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March 27th, 2017
Russell Brand Tears Journalist Apart
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Manwhore

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Cool post noko.
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#12

read some tolle bro

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lol "Russell Brand Tears Journalist Apart" they seem to have misspelled "Russell Brand Exasperates Journalist".

He's great with words but has no clue about politics and has no solutions or insight.
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Jeremy Paxman isn't just 'some journalist'.I don't see how he was 'torn apart' either. 
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I liked it mainly cus of his frame control and unreactivity and also his words lol. I could watch the guy for hours (no homo).  Also where can one learn about good sources of politics? Other than hearing the news and my friends ramble on about how things are unfair. Any good forums that are similar to RSD or any great books on the topic?
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Taoist Manipulator

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frame control, yes. his politics? noone of my personal favorites for frame control is David Cameron, LOL.
 about politics. you're gonna open a can of worms here. for politics, I say mises.org and lewrockwell.comLibertarian political theory, and Austrian economicsmy exposure to their ideas made me become receptive of the ideas from the Pick Up Community.Other people from opposing point of view will say these are rubbish, so treat this with a grain of salt.If you want a primer, try Robert Murphy's Lessons for the Young Economist. It's Creative Commons book, so it's not illegal to download here:http://mises.org/books/lessons_for_the_young_economist_murphy.pdf
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I liked it mainly cus of his frame control and unreactivity and also his words lol. I could watch the guy for hours (no homo).  Also where can one learn about good sources of politics? Any good forums that are similar to RSD or any great books on the topic? 
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Who is John Galt?
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#17

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Tyler wrote:
(...)I wonder if he could've done a better job of explaining to Russell where the flaws in his understandings were, but he may have felt it wouldn't have been effective.Interestingly I'm concerned with the exact same problems as Russell.  I hate the destruction of the environment and the gap in wealth, but I believe it will be solved in different ways than massive wealth redistribution -- rather it should be focused on putting the education and infrastructure in place that maximizes people's chances of being self reliant.
Tyler wrote:
Sadly it's like watching history repeat itself:  someone grows up poor and seeing all the exploitation, believes the solution is some form of communism.
I'm also interested in those issues and the funny thing is I don't really see a contradiction between Russel Brand's ideas and the way Tyler sees these things. I do definitely not think communism is a good solution. And I also don't really understand Russel Brand to mean it that way (where does he mention communism?). This is what's the interesting part in this video FOR ME. He is hardcore critical on the actual political system but at the same time doesn't offer an alternative. Simply offering more transparency, seriously improving the educational system and creating infrastracture (as in healthcare, protection for workers etc) should do the trick. I really don't know too much about the american system but these few "tricks" seem to work quite well in some northern european countries (Norway, Finland...). In contrast pure capitalism with huge influence of multinational companies over governments doesn't seem to work that well (at least when you consider issues that are counter-productive in capitalism, such as environmental protection, healthcare etc...).
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Taoist Manipulator wrote:
frame control, yes. his politics? noone of my personal favorites for frame control is David Cameron, LOL.
 Thank you my man!  Politics has never been my forte. Funnily enough, as I became more independant through game I started to find stuff like world history, sociology, economics, how people should treat each other, why the way the world is how it is, how it could be better and this stuff REALLY interesting but I never got around to reading on it because my focus wasnt there. 
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read some tolle bro

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Macavity wrote:
I liked it mainly cus of his frame control and unreactivity and also his words lol. I could watch the guy for hours (no homo).  Also where can one learn about good sources of politics? Other than hearing the news and my friends ramble on about how things are unfair. Any good forums that are similar to RSD or any great books on the topic?


Not a simple thing to answer.

Read widely with a focus on the fields of economics, psychology and history. To quote the great Charles Munger “In my whole life, I have known no wise people who didn't read all the time -- none, zero. You'd be amazed at how much Warren(Buffett) reads -- at how much I read. My children laugh at me. They think I'm a book with a couple of legs sticking out".”

If you want to really understand politics getting joining a party and getting involved and trying to accomplish things will teach you heaps about the process and why things are the way they are.
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why does everyone think russell brand 'tears these people apart'? It's such a sad mindset to think this guy is frame battling people in these debates. In regards to Tyler's latest video, Brand is both light hearted and deadly seriously about what he is saying. He knows it's pointless, he has fun talking his ass off and hearing himself speak whether it's flirting or engaging in a profound debate. Has anyone noticed that his behaviour is exactly the same whether it's a guy or girl he's speaking to? This is the definition of gaming yourself. he doesn't intend to anyone. stop thinking this way - he's awesome because he makes everyone feel good about themselves even when he's disagreeing with them. Think on that for a minute.
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