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Prince should have eaten meat

From an interview way back:

VT: How, when and why did you and Mayte become vegetarians?

The Artist: I’ve not eaten red meat for about 10 years now. Mayte for a lot longer. I’ve always had a preference for all things vegetarian but not until recently did I find out how good they were for you (in a physical sense).

VT: How far have you taken your vegetarianism?

The Artist: We don’t eat anything with parents. Complete vegans–both of us!

VT: Many people become vegetarian out of concern for their health, but I know that’s not what motivated you and Mayte. Can you tell us how your beliefs affected this decision?

The Artist: Thou shalt not kill means just that! We don’t have to kill things to survive. In fact, the complete opposite happens: If you kill, you will die.

VT: That sounds pretty dire. Speaking of dire: Some people think vegetarianism is all about denying yourself pleasure. Have you found this to be true? You don’t strike me as the kind of guy who thinks sensual pleasure is negative.

The Artist: Mayte and I get no pleasure from playing Russian roulette with food. Eating anything ridden with bacteria raises your chances for disease. Being sick is not pleasurable.

That Prince had the flu appears to cover for an opiate overdose. Heroin?

Looks like Prince’s vegan died didn’t prevent him from getting sick and dying as he claimed it would. It’s much healthier to eat McDonalds and not abuse drugs than it is to be a vegan drug-abuser.

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Thanks to commenter Tarl for the info that 46% of reported food poisonings are caused by leafy green vegetables.

Written by Lion of the Blogosphere

April 22, 2016 at 9:11 am

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  1. The Big Mac meal is one of the great achievements of American semi-capitalist civilization.


    April 22, 2016 at 9:33 am

    • The Big Mac is great, and probably one of the best achievements of American cuisine. I wish they made a much bigger version though, keeping all the proportions the same. It’s delicious, but it’s too small now compared to the sizes of burgers now. It might have been big when it first came out, but it’s like a small snack now.


      April 22, 2016 at 11:52 am

  2. What’s your evidence? No evidence. I eat meat of all kosher creatures, but I can’t say that they were created for me to eat. They have their purpose, but I don’t know what it is. I’m allowed to eat them, they take good and I go for them. Why sweat this issue? So a dude thinks he is very spiritual because he is a vegan rapper, I would say – who cares? If had to chose between meat and vegan, I would chose vegan. A Jew has to eat a Pashal sacrifice, so a Jew cannot be ideologically vegan. It’s heresy for a Jew. But aside from that one sacrifice, if a Jew wants to be vegan, I don’t think there is any theological issue. For non-Jews there is no issue at all. So the post makes no sense. Maybe you should take it down.


    April 22, 2016 at 9:39 am

    • Fat soluble vitamins and protein are essential for humans, both Goyim and Jews. Eating butter and meat is key for health, I cite Robb Wolf.


      April 22, 2016 at 10:10 am

      • So you eat butter and drink milk – this is how you do it and keep the animal alive.


        April 22, 2016 at 10:53 am

      • I think Jews have a greater need for fat soluble vitamins than Goyim. Look it up in PubMed.


        April 22, 2016 at 12:13 pm

    • Daniel and his companions ate only vegetables, and survived the wrath of Nebuchadnezzar.

      slithy toves

      April 22, 2016 at 5:48 pm

  3. Eating out of a dumpster is healthier than eating perfectly and shooting heroin into your arm. BTW, I know Prince was no scientist but plants have plenty of bacteria. And don’t most plants have ‘parents’ as well? oh well, never expected artists to make much sense, they’re all idiot-savants really.


    April 22, 2016 at 9:54 am

  4. “Thou shalt not kill means just that! ”

    It means don’t murder PEOPLE, dummy! Not don’t eat animals!

    “We don’t have to kill things to survive. In fact, the complete opposite happens: If you kill, you will die.”

    Um, and if you don’t kill animals, you will also die.

    “Eating anything ridden with bacteria raises your chances for disease.”

    Good thing that never happens with veggies.

    the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention released a comprehensive report detailing the common sources of foodborne illness in the United States from the years 1998 through 2008. The largest culprit? Leafy greens.


    April 22, 2016 at 9:59 am

    • Actually, that bacteria comes from human waste on unclean hands. E coli doesn’t grow on romaine lettuce or sprouts naturally.


      April 22, 2016 at 1:00 pm

      • Yes, but so what. It doesn’t matter where the bacteria comes from. In practice, it is impossible to eliminate that “unnatural” source of bacteria on green veggies, and thus they are more dangerous than meat.


        April 24, 2016 at 12:33 am

  5. I’m so naive that it took me until quite recently to stop expending energy trying to think up a cause when someone is reported to have died randomly out of the blue. A few people from high school I knew “died from infections” or “just didn’t wake up!” I later found out it was heroin.

    The population must be under fairly strong selection for resistance to heroin, like neolithic people vis-a-vis alcohol.


    April 22, 2016 at 10:00 am

  6. Plants have parents too.

    Jokah Macpherson

    April 22, 2016 at 10:05 am

    • Not in the same sense. The bees pollinate them and they don’t feel anything for their offspring. A cow feels bad if you take the calf away and eat it. A cow will fight you for the calf, if you pick an apple and eat it nothing like this happens. Same with birds, but not fish. Fish, they are cold-blooded and they don’t care at all. This is why vegans eat fish. They, the vegans, make sense in their own way.


      April 22, 2016 at 11:59 am

  7. Life just seems longer to a vegetarian.


    April 22, 2016 at 10:17 am

  8. Prince was certifiably insane. There’s a Youtube video of him being interviewed by Tavis Smiley where he goes off onto a riff about “chemtrails.” Didnt’ know what that was so I looked it up. Blacks now think that the plumes of smoke that jets emit contain poisonous chemicals that are causing them to kill each other. The vid was mashed with one of Dick Gregory giving the black “State of the Union” address, where he ranted on about this. People like Cornel West and Donna Brazile were beaming in approval. One of the commenters said that this black SOTU was funded by McDonald’s, although I didn’t catch that. The audience IQ appeared to be about 75.

    The lack of basic logical ability in that crowd was so immense….but SJWs freak out about evangelical creationists. Yes, they are idiots, but why not throw in a comment about black scientific illiteracy? And does a major corporation support evangelical creationism?

    We are so fucked.


    April 22, 2016 at 10:36 am

    • The left has been waging a war on science and reason for at least 50 years and it is getting worse each year. Forbidden topics: Race and IQ, sociobiology, black crime, biological differences between men and women, biological underpinnings of human behavior, etc. All of these topics, and more, are frowned upon or banned in academia and the media. If one holds an opinion or brings up evidence outside of the politically correct parameters they are classified as a racist, sexist, homophobe, islamophobe, etc The last thing the left wants is freedom of speech and a frank discussion of these subjects.

      Lewis Medlock

      April 22, 2016 at 12:37 pm

      • Lewis, I get that, you don’t have to tell me that, OK? But white SJWs don’t usually tend to believe utter crap like chemtrails. Your average Berniebro, upon hearing this, would be struck dumb with the insanity of it all, and then go right back to being an SJW chump.

        This is what I really do not fathom.


        April 22, 2016 at 5:13 pm

    • Years ago, like in the 80s, I used to occasionally listen to a radical black radio station for kicks. These were hard cord Marxist blacks, but literate and loquacious. Good god, they spouted the most insane crazy talk. Conspiracies everywhere. On the other hand, the radical white Commie stations, like Pacifica radio, aren’t any better. But the black Commies had a definite edge in pure, batshite crazy.


      April 22, 2016 at 12:56 pm

    • …but SJWs freak out about evangelical creationists. Yes, they are idiots, but why not throw in a comment about black scientific illiteracy?

      White SJWs and Good Liberal White folks probably think Neil DeGrasse Tyson is a great scientist and represents black intellect.


      April 22, 2016 at 3:30 pm

  9. “Eating anything ridden with bacteria raises your chances for disease.”
    I always advise my clients against installing a UV lamp in the duct work to operate 24/7. You need bacteria around, these things make your immune system strong. One rich guy has it in every unit. So he tells me his daughter fainted and was taken to the emergency and he thinks it because his humidity level was low. It’s these crazy UVs that turn your house into an operating room! She needs bacteria in her body! People are so….. I had to go 100 miles upstate to instal one in his summer home! Little knowledge is dangerous. His whole family is gonna end up in the hospital, just wait and watch.


    April 22, 2016 at 10:52 am

    • Putting UV lamps in the duct work is a thing? Never heard of it. Totally nutz. Your general point on bacteria is well taken. I bet that kid has never once played out in the dirt either, despite their summer house. That kid needs to play in the freakin’ dirt.

      White people just get crazier and crazier.

      White-think: bacteria floating around in a duct will hurt you. Muslims and Africans and Mexicans floating in across your borders won’t hurt you.


      April 22, 2016 at 12:59 pm

      • UV light kills mold.

        Lion of the Blogosphere

        April 22, 2016 at 4:31 pm

      • To kill old you operate it for 15 minutes on a timer when you are out if the house, not 24/7. Most of these nuts don’t have mold anyway.


        April 22, 2016 at 4:47 pm

  10. “Prince Percocet Triggered OD Days Before Death”

    “Prince had OD’d on Percocet days before his death, and he ingested so much EMTs had to administer a “save shot” at the airport where his plane made an emergency landing to save his life.”

    “Sources in Moline, Illinois tell TMZ, Prince’s entourage told responders he had taken the painkiller after his Atlanta concert which triggered the emergency.”

    “Percocet is a painkiller which contains a combination of acetaminophen and oxycodone, an opioid. It is highly addictive.”

    “We’re told Prince was taking painkillers for a hip problem. We’re told he had corrective surgery for his hips around 2010.”

    MEH 0910

    April 22, 2016 at 11:46 am

    • percocet… the scourge of staten island.

      slithy toves

      April 22, 2016 at 6:18 pm

  11. On YouTube there are many raw vegan channels* with people talking about how awesome the diet is. But they never mention the diet causes a higher rate of infertility in women who adopt the diet, or the fact that the extra nutrients from cooked food/meat literally makes use human.

    *many of them are Australian for some reason


    April 22, 2016 at 2:21 pm

    • Freelee is crazy and (currently) looks ghastly. I assume you are referring to her.

      slithy toves

      April 22, 2016 at 6:17 pm

  12. It’s possible to be a music genius and virtuoso, but know nothing about religion and nutrition.

    If you don’t care for his music, then just watch his insane,talent-to-spare guitar solo in this Beatles cover (Petty on lead vocals; Prince doesn’t take over until the second half): Also be sure to see what he does with the ax at the very end…


    April 22, 2016 at 2:59 pm

    • Nice but jake shimabukuro does it better with fewer strings.

      slithy toves

      April 22, 2016 at 6:16 pm

  13. I think both Prince and Michael Jackson had eating disorders. The drugs on their own would be a problem, but being 12 pounds underweight in terms of lean body mass is probably about as bad. The drugs and the eating disorders are probably best thought of as manifestations of the same underlying mental problem.


    April 22, 2016 at 3:27 pm

    • Michael Jackson would starve himself six days a week then eat as much fried chicken as he wanted one day a week. He was definitely terribly thin as was prince.

      My belief is steve jobs also had an eating disorder, plus he would go on kooky vegan diets.

      slithy toves

      April 22, 2016 at 6:06 pm

      • David Bowie, too, I’d say. Being underweight is clearly way, way, worse for you than being a little bit chubby.


        April 23, 2016 at 8:44 am

  14. Someone who shoots heroin would not be taking percocet, a much weaker prescription drug. Opiates themselves are fairly harmless as well, so being an addict, while unlikely to be good for mental or physical health, does not itself cause damage to the body. Indeed, opiates are far safer than acetaminophen.

    It sounds more likely that when he injured his hip he slowly became an addict to pills, but no so badly that he had moved to harder opiates.


    April 22, 2016 at 3:55 pm

    • This makes the most sense. Hip problems, aversion to surgery (for hip replacement), and an increasing maintenance dose with some kind of opiate.

      Half Canadian

      April 22, 2016 at 6:10 pm

  15. Pretty much in Lion’s camp here… I liked “When Doves Cry” but nothing of Prince’s else nearly as much. RIP.

    And count me out of the “If you can’t say nothing nice shut up!” crowd that’s around these days. We are all supposed to hold our neutral or negative opinion no matter how absurd the positive opinions are? “Musical genius!” “Defined a generation!” “God’s give to humanity!” If you want us to shut up and be polite, tone it down a bit.

    April 22, 2016 at 5:12 pm

  16. I am a former vegan. I don’t care about animals but I thought meat was gross.

    I started eating meat again 2 years ago– including red meat which I hadn’t eaten in 20 years. I’m the portrait of health, have superhuman bloodwork, and controlled type 2 diabetes without meds or insulin. My hair looks fabulous (as a vegan, so much of it fell out I considered wearing a wig). I rapidly lost 25 lbs from my vegan high weight and am slightly underweight now, but I’m skinny fat so not unhealthy from it.

    Someone should write a book on how meat suddenly turned evil and veganism was wrongfully glorified. Or does such a book already exist?

    slithy toves

    April 22, 2016 at 6:11 pm

  17. Isn’t it amazing how nobody even remembered this guy for over a decade? He croaks and suddenly he’s front page news. If you can find anyone under Thirty who knows this fucker, find out how. He hasn’t had any big time albums since he did the soundtrack for BATMAN. I remember how surreal it was seeing Jack Nicholson playing Prince as he goes to the museum to see Kim Basinger.
    Vegetarians claim you can get all the vital amino acids from beans, but they’re lying. Meat has vital nutrients that can cause nerve and muscle damage if you don’t get enough of them. These new age people have an Oprah view of science, wrong but popular. That crap about high calorie food being non-nutritious shows how ignorant they are on this subject. Nutrition is measured in calories. More calories means more nutrition.
    Influenza in Hollywood deaths usually means AIDS. He has been doing 40 grand of heroin forever, but his weird gay persona probably is what killed him. In Hollywood they hide the true numbers of HIV+ people. Their promiscuous lifestyles and homosexuality means lots of those actors and celebs that died from the Flu and Cancer probably had no immune system from full blown AIDS. AIDS won’t kill you by itself, but many other common diseases like the Flu, Cancer and Pneumonia will finish you off quick if you have no immune system.

    Joshua Sinistar

    April 25, 2016 at 6:49 pm

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