Beast ID

Submitted by Bill St. Clair on Tue, 23 Dec 2003 13:00:00 GMT
From smith2004
With the Celseus scale, water freezes at 0 and boils at 100.


Weather-wise, remember it this way:
30 is hot
20 is nice
10 is cool and
0 is ice.

From The Federalist:

"How many observe Christ's birthday! How few, his precepts! O! 'tis easier to keep Holidays than Commandments." -- Benjamin Franklin
"A young man whose father is a carpenter grows up working in his father's shop. He has no formal education. He owns no property of any kind. One day he puts down his tools and walks out of his father's shop. He starts preaching on street corners and in the nearby countryside. Walking from place to place preaching all the while even though he is in no way an ordained minister he never gets farther than an area perhaps 100 miles wide at the most. He does this for three years. Then he is arrested, tried and convicted. There is no court of appeal so he is executed at age 33 along with two common thieves. Those in charge of his execution roll dice to see who gets his clothing -- the only possessions he has. His family cannot afford a burial place so he is interred in a borrowed tomb. End of story? No, this uneducated, propertyless young man who preached on street corners for only three years who left no written word has for 2000 years had a greater effect on the entire world than all the rulers, kings and emperors, all the conquerors, the generals and admirals, all the scholars, scientists and philosophers who ever lived -- all put together. How do we explain that? ...Unless he really was what he said he was." -- Ronald Reagan

I'm sick as a dog today, as are my two kids. I'm only typing this because I needed a break from lying in bed all day and all night. Cough. Fever. Low energy. And my bones hurt. Ugh.

Teresa Bjork at The Iowa Farm Bureau - USDA creating national livestock ID system - we're next. [claire]

The National Food Animal Identification Task Force recommends that the USDA implement the plan in three phases:
  • Phase I -- All premises involved in livestock production, including farms, auction barns and processing facilities, will receive an ID number that is unique throughout the United States. The task force proposes that phase I begin in July 2004.
  • Phase II -- All livestock will receive unique individual ID numbers, beginning July 2005. In the case of pork and poultry, groups or lots will receive unique ID numbers. Animals will receive visible eartags featuring the ID numbers. Starting in July 2005, the system will use radio frequency identification devices (RFID) to electronically identify animals.
  • Phase III -- All animal movements will be tracked electronically. The reporting of interstate animal movements will begin in July 2005, while intrastate movement tracing will begin in July 2006.

What is it? U.S. livestock will receive an ID number that is unique throughout the United States. All premises involved in livestock production, including farms and packing plants, will also receive an ID number.

Why needed? An national ID system will allow U.S. animal health officials to trace back the origin of an animal disease outbreak within 48-hours of discovery.

Who has access to info? USDA will maintain the database and will only collect info for animal health purposes. The database is exempt from the Freedom of Information Act.

When will it begin? Premise ID could begin as soon as July 2004. The system will be phased in over two years.

Francis W. Porretto - When It Counts, Where Is It? - some thoughts on the McCain-Feingold abrogation of the first amendment. I said part of this, though not so eloquently, back when this excrement was passed in my piece entitled Traitors All. [geekwitha.45]

America is its Constitution. To attack the Constitution is to attack America. Therefore, as of today, the American people are under attack by the federal government of these United States, all three branches of which have colluded to amend the Constitution illegitimately.

Congress has a single chance to absolve itself: the immediate repeal of the McCain-Feingold Act. Failing this, every member of either House who voted for the Act is a criminal, guilty of treason on the simplest of grounds, and must be removed from office. Should a repeal measure be presented, every member of either House who votes against it should suffer the same consequences.

Lady Liberty at The Libertarian Enterprise - History Lessons - on the importance of restoring honor to society. [tle]

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