Yearly Archives: 2012

Pre-Show 11-15-12

Preparing for 175: Logic Saves Lives Part 7 - Did Stanley Kubrick Help NASA Fake the Moon Landing? I Sure Hope So! Related PostsPre-Show 9-13-1294Show prep and 9/11 talk.Tags: pre-show, a/vPre-Show 5-31-1294Joy and PainTags: pre-show, a/vPre-Show 8-2-1294Preparing for the idea of doing a solo show.Tags: preparing, pre-show, a/vPre-Show 7-26-1294The line of obedience.Tags: pre-show, a/vPre-Show 7-19-1293Setting up the show and discussing various off-color topicsTags: pre-show, a/v

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172: Don’t Do Drugs, Stay Out of School (With Laurette Lynn)

School: Don't try this at home! "...the truth is that you can't homeschool. You can't. Nobody can do school but school. However, the good news is that you are not supposed to do school. You are supposed to do life." - Laurette Lynn Topic: Laurette Lynn joins Osborne and me to discuss her new book, Don't Do Drugs, Stay Out of School. This show provides a good introduction and some elaboration on the topics Laurette and I frequently discuss on our shows. This is the full 11-8-12 live show. School Sucks is live on the Liberty Radio Network and UStream Thursdays at 10pm EST. Look Closer: Laurette's Website http://www.laurettelynn.com/ Gatto: The Underground History of American Education http://www.johntaylorgatto.com/chapters/index.htm Related PostsFull Video ...

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Full Video – 172: Don’t Do Drugs, Stay Out of School (With Laurette Lynn)

School: Don't try this at home! "...the truth is that you can't homeschool. You can't. Nobody can do school but school. However, the good news is that you are not supposed to do school. You are supposed to do life." - Laurette Lynn Topic: Laurette Lynn joins Osborne and me to discuss her new book, Don't Do Drugs, Stay Out of School. This show provides a good introduction and some elaboration on the topics Laurette and I frequently discuss on our shows. This is the full 11-8-12 live show. School Sucks is live on the Liberty Radio Network and UStream Thursdays at 10pm EST. Look Closer: Laurette's Website http://www.laurettelynn.com/ Gatto: The Underground History of American Education http://www.johntaylorgatto.com/chapters/index.htm Related Posts172: Don't ...

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

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. One fallacy of ...

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170: Catallaxy

Catallaxy describes a "self-organizing system of voluntary co-operation" -Friedrich Hayek Topic: A doctoral candidate named John, who currently teaches in Hawaii, calls in to the after-show to discuss education as a self-organizing system. He references a TED Talk by Sugata Mitra and some interesting outcomes from the One Laptop Per Child project in Ethiopia. Excerpt: "We left the boxes in the village. Closed. Taped shut. No instruction, no human being. I thought, the kids will play with the boxes! Within four minutes, one kid not only opened the box, but found the on/off switch. He'd never seen an on/off switch. He powered it up. Within five days, they were using 47 apps per child per day. Within two weeks, they ...

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After School Sucks Special 11-1-12

Hurricane Sandy aftermath - More "George Lucas sucks" talk - Disney Star Wars, we come up with a plot for the next film - Show talk - Remembering my speech to socialists at the University of Connecticut - Being bearded Related PostsAfter School Sucks Special (MP3) 11-1-12100Hurricane Sandy aftermath – More “George Lucas sucks” talk – Disney Star Wars, we come up with a plot for the next film – Show talk – Remembering my speech to socialists at the University of Connecticut – Being beardedTags: talk, sucks, film, remembering, plot, speech, socialists, bearded, connecticut, universityAfter School Sucks Special 8-2-1391Fielding questions from the chat...Tags: sucks, special, school, a/vPre-Show 5-17-1290We talk about cheese and e-cigsTags: talk, a/vPre-Show 3-7-1390(A/V CLUB) Men's Locker ...

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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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169: Carrots and Sticks Roundtable With Mark Edge and Ian Freeman

Topic: Mark Edge and Ian Freeman, the hosts of Free Talk Live, join Osborne, Cory and me for a discussion about punishments and rewards, and peaceful parenting. The primary question driving our conversation: do incentives work? But is that really the right question? This is an edited version the 10-25-12 live show. School Sucks is live on the Liberty Radio Network and UStream Thursdays at 10pm EST. Bumper Music: "Damn Right I Got the Blues" Buddy Guy "Revival" Allman Brothers Look Closer: Free Talk Live http://www.freetalklive.com/ Street Giraffe http://www.wiseheartpdx.org/post/128 An Introduction to Nonviolent Communication http://happinesscounseling.com/NVC_Intro.pdf Punished by Rewards? A Conversation with Alfie Kohn http://www.alfiekohn.org/teaching/pdf/Punished%20by%20Rewards.pdf Parenting from Your Heart, by Inbal Kashtan http://www.naturalchild.org/guest/inbal_kashtan.html 10 Principles of Unconditional Parenting http://rainbowrecognizer.hubpages.com/hub/10-Principles-of-Unconditional-Parenting Secrets of ...

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After School Sucks Special 10-25-12

-Guess that vegetable -Interacting with the chat -Al Pacino impressions -Favorite memes -Brett's favorite podcasts Related PostsAfter School Sucks Special 8-2-1394Fielding questions from the chat...Tags: chat, sucks, special, school, a/vPreshow 9-20-1292-Celebrity impressions -Discussing I am FisheadTags: impressions, a/vPre-Show 9-13-1292Show prep and 9/11 talk.Tags: a/vPre-Show 7-26-1292The line of obedience.Tags: a/vHacky Sack 8-24-1392Tags: a/v

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Full Video – 169: Carrots and Sticks Roundtable With Mark Edge and Ian Freeman

Topic: Mark Edge and Ian Freeman, the hosts of Free Talk Live, join Osborne, Cory and me for a discussion about punishments and rewards, and peaceful parenting. The primary question driving our conversation: do incentives work? But is that really the right question? Look Closer: Free Talk Live http://www.freetalklive.com/ Street Giraffe http://www.wiseheartpdx.org/post/128 An Introduction to Nonviolent Communication http://happinesscounseling.com/NVC_Intro.pdf Punished by Rewards? A Conversation with Alfie Kohn http://www.alfiekohn.org/teaching/pdf/Punished%20by%20Rewards.pdf Parenting from Your Heart, by Inbal Kashtan http://www.naturalchild.org/guest/inbal_kashtan.html 10 Principles of Unconditional Parenting http://rainbowrecognizer.hubpages.com/hub/10-Principles-of-Unconditional-Parenting Secrets of Happy Parents Radio Show MP3: Unconditional Parenting with Alfie Kohn, author of Unconditional Parenting http://www.ahaparenting.com/radio-shows/unconditional-parenting The Argument From Morality...Or, how we will win, by Stefan Molyneux http://www.lewrockwell.com/orig6/molyneux7.html A Brief History of Ethics (Part 1) - Freedomain Radio ...

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168: Breaking Free

Topic: Wes Bertrand joins me to discuss Nathaniel Branden's book, Breaking Free. Wes is currently doing on series on this book on Complete Liberty Podcast. "Do you believe you're worthless? Ineffectual? Mediocre? Helpless? Nathaniel Branden, best selling author of The Six Pillars of Self-Esteem introduces a revolutionary method to show you how repressed feelings and forgotten past experiences may have shaped your current sense of self. Breaking Free introduces 22 key questions designed to break down repressive barriers. Questions such as: Were you taught to be an independent thinker, or encouraged to be obedient? Were you free to express your fears openly, without fear of punishment? Did your parents' behavior towards you make you feel guilty? Were you taught to ...

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Full Video – 167: Logic Saves Lives Part 5 – The Stolen Concept

Picture: Immanuel Kant and his shadow 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: Wes Bertrand (Complete Liberty Podcast) joins me to discuss what he calls the fallacy to rule them all - the stolen concept. "When modern philosophers declare that axioms are a matter of arbitrary choice, and proceed to choose complex, derivative concepts as the alleged axioms of their alleged reasoning, one can observe that their statements imply and depend on “existence,” “consciousness,” “identity,” which they profess to negate, but which are smuggled into their arguments in the form of unacknowledged, “stolen” concepts." -Ayn Rand, Introduction to Objectivist Epistemology (p59–60) Look ...

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167: Logic Saves Lives Part 5 – The Stolen Concept

Picture: Immanuel Kant and his shadow 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: Wes Bertrand (Complete Liberty Podcast) joins me to discuss what he calls the fallacy to rule them all - the stolen concept. "When modern philosophers declare that axioms are a matter of arbitrary choice, and proceed to choose complex, derivative concepts as the alleged axioms of their alleged reasoning, one can observe that their statements imply and depend on “existence,” “consciousness,” “identity,” which they profess to negate, but which are smuggled into their arguments in the form of unacknowledged, “stolen” concepts." -Ayn Rand, Introduction to Objectivist Epistemology (p59–60) This ...

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Full Video – 168: Breaking Free

Topic: Wes Bertrand joins me to discuss Nathaniel Branden's book, Breaking Free. Wes is currently doing on series on this book on Complete Liberty Podcast. "Do you believe you're worthless? Ineffectual? Mediocre? Helpless? Nathaniel Branden, best selling author of The Six Pillars of Self-Esteem introduces a revolutionary method to show you how repressed feelings and forgotten past experiences may have shaped your current sense of self. Breaking Free introduces 22 key questions designed to break down repressive barriers. Questions such as: Were you taught to be an independent thinker, or encouraged to be obedient? Were you free to express your fears openly, without fear of punishment? Did your parents' behavior towards you make you feel guilty? Were you taught to ...

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Pre-Show 10-18-12

Planning for 167: Logic Saves Lives Part 5 - The Stolen Concept Related PostsFULL VIDEO - 143: Logic Saves Lives Part 1 - Foundation, Attitudes and Values78"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,…Tags: logic, concept, logical, stolen, fallacies, lives, saves, bertrand, wes, a/v

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166 (Supplemental): Unreleased Live Show Potpourri

Picture: From school to self-education...and so much more The show is on hiatus until the end of the month. In the meantime, here is an unreleased live show from a couple months ago. Topics: -Cognitive Bias -Sidney Roc from Gaming and Liberty Podcast calls in to discuss behaviorism and gaming -Cory and I discuss the difference between schooling and education -Cory and I discuss our work frustrations -Transitioning from school to self-education This is an edited version the 8-2-12 show After School (Sucks) Special. School Sucks is live on the Liberty Radio Network and UStream Thursdays at 10pm EST. Bumper Music: "A Man of Many Words" Buddy Guy and Junior Wells Look Closer: The Underground History of American Education: A ...

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165: The Essential Ingredients of A Psychopathic Society

Topic: Cory, Osborne and I discuss a new documentary film about psychopathy, power and society... "Every meaningful change starts with awareness. In our culture, we not only praise psychopaths in the highest positions of power, but in many cases, they became our role models. Challenge your beliefs! We have delved into the world of psychopaths and heroes and revealed something crucial about us." - I Am Fishead, documentary film About I Am Fishead: It is a well-known fact that our society is structured like a pyramid. The very few people at the top create conditions for the majority below. Who are these people? Can we blame them for the problems our society faces today? Guided by the saying "A fish ...

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Full Video – 165: The Essential Ingredients of A Psychopathic Society

Topic: Cory, Osborne and I discuss a new documentary film about psychopathy, power and society... "Every meaningful change starts with awareness. In our culture, we not only praise psychopaths in the highest positions of power, but in many cases, they became our role models. Challenge your beliefs! We have delved into the world of psychopaths and heroes and revealed something crucial about us." - I Am Fishead, documentary film About I Am Fishead: It is a well-known fact that our society is structured like a pyramid. The very few people at the top create conditions for the majority below. Who are these people? Can we blame them for the problems our society faces today? Guided by the saying "A fish ...

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Full Video – 164: Logic Saves Lives Part 4 – The Appeal to Force Precludes Reason

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: Activists Derrick J. Freeman and Michele Seven join us to discuss civil disobedience and the new documentary film, Derrick J's Victimless Crime Spree. We use their stories to examine a quasi-logical fallacy called argumentum ad bacculum (appeal to force). This fallacy is the #1 tool of people calling themselves government. "Of all the fallacies, the Ad Baculum fallacy may be the most difficult to reconcile with some form of legitimate reasoning. The Ad Baculum fallacy does not so much imitate good reasoning as announce that every effort at reasoning has come to an end. Now ...

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164: Logic Saves Lives Part 4 – The Appeal to Force Precludes Reason

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: Activists Derrick J. Freeman and Michele Seven join us to discuss civil disobedience and the new documentary film, Derrick J's Victimless Crime Spree. We use their stories to examine a quasi-logical fallacy called argumentum ad bacculum (appeal to force). This fallacy is the #1 tool of people calling themselves government. "Of all the fallacies, the Ad Baculum fallacy may be the most difficult to reconcile with some form of legitimate reasoning. The Ad Baculum fallacy does not so much imitate good reasoning as announce that every effort at reasoning has come to an end. Now ...

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