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(Israel National News)   Egypt struck by a plague of locusts ahead of Passover. This is not a repeat of 1446 BC   (israelnationalnews.com) divider line 54
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2013-03-03 07:35:33 AM  
Gonna need a shiatload of diatomaceous  earth.
 
2013-03-03 10:02:51 AM  
I have this movie.
 
2013-03-03 10:19:16 AM  
So it looks like pharaoh weather ahead

/next up in sports...
 
2013-03-03 10:21:41 AM  
FTA: "Egyptian armed forces and border guards are attempting to fight the swarm with all means at their disposal," said Egyptian Agriculture Minister Dr. Salah Abd Al Mamon."


Ye cannot serve God and Mamon.
 
2013-03-03 10:27:26 AM  
Meanwhile to the north, Israelis seen frantically smearing lamb's blood on doorposts.
 
2013-03-03 10:35:59 AM  
Considering the MB is in charge, they have a version of the plague of darkness.
 
2013-03-03 10:37:01 AM  
Good for her.  Hopefully she will now stay clean.
 
2013-03-03 10:37:26 AM  
I wonder how the locusts know it's Passover?

Google+Calendar?
 
2013-03-03 10:37:39 AM  
 A question for the statisticians among us...How many is in a plague?
 
2013-03-03 10:38:05 AM  
Wake me when there are frogs.
 
2013-03-03 10:39:32 AM  

Ima4nic8or: Good for her.  Hopefully she will now stay clean.



Barren, even,
 
2013-03-03 10:44:20 AM  
No problem, I GOT this!

encrypted-tbn1.gstatic.com
 
2013-03-03 10:44:43 AM  
I'm glad stubby clarified I really can't stand old news.
 
2013-03-03 10:46:21 AM  
Ah, Passover. A celebration of God Almighty slaughtering millions of innocent babies.
 
2013-03-03 10:52:41 AM  

L Ron Hubbard's Last Fart: Ah, Passover. A celebration of God Almighty slaughtering millions of innocent babies.



let he who is without sin,smoke the first stone..
 
2013-03-03 10:54:43 AM  

L Ron Hubbard's Last Fart: Ah, Passover. A celebration of God Almighty slaughtering millions of innocent babies.


This is supposed to be a happy occasion. Let's not bicker and argue about who killed who.
 
2013-03-03 10:58:48 AM  

L Ron Hubbard's Last Fart: Ah, Passover. A celebration of God Almighty slaughtering millions of innocent babies.


Yeah, and if God ever has any kids,,, well I'm not saying that anything bad will happen, but accidents happen, capisce?
 
2013-03-03 11:00:29 AM  
The locust plague struck over the weekend in the Giza region, home to a cluster of famous pyramids, according to reports in Arab media.

Thanks Arab media.  I had no idea there were pyramids in Egypt!
 
2013-03-03 11:08:04 AM  

Mister Buttons: The locust plague struck over the weekend in the Giza region, home to a cluster of famous pyramids, according to reports in Arab media.

Thanks Arab media.  I had no idea there were pyramids in Egypt!


South America?
 
2013-03-03 11:13:56 AM  

Mister Peejay: L Ron Hubbard's Last Fart: Ah, Passover. A celebration of God Almighty slaughtering millions of innocent babies.

Yeah, and if God ever has any kids,,, well I'm not saying that anything bad will happen, but accidents happen, capisce?


Yeah, whatever. Jesus turned out fine.

I mean, you know, after.
 
2013-03-03 11:21:14 AM  
www.alicia-logic.com
 
2013-03-03 11:23:15 AM  
Anybody think of good way of catching all those buggers?  They are good eatin'.  seems a shame they should go to waste. Drive them into huge nets suspended from helium filled balloons?  C'mon. After at least 3000 years of interaction it really seems like a resource humanity should have learned to harvest, even scale and market.

/well?
 
2013-03-03 11:30:39 AM  

Urmuf Hamer: Anybody think of good way of catching all those buggers?  They are good eatin'.  seems a shame they should go to waste. Drive them into huge nets suspended from helium filled balloons?  C'mon. After at least 3000 years of interaction it really seems like a resource humanity should have learned to harvest, even scale and market.

/well?


Are they halal? Or kosher for Passover?
 
2013-03-03 11:36:27 AM  

RussianPooper: Wake me when there are frogs.


images.orkut.com
 
2013-03-03 11:45:24 AM  
Shouldn't it be 1446 BJ?
 
2013-03-03 11:52:52 AM  

de_Selby: This fixing of  h3adl1nes and deleting of posts about h3adl1ne errors robs Fark of so much win. That, and those damn sponsored links.

/leet to get past filter ...


Please look here a moment:

*flash of blue light*
 
2013-03-03 11:53:17 AM  

big pig peaches: Urmuf Hamer: Anybody think of good way of catching all those buggers?  They are good eatin'.  seems a shame they should go to waste. Drive them into huge nets suspended from helium filled balloons?  C'mon. After at least 3000 years of interaction it really seems like a resource humanity should have learned to harvest, even scale and market.

/well?

Are they halal? Or kosher for Passover?


HALALALAALALALLAAL
 
2013-03-03 12:11:08 PM  

big pig peaches: Urmuf Hamer: Anybody think of good way of catching all those buggers?  They are good eatin'.  seems a shame they should go to waste. Drive them into huge nets suspended from helium filled balloons?  C'mon. After at least 3000 years of interaction it really seems like a resource humanity should have learned to harvest, even scale and market.

/well?

Are they halal? Or kosher for Passover?



Some species of grasshoppers are technically kosher, so they'd be fine for Passover, as long as we don't fry them in corn oil.
 
2013-03-03 12:21:46 PM  

RussianPooper: Wake me when there are frogs.


Both are just free food, time to warm up the wok.
 
2013-03-03 12:44:47 PM  

RussianPooper: Wake me when there are frogs.


I'm up for breaded frog's legs fried in butter and garlic.
 
2013-03-03 12:47:34 PM  

Amos Quito: FTA: "Egyptian armed forces and border guards are attempting to fight the swarm with all means at their disposal," said Egyptian Agriculture Minister Dr. Salah Abd Al Mamon."


Ye cannot serve God and Mamon.


I laughed incredibly hard. Thank you for that.
 
2013-03-03 01:05:58 PM  

Wolfmanjames: big pig peaches: Urmuf Hamer: Anybody think of good way of catching all those buggers?  They are good eatin'.  seems a shame they should go to waste. Drive them into huge nets suspended from helium filled balloons?  C'mon. After at least 3000 years of interaction it really seems like a resource humanity should have learned to harvest, even scale and market.

/well?

Are they halal? Or kosher for Passover?


Some species of grasshoppers are technically kosher, so they'd be fine for Passover, as long as we don't fry them in corn oil.


Jesus Christ, religions are silly things.
 
2013-03-03 01:23:32 PM  
"...Mamon appealed..."

4.bp.blogspot.com
 
2013-03-03 01:26:34 PM  

Wolfmanjames: big pig peaches: Urmuf Hamer: Anybody think of good way of catching all those buggers?  They are good eatin'.  seems a shame they should go to waste. Drive them into huge nets suspended from helium filled balloons?  C'mon. After at least 3000 years of interaction it really seems like a resource humanity should have learned to harvest, even scale and market.

/well?

Are they halal? Or kosher for Passover?


Some species of grasshoppers are technically kosher, so they'd be fine for Passover, as long as we don't fry them in corn oil.


Speak for yourself Ashkenazi boy.

/Would have said Vuz Vuz, but think that would be even too obscure for Fark.
 
2013-03-03 01:27:34 PM  

Amos Quito: FTA: "Egyptian armed forces and border guards are attempting to fight the swarm with all means at their disposal," said Egyptian Agriculture Minister Dr. Salah Abd Al Mamon."


Ye cannot serve God and Mamon.


Beat me to it. Nicely done.
 
2013-03-03 01:41:32 PM  
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2013-03-03 02:23:13 PM  

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The musical of the story is better.
 
2013-03-03 02:51:20 PM  
from TFA :  "weather forecasters have predicted strong winds are soon to come, which he hopes will take the locusts towards the Red Sea,"

Hmmmm, I wonder what strong winds might do to the Red Sea.
 
2013-03-03 03:00:45 PM  
So who needs to buy a bucket of Ram's blood?
 
2013-03-03 03:04:02 PM  
Dr. Phibes seen chuckling abominably in the corner.
 
2013-03-03 03:28:26 PM  

big pig peaches: Urmuf Hamer: Anybody think of good way of catching all those buggers?  They are good eatin'.  seems a shame they should go to waste. Drive them into huge nets suspended from helium filled balloons?  C'mon. After at least 3000 years of interaction it really seems like a resource humanity should have learned to harvest, even scale and market.

/well?

Are they halal? Or kosher for Passover?


I can't be certain re their halal status (do halal food laws have any restrictions re insects?) but locusts ARE actually the solitary more-than-four-legs critter considered kosher.  (There's also not really any nasty diseases you can catch from eating locusts, and they pretty much eat what you'd normally eat grains-wise.)
 
2013-03-03 03:39:22 PM  
And to elaborate on the comments from others:

a) The species of grasshoppers considered kosher are those that do tend to have a "locust phase"--and some rabbinical authorities consider all grasshoppers kosher as the locust is just a life stage of certain species of grasshopper.

(Yes, this would theoretically lead to an argument between different Jewish groups over whether grasshoppers in North America are technically kosher or not.  The last grasshopper species in the US that had a "locust phase" was extirpated in the late 1800s due to conversion of prairies to farms (yes, this happened to be a very specialised species of locust), and no other grasshopper species here have locust plagues (there are grasshopper plagues, but not with true locusts).)

b) The thing re corn oil--many Askhenazim consider corn oil (and corn products in general) to be a Potentially Leavenable Grain and thus not kosher during Passover (where one cannot have chametz, or leavened or leavenable grain flour, in the house)--this is also the reason that Kosher Coke and Kosher Pepsi exist (to replace HFCS with sugar--technically the production process for HFCS involves a type of fermentation that can be considered leavening under strict halachic interpretations, so this tends to be avoided during Passover).

Other branches of Orthodox Judaism (especially Sephardim and Mizrahim) do not consider corn to be leavenable in the traditional sense (in that you can't set cornmeal out and have it rise due to natural yeasts), so in those particular groups corn and corn products are acceptable during Passover.

(And now you know why one running joke in Judaism is that if you ask three rabbis for an interpretation of halachic law you'll actually get five answers. :D)

/is not Jewish, so those of you who are and are observant, please feel free to correct--just have had Jewish friends in past
 
2013-03-03 03:44:01 PM  

Great Porn Dragon: And to elaborate on the comments from others:

a) The species of grasshoppers considered kosher are those that do tend to have a "locust phase"--and some rabbinical authorities consider all grasshoppers kosher as the locust is just a life stage of certain species of grasshopper.

(Yes, this would theoretically lead to an argument between different Jewish groups over whether grasshoppers in North America are technically kosher or not.  The last grasshopper species in the US that had a "locust phase" was extirpated in the late 1800s due to conversion of prairies to farms (yes, this happened to be a very specialised species of locust), and no other grasshopper species here have locust plagues (there are grasshopper plagues, but not with true locusts).)

b) The thing re corn oil--many Askhenazim consider corn oil (and corn products in general) to be a Potentially Leavenable Grain and thus not kosher during Passover (where one cannot have chametz, or leavened or leavenable grain flour, in the house)--this is also the reason that Kosher Coke and Kosher Pepsi exist (to replace HFCS with sugar--technically the production process for HFCS involves a type of fermentation that can be considered leavening under strict halachic interpretations, so this tends to be avoided during Passover).

Other branches of Orthodox Judaism (especially Sephardim and Mizrahim) do not consider corn to be leavenable in the traditional sense (in that you can't set cornmeal out and have it rise due to natural yeasts), so in those particular groups corn and corn products are acceptable during Passover.

(And now you know why one running joke in Judaism is that if you ask three rabbis for an interpretation of halachic law you'll actually get five answers. :D)

/is not Jewish, so those of you who are and are observant, please feel free to correct--just have had Jewish friends in past


You know who else had Jewish friends...
 
2013-03-03 03:49:15 PM  
Told you so!
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2013-03-03 04:23:08 PM  
I live in Cairo, so I'm getting a kick out of these blah, blah, blah.

/Saw a bunch of locusts on my way to New Cairo this morning, next to the cemeteries.
 
2013-03-03 05:13:11 PM  
So how many locusts does it take to make a plague?  Is a small swarm of them just a bad case of the flu?
 
2013-03-03 10:33:40 PM  
A plague on both your houses.

/Pox?
//Plaque?
 
2013-03-04 03:17:18 AM  
I'm not gonna start worrying until it starts hailing fire.
 
2013-03-04 06:17:54 AM  

Ganymede_Elegy: I live in Cairo, so I'm getting a kick out of these blah, blah, blah.

/Saw a bunch of locusts on my way to New Cairo this morning, next to the cemeteries.


Yeah? We haven't had any downtown. I guess there's really nothing around here for them and they'd rather plague you folks out in the sticks ;)
 
2013-03-04 07:17:45 AM  

modesto: Ganymede_Elegy: I live in Cairo, so I'm getting a kick out of these blah, blah, blah.

/Saw a bunch of locusts on my way to New Cairo this morning, next to the cemeteries.

Yeah? We haven't had any downtown. I guess there's really nothing around here for them and they'd rather plague you folks out in the sticks ;)


I actually live in Zamalek, just (unfortunately) have to travel to New Cairo everyday. Some friends thought they saw some locusts along the Nile around the Sofitel Hotel the other night, but no plagues yet.
 
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