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The Paradox: When People Say They Love Animals But Eat Meat (Video)

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First off, let’s just get something out of the way: I am by no means placing judgment, blame or shame on those of who consume meat, I am merely offering an opportunity to reflect after watching the below video. Although, I do not personally eat meat, I do not label myself as a ‘vegetarian’ or ‘vegan’ or feel superior to anyone who is choosing to consume meat and other animal products.

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With that said, the following video is an excellent example that represents millions of people who swear they love animals, but are still choosing to eat meat. There is a disconnect, and there is no doubt about that. Because we often find our food skinned, chopped, sliced and packaged so neatly, we aren’t fully aware of the processes that it took for that package to end up in a perfect row in the grocery store refrigerator unit.

When we grab a pack of bacon, we aren’t thinking of the cute little piggy that had to die in order for that bacon to end up there. It’s easy to contribute to something when it is so out of sight, out of mind.

“Bacon or steak we look at those things as pieces of meat on our plate, not something that wants to snuggle in your arms.”

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See how easy it is for these people to question their diet and lifestyle after one simple interaction with a cute little piglet?

So, Why The Disconnect?

If you are someone who consumes meat, have you ever asked yourself, if you weren’t able to go to the store and pick up those steaks, or chicken breasts all chopped up, and plucked and skinned etc. would you be willing to do it yourself in order to have that meal?

Why Love One, But Eat The Other?

Our westernized culture tends to think of it as disgusting that people in some countries in Asia eat dogs, and actually breed dogs for the sole purpose of consumption. But what about the people of India who worship the cow and wouldn’t dream of eating a steak or meatloaf?

As Paul McCartney once said, “If slaughterhouses had glass walls we’d all be vegetarians”. This is a great point! Because so many of us are simply unaware of the horrors that are taking place on factory farms we continue to support these industries. If people were truly aware of the suffering and mass genocide that is taking place on factory farms, I truly believe they would at least cut down their meat consumption, or find more ethical alternatives.

Do You Love Animals?

All animals are sentient beings that have just as much of a right to live as your dog, cat or goldfish.. even yourself! With that being said however, I don’t expect the world to give up meat overnight. But with this awareness we can begin to choose other options: we can start to eat less meat, we can incorporate more meat free meals into our days, we can try other options, we can choose ethically sourced meat and animal products. We can choose to not support factory farms! This is something we can all do right away.

If you’re thinking, I would if I could afford it, be aware this is simply a story that you are telling yourself. Meat and cheese are the two most expensive items per pound in any grocery storeBy cutting back on your meat consumption, you will save enough money to make the more ethically sourced products a reality. This is a giant step in the right direction.

Nobody wants to see animals being harmed, at least not the vast majority of people on this planet, and if we could actively do something to stop this from happening, why wouldn’t we? We all have a say in what is happening around the world, and by using your dollar to support those companies that are doing the right thing, you are casting a vote for the type of world you are living in, what kind of world do you want? This is up to you to decide. We can ALL do our part and be the change we wish to see in the world.

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Abductions & Car Vandalism – Startling Australian UFO Report Unclassified

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An uncovered Australian report performed by their Department of Defence. “Scientific Intelligence — General — Unidentified Flying Objects” is trending again. Those who have done extensive research on UFOs will find the Australian version of disclosure to be far more intellectually honest than the American version. Albeit it was conducted decades ago.

According to ex-US intelligence official Luis Elizondo, the Defense Department’s Inspector General is presently conducting three reviews. The inquiries vary from the Department of Defense’s handling of UFO claims to Elizondo’s alleged whistleblower retribution. The open IG cases are crucial to Australia’s report because they establish beyond a shadow of a doubt that the US Department of Defense is being dishonest and shady when it comes to the UFO subject. For decades, Australia has been a loyal friend of the United States. Within Australia’s boundaries, they share a military installation (Pine Gap). When a close defense ally’s intelligence agencies determined that the US was not being intellectually honest in its approach, perhaps it is reasonable to conclude that there is more to the tale than the 144 incidents studied since 2004 by the UAPTF.

The CIA became alarmed at the overloading of military communications during the mass sightings of 1952 and considered the possibility that the USSR may take advantage of such a situation.

Australian UFO study.

According to the summary, OSI, acting through the Robertson-Panel, encouraged the USAF to use Project Blue Book to publicly “debunk” UFOs. In a tragic twist of fate, when Australian authorities sought explanations from the US Air Force, the allegation was debunked. The authors of the study were depicted as conspiratorial and even crazy by the US Air Force. Ross Coulthart reported this, and it may be heard in a recent Project Unity interview. Courthart is an award-winning investigative journalist who is drawn to forbidden subjects. He also stated on the same podcast that a senior US Navy official identified as Nat Kobitz told him that the US had been in the midst of reverse-engineering numerous non-human craft. According to his obituary, Mr. Kobitz was a former Director of Research and Development at Naval Sea Systems Command.

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PGA Tour To End COVID Testing For Both Vaccinated & Non-Vaccinated Players

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    The PGA Tour has announced that it will stop testing players every week, regardless of whether they have been vaccinated or not.

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    Are PCR tests appropriate to identify infectious people? Should people who are healthy and not sick be tested at all, anywhere?

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The picture you see above is of John Rahm, a professional golfer on the PGA tour being carted off the golf course after tournament officials told him he had COVID. He was healthy and had no symptoms, yet was forced to withdraw from the tournament. He was told in front of the camera’s, and a big scene was made out of the event. You would think something like that, especially when you are a big time sports figure, would be done behind closed doors with some privacy.

Earlier on in June a spokesperson for the PGA Tour said that more than 50 percent of players on the PGA tour have been vaccinated. Although it seems that the majority of players on the tour will be fully vaccinated judging by this statement, it does leave a fairly large minority who won’t be, and that’s something we’re seeing across the globe as COVID vaccine hesitancy remains high for multiple reasons.

We are pleased to announce, after consultation with PGA Tour medical advisors, that due to the high rate of vaccination among all constituents on the PGA Tour, as well as other positively trending factors across the country, testing for COVID-19 will no longer be required as a condition of competition beginning with the 3M Open. – PGA tour Senior VP Tyler Dennis

The tour recently announced that the testing of players every week will stop starting in July for both the vaccinated and the unvaccinated. This was an unexpected announcement given the fact that, at least it seems in some countries, vaccinated individuals will enjoy previous rights and freedoms that everyone did before the pandemic. Travelling without need to quarantine and possibly in the future not having to be tested could be a few of those privileges. Others may include attending concerts, sporting events, or perhaps even keeping their job depending on whether or not their employer deems it to be mandatory, if that’s even legally possible. We will see what happens.

Luckily for professional golfers, regardless of their vaccination status they won’t have to worry about testing positive for COVID, especially if they’re not sick. This is the appropriate move by the PGA tour, who is represented by their players and it’s a move that the players themselves may have had a say in. It’s important because PCR tests are not designed nor are they appropriate for identifying infectious people. A number of scientists have been emphasizing this since the beginning of the pandemic. More recently, a letter to the editor published in the Journal of infection explain why more than half of al “positive” PCR tests are likely to have been people who are not infectious, otherwise known as “false positives.”

This is why the Swedish Public Health agency has a notice on their website explaining how and why polymerase chain reaction (PCR) tests are not useful for determining if someone is infected with COVID or if someone can transmit it to others, and it’s better to use someone who is actually showing symptoms as a judgement call of whether or not they could be infected or free from infection.

PCR tests using a high cycle threshold are extremely sensitive. An article published in the journal Clinical Infectious Diseases found that among positive PCR samples with a cycle count over 35, only 3 percent of the samples showed viral replication. This can be interpreted as, if someone tests positive via PCR when a Ct of 35 or higher is used, the probability that said person is actually infected is less than 3%, and the probability that said result is a false positive is 97 percent. This begs the question, why has Manitoba, Canada, for example, using cycle thresholds of up to 45 to identify “positive” people?

When it comes to golf, the fact that spread occurring in an outdoor setting is highly unlikely could have been a factor, but it’s also important to mention that asymptomatic spread within one’s own household is also considerably rare. It really makes you wonder what’s going on here, doesn’t it?

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