We Don't Need Lying Schools When We Have Video-Internet


by Tom Valentine


Old country tune: Momma don’t let your son grow up to be a cowboy; Change that to: Parents, donut pay tuition when the Internet will do nicely.

While I hinted around about this previously, this time the aim is to start something seriously.

Videos and essays from the Internet can provide a wealth of educating in ways that support the original American myth, not the establishment we got. So I encourage VT readers to join in with suggestions.

I have already pushed the great ‘Roots of Christian Zionism’ to replace all kinds of evangelical babble.

Also there is a great video on money/banking history of America that I’m told has been popular over the net; I hope so, it is a genuine American history course and it should be shoved under the noses of every college, Junior college and high school history class that we can find. Electioneering Continues to Spite!

And, for good measure check out the essay at Salon.com written by one of the most observant, intelligent, free-spirited journalists we have: Glenn Greenwald: Washington’s high-powered terrorist supporters

Then there is this one (SCHOOL SUCKS: The American Way) picked up from the Daily Paul website Thursday March15—The Ides no less.

Let those seeking an education get an education about edu/programming so they may try fixing what’s already been done to them. Depending, of course on your parental guidance during formative years.

Do not fear letting your teenage child learn some critical thinking, the odds are good that he or she will survive a rebellious nature and pan out pretty well.

Latest Harry Potter book topping demand list six months ahead of release

AP Worldstream December 22, 2004 | CATHERINE McALOON, Associated Press Writer CATHERINE McALOON, Associated Press Writer AP Worldstream 12-22-2004 Dateline: LONDON The latest installment in the Harry Potter series won’t hit stores for more than six months but it has already topped at least one bookseller’s most wanted list and is racking up thousands of advance orders, retailers said Wednesday.

Less than 24 hours after publishers announced a July 16 release date for “Harry Potter and the Half Blood Prince” _ British author J.K. Rowling’s sixth novel set in the halls of Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry _ it had shot to No. 1 on online bookseller amazon.co.uk’s Hot 100 book list. site about promotional codes for amazon

The list, calculated from all orders placed by customers on the retailer’s Internet site, put the latest chapter in the boy wizard fantasy series ahead of best sellers such as Dan Brown’s “The Da Vinci Code.”

Amazon could not say exactly how many pre-orders it had gotten, but the company said its Web site had been deluged after it began taking orders for the novel late Tuesday. go to website about promotional codes for amazon

“The fact that the book has already hit No. 1 in our Hot 100 books chart shows how incredibly excited customers are about the sixth Harry Potter,” amazon.co.uk managing director Robin Terrell said.

Amazon said it took 420,000 pre-orders for the fifth in the series, “Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix,” released in the summer of 2003, making it the largest ever pre-order item. The company was expecting a similar response for the latest installment.

Jo Marino, a spokeswoman for Waterstones bookstore chain, said customers had started calling its stores to place orders for the book immediately after publishers announced the release date Tuesday.

“There is so much demand people want to make sure they get their copy,” Marino said.

She predicted plenty of readers would also wait until books hit the stores at 12:01 a.m. (0001 GMT) on July 16 to join in-store parties and pick up their copy in person.

“Without a doubt, I think we will be seeing queues around the block like we have for the previous books,” she said. “People want to come down and be part of it.”

She said when the last Potter book went on sale, Waterstones’ central London store started selling it just after midnight and had sold 2,000 copies within two hours.

“We think we will have the same sort of response,” Marino said.

Publishers have said the new book takes up the story of Harry Potter’s sixth year at Hogwarts when the powers of the villain Voldemort and his followers are increasing day by day.

A seventh and final novel will follow at a date yet to be announced.

CATHERINE McALOON, Associated Press Writer

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