Meria With The News

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12/13/12 Meria With the News: Michigan’s sore loser GOP passes right to work; Jon Stewart “Right to work for Le$$”;torture handcuffs and RFID’s; Obama supports Syrian rebels; Scuds? FEDS holding rates; CEO of Deutsche Bank investigated; Jerry Brown has prostate cancer; US does nothing on No.Korean launch (they have nukes); Recording your conversations on public buses; private moon trips; new taxes to fund Obamacare;6 corporations own all the media; graves at Fla reform school; Hasidic counselor-child abuse; Golf writer says boycott Trump’s course in Scotland;Senate says NO to new spies; Monti resigns;HSBC pays fine, no indictment; 3 men arrested in LIBOR scandal; Obama’s new cabinet; half of people shot by cops are mentally ill; Al Gore – climate millionaire; Strauss-Kahn settles; gas explosion in W.Va; County Judge DUI vs regular people; Manchurian candidate at Oregon Mall, practice session in June; Detroit pension fund embezzled; Miss. trader pleads guilty; Illinois votes down ban on concealed weapons; seafood fraud – are you eating snake? Twinkies CEO’s took pension and paid bonuses to themselves; McDonald’s slavery; US to resupply Israel’s weapons; Anti-abortion bills pass in Michigan; suing EPA; Geminid meteor shower; Honda recalls 800,000 cars; Lieberman says world will sacrifice Israel; Jenna Bush pregnant;Romney gets “lie of the year” award; US boost presence in Philippines; public opinion sours on Republicans, and more “stuff”.




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  1. Andi S says:

    I worked at a fishing co. as a temp and saw some faxes come in – one was from a fish supplier in Singapore bragging that they sell to Darden (Olive Garden) – one fish they had was euphemistically called “Vietnamese sole”, which is some sort of bottom feeder (like those little sucker fish that people buy to keep their aquariums clean – the restaurant variety are much bigger).

    Apparently they’re raised in enclosures by people living on the Mekong (i.e. a net enclosure under a house on stilts). According to the fax, these are sold as “sole” at some chain restaurants, and this has been perfectly legal for quite some time.

    BTW, Sockeye salmon is one variety of fish that cannot be farm raised.

  2. Andi S says:

    I forgot to add, there was an episode of Fawlty Towers where the waiter Manuel kept a rat as a pet – someone had sold it to him, claiming it was a “Siberian hamster”. That’s what this fish business reminds me of.

  3. Meria says:

    I wonder what the pollution level is there.

  4. Andi S says:

    The Mekong has liver fluke infestation, so eating raw fish, fish sauce, or fermented fish products from there may cause issues. The fish has to be thoroughly cooked. The Southeast Asian liver fluke infects at least 93 species of fish in the Mekong Basin.The Lonely Planet guide warns travelers there to stay away from fish sauces.

    “infection rates remain high in rural areas where people eat raw or partly fermented fish, and where defecating outdoors is still commonplace.” http://tinyurl.com/d26959n

  5. Deborah Alexander says:

    The above comments are so timely. Thanks to Andi S. for the new information.

  6. Deborah Alexander says:

    As for the news item about taping bus conversations. Can the subways be far behind? Might be time for us to all learn the Navajo language. At least it will solve the high unemployment problem among the Navajos – as they will be needed by the government to act as interpreters.

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