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[PODCAST] #477: What Breitbart Knew: Lessons In Media Literacy

Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadFive years ago this week, Andrew Breitbart passed away very suddenly and, as some have argued, rather suspiciously. It was just weeks after his energetic CPAC speech where he told the crowd about his plans to "vet" Obama in the 2012 election by releasing damning videos from his Harvard days. This timeline raises questions for sure, but Breitbart's threat to the media, political and academic establishment extended well beyond this incident. Today, the focal point of Breitbart's legacy is the very pro-Trump website Breitbart.com. The more I learn about Andrew and what he stood for, the more I see this as an unfair association. Breitbart was a man ahead of his time, and he ...

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[CHRISTMAS BONUS] #396: UFOs and Other Rabbit Holes

Podcast: Play in new window | Download Podcast (presenceandproductivity): Play in new window | Download(After School Sucks Special 3-21-13) The follow-up to our learning theories discussion. We talk about the The Joe Rogen Experience, lost learning opportunities, connectivism, government secrecy and security clearance, intelligence, the grooming of Obama, UFOs, Majestic 12, and Project Disclosure. Bill the teacher calls from New Jersey, Free Talk Live Related PostsPre-Show 9-13-1286Show prep and 9/11 talk.Tags: talk, a/vAfter School Sucks Special (MP3) 8-30-1286-The Political Debate Contract -Iron Sky and Nazi Talk!Tags: talk, sucks, special, mp, school, a/vAfter School Sucks Special 8-2-1386Fielding questions from the chat...Tags: sucks, special, school, a/vHacky Sack 8-24-1385Tags: a/vPre-Show 5-17-1285We talk about cheese and e-cigsTags: talk, a/v

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[PODCAST] #373b: CONSPIRA-THON (The Prequel) – Political and Cultural Typologies

Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadAustralian researcher Nick Ulbrick, aka "The Transcendental Tangent General" joins me for another long-form conversation on the topic of "conspiracy theories," which he refers to as "conspiracy narratives." Nick has worked in the university system as a Teacher’s Assistant (called Tutor in Victoria). In the past, he was an artist liaison at major music festivals and has also made 10 feature length documentaries following the Australian Motorsports scene (which can be found at www.hpheaven.com.au). His interest in alternative media was fostered through the works of Tragedy and Hope, James Corbett and School Sucks. ty·pol·o·gy tīˈpäləjē/ noun: typology; plural noun: typologies a classification according to general type, especially in archaeology, psychology, or the social sciences. ...

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Podcast #264: History Through A Cultural Lens, with Thaddeus Russell

Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadPart 2 in the survey series, A Renegade History Course. This is the second discussion with historian Thaddeus Russell, the author of A Renegade History of the United States. Discussed Today: -Brett's Problems with Macklemore -Are gay people being encouraged to embrace and celebrate conformity? -Thaddeus discusses his appearance on the Sean Hannity Show -The Progressive Lineage of Macklemore’s And Lorde’s Attacks On the Pleasures of the Poor, by Thaddeus Russell -Daniel Bell and cultural contradictions of capitalism -The Puritan work ethic of Girls Gone Wild -Truth by consensus -Hegel -History through a cultural lens -Would Karl Marx have changed the world if he had been a union organizer? -Doris Kearns Goodwin and the ...

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The Dumbing Down of America (The Best of Gatto, Episode Ten – Interlude)

An interlude in a series of short videos based on John Taylor Gatto's book, The Underground History of American Education. This excerpt is from Chapter Three: Eyeless In Gaza, Section 3: "Looking Behind Appearances," Get the book: http://johntaylorgatto.com/underground/ PDF: http://johntaylorgatto.com/chapters/index.htm Audiobook: http://www.radio4all.net/index.php/program/50300 The Ultimate History Lesson: A Weekend With John Taylor Gatto (Documentary) https://www.tragedyandhope.com/th-films/the-ultimate-history-lesson/commentary-and-analysis/

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226: How the Truth Becomes Illegal (Part 2) – Barometer

Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadTopic: Part two in a series of shows inspired by recent current events involving the NSA, Prism, Edward Snowden and the barrage of leading questions from the mainstream media about the government's "legal" power to censor or silence the truth. This installment deals primarily with both phases of The Red Scare (1919-1921 and 1947-1957), related trends in American politics (xenophobia, prohibition, isolationism, hyper-racism, paranoia), new uses of law and appeals to authority to control speech and the public mind, and some heavy hints of another dark conspiracy that began to overtake America early in the 20th century. Bumper Music: "Good Save the Queen" British National Anthem "Good Save the Queen" The Sex Pistols Look ...

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225 (Live Show): The Road To Hell Is Paved With Central Plans

Podcast: Play in new window | Download...from Eugenics to Common Core Recorded live 6-6-13 with Joe, Cory and various participants in the chat Topic: The themes of central planning and well-intentioned megalomania tie together two distinct topics: a survey history of eugenics and the new Common Core national curriculum. The article that leads into our eugenics conversation: Huffington Post: People Getting Dumber? Human Intelligence Has Declined Since Victorian Era, Research Suggests The story of eugenics is closer to home than you might think. Look Closer Galton Centenary 2011 - http://www.ucl.ac.uk/museums/galton/centenary Legacy of eugenics: mini-lecture (UCL) - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=a5zSRYch50A UNA21 - US Education Goal: Dumb & Dumber 1 of 7 - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kpr4iiOh62I Peg Luksik "Who Controls Our Children?" - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gfInio1sLE0 Indoctrination in ...

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Full Video – 225 (Live Show): The Road To Hell Is Paved With Central Plans

...from Eugenics to Common Core Recorded live 6-6-13 with Joe, Cory and various participants in the chat Topic: The themes of central planning and well-intentioned megalomania tie together two distinct topics: a survey history of eugenics and the new Common Core national curriculum. Part One: Part Two: The article that leads into our eugenics conversation: Huffington Post: People Getting Dumber? Human Intelligence Has Declined Since Victorian Era, Research Suggests The story of eugenics is closer to home than you might think. Look Closer Galton Centenary 2011 - http://www.ucl.ac.uk/museums/galton/centenary Legacy of eugenics: mini-lecture (UCL) - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=a5zSRYch50A UNA21 - US Education Goal: Dumb & Dumber 1 of 7 - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kpr4iiOh62I Peg Luksik "Who Controls Our Children?" - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gfInio1sLE0 Indoctrination in Common Core ...

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224: How the Truth Becomes Illegal (Part 1) – The Spirit of ’76

Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadPicture: The more things change... Topic: Part one in a series of shows inspired by recent current events involving the NSA, Prism, Edward Snowden and the barrage of leading questions from the mainstream media about the government's "legal" power to censor or silence the truth. This installment deals primarily with WWI, the Wilson administration and the Espionage Act of 1917, a very important (albeit absurd) precedent in the current legal conversation. Bumper Music: Dmitri Shostakovich - Symphony No. 5, 4th mvt. - Allegro non troppo - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jfPEaElG3m4 Look Closer: Chapter 14: War is the health of the state - http://www.historyisaweapon.com/defcon1/zinnwarhea14.html Who Was Edward M. House? - http://www.lewrockwell.com/higgs/higgs86.html Woodrow Wilson's Right Hand: The Life of ...

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217: A Smorgasbord of Topics With Dan Carlin

Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadA long-awaited and frequently-requested discussion with Dan Carlin, the host of the Common Sense and Hardcore History podcasts. Dan was one of the first podcasters I ever listened to on a regular basis. Some of what we discussed: -What happened to the media? -Narrow-casting -Dan's transition from radio to podcasting, how did that happen? -The process for producing Hardcore History -Is history shaped more by philosophy/prevailing ideologies or by accidents/wildcard events? -The dreaded Nazi questions: could happen here? Is it happening here? -An American way to fascism? -Civil Libertarianism vs total libertarianism (personal and economic) -Can we expect to maintain civil liberties with stricter economic controls? -What kinds of people are attracted to political ...

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In Defense of Drones?

We listen to an MSNBC pundit defend the use of drones. Then we give it a try for ourselves. Her rationalization was that it's okay now that these tools of terrorism are in the hands of Obama instead of Bush. Our ideas about the benevolence of drones are a little different.

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Lincoln, FDR and Obama – A Warning (Video)

(With Tom Woods, Author of the Politically Incorrect Guide To American History) There's a lot of people today who haven't learned from history telling us about the importance of learning from history... Last month we had the inauguration. Four years ago at the first inauguration, the popular theme for the mainstream media was FDR and Great Depression. As Obama's first term was coming to an end, the media and Hollywood, who provide talking points and set agendas, began encouraging the masses to make associations between Lincoln and Obama, or at least get people thinking about the "heroics" of Lincoln: -Burton's Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter -Spielberg's even more ridiculous film, based on Doris Kearns Goodwin's Team of Rivals -media starts using ...

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192: Tom Woods – Liberty Classroom

Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadTopic: Today I am joined by Tom Woods - historian, economist, political analyst, and author. Tom wrote the 2004 New York Times bestseller, The Politically Incorrect Guide to American History, as well as 33 Questions About American History You're Not Supposed to Ask. His latest book is Rollback: Repealing Big Government Before the Coming Fiscal Collapse Discussion: BACKGROUND Tom survived Harvard and Columbia How did he come to be a libertarian? HISTORY There's a lot of people today who haven't learned from history telling us about the importance of learning from history Last week we had the inauguration In 2009 with the economic "crisis," the popular theme for the mainstream media was FDR and ...

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171: Logic Saves Lives Part 6 – Reality Time For Bill Maher

Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadLogic is about understanding reality in a non-contradictory way and how can we see things for what they are. Metaphysical Laws 1.Identity 2.Causality 3.Non-Contradiction Topic: Today's show is a personal exercise to help me let go of a long-standing resentment against comedian and political commentator Bill Maher. Cory, Osborne and I analyze several clips from his HBO show, Real Time With Bill Maher, primarily focusing on two fallacies: composition and division. Many tangents result! Composition: This fallacy is a result of reasoning from the properties of the parts of the whole to the properties of the whole itself--it is an inductive error. Division: This fallacy is the reverse of composition. It is the misapplication ...

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Full Video – 171: Logic Saves Lives Part 6 – Reality Time For Bill Maher

1/3 2/3 3/3 Logic is about understanding reality in a non-contradictory way and how can we see things for what they are. Metaphysical Laws 1.Identity 2.Causality 3.Non-Contradiction Topic: Today's show is a personal exercise to help me let go of a long-standing resentment against comedian and political commentator Bill Maher. Cory, Osborne and I analyze several clips from his HBO show, Real Time With Bill Maher, primarily focusing on two fallacies: composition and division. Many tangents result! Composition: This fallacy is a result of reasoning from the properties of the parts of the whole to the properties of the whole itself--it is an inductive error. Division: This fallacy is the reverse of composition. It is the misapplication of deductive reasoning. ...

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159: Logic Saves Lives Part 2 – The Political Debate Contract

Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadLogic is about understanding reality in a non-contradictory way and how can we see things for what they are. Metaphysical Laws 1.Identity 2.Causality 3.Non-Contradiction Topic: A discussion about my new idea for advancing the message of liberty, articulating a sound methodology, and removing the irrationality and pacifying the emotional mayhem of the average political argument. 'Tis the season... POLITICAL DEBATE CONTRACT For honest, rational, and meaningful discussions about important issues. TOPIC/QUESTION: _________________________________________________ All Parties Agree to Avoid Red Herrings Clause #1: Clarification of Purpose Before proceeding, all parties must communicate the goals they are trying achieve through this argument/conversation. More importantly, all parties must identify the intellectual or emotional needs they are trying to ...

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145: School Sucks Radio #3 – There’s A Whole Real World Out There

Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadCo-Hosts: Osborne, Mandrik The theme for this show is recognizing and accessing the whole world that awaits beyond the obedience, conformity and illogic of government school and the college scam. It begins with a North Carolina student who took a video of his teacher telling him he could be arrested for talking badly about Obama. It's a hit on You Tube. This is an edited down version of the 5-24-12 show. School Sucks is live on the Liberty Radio Network and UStream Thursdays at 10pm EST.

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092: Osama Bin Laden – Any Questions?

Podcast: Play in new window | Download"Between stimulus and response there is a space. In that space is our power to choose our response. In our response lies our growth and our freedom." -Viktor E. Frankl This is not an investigation into the veracity of the claims that the US military killed Bin Laden. It is an examination of why - once again - there is so little curiosity or doubt from the public and the media. Topics: -What 9/12/01 looked and felt like -"Choices" for travel, TSA -The argument from authority easily prevails in the absence of critical thinking -Lessons in authority worship from school -Obama speech mock press conference -My reaction to the public reaction -A closer look ...

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Wheels Off Liberty #82

Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadBrett and Jamie discuss Jamie’s life changing run in with a tornado before Jamie immediately reverts to his old self and tries to fight car salesmen. They then talk about the impact of Cash For Clunkers and the upcoming presidential campaign. Related PostsWheels Off Liberty #9387Jamie and Brett review Tarrin Lupo's children's book and then talk about the debt ceiling and the failed drug war.Tags: talk, jamie, liberty, brett, wheels, craneWheels Off Liberty #9586The guys find a hidden recording of Mike's Little Book About Liberty and then they talk about the presidential debate. Jamie then decides to endorse snuff dipping for young children.Tags: liberty, jamie, presidential, talk, wheels, craneWheels Off Liberty #9186The fellas review ...

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089 (School News #6): Force Feeding…For the Children

Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadIn this show, I go nuts. The catalyst was an article called "Chicago school bans homemade lunches, the latest in national food fight". Discussed: -The government invites you to think less and depend more -The Healthy, Hunger-Free Kids Act Bumper Music: "Urgent" Foreigner "I Want To Know What Love Is" Foreigner Look Closer: Michelle Obama's America: Chicago School Bans Bag Lunches to Protect Kids from Themselves http://newsbusters.org/blogs/tim-graham/2011/04/11/michelle-obamas-america-chicago-school-bans-bag-lunches-protect-kids-the Horrifying! Chicago School Bans Home Lunch... http://www.diabeticconnect.com/discussions/10439-horrifying-chicago-school-bans-home-lunch-to-force-kids-to-eat-healthy-school-lunch Legislating Healthy, Hunger-Free Kids: Did Everyone Miss the Point? Legislating Healthy, Hunger-Free Kids: Did Everyone Miss The Point?

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073: Bush and Obama Join Forces For Liberty Podcasts!!! (Obviously Not Real)

Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadSchool Sucks has been nominated for Podcast Awards in the Education and Best Produced categories. Voting begins December 1st and runs through the 15th. You can vote once a day! Please consider voting for... Best Produced: School Sucks People's Choice: Freedomain Radio Politics: Wheels Off Liberty or Free Talk Live Cultural/Arts: Pirates of Savannah Education: School Sucks or Freedomain Radio Health: Healthy Mind, Fit Body Comedy: Joe Rogan Please Vote! Podcast Awards: 2010 Nominations are Now Open! http://podcastawards.com/ Please Join! PodCastAwards.com voting bomb! http://www.facebook.com/event.php?eid=180348121975545&index=1

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041: The Natural State? (American History F-ed, Conclusion)

Podcast: Play in new window | Download(American History F-ed, Conclusion) The eighth (and final) installment in a series of shows about government school's history curriculum. We'll explore the lies, myths, omissions and distortions used to indoctrinate blind patriotism (aka nationalism aka mysticism). Critical Thinking Question: Imagine if we all woke up tomorrow and all government was just...gone. What's the worst thing that could happen? And how would statists feel about this most catastrophic outcome? The answer might surprise you. Topic: The three most persistent myths throughout history: 1. The State is essential for the survival of the human race 2. Slavery is essential for the prosperity of all societies reliant upon agriculture 3. God and religion are essential for establishing ...

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035: Problem. Reaction. Solution.

Podcast: Play in new window | Download(American History F-ed #7) The seventh installment in a series of shows about government school's history curriculum. We'll explore the lies, myths, omissions and distortions used to indoctrinate blind patriotism (aka nationalism aka mysticism). Critical Thinking Question: Statism appears to be only example of a system of ongoing attack and predation where the aggressors seem to be more fearful of victims than the victims are of the aggressors. How do the aggressors manage these fears? Topic: An email from a listener gets me thinking about conspiracy theories. We'll divert our attention from the roots of the tree I like to think we're chopping at, to jump down a nearby rabbit hole. Let's see where ...

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028: Let’s Make A Hero! (Franklin D. Roosevelt)

Podcast: Play in new window | Download(American History F-ed #5) The fifth installment in a series of shows about government school's history curriculum. We'll explore the lies, myths, omissions and distortions used to indoctrinate blind patriotism (aka nationalism aka mysticism). Critical Thinking Question: You know that light at the end of the tunnel that political leaders are always pointing at... Telling us to be hopeful about... Directing us to follow them in that direction... What if that distant illumination is actually the headlight on a big, dirty oncoming train with no brakes? Topic: A continuation of the previous topic. Gardner Goldsmith (Liberty Conspiracy) and I switch from the legend of Abraham Lincoln to the legend of Franklin Delano Roosevelt. We ...

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