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vos wrote

This nice herbal blend from Celestial Seasoning's called Tension Tamer has been my favorite tea for a while now (I call it dragon tea as the package features a dragon). But I also like this other herbal blend for sleeping, with valerian, chamomille and lavender.

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vos wrote

Are you using Windows? I think you'd be best off just uninstalling this presumably older version of Photoshop that you have installed now, and then installing a newer version. I've read m0nkrus is a good/popular choice for pirated Adobe releases on Windows, so I'd give his latest Photoshop a try. Unfortunately, I can't link to pirated content here, but for educational purposes I can provide a link to his official blog: https://w14.monkrus.ws/ and a text that's been written about him: https://www.reddit.com/r/GenP/wiki/redditgenpguides/#wiki_guide_.237_-monkrus_collection_tutorial.2F_lightroom_classic_.2F_single_apps_.28easiest_method.29_.28method_3.3A_monkrus.29.

You say you're not tech savvy in the slightest, but if you're familiar with downloading torrents I think you'll be alright. Otherwise send me a message. I'd be glad to help you out.

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vos wrote

Walnuts contain ALA as well. Worth noting though is that all these plant-based sources only contain the short-chain omega-3 called ALA. Humans can convert this fatty acid into the long-chain omega-3s EPA and DHA, of which adequate levels seem to be important to long-term brain function, but not everyone does so as efficiently. Estrogen levels and genetics play a role in ALA conversion efficiency, and so taking an EPA+DHA supplement might be wise.

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vos wrote (edited )

If it's selfhosted Plex you're talking about: you should assume Plex the company can access your server and its contents. Which means authorities can too. Now, it depends on your country to what extent you're at risk legally. In my country, individual pirates aren't prosecuted for downloading copyrighted content. So I don't worry too much about torrenting nor using Plex. Even in countries with stricter enforcement, Plex is probably not going to make it easy for anyone to access the data they (don't) have on their users and risk losing their entire userbase.

That said, I only use Plex for music and audiobooks. Simply because I find Prism and Prologue to be the absolute best apps on iOS for listening to selfhosted music and podcasts. For movies and shows I use Jellyfin. It's open-source, completely free and fully selfhosted - that is, it doesn't rely on any external authentication system like Plex does, and it doesn't phone home to any central server whatsoever. I'd recommend checking that out if you're interested in hosting your own media.

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vos wrote

What I remember from this movie is the racist way they used the latinx character - as far as I remember the only non-white person in the whole movie - as comedic relief, and the cringey picture of Nelson Mandela in the main character's home. I think the movie also ended on a very white savior-y note. I guess the property destruction was pretty cool though.

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vos wrote

I don't eat meat nor do I eat cheese. It'd be weird to call myself vegan if I did. You appear to have misunderstood me though:

If being vegan means not using anything that contains something that was sourced from the bodies or bodily excretions of nonhuman animals, or anything of which the production involves or at some point involved animal testing, then I'm not vegan and neither do I want to be.

It's impossible and living up to such a purist notion of veganism is ridiculous to me. It won't do anyone any good. If that means I'm not vegan according to you, so be it.

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vos wrote

I'm vegan, though I prefer to use anti-speciesist to describe my stance. If being vegan means not using anything that contains something that was sourced from the bodies or bodily excretions of nonhuman animals, or anything of which the production involves or at some point involved animal testing, then I'm not vegan and neither do I want to be.

For me, being vegan is a matter of respect and (dis)comfort. It is a way for me to practice anti-speciesism. But that's all it is, really. It might inspire people to think about speciesism, yes, and acting in a way that aligns with my values makes me feel good. But it doesn't have any other effects whatsoever. So if that's why someone wouldn't get healthcare, I'd say it'd be for nothing. If it's something that you feel affirms your convictions - good for you. But personally, I'd rather live another day to resist speciesism, or any other part of this civilized hellscape for that matter. That brings me joy. Needless to say, it also most certainly gives you more opportunities to bring about effects far more significant than those of personally boycotting the hospital.

I'm not gonna let some abstract concept prescribe me a fixed set of rules to follow. I use 'vegan' as a label because it loosely translates my ideas into the limited realm of language, where I can use it for convenience. I don't want it the other way around, to have a concept use me.

Anyway, that's my two cents.

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I would actually argue that the main "oppression" eco-extremism is concerned with - civilization - is a force virtually everyone experiences firsthand. There are of course different degrees to one's experience of civilization as oppressive, but the same can be said about racism. So I don't know if your argument holds. The two contexts could be quite similar. For instance, there might be indigenous eco-extremists who act from a position of extreme oppression, trauma and lack of hope - one they share with anti-racists engaging in indiscriminate attacks.

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