Complete Liberty Podcast
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

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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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!)
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http://freedomcamp.wikispaces.com/

bumper music "The Journey" by Lagoona
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Direct download: Episode_138_-_Unconditional_parenting_part_two.mp3
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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!)
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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)
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http://freedomcamp.wikispaces.com/

bumper music "Cops And Criminals" by Pleasure Club
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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)
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bumper music "World In My Eyes" by Depeche Mode
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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
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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