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#31 Old 05-06-2010, 02:24 PM
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I was asked what colour Vegan poo was.



Rainbow colored with sparkles.



I actually had that conversation with the family a while back. "Oh, one more thing, my poo doesn't stink anymore. No seriously, it's not that rank smell anymore, it's mellow." We all had a good laugh and I don't think they fully believe me, but it's true.
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#32 Old 05-06-2010, 06:13 PM
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I usually take comments about veg*nism as serious statements and use them as an opportunity to explain about animal agriculture and my reasons for not eating animals. So they're either going to learn something, or stop asking or making comments because they don't really want to hear

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#33 Old 05-11-2010, 03:45 PM
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Most people feel threatened by veg*anism. I have not met a lot of people who truly want to learn and change their ways. Most that I have encountered just don't really want to hear it. They will ask once they find out I'm vegan but it's usually to tell me it's too hard and they could never do it. I've been told outright that "I don't care how they die b/c they taste good."

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#34 Old 05-11-2010, 05:25 PM
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The Most insane thing I heard was told by many people the last few months that living Vegeterian and Vegan is costly and high priced. ROTF!!! Omni's meals are more then fruits and veggies and salads and plants base items to eat.
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Yeah, people are dumb My grocery bill is much cheaper and the food I buy is healthier.
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#36 Old 05-12-2010, 03:49 PM
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The Most insane thing I heard was told by many people the last few months that living Vegeterian and Vegan is costly and high priced. ROTF!!! Omni's meals are more then fruits and veggies and salads and plants base items to eat.



TOTALLY AGREE!



i know where this stupid thought process comes from (or at least have a hunch).. remember back to your omni days (supressing a shudder) all the produce that was tossed for going bad? THAT is expensive! Making food to toss cause you wont or dont eat left overs is expensive, lol



What they don't get is that it is WAY cheaper sicne we aren't buying cheap produce to scrounge up for that hunk of flesh that cost 5.49 per LB. WE are spending a bit more on produce that we do our darndest to eat all of AND pay a bit more for the fresh stuff! and im pretty durn sure that most produce falls well below the 5.49 per lb (american). so CHEAP(er)! =)



I have found that i now go to the store and spend "less" and get "more" and i am actually eating much more of the produce i was already buying (for the birds) and not wasting money on flesh and fats and garbage!

http://haylieskitchen.blogspot.com/ (married to an omni so cooking from both spectrums)
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I usually just laugh at them or crack a joke myself. That kind of behavior almost always stems from insecurity - they're subconsciously trying to get you to lash out so they can write you (and your philosophies) off as unreasonable. Just be reasonable - they'll be shaking in their boots.



Bwahaha!
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#38 Old 05-20-2010, 08:42 AM
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It's because vegetarians frighten people.



If intelligent people make the conscious decision to abjure from meat, then there has to be a good reason. People like to live life and eat meat without thinking about it, but when you appear, they are forced to think about it. And as far as I'm concerned, as soon as they get to the conclusion that their steak used to be a living creature capable of feeling pain or emanating emotion, they will not be able to live so ignorant. And ignorance is bliss, after all.



It's also why they like to confront vegetarians. On numerous occasions, I have been approached by a meat eater who tried a quick compromise, like "Well, I guess everyone should live as they want... can't really do much by avoiding meat, anyway." And then they try to walk away so that they can rationalize their argument as an unchallengable statement, a blank check to continue eating meat, and keep their conscience clean. You must never let them walk away until they see that there is absolutely nothing they can say against you.



So yeah. Vegetarians are actually a big thorn in people's conscience. It's like a very fat person lying on the couch, eating doughnuts. Then a tall, athletic individual walks by on their way to the swimming pool. The athletic person would remind the fat person that they are living a different, better life, and the fat person would have to think twice before stuffing the next doughnut in their face.
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