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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.


Going Green – 3 July 2008
By Mary T. Hoffman

Seems like “going green” to help conserve the environment has reached the status of a “feel-good fad.” A case in point: an area supermarket sells green tote bags emblazoned with some sort of environmental message.

Seeing a shopper come out with two such green bags – one in each hand – caused me to wonder how many people really understand how the products they purchase to carry in these green bags affect the environment that they are urged to protect. If this shopper is typical of the ones we see standing in check-out lines, their token efforts at “going green” hardly scratch the surface of the problem: the Standard American Diet (SAD) that is loaded with the animal-derived products of extreme cruelty contribute to more greenhouse gases than all the motor vehicles in the world.

If more consumers were told the truth so that they could make intelligent, ethical choices, “going vegan” would be seen as the logical conclusion to this dilemma. Instead, the powerful flesh/dairy/egg industries, with their lobbyists and ubiquitous commercial ads, remain in control.

Going Vegan is the only solution – good for the other animals, good for humans, and good for the environment. It’s that simple!

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