Complete Liberty Podcast (podcasts)
Show that promotes total respect for self-ownership, property rights, and personal choice--amidst the authoritarian/obedience-oriented political and psychological memes in American culture (and elsewhere). Basically, governments and all they entail are the problem, not the solution. Voluntarism (or market anarchism, or anarcho-capitalism) and customary law principles, in accordance with reason and dignity, spell the solution. www.completeliberty.com

Visit the book's page at www.completeliberty.com to download the ebook for free (or purchase the softcover edition)
Kindle edition here: http://www.amazon.com/dp/B00XGSJHRA

bumper music “Apollo Flight”
https://soundcloud.com/martin-mittone/

Direct download: Episode_221_-_Complete_Liberty_Inside_Out_audiobook_Chapter_9.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 10:39pm EST

Visit the book's page at www.completeliberty.com to download the ebook for free (or purchase the softcover edition)
Kindle edition here: http://www.amazon.com/dp/B00XGSJHRA

bumper music “Oculus”
https://soundcloud.com/hebona

Direct download: Episode_220_-_Complete_Liberty_Inside_Out_audiobook_Chapter_8.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 10:24pm EST

Visit the book's page at www.completeliberty.com to download the ebook for free (or purchase the softcover edition)
Kindle edition here: http://www.amazon.com/dp/B00XGSJHRA

bumper music “Get Connected”
https://soundcloud.com/stereopole

Direct download: Episode_219_-_Complete_Liberty_Inside_Out_audiobook_Chapter_7.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 12:05am EST

Visit the book's page at www.completeliberty.com to download the ebook for free (or purchase the softcover edition)
Kindle edition here: http://www.amazon.com/dp/B00XGSJHRA

bumper music “Reverie”
https://soundcloud.com/sunsido

Direct download: Episode_218_-_Complete_Liberty_Inside_Out_audiobook_Chapter_6.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 10:15pm EST

Visit the book's page at www.completeliberty.com to download the ebook for free (or purchase the softcover edition)
Kindle edition here: http://www.amazon.com/dp/B00XGSJHRA

bumper music “Departure (Original Mix)”
https://soundcloud.com/jameswoods/departure-original-mix-free

Direct download: Episode_217_-_Complete_Liberty_Inside_Out_audiobook_Chapter_5.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 10:10pm EST

Visit the book's page at www.completeliberty.com to download the ebook for free (or purchase the softcover edition)
Kindle edition here: http://www.amazon.com/dp/B00XGSJHRA

bumper music “Hold Me Tight”
https://soundcloud.com/kosikk

Direct download: Episode_216_-_Complete_Liberty_Inside_Out_audiobook_Chapter_4.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 10:04pm EST

Visit the book's page at www.completeliberty.com to download the ebook for free (or purchase the softcover edition)

Kindle edition here: http://www.amazon.com/dp/B00XGSJHRA

bumper music “Coming Home”
https://soundcloud.com/killigrewchillstep

Direct download: Episode_215_-_Complete_Liberty_Inside_Out_audiobook_Chapter_3.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 10:46pm EST

Visit the book's page at www.completeliberty.com to download the ebook for free (or purchase the softcover edition)

Kindle edition here: http://www.amazon.com/dp/B00XGSJHRA

bumper music “Bright Side”
https://soundcloud.com/juliankruse

 

Direct download: Episode_214_-_Complete_Liberty_Inside_Out_audiobook_Chapter_2.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 10:39pm EST

Visit the book's page at www.completeliberty.com to download the ebook for free (or purchase the softcover edition)

Kindle edition here: http://www.amazon.com/dp/B00XGSJHRA

bumper music “KieronAgore - The Light (Fluence Remix)”
https://soundcloud.com/fluencemusic


guest Matt - http://deadeasylife.com :)

A Theory Of Objectivist Parenting by Roslyn Ross
http://www.amazon.com/Theory-Objectivist-Parenting-Roslyn-Ross/dp/1502315548
Parenting like Ragnar and Kay: How to raise an individualist with high self-esteem
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=r-8JDpT1mSM

http://www.acestudy.org
http://www.cdc.gov/violenceprevention/acestudy/
http://www.acestudy.org/yahoo_site_admin/assets/docs/ACE_Calculator-English.127143712.pdf
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Adverse_Childhood_Experiences_Study
http://www.who.int/violence_injury_prevention/violence/activities/adverse_childhood_experiences/questionnaire.pdf

TEDMED 2014: Nadine Burke Harris
http://www.ted.com/talks/nadine_burke_harris_how_childhood_trauma_affects_health_across_a_lifetime
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uXXTLf7oouU
http://acestoohigh.com/category/ace-study/

The Body Keeps the Score: Brain, Mind, and Body in the Healing of Trauma by Bessel van der Kolk, M.D.
http://www.amazon.com/The-Body-Keeps-Score-Healing/dp/0670785938

TEDxTriangleNC - Catherine Cadden - Direct Action in Love
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=e7lxO5kwMsg
http://nhlibertyforum.com/sessions/connecting-across-differences-through-empathy-circles/
http://zenvc.org

No Contest: The Case Against Competition by Alfie Kohn
http://www.alfiekohn.org/books/nc.htm
When Competition Leads To Conflict (audio interview w/ Kohn)
http://www.goodradioshows.org/peaceTalksL49.htm

Shame & Guilt: Masters of Disguise Paperback by Jane Middelton-Moz
http://www.amazon.com/Shame-Guilt-Disguise-Jane-Middelton-Moz/dp/1558740724

http://choiceconversations.libsyn.com/the-voices-in-my-head-with-jay-earley
https://selftherapyjourney.com/Pattern/Beginning/How_STJ_Works.aspx
http://personal-growth-programs.com/inner-critic-section/inner-critic-types/
https://selftherapyjourney.com/Pattern/Beginning/Accessing_Childhood_Origins.aspx

Pathways to Liberation Self-Assessment
http://radicalcompassion.com/matrix
http://happinesscounseling.com/happiness-resources/

Healing Your Emotional Self: A Powerful Program to Help You Raise Your Self-Esteem, Quiet Your Inner Critic, and Overcome Your Shame by Beverly Engel
http://www.amazon.com/Healing-Your-Emotional-Self-Self-Esteem/dp/0470127783
http://www.amazon.com/Wasnt-Your-Fault-Childhood-Self-Compassion/dp/1626250995

Laniakea: Our home supercluster
https://youtu.be/rENyyRwxpHo

How to reduce psychological wounds (Lesson 1 of 7)-3
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ymroTBcvtZM
What to expect as you recover from early-childhood trauma-4
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jV1ryDuI0aE

bumper music “The Adventure” by Angels & Airwaves
http://www.angelsandairwaves.com/


In deepest gratitude to Dr. Rosenberg…
http://www.cnvc.org/marshall-rosenberg-passed-life-saturday-february-7th-2015
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Marshall_Rosenberg

Pathways to liberation...
http://radicalcompassion.com/matrix

http://happinesscounseling.com/happiness-resources/

Power Under: Trauma And Nonviolent Social Change by Steven Wineman
http://www.traumaandnonviolence.com

http://www.threatmanagementcenter.com
Call the Anti-Police: Ending the State's "Security" Monopoly
By William Norman Grigg
http://www.lewrockwell.com/2014/09/william-norman-grigg/call-the-anti-police/

bumper music “Mul Mantra” by Snatam Kaur
http://snatamkaur.com/


The Body Keeps the Score: Brain, Mind, and Body in the Healing of Trauma by Bessel van der Kolk, M.D.
http://www.amazon.com/The-Body-Keeps-Score-Healing/dp/0670785938

Power Under: Trauma And Nonviolent Social Change by Steven Wineman
http://www.traumaandnonviolence.com

some counters to "resource depletion" arguments...
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Abundance:_The_Future_Is_Better_Than_You_Think
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Ultimate_Resource

Guard Your Family Against a Major Unseen Stressor
A free online self-improvement course by psychotherapist Peter Gerlach
http://sfhelp.org

Was your childhood normal (healthy)? How do you know?
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qxY0guDvS-s

Were you traumatized as a child? How do you know?
http://youtu.be/Zo1RBWNT5Ts

Are you an EFFECTIVE parent? Were your parents effective?
http://youtu.be/OHf3J4P-6Fg

Are you distorting reality? How do you know?
http://youtu.be/NeYpFER6iyA

What is a "Grown Wounded Child" (GWC)?
http://youtu.be/G8INyxX6VNI

bumper music “Instrumental - Gayatri Mantra (Flute,Sitar & Santoor)”
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=X6czBEQi73c


Rewire: Change Your Brain to Break Bad Habits, Overcome Addictions, Conquer Self-Destructive Behavior by Richard O'Connor
http://www.amazon.com/Rewire-Overcome-Addictions-Self-Destructive-Behavior/dp/1594632561

NVC and Neuroscience : with Susan Skye, Sarah Peyton and Linda Rysenbry
http://youtu.be/3GeXG4zodFo

Susan Skye
http://newdepths.org/programs/research/

Power Under: Trauma And Nonviolent Social Change by Steven Wineman
http://www.traumaandnonviolence.com

Dr. Dan Siegel - On The Basis of Empathy
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CnvSRvmRlgA
Dr. Dan Siegel - "The Low Road"
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WkEcpBU3TpE
Dr. Dan Siegel - On Disorganized Attachment
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iGDqJYEi_Ks
Dr. Dan Siegel - On Avoidant Attachment
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qgYJ82kQIyg
Dr. Dan Siegel - Explains 'Top Down' Constraints
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1rDumctR920
Dr. Dan Siegel - On Recreating Our Past In the Present
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HzI5vLBrX8A

http://www.tiandayton.com
http://www.tiandayton.com/blog-with-medium-thumbnail-right-sidebar
Relationship Trauma Repair - Unit 1 - Sample clip
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GYq_lw3iBQs
Relationship Trauma Repair - Unit 8 - Sample clip
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=S-jV9r60ReE
The Process - Sample clip
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qNA5UOXzSx0

bumper music
Deva Premal - Gayatri Mantra
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CHpA6qotiwg
Thich Nhat Hanh Prayer for Peace WisdomMoment
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Gow5-qJq0Vw


Nathaniel Branden: Overcoming Barriers to Romantic Love
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lkJRCvItQ9c

Judgment Day: My Years With Ayn Rand
http://www.amazon.com/Judgment-Day-Years-Ayn-Rand/dp/0395461073/

The Psychology Of Romantic Love
http://www.amazon.com/The-Psychology-Romantic-Love-Anti-Romantic/dp/1585426253

If You Could Hear What I Cannot Say: Learning To Communicate With The Ones You Love
http://www.amazon.com/you-could-hear-what-cannot/dp/0553014196


http://www.amazon.com/Kluge-Haphazard-Evolution-Human-Mind/dp/054723824X

http://www.traumaandnonviolence.com

Shahar’s happiness books that mention Branden’s work…
http://www.talbenshahar.com/

How to practice emotional hygiene | Guy Winch | TEDxLinnaeusUniversity
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rni41c9iq54
http://www.amazon.com/Emotional-First-Aid-Rejection-Everyday/dp/0142181072

The North Face: Alex Honnold - El Sendero Luminoso
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Phl82D57P58
http://www.epictv.com/media/podcast/the-sufferfest-with-alex-honnold-and-cedar-wright---the-full-movie/275335?b=1

http://healthymindfitbody.com/2012/01/06/85-interview-with-100-plus-author-sonia-arrison-part-1/
http://healthymindfitbody.com/2012/01/16/86-interview-with-100-plus-author-sonia-arrison-part-2/

bumper music “Nocturne #15 in F minor, Op. 55 No. 1”
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nocturnes,_Op._55_(Chopin)#Nocturne_in_F_minor.2C_Op._55.2C_No._1


second half replay…
Chasing Greatness Part Two – Connected Communication
http://rebootedbody.com/056/

with hosts Kevin Geary and Chris Stefanick…
http://rebootyourkids.com/listen/

http://choiceconversations.libsyn.com/the-virtue-of-selfishness-with-wes-bertrand

Intimacy: Trusting Oneself and the Other
http://www.amazon.com/Intimacy-Trusting-Oneself-Other-Osho/dp/0312275668
http://baytalinsaan.com/ebooks/INTIMACY.pdf

Kevin’s ebook…
http://rebootyourkids.com/without-a-fight/

“somebody to love” excerpt from this show…
FDR2789 How NOT to Fight Evil - Saturday Call In Show September 6th, 2014
http://cdn.freedomainradio.com/FDR_2789_Saturday_Show_6_Sep_2014.mp3

Flight From Death: The Quest for Immortality (2005)
http://www.hulu.com/watch/173530
Sheldon Solomon on His Mortality
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=s3liHf3WEP8
Dr. Sheldon Solomon on Death Awareness and Psychological Growth
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QlzfxKJUvWg
Sheldon Solomon - Ernest Becker & The Denial of Death
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XpVkrIdz9-Y
Sheldon Solomon - The Worm at the Core: On the Role of Death in Life
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1tkkmInXfOE

how liberty relates to our mortality…
http://www.logicallearning.net/libanissueofmort.html

Existential Bummer
http://youtu.be/Yb-OYmHVchQ

An Awesome Book Of Love
http://www.veryawesomeworld.com/books/abol/index.html

Judgment Day: My Years With Ayn Rand
http://www.amazon.com/Judgment-Day-Years-Ayn-Rand/dp/0395461073/
The Psychology Of Romantic Love
http://www.amazon.com/The-Psychology-Romantic-Love-Anti-Romantic/dp/1585426253
If You Could Hear What I Cannot Say: Learning To Communicate With The Ones You Love
http://www.amazon.com/you-could-hear-what-cannot/dp/0553014196

Honest liars -- the psychology of self-deception: Cortney Warren at TEDxUNLV
http://youtu.be/YpEeSa6zBTE
http://www.mindbodygreen.com/0-14367/how-i-survived-domestic-violence-liz-arch.html

http://lifeprocessprogram.com/love-and-addiction/
http://fourhourworkweek.com/2014/10/28/andrew-zimmern-on-simple-cooking-tricks-developing-tv-and-addiction/

The Theory of Everything Official Trailer (2014) Stephen Hawking Movie HD
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OUpl0HDGq1Q

http://www.goodreads.com/author/quotes/432.Ayn_Rand

bumper music:
“Walking On A Dream” by Empire Of The Sun
http://empireofthesun.com/
“Somebody To Love” by Queen
“Who Wants To Live Forever” by Queen
http://www.queenonline.com/
“Safe And Sound” by Capital Cities
http://capitalcitiesmusic.com/

Direct download: Episode_207_-_Language_of_love_and_life_with_connected_communication.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 7:36pm EST

http://www.truthovercomfort.net/blog/2014/7/26/sex-drugs-libertarianism
http://therenegadevarietyhour.podomatic.com/enclosure/2014-07-25T12_34_47-07_00.mp3
http://schoolsucksproject.com/podcast-299-supplemental-remember-to-be-kind-to-yourself-seriously/

Be Your Own Therapist (an hour talk at Google by a refreshingly no-nonsense Buddhist monk)
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nasIq4E9nNg

http://www.radiolab.org/story/91694-new-baboon/

http://aynrandlexicon.com/lexicon/stolen_concept,_fallacy_of.html

http://www.amazon.com/Incognito-The-Secret-Lives-Brain/dp/0307389928

http://www.amazon.com/Our-Final-Invention-Artificial-Intelligence/dp/0312622376
Triangulation 152: James Barrat - Our Final Invention
http://twit.tv/show/triangulation/152
http://www.singularityweblog.com/singularity-james-barrat-our-final-invention/

The Price of Nice: You better not shout, you better not cry, You better be nice I’m telling you why... by Kelly Bryson, MA, MFT
http://www.nonviolentcommunication.com/pdf_files/people_pleasers_kbryson.pdf

explore psychological wounds from early-childhood trauma...
http://sfhelp.org/gwc/guide1.htm
http://sfhelp.org/gwc/bottom.htm

http://happinesscounseling.com/happiness-resources/
for The Art Of Self-Discovery workbook by Nathaniel Branden
http://nathanielbranden.com/product-category/self-esteem/
http://www.amazon.com/The-Six-Pillars-Self-Esteem-Definitive/dp/0553374397

Four Stages of Emotional Healing (1 of 2)
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KorhMAsE3nU
Four Stages of Emotional Healing (2 of 2)
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pwCUzV3izAI

FDR2723 The Dangers of Unschooling - Saturday Call In Show June 14th, 2014
http://cdn.media.freedomainradio.com/feed/FDR_2723_Saturday_Show_14_Jun_2014.mp3
FDR2715 No One Left Behind - Wednesday Call In Show June 4th, 2014
http://cdn.media.freedomainradio.com/feed/FDR_2715_Wednesday_Show_4_Jun_2014.mp3
The Truth About Stefan Molyneux
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NfWWI_6r3ro

bumper music "Giants" by Bear Hands
http://bearhandsband.com/

Direct download: Episode_206_-_The_philosophy_of_self-esteem_and_the_seventh_pillar.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 5:00pm EST

Extended replay of...
http://schoolsucksproject.com/podcast-276-nurturing-a-childs-self-esteem-the-six-pillars-of-self-esteem-part-7/
http://schoolsucksproject.com/podcast-282-self-esteem-in-the-schools-the-six-pillars-of-self-esteem-part-8/

http://happinesscounseling.com/happiness-resources/

bumper music "You Get What You Give" by New Radicals
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DL7-CKirWZE


Extended replay of...
http://schoolsucksproject.com/podcast-273-the-practice-of-living-with-integrity-the-six-pillars-of-self-esteem-part-6/

Last night of PorcFest on FTL
http://soundcloud.com/freetalklive/free-talk-live-2014-06-28/download

http://nathanielbranden.com/product-category/self-esteem/
http://www.amazon.com/The-Six-Pillars-Self-Esteem-Definitive/dp/0553374397
http://happinesscounseling.com/happiness-resources/

Direct download: Episode_204_-_The_practice_of_personal_integrity.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 12:08am EST

Extended replay of...
http://schoolsucksproject.com/podcast-271-the-practice-of-living-purposefully-the-six-pillars-of-self-esteem-part-5/

http://nathanielbranden.com/product-category/self-esteem/

http://happinesscounseling.com/happiness-resources/

bumper music "I'm Alive (Life Sounds Like)" by Michael Franti & Spearhead
https://www.michaelfranti.com/

Direct download: Episode_203_-_The_practice_of_living_purposefully.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 5:05pm EST

Extended replay of...
http://schoolsucksproject.com/podcast-268-the-practice-of-self-assertiveness-the-six-pillars-of-self-esteem-part-4/

http://www.truthovercomfort.net/blog/2014/5/8/government-the-largest-terrorist-organization-in-the-world

Chasing Greatness Part One: Authenticity
http://rebootedbody.com/051/
Chasing Greatness Part Two – Connected Communication
http://rebootedbody.com/056/

http://www.amazon.com/Nonviolent-Communication-A-Language-Life/dp/1892005034
https://archive.org/details/NonViolentCommunication14
https://archive.org/details/NonViolentCommunication24

http://nathanielbranden.com/product-category/self-esteem/
http://happinesscounseling.com/happiness-resources/

Direct download: Episode_202_-_The_practice_of_self-assertiveness.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 4:59pm EST

Extended replay of...
http://schoolsucksproject.com/podcast-266-the-practice-of-self-responibility-the-six-pillars-of-self-esteem-part-3/

http://www.amazon.com/Nonviolent-Communication-A-Language-Life/dp/1892005034
https://archive.org/details/NonViolentCommunication14
https://archive.org/details/NonViolentCommunication24

http://nathanielbranden.com/product-category/self-esteem/
http://happinesscounseling.com/happiness-resources/

Direct download: Episode_201_-_The_practice_of_self-responsibility.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 8:16am EST

Extended replay of...
http://schoolsucksproject.com/podcast-262-the-practice-of-self-acceptance-the-six-pillars-of-self-esteem-part-2/

Connected Communication - An introduction by Newt Bailey
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6KfZpr8QM5w

http://www.amazon.com/Nonviolent-Communication-A-Language-Life/dp/1892005034
https://archive.org/details/NonViolentCommunication14
https://archive.org/details/NonViolentCommunication24

http://nathanielbranden.com/product-category/self-esteem/
http://happinesscounseling.com/happiness-resources/

http://choiceconversations.libsyn.com/no-strings-attached-movie-review-with-wes-bertrand

bumper music "Jane Says" by Jane's Addiction
http://www.janesaddiction.com/

Direct download: Episode_200_-_The_practice_of_self-acceptance.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 7:28pm EST

This episode is an extended replay of:
http://schoolsucksproject.com/260-the-practice-of-living-consciously-the-six-pillars-of-self-esteem-part-1/

http://nathanielbranden.com/product-category/self-esteem/
http://happinesscounseling.com/happiness-resources/

Couple helpful new nutrition books:
http://www.amazon.com/The-Great-Cholesterol-Myth-Disease/dp/1592335217
http://www.amazon.com/Cholesterol-Clarity-What-Wrong-Numbers/dp/1936608383

Informative interview that details how the present nutritional myths got started:
http://www.thelivinlowcarbshow.com/shownotes/9373/771-llvlc-classic-lipid-expert-dr-chris-masterjohn-examines-traditional-diets/

Another book that deals with perhaps the biggest nutritional falsehood foisted on Americans during the last few decades:
The Calorie Myth: How to Eat More, Exercise Less, Lose Weight, and Live Better by Jonathan Bailor
http://www.amazon.com/The-Calorie-Myth-Exercise-Weight/dp/0062267337

bumper music "Tunnel Of Love" by Bruce Springsteen
http://brucespringsteen.net/

Direct download: Episode_199_-_The_practice_of_living_consciously.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 2:35pm EST

Brett's and my continuing series on self-esteem pillars
http://schoolsucksproject.com/podcast-266-the-practice-of-self-responibility-the-six-pillars-of-self-esteem-part-3/

my guest appearance on The Ed And Ethan Show
http://edandethan.com/podcast/ed-ethan-96-conspiring-to-theorize/
Brett's guest appearance
http://schoolsucksproject.com/257-supplemental-better-communication-with-ed-and-ethan/

Empathy Connects, Transforms and Removes the Blocks to Action! Dominic Barter & Edwin Rutsch
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LROG6BmN_XE
http://cultureofempathy.com

Audio series containing Dominic Barter's talk "Chalk dust for ninjas: making systems visible"
http://a-path-with-heart.net/level1/

bumper music "Empathy" (Maii Remix) by Laura May
http://www.beatport.com/en-US/html/content/release/detail/241259/Empathy

Direct download: Episode_198_-_Role_of_empathy_in_restorative_justice.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 9:12pm EST

recent shows with Brett...
http://schoolsucksproject.com/260-the-practice-of-living-consciously-the-six-pillars-of-self-esteem-part-1/
http://schoolsucksproject.com/podcast-262-the-practice-of-self-acceptance-the-six-pillars-of-self-esteem-part-2/

Discussing about restorative justice with Kit Miller from the M.K. Gandhi Institute for Nonviolence:
http://www.gandhiinstitute.org/
http://a-path-with-heart.net/level1/

http://isil.org/freedom-news-daily/
http://rationalreview.news-digests.com/

Podcast interview with Kit at http://www.gandhiinstitute.org/videos/
Gandhi Podcast #3: Walking Towards Conflict
https://soundcloud.com/gandhi_pod/gandhi-podcast-3-walking

Interview with Jorge Rubio, an NVC trainer (40mins)
http://www.goodradioshows.org/peaceTalksL05.htm

Senate Judiciary Committee Approves Major Sentencing Reforms by Jacob Sullum
http://reason.com/blog/2014/01/30/senate-judiciary-committee-approves-majo

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Spirit_Level:_Why_More_Equal_Societies_Almost_Always_Do_Better
further reading (in rebuttal) The Trojan Horse of "Happiness Research" by Thomas J. DiLorenzo
http://mises.org/daily/5356
The obsession with equality by Jeffrey Tucker
http://archive.mises.org/18826/the-obession-with-equality/

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Doomsday_Clock

Kent's "Hooligan Libertarian" Blog: Murderers get a freebie
http://blog.kentforliberty.com/2014/01/murderers-get-freebie.html

counters to "resource depletion" arguments...
http://www.abundancethebook.com/
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Ultimate_Resource

Sitting in the Fire: Large Group Transformation Using Conflict and Diversity by Arnold Mindell
http://www.amazon.com/Sitting-Fire-Transformation-Conflict-Diversity/dp/1887078002
http://www.aamindell.net/5597/publications/books/arnold-mindell-books/sitting-in-the-fire-large-group-transformation-through-diversity-and-conflict-1997/

bumper music "Gandhi" by Ost & Meyer
http://www.enhancedmusic.com/

Direct download: Episode_197_-_Basics_of_nonviolence_and_restorative_justice.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 8:10pm EST

http://reformgovernmentsurveillance.com/

I Got Myself Arrested So I Could Look Inside the Justice System: A former prosecutor fights the law and lets it win. by Bobby Constantino
http://www.theatlantic.com/national/archive/2013/12/i-got-myself-arrested-so-i-could-look-inside-the-justice-system/282360/

http://www.strike-the-root.com/government-indicted-book-review-6
http://marcstevens.net/articles/government-indicted-believing-governments-worship-psychopaths.html

Inching closer towards a science base for justice by Hilda Bastian
http://blogs.scientificamerican.com/absolutely-maybe/2014/01/12/inching-closer-towards-a-science-base-for-justice/

bumper music "Solitary Confinement " by K-Rino
https://myspace.com/spckrino

Direct download: Episode_196_-_Statist_justice_as_opposite_of_restorative_justice.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 9:54pm EST

The Little Book Of Restorative Justice by Howard Zehr with Ali Gohar
http://www.unicef.org/tdad/littlebookrjpakaf.pdf
http://www.amazon.com/Little-Restorative-Justice-Books-Peacebuilding/dp/1561483761

http://en.nvcwiki.com/index.php/Restorative_justice

Rethinking the Impact of Traditional Justice- Natalie DeFreitas at TEDxVancouver
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Jx4ExrPT8Wg

Restorative Practices to Resolve Conflict/Build Relationships: Katy Hutchison at TEDxWestVancouverED
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wcLuVeHlrSs

bumper music "Justice" by Lutan Fyah
https://soundcloud.com/lutanfyah
http://lutanfyah.wordpress.com/

Direct download: Episode_195_-_Restorative_justice_with_and_without_statism.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 6:30pm EST

http://choiceconversations.libsyn.com/judgment-and-responsibility-with-darrell-becker-and-wes-bertrand

The Importance of Self Esteem
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LMddcSVf28A
http://www.truthovercomfort.net/video-archive/2013/11/28/wes-bertrand-the-importance-of-self-esteem
http://therenegadevarietyhour.podomatic.com/entry/2013-11-21T14_21_04-08_00

Crime and Punishment in American History, review
http://academic.udayton.edu/legaled/crimlaw/

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lynching_of_Jesse_Washington

http://www.thedailybell.com/editorials/34783/Wendy-McElroy-The-Reason-Police-Brutality-Is-Rising/

http://www.okcfox.com/story/23638058/caught-on-cam-man-on-the-ground-beaten-and-attacked-by-k9-unit


A brief history of punishments
http://www.localhistories.org/pun.html

America’s Prisons: The Worst National Disgrace by Anthony Gregory
http://blog.independent.org/2013/10/08/americas-prisons-the-worst-national-disgrace/
http://blog.independent.org/2013/11/19/closing-gitmo-isnt-nearly-enough/

The Little Book Of Restorative Justice by Howard Zehr with Ali Gohar
http://www.unicef.org/tdad/littlebookrjpakaf.pdf
http://www.amazon.com/Little-Restorative-Justice-Books-Peacebuilding/dp/1561483761
http://www.amazon.com/Changing-Lenses-Focus-Justice-Christian/dp/0836135121/

The No State Project
http://marcstevens.net/radioarchive

Disarming with Empathy: Jo Berry at TEDxExeter
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=coljnvVH18o

Group counseling available...
http://happinesscounseling.com/group-sessions-2/

bumper music "Retribution" by Brand X Music (John Sponsler, Tom Gire, and Joshua Lynch)
http://brandxmusic.net/


Benefits of empathy for self, others, and systems
http://happinesscounseling.com/2013/10/the-benefits-of-empathy/

Ten Reasons Why Libertarianism Is the Way of the Future
http://strike-the-root.com/ten-reasons-why-libertarianism-is-way-of-future

John Stossel's recent program
http://reason.com/archives/2013/11/06/privatize-everything
http://www.foxbusiness.com/on-air/stossel/blog/2013/11/07/privatize-everything-sunday-10pm-et-fnc

Creating Freedom: Raoul Martinez at TEDxWhitechapel
http://youtu.be/cAYBgR8zlu0
http://www.creatingfreedom.info/about-the-project/the-creators/raoul-martinez/
Raoul Martinez's TEDx Talk
http://www.mangu.tv/node/2034
http://www.creatingfreedom.info/watch-the-films/episode-one/

The Whitest Kids U' Know - Pledge of Allegiance
http://youtu.be/Q2BfqDUPL1I

Why Not "Opt Out" of Government Control?
From bootlegging to working off the books, we've done it many times before, and it's getting ever-easier to exit the system. by J.D. Tuccille
http://reason.com/archives/2013/11/07/why-not-opt-out-of-government-control

Comprehensive paper on compatibilism by Peter Voss
http://www.optimal.org/peter/freewill.htm
further reading...
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Compatibilism
http://www.logicallearning.net/libfreewill.html

The Power of Love: Shawna Korgan at TEDxUniversityofNevada
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-jl51nmLY5k

The Goosebumps of Life: Grant Korgan at TEDxYouth@SanDiego
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=d7PFNti1ZYo

Have an interest in group counseling? More info here:
http://happinesscounseling.com/group-sessions-2/

bumper music "Freewill" by Vitamin String Quartet (tribute to Rush)
http://www.vitaminstringquartet.com/rush.html


Benefits of Empathy (page still in development)
http://j.mp/UUZ1RR
http://cultureofempathy.com/References/Benefits/index.htm

Wes Bertrand and Edwin Rutsch explore the benefits of empathy
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rhonwQfAuwU

Edwin's new empathy circles...
https://www.facebook.com/events/452547791521372/

Nonviolent Communication: A Language Of Life by Marshall Rosenberg
http://www.amazon.com/Nonviolent-Communication-Language-Marshall-Rosenberg/dp/1892005034/

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mirror_neuron


download The Art Of Self-Discovery by Nathaniel Branden on this page...
http://happinesscounseling.com/happiness-resources/

bumper music "Empathy" by Alanis Morissette
http://www.alanis.com/

Direct download: Episode_192_-_Discussion_of_the_benefits_of_empathy.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 5:06pm EST

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/George_orwell
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Homage_to_Catalonia
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Trotskyism
http://archive.org/details/ost-english-1984-george-orwell-1937-dystopia
http://archive.org/details/George-Orwell-1984-Audio-book

http://aynrandlexicon.com/lexicon/axiomatic_concepts.html
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Terror_management_theory
http://sens.org
http://aynrandlexicon.com/lexicon/primacy_of_existence_vs_primacy_of_consciousness.html

The State is an Epidemic by Thomas L. Knapp
http://c4ss.org/content/10147

Exclusive - U.S. directs agents to cover up programme used to investigate Americans by John Shiffman and Kristina Cooke
http://uk.reuters.com/article/2013/08/05/uk-dea-sod-idUKBRE9740HP20130805
Be Afraid of NSA Spying: We’ve only seen the type of the iceberg when it comes to NSA abuse. by Gene Healy
http://reason.com/archives/2013/09/24/be-afraid-of-nsa-spying
Four Ways Obama Needs to Control His Spooks by Jeffrey Rosen
http://www.newrepublic.com/article/113685/obamas-second-term-recovery-guide-roll-back-surveillance-state
Take Action: What You Can Do to Nullify NSA Spying by Mike Maharrey
http://tenthamendmentcenter.com/2013/10/01/what-you-can-do-to-nullify-nsa-spying/
NSA-proof encryption exists. Why doesn’t anyone use it? by Timothy B. Lee
http://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/wonkblog/wp/2013/06/14/nsa-proof-encryption-exists-why-doesnt-anyone-use-it/
Silicon Valley Luminaries Got Grilled On The NSA At Disrupt, Here’s How They Responded by Billy Gallagher
http://techcrunch.com/2013/09/14/silicon-valley-luminaries-got-grilled-on-the-nsa-at-disrupt-heres-how-they-responded/
Take back the Internet by Bruce Schneier
http://www.kurzweilai.net/take-back-the-internet/
http://continuations.com/post/60444129080/disagreeing-with-bruce-schneier-more-crypto-is-not-the/
http://yro.slashdot.org/story/13/10/05/1347200/chinas-web-surveillance-system-employs-more-than-2-million/

Our System’s Complexity Is Both Its Weakness and Its Strength by Robert Higgs
http://blog.independent.org/2013/08/13/our-systems-complexity-is-both-its-weakness-and-its-strength/

bumper music "Piano Concerto No. 1, Allegro con fuoco" by Peter Ilyich Tchaikovsky - performed by Berliner Philharmoniker, Herbert von Karajan
https://itunes.apple.com/us/album/tchaikovsky-piano-concerto/id4706174
http://www.amazon.com/Tchaikovsky-Piano-Concerto-no-1/dp/B000001GAR

Direct download: Episode_191_-_Peace_freedom_strength_and_the_Orwellian_nightmare.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 3:21am EST

Rafael Nadal, Serena Williams bemoan paying half of record $3.6 million prize money to tax man by Jim Slater
http://www.heraldsun.com.au/sport/tennis/rafael-nadal-serena-williams-bemoan-paying-half-of-record-36-million-prize-money-to-tax-man/story-fnibcgxs-1226716205073

Rafael Nadal Vs Novak Djokovic Final Extended Highlights US Open 2013 [HD]
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zHbCLuEXfpM

Little Brother by Cory Doctorow
http://craphound.com/littlebrother/

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Guantanamo_Bay_detention_camp
http://rt.com/news/us-drone-strikes-yemen-protests-669/
http://www.gallup.com/poll/161474/support-drone-attacks-terrorists-abroad.aspx

http://www.travelchannel.com/tv-shows/anthony-bourdain/episodes/cambodia
http://www.amazon.com/Cambodia/dp/B00CYAV2MY
https://itunes.apple.com/us/tv-season/cambodia/id419018384?i=423392694

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Khmer_Rouge
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Collective_farming#Soviet_Union
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Holodomor
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Great_leap_forward#Consequences
http://worldwithoutgenocide.org/genocides-and-conflicts/cambodian-genocide
https://sites.google.com/site/thesecretbombingofcambodia/rise-of-the-khmer-rouge-and-pol-pot

Political Problems Have Only One Real Solution by Robert Higgs
http://blog.independent.org/2013/02/18/political-problems-have-only-one-real-solution/

bumper music Cambodian Music (Khmer Surin) by Nam Phoeung
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=A7xvqq_okzo


I was a guest again on http://cultureofempathy.com with host Edwin Rutsch
Wes: Human Centered Design Project: What are your needs for empathy? Interview
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HyDJQiMuruI

Human-centered design
http://dschool.stanford.edu/use-our-methods/
http://dschool.stanford.edu/wp-content/uploads/2011/03/BootcampBootleg2010v2SLIM.pdf

George Packer: Can Silicon Valley Embrace Politics?
http://www.newyorker.com/reporting/2013/05/27/130527fa_fact_packer

Marshall B. Rosenberg - How do you talk to yourself about making mistakes
http://youtu.be/iibgCYQTXCs

Highly recommended free novel (and audiobook): Little Brother by Cory Doctorow
http://craphound.com/littlebrother/

Dying to Win: The Strategic Logic of Suicide Terrorism by Robert Pape
http://www.amazon.com/Dying-Win-Strategic-Terrorism-ebook/dp/B000FCK904/

Blowback, Second Edition: The Costs and Consequences of American Empire (American Empire Project) by Chalmers Johnson
http://www.amazon.com/Blowback-Second-Edition-Consequences-ebook/dp/B003JH8MAG/

Civil Liberties and Security in an Age of Terrorism, July 18, 2013 - Robert Higgs, Anthony Gregory, Mary L. G. Theroux
http://www.independent.org/events/transcript.asp?id=158
http://www.c-spanvideo.org/program/314255-1

Taking on the California DMV
http://completeliberty.com/videos/view/taking-on-the-california-dmv_35.html
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=41ZY5LSDEZA

Virginia Satir Forgiving Parents Family Therapy clip3
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vxysb4PD6yI

http://deadeasylife.com/support/
http://libertopia.org/2013/

http://freestateproject.org/
http://miplc.org/
http://www.blueridgelibertyproject.com/
http://languageofcompassion.com/2013/06/new-culture-house-starting/

http://choiceconversations.libsyn.com/the-virgin-diet-and-n-1-experiments-with-wes-bertrand

bumper music "Empathy" by Fatso
http://www.fatsomusic.net/

Direct download: Episode_189_-_The_needs_underlying_empathy.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 3:08pm EST

I was a guest on http://cultureofempathy.com with host Edwin Rutsch along with friends Katie of http://miplc.org/ and http://www.michiganmainstream.com/thelocalfocus.html and Tom of http://wearesole.com/ and http://www.meetup.com/Libertarian-Entrepreneurs-in-Los-Angeles/

Panel 25: Libertarian: How might we transform domination cultures & systems into empathic cultures?
http://cultureofempathy.com/Projects/Conference/Panels/025-A.htm

Re-imagining Capitalism: Love and Compassion in Economics
http://www.p-ced.com/1/node/38
The Next Big Thing by Umair Haque
http://blogs.hbr.org/haque/2012/05/the_next_big_thing.html
http://hbr.org/product/the-new-capitalist-manifesto-building-a-disruptive/an/12794-HBK-ENG

Insight: Iraq security forces outmatched as 'open war' returns by Suadad al-Salhy
http://www.reuters.com/article/2013/07/30/us-iraq-security-jailbreak-insight-idUSBRE96T0X020130730

Reserve or share the Kite™ Patch - a breakthrough mosquito-fighting technology designed to block mosquitoes' ability to track humans and spread disease.
http://www.indiegogo.com/projects/kite-patch

http://adamvstheman.com/preliminary-hearing-dc-vs-kokesh/

http://happinesscounseling.com/2010/08/bullshit-hit-piece-on-self-esteem-and-nathaniel-branden/
http://www.nathanielbranden.com/discussions/self-esteem/for-the-record/

bumper music "Compassion" by LOWB
http://www.lowb.co.uk/
http://www.amazon.com/Compassion/dp/B00CVCFRVC/

Direct download: Episode_188_-_Empathy_circle_addressing_domination_systems.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 11:38am EST

I was a guest on http://cultureofempathy.com with host Edwin Rutsch.
Edwin has been seeking to build a culture of empathy, one that encompasses all human systems, starting with oneself and one's family.
Wesley Bertrand and Edwin Rutsch: How to Build a Culture of Empathy
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jFkcZCB09h0
Our conversation with other notes: http://j.mp/1366vQS
http://cultureofempathy.com/Projects/Empathy-Tent/index.htm
http://cultureofempathy.com/Projects/Empathy-Movement/Restorative-Empathy-Circle/Index.htm
http://www.youtube.com/user/EdwinRutsch/videos

The Six Pillars of Self-Esteem
http://www.nathanielbranden.com/product-category/self-esteem/
Breaking Free by Nathaniel Branden
http://books.google.com/books/about/Breaking_free.html?id=2U8dAQAAMAAJ

Punished by Rewards: The Trouble with Gold Stars, Incentive Plans, A's, Praise, and Other Bribes
http://www.alfiekohn.org/books/pbr.htm
Unconditional Parenting: Moving From Rewards And Punishments To Love And Reason by Alfie Kohn
http://www.unconditionalparenting.com/up/

Nonviolent Communication: A Language Of Life by Marshall Rosenberg
http://www.amazon.com/Nonviolent-Communication-Language-Marshall-Rosenberg/dp/1892005034/
http://en.nvcwiki.com/index.php/Restorative_justice

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Voluntaryism
Fundamentals of Voluntaryism (nod to Carl Watner)
http://voluntaryist.com/fundamentals/

Sudbury Valley School that fosters intrinsic motivation
http://www.sudval.org/

http://www.guywinch.com/the-book/
http://www.psychologytoday.com/blog/the-squeaky-wheel

Human Centered Design
http://dschool.stanford.edu/

http://abc.go.com/watch/wife-swap/SH5539547/VDKA0_lgk9v6h5/avery-lamb--martin
http://schoolsucksproject.com/208-whole-parents-with-dayna-martin/
Dayna Martin: What is Radical Unschooling?
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kiHyzS26N0Y
Unschooling: What is Deschooling? (Dayna Martin)
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9meP3a64MzY
Dayna Martin: Common Unschooling Questions Answered
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7-NheCjqDMM

http://dirtywars.org/jeremy-scahill
http://reason.com/reasontv/2013/06/13/jeremy-scahill-dirty-wars
[154] Dirty Wars: Terror Begets Terror | Jeremy Scahill Breaks the Set
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Y_fq-20h5Sw
The Stream : Uncovering America's 'dirty wars'
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BCRMDBk13PI

NVC teleconference - http://a-path-with-heart.net/level1/
Dominic Barter's site - http://www.restorativecircles.org/

Google Personal Growth Series The New Science of Mindsight by Dan Siegel
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Gr4Od7kqDT8

bumper music "Empathy" by Jaysways
http://jayswaysmusic.com/

Direct download: Episode_187_-_Discussion_of_a_culture_of_empathy.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 12:57pm EST

http://wikileaks.org/Statement-from-Edward-Snowden-in.html

The black box: Inside America's massive new surveillance centre
http://www.wired.co.uk/magazine/archive/2012/05/features/the-black-box?page=all

https://www.eff.org/deeplinks/2013/07/restore-fourth-campaign-organizes-protests-against-unconstitutional-surveillance

No Treason: The Constitution Of No Authority by Lysander Spooner
http://lysanderspooner.org/node/64
http://files.libertyfund.org/files/2194/Spooner_1485_Bk.pdf
http://oll.libertyfund.org/?option=com_staticxt&staticfile=show.php%3Ftitle=2194&Itemid=27

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Palantir_Technologies

http://www.forbes.com/sites/andygreenberg/2013/06/07/startup-palantir-denies-its-prism-software-is-the-nsas-prism-surveillance-system/

Ron Paul Wants to Abolish the CIA; His Largest Donor Builds Toys for It: Why does 76 percent of the civil libertarian’s Super PAC money come from billionaire Peter Thiel, whose Palantir Technologies helps the government spy on citizens? by Mark Ames
http://www.thenation.com/article/166421/ron-paul-wants-abolish-cia-his-largest-donor-builds-toys-it/

http://reason.com/archives/2013/07/03/stossel-shrugged

http://reason.com/blog/2013/06/27/license-plate-cameras-are-part-of-the-do

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Lives_of_Others
http://www.rottentomatoes.com/m/the_lives_of_others/
http://www.sonyclassics.com/thelivesofothers/swf/

http://www.collateralmurder.com/
WikiLeaks' Collateral Murder: U.S. Soldier Ethan McCord's Eyewitness Story
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NWOIv12lZi0
http://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PL33F2898A888F6CB7
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kelmEZe8whI

http://www.strike-the-root.com/melpomenes-magnum-opus
New World Rising: The quest for human freedom in the 21st century by Tom de Lorenzo
http://tzopress.blogspot.com

Just one big dysfunctional family by Claire Wolfe
http://www.backwoodshome.com/blogs/ClaireWolfe/2013/06/04/just-one-big-dysfunctional-family/

bumper music "Informer" by Snow and "WHISTLEBLOWER - feat. Edward Snowden [RAP NEWS 19]" by thejuicemedia
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NtILxBszyf8
http://thejuicemedia.com
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hnMPQmIPibE

Direct download: Episode_186_-_Needs_for_privacy_and_peace_instead_of_police_statism.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 5:59pm EST

http://psychologybookclub.blogspot.com/
http://www.becomingwhoyouare.net/

Introduction To Objectivist Epistemology
https://estore.aynrand.org/p/256/introduction-to-objectivist-epistemology-softcover
The Virtue Of Selfishness
https://estore.aynrand.org/p/604/the-virtue-of-selfishness-a-new-concept-of-egoism-kindle-edition
Philosophy: Who Needs It
https://estore.aynrand.org/p/591/philosophy-who-needs-it-kindle-edition

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Meta-ethics

Heiko's channel
http://www.youtube.com/user/heikophilo
FDR thread started by Marc
http://board.freedomainradio.com/forums/t/37034.aspx

Non-Violent Communication With Kelly Bryson
http://www.sexwithjaiya.com/node/36

Succinct overview of nonviolent communication
http://happinesscounseling.com/NVC_Intro.pdf

The Renegade Variety Hour - http://therenegadevarietyhour.com/
podcast - http://therenegadevarietyhour.podomatic.com/
https://www.facebook.com/pages/The-Renegade-Variety-Hour/352849284823348

Bumper music "Come Along" by Vicci Martinez Feat. Cee Lo Green
http://www.viccimartinez.com/


Guests Mark from http://reasonup.net/ and Scott from http://redpillplanet.com/

Moderating the Dark Side of Emotional Morality with the Bright Side of Market Morality by Dwight R. Lee
http://www.independent.org/publications/tir/article.asp?a=902

Reason, self-interest, and free market trade are aligned, without sacrifice

Can Expectations Save Communism? by Bryan Caplan
http://econlog.econlib.org/archives/2013/04/can_expectation.html

The Power of the State versus the Power of Love by Robert Higgs
http://blog.independent.org/2013/04/17/the-power-of-the-state-versus-the-power-of-love/

My guest appearance on the Freedom Lovin Podcast:
http://www.freedomlovin.com/fl-002-freedom-lovin-podcast-2-breaking-free-with-wes-bertrand-of-complete-liberty/

bumper music "Sacrifice" by Gregorian (from Elton John and Bernie Taupin)
http://www.gregorian.de/


Guests Mark of http://reasonup.net/ and Scott

Ethics has predominantly been an externally imposed, or extrinsic, motivator for humans--thus revealing its problems

Beyond Good and Evil: Marshall Rosenberg On Creating a Nonviolent World
http://www.openexchange.org/features/Keep/rosenberg.html

http://carta.anthropogeny.org/events/sessions/moral-sense

Catching Fire: How Cooking Made Us Human by Richard Wrangham
http://www.amazon.com/dp/0465013627/

http://mindsightinstitute.com

http://www.nonviolentcommunication.com/freeresources/2013-05-enl.htm#feature1

Anger, Guilt and Shame: Reclaiming Power And Choice by Liv Larsson
http://www.amazon.com/Anger-Guilt-Shame-Reclaiming-Choice/dp/9197944289
http://www.friareliv.se/

http://freekeene.com/2013/04/18/rich-paul-found-guilty-juror-admits-we-didnt-want-to-break-the-law/

http://freekeene.com/2013/05/03/rich-paul-from-trial-to-appeal-and-beyond/

bumper music "Liberation" by Ziggi Recado
http://ziggirecadomusic.com/

to comment, please go to http://completeliberty.com/magazine/category/91697

Direct download: Episode_183_-_Moving_beyond_domination_culture.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 12:59am EST

http://www.nytimes.com/2013/04/19/nyregion/babys-latest-going-diaperless-at-home-or-even-in-the-park.html

Nonviolent communication, or nvc
http://happinesscounseling.com/NVC_Intro.pdf
http://www.cnvc.org/Training/feelings-inventory
http://www.cnvc.org/Training/needs-inventory
http://www.wikihow.com/Practice-Nonviolent-Communication
http://www.amazon.com/Nonviolent-Communication-Language-Marshall-Rosenberg/dp/1892005034/
The Basics of Non Violent Communication 1.1
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=M-129JLTjkQ

It can be challenging to learn a language of life and not fall back on past parenting scripts

An ethics based on needs, empathy, and compassionate connection can foster a free society

3-week nvc teleconference - http://a-path-with-heart.net

It's key to distinguish actual feelings from moralistic judgments of self and others
http://www.logicallearning.net/ResponsibilityForFeelings.mp3 (10min clip by Rosenberg)

http://wordsthatwork.us/

Conflict happens on the level of strategies, not needs (which are universal)

http://happinesscounseling.com/happiness-resources/

bumper music "I Love Being A Parent" by Jeff Foxworthy
http://www.amazon.com/Love-Being-Parent-Album-Version/dp/B001B85R5S
and
"Parents Just Don't Understand" by DJ Jazzy Jeff & The Fresh Prince
https://itunes.apple.com/us/album/hes-the-dj-im-the-rapper/id306676844

Direct download: Episode_182_-_Authority_and_compliance_parenting_ethics_roundtable.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 3:56pm EST

April 13-14 nvc conference in Oxnard, CA
http://chooseconnection.squarespace.com/2013-presentation-schedule/

Two Beers With Steve Podcast (with Brett and me)
http://twobeerswithsteve.libsyn.com/is-society-progressing

"The purpose of morality is to teach you, not to suffer and die, but to enjoy yourself and live." - Ayn Rand, Atlas Shrugged

http://www.richardcarrier.info/
http://www.amazon.com/Sense-Goodness-Without-God-Metaphysical/dp/1420802933

Richard Carrier on Morality (part 4 of 6)
http://youtu.be/zuBaU_lEggE
Richard Carrier on Morality (part 5 of 6)
http://youtu.be/N-BoLhhEKso
Richard Carrier on Morality (part 6 of 6)
http://youtu.be/xSscvyKLaRg

Punished by Rewards: The Trouble with Gold Stars, Incentive Plans, A's, Praise, and Other Bribes
http://www.alfiekohn.org/books/pbr.htm

universal human needs
http://www.cnvc.org/Training/needs-inventory
universal human feelings
http://www.cnvc.org/Training/feelings-inventory

http://www.amazon.com/Loving-Life-Morality-Self-Interest-Support/dp/0971373701/


Ongoing 3-week nvc teleconference - http://a-path-with-heart.net

bumper music "(Emperor) Rondo: Allegro ma non troppo"
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Piano_Concerto_No._5_(Beethoven)

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Direct download: Episode_181_-_The_nature_of_the_good_life.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 10:15pm EST

Damon Horowitz: Philosophy in prison
http://www.ted.com/talks/damon_horowitz_philosophy_in_prison.html

Unfortunately, most of modern philosophy spends time in the realm of the nonobjective

http://aynrandlexicon.com/lexicon/axioms.html
http://aynrandlexicon.com/lexicon/axiomatic_concepts.html
http://aynrandlexicon.com/lexicon/objectivity.html
http://aynrandlexicon.com/lexicon/errors_of_knowledge_vs_breaches_of_morality.html

My Years With Ayn Rand by Nathaniel Branden
http://www.amazon.com/Years-Ayn-Rand-Nathaniel-Branden/dp/0787945137

Kathryn Schulz: On being wrong
http://www.ted.com/talks/kathryn_schulz_on_being_wrong.html

In our own image and likeness
http://www.logicallearning.net/libertyourownima.html
http://www.cnvc.org/Training/needs-inventory

Damon Horowitz calls for a "moral operating system"
http://www.ted.com/talks/damon_horowitz.html

bumper music "The Ride of the Valkyries" by Richard Wagner
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ride_of_the_Valkyries

to comment, please go to http://completeliberty.com/magazine/category/91697

Direct download: Episode_180_-_The_nature_of_human_fallibility_rightness_and_wrongness.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 5:32am EST

http://schoolsucksproject.com/197-the-sudbury-school-22-a-step-in-the-right-direction/

http://twobeerswithsteve.libsyn.com/complete-liberty-with-wes-bertrand

Troubled Family Life Changes Kids' Brains by Ian Chant
http://www.scientificamerican.com/article.cfm?id=troubled-family-life-changes-kids-b

Whenever the "common good" is put above the individual good, human beings get sacrificed. Thus, by upholding what's best for individuals (i.e., respecting their freedoms), the "good" of society (i.e., of a group of individuals) is fostered

The Science of Libertarian Morality - A social psychology study explores the formation of the libertarian personality by Ronald Bailey
http://reason.com/archives/2011/01/20/the-science-of-libertarian-mor

http://aynrandlexicon.com/lexicon/sacrifice.html

http://www.logicallearning.net/libfreedomethica.html

http://www.ted.com/talks/sam_harris_science_can_show_what_s_right.html

http://www.ted.com/talks/robert_wright_on_optimism.html
http://www.ted.com/talks/philip_zimbardo_on_the_psychology_of_evil.html

bumper music "My Sacrifice" by Creed
http://creed.com

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Direct download: Episode_179_-_Libertarian_ethics_and_the_meme_of_sacrifice.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 2:37pm EST

Upcoming nvc conference in SoCal in April
http://chooseconnection.squarespace.com/nvc-conference/

Bali drugs: Death sentence for Briton Lindsay Sandiford
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-21137649
http://www.news.com.au/world/british-woman-gets-bali-death-sentence-over-cocaine-smuggling/story-fndir2ev-1226559509016

Freedom--An Ethical Issue
http://www.logicallearning.net/libfreedomethica.html

http://aynrandlexicon.com/lexicon/morality.html
http://aynrandlexicon.com/lexicon/self-interest.html

Introduction to Objectivist Epistemology by Ayn Rand, Leonard Peikoff, Harry Binswanger
http://www.aynrand.org/site/PageServer?pagename=objectivism_nonfiction_introduction_to_objectivist_epistemology

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Morality

I invite you to participate in an eight-week counseling group (each weekly session will be 1.5hrs)--please email me at wes@happinesscounseling.com, and we'll fine-tune the program.
http://happinesscounseling.com/group-sessions-2/

bumper music "The Great Divide" by VNV Nation
http://www.vnvnation.com/

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Direct download: Episode_178_-_Philosophy_of_ethics_and_morality.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 8:20pm EST

I interview Stephanie Bachmann Mattei, Ph.D.
http://theSanctuary4Parents.org
http://nvctraining.com/index.php?Itemid=1342

The Parenting Matters TeleConference
Thursday, January 24 - Monday, January 28, 2013
Presented by the NVC Academy and Stephanie Bachmann Mattei
http://nvctraining.com/media/_special_programs/parenting-conference/

Are you playing the role of "good parent"?
http://philosophicalparenting.blogspot.com/p/home.html

It's vital to look at the needs underlying human behavior
http://www.cnvc.org/Training/needs-inventory

http://www.brainsciencepodcast.com/


http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rwandan_Genocide

FDR2268 Parenting for a Peaceful World - A Conversation with Robin Grille
http://media.freedomainradio.com/feed/FDR_2268_robin_grille_28_Nov_2012.mp3

Please feel free to join Brett's redesigned site!
http://schoolsucksproject.com

http://healthymindfitbody.com/2012/12/19/99-interview-with-eat-by-choice-not-by-habit-author-sylvia-haskvitz/

http://www.nathanielbranden.com/shop/taking-responsibility/

http://www.marksdailyapple.com/16-things-you-should-have-never-stopped-doing/
http://healthymindfitbody.com/2010/03/13/25-getting-primal-with-guest-mark-sisson/

http://www.thesanctuary4parents.org/Parent-Peer-Leadership-Program.html
http://www.thesanctuary4parents.org/SBM-jackal-voices.pdf

my recent guest appearance...
Episode 11: The End of the World
http://firstdegreeliberty.podomatic.com/entry/2013-01-04T19_35_05-08_00

bumper music "Fur Elise" by Ludvig van Beethoven
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Für_Elise

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182: Logic Saves Lives Part 8 - Cognitive Distortions and Cognitive Restructuring
http://schoolsucks.podomatic.com/entry/2012-12-12T09_00_00-08_00

Self Empathy: Empower Yourself this Holiday Season! by Mary Mackenzie and Stephanie Bachmann Mattei
http://www.thesanctuary4parents.org/Empower_Yourself_This_Holiday_Season.pdf

The economics of xmas
http://www.adamsmith.org/blog/economics/the-economics-of-christmas

Anarchism as skepticism
http://mises.org/Community/blogs/brainpolice/archive/2008/08/29/anarchism-as-skepticism.aspx

Shermer's interview with DJ Grothe
http://www.pointofinquiry.org/michael_shermer_science_skepticism_and_libertarianism/

show covering The Theory of Moral Sentiments
http://www.econtalk.org/archives/2009/04/klein_on_the_th.html

The Nature Of Present Government
http://logicallearning.net/libnatureofgover.html
Capitalism And Current Political Views
http://logicallearning.net/libcapitalismpol.html
Laissez-faire, A More Enlightened View Of Capitalism—And Its Contradictions
http://logicallearning.net/libertylaissez-f.html

http://www.abundancethebook.com/
an inspiring presentation by Peter Diamondis... (~200MB download)
https://s3.amazonaws.com/getabundance/videos/presentationFinalv3.m4v

http://healthymindfitbody.com/2012/12/19/99-interview-with-eat-by-choice-not-by-habit-author-sylvia-haskvitz/

consider being in a group for self-exploration and inner healing...
http://happinesscounseling.com/group-sessions-2/

bumper music "On Nature" by Matisyahu
http://matisyahuworld.com

to comment, please go to http://completeliberty.com/magazine/category/91697

Direct download: Episode_176_-_Skepticism_and_libertarianism.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 4:52am EST

http://arstechnica.com/tech-policy/2012/10/ridesharing-startups-hit-with-cease-and-desist-by-california-regulator/

Opting Out of the State by Sheldon Richman
http://c4ss.org/content/14302

http://news.yahoo.com/blogs/lookout/secession-petitions-now-filed-50-states-183500440.html

learn about the statist legal matrix...
http://marcstevens.net

Those working for the coercive organization called "government" also have a need to respect others--which the nature of their organization demands that they sacrifice

Nonviolent Communication Live With Marshall Rosenberg - Session 1 - Oct 4th 2011 - CNVC.org
http://youtu.be/9E7lQlwNdgk
Nonviolent Communication Live With Marshall Rosenberg - Session 2 - Oct 26th 2011 - CNVC.org
http://youtu.be/uB6N5NOxabA
Marshall Rosenberg on Nonviolent Communication - CNVC.org
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-Ori6308ilQ

http://happinesscounseling.com/happiness-resources/

Paul Chappell Talk On Waging Peace
http://youtu.be/JRAOANK__r4
http://www.paulkchappell.com/videos/
http://iraqpaperscissors.com
Talk - Dahr Jamail - Soldiers Who Refuse to Fight in Iraq and Afghanistan
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=srHpERHNwKM
http://www.haymarketbooks.org/pb/The-Will-to-Resist

Please email me if you'd like to participate in an upcoming group:
http://happinesscounseling.com/group-sessions-2/

bumper music "From The Heart" by Hoobastank
http://hoobastank.com/

to comment, please go to http://completeliberty.com/magazine/category/91697

Direct download: Episode_175_-_The_keys_to_complete_liberty.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 3:07am EST

Tom de Lorenzo's new book New World Rising: The quest for human freedom in the 21st century
http://tzopress.blogspot.com
Tzo's STR archives
http://www.strike-the-root.com/user/345
http://www.strike-the-root.com/slavespeak-part-i
http://www.strike-the-root.com/slavespeak-part-ii

School Sucks Podcast
167: Logic Saves Lives Part 5 - The Stolen Concept
http://schoolsucks.podomatic.com/entry/2012-10-20T20_31_41-07_00
http://schoolsucks.podomatic.com/enclosure/2012-10-20T20_31_41-07_00.mp3
168: Breaking Free
http://schoolsucks.podomatic.com/entry/2012-10-23T23_10_48-07_00

http://schoolsucks.podomatic.com/enclosure/2012-10-23T23_10_48-07_00.mp3
169: Carrots and Sticks Roundtable With Mark Edge and Ian Freeman
http://schoolsucks.podomatic.com/entry/2012-10-28T17_45_50-07_00
http://schoolsucks.podomatic.com/enclosure/2012-10-28T17_45_50-07_00.mp3

Breaking Free by Nathaniel Branden
http://books.google.com/books/about/Breaking_free.html?id=2U8dAQAAMAAJ

The Questions:

1. Were you encouraged to be open in the expression of your emotions and desires? Or were your parents' behavior and manner of treating you such as to make you fear emotional self-assertiveness and openness, or to regard it as inappropriate?

http://happinesscounseling.com/2012/07/the-nature-of-needs-especially-psychological-needs/
http://voluntaryvisions.blogspot.com.au/2012/09/voluntary-visions-podcast-interview.html
Nonviolent Communication Live With Marshall Rosenberg - Session 1 - Oct 4th 2011 - CNVC.org
http://youtu.be/9E7lQlwNdgk
Nonviolent Communication Live With Marshall Rosenberg - Session 2 - Oct 26th 2011 - CNVC.org
http://youtu.be/uB6N5NOxabA
Marshall Rosenberg on Nonviolent Communication - CNVC.org
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-Ori6308ilQ

2. Did your parents' manner of dealing with you tend to develop and strengthen your sense of your masculinity or femininity? Or to frustrate and diminish it? Or neither?

Bumper music "Polonaise in A-Flat Major" by Frederic Chopin
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Polonaise_in_A-flat_major,_Op._53_(Chopin)

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Direct download: Episode_174_-_Breaking_Free_part_seven.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 4:26am EST

Breaking Free by Nathaniel Branden
http://books.google.com/books/about/Breaking_free.html?id=2U8dAQAAMAAJ

The Questions:

1. Did your parents respect your intellectual and physical privacy?

2. Did your parents project that what a person made of his life, and what you specifically made of your life, was important?

3. Did your parents encourage in you a fear of the world, a fear of other people? Or were you encouraged to face the world with an attitude of relaxed, confident benevolence? Or neither?

Bumper music "Etude in C Major" by Frederic Chopin
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Étude_Op._10,_No._1_(Chopin)

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Direct download: Episode_173_-_Breaking_Free_part_six.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 3:03am EST

Breaking Free by Nathaniel Branden
http://books.google.com/books/about/Breaking_free.html?id=2U8dAQAAMAAJ

The Questions:

1. Was it your parents' practice to punish you or discipline you by striking or beating you?

2. Did your parents project that they believed in your basic goodness? Or did they project that they saw you as bad or worthless or evil?

3. Did your parents project that they believed in your intellectual and creative potentialities? Or did they project that they saw you as mediocre or stupid or inadequate?

4. In your parents' expectations concerning your behavior and performance, did they take cognizance of your knowledge, needs, interest and context? Or were you confronted by expectations and demands that were overwhelming and beyond your ability to satisfy?

Please download this very helpful 14page PDF about nonviolent communication:
http://happinesscounseling.com/NVC_Intro.pdf

bumper music "Fantaisie-Impromptu" by Frederic Chopin
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fantaisie-Impromptu

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Direct download: Episode_172_-_Breaking_Free_part_five.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 11:21am EST

http://worldnews.nbcnews.com/_news/2012/09/11/13808173-dead-gitmo-detainee-was-cleared-for-release-in-2009?lite
http://completeliberty.com/magazine/read/episode-69---governmental-prison-injustice-immorality-and-insanity-of-war-virtue-of-independence-and-achievement_61.html

Breaking Free by Nathaniel Branden
http://books.google.com/books/about/Breaking_free.html?id=2U8dAQAAMAAJ

The Questions:

1. Did your parents treat you with respect?
Were your thoughts, needs, and feelings given consideration?
Was your dignity as a human being acknowledged?
When you expressed ideas or opinions, were they treated seriously?
Where your likes and dislikes treated seriously? (Not necessarily agreed with or acceded to, but nonetheless treated seriously?)
Were your desires treated thoughtfully and respectfully?

2. Did you feel that you were psychologically visible to your parents? Did you feel real to them?
Did your parents seem to make a genuine, thoughtful effort to understand you?
Did your parents seem authentically interested in you as a person?
Could you talk to your parents about issues of importance and receive interested, meaningful understanding from them?

3. Did you feel loved and valued by your parents, in the sense that you experienced yourself as a source of pleasure to them? Or did you feel unwanted, perhaps a burden? Or did you feel hated? Or did you feel you were simply an object of indifference?

bumper music "Ocean Etude" by Frederic Chopin
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Étude_Op._25,_No._12_(Chopin)

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Direct download: Episode_171_-_Breaking_Free_part_four.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 10:22pm EST

The Questions:

1. Were you encouraged to think independently, to develop your critical faculty? Or were you taught to be obedient rather than mentally active and questioning?
Did your parents project that it was more important to conform to what other people believed than to discover what is true?
When your parents wanted you to do something, did they appeal to your understanding and give you reasons for their request? Or did they communicate in effect, "Do it because I say so"?

2. Did you feel free to express your views openly without fear of punishment?

3. Did your parents communicate their disapproval of your thoughts, desires, or behavior by means of humor, teasing, or sarcasm?

I invite you to participate in an eight-week therapy group of at least five persons (each weekly session will be 1.5hrs)--please email me at wes@happinesscounseling.com, and we'll fine-tune the program.
http://happinesscounseling.com/group-sessions-2/

Anarcho-Syndicalism: A Recipe for Ruin by Daniel James Sanchez
http://mises.org/daily/5590

Links to the CLP series on Unconditional Parenting here...
http://happinesscounseling.com/happiness-resources/

bumper music "Polonaise #3 in A, Op. 40 No. 1" by Frederic Chopin
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Polonaises_Op._40_(Chopin)

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Direct download: Episode_170_-_Breaking_Free_part_three.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 1:38pm EST

http://thenatureofexistence.com/about/the-questions/

Spiritually can be viewed as increasing awareness of one's inner and outer worlds

There are no contradictions in objective reality
http://aynrandlexicon.com/lexicon/contradictions.html

Less knowledge and less awareness diminish one's range of choice

What Happens to Consciousness When We Die by Michael Sermer
http://www.scientificamerican.com/article.cfm?id=what-happens-to-consciousness-when-we-die&print=true


http://www.brainsciencepodcast.com/

http://aynrandlexicon.com/lexicon/consciousness.html

Some podcasts about religion by Stefan Molyneux
FDR70 - How To Control a Human Soul
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FxYJOBaXQww
http://freedomain.wetpaint.com/page/70.+How+to+control+a+human+soul
http://www.freedomainradioshows.com/Traffic_Jams/how_to_control_a_human_soul.mp3
FDR1036 - God, Family, Bible
http://readfdr.wordpress.com/2008/04/11/1036/
http://www.freedomainradio.com/Traffic_Jams/FDR_1036_God_Family_Bible.mp3
FDR1728 - Frankly Faithless: An Interview with the Thinking Atheist - The son of two prominent theologians, and a former star of Christian radio, talks about the social, professional, and moral challenges of losing God, and finding himself...
http://youtu.be/dVXjIVF5NLs
http://media.freedomainradio.com/feed/FDR_1728_thinking_atheist_interview_19_aug_2010.mp3

Religion by Jim Davies
http://www.strike-the-root.com/81/davies/davies7.html

If you're interested in self-healing and self-growth via group therapy:
http://happinesscounseling.com/group-sessions-2/

bumper music "Consciousness" by Albert Griffiths & The Gladiators
http://itunes.apple.com/us/artist/albert-griffiths-gladiators/id419561359

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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&A
http://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 Atheism
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LLxNc_Mtw-4

http://aynrandlexicon.com/lexicon/faith.html

The Internet Where religions come to die
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0Rqw4krMOug

http://www.ldsliberty.org/podcasts/

bumper music "Touched By The Hand Of God" by New Order
http://www.neworderonline.com/

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Direct download: Episode_168_-_Individual_challenges_in_a_religious_culture.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 1:48am EST

Some points of light in the mainstream...
http://www.andersoncooper.com/2012/06/21/the-most-controversial-parenting-methods
http://www.andersoncooper.com/2012/03/07/unschooling-is-one-moms-solution-to-adhd/

Breaking Free by Nathaniel Branden
http://books.google.com/books/about/Breaking_free.html?id=2U8dAQAAMAAJ

The Questions:

1. Did your parents deal with you fairly and justly? Did your parents resort to threats in order to control your behavior--either threats of immediate punitive action on their part, or threats in terms of long-range consequences for your life, or threats of supernatural punishments, such as going to hell? Were you praised when you performed well? Or merely criticized when you performed badly? Were your parents willing to admit it when they were wrong? Or was it against their policy to concede that they were wrong?

2. Did your parents' behavior and manner of dealing with you tend to produce guilt in you?

3. Did your parents' behavior and manner of dealing with you tend to produce fear in you?

4. Did your parents project that it was desirable for you to think well of yourself, to have self-esteem? Or were you cautioned against valuing yourself, and encouraged to be humble?

5. Did your parents encourage you in the direction of having a healthy affirmative attitude toward sex and toward your own body? Or a negative attitude? Or neither?

I invite you to participate in an eight-week therapy group of at least five persons (each weekly session will be 1.5hrs)--please email me at wes@happinesscounseling.com, and we'll fine-tune the program. Here is the information page:
http://happinesscounseling.com/group-sessions-2/ 

bumper music "Nocturne #2 in E flat, Op. 9" by Frederic Chopin
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nocturnes,_Op._9_(Chopin)#Nocturne_in_E-flat_major.2C_Op._9.2C_No._2

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Direct download: Episode_167_-_Breaking_free_part_two.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 1:53am EST

Guests Daniel from http://warisimmoral.com and Katie from MI and the G+hangout

Why Atheists Laugh at Religion - http://youtu.be/6H9BuxeNro0

Sacrifice is inherent in domination institutions
Using reason to deny reason is the nature of supernaturalism

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Heaven's_Gate_(religious_group)

Religions as philosophies of death...
http://aynrandlexicon.com/lexicon/mystics_of_spirit_and_of_muscle.html
http://aynrandlexicon.com/lexicon/mysticism.html
http://aynrandlexicon.com/lexicon/religion.html

Grief Beyond Belief - How Atheists Are Dealing With Death
http://gretachristina.typepad.com/greta_christinas_weblog/2011/08/grief-beyond-belief-how-atheists-are-dealing-with-death.html

Borat Mr Jesus (exorcisado) - http://youtu.be/1u6e4MWpTIQ

http://www.nathanielbranden.com/shop/the-art-of-living-consciously/

http://www.nathanielbranden.com/shop/taking-responsibility/

Just like with statism, religion never really allows individuals to grow up; some "authority" over one's own mind is assumed

http://www.centerforinquiry.net/news/center_for_inquiry_condemns_jailing_of_indonesian_atheist_for_inciting_reli/

Return To Paradise - http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0124595/

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2012/06/03/over-300-mormons-join-uta_0_n_1566666.html


http://www.alternet.org/drugs/155794/24-year-old_gets_3_life_terms_in_prison_for_witnessing_a_drug_deal:_the_ugly_truth_of_mandatory_drug_sentencing/

Derrick J's Victimless Crime Spree - Trailer - http://youtu.be/v-wU90WAPgM

http://www.ted.com/talks/julia_sweeney_on_letting_go_of_god.html


http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Francis_Collins#Christianity

An Issue Of Mortality (from The Psychology Of Liberty)
http://www.logicallearning.net/libanissueofmort.html

Who Kills More, Religion or Atheism?
http://skeptoid.com/episodes/4076

George Carlin - Religion is bullshit. - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MeSSwKffj9o

bumper music "God Put A Smile Upon Your Face" by Coldplay
http://coldplay.com

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Breaking Free by Nathaniel Branden
http://books.google.com/books/about/Breaking_free.html?id=2U8dAQAAMAAJ

The Questions:

1. When you were a child, did your parents' manner of behaving and of dealing with you give you the impression that you were living in a world that was rational, predictable, and intelligible? Or a world that was bewildering, contradictory, incomprehensible, unknowable?

2. Were you taught the importance of learning to think, the importance of developing your mind, the importance of becoming a rational being? Did your parents provide you with intellectual stimulation and convey the idea that the use of your mind can be an exciting pleasure?

http://nathanielbranden.com

Explore your subconscious emotional psychology
http://happinesscounseling.com/happiness-resources/

Participate in my group therapy program:
http://happinesscounseling.com/group-sessions-2/ 

"Parents most potent tool of teaching is through example" N.B.

bumper music "Waltz in C-sharp minor" by Frederic Chopin
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Waltz_in_C-sharp_minor,_Op._64,_No._2_(Chopin)

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Direct download: Episode_165_-_Breaking_Free_part_one.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 11:05am EST

Guests Kevin from http://freedomlovin.com and http://healthymindfitbody.com and Michael from SoCal

Libertopia videos are available
http://libertopia.org/media/videos/libertopia-2010-speeches/
http://libertopia.org/media/videos/libertopia-2011-speeches/

Yet another rights-violating statist courthouse, despite its PR claims
http://www.miottawa.org/CourtsLE/58thDistrict/

The Police State Is Here by Tim Kelly
http://www.fff.org/comment/com1205p.asp

Who Is Most Likely to Oppose Totalitarianism? by Robert Higgs
http://blog.independent.org/2012/03/29/who-is-most-likely-to-oppose-totalitarianism/

Kev's HS religious memes
http://www.moreaucatholic.org/s/768/2col.aspx?sid=768&gid=1&pgid=264

What do you do when a truth--a new truth to you--conflicts with your belief system?

143: Logic Saves Lives Part 1 - Foundation, Attitudes and Values
http://schoolsucks.podomatic.com/entry/2012-05-25T16_12_31-07_00

Get a mental software (wetware:) upgrade and explore your subconscious emotional psychology
http://happinesscounseling.com/happiness-resources/

How Critical Thinkers Lose Their Faith in God by Daisy Grewal
http://www.scientificamerican.com/article.cfm?id=how-critical-thinkers-lose-faith-god

Sam Harris simply destroys catholicism
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AcO4TnrskE0
from: The God Debate II: Harris vs. Craig
http://youtu.be/yqaHXKLRKzg

http://pennsundayschool.com/

Maxed-out or abundance? Paul Gilding, Peter Diamandis debate
http://www.kurzweilai.net/qa-from-the-ted-stage-paul-gilding-and-peter-diamandis-debate

bumper music "God" by John Lennon
http://www.johnlennon.com/

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Guests Stephanie from http://porctherapy.com and http://freetalklive.com and Mary from the G+ complete liberty nvc weekend hangout (and youtube links below)

The Statist Matrix by Mary Vandenberg
Statist Matrix-part1- speech
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kJnBMB54pzE
Statist Matrix- part2speech-part1 of discussion
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Cg98TehWPs4
3 statist matrix part 2ofdiscussion
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UeeKLLaONW8
4 statist matrix part 3of discussion
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6N4C5r8roQg

Why Do So Many Believers Think Atheists Are Worse Than Rapists? Looking for answers at the Reason Rally in Washington, D.C. by Ronald Bailey
http://reason.com/archives/2012/03/27/believers-atheists-worse-rapists

A Transcript of Freedomain Radio Podcast 70: “The Parable of the Apple – or, How to control a human soul...” by Stefan Molyneux
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FxYJOBaXQww
http://freedomain.wetpaint.com/page/70.+How+to+control+a+human+soul
http://www.freedomainradioshows.com/Traffic_Jams/how_to_control_a_human_soul.mp3
also in the book Real-Time Relationships: The Logic of Love by Stefan Molyneux
http://freedomainradio.com/free/#RTR

Joe has encountered quite a few haunted people, though no haunted places:
http://www.joenickell.com/ParanormalInvestigator/paranormalinvestigator1.html

As adults, it's vital that we process our childhood trauma, so that we don't continue costly cycles

The Ways Of An Atheist by Bernard Katz
http://www.amazon.com/The-Ways-Atheist-Bernard-Katz/dp/1573922730

Episode covering the barbaric practice of circumcision
http://www.porctherapy.com/2012/03/31/porc-therapy-2012-03-30/

Disproving God by Cristina Rad
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rC2Nvo_I3os

May flowers and...
http://voices.yahoo.com/masturbate-thon-celebrate-national-masturbation-320301.html?cat=9

Defending the Undefendable: The Pimp, Prostitute, Scab, Slumlord, Libeler, Moneylender, and Other Scapegoats in the Rogue’s Gallery of American Society by Walter Block
https://mises.org/store/Product2.aspx?ProductId=136
http://mises.org/books/defending.pdf

http://womeninsecularism.org/

A Woman's Self-Esteem: Struggles And Triumphs In The Search For Identity by Nathaniel Branden
http://www.nathanielbranden.com/shop/a-womans-self-esteem/

PETALS
http://www.nickkarras.com/

http://mormon.org/plan-of-happiness/

Who Are the Raelians, and Why Are They Naked?
http://skeptoid.com/episodes/4059
http://poundthecardia.wordpress.com/2010/10/05/raelians-the-poor-mans-scientologists/

Interview with Robert Price, aka The Bible Geek
http://www.pointofinquiry.org/robert_m_price_the_reason_driven_life/
http://www.robertmprice.mindvendor.com/

bumper music "Bad Religion" by Godsmack
http://godsmack.com/

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Direct download: Episode_163_-_Religious_memes_injurious_to_health_and_well-being.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 9:36pm EST

Atheism: A New Strategy. Richard Dawkins Foundation for Reason & Science, US - Sean Faircloth
http://richarddawkins.net/videos/644419-atheism-a-new-strategy-richard-dawkins-foundation-for-reason-science-us

Lobbying (religious or otherwise) is not the problem; "government" is the problem

Killing for a Book by Lauryn Oates
http://www.butterfliesandwheels.org/2012/killing-for-a-book/

"Faith and force are...corollaries: every period of history dominated by mysticism, was a period of statism, of dictatorship, of tyranny." A.R.
http://aynrandlexicon.com/lexicon/faith.html

A system designed to maim women into submission by Lauryn Oates
http://www.butterfliesandwheels.org/2011/a-system-designed-to-maim-women-into-submission/

We Won't Be Silent!
http://youtu.be/Vv7VdQNC8Yc

starting at 39:15, caller tells her story of stopping courtroom "proceeding" and walking out when her questions about standing weren't addressed.
http://marcstevens.net/radioarchive/nsp20120407.html

The Price of Atheism by John Stossel
http://youtu.be/sTRDRP2n4Sk
Price of Atheism — 20/20 piece « Atheist Asshole
http://atheistasshole.wordpress.com/2010/09/30/price-of-atheism-2020-piece/
The Price of Atheism | MilkandCookies
http://www.milkandcookies.com/link/64147/detail/

Human minds don't need to "submit" or "be saved"--but they do need self-esteem and life-enriching connections
Every person is born naturally atheistic and anarchistic

Thunderf00t -Westboro Baptist Church (full interview)
http://youtu.be/OTSbfs32yCU

How should I respond to my young child's doubts about God?
http://family.custhelp.com/app/answers/detail/a_id/25668/~/how-should-i-respond-to-my-young-child's-doubts-about-god%3F

http://aynrandlexicon.com/lexicon/axioms.html
http://aynrandlexicon.com/lexicon/axiomatic_concepts.html

Omniscience, omnipotence, and infallibility are invalid concepts
In Our Own Image And Likeness
http://www.logicallearning.net/libertyourownima.html

Core Values by Glen Allport
http://www.strike-the-root.com/81/allport/allport6.html

Universal human needs
http://www.cnvc.org/Training/needs-inventory

bumper music "Patch Of Light" by Dogma
http://www.myspace.com/dogmarock

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The Guru Papers: Masks of Authoritarian Power by Joel Kramer and Diana Alstad
http://www.joeldiana.com/guru_papers.html

No matter what or who you believe, you can't escape relying on your own judgment

http://aynrandlexicon.com/lexicon/metaphysics.html
http://aynrandlexicon.com/lexicon/skepticism.html
http://aynrandlexicon.com/lexicon/certainty.html

http://aynrandlexicon.com/lexicon/method,_concepts_of.html

http://aynrandlexicon.com/lexicon/invalid_concepts.html

John Cleese Podcast #32: The Scientist at Work
http://www.johncleesepodcast.co.uk/cleeseblog/2008/07/john-cleese-podcast-32-scientist-at.html
John Cleese Podcast #33: The Brain Explained
http://www.johncleesepodcast.co.uk/cleeseblog/2008/08/john-cleese-podcast-33-brain-explained.html

#TL05AB: Anthropomorphism and Related Phenomena by Frederick Mann
http://www.buildfreedom.com/tl/tl05ab.shtml

http://anarchast.com/front/2012/3/24/anarchast-ep-22-with-wes-bertrand.html

bumper music "Guru Mantra (feat. Marti Nikko)" by DJ Drez
http://djdrez.com/DjDrez/Jahta_Yoga.html

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Direct download: Episode_161_-_The_nature_of_religious_memes_and_conceptualization.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 11:32pm EST

Anarchy: The Unknown Ideal by Bionic Mosquito
http://lewrockwell.com/rep3/anarchy-the-unknown-ideal.html

Who Owns What? by Paul Hein
http://www.strike-the-root.com/who-owns-what

DEATH BY GOVERNMENT by R.J. Rummel
http://www.hawaii.edu/powerkills/NOTE1.HTM

The Art of Not Being Governed: An Anarchist History of Upland Southeast Asia by James C. Scott - Reviewer: Thomas J. Thompson
http://www.independent.org/publications/tir/article.asp?a=843

The World’s First Paleo-Libertarians by Carl Close
http://blog.independent.org/2012/03/27/the-worlds-first-paleo-libertarians/

Hunters-Gatherers: The Original Libertarians by Thomas Mayor
http://www.independent.org/publications/tir/article.asp?a=877
http://www.independent.org/pdf/tir/tir_16_04_01_mayor.pdf

A universal human needs vocabulary is essential for communicating compassionately and achieving a free society:
http://www.cnvc.org/Training/needs-inventory
http://www.wikihow.com/Practice-Nonviolent-Communication
A couple very informative audio interviews about NVC:
w/ Marshall Rosenberg, founder of NVC (76mins)
http://www.goodradioshows.org/peaceTalksL36.html
w/ Jorge Rubio, an NVC trainer (40mins)
http://www.goodradioshows.org/peaceTalksL05.htm

Anarchy, Monopoly, and Predation by Peter T. Leeson
http://www.peterleeson.com/Anarchy_Monopoly_and_Predation.pdf

30 Signs That The United States Of America Is Being Turned Into A Giant Prison by Michael Snyder
http://www.informationliberation.com/?id=37466

Illegal Everything by John Stossel
http://www.foxnews.com/on-air/fox-news-reporting/transcript/illegal-everything
http://www.foxbusiness.com/on-air/stossel/blog/2012/03/30/weekend-illegal-everything-airs-saturday-9-pm-and-midnight-et-fbn
John Stossel's Illegal Everything - http://youtu.be/nBiJB8YuDBQ

Pete and Ademo's sites:
http://libertyontour.com/
http://www.copblock.org/
You can get informed of the legal "case" (no standing) brought against Ademo and help him here:
http://www.copblock.org/10792/manchesterindictment/

bumper music "Acid Tribe" by Zetan Spore
http://www.zetanspore.co.uk/

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Guest Stephanie from http://porctherapy.com and http://freetalklive.com
her guest appearance on Healthy Mind Fit Body Podcast:
http://healthymindfitbody.com/2010/12/07/58-the-ills-of-insulin-part-1/
http://healthymindfitbody.com/2010/12/14/59-the-ills-of-insulin-part-2/

http://freestateproject.org/libertyforum

stem cell story about human eggs...
http://blogs.scientificamerican.com/observations/2012/02/26/dogma-overturned-women-can-produce-new-eggs-video/

Reversal of type 1 diabetes via islet b cell regeneration following immune modulation by cord blood-derived multipotent stem cells
http://www.biomedcentral.com/content/pdf/1741-7015-10-3.pdf

oldest known person (from France) lived to 122 1/2...
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Oldest_people

The Truly Staggering Cost Of Inventing New Drugs by Matthew Herper
http://www.forbes.com/sites/matthewherper/2012/02/10/the-truly-staggering-cost-of-inventing-new-drugs/

patents are a coercive monopoly granted by the State
duplicating things in the marketplace doesn't violate property rights (see CL podcast episodes 89-99)

Bellevue Inside Out documentary film
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1nVEN1Reeaw
http://www.teale-edwards.com/bellevueinsideout.asp
http://www.newsweek.com/2010/01/28/the-depressing-news-about-antidepressants.html
http://blogs.scientificamerican.com/cross-check/2012/03/05/are-psychiatric-medications-making-us-sicker/

the legalized coercive monopolies of government, such as the FDA, have NO property rights jurisdiction; they're based on the collectivistic premise of communism

an idea predominant in the EU
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Precautionary_principle

Why Government Doesn't Work by Harry Browne
http://www.jrbooksonline.com/PDF_Books/why_govt_doesnt_work.pdf

How Big Pharma Undermined Medical Innovation for Financial Gain by Avik Roy
http://www.forbes.com/sites/aroy/2012/02/15/how-big-pharma-undermined-medical-innovation-for-financial-gain/

what the FDA spokesperson has to say about this coercive organization...
http://blogs.fda.gov/fdavoice/index.php/2012/02/50-years-after-thalidomide-why-regulation-matters/

A Culture Of Controlling Malicious Timidity by Reason
http://www.fightaging.org/archives/2012/01/a-culture-of-controlling-malicious-timidity.php

Benevolence. Ingenious. Life.
http://www.bilconference.com/

Liberty Cruise 2.0!
https://www.facebook.com/events/252501778170108/

bumper music "Fraud" by Dextems
http://www.myspace.com/dextemsdnb

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Direct download: Episode_159_-_Governmental_regulation_inducing_suffering_unto_death_.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 6:12pm EST

Since when did obedience become the epitome of good parenting? by Annalisa Barbieri
http://www.guardian.co.uk/lifeandstyle/2012/jan/19/are-obedient-children-a-good-thing

Is the common aim of parenting to raise compliant children?
"The need for autonomy doesn't vanish because kids have been cowed into doing what they're told." A.Kohn

http://www.cnvc.org/Training/needs-inventory

Response to: Parenting on Facebook by Oliver Heuler
http://youtu.be/KLJNavN45ko

Achieving a Permanent Change in Society by Debbie Harbeson
http://debbieandcarl.blogspot.com/2012/01/achieving-permanent-change-in-society.html

Re-education via The Online Freedom Academy
http://tolfa.us

Though we don't have justice today, when our desires for freedom are perceived as demands by those in government, achieving justice becomes less likely. Speaking compassionately will help us start getting everyone's needs met.

Rant Farm's Podcast Episode 7
http://rantfarm.podomatic.com/entry/2011-11-28T20_36_56-08_00

Explore the future of our longevity...
http://healthymindfitbody.com/2012/01/06/85-interview-with-100-plus-author-sonia-arrison-part-1/
http://healthymindfitbody.com/2012/01/16/86-interview-with-100-plus-author-sonia-arrison-part-2/

bumper music "Society" by Eddie Vedder
http://www.pearljam.com/users/eddievedder

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Direct download: Episode_158_-_Roots_of_compliance_effecting_societal_change.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 4:53pm EST

Corporations are manifestations of statism
http://completeliberty.com/iv__immorality_of_politics.html

Ayn Rand explicated the non-aggression principle quite clearly
http://aynrandlexicon.com/lexicon/physical_force.html

http://rationalwiki.org/wiki/Vulgar_libertarianism


'Atlas Shrugged Part 2' Timed to Hit Screens Just Before Presidential Election
http://www.hollywoodreporter.com/news/atlas-shrugged-part-2-prduction-april-286633

do we really need to surrender to "authority" in order to survive?...
http://www.mygovcost.org/2012/01/19/nearly-half-of-americans-receive-government-funding/

bumper music "Sentinel" by VNV Nation
http://www.vnvnation.com/

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Direct download: Episode_157_-_The_shrugging_of_atlas_and_the_welfare_state.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 4:22am EST

Stefan Molyneux's site:
http://freedomainradio.com

Mark Edge's site:
http://freetalklive.com

and yours truly's
http://completeliberty.com

An article by Jim Davies about Ron Paul's agenda (http://ronpaul2012.com)
http://strike-the-root.com/ron-reviewed
about Ron Paul's Presidential Campaign by Jim Davies
http://www.theanarchistalternative.info/zgb/rondex.htm
Raise the Drawbridge! by Jim Davies
http://www.theanarchistalternative.info/zgb/11A141.htm
Ron's War on Drugs by Jim Davies
http://www.theanarchistalternative.info/zgb/11A135.htm

New Hampshire activism options (both inside and outside the coercive system)
http://freestateproject.org
http://freekeene.com

Further reading on the USC...
No Treason No. VI. The Constitution of No Authority
http://praxeology.net/LS-NT-6.htm

bumper music "Suffrage" by Matthias Adler
http://www.facebook.com/pages/Matthias-Adler/297658406940392?sk=info

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Direct download: Episode_156_-_Liberty_getaway_cruise_2011_voting_debate.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 8:59pm EST

http://aynrandlexicon.com/lexicon/objectivism.html
and its five branches:
http://aynrandlexicon.com/lexicon/metaphysics.html
http://aynrandlexicon.com/lexicon/epistemology.html
http://aynrandlexicon.com/lexicon/morality.html
http://aynrandlexicon.com/lexicon/politics.html
http://aynrandlexicon.com/lexicon/esthetics.html

Passing moral judgment (on oneself and others) tends to diminish the ability of getting one's needs met, because it represents an unexpressed (or poorly expressed) need

Were there any "noble savages"? Definitely no noble States
Science Saturday: War of the Doves (Robert Wright & John Horgan)
http://bloggingheads.tv/diavlogs/31183
Science Saturday: War and Peace (John Horgan & Steven Pinker)
http://bloggingheads.tv/diavlogs/39138
Science Saturday: The Anthropology of War (John Horgan & Brian Ferguson)
http://bloggingheads.tv/diavlogs/14196

http://www.cnvc.org/Training/feelings-inventory
http://www.cnvc.org/Training/needs-inventory
http://en.nvcwiki.com/index.php/Restorative_justice

Triggering fear, guilt, and shame in others tends to engender diminished good will and empathy; nonviolent communication tends to engender increased good will and empathy

To live in a world in which people only do those things that they truly want to do will entail a psychological (and political) paradigm shift

bumper music "Something Very Pure" by Mystical Sun
http://www.mysticalsun.com/

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In this episode I cover the Appendix - Parenting Styles: The Relevance of Culture, Class, and Race in the book Unconditional Parenting: Moving From Rewards And Punishments To Love And Reason by Alfie Kohn
http://www.unconditionalparenting.com/up/

Love is both a feeling and a need
Collectivistic cultures tend to minimize or even disfavor self-interest and self-actualization, which leads to repressed feelings, e.g., of resentment and depression

When parents spank children, they inflict pain and induce fear in them, i.e., fear of parental "authority," which sends a really confused and contradictory message to them about their own individuality and choice--and it perversely mixes notions of love with violence. Basically, violating the rights of children doesn't help them flourish.

Lenient parenting methods are just as lopsided as punitive parenting methods. They don't teach children respectful ways to express feelings and get needs met, while meeting the needs of others. It's important for parents to express their feelings in relation to their unmet needs, and be advocates for getting their needs met as much as children do.

Many thanks to Alfie Kohn for putting such a book of useful information about parenting into the world. May the memes of unconditional parenting spread far and wide, so that adults learn that there are life-enriching, win/win ways to get needs met in families, and children therefore grow up healthy and happy. :)

Youth Voices on Peacemaking and Conflict Resolution
http://www.goodradioshows.org/peaceTalksL84.htm

Marshall Rosenberg 6-09 When Authority Destroys Creativity from NVC Training Course
http://www.amazon.com/Nonviolent-Communication-Training-Course/dp/1591794439

bumper music "Joyful Wonder" by Ott
http://www.ottsonic.net/

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Direct download: Episode_154_-_Unconditional_parenting_part_fifteen.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 6:02pm EST

http://libertopia.org

http://libertyontour.com

http://aynrandlexicon.com/lexicon/stolen_concept,_fallacy_of.html

promoting intrinsic motivation: trust children, and they will learn...
http://summum-bonum.org/

no matter who you vote for, politics (government) always wins

http://www.meetup.com/LeewaySudburySchool/

http://completeliberty.com/viii__objective_law.html

Taking on the California DMV
http://www.youtube.com/hotforliberty#p/u/32/41ZY5LSDEZA

Parenting with Naomi Aldort - S.A.L.V.E. Formula
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bFlPe14SuAY

Five Principles of Libertopia
1. All actions should be peaceful and voluntary
2. Honor the self
3. Rule yourself
4. Live and let live‚Ä®
5. Community of Spontaneous Order

by Larry Ludlow...
http://www.freedomsphoenix.com/Magazine/098621-2011-10-29-libertopia-2011-four-days-in-the-freest-place-on-earth.htm

bumper music "California" by Semisonic
http://www.semisonic.com/

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Direct download: Episode_153_-_Reflections_on_Libertopia_2011.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 12:02am EST

In this episode I cover the second half of Chapter Ten: The Child's Perspective in the book Unconditional Parenting: Moving From Rewards And Punishments To Love And Reason by Alfie Kohn
http://www.unconditionalparenting.com/up/

http://en.wiktionary.org/wiki/empathy

An assortment of helpful nonviolent communication resources I've compiled (2MB download of PDFs)
http://dl.dropbox.com/u/7585370/NVCcompilation.zip

Our culture has a tough time with the idea of self-centeredness, similar to the notion of selfishness; Ayn Rand helped clarify:
http://aynrandlexicon.com/lexicon/selfishness.html
http://aynrandlexicon.com/lexicon/contradictions.html

You are your highest value, first and foremost, which enables you to see others as their own highest value--thus, neither sacrificing oneself to others, nor others to oneself
A world of selfless people is not one in which people are getting their needs met

A profound way to explore your inner-self, especially your child-self--The Art Of Self-Discovery
http://www.nathanielbranden.com/catalog/product_info.php?cPath=21_23&products_id=38

http://digg.com/news/technology/steve_jobs_narrates_never_aired_version_of_think_different_commercial

bumper music "A New World" by Antinomie
couldn't find link; closest site - http://www.myspace.com/nemystic

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Direct download: Episode_152_-_Unconditional_parenting_part_fourteen.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 11:33pm EST

Agora I/O - the online liberty unconference...
http://agora.io/laozi/schedule/
http://agora.io/laozi/archives/

Libertopia - an annual festival of peace, freedom, music, community and ideas that will change the World...a 3-day celebration of our individuality and diversity in sunny San Diego...
http://libertopia.org/

In this episode I cover the first half of Chapter Ten: The Child's Perspective in the book Unconditional Parenting: Moving From Rewards And Punishments To Love And Reason by Alfie Kohn
http://www.unconditionalparenting.com/up/

Happiness is our highest moral purpose, so it's vital to know what it objectively requires
http://aynrandlexicon.com/lexicon/happiness.html
Out-of-context happiness (e.g., ignoring the ills of statism) is just as disconnected from one's true self as the unhappiest depression

Punitive parenting and punitive governmental actions tragically go hand in hand

The commonly misunderstood ethical terms...
http://aynrandlexicon.com/lexicon/self-interest.html
http://aynrandlexicon.com/lexicon/altruism.html
http://aynrandlexicon.com/lexicon/trader_principle.html

At a bare minimum, parents need to convey to their kids the extreme importance and sanctity of their persons and property, i.e., the nature of respecting individual rights in society
http://aynrandlexicon.com/lexicon/individual_rights.html

In a free society, everyone can be productive; "competition" is merely people bringing various values to the marketplace

bumper music "Let There Be Light" by Astral Projection
http://www.myspace.com/astralprojectionavilior

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Direct download: Episode_151_-_Unconditional_parenting_part_thirteen.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 12:46am EST

In this episode I cover the second half of Chapter Nine: Choices For Children in the book Unconditional Parenting: Moving From Rewards And Punishments To Love And Reason by Alfie Kohn
http://www.unconditionalparenting.com/up/

Taking responsibility is greatly diminished in those who administer punishments, since they commonly blame the disobedient person who's being punished as "bringing it on themselves" or "choosing" to be punished

Whenever what we want comes across as a demand (rather than a request), we tend to pay a price psychologically and socially in terms of getting our needs met

As humans, we all have the same needs:
http://www.cnvc.org/Training/needs-inventory
And feelings are universal as well:
http://www.cnvc.org/Training/feelings-inventory

The all-too-commom process of parents telling children what to do and when to do it, such as eating and sleeping, greatly hinders the process of children learning to take responsibility for their own basic functions as growing human beings; and, it doesn't meet their needs for respect and autonomy (among other needs)

Check out the facets of whole-life unschooling...
http://www.unschooling.info/ ; http://www.unschooling.org/ ; http://www.holtgws.com/whatisunschoolin.html
Dayna Martin: What is Radical Unschooling?
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kiHyzS26N0Y

Ian Freeman's thorough overview of the NH CD liberty activism
http://freekeene.com/2011/09/03/ians-blog-from-jail-3/

bumper music "Sunrise" by trance[]control
http://www.trancecontrol.com/

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Direct download: Episode_150_-_Unconditional_parenting_part_twelve.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 8:00pm EST

In this episode I cover the first half of Chapter Nine: Choices For Children in the book Unconditional Parenting: Moving From Rewards And Punishments To Love And Reason by Alfie Kohn
http://www.unconditionalparenting.com/up/

Even if you're not a parent who is frustrated about how to deal with kids so that your own needs are met, it's key to get in touch with your child-self, so that you can focus on life-enriching, respectful interactions that are essentially win/win with children

Using operant and classical conditioning on children (and adults) basically prevents them from becoming mature human beings, beings that are self-actualized, self-confident, self-respecting, independent and happy; "pop behaviorism" disconnects us from our feelings and needs, treating us as nonconceptual creatures to be punished or bribed instead of reasoned with

Children are volitional, conceptual beings, in contrast to other primates (and all other organisms)
Homo Sapiens: The Rational Animal
http://www.logicallearning.net/libhomosapiens.html
The Crucial Faculty Of Choice
http://www.logicallearning.net/libfreewill.html

Statism is a recapitulation of the coercive family environment, in which kids' need for respect isn't met (among many other needs)

Domination language and domination structures thwart our need for autonomy and foster widespread coercion and hypocrisy

As humans, we all have the same needs: 
http://www.cnvc.org/Training/needs-inventory

The Secret Of Childhood by Maria Montessori
http://www.amazon.com/Secret-Childhood-Maria-Montessori/dp/0345305833
http://www.questia.com/PM.qst?a=o&d=8977399

bumper music "Chasing The Sun" by Ryan Farish
http://www.ryanfarish.com/

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Direct download: Episode_149_-_Unconditional_parenting_part_eleven.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 9:56pm EST

In this episode I cover the second half of Chapter Eight: Love Without Strings Attached in the book Unconditional Parenting: Moving From Rewards And Punishments To Love And Reason by Alfie Kohn
http://www.unconditionalparenting.com/up/

The process of administering rewards and punishments doesn't treat individuals as equals; authoritarian power imbalances are inherent

Sound property rights enable jurisdiction, whereas "public property" enables constant injustices by the coercive (and communistic) monopoly of statist police and courts

About Ian Freeman's unjust incarceration and the nature of the system of injustice...
http://freekeene.com/2011/08/11/what-can-you-do-when-you-dont-approve-of-police-actions/

The practice of self-acceptance is a key component of self-esteem, of embracing one's fundamental worthiness, being fit to exist
The Six Pillars of Self-Esteem
http://www.nathanielbranden.com/catalog/product_info.php?products_id=35

Unschooling: What is Deschooling?
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9meP3a64MzY

"Authority," given its unreasonable nature, will never respect reason and choice in individuals

Info about unschooling and John Holt's books...
http://www.holtgws.com/

bumper music "Nothing Left To Give" by Sarah McLachlan
http://www.sarahmclachlan.com/

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Direct download: Episode_148_-_Unconditional_parenting_part_ten.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 12:45am EST

In this episode I cover the first half of Chapter Eight: Love Without Strings Attached in the book Unconditional Parenting: Moving From Rewards And Punishments To Love And Reason by Alfie Kohn
http://www.unconditionalparenting.com/up/

Some of Ayn Rand's views on love...
http://aynrandlexicon.com/lexicon/love.html

Life is what you make of it; your sense of life essentially colors your experiences yet doesn't alter objective reality; no one's needs ought to be sacrificed in the process of living happily

Nonviolent communication is truly a language of life, essential for adults and children--for families
http://cnvc.org
http://nvcworld.com

Instead of offer criticism, strive to complain effectively...
http://healthymindfitbody.com/2011/06/12/73-complaining-effectively-with-psychologist-guy-winch-part-1/
http://healthymindfitbody.com/2011/06/20/74-complaining-effectively-with-psychologist-guy-winch-part-2/

Helpful and comprehensive psychotherapeutic workbook to compassionately connect you with your own child-self, among other subconscious facets: The Art Of Self-Discovery
http://www.nathanielbranden.com/catalog/product_info.php?cPath=21_23&products_id=38

Peace Talks Radio interview with Jorge Rubio, an NVC trainer (40mins)
http://www.goodradioshows.org/peaceTalksL05.htm

You're welcome to join the Complete Liberty fb fan page:
http://facebook.com/completeliberty/

Nonviolent communication thread...
Open NVC Sessions...
http://completeliberty.com/forum/topic/13

bumper music "Do you do you love me" by Nina
http://www.ninagoddess.com/

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Direct download: Episode_147_-_Unconditional_parenting_part_nine.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 11:38pm EST

In this episode I cover Chapter Seven: Principles Of Unconditional Parenting in the book Unconditional Parenting: Moving From Rewards And Punishments To Love And Reason by Alfie Kohn
http://www.unconditionalparenting.com/up/

bringing parents and children together...
http://takingchildrenseriously.com

Parental rationalizations for coercing children are quite similar to governmental rationalizations for coercing "citizens"

we are fallible beings, so making mistakes is a natural part of life
http://www.logicallearning.net/libertyourownima.html

"Children construct a theory about their own motives based in part on our assumptions about their motives, and then they act accordingly: 'You think I'm just plain bad and need to be controlled all the time? Fine. Watch me act as though you're right.'" Kohn p.211

"We can help kids to develop good values by treating them as though they were already motivated by those values. They thereby come to believe what's best about themselves and live up to our trust in them." Kohn p.213

It's clear that parents need to learn the process of nonviolent communication, so they can foster win/win, life-enriching interactions with children, in which no one's needs are sacrificed
http://nvcworld.com

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Attachment_parenting

some post-porcfest 2011 details...
NSP - Jul 2, 2011 - Co-host: JT & Guests: Sovereign Curtis and Calvin
http://www.marcstevens.net/nsp-commercial-free/474-nsp20110702.html

bumper music "Voyager" by Antinomie (couldn't find link)

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Direct download: Episode_146_-_Unconditional_parenting_part_eight.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 2:27pm EST

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Apple_Inc.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Steve_Jobs
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Steve_Wozniak
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pirates_of_Silicon_Valley

Secrets From Apple's Genius Bar: Full Loyalty, No Negativity
http://online.wsj.com/article/SB10001424052702304563104576364071955678908.html
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Apple_Store

http://blogs.computerworld.com/18157/samsung_blatantly_copies_iphone_ipad_apple_sues?ua

Video: Jobs Pitches New ‘Mothership’ to Approving Cupertino City Council | Epicenter | Wired.com
http://www.wired.com/epicenter/2011/06/cupertino-jobs-ufo-building/
http://dvice.com/archives/2011/06/a-first-look-at.php

The question that must be asked of those in "city governments" (or any is "government") is: what would you do in a free market, in the absence of your coercive organization?
And how can liberty activists help them answer that important question?

The pervasive distrust in humans to make beneficial and helpful choices for themselves and others is directly reflected in conditional parenting tactics and the various rewards and punishments of operant conditioning in families, in schools, and in all governmental systems

Take Action! - Fight Aging!
http://www.fightaging.org/take-action/
https://www.opencures.org/

For The New Intellectual by Ayn Rand
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/For_the_New_Intellectual
http://tfasinternational.org/ila/AynRand-ForTheNewIntellectual.pdf

bumper music "Revolution" by The Beatles
http://www.beatles.com/  http://www.myspace.com/thebeatles

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Direct download: Episode_145_-_Steve_Jobs_Apple_producers_vs_governments.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 10:52am EST

In this episode I cover Chapter Six: What Holds Us Back in the book Unconditional Parenting: Moving From Rewards And Punishments To Love And Reason by Alfie Kohn
http://www.unconditionalparenting.com/up/

We learn various costly ways of conditional and controlling parenting via:

-What we see and hear, especially from our family and friends and advice from media figures and doctors

-What we believe, especially societal views of children in terms of their perceived lack of capabilities and the widespread acceptance of control through competition, conformity, punishment, religion, and notions of parenting permissiveness, authoritativeness, and authoritarianism

-What we feel, in terms of projecting our own emotions and behaviors on kids stemming from our own unmet needs from childhood and the myriad psychological defenses arising from them

-What we fear, such as inadequacy, incompetence, powerlessness, being judged by others, our children's safety, and fears of babying and permissiveness, all of which can foster parental behavior that doesn't meet kids' vital needs

Being dissociated from and disowning of one's own child-self is central to not meeting the needs of children and not having authentic and joyful interactions with them

Patience and empathy foster win/win, life-enriching relationships with children

Punishment for violating governmental "laws" is a near perfect reflection of the punishment model of parenting

Mind sacrifice entails the surrender of one's own reasoning ability to allegedly higher authorities
http://aynrandlexicon.com/lexicon/mystics_of_spirit_and_muscle.html
http://aynrandlexicon.com/lexicon/religion.html

Parenting with carrot-and-stick manipulation, either on one end or the other--or the so-called "just right" approach--disconnects both parents and kids from what's alive in them, their true reasoning selves, and their feeling and needs

Adults' unmet needs from childhood, if not examined, understood, and dealt with, can lead to many costly strategies to get them met, particularly as parents
11 Situations in Which it Is Not Appropriate for You to Have Children by Daniel Mackler
http://www.iraresoul.com/nokids.html

Placing "limits" on kids often means not letting them develop the essential skill of determining their own limits--so that they can be responsible and self-governing

Feel free to contact me for a counseling session at wes@happinesscounseling.com
http://happinesscounseling.com

Open NVC Sessions...
http://completeliberty.com/forum/topic/13

bumper music "Set Theory" by Divider (unable to find link)

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Direct download: Episode_144_-_Unconditional_parenting_part_seven.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 6:17pm EST

In this episode I cover Chapter Five: Pushed To Succeed in the book Unconditional Parenting: Moving From Rewards And Punishments To Love And Reason by Alfie Kohn
http://www.unconditionalparenting.com/up/

"Pop behaviorism" or operant conditioning implements punishments and rewards as a way to get people to do things--in violation of voluntary interaction and property rights

The essence of statism arises from authoritarianism in the family, denying children's needs for respect and choice (among other needs, such as emotional and intellectual honesty) and appealing to extrinsic motivators rather than intrinsic motivation and reason

A useful resource to learn about the so-called educational system, among other important things
http://schoolsucksproject.com

George Carlin - "Proud parents" bumper stickers
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cxmE2qMbYRU

John Holt and the world of unschooling, which is respectful of learners
http://www.holtgws.com/

Being free to make your own choices (instead of capitulating to others' demands) promotes intrinsic motivation and thus self-actualization--which will foster a vibrant, prosperous society

Feel free to contact me for a counseling session at wes@happinesscounseling.com
http://happinesscounseling.com

Open NVC Sessions...
http://completeliberty.com/forum/topic/13

2011 Porcupine Freedom Festival in Lancaster, NH
http://porcfest.com

bumper music "Ain't Wastin' Time No More" by the Allman Brothers
http://www.allmanbrothersband.com/

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Direct download: Episode_143_-_Unconditional_parenting_part_six.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 12:51pm EST

Governments try to prevent individuals from making their own choices, such as where they travel and what work they do--branding individuals with passports and visas facilitates controlling them

Nation-states are human farms, which indoctrinate their "livestock" in memes of obedience, submissiveness, and fear of punishment, so that economic parasitism is seen as necessary and proper

Lack of trust in individuals is a main reason we have statism, and it's self-perpetuating
In contrast, parenting that meets the needs of children--for respect, choice, autonomy, and love--enables a society to flourish without desires for coercion and punishment, i.e., without people trying to control others via government

A life proper to a human being requires getting one's need met for justice (among many vital needs)

New podcast by my friend Joey Hill, hosted at http://cafelibertalia.com
http://asktheanarchist.blogspot.com/
http://www.facebook.com/pages/Ask-the-Anarchist-Podcast/143189079081459
http://www.libertaliafoundation.org/

http://www.hawaii.edu/powerkills/NOTE1.HTM
(death by government)
http://mises.org/etexts/defensemyth.pdf
(the myth of national defense)
http://www.cnvc.org/
(center for nonviolent communication)

bumper music "Fear Of Domination" by Fear Of Domination
http://www.fearofdomination.com/

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Direct download: Episode_142_-_Human_farming_and_Anarchist_QA.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 1:11pm EST

In this episode I cover Chapter Four: Punitive Damages in the book Unconditional Parenting: Moving From Rewards And Punishments To Love And Reason by Alfie Kohn
http://www.unconditionalparenting.com/up/

The jail and prison system is a case study in punitive damages, wreaking havoc on individuals and our culture

Punishment is inimical to individual life and well-being; though it's used as a costly way to control others and "teach them a lesson," it can never foster respect and self-esteem

Government is simply a manifestation of the punishment model used by parents carried into the public realm; those in government have no property rights jurisdiction (they are neither property owners nor voluntarily chosen--i.e., hired--agents of property owners)

Punishment by parents directly undermines a loving relationship with children, sabotaging both trust and respect

bumper music "This Is My House" by trance[]control
http://www.trancecontrol.com/

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Direct download: Episode_141_-_Unconditional_parenting_part_five.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 11:48pm EST

In this episode I cover Chapter Three: Too Much Control in the book Unconditional Parenting: Moving From Rewards And Punishments To Love And Reason by Alfie Kohn
http://www.unconditionalparenting.com/up/

Australia to refund royalty increases under mine tax (whatever that means)
http://www.mineweb.com/mineweb/view/mineweb/en/page72068?oid=123556&sn=Detail
Protectionism and taxation are based on economic fallacies as well as legal and ethical falsehoods
What Has Government Done to Our Money? by Murray N. Rothbard
http://mises.org/money.asp

Many parents act as if children "don't deserve" an equal amount of respect as adults

it's important to distinguish requests from demands...
The Basics of Non Violent Communication 2.5
http://youtu.be/OqEVI07WmzM

ultimately, we can't make anyone do anything; we can only make them wish they had...
The Basics of Non Violent Communication 1.6
http://youtu.be/ppyawhuroDw

Meeting children's need for self-esteem (self-confidence and self-respect) enables parents to lessen their own frustration and get their own needs met
External control and demands and lack of trust don't work, and they are harmful to self-regulation, among other vital needs

Secret of Childhood by Maria Montessori
http://www.amazon.com/Secret-Childhood-Maria-Montessori/dp/0345305833

Open NVC Sessions...
http://completeliberty.com/forum/topic/13

Feel free to contact me for a counseling session at wes@happinesscounseling.com
http://happinesscounseling.com

bumper music "Another Beat" by trance[]control
http://www.trancecontrol.com/

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Direct download: Episode_140_-_Unconditional_parenting_part_four.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 3:06am EST

In this episode I cover Chapter Two: Giving And Withholding Love in the book Unconditional Parenting: Moving From Rewards And Punishments To Love And Reason by Alfie Kohn
http://www.unconditionalparenting.com/up/

Time out from positive reinforcement is a widespread form of love withdrawal

Making children suffer in order to get different behavior from them begets more of itself, and it definitely prepares them for the coercive world of statism

The Condition Of Modern Psychology (explicating many of the ills of behaviorism and lack of philosophical understanding)
http://www.logicallearning.net/libconditionofps.html

My Years with Ayn Rand - A powerful myth-shattering memoir about one of the twentieth century's most controversial figures
http://www.nathanielbranden.com/catalog/product_info.php?cPath=21_25&products_id=29

Rewards are largely ineffective at improving the quality of people's work and learning, and like punishments, they have many harmful results

Intrinsic motivation, wanting to do something for its own sake, is fundamentally different than extrinsic motivation, doing something in order to get something else (reward) or avoid something else (punishment); both punishments and rewards are extrinsic motivators, which in turn sabotage intrinsic motivation and beget extrinsically motivated people

Helpful and comprehensive psychotherapeutic workbook: The Art Of Self-Discovery
http://www.nathanielbranden.com/catalog/product_info.php?cPath=21_23&products_id=38

Feel free to contact me for a counseling session at wes@happinesscounseling.com
http://happinesscounseling.com

bumper music "Justify My Love" by trance[]control
http://www.trancecontrol.com/

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Direct download: Episode_139_-_Unconditional_parenting_part_three.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 10:19am EST

In this episode I cover Chapter One: Conditional Parenting in the book Unconditional Parenting: Moving From Rewards And Punishments To Love And Reason by Alfie Kohn

http://www.unconditionalparenting.com/up/

Your vision of human nature is basically reflected in how you view children

The replaying abusive childhood scripts is common in the adult world--such as government and the memes of statism

Bullying story from New South Wales...
YouTube - Casey Heynes FULL INTERVIEW on ACA
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=T-5jktFu4iE
VIDEO: Boy body-slams his alleged bully (Bully Interview)
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=j5sTp3Yls-I 

The institution of government doesn't meet individual needs for respect and sovereignty 

Moralistic thinking (right and wrong) can diminish our chances of getting our needs met from the person being accused and disconnect us from taking responsibility for our emotions

Feel free to contact me for a counseling session at wes@happinesscounseling.com
http://happinesscounseling.com

2011 Liberty Getaway 5-day cruise to Bermuda (registration deadline has been extended!)
http://www.btwcruises.com/rw/view/475
http://freedomcamp.wikispaces.com/

bumper music "The Journey" by Lagoona
http://www.purevolume.com/andreasviklund

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Direct download: Episode_138_-_Unconditional_parenting_part_two.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 5:30am EST

In this episode I cover the Introduction in the book Unconditional Parenting by Alfie Kohn
http://www.unconditionalparenting.com/up/

The most extreme example of operant conditioning is the domination system of government--individuals are told to obey and are punished if they don't do what they're told

Any political philosophy not based on property rights is bound to deny individual needs for autonomy, justice, choice, and respect

The foundation of a free society is to be found in parents who interact with children in life-enriching ways, who connect with feelings and meet needs for respect and choice

Teaching kids to attribute the cause of their feelings to things outside themselves hinders them (and later, as adults) from taking responsibility for their feelings
http://logicallearning.net/ResponsibilityForFeelings.mp3 (NVC audiobook segment by Marshall Rosenberg)

Please join the revised http://completeliberty.com
Here's an instructive forum thread...
Home> Public Outreach> How do we educate? (an NVC discussion)
http://completeliberty.com/forum/topic/7/page/1

Feel free to contact me for a counseling session at wes@happinesscounseling.com
http://happinesscounseling.com

2011 Liberty Getaway 5-day cruise to Bermuda (registration deadline has been extended!)
http://www.btwcruises.com/rw/view/475
http://freedomcamp.wikispaces.com/

bumper music "Destination Skyline" by Aura - the source of trance
http://auratrance.com/

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Direct download: Episode_137_-_Unconditional_parenting_part_one.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 10:56am EST

Guest Oliver Heuler from Germany http://heuler.de/ and http://voluntarist.de/ (Google Chrome browser can translate into English on the fly:)

Re: FDR 1007: A third way http://board.freedomainradio.com/forums/p/14090/119868.aspx

Oliver's handiwork...
Obama will resign as president http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NxjkatKuwRM

http://www.freedomainradio.com/Traffic_Jams/FDR_1837_nonviolent_communication_Roundtable.mp3
http://www.freedomainradio.com/Traffic_Jams/FDR_1836_NVC_Intro.mp3

Nonviolent communication simply means connecting with feelings and needs
Needs for safety, security, and comfort need not come at the expense of needs for justice, autonomy, independence, choice, and respect

Two invaluable parenting books:
Respectful Parents, Respectful Kids: 7 Keys to Turn Family Conflict into Cooperation by Sura Hart and Victoria Kindle Hodson
http://www.nonviolentcommunication.com/store/product_info.php?products_id=48
and
Unconditional Parenting by Alfie Kohn
http://www.unconditionalparenting.com/up/

No Contest: The Case Against Competition by Alfie Kohn
http://www.alfiekohn.org/books/nc.htm
When Competition Leads To Conflict (audio interview w/ Kohn)
http://www.goodradioshows.org/peaceTalksL49.htm

Spirituality, rationally understood, pertains to a heightened awareness of one's internal and external worlds
Primitive cultures fostered conformity to the tribe - http://www.logicallearning.net/libearlyhumancon.html

Your interpretations and assessments of past experiences tend to be more important than those past experiences themselves
Change your thoughts and change your feelings
http://www.feelinggood.com/

Value judgments can be distinguished from moral judgments, and there's nothing more foundational than connecting the former with feelings and needs
http://www.cnvc.org/Training/feelings-inventory
http://www.cnvc.org/Training/needs-inventory
Max-Neef on Human Needs and Human-scale Development - http://www.rainforestinfo.org.au/background/maxneef.htm
transcendence, integration, autonomy, and connection may be our four basic drives

http://porctherapy.com/2011/02/09/porc-therapy-117-nvc-feedback-ii/

http://freekeene.com/2011/02/21/wmur-reports-on-free-keene/
Battleground: Keene
http://www.wmur.com/video/26935273/detail.html

bumper music "Carry You" by VNV Nation
http://www.vnvnation.com/

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Direct download: Episode_136_-_Nonviolent_communication_reexamined.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 10:17pm EST

Law-Abiding Citizens Heart Gangsters by Kevin Carson
http://c4ss.org/content/2873

State of the Police State: more bad cops than good by Garry Reed
http://www.examiner.com/libertarian-in-dallas/state-of-the-police-state-more-bad-cops-than-good
http://www.examiner.com/libertarian-in-dallas/state-of-the-police-state-continued

No legalized monopoly of coercion in the realm of supposed justice will ever provide justice (coercive monopolies always provide the lowest quality at the highest cost)
The domination memes of our culture do not meet people's need for autonomy
Connecting with people empathetically enables recognition of these truths

Anarchy vs. Barney Fife by Mark R. Crovelli
http://www.lewrockwell.com/crovelli/crovelli50.1.html

Government can be seen as cannibalization of the human race; it's the main institution that eats away at our opportunities on a daily basis as well as our future possibilities in the marketplace

What's So Funny about Put-down Humor and Teasing
http://www.goodradioshows.org/peaceTalksL87.htm

The Basics of Non Violent Communication 1.1 (making natural giving possible)
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=M-129JLTjkQ

some helpful tips for encounters with the cops
http://flexyourrights.org/10_Rules

Home> Public Outreach> How do we educate? (an NVC discussion)
http://completeliberty.com/forum/topic/7/page/1

2011 Liberty Getaway 5-day cruise to Bermuda (registration deadline March 1st)
http://www.btwcruises.com/rw/view/475
http://freedomcamp.wikispaces.com/

bumper music "Bad Boys Bad Boys" by Inner Circle
http://www.innercircle-reggae.com/
star wars cops
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4MMAoOPa0Pg

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Direct download: Episode_135_-_Cops_statist_culture_and_nonviolent_communication.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 9:40pm EST

Guests Brett from http://schoolsucksproject.com and Daniel from http://warisimmoral.com

http://www.cnvc.org/learn-nvc/learn-nonviolent-communication
http://www.wikihow.com/Practice-Nonviolent-Communication

Free Ademo! Free Speech! by Pete Eyre
http://www.copblock.org/1748/freeademo/
http://freekeene.com/2011/01/26/ridley-reports-on-ademos-arrest/
http://freekeene.com/2011/01/25/video-ademo-v-freeman-sentenced-to-60-days-in-jail-for-speaking/

Non Violent Communication - A Roundtable - Wes Bertrand, Brett Veinotte and Stefan Molyneux discuss Marshall Rosenberg's theory of nonviolent communication.
http://blip.tv/file/4674030/
cross post on Brett's site
http://www.schoolsucksproject.com/podcasts/80
FDR 1836 Nonviolent Communication – An Introduction by Stefan Molyneux
http://www.freedomainradio.com/Traffic_Jams/FDR_1836_NVC_Intro.mp3

The Art of Living Consciously by Nathaniel Branden
http://www.nathanielbranden.com/catalog/product_info.php?cPath=21_23&products_id=28

In the Line of Duty - Watch: SLC Cop Kills Golf Club Wielder; Your Take??
http://www.lineofduty.com/the-blotter/110671-watch-slc-cop-kills-golf-club-wielder-your-take
'Cops Kill People Execution Style Judges Cover It Up For Them' 1/24/11 - Freedom Watch News
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=M3I4_7AGM2A
http://www.theagitator.com/2011/01/25/me-on-freedomwatch-2/
Don't bring golf club to gun fight
http://forums.officer.com/forums/showthread.php?159212-Don-t-bring-golf-club-to-gun-fight
Shots Fired: Ogden, Utah 05-26-2006
http://www.policemag.com/Channel/Gangs/Articles/Print/Story/2008/08/Ogden-Utah-05-26-2006.aspx
Video Shows Utah Man Being Killed in Drug Raid
http://stopthedrugwar.org/chronicle/2011/jan/19/video_shows_utah_man_being_kille
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kathryn_Johnston_shooting
The Case Of Cory Maye http://www.reason.tv/video/show/403.html
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cory_Maye

How to fix the police by Kent McManigal
http://www.examiner.com/libertarian-in-albuquerque/how-to-fix-the-police
About that "War on Cops".... by William N. Grigg
http://freedominourtime.blogspot.com/2011/01/about-that-war-on-cops.html

Best of the 2010 Bullrun Rally - Too Hot for TV! by The Smoking Tire
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=50cJvmtPrRc

Visit the new http://completeliberty.com! It's now a social networking site, where you can organize local get-togethers.

2011 Liberty Getaway 5-day cruise to Bermuda (registration deadline March 1st)
http://www.btwcruises.com/rw/view/475
http://freedomcamp.wikispaces.com/

bumper music "Cops And Criminals" by Pleasure Club
http://www.myspace.com/pleasureclub/music/albums/the-fugitive-kind-8768605

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Guest Brett from http://schoolsucksproject.com

are they out there?...
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/SETI@home
Recommended cool science podcast...
http://radio.seti.org/

The biggest problem on the planet for humans is the widespread, institutionalized use of coercion by coercive monopolies--i.e., governments--and the mass obedience to their demands to follow irrational and unjust laws

Two Steps to Anarchy by John Kindley
http://www.peoplevstate.com/?p=653

a prime example of governmental meddling in commerce and trade...
A plan for new U.S. jobs, from China by John Pomfret
http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2011/01/18/AR2011011806485.html

Without being able to opt-out of governmentally imposed arbitrary "jurisdiction," our rights are violated and we can't exercise our freedom from contract; thus, our needs for justice, autonomy, and choice are unmet

Monitoring America by Dana Priest and William M. Arkin
http://projects.washingtonpost.com/top-secret-america/articles/monitoring-america/print/

It's not possible to achieve justice within the governmental system of injustice

Do Authoritarians understand Libertarians?
http://aynrkey.blogspot.com/2010/09/do-authoritarians-understand.html

2011 Liberty Getaway 5-day cruise to Bermuda (registration deadline March 1st)
http://www.btwcruises.com/rw/view/475
http://freedomcamp.wikispaces.com/

bumper music "World In My Eyes" by Depeche Mode
http://www.depechemode.com/

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Guests Brett from http://schoolsucksproject.com and Daniel from http://warisimmoral.com

http://www.scholarsacademynh.org/

We aren't on planet earth to live up to other people's expectations
The error-correction process is part of being human: http://www.logicallearning.net/libertyourownima.html

The art of not being governed: an anarchist history of upland Southeast Asia By James C. Scott
http://tinyurl.com/4pmc7ag (google books)

Mark Interviews Edward Stringham (begins at 02:02:30)
http://www.freetalklive.com/content/podcast_2011_01_03

Government Can Be Prevented by Edward Stringham
http://blog.mises.org/15178/government-can-be-prevented/

For most of human history, states, i.e., governments, were nonexistent

Life Sentence for Being Honest by Larken Rose
http://www.freedomsphoenix.com/Opinion/081086-2010-12-30-life-sentence-for-being-honest.htm
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Richard_Michael_Simkanin

Statistics about Business Size (including Small Business) from the U.S. Census Bureau
http://www.census.gov/epcd/www/smallbus.html
http://wiki.answers.com/Q/List_number_of_us_employees_private_sector_vs_public_sector
http://money.usnews.com/money/blogs/outside-voices-small-business/2009/7/17/how-many-small-business-employees-are-out-there.html

Constitutional slavespeak...
http://www.downsizedcfoundation.org/blog/our-lexicon-coercion

Cultural Authoritarianism Breeds Political Authoritarianism by Kevin Carson
http://c4ss.org/content/4100

The Story of Our Unenslavement - Animated by Stefan Molyneux
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=S6IZP3yRJ9I

Two Steps to Anarchy by John Kindley
http://www.peoplevstate.com/?p=653

You were told to believe in and take bites out of "invisible apples," as Stefan Molyneux has noted:
http://www.freedomainradio.com/Traffic_Jams/how_to_control_a_human_soul.mp3

bumper music "History Has Taught Us Nothing" by Ikarus
http://www.myspace.com/ikarusethnoelectronica

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Episode 131 - Reflections on Freedom Summit 2010

http://www.freedomsphoenix.com/Article/071550-2010-07-08-freedom-summit-2010-full-schedule-and-speaker-topics.htm

Recommended podcast
http://thinkingliberty.net/

Taxation with representation is still unjust
Ultimate safety would mean principled protection of property rights, something coercive monopolies called governments can't do

What Has Government Done to Our Money? by Murray N. Rothbard
http://mises.org/money.asp
Freedom Watch Part 2 - Audit Then End The Fed 12/21/2010 (Prof. Horwitz nails it with free market banking!)
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=df76WgV4-lg&NR=1

The Basics of Non Violent Communication 1.6 by Marshall Rosenberg
"Institutions can't make you do anything...no human being has ever done anything they didn't choose to do."
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ppyawhuroDw&NR=1

Demands for acquiescence, obedience, compliance, conformity are the mainstays of parenting, and thus statism
The more we don't assert assert our needs for choice, respect, independence, autonomy, and justice, the more we become slaves to statism

Worst Police Misconduct Videos of 2010; Readers Poll
http://www.injusticeeverywhere.com/?page_id=3496
The State fails its own test of legitimacy; it has no valid cause of action against us, in addition to violating our legal rights and causing harm. Case in point...
Taking on the California DMV
http://www.youtube.com/hotforliberty#p/u/32/41ZY5LSDEZA

A Letter to Grover Cleveland on His False Inaugural Address, the Usurpation and Crimes of Lawmakers and Judges, and the Consequent Poverty, Ignorance, and Servitude of the People
http://www.lysanderspooner.org/LetterToGroverCleveland.htm
Government's main (unacknowledged) function is to prevent people from acting in their own rational self-interest

Private project funding alternatives...
http://kickstarter.com
http://indiegogo.com

Praise, rewards, and compliments are the flip side of punishments; gratitude instead focuses on feelings and need-fulfillment in relation to specific actions
The Basics of Non Violent Communication 4.4
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XU2jMqFb0Xs&NR=1
The Basics of Non Violent Communication 4.5
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rdLM2lVlMNE&NR=1

bumper music "Renegades Of Funk" by Rage Against The Machine
http://www.ratm.com/

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Direct download: Episode_131_-_Reflections_on_Freedom_Summit_2010.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 11:43pm EST

Guests Brett from http://schoolsucksproject.com and Daniel from http://warisimmoral.com

Needs Inventory | The Center for Nonviolent Communication
http://www.cnvc.org/Training/needs-inventory

So many vital needs of kids are not being met by parents and school systems, such as clarity, respect, choice, autonomy, and independence
People doing things that they don't really want to do tends to disconnect them from their feelings and needs, causing a host of problems

Principles — Ayn Rand Lexicon
http://aynrandlexicon.com/lexicon/principles.html

Raising Children Compassionately by Marshall Rosenberg
http://www.naturalchild.org/marshall_rosenberg/rcc.html

Getting people to do things via punishments or rewards doesn't appeal to internal motivation, thus harming the quality of connection and producing conflict

Punished by Rewards: The Trouble with Gold Stars, Incentive Plans, A's, Praise, and Other Bribes by Alfie Kohn
http://www.alfiekohn.org/books/pbr.htm

Why Real-Time Relationships is clearly superior to its contemporaries.... [Actually, RTR lacks some key aspects of NVC]
http://freedomainradio.com/BOARD/forums/p/24371/188994.aspx#188994

Surrendering our autonomy need to "authorities" is commonly demanded in our domination culture of coercive institutions

Hornberger's Blog - WikiLeaks: Conformists vs. Individualists
http://www.fff.org/blog/jghblog2010-12-02.asp

The WikiLeaks effect (cartoon)
http://reason.com/archives/2010/12/03/friday-funnies

Powerful and Bad in 2009: Scientific American Podcast
http://www.scientificamerican.com/podcast/episode.cfm?id=powerful-and-bad-in-2009-09-12-31

Authoritarian/conformist indoctrination runs quite deep in our culture, to the point that people's good intentions serve need's denying means

Self-responsibility and its Effects on Obedience and Aggression
http://www.logicallearning.net/obedience.html

bumper music "Children" by Robert Miles
http://www.robert-miles.com/

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Guests Brett from http://schoolsucksproject.com and Daniel from http://warisimmoral.com

Taking what other people do and say personally (rather than just as tragic expressions of unmet needs) contributes to the violent communication process
Attributing the cause of our feelings to things outside ourselves prevents us from taking responsibility for our feelings
http://logicallearning.net/ResponsibilityForFeelings.mp3

With nonviolent communication, you separate your observation of what the other person (or yourself) did or said from your evaluation of it; unsolicited evaluations foster antagonism
http://www.cnvc.org/Training/NVC-Concepts

classic scene from Bee Movie posted on http://marcstevens.net
Still wasting time voting? http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=esO2WJZxpYY

Throughout history people have used morality as a weapon to get others to do things, which stems from how parents deal with their children--in which battles of the wills are common

Focusing on feelings and needs rather than moral judgments fosters understanding and compassion; in both parenting and education, this process is commonly lacking, and vital needs, such as respect, are neglected

Raising Children Compassionately by Marshall Rosenberg
http://www.naturalchild.org/marshall_rosenberg/rcc.html

The labeling of others, in addition to being disabling, also leads us to being disconnected from needs for authenticity and respect

It's not the job of parents to "make them behave"; violence begets violence
The need for autonomy needs to be fulfilled

bumper music "We're All To Blame" by Sum 41
http://www.sum41.com/

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Brett joins me from http://schoolsucksproject.com

Nonviolent communication achieves clarity and understanding without the typical seen and unseen costs of arguments

Even if a person expresses disinterest in communication, then you can still guess his or her feelings and needs behind that sentiment, thus keeping the empathetic connection
http://www.cnvc.org/Training/feelings-inventory
http://www.cnvc.org/Training/needs-inventory

http://www.celebrateempathy.com/NVC_Intro.pdf

Diagnosing, moralizing, and judging others is the death knell for the empathic process--and thus for getting our needs met

Attributing the cause of our feelings to things outside ourselves prevents us from taking responsibility for our feelings
clip from the NVC audiobook by Marshall Rosenberg...
http://logicallearning.net/ResponsibilityForFeelings.mp3

Punishing through inducing fear is terribly widespread in human culture, e.g., "law-enforcement"--which utterly fails to meet our needs for respect and choice
as are all aspects of "pop behaviorism" - http://www.alfiekohn.org/

Child Rearing Practices of Distant Ancestors Foster Morality, Compassion in Kids
http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2010/09/100921163709.htm
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Attachment_parenting

The Comprachicos by Ayn Rand
http://xanthippaschamberpot.files.wordpress.com/2009/11/ayn-rand-the-comprachicos.pdf

Being grounded in ourselves, in our own feelings and needs, is the true self-centeredness that enables us to understand and connect with others
http://aynrandlexicon.com/lexicon/self-interest.html

Crisis And Leviathan: Critical Episodes in the Growth of American Government by Robert Higgs
http://www.independent.org/store/book_detail.asp?bookID=15

Sign up now for the Liberty Getaway Cruise in Nov 2011
http://www.btwcruises.com/rw/view/475
http://freedomcamp.wikispaces.com/

Parenting with Nonviolent Communication (NVC) - CNVC Certified NVC Trainer Inbal Kashtan discusses and demonstrates how to work with the incessant "no" from a child
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IQO7h9MNCqI

bumper music "Empathy" by Tears Of Technology
http://tearsoftechnology.com/

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Direct download: Episode_128_-_Nonviolent_communication_empathy_and_kids.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 3:23pm EST

Guests Brett from http://schoolsucksproject.com and Daniel from http://warisimmoral.com

Burt Rutan's private space flight venture
http://www.scaled.com/
http://www.space.com/missionlaunches/xprize_success_040929.html http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LXNkUNP75-Q
http://www.space.com/missionlaunches/xprize_full_coverage.html http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nNocVYQzFts

Anger and Domination Systems by Marshall B. Rosenberg, Ph.D.
http://www.nwcompass.org/anger_and_domination.html
Win/win scenarios, based on nonviolent communication, enable us to meet in the field beyond right-doing and wrong-doing

Domination systems, such as modern education and the military--and governments in general--require:
1. Suppression of self
2. Moralistic judgments
3. Amtssprache (this expression was used by Nazi officials to describe a bureaucratic language that denies choice, with words like should, have to, ought)
4. The crucial concept of deserve

To ascribe an evil nature to children is the root of all evil
The entire "corrections system" designed by those in government is based on punishment and false penitence
Thus, the institutions of government and religion are inherently anti-self-esteem

Moralizing, judging, criticizing, accusing, and even diagnosing are all tragic expressions of unidentified feelings and unmet needs--which tend to ensure NOT getting one's own needs met
As biological and further as rational beings, we all have the same universal needs
http://www.cnvc.org/Training/needs-inventory

Humans' technological progress and increases in productivity are in spite of the debilitating meme of statism; without statism, we'd be FAR more advanced

Teaching that people are deserving of punishment assists in making violence against them enjoyable

A Film To End All Wars! part 1 of 15
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EFz069t7eOo
Punishment, particularly collective punishment, is part and parcel of war--total dehumanization of individuals
http://collateralmurder.com

Shame and guilt-tripping are not effective ways to promote authentic, intrinsically motivated, change in others

The Basics of Non Violent Communication 1.1 (highly recommended 3-4 hr workshop)
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=M-129JLTjkQ

Our emotions are part of an emotional motivation system alerting us to our needs
Our thinking in domination systems gives rise to anger against others and enemy imagery
It's important and healthy to consciously replace the phrase "I am angry because you/they..." with "I am angry because I am needing..."

National Opt Out Day (and perhaps protect yourself with leather undergarments;)
http://aynrkey.blogspot.com/2010/11/national-opt-out-day.html

bumper music "Domination" by Alizarin
http://www.alizarinmusic.com/

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Direct download: Episode_127_-_Domination_systems_anger_and_non-violent_communication.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 3:18pm EST

Nonviolent communication: a language of life By Marshall B. Rosenberg
http://books.google.com/books?id=nY4tDDO93E8C&printsec=frontcover&source=gbs_atb#v=onepage&q&f=false
http://www.amazon.com/Nonviolent-Communication-Language-Marshall-Rosenberg/dp/1892005034/

The Objectivist ethics of rational self-interest...
http://aynrandlexicon.com/lexicon/self-interest.html
http://aynrandlexicon.com/lexicon/values.html
http://aynrandlexicon.com/lexicon/virtue.html
http://aynrandlexicon.com/lexicon/self-esteem.html

Nonviolent communication upholds needs (or values) as universal; we all have the same needs
http://www.cnvc.org/Training/needs-inventory

Hosts Mike and Stephanie invited me as a guest on their podcast to discuss NVC
http://porctherapy.com/2010/11/08/porc-therapy-096-nonviolent-communication/

"Blame, insults, put-downs (critical remarks), labels, criticism,
comparisons, and diagnoses are all forms of judgment."..."When we judge, as a result, we increase defensiveness and resistance from others. If they do agree to act in harmony with our values because they concur with our analysis of their wrongness, they will likely do so out of fear, guilt, or shame." Marshall Rosenberg

The subtle violence of nonviolent language.
http://www.thefreelibrary.com/The+subtle+violence+of+nonviolent+language-a0152267677

The Basics of Non Violent Communication 1.1
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=M-129JLTjkQ
Marshall Rosenberg NVC Role Play
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Bydhuxilg_A&NR=1
Rosenberg on Nonviolent Communication ~ NVC
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SZ-fUVM4Dos

Secret of Childhood by Maria Montessori
http://www.amazon.com/Secret-Childhood-Maria-Montessori/dp/0345305833

Nonviolent Communication Part 2 Marshall Rosenberg
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XbgxFgAN7_w
rolplay1 nonviolent communication
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WPpQIkaH0Wo

Kelly Bryson, part 3 - nonviolence, revolution and a third way though conflict
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6IDvlwLXmRU
Kelly Bryson, part 4, Nonviolent Communication
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SICCWuunEvY
Kelly Bryson, part 5, Nonviolent Communication
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GDQ_rsCWO6o
Kelly Bryson, part 6, Nonviolent Communication
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=O6Ejfw0MI_s

Unconditional Parenting by Alfie Kohn
http://www.unconditionalparenting.com/up/

Compassionate Communication By Marshall Rosenberg
http://www.nwcompass.org/compassionate_communication.html

NVC never fails if you stay with the process...from a connection, creativity arises, and a synergistic solution will always present itself, without fail!

Feel free to contact me for a counseling session at wes@happinesscounseling.com

bumper music "Bring Me Back To Life" by Evanescence
http://www.evanescence.com/

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http://libertopia.org

www.startrekofgodsandmen.com/
http://www.silvercirclemovie.com/

Why People Believe Weird Things: Pseudoscience, Superstition, and Other Confusions of Our Time by Michael Shermer (Review)
http://www.skepdic.com/refuge/weird.html
Hyper-libertarian Facebook billionaire Peter Thiel's appalling plan to pay students to quit college by Jacob Weisberg
http://www.slate.com/id/2271265/

lots of confusion about this process...
http://aynrandlexicon.com/lexicon/sacrifice.html

hopeful activist movements - http://freekeene.com and http://freegrafton.com

It's important to question those who presume to care about you as they advocate statist coercion against you
Ostracism, Self-Trust and Happy Happy Joy Joy (rebuttal to shunning those who advocate statism)
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pV4z__2FcjM

TL guest Sharon Presley talks about Milgram experiments, demands of authority...her books on resisting authority
http://thinkingliberty.net/2010-08-10/

paper about Stanley Milgram's obedience experiments...
http://logicallearning.net/obedience.html
The Will to Resist: Soldiers Who Refuse to Fight in Iraq and Afghanistan
http://dahrjamailiraq.com/the-will-to-resist

Hunter-gatherer John Durant fights vegan Paul Kline for total green room supremacy. (03:00)
http://www.colbertnation.com/the-colbert-report-videos/265602/february-22-2010/exclusive---backstage-with-john-durant

Nonviolent Communication: A Language Of Life by Marshall Rosenberg
http://www.amazon.com/Nonviolent-Communication-Language-Marshall-Rosenberg/dp/1892005034
The Basics of Non Violent Communication 1.1 (3-4 hr workshop by Rosenberg)
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=M-129JLTjkQ

It's possible to use win/win strategies to get our needs met from those who've been advocating statism...
Freedom works for everybody (even those who are presently using force against others)

http://theamericandreamfilm.com/
2081 - http://www.finallyequal.com/

for health, fitness, and longevity, check out...
http://healthymindfitbody.com/podcast
http://itunes.apple.com/podcast/healthy-mind-fit-body-fitness/id332309038

2011 Liberty Getaway 5-day cruise to Bermuda - 5 night cruise on Royal Caribbean departing 11/05/2011 from Bayonne, NJ to Bermuda. Featuring special guest speakers: Stefan Molyneux, Wes Bertrand and Mark Edge.
http://www.btwcruises.com/rw/view/475
It's a participatory "unconference"! my tentative topic...
http://freedomcamp.wikispaces.com/Wes%27+topic

bumper music "Hope" by Temple 8
http://music.temple8.net/track/hope

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Direct download: Episode_125_-_Reflections_on_Libertopia.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 7:18am EST

[explicit] lyrics

Remember, Remember, Don’t Vote in November by Thomas L. Knapp
http://c4ss.org/content/4075

Under "Democracy" children get roped into a communistic system (statism), along with the rest of us

Libertarian Party: Worthless by Larken Rose
http://www.freedomsphoenix.com/Opinion/075264-2010-09-13-libertarian-party-worthless.htm
What happens when an "anarchist" runs for office? http://carroll4nh.com/
Political "parties" are designed to be "in power" and control people via statism
What evidence is there that people want governmental "services," give their involuntary nature? None
Rasmussen Poll: 23% Say U.S. Government Has the Consent of the Governed
http://www.rasmussenreports.com/public_content/politics/general_politics/july_2010/23_say_u_s_government_has_the_consent_of_the_governed

The Governator makes a final appearance on CLP...
http://reason.com/blog/2010/10/05/reasontv-arnolds-last-stand
The new bill changes marijuana possession of less than an ounce to an infraction
http://www.salem-news.com/articles/october012010/schwarzenegger-marijuana.php
Arnold Schwarzenegger Admits Smoking Weed With Tommy Chong
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kMnlUyATqXE
Arnold Schwazeneger smoking weed http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=91gl2d0yV5I

What happens when your belief conflicts with a newfound truth? How do you react? How you respond makes all the difference for your life
Speaking the truth to "power" doesn't even entail getting incarcerated; just living consciously and practicing self-assertiveness is necessary
Being disassociated from emotions is part of the process by which one compartmentalizes beliefs and behaviors
Introspection is key

In case you need some more reasons...
Don't Vote: 20 Practical Reasons by John Roscoe and Ned Roscoe
http://www.wendymcelroy.com/news.php?extend.3569

Feel free to email me at wes@happinesscounseling.com if you're interested in counseling sessions

bummer music "AEnima" by Tool
http://www.toolband.com/

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Direct download: Episode_124_-_Challenging_the_voting_meme_once_more.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 7:25pm EST

What are the prospects of complete liberty--in your lifetime?
Played clip of my hour-long call to Free Talk Live about non-voting
http://traffic.libsyn.com/ftl/FTL2010-09-28.mp3

This Free-Stater denounces Free Keene
http://nhpr.org/free-state-vs-free-keene
Is the political free stater message different than the Tea Party-ers'?
What will it take for individuals to stop complying, given the potent statist matrix of mass indoctrination coupled with mass fear?

Essentially, we need to come to terms with two classes in society: the productive class and the parasitical class (http://www.agorism.info/AgoristClassTheory.pdf)

http://freekeene.com/2010/08/11/city-council-drinking-game-video/
Drinking Game Involves Keene City Council
http://www.npr.org/templates/story/story.php?storyId=129077277
City council members are basically trying to find some semblance of identity through the political process, in spite of its rights-infringing nature
Reason Saves Cleveland With Drew Carey: How to Save the Mistake on the Lake and other Once Great U.S. Cities--The Complete Series http://reason.org/news/show/reason-saves-cleveland-complete-ser
New at Reason: Drew Carey and Nick Gillespie Clash with the Cleveland City Council
http://reason.com/blog/2010/09/08/new-at-reason-drew-carey-and-n

Running for office doesn't foster the adoption of the principle of freedom for individuals
Challenging so-called "authorities" need not entail getting arrested and imprisoned
The fear of challenging "authority" stems from bad parenting
The process of individuation is key...
Honoring the Self: Self-Esteem and Personal Transformation
http://www.nathanielbranden.com/catalog/product_info.php?cPath=21_23&products_id=43

The voting process allows for a psychological comfort zone to exist within the turmoil of the reality of people's statist enslavement; it can be perversely comforting to be a member of the tribe

Clearly, it's important to come to terms with one's own emotional psychology
Principles enable you to stay true to yourself and true to reality

A VERY IMPORTANT book I recently investigated, which I'll be exploring extensively in the future...
Nonviolent Communication: A Language of Life by Marshall Rosenberg
http://www.amazon.com/Nonviolent-Communication-Language-Marshall-Rosenberg/dp/1892005034/

No one can "represent" you in the political system
DEMOCRACY OF THE PEOPLE, BY THE POLITICIANS, FOR WHOM AGAIN? http://completeliberty.com/chapter2.php

bumper music "Freedom" by Rage Against The Machine
http://www.ratm.com/

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In this show, I comment on a clip from http://freetalklive.com, which involved the hosts discussing the nature of non-voting with a caller
http://traffic.libsyn.com/ftl/FTL2010-09-27.mp3 (clip starts at 14:15)

STR Non-Voting Archive
http://www.strike-the-root.com/vote.html

What evidence is there that anyone wants the "services" provided by those in government, since they are coercively imposed?

Even if you're an advocate of http://agorism.info, you still can't escape the statist economic matrix, a society in which most people abide by laws, regulations, taxes, and a fiat currency system, not to mention the "public school" system

Respect for individuals, in principle, can never be achieved via the coercive collectivistic organization of government; government violates individual rights by definition

"Public goods" arguments, being fallacious, are just excuses for statism and tyranny
http://www.vforvoluntary.com/wiki/PublicGoods
A Theory of the Theory of Public Goods by Randall G. Holcombe
http://mises.org/journals/rae/pdf/RAE10_1_1.pdf
Fallacies of the Public Goods Theory and the Production of Security by Hans-Hermann Hoppe
http://mises.org/journals/jls/9_1/9_1_2.pdf
Pareto Optimality, External Benefits and Public Goods: A Subjectivist Approach by Barry P. Brownstein
http://mises.org/journals/jls/4_1/4_1_6.pdf
Public Goods And Private Solutions In Maritime History by Larry J. Sechrest
http://mises.org/journals/qjae/pdf/qjae7_2_1.pdf
Public Spending and Public Goods by Thomas DiLorenzo
http://mises.org/media/1444 (includes mp3 audio)
http://www.thefreemanonline.org/departments/book-review-private-means-public-ends-voluntarism-vs-coercion-edited-by-j-wilson-mixon-jr/

Competition and Political Entrepreneurship: Austrian Insights into Public-Choice Theory by Thomas J. DiLorenzo
http://mises.org/journals/rae/pdf/RAE2_1_3.pdf

The political system won't conform to sound principles; you will have to compromise sound principles to conform to the political system
The Ethics Of Voting - Part 1 by George H. Smith
http://voluntaryist.com/articles/001a.php

Statist judges have no understanding of justice and objective law; rather, they violate them on a daily basis; therefore, being a "juror" for a statist judge does not accord with justice and objective law
http://marcstevens.net
Root-striking questions...
http://www.meetup.com/Complete-Liberty/messages/boards/thread/8208221

There is no such thing as a "liberty-minded principled candidate"; Ayn Rand grasped the essence of this, even though she forwarded the ethical and political contradiction of government
http://aynrandlexicon.com/lexicon/pragmatism.html
http://aynrandlexicon.com/lexicon/moral-practical_dichotomy.html
http://aynrandlexicon.com/lexicon/theory-practice_dichotomy.html

THE ANATOMY OF SLAVESPEAK by Frederick Mann
http://www.buildfreedom.com/tl/tl07a.shtml

Adam and Pete (of http://libertyontour.com) striking serious Libertarian roots on Declare Your Independence!
http://www.meetup.com/Complete-Liberty/messages/boards/thread/9803960

bumper music "Ballot Box" by Destroy Everything
http://destroyeverything.com/

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