Max Borders on Social Evolution, #ORadio

Ostrolenk speaks with Max Borders, the founder and executive director of Social Evolution and co-founder of Voice and Exit. Borders details his pathway to becoming a futurist and entrepreneur, including which spiritual, political, and academic pathways have most influenced his work. He further details the ideology of social evolution and its organization by those who engage in second tier levels, and how to reach those who are not ready for the creative destruction that is inevitable with social evolution. To learn more about Max Borders, visit the Social Evolution and Voice and Exit websites, follow him on Twitter, and read his article Reframing the Libertarian Movement.

Accountability in Security Assistance #ORadio

Ostrolenk speaks with Lora Lumpe, Senior Policy Advisor at the Open Society Policy Center, on the status of U.S. military aid. The United States government spends roughly 20 billion dollars on security assistance through both the State Department and the Department of Defense; however, the true amount, Lumpe points out, is difficult to determine. Spending is done through numerous different pots of money making it difficult not only for citizens, but also members of government oversight committees, to know how and where money is being spent. Without a comprehensive budget and increased transparency, it is difficult to know how the programs are interacting, what overall impact they’re having, and if the U.S. is reaching its goals. Most importantly, if the U.S. wants to spend money to ensure foreign governments are accountable and open to their people, it should model such behavior itself.

To learn more about Secuirty Assistance Monitor and their work, visit their website.

Accountability in Security Assistance #ORadio

Ostrolenk speaks with Lora Lumpe, Senior Policy Advisor at the Open Society Policy Center, on the status of U.S. military aid. The United States government spends roughly 20 billion dollars on security assistance through both the State Department and the Department of Defense; however, the true amount, Lumpe points out, is difficult to determine. Spending is done through numerous different pots of money making it difficult not only for citizens, but also members of government oversight committees, to know how and where money is being spent. Without a comprehensive budget and increased transparency, it is difficult to know how the programs are interacting, what overall impact they’re having, and if the U.S. is reaching its goals. Most importantly, if the U.S. wants to spend money to ensure foreign governments are accountable and open to their people, it should model such behavior itself.

To learn more about Secuirty Assistance Monitor and their work, visit their website.

The Role of Transpersonal Psychology in Coaching #ORadio

Ostrolenk continues previous conversations with Coach Kiki on transpersonal psychology, and the various models he uses in his work as a coach. Transpersonal therapy seeks to open believers up to a greater reality than the one currently known; the focus is not on specific mythical or religious beliefs, but rather how a person can develop their own personal journey and use behaviors to live fulfilling lives. Incorporating this in to his work, Ostrolenk describes the five pillars he seeks to explore with his coaching clients: diet and nutrition, sleep patterns, movement and exercise, stress management, and social life. Ostrolenk then gives various examples of the work that can be done with this holistic approach. Although not used in his work, Ostrolenk also explains the use of psychedelics and various medicines in helping a personal to unlock from set patterns of behavior and thought. Ostrolenk concludes with some overarching ideas that are key to successful coaching, including accountability, truly hearing and knowing a personal, and having gratitude.

Chasing Liberty: Ostrolenk Speaks to his Views #ORadio

Ostrolenk continues with part II of being interviewed by Kiki Weingarten (@coachkiki), covering topics including government overreach, the 4th amendment, transpartisan coalitions, and his larger strategic plan for the Liberty Coalition. Ostrolenk begins by explaining his libertarian sensibilities, which differ from being a libertarian in title. His views on the 4th amendment are shaped by the fact that the founding fathers created our country with libertarian principles; Although they were not aware of the technological changes we would someday see, any reinterpretation of the 4th amendment to today’s realities must still be done with the same intention to protect privacy and liberty. Lastly, his libertarian sensibilities shape his overall mindset; Ostrolenk distinguishes between a liberty mindset and a security mindset, and why he identifies with the former.

Different mindsets can, however, still collaborate for progress. Ostrolenk discusses his training as a transpersonal therapist and how it has helped him with his work on transpartisan coalitions by humanizing the political process, ultimately creating the space for political dialogue. Lastly, Ostrolenk touches on several issues including education and health, and how an open political dialogue can help solve many of the issues we face.

New Poll: 7 In 10 Americans Want Supreme Court Cases Live-Streamed

The Coalition for Court Transparency, which is an alliance of 18 media and legal organizations that advocates for a more transparent Supreme Court released the results to The Daily Caller Wednesday. ”In a country governed by the rule of law, citizens have the right to see that law debated,” said Doug Kendall, co-founder and president of the Constitutional Accountability Center, which is a CCT member.

A range of political views were accounted for in the poll. Thirty-four percent of respondents self-identified as conservative, 31 percent as liberal and 36 percent as moderate.

“It’s almost unbelievable that three-fourths of Americans agree on anything tangentially political these days, but we’re seeing the same results on cameras in the court, across party lines, in poll after poll,” said Michael Ostrolenk, co-founder and chairman of the Liberty Coalition, another CCT member.

 

Read more: http://dailycaller.com/2014/09/03/new-poll-7-in-10-americans-want-supreme-court-cases-live-streamed/#ixzz3CS4xrhtO

New Poll: 7 In 10 Americans Want Supreme Court Cases Live-Streamed

The Coalition for Court Transparency, which is an alliance of 18 media and legal organizations that advocates for a more transparent Supreme Court released the results to The Daily Caller Wednesday. ”In a country governed by the rule of law, citizens have the right to see that law debated,” said Doug Kendall, co-founder and president of the Constitutional Accountability Center, which is a CCT member.

A range of political views were accounted for in the poll. Thirty-four percent of respondents self-identified as conservative, 31 percent as liberal and 36 percent as moderate.

“It’s almost unbelievable that three-fourths of Americans agree on anything tangentially political these days, but we’re seeing the same results on cameras in the court, across party lines, in poll after poll,” said Michael Ostrolenk, co-founder and chairman of the Liberty Coalition, another CCT member.

 

Read more: http://dailycaller.com/2014/09/03/new-poll-7-in-10-americans-want-supreme-court-cases-live-streamed/#ixzz3CS4xrhtO