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NYC's 19th-Century Horse Carriages Spawn Weird, Truck-Size Electric Car

Vegan Cyclist Re:Stupid? (204 comments)

Aww - why was this modded down? It's funny!!

2 days ago
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NYC's 19th-Century Horse Carriages Spawn Weird, Truck-Size Electric Car

Vegan Cyclist Re:Stupid? (204 comments)

And 'rogoshen1' is any more deserving? I know you're probably joking, but consider: maybe i've spent more time than the average person looking into how animals are treated, and might actually have something to contribute to the discussion, either factually or philosophically. If all you want is people who say the same thing as you, what are you doing here?

2 days ago
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NYC's 19th-Century Horse Carriages Spawn Weird, Truck-Size Electric Car

Vegan Cyclist Re:Stupid? (204 comments)

They never leave the city (except to be sent to slaughter.) Their stalls are appalling. They're in traffic all day, breathing fumes, walking on hard pavement, and constantly at risk of being hit (or breaking loose and hurting someone else.) Often, they don't 'like' pulling, they just 'like' it more than the alternative (which is an appalling stable in this case.) It's often not hard to coerce animals bred over centuries for complacency to do what we want....and easier for us to make ourselves feel better and say 'they like it'.

2 days ago
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NYC's 19th-Century Horse Carriages Spawn Weird, Truck-Size Electric Car

Vegan Cyclist Re:Animal rights? (204 comments)

Wrong.

End the industry, and it reduces demand for horses. It's not like if there's no demand for horses, they're going to keep breeding them just to send to dog food factories. (And there are a lot being eaten by humans actually. Not sure a lot are being fed to dogs in the US.)

As it stands, they're used to pull carriages, THEN they're sent to slaughter. They don't get sent somewhere magical once they're no longer useful pulling carriages.

2 days ago
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Neil Young's "Righteous" Pono Music Startup Raises $1 Million With Kickstarter

Vegan Cyclist Pono Player Hardware? (413 comments)

Am not seeing much discussion of the hardware itself...? Seems like it's not a terribly great device.. A 1/8" 'headphone' output - does that make sense given all the fuss over sound quality? Is the 1/8" jack the golden standard? What about the 8hr battery life? Would like to see more discussion around this..

about a month and a half ago
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WSJ: Americans' Phone Bills Are Going Up

Vegan Cyclist Re:Canada... (273 comments)

Agreed. I just switched to Fido, feeling 'lucky' now to be paying 'just' $50/mo for 1000 voice (unlimited incoming and after 5pm), 1000 data, unlimited texting, and Canada-wide coverage (can call anywhere, can be anywhere).

Switched from Rogers, where i was paying $55/mo for 150 voice (unlimited after 6pm, still paid for incoming during the day), 100 data, unlimited texting (100 'international', Fido: unlimited), dinged for Canadian long-distance and being outside of my city range if called or made a call. Ironic since Rogers owns Fido...but i'll take it.

As a 'plus', Fido just charges what they say ($50/mo plus tax). Rogers also has a bunch of 'extra' charges that turn up when you get your bill.

about a month and a half ago
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Meat Makes Our Planet Thirsty

Vegan Cyclist Re:Nice try (545 comments)

Is this an invitation to keep cattle in your backyard? /sarcasm

If the answer were as simple as 'move to where there's water', don't you think they would have?

about a month and a half ago
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3 Years Later: A Fukushima Worker's Eyewitness Story

Vegan Cyclist Re:Summary (148 comments)

Good point: maybe these things ought to remain on paper.

about a month and a half ago
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PETA Abandons $1 Million Prize For Artificial Chicken

Vegan Cyclist Re:Wouldnt want it (191 comments)

It's also to help people transition...would you be more likely to go vegetarian or vegan if you can continue eating familiar-tasting foods? It's also a good option for people trying to reduce calories (obesity is still a huge problem...pun intended.)

For me, i enjoy the occasional veggie burger or Gardein 'chicken nugget' because it's a fun, different flavor and texture. I'm not trying to eat 'chicken', and would also be fine if i never had it again. There's no doubt we enjoy certain flavors. If it can be done without harming another animal, why not?

about a month and a half ago
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PETA Abandons $1 Million Prize For Artificial Chicken

Vegan Cyclist Re: Why didn't they leave it in place? (191 comments)

Here is some evidence: they have a $30 million annual budget (at least a few years ago, haven't looked lately), and millions of members. An email to members in the area would probably be all it takes to find a home (with some screening of course). Shelters run on a fraction of a fraction of their budget, yet have significantly higher adoption rates (both in sheer volume, and percentages).

When you start looking into what PETA does, and all the killing they endorse (like giving an award to a mouse trap that used gas to kill mice, or a special pot to boil lobsters in, or that they have 'moratoriums' on protesting places like McD), the fact is PETA doesn't oppose killing animals - they oppose killing animals without their *permission*. That's what their track record is, at least.

about a month and a half ago
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Egg-free Flu Vaccines Provide Faster Pandemic Response

Vegan Cyclist Aren't insects animals? (64 comments)

Last i checked...

about 2 months ago
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Majority of Young American Adults Think Astrology Is a Science

Vegan Cyclist Re: More likely (625 comments)

^ mod up! Kinda funny tho: let's confuse them with these terms instead.

about 2 months ago
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Iconic Predator-Prey Study In Peril

Vegan Cyclist Re:Why should we care? (84 comments)

Not quite....i suspect the lack of ice might be due to climate change.

about 2 months ago
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Extinct Species of Early Human Survived On Grass Bulbs, Not Meat

Vegan Cyclist Re:A blow to vegetarians (318 comments)

Thankfully this is tagged 'funny', but two points: you might want to look up the definition of 'solely', after researching that bacteria produce B12 (not 'meat'); and what other vitamins do we need to supplement with, as you made it plural? (And if you do your B12 research well, you'll find a lot of omnivores also need to supplement B12, even tho they're getting it from animal products.)

about 3 months ago
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Building a Better Bike Helmet Out of Paper

Vegan Cyclist Re:Read between the lines (317 comments)

I don't think we have enough data to really make a decision...what happens to the cardboard lid under increasingly harder impacts? (And what's the data for bike helmets?) In a bike crash, there may be more than one impact (head could hit the ground several times) - once the cardboard is compressed, how does it behave? How does it handle under a shearing blow? Could it be torn off one's head?

Not saying there's no place for this, it may be the future of helmets, but i think a lot of research has gone into existing bike helmets, and i don't know if this inventor is really considering many, or most of the factors, other than a single impact...

about 3 months ago
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Chimpanzee "Personhood" Lawsuits Fail In New York Courts

Vegan Cyclist Re:The Lawyers for NhRP are racists (370 comments)

Yes and no..it would knock out the US as a market, and hopefully other countries would follow. We have to start somewhere..nothing else is going to end it overnight either.

about 4 months ago
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Chimpanzee "Personhood" Lawsuits Fail In New York Courts

Vegan Cyclist Re:This isn't about animal rights (370 comments)

I'm sure most of the lawyers are vegans, and already speak up for them as well. Keep in mind that a victory for any other species opens the door for the rest - including farm animals. If a chimpanzee is granted personhood, and a pig is nearly as smart as a chimpanzee...you can see where this goes.

about 4 months ago

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New Mad Cow Disease Form Shows up in Two Swiss Co

Vegan Cyclist Vegan Cyclist writes  |  more than 2 years ago

Vegan Cyclist (1650427) writes "From the article:

An international team of researchers identified two Swiss cows with a new form of mad-cow disease.

Bovine spongiform encephalopathy (BSE), more commonly known as mad cow disease, is caused by prion proteins that become tangled up and cause brain damage decades after infection. Humans can become infected by the prion proteins and develop Creutzfeldt-Jakob disease, a neurodegenerative disease, first reported in 1996. Since then, health experts have identified 217 patients from 11 countries with the disease.

Previously, scientists had uncovered three prion variants, but when the current team examined the prions of the two cows, they found a fourth unknown variant."

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