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Be careful what you eat!!
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Tom Toll
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11/10/2009 11:51 AM

    The following is an email I received:

    I'm sure those of you who aren't in the cattle business don't understand the issues here. But to those of us whose living depends on the cattle market, selling cattle, raising the best beef possible... This is frustrating.


    This will keep us from ever stopping there again, even for a drink. The original message is from the Texas Cattle Feeders Association American cattle producers are very passionate about this.

    McDonald's claims that there is not enough beef in the USA to support their restaurants. Well, we know that is not so. Our opinion is they are looking to save money at our expense. The sad thing of it is that the people of the USA are the ones who made McDonald's successful in the first place, but we are not good enough to provide beef.

    We personally are no longer eating at McDonald's, which I am sure does not make an impact, but if we pass this around maybe there will be an impact felt.

    All Americans that sell cows at a livestock auction barn had to sign a paper stating that we do NOT EVER feed our cows any part of another cow. South Americans are not required to do this as of yet.

    McDonald's has announced that they are going to start importing much of their beef from South America. The problem is that South Americans aren't under the same regulations as American beef producers, and the regulations they have are loosely controlled.

    They can spray numerous pesticides on their pastures that have been banned here at home because of residues found in the beef. They can also use various hormones and growth regulators that we can't. The American public
    needs to be aware of this problem and that they may be putting themselves at risk from now on by eating at good old McDonald's..

    American ranchers raise the highest quality beef in the world and this is what Americans deserve to eat. Not beef from countries where quality is loosely controlled. Therefore, I am proposing a boycott of McDonald's until they see the light.

    I'm sorry but everything is not always about the bottom line, and when it comes to jeopardizing my family's health, that is where I draw the line.


    I am sending this note to about thirty people. If each of you send it to at least ten more (30 x 10 = 300) ... and those 300 send it to at l east ten more (300 x 10 = 3,000) ... and so on, by the time the message reaches the sixth generation of people, we will have reached over THREE MILLION consumers!

    I'll bet you didn't think you and I had that much potential, did you? Acting together we can make a difference. If this makes sense to you, please pass this message on..

    David W. Forrest, Ph.D ., PAS, Dipl.
    ACAP Department of Animal Science
    Texas A&M University
    Phone (979) 845-3560
    Fax (979) 862-3399
    2471 TAMU College Station , TX 77843-2471

    THIS IS A GOOD DECENT MAN WHO TOOK THE TIME TO WRITE THIS AND, HE SIGNED THE STATEMENT AND INCLUDED HIS CONTACT INFO.

    Success is not final, failure is not fatal: it is the courage to continue that counts.
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    11/11/2009 12:07 AM
    I want to die peacefully in my sleep like my grandfather, not screaming in terror like his passengers.
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    Tom Toll
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    11/11/2009 8:34 AM

    There is always some truth and some lies in our wonderful society.

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    FloridaBoy
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    11/11/2009 12:09 PM

    Read this book and you will forever avoid the Golden Arches:

    http://www.mcspotlight.org/media/bo...osser.html

     

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    Ol' Ghost
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    11/11/2009 1:47 PM
    Whenever I see the Golden Arches, I'm like Pavlov's dog. I have to stop and use their bathroom.

    Ol' Ghost
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    claims_ray
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    11/11/2009 2:56 PM
    That's ok as long as you bring your own hand sanitizer.
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    WILLIS
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    11/11/2009 4:16 PM

    For all you cow lovers  remember this   EAT MOR CHIKIN 

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    Tom Toll
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    11/12/2009 9:55 AM
    Posted By Ol' Ghost on 11 Nov 2009 01:47 PM
    Whenever I see the Golden Arches, I'm like Pavlov's dog. I have to stop and use their bathroom.

    Ol' Ghost
    That is exactly why Janice and I loved McDonalds. We would at least buy some coffee for letting us use their facilities, but not their food except in rare occassions. When we saw the Arch, we saw a commode.

     

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    11/12/2009 12:45 PM
    An experience from our 2006 trip to Oaxaca, Mexico:

    In Oaxaca, several things are served with every (and I mean every - breakfast, lunch, and dinner) meal. Among these are limes, avacados, and the dreaded frijoles negroes (black beans). I used to like black beans. But after about five weeks of black beans with every meal, I had an overwhelming desire for a MacDonald's hamburger, something I had not eaten in years. So I went to the Oaxaca McDonalds at about 11:30 am. I ordered a quarter pounder. I was told that they do not serve lunch until noon (unlike in the US where an Egg Mcmuffin after 10:30 is as rare as a Mario Lanza record). So I looked at the menu board and saw four types of "Mcmuffin". I ordered the first one since I could not distinguish them from each other (people who stay in a foreign country for extended periods of time should learn the language, but alas my Spanish is woefully inadequate). It was something called "McMuffin Mexicana". When it arrived, it consisted of an english muffin filled with egg, cheese (queso), salsa, and - you guessed it - frijoles negroes.
    Steve Ebner CPCU AIC AMIM

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    11/14/2009 9:44 PM
    Buenos poblanos
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    11/15/2009 8:02 AM
    Medulus, that was funny, I needed a laugh like that in the morning
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    11/16/2009 4:36 PM

    Other than at McDonalds and Burger King in Oaxaca, here is what they call a "Hambuergesa". (and this is the reason I went to McDonalds.) They start with a mixture of what might be meat and what might be textured vegetable protein. The "patty" is wafer thin and almost see through. They put this on the bun. Then they add chile powder, mayo, a crapload of cabbage (for a defintion of "crapload", see Dave Marlin's post in another thread), mustard, salsa, jalapenos, frijoles negroes (of course), and other things I cannot remember. The concoction is about seven inches deep with a sliver of meat buried in there somewhere.

    Steve Ebner CPCU AIC AMIM

    "With great power comes great responsibility." (Stanley Martin Lieber, Amazing Fantasy # 15 August 1962)
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    11/16/2009 4:53 PM

    Steve,

    Just in case you get a 'hankering' for some black beans, here's a page full of Black Bean Recipes! 

    http://recipes.epicurean.com/asc_results.jsp?title=Black+Bean

    ~M~

     

    Do the right thing, ALWAYS
    ~Meg~
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    Tom Toll
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    11/17/2009 3:02 PM

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