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#2881 Old 03-20-2007, 06:09 AM
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My doctor while we were in Thursday.



"If you're vegan because you don't like the taste of meat, fine. If you're a vegan for ethics then you should know that more gophers get their heads lopped off by farmers than anything."



What does farmers killing gophers [accident or not] have to do with veganism?



First of all, Seb is right. Second of all, who is your doctor to say this? I hate it when doctors feel like they need to judge your personal moral decisions. It's completely disrespectful, doesn't foster a healthy doctor/patient relationship, and is none of his business. If you have a health issue related to your diet, then it is up to the doctor to either help you with that, or to refer you to a dietitian (preferably the latter). Otherwise, the doctor really needs to butt out.
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First of all, Seb is right. Second of all, who is your doctor to say this? I hate it when doctors feel like they need to judge your personal moral decisions. It's completely disrespectful, doesn't foster a healthy doctor/patient relationship, and is none of his business. If you have a health issue related to your diet, then it is up to the doctor to either help you with that, or to refer you to a dietitian (preferably the latter). Otherwise, the doctor really needs to butt out.



Agreed. I'm lucky, my doctor remained completely neutral, and asked that I see a nutritionist to make sure I was getting all of my nutrients.
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I was telling a friend that I wanted to start making my own face cleanser from apples, cucumbers, and tomatoes (a recipe from How it All Vegan), and she said "That sounds really, really gross."



Right. Way more disgusting than the ten million chemicals and animal products in commercial face wash...
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My doctor while we were in Thursday.



"If you're vegan because you don't like the taste of meat, fine. If you're a vegan for ethics then you should know that more gophers get their heads lopped off by farmers than anything."



What does farmers killing gophers [accident or not] have to do with veganism?

You should have looked him straight in the eye and said:



"you know, doc. If you're a doctor because you like money and prestige, fine, but if you're a doctor because you think you want to help people then you should know that medical mistakes kill hundreds of thousands of people every year."



That'd shut him up in a heartbeat.
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Mum (while reading my school report): You know Annie this is excellent but you really should eat meat otherwise youll lose all your brains.





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You should have looked him straight in the eye and said:



"you know, doc. If you're a doctor because you like money and prestige, fine, but if you're a doctor because you think you want to help people then you should know that medical mistakes kill hundreds of thousands of people every year."



That'd shut him up in a heartbeat.



Oh.. My.. Gosh... Oh.. My.. Gosh.... I can't stop laughing.... that is the perfect response! I wish I was that witty...
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So at my high school, I guess the enviormental club is trying to help out some third war country in Africa. I'm like, that's pretty cool, I'm going to donate some money when they come around. So they finally get to my homeroom class and he asks the class "Would anyone want to donate money to help get some cows and llamas?" None of us knew if he was kidding or not so someone asked and he explained that they were going to buy cows and llamas and send them to Africa (or somewhere) to people who needed them for milk.



I'm like WTF? My friend is about to donate a dollar and I actually reach over as he is about to put it in the envelope and snatch the dollar away. I threw it back at him (not like "crazy veg* person", but kind of like "just kidding around, but seriously WTF?" person. ) So anyways, I go into this extremely long talk into why they shouldn't do that, because there are so many other things that they could help out these people with that doesn't involve sacrificing animals lives. It was kinda cool because the people sitting around me were actually listening. I don't think that they were listening because they agreed with me, more so that they agreed that the whole idea was a little wacky .
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#2888 Old 03-20-2007, 10:07 PM
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None of us knew if he was kidding or not so someone asked and he explained that they were going to buy cows and llamas and send them to Africa (or somewhere) to people who needed them for milk.





Considering that the people are already starving without cattle and llamas(?!) to feed and that most Africans are lactose intolerant, this has to be one of the dumbest "solutions" to starvation short of sending them "I'm sorry that you're dying of kwashiorkor" Hallmark cards.



Of course, if you object, they'll just think it's because you're a crazy AR loony.
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I got this today: "No one eats chicken FLESH. Most people prefer chicken MEAT. I know there probably isn't a difference to you, but I felt I needed to mention it."



I'd like to know what exactly he thought chicken meat is if it's not flesh?

"Through the centuries, we have projected onto the wolf the qualities we most despise and fear in ourselves." ~ Barry Lopez.
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I got this today: "No one eats chicken FLESH. Most people prefer chicken MEAT. I know there probably isn't a difference to you, but I felt I needed to mention it."



I'd like to know what exactly he thought chicken meat is if it's not flesh?



He was probably saying skin is flesh, while the muscle is the meat. That's what I used to think. And I NEVER ate chicken skin. GROSS.
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The definition of meat IS the FLESH of an animal used for food. Tell them to use a dictionary.
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Oh, I just loved the one I got today.



Every day I eat lunch with my omnivore friend who brings up my veganism at least twice a day. It's not in a mean way or anything, just she thinks that it's weird, but she's nice about it. Today for lunch I brought in some homemade baked french fries for her. She and I were sitting together and I leaned over and ate a french fry. And then another.



Friend: What are you doing? *Looks horrified.*

Me: ... Eating a french fry.

Friend: You're vegan! You can't eat that! (I've long since given up on trying to explain the diference between "can't" and "choose not to" to her. )

Me: Um....... why?

Friend: Because those are made with potato... oh.



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How about......



Aren't your shoes leather?



What do you think about deer overpopulation?



But you eat chicken, right?



Don't the vegetables hurt when you cut them?

But how do you know?

What if they really feel pain?

How do you know?
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Oh, I just loved the one I got today.



Every day I eat lunch with my omnivore friend who brings up my veganism at least twice a day. It's not in a mean way or anything, just she thinks that it's weird, but she's nice about it. Today for lunch I brought in some homemade baked french fries for her. She and I were sitting together and I leaned over and ate a french fry. And then another.



Friend: What are you doing? *Looks horrified.*

Me: ... Eating a french fry.

Friend: You're vegan! You can't eat that! (I've long since given up on trying to explain the diference between "can't" and "choose not to" to her. )

Me: Um....... why?

Friend: Because those are made with potato... oh.






I just read this to my 10 year old daughter(who btw is still omni), and looked at me with an astounded look on her face.
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Oh, I just loved the one I got today.



Every day I eat lunch with my omnivore friend who brings up my veganism at least twice a day. It's not in a mean way or anything, just she thinks that it's weird, but she's nice about it. Today for lunch I brought in some homemade baked french fries for her. She and I were sitting together and I leaned over and ate a french fry. And then another.



Friend: What are you doing? *Looks horrified.*

Me: ... Eating a french fry.

Friend: You're vegan! You can't eat that! (I've long since given up on trying to explain the diference between "can't" and "choose not to" to her. )

Me: Um....... why?

Friend: Because those are made with potato... oh.




Lol, that's funny.
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Burger King's ads told us that in order to be a macho male you need to eat meat. Now, Quizno's new ads are saying that you need meat to be womanly.



A new ad shows two young women biting into some kind of BBQ rib sub. "It's not lacking any meat! That's what real women need!" says one, and then gives the goofiest laugh imaginable.



So there you go. If you want to be a manly real woman, you better eat COWS and PIGS right now!




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Yeah, I noticed that. It means we're doing a pretty darn good job.





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Burger King's ads told us that in order to be a macho male you need to eat meat. Now, Quizno's new ads are saying that you need meat to be womanly.



A new ad shows two young women biting into some kind of BBQ rib sub. "It's not lacking any meat! That's what real women need!" says one, and then gives the goofiest laugh imaginable.



So there you go. If you want to be a manly real woman, you better eat COWS and PIGS right now!




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Burger King's ads told us that in order to be a macho male you need to eat meat. Now, Quizno's new ads are saying that you need meat to be womanly.



A new ad shows two young women biting into some kind of BBQ rib sub. "It's not lacking any meat! That's what real women need!" says one, and then gives the goofiest laugh imaginable.



So there you go. If you want to be a manly real woman, you better eat COWS and PIGS right now!






i found that to be a very odd advertising angle myself
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My friend: You are only allowed to eat 2 serves of fruit and five serves of veggies a day, and no more than that.



Me: Why is that?



My friend: Because weight watchers told me it makes you put on weight if you eat more.



Me: People don't get fat eating fruit and veggies. Besides, what would I eat all day as a veggie?



My friend: Weight watchers says you can't eat more. It makes you overweight.



Me: But look at me, I'm not fat.



My friend: We are not allowed, ok?
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My friend: You are only allowed to eat 2 serves of fruit and five serves of veggies a day, and no more than that.



Me: Why is that?



My friend: Because weight watchers told me it makes you put on weight if you eat more.



Me: People don't get fat eating fruit and veggies. Besides, what would I eat all day as a veggie?



My friend: Weight watchers says you can't eat more. It makes you overweight.



Me: But look at me, I'm not fat.



My friend: We are not allowed, ok?

Lol, as if an extra forty calories is going to lead to weight gain. And what about celery? Celery has negative calories because it takes more energy to digest it then celery has in the first place.
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My friend: You are only allowed to eat 2 serves of fruit and five serves of veggies a day, and no more than that.



Me: Why is that?



My friend: Because weight watchers told me it makes you put on weight if you eat more.



Me: People don't get fat eating fruit and veggies. Besides, what would I eat all day as a veggie?



My friend: Weight watchers says you can't eat more. It makes you overweight.



Me: But look at me, I'm not fat.



My friend: We are not allowed, ok?





Sorry, but your friend is dead wrong. You'd have to eat a LOT of fruit and veggies to gain any significant weight from them (unless you're eating a lot of avocados!). There are so many important substances in fruits & veggies that protect us from disease that we should be eating 5-10 servings a day.



But.. I think you already knew that
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My friend: You are only allowed to eat 2 serves of fruit and five serves of veggies a day, and no more than that.



Me: Why is that?



My friend: Because weight watchers told me it makes you put on weight if you eat more.



Me: People don't get fat eating fruit and veggies. Besides, what would I eat all day as a veggie?



My friend: Weight watchers says you can't eat more. It makes you overweight.



Me: But look at me, I'm not fat.



My friend: We are not allowed, ok?



Your friend is obviously not taking overall consumption into account here. Also, the sky is blue.
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This is more funny than stupid, but last night I was at a potluck, and of course it came out that I'm vegan because I wasn't eating anything except the stuff that I brought, and one girl asked me, "Are you vegan, like, all the time?" If I wasn't vegan all the time I wouldn't be vegan at all...
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I have an omni friend who takes joy in trying to stick meat in my mouth.



And also today I was sitting at lunch this guy was flinging jello around and



Me: ewww jello!

Omni: What is wrong with jello

Me; It is make of cow hoofs

Omni: No its not.

Me: yes it is, why do you think I dont eat it?

Omni: cause you are a stupid ginger vegetarian.

Me:What do you think jello is made of then?

Omni: ............Not cow hoofs.

Jello flinging omni(who has been listinging to the whole conversation):Are you a vegetarian?
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I have an omni friend who takes joy in trying to stick meat in my mouth.



And also today I was sitting at lunch this guy was flinging jello around and



Me: ewww jello!

Omni: What is wrong with jello

Me; It is make of cow hoofs

Omni: No its not.

Me: yes it is, why do you think I dont eat it?

Omni: cause you are a stupid ginger vegetarian.

Me:What do you think jello is made of then?

Omni: ............Not cow hoofs.

Jello flinging omni(who has been listinging to the whole conversation):Are you a vegetarian?





I imagine you having immense wells of patience. I would never call someone who did that to me a friend.
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Ugh. I just had this conversation with my 11-year-old sister.



Her: It sucks that you have to make your own lunch.

Me: It doesn't matter to me.

Her: *takes container of cooked ground beef out of the fridge*

Me: *doesn't comment on it*

Her: Mmmm, this is sooooo good. *opens mouth and chews the meat* I bet you want someeee.

Me: No, it's disgusting.

Her: You're so stupid.

Me: Why, because I don't want to eat the flesh off of an animal?

Her: Yes, that's what cows are made for.

Me: Who's to say that's what they're made for?

Her: What else are they for?



Later on...



Me: If you read anything online about it, you'd chose to stop eating meat.

Her: So that's why I'm not going to read anything.

Me: So you want to be ignorant?

Her: Yep. And by the way, you're not a vegetarian if you drink milk.

Me: *gives up*
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My friend: You are only allowed to eat 2 serves of fruit and five serves of veggies a day, and no more than that.



Me: Why is that?



My friend: Because weight watchers told me it makes you put on weight if you eat more.



Me: People don't get fat eating fruit and veggies. Besides, what would I eat all day as a veggie?



My friend: Weight watchers says you can't eat more. It makes you overweight.



Me: But look at me, I'm not fat.



My friend: We are not allowed, ok?



Actually, if you eat too much of certian fruits and veggies, you can die of STARVATION!!! However, you would have to eat A LOT
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Wow. I didn't know that. which ones?
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Ugh. I just had this conversation with my 11-year-old sister.



Her: It sucks that you have to make your own lunch.

Me: It doesn't matter to me.

Her: *takes container of cooked ground beef out of the fridge*

Me: *doesn't comment on it*

Her: Mmmm, this is sooooo good. *opens mouth and chews the meat* I bet you want someeee.

Me: No, it's disgusting.

Her: You're so stupid.

Me: Why, because I don't want to eat the flesh off of an animal?

Her: Yes, that's what cows are made for.

Me: Who's to say that's what they're made for?

Her: What else are they for?



Later on...



Me: If you read anything online about it, you'd chose to stop eating meat.

Her: So that's why I'm not going to read anything.

Me: So you want to be ignorant?

Her: Yep. And by the way, you're not a vegetarian if you drink milk.

Me: *gives up*



To many, ignorance is bliss... sad really!
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Ugh. I just had this conversation with my 11-year-old sister.



Her: It sucks that you have to make your own lunch.

Me: It doesn't matter to me.

Her: *takes container of cooked ground beef out of the fridge*

Me: *doesn't comment on it*

Her: Mmmm, this is sooooo good. *opens mouth and chews the meat* I bet you want someeee.

Me: No, it's disgusting.

Her: You're so stupid.

Me: Why, because I don't want to eat the flesh off of an animal?

Her: Yes, that's what cows are made for.

Me: Who's to say that's what they're made for?

Her: What else are they for?



Later on...



Me: If you read anything online about it, you'd chose to stop eating meat.

Her: So that's why I'm not going to read anything.

Me: So you want to be ignorant?

Her: Yep. And by the way, you're not a vegetarian if you drink milk.

Me: *gives up*





Reminds me of the conversation I had awhile ago with my sister. I felt like yelling at her, and smacking her across the face.
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