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the advantage of being a vegan

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    Neither my wife and I are vegans, but we eat a lot less meat than we used to. Both of our kids have been vegan for a long time, and are in great physical shape.

    Although the food industry has had numerous product recalls over the years (primarily beef and chicken) the corona virus has ramped up the danger of eating meat.

    Consider these facts:

    Three workers in a Tyson poultry plant in Georgia have died from COVID-19. Some plants have offered financial incentives to keep them on the job, but the virus’s swift spread is causing illness and forcing plants to close.

    Smithfield Foods’ pork plant in Sioux Falls, S.D., announced Thursday that it would close temporarily, after more than 80 employees tested positive for the coronavirus. Workers have come down with Covid-19 in several poultry plants in Alabama, Georgia and Tennessee.

    (Virginia-based Smithfield is America's largest pork producer, and it is a wholly owned subsidiary of a Chinese company)

    JBS USA, the world’s largest meat processor, confirmed the death of one worker at a Colorado facility and shuttered a plant in Pennsylvania for two weeks. Cargill this week also closed a facility in Pennsylvania, where it produces steaks, ground beef and ground pork. Tyson halted operations at a pork plant in Iowa after more than two dozen workers tested positive.

    https://www.nytimes.com/2020/04/09/us/coronavirus-chicken-meat-processing-plants-immigrants.html?searchResultPosition=1

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    Yes, is there anything "normal" anymore in this country? Indeed we don't eat pork, mostly turkey or chicken and make sure it is "fully" cooked. Yes the Jews were right in the olden days not to eat pork; they also had food poisoning, because they lacked refrigeration and cleanliness.

    Regardless of meat clean or wash all your fresh food and cook through and through.

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    Imagine the debacle if everyone insisted in eating all kosher products, it would be a nightmare.

    We're having no kosher-non vegan tacos tonight for dinner, my fuzzy 4 legged canine pal lucked out tonight too, she's getting a hamburger for din din. Best fed canine in Kenosha.

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    So, is this female governor stoned or stupid?

    "As governors across the country fell into line in recent weeks, South Dakota’s top elected leader stood firm: There would be no statewide order to stay home."

    "South Dakota is home to one of the largest single coronavirus clusters anywhere in the United States, with more than 300 workers at a giant ­pork-processing plant falling ill. With the case numbers continuing to spike, the company was forced to announce the indefinite closure of the facility Sunday, threatening the U.S. food supply."

    Duh!

    bing.com/search?q=south+dakota+governor...

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    And this country still calls itself "number one" in the world? Yes number "one" in stupidity, ignorance, being backwards, naivety, know it all (ask Trump), still living in the stone age, chasing Indians and other colored people, having no laws at all for Presidents and his "cult", corruption is for sure "number one" here. etc. An well oiled "machine" as the asshole in the W.H. says. Bring the .....................
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    Newsweek: SOUTH DAKOTA WILL BECOME FIRST TO HOLD STATEWIDE CLINICAL TRIAL OF HYDROXYCHLOROQUINE TO TREAT CORONAVIRUS

    "South Dakota will pioneer efforts for statewide clinical trials for hydroxychloroquine, a potential treatment for a new coronavirus, according to Governor Kristi Noem.

    "Noem said she has been in communication with the Trump administration, including Vice President Mike Pence and other members of the White House Coronavirus Task Force, to ensure they were abreast of the state's plans. The first doses of the drug arrived in the Mount Rushmore State over the weekend and Noem said patients may already be receiving the drug.

    "We're going on offense to help every single person deal with this virus and be willing to fight it and get better and go home to their families," Noem said during Monday's briefing... The trial will start with about 2,000 people, according to the governor, but the state has enough doses to treat up to 100,000 people. Along with treating patients, Noem said the trial will give the state the data it needs to fight the virus in the future."

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    This seems like another desperate attempt to circumvent the process. It's a drug for malaria, and if you have ever taken it, the experience was not good. And there is little evidence that it gives immunity.

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    Breaking news, up to 6,000 meat processing workers infected by the virus. Before the shortage begins, I went to my local food supplier and purchased some stuff. A 10# chub of ground beef, and a 10# box of cod loins. We're ready for a 4 to 6 week shortage.

    gfs.com/en-us

    There may be a Gordon food service store in your neighborhood.

    Trump has ordered processors to remain open, we'll see how far that goes. I'm not sure I want sick people preparing what we eat to be working.

    First it was toilet paper and paper towel shortages, now it's meat.

    BTW, the cod loins are from the north Atlantic, caught, processed and quick frozen. $52.00 for a 10# box, not bad, $5.20 a pound. Fish is better for you anyway.

    The video in the link depicts a longliner which catches the Alaskan cod, processes it and flash freezes it right onboard the boat.

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    Dockadams Wrote:

    Breaking news, up to 6,000 meat processing workers infected by the virus. Before the shortage begins, I went to my local food supplier and purchased some stuff. A 10# chub of ground beef, and a 10# box of cod loins. We're ready for a 4 to 6 week shortage.

    gfs.com/en-us

    There may be a Gordon food service store in your neighborhood.

    Trump has ordered processors to remain open, we'll see how far that goes. I'm not sure I want sick people preparing what we eat to be working.

    First it was toilet paper and paper towel shortages, now it's meat.

    BTW, the cod loins are from the north Atlantic, caught, processed and quick frozen. $52.00 for a 10# box, not bad, $5.20 a pound. Fish is better for you anyway.

    The video in the link depicts a longliner which catches the Alaskan cod, processes it and flash freezes it right onboard the boat.

    Dock:

    I noticed the other day that although our local Fry's store now has a decent supply of paper towels and toilet paper, the meat area is starting to look a bit thin.

    Among the 6000 meat processing workers you mentioned are some of the folks in Amarillo, Texas.

    Our fiend Pete lives in a tiny town in the Texas panhandle, and he is an endangered species, since he is a liberal living in the most solidly Republican district in the entire country.

    Here's a few of his comments:

    " Amarillo, and its surrounding communities is infinitely worse off. Not only do they have a nursing Home infection...but far worse...many people in, and around Amarillo, work in several large meat processing plants 1000 + employees each.

    When the first cases were tested and diagnosed a week ago, Management tried. The Meat Packers union tried. But they could shut not down the plants.

    They could not and cannot because President Trump, has issued an Executive Order to be signed tomorrow.. It requires all of the nation's meat processing plants, to stay open. Workers will work sick...or they will go home sick. They can be fired sick. It's a tough choice. Adding insult to injury...the Meat Processing plants (by executive order) cannot be sued for illness or loss of life. The plants are protected. The employees are not. At least 6 Amarillo area, meat Processing employees have already died. Active Covid 19 cases in Amarillo, are now, over 1,000 and climbing. This report was on the National News last night. You may have seen it.

    But The plants management has already made the facts clear. "They had an inadequate number of Covid 19 tests. They had to make a decision. So they tested all of the supervisors and none of the line employees. Based on a 66% infection rate among supervisors, management estimates that "at least 66 % (but probably more of) plant employees are infected with Covid 19. Management admits they have no plan, to ensure the safety, and health of plant workers and supervisors. No one else, to my knowledge, has a plan.

    Employees will continue to work sick in order to keep their jobs. Six of the plant employees have already died of Covid 19. Many more will die.

    The cruelty of the Republican Party is boundless.

    In Wisconsin, voters were forced to risk their lives in order to vote - and some poll workers and voters got infected due to the fact that the Supreme Court upheld a Wisconsin court decision to NOT delay their primary election.

    For the workers in Texas, who is just reopening, Governor Abbott had this message:

    "If a person who is schedule to work does not show up, he or she will be considered to have voluntarily terminated".

    In other words, if you don't go into work because you fear for safety, you are considered to be quitting, and thus ineligible for unemployment benefits.

    That sentence also explains the problem of the meat processing workers, since they can't sue their employers if they get sick or die..