Meat-vegetarian political conflict in Dutch Utrecht


This 6 March 2016 video by Elle from the Netherlands says about itself:

In this vlog you can see that we vegans only eat salad … no, just kidding! In this vlog I travelled to Utrecht and went to Veggieworld. There is a lot of vegan junk food there and awesome people. Hamburgers, cakes, candy, wraps and a whole lot more.

Dutch NOS TV reports today on a conflict in the local government of Utrecht city in the Netherlands.

The city executive is a coalition of various parties, including the VVD (pro-Big Business), D66 (also pro-Big Business, but not as anti-environment as the VVD), and GroenLinks (Green Left).

Recently, the opposition PvdD (Party for the Animals) moved in the council meeting that at all local government events at least 50% of all snacks should be vegan or vegetarian. To the surprise of many people, at the meeting last Thursday executive coalition parties D66 and GroenLinks voted for the PvdD motion, meaning there was a majority in favour of it.

The VVD is now angry, and the coalition may be in trouble.

Vegan Mexican burrito recipe, and Trump


This video from the USA says about itself:

Vegan Burrito in 5 Minutes! | Happy Heart Friendly

30 December 2016

It goes without saying that burritos are all the rage these days, so in a bid to ensure that our Happy Heart participants don’t miss out on the fiery fun, we’ve made a recipe that’s seriously tasty but also insanely low in calories, fat and sugar! BOOM! Give it a try and let us know what you think!

Full recipe here.

However, burritos are NOT all the rage for new United States President Donald Trump.

From Waterford Whispers News in Ireland (satire; however, it often turns out that Trump makes satire reality):

Trump Demands Burritos Be Renamed “Freedom Wraps”

January 26, 2017

AS relations between the US and Mexico continue to crumble over the onerous issue of immigration and ‘the wall’, President Donald Trump has demanded that a range of Mexican foodstuffs be renamed to be ‘more patriotic’.

Taking example from the 2003 incident in which France opposed the US on the invasion of Iraq, leading to the White House cafeteria changing the names of french fries to ‘freedom fries’, Trump has decreed that burritos will now be known as ‘freedom wraps’, fajitas will be known as ‘freedom wraps’, quesadillas will be known as ‘freedom wraps’, and tacos will be known as ‘crunchy freedom wraps’.

As thousands of tex-mex restaurants prepared to change their description to just ‘tex’, Trump went on to denounce anyone who still refers to freedom wraps as ‘burritos’ to be ‘among the most unpatriotic, dangerous people in the country’.

“If the president says that they’re freedom wraps, then they’re freedom wraps. Period,” said White House press secretary Sean Spicer, drinking Gaviscon straight out of the bottle.

“Let’s just not question these things, okay? You can be one of two things; a red-blooded American enjoying a spicy, meat-and-cheese-filled freedom wrap, or a dirty flag-burning communist eating a burrito. Which would you like to be, eh? I thought so”.

Furthermore, Trump went on to declare that popular cartoon rodent Speedy Gonzales would be known as ‘Speedy Jones’ from now on.

Jewish girl’s birthday ruined by nazi cupcakes


This video from the USA says about itself:

Teens bring cupcakes with SWASTIKAS to Jewish girl’s birthday

30 November 2016

►Facebook post showing cupcake swastika goes viral
►Arizona woman’s friend posted the image on her Facebook page
►The girls who brought the cupcakes knew of the symbol’s meaning
►Anti-Defamation League asks parents to educate kids about Holocaust

By David Moye in the USA:

Jewish Teen’s Birthday Ruined As Friends Make Swastika Cupcakes

The girls who frosted the cupcakes said they were trying to be funny.

11/29/2016 06:34 pm ET

An Arizona mother said she hopes cruel birthday cupcakes given to her teenage daughter will become a “teachable moment” about the horrors of the Holocaust.

Deborah Muller, of Paradise Valley, said her daughter’s 14th birthday party this month included cupcakes that guests were allowed to frost. Two girls, who Muller said are friends of her daughter, decorated cupcakes with chocolate swastikas, even though the birthday girl is Jewish, according to KPNX-TV.

Muller said in a now-deleted Facebook post that the girls told her they did it to “be funny.” She said the teens all recently learned about the Holocaust in school, and were aware of the symbol’s meaning.

The girls uploaded photos of the swastika cupcake to Snapchat, according to Phoenix New Times. …

Phoenix New Times reports Muller contacted parents of the teens responsible for the tasteless frosting, then shared a photo of the cupcakes on Facebook with this comment:

I thought long and hard about writing this, but you know, it’s better to lose some aquaintences than remain silent. This is not a political post, but I believe this has EVERYTHING to do with the political environment we’re now living in. I think everyone who knows me knows i don’t “have an agenda”.

… I truly hope from the bottom of my heart that our prez elect can bring this cracked country together. Incidents of awful racist, misogynistic, anti-semitic, etc. behavior are skyrocketing — you see it in posts that have been forwarded or news stories, but it always happens “somewhere else” or “not in my backyard”.

Well how about it happening right in YOUR OWN HOUSE? By your 14 year old daughter’s “friends”. At her own birthday party last night? At what should’ve been a really happy occassion, there were charades, name that tune games, a viewing of the Princess Bride, pizza, Polaroiding, gift opening and cupcake decorating. I was upstairs hiding with the dogs b/c I believe 14 year olds don’t need to be babysat while putting sprinkles on cupcakes.

Well, this apparently happened (I only found out about it this morning). Let me tell you that I am Jewish, my daughter is Jewish, there was another Jewish girl at the party as well as many other girls of different religions who don’t have a negative bone in their bodies. But then there were the two girls who created this. Why? Is this funny? Is this right? Is this nice to do at another person’s party in another person’s house? Are the lids to human kindness and decency ripped off so permanently that this can happen to YOUR kid in YOUR house? Just something to think about and maybe have a discussion with your children about certain actions.

Sightings of swastikas and other symbols of hate have surged since Donald Trump’s election victory. On Nov. 12, someone drew a swastika on four dormitory doors at New York City’s New School. Six days later, a Brooklyn park named in honor of Beastie Boy Adam Yauch was desecrated with swastikas and pro-Trump graffiti.

The day after the election, two swastikas were spray-painted on a building in Philadelphia, according to Mic.com.

Donald Trump Is Already Having A Horrible Impact On America’s Schools, According To New Report. Educators around the country have reported extensive bullying, fear among their students and offensive graffiti: here.

An image from the new Southern Poverty Law Center report, which details school bullying after the election