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  • Vermont Diner Takes Down Bacon Sign That Offended Muslim Woman

    08/26/2014 5:30:18 PM PDT · by fivecatsandadog · 35 replies
    Fox News Insider ^ | 8/26/14 | Todd Starnes
    A Vermont diner decided to take down a sign advertising bacon after a Muslim declared that she had a beef with bacon. Sneakers Bistro had placed a sign on a lamp post that read, “Yield Sneakers Bacon.” The diner was allowed to erect the sign because of their participation in a beautification program in the town of Winooski. A woman who described herself as a “vegan and a member of a Muslim household” called the sign offensive, the Burlington Free Press reported. “Given the large number of Muslim families in Winooski, as well as many others who do not eat...
  • Bacon prices soar due to pig shortage

    08/05/2014 8:21:13 PM PDT · by dennisw · 33 replies
    nypost. ^ | August 5, 2014 | 8:54pm | Amber Sutherland
    Bacon lovers are getting socked in the piggy bank. City butchers and restaurateurs are beginning to squeal for mercy after the price of bacon rose to the highest it’s been in nearly 30 years — thanks to high demand and a shortage of healthy pigs. “We’ve had to raise the prices in small increments in the last month,” said Vincent Santiago, an employee at Staubitz meat market in Cobble Hill, Brooklyn. The pork surge began last year when a virus swept through US farms in about 30 states and killed millions of pigs. Bacon prices have shot up around 10...
  • Obama heaps praise on Muslim world before chowing down on pork barbecue

    07/30/2014 8:59:23 AM PDT · by Sean_Anthony · 15 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 07/30/14 | Judi McLeod
    Waiting for someone in the radical Muslim world to ask why their chief defender Barack Hussein Obama made such a big public display about chowing down on a a half-slab of PORK spare ribs in a Kansas City restaurant yesterday. Does the the deafening silence mean that just as the Marxists do, radical Islam follows the steadfast rule about the end always justifying the means?
  • Vive Le Vibrancy! In France Muslims Will Assault You For Eating A Ham Sandwich

    06/22/2014 8:26:33 AM PDT · by DogByte6RER · 32 replies
    Blazing Cat Fur ^ | June 20, 2014
    Vive Le Vibrancy! In France Muslims Will Assault You For Eating A Ham Sandwich NB - Google Translate - The case seems absurd, but it is being treated with the utmost seriousness by the police from Reims (Marne). A 23 year old man filed a complaint on June 8, after being attacked, around 21:30 on a tram in the city by two strangers. They hit the victim repeatedly in the face because he was eating a ham sandwich. The two attackers, who claimed to be Muslims, said they were offended by the consumption of pork in their presence and so...
  • Nobody’s Buying Sausage Pizza Anymore in NYC

    06/15/2014 4:46:28 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 119 replies
    New York Post ^ | June 15, 2014 | Larry Getlen
    To the list of bygone New York City pleasures, add one more slice of life — the sausage pizza.
  • Malaysia Says Cadbury Chocolates Free From Pork

    06/02/2014 2:04:12 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 10 replies
    Cadbury chocolates sold in Malaysia have been cleared of containing pork, the country's top Islamic body said Monday in a statement that should lessen calls for a boycott of the British confectionary company after earlier tests suggested two types of chocolate bar contained pig DNA. The now apparently discredited findings last month by the Ministry of Health sparked outrage among some Islamist groups in Malaysia, who called for a boycott of all Cadbury's products. Indonesia, the world's most populous Muslim country, is also testing Cadbury chocolates, although the two products at issue in Malaysia are not sold there. Under Islamic...
  • A Deadly Pig Virus Wiped Out 10% Of The US Hog Population — And Now It's Back

    05/28/2014 4:45:44 AM PDT · by blam · 26 replies
    BI - Reuters ^ | 5-28-2014 | Tom Polansek, Reuters
    Tom Polansek, ReutersMay 28, 2014, 7:22 AM An Indiana farm has become the first to confirm publicly it suffered a second outbreak of a deadly pig virus, fueling concerns that a disease that has wiped out 10 percent of the U.S. hog population will be harder to contain than producers and veterinarians expected. The farm, through its veterinarian, publicly acknowledged on Tuesday a repeat incident of Porcine Epidemic Diarrhea virus (PEDv), which has killed up to 7 million pigs and pushed pork prices to record highs since it was first identified in the United States a year ago. Matt Ackerman,...
  • A Strange Ingredient Was Just Found in Some Cadbury Chocolate That’s a Real Problem for Muslims

    05/27/2014 8:42:03 AM PDT · by ConservativeMan55 · 41 replies
    The Blaze ^ | 5/27/14 | Billy Hallowell
    Cadbury Malaysia recalled two of its chocolate products Monday after they tested positive for pork DNA, according to Reuters.
  • Malaysian Muslim groups call for jihad on Cadbury after pork traces found in chocolate

    05/27/2014 5:08:41 AM PDT · by rickmichaels · 33 replies
    The Telegraph ^ | May 27, 2014 | Josie Ensor
    Muslim groups are calling for a boycott of Cadbury after two if its products sold in predominately Islamic Malaysia were found to contain traces of pork. The discovery was made during a periodic check for non-halal ingredients in food products by the country's Ministry of Health, which confirmed porcine DNA traces in its bars of Cadbury Dairy Milk Hazelnut and Cadbury Dairy Milk Roast Almond.
  • Iowa Distillery Raises Pigs to Taste Like Whiskey

    05/10/2014 11:05:59 AM PDT · by nickcarraway · 11 replies
    WQAD ^ | May 9, 2014 | Angie Sharp
    We use alcohol in meat marinades all the time, but what if your food already had the taste without the wait? The founders of Templeton Rye Distillery in Templeton, Iowa are trying to do just that by creating pork that tastes like their famous whiskey. “We have a little motto here. My dad always told me, ‘Nothing good happens after 12 p.m.’ So, it seems like that’s when this idea was probably thought of – after we had a few drinks,” laughs the distillery’s co-founder, Keith Kerkhoff. He hopes the Templeton Rye Pork Project will be the exception to his...
  • Killer Virus Takes Emotional Toll on Pig Farmers

    04/28/2014 9:21:02 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 40 replies
    NBC News ^ | April 28th 2014, 5:16 am | Miguel Llanos
    Last Christmas was one farmer Greg Lear would rather forget. “Yeah, some merry Christmas,” he said of the December 19th call from his farm manager with news that all the sows, or breeding females, were throwing up and many had diarrhea. The sows survived, but within 96 hours “we probably had 500 little pigs that were dead,” said Lear. As fate would have it, the Spencer, Iowa, farm he helps run was next in line to be hit by a virus that’s killed several million piglets across the country in the last 12 months. Rising pork prices have more than...
  • Soaring Food Inflation Full Frontal: Beef, Pork And Shrimp Prices Soar To Record Highs

    04/17/2014 6:29:53 AM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 34 replies
    We previously noted that both beef and pork (courtesy of the affectionately named Porcine Epidemic Diarrhea virus) prices have been reaching new all time highs on an almost daily basis. It is time to update the chart. Below we show what a world in which the Fed is constantly lamenting the lack of inflation looks like for beef prices...
  • U.S. Senator Reid, son combine for China firm's desert plant

    04/12/2014 8:56:35 AM PDT · by Lorianne · 31 replies
    Reuters ^ | 31 August 20?? | Marcus Stern
    U.S. Senator Harry Reid recognized nine years ago that connections between his official duties and the lobbying activities of his relatives could lead to ethical questions. In 2003, the Nevada Democrat publicly banned relatives from lobbying him or his staff after newspaper reports showed that Nevada industries and institutions routinely turned to Reid's sons or son-in-law for representation. Now, questions surrounding family ties are flaring again in Nevada around the Senate majority leader. He and his oldest son, Rory, are both involved in an effort by a Chinese energy giant, ENN Energy Group, to build a $5 billion solar farm...
  • US bacon prices rise after virus kills baby pigs

    04/08/2014 12:13:00 PM PDT · by don-o · 51 replies
    AP ^ | April 8, 2014 | M.L. JOHNSON
    MILWAUKEE (AP) — A virus never before seen in the U.S. has killed millions of baby pigs in less than a year, and with little known about how it spreads or how to stop it, it's threatening pork production and pushing up prices by 10 percent or more.
  • Republican Senator: 'GOP First Must End Cronyism in Our Own Ranks'

    04/07/2014 9:27:31 AM PDT · by Beave Meister · 13 replies
    The Weekly Standard ^ | 4/7/2014 | DANIEL HALPER
    Republican senator Mike Lee has an op-ed decrying cronyism. But first, he says, the Republicans must purge the unseemly activity from within its "own ranks." "[T]o fix what’s broken in Washington and our economy," Lee writes in National Review Online, "a still-distrusted GOP first must end cronyism in our own ranks. The GOP has to close its branch of the Beltway Favor Bank and truly embrace a free-enterprise economy of, by, and for the people." Lee continues: Impossible? That’s what they said about earmarks. Too radical a change? These are principles we already espouse. Imagine a reformed Republican party seizing...
  • Moscow pork embargo causes havoc in Brussels

    03/21/2014 8:14:52 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 8 replies
    EurActiv ^ | 21 March 2014 | Aline Robert
    The European Commission has ordered EU member states to stop holding bilaterals with Russia over the pork trade and has threatened to complain to the World Trade Organization, claiming that a Russian embargo on European pork is unwarranted. EurActiv France reports. According to informed sources, France, Denmark and the Netherlands established bilateral contact with Russia in an attempt to end the embargo on European pork. The embargo, which began in January over concerns of African swine fever in European wild boar, blocks all European pork on sanitary grounds. […] Brussels “called for Europe to speak with one voice, seeing as...
  • Reid Announces Nearly $4 Million School Improvement Grant for Nevada

    03/13/2014 1:52:59 PM PDT · by mdittmar · 16 replies
    U.S. Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid ^ | March 13, 2014 | U.S. Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid
    Washington, D.C. – Nevada Senator Harry Reid released the following statement today after the U.S. Department of Education approved a grant package through the Department’s School Improvement Grant (SIG) Program worth $3,725,820 for low performing schools in Nevada. “This is terrific news for Nevada and our public schools,” said Senator Reid. “This money is vital for our children as we continue to see budget shortfalls throughout school districts across Nevada. This funding will go a long way to ensure more Nevada students have high quality teachers, to help improve instruction, and to help lift up many low-performing schools.”INFORMATION ON THE...
  • $1 Trillion Farm Bill Full of Subsidies, Special Favors

    02/18/2014 9:32:51 AM PST · by MichCapCon · 17 replies
    Capitol Confidential ^ | 2/15/2014 | Jarrett Skorup
    President Obama was in Michigan last week to sign a 10-year, $1 trillion farm bill. While much of the debate has centered around the spending on food stamps, buried in the 1,000-page plan are many other provisions that are indefensibly bad policy. While some are praising, and others complaining, about slightly rolling back spending on food stamps and eliminating some of the direct payments to "farmers" (who did not actually farm), the bill goes far beyond that. This bill continues special subsidy deals to farmers in every area in the country — from corn and beans to rice and peanuts...
  • China cloning on an 'industrial scale'

    01/14/2014 7:27:56 AM PST · by Theoria · 14 replies
    BBC ^ | 13 Jan 2014 | David Shukman
    You hear the squeals of the pigs long before reaching a set of long buildings set in rolling hills in southern China. Feeding time produces a frenzy as the animals strain against the railings around their pens. But this is no ordinary farm. Run by a fast-growing company called BGI, this facility has become the world's largest centre for the cloning of pigs. The technology involved is not particularly novel - but what is new is the application of mass production. The first shed contains 90 animals in two long rows. They look perfectly normal, as one would expect, but...
  • Obamacare Pork to UAW Rolled Out Without a Glitch

    12/26/2013 2:42:24 PM PST · by jazusamo · 9 replies
    NLPC ^ | December 23, 2013 | Mark Modica
    While the Obama Administration is still pumping resources and taxpayer money into the implementation of Obamacare, the initial disbursement of pork included in the bill was successfully doled out almost a full two years ago. And the main recipient of taxpayer largess was, once again, the UAW. The Obamacare pork came in the form of a program called the Early Retiree Reinsurance Program or ERRP. $5 billion of taxpayer money was allocated to help pay for healthcare costs to retirees between the age of 55 and 65 . Number one on the union-dominated list of recipients was the UAW, which...
  • WASTEBOOK 2013

    12/17/2013 3:30:08 PM PST · by LeoWindhorse · 12 replies
    coburn.senate.gov ^ | Dec 17, 2013 | Sen Tom Coburn
    Coburn Releases Annual Wastebook Highlighting Most Egregious Spending of 2013
  • Ryan and Murray to unveil budget proposal Tuesday night

    12/10/2013 3:28:02 PM PST · by TurboZamboni · 46 replies
    WaPo ^ | 12-10-13 | Lori Montgomery ·
    Senate Budget Committee chairman Patty Murray (D-Wash.) and House Budget Committee chairman Paul Ryan (R-Wis.) were finalizing details and hoping to schedule a press conference to unveil the deal, which …
  • Schumer: Chicken Slaughtered, Raised In China Could Pose Major Risk

    11/11/2013 6:44:37 AM PST · by driftdiver · 76 replies
    CBS New York ^ | Nov 10, 2013 | CBS
    NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) — Chicken from China has officials on alert, including U.S. Sen. Charles Schumer (D-N.Y.) As WCBS 880’s Jim Smith reported Sunday, Schumer said first, the U.S. Department of Agriculture only allowed chickens that had been processed in China to be sold in the U.S. Now, he said the USDA plans to green-light poultry raised and slaughtered in China.
  • Genetic study proves Israel's wild boars originated in Europe

    11/10/2013 7:44:11 PM PST · by SunkenCiv · 36 replies
    PhysOrg ^ | Nov 04, 2013 | Tel Aviv University
    Wild boars look more or less the same in Israel as they do anywhere else: stalky and hairy with big heads, long snouts, and beady eyes. So scientists had no reason to suspect Israeli wild boars were any different than their brothers and sisters roaming the Middle East, from Egypt to Iran... unlike the Near Eastern wild boars in surrounding countries, Israel's wild boars originated in Europe. After a genetic and archaeological analysis, the researchers suggest the wild boars living in Israel are descendants of domesticated pigs brought to Israel starting almost 3,000 years ago by the Philistines and other...
  • Pelosi OK with Pork in Continuing Resolution

    10/19/2013 11:16:47 AM PDT · by John Semmens · 6 replies
    Semi-News/Semi-Satire ^ | 18 Oct 2013 | John Semmens
    As it turns out, the so-called “clean” Continuing Resolution passed this week to reopen the federal government wasn't so clean after all. Included in the fine print was a $2 billion bailout of a troubled dam project on the Ohio River and a payment of a year's salary to the millionaire widow of the deceased Senator Lautenberg (D-NJ). House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif) said she considers such expenditures “a small price to pay for averting a worse calamity. If $2 billion for a dam in Kentucky is what it takes to buy Senator McConnell's vote, so be it. Let's...
  • Senator Mitch McConnell continues to build his PIG FARM

    10/18/2013 6:16:13 AM PDT · by topher · 12 replies
    Various | October 18, 2013 | Vanity
    There are a number of URLS to look at for the story on the Pork Barrel deal that ended the shutdown. This was a $3 billion project for Illinois and Kentucky (something for Obama and something for Senator McConnell): Politico: Conservatives accuse Mitch McConnell of 'Kentucky kickback' in spending deal Marketwatch 'blog': Debt-ceiling bill funds Kentucky dam project to ire of McConnell foesThere's a little pork in that bill: The 5 most surprising provisions in the debt deal Maybe each of these stories should have their own thread. Or maybe Repbulicans should focus on the fact that the Republican Senate...
  • Nancy Pelosi on pork in debt bill: 'What difference does it make?'

    10/17/2013 5:05:11 PM PDT · by Libloather · 19 replies
    Examiner ^ | 10/17/13
    Echoing a statement made by former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi dismissed reporters' questions about pork inserted in the debt ceiling bill passed by Congress, CNS News reported Thursday. “What difference does it make? Why are we talking about this? We’re talking about a bill that as I said last night, I’m not asking anybody to vote for this bill on the merits,” she said. **SNIP** “My members have some of the same questions, not certainly in terms of the death penalty to the Lautenberg family, but when you have a CR, it is an...
  • Stopgap bill approves $3 billion of pork spending

    10/16/2013 4:47:28 PM PDT · by jazusamo · 29 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | October 16, 2013 | Stephen Dinan
    Buried inside the new stopgap spending bill are several pork project goodies, including nearly quadrupling the maximum price of a dam project on the Ohio River that is turning into a boondoggle — up to nearly $3 billion. The bill also includes $174,000 of taxpayer money being sent to the widow of the late Sen. Frank Lautenberg. The death gratuity, which has been paid to widows of other lawmakers in the past, raised hackles since Mr. Lautenberg was a multimillionaire, while the government is $16.7 trillion in debt. But lawmakers did nix one provision that was in an early draft...
  • New Jersey Worker Union Complains Recently Bankrupt Casino Using Too Many Part-Time Jobs

    09/05/2013 12:35:04 PM PDT · by Rusty0604 · 4 replies
    Zerohedge ^ | 09/05/2013 | Tyler Durden
    To summarize: a state- and taxpayer-subsidized casino opens, files for bankruptcy in under 12 months, reopens... and is criticized for operating in a way that will prevent it from filing for bankruptcy in another 12 months? Alas, while the trend toward a "part-time" society, first exposed here in 2010 and subsequently accepted as gospel even by the slowest, dimmest and most sycophantic corners of the MSM, is nothing new, we had yet to see labor unions - those staunchest supporters of the very same policies that promote the conversion of full-time into part-time workers - lash out against the manifestations...
  • 27 ways to celebrate National Bacon Day, aka the best day ever

    08/31/2013 5:22:14 AM PDT · by Libloather · 27 replies
    MSN ^ | 8/30/13
    What's the best holiday ever? Christmas? Halloween? Yeah, right. Try National Bacon Day! Yes, Saturday is the one day of the year when you get to pig out guilt-free on your favorite grease-smothered meaty delight (as if there's any other way to eat bacon). Check out the gallery above for some inspiration on how to spend this magnificent day. We're planning on cruising around in our bacon-covered car, munching on chocolate bacon gold and visiting this ALL-BACON RESTAURANT. No, seriously. That's what we're doing.
  • Why Did a Tennessee Grade School Ban Pork?

    08/15/2013 10:13:45 AM PDT · by Timber Rattler · 140 replies
    Fox News & Commentary ^ | August 15, 2013 | Todd Starnes
    A Tennessee elementary school banned students from eating ham sandwiches, BLT’s and anything else made with pork, but eventually lifted the ban after parents complained. Third grade teachers at Sunset Elementary School in Brentwood, Tenn. sent home an “Approved Snack List” for the school year and it specifically banned anything that comes from a pig.snacklist “No meats containing pork,” read the memorandum. “Starting Monday, August 12, 2013 your child must provide their own snack from the above approved snack list.” Kids could nosh on raw vegetables without dips or sauces, fresh fruit, crackers, pretzels, and popcorn – but no ribs...
  • Chris Christie vs. Rand Paul and the Facts

    08/06/2013 2:36:46 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 2 replies
    Fact Check ^ | 08/06/2013
    New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie conflated statistics when he claimed Sen. Rand Paul’s “pork-barrel spending” is the reason Kentucky receives more federal funds than New Jersey for every tax dollar it sends to Washington. The figures cited by Christie are affected very little by pork-barrel spending.Moreover, Senate Republicans have imposed a voluntary ban on earmarks — otherwise known as pork-barrel spending — since the Kentucky senator took office in 2011. So Paul hasn’t brought any of the traditional pork-barrel spending to Kentucky.Paul also added some confusion to the issue when he seemed to suggest that Kentucky’s ratio was the...
  • Rand Paul: Chris Christie is the “king of bacon”

    07/30/2013 7:52:16 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 27 replies
    Hotair ^ | 07/30/2013 | AllahPundit
    The way this feud is progressing, I half-expect Christie to reply, “And you’re the queen.”Ostensibly Paul means “bacon” in terms of “pork,” i.e. wasteful federal spending. Which I guess means he’ll be referring to Christie as “Porky” before the week’s out. “This is the king of bacon talking about bacon,” Paul said about Christie. Both are considered potential 2016 contenders for the Republican presidential nomination…“What does he want to do, shut down military bases in Kentucky?” he said.Fort Campbell and Fort Knox, both Army bases, are located in Kentucky. New Jersey itself is home to a large joint military base...
  • Islamofascism Case Example #692 ... ‘Seditious’ Facebook Pork Photo Leads Two Malaysians to Court

    07/18/2013 6:50:13 PM PDT · by DogByte6RER · 6 replies
    Al Arabiya ^ | Thursday, 18 July 2013 | Al Arabiya
    ‘Seditious’ Facebook pork photo leads two Malaysians to court Prosecutors on Thursday charged two Malaysians with sedition and inciting religious enmity after they posted a photograph on Facebook considered an insult to the Muslim holy month of fasting. They face up to eight years in prison if convicted of both charges in the Muslim-majority nation. Alvin Tan and Vivian Lee, both ethnic Chinese non-Muslims in their 20s, drew criticism when they uploaded a photograph of themselves earlier this month eating pork stew while conveying greetings to Muslims for the current fasting month of Ramadan. Pork is forbidden for Muslims. Tan...
  • Writing a Lousy Immigration Bill Wasn't Enough- They HADDA Pack It with Pork, too!

    06/28/2013 3:30:39 AM PDT · by Reaganite Republican · 13 replies
    Reaganite Republican ^ | 28 June 2013 | Reaganite Republican
    Sen Sessions: 'This bill must never become law...' As the Senate's infamous Gang of Eight aims to find 70 votes -in order to put political pressure on the House- you just knew they were going to be doing some major favors for recalcitrant Senators- expensive gifts the government will be paying for by moving balances around on it's own credit cards, like a down-and-out gambling addict. But in these times of monumental fiscal peril -what with the US government borrowing from itself + printing $80B/mo, backed by nothing- it's truly unsettling to see how well Dems and Republicans still work...
  • Israelis brand selves in solidarity with animals

    06/27/2013 1:59:04 PM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 18 replies
    AP via Yahoo! News ^ | June 27, 2013
    JERUSALEM -- Sasha Boojor squirmed and struggled as black-clad masked men yanked him out of a cage and branded him with a hot iron. While the smell of seared flesh was disturbing, he said, this shocking and painful act was worth it: He was showing solidarity with animals that suffer branding on farms around the world.
  • Vintage Photo, Early 1900's - U.S. Department of Agriculture's "Pig Cafeteria"

    06/24/2013 7:35:41 PM PDT · by DogByte6RER · 10 replies
    Retronaut ^ | Early 20th Century | Retronaut
    “The Pig Cafeteria” was an exhibit produced by the Department of Agriculture to educate farmers about new methods of farming and raising livestock — specifically, what to feed pigs so that they would be healthy and profitable.
  • American Idiot Converts to Islam ... Then Threatens to Kill Mother Over Pork Dinner

    06/21/2013 7:59:33 PM PDT · by DogByte6RER · 45 replies
    The Smoking Gun ^ | June 19, 2013 | The Smoking Gun
    Police: Death Threat Prompted By Pork Dinner • Muslim man accused mom of trying to "poison" him JUNE 19--A Pennsylvania man allegedly threatened to kill his mother because he believed she tried to “poison” him by serving pork, “which was against his Muslim religion," investigators report. Joshua Lee Coffey, 25, confronted his mother Sherri last week in the family’s home in St. Marys, a central Pennsylvania city. Coffey accused his mother of “attempting to poison him,” noting that “the meat he was given to eat was pork, which was against his Muslim religion," according to a probable cause affidavit. A...
  • A new take on 'grass-fed' meat: Pig farmer markets pork raised on marijuana

    06/21/2013 7:27:49 AM PDT · by Renfield · 39 replies
    NBC news ^ | 6-18-2013 | Elisha Fieldstadt
    he possibilities when it comes to marketing meat made from marijuana-fed animals are close to endless, but the man who came up with the idea has decided to simply call them “Pot Pigs.” William von Scheneidau, owner and founder of BB Ranch in Seattle, didn’t come up with the idea to feed pigs and other animals weed while sitting around a bong in the basement with his buddies. In fact, he doesn’t even smoke, he said. Von Scheneidau said the notion came to him when he met the owners of a weed dispensary who told him that, ever since marijuana...
  • Peace Through Pork… Ammo Company Comes Up With Jihad-Proof Pork-Infused Bullets

    06/14/2013 10:01:19 PM PDT · by servo1969 · 23 replies
    Gateway Pundit ^ | 6-14-2013 | Jim Hoft
    With two layers of pork deterrent… Jihawg Ammunition 9mm Pig Tainted Ammo – an all natural deterrent to sudden jihad syndrome. An Idaho company has come up with a culturally-sensitive solution to dealing with sudden jihad syndrome… Pork-infused bullets. Ammoland reported, via Weasel Zippers: You’ve probably already heard about the bizarre, Islamist slaughter of an off-duty British soldier in broad daylight on a busy street in London in May 2013. The two assailants struck the victim with a car then jumped out and began hacking and slashing him with knives and a meat cleaver. The murderers then strutted around the...
  • China Pig Farm Accused Of Pumping Dissolved Carcasses Into A Nearby River

    06/10/2013 6:43:50 AM PDT · by blam · 28 replies
    TBI ^ | 6-10-1013 | Agence France Presse
    China Pig Farm Accused Of Pumping Dissolved Carcasses Into A Nearby River Agence France Presse June 10, 2013, 7:21 AM Dead pigs being tossed into a truck in China. Reuters Authorities are reportedly probing a pig farm in central China for dissolving dead pigs in a chemical solution and pumping the resulting remains down its drains, which empty into a river. Huasheng Online, a news website published by the Hunan Daily Press Group, said environmental protection and animal hygiene authorities in Changsha, Hunan province, were investigating the allegations. The farm claimed that using strong alkali to break down carcasses before...
  • Revealed: Hundreds of words to avoid using online if you don't want the government spying on you...

    06/01/2013 5:27:10 PM PDT · by Little Ray · 72 replies
    The Daily Mail ^ | 04:32 EST, 26 May 2012 | Daniel Miller
    The Department of Homeland Security has been forced to release a list of keywords and phrases it uses to monitor social networking sites and online media for signs of terrorist or other threats against the U.S. The intriguing the list includes obvious choices such as 'attack', 'Al Qaeda', 'terrorism' and 'dirty bomb' alongside dozens of seemingly innocent words like 'pork', 'cloud', 'team' and 'Mexico'. Read more: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2150281/REVEALED-Hundreds-words-avoid-using-online-dont-want-government-spying-you.html#ixzz2V0viIrTM Follow us: @MailOnline on Twitter | DailyMail on Facebook
  • Shuanghui buying Smithfield Foods for about $4.72B

    05/29/2013 6:36:26 AM PDT · by Red Badger · 50 replies
    www.myfoxny.com ^ | 05-29-2013 | By MICHAEL FELBERBAUM
    <p>RICHMOND, Va. - Chinese meat processor Shuanghui International Holdings Ltd. has agreed to buy Smithfield Foods Inc. for approximately $4.72 billion in a deal that will take the world's biggest pork producer private.</p> <p>Hong Kong-based Shuanghui owns a variety of global businesses that include food, logistics and flavoring products and is China's largest meat processing enterprise. Smithfield owns brands such as Armour, Farmland and its namesake.</p>
  • Burger King Rib Sandwich Is Coming For Summer (Their version of McDonald's McRib sandwich)

    05/19/2013 2:59:55 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 27 replies
    Burger Beast Blog ^ | May 15, 2013
    Last year Burger King’s Summertime Menu included a Bacon Sundae but they seem intent on topping that this year with the introduction of the Burger King Rib Sandwich. An obvious copy of the popular McDonald’s McRib Sandwich, the Burger King version will be available starting May 21st through the end of the summer along with the return of a line of Memphis Pulled Pork Sandwiches and Sweet Potato Fries. The Burger King Rib Sandwich was tested in Shreveport, Louisiana and did very well there. Let’s not forget Burger King also had those Fire Grilled bone in Ribs a few years...
  • Immigration bill sprinkled with pet projects ( more Muslims ? )

    04/24/2013 1:28:52 PM PDT · by george76 · 27 replies
    April 22, 2013 ^ | April 22, 2013
    Buried within the 844 pages of the bipartisan immigration bill -- amid historic shifts in policies such as a path to citizenship for 11 million unauthorized immigrants -- are pet provisions of the senators who crafted it. South Carolina Republican Sen. Lindsey Graham wants more visas for the meat industry, a major employer in his state
  • Oh Look, Rep. Mike Rogers' (R-MI) Wife Stands To Benefit Greatly From CISPA Passing

    04/23/2013 5:13:57 PM PDT · by Lorianne · 5 replies
    Tech Dirt ^ | 18 April 2013 | Mike Masnik
    It would appear that Rep. Mike Rogers, the main person in Congress pushing for CISPA, has kept rather quiet about a very direct conflict of interest that calls into serious question the entire bill. It would appear that Rogers' wife stands to benefit quite a lot from the passage of CISPA, and has helped in the push to get the bill passed. It's somewhat amazing that no one has really covered this part of the story, but it highlights, yet again, the kind of activities by folks in Congress that make the public trust Congress less and less. It has...
  • Obama's 2014 budget based on bad math, phantom revenues ...

    04/10/2013 7:05:58 AM PDT · by Lorianne · 10 replies
    Daily Mail (UK) ^ | 10 April 2013 | David Martsoko
    The Obama administration released an outline of its fiscal 2014 budget to reporters on Tuesday, forbidding its release until 6:00 a.m. Wednesday. The preview promises that President Barack Obama's budget 'reduces the deficit and puts the Nation on a sound fiscal course.' 'Every new initiative in the plan is fully paid for, so they do not add a single dime to the deficit,' the White House pledges. An initial walk through the budget proposals, however, suggests that Republicans in Congress will need some convincing. The budget will hit congressional offices less than 24 hours after the government's top watchdog agency...
  • Pork chops are now ribeyes as U.S. meat industry renames cuts

    04/04/2013 5:25:31 PM PDT · by markomalley · 70 replies
    Reuters ^ | 4/4/2013 | P.J. Huffstutter
    BBQ fans, brace yourselves: "Pork butt" will soon be a thing of the past. In an effort to boost sales just ahead of the U.S. grilling season, and make shopping at the meat counter a bit easier, the pork and beef industries are retooling more than 350 names of meat cuts to give them more sizzle and consumer appeal. The revised nomenclature emerged after two years of consumer research, which found that the labels on packages of fresh cuts of pork and beef are confusing to shoppers, said Patrick Fleming, director of retail marketing for trade group National Pork Board....
  • Meat industry to reboot labels to help consumers

    04/04/2013 10:27:11 AM PDT · by Red Badger · 14 replies
    www.wtop.com ^ | 04-04-13 | J.M. HIRSCH
    <p>Don't know your pork butts from your rump roasts? It may be getting a little easier.</p> <p>The American meat industry is rolling out a refresh of the often confusing 40-year-old system used for naming the various cuts of beef, pork, lamb and veal. That's because the system -- the Uniform Retail Meat Identification Standards, or URMIS -- was designed more for the needs of retailers and butchers than for the convenience of harried shoppers more familiar with Shake 'n Bake than boneless shank cuts.</p>
  • New meat names mean bye bye, pork chop; hello, ribeye (more than 350 names changed)

    04/03/2013 5:56:18 PM PDT · by Libloather · 46 replies
    **SNIP** In an effort to boost sales going into the grilling season and make shopping at the meat counter a bit easier, the pork and beef industries are retooling more than 350 names of meat cuts to give them more sizzle and consumer appeal. **SNIP** In the beef aisle, a boneless shoulder top blade steak will become a flatiron steak, a beef under blade boneless steak will become a Denver steak. Not all names in the meat counter will change -- ground beef will still be ground beef