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Re: Satire/irony

Post by Mark » Wed Apr 18, 2012 9:40 am

"How about...NOTHING!"
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Post by Mark » Wed Apr 18, 2012 10:04 am

"three great outrages" (page 43)
http://books.google.com/books?id=7rJ5gI ... t.&f=false
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Post by Mark » Sun Apr 22, 2012 2:36 pm

"You can't use any other metal for making paint and get the same results." ha
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Post by Mark » Sun May 13, 2012 2:41 am

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Post by Mark » Wed May 23, 2012 1:24 am

The Center of all Things (A bit overdramatic)
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Post by Mark » Fri May 25, 2012 2:11 pm

Reader comment.
"he'd been rousted from the bed he shared with a 17 year old woman, naked and confused"
"I'm 66 years old, my life is very dull normally."

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Post by Mark » Fri Jun 01, 2012 2:59 pm

"Due to the increased rates of medical problems and prenatal failures, large amounts of hormones and antibiotics are administered to both surrogate mothers and clones. This adds to the overuse of antibiotics in agriculture and the resulting resistant bacteria that can cause difficult to treat illnesses in humans. Additionally, few studies have actually looked at the safety of consuming products from clones and their offspring and no long-term studies have looked at potential health risks associated with eating these products."
"Diets high in red and processed meat have been found to be associated with greater mortality from cardiovascular disease and cancer. Additionally, such a diet is connected to higher rates of Type 2 Diabetes. Red meats are often high in saturated fats which increase cholesterol levels leading to greater risk of heart disease and stroke."
"Animals raised on grain fed (i.e., corn, soy, etc.) diets versus a more sustainable grass-fed diet may have higher levels of total fat, saturated fat, cholesterol, and calories. Additionally, some studies have found that animals raised on such a diet have less Vitamin E and C, beta carotene, and omega-3 fatty acids compared to their grass-fed counterparts."
http://www.psr.org/chapters/oregon/safe ... ystem.html

"In December 1997, the Senate Agricultural Committee released a report that stated that animals raised for food produce 130 times as much excrement as the entire human population, roughly 68,000 pounds per second, all without the benefit of waste treatment systems. A Scripps Howard synopsis of the report (April 24, 1998) stated: "It’s untreated and unsanitary, bubbling with chemicals and disease-bearing organisms. ... It goes onto the soil and into the water that many people will, ultimately, bathe in, wash their clothes with, and drink. It is poisoning rivers and killing fish and sickening people."
"Caring for the environment means protecting all of our planet’s inhabitants, not just the human ones. Animals suffer extreme pain and deprivation on today’s factory farms. Chickens have their beaks sliced off with a hot blade, pigs have their tails chopped off and their teeth removed with pliers, and male cows and pigs are castrated all without anesthesia. The animals are crowded together and dosed with hormones and antibiotics to make them grow so quickly that their hearts and limbs often cannot keep up, causing crippling and heart attacks. Finally, at the slaughterhouse, they are hung upside down and bled to death, often while fully conscious."
http://www.thenazareneway.com/vegetaria ... onment.htm

"The scientific world eventually caught up with Leonardo’s until fairly recently unknown scientific insights, but his ethical outlook is post-modern. While mankind continues to use intellect to enslave, kill, steal from, and terrorize his fellow humans and animals, we perhaps really should rate him in that aspect as "far below the level of the beasts." Given the greater variety of "simple" and "compound" foods available today, together with the health and environmental advantages, and the horrible nature of factory farming and the slaughterhouse, we can imagine what da Vinci would write of us when we consider how relatively few members of affluent societies have embraced an animal-free diet. As individuals, we may not have direct control of the "most bestial madness," but we are directly responsible for the cruelty unnecessarily perpetuated in the name of our dietary proclivities. Isn’t it remarkable that people who consider their dogs and cats as beloved family members, can without a second thought, eat pigs, which are "personable" animals of similar intelligence to their pets? When we consider that Americans until not so long ago continued to allow slavery (children of freed African-American slaves are still alive), despite the founding Declaration of Independence which declared "We hold these Truths to be self-evident, that all Men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty, and the Pursuit of Happiness," we again realize how hypocritical, self-serving at the expense of justice to others, and narrow minded people can be."
http://www.ivu.org/history/davinci/hurwitz.html

Brian Greene, Witten’s foremost protégé (he was on The Colbert Report last week). He refuted Einstein’s theory that space can stretch but not tear, and by age nine, could multiply thirty-digit numbers in his head. In an interview on science, morality, and vegetarianism for The Supreme Master Ching Hai News, Greene stated:
Q: Why do you think so many of the greatest geniuses have been vegetarian?
G: From my limited experience, vegetarians typically are people who are willing to challenge the usual, accepted order of things. Moreover, they’re often people willing to sacrifice their own pleasures in pursuit of what they believe is right. These same qualities are often what’s needed to make great breakthroughs in the arts and sciences.

Q: Why do you think other scientists are still not vegetarian?
G: I would ask, more generally, why the vast majority of people are not vegetarian. I think the answer is that most people don’t question the practice of eating meat since they always have. Many of these people care about animals and the environment, some deeply. But for some reason—force of habit, cultural norms, resistance to change—there is a fundamental disconnect whereby these feelings don’t translate into changes of behavior.
"Going vegan happened later. I visited an animal rescue farm in upstate New York and learned much about the dairy industry which was so disturbing that I could not continue to support it. Within days I gave up all dairy."
http://www.elephantjournal.com/2011/02/ ... getarians/
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Post by Mark » Tue Jul 10, 2012 2:24 pm

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Re: Satire/irony

Post by metiz » Tue Jul 10, 2012 2:55 pm

Just one more Mark!
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Re: Satire/irony

Post by Mark » Tue Jul 31, 2012 1:16 pm

Might have potential for an interesting jam jar effect, the water functioning as both a fuel and cooling source.
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Re: Satire/irony

Post by Mark » Sat Dec 08, 2012 2:34 pm

Breathe deep the gathering gloom
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Re: Satire/irony

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