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An article about the interesting things that happened when a school got rid of its playground rules.
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“We were keeping our eye on 1984. When the year came and the prophecy didn't, thoughtful Americans sang softly in praise of themselves. The roots of liberal democracy had held. Wherever else the terror had happened, we, at least, had not been visited by Orwellian nightmares.

"But we had forgotten that alongside Orwell's dark vision, there was another - slightly older, slightly less well known, equally chilling: Aldous Huxley's Brave New World. Contrary to common belief even among the educated, Huxley and Orwell did not prophesy the same thing. Orwell warns that we will be overcome by an externally imposed oppression. But in Huxley's vision, no Big Brother is required to deprive people of their autonomy, maturity and history. As he saw it, people will come to love their oppression, to adore the technologies that undo their capacities to think.

"What Orwell feared were those who would ban books. What Huxley feared was that there would be no reason to ban a book, for there would be no one who wanted to read one. Orwell feared those who would deprive us of information. Huxley feared those who would give us so much that we would be reduced to passivity and egoism. Orwell feared that the truth would be concealed from us. Huxley feared the truth would be drowned in a sea of irrelevance. Orwell feared we would become a captive culture. Huxley feared we would become a trivial culture, preoccupied with some equivalent of the feelies, the orgy porgy, and the centrifugal bumblepuppy. As Huxley remarked in Brave New World Revisited, the civil libertarians and rationalists who are ever on the alert to oppose tyranny "failed to take into account man's almost infinite appetite for distractions". In 1984, Huxley added, people are controlled by inflicting pain. In Brave New World, they are controlled by inflicting pleasure. In short, Orwell feared that what we hate will ruin us. Huxley feared that what we love will ruin us.

"This book is about the possibility that Huxley, not Orwell, was right.”
- Neil Postman
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Cody Donovan, recently honorably discharged from the Marines, rushed to the scene of the NJ mall shooting and wanted to help, He told officers that he was armed, a retired Military Police Officer, and wanted to help locate the suspect. Police then promptly arrested him for violating New Jersey’s strict gun laws.
A New Milford, NJ man found himself in trouble with the law after trying to help during the incident that occurred at a NJ mall, which initially appeared to be a lone gunman situation, but was late...
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+Jeff Fox In NJ? I wouldn't count on it. This os a slam dunk for the procecutor. He's not going to let that one get away.
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Not sure if anyone in the area of northern NJ is looking for an apartment but I have one for rent.
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Awesomesauce indeed!
 
Check THIS out. Tool’s ’46 and 2′ Performed by (Super) Kids
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Aaron O’Keefe is a music teacher on a mission. This guy would give Jack Black’s School of Rock a run for their money. His latest video release is a group of students from his music class offering their polished rendition of Tool‘s song, 46 and 2 from 1997′s Ænima.
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The manufacture of incandescent light bulbs is now all but banned in America thanks to the collusion of environmentalists and crony corporatists.
#lightbulbs #cronycorporatism  
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Nice!
 

It's trolling, yes. But it still made me laugh.

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Federal highway standards mandate speed limits at the 85th percentile. If you don't do regular traffic studies and set them according to this, you're not supposed to get highway funding.

That's the theory. In reality, however...
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