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  •  You inspired me (I went a little off-topic). (3+ / 0-)

    Belly Up to the All-You-Can-Eat Buffet

    Look at this plump piece
        of chicken
    This nice thick cut
        of beef.

    Completely supervised
    Corporately supersized
    What's a little off-label
        antibiotics
        among friends?

    And don't forget
         to get
    Your salad fixin's
         here.
    A la carte
         comes with extras
    Free of charge. . .
       Botchulism
       E-coli
       Listeriosis
       Salmonella
       Toxoplasmosis
       Hepatitus
       Norovirus
       Rotavirus
       Shigellosis. . .

    Wait.  What's that you say?
    Already ate?
    What could possibly
        Make you
        Pass up
        This feast?

    Chips. Dips.  And 44 oz.
         of sugary sweet soda.

    Buu-urr-RRU-UUPPP.

    Well, there's no excuse for that.

    "In politics stupidity is not a handicap." Napoleon Bonaparte

    by citylights on Wed Apr 10, 2013 at 04:28:58 AM PDT

    •  Yes, the diesel fuel is not the only thing (1+ / 0-)
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      RiveroftheWest

      that our current system demands,
      to deliver the sheer volume of food
      to 300 million Americans.

      One of the biggest things
      is carelessness,
      caused by a need for speed,
      and a loss of connection
      between the farmer and the 300 Americans he feeds.

      Or are the farmer's soybeans
      headed to Japan,
      to become tofu?

      I struggle to maintain a connection
      between myself
      and my customers at my Walmart workplace,
      and visualize the product making them happy.

      But even that ideal,
      when I'm tired,
      seems like too much trouble.

      Let them buy crappy stuff;
      I can't fix the world.

      Bringing a child into the world at this point in history is a crime, the crime of child endangerment.

      by bigjacbigjacbigjac on Wed Apr 10, 2013 at 11:23:38 PM PDT

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