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  • in reply to: Russian Tensions #239319
    Bijou Drains
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    TN – “Lol, by a “climate change activist” with no actual knowledge of Russia or its people.”

    And you of course do 😂😂😂

    in reply to: Nearly 6000 ‘died due to hospital wait’ #239310
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    I was talking to a mate and ex colleague who worked at a very high level within one of the local health trusts and his take was that the biggest problem that the NHS faces in terms of costs and staffing, is the huge cost and labour involved in managing the ludicrous “internal market” system.

    For example you have some of the Health Trusts setting themselves up in the vehicle hire business, buying ambulances and other related vehicles and hiring them to other health trusts making “profit” for their own health trust.

    Another example is the high number of highly paid data analysts who spend their time working out ways they can cross charge other health trust and Local Authorities for the services they have provided.

    As in effect the “profit” and the “savings” are made by one part of the public purse taking from another part of the public purse, with the “loss” coming from another part of the public purse.

    The whole set up is analogous to the whole capitalist market system, which the free marketeers claim is is highly efficient, whereas the reality is very different.

    in reply to: Communist Manifesto Interview #239264
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    “He published his PhD thesis on Marxism and international law as a book in 2005.”

    Wonder how many copies that sold. I bet it was flying off the shelves.

    in reply to: Russian Tensions #239215
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    True Narcissist- “You keep doing this. Calling the match at the half time whistle while one team has half a dozen red cards.”

    Your phraseology betrays you. You clearly know as much about football as you know about Marxism.

    I wonder which soccerball franchise you want to win the conference and then go into the soccerbowl final. Maybe the Manchester Red United Devils or maybe the Liverpooler City Cowboys 😂😂😂😂😂😂

    in reply to: Good News: And No Religion, Too #238980
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    “if good is what you want, can you want to do bad?”

    I have consciously and deliberately been bad on occasion and only an ex catholic really understands the true delicousness of sin!

    in reply to: Russian Tensions #238868
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    BD “Hey TN – Russia is offering their troops new incentives, free sperm bank storage, allowing them to have children if they are killed or maimed during the “Special Military Operation (now described as a war by Mr V Putin esq).”

    TN “Described as a war now, is it? I missed the memo. You have a copy?”

    Putin – ““Our goal is not to spin the flywheel of military conflict, but, on the contrary, to end this war,” comment was made by your hero after attending a State Council meeting on youth policy on 22nd December.

    Of course you have stated that it not a war, I can only presume that as Putin is now referring to it as a war, things have not gone as planned by the Russian Capitalist state in struggle with the Ukrainian Capitalist state.

    in reply to: No exit facility. #238852
    Bijou Drains
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    Nae bother
    Sleep well

    in reply to: No exit facility. #238850
    Bijou Drains
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    I’m canny Marra, hope you and yours are keeping well, are you keeping well?

    in reply to: No exit facility. #238845
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    Good to hear from you Bonny lad. You still gigging?

    Would be canny to have a beer and a bit crack, not Vauxies mind!

    in reply to: No exit facility. #238838
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    Is that you Vin, Marra?

    in reply to: Capitalism’s animal holocaust continues. #238830
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    Hi Alan – industrial scale curing uses very high levels of nitrates. The higher levels of nitrates increase the curing speed of the curing process and increase profits.

    Most bacon produced in the UK is wet cured, soaked in brine tanks for shorter periods than dry curing. The most common form of curing in mass produced bacon uses the injection of brine into the meat, which is then out through tumblers for a couple of hours which distributes the cure (and the low cost water) throughout the meat. It’s then frozen to be sliced, with the water and the nitrates within the meat. It can contain up to 30% water and can be mass produced in just over 2 hours.

    This is why it tastes so salty and turns to mush when you cook it. It contains far, far higher levels of nitrates than traditionally cured pork.

    Traditional British style sausages have very few preservatives than continental sausages. Most continental sausages have the meat cured whilst mincing, Toulouse sausage, Chorizo, etc. have that highly salty tast to them.

    I generally use only a little salt, alongside traditional spices (pepper, mace, nutmeg, etc).

    The high levels of nitrate in the industrial process increases shelf life at the expense of human life!

    Again the nitrate story is far more complex than the way the papers present it. The amount of nitrate in some vegetables can be very high. Spinach, for example, may contain 500 to 1900 parts per million of sodium nitrate. Less than five percent of daily sodium nitrite intake comes from cured meats. Nearly 93 percent of sodium nitrite comes from leafy vegetables & tubers and our own saliva. Vegetables contain sodium nitrate, which is released as sodium nitrite when it comes into contact with saliva in the mouth.

    in reply to: Capitalism’s animal holocaust continues. #238825
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    “I’ve had years, both from socialists, anarchists and others, of remarks aimed at hurting the feelings of people of sensibility beyond their own species. I’ve had enough of it”

    So going back to my second recent post, do you avoid drinking milk, wearing leather, drinking beer and wine, eating industrially produced crops, avoiding foods that have been supported by insecticides, etc.

    If that honestly is the case, I genuinely and sincerely take my hat off to you.

    If you don’t then, to my mind you claims of feelings of sensibility towards other animals, clearly don’t stretch to insects, wild birds, prawns, etc. are nothing but faux sentimentality, only to be referred to when you are not tucking into a cheese sandwich and quaffing a pint of ale.

    As to having a long memory, I also remember the fake news stories that you posted from ultra Hindu nationalists, claiming to show Muslims torturing cows.

    Faked photographs which originated from Pooja Shakun Pandey from the Hindu Mahasabha Party.

    See link:
    https://amp.cnn.com/cnn/2022/01/14/asia/india-hindu-extremist-groups-intl-hnk-dst/index.html

    Claims that have led to tens and perhaps hundreds of deaths and which have been linked to the increased persecution of minority groups throughout India.

    Are your sensibilities limited to non human species are do you care about the propagation

    in reply to: Capitalism’s animal holocaust continues. #238807
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    TM Your assumption that you know what I was intending to do in my posting shows a degree of arrogance that does not marry in with your previous postings.

    I was not being provocative, if you found it provocative then I’m sorry you found it that way.

    I have a well known interest of promoting better use of meat and meat bi-products, as previously outlined.

    Perhaps it is a bit provocative to a poster who uses the handle Thomas More, but perhaps you’re being a little bit holier than thou?

    in reply to: Capitalism’s animal holocaust continues. #238798
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    Thomas More – “Two members on the forum now making fun of capitalism’s animal holocaust on a thread”

    TM, I don’t know what Chelmsford’s approach is to being a carnivore, my position on this issue has been made on this forum very clearly on this forum and I was not making a joke with my posting.

    I have made it very clear on this forum that I am a carnivore, I do however always attempt to ensure that I use meat that has been ethically raised and that I also attempt to make sure that meat use is based on used on making full use of all elements of animal we use.

    To that extent I make my own bacon from slaughterhouses and farmers who raise their animals appropriately, I similarly make my own sausages, black puddings, white puddings, haggis, faggots, etc. I also use a lot of free range mutton, meat which is often discarded when wool producing sheep are eventually slaughtered which is often discarded because “no one wants it any more”. I also use old chickens, known as broiling foul, from laying hens which are also sent off to be made for fertiliser, pet food, etc. although with a little thought and time can be used as food very easily (and very tasty they are too).

    Having worked in rural communities for many years I am very aware of the wasteful and environmentally threatening practices modern farming methods and food fashions that are often forced onto farming folk. I am also aware that many of the supposed “simple solutions” put forward by the vegetarian lobby are also as destructive as those they criticise.

    A very quick example is the regular criticism of beef production, whilst at the same time ignoring dairy production. The proportion of beef cattle and dairy cattle in the overall herd is about 5 to 1 in beef to dairy, however the average life span of a beef beast is about 18 months, whilst the life span of a dairy cow is usually about 20 years and can be over 30 years. So in effect milk production (and many vegetarians eat higher amounts of dairy than non vegetarians) creates far more environmental destruction that beef consumption. Similarly much of the land that is used for sheep production is used for the production of wool, rather than the production of meat, so meat consumption is often not the issue. Add to this the fact of the impact of arable farming on wildlife and the environment is widely overlooked. Large scale mono cultural production of grain and vegetables in large scale farms has led to the grubbing up of large areas of woodland and especially hedge rows has had a massive impact on bird life and other wild animals.

    Perhaps the aspect of modern day farming and approaches to farming that is most threatening to human existence comes not from meat production but from arable farming. Insecticides are used massively across most arable farms and the fall in insect numbers is enormous. No insects, no other animals. Cows, pigs, chickens, sheep, etc. raised in open settings, produce enormous amounts of the humble fly. Flies are the major food source of literally thousands of animal species, they are the plankton of the world, yet modern arable farming methods are eliminating the fly across many parts of the countryside.

    Another example of the “simple solution” approach was explained to me by a friend of mine who worked as a civil engineer in the water industry. In Newcastle the treatment works used to collect the treated sludge (minus the sweetcorn, tomato pips, peas and seagull’s wellies) from the sewage works in the area and it was transported to the Tyne and was placed on what was poetically named, the shit boats. The shit boat sailed off on most evenings to various points of the north sea coast and dropped the contents of their boat at various points around 30 miles off the coast. Some elements of the environmental lobby raised a huge stink (sic) about this practice and eventually the practice was stopped. The sludge is now burnt. When the practice stopped there was a huge crash in the prawn and shrimp fisheries across the North East coast. The fall in shrimp numbers had a huge impact n the slowly recovering fisheries across the North East and also affected the numbers of many non commercial species also.

    Perhaps, TM, you do not eat dairy, do not wear wool or leather, do not eat crops that have been supported by manure produced by cows, do not eat fish, do not eat grain and vegetable products produced by large scale farming processes, do not drink beer, wine, whisky, etc (finings used to clear these products use isinglass produced by the swim bladders of fish or use egg whites) and maybe you only shit in the garden, wiping your arse only using dock leaves. If so I congratulate you, if not perhaps your comments are a case of the kettle calling the pot dirty arse.

    So maybe instead of attempting to “out” me as a callous animal enemy, it might be more productive for you to look more closely in a more informed way at your own practices.

    in reply to: Capitalism’s animal holocaust continues. #238768
    Bijou Drains
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    Dear Chelmsford, given your comments and as another unrepentant carnivore I heartily recommend you start curing your own bacon. I was suprised how easy it is to do and it gives you bacon that actually tastes like bacon and isn’t covered in that white watery shite that supermarket bacon gives you.

    Basically buy either a slab of pork loin (for back bacon) or a slab of belly pork (for streaky bacon) (leave the rind on if you can get it. You can buy curing salt on line for buttons (I get mine from weschenfelders). The cure ration is 35gms of salt to every kilo of pork ( I add a couple of spoonfuls of granulaed sugar to make a sweetcure). Rub the salt over the pork. wrap it in tea towels or in a big plastic bag. Leave it for 7 days, give it a quick wash and hey presto a couple of kilos of fantastic bacon. I’ve bought a bacon slicer, but a good sharp caring knife works ok. The bacon you get fries up crispy just like it used to years ago and is about 1/3 the price of the crap you but in the shops.

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