Self Study

The mere formulation of a problem is far more essential than its solution, which may be merely a matter of mathematical or experimental skills. To raise new questions, new possibilities, to regard old problems from a new angle requires creative imagination and marks real advances in science." - Albert Einstein

"We can't solve problems by using the same kind of thinking we used when we created them." - Albert Einstein

Internet College

The Web Delivery System
The Internet Delivery System
A lot of people describe the Internet as a source of fake news and misinformation that needs regulation. That's wrong. If you have ever bought a university text book you will immediately go into sticker shock with the price. The cost of writing the book, proofing the writing, editing the content, typesetting it, printing it, binding it, finding stores to carry it, putting it on a truck to ship it and taking it back if the store can’t sell it all go into the cost of the book. Huge expense.

It should be noted that in addition to cost, the investment in time and effort needed to author a text and pressure to publish may cap the accuracy of the information given in the text book, information which will only degrade with time. Although the subject may be much harder to study if the content is constantly updated,
textbooks that develop in real time may prove to be far more effective. 

The Internet is one big information and content delivery system, an electronic library, and it is the fastest, best and cheapest delivery system in the world with nearly everything you can possibly imagine to study and learn from, immensely shortening the time it takes to get valuable information. While going to college may be immense fun and offer a piece of paper at the end, will it reflect who you are and want to be, or make you conform to a role so you can get a job somewhere?  FULL ARTICLE...

readerThe Living Textbook
The Internet is simply a delivery system, like UPS or FEDEX. No one can blame UPS
or FEDEX for delivering packages someone might not like, and the Internet is no different but immensely more valuable.

The Internet is more valuable than textbooks because the identical information written in the book can be published online, in a fraction of the time, and can be constantly and immediately updated. In addition, footnotes and links to additional information can be delivered in real time, and with web annotation, the entire text outline can be discussed in real time with professors, teachers, industry leaders, and so on.  A book cannot even come close to that kind of capability, although eyestrain certainly has to be considered. FULL ARTICLE...

annotationKnowledge Expanding in Real Time
Web annotation will change the world forever, and in positive ways. Think of web annotation as being able to open a textbook and then as you are reading the textbook it is updating itself on the fly with the newest information, or if that is too dynamic for you, you can put its updates on hold until you have studied the initial premise at a given date, and then you flick on the update switch and it gives you the latest information on the subject you are studying, at the appropriate place in the original text. Think of it as "Late Breaking Knowledge" like important news in the process of occurring.

Then, you flip a switch and the book suddenly opens up a window to the very item you are studying as if you are in a classroom full of people with the book's author, the teacher, professor, surrounded by experts and knowledgeable people, and you are in a live discussion about the topic.

Learning to play the gameLook at Life As a Game and Learn How to Play It
While there is an argument that we are generally better off even in our existing capitalistic system, the fact is there is a massive divide between the rich and poor, there is no consensus on a social safety net and how it should be run, the education system is a failure in that we live in a free and supposedly capitalistic system, and yet capitalism, invention and ingenuity are not taught at school.
Rather, we are simply taught to be employees, and no one is accountable for results to see how we are doing.  It is a game we are losing, but we can learn how to play it.  FULL ARTICLE...

News tipUse the News To School Yourself
If you look at the way traditional news organizations work, whether they be newspapers or television, delivered by cable, in print or over the web, you will notice the lifespan of the news item is measured in hours and occasionally days. As an aside you will also notice little criticism of their major advertisers.

The news can be the front end for a learning revolution. 

School as a factory
Public Schools, the Fixation of Belief, and Social Control


Weaponizing Information

Surveillance stateThe State of Surveillance in the United States  Video (27 Minutes)
As you read this, your government could be thumbing through your contacts, reviewing your text messages and uploading the photos you have stored on your phone without your knowledge. This is the new reality in a post-9/11 age. Most citizens around the globe were first made aware of this troubling phenomenon through the controversial actions of whistleblower Edward Snowden.
VIDEO (27 minutes)...

Fight CorruptionThe Economist Magazine - Can you Really Fight Corruption?
What does it take to clean up a corrupt state? In one of the European Union's most corrupt countries a prosecutor has taken on the establishment, convicting over 1,000 Romanian officials.

VIDEO (3.25 minutes)...

William BinneyFormer NSA Director Blows The Whistle On NSA Spying On Americans, And Everyone Else
The NSA data-monitoring program William Binney and his team developed is aimed directly at Americans; destroying privacy for everyone here and around the globe. Binney warns the billions whose rights are being violated in this interview. 2:33 hours

VIDEO INTERVIEW (2.33 hours)...

   The bad news is - they have been doing it forever.
ARTICLE...   More. 

Jennifer Aniston does not use social mediaJennifer Aniston
I don’t have Twitter, Facebook, or Instagram accounts. I will totally admit that I can dip into Instagram and sort of be a secret voyeur. There are times when I’ll look through and think, “Oh my god, what a time suck!” I’ve been with people who spend maybe an hour figuring out this one post, and you’re like, “That just took up an hour of your life, and it’s gone in 60 seconds.” It feels like we are losing connection. I think we’re losing conversation. It’s hard enough being a teenager and feeling like you fit in. Now we’re actively creating an environment and a platform for you to tell someone, “I like you” or “I don’t like you.” That seems like an unhealthy formula for already-insecure adolescents. We’re pouring fuel on a fire.


Propaganda, Lies, Manipulation, Advertising

Fear  the bookFear: When Counting the Silverware Stirs Mutiny
Bob Woodward wrote a book about discord in the  White House. One takeaway from the book was the reluctance of members of the White House to adopt to a business accounting outlook to foreign affairs, the military, the economy, dealing with foreign adversaries, and government employees, all of which account for hundreds of billions of dollars annually with little of no oversight.  Putting a lock on the piggy bank may be the greatest source of dissension.  FULL ARTICLE 1...

Woodward: No Evidence Of Trump-Russia Collusion, I Searched For Two Years
In writing his book, Bob Woodward looked for explosive confirmation that the Trump Campaign has conspired with Russia to steal the 2016 election.  He could not find it.  FULL ARTICLE 1...

CokeControversial Ads, Big Tobacco Tactics, Threatening State Governments
Recent studies that cast doubt on the benefits of diet soda and suggest consuming pop can lead to aggression in children come at a time when major soft-drink manufacturers are waging a controversial marketing battle to put a healthy spin on sugar-sweetened beverages. One of the most proactive is Coca-Cola, which produced ads earlier this year that tout how easy it is to work off the calories in a serving of Coke. A version that aired in the United Kingdom was banned in July by authorities who said it misled consumers.

Soda companies like Coca-Cola and Pepsi had become alarmed that four cities in California had passed penny-per-ounce soda tax increases at the ballot box in recent years. Berkeley’s soda tax, the first in the nation, passed in 2014, and San Francisco, Oakland, and Albany followed suit in 2016. The industry spent $30 million to beat the San Francisco and Oakland campaigns, all of it in vain.




Pied PiperThe Deep State on Full Display
he real story of Donald Trump’s Presidency will not be the kind of president he turns out to be, but the people who are exposed trying to destroy him and their efforts to punish and silence nearly half the nation that is so fed up with the lying and corruption in Washington they will do anything to change it. 


puppydog propagandaImmigration Propaganda
Countries have always had immigration policies. They have a purpose and are intended to protect citizens first. Immigration laws are designed among other things to balance the financial commitments of government to its citizens, maintain pay equity for citizens so that the job pool is not unnecessarily watered down to punish wage earners and benefit profit taking by corporations, and if there is a social safety net in which citizens require assistance, the safety net is properly funded and not destroyed by handouts that directly benefit corporations, political parties and churches.

Who is behind this program propagandizing you and for what purpose?  FULL ARTICLE...

gender idiocy in plain sightGender Propaganda
Our children are being assailed with the completely false idea that everyone must share the same neutral idea of gender. The problem is people are different biologically and attempting to override what is visually obvious to make a minuscule percentage of the population feel included is nonsense.

Moreover, it is may well be a way to destabilize the thinking of young minds for purposes beyond being fair to a small percentage of people. If the idea holds that there are no gender differences in beings, then every religion that suggests women are inferior to men, must be abolished, and countries in the middle east must be put on a enemy of the people watchlist for their treatment of women, homosexuals, the practice of female genital mutilation and so on.  Probably a good idea anyhow. 

Big Corp

DevilThe Standford Prison Experiment Exposes Leadership's Role In Evil Acts
In a recent article Vox reports people participating in the Stanford Prison Experiment had to be compelled to be cruel. The article points out Dr. Philip Zimbardo, the Stanford psychologist who ran the study coached the guards in the experiment to act cruelly.

The fact that participants had to be coached to be cruel suggests the fact that soldiers under orders in the Holocaust, the torture prisoners in Abu Ghraib, the thousands of innocent people murdered in drone strikes by the U.S. military, the My Lai massacre in Vietnam, the murder and mistreatment of Palestinians in Gaza by the IDF, and police brutality as just a few examples, were all coached by their superiors.  FULL ARTICLE...

VW DeceptionWeb Annotation

Learn From Online Text Books That Are Continuously Updated With the Latest Knowledge
Think of "Amazoning" Education - No Buildings Needed
Use X-Ray Specs To Expose Companies That Lie, Mislead and Manipulate You and Mark It Right On Their Sites


Dupont Deception
DuPont Disaster

DuPont has a lengthy history of poisoning the environment, its workers, the people in surrounding communities and leaving the environmental disaster behind for taxpayers to clean up.


Free Trade DeceptionGlobal Trade, Winners and Losers

Is free trade truly free and fair? What roles do US President Trump, economic powerhouse China, and the EU play in global trade? When it comes to global trade, it would seem that trickery, threats and deception are the order of the day - yet all this takes place largely beyond the reach of the public eye.  Along with aiming sharp criticism at global export champion Germany, Trump has also introduced punitive tariffs and warned of further measures. Will this fresh wave of protectionism lead to economic isolationism and threaten global free trade? And what about those for whom free trade’s promise of prosperity increasingly rings hollow? Around the world, many people have come to regard themselves as the losers of globalization. If the true winners of free trade and globalization are not ordinary citizens, has the time come to revise the liberal orthodoxy of free trade? This documentary visits Germany, Switzerland, the United States and Cameroon to explore these issues by way of some everyday examples, including the trade in onions, floor tiles, and bicycles.


American Companies Have No Respect For American Workers

American Companies Have No Respect for America

American People Have No Faith in Rigged Democracies

Foreign Policy

Koreans Remember The Last Go Round With AmericaIndependent Thinking About Diplomacy

Gun owning Americans understand freedom and defending their homes and families.
In reading some of the readers' comments in the articles quoted herein it is difficult to tell if the quotes are from trolls paid to suppress dissent to avoid the political blow back wars like Vietnam created, or from people duped into participating in illegitimate wars and are trying to save face for being conned in. 

Regardless, that does not mean the right of self-defense should be challenged. So if America is legitimately attacked, it should defend itself completely and vigorously. But to suggest someone should be attacked because they may attack you someday does not make sense, especially if you outnumber them militarily by a huge order of magnitude, nor does attacking someone to steal their stuff make sense.


The Law

the law 

As one of the cogs in the wheel of democracy, the legal system is portrayed as providing justice, ethics and fairness. The public is acutely aware that it does not.  Justice, ethics and fairness are being sacrificed to rapacious business instincts favoring those with the ability to pay


Media OrganizationA New Media Model
You used to get honest news back at a time when advertisers bought ads for products that you might have needed and made good sense. They were well made and designed to last. Their advertising supported the news gathering expense. Then something happened. Competition started to eat away at profits, and manufacturing processes figured out planned obsolescence, and soon it became the mantra that products should be disposable, and so they were. As things heated up and propaganda and manipulation of citizens' minds started to become widespread, goods and services changed from needed to wanted, all driven by myths, misrepresentations and misstatements. In the meantime Invention and disruption started to upset the status quo, as it has with the news media, newspapers and paperboys. Entrepreneurs started to use online across the board and now the old ways are completely threatened.  FULL ARTICLE...

Amazon Prime DeliveryAmazon Prime Delivery Business
If you have $10,000 and want to be your own boss, Amazon has a deal for you. Starting Thursday, you can apply to start your very own small business, delivering Amazon Prime packages in Amazon (AMZN) branded vans and uniforms. The company wants to help launch small businesses in the United States dedicated to taking its packages on the last step of their journey: from local Amazon sorting centers to the customers who ordered them. It announced the new program on Wednesday at a press event in Seattle. It's the latest attempt by Amazon to gain greater control of the delivery network at the core of its Prime business, which ships 5 billion packages a year globally.  And it is likely to be high volume and allows you to build a relationship with the thousands of customers you will meet as a result.  FULL ARTICLE...

Gene EditingINSIGHT - Gene Editing Startups
A tiny company that has never turned a profit is poised to beat the world's biggest agriculture firms to market with the next potential breakthrough in genetic engineering - a crop with "edited" DNA. Calyxt Inc, an eight-year-old firm co-founded by a genetics professor, altered the genes of a soybean plant to produce healthier oil using the cutting-edge editing technique rather than conventional genetic modification.  Seventy-eight farmers planted those soybeans this spring across 17,000 acres in South Dakota and Minnesota, a crop expected to be the first gene-edited crop to sell commercially, beating out Fortune 500 companies. 

Upcoming Information Threads

The Abuse of Women As Policy and Delusion