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Ep27: Destructive Patterns

Destructive Patterns

Patterns For Success Or Ill Good intentions are not enough, yet all action begins with ideas.  The burden of sifting and sorting through the myriad stimuli bombarding us on a daily basis, preventing us from gaining clarity in our goals, could be the most significant challenge confronting us on the path to success. What is […]

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How to change your luck

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The Feeling Of Luck Why did Dirty Harry Callahan say to the criminal “You’ve got to ask yourself one question: Do I feel lucky?” Why is luck associated with feeling? Why not ask if someone they think they are lucky? If you change your feeling state will the propensity for luck also change? It has […]

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Ep26: Dual Path

Dual Path

Universal Principles On The Dual Path A violent encounter caught on film against a female police officer getting a gun stuck in her face reveals deep lessons for warrior-scholars on the dual path of intellectual and martial arts, looking to secure liberty.   Have you seen the recently released video footage, out of Lakemoor, Illinois, where […]

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Ep25: Grappling With Reality

grappling with reality

The Reality of The Times Criminal tragedies in the first minutes of the New Year 2019, reinforce the seriousness of conflict in the real world.  Securing life, liberty, and property requires training founded upon reality, where consequences matter not only for individuals but society as a whole. A culture that respects private property requires those […]

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Ep24: Counter Abstraction

Counter Abstraction

Corruption By Abstraction Ascribing human qualities to abstractions, like society and the resulting yet illogical social contract theory, opens the door to corruption and abuse.  Philosophers have tried, and failed, to justify political authority using abstraction for over 2,500 years.   It is thinking through abstraction that also subjugated humanity using the absurd ‘divine right of […]

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Ep23: Defend What?

Defend What?

Resourcing To Defend  How do We The People defend a free society or what the Constitution calls providing for the security of a free state? While slogans can be somewhat helpful as a rallying cry, creating a vision of a more secure and prosperous world requires more than mere mantras. It requires knowing what, exactly, […]

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Ep22: Awareness

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Avoid Danger, Promote Justice Awareness Creates Space Capturing events on video brings critical incidents into our awareness like never before.  We can learn from an unfortunate tragedy and incorporate lessons into our training, so as to recognize the warning signs earlier, and hopefully avoid a similar fate.  Having greater situational awareness, informed from the transferred […]

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Ep21: Real Progress

Real Progress

Of progress and its opposites Real progress comes through deliberate human action working with natural resources to produce life-enhancing goods. This requires a legal environment that protects private property, repels invasions, and values individual initiative. Samurai leader Hojo Tokimune defended Japan from the Mongol horde yet died tragically from tuberculosis. Okita Souji of the Shinsengumi […]

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