Fellow Canadian here. I'm fairly ignorant on all of the health care stuffs as I seem to have been blessed (so far) with decent health and no major accidents or injuries requiring expensive treatments. I'm a 35 y.o. male with no dependents or pre-existing conditions and a non-smoker. My health care costs show up as a $26 line item on my bi-weekly paychecks. What the fucking fuck America?
Have yourself a look at the diet of the Maasai; meat, milk, and blood - all raw. Some groups eat small quantities of fruits and veg, some do not.
On a recent trip I rented a Hyundai Elantra. The bluetooth-enabled stereo wouldn't let you sync a phone while the vehicle was in gear, which kind of frustrated my passenger who wanted to sync up his phone and listen to some tunes.
Can you point out to me where in the document you link for "Haliburton Loophole" it says that that's a myth? All I see is the Energy Policy Act of 2005; Section 322 of that document indicates that ‘‘(ii) the underground injection of fluids or propping agents (other than diesel fuels) pursuant to hydraulic fracturing operations related to oil, gas, or geothermal production activities.’’ are exempted from the "Underground Injection" provisions of the Safe Drinking Water Act. Additionally the Clean Water Act was amended to clarify that "water, gas, or other material which is injected into a well to facilitate production of oil or gas..." are NOT classified as pollutants. These two things together seem to indicate that they can in fact pump whatever they'd like into wells to facilitate oil production, even if it's not labeled specifically as "The Haliburton Loophole". Am I missing something?
I clicked your username to see if it shows on your page, and sure enough there's the submission, with your proper full name. I'm hoping Dick Butkus submits a story, just to see if it's changed to "Richard B". HEY DICK! YOU READING THIS?!
My problem with this reply from Soulskill is that he's talking about a feature that's very core to the
i used up the last of my mod points last night, but as soon as i get more i'll be back to modding everything 'fuck beta' as insightful, and everything else as 'off topic'. drown 'em in noise, boys!
Exactly what I came here to say. It doesn't have to be all-or-nothing; you don't have to "be paleo". You can follow "the rules" as best you can and still get most of the benefits. CAFO beef likely isn't as good for you as free-range/pastured, but it IS probably better for you than a plate full of pasta. Or if you just have to have the free-range, go for the less expensive cuts. Roasts are generally much less expensive than steaks. Get bones and make a good, nutrient-dense stock. Try out some organ meats, which are full of vitamins and also tend to be inexpensive. Make intelligent choices when you eat out. Doing something 50% right for your health is still better than not trying because 100% seems unattainable.
lol @ "under this program". because there are no other progams. none.
how exactly does this "laughed out of his job" comment demonstrate that OP didn't know he was a writer? is that some idiom that I'm unaware of, or are you failing at reading comprehension?
so I'll just wait and read the story when timothy dupes it later this week
that's how the metamod works.
not the poster you're replying to, but i felt the need to throw down my couple cents. i tried vegetarian/vegan for quite a while, but my body simply could not thrive. no matter how much "good" veg protein i got (and i'm a bit of a crazy about my diet...), no matter how much i wanted to save the animals, i just couldn't stay healthy. i can't speak for all humans, but from what i can tell from my own biology, i'm an omnivore - i have the teeth and digestive system of one. i require nutrients from both plant and animal sources. i cannot perform up to my full potential without animal products.
once i'd realized that, it came down to personal ethics. i refuse to buy meat (or most anything, really) from grocery stores. i'm lucky enough to live somewhere with lots of farms and markets; i speak with the farmers about the creatures they raise for slaughter, about how they're cared for, housed, and fed. there are proper ways to do these things, to raise livestock humanely and feed it a species-appropriate diet - so it can be healthy enough to live well and also be properly nourishing to those who consume it.
and to the poster you were replying to, you've got a noble goal there. i just recently took up hunting and would love to be able to bag enough wild game to greatly reduce or eliminate my dependence on farms altogether. until then, i'll choose the friendly local farmers.