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Discussion in 'Off Topic' started by breadnatty08, Dec 20, 2012.

  1. Made_in_womb

    Made_in_womb Lurker

    What about Human meat?

    I'm a pescetarian. Mydiet excludes land animals and birds, but includes fish, mollusks, and crustaceans in addition to fruits, vegetables, plants, legumes, nuts, and grains.I know I should go completely Veggie though fish is rich in Omega fatty acids that help prevent heart disease .

    No thing is Taboo!, as evidently no thing is sacred ( created ),everything changes over time . But Treating other animals,especially with similar physiology as humans, as simply food products ,rather than thinking,feeling Organisms ,is mindless and extremely cruel .Domesticated Animals,including humans, should at the very least be given decent living conditions rather then caged all their lives.

    We all have opinions ! .Though Those whom base their thoughts on evidence,gained through the scientific method ,are more likely to be actually facts .
    The scientific evidence strongly suggests that eating a varied vegetarian diet is better for the individual's health and that of the environment .


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  2. Bob Maxey

    Bob Maxey Android Expert

    That's the thing about food. Lots of regional specialties that outsiders often do not get. What you consider to be yucky or bad is routine in other places. The aforementioned rocky mountain oysters are but one example.

    I do not like them and I will not like them and I will never try them because just thinking about them makes it uncomfortable to sit. Ouch, you poor little baby cows, we guys feel for you. That said, I dearly love deep fried and battered chicken gizzards and when turkey time rolls around, I demand the neck.

    If you visit places where crawdads are popular, you should try them. The meat is wonderful, especially in chowder.

    Here in Utah, we apparently invented the ever so popular fry sauce. That pinkish mixture of ketchup and mayonnaise. We also seem to love Jell-O and we eat allot of the stuff. Very popular with the Mormons.

    I recall being occasionally offered chopped chicken liver. I could not stand the idea because my mother and granny loved liver and onions and I thought the two foods must be about the same. Once I tried chopped liver, I could not get enough of the stuff. Still can't.

    Try the odd foods and you might learn that when vast numbers of people down south eat crawdads, they might know a thing or two.

    Go and buy a passel of mud bugs, boil them up right proper and dump them on the table. Suck those heads and have a cold beer.
  3. Bob Maxey

    Bob Maxey Android Expert

    I'll bet I can find a study that says (with equally strong evidence or perhaps lots of BS) that eating a diet that includes meat is just fine, too. One could argue that the environmental aspects you mentioned are pure BS and other studies say the pure BS is even more pure BS. All I know is I usually feel great after a nice plate of roasted beast, unless the cook over salted or added too much oil or God forbid, added corn. I hate the stuff unless it is in cornbread or on the cob.

    My granny--who lived to be older than most dirt
  4. Bob Maxey

    Bob Maxey Android Expert

    There is an old phrase I'll paraphrase: "You may love sausage but you never want to see it being made." Or something like that. I think it is actually has to do with laws. Like food, you never want to see them made. Or something like that.

    Visiting a processing plant; a slaughterhouse or a place where eggs are processed, for example, and you might give up some foods.

    Crawdads are also called "Swamp Bugs" and they look like things no normal person would ever take internally. Not surprised some people might wonder about eating one.

    I have spend lots of time in various factories and processing plants and in some cases, what goes on can put you off your food for some time to come.
  5. MoodyBlues

    MoodyBlues Compassion is cool!
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    But for people like me--who are vegan or vegetarian because it's WRONG and CRUEL to abuse animals--it doesn't matter how many studies show that eating the flesh of sentient beings is just fine. (It's not 'meat'--it's the flesh of a sentient being. 'Meat' is a name given by society to put distance between what it really is and what it's perceived to be.) I couldn't care less if eating the flesh of sentient beings is perfectly fine and healthy and wonderful for humans, because THAT has nothing to do with my reasons for being veggie.

    That's too bad, because Peta's undercover videos have CONSISTENTLY caused factory farms, slaughterhouses, and other places of animal abuse to be SHUT DOWN and/or HEAVILY FINED. See, they don't make this stuff up. They shoot real video of real events, and when the videos are given to the FDA or whichever agency is appropriate, the perpetrators cannot deny guilt because they're right there on film. Hence the reason they get shut down, fined, and/or retrained.

    Go visit a mainstream slaughterhouse. Or, gasp!, view some ACTUAL FILMS of slaughterhouses doing things like dragging 'downed' cows with a forklift by chains around their necks. Watch as FULLY CONSCIOUS sentient beings are hoisted by chains by their back legs and have their throats slit. Watch as some are skinned while still alive.

    This is one of THE most ridiculous and tiresome 'arguments' I've heard over the not-quite-25 years since I stopped participating in the cruelty to animals that is the meat industry. :rolleyes: Really, it gets old. Plants do not have central nervous systems and brains. Animals do. Case closed. You're free to do some research yourself if you're so inclined; head to your local medical school library and read up on anatomy and physiology of sentient beings vs plants.

    Exactly! Hopefully one day the light bulb will go off in your head, like it did in mine back in 1988, and you'll see the error of your ways. :p

  6. saptech

    saptech Android Expert

    I will admit, I do indulge in eating meat but not all meats. I'm thinking about becoming a vegetarian or such after working in the local stockyards years ago.

    I always say about eating meat, we're making our bodies a graveyard for dead animals...that should tell us something!
  7. Speed Daemon

    Speed Daemon Android Expert

    Yeah, I hear that DHMO levels are climbing in many places around the world. :D
  8. EarlyMon

    EarlyMon The PearlyMon
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    Hydrogen hydroxide is an even bigger problem.
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  9. Bob Maxey

    Bob Maxey Android Expert

    I remember a safety audit on the production line. We were required to label every product as well as the potential safety concerns. We had to affix little labels to the deionized water as well as the rubbing alcohol.

    I could see the insurance companies point; every chemical should be labeled, regardless of how non-threatening it is.

    The aqueous washer was interesting. We had to label that, too. What we were not required to label was the solvent cleaner. We had just the one, back in the low volume days when we were building modems for Toshiba. We put modems in a little basket ad lowered it into a vat of solvent.

    So you are correct. Hydrogen Hydroxide is of concern to some people. Like insurance people. But I am tough . . . I bathe in the stuff.

    OMG . . . Google is so slow. Must be all of the people Googling Hydrogen Hydroxide.
  10. Bob Maxey

    Bob Maxey Android Expert

    MY GOD . . . you keep some poor animal captive and you demean it by calling it a pet?

    As for eating one
  11. MoodyBlues

    MoodyBlues Compassion is cool!
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    Yes! Indeed I do. They're all rescues. That means I SAVED their lives and have given them a cushy, spoiled, loving home to live in safely. :)

  12. SamuraiBigEd

    SamuraiBigEd Under paid Sasquatch!

    I use DHMO to make my coffee, I like the strong stuff!
  13. EarlyMon

    EarlyMon The PearlyMon
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    I use hydric acid for my espresso.

    And drop the Bible arguments altogether before they start. No one needs the last word on that -

    - THIS WAS IT. ;) :)
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  14. SamuraiBigEd

    SamuraiBigEd Under paid Sasquatch!

    Oh yes, DHMO is also good for washing your vehicle, add a little soap and it really gets that stuck on road grime off!:D
  15. Bob Maxey

    Bob Maxey Android Expert

    No humans. Nope.
  16. breadnatty08

    breadnatty08 pain rustique
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    Anything other than eating meat that's taboo? :thinking:
  17. SamuraiBigEd

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  18. Speed Daemon

    Speed Daemon Android Expert

    Show off! :p You might as well use hydric acid... ;)
  19. cjr72

    cjr72 Android Enthusiast

    I'm in the opposite situation, a Yankee now living in Texas and I love crawfish or mudbugs as they are sometime referred to, sucking the juice out of the head and all. :p
  20. Espis

    Espis Newbie

    Whale meat is legal here in Norway, and the subject was discussed in a public debate some years ago. I guess you could say that it was a hot topic at the time.

    Hans Bauge - Hvalfangst - YouTube

    Here's the link to it. You should spend two minutes to see it, it's hilarious! :D
  21. wyndslash

    wyndslash Android Expert

    we have a local dish here called dinuguan: pig's innards cooked in pig's blood.

    frog's legs are also yummy, but not sure if it's really a taboo food.

    and to the comment on pre-marital sex, i still consider it a personal taboo.

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