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cincinnati chili
09-24-2008, 03:24 AM
Shockingly, the poll on the right margin is favoring cow milk 3 to 1.

http://www.wptz.com/news/17539127/detail.html

What gives?

pahster
09-24-2008, 08:19 AM
Shockingly, the poll on the right margin is favoring cow milk 3 to 1.

http://www.wptz.com/news/17539127/detail.html

What gives?

Internet polls mean nothing.

redsmetz
09-24-2008, 11:45 AM
Of course, it's fruitless to write to Ben & Jerry about Ben & Jerry's since they haven't owned it since 2000 when they sold it to Unilever.

I'm somewhat sympathetic to some of the issues that PETA raises (the treatment of animals in the meat industry), but the sheer volume of milk used for the production of various dairy products (ice cream included) makes this so patently absurd. It's almost like a Monty Python sketch.

KronoRed
09-24-2008, 02:29 PM
What's their plan on how to collect that much milk?

Yowzers.

redsmetz
09-24-2008, 02:44 PM
What's their plan on how to collect that much milk?

Yowzers.

Again, that's what makes this seem like a Monty Python skit. I've seen those pumps up at Young's Dairy Farm and I can't imagine how they'd get the volume they'd need. Not to mention how long it takes for a woman to extract enough for her own baby. Yowzers is right.

durl
09-24-2008, 03:37 PM
Well, PETA has been known to put forth some pretty outlandish ideas but this one really shows an amazing detachment from reality.

And there's something "ewwww" about adults ingesting something that came out of another human being...

SunDeck
09-24-2008, 08:09 PM
Ick.
Just....ick.

GAC
09-24-2008, 08:15 PM
PETA is opposed to the use of cow milk (find it abusive); but endorse the use of human milk?

Silly wabbit, kicks are for trids. ;)

M2
09-24-2008, 08:30 PM
Breast milk just isn't the same when it's not on tap.

RedsManRick
09-24-2008, 08:36 PM
I wonder how many women it would take to match the production of milk from cows...

And plants don't grow for the explicit purpose of being consumed by humans (who don't consume them in a way which helps the plant reproduce). I suppose by PETA's logic we should stop consumption of all things not explicitly produced by mother earth for our consumption.

GAC
09-24-2008, 09:08 PM
I wonder how many women it would take to match the production of milk from cows...

Strap'em into one of these. ;)

http://www1.istockphoto.com/file_thumbview_approve/891725/2/istockphoto_891725_cows_milking_parlour.jpg

OldRightHander
09-25-2008, 03:57 PM
What's their plan on how to collect that much milk?

Yowzers.

It probably wouldn't bet that hard to get volunteers......to do the collecting.

*BaseClogger*
09-25-2008, 04:04 PM
And plants don't grow for the explicit purpose of being consumed by humans (who don't consume them in a way which helps the plant reproduce). I suppose by PETA's logic we should stop consumption of all things not explicitly produced by mother earth for our consumption.

Plants aren't cute, duh...

HotCorner
09-25-2008, 04:06 PM
New flavors?

Peanut Butter C Cup
Melon Delight
Fudge Nipple

:evil:

OldRightHander
09-25-2008, 04:07 PM
Even if they tried to do it, it would probably be a complete bust.

GAC
09-25-2008, 06:10 PM
Even if they tried to do it, it would probably be a complete bust.

Ben & Jerry's said they are going to keep the public abreast of the situation as more details unfold.

UKFlounder
09-25-2008, 07:46 PM
Perhaps Dairy Queen Brazier could be among the first to sell the new product

cincinnati chili
09-25-2008, 09:50 PM
Breast milk just isn't the same when it's not on tap.

Bwahahahaha,



New flavors?

Peanut Butter C Cup
Melon Delight
Fudge Nipple



A friend of mine already came up with

Chesty Garcia
Breast Pump Boysenberry

GAC
09-26-2008, 07:52 PM
Perhaps Dairy Queen Brazier could be among the first to sell the new product

sugar cone or D cup? :p:

OldRightHander
09-28-2008, 05:43 PM
http://www.news.com.au/couriermail/story/0,23739,24336544-23272,00.html

Going veggie shrinks the brain
Article from: The Courier-Mail


From The Sun

September 12, 2008 07:45pm

SCIENTISTS have discovered that going veggie could be bad for your brain - with those on a meat-free diet six times more likely to suffer brain shrinkage.

Vegans and vegetarians — such as Heather Mills — are the most likely to be deficient because the best sources of the vitamin are meat, particularly liver, milk and fish.

Vitamin B12 deficiency can also cause anaemia and inflammation of the nervous system.

Yeast extracts are one of the few vegetarian foods which provide good levels of the vitamin.

The link was discovered by Oxford University scientists who used memory tests, physical checks and brain scans to examine 107 people between the ages of 61 and 87.

When the volunteers were retested five years later the medics found those with the lowest levels of vitamin B12 were also the most likely to have brain shrinkage. It confirms earlier research showing a link between brain atrophy and low levels of B12.

M2
09-29-2008, 01:13 PM
Going veggie shrinks the brain

In other words, you've got the canines, use them.

OldRightHander
09-29-2008, 01:50 PM
In other words, you've got the canines, use them.

Trust me, after a week in Texas, I've been using them.

vaticanplum
09-29-2008, 06:49 PM
http://www.news.com.au/couriermail/story/0,23739,24336544-23272,00.html

Going veggie shrinks the brain
Article from: The Courier-Mail


From The Sun

September 12, 2008 07:45pm

SCIENTISTS have discovered that going veggie could be bad for your brain - with those on a meat-free diet six times more likely to suffer brain shrinkage.

Vegans and vegetarians such as Heather Mills are the most likely to be deficient because the best sources of the vitamin are meat, particularly liver, milk and fish.

Vitamin B12 deficiency can also cause anaemia and inflammation of the nervous system.

Yeast extracts are one of the few vegetarian foods which provide good levels of the vitamin.

The link was discovered by Oxford University scientists who used memory tests, physical checks and brain scans to examine 107 people between the ages of 61 and 87.

When the volunteers were retested five years later the medics found those with the lowest levels of vitamin B12 were also the most likely to have brain shrinkage. It confirms earlier research showing a link between brain atrophy and low levels of B12.

I'm a vegetarian, and being so has actually made me more attentive to getting the vitamins I need, and my brain is in fine shape, thank you.

Which is how I know that the thought of using anything but cow's milk for mass-produced ice cream is patently absurd.

OldRightHander
09-29-2008, 10:47 PM
I'm a vegetarian, and being so has actually made me more attentive to getting the vitamins I need, and my brain is in fine shape, thank you.

Which is how I know that the thought of using anything but cow's milk for mass-produced ice cream is patently absurd.

I'm just a hopeless carnivore. I believe in using cow's milk, and the rest of the cow as well.

BRM
09-30-2008, 10:21 AM
I'm just a hopeless carnivore. I believe in using cow's milk, and the rest of the cow as well.

Let nothing go to waste, huh?

OldRightHander
09-30-2008, 10:35 AM
Let nothing go to waste, huh?

Life, liberty, and the pursuit of ribeye...or something like that.

BRM
09-30-2008, 10:47 AM
Life, liberty, and the pursuit of ribeye...or something like that.

I'm with ya. We eat lots of cow at my place.

Chip R
09-30-2008, 12:32 PM
And in a semi-related story...

http://news.cincinnati.com/apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=/20080930/NEWS0107/309290035

Highlifeman21
09-30-2008, 01:32 PM
Life, liberty, and the pursuit of ribeye...or something like that.

mmmmmmmmm, ribeye

cincinnati chili
10-03-2008, 12:55 AM
And in a semi-related story...

MIDDLETOWN - A 32-year-old woman was sentenced to a month in the Middletown Jail Monday after she was arrested and charged with chasing children, blocking traffic and yelling at police - all while wearing a cow costume.
Advertisement

Michele Allen pleaded guilty Monday in Middletown Municipal Court to one count of disorderly conduct, court officials said.

Middletown police said she chased children in the 3100 block of Wilbraham Road and urinated on a neighbor's porch Saturday night. An officer ordered her to go home and stay there.

About 11 p.m., police were called to the 2400 block of North Verity Avenue after receiving a report that a woman in a cow costume was blocking traffic.

Allen had alcohol on her breath, slurred her words, was belligerent and swore at the officer, a report states.
http://cmsimg.cincinnati.com/apps/pbcsi.dll/bilde?Site=AB&Date=20080930&Category=NEWS0107&ArtNo=309290035&Ref=AR&MaxW=308&Border=0

If a strange woman urinates on my porch, I pray she's wearing a cow costume.

OldRightHander
10-03-2008, 09:40 AM
mmmmmmmmm, ribeye

I had one yesterday at this place in Dallas.

http://www.texaslandandcattle.com/files/home.aspx