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by 9402 · about 21 hours ago

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 184 · about 21 hours ago

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... (more)

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by 1876 · about 21 hours ago

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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Justin_M_ 0 · July 01, 2012 at 4:53 PM

The forum on Mark's Daily Apple is pretty well populated. There's also the IPMG (International Paleo Movement group) on Facebook. It's quite active and non-Paleo topics often come up. (more)

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by 587 · about 22 hours ago

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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Kaz 0 · September 03, 2011 at 7:51 PM

33$ and some change. Hm. In California, there's no tax on foods, so that definitely helps. Where I live, sweet potatoes are 78 cents a pound. Regular potatoes are 48 cents a pound. Eggs are about a 1.80$ per dozen. Ground beef is about three... (more)

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by 78422 · about 22 hours ago

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 78422 · about 22 hours ago

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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WayfinderAli 0 · August 12, 2011 at 10:53 PM

As a non-believer, evolution seems to be a very rational and scientific explanation to the organisms and life systems here on earth. Because I believe I am a product of evolution, it's natural to align my eating habits with my ancestors. I think... (more)

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by 2437 · about 22 hours ago

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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Eric_S 0 · August 08, 2011 at 9:43 PM

I read the original question and thought it was good. The responses would have been more positive had you had framed it differently. For example, it touches on some important issues that Chris Kesser discussed with Kurt Harris over a podcast.... (more)

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by 10502 · about 22 hours ago

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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Patrik 0 · July 22, 2011 at 10:40 PM

The answer is NO. Political discussion does not have a place on PaleoHacks. I don't care if you are of the Left, Right, Independent, Green or Libertarian persuasion (or any others) -- PaleoHacks is an equal opportunity political discriminator, a... (more)

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by 699 · about 22 hours ago

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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Blue__the_Thrifty_Mom 0 · May 07, 2010 at 12:38 PM

I'm a right-leaning Libertarian, myself. I have noticed that there seem to be more Libertarians in the Paleo community. I think it's that both Paleos and Libertarians tend to question the status quo whilst maintaining a good grasp on reality. I... (more)

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by 11478 · about 22 hours ago

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)

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by 2977 · October 24, 2014 at 3:29 AM

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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paleohacks 0 · July 22, 2011 at 9:02 PM

Caverat - paleo hasn't swayed my political thinking as I've always been a Marxist. I've also been an anti-corporatist since forever. The problem as you suggest, is that our politics has fallen to the evils of sound bites. Our people no longer have... (more)

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by 19479 · October 24, 2014 at 3:25 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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Sophia_1 0 · June 22, 2011 at 4:46 PM

Sashimi platter

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by 1793 · October 24, 2014 at 3:09 AM

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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amanda_1 0 · November 09, 2010 at 10:37 PM

I do think continuing to oppose things like the food pyramid guidelines and food subsidies is important, however resistance is just going to continue to be symbolic at this point. Rather than focusing exclusively on anything at a national or... (more)

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by 704 · October 23, 2014 at 3:20 AM

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 2633 · October 23, 2014 at 3:02 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 5135 · October 22, 2014 at 3:24 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 18635 · October 22, 2014 at 3:24 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 1348 · October 22, 2014 at 3:04 AM

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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Eric_1 0 · June 16, 2010 at 3:28 PM

Left and right once had real political meaning. left wing politics meant furthering the interests of those who work for a living and Right wing politics meant furthering the interests of those who own for a living. Left vs right was labor vs... (more)

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by 150 · October 21, 2014 at 3:03 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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David_Csonka 0 · February 16, 2010 at 9:51 PM

The one sector in the U.S. economy that has seen major growth in the last ten years has been health care. If everybody in the country started to eat a diet which alleviated the majority of the illnesses that they suffered from, doctors and... (more)

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by 592 · October 20, 2014 at 3:43 AM

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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Anon_9 0 · September 12, 2012 at 1:10 AM

As I always say to my kids, never discuss politics, religion and diet. What all of these have in common is that everyone thinks they're right. If you contradict them with something silly like, I don't know, evidence, they have two choices. ... (more)

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by 10768 · October 20, 2014 at 3:08 AM

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 78422 · October 19, 2014 at 4:30 AM

my question is: why do people who espouse lower "l" liberal/humanist/egalitarian political values behave in such an anal retentive fashion when discussing topics such as: race, heritage, biological differences amongst people, etc.? Could it be... (more)

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g_ 0 · August 13, 2011 at 5:38 PM

HA.HA.HA.HA. Well, goodbye PersonMan! Thanks for all the laffs; P-Hax will miss you and your obscure questions... or, i will anyway. Good Luck w/ the endless testosterone quest & godspeed in yr B.C. container-living venture! (more)

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by 19479 · October 19, 2014 at 3:15 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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FED_at_LiveCaveman_com 0 · June 10, 2011 at 5:19 AM

We can't leave this to evolution/natural selection to sort out. Watch the movie "Idiocracy" (or at least this youtube clip) and you'll see what I mean!

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by 4258 · October 16, 2014 at 3:22 AM

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 15, 2014 at 3:22 AM

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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Stabby 0 · October 07, 2011 at 3:23 PM

I'm just going to address everything that they might have gotten wrong. Nothing! Except maybe people will stop appealing to "authority" on a hypothesis. I doubt that, though. It isn't about being right, it is about 1. Saying something. 2. Not... (more)

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