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(USA Today)   Mussels are costing American taxpayers hundreds of billions of dollars per year. Apparently no one has considered just limiting the weight stacks   (usatoday.com) divider line 40
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2013-08-05 11:09:34 AM
If only there was a way to turn them into food.  Something yellow and soft that melts under low heat
 
2013-08-05 11:10:00 AM
How do they taste when simmered in a broth of white wine, celery, and onion?
 
2013-08-05 11:12:49 AM

Smeggy Smurf: If only there was a way to turn them into food.  Something yellow and soft that melts under low heat


FrancoFile: How do they taste when simmered in a broth of white wine, celery, and onion?



since they are about the size of a nickle and are basically hyper pollutant filter\collectors I don't think this is going to happen any time soon.
 
2013-08-05 11:14:09 AM

tom baker's scarf: Smeggy Smurf: If only there was a way to turn them into food.  Something yellow and soft that melts under low heat

FrancoFile: How do they taste when simmered in a broth of white wine, celery, and onion?


since they are about the size of a nickle and are basically hyper pollutant filter\collectors I don't think this is going to happen any time soon.


So what I hear you saying is: "It tastes like McDonald's"?
 
2013-08-05 11:14:44 AM
so Mcdonalds will be offering the McMussel roll soon?
 
2013-08-05 11:14:50 AM
That raises my cockles.

/alive alive-o
 
2013-08-05 11:15:31 AM
Although zebra mussels are edible, we strongly advise you not to eat them. They accumulate contaminants as they feed, and in areas of high contaminant concentrations, zebra mussels can accumulate enough pollutants to raise concerns for human consumption.

Link
 
2013-08-05 11:17:26 AM
I'm surprised we aren't grinding them up and putting them in cattle feed. Yet.
 
2013-08-05 11:18:50 AM
images.nationalgeographic.com

They all look like they lift. Hard.
 
2013-08-05 11:20:10 AM
The article spends most of the time discussing how these have already infested almost every body of water from the great lakes to california and texas, ON ACCIDENT, and then discusses the proposed solution is to make it illegal to transfer them?  Sounds a little like using gum on a dam leak doesn't it?

Why don't they spend their time looking for a way to kill them.
 
2013-08-05 11:20:16 AM

Langdon Alger: so Mcdonalds will be offering the McMussel roll soon?


GET OUT OF MY BRAIN!!1!
 
2013-08-05 11:20:36 AM

tom baker's scarf: Smeggy Smurf: If only there was a way to turn them into food.  Something yellow and soft that melts under low heat

FrancoFile: How do they taste when simmered in a broth of white wine, celery, and onion?


since they are about the size of a nickle and are basically hyper pollutant filter\collectors I don't think this is going to happen any time soon.


I am pretty sure all mollusks are pollutant filter/collectors, It doesn't stop them from being yummy.  The size might be an issue, but we could come up with a machine to shell them by the zillions.
 
2013-08-05 11:22:51 AM

tom baker's scarf: basically hyper pollutant filter\collectors



And counterintuitively, that's what makes them a Very Bad Thing. It's a big reason that some Great Lakes fisheries are now completely dead, they've messed up the food web.

And they're the reason why Milwaukee's lakefront stinks in the summer. Once upon the time the water was a proper murky green. Now that it's clearer, this snotty algae stuff thrives, dislodges from the rocks, washes up on shore with a handful of dead mussels and things, gets shiat on by seagulls and turns into a big festering stinky mess.
 
2013-08-05 11:25:57 AM

plcow: The article spends most of the time discussing how these have already infested almost every body of water from the great lakes to california and texas, ON ACCIDENT, and then discusses the proposed solution is to make it illegal to transfer them?  Sounds a little like using gum on a dam leak doesn't it?

Why don't they spend their time looking for a way to kill them.


Yeah, our waters are farked.

On the plus side, Lake Erie was so damn clear a few years ago walleye fishermen were worried about the future of fishing on that lake.
 
2013-08-05 11:27:52 AM
FTFA: But state rules vary, and some legal experts say the existing patchwork of regulations doesn't guarantee boaters will inspect their vessels, especially since the rules are enforced by agencies hit hard by cuts under Congress' sequestration.

I call bullshiat. I have been assured that the sequestration has had no harmful effects on anything. This sounds like liberal fear-mongering to me. It's not like Congress has really had the time to pass a budget anyways. They've been busy being the most productive Congress in history. Maybe if those lazy agencies would work as hard as our fine representatives in Washington, they'd be able to get this thing under control.
 
2013-08-05 11:29:51 AM

EvilEgg: tom baker's scarf: Smeggy Smurf: If only there was a way to turn them into food.  Something yellow and soft that melts under low heat

FrancoFile: How do they taste when simmered in a broth of white wine, celery, and onion?


since they are about the size of a nickle and are basically hyper pollutant filter\collectors I don't think this is going to happen any time soon.

I am pretty sure all mollusks are pollutant filter/collectors, It doesn't stop them from being yummy.  The size might be an issue, but we could come up with a machine to shell them by the zillions.


all are pollutant collectors but these guys do it on an industrial scale. also they accumulate in bunches, glued together so any automated process would basically be "hit it with a hammer until is a worthless pulp; and then sell it to McDonald's as a fish substitute."
 
2013-08-05 11:34:23 AM

mod3072: FTFA: But state rules vary, and some legal experts say the existing patchwork of regulations doesn't guarantee boaters will inspect their vessels, especially since the rules are enforced by agencies hit hard by cuts under Congress' sequestration.

I call bullshiat. I have been assured that the sequestration has had no harmful effects on anything. This sounds like liberal fear-mongering to me. It's not like Congress has really had the time to pass a budget anyways. They've been busy being the most productive Congress in history. Maybe if those lazy agencies would work as hard as our fine representatives in Washington, they'd be able to get this thing under control.


ehh the rules in MI sate you must empty your bilge at the launch when you leave but they've never been enforced.   even in the boom times I was never stopped by a CO at a launch and asked to drain the boat's bilge.   I have been stopped multiple times on the water, my guess is because my boat was the only thing smaller than the COs'.  Then they only want see the life jackets, fire extinguisher, etc.
 
2013-08-05 11:37:18 AM

EvilEgg: tom baker's scarf: Smeggy Smurf: If only there was a way to turn them into food.  Something yellow and soft that melts under low heat

FrancoFile: How do they taste when simmered in a broth of white wine, celery, and onion?


since they are about the size of a nickle and are basically hyper pollutant filter\collectors I don't think this is going to happen any time soon.

I am pretty sure all mollusks are pollutant filter/collectors, It doesn't stop them from being yummy.  The size might be an issue, but we could come up with a machine to shell them by the zillions.


Just grind them up into a fine paste and sell it to the Chinese  as an aphrodisiac.
 
2013-08-05 11:38:44 AM

tom baker's scarf: "hit it with a hammer until is a worthless pulp; and then sell it to McDonald's as a fish substitute."


As per the standard process.
 
2013-08-05 11:39:13 AM

tom baker's scarf: EvilEgg: tom baker's scarf: Smeggy Smurf: If only there was a way to turn them into food.  Something yellow and soft that melts under low heat

FrancoFile: How do they taste when simmered in a broth of white wine, celery, and onion?


since they are about the size of a nickle and are basically hyper pollutant filter\collectors I don't think this is going to happen any time soon.

I am pretty sure all mollusks are pollutant filter/collectors, It doesn't stop them from being yummy.  The size might be an issue, but we could come up with a machine to shell them by the zillions.

all are pollutant collectors but these guys do it on an industrial scale. also they accumulate in bunches, glued together so any automated process would basically be "hit it with a hammer until is a worthless pulp; and then sell it to McDonald's as a fish substitute."


On the bright side, they are responsible for cleaning up Lake Erie. Of course, that's also probably why you wouldn't want to eat one.
 
2013-08-05 11:41:35 AM

tom baker's scarf: EvilEgg: tom baker's scarf: Smeggy Smurf: If only there was a way to turn them into food.  Something yellow and soft that melts under low heat

FrancoFile: How do they taste when simmered in a broth of white wine, celery, and onion?


since they are about the size of a nickle and are basically hyper pollutant filter\collectors I don't think this is going to happen any time soon.

I am pretty sure all mollusks are pollutant filter/collectors, It doesn't stop them from being yummy.  The size might be an issue, but we could come up with a machine to shell them by the zillions.

all are pollutant collectors but these guys do it on an industrial scale. also they accumulate in bunches, glued together so any automated process would basically be "hit it with a hammer until is a worthless pulp; and then sell it to McDonald's as a fish substitute."


Clam juice slurry hmm, maybe it could be used as some kind all natural facial treatment.
 
2013-08-05 11:45:53 AM

Evil Mackerel: tom baker's scarf: EvilEgg: tom baker's scarf: Smeggy Smurf: If only there was a way to turn them into food.  Something yellow and soft that melts under low heat

FrancoFile: How do they taste when simmered in a broth of white wine, celery, and onion?


since they are about the size of a nickle and are basically hyper pollutant filter\collectors I don't think this is going to happen any time soon.

I am pretty sure all mollusks are pollutant filter/collectors, It doesn't stop them from being yummy.  The size might be an issue, but we could come up with a machine to shell them by the zillions.

all are pollutant collectors but these guys do it on an industrial scale. also they accumulate in bunches, glued together so any automated process would basically be "hit it with a hammer until is a worthless pulp; and then sell it to McDonald's as a fish substitute."

Clam juice slurry hmm, maybe it could be used as some kind all natural facial treatment.


Makes your skin baby soft- until the dioxins give you weepy, cancerous pustules.

By Revlon.
 
2013-08-05 11:53:42 AM
Mussels are calcium and protein.
Farm them with lifting grids, grind them up for fertilizer.
Use a rotating grate over water inlets that self clean and that is it.
 
2013-08-05 12:00:58 PM

tom baker's scarf: Evil Mackerel: tom baker's scarf: EvilEgg: tom baker's scarf: Smeggy Smurf: If only there was a way to turn them into food.  Something yellow and soft that melts under low heat

FrancoFile: How do they taste when simmered in a broth of white wine, celery, and onion?


since they are about the size of a nickle and are basically hyper pollutant filter\collectors I don't think this is going to happen any time soon.

I am pretty sure all mollusks are pollutant filter/collectors, It doesn't stop them from being yummy.  The size might be an issue, but we could come up with a machine to shell them by the zillions.

all are pollutant collectors but these guys do it on an industrial scale. also they accumulate in bunches, glued together so any automated process would basically be "hit it with a hammer until is a worthless pulp; and then sell it to McDonald's as a fish substitute."

Clam juice slurry hmm, maybe it could be used as some kind all natural facial treatment.

Makes your skin baby soft- until the dioxins give you weepy, cancerous pustules.

By Revlon.


Umbrella Corporation.
 
2013-08-05 12:12:11 PM
i1168.photobucket.com

Not concerned
 
2013-08-05 12:12:27 PM

bdub77: That raises my cockles.

/alive alive-o


I wonder if anyone else sees what you did there. Golly I'm alone aren't I.
 
2013-08-05 12:18:46 PM
Oo ee oo ah ah ting tang walla walla bing bang

/sorry
 
2013-08-05 01:15:29 PM

vudukungfu: Mussels are calcium and protein.
Farm them with lifting grids, grind them up for fertilizer.
Use a rotating grate over water inlets that self clean and that is it.


Yeah, it's definitely that simple. I'm sure no one's thought about this problem for 10 seconds before.
 
2013-08-05 01:28:43 PM
Y not feed zebra mussels to the poors.
 
2013-08-05 01:38:07 PM
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/ obscure?
 
2013-08-05 01:42:31 PM

Shirley Ujest: Y not feed zebra mussels to the poor


Because salt water mud bugs are too tasty for the poor.
 
2013-08-05 01:55:17 PM
EAT BERTHA'S MUSSELS



/obscure?
 
2013-08-05 03:37:43 PM
For the uninformed, zebra mussels are too small to eat. They are about the size of your fingernails. Doubtful on tasty.
 
2013-08-05 03:41:06 PM

Evil Mackerel: tom baker's scarf: EvilEgg: tom baker's scarf: Smeggy Smurf: If only there was a way to turn them into food.  Something yellow and soft that melts under low heat

FrancoFile: How do they taste when simmered in a broth of white wine, celery, and onion?


since they are about the size of a nickle and are basically hyper pollutant filter\collectors I don't think this is going to happen any time soon.

I am pretty sure all mollusks are pollutant filter/collectors, It doesn't stop them from being yummy.  The size might be an issue, but we could come up with a machine to shell them by the zillions.

all are pollutant collectors but these guys do it on an industrial scale. also they accumulate in bunches, glued together so any automated process would basically be "hit it with a hammer until is a worthless pulp; and then sell it to McDonald's as a fish substitute."

Clam juice slurry hmm, maybe it could be used as some kind all natural facial treatment.


Not that most Farkers would know, but a topical application of clam juice slurry upon one's face does wonders.
 
2013-08-05 04:26:29 PM
Look, even Thomas Jefferson recognized that the government should protect these from those that would wish to eradicate them from the country:

"Where the preamble declares, that coercion is a departure from the plan of the holy author of our religion, an amendment was proposed by inserting "Jesus Christ," so that it would read "A departure from the plan of Jesus Christ, the holy author of our religion;" the insertion was rejected by the great majority, in proof that they meant to comprehend, within the mantle of its protection, the Jew and the Gentile, the Christian and Musselman, the Hindoo and Infidel of every denomination."
 
2013-08-05 05:26:51 PM
Just feed them McDonalds to fatten them up.
 
2013-08-05 07:38:29 PM
The detritus from some mussels have been classified as hazardous waste. Which makes getting rid of the waste a very expensive problem. If the waste is a HAZMAT material, then  RCRA and or CERCLA rules might be in play.
 
2013-08-05 08:59:48 PM
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Damn you Van Damme! Go back to Brussels!
 
2013-08-05 11:39:37 PM
Rand's lacy underwear
bdub77: That raises my cockles.
/alive alive-o
I wonder if anyone else sees what you did there. Golly I'm alone aren't I.


Do you have memories of somewhat akwardly singing "negro spirituals" for some unknown random reason. Even as a child you were do something wrong to dead black people by singing this but you don't know why.

Like loving to Beat your feet in the Mississippi mud?
 
2013-08-06 01:46:13 AM

Enemabag Jones: Do you have memories of somewhat akwardly singing "negro spirituals" for some unknown random reason. Even as a child you were do something wrong to dead black people by singing this but you don't know why.

Like loving to Beat your feet in the Mississippi mud?


I din do no wrong to no black people, shut yo trouble statin mouth.
 
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