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#1 Old 09-07-2003, 06:59 PM
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This is the thread where you unabashedly show how little you know of the world by asking questions that you really feel you should know the answer to.



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Okay, I've seen these oval bumper stickers on various cars with various letters. My stupid question is, what are they? How did they originate?



And let me just add, have you ever tried to get to sleep with "Bang-A-Boomerang" stuck in your head? HELL.
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#2 Old 09-07-2003, 07:46 PM
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They *usually* stand for a country! I think its kind of lame myself. I've also known people to have them for bands.



And.. I don't know what bang a boomerang is.

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They *usually* stand for a country! I think its kind of lame myself. I've also known people to have them for bands.



And.. I don't know what bang a boomerang is.



Ahhh, that makes sense. Thank you!



"Bang-A-Boomerang" is an ABBA song. Viciously catchy.
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#4 Old 09-08-2003, 11:19 AM
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i like those bumper stickers



i can't think of a stupid question right now. i know i have some i just can't think of any, i'll try to post one later

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Ok... this is really stupid, so please forgive me and my lack of computer speak typing talking



Is there a difference b/w veg*n and vegan?? Or is the * there just to make the word look cute and fun?? Bcuz it seems like more work to hold shift and press 8 than just to hit a
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veg*n means vegetarian or vegan
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My stupid question: How is "animal welfare" different from "animal rights"?
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Ok... this is really stupid, so please forgive me and my lack of computer speak typing talking



Is there a difference b/w veg*n and vegan?? Or is the * there just to make the word look cute and fun?? Bcuz it seems like more work to hold shift and press 8 than just to hit a





Veg*n is referring to diet only.. as in you eat a vegan diet, but do not necessarily live a vegan lifestyle..



that is how i have always understood veg*n.
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I Europe those bumper stickers are (or at least used to be) mandatory. You could get fined if you didn't have them.
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They stand for the country in which the vehicle is licensed. When I was stationed in Germany in the 70's if you had a POV (Privately Owned Vehicle) you had to have the oval "D" sticker (D for Deutzland). In England it was "GBR". France was "F" (I think...it's been a loooonnnngggg time...).
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Tom,



AR has the goal of liberating animals from human exploitation, or to put it differently, to end *all* human activities that unnecessarily exploit or hurt animals (meat, fur, circuses, etc).



PeTA's simple founding principle is that "animals are not ours to eat, wear, experiment on, or use for entertainment". They have the right to live and live their own lives just as humans. It is wrong to think that they are here for us, that we own them, that we have the right to enslave them for our pleasure, just because we have more brain cells than them. We share the planet with all other living beings and we should recognize that. We *should* take what we need to live well, but exploitating sentient beings is clearly not something that is necessary to do so.



AW is not necessarily against the exploitation, slaughter etc. of animals for our pleasure, its goal is rather the "humane" treatment of animals in the process (whatever that means). You can be an omni and pro AW.



AR and AW are somewhat overlapping, and can have similar short term goals and strategies, but they are quite distinct concepts. A common misconception is that AW is a subset of AR, which it is NOT.
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Here is my stupid question: I haven't been on VB as much as I was before, and I see photos of Miss Meg and Oatmeal together, looking cute as ever, and I'm reading mushy posts between them. Does this mean they're a couple? Or a couple of mushy friends?
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Here is my stupid question: I haven't been on VB as much as I was before, and I see photos of Miss Meg and Oatmeal together, looking cute as ever, and I'm reading mushy posts between them. Does this mean they're a couple? Or a couple of mushy friends?



yah we are a couple........................a couple of nuts





ok the real answer is....................................it's a secret
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Thanks, Oatmeal!



That was what I was guessing, but nice to have it clearly explained.



Blessings, Tom
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In reply to Miss Meg:



I'm jealous! Could we like cat fight or something? hehe
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I'm jealous!



isn't everyone?
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I'm jealous! Could we like cat fight or something? hehe







ok but I will warn you, I fight like a girl, so you better watch out



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ok the real answer is....................................it's a secret





a really obvious secret.
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Okay, I've seen these oval bumper stickers on various cars with various letters. My stupid question is, what are they? How did they originate?



This is also the fashion in the US too, but they tend to stand for the town inwhich the person lives. Where I lived in San Diego was a community called Ocean Beach. So people would have the little sticker with an OB on it.
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This is also the fashion in the US too, but they tend to stand for the town inwhich the person lives. Where I lived in San Diego was a community called Ocean Beach. So people would have the little sticker with an OB on it.



so that's where you got your yahoo name from!



right?
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hehe yep.
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There are tons of those stickers in Vermont! They're green and white wtih a VT.



I want to know where to go to register to vote.
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to a voter registration desk.
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you can at the DMV..
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im cali they had registration desks outside of target and walmart and pretty much any big store.
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I live in Louisiana. If you find anything outside of Walmart here it's probably a car with a dog locked inside.
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Have you ever dancwed with the Devil in the pale moon light?
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OK Ms Meg-- I'm gettin ready--Flagpole 3 o'clock! hehe

*throws down backpack*
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OK Ms Meg-- I'm gettin ready--Flagpole 3 o'clock! hehe

*throws down backpack*





*gathers together all her peeps*



*bites the head off the purple chick*



*spits out the head because she remembers peeps are NOT vegan*





ok 808veggie I'm ready to rumble
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Okay, I have a stupid question.



I want to print a bunch of image files, but I don't want to print each one on a separate piece of paper. They're small and I don't want to be wasteful. Do I have to insert them into a Word document or something? Or is there an easier way?
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