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Why I Sometimes Wish I’d Had an Abortion

March 7, 2016 at 4:53 pm




422508_10151380249240106_318511931_nIn a previous blog post, I wrote about how having a baby changed my mind about abortion. The hardship of four years of unplanned parenthood made me change my former staunch pro-life position.

But in this post, I want to be even more explicit. It’s not just that I now support women’s right to choose as some sort of abstract ideology. I actually often regret having a child myself. Especially lately.

I recently posted on Facebook about four abused, neglected siblings who are up for adoption as a package deal. Who knows, maybe their parents were great and CPS just kidnapped them for no reason. But that’s beside the point. The point is there are basically zero happy, healthy, financially-prepared, functioning families out there willing to adopt four kids.

French Beekeeper Trains Bees to Make Cannabis Honey

March 6, 2016 at 5:56 am




A French beekeeper who goes by the name of Nicholas Trainer has trained his bees to develop the first ever cannabis-infused honey for him and his friends.

Circumcision is Torture and Child Abuse

March 2, 2016 at 8:06 pm

The people behind the knife should be behind bars for life




thumb 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 possibly the worst violation of human rights in history.

The mother of an only-daughter, I really had no reason to research circumcision I had no idea of the horrors it entailed until recently. One of the moms in our peaceful-parenting play-date group enlightened me in the park last week. She sent me a few links, and I dove in. What a can of worms…

How to Find a Free Seafood Dinner on the Beach

February 29, 2016 at 9:21 pm




Wilderness survival instructor shows you how to find and cook dinner on the beach without a pot, lighter or any other modern tools

 

 

Aboriginal Man Makes Fire in 30 Seconds

February 29, 2016 at 7:17 pm




In a Facebook video posted by Una Antropóloga En la Luna, an 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.




Hidden Cameras at Chicken Hatchery Shed New Light on Horrors of Factory Farming

February 27, 2016 at 8:12 pm




 
Undercover footage of baby chickens hatching on conveyor belts, stabbed with giant needles, thrown down chutes, or deemed too weak and crushed, goes viral.

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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




Primitive “technology” teacher demonstrates three ways to make fire without a lighter or match

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




Depression is not a natural disease. It’s a disease caused by our high-stress, industrialized lifestyle, psychologist argues.

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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 for millions of years.




All kinds of bloggers picked up the story, and busybodies left comments calling the dedicated mother 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.”

Why Cob Houses are the “Best Bang for Your Buck”

February 18, 2016 at 3:22 am




Cob or “adobe” houses are cheap, energy efficient, termite-proof, fire-proof, earthquake-resistant, non-toxic, beautiful and can last thousands of years.

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.