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First 35 minutes: Mr. Rho discusses the crypto implosion and related topics.

Final 15 minutes: Ellen Brown, author of Web of Debt and other books, recently published “The Food Shortage Solution in Your Own Backyard.” It describes Russia’s vast superiority over the US in residential land use: “…in the United States there are 40 million acres of lawn. Lawns are the most destructive monoculture on the planet, absorbing more resources and pesticides than any other crop, without providing any yield…(whereas) Russian families have shown the possibilities, using permaculture methods on simple cottage gardens or allotments called dachas…In 2004, food gardens accounted for 51% of the total agricultural output of the Russian Federation – greater than the contribution of the whole electric power generation industry; greater than all of the forestry, wood-processing and pulp and paper industries; and significantly greater than the coal, natural gas and oil refining industries taken together.”

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• Category: Economics • Tags: Bitcoin, Food 
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  1. G. Poulin says:

    Some years ago I visited a Russian immigrant family that was living in a two-family house with very little yard space. They had every square inch of available soil planted with vegetables. I agree with Brown — lawns are ridiculous.

  2. Ellen’s point about herds of animals being entirely destroyed – I’ve read that these things are being done by directed energy space weapons (DEW), just like the mysterious California fires which burn houses and leave trees and vegetation unburned.

    If things ever get back to normal, the first thing to be done is getting rid of DARPA and the CIA.

  3. re ELLEN BROWN…A TYPICAL AMERICAN LAWN/BACKYARD MIGHT PRODUCE ENOUGH TOMATOES, CUCUMBERS, STRAWBERRIES TO FEED YOUR FAMILY FOR A WEEK OR TWO…WHAT ABOUT THE OTHER 50 WEEKS IF FOOD PRODUCTION IS CURTAILED…AND WHAT ABOUT THE 80% BROKE AMERICANS WHO LIVE IN URBAN AREAS/APTS…LET’S BE SERIOUS.

    • Replies: @Anon
  4. Anon[271] • Disclaimer says:
    @Reality Sks

    Demotivational troll.

    The average back yard could produce enough beans, rice, potatoes, peanuts, and green beans in two growing seasons (spring and fall) to provide enough protein and carbs for 2 adults if need be.

  5. Franz says:

    Very probably the Russians, like my Depression-Era family, both planted and bartered.

    As late as a generation my mom used the yard for peppers, tomatoes, potatoes and various berries. She swapped this for the neighbor’s hen house eggs and so on, right down the street.

    The nonsense of expensive lawns only started going big time with Ike and his golfing. In a lot of ways, Eisenhower was the worst president. He urged complacency at a very bad time.

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  6. Tony B. says:

    To plant a garden today in the U.S. is to make yourself a target.

    It works like this:

    Almost every day very good food is given away through “food banks,” often much better quality than you can afford at your market, to deadbeats, both illegal aliens and U.S. families who have been manipulating welfare for about 4 or 5 generations now. None of these people EVER pay for the bulk of the food they eat and they allow the excess they take to spoil. If they buy any food at all it is the ten dollar a pound steak that the working stiff can’t afford. They CAN afford to.

    The aliens used to work hard but now the new incoming are given everything necessary to live by the criminal government and the citizen welfareites have never lifted a finger in work in their entire lives. They save nothing – no need to, it all comes free all the time, regularly.

    BUT . . . when the food stops (about next September) they will be the first to riot, in groups, the first to come to YOUR HOUSE and demand YOUR FOOD, at the point of a gun if they have one. Otherwise, they will kill you with a baseball bat or other such to get YOUR food.

    They have been habituated to EXPECT EVERYTHING FOR NOTHING and will NOT sacrifice. They WILL kill you for your food when they get hungry, home grown or store bought will make no difference.

    Forewarned is forearmed.

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  7. @Franz

    “In a lot of ways, Eisenhower was the worst president. He urged complacency at a very bad time.”

    Eisenhower’s farewell address was off the charts brilliant–described everything happening today as if he had his own time machine–he realized he had helped create a monster:

    https://avalon.law.yale.edu/20th_century/eisenhower001.asp

    While the “military industrial complex” part of his speech is well known, this lesser known quote is stunning:

    “Today, the solitary inventor, tinkering in his shop, has been overshadowed by task forces of scientists in laboratories and testing fields. In the same fashion, the free university, historically the fountainhead of free ideas and scientific discovery, has experienced a revolution in the conduct of research. Partly because of the huge costs involved, a government contract becomes virtually a substitute for intellectual curiosity. For every old blackboard there are now hundreds of new electronic computers.

    The prospect of domination of the nation’s scholars by Federal employment, project allocations, and the power of money is ever present

    and is gravely to be regarded. Yet, in holding scientific research and discovery in respect, as we should, we must also be alert to the equal and opposite danger that public policy could itself become the captive of a scientifictechnological elite.”

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  8. Franz says:
    @Justvisiting

    By complacency I mean how Ike never much cared that America’s fine mass transportation system was gutted by oil company and automakers collusion, which made life in this country more expensive and more vulnerable.

    On Ike’s watch, the old town squares were weakened. The shopping center and strip mall became inevitable. Industry was mighty and already slipping offshore. Our merchant fleet was sold off to foreigners with connections making them billionaires by the early sixties.

    He DID make a good speech. Leaving his job maybe focused his mind.

  9. Anon[403] • Disclaimer says:
    @Tony B.

    That’s why you store your crop inside post harvest, and fence in your back yard (so most cant see what’s growing). Potatoes are underground and not visible. Peanuts look like a shrub from a distance. Most wouldn’t know what they are looking at. The types you mention will still get fed if they are vaxxed.

    TPTB are gonna try to make you get vaxxed to get a food ration. These lazy types will knuckle under.

    Keep the faith. God knows whose heart is in the right place. I don’t want anyone to go hungry. The Powers-That-Be here and in Europe will actually have to look God in the eye on judgement day and explain why they engineered a food shortage. Would not wanna be in their shoes.

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