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Why, Oh Why, Is Poop So Pervasive in Pop Culture Now??

Why, Oh Why, Is Poop So Pervasive in Pop Culture Now??

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The Shut-In Economy

The Shut-In Economy

In the new world of on-demand everything, you’re either pampered, isolated royalty — or you’re a 21st century servant. Angel the concierge stands behind a lobby desk at a luxe apartment building in downtown San Francisco, and describes the residents of this imperial, 37-story tower. “Ubers, Squares, a few Twitters,” she says. “A lot of work-from-homers.” […]

Prison vs School: The Tour

Prison vs School: The Tour

The War on Kids’ shows how American public schools have failed in their mission to provide education, erode the country’s democratic foundation by denying the most basic civil rights to youth, and often resemble prisons. Amazing how we model our schools after prisons but yet the prisons are in better shape. I know a few […]

What Planes?

What Planes?

Even if you know little about planes and metal, you know that aluminum and plastic is no match for a concrete wall and sold steel beams. This is a very good summary of just how people were duped on September 11, 2001. The footage of the South Tower hit exemplifies several anomalies, including a Boeing […]

ReThink911 Toronto Subway Ad: Riders Will See Footage of WTC 7 Collapse

ReThink911 Toronto Subway Ad: Riders Will See Footage of WTC 7 Collapse

Today, March 18th, the ReThink911 group launched a new ad campaign that is showcased within the Toronto subway system (TTC.) This campaign will be running for 2 weeks and approximately 1.2 million residents of Toronto will see video footage of the collapse of World Trade Center 7 compared to a controlled demolition with the caption […]

With Just Days to Spare, Senate Extends NDAA Streak

With Just Days to Spare, Senate Extends NDAA Streak

For the second time this week, the US Senate has sent legislation to the president’s desk that will have a big impact on Pentagon policies and budgeting. In a vote that ended around 11:40 p.m. Thursday, the chamber voted 84-15 to pass the 2014 national defense authorization act (NDAA), which clears the Pentagon to spend […]

Everything You Think You Know about Mass Murder Is Wrong

Everything You Think You Know about Mass Murder Is Wrong

There are a lot of things we think we know about mass shootings: that they come about when mentally unstable individuals suddenly snap; that there are more and more of them every year; that smarter and stricter laws can help prevent them. A new article in the journal Homicide Studies says that all of those […]

Dumb Downed Words Added To Oxford Dictionary

Dumb Downed Words Added To Oxford Dictionary

We’ve just added some srsly buzzworthy words to our online dictionary – squee! With influences ranging from technology to fashion, there is something for everyone in the update. If you are someone who always leaves prepping for a party to the last minute, you’ll be relieved to know that you can now click and collect, […]

What If Money Was No Object?

What If Money Was No Object?

If money did not matter, what would you want to do with your life? These timeless words of wisdom from the late great Alan Watts can change your life. What do you desire? What makes you itch?  What sort of a situation would you like? Let’s suppose, I do this often in vocational guidance of students, they […]

The Zen TV Experiment

The Zen TV Experiment

“How Many of You Know How to Watch Television?” “How many of you know how to watch television?” I asked my class one day. After a few bewildered and silent moments, slowly, one by one, everyone haltingly raised their hands. We soon acknowledged that we were all “experts,” as Harold Garfinkel would say, in the […]

TN Student Speaks Out About Common Core

TN Student Speaks Out About Common Core

It’s interesting to hear a student opinion on Common Core as he views it in relation to teacher effectiveness. He’s an amazing speaker, and well worth spending 5 minutes to listen to. A couple of my favorite quotes in here include – “If everything I learned in [high] school was a measurable objective, I haven’t […]

16 People On Things They Couldn’t Believe About America Until They Moved Here

16 People On Things They Couldn’t Believe About America Until They Moved Here

A lot of people around the world have ideas of what America is like, possibly thanks to Hollywood, or their local news channels, and maybe from what they’ve heard from families and friends. But then, they came here, to the grand old United States and their minds exploded. 1. Rakib Islam I am originally from […]

Common Core: The Rise Of Pearson (oh, and following the money)

Common Core: The Rise Of Pearson (oh, and following the money)

A long post that is worth a read here on the rise and influence of Pearson and corporate influence in education reform. Take pause, friends. Take pause but feel free to share and post comments here.Thoughts? If you haven’t heard of Pearson, perhaps you have heard of one of the publishers they own, like Adobe, […]

MUST READ: Propganda By Edward L. Bernays

MUST READ: Propganda By Edward L. Bernays

Bernays, described as the father of the media age, was the nephew of Sigmund Freud. “Propaganda,” he wrote, “got to be a bad word because of the Germans . . . so what I did was to try and find other words [such as] Public Relations.” Bernays used Freud’s theories about control of the subconscious […]

Study Shows Why Some People Can’t Wake Up

Study Shows Why Some People Can’t Wake Up

Ever wondered why some people who seem otherwise educated on all other fronts appear hopelessly trapped in the left-right paradigm? Yale law professor Dan Kahan put together a study which essentially found that people were less likely to choose a mathematically correct answer if it went against their political beliefs. To boil it down, groups […]

CORE: Making Children Stupider Around The World

CORE: Making Children Stupider Around The World

I often tell people who want to research a company or government entity that they should seek out the audited “Annual Financial Report” for that corporation, association, etc. The fact is that all aggregate corporations, both public and private, are statutorily required to create, independently audit, and file with the U.S. Federal Government a Comprehensive […]

Flight 175...Rare Video

Flight 175…Rare Video

This video demonstrates how the news media faked the 9/11 terror plot…It really comes down to a movie within a movie. With control over the mainstream media, the government can make people believe anything, including a ‘terrorist attack’.         9/11 Michael Hezarkhani’s Faked Planes

How Raytheon software tracks you online...Must Watch!

How Raytheon software tracks you online…Must Watch!

In this video obtained by the Guardian, Raytheon’s ‘principal investigator’ Brian Urch explains how the Rapid Information Overlay Technology (Riot) software uses photographs on social networks. These images sometimes contain latitude and longitude details — automatically embedded by smartphones within so-called ‘exif header data’. Riot pulls out this information, analysing not only the photographs posted […]

Police now accompanying Smart Meter installations

Police now accompanying Smart Meter installations

As if police in most major cities didn’t have enough to do already, now they are being deployed as enforcers for the nanny state. Cops in Naperville, Ill., a suburb of Chicago, have arrested two mothers after they attempted to block utility workers from installing so-called “smart meters” on their homes. The women, who were […]

Bilderberg Member Thiel Owns the US GOV Favorite Data Mining Corporation

Bilderberg Member Thiel Owns the US GOV Favorite Data Mining Corporation

Peter Thiel, former owner of PayPal and current member of the Steering Committee of the Bilderberg Group, also owns Palantir Technologies, Inc. (PT), a software corporation that produces platforms for Java and web-based systems that analyze integrate and visualize digital data of all kinds. PT provides software that solves “technical problems” like “combating terrorism, prosecuting […]