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Forum Post: Food and Energy the Weapons Of Choice

Posted 10 years ago on May 26, 2013, 3:57 a.m. EST by quantumystic (1710) from Memphis, TN
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It is no secret, we need food to live but it is not like it just grows out of the ground no, it comes from Monsanto and you have to pay for it. Even if it did just grow out of the ground what makes you think you are allowed to grow it? I bet your neighbors/home owners association/town or city will have something to say about you trying to rip up your lawn to grow food and livestock, ha ha ha you can just forget it. yeah just try to raise some livestock and process it in a town or city or suburb, just who the hell do you think you are? You don't have any licensing or permits for that. Just who the hell do you think you are trying to be self reliant. Trying to eat healthy clean food? Let me tell you something buddy/missy you better plant your lawn with grass seed and water it daily and make sure your garbage cans match everyone else's on the block. Put what ever ideas you had about home food production cause it ain't happening. You have to pay mcdonalds for their dollar menu if you want to save money. You better work for the man and get that money if you want to be self reliant, you buy it. Just fit in our little system where we tell you what to buy, what to believe, what to think how to feel, we tell you what is trendy, and what is cool, we will tell you what to eat, and this whole idea of suburban sustainable self sufficiency you can put it where the sun don't shine there boy. You can't put solar panels on your home or a windmill on the roof that violates the homeowners association guidelines that clearly say you can't alter the outward appearance of your home in any way ,besides what would we do if one home looked different than the rest? And hell no you cant dig up the front lawn and install geothermal heating and cooling. No one want's to wait for your lawn to comeback in what an eyesore. what you want to raise quail and rabbits in your back yard and shed have you lost your goddamn mind there is zero chance of you installing a 250 gallon fish pond to raise fish for food, no you can't even have a 55 gallon barrel aquaponics system. where are you going to process your protein at home??? what are you insane? no you can't compost your trash. what is recycling? oh you have to pay us if you want to recycle. Welcome to slavelandia where the home you own you have zero right to do anything to but keep it looking EXACTLY like your neighbors.



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[-] 1 points by Builder (4202) 10 years ago

I just spent the afternoon shucking oysters on the local reef. Lovely dose of zinc and protein. Best way to raise your own livestock is the staple protein of many a south American country; Cavies. What we call guinea pigs. Very quiet, eat pretty-much anything, and breed fast enough to keep the neighbours incurious about the population controls you have in place. Did I mention their manure is super-clean to handle, and better than sheep manure on the garden?

[-] 2 points by quantumystic (1710) from Memphis, TN 10 years ago

i am aware of guinea pigs being used for food and i am open to the idea what do they taste like?

[-] 1 points by Builder (4202) 10 years ago

I'd imagine they are quite tender meat, but I have not tried one yet.

Here's what I found at a quick search.


[-] 0 points by redandbluestripedpill (333) 10 years ago

Heard a story about a Japanese man who immigrated bought 4 acres in the Antelope valley California. He immediately put in a number of rabbit hutches and planted food for them and to sell. Within a year the entire 4 acres was cultivated and he was accepting organic waste from the community for composting and building soil. In five years it was half greenhouses and the rest rabbits. In 8 years he was a millionaire.

[-] 1 points by Builder (4202) 10 years ago

Yes, it's all about acceptance in the market. Australians are big consumers of lamb, as well as beef. And while we often have camel and kangaroo on offer, there's resistance to change that would accept that kind of meat on most diner's plates.

In our southern capital cities, where ethnic Europeans and Asians dominate the market, duck, rabbit, and pork are more popular.

[-] 0 points by Nevada1 (5843) 10 years ago

Drug the water and food, to "calm the population". And chipping also.

[-] -1 points by redandbluestripedpill (333) 10 years ago

Ignorance of how to produce energy and produce food makes them weapons.

The problem is we are used to the comfort and convienience of being dependent. As its use turns into a basis of coercion, the dependency becomes dangerous.

Added to this ignorance is an unreasonable fear. A fear of the unconscious, which is where our knowledge is kept. Long term memory is of the right brain which is controlled by the unconscious mind.

[-] -1 points by quantumystic (1710) from Memphis, TN 10 years ago

by using autonomous building techniques and crafting new urban community cores with mixed use facilities expanding out to new suburban foodscapes and recreational areas we can create the kind of sustainable and resilient communities we all wish to live in. of course to do this we have to re-localize communities and bring industry back to the united states.

[-] -1 points by redandbluestripedpill (333) 10 years ago

Schools are not teaching life skills. Corporations are becoming the stockpile of skills as the digital age sucks a generation into empty dependence on corporations and centralized production/shipping.

Instant dependency for life product on oil. We are really not even, as a society, experimenting with blending life support industry with community to any considerable extent. It's everyones dream but given the educational deficiencies, media conditioning into distractional sub cultures, makes it very hard for enough people to get on enough pages that match and follow through.

We need an article v convention, where we become "the rightful masters of the congress and the courts (Lincoln 1859)" because we KNOW and define from our states, constitutional intent and ratify amendments to our social contract.