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  #2935498 28-Jun-2022 17:02
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Crossover from another thread, but water filter cartridges designed in such a way that if you hook them up the obvious/logical way they'll be reversed, removing a lot of the benefits of the filter.

 

 

Edited to add: Here's an illustration of what I mean, the old filter I pulled out. If it's hooked up this way, it's the wrong way round.

 

 


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  #2935502 28-Jun-2022 17:08
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The business practices of some Chinese companies - may their attitude towards customers fall at their feet.





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  #2935505 28-Jun-2022 17:14
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Tinkerisk:

 

The business practices of some Chinese companies - may their attitude towards customers fall at their feet.

 

 

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  #2935586 28-Jun-2022 18:56
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The fact that everything these days is referred to as a “crisis” or an “emergency” when it rarely is either.





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  #2935642 28-Jun-2022 19:23
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I think the point that pushed me over the edge with modern news is when RNZ ran someone's opinion piece as breaking news last week.


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  #2935645 28-Jun-2022 19:26
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Behodar:

 

I think the point that pushed me over the edge with modern news is when RNZ ran someone's opinion piece as breaking news last week.

 

 

They probably decided that they need to start lowering their standards in preparation for the merger with TVNZ. 


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  #2936047 29-Jun-2022 16:28
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Lol at this response to my order history not showing.

 

 

 





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  #2936055 29-Jun-2022 16:41
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The amount of vegetarian and vegan friendly things I have to eat as things are changed to suit a minority. Even Rowntrees fruit pastilles now proudly stated they are vegan friendly.

I’m not vegan. I don’t want to eat vegan things any more than they want to eat meat. Will we see “vegan sausages - now carnivore friendly!”? No. So why must normal people be made to eat vegetarian stuff?!





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  #2936056 29-Jun-2022 16:42
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Posted on another forum just a few days ago:

 

It actually amazes me that there’s so much gluten free stuff around. I guess either it is actually fairly popular, or there’s legislation that says it must be stocked. If it was up to the shop, it would be dropped faster than a Netflix show if it wasn’t making sales.


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  #2936065 29-Jun-2022 17:22
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Geektastic: The amount of vegetarian and vegan friendly things I have to eat as things are changed to suit a minority. Even Rowntrees fruit pastilles now proudly stated they are vegan friendly.

I’m not vegan. I don’t want to eat vegan things any more than they want to eat meat. Will we see “vegan sausages - now carnivore friendly!”? No. So why must normal people be made to eat vegetarian stuff?!

 

You don't 'have' to eat anything. You can choose to eat whatever you like. If you like something, what difference does it make what  label is put on it? If you don't like it, why the hell are you eating it?

 

 





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  #2936070 29-Jun-2022 17:46
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Rikkitic:

You don't 'have' to eat anything. You can choose to eat whatever you like. If you like something, what difference does it make what label is put on it? If you don't like it, why the hell are you eating it?

 

 

Because if there's one vegetarian or vegan anywhere, e.g. at a dinner, then typically the entire meal has to be made vegetarian or vegan (let's call it v/v to save typing) just for them, and so everyone has to eat v/v whether they want it or not.

 

 

While I applaud trying to accommodate different people's dietary habits, it would also be nice if the v/v could occasionally say "you know, everyone has had to eat boiled pap the last twenty times we've got together just because of me, why don't you guys make whatever you like the next time round and I'll bring something for myself". I have never experienced that, ever.

 

 

I'll extend that to people who imagine they're gluten-intolerant or something-else-intolerant, no medical diagnosis or proof of this but they just decide that from now on they're gluten-intolerant and so everyone in their vicinity has to eat godawful gluten-free stuff. Note that I'm not complaining about genuine medical conditions like coeliac disease which is pretty nasty, but someone who's decided, based on a Facebook post they read, that they're gluten-intolerant or something-else-intolerant and everyone else now needs to conform to this.

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  #2936076 29-Jun-2022 18:14
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neb:
Rikkitic:

You don't 'have' to eat anything. You can choose to eat whatever you like. If you like something, what difference does it make what label is put on it? If you don't like it, why the hell are you eating it?



Because if there's one vegetarian or vegan anywhere, e.g. at a dinner, then typically the entire meal has to be made vegetarian or vegan (let's call it v/v to save typing) just for them, and so everyone has to eat v/v whether they want it or not.

While I applaud trying to accommodate different people's dietary habits, it would also be nice if the v/v could occasionally say "you know, everyone has had to eat boiled pap the last twenty times we've got together just because of me, why don't you guys make whatever you like the next time round and I'll bring something for myself". I have never experienced that, ever.

I'll extend that to people who imagine they're gluten-intolerant or something-else-intolerant, no medical diagnosis or proof of this but they just decide that from now on they're gluten-intolerant and so everyone in their vicinity has to eat godawful gluten-free stuff. Note that I'm not complaining about genuine medical conditions like coeliac disease which is pretty nasty, but someone who's decided, based on a Facebook post they read, that they're gluten-intolerant or something-else-intolerant and everyone else now needs to conform to this.


So your real complaint Is you need better mates?

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  #2936079 29-Jun-2022 18:23
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neb:
Rikkitic:

 

You don't 'have' to eat anything. You can choose to eat whatever you like. If you like something, what difference does it make what label is put on it? If you don't like it, why the hell are you eating it?

 

Because if there's one vegetarian or vegan anywhere, e.g. at a dinner, then typically the entire meal has to be made vegetarian or vegan (let's call it v/v to save typing) just for them, and so everyone has to eat v/v whether they want it or not. While I applaud trying to accommodate different people's dietary habits, it would also be nice if the v/v could occasionally say "you know, everyone has had to eat boiled pap the last twenty times we've got together just because of me, why don't you guys make whatever you like the next time round and I'll bring something for myself". I have never experienced that, ever. I'll extend that to people who imagine they're gluten-intolerant or something-else-intolerant, no medical diagnosis or proof of this but they just decide that from now on they're gluten-intolerant and so everyone in their vicinity has to eat godawful gluten-free stuff. Note that I'm not complaining about genuine medical conditions like coeliac disease which is pretty nasty, but someone who's decided, based on a Facebook post they read, that they're gluten-intolerant or something-else-intolerant and everyone else now needs to conform to this.

 

I have been a vegetarian for many years in different countries, including this one, and I have never been part of an experience like that in any way. When invited out, I clearly state I am vegetarian and will be happy to supply my own food. Sometimes I do, sometimes the host alters my part of the meal, never has everyone else present been obliged to have vegetarian food. I don't know what circles you or others here move in, but my food preference has never caused issues for anyone I socialise with. Nor do I radiate moral superiority at carnivores. We all live in mutually tolerant harmony. You should give that a try.

 

 





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  #2936082 29-Jun-2022 18:32
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Rikkitic:

 

I have been a vegetarian for many years in different countries, including this one, and I have never been part of an experience like that in any way. When invited out, I clearly state I am vegetarian and will be happy to supply my own food. Sometimes I do, sometimes the host alters my part of the meal, never has everyone else present been obliged to have vegetarian food. I don't know what circles you or others here move in, but my food preference has never caused issues for anyone I socialise with. Nor do I radiate moral superiority at carnivores. We all live in mutually tolerant harmony. You should give that a try.

 

 

 

 

Yep, I've never seen that either. Not everyone likes brocolli or Brussel sprouts or pork or anything. So we serve or enjoy a range of foods, thats the idea


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  #2936105 29-Jun-2022 19:23
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Handle9:

So your real complaint Is you need better mates?
Bahaha I typed something similar but thought it too hash.  The dinners I've been to that have included people with different dietary requirements have had all options available.

 

 

 

Also, if you haven't tried it I recommend* going vegetarian on one of the hello fresh or other delivered food options.  It's interesting seeing what they in place of meat - for example something as simple as honey-soy roasted pumpkin pieces or swapping mince for jackfruit.  I noticed that I felt more 'full' after such meals.

 

 

 

(*Or for those that are offended, "you must try" bahaha)





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