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(Mother Jones)   It's bad enough that the Chinese are processing our chickens and selling them back to us; it's even worse that the Chinese appetite for Spam is destroying the Midwest   (motherjones.com) divider line 53
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2014-03-22 12:37:40 PM
the Chinese are processing our chickens and selling them back to us

o_O
 
2014-03-22 12:40:47 PM
Those are Freedom Hogs.
 
2014-03-22 12:40:53 PM
Spam is the made from the stuff that falls on the floor when making potted meat.
 
2014-03-22 12:41:05 PM
Did anyone see the latest episode of Here Comes Honey Boo Boo?

The 4 kids did an impromptu Spam eating contest. Honey Boo Boo won and had resembled a little piggy as she took bite after bite at the block of meat.

Americans don't need no Spam in their lives.
 
2014-03-22 12:41:15 PM

ArcadianRefugee: the Chinese are processing our chickens and selling them back to us

o_O


i immediately imagined cargo ships covered in chickens. what the heck is subby talking about?
 
2014-03-22 12:41:31 PM
I worked on a project around ten years ago, funded by Farm Bureau, that utilized a huge ultrasonic transducer to effectively kill pathogens in manure.

After the proof of concept was deemed successful, they shelved it.

I guess they have technology in their back pocket in the event that they can't buy legislators.
 
2014-03-22 12:43:10 PM

GungFu: Did anyone see the latest episode of Here Comes Honey Boo Boo?


Nobody with an IQ above 50.
 
2014-03-22 12:44:59 PM

Robin Hoodie: ArcadianRefugee: the Chinese are processing our chickens and selling them back to us

o_O

i immediately imagined cargo ships covered in chickens. what the heck is subby talking about?


I believe that's basically it except the living part, they are slaughtered here and then sent there for processing and then sent back here to be consumed in mcnuggets and shiat...
 
2014-03-22 12:45:53 PM
Baked beans are off
 
2014-03-22 12:47:30 PM
Spam spam spam spam, lovely spam, wonderful spam!!

/ I'll have spam, spam, spam, spam, baked beans, spam, spam and spam
 
2014-03-22 12:47:37 PM
I think the jews and muslims are onto something with the no pork thing.

Disgusting animals.  Too bad they're so delicious i barely care...
 
2014-03-22 12:48:53 PM
Pssssht. They can keep their bourgeois "Spam."

I grew up on Treet.

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2014-03-22 12:51:43 PM

Robin Hoodie: ArcadianRefugee: the Chinese are processing our chickens and selling them back to us

o_O

i immediately imagined cargo ships covered in chickens. what the heck is subby talking about?


I immediately imagined chickens driving Cadillacs to Washington, DC.
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2014-03-22 12:52:10 PM

redly1: I worked on a project around ten years ago, funded by Farm Bureau, that utilized a huge ultrasonic transducer to effectively kill pathogens in manure.

After the proof of concept was deemed successful, they shelved it.

I guess they have technology in their back pocket in the event that they can't buy legislators.


How much did it cost?
 
2014-03-22 12:52:49 PM

Krymson Tyde: Spam is the made from the stuff that falls on the floor when making potted meat.


My grandfather worked in the "food" industry. Spam is the high grade stuff. It actually comes from stuff you would recognize as ham. The stuff on the shelf beside it that's made in the same plant is the sweepings, squeal etc.
 
2014-03-22 12:52:54 PM

TinyFist: Pssssht. They can keep their bourgeois "Spam."

I grew up on Treet.

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You poor thing.

Headso: Robin Hoodie: ArcadianRefugee: the Chinese are processing our chickens and selling them back to us

o_O

i immediately imagined cargo ships covered in chickens. what the heck is subby talking about?

I believe that's basically it except the living part, they are slaughtered here and then sent there for processing and then sent back here to be consumed in mcnuggets and shiat...


And that's cost effective? Scary if it is.
 
2014-03-22 12:55:05 PM
Sounds like some free-thinking capitalists are going to have to expand the "no spying on animal factories" laws to all the downstream waterways.
 
2014-03-22 12:57:12 PM

Doktor_Zhivago: I think the jews and muslims are onto something with the no pork thing.

Disgusting animals.  Too bad they're so delicious i barely care...


Pigs, dirty? Heritage hogs, kept in appropriate sized pens, with a low population density and properly cared for are among the cleanest animals in nature. My maternal grandfather kept about a dozen of them. Now, when you have 200-300 of them in a very small space; that's when you have issues.

/ we'd usually sell most of the piglets; keeping a couple back for tasty bacon
 
2014-03-22 01:01:01 PM
Well, that's crazy old political economics for you.

The Chinese have an over-supply of labour which they must keep busy at all costs or they lose their comfie corruption and nouveau riche wealth. The Americans subsidize the giant factory farms system of the West to keep the Sheeple over-fed and to make the richest richer. The Chinese sell their labour so cheap you can ship chickens half-way round the world economically and ship them back breaded and half-cooked. The US subsidizes water, land and grain to the hilt so they can produce more chickens than Americans ought to eat and supply the super rich with more of your money than you can afford to spend without government and corporate assistance. And then there's KFC, one of many giant industrialized food chains. THE MACHINE MUST BE FED!

The real questions are:

where is the fuel coming from and going to?

where is all that water coming from and where is the gray water dumped?

who can afford to eat?

Answer:  it's cheaper to burn bunker coal in the mid-Pacific than it is to burn clean fuel in China (pollution city) or the US (environmental regulation city). So the companies do it down and dirty out of sight of shore. China has tonnes of coal and they only ship one way, filling the West Coast with shipping containers that US hippies feel virtuous about when they convert them into cheap housing.

Answer:  it doesn't really matter because both the US and China are wise fools and living on borrowed time and fossil water. Jig's gonna be up soon.

Answer:  Thanks to this trade, Americans and the Chinese can dig their graves with their teeth. Other people may starve but that's just Africa and Asia for you. They love starving while other people get rich off of their resources.

Meanwhile, Canada and Russia are using half the world's water to supply oil and natural gas to Europe, China, the USA, etc. But there's plenty where that came from, so prepare for war if you want your piece.

Answer: Crazy? Yes. Like a fox. A very dumb, suicidal fox.
 
2014-03-22 01:04:33 PM

El Freak: GungFu: Did anyone see the latest episode of Here Comes Honey Boo Boo?

Nobody with an IQ above 50.



So, did you enjoy it?
 
2014-03-22 01:04:48 PM
Ate a lot of Spam growing up in Guam. Its pretty tasty when prepared like real food and not just fried
 
2014-03-22 01:05:32 PM
Ewww, that was gross. Good thing pigs and humans have such incompatible physiologies. Otherwise all that shiat in our water supplies might eventually pose a health hazard to the good folks of the upper Midwest.
 
2014-03-22 01:06:48 PM

Rozinante: Krymson Tyde: Spam is the made from the stuff that falls on the floor when making potted meat.

My grandfather worked in the "food" industry. Spam is the high grade stuff. It actually comes from stuff you would recognize as ham. The stuff on the shelf beside it that's made in the same plant is the sweepings, squeal etc.


"food" lol
 
2014-03-22 01:15:16 PM
pretty sure the midwest is already doing a god job of that itself
 
2014-03-22 01:16:26 PM

Robin Hoodie: ArcadianRefugee: the Chinese are processing our chickens and selling them back to us

o_O

i immediately imagined cargo ships covered in chickens. what the heck is subby talking about?


Our wonderful government made an agreement to allow Chinese companies to receive our chickens, slaughter them in China (apparently, paying illegal Messikinz slave wages in the US was still too expensive to our Elite Overlords), and then ship the dubiously tainted chicken meat back to us.

Believe me, as soon as the rich can figure out a way to sell China all of the USA's air and have China ship it back to us as farts, they will.
 
2014-03-22 01:16:36 PM

Robin Hoodie: ArcadianRefugee: the Chinese are processing our chickens and selling them back to us

o_O

i immediately imagined cargo ships covered in chickens. what the heck is subby talking about?


I immediately thought of Fight Club.

/we were selling Americans their own fat chickens back to them
 
2014-03-22 01:21:28 PM
Bloody Vikings.
 
2014-03-22 01:22:03 PM

TinyFist: Pssssht. They can keep their bourgeois "Spam."

I grew up on Treet.


THIS.
 
2014-03-22 01:30:55 PM

GungFu: Did anyone see the latest episode of Here Comes Honey Boo Boo?

The 4 kids did an impromptu Spam eating contest. Honey Boo Boo won and had resembled a little piggy as she took bite after bite at the block of meat.

Americans don't need no Spam in their lives.


Even your description alone makes me ill.
 
2014-03-22 01:31:45 PM

TinyFist: Pssssht. They can keep their bourgeois "Spam."

I grew up on Treet.


*tiny fist bump*
 
2014-03-22 01:35:32 PM

GungFu: Did anyone see the latest episode of Here Comes Honey Boo Boo?

The 4 kids did an impromptu Spam eating contest. Honey Boo Boo won and had resembled a little piggy as she took bite after bite at the block of meat.

Americans don't need no Spam in their lives.


...gross.
 
2014-03-22 01:36:50 PM
Chickety China.

/The Jungle was not a how-to...
 
2014-03-22 01:41:30 PM
Free market.
 
2014-03-22 01:47:52 PM
Happy as a pig in poop.
 
2014-03-22 02:01:58 PM

LoneWolf343: GungFu: Did anyone see the latest episode of Here Comes Honey Boo Boo?

The 4 kids did an impromptu Spam eating contest. Honey Boo Boo won and had resembled a little piggy as she took bite after bite at the block of meat.

Americans don't need no Spam in their lives.

...gross.


i57.tinypic.com

And you know she could.
 
2014-03-22 02:20:07 PM
Soylent Spam is Chinese people!
 
2014-03-22 02:22:56 PM
I think we may be the only species doomed to cause it's own extinction and irreparably destroy the environment in the process. We are like locusts and viruses. Sad.

/ooooh American Idol is on...
 
2014-03-22 02:36:35 PM

GungFu: LoneWolf343: GungFu: Did anyone see the latest episode of Here Comes Honey Boo Boo?

The 4 kids did an impromptu Spam eating contest. Honey Boo Boo won and had resembled a little piggy as she took bite after bite at the block of meat.

Americans don't need no Spam in their lives.

...gross.

[i57.tinypic.com image 481x1500]

And you know she could.


Why would you post that? Jerk.
 
2014-03-22 02:40:21 PM
Anybody else notice that the Chinese don't allow stuff in their food supply that is OK in the USA?
 
2014-03-22 02:40:39 PM
SpaceBison:

Why would you post that? Jerk.

Not only may I never eat SPAM again, I may never eat anything again.
 
2014-03-22 02:54:14 PM
Destroying the Midwest?

*looks around*

Huh. I'll be damned if they didn't.
 
2014-03-22 03:05:36 PM

Skunkwolf: Anybody else notice that the Chinese don't allow stuff in their food supply that is OK in the USA?


Yeah but they allow lead, so that argument is invalid
 
2014-03-22 03:47:48 PM

GungFu: LoneWolf343: GungFu: Did anyone see the latest episode of Here Comes Honey Boo Boo?

The 4 kids did an impromptu Spam eating contest. Honey Boo Boo won and had resembled a little piggy as she took bite after bite at the block of meat.

Americans don't need no Spam in their lives.

...gross.

[i57.tinypic.com image 481x1500]

And you know she could.


I never knew 6 year olds could have tits. I guess I was wrong.
 
2014-03-22 03:54:28 PM
The hog farm problem is covered beautifully in ..

ecx.images-amazon.com
 
2014-03-22 04:26:48 PM
My Dad made me eat SPAM when we were camping just so I could experience what he did in WWII.  Actually if you cook it right it is not that bad if a bit (OK a lot) salty.
 
2014-03-22 04:46:12 PM

germ78: GungFu: LoneWolf343: GungFu: Did anyone see the latest episode of Here Comes Honey Boo Boo?

The 4 kids did an impromptu Spam eating contest. Honey Boo Boo won and had resembled a little piggy as she took bite after bite at the block of meat.

Americans don't need no Spam in their lives.

...gross.

[i57.tinypic.com image 481x1500]

And you know she could.

I never knew 6 year olds could have tits. I guess I was wrong.


I never knew young girls could have manboobs!
 
2014-03-22 05:09:10 PM
Spam Spam. The more you eat, the more you realize it's sold by a dog food company in Germany.  Anybody who wants to eat spam is welcome to it.
 
2014-03-22 05:09:58 PM

cwolf20: Spam Spam. The more you eat, the more you realize it's sold by a dog food company in Germany.  Anybody who wants to eat spam is welcome to it.


yes yes. I'm sure other companies sell it too. But it's a dog food in germany no matter the opinion
 
2014-03-22 05:31:34 PM
Spam Fried Rice is pretty darn good if you make it right. (Cut into very small cubes)

So are fried Spam sandwiches, if they're thinly sliced and fried almost crisp.

That's the secret with Spam; a little goes a long way. Used sparingly, it can have a good flavor. Too much of it though, and it just gets overpoweringly salty.

(Real) Ham will always have it beat in my book, though.
 
2014-03-22 06:49:27 PM
Got as far as " hog confinement facility ". No point reading a diatribe written politically correct morons.

/craves bacon.
 
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