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clausr
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PostPosted: Thu Apr 09, 2009 9:00 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I agree completely. The terrain out at stacy's course is awesome.

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PostPosted: Thu Apr 09, 2009 4:12 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

wow, you really agree eh?
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PostPosted: Tue Apr 14, 2009 11:52 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

A Fortune/Stacie's event is a great idea, they're close enough to each other to play a full round of each so daylight wouldn't be an issue.
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Mike McCormick
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PostPosted: Tue Apr 14, 2009 1:15 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I would still like to see the opportunity to play 3 courses in the day. Last year on Canada Day, a handful of us played CF then JCP with a lunch in between. A couple of people continued from JCP and went back to CF for the Tuesday night league night. So it is possible.

A possibility could be we play either Ettyville or Flat Mountain in the morning, CF noonish then Alcove late afternoon. If people want to only play CF and Alcove, they can hook up with us at CF.

The idea was to have some sort of token prize for the winner of each course and a bigger token prize for the overall winner. You have to play all three course for a chance to win the bigger token prize.
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PostPosted: Tue Apr 14, 2009 2:42 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I always get a token prize Wink
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Paul Bourgeois
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PostPosted: Thu Apr 16, 2009 9:30 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

To avoid confusion regarding the nature of this event, I've moved this thread out of the ODGC Events Forum until the details surrounding the courses, transportation, etc. have been vetted.

A three-round or even four-round competition held on or around the longest day of the year sounds like quite the marathon.
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PostPosted: Mon Apr 20, 2009 6:47 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I'm a little late, but ethanol which is made from crops, is one of the worlds stupidest inventions. My dad came back from vietnam a few weeks ago and he was talking about how the rice has doubled the price per ton. There all selling the rice for bio fuel because they make more money, but now the amount of starving people have gone up there because rice has gotten so much more expensive.
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PostPosted: Tue Apr 21, 2009 8:59 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Unky Steve,

The solution is for people to work for half as much pay that they make today and then donate the rest to people to buy the expensive food.
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PostPosted: Tue Apr 21, 2009 4:45 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Keep in mind unky steve the value of money is less now also, so stuff costs more.
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PostPosted: Tue Apr 21, 2009 7:28 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

But you can't deny that there are more starving people now than before ethanol. That is a big factor in the rice price increase
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PostPosted: Wed Apr 22, 2009 7:58 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Unky,

Yes you can deny it. The increased cost of food is primarily a result of the increase in oil prices.

For some perspective. There's about 3 cents of corn in that $5 box of corn flakes you buy.

Simply put there's not enough food in the cost of food to make a big impact to food prices.

There are more starving people because of corporate greed and the risk premium that is now priced into oil due to commodity trading practices.

Global warming and severe weather are causing fluctuations in the food supply causing more risk therefore another price premium.

The food stocks to usage ratios are getting worse all the time.

Ethanol, while not perfect, is a direction we need to take for renewable energy practices to basically save the planet.



Being Earth day this is a great subject.

I won't get into all the population growth and houses getting built on prime farm land all over the world. Less land can mean less food. More people means more need for food.

About 10 years ago I was presented the projection that the world food supply and population growth were to cross at 2016. Demand is going up which fuels the debate about trying to get as much land simply growing food but yet we continue to build on prime agricultural land and suffer at the hand of fossil fuels.
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PostPosted: Wed Apr 22, 2009 3:43 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Ok, My dad is working for customs related work at the moment, and specialists have told him what I said in my other posts.
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PostPosted: Wed Apr 22, 2009 10:00 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Unky,

Nothings perfect. We're all going to have to get up to speed a lot more on this stuff. Big oil companies are using the "greens" to their advantage on the "only grow food agenda". There is cause for concern if growing crops for fuel was not intended to be a good thing. The disconnect is a hardcore green doesn't support fossil fuel use at all and that never gets combined with the food for fuel debate.

We grow more "food" today than we ever have even when you take Ethanol use out of the equation (in North America anyways). The US doesn't want to be reliant on foreign oil so they support the Ethanol industry which I admit is not perfect but a start in a good direction. Farmers responded and now grow more crops as a result. In fact there is an increased availability of food because obviously if there were a huge crop failure the crops in storage would get used to feed people before making Ethanol.
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PostPosted: Wed Apr 29, 2009 8:51 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Ok, I give up
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PostPosted: Tue Jun 02, 2009 9:45 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

It appears there is little/no interest to play 3 courses. Maybe next year.
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