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  • How General Pershing dealt with Islamic Terrorists

    10/07/2001 7:14:26 PM PDT · by GuillermoX · 33 replies · 4,072+ views
    Various ^ | 10-7-01 | Vendyl Jones
    THE WISDOM OF KNOWING YOUR ENEMY  "In the years preceding World War I, General Pershing was commander of the American forces in the Philippines.  The small Moslem community on the island nation began to wreak havoc against the Philippine government and American forces.  The American troops captured a large group of these terrorists.  During the interrogation by the Military Court, the fanatics were heard to repeatedly shout, 'Allah Achbar!  Allah Achbar! Jihad!  The Philippines are the lands of Islam!'    "Pershing ordered the Amalekites executed one by one in the presence of the whole group. (The author is referring to ...
  • The Hog Puts The Hurt On ISIS.

    01/16/2015 10:00:25 AM PST · by ThinkingBuddha · 67 replies
    http://www.iraqinews.com ^ | 01/15/2014 | Abdelhak Mamoun
    On Thursday, a local source in Nineveh province said, that the ‘Wild Boar’ aircraft which belongs to the U.S. Air Force has carried out four air strikes that killed and wounded dozens of ISIS elements, adding that the aircraft sparked panic in the ranks of ISIS. The source said in an interview for IraqiNews.com, “The U.S. aircraft A-10 Warthog (Wild Boar) carried out, at dawn today, four air strikes on gatherings of ISIS elements in the village of Sultan Abdullah in Makhmour district, southeast Mosul,” adding that, “The raids resulted in the death and injury of dozens of ISIS elements.”...
  • Here, piggy piggy: U.S. turns to military gear in hunt for feral swine

    05/23/2014 10:28:09 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 23 replies
    Reuters ^ | Fri May 23, 2014 12:15pm EDT | P.J. Huffstutter
    The U.S. Agriculture Department is known for its army of statisticians packing yardsticks and calculators to measure wheat and count soybeans. But the agency needs more firepower for another kind of rural reckoning and is gearing up with thermal imaging weapons. In its crosshairs are aggressive feral hogs that can weigh more than 400 lbs (180 kg) and have been known to carry off newborn calves. They cause about $1.5 billion of damage every year to farm communities and fields, say department officials, and now there are worries they may help spread a deadly pig virus. So the USDA wants...
  • Senate Conservatives Fund Endorses Joni Ernst

    04/25/2014 6:03:15 AM PDT · by cotton1706 · 4 replies
    weeklystandard.com ^ | 4/25/14 | John Mccormack
    Matt Hoskins, the executive director of the Senate Conservatives Fund, announces in an email this morning that SCF is endorseing Joni Ernst in her race for Iowa's open U.S. Senate seat: Joni Ernst is a state senator and a Lt. Colonel in the Iowa Army National Guard. She's also a wife, a mom to three daughters, and a grandmother to six grandchildren. As a state senator, Joni Ernst has worked to limit government and promote economic growth. She helped pass the largest tax cut in the history of the state, which will return more than $4.4 billion in property tax...
  • Flu-like hog virus sweeping Indiana, U.S.

    03/28/2014 1:26:21 PM PDT · by Red Badger · 19 replies
    www.cbsnews.com ^ | March 24, 2014, 8:23 AM | Staff
    LOGANSPORT, Ind. - A fast-moving virus that has infected hogs across half of the nation since it was first detected in the U.S. less than a year ago has become rampant in Indiana, agriculture officials say. Porcine epidemic diarrhea virus, or PED, has infected farms in 43 of Indiana's 92 counties, according to March 14 data from the Indiana State Board of Animal Health. Twenty-six other states have reported cases of the virus as of March 12, the National Animal Health Laboratory Network indicates. While the flu-like sickness doesn't affect people and is not a food safety concern, it can...
  • This GOP Candidate's Ad About Castrating Hogs May Have the Best Opening Line in Campaign History

    03/27/2014 11:03:45 AM PDT · by EveningStar · 33 replies
    Independent Journal Review ^ | March 25, 2014 | Emily Hulsey
    Iowa GOP Senate candidate Joni Ernst won't mess around when it comes to cutting wasteful pork spending in Washington - and she has the experience to prove it.
  • China cloning on an 'industrial scale'

    01/14/2014 7:27:56 AM PST · by Theoria · 14 replies
    BBC ^ | 13 Jan 2014 | David Shukman
    You hear the squeals of the pigs long before reaching a set of long buildings set in rolling hills in southern China. Feeding time produces a frenzy as the animals strain against the railings around their pens. But this is no ordinary farm. Run by a fast-growing company called BGI, this facility has become the world's largest centre for the cloning of pigs. The technology involved is not particularly novel - but what is new is the application of mass production. The first shed contains 90 animals in two long rows. They look perfectly normal, as one would expect, but...
  • Night vision scope "generations" ???

    12/13/2013 7:12:21 AM PST · by varmintman · 14 replies
    Could anybody here explain the thing about generations of night vision scopes for me, and why is anybody still producing a gen-1 scope? I've moved into an area in which hog hunting is plausible and any info would be appreciated.
  • Genetic study proves Israel's wild boars originated in Europe

    11/10/2013 7:44:11 PM PST · by SunkenCiv · 36 replies
    PhysOrg ^ | Nov 04, 2013 | Tel Aviv University
    Wild boars look more or less the same in Israel as they do anywhere else: stalky and hairy with big heads, long snouts, and beady eyes. So scientists had no reason to suspect Israeli wild boars were any different than their brothers and sisters roaming the Middle East, from Egypt to Iran... unlike the Near Eastern wild boars in surrounding countries, Israel's wild boars originated in Europe. After a genetic and archaeological analysis, the researchers suggest the wild boars living in Israel are descendants of domesticated pigs brought to Israel starting almost 3,000 years ago by the Philistines and other...
  • Wild hogs roam streets, scare people near Atlanta

    09/26/2013 6:18:27 AM PDT · by from occupied ga · 51 replies
    wsbradio ^ | 9/24/13 | jeff martin
    Police have enlisted the help of a trapper to round up a group of feral hogsscaring residents of a subdivision in suburban Atlanta. Some parents fear sending their children to a school bus stop in the Lithonia area, where up to four of the hogs are roaming the streets and eating trash in front yards. Authorities hope the hogs can be trapped in cages by Wednesday morning, DeKalb County police spokeswoman Mekka Parish said. "They're causing quite a stir to say the least," Parish said shortly before noon Tuesday, as she headed out to the neighborhood, about 17 miles east...
  • FINEST Drudge Headline EVER!! II [a thread that can be posted upon]

    09/11/2013 10:29:09 AM PDT · by Servant of the Cross · 41 replies
    Drudge (with apologies) ^ | 9/11/2013 | Matt Drudge
                                                                             BIKERS                                                                              VS.                                      MUSLIMS
  • FINEST Drudge Headline EVER!!

    09/11/2013 10:00:49 AM PDT · by MeshugeMikey
    drudgereport.com ^ | September 11, 2013 | Matt Drudge
    A 7 minute short (but powerful) movie that ends with a question many of you may have asked yourself sometimes.
  • Traffic cams in the DC area

    09/11/2013 7:17:37 AM PDT · by knarf · 70 replies
    self ^ | September 11, 2013 .. never forget | knarf
    A terrific list of cams, but we whom know nothing need guidance for possible cams to watch
  • LIVE HERE THEY COME: Video of 2 Million Bikers group on their way to DC

    09/10/2013 2:44:12 PM PDT · by smoothsailing · 1,085 replies
    September 10, 2013 HERE THEY COME: Video of 2 Million Bikers group on their way to DC Right Scoop I’m not sure exactly where this is at but clearly DC is in for some fun. And I love how the trooper salutes them with his horns and siren as they ride by. Watch: VIDEO(I'm pretty sure that's a Virginia State Trooper flashing his lights and siren so this is either I-95 or I-64, I guess)
  • 70-Year-Old Oregon Farmer Eaten By His Hogs

    10/01/2012 6:47:31 PM PDT · by zeestephen · 145 replies
    NBCNEWS.com ^ | 01 October 2012 | Isolde Raftery
    On Wednesday morning, Terry V. Garner, a 70-year-old Oregon farmer, went to feed his animals. Several hours later, when he hadn’t returned, a family member went to look for him and found, on the ground of the hog enclosure, his dentures.
  • Authorities believe Oregon farmer eaten by his hogs.

    10/02/2012 5:05:08 AM PDT · by carriage_hill · 71 replies
    AP ^ | Published October 02, 2012 | AP
    Oregon authorities are investigating how a farmer was eaten by his hogs. Terry Vance Garner, 69, never returned after he set out to feed his animals last Wednesday on his farm near the Oregon coast, the Coos County district attorney said Monday. A family member found Garner's dentures and pieces of his body in the hog enclosure several hours later, but most of his remains had been consumed, District Attorney Paul Frasier said. Several of the hogs weighed 700 pounds or more.
  • “Moderate” Palestinian Leader Accuses Jews of Training Wild Boars to Uproot Trees

    08/15/2012 5:00:21 AM PDT · by servo1969 · 53 replies
    Gateway Pundit ^ | 8-14-2012 | Jim Hoft
    “Moderate” Palestinian Leader Mahmoud Abbas accused Jews living in Judea and Samaria of training wild boars to uproot Arabs’ trees. And, he leads the “moderate” Palestinian faction!Arutz Sheva reported, via Religion of Peace: Palestinian Authority chairman Mahmoud Abbas has accused Jews living in Judea and Samaria of training wild boars to uproot Arabs’ trees. The fantastic claim is included in a quote from Abbas that appears in an official presentation on PA incitement presented Sunday to the Israeli cabinet.Abbas made the claim in a speech in Ramallah on the eve of his appearance at the United Nations in September,...
  • Woman mistaken for hog, shot by boyfriend in hunting accident

    04/23/2012 12:07:51 PM PDT · by BO Stinkss · 68 replies
    http://www.wokv.com/ ^ | April 23, 2012 | WOKV News Team
    A woman is shot in both of her legs by her boyfriend in a bizarre hunting accident. Police say he was trying to shoot a hog. 52 year-old Lisa Simmons of Brandon was shot Saturday night in western Flagler County. She's in serious condition at Halifax Medical Center after undergoing surgery. Police say 52 year-old Steve Egan thought he was shooting at a hog outside the couple's tent. Police say Egan thought he hit the animal but was unable to locate it when he left the tent. When he heard a noise in the woods, Egan shot at what he...
  • Man Accidentally Shoots Girlfriend in Legs While Hunting (Thought She Was a Hog)

    04/23/2012 10:33:21 AM PDT · by nickcarraway · 44 replies
    WFTV ^ | Monday, April 23, 2012
    A 52-year-old Flagler County woman is recovering after her boyfriend accidentally shot her in the legs during a hog-hunting trip, according to officials. The couple was on a hunting trip at the Cowart Hunt Camp. Flagler County Sheriff's deputies say 52-year-old Steven Egan was inside a tent on Saturday night when he said he heard a noise in the woods, thought it was the hog and fired in that direction. Instead, it was his girlfriend Lisa Simmons. Deputies said Simmons was struck with a .30-caliber bullet in both legs and was taken to Halifax Health Medical Center in serious condition....
  • Piggies

    04/17/2012 12:10:49 PM PDT · by Avoiding_Sulla · 34 replies
    Velociworld ^ | April 16, 2012 | Velociman
    According to this news source, Michigan Department of Natural Resources agents are forcing farmers to shoot their piglets due to a new ruling labeling the pigs an invasive species. Found it on Drudge, but I can't vouch for NaturalNews. Never heard of them. Of course, I'd never heard of Barack Obama until 2007, either. Farmer forced to shoot his own baby piglets in cold blood, screams the headline, in Hearstian manner. If true, this reminds me of FDR's Hog Reduction Program of 1933, one of his first "accomplishments." Two billion pounds of pork, mostly piglets and sows, were slaughtered to...
  • DNR to Kill Hogs and Small Family Farm Incomes

    03/29/2012 2:26:15 PM PDT · by stillafreemind · 35 replies
    Yahoo ^ | Sherry Tomfeld
    The ISO to be imposed on April 1 considers all but eight breeds of hogs to be feral. Those eight breeds are used in confinement buildings. That means the DNR can drive onto farms and homesteads that raise other breeds of swine and kill them on the spot.
  • Hotmetal Weekly

    10/11/2011 7:42:20 AM PDT · by Hotmetal · 6 replies
    This will be weekly (when possiable).Let me know if you want on or off ping list.
  • Texas Ag Commisioner Anounces 2nd Annual 'Hog Out Month'

    08/31/2011 10:10:30 AM PDT · by waterhill · 26 replies
    Texas Dept. of Agriculture ^ | 8-30-2011 | Todd Staples
    Press Releases Print Commissioner Todd Staples Texas Department of Agriculture FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: 08-30-2011 CONTACT: Bryan Black Veronica Obregon (512) 463-7664 Commissioner Staples Announces Second-Annual Statewide Hog Out Month County Challenge AUSTIN - Agriculture Commissioner Todd Staples today called upon all 254 Texas counties to participate in Hog Out Month - a statewide challenge to decrease the state's feral hog population. This challenge will coordinate various feral hog removal strategies implemented across the state into one statewide effort. "Wild hogs are finding their way into urban and rural areas destroying yards, golf courses, parks and crops at a cost of...
  • Wild boars invade New York state; kill pets, chase people

    07/31/2011 11:34:20 AM PDT · by LibWhacker · 139 replies
    Reuters ^ | 7/29/11 | Ray Sanchez
    NEW YORK (Reuters) - Wild boar are invading the farms of central New York state, attacking livestock, killing family pets, chasing people and posing "devastating consequences" for the area, federal officials warn. The feral swine are a non-native species suspected of escaping from game farms, and as many as a couple of hundred are roaming the state, said Paul Curtis, a natural resources professor at Cornell University. While an exact picture of the wild boar population in New York State is unclear, a report from the U.S. Department of Agriculture said the swine were successfully breeding in the three counties...
  • Wild hogs plowing up yards in southwest Vero Beach neighborhood ( Florida )

    07/17/2011 8:00:03 PM PDT · by george76 · 31 replies
    TC Palm ^ | July 15, 2011
    INDIAN RIVER COUNTY — Who invited the hogs? That's the question being asked by residents of Timber Ridge community in southwest Vero Beach whose yards have been destroyed by a gang of wild hogs. "I saw about five of them a few nights ago," said Timber Ridge resident Brenda Tucker. "They have torn up the yards of about eight houses. They come looking for food, but destroy everything around them. They are big boars that could hurt pets and little children." ... Ogilvie said Animal Control does not pick up wild animals and they often refer residents to the Florida...
  • Shotgun techniques on Hogs at Night

    04/26/2011 6:36:04 PM PDT · by wendy1946 · 34 replies
    Damndest hunting vid I've ever seen on YouTube so far. These guys are using military style night optics and 308 caliber semiauto rifles and shotgun shooting techniques. Unlike most hunters, they're taking enough hogs to actually make dents in populations and aid farmers.
  • East Texans participate in wild hog tournament for big bucks

    02/26/2011 3:20:21 PM PST · by smokingfrog · 21 replies
    KTRE ^ | 26 Feb 2011 | Donna McCollum
    RATCLIFF, TX (KTRE) - Five minutes before one of five check stations was scheduled to shut down for the first day of the Lone Star Wild Hog Tournament two pickup trucks pulled up. Wild hogs was the cargo. "Do ya'll weigh many of 'em?," said a hunter as he pulled out an extremely large boar hog. Weight in this hog tournament, only matters to the, "side bets going," laughed the hunter. The guesses began. "I said 175 while ago," said a bystander. "I say 160," said a hunter. The boar was lifted on a weight held by a tractor. Everybody...
  • Feral hogs may face aerial attack at Balcones Canyonlands refuge [TX]

    01/25/2011 10:26:29 PM PST · by smokingfrog · 52 replies
    statesman.com ^ | 24 Jan 2011 | Asher Price
    Population control efforts are falling short; officials mull using helicopters. Hoping to combat the destructive impact of feral hogs on the Balcones Canyonlands National Wildlife Refuge northwest of Austin, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service is considering culling the hogs by shooting them from a helicopter. For years the refuge staff has tried to keep hog populations down by trapping them or killing them in one of several late autumn hunts — but to little avail. Rooting aggressively for food and willing to wallow in anything that looks like a comforting depression of mud, the hogs have caused widespread damage...
  • Hogs gone wild: Texas declares war

    10/07/2010 10:22:12 AM PDT · by smokingfrog · 70 replies
    cnews.canoe.ca ^ | 6 Oct 2010 | Ed Stoddard
    October is not be the best month to be a feral hog in the Texas. The state’s Agriculture Commissioner Todd Staples has declared October “Hog Out Month - Get the Hog Outta Texas!” as part of a campaign to eradicate the pests. The campaign aims to get Texans to lock and load and hunt down the animals, which cause widespread damage to farmers and other landowners. “Not only are feral hogs a costly nuisance to agricultural operations and wildlife habitats, but they are increasingly finding their way into urban areas and destroying residents’ yards, public parks and golf courses,” Staples...
  • Robert Kennedy Jr.: ‘Factory Farm’ Crusader Lives High On the Hog

    03/29/2010 2:03:42 PM PDT · by KippLanham · 4 replies · 332+ views
    Pajamas Media ^ | March 29, 2010 | Dennis T. Avery
    What is the environmental movement thinking? Now extending the list of their mistakes is a Robert Kennedy Jr. campaign to dump millions of tons of hog waste into American rivers … while his trial lawyer acquaintances take billions suing the modern confinement farms that produce most of America’s meat and eggs. How does that square with Bobby’s long-term claim to be the nation’s top “riverkeeper”? Read more:
  • Wild hogs plague Florida neighborhood

    02/26/2010 7:44:53 AM PST · by JoeProBono · 64 replies · 1,367+ views
    upi ^ | Feb. 26, 2010
    PLANTATION, Fla.- Officials in a Florida town are refusing to take action against a pack of wild hogs living in an affluent neighborhood, homeowners say. Residents of Plantation Acres, which prides itself on being a "horse community," say the feral animals are ruining their expensive landscaping, the South Florida Sun-Sentinel reports. "They really make a mess," says Nick Perris of the local homeowner's association. "They can eat through a lot of vegetation." One resident hired an animal removal service to relocate the hogs but so far their trapper has been unable to catch any of them. "They've come to my...
  • Great Smoky Mountains National Park battling infestation of hogs

    01/24/2010 6:30:19 PM PST · by NCjim · 82 replies · 2,568+ views
    WRAL ^ | January 24, 2010
    KNOXVILLE, Tenn. — National park biologists are trying to come to grips with a hog infestation in the Great Smoky Mountains National Park. In 2009, the park's hog team removed 620 wild hogs, the third highest since the hog control program started in the late 1950s. Biologists say the hog population spiked last year because of a bountiful mast crop that enabled the sows to produce more than one litter. Park biologist Bill Stiver told the Knoxville News-Sentinel the introduction of wild, semi-domesticated hogs into the park has made hog control even more difficult. "The speculation is that hunters are...
  • Motorcyclist dies in apparent road-rage crash (Darwin Award ?)

    08/11/2009 5:27:57 PM PDT · by Amerigomag · 123 replies · 2,274+ views
    Ventura County Star ^ | 08-10-2009 | Adam Foxman
    A motorcyclist was killed Monday in a collision with a motor home on Highway 101’s Conejo Grade after he slowed rapidly in front of the recreational vehicle in an apparent road-rage incident, authorities said. The motorcyclist, a 57-year-old Ventura man, was killed about 12:22 p.m. on southbound Highway 101 near Camarillo Springs Road when he collided with a roughly 30-foot motor home driven by Michael Antoine, 68, of Thousand Oaks, said Officer Terry Uhrich of the California Highway Patrol’s Moorpark office. The motorcyclist and Antoine were both traveling about 55 mph when the collision occurred in the right lane, authorities...
  • Hogs wild: Loose pigs shut down Ark. interstate....

    06/22/2009 1:41:26 PM PDT · by TaraP · 11 replies · 593+ views
    Yahoo News ^ | June 22nd, 2009
    LITTLE ROCK, Ark. – Hogs on the highway aren't always motorcycles. Arkansas State Police say a tractor-trailer rig hauling pigs overturned early Monday on a major highway and some of the four-legged hogs got loose. The wreck and the roaming porkers closed a stretch of Interstate 430 connecting Little Rock to North Little Rock. State Police spokesman Bill Sadler said morning commuters were detoured around the area as troopers and others tried to corral the escaped hogs. The swine could weigh as much as 800 pounds each. Authorities said the truck was carrying about 90 hogs. Some of them remained...
  • RIDE-IN to the Atlanta Tea Party - Calling all GA BIKERS!

    03/31/2009 7:02:17 PM PDT · by leftyontheright · 9 replies · 881+ views
    North GA Freepers | 3/31/09 | me
    Announcing a bikers "Ride-In" in support of the Media March and Atlanta Tax Day Tea Party Meet at: The Varsity, downtown ATL - April 15 KSU: 4:30 p.m. Short ride through downtown Atlanta to the Capitol in support of the Media March and Atlanta Tax Day Tea Party. The media can only ignore us for so long. Let's rattle some windows at CNN Center, AJC and more...time for our 'voices' to be heard.
  • Hunters going airborne in war against hogs (in Texas. Ashley Judd will be devastated! Buy more ammo)

    02/20/2009 4:54:46 PM PST · by Libloather · 21 replies · 755+ views
    KLTV ^ | 2/20/09 | Bob Hallmark
    Hunters going airborne in war against hogsPosted: Feb 20, 2009 05:43 PM EST By Bob Hallmark - bio - email EAST TEXAS (KLTV) - The proposed bill that would let hunters bag feral hogs from helicopters is good news for ranchers like Bob Griffin. He said he has had massive destruction of his hay and grazing fields by the massive pests. "I think its a good idea its probably a much more efficient way of thinning them out that other ways," said Griffin. "They have to do whatever they can do to get the numbers down." Hunters will have the...
  • RFK Jr.: Hog farms bigger threat than Osama (barf alert)

    02/04/2009 6:18:24 PM PST · by markomalley · 13 replies · 867+ views
    Washington Times ^ | 2/4/2009 | Ralph Z. Hallow
    Robert F. Kennedy Jr. on Wednesday said he thinks hog farmers are a greater threat to Americans than Osama bin Laden. Mr. Kennedy, son of the the slain New York Sen. Robert F. Kennedy, is an environmental law attorney who was testifying before a House Judiciary subcomittee when Rep. Steve King, Iowa Republican, asked him if a quotation attributed to him in 2002 about hog farmers representing a greater threat than the leader of al Qaeda was accurate. "I don't know if that [quotation] is accurate, but I believe it and I support it," said Mr. Kennedy, who has been...
  • Video: RFK says hog producers more dangerous than Osama bin Laden

    02/04/2009 5:00:44 PM PST · by Free ThinkerNY · 25 replies · 824+ views
    hotair.com ^ | Feb. 4, 2009 | Ed Morrissey
    It’s not the first time Robert Kennedy Jr has said it, either. Thankfully, he confirms it in his appearance today in Congress to gripe about hog producers and some admittedly stupid laws restricting criticism of farmers, so we don’t need to do a Lexis raid to corroborate it. Kennedy manages to amp up the hysteria even further when he accuses Rep. Steve King (R-IA) of being a paid stooge of farmers. Er, who does RFK think a Congressman from Iowa would represent, anyway?
  • Ann Coulter on The View 1/12/09 (Video)

    01/12/2009 11:17:39 AM PST · by kristinn · 39 replies · 3,212+ views
    Monday, January 12, 2009 | Kristinn
    Ann Coulter was on The View this morning to promote her new book, Guilty.The video posted to YouTube is almost 9 minutes long and was posted by a detractor of Coulter. The View panel discussed Ann's book before she came on the show. That discussion is not included in the video.As is usual when The View has a conservative guest, the discussion quickly descended into a cacophony of crosstalk as the panelists would not let Ann complete a response to their inquisition.The discussion revolved around Ann's section in the book on single motherhood contributing to disproportionate anti-social behavior by their...
  • Manila reports Ebola virus in pigs

    12/11/2008 7:36:02 PM PST · by null and void · 35 replies · 870+ views
    Financial Times Limited ^ | December 11 2008 20:24 | Roel Landingin
    Philippine officials tucked into servings of lechon, the popular dish of roasted whole pig, in front of television cameras on Thursday to reassure the public of the safety of the national staple meat after the discovery among hogs near Manila of a strain of the Ebola virus. Arthur Yap, agriculture secretary, and Francisco Duque, health secretary, said the Ebola Reston virus, which had never been found in pigs before, presented a low health risk for humans and was different from the deadly African variety. The World Health Organisation was reported to be looking into whether there was any chance humans...
  • Self-defense is, inexplicably, no defense

    10/29/2007 9:38:52 PM PDT · by garyhope · 57 replies · 216+ views
    Chicago Tribune ^ | Oct. 28,2007 | John Kass
    On Sunday, Bob Mette and his son, Mike, 30, will go to the game at Soldier Field to watch the Bears play the Lions. On Monday, Bob will drive Mike to Iowa, to prison. Mike Mette, until recently a Chicago police officer, is scheduled to begin serving a 5-year prison sentence. His crime? According to the judge's ruling, Mike threw one punch at an angry drunk who chased Mike down the street and attacked him verbally, physically, repeatedly. The drunk is fine now, golfing, having attended college in Dubuque. The last time I checked he was adding to his resume...
  • Hog Futures Surge on News Of China Deal

    08/25/2007 8:46:10 PM PDT · by ken21 · 32 replies · 870+ views
    the wall street journal ^ | 08.25.07 | walters, theopolis; thacker, curt
    Chicago Mercantile Exchange lean-hog futures rose on news of a 60-million-pound pork deal made between a major Chinese trading company and Smithfield Foods Inc.
  • Caption John Edwards meeting with hog processing plant employees

    06/21/2007 11:39:55 AM PDT · by redstates4ever · 52 replies · 1,168+ views
    Yahoo! News Photos ^ | 6/21/07 | staff
    "Democratic presidential hopeful and former North Carolina Sen. John Edwards meets with Smithfield Packing Co. workers at his campaign headquarters in Chapel Hill, N.C., Thursday, June 21, 2007. Edwards met with more than a dozen workers from the hog processing plant in Tar Heel, highlighting them as an example of why Congress needs to pass a bill that could help organizers establish unions without an election."
  • Alabama boy shoots 1000 lb, 9 ft. wild boar

    05/28/2007 8:44:04 AM PDT · by Renfield · 91 replies · 22,698+ views
    WBIR.com ^ | 5-25-07 | Unknown
    An Alabama boy has used his revolver on an enormous wild boar, killing the animal and sending the youngster on his way to 15 minutes of fame. Or more.Advertisement Jamison Stone, 11, used a .50 caliber revolver to kill the pig at a commercial hunting preserve in east Alabama about three weeks ago. Stone, his father and two guides tracked the pig, but bagging the swine took about three hours of chasing through hilly woods before a final shot at point blank range brought it down for good. Stone's father, Mike Stone, says the animal weighed more than a thousand...
  • Hogs That Ate Tainted Food To Be Destroyed

    04/26/2007 8:41:37 PM PDT · by blam · 52 replies · 1,153+ views
    Chicago Tribune ^ | 4-26-2007 | Mary Ann Fergus
    Hogs that ate tainted pet food to be destroyed By Mary Ann Fergus Tribune staff reporter Published April 26, 2007, 8:38 PM CDT Federal officials alerted authorities in seven states Thursday that swine fed tainted pet food will not be approved to enter the human food supply. Officials at the U.S. Department of Agriculture and the Food and Drug Administration expect that approximately 6,000 hogs, now under quarantine, will be euthanized even as they announced that the likelihood of illness after eating pork from the animals is very low. The affected hogs are in California, North Carolina, South Carolina, New...
  • U.S. examines if pet food contaminant in human food

    04/24/2007 4:48:56 PM PDT · by mom4kittys · 40 replies · 835+ views
    Yahoo News ^ | 4/24/07 | By Susan Heavey
    WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. health officials are now looking at whether humans may have consumed food containing a chemical linked to a recall of pet foods and livestock feed, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration said on Tuesday. FDA officials said they would inspect imports of six grain products used in foods ranging from bread to baby formula for traces of melamine, a chemical thought to have killed and sickened cats and dogs. The California Agriculture Department said separately it was trying to contact 50 people who bought pork that may have come from pigs fed food containing melamine. The...
  • Feds not charging Matthews in mosque incident (rolled pig's head through the door)

    01/28/2007 5:06:49 AM PST · by atomic conspiracy · 27 replies · 1,274+ views
    Lewiston Sun-Journal ^ | 1-27-07 | staff
    LEWISTON - No federal charges will be lodged against the city man who rolled a pig's head into a local mosque last year. "We're not going forward with our prosecution," Assistant U.S. Attorney General Halsey Frank said Friday. Brent Matthews, 33, said the frozen head slipped from his hands one night last summer and rolled through the open door of the Lisbon Street storefront that serves as a mosque for members of the Somali community. He was later arrested and charged with the misdemeanor of defacement and desecration of a place of worship. The Maine Attorney General's Office was successful...
  • Wild hogs move into Mid-South, Fayette County officer kills 600-pound boar

    12/23/2006 3:55:07 PM PST · by Sybeck1 · 69 replies · 3,943+ views
    The Memphis Commercial Appeal ^ | 12/23/06 | Shirley Downing
    Fayette County officer kills 600-pound boar Fayette County resident John Cocke walked out onto his deck, clapped his hands, and hollered. He first thought a neighbor's hog was on the loose, but he quickly saw the animal ripping into his chicken coop had long tusks, beady eyes and hair that stood up on his back like an angry dog. "He acted aggressive, like if you come out here, I'm going to tear you up." Cocke called for help. Fayette County Animal Control officer Thomas Petrowski felled the wild porker with three blasts from a 12-gauge shotgun. Cocke's nephew carved the...
  • Caption Bush (Born to Be Wild?)(vanity)

    08/17/2006 12:44:27 PM PDT · by itsamelman · 89 replies · 3,062+ views
    MSNBC ^ | vanity
    President Bush, in York, Penn., gets on a motorcycle during a tour of the Harley-Davidson vehicle operations plant. At right is roll test operator Joel Toner.
  • Getting hoggish [Massive wild boars muscling in on area farmers]

    05/28/2006 7:13:34 PM PDT · by Excuse_My_Bellicosity · 92 replies · 2,679+ views
    TimesLeader.com ^ | Sun, May. 28, 2006 | JOHN DAVIDSON
    TUNKHANNOCK — Charles Kalinowski traipsed for decades across his 300-acre farm without much worry. A towering, bearded 60-year-old with massive hands and a weathered face, he never used to carry a gun when he worked the land. Then the wild boars showed up. “We never seen them before, we didn’t know nothing about them,” Kalinowski said last week as he pointed to a field where he first saw the hogs. “I heard people talk stories about them, guys getting their legs ripped off and such, but I never seen anything like them.” These days, Kalinowski keeps a loaded 30-30 rifle...