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(CBC)   Closed borders result in record domestic hamburger-and-steak surplus in Canada. Now is the time for all good Canadian Farkers to fire up the grill and come to the aid of their country   ( divider line
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2004-08-19 11:05:13 AM  
whats a little mad cow disease? C'mon...beef, its whats for dinner*!

*=applies to humans and cows
2004-08-19 11:12:14 AM  
It was one FREAKING cow!!! And an old one. Bred before the feed ban. Breading stock no less. not in the food chain.

And I would eat more of the stuff, if the beef distributers weren't theiving crooks. They dropped the price they'd pay the producers, but kept the price they sold it to market the same.
2004-08-19 11:12:21 AM  
medium rare , please.
2004-08-19 11:13:29 AM  
I'd eat it.
2004-08-19 11:15:23 AM  
I like extra madness with my cow please.

/mmmm brain holes...
2004-08-19 11:16:22 AM  
I have a truck full of Moosehead Lager to go with that beef.

That could be one hell of a BBQ.
2004-08-19 11:17:40 AM  
mmmmm. moosehead lager.....
2004-08-19 11:18:51 AM  
I would still hit Britney Spears even if she had mad-cow disease
2004-08-19 11:18:56 AM  
The U.S. allowed Pamela Anderson to become a citizen and she is more of a risk to the health of Americans than our beef.
2004-08-19 11:18:59 AM  
Sounds a lot like the Kingdom of Loathing if you ask me.

/too much meat
2004-08-19 11:19:27 AM  
Amen Canuck Guy.... Just another "BUSHism"... Man, that guy seems awefully bent on pissin EVERYBODY off! ( go Kerry!)
Of course, at least Americans will admit their leaders are morons..
2004-08-19 11:20:14 AM  
that chick in the t-shirt ad...yeah, that one on the right, wearing the getting lucky in Kentucky shirt? Oh my god, I want her so badly. It is ridiculous. I've been staring at her for like...5 minutes now. I gotta go tell my wife.
2004-08-19 11:20:15 AM  
Keep the borders closed.
2004-08-19 11:20:26 AM  
Mad Cow = Anna Nicole Smith
2004-08-19 11:20:39 AM  
What's pissing me off is that the prices haven't dropped at the grocery store. So the people that couldn't afford steak previously STILL can't afford steak.

Someone is making a killing on this BSE crisis, and it ain't the farmers.
2004-08-19 11:20:40 AM  
As a Canadian, I am willing to consume my own weight in steak and beer every day. Take that, cows!
2004-08-19 11:20:49 AM  
i'm eating sausages for lunch. mmmmm... sausage.
2004-08-19 11:21:32 AM  
I have about 4lb of steak defrosting right now...
It's not noticeabley cheaper though!

The difference between the level of trust in govt here and in the UK is quite noticeable. Canadians are still eating beef...

However, the increase in Organic beef rearing in the UK is one thing I'd love to see follow from BSE issues in north america too... Organic Angus steak is available here but it's about twice the price it is in the UK.
2004-08-19 11:21:36 AM  
Now it's a North Carolina shirt...OMFG she is fabulous. She is beautiful and WHAT A RACK!
I'm in lust...I'm gonna...oh I'm gonna....ahhhh
2004-08-19 11:22:31 AM  
Hamburgers taste loke poop. I have never tasted poop.
2004-08-19 11:23:35 AM  
Sweet, now I can grab a cheap burger while I'm there buying my cheap prescription drugs.
2004-08-19 11:25:24 AM  
Tell the grocery stores to LOWER the prices and i'll buy the meat.

The BSE scare was BS.
2004-08-19 11:25:55 AM  
Then why does it still cost $10 for a decent T-bone at the butcher? Supply and demand my ass.
2004-08-19 11:25:58 AM  

NO, i't's not just your leaders, ours have a certain understated stupidity as well.
2004-08-19 11:27:10 AM  
As long as American beef producers are making mounds of cash, the borders are going to stay closed. It's a sad fact, but it's long been known that Americans never play fair.
2004-08-19 11:27:33 AM  
i'll have more steak when they stop charging so damn much. isn't it basic economics? supply increases, so price drops?
2004-08-19 11:27:47 AM  
My roommates and I are proud to be helping the economy by buying our own cow and having it slaughtered and butchered. Steaks, roasts and ground beef for $1.25/lb? Yes sir!

On a related note, we're also subsidizing the propane industry.
2004-08-19 11:28:09 AM  
since one has to ingest brain/spinal cord in order to get BSE, I can't see the problem unless you just gotta have brains and eggs
2004-08-19 11:28:14 AM  
This sucks!! We now have all this beef for bbqing and the stupid truck driver with our beer disappeared!!! Now we have all these burgers and no Beer.
2004-08-19 11:28:24 AM  
The border has been closed for over a year, and no other cases have been found? What's the holdup?
2004-08-19 11:28:47 AM  
What do you mean $10 for a DECENT tbone??? BS!!! Here in NS, the price is $10 for a tbone thats only 1/2 of a farkin inch thick!!!!! Actually here, since the BSE thing, the price of beef has went up from $6 for those excuses of a tbone to $10!!!!!! Anyone else notice chicken has gone from $13 a family pack of 7 to about $21-22???!?!?!?! Jesus those cats the neighbors have are starting to make my mouth water....
2004-08-19 11:29:44 AM  
2004-08-19 11:27:10 AM SickleCycle

As long as American beef producers are making mounds of cash, the borders are going to stay closed. It's a sad fact, but it's long been known that Americans never play fair.

Where's that OBVIOUS tag when you need it?!
2004-08-19 11:29:47 AM  

How does one go about doing that?
2004-08-19 11:31:38 AM  
Sweet! What time does the BBQ start??

2004-08-19 11:32:15 AM  
Yet... when I go to the Loblaw's (or Dominion, or whatever), I'm still seeing the highest prices on beef that I've ever seen. So where's the disconnect?
2004-08-19 11:33:13 AM  
I am in Halifax and have noticed that too. The chicken breasts are priced like they are an indangered species.
I think it is the suppliers gouging the public because they don't want to lose too much money, not the grocery stores. they make very little profit off of meats (trust me). most profit in the whole store is from Produce.
2004-08-19 11:33:37 AM  
Also, if you were an American producer, and one of your cattle started stumbling around, what would you do? Report it, or shoot it and bury it in the field?
2004-08-19 11:34:20 AM  

One of my roommates is from the Sarnia area and knows a few beef producers. He just bought the thing all out. He also used to work at a butcher shop, so he still has connections for the slaughter and butcher. Basically we pay for the cow, the wrapping paper and a 24 for the guys doing the cutting.

If there are any cattle farms in your area, pay the farmer a visit and ask him if he would be willing to sell you one and recommend a butcher. Chances are you can offer him a fair amount more then the big companies will and still save a ton of money.
2004-08-19 11:34:57 AM  
with those 54,000 cans of Moosehead, we could have a hell of a BBQ!
2004-08-19 11:35:38 AM  
2004-08-19 11:36:41 AM  

As long as American beef producers are making mounds of cash, the borders are going to stay closed. It's a sad fact, but it's long been known that Americans never play fair.

Well, there's an ignorant statement. Sure, American government is in bed with American businesses, and the protectionistic laws reflect this; and sure, American pro athletes tend to be heavy drug users, but it's not like America is the only country that does these things. We lead the world in most other things, why shouldn't we lead the world in protectionism, corruption and drug abuse as well?
2004-08-19 11:37:00 AM  

"Do you know what they call a Quarter Pounder with Cheese in Canada ?"

"A Half Pounder with Cheese."

"And do you know why ?"

"Because of the exchange rate with Canada."

"Check out the big brain on Brett !"
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2004-08-19 11:38:12 AM  
BTW, why hasn't Canada converted to Euros yet?
2004-08-19 11:42:25 AM  
I blame this guy for all of Canada's BSE issues...

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2004-08-19 11:43:33 AM  
Wasn't there a mad cow discovered in the states a few months ago too? Did anything happen because of it?

Didn't the mad cow in Alberta come from the states?

The rest of the cows in Canada are fine. Have been for a long time, when does "Free Trade" kick in for our benefit?

Is there a benefit?

2004-08-19 11:43:40 AM  
Costco, by the way, is a great place to buy meat. Check it out.
2004-08-19 11:45:23 AM  
I'm with zchamu above. I'd fire up the grill and have a steak but prices have NOT come down at all (In some cases they've gone up!). Yet I keep seeing in the news that farmers are losing tons of money on their livestock because of the crisis.

A few weeks ago there was an industry spokesman for the meat packing industry saying they had in no way profitted from the drop in prices but in fact the drop had been the reason prices stayed the same over the last few months. Sounded great (not) until the business news came on and the very next segment announced record profits for the meatpacking industry.

What a bunch of asshats...

/considering becoming vegetarian.
2004-08-19 11:46:48 AM  
I'll meat... uh meet you all at Harvey's for lunch, eh?

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Meat. Fire. Good.
2004-08-19 11:47:33 AM  
2004-08-19 11:43:33 AM SolidShadow

Didn't the mad cow in Alberta come from the states?


The rest of the cows in Canada are fine. Have been for a long time, when does "Free Trade" kick in for our benefit?

Is there a benefit?

We benefit by being America's Biatch. Just ask them.
2004-08-19 11:47:34 AM  
Mad cow is much, much, much more common then most people realize. I barely touch beef these days.

I imagine in a few years people will finally catch on.

Feel free to dismiss me. I got tired of arguing this point a long time ago.
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