fortifiedmischief OP wrote

Witness Eve Stabile said the man may have been intoxicated, was naked and behaving in a "bizarre way" when he was shot multiple times.

"He was in and out of stores. He was pouring a jug of milk on his head. His behaviour was eccentric and probably inappropriate, and he was shot," she said.

Fuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuck that


fortifiedmischief wrote (edited )

Reply to comment by bloodrose in where my culture lovers at? by zoom_zip

Number 1 I can get behind no problem. I love to hear it.

Your number 2 leads me to believe I may have just not expressed myself clearly (which is fine lol). I am not condemning the practice or need of convenience (although in many areas of life I wish people, myself included, were not so easily drawn to the allure of convenience, thus missing out on the fruits of a little labour). What I am trying to say is that I think we should work to make good, organic, vegan food more convenient.

For me this battle involves doing anything we can to refuse fast food chains opening in our neighbourhoods, protecting local food suppliers and farmers, collaborating with people in order to buy food in bulk directly from wholesalers so that it's cheaper... etc you get the gist.

"Pre-McDonald's purity" is maybe a bit dramatic, but I do believe that most people have lost their connection to food and are stuck in a loop detachment, hunger, and convenience, and it results in a total loss of agency over what we can eat. Ok I guess "total loss" is exactly what we're discussing here because you're advocating for individual decisions to consume suffer-less food. Which I'm down for. My qualm is energy is finite and I wish there was more energy spent on making quality organic/vegan/vegetarian food convenient.

I also do very much wish that more people had the time and energy to cook food at home, with their friends, family, neighbours. But that's a whole other can of worms (VEGAN GUMMY WORMS THAT IS).


fortifiedmischief wrote

Reply to comment by bloodrose in where my culture lovers at? by zoom_zip

oh ya for sure, definitely fuck that. Which I'm sure often falls under this umbrella of discussing what people's personal dietary choices are. I mean don't get me wrong, I think being vegan is a great thing for someone to do. And a lot of cultures come by it pretty easily. My fam is middle eastern and a lot of dishes are easily made veg or vegan and still tasting amazing.

I just wish there was more focus on bringing down corporate manifestations of animal exploitation and less focus on the individual's dietary choices. People often act on convenience and as long as there's cheap meat available people will buy it. It's a sad thing; fresh, organic produce is hard to come by and expensive. A junior mcchicken is in your hand in 5 mins.


fortifiedmischief wrote

Reply to comment by zoom_zip in where my culture lovers at? by zoom_zip

ya if i'm cooking at home lol you don't need to list vegan food to me. Besides, I think most people cooking at home are probably more likely to try non-meat dishes. I figure the issue is with people buying meat as restaurant/take out food. Especially when it's the cheapest option.