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2019-03-22 09:43:18 AM  
A lot of that is silo'd/stored grain that got ruined/washed down the river, was there due to someone farking with international trade.  A certain carrot-coloured individual one.
 
2019-03-22 09:45:10 AM  

Myrdinn: A lot of that is silo'd/stored grain that got ruined/washed down the river, was there due to someone farking with international trade.  A certain carrot-coloured individual one.


Leopards gotta eat.
 
2019-03-22 09:47:56 AM  
Every year, factory farming gets a little more efficient, people spend a little less on food as a percentage of their budgets, and a small percentage of family and small farmers realize that this is the year they can't make it any longer.

Tear the bandage off instead of pulling it slowly halfway and then gluing it back every couple years.
 
2019-03-22 09:52:53 AM  

dv-ous: Every year, factory farming gets a little more efficient, people spend a little less on food as a percentage of their budgets, and a small percentage of family and small farmers realize that this is the year they can't make it any longer.

Tear the bandage off instead of pulling it slowly halfway and then gluing it back every couple years.


The important thing is that we tell people who have given their entire lives to a certain way of life that they must "retrain" so that they can act as a different cog in the industrial system.

Nevermind that I am okay with this because I am also a corporate shill, my industry has changed very quickly, too.  The elephants no longer need to turn the cranks in order to create the doohickeys.  That's why I'm training the elephants to write computer code, but it's very difficult to get them to use a computer, they're absolutely afraid of the mice.
 
2019-03-22 09:58:51 AM  

Mike_LowELL: dv-ous: Every year, factory farming gets a little more efficient, people spend a little less on food as a percentage of their budgets, and a small percentage of family and small farmers realize that this is the year they can't make it any longer.

Tear the bandage off instead of pulling it slowly halfway and then gluing it back every couple years.

The important thing is that we tell people who have given their entire lives to a certain way of life that they must "retrain" so that they can act as a different cog in the industrial system.

Nevermind that I am okay with this because I am also a corporate shill, my industry has changed very quickly, too.  The elephants no longer need to turn the cranks in order to create the doohickeys.  That's why I'm training the elephants to write computer code, but it's very difficult to get them to use a computer, they're absolutely afraid of the mice.


Train them to use Dance Dance Revolution foot mats as an alternative pointing device. Bonus, you can teach elephants to play DDR
 
2019-03-22 10:06:23 AM  

no1curr: Train them to use Dance Dance Revolution foot mats as an alternative pointing device. Bonus, you can teach elephants to play DDR


Why would I want my workers to have FUN on the job?  It's kind of how rich people don't take pride in being rich, but in knowing that others are poor because of their efforts.

This is the same reason I absolutely refuse to replace humans with robots.  I've tried it.  It's just not the same when you know they don't bleed.
 
2019-03-22 10:07:04 AM  

Mike_LowELL: no1curr: Train them to use Dance Dance Revolution foot mats as an alternative pointing device. Bonus, you can teach elephants to play DDR

Why would I want my workers to have FUN on the job?  It's kind of how rich people don't take pride in being rich, but in knowing that others are poor because of their efforts.

This is the same reason I absolutely refuse to replace humans with robots.  I've tried it.  It's just not the same when you know they don't bleed.


Have you tried placing humans inside the robots who are replacing the humans?

Just spitballing here.
 
2019-03-22 10:08:55 AM  

holdmybones: Mike_LowELL: no1curr: Train them to use Dance Dance Revolution foot mats as an alternative pointing device. Bonus, you can teach elephants to play DDR

Why would I want my workers to have FUN on the job?  It's kind of how rich people don't take pride in being rich, but in knowing that others are poor because of their efforts.

This is the same reason I absolutely refuse to replace humans with robots.  I've tried it.  It's just not the same when you know they don't bleed.

Have you tried placing humans inside the robots who are replacing the humans?

Just spitballing here.


Sigh. I don't even know how those wires for crossed in my cp- er, head.

Maybe put the workers under the elephants. I don't farking know. I quit.
 
2019-03-22 10:20:43 AM  

holdmybones: holdmybones: Mike_LowELL: no1curr: Train them to use Dance Dance Revolution foot mats as an alternative pointing device. Bonus, you can teach elephants to play DDR

Why would I want my workers to have FUN on the job?  It's kind of how rich people don't take pride in being rich, but in knowing that others are poor because of their efforts.

This is the same reason I absolutely refuse to replace humans with robots.  I've tried it.  It's just not the same when you know they don't bleed.

Have you tried placing humans inside the robots who are replacing the humans?

Just spitballing here.

Sigh. I don't even know how those wires for crossed in my cp- er, head.

Maybe put the workers under the elephants. I don't farking know. I quit.


It is okay, my child, they call it the "job creator" gene for a reason.  Only He can determine who was placed on this Earth to repeatedly buy and sell the same share of stock hundreds-of-thousands of times in an hour with the help of a computer trading program.

Anyway, the important thing is that I ruined this conversation before the Politics Tab had a chance to do it.  I'm sorry.
 
2019-03-22 10:22:08 AM  
I thought socialism was anti-American?
 
2019-03-22 10:22:52 AM  
"LERN 2 CODE!!!"
 
2019-03-22 10:23:34 AM  

Walker: I thought socialism was anti-American?


Not their socialism.
 
2019-03-22 10:23:57 AM  
What we need now is a flood of tariffs. That'll fix it.
 
2019-03-22 10:24:01 AM  

Walker: I thought socialism was anti-American?


Unless its farmers.  Then you bend over backwards to give them things.  I dont actually have a problem with farm subsidies (except maybe ethanol, wed be better off paying them to do nothing imo), but I do have a problem with the rural mentallity of "we deserve our welfare but you people in the city are just lazy and need to get more jerbs."
 
2019-03-22 10:24:13 AM  
Now, the unthinkable has happened.

PROTIP: Just because you didn't think it doesn't make it unthinkable.
 
2019-03-22 10:24:44 AM  

holdmybones: holdmybones: Mike_LowELL: no1curr: Train them to use Dance Dance Revolution foot mats as an alternative pointing device. Bonus, you can teach elephants to play DDR

Why would I want my workers to have FUN on the job?  It's kind of how rich people don't take pride in being rich, but in knowing that others are poor because of their efforts.

This is the same reason I absolutely refuse to replace humans with robots.  I've tried it.  It's just not the same when you know they don't bleed.

Have you tried placing humans inside the robots who are replacing the humans?

Just spitballing here.

Sigh. I don't even know how those wires for crossed in my cp- er, head.

Maybe put the workers under the elephants. I don't farking know. I quit.


Your recent fark posts have come to the attention of our career guidance professionals. In keeping with your expressed preferences and your demonstrated aptitudes, your new job will be as a sex slave to the robots who replace you.
 
2019-03-22 10:25:51 AM  

wademh: your new job will be as a sex slave to the robots who replace you.


Okay, this thread is now going places.
 
2019-03-22 10:25:57 AM  
Wow, that sucks! Thoughts and Prayers!

/now off to pay my student loan.
 
2019-03-22 10:26:48 AM  

wademh: holdmybones: holdmybones: Mike_LowELL: no1curr: Train them to use Dance Dance Revolution foot mats as an alternative pointing device. Bonus, you can teach elephants to play DDR

Why would I want my workers to have FUN on the job?  It's kind of how rich people don't take pride in being rich, but in knowing that others are poor because of their efforts.

This is the same reason I absolutely refuse to replace humans with robots.  I've tried it.  It's just not the same when you know they don't bleed.

Have you tried placing humans inside the robots who are replacing the humans?

Just spitballing here.

Sigh. I don't even know how those wires for crossed in my cp- er, head.

Maybe put the workers under the elephants. I don't farking know. I quit.

Your recent fark posts have come to the attention of our career guidance professionals. In keeping with your expressed preferences and your demonstrated aptitudes, your new job will be as a sex slave to the robots who replace you.


So, robots will be placed inside me. Perfect.
 
2019-03-22 10:27:03 AM  

dv-ous: Every year, factory farming gets a little more efficient, people spend a little less on food as a percentage of their budgets, and a small percentage of family and small farmers realize that this is the year they can't make it any longer.

Tear the bandage off instead of pulling it slowly halfway and then gluing it back every couple years.


My grandparent's farm went under after the Soviets invaded Afghanistan and Carter embargoed grain being sold to the USSR.

Grandpa and grandma retired.
Dad left the farm, got a job as a forester.
Uncle #1 left the farm, got a job as a diesel mechanic.
Uncle #1's wife left the farm, became a nurse.
Uncle #2 left the farm, got a job teaching at a tech college.

I'm told it was a shiatty time when it happened, but that after a few years everyone agreed that cashing in their chips on farming was one of the best things to happen to the entire family.
 
2019-03-22 10:27:08 AM  
Caught what sayof?
 
2019-03-22 10:27:22 AM  
Record floods have devastated a wide swath of the Farm Belt across Iowa, Nebraska, South Dakota and several other states. Early estimates of lost crops and livestock are approaching $1 billion in Nebraska alone


Red states. Donnie will bail them out and we'll all pay for that and then we'll pay higher prices on a whole truckload of items because of the shortages. And because climate change is a "hoax," this will keep happening.
 
2019-03-22 10:28:54 AM  

dv-ous: Every year, factory farming gets a little more efficient, people spend a little less on food as a percentage of their budgets, and a small percentage of family and small farmers realize that this is the year they can't make it any longer.

Tear the bandage off instead of pulling it slowly halfway and then gluing it back every couple years.


The hard part is pairing this statement with your seething hatred of Monsanto and Cargill.
 
2019-03-22 10:29:24 AM  
We should explain this away using the right wing preacher method.

This is God punishing them for supporting a morally bankrupt candidate.  If they would repent their sinful ways God would bring them prosperity.
 
2019-03-22 10:29:55 AM  
Socialism is good when I need something but bad when you do.
 
2019-03-22 10:30:08 AM  

Mike_LowELL: This is the same reason I absolutely refuse to replace humans with robots.  I've tried it.  It's just not the same when you know they don't bleed.


WHY?! Why was I programmed to feel pain?
Youtube nQ-ggzfdsMs
 
2019-03-22 10:30:18 AM  
I figured we'd see a dust bowl thiscentury (still plenty of time). I wasn't expecting trade stupidity combined with massive flooding to wipe out farms in the midwest.
 
2019-03-22 10:31:27 AM  

fonebone77: Walker: I thought socialism was anti-American?

Unless its farmers.  Then you bend over backwards to give them things.  I dont actually have a problem with farm subsidies (except maybe ethanol, wed be better off paying them to do nothing imo), but I do have a problem with the rural mentallity of "we deserve our welfare but you people in the city are just lazy and need to get more jerbs."


I do have a problem with farm subsidies.  Because they're not really a handout to farmers; they're used as a way to keep farmers from going bankrupt selling corn at the prices companies like Archer Daniels and Cargill want to pay for it.

It's the farming equivalent of Walmart employees who have to get food stamps because their wages aren't high enough to buy food at the store they work for.
 
2019-03-22 10:32:39 AM  
Reminds me of a joke I used to hear in Iowa.

How can a farmer double his income? Go to the mailbox twice a day.
 
2019-03-22 10:33:01 AM  
This is when banks would normally loan out money for planting season, but somehow there isn't much trust that our Presdient won't sanction shiat again so the loans are much harder to obtain.
 
2019-03-22 10:33:42 AM  
Just remember, climate change is a myth and this will never happen again, definitely won't get worse. Problem solved.
 
2019-03-22 10:33:53 AM  

holdmybones: So, robots will be placed inside me. Perfect.


No, you'll be working under them as you requested. Or, I guess parts of robots.
 
2019-03-22 10:34:50 AM  

Prank Call of Cthulhu: Now, the unthinkable has happened.

PROTIP: Just because you didn't think it doesn't make it unthinkable.


It's unthinkable alright because we were told by the great orange god that trade wars are easy to win and climate change is fake news. This sort of thing shouldn't be happening..
 
2019-03-22 10:34:57 AM  

wademh: holdmybones: holdmybones: Mike_LowELL: no1curr: Train them to use Dance Dance Revolution foot mats as an alternative pointing device. Bonus, you can teach elephants to play DDR

Why would I want my workers to have FUN on the job?  It's kind of how rich people don't take pride in being rich, but in knowing that others are poor because of their efforts.

This is the same reason I absolutely refuse to replace humans with robots.  I've tried it.  It's just not the same when you know they don't bleed.

Have you tried placing humans inside the robots who are replacing the humans?

Just spitballing here.

Sigh. I don't even know how those wires for crossed in my cp- er, head.

Maybe put the workers under the elephants. I don't farking know. I quit.

Your recent fark posts have come to the attention of our career guidance professionals. In keeping with your expressed preferences and your demonstrated aptitudes, your new job will be as a sex slave to the robots who replace you.


Great. Now I'm going to lose another job to a more qualified candidate.
 
2019-03-22 10:34:59 AM  
I don't want the wicked big government picking winners and losers. Let the ever-benevolent free market decide whose farm succeeds or fails.

/womp womp
 
2019-03-22 10:35:58 AM  
Since we're already paying for it, wouldn't the next logical step be to formally call it socialized food production?
 
2019-03-22 10:36:40 AM  

fonebone77: Unless its farmers.  Then you bend over backwards to give them things.  I dont actually have a problem with farm subsidies (except maybe ethanol, wed be better off paying them to do nothing imo), but I do have a problem with the rural mentallity of "we deserve our welfare but you people in the city are just lazy and need to get more jerbs."


A government has a single primary purpose. Keep its population alive.

The two primary jobs are defense and securing food production. (Bread and circuses is a thing because it works. Bread is named first for a reason.)

Farmers have had to make an existential decision on two occasions. The first time, they produced alcohol instead of cereals because the profits were higher. This nearly led to a famine and did lead to a civil war. The second time, with Prohibition in effect, they walked away from their farms. This nearly led to a famine.

This is why the government buys portions of the annual yield, and why they pay farmers to fallow land (it's good for both the land and for evening out price swings). Because we've seen the alternative before. Bailing farms out is the lesser evil. Especially when one of the reasons were have these flooding issues is because we've dammed and levees these rivers to hell and back to protect the cities along their banks. We've basically dumped that water on these farmers.
 
2019-03-22 10:37:27 AM  

Mike_LowELL: dv-ous: Every year, factory farming gets a little more efficient, people spend a little less on food as a percentage of their budgets, and a small percentage of family and small farmers realize that this is the year they can't make it any longer.

Tear the bandage off instead of pulling it slowly halfway and then gluing it back every couple years.

The important thing is that we tell people who have given their entire lives to a certain way of life that they must "retrain" so that they can act as a different cog in the industrial system.

Nevermind that I am okay with this because I am also a corporate shill, my industry has changed very quickly, too.  The elephants no longer need to turn the cranks in order to create the doohickeys.  That's why I'm training the elephants to write computer code, but it's very difficult to get them to use a computer, they're absolutely afraid of the mice.


You are truly a treasure in these trying times.
 
2019-03-22 10:37:49 AM  
You voted for a Tangerine moron who installed a bunch of tariffs that ruined you and denied the climate change that is causing the flooding that are destroying your farms.

Why should I feel bad for you now?  You wanted this. You got it.
 
2019-03-22 10:39:21 AM  
They've had enough of our money. Cut them off.
 
2019-03-22 10:39:30 AM  
Oh, these assholes again?
I've No More ... To Give
Youtube -calvsGLRfs
 
2019-03-22 10:40:03 AM  
They make all the food!  If you stop giving them money to make food above the market price of the food then they will not make your food!
 
2019-03-22 10:40:44 AM  

This text is now purple: fonebone77: Unless its farmers.  Then you bend over backwards to give them things.  I dont actually have a problem with farm subsidies (except maybe ethanol, wed be better off paying them to do nothing imo), but I do have a problem with the rural mentallity of "we deserve our welfare but you people in the city are just lazy and need to get more jerbs."

A government has a single primary purpose. Keep its population alive.

The two primary jobs are defense and securing food production. (Bread and circuses is a thing because it works. Bread is named first for a reason.)

Farmers have had to make an existential decision on two occasions. The first time, they produced alcohol instead of cereals because the profits were higher. This nearly led to a famine and did lead to a civil war. The second time, with Prohibition in effect, they walked away from their farms. This nearly led to a famine.

This is why the government buys portions of the annual yield, and why they pay farmers to fallow land (it's good for both the land and for evening out price swings). Because we've seen the alternative before. Bailing farms out is the lesser evil. Especially when one of the reasons were have these flooding issues is because we've dammed and levees these rivers to hell and back to protect the cities along their banks. We've basically dumped that water on these farmers.


Shhh. The adults here are talking about sex robuts. You all just hush now
 
2019-03-22 10:40:51 AM  
I am sure those farmers (and all businesses/towns that depend on the revenue from those farms) will understand when Trump informs them that all of the national emergency money is being reserved for the REAL emergency - the WALL.
 
2019-03-22 10:41:15 AM  

no1curr: Mike_LowELL: dv-ous: Every year, factory farming gets a little more efficient, people spend a little less on food as a percentage of their budgets, and a small percentage of family and small farmers realize that this is the year they can't make it any longer.

Tear the bandage off instead of pulling it slowly halfway and then gluing it back every couple years.

The important thing is that we tell people who have given their entire lives to a certain way of life that they must "retrain" so that they can act as a different cog in the industrial system.

Nevermind that I am okay with this because I am also a corporate shill, my industry has changed very quickly, too.  The elephants no longer need to turn the cranks in order to create the doohickeys.  That's why I'm training the elephants to write computer code, but it's very difficult to get them to use a computer, they're absolutely afraid of the mice.

Train them to use Dance Dance Revolution foot mats as an alternative pointing device. Bonus, you can teach elephants to play DDR


On a completely unrelated point, I am sure looking forward to season four of Rick and Morty.
 
2019-03-22 10:41:58 AM  

Karac: fonebone77: Walker: I thought socialism was anti-American?

Unless its farmers.  Then you bend over backwards to give them things.  I dont actually have a problem with farm subsidies (except maybe ethanol, wed be better off paying them to do nothing imo), but I do have a problem with the rural mentallity of "we deserve our welfare but you people in the city are just lazy and need to get more jerbs."

I do have a problem with farm subsidies.  Because they're not really a handout to farmers; they're used as a way to keep farmers from going bankrupt selling corn at the prices companies like Archer Daniels and Cargill want to pay for it.

It's the farming equivalent of Walmart employees who have to get food stamps because their wages aren't high enough to buy food at the store they work for.


All true. But on the other hand, before price supports were enacted the price of agricultural products would swing wildly depending on the harvest, which led to terrible uncertainty. I still remember my mom hoarding sugar whenever the price started to spike. Farm subsidies were instituted to keep food prices stable so they would no longer represent a political risk for the party in the White House, and on that level they have been remarkably successful.
 
2019-03-22 10:44:21 AM  
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2019-03-22 10:44:28 AM  
Soooo... country boys CAN'T survive?
 
2019-03-22 10:44:35 AM  

This text is now purple: fonebone77: Unless its farmers.  Then you bend over backwards to give them things.  I dont actually have a problem with farm subsidies (except maybe ethanol, wed be better off paying them to do nothing imo), but I do have a problem with the rural mentallity of "we deserve our welfare but you people in the city are just lazy and need to get more jerbs."

A government has a single primary purpose. Keep its population alive.

The two primary jobs are defense and securing food production. (Bread and circuses is a thing because it works. Bread is named first for a reason.)

Farmers have had to make an existential decision on two occasions. The first time, they produced alcohol instead of cereals because the profits were higher. This nearly led to a famine and did lead to a civil war. The second time, with Prohibition in effect, they walked away from their farms. This nearly led to a famine.

This is why the government buys portions of the annual yield, and why they pay farmers to fallow land (it's good for both the land and for evening out price swings). Because we've seen the alternative before. Bailing farms out is the lesser evil. Especially when one of the reasons were have these flooding issues is because we've dammed and levees these rivers to hell and back to protect the cities along their banks. We've basically dumped that water on these farmers.


There is not a shortage of food in the US.  There never will be.  Price supports just make food more expensive.  If farmers can't make a profit at current market rates, that's a sign of too much food, not too little.  The inefficient farmers should find a different line of work.
 
2019-03-22 10:45:20 AM  

Call the Guy: This text is now purple: fonebone77: Unless its farmers.  Then you bend over backwards to give them things.  I dont actually have a problem with farm subsidies (except maybe ethanol, wed be better off paying them to do nothing imo), but I do have a problem with the rural mentallity of "we deserve our welfare but you people in the city are just lazy and need to get more jerbs."

A government has a single primary purpose. Keep its population alive.

The two primary jobs are defense and securing food production. (Bread and circuses is a thing because it works. Bread is named first for a reason.)

Farmers have had to make an existential decision on two occasions. The first time, they produced alcohol instead of cereals because the profits were higher. This nearly led to a famine and did lead to a civil war. The second time, with Prohibition in effect, they walked away from their farms. This nearly led to a famine.

This is why the government buys portions of the annual yield, and why they pay farmers to fallow land (it's good for both the land and for evening out price swings). Because we've seen the alternative before. Bailing farms out is the lesser evil. Especially when one of the reasons were have these flooding issues is because we've dammed and levees these rivers to hell and back to protect the cities along their banks. We've basically dumped that water on these farmers.

Shhh. The adults here are talking about sex robuts. You all just hush now


Sex robots powered by climate change are flooding our farms. They must be stopped at all costs!
 
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