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Old 12-19-2013, 07:34 AM   #761
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That's a real Jerk right there. Can't say anything else.
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What's that old saying? A good friend will come get you out of jail, but a great friend would be right there in jail with you.
Then there's whatever this was:

http://www.nj.com/hunterdon-county-democrat/index.ssf/2013/12/both_drivers_called_to_pick_up.html
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What's that old saying? A good friend will come get you out of jail, but a great friend would be right there in jail with you.
Then there's whatever this was:

http://www.nj.com/hunterdon-county-democrat/index.ssf/2013/12/both_drivers_called_to_pick_up.html
Or how about "A friend will help you move. A good friend will help you move the bodies."
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Or how about "A friend will help you move. A good friend will help you move the bodies."
And a really good friend will help you remove the bodies with a 5 gal. Bucket of Lye...
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And a really good friend will help you remove the bodies with a 5 gal. Bucket of Lye...
Or a trip to the gator canals. Heck of a lot less mess to deal with.
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Once in awhile my kids would want to run around the ranch when I was driving the truck, but if they got tuckered out I would have them hop in. It started one year when we were picking up trash on the ranch roads and they got tired of jumping in and out of the truck and opted to run alongside instead. They would go for a couple of miles sometimes. Usually in western work boots.

That having been said that guy in the video is a child abuser.

In the workplace, abusive behavior can be brought to the attention of Human Resources by either the offended OR by an observer. Even if the person being abused is afraid to bring it up, a third party can bring it up.

I wonder if there is a realistic way for observers of this kind of behavior to bring this up to an authority who can/will do something about it. Clearly the YouTube video is evidence. The link to it could be sent to a law enforcement agency, or perhaps DHS, along with a complaint/explanation.

One question is whether that evidence would be sufficient alone or just sufficient to start an investigation. The other question is whether the agency would actually pursue it.
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Oh, for heaven's sake..........get a dog!!!!!

http://www.examiner.com/article/60-with-twins-chinese-woman-births-twins-via-ivf-after-feeling-lonely
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OK- you guys have just been too damned serious.

For everybody that needs a grin....

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GVnJLMf2XZ4
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Default Walmart Recalls Donkey Meat In China Because It Contained Fox

One of the stranger food recalls I've seen:

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2014/01/02/walmart-donkey-meat_n_4530628.html

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SHANGHAI (Reuters) - Wal-Mart Stores Inc, the world's largest retailer, has recalled donkey meat sold at some outlets in China after tests showed the product contained the DNA of other animals, the U.S. company said.
Wal-Mart will reimburse customers who bought the tainted "Five Spice" donkey meat and is helping local food and industry agencies in eastern Shandong province investigate its Chinese supplier, it said late on Wednesday in official posts on China's Twitter-like Weibo. The Shandong Food and Drug Administration earlier said the product contained fox meat.
The scandal could dent Wal-Mart's reputation for quality in China's $1 trillion food and grocery market where it plans to open 110 new stores in the next few years. China is the largest grocery market in the world and is set to grow to $1.5 trillion by 2016, according to the Institute of Grocery Distribution.
"This is another hit on Wal-Mart's brand, meaning wealthy shoppers will start to lose the trust they had before," said Shaun Rein, Shanghai-based managing director of China Market Research (CMR) Group. CMR estimates Wal-Mart's market share fell from 7.5 percent to 5.2 percent over the last three years.
Donkey meat is a popular snack in some areas of China, although it only accounts for a tiny fraction of overall meat consumption. In 2011 China slaughtered 2.4 million donkeys, according to country's livestock industry yearbook.
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Wal-Mart, French grocer Carrefour SA, McDonald's Corp and KFC-parent Yum Brands Inc among others, have come under fire before in China over food safety issues, a sensitive topic in a country riddled with scares from a fatal tainted milk scandal to recycled "gutter oil" used for cooking.

Wal-Mart said it had set up an investigation team to look into the incident, would strengthen food safety rules and take legal action against the product supplier. It added the person in charge at the supplier factory had already been detained.
"We are deeply sorry for this whole affair," said Wal-Mart's China president and CEO, Greg Foran. "It is a deep lesson (for us) that we need to continue to increase investment in supplier management."
The U.S. retailer has had a troubled past in China. In 2011, China fined Wal-Mart, along with Carrefour, a combined 9.5 million yuan ($1.57 million) for manipulating product prices. Wal-Mart was also fined that year in China for selling duck meat past its expiry date.
Food safety scandals can have a significant impact in China. Yum has struggled to recover sales in China more than a year after a chicken supplier to KFC in the country was found to have used excess levels of antibiotics. Analysts, though, said the impact of the current scare would be far more subdued.
Wal-Mart, which operates more than 400 facilities in China, competes with market leaders Sun Art Retail Group Ltd and China Resources Enterprise Ltd, which in August teamed up with British retailer Tesco Plc.
Consumers on popular microblogging site Sina Weibo were at a loss whether to criticize Wal-Mart or support it. Online sentiment can spread quickly in China where there is a high proportion of social media users.
"Isn't fox meat more expensive than donkey meat anyway?" asked one bemused user.
($1 = 6.0539 Chinese yuan)
(Additional reporting by SHANGHAI newsroom; Editing by Matt Driskill)
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iro·ny: a situation that is strange or funny because things happen in a way that seems to be the opposite of what you expected.

http://hotair.com/archives/2014/01/02/rescue-of-trapped-climate-change-researchers-finally-succeeds/


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One of the more revealing events in climate-change research has come to a close, at least in terms of the rescue of 52 researchers stuck near Antarctica. The team attempted to recreate the 1911-13 Antarctic journey of Douglas Mawson, only to get stuck in a surprisingly expanded polar ice sheet. A video report leading CNN’s World page claims that they have been rescued and boarded onto an Australian ship that will leave shortly:
CBS reports that the rescue has succeeded, too:
A long-awaited rescue of passengers from a Russian research ship trapped in Antarctic ice for more than a week finally went ahead Thursday morning, with a helicopter safely ferrying all 52 researchers and tourists to a nearby vessel, expedition leaders said.
The helicopter was originally going to airlift the passengers to a Chinese icebreaker, the Snow Dragon, with a barge then ferrying them to an Australian vessel. But sea ice was preventing a barge from reaching the Snow Dragon, and the Australian Maritime Safety Authority’s Rescue Coordination Centre, which is overseeing the rescue, said the operation would consequently be delayed.
A last-minute change in plans allowed the rescue to go ahead, however. Those rescued were instead flown to an ice floe next to the Australian icebreaker the Aurora Australis, and then taken by a small boat to the Australian ship, expedition leader Chris Turney said.
“We’ve made it to the Aurora Australis safe & sound,” Turney posted on his Twitter account hours after the operation began. He thanked the Chinese and the Australians for coming to the rescue of the Russian ship MV Akademik Shokalski, which has been stuck in the ice since Christmas Eve.
The nine-day crisis unfolded a bit like a Monty Python sketch. A Chinese ship attempted to rescue the MV Akademik Shokalskiy, only to get stopped by the ice as well. A third ship arrived, but could not reach the stranded researchers, either. The rescuers finally used a helicopter when researchers were able to build a crude heliport on the ice that surrounded them, but a barge brought in to move them outside the ice couldn’t reach the Chinese vessel intended for their transport — so the helicopter landed on another ice floe near an Australian ship that arrived.
Oddly, the CNN reports seem to be missing something fairly important to understand the reason why the researchers were out in the Antarctic seas in the first place:
At least the word “climate” appears once in their web report, although not as an explanation. It doesn’t appear at all in the CBS report. The Associated Press report similarly avoids this key data point. Scott Johnson called this expedition the “ship of fools,” and perhaps that can be applied to these reports on the denouement, too.


Say fellas, tell me more about the melting ice at the poles.
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