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Uranus in Taurus, in action
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Wednesday, March 13, 2019 - 10:29 pm
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Damn, you ARE intense! shiny-chicken

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Yeah, Chad isn’t one of those lukewarm guys!!! 🙂

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Thanks Allie, I’m working on it!

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Has anyone seen the news article about growing meat in a lab? Now is that not Uranus in Taurus or not? Kind of freaky but might be what we have in the future.

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It kind of turns my stomach, and seems like a waste, financially. 

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☹️ I guess I can see why people might want that (animal abuse on factory farms and all). But a lab? That is too weird. 

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I saw something like that.  Here is a video of a 3d printed steak.  I can’t imagine ever eating something like this.

https://newyork.cbslocal.com/2…..-novameat/

Its supposedly made with natural ingredients, but what else is in it?

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My Taurus Moon says EWWWWWW!  🤢

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Friday, March 15, 2019 - 8:12 am
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That looks like 2001: A Space Odessey gone wrong 🙁

That is just horrible.

And yet, as I type this his in 2019, I realize how old I may sound.

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Friday, March 15, 2019 - 9:27 am
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Edit: I’d rather eat cheese.

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Mmm… cheese.  On bread.  With dill pickles….

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Friday, March 15, 2019 - 9:26 am
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Barf-o-Rama!!!!!

I’d rather eat cake.

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I’m not a vegan, or a vegetarian. I support anyone’s choice to eat as they please, though I do think moral or ethical veganism is the qualitative inverse of what led to industrial farming. Attaching moral absolutism to veganism (as protectors and defenders of life) is the other side of the desire to become “Master of Nature,” of which industrial farming has been accused of being guilty (which they are). Both approaches–The Steward and The Master–remove humanity from nature. Though we are reasoning animals, with the ability to choose our biology to some extent, we should heed the constant reminders that we are not immune to the sublime elements of nature. In recognizing how nature balances itself out, we should not seek to dominate it completely, nor should we remove ourselves from interacting with it either, or cease taking what we need, as that is how nature acts. By acknowledging our own nature as a species, maybe we can stop demonizing what we’ve contributed to–we are creators, innovators, and builders, and we are not the only animals with these qualities. We have a mind that seeks pleasure and beauty. Species evolve and become extinct, naturally, and because we are a part of nature, we shouldn’t point to an inherent evilness in the human species as the responsible culprit. We should shift gears, for even just the benefit of our own species, but that of others, too, now that we have the knowledge of the extent of our impact on nature. But, there are different avenues to achieve that, and swinging wide to either side won’t be the most effective. 

As for me, I eat meat for my health, and I enjoy it as much as anything else I eat. I need it, particularly around certain times of the month, and can become so deficient that I’ll find myself even craving liver. I don’t over do it (in consideration of what I need), but I’ll buy it, cook it, and enjoy it. 

I worked for years at a high end meat market/natural grocery. It was independently owned by a family who also owned two small farms, and raised their own animals. We broke down our own carcasses, rather than sell boxed meat, and we sold every part of the animal. I’ve handled every part of these animals–the offal, the bones, and the muscles–and have cooked with each as well. I’ve seen piglets, and lambs, and know the quarter where each cut of an animal comes from. There are places where one can still know “where their meat comes from.” It’d be nice to see more support for small, independent farmers and ranchers. 

Working at this place made it clear what well-rounded health means for me, because in addition to the meat market, our grocery stock consisted of organic, all-natural, local products etc., as well as supplements. Two lies I see constantly perpetuated–that eating meat isn’t healthy, and that eating healthy isn’t affordable. At the place I worked, I met such a wide spectrum of people–the incredibly wealthy and the poor–because, though the product was high quality and much of it was expensive, we accepted SNAP benefits. 

This is a big topic that can be addressed through more awareness and discussion concerning health, where our food comes from, food waste, following our cravings, etc., as well the interests and contributions of other lobbying organizations. I tend to raise an eyebrow at vegans/vegetarians (especially when they’re on the crusade) when they say they still desperately crave meat, even after years of going without. Our biology does everything it can to keep us from harm, including the harm we do to ourselves, and we ignore it. 

That aside, I generally like the idea of Meatless Monday’s, though I disagree with its attachment to global warming. You’re going to tell a bunch of kids who live in one of the biggest, most industrial, metropolitan cities in the world that their diets are what’s responsible for climate change? Talk about hypocrisy. Sounds like a good way for the coming generations to distrust politicians, as if they don’t already, and/or make stupid, uninformed decisions.

But, overall, I like the discussion of health in schools and hope to see more. A lot of people don’t believe that a meal can be a meal, and be meatless, but all of us have deeply ingrained ideas and beliefs surrounding health, and society in general, that can and should be a part of the discussion. I don’t agree with pandering to undeveloped palettes–people who give their children what they want, because “they won’t eat anything else.” Maybe “adventurous eating” will be encouraged during Uranus in Taurus. Children learn, and it’s the responsibility of adults to teach them, and offer appropriate choices. I don’t see this move as any different from what is currently being offered in schools during mealtimes (aside from the political agenda, which should be amended). There is typically one item scheduled for the day, and nothing else, as it is. 

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Thursday, March 14, 2019 - 7:05 pm
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“In recognizing how nature balances itself out, we should not seek to dominate it completely, nor should we remove ourselves from interacting with it either, or cease taking what we need, as that is how nature acts.“

Yes!  You’ve so plainly articulated the crux of the matter.  Your whole piece is sublime. 

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Friday, March 15, 2019 - 9:32 am
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“We have a mind that seeks pleasure and beauty.”

If only this were true for all of humainity!

Many people just do what they can with what they have (or rather don’t have) and this can result in cruel action.

I’d like to think that humanity is good, but when I see what’s going on, really have a hard time holding on to this idea.

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