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[PODCAST] #367: The Trivium, Non-Violent Communication and Mind Control – A Response to Gnostic Media (Part 4 of 5)

Tony Myers, Darrell Becker and I analyze and respond to the Gnostic Media presentation called “Nonviolent Communication, Pt. 2 “From the Fabians, thru MKULTRA, to Today.” - #230 w/Bill Joslin. This was discussed at length in the School Sucks Facebook Group (link). Today we cover their presentation from the beginning to roughly the 22-minute mark, where in a effort to trace the history and development of NVC, they discuss linguistics, the potentially dangerous therapeutic techniques of Milton Erickson (indirect technique and confusion technique), and neuro-linguistic programming. Then they analyze a paragraph Darrell wrote in a Facebook thread. Description from Gnostic Media: Bill Joslin at an early age developed a fascination with mind and awareness. Subsequently he spent 16 years studying ...

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[PODCAST] #365: The Trivium, Non-Violent Communication and Mind Control – A Response to Gnostic Media (Part 3 of 5)

Tony Myers, Darrell Becker and I analyze and respond to the Gnostic Media presentation called “Nonviolent Communication, Pt. 1 “Is NVC Consistent with the Trivium Method?” This is Gnostic Media podcast #229, recorded on may 18th, 2015, with guest Bill Joslin. This was discussed at length in the School Sucks Facebook Group (link). Today we cover their presentation from 01:41:22 to the end, where they compare the OFNR process of non-violent communication to the Trivium. Description from Gnostic Media: Bill Joslin at an early age developed a fascination with mind and awareness. Subsequently he spent 16 years studying Bonpo, Nyingma Buddhist and Taoist practices. He spent a year in Asia interviewing Buddhist monks in Laos, Cambodia, Nepal; Taoist practitioners in ...

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[VIDEO] The Trivium, NVC and Mind Control (Series Introduction)

This is the first 34 minutes of podcast #363: The Trivium, Non-Violent Communication and Mind Control - A Response to Gnostic Media (Part 1 of 5). Full Show: http://schoolsucksproject.com/podcast-363-the-trivium-non-violent-communication-and-mind-control-a-response-to-gnostic-media-part-1-of-5/ Tony Myers, Darrell Becker and I analyze and respond to the Gnostic Media presentation “Nonviolent Communication, Pt. 1 “Is NVC Consistent with the Trivium Method?” This is Gnostic Media podcast #229, recorded on may 18th, 2015, with Jan Irvin and Bill Joslin. This was discussed at length in the School Sucks Facebook Group here: https://www.facebook.com/groups/424507561027798/ Nonviolent Communication, Pt. 1 "Is NVC Consistent with the Trivium Method?" 229 w/Bill Joslin - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6Cgek9v1hsc Nonviolent Communication, Pt. 2 “From the Fabians, thru MKULTRA, to Today.” - #230 w/Bill Joslin - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=G1UoKpu-lMY Bill Joslin's Slideshow: ...

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[PODCAST] #364: The Trivium, Non-Violent Communication and Mind Control – A Response to Gnostic Media (Part 2 of 5)

Tony Myers, Darrell Becker and I analyze and respond to the Gnostic Media presentation called “Nonviolent Communication, Pt. 1 “Is NVC Consistent with the Trivium Method?” This is Gnostic Media podcast #229, recorded on may 18th, 2015, with guest Bill Joslin. This was discussed at length in the School Sucks Facebook Group (link). Today we cover their presentation from 01:22:31 to 01:41:22, where they discuss the 4 Ds of Disconnected Communication and Observations > Feelings > Needs > Requests. This image created some confusion: Description from Gnostic Media: Bill Joslin at an early age developed a fascination with mind and awareness. Subsequently he spent 16 years studying Bonpo, Nyingma Buddhist and Taoist practices. He spent a year in Asia interviewing ...

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[PODCAST] #363: The Trivium, Non-Violent Communication and Mind Control – A Response to Gnostic Media (Part 1 of 5)

Tony Myers, Darrell Becker and I analyze and respond to the Gnostic Media presentation called “Nonviolent Communication, Pt. 1 “Is NVC Consistent with the Trivium Method?” This is Gnostic Media podcast #229, recorded on may 18th, 2015, with guest Bill Joslin. This was discussed at length in the School Sucks Facebook Group (link). Today we cover their presentation from 01:06:27 to 01:22:31, where they begin addressing the questions: is NVC consistent with the Trivium Method? can NVC replace rhetoric in the Trivium? Description from Gnostic Media: Bill Joslin at an early age developed a fascination with mind and awareness. Subsequently he spent 16 years studying Bonpo, Nyingma Buddhist and Taoist practices. He spent a year in Asia interviewing Buddhist monks ...

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[PODCAST] #359: Adverse Childhood Experiences and Resilience (Part 5 – Elephant In the Room)

With Wes Bertrand and Matt Amberson Discussed Today: -If there is a Liberty Movement, is it moving? Why not? -NVC and trauma: Rosenberg’s disconnection (and lack of philosophical clarity) -recent ”mind control” and “manipulation” claims -the trauma cycle: shame, dishonesty (with self and others), more shame, inauthenticity, defense and disconnection -how to heal, the 7th Pillar of Self-Esteem 6 PSYCHOLOGICAL WOUNDS (from unmet needs): 1-formation of a false-self (in order to survive) 2-excessive shame 3-excessive guilt 4-excessive fears 5-reality distortion (like denial) 6-problems with trust (trusting too easily and being or not trusting trustworthy people and being isolated) 7-difficulty feeling your emotions; being numb—and/or difficulty bonding with others and tolerating healthy intimacy REQUISITES FOR RECOVERY: -awareness… -knowledge… -recruit inner strength ...

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[BONUS] Non-Violent Communication Is Mind-Control? (With Darrell Becker and Tony Myers)

AUDIO, 74 MINUTES - Our initial discussion and reaction to the Gnostic Media videos "exposing NVC," which argued that it is inconsistent with the Trivium Method. We share ideas about how to plan for a production hopefully in early July. Because we aim for a balanced response to what was presented by Jan Irvin and Bill Joslin, we tried to vent all of our frustration in this session. Here are the links:

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[PODCAST] #336: Scientific Consensus vs. Dissent (Part 2) – Are We Even Having A Discussion?

This show continues a series that will examine the concept of scientific consensus and contrast it with voices of the dissenters who find value in minority scientific opinions, theories and conclusions. Today we ask the question: is there any way to bridge the gap? Darrell Becker will be co-hosting all episodes in this series. Monologue: -Brett discusses how little he knows about the vaccine debate for 30 minutes Discussion: What is the Political Debate Contract? And how does it relate to this flowchart?

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Podcast #290: The Hazards of Disconnection – Two Conversations and An Article (With Darrell Becker, Mark Edge and Ian Freeman)

A very long, winding, rather personal, lightly edited show addressing the dangers of social isolation and interpersonal disconnection. It expands into other topics from there. Outline: Opening Monologue (START-0:06:59) Free Talk Live warm-up discussion on isolation (0:07:00-0:33:30) Reading/discussing the articleHow Extreme Isolation Warps the Mind (0:33:30-1:09:45) Further discussion With Darrell Becker (1:09:45-END) Discussion: -Calm through context -Isolation diminishes our standards for connection -Positive and negative experiences with psychedelics -Asocial vs. antisocial -From cynicism to social isolation -How romantic relationships can take us away from ourselves -Darrell investigates the Free Keene conflict and attempts to connect -Gratitude -Using logical and emotional tools -When people become abstractions -The island of the individual -Illusions of balance in life -Compliments and their motivations -Brett's ...

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Podcast #289: Autonomy Through Agorism (Part 4) – Permaculture Connections to The Trivium, The NAP and The Practice of Living Purposefully

Jamin and I discuss how the Trivium method relates to Permaculture. Also covered: composting methods, Permaculture Principles, Permaculture Ethics, connections to the Non-Aggression Principle, connections to NVC, connections to the practice of living purposefully, Input-Process-Output Do you have questions? Please submit them in the comments. Bumper Music: "Paradise City" (Instrumental Cover) - Karl Golden "Moth" - moe. Look Closer: Jamin's Group - Agora et Agricola: the market and farm. - https://www.facebook.com/groups/1931500123655775/ Agorism Resources - http://agorism.info/ Design Principles of Permaculture - http://www.fincatresanillos.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/07/designprinciples.jpg Paul Wheaton, permies.com - http://www.permies.com/ Permaculture Design Principles Expansion - http://permacultureprinciples.com/principles/

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Video: Libertarian Communication Challenges

(A/V CLUB) Carlos Morales of Truth Over Comfort Podcast discusses his recent article, Who the Fuck Are Free Keeners? This leads into a discussion about paths to liberty, activism, public relations, avoiding labels and communication. Full article: http://www.truthovercomfort.net/blog/2014/4/14/who-the-fck-are-free-keeners Carlos Morales: http://www.truthovercomfort.net/

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Podcast #257 (Supplemental): Better Communication With Ed and Ethan

My recent discussion with Ed and Ethan about NVC and a few other subjects. Check out their show here. From EdandEthan.com: Brett Veinotte, host of the School Sucks Podcast, joins us to talk about the history of the school system. Stick around after the extro music for an extended conversation on non-violent communication and Ethan’s affinity for more abrasive forms of communicating. Look Closer: The Trivium Applied to Communication - http://schoolsucksproject.com/category/podcast/the-trivium-applied-to-communication/

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Podcast #253: The Trivium Method Applied – Voluntary Communication (Part 4 of 4, Advanced Strategies and Review)

Part Four: Advanced Strategies and Review What are the results of knowing and using the skills of the Trivium Method of critical thinking in conjunction with the skills of using Voluntary Communication, also known as Non-Violent Communication (or NVC)? This show concludes a series about Merging the Trivium Method with Voluntary Communication or NVC, and developing strategies for better interpersonal connections. Darrell Becker will be co-hosting all episodes in this series. Discussed Today: (Darrell's Notes) Statements and Phrases to Help Generate Connection Here's a strategy for designing greater empathetic and intellectual effectiveness (as defined above) in one's own life: Internal Intellectual Equilibrium & Internal Empathetic Equilibrium is desired, designed, engineered and created. “Splinters of the Mind” are self-identified and removed. ...

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Podcast #252: The Trivium Method Applied – Voluntary Communication (Part 3 of 4, Helpful Metaphors and Methods)

Part Three: Helpful Metaphors and Methods What are the results of knowing and using the skills of the Trivium Method of critical thinking in conjunction with the skills of using Voluntary Communication, also known as Non-Violent Communication (or NVC)? This show continues a series about Merging the Trivium Method with Voluntary Communication, and developing strategies for better interpersonal connections. Darrell Becker will be co-hosting all episodes in this series. Discussed Today: (Darrell's Notes) Relevant Metaphors: 1. Splinters in the Mind: Mental Splinters are composed of the dependence and exclusive use of the informal logical fallacies as methods of making important decisions. Emotional Splinters are composed of emotional “wounds” or emotions that indicate values and desires that are not adequately being ...

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Podcast #248: The Trivium Method Applied – Voluntary Communication (Part 2 of 4, Process)

Part Two: Process What are the results of knowing and using the skills of the Trivium Method of critical thinking in conjunction with the skills of using Voluntary Communication, also known as Non-Violent Communication (or NVC)? This show continues a series about Merging the Trivium Method with Voluntary Communication, and developing strategies for better interpersonal connections. Darrell Becker will be co-hosting all episodes in this series. Discussed Today: -The who, what, where and when of NVC -One of the whys - anxiety reduction -how the NVC process connects to the Trivium method -Observation, discussed in detail -Feelings, discussed in detail -Needs, Motivating Factors, discussed in detail -Requests, discussed in detail -"The worst sentence in the world" - Disconnected Communication -Demands ...

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Podcast #247: The Trivium Method Applied – Voluntary Communication (Part 1 of 4, Purpose and Definitions)

Part One: Purposes and Definitions What are the results of knowing and using the skills of the Trivium Method of critical thinking in conjunction with the skills of using Voluntary Communication, also known as Non-Violent Communication (or NVC)? This show begins a series about Merging the Trivium Method with Voluntary Communication, and developing strategies for better interpersonal connections. Darrell Becker will be co-hosting all episodes in this series. Darrell's Purposes For This Pursuit 1. The first purpose was so that an individual may possess an explicit (meaning explainable to one's self and others in a simple and straightforward way) method to find and gently remove one's own sources of “cognitive dissonance”, which were labeled with the metaphor of “splinters in ...

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204: Brett Guest-Hosts the Freedomain Radio Sunday Call-In Show

I host the Freedomain Radio Sunday Call-In Show in the place of Stefan Molyneux. Thank you to Stef, Michael and James. This show is unedited and was recorded live on 3-24-13. Set List: -Is Liberty a Movement? -Liberty is personal -Being a hater is easy... -My transformation -Appealing to emotion -Stef's view of the family -Sudbury School -Democracy and negotiation -Could any kind of school be beneficial? -Costs of keeping up with the Joneses -Bullying people with the truth -Nonviolent communication -Being a hater is easy...(reprise) -Living consciously -Unschooling is not unparenting -cost-prohibitive educational alternatives -Push marketing -Connecting with peers -Twelve-Step programs -The Secret -College advice -The A/V Club Look Closer: Freedomain Radio - http://www.freedomainradio.com/ Breaking Free by Nathaniel Branden ...

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203: Logic Saves Lives Part 10 – The Elephant and the Rider

Picture: The alternative name and nutritional value of most online, cable news, political and religious debates. Logic is about understanding reality in a non-contradictory way and how can we see things for what they are. Metaphysical Laws 1.Identity 2.Causality 3.Non-Contradiction Topic: A conversation about balancing a knowledge of logic with emotional intelligence and effective communication strategies. It originates from a forum post in the Logic Saves Lives Group called "Using logical fallacies as a form of bullying." We watch and discuss this video: Authenticity: (how NVC becomes natural) Do you want to want to have a meaningful connection with the person? What are your intentions? NVC is not a script; it's a language that you speak to yourself first. If ...

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Bonus Show: Kevin Smith’s Red State, Nonviolent Communication and Rand Paul (MP3)

(A/V CLUB)Recorded Live on March 7th, 2013 This show meanders very nicely! But probably a little too much to become a podcast. Really enjoyed this conversation. We discuss the complexity of Kevin Smith's movie, Red State, which eventually leads to talk about Rand Paul's filibuster, nonviolent communication and the trivium. Related PostsBonus Show: Kevin Smith's Red State, Nonviolent Communication and Rand Paul (Video)91(A/V CLUB)Recorded Live on March 7th, 2013 This show meanders very nicely! But probably a little too much to become a podcast. Really enjoyed this conversation. We discuss the complexity of Kevin Smith's movie, Red State, which eventually leads to talk about Rand Paul's filibuster, nonviolent communication and the trivium.Tags: communication, rand, state, nonviolent, red, smith's, kevin, eventually, ...

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Bonus Show: Kevin Smith’s Red State, Nonviolent Communication and Rand Paul (Video)

(A/V CLUB)Recorded Live on March 7th, 2013 This show meanders very nicely! But probably a little too much to become a podcast. Really enjoyed this conversation. We discuss the complexity of Kevin Smith's movie, Red State, which eventually leads to talk about Rand Paul's filibuster, nonviolent communication and the trivium. Related PostsBonus Show: Kevin Smith's Red State, Nonviolent Communication and Rand Paul (MP3)91(A/V CLUB)Recorded Live on March 7th, 2013 This show meanders very nicely! But probably a little too much to become a podcast. Really enjoyed this conversation. We discuss the complexity of Kevin Smith's movie, Red State, which eventually leads to talk about Rand Paul's filibuster, nonviolent communication and the trivium.Tags: communication, rand, state, nonviolent, red, smith's, kevin, eventually, ...

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182: Logic Saves Lives Part 8 – Cognitive Distortions and Cognitive Restructuring

Logic is about understanding reality in a non-contradictory way and how can we see things for what they are. Metaphysical Laws 1.Identity 2.Causality 3.Non-Contradiction Topic: Wes Bertrand (Complete Liberty Podcast) and I discuss cognitive distortions, exaggerated and irrational thoughts common in thinking about self, society, politics and relationships. Cognitive distortions can interfere with our most sincere efforts to think in a clear, consistent and logical manner. Bumper Music: "Woodstock" Crosby, Stills and Nash Look Closer: Complete Liberty Podcast Home Happiness Counseling http://happinesscounseling.com/ Cognitive Distortions http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cognitive_distortion Logical Fallacies Basics http://onegoodmove.org/fallacy/toc.htm Ayn Rand Lexicon http://aynrandlexicon.com/ How Cognitive Distortions Cause Emotional Distress http://www.gapsychology.org/displaycommon.cfm?an=1&subarticlenbr=217 What is a Cognitive Bias? http://www.wisegeek.com/what-is-a-cognitive-bias.htm Cognitive Restructuring http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cognitive_restructuring Mood Repair Strategies http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mood_repair_strategies The Feeling Good Handbook by David Burns ...

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180: Kids Hear Tones Through Megaphones

Presence vs. Urgency Topic: A listener named Tim calls in to discuss his remorse about raising his voice with his young children. This is a segment from the 12-6-12 After School Sucks Special, with an additional non-live monologue. School Sucks is live on the Liberty Radio Network and UStream Thursdays at 10pm EST. Look Closer: Stephanie Mattei of the Consciously Parenting Project interviews Jorge to discuss parenting with an NVC approach http://www.vivenciawork.com/media.html $6.00/Month - Join the A/V Club and Receive Bonus Content We need 150 monthly subscribers! If you listen to the show and enjoy the videos, please consider making a commitment of $6.00 per month, or about $.20 per day. When we launch the new site, you'll have access ...

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