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Rivers of Blood
As Muslims around the world celebrate Eid al-Adha, people in Dhaka have been sharing pictures showing streets flooded with blood-stained water. The blood comes from animals sacrificed for the festival, and had mixed with floodwater in parts of the Bangladeshi capital.Read more from BBC News
I find it disgusting, but I don't know if there is a big difference between this sort of slaughter and the killing in a meat packing plant.
Exactly. It's just that the blood doesn't usually run in village streets from packing plant. The killing yards in the US are isolated from the eyes of the general populace, there even are laws in various states prohibiting recording what goes on there.
I like (recently) slaughtered meat, but if it ever becomes viable, I'll be right there in front of the supermarket line instead choosing in vitro kobe beef chucks, or maybe in vitro polar bear liver. You'll know exactly what was used to grow it and no animal had to be gutted and drained of blood to get to it.
What a story!
Two years ago I go to the F.B.I. because my son was doing really bad, O.K.?” he said. “But they check almost two months, they say, ‘He’s O.K., he’s clean, he’s not a terrorist.’ I say O.K.”
He added: “Now they say he is a terrorist. I say O.K.”
Two years before Ahmad Khan Rahami went on a bombing rampage in New York and New Jersey, his father told the police that the son was a terrorist, prompting a review by federal agents, according to two senior law enforcement officials.Read more from Nytimes
talking about bats ...
12:59 PM ET Adam RubinESPN Staff Writer Close Adam Rubin has covered the Mets since 2003. He's a graduate of Mepham High School on Long Island and the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania. He joined ESPNNewYork after spending 10 years at the New York Daily News.Read more from ESPN.com
4 hankies at least ...
"You may as well let it go." The next morning my brother asked if I wanted to walk with him to the mailbox. The sun was glistening off the buildings on the San Francisco skyline against a brilliant blue sky. We walked to Fillmore, and I watched him drop the letter into the mailbox slot.Read more from Nytimes
Straight from the horse's mouth ... mmm ... website
in full retreat
Months of pent-up frustration about the Republican nominee finally erupted after the tape emerged, and party leaders who had reluctantly supported him jumped ship in rapid succession. Some of them called for Mr. Trump to withdraw from the race, and for the "Never Trump" coalition, it was a we-told-you-so moment.Read more from Nytimes