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Oh gosh,

Between this and the recent PETA video, can we please all be responsible for out own meat. Hunt or use a local farm where you can see how the animals are treated. Free range, organic. Something other than gobbling down who knows what, from who knows where.
 
Add another one to the list of occupational hazards on a hog farm: exploding buildings due to poop foam.

One just can't make stuff like this up.
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This reminds me of 27slashb...
This guy has been pranking random strangers for years. His funniest moments are so evil but so darn funny.
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Please find life on that new planet...
Please find life on that new planet...
Please find life on that new planet...
Please find life on that new planet...
Please find life on that new planet...
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This is why I just stop arguing with you when you use mercola or natural news as a source.

http://www.slate.com/articles/health_and_science/medical_examiner/2014/02/natural_news_is_a_facebook_hit_never_click_on_itsr_stories_about_cancer.html

I mean, really, point me to the doctor that says you shouldn't or don't need to eat right and exercise. That's basically the entirety of the good advice at these sites. Virtually everything else is bunk.
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Oh man, +1000.
 
Yep

 http://xkcd.com/1357/

Alt text: I can't remember where I heard this, but someone once said that defending a position by citing free speech is sort of the ultimate concession; you're saying that the most compelling thing you can say for your position is that it's not literally illegal to express.
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Pro or anti GMO, you should circle +Mary Mangan. She brings a wealth of great articles to light that don't appear in any of my other science streams.
 
The highest levels often occur in brown rice, because elements like arsenic accumulate in bran and husk, which are polished off in the processing of white rice. The Department of Agriculture estimates that on average arsenic levels are 10 times as high in rice bran as in polished rice.

But it's natural!
The rice plant is one of nature’s great metal scavengers, with potential health consequences for consumers.
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Posting just because its so cool. Look how small these parts are.
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I frankly don't get the message "go vegan" from this. I DO get the message to know where my meat comes from.

Can you watch the whole
thing?
 
Listen to Tyrion Lannister from Game of Thrones, he has an important message for all of us!
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As I learned more about animal husbandry, especially the comparisons between how many animals are routinely treated in industrial animal production processes, and how they could be treated in ecologically regenerative processes. At some point, when I was still following a Paleo diet, I started eating less meat, but all organic meat, as the organic certification had some higher standards in regard to animal treatment and care. Some time later, I had decided that I didn't want to support the industries where animals were treated the most callously, so chose to stop eating pork and chicken, unless I knew the conditions of the animals by visiting that farm; I also decided to stick with grass-fed organic beef as well at about the same time.

I switched to a plant-based diet, mostly for the health benefits; I'm not entirely on board with the ethical arguments but I do have a desire that animals experience no unnecessary suffering, which to me entails that their life is as good or better than they might live under wild/undominated conditions.

Though I do not consume animal products, I still plan to raise some livestock for purposes of regenerating the ecology and being able to grow more plant-food with the conjunction of some animal activity.

As an anarchist, doing everything I can do to reduce domination and engender cooperation is the path I choose to take. :-)

For this video, I think the message is, "if you currently, regularly consume industrially produced animal products, and you can't even watch this video about how some animals have been treated because it make you uncomfortable, then you may wish to reconsider some of your dietary choices", however the corollary might, "if nothing in this film bothers you and you consume most industrially produced animal products then your diet is probably consistent with your values".
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(X) student of humanity
 
They forgot meh category....

(√) Instigator 

#justsayin
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Hey +NuroSlam FreeMan maybe you want to go this route?
 
Would you stay the night in this #home and fulfill your childhood fantasies?

Source: http://bit.ly/1h7tgtU #tbt #throwbackthursday
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Thought of that, to heavy for my needs. And way to expensive, even buying lego in bulk used.
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Engineering manager who does a lot of engineering at H2Pump
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    Director of Systems Engineering, 2008 - present
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  • MTI microfuel cells
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Look at that ugly mug in the picture. Now for some of you, you may have to imagine some hair on  that head. For others of you, you may have to imagine the tongue on the inside of the mouth. And for some others still, you may be more used to t-shirt, shorts and sandals instead of a tux.
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Mostly worked in start-ups. Used to make creatures for hollywood films, you may even have heard of one or two of them. Got my PhD after 500 years of college.
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  • columbia prep
    1982 - 1986
  • Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute
    1986 - 1992
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