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#1 Old 10-01-2004, 10:43 PM
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Hello. I am new to vegetarianism, I just made the switch at the beginning of the month. I did so mostly for animal rights reasons. I am currently still eating some fish, but I plan on phasing this out too.

My boyfriend and I have been eating very little meat in our diet for two years, but mostly because it was so expensive. I have a lot of veg friends, who chose this for varying reasons. But they only helped mildly in my decision. In the past I just thought it would be too hard, because the truth is I like meat a lot. It has been hard. I am considering the possibility of eating a range turkey for thanksgiving, once in awhile meat coming from humane farms. But yet this isn't consistent with how I feel, and the reasons I want to commit to a vegetarian diet.

As you can see, I am bit confused about all the contradicting thoughts I find in my head, and also in my stomach. Hopefully, I can stay strong and continue with a commitment to respect all life, a choice I know is right in my heart and head (even if now and then my stomach growls.)

If anyone reads my long ramble, and knows any veggies from SD, especially central ( I am in Pierre), please connect us. For anyone who knows anything about SD, its kind of a lonely place to be a veggie, considering we have highway signs that say "South Dakotans dislike all animal activism" and other BS like that. I did check out the local forums already, and it looks like no one from SD has posted there since last year. I will keep combing the sight for any sign of SD veggies. Thanks for having this great site.

PS If someone can tell me why I my IMG option is turned off and how to turn on or rules on this, PM me or something. Maybe it is just too late in the evening and I'm tired, but I can't seem to find the basic rules of the site section.
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#2 Old 10-02-2004, 08:11 AM
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Welcome, azul! Sadly, I can't refer you to any veg. pals in SD.

Regarding Private Messaging..you can fix this lickety split. Near the top of any page, click on "User CP". On the left side of the next page, there is a box called "Control Panel" Click on "edit options". On the subsequent page, scroll down a bit and you will find the options for Private Messaging.

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#3 Old 10-02-2004, 10:12 AM
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#4 Old 10-02-2004, 03:48 PM
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Hi azul...so glad to have you here. I wish I was closer! I'm in the Twin Cities area, about 8 hours east of you.

Whoah..the road signs you described are sad

I encourage you to read Food Revolution or Diet For a New America by John Robbins. His books really helped me through my contradicting thoughts about fish and free range turkey on Thanksgiving.

I wish you the best of luck on your journey to becoming vegetarain.
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#5 Old 10-02-2004, 06:11 PM
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I think she means her ability to put images into posts. You're not able to. It's a courtesy to our members on dialup. You can attach images to your post. Here are instructions on how to do it...


If that's still not what you needed let us know. Welcome to VB!

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Welcome to VB. I know absolutely nothing about technical stuff, so I can't offer any advice.
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#7 Old 10-03-2004, 12:37 AM
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#8 Old 10-03-2004, 02:37 PM
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Hey I am from Rapid City! It is difficult being a vegetarian in SD. If you have any questions PM me.

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If you get the chance, head over to Minneapolis, visit the Ecopolitain and the Wedge.
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#11 Old 10-04-2004, 04:32 PM
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Thanks for the great welcome. I meant about images, so thanks for the info Michael.
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