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This man will eat only what he can grow or forage

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Standing curb-side, about a block away from a congested intersection, Rob Greenfield is counting grapefruits—over a baker’s dozen he plucked from a nearby tree. He’s more than a hundred days into a year-long experiment in which he will forage or grow 100 percent of his food. On this particular day, Greenfield’s grapefruit harvest is only one of 10 different foraged foods ranging from Turk’s cap (Malvaviscus arboreus var. drummondii) to Spanish needle (Bidens alba) that he’s found over the course of an hour walk.

“Food is growing all around us. It’s amazing if you simply open your eyes how much you start to see,” says Greenfield, who has covered about a hundred miles of different roads searching for food within the Orlando area—usually by bike.

“I’ve traveled to 49 states now and everywhere I go food is growing. Biking across Pennsylvania, I was finding mulberry trees all over the place. In southern California, I was finding loquats and kumquats and, in Wisconsin, it was apple trees and pears and plums. Here, if I see some really beautiful loquat trees, I mark it down and know to go back in March or April.”

Greenfield is no stranger to environmental crusades. He’s spent a good chunk of his 32-year-old life focused on promoting issues like food waste, recycling, and off-the-grid living, creating visual awareness of issues that may otherwise be ignored. In fact, this year-long experiment was delayed by a few months because of other projects he recently launched (Gardens for Single Moms, the Free Seed Project, and Community Fruit Trees), which meant that this particular project didn’t actually start until Nov. 11, 2018.

But that’s also because it required quite a bit of prep.

Building a tiny homestead

First, Greenfield learned what types of plants work well in Florida by talking with local growers, visiting community gardens, attending classes, watching YouTubers, and reading books about the local and native flora.

“That’s what allowed me to go from basically not knowing how to grow anything in this area to ten months later growing and foraging 100 percent of my food,” says Greenfield. “I tapped into the local knowledge that already exists.”

Home grown: Seminole pumpkins, a variety that stores well, line Greenfield’s bottom shelves while a mix of homemade fermented foods (vinegars, honey wine, kraut) are stacked on the top shelf waiting to be eaten.

Photograph by Jason Schmitt

Next, he had to find a place to live, since he doesn’t actually own any land in Florida (nor does he want to). He put a call out to Orlando-area residents through social media to find someone interested in allowing him to build a tiny house on their property. Lisa Ray, an herbalist who dabbles in gardening, volunteered her backyard, resulting in Greenfield’s 100-square-foot tiny house built with repurposed materials.

Inside the miniature space, nestled between a futon and a small desk, floor-to-ceiling shelves are methodically filled with a variety of homemade fermented foods (mango, banana and apple vinegars, honey wine, daikon radish kraut), over a hundred small Seminole pumpkins, mason jars full of honey (harvested from bee colonies Greenfield maintains), salt (boiled down from ocean water), herbs carefully dried and preserved, and bins of foraged potatoes and passion fruit. In the corner, he has a small chest freezer full of peppers, mango, and other fruits and vegetables harvested from his gardens or the surrounding city as well as local, wild-caught fish.

A small exterior kitchen is outfitted with a Berkey water filter, a HomeBioGas unit that looks like a camp stove (but runs on biogas produced by food waste), and rainwater collection barrels. An outhouse with a simple, compostable toilet and a separate rainwater-fed shower rounds out his home base.

“What I’m doing is extreme; it’s designed to wake people up,” says Greenfield. “The U.S. has 5 percent of the world’s population and uses 25 percent of the world’s resources. While traveling through Bolivia and Peru, I talked to people where quinoa used to be their main source of food. The prices went up 15 times and, now, what they used to live off of, they can’t even afford to eat because of Westerners like us wanting to eat quinoa.”

“This project is really about reaching the privileged group of people who are the ones ultimately negatively affecting people in those scenarios where we’ve turned their crops into commodities and made them less accessible,” says Greenfield, who prides himself on not being driven by money. In fact, last year, Greenfield’s total income was only $5,000.

He used his newfound knowledge to invest in seeds and planted several gardens to complement his foraging, turning front yards like Ray’s into a spread of daikon radish, lettuces, kale, chard, broccoli—and even sweet potatoes.

What I’m doing is extreme; it’s designed to wake people up.

Rob Greenfield

“If a fruit tree is in someone’s front yard and I see fruit falling on the ground, I always knock on the front door and ask,” says Greenfield, who’s careful not to trespass, always gaining permission before foraging on private property. “I’ve had so many favorable responses of not just yes, but please do, especially with mangos in southern Florida in the summer.”

Greenfield also does some foraging on select parts of Orlando’s public and parks land, even though he knows this may be technically against city rules. “This is me following Earth code, prior to city code,” he says.

Greenfield uses a special tool to pluck grapefruits on a busy Florida street.

Photograph by Jason Schmitt

Asked about potential impacts if everyone did that, he says, “If everyone decided that they wanted to forage that would mean we would also transition in many other ways to a much more sustainable and just world.”

And while some of his previous projects have included dumpster diving, this one is solely based upon fresh food foraged or grown by Greenfield—nothing pre-packaged, which is why he finds himself spending the majority of his time preserving his bounty through cooking, fermenting or freezing.

“Florida is a good growing state, depending on who you talk to,” says Greenfield. He points out that it can be tricky to build up fertility in the sandy soil and extremely hot temperatures can make growing food in the summer difficult, but adds that is “where perennial crops and permaculture come in.”

While there were some upfront costs to get started (buying seeds and plants and a fishing license for $90), the overall cost of the project has been minimal.

Certain plants he purchased—like banana and blue spur flower (Plectranthus barbatus—his toilet paper plant)—keep producing. Honey is a staple he relies on to sweeten his food and for what he sees as medicinal benefits. He maintains three different honey bee colonies.

“I’ve produced 75 pounds of honey. That’s $750 of honey already if you’re selling it at $10 a jar,” says Greenfield. “I wouldn’t sell it because it’s too valuable to monetize to me…like it’s far too special to put a dollar value on it.”

The forager’s dilemma: getting enough protein and starch

“The problem with this kind of project—and it’s been tried many times before—is that you always run against the forager’s dilemma and that’s protein and starch,” says Hank Shaw, a California-based forager and author of several cookbooks including Hunt, Gather, Cook: Finding the Forgotten Feast.

“If he’s hunting and fishing and he’s good at it, he’s fine in that category,” continues Shaw. “If he’s not hunting and fishing, he’s going to have a very difficult time because his only protein source is going to be legumes and there’s not a lot of wild legumes down there. You’d need to grow a really substantial patch to get there.”

American beautyberry (Callicarpa americana) is a crunchy wild edible with a soft floral aftertaste.

Photograph by Jason Schmitt

Greenfield agrees that getting enough protein has been challenging. He goes fishing a few times each month (freezing his catch) and rounds out his diet with plant-based proteins like pigeon peas and southern peas.

“Ironically, sunflowers were going to be one of my main sources of protein, but squirrels kept eating my sunflowers,” says Greenfield. He had also hoped to scavenge a roadkill deer, but hot weather has made that impossible.

“A cold day there is like 47 degrees,” says Shaw. “That will rot a deer in about six hours.”

As for starch, Greenfield is relying upon foraged and grown yuca, yams, and sweet potatoes.

Already over a hundred days into this project, Greenfield says that he doesn’t “feel like I have any imbalances or anything like that,” though he did complete a blood test prior to the start of the project and plans to do another one after the 365th day. “It takes time to develop nutrient deficiencies. I actually feel like I’m eating a more complete diet doing this than I was before.”

Fertilizers, herbicides, and pesticides, oh my!

There are other significant dangers besides heavy traffic and the possibility of trespassing when foraging for food in a city: the mass proliferation of fertilizers, herbicides, and pesticides. In the U.S. alone, over 1 billion pounds of pesticides are used each year and it’s becoming incredibly common for pesticide drift to contaminate food and water sources.

“Wildman” Steve Brill, a naturalist who has been foraging within the New York Tri-state area and other urban areas for close to 40 years, says that it’s extremely important to limit exposure to heavy metals and chemically treated plants.

“Lead is a heavy metal,” says Brill. “It settles near where it’s emitted so you don’t pick anything within 50 feet of heavy traffic. Fast-growing shoots pick up the most heavy metals and things like nuts and fruits pick up the least. The faster growing things, especially things in the onion and garlic family, those are the worst to pick near traffic.”

Greenfield doesn’t seem too worried.

“People have this misconception that what they’re getting from the grocery store is safe,” says Greenfield, who avoids anything that is obviously sprayed or close to contaminants. “Even organic foods…whatever food we’re eating, we’re being exposed to things we don’t want to be exposed to.”

Yet, Philip Ackerman-Leist, a pesticide expert and author of A Precautionary Tale: How One Small Town Banned Pesticides, Preserved Its Food Heritage, and Inspired a Movement, urges those who forage in urban areas to use the same judicious discretion that they would in the produce aisle of the grocery store.

“Where organic farming operations are, by virtue of management and inspections, carefully controlled environments, it’s the Wild West in urban and suburban environments,” says Ackerman-Leist, who advises anyone foraging in these areas to know the history and current land management. “Pesticides that are highly regulated even in so-called conventional agriculture aren’t controlled and questionably regulated in terms of the buyer, user, or usage on public and private spaces in urban and suburban areas.”

Food freedom

Greenfield’s year-long quest for food freedom is a test to see if it’s even possible to do this in 2019, in Western society, where a globalized food system has changed how we eat. Even Greenfield, who prior to this project relied on local grocery stores and farmers’ markets, isn’t sure of the final outcome.

Lunch made up of foods foraged and grown: greens, peppers, and herbs from the front-yard garden; Turk’s cap and mango (in the dressing) foraged.

Photograph by Jason Schmitt

“Before this project, I’d never eaten for one day food that was 100 percent grown or foraged,” says Greenfield. “Making it past 100 days, I already know this is life changing because I now know how to grow food, how to forage food and, wherever in the world I am, I feel I’ll be able to find food.”

While his project may be an extreme example, Greenfield hopes that it will help wake up mass society to reconnect with food, health and, overall, freedom.

“My greatest measure of success would be that thousands of people start growing a little of their own food,” says Greenfield, “whether it’s a simple tomato plant on a balcony or turning part of your front yard into a garden; talking to the people who produce their food and understanding where it’s coming from, stepping away from the industrialized, globalized food system and not supporting these corporations that aren’t serving our best interests.”

Recipes courtesy of Rob Greenfield

Morning Fruit Smoothie

Half a fresh papaya (grown)

1 frozen mango (foraged)

2 frozen starfruit (foraged)

2 frozen banana (foraged)

Half of a mature coconut (foraged)

Handful of moringa (grown)

Small chunk of ginger (grown)

Small chunk of turmeric (grown)

A few sprigs of mint (grown)

Handful of holy basil (grown)

A spoonful of honey (grown)

A cup or two of water

This is a typical morning smoothie for me. It makes about 3 pints to half a gallon of smoothie. The ingredients vary, but this has been fairly typical for the first third of my year.

Mashed sweet potatoes and greens

4 pounds of sweet potatoes (grown)

Two twigs of rosemary (grown)

Small chunk of ginger (grown)

Small chunk of turmeric (grown)

A few leaves of garlic greens and or garlic chives (grown)

A few handfuls of greens from the garden such as kale, collards, Swiss chard (grown)

A few pinches of sea salt (foraged)

Coconut oil (foraged- if I’m doing well)

Garnish with herbs from the garden such as cilantro, dill and basil

Mashed sweet potatoes and greens is a go-to meal for me. I will also do the same with yuca. I typically make a few meals worth at a time in the pot and then just heat it up at each meal. To make it a complete meal I will add fish stock made from fish heads and bones from my ocean catch.

Enjoyed with a few ounces of honey wine or jun (a drink made of fermented green tea and honey)

Yuca collard wraps with fish

3 pounds of yuca (grown)

1 fish (typically mullet)

4 hot red peppers (grown)

A pound of greens from the garden such as kale, collards, broccoli, Swiss chard (grown)

Sea salt (foraged)

Topped with daikon radish and turnip ferment (with green onion, garlic greens, turmeric, ginger and sea salt)

I boil the yuca with the peppers and salt, sauté the greens, and steam the fish.

I wrap the yuca, fish, greens and ferment inside of the collard leaves. The simple collard wraps really fill out the meal, add a crunch and add variety to my life.

Enjoyed with a few ounces of honey wine or jun

 

 

Nat Geo



45 Comments on "This man will eat only what he can grow or forage"

  1. Shortend on Sat, 16th Mar 2019 8:58 am 

    Wow, when the Walmart Supermarket runs out, this guy will be very popular!
    Too bad Fast Eddie didn’t settle in Orlando instead of New Zealand….he may of learned something!
    I live in South.Floriduh and some permies have edible landscapes and get in trouble by the city code enforcement….
    No win situation.
    Wonder what will be thrown on the grill!?

  2. Sissyfuss on Sat, 16th Mar 2019 9:13 am 

    Salvage oriented lifestyles are all the rage these days as the middle-class face extinction. But packaging and selling such an existence will be difficult for all but the best at the art of the deal.

  3. Robert Inget on Sat, 16th Mar 2019 10:09 am 

    Recent Asian refugees can be seen planting, tending, harvesting along busy roadsides in North Seattle. Oh, early unleaded was called ‘White Gas’ made by Amoco Oil Co.1889/1998.
    Leaded gas began in 1920, ending in 1975.
    Standard Oil knew from day one lead was poison. It was Branded “Ethel” Shell named theirs “V-Power”

    List of gasoline additives – Wikipedia
    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_gasoline_additives
    Lead scavengers (for leaded gasoline) Tricresyl phosphate (TCP) (also an AW additive and EP additive) 1,2-Dibromoethane; 1,2-Dichloroethane; Fuel dyes, most common: Solvent Red 24; Solvent Red 26; Solvent Yellow 124; Solvent Blue 35; Fuel additives in general

  4. Cloggie on Sat, 16th Mar 2019 11:57 am 

    Simple solar thermal power with a Stirling engine:

    https://deepresource.wordpress.com/2019/03/16/stirling-engine/

  5. jawagord on Sat, 16th Mar 2019 12:43 pm 

    Thanks Cloggie for the nice trip down memory lane. Decades ago my engineering professor put two model stifling engines on a table and proceeded to get them going with liquid N2. As I recall Stirlings are highly efficient engines with no practical applications outside of being a novelty toy, doesn’t seem that has changed as the Solar engine has been around for decades, not very practical but makes for a nice science project or government funded boondoggle.

  6. Cloggie on Sat, 16th Mar 2019 1:25 pm 

    Thanks Cloggie for the nice trip down memory lane. Decades ago my engineering professor put two model stifling engines on a table and proceeded to get them going with liquid N2. As I recall Stirlings are highly efficient engines with no practical applications outside of being a novelty toy, doesn’t seem that has changed as the Solar engine has been around for decades, not very practical but makes for a nice science project or government funded boondoggle.

    Be nice to yourself and give yourself a present and show off in your work space (if you still work):

    https://www.banggood.com/Low-Temperature-Stirling-Engine-p-74187.html?cur_warehouse=CN

    https://www.amazon.com/DjuiinoStar-Low-Temperature-Stirling-Engine/dp/B077LHS81K/ref=sr_1_3

  7. george on Sat, 16th Mar 2019 1:34 pm 

    The executives at Publix must love this guy while throwing darts at his face .

  8. Shortend on Sat, 16th Mar 2019 5:14 pm 

    Betcha he has a lot of dates ….
    Not the kind that will get him laid…

  9. jawagord on Sat, 16th Mar 2019 5:40 pm 

    Cloggie, I think this engine is better suited for the home or office.

    http://www.leevalley.com/en/gifts/Page.aspx?p=66742&cat=4,53210,66742

  10. Duncan Idaho on Sat, 16th Mar 2019 6:59 pm 

    “Mere factual innocence is no reason not to carry out a death sentence properly reached.”

    — One of the more enlightened utterances by Beloved & Respected Comrade Leader US Supreme Court Justice Antonin “Benito” Scalia

  11. makati1 on Sat, 16th Mar 2019 7:20 pm 

    Foraging will not work well when the other 238,000+ Orlando residents, who are starving, have collected everything edible and there is nothing to forage. Ditto for those who believe that they can live off of the land in citified America. Even the forested areas will be stripped the first few months. Fried rat anyone?

    Americans waste their land by growing ornamentals and grass instead of fruit trees, and other edibles. We have no grass here. Our “front lawn” is planted in sweet potatoes, bananas, papayas, coconuts, taro, and pineapples. Ditto for the rest of the land here. That is typical “landscaping” in the Philippines outside of the city. Self sufficiency is the name of the game here. not waste.

  12. Davy on Sat, 16th Mar 2019 7:26 pm 

    More like this for you makato:

    Foraging will not work well when the other 20MIL from Manila leave for the countryside, who are starving, have collected everything edible and there is nothing to forage. Ditto for those who believe that they can live off of the land in citified Asia. Even the forested areas will be stripped the first few months. Fried rat anyone?

  13. duncan-the-tard-AKA-fmr-paultard on Sat, 16th Mar 2019 7:32 pm 

    duncan thanks for wasting my time.
    I should’d tarded you for quoting “Benito” linking Scalia to Mussolini.

    The whole long drawn case, including a guilty plea and later “factual” evidence of a dead man confessing to do the killing.

    so weigh “properly reached” vs “factual innocence” told by two convicts.

    ok bro? yep, just great. then more and more people would come forward saying dead tards told living convict tards he did it.

  14. slowermindskeepRight-akafmr-paultard on Sat, 16th Mar 2019 7:37 pm 

    i’m against the death penalty anyways
    it’s a huge resource drain and it’s muzzie like

  15. Shortend on Sat, 16th Mar 2019 8:07 pm 

    Damn, Betcha Bill Gates is jealous of his 100sq foot owner built home!
    It shouldn’t be too surprising that one of the wealthiest people in the world also has an insanely extravagant home.

    It took Gates seven years and $63 million to build his Medina, Washington estate, named Xanadu 2.0 after the fictional home of “Citizen Kane”‘s Charles Foster Kane.

    At 66,000 square feet, the home is absolutely massive, and it’s filled with high-tech details.

    We’ve rounded up some of Xanadu 2.0’s most over-the-top features here

    Hey, Bill…you show Yule Gillons Jr. H
    here and build an addition of 9by9 feet.lol

  16. fmr-paultard on Sat, 16th Mar 2019 8:14 pm 

    I need feedback. I’m off my meds again. I bet you can’t tell the difference.

  17. slowermindskeepRight-akafmr-paultard on Sat, 16th Mar 2019 8:17 pm 

    makako
    juanita
    keep up pressure on supertard. i’m kryptonite
    so don’t even attempt

  18. makati1 on Sat, 16th Mar 2019 8:32 pm 

    Davy gives faux numbers and calls them “facts” Manila is about 12 million, not 20 million, unless you count all of the burbs. That is the population of Metro New York City also. Where will they go when the SHTF? Few, if any, have family on farms.

    http://worldpopulationreview.com/world-cities/manila-population/

    Several million of those in Manila are foreigners who will leave when the SHTF. The rest will move back to the farms their families own and run. That is where the food for the city dwellers comes from in the first place. No shipping required when they live nearby, like I do.

    I am not in any danger of starving Davy. Or freezing. And, the Chinese are better at living off the land than any American snowflake, like yourself. You are a hypocrite Davy, like most Americans.

  19. Theedrich on Sun, 17th Mar 2019 3:57 am 

    The video of the NZ mosque shooting can be seen at https://www.bestgore.com.  The NZ dictatorship threatens any New Zealander (“Kiwi”) who retains a copy with 10 years prison and an impoverishing fine of US $137,000.  It turns out, however, that, once anything has been uploaded to the internet, not even the Commies of NZ or Australia can prevent it from being viewed.

    Will the “Down-Unders” next prevent people from foraging their own food because it somehow disturbs the elites?

  20. makati1 on Sun, 17th Mar 2019 4:20 am 

    Theedrich, most people do not understand the internet. Anything posted there is there forever, or until the internet dies. All those nude selfies, comments, sex vids, etc. They will come back to haunt many in the police state, especially when they want to get that great job and they pop up when the boss checks online, as many already do.

    I never post anything I don’t want the world to see. I do copy anything I see or read that I might want in the future, including YouTube, Tumbler, Google, etc. If you know a person’s full name and where they live or lived, just search and be surprised. LOL

  21. makati1 on Sun, 17th Mar 2019 4:23 am 

    BTW: Type in YOUR full name and location and see what is online about you. Happy hunting! LOL

  22. Cloggie on Sun, 17th Mar 2019 4:47 am 

    Theedrich, most people do not understand the internet. Anything posted there is there forever, or until the internet dies.

    The internet reality in China or Turkey or North-Korea is vastly different and can very well be controlled.

    And the internet works in both ways. Yes, freedom-loving folks like you and me can gather all the information we want and say anything we want online (if the host allows it, like at this board), but the flip side is that “THEY” know EVERYTHING about us.

    With “they” I mean Google, Facebook, NSA, MI6, Chinese government, etc., etc. Think about reports of a 1000 pages or more.

    If whitey in the US tries to revolt… and fails, the deep state enemy will have all the info it needs to weed out systematically all white right-wing opposition to Washington. (((Mobster))) would love it and volunteer to go on a neo-bolshevik killing-spree among whites-with-an-attitude, like this:

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Lj8fP5wCy9g

  23. Cloggie is a complete wonker on Sun, 17th Mar 2019 5:00 am 

    Green energy is full of crap the Eroei is negative. buckle up lads it going to be a bumpy ride this year

  24. Davy on Sun, 17th Mar 2019 5:06 am 

    “I am not in any danger of starving Davy. Or freezing. And, the Chinese are better at living off the land than any American snowflake, like yourself. You are a hypocrite Davy, like most Americans.”

    You are screwed makato here is the reality of overpopulation in your Philippines:
    https://tinyurl.com/yc8ehp9q population map for Luzon.

  25. Davy on Sun, 17th Mar 2019 5:53 am 

    “The Rapid Decline Of The Natural World Is A Crisis Even Bigger Than Climate Change”
    https://tinyurl.com/y47q565s faster than expected

    “SNIP: The last year has seen a slew of brutal and terrifying warnings about the threat climate change poses to life. Far less talked about but just as dangerous, if not more so, is the rapid decline of the natural world. The felling of forests, the over-exploitation of seas and soils, and the pollution of air and water are together driving the living world to the brink, according to a huge three-year, U.N.-backed landmark study to be published in May.”

    “Around the world, land is being deforested, cleared and destroyed with catastrophic implications for wildlife and people. Forests are being felled across Malaysia, Indonesia and West Africa to give the world the palm oil we need for snacks and cosmetics. Huge swaths of Brazilian rainforest are being cleared to make way for soy plantations and cattle farms, and to feed the timber industry, a situation likely to accelerate under new leader Jair Bolsonaro, a right-wing populist. Industrial farming is to blame for much of the loss of nature, said Mark Rounsevell, professor of land use change at the Karlsruhe Institute of Technology in Germany, who co-chaired the European section of the IPBES study. “The food system is the root of the problem. The cost of ecological degradation is not considered in the price we pay for food, yet we are still subsidizing fisheries and agriculture.”

  26. Cloggie on Sun, 17th Mar 2019 6:48 am 

    Around the world, land is being deforested, cleared and destroyed with catastrophic implications for wildlife and people.

    Is it?

    https://climate.nasa.gov/climate_resources/3/graphic-warmer-earth-greener-north/

    https://www.nasa.gov/feature/ames/human-activity-in-china-and-india-dominates-the-greening-of-earth-nasa-study-shows

  27. Davy on Sun, 17th Mar 2019 6:59 am 

    “Around the world, land is being deforested, cleared and destroyed with catastrophic implications for wildlife and people.” “Is it?”

    Yea it is clogged. It is called a mass succession from higher order and diverse ecosystems to monocultures and low diversity low complexity ecosystems. Stick to your Brexit news flashes you are more competent at them than understanding the damage humans are doing to the world. You are a first class denialist and apologist.

  28. Davy on Sun, 17th Mar 2019 7:05 am 

    Clogged’s Europe in CW2:

    “Mother And Child Saved From Paris Bank Fire During Yellow Vest Riot”
    https://tinyurl.com/yxcmg6j6 zero hedge

    “Surreal footage has emerged of a bank going up in flames after France’s Yellow Vests were back in full swing on Saturday following a brief lull at the end of President Macron’s unsuccessful ‘great debate’ – during which thousands of town halls were conducted over a two-month period in the hopes of solving national issues through citizen debates. But now protests turned to riots are quickly returning to being potentially deadly with a number of dramatic close calls on Saturday.”

    “Violence broke out on the Champs-Elysees Paris, where Paris riot police clashed with protesters, using tear gas and water cannons to disperse the crowd, but things got dangerous and nearly deadly for civilians living in the area, as the AP reports: A bank has been set ablaze as French yellow vest protesters clash with police in Paris and firefighters had to rescue a mother and her child as the fire threatened to engulf their floor. The mother and child reportedly barely escaped the massive flames raging out of control as they leaped higher into the residential space above.”

  29. Cloggie on Sun, 17th Mar 2019 7:12 am 

    Clogged’s Europe in CW2:

    Empire dave doesn’t understand the difference between the white population rising up against the anti-white (pro-US) state and a civil war, between different ethnicities, like we will witness in the US.

    https://documents1940.wordpress.com/2018/06/11/cw2-brewing/

    In Europe there are not enough non-whites for a civil war.

    Just like the Eastern Europeans got rid of the Soviet overlords in 1989, we in Europe will get rid of our American tormentors and together with the Russians overthrow the US order.

    I’m sorry, I meant to say that we will liberate every US whitey we can lay our hands on.

  30. Davy on Sun, 17th Mar 2019 7:22 am 

    “Missouri Bill Would Require ‘Every Resident’ Aged 18-34 To Possess An AR-15“
    http://tinyurl.com/y62wtuyd Zerohedge

    “”Every resident of this state shall own at least one AR-15. Any person who qualifies as a resident on August 28, 2019, and who does not own an AR-15 shall have one year to purchase an AR-15,” reads the bill. “Any resident qualifies as a resident after August 28, 2019, and does not own an AR-15 shall purchase an AR-15 no later than one year after qualifying as a resident.”

  31. JuanP got a C+ on his GED on Sun, 17th Mar 2019 7:24 am 

    good job JuanP I am glad you are reading Zero Hedge maybe you will learn something

  32. The Real JuanP on Sun, 17th Mar 2019 7:26 am 

    JuanP tell everyone about your gun fantasies and the Taurus 9MM you have and carry around. I guess you feel like a Scar Face character. The Miami PD needs to keep a file on you

  33. fmr-paultard on Sun, 17th Mar 2019 3:46 pm 

    Me is kryptonite supertard.

    Me love being crazy and free to do whatever the fuck I want to do.

    Why do I say whatever the fuck I want? Mr. Taxpayer pays for my Social Security Disability. I get paid to be a freak. I get paid although I never paid into the system.

    Thank YOU!!!!

  34. Anonymous on Sun, 17th Mar 2019 5:05 pm 

    This dude can’t do math if he thinks the whole country can survive by foraging.

    Just eliminate farming and got to hunter gatherer and the country will support 3 million people, not 300 million.

  35. Turd buster on Sun, 17th Mar 2019 5:23 pm 

    Somebody ban anonymouse. He is like a turd that won’t flush.

  36. More Davy Sock Puppetry on Sun, 17th Mar 2019 5:37 pm 

    Davy Turd on Sun, 17th Mar 2019 5:23 pm

  37. Pathological liar JuanP on Sun, 17th Mar 2019 5:46 pm 

    JuanP

    More Davy Sock Puppetry on Sun, 17th Mar 2019 5:37 pm

  38. Deluded Davy on Sun, 17th Mar 2019 6:58 pm 

    Pathological liar JuanP on Sun, 17th Mar 2019 5:46 pm

  39. makati1 on Sun, 17th Mar 2019 7:11 pm 

    Anon, yes, foraging is for the <1% of Americans who may survive the first year, not the masses. Most could not identify edible plants or animals, even if some still exist. Few do. They are considered to be "weeds" and killed with chemicals or varmints to be killed any way possible. Groundhog stew with a dandelion salad anyone? I enjoyed such things in my youth, but today's youth? LOL

    Davy likes to put down the Ps as overcrowded but he doesn't see the citified Americans (~60%) starving before they can even get out of the city. Ditto for most who live in the countryside. Not so here. Most already know everything that is edible because they use it in daily life. A much higher percentage of Filipinos will survive than in the US. Most, I would say.

    But, Davy is too blind in his defense of the "exceptional/indispensable" baby killing government in DC to ever admit that there are much better places to live. So be it. Get out of Dodge now!

    GO TRUMP!

  40. makati1 on Sun, 17th Mar 2019 7:14 pm 

    I am a filthy old man living in a shack in the P’s but the weather is nice.

  41. JuanP identity theft on Sun, 17th Mar 2019 7:15 pm 

    makati1 on Sun, 17th Mar 2019 7:14 pm

  42. More Davy Identity Theft on Sun, 17th Mar 2019 8:16 pm 

    Davy on Sun, 17th Mar 2019 7:14 pm

  43. Truth Buster on Sun, 17th Mar 2019 8:29 pm 

    Somebody please institutionalize poor widdle davy before someone causes the dumbass serious bodily harm.

  44. Shortend on Mon, 18th Mar 2019 7:06 am 

    Just a few years ago he was eating only garbage. Dumpster diving…sure…that’s what he calls foraging!

  45. Outcast_Searcher on Wed, 20th Mar 2019 11:59 am 

    good old delusional makati: Constantly harping on the consequences of overpopulation, yet whining about “baby killers” in Washington, re the legal abortion issue.

    So credible, and so consistent, as per usual. /s

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