You're assuming I do those things.
I'm a poor college student, and I DO boycott. That's my point exactly. I live paycheck to paycheck. It's really lame, but I can sleep easy. I don't buy meat. If I ever eat meat, it's fish or chicken and it's local and humanely killed. I buy clothes made in the USA, and I sew.
There are alternatives. I'm sorry, but there really are.
And amphib... That makes me feel even worse. It makes sense though, unfortunately.
Also, insurance is necessary through the law, shopping at walmart and buying meat and those other things you mentioned, are not required by law. They let the consumers decide. And consume, and decide, they have.
For some reason it's not letting me edit my posts or I'd put these together, sorry guys.
There are - food stamps, your own garden, farmers markets, community gardens, gov assistance, and food banks. There are thrift stores, sewing machines, and salvation army type places. There is shopping online, trading through craigslist, and other community outlets available.