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Christy's Houseful of Chaos » politics: GMOs and politicians: how do we know what is true or not?

I had a really good facebook conversation yesterday, in a public page about politics. The topic was one GMOs and I was taking a position that would have been inconceivable to me several years ago. I was arguing against mandatory labelling of GMOs.

Someone else made a really good comment saying that the labelling shouldn’t . . . → Read More: Christy’s Houseful of Chaos » politics: GMOs and politicians: how do we know what is true or not?

Christy's Houseful of Chaos » politics: why we need to listen to children’s perceptions of bullying

“Sometimes,” my child said to me, “it is easier to think of the other person as a jerk.” He had been excited about a summer day camp that promised kayaking and archery, but after a day and a half the toll of dealing with bullies was too much. His head was hurting all the time . . . → Read More: Christy’s Houseful of Chaos » politics: why we need to listen to children’s perceptions of bullying

Another Step to Take: Interacting with those we disagree with

What do you do with people you don’t agree with? Do you agree to keep quiet about the topics you disagree on? Do you cut them out of your life? Or keep them in your life but with a mental note not to take seriously any of their opinions? Do you argue incessantly?

These questions . . . → Read More: Another Step to Take: Interacting with those we disagree with

Another Step to Take: vaccines and the selling of fear.

I read an article today about a family in New Zealand where a young boy came down with tetanus. His father is speaking out about their decision not to vaccinate, admitting that it was the wrong decision and hoping to spare others the pain they have had to suffer. The following stuck out to me: . . . → Read More: Another Step to Take: vaccines and the selling of fear.