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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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July, 2013

  • 4 July

    Independence Day Bonus Live Show (Video)

    Part One: Gratitude for bein' 'merican? - the revolutionary spirit of the Brits - History Lessons (Book) - How is history taught in North Korean schools? Poorly. - 9 things you didn't know about the Declaration of Independence - Amanda BillyRock's Declaration of Personal Independence - Howard Zinn's People's History of the United States Part Two: Q&A with the chat - People in the chat discuss Kokesh loading a gun on video in DC - Osborne's thoughts on Tragedy and Hope - caller: NSA recruiters at the University of Wisconsin - Monsanto and GMOs - Stef's review of World War Z - the supposed limits of racial/ethnic comedy

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  • 4 July

    Pre-Show 7-4-13

    I introduce Osborne to the Rhodes Roundtable conspiracy.

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  • 3 July

    Pre-Show 6-13-13 (With Gardner Goldsmith)

    Gardner and I prepare to cover the Red Scare and Glenn Greenwald vs. Larry O'Donnell Related PostsBonus Show: Red Scare Discussion With Gardner Goldsmith (mp3)Tags: a/v, scare, red, gardner, goldsmith, media, mainstreamBonus Show: Red Scare Discussion With Gardner Goldsmith (Video)Tags: a/v, scare, red, gardner, goldsmith, mainstream, media

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June, 2013

  • 27 June

    Pre-Show 6-27-13

    Brett almost arrested for shoplifting? - Porcfest wrap-up - Osborne shamed at the gym (Some audio skipping, but listenable) Related PostsPre-Show 5-17-12Tags: pre-show, a/vPre-Show 5-24-12Tags: pre-show, a/vPre-Show 5-31-12Tags: pre-show, a/vPre-Show 9-13-12Tags: pre-show, a/vPre-Show 8-2-12Tags: pre-show, a/v

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