatulence is no joke’

As my mother told me as a lad, “Ladies do not sweat, they perspire.”


Punch 949p

"I thought we were a free country and that conservatives support personal freedom."

I thought you were the one trying to force people who disagree with you to move elsewhere. It seems to me the one person who most resembles your Orban caricature is you.

What would Zsa Zsa do?


Scotto 734a

Be thankful the big pile that just passed isnt five times as large... BBB was to be $3.5T.

Bill Tozer

Scott O @ 9:54 pm

“Unnatural acts with tree stumps?” What’s unnatural about that? Opps. Nevermind. Let’s knot go there. BTW, some knot holes are anatomically accurate….I read in some nature magazine…or was that the History Channel about poor souls shipwrecked on deserted islands.

Paul Emery

The republicans really know how to pick them. Trumps guy Herschel walker was a great football player but he's a sad human being. Check out the video on this add which is his ex wife talking about his violence towards her.

The ad shows excerpts of past interviews where Cindy DeAngelis Grossman accuses Walker of possessing "guns and knives," choking her, and holding a gun to her head.

"He held the gun to my temple and said he was gonna blow my brains out," Grossman says in the ad.

Walker had stated in the past that he suffers from a mental health condition called dissociative identity disorder, a condition that was formerly labeled as a split personality.

Bill Tozer

The FBI And DOJ Criminalizing Opposition To The Regime Is How The Republic Ends

A two-tier justice system is not a justice system. It is a totalitarian system. Its purpose is not justice but population control.

as opposed to

Ron DeSantis Puts ‘Woke Banking’ On Notice That Political Discrimination Won’t Be Tolerated

Bill Tozer

Phrase of the Day is “Objectively baseless.”

‘Mom sues school district to open antiracism meetings, as stifled dissenters gain wins over educrats’

Pennsylvania school district pays steep price for censoring public comments at board meetings. Another Rhode Island teacher declares victory over alleged retaliation for exposing CRT-influenced lessons.


Posted by: psul Emery | 08 August 2022 at 10:21 AM

You probably shouldn’t vote for him then (your highest purpose in life other than a general inclination towards high dudgeon over matters political)….besides why so dour this morning?

I thought somebody had a wedding to plan!?


punch 1021a

how many concussions has the guy suffered?



A granddaughter of physicist Max Born (Nobel in 1954) just died.

Olivia Newton-John was 73.

Bill Tozer


Bill Tozer

Harwood: You MUST 'Stop and Recognize' the Achievements of Democrats and Biden

No, I must not.

Bill Tozer

What a bunch of lying evil morons. Like watching Punchy connecting the dots.

‘Progressives Trot out a Tired, Old Soros Trope to Smear Marco Rubio’

“Whenever a conservative criticizes Soros or points out the numerous political efforts of which he has been a part, progressives respond by pretending it’s an expression of anti-Semitism. That’s right; since Soros is Jewish, the left pretends he somehow represents all of Jewry–therefore, attacking him is attacking all Jews.

The left has been employing this trope for years. But in the latest episode of “Everyone Who Criticizes Soros Hates Jews,” Democrats went after Sen. Marco Rubio (R-FL), after he posted a tweet about Democrats shutting down a bill that would compel “Soros backed prosecutors” to actually do their jobs. “The democrats just blocked my effort to try & force Soros backed prosecutors to put dangerous criminals in jail,” Rubio tweeted.”


Any bets on when we should expect psul to show up and speak to Biden’s lies about tax raises?

You know how deeply offended he gets when a politician lies.


Looks like the Biden Justice (Funny ...I know) Department is doing everything possible to make Trump President again!


Bill Tozer

When you think you have heard all it all, the Miserable Left takes it to beyond human understanding.

Caution: You are about to enter the depths of the No Fun Zone. Double caution.

‘I apologize for my white baby’
How can I extol the virtues of anti-racism while birthing another white person?

“I’m here to apologize to my brothers and sisters of color — my white daughter’s pale skin has brought me nothing but shame. I have failed as an ally.

For if whiteness is the root cause of systemic racism, then what does that make me for having a white child? How can I extol the virtues of anti-racism and dismantle white supremacy while simultaneously birthing another white person? These two seem incompatible. If I were truly honoring my commitment to decolonizing white spaces, I would have had my tubes tied or had myself euthanized and done the BIPOC community and the planet a favor. I’m such a coward.

My therapists will have their work cut out for them this week. “Love is love,” unless you fall in love with a cishet white male. Then love isn’t love — it’s white privilege.”

Don Bessee

Leve it to the brits to full orwaell -

A British police force which arrested someone for causing someone “anxiety” with a sardonic Pride flag meme has been making people not convicted any crime attend “re-education” lessons on racism, sexism, and transphobia.



Posted by: Bill Tozer | 08 August 2022 at 05:28 PM

......pretty sure that’s satire .....ever so difficult in this day and age my friend.

George Rebane

Re FBI’s raid on Mar-a-Lago. Please record your comments under the item I just posted on this for your responses.

Bill Tozer

fish @ 6:03 pm

I don’t think it is satire because I watched her video on one on the podcasts that show up on my FB feed a few days ago. If she was being sarcastic, her eyes, the cadence in her voice, and her body language told a different story. I thought it was fake as well in the print format, but don’t confuse the Spectator with the American Spectator. Who knows. It was to eerie for me.
The Great Reset has kicked it up four notches. They can’t wait until after the mid-terms. They are panicked…losing control, their tactics are not working as they have always worked. They can control the global media, the EU, the White House, the Congress and everything between here and the Davos Man, but they cannot control we the people. I knew they were panicking big time as their actions showed exactly that over the last few weeks. Almost posted just last night the timetable has been ratcheted up and they are panicked. Just last night I was going to post something big is going to break in the next week or few days, perhaps even Monday (today).

You know you are over the target by the amount of flack. Our pushback was not been an exercise in pissing in the wind, a few voices crying in the wilderness. Nah, they know to the first time they are losing control. It’s we the people and they can it control that.

The Great Reset is now. Scenes knows. Now I know. Yellen knows. And the Patriots know.

Bill Tozer

Fish. You are right. Cockburn writes for the Spectator World. I admit my error immediately.

Still, the article made the hairs on the back of my neck go up. Errie, but an error error.

Don Bessee

This guy probably does not know what flavor pudding cup he had for lunch or if he has sesame street or scooby doo diapers.


Bill Tozer

US: The New Real Hoaxes?

Bill Tozer

The Revolution has begun….

"Revolution Has Begun": 75,000 Brits To Stop Paying Power Bills Amid Inflation Storm

Last week, the UK government slammed the movement, calling it "highly irresponsible."

"This is highly irresponsible messaging, which ultimately will only push up prices for everyone else and affect personal credit ratings," a government spokesperson was quoted by The Independent.

Don't Pay UK believes 6.3 million UK households will be pushed into power bill poverty this winter, with millions more feeling the stress of out-of-control inflation.

People on Twitter responded to the moment by saying, "the Revolution has begun" and "a bit of civil unrest on its way onto our streets & rightly so."

Perhaps the movement's involvement will be an excellent proxy for the growing discontent festering among Brits that could result in civil unrest this winter as millions will struggle with keeping the lights on, the furnace hot, and putting food on the table. “

Bill Tozer

Hell hath froze over, again. Mr. Potato Head had an epiphany.

CNN’s Stelter: Hunter Biden ‘Not Just a Right-Wing Media Story’ — ‘A Real Problem’ for Joe Biden in 2024
‘Joe Biden held White House meetings with Hunter's Chinese business associates while VP’
Pin Ni, President of Wanxiang America, and President of Wanxiang Resources Co Youhong Han spent over an hour at the White House talking to Joe Biden on July 25, 2014.
‘America Last: Democrat Deal Subsidizes Electric Cars Made in Mexico, Canada’

Bill Tozer

The Latin American Left Is in Flames
Caught between inflation, falling public revenues, and their own demagoguery, the continent’s new socialist leaders are at risk of crushed.

The Deep State Globalists are in a panic. The Great Reset is not going as planned.

Scott O

Oh, look - the CA govt doesn't like it's own laws.
Contractors were told to shut up and stop whining about CEQA. Now it seems CEQA is a big problem but only 'favored' projects are exempt.
We 'need' this because we have to get people out of their cars.
Ya mean like govt officials and members of the legislature?
No, no - those are important people - we mean you proles. We need to get you out of your cars.
And we shouldn't be bothered with tiresome laws for our projects that are clearly all a matter of doing the Lord's work.

Bill Tozer


Bill Tozer


Bill Tozer

My, my. She deserves a nice apple on her desk.



Alan Riquelmy: Goodbye to online comments

Well now where the hell am I going to get my Daily Recommended Allowance of Rich Howell, M. Jensen, Cheryl "Big Boy Pantz" Cooke, and "Alfred"?

Great .....just great!

Thanks a lot Gregory!


Bill Tozer

Yeah, thanks a lot Squidward. :)
polling and the differences between Dems and Republicans...generally speaking....for the mid-terms.

recomend a few minutes of Eric Erickson, the former Never Trumper, if you got the time. Punchy could learn something about making mountains out of moose droppings.

I know. Gregory never gets his news from FB, but I love our real Libertarian anyway.

Will I see you in September or lose you to a summer long?--the Unkown Pollster

Bill Tozer

Biden’s IRA

Guns, Body Armor, Spy Gear: Here’s What Biden’s Beefed-Up IRS Investigation Unit Will Pack

Don Bessee

The joys of creepy grampa joes economy destroying agenda -

The Federal Reserve has another problem on its hands as companies put another quarter in the books amid sky-high inflation: falling productivity.

U.S. non-farm labor productivity, as measured by the Labor Department, fell in the second quarter at a seasonally-adjusted annual rate of 4.6%. That was the biggest year-over-year drop dating back to 1947 and the weakest back-to-back reading following a 7.7% drop in the first quarter, according to the Peterson Institute for International Economics (PIIE).

Meanwhile, employers spent more on wages and benefits. Analysis by Wells Fargo highlighted that unit labor costs (ULC) — the cost of labor adjusted for productivity — grew at a seasonally-adjusted annual rate of 10.8% in the second quarter.

"This marks the second consecutive quarter of double-digit gains and suggests businesses continued to pay workers more to produce less," Wells Fargo economists Sarah House and Shannon Seery explained in the report.


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