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Hannie59

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Message Posted: Aug 1, 2013 10:06:46 AM

Petroleum is the reason for food price increases, and petroleum's monopoly is responsible for ALL inflation. Believe the truth!

Ethanol not responsible for food prices
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goldseeker
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Message Posted: Sep 14, 2013 12:08:25 AM

Banjoe, if it was possible I would send you a truckload of our local corn.
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Banjoe
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Message Posted: Sep 12, 2013 8:00:42 AM

Local corn is $10 a dozen up from $5 last year ... and it's lousy corn too.

Not blaming ethanol in the least for this price jump, just the gouging corn dogs along the highway.
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goldseeker
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Message Posted: Sep 12, 2013 3:50:11 AM

Locally sweet corn is selling at roadside stands for $3.00 per doz.
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Chazzer
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Message Posted: Sep 10, 2013 12:15:18 PM

Why Not!
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goldseeker
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Message Posted: Sep 6, 2013 3:21:51 AM

Actually there is plenty of food left after ethanol has been made. There are tons of wonderful co-products from ethanol production in the form of ddgs and corn oil.
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WhiskeyBurner
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Message Posted: Sep 6, 2013 12:19:39 AM

Food chain costs wouldn't change, the farmers would just grow less corn to match the lower demand.
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skye1212
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Message Posted: Sep 5, 2013 2:22:30 PM

It still uses corn that could feed livestock and thus is a cost in the chain.
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Kahouna
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Message Posted: Sep 5, 2013 2:20:14 PM

Yep
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SoylentGrain
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Message Posted: Aug 23, 2013 9:08:51 AM

"oooof! Someone call the burn unit! reb4 is on a roll! Very good point about this link being so one sided.
Don't believe the hype! :

Would you prefer an unbiased food price review by the American Petroleum Institute? That's what most people fall back on.
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goldseeker
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Message Posted: Aug 14, 2013 2:59:38 AM

LOL! We have our share of "armchair experts" don't we.
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tropicalmn
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Message Posted: Aug 13, 2013 1:59:03 PM

" wonders never cease" Indeed reb4 still can't interpret or comprehend what is written as to whether or not as being factual. So which statics from the U.S.Department of Labor consumer price index (CPI) data did the author from RFA distort?
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fuelwatcher85
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Message Posted: Aug 13, 2013 12:41:05 PM

oooof! Someone call the burn unit! reb4 is on a roll! Very good point about this link being so one sided.
Don't believe the hype!
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reb4
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Message Posted: Aug 13, 2013 12:19:41 PM

wonders never cease, the "reliable source" used is a blog whose writers work for:

Posts on Nebraska Corn Kernel may written by several people, including:

Kelsey Pope , director of advocacy and outreach with the Nebraska Corn Board;
Curt Tomasevicz, Olympic Gold Medalist in the Bobsled from Shelby, NE and spokesman for Nebraska Corn, and;
Interns for the Nebraska Corn Board may also contribute, as well as others who will be identified at the top of the post.

and of course the reference article, is from the Renewable Fuels Association (RFA).

very unbiased...

(LOL)

My prius is currently at 59 mpg on the dash, which probably relates to 57...


[Edited by: reb4 at 8/13/2013 12:21:29 PM EST]
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borsht
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Message Posted: Aug 13, 2013 12:12:14 PM

By Alex Pashley & Isis Almeida - Aug 12, 2013 3:22 AM MT

Sugar climbed to a six-week high in New York on signs Brazil, the world’s largest producer, is favoring ethanol production over the the sweetener. Cocoa fell.

Millers in Brazil’s center south, the country’s main producing region, used 55 percent of sugar cane processed in the second-half of July to make ethanol, up from 49.4 percent a year earlier, industry group Unica in Sao Paulo said Aug. 9. The amount of cane crushed fell 4.4 percent in the period to 44.3 million metric tons, Unica data showed.
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goldseeker
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Message Posted: Aug 13, 2013 3:00:07 AM

Actually he dons his loin cloth and goes back in his cave every now an then.
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gamechanger2011
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Message Posted: Aug 13, 2013 12:05:18 AM

Maybe Shocky has started back to school. :)
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WhiskeyBurner
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Message Posted: Aug 12, 2013 11:22:19 PM

So I'm not the only one to put him on "ignore"?
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SilverStreaker
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Message Posted: Aug 12, 2013 10:55:01 PM

darwinfinch, I think he's not "working", so doesn't have time to post.
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WE0H
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Message Posted: Aug 12, 2013 10:42:58 PM

Filled up my Prius with E85 today :) Still getting 45-50 mpg even though I have been running shorter trips lately.
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gamechanger2011
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Message Posted: Aug 12, 2013 4:09:55 PM

Occasionally I have to ignore him...and I will if he gets out of hand with me again.
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FrankLee1
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Message Posted: Aug 12, 2013 3:00:10 PM

I enjoy the forum much more since I've had shock on ignore.
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Hannie59
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Message Posted: Aug 12, 2013 2:27:17 PM

Darwin, he either ignored or reported you. He does it alot. No worries... if you visit the site as a guest without signing in (clear your cookies first) then you can see his posts, if you really WANT to that is.



[Edited by: Hannie59 at 8/12/2013 2:28:15 PM EST]
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gamechanger2011
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Message Posted: Aug 12, 2013 1:19:45 PM

Lucky you DF!!!! Not sure what happened but that is awesome!
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darwinfinch
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Message Posted: Aug 12, 2013 9:34:15 AM

Somehow I am not seeing Shockjock1961's posts anymore and I did not click the Ignore button. ???
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goldseeker
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Message Posted: Aug 12, 2013 2:38:48 AM

I will soon put my own greenhouse up and have good veggies year round.
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Hannie59
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Message Posted: Aug 10, 2013 7:53:06 AM

More power to you goldseeker.

Growing things is not my forte' but the farmer's markets are now on my weekly to do list :)
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goldseeker
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Message Posted: Aug 10, 2013 4:19:34 AM

Even with the small increase, food is still too high. I believe that the big food companies are just as bad as big oil, and big drug.

I am now raising a good portion of my own food. It is much better than store bought and cheaper in the long run.
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krzysiek_ck
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Message Posted: Aug 9, 2013 9:15:33 AM

With all the spin by Big Oil and Big Oil shills, it is nice to read the truth.
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goldseeker
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Message Posted: Aug 8, 2013 2:40:11 AM

And we know where most of the carcinogens come from don't we.
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darwinfinch
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Message Posted: Aug 6, 2013 8:31:39 AM

I don't want carcinogens in my eyes and lungs, or my brother in a caveman-era country shooting guns to protect an ancient and finite resource.
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smugutu1234
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Message Posted: Aug 6, 2013 8:27:50 AM

I don't want corn in my car's gas.
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FrankLee1
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Message Posted: Aug 6, 2013 8:04:09 AM

http://farmfutures.com/story-morning-market-review-bryce-knorr-22-30780

Corn prices DOWN. Crop huge. Who wants to whine about expensive, scarce corn?
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FrankLee1
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Message Posted: Aug 1, 2013 3:22:58 PM

And another thing: there is no bigger money waster than going out to eat, and yet I see the local bars and restaurants are packed. Gee, looks like people have more than enough money for food, doesn't it?
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darwinfinch
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Message Posted: Aug 1, 2013 2:06:51 PM

And if "corn for food" is in such precious demand, why are we feeding it to cows to get a 1/8th calorie return on beef? We should be eating the corn directly rather than passing it through the gut of bovines.
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FrankLee1
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Message Posted: Aug 1, 2013 1:51:03 PM

Food prices really aren't too high and aren't an issue at all. Why would I say something so provocative? Because documented studies prove Duhmericans waste at least 40% of food (personal observation leads me to believe the percentage is even higher). Tell me, if food is sooooo expensive, why are people throwing away nearly half of it, as if it was cheap and worthless? Another indicator could be the skyrocketing obesity rates; sure looks like people are finding more than enough to eat.
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