Don't Stay in School

The track “Don’t Stay in School” by Boyinaband went viral about 3 weeks ago.

Its worth a listen – even if you don’t like hip hop or androgynous looking men with long hair. He has nailed my feelings on this subject, It is now one of my favourite tunes.

After the deluge of interest in the the track the artist has said in a later video that he has big plans to continue taking this issue foreword. On the video below he is explaining how one school is making changes after the song being viewed by most of the students and staff.

Good work Boyinaband!

 

 

Taking back government

Governments are out of control

With the bail outs and quantitative easing governments are successfully keeping up the illusion of prosperity at the cost of impoverishing future generations. This will effect all of us in one way or another (that includes Australia).  I have written on this at length in a previous article entitle unfolding economic shift. Whilst spending vast amounts of money many governments are also eroding personal liberties, conducting illegal activities, vote rigging and working in increasing secrecy whilst intruding more and more  onto our own privacy.

The recent evidence brought out by Edward Snowden highlighting the widespread government secret surveillance to people around the world shows how this is becoming routine in some countries. Privacy International recently published the a study that showed how endemic this is becoming (see below).

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Tunnelbear & Why Libertarianism is so Dangerous

Tunnel bearTunnelbear is free it allows you to view the web as if you reside in a different country.

There was a video on youtube that was blocked and only available in the US do I was able to use Tunnelbear to view the video. Very useful.

Why Is libertarianism So Dangerous?

The video is a very clever story about society and was well worth installing tunnelbear for – see below

 

If you watched the video and feel you are not really clear about what liberty is below is video that explains it entitled “The philosophy of liberty”.

Tunnelbear & Why Libertarianism is so Dangerous

Tunnel bearTunnelbear is free it allows you to view the web as if you reside in a different country.

There was a video on youtube that was blocked and only available in the US do I was able to use Tunnelbear to view the video. Very useful.

Why Is libertarianism So Dangerous?

The video is a very clever story about society and was well worth installing tunnelbear for – see below

 

If you watched the video and feel you are not really clear about what liberty is below is video that explains it entitled “The philosophy of liberty”.

Fluoridation does not work

Fluoridation is a controversial issue.

I have recently watched a video of Dr John Colquhoun from New Zealand who was a leading fluoridation promoter who changed his mind through examining the results of the test that he was asked to conduct on behalf of the New Zealand Government.

This video shows significant evidence that shows that  fluoridation made no difference to numbers of cavities. He also shows detrimental health effects caused by fluoridation.

There are many dental and medical professionals with years of experience that support fluoridation this was something that Dr Colquhoun was upset and confused about John made the comment on this later in this video

The professional education they receive conditions them to accept their authorities rather than make independent judgement themselves. They are taught that this the accepted orthodoxy. This is what our experts say is the case and its a state of mind which shows a defect in the nature of our professional education.

All roads lead to education. I have written at length about this on the usethetrivium site

Documentaries on TV dumb you down

I believe the biggest threat to our world is not global warming, war, or poverty, it is an absence of critical thought.

To solve any problem it first requires the skills of critical thought. These are skills that most people do not use and when do try to apply critical thinking it is often faulty.

I have witten more about the problems people have with critical thinking here . Television, after public schooling, is a significant cause of this reduction in our abilities to think critically. The North Korean propaganda video below shows how corrupt and stupid western society is. They didn’t have to try very hard as its all there….on television.

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My Top 10 Books 2013

People that don’t read books are missing out.

I love books I also love consuming information through media such as podcasts. However books provide a method of learning complex topics in a way you cannot learn from other media. I wrote an article on the effect of media and critical though on the usethetrivium website.
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Unfolding Economic Shift

[note color=”#CCCCFF”]The world is changing, we are currently witnessing a shift in power which will have a huge impact on people that don’t see it coming. Brazil, Russia, India, China and South Africa and now Australia by making the decision to trade directly with china are moving off the US dollar as reserve currency it marks a move in world power away from US and European dominance.

Ultimately the western currencies will devalue and economic power and output will move to the places where they are protected from the financial meltdown. The countries in the BRICS alliance are well placed to be the beneficiaries of the shift. Coorporations and transnational companies and individuals may well benefit from all the mess but most of the non-informed propagandised public will be hurt significantly in the panic and by the lower standard of living that will accompany the shift.

In this post I will describe what being a reserve currency means and my view on the possible sequence of events and impacts of the coming economic shift.
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