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Old 07-30-2012, 07:00 PM
Location: Bay Area
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Originally Posted by nullgeo View Post
Well, you know me: paleolithic-man ... ah those were the days! Earth was a virtual Garden of Eden! Protein included copious quantities of insects, worms, as well as finned and feathered prey, and meat on hoof. I have not resorted to insects and worms yet, though. Probably should. Minimum wage might get me there. But no worry, Uncle Sam is still providing, to go with my and my sons' fishing and hunting expeditions. Middle-son has just embarked on a quail-raising experiment up on the back garden part of the acreage where he's got his cabin. Them's is pretty small eggs! Gotta have a bunch to make an omelette!

Let's see, now about 7 billion of us competing for protein on the planet? Either pretty soon we go for the rats and worms and grasshoppers and termite delicacies, or we figure out how to get rid of about 6 billion 500 million folks. That's a LOT of Soylent!
okay, here ya go. crickets.

Canyon-based power bar producer Chirp makes crickets the main ingredient - San Jose Mercury News
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Old 07-30-2012, 07:17 PM
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Originally Posted by 5thgenSF View Post
Yeah, okay ... I'm down for these ... I have eliminated all grains - except oats ... so good to go with the crickets bars ... though they are pretty dominated with sweet, honey, etc. ... more of a desert than a main course.
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Old 07-31-2012, 06:53 PM
Location: Yucaipa, California
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No way will any public servant be paid min wage in ca. The unions will make sure of that. They will cut services or raise taxes & fees before that happens.
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Old 08-01-2012, 12:23 PM
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Originally Posted by Curmudgeon View Post
On topic, had we ever been reduced to minimum wage the gardening would have become an imperative. Community gardening is something on which inner city dwellers, in particular, should concentrate.
I would think with cities such as Detroit razing all their blighted blocks that inner city truck farming might catch on. There will be acres of burned properties to plant on. Perhaps the trees will begin to grow in and become a natural environment again. With lack of bullets, gang-banger guns could be beaten into spear heads and the fauna returning could be hunted for protein It would appear the the land could heal and the people as well as we return to a hunter gatherer culture. Sounds lovely!
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Old 08-03-2012, 03:28 AM
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Originally Posted by nullgeo View Post
Well, obviously the whole thing is a stunt and toungue-in-cheek ... right down to my sarcastic post ... the mayor's way of trying to get peoples' attention ... my way of haranguing California whiners.
Yes, I got that. But my point is that some of the whining from taxpayers about pensions for public employees is justified. I'm a public employee myself and anyone who reads their annual pension benefits statement from their employer knows the pension costs have skyrocketed and are not sustainable. My employers pension contribution is about 37% on top of my regular salary, and that percentage is much higher for police & firefighters.
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