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  1. http://www.419eater.com/html/letters.htm http://www.419eater.com/html/hall_of_shame.htm
  2. Yeah, the true meaning of Xmas has been lost and just become a season of commercialisation and gross over-consumption/indulgence, but I believe the Christmas celebrations/traditions have their roots in pagan festivals, so I'd say there's more than one reason for Christmas other than for Christianity.
  3. I think you need more than the average recommended amount it if you do any exercise - cardio especially - where you will sweat a lot. Unprocessed salt is apparently better for you, as well as tasting better - pink/rock salt. Just nowadays people eat so much of it as it is added to so many processed foods, even before you actually choose to add any to a meal. Too little in this case though I think is bad? We all need salt (to some extent). Not sure how accurate the info in these links are but thought I'd post anyhow - http://numberonestars.com/life/salt_intake_during_effort.htm: we have known that water loss by perspiration leads to a significant loss in muscle power http://www.shirleys-wellness-cafe.com/salt.htm : 1. Salt is most effective in stabilizing irregular heartbeats and, Contrary to the misconception that it causes high blood pressure, it is actually essential for the regulation of blood pressure - in conjunction with water. Naturally the proportions are critical. 2. Salt is vital to the extraction of excess acidity from the cells in the body, particularly the brain cells. 3. Salt is vital for balancing the sugar levels in the blood; a needed element in diabetics. 4. Salt is vital for the generation of hydroelectric energy in cells in the body. It is used for local power generation at the sites of energy need by the cells. 5. Salt is vital to the nerve cells' communication and information processing all the time that the brain cells work, from the moment of conception to death. 6. Salt is vital for absorption of food particles through the intestinal tract. 7. Salt is vital for the clearance of the lungs of mucus plugs and sticky phlegm, particularly in asthma and cystic fibrosis. 8. Salt is vital for clearing up catarrh and congestion of the sinuses. 9. Salt is a strong natural antihistamine. 10. Salt is essential for the prevention of muscle cramps. 11. Salt is vital to prevent excess saliva production to the point that it flows out of the mouth during sleep. Needing to constantly mop up excess saliva indicates salt shortage. 12. Salt is absolutely vital to making the structure of bones firm. Osteoporosis, in a major way, is a result of salt and water shortage in the body. 13. Salt is vital for sleep regulation. It is a natural hypnotic. 14. Salt is a vitally needed element in the treatment of diabetics. 15. Salt on the tongue will stop persistent dry coughs. 16. Salt is vital for the prevention of gout and gouty arthritis. 17. Salt is vital for maintaining sexuality and libido. 18. Salt is vital for preventing varicose veins and spider veins on the legs and thighs. 19. Salt is vital to the communication and information processing nerve cells the entire time that the brain cells work - from the moment of conception to death. 20. Salt is vital for reducing a double chin. When the body is short of salt, it means the body really is short of water. The salivary glands sense the salt shortage and are obliged to produce more saliva to lubricate the act of chewing and swallowing and also to supply the stomach with water that it needs for breaking down foods. Circulation to the salivary glands increases and the blood vessels become "leaky" in order to supply the glands with water to manufacture saliva. The "leakiness" spills beyond the area of the glands themselves, causing increased bulk under the skin of the chin, the cheeks and into the neck. 21. Sea salt contains about 80 mineral elements that the body needs. Some of these elements are needed in trace amounts. Unrefined sea salt is a better choice of salt than other types of salt on the market. Ordinary table salt that is bought in the super markets has been stripped of its companion elements and contains additive elements such as aluminum silicate to keep it powdery and porous. Aluminum is a very toxic element in our nervous system. It is implicated as one of the primary causes of Alzheimer's disease. 22. Twenty-seven percent of the body's salt is in the bones. Osteoporosis results when the body needs more salt and takes it from the body. Bones are twenty-two percent water. Is it not obvious what happens to the bones when we're deficient in salt or water or both. Everything in moderation and just apply common sense is what I'd say.
  4. Also think about changing the number of reps - go heavier for 6 or 8 reps, and perhaps occasionally lighter for 12-14 reps as well. All about variety.
  5. Also I’d just like to add, without getting into the rights and wrongs over whether they should be there or not (not that the troops get a say where they can or cannot serve), the Canadians are bearing the brunt - and taking significant casualties - of some heavy fighting in Afghanistan, unlike some ‘allies’, i.e France, Germany (perhaps understandably though for obvious reasons) and Italy who refuse to allow their troops to be deployed in ‘hot’ and hostile regions of the country.
  6. That’s unfair and ignorant. The Canadians have an exemplary military history. They were the foe the Germans feared most in WWI, it was the Canadians who finally took Vimy Ridge etc. The Canadians took huge casualties in proportion to the size of their population in those days. Canada also had a distinguished record in WWII. Who knows that by 1945 it was little old Canada that had the world’s fourth biggest airforce and navy? I have no doubt that man for man, Canadian soldiers piss on their US counterparts. Also the Canadians weren’t late for both World Wars. When tested the Canadian military more than step up to the plate, and then some, and it’s sacrifices should not be mocked and belittled. ----- Evening workouts all the way for me, hate training early in the day.
  7. It works both ways - the top US fighters need to venture out of America more than they do, even allowing for the fact that it's in the US that the big TV/PPV deals are made so you have to allow for broadcasting concerns and that you have the mecca's of boxing in the US - MSG, MGM Grand etc.
  8. I was speaking in general terms, not specifically if women want to see a steroid gut on men. Men shouldn’t care about what some/most women want – like anything in life nobody can be all things to all people - but if you want to impress certain females that you’ve got your eye on, then it’s logical for one to think about what said woman is thinking and the kind of things they like/dislike if it’s going to increase your chance of getting anywhere. Or if men like females from within a specific scene/community – exercise, rock, knitting – whatever, then you should bear in mind - without stereotyping too much - that it is possible/likely that most women from these groups like a certain type of man - be it in looks, fashion, physique whatever. Rock chicks in many cases go for rock dudes, gym bunnies don’t usually go for fat slobs and so forth. Lot’s of people have strong traits that they can and will curb if it means they get the object of their desire. I know loads of people who used to be really into their sport, drinking and other stuff, who just knock it on the head once they’re mad keen on someone. If they carries on regardless as before then there’s a good chance they would of never hooked up with – or the relationship would never have lasted very long – with object of desire to begin with . They call it being tamed. That’s life, you compromise if you don’t want to jeopardise/lose someone – or something – you really, really like. If you haven't yet got it, then it's natutral I think to think about what you can do to improve the odds of getting what you want. Yeah, sometimes it's futile and all in vain, but if you don't try.....
  9. I don’t know what to think about Calzaghe either. He makes a big thing about beating Hopkins and Jones, but they are both way past their best. That said Calzaghe has peaked over the last 2-3 years, whereas Hopkins and Jones where at their best 10-15 years ago. It can’t be helped if fighters are different ages, and if they’re at their best at different stages of their careers. It’s rare that fighters box when both contestants are at the peak of their powers, so you’ll often get these what-if scenario’s… Also, you read different stories – Calzaghe was avoiding the big US fighters, then you read that it was actually the American fighters dodging him…. Then I heard that apparently Calzaghe has pulled out of 12 world title fights. Not sure if that is true, not looked into it. I think Calzaghe has avoided a few fighters over the years, though don’t think there’s really anyone out there for him at the moment. I hear Chad Dawson mentioned, not sure how good he actually is. There was Pavlik on the scene, but then he went and got beaten by Hopkins in August. He was very, very good against Kessler and especially Lacy.
  10. Of course they should care if they want to attract women. Whether what they are thinking is correct or not is another matter.
  11. I saw this product when I was out in Canada in the health food stores and advertised in the health magazines. I’ve always wondered why you never hear anybody talking about it. It’s bad that it’s just a Vega rip-off, especially so if the manufacturers are a big whey outfit. I’ve always wanted to try Natures Plus Spiru-tein soy flavours - too bad they contain bee pollen. Other than that they appear to be vegan.
  12. It's not unique to this vegan forum. That's the Left for you - if you dare to have your own opinion, challenge their argument and don't share their agenda and 'victim group' nonsense mentality - some have to resort to slander: you're an ist, you're a phobe, you're a hater.
  13. Thanks medman. Just had a quick read up on canker sores and was interested to discover that gluten could potentially be a trigger (not proven), as I'm sure I'm gluten intolerant and doing my best to give it up - only really pitta bread left to cut out now...
  14. I think ancient physiques would not only be influenced by their more active/physical lifestyle but also due to the absence of processed foods.
  15. Anyone else suffer from mouth/tongue ulcers? I was mentioning it to someone and immediately they said to take Marmite (a yeast extract popular in the UK) because it contains B12 - and I said funny you should say that as they say the one thing vegans should especially watch out for is B12.... The person knows I am a vegan, but it was a general reply they'd give anyone, not one specifically aimed at a vegan. I've researched it a bit and mouth ulcers can be a symptom of B12 defiency apparently. I never knew this. I supplement with B12 now and again, and get it from fortified food - soy milk/margarine, cereals etc, so be very surprised if I was defiecient - probably due more to the time of year, as I'm trying to see off a cold and I get them when I'm run down and when I don't get enough sleep.
  16. Did anyone see the Brazilian Grand Prix yesterday? Great drama and tension over the last few laps when it started raining. Not many people have remarked upon the fact that Hamilton may not have lost the crucial 5th place to Vettel if not for Kubica being an idiot. Vettel overtook Hamilton due to Hamilton driving wide to let Kubica through. Kubica was lapped and should of kept out of it, especially when someone was challenging for the title. Dunno what the rules and etiquette are for drivers ‘unlapping’ themselves? I think Hamilton deserved to win the Championship overall, despite the best efforts of the Ferrari Internationale de l’Automobile to conspire that he wouldn’t, but did feel sorry for Massa who was very sporting and gracious in defeat.
  17. You are supposed to replace running shoes often – not that I ever do, I run mine into the ground – as even though shoes can still appear in good condition they soon lose their support and cushioning. I did read somewhere that you were supposed to replace after x miles, I can’t remember exactly but it wasn’t very far at all.
  18. +1 The fact that he is opposed and outnumbered on a loaded forum doesn’t necessarily mean he is right or wrong, just as if Joe was posting his views on a forum where more/the majority agreed with him doesn’t necessarily make him right or wrong either. He just has an unpopular opinion on a forum which is not representative of wider opinion. Would you reassess your opinion – on whatever topic - if you voiced it on a board where you knew most other posters would have an opposing view? Have you suddenly become wrong? Not necessarily. Say you did change your view, what if you then went on a different forum where members were more sympathetic to your original outlook, was your original opinion right all along and were you wrong to change your view? The fact that a certain number of people on a single forum disagree with you doesn’t prove anything in itself other than said people on said forum disagree with you.
  19. I'd go more for Central America - Guatemala is especially tragic. Nicarauga was very nasty too. There was also the bizarre invasions of such critical threats as Grenada and Panama.... Couldn't make it up.
  20. That's sad news. I was reading an obituary over the weekend and history buff that I am, I was interested to learn that he was a serious and respected Napoleanic scholar and author. Ben Weider’s financial success allowed him to indulge his lifelong interest in Napoleon Bonaparte. Immersing himself in Napleonic lore, Weider became convinced that he had not died of cancer, as universally acknowledged, but had actually succumbed to intentional arsenic poisoning. Written with the Swedish dentist Sten Forshufvud, Assassination at St Helena: The Poisoning of Napoleon Bonaparte was derided by historians when released in 1978, but it went on to sell more than a million copies in several languages. The founder and president of the International Napoleonic Society, in 1998 Weider endowed Florida State University’s Institute on Napoleon and the French Revolution. Support for his theory that Napoleon was surreptitiously fed arsenic over an extended period leading up to his death in 1821 has increased significantly since it was first hypothesised. In 2000 France appointed Weider to the Légion d’Honneur. A member of the Order of Canada since 1975, he was advanced to officer (OC) in 2006. http://www.timesonline.co.uk/tol/comment/obituaries/article5002941.ece
  21. Came 9th out of over 300 finishers in a 10k in London on Sunday. Time was a bit slower than I was hoping for - 36min26secs - but the weather was atrocious so would of broke 36mins if not battling the wind. There was about 6 or 7 Vegan Runners taking part in total, so a good turn-out.
  22. It's good to be able to read a balanced debate on abortion - with a range of views - on a vegan forum and without people going totally nuts and also without the discussion degrading to the level where posters' who oppose abortion are informed that's it's a shame that they were not aborted themselves.
  23. I read the memoirs of Hitler's Secretary over the weekend - I got the impression that not eating meat was his own decision and not due to any advice he received.
  24. I know. I go the gym as I want to lift weights not to listen to some nobody of a dj who can only get bookings at a gym on 18.30 on a Wednesday.....
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