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Answered on August 19, 2014
Created September 28, 2011 at 8:21 PM

Am I the only person that finds this a bit offensive? It's been circulating Facebook for the past 4 hours...

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1ce9661622ba354c61669ffe900a01ab

(552)

on May 25, 2012
at 04:41 PM

Harry, this site is not for sad people. It's for people who give a shit about themselves and their health. It's not a place for fucktards like you and your meaningless banter. Sincerely, A "TaxPayer" (me!).

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(195)

on May 25, 2012
at 04:04 PM

LOL http://rawfoodsos.com/2010/07/07/the-china-study-fact-or-fallac/

Bf57bcbdc19d4f1728599053acd020ab

(5043)

on May 25, 2012
at 10:58 AM

wow, we got a wingnut on our site!

B1c65edef6f7f9379c7a9272e30586da

(314)

on May 25, 2012
at 09:54 AM

stop criticizing fat people

B3173217a49b5b0116078775a17eb21d

(11488)

on May 25, 2012
at 05:57 AM

"Please don't try and compete with that kind of knowledge".

A4216f1b1e1f5ab3815bd91700905081

(1646)

on May 25, 2012
at 05:39 AM

The best way to deal with unreasonable people is not to. I've had several "friends" rail agains my "unhealthy" eating habits since I started a few months ago, while they're noticing I'm losing weight and feeling great. I simply don't interact with them any more.

80890193d74240cab6dda920665bfb6c

(1528)

on May 25, 2012
at 05:29 AM

Are you seriously going to try to throw the China Study at us, of all things. . .? Because we have the resources to take that one totally down, sorry. Harry, you need to meet the Divine Ms. Minger.

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(19469)

on September 29, 2011
at 12:15 PM

No worries Sage! Certain words/phrases work better typed than spoken!

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(19469)

on September 29, 2011
at 12:13 PM

No worries Sage :) Certain things are better left typed that spoken!

B4e1fa6a8cf43d2b69d97a99dfca262c

(10255)

on September 29, 2011
at 09:31 AM

i have no issue with your use FED....except that i had to practice saying it numerous times in my head before i could say it out loud..ya :(

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(19469)

on September 29, 2011
at 01:20 AM

And their lycra leggings too by the looks of it.

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on September 29, 2011
at 01:18 AM

Agreed. I doubt a cartoon such as this is going to sway anyone. It exists solely to stroke the convictions of those who have already made up their mind that eating animals is bad and will make you fat.

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on September 28, 2011
at 10:33 PM

Very well said.

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(19469)

on September 28, 2011
at 10:31 PM

"omnivore with a carnivorous bent" doesn't roll off the tongue as well, but I'm open to other suggestions.

408b32d0900853851167089d730f1881

on September 28, 2011
at 10:11 PM

Ohhhh, yes - thought I was the only cranky one re. "nom nom nom..."

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(39831)

on September 28, 2011
at 09:49 PM

Sage: You are not.

D687712302e0103ea52615eefc94d102

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on September 28, 2011
at 09:29 PM

a recent tweet: "Check out the “Where do you get your protein?” #cartoon on our FB page and the lively chat that followed. http://on.fb.me/nklCSO #Health"

B4e1fa6a8cf43d2b69d97a99dfca262c

(10255)

on September 28, 2011
at 09:27 PM

am i the only person who is repulsed by "nom nom nom" and the word nosh???? plus one anyway :)

D687712302e0103ea52615eefc94d102

(396)

on September 28, 2011
at 08:29 PM

I guess I'm just pissed at the stereotype of overweight people.

98bf2ca7f8778c79cd3f6c962011cfdc

(24286)

on September 28, 2011
at 08:28 PM

I'm not offended by it because it's simply an illustration of one side's idea of themselves (the veggies) . We could just as easily create a cartoon depicting us on the left side (put an I heart meat on the dude instead) and some fat, sick looking people on the right and have them saying "We get everything we need from plants" and that would be an accurate depiction of how we see ourselves in comparison to them. I'm offended that the masses are too lazy to look into this issue themselves and will instead accept this depiction as the truth. Any paleo illustrators around???

6229cd9a7ca9882590259fae022e2647

(3209)

on September 28, 2011
at 08:27 PM

Also need to color in some dark circles under the vegans' eyes and make them a little more pale and pasty looking.

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(39831)

on September 28, 2011
at 08:24 PM

A better question is "where do you get your B12 and K2?"

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on September 28, 2011
at 10:16 PM

That how politics is these days. If someone doesn't agree with your point of view them you call them a bigot, a racist, a murderer, and a nazi, and then follow that up by misrepresenting their position with a witty cartoon. Anyone who is shallow enough to be swayed by name calling and cartoons had probably already made up their mind to start with, so there not much point in responding to it.

If anyone knows of a way to deal with unreasonable people then by all means share it with the rest of us, but I have yet to find a way.

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(19469)

on September 29, 2011
at 01:18 AM

Agreed. I doubt a cartoon such as this is going to sway anyone. It exists solely to stroke the convictions of those who have already made up their mind that eating animals is bad and will make you fat.

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(39831)

on September 28, 2011
at 10:33 PM

Very well said.

A4216f1b1e1f5ab3815bd91700905081

(1646)

on May 25, 2012
at 05:39 AM

The best way to deal with unreasonable people is not to. I've had several "friends" rail agains my "unhealthy" eating habits since I started a few months ago, while they're noticing I'm losing weight and feeling great. I simply don't interact with them any more.

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on September 28, 2011
at 08:41 PM

The 90's called they want their low fat diet back!...lol

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(19469)

on September 29, 2011
at 01:20 AM

And their lycra leggings too by the looks of it.

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on September 29, 2011
at 03:23 AM

Before I even got into Paleo, when I read a description of the China Study and I was amazed at the incredible holes in the thought processes. It still amazes me at how they generalize animal proteins using a single dairy source, yet push vegearianism, never considering the various major issues large groups of people have to the various veggies, fruits, legumes, grains...

I am very new to paleo, but I have yet to see a flaw in the logic. Ive lost weight faster in the past, but many of the processes I used then were simply 80% paleo without me realizing it.

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(19469)

on September 28, 2011
at 08:59 PM

I think that the image is stupid because it implies that the reason for "side B"s obesity is that they consume animal protein and the reason why "side A" is thin (and also a bit haughty IMHO) is that they get their protein from vegetables.

"Vegetarian" foods like french fries, soda, candy, etc. are a much more likely culprit for why side B is so rotund.

P.S. I'm referring to my own eating style as "carnomnivore" (carnivore + nom + omnivore) from here on out.

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(19469)

on September 28, 2011
at 10:31 PM

"omnivore with a carnivorous bent" doesn't roll off the tongue as well, but I'm open to other suggestions.

Medium avatar

(39831)

on September 28, 2011
at 09:49 PM

Sage: You are not.

Medium avatar

(19469)

on September 29, 2011
at 12:15 PM

No worries Sage! Certain words/phrases work better typed than spoken!

Medium avatar

(19469)

on September 29, 2011
at 12:13 PM

No worries Sage :) Certain things are better left typed that spoken!

B4e1fa6a8cf43d2b69d97a99dfca262c

(10255)

on September 29, 2011
at 09:31 AM

i have no issue with your use FED....except that i had to practice saying it numerous times in my head before i could say it out loud..ya :(

408b32d0900853851167089d730f1881

on September 28, 2011
at 10:11 PM

Ohhhh, yes - thought I was the only cranky one re. "nom nom nom..."

B4e1fa6a8cf43d2b69d97a99dfca262c

(10255)

on September 28, 2011
at 09:27 PM

am i the only person who is repulsed by "nom nom nom" and the word nosh???? plus one anyway :)

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B36613e945134be5813e6526f9a3a86c

(499)

on September 28, 2011
at 09:37 PM

Of course it's offensive. And anyone who has an interest in dispelling the myths of the nutritional establishment has a vested interest in dispelling the bad science, ridiculous conventional wisdom, and stereotyping that surround fatness and fat people in our culture.

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48b2a8e6d223d996957e1adaf8877eff

on September 28, 2011
at 08:45 PM

Well, first the kid should be holding a triple cheeseburger and a large soda with fries coming out his ears. Each parent can hold whatever processed food item/s of choice but they did not get large eating turkey legs and drinking raw milk. Second, these obese Americans could care less where veggies get their protein. They are not interested in health at all and/or do not link health to what they stuff in their faces. My vegan friends are overweight or skinny but look like their skin is falling off their bones and 10 years older than they really are.

Not offended because the group on the right do not practice a Paleo WOE and the group on the left must of just went vegan, let's see them and their medical/dental bills in a couple months.

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on May 25, 2012
at 05:20 AM

Is this the site for sad little people who make excuses for their lack of self control? i.e. obese couch potatoes who are so disgusted with themselves that they will do and say anything to justify their suicidal diets and lifestyles. The China Study is written by someone who is educated in that field, Jeff Rowe - please don't attempt to compete with that kind of knowledge.

No, I don't have a problem with the cartoon at all. Obesity is not something we are unable to control. It is a choice, a bad choice, but nonetheless a choice! Let me hazard a guess, that the majority of people on this site are here because they prefer to criticise those who eat and live healthily, rather than do something about their own half-life of eating garbage and weighing too much.

Stop making excuses for fat people. Race, skin colour, or gender are things we cannot and need not change about ourselves. Obesity should be discouraged because it is costing taxpayers and an overloaded health system. It is also disgusting to see people doing this to themselves, especially when every second of every day someone is dying of starvation.

Don't tell me to stop criticising fat people!!!

80890193d74240cab6dda920665bfb6c

(1528)

on May 25, 2012
at 05:29 AM

Are you seriously going to try to throw the China Study at us, of all things. . .? Because we have the resources to take that one totally down, sorry. Harry, you need to meet the Divine Ms. Minger.

B3173217a49b5b0116078775a17eb21d

(11488)

on May 25, 2012
at 05:57 AM

"Please don't try and compete with that kind of knowledge".

Medium avatar

(195)

on May 25, 2012
at 04:04 PM

LOL http://rawfoodsos.com/2010/07/07/the-china-study-fact-or-fallac/

Bf57bcbdc19d4f1728599053acd020ab

(5043)

on May 25, 2012
at 10:58 AM

wow, we got a wingnut on our site!

B1c65edef6f7f9379c7a9272e30586da

(314)

on May 25, 2012
at 09:54 AM

stop criticizing fat people

1ce9661622ba354c61669ffe900a01ab

(552)

on May 25, 2012
at 04:41 PM

Harry, this site is not for sad people. It's for people who give a shit about themselves and their health. It's not a place for fucktards like you and your meaningless banter. Sincerely, A "TaxPayer" (me!).

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