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November, 2010

  • 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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  • 5 August

    000: An Introduction to School Sucks Podcast

    Introduction: Explanation of the title, "School Sucks" and subtitle "The END of Public Education" Who I am, what I'm doing and why. This is not a show about public school reform, because that would suck nearly as much as school. Bumper music: "Troublemaker" by Weezer Look Closer: School Sucks Website Click Here Related Posts001: The "Business" PlanTags: education, public, music, closer, liberty, bumper, podcast, school, sucks, politics

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November, 2013

  • 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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  • 14 October

    Podcast #241 Unedited: Listener Question – Where Are Gatto’s Footnotes?

    (A/V Club) Includes a somewhat amusing anecdote about learned helplessness, as well as discussion of government experiments with telekinesis, DMT, and Jan Irvin's recent interviews with General Albert Stubblebine and Dr. Rima Laibow Related PostsCorbett Report After-Show 5-19-12Tags: tony, myers, grove, richard, a/vPre-Show 8-22-13Tags: club, a/v, myers, tony, grove, richardAfter School Sucks Special 8-22-13Tags: richard, grove, myers, tony, club, a/vPresence and Productivity Out-takes (MP3, 15 minutes) 8-22-13Tags: myers, tony, grove, richard, a/vPresence and Productivity (Parts 1 and 2, Raw Video)Tags: a/v, club, tony, myers, grove, richard

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September, 2013

  • 25 September

    Full Video – 239 (Live): Inferential Distance, Parallel Thinking, and 9/11

    (A/V CLUB) The second year of what I’m hoping will become an iconoclastic tradition: thinking on 9/11 in America. This show has three parts: 1. What is inferential distance and what communication problems does it cause? 2. An explanation and examination of Edward de Bono’s Six Thinking Hats (a tools process of parallel thinking) 3. A 9/11 “truther” vs. 9/11 true believer role-play using what we’ve learned Related PostsPre-Show 9-11-13Tags: parallel, distance, thinking, inferential, live, club, a/v, grove, richard[BONUS] Drive Journal - Day 3Tags: america, will, richard, grove, a/vBonus Show: 9/11, Information Holes, Obedience, and Empathy - With Richard Grove (Video)Tags: richard, grove, video, live, a/vPodcast #239 (Live): Inferential Distance, Parallel Thinking, and 9/11Tags: thinking, hats, parallel, richard, grove, distance, ...

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  • 24 September

    Pre-Show 9-11-13

    (A/V CLUB) Brett and Rich preparing for episode #239 (Live): Inferential Distance, Parallel Thinking, and 9/11 - Getting that in-box to empty Related PostsFull Video - 239 (Live): Inferential Distance, Parallel Thinking, and 9/11Tags: thinking, distance, inferential, parallel, club, a/v, live, grove, richard[BONUS] Drive Journal - Day 3Tags: brett, richard, grove, a/vBonus Show: 9/11, Information Holes, Obedience, and Empathy - With Richard Grove (Video)Tags: richard, grove, live, a/vPre-Show 8-22-13Tags: club, a/v, pre-show, grove, richardShow Prep With Richard Grove and Kevin Cole (History...So It Doesn't Repeat)Tags: a/v, club, richard, grove

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