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  1. Yup, havent found any so far. I remember doing a project in High School where we recycled Ink Cartridges and they paid for shipping. I found one that does it and gives the money to dog funds, but that's the closest I have found to prepaid labels.
  2. They do. Theres a place in California that does it but it's a couple miles (over 20 I think) and I can't just go there all the time just to recycle because of Gas costs and such. It's a Ralphs but I think it's the only one compared to the ones around here that take the #5 and steel. The rest are just cans and bottles.
  3. Too bad I don't have that here. I am glad as well that more stuff are having more recyclable items. The #5 is pretty hard to find as well as steel. I read that steel is one of the most recycled yet a lot of the recycling centers here don't accept it. Only steel I have are aerosol cans.
  4. I live in Los Angeles and have yet to find a place that recycles #5 (Polypropylene) and steel amongst other items (besides the normal plastic soda bottles, glass, aluminum, etc.). I want to know if there is a place that I can send my materials through the mail and they will take care of the shipping. I don't need the money back, but I want to get these items out of my house so I don't have to throw them away. Heres a site that tells what #5 is: http://ladpw.org/epd/recycling/crm.cfm
  5. No, it has Tagalose, which is derived from Whey, which comes from Dairy as you know. It's some type of sugar. Can't I ask a question? You are painting a picture that I ingest these things ALL THE TIME. It's a simple question that doesn't need to be pushed to something that wasn't even asked. Same with the other thread. I didn't ASK about the health of sodas, all I asked was about ethical reasons. However that Xylitol thing that was brough up by Nik was pretty cool. Thanks.
  6. I have been searching and I haven't found if it is or not. I did read from one person on another forum that posted that the Diet Pepsi version was not, as it had Tagatose, which is derived from Whey. I also read from another forum that some of them get the color from ground up insects. The only ingredients that are for color that are from insects that I know of is Carmine, and if I am not mistaken, that's just for the color red. Any ideas?
  7. Thanks Nik! Sounds like a good substitute. I guess for now I will have to buy Trident gums too. I am going to have to find out which corporation owns it though...Any ethical corporations that you can think of? Also, since we are on the topic of soft drinks, any Xylitol soft drinks that you know of that is ethical as well? Thanks for letting me know of this sugar. EDIT: Wow what luck...Trident is manufactured by Cadbury Adams, a a subsidiary of Cadbury-Schweppes!!
  8. I had a feeling that it stood for "High Fructose" something, thanks. As far as seltzer, odd that you mention it, as I just did that today! I had Schwarps, or something like that, and mixed it in with my grape juice. Tastes pretty good. I don't have a coke habit, so that isn't a problem. Just once inawhile I like Dr. Pepper. Any idea if there are clone recipes for that? SO then I was right? Thanks for the tip as well. Didn't know about Xylitol, will check that out now.
  9. Ooo ok, hope you enjoy it! Had sad moments, but was nonetheless, something unique to the comic scene IMO.
  10. They do mix A LOT of crap within the pig feed.... Perhaps you know better than me in this field, but I watched several shows on it (one on ABC Primetime I believe) and it talked about the acid and tooth rottening. They put a coin (?) in a glass of coke and over night, it had so much crap on it. They also said, which is where I got this from, to wash your mouth with water after ingesting sodas. Also, preferably, with a straw as well. Heard the straw deal in regards to coffee too (because of the staining). You are not talking about the issue of phenalynine are you? I have read some of the studies on them and most of them are not concrete. I read that it can cause blindness or eye problems if consumed to a certain extent. I don't drink much soda (mainly water, and fruit juice; grape or orange, for breakfast), so I highly doubt that any of this will most likely affect me.
  11. Hrmm that sucks. Guess gonna have to stay away from them too then, thanks. btw Might as well shy away from candy or anything labeled "junk" (chips, the works) really if that's the case. Moderation is the key. Plus, most of the stuff I drink is diet. Once in a blue moon I'll drink regular soda. Also, in regards to teeth rotting, that's why you drink water and wash your mouth after consuming soda Thanks again.
  12. Well I wrote this: Not quite sure what you are asking here. Obviously Animal Experimentation is never a good thing if thats what you wanted to know? BTW, it's pretty graphic (violent), so shy away if you are affected by that type of stuff.
  13. http://img506.imageshack.us/img506/7272/we39bb.jpg Heres a sneak peek of it: http://www.dccomics.com/media/excerpts/3717_x.pdf I found this comic to be unique and a great read. I havent bought a comic in years and I just picked it up the other day. If anyone is against Animal Experimentation and the bonds between animals and humans, pick it up at your local book or comic book store. EDIT: O ya, its a graphic (violent) series, so if you don't like that kind of stuff and are put back by it, don't read it.
  14. I have already gave up Pepsi (because it is owned by Yum Brands, along with KFC, Taco Bell, etc.) and they don't kill the anima;ls ethically or something like that. Also gave up on Coke because of pollution reasons. Now I want to know, what about Cadbury Schweppes? I like Dr Pepper and all but not sure if it's ethical to drink it? Read on another vegan site but it was based only on their chocolates (and I am not consuming those) and how they bought out another company and might not be using vegan ingredients any more. So, is this ok for me to drink? Also, is Shasta ok?
  15. I was thinking about this awhile back. Anything can happen to you at any time. You can lose your house, your job, EVERYTHING. You have to make do with what you have and a lot of people are forced out on the streets. Ive been thinking on preparing on such a thing. I have found two sites that seem very helpful. http://guide2homelessness.blogspot.com/ http://www.homelesshandbook.0catch.com/ However, I think there is a lot more that we can all think up together. Heres some stuff that I have thought of recently and that I was influenced from those sites: 1. Get a gym membership (get a package deal so that you only have to pay $50 or less per year for membership after your contract ends) so that you can stay in shape and better yet, be able to take showers. 2. Get a Volkswagen Van or something similar so that you can sleep and store food, clothes, etc. 3. Get a job (such as at the Library, Gym Desk clerk, etc.) that is not stenuous and that you can relatively make easy and short trips to and from your van or car. 4. If you don't have a gym membership, go to a college and use their locker room for your showering and other needs. 5. Tint the windows of your car/van so that people cannot see you sleeping inside and do not know whether you are in or out of the car. This is good so that cops do not stop you for sleeping in your car or such. 6. Keep ENOUGH clothes that you need, no more, no less. 7. Get a PO Box for your address. 8. Stay in relatively close space if you are working and have a PO Box address. Don't park too far. 9. Keep bus tokens just in case. 10. Try and minimize driving of your vehicle to prevent accidents. It is your home after all. You may want to store a motorized scooter or bike on top of your van (or in or on top of your car if it fits) That seems about all for now. Here are some pictures of a Volkswagen Bay Window 1974. It has a gas stove, central heating, 2 double beds, and some other things I can't think of right now. http://www.kiwikombis.com/newgallery/gallery.asp?folder=Van%201%20-%201974%20Westfalia%20Walkthrough%20(aka%20Whitey)
  16. Surprisingly he didn't F5 (The Verdict) Akebono but won via DDT....
  17. Glad to hear it opened your eyes! Compassionategirl is Canadian. Welcome!@
  18. If she agreed to have an abortion then no, he shouldn't have to pay. She can go ahead and "break" the contract by having it, but don't step even further over it and start demanding money when you (the girl) admitted to get an abortion. Either get an abortion or have the baby and don't bother the guy.
  19. The thing behind this is that if she "agreed" to get an abortion, then changes her mind, she is the one that deceived him. If she wanted to keep the child or had mixed feelings, she shouldn't have agreed. You cant say one thing and then go back on your word. If she does change her mind and wants to have the child, she shouldn't go bug the guy. It's like having the best of both worlds. You can't back out of a contract. I wouldn't have a problem with that since I wouldn't be here! hehe I could also care less since if I did get aborted, then theres no point of even talking about it since I would have no clue about living in the first place.
  20. I agree with Jonathan. BTW, I thought a verbal agreement was just as good as a written one? Abort the baby or don't bother the daddy! If he is indeed telling the truth that is. If she agreed to get an abortion and then changed her mind, that's her own problem.
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