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  • This Mad Scientist Will Clone 100,000 Cows

    01/01/2016 4:20:07 PM PST · by MeshugeMikey · 20 replies
    The Daily Beast ^ | January 01, 2016 | Abby Haglage
    This year, a Chinese company plans to open a massive factory to clone 100,000 cows. Just how far will this mass reproductive technology go? Two decades after the birth of Dolly the sheep—the world’s first successfully cloned mammal—the year 2016 will likely see the rise of mass-produced animal clones, thanks to an enterprising and madcap scientist in China. Sometime in the next year, a company called Boyalife Genomics will open a massive factory in the coastal Chinese city of Tianjin, where it plans to clone 100,000 cattle per year—a way to address the Middle Kingdom’s rising appetite for beef. Eventually,...
  • Super Dave grounded due to noise complaints

    04/22/2015 4:13:19 PM PDT · by EveningStar · 40 replies
    Chilliwack Progress ^ | April 22, 2015 | Jennifer Feinberg
    The roar of Super Dave Mathieson's aerobatic aircraft has been grounded over noise complaints. The full-time air show pilot, who made Chilliwack his home base a few years ago, received notification from Transport Canada earlier this month that he could no longer perform the aerobatics under 2000 feet at Chilliwack Airport, citing proximity to "noise sensitive or livestock" areas.
  • Lab-Grown Burgers Become So Cheap, They Might be in Supermarkets Soon

    04/10/2015 7:44:39 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 48 replies
    Sputnik International ^ | April 7, 2015
    Scientists in the Netherlands are one step closer to producing a viable lab-grown alternative to the conventional beef burger patty. Last year, Professor Mark Post and his team of scientists at the Maastricht University in the Netherlands produced the first prototype of a lab-grown burger. Benefits of this new burger production method include a decrease in animal slaughter, savings in land, water, and energy use required for livestock, and a reduction in greenhouse gases. The project has faced several hurdles, though, not the least of which was the enormous price tag of 250,000 Euros, or $273,000. That was roughly how...
  • Actually, Raising [grass fed] Beef Is Good for the Planet

    12/22/2014 10:26:23 AM PST · by grundle · 41 replies
    Wall St. Journal ^ | December 19, 2014 | Nicolette Hahn Niman
    Despite environmentalists worries, cattle dont guzzle water or cause hungerand can help fight climate change People who advocate eating less beef often argue that producing it hurts the environment. Cattle, we are told, have an outsize ecological footprint: They guzzle water, trample plants and soils, and consume precious grains that should be nourishing hungry humans. Lately, critics have blamed bovine burps, flatulence and even breath for climate change. As a longtime vegetarian and environmental lawyer, I once bought into these claims. But now, after more than a decade of living and working in the businessmy husband, Bill, founded Niman Ranch...
  • Brilliant: Versions of capitalism in each country perfectly explained by using cows

    11/01/2014 6:17:43 PM PDT · by Beave Meister · 6 replies
    The Young Conservatives ^ | 11/1/2014 | Hannah Bleau
    I've seen other versions, but this version is pretty funny.
  • There's A Strange Disease That Makes You Allergic To Meat And It's Spreading

    08/18/2014 7:41:22 PM PDT · by blam · 52 replies
    BI - Popular Science ^ | 8-18-2014 | Loren Grush
    Loren Grush, Popular Science August 18, 2014The Lone Star tick. Mike Abley will always remember the last hamburger he ever ate. It was more than 20 years ago, and he recalls the meat being particularly juicy and delicious. But a few hours after dinner, Abley started itching like mad. He burst into hives, his tongue swelled, and he eventually passed out, prompting his wife to call 911. At the hospital, doctors determined he had gone into anaphylactic shocka potentially deadly allergic reaction. Fortunately, Abley pulled through, and he later met with an allergist to determine what had caused the terrifying...
  • Angry Farmers From Fukushima Bring Sick Cow to Tokyo, Demand Probe

    06/24/2014 2:55:58 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 23 replies
    Angry farmers from Fukushima brought a large cow to the centre of Tokyo on Friday to demand Japan's government investigate a disease they say cattle have developed since the nuclear disaster three years ago. Operators of non-profit "Kibo no Bokujo", or "Farm of Hope", delivered a full-size black cow to the front of the agriculture ministry to demand an investigation into why it and many other animals have developed white dots on their skin since reactors went into meltdown
  • Longhorns told to steer clear of Chisholm Trail Parkway

    05/09/2014 2:30:42 PM PDT · by tuffydoodle · 4 replies
    Fort Worth Star Telegram ^ | May 9, 2014 | Gordon Dickson
    FORT WORTH Authorities are not allowing longhorns with the Fort Worth Herd to roam on the new Chisholm Trail Parkway during a weekend of festivities to open the tollway. Seems the North Texas Tollway Authority has decided the road is for cars, not cattle. The 28-mile toll road, named after the historical cattle trails that led to Oklahoma, Kansas and beyond in the mid-1800s, is scheduled to open to traffic Sunday. It will connect Interstate 30 near downtown Fort Worth to U.S. 67 in Cleburne. Crews will open one on- and off-ramp at a time beginning about 8 a.m....
  • Cliven Bundy's Cattle Battle: Harry Reid, China and Agenda 21

    04/15/2014 6:44:03 AM PDT · by rktman · 43 replies
    investors.com ^ | 4/14/2014 | IBD Editorial
    Land Management: A Chinese solar farm that fries birds is OK, as is redrawing tortoise habitat boundaries to benefit political donors. But an American rancher grazing his cattle brings feds with sniper rifles. It appears Nevada rancher Cliven Bundy has, at least temporarily, wonhis "range war" with the paramilitary wing of the Bureau of Land Management. Fearing another Waco, BLM has announced it will no longer enforce a court order and stop stealing Bundy's cows, called "trespass cattle" by the feds, accused of grazing free on part of the 84% of Nevada that is federal property.
  • Flatulent cows start fire at German dairy farm - police

    01/27/2014 4:05:32 PM PST · by NormsRevenge · 27 replies
    Yahoo! News ^ | 1/27/14
    BERLIN (Reuters) - Methane gas from 90 flatulent cows exploded in a German farm shed on Monday, damaging the roof and injuring one of the animals, police said. High levels of the gas .. the central German town of Rasdorf, .. "a static electric charge caused the gas to explode with flashes of flames,".. ...
  • Raw Milk Could Be Legal in Maryland Again

    01/22/2014 5:04:36 PM PST · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 61 replies
    Freedom Outpost ^ | January 22, 2014 | Joshua Cook
    A proposed Maryland bill would restore the right of the states’ citizens to participate in cow shares, or cow boarding, to obtain raw milk. Maryland citizens lost the right to raw milk via cow shares in 2006, when the appointed director of the Maryland Department of Health and Mental Hygiene redefined the word “sale” to include agistments. A hearing on the bill is scheduled for January 28 at 1:00pm at the Lowe House Office Building in Annapolis. Cow shares or cow boarding refers to a practice in which people buy shares in individual animals for a portion of the milk...
  • Farmer's cologne: A new field-tested, cow-calming scent for men

    08/08/2013 12:57:17 AM PDT · by thecodont · 18 replies
    Los Angeles Times / latimes.com ^ | Aug 05, 2013 | By Adam Tschorn
    Does your dairy herd get skittish every time you hit the milking parlor drenched in Drakkar Noir? Does a splash of Hugo by Hugo Boss have your flock of sheep heading for the hills? If so, the answer to your fragrance faux pas may well be Portland General Store's new Farmer's Cologne. When I first caught wind of the cologne -- made by the same Maine-based company that makes manly grooming products like tobacco-scented beard oil, whiskey-scented aftershave and a soap called "Hunting Camp" -- I was intrigued by the notion that the potion was formulated to be "aromatherapeutic and...
  • 69 cows vanish on slaughtering day

    12/28/2012 11:50:59 AM PST · by JoeProBono · 70 replies
    upi ^ | Dec. 28, 2012
    STJARNHOV, Sweden, - Police in Sweden said they are searching for 69 cows that vanished from a farm on the day they were to be slaughtered. Farmer Claes Roempke, 47, of Stjarnhov, said he was baffled by the disappearance of the cows, which he valued at about $107,600, Swedish news agency TT/The Local.se reported Friday. "When I opened the gate, I saw the animals were gone," Roempke said. "I have no idea where they've been taken. I hope they are alive and are OK." Police said they are investigating the incident. "We have the ID number of all the cows...
  • Even Cows Flee California Seeking a Better Economic Climate

    11/19/2012 6:36:00 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 9 replies
    RCM ^ | 11/18/2012 | Bill Frezza
    It's not just millionaires and billionaires who are fleeing the economic madness in California. Even cows are starting to depart for greener pastures. That's right, 400 bovine refugees shuffled off to Kansas just this month, with more expected to follow as over 100 dairy farms in California close their doors. Why are cows voting with their hooves? It's hard to find a government program as insane as the complex web of price supports, market orders, direct payments, diversion programs, herd reductions, import barriers, export subsidies, and stacked-to-the-rafters cheese warehouses that characterize Uncle Sam's efforts to "rationally manage" the dairy market....
  • NZ: GM cows make 'low allergy' milk (genetically modified bovine w/o whey protein)

    10/02/2012 11:51:53 AM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 10 replies
    BBC News ^ | 10/2/12 | James Gallagher
    A genetically modified cow that produces milk less likely to cause allergic reactions has been engineered by New Zealand scientists. Up to 3% of infants are allergic to cows' milk in their first year of life. The modified cow produced milk without beta-lactoglobulin - a whey protein to which some people are allergic. The study has been labelled a "milestone" by one scientist, but some campaign groups say it raises ethical concerns. There are important differences between a woman's breast milk and cows' milk, such as beta-lactoglobulin, which is found in milk from cows but not people. The researchers, at...
  • Sweet times for cows as gummy worms replace costly corn feed

    09/24/2012 4:08:33 PM PDT · by Altariel · 15 replies
    Yahoo! ^ | September 23, 2012 | Carey Gillam
    ANSAS CITY, Missouri (Reuters) - Mike Yoder's herd of dairy cattle are living the sweet life. With corn feed scarcer and costlier than ever, Yoder increasingly is looking for cheaper alternatives -- and this summer he found a good deal on ice cream sprinkles. "It's a pretty colorful load," said Yoder, who operates about 450 dairy cows on his farm in northern Indiana. "Anything that keeps the feed costs down." As the worst drought in half a century has ravaged this year's U.S. corn crop and driven corn prices sky high, the market for alternative feed rations for beef and...
  • Oregon farmer buys hundreds of waterbeds for his cows

    07/18/2012 2:17:53 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 32 replies
    Yahoo! News ^ | 7/18/12 | Eric Pfeiffer
    At least four dairies in Oregon's Willamette Valley have bought into the "new thing" in dairy farming: buying waterbeds for their cows. "There's four or five dairies in the Willamette Valley that have them. It's really beginning to catch on around here," Kevin Krous with NW Dairy Service told KGW The cow waterbed trend reportedly first began in Minnesota but is now starting to catch on the West Coast. For example, the Van Loon Dairy has purchased more than 300 such beds for their cows, at a cost of more than $100,000. "As the cow gets ready to lie down,...
  • USFS Turns To Saws To Get Rid Of Frozen Cows

    05/02/2012 11:50:46 AM PDT · by GSWarrior · 27 replies
    KJCT8.com ^ | May 1, 2012 | AP
    <p>ASPEN, Colo. -- Federal forest officials are thinking of using hand saws to break up the carcasses of frozen cows that died inside a cabin at 11,000 feet near Aspen.</p> <p>The U.S. Forest Service had been exploring whether to burn the cabin or blow it up with explosives to get rid of the cabin and the cows. But a plan explored this week involves using hand saws to cut up carcasses of six cows frozen inside the cabin and four or five buried in the snow outside.</p>
  • Frozen Colorado cows may have to be exploded

    04/21/2012 7:09:56 AM PDT · by Pontiac · 56 replies
    Fox News ^ | 4/18/12 | Staff
    It may take explosives to dislodge the frozen carcasses of a small herd of cows found in an old ranger's cabin high in the Rocky Mountains.
  • Forest Service in quandary about Colo. frozen cows

    04/18/2012 11:08:06 AM PDT · by TheRealDBear · 29 replies
    AP via Comcast ^ | 4/18/2012 | Steven K. Paulson AP
    DENVER It may take explosives to dislodge a group of cows that wandered into an old ranger cabin high in the Rocky Mountains, then died and froze solid when they couldn't get out. The carcasses were discovered by two Air Force Academy cadets when they snow-shoed up to the cabin in late March. Rangers believe the animals sought shelter during a snowstorm and got stuck and weren't smart enough to find their way out. The cabin is located near the Conundrum Hot Springs, a nine-mile hike from the Aspen area in the Maroon Bells-Snowmass Wilderness area. Michael Carroll, a...
  • Two Cows - Revised Again

    04/04/2012 9:20:59 PM PDT · by null and void · 13 replies
    Via email | Wednesday, April 4, 2012 6:06 PM
    WORLDWIDE E"COW"NOMICS - explained at last!SOCIALISM You have 2 cows. You give one to your neighbour. COMMUNISM You have 2 cows. The State takes both and gives you some milk. FASCISM You have 2 cows. The State takes both and sells you some milk. NAZISM You have 2 cows. The State takes both and shoots you. BUREAUCRATISM You have 2 cows. The State takes both, shoots one, milks the other, and then throws the milk away. TRADITIONAL CAPITALISM You have two cows. You sell one and buy a bull. Your herd multiplies, and the economy grows. You sell them and...
  • Wandering cows cause collisions on W. Ky. Parkway

    12/11/2011 10:17:55 PM PST · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 1 replies
    The Henderson Gleaner (Evansville Courier and Press) ^ | December 10, 2011 | Gleaner staff
    Transportation officials closed a section of Interstate 69/Western Kentucky Parkway for hours Saturday after a group of cows obstructed the roadway causing several collisions in Caldwell County. Spokesman Keith Todd for the Kentucky Transportation Cabinet said he was first alerted of the situation around 3:45 a.m. and that there were an undetermined number of cows loose along Interstate 69. By 7 a.m., some of the cattle had been rounded up but officials decided to close the Interstate between Exit 12 and Exit 24 near Princeton. Todd said only one motorist had been taken to Methodist Hospital for minor injuries after...
  • Kazakhstan flies in US cows (bred to withstand brutal cold) to boost beef industry

    10/14/2011 5:25:55 AM PDT · by Libloather · 22 replies
    King 5 ^ | 10/10/11
    Kazakhstan flies in US cows to boost beef industryAssociated Press Updated Monday, Oct 10 at 12:01 PM BISMARCK, North Dakota (AP) Hundreds of North Dakota cows bred to withstand brutal cold are being shipped in jumbo jets to Kazakhstan to help build the nation's beef industry. **SNIP** North Dakota is known for its harsh winters and hardy livestock, Price said. North Dakota cows typically have thicker coats and more marbling and fatty tissue, state agriculture officials say. More than 2,600 pregnant cows and heifers were shipped last year on Boeing 747 freighters from North Dakota to Astana, the capital...
  • Sexual economics: Women more sexually promiscuous as "price of sex" declines

    10/06/2011 9:34:25 PM PDT · by Slings and Arrows · 100 replies
    ABC Action News ^ | 10/6/11 | Kristal Roberts
    There was a time when having sex with a woman meant a wedding ring, a court ship or at the very least, dinner. But social psychologists say those days are quickly coming to an end as women become more promiscuous, Yahoo Shine reports. -snip- Other things that are said to have contributed to these changes include gender equality, birth control and internet porn.
  • Jazz for Cows

    10/06/2011 8:03:28 PM PDT · by stylecouncilor · 16 replies
    YouTube ^ | Oct. 6, 2011
    The New Hot 5, American-based jazz band plays for a herd of cows in Autrans, France.
  • Homeowners say WI Law Favors Big Farms, Leaves them Powerless Against Smells, Pollution

    09/28/2011 11:14:23 AM PDT · by Diana in Wisconsin · 111 replies
    Washtington ComPost ^ | September 28, 2011 | AP
    MAGNOLIA, WI John Adams cant see the nearly 3,000 cows on the dairy farm two miles from his Wisconsin home, but when the wind blows he can smell them. The stench gives him and his wife headaches. They blame the big farm for contaminating their air and polluting the groundwater well they use for drinking, bathing and watering their garden. They no longer feel safe eating the vegetables they grow. Adams also blames the state, which requires local governments to grant permits to large farms that meet certain limited criteria, even if there are additional environmental concerns. The rural...
  • Cattle and R/C Cars A Metaphor (Video at Link)

    09/26/2011 4:12:32 PM PDT · by Fester Boyle · 7 replies
    Two things you guys. First, this video is very cute. Second, watching these cattle follow the remote-control car reminds me of how the Left operates. Except the cattle smell better and have a superior intellect.
  • No "Fundamental Right" to Own a Cow, or Consume Its Milk...Am I Making Myself Clear?

    09/16/2011 1:08:38 PM PDT · by Sopater · 20 replies · 1+ views
    The Complete Patient ^ | Thursday, September 15, 2011 at 09:11AM
    Those raw milk proponents advocating "teach, teach, teach" may want to enroll Wisconsin Judge Patrick J. Fiedler in their first class--in the kindergarten section. In response to a request from the Farm-to-Consumer Legal Defense Fund, the judge issued a clarification of his decision last week regarding his assessment of the constitutionality of food rights. The judge expanded on his original statement that such constitutional issues are "wholly without merit." He explained that the FTCLDF arguments were "extremely underdeveloped." As an example, he said the plaintiffs' use of the Roe v Wade abortion rights case as a precedent does "not explain...
  • Uhh, Maxine. Why buy the cow when I can get the milk for FRee?

    08/18/2011 9:31:26 AM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 7 replies
    Yahoo ^ | 8/18/11 | Pure Homegrown Vanity
    Rush asked the question... back to you Maxine!
  • Japan: 411 more cows in Fukushima found to have been fed cesium-tainted straw

    07/18/2011 5:05:20 AM PDT · by TigerLikesRooster · 10 replies
    Breibart ^ | 07/18/11
    411 more cows in Fukushima found to have been fed cesium-tainted straw+ Jul 18 05:53 AM US/Eastern straw+ (AP) - FUKUSHIMA, Japan, July 18 (Kyodo)Seven more farms in Fukushima Prefecture fed their beef cattle rice straw contaminated with radioactive cesium, bringing a total of about 411 more cows suspected of having been exposed to the isotope into the nation's beef distribution chain, the Fukushima prefectural government said Monday. Of the cows shipped from the farms, 199 went to Tokyo, 192 to Hyogo Prefecture, nine to Gunma Prefecture, eight within Fukushima Prefecture, two to Tochigi Prefecture and one to Saitama Prefecture....
  • Mark Steyn: Cowed by udderly insane regulations

    05/29/2011 5:20:22 AM PDT · by radioone · 9 replies
    OC Register ^ | May 27, 2011 | Mary Steyn
    Cass Sunstein is head of something called the "Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs." I've seen enough conspiracy thrillers to know that when someone has so obvious a blandly amorphous federal job description as that it means he's running some deeply sinister wet-work operation of illegal targeted assassinations in unfriendly nations that the government spooks want to keep off the books and far from prying eyes.
  • Australia's burping cows more climate friendly than thought

    05/27/2011 12:39:35 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 7 replies
    Yahoo ^ | 5/27/11 | David Fogarty - Reuters
    SINGAPORE (Reuters) Australia's huge cattle herd in the north might be burping less planet-warming methane emissions than thought, a study released on Friday shows, suggesting the cows are more climate friendly. Cattle, sheep and other ruminant livestock produce large amounts of methane, which is about 20 times more powerful at trapping heat than carbon dioxide. One cow can produce about 1.5 tonnes of greenhouse gas emissions a year. Half of New Zealand's greenhouse gas emissions come from agriculture and most of that is from sheep and cattle. Most of the cattle and sheep emissions are, contrary to popular belief,...
  • Elma, Wash., dairy princess is lactose intolerant

    05/25/2011 11:27:05 AM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 18 replies
    SFGate.com ^ | 5/25/11 | AP
    Elma, Wash. (AP) -- Laurel Gordon of Washington state has been putting on a tiara to promote milk products the past two years as Grays Harbor County's dairy ambassador. The funny thing is, the 18-year-old from Elma is a lactose intolerant dairy princess. The Daily World of Aberdeen reports that unless Gordon takes special pills, her body is unable to digest milk, so she drinks soy milk.
  • Man in cow suit robs Walmart of 26 gallons of milk

    04/28/2011 9:26:34 PM PDT · by tlb · 55 replies
    Yahoo ^ | Apr 28, 2012 | Liz Goodwin
    A man dressed in a cow suit managed to rob a busy Stafford, Virginia Walmart of 26 gallons of milk on Tuesday night before being nabbed by the cops. Apparently, the cow-suited criminal escaped the megastore by crawling out the doors, "trying to emulate cattle." He then began handing out the stolen jugs right outside the store before making his escape, in a sort of bovine interpretation of Robin Hood. Stafford County Sheriff's office spokesman, Bill Kennedy, tells us that he believes the cow suit did not entirely cover the suspect's face, making him easy to spot at the near-by...
  • Udderly Amazing: Girl Teaches Cow to Jump (Who Says You can't Ride a Cow?

    04/06/2011 8:21:17 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 24 replies
    YouTube ^ | April 15, 2011
  • Silence the Cows and Save the Planet

    04/05/2011 10:42:33 AM PDT · by mandaladon · 45 replies
    Time ^ | 20 mar 2011 | Jeffrey Kluger
    Flatulent cows are not a laughing matter. (Pause.) OK, they are a laughing matter. And flatulent sheep and goats are almost as funny though not to the chickens and pigs in the pen next door. But pull-my-hoof livestock are a problem too. The emissions produced by nature's woodwind section contain a nasty mix of many gasses, among them methane. Though carbon dioxide is the first gas that comes to mind when we think of greenhouse emissions, pound for pound, methane is more than 20 times more powerful in terms of its global warming potential. Methane doesn't linger in the...
  • New diets for cows, sheep could cut emissions

    04/04/2011 4:54:13 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 25 replies
    Yahoo ^ | 4/4/11 | Nina Chestney - Reuters
    LONDON (Reuters) New diets for cows and sheep could reduce their greenhouse gas emissions, research funded by the Department for environment, food and rural affairs (Defra) shows. Feeding the animals maize silage, naked oats and higher sugar grasses could reduce the amount of methane they produce, the study by Reading University and the Institute of Biological, Environmental and Rural Sciences showed. Agriculture accounts for around nine per cent of all British greenhouse gas emissions. Most of this comes from sheep, cows and goats. Farming accounts for 41 per cent of Britain's overall methane emissions, which are harmful to the...
  • Cowpox As a Better Vaccination For Smallpox

    03/02/2011 10:58:19 AM PST · by Niuhuru · 8 replies
    Mind of Niuhuru | March 2 2011 | Niuhuru
    Having read the history of Smallpox and the types of vaccine used in experimentation, I would like to debate on whether or not cowpox would be a better alternative than using the vaccine procedures that use live vaccine. Cowpox was after all the first vaccine used against Smallpox and wouldn't it be easier to gather and use, with a lower risk of failure or accidential infection with a fully active virus that would result in a full blown infection?
  • "Unkillable" Cow Puts Elderly Man in Hospital

    01/04/2011 11:49:04 AM PST · by nickcarraway · 87 replies · 1+ views
    NBC Miami ^ | Tue, Jan 4, 2011 | BRIAN HAMACHER
    Bovine withstands bullets, truck ramming after attack on rancherAn elderly Fort Pierce man's run-in with an apparently unkillable cow on New Year's Day sent him to the hospital in critical condition. The drama unfolded Saturday when 70-year-old Oscar Wilcox was working on a fence at his St. Lucie County ranch, according to tcplam.com. When Wilcox's wife heard him scream, she drove to the pasture and saw the cow attacking him. The cow, which had already been shot at least once by Wilcox with a .22 caliber pistol, wasn't going down without a fight. To get it off her husband, Wilcox's...
  • A Tale of Two Cows

    10/29/2010 1:12:34 PM PDT · by Vigilanteman · 23 replies
    Our Own Warped Minds ^ | 28 October 2010 | My Fishing Buddies
    A Tale of Two Cows OLD DEMOCRAT: You have two cows. Your neighbor has none. You feel guilty for being successful. Barbara Streisand sings for you. OLD REPUBLICAN: You have two cows. Your neighbor has none. So? NEW DEMOCRAT: You have two cows. Your neighbor has none. But you dont want him in your gated community disturbing your pastoral environment. You convince him to elect you so that a third neighbor, who has one cow, will be forced to provide him with free milk. NEW REPUBLICAN: You have two cows. Your neighbor has none. You convince him to milk both...
  • The New Dichotomy

    08/31/2010 9:33:48 PM PDT · by citizenredstater9271 · 7 replies
    An insight into how liberals and conservatives differ not just in politics but also ways of thinking.
  • Combat climate change with less gassy diet for cows: study

    09/10/2010 12:52:11 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 54 replies
    AFP on Yahoo ^ | 9/10/10 | AFP
    NAIROBI (AFP) Climate change can be curbed by changing the diet of livestock, whose feed crops, farting, belching and manure contribute a fifth of the planet's greenhouse gas emissions, a new study said Friday. The study by the International Livestock Research Institute (ILRI) said livestock risk growing as global demand for meat and milk surges and recommended simple steps to curb livestock-related greenhouse gas emissions. It recommended using more nutritious pasture grasses, supplementing diets with crop residues, restoring degraded grazing lands and adopting more productive breeds, among other simple measures for tropical countries. ... The scientists said the burden...
  • Academia-Gate: As Big Labor and Media Push Researchprop on Our Kids, Whos Really Paying

    06/09/2010 9:03:09 PM PDT · by Nachum · 2 replies · 54+ views
    big journalism ^ | 6/9/10 | Liberty Chick
    Yesterdays story on the Cry Wolf project has exposed a dangerous pretense that has been prevalent, yet well disguised, for some time in our institutions of higher learning. Its an important post. A small committee of professors and academic professionals, normally held in high regard, have blatantly betrayed the trust of the public and quite possibly smeared the reputations of all colleges and universities nationwide. By soliciting paid activists to create research papers that are intentionally designed to silence opposing viewpoints, they have undermined the political system and manipulated the governmental policy making process. And in the meantime, theyve also...
  • Glenn Beck vs. Joel Rogers, King of the Progressives

    04/30/2010 9:10:14 AM PDT · by ConjunctionJunction · 96 replies · 2,580+ views
    Right Pundits ^ | April 29th, 2010 | Andrew Zarowny
    Glenn Beck vs. Joel Rogers, King of the Progressives If Fox News commentator, Glenn Beck is right, Joel Rogers may be the man behind Obama and the entire Progressive Movement. Not a far stretch as Progressives got their start in Wisconsin, where Joel teaches law, political science and sociology at the University of Wisconsin. Thursday morning, Joel was a featured speaker at an Earth Day conference in Chicago on public transportation. Needless to say, hes all for it! But Beck has connected the dots on his magic blackboards (He needs about three or four now, at least!) as he ties...
  • Emerald Cities 'Goals' (CCX connections -- Beck is discussing)

    04/29/2010 7:33:32 AM PDT · by combat_boots · 92 replies · 3,106+ views
    Emerald Cities Web site ^ | Various | Various
    Emerald Goals Green Our Cities Our goal is to achieve significant reductions in the carbon footprint and energy consumption and increased energy savings and efficiencies. To this end, we encourage cities to: Substantially increase the energy efficiency of citywide building stock over ten years while prioritizing poor communities. Buildings are the largest national source of energy consumption, costing $400 billion annually in energy bills and comprising 80 percent of local carbon emissions in some cities. Yet, efficiency gains between 30 and 50 percent are possible using existing, cost-effective technology. Reducing energy consumption requires a comprehensive retrofit of building stock. The...
  • Good News!! Cow Flatulence May Reduce Greenhouse Gasses

    04/12/2010 7:15:27 AM PDT · by Shellybenoit · 9 replies · 311+ views
    The Lid/Various ^ | 4/12/2010 | The Lid
    Here's hoping this puts and end to this entire smelly mess. For the second during the past few week, cow farts have been absolved of causing global warming. This reports says that bovine toots may actually reduce greenhouse gasses. Two weeks ago air quality expert Dr Frank Mitloehner said the IPCC report linking livestock to global warming is very exaggerated. This made cows ecstatic, as they no longer have to walk around with silly pink tanks on their backs to collect their farts for science.
  • Global Warming: Cows Not To Blame..Completely

    04/08/2010 8:51:29 PM PDT · by jentilla · 5 replies · 228+ views
    Bovine gas may not be so bad after all; at least not when it comes to global warming. Cows have been getting a bad rap for a while now, and its about time someone came to their aid. Environmentalists have been teaming up with vegans for years telling us that eating meat was a double whammy; not only was it bad to consume meat it was bad for the environment to raise cattle because of cow flatulence. A new study says that cows may actually cut down on nitrous oxide; forget about that methane problem.
  • Fire Up The Barbie!!! The IPCC is Wrong About Cow Flatulence and Global Warming

    03/23/2010 8:42:29 PM PDT · by Shellybenoit · 12 replies · 298+ views
    The Lid/Various ^ | 3/23/10 | The Lid
    Good News for the meat and potato people (like me) we can eat steak again. Co are ecstatic also, as they no longer have to walk around with a tank on their backs to collect their farts. According to air quality expert Dr Frank Mitloehner, the IPCC report linking livestock to global warming is very exaggerated. The link between global warming and cattle farming propagated by the UN's report on "Livestock's Long Shadow" was largely inaccurate, explains Mitloehner. In a presentation before the 239th national meeting of the American Chemical Society, Dr. Frank Mitloehner of the University of California said...
  • Cows licking house cause $100 damage

    12/07/2009 12:47:04 PM PST · by SmithL · 38 replies · 1,356+ views
    ROGERSVILLE, Tenn. - A Hawkins County man is asking police to help stop cows from damaging his residence.
  • Why Do UFOs Have A Grudge Against Cows?

    12/04/2009 6:15:36 PM PST · by JoeProBono · 64 replies · 4,337+ views
    thesop ^ | December 4th, 2009
    "A creepy string of calf mutilations in southern Colorado has a rancher and law enforcement investigators mystified. Four calves have been found dead in a pasture just north of the New Mexico state line in recent weeks. The dead calves had their skins peeled back and organs cleared from the rib cage. One calf had its tongue removed. But rancher Manuel Sanchez has found no signs of human attackers, such as footprints or ATV tracks. And there are no signs of an animal attack by a coyote or mountain lion . Usually predators leave pools or blood or drag marks...