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  1. I also found out that 75% of all their ingredients are organic and they have an enitrely separate make line and oven for vegan food. I told the owner (think he was the owner) to get a copy of "Vegan Cupcakes Take Over the World." Tee hee. I'm even gonna bake 'em some just because I'm so happy about them! I also wrote to my college newspaper about the place. Oh, it's tentatively called Night Flight Pizza and it's on 48th & Dodge, for anyone who swings through town!
  2. I am so excited, people! I just found out yesterday that a pizza shop in Omaha, formerly part of the Home Team Pizza franchise, has vegan pizza complete with Follow Your Heart cheese! They've changed their name and they still offer regular pizza to omni-people; but they're open till 3a.m. 7 days a week! That means I can even get vegan food late at night! They plan to revamp their menu and make every item available in vegan-form. We had some last night and it was so good and I'm so happy I just had to come here and tell everyone!
  3. Thanks, Christopher. I think I will go ahead and tell them next time they run their mouths that I've been putting up with it for some time, but I really don't think it's funny. I'll just draw the line instead of walking away. Lots of people wrote into the paper about the cattle (and the paper even printed some of them!) I was surprised to see that there are people around here that thought it was a tragedy and more should've been done to avoid the execution of the 30 who survived. There were no rude and hateful comments printed in response. The fact remained that the cattle were destined to die; and I wrote in about that fact, how we can't expect animals who are seen as walking hamburgers to be treated with dignity and respect when they're holding up traffic, but we can decide for ourselves whether they die for us. They didn't print mine, and I'm a good letter writer. The police said there were too many of them to round up or tranquilize so they had no other choice. That's not true because a couple times a year a steer gets out of the stockyards, a single steer, and they always shoot him.
  4. Thanks for offering the advice, crashnburn. Oh, and thanks everyone for the understanding.
  5. I guess I'm not sure if that was directed at me or not. I never tell anyone what they should or should not do. I see and smell what people eat every day at work and I never say anything. But when they go out of their way to say something that hurts me or is meant to insult me, what am I supposed to think? In this one instance 42 lives were lost and my coworkers took the opportunity to get a dig in on me. But the good news is I now have a new coworker who is smart and a vegetarian! I spent the last 2 days training her and we talked and talked. She may not be vegan, but at least I have someone to whom I can relate. Since no one ever teases me about not eating cheese and eggs, if anyone starts in about meat I have someone in my corner. And I didn't even tell on the people who insulted me before.
  6. I used to really like South Park, but they're too right-wing for me these days. And obviously anti-veg and anti-AR. Simpsons is a totally different story, though!
  7. That is so painful to look at! Thanks for bringing awareness to this cause.
  8. I know what a power tower is then! Those things are awesome.
  9. I need to see it again. I would be laughing at one joke and miss the next one. I think The Simpsons may have been struggling for plots in the last few seasons (maybe), but the humor has kept up, far as I'm concerned! I watch religiously!
  10. The tattoo on my left shoulder is a rose and is part of a bigger piece. It was the first sitting for that piece and serves the purpose of covering up a small tat. I like the whole tattoo, but the lost color really made me self-conscious about it. The lowback is script circling my cat's pawprint, it's his name! I just want to make sure everything heals well, you know. I have never ever heard of a power tower, I'll check it out. I figured I can carefully do my biceps and triceps, and do side bends with dumbbells to keep my abs up. I'll also walk around work with the abs sucked in and flexed. That seems to be somewhat effective. Thanks everyone!
  11. Thanks for the link to the lecture! I haven't peeked at this thread for awhile, but thanks a lot.
  12. Ooooo, these sound good. I wonder if I can throw some of these together for dinner tonight!
  13. I loved the movie! It was non-stop laughs! I loved the stuff they threw in that they can't normally get away with on TV. I also had a good time reading regular folk reviews online, especially those of the offended! I told everyone I know to go see it! It's my favorite movie of the summer.
  14. I just got some fresh ink on my left shoulder blade and my low back. The shoulder is a touch-up job because I lost some color from it pretty much right off the bat; come to think of it I was in a weight training class at the time! My artist said it's because it's a spot that moves so much. He told me to avoid flyes and rows for about 2 weeks, so I won't be doing any of those for a little while. I also notice that bending over or doing crunches strecthes the skin on my low back, so I want to take it easy there, as well. I think I can modify crunches and stuff so that I still work them without pulling on the new tattoo. My question is, what is the minimal amount of weight training I can do to maintain how far I've come in the last month or so? I don't want my other muscles to get stronger while my shoulders (which I'm sure won't exactly go into atrophy or anything!) don't get worked much. I'm happy with my progress and don't want to slip too far back. Thanks for all your help so far. I'm already to the point that I feel weird and jonesy if I don't work out nearly every day.
  15. I love that one, too. I use it from time to time!
  16. Cool. Thanks guys. Any more tips would be great. I need to get some different sizes. Like I said, I only have one long one. Kickboxing with resistance bands? That'll tone muscle and burn fat, right?
  17. How do you use them for crunches?
  18. Then I'll try to get a hold of Neither Man Nor Beast right after I finish the DeGrazia one. I just went to me school library's section that includes AR issues and perused them a bit, and grabbed these two. It was hard to choose! I'll definitely post what I think of both of them!
  19. Cool. I know they really burn when I use them on my triceps. Thanks!
  20. Have you read The Sexual Politics of Meat? I'd like to get to that one soon, as well. And I'd really like to read the work of others outside of the white middle-class writers you've been talking about. One way or another, this is the first book I've read on feminist ideas and I'm very interested in how it all ties together. I'll check my university library first. When I search for animal rights at the public libraries I think a whole 3 books come up, and at least one of them is about terrorism. Then again, I never searched for specific titles. I'd like to get as much reading done this summer before school starts up again! The next thing I have is Taking Animals Seriously: Mental Life and Moral Status by David DeGrazia. I'm not sure what it's about exactly, it claims to be a non-biased examination of the subject. We'll see. The library at school has a pretty good selection of books on AR.
  21. I'm glad someone else has read it! The essay "Sexist Words, Speciesist Roots" has even inspired me to take the word "bitch" out of my repertoire. I'm on the last chapter, "Speciesism, Racism, Nationalism... or Power of Scientific Subjectivity", meaning I haven't started it yet. But I'm very interested because I've been told by college sociologists that feminist and AR movements are only the concerns of the white middle class (of which I am a part, thus had no rebuttal). I'll check and see if the other books you listed are at my library, too.
  22. If you like your brownies soft and chewy, then you’ll love this recipe’s secret ingredient (sshhh … it’s prune baby food!) that keeps them moist and sweet. What’s more, the prune purée binds to the flour and sugar in the same way a fat would, meaning you only need half the margarine called for in traditional brownie recipes. (trueboo sez: put soy ice cream on it! We also made a fresh raspberry sauce for it!) 6 oz. unsweetened chocolate 1/2 cup vegan margarine 2 cups light brown sugar 2 5-oz. jars prune purée 1 1/2 cups flour 1 Tbs. baking powder 2 tsp. vanilla extract unsweetened cocoa powder and confectioners’ sugar, for dusting Directions Preheat oven to 350F. Line 9x9-inch baking pan with foil or parchment paper, and coat with cooking spray. Melt chocolate and margarine in double boiler, or in heatproof bowl in microwave on medium power. Whisk in sugar and prune purée. Combine flour and baking powder in large bowl. Fold flour mixture into chocolate mixture. Add vanilla. Spread batter in prepared pan, and bake 20 to 25 minutes, or until top looks dry and brownie is just beginning to pull away from sides of pan. Cool in pan. Unmold, and cut into 1x1-inch squares. Sift cocoa powder over half of brownies. Sprinkle confectioners’ sugar over remaining brownies. Store in airtight container. Per BROWNIE: Calories 170 Protein 2g Total fat 5g Carbs 33g Cholesterol mg Sodium 120mg Fiber 2g Sugars 22g
  23. On Monday, there was a huge accident on the interstate interchange in my city. It was a cattle truck transporting 42 animals to the slaughterhouse, which they don't actually call a "slaughterhouse" these days. 12 of the cattle died in the accident and the police executed the remaining animals as they meandered around the interstate (which was blocked off) and into residential areas. So, everyone at my work knows how I feel about animals. I know damn well they were trying to bait me by saying things like, "I'm just glad it wasn't a bad accident or anything." Of course, that implies "no people were injured." Finally, one kid says, "Yeah, at least it was just cows, they don't matter." And I tisked and started to walk away. He said, "I was waiting to hear that tisk." I said, "I know, I saw that bait coming from a mile away." Then I went in the bathroom and cried, but they don't know that. I try not to get too emotional, but I don't see how it's avoidable. The next day the newspaper reported a loss of $45,000 and how the poor man who stood to profit from the cattle had to settle for pennies on the dollar when he sold what was left to be rendered (dismembered) and turned into animal feed, paint, polyester, and cosmetics. And all anyone said to me when I read it out loud was, "Oh, don't tell me [about the cosmetics]!"
  24. I tried searching for info on this here, but didn't come up with anything. Sorry if it has been discussed at length elsewhere. Anyhoo, do those stretchy resistance bands work? I use them occasionaly in my workout, but I'd integrate them more into my routine if I knew they were as effective, or at least complimentary to, regular weight training. I only have one size, but I wrap it around my coffee table to shorten it or use it for both arms at once.
  25. We made this recipe the other day and it was so delicious!! Of course, it was even better the next day as leftovers. We added a couple things to it, some mushrooms and Yves veggie ground turkey. I imagine you could put anything you want in there. This recipe came from cookingcache.com. 1 onion, chopped 2 -3 potatos sliced 1/2 cup vegan margarine 1/2 cup flour 3 1/2 cups boiling water 1 1/2 tsp salt 2 tbsp soy sauce 1 1/2 tsp garlic powder a pinch of tumeric 1/4 cup oil 1 cup nutritional yeast paprika Pre-heat oven to 350° Put potatoes and onion in pot of water, bring to a boil for 5 minutes. Drain and set aside. In a saucepan, melt margarine over low heat. Beat in flour with a wisk, continue to beat over medium flame until mixture is smooth and bubbly. Whip in boiling water, salt, soy sauce, garlic powder, and tumeric. Beat well to dissolve the flour mixture. The sauce should cook untill it thickens and bubbles. Whip in oil and nutritional yeast. In a casserole dish put a layer of potatoes/onions. Spread cheese sauce on potatoes/onions. Add another layer, add more cheese, repeat 'till you are out of potatoes/onions and cheese. Cover and bake for 10 minutes. Uncover and bake for 5 more minutes.
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