Yearly Archives: 2012

After School Sucks Special 8-2-12

Some of this became podcast #156: How Do I TEACH My Child? (A Listener Email) -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 -The word "shit" Related PostsAfter School Sucks Special 8-2-1390Fielding questions from the chat...Tags: sucks, special, school, a/vHacky Sack 8-24-1389Tags: a/vPre-Show 9-13-1289Show prep and 9/11 talk.Tags: a/vShit Has Gone Too Far (Bonus Content Preview)89Tags: shit, a/vPre-Show 7-26-1289The line of obedience.Tags: a/v

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School Sucks Radio 8-2-12

This eventually became podcast #166 (Supplemental): Unreleased Live Show Potpourri 1/8 2/8 3/8 4/8 5/8 6/8 7/8 8/8 http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IMjyRcNFctE Related PostsPre-Show 9-13-1289Show prep and 9/11 talk.Tags: a/vPre-Show 5-31-1289Joy and PainTags: a/vPre-Show 7-26-1289The line of obedience.Tags: a/vAfter School Sucks Special 8-2-1389Fielding questions from the chat...Tags: sucks, school, a/vHacky Sack 8-24-1389Tags: a/v

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Pre-Show 8-2-12

Preparing for the idea of doing a solo show. Related PostsPre-Show 7-26-1298The line of obedience.Tags: pre-show, a/vPre-Show 5-31-1298Joy and PainTags: pre-show, a/vPre-Show 9-13-1298Show prep and 9/11 talk.Tags: pre-show, a/vPre-Show 5-17-1297We talk about cheese and e-cigsTags: pre-show, a/vPre-Show 8-9-1297The Wheels Off Liberty theme song.Tags: pre-show, a/v

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154: School Choice and the Minefield of Educational Politics

Picture: Trustees of the General Education Board, the first Rockefeller foundation, at a retreat in Rockland, Maine, in July 1915. Front row, from left: Edwin A. Alderman, Frederick T. Gates, Charles W. Eliot (former president of Harvard University), Harry Pratt Judson (president of University of Chicago), Wallace Buttrick (executive officer of the Board). Second row, from left: Wickliffe Rose (head of the Rockefeller public health programs), Hollis B. Frissell, John D. Rockefeller, Jr., E. C. Sage, Albert Shaw, Abraham Flexner. Third row, from left: George E. Vincent (president of the Rockefeller Foundation), Anson Phelps Stokes, Starr J. Murphy, Jerome D. Greene Topics: Kate Baker, the Executive Director of The Network For Educational Opportunity, joins me to discuss her battles in ...

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153 (Supplemental): Individual Challenges In A Religious Culture

Picture: Doc Christensen's "Portrait of the Prophets"(Depicts all LDS church presidents from Joseph Smith to Thomas S. Monson) Complete Liberty Episode 168 Wes Bertrand's Show Notes: Guests Brett from https://schoolsucksproject.com/live and http://youtube.com/schoolsuckspodcast and Jeremy from http://ultimatefreedomquest.com and http://internetbusinessmastery.com http://www.break.com/index/door_to_door_atheists_bother_mormons.html http://www.alternet.org/story/155158/why_does_religion_always_get_a_free_rid Nate Phelps took to Reddit for an Ask Me Anything Q&Ahttp://boingboing.net/2012/06/24/qa-with-a-former-member-of-th.html http://aynrandlexicon.com/lexicon/anti-conceptual_mentality.html "public school" is the church of the state one key challenge is to maintain your curiosity in a culture that stifles it (via such things as rewards and punishments) http://www.logicallearning.net/libertyeducation.html http://www.cato-at-liberty.org/want-a-disproven-belief-government-schools-teach-good-science/ The Hopelessness of Atheismhttp://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LLxNc_Mtw-4 http://aynrandlexicon.com/lexicon/faith.html The Internet Where religions come to diehttp://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0Rqw4krMOug http://www.ldsliberty.org/podcasts/ bumper music "Touched By The Hand Of God" by New Orderhttp://www.neworderonline.com/ to comment, please go to http://completeliberty.com/magazine/category/91697

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Full Video – 154: School Choice and the Minefield of Educational Politics

Topics: Kate Baker, the Executive Director of The Network For Educational Opportunity, joins me to discuss her battles in educational politics, school choice, the history of compulsory schooling, and parenting. This is an edited version of 7-26-12 show. School Sucks is live on the Liberty Radio Network and UStream Thursdays at 10pm EST. Look Closer: N.H. will request waiver from NCLB http://m.seacoastonline.com/apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=%2F20120722%2FNEWS%2F207220339%2F-1%2FNEWSMAP&template=wapart Network for Education Opportunity http://networkforeducation.org/ A SHORT ANGRY HISTORY OF AMERICAN FORCED SCHOOLING http://4brevard.com/choice/Public_Education.htm 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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Pre-Show 7-26-12

The line of obedience. Related PostsPre-Show 9-13-1299Show prep and 9/11 talk.Tags: pre-show, a/vPre-Show 5-31-1299Joy and PainTags: pre-show, a/vPre-Show 12-13-1298Getting ready to discuss A Clockwork Orange.Tags: pre-show, a/vHacky Sack 8-24-1398Tags: a/vPre-Show 8-2-1298Preparing for the idea of doing a solo show.Tags: pre-show, a/v

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152: Behaviorism In Disguise – Outcome-Based Education

Co-Hosts: Alyson, Cory, Mandrik Topics: A seemingly comical entry-point into dark territory: Texas GOP Declares: "No More Teaching of 'Critical Thinking Skills' in Texas Public Schools" which quotes the party platform: "We oppose the teaching of Higher Order Thinking Skills (HOTS) (values clarification), critical thinking skills and similar programs that are simply a relabeling of Outcome-Based Education (OBE) (mastery learning) which focus on behavior modification and have the purpose of challenging the student's fixed beliefs and undermining parental authority." So what is Outcome-Based Education? John Taylor Gatto: A SHORT ANGRY HISTORY OF AMERICAN FORCED SCHOOLING The BEHAVIORAL TEACHER EDUCATIONAL PROJECT outlines specific teaching reforms to be forced on the country, unwillingly of course, after 1967. "According to the BEHAVIORAL TEACHER ...

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Food Is Not A Liquid (Bonus Content Preview)

Related PostsShit Has Gone Too Far (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 7-26-1297The line of obedience.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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151: Behaviorism In Your Video Games

Co-Hosts: Cory, Osborne (Ustream-Only Show) “I did not direct my life. I didn’t design it. I never made decisions. Things always came up and made them for me. That’s what life is.” – B. F. Skinner Topics: Cory leads the discussion, recounting his frustrating experiences with the MMO, World of Warcraft, and how today's game creators employ the the techniques of behaviorist B.F. Skinner to control the behavior of players. Our guide for this discussion is an article from Cracked.com: 5 Creepy Ways Video Games Are Trying to Get You Addicted, by David Wong. This is an edited version of 7-12-12 Ustream-only show. School Sucks is live on the Liberty Radio Network and UStream Thursdays at 10pm EST. The Skinner ...

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School Sucks Radio 7-19-12

This became podcast #152: Behaviorism In Disguise - Outcome-Based Education 1/8 2/8 3/8 4/8 5/8 6/8 7/8 8/8 Co-Hosts: Alyson, Cory, Mandrik Topics: A seemingly comical entry-point into dark territory: Texas GOP Declares: "No More Teaching of 'Critical Thinking Skills' in Texas Public Schools" which quotes the party platform: "We oppose the teaching of Higher Order Thinking Skills (HOTS) (values clarification), critical thinking skills and similar programs that are simply a relabeling of Outcome-Based Education (OBE) (mastery learning) which focus on behavior modification and have the purpose of challenging the student's fixed beliefs and undermining parental authority." So what is Outcome-Based Education? John Taylor Gatto: A SHORT ANGRY HISTORY OF AMERICAN FORCED SCHOOLING The BEHAVIORAL TEACHER EDUCATIONAL PROJECT outlines specific ...

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Pre-Show 7-19-12

Setting up the show and discussing various off-color topics Related PostsPre-Show 7-26-1298The line of obedience.Tags: pre-show, a/vPre-Show 9-13-1297Show prep and 9/11 talk.Tags: pre-show, a/vPre-Show 5-24-1297Enemies of Tarrin TupoTags: pre-show, a/vPre-Show 5-31-1297Joy and PainTags: pre-show, a/vPre-Show 5-17-1297We talk about cheese and e-cigsTags: pre-show, a/v

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150: Entrepreneurs, Elites, and the Enigmatic Peter Thiel

Co-Hosts: Mandrik, Wes Bertrand (last two segments) Topics: We cautiously approach the Peter Thiel rabbit hole. Our discussion begins with a story about Thiel's warnings of a higher education bubble, and his Thiel Fellowship, which offers start-up money to innovative college students if they drop out and get to work. -Mandrik talks about agorism and entrepreneurship. -Wes Bertrand calls in to share a story about Thiel: The Nation: Ron Paul Wants to Abolish the CIA; His Largest Donor Builds Toys for It This is an edited version of 7-5-12 show. School Sucks is live on the Liberty Radio Network and UStream Thursdays at 10pm EST. Look Closer: The Nation: Ron Paul Wants to Abolish the CIA; His Largest Donor Builds ...

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149g (Porcfest Micro-Series): Adults-Only Friday Night – Wheels Off Liberty and the Roast

Warning: Extremely Explicit Content 9pm: "Alex Jones" Exposes Wheels Off Liberty As Shills of the New World Order -with Brian Hagen, Tarrin Lupo, George Mandrik, and Brett Veinotte With Tarrin Lupo With Brian Hagen, who played Alex Jones 10pm: The Roast of Christopher Lawless (Highlights) -"Alex Jones" introduces Bob Murphy -Bob Murphy explains what a roast is -Dan D'Amico > Stefan Molyneux > Brett Veinotte

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After School Sucks Special 7-12-12

- A look at our new studio table - college and employment statistics - The TSA - Brett's airplane fascination - The dark origins of Chuck E. Cheese's Related PostsAfter School Sucks Special 8-2-1393Fielding questions from the chat...Tags: sucks, special, school, a/vHacky Sack 8-24-1392Tags: a/vPre-Show 7-26-1292The line of obedience.Tags: a/vAfter School Sucks Special (mp3) 1-12-1392More math discussion – Osborne remembers his experience as a college professor – Restaurants today suck – bureaucratization – statistics – Adam Versus the Man – interactions with the chatTags: statistics, special, sucks, college, school, a/vPre-Show 9-13-1291Show prep and 9/11 talk.Tags: a/v

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149f (Porcfest Micro-Series): Declare Your Independence With Ernest Hancock – Daniel D’Amico, Stephanie Murphy, Brett Veinotte

On Friday, June 20th, 2012, I sat in as a guest on Ernest Hancock's Declare Your Independence radio show. I had the pleasure of being on the show with Stephanie Murphy (Porc Therapy, Fr33 Aid) and economist Daniel D'Amico. Discussed: -The Mission of School Sucks Project -Intellectual Self-Defense -The Ultimate History Lesson -Market Alternatives to State-Run "Services" A great resource: Freedom's Phoenix http://www.freedomsphoenix.com/Front-Page.htm

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149e (Porcfest Micro-Series): Live Interviews – Pam the Public School Teacher, Jake Desyllas, Cody Hall

These are selected segments from Hour 2 and The After School (Sucks) Special on 6-19-12. School Sucks is live on the Liberty Radio Network and UStream Thursdays at 10pm EST. 1. Pam the Public School Teacher -NCLB -The Federal Takeover of Local Education, DoE -Education Vs. Schooling -Intro to the Prussian Model -A Good Education, Compared to What? -Unions 2. Jake Desyllas, The Voluntary Life -Tips For Emerging Entrepreneurs -Fighting the Training In Dependence -The "Free" Market Vs. the Public Sector 3. Cody Hall, Tragedy and Hope Communications -What Is T&H? -The Word "Conspiracy" -Historical Context -Corporate Media -The Trivium -The Ultimate History Lesson Help School Sucks, Tragedy and Hope and John Taylor Gatto: Enter the coupon code: "SCHOOLSUCKS"

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149d (Porcfest Micro-Series): Stefan Molyneux Guest-Hosts School Sucks Radio

Stefan Molyneux joins Osborne, me, and a large studio audience for the first hour of the 6-19-12 School Sucks Radio Show. I apologize for the less-than-optimal audio quality. Topics: -Weather-related nudity -The Freedomain Radio documentary film -The mainstream media -Exercises for avoiding confirmation bias -Striking the root Freedomain Radio http://www.freedomainradio.com/ Related PostsFreedomain Radio Interview: Brett Veinotte71Tags: radio, freedomain, molyneux, stefan

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