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  1. I am out of this thread as it seems I can't get my points across in a way that are understood the way I mean them to be understood... I won't go back on my views but I see no sense in continuing this. Just one more thing: @ Kagesora:I read Your posts in other threads with great interest, as You came across as a person who is interested in things like justice and tolerance. Seems this does not include everyone? I really have better things to do than being insulted by you. Good bye.. I'm done with this board.
  2. I simply tried to express that I am sorry that Kagesora has issues with eating and cannot eat anything she likes or might want to try. THats about all I wanted to say with that sentence, nothing else. And You will have to excuse me now, ist close to 4 in the morning and I'll go to bed. ps: I'd really appreciate if You people would read what I wrote and not what You think I wrote. I did not call anyone a murderer or immoral.
  3. Irrational inasmuch as its not necessary for me to survive, being - as you so kindly pointed out- an omnivore, I can perfectly survive on a vegan diet. If You for reasons of health cannot live on a vegan or vegetarian diet, I am very sorry for you and I certainly wouldn't force You to consume something that made You ill. I would consider that a reasonable and rational excetion. And now I am starting to rant: How the *** are you all implying I would demonize You, call You murderers and whatever??? I am not forcing anyony not to eat meat, but I''ll be damned if I stand by and
  4. Cats and dogs don't have a choice in that they HAVE to hunt to eat. And they play because thats how they learn to hunt. Its their instinct that tells them to. And no, I do most certainly not think humanity is above nature. And WE have a choice to prepare seitan instead of eating meat or hunting or whatever. The lion does not have a choice because its naturally "programmed" to hunt and eat meat. But honestly, Your line of argument doesn't have anything to do with why humans should or should not eat meat. Following Your argument consequently, You should not sit here arguing with me vi
  5. But how does this justify factory farming? Factory farming is not natural, if we want to talk about nature here. Only because someone else does something, should we do it too? And no, I don't think nature is cruel. Cruelty - in my book - is pretty much a human thing. Animals act out of instinct, not with the intent to hurt, or just because they CAN hurt someone or derive pleasure from it or justify it with any other argument. Animals don't have a choice. A lion can't prepare a nice piece of seitan for himself.. humans can. And thats why all those nature is cruel, animals do it all the
  6. Just to clarify the "murder" comparison I used. Thats from some posts above this: So You think its hypocrisy to try and reduce suffering, helping to ensure everyone has food by going vegan? Just because "nature is cruel"? Hm..oh well. So I am pretty sure You have no problem with the killing of children or murder per se because, well, animals kill their young sometimes and animals kill each other? Honestly, thats not really an argument ;-). With that You could justify about anything. So You see, I did in no way compare meat eating people to murderers. I reacted to pu
  7. To answer some of Your questions: Vegans and vegetarians are not usually unhealthy. quite in the contrary, they are usually healthier http://ajcn.nutrition.org/content/89/5/1627S.full Farm animals wont perish because they are only kept for being eaten. No carnivores--> no farm animals that rely on people. Is farm factory bad? Yes, definitely. Its exploitation at its worst. Can it be improved? Can but only gradually. Why should people stop eating meat? Because its healthier, it reduces greengases, it helps ensure world nutrition. (Btw Most food scandals are about meat
  8. @Tikindi: I don't think we would have to grow more crops, because a major part of crops go into animal fodder. So lets just grow food for humans instead of food for animals and there wouldn't be a problem. Sorry, I don't have a link right now, but I think Jonathan Safran Foer has it somewhere in Eating Animals. I rather doubt that the whole world would go vegan in one day. If gradually more people will go vegan over time, there will be less need to breed animals over time. There certainly wont be a large number of animals that have to be dealt with from one day to another. And
  9. So You think its hypocrisy to try and reduce suffering, helping to ensure everyone has food by going vegan? Just because "nature is cruel"? Hm..oh well. So I am pretty sure You have no problem with the killing of children or murder per se because, well, animals kill their young sometimes and animals kill each other? Honestly, thats not really an argument ;-). With that You could justify about anything. But whats the difference between the animals You say You love and those You eat? Pigs are way more intelligent than dogs or cats, yet they are still eaten. As an aside,
  10. I don't want to be a spoilsport but You guys know, that You can get into real trouble about copyright infringement when You use Disney stuff?
  11. Its not my favourite pastime, but occasionally I do some crocheting or embroidery, a bit of origami.. well , this and that. Animals made off small pearls... Last year I made crochet scarfs and hats for cristmas and i made a new scarf for me. Mostly though its smaller things like amigurumi or a dice bag or a handy sock. And when I am in the mood for it I'm crocheting lace.
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  14. Facebook? Thanks, but no thanks. Beautiful art though (Saw the image posted here). I hope there won't be exclusives there.
  15. That is indeed very unrelated . But - as a vegan- let me tell You that right now I feel somewhat- lets say- ridiculed by Your comment. And yes- many vegans will tell you that they are vegan because they don't want to harm living beings. And as a vegan you will harm a lot less living beings in the form of plants than as a carnivore or omnivore, because most plants grown end up as fodder for factory farmed animals. So -as a vegan - You save a LOT of plants lifes..... And furthermore - the meat people eat is NOT raised for consumption. Animals are raised to be slaughtered - usually in a c
  16. BRAVO is still around . BUt I suppose in germany its something of a rite of passage to have read BRAVO *g* http://www.bravo-archiv.de/home.php There's Bravo, Bravo Girl, Bravo Sport, a web portal, TV..... http://www.bravosport.de/ And the Dr Sommer column is still there. http://www.bravo.de/dr-sommer
  17. About Wicca....I'd recommend each and every book by Scott Cunningham. He is not dogmatic at all and its not too complicated reading for beginners. My husband is a traditionally initiated Wiccan and he initiated me, but even he is very open for all traditions. At the moment I suppose we could be called norse Wiccans or maybe Wiccatru *g* if we have to be called something other than pagan. One might even say we are working on our own tradition, so to speak. (Southern german, not scandinavian) Works for us....
  18. I just went through the Welcome thread of a german brony forum, to get an impression, so to speak...lots of people there were strategy gaming metalheads *g*. This much for stereotypes about metalfans and bronies *g*
  19. Well..yes.. its REALLY weird if adults obsess over things like ponies or pixeldragons..oops...;-). I really think it isn't any stranger than adults playing DC or similiar things *g*. I suppose every fandom has its jerks, but that doesn't make a fandom bad in general. I would not be surprised at all if there was some DC fanfic somewhere *g*
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  21. Painful.. I had a wisdom tooth pulled... ouch.
  22. Thats terrible, I can feel with you...one of ours did last month. I still catch myself saying things like.. I could buy this for Merlin, he'd like that. I hope You'll get over it and can remember your good times with him.
  23. thumbsup to fuzzbucket and Tikindi, though I can understand why one gets mad at times. We all have bad days, feel stressed, have problems etc., but then, those are in most cases not the fault of people who might ask a question. Overall, I think the reaction should depend on the situation... If asked politely and with genuine interest, I really think one should answer politely, one can say "Sorry, this is not a good time to ask, please ask later or ask so and so or look at this or that website.." If the person is asking or saying something unacceptable, well...again it depends I think.
  24. Just a small..aside, so to speak, maybe lighten the mood.. In a small chatroom - nothing social rights, trans, discrimination etc, related - I was asked by a woman who said she had nothing against gays "And who is the girl in your relationship?". At home infront of my pc I got mad, very mad *g*, but I managed to stay polite and asked that woman "Well, when You 're sleeping with Your husband..who's on top?" She fell silent rather quickly *g* I stll think it was a good answer *g*
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