Lauren Rumpler, known as "Objectivist Girl" on Youtube and Facebook, discussing feminism, objectivist ethics, and anarchism at the Liberty Forum in New Hampshire. Find more of her work at http://objectivistgirl.com/
An important message about the true motivations and history behind American Public Schooling
There is no greater lie than false hope, and hope in politicians is as false as you can get. Political Hope is the ambiguous notion which convolutes and embeds itself in the irrational psyche. It causes a foggy disposition which comes over you like the most mind-altering of drugs. It is Empty promises, empty rhetoric, and a consistently inconsistent message all under the presupposition that the best way to live is to have someone else tell you how to live, what to think, and how to do it, yet it's worse than that, because that "how" is not a suggestion - it's a mandate|
A reading of Argumentation Ethics and Liberty: A Concise Guide
An examination of how children could be protected without the State
Political Labels, whether it be libertarian, republican, feminist, or statist, can destroy any chance of reasonable conversation. Erin Whitting of Thoughts on Liberty and Carlos Morales discuss these points and more on Truth Over Comfort Podcast. truthovercomfort.net
We explore why people should lose faith in faith. The second part of "how faith poisons everything," Carlos Morales and Taryn Harris of Truth Over Comfort Podcast go in depth into the most non-virtuous of all virtues, faith. www.truthovercomfort.net
Faith is a short-term comfort that is antithetical towards reason and evidence. Faith begins the loosening up of self-directed fate, and the shifting of the locus of control by removing your ability to decipher truth from fiction and placing that responsibility unto someone else. It is a belief in an authority rather than an acknowledging of facts - faith is what gets us totalitarian ideas, it's what leads to dictatorial mandates based on the whims of some other authority. Faith is in direct opposition to freedom.
Former Child Protective Services Investigator, Carlos Morales, and father's advocate, Eric Dearman, discuss family court's bias against fathers which leads the deterioration of the family unit and children as a whole. Tell us about your story in the comments section, and check out our website www.truthovercomfort.net and custodysimplified.com
Carlos Morales - CPS Whistleblower, Host of Truth Over Comfrot
A former CPS investigator who has helped reveal the corruption behind Child Protective Services, Carlos Morales hosts the Truth Over Comfort podcast which delves into politics, ethics, and peaceful parenting.
Erik Dearman - Author, Fathers Rights Simplified
After an unexpected and harrowing custody dispute, Erik began Educating other dedicated Fathers on how to overcome judicial system bias, secure their equal parenting rights, and maintain a healthy, connected Father-Child relationship. He is now developing a simplified, step-by-step custody guide book, accompanied by interactive preparation tools, podcast, and a support website. Vistit http://custodysimplified.com for more information.
How I lost 130 pounds by getting off drugs and switching my diet, and the truth about Fat Shaming.
Originally Posted on Mark's Daily Apple:
My story of how I gained and lost 130 pounds is intertwined between psychological drugs and diet. First, I’d like to give a bit of history. I’ve been on different medications for “ADHD”, “Insomnia”, and “Bipolar” disorder since I was 8 years old. I’m now 24, so two-thirds of my life has been neurologically influenced by drugs.
It started when I was 8. I was having issues concentrating at school, and rather than looking at my diet or questioning the educational merits and practices at my public school, a neurological disorder was determined to be the culprit. I was sent to a psychiatrist who – after some “tests” – diagnosed me with Attention Deficit and Hyperactivity Disorder; in order to cure this “diseases”, I was put on Ritalin which is an amphetamine that is similar to another well known drug – cocaine.
When I was on Ritalin, I began to respect and never question authority. Much like a zombie, I just existed without actually living. About 5 years later, at the age of 13, I was put on Adderall – another type of amphetamine. This can cause issues with temper, heart problems, and insomnia.
My emotions began fluctuating more often and going through puberty didn’t help. I got into a few fights and got into more than a few arguments. As a result, I was then sent to another psychiatrist who diagnosed me with Bipolar disorder, at the age of 13. I was then placed on a bipolar drug, known as Depakote, that would begin to truly destroy my individuality.
Depakote, normally prescribed to patients to prevent seizures, causes massive weight gain as well as, in my case, a drop in IQ and ambition. I had always been quite energetic, but this completely wiped me out. In order to compensate for the drop in IQ, my dosage of Adderall was raised. And then, in order to compensate for insomnia due to Adderall, I was put on an anti-schizophrenia drug called Zyprexa that also causes weight gain and severe drowsiness. All this happened within a year.
Then the inevitable happened, and my body crashed. One night, at the age of 14, I collapsed to the ground. I was suffering from atrial fibrillation – i.e. severe irregular heart beat – brought on by the mixture of drugs, the largest culprit being the Adderall. I was sent to the hospital, where an electrical cardioversion – the restoration of the heart rhythm through the use of electrical shock – was used to get my body into working order.
As a result, I was taken off of Adderall and put on a heart medication. Adderall, being a stimulant, was the drug that prevented the weight gain side-effect of the other drugs that I was put on – which I was on due to the side effects of Adderall. On top of this, the heart medication I was given slowed me down even more. By preventing my pulse to get high, the drug didn’t allow me to exert enough energy while exercising, and a lowered my ambition to do anything. So the inevitable happened again, and I began putting on a massive amount of weight. From the ages of 15-18, I went from being 180lbs to 330lbs.
When I got up to 320LBS, I was incredibly unhealthy. I had such severe acid reflux, that I was vomiting twice a day and had chest pains all the time. I couldn’t do a single pushup; I had terrible skin and severe sleep apnea as well. As a result, I switched psychiatrists again. The psychiatrist I saw didn’t deal with insurance companies, normally dealt with the elderly, and wasn’t as keen to giving children drugs. He looked at my drug history and was shocked. He began weeding me off of all my drugs, and gave me a very light mood stabilizer so that my body wouldn’t go into shock. I immediately began losing weight.
At first I simply switched my diet to predominantly whole foods (still consuming grains, though) and started losing 2-3LBS a week. Within a year I lost 80LBS.
My weight loss stopped, so I took an unhealthy approach of almost starve dieting. I was going all out on the elliptical machine for 2 hours a day, while consuming a high carbohydrate low-fat diet. I felt like hell, but I continued to lose weight.
Once I was at 230LBS, my body refused to lose any more weight. Then a friend told me about the Low-Carb Diet and Mark’s Daily Apple, and everything got better after that. I knocked out all grains, table sugar, processed food, and the majority of post-agricultural food. I began eating a lot of fatty meat, which I had always been told to not eat, and plenty of fruits and veggies. Though I do not have the budget to only eat grass-fed beef, pastured raised chickens, and organic veggies – college students do not make much money – I still do the best I can to live the Primal life. After I implemented these changes the weight began shedding quickly, I was able to get off my heart medication, my skin cleared up, my joints stopped hurting, and my acid reflux issue diminished significantly. I recently cut out dairy (except for whey protein) and lost even more weight and my psoriasis and acne – which I have had issues with my whole life – went away.
I’m now at 200LBS and feel amazing – I can do one armed pushups and pull-ups and run a half-marathon without the need or want for neolithic junk. The majority of my health issues are gone and the Primal Blueprint diet, along with other positive life changes, has helped my concentration and depression tremendously.
External Links relating to Podcast episode:
Vegetarian Diet Kills Animals Too
Top 8 Most Common Reactions to Your Grain-Free Diet (and How to Respond)
Fit Mom’ and ‘Curvy Girl’ Clash on CNN Over ‘Fat Shaming’ and Anti-Obesity ‘Hate Speech’
The Vegetarian Myth
Negative impact of 4 common food toxins: wheat, industrial seed oil, fructose and processed soy.
This is "Thin Privilege"
Nathaniel Branden | What Self-Esteem Is and Is Not
Wes Bertrand | The Importance of Self Esteem
Why embracing truth over comfort is absolutely necessary for human beings to prosper, and how "lifeboat scenarios" are used to manipulate the masses into believing that morality is relative and not universal. Show notes: "Truth Over Comfort" podcast use to be known as "The Renegade Variety Hour." The show has been retitled to better reflect the nature of the show, and the views on it. If you have any comments or questions, leave them on this page. As always, we are promoting the blue ridge liberty project. Learn more at http://www.blueridgelibertyproject.com/
How to reach your true potential by embracing your true self.
Wes Bertrand of Complete Liberty Podcast discussing the importance of self esteem.
Objectivist David Kelley discusses objectivism vs. anarchism, the genius of Ayn Rand, and feminism's Marxist ties on The Renegade Variety Hour. The interview was taped at the Students for Liberty Conference in North Carolina.
What follows is an interview that I did on the National Safe Child Show regarding the corrupt incentives of child protective services. The interview was great, there were plenty of callers, and a number of issues were touched upon.
In order to understand the true origins of war, you must look to the childhood of those in the most barbaric nations
When one tries to categorize the father's role in a child’s life as less important than a mother's, they are belittling the family structure, denying the evidence, harming the well-being of the child, and allowing a justification for the removal of the father . The family is a unit, and is much weaker when you remove a key to it - do not allow the media, family courts, and government convince you otherwise, father’s are just as important as mothers. In this podcast I present the evidence that a single-parent home is more likely to lead to a child going to jail, become addicted to drugs, lack empathy, and is absolutely destructive to a child.
In order to live genuinely we must look to the origins of why we lie. In this short and personal episode, I discuss the destructive nature of lying, and how that relates to many of our terrible relationships and life choices.
In order for us to acknowledge the truth about child abuse, we must begin with understanding the language used to justify it. This is the truth about spanking
www.skeptoid.com What follows is an interview with Sketpoid host, Brian Dunning, that was recorded two weeks ago.