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(USA Today)   Machine used to zap rat turds in hot dogs to be used for killing anthrax in mail   ( divider line
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2001-12-05 08:00:03 AM  
Interesting stuff. I was only disappointed by the lack of mention of "rat turds" in the actual story. :)
2001-12-05 08:02:37 AM  
Rat shi....t in hot dogs?

OK, I think I've eaten my last hot dog.
2001-12-05 08:08:51 AM  
there goes the cost of postage.
2001-12-05 08:24:44 AM  
So now we are asked to forget the ories about Anthrax surviving an atomic blast, I guess? I thought the big thing about anthrax was the fact it survived as a spore, and thus being a lot less susceptible to extreme temperatures and radiation...

BTW: better stop sending any electromagnetic devices (tapes, disks) by mail...
2001-12-05 08:25:06 AM  
and that was stories...
2001-12-05 08:26:17 AM  
I'll zap my own rat turds, thank you.
2001-12-05 08:35:22 AM  
I can't believe they take the rat turds out of my hot dogs! Everyone knows that's where all the flavor comes from!
2001-12-05 08:43:25 AM  
I recieved a newsletter (from my hometown church, nonetheless) yesterday in the mail. I always receive it. They won't stop. But I digress...

The pamphlet is folded in half and taped together as normal. But yesterday I notice the seal has been broken, retaped, and stamped with "Opened for postal inspection" on the side. WTF IS THAT????

They can open my GODDAMNED MAIL now?

Can someone explain this to me, please?
2001-12-05 09:14:40 AM  
"Hot dogs...Rat turd hot dogs...What kind of kids eat rat turd hot dogs?"
2001-12-05 09:42:22 AM  
The headline unfairly disparages rats. Rats or their excrement were not mentioned at all in the article.
2001-12-05 09:55:30 AM  
Overmuch, you seem suprised. Please..... the gov't is taking every opportunity to fark you out of your civil rights and privacy under the guise of "protecting" you.
Just don't mail any drugs and it'll be allright.
Back to the thread, if rat turds are the worst thing in hot dogs that need to be zapped, I wouldn't lose any sleep over it. Rodent feces, rodent hair, insects...all of these kinds of things are in all types of food. The gov't has standards that allows a certain amount of this stuff in food. Doesn't that just make you want to live on raw fruit and veggies? Except the chemical residue from goddamned pesticides and fertilizers will probably kill you.
2001-12-05 10:05:28 AM  
I'm in the mood for some sausage
2001-12-05 10:29:25 AM  
FreddyFreedom: "Drunk kids, tripping kids, kids all high on pot. Tough kids, sissy kids, even kids' whos moms are hot."
2001-12-05 10:33:37 AM  
Titan's story also shows how some defense contractors are only now reaping rewards from huge technology investments made decades ago. Titan makes most of its money producing communications and surveillance gear that will be used heavily in 21st century wars. As defense spending on tech products rises, so will the fortunes of tech-focused contractors such as Titan.

Big companies investing in defence + lobbyists = lots more war!


go death!
2001-12-05 10:45:36 AM  
So let me get this straight....the machine according to the article ....will pass by a $5 million device about the size of a short it cost $5 million dollars for a machine to zap rat turds in hot dogs? I guess we've been eating a lot of hot dogs....I don't think Oscar Meyer would justify $5 million for rat turds.
2001-12-05 10:48:03 AM  
<liberal terrorist-hugging government fear monger>

Oh boy!! What next?!?! If this doesn't convince you then nothing will you idiots. First the government takes away the rat droppings from your hot dog and now you aren't allowed to send anthrax in the mail!!! WAKE UP!! They are turning this into a facist Nazi police state! We must act!

</liberal terrorist-hugging government fear monger>
2001-12-05 12:13:30 PM  
I suggested this in a Fark comment string weeks ago!
Where's my royalties?!?

Stupid military-industrial complex!
2001-12-05 01:35:02 PM  
I think you can get a royal weiner without rat turds for around $5,000,001.50
2001-12-05 03:05:30 PM  
I think the goverment allows for approx. .2 % rat turds in each weiner.
2001-12-05 08:15:23 PM  
I submitted an article on the proposed zapping of mail months ago. Clearly I have made myself persona non gratis with the moderation staff.

(Drew dosn't like me. I'm gonna go eat worms:(
2001-12-06 11:17:34 PM  
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