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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.


E. coli and Manure – 19 September 2008
By Mary T. Hoffman

“Today’s confined cattle live in their own excrement, which is the carrier of the deadly E. coli strain 0157:H7. Caked-on manure will migrate to edible portions during dehiding, thanks to line speeds of 390 animals per hour and laborers who are not always properly skilled. Ground beef today is made up of mixtures of hundreds or even thousands of animals. The grinding process brings surface pathogens to patty interiors that may, down the road, not be cooked adequately. A university study found that 0157:H7 may also be harbored in the interior of a solid piece of meat.”
– From “101 Reasons Why I’m a Vegetarian” by Pamela Rice 

Customers entering an area supermarket can take paper towels dampened with an anti-bacterial for use in wiping the handles of their shopping carts. When you stop to think about all the bacteria in the animal-derived products sold in these stores, this is an almost laughable “band aid” gesture. How much better off we would all be – humans and other animals – if this were a vegan world!

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