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Minnows drowning in water now can the farmers have some too??

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posted on Jan, 20 2011 @ 12:48 PM
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Apparently not says the Dept of Interior. This is pure insanity. With food prices skyrocketing and crops being destroyed all over for the government to do this is criminal. Well it appears it is in the first place.

"The Department of Interior issued an announcement yesterday that perfectly illustrates the irrationality of our current approach to water issues.

California’s precipitation this season has gone off the charts. Statewide snow water content is 198 percent of normal; in the all-important Northern Sierra snowpack is 174 percent of normal. This is not only a wet year – it is one of the wettest years on record.

Yet yesterday, we have this announcement from the Department of the Interior: that despite a nearly unprecedented abundance of water, the Bureau of Reclamation will only guarantee delivery of 45 percent of the California Central Valley’s contracted water supply south of the Delta. This is the same percentage they received last year with barely average rainfall.

This is of crucial importance to the entire nation, since the Central Valley of California is one of the largest producers of our nation’s food supply. California produces half of the U.S.-grown fruits, nuts and vegetables on the nation’s grocery shelves and the prices you pay are directly affected by the California harvest.

The deliberate decision by this administration in 2009 and 2010 to divert hundreds of billions of gallons of water away from the Central Valley destroyed a quarter million acres of the most productive farmland in America, it threw tens of thousands of families into unemployment and it affected grocery prices across the country."mcclintock.house.gov...




posted on Jan, 20 2011 @ 01:03 PM
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This goes far beyond stupid tree hugger politics. Conservation is fine but folks gotta eat!

Remember the pix of troops training against actors with signs reading "GIVE US FOOD"?

I have several more comments about the morons pushing these stupid rules but will abide the TOC's.



posted on Jan, 20 2011 @ 01:21 PM
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I read yesterday where back in July Obama issued an exec order that the fed government has control of the great lakes too.



posted on Jan, 20 2011 @ 09:40 PM
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Yet yesterday, we have this announcement from the Department of the Interior: that despite a nearly unprecedented abundance of water,
the Bureau of Reclamation will only guarantee delivery of 45 percent
of the California Central Valley’s contracted water supply south of the Delta.


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This is of crucial importance to the entire nation, since the Central Valley of California is one of the largest producers of our nation’s food supply. California produces half of the U.S.-grown fruits, nuts and vegetables on the nation’s grocery shelves and the prices you pay are directly affected by the California harvest.


Perhaps to stave off potential deflation of the dollar?
Trillions of dollars pumped into the economy, while food prices fall due to increased production, could deflate the dollar quickly, no?



posted on Jan, 20 2011 @ 11:42 PM
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Drive Interstate 5 and you will see miles of what looks like desert, and miles of dead trees in perfect rows that used to be fruit orchards





posted on Jan, 21 2011 @ 04:13 PM
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This is not mismanagement.
It's all part of the effort to decrease the population and make more money for the wealthiest.

How many people will be sucked in by the created food shortages and start elieving we need genetically engineered crops?




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