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Old 02-18-2020, 03:14 PM   #106
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I don't blame them for doing so if it lets them sell the same old junk for a higher price.

It's kinda shady, but...

(Although a lot of "Vegan Leather" kindle cases are 10-20% or so of the cost of the official Amazon real leather case)
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Old 02-18-2020, 03:16 PM   #107
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Vegan Leather.
Growing up when I did and reading science fiction, which sometimes talked about the planet Vega and extraterrestrials from Vega being Vegans, I still think of Vegans as meaning that.
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Old 02-18-2020, 03:18 PM   #108
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I don't blame them for doing so if it lets them sell the same old junk for a higher price.

It's kinda shady, but...

(Although a lot of "Vegan Leather" kindle cases are 10-20% or so of the cost of the official Amazon real leather case)
Maybe those more expensive ones are also organic.
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Old 02-18-2020, 03:23 PM   #109
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Maybe those more expensive ones are also organic.
Oddly "Mineral Oil" is technically "Organic".
It's studied as part of Organic Chemistry.
Like coal, it's dead organic entities, plants mostly? The energy is stored sunlight and the CO2 was once in the atmosphere.
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Old 02-18-2020, 03:26 PM   #110
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That's what I was thinking, but then why is leather so expensive? The processing and turning the hide into leather? Considering how much beef we eat in the US I'd think that leather should be cheap.
Um. Leather isn't that expensive. The price of leather goods is hardly related to the price of leather. What the market will bear.
Yes, there is a lot of processing involved with leather.
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Oddly "Mineral Oil" is technically "Organic".
It's studied as part of Organic Chemistry.
Like coal, it's dead organic entities, plants mostly? The energy is stored sunlight and the CO2 was once in the atmosphere.
Plastics are made from petroleum, which came from dinosaurs, and dinosaurs predate GMO so they could call it non-GMO.
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Old 02-18-2020, 03:41 PM   #112
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No, turkeys and emus came from dinosaurs. I'm pretty sure dinosaurs are an impurity in it.
Peat, Coal, oil and gas are related.

Also not all plastics are petrochemical based. You can make plastics from various organic sources. Though Cellulose Nitrate film (which can be made from cotton) isn't used now. /me checks wikipedia
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nitrocellulose
Yep, scary stuff and yet they made billiard balls from it for a while. It's why film projection rooms were the original no-smoking zone. Then they invented a safer film.
More curiously not all natural rubber from latex is from the "rubber tree". All dandelions and maybe some lettuce can produce it. The Russians are alleged to have a particularly good variety of dandelion for rubber production.
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Old 02-18-2020, 03:48 PM   #113
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Vegan Leather.
It's just the same old PVC and PU made out of oil that we have had for maybe over 80 years ...
On a hunch I googled mushroom vegan leather.
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Old 02-18-2020, 03:59 PM   #114
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Old 02-18-2020, 05:06 PM   #115
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On a hunch I googled mushroom vegan leather.
You made me look. Not impressed!
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Old 02-19-2020, 05:19 PM   #117
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"Vegan leather" is really annoying when shopping for a leather handbag on Ebay and all the "vegan" items show up in the search results.
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"Bail out" - used to mean throw water out of a boat, now it means throw public money into a bank to save the executive's jobs. And "Bail in" means steal depositors money from their accounts and throw it into a bank to save executive's jobs.

It just doesn't make sense.

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Pretty much any phrase or term used in place of death/dead/died. Especially when done romantically/poetically or euphemistically.

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Pretty much any phrase or term used in place of death/dead/died. Especially when done romantically/poetically or euphemistically.
Like the demise of the Norwegian Blue parrot?
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