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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.


Are We Killing Ourselves? – 6 May 2009
By Mary T. Hoffman

If you haven’t read “The Swine Flu And Worldwide Economic Recession: Humanity's Salvation?” by Kathy Freston on, please visit 

This article starts out with the question, “Are we killing ourselves?” This may seem like a provocative attention-getter, but I understand the reasoning behind it and I couldn’t agree more.

Kathy Freston tells it the way it is, but also gives positive suggestions for making necessary changes that can help everyone.

Here are just a few quotes from this excellent article:

“…the meat industry poisons and depletes our clean air, potable water, and fertile topsoil almost more than any other sector of business. As just one example, the meat industry is responsible for about 18 percent of all global warming--that's almost half again as much as all cars, planes, and trucks combined.”

“And now it's become all too clear that factory farms are breeding grounds for viruses to mutate and become deadly.”

“Basically, our current food choices (the average American eats about 200 pounds of meat annually) are killing us on a host of different levels. Perhaps now more than ever, it's time to clear out old, tired, uninformed ways of eating and opt instead for food that nourishes us, is easy on the planet, and gives the animals some breathing room.”

My husband Frank and I went vegan over twenty years ago (better late than never, right?), and now that we are in our early seventies, we are in excellent health.

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