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[PODCAST] #378: An Introduction To Self-Directed Learning and Living For Teens (with Nick Hazelton)

This episode is what The School Sucks Project is all about! Nick Hazelton, the seventeen-year-old creator of The Anarch-Yakitalist Podcast, is back to share his new self-education plan. Nick first reached out to me in early 2014 to discuss the possibility of leaving school (he was a freshman at the time)and becoming a farming entrepreneur. You can watch a clip of that conversation here: Nick left school this September to pursue this venture on a full-basis. He is still very committed to his education, and he asked me for some guidance on taking it into his own hands. Discussed: -Rethinking Education: Self-Directed Learning Fits the Digital Age (Wired.com) -questions for potential autodidacts -identifying strengths and how to use them -selecting ...

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[PODCAST] #369: Podcastmasters’ Liberty Masterclass – The World’s Most Dangerous Group(s)

Osborne, Gardner and Brett head to the cinema to watch Straight Outta Compton. They then return to Brett's crib and discover they can't shut up about it for hours. Podcastmasters is a once-a-month (ideally) listener participation (ideally) live (ideally) show where we discuss our recent shows, projects, challenges, investigations, etc... Discussed In This MasterClass: -NWA -The CPT -The LAPD -The DEA -The CIA Look Closer: Liberty Conspiracy - http://libertyconspiracy.com/

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[PODCAST] #360a: The Dawn of Freedom – Part One – “Shrink and Grow”

Part one of the 4.5-hour Freedom Feens aftershow from the first morning of Porcfest XII. With Brett, Derrick J. Freeman, M.K. Lords, Davi Barker and live studio audience members who are eager to participate. [Approx. 3:30am to 4:51am] - A ridiculous conversation about our ideal superpowers and their potential downsides. We move into a brief exploration of UFO abductions and then we tell each other some jokes. Then...bird wars? Bumper Music: "Dark Star" - The Grateful Dead Shrine Auditorium in Los Angeles, California 08/23/68 Davi: DaviBarker.com Derrick: TheDerrickJ.com/ M.K.: Extremely in between… Feens: FreedomFeens.com

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[PODCAST] #352: The 6 Pillars of Achieving a Healthy Body and Mind (with Kevin Geary and Osborne)

Our third collaboration with Kevin Geary, integrative health coach and founder of RebootedBody.com. Our discussion focuses on my health and fitness progress after following Kevin's advice for eight weeks. Check out our previous discussion here: 344: Solving the Health and Fitness Puzzle (with Kevin Geary) We are also joined by Jason Osborne of Podcastmasters' Liberty Master Class fame. He shares his challenges with Kevin and that leads in to a discussion of a recent RebootedBody.com article called The 6 Pillars of Achieving a Phenomenally Healthy Body and Mind. Look Closer: Rebooted Body - http://rebootedbody.com/ Reboot Your Kids - http://rebootyourkids.com/ Please Support School Sucks Our Amazon Wish List Donate With Bitcoin Or Join the A/V Club Your continued support keeps the ...

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[PODCAST] #329: Podcastmasters’ Liberty Master Class – A History of Hollywood Self-Censorship

Osborne, Gardner Goldsmith and I continue our once-a-month listener participation live show where we discuss our recent shows, projects, challenges, investigations, etc... Discussed:A chronology of film and television self-censorship with many tangents 1. WHY THIS TOPIC? -censorship of the film, The Interview by Sony Pictures entertainment -What's unique about this situation? What isn't? -It is unlikely that North Korea is behind the hack: -Whether it's a legit cyber attack, an inside job by Sony or a government false flag the response from Washington is predictable 2. HISTORY - ESCALATION OF CENSORSHIP -Censorship increasing and decreasing were both gradual processes -first film censorship laws -movies were considered evil, similar to all new mediums at first -The First Amendment and "Community Standards" ...

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[PODCAST] #316 (Live): Podcastmasters’ Liberty Master Class – #TurnOutForWhat

LIVE SHOW - Osborne, Gardner Goldsmith and I continue our once-a-month listener participation live show where we will discuss our recent shows, projects, challenges, investigations, etc... Discussed: -Rock the Vote claims to be a nonpartisan organization. It is not. It claims to be simply interested in encouraging young people to vote for either party. But it is not that simple. We hope young people are smart enough to reject this and we're here to help. -Rock the Vote's new campaign, starring Lil Jon and Lena Dunham, is perhaps its greatest intellectual insult yet -Osborne is running for office. Why? Highlight Videos: Full Video: Coming Soon Look Closer: Brett's Show Notes Folder - https://www.evernote.com/pub/brettveinotte/rockthevote Liberty Conspiracy - http://libertyconspiracy.com/ Please Support School ...

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Podcast #291: FREE A/V – Presence and Productivity Series Out-Takes (August 2013)

A new feature: Twice monthly, School Sucks will release a piece of premium content in the podcast feed. You can access hundreds of hours of additional audio and video by signing up for the A/V Club. Today's release is the out-takes from our series Presence and Productivity, with Richard Grove and Tony Myers. This audio includes some valuable review of David Allen's Getting Things Done method. Look Closer: David Allen, Getting Things Done - http://www.davidco.com/ The Trivium method - http://www.triviumeducation.com/ tragedyandhope.com - http://www.tragedyandhope.com/ Related PostsPresence and Productivity (Parts 1 and 2, Raw Video)78(A/V CLUB)Tags: a/v, club, video, productivity, presence, tony, myers, grove, richard, gtd

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Podcast #285: Where Do White People Come From? (with Thaddeus Russell)

Part 5 in the survey series, A Renegade History Course. This is the fifth discussion with historian Thaddeus Russell, the author of A Renegade History of the United States. Discussed Today: The second part of A Renegade History of the United States, How White People Lost Their Rhythm, including the stories of Irish, Italian and Jewish immigrants, and how they were assimilated into American culture. Bumper Music: "I Wan'na Be Like You" (The Jungle Book) - Louie Prima "Beyond the Sea" - Bobby Darin "Jump Jive An' Wail" - Louis Prima "My Romance" - Frank Sinatra & Dinah Shore "Slow Ride" - The Beastie Boys Look Closer: Thaddeus Russell's Site - www.thaddeusrussell.com See Thaddeus Russell's sources for the chapters in ...

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Podcast #279: Some Abolitionists Thought Slaves Were Too…Free? (with Thaddeus Russell)

Part 4 in the survey series, A Renegade History Course. This is the fourth discussion with historian Thaddeus Russell, the author of A Renegade History of the United States. Discussed Today: -Differing views on the 14th Amendment -W.E.B. DuBois, what happened? -Assimilation of free black people -formal culture vs. popular culture -Dan Emmett created black face out of envy? -who is the #1 consumer of hip-hop today? -the expectations immigrants refused to meet -the strange benefit of racial segregation -the "wages of whiteness" -Drapetomania -work without religion -using labor saving devices to labor all the time -racial liberalism -Brown v. The Board of Education Bumper Music: "Black Steel In the Hour of Chaos" - Public Enemy Look Closer: Thaddeus Russell's ...

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Podcast #273: The Practice of Living With Integrity (The Six Pillars of Self-Esteem Part 6)

Wes Bertrand and I continue our series based on Nathaniel Branden's book, Six Pillars of Self-Esteem. Today's show includes a discussion based on the sixth pillar, the Practice of Living With Integrity. Do your ideals, convictions, standards, beliefs and behavior line up? Do most people know what their ideals, convictions, standards and beliefs are? The root of self-esteem is not in accomplishment or output, but in our practices. However in school, we are only our output. WORDS AND BEHAVIORS MATCH “Integrity is the integration of ideals, convictions, standards, beliefs—and behavior. When our behavior is congruent with our professed values, when ideals and practice match, we have integrity. If they don't, we lose face in out own eyes." SUPERIORS AND AUTHORITY ...

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Podcast #269: The Shame Debate, With Thaddeus Russell

Part 3 in the survey series, A Renegade History Course. This is the third discussion with historian Thaddeus Russell, the author of A Renegade History of the United States. Discussed Today: -challenging ourselves with new voices and ideas -smoking pot in the Crown Plaza Hotel: aggression? -Kevin Carson and property rights -Is offensive behavior forwarding freedom -the presentation of liberty activists -what brings change? -employers vs. workers -are employment "contracts" really voluntary? -the state/corporate web -Fabianism: the state's gradual war on all fronts -Is the public ready for topless women on the street? -Miley Cyrus, freedom fighter? -Super Bowl commercial sexism? -balancing pleasure with personal responsibility -the cultural demand for a nuclear family -Can we discuss morality without shaming? -Self-regulation ...

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Podcast #267c: Jeffrey Tucker – Ninety Minutes of Peaceful Chaos (2014 Liberty Forum Rap Session)

Jeffrey Tucker sprinkles the philosophy of liberty and free market principles into a frenzied conversation about fashion, shaving and pop culture. Recorded at the 2014 New Hampshire Liberty Forum. Bumper Music: Mike David (Red Bar Radio) "Lookin' So Good" The Rolling Stones "Can't You Hear Me Knocking?" Michael Jackson "The Way You Make Me Feel" Look Closer: Jeffrey Tucker on School Sucks - https://schoolsucksproject.com/?s=jeffrey+tucker Liberty.me/ - http://liberty.me/ Laissez Faire Club - http://lfb.org/ Kids: Smarter Than Adults, by Jeffrey Tucker - http://lfb.org/today/kids-smarter-than-adults/

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Podcast #262: The Practice of Self-Acceptance (The Six Pillars of Self-Esteem Part 2)

Wes Bertrand and I continue our series based on Nathaniel Branden's book, Six Pillars of Self-Esteem. Today's show includes a discussion based on the second pillar, the Practice of Self-Acceptance. THE SIX PILLARS OF SELF-ESTEEM 1. The Practice of Living Consciously 2. The Practice of Self-Acceptance 3. The Practice of Self-Responsibility 4. The Practice of Self-Assertiveness 5. The Practice of Living Purposefully 6. The Practice of Personal Integrity Questions to answer in this series: what is self-esteem? why is it important? what can we do to raise self-esteem? what role do others play in our self-esteem? The steps we'll try to follow for each pillar: -identify and define -what are the obstacles -personal stories, struggles -how to overcome them Bumper ...

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Podcast #251 (Supplemental): Conspiracy Theorists Vs. Skeptics – Brett On ALP Live

OPTIONAL show! This is my recent appearance on the ALP Live Show. Hosts Ali and Ellen invited me to discuss the topics of conspiracy theories, skepticism, and historical research. The Agenda: -I point out Penn and Teller's bullshit on their show, Bullshit -the utility of conspiracy theories -Libertarian dismissal of conspiracy -Let's change the language: forensics (both groups) now we may be avoid to avoid confirmation bias -Forensic science (often known as forensics) is the scientific method of gathering and examining information. -confirmation bias - you don't decide what makes the most convenient story and then go to look for evidence to back it up, like the 9/11 Commission did! -JFK, the revolutionary -Building 7 demolition theory problems -Where are ...

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Podcast #242: The Trivium (Part One) – Introduction and Grammar

This is part one of a series about the Trivium Method for self-teaching. Gene Odening will accompany us through the next three episodes. Covered today: -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 Look Closer: Trivium and Quadrivium Cliff Notes by Gene Odening by 8thestate Trivium Method of Critical Thinking and Creative Problem Solving by 8thestate Jan Irvin's Site, Trivium Education - http://www.triviumeducation.com/ T&H Trivium Resources - https://www.tragedyandhope.com/trivium/ The Lost Tools of Learning, by Dorothy Sayers - ...

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238f: Presence and Productivity #6 – Tools For A Freed Mind and A Voluntary Life

This is the sixth and final (for now) installment in a series of shows inspired by my experience with and successes after reading the book, Getting Things Done by David Allen. Jake Desyllas joins me to discuss his experience with GTD, and to share his Eight Tools For A Freed Mind. Discussed Today: -The importance of combining tools and habits -Jake's Background -Jake's Eight Tools For A Freed Mind 1. A Concentration Timer Your mind is not free if you are distracted and interrupted all the time. A concentration timer is a simple tool that helps your mind focus for short bursts of concentration and then give your brain rest periods. A concentration timer is just a stopwatch with an ...

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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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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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187: Logic Saves Lives Part 9 – Alex Jones vs. Piers Morgan

...vs. Reason, Manners, Composure, Meaningful Communication and Philosophy 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: Tony Myers (TragedyAndHope.com) and I discuss what is troubling us about Alex Jones, Piers Morgan, and the current gun control debate. Look Closer: Starsuckers(Documentary) Complete Liberty Podcast Logical Fallacies Handlist Cognitive Distortions Ayn Rand Lexicon How Cognitive Distortions Cause Emotional Distress Argumentum Ad Populum Argumentum Ad Hominem Straw Man Fallacy The Existential Fallacy

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175: Logic Saves Lives Part 7 – Did Stanley Kubrick Help NASA Fake the Moon Landing? I Sure Hope So!

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: An investigation of a very compelling conspiracy theory involving a visionary film maker, the media, the final frontier, the government and a fight against my own confirmation bias. The fallacies covered in this show can all be categorized under Fallacies of Omission, where essential material is left out of an argument or the presenter deliberately misdirects others from crucial information (or lack thereof). This group includes: -The Loaded Question -Stacking the Deck, or Cherry Picking -The Argument From the Negative -The Appeal to Ignorance -Hypothesis Contrary to Fact Also covered: -Backround knowledge, Grammer -Rhetorical Styles ...

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155: No Child Left Behind (and Other Bi-Partisan Education Conspiracies)

Topic: A follow-up to our recent shows about behaviorism and educational politics, this episode examines the origins of, and ideologies and motives behind the controversial (yet bi-partisan!) No Child Left Behind legislation of 2002, or 1989, or 1967, or 1933, or 1903, depending on where you start the story. Bumper Music: "Waiting For Superman" The Flaming Lips Look Closer: The No Child Left Behind Act: A Look at Provisions, Philosophies, and Compromises http://scholar.lib.vt.edu/ejournals/JITE/v41n2/kymes.html Origins and Purpose of "No Child Left Behind" http://www.educationanddemocracy.org/Emery/Emery_NCLB.htm A SHORT ANGRY HISTORY OF AMERICAN FORCED SCHOOLING http://4brevard.com/choice/Public_Education.htm The Political Economy of Collective Skill FormationPDF EDUCATION FOR SUSTAINABLE TYRANNY http://www.newswithviews.com/Chapman/michael.htm RICH DAD: The Conspiracy Against Our Education, Why Money is not Taught in Our Schools http://www.conspiracyoftherich.com/ EdWatch ...

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152: Behaviorism In Disguise – Outcome-Based Education

Co-Hosts: Alyson, Cory, Mandrik Topics: A seemingly comical entry-point into dark territory: Texas GOP Declares: "No More Teaching of 'Critical Thinking Skills' in Texas Public Schools" which quotes the party platform: "We oppose the teaching of Higher Order Thinking Skills (HOTS) (values clarification), critical thinking skills and similar programs that are simply a relabeling of Outcome-Based Education (OBE) (mastery learning) which focus on behavior modification and have the purpose of challenging the student's fixed beliefs and undermining parental authority." So what is Outcome-Based Education? John Taylor Gatto: A SHORT ANGRY HISTORY OF AMERICAN FORCED SCHOOLING The BEHAVIORAL TEACHER EDUCATIONAL PROJECT outlines specific teaching reforms to be forced on the country, unwillingly of course, after 1967. "According to the BEHAVIORAL TEACHER ...

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135: The American Way Expanded (2 of 3): Pyromania

Part 2 of 3 in an expansion of the School Sucks: The American Way You Tube Video. Topic: The American way... What is this way? Where does it come from? And where does it lead? In this show: Power, Obedience and Collectivism -The Milgram Experiment -Zimbardo's Stanford Prison Experiment -Immanuel Kant -The Threat of Losing Control -Carl Von Clausewitz and Total War -Marxism -Fabian Socialism and Gradualism Look Closer: INTRODUCING OBJECTIVISM http://www.aynrand.org/site/PageServer?pagename=objectivism_intro Kant made simple http://soler7.com/IFAQ/Kant.htmll What is the Hegelian Dialectic? http://www.crossroad.to/articles2/05/dialectic.htm Objectivism, Hitler, and Kant, by David Gordon http://www.lewrockwell.com/gordon/gordon13.html How The Nazis Usurped the History of The Teutonic Order http://expertscolumn.com/content/how-nazis-usurped-history-teutonic-order The Stanford Prison Experiment Stanley Millgram: Obedience to Authority Philip Zimbardo: Why ordinary people do evil ... or do ...

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130: Logic Saves Lives (Introduction) – Empowerment and Self-Defense

"In almost every act of our lives whether in the sphere of politics or business in our social conduct or our ethical thinking, we are dominated by the relatively small number of persons who understand the mental processes and social patterns of the masses. It is they who pull the wires that control the public mind." -Edward Bernays Topic: Richard Grove and Tony Myers from TragedyandHope.com join me for a general introduction to the series on logical fallacies. Our discussion covers how fallacies fit into the larger picture of critical thinking principles and the trivium (grammar, logic and rhetoric). We also talk about the recent Republican debates, identifying techniques used by certain candidates. And the primary benefits of learning logic: ...

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