Anonymous said: how is sugar not vegan?

It’s not always non vegan, but frequently (at least in the US) they use animal bone char when they process it. Organic sugar, raw sugar, and evaporated cane juice are all vegan sugars, and not all companies use bone char but I’d rather avoid it if I don’t know which company’s sugar is being used, and what that company’s policies and such are.

casualblessings:

may you pick up your tea when it’s exactly the right temperature, and may you happen to glance out the window when the light is just how you like it.

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professor-zun:

A non-vegan’s “love” for animals reminds me of that selfish kind of “love” that often happens between humans too.

It’s when all you care about is what the other person can do for you, how they can make you feel, and you depend on them for your own happiness. You—perhaps…

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Ugh at this rate I’m gonna lose 15 pounds not gain it. At least that would make my mom happy though, since she’s so concerned about me “putting on weight”. (She means getting fat. I don’t weigh myself and she doesn’t know my weight so like…. She doesn’t mean weight.) But, why have I not gotten a response from dining services or AccessAbility? I can’t eat most of the “vegan” food here, either because it would make me sick or because it’s not actually vegan because it has palm oil and/or sugar in it. I guess I’ll just start surviving on microwaved oatmeal and beans with daiya cheese. Sigh.

mikerugnetta:

It bothered me that none of the Tiny Groot GIF’s loop, so…

mikerugnetta:

It bothered me that none of the Tiny Groot GIF’s loop, so…

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“Changes in physical activity and the inability to enjoy rewarding or pleasurable experiences are two hallmarks of major depression,”

Oh, that’s why.

fightingforanimals:

Friendly reminder that no Kellogg’s cereal is vegan because they all contain lanolin-derived vitamin d. Just because a lot of vegans have mentioned eating it before.

Same goes for Domino’s pizza in the UK as every single one of their bases contains whey.

Just a head’s up for well-meaning folks!

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My dorm and the view from it! I managed to sneak in earlier hehehehe…. I AM SO EXCITED THOUGH YEAH! YEAH!

a-little-bi-furious:

natashiyaa:

shatteredchrystal:

runaon:

a-little-bi-furious:

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samjoonyuh:

Perspective. 

"Looting? I thought these were supposed to be nonviolent protests"

I know it’s incredible! People are literally coming out of the woodwork to comment on this photoset to focus on the looting headline with “well yes it is nice they were helping people hit with the tear gas, but stealing is still wrong uwu” as if they’re back to kindergarten morality.

Like everyone who’s gone to boot camp I’ve been tear gassed. They put about 50+ of you in a gas chamber and toss it in. You have to stay there until your rank is allowed to exit. Before that though, you have to say your name, rank, and social security number. You then exit and file into ranks (again) outside and are not allowed at any point to rinse your face or eyes for the entire day.

That right there? Easily the worst part of boot camp. My eyes were literally swollen shut. I was blinded for a good 30 minutes and my chest hurt for days.

I have zero problem and not and ounce of judgement for people raiding a mcdonalds that can easily afford to repair damage for ANYTHING to help ease the shittiness that is being tear gassed. Esp because every one of us in boot were medically sound to deal with tear gas. Children, asthmatics, people prone to panic and anxiety attacks, the elderly as sooo many more are NOT going to handle tear gas well at ALL.

Or that smoke the police use either.

It’s easy to sit there and judge someone from the safety of your home and say things like “it’s just tear gas” or “it can’t be that bad”.

Fuck you. As someone who HAS been gassed, you need to stfu.

I remember all the preparation they did to get us ready for the gas chamber in boot camp. We were taught how to handle ourselves, how to control our breathing, not to touch anything, how to avoid the worst of the gas. But it still didn’t matter. I remember taking in that first breath and feeling like I had just been kicked in the chest. I remember a few guys in my platoon falling down and vomiting. We knew the gas wasn’t as bad on the floor but we were the fifth platoon through and the vomit kept us from bending over more than absolutely necessary. I remember a few guys, guys in peak health training to be infantrymen, breaking ranks and running for the door only to be dragged back in kicking and screaming until they said name, rank and serial. They were expecting it, trained for it, bragging about how it wouldn’t bother them.
I remember standing there with all of the mucus from my nasal cavity on the front of my ACUs and thinking to myself “This is the nonviolent option?”
Covered head to toe and my skin still itching I looked down at the silver wedding band hanging next to my dog tags and realized that the gas had eaten little pits into its surface.
I stood there and thought of all the news reports I had seen over the years. The uprisings and revolutionaries being gassed, the crowds running from men in masks.
That’s the moment I got it, staring at my ruined wedding band, that’s the moment I realized terrorism isn’t about bombs or who is using them. It’s about controlling people through fear. It’s about removing their ability to act reasonably, to make them seem like the monsters. Terrorism is about triggering people to fight or flight then blaming them for not being rational. It’s about power. Remove someone’s power to act with reason, and you remove their humanity.

Oh fuck

My god this commentary is perfect. Also a reminder that it turned out this “looting” was not that at all, the police bust that window with a bullet and the staff were gracious enough to hand milk out it seems, the protestors did not break in but even if they did just look at what they were trying to do with that milk, look at what they went through. The immense endurance that’s been shown by the people of Ferguson in the face of all this is incredible.

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