Free Podcast Transcriptions for Newsletter Subscribers

I’ve been getting the podcasts transcribed. Most of them are in. I could sell the transcripts, and maybe I will.

In the meantime, I’m going to start sending some out to newsletter subscribers. (Enter your email address below to subscribe for free.)

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Newsletters and lists get a bad name. Let’s talk about that.

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I use Mail Chimp rather than aWeber or some other spam software, and Mail Chimp won’t even send out affiliate promotions.

I use the newsletter to let you know when new posts are available (although I don’t send a newsletter out each time a new post is up).

I use the newsletter to solicit your input, which is why the 20 Rules for Your 20s series has been such a success. In fact, the widely read 47 Life Tips from an Afghanistan Vet and Airborne Infantry Soldier was a response to my newsletter. Yep, I didn’t edit it or anything. That was just an amazing piece by a subscriber who wanted to give  back. (The same was true of these 15 Tips.)

The newsletter data is helping me write the book. I A/B test everything. This gives me a statistical, data-driven basis to know what people want to see.

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Newsletter Exclusive: State Control Podcast and eBook

When I said that newsletter subscribers would receive access to exclusive content, I meant it. It took me a while to figure out this mailing list stuff, but I’ve gotten a handle on it and I intend to honor my promise in a very big way.

I just finished what is my best podcast. UPDATE: I also had the podcast transcribed into a short eBook.

Both will go out on April 7 at 9 a.m. PST.

This podcast covers something near and dear to my heart – state control. The podcast talks about state, what state is, and how to change your state. It also teaches you how to kill the super ego, that is, to shut off those hateful and negative voices that have infiltrated your mind. There’s even some discussion of how state control can increase your charisma.

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Podcast on state control

As a token of my appreciation to newsletter subscribers, this will go out exclusively to them and not appear as a post on Danger & Play.

Basically, if you sign up for the newsletter by Monday morning at  8:59 a.m. PST (when the newsletter will go out), you’ll get a link to the podcast. The podcast will not be made publicly available. I’ll hide the file on a separate page and newsletter subscribers will get a link.

To get the exclusive podcast:

1. If you’re already on the list, open your email from me and click on the link. It’s that simple. If you haven’t gotten an email from me but you’re on the list, check your spam folder and add me to your email address book so you don’t miss out. (In Gmail my newsletter sometimes end up in the Promotions tab, even though I’m not selling anything. Check that, too.)

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(The email form asks for your full name but you don’t have to do that if you don’t want to. All you need to do it put your email in the box and click “Subscribe to list.”

“What’s up with this deadline? It seems arbitrary and unfair.”

I’m not imposing a deadline to create scarcity. I am creating a deadline because I am technologically challenged.

There is a way to have this podcast go out automatically once someone subscribes. We’ve all seen them: “Join our newsletter to receive this free ebook.” Then you join the list and get the ebook.

Guess what, I have no idea how to do that. I’m not an Internet Marketer and don’t ever want to be.

I’m a guy who produces original content to help you become the man you’ve always wanted to be.

My focus is on writing and podcasting and not on learning how to use Infusionsoft or whatever the latest marketing software is.

So I’m not creating a deadline for the sake of creating a deadline.

Why have an email list in the first place?

The newsletter isn’t to spam people. The newsletter lets me get a sense of the size of my audience and learn what posts people are interested in reading. (If no one clicks on the link in the newsletter, then obviously that post was a dud.)

In other words, it helps me give you more of what you want.

Also, when I drop the book I will of course send out an email blast.

That’s all. Join the newsletter if you want the podcast. If you don’t, no hard feelings.

Besides, you still have access to these 11 podcasts (and counting). Maybe that’s enough for you.

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What I’ve Learned from Normal People

Most of my life is based on avoiding normal people. Recently I entered the belly of the beast as a favor to a friend. After a few weeks of being around normals, I told my friend to never ask such a thing of me again or else we’d be done. I did, however, learn a few things about normal people.

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1. Normal people lack state control.

When normal people are in a “bad mood,” they’ll say, “Don’t talk to me! I’m in a bad mood!” They simply won’t make room for the possibility that a mood is really just a state, and that we can change our states at will.

If something bad happens to a normal person, his whole day is ruined. Just ruined! Life is over!

This is due to a normal person’s weak nature. “The strong do what they will and the weak suffer what they must.”

Like all other human beings, I sometimes find myself in a “funk” or a “bad mood.” I do not passively accept that mood or allow it to rule me. I will myself into feeling better, more stronger, more invincible.

2. Normal people love wasting your time with questions.

If a normal person sees you with a green juice, they’ll ask you 10,000 questions. Answering their questions is a waste of time because they aren’t going to take action.

They aren’t actually curious or genuinely interested in your novel approach to life. They are just bored and unable to occupy themselves with their own thoughts.

Rather than watch television, they want you to give them attention and waste your time on them. Unless they are paying you, do not talk to normal people unless you view yourself as the intellectual equivalent of the Idiot Box.

3. Normal people are passive aggressive and try destroying your momentum.

This relates to point 2. When a normal person asks a question, they aren’t really asking questions. They are making points in a passive aggressive way.

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“You’re green juicing? Where will you get your protein,” some idiot asks. That really isn’t a question now, is it? It’s an assertion: “You’re not getting enough protein.” Do I look protein deprived to you? Why are you talking to me about protein when your body is a tub of lard?

3a. Normal people are cowards.

When a normal person pesters you with questions, watch what happens to them when you say, “What is your point? What are you really trying to say?”

They’ll backtrack and say, “Well, I wasn’t saying anything! I was just asking questions! Why are you getting so defensive?!”

When I ask someone a question, it’s because I want to hear his answer. If I want to start an argument, I’ll make my points. When you are dealing with a man rather than a normal, you don’t need to guess or wonder, “What is he getting at?”

4. Normal people know it all.

Normal people know that Testosterone Replacement Therapy is unhealthy. They know that anabolic steroids will kill you. They know that green juicing is unhealthy. They know that pro athletes aren’t on performance enhancing drugs.

Talk to a normal person, and you will talk to someone who knows everything about everything.

5. Normal people are sheep.

Points 4 and 5 present an interesting contradiction amongst normals. They know it all but at the same time won’t believe anything unless an authority figure spoon feeds it to them.

How many people out there self-administer TRT or HGH? They simply cannot do anything unless given permission by a doctor or unless the television tells them it’s OK.

6. Normal people are a waste of your time.

Rationality does not work on these people. You can share facts and knowledge until you are blue in the face. Because they are sheep who know everything already, nothing you say will matter.

Normal people will not change unless the tee-vee tells them to. Do not waste your time on them. If your family is made up of normal people, avoid them as often as possible. (Or cut them out entirely, if need be.)

7. Normal people are easy to (legally) rip off.

You can make a lot of money selling get rich quick schemes to them. Look at some pictures of Internet Marketing seminars and you’ll see a lot of people getting fleeced. You can also make a lot of money selling people on “six packs in six minutes” products.

I personally don’t rip people off and would rather only sell my products and services to serious men on the quest from average to alpha. Dealing with normals makes me sick to my stomach, filthy, and in need of a cold shower.

If dealing with normal people doesn’t gross you out, however, know that there is a lot of money in scamming them. Most of the scams are even legal.

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What have you learned from normal people?

Post your comments below!

How to Survive a Street Fight: Part 2

In Part 1 of our How to Survive a Street Fight Series, we laid down some practical rules to follow on “the street.” In Part 2 we’re going to look at some YouTube videos to see where guys followed those rules and where they broke them.

Let’s look at a recent video where two white liberal beta males failed to follow the rules of the street.

Six thugs beat up two hippies in downtown Austin, TX

Let’s look at Rule 1: “Do not fight unless your life or health is at risk.” Is the guy’s life at risk? You bet your ass.

Whenever multiple attackers are involved, your life is at risk. A one-on-one fight is a fair fight. It’s how men of honor fight.

When two men approach you, they have said they do not have honor and they have no respect for civilization or the social contract. They are not men. They are hyenas.  They deserve to be shot like the filthy animals they are.

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When your life is at risk, you must proceed with extreme violence (Rule 2) and then get the Hell out of there as soon as it’s over (Rule 3).

Even though there are 6 thugs in the group and only 2 hippies, the hippies could have won had they attacked first.

Look at the Group Dynamics.

Look at how spread out the six thugs in the video are. They are in a single file line and some of them even have their hands in their pockets. They are not Spartans arranged in a disciplined, well ordered formation. They have no group cohesion or unity. They are six individuals rather than one team. Use this to your advantage.


If you’ve ever watched a boxing match, you’ve heard about fighters “finding their rhythm.” The same is true of groups.  A group, if given enough time, will find its rhythm. Do not let this happen. Attack before they find their base.

Smash the Alpha of the Group

The alpha of the group is the one who is in your face. The others who are talking shit and egging him on aren’t alphas. They are hecklers.

Remember your Bible classes? “Strike the shepherd, and the sheep will scatter.” That is also Rule 42 of the 48 Laws of Power:

Law 42 Strike the Shepherd and the Sheep will Scatter
Trouble can often be traced to a single strong individual – the stirrer, the arrogant underling, the poisoned of goodwill. If you allow such people room to operate, others will succumb to their influence. Do not wait for the troubles they cause to multiply, do not try to negotiate with them – they are irredeemable. Neutralize their influence by isolating or banishing them.”

The alpha of the group is the shepherd. Smash his face in and the other guys are neutralized.

Watch what happens in the video. Rather than strike the shepherd, the white hippies try talking their way out of the situation. Because they do not proceed with extreme violence, they get smashed.

Learn from those disgusting hippies. The streets are not the place to talk or chat or make friends. When thugs approach you, they aren’t trying to be pals. They are trying to hurt you.

Strike them first. Strike them hard. Violence of action.

Now let’s watch a video where the rules of the street are followed.

Boxer v. Two Men.

Here, as with 6 Thugs v. 2 Hippies, we have multiple attackers. This is not going to end well for the boxer unless he strikes first.

The boxer proceeds with extreme violence (Rule 2). He then leaves the situation (Rule 3).

The only thing the boxer did wrong was not following “Pride Rules” by stomping the guys’ heads in while they were down. This allowed the two men to regroup. What if one of the men had a knife? Now the boxer has lost his offensive advantage and is at the mercy of two petty criminals who have nothing better to do with their day than smoke cigarettes and hit women.

Maybe the boxer will get stabbed. Maybe he’ll bleed out on the sidewalk while the two men rape his girlfriend. He left his life in the hands of two criminals. That was a potentially fatal mistake.

Do not do this. When you attack, be ruthless. Take your life in your own hands. Do not allow the person who initiated the attack to decide if you will live or die. Take him out of the fight before you leave.

If two men attack you, you can legally do whatever you want to them. You can almost kill them. Soccer kick them in the head. Remember, they are the ones who dictated the appropriate use of force. When two men attack you, they are telling you they have no honor and are scum. Show them no mercy. Hurt them. Maim them. Cripple them.

Pride Rules!

Rule 0 of Street Fighting.

In my 3 Rules of Street Fighting Post, I omitted the most important rule. “To win without fighting is best.” (Sun Tzu, The Art of War.) Get big and you’ll find that people are much less interested in fighting you.

You should also avoid negative situations. Leaving the bars early is an easy way to avoid a street fight. If I’m out with friends, I leave before last call. At last call the streets fill with drunk losers who have no game and who lack the self-discipline to not get piss drunk.

In sum, don’t fight. It’s not worth the risk. If your life is truly in danger, then smash the people in the face with violence of action and get out.

Comments? Questions? Post them below. 

Should We All Be Eating Beef Liver?

If you want to put on muscle, you worry about two nutrients. You make sure you’re getting a lot of protein and you take your essential fatty acids like Udo’s oil and fish oil. Most guys who want to gain muscle don’t think of anything else.

About 2 years ago I watched this fascinating video on nutrition and then bought the book: Minding My Mitochondria 2nd Edition: How I overcame secondary progressive multiple sclerosis (MS) and got out of my wheelchair.

(I realize a woman is speaking in this video. Who says we are not inclusive?)

The speaker is big on beef liver and in her book she suggests we all eat it once a week.

Now the editor-in-chief of T-Mag, TC Luoma, has joined the party:

Look at this comparison between the Vitamin C content of 100 grams of apple, 100 grams of carrots, 100 grams of red meat, and 100 grams of beef liver.

The apple has 7.0 grams of Vitamin C, the carrots have 6.0 grams, the red meat has 0 grams, and the beef liver has 27.0 grams.

Let’s do the same thing with Vitamin B12.

The apple has no measurable B12 and neither do the carrots. The red meat has 1.84 mcg., but the beef liver has 111.3 mcg.

It’s no contest.

And it’s not much different when you look at other nutrients like phosphorus, magnesium, potassium, iron, zinc, copper, Vitamins A, D, and E, thiamin, riboflavin, pantothenic acid, folic acid, biotin, and Vitamin B6 – beef liver beats them all almost every time.

(Victor Pride at Bold & Determined is also big on beef liver. I’ll write more in my forthcoming review of his book, Body of a Spartan.)

A cow’s liver, just like your own liver, detoxifies the cow’s body. This means you want to eat the highest quality beef liver available. Ideally you’d eat grass-fed beef liver.

Beef Liver organic

You can also order liver pills:

Liver doesn’t taste nearly as bad as you’d think. Pan fry it coconut, add some some onions, and enjoy. Eat liver once a week. Or pop some liver pills.

Either way, organ meat should become part of your diet.

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