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Forum: The Compost Heap   02-03-2017, 05:04 AM
Replies: 99
Views: 4,632
Posted By Lipps
I am saying that millions of Indians both inside...

I am saying that millions of Indians both inside and outside India are practicing what would easily pass for what Westerners call veganism. There are millions more Indians who are practicing...
Forum: The Compost Heap   02-02-2017, 08:42 PM
Replies: 99
Views: 4,632
Posted By Lipps
It's only inaccurate if you are unaware that much...

It's only inaccurate if you are unaware that much of the world is not beholden to Western definitions of veg*nism. Perhaps we should go to India and school them on how they got it wrong.
I'm sure...
Forum: The Compost Heap   02-01-2017, 07:38 AM
Replies: 99
Views: 4,632
Posted By Lipps
Your fanaticism lies not in the moral code you...

Your fanaticism lies not in the moral code you apply to yourself, but rather your attempt to apply that same code to others. You, and the cult of vegan, can't stand it if someone defines 'vegan'...
Forum: Environmental Issues   01-30-2017, 01:59 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 499
Posted By Lipps
I use shaving soap instead of shaving cream. The...

I use shaving soap instead of shaving cream. The secret to a good shave is soaking your beard with hot water, using a quality shaving soap made with bentonite clay, and a sharp razor.

The soap I...
Forum: The Compost Heap   01-19-2017, 02:09 PM
Replies: 99
Views: 4,632
Posted By Lipps
There is an old science fiction story that I am...

There is an old science fiction story that I am reminded of when I read this thread. In it a group of religious fanatics create a powerful weapon to protect themselves from heretics.

The...
Forum: General Food Discussions   01-18-2017, 07:15 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,060
Posted By Lipps
If you are in the USA and a major city, look for...

If you are in the USA and a major city, look for an Indian food market. They would have them. Alternatively you can get a curry leaf tree from a number of nurseries around the country. If you need...
Forum: General Food Discussions   01-18-2017, 06:28 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,060
Posted By Lipps
Sid nailed it. Coconut oil is a wonderful oil...

Sid nailed it.
Coconut oil is a wonderful oil for stir-fry.
Some fresh ginger, fresh onion, black mustard seeds, fresh curry leaves, fresh green chilies, whatever veggies and you're good to go.
...
Forum: Vegan Support Forum   12-07-2016, 05:03 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 648
Posted By Lipps
The issue is the ethical dilemma presented by the...

The issue is the ethical dilemma presented by the OP's morality, not necessarily the minutia of narrative.
-Her morality is such that she is opposed to animal cruelty, places high value on...
Forum: Action Alerts   12-06-2016, 05:12 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 829
Posted By Lipps
It makes one wonder as to what depths the...

It makes one wonder as to what depths the imagination of the cruelest among us can go. This is not just cruel, it is barbaric sadism. Even trying to name it feels inadequate to its horror.
Forum: Vegan Support Forum   12-06-2016, 04:59 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 648
Posted By Lipps
The OP expressed a moral dilemma. She provides a...

The OP expressed a moral dilemma. She provides a professional service to the public. A member of the public wants to hire her to perform her service. As it happens, the OP finds the customer is...
Forum: Vegan Support Forum   12-06-2016, 02:00 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 648
Posted By Lipps
I know of a baker who specializes in wedding...

I know of a baker who specializes in wedding cakes that could possibly give you some perspective on just such a moral dilemma.
Forum: Vegan Support Forum   12-05-2016, 01:55 AM
Replies: 12
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Views: 837
Posted By Lipps
I have bees in my back yard. Four beehives. I...

I have bees in my back yard. Four beehives. I have been keeping bees for a little over 40 years. I got my first beehive when I was 7 years old. (My dad helped)
We usually rob one or two of...
Forum: Animal Issues In The News   11-29-2016, 09:34 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 460
Posted By Lipps
The U.K.'s new plastic money has a surprise ingredient: Animal fat

http://money.cnn.com/2016/11/29/news/pound-animal-fat-money-in-notes-bills/

"Innovia Films supplies polymer to 23 other countries, including Australia, Canada, Mexico and New Zealand, for use in...
Forum: United Kingdom   11-26-2016, 05:25 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 2,708
Posted By Lipps
Israel won the West Bank fair and square in the...

Israel won the West Bank fair and square in the 67 war from the previous "occupier", Jordan. A war, I might add, where every nation bordering Israel attacked. Further, and most importantly, every...
Forum: Vegetarian Support Forum   08-26-2016, 12:58 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,551
Posted By Lipps
Funny. If one were to ask a meat eater why they...

Funny. If one were to ask a meat eater why they are a meat eater, what would they say?
-I like meat
-It tastes good
-Because I eat what I want to eat

Imagine one asking a vegetarian why they...
Forum: The Compost Heap   08-16-2016, 10:41 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 456
Posted By Lipps
Gau Raksha Dal (Cow Protection Squad)

Animal activism or vigilantism?

Article is here (http://www.dawn.com/news/1218942)

-Many of you may not be aware, Indians do not consider water buffalo as a cow, but they do call water buffalo...
Forum: Main Dishes   08-15-2016, 10:13 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,972
Posted By Lipps
We use a huge 14" Lodge cast iron wok. Weighs 14...

We use a huge 14" Lodge cast iron wok. Weighs 14 pounds. Round bottom inside, but flat bottom outside so you can use it on stovetop. One our favorite cooking tools.
You can buy them for around...
Forum: Companion Animals   08-05-2016, 06:27 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,102
Posted By Lipps
My grandpa had six horses when I was a kid. He...

My grandpa had six horses when I was a kid. He used to say all the time, "those damned horses eat money and sh*t debt!"

Good ol' grandpa.
Forum: Relationships and Family   07-08-2016, 01:01 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,483
Posted By Lipps
A wedding, by definition, is a ceremony...

A wedding, by definition, is a ceremony celebrating the bride and groom. It is not designed for the guests, rather the bride and groom. The guests are there to honor you, not you them. Feel free...
Forum: Vegetarian Support Forum   07-08-2016, 12:50 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 2,476
Posted By Lipps
My wife and I stopped frequenting most 'American...

My wife and I stopped frequenting most 'American food' restaurants. We grew tired of finding meat particles in the food and other evidence of cross-contamination -when vegetarian meals were ordered....
Forum: Transitioning to Vegetarian   03-14-2016, 10:54 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,445
Posted By Lipps
Most vegetarians consume dairy products such as...

Most vegetarians consume dairy products such as milk, cheese and yogurt. There is more than enough B12 in dairy if this is part of your diet. In the USA, many vegetarians also eat eggs. These too,...
Forum: The Compost Heap   03-14-2016, 01:07 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 3,220
Posted By Lipps
Fears of Trump being elected are somewhat...

Fears of Trump being elected are somewhat exaggerated in my opinion.

Let's suppose he gets elected and the house and the senate remain under GOP control. I think everyone opposed to Trump would...
Forum: Vegetarian Support Forum   03-13-2016, 05:04 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,229
Posted By Lipps
As a parent, it is your responsibility and duty...

As a parent, it is your responsibility and duty to instill ethical and moral virtue in your children. This allows them to lead an independent, productive, and satisfying life.
I don't need to...
Forum: Vegetarian Support Forum   03-11-2016, 05:09 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,184
Posted By Lipps
On Fountains: It's not that fountains, in and of...

On Fountains: It's not that fountains, in and of themselves, are wasteful. A large fountain in Miami, Florida is not the same as an identical fountain in Las Vegas, Nevada. The former is fine, the...
Forum: The Compost Heap   03-02-2016, 04:57 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 3,220
Posted By Lipps
This election is bizarre. In the news feeds the...

This election is bizarre. In the news feeds the GOP is trying to undermine Trump because he isn't conservative enough and the Democrats are demonizing Trump because he's Ultra conservative (racist,...
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