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210: Is Society Progressing? (Brett and Wes On Two Beers With Steve)

Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadShow notes from Two Beers With Steve: In this week's show we revisit a question from the last podcast, is society truly progressing? To help us answer the question we have a round table discussion. Hosts Steve and Chris are joined by previous guests Wes Bertrand of the Complete Liberty Podcast and Brett Veinotte from the School Sucks Project. Listen to the show to discover why we almost titled this episode "The Philosophy of Hookers." Look Closer: Complete Liberty - http://completeliberty.com/ Thaddeus Russell's Site - http://www.thaddeusrussell.com/

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

Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadPicture: 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 ...

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

Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadLogic 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 ...

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168: Breaking Free

Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadTopic: Wes Bertrand joins me to discuss Nathaniel Branden's book, Breaking Free. Wes is currently doing on series on this book on Complete Liberty Podcast. "Do you believe you're worthless? Ineffectual? Mediocre? Helpless? Nathaniel Branden, best selling author of The Six Pillars of Self-Esteem introduces a revolutionary method to show you how repressed feelings and forgotten past experiences may have shaped your current sense of self. Breaking Free introduces 22 key questions designed to break down repressive barriers. Questions such as: Were you taught to be an independent thinker, or encouraged to be obedient? Were you free to express your fears openly, without fear of punishment? Did your parents' behavior towards you make you ...

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Full Video – 167: Logic Saves Lives Part 5 – The Stolen Concept

Picture: Immanuel Kant and his shadow 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) joins me to discuss what he calls the fallacy to rule them all - the stolen concept. "When modern philosophers declare that axioms are a matter of arbitrary choice, and proceed to choose complex, derivative concepts as the alleged axioms of their alleged reasoning, one can observe that their statements imply and depend on “existence,” “consciousness,” “identity,” which they profess to negate, but which are smuggled into their arguments in the form of unacknowledged, “stolen” concepts." -Ayn Rand, Introduction to Objectivist Epistemology (p59–60) Look ...

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Full Video – 168: Breaking Free

Topic: Wes Bertrand joins me to discuss Nathaniel Branden's book, Breaking Free. Wes is currently doing on series on this book on Complete Liberty Podcast. "Do you believe you're worthless? Ineffectual? Mediocre? Helpless? Nathaniel Branden, best selling author of The Six Pillars of Self-Esteem introduces a revolutionary method to show you how repressed feelings and forgotten past experiences may have shaped your current sense of self. Breaking Free introduces 22 key questions designed to break down repressive barriers. Questions such as: Were you taught to be an independent thinker, or encouraged to be obedient? Were you free to express your fears openly, without fear of punishment? Did your parents' behavior towards you make you feel guilty? Were you taught to ...

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153 (Supplemental): Individual Challenges In A Religious Culture

Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadPicture: Doc Christensen's "Portrait of the Prophets"(Depicts all LDS church presidents from Joseph Smith to Thomas S. Monson) Complete Liberty Episode 168 Wes Bertrand's Show Notes: Guests Brett from http://schoolsucksproject.com/live and http://youtube.com/schoolsuckspodcast and Jeremy from http://ultimatefreedomquest.com and http://internetbusinessmastery.com http://www.break.com/index/door_to_door_atheists_bother_mormons.html http://www.alternet.org/story/155158/why_does_religion_always_get_a_free_rid Nate Phelps took to Reddit for an Ask Me Anything Q&Ahttp://boingboing.net/2012/06/24/qa-with-a-former-member-of-th.html http://aynrandlexicon.com/lexicon/anti-conceptual_mentality.html "public school" is the church of the state one key challenge is to maintain your curiosity in a culture that stifles it (via such things as rewards and punishments) http://www.logicallearning.net/libertyeducation.html http://www.cato-at-liberty.org/want-a-disproven-belief-government-schools-teach-good-science/ The Hopelessness of Atheismhttp://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LLxNc_Mtw-4 http://aynrandlexicon.com/lexicon/faith.html The Internet Where religions come to diehttp://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0Rqw4krMOug http://www.ldsliberty.org/podcasts/ bumper music "Touched By The Hand Of God" by New Orderhttp://www.neworderonline.com/ to comment, please go to http://completeliberty.com/magazine/category/91697

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Show-Planning With Wes Bertrand 5-14-12

1/2 2/2 Planning For Episode 143: Logic Saves Lives - Foundations, Attitudes and Values We discuss... - 9/11 Truth - Conspiracy theory futility - The Trivium and the science of logic - Mormon Transhumanism - Jesus - How much has the Bible been altered or edited? - Did the Irish "save" civilization? - Nazi Psychology and mysticism - Creationism - Myspace - Cults - Non-Violent Communication - Christian Science? - Show Planning

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061: Escape From Imaginationland (3 of 3) – The Most Successful Criminal Gang In History

Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadCritical Thinking Question: What is the real purpose of government? Topic: This (third part of three) is the continuation of a two-part discussion I recently had with Wes Bertrand. On September 18th, I tried to weave a series of loosely related thoughts together into one topic, while driving. I wasn't thrilled with the result. I eventually contacted Wes to help me try to make sense of it all. This is an examination of how fantasy is used to manage personal and/or political anxiety, the relationship between the personal and the political, and how outrage and attack are employed to deal with the disruption of fantasy. Discussed Today: -Trust in government coming back? -Faith and ...

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060: Escape From Imaginationland (2 of 3) – The Emotional Incentives of Fantasy

Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadA stand-alone episode of School Sucks Podcast...in three parts. Critical Thinking Insinuation: When we consider the amount of faith and power that most people invest in government...maybe this group of people who call themselves "president" is not the real source of the disappointment and dissatisfaction of most people. Topic: This (second part of three) is the beginning of a two-part discussion I recently had with Wes Bertrand. On September 18th, I tried to weave a series of loosely related thoughts together into one topic, while driving. I wasn't thrilled with the result. I eventually contacted Wes to help me try to make sense of it all. This is an examination of how fantasy is ...

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019 Supplemental: The Civil Disobedience Onion (Peeling Layer One)

Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadWes, Daniel and I continue our discussion, switching to the topic of civil disobedience. This topic will be an open forum in the near future. If you want to come on the show and discuss it, please let me know. Bumper Music: "Keystar" by Munchausen by Proxy (Zooey Deschanel) http://zooey-deschanel.us/ Mentioned: Episode 9.3: The State's Facade of Honor and Benevolence http://schoolsucks.podomatic.com/entry/eg/2009-11-22T04_30_34-08_00 Wes Bertrand's Site, Complete Liberty http://completeliberty.com/ Daniel Lakemacher's Site www.warisimmoral.com/ Spooner vs. U.S. Postal System by Lucille J. Goodyear http://www.lysanderspooner.org/STAMP3.htm The Civil Rights Laws & The Growth of Government by by Harry Browne http://www.harrybrowne.org/WGDW/CivilRights.htm Please Vote For School Sucks Podcast On Podcast Alley Click Here

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012: Why the Future Won’t Be Like 1984

Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadCritical and Creative Thinking Exercise: Imagine a free world... Topic: Wes Bertrand and I continue our discussion about conformity and collectivism. Wes touches on the impact of the family in conformity. (Part 2 of 2) This episode also includes some discussion about self-esteem, self-worth, and honoring the imagination and individualism of others. (NOTE: I have to apologize for a few snaps, crackles and pops; I was experimenting with a different call-recording process) Bumper Music: "Who Are You" The Who http://www.thewho.com/ Look Closer: Complete Liberty: The Demise of the State and the Rise of Voluntary America by Wes Bertrand http://completeliberty.com/contents.php Imagine A Free World (From Complete Liberty) http://completeliberty.com/chapter4.php#91 Complete Liberty Podcast http://completeliberty.libsyn.com/ Apple - 1984 ...

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011: First-Person Plural Pronouns…and YOU

Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadPicture: Most of the people you know (Foreground) Critical Thinking Question: First imagine you live in a neighborhood controlled by a violent gang... What if you started using first-person plural pronouns when discussing the gang and their activities, even though you were not in the gang, you didn't know anyone in the gang, and no one in the gang knew or cared about you? Would this linguistic programming eventually lead to sympathy for the gang's activities? Or resistance to the idea that what they were doing was wrong? Topic: How does training in conformity scale up to collectivism in society? Wes Bertrand joins me to discuss conformity and collectivism (Part 1 of 2) I ...

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