Showing posts from May, 2010

Farm Subsidies - American Socialism. The good kind.

When I first heard the words "farm subsidies" I figured it was money that was available to help farmers out when they get in a jam. Before we go on, I would like to point out that I live and work in a rural environment. Julie and I are lucky enough to be able to buy corn, honey, apples, maple syrup, eggs, and other items from a FARMER right across the street. We have a farm market in Lowell on Thursdays and there are probably 6-10 farm stands with various products between our home and our shop. We like buying right from the source for a couple reasons. First, you can't get produce that tastes better unless we grow it ourselves. Secondly, we like to directly support farmers and their families.
Back to subsidies for farmers - a little investigation reveals that these federal tax dollars are not going to help Josh across the street when his tractor breaks or his chickens become ill with something. It seems that the bulk of the subsidies go to huge farming corporations.

More information on the Congressional race round here.

The local view for my Congressional District

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Elvis is ALIVE and dishing out bucks from Nigeria.

Party @ My House. I am gonna be a millionaire. Elvis said so! (With that impressive list of references this must be for real.)
Just got this email today:
This is just a short true note about your unpaid fund, so you need to relax and read very well to your best understanding.

I am Mr Adeakunle Elvis. a computer scientist working with central bank of Nigeria. I am 25 years old, just started working with C.B.N. I came across your file which was marked X and your released disk painted RED, I took time to study it and found out that you have paid VIRTUALLY all fees and but the fund was not released to you.
The most annoying thing is that they won't tell you the truth that on no account will they ever release the fund to you,instead they allow you spend money unnecessarily, I do not intend to work here all the days of my life, I can release this fund to you if you can certify me of my security and assure me that when I make the release, you will settle me .
I needed to do this becaus…