Using humor, reason, case studies, and numerous examples, law professor Sherry Colb offers this defense of veganism, showing how vegans and non-vegans can engage in a mutually beneficial conversation and work together to create a more ...
Author: Sherry F. Colb
What about plants? Don't animals eat other animals? There are no perfect vegans, so why bother? If you're vegan, how many times have you been asked these, and other similarly challenging, questions from non-vegans? Using humor and reason, Sherry F. Colb takes these questions at face value and also delves deeply into the motivations behind them, coming up with answers that are not only intelligent but insightful about human nature. Through examples, case studies, and clear-eyed logic, she provides arguments for everything from why veganism is compatible with the world's major religions to why vegetarianism is not enough. In the end, she shows how it is possible for vegans and non-vegans to engage in a mutually beneficial conversation without descending into counterproductive name-calling, and to work together to create a more hospitable world for human animals and non-human animals alike.
The authors of Beating Hearts aim to reconcile this apparent conflict and examine the surprisingly similar strategic and tactical questions faced by activists in the pro-life and animal rights movements.
Author: Sherry F. Colb
Publisher: Columbia University Press
How can someone who condemns hunting, animal farming, and animal experimentation also favor legal abortion, which is the deliberate destruction of a human fetus? The authors of Beating Hearts aim to reconcile this apparent conflict and examine the surprisingly similar strategic and tactical questions faced by activists in the pro-life and animal rights movements. Beating Hearts maintains that sentience, or the ability to have subjective experiences, grounds a being's entitlement to moral concern. The authors argue that nearly all human exploitation of animals is unjustified. Early abortions do not contradict the sentience principle because they precede fetal sentience, and Beating Hearts explains why the mere potential for sentience does not create moral entitlements. Late abortions do raise serious moral questions, but forcing a woman to carry a child to term is problematic as a form of gender-based exploitation. These ethical explorations lead to a wider discussion of the strategies deployed by the pro-life and animal rights movements. Should legal reforms precede or follow attitudinal changes? Do gory images win over or alienate supporters? Is violence ever principled? By probing the connections between debates about abortion and animal rights, Beating Hearts uses each highly contested set of questions to shed light on the other.
While we were driving over to pick up Rose, Donny wondered if we'd see Carla
and if she'd have thoughts about him that he could hear. ... He had to sort of open
and close his receptors to let in only certain thoughts from certain people,
otherwise his mind could get flooded with ... Donny ordered a cheeseburger with
Author: Steve Godofsky
Publisher: Reality Press
Donny, Joey and Rose are best friends looking forward to a summer of fun and wilderness exploration before starting their senior year of high school. Little do they know that a chance encounter with a mysterious man is about to change their lives forever. After hiking around the spectacular waterfalls of Kenworth State Park, Donny saves the life of an old man, only to discover that he is a powerful Shaman. To express his gratitude, the Shaman gives Donny a gift like no other ever given - the ability to READ MINDS! However his unique gift comes with a few strings attached: it should only be used for good; Donny will get to keep the gift for several months but then he must decide to keep it forever or give it back; but if he decides to keep it there will be a price to pay. Donny has had a crush on Carla Banes for years. One of the most beautiful and selfish girls in Lake Monroe, she doesn't even know he's alive. However once she discovers his secret, Carla will stop at nothing to make Donny her pawn in order to take full advantage of his gift's financial possibilities. Joey and Rose want what's best for Donny but can they compete with Carla? Should the Shaman have trusted a teenager with such an immense responsibility? If Donny keeps his gift, what type of sacrifice will he have to make? Ultimately the only one who can choose is Donny, while knowing that his actions and decisions will determine the rest of his life!
After a horrendous Monday at the office, Valerie decided she and the kids would
eat dinner at the diner, if only to give Jenny a ... Abby returned with their drinks
and took orders for cheeseburgers and fries all ... “Mind if I sit down a minute?
Author: Lynnette Kent
Two one-parent families… With a busy job and two young kids, Valerie Manion is always looking for volunteers to help with her scouting program, Girls Outdoors! Single father Rob Warren signs up, mainly so he can keep an eye on his disabled daughter, Ginny. Valerie is looking out for Ginny, too. In spite of her cerebral palsy, she’s a regular girl with growing pains—and she needs a woman to talk to. Will she open up to Valerie—the way Valerie’s son, Connor, is opening up to Rob? Or one big happy family? Valerie’s got growing pains of her own. She values her independence, she’s proud of her children and her life. Is there room for more? She’s falling for Rob, but the stakes are high. Can Val trust her heart—and make two families into one?
The little Smokeys were in a fight immediately, and Theresa had to threaten to
return the toys if the kids didn't behave. The four of them walked across the street
to a ... The kids order cheeseburgers and Cokes. Theresa and Dale order the
Author: John Dufresne
Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company
Reissue of a favorite novel by “a generous and lyric storyteller” (San Francisco Chronicle) known for his tragicomic voice and unforgettable characters. Ever since Lafayette Proulx quit his day job, left his wife, hauled his dog and his Royal portable across town to Judi Dubey’s house, and set out at last to be a fiction writer, his life has been a sordid mess. Judi’s exotically dysfunctional family isn’t all to blame. Sure, the murders are disconcerting. And, yes, Judi’s father’s gone off the deep end. Worse are the vicious rejection letters Laf gets from editors. To top it off, Laf’s falling for Judi at the same time he’s nettled with guilt, is in marriage counseling with his wife, and is writing his long-hoped-for novel. When Judi is diagnosed with stage IV cancer, they both struggle to find the memory that will comfort, the truth that will redeem in a world where everyone suffers some kind of love disorder. John Dufresne, called “a highly readable Faulkner,” will once again take the literary world by storm with this new tragicomic tale.
You can order whatever you'd like, even doubles if you want 'em.” “Th...thank you
officer” said ... After turning this thought over in his mind for an hour or so, he
picked up the menu and looked over his choices for dinner. The Last Meal Menu
Author: Michael A. Adashefski
Publisher: Michael A. Adashefski
We've all heard the old song The Midnight Special at least once in our lives, the great story about a lucky prisoner who is miraculously set free from jail if the light from a train passing at midnight shines on them as it passes. But where do they go if the light does shine on them and what happens next? This is the tale of one such incident that happened to a fortunate prisoner one Halloween night.
“I don't know, but I can't talk about him at all without starting to bawl.” “So what's ...
Mind if I stop for a burger?” No response. He went through the drive-in window of
the Burger King and ordered two cheeseburgers, two fries and two Cokes.
Author: Lavyrle Spencer
The classic New York Times bestseller. Lee Reston has a fulfilling life imbued with the love of her three wonderful children. Then a shattering event-the loss of her oldest son, Greg-tears her world apart. In her anguish, she turns to police officer Christopher Lallek, Greg's best friend. Their shared mourning develops into friendship, and then something deeper. But life is never simple. The family that was once the core of her existence becomes a mixed blessing, as Lee explores where family ties end-and her needs as a woman begin.
So you can relax and let us do what needs to be done. Would you mind if I ask
you a few questions?” “Thank you sir. You can ask anything you want.” “Where
are you guys heading?” “We are on our way to Daleville for a cheeseburger.
Author: Dick Erwin
Demetrius wakes up one morning and has a craving for a mouth watering cheeseburger. He decides to call in sick from work and go on an adventure that is 415 miles long. The drive starts out just like any other road trip, but after stopping for gas, this all changes. Just over 190 miles into his adventure, he makes a decision that will forever change his life. Demetrius stops to help someone who is stranded on the side of the road on a very cold morning. The person in need turns out to be a beautiful young woman who is having car issues, while running away from her own problems at home. From this moment on, their lives will be changed dramatically. Demetrius tries to convince the young lady, that he has fallen for, to join him on his adventure. Since her car will be in the shop for the next few days for repairs, she agrees to join him. Their adventure encounters many twists and turns. They must battle the weather, muggers, dragons, a wild polar bear, and participate in a battle to save a kingdom under attack.
They each ordered cheeseburgers with extra onion for Emmalee. Just as their
food was delivered, Curtis and his cousin Laura came through the front door. “
Hey, kids, what are you all doing? Laura and I just stopped in for dinner. Mind if
Author: Linda Lee
Publisher: Page Publishing Inc
White Roses is the story of a talented young woman and the challenges she faced in her art, her life, and her love.
These things always seem so complicated to me—kind of damned if you do and
dumb if you don't. Fact remains, though, that ... It lies in the natural order of things,
don't you think? ... I don't have any strategic plan in mind, if that's what you mean.
... They ordered cheeseburgers and French fries and decided to split a frappe.
Author: Donald Wilcox Thomas
Publisher: Xlibris Corporation
ESSE QUAM VIDERI Jonathan Charlesworth Winslow, known to all as Jaycee, is a mildly dyslexic, slightly overweight child of divorce locked in the grip of his troubled adolescence until he accidently meets Calyx Marie Townsend on the platform of Pennsylvania Station. Set in the late 1940s, the saga of their consequent relationship in a small Connecticut seaside town traces the vicissitudes of his emotional and intellectual growth as he struggles to conquer his limitations over the course of a year. Sent away to prep school, he is aided by his teachers and his Southern roommate, Stuart Longstreet, while at home he is taken under the wing of Jules LeBlanc, an elder and gruff mariner who becomes his seagoing mentor. Esse Quam Videri, the motto of his new school, means “To be rather than to seem to be.” Accordingly, this is a story of being and becoming, of love and hate, belief and nonbelief, bias and rectitude.
Lee and Shannon ordered cheeseburgers and coffee, then told Dodge
everything they had, but they didn't mention the murders or their suspicions about
the killer. ... “Mind if I eat while I continue looking this over, Officers?” “No,” Lee
said, as ...
Author: R. Chauncey
Publisher: Dorrance Publishing
Avenging Angel by R. Chauncey Revenge can be stealth, but it can never be concealed. Eternally tied to his wheelchair-this is what has become of Derrick Whittier after being shot by a street drug dealer twenty years ago. Since then, he has been deprived of many things: the ability to walk, to see life positively, and to have an erection. But he still has something that can never be taken from him-he's still the number one genius in computer science the world over. The death of four drug lords and their bodyguards alarmed Sand Vale one morning. Detective Lee and his assistant, Shannon, set out to find the killer-someone with superhuman abilities. But it's not the normal murder case they have handled in the past; they were playing with a god and his creation. Avenging Angel, by R. Chauncey, leads readers to twisty discoveries in finding a murderer in a computer-dominated world. About the Author R. Chauncey was born in Chicago, Illinois, and worked as a history teacher in high school. Now retired, he enjoys writing stories as well as reading about history.
As I left , the chief proctor said to me , “ Do you mind if I ask you a question ? ” I
thought she was going to ... That was sort of depressing to me - - being two
hundred points dumber in math than when I was seventeen years old . I kept it to
Author: Bob Greene
A harvest of articles about life in America in the eighties, including stories about the onset of middle age, about a chance reunion of high school friends, and flying on the Eastern Shuttle
If you don't mind, brother dear, I'd like that drink quick before I punch someone.”
He pushed past ... If one more person asked another question about his wedding
plans. ... Brant managed to get a waiter's attention and ordered a cheeseburger.
Author: Marion Ekholm
She's not getting married. She's only engaged! Marley Roman should have already known that romantic plots hatched with her best friend Dede were doomed. But a fake engagement seemed like the only way for her, as the last old maid in the bunch, to endure her youngest sister's wedding. Armed with a phony ring and a plausible story about a fiancé loosely based on her overly friendly cowboy-turned-actor neighbor, Brant Westfield, she was ready to face—and fool—her family. But between her ex-boyfriend Richard's unexpected role in the wedding party and Brant's sudden arrival to join the fun, the holes in her plan were growing…and multiplying!
... she rummaged through a faux-fur-trimmed desk drawer for the menu, then
ordered cheeseburgers and fries for two, ... Figuring that since she was now his
wife, he wouldn't mind if she snatched some cash, she opened it wide and drew
Author: Laura Marie Altom
"I bet a thousand dollars and my truck that I'll be married by Saturday." —Finn Reilly, jilted bridegroom He needed a wife fast. So when lovely Lilly Churchill walked in, all dressed in bridal white, Finn married her before she could say, "I don't." Then he learned Lilly thought he was someone else—a fiance she'd met by e-mail! Disaster-prone Lilly should have known she'd marry the wrong man. Except…Finn's heated kisses felt so right. Crazy as it seemed, their whirlwind marriage might have been the luckiest mistake ever. But Lilly hadn't told Finn why she'd gotten married—and the precious, growing secret couldn't be kept much longer!
If this is the case (or nearly so), it is an indication that you have consistent control
of your variable costs. ... to their cost for the product (gasoline wholesalers and
retailers come to mind), then only the expected Cost of Goods Sold expressed in
dollars would ... Thus, if someone ordered a cheeseburger, French fries and a
soft drink, the cashier would hit four keys: hamburger, with cheese, fries and soft
Author: Toby Tatum
Over 80% of small and lower middle market businesses offered for sale do not sell. In many cases, the reason no one will buy these businesses is because their historical financial statements are so poorly prepared that buyers cannot make an intelligent determination of how profitable the business has been or how likely continued profitability will be in the future. The purpose of Turning Black Ink Into Gold is to show small business owners how to improve the quality of their financial performance and how high quality financial performance reporting can improve their company's profitability, marketability and market value
Maggie pulled out an order pad—I'd never seen her use one before—and waited
for our order as if she didn't know I would want a big ... “Can we get a couple of
cheeseburgers and fries? ... I didn't care. Another lie. I did care. I don't know why
the woman got under my skin, but she did. From the second I'd met her in the ...
Author: Carsen Taite
Publisher: Bold Strokes Books Inc
Bounty Hunter Luca Bennett's in a bind, which is nothing new, but this time it's her feelings, not a jumper, that's got her tangled in knots. She's finally decided she wants to be more than a friend with benefits to cop Jessica Chance, but when hot and dangerous attorney Ronnie Moreno returns to town, a new case and an old flame threaten to interfere. When the case puts her at odds with the entire police department, Jess included, Luca is forced to make a hard choice that could change her entire world. As the lines between right and wrong blur, she faces the biggest risks of her life. Luca loves to gamble, but the stakes have never been higher. Will she win big or will she lose everything?
He actually felt that if Bryce doesn't seize within one month after cessation of the
diet, it would be a pretty good sign. I LITERALLY felt a ton of bricks being lifted
from my shoulders after we talked. In my analytical, mathematically thinking,
ketogenic-calculating mind, I've computed that Bryce only had a less than ...
Bryce ordered a cheeseburger and fries; he ate every last fry and most of the
Author: Deborah Ann Snyder, DO
Publisher: Demos Medical Publishing
For more than half of all children with epilepsy, the only reliable way to control seizures is the ketogenic diet, a rigid, mathematically calculated, doctor-supervised regimen that is high in fat and low in carbohydrate and protein, and strictly limits both calories and liquid intake. In Keto Kid: Helping Your Child Succeed on the Ketogenic Diet, Deborah Snyder, a family physician and mother of a four-year-old, keto kid, provides compassionate advice for parents transitioning to a lifestyle where one extra bite of food can have serious repercussions on a child's health. This unique book gives readers all the facts about the day-to-day management of the diet, while communicating the emotional struggle encountered by children when they mourn the loss of their favorite foods, and must learn rigid self-denial at a very young age. Topics covered include: Recipes for keto-friendly meals, and tips for making this limited diet more interesting Managing deeply food-oriented occasions like holidays and parties Time-saving strategies, such as pre-weighing and freezing meals Dealing with the emotional loss of a child's favorite foods A day-by-day account of life on the ketogenic diet, in diary form And much more! Snyder is calm, direct, and above all, hopeful. Keto Kid is a practical guide that will enable families to successfully master the ketogenic diet, while making the experience as pleasant as possible for both child and parent.
Wearing a simple pair of slacks with a white blouse, I could remain incognito, and
tonight that was exactly what I wanted. I looked over the menu, wondering what I
should order. As if reading my mind, the waitress said, “Cheeseburger's good.
Author: Marie Bostwick
Publisher: Kensington Publishing Corp.
Marie Bostwick delivers a captivating novel of soul mates discovering each other as the country faces its greatest challenge. . . Morgan Glennon's destiny points straight up into Oklahoma's clear, blue sky. It's been that way since he was four years old, imagining the famous flier father he's never met. Morgan leaves college to enlist as a Navy pilot, and his whole world suddenly changes when America goes to war. Watching his friends fall in battle, robs Morgan of the joy he always felt in the air. It will take one very unusual woman to help him get it back. . . Georgia Jean Carter learned early never to rely on a man for anything but trouble. Airplanes are different: they take a girl places most boyfriends can't. Remarkably, the war makes it possible for Georgia to do her part as a pilot. Flying with the WASPs brings a special sense of belonging--yet there's something missing that Georgia doesn't recognize until a brief encounter sets her dreaming about a young flyboy she barely knows. . . Praise for Marie Bostwick and Fields of Gold "A touching story." --Patricia Gaffney "Captivating and hauntingly beautiful. . .a true gem." --Romantic Times, 4 1⁄2 stars "A gripping, heartwarming story." --Dorothy Garlock on Fields of Gold
He took it from me, and he said, “I'll take a double cheeseburger and an order of
fries.” Then Tank ... The bartender was there taking down Mr. Dick H.'s order and
Tank's. ... Tank spoke up, “If you don't mind, I'll take an order of mushrooms also.
Author: Andy Newman
Publisher: Xlibris Corporation
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