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... This might just have to become my go-to guided meditation from now on...

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I wonder if I could get away with leading this meditation at our next Buddhist retreat? (NSFW!) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=92i5m3tV5XY

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Long as it doesn't include the shambles known as the Dalai Lama, it's all good.
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This really is what it means to give up your freedoms one by one. This is the end game. There is no other way it can go -- or at least there is no other way it has ever gone before now but this.

Fight to keep your small freedoms now, or you'll be chained by your lack of freedom later.
 
On Parental Licensing:
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+Kevin Colby Definitely not acceptable, but still a whole lot better than what actually happened.
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This is so wrong it's right.
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Perfect
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I'm in good company with +C.S. MacCath   =)
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Aaaand we're taking on yet another touchy topic. =o)
 
FALLACY: "Vegan Parenting Is Brainwashing"

It must surely be a form of child abuse to instill your own values in your child... Right?!

Of course, parents are responsible for the physical well-being of their children, and they are also responsible for providing ethical guidance. Evidence shows that a plant-based diet is healthy for people of all life stages, including children, so vegan parents are following appropriate nutritional guidelines. Veganism is the philosophical position that using animals for human benefit is unethical, so vegan parents are simply teaching their children compassion through veganism, much as any parent might teach a child to be kind.

These ideas are addressed further on the Your Vegan Fallacy Is site at yvfi.ca/brainwashing/r along with responses by +Marla Rose (a.k.a. the "Vegan Feminist Agitator"), +Vegan Street, +Colleen Patrick-Goudreau, +Sean P. O. MacCath-Moran, +YouHippies, +Vegan Sidekick, and +Skool of Vegan.

#children #brainwashing #yvfi #vegan #fallacy


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The Your Vegan Fallacy Is project is a community-driven effort dedicated to correcting misconceptions about veganism in approachable and unambiguous ways. If you're vegan and you'd like to see the site in your mothertongue (or to help out with the ongoing work in the existing languages), or if you'd like to volunteer your skills as an artist, writer, or resource curator, then read more about how you can help at yvfi.ca/join-us.
Addressing the fallacy that raising vegan children is a form of brainwashing.
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ok. will do, +Sean P. O. MacCath-Moran be back soon
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This article is... well... some kind of genius.

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THE nation of Greece said sorry to the European Union with a present of an enormous wooden horse.
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Could I suggest all the Greek pensioners move to Germany to claim their pensions?
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FALLACY: "Vegans Would Eat Meat On A Desert Island"

What if you, as a vegan, were on a desert island with nothing to eat but chickens -- would you eat one then? Or how about if someone literally has you a gut-point and demands that you eat a pork-chop?

Such arguments propose a hypothetical edge-case scenario (e.g. eating animals on a desert island) as a means of justifying a real-life behaviour (i.e. eating animals on a daily basis). However, this exercise in imagination does not represent a plausible situation people might find themselves in and does not tell us anything about the morality of the vegan addressing the topic. For these reasons, it tends not to be a productive conversation point.

These ideas are addressed further on the Your Vegan Fallacy Is site at yvfi.ca/desertisland/r along with responses by +Vegan Street, +Colleen Patrick-Goudreau, +Sean P. O. MacCath-Moran, +Vegan Sidekick, and +vegcomic.com. As always, if we've missed any good responses out there, we'd love to know about them! =oD

#desertisland #hypothetical #reallife #yvfi #vegan #fallacy


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The Your Vegan Fallacy Is project is a community-driven effort dedicated to correcting misconceptions about veganism in approachable and unambiguous ways. If you're vegan and you'd like to see the site in your mothertongue (or to help out with the ongoing work in the existing languages), or if you'd like to volunteer your skills as an artist, writer, or resource curator, then read more about how you can help at yvfi.ca/join-us.
Addressing the fallacy that vegans would eat meat if they had no other choice.
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If you're vegan and eat meat for any reason, you would get very sick b-c your body is not used to meat. You'd then have to force yourself to eat it several more times to make the adjustment.
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Well... This is sobering...
 
It's gettin' tight!

A little Gedankenexperiment:
If every human were allowed as much space as an animal in factory farming (for instance: a pig), and all humans were crammed into one place, how much space would humanity need?

Look for yourself...

Calculations, sources and a little extra info:
https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1HCQ_OKB0O61JiwDGNcuOvfnXBKaN1REmyf6FaFxd9a4/edit?usp=sharing
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Hopefully our Future Alien overlords will be kinder to us than we were to the other beings who shared our world. 
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This might be the best comic of the day...
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Awesome
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How about 75% of my online animal-advocacy conversations go:

From an ethical perspective, is it worse to needlessly kill others, or to needlessly hurt them?
  ~ "It's worse to kill them, of course!"

Is it unethical to needlessly cause other animals pain? e.g. Do you oppose the misery imposed by "factory farms"?
  ~ "Yes, of course -- factory farms are awful, and we should always be humane!"

Do you understand that humans have no physiological need to consume other animal's bodies, and humans have been thriving on plant-based diets for as long as there have been humans, and that there are hundreds of thousands of people healthfully doing so today?
  ~ "Sure, I've heard of this..."

Then you agree that it's unethical to needlessly kill animals (e.g. in order to eat their bodies)?
  ~ "..."
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Snap. I get this EVERY time. There seems to be some fail safe blank mode that switches on when you apply the scenario to the person.
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I kinda love this!
 
From Ello...
just like the word "atheism"... #atheism #veganism #carnism #cruelty #meat #flesh #slaughter #nonvegetarian #culturaldifferences
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LOL - I may give that one a go, +Odracirys Mediys!
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Nice! It's good to see religious leaders taking a proactive stand on these issues.
 
Creation has “an intrinsic value” which is “independent of [its] usefulness. Each organism, as a creature of God, is good and admirable in itself.”

Pope Francis slowly but surely restores my belief that Christianity can be a force for good in the world. I am so heartened to read this news of his new enyclical on the environment. Go long, Your Holiness.
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+Andrea Z. I'm sure we all wish he'd said more, but just having a major Christian leader state that animals have inherent value feels like a major step.  You might be underestimating how entrenched the idea that all the rest of creation was made for man has gotten in Christian circles.  (IMO this heavy anthropocentrism is not a Biblical doctrine at all, but Christians never claimed to be perfect people -- we still have pride -- and sometimes, like any other subculture, we fall victim to stupid ideas.)

He's already getting called "the most dangerous person" over this, lukewarm though it might have been, so I think he did well.
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Vegan Roll Call: Venus And Serena Williams Are In
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We had the considerable misfortune to rent a home through VDL Property Management (www.letsrent.ca) upon first coming to Canada on working visas. When Stella Van der Lugt showed the home to me, she withheld information about a serious mouse infestation and outright lied about the basement, porch and attic full of personal items the owner was storing in the home long-term. When my husband and I arrived from the States to take possession of the home a month later, she insinuated that we might be inclined to steal the owner's items and told my husband (while I was away at the bank) that I had approved their storage there. As we signed the lease and asked her whether or not we might move to a month-to-month contract at the end of our term (because we would be looking to buy a house), she told us this wasn't possible (and it is, under Nova Scotia tenant law). From there, her behavior slid from bad to worse. She disregarded our e-mails about the mouse infestation. The owner of the home lost a year's worth of post-dated rent checks, and Stella's response was to demand that we direct deposit rent money to her own private bank account. Stella herself lost a rent check thereafter and called to accuse us of failing to pay the rent altogether (our payment was never late). Later, after a storm surge that destroyed the washer and dryer in the basement, it took her over two weeks to replace the units, which was nothing to the month we spent without a kitchen cook stove while she dawdled over that repair. And these are only the most egregious of a host of complaints, which include the violation of our privacy on two separate occasions with regard to our household utility accounts. So when we tendered our notice to vacate the premises last winter, we detailed our concerns to her again and argued that because we had requested a month-to-month lease, we were not obligated to fulfill a third twelve-month contract (we had lived there two and a half years). Her response was voluble e-mail histrionics for two days. When that failed to subdue us, her husband Brian called and screamed threats at me on the phone, then bizarrely followed his threats by verbally cancelling our lease and telling us to leave. We accepted his terms, but when we emailed Stella to confirm them, she told us that he had not said any of these things. So we were forced to hire an attorney, who had the patience of a saint and was worth every penny we paid her. Among other things, our counsel fielded Stella's threats to come and 'inspect' the home every day, reminded Stella of her obligation to provide a twenty-four hour notice before visiting the home when Stella abruptly arrived on moving day and badgered my work crew while I was away and informed Stella that indeed we had not stolen anything from the home after Stella insisted she couldn't find a framed picture the owner had left there several years ago. Worse, Stella took a host of grainy close-up photos of rust and other normal wear and tear, accused us of leaving the house filthy (it wasn't, I scrubbed it before I departed and took photos) and demanded that we replace a perfectly good shower surround and kitchen cook stove. I finally offered to pay for a cleaning crew to revisit the work I had done, but she refused this and demanded money instead. So we paid her $200 to shut up and go away, which is what I would have paid a cleaning crew anyway, and we haven't heard from her since. Both Stella Van der Lugt and her husband Brian have a local reputation for being confidence people and thugs, and that reputation was certainly confirmed in our dealings with them. We were fortunate to be well-off enough financially to afford legal counsel and what essentially amounted to a $200 extortion payment (which I'm fairly certain Stella pocketed), but many people aren't. So for the sake of your peace of mind, don't ever do business with VDL Property Management, and give both Stella and Brian a wide berth. Whether you're a property owner or renter, this company and these people are not to be trusted.
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It's good that they're business construction, because they're utterly inept at social media. Spamming people and then blocking those who ask them to quit spamming them is definitely not the way to engender positive brand engagement.
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