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Old 11-15-14, 05:14 PM
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Originally Posted by fietsbob View Post
Cotton is a vegetable .. Polyester is a thing.
I never understood a vegan ideology... Vegetables and plants are living organisms and polyester is made from toxic plastics which are bad for the environment.
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Old 11-15-14, 05:21 PM
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Originally Posted by Billy1111 View Post
you know what...just get the dam thread deleted...i wasnt trolling ****..... there might have been a vegan out there with some good solutions for me..Im very new to this and am really clueless of different types of fabric and what is good for what .. ..BTW what are u doing to help any being in the world rich? FFS
It's because wool is the best fabric/material for socks or base layers, you will not find anything better.
Socks made from synthetic fabrics suck, wool socks have been proven to work better then cotton or synthetics.
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Originally Posted by Rich Gibson View Post
Hard to believe the op wasn't trolling for a response with the request. "Looking for non-wool socks" would have gotten a lot of useful suggestions without the socio/activist digression. As an old man who has circled the sun 72 times now it seems to me the world would be a better place if we helped our fellow man (you know, feed the hungry, clothe the naked, etc. etc.) in a positive manner rather than adopting negative practices of little practical value other than salving one's conscience.

Just saying...

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Any actual vegan would long-ago know the answer to the question w/o posting (vegan socks? really? you don't have a clue on that yet?) but at the same time, any actual/supposed vegan can't resist the temptation of letting everyone know/reminding everyone that they are, in fact, a vegan.
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you know what...just get the dam thread deleted...i wasnt trolling ****..... there might have been a vegan out there with some good solutions for me..Im very new to this and am really clueless of different types of fabric and what is good for what .. ..BTW what are u doing to help any being in the world rich? FFS
Fair enough, my apologies. For the record we've supported religious charities financially and with service during all our 50 years of marriage.

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I believe the line is drawn on using live animals for human gain. But pollination is not abusing animals since bugs do it all by themselves.
No ... not entirely.

Orchards order man-made, man-managed bee hives from companies who distribute them around to various places as the trees begin to bloom. The company delivers a designated number of hives, they are placed in one orchard while it bloom, then perhaps moved to another, and another until the blooming is finished. Then the company collects the hives and takes them somewhere else. It is a paid venture ... the orchard pays for the hives ... and the bee keeper company makes a decent income.
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Originally Posted by Rich Gibson View Post
Fair enough, my apologies. For the record we've supported religious charities financially and with service during all our 50 years of marriage.

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glad to hear that...take care Rich
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Why not just make your own socks, shoes and clothing from hemp fibres ??.. Hemp is vegan, cool, hip, trendy, non-toxic and environmentally friendly.
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Sorry but I can't help posting this--but first of all, I love animals, esp. cute ones, and hate animal cruelty; that video of wool shearing is indeed heart-breaking to watch--however:

For the cyclists who became vegans or vegetarians because they don't want animals to be harmed in anyway: has it ever crossed your mind how many live animals (ants and bugs aren't cute animals, but they are live animals that can feel pain) were crushed to death by your wheels on each of your rides? Maybe you should not ride?
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I love how these things take on a life of their own.
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I love how these things take on a life of their own.
Diet is can be such a tribalistic/religious thing, and it doesn't help when people dive into the conversation without knowing anything about the other's point of view.
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Sorry but I can't help posting this--but first of all, I love animals, esp. cute ones, and hate animal cruelty; that video of wool shearing is indeed heart-breaking to watch--however:

For the cyclists who became vegans or vegetarians because they don't want animals to be harmed in anyway: has it ever crossed your mind how many live animals (ants and bugs aren't cute animals, but they are live animals that can feel pain) were crushed to death by your wheels on each of your rides? Maybe you should not ride?
I once ran over a squirrel and killed it. I was so heartbroken... I hired a priest and did penance and self-flagellation for one week to cleanse me from my sin.
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Why not just make your own socks, shoes and clothing from hemp fibres ??.. Hemp is vegan, cool, hip, trendy, non-toxic and environmentally friendly.
They don't wanna get smoked?
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WOOL is vertically stiff but yet laterally compliant!

"WOOL aint no BUll"

"Cotton is rotten and should be Forgotten"

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How do they shear rabbit hair/fur? Similar to sheep's wool? Just curious.

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How do they shear rabbit hair/fur? Similar to sheep's wool? Just curious.
It wouldn't matter ... according to that video, veganism "opposes the use of animals for our personal gain in any form". So even if the rabbits were sheared in the most humane possible way, a vegan couldn't use them.
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My god this forum is so American sometimes. Only you yanks can get so tushy bothered about someone's lifestyle choices.

Had he posted this question on a European forum the discussion would have been quite different
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Originally Posted by elcruxio View Post
My god this forum is so American sometimes. Only you yanks can get so tushy bothered about someone's lifestyle choices.
Ummm ... I'm anything but American. Never have been American. Never want to be American.



Or maybe you weren't referring to me.
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Originally Posted by elcruxio View Post
......tushy bothered........

HEE HEE!

you mordorians have a way with words.
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Originally Posted by elcruxio View Post
Only you yanks can get so tushy bothered about someone's lifestyle choices.
"Lifestyle choices" is so American!

Like I said, there are 1st World problems, and there are stupid 1st World problems.
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Seriously though.. you're not going to find something better than wool for anywhere near the money, and I can attest that almost all sheep are humanely sheared.. most sheep farmers actually do like their sheep even. Although it is is kind've fun to watch this play out before it gets shipped off.. have you considered posing this question on a vegan life style site with an active exercise community? I suspect you would get much better and less polarized advice at such a site.

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My god this forum is so American sometimes. Only you yanks can get so tushy bothered about someone's lifestyle choices.

Had he posted this question on a European forum the discussion would have been quite different
How "European" of you, blame the "Yanks"
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A tomato is a fruit.

Vegan and vegetarian is a lifestyle choice, not how humans evolved.

I watched 20 seconds and closed that youtube video, it's very backward.

By their thinking, cotton is off the table too, because it's founded on slave labour.
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Polypropylene gets my vote for closest to wool.

I guess silk is probably off the table but it's really good too. Silk long underwear is the best stuff ever.
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Save the Hair in your Brushing and haircuts and soon you can be the source for the wool to knit your sox out of.
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