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3rd Grade Brainwashing

This is what they are teaching my son in the third grade.  I want some new running shoes and hiking gear. So, I have a little extra money set aside to pay for that, that is a tax? I challenged my son this morning to change ONE word to the definition so that it may more accurately […]

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This is the blog equivalent of drunk dialing, I had promised myself not to do this. Let’s talk this out. There is perhaps no sector in the U.S. economy that is more comprehensively controlled by the government than schooling. I suppose you might say National Defense, but given the large amount of expenditures that are […]

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The joy of reading things like a history of Apples often comes in the surprising twists and turns and the connections between seemingly unrelated other things you may be reading. I had in fact just finished reading a biography of Stalin (classy guy I tell ya) and serendipitously my book on apples contains a chapter […]

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The government doesn’t have a clue about salt intake guidelines. Let’s just give them lots more power. By the way, is everything a justification for socialism? The irony of socialism and the salt issue is of course that one size fits all medical and political guidelines are obviously problematic. I think one of the least […]

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Quoth the Raven

I have some friends down in Baltimore and one thing that they have observed is something that has occurred during many (most/all?) other big “events” as such in my lifetime. They are reporting that there are a not insignificant number of socialist agitators inciting violence if not directly then certainly indirectly. Now, I cannot comment […]

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Via Scott Alexander: Georg Wilhelm Friedrich Hegel goes up to the counter and gives a tremendously long custom order in German, specifying exactly how much of each sort of syrup he wants, various espresso shots, cream in exactly the right pattern, and a bunch of toppings, all added in a specific order at a specific […]

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A few “high”lights: Before our deployment overseas, Peace Corps vetted us for our idealism and “tolerance,” not for our competence or accomplishments. We all wanted to save the world. … I never witnessed significant leftist outrage over clitoredectomy, child marriage, honor killing, sharia-inspired rape laws, stoning, or acid attacks. Nothing. Zip. Crickets. I’m not saying […]

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Happy Pol Pot Remembrance Day

I like to read, when I have time, things like Counterpunch Magazine, you know, to share the vibe with my comrades. Today I came across this: The Khmer Rouge experiment lasted only three years, from 1975 to 1978. Surprisingly, Cambodians have no bad memories of that period. This is quite an amazing discovery for an […]

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Venezuela … Come on, given ’em just a little more time, then milk and honey will flow.

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UPDATE on 5/5/15: this just hit my inbox. We run this each year here at the Unbroken Window. I am really sure that this lesson is taught carefully and thoughfully throughout the academy. And I guess it’s some sort of capitalist conspiracy to print this story- we must have made it all up. I was […]

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