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Circumcision is Child Abuse

March 2, 2016 at 8:06 pm

The people behind the knife should be behind bars for life

Update: We’ve removed or blurred some of the images to allow us to post this on Facebook. Links to the originals can be found below each image.
thumb Beautiful, brand-new, innocent baby boys are being brutally tortured every 25 seconds in the United States.

Let’s not mince words about it. That’s what circumcision is – torture, sexual assault, genital mutilation, unconscionable child abuse, and one of the most egregious violations of human rights in history.

I understand that this blog post is going to make a lot of people angry and uncomfortable and maybe cost me a few friendships, but that is not my intent. My intent is to shed light on one of the darkest secrets of all time – one I had basically no knowledge about until a few weeks ago.

The mother of an only-daughter, I’ve really had no reason to research circumcision, so I had no idea the horrors it entailed. One of the moms in our peaceful-parenting play-date group posted about it on Facebook a lot, so I asked her what the big deal was in the park last week. She sent me a few links, and I dove in. What a can of worms…

Free, Wild-Caught Dinner On the Beach

February 29, 2016 at 9:21 pm

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Forget bringing home the bacon, or even raising the bacon yourself. British wilderness survival instructor Ray Mears demonstrates how to find and cook wild food on the beach without a pot, lighter or any other modern tools:

Aborigine Makes Fire in 30 Seconds

February 29, 2016 at 7:17 pm

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This aboriginal man from Papua New Guinea makes fire with only 30 seconds of friction, using nothing but a split bamboo stick, dry brush and a reed. This method appears to be even faster and easier than the primitive drill method by an Australian man Return To Now featured a few days ago.

The video was posted on FaceBook yesterday. You can view it HERE.

Hidden Cameras at Chicken Hatchery Expose Horrors of Factory Farming

February 27, 2016 at 8:12 pm

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Undercover footage of baby chickens being hatched, stabbed, crushed and beheaded on conveyor belts has gone viral, shedding new light on the horrors of factory farming.

The video, produced by Animal Equality, an international animal rights organization, has gone viral with 35 million views on Facebook.

Making Fire Without a Lighter or Match

February 27, 2016 at 12:29 am

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From the man who built the famous primitive mud hut, here’s another fantastic video on various methods of making fire from scratch:

Depression is A Disease of Civilization: Hunter-Gatherers Hold the Key to the Cure

February 24, 2016 at 12:40 am

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Depression is a global epidemic. It is the main driver behind suicide, which now claims more than a million lives per year worldwide. One in four Americans will suffer from clinical depression within their lifetimes, and the rate is increasing with every generation.

It robs people of sleep, energy, focus, memory, sex drive and their basic ability to experience the pleasures of life, says author of The Depression Cure Stephen Ildari. It can destroy people’s desire to love, work, play and even their will to live. If left unchecked it can cause permanent brain damage.

Why I Still Breastfeed My 5-Year-Old

February 19, 2016 at 5:50 pm

A couple of years ago, I came across a story about a mother who still breastfeeds her 5-year-old daughter. I’m not really sure why it was newsworthy, but people were shocked to discover a woman feeding her small child the same way all mammals have fed their offspring for eons.


All kinds of bloggers picked up the story, and busybodies jumped in on the comments sections calling the dedicated mother of four every name in the book — “gross” … “disgusting” … “indecent” … “unnatural” … “sinister” … “perverse” … “what’s wrong with the world.”

The most disturbing accusations hurled at this woman were those of “pedophilia” and “child abuse.”

Cob Houses: An Ancient Solution to a Modern Problem

February 18, 2016 at 3:22 am

cobhouse__Hobbit_H_2745149kImages of a cob house built for under $250 in England two years ago have been re-circulating the internet lately, inspiring tiny-house-enthusiasts and back-to-the-landers with hope that living off the grid on a low budget might not be too far out of reach.

While this does appear to be a true story, beautifully captured in this Telegraph.com slideshow, it might not be quite that easy or cheap for the average American to build.

Why Having a Baby Made Me Pro-Choice

February 16, 2016 at 6:01 pm

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326801_10150788721825106_393138554_o-300x225“I wonder how many people have abortions after they’ve experienced giving birth,” my partner, Brad, said a few hours after our daughter was born.

“I bet not very many,” I responded, still high from the fact that a tiny human just swam out of my womb and latched onto my breast. “I mean look at her… how could they knowingly destroy something so beautiful?”

Four years later, I know exactly how.

Before you start accusing me of being some kind of sick, twisted, child-hating, terrible mother, hear me out.

Life Has No Purpose, Stop Setting Goals

February 14, 2016 at 9:36 pm

kundalini-meditation“What’s your goal with this new website?” an old friend asked yesterday. “I have no idea,” I laughed nervously.

An ambitious and determined young man (whom I used to work with at a conservative “think tank”), he was not impressed. He is the kind of guy who is serious about “success,” about setting goals and achieving them, about moving the benchmark to new heights, about planning for a happy future.

“What do you mean ‘you have no idea!?'” he asked, laughing, but almost offended by my idiocy.