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  •  The sympathy for farmers (as a group) (4+ / 0-)
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    lill, TDDVandy, a2nite, cg2482000

    is strange, considering that they're disproportionately highly RW types . . .  (despite their massive feeding habits at the government teat)

    •  Default Should Crush Commodites & Futures Market (1+ / 0-)
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      Calamity Jean

      Let's do the math

         Uncertainty about production of commodities
      +Uncertainty about the value of the dollar
      --------------------------------------
         No ability to sell crops

      Men are so necessarily mad, that not to be mad would amount to another form of madness. -Pascal

      by bernardpliers on Tue Oct 08, 2013 at 02:50:26 PM PDT

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    •  Corporations (1+ / 0-)
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      Calamity Jean

      American farms are highly giant corporations. Especially per acre. Of course they're subsidized every which way, starting from when their land's owners were genocided out of the way by the army and by land grant to armed White Christians.

      "When the going gets weird, the weird turn pro." - HST

      by DocGonzo on Tue Oct 08, 2013 at 02:52:48 PM PDT

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