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About that article Matt, it's absolutely right. Boys generally don't have the patience for rote learning, it's not at all stimulating. I know I could have acheived some great marks at school, but I didn't. Mindless copying down of notes is partly why boys underacheive, imo.

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I was breast fed and i wouldn`t consider my self any smarter than a bottle fed baby.
That's troubling, you wouldn't consider yourself smarter than a bottle-fed baby? You have some major self-esteem issues. I don't know what you're doing passing on your faulty genes. *smirk*

sorry phanatic but no i am not a feminist.

i dont think that statistic`s are always correct.

and i think it was your one sided opinion that ticked me off

Correction: I wasn't blaming mothers for having to work. It was a statement of my attitude towards the society that requires it. And I'm not saying that bottle-fed babies will be dumber. There are studies that say breastfed babies are smarter, some studies that say that might not be. But it's most definitely the healthier option.
Even in this article that says breastfed babies aren't smarter:
http://children.webmd.com/news/20061003/breastfed-babies-arent-smarter
""Even if it does not enhance intelligence, breastfeeding remains an unequalled way of providing ideal food for the healthy growth and development of infants," they write.

Breastfeeding has been shown to lower an infant's risk of infections and even sudden infant death syndrome (SIDS), and it is believed to help protect against allergies, diabetes, and obesity later in life.

"We would never suggest that any woman should choose not to breastfeed on the basis of our findings," Der says. "Clearly, there are many good reasons to breastfeed.""

And this. http://askdoctorsears.com/html/2/T020200.asp


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Reading some of your opinions made my stomache ache.

 Are any of you parents??

have any of you been through this stuff with children??

First of all niether of my kids were breast fed, and believe it or not they ARE smart!!!

Second of all my youngest was in daycare for 3 years and she flourished and it prepared her for school. WE AS parents want was is best for our kids and we make decisions on what we think is best.

And wouldn`t it be great if we could all live with mum and dad... sorry but sometimes it`s not possible. I don`t think it`s fair to catagorise breast fed to bottle fed, one parent to two parents as to how smart or better off a child is.

And what bugs me the most is people with strong opinions on something they have no experience in dealing with.... and if you haven`t guessed YES i am a single mum.

I was breast fed and i wouldn`t consider my self any smarter than a bottle fed baby.

I'm gonna go out on a limb here and guess that you're a feminist.

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"According to U.S. Surgeon General C. Everette
Koop (on national television, 1990) radioactivity, not tar,
accounts for at least 90% of all smoking related lung cancer.  "

Hmm. Maybe it is biased, but if you take anything from the article let it be that. Also Renee there is no reason for someone not to take it outside.

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General Discussion / Re: Website Statistics
« on: March 11, 2008, 10:26:50 PM »
Hmm, I got one person to check it out. I was expecting more common sense out of people. They basically called it a fad diet, and that I'd have a stroke at 40. People are weird.

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Food & Diet / Re: GMO's: Your Take
« on: March 11, 2008, 09:44:51 PM »
GM Scientists think they contain the plants they make. But think about it - what if one pollen escapes and fertilises other compatible plants? I've heard of this happening. A non-GM farmer was found to have a couple of GM plants, with a gene copyrighted by Monsanto (something that coded for pesticide resistance to a monsanto chemical from memory) - he claims he didn't plant any monsanto seeds (you have to pay Monsanto once a year for the plants or something), that they must have come over from a neighbouring farm that did in fact use the seeds. Unfortunately the dude was found guilty.

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Good quote Tony. Lmao, Conan the Existentialist.

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General Discussion / Re: Website Statistics
« on: March 11, 2008, 02:59:31 AM »
Sweet as. I noticed a lot of views, but not a whole lot of new topics and replies. I think it would be great to get some new opinions and topics going, just wanted to check it with you first.

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Haha, yeah. A lot of people watch it and get the wrong idea though, that we have to fight to feel alive again :P
A lot of what Tyler Durden says hits home. Maybe not the blowing up the government and splicing porn into disney movies part.

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The way I see it as a male, our mothers are there to comfort, love, nurture and take care of us, and our fathers are there to teach us life lessons, protect us, love us, and initiate our rites of passage.

What tends to really happen? Mum has to go to work (ironically, to "provide for the family"), so the kid gets put in daycare, dad also has to work, and at the end of the workday, neither parent really has the energy or patience to interact with the kid much. Kids in the last 50 years have been raised by the TV.

Remember Fight Club? "I can't get married....I'm a 30 year old boy."

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General Discussion / Re: Website Statistics
« on: March 10, 2008, 07:25:26 PM »
I go on a lot of forums on the net. If you wanted I could tell people on the forums about this site and get some more people to contribute to this forum.

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http://www.greenanarchy.info/rewild.php
Stumbled across this, looks like it has some interesting tutorials. Hide tanning, trapping etc.
http://paleoplanet69529.yuku.com/
Amazing site, loaded with guides.

One day I'm going to have to have a "bush week", going into the bush with nothing but the clothes I'm wearing and a knife. Heck, I even found a video on how to make bowstrings from New Zealand flax, I have no excuses now!

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Found this a while back and thought some people might be interested in it.
http://www.erowid.org/plants/cannabis/cannabis_health2.shtml
This especially ticks me off, because my dad has been a 2-packs-a-day man for decades, never bothering to take his smoking outside. Thanks for the unnatural elements that won't come out for years, dad....

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Growing up I ate cereal. As a young teenager, sometimes I'd notice how I wouldn't be able to stomach even half a bowl of cereal in the morning. I should have known that my body was not ready for food (detoxing) but I always tried to eat it because *breakfast is the most important meal of the day* had been said so many times. Funny how it being the most important meal of the day, the typical cereal breakfast would leave me no energy and I never seemed to notice that there was any correlation.

Ain't it funny how we're conditioned to be "better" than our instincts? Heh, my first inkling that a hugely carb-based diet might not be the best was that whenever I was hungry, I wouldn't crave cereal, bread, noodles or rice, which are all quite frankly tasteless, no, my cravings would be primal, I wanted fat and salt. I started to think that millions of years of evolution couldn't be wrong, my body obviously would want fat for a reason.

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Philosophy / Re: What's wrong with modern humanity - add yours.
« on: March 10, 2008, 03:58:41 AM »
Yeah, liking that one. I'll think of some more tomorrow.

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Food & Diet / Re: Don't be fooled by the Low-Fat hype!
« on: March 10, 2008, 03:58:20 AM »
From an interview with Udo Erasmus,

"Here’s the story of saturated fats in context: In an n-3 deficient diet, saturated fats will make platelets stickier and will increase insulin-resistance. That means greater risk of heart attack, stroke, embolism, and diabetes. But n-3 makes platelets less sticky and decreases insulin sensitivity. Saturated fats and n-3 have opposite effects. In our fat consumption, we should first consume an optimal ratio of undamaged n-3 and n-6 essential fats, emphasizing n-3 because n-3 is too low in most people’s diets."

Ah, I think I get it.

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Fitness & Exercise / Re: Heinlein's philosophy
« on: March 10, 2008, 03:49:10 AM »
I mean on a lesser scale. Like making my own wine, (everyone's got their vices, I think you'd agree that even cavemen probably ate the occasional bit of honey) maybe planting a few vegetables.

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Yeah, you have to respect a culture that survived, THRIVED even physically in the outback and knew the land very well.

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General Discussion / Re: Caveman Power article in the Peninsula News
« on: March 10, 2008, 03:32:49 AM »
Yep, thats the way to go. Also I'm loving that quote be true to your biology. I hope it has a place in the book.

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General Discussion / Re: Photos of your where you live
« on: March 10, 2008, 03:31:13 AM »
Yeah, it's nice to see places not ruined by modern "development". Last year, my biology class went on a field-trip there. Had a good talk with an exchange student from a small town in Austria. He was pretty amazed at it all, saying he half-expected to see monkeys living in the trees. I was pretty interested in what he said, telling me how his grandfather taught him to hunt but to also respect the land. I think this is something boys these days should learn, maybe as a rite of passage, which these days seem to be forgotten.

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Yep, some good points there. I've never thought about it before, but schools condition us perfectly for modern working life - you sit in a chair the whole duration of the lesson. Rinse and repeat for 5 "reps" a day.
I also think that children should have at least their mother to take care of them until they're old enough to go to school on their own. I understand that it's hard to support a family on one income, but it's been proven that children develop psychologically better when they're raised by their mothers than put into daycare (on a semi-related note, children that were breastfed have an IQ 5 points higher than their peers). My own mother was good enough to do this to me and not just hawk me off to a woman who gets paid to be a stand-in mother, and I think it turned out for the better.

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General Discussion / Re: Economics: the division of labour
« on: March 10, 2008, 03:20:36 AM »
Right to contentment.....you know I had never really thought about that before. You have a lot of interesting ideas that challenge the status quo (which as far as I'm concerned, is almost always a good thing). I once read a quote I found noteworthy: "80% of conventional thinking is wrong" and as time goes by, it proves itself again and again.

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The Voting Booth / Re: Sleep - how much do you need?
« on: March 09, 2008, 10:34:32 PM »
Yep, our circadian rhythms are disrupted by artificial light, which is a whole lot weaker than natural sunlight. The sun gives our body the cue that it's daytime, and lack of the sun means it's night time, and soon time to sleep (melatonin the sleep hormone is only produced in the absence of light). Our sleep systems work better with sunlight, exercise, paleo foods that don't rollercoaster our blood sugar, and a lack of stimulants and depressants like coffee and alcohol.

I find that when I sleep with my curtains open, the sun can wake me up pretty well, without the grogginess associated with many people. I can do pretty well with 6 hours of sleep, but I don't do any exercise either (which I am soon to change).

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Philosophy / What's wrong with modern humanity - add yours.
« on: March 09, 2008, 10:06:33 PM »
We think:
-food comes from the Supermarket
-everything in moderation
-we should eat 3-6 meals a day
-that vaccinations are an effective way to gain immunity to diseases
-we can be unhealthy in our youth, and take care of our health when we retire
-that there is nothing wrong spending 40 hours of our week doing the things we wouldn't do in our free time
-nutrients come from pills
-modern medicine is the best cure for disease
-nutrition has little to do with health or weight, it's mostly genetics
-that mainly genes give us cancer or make us strong or weak
-material goods bring the most happiness

Ok, I've exhausted my thought processes for now, but if everyone could add their own that'd be great.

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Philosophy / Re: Modern man is neurotic, and here's why...
« on: March 09, 2008, 09:49:56 PM »
I also think that the repression of crying is indicative of a larger phenomena occurring in our post industrial revolution societies; the emasculation of males.  ...but that is another topic.

Indeed. These days males are afraid to exert their masculinity, because it's not politically correct.

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