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US man finds lost mother in Amazon tribe (strangest story of the year!)
Ny Post ^ | May 24, 2014 | Maureen Czllahan

Posted on 05/26/2014 3:02:05 PM PDT by Innovative

“I didn’t want my friends to know that my mom’s a naked jungle woman eating tarantulas,” he says today.

David’s mother, Yarima, is a member of the Yanomami tribe of Venezuela.

In 1978, he (David's Father) was offered Yarima, who was then about 9 to 12. Good was 36. He saw no real problem.

After David was born, Kenneth attempted to settle Yarima into modern American domesticity.

In 1991, The whole family would return to the Amazon for a documentary. While there, Yarima told Kenneth she would not be going back to America.

(Excerpt) Read more at nypost.com ...


TOPICS: Society; Weird Stuff
KEYWORDS: amazonjungle; anthropologist; ivorytower; jungletribe; venezuela; weird
It's the weirdest story I read in a long time, a few excerpts can't do it justice.

Recommend reading the entire article and feel free to comment about Kenneth, David's Father... (or anything else in the article)

Be sure to go to the article and at least look at the pictures. (not to worry, not a weird site, it's the NY Post)

1 posted on 05/26/2014 3:02:05 PM PDT by Innovative
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To: Innovative
“I didn’t want my friends to know that my mom’s a naked jungle woman eating tarantulas,” he says today.

Don't we all go through that awkward phase in life?

2 posted on 05/26/2014 3:05:15 PM PDT by JennysCool (My hypocrisy goes only so far)
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To: Innovative

I swear to G*d this sounds like one of those whacko stories you hear while half asleep on that midnight UFO/Yeti/Black helicopter radio show.

Just wow..!


3 posted on 05/26/2014 3:05:42 PM PDT by gaijin
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To: Innovative

If Obama had a mama


4 posted on 05/26/2014 3:12:14 PM PDT by .45 Long Colt
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To: Innovative

“1, 2, MANY, many, many, many…”

Oh, man, that is HILARIOUS…!

How many EONS could that culture go without sending a rocket into space..?

“How much fuel for load into the booster, sir..?”

“VERY many…?”


5 posted on 05/26/2014 3:15:34 PM PDT by gaijin
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To: Innovative

It sounds like Kenneth still doesn’t understand anything.


6 posted on 05/26/2014 3:17:05 PM PDT by Anitius Severinus Boethius (www.wilsonharpbooks.com - Eclipse, the sequel to Bright Horizons is out! Get it now!)
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To: Innovative

I think I’d rather live in the Amazon jungle than Philadelphia too.


7 posted on 05/26/2014 3:17:27 PM PDT by TigersEye ("No man left behind" is more than an Army Ranger credo it's the character of America.)
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To: Innovative

The father comes off as dreadful, but that article, which I guess is an excerpt from a book, was a little choppy.


8 posted on 05/26/2014 3:17:55 PM PDT by jocon307
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To: Innovative

There was a 15 minute segment about this on CBS Sunday Morning about 3 or 4 weeks ago.


9 posted on 05/26/2014 3:20:50 PM PDT by rotstan
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To: Innovative

Thank you for posting. I remember watching the documentary about this couple years ago. I remember the Mother went back to the jungle and at the time the documentary just ended there. I always wondered what happened to her, now I know.


10 posted on 05/26/2014 3:22:32 PM PDT by BBell (The Blue Dog is Stupid)
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To: Innovative

The father is a self absorbed jerk—and would be the same thing in any culture.


11 posted on 05/26/2014 3:24:09 PM PDT by exit82 ("The Taliban is on the inside of the building" E. Nordstrom 10-10-12)
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To: Innovative
Recommend reading the entire article and feel free to comment about Kenneth, David's Father

I read the entire article and he sounds like a self-absorbed as*hole.

12 posted on 05/26/2014 3:28:58 PM PDT by KevinB ("If it weren't for double standards Democrats would have no standards at all" - Chris Plante)
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To: TigersEye

When civilization as we know it finally pukes its guts out, a lot of folks will wish they were in the jungle with that tribe.


13 posted on 05/26/2014 3:29:05 PM PDT by meatloaf (Impeach Obama. That's my New Year's resolution.)
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To: Innovative


You can see people like this in Seattle, Denver, Spokane, ... you name it ... right in the USA
14 posted on 05/26/2014 3:32:54 PM PDT by meadsjn
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To: exit82
The father is a self absorbed jerk

I posted before reading your post. Great minds think alike.

15 posted on 05/26/2014 3:35:55 PM PDT by KevinB ("If it weren't for double standards Democrats would have no standards at all" - Chris Plante)
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To: Innovative
In 1978, he (David's Father) was offered Yarima, who was then about 9 to 12. Good was 36. He saw no real problem.

Guess he was Muslim when Muslim wasn't cool?

16 posted on 05/26/2014 3:38:09 PM PDT by workerbee (The President of the United States is DOMESTIC ENEMY #1!)
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To: exit82

A self absorbed jerk who “raped” a 12 year old girl.


17 posted on 05/26/2014 3:44:32 PM PDT by Sacajaweau
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To: KevinB

Saw that Kev.

The son seems to have more humanity than the Dad.


18 posted on 05/26/2014 3:45:24 PM PDT by exit82 ("The Taliban is on the inside of the building" E. Nordstrom 10-10-12)
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To: Sacajaweau

S, he rationalized it by saying he could not criticize their culture. When in Rome, etc.

He fooled himself thinking she was 13-that made it more acceptable. He was 36.


19 posted on 05/26/2014 3:46:35 PM PDT by exit82 ("The Taliban is on the inside of the building" E. Nordstrom 10-10-12)
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To: Sacajaweau; exit82
... he could not criticize their culture.

Sounds like Gaugin with his pre-teen concubine in Tahiti.

20 posted on 05/26/2014 3:48:51 PM PDT by Tax-chick (You say I'm insane ... I say you're afraid.)
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To: Innovative

The headline is misleading. She wasn’t lost: they knew where she was all along.


21 posted on 05/26/2014 3:49:38 PM PDT by Tax-chick (You say I'm insane ... I say you're afraid.)
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To: Tax-chick

T-C, had to look that one up.

Mon Deiu!


22 posted on 05/26/2014 3:54:10 PM PDT by exit82 ("The Taliban is on the inside of the building" E. Nordstrom 10-10-12)
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To: exit82

Oui.

My library had a facsimile printing of Gaugin’s journal/sketchbook. He used almost the same words as Kenneth in this article, about their “cultural age,” a 12-year-old in Tahiti is as mature as a 20-year-old in France, and all that.

It was a little less hypocritical at that time, I guess, since marriage for girls in their mid-teens wasn’t out of the ordinary in France.


23 posted on 05/26/2014 3:59:28 PM PDT by Tax-chick (You say I'm insane ... I say you're afraid.)
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To: Innovative

Interesting. I remember reading about this couple long ago, probably back in the 1980s. So this is how it turned out.


24 posted on 05/26/2014 4:07:15 PM PDT by Lee N. Field ("And if you are Christ's, then you are Abraham's offspring, heirs according to promise" Gal 3:29)
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To: Innovative
People seem to be grossed out over eating tarantulas, but how is that so different than other foods we eat.

Actually, just about anything can be eaten if it is deep-fried.


25 posted on 05/26/2014 4:15:10 PM PDT by SamAdams76
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To: Tax-chick

Gauguin.


26 posted on 05/26/2014 4:15:16 PM PDT by Misterioso (God... a being whose only definition is that he is beyond man's power to conceive. -- Ayn Rand)
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To: exit82

Ya, that’s insane.


27 posted on 05/26/2014 4:20:48 PM PDT by Bulwyf
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To: Innovative
"“I didn’t want my friends to know that my mom’s a naked jungle woman eating tarantulas,” he says today. "

Take heart kid! At least she's not a democrat.

28 posted on 05/26/2014 4:36:32 PM PDT by MV=PY (The Magic Question: Who's paying for it?)
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To: Innovative

This is a natural for the Maury Povich TV show, based on the adverts I’ve seen..


29 posted on 05/26/2014 4:43:27 PM PDT by Oatka (This is America. Assimilate or evaporate.)
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To: MV=PY

“At least she’s not a democrat.”

Ugh! Now THAT’S gross....


30 posted on 05/26/2014 4:49:31 PM PDT by Jack Hammer
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To: meadsjn

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31 posted on 05/26/2014 4:52:51 PM PDT by BenLurkin (This is not a statement of fact. It is either opinion or satire; or both.)
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To: Misterioso

Right. I knew something was missing.


32 posted on 05/26/2014 5:08:15 PM PDT by Tax-chick (You say I'm insane ... I say you're afraid.)
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To: Innovative

This poor guy. His father is a sociopath. No wonder he is so confused. What a nightmare for everybody. The suffering caused by one narcissist—!


33 posted on 05/26/2014 5:21:31 PM PDT by ottbmare (the OTTB mare, now a proud Marine Mom)
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To: ottbmare

my thoughts exactly!


34 posted on 05/26/2014 5:58:23 PM PDT by GOP Poet
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To: meadsjn

Those are their cultural beliefs. People in first world countries ruin their bodies because it’s the cool thing to do.


35 posted on 05/26/2014 6:03:43 PM PDT by wastedyears (I'm a pessimist, I say plenty of negative things. Consider it a warning of sorts.)
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To: Innovative

Unbelievable! I am always amazed to see the total disregard parents can have for the well-bing of their children. I’ll give the female a pass over the male here, based on her horrible culture. What was Kenneth thinking in having children with this woman?

The woman was gang-raped by 20 or 30 men in the tribe because they figured her husband would not be back to protect her? Nice set of standards there. Gee, I can see why her son would want to belong to such a charming group.


36 posted on 05/26/2014 6:10:09 PM PDT by Bigg Red (1 Pt 1: As he who called you is holy, be holy yourselves in every aspect of your conduct.)
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To: Bigg Red

well-bing = well-being


37 posted on 05/26/2014 6:15:18 PM PDT by Bigg Red (1 Pt 1: As he who called you is holy, be holy yourselves in every aspect of your conduct.)
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To: Innovative

Ping.


38 posted on 05/26/2014 10:34:56 PM PDT by Jonty30 (What Islam and secularism have in common is that they are both death cults)
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