Originally posted by BlahBleh
reply to post by watcher3339
I just have to say...what a load of crap. You feed a fraction of the world. Other countries also help feed you.
2. We feed the world.
The actual statistics from the Department of Agriculture and from various agencies
AROUND THE WORLD including the European Union, Japan, South America, Asia,
etc. indicates from their food import statistics that the USA DOES INDEED FEED
THE WORLD......!!!!!.....In fact, it feed 35% of the daily grain intake of the ENTIRE
WORLD...more than 30% of the rice output (USA 2nd largest RICE producer in the
world) and 20% of all the food grade vegetables, 40% of the Soybean output and
over 12 BILLION DOLLARS a MONTH (140+ Billion a year!) in food exports which
WAY outstrips ANYONE ELSE in the world!
In most categories the USA is #1, #2 or #3 in total crop output.
If the USA goes down, the rest of the world STARVES because MUCH of its output are
CRITICAL food grains and edible food crops. The state of California ALONE pretty
much FEEDS most of the USA, Canada and Mexico just in Fruits and Veggies!!!
So if we go completely ISOLATIONIST, which is what will HAPPEN if our dollar tanks
and more right-wing elements get elected...then the rest of the world is going to find
itself in pretty DIRE STRAITS when it comes to food imports and feeding their own
populations. Asia, South America and Africa will feel the effects first and WORST
if we cut off our food exports. Europe can take care of its own because of Russia's
grain export capability. Sub-Saharan Africa and the Middle East will be STARVING
TO DEATH within 3 to 4 weeks because WE are their FOOD LIFELINE --- no ifs
ands or buts about it!
Those ungrateful populations don't quite realize ITS WE WHO FEED THEM !!!!!
And for those of you watching and waiting for the coming apocalypse, we'll do pretty
well in the USA because we are one of the FEW COUNTRIES in the world that has
it ALL! Food Growing Capability, Water, Mineral and Metal Resources,
Petro Chemicals and Technological resources...ONLY CANADA and RUSSIA have
those SAME RESOURCES. China lacks food growing and petro chemical resources
and the Eurozone has all the elements ONLY IN separate countries which is
I say let's tank the dollar, pull our military back into the homeland and go completely
isolationist, then rebuild EVERYTHING internally such as NEW and REPAIRED roads,
tunnels, bridges, optical fibre-based communications, a massive investment into an
UNDERGROUND electrical and communications grid, massive electrification of ALL
cars & trucks and a MASSIVE UNDERGROUND Maglev-based rail system network
and then FIX our elementary and secondary education system by rebuilding the
PARENTAL INVOLVEMENT BIT so that kids UNDERSTAND it is THEIR PARENT'S
DUTY and JOB to raise kids in a manner that is conducive to learning..if that means
we need to reduce the FINANCIAL pressures on parents by instituting a NATIONAL
DAYCARE system and a REDUCED workweek (i.e. 4 days a week 7 hours a day)
to give parents MORE TIME with their kids then THAT is what we should DO!
And to INCREASE the sense of civic duty, I believe that a Peace Corp-like 2 year
service period by ALL YOUNG PEOPLE at an age somewhere between 18 to 23
should be instituted! This would allow us to STREAM young people into taking
advantage of their NATURAL ABILITIES to help REBUILD AMERICA..!!!
Not every one CAN be a Doctor or Lawyer or Computer Programmer!
But sure as heck we could use a lot more Welders, Fibre-optic
technicians/installers, electricians and electric motor designers
To support all this rebuilding REQUIRES ENERGY....not the OIL KIND but
rather ELECTRICAL ENERGY and I believe the BEST WAY to do that is
MASSIVE investment into a deep underground network of a safety-first
disaster-proof electrical distribution grid that is attached to MANY DEEP
UNDERGROUND PEBBLE-BED Nuclear Reactors which is one of the
SAFEST and CLEANEST power generation technologies ever created.
Originally designed in Germany, the Pebble Bed Nuclear Reactor can
RE-USE all that nuclear waste we have scattered about into a means
to create massive amounts of electrical power.
See Wiki Website for more info:
By burying hundreds of these reactors in SEALED CAVERNS
DEEP UNDERGROUND (i.e. 1000 feet or more) in areas and systems
that are earthquake-resistant, we can PREVENT the type of disaster
that has recently befallen Japan.
Deep Underground Pebble Bed Nuclear Reactors are DESIGNED to
prevent that type of radiation leakage threat and their COMBINED output
using the spent nuclear fuel we ALREADY HAVE STORED ABOUT
could power the ENTIRE USA for the next 300 years.
We need to be BOLD in our THINKING and ACTION....WE CAN DO THIS !!!!
WE JUST NEED THE WILL AND LEADERSHIP to JUST DO IT !!!!
I'M OPEN TO BEING THE HIRED HELP!!!!!!