posted on Feb, 12 2010 @ 09:18 PM
I raise livestock. Livestock for food is one of the oldest forms of agriculture and stable food sources in history. Granted, some forms are more
efficient and convert feed to protein/meat pound for pound better than others. What is the purpose of raising livestock? There is a market for
meat...beef, pork, chicken, buffaloe, beefaloe, fish, duck, turkey, goat, etc.
If you just want to eat...veggies are good. Many is the time I have eaten nothing but veggies for dinner... fried squash, snap beans, butterbeans,
sliced tomatoes, corn bread, new potatoes...yummy. BUT, I love bacon, fried pork chops, country ham, hamburger steak n gravy/onions, hotdogs,etc.
Point is, many people in Africa are not starving from lack of agriculture, but from lack of opportunity to grow/raise food in a stable enviroment.
Twenty years ago, I unpacked crates with some of the prettiest grapes and oranges from S.Africa, Zimbabwe, Rhodesia... these countries reclaimed the
land from able farmers and turned it over to the native peoples...fine except they didn't know how to farm. Now they are starving. The other obstacle
is corrupt government and civil wars/political conflict...can't farm for fear of being shot/conscripted/confiscated. So, you go hungry.
I am a good stewart of the earth, as a farmer, I want a clean and fruitful enviroment, BUT cattle don't contribute to global warming. I think you
could make a better case for all the millions of cars doing it... In fact, I don't accept the premise that there is global warming. I still have
about 2 inches of global warming on my yard and pastures from 2 weeks ago... it should be about 40-60 degrees F now and melted. We are expecting more
global warming tonight...about 2-4". It's been a cold damn winter. In fact, if it snows in Fla tonight, there will be snow in all 50states at one
time. It snowed in Rome, Italy... first time in 25 years. A couple of weeks ago it was 14 degrees F in New Orleans. 46 in Miami, it was in the upper
40s in Puerto Rico.... Global Warming is a ploy to over govern and over tax.
What we are going through is a natural cycle, a rhythmic cycle that has been playing out for eons. There were ice ages...3 we know of...and then it
warmed. The surfaces of Mars, Neptune, and the other planets were also warming about 10 years ago. Now they are cooling... folks smarter than both of
us can make a legitamate tie to sunspot activity. Solar maximus and temps go up...solar minimum and temps go...TA-DAaaa...DOWN.
Al Gore preaches a consensus of scientists say global warming is real. A consensus used to say the Earth was flat, that the Sun orbited the Earth,
That you could reach India by sailing directly due west, that the moon was made of cheese, and that unicorns and mermaids were real. A consensus of
6yr old children say Santa is real. A consensus of ATS members say reptilians run the White House-eat babies-and killed Lady Di.
There is about 5 feet of global warming on the ground in DC, the east Anglia e-mails reveal manipulation of data, polar ice is making a comeback,
enviromental opinions were sourced for papers...not scientific data, hypothesis and supportive data of tree rings supporting warming came from 1-3
trees....hardly a random sampling, temps from meterological data collection stations came from only a select group from northern sites in certain
countries....not all sites in all countries. Those are the FACTS as revealed by the so-called elitists scientists in their own words. India has pulled
out of the IPCC, says it can't trust the data.
In conclusion, the common denominator between global warming, the IPCC, and cattle...is they produce a bunch of sh_t.