Anonymous said: my friend says the vegan diet is healthier purely because we eat more fruit/veggies/minerals/vitamins than most people, which is true. but she also says that if she ate the amount of veg and fruit i eat now as a vegan (eg. getting the same amount of vitamins) but had lean chicken/eggs/dairy she would be just as healthy. I don't know how to respond to her! she makes a fair point
So many people assume this to be the case because they believe the propaganda that the media feeds us about how ‘healthy’ all these animal products are. But the truth is, they’re not at all. Meat is packed with unhealthy cholesterol and is responsible for obesity, cancer, diabetes and heart disease. Fish is full of mercury, PCB and toxins because we continue to pollute our oceans. The bloody puss filled dairy milk is pumped with antibiotics and in turn, depletes calcium from our bones. And of course eggs are dangerously high in cholesterol… not to mention, they’re ovulated from the same place a hen secretes faecal matter. In other words, it doesn’t matter how many fruits and vegetables your friend eats. She’ll never really be able to escape some of the physical ailments attributed to animal products.
Fuuuuck I’m all for vegan/vegetarian diets but come on:
Eggs have high HDL cholesterol which is good for you and helps you change LDL cholesterol (the “bad” one) to another type not associate with cardiovascular disorders. Also the body (liver specifically) produces cholesterol if you eat an egg for example the body just uses that cholesterol and doesn’t produce excess - eggs are incredibly healthy (unless you fry them that just fucks shit up) they contain large amounts of Vitamin B5,B12,B2 as well Vitamin A, selenium, and portions of just about every vital nutrient required by the human body. Like shit- the whole eggs are bad because cholesterol thing has been studied so much and there is no link between them and poor health. Also fish do contain mercury but they contains more selenium which breaks down mercury and the ratio is far more in seleniums favour so eating it does nothing to effect you. Finally the point about hens and the orifice that the egg comes from - it’s in a shell for fuck sake - you rinse it like a goddamn same human. Also just so you know I’m it trying to be a jerk I am a vegetarian thanks largely to the original poster but like stop with the wives tales with eggs - they’re not bad for you - same with fish that shit has been researched. But commercial fishing is fcked so avoid fish - and beef- and eggs but the nutrition is not a valid argument
that Americans must choose between more freedom, or more security. And right now we are on the side of freedom. We are choosing the freedom to carry a gun instead of the protection of innocent people. Now, I know America is the “Land of the Free”, but doesn’t it seem fair to take away some of our freedoms (like anyone being allowed to have a gun), in order to ensure the safety of our citizens?
Denying people basic human rights will never protect them.
How the fuck is owning a gun a human right you ignorant fool? Food, shelter, education and healthcare and respect of culture, they are basic human rights not owning a weapon. Australia has had strict gun control for years and not a single mass killing since it was implemented, we also have all our freedoms and rights neatly intact. American gun enthusiasts are more concerned with losing a hobby than sending children to school with out worrying if they’re going to be gunned down. Like seriously you complete idiots.
you know when you meet someone who is fucking amazing and hilarious and then they end up as your best friend and you have a massive crush on them and then YOU’RE GODDAMN ENGAGED TO THEM AND GET TO MARRY THEM AND SPEND THE REST OF YOUR LIFE WITH THEM!?
I flipping love you.
Anonymous said: To the anon asking about phones: I heard that since Steve Jobs was vegan, the stearic acid in apple products isn't derived from animals. So iphones are vegan :)
As if iPhones needs a reason to be more hipster