Is Meat Addictive?

Bill knocked this one out of the ballpark! Is meat addictive or are you just addicted to doing what you are told? Apparently, it is just too exhausting to think for oneself.


The Tobacco Institute assured many generations that smoking brought many positively wonderful benefits to many millions of people around the world. They blew billows of smoke clouds to win addicts to their sacrosanct product by documenting what a smoker liked to hear, to hear about research on low “tar” tobaccos, microfiber filtration, dust-free packages, outstandingly mild puffs — all smoke screens to direct attention away from the addictive nature of nicotine.

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Within a statistical error range of 3%, you can find as many climate-change deniers among scientists as there are round-earth deniers.

Advertising suggested that most doctors chose Camel cigarettes. The brand that helps them keep alert to their patients’ concerns — a demanding practice according to Tobacco Institute polls. Doctors don’t smoke many Camels these days, but Big Pharma does not reward many physicians for prescribing vegan diets to their patients, do they?

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22 thoughts on “Is Meat Addictive?

    1. Leslie, I think that I am the “only adult in the room” here in Amerikkka because I am not for the legalization of weed or cannabis or whatever it is called. All I know is that the shit smells worse than a skunk and some of it does indeed smell like a skunk. Also, there is a major health threat to the lungs of infants and children when weed is smoked around them and since millions of babies and children reside in apartments, what is smoked in one apartment does not just remain in that particular apartment, but travels throughout the building and then people have the nerve to wonder why so many children have severe upper respiratory problems or who later in life develop severe lung problems. I don’t wonder. Smokers of cigarettes and weed and whatever else they can blow up their damn nose don’t care about the impact their choice has on others. I get so pissed off over people always lauding the legalization of shit that should not be legalized because it only encourages bad behavior, although in reality, that ship has sailed since I cannot pass by someone who does not smell like weed. And those of us who don’t smoke are just expected to grin and bear it. Well, I’ll probably get shot because I continue to call ‘people’ out on that shit and I will continue.

      Leslie, I thank you for your comment.

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      1. Exactly! And here in Amerikkka, all of a sudden republicans are backing the legalization of this mess because big pharma is joining the fray and so it is really not going to be just a plant anymore. It is going to be something else that sickens people because that’s big pharma’s main goal.

        Thanks Lelsie.

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      2. Miss Shelby I’m not certain you’ve gotten my previous message since it is not showing up. But basically I was stating cannabis is not that bad as long as you don’t over indulge in it and also that CDC article about cannabis causing lung issues in children was for cannabis mixed with other drugs my grandfather smoked cannabis even when it was illegal, and I have upper respiratory issues and I have never had any problems with the smoke from cannabis unlike I do with tobacco. Also my aunt used cannabis oil to cure her crohns disease, and eat cannabis edibles to treat my sever chronic pain disorder, so you may want it to be illegal, but for people like me and my aunt it’s a much cheaper alternative than a major operation where you’ll be on expensive medications for the rest of your life, then I’d rather stick to not drastically changing my life when there is a better and safer alternative out there. Also cannabis has also helped my grandfather whom I am very close to, who has Alzheimer’s not forget to eat and live somewhat normally, almost like he used to. So pardon me if my comment sounds rude, but until you’re in the situation my aunt was in or my situation with my chronic pain disorder, then you’d understand where I’m coming from.


    2. Hi Leslie! The revolving doors between billionaires in government and billionaires in private industry spins ever faster and ever more brazenly. The regulators of cannabis and the corporate cannabis industry grease each other’s palms, and only billionaires (and the occasional trillionaire) may play the game. The MO reminds me of the final lines in George Orwell’s *Animal Farm* (1945):
      “No question now what has happened to the faces of the pigs. The creatures outside looked from pig to man, and from man to pig, and from pig to man again: but already it was impossible to say which was which.” (metaphorical pigs and men by the way).
      I don’t like to use the expression “Orwellian” because Orwell was the messenger, not the Big Brother.
      Big Brothers of Big Tobacco, Big Pharma, Privatized Prison-Industrial Complexes… just met in Davos, Switzerland to assure each other that it stays that way: In ad infinitum and ad nauseam we trust.

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      1. Monday, January 21st,2019 The Globe and Mail Report on Business : “Under assault by populists, global elites regroup in Davos” . My favourite quote “Judging by the state of the world right now, 10 years on from the financial crisis, and the dysfunctional state of global politics I would suggest that these annual events have achieved the sum total of diddly squat,” said Michael Hewson, chief market analyst at CMC Markets UK. I couldn’t put it better myself.

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      2. Thanks for the quote, Leslie. I quite agree with Michael Hewson on “the sum total of diddly squat,” Davos: D(iddly)avoS(quat), being a dysfunctional *state* of global politics that begins with diddly and ends with squat.
        “global elites regroup in Davos”:
        *regroup* — sit on different chairs in 2019 🙂

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    1. HLJ, I’m about to attempt to get ALL up in YOUR business. You say that you have an addiction to meat and that since you have an addiction to meat, anything and everything else you partake of is just because you have a predilection for addiction. I propose that we ALL take up a collection or better yet, GoFundHLJ so that he can get him some rehab to see if he can get up off his predilection for addiction all up in here!

      And y by the way, my former groom-to-be, who stood me up at the alter, eons ago, I am still for having words with you about that and now to find that I missed wedded ‘blitz’ by just a hare’s breath since I’ve only just found out about your addiction issue. Oh what a sigh of relief, I heave to know that I missed out on sharing my, already turbulent life, with someone who would have only added more chaos. Am I ever the lucky one.

      Just messing with ya HLJ! Good to see ya. And I really did miss you! Don’t be a stranger!


  1. Hi Shelby! Thank you so much for the reblog, particularly since this is a site that *always* piques my interest. I seem only to write on topics that do not draw reality TV denizen-dwellers who live their lives vicariously and think that they are thinking independently, but am also very proud of that because I fear the tyranny of the majority that fears the “other” who only wants equal protection under the law. Extending that protection to include inalienable rights for *all* sentient creatures places me within a minority viewpoint *within* a minority viewpoint. The road less traveled is the one that I stomp and pave 🙂


  2. Good thing I stopped eating meat during my teenage years. Even then, I didn’t eat that much meat to begin with and I’m not tempted to try it again. This article only gives me more reasons why I shouldn’t go back. Thanks!

    Also, thanks for checking out some of my Ospreyshire Origins posts about the newest songs. I really appreciate it.

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    1. You are an extremely talented person Ospreyshire. I am sure that you will get the recognition that you deserve. I am also glad to know that you also don’t consume animal products. Why anyone would in this day and age is a complete and utter mystery to me. Even when I smell ‘meat’ cooking, it upsets my stomach because unfortunately, I have to be around people who still consume ‘meat’. I’ve tried to get through to them, but it doesn’t make a difference. What will make a believer out of them is how it will soon impact their health. But by then, it will be too late.

      Thank you for your comment Ospreyshire.

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      1. Thank you for the kind words, Shelby. I do wonder if I am a talented person, but I’m glad you see that potential in what I do. Sure thing about not eating meat. I’ve had similar feelings if I’m in a room or in some restaurants. I also can’t understand why there are “exotic” meat dishes to begin with like beef tongue, balut, takoyaki, or even reindeer testicles (WHY?!?!) for example. While I’m not a preachy person, I do wonder why there are people who still love their meat and won’t give it up. Excuse me while I make myself a dish with seitan, pasta, and veggies. Haha!

        You’re welcome, Shelby. I’m glad we can discuss these things.


      2. I am just ‘speaking’ the truth as I see it Ospreyshire. You are indeed, talented. I know that doesn’t mean much coming from me since I don’t have the ability to make you money from it, but those who do should most definitely see that you have something special.

        Also, I mostly eat salads and when I do ‘cook’, it’s usually green, leafy vegetables, squash, turnips; that sort of thing. I was in the grocery store the other day and this man was picking up some kale and he told me that he just cannot get past the taste and texture of it. I told him to cook it and add his favorite herbs. Then the light bulb came on. GEESH! And I thought I had it bad. lol

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      3. Thank you. I’m glad to find truthful people as yourself on WordPress. Thanks for seeing my talent in my various disciplines that you know of about me.

        That’s great! I’ve been happier doing more cooking instead of using a microwave all the time or making food that doesn’t need cooking such as making a sandwich. That’s good advice with the kale. Hahaha! I also got some fair trade spices for Christmas like Khoisan salt which can be found in South Africa, Namibia, and Botswana to name a few. It tastes awesome on so many dishes and I’m glad to know that the people who got the salt are paid fair market price for the spices, so they can sustain themselves. Ever tried dehydrating kale to make kale chips? I haven’t had those in years, but I enjoyed them when I had them before. What are some of your favorite dishes to make with those vegetables, fruits, etc.?


      4. When I cook yellow squash, I merely add onions, a little light virgin olive oil, kosher salt and pepper and it is yummy. When I cook turnips, I just boil them until I can stick a fork through them, and season with the same and voila! Delicious. When I cook kale, I cook it in a wee bit of light olive oil and some Mrs. Dash spicy seasoning and it is delicious. I also love collard greens and I cook them the same way I cook kale. I also LOVE, LOVE, LOVE broccoli and cabbage. I only add a bit of kosher salt to the broccoli, but I add both kosher salt and pepper to the cabbage. When I want a dessert, I’m usually eating frozen pineapple chunks. I just love those. Another favorite fruit of mine is Granny Smith apples. But for me, a day is not complete without a salad of lettuce, tomatoes, onions, cucumbers, radishes, bell peppers and mushrooms topped with balsamic vinaigrette dressing. Oh la la! lol

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      5. Very nice! Your descriptions make me want to have some of your veggie dishes. Hahaha! Major props with the collard greens. It ticks me off when people cook them with meat and/or animal seasonings. Broccoli is always great. Maybe you should make your own restaurant or food company with all these recipes!


      6. Everyone says that I can’t cook. However, I love my cooking. Those who say that I can’t cook are the ones who eat ‘meat’. Go figure. I’ll keep doing me and they can just get the hell on! Thanks Ospreyshire, that comment really made my night!

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      7. Yeah, if it’s typically meat-eaters who criticize your cooking, then that’s on them. It’s like they’ve never seen a vegetable or plant-based meat alternatives on a grill before. Haha! Just keep doing you when it comes to your cooking. You’re welcome and I’m glad my comment and sense of humor shined through. 🙂

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