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Sorry if this has been posted somewhere else already, but I haven't seen it. Ebert's brilliant review of the new movie Forks Over Knives:<br><br><a href="http://rogerebert.suntimes.com/apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=/20110511/REVIEWS/110519995" target="_blank">http://rogerebert.suntimes.com/apps/...IEWS/110519995</a><br><br>
"What every human being should do is eat a vegetarian diet based on whole foods. Period. That's it. Animal protein is bad for you. Dairy is bad for you. Forget the ads: Milk and eggs are bad for you."
 

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It's great to hear people promote plant-based diets. And I liked his little P.S.<br><br>
"P. S.: I have recently decided to ditch my canned nutrition and switch to a liquid diet based on fresh fruits and vegetables. Yes, I consulted my physician."<br><br>
Rock on, Roger! Next step, he can promote a vegan lifestyle. (What? I can dream...)
 

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I give this a two thumbs up.
 

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Roger Ebert promoting a vegan diet will probably just make Hollywood more determined omnivores XD Or, at least Roland Emmerich!
 

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How sad that he cannot eat at all. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/sad.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":(">
 

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I wanna see the movie! Its not playing anywhere near me though. Anyone know where I can watch it online? I dont mind paying for it either
 

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That was an amazing review! Ebert has faced his illness with more bravery than I can imagine.
 

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<div class="quote-block">Originally Posted by <strong>Werewolf Girl</strong> <a href="/forum/post/2893287"><img alt="View Post" class="inlineimg" src="/img/forum/go_quote.gif" style=""></a><br><br>
That was an amazing review! <b><i>Ebert has faced his illness with more bravery than I can imagine</i></b>.</div>
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<br><img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/yes.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":yes:"> His bravery and positivity are really impressive and inspirational.
 

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That is great! I've been putting up FOK posters all over the place. Hopefully the people who see the film will be inspired to change.
 

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woulda been cool to read this before he was dying or hear it on TV but better than nothing I guess.</div>
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I dunno that he's dying more than anyone, the cancer's receded and despite the damage done he's doing pretty well the past few years...
 

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yeah, I really don't think "dying" is accurate at all from what I've heard about his health.
 

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I give this a two thumbs up.</div>
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Indeed.
 

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I give this a two thumbs up.</div>
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I'll give it 1.9 if that's possible. A 2 thumbs up comment would need to focus on animals as our equals, not just on human's self-interest from a health perspective.
 

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I'll give it 1.9 if that's possible. A 2 thumbs up comment would need to focus on animals as our equals, not just on human's self-interest from a health perspective.</div>
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Hear, hear. The health argument can actually hurt animals if a person chooses vegan just to be skinny or super healthy and don't immediately get the results they desire. Then not only will they no longer be vegans but they'll be "ex vegans" who tell all their friends how horrible it was and blog about it, without ever having truly understood the deep ethical and ecological implications of eating animal products.
 

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Yeah, Roger is healthy as can be these days. Just doesn't have a jaw anymore, so he can't speak or eat "normally". He's definitely turned it into a "making lemonade" situation tho, and is blogging prolifically, and really speaking some solid truth. I admire him greatly.
 
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