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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.


Chicken – 4 April 2008
By Mary T. Hoffman

If you’ve ever wondered about what goes into those chicken nuggets and patties sold everywhere you turn nowadays, here are a few facts:

An icky little grease ball item like a chicken nugget can be made out of stuff from the four corners of the earth and is basically an assemblage of diseased flesh – skin, scabs, sores, bruises, pus. Chickens nuggets and patties supplied to the USDA’s National School Lunch Program have been said by inspectors to be made out of chickens who “usually have either airsacculitis, a pneumonia-like infection, or inflammatory process, which is similar to an infected cut.” In both cases, “pockets of pus” form in various parts of the body that can be “like a jelly.” However, “Even if a diseased bird is found, little is likely to happen.” An inspector can find “sores on 52 percent of the birds, and the company’s product still will pass inspection.”

By contrast, a vegan diet is not only an opportunity to create a less violent and toxic world, but an intelligent food safety choice that doesn’t depend on the government. Nor will a vegan diet sacrifice jobs or ruin the economy. As long as people exist, the same amount of food will have to be produced and sold, and all plant food has protein.

From: Vegan – More Than Just “Tofu and Sprouts” by Karen Davis of United Poultry Concerns; published in the Spring 2008 issue of “Poultry Press”

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