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Modern farming in Glengarry County Ont.

Posted in Uncategorized by ruthanzo on June 2, 2013

imagesWe spoke to a Maxville area farmer yesterday who told us about current farming practices out here in Glengarry. Some of these we were already aware of. Because of the high price of oil, all available tracts of land around here have been or are in the process of being bulldozed, tile-drained and planted in corn for ethanol. This has been going on for a while but it’s reached a fevered pitch as good farm land in the area goes for as much as 18,000. an acre.  Landowners are also getting good prices for land once classified as marginal. In addition to corn being planted for ethanol, soybeans are also sown and then shipped to China to be made into plastic. OK. According to our farmer friend, these immense fields are all being fertilized with human waste coming to us from Ontario’s heavily populated Toronto-London area. He said tanker trucks labeled Bio-Waste with a big Approved by the Government seal on them  are often seen in Tim Horton parking lots. Anyway, this black sticky stuff when it does finally break down and which contains residues from drugs and whatever else we humans put in our bodies, all leaches into the tile drains, ditches, creeks and rivers, our water supply. In the elephant that is South-Western Ontario the asshole used to be Owen Sound. This orifice seems to have migrated to the armpit.

The farmer also said there’s very little hay to speak of being grown locally for livestock. Can this be true?

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Payback time. (4th and last cartoon in the Fannie and Freddie & Maos series)

Posted in political rant, Uncategorized by ruthanzo on September 13, 2008

Madam Mao: The dogs..they’re for Fannie and Freddie?
Mao: I don’t think so. Those two have taken their last dive.

Fannie and Freddie & Maos (3rd cartoon)

Posted in political rant, Uncategorized by ruthanzo on September 12, 2008


Mao’s junk ‘Lychee Nut’ is anchored in Washington harbor. Madam Mao gets swept up in the hoopla of the elections. Zedong judges an aquatic event.

Of Hunan Bondage – another Fannie and Freddie cartoon (aka junk bondage)

Posted in political rant, Uncategorized by ruthanzo on September 10, 2008

☆Below is the conversation heard onboard.

Of Junk Bondage


Fannie: “Some are set, mom.”
Madam Mao: “Yes. Some are set for life..but not US.”
Freddie: “Daddy, what’s a bear market? ..are you going to sell my teddybear?”
Chairman Mao: “Yes..I think so, Freddie. But I have a nice little red book for you.”

1st Fannie & Freddie cartoon
Nightmare on Pennsylvania Ave.

nightmare on pennsylvania ave. (1st Fannie and Freddie Cartoon)

Posted in political rant, Uncategorized by ruthanzo on September 8, 2008

Chinese Government largest foreign holder of Fannie/Freddie bonds.

nightmare on pennsylvania ave.

nightmare on pennsylvania ave.