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Hogwash Update - Latest Number Of Floating Chinese Pigs: 5,916 And Rising Fast

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First it was 900, then 1200, then 3000, and now the latest tally of dead pigs floating in the Shanghai water supply has hit nearly 6000. AP has the latest number: " The number of dead pigs found floating in a river flowing into Shanghai has reached nearly 6,000. The Shanghai municipal government said in an online announcement that 5,916 swine carcasses had been retrieved from Huangpu River by 3 p.m. Tuesday, but added that municipal water remains safe." At what point will the dead pigs begin to pose a health challenge? 10,000? 100,000? What is the maximum Chinese Surgeon General RDA of dead pig in one's drinking water? And whatever it is, how long until, pulling a page from Fukushima, it is quickly doubled? But perhaps the biggest question is what is causing this mass death phenomenon, and what does it mean for the quality and safety of other pigs in circulation?

More from AP

The surge in the dumping of dead pigs — believed to be from pig farms in the upstream Jiaxing area in the neighboring Zhejiang province — has followed police campaigns to curb the illicit trade of pork products harvested from diseased pigs.

 

Shanghai authorities said the city has taken proper measures to safely dispose of the pig carcasses and that the city's water plants are stepping up efforts to disinfect public water and testing for six common swine viruses.

 

The Shanghai government reported no major swine epidemic, widespread pig deaths or dumping of pigs within the city boundaries of Shanghai.

 

The state-run China News news agency said Monday that Zhejiang province had reported no swine epidemic but that a provincial agriculture official blamed cold weather for the deaths of the pigs.

 

The official, who was identified only by his family name Gu, told China News that the practice of dumping dead pigs into rivers lingers among some pig farmers in the city of Jiaxing. "We are still introducing the practice of collecting dead pigs," Gu was quoted as saying.

 

Shanghai authorities have been pulling out the swollen and rotting pigs, some with their internal organs visible, since Friday — and revolting images of the carcasses in news reports and online blogs have raised public ire against local officials.

 

Beijing-based writer Li Mingsheng expressed shock when he learned of the latest number of dead pigs in Shanghai.

 

"This is not only an environmental issue but also a public moral problem," Li wrote. "What's been polluted is not only Shanghai's river water but also the spirit of our country people."

The good news: China has many, many more pigs. Recall this chart:

The bad news: what happens if China were to uncover that whatever ailments were present in the current batch of "hog wash" has become an epidemic? Just how high will the most important price tag in all of China - pork meat - soar to if quality controls were to be enabled? And what happens to food inflation which in China is actually indicative of reality due to its component as a percentage of CPI being one of the highest in the entire world?

How quick will the PBOC be forced to extract even more liquidity from the market then, and have the Politburo make urgent calls to the rest of the G-7 demanding an immediate, if transitory, end to the global reflation experiment?

 

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Tue, 03/12/2013 - 14:33 | 3323202 ParkAveFlasher
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Pig Shoo Soup, special today, $6.99 with rice and egg roll.

Tue, 03/12/2013 - 14:36 | 3323220 kliguy38
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MooShoo Pork with special plum sauce on discount at Shanghai Bistro today

Tue, 03/12/2013 - 14:38 | 3323230 ParkAveFlasher
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General Sow Chicken, $8.99.  Comes with fortune cookie and Chinese tea.

Tue, 03/12/2013 - 14:41 | 3323247 Divided States ...
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I am sure those pigs will make their way over here somehow...its cheaper and it will definitely help in the fight against inflation.

Tue, 03/12/2013 - 14:44 | 3323258 ZerOhead
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Yup.

I'm still waiting for a report of 100 tonnes of egg noodles and 10 tonnes of MSG being dumped into the river before anyone can can it and send it to the USA...

Tue, 03/12/2013 - 14:44 | 3323264 markmotive
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Baby Bok Choy

Tue, 03/12/2013 - 14:54 | 3323313 kaiserhoff
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I smell opportunity.

If we floated a few horse heads down the Potomac, do you think maybe the symbolism would...

Tue, 03/12/2013 - 15:07 | 3323388 Ahmeexnal
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We already knew pigs can't fly.
This is confirmation that pigs can't scuba without gear either.

Time to start rolling out those melamine pig meals to the serfs.

Tue, 03/12/2013 - 15:40 | 3323541 Troll Magnet
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Poor pigs, man...They had to live in fucking China and now this.

Tue, 03/12/2013 - 18:12 | 3324053 Manthong
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Did Goldman shut down a brokerage over there?

Tue, 03/12/2013 - 18:21 | 3324082 toys for tits
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"Ooh, ooh that smell

 Can't you smell that smell?

Ooh, ooh that smell

The smell of death surrounds you." 

Tue, 03/12/2013 - 18:45 | 3324138 silverserfer
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mmm. bacon water. most honarable.

Tue, 03/12/2013 - 15:46 | 3323566 Vegamma
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Kaiser, Don't look now, but is that a drone above your house?

Tue, 03/12/2013 - 16:38 | 3323758 The Big Ching-aso
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Sweet n' Soggy pork?

Tue, 03/12/2013 - 19:22 | 3324240 Pool Shark
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Five "Beatles-haters"?

 

Tue, 03/12/2013 - 15:26 | 3323495 Caviar Emptor
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Porkpocalypse!

Tue, 03/12/2013 - 16:44 | 3323776 The Big Ching-aso
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Chinese Poultry Foundation:      "Pork, the other white decaying meat."

Tue, 03/12/2013 - 17:19 | 3323871 tenpanhandle
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Yellow River pork will become a new delicasy, something on the order of 1000 year old eggs.

Tue, 03/12/2013 - 14:45 | 3323269 Say What Again
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The thing that is the most troubling here is the amount of disease that will be "cultivated" by these dead pigs floating around in public water-ways.

Tue, 03/12/2013 - 15:17 | 3323456 ChrisFromMorningside
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Those public waterways in China are already so polluted and so devoid of life that a few thousand rotting pigs probably makes little to no impact. What are some pig guts compared to lead runoff and cyanobacteria blooms?

Tue, 03/12/2013 - 15:28 | 3323504 Caviar Emptor
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Is'nt this one of the harbingers of the apocalypse?

Tue, 03/12/2013 - 15:49 | 3323577 ChrisFromMorningside
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Don't forget the locust swarms in the Middle East. 

The Tribulation FTW!

Tue, 03/12/2013 - 16:19 | 3323683 espirit
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Lynchpin?

Seems the DOS is tugging on quite a few these days.

Tue, 03/12/2013 - 21:41 | 3323868 The Big Ching-aso
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Maybe this is a Chinese version of U.S. style tax rebellion through a Beijing Pig Party?

Tue, 03/12/2013 - 15:39 | 3323535 Say What Again
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I suspect that the chemical run-off does NOT breed bacteria.  As you said, NOTHING can live in that environment.  But take 4000 pigs washed up on the shore in the sun, and you have some rather fertile environments for strange bacteria and viruses.  I'm not going back there for any amount of money.

Tue, 03/12/2013 - 15:53 | 3323591 ChrisFromMorningside
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There's some truth to that. I certainly would not want to be one of the residents of the area(s) where these pigs washed ashore.

Nonetheless, the chemical run-off does breed bacteria -- some of the nastiest kinds (from a human health perspective). This is Tai Lake:

http://www.greenpeace.org/eastasia/multimedia/photos/toxics/tai-lake/

In the long-term, the heavy metals, polymers, fertilizers, and industrial waste-water in the water are doing far more damage to human health than any kind of rotting organic matter. 

Tue, 03/12/2013 - 16:04 | 3323628 Say What Again
Tue, 03/12/2013 - 17:20 | 3323874 The Big Ching-aso
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If these pigs had wings they'd be hydroplanes.

Tue, 03/12/2013 - 17:27 | 3323908 tenpanhandle
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maybe the pigs drank the water.

Tue, 03/12/2013 - 15:39 | 3323534 SamAdams
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wonder what type of virus killed these pigs?  could it jump species?  could it have been a designer virus? 

Tue, 03/12/2013 - 16:20 | 3323685 BeaverFever
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Has anyone checked to see if the pigs were sporting designer lipstick?

Tue, 03/12/2013 - 16:37 | 3323755 El Viejo
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I love Friday humor...

Oh wait!

Tue, 03/12/2013 - 21:43 | 3323877 The Big Ching-aso
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I wonder what killed the pigs first.  Getting shot or chemicals in the river?

Tue, 03/12/2013 - 16:41 | 3323773 Kassandra
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Swine Flu!

Tue, 03/12/2013 - 19:55 | 3324321 lotsoffun
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dear mr/ms say what again - that's the funniest thing posted on this thread.  why would anyone be concerned about diseases?

chinese local public was told the water was safe to drink and implicitly there was nothing wrong with pigs deciding to drown themselves,

somebody probably left the barn door open and they it was better than becoming sausage.  or something like that.

or else they wanted to get to the other side.

dead animals in drinking water really isn't an issue.  as many of the astute posters have pointed out, soup is soup.

what goes into soup?  dead animals and a few onions.

 

Tue, 03/12/2013 - 14:56 | 3323330 McMolotov
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Maybe this was actually a tax protest, and the disease thing is propaganda from the Chinese government.

Perhaps we should be calling it the Shanghai Pig Party.

Tue, 03/12/2013 - 15:04 | 3323375 dick cheneys ghost
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I'm guessing it was the CIA

Tue, 03/12/2013 - 16:29 | 3323716 7 of 15
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Bush did it.

Tue, 03/12/2013 - 21:52 | 3323885 The Big Ching-aso
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This little piggy went to market,

This little piggy stayed home,

This little piggy had Peking Duck,

This little piggy had none,

And this little piggy went glub glub glub all the way home.

 

 

Tue, 03/12/2013 - 14:59 | 3323341 azzhatter
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My guess is they are trying to improve the smell of Songjiang

Tue, 03/12/2013 - 15:16 | 3323440 hedgeless_horseman
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...and the looks of Chengdu, so pigs poisoned by paint?

“Two workers were spraying the grass, turning the yellow grass into green. Were they painting the grass?” When Chengdu city resident He Tao passed by Chenglong Road on the morning of February 24, he was shocked by what he saw. “Wouldn’t spray painting the grass green pollute the environment?”
 
http://www.chinasmack.com/2013/pictures/grass-suspected-of-being-dyed-spray-painted-green-in-chengdu.html

 

Tue, 03/12/2013 - 16:24 | 3323697 espirit
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That's not unique to China, HH.  Not that long ago, we had GI's spray painting the grass green (winter) during an expected visit from POTUS.  We only had bird flu to worry about back then.

Tue, 03/12/2013 - 18:53 | 3324152 BooMushroom
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True. But there's a difference between spraying an ornamental lawn, and spray painting the grass you're grazing your pigs on. Feel free to insert your favorite "pork barrel" joke here.

Tue, 03/12/2013 - 15:01 | 3323354 ebworthen
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Divided States said:  "I am sure those pigs will make their way over here somehow..."

"Oh I wish I were an Oscar Mayer weiner..."

I'm surprised they don't have a portable hot dog production truck for that province.

Tue, 03/12/2013 - 21:55 | 3323898 The Big Ching-aso
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Pork corks.

Tue, 03/12/2013 - 14:42 | 3323249 Bad Attitude
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Mmmm... Bacon. Pay attention to the country of origin of the pork products you consume.

Tue, 03/12/2013 - 14:45 | 3323261 akak
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New Chinese Citizenism movie:

"A River Runs Through Shit".

Tue, 03/12/2013 - 17:27 | 3323906 The Big Ching-aso
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"I'll have Pigs in a Wet Blanket please."

Tue, 03/12/2013 - 18:30 | 3324104 ceilidh_trail
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cHiNee citizenism show piggy can't swim. Speaking of, where's Anonomous in all this???

Tue, 03/12/2013 - 18:33 | 3324112 akak
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The parangong of US 'american' chinese citizenism is probably just blobbing-up and throating his mind at his nearest People's Liberation Opium Parlour and Internet Cafe.

Tue, 03/12/2013 - 18:58 | 3324161 TheFourthStooge-ing
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Parangonglial blobbing up during the day while inhaling opiated sweet smoke from his Chairman Mao Little Red Hookah.

Ambition firmly the dangdang he fishes at night free river pig expeditiously. New river pig utilizations planning for JKC* Chinese citizenism fastfood franchise his endeavoring. Menu adding "Pig In A Wet Blanket" gives the wide profit margination prosperously.

 

*Just Killed Cat

Tue, 03/12/2013 - 18:37 | 3324122 TheFourthStooge-ing
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.

New Chinese Citizenism movie:

"A River Runs Through Shit".

It's playing on a double bill with "The Roadside Warrior".

Tue, 03/12/2013 - 18:55 | 3324159 akak
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Coming soon: "Bad Facts: Beyond CitizenismDome."

Tue, 03/12/2013 - 19:01 | 3324172 TheFourthStooge-ing
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"A Boy and His Dog Wok"

Tue, 03/12/2013 - 19:06 | 3324178 akak
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"The Ugly US 'American' "

"How Brown Is My Valley"

"The Life of Poo"

Tue, 03/12/2013 - 14:40 | 3323234 smlbizman
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since the topic is pigs its time for...... a quick survey of  marry, fuck, kill.....first pig, hillary...second pig, the dead river pig and the final pig the honarable diane fienstein...good luck...

Tue, 03/12/2013 - 15:47 | 3323569 Vlad Tepid
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I don't get it. Are you saying you want to marry Hillary, fuck a dead bloated pig and then kill a senator?  I don't even think they have a porno site for that fetish.

 

Tue, 03/12/2013 - 14:41 | 3323244 Clayton Bigsby
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Now that's what I call "free float"

Tue, 03/12/2013 - 14:54 | 3323310 Banksters
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Salve those piggies up with some hand sanitizer and put the oven to broil. MMMMMMmmmm good.

 

MOoshoo shit.

Tue, 03/12/2013 - 15:23 | 3323483 ElvisDog
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Here is a simple yet effective health rule -  never, ever eat anything that came from China.

Tue, 03/12/2013 - 17:29 | 3323913 The Big Ching-aso
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Beijing, AP Newswire, March 12, 2013

'China Cuts Pork Projects by 5,916'

Tue, 03/12/2013 - 18:05 | 3324031 nmewn
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ROR!!!

Tue, 03/12/2013 - 19:45 | 3324297 lotsoffun
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for those of you who don't know.  'tilapia' is very common, 'popular' in supermarkets now. it's bred in china and frozen and defrosted here.

i wouldn't touch that with your ....  as to fast food - i never eat it, so there's no telling what it is really made of, but i do on occasion

buy 'fresh' fish and this is clearly the worst of them.  but - it's cheap.

 

Tue, 03/12/2013 - 21:24 | 3324551 Jam Akin
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River Pork:  it's the other tilapia.  

Tue, 03/12/2013 - 19:38 | 3324282 rotagen
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The number is a rough estimate since the assumption that any objects actually exist on the other side of the smog is only an inference.

Tue, 03/12/2013 - 14:33 | 3323204 Taint Boil
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Wait ....... are you talking real pigs or fiat pigs. 

Tue, 03/12/2013 - 14:39 | 3323229 Ignatius
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I'm holding out for the Feynman diagram of Quantum Pig Dynamics....

Tue, 03/12/2013 - 15:48 | 3323574 Vlad Tepid
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It's really just an issue of Schrodinger's Pig.  These pigs are really all there (ask a bargeman) and they are also really not (ask a local PRC official).

Tue, 03/12/2013 - 14:34 | 3323209 The Proletariat
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Floating Pigs and Collapsing PIIGS...I see a trend

Tue, 03/12/2013 - 14:39 | 3323231 wee-weed up
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In situations like this, I guess the Saudi's are glad they have no rivers.

Tue, 03/12/2013 - 15:50 | 3323580 Vlad Tepid
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Touche.  They also have no pigs.  "Halalalalalalalalal!!!" {celebratory gunfire}

Tue, 03/12/2013 - 14:43 | 3323255 irie1029
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ROFL

Tue, 03/12/2013 - 14:35 | 3323211 caimen garou
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pork water 1 yuan best swine flavored water in the east!

Tue, 03/12/2013 - 14:36 | 3323213 SamAdams
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Looks like the latest pandemic is a success!  Now where did the USA and Europe put their gold?  Right, good thing we have strengthened our military debacle in the Pacific.  Like to buy another oil lease Mr. Chen?

Tue, 03/12/2013 - 14:35 | 3323215 cougar_w
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Animals have special senses. You know it's trouble coming when the pigs start committing mass suicide.

Tue, 03/12/2013 - 14:44 | 3323265 Peter Pan
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Politicians everywhere could learn from these pigs.

Tue, 03/12/2013 - 15:19 | 3323471 Mi Naem
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Now that's the kind of Hopium I can support. 

Tue, 03/12/2013 - 15:42 | 3323548 wee-weed up
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CongressCritters floating in the Potomac...

Tue, 03/12/2013 - 14:35 | 3323218 McMolotov
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"How high's the hogwash, mama? It's 5,916 and rising..."

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kqOOuEImTQY

Tue, 03/12/2013 - 14:36 | 3323221 Freddie
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Poor pigs. The Chinese are pigs.  F Communist China.

Tue, 03/12/2013 - 14:37 | 3323222 ZippyBananaPants
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could be only 5,915.  Kim Kardishian went for a swim this morning.

Tue, 03/12/2013 - 14:38 | 3323226 _ConanTheLibert...
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Piggs piggz!

Tue, 03/12/2013 - 14:39 | 3323228 Nothing To See Here
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Blame climate change. Never let a crisis go to waste.

Tue, 03/12/2013 - 14:40 | 3323240 kaiserhoff
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Finally, a Chinese growth industry I can believe in.

Tue, 03/12/2013 - 14:40 | 3323241 MagicHandPuppet
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Happy Po'k Family on rice wiv special General Shanghai sauce... fo' you, special price!

Tue, 03/12/2013 - 14:40 | 3323242 Downtoolong
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Are you sure Bernanke isn't just printing the pigs? That would explain an increase to infinity.

 

Tue, 03/12/2013 - 14:41 | 3323243 strangeglove
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Sounds like Saint Bonzai Drove all the pigs outa china with the Brotha Bitchez!

Tue, 03/12/2013 - 14:42 | 3323250 oddjob
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A River of Waste: The Hazardous Truth About Factory Farms exposes a huge health and environmental scandal in our modern industrial system of meat and poultry production. Some scientists have gone so far as to call the condemned current factory farm practices as “mini Chernobyls.” In the U.S. and elsewhere, the meat and poultry industry is dominated by dangerous uses of arsenic, antibiotics, growth hormones and by the dumping of massive amounts of sewage in fragile waterways and environments. The film documents the vast catastrophic impact on the environment and public health as well as focuses on the individual lives damaged and destroyed

http://documentarylovers.net/river-waste-hazardous-truth-about-factory-farms/

Tue, 03/12/2013 - 15:17 | 3323459 Mi Naem
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Yup! Know your farmer, know how the animal was treated, and that your meat and animal products are what they are supposed to be. 

Buy sustainable: http://www.certifiedhumane.org/

http://www.certifiedhumane.org/index.php?page=producers-products

Tue, 03/12/2013 - 14:44 | 3323257 lolmao500
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They'll just have to eat more dogs and cats.

Tue, 03/12/2013 - 14:44 | 3323259 Theta_Burn
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  Shanghai river water the new bullion flavor

Tue, 03/12/2013 - 14:44 | 3323262 RacerX
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The real question is: Have they found horse meat in the pigs?

Tue, 03/12/2013 - 17:39 | 3323940 akarc
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and will IKEA be having a sale shortly?

Tue, 03/12/2013 - 14:48 | 3323275 Peter Pan
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Could this be China's own version of Fukushima?

Tue, 03/12/2013 - 14:52 | 3323276 Rustysilver
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Have they really found what type of disease these pigs (I mean animals) are dying of.  I need to schedule my swine flu shot.

There some farmers that post on ZH. How common is this that you would have such a die off.  You would think that animals would be somewhat isolated so you could control this.

 

Tue, 03/12/2013 - 14:54 | 3323312 youngman
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In China anything is possible....and I would not trust what they say.....but like I said below....they will eat them..you can bet on it..or use it for feed to other pigs...that is to much protein to waste....

Tue, 03/12/2013 - 15:25 | 3323490 ElvisDog
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Or they will simply sell the pork to another country. How many steps until it winds up in some Euro pork sausage lasagna product?

Tue, 03/12/2013 - 15:28 | 3323499 Big Corked Boots
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This is the country that had taken the oils and fats collected from the sewer grease seperators, reprocessed it, and then sold it back to restaurants. Yeah. There's gonna be a special on pork chops in China next week.

Tue, 03/12/2013 - 14:50 | 3323280 Edward Fiatski
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I take it the Chinese haven't heard of Allah & His Prophet Moham-mad?

At this rate, the number could reach DOW levels.

Tue, 03/12/2013 - 19:38 | 3324280 lotsoffun
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haha.  you yankee devil.  you think you rots of fun.  you think you rilly crever.

chinese have culture 6,000 years, you still riving in caves.

buddha make the zero.  zero rilly big.  where is bernake rearn his zeros?

let me aware you, we know zeros.  bernake make big zeros.  rots of zeros.  pigs die.

today we show you big pig.  tomorrow rots of zeros.

 

Tue, 03/12/2013 - 15:05 | 3323383 Mi Naem
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The link gets a "

404 Page Error

" at that site. 

Along with the explanation "We have led you astray. Sorry about that.",

there's a great gif on that 404 page. Definitely worth the page click! 

Tue, 03/12/2013 - 16:08 | 3323641 e_goldstein
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Sorry about that. Here's the link to the Youtube video:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pVecBww1vcE&list=PLE14A1A182AD82822&featu...

Tue, 03/12/2013 - 14:52 | 3323299 youngman
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Somewhere in China there is an aftermarket for pork...this crisis will not go to waste...no pun entended...someone is going to eat this...they like it a day or two old....lol

Tue, 03/12/2013 - 15:10 | 3323416 Zwelgje
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Next week they'll be cat food in Walmart. I hope.

Tue, 03/12/2013 - 14:57 | 3323302 EclecticParrot
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This little piggy went to market, this little piggy stayed home

This little piggy had roast beef, this little piggy had none

This little piggy hacked into Justin Bieber's Facebook account

And this little piggy jumped to his death rather than live in a polluted, oppressive country

Tue, 03/12/2013 - 14:53 | 3323303 q99x2
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They have a pig for every family pot. No wonder the Chinesers at my college are over 6 foot tall and run like antelopes. Time to bring the jobs back to the US.

Tue, 03/12/2013 - 14:57 | 3323318 ebworthen
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Bullish for chlorine.

Tue, 03/12/2013 - 14:56 | 3323325 youngman
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Well they should have known...pigs can fly..they can´t swim.....

Tue, 03/12/2013 - 14:59 | 3323344 LFMayor
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Now that Shanghai River
Is 3 miles wide
gonna float a dead hog bridge to the other side

Shanghai Woman
AnAnonymous Man
we get together
on the dead hog log jam

Shanghai River can't keep us apart
There's so much pork floating
we can just walk

Tue, 03/12/2013 - 15:12 | 3323427 LFMayor
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a down vote.  What the hell, did Conway Twitty take advantage of your drunk mama in '82 after that state fair concert, or what?

Tue, 03/12/2013 - 19:08 | 3324189 TheFourthStooge-ing
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Shanghai Woman
AnAnonymous Man
we get together
on the dead hog log jam

Ah ah, much creativity give you display on this placement. Could be instant classic in Chinese citizenist musicalism genre Country & Eastern.

Tue, 03/12/2013 - 20:02 | 3324328 akak
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Musical improvisationalizings above are putting to my mind this Chinese Citizenism famous classic of days of glorious Cultural Revolvalutions fabled past, by group is all, Guess Hu:

 

Americanism woman, stay away from me
Americanism woman, roundeye let me be
Don't come blob-up around my door
I don't want your citizenism no more

I got more important things to do
Than save Tibetan 'foreign devils' with you
Now woman, I said stay away
Americanism woman, listen what I say

Americanism woman, get away from Mao
Americanism woman, eat a floating sow
Don't come wokkin' around my door
Don't wanna see your hygiene no more

Poisoned rice can hypnotize
As long as I can monolize
Now woman, I said get away
Americanism woman, listen what I say

Tue, 03/12/2013 - 21:31 | 3324579 Jam Akin
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Guess Hu...most excellent akak!

Tue, 03/12/2013 - 19:13 | 3324203 Pareto
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I HAVE to ask.....is this, or could this be tied to Rush's Tom Sawyer?

Tue, 03/12/2013 - 15:00 | 3323346 PUD
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Jesus drove out demons from some crazed guy and into a herd of pigs who promptly jumped into a lake and drown....

From this we can deduce that ...

a. Jesus has returned and you all better look busy

b. Chinese are possessed by demons

c. The pope is the antichrist

d. all of the above

Tue, 03/12/2013 - 15:50 | 3323581 IridiumRebel
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By the choices, answer D looks best.

Tue, 03/12/2013 - 15:00 | 3323355 walküre
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My initial reaction was

Who killed the PIIGS and how can they be floating in a Chinese river?

Seriously though, this is concerning. Pigs don't just die of natural causes.

OUTBREAK!

Tue, 03/12/2013 - 15:01 | 3323356 Silverhog
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Fukushima Piggery

Tue, 03/12/2013 - 15:06 | 3323390 Stud Duck
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The"dumping" of pigs is illegal! One provice blames another, is thisthe start of a sessionist state in China. Using dead pigs as a weapon?? What gives here???

WE want to know about the pigs in China Erin, not if smoke is comming out of a group of pediphiles meeting!

Tue, 03/12/2013 - 15:09 | 3323401 Possible Impact
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Could be GMO Chinese Manatee Pig hybrid. Maybe version 1.1 will be able to swim.

 

Tue, 03/12/2013 - 15:09 | 3323408 hannah
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this is all bullshit...i often flavor my evian with a bit of putrid pig carcus i keep in a bottle on the counter in the hot sun. adds a flavor that i cant really describe...yum yum yum.....!

Tue, 03/12/2013 - 15:11 | 3323420 debtor of last ...
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About time they try to decimate the population via biological try outs.

Tue, 03/12/2013 - 15:12 | 3323425 css1971
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They should just ship em over to Findus. Who would know the difference?

Tue, 03/12/2013 - 15:13 | 3323437 tony bonn
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there is nothing to worry about unless they start to fly....

Tue, 03/12/2013 - 15:13 | 3323438 slackrabbit
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Due to horse meat being the dominant flesh, these pigs found themselves unemployed....

Tue, 03/12/2013 - 15:15 | 3323446 Tombstone
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Too many dead pigs spoiling your pot?  We have a 5 year plan for that...

Tue, 03/12/2013 - 19:32 | 3323465 TheGardener
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double post

Tue, 03/12/2013 - 15:19 | 3323467 TheGardener
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The food component as a percentage of CPI is about 10 % in the protestant western countries according to the graph. But MSM spin told us we only spent 10 % of income on food ! Got it ?

Food prices could double and if the other 90 % component of
CPI runs some specials due to lack of demand,official consumer prices could DECREASE without even the need to reshuffle the CPI basket ! Take that !

So if your SNAP card or European equivalent beer allowance runs dry halfway through the month, prices did not rise,
you just became more of a loser.

Tue, 03/12/2013 - 15:19 | 3323469 Albertarocks
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I had no idea there were that many bankers in China to begin with.  Wow.

Tue, 03/12/2013 - 15:24 | 3323476 Dead Canary
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Isn't this one of the signs of the Apocalypse:

And I heard a voice in the midst of the four beasts, And I looked and behold: a pale pig. And his name, that sat on him, was DEBT. And Hell followed with him.
~ Book of Revaluations

Tue, 03/12/2013 - 15:22 | 3323478 Tulpa
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Luckily there's plenty of creatures in the East China Sea that would be happy to eat rotting pigs.  Snapping turtles, sharks, North Koreans, etc.

Tue, 03/12/2013 - 15:27 | 3323494 reTARD
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Judging from the first chart, we could expect to see a lot more pigs coming downstream. That's my humble economic prediction, LOL.

Tue, 03/12/2013 - 15:40 | 3323538 Joebloinvestor
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I thought for sure they could get a Romanian meat processor to take them.

Those pigs must have really been in bad shape to be thrown in a river.

 

Amazing China is even disclosing this shit.

Tue, 03/12/2013 - 15:40 | 3323539 whoknoz
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"The surge in the dumping of dead pigs — believed to be from pig farms in the upstream Jiaxing area in the neighboring Zhejiang province..."

Yeah, that's probably a good place to start looking for the source of this debacle...

where is Charlie Chan when we need him...

Tue, 03/12/2013 - 15:48 | 3323573 22winmag
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Really unclean!

Tue, 03/12/2013 - 15:55 | 3323600 orangegeek
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And when the Chinese are reporting 6000, it's probably more like 60,000.

 

Makes one wonder.  What nasty virus did these animals have before they were cheaply disposed of in the river?

 

Good thinking China.  Homer Simpson would be proud.

Tue, 03/12/2013 - 19:08 | 3324191 Pareto
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+100 for the Homer Simpson movie reference.  forgot how hilarious that was!

Tue, 03/12/2013 - 15:56 | 3323606 RichardENixon
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Based on what I saw offered the last time I was at the local Chinkateria all-you-can-eat buffet, I'm guessing this kind of thing isn't all that unusual.

Tue, 03/12/2013 - 15:58 | 3323614 markar
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Costco stopped selling the large bag chicken jerky strips made in China my dog loves. (Yes, he's still alive and well after eating them for 3 years).I expect to see the pork version showing up on the shelves any day now which I will NOT buy.

Tue, 03/12/2013 - 16:05 | 3323630 Haager
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Piigs, bitches, just wait for the fish to follow.

Really, are these pigs confirmed dead or is this just a smokescreen to hide the real reason for foodprice inflation?

Another option: does the river full of dead pigs end anywhere near Senkaku?

Tue, 03/12/2013 - 16:13 | 3323662 FranSix
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You have to wonder if they culled the pigs after they were fed all of the available loaves of bakery over-production that for some reason didn't make it to market.

Tue, 03/12/2013 - 16:30 | 3323720 I did it by Occident
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I'm wondering why such an exact figure 5,916?  I'm sure a few were missed in the count.  Why not say 5900?  Usually, when people are "too exact" I take it to mean they are lying.  In which case, multiple by 3 and that is closer to the real answer. 

Tue, 03/12/2013 - 19:51 | 3324313 jumbo maverick
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Best observation of the day

Tue, 03/12/2013 - 16:31 | 3323723 Fezter
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Maybe some of the local farm bureaucrats finally got a hold of a few copies of "Animal Farm" and decided to prevent a potential coup against their administration.

Tue, 03/12/2013 - 16:31 | 3323724 Fezter
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Snowball Lives

Tue, 03/12/2013 - 16:42 | 3323772 Smuckers
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Just imagine, if they don't have a problem throwing 6,000 eviscerated and highly visible dead pigs in a river - what else don't they have a problem with putting in the water?

BULLISH in the BULRUSH.

 

 

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