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...i am curious...i am wondering (if anyone wants to share) why you all have chosen to eat vegan.....or vegan rather than vegetarian....

concern for animals, health benefits, combo of the above?  just curious?!

me personally, i'm trying to replace a lot of unhealthy food choices by stocking up on lots of wonderful, cancer-fighting yummy veggies. and also, i have recently become more concerned about the very sad practices of the meat industry.  i have known about it for years, but never really had the wherewithall to really make a choice about it until recently. i guess maybe i've just finally developed a little discipline.  food has always been my "drug" of choice.

Back to the regularly scheduled program....

In the end though, I do agree that many people resent vegetarians because it makes them feel like they're being silently chastised for eating meat.  There's no way I would pass judgement on them because I did eat meat...I just wish they'd extend to me the same kind of understanding.   

I think this is important.  People think they can be total assholes to veg*ns, but would certainly not appreciate the same in return.  Being veg*n is being a mirror for other peoples' actions.  That's why it makes people uncomfortable.  And I don't know that that's a bad thing.  But it does come out as aggression or mockery, which is unfortunate.

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I don't think human beings have a right to assume dominion over other animals, especially when we are capable of empathizing with others' pain. 

Not properly quoted! Plagiarism!

;D

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On ppk that would have automatically been changed to read, "They are hardworking, loyal, and rewarding 'companion animals'."

What is ppk?

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On ppk that would have automatically been changed to read, "They are hardworking, loyal, and rewarding 'companion animals'."

What is ppk?

n00b.

eta: http://theppk.com

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Visit ppk if you'd like, but don't get any ideas about abandoning us.

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I also enjoy being difficult and being vegan is great for that! My one favourite is when we visit potential suppliers that are looking to win business from the company I work for. Get the nod from me and it could be worth a lot of money to the supplier in question, so they more often than not try to take you out to eat or at the very least order food in for a meeting. I hate working lunch's with a passion in the first place but do enjoy sitting in the meeting with nothing on my plate because they ordered the slaughter house special pizza or something, inevitable someone asks if I am not hungry to which I reply "I'm starving but I will not eat that as I am a vegan, but never mind I'll sit over here and fill out my supplier evaluation report as you enjoy your lunch. Now as a potential supplier how would you rate your companies ability to react quickly on a given subject such as, say a customer complaint or quality probelm?"

Some of the looks I get are priceless.

I have lots of other stories like this, sitting in the stakehouse and ordering a water only then asking, how would you rate your companies ability to to predict a customers demand?

Yes being vegan and being difficult seem to mesh very well for me!

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I also enjoy being difficult and being vegan is great for that! My one favourite is when we visit potential suppliers that are looking to win business from the company I work for. Get the nod from me and it could be worth a lot of money to the supplier in question, so they more often than not try to take you out to eat or at the very least order food in for a meeting. I hate working lunch's with a passion in the first place but do enjoy sitting in the meeting with nothing on my plate because they ordered the slaughter house special pizza or something, inevitable someone asks if I am not hungry to which I reply "I'm starving but I will not eat that as I am a vegan, but never mind I'll sit over here and fill out my supplier evaluation report as you enjoy your lunch. Now as a potential supplier how would you rate your companies ability to react quickly on a given subject such as, say a customer complaint or quality probelm?"

Some of the looks I get are priceless.

I have lots of other stories like this, sitting in the stakehouse and ordering a water only then asking, how would you rate your companies ability to to predict a customers demand?

Yes being vegan and being difficult seem to mesh very well for me!

Now I have always asked before I order any food for anyone if any visitors have any dietary needs or allergies, just common courtesy if you ask me. It really pissed me off when I did eat meat to see people order food in and see the poor Indian guy nibbling on his sandwich he bought from home because they didn't have the fucking decency to order a cheese pizza for him even though they knew he was a veggie and he even worked at the company. Needless to say when I turned veggie my little Indian buddy and me had our cheese pizza because I made a big stink about it.

Now he is pissed at me 'cos I don't eat the pizza no more!  ;D But I don't think anyone in the company I work for will order without asking anymore

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Aww, you're making us look bad, GESC.  ::)

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I have a Taoist co-worker who doesn't eat garlic or onion and who also chooses to not eat high sugar foods like bananas and flour.  We end up going out to Chinese buffet.

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Aww, you're making us look bad, GESC.   ::)

No way, your all doing your thing and it's great.

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HH is drunk, remember? well, I mean, now we know. It was the smoothie that made her do it.

I didn't know how to post pics, but I wanted to post some worms, so thanks, HH, you are way more technically inclined than I.

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What's going on?

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Dunno.

AC, why are you vegan?  Care to share with the class?

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Well.

I'm vegan because (to name a few):

1. I feel it's the best (and now only) way to live my life.
2. I love animals.
3. I love the planet.
4. I don't want to contribute to the suffering of any life, in any way.
5. I want to make the best choices possible.
6. I want to be healthy.
7. I want to have more energy.
8. I want to live a longer and fuller life.
9. I want to feel 100% positive about my choices.
10. I don't want to be hypocritical.
11. That stuff is gross.
12. I love vegan cooking and baking!
13. I love animals and the planet.

I love my vegan life.

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Well.

I'm vegan because (to name a few):

1. I feel it's the best (and now only) way to live my life.
2. I love animals.
3. I love the planet.
4. I don't want to contribute to the suffering of any life, in any way.
5. I want to make the best choices possible.
6. I want to be healthy.
7. I want to have more energy.
8. I want to live a longer and fuller life.
9. I want to feel 100% positive about my choices.
10. I don't want to be hypocritical.
11. That stuff is gross.
12. I love vegan cooking and baking!
13. I love animals and the planet.

I love my vegan life.

Wonderful summation.

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List format.  Excellent.  I love lists.  And I agree with items 1-13.

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;)b

I forgot an important item-#14.

14. I believe all animals have a right to live their own lives, how they choose.

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15.  KAC.

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Where'd the freaking M go?

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15.  KACM.

It's right here.

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