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A Refreshing Glass of Cow Urine?

I’m fully supportive of India giving the water-thieving soda corporations the boot, but cow urine as a replacement to soda? The article below states that the beverage is being launched as a way to cleanse India of foreign influence. I get that. But what bothers me – more than the idea of drinking the urine of an animal – is the reference cited to how urine is traditionally used:

…cow urine and dung are often consumed in rituals to “purify” those on the bottom rungs of the Hindu caste system. Note in the article the the group promoting this has also been accused of killing Christians and assaulting women. Good reason to boycott both the bovine urine as well as coca-cola and pepsi.

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India to launch cow urine as soft drink (no, we’re not taking the p***)

Does your Pepsi lack pep? Is your Coke not the real thing? India’s Hindu nationalist movement apparently has the answer: a new soft drink made from cow urine.

The bovine brew is in the final stages of development by the Cow Protection Department of the Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh (RSS), India’s biggest and oldest Hindu nationalist group, according to the man who makes it.

Om Prakash, the head of the department, said the drink – called “gau jal”, or “cow water” – in Sanskrit was undergoing laboratory tests and would be launched “very soon, maybe by the end of this year”.

“Don’t worry, it won’t smell like urine and will be tasty too,” he told The Times from his headquarters in Hardwar, one of four holy cities on the River Ganges. “Its USP will be that it’s going to be very healthy. It won’t be like carbonated drinks and would be devoid of any toxins.”

The drink is the latest attempt by the RSS – which was founded in 1925 and now claims eight million members – to cleanse India of foreign influence and promote its ideology of Hindutva, or Hindu-ness.Full Story

Related Story: “Loose” women to send knickers to Hindu group

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War Really *IS* Over – If We Want it to be!

Stop Participating in the Madness of War with the Choices that you Make:

*No vaccines – Immunization is achieved through a healthy, wholesome diet. Research the deleterious effects of vaccinations, making an informed decision before submitting to them.
*No fluoride – It doesn’t protect your teeth, it sheaths your mind so you cannot think properly.
*No anti-mind drugs – Stop covering up states of depression or bi-polar with mind-altering drugs that skew judgement and further disrupt the neurotransmitters. Stop drugging children!
*No junk food – Get off all fast food, discontinue packaged man-made foods and eat what comes from the earth. Try to eat vegetarian and organically grown foods – Get digging that garden plot
*No paying taxes that fund wars that kill innocent people in faraway lands rich with resources
*No sending children to war
*Turn off that TV and free your mind of the propaganda it spews. Use the time to read, visit, dream, be…
*Question Authority. It’s our right, responsibility and is the only way to evolve. To blindly follow can lead one to dark places.
*Religion that preaches separation, war, hate does not originate from a true spiritual source. Find a personal path where love and unity are practiced on a daily, continual basis.
*Stand up and speak out about that which is wrong – actively participate in subverting the paradigm
*No senseless shopping – consume only that which is needed, buying fair trade items as much as possible. Boycott Wal-mart, Nike, Adidas, and all other corporations that we know are exploitive of people and the planet.
*Don’t get stuck in the ‘glamour trap’. Trash all forms of manipulation that keep women and men beLIEving the myth of beauty. Beauty is in the heart that loves without conditions, in a critically thinking mind, in a life lived with integrity.
*Love women, all women, by refusing to exploit their sexual bodies. Pornography keeps women (and men) oppressed and feeds the sick system with obscene amounts of revenue.
*Love the Earth as your Mother who provides us a rich bounty of life. Use chemical-free products and live simply so that others may simply live.
*Arms are for hugging. Love instead of Hate. Barriers between people, states, nations only exist in our controlled minds. Celebrate rather than denigrate people that are different (we’re all different!). Marvel at different skin tones, features, languages, customs.

Love, just Love…