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The Fourth Of July, Hot Dogs & American Exceptionalism

The Fourth Of July, Hot Dogs & American Exceptionalism

The theory that the United States is inherently different from other nations is known as American Exceptionalism.  Many (especially political candidates and commentators) use the term to imply that we are superior to other countries. In this article I explore how the reaction by many Americans to a recent news event, the Chinese Dog Meat […]

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  July 2, 2017   No comments
The Protein Myth:  How Do Vegans Get Protein?

The Protein Myth: How Do Vegans Get Protein?

We are obsessed with protein in this country.  I could retire if I received a dollar for each time I have been asked, “where do you get your protein?”  I typically respond with two questions. First, I ask “how much protein do you need each day?”  I get a blank stare as nobody has ever […]

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  February 27, 2017   No comments
When The Pope Speaks, Does Anyone Listen?

When The Pope Speaks, Does Anyone Listen?

If a tree falls in the forest and nobody is around to hear it, does it make a sound?  So too I wonder about Pope Francis’ recent Encyclical on Climate Change & Inequality.  He writes about the devastation we humans are causing to our Earth and its creatures, but is anybody listening? Pope Francis on […]

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  February 1, 2016   No comments
Veganism and Christianity – Introduction

Veganism and Christianity – Introduction

In the Opinion/Editorial section of the Wall Street Journal recently there was an article captioned “Why This Rabbi Is Swearing Off Kosher Meat.”  It was an article by an Orthodox Jewish rabbi, Shmuly Yanklowitz, the author of six books on Jewish ethics.  In the article he explains why he was changing to a plant-based (vegan) […]

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  April 25, 2015   No comments


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Vegan Men Say What?  Review of The Big Fat Surprise: Why Butter, Meat, and Cheese Belong in a Healthy Diet (Author Nina Teicholz; Published by Simon & Schuster, 2014)   Part I:  What I Like About the Book

Vegan Men Say What? Review of The Big Fat Surprise: Why Butter, Meat, and Cheese Belong in a Healthy Diet (Author Nina Teicholz; Published by Simon & Schuster, 2014) Part I: What I Like About the Book

A friend of mine recently told me that he saw an author on TV promoting meat, dairy and eggs as being healthy.  He wanted to know what I thought.  At first I thought he was mistaken, but then I saw a large article in the Wall Street Journal promoting the new book of Nina Teicholz, […]

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  April 25, 2015   No comments


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Why Love Some Animals and Eat Others?

Why Love Some Animals and Eat Others?

Americans have 83 million dogs as pets.  We have 95 million cats as pets.  Last year we spent approximately $58 billion on our pets.  Americans spent $370 million just on Halloween costumes for their pets last year.  In one survey 9 in 10 Americans consider their pets to be members of the family.  We have […]

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  March 3, 2015   No comments
Where Are The Weapons Of Mass Destruction?

Where Are The Weapons Of Mass Destruction?

We were told that there were Weapons of Mass Destruction in IRAQ.  But all along the WMDs have been right in front of us.  They are in our kitchens.  They may be on your dinner table.  The true Weapons of Mass Destruction are meat and dairy. HEALTH WMD Meat and dairy are killing us at […]

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  February 17, 2015   No comments