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Is This Halal Or Kosher?

I served in the armed forces during the Korean War and learned to eat bacon and ham and whatever was on a menu since hunger, not religion was a dominant thought. Today, the US Army is providing both Halal and Kosher meals for Muslim and Jewish members of the military. Over 1.2 million such meals were given to troops during 2009. I wonder if this could begin a new trend which would result in respecting the religious and cultural beliefs of those who serve. Then again, if soldiers get the meal do they get the time off to enjoy it? After all, how about a Seder in Iraq or Afghanistan in order to show the local Muslims we are an equal opportunity employer?

i wonder if this could initiate a new trend that respects cultural and personal beliefs of members of the military. How about a little peyote seeking peace of mind, and time off to enjoy its pleasant dreams?


Each day we offer a selection of headlines that appeared in the world press along with our comments.

UAE, Khaleej Times: ‘Police Seize Licenses After Accidents”
Would it help seizing them BEFORE the accidents?

Israel, Haaretz: “Making Kosher Investments”
I assume that means no investments in pork companies.

UK, The Independent: “Rail Strike Hopes Dashed”
Shucks, how can we get the rail strike going?

South Africa, Argus: “Suspect Shoots Himself In Groin”
If he was a New York Giant football player, that would be three years in jail.

Sweden, The Local: ‘Many Swedish Students Fail Math”
Is this good or bad news?

Australia, Smith.com: “Bus Ride Home Ends In Brisbane”
I said, Canberra, you idiot, not Brisbane!

Turkey, Hurriyet: “Coffeehouse Manager Lights Up In Protest”
Was he lighting up a cigarette or the coffeehouse?

Denmark, Copenhagen Post: “New TV Show Gets Zero Viewers”
That is one TV show I would love to watch.

UK, Guardian: “Paramedic Fired For Oral Sex”
He claims he was giving her mouth to penis resuscitation.