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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.

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.

 

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 Cures What Ails You, and It’s Too Easy Not to Make Yourself

June 3, 2016 at 7:47 pm




This ancient Chinese elixir is loaded with probiotics, enzymes, vitamins and minerals and tastes like a gift from the gods.

IMG_1884-768x1028One taste of this sparkling, fruity, probiotic, 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.

“Zoochosis” Documentary Claims Zoos Drive Animals Insane

June 2, 2016 at 9:54 pm

Animal rights organization calls phasing out zoos and conserving more wilderness instead




980x-18 (dragged)Lots of the “cute” things animals do in the zoo – like elephants “dancing” or bears walking around in circles – are actually signs they are losing their minds. It’s called “zoochosis.”

When wild animals are locked in spaces much smaller than and different from their natural habitats they become bored, frustrated, lonely and desperate, and their compulsive, repetitive behaviors are an attempt to cope.

Civilization is Inherently Unsustainable

May 31, 2016 at 10:48 pm




Documentary calls for dismantling civilization before it’s “too late”

CIV4_SS4Making a case against civilization is about as tough as making a case against agriculture, primarily because most people don’t even know what the word means.

I know this because I’ve tested the theory out. A cashier at Trader Joe’s a few weeks ago was complaining about being tired and poor and having to work all the time. At the end of his rant, I shook my head empathetically and said – “civilization sucks.” He responded with the same confused look most people do when I start talking about agriculture or civilization.

Agriculture: The Worst Mistake Humans Ever Made

May 29, 2016 at 5:36 pm




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Prior to agriculture, humans lived happier, healthier, freer and easier lives, claims one of the world’s top scientists and thinkers.

In an article published in Discover Magazine nearly 30 years ago, Pulitzer Prize winning anthropologist and evolutionary biologist Jared Diamond calls agriculture “a catastrophe from which we have never recovered.”