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Darby Adult Ed classes

This semester I am offering three classes through the Darby Adult Education program. Their local reach is great with direct mail flyers going to every mailbox in the Darby zip code. I notice their website is not functioning, so I will do a little boosting of my class offerings here. Community Threat Workshop-Probability/Severity Exercise Instructor will explain the Probability/Severity exercise format, then lead a participatory workshop designed to assess and with potential disruptions to our community. The group with then develop action items for highest level threats. Instructor: Ted Dunlap Day(s): Saturday Dates: September 30 (1 class) Time: 10:00 am to 12:00 am Location: Darby Community Public Library Meeting Room Student Fee: $4.00/$2.00 seniors 60+ Materials/Material Fee: None Two Way […]

Indoctrination, Intimidation & Intolerance: What Passes for Education Today

I receive regular essays and notifications from The Rutherford Institute. Today’s is so spot-on that I cannot resist sharing it with you intact. Their work is always excellent. This is just one example. Visit their website. Subscribe to their announcements and news for free. They are clearly dedicated to getting the word out … against our oppressors. – Ted     Indoctrination, Intimidation & Intolerance: What Passes for Education Today By John & Nisha Whitehead August 08, 2023   “Every day in communities across the United States, children and adolescents spend the majority of their waking hours in schools that have increasingly come to resemble places of detention more than places of learning.”—Investigative journalist Annette Fuentes This is what it […]

Congratulations Graduates

Grocery store fliers arrived in today’s mail. A major feature this week is a full-page offering of sugar-coated nutrient-deficient white flour creations with variations of messages congratulating kids for surviving more than a decade of regular attendance in government indoctrination centers. Their marketing phrases it differently, but that is the essence of the message. Now the ones who performed twelve years’-worth of the required tricks well will be encouraged to endure another four or more until their youthful energy and creativity period has passed. Perfect system if you want worker bees comfortable with their fetters. Not so good if you wish to build a healthy society. Did I ever mention how few regrets I have from dropping out of […]

Mises Institute videos for beginners

Mises was founded to promote and educate about real economics, also known as Austrian Economics. Completely unlike the voodoo sold to the masses in order that the grand theft can be hidden, Austrian Economics is actually easy to understand, helps make sense out of economies, fits with our human behavior experiences and (horror of horrors) exposes the fraudulent banksters and political prostitutes. In a series of videos Mises.org breaks the fundamentals down into comprehensible bite-sized pieces for kids and adults. They are available for free to watch or download for later viewing at the two pages linked below. Economics for Beginners What Has Government Done to Our Money? […]

The Great College Education Con

By August Harriman As far back as the 1800s, when college was reserved for the elite, there were those, including Mark Twain, who had their doubts as to its usefulness. Observed Twain: “Some people get an education without going to college. The rest get it after they get out.” Twain may not be far off the mark. How much knowledge is actually attained in college? If graduates were to stand on a soapbox and be required to recall all they learned while in university, most would come to silence within 5 minutes. If education per se was the goal, it is a poor return on investment. If graduating students could choose only one — the education they gained during those […]

Parents OK With Government Brainwashing Children If It Means Free Babysitting

The Babylon Bee often puts the truth out so starkly that they get away with it because commoners think it is sarcasm, satire or humor. This is one of those that is supremely blunt, but like the printed supermarket tabloids that preceded these guys, it is okay as long as the sheep think it is not serious. – Ted –   The Babylon Bee U.S. Study Finds Most Parents OK With Government Brainwashing Their Children If It Means Free Babysitting     U.S.—A new study has found that the vast majority of parents are OK with the government indoctrinating their children if it means that they get to drop their kids off somewhere for free for seven hours a day. […]

schools have a right to stab their charges

A current debate topic surrounds the government indoctrination centers injecting neuro-toxins into schoolchildren because “the parents consented to whatever we want to do by sending their children here”. Nothing the parents do or say provides any apparent deterrent to a school administration that decides to forcibly vaccinate the kids. Combinations of tar, feathers, ropes, and trees all seem to have gone out of fashion … along with all other remnants of a free society. You know I am wholly against the maliciously mislabeled, reliably destructive, and often deadly thing they call “vaccine”. However, parents who send their offspring to be programmed into cosmically confused, hyper-complacent, obedient to “authority”, compliant, subordinate servants by their government have already abdicated any valuable […]

my descent into awareness

How does one go from being perfectly normal to occupying the fringe I find myself in? Credit my oldest daughter … though I may well have found another route here had that one not come along, but I remember the turning point she brought home. In primary school she and her best friend shared the scholastic top of their class. The friend’s dad struck it rich, and she went off to an exclusive private high school for ninth grade. My daughter’s Dad couldn’t afford that, so she went to government high school. The next year a full-ride scholarship was offered to my girl, so she rejoined her best friend where they resumed their academic excellence positions. * This school was […]

10 Most Devastating Impacts Of Homeschooling Your Kids

This is another good guest contribution to the Babylon Bee , and from there to here. It comes courtesy of The Tuttle Twins publishers. These are books written to explain liberty, integrity, open markets and similar concepts to children. If you know of children or have a library in your community, consider getting these publications into their hands. – Ted –     Brought to you by:          So– you wanna homeschool your kid, huh? Well, it might not all be as great as you think. Read on for a list of reasons homeschooling may completely ruin your kid.  1. Homeschooling makes your children much more likely to grow up to become cisgender: Is that what you want, […]

9 Ways To Survive As A Non-Leftist On A College Campus

The Babylon Bee hits a home run with this article. It was contributed to them by long-time friends of mine the Advocates for Self Government. – Ted – It’s not easy being a non-leftist on a college campus these days. How do you remain true to your beliefs while being successful in a place run by people who want to cancel you forever? Here are 9 tips for survival:  1. Leave immediately: Leave. GET OUT while you still can! These people are completely insane. Become a union pipe-fitter. They make more than college graduates anyway. You’re welcome. 2. Hide all your Thomas Sowell and Milton Friedman books in a secret compartment in your dorm: Hide them behind your alcohol and illegal drugs, where your […]

Pre-Bait

A high school senior I know who has demonstrated strong academic performance has been offered $1,000 towards tuition at the college she currently plans to attend. Upon hearing about that I coined the term “PRE-BAIT”. Today’s teens are on track to know nothing about economics … just like everyone else. A thousand bucks sounds pretty exciting in their small world. It is going to take them more than four years to catch the bigger picture of the destination this track takes them to. The standard now is a four-year degree in soft-core education with no commensurate income enhancement; a $100,000 college debt to be paid off over the next 50 years working their way up from table-wiping, through burger-flipping […]

arguing using facts and logic is quite often a waste of time, thought and energy

“A religion is sometimes a source of happiness and I would not deprive anyone of happiness. But it is a comfort appropriate for the weak, not for the strong—and you are strong. The great trouble with religion—any religion—is that a religionist, having accepted certain propositions by faith, cannot thereafter judge those propositions by evidence. One may bask in at the warm fire of faith or choose to live in the bleak uncertainty of reason—but one cannot have both,” ― Robert A. Heinlein, Friday In my post card from California I marveled at the fictions the left-coasters hold onto with a death grip whilst judging those of other wisdom to be inferior. The one thing they of the other persuasion have […]

Do not call it “education” … it is anything but

John Taylor Gatto, New York City Teacher of the Year and New York State Teacher of the Year has been exposing the indoctrination system for what it is and offering alternatives to parents willing to put some time and effort into raising their children themselves. He is in good company with Ron Paul, Mises.org and others who have created curriculums for home schooling and alternative schools. It is easier now than ever to defend your offspring from the indoctrination centers. Ah, but what am I talking about? I share a video and link to an article that explains further. How To Protect Your Children From Indoctrination Authored by Linnea Johnson via The Organic Prepper blog, Do you look on with […]

crushing American exceptionalism

In October 2007, my small-town community of Grangeville had a shot at breaking out of stagnation. Sadly it devolved into the same old “community leaders” making sure nothing changed. BUT that isn’t what I’m writing about here. That 12 year old post is here: Idaho Liberty.com – Community Vision. The numbers may have changed slightly; were I betting I would say for the worse. A startling revelation came to us from the facilitator at those meetings and stuck with me: 40% of American 12-year-olds expected to create their own businesses; to be self-employed and even employers as adults. That number drops to 4% by high school graduation. You and I can see it happen. We may not know his number […]