[Vwdiesel] Snobbery and Car Fixing

LBaird119 at aol.com LBaird119 at aol.com
Wed Jun 16 02:47:34 EDT 2004

 Now that the WTO has mandated that the US stop all farm subsidies, it won't 
all that long before a whole lot of farmers go tits up when crop prices 
high enough 

  Hadn't heard the WTO actually HAD dictated policy for us.  I know they'd 
like to and try to...

to feed their chemical dependancy, 

  Ever tried to farm without chemicals?  I mean farm not garden or a small 
"gentleman's farm."  Size depends on the crop but just try to blossom 
thin a cycling Golden Delicious without chemicals!  Problem with that 
is they almost have to anymore due to no production of di-nitro whatever 
the rest of the name is.  Heck, a lot of use probably were introduced to 
diesels through farm means.  :)

and the majority of food gets
> shipped in from the third world. We already import more food than we
> export. 

  Darn shame too.  Most of it is due to wants rather than needs I bet.

Even now it wouldn't take much to disrupt the food distribution system,
> most US cities only have enough food to last 3 days at most. 

  Blame that on perishables and too darn efficient of a transportation 
system, as far as time goes.  Seems rail would be more overall 
efficient but alas, all I get to watch go by here is mostly boring 
trains of container after container.  No interesting freight trains and 
I haven't seen a hobo for decades.

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