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WARNING: THIS VIDEO IS FOR EDUCATIONAL PURPOSES ONLY. IMPROPER APPLICATION OF THESE IDEAS CAN LEAD TO SERIOUSLY BAD RESULTS!

Hey there, it's Todd.

In this article you will learn how and when to stand up for yourself with girls, and in life. I’ll take you on series of adventures with girls, police, and the IRS and explain just how you can get away with pushing social limits, for education and advantage… and when it’s time to play it safe.

Before we got on to that topic though, I’d like to give another loving shout out to Sydney Australia, where I have been for the past week. It’s on to Singapore next, but this Australian adventure has been eye-opening to say the least. It is amazing how much subtle differences between countries can affect the day-to-day lives of the countries’ residents.

It’s truly amazing how a subtle difference in the interpretation of a law, or a change in the minimum wage, can have far-reaching effects that ripple outward into other areas of life. I think the same is true when it comes to people and their individual philosophies. A subtle shift of a few beliefs or ideas can have a truly profound effect on one’s life. That’s why I find being a bootcamp instructor so rewarding.

Anyway, the reason I was in Sydney this week and weekend was for Australia day and regional conference… as well as bootcamp. All of the programs were fun and successful and I really enjoyed meeting the people who were able to come out for them. I’m really starting to enjoy the regional conferences as I am becoming more comfortable as a presenter!

I’m assuming most of you don’t know what the regional conferences are exactly, but the cliffnotes would be that it’s a hotseat style program, but with in person field missions and personal debriefs as a bonus.

For more information on Regional Conferences and Inner Circle, check out the following links:

www.rsdinnercircle.com
and
www.realsocialdynamics.com/schedule.asp


And have a look below at where I'll be next...

BootcampFebruary 1-3, 2013: Singapore
FreeTourFebruary 14, 2013: New Orleans, USA (7pm-9pm)
BootcampFebruary 8-10, 2013: New York, New York, USA
BootcampFebruary 22-24, 2013: New York, New York, USA
BootcampMarch 1-3, 2013: Washington DC, USA
FreeTourMarch 3, 2013: Washington DC, USA (8pm-10pm)
BootcampMarch 8-10, 2013: Nashville, Tennessee, USA
BootcampMarch 22-24, 2013: New York, New York, USA
FreeTourMarch 28, 2013: Austin, Texas, USA (8pm-10pm)
BootcampMarch 29-31, 2013: Austin, Texas, USA
BootcampApril 5-7, 2013: Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA
BootcampApril 12-14, 2013: Boston, Massachusetts, USA
FreeTourApril 25, 2013: Amsterdam, Netherlands (7pm-9pm)
BootcampApril 25-27, 2013: Amsterdam, Netherlands
BootcampMay 23-25, 2013: London, United Kingdom
FreeTourMay 23, 2013: London, United Kingdom (7pm-9pm)
BootcampJune 27-29, 2013: Montreal, Canada
FreeTourJune 27, 2013: Montreal, Canada (7pm-9pm)
FreeTourJuly 3, 2013: Boston, USA (7pm-9pm)
BootcampJuly 4-6, 2013: Pamplona, Spain
BootcampAugust 1-3, 2013: Las Vegas, Nevada, USA
FreeTourAugust 1, 2013: Las Vegas, Nevada, USA (7pm-9pm)
BootcampSeptember 5-7, 2013: New York, New York, USA
FreeTourSeptember 5, 2013: New York, USA (7pm-9pm)
BootcampSeptember 19-21, 2013: Austin, Texas, USA
FreeTourOctober 3, 2013: Munich, Germany (7pm-9pm)
BootcampOctober 3-5, 2013: Munich, Germany
BootcampNovember 14-16, 2013: Koh Phangan, Thailand
FreeTourNovember 14, 2013: Los Angeles, California, USA (7pm-9pm)
BootcampDecember 26-28, 2013: Cape Town, South Africa

FreeTourDecember 26, 2013: Chicago, Illinois, USA (7pm-9pm)

One other administrative note, to clear up any confusion:

YOU CAN PARTICIPATE IN INNER CIRCLE DINNER EVENTS AND MEET WIGMEN IN YOUR AREA -- FOR FREE. There has been some confusion on this matter so I want to clarify. The videos and instructor education through Inner Circle is a paid product, but the groups themselves are 100% free to anyone who wants to come. So take advantage of this amazing resource!

http://bit.ly/RSDInnerCircleCityList

More information about inner circle is available at www.rsdinnercircle.com


Ok. On to the video.

Firstly, I want to make it very clear that this video is not something that should be applied lightly and with a cavalier attitude. Misapplying the ideas in this video could lead to serious consequences involving your safety, freedom, or criminal record. So PLEASE take this video as EDUCATIONAL and EXPLORATORY, and above all…**Think for yourself**

Ok… so here’s the video.



I hope you enjoyed that and I hope you found my black eye sexy. The concept of this video is fairly simple. Don’t be blindly intimidated by authority. You have rights and recourses SOMETIMES and IF YOU’RE SMART you can get away with quite a bit. However, you should ONLY experiment and push limits when you know the situation is safe and you have a way out. Safety comes first! So I hope you enjoyed the video, but apply it wisely and responsibly please.

Before I sign off, I want to mention that if you want more unique thoughts and information I put out ideas and lines on both facebook and twitter daily:

facebook.com/rsdtodd
and
twitter.com/rsdtodd


Thanks again, and until next time,
-Todd

p.s. Check out www.rsdinnercircle.com for more info on the program and how to get ongoing lessons and support from RSD Instructors like myself.

p.p.s. To find FREE Inner Circle meetup groups in your city check out: http://bit.ly/RSDInnerCircleCityList
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#1

Adel69

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 great video
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Ozzie

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 great video. i did get punched once for a student too a long time ago. i got in the middle between the guy and the student. i was able to dodge the fist with my shoulder but i got knocked down. the guy ran afterwards. these days i make sure i approach tough situations with guys in front of me, not behind. 
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It happened to me also when I was rolling with my longboard skate on st. Petersburg, russia.. The local authority approached me i was innocently thinking that he would ask me were I did buy it like another guy like him did in tallin, estonia but I was mistaken.

He just lift his hand in a stop sign, there's NOBODY at the streets or where the pedestrians walks by, I explained this to him, but he kept saying no, at some point he tryed to explain but I notice that doesnt know how to do it in english, by saying "du-du-d... Just no!"

I said ok... And leave like stupid in that large place and far away to were I was going with my longboard in my hand.

Even knowing that theres no reason to that - no cars to hit me or people to me to hurt, it doesnt worth to me coz the russian authority doesnt know how to deal with it in english
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Kris-

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I had a situation this weekend where I needed to stand up for myself. Some dude pushed infront at the bar, so i threw him a side and said calmly "There's a queue buddy, and you're not at the front of it". Sometimes boundaries have to be made physically.

It's funny how when you someones ego and shake their reality how they will then want to be friends with you after lol.
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Todd

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Well, based on what I've heard about Russia, I wouldn't fuck around with the police there...  for what it's worth.  Which is a good example of why there are like 10 warnings on this video.
~cavalheiro wrote:
It happened to me also when I was rolling with my longboard skate on st. Petersburg, russia.. The local authority approached me i was innocently thinking that he would ask me were I did buy it like another guy like him did in tallin, estonia but I was mistaken.

He just lift his hand in a stop sign, there's NOBODY at the streets or where the pedestrians walks by, I explained this to him, but he kept saying no, at some point he tryed to explain but I notice that doesnt know how to do it in english, by saying "du-du-d... Just no!"

I said ok... And leave like stupid in that large place and far away to were I was going with my longboard in my hand.

Even knowing that theres no reason to that - no cars to hit me or people to me to hurt, it doesnt worth to me coz the russian authority doesnt know how to deal with it in english
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Ronn Paul

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 Great video Todd. This is why i started learning martial arts, so i could defend myself. I dont plan to fight anybody in the future, but if somebody attacks me, i sure know how to defend myself now. And its also great for your confidence, knowing how to avoid fights but still being able to defend yourself if someone hits you.

I havent been in a fight since elementary school, so i hope it wont happen again. But if it happens, im ready to stand up.
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besserwisser

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There's an easy way to deal with any sort of violence:

1. Someone wants to attack you.
2. You start screaming like a girl " Oh nooo, nohohohohoho, please noooo cry"
3. Result: No one would ever hit a lil like you.
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Tobias

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 Great video! Haha im glad i wont be seeing guys getting mauled by bouncers or cops in the next few weeks thanks to all those warnings. 

I just read the book "Arrest proof" written by an ex cop on how to protect yourself and know your rights. Good read. As far as dealing with drunken dumbasses in the club... I dont think theres a book for that yet. 
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This only applies to the very few people who go out sober.

Cops can breathalize you on the spot and charge you with public intox if you don't follow their commands even if you had done nothing wrong.

Example:  Was walking outside after the bar closed with some friends and some other random dudes walking in front of us. Cop car was parked observing the drunk people rolling out of bars.  One of the dudes in front of us pretended like he was going to fight his friend in a jokingly manner.  Immediatly the 2 cops jump out of the car and start asking for everyones id.  8 out of the 10 walking were not even involved.  But they requested id from everyone and checked people for warrents.  

I began standing up for my friend who was getting harassed.  Cop was asking him where he was going and arguing with my friend that the place was closed and continued harassing him asking him where he was going, saying things like "Do you want to go to jail?"  "whats the address?".  

I simply questioned the officer in a non agressive way "what did he do wrong?  why is he being harassed?"   

Cop says: "If you don't move along I will charge you with public intoxication"
 
End result: Our rights were taken away simply by having drank a few.  The charges might have been dropped but there is a greater chance you would end up being taken to jail and tossed in the sober tank if you didn't follow the polices orders.
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Sometimes being a pimp can be hard :P. nice vid :D

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Great video Todd thanks.You should talk about the subject of conducting yourself in "extreme" situations like this more, really interesting stuff.Last week i had an interesting experience in the club where i wondered what to do and later i realised i should've pushed the situation a bit more.
So at the end of the night (i am completely sober) i aproach 2 girls siting at the bar.They were closed off at first giving me the go away hand gesture but i was unfazed and continued.So they started to open towards me smiling, one of them told me her name and that it is nice to meet me bla bla i told her to turn to me when i am talking..because her hair goes into my mouth again laughs her friend laughed too.And all of a sudden the bartender girl (ugly,short,fat,short hair) brings them shots, so i see that they knew each other. We all loked at the bartender.So i guess because it was 1minute after i aproached them it was still a litle bit awkard for them and the bartender sensed that and became super aggressive towards me.  Shouting with super aggressive Breaking tonality:  GET  THE  FUCK  OUT  OF  HERE,  GO  AWAY etc.
At first i was unreactive but she was becoming more and more aggressive so after 30-40secs of shouting coming my way i took off. I am sure that i could've pushed more but when someone becomes aggressive with me its very hard to stay centered and react acordingly..
I wonder how i should've pushed it.. Maybe asking the girls if they want me to go away.Or send a flying kiss to the bartender smiling and keep talking to the girls, or just straight up ignoring her, or asking for the manager..
..Shortly after that, the girls were leaving and the ugly bartneder was escorting them, so i couldn't reaproach them, i bet they would've loved me if i did lol.
Here is a good resource for selfdefence psychology, how to not get punched etc nononsenseselfdefense.com/violence.htm
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#12

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 It's totally true, the subtle differences between countries actually affect the lives of people. When I was younger in South America, many guys used to go out with two mindsets, one pull a girl obviously, but otherwise get a fistfight with other guys, on the street or in the club. It's like you need to come away with some story to tell for the next few days, but in America is different, you never know when someone will pull a gun or you have big chances to get arrested, the better you know the environment the better decisions you can make. Thanks Todd!
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Mitizaro

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Well here in Bulgaria you can actually... get fucked up just for FUN, ahahhahah, AHAHAHAH!!! :d

We happen to already been in some fights. Even when not picking up. Wow.

So as i've said earlier -- i believe it's best to kinda do some investigation if you move to new arrea for the purpose of game.
Yeah. America is all equal almost in terms of goverment and police handling.
But in many other parts of this world - like our part of Europe, or like Africa (goddamiit!) or like maybe Greece? The calibration is different. If you ask the lame ass guys on the street you're probably not gonna find the info you look for.
It's the players, the sex addicts, the guys who actually MAKE IT WORK that know the do's and don'ts in their region.

So i'm really glad dat RSDN is here. I mean if i decide to travel one day i can literally contact the real G's from the forum (the ones that pull) and ask them a few simple stuff about the "scene" we'd hit.

GO, GO, POWER RANGERS!!!!! 
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#14
Maha

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 haha dude you got away lucky,

that's how my face looked like:

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Trig

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Good resource:  

www.flexyourrights.org/
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Diamondog

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Todd,

How did you know the guy would throw only one punch?  Doesn't throwing one punch mean that the fight is on?  Why didn't he throw multiple combinations to finish the fight, following up with knees and elbows, with the assumption that otherwise you'd be hitting back?  Did he think you'd be knocked down with one punch? (which is unlikely unless you walked into it with your hands down).  In krav maga, we practice combinations against focus mitts.  And then when we spar, we don't throw one strike and then stand in wonderment that we got one in.  A street fight is not measured in points.
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J0akes

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 Wait did you throw anything back at him? Cuz I wouldn't call one punch a fight. 

Good vid though, really tweaked my perception of things.
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MidnightRambler

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Great video Todd.

And I love the cameo by Tim...lmfao.

Yeah, you can stand up to AMOGs, girls, brothers, boyfriends, the police, bouncers...just don't mess with the IRS!! lol

MR
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 The first question you always need to ask when an authority figure tells you to do something is "why?". If the answer is "because I said so" then you have no obligation to do anything.
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 Todd, I really did like everything you said, it was very clear. Good words
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Ironic timing on this video because I had a guy refuse to shake my hand last night and was telling me that I needed to walk away.  I think he was mad at me because I talked to his girfriend.  Anyway, I told him that apparently his mama didn't raise him right and chastised him for being unfriendly.  I did eventually walk away becasue I didn't feel it was worth it to get into it with him.  Right move?
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Tobias wrote:
 Great video! Haha im glad i wont be seeing guys getting mauled by bouncers or cops in the next few weeks thanks to all those warnings. 

I just read the book "Arrest proof" written by an ex cop on how to protect yourself and know your rights. Good read. As far as dealing with drunken dumbasses in the club... I dont think theres a book for that yet. 


Actually there are several- one of my favorites is "meditations on violence" . Also Marc MacYoung's stuff. I can post more later when I get home
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Mesteño

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Lots of good advice here. Just to throw in my two cents, a strategy that's worked for me in the past has been to just stop talking altogether and walk off. Hardly ever will they try to physically stop you. If they do, you're in the clear (morally if not necessarily legally in every instance) to just go ahead and hit him first. May as well, since you're probably not getting out of there without something happening at that point. May as well seize the advantage.

(I am not a cop/lawyer/self-defense expert lol)
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Help, advice from instructors please Todd, jeffy etc.

Im from new zealand and recently escorted out of auckland city.

I had approached brazilian girl on a bridge it was short set opened well I got physical immediately grabed held her hand and talked to her, all good but blew myself out when I went make a joke but it came out stupid, so she walked off.
Few mins later same bridge I approached asian girl, opened well, went physical grabbed and held her hand and talked with her walking in the direction she was going.
We get to end of the bridge I see the brazilian girl who blew me off she see's me im smiling at this point I thought it was funny. She go's to the girl im with "EXCUSE ME, IS THIS GUY BOTHERING YOU!?  she was like "yeah" so brazilian girl go's to me "CAN YOU STOP HOLDING HER HAND!". The whole thing was abit to much for me, put me in my head so I walk off opposite direction.

About 10mins later im talking to new girl on side of the road when I see police on other side of road few min later they drive over to where I am with the girl wait for me stop talking to her.

It turns out the two girls had called the police, they must freaked out about situation talking to eachother after the fact.
I was told im not in trouble asked me if I was the guy, said they got call about guy holding girls hand and saying things inappropiate I agreed to the holding hands but not to the inappropiate things, the inapproiate thing was the joke that fell flat with brazilian girl where id said somthink about gene's.
I was asked if I think it weird to talk and hold girls hands? I said no. That was it there no more questions about phone call to them,
they then proceeded ask me for my details, why I was there, what was in my pockets, number plates of vehicle used to get auckland the name and number of person it belonged to, all this took 20mins after that I was driven  back to my car, when we get to my car they wanted see my driver licence and top it all off they took a picture of me, then escorted me out of the city following out to the highway

They only asked me once about incident the rest was question who I was etc, I was told from the beginning im not in trouble, after all that I was not arrested nor given a warning.

Stuffed me up for couple days.
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This article just made me paranoid and confused. 
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 very good
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#27

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 Reminded me of a story. I carry a Benchmade folding knife with me, not because I'm looking for trouble but because shit happens. I'm in Portland and a lot of the clubs here pat down. I go to Fez, there was a big line and I wasn't expecting a pat down, there was one, and the bouncer said I could leave the knife with him or I could take it back to my car. I didn't want to wait in line again so I left it with him.

End of the night, I leave the club, ask for the knife back, and then he says he can't give it back or give knives back to people leaving a club. That's some bullshit obviously since he shouldn't have taken it if that was the case. I ask again, look dude, I wouldn't have given it to you if I knew you guys were going to dispose of it. Now, another one of his bouncers comes along and gives the same story.

I say, "Alright look, I'm not trying to be a dick about it, but what can I do to get the knife back?" Similar response as before. I ask again, but switch the words up a little.

This goes on for like 10 minutes of me just repeating stuff like "look I understand your position, I realize this can be awkward for you, what can I do to get it back though?"...eventually one of them just goes FINE, goes back to his office or whatever, and hands the knife back to me.

Just more proof that everything in life is negotiable.
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#28

Jmate

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I feel your pain todd. Defending women from domestic violence ain't a walk in the park either. Man, what repressed emotions am I gonna have to work out after that, all my hard work reversed. At least my mum is safe from harm
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Waiting for Manwhore's response.
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Trig

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In regard to asserting your rights. Make a point to actually know your rights and how to navigate the legal system.  
"ANYTHING YOU SAY CAN AND WILL BE USED AGAINST YOU IN A COURT OF LAW".  They're not bullshitting with this.  The more you speak nd the more you do, the more evidence they're gathering.  Oftentimes, if you're in a sticky situation involving police, the best thing you can do is shut your fucking mouth and not answer any questions.  

Three simple tips that can save your neck:

1.  Do not answer ANY questions.  
2.  Keep reciting the phrase: "Am I free to leave?" 
3.  NEVER EVER consent to any searches of your person or your property.  Make a blatant statement that you expressely do not consent to searches of any kind.  

This is a great example of how to assert your rights: 

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#31

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I don't really need to be convinced to take an RSD boot camp (just waiting on the funds) but this seals the deal: taking a punch for a student is as good as customer service gets!

Seriously, this shows RSD puts their money where the mouth is.
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Beast Von Gandi

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Never argue.
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Analog-Kid

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I hear you man,

I was doing a "you look bored" opener once and immeadiately this girl lit up and started twirling her hair with eyes transfixed to me. Within a millisecond later... a beer bottle flies accorss the room and hits me under my right eye. bouncers and randoms start holding me back so i was not able to retaliate. Turns out it ws some insecure ass boyfriend who was ike 5'2 with wannabe gangsta tendencies. I called the cops and let them deal with the fucker.

My eye was busted up for a couple of months. I have to say that my game did take a hit. For a while there, I had a huge irrational fear of approaching. I found myself looking over my shoulders in immense paranoia. I knew that it was an isolated event, and that i have had hundereds of successful cold approaches. But still, my mind went in survival mode and the fear was there even if i consciously knew of it.

It's been 4 months since then and I've been forcing myself to approach even with the paranoia. Slowly but surely the paranoia seemed to go away. I can safely say its whittled down to regular approach anxiety that everyone feels (I deal with that by approaching RIGHT AWAY... it leaves no time for you to even think of being shy).

This topic also ties into Tyler's video about being insecure with your girl's sexuality. That dude who threw the bottle at me was coming from HUGE SCARCITY. Thank God I'm no longer in that situation. But I can see how if you have NO GAME, you would react to me making your girlfriend light up like a Christmas tree the same way. I was that guy. Thank God for the game, I'm now on the opposite side of the fence (At least mentally for the most part). Power to the people!

Here's to the troopers out there fighting the good fight!

CHEERS!
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ace01

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It's important to research one's rights. Also not to be dum.
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#35

Summit God~

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very solid stuff Todd. not only for pickup, but for so many other reasons it's important to solidify having strong boundaries and not letting people do whatever the fuck they want.

people who don't truly live free of social boundaries are programmed into the matrix, and while this creates some true chodes, it also creates people that think they're programmed to act in certain situations, like cops thinking they have the right to do whatever they see fit, bouncers breaking up you talking to girls or others. not saying all of them do it, naturaly, but a certain fraction does it.

and it's always a good reminder that we should fight these people's self-believed right to act in certain ways due to a certain programming. nice !
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Anthony John

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 You are a Saint Todd!  It takes a strong man to back down from a fight.  To be civil and speak with a low tone of voice when someone is in your face screaming at you.  Just speak to them how you would like them to speak to you.  I learned a lot from your video on how to handle tough situations lightly and not let anyone step on you no matter what their position or authority is.  
I remember when I was at this Country USA event and my friends decided to steal a water cooler from a camp site.  When the cops showed up one of them automatically assumed it was me and grabbed me and said I was going to jail.  I'm sure it was easy for him considering I was (and usually am) the smalled guy there so I was an easy target.  I rambled off some things I learned from a Criminal Justice class I took and the Cop stopped what he was saying, looked in my eyes (I did not break eye contact) and said I was running my mouth and started questioning my friends.  I was off the hook and my friends gave the water cooler back.  It was something that seemed so little and so stupid but I held my ground while being respectful to the officers and I did the right thing.  When the cops were leaving I thanked them for keeping the camp grounds safe and I know it ate up the crooked cop that grabbed me.
Respect!
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#37
Todd

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Holy shit!  I want to hear someone's legal breakdown of that video.
Trig wrote:
In regard to asserting your rights. Make a point to actually know your rights and how to navigate the legal system.  
"ANYTHING YOU SAY CAN AND WILL BE USED AGAINST YOU IN A COURT OF LAW".  They're not bullshitting with this.  The more you speak nd the more you do, the more evidence they're gathering.  Oftentimes, if you're in a sticky situation involving police, the best thing you can do is shut your fucking mouth and not answer any questions.  

Three simple tips that can save your neck:

1.  Do not answer ANY questions.  
2.  Keep reciting the phrase: "Am I free to leave?" 
3.  NEVER EVER consent to any searches of your person or your property.  Make a blatant statement that you expressely do not consent to searches of any kind.  

This is a great example of how to assert your rights: 


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Trig

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Here's a great website with all kinds of resources for dealing with police encounters.  

www.flexyourrights.org/


Todd wrote:
Holy shit!  I want to hear someone's legal breakdown of that video.
Trig wrote:
In regard to asserting your rights. Make a point to actually know your rights and how to navigate the legal system.  
"ANYTHING YOU SAY CAN AND WILL BE USED AGAINST YOU IN A COURT OF LAW".  They're not bullshitting with this.  The more you speak nd the more you do, the more evidence they're gathering.  Oftentimes, if you're in a sticky situation involving police, the best thing you can do is shut your fucking mouth and not answer any questions.  

Three simple tips that can save your neck:

1.  Do not answer ANY questions.  
2.  Keep reciting the phrase: "Am I free to leave?" 
3.  NEVER EVER consent to any searches of your person or your property.  Make a blatant statement that you expressely do not consent to searches of any kind.  

This is a great example of how to assert your rights: 



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Agreed.  I may have to get you to put your DJ skill to work on this, and I may have someone who can help me create some sort of graphic as well.
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lastly -- todd..you def need some sweet music for your video lead ins and lead outs ;) i like the jeffy music...but you should create one that fits your style. it'd be a sick addition to the vids.

PS - hope your shiner heals before we do hotseat filming in NYC next week!
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Alphamode

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I'm guessing because it's just a checkpoint (everyone passes through) that there's not necessarily "probable cause" so one is not obligated to comply, whereas if one is singled out and pulled over for clear drunk driving behavior (swirving back and forth on the road etc.) then "probable cause" is in effect and the authorities have more power over you... not 100% sure however =P
Todd wrote:
Holy shit!  I want to hear someone's legal breakdown of that video.
Trig wrote:
In regard to asserting your rights. Make a point to actually know your rights and how to navigate the legal system.  
"ANYTHING YOU SAY CAN AND WILL BE USED AGAINST YOU IN A COURT OF LAW".  They're not bullshitting with this.  The more you speak nd the more you do, the more evidence they're gathering.  Oftentimes, if you're in a sticky situation involving police, the best thing you can do is shut your fucking mouth and not answer any questions.  

Three simple tips that can save your neck:

1.  Do not answer ANY questions.  
2.  Keep reciting the phrase: "Am I free to leave?" 
3.  NEVER EVER consent to any searches of your person or your property.  Make a blatant statement that you expressely do not consent to searches of any kind.  

This is a great example of how to assert your rights: 



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 Consummate professional
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I think this is a really bad idea to recommend to anyone.

Your going to get people arrested doing this.

I have a lot of experience trying to "test my rights" with the police and I can tell you that although sometimes you can get away with it, you are playing with serious fire.

You have to realize that you can be a complete moron and be a cop. The test to becoming a police officer can be passed by someone with the most minimal level of intelligence.

Most cops don't even really KNOW much about your rights in the first place, and if they do, a lot of the times they not only do not care, but they actually get extremely angry if you try to stand up for your rights, and may use physical violence on you.

I'm serious. A lot of cops are totally corrupt and some are socipathic to the level that they actually enjoy seeing people hurt.

There are quite a few sadists that are cops.


If you fuck with them, you should know that you risk getting beaten or worse.

In providence RI for instance, cops have been known to beat random people, and random women.

Please realize that plenty of cops are people who would possibly be criminals but they chose to be on the side with the most authority where they can get away with their antisocial behavior.

Its fucked up, but you really can do almost anything and get away with it as a cop.

People have been wrongfully shot by police officers for almost no reason and the cop is back on the police force in months.

Should that be changed?

Most definitly.

Should people out trying to have a good time and pick up girls try to change that by "standing up to the cops".... prolly not, not unless you want to bring serious trouble into dudes lives.

If we want to change the aspect of corruption of authority in society it has to be done at a much higher level.
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Just a word of caution to viewers in the UK where we have a horrendously vague crime called "Breach of The Peace" which basically amounts to doing anything the police don't like but isn't officially prohibited in Law.

There is no 'Constitution' in the UK, despite our system being a 'Constitutional Monarchy' (note: not a 'Democracy') so think twice before you try and plead the fifth or whatever before you challenge a police officer cause you saw this video; chances are you're going to 'fall down some stairs' on the way to the cells.

It's a sad indictment to this once great nation but we allowed ourselves to sleepwalk into it.

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The camera phone has take a lot of power away from thuggish cops. But yeah, there has always been and always will be corruption in the world.  Typically the lower class and the defenseless are the ones that get bullied.  Fortunately for RSDers, we are the people that take control of our lives and do not get bullied by thugs.   
Jonathan Browne wrote:
I think this is a really bad idea to recommend to anyone.

Your going to get people arrested doing this.

I have a lot of experience trying to "test my rights" with the police and I can tell you that although sometimes you can get away with it, you are playing with serious fire.

You have to realize that you can be a complete moron and be a cop. The test to becoming a police officer can be passed by someone with the most minimal level of intelligence.

Most cops don't even really KNOW much about your rights in the first place, and if they do, a lot of the times they not only do not care, but they actually get extremely angry if you try to stand up for your rights, and may use physical violence on you.

I'm serious. A lot of cops are totally corrupt and some are socipathic to the level that they actually enjoy seeing people hurt.

There are quite a few sadists that are cops.


If you fuck with them, you should know that you risk getting beaten or worse.

In providence RI for instance, cops have been known to beat random people, and random women.

Please realize that plenty of cops are people who would possibly be criminals but they chose to be on the side with the most authority where they can get away with their antisocial behavior.

Its fucked up, but you really can do almost anything and get away with it as a cop.

People have been wrongfully shot by police officers for almost no reason and the cop is back on the police force in months.

Should that be changed?

Most definitly.

Should people out trying to have a good time and pick up girls try to change that by "standing up to the cops".... prolly not, not unless you want to bring serious trouble into dudes lives.

If we want to change the aspect of corruption of authority in society it has to be done at a much higher level.
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Analog-Kid

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I tottally agree man.

I produce music and I can definitely help you out. I've learned a whole lot from your videos. I have had some amazing sex with some beautiful girls as a direct result sometimes. I would love to repay the favor somehow.

Here's some samples of my music:
soundcloud.com/the-analog-kid-1/analog-kids-mix1

soundcloud.com/the-analog-kid-1/hiphoped

Please just copy and paste the URLS. The forum wont let me post links.

Let me know if you're down...

PEACE
Todd wrote:
Agreed.  I may have to get you to put your DJ skill to work on this, and I may have someone who can help me create some sort of graphic as well.
JMULV wrote:


lastly -- todd..you def need some sweet music for your video lead ins and lead outs ;) i like the jeffy music...but you should create one that fits your style. it'd be a sick addition to the vids.

PS - hope your shiner heals before we do hotseat filming in NYC next week!

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Yep.  This is why there are TONS of warnings on this video.  It's also why I mention the bit about having some sort of recording device in the car.  Because yes, you have rights, but ONLY if you have witnesses or can prove what happened.  You should be VERY careful about crossing lines, and you sould realize that a corrupt cop is the same as a bad guy with a gun.

There are many situations and even many countries where I would just GET OUT OF THE SITUATION by any means necessary.
Jonathan Browne wrote:
I think this is a really bad idea to recommend to anyone.

Your going to get people arrested doing this.

I have a lot of experience trying to "test my rights" with the police and I can tell you that although sometimes you can get away with it, you are playing with serious fire.

You have to realize that you can be a complete moron and be a cop. The test to becoming a police officer can be passed by someone with the most minimal level of intelligence.

Most cops don't even really KNOW much about your rights in the first place, and if they do, a lot of the times they not only do not care, but they actually get extremely angry if you try to stand up for your rights, and may use physical violence on you.

I'm serious. A lot of cops are totally corrupt and some are socipathic to the level that they actually enjoy seeing people hurt.

There are quite a few sadists that are cops.


If you fuck with them, you should know that you risk getting beaten or worse.

In providence RI for instance, cops have been known to beat random people, and random women.

Please realize that plenty of cops are people who would possibly be criminals but they chose to be on the side with the most authority where they can get away with their antisocial behavior.

Its fucked up, but you really can do almost anything and get away with it as a cop.

People have been wrongfully shot by police officers for almost no reason and the cop is back on the police force in months.

Should that be changed?

Most definitly.

Should people out trying to have a good time and pick up girls try to change that by "standing up to the cops".... prolly not, not unless you want to bring serious trouble into dudes lives.

If we want to change the aspect of corruption of authority in society it has to be done at a much higher level.
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"realize that a corrupt cop is the same as a bad guy with a gun."

There are lots of in betweens that may not be all out criminals but have classist, racist or political ideas that may be outright vicious.

For instance, a lot of cops are rabid republicans who may consider your right seeking some sort of liberal obamite tantrum and decide its his civic duty to kick your ass in the woods somewhere or take you to a cell overnight and shove you in one of their little torture devices where they keep you locked in a straight jacket like stalk thing and fuck with you.


Or if your black in a LOT of places in this country they may decide to round up their KKK friends, beat you a little, maybe plant some crack  on you and say you resisted arrest and you were dangerous so you had to be beat, then your in prison and you got beat by the cops.

Moral of that story.... don't advise people to fuck with the cops.

Even if your saying don't try this at home. Which you aren't even saying, your saying dont misuse this.

What do you think this site is for advanced eyes only?

90% of the people who read that article will prolly misuse it.
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No closes.  Did have fun in spite of the rude chode.
Curtis.Slone wrote:

churlskunk! wrote:
Ironic timing on this video because I had a guy refuse to shake my hand last night and was telling me that I needed to walk away.  I think he was mad at me because I talked to his girfriend.  Anyway, I told him that apparently his mama didn't raise him right and chastised him for being unfriendly.  I did eventually walk away becasue I didn't feel it was worth it to get into it with him.  Right move?




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Did you get a close or have fun?
If you answered yes to either, then youre in the clear.
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Trig wrote:
In regard to asserting your rights. Make a point to actually know your rights and how to navigate the legal system.  
"ANYTHING YOU SAY CAN AND WILL BE USED AGAINST YOU IN A COURT OF LAW".  They're not bullshitting with this.  The more you speak nd the more you do, the more evidence they're gathering.  Oftentimes, if you're in a sticky situation involving police, the best thing you can do is shut your fucking mouth and not answer any questions.  

Three simple tips that can save your neck:

1.  Do not answer ANY questions.  
2.  Keep reciting the phrase: "Am I free to leave?" 
3.  NEVER EVER consent to any searches of your person or your property.  Make a blatant statement that you expressely do not consent to searches of any kind.  

This is a great example of how to assert your rights: 


This was fucking cool. 
Thanks for sharing. 
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nice!
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