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Tuesday, May 12th, 2009

Subject:Laughing while he was doing it
Posted by:vain_regrets.
Time:2:51 pm.
Hello, music fans. Just thought I'd drop in to let you all know that some real music worth listening to is finally on it's way again. Green Day is releasing a new album on May 15th, titled 21st Century Breakdown. Below is a widget where you can check out the new single, Know Your Enemy, and follow what the band has going on right now. Release is only days away, so hurry and secure your copy!

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Saturday, January 17th, 2009

Subject:Ban Bestiality in Florida
Posted by:keyla978.
Time:2:29 pm.
Hey guys!
Bestiality is an action that is cruel and extremely harmful to animals. When put through such a vulnerable situation the animals have no choice but to undergo the horrible pain, fear, and torture. I started a petition urging the Florida legislative to ban bestiality in Florida.
Please visit the following link and sign the petition.

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Saturday, February 17th, 2007

Subject:Calling all Morrissey fans (urgent help needed)
Posted by:girlafraid50.
Time:6:14 pm.
Last chance to download Morrissey into the charts

As some of you may know Morrissey fans over at Morrissey–solo.com have been organizing a campaign to try and get a track from Morrissey’s latest album ‘Ringleader of the tormentors’, the beautifully haunting, ‘Life is a Pigsty’ into the charts.

We’ve been downloading ‘Life is a Pigsty’ all this week but time is running out and for this to work we need more people to get involved.

So please if you have a spare 79p please download ‘Life is a pigsty’ and help us make this dream a reality.

The chart countdown begins at 4pm on Sunday so there’s less than 24 hours left.

We need one final effort from everyone. If you haven’t downloaded ‘Pigsty’ yet then please do and if you already have, and can please download it again.

Non-uk fans can also take part. For more information go to http://www.getmozinthecharts.vze.com/

Please do all you can to help? Your hero needs you

Please, Please, Please let us get what we want this time. (You see what I did there)

Thank you

Pigsty video
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Wednesday, January 24th, 2007

Posted by:sapphirelioness.
Time:9:17 pm.

If you are a pet owner or love animals PLEASE PLEASE read this post!!!!

My name is Rachel, I'm 21, and am a new vegetarian - but this post is for anyone who has pets. I am trying to do my part to stop this cruelty by posting this to as many animal LJ communities as possible.

Because of the disturbing nature of the excerpts and information I am putting the rest of this post under a cut so that those who are children or too squeamish do not get disturbed or cause problems. BUT if you are an animal lover and you want to know how you can help not only SAFE GUARD your beloved pet’s health but also do simple things to stop a horrible and sickening practice, then PLEASE read this post all the way through. If your pets are suffering horrible illnesses or allergies and you and your vet cannot find a suitable reason why, then this post may truly help you and your pet!

Thank you. 

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Saturday, November 11th, 2006

Subject:Arthritis Helped With Veggie Diets
Posted by:wellnessmessage.
Time:3:01 pm.


For years people have suspected that foods are an important factor in the development of rheumatoid arthritis. Many notice an improvement in their condition when they avoid dairy products, citrus fruits, tomatoes, eggplant and certain other foods.

Initially, the evidence was anecdotal. A woman from the Midwest once suffered from painful arthritis. Today she is a picture of health, thin and athletic, and her arthritis is totally gone. It seemed that dairy products were to blame for her arthritis, for when she eliminated them from her diet, the arthritis disappeared completely.

A 1989 survey of over one thousand arthritis patients revealed that the foods most commonly believed to worsen the condition were red meat, sugar, fats, salt, caffeine, and nightshade plants (e.g., tomatoes, eggplant). Once the offending food is eliminated completely, improvement usually comes within a few weeks. Dairy foods are one of the principle offenders, and the problem is the dairy protein, rather than the fat, so skim milk products are as much a problem as whole milk.

An increasing volume of research shows that certain dietary changes do in fact help. For example, polyunsaturated oils and omega-3 supplements have a mild beneficial effect, and researchers have found that vegan diets are beneficial. One 2002 study looked at the influence of a very low-fat vegan diet on subjects with moderate-to-severe RA. After only four weeks on the diet, almost all measures of RA symptoms decreased significantly. The Journal of Rheumatology published a study that found a gluten-free vegan diet improved the signs and symptoms of RA. An uncooked vegan diet, rich in antioxidants and fiber was shown in another study to decrease joint stiffness and pain in patients with RA. Some research studies have looked at fasting followed by a vegetarian or vegan diet. A review of multiple research studies concluded that this dietary treatment might be useful in the treatment of RA.

Vegan diets dramatically reduce the overall amount of fat in the diet, and alter the composition of fats. This in turn can affect the immune processes that influence arthritis. The omega-3 fatty acids in vegetables may be a key factor, along with the near absence of saturated fat. The fact that patients also lose weight on a vegan diet contributes to the improvement.

In addition, vegetables are rich in antioxidants, which can neutralize free radicals. Oxygen free radicals attack many parts of the body and contribute to heart disease and cancer, and intensify the aging processes generally, including of the joints.

Iron acts as a catalyst, encouraging the production of these dangerous molecules. Vitamins C and E, which are plentiful in a diet made of vegetables and grains, help neutralize free radicals. Meats supply an overload of iron, no vitamin C, and very little vitamin E, whereas vegetables contain more controlled amounts of iron, and generous quantities of antioxidant vitamins.

As well as being helpful in preventing arthritis, antioxidants may also have a role in reducing its symptoms. Some arthritis treatments, including non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs, work at least in part by neutralizing free radicals. For the most part, however, vitamins and other antioxidants will be of more use in preventing damage before it occurs, rather than in treating an inflamed joint.

A diet drawn from fruits, vegetables, grains, and beans therefore appears to be helpful in preventing and, in some cases, ameliorating arthritis.

The Four-Week Anti-Arthritis Diet (adapted from Foods That Fight Pain, by Neal Barnard, M.D.) For four weeks, include generous amounts of foods from the pain-safe list in your routine. At the same time, scrupulously avoid the major triggers. It is important to avoid these foods completely, as even a small amount can cause symptoms.

You may well experience benefits earlier than four weeks, but for some people it can take this long for chronically inflamed joints to cool down.

Pain-safe foods virtually never contribute to arthritis or other painful conditions. Pain-safe foods include:

Brown rice

Cooked or dried fruits: cherries, cranberries, pears, prunes (but not citrus fruits, bananas, peaches or tomatoes)

Cooked green, yellow, and orange vegetables: artichokes, asparagus, broccoli, chard, collards, lettuce, spinach, string beans, summer or winter squash, sweet potatoes, tapioca, and taro (poi)

Water: plain water or carbonated forms, such as Perrier, are fine. Other beverages, even herbal teas, can be triggers.

Condiments: small amounts of salt, maple syrup, and vanilla extract are usually well-tolerated.

After four weeks, if your symptoms have improved or disappeared, the next step is to nail down which one or more of the trigger foods has been causing your problem. Simply reintroduce the foods you have eliminated back into your diet one at a time, every two days.

Have a generous amount of each newly reintroduced food, and see whether your joints flare up again. If so, eliminate the food that seems to have caused the problem, and let your joints cool down again. Then continue to reintroduce the other foods. Wait at least two weeks before trying a problem food a second time. Many people have more than one food trigger.

It is not recommended to bring meats, dairy products, or eggs back into your diet. Not only are they major triggers, but they also encourage hormone imbalances that may contribute to joint pain, and also lead to many other health problems.

Avoid Major Arthritis Triggers:

1. Dairy products* 2. Corn 3. Meats** 4. Wheat, oats, rye 5. Eggs 6. Citrus fruits 7. Potatoes 8. Tomatoes 9. Nuts 10. Coffee

*All dairy products should be avoided: skim or whole cow?s milk, goat?s milk, cheese, yogurt, etc.

**All meats should be avoided: beef, pork, chicken, turkey, fish, etc.


You may savor the following excerpts from Howard Lyman's book "Mad Cowboy."

" There is, simply, a never-ending stream of good news about vegetarian food. In the words of Natalie Angier of the New York Times, "The truth is that the more researchers understand about the ingredients found in fruits, vegetables, beans, and herbs, the more impressed they are with the power of those compounds to retard the bodily breakdown that results in cancer and other chronic diseases.

But you never hear any good news about meat. You never switch on the news to learn that a medical study at Harvard has revealed that roast beef boosts the immune system, or that fried chicken helps prevent arthritis, or that ham is good for the prostate. There's not a single encouraging news tidbit about veal, say, aiding the gonads. Nothing positive ever turns up even about the highly-regarded turkey escalopes fontina. There's simply never anything health - enhancing that any researcher can uncover about flesh foods. Meanwhile, a torrent of revelations confirms the benefits of plant foods.

Some who are ignorant of the facts may tell you that you can't get enough protein on a vegetarian diet - but as we know, most Americans suffer from an unhealthy excess of protein. You will have absolutely no problem getting sufficient protein on a balanced vegetarian diet. Other naysayers may warn you that you're likely to become anemic. In fact, most vegetarians have very healthy hemoglobin levels; only those who eat a diet of junk foods and dairy products may run into problems.

Some sceptics may bring up the cloudier matter of vitamin B12. It's a fact that only animal foods contain substantial amounts of this vitamin (writer of this blog notes: tempeh contains B12, so does dulse seaweed and Brewer's yeast). The human need for vitamin B12 is miniscule - about 2 micrograms per day, and our bodies store this vitamin for a period of years. To be conservative, I recommend supplemental B12 found in many cereals , soy milks, and other packaged foods that are enriched with B12. Nutritonal yeast and textured vegetable protein are also good sources. Finally, all multivitamins -including vegetarian formulas - contain more B12 than you will ever need.

Never mind the statistics about heart attacks and cancer, never mind that vegetarians live longer than meat eaters, never mind the obesity rate that is the common result of an animal-based diet, never mind all the environmental reasons for a diet that is plant-based.

Study after study has linked the consumption of animal products to heart disease. When I say to you the consumption of meat, fish, poultry, and dairy products is the primary cause of atherosclerosis in nonsmokers, I am not just giving you my opinion; I am reporting a medical fact that has been established with as much scientific unanimity and consistency as the fact that smoking cigarettes dramatically increases the risk of lung cancer, emphysema, and heart disease.

As the noted preventative health care expert Dr. Jjulian Whitaker points out, 'Death from heart disease is as unnecessary as dying of drug abuse, yet it is taken as a normal thing.'

What would happen to all the jobs in the meat industry if the entire nation went vegetarian? They would be lost of course. Gone would be all the jobs in slaughterhouses - the most dangerous jobs in America as well as all the other foul jobs in meat processing, not to mention all the minmum-wage jobs flipping burgers.They would be replaced by even more jobs - safer, cleaner, more satisfying, and probably better-paying jobs - in the production and selling of organic, healthy, plant-based products. The savings in medical costs attributable to meat consumption, estimated at $28 to $61 billion annually, would be plowed back into the economy and boost its productivity enormously." - from "Mad Cowboy" by Howard Lyman
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Subject:Wellness Community
Posted by:wellnessmessage.
Time:8:42 am.
I created a place for those with a thirst for wellness and a compassion for all life. It is called the

Life Dynamix Wellness Community

Here you can meet others with similar interests, spread your message of wellness, and have your health questions answered by one of our wellness experts. These services are at no cost to you - this is our way of saying thanks for making Life Dynamix part of your world :)

Click Here
to Join The Circle.

I will be added to your friends network automatically. I hope to see you there :)

To Magic & Possibilities!

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Sunday, September 10th, 2006

Subject:Pardon the cross-posting.
Posted by:zomg_zombies.
Time:10:31 pm.
On September 23, peta2 will be holding its first-ever student animal rights conference, Take Action, in Orlando, Florida. Covering a wide variety of topics, from starting a group and making your high school or college campus more animal-friendly to organizing a protest, Take Action has something for everyone. Whether you're a seasoned activist or a n00b, click here to register now!
What: peta2s Take Action conference
Where: University of Central Florida, in Orlando, Florida
When: Saturday, September 23, from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m.
Cost: Free!

Hope to see you there!

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Tuesday, August 22nd, 2006

Subject:fresh veggie
Posted by:blind_aiko.
Time:4:32 pm.
My name's Aiko, I'm a junior, 16 years, and I've been a vegetarian since sometime in February 2006. My goal is to be vegan, but at this point I'm not strict about it. I ditched the basic dairy and egg items, but I'm still using mixed in stuff and all that.

Anyways, I'm located somewhere near Baltimore, Maryland (even I'm not exactly sure where XD) and I'm trying to become more active in the area. Unfortunately I'm not a very outgoing person so until I find a friend to go this with, I won't be doing much.
I do plan on trying ot majorly influence my school's Protectors of Animal Welfare and Safety club since we've never really done much before... Hopefully I can get some activism going on! Pity all the cool seniors are gone...

Let's see... My goal in life is to have an animal shelter or wildlife rehabilitation center or something of the sort. Even if I just rescue animals on the side I'd be happy. I LOVE travel, so maybe I could do something international with it ^.^ My favorite animal has always been the tiger, and if I could ever work with one of these *gorgeous* creatures (I use the term in a very loving manner, mind you) it would be the most perfect dream come true.

I'm into rock music, my favorite band is Dir en grey, and I'd absolutely love to table at a concert with some cool rocker chicks and/or dudes sometime! So if you're in the area, send a comment/AIM my way!

And does anybody know any animal rights sort of communities which aren't like... half dead? I just kind of picked this one randomly...
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Saturday, July 22nd, 2006

Posted by:misfitstar18.
Time:8:19 pm.
Mood: drained.
Hey all! Just joined. I'm 16 and i've just started being a vegetarian about 3 months ago. after one of my friends from asia showed me a video of how they killed cows for meat. It put everything into perspective for me.
I'm really glad to find this community, cause i'm probably only 1 of 3 vegetarians at my school. So...Hello!
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Sunday, July 2nd, 2006

Posted by:hygher.
Time:12:24 pm.

Hi, I’m Rachel and I’m 19. I’m seeking animal lovers to help me out. I’m doing the Blogathon for The Best Friends Animal Sanctuary this year. Basically I’m going to stay awake for 24 hours and post to my livejournal every half hour. The money I raise will go directly to The Best Friends Animal Sanctuary. Further information about Blogathon 2006 can be found at Blogathon.org.

The Best Friends Animal Sanctuary is a no-kill shelter that houses 1,500 animals on any given day. Their goal is to promote compassion towards animals and stop killing of perfectly healthy animals by taking them from shelters across the nation. More information about best friends can be found at their official website.

To sponsor me please fill out the form here.I would greatly appreciate sponsorship of any amount. The money goes to the animals and anything you can give to help would be greatly appreciated. If you have any questions feel free to comment here or email me at RBrandt87@gmail.com

If this is not allowed I apologize. Feel free to delete it. This has been cross posted so I’m sorry if you come across it more than once.

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Thursday, June 22nd, 2006

Subject:Turtle Mountain Coupons
Posted by:typo_13.
Time:7:58 pm.
Turtle Mountain is a Dairy Free ice cream company
their products are low in calories, diabetic friendly, and vegan.
and therye giving away coupons!
and a chance to win a years worth of their products!
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Thursday, April 13th, 2006

Posted by:_____tuffluff.
Time:8:02 pm.
Hey Everyone!
There is a new contest on Peta2.com away a huge limited-edition, signed poster of Emery. Along with the feature includes video interviews with Tooth & Nails bands Anberlin and Emery! CHECK IT OUTTT! http://www.peta2.com/OUTTHERE/o-toothnail06.asp?c=p2OAT06
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Saturday, March 18th, 2006

Subject:PETA2 sydicated blog
Posted by:typo_13.
Time:3:12 pm.
friend them, get the good word out
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Thursday, February 16th, 2006

Subject:Cutest Vegetarian Alive
Posted by:v_gan.
Time:12:45 am.
Mood: hopeful.
Hey, guys! Please vote for me as the Cutest Vegetarian Alive! (I'm Andrea, by the way)


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Monday, January 23rd, 2006

Posted by:_____tuffluff.
Time:2:55 pm.
As a lot of you probably already know, peta2 interviewed Conor Oberst of Bright Eyes a while back about what made him decide to go vegetarian. Now there's more! Country legend Emmylou Harris who performed with Conor on "I'm Wide Awake, It's Morning" has recorded a brand new public service announcement for PETA to educate people about the plight of chained dogs.

link to http://www.helpinganimals.com/f-countrysingers.asp?c=stgo

enjoy :)
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Monday, October 3rd, 2005

Posted by:typo_13.
Time:5:51 pm.
Do you like Fall Out Boy, Alkaline Trio, Phantom Planet, Killswitch Engage, Lamb of God, Rilo Kiley, Finch, Yellowcard, Taking Back Sunday, or Death Cab for Cutie? If so, check out this link to lear more about them: http://www.peta2.com/OUTTHERE/o-vegfoods.asp?c=st45
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Saturday, October 1st, 2005

Subject:just joined
Posted by:redivy.
Time:11:27 pm.
hey everyone,
I just joined, my name is Willa, I'm 15, and I have been vegetarian my whole life...well technically i wasn't because I ate fish when i was really young...but then I stopped and I have been vegetarian ever since. my mom became vegetarian when she was in her 20's so she raised me to be one. ive always thought about becoming vegan, but there is a family history of osteoperosis, so im kinda nervous about cutting out all dairy products...i take calcium pills and usually drink caffeine free sodas, but i'm still a little nervous about it.
other facts about me: ive been playing piano since i was 5, i also play violin and guitar (classical and failing at electric)
ive recently become very interested in photography.
i have the cutest puppy in the whole world...today was a very big day for her, she finally learned how to shake hands) we found a box with her and 6brothers and sister in the park up the street form my house a few months ago. my sister kept one of her sisters, and we gave the rest away to very loving homes.
I also have the sweetest (when she wants to be) cat in the world
my mom also has a dog and my sister has a cat and many other cats seem to live in our yard, so we have a full house.

well thats about all I can think of to say at the moment...I'm happy to have finally found a community that focuses on high schoolers.
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Thursday, September 29th, 2005

Posted by:midnight_pixie9.
Time:8:04 pm.
hi-i am new here. quick intro-i became a vegetarian in 2003. i am for animal rights, unfortunatly the animal rights club at my school doesn't really seem to do anything to help so i do stuff on my own when i can to help. i feel that animals r mistreated and since i am not gunna stop people from eating meat because animals eat meat as well-i mean if only humans ate meat i would be against it in it entirely. so, i am against the way animals who will be killed are treated. they do deserve to live a good life and the fact that all parts of an animal should be used if it is going to be eaten. but i am against using fur for coats when the rest of the animal is not being used-like minks and such...think leather is bad unless the meat has been used for food. it is not a black and white situation. i am for the rights of animals, if one is killed by a human, then the human needs to be punished. like a guy threw his dog off hios second floor-this guy needs to spend some time in jail and should never be allowed to have pets again.

so-more bout me-i am a junior, actress, writer, author.

ok-well-i'll stick around and see how i like it here.

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Subject:Please Check This Out
Posted by:authrityisdead.
Time:12:46 am.

Ok, Im not in this community however i was shown an "art" form that really disturbed me, i wanted you guy to take a look and possibly help petition against it:

Hey everyone.... I was just sent an email that was a petition against this site:

You really need to check it out. its one of the most disgusting things ive ever seen. i feel terrible and i think anyone that cares should share it and i know that the more emails we can get against this, the more likely we will be to shut down the website.

Please look at this, read all the sections, the methods and pictures are sickening.

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Tuesday, July 26th, 2005

Posted by:autumns_debri.
Time:5:33 pm.
Hi, my name is Tami and I'm 15 years old. I stopped eating meat 2 1/2, almost three years ago, and just recently went vegan!

(Please go to this website http://www.livejournal.com/community/animalactivism/1981.html)
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