This is one of the reasons we should have normalized relations with Cuba. Cubans just love their pork: Pork with rice, pulled pork and beans, Cuban pork sandwiches, just about porco con everything imaginable.
At an average nationwide salary of $20.00/month, Cubans would not mind to have the smell, disease, and general overall discomfort of living in proximity to pig farms if we Americans could ante-up, say, an extra $5.00 or $10.00 a month premium to any and all Cubans who would have to live near or work at a pig farm. Virtually all U.S. pig farms (or at least those that would endanger lives, housing values or standards of living, such as the ones being contemplated for Jefferson County) could be relocated to the Island of Cuba (of course, there should be a 100-mile buffer zone between any pig farm and Guantanamo Bay...we don't want either our soldiers or our non-pork-eating Al-Quada prisoners put out). A side-benefit to our pig-removal? Peace! Better relations between the Commies and ourselves! --- In FairfieldLife@yahoogroups.com, Rick Archer <[EMAIL PROTECTED]> wrote: > > JFAN has been very active over the last month. As you may know, we have > approved four grants in the Jefferson County community, three to help in the > legal fight against the intrusive and harmful effects of hog factories > (CAFOs) and one to encourage sustainable, non-intrusive farming practices in > Jefferson County. We are now in the process of raising additional money to > fund these grants and others. > > One grant is to the Dick Simmons family. Dick is retired and was on the > Jefferson County Board of Supervisors for many years. Unfortunately, he is > now battling cancer. His son Tim, who is fighting in Iraq, lives even closer > to the CAFO. Without any warning, they have watched as a CAFO was > constructed within a stone¹s throw of their homes and they are devastated. > Their homes could be seriously devalued and they will be subjected to all > the detriments of the hog confinement. > > We need to help our neighborsand ourselves! Won¹t you please consider > contributing $50.00 to $100.00. Naturally, you can do more if you wish, or > you may need to contribute less due to personal circumstances. But it is > essential that everyone becomes involved. > > You can make your donation to: > Jefferson County Farmers and Neighbors, Inc. > PO Box 811 > Fairfield, IA 52556 > > The threat of hog factories is not a distant thought but something that > needs to be acted on now. More CAFOs are being planned in Jefferson County. > We do not want to become like our neighbor, Davis County. In 1997, they were > promised only 20 CAFOs would be built, but within 3 years, over 80 were > constructed and now they have 1 million hogs! > > There are dozens of reasons why it may not be the right time to give but > there is one big reason to contribute your health and happiness. > > We hate to put it this way, but if you don¹t do anything, then you have to > assume nothing will be done. We all know what that would mean to our > cherished community. > > We wish we could call you directly, but all of us involved in JFAN are > volunteers and time does not allow for that. If you have any questions, > please contact me. > > Best wishes for a healthy future. > > Robert Swanson > JFAN Officer and Board Member 641-209-6600 > PS We need to educate the public about the detrimental impact of CAFOs and > encourage sustainable agriculture. You can learn more about JFAN¹s > activities in these areas on our website, www.jfaniowa.org. > ------------------------ Yahoo! Groups Sponsor --------------------~--> Get fast access to your favorite Yahoo! Groups. Make Yahoo! your home page http://us.click.yahoo.com/dpRU5A/wUILAA/yQLSAA/JjtolB/TM --------------------------------------------------------------------~-> To subscribe, send a message to: [EMAIL PROTECTED] Or go to: http://groups.yahoo.com/group/FairfieldLife/ and click 'Join This Group!' Yahoo! Groups Links <*> To visit your group on the web, go to: http://groups.yahoo.com/group/FairfieldLife/ <*> To unsubscribe from this group, send an email to: [EMAIL PROTECTED] <*> Your use of Yahoo! Groups is subject to: http://docs.yahoo.com/info/terms/