STAND

Death chatteringAGAINST

CENSORSHIP?

Stand against those who would control the thoughts of others—and by so standing help preserve our (illusory) Freedoms?

OPEN FORUM

is the valid path to Truth. So let us hear everyone out—give all equal space on the altar to make their offerings; that we the hoi polloi may evaluate and decide whom to fund (via our taxes).

So—

 

JUDGE THEM NOT BY

WHAT THEY CLAIM,

BUT WHAT THEY DO…

 

So our grandiose illusion-of-the-day is: Academic ‘Freedom’.  Truth in universities, our temples of learning. But is it truth established by independent research/thought or by vested decree?

Listen to this guy—

—who, if he ever gets another job will damned well know when to keep his gob shut. Being a martyr carries no coin, I tell you … but my old Dad used oft to quote—

This above all, 

To thine own self be true

Dad had a sense of drama and liked to ham it up. For myself I form my own conclusions and to hell with the mob. Would only that scholars may do the same; live and let live. But that takes real courage … especially in at least one Australian university.

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A SNIPPET FROM

MY FAVOURITE CRANK

active serviceone of ’em. (I have lots ‘cos I blitz lots.)

Have thee a wee read of this snippet— your comprehension test question will follow:

“here is an intriguing and strange place, which we really know very, very little about: we don’t really know what language was spoken there; we don’t know what religious ideas were practised there; we don’t really know what the people looked like who lived there. It just comes down to us out of the blue without its past properly written.”

COMPREHENSION TEST

Q.1  down there

(actually the only question, so stand or fall on your sole answer—and be aware that there are no grades, no pass marks, and absolutely no reason for going through with it anyway.)

Oops, your question—

Q.1  Why did ol’ Argus highlight that clause in red?

And to give you a further clue it refers to an interview between a successful author and the Horizon (BBC TV) team.

Any successful attempts will be rewarded in the ‘Comments’ section of this post.

Actually, any attempts at all will be surprising …

… now give it your best shot!

BOOM BOOM

PUSH THE DAMNED

FRONTIERS

of ‘knowledge’ ever further back—

“UNIVERSITY OF WARWICK —Ancient hunter-gatherers began to systemically affect the evolution of crops up to thirty thousand years ago – around ten millennia before experts previously thought – according to new research by the University of Warwick.”

for source: click here 

—do it often enough, with enough enthusiasm … and who knows, mainstream may yet overtake crank.

dodoOr hopefully:

at least catch up. A bit …

BUT NEVER FEAR

all is not yet lost. The facts may be wrong, surmisations and suppositions may be relegated to the bin of academia—as Snoopy says in that cartoon:

 

“One snowflake doth not a winter make”

 

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“Mr Argus, Sir?”

“Yes, Little Ollivia?”

“If the existing facts are proven incorrect—”

“Yes, Child?”

“—does that mean the books will have to be rewritten—”

“Eek—”

“—and all those academic degrees given back?”

“… … … now you see why academia digs its heels in and entrenches, Kiddo~! Don’t fret it, God’s in her Heaven and all is well with world. Just pass the broom, please—”

me~!

“Argus—it says here that Creation took me three days …”

Kismet

A FELLOW

3 gerbilsBLOGGER

totally innocent (and unaware of my dark side) posted this—

“Downstairs, in the basement, there is a… prison! I was more than surprised to find it out… Like the library stuff explained to me, the students who thought differently, ‘against the rulers’ were placed there to elaborate on their ideas and change their opinion to the mainstream. In some cases, the students were kept in those tiny rooms so long that they went crazy and were not able to function normally…”

to read from source:  CLICK HERE

—and if you want to see where from and what it’s all about you’ll have to go there (boom boom!).  But if you’ve been following my thoughts, clever person,  you’ll know why I cut-and-pasted her snippet herein.

AND SO

the beat goes on, the beat goes onnnnnnnnn

 

dodo

 

I REMEMBER

years ago reading a book about a treasure on an island. Here, have a nice island—

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—called Oak Island. Nova Scotia way …

Sold not as fiction but as truth. A very interesting story:  apparently many people took it seriously and headed off to Oak with shovels to make their fortune. The shovels kept getting bigger, occasional adventurers became conglomerates and the hole expanded to eventually obliterate all traces of where the hole first was. No treasure, though. Just an ever expanding mystery within a mystery piled atop mysteries.

NOW FLASH FORWARD

to an article in what might, for all I know, be sourced from a fruitcake site—or worse, it might be genuine and serious.

(But first, to not digress, ‘they’ found nicotine in Egyptian mummies in the past. Okay, so what … most folks smoke a little sometime in their lives.)

But—

For intriguing article: CLICK HERE

—this adds a bit of class, no? And if you do go to that link and read up large you’ll find more stuff, like this

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Note that what appears to be a wee lake on the island was once a so-called ‘money pit’. It’s weird how hard folks will work for their free buck …

Here, try this link (click the pic) to another different site that I always find interesting—

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screen-shot-2016-09-18-at-22-07-45—and while you read ponder all sorts of interesting blasphemies such as the age of Man, the spread of civilisations, and why does academia always fight new ideas (viciously with no holds barred and no stones unthrown … until the Old Guard dies off and the new slips quietly into place, rewriting common ‘knowledge’ and consigning both ‘facts’ and cherished beliefs to the great garbage bins of history)?

Don’t ask me — I’m just a cute little puppy with a nice waggy tail. You know: dum’ dawg …

 

Ask them.

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I’M A BELIEVER~!

in Equality

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I’ve just blitzed a news article on ‘education’. As most things academia-ic these days it’s heavily and unsubtly PC slanted.

“In a society committed to equity for all its citizens, education cannot allow itself to perpetuate divisions based on socio-economic status or ethnicity.”

PERSONALLY

I think that divisions are based more on traits than artificial trends. I’ve shared ‘education’ (think classrooms) with folks of many ethnicities. Even allowing for genderal differences in the old days (boys were rowdy and strutted our stuff, girls were demure and compliant) the fact is that some (dare I say it?) cultures are indoctrinated (read programmed) differently.

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Education requires the right attitude.

In New Zealand the Asians (Indians, Chinese) have the right attitude. They achieve. Why is that?

Why should some ‘damned slant-eyed Asiatic’ who is quiet in class, respectful of the teachers, works hard and takes stuff home to continue working hard … get all the prosperity whilst real kiwi kids who compliantly strut their stuff are penalised with low grades?

Official data on all standards sat in every subject for 2015 shows that Maori, Pasifika and low-decile students were less likely to take academic subjects than Pakeha, Asian and high-decile students.

When they did take academic subjects, Maori, Pasifika and low-decile students were less likely to sit exams.

When they sat exams, Maori, Pasifika and low-decile students were less likely to pass.

Sourced: CLICK HERE

I HAVE OBSERVED A PATTERN

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Indian immigrants share their finances within their groupings. They fund each other in what appears (to me) to be ‘honour loans’.

Their kids work hard too. They invest, service their investments and prosper. The laundress today funds her kid through to become a lawyer or doctor who will invest wisely and establish a dynasty tomorrow.

The Chinese here likewise. Even in their spare (?) time they are still hard at work (but when they do ‘break out’, wow!).

He said while there was an important place for vocational pathways at secondary school, and while not all students would go to university, it was not right that low participation rates in more academic courses were more common for poor, Maori, or Pasifika students.

“In a society committed to equity for all its citizens, education cannot allow itself to perpetuate divisions based on socio-economic status or ethnicity.”

So if “all men are created equal” … where do differences come in? All robots off the assembly line need identical programming to perform identically, no?


Western Bay of Plenty students are showcasing their kapa haka talents as the second day of the Ra-Whakangahau Festival at Bethlehem School gets underway.

Primary and intermediate schools in the area from Katikati to Paengaroa are taking to the stage to perform in the two day festival.

Greenpark Primary girls perform in the Bethlehem kapa haka festival. Photos Bruce Barnard.

A total of 30 schools will perform 40 acts during the festival.

Bethlehem School principal Brian Field says the festival is an opportunity for schools to showcase the groups and talents of their children.

Sourced: CLICK HERE


EQUALITY OF EDUCATION

means that all kids in the NZ schooling systems are fed through the same cultural indoctrination mills. All good clean fun and keeps them off the streets—but is it ‘education’?

“So you wanna job flipping burgers for me? Are you qualified?”

“Sure, mate! I got a Phd in Kapa haka and a black belt in twirling the poi!”

“Far cough … I want someone who can actually do something!”

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Thank heavens no New Zealanders ever read my posts … I’d be lynched.

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