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Old Sunday 22nd December 2019, 16:50   #51
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Except it's 'Hear, hear'... Nevertheless, I wish you a Marry Christmas and an enlightening New Year!
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Except it's "Merry Christmas"...apparently mistakes befall us all.

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Except it's "Merry Christmas"...apparently mistakes befall us all.

All the best to you as well.

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Do you think that a red-dressed obese man flying all around the globe should be so carelessly shown in the media aimed for the younger generation?
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Do you think that a red-dressed obese man flying all around the globe should be so carelessly shown in the media aimed for the younger generation?
Clearly not, since his sleigh is propelled by no less than EIGHT large ungulates - how irresponsible can you get.....

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Clearly not, since his sleigh is propelled by no less than EIGHT large ungulates - how irresponsible can you get.....

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Clearly not, since his sleigh is propelled by no less than EIGHT large ungulates - how irresponsible can you get.....

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Swedish scientist advocates eating humans to combat climate change

https://bigthink.com/surprising-scie...climate-change

Bon appetit! It is all for the greater cause, you know.
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Swedish scientist advocates eating humans to combat climate change

https://bigthink.com/surprising-scie...climate-change

Bon appetit! It is all for the greater cause, you know.
But think of the huge effort needed to pass the meat fit for consumption - testing for mercury, pesticides and all the other material and drugs that concentrate in humans...!
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But think of the huge effort needed to pass the meat fit for consumption - testing for mercury, pesticides and all the other material and drugs that concentrate in humans...!
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I should think diclofenac would be an issue....

On the other hand "long pig" has a long and honourable history as a source of protein. Don't knock it till you've tried it!

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https://bigthink.com/surprising-scie...climate-change

Bon appetit! It is all for the greater cause, you know.
So we're back at "Soylent Green" again ......

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I should think diclofenac would be an issue.... On the other hand "long pig" has a long and honourable history as a source of protein. Don't knock it till you've tried it! John
I'll knock it: I'll see your 'honourable' and raise you 'Kuru'.

"Kuru is a very rare, incurable and fatal neurodegenerative disorder that was formerly common among the Fore people of Papua New Guinea. Kuru is a form of transmissible spongiform encephalopathy (TSE) caused by the transmission of abnormally folded proteins (prion proteins), which leads to symptoms such as tremors and loss of coordination from neurodegeneration.

Deceased family members were traditionally cooked and eaten, which was thought to help free the spirit of the dead. Women and children usually consumed the brain, the organ in which infectious prions were most concentrated, thus allowing for transmission of kuru. The disease was therefore more prevalent among women and children."

That's brawn off the list, then...
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The danger of a prion disease can be avoided by removing brain and spinal cord before consumption (as is already done with cattle and sheep).
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The danger of a prion disease can be avoided by removing brain and spinal cord before consumption (as is already done with cattle and sheep).
Not avoided, but greatly diminished... BSE, anyone?
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Not avoided, but greatly diminished... BSE, anyone?
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