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  •  During WW II (9+ / 0-)

    There was a national push for meatless meals. It was the patriotic thing to do. We need to resurrect that kind of thinking.

    They always say time changes things, but you actually have to change them yourself. - Andy Warhol

    by 1864 House on Sat Apr 19, 2008 at 01:09:20 PM PDT

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    •  After 9/11, our prez's patriotic Rx: go shopping (6+ / 0-)

      We have a l-o-n-g way to go to resurrect the idea of sacrifice and working together for national and global goals.

      As optimistic and enthusiastic as I am about soon-to-be Prez Obama's leaderships gifts, I don't think even he can persuade beef-addled, BMI-challenged Americans to switch out a Boca Burger for a Big Mac every once and awhile.

      Me...I'm a retired vegan who still loves all the veggie stuff. (I had tofu, tempeh and seitan at lunch yesterday!) And I haven't eaten beef since the Carter administration.

      Sweet are the uses of adversity...[Find] tongues in trees, books in the running brooks, Sermons in stones, and good in everything. -Shakespeare, As You Like It

      by earicicle on Sat Apr 19, 2008 at 01:21:25 PM PDT

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