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Corona Virus COVID-19

Discussion in 'The Lounge' started by gggGary, Feb 28, 2020.

  1. gggGary

    gggGary Stop that! XS650.com Supporter Top Contributor

    Honestly figured Smithfield wants to send the work to China anyways.
    I doubt anymore product will be sold with a Smithfield label. They'll just change the labels. Some will prolly get relabeled.o_O
     
  2. thuban

    thuban Horse Scratcher XS650.com Supporter Top Contributor

    That virus probably won't survive the medications and growth hormones, like RALGRO, ranchers pump in their meat animals. I told the fertilizer guy I didn't have that stuff in my meat. he said, "How do you know?" Raise it myself.
     
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  3. xjwmx

    xjwmx It's just the unknown. Top Contributor

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    i've actually ridden by the south dakota plant they're talking about, i think. this article says it's in sioux falls and if it's the meat plant i'm thinking of it's on the ride to the falls itself, close to it. i remember thinking what a huge place it was
    https://www.bbc.com/news/world-us-canada-52311877

    whos-behind-chinese-takeover-worlds-biggest-pork-producer
    https://www.pbs.org/newshour/show/whos-behind-chinese-takeover-worlds-biggest-pork-producer

    ppl talking smack to them
    https://twitter.com/SmithfieldFoods/status/1249826033282539526
     
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  4. thuban

    thuban Horse Scratcher XS650.com Supporter Top Contributor

    I'll be damn! Who owned the place was not mentioned in the article I was reading a week ago. Not only do we not make stuff in the US anymore, the things that are made here, isn't by us! hahaha Just gets better and better.
     
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  5. Raymondo

    Raymondo XS650 rider, fettler, setting out on a journey XS650.com Supporter Top Contributor

    In Britain, there are signs that the crisis is reinforcing the sense of community. For a start, there's the Thursday evening applause for NHS and care workers. Has already become a nation-wide institution. Approval for Govt action is sitting improbably high. Despite questioning & carping from the media.

    I and others have found - you are out for a walk, you meet somebody, you pass each other at a safe distance but invariably both parties say something friendly to negate the oddness of making a detour.
     
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  6. Goldenboy

    Goldenboy . XS650.com Supporter Top Contributor

    For health concerns during the pandemic, a clean pair of panties would be advisable, until further notice.
     
    Last edited: Apr 17, 2020
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  7. xjwmx

    xjwmx It's just the unknown. Top Contributor

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    all of mine are in a bunch
     
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  8. gggGary

    gggGary Stop that! XS650.com Supporter Top Contributor

    @xjwmx thanks for sharing that smithfield link I did not know! Not sure if I'm more disgusted or scared of what that means?
     
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  9. xjwmx

    xjwmx It's just the unknown. Top Contributor

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    ^what are you thinking?
     
  10. gggGary

    gggGary Stop that! XS650.com Supporter Top Contributor

    Thinking Chinese government running our food supply might not be the hot tip? :umm:
    Ocasionally use the local meat market but that may become my standard goto.
     
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  11. Jim

    Jim Beyond the edge, is the unknown. Here be Dragons XS650.com Supporter Top Contributor

    The shareholders (of Smithfield stock) held a special meeting in 2013 and overwhelmingly approved the buyout. 96% said yes. Yeah.... capitalism at it's finest.
    To quote Pogo... "we has met the enemy... and they is us."
    America strong... unless there's a buck to be made. :rolleyes:
     
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  12. Mailman

    Mailman Hardly a Guru Top Contributor

    New from Banggood....Rat on a Stick!
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  13. 59Tebo

    59Tebo 59Tebo Top Contributor

    Mmmmm mmmm, good!!! :thumbsup:
     
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  14. Jim

    Jim Beyond the edge, is the unknown. Here be Dragons XS650.com Supporter Top Contributor

    Long as it ain't bats on a stick...:yikes:
     
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  15. thuban

    thuban Horse Scratcher XS650.com Supporter Top Contributor

    Oh Brother, Where Art Thou: "Gopher?" "We found a whole Gopher colony!" "We've already had a couple." " No, thanks." " I feel that would just arouse my appetite without bedding her back down again!"
     
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  16. gggGary

    gggGary Stop that! XS650.com Supporter Top Contributor

    Trust your landlord.
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  17. Beags64

    Beags64 XS650 Junkie Top Contributor

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    Is that my left or your left??:umm:
     
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  18. Jim

    Jim Beyond the edge, is the unknown. Here be Dragons XS650.com Supporter Top Contributor

    My drill Sgt used to yell.. "your other left dumb#ss... the one God gave ya." :rolleyes:
     
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  19. thuban

    thuban Horse Scratcher XS650.com Supporter Top Contributor

    your left, your left, your left...Hippity hop, company stop! Works every time!
     
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  20. Grimly

    Grimly XS650 Addict

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    Used, it depends whose.
     
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