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#1 Ivanhoe

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Posted 19 August 2018 - 2135 PM

https://www.theguard...s-pork-industry

 

Spain’s pigs outnumber the human population for the first time, according to figures released by the country’s environment ministry, which reveal there are now 50 million pigs, 3.5 -million more than humans.

 

The figures show an increase of about 9 million animals since 2013 and there are growing concerns about the environmental impact of an industry that produced more than 4m tonnes of pork products and generated €6bn (£5.4bn) last year.

 

C'mon (or should I say, jamón) guys, this is a solvable problem!


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Posted 20 August 2018 - 0419 AM

 

 

When Muslims conquered much of the Iberian peninsula, the pig became a symbol of Christian resistance.

 

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Posted 20 August 2018 - 0615 AM

Lol, it was probably due the fact they would not steal pigs. :) Around here under Turks if you were a cattle farmer you had to pay taxes in the cattle. However if you grew pigs, you could pay it in money, since Turks did not want pigs. So people grew pigs in preference to other animals, sold them in Austria at a profit and paid taxes. First Serbian Uprising was initially financed that way.


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Posted 20 August 2018 - 0630 AM

Lol, it was probably due the fact they would not steel pigs. :) Around here under Turks if you were a cattle farmer you had to pay taxes in the cattle. However if you grew pigs, you could pay it in money, since Turks did not want pigs. So people grew pigs in preference to other animals, sold them in Austria at a profit and paid taxes. First Serbian Uprising was initially financed that way.

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Posted 20 August 2018 - 0837 AM

Typing from the phone with autocorrect, bane of  the spelling everywhere :D Corrected now :)


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Posted 01 October 2018 - 0832 AM

Carlos Ezquerra, Spanish co creator of Judge Dredd, passes away age 70.

 

https://comicbook.co...-strontium-dog/

 

I note there he also created Strontium Dog, of which I believe a movie is currently being made. Very talent man.


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Posted 01 February 2019 - 0253 AM

Photos of Madrid of Civil War and now

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Posted 01 February 2019 - 1549 PM

Nice!


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Posted 01 February 2019 - 1723 PM

Beautiful and terrifying at the same time. When we think we live in a crazy world, we have no idea how lucky we are.


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Posted 02 February 2019 - 1615 PM

More so when you recognise many of the streets and corners. This can happen anywhere.


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Posted 02 February 2019 - 1822 PM

All your Iberico is ours. My Chinese New Year dinner includes several fine tomahog chops.
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Posted 02 February 2019 - 1829 PM

Drats.

 

Twenty years ago, father of a friend foresaw that, were Asia become aware of Iberico pork, then we will be no longer able to afford it.

 

Now, there are reference to ibericos even in Kwan books (Crazy Rich Asians, etc.). More references than to caviar.


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Posted 02 February 2019 - 1844 PM

Drats.

 

Twenty years ago, father of a friend foresaw that, were Asia become aware of Iberico pork, then we will be no longer able to afford it.

 

Now, there are reference to ibericos even in Kwan books (Crazy Rich Asians, etc.). More references than to caviar.

 

That's exactly what happened with angulas  (for those here who don't know, baby eels that are very scarce and horribly expensive, highly appreciated in the Basque provinces).


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Posted 02 February 2019 - 1848 PM

Simon knows about angulas, he does.


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Posted 03 February 2019 - 0331 AM

And red tuna.


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Posted 03 February 2019 - 0350 AM

And red tuna.

 

America's fault. Before 1898, Spain kept the Japanese at bay. After that, they defeated Russia, invaded Korea, China, the Philippines, destroyed historical Manila, and now they come to Gibraltar to devastate our tuna stocks.

 

Shame on you, Hearst, McKinley, and Roosevelt!

 

There was some LD-like channelling in this post, it must be said.


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Posted 03 February 2019 - 0500 AM

Shouldn't have sunk the USS Maine. All Spain's fault. Whatever you do, you never sink a US BB.


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Posted 03 February 2019 - 0818 AM

Shouldn't have sunk the USS Maine. All Spain's fault. Whatever you do, you never sink a US BB.

 

Their shipbuilding was so crappy that the ship self-exploded - ask ADM Rickover, who headed the committee that researched the matter.


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Posted 03 February 2019 - 0828 AM

 

Shouldn't have sunk the USS Maine. All Spain's fault. Whatever you do, you never sink a US BB.

 

Their shipbuilding was so crappy that the ship self-exploded - ask ADM Rickover, who headed the committee that researched the matter.

 

 

It didn't self explode at that time.

 

On a more serious though, what did Spain say at that time about the explosion at the Maine and the apparent coming war?


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Posted 03 February 2019 - 0908 AM

Shouldn't have sunk the USS Maine. All Spain's fault. Whatever you do, you never sink a US BB.

 
Their shipbuilding was so crappy that the ship self-exploded - ask ADM Rickover, who headed the committee that researched the matter.

 
It didn't self explode at that time.


That was not written while channeling LD - most probably did.
 

What did happen? Probably a fire in bunker A16. Fires of this kind had happened before. Instances had occurred in which bituminous coal of the type carried in the Maine bunkers had ignited through spontaneous combustion. Such fires were difficult to detect. Often they smoldered deep below the exposed surface of the coal, giving off no smoke or flames, or raising the temperature in the vicinity of the alarm. The bunker on the Maine had not been inspected for nearly 12 hours before the explosion; a period which experience had shown was ample time for a bunker fire to begin, heat bulkheads and set fire to contents in adjacent compartments.

In conclusion: There is no evidence that a mine destroyed the Maine.


From the quoted source:
 

On a more serious though, what did Spain say at that time about the explosion at the Maine and the apparent coming war?


That section of wikipedia is a good reading. Basically, the same that Rickover's work concluded some years after.

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