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  • Will commuter rail service between Ann Arbor and Howell require a new tax?

    04/01/2015 8:03:34 AM PDT · by Darren McCarty · 17 replies
    mlive ^ | 3-31-2015 | Ryan Stanton
    The Ann Arbor Area Transportation Authority has wrapped up an initial round of public meetings as part of a feasibility study of north-south commuter rail between Ann Arbor and Howell, a project often referred to as WALLY. But after meetings in Brighton and Ann Arbor, and another one Monday night in Howell, questions still remain about how the service would be funded. Michael Benham, strategic planner for the AAATA, acknowledged it's possible that communities along the line could be asked to pay for the service through taxes, as fares alone wouldn't be enough to cover the costs. He said that...
  • Iowa Congressman Reintroduces Interstate Commerce Agriculture Bill

    02/11/2015 1:36:03 PM PST · by ObamahatesPACoal · 4 replies
    On Feb. 3, Rep. Steve King (R-IA) re-introduced his Protect Interstate Commerce Act (PICA), which he attempted to amend into last year’s farm bill. King’s bill would prevent states and local jurisdictions from interfering with the production and distribution of agricultural products in interstate or foreign commerce. In his statement about PICA, King referenced California’s statewide ban on the sale of eggs from hens raised in battery cages. “Just within the last month in anticipation of the new law coming into effect, California experienced a 79 percent increase in egg prices,” King said. “Outside of California, the Midwest has seen...
  • Ancient Romans ate meals most Americans would recognize.

    02/10/2015 1:07:35 AM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 35 replies
    Inside Science ^ | February 3, 2015 | Joel N. Shurkin
    Let's pretend it is 56 B.C. and you have been fortunate enough to be invited to a party at the home of Lucius Calpurnius Piso Caesoninus, a great social coup. Piso, after all, was Julius Caesar's father-in-law and a consul of Rome. What's for dinner? You need to prepare for pig. Archaeologists studying the eating habits of ancient Etruscans and Romans have found that pork was the staple of Italian cuisine before and during the Roman Empire. Both the poor and the rich ate pig as the meat of choice, although the rich, like Piso, got better cuts, ate meat...
  • It’s Pork Over Beef in America for First Time Since 1952 [Link Only]

    02/03/2015 9:33:34 AM PST · by C19fan · 55 replies
    Bloomberg [Link Only] ^ | February 2, 2015 | Megan Durisin
    http://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2015-02-03/it-s-pork-over-beef-in-america-for-first-time-since-1952
  • Oxford Press bans pigs from children’s books, so here’s Porky Pig reciting Pledge of Allegiance

    01/26/2015 5:15:07 AM PST · by grundle · 19 replies
    wordpress ^ | January 24, 2015 | Dan from Squirrel Hill
    Dan from Squirrel Hill's Blog Oxford University Press bans pigs from children’s books, so here’s Porky Pig reciting the Pledge of Allegiance Oxford University Press is the largest university press in the world.The Telegraph reports:The Oxford University Press has warned its writers not to mention pigs, sausages or pork-related words in children’s books, in an apparent bid to avoid offending Jews and Muslims.Jews?I’m Jewish, and I have neither been offended, nor heard of any Jew claiming to be offended, by pigs being mentioned in literature. On the contrary, I grew up with this stuff, and I love it. Here’s “Piggies” by...
  • Obama to give federal employees six weeks' maternity leave

    01/14/2015 7:09:07 PM PST · by Citizen Zed · 34 replies
    The Guardian ^ | 1-14-2015 | Dan Roberts
    Federal employes will be given at least six weeks of paid leave to care for new children under plans unveiled by the White House to kick-start legislative efforts to close the gap in family benefits offered by the US and other wealthy countries. Democrats have been pushing for better maternity and sick leave rights for over a decade in Congress with little success, but plans by Barack Obama to back the passage of a Healthy Families Act with the executive action for government workers and $2.2bn of new funding for state efforts would be the first time the president has...
  • Oxford University Press Bans Use Of Pig, Sausage Or Pork-Related Words To Avoid Offending Muslims

    01/14/2015 5:54:37 PM PST · by Steelfish · 65 replies
    Telegraph(UK) ^ | January 14, 2015
    Oxford University Press Bans Use Of Pig, Sausage Or Pork-Related Words To Avoid Offending Muslims 14 Jan 2015 The Oxford University Press has warned its writers not to mention pigs, sausages or pork-related words in children's books, in an apparent bid to avoid offending Jews and Muslims. The existence of the publisher's guidelines emerged after a radio discussion on free speech in the wake of the Paris attacks. Speaking on Radio 4's Today programme, presenter Jim Naughtie said: "I've got a letter here that was sent out by OUP to an author doing something for young people. "Among the things...
  • So You Want to Raise Pigs

    12/29/2014 7:09:53 PM PST · by barmag25 · 63 replies
    Righteous Bacon Blog ^ | March 21, 2013 | by Diana
    It’s that time of year again: feeder pig time! If there’s anything I love as much as raising pigs, it’s getting others hooked on raising pigs. I’m like a drug dealer who deals exclusively in swine. And it works because the pigs themselves are like potato chips, you can’t have just one. No, literally, you can’t (shouldn’t) have just one. Pigs are incredibly social animals, which is why we sell them in groups of two or more. Not only does having another pig around increase their mental and emotional health, they thrive physically when there is another animal of their...
  • Senate passes defense bill with Montana wilderness additions

    12/12/2014 3:28:47 PM PST · by Oldeconomybuyer · 6 replies
    The Missoulian (MT) ^ | December 12, 2014 | By Rob Chaney
    The Senate voted to pass its annual National Defense Authorization Act on Friday , sending Montana’s first wilderness additions in 33 years to President Barack Obama’s desk. The National Defense Authorization Act authorizes $585 billion in Pentagon discretionary spending and $63.7 billion in overseas contingency operations.It also includes a package of 70 public land management bills; the biggest collection since the Omnibus Public Land Management Act of 2009. They create about 250,000 acres of new wilderness designations and protection of other lands from energy development. Other measures open thousands of acres to logging in Alaska and swaps federal lands for...
  • Congress fast-tracks bills loaded with special interest projects in year-end rush

    12/05/2014 5:59:57 AM PST · by C19fan · 6 replies
    Washington Times ^ | December 4, 2014 | Stephen Dinan
    Tucked inside the massive defense policy bill now pending on Capitol Hill is a rewrite of terrorist watch lists, a host of new national park sites and a land deal that American Indians say threatens to destroy ancient burial grounds. Meanwhile, several tax break bills speeding through Congress renew a controversial credit for wind turbines and end Medicare’s program to pay for penis pumps for senior citizens suffering erectile dysfunction.
  • Congress’ Sneaky Tactic to Grab More Land for the Government

    12/02/2014 5:09:24 PM PST · by afraidfortherepublic · 22 replies
    The Daily Signal ^ | 12-2-14 | Robert Gordon & Nicholas Loris
    Congress has returned from the mid-term elections and members are hammering out the details of the National Defense Authorization Act. NDAA, which has passed for more than 50 years consecutively, provides policy guidance for the U.S. defense budget. The importance of the NDAA to the defense budgeting process and its traditional status as a “must-pass” piece of legislation makes it an inviting target for pet projects and wasteful spending. Unfortunately, as this year’s lame duck session winds down, some lawmakers are trying to end-run the normal legislative process in a rushed, closed-door approach. This presents an opportunity not only to...
  • Jail Time For Four Men Who Threw Pig's Head At Mosque In May 2013

    11/17/2014 10:05:49 PM PST · by Jack Hydrazine · 44 replies
    OpposingViews.com ^ | 17NOV2014 | Lina Batarags
    Four men were jailed for throwing a severed pig’s head into a mosque in Lancashire last May. Shocked women and children watched as the four friends dumped a carrier bag containing the severed head in the parking lot of Blackpool Central Mosque. Preston Crown Court was told the four men had organized the crime—which came only two days after the murder of solider Lee Rigby in May 2013—as a prank, knowing it would be seen as an insult in a Muslim place of worship. The four men—Thomas Ashton, 21; Andrew Warner, 31; Travis Crabtree, 25; and Steven White, 28—are all...
  • What IS the McRib made of? New McDonald's video shows how they make the boneless, preformed patty

    11/04/2014 5:54:02 AM PST · by C19fan · 59 replies
    UK Daily Mail ^ | November 4, 2014 | Sadie Whitelocks
    Likened to 'packing foam' and 'gray IKEA furniture' the McDonald's McRib patty came under scrutiny last year after one was photographed on the production line minus sauce and pickles. But now the fast food giant is hoping to get people 'lovin" its seasonal treat again by showing exactly how the boneless, preformed morsel is made. A new behind-the-scenes video takes viewers inside the Lopez Foods production facility in Oklahoma City where giant chunks of pork are ground down - no packing foam in sight.
  • Cops: Uncle stabs nephew for eating too many pork chops

    10/25/2014 9:50:54 PM PDT · by Slings and Arrows · 71 replies
    CBS12 News ^ | October 22 2014 | Victoria Price
    FELLSMERE, Fla. (CBS12) -- A 61-year-old man was arrested after he stabbed his nephew during a fight over pork chops, Fellsmere police say. Billy Wall and his nephew Charles Williams were arguing over the number of pork chops each one got to eat for dinner. -snip Both men began to fight again after Williams said his nephew grabbed a machete and threatened him.
  • Pig farms rebound from virus; meat prices may drop

    10/11/2014 8:26:30 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 22 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Oct 11, 2014 10:23 AM EDT | David Pitt
    A virus that killed millions of baby pigs in the last year and led to higher pork prices has waned thanks to warmer weather and farmers’ efforts to sterilize their operations. And as pigs’ numbers increase, sticker shock on things like bacon should ease. Already, hog supplies are on the rise, with 5.46 million baby pigs born between June and August in Iowa, the nation’s leading producer—the highest quarterly total in 20 years and a record 10.7 surviving pigs per litter, according to a U.S. Department of Agriculture report. It’s a significant turnaround from a year ago when the porcine...
  • Somali Group Pushes For Non-Pork Food Shelf (MN)

    09/15/2014 6:00:44 PM PDT · by ButThreeLeftsDo · 95 replies
    WCCO.com ^ | 9/15/14 | Reg Chapman
    Food shelves can be a life line for people dealing with poverty and hunger. But many in the Somali-American community say finding a food shelf that caters to their religious dietary restrictions is almost impossible. “Some food shelves are trying to meet the need, but some of them already got canned beans that have already been mixed with pork — and there is a literacy issue here,” said community activist Fartun Weli. A group of first-generation Somali Americans says they need help in developing a food shelf that specializes in healthy foods that do not contain pork or pork byproducts....
  • 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...