Their rubber and plastic parts are made from recycled junk from here mixed
with a bunch of US banned chemicals. Why do you think they want all of our
recyclable rubber and plastics? They remelt or alter the formulation and
then sell it to us! Remember all the kids toys which were recalled due to
numerous problems like lead and other banned chemicals. Now imagine going
to their country and having to smell that same smell everywhere. I pity it
may make a few of the foreign athletes a little nauseous. They also banned
dog meat in restaurants for the Olympians! That is a sight I will never
forget when they had dogs in cages waiting to be killed and served to eat.
What makes dogs disgusting that is so different from cows, pigs, and Mary's
I used to go to the Italian markets on 9th street in Philly. You could pick
out your chicken or rabbit and have it killed and dressed. Horsemeat is
readily available in many places in Europe.
:> They also banned dog meat in restaurants for the Olympians! That is a :> sight I will never forget when they had dogs in cages waiting to be killed :> and served to eat. Very disgusting.
: What makes dogs disgusting that is so different from cows, pigs, and Mary's
: little lamb?
Dogs have a specialized relationship to humans as companions, which has
existed apparently since the beginning of biologically modern humans
100,000 years ago.
-- Andy Barss
And in some cultures I suspect they've been on the menu for about as
long as they have been domesticated or longer. Certainly it's nothing
new in locale mentioned; simply not what the poster is accustomed to.
Reminds me of an old Soldier of Fortune magazine. It had an article on
"people harvesting" in case of national emergency. It advocated wino's
because not only would they be not missed, the wine consumption over the
years would have marinated the meat.
Of course, it was written in fun to rile up the liberal media. They would
rant on and on about the terible SOF magazine. And SOF subscriptions sales
went up everytime the regular media responded to another over the top
article. It was generally believed by most that the liberal reporters never
figured out they were being played with.
A Chinese coworker once told me that they think caucasians are strange -
when caucasians see an animal, they're thinking something like "Oh, how
cute.". When a Chinese sees an animal they're wondering how best to
Once there were two canibals hiding in the bushes. A guy walks by.
The jump him and kill him. One starts eating at the head, the other
the feet. The one at the head says, "how are you doing down there?".
The other says, "I'm having a ball". The first canibal says, "You're
eating too fast!!!"
I agree on the dogs, problem in asian cultures is they don't have that
specialized relationship we Westerners do.
You and I see a part of the family, asians think in terms of food on the
One of the things you notice over there is the lack of dogs on the hoof.
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In a very real sense, this has to do with food as well. Up until about the
Victorian age, people looked at dogs primarily as working animals, and less
so as pets. During the Victorian era it became a status symbol to have a
non-working dog as a pet. This was a form of conspicuous consumption -
showing off the fact that you had enough wealth (and food) to support an
animal just for the pleasure its company gave you. During this time there
was a great movement towards breeding smaller and smaller dogs as
companions, giving us many of the breeds we have in our homes today.
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