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May, 2011

  • 30 May

    093: Adam Vs. The Man – School’s Out For Summer Special

    My recent appearance on RT America's show Adam vs. the Man with Adam Kokesh. The show airs M-F at 7pm EST. Look Closer: Adam Vs. The Man RT's Adam Kokesh brutally arrested for dancing at Jefferson Memorial Freedomain Radio Students For Liberty

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  • 26 May

    092: Osama Bin Laden – Any Questions?

    "Between stimulus and response there is a space. In that space is our power to choose our response. In our response lies our growth and our freedom." -Viktor E. Frankl This is not an investigation into the veracity of the claims that the US military killed Bin Laden. It is an examination of why - once again - there is so little curiosity or doubt from the public and the media. Topics: -What 9/12/01 looked and felt like -"Choices" for travel, TSA -The argument from authority easily prevails in the absence of critical thinking -Lessons in authority worship from school -Obama speech mock press conference -My reaction to the public reaction -A closer look at al Qaeda, Bin Laden and ...

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March, 2011

  • 18 March

    086: Can We Blame the Students? (A Conversation With A College Professor)

    Topic: Aleks, a professor at Washington State University, joins me to discuss his blog entry: Education Reform-Can we blame the students? Bumper Music: "Mama Tried" The Grateful Dead Look Closer: Boom, Crash, Music: Education Reform-Can we blame the students?

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  • 13 March

    084: Seeds (2 of 2) – Bullying, Way Up In the Tree

    CHART: Some of the consequences of bullying Topic: This is my commentary on a NH Department of Education bullying seminar. The DoE's plan in a nutshell: If aggression causes aggression, try aggression. Bumper Music: "America Is" Violent Femmes Look Closer: NEA General Counsel Bob Chanin Says Farewell Does Nation's Toughest Anti-Bullying Law Violate the Constitution?

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November, 2013

  • 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! > Intro Song - ~ [artist] Obie & Darwin ~ [song] Amadeus Guest - ~ [Name] Brett Veinotte ~ [URL] 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: Rich's Site: Jan Irvin: 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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