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"The Sacred Valley of Longevity"

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Here you will find a series of curmudgeonly commentaries that I've posted from atop my rickety old soapbox for the past few years. And yes, there are indeed political rantings, so place your seats in the upright position and fasten your seat belts .... it may be a bumpy ride.


Dude ... There's No Food!

Newsflash just in from George Ure's Urbansurvival.com Newsletter
(with some editorial additions of my own):

THIS IS SERIOUS STUFF! We are quickly approaching the moment when we have no food to spare. There's no way we can feed the whole planet! We've got that freeze in Mexico which will hit US food prices inside 45 days, we've got Australia offline, Brazil offline, part of Africa, Russia's winter wheat is now freaking wiped out between fires and Europe's freeze, Indonesia's rice fields are flooded, China has got drought and they're now upping their grain purchases through the roof!

Doesn't anyone have any idea how serious this is?

If you do absolutely nothing …. well, it doesn't take a genius to figure out where you and your family will be in another 60 days. Our Mormon friends have the right idea, as a matter of the practice of their faith, in laying aside food stuff now for when the bad days come. Hey, guess what? They're here! My suggestion: "Do ye likewise unto the wisest of them that hast ears to hear and eyes to see!"

Oh, and don't forget to get a veggie garden started, if you haven't already. Mine provides me with around 75% of my daily food intake ... for mere "pennies-a-pound". There are no food stamps in Ecuador, none are needed! Everyone grows their own. Just sayin'.

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