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Joaquin Phoenix: ‘We Feel Entitled To .
Artificially Inseminate A Cow,’ ‘We
Steel Her Baby,’ ‘We Take Her Milk’

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Posted By: Imright, 2/10/2020 5:14:56 AM

Actor Joaquin Phoenix gave a bizarre leftist speech as he accepted an award at the Oscars for his role in the movie “Joker,” suggesting that humans use the resources that cows provide because humans believe that they are superior to cows.“I’ve been thinking a lot about some of the distressing issues that we are facing collectively, and I think at times we feel or are made to feel that we champion different causes,” Phoenix said. “But for me, I see commonality. I think whether we’re talking about gender inequality or racism or queer rights or indigenous rights or animal rights,

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Reply 1 - Posted by: petrichor 2/10/2020 5:18:53 AM (No. 313563)
Um ... yeah. Species inequality has been really, really bothering me lately.
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Reply 2 - Posted by: Hairy Eyeball 2/10/2020 5:25:12 AM (No. 313566)
So we are gilding calfs in steel?
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Reply 3 - Posted by: HammerDax56 2/10/2020 5:49:17 AM (No. 313581)
Self loathing. It’s what’s for dinner.
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Reply 4 - Posted by: franq 2/10/2020 5:55:39 AM (No. 313584)
Rights? What on earth is Joakin' Phoenix trying to say? Do I have the right to call him a fool?
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Reply 5 - Posted by: Highlander 2/10/2020 6:00:31 AM (No. 313587)
His spelling gives him away as an elementary school drop-out.
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Reply 6 - Posted by: WhamDBambam 2/10/2020 6:09:41 AM (No. 313594)
Cow issues, eh?
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Reply 7 - Posted by: coldoc 2/10/2020 6:12:25 AM (No. 313596)
Just another self important hollywood jerk.
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Reply 8 - Posted by: PChristopher 2/10/2020 6:18:37 AM (No. 313599)
....and then he went out for a burger and a shake.
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Reply 9 - Posted by: Petronius 2/10/2020 6:32:56 AM (No. 313608)
I think the Joker character went to his brain. Joaquin definitely needs some mental help.
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Reply 10 - Posted by: MickinPhoenix 2/10/2020 6:36:01 AM (No. 313611)
I can care less what Academy Award Attendees spew out of their Left leaning idiotic Left Wing Liberal mouths. The only movies I watch any more made prior to 1950........Mick
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Reply 11 - Posted by: BirdsNest 2/10/2020 6:36:52 AM (No. 313614)
I read this in a book The higher the circus monkey climbs, the more he shows his ass.
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Reply 12 - Posted by: GO3 2/10/2020 6:39:33 AM (No. 313615)
Dope head.
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Reply 13 - Posted by: Rinktum 2/10/2020 6:43:28 AM (No. 313617)
The God of Creation gave man the responsibility of dominion over the earth. We were tasked with using everything on this earth with the end result of providing ourselves a good life. We were not to exploit it but to use it to our best advantage. While man clearly has done much to destroy its beauty and usefulness, nevertheless it is our specific direction that we live, maintain and use this home we have been given. God did not intend for us to be equal with animals but to have dominion over them. The progressive thought that believes we are all equal, is poppycock. We are to be wise stewards which I will admit we have not always been, but to believe we are equal defies God’s intended plan.
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Reply 14 - Posted by: Jebediah 2/10/2020 6:44:55 AM (No. 313618)
Phoenix is a wonderful actor, and his diatribe, however expected, was well meaning and probably has many who relate to it. I just don't need to hear it in an acceptance speech, however sincere. Brad Pitt and his John Bolton comments were not expected but I can't be too surprised, and am glad, still, that he won. THE most egregious moment of the night for me, however, was the Best Picture award, not only a predictable p.c. choice and knocking out "1917" and others, but Hanoi Jane giving out the award to massive audience applause. That rips it for me. Hollywood could do nothing else that would be so much a slap in the Face than celebrate the woman who, without ever really apologizing, gave the notes desperate POW's slipped to her to their VietCong captors, with horrendous results. Now she flies private to preach Global Warming and get arrested, to cheers and hurrahs by this same crowd, many of whom also flew private to get to the awards, then dug out their Tesla's and appeared at the Ceremony. Jane Fonda does it for me. I don't need to celebrate these people, no matter how talented.
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Reply 15 - Posted by: jinx 2/10/2020 6:50:24 AM (No. 313621)
Wonder who wrote his speech. You know he didn't write it; he can't write; he can only spout what others have written. His brother died of a drug overdose at a very young age, yet he doesn't ever condemn drugs. The character he portrays is an evil character. Half of the audience last night are either alcoholics or druggies. The women were half naked. I did not watch long. It was boring and predictable kind of like a re-run.
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Reply 16 - Posted by: Rob_NC 2/10/2020 7:04:23 AM (No. 313627)
Ha...I could not get past.."steel"
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Reply 17 - Posted by: Bazi 2/10/2020 7:13:16 AM (No. 313633)
"Steel" ? haha. Please lecture us some more, Joaquin! And then quit making millions for your mostly stupid movies. Actors should make a LIVING wage: $15.00 an hour.
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Reply 18 - Posted by: A.I. 2/10/2020 7:17:22 AM (No. 313637)
Without a script he’s just a joker.
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Reply 19 - Posted by: TexaTucky 2/10/2020 7:40:00 AM (No. 313651)
I was recently subjected to a rant by my nephew’s seemingly sweet and quiet girlfriend who suddenly jumped ugly about this artificial insemination of cows thing . . . she called it rape. Cow rape. I thought she was trolling me , of course, so I laughed. She was serious. She and her sunken dark-circled vegan eyes.
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Reply 20 - Posted by: Rather Read 2/10/2020 7:40:34 AM (No. 313653)
I many of the uber woke Hollywood lefty women use Premarin? It's made from the urine of pregnant mares.
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Reply 21 - Posted by: JrSample 2/10/2020 7:53:31 AM (No. 313665)
Does this idiot understand that cattle are domestic animals that are unable to survive in the wild? The only reason they exist as a species is their utility to humans.
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Reply 22 - Posted by: BeatleJeff 2/10/2020 8:02:11 AM (No. 313669)
The babblings of a junkie. He'll end up just like his brother.
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Reply 23 - Posted by: Historybuff 2/10/2020 8:16:17 AM (No. 313682)
Top of the food chain baby!
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Reply 24 - Posted by: Newtsche 2/10/2020 8:20:37 AM (No. 313687)
More importantly, what do sheep think about cows?
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Reply 25 - Posted by: Historybuff 2/10/2020 8:23:56 AM (No. 313688)
Lack of protein in his diet -
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Reply 26 - Posted by: kayworthy 2/10/2020 8:25:43 AM (No. 313690)
We separate cow families and put the babies in cages. The ones that escape are rounded up by roving packs of cattle dogs. It's a real dictatorship.
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Reply 27 - Posted by: law428 2/10/2020 8:29:48 AM (No. 313695)
"Udderly" ridiculous! (Ok, I'm sorry, just couldn't resist.)
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Reply 28 - Posted by: ROLFNader 2/10/2020 8:42:40 AM (No. 313708)
His prison is Joaquin through this world, all alone.. (with apologies to Don Henley and Glenn Frey)
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Reply 29 - Posted by: Rumblehog 2/10/2020 8:52:23 AM (No. 313720)
So if you feel so compassionate for a cow what about that late term fetus?
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Reply 30 - Posted by: sadc 2/10/2020 8:54:35 AM (No. 313726)
It's Monday, it's early, don't try to understand this senseless gibberish. Talk to your cat or dog for a more satisfying experiencing. No pets? Say a prayer to God for his mental condition.
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Reply 31 - Posted by: Oldenoughtoknowbetter 2/10/2020 9:03:32 AM (No. 313737)
Yet nothing about that new born baby comfortably laying there while the mother decides whether it will live or die.
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Reply 32 - Posted by: Clinger 2/10/2020 9:16:28 AM (No. 313757)
Did Chick Fill A put you up to this?
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Reply 33 - Posted by: AltaD 2/10/2020 9:23:47 AM (No. 313764)
FTA: Joaquin has dedicated his life to ending speciesism Speciesism? Even my computer's spell check has never heard of "speciesism".
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Reply 34 - Posted by: jacksin5 2/10/2020 9:29:23 AM (No. 313774)
Domestication of animals and plants was the engine that created civilization. The earliest form of genetic modification, still in use today is cross-breeding plants and animals to assure better yields and less crop destruction by drought or pests. Even the sustenance your cook secures for you at Whole Foods is the result of this form of agriculture. Unless your plan is to head into the mountains and deserts of California to secure wild plants and animals for dinner, (Where you and your followers would strip the land bare), enjoy the fruits of advanced civilization that a reliable source of nutrition that has been provided for you, and go back to yourworld of make-believe for cash.
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Reply 35 - Posted by: planetgeo 2/10/2020 9:38:06 AM (No. 313786)
The secret to his great performance in "Joker"...he wasn't acting.
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Reply 36 - Posted by: nina584 2/10/2020 9:42:42 AM (No. 313792)
He is actually correct. The dairy industry is dying. Famous for their mistreatment of animals and nobody needs milk. As to the Premarin mentioned above you should read what happens to those foals.Premarin causes endometrial cancer and most common Breast Cancer.
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Reply 37 - Posted by: RayLRiv 2/10/2020 9:45:42 AM (No. 313793)
Excuse me while I pass some gas: J-O-A-Q-U-I-N P-H-O-E-N-I-X
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Reply 38 - Posted by: Red Ghost 2/10/2020 9:59:37 AM (No. 313811)
Imagine if someone winning an Oscar (or any award really) --- just once --- got up and said something this passionate about what a horrible experience abortion is on the unborn and "killing a live baby" after ripping it from his/her mother's womb. Never happen --- but he weeps for one of man's greatest food sources. Millions of human lives are dependent on cows and their by-products. This is the kind of stupid and illogical junk you can expect when men play God.
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Reply 39 - Posted by: Catfur27 2/10/2020 10:04:24 AM (No. 313818)
FTA : " “I think that we’ve become very disconnected from the natural world and many of us, what we’re guilty of, is an egocentric world view, the belief that we’re the center of the universe.” ....he says as he shamelessly exploits his chance to lecture The World with his drug-addled nonsense...
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Reply 40 - Posted by: coyote 2/10/2020 10:07:20 AM (No. 313825)
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Reply 41 - Posted by: felixcat 2/10/2020 10:11:55 AM (No. 313834)
The Oscars or any award show is not the place to discuss anything other than thanking the Academy, etc. Having dominion over the animals does not mean we should be unnecessarily cruel. Do we really want to be like the Chinese with horrific wild and wet animal markets? The male calves that are born on dairy farms have no value and are then shipped off to become veal calves or they are abandoned to die. The abuse of pregnant mares for premarin is horrible. Women survived menopause long before hormone replacements. I did and everyone else can. And again, one can be opposed to abortion and the mistreatment of animals.
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Reply 42 - Posted by: Faithfully 2/10/2020 10:14:33 AM (No. 313839)
‘We Feel Entitled To . Artificially Inseminate A Cow,’ ‘We Steel Her Baby,’ ‘We Take Her Milk’ "Now go see my movie, my character murders humans. PEACE"
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Reply 43 - Posted by: LadyHen 2/10/2020 10:18:49 AM (No. 313842)
Talented actor, dumb as a sack of hair. What inspires these jello for brains actors to spout off every time someone puts a microphone in front of their face? How about just saying Thank you and calling it a day.
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Reply 44 - Posted by: fairplay 2/10/2020 10:43:10 AM (No. 313884)
I almost poured water into my breakfast cereal this morning, but then said "NAH"!
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Reply 45 - Posted by: bigfatslob 2/10/2020 10:47:42 AM (No. 313892)
There are persons that I have no interest in and this Joaquin Phoenix fellow is one of them. To be honest I don't know who he is but to address the subject of 'steel' calves he must have some deep issues.
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Reply 46 - Posted by: Mijcraw.1 2/10/2020 10:51:32 AM (No. 313898)
Guy plays a Joker in a movie and plays a Clown at the awards
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Reply 47 - Posted by: walcb 2/10/2020 10:55:21 AM (No. 313905)
Permission to make an analogy? Most actors are like cows. They don't have to think very much and when they do it has no bearing on me.
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Reply 48 - Posted by: xcop985 2/10/2020 10:58:15 AM (No. 313906)
Is he pro choice?
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Reply 49 - Posted by: BGray2 2/10/2020 11:03:17 AM (No. 313918)
That's the problem with too many actors. They play the part of an important or consequential person so often, that they begin to believe that they are just as important or consequential. They have taken Descartes's quote "I think, therefor I am" and turned it into "I pretend, therefor I am". Unfortunately, too many people in the public enable this delusion.
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Reply 50 - Posted by: BigGeorgeTX 2/10/2020 11:05:28 AM (No. 313921)
What the Vegans don't realize is that many animals exist only to serve as a means of nourishment. They serve no purpose other than that, and to outlaw that usage means their extinction. Vegans also ignore the fact that most animals in the wild live shorter lives, on average, than the domesticated ones. Nature is very cruel, hardly the rainbows and unicorns that they imagine.
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Reply 51 - Posted by: marbles 2/10/2020 11:08:45 AM (No. 313926)
These " geniuses" hired professional speech writers,....................companies that wrote for the clintons and the obamas which explains a lot.
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Reply 52 - Posted by: heartsurgeon 2/10/2020 11:11:22 AM (No. 313932)
Red carpet pics document Joaquin standing in leather shoes. The horror. The hypocrisy.
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Reply 53 - Posted by: DVC 2/10/2020 11:14:26 AM (No. 313939)
These people are literal lunatics. They have so little brains, such a minimal contact with reality that they are embarrassingly sad. And yet, they are also dangerous.
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Reply 54 - Posted by: columba 2/10/2020 11:23:42 AM (No. 313949)
I believe this issue was handled about 4,000 years ago.
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Reply 55 - Posted by: VirtuDawg 2/10/2020 11:31:47 AM (No. 313958)
“Let them drink almond milk”
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Reply 56 - Posted by: enemyofthestate 2/10/2020 11:42:23 AM (No. 313975)
Maybe Jo should just stop eating altogether.
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Reply 57 - Posted by: Venturer 2/10/2020 11:44:48 AM (No. 313977)
All they have to sayis Thank You, and for many of them that is all they should say.
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Reply 58 - Posted by: Trapper 2/10/2020 11:52:39 AM (No. 313985)
He should never be permitted to read or recite anything he has written himself. Let the thinkers think, the writers write, and the actors act. And let the cows give us milk. A naturally ordered world he can happily live in, if he doesn't start thinking about it again. Stop that thinking! Not your area of expertise.
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Reply 59 - Posted by: JediJerry 2/10/2020 11:56:25 AM (No. 313991)
He smoked waaaaaayyyyy to much White Widow before the show last night.
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Reply 60 - Posted by: JunkYardDog 2/10/2020 11:59:03 AM (No. 313996)
Only people with enormous amounts of free time ponder thoughts like these....if Joaquin were stranded on a desert island I think he;d have no qualms whatsoever about killing and eating whatever he could catch, about burning whatever wood he could use to keep warm, about evicting any animals from his choice of dwelling.
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Reply 61 - Posted by: Arby 2/10/2020 11:59:30 AM (No. 313997)
The depths of his ignorance and silliness will never be plumbed. All of the string or wire made since the dawn of time would barely reach the tippy-tippy-top of his foolishness. Now we know why inns and rooming houses refused to allow strolling players to sleep there. Good Gawd, man, how many cows would there be if we didn't like steak and milk? The good news: he could always move to India and worship them there.
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Reply 62 - Posted by: Chuzzles 2/10/2020 12:25:32 PM (No. 314022)
I guess they forget about the part where God created all that stuff for humans to use to sustain themselves. Yes, we are superior to cows, because cows don't qualify for the Lord's grace and salvation, but humans certainly do. Capote was right about the best of the best actors and their intellect. It isn't just that they are dumb, but most of them don't have their own real individual personality/ego, which allows them to shed their own selves and adopt a character as if it were real. Kind of like a second skin if you will. That is how so many of them create such memorable characters, like Peter Sellers did in the Pink Panther movies. He said once that he always felt he had no personality of his own, that he was invisible. So the inspector was very real to him. DeNiro is an outlier, because I believe that is his real and very angry self on the screen. He cannot separate reality from pretend so Taxi Driver/Cape Fear was the real DeNiro IMO, not an act. Mr. Phoenix proves that most of the actors cannot think on their own and are totally lost without their movie scripts.
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Reply 63 - Posted by: bobmadison 2/10/2020 12:40:43 PM (No. 314034)
Always, always, always remember that these are CHILDREN...ACTING out fantasies. They are given words to say. Never ever take anything the say seriously.
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Reply 64 - Posted by: MeiDei 2/10/2020 1:22:15 PM (No. 314083)
Two things will cause a farmer to separate a newborn calf from its mother - it is dead or she rejected it. Dairy cows need to be pregnant in order to produce enough milk (or so says those on Nat'l Geo and Animal Planet) to help the farm's profitability. I wonder what dairy product or other, Joaquin favors as his ice cream base. What does he use as a cheese substitute?
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Reply 65 - Posted by: Lawsy0 2/10/2020 1:32:57 PM (No. 314101)
OMG. We do not steel her baby, you dufus! We purchase her calf and her milk rom her owner. But all that is aside from your terrible spelling. Did you go to a dumbed down public school?
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Reply 66 - Posted by: DVC 2/10/2020 1:38:08 PM (No. 314112)
Cow rape... is there no limit to their complete insanity?
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Reply 67 - Posted by: RedWhite&Blue2 2/10/2020 2:02:56 PM (No. 314133)
Sounds like a cow farted in his bong. What a sad fool.
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Reply 68 - Posted by: XCenturion 2/10/2020 2:03:07 PM (No. 314135)
Absolutely no consideration on the effects of cow flatulence on the environment? What would AOC think?
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Reply 69 - Posted by: NYbob 2/10/2020 2:33:15 PM (No. 314165)
#36, the dairy industry is certainly changing, but I would not call the retraction from over-expansion, 'dying.' The small family farm was largely replaced in many areas by huge farming factories. You could say the farm with a herd of less than 100 died, but a sweeping generalization that it should all go away because some temporary fad of vegan vegan declares in invalid, is a bit much. No one 'needs' milk, but replacing butter with margarine is a bad, unappetizing and unhealthy alternative. Soy ice cream sucks, but you could try and ban ice cream. Maybe everyone should eat and drink nothing but goat dairy, except you are back to the domesticated animal thing. Your ONLY alternative is fake food derived from heavily modified plant materials or some sort of lab grown subsistence. I guess you could build off a base of insects, but again there is so much processing needed and you still end up with an inferior food. The march to higher production at all costs has gone too far for many, even in the dairy industry, but you can't have a nonstarving population existing on foraging and if you eliminate the pigs, sheep, goats, chickens and cows from the world, no living animal will be safe anywhere. Sort of like the 3rd world now. Oh, and get rid of that PET you have as well.
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Reply 70 - Posted by: PESSIMIST 2/10/2020 3:17:46 PM (No. 314195)
We "plunder" nature? Read the Book of Genesis.
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Reply 71 - Posted by: jerrodmason 2/10/2020 4:39:56 PM (No. 314295)
If god didn't want us to eat cows, He wouldn't have made steak so tasty.
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Reply 72 - Posted by: Amanoftwistsandturns 2/10/2020 5:39:07 PM (No. 314335)
Then afterwards all the A Listers at the event went to the Variety sponsored party where they gorged on In and Out Burgers and milkshakes.
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Reply 73 - Posted by: DVC 2/10/2020 5:56:07 PM (No. 314347)
Hogwash, #36. I can't make ice cream without milk, I need milk for my cereal, and yogurt can't be made without it. How will I butter my toast? I have had friends who were dairy farmers. They treated their cows very well, partially because they were very valuable assets, but also because they were nice people and took care of all their animals well.
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Reply 74 - Posted by: YorkieMom 2/10/2020 6:05:51 PM (No. 314360)
Excellent post at #14. The actors do have a right to their opinions, but it would be nice if they just expressed their thanks at the awards shows. Having Jane Fonda hand out the last award was a slap in the face. No wonder people care less and less about these shows and Hollywood in general. I doubt they’ll ever wake up.
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Reply 75 - Posted by: 4freedom 2/10/2020 6:57:25 PM (No. 314412)
Has he been talking to AOC?
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After nine U.S. citizens were killed in the Mexican border state of Sonora in November, President Donald Trump threatened to label cartels terrorist organizations. When it came to it, however, he holstered the executive pen and backpedaled out of the saloon at the request of Mexican President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador, who desires to embrace the cartels with “abrazos no balazos”—hugs not bullets. Now comes word that a 13-year-old Oklahoma girl visiting Mexico with her family has been killed in yet another cartel ambush on a long and lonely stretch of highway just south of Falcon Heights, Texas. In the background of these recent tragedies has been
Former CNBC anchor Michelle Caruso
Cabrera will challenge Alexandria Ocasio-
Cortez in House Democratic primary
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Posted by Imright 2/11/2020 11:00:29 AM Post Reply
Former longtime CNBC correspondent and anchor Michelle Caruso-Cabrera has launched a challenge in the Democratic primary against freshman firebrand Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez of New York.Caruso-Cabrera, who became a CNBC contributor when she left the network in September 2018, served as a member of the board of directors for financial services firm Beneficient. She will take a leave from her role as CNBC contributor for the duration of the campaign, a CNBC spokesperson said. According to a filing late Monday, she will run as a Democrat in that party’s primary in the 14th District.
Nadler’s panic letter to Barr demands to
know why DOJ is looking at Giuliani’s
Biden-Ukraine info
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Posted by Imright 2/11/2020 10:22:14 AM Post Reply
It’s as if the barnyard animals sense the wolf pack circling and approaching ever closer. The latest screeching and squealing noises heard from the corralled Democrats in D.C. are coming from House Judiciary Chairman Jerrold Nadler who sent a letter to Attorney General William Barr expressing “serious concern” about the Department of Justice (DOJ) receiving Biden-Ukraine information from Trump attorney Rudy Giuliani “outside of normal channels.”Nadler’s four-page letter charged that the process by which the DOJ has accepted info from Giuliani “would seem to be a significant departure from traditional channels,” and he demanded answers regarding the DOJ’s new “intake process”
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Joaquin Phoenix: ‘We Feel Entitled To .
Artificially Inseminate A Cow,’ ‘We
Steel Her Baby,’ ‘We Take Her Milk’
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Posted by Imright 2/10/2020 5:14:56 AM Post Reply
Actor Joaquin Phoenix gave a bizarre leftist speech as he accepted an award at the Oscars for his role in the movie “Joker,” suggesting that humans use the resources that cows provide because humans believe that they are superior to cows.“I’ve been thinking a lot about some of the distressing issues that we are facing collectively, and I think at times we feel or are made to feel that we champion different causes,” Phoenix said. “But for me, I see commonality. I think whether we’re talking about gender inequality or racism or queer rights or indigenous rights or animal rights,
Rob Reiner: Dems Have to ‘Punch’
Trump in the Nose, Call Him Fat
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Posted by Imright 2/10/2020 12:57:35 PM Post Reply
Director Rob Reiner said Sunday on MSNBC that in order to win in 2020, Democrats have to “punch” President Donald Trump in the nose.Reiner said, “When you’ve got a schoolyard bully, you got to punch them in the nose, and you got to continue to punch him in the nose. I mean, you know, we can’t be, you know, liars the way he is. He is a continual liar, and if we adopt that, then we become him. So we have to find another way do it, and we have to start thinking about this as — it is like what James Carville said back in 1992, then it was
Mitt Romney Says He ‘Agonized’ over Impeach-
ment: ‘I Hoped Beyond Hope’ I Wouldn’t Find
Him Guilty
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Posted by ladydawgfan 2/11/2020 7:19:11 PM Post Reply
Sen. Mitt Romney (R-UT), who voted to convict President Trump for abuse of power last week, claimed on Sunday that he “agonized” over the responsibility that came with his decision and said he had “hoped beyond hope” he would not find President Trump guilty. Speaking to KSL’s Sunday Edition during the weekend, Romney, who asserted last week that the president “committed an act so extreme and egregious that it rises to the level of a high crime and misdemeanor,” said he “agonized over the responsibility that ultimately would come [his] way” and proclaimed that he “hoped beyond hope” he would not find Trump guilty.
Bigger than Vindman: Trump scrubs 70
Obama holdovers from NSC
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Posted by earlybird 2/10/2020 9:50:15 AM Post Reply
President Trump is making good on his promises to “drain the swamp” and cut Obama-era holdovers from his staffs, especially the critical and recently controversial National Security Council. Officials confirmed that Trump and national security adviser Robert O’Brien have cut 70 positions inherited from former President Barack Obama, who had fattened the staff to 200. Many were loaners from other agencies and have been sent back. Others left government work. The NSC, which is the president’s personal staff, was rocked when a “whistleblower” leveled charges that led to Trump’s impeachment. ....was given a horrendous report by his superior, the man he reported to, who publicly stated that Vindman had problems with judgement, adhering
How ‘The Irishman’ went from Oscars
2020 front-runner to biggest loser
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Posted by Imright 2/10/2020 4:40:50 AM Post Reply
The Oscars 2020 proved the cement shoes for Netflix’s “The Irishman.” The downturn began on Jan. 6, when viewers tuned into the 2020 Golden Globe Awards expecting to hear a few familiar names: Marty, Pesci or perhaps Pacino. The Hollywood icons were seated at a table smack-dab down front, stage right, so it would be easy for the living legends to take the stage at the Beverly Hilton Hotel quickly when they inevitably won. But those seats would only become warmer and warmer as the night went on, because instead we heard different people called up: Sam Mendes, Brad Pitt and, most improbably, “1917.”
Tom Steyer Vows $22 Minimum
Wage if Elected
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Posted by Imright 2/11/2020 8:02:36 AM Post Reply
Democrat presidential hopeful and billionaire Tom Steyer has vowed to raise the federal minimum wage to $22 per hour should he defeat other Democrat hopefuls and President Donald Trump in November. According to a report from Fox News, Steyer made the announcement during a campaign block party on Sunday while campaigning in South Carolina. Both Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-VT) and Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-MA) have also released plans to raise the minimum wage to $15 per hour.While many states have independently raised the minimum wage to compete with the cost of living, the current minimum wage sits at $7.25 per hour
On the removal of Sondland and Vindman 35 replies
Posted by Pluperfect 2/11/2020 4:43:57 AM Post Reply
Two of the key witnesses in the Trump impeachment have been removed from their positions. Gordon Sondland is out as Ambassador to the European Union. Lt. Col Alexander Vindman has been reassigned from the National Security Council to the Pentagon. Democrats are crying foul, of course. But was it improper for Trump to take these personnel actions? Sondland’s case seems easy to me. Ambassadors serve at the pleasure of the President. Trump lost confidence in Sondland. Thus, his removal made sense. Vindman’s case is somewhat different and less easy for me. Unlike Sondland, he’s a career government employee and military man.
Biden: ‘We Could Run Mickey Mouse
Against This President and Have a Shot’
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Posted by Imright 2/11/2020 10:19:15 AM Post Reply
During a Tuesday interview that aired on MSNBC’s “Morning Joe,” 2020 Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden suggested Mickey Mouse could “have a shot” against President Donald Trump. MSNBC’s Willie Geist asked the former vice president as part of the network’s New Hampshire primary coverage if he agreed with Democratic strategist James Carville’s assertion that the Democrats will give Trump four more years if they nominate Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-VT).“I refuse to suggest any Democrat can lose,” Biden replied. “I think we could run Mickey Mouse against this president and have a shot.”
Biden: ‘Thug Rudy Giuliani’ the Only One
Who Has Said My Son Has ‘Done
Anything Wrong’
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Posted by earlybird 2/10/2020 7:18:26 PM Post Reply
Monday on CBS’s “This Morning,” 2020 Democratic presidential hopeful former Vice President Joe Biden slammed President Donald Trump personal attorney Rudy Giuliani for going after his son, Hunter Biden, and his dealings in Ukraine. Biden laughed at the idea of Giuliani possessing information about his son, later calling him a “thug” who is the only person accusing his son of doing anything wrong. “I expect Trump to do the same exact thing he’s been doing,” the former vice president stated. “Why’s he been attacking me from the beginning? Why did he risk — and he should have been impeached — why did he risk getting convicted by going to a foreign leader
Climate change: Electrical industry's 'dirty secret' boosts warming 28 replies
Posted by bad-hair 2/10/2020 4:26:22 PM Post Reply
It's the most powerful greenhouse gas known to humanity, and emissions have risen rapidly in recent years, the BBC has learned. Sulphur hexafluoride, or SF6, is widely used in the electrical industry to prevent short circuits and accidents. But leaks of the little-known gas in the UK and the rest of the EU in 2017 were the equivalent of putting an extra 1.3 million cars on the road.
College student slams Joe Biden after he
calls her 'lying, dog-faced pony soldier'
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Posted by NorthernDog 2/10/2020 3:22:28 PM Post Reply
The 21-year-old college student who was jokingly called a “lying, dog-faced pony soldier” by Democratic presidential candidate Joseph R. Biden in New Hampshire on Sunday said after the now-viral moment that she doesn’t believe the former vice president has what it takes to win. Madison Moore asked Mr. Biden during a campaign event in Hampton how he expected to gain momentum following an embarrassing 4th-place finish in the Iowa caucuses. “How do you explain the performance in Iowa, and why should voters believe that you can win the national election?” Ms. Moore asked. Mr. Biden said it was legitimate question
Obama-Produced Film Wins Oscar,
Producer Quotes Communist Manifesto
In Acceptance Speech. Obama Praises
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Posted by mc squared 2/10/2020 9:37:27 AM Post Reply
The first Netflix film produced by former President Obama and Michelle Obama‘s production company won an award on Sunday during the Oscars and, while accepting the award, the filmmakers recited Karl Marx’s Communist manifesto. Julia Reichert of “American Factory” received the award and said: “Working people have it harder and harder these days – and we believe that things will get better when workers of the world unite.” The term “workers of the world unite,” comes directly from the communist manifesto and was widely noticed by media critics. Obama praised them, writing on Twitter, “Congrats to Julia and Steven, the filmmakers behind American Factory, for telling such a complex,
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