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"Joyful Curmudgeon" An oxymoron?
No! I see all the beauty of God's creation and I'm joyful.  At the same time, I see all the suffering and corruption going on in the world, and feel called to help expose and end it so that we may have true peace and compassion.


Do You Eat Feces and Don’t Know It? – 19 September 2007
By Mary T. Hoffman

Most people probably never think, or perhaps never choose to think, that they routinely ingest animal feces. Yes, much of it is cooked; but what about the raw animal products, most of which are contaminated by fecal bacteria, according to the USDA. In many cases, these raw animal products are handled on surfaces where vegetables are cut and nobody thoroughly disinfects the surfaces or the knives used. In any case, feces are feces – cooked or raw! No wonder there is so much so-called “stomach flu” and food poisoning going around!

Here is a little food for thought:

“In the mid-1970’s, chicken processors argued that in order to keep up with skyrocketing demand they should be allowed to merely rinse off fecal matter from bird carcasses rather than cut away affected parts. The government gave in to the processors’ request, and the rule stands to this day. A number of studies have since proved that rinsing carcasses, even up to 40 times, is ineffective at dislodging the filth. Moreover, the violent motion of factory defeathering rubber fingers not only works to squirt feces out from the carcasses, it can push bacteria deep into crevices of the birds’ skin where no process is able to remove it.”

~From 101 Reasons Why I’m a Vegetarian, Seventh Edition, 2007 by Pamela Rice (Reason 21)

I wonder how many people are going to have their next meal with poop sauce!?

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