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(The New York Times)   NYT Op-Ed says to 'stop eating animals' if you care about climate change, racial justice, the working poor, converting to the metric system, and how your spouse always leaves half-a-bite of stuff in the fridge, like, Jesus Christ, just throw it away   (nytimes.com) divider line
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2020-05-27 1:38:27 PM  
Instagreen of a NewsDerpers link with 4 clicks (as I write this)

Nice job.
 
2020-05-27 1:44:02 PM  
NewsBusters? Were they the home of the floor-humper guy or was that WorldNetDaily?
 
2020-05-27 1:58:50 PM  

hobnail: NewsBusters? Were they the home of the floor-humper guy or was that WorldNetDaily?


Newshumpers?
 
2020-05-27 2:02:06 PM  
America's favorite Child Molester (allegedly, some have said)

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Thanks Brent! Your contributions to journalism and  humanity have just been amazing.
 
2020-05-27 2:07:29 PM  
It's not like Republicans have the mental capacity to deal with more than one level of cause and effect.
 
2020-05-27 3:19:24 PM  
Love the headline.  Hate the article.
 
2020-05-27 3:22:34 PM  
FuddHumpers
 
2020-05-27 3:53:02 PM  
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2020-05-27 4:04:05 PM  

xanadian: Love the headline.  Hate the article.


You're just virtue signaling with that post. Mr. SJW.
 
2020-05-27 4:14:28 PM  
NewsBusters still exists? lol
 
2020-05-27 4:16:03 PM  
I thought Fark had a policy against white nationalist websites.
 
2020-05-27 4:17:16 PM  
NYT Op-Ed...

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2020-05-27 4:18:40 PM  
If God didn't want us to eat animals, he shouldn't have made them out of meat.
 
2020-05-27 4:19:00 PM  
Going vegetarian is probably the single best thing any of us can do for the environment.

/eats lots of meat.
 
2020-05-27 4:19:49 PM  

NewportBarGuy: America's favorite Child Molester (allegedly, some have said)

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Thanks Brent! Your contributions to journalism and  humanity have just been amazing.


I won't lie, he kind of looks like a child molester.
 
2020-05-27 4:19:50 PM  
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2020-05-27 4:19:59 PM  

I hereby demand that I be given a Fark account: NYT Op-Ed...

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Newsbusters...

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2020-05-27 4:20:40 PM  
Let's talk about that last one because oooh it makes me so furious when people who aren't me do that.
 
2020-05-27 4:21:38 PM  
I promise to only eat the edible animals.
 
2020-05-27 4:22:57 PM  

leviosaurus: I hereby demand that I be given a Fark account: NYT Op-Ed...

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Newsbusters...

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I didn't even get to the link. Just the first two words were enough to shiat-can reading that.
 
2020-05-27 4:23:28 PM  

Epic Fap Session: I promise to only eat the edible animals.


^ only eats animals convicted to death for the crime of being tasty

/
 
2020-05-27 4:23:43 PM  
I don't think I'll ever go full veggie, but I have to admit I feel much better since I stopped eating red meat and pared down my meat consumption in general.
 
2020-05-27 4:24:04 PM  

RabidRythmDivas: If God didn't want us to eat animals, he shouldn't have made them out of meat.


AND made them so delicious.


/agree with at least cutting back on meat consumption.
//probably because I'm a beta cuck normie or whatever.
 
2020-05-27 4:24:09 PM  

Fart_Machine: I thought Fark had a policy against white nationalist websites.


They get greened with 13 downvotes?
 
2020-05-27 4:25:24 PM  
This article is dumb. It is written by dumb people. It is published on a dumb site.

While I would never make personal attacks against anyone on Fark.com because that's not allowed and the modmins are truly unimpeachable in their fair, universal application of Fark rules (no trolls here!), logic would dictate that the person submitting it as well as the person greenlighting it are also dumb.

This does not reflect my personal opinion; it's just science.
 
2020-05-27 4:26:14 PM  

mrparks: Fart_Machine: I thought Fark had a policy against white nationalist websites.

They get greened with 13 downvotes?


-15 and counting.
 
2020-05-27 4:29:15 PM  
Why do newspapers still even do op-eds? They're  always just some shiatty blogpost from someone trying to sell a book.
 
2020-05-27 4:30:05 PM  

Dafatone: Going vegetarian is probably the single best thing any of us can do for the environment.

/eats lots of meat.


At least that's a reasonable position!

"Yeah, it would probably help, but I love my meat."

As opposed to:

"People who go vegetarian to help things are stupid libby lib doodie heads attention whores and mah rights to eats the meat and therefore and such and they really only do it to look cool and edgy and enlightened."
 
2020-05-27 4:32:25 PM  
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2020-05-27 4:32:38 PM  
Many, many years ago, News Busters introduced us all to the Floor Humping Man.
 
2020-05-27 4:32:54 PM  
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2020-05-27 4:33:02 PM  
Remember who claims to own the politics queue.  And "wonder" why shiat like this goes insta green.
 
2020-05-27 4:33:19 PM  
We switched from grocery store meat to a company that sends us locally sourced meats cuz they send us videos of pigs and chickens and cows having fun out in a field.

Plus it tastes way better; especially the chicken.
 
2020-05-27 4:33:24 PM  
"Every time you eat a steak, a hippie's hacky sack falls into a sewer."

That observation from Mr. Oswalt is more than enough reason to keep eating meat.
 
2020-05-27 4:35:09 PM  

Joshudan: We switched from grocery store meat to a company that sends us locally sourced meats cuz they send us videos of pigs and chickens and cows having fun out in a field.

Plus it tastes way better; especially the chicken.


Yeah, it's much more humane to know that the cow was loving life right up till someone blew his brains out with a bolt gun.
 
2020-05-27 4:35:11 PM  
Evidently I hate nature, minorities, and poor people because fark you.
 
2020-05-27 4:36:55 PM  

Fart_Machine: I thought Fark had a policy against white nationalist websites.


Are you new here?
 
2020-05-27 4:38:57 PM  
Meat is an inefficient use of land and crops, has an environmental and public health impact, and just like everything else has a disparate impact on poorer nonwhite people.

There are a lot of ways to address these issues. "Stop eating meat" is one of them. It has the benefit of simplicity, but I tend to think it's a non-starter because our country is supposedly democratic and meat is way, way too tasty.

However, we can still regulate the meat industry in ways that cause it to have less environmental and social impact, which will make it more expensive, which will decrease overall meat consumption, which I don't think is a bad thing. Of course, any time anyone tries to make the meat industry less antisocial there's always a contingent that threatens armed rebellion and says we're trying to eliminate hamburgers if the price of beef goes up $0.30 a pound.

It's yahoos like the writers of TFA that are preventing us from having any reasonable discussion about the externalities of our food choices, so fark them.
 
2020-05-27 4:39:03 PM  
Our consumption of meat, especially in America, is problematically intertwined with climate change, racial justice, and worker's rights. This should not be a controversial or unreasonable statement to anybody.

But it's worth noting for the sake of proper context that this also applies to our consumption of damn-near everything.

That being said, the meat industry stands out a bit from other markets because of the often unhealthy conditions for both animals and human laborers involved.

The only "logical" argument to oppose a hefty reduction in meat consumption (which we should do culturally anyways for health reasons) or broad reforms for the entire industry is, "you're right, but I quite frankly don't care enough about that other shiat to give up five nights a week of buffalo wings." I don't find that argument particularly compelling.
 
2020-05-27 4:41:22 PM  

stoli n coke: Joshudan: We switched from grocery store meat to a company that sends us locally sourced meats cuz they send us videos of pigs and chickens and cows having fun out in a field.

Plus it tastes way better; especially the chicken.

Yeah, it's much more humane to know that the cow was loving life right up till someone blew his brains out with a bolt gun.


I suspect that you posted that sarcastically, but you are actually 100% correct. Is there a German term for this phenomenon?
 
2020-05-27 4:42:35 PM  

Martian_Astronomer: Meat is an inefficient use of land and crops, has an environmental and public health impact, and just like everything else has a disparate impact on poorer nonwhite people.

There are a lot of ways to address these issues. "Stop eating meat" is one of them. It has the benefit of simplicity, but I tend to think it's a non-starter because our country is supposedly democratic and meat is way, way too tasty.

However, we can still regulate the meat industry in ways that cause it to have less environmental and social impact, which will make it more expensive, which will decrease overall meat consumption, which I don't think is a bad thing. Of course, any time anyone tries to make the meat industry less antisocial there's always a contingent that threatens armed rebellion and says we're trying to eliminate hamburgers if the price of beef goes up $0.30 a pound.

It's yahoos like the writers of TFA that are preventing us from having any reasonable discussion about the externalities of our food choices, so fark them.


So, your solution to help poor people is to make food more expensive?
 
2020-05-27 4:42:36 PM  

RabidRythmDivas: If God didn't want us to eat animals, he shouldn't have made them out of meat.



If God (who doesn't exist) didn't want us to eat animals, He would have given us the ability to manufacture our own vitamin B-12.
 
2020-05-27 4:43:22 PM  

stoli n coke: Martian_Astronomer: Meat is an inefficient use of land and crops, has an environmental and public health impact, and just like everything else has a disparate impact on poorer nonwhite people.

There are a lot of ways to address these issues. "Stop eating meat" is one of them. It has the benefit of simplicity, but I tend to think it's a non-starter because our country is supposedly democratic and meat is way, way too tasty.

However, we can still regulate the meat industry in ways that cause it to have less environmental and social impact, which will make it more expensive, which will decrease overall meat consumption, which I don't think is a bad thing. Of course, any time anyone tries to make the meat industry less antisocial there's always a contingent that threatens armed rebellion and says we're trying to eliminate hamburgers if the price of beef goes up $0.30 a pound.

It's yahoos like the writers of TFA that are preventing us from having any reasonable discussion about the externalities of our food choices, so fark them.

So, your solution to help poor people is to make food more expensive?


That's actually even dumber than the last thing you posted. Impressive.
 
2020-05-27 4:44:11 PM  

culebra: NewsBusters still exists? lol


Republican voters need reassurance that news articles that don't fit their preferred narrative are part of the Liberal Mainstream Media Agenda!!!
 
2020-05-27 4:45:33 PM  

rebelyell2006: mrparks: Fart_Machine: I thought Fark had a policy against white nationalist websites.

They get greened with 13 downvotes?

-15 and counting.


I know! I was No.14.
 
2020-05-27 4:46:09 PM  
Thank you for changing this to the actual NYT op-ed.
 
2020-05-27 4:46:23 PM  
stoli n coke:

Yeah, it's much more humane to know that the cow was loving life right up till someone blew his brains out with a bolt gun.

It is, and the meat tastes better as a result because stress and fear have a detrimental effect on the flavour.
 
2020-05-27 4:46:45 PM  

hobnail: NewsBusters? Were they the home of the floor-humper guy or was that WorldNetDaily?


I think that was WorldNutDayley
 
2020-05-27 4:48:39 PM  
Let's get that vat-grown meat industry up and running!

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2020-05-27 4:49:03 PM  

stoli n coke: Martian_Astronomer: Meat is an inefficient use of land and crops, has an environmental and public health impact, and just like everything else has a disparate impact on poorer nonwhite people.

There are a lot of ways to address these issues. "Stop eating meat" is one of them. It has the benefit of simplicity, but I tend to think it's a non-starter because our country is supposedly democratic and meat is way, way too tasty.

However, we can still regulate the meat industry in ways that cause it to have less environmental and social impact, which will make it more expensive, which will decrease overall meat consumption, which I don't think is a bad thing. Of course, any time anyone tries to make the meat industry less antisocial there's always a contingent that threatens armed rebellion and says we're trying to eliminate hamburgers if the price of beef goes up $0.30 a pound.

It's yahoos like the writers of TFA that are preventing us from having any reasonable discussion about the externalities of our food choices, so fark them.

So, your solution to help poor people is to make food more expensive?


...if it makes their overall life easier than it would when you add in all of the global externalities of meat production, heart disease, yes?

Did you know that sometimes spending money in some areas makes things better in others?
 
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