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tomierna's Avatar Picture tomierna (Admin) – December 08, 2007 02:46AM Reply Quote
Politics. Don Granberry on the old Spork Boards was quite fond of talking about them, and here we continue on in that fine tradition.

John Willoughby – December 24, 2007 01:46PM Reply Quote
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If I can't eat steak then it's time for the Apocalypse, anyway.

stan adams – December 24, 2007 02:35PM Reply Quote
Wasn't Rachel Carson all over the "beef and pork are KILLING the planet" thing since what, 1962?
People this is NOT news. Planets take almost as long to 'die' as stars. Not much WE can do about either one.

I think that the US is well past "peak cow". There is a story in today's WSJ about how idiot diary farmers are IMPORTING "organic" feedstock from CHINA for their "organic" diary cattle. They pay 20x ++ for this silage compare to the regular old silage that there is plenty of. How the HELL is this "good" for anybody other than the evil SOBs that are in the "organic certification" bidness (Al Gore???) ...

By the time that Chinese consumers get their fill of beef we will have been treating US beef consumers they way PETA fanatics treat old ladies in minks for 30-40 years.

Have a prime rib while you still can.

It beats Who Hash....

Steve Cordova – December 24, 2007 05:23PM Reply Quote
History passes the first time as tragedy, the second time as farts. - Roy Edroso
MMMM, prime rib. got a 9 lb. specimen waiting to cook for tomorrow. It's not organic, but that is because i didn't drive across town for one. just my bit to help mother earth.

rino – December 24, 2007 07:18PM Reply Quote
In America, the only respectable form of socialism is socialism for the rich.
Actually ...

Xmas prime rib

Not the best photo with the iPhone in poor light but it's what is left from my 9lb'er.

Yeah, I was a veg-head for about 10 years for health and the pretense of resource use. I eat beef now. It's what's for dinner.
The thing is, we weren't meant to stuff crap hamburger and crap meats into our maws from every street corner. So what if the days of .99 burgers goes away, I don't indulge anyway. At it's best organic beef is not cheap. I buy from local growers only. I know the life stream of the animal when buying cuts like the one above, we all should.

Eating meat will not do the world in ... it's a crazy thought.

tomierna (Admin) – December 25, 2007 12:14AM Reply Quote
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I'm now at 165lb.

I eat meat when I feel like it. Tonight we had (fried) turkey.

On the 21st, Molecular had our 3rd annual Meat Coma.

Pictures here: http://www.molecularmedia.com/gallery/v/Holiday2007/

I think that one problem is that now, meat can be eaten like a staple. Our evolution hasn't caught up with our technology.

Also, feeding cattle anything but what they evolved to eat (read: grass) is a bad idea. The balance of Omega-3 to Omega-6 is all bollixed up in modern beef because of the amount of grain they eat. Their rumen isn't meant to digest that.

I suggest the Omnivore's Dilemma to anyone who feels they don't have a proper connection with their food.

tliet – December 25, 2007 02:08AM Reply Quote
Of course, meat is part of our diet. Human beings need it and I totally agree with Rino that eating meat is ok, albeit if eaten in healthy form. I eat meat and I buy organic whenever possible. The price usually reminds you that eating meat 7 times a week is probably a little too much.

Our Daily Bread, an Austrian documentary is highly recommended as well. Just images without any comment, it makes you think...

tomierna (Admin) – December 25, 2007 10:22AM Reply Quote
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Meat is definitely supposed to be part of humans' diets, but as hunter/gatherers, we didn't eat it every day.

Dr Phred (Moderator) – December 25, 2007 01:32PM Reply Quote
owned by the mothership.
I've been without it fro 12 years and my kids have never had a single bite. We are all fine without meat.

Madaracs – December 25, 2007 01:52PM Reply Quote
Ooh! Scary! Scary! Don't we look mean? You can't see me! But I can see you!
But is meat fine without you?

Dr Phred (Moderator) – December 25, 2007 01:59PM Reply Quote
owned by the mothership.
What are you suggesting Big Boy?

ghidorah – December 25, 2007 03:55PM Reply Quote
Raise taxes on cavemen. --jw
well, I'm certainly no vegetarian, but I need to learn. Practically every meal (outside of breakfast) I eat contains meat.

Including todays supper--grilled stakes and potatoes.

Ron Burns – December 25, 2007 04:30PM Reply Quote
"We look to Scotland for all our ideas of civilisation." Voltaire
Chips or sawdust with the stakes?

tomierna (Admin) – December 25, 2007 04:54PM Reply Quote
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Dr. Phred:

Of course what I meant, is that we have evolved to eat just about anything, not that it's necessarily *good* for us.

When I said I eat meat when I feel like it, lately that means once or twice a month.

ghidorah – December 25, 2007 08:16PM Reply Quote
Raise taxes on cavemen. --jw
Ron, I generally chew some gravel with my stakes... smartass. ;)

El Jeffe – December 25, 2007 08:44PM Reply Quote
What a journey.
I've gone from meat at every meal, to rarely. But I did have some prime rib tonight. Perhaps 3 ounces? Tasted good. And I had some turkey yesterday. It tasted like...turkey...okay, but not prime rib.

What a journey.

Ron Burns – December 26, 2007 05:47AM Reply Quote
"We look to Scotland for all our ideas of civilisation." Voltaire
Huh! But I'll bet it's warm gravel..

Edited 2 time(s). Last edit at 12/26/2007 05:48AM by Ron Burns.

rino – December 26, 2007 11:58AM Reply Quote
In America, the only respectable form of socialism is socialism for the rich.
Wow, we eat some kind of meat several times a week. Mostly it's poultry based or fish but throw in some pork and beef every other week.

Yes, grass fed is the most important aspect of raising beef. That's why bison is so good for you ... they don't factory farm it yet and it's all grass fed.

I eat less meat in the summer months, more fish and vegetables. But that's life at the end of the food chain where winter makes for a very short growing season. Go root vegetables!

El Jeffe – December 26, 2007 12:26PM Reply Quote
What a journey.
Oh, sorry, I don't throw fish into MY 'meat' definition. I usually mean two or four legged, red-blooded things.
But, I guess I am probably one of the few that do that.

What a journey.

tliet – December 26, 2007 01:14PM Reply Quote
It is actually pretty common overhere for vegetarians to eat fish overhere. Never really thought about it until a few months back when I was in India. They are strict vegetarians and don't eat anything that's got a heartbeat.

El Jeffe – December 26, 2007 01:28PM Reply Quote
What a journey.
I have found that not all of them are. I work with/around plenty, and some have eaten hamburgers.

What a journey.

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