Podcasts

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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208: Whole Parents – With Dayna Martin

A long-overdue conversation with Dayna Martin, author of Radical Unschooling: Topics: -Dayna discusses her family's recent appearance on the ABC reality show, Wife Swap -How do you prepare children for public scrutiny -The Life Rocks Conference -Outreach and advocacy in different situations -Tragic misconceptions about the role of a parent -Nonviolent Communication Look Closer: The Martins On Wife Swap (Full Episode) - http://abc.go.com/watch/wife-swap/SH5539547/VDKA0_lgk9v6h5/avery-lamb--martin Dayna's Site - http://daynamartin.com/ Martin Family Blog - http://thesparklingmartins.blogspot.com/

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207: Intrinsic Motivation Into Action (With Jeremy Frandsen)

Topic: Jeremy Frandsen of Internet Business Mastery Academy joins me to explore how one can transform an intrinsically motivated pursuit into a livelihood. I was motivated to contact Jeremy after reading his blog post, The Secret to Endless Motivation. Discussion: -What is the the mission of Internet Business Mastery -Podcasting in the Beginning -The Single Motivating Purpose -The importance of Voluntary Value Exchange -Finding A Niche -Trail and Error -The $100 Start-Up -Ways you can tell that starting a business is an intrinsic pursuit -A checklist for taking action Bumper Music: "Woodstock" Crosby, Stills and Nash Look Closer: Internet Business Mastery Academy - http://internetbusinessmastery.com/ Complete Liberty Podcast - http://completeliberty.com/ Ayn Rand Lexicon - http://aynrandlexicon.com/ The $100 Start-Up - http://100startup.com/ Related ...

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206: Learning Styles and Strategies – Control and Flexibility

Topic: Building on the previous conversation about learning theories, I cover the basics of learning styles and strategies, motivation, cognition, habits and environment. Also: -Self-Regulated Learning -The Index of Learning Styles Bumper Music: "Freedom" Wham Look Closer: Learning Styles: Appealing But Misleading - http://www.globalcognition.org/head-smart/learning-styles-appealing-misleading/ Paul Pintrich: Framework for self-regulated learning - http://www.globalcognition.org/head-smart/learning-about-learning-take-charge/ Overview of Learning Styles - http://www.learning-styles-online.com/overview/ 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, by Wes Bertrand, 2000 - http://logicallearning.net/learnerdrivened.html Self-regulated Learning - http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Self-regulated_learning Harold Pashler's Work - http://laplab.ucsd.edu/publications Investazor One Hundred Ways to Motivate Yourself - http://books.google.com/books/about/One_Hundred_Ways_to_Motivate_Yourself.html?id=RFBsSKn_rNUC

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205: Dominant Learning Theories vs. Personal Liberty

Can we find a model for knowledge acquisition that respects the individual by combining aspects of the dominant learning theories, instead of discarding them entirely? Topics: 1. John, the Admin of the Libertarian Teachers Group at schoolsucksproject.com, posted an interesting piece in the forum called Learning Theories and their Subsequent Pedagogy – Which one is most Libertarian? 2. Osborne and I discuss this post on our 3-21-13 live show, and I read a paper I wrote in 2002 called "My Philosophy of Education", written for an Intro to Education class. 3. I provide more detail of the newest of the learning theories: connectivism 4. I try to answer the question, Which learning theory is most Libertarian? Objectivism (5 Branches of ...

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204: Brett Guest-Hosts the Freedomain Radio Sunday Call-In Show

I host the Freedomain Radio Sunday Call-In Show in the place of Stefan Molyneux. Thank you to Stef, Michael and James. This show is unedited and was recorded live on 3-24-13. Set List: -Is Liberty a Movement? -Liberty is personal -Being a hater is easy... -My transformation -Appealing to emotion -Stef's view of the family -Sudbury School -Democracy and negotiation -Could any kind of school be beneficial? -Costs of keeping up with the Joneses -Bullying people with the truth -Nonviolent communication -Being a hater is easy...(reprise) -Living consciously -Unschooling is not unparenting -cost-prohibitive educational alternatives -Push marketing -Connecting with peers -Twelve-Step programs -The Secret -College advice -The A/V Club Look Closer: Freedomain Radio - http://www.freedomainradio.com/ Breaking Free by Nathaniel Branden ...

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203: Logic Saves Lives Part 10 – The Elephant and the Rider

Picture: The alternative name and nutritional value of most online, cable news, political and religious debates. 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 balancing a knowledge of logic with emotional intelligence and effective communication strategies. It originates from a forum post in the Logic Saves Lives Group called "Using logical fallacies as a form of bullying." We watch and discuss this video: Authenticity: (how NVC becomes natural) Do you want to want to have a meaningful connection with the person? What are your intentions? NVC is not a script; it's a language that you speak to yourself first. If ...

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202 (Supplemental): The Media Sucks – Brett On First Degree Liberty

Show notes from First Degree Liberty: Brett Veinotte of School Sucks Podcast joins Chase and Mike to talk about media propaganda. In the wake of the mass shooting at Sandy Hook Elementary School, the media has been turning up the propaganda in order to create a sense of fear over guns. Brett helps the guys analyze the mainstream media's approach, and introduces the guys to his work. Here's a link to the clip with Soledad O'Brien Vs. John Lott http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8C6Wkkabcbs The clip of JOe Scarborough's Morning Joe: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lFlR0CYvPJU Larry Pratt Vs. Piers Morgan http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=avOV6_42xe4 And finally, check out this clip of journalist Ben Swan's segment called "Fact Check" for a rebuttle to the so called "facts" that Piers Morgan has ...

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