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Old February 25th, 2012, 11:44 PM
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well, keep up the good fight. If Canada's anti-spying bill goes through we poor Americans will have to go to Israel or India for our pharmaceuticals.
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well, keep up the good fight. If Canada's anti-spying bill goes through we poor Americans will have to go to Israel or India for our pharmaceuticals.
Not to be a nitpicky jerk (or maybe BECAUSE I'm a nitpicky jerk) but it is a "PRO-spying" bill. They pretty much want unfettered access to our online activity. I sent the minister an email and got a canned response from his office. The "fact vs myth" section in their email was priceless. One of the responses was (and I'm paraphrasing) "we can already pressure your Service Provider into giving up your personal info, we're just codifying it as law" and another one was "don't worry, we're not spying on innocent citizens, just criminals and terrorists"... Gee, I feel better

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So yeah, vegetarianism/veganism is cool. I like veggies and legumes. Black beans are my favourite.
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Old February 26th, 2012, 01:07 PM
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Not to be a nitpicky jerk (or maybe BECAUSE I'm a nitpicky jerk) but it is a "PRO-spying" bill. They pretty much want unfettered access to our online activity. I sent the minister an email and got a canned response from his office. The "fact vs myth" section in their email was priceless. One of the responses was (and I'm paraphrasing) "we can already pressure your Service Provider into giving up your personal info, we're just codifying it as law" and another one was "don't worry, we're not spying on innocent citizens, just criminals and terrorists"... Gee, I feel better

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So yeah, vegetarianism/veganism is cool. I like veggies and legumes. Black beans are my favourite.
mine as well. Although the ancient Roman poet, Horace, derides someone who likes to pull from a big pile (suave est ex magno tollere acervo), my love of black beans is only intensified when I dip into a twenty-five pound bag of those little droplets of joy.
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mine as well. Although the ancient Roman poet, Horace, derides someone who likes to pull from a big pile (suave est ex magno tollere acervo), my love of black beans is only intensified when I dip into a twenty-five pound bag of those little droplets of joy.
"It is pleasant to take from a great pile" ??? Is that right?? My latin is rusty and I'm too lazy to google...

Isn't nil sine magno vita labore debit mortalibus ("life has given nothing great to mortals without labour"....I think) also attributed to Horace?

Edit: Didn't Pythagoras practice veganism WITHOUT eating beans? I believe he prohibited his followers from consuming them as well, right?
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"It is pleasant to take from a great pile" ??? Is that right?? My latin is rusty and I'm too lazy to google...

Isn't nil sine magno vita labore debit mortalibus ("life has given nothing great to mortals without labour"....I think) also attributed to Horace?

Edit: Didn't Pythagoras practice veganism WITHOUT eating beans? I believe he prohibited his followers from consuming them as well, right?
Your Latin isn't completely oxidized and yes, your quote is from the ninth satire from Horace's first book of such verse. Pythagoras didn't eat beans. Scholars have noticed that modern Sicilians have a genetic tendency to go into anaphylactic shock when eating fava beans, and they assume that since the Pythagoreans were Sicilian, they avoided beans. That, and the fact that beans had souls
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Pythagoras didn't eat beans. Scholars have noticed that modern Sicilians have a genetic tendency to go into anaphylactic shock when eating fava beans, and they assume that since the Pythagoreans were Sicilian, they avoided beans. That, and the fact that beans had souls
I wasn't sure if that was true (Pythagoreans believing in beans having souls) but since you've brought it up, I guess it's true. Hmmm, I may have to re-think the whole black beans thing (I kid, I kid)
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