| Register  | FAQ  | Search | Login 
It is currently Wed Oct 01, 2014 6:57 pm

All times are UTC - 6 hours [ DST ]




Post new topic Reply to topic  [ 19 posts ] 
Author Message
 Post subject: Cure yourself with the clinical absence of duck liver!
PostPosted: Mon Nov 15, 2010 2:28 pm 
Offline
Grandfathered In
User avatar

Joined: Tue Oct 19, 2010 1:41 pm
Posts: 9602
Location: Seattle
Target is now selling homeopathic oscillococcinum, a substance that contains water and probably not a single molecule of curative duck liver.

So buy some?

_________________
Did somebody say Keep on rockin?


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: Cure yourself with the clinical absence of duck liver!
PostPosted: Mon Nov 15, 2010 2:35 pm 
Offline
Ignore this!
User avatar

Joined: Wed Oct 20, 2010 1:43 am
Posts: 366
Theoretically not vegan, but with reasonable scientific certainty, vegan!

_________________
"oooohhh, Jesus is a lil weiner" -lubimiller
"I don't want to wake up pregnant by tempeh!" -amandabear


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: Cure yourself with the clinical absence of duck liver!
PostPosted: Mon Nov 15, 2010 2:39 pm 
Offline
Grandfathered In
User avatar

Joined: Tue Oct 19, 2010 1:41 pm
Posts: 9602
Location: Seattle
I should have made it clear that it contains only water and the absence of duck liver.

_________________
Did somebody say Keep on rockin?


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: Cure yourself with the clinical absence of duck liver!
PostPosted: Mon Nov 15, 2010 2:41 pm 
Offline
The Real Hamburger Helper
User avatar

Joined: Tue Oct 19, 2010 9:42 pm
Posts: 2241
My mom takes that stuff. I had no idea it had nonexistent duck offal in it.


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: Cure yourself with the clinical absence of duck liver!
PostPosted: Mon Nov 15, 2010 2:46 pm 
Offline
Drunk Dialed Ian MacKaye
User avatar

Joined: Mon Oct 11, 2010 4:02 pm
Posts: 1854
Location: Spokane, WA
Quote:
Somewhere near Lyon, France, sometime this year, officials from the French pharmaceutical firm Boiron will slaughter a solitary duck and extract its heart and liver--not to appease the gods but to fight the flu. The organs will be used to make an over-the-counter flu medicine, called Oscillococcinum, that will be sold around the world. In a monetary sense, this single French duck may be the most valuable animal on the planet, as an extract of its heart and liver form the sole "active ingredient" in a flu remedy that is expected to generate sales of $20 million or more.

http://www.usnews.com/usnews/biztech/ar ... 006221.htm

No investment in research or safety testing, no expensive lawsuits or recalls if things go wrong, and twenty million in sales from a single duck. Hell of a profit margin.

_________________
"All PPK gamers should put on their badge of shame right now. You will never leave the no-sex thread." - Vantine
"I'm so glad my prison of principles has wifi." - Abelskiver


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: Cure yourself with the clinical absence of duck liver!
PostPosted: Mon Nov 15, 2010 3:32 pm 
Offline
Level 7 Vegan
User avatar

Joined: Wed Oct 20, 2010 3:35 pm
Posts: 1518
Location: Boston
The secretary at my boyfriend's work bought lozenges (or something) of that for the office to keep healthy.

My boyfriend the (vegan) skeptic looked it up online and was appalled first at what it contains, and second at the existence of homeopathic cures in general. As someone who worked at a health food store for years so already knew about this kind of thing, I found his outrage adorable.

_________________
http://vegetalion.blogspot.com


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: Cure yourself with the clinical absence of duck liver!
PostPosted: Mon Nov 15, 2010 3:34 pm 
Offline
Nailed to the V
User avatar

Joined: Wed Oct 20, 2010 3:01 pm
Posts: 589
Location: Melbourne, Australia
FootFace wrote:
I should have made it clear that it contains only water and the absence of duck liver.

But... so do I...

_________________

------------------------------
OkC | Google+
------------------------------




Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: Cure yourself with the clinical absence of duck liver!
PostPosted: Mon Nov 15, 2010 7:36 pm 
Offline
Grandfathered In
User avatar

Joined: Tue Oct 19, 2010 1:41 pm
Posts: 9602
Location: Seattle
dandirtyapes wrote:
FootFace wrote:
I should have made it clear that it contains only water and the absence of duck liver.

But... so do I...


Now we're getting somewhere.

_________________
Did somebody say Keep on rockin?


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: Cure yourself with the clinical absence of duck liver!
PostPosted: Mon Nov 15, 2010 7:39 pm 
Offline
Has it on Blue Vinyl
User avatar

Joined: Tue Oct 19, 2010 6:31 pm
Posts: 2134
Location: 510
It's a good thing I don't eat foie gras. I wouldn't want to OD on oscillococcinum. How embarrassing.


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: Cure yourself with the clinical absence of duck liver!
PostPosted: Mon Nov 15, 2010 7:45 pm 
Offline
Mispronounces Daiya
User avatar

Joined: Wed Oct 20, 2010 1:56 pm
Posts: 1464
mel c wrote:
It's a good thing I don't eat foie gras. I wouldn't want to OD on oscillococcinum. How embarrassing.


It's far less powerful in those high quantities anyway.

_________________
Like the beleaguered people of sub-Saharan Africa, I'll just go to Denny's. Solidarity!
-mumbles


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: Cure yourself with the clinical absence of duck liver!
PostPosted: Tue Nov 16, 2010 12:50 am 
Offline
Wrote Dissertation on Vegans, Meat, and the Deserted Island Question
User avatar

Joined: Wed Oct 20, 2010 9:21 pm
Posts: 1641
Location: Brisbane, Australia
Oh, homeopathy.

_________________
Mel makes vegan food


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: Cure yourself with the clinical absence of duck liver!
PostPosted: Tue Nov 16, 2010 10:18 am 
Offline
Should Spend More Time Helping the Animals
User avatar

Joined: Tue Oct 19, 2010 9:39 pm
Posts: 6003
So all vegan food should have the same effect as this product because it also contains the absence of duck liver!

_________________
"I'm no elephant, but now I want molasses." -Moon


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: Cure yourself with the clinical absence of duck liver!
PostPosted: Tue Nov 16, 2010 12:13 pm 
Offline
Trapped On A Desert Island With A Cow

Joined: Sun Nov 07, 2010 11:20 pm
Posts: 443
Location: Butler PA
Funny how almost 14 years ago an artical was put out saying this is just an over priced sugar pill. It is still causing controversy and people are still buying it!
I worked at CVS 5 years ago and all the pharmacists recommend this during the Airborn craze.

Another forum I'm on had a huge argument over how you "ingest" more duck just by walking near a duck pond and the vegans should get real. They didn't get how dumb they sounded. Especially since the forum is all about saving money.....I hope they didn't stock up on too much of this stuff when it was on sale.

_________________
poopiebitch wrote:
unless that vulva serves at least 50 people, I really hope that price is a joke.


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: Cure yourself with the clinical absence of duck liver!
PostPosted: Tue Nov 16, 2010 12:59 pm 
Offline
Grandfathered In
User avatar

Joined: Tue Oct 19, 2010 1:41 pm
Posts: 9602
Location: Seattle
Rhizopus Oligosporus wrote:
So all vegan food should have the same effect as this product because it also contains the absence of duck liver!


Yes, but the water in a homeopathic "medicine" was once in contact with the supposed medicinal substance and it remembers!

(But hasn't everything been in six-degrees contact with everything? Shouldn't everything be medicine by now?)

_________________
Did somebody say Keep on rockin?


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: Cure yourself with the clinical absence of duck liver!
PostPosted: Tue Nov 16, 2010 1:23 pm 
Offline
Trapped On A Desert Island With A Cow

Joined: Sun Nov 07, 2010 11:20 pm
Posts: 443
Location: Butler PA
FootFace wrote:
Rhizopus Oligosporus wrote:
So all vegan food should have the same effect as this product because it also contains the absence of duck liver!


Yes, but the water in a homeopathic "medicine" was once in contact with the supposed medicinal substance and it remembers!

(But hasn't everything been in six-degrees contact with everything? Shouldn't everything be medicine by now?)

We need to not even think about that cause that means every thing has been in contact with Gene Simmons too and I will barf at the thought of that!

_________________
poopiebitch wrote:
unless that vulva serves at least 50 people, I really hope that price is a joke.


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: Cure yourself with the clinical absence of duck liver!
PostPosted: Tue Nov 16, 2010 2:13 pm 
Online
Seagull of the PPK
User avatar

Joined: Tue Oct 19, 2010 6:46 pm
Posts: 8055
Location: Brasil
Puma wrote:
FootFace wrote:
Rhizopus Oligosporus wrote:
So all vegan food should have the same effect as this product because it also contains the absence of duck liver!


Yes, but the water in a homeopathic "medicine" was once in contact with the supposed medicinal substance and it remembers!

(But hasn't everything been in six-degrees contact with everything? Shouldn't everything be medicine by now?)

We need to not even think about that cause that means every thing has been in contact with Gene Simmons too and I will barf at the thought of that!

i was really getting into this thread until I slammed to a screeching halt into Gene Simmon's backside. Barforama.

_________________
Buddha says 'Meh'.--matwinser
I'm just a drunk who likes fruit. -- Desdemona


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: Cure yourself with the clinical absence of duck liver!
PostPosted: Wed Nov 17, 2010 6:47 am 
Offline
Wrote Dissertation on Vegans, Meat, and the Deserted Island Question
User avatar

Joined: Wed Oct 20, 2010 9:21 pm
Posts: 1641
Location: Brisbane, Australia
I nearly peed myself laughing because we have some of this in our medicine cabinet (belonging to my housemates). They are two brothers and their mum comes over and tells me I'm killing myself by eating tofu and the occasional drop of agave nectar, how she's going to have a 'free-range' turkey and egg nog for Christmas and how I should spray milk on my yet-to-be-planted zucchini. This is while her sons eat multiple fried eggs, devon and other processed meats and ramen noodles, all the time.

Sigh. I needed to get that out.

_________________
Mel makes vegan food


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: Cure yourself with the clinical absence of duck liver!
PostPosted: Wed Nov 17, 2010 9:57 pm 
Offline
Dildo Queen
User avatar

Joined: Wed Oct 20, 2010 11:47 pm
Posts: 1774
Location: ontario, canada.
Veglicious wrote:
and how I should spray milk on my yet-to-be-planted zucchini.

um. what?
all of this was odd but milk on zucchini?

oh i would go nuts, gtfo of my haus if you're coming here to criticise what i'm eating, 'specially when i'm saving lives you dildo!

_________________
Nothing raises awareness of D3 in soy milk like hardcore anal. - Erinnerung


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: Cure yourself with the clinical absence of duck liver!
PostPosted: Thu Nov 18, 2010 6:23 am 
Offline
Wrote Dissertation on Vegans, Meat, and the Deserted Island Question
User avatar

Joined: Wed Oct 20, 2010 9:21 pm
Posts: 1641
Location: Brisbane, Australia
semiautomatic wrote:
Veglicious wrote:
and how I should spray milk on my yet-to-be-planted zucchini.

um. what?
all of this was odd but milk on zucchini?

oh i would go nuts, gtfo of my haus if you're coming here to criticise what i'm eating, 'specially when i'm saving lives you dildo!

I've read about the milk thing before, for organic pest control etc. but obviously I'm going to try to find an alternative, plus I haven't had any problems with my little garden yet to need pest control and the zucchini isn't even planted.

_________________
Mel makes vegan food


Top
 Profile  
 
Display posts from previous:  Sort by  
Post new topic Reply to topic  [ 19 posts ] 

All times are UTC - 6 hours [ DST ]


Who is online

Users browsing this forum: No registered users and 2 guests


You cannot post new topics in this forum
You cannot reply to topics in this forum
You cannot edit your posts in this forum
You cannot delete your posts in this forum

Search for:
Jump to:  
Powered by phpBB © 2000, 2002, 2005, 2007 phpBB Group
Template made by DEVPPL/ThatBigForum and fancied up by What Cheer