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The Local Focus: Free Detroit Series - Threat Management. Online Etymology Dictionary. Hackschooling makes me happy: Logan LaPlante at TEDxUniversityofNevada. The Slave Ship: A Human History. As early as 1740, the British merchant Malachy Postlethwayt, arguing for parliamentary subsidies for slave trade as essential to English prosperity, described the trade's "triangular nature.

The Slave Ship: A Human History

" British ships carried manufactured goods to West Africa, where they were exchanged with local rulers for slaves. Hundreds of these slaves were packed into the ships and carried to the West Indies -- the so-called "middle passage" -- where they were sold and the proceeds used to buy sugar and rum, which the ships then transported back to England. Marcus Rediker uses his experience as a maritime historian and his mastery of the contemporary documents to re-create all three legs of the triangle, often in the very words of the participants -- captains, seamen and slaves. Dr. Marcus Rediker graduated with a B.A. from Virginia Commonwealth University in 1976. Critical-thinking-empathy-4.jpg (1241×877) - Nonviolent Communication (NVC)

Trivium Method of Critical Thinking and Creative Problem Solving. The Continuum Concept - Defined. According to Jean Liedloff, the continuum concept is the idea that in order to achieve optimal physical, mental and emotional development, human beings — especially babies — require the kind of experience to which our species adapted during the long process of our evolution.

The Continuum Concept - Defined

For an infant, these include such experiences as... Evolution has not prepared the human infant for this kind of experience. He cannot comprehend why his desperate cries for the fulfillment of his innate expectations go unanswered, and he develops a sense of wrongness and shame about himself and his desires. If, however, his continuum expectations are fulfilled — precisely at first, with more variation possible as he matures — he will exhibit a natural state of self-assuredness, well-being and joy. Gtd.png (1000×1341) 250a: Live Sestercentepisodic Gala, Part 1 – GTD Challenges and Solutions. Podcast: Play in new window | Download.

250a: Live Sestercentepisodic Gala, Part 1 – GTD Challenges and Solutions

Fuck, the word. Jacob Zolt - Google+ - Feudalism and Neo-Feudalism Jacob Zolt - Google+ - "Net Worth" The Seven-Lesson Schoolteacher - By John Taylor Gatto, New York State Teacher of the Year, 1991. Call me Mr.

The Seven-Lesson Schoolteacher - By John Taylor Gatto, New York State Teacher of the Year, 1991

Gatto, please. Twenty-six years ago, having nothing better to do at the time, I tried my hand at schoolteaching. The license I hold certifies that I am an instructor of English language and English literature, but that isn't what I do at all. I don't teach English, I teach school -- and I win awards doing it. Teaching means different things in different places, but seven lessons are universally taught from Harlem to Hollywood Hills. A lady named Kathy wrote this to me from Dubois, Indiana the other day: "What big ideas are important to little kids? A sound cosmology for the 21st century. Jehovah's Witnesses. The group emerged from the Bible Student movement—founded in the late 1870s by Charles Taze Russell with the formation of Zion's Watch Tower Tract Society—with significant organizational and doctrinal changes under the leadership of Joseph Franklin Rutherford.[16][17] The name Jehovah's witnesses, based on Isaiah 43:10–12,[18] was adopted in 1931 to distinguish themselves from other Bible Student groups and symbolize a break with the legacy of Russell's traditions.

Jehovah's Witnesses

The religion's position regarding conscientious objection to military service and refusal to salute national flags has brought it into conflict with some governments. Consequently, some Jehovah's Witnesses have been persecuted and their activities are banned or restricted in some countries. Persistent legal challenges by Jehovah's Witnesses have influenced legislation related to civil rights in several countries.[24] History[edit] Background (1870–1916)[edit] Reorganization (1917–1942)[edit] Nathan H. Organization[edit] 247: The Trivium Method Applied – Voluntary Communication (Part 1 of 4, Purpose and Definitions) Podcast: Play in new window | Download Part One: Purposes and DefinitionsWhat are the results of knowing and using the skills of the Trivium Method of critical thinking in conjunction with the skills of using Voluntary Communication, also known as Non-Violent Communication (or NVC)?

247: The Trivium Method Applied – Voluntary Communication (Part 1 of 4, Purpose and Definitions)

This show begins a series about Merging the Trivium Method with Voluntary Communication, and developing strategies for better interpersonal connections. Darrell Becker will be co-hosting all episodes in this series. Darrell’s Purposes For This Pursuit 1. The first purpose was so that an individual may possess an explicit (meaning explainable to one’s self and others in a simple and straightforward way) method to find and gently remove one’s own sources of “cognitive dissonance”, which were labeled with the metaphor of “splinters in the mind”. 2. 3. Trivium method of critical thinking, Voluntary Communication, Non-Agression Principle, and more… 251 (Supplemental): Conspiracy Theorists Vs. Skeptics – Brett On ALP Live. Podcast: Play in new window | Download OPTIONAL show!

251 (Supplemental): Conspiracy Theorists Vs. Skeptics – Brett On ALP Live

This is my recent appearance on the ALP Live Show. Hosts Ali and Ellen invited me to discuss the topics of conspiracy theories, skepticism, and historical research. Secrets in Plain Sight 1-23 (Full video) God's God. Donald Rumsfeld Unknown Unknowns ! BigDog Overview (Updated March 2010)