Of course it was a benevolent government nutritionist, but they weren’t benevolent towards people, they were benevolent towards the food corporations with deep pockets for lobbying. No pyramids, cave men or program is necessary…just eat a wide variety of foods.
Most prefer to yell Factoids, which despite current usage to mean a “small fact” really means something that resembles a fact, but isn’t.
I’ve seen a man reading a newspaper while eating a Red Vine as he drove, a man eating yogurt and driving a good 10 under the speed limit and several men shaving. Have also seen women do equally stupid things behind the wheel such as putting on makeup or combing their hair. No gender has the corner on stupidity.
Or in an email forwarded from/to their 15 closest friends.
“IMHO, no gender has a monopoly on awfulness.”Exactly. I had a college room mate who lied and manipulated her way around 3 boyfriends at one time. Year later, had a male room mate who did the same thing with girlfriends. Would’ve been great to set them up with each other.
You touched on something Thomas Jefferson said that is near and dear to my heart:
I never submitted the whole system of my opinions to the creed of any party of men whatever in religion, in philosophy, in politics, or in anything else where I was capable of thinking for myself. Such an addiction is the last degradation of a free and moral agent.
-Thomas Jefferson, letter to Francis Hopkinson, March 13, 1789
That some people “assumed” this was about “their side” is interesting to me. Maybe because they’ve already given up thinking for themselves and feel challenged and threatened by the idea that they should start again!
I believe that when thinking people disagree, you get a far better solution to a problem than either of them could come up with on their own.
The answer is not very good at all! Cats are obligate carnivores, they must eat meat as there are some important nutirents they get from it that they cannot synthesize from other foods like we can, Taurine is one of them. They also lack the digestive enzymes to deal with grains. In their natural diet of small critters, any grain they might get has been partially digested.
My cat has been on a raw meat diet for many years, grains give her the runs. After her first meal of raw chicken, they went away. She is incredibly healthy and has a coat that makes the vet “ooh and ahh.”
While dogs are mostly considered carnivores, they (and their wild counterparts) are really opportunistic feeders (which is why Poncho at the veggie burger!) They’ll eat vegetables or whatever they find, but also don’t digest grains very well. My dog loved sweet potatoes more than her raw meat., and regularly served herself dessert from apples that had fallen from the tree in the yard.
So, Poncho, don’t feel bad, it’s just your natural instinct to eat whenever you get the chance!
The Zombie Apocalypse is already here.
“Good grief. If we can’t laugh at ourselves, and at one another, in good spirit and without malice, then what fun can be left? If we must withhold all ribbing in the name of protecting everyone’s feelings, then we truly are a toothless society. We will reach what I call “the lowest common denominator of butthurt.”-George Takei