Keyword: pigs

Brevity: Headers | « Text »
  • 2,000 House staffers make six figures (Sharp increase under democrat rule)

    03/26/2010 10:08:17 AM PDT · by blasater1960 · 20 replies · 554+ views
    Politico ^ | 3-26-10 | Erika Lovely
    ...while these top earners are a small percentage of the overall congressional work force, their numbers are growing at a rapid rate under the Democratic Congress. The number of staffers earning within the upper 3 percent of House salaries — currently $163,358 or more — has increased by nearly 39 percent in the past four years....
  • Now The Truth On Greece Comes Out

    03/18/2010 5:44:35 AM PDT · by combat_boots · 11 replies · 535+ views
    Market-Ticker ^ | 18 March 2010 | Karl Denninger
    And surprise-surprise, it has nothing to do with the Euro - it is, once again, to bail out bad speculative bets made by banks: "If the country is not stabilised, the next problem will be the banks," Ackermann in a speech to an academic audience on Wednesday, adding that German banks had "billions in the fire." So once again we have banksters literally putting a gun to government heads and threatening them. When does this stop? It's not like Deutsche Bank (and the rest) didn't know Greece was cooking their books and holding debt off balance sheet! They sold them...
  • Man with learning difficulties bullied for TEN years collapses after confronting yobs in his garden

    03/11/2010 12:40:54 PM PST · by Niuhuru · 52 replies · 1,350+ views
    Daily Mail ^ | Last updated at 6:06 PM on 11th March 2010 | Daily Mail Reporter
    A man with learning difficulties was 'tormented to death' after being bullied by yobs for more than a decade, neighbours claimed today. David Askew, 64, dropped dead after he tackled thugs who broke down his gate and invaded his garden. Neighbours said Mr Askew had been targeted before he was found dead at his home in Hattersley, Greater Manchester, last night. One neighbour said he had been 'tormented to death - like bear baiting'. Residents criticised police and officials for not supporting Mr Askew and his brother Brian and mother Rose, who was wheelchair-bound. Officers were called to the address...
  • Trade war breaks out as Merkel admits euro 'is in a difficult situation' (Popcorn moments)

    02/26/2010 6:48:14 AM PST · by C19fan · 25 replies · 697+ views
    Daily Mail ^ | February 26, 2010 | Staff
    Greek consumer group has called for a boycott of German goods as a festering row between the two countries over the euro grows. Greece's Consumer Institute demanded Germany admit 'we are no crooks' after a German magazine blasted the country as 'cheats'. The new trade war came as Angela Merkel admitted the euro is in 'a difficult situation' for the first time. She spoke as German magazine Focus ran a cover image of the armless Venus de Milo somehow raising her middle finger under the headline 'Cheats in the euro family' to suggest that Greece deliberately misled EU peers to...
  • Simon Johnson: Goldman Is About To Be Blacklisted And Possibly Banned In Europe

    Simon Johnson: Goldman Is About To Be Blacklisted And Possibly Banned In Europe Joe Weisenthal Feb. 15, 2010, 6:45 AM MIT professor Simon Johnson raises some provocative scenarios in regards to Goldman's participation in Greece's scheme to obfuscate its debt levels. In particular, he expects a full audit of the company, and perhaps some kind of ban: If the Federal Reserve were an effective supervisor, it would have the political will sufficient to determine that Goldman Sachs has not been acting in accordance with its banking license. But any meaningful action from this direction seems unlikely. Instead, Goldman will probably...
  • P.I.G.S (Portugal, Ireland, Greece, Spain) could bring Euroland to its knees

    02/11/2010 11:23:15 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 26 replies · 1,357+ views
    The Telegraph ^ | 02/11/2010 | Edmund Conway
    Pigs are dispensable; or, at least, so says the Ministry of Defence, which yesterday owned up to detonating more than 100 of the poor sow-and-sows in its bid to improve the lot of soldiers blasted by roadside bombs in Iraq and Afghanistan. It is enlightened attitude that cannot be said to be shared by our European neighbours, who were last night on the brink of endorsing the biggest pig-rescue mission in history. Of course, in this case, the PIGS in question are not animals but countries – or, to be more precise, Portugal, Italy, Greece and Spain. In crisis talks...
  • Goldman Caught Using European Loophole To Help Massively Understate Greek Deficit

    02/09/2010 8:10:19 AM PST · by FromLori · 51 replies · 979+ views
    The Business Insider ^ | 2/9/10 | Vincent Fernando
    This looks pretty bad for both Goldman and Greece, as if things could look worse. According to a scathing piece in Der Spiegel, European statisticians in Luxembourg have had a very difficult time getting proper Greek economic and financial data for years. Worse yet, Goldman Sachs appears to have been helping Greece take advantage of a European regulatory loophole in order to understate its deficits: Der Spiegel:
  • Dow Surges Tripe Digits As Greek Market Explodes Higher

    02/09/2010 6:57:13 AM PST · by blam · 14 replies · 1,086+ views
    The Business Insider ^ | Joe Weisenthal
    Dow Surges Tripe Digits As Greek Market Explodes Higher Joe Weisenthal Feb. 9, 2010, 9:41 AM Last week we joked that the Shanghai Index was the index to watch. Actually, what you should be watching is the Athens Index. The Dow is up triple digits on the open, because Athens just did a huge move. Why? There's no actual news, just a major sentiment swing and a belief that some kind of bailout must be at hand
  • Agenda (Implosion of Europe)

    02/06/2010 6:52:40 AM PST · by Tom D. · 20 replies · 1,389+ views
    Stratfor via YouTube ^ | February 5, 2010 | Peter Zeihan
    The European Commission has placed Greece's economic policies under an unprecedented level of oversight within the eurozone. Analyst Peter Zeihan discusses the implications and mounting pressures for France and Belgium. Click link to play video.
  • Euro zone debt woes to add urgency to Arctic G7

    02/06/2010 3:35:23 AM PST · by Cheap_Hessian · 1 replies · 327+ views
    Reuters ^ | February 5, 2010 | Louise Egan
    IQALUIT, Canada (Reuters) - Europe's deepening debt crisis leapt to the top of the agenda of a meeting of G7 finance leaders in the Canadian Arctic on Friday amid fears that Greece's fiscal sickness was already infecting its peers. Canadian Finance Minister Jim Flaherty, host of the top-level meeting, said officials from the seven rich industrialized countries had already started talking about Europe's problems, and there was particular concern about the situation in Greece. "I think we have to be very mindful of the potential failure of domestic economies and of the persistence of some toxic assets in some banks,"...
  • Prepare For Black Wednesday All Over Again As Europe Looks Like 1992

    02/05/2010 2:37:26 PM PST · by blam · 16 replies · 925+ views
    The Business Insider ^ | 2-5-2010 | Gregory White
    Prepare For Black Wednesday All Over Again As Europe Looks Like 1992 Gregory White Feb. 5, 2010, 4:28 PM This past week has seen Europe swing from one crisis to the next as attention shifted from a flailing Greek government to Portugal's bout with debt. At the center of this storm is the European Central Bank which has to make key decisions about how it deals with its Euro member states and whether it is willing to bail them out. Europe has not been faced with such a crisis since Black Wednesday, when the exchange rate mechanism which held together...
  • Pigs' school visit a likely senior prank

    01/16/2010 4:08:33 PM PST · by JoeProBono · 23 replies · 800+ views
    upi ^ | Jan. 16
    HIGHLAND PARK, Texas, Jan. 16 (UPI) -- The release of three pot-bellied pigs in the hallways of a high school in Highland Park, Texas, was likely a senior prank, officials say. School district officials said Friday's episode at Highland Park High School ended with rumors of one of the released swine being fatally injured during his school visit, serving as a reminder of the possible fallout from student pranks, The Dallas Morning News reported Saturday. University Park Animal Control confirmed all three pigs were all alive and well after being captured. Dallas County Animal Control was holding the pigs, two...
  • Who's That Sexy Swine?

    11/08/2009 7:33:10 AM PST · by JoeProBono · 20 replies · 846+ views
    sciencemag ^ | 6 November 2009 | Virginia Morel
    Miss Piggy, the famed porcine muppet, knew a thing or two about mirrors. In fact, she was seldom without one. She may have been vain, but she was also one smart pig, given that researchers regard the ability to use a mirror as evidence of complex cognition. Now, it turns out, Miss Piggy isn't the only clever porker. Real pigs also understand the value of their reflection, according to new research, putting them in an elite group of animals. A team of animal welfare scientists at the University of Cambridge in the United Kingdom placed eight domesticated pigs (Sus scrofa),...
  • Commercial pigs in Ind. test positive for H1N1

    11/05/2009 9:51:18 AM PST · by mlizzy · 12 replies · 367+ views
    Google ^ | 10-05-09 | Henry C. Jackson
    WASHINGTON — The U.S. Department of Agriculture said Wednesday that pigs in a commercial herd in Indiana have tested positive for swine flu, making it the first time the virus has been found in such hogs. The USDA said it discovered four tissue samples that tested positive for the virus using its swine surveillance program. The sample was collected in late October, and the USDA said the pigs as well as the people caring for the animals have recovered. Last month, tests confirmed that several show pigs at the Minnesota State Fair contracted swine flu, also known as the H1N1...
  • Pigs not welcome at the Capitol

    11/05/2009 9:15:04 AM PST · by rightwingintelligentsia · 21 replies · 543+ views
    The Hill ^ | November 3, 2009 | Jordy Yager
    U.S. Capitol Police have rejected PETA’s plan to bring live pigs to the Capitol because of swine flu fears. In an Oct. 23 letter to the animal-rights group obtained by The Hill, Capitol Police cited a recommendation from the D.C. Health Department and said it was rejecting PETA’s request “due to significant health concerns about the possible spread of the H1N1 virus.” The letter also cited “nuisance concerns” with the plan by People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA) to bring a group of pigs and gallons of swine urine and tons of manure to Capitol Hill.
  • Charles Manson follower Susan Atkins dies

    09/25/2009 4:56:55 AM PDT · by ETL · 47 replies · 2,367+ views
    ABC News ^ | September 25, 2009 | LINDA DEUTSCH AP Special Correspondent
    LOS ANGELES (AP) - Susan Atkins, a follower of cult leader Charles Manson whose remorseless witness stand confession to killing pregnant actress Sharon Tate in 1969 shocked the world, has died. She was 61 and had been suffering from brain cancer..." Debra Tate, the slain actress's younger sister, told the parole commissioners Sept. 2 that she "will pray for (Atkins') soul when she draws her last breath, but until then I think she should remain in this controlled situation." Debra Tate noted that she would have a 40-year-old nephew if her sister had lived..." Atkins married twice while in prison....
  • Belatedly, Egypt Spots Flaws in Wiping Out Pigs

    09/20/2009 1:30:27 AM PDT · by snowsislander · 20 replies · 1,338+ views
    The New York Times ^ | September 19, 2009 | MICHAEL SLACKMAN
    CAIRO — It is unlikely anyone has ever come to this city and commented on how clean the streets are. But this litter-strewn metropolis is now wrestling with a garbage problem so severe it has managed to incite its weary residents and command the attention of the president. “The problem is clear in the streets,” said Haitham Kamal, a spokesman for the Ministry of State for Environmental Affairs. “There is a strict and intensive effort now from the state to address this issue.” But the crisis should not have come as a surprise. When the government killed all the...
  • the old man who drove pigs

    07/22/2009 7:42:42 PM PDT · by franksolich · 6 replies · 1,149+ views
    conservativecave ^ | July 22, 2009 | franksolich
    Today's discussion about the virtues of electric stoves when compared with the perils of natural gas stoves brought to mind a personage of my early childhood. I only vaguely remember him, having met him when I was an infant, and he having died when I was seven years old, although there exists two old photographs of the gentleman and myself, myself admiring the pigs in the bed of his pick-up truck. This was in a small town alongside the Platte River of Nebraska, a county famously rich in agriculture and teeming with transport, the most important highway in America, and...
  • In New Theory, Swine Flu Started in Asia, Not Mexico

    06/24/2009 10:12:46 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 4 replies · 492+ views
    The New York Times ^ | June 23, 2009 | Donald G. McNeil, Jr.
    Contrary to the popular assumption that the new swine flu pandemic arose on factory farms in Mexico, federal agriculture officials now believe that it most likely emerged in pigs in Asia, but then traveled to North America in a human. But they emphasized that there was no way to prove their theory and only sketchy data underpinning it. There is no evidence that this new virus, which combines Eurasian and North American genes, has ever circulated in North American pigs, while there is tantalizing evidence that a closely related “sister virus” has circulated in Asia. American breeding pigs, possibly carrying...
  • Kids attend prom from 'sexual hell' (At City Hall!)

    06/14/2009 10:55:56 AM PDT · by AAABEST · 46 replies · 2,657+ views
    World Net Daily ^ | June 12, 2009 | Chelsea Schilling
    Family advocates are outraged by a prom held at Boston City Hall that was open to children apparently as young as 12 featuring crossdressers, homosexual heavy petting, suspected drug use and a leather-clad doorman who teaches sexual bondage classes. Children from middle schools and high schools across Massachusetts on May 9 attended a Youth Pride Day event ending with a prom inside of Boston City Hall sponsored by the Boston Alliance of Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual, Transgender Youth, or BAGLY, a group seated on the Massachusetts Commission for GLBT Youth. Boston Mayor Thomas Menino issued a proclamation welcoming homosexual and...