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« Reply #20 on: November 17, 2011, 04:07:35 PM »

The funny thing about this whole mess is to say stop eating honey because bees are trucked all over for pollination contracts.  Well actually you would probably stop eating almonds, blueberries, and other pollinated plants and eat more honey.  Beekeepers that make a living in this business know the risks of going after pollination contracts for almonds and other plants.  Fact is that they can't make enough money off of honey alone to remain profitable.  So picking up a jar of american honey would help the bees out by increasing the demand and hopefully the price offered to the commercial beekeepers.  Of course this will never happen cause it's easy to just blame the beekeeper and not the powers that be for letting cheap so called honey to be dumped on the market.  Someone should give the writer an education before she starts spewing the BS that this article is.  I did enjoy that little bit about cell phones.  Must have taken the bees 20+ years before the cell phone towers started having an impact on them lol.  Never have seen any evidence that bees have any reaction to cell phones other then a beekeeper getting an email on his blackberry saying he lost his or her retirement before working a hive.   evil
My trouble with this article is the good information in is masked by the inaccuracies and rhetoric.

 Large population densities of any single species means trouble, large scale honeybee pollination as in U.S. Almond regions was a disaster waiting to happen. But laying the cause on honey and bees is cart before horse (by a few Parsecs). 
The other pollinators mentioned  the article  have been killed off as pests  and then honey bees shipped in to fill the gap.

The issue is the economics and therefore regulatory environment that makes it viable to kill off an Ecosystem and then  ship in a single species replacement, which surprise surprise then collapses.

Not buying honey isnt going to bring back a destroyed ecosystem.
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If they increased energy bill for your home by a factor of 4.5 would you consider that cruel? If so why are you doing that to your bees?
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« Reply #21 on: November 17, 2011, 05:41:02 PM »

to me it read like a 9-12 grade required 3000 word essay.  I wouldn't put much time concerning myself with it.
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« Reply #22 on: November 17, 2011, 07:54:05 PM »

Does she?


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« Reply #23 on: November 18, 2011, 04:34:17 AM »

The funny thing about this whole mess is to say stop eating honey because bees are trucked all over for pollination contracts.  Well actually you would probably stop eating almonds, blueberries, and other pollinated plants and eat more honey.  Beekeepers that make a living in this business know the risks of going after pollination contracts for almonds and other plants.  Fact is that they can't make enough money off of honey alone to remain profitable.  So picking up a jar of american honey would help the bees out by increasing the demand and hopefully the price offered to the commercial beekeepers.  Of course this will never happen cause it's easy to just blame the beekeeper and not the powers that be for letting cheap so called honey to be dumped on the market.  Someone should give the writer an education before she starts spewing the BS that this article is.  I did enjoy that little bit about cell phones.  Must have taken the bees 20+ years before the cell phone towers started having an impact on them lol.  Never have seen any evidence that bees have any reaction to cell phones other then a beekeeper getting an email on his blackberry saying he lost his or her retirement before working a hive.   evil
If I can get the origin info We are not going to buy U.S. almonds or fruit. And given the latest news that any Honey marked as U.S. we get over here  is probably not even from the American continent, We wont be buying that either. Next time I'm in the U.S. I'll see if I can buy a jar of honey at a farmers market and if its the actual bee keeper i'm buying it from  I'll make sure I pay the same rate as over here, that will be about $7.50 per lb.
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« Reply #24 on: November 18, 2011, 08:38:29 PM »

... veganism makes absolutely no sense... You want to be a vegan?  Fine with me... get off my lawn...

And don't forget to tell them to spit out your grass!!!!  grin
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« Reply #25 on: November 19, 2011, 10:14:05 AM »

HaHa, those stupid vegans! What does she know? But why stop at mocking them, insulting them, intimidating them, and proposing to take away their 1st amendment rights? Let's round em up and lock em up! Not just the vegans, everybody with minority beliefs! And minority genes!

Give me friggin break. Who's being militant and extreme here? There are facts and opinions. We should be able to discuss facts objectively, but opinions are subjective and people often cling to theirs strongly, readily showing you their ugly side when they disagree. I think it is safe to say as fact that most commercial honey producers (and maybe most all honey producers?) prioritize production over individual animal welfare; doesn’t matter if a few bees die, get lost, eat a suboptimal diet, get sick, whatever, as long as the colonies persist and honey keeps coming in maximal quantities. That woman’s opinion is that such an approach is wrong, the consensus here is that it’s OK. That doesn’t mean she’s stupid; clearly she is a thoughtful person to even worry about a bee. Does she distort some facts and get some wrong? Yep. Is she preachy, telling people what they should do rather than simply stating what she chooses for herself and why? Yep. Is she a hypocrite about animal suffering? Yep. But is she absolutely right that some societal practices (pesticides) hurt bees? Ayep, and I think you agree. Is she right that most commercial beeks place production above individual welfare? Yep, and I think you'll agree there too. Is she right to (try to) air the facts so people can make informed decisions? Yep, whether you like it or not. And does she deserve to be attacked personally for this? Nope. If you want to correct her facts, fine. While you're at it, why don't you point out to her that animals suffer in the commercial production of granulated sugar too (farming/harvest of cane and beets), at least with honey you can grow your own and have control over how it's done if you want. But at the end of the day, opinions are opinions, and she's entitled to hers.

p.s.1 - speaking of facts, there is only one 'nutrient' that you can't get with a vegan diet, and your body makes it anyway.
p.s.2 - don't forget that people who manage insects are considered weirdo extremists by the majority of the world.
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« Reply #26 on: November 19, 2011, 11:55:33 AM »

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Does she distort some facts and get some wrong? Yep. Is she preachy, telling people what they should do rather than simply stating what she chooses for herself and why?

so it's ok if you are wrong as long as your intentions are good? 
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« Reply #27 on: November 19, 2011, 05:38:52 PM »

so it's ok if you are wrong as long as your intentions are good? 

no man, I said you can correct her errors if you want, but you can't 'correct' her opinion and shouldn't otherwise beat her up if you don't like that opinion.  peace.
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« Reply #28 on: November 19, 2011, 06:32:30 PM »

 peace.
I don't think that word means what you think it means...

...It seems like you use it to excuse your hypercriticalness about other being critical.

So if i say that lady is a crackpot lobbyist from the agave industry BUT say "peace" at the end you would be alright with it?

readily showing you their ugly side when they disagree.
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« Reply #29 on: November 19, 2011, 10:31:08 PM »

Does she?


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« Reply #30 on: November 20, 2011, 07:02:25 PM »

I live next to the town that Jessie Helms used to say should be cordoned off as a commie zoo (and I'll take that as a badge of pride, thanks!).
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« Reply #31 on: November 21, 2011, 05:29:59 AM »

... Give me friggin break. Who's being militant and extreme here? There are facts and opinions.... at the end of the day, opinions are opinions, and she's entitled to hers.

Give me a frigging break zip!!!  I am not the Blue nose nut case trying to interfeer with or regiment other peooples' lives Alisa is!!!! Facts speak for theirself and are self evident, opinions are deaf mutes. 

The trouble with nut cases like Alisa is that she has AN OPINION and even if a fact leaped up out of the ground and bit off Alisa's nose, she could not recognise it as a fact because she is incaple of changing her mind, it is set in stone.  So we can truthfully say that her brain is calcified.  But the really really scary thing is that she is likely registered to vote.  And like any insane person, Alisa will keep on, and on, and on, and on, constantly repeating the same action and singing the the same old hymn, until one day she finally persuades a stupid or else corrupt government official to dance to the brain rotting tune she's humming.  Doktor Joseph Goobles PhD, War Criminal, and Nazi Propaganda Minister once said, "If you tell a lie that is big enough, and you tell that lie often enough, soon everyone will believe it."  I wish that it was not so, but it is.
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« Reply #32 on: November 21, 2011, 08:58:23 AM »

so it's ok if you are wrong as long as your intentions are good? 

no man, I said you can correct her errors if you want, but you can't 'correct' her opinion and shouldn't otherwise beat her up if you don't like that opinion.  peace.

But it is ok to beat us up because you don't like our opinion of her.  And insinuate that we are Nazi's because you don't like our opinions.

Oh...that reminds me of something somewhat related...feel free to cross out the "liberal" and insert "vegan".


peace.  grin
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« Reply #33 on: November 21, 2011, 12:50:52 PM »

I live next to the town that Jessie Helms used to say should be cordoned off as a commie zoo (and I'll take that as a badge of pride, thanks!).


caticind,

Do you remember this band? I think they originated close to that zoo town!

Southern Culture on the Skids: "Put Your Teeth Up on the Window Sill"


Southern Culture on the Skids (SCOTS) are an amazing 3-piece band.  If you ever have the chance check them out.  

My band covers a couple of their tunes and like them we also have a hot woman bass player, very cool cool.  Not sure where they're from originally but for bookings the address I have is in Chaple Hill, NC.  They recently played a gig in Milwaukee so they're still together.

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PS (some awfully thinskinned folks posting on this thread rolleyes)
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« Reply #34 on: November 21, 2011, 03:02:26 PM »

so it's ok if you are wrong as long as your intentions are good? 

no man, I said you can correct her errors if you want, but you can't 'correct' her opinion and shouldn't otherwise beat her up if you don't like that opinion.  peace.

But it is ok to beat us up because you don't like our opinion of her.  And insinuate that we are Nazi's because you don't like our opinions.

Oh...that reminds me of something somewhat related...feel free to cross out the "liberal" and insert "vegan".


peace.  grin

Niiiiccce. Course, it doesn't make conservatives look too intelligent to use this kind of humor.
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« Reply #35 on: November 21, 2011, 09:05:01 PM »

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Niiiiccce. Course, it doesn't make conservatives look too intelligent to use this kind of humor.

i don't know. that's what libs usually tell me to do on about the 3rd post of a conversation.   Wink  had a little contest going once to see how long it would take (not here) and 3 was average.
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« Reply #36 on: November 21, 2011, 10:19:53 PM »

Sorry luvin', it wasn't meant a blanket statement in this case, I just get a kick out of the picture (even if I do agree  tongue ) and don't have the means of changing the wording right now....

It was pointed at the person who called us Nazi's:
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HaHa, those stupid vegans! What does she know? But why stop at mocking them, insulting them, intimidating them, and proposing to take away their 1st amendment rights? Let's round em up and lock em up! Not just the vegans, everybody with minority beliefs! And minority genes!

I'm more than tired of the people preaching tolerance and freedom of speech who are the first to want to take away the speech of those who disagree.

Nobody here said the author needed to be censored.  A few not so nice things about her misinformation and conviction.  None of us care that she writes that stuff, but we do appreciate the freedom to counter it. 

I didn't even see in her article that the vegans should protest honeybee farms.  Maybe she isn't tied to PETA or HSUS who would definately have us stop beekeeping.
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« Reply #37 on: November 22, 2011, 02:28:37 PM »

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HaHa, those stupid vegans! What does she know? But why stop at mocking them, insulting them, intimidating them, and proposing to take away their 1st amendment rights? Let's round em up and lock em up! Not just the vegans, everybody with minority beliefs! And minority genes!
You don't think this was tongue in cheek?
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« Reply #38 on: November 22, 2011, 02:38:26 PM »

Time to change the channel perhaps.............. huh huh huh huh 

Caution ahead; mouths could be engaged before brains are activated grin

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« Reply #39 on: November 22, 2011, 04:15:37 PM »

HaHa, those stupid vegans! What does she know? But why stop at mocking them, insulting them, intimidating them, and proposing to take away their 1st amendment rights? Let's round em up and lock em up! Not just the vegans, everybody with minority beliefs! And minority genes!

Are we mocking, insulting toward the author? fishhit Sure you can make a case there.  Welcoming here? Jerry No. Reacting to a big part of our lives being attacked in a somewhat ignorant way?  hissy fit Sure. Intimidating and proposing to take away rights?  jail That didn't happen, no way.  Then that next part is a huge unpleasant stretch  whip, maybe a bit TIC there. I dunno

Those were mostly accusations, not tongues in cheeks.  butt kick

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