Recent Posts

Pages: [1] 2 3 ... 10
1
Enigmas of the Mystical / Re: More Pix For A Laugh
« Last post by Sir Slash on Yesterday at 09:18:22 AM »
OUCH!
2
Enigmas of the Mystical / Re: More Pix For A Laugh
« Last post by besilarius on Yesterday at 05:30:00 AM »
Some fleet enzymes would have trouble navigating this as well.
3
General Discussion / Re: Russian Wheat - #1!
« Last post by Sir Slash on September 24, 2018, 09:38:55 PM »
Had no idea. Thanks for the post.  O0
4
General Discussion / Russian Wheat - #1!
« Last post by airboy on September 24, 2018, 08:30:25 PM »
At the beginning of the last century (around 1900 - 1913) Russia was the worlds largest wheat exporter.  Then came WW1, Communism, seizing farms in forced collectivization, starving the Ukraine, etc.....

In 2016 and 2018 Russia is once again the worlds leading wheat exporter.  This is attributed mostly to the collapse of the Russian Ruble, the high values of the US Dollar, and finally getting stable property rights and modern farming technology in Russia.  Unlike a lot of other products which have had sanctions placed on export to Russia, I don't know of any country that embargos farming tech.

Some of the world's richest farmland in Russia, the Ukraine, Romania and other countries are finally producing something like the proportion of world food exports they had prior to World War 1.  This is a very important story because it lowers worldwide food prices which lifts a lot of people out of poverty.

I was fortunate to visit Romania a couple of years ago and the soil is amazingly rich.  It was a major food exporter going back to Rome - except during Communism or when it was involved in wars.  The intensity of crop cultivation was similar to what you see in the USA Midwest.
5
Music, TV, Movies / Re: We have a Pitch Meeting thread now. Threads are _tight!_
« Last post by JasonPratt on September 24, 2018, 03:32:44 PM »
6
Books & Reading / Re: What are we reading?
« Last post by Dammit Carl! on September 24, 2018, 06:20:31 AM »
World War Z by Max Brooks.  I've read it damn near six or seven times at this point but as it is near October, I thought it time to pull it out and enjoy it again.

Afterwards, I've a bevvy of horror short story novels to delve in to.
7
Enigmas of the Mystical / Re: More Pix For A Laugh
« Last post by Staggerwing on September 23, 2018, 05:17:10 PM »
I'd probably do better fighting with Jerry's kids.

Yeah, while those diabetic kids are at the top of their BSL spike they could clean our clocks.
8
Enigmas of the Mystical / Re: More Pix For A Laugh
« Last post by besilarius on September 23, 2018, 03:06:12 PM »
I'd probably do better fighting with Jerry's kids.
9
Music, TV, Movies / Re: Doctor Who.
« Last post by bob48 on September 23, 2018, 03:06:03 PM »
We shall see! Not long to wait now.
10
Music, TV, Movies / Re: Doctor Who.
« Last post by JasonPratt on September 23, 2018, 02:59:14 PM »
 ::) But how can I dare question the new writers?! -- he must have lacked "energy" and "spark" compared to their new Doctor!  :2funny:  :-"

Pages: [1] 2 3 ... 10