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by brimstoneSalad
Mon Dec 10, 2018 4:40 pm
Forum: Vegan Forum
Topic: Which animals need the most help from the animal advocacy movement?
Replies: 6
Views: 459

Re: Which animals need the most help from the animal advocacy movement?

The question of weighting different species by the degree of sentience is a controversial one (for obvious reasons). That's like saying taking a position on the Earth not being flat is controversial, so we'd better not do it, because a small and radical fringe may disagree. Controversy is inherent ...
by brimstoneSalad
Sun Dec 09, 2018 2:34 pm
Forum: Off-Topic Discussion - Fun
Topic: I (Again) Don't Know What to Get For Christmas
Replies: 11
Views: 544

Re: I (Again) Don't Know What to Get For Christmas

Books are a good choice.

Maybe instead of the card, your own bank account? A useful thing to have.
by brimstoneSalad
Fri Dec 07, 2018 2:41 pm
Forum: Vegan Forum
Topic: Which animals need the most help from the animal advocacy movement?
Replies: 6
Views: 459

Re: Which animals need the most help from the animal advocacy movement?

The longevity of the suffering in question That's a very good point too. If insects suffer, it's over the duration of a typically brief life cycle (sometimes days outside their larval form), whereas cows suffer for potentially two to three years, and chickens from a few weeks to a few months. Some ...
by brimstoneSalad
Fri Dec 07, 2018 2:28 pm
Forum: New Member? Introduce Yourself!
Topic: Hi everyone :)
Replies: 3
Views: 249

Re: Hi everyone :)

Hi Livvie, welcome to the forum! I hope you like it here.

What's your argument, in a nut shell?
by brimstoneSalad
Thu Dec 06, 2018 1:44 am
Forum: Vegan Forum
Topic: Which animals need the most help from the animal advocacy movement?
Replies: 6
Views: 459

Re: Which animals need the most help from the animal advocacy movement?

I think research like this can be a little counter productive, particularly when you talk about wild bugs being among the most in need of help. People aren't ready for the wild animal question, they're not ready to worry about bugs, and they certainly aren't ready to worry about wild bugs. That said...
by brimstoneSalad
Thu Dec 06, 2018 12:53 am
Forum: Off-Topic Discussion - Fun
Topic: Peanut butter and Mustard.
Replies: 1
Views: 154

Re: Peanut butter and Mustard.

Savory peanut sauces are great. Think spicy thai peanut sauce, kind of the same concept. Just the spiciness is from mustard.
by brimstoneSalad
Wed Dec 05, 2018 1:46 am
Forum: Vegan Forum
Topic: Vegan Daughter Refuses to eat with Non-Vegans
Replies: 12
Views: 584

Re: Vegan Daughter Refuses to eat with Non-Vegans

Everyone enjoyed a fantastic dinner and a lovely time together...which is what the holiday is about, si?. Nobody complained at all. My daughter appreciated the gesture. That's wonderful news! Thank you for the update. I've heard similar stories about nobody noticing changes like that as long as the...
by brimstoneSalad
Wed Dec 05, 2018 1:40 am
Forum: New Member? Introduce Yourself!
Topic: Ula, Charity Entrepreneurship
Replies: 4
Views: 346

Re: Ula, Charity Entrepreneurship

Welcome Ula, that's an amazing resume!
What originally inspired you to go vegan? Any particular books or arguments?
by brimstoneSalad
Fri Nov 30, 2018 9:50 pm
Forum: Vegan Forum
Topic: Culture clash and cultural sensitivity
Replies: 5
Views: 1552

Re: Culture clash and cultural sensitivity

Please don't use my work to try to convert Indigenous people to veganism. Our nations have seen missionaries since the invasion began. Settlers don't have the moral authority to criticize Indigenous culture, or to engage us in dialogue on moral grounds. I like Settlers. My vegan partner is one. But...
by brimstoneSalad
Thu Nov 29, 2018 2:51 pm
Forum: Other Philosophy Discussion Forum
Topic: The 'Green New Deal' is Stupid, Grade-A Counterproductive Bullshit
Replies: 2
Views: 295

Re: The 'Green New Deal' is Stupid, Grade-A Counterproductive Bullshit

There's some good stuff in there, but ultimately excluding nuclear makes it unrealistic goal-wise, which just makes the whole thing look like a joke. There's some low hanging fruit where we can add in more solar and geothermal (particularly on homes, not so much for industry), and absolutely improve...