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(TreeHugger)   I hope you enjoyed National Doughnut Day. It took 25 acres of rainforest and the blood of 3 endangered Sumatran tigers to bring it to America   (treehugger.com) divider line 51
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2014-06-07 11:08:34 AM  
Don't judge me! The tiger blood filled are the best.
 
2014-06-07 12:19:44 PM  
Everybody know cheetah blood donuts are better, because they make you go faster.
 
2014-06-07 12:23:02 PM  
"It's made by monsters who eat babies and it tastes fuhking great. We're having some, do you want some?"
 
2014-06-07 12:24:54 PM  
We're improving.

Last year we wiped out an indigenous tribe or two AND spread disease and pestilence in Madagascar, despite the President of Madagascar Shutting Down Everything.
 
2014-06-07 12:25:21 PM  
Why'd we only use the blood? Seems terribly wasteful.
 
2014-06-07 12:25:45 PM  
That wasn't a Sumatran Tiger - it was a Sumatran Rat-Monkey.
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Don't eat those doughnuts...
 
2014-06-07 12:25:56 PM  
Expecting corporations to 'do better' is like expecting fire to listen to a stern warning and go around your house. Utterly stupid.

Corporations are designed to pursue profit while reducing both tax and personal liability. That's what they're for; it's what they do. Corporations are meant to be constrained by regulation. Not by wishful thinking. Hoping that market forces will steer them to the land of sunshine and pixie farts is like hoping Santa will repair the damage they do. It doesn't work. It's never worked. It's propaganda.

If you don't want corporations to kill all the orangutans and tigers and locals, if you don't want them to crap all over the planet, then you have to make them behave. That means getting politicians to pass laws and getting those laws genuinely enforced.

That's all there is. Public awareness, by itself, does nothing. Lobbying the corporations makes them issue propaganda. It has nothing to do with whether corporations are 'evil'. It's how corporations are and how they're supposed to be. Regulation is where it all falls apart.
 
2014-06-07 12:26:20 PM  
Every cop has tiger blood on their hands, shirts and pants.
 
2014-06-07 12:26:27 PM  
Is that article actually the script for the finale of Cosmos?
 
2014-06-07 12:27:37 PM  

meat0918: We're improving.

Last year we wiped out an indigenous tribe or two AND spread disease and pestilence in Madagascar, despite the President of Madagascar Shutting Down Everything.


Dead natives for a free doughnut? Sounds like a fair trade. I would strangle a Indian baby for an apple fritter right now.
 
2014-06-07 12:27:39 PM  
I didn't want the donut! The told me it was free. I was getting a fat free blueberry muffin which isn't really a healthier option but I ran out of bananas and needed to eat SOMETHING. Then I got two boston cream donuts (I was getting a second coffee for a co-worker). Boston cream HAS to be the worst, but I panicked and couldn't name any other donuts.
Then I ate both donuts AND the muffin.

Now I find it is also kills the rainforest? Now I have to go guilt eat.
 
2014-06-07 12:30:33 PM  

Sid_6.7: Don't judge me! The tiger blood filled are the best.


www.blogcdn.com

They're full of WINNING
 
2014-06-07 12:33:43 PM  
'Palm oil' translates to 'date night' for Farkers.
 
2014-06-07 12:34:49 PM  
That makes me want to go buy donuts and waste them.
 
2014-06-07 12:39:08 PM  
Your blog sucks
 
2014-06-07 12:39:39 PM  
Dear Treehugger,

I care about the environment.  I believe that large corporations that pollute should be held accountable, and maybe Dunkin Donuts is one of them.

However, I truly believe that one of the reasons why more people aren't environmentalists is because groups like you just try to make them feel bad.  No one wants to feel bad.  Articles like this won't convert anyone.  They will just make people roll their eyes.  No one likes a spoil sport.

Please check yourself, let people enjoy their damn donuts, and suggest positive things people can do to help the environment.

Sincerely,
RumsfeldsReplacement
 
2014-06-07 12:40:27 PM  

ilikeracecars: I didn't want the donut! The told me it was free. I was getting a fat free blueberry muffin which isn't really a healthier option but I ran out of bananas and needed to eat SOMETHING. Then I got two boston cream donuts (I was getting a second coffee for a co-worker). Boston cream HAS to be the worst, but I panicked and couldn't name any other donuts.
Then I ate both donuts AND the muffin.

Now I find it is also kills the rainforest? Now I have to go guilt eat.


You're a monster.
How can you sleep at night?
 
2014-06-07 12:40:49 PM  

meat0918: We're improving.

Last year we wiped out an indigenous tribe or two AND spread disease and pestilence in Madagascar, despite the President of Madagascar Shutting Down Everything.


Yeah, but last year's jimmies were more vibrant.

/Mmmm....vibrant jimmies
 
2014-06-07 12:41:41 PM  
Treehugger seems to be getting a lot of links on Fark lately.

I guess Drew bought in.
 
2014-06-07 12:54:22 PM  

SithLord: Treehugger seems to be getting a lot of links on Fark lately.

I guess Drew bought in.


But what of Opposing Views??!! What'll happen to them?
 
2014-06-07 12:54:53 PM  

Land_of_the_Magic_Dragon: meat0918: We're improving.

Last year we wiped out an indigenous tribe or two AND spread disease and pestilence in Madagascar, despite the President of Madagascar Shutting Down Everything.

Dead natives for a free doughnut? Sounds like a fair trade. I would strangle a Indian baby for an apple fritter right now.


If you rape the baby first and then hang it from a tree then you get away with it.
 
2014-06-07 12:59:52 PM  
My lord. That article was written to play tree hugger bingo with, wasn't it?

I had to give up before they got to the plight of the gay blue whales being killed by the falling ash and carbon caused by the deforestation and the palm trees, but I'm sure it was there.
 
2014-06-07 01:04:19 PM  

theflatline: Land_of_the_Magic_Dragon: meat0918: We're improving.

Last year we wiped out an indigenous tribe or two AND spread disease and pestilence in Madagascar, despite the President of Madagascar Shutting Down Everything.

Dead natives for a free doughnut? Sounds like a fair trade. I would strangle a Indian baby for an apple fritter right now.

If you rape the baby first and then hang it from a tree then you get away with it.


Reread my post. I'm clearly referencing the feathered and dotted variety.
 
2014-06-07 01:04:21 PM  
Treehugger would be a lot more convincing and a lot less in the "shrill, useless whining better ignored" category if they wouldn't pick their targets so goddamned  arbitrarily.

Palm oil is a legitimate thing to be upset about, it is actually a big deal environmentally, but singling out goddamned Dunkin' Donuts over the issue is sort of like blaming Tim Tebow for the general medical problem of concussions in professional football.  Pretty much  every food product in existence that uses oil in any way uses some cut of palm oil, and that includes the "generic vegetable oil" you get at the grocery store (hell, it includes most mixes of  olive oil).

Responsible environmentalism and hijacking environmental issues to try to slander things that offend your personal sensibilities as a would-be hipster are different things, how about you try the first one instead of the second one for once?
 
2014-06-07 01:07:05 PM  
You know lard fortified with a canola or corn oil not fries well and tastes better, but also save those rainforest and tigers, as we can produce both relatively cheap in North America. Now remind me why they aren't using lard anymore, oh yeah, because all these whinny vegetarians/vegans won't eat animal products.  So there you go, vegetarians and vegans are destroying the rainforest, thanks a lot assholes.
 
2014-06-07 01:20:33 PM  

Land_of_the_Magic_Dragon: theflatline: Land_of_the_Magic_Dragon: meat0918: We're improving.

Last year we wiped out an indigenous tribe or two AND spread disease and pestilence in Madagascar, despite the President of Madagascar Shutting Down Everything.

Dead natives for a free doughnut? Sounds like a fair trade. I would strangle a Indian baby for an apple fritter right now.

If you rape the baby first and then hang it from a tree then you get away with it.

Reread my post. I'm clearly referencing the feathered and dotted variety.


And not the dotted.
 
2014-06-07 01:26:08 PM  

Jim_Callahan: Treehugger would be a lot more convincing and a lot less in the "shrill, useless whining better ignored" category if they wouldn't pick their targets so goddamned  arbitrarily.

Palm oil is a legitimate thing to be upset about, it is actually a big deal environmentally, but singling out goddamned Dunkin' Donuts over the issue is sort of like blaming Tim Tebow for the general medical problem of concussions in professional football.  Pretty much  every food product in existence that uses oil in any way uses some cut of palm oil, and that includes the "generic vegetable oil" you get at the grocery store (hell, it includes most mixes of  olive oil).

Responsible environmentalism and hijacking environmental issues to try to slander things that offend your personal sensibilities as a would-be hipster are different things, how about you try the first one instead of the second one for once?


That probably has to do with the fact that it's one of the largest chains that sells donuts daily and millions buy from it daily.  And since people are useless bastards, it's easier to get the manufacturer to not make it than people to not eat donuts. I have had a donut in years because I don't eat palm oil or HFCS.

Trust me, people will justify eating what they want. I eat chicken.  I like poultry and know probably half the chicken I eat (more than half to be honest) is not raised humanely as it should be.  My brother's wife doesn't eat 'meat' because of moral reasons. But she eats dairy and fish (fish! like that isn't the same fracking thing).  I have asked why fish but she does the whole mind gymnastics to justify it.

You tell people to not eat palm oil they will be like "Well you don't know it's from a bad place  so I'm going to eat it." as if that's the point.
 
2014-06-07 01:26:56 PM  
The donuts got made anyways. Either I eat 'em or the wage slaves chuck 'em at the elderly and homeless. It's not likethey said "Harry is going to swing by for a short dozen of glazed 'cause even diabetic hyperglycemia feels better than the vague, empty nothingness that he normally feels."
 
2014-06-07 01:35:35 PM  
tjsands1118:  Now remind me why they aren't using lard anymore, oh yeah, because all these whinny vegetarians/vegans won't eat animal products.


You want horses to start eating animal products?
 
2014-06-07 01:36:15 PM  

tjsands1118: You know lard fortified with a canola or corn oil not fries well and tastes better, but also save those rainforest and tigers, as we can produce both relatively cheap in North America. Now remind me why they aren't using lard anymore, oh yeah, because all these whinny vegetarians/vegans won't eat animal products.  So there you go, vegetarians and vegans are destroying the rainforest, thanks a lot assholes.


I like the cut of your jibe.  Do you by any chance publish a newsletter I may subscribe to?
 
2014-06-07 01:39:22 PM  
ct.fra.bz
 
2014-06-07 01:41:26 PM  
www.fritriac.de
 
2014-06-07 02:19:13 PM  
Next thing they will be making me feel guilty for buying my nike shoes.
 
2014-06-07 02:40:38 PM  
Why is this about doughnuts when TFA also says it's "in 50 percent of items at the supermarket."  Did doughnut day suddenly give them a revelation?  Then again, I've never seen a doughnut ooze grease.  Maybe you should stop buying donuts at the quick lube station?
 
2014-06-07 03:03:12 PM  
This is the Law of Unintended Consequences in action: Take away trans fats and the world moved to a healthier but ecologically disastrous substitute. (Not much healthier -- it's as close to a natural trans fat that exists.)

The fact is that Indonesia and Malaysia are raping their own countries for profits; we're just enabling them. Opposing its further expansion in products like biodiesel (like regulating whether you can call it "sustainable" when it clearly isn't) makes sense, but it's not Tim Horton's fault that their greed far surpasses their love of their homeland. Unfortunately, it's now entrenched in food and after removing trans fat, no one is going to budge unless regulations or lawsuits force them.
 
2014-06-07 03:11:38 PM  
What a farking stupid waste of time...
 
2014-06-07 03:25:45 PM  

Jim_Callahan: Responsible environmentalism and hijacking environmental issues to try to slander things that offend your personal sensibilities as a would-be hipster are different things, how about you try the first one instead of the second one for once?


We ran out of real toxic waste dumps to clean up thirty years ago. There is no "responsible environmentalism" left, now we just declare a different safe thing to be lethally toxic every few months to keep everyone in a profitable state of environmental panic.

/WETLANDS! WE NEED TO PRESERVE THE WETLANDS! GO GET THEM EVIL REPUBLICAN INSECT CONTROL CORPORATIONS, TIGER!
 
2014-06-07 03:33:33 PM  
Has the thought of that free doughnut suddenly become less appetizing?

Nope.
 
2014-06-07 03:38:09 PM  
What do you suppose got us using palm oil in the first place? The same dumb short-sighted do-goodery that had us eating margarine, that's what. (And maybe some shelf-stability, but who cares, we sacrificed deliciousness). If we were using butter to make baked goods, and frying things in lard, as the Lord intended, we wouldn't need palm oil. So save orangutans and tigers by demanding that food be deep-fried in delicious, savory lard.
 
2014-06-07 03:49:54 PM  

RandomAxe: Expecting corporations to 'do better' is like expecting fire to listen to a stern warning and go around your house. Utterly stupid.

Corporations are designed to pursue profit while reducing both tax and personal liability. That's what they're for; it's what they do. Corporations are meant to be constrained by regulation. Not by wishful thinking. Hoping that market forces will steer them to the land of sunshine and pixie farts is like hoping Santa will repair the damage they do. It doesn't work. It's never worked. It's propaganda.

If you don't want corporations to kill all the orangutans and tigers and locals, if you don't want them to crap all over the planet, then you have to make them behave. That means getting politicians to pass laws and getting those laws genuinely enforced.

That's all there is. Public awareness, by itself, does nothing. Lobbying the corporations makes them issue propaganda. It has nothing to do with whether corporations are 'evil'. It's how corporations are and how they're supposed to be. Regulation is where it all falls apart.


Not bad, you have our permission to continue to live under your bridge.
 
2014-06-07 05:16:38 PM  

tjsands1118: You know lard fortified with a canola or corn oil not fries well and tastes better, but also save those rainforest and tigers, as we can produce both relatively cheap in North America. Now remind me why they aren't using lard anymore, oh yeah, because all these whinny vegetarians/vegans won't eat animal products.  So there you go, vegetarians and vegans are destroying the rainforest, thanks a lot assholes.


You may be on to something here.  There are alternatives to beef and pork lard that don't hurt animals.

Do you know how many liposuctions are done in this country?

/renewable resource!
 
2014-06-07 05:22:58 PM  

ruta: What do you suppose got us using palm oil in the first place? The same dumb short-sighted do-goodery that had us eating margarine, that's what. (And maybe some shelf-stability, but who cares, we sacrificed deliciousness). If we were using butter to make baked goods, and frying things in lard, as the Lord intended, we wouldn't need palm oil. So save orangutans and tigers by demanding that food be deep-fried in delicious, savory lard.


They're happy because they use lard
 
2014-06-07 05:28:37 PM  

tjsands1118: You know lard fortified with a canola or corn oil not fries well and tastes better, but also save those rainforest and tigers, as we can produce both relatively cheap in North America. Now remind me why they aren't using lard anymore, oh yeah, because all these whinny vegetarians/vegans won't eat animal products.  So there you go, vegetarians and vegans are destroying the rainforest, thanks a lot assholes.


Whoops, that's what I get for skimming the comments.
 
2014-06-07 05:37:30 PM  

tjsands1118: You know lard fortified with a canola or corn oil not fries well and tastes better, but also save those rainforest and tigers, as we can produce both relatively cheap in North America. Now remind me why they aren't using lard anymore, oh yeah, because all these whinny vegetarians/vegans won't eat animal products.  So there you go, vegetarians and vegans are destroying the rainforest, thanks a lot assholes.


You, I like you.
 
2014-06-07 06:44:50 PM  

Nightshade50: tjsands1118: You know lard fortified with a canola or corn oil not fries well and tastes better, but also save those rainforest and tigers, as we can produce both relatively cheap in North America. Now remind me why they aren't using lard anymore, oh yeah, because all these whinny vegetarians/vegans won't eat animal products.  So there you go, vegetarians and vegans are destroying the rainforest, thanks a lot assholes.

You, I like you.

reposti.com

 
2014-06-07 07:04:04 PM  
Mmm...Sumatran Tiger blood
 
2014-06-07 07:53:51 PM  

Oldiron_79: ruta: What do you suppose got us using palm oil in the first place? The same dumb short-sighted do-goodery that had us eating margarine, that's what. (And maybe some shelf-stability, but who cares, we sacrificed deliciousness). If we were using butter to make baked goods, and frying things in lard, as the Lord intended, we wouldn't need palm oil. So save orangutans and tigers by demanding that food be deep-fried in delicious, savory lard.

They're happy because they use lard


3.bp.blogspot.com

themargaretfultonproject.files.wordpress.com

maybe if we went back to eating lard, it wouldn't have to be made into cream rinses and hand creams as magnesium stearate
 
2014-06-07 08:12:56 PM  
Just plant some damn trees and feed the farkin orangutans donuts...problem sorta solved

img.fark.net
 
2014-06-07 09:53:16 PM  

Saturn5: Why is this about doughnuts when TFA also says it's "in 50 percent of items at the supermarket."  Did doughnut day suddenly give them a revelation?  Then again, I've never seen a doughnut ooze grease.  Maybe you should stop buying donuts at the quick lube station?


That's the problem with articles like this. Any excuse to bring it up will be taken, which is why no one listens. Inundating the target audience with information at every turn, no matter how valid the complaint, will always come off as an assault. Shutting out the message and getting away is the natural response.

It's like that person you know that can never just be Christian, every word out of their mouth is about Jesus. And the more you resist, the more they fight to get their message across until it just comes off as an accusation.
 
2014-06-08 10:05:10 AM  

Vlad_the_Inaner: tjsands1118: You know lard fortified with a canola or corn oil not fries well and tastes better, but also save those rainforest and tigers, as we can produce both relatively cheap in North America. Now remind me why they aren't using lard anymore, oh yeah, because all these whinny vegetarians/vegans won't eat animal products.  So there you go, vegetarians and vegans are destroying the rainforest, thanks a lot assholes.

You may be on to something here.  There are alternatives to beef and pork lard that don't hurt animals.

Do you know how many liposuctions are done in this country?

/renewable resource!


We were selling people their own fat asses back to them.
 
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