Archives for October 2014

Humanistic Cesspools”

Day 31: Skin­ner Hor­ror Files The ulti­mate trou­ble with Skin­ner­ian  “sci­en­tif­ic, research-based” stan­dards, out­­­come-based meth­ods, and “com­mon core” results   If we as par­ents and cit­i­zens believe that the same “sci­en­tif­ic, research-based” standards[2] applied to research in edu­ca­tion and psy­chol­o­gy are those applied to med­i­cine, geol­o­gy, or engi­neer­ing, we are sad­ly mis­tak­en. If we believe that […]

Shaping Mankind’s Behavior

Day 30 : Skin­ner Hor­ror Files The Hor­ri­ble Truth Comes Out!  In 1982, just as the Skin­ner­ian machine was rolling full-speed ahead into the class­rooms of Amer­i­ca, THE COMPLETE WORKS OF FRANCIS A. SCHAEFFER: A CHRISTIAN WORLDVIEW was published.[1] In a trea­tise enti­tled “A Chris­t­ian View of Phi­los­o­phy and Cul­ture: Back to Free­dom and Dig­ni­ty,” noted […]

Smart Growth a Dumb Deal for the Poor

In 1880, he was notice­able. Dressed in long coat and top hat, his one hand wield­ed a mag­ic wand punc­tu­at­ing the elixir in the oth­er.  His con­coc­tion cured all from headaches, to “kid­ney trou­ble.” Today’s snake oil­er is col­lege edu­cat­ed, mar­ket­ing savvy and lends an infec­tious pas­sion to Smart Growth, the 21st Cen­tu­ry solve-all.  He […]

It’s Not Fearmongering or a Conspiracy Theory when Elitists Are on Record for 95% of the Population to be Eliminated

If I were rein­car­nat­ed I would wish to be returned to earth as a killer virus to low­er human pop­u­la­tion lev­els.” ‑Prince Phillip, Duke of Edin­burgh, leader of the World Wildlife Fund Recent­ly, we have post­ed a cou­ple of arti­cles at D.C. Clothes­line that ques­tion the nar­ra­tive of the cur­rent Ebo­la out­break. D.C. Clothes­line is […]

Secret Gopher Map Reveals Washington Agency’s Power

Fifth in a series on a new ESA list­ing. The author states there may be more com­ing in this series. A secret 2013 Wash­ing­ton Depart­ment of Fish and Wildlife map that was acci­den­tal­ly placed in Thurston Coun­ty Plan­ning‘s pub­lic files has been obtained by Watch­dog Wire.  The map pur­ports to show loca­tions of the newly […]

Hornbeck’s Horrors

Day 29: Skin­ner Hor­ror Files Part 2: Trick or Treat? As men­tioned in yes­ter­day’s post, David Horn­beck­’s “draft” plan for Iowa’s edu­ca­tion trans­for­ma­tion ini­tia­tive, leaked to the press and dat­ed Sep­tem­ber 19, 1990, told the whole sto­ry. It was a most com­pre­hen­sive expla­na­tion of the Skin­ner­ian total­i­tar­i­an sys­tem applied to soci­ety. For the next 25 years Hornbeck […]

The Free Trade Deception Almost No One Understands

The sev­enth round of U.S./EU (TTIP) nego­ti­a­tions [began] Sep­tem­ber 29 in Chevy Chase, Mary­land. If you have heard about the two huge free trade agree­ments — theTrans-Pacif­ic Part­ner­ship (TPP) and the Transat­lantic Trade and Invest­ment Part­ner­ship (TTIP) — being nego­ti­at­ed by the Oba­ma admin­is­tra­tion, you prob­a­bly think they have some­thing to do with an attempt to […]

Skinner Arrives on Your Doorstep

Day 28: Skin­ner Hor­ror Files Trick or Treat? In the Fall of 1990 a doc­u­ment was pre­ma­ture­ly leaked to the Iowa pub­lic. This doc­u­ment was a land­mark guide to under­stand­ing the direc­tion that edu­ca­tion reform would take in the decades to come. It was nev­er intend­ed to be reviewed by the pub­lic, but was sup­posed to remain […]