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(Public Radio)   For just $195, you can buy a family in Lesotho a pig. Bacon trifecta complete   (marketplace.publicradio.org) divider line 50
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2007-12-24 08:19:17 PM
That's a real crappy charity. My church is buying piglets for Cambodians at $20.00 a pair.
 
2007-12-24 08:32:36 PM
That's a real crappy charity. My church is buying piglets for Cambodians at $20.00 a pair.

The noise you just heard was baileys shooting out my nose.
 
2007-12-24 09:22:10 PM
Delawheredad: That's a real crappy charity. My church is buying piglets for Cambodians at $20.00 a pair.

I heard tomorrow is a Holiday in Cambodia.
 
2007-12-24 09:24:49 PM
Delawheredad: That's a real crappy charity. My church is buying piglets for Cambodians at $20.00 a pair.

no shiat, what kind of piglet mark up do they have there?
 
2007-12-24 09:32:19 PM
So where do the locals find the money to buy the progeny of the pigs if they make a c-note a year? They must eat the whole thing snout to tail to make it last.
 
2007-12-24 09:33:28 PM
Gretchen Wilson reports.

I guess the sining career wasn't working
 
2007-12-24 09:34:01 PM
Pigs are filthy fecking animals.
 
2007-12-24 09:34:11 PM
singing
 
2007-12-24 09:40:53 PM
Veteran of the Cola Wars: Pigs are filthy fecking animals.

But bacon tastes good.
 
2007-12-24 09:42:23 PM
sewer rat may taste like pumpkin pie
 
2007-12-24 09:44:43 PM
These charitable gift cards buy cows in Bolivia, chicks in India

If I'm not getting any, I don't see why they should
 
2007-12-24 09:44:56 PM
You weren't paying attention. The previous "pig spleen" article and thread do NOT count toward a bacon trifecta. If you equate spleen to bacon, you are beyond retarded, and you should STFU about bacon because you've forfeited your right to even mention bacon.

I repeat what I asked the subby of that previous thread: Did your parents serve you beef tripe when you were growing up and call it "prime rib"?

I bet you think chicken gizzard = Buffalo wing. You should be slapped. If they start processing pig by-products like organs and glands into some unholy congealed puke and call it "bacon," and eliminate real bacon from the shelves to replace it with the cheaper pig innards tissue-tape, it will be because of degenerate bastards like you who ruin everything that is good and make the world a little more like diarrhea every day.

/don't fark with BACON... it is a crime against HUMANITY
 
2007-12-24 09:47:35 PM
Dire: /don't fark with BACON... it is a crime against HUMANITY

Damned intolerant Baconians at it again.....
 
2007-12-24 09:49:01 PM
Just to clarify, my closing slashie does not mean to imply that bacon is a crime against humanity. It is the farking with holy substance bacon, i.e., equating pig spleen with bacon, or disparaging bacon in any way, that is the crime.

/Bacon trifecta still in play
 
2007-12-24 09:50:05 PM
DaBishop: Damned intolerant Baconians at it again.....

Damn right, don't mess with true bacon!!!
 
2007-12-24 09:53:28 PM
Wow $175 to buy just one pig? It's cheaper to bribe the pigs in Mexico. I wonder how much a judge goes for there?

/Going to hell.
 
2007-12-24 09:57:58 PM
All of the prices on the site are outrageous. If you have ever traveled to places like Cambodia, Burma, or Guatemala; you would have a hard time finding animals this spendy. The price for chickens is more than we pay HERE for chickens. I wonder what sort of administrative(yacht, hookers, blow) costs this charity requires to operate?
 
2007-12-24 10:01:59 PM
At those prices, the spleen had damn well better predict the weather or something.
 
2007-12-24 10:05:06 PM
Reading and thinking process of Zmog:

"For just $195, you can buy a family in Lesotho"

Iiiiinterresting.

"...a pig."

Oh.
 
2007-12-24 10:05:30 PM
sugarmtnfarm.com

Does not approve.
 
2007-12-24 10:05:59 PM
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2007-12-24 10:09:51 PM
Oatmealfight: Delawheredad: That's a real crappy charity. My church is buying piglets for Cambodians at $20.00 a pair.

I heard tomorrow is a Holiday in Cambodia.


I blame Guitar Hero 3
 
2007-12-24 10:10:50 PM
So Heifer International (oinks in a new window) is a bargain: You can give a pig for $120, or a share of a pig for $10.

They sent us two "gift catalogs" this season and I found it refreshing. We did, however, choose to earmark our donation to somewhat more Jew-friendly gifts ;).
 
2007-12-24 10:11:26 PM
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2007-12-24 10:11:41 PM
lenfromak: So where do the locals find the money to buy the progeny of the pigs if they make a c-note a year? They must eat the whole thing snout to tail to make it last.

Even then I dont think it'll last a year.
When I was stationed on Guam, I worked part time for the animal control office, We trapped and killed wild pigs to keep them off of the runways. A local man told me of his neighbors who literally "didnt have a pot to pi$$ in".. A few days later I went to his house with a fresh killed pig, he went next door and spoke to them in the native language... They came out of the shack like bees out of a hive and cut the pig up right there on the porch.
I got smiles, handshakes and Thank You from everyone... and every month for the next 2 years they got a pig... That was over five years ago. I wonder what they've been eating since?
 
2007-12-24 10:13:58 PM
More Arnold Ziffel news(MORE).
 
2007-12-24 10:15:40 PM
Heifer International is an internationally respected organization that helps foster sustainable agricultural development through donations of livestock. You can give a donation for all manner of livestock including llamas, water buffalo, and honey bees. For those of you looking for charity opportunities this is a unique one.

/give a llama for only $150
//or get a whole flock of chicks for only $20!11
///that's almost as cheap as foobies!
 
2007-12-24 10:17:20 PM
For just $195, you can buy a family in Lesotho a pig....


...Or for the price of a phone call, you can call them up and tell them how to run a pig farm, thus guaranteeing them bacon and ham for years to come.
 
2007-12-24 10:20:39 PM
Expensive pig. Charities are big moneymaking well-paid business in the US. surrenderyoursushi is probably right.
 
2007-12-24 10:20:46 PM
FTFA: "I sell piglets for $25 each"

FTFA: "a $195 donation can buy a family an income-generating piglet"

I'm so confused.
 
2007-12-24 10:21:52 PM
Walter Cronkite, journalist and Heifer supporter

*snork*
 
2007-12-24 10:45:54 PM
Okay, all kidding aside, and while this may not be the most cost effective "in kind" charity around...

...this is a good idea. We had an "alternative gift market" at church in November, and our family bought a bunch of gifts for each other - like sending books to a orphanage in Haiti, chickens to another family in Africa, soccer balls to kids in India...

...it was very cool. Our Christmas this year is much smaller because of it, and I'm enjoying it a lot more.

Merry Christmas, Farkers!

/or Happy Christmahanakwanzaka - Festivus for the non-religious types
 
2007-12-24 10:48:28 PM
These Neanderthals in Lesotho don't deserve pigs. Even if they knew how to make cornbread it would probably never occur to them to put cracklins in it.
 
2007-12-24 11:05:52 PM
An African Pig farmer showed me his PROFIT producing pig. I said how much profit does he make you ? He said $195 a piglet ! I said that was great BUT WHY is the Profit producing pig missing 2 legs ? Well,he said,You don't eat a profit producing pig all at once.
 
2007-12-24 11:08:16 PM
For just $195, you can buy a family in Lesotho a pig

And for the price of three or four appletinis you could wake up next to one.
 
2007-12-24 11:22:15 PM
pastored: Festivus for the non-religious types

I'm pretty much marginally religious, but it's definitely not a mainstream religion, by which I preface this statement: I'm fine with Merry Christmas.

Also: Merry Christmas to you. :)
 
2007-12-24 11:54:24 PM
fark Lesotho. For $195 I can buy a shiatload of bacon for me, me and me!

/It's OK, I don't mind the heart-attacks.
//Bacon > Heart-attack.
 
2007-12-24 11:59:00 PM
Broadside: Heifer International is an internationally respected organization that helps foster sustainable agricultural development through donations of livestock. You can give a donation for all manner of livestock including llamas, water buffalo, and honey bees. For those of you looking for charity opportunities this is a unique one.

/give a llama for only $150
//or get a whole flock of chicks for only $20!11
///that's almost as cheap as foobies!


My grandparents ask for that fairly often as their gift. Heifer Int'l. also trains the families on how to properly raise said livestock. And I think they ask them to give away the first offspring to a neighbor, to repeat the process.
 
2007-12-25 12:09:41 AM
If they aren't buying the pigs locally its kind of pointless. From the price of the donation, it doesn't seem like they are.
 
2007-12-25 12:15:13 AM
For just $195, you can buy a family in Lesotho.
 
2007-12-25 12:22:58 AM
Loves me that Heifer International.

/gave angora rabbits, ducklings and chicks this year
 
2007-12-25 12:24:04 AM
Another similar charity is Send a Cow (not to be confused with "Have a Cow") in the UK. I've been past one of their offices in Africa many times.

/Really, the sending should be done via cowtapult.
//Fetchez le vache!
 
2007-12-25 12:44:02 AM
dbirchall: Another similar charity is Send a Cow (not to be confused with "Have a Cow") in the UK. I've been past one of their offices in Africa many times.

/Really, the sending should be done via cowtapult.
//Fetchez le vache!


Catalog of Catapulted Livestock?
 
2007-12-25 01:34:19 AM
Why would I want to buy a family in Lesotho?
 
2007-12-25 02:46:26 AM
Why do pigs cost four times as much in Lethoso? You can easily buy a pig for $50, less at auction. I think someone is ripping off donors.
 
2007-12-25 06:13:14 AM
That is probably too much money for a pig there...
Plus, are the families going to be able to feed the pig well ?! (well = a diet beyond piles of literal garbage).

meh,

I could have bought a sheep for $80 last week in senegal (that's in the capital city, of dakar, where it's more expensive than out in the bush..)
 
2007-12-25 07:13:25 AM
Exactly how do these pigs generate income? Day trading?
 
2007-12-25 09:33:03 AM
Oatmealfight: I heard tomorrow is a Holiday in Cambodia.

Yeah, it's when everyone in the villages gets together for a huge communal feast, called a "Pol Pot Luck" dinner.

//Will be in town all week
 
2007-12-25 09:39:35 AM
I wonder if the twats who run the charity have actually been to Lesotho...

Over there, sheep farming is the big thing (due to the terrain), and wool is one of the major exports.

farm3.static.flickr.com


Young boys spend time as shepherds from the age of around 12 or 13; they are given their own house/land by the King. They don't have much because they don't need much. Incidentally, primary education is free and 85% of the population is literate, which is quite decent for Africa...


farm3.static.flickr.com
 
2007-12-25 09:56:14 AM
FTA: This year, it hopes to raise $23 million. Here in Lesotho, visions of dairy goats are dancing in their heads.

If the charity purchases $23,000,000 in pigs, it will have purchased 117,949 porkers, 1 for every 10 Lesothans.

If the Lesothans then produce 10 profit-producing piglets per pig, and resell the piglets, they will gain $29,487,250 from the sales, for a net profit of $6,487,250. or a 28% ROI.

Dairy goats must then be phase two. In 10 years, World Vision will own Lesotho.

Thus ends your first African Finances course...
 
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