Your Child the Guinea Pig

Charlotte Thomson IserbytDAY 20: Skin­ner Hor­ror Files

Behav­ioral Sci­ence Teacher Edu­ca­tion Pro­gram (BSTEP)


George Orwell

George Orwell

“We are get­ting closer to devel­op­ing effec­tive meth­ods
for shap­ing the future
and are advanc­ing in fun­da­men­tal social and indi­vid­ual evo­lu­tion.”

Few Amer­i­cans know about this pro­gram unless they were trained in edu­ca­tion. Even fewer know how seri­ously bad this pro­gram was. And very, very few have ever spo­ken out pub­licly and repented (or at least recanted) their indoc­tri­na­tion expe­ri­ences in this dan­ger­ous change agent train­ing. Teach­ers have been trained to become psy­cho­log­i­cal manip­u­la­tors, human­is­tic “change agents” to mod­ify children’s behav­ior. [Con­tinue reading]

EFF Response to FBI Director Comey’s Speech on Encryption

EFF.orgFBI Direc­tor James Comey gave a speech yes­ter­day (Oct. 16, 2014)reiterating the FBI’s nearly twenty-year-old talk­ing points about why it wants to reduce the secu­rity in your devices, rather than help you increase it. Here’s EFF’s response:

The FBI should not be in the busi­ness of try­ing to con­vince com­pa­nies to offer less secu­rity to their cus­tomers. It should be doing just the oppo­site. But that’s what Comey is proposing—undoing a clear legal pro­tec­tion we fought hard for in the 1990s.1 The law specif­i­cally ensures that a com­pany is not required to essen­tially become an agent of the FBI rather than serv­ing your secu­rity and pri­vacy inter­ests. Con­gress rightly decided that com­pa­nies (and free and open source projects and any­one else build­ing our tools) should be allowed to pro­vide us with the tools to lock our dig­i­tal infor­ma­tion up just as strongly as we can lock up our phys­i­cal goods. That’s what Comey wants to undo. [Con­tinue reading]

Should We Just Follow Orders? Rules of Engagement for Resisting the Police State

John W. Whitehead, Founder, the Rutherford Institute

“Let your motto be resistance! resistance! Resistance! No oppressed people have ever secured their liberty without resistance.”—Abolitionist Henry Highland Garnet The perils of resisting the police state grow more costly with each passing day, … [Continue reading]

Fire chiefs call for smart meter probe after blazes

(Photo: Provided by the Reno Fire Department)

RENO — The Reno and Sparks fire chiefs are asking the Public Utilities Commission to investigate the safety of smart meters installed by NV Energy on homes throughout the state in the wake of a troubling spate of blazes they believe are associated … [Continue reading]

The ‘Skinner Box’ School”


Day 19: Skinner Horror Files" control a child’s attitudes and values it is first necessary to modify the child’s behavior." "Parents have been told that Outcome-Based Education has nothing to do with changing the attitudes and values of … [Continue reading]

The Making of a Mexico-to-Canada Wolf Corridor — Part 2

W. R. McAfee

The Southwest is the area where Canadian and Mexican wolves mostly likely will meet and crossbreed. According to USFWS documents, the Mexican wolf’s inbreeding contributes to small litter sizes and low pup-survival rates. Cross-breeding with the … [Continue reading]