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Indoctrination + Regurgitation + Graduation ≠ An Education
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My name is Brett and I have worked in education for the last ten years, in a variety of capacities. I am currently the Vice Pre...


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January 23, 2015 10:54 PM PST
A short series about the roots of, forms of and remedies for procrastination. INTRODUCTION: A-B-C-D-E Examples REVIEW: -The Six Pillars of Self-Esteem (The Practices of Living Consciously, Self-Acceptance, Self-Responsibility, Self-Assertiveness, Living Purposefully and Personal Integrity) -The GTD Flow (Collect, Process, Organize, Review, Do) -REBT THE SIX TYPES OF PROCRASTINATORS: Style #1: Perfectionist. Reluctant to start or finish a task because they don't want anything less than perfect. Personality Type: Critical Thinking Style: All or nothing Speaking Style: I should... I have to... Acting Style Flawless Psychological Need For: Control Style #2: Dreamer. They don't like details. This makes ideas difficult to implement. Personality Type: Fanciful Thinking Style: Vague Speaking Style: I wish... Acting Style: Passive Psychological need for: Being special Style #3: Worrier. They have an excessive need for security, causing them to fear risk. They fear change, causing them to avoid finishing projects so they don't have to leave the comfort of the "known." Personality Type: Fearful Thinking Style: Indecisive Speaking Style: What if...? Acting Style: Cautious Psychological Need For: Security Style #4: Defier. A rebel seeking to buck the rules. By procrastinating, they are setting their own schedule -- one that nobody else can predict or control. More subtle forms are called passive-aggressive. Personality Type: Resistant Thinking Style: Oppositional Speaking Style: Why should I...? Acting Style: Rebellious Psychological Need For: Non-conformity Style #5: Crisis-Maker. Addicted to the adrenaline rush of living on the edge. Personality Type: Over-emotional Thinking Style: Agitated Speaking Style: Extremes - "Unbelievable" Acting Style: Dramatic Psychological Need For: Attention Style #6: Over-Doer. Says yes to too much because they are unable or unwilling to make choices and establish priorities. They have difficulty making decisions. Prime candidate for burnout. Personality Type: Busy Thinking Style: Compelled Speaking Style: Can't say "no" Acting Style: Do-it-all Psychological Need For: Self-reliance (From It's About Time:The 6 Styles of Procrastination and How to Overcome Them by Dr. Linda Sapadin. Book Overview by Kathy Paauw) Shop: Look Closer: David Allen, Getting Things Done - http://www.davidco.com/ The Trivium method - http://www.triviumeducation.com/ tragedyandhope.com - http://www.tragedyandhope.com/ Rational Emotive Behavior Therapy - http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rational_emotive_behavior_therapy ABC Worksheet - http://www.stressgroup.com/ABCworksheet.html It's About Time:The 6 Styles of Procrastination and How to Overcome Them - http://www.orgcoach.net/overcomeprocrastination.html
January 20, 2015 08:21 AM PST
A short series about the roots of, forms of and remedies for procrastination. REVIEW: -Worrying is at the root of most procrastination We CAN transform worry into rational action RATIONAL EMOTIVE BEHAVIOR THERAPY includes: 1. Thinking Techniques 2. Emotional Techniques 3. Behavioral Techniques THINKING TECHNIQUES -It's the practice of living consciously -THE ABC TOOL: + D and E -(D) Dispute: Scientific Method – find proof, active process, thinking can just run on unevaluated -(E) Effective new philosophy: thought through some repetition -Modeling or Mentoring -My time at Tragedy and Hope -Looking into people, not up to them -Teaching -Semantic precision -GTD, do actions, not projects EMOTIONAL TECHNIQUES -It's the practice of self-acceptance -Rational-emotive imagery: (the stoic action of negative visualization) -Imagine and experience failure BEHAVIORAL TECHNIQUES -It's the practice of self-responsibility and the practice of self-assertiveness -what comes first: motivation or action? -keeping records of things done to dispute the idea "I am ineffective" -2-minute rule -Shame attacking exercise – for people that put themselves down or worry about disapproval of others -Journaling, recording -Do what you are afraid of doing Shop: Look Closer: David Allen, Getting Things Done - http://www.davidco.com/ The Trivium method - http://www.triviumeducation.com/ tragedyandhope.com - http://www.tragedyandhope.com/ Rational Emotive Behavior Therapy - http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rational_emotive_behavior_therapy ABC Worksheet - http://www.stressgroup.com/ABCworksheet.html The Tim Ferriss Show Ep. 17: The Power of Negative Visualization - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rws-Oe-0Dec
January 17, 2015 06:18 AM PST
A short series about the roots of, forms of and remedies for procrastination. INTRODUCTION: -Worrying is at the root of most procrastination -Brett's podcast performance anxiety -Can we transform worry into rational action? RATIONAL EMOTIVE BEHAVIOR THERAPY: -Albert Ellis and the origins of REBT -an answer to Behaviorism -replacing self-defeating thoughts with positive and actionable ones -meditation lessons -REBT and Stoicism -REBT criticisms -psychological issues have 3 components: biological, behavioral, psychodynamic THE THREE TYPES OF WORRY: -conditions (distant) -discomfort (interpersonal) -ego (self) THE ABC TOOL: -Activating Event/Agitation/Adversity -Beliefs 1) list the irrational Beliefs (list the beliefs that led to your reaction/behavior) 2) list replacement rational Beliefs (are measurable, objective, rooted in reality) -Consequences (of A) your self defeating behaviors that you want to change, such as anger, anxiety, depression, guilt, self-loathing, feelings of worthlessness, awfulizing, low frustration tolerance, etc. The Consequences are what you feel about/from (A). It makes sense to start here because it's what you actually feel first. “In life, our first job is this: to divide and distinguish things into two categories: externals I cannot control, but the choices I make with regard to them I do control. Where will I find good and bad? In me, in my choices.” -Epictetus Look Closer: David Allen, Getting Things Done - http://www.davidco.com/ The Trivium method - http://www.triviumeducation.com/ tragedyandhope.com - http://www.tragedyandhope.com/ Rational Emotive Behavior Therapy - http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rational_emotive_behavior_therapy ABC Worksheet - http://www.stressgroup.com/ABCworksheet.html
January 09, 2015 03:18 PM PST
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" -1915 - Mutual Film Corporation v Ohio Industrial Commission, Supreme Court Case - Movies deemed "not free speech," so government censorship was "justified" - now they were just waiting for reasons to move in further -US v Motion Picture film The Spirit of 76 -The Fatty Arbuckle Scandal -Journalists like WR Hearst were pushing this idea that the business needed to be cleaned up -over 100 bills for censorship were submitted to congress in the early 1920s -defensive act: 1922 Motion Picture producers and Distributors of America start working with William H. Hayes. Hayes acts as a buffer between Hollywood and Washington, or a kind of lobbyist, PR -1927: committee formed to develop a list of 11 don'ts and 25 be-carefuls -then it escalates in 1927 with a new development - SOUND -because now who could go to the movies? children -and sound makes film even more real -1930 - Motion Pictures Production Code, Hayes Code -1934 - Production Code Administration studios agreed, kept Washington at bay, avoided boycotts aided mass production with a reliable formula -But who gets to have input? -Hitler in Hollywood? -Reticence of Jewish studio moguls 3. HISTORY - HOW THE CODE FALLS APART: -Reason #1: Supreme Court Decisions 1948 - United States v. Paramount Pictures, Inc. 1952 - Joseph Burstyn, Inc. v. Wilson -Reason #2: Competition Television, had an even stricter code Rod Serling explains how censorship led to the creation of ‘The Twilight Zone’ Foreign Films/ Art house Changing culture sexual content that would have previously been banned by the Code was being retained -Reason #3: REBELIOUS FILMMAKERS: Otto Preminger Billy Wilder's Some Like It Hot 1964 Sidney Lumet's "Pawnbroker" 1966 "Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf?" 4. CENSORSHIP/CONTROVERSY AFTER THE CODE -1970-1972: It wasn't just the government and the church: The Godfather - Hollywood makes a deal with the mob -1971: Stanley Kubrick pulled A Clockwork Orange -UK: Kubrick asked Warner Brothers to withdraw the film from British distribution. In response to allegations that the film was responsible for copycat violence Kubrick stated: "To try and fasten any responsibility on art as the cause of life seems to me to put the case the wrong way around. Art consists of reshaping life, but it does not create life, nor cause life. Furthermore, to attribute powerful suggestive qualities to a film is at odds with the scientifically accepted view that, even after deep hypnosis in a posthypnotic state, people cannot be made to do things which are at odds with their natures." -US: The National Catholic Office for Motion Pictures rated it C ("Condemned"), a rating which forbade Roman Catholics seeing the film. Full Video: Coming Soon Look Closer: Brett's Show Notes Folder - https://www.evernote.com/pub/brettveinotte/hollywoodcensorship Liberty Conspiracy - http://libertyconspiracy.com/
January 05, 2015 01:46 PM PST
Bill Buppert of zerogov.com returns for some listener Q&A on Stoicism and a few other subjects. Discussed/Answered: - Stoicism and home education - Generating interest in philosophy - Material simplicity - A Stoic approach to personal finances and minimizing debt burdens - De-FOOing, Freedomain Radio call-ins, family and psychotherapy - Stoicism in marriages and family relationships, producing more win-win situations - The Anarchist/Abolitionist Gender Gap Bumper Music: "Wind of Change" - Scorpions "Lessons" - Rush Look Closer: Bill Buppert's Site - http://zerogov.com/ Stoicism 101: A quick guide to the philosophy - http://hackthesystem.com/blog/stoicism-101-a-quick-guide-to-the-philosophy/ Stoicsm Overview - http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Stoicism Why Aren’t More Women Libertarians? - http://www.libertarianism.org/columns/why-arent-more-women-libertarians Mentioned: Battle of the Teutoburg Forest - http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Battle_of_the_Teutoburg_Forest Mentioned: How Dramatically Did Women’s Suffrage Change the Size and Scope of Government? - http://www.law.uchicago.edu/files/files/60.Lott_.Suffrage.complete-25633.pdf
January 03, 2015 04:34 PM PST
Bill Buppert of zerogov.com is back to conclude our discussion of the philosophy of Stoicism. Covered: 1. Deciding what kind of person you want to be 2. The choice between a quest for status and the search for achievement 3. The vital need to resist the corrosive influence of bureaucratization on the Stoic spirit 4. Avoiding "neutrality" in a moral crisis 5. Deciding how to make the best of adversity 6. Recognizing the price we may have to pay when we choose an act out of conscience or principle 7. Understanding the nature of courage as a conscious choice to submit oneself to the spirit of endurance "What we choose to emphasize in this complex history will determine our lives. If we see only the worst, it destroys our capacity to do something. If we remember those times and places—and there are so many—where people have behaved magnificently, this gives us the energy to act, and at least the possibility of sending this spinning top of a world in a different direction. And if we do act, in however small a way, we don’t have to wait for some grand utopian future. The future is an infinite succession of presents, and to live now as we think human beings should live, in defiance of all that is bad around us, is itself a marvelous victory.” ― Howard Zinn, A Power Governments Cannot Suppress Bill's Reading List: My top three for the novice are: -A Guide to the Good Life: The Ancient Art of Stoic Joy -A Man in Full -The Emperor's Handbook: A New Translation of The Meditations) To get better acquainted with the philosophy: The Obstacle Is The Way: Tim Ferriss Audio Edition Here is the most comprehensive list I could find that I agree with all the choices: Stoicsm Books This is a terrific resource and dirt cheap on Amazon:The Stoic and Epicurean Philosophers: The Complete Extant Writings of Epicurus, Epictetus, Lucretius and Marcus Aurelius Bumper Music: "I'm Your Captain/Closer To Home" - Grand Funk Railroad "Fortunate Son" - Creedence Clearwater Revival "Student Demonstration Time" The Beach Boys Look Closer: Bill Buppert's Site - http://zerogov.com/ Stoicism and Hormetism - http://gettingstronger.org/stoicism/ Change your receptors, change your set point - http://gettingstronger.org/2010/10/change-your-setpoint/ Stoicism 101: A quick guide to the philosophy - http://hackthesystem.com/blog/stoicism-101-a-quick-guide-to-the-philosophy/ Real Mind Control: The 21-Day No-Complaint Experiment, by Tim Ferriss - http://fourhourworkweek.com/2007/09/18/real-mind-control-the-21-day-no-complaint-experiment/ Stoicsm Overview - http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Stoicism
December 26, 2014 11:00 PM PST
(Continued) Today we look at a video from self-proclaimed liberal atheist Steve Shives. Targeting libertarianism, this video is part of his "5 Stupid Things About..." collection. Many of you might enjoy some of his work, so please check out his website, stevelikestocurse.com. SERIES BACKGROUND: We are now rebooting the series for the purposes of review and expansion. Tony Myers will be the permanent co-host for these episodes. See Tony's past School Sucks contributions here, and please have a look at Tony's comprehensive notes on the science of logic here. 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 Discussion With Tony Myers: -Applying the Trivium -The rhetorical approach of Steve Shives -More on why we failed in our first attempt to record this show -Fallacies in "Stupid Things" numbers four and five -The "Robber Barons" 4. It puts On Airs We Agree but an atheist has nothing on libertarians? What about statists? Ideas are so good we're justified carrying them out by the use or threat of violence 5. It's Naive Yes, in a world we've inherited from complete insanity, it is. Irony - graphic while describing libertarian dystopia "Robber Barons: Proof that libertarianism does not work" did you do your homework on these people? GRAMMAR who are the Robber Barons? when did they exist? What did they do Where did they get their power? These questions could launch us in to a whole historiographical discussion about the origin and intention of that term, and it's staying power in college textbooks of today. The Truth About the "Robber Barons" - Thomas J. DiLorenzo - Mises Daily As common as it is to speak of "robber barons," most who use that term are confused about the role of capitalism in the American economy and fail to make an important distinction — the distinction between what might be called a market entrepreneur and a political entrepreneur. A pure market entrepreneur, or capitalist, succeeds financially by selling a newer, better, or less expensive product on the free market without any government subsidies, direct or indirect. The key to his success as a capitalist is his ability to please the consumer, for in a capitalist society the consumer ultimately calls the economic shots. By contrast, a political entrepreneur succeeds primarily by influencing government to subsidize his business or industry, or to enact legislation or regulation that harms his competitors. So if we accept the idea of the malevolence of the robber baron, we have proof that the state is dangerous. Music: Tycho - "Dictaphones Lament" Wham - "Freedom" Look Closer: Will Durant - The Story of Philosophy - http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Story_of_Philosophy Tragedy & Hope Communications - http://www.tragedyandhope.com/ Trivium Education - http://www.triviumeducation.com/trivium/ Logical Fallacies Handlist - http://web.cn.edu/kwheeler/fallacies_list.html

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December 22, 2014 09:25 AM PST
Today we look at a video from self-proclaimed liberal atheist Steve Shives. Targeting libertarianism, this video is part of his "5 Stupid Things About..." collection. Many of you might enjoy some of his work, so please check out his website, stevelikestocurse.com. SERIES BACKGROUND: We are now rebooting the series for the purposes of review and expansion. Tony Myers will be the permanent co-host for these episodes. See Tony's past School Sucks contributions here, and please have a look at Tony's comprehensive notes on the science of logic here. 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 Discussion With Tony Myers: -Applying the Trivium -The rhetorical approach of Steve Shives -Why this video? -Why we failed in our first attempt to record this show -Fallacies in the first 3 "Stupid Things" 1. It's selfish The most important thing in debate is proper identification; an easy way to win a debate is to define things however you want and get away with it. This allows for a rhetorical strategy we call Hedging – using words with ambiguous meanings, then changing the meaning of them later. Steve's defining characteristic - selfishness? What about property Rights? Self-ownership? The NAP? 2. It alienates people from the government I don't feel this way at all; GOVT is people and the state is a dangerous superstition. It's another religion from which we, like Steve Shives, work to free people. Philosophical implication: we should be connected to the government we have a duty or responsibility to society that libertarians are dodging 3. It's anachronistic This entire thing is the stolen concept fallacy. Requiring the truth of the something that you are simultaneously trying to disprove. Appeal to novelty - Argument: libertarianism is bad cause it's old, especially compared to the blessings of the state in the 20th century Principle: things that are old are not preferable to things that are newer definition problem again -Libertarianism as political movement in the US goes back to the early 1970s -you can go back further to some of Rand's conclusions decades earlier with respect to the fourth branch of philosophy : politics -Spooner -Discourse on Voluntary Servitude, or the Anti-Dictator, mid-1500s it's still like 4000 years newer than the state Music: Traditional - "Faith Is the Victory" Joan Osborn - "What If God Was One of Us?" Traditional - "Adestes Fideles" Norman Greenbaum - "Spirit In The Sky" Kutless - "What Faith Can Do" Look Closer: Will Durant - The Story of Philosophy - http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Story_of_Philosophy Tragedy & Hope Communications - http://www.tragedyandhope.com/ Trivium Education - http://www.triviumeducation.com/trivium/ Logical Fallacies Handlist - http://web.cn.edu/kwheeler/fallacies_list.html

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December 22, 2014 08:16 AM PST
(Highlights, 30 minutes) Episode 56 with Brett Veinotte creator of The School Sucks Project which discuses home-education, self-education, critical thinking, peaceful parenting, personal growth, nonviolent communication & non-aggression. Clip 1: Was America deliberately dumbed down? Clip 2: College choices Look Closer: Visit the Ripple Effect - http://rvtheory6.podomatic.com/ Charlotte Thomson Iserbyt - http://www.deliberatedumbingdown.com/
December 19, 2014 10:18 AM PST
Bill Buppert of zerogov.com is back to continue our discussion of the philosophy of Stoicism. Covered: 1. The meaning of life 2. How do we face our day? 3. Knowing what you can control and knowing what you can't 4. Happiness can only be found within 5. Events don't necessarily hurt us but our views of them can 6. Character matters more than reputation 7. Renouncing self-conceit and arrogance 8. Where is your line of goodness in life? Bill's Reading List: My top three for the novice are: -A Guide to the Good Life: The Ancient Art of Stoic Joy -A Man in Full -The Emperor's Handbook: A New Translation of The Meditations) To get better acquainted with the philosophy: The Obstacle Is The Way: Tim Ferriss Audio Edition Here is the most comprehensive list I could find that I agree with all the choices: Stoicsm Books This is a terrific resource and dirt cheap on Amazon:The Stoic and Epicurean Philosophers: The Complete Extant Writings of Epicurus, Epictetus, Lucretius and Marcus Aurelius Bumper Music: "20th Century Man" - The Kinks "The Trees" - Rush Look Closer: Bill Buppert's Site - http://zerogov.com/ Stoicism and Hormetism - http://gettingstronger.org/stoicism/ Change your receptors, change your set point - http://gettingstronger.org/2010/10/change-your-setpoint/ Stoicism 101: A quick guide to the philosophy - http://hackthesystem.com/blog/stoicism-101-a-quick-guide-to-the-philosophy/ Real Mind Control: The 21-Day No-Complaint Experiment, by Tim Ferriss - http://fourhourworkweek.com/2007/09/18/real-mind-control-the-21-day-no-complaint-experiment/ Stoicsm Overview - http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Stoicism
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