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Kindofeclipsed 11-23-2012 03:56 PM

Actually, when I was younger I thought that in special diet names like pescatarian, it meant vegetarian + fish (I know it's paradoxical, but there you go).

And a lot of vegetarian products are labelled "ovo-lacto-vegetarian" in my local supermarket, which is sort of redundant. Therefore I imagined that vegetariands didn't eat eggs or milk.


There's a lot of wrong info out there, it's easy for some to get confused :P

holothuroidea 11-23-2012 07:57 PM

Originally Posted by 4everaspirit View Post

That comment would have made me so mad. I would have left the room too and gave them the silent treatment (as I have done with a few friends who said somethings VERY out of line), but first asking them how "useful" they think they really are to society if they want to play that game. Why does it matter how "useful" you are to society, why don't you just matter because you are you?


I just could never entertain the notion that a being has "worth" or "use" in any kind of context. The thought of quantifying and categorizing a life based on it's "usefulness"... it makes my head explode. It makes absolutely zero sense.

Blobbenstein 11-23-2012 08:14 PM

well, I grew up with the environmental message that I was just a drain on this planet, so I can understand how some people would find the usefulness of something or someone(some animal) important.
If you are going to keep animals then you are going to have to feed them, and that will have some negative environmental impact on this planet.

If I won the lottery, I would like to keep pigs and chickens etc. just to show to myself that they don't need to be exploited to have value.

peace 11-26-2012 08:44 AM

This past weekend I saw a dead deer strapped to a beige minivan. I thought, "Buddy, shooting all of the deer in the woods isn't  going to make up for that lame-o ride."

Fromper 11-26-2012 09:12 AM

Beige... minivan??? Isn't that redundant?


Puppet Master 11-26-2012 12:49 PM

Fish is fine for vegetarians because it's considered an alternative not a meat. If you're a vegan though, then you can't eat fish
No no.
also just to make sure you have enough proteins, you should occasionally eat some fish and or meat something like once every 5 months or so, just to give yourself a occasional protein and cholesterol shot. Its what my dad does, of course if your very serious about it you can not do it, its just better than taking protein pills and such.
No no no no no NO.

Diamond 11-26-2012 01:00 PM

"I think those people [veg*ns] have fooled themselves into believing that what they eat [meat substitutes] tastes like the real thing. That's the only reason I can see why they're able to stick to their diet." dizzy2.gif

Auxin 11-26-2012 01:28 PM

you should occasionally eat some fish and or meat... to give yourself a occasional protein and cholesterol shot




I've encountered that before, people who think folks need cholesterol and a fairly large amount of salt. I think the reason is the clumsy way the RDA is structured. Most RDA's refer to the recommended daily intake, but a few refer to the recommended maximum daily intake. However the labels never say that, so people actually think they need cholesterol in their diet and need a fairly large dose of salt every day, year round.

Fromper 11-26-2012 02:56 PM

Whereas I just take in a large dose of salt every day because I'm addicted to potato chips.

"Hi, I'm Fromper, and I'm a junk-food-holic."


danakscully64 11-26-2012 10:12 PM

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