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  •  we need as many as possible to eliminate (1+ / 0-)
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    meat & dairy to mitigate the worst effects of climate change and we don't have much time.  Somehow that message needs to get across.  I'm losing some patience with some who have to be carried to make a small effort to make a safe planet for future generations.   Seems almost republican to me as repubs.  only consider themselves and short term thinking.

    Turning climate change into a shit sandwich doesn't make the sandwich more palatable.

    Macca's Meatless Monday

    by VL Baker on Mon Aug 27, 2012 at 06:46:42 AM PDT

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    •  It's not Republican, it's human nature. Not many (1+ / 0-)
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      people take to radical change easily, and telling people to stop eating meat or the planet get it, is radical.  Tell someone they can't you get one response. Show them another way you get a different one. That's what i like about your Meatless Monday diaries. Damn tasty stuff and it does make people change their habits.

      I've started spreading the word, though I make it a choice based discussion. (I know you've stated this in other ways, but somehow it gets seen as a "command" not alternative.)

      "We have to start doing something about global warming. We need to get off fossil fuels immediately, reduce, reuse, recycle our material resource streams,  convert to carbon sequestering agriculture, create alternative transportation systems, etc. All this should have been done yesterday"
      "Well that's going to take a huge change in our way of life as well as time and money"
      "Yeah, or we can cut out eating meat, that's the easiest and quickest way".

      Now it's a choice, a simple one. Much easier to handle.

      Even if I knew that tomorrow the world would go to pieces, I would still plant my apple tree. -Martin Luther

      by the fan man on Mon Aug 27, 2012 at 07:24:33 AM PDT

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