Mysterious Chinese Skeletons Found In An Ancient Cemetery In England Could Rewrite Roman History

When children spend time in the pool, they often play a game of Marco Polo. “It” closes their eyes, cries out “Marco”, and tries to hear all the other players answering “Polo” to reveal themselves. With a lunge in the right direction, “It” tags another player and the game continues.

It’s amazing that children still play a game still that’s named after an Italian explorer who lived over 700 years ago. It’s really a testament to the impact Marco Polo had when he revealed the mysteries of China to Europe. It’s also probably a rather cheeky reference to some people’s suspicions that Marco Polo really had no clue where he was going and was simply flailing about.

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But what’s even more remarkable than Marco Polo introducing China to Europe seven centuries ago, is that China might have introduced itself to Europe even longer before that, almost two millennia ago. At least, that’s what a fascinating discovery in a place you’d least expect seems to show…

Analysis of skeletons found in a Roman cemetery in south London (pictured) have revealed that two of the people buried there between the 2nd and 4th centuries AD had Asian ancestry and were possibly from China. It provides new evidence of the links between the empires 
Analysis of skeletons found in a Roman cemetery in south London (pictured) have revealed that two of the people buried there between the 2nd and 4th centuries AD had Asian ancestry and were possibly from China. It provides new evidence of the links between the empires

China and Rome were two powerful, ancient empires separated by more than 5,000 miles of imposing mountain ranges, barren desert and exposed steppe grasslands. Yet a collection of seemingly unremarkable bones discovered in a Roman cemetery in London has provided new insights into the links between the Roman Empire and Imperial China.

Analysis has revealed that two skeletons dating from between the 2nd and 4th Century AD unearthed at the site in the city’s Southwark area may have been Chinese.

The remains were found at a Roman cemetery on Lant Street in Southwark (shown on map), which was once a suburb of the Roman settlement of Londinium
The remains were found at a Roman cemetery on Lant Street in Southwark (shown on map), which was once a suburb of the Roman settlement of Londinium

The findings promise to rewrite the history of the Romans as it suggests these two great empires had far greater connections than previously believed.

While it is known that there was extensive trade between China and ancient Rome along what became known as the Silk Road, the two empires are thought to have viewed each other warily. Accounts from the time suggest the Chinese were curious about the ‘tall and virtuous’ people of Rome, while the Romans found their rivals in the east mysterious but valued their silk cloth.

Despite the trade between the empires, however, only one person of Asian ancestry has ever been found on sites dating back to the Roman Empire – an adult man unearthed at Vagnari in Italy. But now archaeologists excavating an ancient Roman cemetery in modern-day London have uncovered two more individuals of Asian ancestry, buried among the remains of other citizens of ancient Londinium.

The cemetery was for ordinary citizens, which seems to say that these two people were living and working in the city as ordinary citizens, not as visiting diplomats. And they weren’t treated as outsiders because they were buried alongside Roman citizens.

Londinium was the centre of the Roman empire in Britain, but across the river to its south was a small suburban area that would later become Southwark

According to the Times, while experts have not been able to identify their exact origins, it is likely these people had come from China. Writing in the Journal of Archaeological Science, Dr Rebecca Redfern, an archaeologist at the Museum of London, said how they ended up there is a mystery.

She and her colleagues said: ‘The expansion of the Roman Empire across most of western Europe and the Mediterranean, led to the assimilation and movement of many ethnically and geographically diverse communities.

‘Its power and wealth meant that it also had trade connections for raw materials and products, such as silk throughout Europe, Africa and also to the East, including India and China.

‘Many people traveled, often vast distances, for trade or because of their occupation, for example in the military, or their social status, for example if they were enslaved.’

Archaeologists unearthed around 22 skeletons at the site in Lant Street, Southwark (pictured)
Archaeologists unearthed around 22 skeletons at the site in Lant Street, Southwark (pictured)
Researchers examined the morphology of the skulls (pictured) found in the cemetery to work out their ancestry while isotope analysis of the teeth revealed details about their diet and where they grew up
Researchers examined the morphology of the skulls (pictured) found in the cemetery to work out their ancestry while isotope analysis of the teeth revealed details about their diet and where they grew up

At the time when the people are thought to have lived, the Roman Empire was at its peak before it split into two halves. China was in the hands of the Han Dynasty, considered to be the most prolific period of cultural and technological advance in the ancient empire.

Writing in the journal, Dr Redfern said: ‘It may well be that these individuals were themselves or were descended from enslaved people originating from Asia, as there were slave-trade connections between India and China, and India and Rome.’

This discovery also raises the intriguing idea that ancient London was more cosmopolitan, and had many immigrants, much, much longer before anyone imagined. Do you think it’s possible that London was a cultural melting pot that long ago?

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Archaeologist Rebecca Redfern (pictured right) and her colleagues say Londinium may have had a far more flourishing community of immigrants than previously believed. Among the skeletons were those from north Africa, including a young girl (pictured left)

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Uproar In Texas After Restaurant Starts Selling A Vegan Version Of The Barbecue Favorite

Are you a meat-lover? Or a vegan? Either way, you really need to spend a few minutes reading this unbelievable post written by Hannah Al-Othman for the Mail Online. It’s all about the huge uproar in Texas caused by a restaurant that started selling a vegan version of brisket.

Brisket is a barbeque favorite in Texas. And many Texans take this meat dish very seriously. So seriously that many of them are up in arms about a vegan restaurant that has started selling a vegan version of brisket! The Dallas restaurant, V-Eats Modern Vegan, is a vegan eatery that has a vegan version of brisket on its menu.

When the Dallas Observer’s food critic, Beth Rankin, visited the restaurant and gave the vegan brisket a positive review, there was a major outcry by certain meat-loving Texans. They soon took to Twitter to post some very angry comments about vegans and V-Eats Modern Vegan.

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Somebody wrote: ‘Why do vegans gotta ruin everything?’ while the other said: ‘Is nothing sacred anymore!? This is blasphemous!’

Tweeting a link to Rankin’s review, which is entitled: ‘Vegan Brisket? It’s a Thing at This New Dallas Vegan Restaurant, and It’s Pretty Good’, one Twitter user said: ‘No, stop this blasphemy’.

Another posted: Vegan. Brisket. ‘You’ve gone too far this time, Dallas.’ 

A woman also tweeted saying ‘vegan brisket has set my outrage machine to 11’, adding: ‘I will accept the vegan brisket if it’s filed with beef #rigged’.

While another woman posted saying: ‘Vegan brisket is a thing and now I want to die.’

Barbecue fans in Texas have been left outraged after a Dallas eaterie started selling VEGAN brisket (pictured)
Barbecue fans in Texas have been left outraged after a Dallas eaterie started selling VEGAN brisket (pictured)

In response to the comments on Facebook, a man said: ‘Just a reminder to the meat eaters out there: Most of us didn’t stop eating meat, because we thought it tasted bad.

‘We stopped eating it, because we don’t like the idea of killing animals for food.

‘We make alternatives to mimic meat, because we want to eat familiar dishes without having to kill animals.

‘Your arguments aren’t new to us. We hear them all the time.

‘As someone who’s actually made a mock meat from scratch, it’s not much of a mystery as to what’s in our meat. It’s usually pretty basic ingredients.’

And Dallas Vegan Roundup also weighed in, writing: ‘Great news for Dallas! People usually don’t eat these substitutes because they miss meat, it’s more about the familiar flavors and texture.

‘Much of the flavor in BBQ comes from sauce and spices, most of which are already vegan.

‘Dallas is way behind the rest of the country in vegan dining – as usual, we are playing catch-up. But it’s a start!’

Read More: Can you have brisket with NO meat? Uproar in Texas after restaurant starts selling a VEGAN version of the barbecue favorite

101-Year-Old Brings Home Four Gold Medals At The World Masters Games

The week began in a very good way for Man Kaur. She won the gold medal in the 100 metres at the World Masters Games in Auckland, New Zealand. She did this in 1:14. While this may not seem that fast, you should remember that she is 101 years old! Over the week of events she also took the gold in the 200 meters, shot put and javelin!

“I enjoyed it and am very, very happy,” she said. “I’m going to run again: I’m not going to give up. I will participate, there’s no full stop.”

It isn’t even the winning that is so important to Man, it is the feeling that she is able to participate. Her running career started at the age of 93, when son Gurdev Singh suggested that Man join him in running. Since then, there has been no holding her back. Man says that without any health problems, there was no reason at all why she could not start to run with her son.

Training in their hometown of Chandigarh, in India, Man’s routine is to run the 50 meter print 5 fives, interspersed with 100 and 200 meter sprints every other day. If you don’t find her running, you will find her in the gym, working out.

Nutrition plays a very important part of Man’s day, with wheat grass juice and kefir being a part of her everyday diet. This was part of her mother’s strict diet also.

Man says that she was really pleased at winning the medals, even though she was the only participant in the race. She intends to come back and compete at the Master’s Games in Japan in 2020.

“I feel really good winning all four gold medals, and this is not it, I will come back and compete again at the Master Games 2020 in Japan,” Man shared.

Source: Runner’s World

Single Mom Arrested And Kids Were Taken After She Began Homeschooling Them

Kiarre Harris felt that the district was failing her kids in their education, and decided to homeschool them. Kiarre thought that she had done all the right paperwork, and that her kids had been officially un-enrolled from school. The school acknowledged that they had received Kiarre’s intention in writing. Kiarre thought that she had done everything correctly.

“I felt that the district was failing my children,” she said, “and that’s when I made the decision to homeschool.”

“I spoke directly to the homeschool coordinator and she told me from this point on my children were officially un-enrolled from school,” Harris said.

Soon after that Kiarre received a very disturbing call from Child Protection Services asking why her kids were not in school. She offered to show them the official letter from the school.

“I told them that my kids were homeschooled now and that I could furnish the documents if they need to see them,” Harris shared.

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Less than one month later the Police and CPS confronted Kiarre with a court order to take her children away from her and place them in foster care. Not only that, when Kiarre refused to give them up, she was arrested on charges of neglect. Kiarre refused to give up her kids because no court order was shown to her after she asked to see one.

Councilman Ulysees O. Wingo Sr made it known to the Family Court that her children should be returned immediately , adding that it was totally unacceptable for anyone to be arrested for ‘educational neglect’. Someone had messed up very badly, and that person should be made to face the music.

“Someone, somewhere messed up,” Wingo said at a Buffalo Common Council meeting Tuesday afternoon, “and that someone needs to face the music.”

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The councilman made a strong point of saying that a family had been broken up, entirely due to someone’s negligence. Somewhere the correct paperwork had been misplaced and as a result, the family was pulled apart. The school had nor reached out to Kiarre to communicate with her and make sure she was doing things correctly.

“Did anyone from the school reach out to the mother? We don’t know,” he added.

“A family was broken up because of someone’s negligence … somewhere along the line paperwork was not submitted which resulted in trauma for a family in the City of Buffalo,” Wingo said.

For homeschooling to be accepted, the parent must have full custody of the children, which Kiarre claims she had until she was arrested. Individual education plans must also have been submitted, which Kiarre says she did. In a video which she posted on a social media platform, Kiarre says that she submitted the plans. The video clip contains some graphic language.


The case has now been forwarded to the Common Council’s Education Committee who will decide what happens next. Kiarre is hoping to be released very soon and reunited with her kids, where she plans to continue homeschooling them.

Source: The Blaze

Cambridge Student Sets £20 On Fire In Front Of Freezing Homeless Person In Harsh Stunt

A University of Cambridge student was captured on film as he set hire to a £20 note in order to taunt a homeless man. Dressed in an outfit that included tails and a bow tie, the top Tory student tried to light the money on fire in front of the freezing man. A surprised bystander recorded the video and posted it online via social media site Snapchat.

The passerby filming the video alternated between recording the student and the man, as the student attempted to burn the banknote. In the clip, the student said, “Some homeless shelter” just before the filming ended. Reportedly, the incident occurred on February 2nd, sometime in the early morning.

Ronald Coyne was named as the student in the video by the Cambridge University Conservative Association (CUCA). Coyne had been their communications officer, but was asked to step down and leave the group after the release of the video.

Ronald Coyne (pictured) a first-year law student at Pembroke College, was dressed in a bow tie and tails when he taunted a rough sleeper
Ronald Coyne (pictured) a first-year law student at Pembroke College, was dressed in a bow tie and tails when he taunted a rough sleeper

A spokesman for CUCA called the actions of Coyne “disgusting and abhorrent”.

The spokesman also said, “The CUCA committee became aware of serious allegations against Ronald Coyne late last week concerning his private behavior.

“There is no room for people who behave like that in our Association, any other University Association, or frankly our University.

“This disgusting and abhorrent behavior occurred completely independently of CUCA, and did not take place before or after any CUCA event.”

“His resignation was immediately demanded and we determined the appropriate response to be to permanently revoke his membership and bar him from all future events, which we did on Saturday.”

The video shows a homeless man (pictured) standing in Bridge Street in Cambridge city centre clutching what appears to be a sleeping bag
The video shows a homeless man (pictured) standing in Bridge Street in Cambridge city centre clutching what appears to be a sleeping bag
Ronald Coyne, wearing a white bow tie and tails, appears to attempt to burn a £20 note in front of the homeless man
Ronald Coyne, wearing a white bow tie and tails, appears to attempt to burn a £20 note in front of the homeless man

Ken Clarke, the former cabinet minister, has previously been chairman of the CUCA. The group’s Honorary Vice Presidents include Andrew Mitchell, the former chief whip, and Lord Speaker Lord Fowler.

Historian Andrew Roberts, who wrote ‘Napoleon the Great’, is the current Honorary President of CUCA.

Burning a £50 banknote to taunt the homeless is an act that some suspect may be an intuition ritual of the infamous Bullingdon club in Oxford.

A Cambridge University spokesman said: ‘The University is committed to respecting the rights and dignity of all members of our community.

‘We expect our students to treat others with respect, courtesy and consideration at all times, and the University takes allegations of unacceptable behaviour very seriously.

‘We do not comment on individual cases.’

The Cheating ‘SECRET’ To Bigger Fish

If you’re one of those fisherman who loves to exaggerate the size of their catch, then you just can’t miss this ingenious “tiny hands” gadget that lets you exaggerate the size of your catch in photographs!

You’re likely to be hardpressed to find any fisherman who hasn’t ever exaggerated about the size of a fish they’ve caught. We all do it. Which is exactly why so many people refuse to believe fishermen’s tales. But now there’s an outstandingly clever little gadget that can help you exaggerate the size of your catch in photos too!

This amazing little gadget is called Fishyhands and it is a cunning depth-perception tool that uses tiny hands to make the fish look even bigger. So, next time you tell someone how big your catch was, you can use photos taken with Fishyhands to prove just how big the fish was!

Source: Mirror

Is Running The Best Type Of Exercise?

The question is often asked as to what is the best exercise for a person? The answers vary from person to person, depending on who you speak to. One thing is certain – running factors into this equation.

Taken from the Journal of Progress in Cardiovascular Disease, we find that runners live on average three years longer than non runners. Even if you drink, smoke and are overweight, if you run you will reduce the risk of dying early by up to 40{a30e0c09ff70771d4c2559ca452283db427b609927687ae1d17157c286cad949}. An hour of running will therefore increase your life expectancy by seven hours.

While running may not be the fountain of youth, so to speak, it has been shown to be more effective than walking, cycling or swimming. Even 5 – 10 minutes a day running will reduce the risk of heart disease, and early deaths in general. This is a whole lot less than the government recommendations which are about 150 minutes per week of moderate exercise. Most people – it was found – ignore this as they feel that it is too much.

Another point of view- as far as the best exercise goes – is that the exercise you actually do, is the best one! If you hate an exercise, and never do it, it makes no different whether it is good or bad. Running, however, is thought to be the best for a number of reasons.

Running reduces your risk of dying early by between 25{a30e0c09ff70771d4c2559ca452283db427b609927687ae1d17157c286cad949} and 40{a30e0c09ff70771d4c2559ca452283db427b609927687ae1d17157c286cad949}. Photograph: Adam Hester/Getty Images/Blend Images

You can’t cheat at running! You have to do it, you can’t rely on machinery to help you. It is cheap, and it is easy. Simply put on a decent pair of running shoes and head out of the door.

Even jogging counts as ‘moderate exercise’ so even if you are just starting and can’t go much faster, that’s okay, it all counts.

According to Angelique Brellenthin of Iowa State University, it would take 105 minutes of walking to achieve the same benefits as a 25 minute run. Non runners are also twice as likely to die from strokes and sudden heart attacks.

One argument that is often brought up is that people who suffer from knee pain cannot run. It is possible to reduce knee pain by running on soft surfaces, avoiding hills, doing exercises to strengthen the knee muscles, and wearing good quality running shoes. There is no evidence, says Brellenthin, that running increases the risk of osteoarthritis of the knee.

As with any exercise, running should be built up slowly so as not to injure yourself. Do not be tempted to try a marathon before you are ready! Brellenthin goes on to say that you only need 30 – 60 minutes a week to start to see the results, and for it to be beneficial for your body.

Source: The Guardian

Identical Twins Who Suffered From Horrific Cystic Acne Reveal Vegan No-Fat No-Oil Diet Helped Clear Their Skin In Just 3 DAYS

Most teenagers are plagued with acne and are pleased to outgrow this phase. But what happens when you don’t outgrow it? This pair of identical twin sisters revealed how they cured their painful and swollen cystic acne in just a few months simply by changing their diet.

YouTubers Nina and Randa Nelson, 22, were raised eating a vegan diet, and were therefore used to avoiding animal products such as dairy and red meat, which are known to contribute to blemishes and oily skin. Yet, having gone through high school almost completely free from spots and blemishes, at the age of 20 in the spring of 2014, the girls suddenly found themselves struggling with severe and painful breakouts.

Over the ensuing months, the Los Angeles-based pair tried a myriad of different cleansers, topical medications, antibiotics and more as they consulted several dermatologists about their condition. But nothing seemed to work.

Glowing girls: YouTube stars Nina (right) and Randa Nelson (left), both 22, used to suffer from horrific cystic acne, but managed to cure it simply by cutting the fat out of their diets
Glowing girls: YouTube stars Nina (right) and Randa Nelson (left), both 22, used to suffer from horrific cystic acne, but managed to cure it simply by cutting the fat out of their diets

The girls, who are both actresses and singers, were particularly dismayed by the issue as it caused them to lose confidence when it came to performing.

Eventually the girls were told that they had exhausted their options for acne treatment and were told to go on controversial acne drug Accutane, which was formerly known as a ‘wonder cure’ for acne, but has also been known to cause hair loss, cracked lips and has even been linked to serious depression.

“There has to be another alternative. We thought, it has to be something we’re putting into our body. But what is it? We don’t know. We are already vegan, what should we do?”

It was then that the girls’ father encouraged them to look up diet specialist Dr.John McDougall, who previously had helped their mother overcome a debilitating autoimmune disease a few years before – which was, as it happens, the reason the family began following a strict plant-based diet. 

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Big changes: The pair managed to rid themselves of their painful pimples in just six months after suffering terrible breakouts in the spring of 2014
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Starting fresh: The girls tried all forms of topical treatments and face washes in an effort to rid themselves of the spots to no avail, with doctors telling them to go on the controversial acne drug Accutane
Last resort: After both struggling with their complexions, the girls' father recommended they consult the site of Dr. John McDougall, who previously had helped their mother overcome a debilitating autoimmune disease
Last resort: After both struggling with their complexions, the girls’ father recommended they consult the site of Dr. John McDougall, who previously had helped their mother overcome a debilitating autoimmune disease
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Painful: The girls admit in their videos that they were embarrassed about their condition – and avoided showing their bare faces on camera when they were suffering from breakouts.

When they visited the doctor’s website, they saw the claims he made about how acne could, in fact, be eliminated through diet alone. Mainly, he recommended the elimination of foods containing oils and fats of any kind.

Even though the girls followed a strict vegan diet, it was suggested that they omit foods containing any oils and fats. ‘What Dr. McDougall said on his website about acne and excess fats made complete sense to us, so we tried it,’ they explained.

The sisters were stunned to see results within three days with no new breakouts happening then. Over a period of time, their skins cleared beautifully until they were totally clear.

‘Within three days, we had no new breakouts!’ they explain in their video. ‘It was [then] just a matter of healing up the scars.’

The graphic photos here show their amazing progress. 

Switching up: Though the girls were raised vegan, they were still eating foods with natural fats and oils such as soy milk, peanut butter and avocados
Switching up: Though the girls were raised vegan, they were still eating foods with natural fats and oils such as soy milk, peanut butter and avocados.
Making the change: Dr. McDougall's diet recommended cutting out fats and oils of any kind to cure acne
Making the change: Dr. McDougall’s diet recommended cutting out fats and oils of any kind to cure acne
Swift results: Within three days of following the diet, the girls found themselves with no new breakouts. 'We cried of happiness,' they said
Swift results: Within three days of following the diet, the girls found themselves with no new breakouts. ‘We cried of happiness,’ they said
Keeping it clean: Nowadays the girls stick mostly to brown rice and vegetables as well as potatoes and beans, and they also drink smoothies with oats to keep up their weight
Keeping it clean: Nowadays the girls stick mostly to brown rice and vegetables as well as potatoes and beans, and they also drink smoothies with oats to keep up their weight

The girls were so blown away by the results that they ‘cried of happiness’ as the results seemed to hold. They say that their diets now consist of mainly brown rice, vegetables, beans and extra fruit, They now avoid fat and oil of any kind.

Online hit: Nina and Randa now share their skincare tips and tricks with their impressive YouTube following; the pair now boast more than 206,000 subscribers
Online hit: Nina and Randa now share their skincare tips and tricks with their impressive YouTube following; the pair now boast more than 206,000 subscribers

In order to maintain their weight, the girls also eat extra fruit, dried fruit, and regularly drink smoothies mixed with oats.

Fresh foods: The twins produced a video in which they shared sample no-fat menus with their followers, explaining how they ensure their bodies get all the nutrients they need, without breaking their diet
Fresh foods: The twins produced a video in which they shared sample no-fat menus with their followers, explaining how they ensure their bodies get all the nutrients they need, without breaking their diet.
Sweet treats: Nina and Randa still get the chance to enjoy some delicious dishes, including this healthy fruit smoothie, which was made with fresh berries - and no animal products, oil or fat
Sweet treats: Nina and Randa still get the chance to enjoy some delicious dishes, including this healthy fruit smoothie, which was made with fresh berries – and no animal products, oil or fat
Leafy greens: The majority of the girls' meals involve plenty of vegetables, which they mix together to create more interesting flavors
Leafy greens: The majority of the girls’ meals involve plenty of vegetables, which they mix together to create more interesting flavors

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Mother’s Public Service Announcement About Not Making Her Kids Share Should Be Required Reading For All Parents

Do we teach kids to do things without actually realising what we are trying to get across? Here’s a lady who questioned one of the ideals that kids are taught. The idea of sharing. Now, before you get all wound up about it, hear her story, and then decide.

Alanya Kolberg and her son Carson had gone to the park. Carson had taken along some of his favourite action figures and was quite content playing with them, when he was approached by a group of boys who demanded that he share his toys with them. Obviously the lad was a little overwhelmed, and reluctant to give up his toys, so he looked at mom for help.

Mom explained very politely that Carlson did not have to share, in fact, all he had to tell the boys was a simple ‘no’, which he did. This brought all sorts of dirty looks from the other mothers. Alanya decided to post her story, and did. ‘MY CHILD IS NOT REQUIRED TO SHARE WITH YOURS’.

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Again, before you get all worked up, think about that statement. If you were to take your lunch into the park and sit down, ready to eat it. Would a well mannered adult simply come over and grab your lunch and eat it? Are you required to share your lunch with anyone who feels like a bite? The answer is ‘no’.

“So really, while you’re giving me dirty looks, presumably thinking my son and I are rude, whose manners are lacking here? The person reluctant to give his 3 toys away to 6 strangers, or the 6 strangers demanding to be given something that doesn’t belong to them, even when the owner is obviously uncomfortable?”

Why then, asked Alanya, can our children also not just say ‘no’. No explanation is needed, a simple ‘no’ should suffice. While it is important to share, there is also a time when you are not required to share unless you feel that you would like to.

Another example is if you were to go into your favourite coffee shop, and manage to get the window seat with a view. You order your coffee, and sit down to enjoy it. People want your seat simply because they want the view from it. Are you obliged to stand up and sit elsewhere? Alanya says the answer is that you are not obligated to give up your seat.

Alanya feels that while the goal should be to teach children how to function as adults, parents also need to teach them how to set boundaries. Parents are sadly lacking in doing this, she says. There is nothing wrong with saying ‘no’.

There is a huge difference, says Alanya, between the child who refuses to share all the time, and the child who does not want to share because he has not finished playing with his own toys yet. Alanya feels that parents need to stop teaching children to be more self sacrificial that they are.

So the next time your youngster runs back to you and says that the other kid won’t share, consider that we do not live in a world where kids have to give up everything they have because the other kid said so. A simple ‘no’ should mean the end of the confrontation.

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A Vegan Woman Faces 10 Years In Prison For Giving Pigs Water On Hot Day

This unbelievable article is about a kind-hearted vegan who gave a pig some water while it was on route to be slaughtered. Now she faces up to ten years in prison for her good deed!

Anita Krajnc, 48 faces up to ten years in prison for giving water to a thirsty pig heading to the slaughter on a hot summer day.  

Krajnc and a fellow protester tried to give the pigs some water that they clearly needed, when the tractor-trailer carrying them was stopped at a traffic light to the Fearmans Pork processing facility, about 45 miles south-west of Toronto.

A video of the incident shows the driver climbing from the vehicle to confront Krajnc.

“Jesus said, ‘If they are thirsty, give them water,’” she told him.

“You know what? These are not humans, you dumb frickin’ broad,” the  driver angrily responded to her.

The lorry driver threatened to call the police then asked: “What you got in that water?”

When she replied that it was just water, he said: “How do I know?”

The hog farmer Eric Van Boekel, who owned the pigs, filed a police complaint the next day. Krajnc was charged with criminal mischief and originally faced up to ten years in prison.

“It’s an outrage. It’s insane to charge somebody with criminal mischief for doing that,” Krajnc told the Guardian after the pre-trial hearing in November, 2015.

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“Offering water to a thirsty pig is an act of compassion. It is not only a right, but a duty we all share. Causing the pigs to suffer in the first place is what is wrong. I face these criminal charges with dignity, knowing that truth and justice are on my side,” she added.

The pigs’ owner, Van Boekel, said his pigs are treated ethically and in accordance with all standards and regulations. He told the Guardian that he was concerned for both the safety of his product and that of the animal rights protesters, who sometimes crowd near the large transport vehicles when they are stopped in traffic.

“We don’t have a fight with the protesters per se,” he said.

“It’s a free country. Their views – we don’t agree – but they have a right to their opinion as we do ours. If they’d like to protest in a safe and reasonable manner, they’re afforded those rights.”

Krajnc was charged with criminal mischief and originally faced up to ten years in prison. But last December the Crown announced it intended to proceed by summary conviction, which would carry a maximum sentence of six months in jail, a $5,000 fine, or both.

Krajnc’s legal team plan to bring virtual reality headsets to screen footage from inside a factory farm and slaughterhouse, and have lined up a series of expert witnesses to argue the health and environmental merits of veganism.

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