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PETA Wants To Sue Anonymous HuffPo Commenters

buzzcutbuddha PETA Is Caught In the Trap of their Own Ideology (590 comments)

I preface this by saying that I recently converted to veganism, so it pains me that I'm lumped in with these idiots. I did not stop eating animal products for the benefit of any animal except myself. I believe that the natural order of the animal kingdom involves death and suffering, and animals will eat animals. I don't think that means that I need to eat animals, but that's neither here nor there.

These idiots are trapped by their own inconsistent ideology because they have members who want to help animals and therefore want the shelters to run, and then they have other members who think even owning a pet is cruel to animals (so why have them around to adopt?), and I think that the presence of the shelters, but the almost blase way in which they kill animals reflects that split in their member base. There's no way to reconcile it, so they do both badly to keep both sides equally unhappy.

The real losers here are the animals that could go to good homes.

about a year and a half ago

House Narrowly Avoids Having to Debate Impeachment of Cheney

buzzcutbuddha Re:Who's the only country to have ever used nukes? (1033 comments)

If I could burn all my moderation points to mod the parent up I would. It amazes me that 50 years ago the US was willing to stand up to the Soviet Union and risk total nuclear annihilation in the process in the name of preserving essential liberties. And today we have leaders who ask us to give up our liberties, while undermining them in secret out of fear of a potential terrorist attack in some vague future scenario which may or may not include a nuclear bomb.

It makes me wish for a leader like Eisenhower, who incidentally said:
"How far you can go without destroying from within what you are trying to defend from without?"

more than 7 years ago


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