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November, 2010

  • 8 November

    068: A History Teacher Walks Away From Government School (2 of 2)

    ...quickly PART 2: Is Anyone Learning About Economics In School? Anyone? Topic: Today I discuss collective and authoritarian schooling with a veteran teacher who walked away from the public school setting just four weeks into his new job. Rich Nastro explains why he did this, and what he saw while he was there. We'll Discuss... -The lies of government school history (every crisis is presented as a problem of too much freedom) -Voting -Family to schooling to Citizenship -The success of Government school (in service to evil) -Propaganda: Mixing the good with the evil -If force comes first, it doesn't matter what happens next -Erica Goldson -The National Debt: it's for the children...to pay -Central planning of the economy, the ...

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  • 6 November

    067: A History Teacher Walks Away From Government School (1 of 2)

    ...quickly PART 1: Preparation For Citizenship Topic: Today I discuss collective and authoritarian schooling with a veteran teacher who walked away from the public school setting just four weeks into his new job. Rich Nastro explains why he did this, and what he saw while he was there. We'll Discuss... -Literacy and Information Literacy -Public Education and the Welfare State, Failure Reframed As Success -Portrayal of the Public Education System In Film -Introducing Philosophy to the History Cirriculum -Squeeky Wheels Get the Grease -Working with Students From Broken Homes -Day-to-Day living/short-term thinking of abused kids -Preparation for the Economic Realities of the 21st Century -Grades and Diplomas as "Job Tickets," but where are the jobs? Bumper Music: "Pets" Porno For ...

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October, 2010

  • 31 October

    065: Bureaucrats Are People Too!

    In today's installment, I interview Steve Ressler, founder of the government employee social networking site govloop.com, and organizer of the Government Doesn't Suck Rally (October 30th, Washington D.C.). I happen to have a show that suggests the government does suck, so I thought we could bounce some ideas off each other. I skipped past a number of arguments and questions to deal specifically with the non-aggression principle. While I thought this would be little more than an amusing discussion, it actually evolved into a larger examination of empathy, forgiveness, and differentiation within the bureaucratic structure. Look Closer: Bob Murphy's Mises Archive http://mises.org/articles.aspx?AuthorId=380 Government workers: 'We need love too.' http://www.csmonitor.com/USA/Election-2010/Vox-News/2010/1030/Government-workers-We-need-love-too. Steve Ressler: Government Doesn't Suck http://www.huffingtonpost.com/steve-ressler/government-doesnt-suck_b_773021.html

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August, 2009

  • 16 August

    002: Pavement On the Road to Hell…

    Critical Thinking Question: What would you think of a person who claimed that they had the ability to make plans for the life of another person who they had never met and didn't know anything about? What if they said they had the ability to make plans for the lives of ten people that they had never met and didn't know anything about? 100 people? 1000? A million? And so on... Topic: Central Planning in Education and Beyond What if people tolerated the same system for their food as they did for their education? Examples of people who did: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/USSR http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Great_Chinese_Famine Government school is factory where followers and authority worshipers are made. The American education system was borrowed from the ...

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  • 11 August

    001: The “Business” Plan

    NOTE: This is the second part of a re-recording of the original episode one. My apologies if it temporarily appears out of order in the podcast feed. Critical Thinking Question: Why would something that's so good for us, like public education... need to be imposed on us with the use of force ? And funded with the use of force ? Maybe something else is going on. Topic: The problem with the "business?" of public education. And it's a big one. (An evaluation of the logic and ethics of the American public education system) Bumper music: "Stitching Leggings" by Kate Nash www.myspace.com/katenashmusic Look Closer: "The Non-Aggression Axiom of Libertarianism" by Walter Block http://www.lewrockwell.com/block/block26.html "The Argument From Morality (Or, how we ...

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November, 2013

  • 24 November

    JFK Assassination 50th Anniversary T&H Roundtable (Full Video)

    (A/V Club) November 22, 2013, With Brett Veinotte, Kevin Cole, Richard Grove and Ben Zanfagna JFK + 50: What do we know? Asking relevant questions, finding substantial answers… examining the credible evidence that exists, highlighting the omissions of the Warren Report and the Commissions Official Story, taking steps to verify facts, dismiss contradictions, and build out meaningful connections; so that we can attain higher degrees of certainty and understanding of this historic event.   Notes & References: (Article) The State of the Evidence, The Evidence of the State by Edward Jay Epstein Lyndon B. Johnson John Connally (Video) Gov Connally: If Americans knew what I know, they’d revolt Billy Sol Estes (Article) Billie Sol Estes, Texas Con Man Whose Fall ...

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  • 15 November

    Trivium Series Out-Takes (MP3/30 minutes)

    Two clips cut from the Trivium shows: 1. A portion of the Logic monologue - George Bush kept us safe? 2. From the Rhetoric discussion with Gene - editing and "Non-violent" communication

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  • 9 November

    Gene Odening joins me to elucidate a time tested method of self-education.

    Covered: -The Classical Trivium vs the Trivium Method -What is General Grammar? -The Lost Tools of Learning, by Dorothy Sayers -Examples of how General Grammar is applied to the study of a subject -What happened to the seven liberal arts? -the servile arts vs. the liberal arts -General Grammar vs. Special Grammar Law of Non-Contradiction (38:00) contradictions exist only within the mind of man through the misuse of free will (misinterpretations). Logic is meant to minimize these misinterpretations. Truth vs Belief (41:50) One of the most overused words without an definition attached is "truth" truth: a proposition in correspondence with objective, factual reality (i.e., a conceptual statement with no innate disagreements) English is a confusing language, denotation and connotation The ...

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  • 3 November

    A/V Club: Brett On Puke and the Gang (Full Video)

    Full Audio here: P&TG114, P&TG114-Break Show Recording Date - 03 / Nov / 2013 Music picked by - [Julia] The Gang - Puke, Andrew, Julia + Drinking beer? Need a glass to remind you of your favorite podcast whilst drinking that beer? BAM! > pukeandthegang.com/store Intro Song - ~ [artist] Obie & Darwin ~ [song] Amadeus Guest - ~ [Name] Brett Veinotte ~ [URL] www.schoolsucksproject.com Weekly Ramblings - ~ You’ve heard of “People of Wal-Mart”. But there should be a show called “Wal-Mart After Dark”. ~ Nick is in pedophile heaven - Minecon ~ Julia is a gettin’ a raise Curmudgeon Corner - ~ [j] Can we please teach Andrew how the toilet paper goes? ~ [p] Am I an ...

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October, 2013

  • 21 October

    Behind-the-Scenes of Production With Marc Stevens, Richard Grove and Brett

    Marc Stevens (No State Project) asked me if I could provide him with some tips and strategies for live video production. I invited Rich to join us and this our fantastic conversation! Topics range from the Trivium to Ustream. Marc's Site: http://marcstevens.net/ Rich's Site: http://www.tragedyandhope.com/ Jan Irvin: http://www.gnosticmedia.com/ Related PostsBonus Show: 9/11, Information Holes, Obedience, and Empathy - With Richard Grove (Video)Tags: richard, grove, video, live, trivium, a/vPre-Show 9-11-13Tags: live, a/v, brett, rich, grove, richard

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