The difference between science and the fuzzy subjects is that science requires reasoning while those other subjects merely require scholarship.-Robert A. Heinlein
Girls With Guns
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Not all vegans are 'tree huggers'...okay.
Here's a guy who's a Christian and a conservative and he's a vegan...okay...sounds like a reasonable person.
And this guy is a vegan because he knows that animals...are not his enemies.
When Nazis rounded up Jews, babies were ripped out of their mothers' arms. In the dairy industry, calves are stolen from their mothers after birth. Other animal mothers, such as sows, rabbits and ewes, have their babies taken within days, weeks or months after birth. Separating families is a psychologically devastating tactic used to weaken one's pride and inhibit their desire to retaliate and fight back. Nazis swiped this technique from the meat, dairy and egg industries. Jews were tattooed to mark them. All animals in the meat and dairy industries are branded with hot irons, or ear-notched with a numerical tag. Jews were sent to the concentration camps in the same extermination trucks that still send animals to slaughterhouses. The Nazis constructed human slaughterhouses to massacre millions, while these torture-buildings have been strategically built all over the planet to massacre billions of animals. Jews have been, while animals still are, treated like nothing, as if their lives don't matter.Because, when Nazis treat people like animals it's bad, but if you treat animals like animals... well...it's like... look! Over there! Shiny!!
N.Y.T.: In a record penalty, a court in southern China on Friday imposed a fine of nearly $500 million on GlaxoSmithKline, the scandal-hit British pharmaceutical giant, and sentenced its former head of China operations to at least 2 years in prison, a state news agency reported. The penalty was for bribery in a case that has exposed widespread corruption in China’s medical sector.
The fine of 3 billion renminbi, or $487 million, was imposed on the company by a court in Changsha, the capital of Hunan Province
The renminbi is the official currency of the People’s Republic of China. The name... literally means "people's currency".
The yuan (元/圆) is the basic unit of the renminbi, but is also used to refer to the Chinese currency generally, especially in international contexts. The distinction between the terms "renminbi" and "yuan" is similar to that between sterling and pound, which respectively refer to the British currency and its primary unit. One yuan is subdivided into 10 jiǎo (角), and a jiǎo in turn is subdivided into 10 fēn(分).
British Prime Minister Neville Chamberlain was a hawk compared to Barack Obama. At least Chamberlain was building up his country's military forces while trying to appease Hitler. Obama is cutting back on our military forces while our enemies around the world are expanding theirs.-Thomas Sowell
Just because you see pictures of glaciers falling into the ocean doesn't mean anything bad is happening. This is something that happens all the time. It's part of the natural cycle of things. We know from measurements that glaciers have been melting for 200 years at least.-Freeman Dyson
Pfc. West distinguished himself by conspicuous gallantry above and beyond the call of duty in action against the enemy. He voluntarily accompanied a contingent to locate and destroy a reported enemy outpost. Nearing the objective, the patrol was ambushed and suffered numerous casualties. Observing his wounded leader Iying in an exposed position, Pfc. West ordered the troops to withdraw, then braved intense fire to reach and assist him. While attempting evacuation, he was attacked by 3 hostile soldiers employing grenades and small-arms fire. Quickly shifting his body to shelter the officer, he killed the assailants with his rifle, then carried the helpless man to safety. He was critically wounded and lost an eye in this action. but courageously returned through withering fire and bursting shells to assist the wounded. While evacuating 2 comrades, he closed with and killed 3 more of the foe. Pfc. West's indomitable spirit, consummate valor, and intrepid actions inspired all who observed him, reflect the highest credit on himself, and uphold the honored traditions of the military service.
“A nation reveals itself not only by the men it produces, but also by the men it honors; the men it remembers.”
It makes me roll my eyes every time one of our pundits waxes poetic about the great history and culture of the Muslim Mid east. Unless I’m missing something, the Arabs haven’t given anything to the world since Algebra, and, by the way, thanks a hell of a lot for that one.- Dennis Miller
"..this is not our fight alone. American power can make a decisive difference, but we cannot do for Iraqis what they must do for themselves, nor can we take the place of Arab partners in securing their region... America will lead a broad coalition to roll back this terrorist threat."You see, it's not really our fight, well, it's kind of our fight, but just because we're leading the fight doesn't mean it's our fight. It's your region, so it's only fair that you guys put up the bulk of the