This one is the future YOU:
I've been telling everyone I know. Even my professors and they are actually learning something. I've been asked to tell other people along the way. Makes me happy!Its sad that none of this hits the nightly news reports. No one knows whats going on unless the informed communicate between friends, neighbors, and family happens. Our founding fathers met and talked rather than depending on what their news of the time told them. Strength in numbers. Egypt has proved that so far.
I've heard this more than once and yes it is true to a point ... (but) What strings are being pulled? (and by whom?)I agree with FN. Overpopulation is having a huge affect on what this rock can sustain. Our rescources are being drained faster than nature can replenish.
Even if true it would be a relatively minor issue in the grand scheme of things.I've heard this more than once and yes it is true to a point ... (but) What strings are being pulled? (and by whom?)
How many farmers are being PAID not to raise a crop. I know of more than a few of them. Most of them are being paid not to raise corn but others are being paid not to raise tobacco (and yes... other crops).
And the list goes on and on ...
Not all of us did take the payoff ... some of us just tossed it in. As did many a small farmers. (And most farmers are not growing something else.)What does it say about the farmer's who choose to take payoffs to grow something else?
I trade in the spot market with gold and silver.BillM,
I do know it is good to have some precious metals in your posession and I do, but they are not very liquid. I know the dollar is losing value and all it is made of is paper and can be worth only fire starter one day, but at least for now I can go buy things at the store with it. If I took gold or silver to the store to pay for items they woud look at me like I was crazy. Now in the future I may be glad I bought some metals in the 80s (which at the time silver was $7-$9 an oz and I thought it was expnesive) so I can trade it for goods but for now it is a pain to try and buy or sell it because one has to pay "extra" to buy it and a "fee" to sell it.