catachresis

catachresis wrote

I’d rather view veganism as the things that people do, rather than the things people don’t do and that leads to a pretty standard definition: a person who avoids supporting animal exploitation and cruelty. A boycott doesn’t cover enough ground to satisfy me.

In your comment it seems like you’re alluding that FnB Houston fits your definition of vegan, and I would disagree. FnB does amazing work, but ovo-lacto freegan is not vegan. There is an important psychological shift in denouncing animal products and becoming vegan that freeganism doesn’t usually give way for.

I also want to concur with moonlune’s post and I agree with their hot take, I want to try and cool it down by saying that activism can look different to different people. Have a pragmatic definition to activism. Vegan activism doesn’t have to end at ALF or anonymous for the voiceless. A boycott can be considered activism, too. I remember how excited and outspoken I was the first year I went vegan and being nearly the only vegan I knew in my conservative-ass town felt pretty radical and I would consider it activism for others acting alone in challenging carnism as a social norm.

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catachresis wrote

There was a regular at a restaurant I used to work at; he was a 10th grade English teacher and his favorite book was lord of the flies.

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catachresis wrote

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I’ve never really like this joke much. Cocaines a stupid drug, it’s too expensive and never lasts more than one night. Sure it feels good, but so does good weed. Also It’s already cheaper to run everywhere, but people don’t cuz their out of shape, lazy, or don’t want to invest the time or energy to run everywhere.

Also bicycles exist and are better than running in every way. Gas prices are now so high, go ride a frikin bike!

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catachresis wrote

I tried listening to the 4 hour work week and it basically boiled down to largely hiring a personal assistant from India that will automate communications in your life as much as possible. Hated it.

4 hour body had some cool info. I pirated it and took what I wanted out of it.

I haven’t checked out the 4 hour chef but seems like an interesting concept.

He also has a book called Tribe of Mentors that has a bunch of short interviews with other people that are generally looked up to or regarded as great to the general American. Not anarchist literature in the slightest, but I think the info is solid.

I don’t listen to his podcast so I can’t speak to that.

I wouldnt call him an anarchist or anything close but his ideas about labor could be considered radical as his writing centers around doing the things you would rather be doing and being your best self.

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catachresis wrote

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That’s too bad. I’m curious about Aldi’s dumpsters since they own Trader Joe’s but aren’t any in my part of the world.

Happy diving!

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I’ve had good luck at trader joes or grocery outlet if you have either of those close by.

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I got the plot pretty well. He used be to be a hired gun/hitman type but wanted to stop killing people but gets talked into one last job and is looking for a thing on a train that other people are looking for. He’s wearing a bucket hat cuz for those sweet Hunter S Thompson hippy vibes cuz he’s a changed man that doesn’t kill anymore.

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