Podcasts

233: Tools – The Brain Software (With Richard Grove and Paul Verge)

Paul and Richard have been using this software for years, with some impressive results. Recently I have come to understand its value for personal organization, creativity, and historical research. I highly recommend the full video version of the show, available here: Or the The Stand-Alone Brain Tutorial Look Closer: The Brain - http://www.thebrain.com/ Tragedy and Hope - http://www.tragedyandhope.com/ Correction: Listen to us live tonight, 8-14-13 at 7pm EST on 5 Live Radio. Stream it here. Related PostsFull Video - Podcast #233: Tools - The Brain Software71Paul and Richard have been using this software for years, with some impressive results. Recently I have come to understand its value for personal organization, creativity, and historical research. Look Closer: The Brain - http://www.thebrain.com/ ...

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232: How the Truth Becomes Illegal (Addendum/Optional) – Wall Street, Banks, and American Foreign Policy

An addendum to 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. And why do so many in the media want to bury the truth? Moving away from ideologies, aspirations, and academics, this episode deals with the specific operational maneuvers of those who shaped 20th century history from behind the scenes. This episode is a complete reading of Murray Rothbard's essay/book Wall Street, Banks, and American Foreign Policy

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231: Glenn Greenwald Vs. Mainstream Media – A Commentary (Audio to a Video)

Over the last two months, what were some of the mainstream media’s tricks for dismissing the NSA leak story and discrediting Edward Snowden? Lawrence O’Donnell steps up to bat against reality, strikes out, and runs away. Osborne, Gardner Goldsmith and I examine the tactics in greater detail. Full Video: Glenn Greenwald Vs. Lawrence O’Donnell (MSNBC) – A Commentary Look Closer: Liberty Conspiracy - http://libertyconspiracy.com/ Related PostsGlenn Greenwald Vs. Lawrence O'Donnell (MSNBC) - A Commentary92What are the mainstream media's tricks for dismissing the NSA leak story and discrediting Edward Snowden? Lawrence O'Donnell steps up to bat against reality, strikes out, and runs away. Part of the School Sucks Podcast Series: How the Truth Became Illegal Gardner's Site: http://libertyconspiracy.comTags: o'donnell, lawrence, strikes, ...

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230: How the Truth Becomes Illegal (Part 3) – A New World Order

Topic: Part three 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. And why do so many in the media want to bury the truth? This installment deals primarily with what my research has led me to understand as the actual subversion of the United States in the 20th century, by a vast network of internationalist and collectivist revolutionaries, tracing its roots to late-19th century British academia. Today, this subversion is often referred to with the nebulous term, New World Order. I am joined by Richard Grove and Kevin Cole from TragedyandHope.com ...

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229: Philosophical Impact – Plato, The Matrix and Atlas Shrugged (With Geoff From Skeptical Youth)

Topic: Geoff from Skeptical Youth joins me in the new studio for an impromptu live show. Recorded on Tuesday, July 9th. School Sucks is usually live on UStream Thursdays at 6:30pm EST. The night before, Geoff and I watched The Matrix and a documentary called Ayn Rand & the Prophecy of Atlas Shrugged. We discuss the reach and philosophical impact of both The Matrix and Atlas Shrugged. We also discuss positive and negative influence of Plato (Allegory of the Cave and The Republic). Bumper Music: "Virtual World" The Verve Look Closer: Blog: Skeptical Youth - http://skepticalyouth.tumblr.com/ An Interpretation of the Philosophy of The Matrix Trilogy - http://thematrix101.com/contrib/myoung_aitptm.php Ayn Rand & the Prophecy of Atlas Shrugged Official Documentary - http://atlasshruggeddocumentary.com/ The ...

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228: Porcfest Interview – Conspiracy Theorists vs. Skeptics (and more)

WARNING: Strong Language My third appearance on The Renegade Variety Hour. Here's our prior conversations: 1. 222 (Supplemental): Brett On The Renegade Variety Hour 2. Empathizing with “The Enemy” (Brett On The Renegade Variety Hour, Part 2) At Porcfest, I sat down with Carlos and Taryn to discuss the topics listed below. Geoff, from Skeptical Youth also joined us. Discussed: -Is liberty a movement? -Conspiracy theorist vs Skeptic debate -History is filled with conspiracies -Conspiracy research as learning motivator -Open carrying -Porcfest vs Woodstock '99 and Jugalo gatherings? -If government disappears tomorrow -Robert Higgs on how the state came to be -Man Makes Himself -A very brief history of slavery Bumper Music: "Bus Rider" by John Swihart (Napoleon Dynamite Soundtrack) ...

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227 (Live Show): Is World War Z Globalist Propaganda?

"Alex Jones is gonna shit when he sees this." -my exact thought 25 minutes into the movie Topic: (School Sucks At the Movies) Cory, Osborne and I review World War Z. Our discussion includes a comparison of the film to the Max Brooks book by the same name, and an exploration the themes of and possible agenda behind both. I was so shocked and offended by the heavy-handed nature of the propaganda that I immediately went to InfoWars.com to see if anyone else was talking about it. The film seems like it was designed to provoke conspiracy theorists. This is an edited version the 6-27-13 live show. School Sucks is live on UStream Thursdays at 6:30pm EST. Bumper Music: "Mule" ...

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

Topic: 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 Closer: Chapter 14: War is the ...

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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. 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 ELA Texts - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rGph7QHzmo8 ...

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

Picture: 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 Colonel Edward M. House, by Godfrey ...

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223 (Live Show): Mediocrity Prizes, Endless Internships and Self-Esteem

Recorded live 5-23-13 with Osborne, Cory and various participants in the chat Topic: Our discussion grows out of an article called America is raising a generation of interns. We spend the live portion of the podcast reading the piece and discussing our issues with the writer's message. While we recognized that there are some formidable challenges for young people in today's economy, we were also very critical of entitlement mentality of many of these interns and their advocates. Brett's Introduction: (START - 5:01) schoolsucksproject.com - https://schoolsucksproject.com/ Submit Content to the School Sucks front page - https://schoolsucksproject.com/community/links/create/ Live Portion: (6:31 - 49:05) The Week: America is raising a generation of interns - http://theweek.com/article/index/242065/america-is-raising-a-generation-of-interns Non-Live Addition: (50:04 - END) The Six Pillars ...

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222 (Supplemental): Brett On The Renegade Variety Hour

My recent conversation with Carlos and Tayrn of The Renegade Variety Hour. We discuss Alex Jones, mainstream media, the distracting qualities of the online experience, strategies for better attention and focus, the myth of multi-tasking, Nonviolent Communication and much more. Look Closer: Renegade Variety Hour - http://therenegadevarietyhour.tumblr.com/ $6.00/Month - Join the A/V Club and Receive Bonus Content We need 250 monthly subscribers! If you listen to the show and enjoy the videos, please consider making a commitment of $6.00 per month, or about $.20 per day. You get access to a bonus content section that is updated weekly. Please sign up right here.

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221: Home Trivium Roundtable (With Laurette Lynn and Justin Arman)

"...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: I join Laurette Lynn (Unplugged Mom) and Justin Arman (Parents For Liberty) to discuss the incorporation of the trivium into home education, flexibility in the learning environment, and how to coexist with people who don't seem to mind living in an authoritarian world. Laurette Lynn Justin Arman Look Closer: Laurette's Website - http://www.laurettelynn.com/ Gatto: The Underground History of American Education - http://www.johntaylorgatto.com/chapters/index.htm Don't Do Drugs, Stay Out of School - http://www.laurettelynn.com/book/DDDSOOS_Sample.pdf Parents For Liberty - http://parentsforliberty.org/ Trivium Education - http://www.triviumeducation.com/ Please Support ...

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220: Is the Internet Giving People ADHD?

No. And I have a few problems with that question. Recorded live 5-16-13 with Osborne and Andre (NotesForRobots.com). Topic: Our discussion grows out of a video called Why Our Brains Get Addicted to the Internet (and How to Avoid It). We spend the live portion of the podcast evaluating our issues with and strategies for focusing while working online. Brett's Introduction: (START - 18:21) When ADHD has Nowhere to Hide - http://www.psychologytoday.com/blog/culturally-speaking/201305/when-adhd-has-nowhere-hide Why French Kids Don't Have ADHD - http://www.psychologytoday.com/blog/suffer-the-children/201203/why-french-kids-dont-have-adhd INVENTOR OF ADHD'S DEATHBED CONFESSION: "ADHD IS A FICTITIOUS DISEASE" - http://www.worldpublicunion.org/2013-03-27-NEWS-inventor-of-adhd-says-adhd-is-a-fictitious-disease.html Live Portion: (18:21 - 73:29) MEMORY CONSOLIDATION - http://www.human-memory.net/processes_consolidation.html Self-regulated Learning - http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Self-regulated_learning SSRI Stories - http://ssristories.com/ Carb Nite! - http://carbnite.com/ Non-Live Addition: (73:29 - END) How to ...

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219 (Live Show): Reaching Out To A Mentally Ill Childhood Friend

Or at least the story of how I tried... Topics: -How would mental illness be addressed in a voluntary society? -How is it being addressed today? -Condominium collectivism and authoritarianism -SSRIs and depression -positive social media campaigns -FBI terror setups This is an edited version the 4-4-13 live show. School Sucks is live on UStream Thursdays at 6:30pm EST. Co-Hosts: Cory Look Closer: The Appeal To Authority (Defined) http://yourlogicalfallacyis.com/appeal-to-authority Terrorist Plots, Hatched by the F.B.I. - http://www.nytimes.com/2012/04/29/opinion/sunday/terrorist-plots-helped-along-by-the-fbi.html?pagewanted=all&_r=0 Rich Paul is facing 81 years rather than become an FBI informant - http://www.examiner.com/article/rich-paul-is-facing-81-years-rather-than-become-an-fbi-informant

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218: School Vs. Education – With Jeff Bliss

My conversation with Jeff Bliss, the Duncanville High School sophomore who spoke out against the spirit-crushing and mind-numbing monotony of public schooling. Covered: -Jeff Bliss imposters? -The history and agenda of public school -John Dewey -Ron Paul and media manipulation -John Taylor Gatto -the proper Alex Jones dosage -collectivism and using "we" -the futility of reform -the GED and college Bumper Music: Geto Boys, "G Code (Instrumental)" Look Closer: Jeff Bliss Video: Texas High School Student Demands An Education - http://www.policymic.com/articles/40959/jeff-bliss-video-texas-high-school-student-demands-an-education http://TragedyandHope.com - http://www.tragedyandhope.com/ A SHORT ANGRY HISTORY OF AMERICAN FORCED SCHOOLING - http://4brevard.com/choice/Public_Education.htm The Underground History of American Education, by John Taylor Gatto (Chapter 12 - The Daughters of the Barons of Runnemede, Section 15 - The General Education ...

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217: A Smorgasbord of Topics With Dan Carlin

A 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 power? -The problems with and politics ...

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216: Assassinations, Bad Weather, Psychedelic Rye and Other Wildcards of History

Recorded live 5-9-13. The one-year anniversary of the School Sucks Live Show Topic: This live show was recorded immediately after my 90-minute discussion with Dan Carlin (coming soon), and the gears of my brain were really turning in different ways. I wanted to discuss methods and theories for examining and interpreting history. Often history is a story told through the "Great" Man Theory, opposed to the Trends and Forces Theory. Reflecting on a series of shows I did about the Nazis, I realize that there is considerable synthesis between the two. This conversation is derailed by silliness a couple of times and also contains non-live portions. Were the Salem Witch Trials the result of a community-wide psychedelic accident? Bumper Music: ...

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214: Logic Saves Lives Part 11 – Why Logic Alone Is Not Enough (With James Corbett)

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 conversation about the importance of defining terms, checking premises and monitoring emotions in the pursuit of truth. -Common logical errors -Free Will vs. Determinism -The Trivium and "pre-packaged" grammar -Pentagon media manipulation -Are humans logical? Look Closer: Free Will: Why Sam Harris needs to read more Philosophy - http://aphilosopherstake.com/2012/07/29/free-will-why-sam-harris-needs-to-read-more-philosophy/ Compatibilism - http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Compatibilism Logical Fallacies Handlist - http://web.cn.edu/kwheeler/fallacies_list.html Is Neuroscience the Death of Free Will? By EDDY NAHMIAS - http://opinionator.blogs.nytimes.com/2011/11/13/is-neuroscience-the-death-of-free-will/ Free Will - Ayn Rand Lexicon - http://aynrandlexicon.com/lexicon/free_will.html 130: Logic Saves Lives (Introduction) – Empowerment and Self-Defense - https://schoolsucksproject.com/130-logic-saves-lives-introduction-empowerment-and-self-defense/ Corbett Report - Episode 239 – ...

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213: Do I Have Aspergers Syndrome?

Picture: Did George Orwell have it too? Recorded live 4-25-13 with Osborne and Tony (the School Sucks Project webmaster). Topic: Our discussion grows out of an Aspergers questionnaire we all took before the show. Tony and I both scored in the Aspergers range and Osborne came in just below it. We spend the show going through the questions and evaluating our related patterns of behaviors and thoughts. Bumper Music: "Uptown Anthem (Instrumental)" Naughty By Nature "Airplane" Widespread Panic "Lonestar" Norah Jones Look Closer: Is Asperger's Overdiagnosed? - http://www.psychologytoday.com/blog/aspergers-diary/201202/is-aspergers-overdiagnosed Aspergers and SSRIs? - http://www.wrongplanet.net/postt121964.html Asperger’s History of Overdiagnosis - http://www.nytimes.com/2012/02/01/opinion/aspergers-history-of-over-diagnosis.html?scp=1&sq=asperger&st=cse Felder and Silverman's Index of Learning Styles - http://www.mindtools.com/mnemlsty.html The Nature of Educational Systems and Their Psychological Effects on the Learner, ...

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212: A Modern History of Youth Bashing – With Mike Males

Author, sociologist and outspoken youth advocate Mike Males joins me share his insights on the social, political and cultural problem of blaming, shaming and framing youth. I have referenced his work several times in the past, and it was a pleasure to have him on the show. Questions/Discussion topics: -Genesis and purpose of your work: -Have you examined this problem of scapegoating youth in other cultures? -Trends you've noticed? Ebbs and flows? Is this attack on youth getting more intense? -Is a lot of this problem attributable to the win-lose environment of politics? -The generalized fear of change -The selfish and myopic Baby-boomers -Loss of empathy for their child self -"age-dualism" -How does your political outlook inform your work? -profitability ...

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211: Trying To Make Sense of the Boston Events (With Gardner Goldsmith)

On Monday (4-22-13) I co-hosted Liberty Conspiracy Live with Gardner. Here are his show notes: In this program, we welcome our friend Brett Veinotte, the founder of the School Sucks Project, and the man behind School Sucks Podcasts and the School Sucks videos on Youtube (and elsewhere). Brett and Gardner Goldsmith discuss many of their thoughts about the inability of various government agencies to protect people from terrorist attacks, and the manner in which police and politicians responded to the Boston attacks. They also talk about the conspiracy theories, and how hard it is getting to poo-poo all the theories, especially when one looks at the terrible things the US government (and others) have done to create False Flag situations, ...

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210: Is Society Progressing? (Brett and Wes On Two Beers With Steve)

Show notes from Two Beers With Steve: In this week's show we revisit a question from the last podcast, is society truly progressing? To help us answer the question we have a round table discussion. Hosts Steve and Chris are joined by previous guests Wes Bertrand of the Complete Liberty Podcast and Brett Veinotte from the School Sucks Project. Listen to the show to discover why we almost titled this episode "The Philosophy of Hookers." Look Closer: Complete Liberty - http://completeliberty.com/ Thaddeus Russell's Site - http://www.thaddeusrussell.com/

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209: Terrorism and Other Consequences of Collectivism – With James Corbett

Another long-overdue conversation, this time with James Corbett, RT contributor and host of the Corbett Report: Topics: -James discusses his wake-up process -Adam Curtis films: Century of the Self and the Power of Nightmares -Al Qaeda doesn't exist -teaching elementary school in Japan -The pervasiveness of the Prussian Model -Japanese collectivism -MSNBC Promo: children are property of the "community" -Collectivism vs. Individualism -America's history of abandoning personal independence? -Audience Q&A on religion, Molyneux/Wilcutts debate, scientific management of humans Full Video: Look Closer: Corbett Report - http://www.corbettreport.com/ Related PostsFull Video - 209: Terrorism and Other Consequences of Collectivism – With James Corbett100Another long-overdue conversation, this time with James Corbett, RT contributor and host of the Corbett Report: - James discusses his ...

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