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Steve's Alternative Ed Class
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Steve's Alternative Ed Class

I have an idea to start my own "class" here. One thing I want to do is offer people links, ideas etc which I believe are helpful in forming an alternative belief system, lifestyle, community and society. I asked someone once how we can change the system and he said first we have to stop believing in it. So I want to help you stop believing what those around you believe and teach, and to offer you new things to believe or believe in.

Later I may organize things I post here but for now I will probably just drop links here and you can check them out if you want.

I plan to edit/move the comments to keep them very clean so they don't "disrupt" the flow of my class contents. I want this thread to be a place where people can come to get new ideas, not to get caught up in debates and side discussions. I welcome posts that support the class contents with relevant, similar/related links and of course appreciation since one of my needs is to feel appreciated.


Pharma exec turns whistleblower
I like a lot of the Young Turks shows. One reason I like them is the host comes right out and says he is an atheist. Here is one I found today about Obama being a huge disappointment.
Former top pharma sales Gwen Olsen speaks about duped, doped and dying in America
Expressing painful feelings reduces them - a post I made

April 13

Everything you think you know about addiction is wrong - Johann Hari

Here is an animated video of the same thing
(This post was last modified: 04-14-2016 09:07 AM by stevehein.)
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