CATO Institute: “Freedom from Speech” on College Campuses (Greg Lukianoff)

I’m a big fan of FIRE and Greg Lukianoff.  I hope this interview will show you why:

Bill Warner with Jamie Glazov

Remember, Bill Warner is on a Canadian speaking tour and will be coming to:

-  Grand Prairie, Alberta on Sunday, the 16th of November, 2014

-  Toronto, Ontario on Monday, the 17th of November, 2014*

-  Ottawa, Ontario on Tuesday, the 18th of November, 2014*

-  Montreal, Quebec on Wednesday, the 19th of November, 2014*

-  Hamilton, Ontario on Thursday, the 20th of November, 2014

* I’ll be there!!!

 

P.S. Jamie Glazov himself is coming to Montreal, on Monday, December 1st, 2014 at 7:30pm at the  Ruby Foos Hotel,  7655 Decarie Blvd. (Metro stop:  Namur (Orange Line)) FREE PARKING!

The Islamic Persecution of Religious Minorities

As sad as this is, Islamic persecution of religious minorities is a fact.

And yes, it does include Islamic minorities which differ from the majority sect of Islam – in this way, Islam does not differentiate.  Every sect of Islam persecutes religious minorities other than itself.

Why?

Raymond Ibrahim is one person who writes about this in detail – and discusses so in this video.

Another person who speaks about this issue with knowledge and passion is Dr. Bill Warner, who is making a speaking tour of Canada.

November 16th, he will be speaking at the Pomeroy Hotel & Conference Centre in Grand Prairie, Alberta.

November 17th, he will be speaking in the Toronto Zionist Centre, Toronto, Ontario

November 18th, he will be speaking at the Ottawa Library Archives which is in Ottawa-Nepean (still in Ontario).

November 19th, he will be speaking at the Spanish & Portuguese Synagogue in Montreal, Quebec.

And last but not least:

November 20th, he will be speaking at the Ramada Beacon Harborside Inn in Hamilton, Ontario.

I myself will come to the Toronto event and am helping organize the Ottawa and Montreal events – so, if you happen to make it to one of those evenings, please, do come and say hi!

The full information about the tour is on The Freedom Community website:

Bill Warner, PhD:
What do we do now?

Christian Persecution, Jewish Persecution,
Hindu, Buddhist, Sikh, Atheist, Agnostic,
Apostate Persecution …
and Islam.
Why? And why so much silence about it?
Most of all, what do we do now?

Bill Warner - Political Islam, Persecution of Infidels Kafirs

November 16 – Grand Prairie, Alberta
November 17 – Toronto, Ontario
November 18 – Ottawa, Ontario
November 19 – Montreal, Montreal
November 20 – Hamilton, Ontario

Bill Warner - Political Islam, Voice for the Voiceless


When Bill Warner saw the second plane hit the second tower, he knew this was jihad, and that confronting this would be his life work from that moment on.

And it has been.

He has studied the Islamic religious texts – the Quran, Hadiths and Sira.

He has written easy-to-read versions which are authoritative. That is, the sources are cited for every statement.

He has spoken from coast to coast.

And he continues to ask: what do we do now?

January 2014 marked a turning point.

Bill Warner’s background is in science. He has a PhD in Physics. This has led him to value facts. But it was becoming clear to him that the facts were out there – and so many people were not listening.

What to do?

He saw that Muslims loudly claimed the role of victim – despite massive Muslim persecution of Christians and Jews and Hindus and Buddhists and atheists and agnostics.

It was clear to Bill that it was time for the persecuted non-Muslims to proclaim the reality of their persecution, and it was time for the persecuted to speak out. For instance, it time for all Christians to speak out on behalf of persecuted Christians instead of staying silent.

A Voice for the Voiceless, Bill has proclaimed.

He has dug into history, especially the brutal history of Islam, to explain why so many of the victimized are staying silent. And he is doing all he can to arouse the silent into community action.

DR BILL WARNER
will be speaking on:

- the content of Islam re non-Muslims,
including prohibitions against freedom of speech;
- the content of Sharia re non-Muslims;
- the 1400 history of Islam, including the persecution
and victimization of Christians, Jews,
Hindus, Buddhists, atheists, agnostics
as well as Muslims who disagree in
any way with the Muslims in power;
- and the quest for effective action
to reach people with this information,
especially to reach them on an emotional level.


Dr Bill Warner.
Courage, Conviction, Perseverance.
From Political Islam,
to 1400 Years of Terror, to …
A Voice for the Voiceless.

Bill Warner with American Flag

“My mission is to educate the world
about the doctrine and history of Political Islam.
I deal with facts, not opinions.”

For more information
about Bill Warner, click here

Bill Warner, Political Islam

A Special Thank You
Individuals who take action are so important.
For this event, many thanks to
the Christian Men’s Luncheon Group
in Grande Prairie.

It has been instrumental
in bringing Bill to Canada.
Its members realize
that the education of Canadians
with regards to the ideology of Islam
is desperately needed.
The group also brought
Robert Spencer in 2013.

John Robson – Hey Liberals! Stop blaming the West for 14 centuries of Islamic aggression

 

Bill Maher and Sam Harris vs, Ben Affleck Battle Over Radical Islam – ” They Will F*cking Kill You! “

Plus a bit of commentary:

Can Video games be used in education? – a guest post by my son

I removed the header identifying my son’s name and the class/teacher/assignment he wrote this  for.  The reason for publishing this essay is that I think it is most awesome and can stand on its own!  

            Video games. You’ve probably played at least one of them before. Almost everyone has at some point in their lives. Chances are it was fun, but maybe not. If you look on the internet, it doesn’t take long to find out that there are many people who love video games. If you haven’t really thought about them, you might find it strange that some weird form of entertainment has gotten such a huge following. But stop yourself there. If you really go down the rabbit hole of video games, you can see that they can be more than just cheap time-wasters.

 

When kids see games, most of the time, they will pounce upon them, because kids love games. What if there was a way to use these games in order to educate them? Then kids would see it as another game, and allow themselves to imprint upon it, something kids might not do for pencil and paper work. But how could you possibly get any educational value from a game?

 

Firstly, games can help you learn basic logic skills. This can be as simple as teaching a young child how pressing a certain button can have different results. For example, you could let the child experiment with a set of buttons, where each of which makes a different colour on the screen. After letting the child experiment, ask the child to make a specific colour appear. This can be extended into more advanced logic puzzles. In a game called Minecraft, there is something called Redstone, which allows users to create logic gates and make complex contraptions. People have made computers, calculators, clocks, and more by using it. This would be a fantastic way to teach logic gates. Have the students make RS-Nor latches, and contraptions to prove their understanding.

 

Redstone isn’t the only good thing about Minecraft, though. Minecraft can teach kids architectural design, how to manage resources (Making sure you don’t run out of food, getting the right amount of material to build something, etc.), how to read, allow a great form of expressing themselves, and so many other applications! It’s like LEGO on steroids, minus choking hazards and the pain of stepping on them. There’s even an official educational version of Minecraft licensed by the developer, Mojang, called Minecraft EDU, and it’s being used in classrooms around the world. If you install mods manually into Minecraft, the possibilities increase almost exponentially, as are mods to add computer programming, and more.

 

But let’s take a step away from just Minecraft. Games in general can help kids develop problem solving skills and wit. If you already think that playing chess (or similar board games) is great for children, you’re in luck. There are many games that are all about using wit, intuition, and problem solving to get out of a tight situation. There are games that are basically chess with different rules, such as Starcraft or Civilization. There are also many single-player puzzle games that make you think about how your actions can affect your environment and how to get past obstacles. Games like Portal 1 and 2 are great examples of this.

 

Some history games put the player in the shoes of a historical figure, and give you the task of making the same decisions the figure did. If well executed, this can really help the player understand why these figures did what they did, while if they just read a textbook that said they did something, it won’t have the same impact for the student. Admittedly, this approach might not be great at teaching specifics like dates or small decisions the real historical figures did, but it can put them in the right mindset.

 

And when it comes time for marking to see how each student is doing, most games will provide a much more quantifiable answer than other means, or at least a more convenient means to an end. It’s easy to take a look at how students are progressing through games. What stages gave them the hardest times? Which ones did they breeze over? Is there a central concept the student is struggling with? You can teach it to them, maybe walk them through one of the stages they are having a hard time with. Watch them progress again, see if they learned anything from your lesson.

 

In fact, there are some schools and teachers that are testing the waters with using games in the classroom, and you know what? Teachers are showing that it’s working! There are many examples of teachers reporting positive effects, and the usage of some games like Minecraft in subjects like math, science, social studies, and computer science.

 

I am not trying to say that games should replace other parts of school. No, that would not be a good idea. What I’m really saying is that games can be used in conjunction with the other methods to provide great benefits. If we can move ourselves away from the idea that games are only entertainment, our society can benefit hugely, as games have a lot of untapped potential.

 

Sources

  • Andrew Miller “Ideas for Using Minecraft in the Classroom” org, Demand Media April 13 2014, Web. September 18 2014
  • “Examples by Subject” minecraftedu.com n.p. n.d. Web. September 18 2014
  • PBS Idea Channel, Mike Rugnetta “Is Minecraft the Ultimate Educational Tool? | Idea Channel | PBS Digital Studios” Online video clip. Youtube, March 6 2013, Web. September 18 2014
  • Jacqui Murray “Minecraft in the Classroom Teaches Reading and More” Teachhub, n.d. September 18
  • Brandon Chapman “Video games could dramatically streamline education research” news.wsu.edu September 18 2014, Web. September 18 2014 (No, this was not a mistake.)

Chilled in Alaska: Student Newspaper Investigated for Nearly a Year for Protected Speech

FIRE is indeed a force for good!

 

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