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#118249 - 12/28/03 01:45 PM Re: Swine and Pearls
musick Offline
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...whereas "swine" are people who are morally debased...

Are those who are called "swindlers" doing something other than debasing?


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#118250 - 12/28/03 02:25 PM Re: Swine and Pearls
wwh Offline
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Swindlers have to be supersalesmen, since they are selling gold plated bricks. A fašade of good manners is essential.
The are only swine at heart.


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#118251 - 12/29/03 12:17 PM Re: Swine and Pearls
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Swindlers ... are only pigs at heart.

How true, wwh.

Didja' know, they can put pig parts in human hearts, nowadays, and the human immune system won't reject them. [Recovering patients sometimes squeal a little bit, but that's a reaction to the bill, not the surgery.]

But, we shouldn't be too proud of ourselves, wwh.

We can put pig in a heart, and save a few lives, but no-one knows how to put heart in a pig.

If we could do that, we could save the planet.


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#118252 - 12/29/03 12:42 PM Re: Swine and Pearls
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Pigs don't deserve their low status. If given ample living space,they are quite clean. A psychologist told me that they are so smart, they spoil research using them by perceiving researcher's intentions, and devising alternate
solutions.


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#118253 - 12/29/03 03:09 PM Re: Swine and Pearls
Zed Offline
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Quite true Dr. Bill. My uncles pigs had a large pen and picked one corner for a latrine but left the rest clean. They roll in mud because, having so little hair, they sunburn otherwise. Only if they have no mud and no shade do they roll in excrement. On the other hand (hmmm poor mental image there!) pig poop does smell worse that any other, non-feathered, barnyard resident.


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#118254 - 12/29/03 07:38 PM Re: Swine and Pearls
wwh Offline
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One thing I discovered about pigs is that they can be a big
help clearing land. When my wife on 3 1/2 acres wanded
a couple acres of stumps and rocks removed, putting the pigs into a quarter of an acre, they dug up enough of roots
that my tractor could pull up whole stump. And the turned up buried stones so I could get them with stone boat.
The goats helped too. There was a tangle of barbed wire,
brambles, vines with thorns,bittersweet, and poison ivy. The goats ate back the green stuff, including poison ivy, exposing wire so I could cut out pieces of it. I wonder if the early settlers used animals to help clear land.


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#118255 - 12/29/03 11:53 PM Re: Swine and Pearls
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For a different perspective on pigs, I'd recommend watching a delightful movie - Babe. As regards hygiene associations, I have heard 'filthy swine' or 'dirty swine' as curses, for what *that's worth. Shanks, :-(

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#118256 - 12/30/03 08:48 AM Re: Swine and Pearls
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the goats ate back the green stuff, including poison ivy

Goats have become eco-lawnmowers. They even eat weed seeds so the weeds don't return.

There are even rent-a-goat services. No noisy lawnmowers. No herbicides. No energy consumption, human or otherwise.

Suburbanites everywhere are going whole-hog on goats.

http://seattletimes.nwsource.com/html/localnews/2001542161_goats18m.html




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#118257 - 12/30/03 08:57 AM Re: Swine and Pearls
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Oh, I, too, have heard of the rent-a-goat services! Very funny to consider in their inarguable practicality--and I suppose they would fertilize the lawn while trimming it! Perhaps the more fastidious renters would insist upon diapered goats.


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#118258 - 12/30/03 09:03 AM Re: Swine and Pearls
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Here in LA county they have "rent a herd of goats" to eat the brush that otherwise would feed brushfires.I have wondered why they don't do that to kudzu in Georgia.


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