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sweet potatoes and yams *are not the same things*

Published December 15, 2013 by lisaolisa

Candied yams are part of a Southern school lunch of questionable nutritional value.

THIS is why intellectually lazy Americans think yams are sweet potatoes, grocery staff can’t point out which is which, and stores either label them as both or not at all. Thank you, Ag Department!

At least the government library knows the difference.

What is the difference between sweet potatoes and yams?


i am awesome-o-you-have-a-question?

Published July 8, 2013 by lisaolisa

South Park's A.W.E.S.O.M. - OAlthough effective at scaring the crap out of people, he’s proving less adept as a docent. His evil masterminds say that at least he can help people buy train tix from a vending machine. So can a stripe of paint on the floor and some pictures on the wall, which would cost, oh, I don’t know, a KAJILLION? percent less to develop and deploy.

MercuryNews.com: Honda robot Asimo has rough day on the job

why i stopped supporting peta

Published July 7, 2013 by lisaolisa

Pit bull looks to PETA for helpPETA does a lot of good to raise awareness of the barbaric way humans treat the powerless. But their philosophy that no animal should be captive on principal is warped to a degree that every animal once captive should be dead. Their shelter is merely a waiting room for the kill chamber.

Dragging a reporter to 3 locations where dogs are mistreated does not support their rationalization; every shelter and rescue in every town could do the same. I don’t accompany them on rescues, nor do I conduct behavioral assessments of their intake, but, statistically, their survival percentage does not correlate with other established rescues.

Animals we’ve created who can’t survive on their own or lack habitat that we’ve destroyed deserve our protection. Domesticated animals are by the nature of their engineered domestication born with our original sin, but that does not make their existence inherently miserable. A living happy dog that used to be sad is a greater moral victory than a dead sad dog never given the chance to know happiness, warmth, love, and care.

PETA people, have any of you ever created their own little domesticated animals in your own image? Should I raid an orphanage full of human animals, give them the needle, and end their sadness? You say death is the only antidote to abuse. Child abuse has made them screwed in the head and irreparable, hasn’t it? Besides, if I wanted to heal them, I’d need to devote time and money.  I’d rather devote both to spectacle.

At least they don’t gas them.

New York Times: PETA Finds Itself on Receiving End of Others’ Anger