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School Bans Teachers From Using Red Ink Because It’s Too Mean

Red Ice Creations
May 11, 2014

From: time.com

Red is a “negative color” now …well we here are Red Ice are offended by that! So send them to jail!

Where will it end?

Can students not handle being wrong?

Kids these days, they can’t handle any negativity. Stereotypical millennials always need to be rewarded for their accomplishments whether or not they actually accomplished anything. Now, one school is taking this to heart by banning red ink.

At an academy in the U.K. county of Cornwall, teachers have been instructed not to grade papers in red pen because it is a “very negative color,” vice principal Jennie Hick told the Daily Mail. Green was suggested instead for corrections (the opposite of red, we supposed).

What’s more, teachers are encouraged to write “two or three positive comments” about the work handed in, and students can respond to their teachers’ comments in purple. Wonder what color they’ll write their diary entry in when, as adults, they realize everything is a lie and they are not actually special snowflakes?

School bans red ink – and tells teachers to mark in green instead (and get pupils to respond in purple)

From: dailymail.co.uk

* Teachers at Mounts Bay Academy near Penzance, Cornwall, told red is a ’very negative colour’
* System is designed to encourage dialogue between teachers and pupils
* Vice principal Jennie Hick said: ’Switching to the new marking system is certainly not about us going all soft and fuzzy’

A school has banned teachers from marking in red pen because is it judged a ‘very negative colour’.

Teachers at Mounts Bay Academy near Penzance, Cornwall, have reportedly been told to use green pens instead.

Pupils, meanwhile, are being asked to comment on marking using purple pens.

According to The Cornishman, the new system is designed to encourage dialogue between teachers and students.

‘Switching to the new marking system is certainly not about us going all soft and fuzzy,’ vice principal Jennie Hick told the paper.

She said that the system will see teachers make ‘two or three positive comments’ about homework.

It is hoped this will encourage pupils to not just look for their overall marks, but get them to respond with comments of their own.

She told the paper: ‘I think it was felt that red ink was a very negative colour.’

However, Campaign for Real Education chairman Chris McGovern told the paper that, in fact, students prefer red ink because it makes comments easier to read.

He said: ‘A lot of schools seem to have a culture where they don’t like criticising children but actually this helps them.’

Source: dailymail.co.uk


VIDEO/PODCAST — Jan Irvin on Learning, Statism, Culture, Cryptocurrency and Voluntarism — Potent News Podcast #1

Amir Alwani
PotentNews.com
May 10, 2014

Today’s guest:

Jan Irvin from GnosticMedia.com and TriviumEducation.com

See CoinAlive.com for more info about cryptocurrency.

(This episode was recorded May 9, 2014)

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Watch This Teacher: “Preaching Crazy Conspiracy Theories” — video included

by Mac Slavo
Activist Post
Feb 22, 2014

Jason Glicker is a substitute teacher at Grosse Pointe North High School in Detroit, MI.

He recently had a discussion with his students about various topics that include September 11th, World War II, and false flag terror attacks. What makes Mr. Glicker’s approach a bit different from anything his students have ever heard before is that he doesn’t exactly subscribe to the “official” stories surrounding these historical events.

Rather than following textbook curriculum, Glicker chose to share some alternative ideas. One of his students happened to capture it all on video and share it on the Internet. Now, parents and mainstream media outlets are up in arms, because according to them, his theories are a bit “bizarre.”

Substitute teacher taped spouting BIZARRE conspiracy theories in high school physics class

A student at a public, taxpayer-funded high school in Michigan has clandestinely filmed a substitute teacher preaching crazy conspiracy theories in front of a high school physics class last month.

Note that The Daily Caller takes special care to let you know that this is a “public” and “taxpayer” funded institution. We’re not exactly sure why that’s important, but apparently if taxpayers are paying for it, then there can be no open discourse or theoretical discussions about any topic except for what the government and teachers’ unions authorize.

The “crazy conspiracy” theories that can be heard on the video include suggestions that 9-11 may have involved members of Pakistani intelligence services who were funded by the CIA and brainwashing of the terrorists involved.

Glicker also went so far as to suggest that President Roosevelt and members of the military had foreknowledge of an impending Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor, something that has actually been verified by countless independent sources and recently made into a documentary by the BBC.

He also mentioned that governments are often complicit in attacks that are seemingly executed by the enemy, though are often funded or organized by the very people who then point fingers at others. It’s another “conspiracy theory” validated by decades of facts including the Reichstag fire that gave the Nazis a leg up in Germany and the completely staged Gulf of Tonkin incident cited as the start of the Vietnam war.

Other topics discussed include the crazy notion that the United States sold guns to Mexican drug cartels in something called Operation Fast and Furious, as well as the Iran/Contra affair in which agents of the U.S. government facilitated the sale of weapons to Iran.

Here’s video of the “incident”:

(Video via The Daily Sheeple)

The student who recorded the video was later quoted as saying, “it is inappropriate for him [Glicker] to indoctrinate students without facts or logical discussion, especially in a physics class.” It is, however, apparently appropriate for this Mensa candidate to have his cell phone on and recording during physics class. We’re sure this particular social networking butterfly would prefer to spend his time working advanced theoretical equations that he can then post on his Facebook page or YouTube channel for all the world to see.

Of course, the “facts” in all of the aforementioned events are not only disputed, but logical discussions about them are widely available all over the Internet, something this particular student could have easily accessed on the very cell phone with which he recorded the lecture.

“I like it when kids are engaged and they’re actually interested if I have something to say, they seem like they want to hear it. I will definitely tell them,” said Glicker when asked about his non-traditional  method of teaching.

The real indoctrination, at least for the student who caught this on video, has been successfully fulfilled and he can now join the ranks of his fellow police statists currently being educated throughout America.

It’s shameful, but unfortunately a sign of our times, that anyone who questions the status quo and the official story is subjected to public ridicule by the very people who are supposed to investigate and keep our government in check.

Had anyone in the mainstream media, or the student who made the video, taken just a single hour to open their minds to other possibilities they would have learned that most of Glicker’s theories have, if nothing else, at least some semblance of fact and credibility.

Of course, this is the new America, where free thought and open discussion are relics of a bygone era.

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You can read more from Mac Slavo at his site SHTFplan.com, where this first appeared.


3rd Grade Government Homework: ‘Good Citizens Do Not Argue’

by Heather Callaghan
Activist Post
Jan 27, 2014

More pictures and a brief description follow.

An old school chum sent us this Ohio-based 3rd grade government study guide showing that the generation immediately following ours is under a more-than-subtle approach to behavior modification.

We think this study guide given out before Christmas break 2013 speaks for itself. It may or may not be Common Core based. Behavior molding schooling precedes Common Core by decades.

Aside from the take home message that if you don’t button your mouth, obey laws, vote and pay taxes “you’re bad” – a third grader can also learn incorrect spelling and grammar with this guide.

What is it that an 8-year-old is never to argue about? And with whom?

A lot could be said about the mixed messages in this study guide – please leave your thoughts below.

Whatever you do…don’t “liter” – you’re a very, very bad citizen if you do it.

Heather Callaghan is a natural health blogger and food freedom activist. You can see her work at NaturalBlaze.com and ActivistPost.com. Like at Facebook.

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RADIO SHOW — Mark Passio interviews Jan Irvin on the Trivium – with Bob Tuskin

Trivium Education.com
January 23, 2012

What on Earth is Happening, episode #087.
Date: 2011-12-04
Guests: Jan Irvin (GnosticMedia.com & TriviumEducation.com) and Bob Tuskin (BobTuskin.com)
Topics: Trivium, Quadrivium, Logical Fallacies, Truth, Education, Wisdom, Solutions
http://whatonearthishappening.com/

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VIDEO — Canadian Children Being Indoctrinated Into Agenda 21

Canadian Awareness Network
Jan 19, 2014

Richard Heathen of Liberty Machine News sent us a document titled “Canadian youth action guide for Agenda 21”.

The document is designed to get Canadian children involved in the United Nations Agenda 21 (sustainable development) movement that is taking over our nation, and bringing us closer to global government.

Full document in pdf: http://www.lsf-lst.ca/media/agenda21….

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Information about agenda 21:

http://canadianawareness.org/?s=agend…

Interview with Rosa Kiore about Agenda 21:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sLPfxD…

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MUST SEE — Mark Passio’s Natural Law Seminar / Natural Law the REAL Law of Attraction

by Lisa Arbercheski
Tragedy and Hope

On October 19th, 2013 Mark Passio presented his seminar “Natural Law: The REAL Law of Attraction” at the Yale Omni, organized by Arthur Capozzi & Christopher Capozzi, and produced for distribution by Tragedy and Hope dot com.

[“Pattern Recognition Time” by Arthur Capozzi (Natural Law Seminar Introductory Presentation)]

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Published on Dec 25, 2013

“In The Matrix Of Reality… There Is But 1 Law… At Work At All Times.  This Law Is Hidden To Control You.  Tragedy & Hope Presents A Historic Seminar On Cognitive Liberty… By Mark Passio… A Lifetime Of Wisdom… By Understanding 1 Law…  Natural Law: The Real Law Of Attraction”

Featuring: Mark Passio

Organized by: Arthur Capozzi & Christopher Capozzi, Pattern Recognition Time Productions

On Location Production Services: Donated by Tragedy & Hope

Produced by: Lisa Arbercheski & Richard Grove

Director of Photography: Richard Grove

Camera, Lighting & Sound: Tony Myers, Brett Veinotte & Richard Grove

Post-Production Sound Mastering: Services Donated by Deborah Stevens

Edited by: Richard Grove

Production Assistants: Ben Zanfagna, Ivan Oyola & Dave Blum

Special Thanks To: Barb & Mark Passio

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Visit: www.WhatOnEarthIsHappening.com for more of Mark Passio’s productions

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One student critically injured in Colorado school shooting, gunman dead

RT
Published time: December 13, 2013 20:01
Edited time: December 14, 2013 09:13

[VIDEO]

In this framegrab taken from video by KCNC television news in Denver, students of Arapahoe High School in Centennial, Colorado, line up to be checked by police at a running track on December 13, 2013 after a shooting at the school. (AFP Photo / KCNC)

A student opened fire at a high school in Centennial, Colorado, critically injuring a classmate before apparently taking his own life. The school is located down the road from the Aurora movie theater where a gunman went on a shooting spree in 2012.

The victim of Friday’s shooting is a 15-year-old girl, who remains in hospital after surgery. Another female student was thought to be injured as well, but was actually spattered with the victim’s blood.

The shooting was reportedly triggered by a grudge towards a member of staff over a demotion in a debate team.

The Denver Post reported that a shooting had occurred at Arapahoe High School around 1:00 p.m. local time. One hour later, it was announced during a press briefing on the scene that the suspect had been found dead inside the school, apparently from a self-inflicted gunshot wound.

Authorities reported evidence of two Molotov cocktail at the scene. Arapahoe County Sheriff Grayson Robinson told reporters that investigators were working on examining the device, and had found remnants of the two devices, one of which was apparently detonated. They believe that the gunman came armed with a shotgun.

Students heard multiple shots coming from the cafeteria around lunchtime, Post reporter Ryan Parker tweeted from outside the school, just moments after the incident unfolded.

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VIDEO — Antidepressants Numbing Minds of Children

Natural Society
Dec 11, 2013

Anthony Gucciardi joins RT’s The Truthseeker to discuss how antidepressants are numbing down the brains of children, leading to the very effects they claim to prevent, and profiting the pharmaceutical industry.


VIDEO — Cop Arrests Dad For Trying to Pick Kids Up From School

Infowars
November 20, 2013

Why is the state trying to make your children their property?

http://www.infowars.com
https://twitter.com/PrisonPlanet

RELATED: Father Arrested For Trying to Pick Kids Up From School – http://www.infowars.com/father-arrest…


VIDEO — The Art of Driving, by John Taylor Gatto

Activist Post
November 6, 2013

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AUDIO — John Martineau interview – “Quadrivium – Number, Geometry, Music, & Cosmology” – #103 – Gnostic Media

Gnostic Media
February 7, 2013

This episode is an interview with John Martineau titled “Quadrivium – Number, Geometry, Music, & Cosmology” and is being released on Monday, February 07, 2011. My interview with John was recorded on February 07, 2011.

Today we’ll be revisiting the Quadrivium, but this time with John Moniteau from Wooden Books, publisher of, amongst many books, the Quadrivium.

Architectural consultant and publisher, John has published more than 50 books on all subjects related to the modern sciences and ancient arts.

In this interview we’ll talk with John about how he got started, the ideas behind his work and future publications of Wooden Books.

http://www.woodenbooks.com/
Browse books: http://www.woodenbooks.com/browse/index.php


VIDEO/AUDIO — The Corbett Report | Episode 285 – Meet Noam Chomsky, Academic Gatekeeper

The Corbett Report
October 27, 2013

Is Noam Chomsky an anarcho-syndicalist or proponent of the Federal Reserve? A fearless political crusader or defender of the Warren Commission JFK orthodoxy? A tireless campaigner for justice or someone who doesn’t care who did 9/11? Join us this week on The Corbett Report as we examine some of the subjects that Chomsky would prefer you didn’t think about.

For those with limited bandwidth, CLICK HERE to download a smaller, lower file size version of this episode.

For those interested in audio quality, CLICK HERE for the highest-quality version of this episode (WARNING: very large download).

Documentation

Steven Pinker on Noam Chomsky
Time Reference: 02:54
Chomsky: Obama Worse Than Bush
Time Reference: 03:13
‘Drone strikes a terror-generating machine’
Time Reference: 10:02
Noam Chomsky to RT: Bush torturer, Obama just kills
Time Reference: 10:48
Chomsky On Obama’s Election Campaign
Time Reference: 11:05
Chomsky on US Foreign Policy
Time Reference: 11:33
Manufacturing Consent – Noam Chomsky and the Media
Time Reference: 14:54
Noam Chomsky Loves the Federal Reserve
Time Reference: 19:13
Noam Chomsky and the JFK Assassination
Time Reference: 26:43
Deep Politics and the Death of JFK
Time Reference: 35:24
JFK and the Unspeakable
Time Reference: 35:48
Noam Chomsky discusses 9/11 Conspiracy Theorists
Time Reference: 38:25
Chomsky on 9/11: “Who cares?”
Time Reference: 42:52
Truth in the Academy?
Time Reference: 47:28
MemoryHoleBlog
Time Reference: 47:37
After Multiple Denials, CIA Admits to Snooping on Noam Chomsky
Time Reference: 54:34
Rethinking Noam Chomsky
Time Reference: 55:48
Reggae Noam Chomsky Classical Old Skool Hip Hop Groove – Oh YES
Time Reference: 35:48

U.S. Public Schools Now Legally Torturing and Sometimes Even Killing Students — video included

Intellihub

By Shepard Ambellas | October 27, 2013 | 2:52pm EST | Special Report

From “Skin-Shock Therapy” to exclusion rooms, public school systems across the United States are engaging our youth with in torturous and aggressive discipline measures, in some cases ending in the death of a student.

1912 illustration of an inmate in an American prison receiving "the paddle", a form of torture used for punishment. This was illegal at the time. (Image: Wikimedia Commons)

1912 illustration of an inmate in an American prison receiving “the paddle”, a form of torture used for punishment. This was illegal at the time. (Image: Wikimedia Commons)

(INTELLIHUB) — In an extremely shocking and sickening report, thankfully brought to us by Brian Ross of Nightline on ABC News, we can clearly see a pattern and push toward a police state trend in America that’s not slowing down anytime soon. Public and private schools around the country are now in the business of torturing students and in some cases like Corey Foster’s mentioned in the report, even killing them in the process all in the name of discipline and safety.[1]

Foster, now dead from cardiac arrest during a failed restraint session after being told to “stop playing basketball”, is just one of many examples of students that have been killed in school discipline procedures.

Although these restraint and torture methods are barbaric, especially for children, surprisingly the methods are not illegal in most states. In fact, only “17 states” have laws limiting such action within the school system.

Experts are split on the use of these techniques, while some say they are good for the children and can even protect them in some cases, others simply are not having it, claiming that children exposed to such techniques become even more violent displaying even more behavioral problems down the line. Although a general consensus amongst the public concludes these methods are not warranted, the government backed indoctrination programs will continue for now.

As a side note, I myself attended the 7th grade in a Pensacola public school in the “sunshine state” of good old Florida, in the “Bible Belt” mind you, and had one encounter myself that I will never forget.

On one hot summer morning during P.E. class I was attacked by a fellow student in the locker room as he came at me full force in a boxing style stance unloading a melee of punches. Out of instinct, I rapidly reacted and defended myself as would anyone in this situation delivering a one kick K.O. to my attacker. After the fight I was taken to the office and I quickly realized it didn’t matter to the school staff that I did not start the fight, I was going to be punished anyways.

To my surprise the school planned to inflict physical pain on me. My discipline was 1-week suspension and what the school refereed to as “ten licks”, meaning I was going to get paddled, and paddled good.

Once I arrived at the school’s Dean’s Office, the staff had me bend over. They made me put my hands on the desk as the Dean proceeded to pull out a 2 foot long wooden paddle about 1–1/2 inches thick waving it around to intimidate me. I was terrified.

The paddle was filled with holes drilled all throughout the paddle’s face so the Dean can gain more speed with each swing, limiting the air resistance before slamming into the victims buttocks. And yes, I was the next victim. Let’s just say the “ten licks” I received that day severely bruised and hurt me beyond any ass beating I have ever received prior to or after for that matter.

Once I arrived at home later that day, my Mom was in shock. She saw the marks on me from the torture the school inflicted and was infuriated. She immediately went down to the school and demanded that someone be held accountable. However, she found out to her surprise, no one cared. In fact, the school staff told her that the torture was “legal” and “approved.

What is wrong with our public school systems? Why should teachers and school staff be able to push the limits of discipline and use these torturous tactics?

Sources:

[1] Death at School: Parents Protest Dangerous Discipline – YouTube.com

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AUDIO — John Taylor Gatto interview – “Another Brick in the Wall, part 2″ – #069 – Gnostic Media

Gnostic Media
March 15, 2010

This show is being released on Friday, March 15, 2010. Part 2 of my interview with John Taylor Gatto was recorded on February 24, 2010. Today we continue learning the significance behind Pink Floyd’s song Another Brick in the Wall, part 2, and how utterly fubar our public education system is in our second interview with John Taylor Gatto. We continue with some important questions: Is there a relationship between eugenics, mind control and compulsory education? Is compulsory education good for anyone and what are the negative effects of our “modern” education system? Where did our education system originate, and by whom? What’s happened to our educational system since the 1800s? Has there been an intentional effort by the elites and government to dumb us down? What do compulsory education and Pavlov’s dogs have in common? Are children better off working, or being in school? Order Gatto’s books: Dumbing Us Down: The Hidden Curriculum of Compulsory Schooling (1992): http://astore.amazon.com/gnosmedi-20/detail/0865714487 The Exhausted School (1993): http://astore.amazon.com/gnosmedi-20/detail/1893163423 A Different Kind of Teacher (2000): http://astore.amazon.com/gnosmedi-20/detail/1893163407 The Underground History Of American Education (2001): http://astore.amazon.com/gnosmedi-20/detail/0945700040 Weapons of Mass Instruction (2009): http://astore.amazon.com/gnosmedi-20/detail/0865716692

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MUST HEAR — John Taylor Gatto interview – “Another Brick in the Wall, part 1″ – #068 – Gnostic Media

Gnostic Media
March 5, 2013

This show is being released on Friday, March 05, 2010. My interview with John Taylor Gatto was recorded on February 23, 2010. I simply could not wait to share this interview with all of you, it’s just too important, and I just have to share, so I’m releasing it 3 days early. So it’s like Christmas in spring, but without the mushrooms. Today we’re going to learn the significance behind Pink Floyd’s song Another Brick in the Wall part 2. We ask some important questions: Is there a relationship between eugenics, mind control and compulsory education? Is compulsory education good for anyone and what are the negative effects of our “modern” education system? Where did our education system originate, and by whom? What’s happened to our educational system since the 1800s? Has there been an intentional effort by the elites and government to dumb us down? What do compulsory education and Pavlov’s dogs have in common? Are children better off working, or being in school? To answer these questions, we first have to reach the foundation of our education system. Continuing our education on the Trivium method, this is one of the most important and powerful interviews to date, and my guest for this week and next is John Taylor Gatto – probably the most famous school teacher in the world, and he was New York State teacher of the year when he quit on the OP Ed page of the Wall Street Journal in 1991. John Taylor Gatto climaxed his teaching career as New York State Teacher of the Year after being named New York City Teacher of the Year on three occasions. He quit teaching on the OP ED page of the Wall Street Journal in 1991 while still New York State Teacher of the Year, claiming that he was no longer willing to hurt children. Later that year he was the subject of a show at Carnegie Hall called “An Evening With John Taylor Gatto,” which launched a career of public speaking in the area of school reform, which has taken Gatto over a million and a half miles in all fifty states and seven foreign countries. In 1992, he was named Secretary of Education in the Libertarian Party’s Shadow Cabinet, and he has been included in Who’s Who in America from 1996 on. In 1997, he was given the Alexis de Tocqueville Award for his contributions to the cause of liberty, and was named to the Board of Advisors of the National TV-Turnoff Week. Order Gatto’s books: Dumbing Us Down: The Hidden Curriculum of Compulsory Schooling (1992): http://astore.amazon.com/gnosmedi-20/detail/0865714487 The Exhausted School (1993): http://astore.amazon.com/gnosmedi-20/detail/1893163423 A Different Kind of Teacher (2000): http://astore.amazon.com/gnosmedi-20/detail/1893163407 The Underground History Of American Education (2001): http://astore.amazon.com/gnosmedi-20/detail/0945700040 Weapons of Mass Instruction (2009): http://astore.amazon.com/gnosmedi-20/detail/0865716692

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MUST SEE/HEAR — Dr. Michael Labossiere interview, pt. 1 – “Logical Fallacies: The Critical Thinking Meme″ – #062 (+ video) – Gnostic Media

mclmaine_smGnostic Media
January 25, 2010

What would happen if everyone in society received an immunization against all of today’s media and political propaganda? Is there a simple, logical process to arm ourselves against such attempts at mind manipulation and control? What if you had the ability to quickly and easily break down words and sentences to identify lies and untruths and propaganda? What do grammar and rhetoric have to do with logic and critical thinking, or, for that matter, marketing, PR and propaganda spin, and more importantly, exactly how can they help you? If someone presents evidence of a claim, do you have a mental duty to study it before you attack it? How can we make our minds sharper? Is it possible to level the playing field against corporate and government propaganda by creating a critical thinking meme? Today we launch the critical thinking meme into society and I ask for your help to spread it, to share today’s talk with all you know: friends, co-workers, family, business associates and school mates. If you want to help make an immediate change in your own and other people’s lives for the better, today’s show is one of the primary ways to do it. We’re going to continue our study of the trivium with Dr. Michael Labossiere who is here to discuss logical fallacies. Micheal will be back in the next week or two to also discuss the subject and predicate. This show is being released on Monday, January 25, 2010. My interview with Michael Labossiere was recorded on January 09, 2010. Michael LaBossiere is a guy from Maine who went to school in Ohio and ended up in Florida. Professionally he is a philosophy professor at Florida A&M University. He started teaching there in the Fall of 1993 and greatly enjoy his choice of careers. He teaches a wide variety of classes that range from Aesthetics (theories of art and beauty) to Theory of Knowledge. His first philosophy book, What Don’t You Know? hit the shelves in the spring of 2008. He also blogs for The Philosophers’ Magazine and has numerous academic publications. In addition to his love of wisdom, he has a great love of running. Michael started running at the age of fifteen. He tried out for the basketball team, but sucked badly. The coach told him that the track team had to take anyone and suggested that he become a runner. It turned out to be a great choice. He ran in high school and then ran in college. He kept running in grad school and still runs today, mostly to combat the effects of pie consumption. He is a member of the Gulf Winds Track Club, the local running club in Tallahassee. Michael also enjoys the martial arts, specifically tae kwon do. He started training in grad school at Ohio State and still practices today. He enjoys the physical and mental training. Plus, hitting a punching bag is a great way to burn off stress. It also makes it possible to survive committee meetings. He started gaming (Dungeons & Dragons) when he was 15 and fell in love with the idea of creating worlds and stories and ended up writing professionally for several game companies. Yes, gaming is for nerds- he freely accept his nerdtastic ways. He also enjoys computer and console gaming. Despite playing far too much World of Warcraft, he claims he is not obsessed with games and alleges that reality is still much better than virtual reality. He is very fond of animals and has two cats (Ash & Zax) and a hyper husky (Isis). Here are the links My philosophy blog: http://aphilosopher.wordpress.com/ The Philosophers’ Magazine Blog: http://blog.talkingphilosophy.com/ My website: www.opifexphoenix.com Gulf Winds Track Club: www.gulfwinds.org/

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AUDIO — Peace Revolution 002: The Million Dollar Education – Gnostic Media

Gnostic Media
January 21, 2010

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REFERENCES:

Gorgias by Plato 386 B.C.E.

The Republic by Plato 380 B.C.E.

Phaedrus by Plato 370 B.C.E.

The Art of Rhetoric by Aristotle 322 B.C.E.

The Metalogicon: A 12th Century Defense of the Trivium by John of Salisbury 1159 C.E.

Utopia by Sir Thomas More 1516

The Last Will and Testament of Cecil J. Rhodes by William T. Stead 1902

Public Opinion by Walter Lippmann 1921

Propaganda by Edward Bernays 1928

The Trivium: The Liberal Arts of Grammar, Logic, and Rhetoric by Sister Miriam Joseph 1937

The Lost Tools of Learning by Dorothy Sayers, Oxford 1947

Great Books of the Western World edited by Dr. Robert M. Hutchins 1952

The Reece Committee Report by Norman A. Dodd and Carroll Reece 1954

Tragedy and Hope, a History of the World in Our Time by Carroll Quigley 1966

The Hidden Agenda: How the Foundations controlling Education are also creating a World Government – An Interview with Norman Dodd (Transcript and Video) by G. Edward Griffin 1981

The Tavistock Institute of Human Relations: Shaping the Moral, Spiritual, Cultural, Political, and Economic Decline of the United States of America by Dr. John Coleman 1991

Dumbing us Down by John Taylor Gatto 1992

Outcome-Based Education by Ron Sunseri 1994

The Underground History of Education by John Taylor Gatto 2001

(you can also read The Underground History of Education on his site)

The Trivium Study Guide by Gene Odening 2009

Gnostic Media Podcasts 49, 50, and several recent podcasts 2009/2010


“Tag” Banned! Kindergarten Playground Now Safe from Children “running in packs”

by Kimberly Paxton
Activist Post
October 6, 2013

As you know, having children “running in packs” just won’t do, so a school system in Grand Rapids, Michigan is determined to put a stop to such unruly behavior.

“Tag” will no longer be allowed for the young students of the Zeeland Public School system.

On Wednesday, Oct. 2, New Groningen kindergarten teachers sent home a letter alerting parents to the policy. It described the problem of children “running in packs, pushing, knocking other children over, and making the game dangerous.”

On Thursday, Oct. 3, a follow up letter was sent home with students clarifying the policy after the “no tag” rule created a bit of controversy.

“We want our children to treat each other with respect, kindness, and with safety in mind,” said Ginger Smith, community relations manager for Zeeland Public Schools, on Friday. (source)

So….let’s see. In the past few months students have had the following experiences at school:

Are you starting to see a pattern here? An agenda?

The public school system is educating the kids all right. They are instilling in them a hive mentality, destroying critical thinking, and “wussifying” them to such a point of extreme sensitivity that they would cringe away from any type of confrontation, particularly one with a dreaded gun. They are purposely brainwashing the kids into thinking that any type of weapon is something to be greatly feared, as opposed to it being a tool that can be responsibly used. They are traumatizing children to instill a meek “follower” mentality.

The Powers That Be are creating their own version of job security. A bunch of young adults who were raised to be terrified of a little kid pointing his finger and yelling “pow pow” – well, they sure aren’t going to be the guys who stage a coup and overthrow a corrupt government, are they?

Kimberly Paxton is a staff writer for the Daily Sheeple, where this first appeared. She is based out of upstate New York.


VIDEO — Total Despair: Teachers strike for over 40 days, hit with tear gas in Brazil

RT
October 1, 2013

Clashes broke out in Rio de Janeiro’s busy downtown business district on Tuesday as police skirmished with striking schoolteachers. Teachers pressing for better pay had gathered in front of City Hall, where a vote on Mayor Eduardo Paes’ salary proposal was expected. The strikers oppose the proposal, which they say doesn’t go far enough to addressing their demands. Chaos broke out in late afternoon when police officers set off deafening percussion grenades and fired rubber bullets in this densely frequented commercial district. Negotiations between the city and the teachers’ unions have been acrimonious, and Tuesday was the strike’s 46th day.

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VIDEO — Alexis Psyop, School Sucks, Panera Cares – New World Next Week

New World Next Week
September 19, 2013

Welcome to http://NewWorldNextWeek.com — the video series from Corbett Report and Media Monarchy that covers some of the most important developments in open source intelligence news. This week:

Story #1: SWAT Team ‘Stood Down’ At Navy Yard Mass Shooting Scene
http://ur1.ca/fluzh
Probe Launched Over Claim That Elite Capitol Police Unit Blocked From Navy Yard Massacre
http://ur1.ca/fluzl
Navy Yard Shooter Carved ‘BETTER OFF THIS WAY’ And ‘MY E-L-F WEAPON’ Into Stock Of Gun
http://ur1.ca/fluzo
Ground Zero: Many Untold Anomalies to Aaron Alexis’ Story
http://ur1.ca/fluzv

Story #2: Child Star Says School Brainwashes Kids, Everyone Should Drop Out
http://ur1.ca/flv03
Video: Famous Actor Reveals Real Name, Gives Incredibly Insightful Speech About Hard Work And Generosity At Teen Choice Awards
http://ur1.ca/flv0d
Biotech Industry Slips Pro-GMO Propaganda Into Children’s School Textbooks
http://ur1.ca/flv0k
Is The BBC’s “Science Britannica” Yet Another Primetime Advertisement For GM?
http://ur1.ca/flv0m

Story #3: Panera Bread’s CEO Tries To Eat On $4.50 A Day
http://ur1.ca/flv0s
Flashback: Problems At Portland’s Panera Cares
http://ur1.ca/flv0t
Flashback: A Governor Truly Tightens His Belt
http://ur1.ca/flv11
Just What The Doctor Ordered: Med Students Team With Chefs
http://ur1.ca/flv19

Previous Episode: 9/11+12, Putin’s Op Ed, Kenyan Water
http://ur1.ca/flv1a


VIDEO — CUNY Students Confront War Criminal David Petraeus

YouTube — Briantelevision1
September 9, 2013

[hat tip: Wil Spencer]


U.S. Elementary School Homework Teaches Kids ‘Government Is Family’

If you are a public school student in America, apparently Uncle Sam literally believes he’s your uncle.

by Melissa Melton
Activist Post
September 2, 2013

Yesterday The Blaze reported on an homework sheet it received from the concerned parent of an Illinois fourth grader. The school is teaching children that the U.S. government is “like a nation’s family”.

Titled “What is Government?,” the worksheet goes on to teach the children:

Government is all of the agencies, departments, organizations, groups, individuals in a nation who make, carry out, enforce, and manage conflicts about rules and laws. Government is like a nation’s family. Families take care of children and make sure they are safe, healthy and educated, and free to enjoy life.

The sheet comes complete with a little cartoon drawing that depicts Uncle Sam holding a little baby wearing the same hallmark stars-and-stripes themed top hat.

The ten questions that follow go on to use a repetitive back-and-forth technique to thoroughly draw up similarities between a child’s family and the U.S. government. Examples include, “How does your family keep you safe?” followed by “How does the government keep its citizens safe?”and “How does your family keep you healthy?” followed by “How does the government keep its citizens healthy?”

Is this homework indoctrination and government propaganda at its finest being served up to brainwash young malleable minds in our nation’s public schools?

East Prairie School Superintendent Teri Madl told The Blaze in a statement, “It is meant to offer a simple analogy that helps children understand that part of a government’s role is to set rules, enforce those rules, and provide safety, security and freedom for its citizens. It is not an attempt to include and/or promote a political message.”

How this superintendent can claim this homework is not an attempt to include a political message when the whole entire worksheet appears to be one giant political message is beyond this writer’s ability to comprehend.

This worksheet goes against the very grain of the intent of our founding fathers who envisioned a limited government that would be kept in check from abusing its powers — to a government we live under today that invades every aspect of a person’s life as if it is trying to actually be a family instead of a government.

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VIDEO — A Mom Home Schooling and Steiner Teacher Training

108morris108
August 11, 2013

A Mom relates her home schooling and training to be a Steiner Teacher.