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  1. I believe vegans view honey as an exploitation of the bees, citing how the beekeepers use smoke on the hives, and how some beekeepers kill the new queens the hive produces. Vegans don't view beekeeping as a symbiotic relationship, they view it as parasitic. It is much the same for eggs and milk. Vegans cite the terrible conditions the animals are kept in, and how they are exploited. Very Marxist, it seems to me.
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    Well, tea is and isn't one plant. Any black, oolong, white, or green tea is all from the same plant, processed in different ways. Red tea is from an African plant called the rooibos (red bush). And herbal teas are of course, free of the leaves of the Camellia sinensis (tea plant). As for me, it depends on the tea as to whether or not I go for milk. Some blacks teas are really enhanced by milk, especially chocolate teas...mmm, chocolate teas.
  3. I also believe that many people are poorly equipped to identify pseudo-science. With the amount of information people are generally exposed to, it is understandable that they do not research every claim, especially claims that seem plausible. If we assume people have the tools to research claims (I.E. education), we still have to factor in the time it takes to do such research. And then there is provincialism, which every person alive is at least partially guilty of, but I am not going to ramble on about it here.
  4. It is just a rather tasteless point to bring into a rape thread. Several inferences could be made from that statement (women are more docile than men), none of which are positive. Then there is always the question of your beginning premise's validity, which I doubt. Have you any evidence? P.S. Synonyms aren't all interchanged in speech at random.
  5. Oh, I didn't mean to imply that refined sugar and bleached flour were good for you. I just believe it is essentially unhealthy cut fruit (don't some high protein diets also ban certain vegetables?) from one's diet. Eating properly is hard enough, and when you cut a food group like that, quality is bound to suffer. As far as mood goes, many feel the B complex vitamins make them more energetic, as B vitamins affect metabolism. I believe you will find a lot of the energy drinks on the market include the B group. I personally haven't noticed this effect.
  6. Yes, very much so! An overdose of vitamins can be very harmful. Especially try not to ingest excessive amounts of fat soluble vitamins, A, D, E and K. As for B6, it is found in: "most foods, esp. whole-grain cereals, wheat germ, bananas, potatoes, beans, liver, poultry, meat; also made by gut bacteria"- Student Handbook, Vol 5. 1998, and deficiency symptoms include: "skin problems, cracked lips, anemia, weakness, irritability, depression." Since B vitamins are water soluble, taking a supplement of B vitamins shouldn't be any kind of problem. You could also just take a multi, as they have the B vitamins included. DISCLAIMER: I am not a doctor, blah, blah, consult and doctor, blah. I am pro ditching the Atkins though. The only way to lose weight is to reduce caloric intake or burn more calories. Anything else is water weight and snake oil, to my way of thinking.
  7. Well, the graphics card would seem the obvious answer. But there are some other possible causes. 1. An outdated driver for your current video card. Are all your operating system updates installed? The latest version of Direct X? 2. If the system is having any other issues such as: running slower and slower during normal day to day tasks, or new software has been installed, your problem could be due to software incapability or spyware/viruses. 3. A RAM problem. Again, your computer would most likely have other symptoms. With that said, it is highly probable that your problem is due to your video card. For advice, I can only point you towards this website, and this report in particular: http://www.tomshardware.com/2005/07/05/vga_charts_vii/index.html At this site, Tom reviews and bench tests all kinds of computer hardware. The last update for AGP cards is somewhat old, but it should still be of use. With a little research, it should be a lot easier to pick out a card.
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