Radical Islam Doesn’t Scare Me

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“For God hath not given us the spirit of fear; but of power, and of love, and of a sound mind.” ~ II Timothy 1:7

New Yorker Charlie HebdoWhile this past week’s killings at Charlie Hebdo in Paris as well as the related atrocities are horrific crimes, they need to be treated as nothing more. Let us mourn the dead and pray for all affected. Let us punish the perpetrators severely. But let us not read too much into these events.

Radical Islam doesn’t scare me. It is not going to take over the world. It can’t possibly do so.

Islam is not a centralized religion. It has no pope or Vatican. Politically and…

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“Why Am I Being Arrested”?

Reblogged on The Theory of 3 Personality Types and commented: It took a number if officers to arrest this gentleman for no reason. While he continually asked why he was being arrested he couldn’t get a single answer. What cowards and what a waste of taxpayers money. No doubt they were needed elsewhere instead of harassing someone for apparently no reason.

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This example of police brutality took place at Brookdale Community College in Lincroft, N.J., just a few miles from where I grew up.

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9/11: Why I Don’t Buy the Official Story

Question Everything…

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“In war, the first casualty is the truth.”
Aeschylus, Greek dramatist, 525-456 B.C.

Where were you on the morning of September 11, 2001 when you heard The News?

I was finishing breakfast and listening to Peter Boyles on KHOW 630 in Denver.  I vividly remember him interrupting the conversation and saying something like “We have just received word that an airplane has crashed into one of the World Trade Center towers in New York.”

I turned on the TV set and saw a massive cloud of black smoke emanating from near the top of the first tower. And then – WHAM! – the second tower was hit. I couldn’t pull myself away…

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First, They Came for the Pit Bulls…

Breed Specific Legislation is happening all across the country. Targeted dogs included American Pit Bull Terrier, American Staffordshire Terrier, “or a dog that is a mix of the two breeds.” (http://stopbsl.org/)

Please share this link http://julieborowski.wordpress.com/2014/02/20/first-they-came-for-the-pit-bulls/ to raise awareness to stop BSL.

My favorite thing in the entire world is dogs. That’s why I deeply care about stopping Breed Specific Legislation (BSL). BSL restricts or bans certain types or breeds of dogs, most often pit bulls. I’ve been following the issue for quite a while but I haven’t seen it talked about within libertarian circles. So, I decided to make a video to hopefully spread awareness.

(Here’s a link to adopt Leah– the girl at the end of video: http://www.bullypaws.org/animals/detail?AnimalID=6109859)

I was thrilled to see comments from people who were not previously aware of BSL. It’s a liberty issue and a great way to reach animal lovers. There is already an active community against BSL. These people don’t like the government telling them what kind of dog they can or cannot have.

The argument against BSL is very similar to the argument against gun control. Pit bulls are the AR-15s of…

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Obamacare Wrecked My Business. But I Am Not Blaming Obama.

Is Obama the problem or the sympton?

A truly enlightening (as always) look at how the American public holds the key for change.

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obama loss of freedomPlease don’t feel sorry for me, but Obamacare has wrecked my business. Not entirely, mind you. I am still licensed to sell medical insurance, and I will keep that license and service my current clients. However, there is very little financial incentive for me to actively solicit new business in 2014.

I am on to better things, though. I have come across two very exciting opportunities elsewhere in the insurance industry and am actively pursuing them. (I wish I had found them sooner.) I can provide pretty much any form of insurance except disability and bail bonds.

It is so easy to sit on Facebook…

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2012 in review

The WordPress.com stats helper monkeys prepared a 2012 annual report for this blog.

Here’s an excerpt:

600 people reached the top of Mt. Everest in 2012. This blog got about 2,400 views in 2012. If every person who reached the top of Mt. Everest viewed this blog, it would have taken 4 years to get that many views.

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The Aftermath of the 4th of July


OK folks… the 4th of July has come to an end. The fireworks have quieted down. Well maybe. I’m sure some of you are still being annoyed by the guys down the street who decided that one night wasn’t enough.

Anyway, here are a few things you may have noticed:

-Eating and drinking to excess

-Minimal clothing

-Outdoor sports activities including chasing frisbees, being dragged behind a boat

-The use of explosive devices that were it December instead of July, a visit from Homeland Security would be the immediate result

-Atomic grills being lit

-Possible pyromaniacs

Yes? You did? What? You were scared??!! Oh come on…

They were scotts! Nothing to worry about there (as long as you weren’t standing too close to the grill or launch area). You see, the 4th of July is one of the most celebrated holidays by scotts. You know, those wacky, fun-loving ones who never slow down. The ones you can’t not notice. No sparklers for these guys. Hell no. Rocket launchers, Roman Candles… the bigger the better. These would be in the arsenal of scotts on the 4th of July. Oh yeah, ground spinners too. They just love to watch other people trying to run away from them and have been known to create a contest complete with boundaries. Run out-of-bounds and you lose. So who are the last ones running in-bounds? SCOTTS!!!!

So there you have it. The scotts on the 4th of July. They’re sound asleep now after a non-stop action-packed 24 hours. But not for long…

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Persuasive Communication: How to get what you want

“You need to accept that other people see the world differently from you. When you accept that, you will be ready to see it ‘through their eyes’ and get your message across more effectively.”*

Sounds like it came straight from the Wakefield Doctrine. In fact, the Doctrine is predicated on perception. The perception of three different personality types and how they each view the world in one of three distinct and characteristic ways. Once you have grasped these three different views of reality (piece of cake… check out this, this and this) not only will you be able to see the world through their eyes, but even be able to predict their behavior in any given situation.

This lends itself exceptionally well when it comes to persuading others to get the result that you want from them for your benefit. Sounds selfish and underminding. I know. But let’s see a raise of hands of who would relish the ability to do this. That’s what I thought. Whether it be negotiating a business contract, trying to establish a repertoire with someone or positively influencing a relationship I’d be willing to bet that you will get your way 99.9% of the time. Seriously! Here’s the deal:

1. Look at the situation through your eyes. This would be normal for you.

2. Look at the situation through their eyes. Imagine you are the other person to see and feel as they would about themselves. Look at yourself as the other person would see you.

3. Listen to yourself and the other person talking to one another.

Simply put, with the understanding of the three types, you have a lot more information about the other person’s perspective just from understanding their perception of any situation. This, in turn, gives you the most effective way to get what you want from the other person without them even being aware of the fact that you know more about them than they know themselves. Powerful stuff. The Doctrine will enable you to positively influence your relationships with others. And in doing so, you will be able to use this influence to your advantage. It is important to note that the intention of having this understanding of others is not meant to be used in a derogatory manner. So go try it. Have fun with it. I guarantee that in no time you’ll be saying to yourself “Wow! This is great! Now I can finally understand why people behave the way they do. I could’ve really used this a long time ago.” Well now you have it and now you can.

Hey look! A scott with a ball in his mouth! Mission accomplished.

*Robert Greenshields, Mind Power Marketing

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Through the Lens of clarks, scotts and rogers

As you may have noticed, my posts are not written on a regular basis. I attribute this to being a scott. You know, the one chasing shiny things. Easily distracted. Funny as hell. The “life of the party.”*

That being said, as I sit here I am unable to come up with anything scintillating for a post. So, today’s post is taken directly from The Wakefield Doctrine (the theory of clarks, scotts and rogers). It consists of real-life personal experiences from each of the 3 types and will give you a better insight and understanding of each type. Rather amusing actually. What way could be cooler to see how clarks, scotts and rogers think than to actually see the world/experiences through their eyes? So click on the link above and enjoy!

Oh yeah, don’t forget to come back here and let me know, just from reading these experiences, which type you related to the closest. And any other remarks like, “Wow, now I get why (fill in the blank) can be so (fill in the blank)!”

*the life of the party, the scott, is not being entertaining because he/she likes you or your dress, the scott is simply establishing where the other scotts are, who is dominant and where the prey-type personality people are in the setting. (excerpt from the “Scotts” page of the Doctrine)

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Beyond the Comfort Zone  (clairpeek.wordpress.com)

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Understanding the Perceptions of Others

Have you ever caught yourself trying to change someone else’s opinion? Tell them they’d be “…better off if only…”? How many times have you disagreed with someone’s outlook or situation to the point of not even “hearing” them anymore?

Every person has his/her own perception of reality. Understanding these perceptions is instrumental in order to avoid being judgemental. In relationships, whether it be husband and wife, brother and sister, a friend, a co-worker, any type of relationship, tension is created when we don’t understand the perception of the other person.

Perception is the key component to the Wakefield Doctrine (the theory of clarks, scotts and rogers). It enables us to avoid most confrontation. After all, if we are judging other people then aren’t we essentially judging ourselves without even thinking about it? This does not mean that we have to agree to everyone’s opinions. But rather we can avoid getting overly-emotional to the point of becoming judgemental. In other words, when we understand that a person is a clark, a scott or a roger (or type a, b and c as the “professionals” would have you say) we understand their perception of reality. This is the most reliable and useful tool when it comes to understanding other people and where they are coming from.

You hear me refer to these 3 types in just about all of my posts. There is a reason for that. If you want to be able to go through life in a manner that it is almost conflict-free in any situation then it is imperative that you understand these 3 perceptions. I can guarantee you that the Wakefield Doctrine will give you the answer to your questions regarding other’s behavior (“Why is he/she acting like that and saying those things?” or “Why does she always have to be the center of attention?”). You will find yourself more willing to listen and actually “hear” what the other person is saying because you will know how they think. Once you understand the world that the other person is experiencing, you are then in a position to communicate effectively. Put another way, imagine that you were fluent in all languages. You then try to communicate with someone over a closed circuit TV, with the sound off. (You also have the ability to read lips). Until you know the language the other person is using to communicate, you will not be able to understand them or be understood….no matter what, no matter how hard you try or how smart you may be. And the added stress when it comes to relationships? Finally the relief from the frustration that you’ve been experiencing is here.

So go to the Doctrine and read up on the three types. It will be quite revealing. You will then know why a person acts the way they do and says the things they say. The lines to effective communication will be opened. And the tension (which leads to chaos) that you have been experiencing will no longer take hold of you.

Related Articles:

Beyond the Comfort Zone  (clairpeek.wordpress.com)

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