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‘Dakota Access’ Oil Pipeline Temporarily Halted by Largest Native American Protest in History

September 8, 2016 at 10:47 pm

UPDATE: Judge Rules in Favor of Pipeline Company… Obama Gives Native Americans False Hope for Election SeasonAmy Goodman Threatened with Jail for Her Reporting on Dakota Access

Judge Grants Temporary Restraining Order on Further Construction – Set to Make Decision Sept. 9 – Sign Petition Now to Save Native American Lives, Water and Land!





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The construction of a thousand-mile oil pipeline through the heart of the country has prompted the largest Native American protest in history. Indigenous Americans from all over the United States and Canada have gathered near the source of the pipeline – a large fracking site in North Dakota – to protect their ancestral lands, rivers and lakes from pollution and destruction.

The pipeline – which the U.S. Government quietly approved last month – will cut right through sacred burial grounds, prayer sites and rivers and lakes native peoples still rely on for their survival.

‘Ideal Global Population Under 2 Billion,’ Sustainability Experts Say

September 6, 2016 at 11:29 pm




When people argue overpopulation is a myth, their arguments typically revolve around the amount of “open” space on earth not yet occupied by humans.pewsg80mndk1p441pyjd

They say things like – “Ever flown across the country and seen all the vacant land between New York and California?” or “Did you know every single person on Earth could fit into the State of Texas?”

Overpopulation is Not a Myth, And No, We Cannot All Live in the State of Texas

August 28, 2016 at 1:29 am




“But every person on the planet could fit inside the State of Texas,” people keep telling me when I argue the earth is overpopulated.

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I’m so confused by this response.

Of course every person on the planet could fit into the State of Texas. So what? A dozen sardines can fit into a can. But guess what… a dozen sardines can’t live in a can, just like 7 billion people can’t live in the State of Texas.

A Note From Wonderland

August 20, 2016 at 11:06 pm

Note on my iPhone from August, 2016

I have all these amazing thoughts when I come to this world — wonderland. I tell myself I’ll remember them when I wake up, but I never do. I always forget. All these epiphanies are lost forever, unless I write them down.

So that’s what I’m going to start doing. Right here on my iPhone notepad.

This iphone was created to help me capture these thoughts — to help me remember. Language was created to help me capture them.

Fuck the Military, Fuck Circumcision and Fuck our Culture

August 8, 2016 at 6:19 am

bfebeabb-81f1-478b-aeb8-56d924e20911_profile“I promise I won’t leave here without you,” I said to my brother, whose eyes were pleading with me to help him escape the psych ward of a Veterans’ Affairs hospital, tonight.

I explained to him I couldn’t spend the night, but that I was just a half mile down the road, and wouldn’t leave Long Beach until it was with him. I told him I’d be back in the morning, and the next morning and the next, until his brain chemistry was balanced enough for the doctors to release him.

“I’ll be here as long as you’re here,” I repeated.

He teared up and smiled. “That’s really good to know,” he said.

Why Are We So Afraid of Female Breasts?

July 25, 2016 at 8:44 pm

The taboo against female breasts is sexist, discriminatory and promotes rape culture




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I was tanning at a topless beach in France when I first realized how ashamed I was of my breasts. One of my best friends – a French exchange student I was visiting after our high school graduation – and her French mother were lying next to me bare-chested without a second thought about it.

There were men in Speedos and women of all shapes, sizes and ages walking around in nothing but bikini bottoms all around me. Some of the women were young with small, perky breasts; some were old and leathered with breasts that hung down to their belly buttons, flat as pancakes; and some had such perfectly round, bouncy breasts, I felt embarrassed to look at them. But the one thing they all had in common was an air of something between self-confidence and indifference.

Modern Stay-At-Home Motherhood Might Be the Loneliest Job on Earth

July 8, 2016 at 2:29 am

Asked how many hours of adult interaction they got per week – not including their spouses – one in four stay-at-home moms said ZERO. The isolation of modern motherhood is driving more and more of us to figure out how to recreate the tribe




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The vast majority of stay-at-home moms surveyed in Facebook moms’ groups say they get little-to-no interaction with adults other than their spouses and grocery store clerks on a weekly basis.

Of the 52 moms who responded, nearly 90 percent said they had no local family or friends (other than paid babysitters) – to help them raise their children.

Nearly half (46 percent) said they spent an hour a week or less in the presence of other adults, and more than 80 percent said they spent less than five.

The average amount of time spent interacting with other adults (including grocery store clerks, gas station attendants, mailmen, waving neighbors, and strangers at parks) was just under 3 hours per week.

Whole Foods Teams Up With Monsanto to Kill GMO Labeling Bill

July 3, 2016 at 11:48 pm




Whole Foods, Organic Valley and Stoneyfield have teamed up with Monsanto and Dupont to nullify Vermont’s new GMO labeling law that now requires companies to disclose the genetically engineered ingredients hiding in nearly 75 percent of processed foods in this country.

Food Democracy Now reported last week that the self-described “organic companies” have brokered a last-minute backroom deal with the “devil” food giants that guts a national GMO labeling bill and overturns Vermont’s new state law.

Thanks to Vermont’s historic legislation, which went into effect July 1, many major food companies like Campbell’s, General Mills, Pepsi, Nestle and Smucker’s have already started labeling their products as “partially produced with genetic engineering.”

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How Prison Labor is the New American Slavery and Most of Us Unknowingly Support it

June 13, 2016 at 11:58 pm

If you buy products or services from any of the 50 companies listed below (and you likely do), you are supporting modern American slavery




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American slavery was technically abolished in 1865, but a loophole in the 13th Amendment has allowed it to continue “as a punishment for crimes” well into the 21st century. Not surprisingly, corporations have lobbied for a broader and broader definition of “crime” in the last 150 years. As a result, there are more (mostly dark-skinned) people performing mandatory, essentially unpaid, hard labor in America today than there were in 1830.

Kombucha Made Easy

June 3, 2016 at 7:47 pm




IMG_1884-768x1028One taste of the sparkling, fruity, super elixir and I was hooked. It was fizzy and refreshing like champagne, but loaded with good bacteria, enzymes, vitamins and minerals, especially vitamin B 12, which my then vegan body was starving for. It gave me a burst of energy (not the jittery caffeine kind) and mental clarity, and helped me digest my food and cleanse my body.