Yearly Archives: 2014

[PODCAST] #326b: Logic Saves Lives Part 13 – Five Stupid Things About Libertarianism (2 of 2)

(Continued) Today we look at a video from self-proclaimed liberal atheist Steve Shives. Targeting libertarianism, this video is part of his "5 Stupid Things About..." collection. Many of you might enjoy some of his work, so please check out his website, stevelikestocurse.com. SERIES BACKGROUND: We are now rebooting the series for the purposes of review and expansion. Tony Myers will be the permanent co-host for these episodes. See Tony's past School Sucks contributions here, and please have a look at Tony's comprehensive notes on the science of logic here. 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 Discussion With Tony Myers: -Applying the Trivium ...

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[PODCAST] #326a: Logic Saves Lives Part 13 – Five Stupid Things About Libertarianism (1 of 2)

Today we look at a video from self-proclaimed liberal atheist Steve Shives. Targeting libertarianism, this video is part of his "5 Stupid Things About..." collection. Many of you might enjoy some of his work, so please check out his website, stevelikestocurse.com. SERIES BACKGROUND: We are now rebooting the series for the purposes of review and expansion. Tony Myers will be the permanent co-host for these episodes. See Tony's past School Sucks contributions here, and please have a look at Tony's comprehensive notes on the science of logic here. 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 Discussion With Tony Myers: -Applying the Trivium -The ...

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[SUPPLEMENTAL] #325: A Deliberate Dumbing Down? – Brett On The Ripple Effect

(Highlights, 30 minutes) - Episode 56 with Brett Veinotte creator of The School Sucks Project which discuses home-education, self-education, critical thinking, peaceful parenting, personal growth, nonviolent communication & non-aggression. Clip 1: Was America deliberately dumbed down? Clip 2: College choices Look Closer: Visit the Ripple Effect - http://rvtheory6.podomatic.com/ Charlotte Thomson Iserbyt - http://www.deliberatedumbingdown.com/

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[PODCAST] #324: Stoicism (3 of 4 – Eight Moral Lessons), With Bill Buppert

Bill Buppert of zerogov.com is back to continue our discussion of the philosophy of Stoicism. Covered: 1. The meaning of life 2. How do we face our day? 3. Knowing what you can control and knowing what you can't 4. Happiness can only be found within 5. Events don't necessarily hurt us but our views of them can 6. Character matters more than reputation 7. Renouncing self-conceit and arrogance 8. Where is your line of goodness in life? Bill's Reading List: My top three for the novice are: -A Guide to the Good Life: The Ancient Art of Stoic Joy -A Man in Full -The Emperor's Handbook: A New Translation of The Meditations) To get better acquainted with the philosophy: ...

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[SUPPLEMENTAL] #323: Brett On The Tom Woods Show – Schooling vs. Education

There’s more to education than formal schooling. It’s time to embrace better, more effective, and more humane models of education, says Brett Veinotte. Discussion: -The iTunes Education category -what is real education? -what about learning essential skills? -curiosity and motivation are great teachers -a brief history of the podcast -a doorway into the philosophy of liberty -mistakes homeschoolers make -connecting with other home-educators -education in the Free State Project -what are the obstacles to pursuing home education Look Closer: Tom's Website http://www.tomwoods.com/ Podcast 303: School vs. Education Ep. 303 School vs. Education Tom Woods - Wikipedia http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Thomas_Woods Liberty Classroom http://www.libertyclassroom.com/ Please Support School Sucks Our Amazon Wish List Donate With Bitcoin Or Join the A/V Club Your continued support keeps ...

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[PODCAST] #322: Podcastmasters’ Liberty Master Class – Crypto-Archeology, History and Conspiracy (Live)

HISTORY, ARCHEOLOGY - Osborne, Gardner Goldsmith and I continue our once-a-month listener participation live show where we discuss our recent shows, projects, challenges, investigations, etc... Discussed: -What is archeology? -What are crypto-archeology and pseudo-archeology? -The short history of archeology -Why is archeology important? It is incredibly valuable to the narrative of history, if it works, if there is accurate methodology -processual archaeology -What are our biases, experiences, interests? -Can we produce a reasonable doubt, at least open a door into the idea that it might be worth exploring alternative, or even counter-mainstream archeological theories? -BOOK: Disciplined Minds , A Critical Look at Salaried Professionals and the Soul-Battering System That Shapes Their Lives, by Jeff Schmidt -Golbekli Tepe, a bizarre archeological ...

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[BONUS] PodcastMasters’ Extras – Full Video

Full Video of the two-hour radio show and 90-minute aftershow, from podcast #322 (Live): Podcastmasters' Liberty Master Class - Crypto-Archeology, History and Conspiracy. Part One Part Two Osborne, Gardner Goldsmith and I continue our once-a-month listener participation live show where we discuss our recent shows, projects, challenges, investigations, etc… Discussed: -What is archeology? -What are crypto-archeology and pseudo-archeology? -The short history of archeology -Why is archeology important? It is incredibly valuable to the narrative of history, if it works, if there is accurate methodology -processual archaeology -What are our biases, experiences, interests? -Can we produce a reasonable doubt, at least open a door into the idea that it might be worth exploring alternative, or even counter-mainstream archeological theories? -BOOK: Disciplined ...

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[BONUS] PodcastMasters’ Extras – Breaks and Out-Takes (mp3)

(43 Minutes) From podcast #322 (Live): Podcastmasters' Liberty Master Class - Crypto-Archeology, History and Conspiracy. Part One Part Two Osborne, Gardner Goldsmith and I continue our once-a-month listener participation live show where we discuss our recent shows, projects, challenges, investigations, etc… Discussed: -What is archeology? -What are crypto-archeology and pseudo-archeology? -The short history of archeology -Why is archeology important? It is incredibly valuable to the narrative of history, if it works, if there is accurate methodology -processual archaeology -What are our biases, experiences, interests? -Can we produce a reasonable doubt, at least open a door into the idea that it might be worth exploring alternative, or even counter-mainstream archeological theories? -BOOK: Disciplined Minds , A Critical Look at Salaried Professionals ...

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[PODCAST] #321: FREE A/V – The Hidden History of School Sucks Project

COMPILATION - Final Installment in this series: A reverse-chronological sampling of bonus content over the last five years. With Thaddeus Russell, Antigone Darling, Wes Bertrand, Carlos Morales, Keegan, Jason Osborne, Puke and the Gang, Marc Stevens, Richard Grove, Cory Stanish, Nicholas from Australia, Ian Freeman, Michelle Seven, Tony Myers, Mark Edge, Larken Rose, Bob Murphy, Kate Baker, Carla Gericke, Jan Irvin, Jamie Crane, Keene liberals, and more. Click here for the version with chapters Clips: 1 https://schoolsucksproject.com/av-club-brett-on-sex-lies-anarchy-video-11-18-14/ Rites of passage and toxic "friendships" 2 https://schoolsucksproject.com/av-club-after-school-sucks-special-9-19-14/ A post-mortem on the Thaddeus Russell Q&A 3 https://schoolsucksproject.com/av-club-pre-show-6-13-14-with-thaddeus-russell-and-antigone-darling/ Thad discusses the possibility of debating Stefan Molyneux 4 https://schoolsucksproject.com/av-club-paleoweight-loss-hangout-with-wes-and-osborne/ Wes and Osborne discuss some dietary adjustments to trigger fat burning 5 https://schoolsucksproject.com/the-ptgschool-sucks-secret-show-2-1-14/ Andrew is upset ...

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[PODCAST] #320: Stoicism (2 of 4 – Turning Adversity Into Advantage), With Bill Buppert

PHILOSOPHY - Bill Buppert of zerogov.com is back to continue our discussion of the philosophy of Stoicism. Covered: -Bill's objections to Objectivism -The 10 Themes of Stoicism Bill's Reading List: My top three for the novice are: -A Guide to the Good Life: The Ancient Art of Stoic Joy -A Man in Full -The Emperor's Handbook: A New Translation of The Meditations) To get better acquainted with the philosophy: The Obstacle Is The Way: Tim Ferriss Audio Edition Here is the most comprehensive list I could find that I agree with all the choices: Stoicsm Books This is a terrific resource and dirt cheap on Amazon:The Stoic and Epicurean Philosophers: The Complete Extant Writings of Epicurus, Epictetus, Lucretius and Marcus ...

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[PODCAST] #319: Autonomy Through Agorism (Part 5) – Bitcoin’s Path To Greatness

AGORISM - Mattheus von Guttenburg joins me in the studio to resume our exploration of agorism. Mattheus is a writer for Bitcoin Magazine, Mises.org and EconomicThought.net, and he is here to discuss the past, present and future of Bitcoin. Discussed: -HISTORY: What did fiat currency do to the world in the 20th century? -Bitcoin and agorism: Agorism usually thought of on the small scale, but now international trade is possible on an individual level -Bitcoin’s assets – transparency, speed, reliability, and privacy -how agorism develops around the world, necessity -how much capital moves through agorist markets on a global scale? The Pac-Man analogy: Mattheus recently wrote in The Path To Greatness: "Bitcoin is Pacman. It upgrades by consuming delicious and ...

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[PODCAST] #318: Stoicism (1 of 4 – The Practice), With Bill Buppert

PHILOSOPHY - Bill Buppert of zerogov.com returns to discuss the philosophy of Stoicism. Covered: -What is Stoicism -Differentiate philosophy from 'small s' stoicism -Tranquility - freedom from distracting emotions -Meditation - “negative visualization” -Tim Ferris - define your fears -Training through voluntary discomfort -The Sphere of Choice -Internals and Externals -Response to criticisms and concerns Listener-Submitted Questions/Topics: Andrew W: Men's fashions of the 1920's-1960's. He seems to like that subject quite a bit, I've heard him bring it up more than once on Freedom Feens. Sarah W: He said something on your last show with him about his daughters not coming around to anarchism. He said something that sounded like he was attributing this to their gender. Maybe he'd like ...

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John Taylor Gatto: The Underground History of American Education

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Learn The Underground History of American "Education" Press PLAY to begin your journey. This video series is based on John Taylor Gatto's book, and arranged and edited by Brett Veinotte Whether you're just now learning about John Taylor Gatto's work or well versed in it, this video series is a powerful and sharable resource. These videos consist of well-chosen excerpts from The Underground History of American Education, because they strike the root of the issues we see in American schools today. The series includes eye opening accounts of Gatto's time as a school teacher, while elucidating the not-so-well-known history of modern schooling in America. Today's school critics and reformers stand on Gatto's shoulders, since it was Gatto who spent untold ...

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[VIDEO] Public School: A Conspiracy Against Ourselves (The Best of Gatto, Episode Fifteen)

SCHOOL HISTORY - "Solve this problem and school will heal itself: children know that schooling is not fair, not honest, not driven by integrity. They know they are devalued in classes and grades,1 that the institution is indifferent to them as individuals. The rhetoric of caring contradicts what school procedure and content say, that many children have no tolerable future and most have a sharply proscribed one. The problem is structural. School has been built to serve a society of associations: corporations, institutions, and agencies. Kids know this instinctively. How should they feel about it? How should we?" A short video based on John Taylor Gatto's book, The Underground History of American Education. Arranged and edited by Brett Veinotte This ...

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[PODCAST] #317: Intelligence, Socialism and Bullying (Brett On Red Ice Radio)

INTERVIEW - This is hour one of my recent conversation with Henrik Palmgren of Red Ice Radio. Our discussion includes my answers to the following questions: -Putting the history of education in context to what we are seeing today. (Education is going down the drain and we are seeing a decline in average I.Q in the west. Yes, we are importing an unprecedented amount of third world population into the west which is contributing to these statistics, but it doesn’t explain the massive drop entirely. To put it bluntly: Stupidity is a growing epidemic. What are some of the reasons for this? -Is there a link between intelligence and education? -The issue of bullying laws. What occurs with children who ...

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[HOW-TO] Keenevention Media Panel 11-1-14

With Stephanie Murphy, Christopher Cantwell, Garrett Ean and Brett Veinotte. Hosted by Mark Edge. Topics include marketing, monetization, production, advice for beginners, long-term goals Stream it here or get the A/V CLUB download link: HERE Learn More About: Stephanie Murphy Christopher Cantwell Garrett Ean Mark Edge

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[PODCAST] #316 (Live): Podcastmasters’ Liberty Master Class – #TurnOutForWhat

LIVE SHOW - Osborne, Gardner Goldsmith and I continue our once-a-month listener participation live show where we will discuss our recent shows, projects, challenges, investigations, etc... Discussed: -Rock the Vote claims to be a nonpartisan organization. It is not. It claims to be simply interested in encouraging young people to vote for either party. But it is not that simple. We hope young people are smart enough to reject this and we're here to help. -Rock the Vote's new campaign, starring Lil Jon and Lena Dunham, is perhaps its greatest intellectual insult yet -Osborne is running for office. Why? Highlight Videos: Full Video: Coming Soon Look Closer: Brett's Show Notes Folder - https://www.evernote.com/pub/brettveinotte/rockthevote Liberty Conspiracy - http://libertyconspiracy.com/ Please Support School ...

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[VIDEO] #TurnOutForWhat – An Insulting Attempt At Young Voter Manipulation

LIVE SHOW - Rock the Vote's new campaign, starring Lil Jon and Lena Dunham, is perhaps its greatest intellectual insult yet. The PodcastMasters are here to take it apart, and to warn young voters about its hidden agenda, The PodcastMasters: With Brett Veinotte, Jason Osborne (https://schoolsucksproject.com/) and Gardner Goldsmith (http://www.libertyconspiracy.com/)

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[VIDEO] Rock the Vote – History and Not-So-Hidden Agenda

LIVE SHOW - Rock the Vote claims to be a nonpartisan organization. It is not. It claims to be simply interested in encouraging young people to vote for either party. But it is not that simple. We hope young people are smart enough to reject this and we're here to help. The PodcastMasters: With Brett Veinotte, Jason Osborne (https://schoolsucksproject.com/) and Gardner Goldsmith (http://www.libertyconspiracy.com/)

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[BONUS] Full Video – PodcastMasters’ Liberty Master Class 11-3-14

Osborne, Gardner Goldsmith and I continue our once-a-month listener participation live show where we will discuss our recent shows, projects, challenges, investigations, etc… Discussed: -Rock the Vote claims to be a nonpartisan organization. It is not. It claims to be simply interested in encouraging young people to vote for either party. But it is not that simple. We hope young people are smart enough to reject this and we’re here to help. -Rock the Vote’s new campaign, starring Lil Jon and Lena Dunham, is perhaps its greatest intellectual insult yet -Osborne is running for office. Why?

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[VIDEO] The Prussian Connection to American Schooling Part 4 (The Best of Gatto, Episode Fourteen)

SCHOOL HISTORY - Where did the American school system come from? And what are its true purposes? These are excerpts from John Taylor Gatto's book, The Underground History of American Education Chapter Seven: The Prussian Connection, Section 93: "The Technology of Subjection" and Section 94: "The German/American Reichsbank" 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) Commentary and Analysis: The Ultimate History Lesson (16+ Hours / mp3)

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[VIDEO] Are Americans Getting Smarter or Dumber? (Brett On Red Ice Radio)

INTELLIGENCE - A segment from my recent interview on Red Ice Radio with Henrik Palmgren. Topic: Putting the history of education in context to what we are seeing today. Is stupidity is a growing epidemic? What are some of the reasons for this? http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Flynn_effect Background: Education is going down the drain and we are seeing a decline in average I.Q in the west. http://news.yahoo.com/blogs/the-sideshow/researchers-western-iqs-dropped-14-points-over-last-180634194.html Yes, we are importing an unprecedented amount of third world population into the west which is contributing to these statistics, but it doesn’t explain the massive drop entirely. But there a conflicting studies. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Flynn_effect

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