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Hot Topics / Re: Autism explained
« on: June 01, 2011, 01:46:34 pm »
I'm inclined to believe the school-of-thought which holds that autism-spectrum is not a "disorder", but rather a manifestation of not-yet-eradicated recessive genetic traits which we still carry from the days before we fully evolved into homo-sapiens-sapiens.


Journals / Re: Lex's Journal
« on: June 01, 2011, 01:33:51 pm »
No one admires you more than I do, Lex, and a large part of the reason is because you stick with a program that works for you rather than follow new fads.

Having said that, I wonder if you still follow the action in other paleo-centric boards.  Three in particular, which seem highly devoted to following the evidence-trail  no matter what the cost in shattered  comfortable-armchairs-in-fashionable-echo-chambers, are:

At these three, there are recent iconoclastic discussions.

humans cannot "re-wild".  We never were "wild".   

Agriculture and cities were not an accident. They are the ultimate step in our evolution.

I'm not saying that it's a pretty picture; and I'm not saying I like it.

But that is the truth.

it wasn't so long ago that EVERYONE KNEW that sacrificing children to the gods, improved the coming harvest.

I will call you on it Gosu:  You're a bullshit artist. Explain to us in detail, how you have a first-hand knowledge base of slaughter operations.... you read about it on the Internet?

PS.  Being cruel to animals costs time (of which there is zero to waste when you're trying to butcher 200 animals /hour), and degrades the meat's selling price.  A profit-hungry corporation is the owner who's most likely to never permit cruelty.

General Discussion / Re: How many women?
« on: March 02, 2011, 03:37:30 pm »
to meet unattached chix, hang out at vegan meetups.

sad....   but true.

General Discussion / Re: Best livestock for a small pasture
« on: March 02, 2011, 03:30:38 pm »
you should not even DREAM of buying land until you've worked as a farmhand for a number of years.

Journals / Re: Lex's Journal
« on: January 31, 2011, 11:18:12 pm »
well, not to pin you down to a number that you will prefer to retract during your Presidential campaign, but what do you feel is the needed level of accuracy in run-rate for a household clock?

in other words:  here's a mechanical clock in the Lex household.   Lex noticed that it was gaining XX minutes a day; he felt compelled to break out the jeweller's screwdriver set and dig in.

what is the value of XX ?

Journals / Re: Lex's Journal
« on: January 20, 2011, 02:12:12 pm »

General Discussion / Re: Ate raw beef today. Virginity lost.
« on: January 06, 2011, 02:31:24 pm »
>>  I only eat pet food......     Nicole

your next step must be:  only eat pets.

General Discussion / Re: my cat caught me a mouse... should I?
« on: December 24, 2010, 09:23:19 am »
i'll buy that cat from you

General Discussion / Re: Ate raw beef today. Virginity lost.
« on: December 24, 2010, 09:17:36 am »
next step:    pet food

Journals / Re: Lex's Journal
« on: December 20, 2010, 05:07:35 am »
>>>   I know of no “magic number”, whatever that is

    Tyler (owner of this board) and many other card-carrying-raw-true-believers apparently have chosen 104 F  as the maximum temperature above which they draw a "has been cooked" line in the sand.

In general,  I enjoy and almost prefer the taste of cooked beef.  However, in my personal meal preparation, i can't seem to work up the motivation to do it and its attendant cleanup. I buy raw ground beef a serving at a time, and eat it out of the package

Journals / Re: Lex's Journal
« on: December 19, 2010, 11:40:01 am »
>>   I’ve actually come to like my meat more on the ripe side

Please correct me if my memory is becoming as bad as my social skills, but your description of your normal home food routine, layed out a very careful compliance with the hygiene requirements of the fresh-meat cold chain.

I would also mention that typical paleolithic human hunter-gatherer bands were large enough to eat quite a bit of even a large animal, within hours.

we know that many paleo bands preferred and treasured older, larger animals with plenty of fat deposits and meat.... but I think that predators typically end up eating a large percentage of juvenile (=skinny) and sickly (=skinny) herbivores.

The North American Great Plains Indians apparently had evolved a real assembly-line process of quickly processing fresh meat into packaged pemmican.

Apropos of pemmican making....   does rendering  bovine fat occur at a low enough (isn't 104 F the "magic number?) temperature to qualify as a "raw" food?

Off Topic / Re: my cat has worms?
« on: December 06, 2010, 01:00:17 pm »
save the worms for me.   and don't let me get near that cat.....   some folks say it tastes like chicken.

Off Topic / Re: what is your job/profession?
« on: December 06, 2010, 12:33:39 pm »
>>>   i am only gonna get married if the woman shares my lifestyle/beliefs of RZC

i'm holding out for a woman with lots of money.   Klow, got any friends for me?

Hot Topics / Re: New wave of anti-meat studies in newspapers
« on: December 06, 2010, 12:15:00 pm »
>>>    I think it is quite freeing once you become comfortable with trusting your instincts

trusting their instincts is what led almost all neolithic people to the conclusion that sacrificing humans is an effective way to assure the success of staple crops.  Try reading the pages about human-sacrifice in a book entitled "Old Country Ways".

trusting their instincts is what led the ancient greeks to the conclusion that heavier objects accelerate in in gravity, faster than light objects.

trusting their instincts is what led the Vienna Medical Society to the conclusion that kicking Ignatius Semmelweis out, is more sensible than listen to his actual evidence that washing your hands after doing autopsies, leads to lower amount of childbirthing deaths.

i don't trust my instincts and i DEFINITELY don't trust yours.   Tell you frankly,  i am sick and tired of reading statements along the lines of: "eating XXXX made me sick".  I don't trust people's powers of observation.

50peso/kilo?    mahal na.

10peso/kilo in Tagum City....   and they're fresher!

Journals / Re: Lex's Journal
« on: November 30, 2010, 07:42:32 am »
>>>   they had better stronger healthier jaws and teeth than we do now

just to make sure that some junior moderator once again accuses me of being arrogant - and from some sort of devotion to the (misguided?) belief that  Lex's journal deserves to have posts which exhibit a higher standard of journalism (than places designed for the unwashed masses to roam freely)..... 

i think i will request to see some EVIDENCE that Grok had stronger jaws than i do.

I currently eat the same way Lex does, with the exception that my fat supplement is KerryGold butter vice rendered tallow. Another exception is that I almost always buy grain-fed beef.

Because of this latter exception,  i wonder if adding a vegetable or two to the mix might be advisable.

Therefor, I seek nominations for vegetables which would:

1. be low in carbohydrates

2. be likely in the REAL WORLD OF COMMERCE AS EXISTS NOW,  not just in a 50-year old USDA lab analysis, to actually be micronutrient-packed.

3. have low flatus-generating capacity

I have zero indications or symptoms that I have any "deficiencies"  in my current diet. What I want to avoid though, is confirmation bias - the tendency to always look for anecdotes and/or valid experiments which agree with a currently held belief.

to be true to science, we must at all times be aggresively seeking to disprove that which we believe to be true.  Thus my interest in considering a change.

Journals / Re: Lex's Journal
« on: November 30, 2010, 12:48:16 am »
just stumbled across the prior discussion of hominids eating only, or at least preferring organ meats in the downed prey animals

assuming that there is any evidence that such is true (an open question), if it IS true, we don't have to resort to any sort of  inplausible "instinctive knowledge of nutrition" arguments to explain it.

we can merely note that uncooked muscles are very fibrous.  In a wild animal, the muscles would be all that much tougher to chew on,  than from modern cultivated animals which are typically harvested in what amounts to late childhood.

Off Topic / Re: Disturbing Halal meat scandal
« on: November 27, 2010, 12:37:18 pm »
>>>   The basic reasoning is that as much blood must leave the animal before storing as possible

nonsense.  The basic reasoning is that death must be due, beyond a shadow of a doubt, from the knife cut which was accompanied by the bismillah.

for quite some years now, every lamb slaughtered in New Zealand has been both (a) unconscious at slaughter, and (b) had a Halal slaughter.

Schechita does not require or allow, cutting of the entire throat.  It has been demonstrated time and time again that a PROPERLY done schechita slaughter, results in an animal becoming unconscious before it knows it has suffered a cut.  Of course, such PROPER  schehita is time consuming.  We do not want to offer assurances about kosher abattoirs in real-life modern commerce

General Discussion / Re: One meal a day
« on: November 27, 2010, 12:18:47 pm »
>>>>    I am not sure I have it in me to ask my butcher for some brain

beef brains might not be available in commerce, due to the Mad Cow hysteria.  Especially in the UK.  If you run into that, try telling the butcher that it is for your pet animal.  I had a butcher department in metro San Diego made me sign a liability-waiver after they heard I was eating the fat trimmings uncooked.

to be fair to some very hardworking folks who hold lives in their hands....   banning nerve tissue from the food chain
may be the only feasible choice. Let us not forget, meat-consumers did actually get sick and even die from Mad Cow, in the not so recent past

Even outside the UK,  brains may be hard to get.  They have large content of fat, which makes them rather valuable.

Many folks on this board seem to be largely ignorant of the agricultural and food industries in general.  I wonder how many of you know what
a "primal cut" is. Guess what, it is the only beef that retail butchers ever get to handle nowadays.

The brains have buyers, and the abattoir may be under contract to forward every single brain to the buyer.

Off Topic / Re: My sincere apologies to G.S
« on: November 25, 2010, 04:22:05 pm »

dont forget to bring your medical pot with you during your Reservist call-up.

i've heard that the best weed is being sold near the Woodlands MRT station.

But the lowest price is at the NTUC Fairprice of Tanjong Pagar

Off Topic / Re: What to feed my new dog?
« on: November 25, 2010, 04:07:13 pm »
>>>>    I guess the best meal would be a whole rabbit. With organs and all. 1-2  meals a day would be best too.

rabbits are nocturnal feeders.

dogs did not descend from nocturnal hunters (eg: cats, owls)       they descended from wolves....daytime pack hunters.

their ideal prey is a large ruminant.   A wild rabbit really doesn't have much meat on him.  And wolf-pack techniques don't work best against non-herd animals.

but they would certainly gobble down a rabbit if hungry enough.

Off Topic / Re: Musical instruments you play?
« on: November 25, 2010, 03:51:48 pm »
Just another Al who loves playing pedal-steel guitar.

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