Throughout the day I frequently visit social bookmarking sites and link aggregator sites to
waste pass the time. On these sites, users submit links to stories or articles that they find interesting, and other users visit and comment on the stories submitted. One of the most popular of these sites is Digg, and if you look at the bottom of this post you’ll see the icon for Digg. Click that button, and you will be taken to a page where you can submit this post as something interesting to share.
Anywho”¦today I was
screwin’ around perusing the stories at Digg, and I saw this headline “Milk is Bad for You,” and the link description read, “This is also not an alternative view. Thousands of doctors worldwide are speaking out about milk. It’s up to you to decide who to believe.”
Needless to say, that piqued my interest. My parents own a large dairy farm, and during a slow week I drink a gallon of milk every two days. I read the article, and as I had previously suspected, it was a piece of shit. You’ve probably read articles similar to it””we’re exploiting the cows, mad cow disease, we’re exploiting the poor cows, etc”¦.
But that’s not why I’m posting. I went into the comments section on Digg and I was amazed at the number of people that truly believe that milk is bad for you. Now, I understand that some people are lactose intolerant, and that milk is high in fat, but for those of us that can drink milk it’s a good source of calcium, vitamin D, and protein. There’s a good reason that milk has been the staple of breakfast tables for centuries.
What really pissed me off was the number of people that were making ill-informed, and blatantly incorrect, comments about a subject that they obviously didn’t know anything about. So, I got into an argument with one of them, and now I’m wondering why I even bothered.
You can go to the comments section of Digg here. My screen name at Digg is “hypermarkalan.” If you don’t feel like reading through all three hundred and some odd posts, and I don’t blame you if you don’t, hit ctrl-f and then type in my screen name. Keep hitting “find next” until you get to the long post that I wrote.
I don’t know why I get all bothered by the ignorance, and the stupidity, of others.
I have no ending to this, other than to say drink milk, because my parents could use the money.