Yearly Archives: 2012

After School Sucks Special 9-13-12

1/4 2/4 3/4 4/4 Discussing civil disobedience and Free Keene with Ian Freeman, Derrick J and Michele Seven. Osborne's TSA encounter and Star Wars talk. Related PostsAfter School Sucks Special (MP3) 9-13-1280-Discussing civil disobedience and Free Keene with Ian Freeman, Derrick J and Michele Seven. -Osborne’s TSA encounterTags: derrick, freeman, ian, michele, encounter, tsa, keene, free, special, sucks

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Pre-Show 9-13-12

Show prep and 9/11 talk. Related PostsPre-Show 5-17-1299We talk about cheese and e-cigsTags: talk, pre-show, a/vPre-Show 7-26-1299The line of obedience.Tags: pre-show, a/vPre-Show 5-24-1298Enemies of Tarrin TupoTags: pre-show, a/vPre-Show 5-31-1298Joy and PainTags: pre-show, a/vHacky Sack 8-24-1398Tags: a/v

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163: Critical Thinking Development and Emotional Intelligence

It's good day for it. Topics: This morning I discovered a new website: www.criticalthinking.org, the homepage of The Critical Thinking Community. There's been a lot of talk on the show lately about the connection between critical thinking and emotional intelligence. And after searching through the site, I discovered the work of an educational psychologist named Linda Elder. I was very intrigued by her paper, Critical Thinking Development: A Stage Theory, so I thought I would turn it into a nice mp3 for you. Woven throughout the theory is a call to understand the roll emotional intelligence plays in effective and rational thinking, so I have also included some audio from an Objectivist writer and lecturer on philosophy named Dr.Diana Hsieh. ...

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162 (Supplemental): A God-Damned Piece Of Paper – Larken Rose Versus A Caller

Topics: The authority of the constitution is one of my least favorite subjects, but we decided to give a listener almost 50 minutes to make his case. This show is 2 selected clips from the 9-6-12 live show and the After School (Sucks) Special. School Sucks is live on the Liberty Radio Network and UStream Thursdays at 10pm EST. Look Closer: Attacking the Sacred, By Larken Rose http://boldvoices.tv/content/attacking-sacred-larken-rose No Treason The Constitution of No Authority, by Lysander Spooner http://www.lewrockwell.com/orig4/spooner1.html

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161 (Supplemental): After School (Sucks) Special With Larken Rose

Topics: An expansion of of the conversation in show #160: Logic Saves Lives Part 3 - The Most Dangerous Superstition (With Larken Rose). Larken joined us to discuss his book, The Most Dangerous Superstition, and the logical fallacy called argumentum ad verecundiam (appeal to authority). This fallacy often lays the groundwork for many additional logical and rhetorical missteps in debate. This is an edited version of the After School (Sucks) Special. School Sucks is live on the Liberty Radio Network and UStream Thursdays at 10pm EST. Look Closer: The Appeal To Authority (Defined) http://yourlogicalfallacyis.com/appeal-to-authority The Appeal To Force (Defined) http://www.fallacyfiles.org/adbacula.html Genetic Fallacy (defined) http://www.fallacyfiles.org/genefall.html Logical Fallacies Basics http://onegoodmove.org/fallacy/toc.htm Help John Taylor Gatto: Enter the coupon code: "SCHOOLSUCKS"

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160: Logic Saves Lives Part 3 – The Most Dangerous Superstition (With Larken Rose)

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: Larken Rose joins us to discuss his book, The Most Dangerous Superstition, and the logical fallacy called argumentum ad verecundiam (appeal to authority). This fallacy often lays the groundwork for many additional logical and rhetorical missteps in debate. This is an edited version the 9-6-12 live show. School Sucks is live on the Liberty Radio Network and UStream Thursdays at 10pm EST. Co-Hosts: Cory Bumper Music: "Sing Me Back Home" Merle Haggard Look Closer: The Appeal To Authority (Defined) http://yourlogicalfallacyis.com/appeal-to-authority Genetic Fallacy (defined) http://www.fallacyfiles.org/genefall.html Logical Fallacies Basics http://onegoodmove.org/fallacy/toc.htm Ayn Rand Lexicon http://aynrandlexicon.com/ POLITICAL DEBATE CONTRACT ...

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Full Video – 160: Logic Saves Lives Part 3 – The Most Dangerous Superstition (With Larken Rose)

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: Larken Rose joins us to discuss his book, The Most Dangerous Superstition, and the logical fallacy called argumentum ad verecundiam (appeal to authority). This fallacy often lays the groundwork for many additional logical and rhetorical missteps in debate. Look Closer: The Appeal To Authority (Defined) http://yourlogicalfallacyis.com/appeal-to-authority Genetic Fallacy (defined) http://www.fallacyfiles.org/genefall.html Logical Fallacies Basics http://onegoodmove.org/fallacy/toc.htm Ayn Rand Lexicon http://aynrandlexicon.com/ POLITICAL DEBATE CONTRACT http://edu-lu-tion.com/resources/political_debate_contract http://TragedyandHope.com http://www.tragedyandhope.com/ Trivium Trivium Related Posts161 (Supplemental): After School (Sucks) Special With Larken Rose83Topics: An expansion of of the conversation in show #160: Logic Saves Lives Part 3 - The Most Dangerous Superstition ...

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

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: 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 have met through such an interaction. ...

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After School Sucks Special 8-30-12

There were Ustream connection problems during this show. Show Extension After-Show Part 1 After-Show Part 2 http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2WYTujh9RQU -The Political Debate Contract -Iron Sky and Nazi Talk! Related PostsAfter School Sucks Special (MP3) 8-30-1294-The Political Debate Contract -Iron Sky and Nazi Talk!Tags: sky, iron, nazi, talk, contract, debate, sucks, special, political, schoolAfter School Sucks Special 8-2-1390Fielding questions from the chat...Tags: sucks, special, school, a/vPre-Show 9-13-1289Show prep and 9/11 talk.Tags: talk, a/vPre-Show 5-17-1289We talk about cheese and e-cigsTags: talk, a/vPre-Show 7-26-1288The line of obedience.Tags: a/v

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Pre-Show 8-30-12

Political Action - Doing Interviews - Technical Difficulties - RNC 2012 - Megapixels -Photos of Dead People? - Travel Headaches - Weight Loss/Gain Related PostsPre-Show 9-13-1293Show prep and 9/11 talk.Tags: pre-show, a/vPre-Show 5-31-1293Joy and PainTags: pre-show, a/vPre-Show 7-26-1293The line of obedience.Tags: pre-show, a/vPre-Show 7-19-1292Setting up the show and discussing various off-color topicsTags: pre-show, a/vPre-Show 8-9-1292The Wheels Off Liberty theme song.Tags: pre-show, a/v

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158: Robert Murphy – The Austrian School and the Future of Education

Topics: Economist Robert P. Murphy joins Osborne and me to discuss the philosophy and misconceptions of Austrian economics, the future of scholarly pursuits and credibility, and his advice for young people. This is an edited version the 8-16-12 show After School (Sucks) Special. School Sucks is live on the Liberty Radio Network and UStream Thursdays at 10pm EST. Look Closer: Robert Murphy Bio http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Robert_P._Murphy My Advice to Young People http://mises.org/daily/5637/My-Advice-to-Young-People My Debate Challenge to Paul Krugman http://mises.org/daily/4807 Help John Taylor Gatto: Enter the coupon code: "SCHOOLSUCKS"

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157: Cognitive Bias and Memories of School

Topics: John, a former public school teacher, calls in to discuss his feelings about the distortions in memories of future public school graduates...and teachers. This is an edited version of 8-9-12 show. School Sucks is live on the Liberty Radio Network and UStream Thursdays at 10pm EST. Co-Hosts: Celestina and Kirk Look Closer: Informal University http://informalu.org/ The Underground History of American Education: A Schoolteacher's Intimate Investigation Into The Problem Of Modern Schooling http://johntaylorgatto.com/underground/ Help School Sucks, Tragedy and Hope and John Taylor Gatto: Enter the coupon code: "SCHOOLSUCKS"

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Full Video – #156: How Do I TEACH My Child? (A Listener Email)

Topics: Cory and I discuss the difference between schooling and education. I read an email from a listener who plans to do home education, but like so many other parents he is uncertain about what to do. This is an excerpt from 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: "Fire On the Mountain" Grateful Dead (5-8-77 at Cornell University) Look Closer: Trivium Education Trivium Education Home Tragedy and Hope http://www.tragedyandhope.com/ The Ultimate History Lesson: A Weekend With John Taylor Gatto https://theultimatehistorylesson.com/ The Underground History of American Education: A Schoolteacher's Intimate Investigation Into The Problem Of Modern Schooling http://johntaylorgatto.com/underground/ Tips on Nurturing Your Child’s ...

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Wheels Off Liberty Theme Song: FAIL (Bonus Content Preview)

Related PostsPre-Show 8-9-1298The Wheels Off Liberty theme song.Tags: song, theme, liberty, wheels, a/vFood Is Not A Liquid (Bonus Content Preview)97Tags: preview, content, bonus, a/vShit Has Gone Too Far (Bonus Content Preview)97Tags: preview, content, bonus, a/vSee My D**k (Bonus Content Preview)96What guys and girls say to each other.Tags: preview, bonus, content, a/vPre-Show 9-13-1295Show prep and 9/11 talk.Tags: a/v

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School Sucks Radio 8-9-12

Parts of this became podcast #157: Cognitive Bias and Memories of School 1/7 2/7 3/7 4/7 5/7 6/7 7/7 Related PostsAfter School Sucks Special 8-2-1389Fielding questions from the chat...Tags: sucks, school, a/vPre-Show 8-2-1288Preparing for the idea of doing a solo show.Tags: a/vPre-Show 5-24-1288Enemies of Tarrin TupoTags: a/vPre-Show 5-31-1288Joy and PainTags: a/vPre-Show 5-17-1288We talk about cheese and e-cigsTags: a/v

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Pre-Show 8-9-12

The Wheels Off Liberty theme song. Related PostsPre-Show 7-26-1298The line of obedience.Tags: pre-show, a/vWheels Off Liberty Theme Song: FAIL (Bonus Content Preview)98Tags: liberty, theme, song, wheels, a/vHacky Sack 8-24-1397Tags: a/vPre-Show 5-24-1297Enemies of Tarrin TupoTags: pre-show, a/vPre-Show 5-31-1297Joy and PainTags: pre-show, a/v

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156: How Do I TEACH My Child? (A Listener Email)

Topics: Cory and I discuss the difference between schooling and education. I read an email from a listener who plans to do home education, but like so many other parents he is uncertain about what to do. This is an excerpt from 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: "Fire On the Mountain" Grateful Dead (5-8-77 at Cornell University) Look Closer: Trivium Education Trivium Education Home Tragedy and Hope http://www.tragedyandhope.com/ The Ultimate History Lesson: A Weekend With John Taylor Gatto https://theultimatehistorylesson.com/ The Underground History of American Education: A Schoolteacher's Intimate Investigation Into The Problem Of Modern Schooling http://johntaylorgatto.com/underground/ Tips on Nurturing Your Child’s ...

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155: No Child Left Behind (and Other Bi-Partisan Education Conspiracies)

Topic: A follow-up to our recent shows about behaviorism and educational politics, this episode examines the origins of, and ideologies and motives behind the controversial (yet bi-partisan!) No Child Left Behind legislation of 2002, or 1989, or 1967, or 1933, or 1903, depending on where you start the story. Bumper Music: "Waiting For Superman" The Flaming Lips Look Closer: The No Child Left Behind Act: A Look at Provisions, Philosophies, and Compromises http://scholar.lib.vt.edu/ejournals/JITE/v41n2/kymes.html Origins and Purpose of "No Child Left Behind" http://www.educationanddemocracy.org/Emery/Emery_NCLB.htm A SHORT ANGRY HISTORY OF AMERICAN FORCED SCHOOLING http://4brevard.com/choice/Public_Education.htm The Political Economy of Collective Skill FormationPDF EDUCATION FOR SUSTAINABLE TYRANNY http://www.newswithviews.com/Chapman/michael.htm RICH DAD: The Conspiracy Against Our Education, Why Money is not Taught in Our Schools http://www.conspiracyoftherich.com/ EdWatch ...

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Shit Has Gone Too Far (Bonus Content Preview)

Related PostsFood Is Not A Liquid (Bonus Content Preview)99Tags: preview, content, bonus, a/vSee My D**k (Bonus Content Preview)98What guys and girls say to each other.Tags: preview, bonus, content, a/vPre-Show 9-13-1297Show prep and 9/11 talk.Tags: a/vWheels Off Liberty Theme Song: FAIL (Bonus Content Preview)97Tags: content, preview, bonus, a/vHacky Sack 8-24-1397Tags: a/v

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