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UN Wants to Grab That Burger Right Out of Your Hands
IRN News ^ | Friday, June 11, 2010 | Dan Gainor

Posted on 06/12/2010 9:33:41 AM PDT by DaveyB

The global nanny state wants to take another bite out of your freedom. Its new target – your dinner plate.

The Guardian reported on June 2 that the UN was supporting a switch to a radical anti-meat agenda. “A global shift towards a vegan diet is vital to save the world from hunger, fuel poverty and the worst impacts of climate change, a UN report said today,” wrote the paper.

Here’s how the group Vegan Action describes this extreme vegetarianism. “While vegetarians choose not to use flesh foods, vegans also avoid dairy and eggs, as well as fur, leather, wool, down, and cosmetics or chemical products tested on animals.

Rush Limbaugh

The UN report is all about the environmental impact of “consumption and production,” or pretty much what humans do – eat and make stuff. It warns: “A substantial reduction of impacts would only be possible with a substantial worldwide diet change, away from animal products.”

People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals goes even further. The group that fills the Internet with public relations stunts and actresses going naked rather than wearing fur, is even more radical than the UN. PETA says “animals are not ours to use for food, clothing, entertainment, experimentation, or any other purpose.”

No leather belts. No leather shoes. No cheese. No eggs. No new medical technology because it was tested on Fluffy and her friends. Most of all, no meat, because animal flatulence is supposedly a major greenhouse gas. (Unless we can supply Beano to every cow on the planet.)

The UN is once again marginalizing itself. You hope.

Yes it’s hard to take the UN seriously, especially on climate change, where bogus statistics and claims are commonplace. But this isn’t the standard UN silliness. This is one more bite at the apple (I think that’s approved even by PETA) to get Westerners to change how they live. It’s all part of the global warming strategy to get us to give up living like civilized humans. The left wants us all to move back into caves, eat nuts and berries and live in harmony with Mother Nature.

Naturally, while the UN is having a cow about, well, you having a cow, the media are either silent or supportive.

Time magazine has already served up an article called “Tastes Like Chicken: The Quest for Fake Meat.” The magazine spent more than 1,000 words giving us a taste of the new world order. “Do we really need to kill animals to live? Today, the hunger for meat is also contributing to the climate-change catastrophe.” The article goes on to give its readers something to chew on: “So the idea of fake meat has never been more alluring.”

Author John Cloud focused on people like “the creator of Tofurky and dean of soy-meat inventors,” products like “a meat analogue” that he tried eating in three dishes. “None were very good.” Duh.

The dystopian dinner the author would have us eat isn’t quite cooked up yet. Thank God. But Time’s already marketing it as a complete substitute to our evil meat habit. The piece ends with this feel-good recipe: “Maybe one day you’ll order a chicken fajita at Chili’s that is made with soy. You almost certainly won’t notice the difference, but the planet will.”

Predictably, The New York Times wants to play diet doctor too. On March 21, it profiled “Clueless” actress Alicia Silverstone, who has become a PETA poster child and a strident anti-meat moron (oops, vegan) ever since she had a heart-to-heart with her dog.

“At one point I looked at my dog, who was my best friend, and I thought, If I’m not going to eat you, then how can I eat these other creatures who have the same capacity for love and joy,” said the budding Doctor Doolittle. What the dog thought, we don’t know. But “The karma of turning vegan is amazing,” she told the author.

Another Times story from November underscored the rising popularity of this crazy diet because 1 percent of the population, including “celebrities like Ellen DeGeneres” participate. That story also quoted one vegan making the typical media claim, “veganism has become hipper.”

Carnivores like the remaining 300 million-plus Americans are still in charge, but the left and the media will keep singing the glories of this obscure diet until even shoe leather isn’t on the menu. By then, eco-fascism will have sucked the life out of living and taken away everything not approved by some gray bureaucrat.


TOPICS: Business/Economy; Culture/Society; Extended News; Government
KEYWORDS: environmentalism; hunger; liberalstupidity; poverty; un; uselessnations
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Save the planet - Eat a vegan!
1 posted on 06/12/2010 9:33:41 AM PDT by DaveyB
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To: DaveyB

UN Wants to Grab That Burger Right Out of Your Hands

Sure they do

Let em try.


2 posted on 06/12/2010 9:34:38 AM PDT by DontTreadOnMe2009 (So stop treading on me already!)
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To: DontTreadOnMe2009

... and pass me a ham sandwich after the burger....


3 posted on 06/12/2010 9:35:29 AM PDT by himno hero
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To: DaveyB

This has been the agenda for quite a while. They just haven’t been public about it.


4 posted on 06/12/2010 9:35:45 AM PDT by driftdiver (I could eat it raw, but why do that when I have a fire.)
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To: DaveyB

Go Vegan - Halve Your Lifespan!


5 posted on 06/12/2010 9:36:21 AM PDT by Jack Hydrazine (It's the end of the world as we know it and I feel fine!)
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To: DaveyB

Yeah, like over my dead rare T-bone they can just try it!


6 posted on 06/12/2010 9:36:51 AM PDT by Merlinator (Take them all down...one czar at a time FUBO)
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To: DaveyB
The Vegetarian Myth: Food, Justice and Sustainability
7 posted on 06/12/2010 9:37:22 AM PDT by E. Pluribus Unum ("The only stable state is the one in which all men are equal before the law." -- Aristotle)
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To: himno hero

Puts me in mind of my uncle who owned a three legged pig.....


8 posted on 06/12/2010 9:37:45 AM PDT by shibumi (Pablo (the Wily One) signed up for the "Hippo Attack" ping list!)
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To: DaveyB

Bin Laden picked the worong building.


9 posted on 06/12/2010 9:38:31 AM PDT by Merlinator (Take them all down...one czar at a time FUBO)
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To: DaveyB
UN Wants to Grab That Burger Right Out of Your Hands

Note to the UN: Try it and draw back a nub...

10 posted on 06/12/2010 9:38:35 AM PDT by mewzilla (Still voteless in NY-29. Over 250 roll call votes missed and counting...)
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To: DaveyB
PETA says “animals are not ours to use for food, clothing, entertainment, experimentation, or any other purpose.”

Graybeard says, "PETA can go to hell" and that carries just as much authority as PETA's proclamations.

11 posted on 06/12/2010 9:43:37 AM PDT by Graybeard58 (No Romney,No Mark Kirk (Illinois), not now, not ever!)
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To: Merlinator

He was smart not to bomb his allies.


12 posted on 06/12/2010 9:45:04 AM PDT by Niuhuru (The Internet is the digital AIDS; adapting and successfully destroying the MSM host.)
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To: DaveyB

I hate chicken. Ban chicken now! Or better yet, tax it out of existence.


13 posted on 06/12/2010 9:45:12 AM PDT by Graybeard58 (No Romney,No Mark Kirk (Illinois), not now, not ever!)
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To: DaveyB

Love your bumper sticker! As a celiac, I eat a fairly large amount of meat as a primary protein source. I’ll be dipped in balloon juice before I’ll let anyone keep me from eating meat, especially wafflebrains of the UN or the left in general. Same goes for my kids.


14 posted on 06/12/2010 9:48:12 AM PDT by sayuncledave
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To: shibumi
Puts me in mind of my uncle who owned a three legged pig.....

Details, we need more details dammit!

15 posted on 06/12/2010 9:49:57 AM PDT by Graybeard58 (No Romney,No Mark Kirk (Illinois), not now, not ever!)
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To: DaveyB

“the rising popularity of this crazy diet because 1 percent of the population”

And Tea Party members are a lunatic “fringe?”


16 posted on 06/12/2010 9:51:25 AM PDT by Dr. Bogus Pachysandra ( Ya can't pick up a turd by the clean end!)
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To: Graybeard58

The pig had saved his life by dragging him out of his double-wide which had caught fire in the trailer park near Kenosha.

When asked how the pig had lost its leg, he replied:

“A pig that special, you don’t eat all at once.”


17 posted on 06/12/2010 9:53:42 AM PDT by shibumi (Pablo (the Wily One) signed up for the "Hippo Attack" ping list!)
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To: DaveyB

There isn’t a shred of *objective* scientific evidence that supports the idea that a vegetarian or vegan diet is healthier than a balanced diet.

While many studies purport to show just that, a closer look at the methodologies reveals that they are only looking at a short term effect in parametrics such as triglyceride level changes when study subjects switch from an omnivorous to a vegetarian/vegan diet. But looking at their diets before and after, one quickly realizes that there is no basis on which to compare the before and after diets. For example, in one study, the subjects typically ate danishes for breakfast, cheeseburgers and fries for lunch, and buttery mashed potatoes, chicken fried steaks, and biscuits drenched in gravy for dinner... of course the vegetarian diet was an improvement.

There are also studies that show that children raised on strictly vegetarian diets simply do not do as well as children fed balanced diets. One study in particular showed that children on vegetarian diets otherwise receiving comparable nutrients and calories intellectually lagged behind the control group consuming animal products—and the intellectual lag remained even when they were switched to a balanced diet. In other words, their intellectual deficit was permanent.

The idea that animals raised for food and other products are somehow environmentally damaging is ludicrous. Animals have been a part of the ecosystem forever; by what logic are they suddenly an environmental hazard? There is NO criteria by which a cow is environmentally damaging, but a buffalo is not.

Last, since the animals we raise for food eat many plants that we can’t, and those plants grow in places that are marginal for growing plants that humans can consume directly—is there even enough arable land to grow the huge increase in edible plants that would be required for such a diet change on such a massive scale? How much wildlife habitat would be lost in trying to develop the arable land?

This whole idea only shows the stupidity of trying to base policy on political ideas instead of empirical evidence.


18 posted on 06/12/2010 9:54:15 AM PDT by exDemMom (Now that I've finally accepted that I'm living a bad hair life, I'm more at peace with the world.)
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To: Jack Hydrazine

That’s it exactly!


19 posted on 06/12/2010 9:54:44 AM PDT by Spudx7
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To: Graybeard58
“A global shift towards a vegan diet is vital to save the world from hunger, FUEL POVERTY and the worst impacts of climate change, a UN report said today,” wrote the paper.

This caught my eye--why on earth do they want to "fuel poverty"? LOL

20 posted on 06/12/2010 9:58:12 AM PDT by basil (It's time to rid the country of "Gun Free Zones" aka "Killing Fields")
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To: TigersEye
I wish that $!@$@#g UN would leave & go to France. I truly see no need for those crooks & why we have to have them here I don't know. The UN should be booted out of the USA.

As for those morons called PETA. They gas animals & they are a bunch of asses. I have a PETA sticker on my helmet. It says People Eating Tasty Animals. Screw you PETA & the loonies from Hollywood who support this bs.

21 posted on 06/12/2010 9:58:29 AM PDT by pandoraou812 (Hey 0.....you don't kick A$$, you kiss A$$)
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To: DaveyB

Sorry, I’m taken.


22 posted on 06/12/2010 9:59:12 AM PDT by NorthStarStateConservative (I'm just another disabled naturalized minority vegan pro life conservative.)
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To: exDemMom

worth repeating:

Get the UN out of the US!


23 posted on 06/12/2010 9:59:51 AM PDT by Cyclone59 (I ROCK, Guitar Hero said so........)
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To: DaveyB
Cattle graze on indigestible (to us) grasses and convert it to protein. The anti-meat crowd usually omits that fact.

Even their statistics about “(X) pounds of grain to produce a pound of meant...” are, at best, half truths. They omit the fact that meat is a much more concentrated source of protein.

Estrogen poisoning, from eating all that tofu, is the most likely explanation for their madness.

24 posted on 06/12/2010 10:00:06 AM PDT by USFRIENDINVICTORIA
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To: DaveyB

The only thing for sure is that the elites will continue to eat their Chilean Sea Bass and Wagyu beef; it’s us peasants that will have to eat what we’re told.


25 posted on 06/12/2010 10:02:43 AM PDT by denydenydeny ("Why should I feed pirates?"--Russian officer off Somalia)
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To: DaveyB

26 posted on 06/12/2010 10:06:03 AM PDT by Bratch
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To: DaveyB

Cannibalism is kosher for environmentalists. Thank God they don’t have guns.


27 posted on 06/12/2010 10:13:14 AM PDT by tbw2 (Freeper sci-fi - "Humanity's Edge" - on amazon.com)
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To: DaveyB

28 posted on 06/12/2010 10:13:22 AM PDT by SandRat (Duty, Honor, Country! What else needs said?)
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To: USFRIENDINVICTORIA

Sustainable “development” includes keeping open wild prairie and letting a few cattle and buffalo graze on it. If we don’t benefit from it, we’ll likely destroy it. Push the people out, and they’ll come back to plant vegan crops.


29 posted on 06/12/2010 10:14:28 AM PDT by tbw2 (Freeper sci-fi - "Humanity's Edge" - on amazon.com)
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To: DaveyB
Don't “vegans” refuse to use toilet paper as well? It certainly seems so after having gotten too close to one or two of them.
30 posted on 06/12/2010 10:15:10 AM PDT by Gay State Conservative (Host The Beer Summit-->Win The Nobel Peace Prize!)
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To: DaveyB

More steak for me, then.


31 posted on 06/12/2010 10:15:13 AM PDT by Malacoda (CO(NH2)2 on OBAMA.)
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To: DaveyB

Human teeth are designed to rip, tear and chew on animal flesh - not some d*mn piece of tofu!


32 posted on 06/12/2010 10:17:05 AM PDT by ThE_RiPpEr.
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To: DaveyB
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33 posted on 06/12/2010 10:21:13 AM PDT by ETL (ALL (most?) of the Obama-commie connections at my FR Home page: http://www.freerepublic.com/~etl/)
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To: DaveyB

Can you imagine how much us ignorant gun clinging hill people would be able to make selling meat on the underground market?


34 posted on 06/12/2010 10:23:09 AM PDT by Colvin (Proud Owner '66 Binder PU, '66 Binder Travelall,)
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To: Cyclone59

....and the US out of the UN.


35 posted on 06/12/2010 10:23:34 AM PDT by darkangel82 (I don't have a superiority complex, I'm just better than you.)
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To: DaveyB
People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals goes even further ~~~ PETA says “animals are not ours to use for food, clothing, entertainment, experimentation, or any other purpose.
Predictably, The New York Times wants to play diet doctor too. On March 21, it profiled “Clueless” actress Alicia Silverstone, who has become a PETA poster child and a strident anti-meat moron (oops, vegan) ever since she had a heart-to-heart with her dog.
“At one point I looked at my dog, who was my best friend, and I thought, If I’m not going to eat you, then how can I eat these other creatures who have the same capacity for love and joy,”

Clueless indeed. Or did sweet Alicia miss the PETA part about 'entertainment' (ie: marveling at animals in their natural environment, such as a park or a lake), and 'for any other purposes' (ie: such as having a pet dog)

-- MM

36 posted on 06/12/2010 10:24:51 AM PDT by Mr_Moonlight
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“Don’t “vegans” refuse to use toilet paper as well? It certainly seems so after having gotten too close to one or two of them.”

LOL


37 posted on 06/12/2010 10:25:07 AM PDT by Colvin (Proud Owner '66 Binder PU, '66 Binder Travelall,)
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To: Mr_Moonlight

Alicia Silverstone meets the dictionary definition of Hollywood Dunce.


38 posted on 06/12/2010 10:32:46 AM PDT by darkangel82 (I don't have a superiority complex, I'm just better than you.)
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To: tbw2

I try to eat a fair bit of grass-fed beef, and support it that way.


39 posted on 06/12/2010 10:37:37 AM PDT by MetaThought
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To: Colvin; Gay State Conservative
“Don’t “vegans” refuse to use toilet paper as well? It certainly seems so after having gotten too close to one or two of them.”

Maybe they're selfish and want to keep their feces among themselves instead of giving it back to Nature where it nourishes more vegetation ???

Sounds a bit contradictory in their 'cause', ehhh ?

/laughs

40 posted on 06/12/2010 10:40:39 AM PDT by Mr_Moonlight
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To: DaveyB

Mm - - - Vegan old Indian name for lousy hunter.


41 posted on 06/12/2010 10:45:32 AM PDT by RoadTest (Religion is a substitute for the relationship God wants with you.)
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To: Graybeard58

If PETA had it their way all humans would be genocided so just animals would live on Earth.


42 posted on 06/12/2010 10:46:42 AM PDT by proudofthesouth (Thanks Zero! I actually miss the Clintoons being in the White House!)
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To: exDemMom

Interesting. And there isn’t a shred of evidence that this world can’t feed all of its people. It’s politicians who stand in the way.

Get the American government subsidies off farming that pay them not to produce; get the African tyrants out of office that take the money the world sends for food and stash it in their Swiss bank accounts!

And don’t let there be another Joseph Stalin (hear this, Barack Hussein Obama!) who starved millions of Russians and Ukrainians for political purposes.


43 posted on 06/12/2010 10:49:34 AM PDT by RoadTest (Religion is a substitute for the relationship God wants with you.)
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To: DaveyB


44 posted on 06/12/2010 11:14:11 AM PDT by Chode (American Hedonist *DTOM* -ww- NO Pity for the LAZY)
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To: DaveyB
“At one point I looked at my dog, who was my best friend, and I thought, If I’m not going to eat you, then how can I eat these other creatures who have the same capacity for love and joy,” said the budding Doctor Doolittle. What the dog thought, we don’t know. But “The karma of turning vegan is amazing,” she told the author.

Trying to force your views on everyone else at gunpoint is going to bring more bad karma than you can imagine, Ms. Vegan. Because after all, that is what we are talking about here -- a global enforcement of top down rules on everyone, and that will take force ... men with guns ultimately. Is this what you want? Or are you expecting that your "enlightenment" can somehow be magically sprinkled like fairy dust across the globe, and that everyone will suddenly want to wear hemp clothing and forgo eggs, cheese, burgers, leather, etc., etc. ...?

You can count me out. And you can be certain that before I allow the UN to dictate what I eat and how I live my life, you are going to need men with guns ...

45 posted on 06/12/2010 11:25:18 AM PDT by spodefly (This is my tag line. There are many like it, but this one is mine.)
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To: basil

No, no - fuel poverty like in ‘running on empty,’ don’t ya’ see?


46 posted on 06/12/2010 11:25:28 AM PDT by Old Professer (The critic writes with rapier pen, dips it twice, then writes again.)
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To: DaveyB

FUUN!


47 posted on 06/12/2010 11:26:48 AM PDT by Jim Robinson (JUST VOTE THEM OUT! teapartyexpress.org)
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To: Chode
Fro my cold dead hands!


48 posted on 06/12/2010 11:26:58 AM PDT by ErnBatavia (It's not the Obama Administration....it's the "Obama Regime".)
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To: DaveyB

So, in other words if the UN says don’t eat meat all the starving people in the third world countries will that “That’s the ticket! Why didn’t I think of that?”


49 posted on 06/12/2010 11:28:13 AM PDT by Terry Mross
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To: ErnBatavia
absolutely...
50 posted on 06/12/2010 11:28:35 AM PDT by Chode (American Hedonist *DTOM* -ww- NO Pity for the LAZY)
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