Wednesday, July 06, 2011

A Milestone And A Roadblock

The other day Marginalizing Morons received its 800,000th recorded hit!

Although it is far short of the 1 million hit goal I had set for last year. Whatever. My traffic keeps dropping as the web gets infinitely more crowded and everyone else is gaming the Google search algorithm.

As an exercise in self-entertainment, it just doesn't feel right for me to run around doing guest posts, joining blogging networks, posting in forums, and whatnot just so more people visit my *personal* non-remunerative blog. Nor do I have the time!

The progress of my commercial website endeavor quite frankly sucks. So I'm putting Marginalizing Morons on hold for these quiet two summer months (July and August) and will instead focus my energy on my edu-preneurial pursuits.

In 6+ years of blogging I've never really taken any significant time off. I don't want to say I'm tired of being CaptiousNut because I'm not. There's just too much *noise* in my life these days - too many visitors, too much travel, too many activities, etc....something has got to give.

Fear not my flock, I will most certainly be back. And I probably won't be able to resist breaking my break and posting here and there.

(I'd advise my readers to subscribe to my blog via RSS or email so they don't get frustrated checking this site for my reincarnation. The button to do so in on my right margin, down the page a bit.)

Tuesday, July 05, 2011

Brazilian Homeschool Nazis

Here's a frustrated Brazilian father talking about the government persecution he's suffered on account of his decision to homeschool his OWN children:

If you are lazy and/or short on time start around the 12 minute mark.

The outrageous highlight for me was how he was convicted of *the heinous crime of transforming these boys into self-learners.*

And that's not a parental's the literal government accusation!!!

Swedish Nazis!

Read this:

A little boy was unjustly separated from his parents because of homeschooling.

From July 3 through 10th, Swedish elected officials, journalists, and political activists will gather in Visby, Domenic Johansson's home town, for a major "Festival of Politics." Politicians will be making important speeches, and hundreds of official and unofficial meetings will be taking place. Let’s make sure that the tragedy of Domenic’s separation from his parents is brought to light at this major event. Please sign this petition to Sweden's elected officials and top politicians, to bring these important questions to the forefront during this major political conference.

On June 25th of 2009, officials of Gotland, Sweden boarded a plane bound for India and removed Domenic Johansson from his parents’ custody without a warrant or reasonable cause to believe that he was being harmed. The supposed crime? Choosing to home school Domenic and to delay or decline certain immunizations! Home schooling was legal at the time in Sweden (although it has recently been banned), and historically parents have always been given the option to legally delay or decline immunizations if they thought it in the best interest of their particular child or children. Even if there were a legal issue over homeschooling or using an alternative vaccination schedule, those would NOT have been justifiable reasons to remove a child from his home and loving family where he was healthy and happy.

This child has been away from his parents for TWO YEARS...

Note how sensitive the government, er ALL GOVERNMENTS are about the *sanctity* of vaccinations. If they declare something healthy/necessary don't you dare cross them.

Anytime someone says to me that homeschooling should be illegal here in American I remark that *Hitler agrees with you!*. He banned homeschooling and since then, Germany still hasn't changed the law.

Yeah, Europe is sooooooo much more progressive!