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  1. How about you? Do you know what a vegan is? http://www.theveganpeople.com/images/smilies/tease.gif
  2. Starbuck's only serves Silk brand vanilla. What brand do you prefer?
  3. I'm not a Starbuck's hater, but I am glad they are being outdone by local shops with some personality. I enjoy the occassional Starbuck's drink, especially if I'm just passing through someplace and don't have the time or means to sort out local establishments. It's nice to know that I can always get a soymilk latte, just for fun, or to hold me over until I find some real food. I was never happier to see a Starbuck's then when I landed in the Scotland a few years ago, was supposed to be going to England, got bumped and had to fly to Scotland, my vegan meal made the original flight to England!!! 12 hungry hours later a soymilk latte was better than gold! And there is giving credit where it is due. Before Starbuck's, the average American had never heard of a latte or even a cappuccino for that matter, much less were they willing to play $3-4 for a cup of gourmet coffee. They pretty much created the industry in which dozens of competitors from small local artsy shops to other giant chains compete, and set the standard of offering soymilk which is now available in all but the worst of coffee shops. But they made the mistake of trying to be EVERYONE's coffee shop and the people have revolted. They are closing 600 U.S. stores as well.
  4. Los Angeles has plenty of vegan and vegetarian restaurants and health food stores, maybe a new job is in order? Welcome to the forum! `Michael
  5. Welcome to VB&F! I ran a triathlon just a short ways from you in Burlington, NC back in '04. It's a nice part of the country, if not the most hip or progressive. Check out the Greensboro Vegan Meetup http://vegan.meetup.com/372/ to make about 75 local vegan friends instantly. Can't beat that? Also check out Happycow's restaurant and health food store listing for Greensboro http://www.happycow.net/north_america/usa/north_carolina/greensboro/index.html You will not have to look hard on this site to see that not only is vegan living healthy, but most often far healthier than your standard american diet.
  6. Okay, many of you know I hate Myspace, but it's the only way I can keep up with you youngsters. http://www.myspace.com/veganburgh
  7. Let me start by saying that I'm not trying to blame anyone & most certainly not the victim of this brutal attack. What I am trying to do is to think about what I'd like to have seen go differently & how things could go differently in the future. Relying on the police, "knife registries", etc - simply are not reasonable responses. There doesn't seem like there is much anyone could have done for the person who was asleep when he was attacked - though if he'd fought back once awake and/or others had come to his aid, who knows? If the attack had been stopped quickly enough & someone had been there with emergency medical training (& hopefully supplies) it is possible the victim may have survived. People have survived some amazingly horrible wounds... Personally I try very hard not to sleep in public places or otherwise compromised situations. I also keep it in my mind that I may need to defend myself anywhere, anytime. Having that mental awareness is a great place to start - after that, training for defense & having defensive tools available are good choices. Same thing for having emergency medical training & supplies. Fair enough, being aware of your situation and making reasonable preparations for emergency situations are always sensible. As far as sleeping in public places, I guess it just depends on the situation. Anyone who has ever spent 20 or 30 hours or more on a Greyhound bus will tell you that not sleeping is pretty much not an option. Nor is there any reason not to sleep, 10's of thousands of people ride Greyhound every day and while petty theft is fairly common, being physically assaulted in any way, much less murdered is pretty much a non-issue. There can be a pretty fine line between prepared and paranoid.
  8. How exactly do you prepare to defend yourself while asleep on a bus? I'm actually a bit amazed that some of you are truly worried about this incident. Grehound has been around for what? 50 years? This is their first decapitation! I'd say your odds of having a safe and less than memorable trip are pretty good.
  9. Nice, I too love seeing how people live, what's in their kitchen etc. Not the best kitchen tour, but you can take a look through vegan musician Moby's kitchen here http://www.epicurious.com/articlesguides/kitchenequipment/celebrityvideo/moby
  10. Oh really michael! Disclaimer: Don't try this at home. THE HITCH FROM HELL! 755lbs deadlift no belt http://uk.youtube.com/watch?v=aPOiyzD3e1w&NR=1 That is the hitch from hell!!! I'm still impressed though, I couldn't lift anywhere near that weight, hitch or no hitch. OUCH! Rob, I remember your back injury. Sorry to hear you're still working around that. Things like that are frightening, you just never know when you're going to hit it the wrong way again.
  11. It's when you rest the bar for an instant on your thighs and then give a second tug to complete the lift. I doubt anyone would notice unless they have ever been in to powerlifting. Personally, I'm impressed any time somebody lifts massive weights, I don't care how they get it up as long as it goes.
  12. You do make 405 look easy L&G! The most I have ever done is 450, but I have to say anything over 300 is still very heavy. I don't care how big or strong you get, it's still heavey!
  13. We keep our kitchen pretty well stocked, usually 3+ months supply and working on 1 year. We stock: -grains -rice `organic brown `brown basmati `jasmine `white basmati `organic white `generic white -oatmeal -organic quinoa -whole wheat flour -whole wheat pasta -various american breakfast cereals -beans (all varieties dried and canned) `pintos `black beans `brown lentils `red lentils `kidney beans `pink beans `chickpeas -fruits -dried `papaya `apples `bananas `coconut `pineapple -canned `pears `pineapple `mandarin oranges `mixed fruits -oils/fats `canola `olive `earth balance margarine `smart balance light margarine We also stock soymilk, salt, organic sugar, pasta sauce, tomato paste, frozen vegetables, spices, herbs and various other things that make a kitchen work. It's nice having a large supply of basic items on hand, especially in the summer. Our weekly shopping now consists of a trip to the local farmer's market to pick up whatever fresh fruits and vegetables are in season locally. It makes me sad to think about winter just a few months away. Here's a recent post from veganmadre's farmer's market blog You can see what we get every week here http://www.theveganpeople.com/viewtopic.php?f=6&t=7
  14. Don't be shy, show your face and a few more poses. Adding some music would make it more interesting too.
  15. Honestly, I'm an on again, off again welcomer. Sometimes I really get in to it, other times I can't be bothered. This board is so active these days that I don't keep up with a fraction of the posts, whereas there were years when very few got past me unread. I guess I'm a bit of a hermit mostly, don't think I ever posted an introduction. Of course, there were only a handful of members back then and we mostly all knew each other already. I think it's okay for 10-15 people to welcome folks, it's a nice warm intro with that many people. Those 10-15 rotate with changes in activity levels of those involved, but there always seems to be a decent sized volunteer crew. I remember when Rob had to recruit folks just to welcome newcomers, now it mostly takes care of itself. It's very cool like that, people have a real sense of home and belonging here. It's one of the things that has made this board so successful.
  16. Yeah it's crap, check this out http://www.ps3hax.net/general-discussion/5874-www-1cheapps3-com-info.html
  17. I knew what you meant, I was referring to his "noisiness" as I hadn't made the connection from the article to DaveNoisy. I have known DaveNoisy on the veganfitness.net forums for years.
  18. Haha, forgot all about "DaveNoisy" when I read that. He is in fact very Noisy, but credit where it is due for the cycling.
  19. Wow, your calories are really low for all the exercising you are doing. That and the weekend bingeing is setting yourself up for an eating disorder. I'm not trying to criticize or tell you what to do, just remember goal #4 It's at least as important as the other goals, and 1 pound per week is a pretty healthy target that doesn't risk the immediate re-gain and metabolism slowing mentioned by I'm Your Man. Regardless, I'm sure you'll still look fantastic wherever you land.
  20. Too bad HUFU didn't last long on the market... http://www.thisnext.com/item/410C5019/F6079241/Hufu
  21. No reason to shrink a perfectly good butt! You look fantastic.
  22. http://www.sun-sentinel.com/media/photo/2008-07/41180550.jpg M. Butterflies and Brook Katz hold the Vegan cookbooks they have published at thier home in Coconut Creek. (Joe Cavaretta, Sun-Sentinel / July 23, 2008) Continued... http://www.sun-sentinel.com/features/food/sfl-flvegansbjul24,0,751091.story
  23. http://a123.g.akamai.net/f/123/12465/1d/media.canada.com/idl/vasn/20080726/116305-39763.jpg Continued... http://www.canada.com/vancouversun/news/story.html?id=6332ce2c-d4f1-4d08-b341-5cf464d09db6
  24. I'm not a Moby fan, but this series of videos is somwhat interesting anyway. http://www.epicurious.com/articlesguides/kitchenequipment/celebrityvideo/moby
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