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(NPR)   Pork loving state where pigs outnumber humans by 2:1 proposes law to force public menus to contain 20% pork. Is this A) North Carolina, B) Iowa, or C) Denmark?   (npr.org) divider line 38
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2013-09-26 08:13:03 AM
Hmm.  How's the BBQ in Denmark?
 
2013-09-26 08:13:11 AM
Let me guess: to dissuade Muslim immigration.

*click*

Jo, det er det så'...

What do I win?
 
2013-09-26 08:16:53 AM
fta As the dust has settled, some have taken a second look at the "meatball wars" (meatballs are traditionally made of minced pork here), and chalked it all up to a slow summer news cycle (something Danes have dubbed "cucumber season"). No news begets non-news.

Danes are uninterested in meat and balls and cucumbers? That's disappointing.
 
2013-09-26 08:19:20 AM
Seems a bit heavy-handed, why not continue the regular courses and have side offerings for Halal/Kosher students?

The staff know how many they have on hand, it isn't rocket science.

/Now I want hamballs
 
2013-09-26 08:27:55 AM
Sadly, the economic argument and the simplicity arguments are totally logical, which is why they work so well to back up the effort to make others meet the halal requirements of the muslims.  Over centuries this is exactly why the halal requirements have become part of the islamic agenda of islamicizing (I don;t know whatever you would call it ) other countries.  Do I believe it is a diabolical plot, not really, it does however work out to be exactly what happens.
 
2013-09-26 08:29:32 AM
All that pork has contributed to an average male height of 6' in Denmark. Maybe they don't want to drag it down.
 
2013-09-26 08:35:20 AM
That's it.  I'm moving to Denmark.
 
2013-09-26 08:40:00 AM
I remember some baby back ribs I bought that were from Demark.  IIRC, they only fed the pigs apples.  IIRC II, they were tasty was hell.
 
2013-09-26 08:41:07 AM
All chicken is Halal in Denmark already, due Denmarks massive exports to countries requiring it.

Meh, who cares. It tastes the same.

And the muslims seems to have forgiven Denmark about that Muhammed cartoon, seemingly having realised that Danish newspapers keeps reprinting it over and over anyway.
 
2013-09-26 08:41:14 AM
Something is rotten in the state of Denmark.
 
2013-09-26 08:43:14 AM
I'm not sure how the is much different than the German Green Party push for a veggie only day at restaurants, but it sounds like the Danish law is more palatable.

http://www.thelocal.de/national/20130918-51959.html
 
2013-09-26 08:44:14 AM
I was always curious why those huge cans of pressed ham were usually of Danish origin. I really need to go back there, I had such a rocking good time cycling around the peninsula.
 
2013-09-26 08:46:07 AM

berylman: I was always curious why those huge cans of pressed ham were usually of Danish origin. I really need to go back there, I had such a rocking good time cycling around the peninsula.


It's a great place to have a blow out.
 
2013-09-26 08:46:50 AM
"One thing we could do instead," he says "is write into the municipalities' food policies that dishes from other lands should be offered as supplements to, but never instead of, traditional Danish foods."

Because limiting your menu is ever good.

Anthony Bourdain needs to go over there and knock some heads.

All my adult life, I have lived in foodie cities.  If someone told me that I could only "have dishes from other lands as a supplement to the main dish," I'd ask that person about his farking sanity.

Racists have farking bad palates.
 
2013-09-26 08:50:34 AM

rkettens: Sadly, the economic argument and the simplicity arguments are totally logical, which is why they work so well to back up the effort to make others meet the halal requirements of the muslims.  Over centuries this is exactly why the halal requirements have become part of the islamic agenda of islamicizing (I don;t know whatever you would call it ) other countries.  Do I believe it is a diabolical plot, not really, it does however work out to be exactly what happens.


What are you babbling about? When have Muslim immigrants ever "Islamicized" anywhere?

All that fretting about Europe becoming Muslim is from people who can't do math.
 
2013-09-26 08:51:09 AM
What is being discussed is frikadeller - meatballs "kødboller" is something you put in soup!

Here is a good recipe:  http://www.arla.dk/opskrifter/Frikadeller/

It's in danish, but all the ones in english doesn't work properly. It's very important to mix the salt with the meat before any other ingredients and add the milk slowly, otherwise the meat won't bind enough fluid.
 
2013-09-26 08:57:41 AM
Swine production is down in NC due to a number of factors.

Pork, however, is up to new heights: cronyism and sweetheart deals are rampant in Raleigh now that the Charlotte crowd is in charge.

/North Carolina, the new New Jersey
 
2013-09-26 09:10:34 AM

mbillips: What are you babbling about? When have Muslim immigrants ever "Islamicized" anywhere?


Well, there was Spain in the 8th century, when the Islamic Moors invaded.

But I think he's confusing this whole "imposing our religion on other people".  Christianity is the religion most famous for that conceit.
 
2013-09-26 09:11:29 AM

fo_sho!: All that pork has contributed to an average male height of 6' in Denmark. Maybe they don't want to drag it down.


And cheese.  Don't forget about the cheese.

/part danish
 
2013-09-26 09:19:25 AM
Didn't the Spanish already do this? Was it expected?
 
2013-09-26 09:33:58 AM

OldManDownDRoad: Swine production is down in NC due to a number of factors.

Pork, however, is up to new heights: cronyism and sweetheart deals are rampant in Raleigh now that the Charlotte crowd is in charge.

/North Carolina, the new New Jersey


Funny, I know a ton of people that moved from Jersey to North Carolina.
 
2013-09-26 09:35:43 AM

Marcus Aurelius: mbillips: What are you babbling about? When have Muslim immigrants ever "Islamicized" anywhere?

Well, there was Spain in the 8th century, when the Islamic Moors invaded.

But I think he's confusing this whole "imposing our religion on other people".  Christianity is the religion most famous for that conceit.


I'll take "the ottoman empire" for 500 alex

/gates of vienna
 
2013-09-26 09:55:20 AM
Whew.  For once, the answer is not "North Carolina".
 
2013-09-26 09:57:14 AM
I'd be happier with a law that required all bacon to be 100% pork.

/turkey bacon is an abomination
 
2013-09-26 10:35:18 AM
i don't know what they're talking about... meatball wars during the cucumber season sounds awesome!
 
2013-09-26 10:38:58 AM

bubo_sibiricus: "One thing we could do instead," he says "is write into the municipalities' food policies that dishes from other lands should be offered as supplements to, but never instead of, traditional Danish foods."

Because limiting your menu is ever good.


They're limited now, by forced halal food, because of a few muslims.

Racists have farking bad palates.

You're the racist here. The Danes are the most happy and content people on this planet and they like it to stay that way. It would be a shame to let it turn into where Sweden is headed with their idiotic policies.
 
2013-09-26 10:48:41 AM

shortymac: OldManDownDRoad: Swine production is down in NC due to a number of factors.

Pork, however, is up to new heights: cronyism and sweetheart deals are rampant in Raleigh now that the Charlotte crowd is in charge.

/North Carolina, the new New Jersey

Funny, I know a ton of people that moved from Jersey to North Carolina.


But enough about Duke...
 
2013-09-26 10:59:37 AM
slow summer news cycle (something Danes have dubbed "cucumber season")

That's not a Danish thing. The Dutch, Norwegians, Czechs, and Israelis, to name a few, use the same term.
 
2013-09-26 11:10:38 AM
A) North Carolina, B) Iowa, or C) Denmark?

D)Saskatchewan
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It's enough to give one

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2013-09-26 11:16:53 AM
If you guessed B you get a half point. Iowa menus are 20% pork but it's not by law it's just a good idea. Try the pork tenderloin sandwich the next time you're there.
 
2013-09-26 11:30:45 AM
The story sounds consistent with the dreams and plans on a certain megalomaniac New York City mayor.

 Except for the 'pork'. That wouldn't be Kosher.
 
2013-09-26 01:04:48 PM

Marcus Aurelius: mbillips: What are you babbling about? When have Muslim immigrants ever "Islamicized" anywhere?

Well, there was Spain in the 8th century, when the Islamic Moors invaded.

But I think he's confusing this whole "imposing our religion on other people".  Christianity is the religion most famous for that conceit.


Bonus points given for "The Dome of the Rock" when Muslims "Islamacized" one of the most important sites in both Christian and Jewish religions at the same time.
 
2013-09-26 01:37:58 PM

Pangea: Marcus Aurelius: mbillips: What are you babbling about? When have Muslim immigrants ever "Islamicized" anywhere?

Well, there was Spain in the 8th century, when the Islamic Moors invaded.

But I think he's confusing this whole "imposing our religion on other people".  Christianity is the religion most famous for that conceit.

Bonus points given for "The Dome of the Rock" when Muslims "Islamacized" one of the most important sites in both Christian and Jewish religions at the same time.


Prior to that, hadn't the Jews "Herbrewicized" most of Palestine?  That Moses fellow set them to it, if I recall properly.
 
2013-09-26 01:47:50 PM

Marcus Aurelius: Prior to that, hadn't the Jews "Herbrewicized" most of Palestine?  That Moses fellow set them to it, if I recall properly.


The original question was "When have Muslim immigrants ever "Islamicized" anywhere?"rather than asking about any religion taking over something that was originally held by another.

I gave bonus points for my example because Orthodox Jews have prayed next to ruins for centuries, and Christians VSL indicates that Jesus can't come back until they rebuild the temple that originally stood where the Dome of the Rock is.

Achievement Unlocked: Biblical Camper Status
 
2013-09-26 02:00:31 PM

jmsvrsn: If you guessed B you get a half point. Iowa menus are 20% pork but it's not by law it's just a good idea. Try the pork tenderloin sandwich the next time you're there.


Putting tenderloin on bread seems such a waste. Slow grilled with garlic and pepper, and eaten along with some greens and cornbread is my preferred method of dealing with a "freshie."

/but I'll take that sandwich
 
2013-09-26 03:53:48 PM
Why not just have your religious leader proclaim it a sin to not eat pork on a certain day of the week? Worked for the fish industry.

/I know it's not a sin if you don't eat fish.
//I'm not catholic, but I enjoy a good church fish-fry.
 
2013-09-27 12:16:03 PM
Helle Thorning-Schmidt, who leads the country's center-left government, eventually joined the fray, insisting that Danish tradition should not be abandoned in public institutions, and that perhaps halal meat should be labeled as such, presumably so that qualmish Danes can avoid it.

What, do they fear they'll suddenly turn into muslims if they eat a piece of meat that happens to be halal?
 
2013-09-27 04:27:17 PM

I rite gud: Why not just have your religious leader proclaim it a sin to not eat pork on a certain day of the week? Worked for the fish industry.

/I know it's not a sin if you don't eat fish.
//I'm not catholic, but I enjoy a good church fish-fry.


i've always thought the idea of giving up food for lent is funny if you live in south louisiana...  oh man, what horrible suffering and deprivation, time for crawfish boil...
 
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