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kurabys  ·  3324 days ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: The 4 Ways People Rationalize Eating Meat

I know studies (and many people's basic daily living) have shown that vegetarian consumption can produce a healthy, sustaining diet for an individual. Is anyone aware whether those same studies indicated whether complete international vegetarianism would be sustainable? I presume a massive increase in the consumption of nuts and other non-animal protein sources, for example.

kurabys  ·  3324 days ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: The 4 Ways People Rationalize Eating Meat

I think the entire premise is interesting. It basically assumes meat eating is abnormal and thus must have some psychological justification. I'd be more interested in a study of vegetarian justification (and a separate, more entertaining vegan justification). It is a funny situation when the statistical norm is considered abnormal.

kurabys  ·  3324 days ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: Obama lawyers asked FISA court to ignore public court's decision on spying

Not exactly on topic, but does anyone else think that photograph looks like a poor 'shop job?

kurabys  ·  3324 days ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: Dog Dang Reddit Links! Stop breaking my happy place! (Data thread)

I understand that the new theory of censorship is what you have described, but a large portion of the reddit community does not see it as actually being applied in that manner (the easiest example being the continued existence of SRS, which exists solely to violate the non-aggression principle).

My point above regarding arbitrary censorship really was that people decide what to view/consume based on how they perceive the product. Any site/entity that claims to do one thing, but is perceived as doing something else (even wrongly) is going to lose viewers/consumers. Rather than trying to clarify things or reevaluate the manner in which it is applying its own rules, reddit seems to be doubling down on the "you guys just don't understand" position. From a purely consumer standpoint, I don't care for the current business practice, so I'm not going to support the site.

That said, I look forward to engaging the Hubski community!

kurabys  ·  3325 days ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: Dog Dang Reddit Links! Stop breaking my happy place! (Data thread)

Agreed. I think you will see a lot of the FPH crowd remain at reddit because they are now out for blood and simply leaving won't satisfy their already established desire to rage (or at least accost). I'm not one of them, but I also think it would have been best not to poke the sleeping badger.

A large portion of the exodus is just people tired of arbitrary censorship. On the internet, the phrase "Vote with your wallet" translates to "Vote with your views", so I am taking my views elsewhere from reddit.