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popthirdworld:

Basics:
- Introduced universal healthcare
- Introduced no-fault divorce
- Introduced Racial Discimination Act
- Introduced the Trade Practices Act
- Established Family Court
- Established Legal Aid
- Made unis free
- Sewered poor suburbs
- Abolished (federal) death…

Anonymous asked:
hey ally! i love reading your answers to everything because they are so insightful and interesting:) I'm not vegetarian/vegan but I've been giving it a lot of thought these past couple of weeks. I was just wondering why you choice veganism over vegetarianism? Like if it is for ethical reasons, with vegetarianism, no animals are getting harmed? Or is it "bad" to milk cows or harvest honey? I'm just genuinely curious and I don't mean this in a rude/demanding way just wanted to know your thoughts:)

agirlnamedally:

Hey anon! Thank you so much for saying that, I genuinely enjoy replying to messages so I’m glad it brings you happiness too. 

As for choosing veganism over vegetarianism, it was essentially a no-brainer once I became educated on the meat, egg and dairy industries! Sadly, vegetarianism (ie eggs, dairy) still contributes to the deaths of almost just as many animals as the industries are all intertwined. It wouldn’t have made much of a difference and I wouldn’t be living in a way that aligned with my beliefs in regards to harming others, creating a sustainable planet or prioritising my health. 

For example, cows that are allowed to live rather than be killed at birth for meat are treated awfully, essentially raped to become pregnant (many times over their lives), pumped full of chemicals and hormones, have their baby stolen away at birth to be killed by the meat industry (if male) or raised for the same fate (if female), then the cycle continues. They are just like us, feeling pain, mourning the loss of their child, it’s truly heartbreaking. Similarly in the egg industry, the male baby chicks are thrown into a blender to be ground up alive or suffocated in bags (as they cannot lay eggs and are deemed useless) and then end up on our plates. I’ve answered similar questions here and here about dairy, but for much better information and a more eloquent explanation I would recommend watching Earthlings which can be found on YouTube! Oh and as for honey, a teaspoon is approximately one bees entire life’s work, and I personally don’t feel entitled to it. You can read more about the exploitation of farmed honey bees here if you’d like. 

I feel like I’m being the barer of all this bad news and I’m truly sorry about that! I found it really hard when first learning about all of this stuff, so just take our time and do as much research as you can. 

There are some other links you can check out for info here:

Earthlings
101 Reasons to go vegan
Marketing milk and disease
Why milk is bad for you
Sources of calcium
Calcium loss 
The dairy industry
Eating for your health
Dangers of meat and dairy 
The cruelty behind egg and milk production
8 reasons you should stop drinking milk NOW 
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i had a crush on this guy and i decided to pull a Pavlov on him by offering him whenever i saw him  this brand of candy he seemed to really like and after a while whenever he saw me he got excited for a second then you could see his expression shift to wondering the why the hell was he so happy to see me and i swear it was the evilest thing but also the most hilarious i made a guy like me by conditioning him into associating me to a candy he liked