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In Nature: Me [25F] with my boyfriend [25M] of seven months. He has VERY bizarre opinions and I want help understanding him, and getting him to understand how others see him Relationships submitted 7 hours ago by throwaway47273747483 have been with my boyfriend, Henry, for around 7 months now, and he's an amazing guy etc. I really see this developing into a long and very serious relationship. There are no big problems or red flags. One thing that gets me though, are his political opinions. They are esoteric, somewhat incomprehensible, and frankly, bizarre. He is an ardent monarchist (we are in the UK) but not in the typical use of the word (ie liking the Queen being an impartial head of state), he literally believes in the divine right of kings and that it is the only natural form of government. He claims to recognise no monarch since James ll, and apparently the real legitimate successor is some guy called Francis who I've never heard of, who is also supposedly the rightful king of France and Greece. He never votes, saying he has no desire to assist his monarch in their choice of servants (which is technically how the UK government works, the Queen "chooses" whoever wins the election). He expressed disgust at Prince Harry's recent engagement, I pressed him as to why (I was slightly worried it was racist in nature) and he said both Meghan Markle and Kate Middleton are commoners who have no business marrying royalty, then made some remark about the Royal Family being a "ghastly bunch of arriviste Germans anyway, so I suppose it doesn't matter". It's just strange. It's like his worldview is so odd and so far removed from anything I can even begin to understand. I can name the current major Royals and a few of the more important historical ones, whereas he is an absolute expert. He will passionately debate anyone who wants to, though again it just makes him look strange. Friends at dinner will be discussing normal, contemporary political issues, and he will interject and go on some tangent about how this all relates to "King John's submission to Papal authority in 1213". He does seem to genuinely believe this stuff, but it gives an odd impression to those around us. No one can really reply beecause they don't know what he's talking about so he definitely gets the feeling he's winning these debates (he's far too well-mannered to be rude about it, but it's certainly an unspoken truth in his view) tikkunolamorgtfo: TFW your boyfriend is a 17th Century Catholic vampire who is NOT OVER™ the Glorious Revolution of 1688.
In Nature: Me [25F] with my boyfriend [25M] of seven months. He has VERY bizarre opinions
 and I want help understanding him, and getting him to understand how others see
 him Relationships
 submitted 7 hours ago by throwaway47273747483
 have been with my boyfriend, Henry, for around 7 months now, and he's an amazing guy etc.
 I really see this developing into a long and very serious relationship. There are no big
 problems or red flags.
 One thing that gets me though, are his political opinions. They are esoteric, somewhat
 incomprehensible, and frankly, bizarre. He is an ardent monarchist (we are in the UK) but not
 in the typical use of the word (ie liking the Queen being an impartial head of state), he literally
 believes in the divine right of kings and that it is the only natural form of government. He
 claims to recognise no monarch since James ll, and apparently the real legitimate successor
 is some guy called Francis who I've never heard of, who is also supposedly the rightful king of
 France and Greece. He never votes, saying he has no desire to assist his monarch in their
 choice of servants (which is technically how the UK government works, the Queen "chooses"
 whoever wins the election). He expressed disgust at Prince Harry's recent engagement, I
 pressed him as to why (I was slightly worried it was racist in nature) and he said both Meghan
 Markle and Kate Middleton are commoners who have no business marrying royalty, then made
 some remark about the Royal Family being a "ghastly bunch of arriviste Germans anyway, so I
 suppose it doesn't matter". It's just strange. It's like his worldview is so odd and so far removed
 from anything I can even begin to understand. I can name the current major Royals and a few
 of the more important historical ones, whereas he is an absolute expert.
 He will passionately debate anyone who wants to, though again it just makes him look strange.
 Friends at dinner will be discussing normal, contemporary political issues, and he will interject
 and go on some tangent about how this all relates to "King John's submission to Papal
 authority in 1213". He does seem to genuinely believe this stuff, but it gives an odd impression
 to those around us. No one can really reply beecause they don't know what he's talking about
 so he definitely gets the feeling he's winning these debates (he's far too well-mannered to be
 rude about it, but it's certainly an unspoken truth in his view)
tikkunolamorgtfo:
TFW your boyfriend is a 17th Century Catholic vampire who is NOT OVER™ the Glorious Revolution of 1688.

tikkunolamorgtfo: TFW your boyfriend is a 17th Century Catholic vampire who is NOT OVER™ the Glorious Revolution of 1688.

In Nature: Meg OVeganMegane Vegans who feed their pets meat: u guys have gotta see the bigger picture. We shouldn't support animal exploitation w/ our money That's it. 7/13/16, 10:50 PM aer @thelilmermade @VeganMegane yes um so how would I feed my cat? 7/13/16, 11:02 PM lI VIEW TWEET ACTIVITY Meg @VeganMegane @thelilmermade is your cat male or 7m female? :) check out this website for more info: vegancats.com/ veganfaq.php Meg @VeganMegane @thelilmermade I know you want to best for your companion, and I won't deny that there are risks, but you can minimise those risks! 5m someoneintheshadow456: nautica-the-savant: marbledmartin: thegrumpymathematician: nunyabizni: sarcasmsuitsme: skypig357: iswearimnotnaked: hi hello CATS!!!! CANNOT!!!! BE VEGAN!!!!! i cannot believe i have to fucking say this. dogs are omnivore and IF YOUR VET APPROVES your pooch MAY be able to go on an APPROVED(!!!!!) commercial vegan dog food like the brand “v-dog” which has all the essential vitamins, protein, etc. (the oldest record winning dogs have been vegan) cats are CARNIVORE and cannot fucking live on a vegan diet. a vet would laugh in your face and probably find some way to have your pet taken away from you because you’re obviously not fit to have an animal if you think you can feed a cat a diet based on your own ethics i’m vegan but this is so fucking harmful. it’s about minimizing your harm, not putting your animals on risky diets in an attempt to be perfect. DON’T FUCKING DO THIS TO YOUR PETS Idiot people If you see someone you know doing this, report them for animal cruelty and neglect. ^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^ This posts, and many of the notes on it, are bothering me. Ladies, gentlemen, esteemed colleagues from outside the confines of the gender binary; gather ‘round. Let’s throw some science in this joint. 1. Humans. Humans are not cats. Humans are not dogs. One would think this obvious, but people have a tendency to attempt such interspecies comparisons when discussing diet. Humans are order omnivora; we have essentially evolved in a manner that attempts to give us as much dietary flexibility as possible. We do, however, require a substance called B12 (or cobalamin), which is extremely important for brain and nervous system functions, as well as the synthesis of DNA and the construction of red blood cells. We cannot produce this vitamin ourselves–no animal, plant, or fungus can. The enzymes used in cobalamin production are essentially unique to bacteria and archaea–some species of which hang out in the digestive tracks of other animals. We get cobalamin in a roundabout way from fish, shellfish, meat, eggs, milk, and dairy products. While there is no naturally-occurring, vegan source of the vitamin that has been demonstrated effective in a human study of statistically significant sample size, effective synthetic forms do exist and can be used as a substitute.  Cyanocobalamin is one of the most common and is frequently found in fortified foods and vitamins. In short: Humans are omnivores. Humans have evolved for dietary flexibility, including viable vegetarianism. Humans did not evolve for veganism (be extremely suspicious of people who tell you that we did, as they are lying), but due to modern technologies, veganism is also a viable diet that humans can thrive on, should they so choose. 2. Cats. Cats are order carnivora. Cats require (amongst other things) an amino acid called taurine. We’re not quite sure how, exactly, but we know that it’s extremely important to feline heart wall tissue, retinal tissue, and brain tissue amongst other things. Cats cannot manufacture their own taurine, and must get it from other sources–primarily shellfish, fish and meat. Taurine breaks down when heated, so feeding your cat a home-cooked diet rich in this foods is also not necessarily a good idea (talk to a vet). Secondary (read: SUPPLEMENTARY. NOT A SOLE SOURCE OF TAURINE.) sources of taurine for cats include dairy, eggs, and seaweed- or yeast-based taurine supplements. In nature, cats don’t really need to worry about getting enough taurine, because (as you may have noticed), taurine sources are indeed the things that cats tend to catch and eat. However, a cat that lives in a human household is dependent on humans for food, and sometimes humans are utter fucktrucks. In short: Cats are obligate carnivores. Their primary source of nutrition is meat. They must eat meat, preferably as close to raw as possible. They have digestive tracks designed for digesting meat. There are vegan/vegetarian cat kibbles on the market. Do not buy them. Your cat is neither vegan nor vegetarian, and if you adjust their diet as if they were, you are a terrible person who is harming and possibly killing your pet. You suck. End of discussion. 3. Dogs. Dogs are slightly more nuanced here. They are facultative carnivores–meaning that they optimally should eat meat, but can survive on other things if resources are scare. Dogs also need the amino acid taurine, but can technically manufacture it themselves if the proper building blocks are in their diets. They also need vitamin D–D3 is preferable, but D2 can be used to some degree. Dogs are somewhere between us (the true omnivore) and the cat (the true carnivore). A vegan or vegetarian diet will keep a dog alive, certainly, but is unlikely to allow your pet to thrive as it lacks the recommended nutrients. You should probably be feeding your dog meat. The exception here–some dogs are allergic to conventional dog foods, or find symptoms of certain diseases alleviated by vegetarianism. In this case, a veterinarian (not you, layperson, I mean an actual trained veterinarian) may determine that the benefits of putting your dog on a vegetarian/vegan diet outweigh those of feeding your dog meat. This is relatively rare, but does occasionally happen. And no, actually, the oldest dog is not vegan–Bramble is the only dog on this list that I found had some indication of veganism. The oldest dog on record is an Australian Kelpie named Maggie, who was not vegan. It is more likely that Bramble lived that long despite the veganism, not because of it. In short: If a vet thinks that your dog may be allergic to dog food/require a special diet and recommends you try feeding it a vegetarian/vegan diet, listen to your vet. Otherwise? Dogs are carnivora. They do need vegetables and other sources of nutrients, but their optimal fuel, as it were, is meat. Your dog needs meat to be happy. Fucking feed your dog.  Now, I did manage to find two veterinarians who disagree with every other study I dug up and the American Veterinary Medical Association. Their articles are here and here. They don’t really have sources, and are essentially wholly dependent on anecdotal evidence (“my dog is a vegetarian and hasn’t died!”), but for those of you data cherry-pickers reading this, there you go.  As a rule, dogs and cats need meat. If that makes you uncomfortable, that is your problem, not theirs. If you try to implement a vegan or vegetarian diet for your pets because you implemented one for yourself, you shouldn’t have those pets. That is animal abuse. (By the way, those of you not feeding your cats and non-allergic dogs the food they need to survive and thrive? What the fuck is wrong with you? Do you not love your pets?) TL;DR If you do not want a pet that must be fed meat, you should under no circumstances acquire a cat or a dog. Thank you for your time. Rebloobing for the more detailed info on B12 and obligate carnivore vs true omnivores Always reblog. Dear Vegans, If you’re not willing to at least feed your dogs and cats commercial food, get a rabbit or a parrot.
In Nature: Meg
 OVeganMegane
 Vegans who feed their pets meat:
 u guys have gotta see the bigger
 picture. We shouldn't support
 animal exploitation w/ our money
 That's it.
 7/13/16, 10:50 PM

 aer
 @thelilmermade
 @VeganMegane yes um so how
 would I feed my cat?
 7/13/16, 11:02 PM
 lI VIEW TWEET ACTIVITY
 Meg @VeganMegane
 @thelilmermade is your cat male or
 7m
 female? :) check out this website for
 more info: vegancats.com/
 veganfaq.php

 Meg @VeganMegane
 @thelilmermade I know you want to
 best for your companion, and I
 won't deny that there are risks, but
 you can minimise those risks!
 5m
someoneintheshadow456:

nautica-the-savant:

marbledmartin:

thegrumpymathematician:

nunyabizni:

sarcasmsuitsme:

skypig357:

iswearimnotnaked:

hi hello CATS!!!! CANNOT!!!! BE VEGAN!!!!! 

i cannot believe i have to fucking say this. 

dogs are omnivore and IF YOUR VET APPROVES your pooch MAY be able to go on an APPROVED(!!!!!) commercial vegan dog food like the brand “v-dog” which has all the essential vitamins, protein, etc. (the oldest record winning dogs have been vegan) 

cats are CARNIVORE and cannot fucking live on a vegan diet. a vet would laugh in your face and probably find some way to have your pet taken away from you because you’re obviously not fit to have an animal if you think you can feed a cat a diet based on your own ethics 

i’m vegan but this is so fucking harmful. 

it’s about minimizing your harm, not putting your animals on risky diets in an attempt to be perfect. 

DON’T FUCKING DO THIS TO YOUR PETS

Idiot people

If you see someone you know doing this, report them for animal cruelty and neglect.

^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^


This posts, and many of the notes on it, are bothering me. Ladies, gentlemen, esteemed colleagues from outside the confines of the gender binary; gather ‘round. Let’s throw some science in this joint.
1. Humans. Humans are not cats. Humans are not dogs. One would think this obvious, but people have a tendency to attempt such interspecies comparisons when discussing diet. Humans are order omnivora; we have essentially evolved in a manner that attempts to give us as much dietary flexibility as possible. We do, however, require a substance called B12 (or cobalamin), which is extremely important for brain and nervous system functions, as well as the synthesis of DNA and the construction of red blood cells. We cannot produce this vitamin ourselves–no animal, plant, or fungus can. The enzymes used in cobalamin production are essentially unique to bacteria and archaea–some species of which hang out in the digestive tracks of other animals. We get cobalamin in a roundabout way from fish, shellfish, meat, eggs, milk, and dairy products. While there is no naturally-occurring, vegan source of the vitamin that has been demonstrated effective in a human study of statistically significant sample size, effective synthetic forms do exist and can be used as a substitute.  Cyanocobalamin is one of the most common and is frequently found in fortified foods and vitamins. In short: Humans are omnivores. Humans have evolved for dietary flexibility, including viable vegetarianism. Humans did not evolve for veganism (be extremely suspicious of people who tell you that we did, as they are lying), but due to modern technologies, veganism is also a viable diet that humans can thrive on, should they so choose.
2. Cats. Cats are order carnivora. Cats require (amongst other things) an amino acid called taurine. We’re not quite sure how, exactly, but we know that it’s extremely important to feline heart wall tissue, retinal tissue, and brain tissue amongst other things. Cats cannot manufacture their own taurine, and must get it from other sources–primarily shellfish, fish and meat. Taurine breaks down when heated, so feeding your cat a home-cooked diet rich in this foods is also not necessarily a good idea (talk to a vet). Secondary (read: SUPPLEMENTARY. NOT A SOLE SOURCE OF TAURINE.) sources of taurine for cats include dairy, eggs, and seaweed- or yeast-based taurine supplements. In nature, cats don’t really need to worry about getting enough taurine, because (as you may have noticed), taurine sources are indeed the things that cats tend to catch and eat. However, a cat that lives in a human household is dependent on humans for food, and sometimes humans are utter fucktrucks. In short: Cats are obligate carnivores. Their primary source of nutrition is meat. They must eat meat, preferably as close to raw as possible. They have digestive tracks designed for digesting meat. There are vegan/vegetarian cat kibbles on the market. Do not buy them. Your cat is neither vegan nor vegetarian, and if you adjust their diet as if they were, you are a terrible person who is harming and possibly killing your pet. You suck. End of discussion.
3. Dogs. Dogs are slightly more nuanced here. They are facultative carnivores–meaning that they optimally should eat meat, but can survive on other things if resources are scare. Dogs also need the amino acid taurine, but can technically manufacture it themselves if the proper building blocks are in their diets. They also need vitamin D–D3 is preferable, but D2 can be used to some degree. Dogs are somewhere between us (the true omnivore) and the cat (the true carnivore). A vegan or vegetarian diet will keep a dog alive, certainly, but is unlikely to allow your pet to thrive as it lacks the recommended nutrients. You should probably be feeding your dog meat. The exception here–some dogs are allergic to conventional dog foods, or find symptoms of certain diseases alleviated by vegetarianism. In this case, a veterinarian (not you, layperson, I mean an actual trained veterinarian) may determine that the benefits of putting your dog on a vegetarian/vegan diet outweigh those of feeding your dog meat. This is relatively rare, but does occasionally happen. And no, actually, the oldest dog is not vegan–Bramble is the only dog on this list that I found had some indication of veganism. The oldest dog on record is an Australian Kelpie named Maggie, who was not vegan. It is more likely that Bramble lived that long despite the veganism, not because of it. In short: If a vet thinks that your dog may be allergic to dog food/require a special diet and recommends you try feeding it a vegetarian/vegan diet, listen to your vet. Otherwise? Dogs are carnivora. They do need vegetables and other sources of nutrients, but their optimal fuel, as it were, is meat. Your dog needs meat to be happy. Fucking feed your dog. 
Now, I did manage to find two veterinarians who disagree with every other study I dug up and the American Veterinary Medical Association. Their articles are here and here. They don’t really have sources, and are essentially wholly dependent on anecdotal evidence (“my dog is a vegetarian and hasn’t died!”), but for those of you data cherry-pickers reading this, there you go. 
As a rule, dogs and cats need meat. If that makes you uncomfortable, that is your problem, not theirs. If you try to implement a vegan or vegetarian diet for your pets because you implemented one for yourself, you shouldn’t have those pets. That is animal abuse. (By the way, those of you not feeding your cats and non-allergic dogs the food they need to survive and thrive? What the fuck is wrong with you? Do you not love your pets?)
TL;DR If you do not want a pet that must be fed meat, you should under no circumstances acquire a cat or a dog. Thank you for your time.

Rebloobing for the more detailed info on B12 and obligate carnivore vs true omnivores


Always reblog. 

Dear Vegans,
If you’re not willing to at least feed your dogs and cats commercial food, get a rabbit or a parrot.

someoneintheshadow456: nautica-the-savant: marbledmartin: thegrumpymathematician: nunyabizni: sarcasmsuitsme: skypig357: iswearimn...

In Nature: Meg OVeganMegane Vegans who feed their pets meat: u guys have gotta see the bigger picture. We shouldn't support animal exploitation w/ our money That's it. 7/13/16, 10:50 PM aer @thelilmermade @VeganMegane yes um so how would I feed my cat? 7/13/16, 11:02 PM lI VIEW TWEET ACTIVITY Meg @VeganMegane @thelilmermade is your cat male or 7m female? :) check out this website for more info: vegancats.com/ veganfaq.php Meg @VeganMegane @thelilmermade I know you want to best for your companion, and I won't deny that there are risks, but you can minimise those risks! 5m nautica-the-savant: marbledmartin: thegrumpymathematician: nunyabizni: sarcasmsuitsme: skypig357: iswearimnotnaked: hi hello CATS!!!! CANNOT!!!! BE VEGAN!!!!! i cannot believe i have to fucking say this. dogs are omnivore and IF YOUR VET APPROVES your pooch MAY be able to go on an APPROVED(!!!!!) commercial vegan dog food like the brand “v-dog” which has all the essential vitamins, protein, etc. (the oldest record winning dogs have been vegan) cats are CARNIVORE and cannot fucking live on a vegan diet. a vet would laugh in your face and probably find some way to have your pet taken away from you because you’re obviously not fit to have an animal if you think you can feed a cat a diet based on your own ethics i’m vegan but this is so fucking harmful. it’s about minimizing your harm, not putting your animals on risky diets in an attempt to be perfect. DON’T FUCKING DO THIS TO YOUR PETS Idiot people If you see someone you know doing this, report them for animal cruelty and neglect. ^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^ This posts, and many of the notes on it, are bothering me. Ladies, gentlemen, esteemed colleagues from outside the confines of the gender binary; gather ‘round. Let’s throw some science in this joint. 1. Humans. Humans are not cats. Humans are not dogs. One would think this obvious, but people have a tendency to attempt such interspecies comparisons when discussing diet. Humans are order omnivora; we have essentially evolved in a manner that attempts to give us as much dietary flexibility as possible. We do, however, require a substance called B12 (or cobalamin), which is extremely important for brain and nervous system functions, as well as the synthesis of DNA and the construction of red blood cells. We cannot produce this vitamin ourselves–no animal, plant, or fungus can. The enzymes used in cobalamin production are essentially unique to bacteria and archaea–some species of which hang out in the digestive tracks of other animals. We get cobalamin in a roundabout way from fish, shellfish, meat, eggs, milk, and dairy products. While there is no naturally-occurring, vegan source of the vitamin that has been demonstrated effective in a human study of statistically significant sample size, effective synthetic forms do exist and can be used as a substitute.  Cyanocobalamin is one of the most common and is frequently found in fortified foods and vitamins. In short: Humans are omnivores. Humans have evolved for dietary flexibility, including viable vegetarianism. Humans did not evolve for veganism (be extremely suspicious of people who tell you that we did, as they are lying), but due to modern technologies, veganism is also a viable diet that humans can thrive on, should they so choose. 2. Cats. Cats are order carnivora. Cats require (amongst other things) an amino acid called taurine. We’re not quite sure how, exactly, but we know that it’s extremely important to feline heart wall tissue, retinal tissue, and brain tissue amongst other things. Cats cannot manufacture their own taurine, and must get it from other sources–primarily shellfish, fish and meat. Taurine breaks down when heated, so feeding your cat a home-cooked diet rich in this foods is also not necessarily a good idea (talk to a vet). Secondary (read: SUPPLEMENTARY. NOT A SOLE SOURCE OF TAURINE.) sources of taurine for cats include dairy, eggs, and seaweed- or yeast-based taurine supplements. In nature, cats don’t really need to worry about getting enough taurine, because (as you may have noticed), taurine sources are indeed the things that cats tend to catch and eat. However, a cat that lives in a human household is dependent on humans for food, and sometimes humans are utter fucktrucks. In short: Cats are obligate carnivores. Their primary source of nutrition is meat. They must eat meat, preferably as close to raw as possible. They have digestive tracks designed for digesting meat. There are vegan/vegetarian cat kibbles on the market. Do not buy them. Your cat is neither vegan nor vegetarian, and if you adjust their diet as if they were, you are a terrible person who is harming and possibly killing your pet. You suck. End of discussion. 3. Dogs. Dogs are slightly more nuanced here. They are facultative carnivores–meaning that they optimally should eat meat, but can survive on other things if resources are scare. Dogs also need the amino acid taurine, but can technically manufacture it themselves if the proper building blocks are in their diets. They also need vitamin D–D3 is preferable, but D2 can be used to some degree. Dogs are somewhere between us (the true omnivore) and the cat (the true carnivore). A vegan or vegetarian diet will keep a dog alive, certainly, but is unlikely to allow your pet to thrive as it lacks the recommended nutrients. You should probably be feeding your dog meat. The exception here–some dogs are allergic to conventional dog foods, or find symptoms of certain diseases alleviated by vegetarianism. In this case, a veterinarian (not you, layperson, I mean an actual trained veterinarian) may determine that the benefits of putting your dog on a vegetarian/vegan diet outweigh those of feeding your dog meat. This is relatively rare, but does occasionally happen. And no, actually, the oldest dog is not vegan–Bramble is the only dog on this list that I found had some indication of veganism. The oldest dog on record is an Australian Kelpie named Maggie, who was not vegan. It is more likely that Bramble lived that long despite the veganism, not because of it. In short: If a vet thinks that your dog may be allergic to dog food/require a special diet and recommends you try feeding it a vegetarian/vegan diet, listen to your vet. Otherwise? Dogs are carnivora. They do need vegetables and other sources of nutrients, but their optimal fuel, as it were, is meat. Your dog needs meat to be happy. Fucking feed your dog.  Now, I did manage to find two veterinarians who disagree with every other study I dug up and the American Veterinary Medical Association. Their articles are here and here. They don’t really have sources, and are essentially wholly dependent on anecdotal evidence (“my dog is a vegetarian and hasn’t died!”), but for those of you data cherry-pickers reading this, there you go.  As a rule, dogs and cats need meat. If that makes you uncomfortable, that is your problem, not theirs. If you try to implement a vegan or vegetarian diet for your pets because you implemented one for yourself, you shouldn’t have those pets. That is animal abuse. (By the way, those of you not feeding your cats and non-allergic dogs the food they need to survive and thrive? What the fuck is wrong with you? Do you not love your pets?) TL;DR If you do not want a pet that must be fed meat, you should under no circumstances acquire a cat or a dog. Thank you for your time. Rebloobing for the more detailed info on B12 and obligate carnivore vs true omnivores Always reblog.
In Nature: Meg
 OVeganMegane
 Vegans who feed their pets meat:
 u guys have gotta see the bigger
 picture. We shouldn't support
 animal exploitation w/ our money
 That's it.
 7/13/16, 10:50 PM

 aer
 @thelilmermade
 @VeganMegane yes um so how
 would I feed my cat?
 7/13/16, 11:02 PM
 lI VIEW TWEET ACTIVITY
 Meg @VeganMegane
 @thelilmermade is your cat male or
 7m
 female? :) check out this website for
 more info: vegancats.com/
 veganfaq.php

 Meg @VeganMegane
 @thelilmermade I know you want to
 best for your companion, and I
 won't deny that there are risks, but
 you can minimise those risks!
 5m
nautica-the-savant:
marbledmartin:

thegrumpymathematician:

nunyabizni:

sarcasmsuitsme:

skypig357:

iswearimnotnaked:

hi hello CATS!!!! CANNOT!!!! BE VEGAN!!!!! 

i cannot believe i have to fucking say this. 

dogs are omnivore and IF YOUR VET APPROVES your pooch MAY be able to go on an APPROVED(!!!!!) commercial vegan dog food like the brand “v-dog” which has all the essential vitamins, protein, etc. (the oldest record winning dogs have been vegan) 

cats are CARNIVORE and cannot fucking live on a vegan diet. a vet would laugh in your face and probably find some way to have your pet taken away from you because you’re obviously not fit to have an animal if you think you can feed a cat a diet based on your own ethics 

i’m vegan but this is so fucking harmful. 

it’s about minimizing your harm, not putting your animals on risky diets in an attempt to be perfect. 

DON’T FUCKING DO THIS TO YOUR PETS

Idiot people

If you see someone you know doing this, report them for animal cruelty and neglect.

^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^


This posts, and many of the notes on it, are bothering me. Ladies, gentlemen, esteemed colleagues from outside the confines of the gender binary; gather ‘round. Let’s throw some science in this joint.
1. Humans. Humans are not cats. Humans are not dogs. One would think this obvious, but people have a tendency to attempt such interspecies comparisons when discussing diet. Humans are order omnivora; we have essentially evolved in a manner that attempts to give us as much dietary flexibility as possible. We do, however, require a substance called B12 (or cobalamin), which is extremely important for brain and nervous system functions, as well as the synthesis of DNA and the construction of red blood cells. We cannot produce this vitamin ourselves–no animal, plant, or fungus can. The enzymes used in cobalamin production are essentially unique to bacteria and archaea–some species of which hang out in the digestive tracks of other animals. We get cobalamin in a roundabout way from fish, shellfish, meat, eggs, milk, and dairy products. While there is no naturally-occurring, vegan source of the vitamin that has been demonstrated effective in a human study of statistically significant sample size, effective synthetic forms do exist and can be used as a substitute.  Cyanocobalamin is one of the most common and is frequently found in fortified foods and vitamins. In short: Humans are omnivores. Humans have evolved for dietary flexibility, including viable vegetarianism. Humans did not evolve for veganism (be extremely suspicious of people who tell you that we did, as they are lying), but due to modern technologies, veganism is also a viable diet that humans can thrive on, should they so choose.
2. Cats. Cats are order carnivora. Cats require (amongst other things) an amino acid called taurine. We’re not quite sure how, exactly, but we know that it’s extremely important to feline heart wall tissue, retinal tissue, and brain tissue amongst other things. Cats cannot manufacture their own taurine, and must get it from other sources–primarily shellfish, fish and meat. Taurine breaks down when heated, so feeding your cat a home-cooked diet rich in this foods is also not necessarily a good idea (talk to a vet). Secondary (read: SUPPLEMENTARY. NOT A SOLE SOURCE OF TAURINE.) sources of taurine for cats include dairy, eggs, and seaweed- or yeast-based taurine supplements. In nature, cats don’t really need to worry about getting enough taurine, because (as you may have noticed), taurine sources are indeed the things that cats tend to catch and eat. However, a cat that lives in a human household is dependent on humans for food, and sometimes humans are utter fucktrucks. In short: Cats are obligate carnivores. Their primary source of nutrition is meat. They must eat meat, preferably as close to raw as possible. They have digestive tracks designed for digesting meat. There are vegan/vegetarian cat kibbles on the market. Do not buy them. Your cat is neither vegan nor vegetarian, and if you adjust their diet as if they were, you are a terrible person who is harming and possibly killing your pet. You suck. End of discussion.
3. Dogs. Dogs are slightly more nuanced here. They are facultative carnivores–meaning that they optimally should eat meat, but can survive on other things if resources are scare. Dogs also need the amino acid taurine, but can technically manufacture it themselves if the proper building blocks are in their diets. They also need vitamin D–D3 is preferable, but D2 can be used to some degree. Dogs are somewhere between us (the true omnivore) and the cat (the true carnivore). A vegan or vegetarian diet will keep a dog alive, certainly, but is unlikely to allow your pet to thrive as it lacks the recommended nutrients. You should probably be feeding your dog meat. The exception here–some dogs are allergic to conventional dog foods, or find symptoms of certain diseases alleviated by vegetarianism. In this case, a veterinarian (not you, layperson, I mean an actual trained veterinarian) may determine that the benefits of putting your dog on a vegetarian/vegan diet outweigh those of feeding your dog meat. This is relatively rare, but does occasionally happen. And no, actually, the oldest dog is not vegan–Bramble is the only dog on this list that I found had some indication of veganism. The oldest dog on record is an Australian Kelpie named Maggie, who was not vegan. It is more likely that Bramble lived that long despite the veganism, not because of it. In short: If a vet thinks that your dog may be allergic to dog food/require a special diet and recommends you try feeding it a vegetarian/vegan diet, listen to your vet. Otherwise? Dogs are carnivora. They do need vegetables and other sources of nutrients, but their optimal fuel, as it were, is meat. Your dog needs meat to be happy. Fucking feed your dog. 
Now, I did manage to find two veterinarians who disagree with every other study I dug up and the American Veterinary Medical Association. Their articles are here and here. They don’t really have sources, and are essentially wholly dependent on anecdotal evidence (“my dog is a vegetarian and hasn’t died!”), but for those of you data cherry-pickers reading this, there you go. 
As a rule, dogs and cats need meat. If that makes you uncomfortable, that is your problem, not theirs. If you try to implement a vegan or vegetarian diet for your pets because you implemented one for yourself, you shouldn’t have those pets. That is animal abuse. (By the way, those of you not feeding your cats and non-allergic dogs the food they need to survive and thrive? What the fuck is wrong with you? Do you not love your pets?)
TL;DR If you do not want a pet that must be fed meat, you should under no circumstances acquire a cat or a dog. Thank you for your time.

Rebloobing for the more detailed info on B12 and obligate carnivore vs true omnivores


Always reblog.

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In Nature: dxmedstudent: meatball-surgeon: gehayi: taigas-den: howtoimpersonateanadult: nightkunoichi: thetoxicginger: polar-solstice: nightkunoichi: A friendly reminder not to put undiluted essential oils on your skin. My mint essential oil ate through this styrofoam cup in aroun 20-30 mins when i got pulled away before i diluted it. And it was only about 4-5 drops. Someone once bought me undiluted tea tree oil facial pads and told me to put undiluted tea tree oil on my face as an acne treatment, and I had to show her that it stripped the paint off metal with no scrubbing before she realized why that was a terrible idea. DILUTE. YOUR. OILS. https://www.aromaweb.com/articles/dilutingessentialoils.asp This is a good website that explains in more depth why you don’t use raw essential oil on skin and how to dilute it with a proper “carriers” ie. Lotions, veg/coconut/ect oils and others. A good rule of thumb thought is to use a carrier that isn’t water and low viscosity. Also don’t use essential oils then go into the sun wait about 30-40 mins to adsorbed into the skin because it will boil/fry your skin. reblogging for the reference! Also don’t put undiluted oils in a container other than the one they came in, or a different one made for that purpose. Many essential oils deteriorate in light, which is why they come in dark bottles. People always are saying to put undiluted tea tree oil on dogs as a natural flea and tick treatment. Please don’t. Their skin peels like ours does I have a scar on my left arm due to essential oils. A colleague at work was selling them and insisted that essential oils couldn’t hurt anyone. For the record, it burned me like it was acid. PLEASE don’t leave essential oils where kids can get at them! They’re horribly corrosive, and very toxic even in small doses. Sincerely, an emergency doc who has seen too many kids who drank the stuff. Completely agree. Just because they are ‘natural’, does not mean they are safe. Because they are NOT natural in the form that is sold. They are highly concentrated forms of chemicals found in much smaller quantities in nature. The concentrated stuff is only ever meant to be used diluted, and as directed. Having had to look them up on toxbase whilst I was a paeds doc, I definitely recommend keeping them well out of the reach of children and animals.
In Nature: dxmedstudent:

meatball-surgeon:
gehayi:

taigas-den:

howtoimpersonateanadult:

nightkunoichi:

thetoxicginger:

polar-solstice:


nightkunoichi:
A friendly reminder not to put undiluted essential oils on your skin.  My mint essential oil ate through this styrofoam cup in aroun 20-30 mins when i got pulled away before i diluted it.  And it was only about 4-5 drops.
Someone once bought me undiluted tea tree oil facial pads and told me to put undiluted tea tree oil on my face as an acne treatment, and I had to show her that it stripped the paint off metal with no scrubbing before she realized why that was a terrible idea. DILUTE. YOUR. OILS.


https://www.aromaweb.com/articles/dilutingessentialoils.asp

This is a good website that explains in more depth why you don’t use raw essential oil on skin and how to dilute it with a proper “carriers” ie. Lotions, veg/coconut/ect oils and others. A good rule of thumb thought is to use a carrier that isn’t water and low viscosity. Also don’t use essential oils then go into the sun wait about 30-40 mins to adsorbed into the skin because it will boil/fry your skin. 

reblogging for the reference!

Also don’t put undiluted oils in a container other than the one they came in, or a different one made for that purpose. Many essential oils deteriorate in light, which is why they come in dark bottles.


People always are saying to put undiluted tea tree oil on dogs as a natural flea and tick treatment. Please don’t. Their skin peels like ours does 

I have a scar on my left arm due to essential oils. A colleague at work was selling them and insisted that essential oils couldn’t hurt anyone. For the record, it burned me like it was acid.

PLEASE don’t leave essential oils where kids can get at them! They’re horribly corrosive, and very toxic even in small doses.
Sincerely, an emergency doc who has seen too many kids who drank the stuff.

Completely agree. Just because they are ‘natural’, does not mean they are safe. Because they are NOT natural in the form that is sold. They are highly concentrated forms of chemicals found in much smaller quantities in nature. The concentrated stuff is only ever meant to be used diluted, and as directed. Having had to look them up on toxbase whilst I was a paeds doc, I definitely recommend keeping them well out of the reach of children and animals.

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In Nature: POPULAR CULTUR AND PH.LOSOP.H SporgeBab MAIN STACKS PN 1992.77 . S68 HILO SOPHY S68 2011 SECRETS UNDER THE SEA! EDITED B Y J OSEP H J.FOY change joB in "Nature Pants" whell Krusty Krab in order to go live W Plankton does in "New Leaf" when he (seen dons the restaurant bus ll iness to establish a gift shop ell sngeBob infects the ith a fungus that causes abs commandeers Gary five dollars each to be om also exhibits significart However, life in Bikini Bott violations of the requirements of society. Perhaps the most glaring of such viola continued presence and activit Marx's ideal communist tions is the ies of Mr. Eugene H. Krabs. gues that in a true communist society nly as a consequen that it is hat they became infec cease. Yet, Mr. Krabs seems regularly to exploit SpongeBob, as in "Fear of a Krabby Patty" when he decides that the Krusty Krab exploitation of the working class will continuation of su ny indication that dication that there main open twenty-four hours per day, and, conse- that Bikin will re quently, SpongeBob and Squidward must work twenty- four-hour shifts for forty-three days straight! And in "sp ed a communist be la aight! Andt, suggests However, if Biki Buddies" he threatens to fire SpongeBob unless he call agrees to spy on Plankton without being paid for his efforts munist, can we The fact that SpongeBob seems willing to accept, if not actively seek, his own exploitation does not render it acceptable according to Marx. SpongeBob might be suf The word 'utopia fering from what Marx labeled "false consciousness"-a misunderstanding of one's actual situation, perpetratedrefer to an ideal and perpetuated by the rich to oppress the poor. phers have de According to Marx, were SpongeBob able to clearly com-Republic (360 prehend the reality of his exploitation, he would noframework f longer accept it. There are periodic glimpses of such com-(1561-1626) prehension, as in "Clams" when SpongeBob andlabeled "Ne Squidward realize that Mr. Krabs's obsession with money utoian the place" and "goo could get them killed, or in The SpongeBob SquarePants the novel U actualwedgeantilles: super-star-destroyer: kibasniper: I HAVE TO GO TO CLASS IN TWO MINUTES BUT LOOK AT WHAT I FOUND MY UNIVERSITY’S LIBRARY HOLY SHIT. @actualwedgeantilles Someone send me the .pdf so I can do an analysis on this.
In Nature: POPULAR CULTUR AND PH.LOSOP.H
 SporgeBab
 MAIN
 STACKS
 PN
 1992.77
 . S68
 HILO SOPHY
 S68
 2011
 SECRETS UNDER THE SEA!
 EDITED B Y J OSEP H J.FOY

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 in "Nature Pants" whell
 Krusty Krab in order to go live W
 Plankton does in "New Leaf" when he (seen
 dons the restaurant bus
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 iness to establish a gift shop
 ell sngeBob infects the
 ith a fungus that causes
 abs commandeers Gary
 five dollars each to be
 om also exhibits significart
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 violations of the requirements of
 society. Perhaps the most glaring of such viola
 continued presence and activit
 Marx's ideal communist
 tions is the
 ies of Mr. Eugene H. Krabs.
 gues that in a true communist society
 nly as a consequen
 that it is
 hat they became infec
 cease. Yet, Mr.
 Krabs seems regularly to exploit SpongeBob, as in "Fear
 of a Krabby Patty" when he decides that the Krusty Krab
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 continuation of su
 ny indication that
 dication that there
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 that Bikin
 will re
 quently, SpongeBob and Squidward must work twenty-
 four-hour shifts for forty-three days straight! And in "sp
 ed a communist
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 la
 aight! Andt, suggests
 However, if Biki
 Buddies" he threatens to fire SpongeBob unless he
 call
 agrees to spy on Plankton without being paid for his
 efforts
 munist, can we
 The fact that SpongeBob seems willing to accept, if
 not actively seek, his own exploitation does not render it
 acceptable according to Marx. SpongeBob might be suf The word 'utopia
 fering from what Marx labeled "false consciousness"-a
 misunderstanding of one's actual situation, perpetratedrefer to an ideal
 and perpetuated by the rich to oppress the poor. phers have de
 According to Marx, were SpongeBob able to clearly com-Republic (360
 prehend the reality of his exploitation, he would noframework f
 longer accept it. There are periodic glimpses of such com-(1561-1626)
 prehension, as in "Clams" when SpongeBob andlabeled "Ne
 Squidward realize that Mr. Krabs's obsession with money utoian the
 place" and "goo
 could get them killed, or in The SpongeBob SquarePants the novel U
actualwedgeantilles:

super-star-destroyer:

kibasniper:

I HAVE TO GO TO CLASS IN TWO MINUTES BUT LOOK AT WHAT I FOUND MY UNIVERSITY’S LIBRARY HOLY SHIT.

@actualwedgeantilles

Someone send me the .pdf so I can do an analysis on this.

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In Nature: POPULAR CULTUR AND PH.LOSOP.H SporgeBab MAIN STACKS PN 1992.77 . S68 HILO SOPHY S68 2011 SECRETS UNDER THE SEA! EDITED B Y J OSEP H J.FOY change joB in "Nature Pants" whell Krusty Krab in order to go live W Plankton does in "New Leaf" when he (seen dons the restaurant bus ll iness to establish a gift shop ell sngeBob infects the ith a fungus that causes abs commandeers Gary five dollars each to be om also exhibits significart However, life in Bikini Bott violations of the requirements of society. Perhaps the most glaring of such viola continued presence and activit Marx's ideal communist tions is the ies of Mr. Eugene H. Krabs. gues that in a true communist society nly as a consequen that it is hat they became infec cease. Yet, Mr. Krabs seems regularly to exploit SpongeBob, as in "Fear of a Krabby Patty" when he decides that the Krusty Krab exploitation of the working class will continuation of su ny indication that dication that there main open twenty-four hours per day, and, conse- that Bikin will re quently, SpongeBob and Squidward must work twenty- four-hour shifts for forty-three days straight! And in "sp ed a communist be la aight! Andt, suggests However, if Biki Buddies" he threatens to fire SpongeBob unless he call agrees to spy on Plankton without being paid for his efforts munist, can we The fact that SpongeBob seems willing to accept, if not actively seek, his own exploitation does not render it acceptable according to Marx. SpongeBob might be suf The word 'utopia fering from what Marx labeled "false consciousness"-a misunderstanding of one's actual situation, perpetratedrefer to an ideal and perpetuated by the rich to oppress the poor. phers have de According to Marx, were SpongeBob able to clearly com-Republic (360 prehend the reality of his exploitation, he would noframework f longer accept it. There are periodic glimpses of such com-(1561-1626) prehension, as in "Clams" when SpongeBob andlabeled "Ne Squidward realize that Mr. Krabs's obsession with money utoian the place" and "goo could get them killed, or in The SpongeBob SquarePants the novel U actualwedgeantilles: super-star-destroyer: kibasniper: I HAVE TO GO TO CLASS IN TWO MINUTES BUT LOOK AT WHAT I FOUND MY UNIVERSITY’S LIBRARY HOLY SHIT. @actualwedgeantilles Someone send me the .pdf so I can do an analysis on this.
In Nature: POPULAR CULTUR AND PH.LOSOP.H
 SporgeBab
 MAIN
 STACKS
 PN
 1992.77
 . S68
 HILO SOPHY
 S68
 2011
 SECRETS UNDER THE SEA!
 EDITED B Y J OSEP H J.FOY

 change joB
 in "Nature Pants" whell
 Krusty Krab in order to go live W
 Plankton does in "New Leaf" when he (seen
 dons the restaurant bus
 ll
 iness to establish a gift shop
 ell sngeBob infects the
 ith a fungus that causes
 abs commandeers Gary
 five dollars each to be
 om also exhibits significart
 However, life in Bikini Bott
 violations of the requirements of
 society. Perhaps the most glaring of such viola
 continued presence and activit
 Marx's ideal communist
 tions is the
 ies of Mr. Eugene H. Krabs.
 gues that in a true communist society
 nly as a consequen
 that it is
 hat they became infec
 cease. Yet, Mr.
 Krabs seems regularly to exploit SpongeBob, as in "Fear
 of a Krabby Patty" when he decides that the Krusty Krab
 exploitation of the working class will
 continuation of su
 ny indication that
 dication that there
 main open twenty-four hours per day, and, conse-
 that Bikin
 will re
 quently, SpongeBob and Squidward must work twenty-
 four-hour shifts for forty-three days straight! And in "sp
 ed a communist
 be
 la
 aight! Andt, suggests
 However, if Biki
 Buddies" he threatens to fire SpongeBob unless he
 call
 agrees to spy on Plankton without being paid for his
 efforts
 munist, can we
 The fact that SpongeBob seems willing to accept, if
 not actively seek, his own exploitation does not render it
 acceptable according to Marx. SpongeBob might be suf The word 'utopia
 fering from what Marx labeled "false consciousness"-a
 misunderstanding of one's actual situation, perpetratedrefer to an ideal
 and perpetuated by the rich to oppress the poor. phers have de
 According to Marx, were SpongeBob able to clearly com-Republic (360
 prehend the reality of his exploitation, he would noframework f
 longer accept it. There are periodic glimpses of such com-(1561-1626)
 prehension, as in "Clams" when SpongeBob andlabeled "Ne
 Squidward realize that Mr. Krabs's obsession with money utoian the
 place" and "goo
 could get them killed, or in The SpongeBob SquarePants the novel U
actualwedgeantilles:
super-star-destroyer:

kibasniper:

I HAVE TO GO TO CLASS IN TWO MINUTES BUT LOOK AT WHAT I FOUND MY UNIVERSITY’S LIBRARY HOLY SHIT.

@actualwedgeantilles

Someone send me the .pdf so I can do an analysis on this.

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In Nature: Doy nine Microwaved Water Purified Water Mroaved Water Ony Parifid chikaderp wildunicomherd thinksquad Here is a Science fair project presented by a girl in a secondary school in Sussex. In it sher took filtered water and divided it into two parts. The first part she heated to boiling in a pan on the stove, and the second part she heated to boiling in a microwave. Then after cooling she used the water to water two identical plants to see if there would be any difference in the growth between the nomal boiled water and the water boiled in a microwave. She was thinking that the structure or energy of the water may be compromised by microwave. As it turned out, even she was amazed at the difference, after the experiment which was repeated by her class mates a number of times and had the same result It has been known for some years that the problem with microwaved anything is not the radiation people used to wory about, it's how it corupts the DNA in the food so the body can not recognize it Microwaves don't work different ways on different substances. Whatever you put into the microwave suffers the same destructive process. Microwaves agitate the molecules to move faster and faster. This movement causes friction which denatures the original make-up of the substance. It results in destroyed vitamins, minerals, proteins and generates the new stuff called radiolytic compounds, things that are not found in nature So the body wraps it in fat cells to protect itself from the dead food or it eliminates it fast Think of all the Mothers heating up milk in these 'Safe' appliances. What about the nurse in Canada that warmed up blood for a transfusion patient and accidentally killed him when the blood went in dead. But the makers say it's safe. But proof is in the pictures of living plants dying NO, YOU PIG-IGNORANT ASSWIPES SOME KID'S CLASS PROJECT IS NOT REAL SCIENTIFIC RESEARCH. YOU'VE HEARD OF DOUBLE BLIND, RIGHT? CALL ME WHEN IT'S PUBLISHED IN NATURE the structure or energy of the water what the fuck does that even mean you realize that a water molecule is made up of three fucking atoms and if you rearrange it it isn't water anymore and you would fucking notice the problem with nmicrowaved anything is not the radiation people used to wory about Here is a handy diagram I drew of all the different types of radiation THE ELECTROMAGNETIC SPECTRUM CHEAT SHEET! GAMMA KRAYS RAYS v FROM THE THE PHONES MICE OV WIF WAVE IGHT RAYS RADIO SEL RAO NUCLEAR) GNOS দ CAN SEE CANCER: NOT CANCER IFvbu GET TO0 MUOH OF IT WHIC OU PROBASUV WON T BUT WEAR SUNSCEEN NOT EVEN FRM THE CSC Microwaves ! nuclear reactors, so calm your tits. it's how it comupts the DNA in the food so the body can not recognize it do you understand what DNA is and how eating works? DNA is a jumble of protein in the middle of each cell and it tells the cells in that particular organism how to make more cells Your body does not care about whether your food has any DNA in it or not. The chemicals it cares about are things like vitamins and sugars, as well as inorganic shit like salt (You can denature DNA by heating it or using chemicals like urea. It is like what happens when you fry an egg which is basically a big glob of protein--the strands break apart and it looks like tiny white strings. Very cool) Microwaves agitate the molecules to move faster and faster just.. .that is the fucking definition of heat, whether you're heating something over a flame or in a microwave or using the Sun. The difference is that microwaves mostly affect the water molecules in your food and they don't need to use as much heat. Water boils at 100°C, which is just about as hot as water can get before it just turns into steam; but that's like the lowest setting on your oven. Oven- or stove-cooked food tastes different partly because it uses higher temperatures and partly because heat is transferred in a different way This movenent causes friction That's not what friction is It results in destroyed vitamins, minerals, proteins and generates the new stuff called radiolytic compounds, things that are not found in nature. Let's take these one at a time Vitamins are dassified as water-soluble or fat-soluble. So cooking things in water will dissolve the water-soluble vitamins (C and all the B's). Just plain heat doesn't do that, so microwaving veggies-which keeps the water in-is actually a healthier option Proteins: Breaking the chemical bonds in proteins (denaturing) is a part of any cooking However, denatured protein is still nutritious-that's why you can meet your protein intake with foods like fried eggs and baked chicken Minerals are just chemical elements,, like off the periodic table-sodium, iron, potassium. (Vitamins and protelins are very complex combinations of elements.) Which brings me to the radiolytic compound buillshit. When you talk about breaking apart say, iron-you're talking about breaking down the iron atoms themselves. Which is a whole lot different than breaking the bonds between atoms. It takes hella radiation. You need shit like gamma rays-the O00H SCARY NUCULAR radiation-which we've already established do not come from your microwave. things that are not found in nature What the shit does that even mean? You all know radioactive elements occur in nature, right? In rocks and also in living cells. That's right, you have this radioactive kind of carbon INSIDE YOU. You get it by eating those delicious plants. We can tell how long ago something died by how much of it is left Tons of shit that occurs naturally is horribly bad for you And tons of shit that never existed until we cooked it up is great for you--like the chemical compounds in a lot of medications PEOPLE WHO BELIEVE THIS SHIT ARE WHY CHILDHOOD DISEASES THAT CAUSED SERIOUS ILLNESSES ANDIOR DEATH THAT WE NEARLY ERADICATED WITH VACCINES ARE NOW COMING BACK AND WHY CONSPIRACY THEORIST TWATS ARE ASKING CITY COUNCIL NOT TO FLUORIDATE THE WATER AND WHY GLOBAL WARMING WILL WRECK OUR FUCKING PLANET LERN 2 SCIENCE Think before you reblog And microwave your veggies This was incredibly amusing to read. Thank you so much for sciencing Science achieved The Real Science Side of Tumblr
In Nature: Doy nine
 Microwaved Water
 Purified Water
 Mroaved Water Ony
 Parifid
 chikaderp
 wildunicomherd
 thinksquad
 Here is a Science fair project presented by a girl in a secondary school in Sussex. In it sher
 took filtered water and divided it into two parts. The first part she heated to boiling in a pan
 on the stove, and the second part she heated to boiling in a microwave. Then after cooling
 she used the water to water two identical plants to see if there would be any difference in
 the growth between the nomal boiled water and the water boiled in a microwave. She was
 thinking that the structure or energy of the water may be compromised by microwave. As it
 turned out, even she was amazed at the difference, after the experiment which was
 repeated by her class mates a number of times and had the same result
 It has been known for some years that the problem with microwaved anything is not the
 radiation people used to wory about, it's how it corupts the DNA in the food so the body
 can not recognize it
 Microwaves don't work different ways on different substances. Whatever you put into the
 microwave suffers the same destructive process. Microwaves agitate the molecules to move
 faster and faster. This movement causes friction which denatures the original make-up of
 the substance. It results in destroyed vitamins, minerals, proteins and generates the new
 stuff called radiolytic compounds, things that are not found in nature
 So the body wraps it in fat cells to protect itself from the dead food or it eliminates it fast
 Think of all the Mothers heating up milk in these 'Safe' appliances. What about the
 nurse in Canada that warmed up blood for a transfusion patient and accidentally killed him
 when the blood went in dead. But the makers say it's safe. But proof is in the pictures of
 living plants dying
 NO, YOU PIG-IGNORANT ASSWIPES
 SOME KID'S CLASS PROJECT IS NOT REAL SCIENTIFIC RESEARCH. YOU'VE HEARD
 OF DOUBLE BLIND, RIGHT? CALL ME WHEN IT'S PUBLISHED IN NATURE
 the structure or energy of the water
 what the fuck does that even mean you realize that a water molecule is made up of three
 fucking atoms and if you rearrange it it isn't water anymore and you would fucking notice
 the problem with nmicrowaved anything is not the radiation people used to wory about
 Here is a handy diagram I drew of all the different types of radiation
 THE ELECTROMAGNETIC SPECTRUM
 CHEAT SHEET!
 GAMMA KRAYS
 RAYS
 v
 FROM THE THE PHONES
 MICE
 OV
 WIF
 WAVE
 IGHT
 RAYS
 RADIO
 SEL
 RAO
 NUCLEAR)
 GNOS
 দ
 CAN
 SEE
 CANCER:
 NOT CANCER
 IFvbu GET TO0 MUOH OF IT
 WHIC OU PROBASUV WON T
 BUT WEAR SUNSCEEN
 NOT EVEN FRM THE CSC
 Microwaves ! nuclear reactors, so calm your tits.
 it's how it comupts the DNA in the food so the body can not recognize it
 do you understand what DNA is and how eating works? DNA is a jumble of protein in the
 middle of each cell and it tells the cells in that particular organism how to make more cells
 Your body does not care about whether your food has any DNA in it or not. The chemicals it
 cares about are things like vitamins and sugars, as well as inorganic shit like salt
 (You can denature DNA by heating it or using chemicals like urea. It is like what happens
 when you fry an egg which is basically a big glob of protein--the strands break apart and it
 looks like tiny white strings. Very cool)
 Microwaves agitate the molecules to move faster and faster
 just.. .that is the fucking definition of heat, whether you're heating something over a flame
 or in a microwave or using the Sun. The difference is that microwaves mostly affect the water
 molecules in your food and they don't need to use as much heat. Water boils at 100°C, which
 is just about as hot as water can get before it just turns into steam; but that's like the lowest
 setting on your oven. Oven- or stove-cooked food tastes different partly because it uses higher
 temperatures and partly because heat is transferred in a different way
 This movenent causes friction
 That's not what friction is
 It results in destroyed vitamins, minerals, proteins and generates the new stuff called
 radiolytic compounds, things that are not found in nature.
 Let's take these one at a time
 Vitamins are dassified as water-soluble or fat-soluble. So cooking things in water will
 dissolve the water-soluble vitamins (C and all the B's). Just plain heat doesn't do that, so
 microwaving veggies-which keeps the water in-is actually a healthier option
 Proteins: Breaking the chemical bonds in proteins (denaturing) is a part of any cooking
 However, denatured protein is still nutritious-that's why you can meet your protein intake
 with foods like fried eggs and baked chicken
 Minerals are just chemical elements,, like off the periodic table-sodium, iron, potassium.
 (Vitamins and protelins are very complex combinations of elements.)
 Which brings me to the radiolytic compound buillshit. When you talk about breaking apart
 say, iron-you're talking about breaking down the iron atoms themselves. Which is a whole lot
 different than breaking the bonds between atoms. It takes hella radiation. You need shit like
 gamma rays-the O00H SCARY NUCULAR radiation-which we've already established do
 not come from your microwave.
 things that are not found in nature
 What the shit does that even mean? You all know radioactive elements occur in nature, right?
 In rocks and also in living cells. That's right, you have this radioactive kind of carbon INSIDE
 YOU. You get it by eating those delicious plants. We can tell how long ago something died by
 how much of it is left
 Tons of shit that occurs naturally is horribly bad for you And tons of shit that never existed
 until we cooked it up is great for you--like the chemical compounds in a lot of medications
 PEOPLE WHO BELIEVE THIS SHIT ARE WHY CHILDHOOD DISEASES THAT CAUSED
 SERIOUS ILLNESSES ANDIOR DEATH THAT WE NEARLY ERADICATED WITH
 VACCINES ARE NOW COMING BACK AND WHY CONSPIRACY THEORIST TWATS ARE
 ASKING CITY COUNCIL NOT TO FLUORIDATE THE WATER AND WHY GLOBAL
 WARMING WILL WRECK OUR FUCKING PLANET
 LERN 2 SCIENCE Think before you reblog And microwave your veggies
 This was incredibly amusing to read. Thank you so much for sciencing
 Science achieved
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In Nature: Simple Ways To Fall Back In Love With Your Life SVEN PEAR SUNDAY A at LLLG M Train HJALTINNOR Man Sirlione BEER LYNK immy006: 1. Travel often. Designate one weekend a month to get yourself out of the city, out of the country or at the least, out the front door of your apartment. Let the ever-changing scenery of your life keep you inspired, invigorated and consistently reminded that there’s so much more to the world than your everyday routine. 2. Make room for surprises. Instead of trying to control every last aspect of your life, give your life the chance to surprise you from time to time. Say yes to the date you would usually reject or the party you’re not sure if you should go to. Sometimes the things we’re most unsure of end up being the things we’re most grateful to have done – but you’ll never know unless you give it a shot. 3. Learn to receive love. Accept help from friends when they offer it. Accept compliments when they’re directed at you. Let yourself be loved in the tiny ways you don’t always allow yourself to be, and watch how much easier it becomes to accept your own love, too. 4. Practice gratitude. Every time a negative thought crosses your mind, deliberately counter-act it with a positive one. Life isn’t all sunshine and roses, but it is a lot more positive than we tend to give it credit for. Capitalize on that on the days when your mood needs a boost. 5. Speak to one new person every day. The world is full of incredible people – in bookstores, coffee shops, on buses and on sidewalks. Take an extra two minutes out of each day to learn your barista’s name or tell the bus driver that you appreciate them. You’ll be surprised at how many incredible people are already in your vicinity. 6. Dedicate time to self-improvement. Set aside an hour or two a week to chart out personal goals, projects and affirmations. Become your own life coach and make self-improvement the priority that it deserves to be. 7. Practice forgiveness. Let past grudges fall by the wayside and allow peoples presents to overcome their pasts. You don’t have to welcome them back into your life, but you do deserve to welcome peace back into yours. And forgiveness is an integral part of doing just that. 8. Leave the past behind. Give yourself active permission to let go of the mistakes you’ve made, the paths you shouldn’t have walked down and all the ways in which your past has let you down. To move forward you have to face forward – so give yourself permission to do so. 9. Get moving. Pick a sport, a class or an exercise regime that works for your body and then practice it as often as possible. Life just looks better through the lens of endorphins – and exercising regularly is a proven method of enhancing your mood and wellbeing. 10. Train yourself to see the best in people. Loving and appreciating others is a habit, just like anything else. Instead of immediately writing people off for their shortcomings, try pinpointing their best qualities and focusing only on those. It lightens your mood and frees up that part of your brain that is usually reserved for bitterness and judgment. 11. Search for opportunities everywhere. Keep your eyes peeled for the classes you’ve always wanted to take, the career move you’ve always wanted to make and the little risks you could be taking every day to get you closer to where you want to be. The world is ripe with new opportunities and chances. It’s up to you whether or not you’re going to take them. 12. Surround yourself with positive people. As Jim Rohn once said, “You are the average of the five people you spend the most time with.” So take a look at who those people are – do they inspire you to be a bigger, brighter, more positive version of yourself? If not, it may be time to re-evaluate your friend group. 13. Make positive plans for the future. Instead of focusing on what could go wrong in the next couple of years, try taking a long look at what could go right. Plan your life as though all of your wildest dreams could and might come true – you’ll be surprised at the effect this mindset has. 14. Dress for success. Our outer appearance dictates almost nothing about what kind of people we are – but it can influence the way we feel. When we present ourselves in a way that makes us feel confident, that confidence shines through in everything we do. 15. Listen to the right kind of music. Music has a massive effect on our mood. And we can use that to our advantage. By coordinating the music you’re listening to the mood you’d like to be in, you can train your brain to engage in positive (or mellow) vibes as needed. 16. Make friends with your body. Instead of hating and punishing your body, try loving it. Try listening to it. Try feeding it, exercising it, resting it and nurturing it in a way that makes you feel at home inside of it. And then love and appreciate it for all the incredible things it is capable of. 17. Seek out mentors. We all need people to look up to. By choosing to surround yourself with those who are doing well in the fields that interest you, you are setting yourself up for success. Allow yourself to be encouraged, inspired and mentored by people much bigger than yourself. 18. Be receptive to change. Instead of agonizing over the way things used to be, start picking out what’s positive about the way things are. Change is never easy, but more often than not, it is our own mental resistance to it that makes it so damn hard. 19. Let laughter be a priority. We’re fine prioritizing work, school, the gym and other constructive activities – but we’re not as comfortable prioritizing the activities that bring us true joy. Like sharing a glass of wine and a night of ridiculous jokes with the people we love most. Consider carving out time for laughter because it turns out it really is the best medicine. 20. Start looking at health holistically. Health isn’t just about eating your veggies and going for regular runs (though it’s also about that) – true health means that you’re taking care of yourself physically, emotionally and psychologically. Failing to make time for self-care means failing to make time for your overall sense of wellbeing. 21. Commit to an ongoing education. Learning shouldn’t stop when we graduate high school or college. By actively seeking out methods of growing your knowledge base, you’re actively seeking out ways of improving your life. And education doesn’t need to be formal – chances are, everyone you know has something to teach you. It’s just a matter of allowing them to do so. 22. Master the art of active listening. You have more to learn from others than you think you do. 23. Let yourself dream without restraint. Your life may never fully match up with your wildest fantasies – but allowing yourself to engage in them nonetheless can help you realize what you really want in life, and what you ought to be working toward. 24. Choose optimism over cynicism. As much as self-proclaimed “realists” loathe to admit it, optimists have more fun. And by making slightly more positive choices in their everyday lives, they attract more positive results. 25. Prioritize people. As much as we’d all like to believe otherwise, we need other people in our lives. When we neglect our social lives, we neglect some of the best opportunities we have available for ongoing learning and growth. By making other people a priority, we make the continuous expansion of our worldview a priority, too. 26. Stop shying away from hard work. In the world of quick fixes and overnight fame, hard work is an underrated skill. The more we persevere at the things that matter to us, the more our confidence grows alongside our skill set. And that in itself is reason enough to start taking our work ethic more seriously. 27. Minimize your need for instant gratification. In a world that maximizes instant gratification, learn to occasionally forgo your impulses in favour of focusing on what you want in the long-run. The more you realize how dependent you are on digital forms of validation and gratification, the more capable you become of unplugging and focusing on what matters. 28. Spend more time in nature. There’s no two ways about it – our minds need to interact with nature in order to function optimally. Taking a half hour walk outdoors may just be the antidote you need for reducing anxiety levels, increasing your quality of sleep and boosting your mood. At worst, it’s a nice way to spend your lunch break. 29. Minimize your belongings. Minimalism is trendy – and with good reason. The less we own, the less we realize we need in order to get by. It’s an empowering concept – and one that eases the pressure on our wallets while it’s at it. 30. Give your time away. By devoting our time and energy to a cause much bigger than ourselves, we ironically realize what a huge impact we can have on the world when we aren’t just focused on our own self-interest. Sometimes the first step to improving yourself is forgetting all about yourself. 31. Allow yourself a creative outlet. Even if you’re completely lacking in artistic talent, having a creative outlet of any sort can be highly therapeutic. You don’t need to be Picasso or Hemingway right away – you can indulge in self-expression for your own sake and let the talent build with time. 32. Share some positive energy. The best way to intensify a good mood is to share it. Go out of your way to compliment a friend, buy a coffee for the person behind you in line or tell someone exactly why you love them. It’s almost impossible to make someone else’s day and not have your own made as a result. 33. Be a little more open every day. Life drags. It stagnates. It slumps. But more often than not, the reason it does all of that is because we have closed ourselves off to it. When we commit to saying ‘Yes’ a little more often with every passing day, we commit to opening our lives back up to possibility. And we may just end up falling in love with wherever those possibilities take us. By Heidi Priebe Artwork by nattskiftetSource
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 SVEN
 PEAR
 SUNDAY
 A at
 LLLG
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 HJALTINNOR
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1.
 Travel often. Designate one weekend a month to get yourself out of the 
city, out of the country or at the least, out the front door of your 
apartment. Let the ever-changing scenery of your life keep you inspired,
 invigorated and consistently reminded that there’s so much more to the 
world than your everyday routine. 2. Make room for surprises. 
Instead of trying to control every last aspect of your life, give your 
life the chance to surprise you from time to time. Say yes to the date 
you would usually reject or the party you’re not sure if you should go 
to. Sometimes the things we’re most unsure of end up being the things 
we’re most grateful to have done – but you’ll never know unless you give
 it a shot. 3. Learn to receive love. Accept help from friends 
when they offer it. Accept compliments when they’re directed at you. Let
 yourself be loved in the tiny ways you don’t always allow yourself to 
be, and watch how much easier it becomes to accept your own love, too.
 4. Practice gratitude. Every time a negative thought crosses your mind,
 deliberately counter-act it with a positive one. Life isn’t all 
sunshine and roses, but it is a lot more positive than we tend to give 
it credit for. Capitalize on that on the days when your mood needs a 
boost. 5. Speak to one new person every day. The world is full of
 incredible people – in bookstores, coffee shops, on buses and on 
sidewalks. Take an extra two minutes out of each day to learn your 
barista’s name or tell the bus driver that you appreciate them. You’ll 
be surprised at how many incredible people are already in your vicinity.
 6. Dedicate time to self-improvement. Set aside an hour or two a week 
to chart out personal goals, projects and affirmations. Become your own 
life coach and make self-improvement the priority that it deserves to 
be. 7. Practice forgiveness. Let past grudges fall by the wayside
 and allow peoples presents to overcome their pasts. You don’t have to 
welcome them back into your life, but you do deserve to welcome peace 
back into yours. And forgiveness is an integral part of doing just that.
 8. Leave the past behind. Give yourself active permission to let go of 
the mistakes you’ve made, the paths you shouldn’t have walked down and 
all the ways in which your past has let you down. To move forward you 
have to face forward – so give yourself permission to do so. 9. 
Get moving. Pick a sport, a class or an exercise regime that works for 
your body and then practice it as often as possible. Life just looks 
better through the lens of endorphins – and exercising regularly is a 
proven method of enhancing your mood and wellbeing. 10. Train 
yourself to see the best in people. Loving and appreciating others is a 
habit, just like anything else. Instead of immediately writing people 
off for their shortcomings, try pinpointing their best qualities and 
focusing only on those. It lightens your mood and frees up that part of 
your brain that is usually reserved for bitterness and judgment. 
11. Search for opportunities everywhere. Keep your eyes peeled for the 
classes you’ve always wanted to take, the career move you’ve always 
wanted to make and the little risks you could be taking every day to get
 you closer to where you want to be. The world is ripe with new 
opportunities and chances. It’s up to you whether or not you’re going to
 take them. 12. Surround yourself with positive people. As Jim 
Rohn once said, “You are the average of the five people you spend the 
most time with.” So take a look at who those people are – do they 
inspire you to be a bigger, brighter, more positive version of yourself?
 If not, it may be time to re-evaluate your friend group. 13. 
Make positive plans for the future. Instead of focusing on what could go
 wrong in the next couple of years, try taking a long look at what could
 go right. Plan your life as though all of your wildest dreams could and
 might come true – you’ll be surprised at the effect this mindset has.
 14. Dress for success. Our outer appearance dictates almost nothing 
about what kind of people we are – but it can influence the way we feel.
 When we present ourselves in a way that makes us feel confident, that 
confidence shines through in everything we do. 15. Listen to the 
right kind of music. Music has a massive effect on our mood. And we can 
use that to our advantage. By coordinating the music you’re listening to
 the mood you’d like to be in, you can train your brain to engage in 
positive (or mellow) vibes as needed. 16. Make friends with your 
body. Instead of hating and punishing your body, try loving it. Try 
listening to it. Try feeding it, exercising it, resting it and nurturing
 it in a way that makes you feel at home inside of it. And then love and
 appreciate it for all the incredible things it is capable of. 
17. Seek out mentors. We all need people to look up to. By choosing to 
surround yourself with those who are doing well in the fields that 
interest you, you are setting yourself up for success. Allow yourself to
 be encouraged, inspired and mentored by people much bigger than 
yourself. 18. Be receptive to change. Instead of agonizing over 
the way things used to be, start picking out what’s positive about the 
way things are. Change is never easy, but more often than not, it is our
 own mental resistance to it that makes it so damn hard. 19. Let 
laughter be a priority. We’re fine prioritizing work, school, the gym 
and other constructive activities – but we’re not as comfortable 
prioritizing the activities that bring us true joy. Like sharing a glass
 of wine and a night of ridiculous jokes with the people we love most. 
Consider carving out time for laughter because it turns out it really is
 the best medicine. 20. Start looking at health holistically. 
Health isn’t just about eating your veggies and going for regular runs 
(though it’s also about that) – true health means that you’re taking 
care of yourself physically, emotionally and psychologically. Failing to
 make time for self-care means failing to make time for your overall 
sense of wellbeing. 21. Commit to an ongoing education. Learning 
shouldn’t stop when we graduate high school or college. By actively 
seeking out methods of growing your knowledge base, you’re actively 
seeking out ways of improving your life. And education doesn’t need to 
be formal – chances are, everyone you know has something to teach you. 
It’s just a matter of allowing them to do so. 22. Master the art of active listening. You have more to learn from others than you think you do.
 23. Let yourself dream without restraint. Your life may never fully 
match up with your wildest fantasies – but allowing yourself to engage 
in them nonetheless can help you realize what you really want in life, 
and what you ought to be working toward. 24. Choose optimism over
 cynicism. As much as self-proclaimed “realists” loathe to admit it, 
optimists have more fun. And by making slightly more positive choices in
 their everyday lives, they attract more positive results. 25. 
Prioritize people. As much as we’d all like to believe otherwise, we 
need other people in our lives. When we neglect our social lives, we 
neglect some of the best opportunities we have available for ongoing 
learning and growth. By making other people a priority, we make the 
continuous expansion of our worldview a priority, too. 26. Stop 
shying away from hard work. In the world of quick fixes and overnight 
fame, hard work is an underrated skill. The more we persevere at the 
things that matter to us, the more our confidence grows alongside our 
skill set. And that in itself is reason enough to start taking our work 
ethic more seriously. 27. Minimize your need for instant 
gratification. In a world that maximizes instant gratification, learn to
 occasionally forgo your impulses in favour of focusing on what you want
 in the long-run. The more you realize how dependent you are on digital 
forms of validation and gratification, the more capable you become of 
unplugging and focusing on what matters. 28. Spend more time in 
nature. There’s no two ways about it – our minds need to interact with 
nature in order to function optimally. Taking a half hour walk outdoors 
may just be the antidote you need for reducing anxiety levels, 
increasing your quality of sleep and boosting your mood. At worst, it’s a
 nice way to spend your lunch break. 29. Minimize your 
belongings. Minimalism is trendy – and with good reason. The less we 
own, the less we realize we need in order to get by. It’s an empowering 
concept – and one that eases the pressure on our wallets while it’s at 
it. 30. Give your time away. By devoting our time and energy to a
 cause much bigger than ourselves, we ironically realize what a huge 
impact we can have on the world when we aren’t just focused on our own 
self-interest. Sometimes the first step to improving yourself is 
forgetting all about yourself. 31. Allow yourself a creative 
outlet. Even if you’re completely lacking in artistic talent, having a 
creative outlet of any sort can be highly therapeutic. You don’t need to
 be Picasso or Hemingway right away – you can indulge in self-expression
 for your own sake and let the talent build with time. 32. Share 
some positive energy. The best way to intensify a good mood is to share 
it. Go out of your way to compliment a friend, buy a coffee for the 
person behind you in line or tell someone exactly why you love them. 
It’s almost impossible to make someone else’s day and not have your own 
made as a result. 33. Be a little more open every day. Life 
drags. It stagnates. It slumps. But more often than not, the reason it 
does all of that is because we have closed ourselves off to it. When we 
commit to saying ‘Yes’ a little more often with every passing day, we 
commit to opening our lives back up to possibility. And we may just end 
up falling in love with wherever those possibilities take us. By Heidi Priebe Artwork by nattskiftetSource

immy006: 1. Travel often. Designate one weekend a month to get yourself out of the city, out of the country or at the least, out the f...

In Nature: Logan Trent @TheLoganTrent Follow Millennials are killing the golf industry Business Insider Millennials are obsessed with the style of life'- and it's killing retailers Millennials are killing the movie business I New York Post Millennials are Killing the Golf Industry - the BLITZ agency blog Will The Millennial Generation Kill Home Depot? - Forbes Millennials are killing relationships and we should be concerned Take Two | Are millennials killing the running trend? Maybe. | 89.3 KPCC Are Millennials Killing Wine? An exposé. | Quench Magazine "Promiscuous" Millennials Are Killing McDonald's: Gothamist How Millennials Lack Of Manners Is Killing Class Unwritten Millennials Are Killing Off Paper Napkins | Mclntyre in the Morning Are Millennials Killing The Car Industry? | DrivingSales News Here's HoW Millennials Have Killed Crowfunding | Bossip Are Millennials Killing Credit? Top Rated High Risk Merchant RETWEETS LIKES 130 102 2:14 PM 23 Aug 2016 130102 halfsyproblems: princeloki: f1rstperson: Glad to see my lifelong disinterest in golf is paying off let me tell you about golf i grew up in a little desert valley called Tucson, Arizona, where it only rains 2 inches a year on average. the majority of the city’s water is pumped from an underground aquifer, which took millions of years to fill. one of the biggest conservation efforts in our city was for water, naturally, and i spent a lot of time learning about low flow toilets and 5 minute showers. i learned that filling your sink basin and washing your dishes in that water is less costly than running the tap. i learned that it only takes 2 days without water on the desert for someone to die the city was sinking as the aquifer drained. neighborhoods fell into flood zones that didnt exist 10 years ago there’s a road called Golf Links in the city and it is lined with golf courses. miles of green grass where grass doesn’t grow, in a valley where it doesn’t rain. why? because the rich white retirees who moved there to stop the aching in their joints decided they should also get to play golf. meanwhile our public schools taught small children like me that taking long showers would kill the world let the golf industry burn Can I add, as someone who played competitive golf for a while (shut up, y’all know I’m nouveau-riche AmKal trash, and it was just SO satisfying to yank trophies out from under all those old name gadje), there is NO REASON golf courses have to be so manicured! Honestly, it would make the game more challenging and fun if you just played on standard area terrain. It would be significantly cheaper for the owners, too, and they wouldn’t have to repair the green every week when the fucking rich folk inevitably refuse to fix their own divets. Not to mention it would make the sport cheaper and more accessible to people who aren’t rich, retired white men (granted, there’s a lot of other cost issues in golf, like the fact that a decent driver can run for $200 for, again, no damn reason, but this would at least help). And you could still make it safe and accessible for elderly players without completely killing the natural landscape and wasting resources. These over-tended greens are just there because they make play marginally easier and because wealthy clubhouse people like the look of them (and it justifies keeping fees high enough to, y’know, “keep the riffraff out”).Those were the things that really drove me away from the sport, to be honest - the blatant racism/classism among most players, the wastefulness, and the complete aversion to change, or even to acknowledging things could be changed. Like I used to hear players talk all the time about how much they loved “being out in nature” and it made me want to break a club over their heads, because oh my God, do you think this is what nature is?! If you actually want to appreciate somewhere with beautiful landscapes like Arizona while you play, then don’t build a fucking emerald green in the middle of a desert! And if you’re just there to play on pretty, easy, fake turf, then go to a virtual range. I know old golfers hate computers more than anything else, but at least my generations keeps their simulated hobbies INSIDE where they can’t ruin the local environment. Like I think it’s pretty telling that I started this little rant by apologizing for enjoying golf (a sport I do still like in theory, and think a lot of people would enjoy if it was ever pried out of the hands of rich white snobs). I know a lot of people who don’t fit the conventional golfer mold who are in the same boat. They’re good players, and they still want to play, but the course culture is so fucking terrible it drove them out permanently. So yeah, like OP said: burn the golf industry. It’s killing the environment, it’s killing communities, and (if you somehow don’t care about those but do care about golf) it’s killing the sport itself. As it is, golf is gonna go the way of croquet in like 15 years tops. And, as it is, I won’t be sorry to see it go.TLDR, give me desert ball or nothing.
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 Millennials are killing relationships and we should be concerned
 Take Two | Are millennials killing the running trend? Maybe. | 89.3 KPCC
 Are Millennials Killing Wine? An exposé. | Quench Magazine
 "Promiscuous" Millennials Are Killing McDonald's: Gothamist
 How Millennials Lack Of Manners Is Killing Class Unwritten
 Millennials Are Killing Off Paper Napkins | Mclntyre in the Morning
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princeloki:

f1rstperson:

Glad to see my lifelong disinterest in golf is paying off

let me tell you about golf
i grew up in a little desert valley called Tucson, Arizona, where it only rains 2 inches a year on average. the majority of the city’s water is pumped from an underground aquifer, which took millions of years to fill. one of the biggest conservation efforts in our city was for water, naturally, and i spent a lot of time learning about low flow toilets and 5 minute showers. i learned that filling your sink basin and washing your dishes in that water is less costly than running the tap. i learned that it only takes 2 days without water on the desert for someone to die
the city was sinking as the aquifer drained. neighborhoods fell into flood zones that didnt exist 10 years ago
there’s a road called Golf Links in the city and it is lined with golf courses. miles of green grass where grass doesn’t grow, in a valley where it doesn’t rain. why? because the rich white retirees who moved there to stop the aching in their joints decided they should also get to play golf. meanwhile our public schools taught small children like me that taking long showers would kill the world
let the golf industry burn


Can I add, as someone who played competitive golf for a while (shut up, y’all know I’m nouveau-riche AmKal trash, and it was just SO satisfying to yank trophies out from under all those old name gadje), there is NO REASON golf courses have to be so manicured! Honestly, it would make the game more challenging and fun if you just played on standard area terrain. It would be significantly cheaper for the owners, too, and they wouldn’t have to repair the green every week when the fucking rich folk inevitably refuse to fix their own divets. Not to mention it would make the sport cheaper and more accessible to people who aren’t rich, retired white men (granted, there’s a lot of other cost issues in golf, like the fact that a decent driver can run for $200 for, again, no damn reason, but this would at least help). And you could still make it safe and accessible for elderly players without completely killing the natural landscape and wasting resources. These over-tended greens are just there because they make play marginally easier and because wealthy clubhouse people like the look of them (and it justifies keeping fees high enough to, y’know, “keep the riffraff out”).Those were the things that really drove me away from the sport, to be honest - the blatant racism/classism among most players, the wastefulness, and the complete aversion to change, or even to acknowledging things could be changed. Like I used to hear players talk all the time about how much they loved “being out in nature” and it made me want to break a club over their heads, because oh my God, do you think this is what nature is?! If you actually want to appreciate somewhere with beautiful landscapes like Arizona while you play, then don’t build a fucking emerald green in the middle of a desert! And if you’re just there to play on pretty, easy, fake turf, then go to a virtual range. I know old golfers hate computers more than anything else, but at least my generations keeps their simulated hobbies INSIDE where they can’t ruin the local environment. Like I think it’s pretty telling that I started this little rant by apologizing for enjoying golf (a sport I do still like in theory, and think a lot of people would enjoy if it was ever pried out of the hands of rich white snobs). I know a lot of people who don’t fit the conventional golfer mold who are in the same boat. They’re good players, and they still want to play, but the course culture is so fucking terrible it drove them out permanently. So yeah, like OP said: burn the golf industry. It’s killing the environment, it’s killing communities, and (if you somehow don’t care about those but do care about golf) it’s killing the sport itself. As it is, golf is gonna go the way of croquet in like 15 years tops. And, as it is, I won’t be sorry to see it go.TLDR, give me desert ball or nothing.

halfsyproblems: princeloki: f1rstperson: Glad to see my lifelong disinterest in golf is paying off let me tell you about golf i grew...