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Today’s choices dictate the future

May 23, 2013

Good country people! Gather ’round. If you read my first column and you’ve found yourself willing to take a gander at a second one—bless your ever-lovin’ heart, and let’s get down to business....

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May-23-13 6:59 AM

Napoleon once said, "God is on the side of the artillery." You should really, really reflect upon this statement, and all the metaphors for artillery, before you believe that your relative beliefs are one-size-fits-all.

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May-23-13 7:59 AM

"So don't take guff from vegetarians who scoff at hunting. "

I am a vegetarian who never puts down or gives 'guff' for hunting. I do not think most of the vegetarians I know care about hunting much one way or the other..except most are against caged hunting,..but then again most of my meat eating hunting friends are also against this type of inhumane..UN-sportsmanship type of hunting.

Oh to purchase non chemical meats is easy these days even if you do not hunt. Just go to the local farmer's market..many vendors are now selling some of the best meat around. Meat without chemicals.

Now if we could only get our state..and the federal label the food so we can have a choice if we want it with GMO or not.

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May-23-13 8:01 AM

Another end of the worlder ! the research is in and she says the era of excess and convenience is over. Lindsay, it is just beginning. read quantum physics and see how this world is derived from an unbelieveable world of plenty and that includes electrical power. Read about Tesla and his electric gift to the world. the libs say he did not build that , till the power goes out and then we see how irreplaceable electric power is. Nothing will work without it. Lindsay, they said that we would run out of natural gas too and the opposite occurs. electricity , chemicals and quantum physics with its strong force will usher in another era of plenty. The naysayers can live in the world of doom. Golly, how I love electricty ! from a little wire, I can get a couple of horsepower. what could be better than that ?

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May-23-13 8:39 AM

hey judeye, do you think that in addition to labeling food for choice as you say, the govt could give us choice in schools ? You know, those precious govt employees take away our choice big time. vegetarians are saving the world , right ? What a marvelous chemical factory a ruminant is, cow. All those reactions going on and belching methane to keep themselves warm, right liberals ? Noone ever ate meat before, right veggie lovers ?

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May-23-13 10:37 AM

Steiner, we have a right to know what is in the food we eat. Judeye, I have to disagree with you, because I know several vegetarians who are very negative towards anyone who eats meat, and especially hunters.

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May-23-13 10:38 AM

By the way, Lindsay, a very interesting article. i am looking forward to seeing where it may go.

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May-24-13 9:01 AM

Hey Marcia , another post that neglects the bigger issue, choice in schools. Now the vegetarians are mentally soft and here is why. If you think that the energy content or the total sum of forces is the same from veggie things vs animals you are completely wrong. The plant sap is low solids material while blood, containing iron is up around 45%. The animal moves around and is warm blooded. The plant just sits there. To wit , the veggie heads say i can get all my nutrition from a plant with plant protein. Impossible if you understand the deeper forces at work, which will assimilate into the meat eater. these forces are just not there in the plant. But activists never think or get to the real "meat" of the issue. That is why they behave so strange .

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May-24-13 9:07 AM

Lindsay, the last count I heard that the US had a trillion watts of electric power available. Please tell us what we would do without this. Niagara Falls would kaput out, compressed air, the original plan would be a bust. People have to get off this fear of electricity, that it is somehow bad and harming the environment.It is for sure in lightning which originates from maybe 200 miles above the earth. It is therefore cosmic . tesla loved making artificial lightning. His work gave us the industrial revolution. we cant go back. it is impossible. everything you use and take for granted was made with electric motors spinning somewhere.

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May-24-13 11:02 AM

Hello all commentators. Thanks for your civic-minded participation. We may disagree, but we should find good cause to respect that each of us cares about the area we share. Thanks for the encouraging or kind comments, especially (Marcia and previously the user SmallTownSmallMind).

Steiner my friend, I don't hate electricity. I'm using it right now, to engage with you fine folks. But it certainly isn't something to waste, and it certainly doesn't come without an ecological cost. For example, Mountain Top Removal in West Virginia. WV is a neighbor to us, and one of the most beautiful places in the world.

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May-24-13 11:07 AM

Also Steiner, I'm not very familiar with you, but you mention something about school choice so I glean from this that you care about education and children. I care about them too, and when I say that the environment is in serious peril, that effects children too. And in ways that will reveal themselves to make the squabble over redistricting school zones, look rather paltry in comparison. That's almost like worrying about needing to touch up a manicure during a fire.

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May-24-13 11:15 AM

The website iLoveMountains**** has an application that helps you trace in what ways your electricity consumption is tied to Mountain Top Removal.

I put in my zipcode, and it says: The Jamestown Board of Public Util service area is part of a larger interconnected electric grid operated by ISO New York. There are a total of 11 coal-fired power plants on this grid that are connected to mountaintop removal.

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May-24-13 11:24 AM

I just want to clarify my analogy-- I did not mean to make it sound like your pet passion of school district issues are "trivial" like painting fingernails, I'm saying it's a nice privilage, but it's not a need. Clean water is a ~need~ that children and all of us have. Preference for which mascot you have on sports teams, is gravy. A privilege that you can fight for, after you fight for your basic ~needs~.

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May-24-13 1:24 PM

"That is why they behave so strange."

"Hello, kettle!" "Hello, pot!"

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May-25-13 10:12 AM

"the environment is in serious peril"

AMEN Lindsay

It is in GREAT peril. We all need to start to take this issue very seriously. Our very survival and the survival of much of all living matter on this planet depend on it. I guess some vegetarians do not like hunting or meat eaters. In our house we like both..and we still are vegetarians. Very supportive of hunting in fact.

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