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by 9387 · January 17, 2013 at 8:42 PM

Are there any paleo politicians out there - especially at the federal level? I am in the United States, but I'd also be curious to hear answers from other countries. It seems having someone who believes in eating real food in politics, could... (more)

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Matt_11 0 · January 17, 2013 at 8:42 PM

Just some of the characteristics of the paleo diet seems to align it with libertarianism: free markets and fiscal conservatism (choosing local over industrial, individuals choose their own diet), social liberalism (less Bible thumpers, after all... (more)

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by 191 · November 02, 2012 at 6:11 PM

Thinking out loud here… In the last 30 years or so a kajillion new diets have been introduced to the USA. Most have one big thing in common: they are extremely difficult to follow for any extended period. Of course, this helps create a market... (more)

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by 598 · September 12, 2012 at 12:09 PM

I find it interesting how people not only get offended/defensive when I share diet-related information with them -- information that, of course, doesn't align with the mainstream rhetoric -- but also when I'm simply doing my own thing and not... (more)

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raney 0 · September 12, 2012 at 12:09 PM

Zizek has suggested that ecology is becoming the new religion (in the sense of from-above sort of commands like: "you can't do this, it will have an impact on the earth, and you better not question that"), and I think either way it is indicative... (more)

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by 1883 · July 02, 2012 at 1:45 AM

I would like to start off by saying that I do like this website, but am wondering if there is a paleo community or board or forum that isn't monitored so strictly that anyone on here recommends? Is there a place that I could discuss politics,... (more)

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The_Paleo_Mama 0 · July 02, 2012 at 1:45 AM

I have a Facebook Paleo group! We've talked about anything related to Paleo, natural living, raising Paleo kids, etc. Anyone is welcome to join! http://www.facebook.com/groups/281125955286586/ (more)

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by 5111 · October 28, 2011 at 3:20 AM

Reading the NPR article mentioned in this thread really got me thinking. The attitude of the author and many of the commentators suggested that somehow it is my personal responsibility to eat a diet that would be sustainable for the 7 billion... (more)

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by 18437 · October 27, 2011 at 12:22 AM

Is this guy's effort going to get anything done or is it futile? The article has some interesting insights in addition to this fellas plight on his and our own... (more)

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by 4236 · October 23, 2011 at 4:14 PM

I freely admit being an anarchist in a lot of ways. I was trying to explain my libertarian-in-community anarchistic thinking to someone, and I stumbled accross the term... (more)

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by 165 · October 10, 2011 at 2:06 PM

What will be the fate of those decision makers who continue to bang the conventional wisdom drum for their own personal gain. Will they be brought to task? Or will they along with CW just fade away?

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by 165 · October 07, 2011 at 3:34 PM

What do you think will happen to those governments that have lied to the people about weight management and how to change when the cat is well and truly out of the bag. What will happen to those in charge when they are finally exposed for what... (more)

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Vrimj 0 · October 07, 2011 at 3:34 PM

I will be honest, I hope that nothing happens to the policy people involved in the us. The simple fact is that right now they are basing policy, as they are legally required to, on the duel requirements that they stabilize crop prices(1) and... (more)

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by 692 · February 05, 2014 at 5:46 PM

Reading the link below in the American paleocon* magazine The American Conservative, I was struck by two things: 1) Many of the ideas we discuss here are most decidedly going mainstream. In fact, this site is probably an example of these ideas... (more)

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raydawg 0 · February 05, 2014 at 5:46 PM

This is a very old post and article that's been necromanced back to life... That said: I wouldn't discount it - that CNN or US "News" and World Report, that it's "The Worst Diet Ever" means they want to quash the movement because they feel... (more)

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by 587 · September 04, 2011 at 7:59 PM

Could this be done paleo? How would you do it using ordinary food shopping methods? (I won't go hunt something or scavenge for road kill.) Would anyone like to join me in doing it? In San Francisco and Marin counties, an area overflowing with... (more)

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maryeeclarkisouthunting 0 · September 04, 2011 at 3:22 PM

Let's see what I pay to fit in almost 3k calories a day: 2 cups kirkland pistachios: $5.38 "salad" tomato: $.29 Costco avocado: $1.59 (they're 2.29 everywhere else!) one broccoli stalk: $.85 3 carrots: $.33 another broccoli stalk: $.85 12 oz... (more)

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by 77338 · August 12, 2011 at 10:37 PM

Are your political beliefs influenced by what you eat? Fascist-devil-worshippers gravitate towards warm blood, vegans to cold flabby soy. In the former case aggressivity is enhanced(meat et.al), in the later decreased: hence a more effeminate... (more)

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Philosopher 0 · September 07, 2013 at 12:44 AM

well since Adolf Hitler was a vegetarian, I doubt that you can so easily generalise, and say that vegetarians are all peace loving hippie folks...I mean, perhaps some are, some are not..... http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Adolf_Hitler%27s_vegetarianism (more)

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by 77338 · August 12, 2011 at 11:10 PM

when I was vegan I noticed that the majority of vegans were very left liberal, marxists and usually atheist, vegans that were conservative/ not atheist were a minority and usually shunned by the vegan majority ( I know this first hand since Im... (more)

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Lizzish 0 · August 12, 2011 at 11:02 PM

I disagree that there is a huge spectrum of political beliefs in the paleo community. Most of the voices I've heard have been strongly libertarian. Maybe it's because they're the majority, or maybe they are just more vocal.

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by 2439 · August 08, 2011 at 9:43 PM

Edit: Took out body of question. It was answered by all those who responded. No facts, just anger. No one read one link posted. I'd say there is a good chance that many of the gut issues, autoimmune issues and food allergies were initially caused... (more)

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g_ 0 · August 08, 2011 at 5:35 PM

I think the issue with your question is that the wording is contentious. ---> "self-inflicted'. As if there is blame to be placed. If this question would have been framed differently, you may have received some less bristling responses (esp re the... (more)

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by 10194 · February 01, 2012 at 11:07 PM

What place does political discussion have on PaleoHacks? Does eating Paleo pre-dispose one to lean any one way on PaleoHacks? Melissa: I am bumping this again because I've seen several political questions today.

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Joshua_1 0 · February 01, 2012 at 11:07 PM

I think some posts that point accusatory towards government regulation directly related to Paleo are founded... but if you are a paleo, this would not be a partisan issue Such as this one - link text I agree with Patrik on the partisan stuff...... (more)

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by 2979 · July 22, 2011 at 10:15 PM

OK, I know this can be a controversial topic, but I think it's very relevant to the whole idea of "Paleo". Because of reading about food I've been reading about food politics (e.g., the role of agriculture in the development of hierarchical and... (more)

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barefeet 0 · July 22, 2011 at 10:15 PM

"Paleo" by itself hasn't changed my political views. However, what I've learned about how conventional wisdom regarding "healthy" foods came to be has made me more likely to look for hard facts behind decisions. I used to have this perception of... (more)

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by 19355 · April 24, 2012 at 9:35 AM

I'm pretty much over the government telling me what I "should" eat in order to be "healthy" (i.e. fat, sick and tired) and thought that it would be cool to get a whole bunch of pictures together, make a collage, and declare July 4th 2011 "Food... (more)

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by 19355 · June 10, 2011 at 9:11 AM

Fellow Paleo Hacks, After reading the absurd US News and World Reports ranking of the "best" diets I felt like I had to do something drastic. I think that it is time we let our politicians in Washington know how we feel about the criminal... (more)

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queen_of_the_stone_age 0 · June 10, 2011 at 9:02 AM

I think we should start our own campaign on Facebook to stop the war on fat. Putting it bluntly more people are being killed by the war on fat than the war on terror. It's all down to ignorance, misinformation, bad science, powerful food... (more)

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by 10750 · February 25, 2011 at 5:04 PM

http://www.utne.com/Wild-Green/Cows-Eat-Grass-and-Other-Inflammatory-Statements.aspx Apparently, his cow comment came back to haunt him: The remark that may have sunk Mr. Salvador’s candidacy came 37 minutes into his on-campus... (more)

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Lindsay 0 · February 25, 2011 at 5:04 PM

Best milk in Iowa? Radiance Dairy in Fairfield. Grass fed organic Jersey Cows.

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by 1793 · November 10, 2010 at 8:32 PM

I take it we all agree that there are things that governments and society are doing that make it more difficult to live and eat well. Now, I'm sure we all come from a variety of ideological persuasions, but there are lots of areas where we could... (more)

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No_more_ 0 · November 09, 2010 at 10:52 PM

Restoration of home economics.

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by 1321 · June 16, 2010 at 7:58 PM

Possible Duplicate: Are Paleos Libertarian? Out of curiosity and not to start a flame war, what side of the political scene do you fall on? It's hard to shoebox everyone into two categories (USA). Personally I feel neither side "gets" me... (more)

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Yoannah_offca 0 · June 16, 2010 at 7:58 PM

I've been always leaning to the left. I do not ever want to leave free choice to do anything and everything one might want when it's got to do with money and profit. Free market is not about fairness, justice or equality... it's about money and... (more)

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by 644 · August 12, 2013 at 4:30 PM

Is it just me or do Paleos tend to be Libertarian? Perhaps it's easier to accept that the Conventional Wisdom is BS if you already are outside the mainstream politically... What are your thoughts?

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cavemanjoe 0 · August 12, 2013 at 4:30 PM

Yes, the libertarian party was founded in 100,000 B.C.E, where Ardipithecus ramidus founded the party and mandated that all future generations who pretend to eat the same way as their ancestors be associated with it.

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by 2593 · January 19, 2012 at 6:36 AM

I just went to Netflix and noticed "Fat Head" is no longer available. I rented it just last month. Anyone know what happened? Thanks. (Resisting jumping to any conspiracy conclusions. Barely...)

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sajennings 0 · March 21, 2010 at 9:25 PM

I just called Netflix, because I noticed the same thing and this prompted me to get more curious. The customer service rep couldn't tell me what specifically happened to this title, but said it was probably one of two things: 1) They had a... (more)

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by 150 · October 17, 2013 at 1:35 AM

Anyone else on here who feel there are deeper possible ramifications of paleo nutrition - towards permaculture, the transition to post-industrial society, stone age economics vs neo-liberalism? www.eco-action.org/dt/affluent.html - Marshal... (more)

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Acton 0 · February 17, 2010 at 12:39 AM

The idea of a diet uniquely designed for optimal human health vs one that is optimally able to keep the largest number out of starvation and clinical malnutrition represents a few major philosophical ideas. The concept that the best diet for man... (more)

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by 11363 · October 17, 2013 at 6:52 AM

With Toban Wiebe recently founding a paleo-libertarian Google discussion group ( http://groups.google.com/group/paleo-libertarian ), and Richard Nikoley advocating a boycott of Whole Foods Market over their recent promotion of a vegetarian/vegan... (more)

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PortlandAllan 0 · February 16, 2010 at 6:46 AM

More. Clearly more. One has to have a certain amount of small-l libertarianism to buck the system 180 degrees and begin eating a high-fat, low-carb diet. Whether it begins with diet or some other topic, once you realize how wrong the mainstream... (more)