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11-01-2015, 11:14 PM   #20566
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QuoteOriginally posted by Racer X 69 Quote






Although no longer in production, there is this:


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I wonder why they use such a vile symbol?
The swastika started as a symbol of Buddhism - which is the link to vegetarianism in those restaurants. Also appears on many Buddhist temples, on the outside and also on many religious artefacts of various kinds. Not sure how widespread this is in Buddhism, but it is certainly common amongst the Chinese Buddhist groups I have seen.

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I assume that the sign you saw is the ancient Hindu symbol of which the Nazi swastika is just an inverted version. Many Hindus traditionally don't eat meat
I explain more background in my response to Racer.

Hindu symbol would indicate it came out of India, not just the Chinese Buddhists.

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One of the guys on my crew is a Hindu (actually, there are about a dozen Hindus from Fiji working throughout the 30 or so crews that work in the wing tool), born and raised in Fiji. He (they) only eats chicken or fish, and vegetables. When our manager springs for pizza or subs, catered appreciation feasts, and the holiday dinners, he has to be sure that the dietary preferences of everyone are considered.




One thing that confuses me though, is this guy will eat a donut, or have some pie, with ice cream.


Those things have butterfat in them.


Butterfat comes from cows.
Butterfat comes from milk, which can be obtained from a live and uninjured cow. Normal vegetarians will eat animal products like milk, just not the products that required disassembly.

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I like chicken, pork and other vegetables.
I once read an anthropology book about Taiwan which referred to an expression: 'vegetables' to mean all the food that people ate with rice, some of which grew in the ground and some walked about. That expression came from the days LONG ago when most people out of poverty could very rarely afford meat.

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Oh - and to our Australian friends: I decided to not rub it in and not mention the rugby! :-)
It's only a game!

11-02-2015, 02:31 AM   #20567
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It's only a game!
Yep, that's what we say when we get beaten.
11-02-2015, 05:03 AM   #20568
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Couldn't agree more! ......pork is one of my favorite veggies!



Regards!
Ever have pork roast with sour kraut and gravy? Oh yum!
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Which island is Swan Hill on again?
We need to be gracious with our cousins, Rod.

But just for a moment. We'll put that aside when we play them in the cricket.

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QuoteOriginally posted by tim60 Quote
Hindu symbol would indicate it came out of India, not just the Chinese Buddhists.
Buddhism has its roots in Hinduism and arose in South Asia. The swastika is common to Hindu, Buddhist, and Jain religions in Asia as well as to some native American peoples.

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Butterfat comes from milk, which can be obtained from a live and uninjured cow. Normal vegetarians will eat animal products like milk, just not the products that required disassembly.
The Fijian Hindus in Racer's comment consider cows to be sacred, but while they will not kill or eat a cow, milk and cheese are still on the menu.


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QuoteOriginally posted by tim60 Quote
The swastika started as a symbol of Buddhism - which is the link to vegetarianism in those restaurants. Also appears on many Buddhist temples, on the outside and also on many religious artefacts of various kinds. Not sure how widespread this is in Buddhism, but it is certainly common amongst the Chinese Buddhist groups I have seen.
It might have risen to prominence and spread through Buddhism, but the earliest evidence on the Indian subcontinent dates to about 3,000 BCE, long before Buddhism even existed. Today it is a prominent and important part of both Buddhism and Hinduism.
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QuoteOriginally posted by rod_grant Quote
Yep, that's what we say when we get beaten.
How you can tell that rugby is of a much higher social class than the spectators of soccer who become uncouth when their team does not win.
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QuoteOriginally posted by stevebrot Quote
. . . . as well as to some native American peoples.


I have a calendar from the 1930's or 1940's that depicts a Native American woman kneeling at a stream. The design on her armband has a row of symbols that are the reverse of the Nazi Swastika.


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The Fijian Hindus in Racer's comment consider cows to be sacred, but while they will not kill or eat a cow, milk and cheese are still on the menu.


Thanks for the comment Steve!

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Well, it would have been criminal if anyone but NZ won the tournament.

A great way for Richie McCaw to end his career.
I have no idea why he should be retiring. Same for Dan Carter.
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Not mentioning it must have taken a great deal of self restraint.
Who, me?!?!?!
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I have no idea why he should be retiring. Same for Dan Carter.
You have to go sometime, the fairytale of back-to-back World Cups is pretty good.
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Any idea what happened here: Major Ravensthorpe road closed after truck rollover - ABC News (Australian Broadcasting Corporation) .

Saw it on the news this morning. Was it hoon driving, in which case the law will require they impound the whole thing, or ...
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I have been off at work all day and no-one has put anything here!
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Good timing on your 2 posts, though. Exactly 12 hours apart.
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Well, how about it, can I get a free placement for post 21000 in this thread in reward for my patience?
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