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makomaragi:

http://www.pokecrate.com/

I do not have any personal dealings with them, I am sure they are all very nice people that do enjoy pokemon collecting.

But be warned that the plush they are promising are boot legged. The ones I saw in the video were not, they were old Hasbro plush and are legit, but, I did some snooping, and…

I checked around on the site, and found that one of their affiliates (http://www.shop.sherlockmooncollectibles.com/main.sc) has mostly boot legged plush for sale. A few of the photos of their plush are also on the PokeCrate site, so my assumption is that these are the plush that they are distributing. They’re boot legs.

I know $15.99 a month for a “box of pokemon stuff and a guaranteed plush” every month sounds like an awesome deal, but be aware that the plush you are getting is likely nothing but a factory reject/boot leg from China and NOT from the Pokemon Center in Japan or even from Nintendo World, etc. 

Most PokeDolls from the Pokemon Center in Japan go for about $20+ alone. 

I am sure that their cards are legit, as TCG aren’t hard to come by at all. I just wanted to put this warning out to those that are expecting brand new Japanese pokedolls in your boxes. I saw some openings of the crates and they include base back booster packs, which is pretty cool!

But the plush (besides the old Hasbro ones) look to be nothing more than boot legs from China, similar to the ones that are sold on eBay. 

When it comes to Pokemon collecting, if something sounds too good to be true, it probably is. 

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fightingforwhales:

New art in Miami, created by sick_qirl on Instagram.

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thedarklordsay10:

priestlyandtish:

drunkenspeecheson-sobriety:

reblogging again because it’s absolutely incredible

important as fuck

can i put this on my refrigerator

I’m tapping this inside my locker and my room and looking at it everyday, this needs to be seen.

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animalplace:

95% of the 283 million hens in the United States are housed in battery cages. These are wire-metal cages, sometimes tiered as high as seven, in which 5-8 birds are housed for the duration of the laying period. Birds cannot stretch their wings and can only barely turn around. Each hen has less space than a standard piece of paper.

For more information on issues relating to chickens: http://animalplace.org/chickens.htmlimage

So, so, sad. They are every reason to go vegan.

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cheapveg:

Cheap Vegan Grocery List 

Since the Cheap Vegan Pantry article has been so popular, I am (by request) following up with a Cheap Vegan Grocery List. Here I’ll explain the different strategies I use and items I buy to stay healthy on a budget.

When you go to the grocery store, have in mind what percentage of what types of food you plan to buy. This should mirror your ideal plate of food. My goal is to eat mostly whole foods (foods that have not been processed), as many organic foods as I can afford to splurge on, and as little sugar and processed foods as possible. Besides obvious sugar like corn syrup, sugars also include white bread/pasta, anything made with white flour.

Once you have mentally prepared yourself for grocery shopping, you start from the bottom up. I shop at a few different sources to get what I need for the best bargain. Luckily, all of these places are walking distance to my house. But do what works best for you! If you’d rather only go to only one place, that might be more valuable than the $10-20 bucks you save a week going to multiple stores.

Start Literally Dirt-cheap
To start, check your garden. Whether you’re just planting some herbs or you have a whole veggie garden, there’s nothing better than home-grown food. As Ron Finley says, “Planting your own food is like printing your own money …plus you get strawberries.”

If you happen to get to a farmers market, check out their $1 rack. Often times they’ll have good deals of food they have too much of.

Figuratively Dirt Cheap
Next I go to the 99cent and up store—and I know what you’re thinking, we just went from the garden to the dollar store, but I’m broke people! …plus they’re really not all that bad. Especially here in Los Angeles! People tend to get sketched out by the dollar store but you just have to use common sense. If something looks a little suspect, don’t buy it. A lot of the food is even the same brand as what you’d get at a grocery store, just overstock.

At the 99c store I buy:

  • Romaine Lettuce
  • Any pre-cut, easy to prepare veggies that look good (ex. Shredded purple cabbage, carrots, etc.)
  • Salsa
  • Tortilla Chips
  • Canned beans (at my location they have a variety of organic beans for a buck!)
  • Corn Tortillas
  • Canned Tomato Sauce/Diced tomatoes
  • Random canned goods I might need
  • Soy Milk
  • Brown Rice
  • Oatmeal

If I needed anything else I couldn’t find at the dollar store my next stop is usually my local…

The Mexican Super Market!
In LA I go to JON’s in Chicago I went to Devon Market, but most cities have their own Mexican supermarkets where you can get produce for a little cheaper.

Here I buy:
Bananas

  • Apples
  • Cucumbers
  • Bell Peppers
  • Any other produce I have a recipe in mind for
  • Frozen Veggies
  • Almond Milk
  • Cereal
  • Nuts
  • Baking Items
  • Whole grain pastas

 Lastly, if I’m feeling a little fancy, having a craving, or just can’t find it at those two places, I go to…

The Bougie spots: Trader Joes and Whole Foods

Where I get…

  • Tempeh
  • Tofu
  • Low sugarGranola (a lot of times granola has just as much sugar as cereal like frosted flakes or cocoa pebbles)
    Dr. Praegers veggie burgers (where their motto is making the ingredients recognizable)
  • Trader Joe’s Tomatillo and Roasted Yellow Chilli Salsa (because it’s BOMB)
  • Nutritional Yeast
  • Natural Peanut Butter
  • Natural Almond Butter
  • Ezikiel Bread

…any little things that I can afford to splurge on

Extra tips…

Always look for bargains. If there is a discount rack, start there, then move to the sections you would usually go to and keep looking for deals. If you’re afraid you can’t eat the 2 for 1 case of fruit, remember freezing. You can always save it for a smoothie or banana whip later! Same goes for canned goods and non-perishable foods. Sometimes buying in bulk can save you some cash in the long run. 

I thought vegan food was expensive…
A big misconception about being vegan, and why many think it’s so expensive to eat a plant-based diet, is because of the processed foods that are catered to vegan consumers. Foods like Tofurky, Boca Burgers, Amy’s frozen dinners, daiya, and other pre-made vegan “meats” and “cheeses” are simply more expensive than produce AND worse than that, they’re not as healthy! It’s easy to be a healthy cheap vegan, but start throwing in processed foods and sugars and you start to dive into expensive territory. So make the healthier and less expensive choice and eat your whole fruits and veggies!

I wouldn’t waste my money getting tofu from the fancy-shmancy stores, personally! Most grocery stores have it and Asian markets almost invariably have it (and for super ultra cheap).

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zenaxaria:

i just wanna be w/ someone who hates hunters almost as much as i do

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xv7:

y’all r gettin way too accurate with these it’s scaring me

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"Before I went vegetarian, I did not like broccoli and cauliflower, I had never tasted avocadoes, never thought about mixing in nuts and seeds with my food. Never really appreciated the sweetness of fruits and orange veggies.
Before I went vegan, I had never experimented with dates and peanut butter, never realized that dark chocolate is so much tastier than milk chocolate and so much more satisfying. Never knew how ice cream and yummy cookies can be made out of a bunch of over ripe bananas, which you got for free. Never guessed how magical cashews are and how they can be turned into cheesy sauces or dips, or that almonds make the best white crumbly cheese. I had never really appreciated hummus, delicious homemade pesto and the yumminess of smoothies.
I discovered chia and flax seeds, which are excellent egg replacers and thickeners, Who knew oats left to soak overnight could be so good?
No, vegetarianism and veganism are not limiting. They just open you up to a whole new world. And the awesome feeling of knowing that you’re living healthily while leaving less marks on mother earth, and hurting no animals is irreplaceable."

- Mary Lyse (via fightingforanimals)

Seriously. Closing the door to animal products opened up like another hundred. I have more fun now with food than ever before.

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thevegguy:

….And if you’re vegan you could save over twice that!  

thevegguy:

….And if you’re vegan you could save over twice that!  

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