SciBabe Yvette D’entremont appears on The Freedom Report podcast to discuss mandatory vaccination from a pro-science viewpoint. Yvette talks about what’s in vaccines, and whether they’re safe.

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Austin Petersen is the chief executive officer of Stonegait LLC, a for-profit consulting firm specializing in photo and video services. Stonegait also provides social media advice, political campaign expertise and grassroots organizing strategies to candidates for office or to brands looking for more exposure. Petersen is the editor in chief of The Libertarian Republic news magazine, one of the most read political news sites in the United States. He also hosts The Freedom Report podcast, which has 30,000 daily listeners. Petersen is the former Director of Production at FreedomWorks and was an Associate Producer for Judge Andrew Napolitano’s show, “Freedom Watch” on the Fox Business Network. Petersen built Judge Napolitano’s social networks boasting over 600,000 fans and millions of clicks a month. His work has appeared in Getty, Reuters, the LA Times, NBC and Time Magazine. He is also a frequent contributor on television appearing on Russia Today and on dozens of local radio shows. Austin grew up on a farm in the Midwest in a town called Peculiar, Missouri. Graduating from Missouri State University with a degree in the Fine Arts, Petersen moved to New York City after graduation to a pursue a career in media.


  • Many of the folks who aren’t familiar with peaceful parenting would probably like to see real world examples, and parents who have already adopted the ideas would probably love to hear other parents’ ideas and methods for dealing with specific situations.   Let’s add some discussion of practice to the great discussions surrounding theory that are already ongoing.   I think it would be really constructive for a discussion to start like this: My kid is doing X. Do you guys have ideas or solutions for dealing with it?   I’ll get as much use out of this type of conversation as anyone, since my son is 2.5 and my daughter is seven weeks. So I’d love to see some posts!

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  • I currently have a 3 and 1 year old. I have been at ends searching for liberty minded books to read to them. Does anyone have any suggestions. I also teach school ages so please feel free to throw in books for older children.

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  • I agree with Ayn Rand when she said that the difference between Communism and Socialism is that communism is the enslavement of man through weapons, and socialism is the enslavement of man through votes. They both are forms of collectivism. But I have noticed that some members have made a distinction between communism and socialism, and have mentioned the possibility of the existence of socialism without a state. So, can you have socialism without a state? What do you guys think?

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  • Everyone seems to have an opinion when it comes to child behavior and I would really appreciate it if only people who had professional experience working with kids responded. I just started working in a public elementary school at their before school day care. I don’t teach anything. I mainly supervise the kids at the day care, walk them to the cafeteria for breakfast, and then walk them to their classroom. It’s in a nice area in San Francisco. I have one student that is just really bad and violent. Just today, he choked another kid for cutting in front of him in line when we were walking to the cafeteria. Then I heard him threaten to punch another kid “in the face and the eye.” Then he started a fight with another student but the other one grabbed his arms so they were just locked in that position. The kid is only 5 years old! I really didn’t know what to do so I just split them up and let it go. I only work there for two hours a day and everything that happened occurred within 20 minutes. So my question is, what would you do in this situation? Why do you think some kids are so violent? Is there another explanation beyond experiencing violence at home?

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  • An interesting subthread has developed in the “Bookworm Shame” discussion. Apparently a bunch of us are fans of chapter books and YA fiction, from Percy Jackson and Harry Potter to Hunger Games and Shadow Children. My wife and I read all of Harry Potter before our son was born, but most of the other middle-grade and teen books and series I know are from our son’s audiobook (and now increasingly ebook) collection. Some I let him listen to or read on his own. Others I want to share. I’ve sung the praises of Rick Riordan’s series (Percy Jackson, Kane Chronicles) elsewhere at, but I’d be happy to repeat them if anyone is interested. Do you read older-kids books? I know plenty of grownups who do, and they don’t all have children.

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