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#1 Old 06-06-2010, 01:53 PM
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My name's Josh. I'm from a rural area of Middle Tennessee where vegetarianism and animal rights are not wide spread. Despite this I became a vegan in early 2005, after becoming educated about the issues surrounding it over the course of about a half a year. I had a couple of false starts, and stumbled a time or two since, but I've basically been vegan for going on six years now. I am 25, and a high school graduate who works for a living. I have not yet pursued higher education, although it's on my to do list. I've recently become much more interested in the vegan outreach program for raising awareness about factory farm issues and have been contributing monetarily to that campaign. In my spare time I very much enjoy reading, working out, playing video games, and music - especially positive punk and hardcore bands.



I also enjoy long walks on the beaches...no, not really.

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#2 Old 06-06-2010, 02:05 PM
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Hello and welcome aboard!

Wheresoever you go, go with all your heart. -Confucius
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#4 Old 06-06-2010, 04:37 PM
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Thank you very much.

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#5 Old 06-06-2010, 06:02 PM
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Welcome, Josh!

Click here to visit my webpage! http://astrotidbits.blogspot.com/
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#6 Old 06-06-2010, 06:34 PM
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Well gee thankya.

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#7 Old 06-07-2010, 02:17 AM
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My usual answer: I have never heard a convincing reason to eat meat.
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#8 Old 06-07-2010, 12:02 PM
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Hi, Josh.



I live in Nashville/Brentwood. If you want to tell me where exactly you live in Middle TN and how far you are from Nashville, post here or PM me.



An interesting website for you to visit might be



http://TheTravelingVegetarian.tv



Yvonne Smith is a vegan and made the cover of The Nashville Scene newspaper. She hosts a TV show among other things.
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#9 Old 06-08-2010, 10:35 AM
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I live in Smith County. I may be more comfortable further specifying later, in the Tennessee section, after I've talked to some of you a bit. The area I live in isn't a veggie hot spot. Besides my mom and me I don't know any others, although I went to high school with one or two. In Cookeville and Murfreesboro there are big veggie scenes, usually tied in the the alternative music scenes and colleges in those towns. I'm in a small rural area roughly halfway between those two college towns. I do come from the same community as Al Gore, so you'd think there'd be more progressive ideas here but oh well.

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