The Truth About Factory Farms [infographic]

Eating meat is delicious, it brings people together and according to our government it is also healthy. Dog fighting is also fun, it brings people together, and what is unhealthy about it? Nothing is, except for the dog. Why do we care so much more about dogs than we do about a pig, cow or chicken on a factory farm? If your child had a chicken and had fun poking its eyes and cutting its beak, I am sure you would stop this irrational behavior immediately. Yet, the chicken we often eat has had harsh treatment that we shrug off by saying “Well, I didn’t know this animal, so I don’t feel as bad.” Are we that apathetic towards the truth?”

Johnathan Safran Foer is one of my favorite my favorite Authors. He wrote a book called “Eating Animals” where he explores the many ways that animals are farmed. He brings the audience into the hellish life and death of 98% of farmed animals. A favorite quote form his book:
“What the meat industry figured out is that you don’t need healthy animals to make a profit. Sick animals are more profitable…Factory farms calculate how close to death they can keep animals without killing them. That’s the business model. How quickly they can be made to grow, how tightly they can be packed, how much or how little can they eat, how sick they can get without dying…We live in a world in which it’s conventional to treat an animal like a block of wood.”
– Jonathan Safran Foer, Eating Animals. Chew on that.

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The Evolution of the Geek [infographic]

First off, there are not enough infographics out there about Dungeons and Dragons, will someone send me one if they find a good one please? Second, screw this infographic. It started off really well with where the term “geek” came from, good deal! Then continues over to Geekus prime and onto computer geek; nothing is said about the computer geek, which is a very important geek, because he is what the internet geek is based upon!

Also, I am very annoyed by the book geek as I’m sure others are. Harry Potter, Narnia and Twilight are so general, all walks of life read those books, and the Lord of the Rings are perhaps more “geeky” but still very popular. What about Sci-fi books? Or old mediaeval times books? — So much more of a geek fest genre.

The artist got a little lazy on the “geek Chic” because these are not variants of geek chic, a theatre geek doesn’t dress that way to be ironic — a theatre hipster might. A food geek doesn’t dress that way either. These are more just hobbies people have. These are all things really upsetting me. I wouldn’t have had to complain about all this if someone had just made a decent D&D infographic.

By the way, I am playing my first game of Dungeons and Dragons today, and I cannot wait. Any advice will be appreciated.
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Travel is a Pain [infographic]

Traveling is a pain, and it causes pain too! I have never experienced any travel pain, but I have experienced the pain of traveling. Okay, I’m done with one-liners.

I’m sure anyone reading this has experienced a flight delay. Those are not fun. I Recently had a connecting flight in El Paso, Texas from Phoenix, Arizona. When I arrived to el Paso I saw that my flight was delayed 3 hours–I was livid! There were about 50 people arriving in the lively city of El Paso and they all came to the same horrible realization. I could tell that things were about to get ugly. Luckily since so many people were being delayed, they extended happy hour at the bar for the next 3 hours, half-priced drinks! We were quite a social group we all got to know each others lives over a few drinks. Turns out the band that plays with the singer Kimbra was delayed with the same flight and they had their instruments and played a little singalong that was amazing.

All of a sudden, about 2 hours into the delay, we began hearing our names over the intercom. Each person who was delayed received a free plane ticket to any destination in the continental United States! After we were feeling airport tipsy we all headed to our gate where all the seats were already taken, so we sat on the floor and started a massage circle! It was the greatest way to treat the pain of traveling. [via]


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The Marshmallow’s Rise to Fame [infographic]

Halloween 2009, my mother worked hard for no particular reason (other than that she is awesome) to make popcorn balls for my theater class. I was a senior that year, and very popular among the thespians. When I showed up to class with popcorn balls, everyone dug in, even the vegans. As you may know, popcorn balls are often held together by marshmallow fluff, and marshmallow fluff is often NOT vegan friendly. It wasn’t 5 minutes later that I had a bawling vegan on my hands. She blamed me for causing her to eat an animal’s flesh in the form of marshmallow fluff. I wouldn’t be annoyed if this was a legitimate I-know-about-things-and-care-about-animals vegan, but this was a I-held-a-door-open-for-a-girl-once-and-she-said-thank-you-now-she-is-my best-friend-and-she-is-vegan-so-I-am-a-vegan-too kind of girl, no judgment. After the bawl fest the girl continued to receive comfort from others with “the animal was already dead, don’t think about it, it was already dead.” But guess what audience! Turns out that the popcorn balls were made out of peanut butter, not marshmallow! So she didn’t break her door-opening covenant!

Marshmallows are gross unless they are toasted.
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Women in Aviation [infographic]

Amelia Earhart was an inspiration to women everywhere. In a world where men dominated operating machinery, Amelia was not afraid to demand to be included too! This was pre-WWII, and therefore it was almost unheard of for women to be interested in working on planes flying planes. Why would they? Aren’t they meant to be at home feeding children and cleaning the house? Earhart said no to these misogynistic questions, boarded her little Lockheed Vega 5B aircraft, and flew across the Atlantic to a farm in Culmore, Ireland, where a confused farmer asked her “Have you flown far?” to which she replied “from America”. This farm is now the site of a small museum dedicated to Earhart’s journey. After Earhart’s disappearance many theories were brewed up of where she disappeared too. One of these theories that aired on the National Geographic Channel is that she is still alive, moved to New Jersey and changed her name!

From 1960 till 1980 the amount of women pilots went from 4,218 to 26,896 pilots. when it comes to comparing the progress of commercial women pilots to other professions that are male dominated, the progress is small. Interestingly, the percentage of commercial women pilots is half of the percentage of female boat captains and operators (8.2%), a quarter of the percentage of female police officers (15%), and about one eighth of the percentage of female doctors (31.8%).
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Home Security Systems [infographic]

Imagine a world where every night whenever a family goes to bed, they press a button and 2 ton steel walls close down over their entire house; where everyone has their own personal police officer living in their basement to be sure everything is always alright; and where people are equal, thus, having nothing that others could covet. This world sounds safe, but at a very high and controlling cost.

Now imagine a world where all there is to protect a family is a small steel bar in a wooden door, or a glass window, where the police take at least 15 minutes to respond to a call, and where there are millions of men and women who do not have anything and feel the need to rob for drugs, money or sheer thrill. This world sounds more easy going, but also potentially scary.

It would be agreed that the second scenario is the world today, and everything goes alright, until something goes wrong. Luckily, with home security systems people are able to feel as if they are that much closer to existing in the top scenario. As soon as anything goes wrong in a residence the security alarm goes off, an office is called to immediately phone the police, and the criminal breaking in will generally leave from fear. Any individual who is hoping for steel doors, and in-house policemen should consider this option, because it is one of the safest and most realistic ones available.
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