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Those of you still eating pork, can you view this video and still want that ham sandwich? Is bacon really so tasty that it’s worth this horrific price?
For those who believe this kind of abuse must be limited to only a handful of facilities, think again. Mercy for Animals founder Nathan Runkle recently told Harper’s Magazine: ”We have never found a facility where there wasn’t abuse. Finding it is not the issue. Our challenge is just to have a camera there when it happens.” [EXTRACT]
“Endless Afghanistan? US-Afghan agreement would keep troops in place and funds flowing, perhaps indefinitely”By
By Richard Engel, Chief Foreign correspondent
KABUL – While many Americans have been led to believe the war in Afghanistan will soon be over, a draft of a key U.S.-Afghan security deal obtained by NBC News shows the United States is prepared to maintain military outposts in Afghanistan for many years to come, and pay to support hundreds of thousands of Afghan security forces.
The wide-ranging document, still unsigned by the United States and Afghanistan, has the potential to commit thousands of American troops to Afghanistan and spend billions of U.S. taxpayer dollars.
The document outlines what appears to be the start of a new, open-ended military commitment in Afghanistan in the name of training and continuing to fight al-Qaeda. The war in Afghanistan doesn’t seem to be ending, but renewed under new, scaled-down U.S.-Afghan terms.
“Leader Pelosi will be interviewed live by David Gregory of NBC’s Meet the Press on Sunday, November 17th from the NBC News’ Washington Bureau. The interview will air at the top of the 10:30 a.m. ET hour on NBC Channel 4 in Washington. Please check your local listings for exact times and station details in your area.”
A veteran-employment slump dubbed “a national disgrace” in March has veered from pontification and promises to a true hiring push as 117,000 ex-members of the U.S. military and their spouses gained work during the past year, according to a report published Monday.
Those filled jobs were spread among 185 companies that earned spots on the 2014 ranking of America’s most “military-friendly employers,” as assessed and compiled by Victory Media and released to NBC News.
“These are the folks that have built the right programs to recruit transitioning service members and their spouses,” said Sean Collins, vice president of Victory Media and a former U.S. Navy pilot. “The hiring done by our (listed) companies very likely covers vast preponderance of the folks hired from the military community. These are not pledges. These companies are providing solutions.”
The annual list, to be published in the December edition of G.I. Jobs magazine, is led for the second consecutive year by San Antonio-based USAA, a financial-services outfit created in 1922 by Army officers as a mutual insurance company. Other companies grabbing top-10 spots include Verizon Communications, Booz Allen Hamilton, Union Pacific Railroad and AlliedBarton Security Services. The rankings are calculated and weighted based on surveys completed by the businesses. Results are checked by Ernst & Young LLP.