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    Re: Pokemon - against our way of life?

    wow, superb, Pob! Brings back memories of my old ZX Spectrum days.

    Glad that some good came out of this blatant troll thread ;):D
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    Re: Pokemon - against our way of life?

    This mail has set my troll alarm off. I mean, who says things like 'gosh darned electronic gizmos' and 'I hopped onto my home computer entertainment station and did some extensive internetting' ??? ...
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    Re: alternatives to molasses

    everything is better with maple syrup :)
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    Poll: Re: Vegan anniversary (veganniversary)

    Saturday July 1st (Canada Day) was my 2 year vegan anniversary. Also my first Canada day as a citizen :)
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    Re: Teetotal, no alcohol; support

    didn't jesus turn water into wine? also, I believe the refreshments he laid on at his last supper included wine. does that place him in 'Satan's deadly arsenal' ?

    or is all that satan talk just...
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    Re: Teetotal, no alcohol; support

    Maybe he didn't mention caffeine because this is a thread about alcohol?
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    Re: Teetotal, no alcohol; support

    you're right - the article I posted used the wording '[alcohol] is thought to be beneficial in reducing the risk of coronary heart disease.'

    ...which is the more accurate scientific way to put it,...
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    Re: Teetotal, no alcohol; support

    'low fat diet'...? :confused: The paragraph I posted was talking about the fact that the French, who enjoy on the whole a HIGH fat diet, have one of the lowest rates in heart disease in Europe,...
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    Re: Teetotal, no alcohol; support

    in fact, it's not just red wine:

    "Alcohol consumed in moderation is thought to be beneficial in reducing the risk of coronary heart disease. Indeed, alcohol consumption in conjunction with high...
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    Re: Teetotal, no alcohol; support

    there must be more to it than that - otherwise people would just say 'eat more grapes'...
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    Re: Teetotal, no alcohol; support

    It has been proven that moderate alcohol consumption, e.g. a glass of red wine a day, does indeed have positive health benefits, mostly in males. However, it's not the sort of thing that manifests...
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    Re: How do you like your coffee/tea?

    coffee - always black, always from the Ottawa fair trade mini-chain 'Bridgehead'. I used to have many many sugars, then I got down to none at all, now I waver around 1.5 -2 spoons (in a large...
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    Re: Were you spanked as a child?

    I remember once when I was about 6 my brother dared me to stand on the toilet and pee into the sink. At the time I could think of nothing else on earth that could possibly be funnier, so I hopped to...
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    Re: Vegan podiatry promoted at last!

    Much respect Hemlock, it's great you're doing all this. :)
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    Re: Human Faeces

    Glen,

    I found this:

    Plants Fertilized with Human Manure

    Herbert1 (1988) reports that in 1959, some Iranian vegans were found to be growing plants in night soil (human manure). The...
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    Re: visiting Vancouver/The Rockies

    haha, yeah that's the one :) my gf's sister lives about 5 blocks away
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    Re: visiting Vancouver/The Rockies

    hey thanks Roxy I'll check it out - is it on Commercial? I went to a place there before, and had the best samosas I've ever tasted. They also had many different types of cookies. Can't remember...
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    Re: visiting Vancouver/The Rockies

    Also in Vancouver look out for the abundance of cheap and superb sushi places. they all have some varity on the veggie themes, for me I'm all about the inari, but there is lots to try.

    I'm lucky...
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    Re: Asparagus and foul smelling urine

    Just found this:

    The website WebMD blames this smell on the break-up of a chemical called mercaptan. That said, asparagus contains a half-dozen sulfur-based chemicals...
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    Re: Asparagus and foul smelling urine

    I don't get this, but I know a load of people do. My ex would always shout about 'stinky pee' from the bathroom, post-asparagus :p

    sometimes I think my pee smells like Sugar Puffs (the cereal),...
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    Re: Fast Food Nation

    yeah I enjoyed the Newsnight link, too. I was quite surprised to find that Eric Schlosser is not even vegetarian, but then I guess that is fortunate in that he can't be dismissed as a crank with a...
  22. Thread: Agave nectar??

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    Re: Agave nectar??

    eh? what's wrong with maple syrup? or do you just prefer Agave?

    I was a big honey fan, for me agave nectar is a good substitute, not as tasty as really good honey though.
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    Re: Vegan products in Canada

    your friend is right - BS did have a fantastic deodorant. It came in a little white bottle, had camomile in it (I think), was unscented, and unbelievably good - sometimes lasting 2 days (though I do...
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    Re: Vegan products in Canada

    haha :) glad I could bring back some good memories. I didn't realise H&S had been around for over 20 years, that's really cool. It's a great store, a godsend to have right downtown. And they still...
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    Re: Vegan Restaurants or Food Shopping in Montreal

    word. Aux Vivres is a great place, in a very hip part of the city. It has a lovely little garden area out the back too.

    ahhh, all this is making me miss Montreal, haven't been since the Sufjan...
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    Re: Peta names Top 6 Veg Friendly Cities

    My gf and I had a little break in Montreal last August, and we stayed at chez philippe's. Great little place, and Philippe is a tremendous host, and an excellent cook.

    Commensal is a favourite...
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    Re: Vegan products in Canada

    OK, here's a hoity toity Ontario update :)

    I just bought some great cookies here in Ottawa, from my local hippie haven, Herb & Spice. They're called "Chocolate Mo'mints" from New Moon Kitchen,...
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    Re: Do You Fear Any Animals?

    Animals I fear (no particular order):

    1. The Jabberwock
    2. The Jubjub bird
    3. The frumious Bandersnatch

    Actually, I don't so much fear no 3, as shun it.

    ;)
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    Re: collagen

    well, they did love their orgies...
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    Re: The Body Shop - what a crock!

    Fair enough, but hey I just noticed that you are ONE post away from you 2000th post !!! :D
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    Re: The Body Shop - what a crock!

    well, OK :) , but everyone can always try harder...what about the many corps like Starbucks out there who are very happy to not try at all...

    I agree it's important if a company gets on a...
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    Re: The Body Shop - what a crock!

    that was the exact thought that was going through my mind as I scanned this thread. They've always struck me as a store that at least tried to be ethical, tried to raise awareness of issues like...
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    Re: Favourite Vegan Food Products - UK

    There's a really good shop in Earlsdon too, on the high street. Can't remember what it's called, but they have lots of stuff for a small corner shop, plus a little cafe out the back.
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    Re: Favourite Vegan Food Products - UK

    no, but I'd like to try it. There was free pizza at a staff meeting here a couple of weeks ago, and a colleague asked me why I wasn't getting stuck in. When I told him he snorted something about my...
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    Re: Favourite Vegan Food Products - UK

    I was back home in Coventry for a couple of months earlier this year, and I found the opposite to be true - the Morrisons on Holyhead Road always had quite a lot of vegan stuff, whereas the Tescos on...
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    Re: ottawa recommendations?

    don't be afraid - it's a nice group of people ! I've been to a couple of meetups, and it's been a good time both times. Plenty of people to chat to, different backgrounds etc. Plus no 'in crowd' or...
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    Re: ottawa recommendations?

    I just got through posting my last message when I got an email from the Ottawa veg*n meetup group, saying the meet for tomorrow is at Perfection Satisfaction Promise. Coincidence ? I think not ;)
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    Re: New Vegan Bed & Breakfast in Montreal, Canada

    Hi all,

    I was in Montreal a couple of weeks ago with my girlfriend and we stayed at Chez Philippe's. Just wanted to post and say it's a great little place, Philippe is a very nice host & cook,...
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    Re: ottawa recommendations?

    yeah, that's a good place, very tripped out vibe. Worth going just for the picture of Sri Chimnoy lifting a huge amount of weights and looking like Aleister Crowley. It can get a bit crowded there...
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    cheers cloudy, you're not bad yourself. It was...

    cheers cloudy, you're not bad yourself.

    It was a green tub, and while I'm not a margarine connisseur (much to my family's shame), I thought it tasted quite nice. I think I bought it from...
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