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

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