Is Male Circumcision a Violation of Human Rights?

Is Male Circumcision a Violation of Human Rights?

Circumcision | Violence Against Nature?

AwN |  Accord with Nature is based on the priciple of understanding what is and is not in Accord with Nature. I don't always make the claim that what is natural is good and what is unnatural is bad. While I personally feel like this is often enough the case that the Accord with Nature project is of high value, it's important to realize that what I present to you is most often a declaration of the natural. While I have hopes that we can adopt a more natural life for so many reasons, it is important for the natural minded to remember that humans first strayed from nature so as to solve problems with a completely natural lifestyle. 

In this circumstance we look at male circumcision. How can their be any debate as to whether male circumcision is in Accord with Nature or not? There are all sorts of arguments as to why parents or religions might want to brutalize children by removing a piece of their sexual organ, but there is no doubt that we are born the way we are intended to stay. Nature has given us extremely little if not nothing that is anything less than helpful. I am not one to tell people how to live their lives, but this article raises the point for those who do try to run the lives of others (a very fine line here). Why isn't male circumcision considered a human rights abuse? I can say I'm pretty sure it isn't natural, and does seem quite brutal to cut a piece off a child for highly questionable reasons. If you would like to review Male Circumcision's status in Accord with Nature, you may do so here.

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No More Demands Only Decisions | AccordwithNature.com

No More Demands Only Decisions | AccordwithNature.com

While the Onslaught Continues...

"In fact, section 102 of Pompeo’s bill would make any non-GMO claim a violation of federal labeling law – unless the non-GMO claim was approved through a new certification program to be established by the U.S. Department of Agriculture. Under Pompeo’s bill, it could take the USDA at least a year, and more likely years to set up such a certification program. After all, it took ten years to publish the rule implementing the National Organic Program.

In the meantime, food companies would have no way inform consumers that their products didn’t contain GMO ingredients."

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The Bees are Back

Unless you know me personally or perhaps are coming from somewhere I have talked about this before, you may not know, but I have tried keeping bees twice. In 2012 I tried keeping bees for the first time, and they did fine through the year, only to perish in their first winter. I didn't have the heart to clean out the hives and didn't do so until the following year, when I discovered several gallons of honey. It was nice to receive some reward for my work in bee keeping, but more than honey I wanted bees. I wanted to contribute to the cause of bees and raise them. I wanted to grow and split the hives, and progress to dozens of hives. 

The first year I kept bees I never got stung. I checked the bees about once a week, and never really messed with them. Now I don't know how many errors I made, but I'm sure I made some. I can think of some lessons I learned and perhaps mistakes I made, but ultimately I am not so sure their demise was my fault. The fact is I operate my forest farm in Accord with Nature, I don't spray chemicals intending to kill things. I work hard to deter things I don't like, without resorting to genocide. There is a growing sense especially in the bee community that bees require chemical or other intensive action in order to survive. This is naturally offensive to my sensibilities so I neglect applications of oxalates, or thymol in favor of waiting for the right strain of bees who can survive the onslaught of hummanity on the environment. 

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Living in a Tent... Illegal in Michigan?

Living in a Tent... Illegal in Michigan?

AwN | So some people were living in tents with their kids for the summer. And the only reason they were able to retain their kids was that they had the ability to claim status as part of a Native American tribe called the Tlingit. The authorities used the fact that they didn't have readily accessible electromagnets to run gadgets for themselves as proof that these people abused their children. So lets read that again, the fact that these people weren't readily burning coal hundreds of  miles away vicariously and bringing electrons via copper wires to numb their childrens brains with pixels on LCD screens was used against them to try and prove abuse.

The powers are not interested in solutions. I cannot say for sure if this is the whole story, but it isn't surprising. If people were allowed to live apart from the industrialized machine we have created, then more and more people would, and without the ability to incorporate everyone into this system, it is greatly depreciated. By holding people's children hostage it is much easier to enforce the particular American model of the way the universe has to be. Sustainability be damned, get your copper wires.

 

CAMPING is now child abuse? Michigan government seizes kids to punish family for off-grid camping trip

"The federal Indian Child Welfare Act makes it more difficult for state officials to separate Native American families. Michigan has a similar state law," said a report at Off the Grid News.

"If the family had not had the Tlingit link, the case still would be ongoing, with the children still in foster care," the report said, meaning, if not for the Native American status, living in a tent would somehow be illegal in Michigan.

 

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Iowa Reports Worst Case Of Bird Flu So Far In National Outbreak

Iowa Reports Worst Case Of Bird Flu So Far In National Outbreak

 

A.w.N. | If you play Jenga the towers will fall, or in this case the flu will come home to roost in the chicken petri dish called modern farming. Disgusting. Nature will destroy us if we don't wise up, or destroy ourselves first. 

 

Iowa Reports Worst Case Of Bird Flu So Far In National Outbreak

By Tom Polansek / Reuters

CHICAGO, April 20 (Reuters) - Iowa, the top U.S. egg-producing state, found a lethal strain of bird flu in a flock of millions of hens at an egg-laying facility on Monday, the worst case so far in a national outbreak that has now prompted Wisconsin to declare a state of emergency.

The U.S. Department of Agriculture said the Iowa flock numbered 5.3 million birds while the company that operates the farm said it was 3.8 million. It was unclear why there was a discrepancy.

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Blue Marble | Cool Ocean Gif

Original Post from Ole Olson:

We live on a world of water
Keep this precious blue marble clean for our descendants 1,000 years from now

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The Dystopian Lake Filled by the World’s Tech Lust

The Dystopian Lake Filled by the World’s Tech Lust

 

A.w.N. | And you thought your toxic trash disappeared when it went to the curb! Prepare to be appalled! 

 

Hidden in an unknown corner of Inner Mongolia is a toxic, nightmarish lake created by our thirst for smartphones, consumer gadgets and green tech, discovers Tim Maughan.

From where I'm standing, the city-sized Baogang Steel and Rare Earth complex dominates the horizon, its endless cooling towers and chimneys reaching up into grey, washed-out sky. Between it and me, stretching into the distance, lies an artificial lake filled with a black, barely-liquid, toxic sludge.

I’d seen some photos before I left for Inner Mongolia, but nothing prepared me for the sight — The alien environment at Baotou lake Dozens of pipes line the shore, churning out a torrent of thick, black, chemical waste from the refineries that surround the lake. The smell of sulphur and the roar of the pipes invades my senses. It feels like hell on Earth.

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46 Home Remedies that (actually?) Work

 
A.w.N. | Implied in the title is that home remedies don't work? oh well...
 
 
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