Farmers and food executives appealed fruitlessly to federal officials yesterday for regulatory steps to limit speculative buying that is helping to drive food prices higher. Meanwhile, some Americans are stocking up on staples such as rice, flour and oil in anticipation of high prices and shortages spreading from overseas.
Their pleas did not find a sympathetic audience at the Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC), where regulators said high prices are mostly the result of soaring world demand for grains combined with high fuel prices and drought-induced shortages in many countries.
The regulatory clash came amid evidence that a rash of headlines in recent weeks about food riots around the world has prompted some in the United States to stock up on staples.
Costco and other grocery stores in California reported a run on rice, which has forced them to set limits on how many sacks of rice...
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Thanks for clearing up that mystery. My new alias seems to be working just fine.
San Jose John wrote: This is "John" from San Jose, CA.
I appear to have been blocked or have had my alias hacked, somehow.
I looked into your problem and found that a Plus or Full member named John from Singapore entered a [URL=http://www.sermonaudio.com/sermoninfo.asp?SID=1503113117]]]comment [/URL] for a sermon on 4/23/08 7:44 AM which permanently makes the user name "John" available to only him.
You could add your last name initial to your name or continue with the current user name.
For those of us who have grown tired (sick and tired) of supporting the pseudo and synthetic food industry, there is a simple way out of this giant mess. Anyone who has access to a little dirt can reclaim the responsibility of growing at least a portion of our foods right in our own yards, and we can begin today and start out very simply.
One of the easiest and most nutritious homegrown foods is the potato. The potato has long been the victim of curious false advertising. The truth is that fresh, organically grown potatoes can be viewed as one of the top three most nutrient-dense foods in the green kingdom...
Okay Neil, I get it. From now on count me silent among the nobodies that have not attained to this special extra-gospel knowledge you are privy to.
By the way, I do not purpose anything to be done in breach of due and proper order. The mighty God who can perform all things (as if it were nothing) will also lead the nations to convert their weapons into farm tools one day: but THIS DAY is the day of salvation, TODAY, for all of us who already keep the commandments of the Lord Jesus Christ.
Neil, we are at the meteyard of sorts, no? If there's not a willingness (no, i'm not holding any pistols to make you) to bring to the touchstone, then why pretend any more, and cumber about?
Pardon me while I am at a loss when trying to picture what legitimate role is possible for firearms among the members of the body elect, who keep the commandments of Jesus. Even for the cause of hunting for survival, I doubt the times, situations, and seasons are always proven fit either to hoard such weights, and much worse to gird with: we must go as the Lord appoints.
Have you complained about prices for your bullet lead, John, but have nothing to show for among the persons you recieve? I've heard many people bragging about their weapons and whatisnot: surely you do not lack, do you?
Neil wrote: That's the man. I'm not surprised that someone from San Jose would know this! Do you know if he's still around? [URL=http://www.cypress.com]]]Cypress Semiconductor[/URL]
I had to call my friend, who used to work for Cypress.
He said T.J. Rogers is still head of Cypress and has founded at least one other company (can't remember the name), but he's not so prominent in the news these days.
10 years ago or so, T.J. led the charge to fight-off an attempt by Jessie jackson and his people to "liberalize" hiring practices here (by trying to increase emphasis on the person's heretige/race/etc. and not just their merits).
Apart from this and sporatic commentary on excessive taxes and the added stress they inflict on local industry I haven't heard much from T.J. lately.