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Texas Loves Kids

Gotta love Texas.  Texas loves kids enough they feel that they are worth protecting in ways that work better than having one officer on hand who is nothing more than the first victim to any well planned attack. via Texas School District’s Sign Is Almost Sure to Irk the Left: ‘Please Be Aware That the Staff at Argyle ISD Are…’ | TheBlaze.com. FacebookPinterestGoogleRedditTwitterTumblrEmailPrintPocketMoreLinkedInLike this:Like...

Self Reliance Skills: Teach Someone Something

Why learn new self reliance skills Living a self-sufficient lifestyle, and trying to cut down your reliance on outside entities is not something that comes out of the blue. It is something that must be worked on and fostered. Part of that entails learning the skills and gathering the knowledge to do so. Without continued learning, your efforts stagnate, and you never achieve your goals. There is not a single person that I know who is traveling the path towards self reliance who is not constantly trying a new technique, or reading some book or manual in order to learn new skills and accumulate more knowledge. Why pass on your self reliance skills For many, a natural progression after gaining, or mastering, new skills, is to pass them along. The obvious answer as to why they do this is that they are propagating the idea of self-reliance and independent living. On the other hand, many people don’t consider themselves teachers and don’t have the confidence to teach others what they know. If you fall in to the latter category, there are a couple of reasons why you should reconsider becoming a teacher or mentor, if for no other reason then for your own self-improvement. The first reason is that by teaching others, you are forced to critically break down the process. You gain a more intimate knowledge of what you are teaching. By doing so, you become better at whatever you are passing along. The second reason for teaching others what you know is that you expose yourself to new ideas and outlooks on the subject matter. A student may give you fresh angle on the topic, or impart some knowledge you don’t have. Andrew’s Note:  In my Army life I’ve always volunteered to teach topics that I struggled with…preparing to teach others is the best way to learn...

I Do Not Know – Today’s Quote

Teach thy tongue to say, “I do not know,” and thous shalt progress. Rabbi Mosheh ben Maimon AKA Moses Maimonides FacebookPinterestGoogleRedditTwitterTumblrEmailPrintPocketMoreLinkedInLike this:Like...

Lewis On Values – Today’s Quote

Education without values, as useful as it is, seems rather to make man a more clever devil. C.S. Lewis FacebookPinterestGoogleRedditTwitterTumblrEmailPrintPocketMoreLinkedInLike this:Like...

Be A Barrier Against Ignorance – Today’s Quote

Bigotry is the disease of ignorance, of morbid minds; enthusiasm of the free and buoyant.  Education and free discussion are the antidotes of both.  We are destined to be a barrier against the returns of ignorance and barbarism. President Thomas Jefferson FacebookPinterestGoogleRedditTwitterTumblrEmailPrintPocketMoreLinkedInLike this:Like...

Ignorant People with Impressive Degrees – Today’s Quote

Someone summarized Barack Obama in three words — “educated,” “smart” and “ignorant.” Unfortunately, those same three words would describe all too many of the people who come out of our most prestigious colleges and universities today. President Obama seems completely unaware of how many of the policies he is trying to impose have been tried before, in many times and places around the world, and have failed time and again. Economic equality?  That was tried in the 19th century, in communities set up by Robert Owen, the man who coined the term “socialism.”  Those communities all collapsed. It was tried even earlier, in 18th century Georgia, when that was a British colony. People in Georgia ended up fleeing to other colonies, as many other people would vote with their feet in the 20th century, by fleeing many other societies around the world that were established in the name of economic equality. But who reads history these days?  Moreover, those parts of history that would undermine the vision of the left — which prevails in our education system from elementary school to postgraduate study — are not likely to get much attention. The net results are bright people, with impressive degrees, who have been told for years how brilliant they are, but who are often ignorant of facts that might cause them to question what they have been indoctrinated with in schools and colleges. Dr. Thomas Sowell, American Economist, Social Commentator, and Author via Fact-Free Liberals Andrew’s Note:  Bright but ignorant people with impressive degrees will be the ruin of us if we aren’t careful… FacebookPinterestGoogleRedditTwitterTumblrEmailPrintPocketMoreLinkedInLike this:Like...

Preparedness, Labor and Learning – Today’s Quote

There are no secrets to success. It is the result of preparation, hard work, and learning from failure. Former Secretary of State, National Security Adviser and General (RET) Colin Powell   FacebookPinterestGoogleRedditTwitterTumblrEmailPrintPocketMoreLinkedInLike this:Like...

Hitler On The Young – Today’s Quote

He alone, who owns the youth, gains the future. German Chancellor Adolf Hitler Andrew’s Note:  Don’t underestimate how much the international socialists have learned from the national socialists (NAZI’s). FacebookPinterestGoogleRedditTwitterTumblrEmailPrintPocketMoreLinkedInLike this:Like...

Tests & Lessons – Today’s Quote

In school you get the lesson and then take the test… In life you take the test and then get the lesson. Anonymous (Yes there really is an Anonymous Author’s Page at Amazon) FacebookPinterestGoogleRedditTwitterTumblrEmailPrintPocketMoreLinkedInLike this:Like...

Doomed to Repeat – Today’s Quote

The study of history is a powerful antidote to contemporary arrogance.  It is humbling to discover how many of our glib assumptions, which seem to us novel and plausible, have been tested before, not once but many times and in innumerable guises; and discovered to be, at great human cost, wholly false. Paul Johnson FacebookPinterestGoogleRedditTwitterTumblrEmailPrintPocketMoreLinkedInLike this:Like...

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