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(USA Today)   U.S., Russian chickens in state-sponsored cockfight   (usatoday.com) divider line 14
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2002-03-25 11:52:31 AM
yawn. i'm never visiting fark again.
 
2002-03-25 11:54:03 AM
Wa-hey! I got it posted!
 
2002-03-25 12:01:08 PM
Funny, when I hear the word "cockfight" I don't think of chickens.

Hmmmm.
 
2002-03-25 12:02:51 PM
Interesting that the beginning of the article implies that the Russian's are to blame for this situation. Unless my memory fails me completely it was baby Bush who imposed tariffs on steel imports, from Russia among others. Strange.
 
2002-03-25 12:04:21 PM
Wow, that's pretty
 
2002-03-25 12:05:24 PM
But I'm sure the steel tariff will matter when everything starts to cost more, and US Steel quality slips because they have no competition.

Good move for patriotism, Dubya, shiatty move for business.


The "Chicken Revenge" is probably not the first thing.
 
2002-03-25 12:11:55 PM
Scoots, excellent post. I'm sick of the whining, too.
 
2002-03-25 12:14:38 PM
Ironbar: I think it was one of the first reactions, but it won't be the last.
The EU has decided to raise tariffs on imported steel as well now. Seems like a bad idea, even considering the US taking the lead.
 
2002-03-25 12:20:33 PM
I have my handbasket, does anyone know the way to Hell? Bush must be running on so little political capital at the moment it hurts. Bowing to the pressure from US Steel is awful, considering the repercussions he had to know would come. This is only the beginning, folks.
 
2002-03-25 12:29:22 PM
Dear Newbie -
STFU. We have a one-week waiting period before you can act like an authority.

Unfortunately, in your case, the waiting period has been extended.


Thanks.
 
2002-03-25 12:36:29 PM
Leave me out of this...
 
2002-03-25 02:11:54 PM
He he he...

Bad news for US consumers, unless our "chicken people" find new customers.

Guess what keeps the cost of your McChicken sandwich down? No, not obscene mass production, but that helps. When someone like McDonalds wants nothing but white meat for their nuggets (or whatever) there's an awful lot of chicken left over. A bunch is sold to Russia, hence the whole problem. If the dark meat isn't sold, chicken people have to pay to keep it frozen somewhere and they raise the price of the stuff they DO sell to cover all that. Hell, whenever you buy "buffalo wings" you are helping to subsidize McNuggets, in a way, by offsetting costs.

Schools out for now. I'm sorry this isn't funnier, I must be farked to know this much about chicken...
 
2002-03-25 03:03:34 PM
Holy shiat, this thread is shrinking by the minute!
 
2002-03-25 03:22:12 PM
Anybody who is still crying "fair trade, not free trade!" just has to look at this situation.
 
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