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[PODCAST] #489: Empath-thon (Conclusion) – You Don’t Have To Cuck.

Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadBrian Sovryn and Stephanie Murphy welcome Brett to their studio for the final chapter in this series of our frequently requested long-form discussions (-THON). This time, we attempted to have a constructive and compassionate conversation (EMPATH-) about many of the issues I explored in the SPEED AND POLITICS series, even though we have many opposing political, philosophical and cultural views. In the end, it worked out. Today we continue our reflections on the series, talk about recent events and answer some listener questions. Bumper Music: "Street Fighting Man" Motley Crue "Street Fighting Man" John Mellencamp Look Closer: Sex and Science Hour - https://sexandsciencehour.com Sovryn Tech Podcast - https://soundcloud.com/sovryntech Brian's Site: ZOG.ninja - https://zog.ninja Please ...

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[PODCAST] #486: Empath-thon (Session Four) – Reflections

Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadBrian Sovryn and Stephanie Murphy return to the School Sucks studio for another one of our frequently requested long-form discussions (-THON). This time, we attempt to have a constructive and compassionate conversation (EMPATH-) about many of the issues I explored in the SPEED AND POLITICS series, even though we have many opposing political, philosophical and cultural views. DISCUSSION: - The liberty movement has changed - picking sides - social media vs. real life - the allure of conflict - Brett vs. SJWs on Facebook - privilege revisited - Brian vs. Tom Woods: reaching out to the left - porn problems - the nuclear family and marriage - luxuries of western civilization? Look Closer: Sex ...

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[PODCAST] #471: Empath-thon (Multiple Sessions) – Culture Clash and Cultural Appropriation

Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadBrian Sovryn and Stephanie Murphy return to the School Sucks studio for another one of our frequently requested long-form discussions (-THON). This time, we attempt to have a constructive and compassionate conversation (EMPATH-) about many of the issues I've explored in the SPEED AND POLITICS series, even though we have many opposing political, philosophical and cultural views. DISCUSSION: Trigger Warning. These videos are discussed: Look Closer: Sex and Science Hour - https://sexandsciencehour.com Sovryn Tech Podcast - https://soundcloud.com/sovryntech Brian's Site: ZOG.ninja - https://zog.ninja Please Support School Sucks Our Amazon Wish List Donate With Bitcoin Or Join the A/V Club Support Us On Patreon Shop With Us At Amazon Your continued support keeps the show going ...

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[PODCAST] #470: Empath-thon (Session 3, Part 1) – Cultural Marxism, Horseshoe Theory and Listener Feedback

Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadBrian Sovryn and Stephanie Murphy return to the School Sucks studio for another one of our frequently requested long-form discussions(-THON). This time, we attempt to have a constructive and compassionate conversation (EMPATH-) about many of the issues I've explored in the SPEED AND POLITICS series, even though we have many opposing political, philosophical and cultural views. DISCUSSION: - why is "cultural Marxism" a throwaway term? - what does the term mean to Brett - Freedom vs. Tyranny - Individualism vs. collectivism - Horseshoe political spectrum Look Closer: Sex and Science Hour - https://sexandsciencehour.com Sovryn Tech Podcast - https://soundcloud.com/sovryntech Brian's Site: ZOG.ninja - https://zog.ninja Stephanie's Audio book Titles - http://www.smvoice.info/audiobooks/ Related Shows and Series: SPEED ...

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[PODCAST] #467: Empath-thon (Session 1, Part 2) – Remember the 90s?

Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadBrian Sovryn and Stephanie Murphy return to the School Sucks studio for another one of our frequently requested long-form discussions(-THON). This time, we attempt to have a constructive and compassionate conversation (EMPATH-) about many of the issues I've explored in the SPEED AND POLITICS series, even though we have many opposing political, philosophical and cultural views. INTRODUCTION: A 55-minute commentary on entertainment media, political correctness and identity politics in the 1990s. This segment does not reflect the opinions of the guests. DISCUSSION: The liberal vs. conservative mind - PC/anti-PC seeds planted in the 1990s - the Satanic panic - the psychological benefits of identity associations - the threat of changing culture - "privilege" and ...

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[PODCAST] #466: Empath-thon (Session 1, Part 1) – Different Lenses

Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadBrian Sovryn and Stephanie Murphy return to the School Sucks studio for another one of our frequently requested long-form discussions (-THON). This time, we attempt to have a constructive and compassionate conversation (EMPATH-) about many of the issues I've explored in the SPEED AND POLITICS series, even though we have many opposing political, philosophical and cultural views. DISCUSSION: -Is it really easier to reason with people on the right? - A brief gender pronouns derailment - Is PC really a threat? - "virtue signaling at the point of a gun" - social psychology and tribalism - the hammer of the law - approaches to activism - the impact of US foreign policy - Jonathan ...

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University of Toronto Rally For Free Speech

[PODCAST] #464: SPEED AND POLITICS (Interlude – “A Discussion Is Beginning” – The Opportunity At University of Toronto)

Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadToday's podcast is an expansion of the previous episode. It features an interview with Geoffrey "Biffo" Liew. He is a University of Toronto student, the organizer of the now infamous University of Toronto Rally For Free Speech, and a longtime listener to the School Sucks Podcast. Some footage from The University of Toronto Rally For Free Speech: The "pronouns" debate: My Questions For Geoffrey "Biffo" Liew: - Who you are and what you're studying at U of T? - what has the campus climate been like for the last 2 months, how pervasive through U of T is this conflict we're all watching online? - How have you tried to connect with Social Justice ...

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[PODCAST] #449: Sex-Ed (Part 2) – Widening the Space

Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadWhy are sex and gender issues so volatile? Who bares responsibility for making them that way? This is an examination of modern feminism, men's rights advocacy, and "gender fluidity" - the history, the science, and the philosophical foundations (or lack thereof) Throughout 2016, our friend Julia Tourianski has been immersed in brain scans, controlled studies, evolutionary psychology, and anthropology. She recently produced a video called 50 REAL Differences Between Men & Women where she discusses her findings. We are now connecting this topic to the challenges students face in government school - including supposed achievement gaps, zero tolerance, at-risk students, leftist indoctrination, the "insult of equality," socialization, higher education opportunities and pseudo-scientific majors like ...

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[UNEDITED] #449: Sex-Ed (Part 2) – Widening the Space

Why are sex and gender issues so volatile? Who bares responsibility for making them that way? This is an examination of modern feminism, men's rights advocacy, and "gender fluidity" - the history, the science, and the philosophical foundations (or lack thereof) Throughout 2016, our friend Julia Tourianski has been immersed in brain scans, controlled studies, evolutionary psychology, and anthropology. She recently produced a video called 50 REAL Differences Between Men & Women where she discusses her findings. We are now connecting this topic to the challenges students face in government school - including supposed achievement gaps, zero tolerance, at-risk students, leftist indoctrination, the "insult of equality," socialization, higher education opportunities and pseudo-scientific majors like Gender Studies. If the player does ...

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[PODCAST] #440: Talking To Lefties About Why School Sucks (Five Considerations)

Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadThis is an edited version of my recent appearance on Liberty Under Attack Radio, with Shane Radliff. In this conversation we address considerations for constructively communicating the problems with public schooling to its supporters and even its employees. This includes: -knowledge of the needs, beliefs, concerns of audience -confidence in your evidence and conviction in your arguments -clarity in definition, education vs schooling -regular access to the people -and they have to be willing to audit their beliefs From Liberty Under Attack: On this broadcast of Liberty Under Attack Radio, we hosted the 22nd edition of the direct action series. We covered three items off of The Freedom Umbrella of Direct Action; namely, strategic ...

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[VIDEO] Brett On Liberty Under Attack Radio

On this broadcast of Liberty Under Attack Radio, we hosted the 22nd edition of the direct action series. We covered three items off of The Freedom Umbrella of Direct Action; namely, strategic withdrawal, myth busting, and debunking fallacies. In the first three segments, we were joined by Brett Veinotte from the School Sucks Podcast to discuss government indoctrination, more commonly known as public schooling. We started our discussion by digging into the root problems of the institution and the sheer lunacy found within. In the second segment, we dug into Brett’s background, the Prussian model of schooling adopted by the United States, and more. In the third segment, Brett provided the basic criteria for communicating the dangers of public schooling ...

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[PODCAST] #381: The School Newspaper and Information Control (with Laurette Lynn)

Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadLaurette Lynn returns for a follow-up to our previous discussion about how parents and educators can improve communication and connection with young people. Covered: -Transforming a meaningless school environment into a meaningful educational one -Choosing cooperation over obedience -Choosing self-responsibility over surrender -The needs of the masters? -The need for visibility -"good" school children are to behave like good animals on a farm -The "training wheels phase" of new communication -Why information is occulted Look Closer: "Different Light" Steve Winwood "Kill Your Heroes" AWOLNATION Look Closer: LauretteLynn.com - http://www.LauretteLynn.com Laurette Lynn on School Sucks: Archives - http://schoolsucksproject.com/tag/laurette-lynn/ Please Support School Sucks Our Amazon Wish List Donate With Bitcoin Or Join the A/V Club Your ...

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[PODCAST] #380: Visible Children (with Laurette Lynn)

Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadLaurette Lynn returns for a discussion about how parents and educators can improve communication and connection with young people. From LauretteLynn.com: With an emphasis on communicating with youth, and infused with critical reasoning, we talk about perfecting parenting. We make a distinction between education and schooling and the ways in which destructive communication can negatively impact personal growth. And we discuss why we project our esteem issues onto our children. This truly is an intelligent, lively and great conversation. It is long, so take it with you and listen in segments, but I promise you, it’s worth every second! How do teens respond to condescension? How do young children respond to praise? Should we ...

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[PODCAST] #338: Scientific Consensus vs. Dissent (Part 3) – Disciplined Minds

Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadPart three in our series examining the concept of scientific consensus and contrasting it with the voices of dissenters who find value in minority scientific opinions, theories and conclusions. It will also ask the question: is there any way to bridge the gap? Darrell Becker will be co-hosting all episodes in this series. Introduction: Some selections from The Ultimate History Lesson: A Weekend with John Taylor Gatto Discussion: Darrell and I discuss Disciplined Minds : A Critical Look at Salaried Professionals and the Soul-Battering System That Shapes Their Lives. See Brett's notes here. Background: "My thesis is that the criteria by which individuals are deemed qualified or unqualified to become professionals involve not just ...

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[PODCAST] #336: Scientific Consensus vs. Dissent (Part 2) – Are We Even Having A Discussion?

Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadThis show continues a series that will examine the concept of scientific consensus and contrast it with voices of the dissenters who find value in minority scientific opinions, theories and conclusions. Today we ask the question: is there any way to bridge the gap? Darrell Becker will be co-hosting all episodes in this series. Monologue: -Brett discusses how little he knows about the vaccine debate for 30 minutes Discussion: What is the Political Debate Contract? And how does it relate to this flowchart?

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Podcast #290: The Hazards of Disconnection – Two Conversations and An Article (With Darrell Becker, Mark Edge and Ian Freeman)

Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadA very long, winding, rather personal, lightly edited show addressing the dangers of social isolation and interpersonal disconnection. It expands into other topics from there. Outline: Opening Monologue (START-0:06:59) Free Talk Live warm-up discussion on isolation (0:07:00-0:33:30) Reading/discussing the articleHow Extreme Isolation Warps the Mind (0:33:30-1:09:45) Further discussion With Darrell Becker (1:09:45-END) Discussion: -Calm through context -Isolation diminishes our standards for connection -Positive and negative experiences with psychedelics -Asocial vs. antisocial -From cynicism to social isolation -How romantic relationships can take us away from ourselves -Darrell investigates the Free Keene conflict and attempts to connect -Gratitude -Using logical and emotional tools -When people become abstractions -The island of the individual -Illusions of balance in ...

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Video: Libertarian Communication Challenges

(A/V CLUB) Carlos Morales of Truth Over Comfort Podcast discusses his recent article, Who the Fuck Are Free Keeners? This leads into a discussion about paths to liberty, activism, public relations, avoiding labels and communication. Full article: http://www.truthovercomfort.net/blog/2014/4/14/who-the-fck-are-free-keeners Carlos Morales: http://www.truthovercomfort.net/

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Podcast #253: The Trivium Method Applied – Voluntary Communication (Part 4 of 4, Advanced Strategies and Review)

Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadPart Four: Advanced Strategies and Review What are the results of knowing and using the skills of the Trivium Method of critical thinking in conjunction with the skills of using Voluntary Communication, also known as Non-Violent Communication (or NVC)? This show concludes a series about Merging the Trivium Method with Voluntary Communication or NVC, and developing strategies for better interpersonal connections. Darrell Becker will be co-hosting all episodes in this series. Discussed Today: (Darrell's Notes) Statements and Phrases to Help Generate Connection Here's a strategy for designing greater empathetic and intellectual effectiveness (as defined above) in one's own life: Internal Intellectual Equilibrium & Internal Empathetic Equilibrium is desired, designed, engineered and created. “Splinters of ...

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Podcast #252: The Trivium Method Applied – Voluntary Communication (Part 3 of 4, Helpful Metaphors and Methods)

Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadPart Three: Helpful Metaphors and Methods What are the results of knowing and using the skills of the Trivium Method of critical thinking in conjunction with the skills of using Voluntary Communication, also known as Non-Violent Communication (or NVC)? This show continues a series about Merging the Trivium Method with Voluntary Communication, and developing strategies for better interpersonal connections. Darrell Becker will be co-hosting all episodes in this series. Discussed Today: (Darrell's Notes) Relevant Metaphors: 1. Splinters in the Mind: Mental Splinters are composed of the dependence and exclusive use of the informal logical fallacies as methods of making important decisions. Emotional Splinters are composed of emotional “wounds” or emotions that indicate values and ...

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Podcast #248: The Trivium Method Applied – Voluntary Communication (Part 2 of 4, Process)

Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadPart Two: Process What are the results of knowing and using the skills of the Trivium Method of critical thinking in conjunction with the skills of using Voluntary Communication, also known as Non-Violent Communication (or NVC)? This show continues a series about Merging the Trivium Method with Voluntary Communication, and developing strategies for better interpersonal connections. Darrell Becker will be co-hosting all episodes in this series. Discussed Today: -The who, what, where and when of NVC -One of the whys - anxiety reduction -how the NVC process connects to the Trivium method -Observation, discussed in detail -Feelings, discussed in detail -Needs, Motivating Factors, discussed in detail -Requests, discussed in detail -"The worst sentence in ...

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Podcast #247: The Trivium Method Applied – Voluntary Communication (Part 1 of 4, Purpose and Definitions)

Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadPart One: Purposes and Definitions What are the results of knowing and using the skills of the Trivium Method of critical thinking in conjunction with the skills of using Voluntary Communication, also known as Non-Violent Communication (or NVC)? This show begins a series about Merging the Trivium Method with Voluntary Communication, and developing strategies for better interpersonal connections. Darrell Becker will be co-hosting all episodes in this series. Darrell's Purposes For This Pursuit 1. The first purpose was so that an individual may possess an explicit (meaning explainable to one's self and others in a simple and straightforward way) method to find and gently remove one's own sources of “cognitive dissonance”, which were labeled ...

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219 (Live Show): Reaching Out To A Mentally Ill Childhood Friend

Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadOr at least the story of how I tried... Topics: -How would mental illness be addressed in a voluntary society? -How is it being addressed today? -Condominium collectivism and authoritarianism -SSRIs and depression -positive social media campaigns -FBI terror setups This is an edited version the 4-4-13 live show. School Sucks is live on UStream Thursdays at 6:30pm EST. Co-Hosts: Cory Look Closer: The Appeal To Authority (Defined) http://yourlogicalfallacyis.com/appeal-to-authority Terrorist Plots, Hatched by the F.B.I. - http://www.nytimes.com/2012/04/29/opinion/sunday/terrorist-plots-helped-along-by-the-fbi.html?pagewanted=all&_r=0 Rich Paul is facing 81 years rather than become an FBI informant - http://www.examiner.com/article/rich-paul-is-facing-81-years-rather-than-become-an-fbi-informant

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213: Do I Have Aspergers Syndrome?

Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadPicture: Did George Orwell have it too? Recorded live 4-25-13 with Osborne and Tony (the School Sucks Project webmaster). Topic: Our discussion grows out of an Aspergers questionnaire we all took before the show. Tony and I both scored in the Aspergers range and Osborne came in just below it. We spend the show going through the questions and evaluating our related patterns of behaviors and thoughts. Bumper Music: "Uptown Anthem (Instrumental)" Naughty By Nature "Airplane" Widespread Panic "Lonestar" Norah Jones Look Closer: Is Asperger's Overdiagnosed? - http://www.psychologytoday.com/blog/aspergers-diary/201202/is-aspergers-overdiagnosed Aspergers and SSRIs? - http://www.wrongplanet.net/postt121964.html Asperger’s History of Overdiagnosis - http://www.nytimes.com/2012/02/01/opinion/aspergers-history-of-over-diagnosis.html?scp=1&sq=asperger&st=cse Felder and Silverman's Index of Learning Styles - http://www.mindtools.com/mnemlsty.html The Nature of Educational Systems and ...

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Full Video – 213: Do I Have Aspergers Syndrome?

Recorded live 4-25-13 with Osborne and Tony (the School Sucks Project webmaster). Topic: Our discussion grows out of an Aspergers questionnaire we all took before the show. Tony and I both scored in the Aspergers range and Osborne came in just below it. We spend the show going through the questions and evaluating our related patterns of behaviors and thoughts. Bumper Music: "Uptown Anthem (Instrumental)" Naughty By Nature "Airplane" Widespread Panic "Lonestar" Norah Jones Look Closer: Is Asperger's Overdiagnosed? - http://www.psychologytoday.com/blog/aspergers-diary/201202/is-aspergers-overdiagnosed Aspergers and SSRIs? - http://www.wrongplanet.net/postt121964.html Asperger’s History of Overdiagnosis - http://www.nytimes.com/2012/02/01/opinion/aspergers-history-of-over-diagnosis.html?scp=1&sq=asperger&st=cse Felder and Silverman's Index of Learning Styles - http://www.mindtools.com/mnemlsty.html The Nature of Educational Systems and Their Psychological Effects on the Learner, by Wes Bertrand, 2000 - http://logicallearning.net/learnerdrivened.html Self-regulated ...

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143: Logic Saves Lives Part 1 – Foundation, Attitudes and Values

Podcast: Play in new window | Downloadb>"Logic is man’s method of reaching conclusions objectively by deriving them without contradiction from the facts of reality—ultimately, from the evidence provided by man’s senses. If men reject logic, then the tie between their mental processes and reality is severed; all cognitive standards are repudiated, and anything goes; any contradiction, on any subject, may be endorsed (and simultaneously rejected) by anyone, as and when he feels like it." -Any Rand “Nazism and Subjectivism,” The Objectivist, Feb. 1971 Topic: Wes Bertrand joins me to discuss the foundational concepts in the science of logic. We use the work of Leonard Peikoff (Objectivism: The Philosphy of Ayn Rand and An Introduction to Objectivist Epistemology) as our guide. ...

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