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  1. Reasons To Go Veg

    April 1, 2013 by betaman

    As I’ve mentioned, I have my own personal reasons for not eating meat for 25 weeks. (At least, after that we shall see.) Six weeks, five days, twenty one hours, thirty six minutes down, but who’s counting?

    Off the top of my head, however, I can think of the following reasons to be – or not be – vegetarian. Decide for yourself…

    Religious: Bah! I was raised on the lamb of God.

    Health: A valid point, considering this nation is obese because most people eat far to much fat and animal protein. But it is made made mute by portion control and a focus on high quality, organic meats.

    Budget: Yes, one can save quite a bit when not buying meat every week. Moderation helps, however, and many vegan “alternatives” are incredibly expensive.

    Ethical: Nobody wants to see Babe suffer. Simple, don’t watch veganazi propaganda films and eat only humanely processed animals.

    Ecology: A very valid point considering factory farming is raping the planet. But the more consumers support local ranchers and eat only sustainably harvested meat products.

    Conclusion: Screw what other people think. The best reason for becoming vegetarian is the personal reason that works best for you. What’s yours?


  2. My Compensation Plan

    February 21, 2013 by betaman

    Making the decision to go vegetarian was actually easier than I expected. Likely because I justified it with a compensation method.

    I’ve always firmly believed that life is all about give and take. So for this little experiment of mine, I’m willing to give up the few steaks I have each year for a few extra cocktails.

    I’ll gladly pass on the pork chops for a bit more ice cream once in a while. I can even  live without bacon, if I can indulge in an extra donut once in a while.

    A bit more cheese, if I’m missing out on burgers? Sure.

    Forget that pulled pork. Bring on the Bombay!


  3. Life is Give and Take

    February 18, 2013 by betaman

    I’ve always believed you get out of life what you put into it. It’s a game of give and take, you get to take as much as you give. Or in my case, I get to take away a healthy feeling and positive sense of solidarity with others I love who have made their own personal sacrifices in exchange for giving up something I love, but can certainly live without.