Archives for October 29, 2014

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 […]