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#2761 Old 05-05-2015, 04:24 AM
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#2762 Old 05-05-2015, 06:46 AM
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I think she meant "I need brains".

My usual answer: I have never heard a convincing reason to eat meat.
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#2763 Old 05-05-2015, 07:51 AM
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Just read a comment saying: "My brain needs the cholesterol". And yes, she was referring to the cholesterol found in animal foods. I laughed.
Oh my.
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Frankly, all of this article, http://nypost.com/2015/05/04/sustain...lling-cooking/

But mainly: "Depletion of the oceans and of certain land species is a serious issue, but I’m interested in sustaining my appetite, too."
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Just read a comment saying: "My brain needs the cholesterol". And yes, she was referring to the cholesterol found in animal foods. I laughed.
Um......Ooooooookaaaaaaayyyy...

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Frankly, all of this article, http://nypost.com/2015/05/04/sustain...lling-cooking/

But mainly: "Depletion of the oceans and of certain land species is a serious issue, but I’m interested in sustaining my appetite, too."
That article...
Frankly, people with crappy, ignorant opinions shouldn't be allowed to write opinion pieces.
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Frankly, all of this article, http://nypost.com/2015/05/04/sustain...lling-cooking/

But mainly: "Depletion of the oceans and of certain land species is a serious issue, but I’m interested in sustaining my appetite, too."
I can't even get properly angry over that. It reads like a parody! An out-of-touch old white food critic feels threatened by these new-fangled compassionate lifestyles? Boo hoo. I'll bet he can't wrap his mind around the idea of gay marriage, either.
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#2768 Old 05-06-2015, 05:26 AM
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People are not very bright. Though, some of the things that are newer no one understands. My friends took forever trying to explain current events/ pop culture.

Friend: you know what? I have no other way to explain this. I tried.
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He is kind of a dick, but you really can't hold it against him. Our culture is so into food and eating meat. This guy has no idea where his meat comes from and what is done in the process. It is total denial, but very true. If this guy had to watch how his meat is prepared I would think he would change his opinion a little.
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#2770 Old 05-07-2015, 08:42 AM
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my best friend tells me all the time that vegetarian diets are extremist, and "thank god" I eat cheese, "dont you dare go vegan!".

I bought rice milk yesterday, and when I put it in my cart she asked me "WTF is that?!". I said "its for my stomach. shut up".
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#2771 Old 05-07-2015, 08:59 AM
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my best friend tells me all the time that vegetarian diets are extremist, and "thank god" I eat cheese, "dont you dare go vegan!".

I bought rice milk yesterday, and when I put it in my cart she asked me "WTF is that?!". I said "its for my stomach. shut up".
Not much of a best friend, is she? My husband loves cheese but he knows how important animal rights are to me and he would never be disrespectful like that.
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#2772 Old 05-07-2015, 09:04 AM
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Not much of a best friend, is she? My husband loves cheese but he knows how important animal rights are to me and he would never be disrespectful like that.
She is a great friend, but she is averse to change as a rule. Since we became friends, (7 years ago) I have lost 70lbs and become a skinny-minnie, and become vegetarian. One more change might just kill her
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Frankly, all of this article, http://nypost.com/2015/05/04/sustain...lling-cooking/

But mainly: "Depletion of the oceans and of certain land species is a serious issue, but I’m interested in sustaining my appetite, too."
I'm just wondering why this git isn't writing for The Onion.
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Because then his stupidity would be taken as offensive truth by other idiots.
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I watched Cowspiracy with some friends yesterday. Firstly, WOW - I seriously recommend a watch!

Secondly, there's a scene where this guy chases after his ducks and grabs them by the neck, and it shows you the duck being put across the table and the guy cutting its head off. One of my friends later into the night replied, when I mentioned how I couldn't watch that bit, "Well I think it's fine he killed the duck - the duck had a great life and sometimes it's just something we need to do". I turned and said "That's the same as me killing you right now and thinking it's okay because we had fun together tonight. And my goodness, "something we need to do"? No, the duck didn't have to die." He shutup.

So sad when people use the "But they had a good life" line. Yeah, the duck had a good life until his HEAD WAS RIPPED AWAY FROM HIS BODY WITH A CLEAVER FOR UNNECESSARY HUMAN CONSUMPTION.

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I turned and said "That's the same as me killing you right now and thinking it's okay because we had fun together tonight.
I heard some kind of insects (spider or grashopper) do that.
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#2777 Old 05-14-2015, 04:33 AM
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Really? That's strange.
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I watched Cowspiracy with some friends yesterday. Firstly, WOW - I seriously recommend a watch!

Secondly, there's a scene where this guy chases after his ducks and grabs them by the neck, and it shows you the duck being put across the table and the guy cutting its head off. One of my friends later into the night replied, when I mentioned how I couldn't watch that bit, "Well I think it's fine he killed the duck - the duck had a great life and sometimes it's just something we need to do". I turned and said "That's the same as me killing you right now and thinking it's okay because we had fun together tonight. And my goodness, "something we need to do"? No, the duck didn't have to die." He shutup.

So sad when people use the "But they had a good life" line. Yeah, the duck had a good life until his HEAD WAS RIPPED AWAY FROM HIS BODY WITH A CLEAVER FOR UNNECESSARY HUMAN CONSUMPTION.
So much win there. Many of us have had "good lives" until tragedy strikes. Former happiness does not erase current despair.

" my kid had a great life, right up until I began beating him mercilessly "

Yeah, they had a great life, and you ended it early.
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So much win there. Many of us have had "good lives" until tragedy strikes. Former happiness does not erase current despair.

" my kid had a great life, right up until I began beating him mercilessly "

Yeah, they had a great life, and you ended it early.
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I turned and said "That's the same as me killing you right now and thinking it's okay because we had fun together tonight.


I heard some kind of insects (spider or grashopper) do that.

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Really? That's strange.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Spider_cannibalism
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I was cooking some vegetarian sausages in the kitchen at work this morning (I've been having a bad food day today, must get back on the veggies this weekend) and a lady in there said something like;

"Oh are they the Linda McCartney sausages? Are they any good we have the Quorn ones at home"

I said: "Yeah, they're really tasty, are you vegetarian yourself?"

"Oh God no, nothing like that, I just prefer the taste sometimes. No I'm not a vegetarian"

It felt as though I had offended her by suggesting she was a vegetarian...
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That's awful!
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I was cooking some vegetarian sausages in the kitchen at work this morning (I've been having a bad food day today, must get back on the veggies this weekend) and a lady in there said something like;

"Oh are they the Linda McCartney sausages? Are they any good we have the Quorn ones at home"

I said: "Yeah, they're really tasty, are you vegetarian yourself?"

"Oh God no, nothing like that, I just prefer the taste sometimes. No I'm not a vegetarian"

It felt as though I had offended her by suggesting she was a vegetarian...
You should've asked what was wrong with being a vegetarian...

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"We understand and agree that animals have rights and we care about them but we live in the real world."

- my best friend said that to me once; I don't see much of her now

"Why do you eat plants?"
- sure, the difference is so hard to see...

" You don't eat meat? Okay we can make you some chicken!"
- restaurant staff

" But animals taste sooo good!"

The list is endless. It's getting harder to tune them out.
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recently- "We have got to take you to this great pit BBQ place! Its just a hole in the wall, all about the meat, you know?" - a family member who knows I dont eat meat.
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I heard some kind of insects (spider or grashopper) do that.
That is where the Black Widow spider got her name.
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I really hope this post isn't offensive and if it is I will remove. But I was over my friends house the other day and she had on TLC and they were showing a marathon of my 600LB Life. The show is actually pretty disgusting at how it tries to shock you with these obese people. I think the idea of the show is horrible and very mean spirited. Anyway there was this one episode, where the woman is visiting the Dr. about the surgery and he asks her why she thought she put on so much weight and she says something along the lines because she likes potatoes too much and doesn't get enough protein. And in the beginning of the they show this woman eating things like Fried Chicken, Burgers, and other meats all containing protein so how could she not be getting enough? And to make matters worse the doctors was like with her telling her how good proteins are. What is wrong with recommending a vegetable and maybe fresh fruit?! This just blew my mind, more from the doctor than the patients. I understand they won't be vegan but recommending more animal protein and not veggies? Sorry I really hope this post doesn't cause offensive, I am not putting them down or making fun of their weight, I just couldn't believe what I was hearing from a doctor.
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it gets me really upset when people say that eating meat is a personal choice. It isn't. Not when others are forced to suffer and die for your choice. Even other veg*ns say that it is a personal choice.
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it gets me really upset when people say that eating meat is a personal choice. It isn't. Not when others are forced to suffer and die for your choice. Even other veg*ns say that it is a personal choice.

Since when is it a personal choiceto eat meat? Since advertisements are telling you that meat is (fill in whatever....).

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