'Lo Corny and thanjks for the opportuniuty to have a whole topic devoted to me favourite subject. ME!
Originally Posted by cornsail
How's the vending machine business?
Absolutely cool in my niche of the market matey and just to elaborate on that a little ..
My niche is that I pick up second hand vending machines for very little money and fix 'em up. I then put the machines out, free of charge, subject to the client being willing to pay a premium price for the products the machine sell. All revenue is mine. No commissions or royalties to the client.
On average my recoup of intitial costs takes about 3-4 months at worst. After that the machines need maybe 1-2 hours attention per month and, apart from that, they just make me money while I muck around on the forum, play Zombies and sleep.
How do you feel about the royals?
A travesty! An abomination! An insult to democracy! An offence against any and all principles that I could possibly give a toss about!
Nothing against them personaly, mind. Wouldn't wish 'em harm or owt. Just remove ALL insititutional position and priveledge from the beggars and let them stand or fall on their merits alone.
To be fair, they do have a 'brand' that, without robbing and plundering by the civil list, should be able to keep 'em all millionaires for generations to come.
How did you become vegan?
Well, on the forum from which I got a life ban, I used to taunt the meat eaters a lot. Would refer to them as MMM's (Muddy Minded Meaters) all ths time and mock the dumbass stuff that meat eaters come up with as being due to the the meat they eat having 'muddied' their minds. Made quite a bit of play on the theme that in certain aspects of thinking that ditching the meat is often reported by veg-heads to have improved their clarity of mind.
Anyways .. Forum had one very intelligent vegan who suggested to me that ditching all animals products provides about the same increase in clarity of thinking again. Tried it. Never went back.
The 'clarity boost', I have come to believe, is what the Buddha was talking of when he said "Meat is the obstacle to great compassion", btw.
Not so much that anything is added to the mind. More that something (self interest) which impedes the mind from thinking clearly on compassionate matters is simply taken away.