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  1. Mark Mywordz

    Why I think eating meat can be moral

    I can't see the point of separating the moral aspect of veganism from the reality. I would find the taste, texture etc. of any meat disgusting and I think most vegans would. And somehow I still feel that you are giving support to the meat farmers and legitimising their cruelty.
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    I'm a minimalist, how to do it vegan?

    Hi there! I do almost exactly what you are aiming to do, I think. That way I can eat a balanced diet and ensure that I don't eat too much. My daily food is: 1. Muesli with added nuts, flax seeds, turmeric, nutmeg, cinnamon and soy milk. 2 pieces of fruit. Coffee or tea. 2. A wrap with LOTS of...
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    Channel 4 - the truth about vegans 10.00 tonight

    I spend a lot of time in Spain. Everyone says that the Spanish are probably the most cruel nation in Europe with regard to the treatment of animals. Near my apartment there is a dog park where I take my dogs every day to have a run off the lead. They love it and run round at great speed with all...
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    Channel 4 - the truth about vegans 10.00 tonight

    an Viva is an animal rights organisation and their methods are sometimes illegal and sometimes morally wrong imho. For example they verbally attacked Jewish butchers saying that what they did as butchers was as bad as the holocaust. Here is their website https://www.viva.org.uk/ I think that...
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    Is this forum just a place to vent and laugh?

    I am surprised that nobody has responded to my post which quotes Deeyah Khan. Is she too right wing to be taken seriously? I have no knowledge of her political interests. I insist on my right to freedom of speech. My country went to war in 1939 to defend freedoms like this and to save the Polish...
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    Is this forum just a place to vent and laugh?

    Me: I think that no opinions should be deleted. Fascists, racists even terrorists should be able to air their views on any forum. You:I couldn't disagree more strongly. Deeyah Khan, a Muslim woman of color: Deeyah Khan's 'White Right' Shows How to Fight Racism - The Atlantic
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    Is this forum just a place to vent and laugh?

    I cannot see any real meaning in the word “toxic” if you apply it to a discussion. Words never really kill people. When people resort to insults, that is regrettable of course but you can’t do much in life if you can’t ignore prejudice and bad manners and if you believe that we must all agree...
  8. Mark Mywordz

    Is this forum just a place to vent and laugh?

    I agree with every word you have written, Jamie, and think this is a very serious issue. In fact I would go several steps further. I think that no opinions should be deleted. Fascists, racists even terrorists should be able to air their views on any forum. It's important to know what people are...
  9. Mark Mywordz

    UK New pets for old people?

    Younger people are often very focused on their careers and their social life. Making new friends is also time consuming and isn't always compatible with spending time with pets -wining and dining, pubbing and clubbing etc. Older people have been there and done all that and enjoy the rhythm of...
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    UK New pets for old people?

    HFL is free! But they ask you to consider making a donation in your will. I would not ask my grandchildren to look after my dogs but my sons are old enough. My older son lives in the Peak District and loves dogs. He loves the Beatles too and his motto is "All you need is love...and a dog." I...
  11. Mark Mywordz

    Brain damage from reading someone's post?

    I don't do FB but the world was always a wonderful place and a horrendously bad place at the same time, I think. I believe that we learn as much from the bad posts as from the good ones. By exposing bad ideas to the gaze of others, there is at least an opportunity to discuss them and think more...
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    Literature What are you currently reading?

    I haven't read that book yet, Jamie, but the title seems very appealing. Parenting should always be unconditional imho.
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    UK New pets for old people?

    I bought two wonderful 4 month old beagles last year and am concerned that they should have a good home if I and my partner should pass to a higher state of perfection before they go. My sons would probably be happy to adopt but I would not want to make them feel obliged to do this. I have...
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    Literature What are you currently reading?

    The Last Tudor by Philippa Gregory. I buy her books when they are on offer on Kindle. I have just bought A Month in the Country by J. L. Carr and Warlight by Michael Ondaatje. They are my next reads and were recommended by a German friend.
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    Raising hens - vegan?

    There's a lot of smoke and mirrors going on in this discussion. It's very easy to decide if a practise is ethically vegan or not. What matters is whether animals are routinely killed or abused in the process. It takes two to produce a baby - one male and one female. So in the (re)production of...
  16. Mark Mywordz

    New Zealand Proposes Ban On Cats

    So, if Putin nuked the USA, the world would be a better place. Is that what you mean? I think the world (and the environment) has no intrinsic value. Imho it is only the animals (including ourselves) which give value to the world.
  17. Mark Mywordz

    The Grammar/Punctuation Thread

    I think you all need to get out more! We only need to concern ourselves about punctuation and grammar when it is helpful to the reader. Innit?!
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    Question Conservative society

    A vegan breakfast should be easy - muesli or porridge with fruit, seeds and nuts. Vegan lunch- a BIG salad and fruit based dessert. Vegan evening meal - thick soups with beans, peas etc.,casserole (curry, chilli etc.) or pasta or pizza. Cake with custard and/or a little alcohol Use local...