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Madgrenade
15th July 12, 06:19 PM
http://www.infowars.com/the-largest-natural-disaster-in-u-s-history-the-endless-drought-of-2012-will-bake-america-well-into-august/

I was wondering if any of our US poster could verify this. Is it getting really dry this year in the US? Apparently meteoroligists predict no end in sight until August by which time the corn crop will be, by all accounts, pretty fucked.

Could this be the straw that breaks the camels back? Can the US, or the world, take a food crisis at this time?

Anyone got any personal anecdotes regarding this. Anyone living in a drought hit area?

Hedley LaMarr
15th July 12, 08:52 PM
http://www.infowars.com/the-largest-natural-disaster-in-u-s-history-the-endless-drought-of-2012-will-bake-america-well-into-august/

I was wondering if any of our US poster could verify this. Is it getting really dry this year in the US? Apparently meteoroligists predict no end in sight until August by which time the corn crop will be, by all accounts, pretty fucked.

Could this be the straw that breaks the camels back? Can the US, or the world, take a food crisis at this time?

Anyone got any personal anecdotes regarding this. Anyone living in a drought hit area?
Two weeks ago we were averaging temperatures in the 100s. We've only had one day of rain in the last two months and the governor has declared a state of emergency.

http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/local/breaking/chi-wisconsin-governor-declares-state-of-emergency-due-to-dryness-20120709,0,2276025.story

Hedley LaMarr
15th July 12, 08:53 PM
Also, this is by no means the "largest natural disaster in US history." The boys at info wars need to crack a history book and look up "the Dust Bowl."

Hedley LaMarr
15th July 12, 09:12 PM
Everything is fine. I live in the biggest farming areas in WA and work near the biggest one in OR. Quit looking for end of world stuff. My god, you are as bad as resolve.

One of the wetter summers on record. Lots of freak rain storms.
http://droughtmonitor.unl.edu/drmon.gif
Do you have to try and be intentionally dense about affairs outside your geographic/political region or does it come naturally to you?

Dr. Socially Liberal Fiscally Conservative Vermin
15th July 12, 09:37 PM
He's a natural.

Robot Jesus
15th July 12, 09:49 PM
I blame a lack of wizards.

Hedley LaMarr
15th July 12, 09:59 PM
I blame a lack of wizards.
I don't know about wizards, but a man I strongly believe to be on anti-psychotics was doing a rain dance outside my house a week ago.

nihilist
15th July 12, 10:36 PM
Where's Danno?

Robot Jesus
15th July 12, 11:06 PM
unless he's from christchurch I don't think that's the man you need.

Madgrenade
16th July 12, 05:35 AM
Everything is fine. I live in the biggest farming areas in WA and work near the biggest one in OR. Quit looking for end of world stuff. My god, you are as bad as resolve.

One of the wetter summers on record. Lots of freak rain storms.

Hey mate I'm just highlighting things I think are important. If the US loses nhalf the grain harvest thats big news worldwide, but I can't see it mentioned on the bbc. A lot of people will be caught out by rising food prices. Famine pony is at the farrier, gettin' his shoes fitted.

nihilist
16th July 12, 08:56 AM
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birthday party, cheesecake, jelly bean, boom! You symbiotic, patriotic,
slam, but neck, right? Right.

It's the end of the world as we know it and I feel fine.

Feryk
16th July 12, 10:42 AM
So far, it's bumper crops in Canada. We can supply the US whatever it will need.

Madgrenade
16th July 12, 10:45 AM
NoB reporting from floating island paradise.

If the US drops 50% of its corn harvest then yes there will be a major economic impact. Luckily for you NoB you are in a situation where the price of bread could double and you probably wouldn't even notice.

Madgrenade
16th July 12, 11:12 AM
I never exaggerate. If anything I downplay the seriousness of things so you don't shit your pants. But this is an honest heads up to anyone who may have an interest. I find it strange there is no mainstream reporting about this on the BBC where they lament the death of Sly Stallones son and run features about Simon Cowells dog.

Expect things to get pricier when the effect of this kicks in.

Madgrenade
16th July 12, 11:17 AM
LOL I thought you had to use water based lube as petroleum products would dry out ones ring. Either way increased demands on irrigation will drive up demand for deisel and this will cause price rises in lube and the fuel necessary to drive to the sex shop.

Feryk
16th July 12, 11:39 AM
The US is not that major a player in grain harvesting. Between Canada and the Ukraine, we can grow more than they can consume.

Why would you think this is a big deal?

Hedley LaMarr
16th July 12, 01:56 PM
The US is not that major a player in grain harvesting. Between Canada and the Ukraine, we can grow more than they can consume.

Why would you think this is a big deal?
He's not talking about grain, he's talking about corn, which is not just a food crop...this is going to bring up the price of ethanol. This would be the perfect time for OPEC to grab us by the balls and jack up oil prices.

I don't think this will sink the US economy, but this will probably lead to inflation and once again stall any recovery that's gone on recently.

jubei33
16th July 12, 10:48 PM
oh may fuckjin gahd----

I'm going to make a deposit at the bank.

nihilist
16th July 12, 11:03 PM
Just how fucking late does that sperm bank stay open anyways?

Hedley LaMarr
16th July 12, 11:17 PM
Just how fucking late does that sperm bank stay open anyways?
Fuckers started closing at 5. Now I have to go in on Saturdays...

Spade: The Real Snake
16th July 12, 11:40 PM
So far, it's bumper crops in Canada. We can supply the US whatever it will need.
We get all the retarded tourists we need.

We saw a Canucklestanian tourist, wearing stripper heels and a lycra dress, getting ready to visit the San Diego Zoo with her family.

Vieux Normand
17th July 12, 11:12 AM
We saw a Canucklestanian tourist, wearing stripper heels and a lycra dress, getting ready to visit the San Diego Zoo...

Shows how out-of-it I am: I thought OZZ was on some other continent...

nihilist
17th July 12, 11:17 AM
Fuckers started closing at 5. Now I have to go cum in on Saturdays...

Feryk
17th July 12, 11:37 AM
We get all the retarded tourists we need.

We saw a Canucklestanian tourist, wearing stripper heels and a lycra dress, getting ready to visit the San Diego Zoo with her family.

Bad tourist stories are not a game Americans should play. You will lose.

Feryk
17th July 12, 11:55 AM
He's not talking about grain, he's talking about corn, which is not just a food crop...this is going to bring up the price of ethanol. This would be the perfect time for OPEC to grab us by the balls and jack up oil prices.

I don't think this will sink the US economy, but this will probably lead to inflation and once again stall any recovery that's gone on recently.

1.) OPEC has been unable to curb it's own members from cheating for decades now. They are basically useless at price fixing.

2.) How much ethanol does the US consume? How much of the corn crop is used for this?

3.) The giant printing press your government has been running since TARP is going to be responsible for way more inflation than this.

Hedley LaMarr
17th July 12, 12:22 PM
1.) OPEC has been unable to curb it's own members from cheating for decades now. They are basically useless at price fixing.

The US government disagrees with you.
http://oilprice.com/Energy/Oil-Prices/USA-To-Sue-OPEC-Members-Over-High-Oil-Prices.html


2.) How much ethanol does the US consume? How much of the corn crop is used for this?

http://205.254.135.7/todayinenergy/detail.cfm?id=3070
About 900,000 barrels a day, and about 30% of the corn crop.


3.) The giant printing press your government has been running since TARP is going to be responsible for way more inflation than this.
Not disagreeing, but this isn't helping either.

Spade: The Real Snake
17th July 12, 12:31 PM
Bad tourist stories are not a game Americans should play. You will lose.
the rest of the Canucklestanian brood were all dressed in mismatching neon Old Navy assortments and $1 plastic flipflops.

It amused me greatly to see them all limping the next morning.

Feryk
17th July 12, 02:54 PM
I never said we weren't tacky. But we are polite about it.

Feryk
17th July 12, 03:08 PM
The US government disagrees with you.
http://oilprice.com/Energy/Oil-Prices/USA-To-Sue-OPEC-Members-Over-High-Oil-Prices.html

http://205.254.135.7/todayinenergy/detail.cfm?id=3070
About 900,000 barrels a day, and about 30% of the corn crop.

Not disagreeing, but this isn't helping either.

I refute your link with links of my own:

http://www.bloomberg.com/news/2010-12-13/opec-cheating-most-since-2004-as-options-signal-oil-hitting-100-next-year.html

Real proof that when the incentive is high enough, members cheat.

http://www.jstor.org/discover/10.1086/467374?uid=3739408&uid=2129&uid=2&uid=70&uid=3737720&uid=4&sid=47699135914757

An analysis of the Cartel's mechanisms for punishing cheating...and why they don't work as well as they should.

http://www.cliffsnotes.com/study_guide/Cartel-Theory-of-Oligopoly.topicArticleId-9789,articleId-9779.html

Generic economic discussion of why members will ALWAYS cheat.

Don't confuse political posturing with reality.

resolve
17th July 12, 09:16 PM
Ranchers in Texas and Wyoming are having to do severe herd culls because the cattle are just dropping left and right from the heat.

Spade: The Real Snake
17th July 12, 09:30 PM
Or they are exhausted from all the TX and WY cattle rancher molestation

AAAAAA
18th July 12, 04:03 AM
No. Japanese tourists are always the loser.

No. You're lucky if they are the worst you get in your city.

Lollius Urbicus
18th July 12, 06:30 AM
Japanese tourists are very polite, quiet and organised. Americans are incredibly rude, loud and have no consideration for anyone else.

Much rather have 100 Japanese, than 10 Americans, probably take up less space too.

AAAAAA
18th July 12, 06:36 AM
I didn't want to bring US tourists into this as it's kinda overkill: Japanese are as you said among the best tourists to have around. The only caveat is that when they're in group (almost always) they act like they're in a little bubble of Japan and aren't capable of breaching it, which can lead to humorous situations.

Since we're on this racial profiling thing, my winners are the Chinese. Louder than Americans, rude, arrogant and disrespecting. They take up even less space at least.

Then there's the Russians...

I hope not to insult the individual tourist's uniqueness by attributing their actions and proclivities to their culture and race.

Spade: The Real Snake
18th July 12, 07:55 AM
The only tourists more skittish than the Crookteeth are the Japanese.

We spent a humorous half-hour watching a half-dozen Italians trying to solve the puzzling riddle that is the Target store.

AAAAAA
18th July 12, 09:49 AM
The only tourists more skittish than the Crookteeth are the Japanese.

We spent a humorous half-hour watching a half-dozen Italians trying to solve the puzzling riddle that is the Target store.

Brits and Japanese you mean? You're another lucky soul...
Just wait for the Chinese hordes of nouveaux riches or recently "middle class" groups, provided they'd ever come in your area. I have seen tourists from literally any corner of the world, year after year, and they are still unbeatable. At least in the latest years they seem to spit less often. The biggest deal is, they behave in luxury shops like they're at the fishmarket, driving away other people.


Target must have seemed those poor guys like a grotesquely hypertrophic mega-supermarket, provided I get what Target is like. What did they do apart from being loud and Italian and not speaking English?

Spade: The Real Snake
18th July 12, 10:48 AM
Brits and Japanese you mean? You're another lucky soul...
Just wait for the Chinese hordes of nouveaux riches or recently "middle class" groups, provided they'd ever come in your area. I have seen tourists from literally any corner of the world, year after year, and they are still unbeatable. At least in the latest years they seem to spit less often. The biggest deal is, they behave in luxury shops like they're at the fishmarket, driving away other people.
You forget.
I live in the state of the "Gland Clanron"



Target must have seemed those poor guys like a grotesquely hypertrophic mega-supermarket, provided I get what Target is like. What did they do apart from being loud and Italian and not speaking English?
They were all wearing some manner of Italy soccer jersey and had greasy, curly mullets.

They started arguing, loudly and in Italian, about which hair dryer to purchase and then tried sampling the toothpaste.

AAAAAA
18th July 12, 12:20 PM
You forget.
I live in the state of the "Gland Clanron"


I bet they love spitting from the helicopter.



They were all wearing some manner of Italy soccer jersey and had greasy, curly mullets.

They started arguing, loudly and in Italian, about which hair dryer to purchase and then tried sampling the toothpaste.

Sampling the toothpaste? LOL.

I was with an American girl in a supermarket here once, and she opened a can of I dunno what (import american dressing) to check if it was the right one. I wanted to become invisible. She said "In the USA, customer is king, I do this all the time".

Hippie kind of girl to be honest.

Now I'll stop because I'm starting to feel like I'm Dutch and very tall. My back hurts today too.

Spade: The Real Snake
18th July 12, 01:02 PM
I bet they love spitting from the helicopter.
I always love it when a copter full of touristas bites the dust or when a fat German falls into the Canyon or a rental car, DWA (http://www.urbandictionary.com/define.php?term=dwa) mind you, drives into the Canyon.




Sampling the toothpaste? LOL.
They kept ripping open boxes of toothpaste, squeezing some onto their dirty, unwashed fingers and tasting it. Making a grimacing face and then putting the tube back into the box.

Finally, some hapless Target grunion had to go roust them and tell them to knock it the fuck off and quit grazing.

Then they started arguing across three aisles about the hairdryers. My child yelled at them in German, "Schweigen, schnell sheisekopf!"

They turned and looked stunned and then continued their flouncing.

AAAAAA
18th July 12, 03:34 PM
I have seen Japanese tourists in Singapore, Hong Kong, Greece, Seattle, Dallas, Vancouver Canada, etc.

They always behave if rules don't apply to them, taking pictures of everything, touching everything, speaking loudly, taking no body language cues from anyone (stares, etc.)

Having worked in Japan for more than two months worth of time, they are just plain weird. More than any other ethnic group I have encountered. Although Japan may not look like another planet, the people behave more like aliens than anyone else.

We are aliens to them, strange aliens they come visit from their superior technology spaceships, giggling at our unjapaneseness; and they have the "japanese bubble" around them when in groups, like they aren't really here. But they are a far, far cry from Chinamen when it comes to what I'd call politeness.

AAAAAA
18th July 12, 03:35 PM
They kept ripping open boxes of toothpaste, squeezing some onto their dirty, unwashed fingers and tasting it. Making a grimacing face and then putting the tube back into the box.

Finally, some hapless Target grunion had to go roust them and tell them to knock it the fuck off and quit grazing.

Then they started arguing across three aisles about the hairdryers. My child yelled at them in German, "Schweigen, schnell sheisekopf!"

They turned and looked stunned and then continued their flouncing.

You should have taken pictures, I'm curious about their jerseys...

Feryk
19th July 12, 04:19 PM
I'm sure Italy has it's own version of 'redneck', these were probably some of them.

Spade: The Real Snake
19th July 12, 04:23 PM
we call them "greaseballs"
or
"dago ginzo guinea wop goomba guidos" for short

Feryk
19th July 12, 04:26 PM
I thought they were from New Jersey. Like Buddy from Cake Boss?

Spade: The Real Snake
19th July 12, 04:44 PM
I thought they were from New Jersey. Like Buddy from Cake Boss?
I don't watch food shows, tubby.

Spade: The Real Snake
19th July 12, 04:51 PM
I watch Food Shows as porn with my BBM Feryk

Spade: The Real Snake
19th July 12, 05:02 PM
Poppa Bearyk tickles my tummy from the bottom, up

Feryk
20th July 12, 12:10 PM
Hell, I'd jump in, but CubNob has you on the ropes, Snake.

Spade: The Real Snake
20th July 12, 12:36 PM
With the Joe Biden one?
plz

Feryk
20th July 12, 12:40 PM
And the teletubbies. That one made me laugh the most. You have a thing for Tinky Winky, don't you?

Feryk
20th July 12, 03:24 PM
Nah. I was a Po man, myself.

I see you as a Dipsy guy. You know, once you've had beige....