Bruce Deitrick Price's Blog – February 2015 Archive (4)

Messing Up People's Minds for Power and Profit

This is a creepy, scary topic. That would be the one where guys in white lab coats spend their careers figuring out ways to alter somebody's mental prowess.

 I had heard for years about something called MK Ultra and never understood what it was. But apparently during the heights and depths of the Cold War, the CIA was working on every possible way to manipulate the mind. Those ways would include brainwashing, torture, drugs, and others. 

 Meanwhile, my…

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Added by Bruce Deitrick Price on February 28, 2015 at 7:35pm — No Comments

What's so bad about Common Core? What's so bad about Jeb Bush?

Here are the answers all wrapped  up in one little tribute to Thomas Jefferson. That's the guy who wanted to educate the little people up as high as they could be educated. We have got to fight for that.

http://www.examiner.com/article/jeb-bush-common-core-and-thomas-jefferson

 Full title is "Jeb Bush, Common Core and Thomas Jefferson."

 Here is…

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Added by Bruce Deitrick Price on February 19, 2015 at 5:22pm — No Comments

Why do we have schools? What is the point?

  Why did Prometheus come down to give us knowledge? Zeus didn't want him to do this. Prometheus was sent into outer darkness for his sin.

 For thousands of years,  people understood that they should be thankful to Prometheus. He brought the fire, he brought the light, he brought the knowledge that humanity needed to rise above the level of dirt.

 I doubt kids today ever hear about Prometheus. But they should. 

Just as political leaders should now…

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Added by Bruce Deitrick Price on February 12, 2015 at 4:38pm — No Comments

Sight Words Are Evil

 Do you agree? Good, then please pass this little summary to everyone you know.

 Or were you thinking, that’s crazy talk. Afraid not. It’s quite accurate, comparable to saying, “The sky is blue.”

 Reading instruction in our country has been insane and/or a criminal conspiracy for 80 years.  

The resulting illiteracy is a giant hemorrhaging wound. We cannot have a successful school system or…

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Added by Bruce Deitrick Price on February 7, 2015 at 8:01pm — 1 Comment

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