“Maybe start developing your own constructive policies, and lighten up on the scurrilous attacks. Or are you still operating under the Kissinger-Cheney directive, which was to destroy the economy and render the government useless so that corporations can rule the world and can make slaves of us all? Yes, I thought so.”
Dec 1, 2013 at 14:37:26
“"Europe's free-speech laws are stricter than those in the U.S., and the suit will move on to the next stages."
This is unclear. Presumably a "stricter" free-speech law would give greater protection to free speech than what is current in the U.S. Yet apparently the opposite is true--Dylan's pronouncements are not fully protected by European free-speech laws, and therefore the free-speech laws are looser, not stricter, than those in the U.S.”
“I love when my dog licks his rectum and then licks my face. So cuuuuuuute!”
BeFairNow on Nov 27, 2013 at 06:41:43
“You'll be okay. After all, the average toothbrush is covered in microscopic particles of fecal material. If you can use your toothbrush every day without coming to harm, what's a few kisses from your dog?”
“I didn't say vegan diet was bad. I said is in no way superior to the safer, broader, less extreme, easier-to-maintain lacto-ovo-vegetarian diet. That is my sole contention, and nothing in any of those studies you listed contradicts it.
So the question, why are vegans so eager to sell us this extreme, faddish diet, when there are other options that are just as healthy? That's the question we have to ask.”
“1. Factory farming can and should be replaced by small, local farms to protect the environment, improve the food supply, and nurture healthier agriculture.
2. Health: There is no evidence that veganism is any healthier than the safer, easier to follow lacto-ovo-vegetarian diet. On the contrary, there is much more scientific evidence in favor of lacto-ovo and NO research indicating any health risks for it.
The first # 3. Medical savings: See #2 above. You don't have to be a vegan to reap the health benefits of vegetarianism.
The second #3: Meat production is not globally viable as presently configured, but small local production is viable, and can be done in an ecologically sustainable manner. Reduced consumption of meat and educational support for those who wish to pursue vegetarianism are reasonable near-term goals.
4. Compassion: A lacto-ovo vegetarian diet does not not harm any animals, as long as the animals involved are managed in a humanitarian way. Only radical vegans consider all animal-based food culture (dairy, eggs, honey, etc.) to be cruel and inhuman. Human beings have been living in symbiosis with food-producing animals for thousands of years.”
“1. There is a reason why we don't have smaller farms and they aren't coming back
2. Just because you are the typical American doesn't make you educated on the subject, because world wide doctors, nutritionist and scientist have all confirmed that a plant based diet is the healthiest including veganism
3.Yes vegetarianism can be healthy but you are fooling yourself if you believe dairy in America is safe or healthy.
second3, the emerging countries are turning to factory farming, see #1
4. Lacto-ovo harms both cows and chickens, on average chickens lay 1-2 eggs per day, not 5-6. Cows are kept in a constant state of forced pregnancy to keep them lactating, even after their calves are taken away from them. So yes being a lacto-ovo contributes to animal cruelty. I say this as one that has friends who own chickens and grew up near dairy farms (small). And we are far from being symbiotic to anything any more we control, dominate and destroy”
“It's true, and there are a lot of so-called vegans who are starving themselves without even knowing it. You can identify them easily by the narrow head-width at the temples, which indicates wasting of the muscles there, a sure sign of protein deficiency. It takes a very high degree of vigilance to maintain adequate protein intake on a vegan diet. It's hard to eat enough nuts and seeds, and nuts and seeds are getting mighty expensive. Organic walnuts cost more per pound than steak, last time I shopped for them. So you won't save much on a vegan diet, unless you own a pretty elaborate farm with lots of nut trees.”
Seattle Noir on Nov 26, 2013 at 07:47:39
“You are so full of it, I went vegan when I was unemployed, and it is very easy to get protein it is in nearly EVERYTHING we eat, as in there is protein in veggies, quinoa is complete in amino acids, rice, beans and more.”
priiincess on Nov 26, 2013 at 02:46:08
“Exacty...... I remembered the first time I met a vegan he was white as a ghost and skinny as all hell..... I was like, uuummm he dont look too healthy.....lol...... but when I did it (actually it was 6 months - not 2 (typo).... I felt awesome.......I ate many bowls of things like beans and pea soups, added cashews to my diet and mixed with oranges with brags for my dressings.... etc. I surely would love to do that now, but i would need a different lifestyle and a partner (man, husband, bf - whatever) that will eat the same way..... Believe it or not, today I was just ansy for a steak - not sure why but I caved and cooked one.... For some reason I felt better after I ate it, I think it means I am low of Vitamin B or something.......do YOU know? ty”
“The lacto-ovo-vegetarian diet is a much safer and easier-to-follow diet than veganism. It's benefits are well documented, as opposed to veganism. Give lacto-ovo a try, and enjoy your butter and cheese, and eggs, too. They are a good source of protein, vitamins, minerals, and friendly fats.”
“Slaughter and dress the animal yourself, and see how much you enjoy it.”
jimmyh1959 on Nov 26, 2013 at 10:13:11
“Thanks once again for showing that people on this post just try to be confrontational, with no sense of humor, but most of all very assuming. It is deer hunting season here and I can't wait for that backstrap on an open fire. Oh I am sorry, I will dress and butcher it myself. Since we all see the word through different eyes but you are trying to force your opinion, I will slaughter, dress and butcher it myslef.”