“You cannot improve on the education system. The system itself is designed to make factory working followers and corporate payers of us all (preschool, elementary, junior and high school, college, job so that when we are adults we are conditioned lab rats- wake to alarm go to job, eat at the lunch bell, back to work at end of lunch bell, go home at end of day bell, zone out on tv, eat the crap we sell you on that tv, take drugs, go to sleep, wash rinse repeat tomorrow). we are making droned out adults out of our small children instead of letting them flourish. We ask strangers to raise them, we make them do hours of mindless, wasteful "HW" and offer so little to them as a way of a meaningful life. The system isn't broken, it is quite successful at being exactly what it is designed to be.”
“Children learn so much more when they are left to explore what they want to, rather than what is shoved onto them. More homework, more school hours, longer school year, homework through summer is the path direct path to even more Ritilan and other drug use, depression and suicide. Why can't we let children be children? They have plenty of time to be "educated" "robotic" "competitive" adults in the real world. Can't we listen to the voices of Einstein? Steiner? Gatto? Holt? "play is the true work of children!!!!!!!" let the children play and they will do magnificent imaginative, creative invention in the future. Trust your children America. Peace.”
Allthosewhowander on Jun 19, 2012 at 11:27:51
“Ideally, students will go and play imaginitive games and explore the world around them. Unfortunately, too many students are allowed, by parents and adults, to sit on the couch plugged into their video games all summer long. Apathy and a lack of creativity are biproducts of that chosen behavior.”
“Obesity is a disease of starvation. These children are suffering in many health related ways. They are nutritively deficient, therefore they are not getting enough rest, therefore they are not producing enough HGH or allowing the time for it to do its job = repair and growth during rest, their blood sugar is in a state of mess, and because their nourishment isn't ideal, their brains of course suffer. Concentration is interrupted in a huge way with lack of rest and lack of nutrients. They are not less intelligent or less capable- they ARE STARVING. The state of obesity is the visible physical characteristic, but these kids for the most part are eating so much that has no nutrient density, that has hyper sugar and lab made sugar similars, chemically laden, high fried fats and high calories, high meat based "diets." add soda or juice boxes, etc. Yes, there is small percent of children that are naturally heavier, but the vast majority of obesity in children comes from our corporate advertised false-food consumption on a giant scale. Nobody should judge these kids. They are conditioned victims!”
“This is a media lie that seems to stay alive no matter what. Sheryl did not have her diagnosis until months after their breakup and furthermore, she spoke on record of how she called Lance to tell him when she found out and he was supportive and "there for her." look it up yourself...”
“That is one thing exactly being contested at present. The UCI and USADA are in contest right now over who has the right to determine. Most agree the USADA is overstepping their bounds regardless of their findings. Ultimately, the UCI decides (should decide, has the power to decide).”
“26 people cannot be wrong? WWII Germans, Taliban, sept 11 terrorist trained pilots, Titanic work crew, Hindenburg inventors/engineers, the media reporting Alan Thicke was dead, FDA said BPA is completely safe for approx 15 years, etc etc etc.
“If you took the time to read my other posts on this matter, I have explained, that regardless of LA or any other cyclists doping or not doping...Tygart belongs in jail. I have followed this sport closely for nearly three decades and I am embarrassed by this witch hunt.
Also, it is really near sighted to say, "11 men." It ignores that a handful of them are admitted dopers themselves. But, I acknowledge that George and Levi are talking, and that YES, does give me pause. However, this does not erase the FACT that Tygart is himself behaving in a criminal way. You want to support a crooked system? Be my guest. And I take pause to point out the flaw in the foundation of that opinion. Peace.”
“Oh my goodness, it is written like a heart broken teenager that got dumped mixed with disappointed daddy language. What do we care about his "personal" feelings? Why is that relevant? This is written as his opinion about his feelings and his beliefs. How on earth does anyone take him seriously? Wowzers.”
“Tygart and his team belong in prison. Bribes, coercion, deals, threats, etc. Forget Armstrong for a moment and look at Tygart. His actions are illegal in just about anyway you frame them. This is all nonsense for media crazed circus fame level story and Tygart to go down in infamy as the guy that nabbed Lance. So everyone ignores that his, and his teams and his organizations behaviors are absolutely criminal. We are a joke supporting his crimes just to get a good story about a global competitive athlete. Think about what would happen to any of us in our professional lives if we behaved for even one day the way Tygart has? We would certainly be fired and more than likely arrested. For those defending this witch hunt, think about how you want our judicious system to dole out its plans of attack on its citizenry. I,for one, am frightened to see so many ignore these criminal actions.”
“I have very similar feelings about my school experience. My children are unschoolers, and it is the mst wonderful gift watching them decide what, when, how to learn new things! We learn what we want to learn, that s true of us all. You WERE NOT the problem, school was!”
Crisdean Wulver on Sep 26, 2012 at 14:36:52
“Yes, but surprisingly I'm not bitter about it because teachers are victims of the same system, which diffuses the blame. I had a few teachers that I couldn't stand, and I had teachers I liked. But I can't recall a single teacher, except one, who made an impression on me. And he only made an impression on me because be never judged me for my lack of performance, and he once paid me a complement in front of the whole class. I usually flunked all my tests at that point. It was science class and he gave us an unusual test. There would be only ten scientific terms, and we would have to define them. He gave us the terms and definitions to take home with us. For some reason that appealed to me, so I tried my best to understand the definitions and memorize them. The next day we took the test, and the day after that he gave us our graded papers back. He always called out our score and we had to go up and retrieve our papers from him. On this test the people who usually made 100s didn't. I was the only one. And when he called my name he said "one hundred" with added emphasis. The rest of the class was audibly stunned. LOL. I loved him for that! He always treated all the kids the same. He sometimes teased us in a sharp way, but also in a funny and friendly way. ”
“For just a moment, one brief one, consider stopping arguing. You are so bent to fight that you are missing the point. You are looking at symptom versus cause. Ask questions. Why are people setting out to hurt each other? If you cannot answer that sincerely, and like the media, you have not yet....then, you cannot find a solution. Removing the tool from the perpetrator causes the perpetrator to find another tool my friend. We agree on the point that military grade weaponry lends to an easy large devastation, however, I am well trained in the fact that there are many many other ways. But I am a passivist, a mommy, and far as know I am sane ;-) peace.”
“Yes, very GOOD point Spice. I remember Timothy Mcveigh all too well. As well as the first Twin Towers attack. My AirForce unit was in the Kobar Towers. I just don't want to list too many ideas, personally it gives me the creeps that it might give copycatters ideas. We have to focus on causal prevention.”
“Tens of thousands of Innocent Children are abused in their homes every single day with many other weapons that are not guns in this country. People use their vehicles for deadly force pretty regularly in this country. There are many "at knife" crimes committed daily. Really, I could go on sort of unendingly. You are taking media driven language "mass killing rampages."
I am only replying to you, not to support guns, but to highlight the misguided belief that a gun is any more than an effective tool when used for bad things. Why isn't our culture in an uproar about all the children in the foster care system? The numbers of homeless people starving?our sick? Our elderly?
I have already stated multiple times that I am for restrictions on military weaponry. But, even so, we got bigger problems than gun laws. MASS Mental health issues are at the fore.”
LawTalkingGuy on Jul 25, 2012 at 14:38:50
“"There are many "at knife" crimes committed daily. Really, I could go on "
Yes you could, but in many cases you'd be wrong. Like this one. There is as much knife violence in America as in Canada and UK. But in Canada and UK gun violence is similar to (slightly lower) than knife violence. In the USA gun violence and murder is 6-10x the rate. ALL of the additional murder deaths in the USA are attributable to that difference.
There are knife deaths, but no more in the USA than anywhere else. The GUN DEATHS is the thing that the USA leads in all categories. The knife and vehicle arguments are total smokescreens.
The year 30,000 die in vehicular homicide i will 100% advocate as hard fro stricter vehicle control as gun control. It's 30,000 too many for a problem that can easily be solved.
" Why isn't our culture in an uproar about all the children in the foster care system? The numbers of homeless people starving?our sick? Our elderly? "
They are - that's where medicare and obamacare came from. Like gun control, every other democratic country cares about those things and already provides public health for all their citizens.
You're right, Americans should also be very upset about that. But america is making progress on health care, and not on gun crime, so once again that's a naked subject change.
Gun control is necessary and will save thousands of American lives per year.”
“Yes, I totally echo Annmarie and ez, we have so very much to humbly learn from other nations and their history. I wish daily that we would take better care of each other and that we would celebrate nurture over competitive nature. I just don't understand how we collectively ignore and neglect our own brothers and sisters. If we could just see that we are only as strong as our weakest link and make being careful with each other a priority...if only...”
“Mr. Moore, I so so wish you would do a project with John Gatto on education in the USA. Toward the end of last year, he suffered a stroke and out of respect for his privacy, which I completely respect... not much is being told to us about his recovery. But, he was, maybe is? Working on a major project/film on education in our country. Maybe you already know of it. If there is any chance that you read all these posts, I just had to beg you to get involved, carry the torch or work with him, if his health permits. I believe our education system, our institutions, and our "get rich" American way is at the root of so very much of our problems, especially our violence toward each other. Thank you, peace, love and support to your work!”
Tetina on Jul 25, 2012 at 13:06:26
“Excellent post! Would you consider emailing Mr. Moore directly in case all comments aren't read by him?”
“No, it is American mental illness, mental illness, mental illness. Societal competitive impotence, impotence, impotence.
If you want to really explore the depths, just take a peaksy at the differences in our prescription drug use, prescribed by psychiatrists. Look at our anti depressant use. Other countries have Ritalin use as illegal, and it is good to note these are places with much lower murder rates and less cultural competitiveness. Ritalin is just one example, but it is a BIG ONE. Side effects include: suicidal thoughts, thoughts of self injury, thoughts of violence. Many anti depressants have similar warnings. Etc. and we as a nation are addicted to these meds. Then there are the people who don't get any help of any kind, yet pushed and pushed and pushed. Or Hungary, or homeless or, or or,....
The guns are only a tool.
LawTalkingGuy on Jul 25, 2012 at 21:48:32
“"Removing the tool from the perpetrator causes the perpetrator to find another tool my friend."
I'm sorry, but being patronizing doesn't make you right.
There are actual facts, and actual data, and they don't come from your gut or the way you feel or some common sensical but unverified statement, 'my friend'.
People want to hurt people for lots of reasons in lots of cultures throughout history. They ONLY murder themselves with guns at the rate of tens of thousands per year in ONE.
There is not some unique hatred in Americans. Americans are not naturally more violent. There is NO answer to this question that comes from looking at the root causes why people kill each other in general.
Americans don't kill people more in general, they kill them more with guns. Other people with just as much anger and reason to kill do not do so. It is in fact the presence of the guns that makes the difference.
Not the difference between USA and a perfect world, the difference between the US level of murders and the level of murders in other countries.
Gun control isn't perfect but it's effective right now, today.
"For just a moment, one brief one, consider stopping arguing. "
For just a moment, one brief one, consider that it's not just an argument, but that you are actively helping ensure those 30,000 Americans die next year by downplaying gun control. Shame on you, mom, pacifist, whatever. Shame.”
LawTalkingGuy on Jul 25, 2012 at 13:05:39
“"The guns are only a tool."
They're not only a tool, they're the ONLY tool.
Take away the tool, take away the mass killing rampages. Period.
You can't identify 100% of crazy people BEFORE they go crazy. You can easily prevent people from getting handguns and and assault weapons.”
Anybodyseenthepopos on Jul 25, 2012 at 12:43:05
“"The guns are only a tool."
ONLY a tool? With a singular purpose. They are manufactured to kill as many as possible, as easily as possible, as safely (for the shooter) as possible.”
“I hit my word limit on my own post, and wanted to "ditto" the stigmatization comment!!! So true. It's like we must as a group avert our eyes to perceived weaknesses or something in our 'trained to compete' ideology (I use that term loosely). Mental illness has got to come to the fore. Peace.”