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Old 01-26-2012, 09:26 AM
 
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Bravo for you, sometimes I wish I could not eat meat..If it didn't taste so damn good and someone could promise me I wouldn't become one of the annoying self-righteous vegetarians I might consider it.

Rivers of blood however might have me reconsidering..Has anyone verified this is actually blood?
If it makes you feel any better, my mother was never able to get me to eat meat (except fish sticks and chicken nuggets - what kid doesn't like that? lol), so it was a fairly easy transition for me compared to other people who actually enjoy meat.

I also find most vegetarians to be pretentious so I totally get that too. It's a large reason I rarely, if ever, call myself a vegetarian. I simply say "no thank you," or "thanks, but I don't like ham/beef/etc" (because even if I were to eat meat, I really don't like those things - I do, however, love some seafood) or, if I'm trying to make a point, I may on a rare occasion say "I don't eat meat" (but that's a rarity that I even say that). So I can promise you that you won't become an annoying self-righteous vegetarian, because you're already aware of how annoying they are
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Old 01-26-2012, 10:26 AM
 
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Then what in the hell is it???.... "Blood in the River"?
"Blood in the creek" might be more accurate. A river has tributaries that empty into it; a creek (I think) does not.

It also isn't pure blood, being mixed with the stream of a pre-existing tributary.

How's that?
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Old 01-26-2012, 10:31 AM
 
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THAT is how the market works... Word gets out about this or that, and before you know it, a company that is cheating its customers or doing other unethical things loses customers/business and can't do the bad things it was doing before... And, it becomes an example for others not to follow.
Like Goldman Sachs! Or, Fannie Mae/Freddie Mac! Or, Bank of America! Or, Home Depot!

Yeah, that's an interesting theory, but if you know anything about the stock market, you already know that even the people who buy pieces of these companies usually don't behave rationally. These are people hoping to increase their wealth or financial security, and are issued detailed reports, but they still buy irrationally. You cannot expect the general public to behave rationally on the basis of rumors.
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Old 01-26-2012, 10:44 AM
 
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Like Goldman Sachs! Or, Fannie Mae/Freddie Mac! Or, Bank of America! Or, Home Depot!

Yeah, that's an interesting theory, but if you know anything about the stock market, you already know that even the people who buy pieces of these companies usually don't behave rationally. These are people hoping to increase their wealth or financial security, and are issued detailed reports, but they still buy irrationally. You cannot expect the general public to behave rationally on the basis of rumors.
Who said anything about rumors?
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Old 01-26-2012, 10:58 AM
 
Location: Dallas, TX
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Like Goldman Sachs! Or, Fannie Mae/Freddie Mac! Or, Bank of America! Or, Home Depot!

Yeah, that's an interesting theory, but if you know anything about the stock market, you already know that even the people who buy pieces of these companies usually don't behave rationally. These are people hoping to increase their wealth or financial security, and are issued detailed reports, but they still buy irrationally. You cannot expect the general public to behave rationally on the basis of rumors.
I'm not getting into a Wall St-bashing session here... I've offered my opinions already.
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Old 01-26-2012, 11:00 AM
 
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Apparently, channel 8 is going to run a story about this problem today or tonight.
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Old 01-26-2012, 11:01 AM
 
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Who said anything about rumors?
That's all that any of this is, until it is thoroughly investigated and formally recorded in a detailed, official report.
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Old 01-26-2012, 11:03 AM
 
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Apparently, channel 8 is going to run a story about this problem today or tonight.
Good to know. I actually first saw the story reported via a Web forum called Slashdot ("News for Nerds"). It's been reported through many media outlets, and NBC's segment was already linked in this thread, I think.
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Old 01-26-2012, 11:15 AM
 
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Good to know. I actually first saw the story reported via a Web forum called Slashdot ("News for Nerds"). It's been reported through many media outlets, and NBC's segment was already linked in this thread, I think.
I get all that I was hoping to see new info., the piece just ran. Not much new information.

1. Columbia Packing seems to be to company name.
2. The red stuff appears likely to be hog blood but there is no confirmation.
3. City attorneys and the DA's office are all over this.
4. Apparently the USDA has investigators on sight as well.
5. It may be that a pipe way laid underground in effort to hide the effluent - if so someone needs a stay in jail for years card.
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Old 01-26-2012, 12:46 PM
 
Location: Junius Heights
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I get all that I was hoping to see new info., the piece just ran. Not much new information.

1. Columbia Packing seems to be to company name.
2. The red stuff appears likely to be hog blood but there is no confirmation.
3. City attorneys and the DA's office are all over this.
4. Apparently the USDA has investigators on sight as well.
5. It may be that a pipe way laid underground in effort to hide the effluent - if so someone needs a stay in jail for years card.
Seems about right. This is certainly a big attention getting story, and we as individuals may be able to put it together. A: only thing in that area that should create that colour is hogs blood, B: Slaughterhouse has illegal pipe running to spot where red began. C: (according to Dallas Observer) their water usage and sewage usage does not seem to match what would be needed without some dumping = They are illegally dumping hog blood. It is one thing for us to think that or say that. It is quite another for the city or news to say it. We are only a few days in. Sooner or later the city or USDA will have enough evidence to confirm (or possibly but less likely deny) this, or a news agency will dig up enough to expose it. Till then this is really all they can say, frustrating though it is.
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