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Friday, January 26, 2007

Mom pigs confined for 4 months + with piglets

Imagine doing this to your Dog. Imagine your dog waking up in this cage, never being let out to run, never being able to move, shitting and pissing all over itself, sleeping on a concrete floor, legs wedged through metal bars, being fed antibiotics by the gallon to keep it from rotting on its feet, going slowly and steadily crazy, being artificially inseminated over and over again so it can bear litter after litter of children doomed to the same or worse fate. Who could think this up?? Dante in the inferno? Bosch in his depictions of medieval hell?

This is NORMAL practice in the machine pork industry. This is big business. Sows treated like this breed 87 million pigs a year for Human consumption in the US alone. The people who run these operations (the biggest is quaintly named a "Farm" and sells its pork under several 10s of sub-brands to defer attention from its true identity) are expanding their minions of horrifying cruelty overseas...into Eastern Europe and Asia. You can buy stock in these proud, enterprising, efficient American corporations. Their CEOs live in multi-million dollar penthouses and mansions in places like Manhattan and fly around the globe spreading their evil surrounded by "flexible-morality" Investment Bankers in $35 million executive jets.

If you did this to your dog or bird, you WOULD be put in jail. Pigs are no less intelligent, and no less related to humans and other higher mammals.

THIS IS SICK AND DISGUSTING. The people who think up, condone, and profit from this kind of cruelty are the lowest form of human scum. They give my species a bad name. They are the DEVIL if there is one and they create HELL realms right here under our noses on planet Earth.

Tuesday, January 23, 2007

Spurt, Not Surge

Injecting another 20,000 soldiers into Iraq is not a surge, its a flaccid SPURT. Expect nothing but more ineffective military spending.

Hawk Strategy: Engineer Confrontation with Iran

Per this quote from the API wires this morning:

“”The Middle East isn’t a region to be dominated by Iran. The Gulf isn’t a body of water to be controlled by Iran. That’s why we’ve seen the United States station two carrier battle groups in the region,” Burns said in an address to the Dubai-based Gulf Research Center, an influential think-tank.”

Call me crazy, but this seems not presciently offensive, but planned to draw enemy fire (terrorist or state of Iran) thereby giving America’s war-machine a new excuse to assert itself in the middle-east.

Given that the current Administration has 2 years left to implement a means for insuring the resilience of their real agenda (control of middle east oil fields [thwarting china] and pricing [$2.50 a gallon at the pump is not high enough]) through the upcoming Democratic resurgence, I think military confrontation with Iran is being “engineered & implemented.”