20 Practical Ways to Increase Testosterone Levels

AJA Cortes posted this list on Twitter:

1. Cut out alcohol: Heavy drinking is terrible for you, period. Minimal or not at all.

2. Cut sugar & carb intake: High sugar diets drop tests levels. Large amounts of processed carbs and liquid calories are hormonal hell.

3. Increase Vitamin D levels/Get some sunlight: Majority of people are vitamin D deficient, and it contributes to lower test levels.

4. Increase healthy fat intake: Cholesterol is a precursor to testosterone. Low fat diets plummet test levels. Increase fat intake.

5. Don’t smoke: Less and less people smoke, but if you do, your test levels are NOT benefiting from it. Time to quit.

6. Avoid fake fats: Vegetable oil, corn oil, soybean oil, canola oil, all negatively impact testosterone levels. Eliminate them from diet.

7. Cut out Soy: Soybean oil, processed soy protein, fake meats, etc. These things are dogshit for you and your hormones. Do not consume them.

8. Dont get fat: Excess fat increases secretion of estrogen, NOT something you want. Stay lean and dont let bodyfat rise above mid teens ever.

9. Lift weights: Being strong and muscular= increased testosterone levels. This alone can significantly change your health.

10. Get Sleep: A lack of sleep can almost half testosterone production. Less sleep=Less test. Do what you need to do to improve this. (Learn secrets of good sleep.)

11. Talk to attractive women: Talking to attractive women raises test levels and lowers stress levels, scientific fact. Go talk to girls.

12. Train your AGGRESSION: Learn how to box, learn BJJ, learn muy thai, learn something that gets your competitive instincts turned on.

13. Get Your Vitamins: Zinc, magnesium, Vitamin B complex, Vitamin C, being micronutrient deficient can negatively impact test production.

14. Cut the Stimulants: Excess stimulant consumption of caffeine, energy drinks all increase cortisol–>decrease test levels.

15. SEX: Get some. There are infinite resources telling you how to make this happen and be better at it. Not getting laid is no good, period.

16. Drop your loser friends: Low test is contagious. Being friends with fat mofos that are pussy whipped and passive is low test Hell.

17. Find training partners: Like minded & red blooded gentleman will give you someone to compete against and hold you accountable.

18. Speak with Authority: Your dialogue reflects your mindset. Just, maybe, kinda, sorta, ehh, sorry are how cowards speak. Don’t be a coward.

19. Increase your PAIN tolerance: Higher testosterone=higher pain threshold. Push yourself, be able to take a punch, build your fortitude.

20. Develop FOCUS: Become the goddamn best and be uncompromising in your devotion and effort to it. Focus and testosterone go hand in hand.

Get Extra Passionate Kiss With No-You-Can’t Game

Someone on Twitter shared this very old blog post from a previously unknown blog Krauser PUA.

9. No you can’t
Description: You bait the girl into saying she wants something, then deny her over and over again. It gets her to invest and chase while setting you up as the guy who doles out rewards when it pleases him.

Use: When you open a bag of crisps, motion them towards her and say “Do you want one?” When she goes to put her hand in the packet pull it away and say “well you can’t”. A couple of seconds later do it again. Wait, make a conciliatory ok-no-more-fooling-around-I’m-serious-now face and do it again. Keep going until she refuses to take the bait. Then let her have the packet to get one herself.

Variation: Pull her in for a kiss, slowly and romantically. Make her push up on her toes to reach your lips. And just before your lips touch, turn away and say “Never mind” and start walking off. Nine times out of ten she’ll chase and demand the kiss. Making her chase.

Let’s call this no-you-can’t game.

It is a powerful use of reverse psychology on women. Using the no-you-can’t game right is guaranteed to get you an extra passionate kiss from the woman.

So while you’re at it, why not go for extra passion!

The Day You Learned The Secrets Of Good Sleep

Sleep is perhaps the most underrated activity. It is very important to have good sleep, something that today’s lifestyle makes difficult for a lot of people to achieve.

I will share with you some secrets of good sleep that will make you a better sleeper, and in turn make you healthier and more attractive.

Work hard enough, exhaust yourself

You sleep best when you’re tired to death.

It doesn’t matter whether it’s physical tiredness or mental tiredness. There is certain amount of physical as well as mental activity that is exhausting. When you’re exhausted, you’ll have no trouble sleeping.

For most people who have trouble sleeping, I would say the reason is as simple as them not working hard enough through the day.

If your day involves lazying around or working where you don’t have enough physical or mental strain, and you can’t sleep well, then here’s what you need to do: Play sports or exercise, read books, write, solve puzzles, work hard.

Find physical and mental activities of your interest and do them to exhaustion. More physical exhaustion, the better. It will not only help you with sleep but also improve your physical and/or mental abilities.

Don’t plan your next day in bed

Thinking about the next day is the worst mistake you could do that would ruin your sleep.

Some of you will be grateful today especially for this tip. Here’s why: Thinking in bed about what you’re going to do tomorrow happens so innocuously that it’s hard to realize that it’s a problem. It’s very easy to explain it away by saying that you were doing it because you weren’t able to sleep.

No. I say you weren’t able to sleep because you were thinking about the to-do’s for the next day.

Remember how you can’t sleep the night before you have planned a picnic, or have a job interview, or some super important event? That happens because when you have something important coming, your mind busies itself thinking about and preparing for it. That keeps you awake.

Planning the next day is, albeit less intense, essentially the same process for your mind. In an effort to plan, you keep arranging and rearranging things in your mind, and that keeps sleep away.

Planning your next day is good, but do it before the bed time. Once in bed, you can think about the pleasant experiences from the past, but don’t plan your tomorrow if sleeping well is important to you.

Don’t check your phone in middle of sleep

Sometimes you have to get up in middle of your sleep to go the bathroom or to drink water. If you check your phone’s notifications then, it’s almost certain that you won’t sleep as well after that.

We live in the era of smart phones where we have various apps constantly sending notifications. Seeing notifications excites the mind; and some of them may call for action. Thus, they will drag your mind out of sleep and you’ll find it difficult to go back to sleep.

You must keep the phone on silent mode and away while sleeping. And at any cost resist temptation to check the phone until after your sleep is complete. Whatever the notifications may be about, it can wait.

Use bed only to sleep, or sex

This point may not seem terribly important, but it’s a fact that our bodies adapt to the environment. So if you can do it, you want to associate bed to sleep and sleep alone. Or sex.

Don’t use bed for any other activity other than sleeping or “sleeping”. Reading, watching TV,.. should ideally be done outside of the bedroom. I personally don’t have a very large house, so I do a lot of those things in my bedroom, but not on the bed.

I’ll give you an example of body adapting to the environment. If you have a boring office job, you may not feel like going to work when you wake up. But once you’re in the office, you’re ready for work. That’s your body adapting to the environment and changing your energy level for doing what you’re supposed to do at the time.

Likewise, once you associate bedroom, or at least your bed with sleeping, your body will automatically get ready to sleep when it’s in that environment.

Keep the room dark

You should keep the room you sleep in as dark as possible.

Some would consider this a preference and not terribly important for good sleep. But there’s a reason why it is important to sleep in dark.

For thousands of years we have been sleeping in the dark of night. So our bodies are best adapted to sleeping in the dark.

When the room is dark, it’s relaxing to eyes and there are no distractions for mind. Definitely better for sleep.

Wake up at the same time everyday

I always used to think that sleeping at the same time every night was very important for good sleep, and it is, but until recently I never thought that waking up at the same time everyday was terribly important.

Waking up at the same fixed time everyday has multiple benefits for the body. Chief among them are: regular bowel movement and right distribution of energy throughout the day.

We have an internal clock which we call body clock. The body clock starts at the time you wake up, and determines your biological functions and energy levels at different times of the day.

Starting the body clock at the same time everyday means that you’ll feel tired at the same time. The body will let you know exactly when it’s time to sleep.

If you wake up everyday at 6am and go to bed at 10pm, then waking up at 8am would disrupt your body clock and you may not be quite ready for sleep at the usual time of 10pm. It will be 2 hours too early for the body to sleep, and you’ll wonder why you aren’t able to sleep.

Even if you sleep later than your usual time, wake up at the same time. The next day your body clock will make you feel tired and sleepy sooner than your usual time to compensate for the lost sleep. And that sleep, you can bet, will be good.

Have early dinner, and keep it light

Have your dinner at least two hours before going to bed.

What you eat for dinner is also important. Sometimes you may have felt burning sensation in the stomach, or dry throat in middle of the night. That’s because you may have had spicy-oily food for dinner.

Your dinner should be light and non-spicy, non-oily food.

Don’t sleep during day

If you must, you can take a short nap of 20 to 30 mins. But sleeping for long during the day is not recommended as it may affect your night’s sleep.

The body needs to get tired and exhausted through the day, so that it is best prepared to sleep at night. Sleeping during the day will obstruct that process.

Day is for work, night is primarily for sleep. Keep it that way.

How To Know If She’s Losing Interest In You On A Date

Blackdragon writes about what to look for in women’s body language to adjust your behavior on initial dates in order to avoid screwing up.

Women can pretend to be nice all they want, but many, if not most women, won’t be able to hide subtle cues in their body language which may indicate attraction or anger/disgust. Here are a few things that can indicate you just said or did something that pissed her off:

– Sudden dilation or widening of her eyes.

– Quick, momentary squint of her eyes.

– Instant break of eye contact, particularly if she looks down and to the side.

– An embarrassed smile, particularly if she looks away while smiling and/or if she exhales during the smile. A lot of women smile when they’re embarrassed, surprised, or suddenly pissed off; far more than you might expect.

– Any sudden shift in body language that moves away from you. For example, if she was slightly leaning forward and then straightens or leans back.

– Any sudden change in her breathing. This is a lot harder to notice, but it’s noticeable if you make a mental note of her breathing during the beginning of the interaction.

In addition to the body language queues, you can also pay attention to her speaking pattern to catch signs if you’ve screwed up.

This is usually easier than watching for body language. A common example is if she’s talking to you like a normal person, then suddenly she starts answering questions in short, quick sentences, usually with a slightly lower tone of voice. If this happens, you likely just screwed up and need to recover (if possible, and it may not be).

And watch for any signs of boredom.

If she starts to look nervous, or looks around the room, or gives you long silences, or checks her phone too much, these are all signs that you’re losing her and need to step up the interaction by getting off stupid/boring topics and asking her more interesting questions.

How To Avoid Being Misled By Media Narratives?

The year 2016 confirmed for me that media’s job is not to deliver news but to push narratives. The narrative-pushing modern media poses certain challenge for the public. The challenge of identifying the right narrative to believe in.

If you have followed this year’s presidential election in the US, you saw how for over a year, till the very last day, the media vigorously kept saying that Donald Trump had no chance of winning the presidency, and yet he won bigly. After a fiasco like this, how can you believe the media?

When opposing narratives are running through the media, how can one avoid being misled? This is the question I will address in this post – with example of the recent Trump election.

To begin with, I’ll talk about what makes us vulnerable to being misled. During this election cycle I learned a great many things about psychology. One of the things that I learned about is confirmation bias. I knew what confirmation bias was, but I was not fully aware about how powerful its role is in our perception of the world. Another major thing that I learned is that humans are irrational almost all the time. None of our big decisions are based in rationality. NONE. Most of our decisions – small and big – are based not on facts but on how we feel about things. And our perceptions are strengthened by confirmation bias once we have formed a perception – which we do based on how the stimulus has made us feel emotionally. All this makes us vulnerable.

While I was following the election coverage I saw two universes in the media. The MSM (mainstream media) was relentlessly thrashing Trump; calling him a clown, racist, sexist, misogynist, an immature person with mental age of a 4-year-old, Hitler, etc. Nearly everyone in the MSM said that he had virtually zero chance of winning the presidency. And they worked incredibly hard to cover up Hillary’s crookedness that involved crimes as serious as treason. This was one universe.

There was another universe with the opposite reality. In that universe – which comprised of “alternative media” websites and citizen journalism on social media – Trump was not a clown but rather a master persuader. His use of language which was labeled “immature” in the MSM universe was considered to be application of his weapons-grade persuasion techniques. Trump was considered not scary Hitler but the savior of Western Civilization. The folks in this universe worked incredibly hard to expose Hillary’s crookedness and disqualifications.

People who followed the MSM coverage viewed Trump as a clown, racist, sexist, misogynist and whatever else he was branded as in that universe; and those who were solely exposed to the pro-Trump universe saw him as master persuader and the savior of the West etc. and viewed Clinton as the most corrupt candidate ever to run for president.

One of the people influenced by the anti-Trump MSM universe was my boss. He had started following the election coverage after hearing me talk enthusiastically about Trump. His first impression of Trump was that of a joker. Later on, his impression of Trump changed to misogynist, sexist, racist,.. and everything that the MSM portrayed Trump to be. I, on the other hand, had known Trump through the pro-Trump universe, and as such my first impression of him was that of master persuader and a masculine nationalist figure such as the one America needed to save itself. And every step of the way my belief in him grew stronger.

Human irrationality and confirmation bias were at work at their best.

Neither I nor my boss (nor anyone else from the general public) was qualified to understand politics and policies talked about by the two candidates. Nor did we keep a track of every detail that was being mentioned by the candidates and in the news about them, much less factcheck every bit of it. And yet I was sure about Trump’s fitness to be president and about his victory, and my boss was equally sure about Trump’s unfitness and his abysmal prospects in the race.

Every evening my boss would send me links of articles written on the anti-Trump narrative as “proof” that he was right in his assessment of Trump. I could also find as many articles “proving” my assessment of Trump right as I received from my boss and send them to him as my counter points, but I refrained from doing so because I understood that it would not sway his opinions at all. That is because his notion of Trump was built on irrationality and confirmation bias. Mine too was, to an extent, based on the same. I say to an extent because Trump has now won, proving that he is a master persuader, which means my notion of him was not totally based on irrationality.

So, are my boss and everyone who mocked Trump stupid? Not really. They were misinformed. When there are multiple universes in the media pushing different narratives it is easy to get misled.

In order to avoid being misled by media narratives, one must understand the following three concepts:

We are irrational

When following media narratives, ask yourself if you are really qualified to accurately assess the individual or the situation you are forming an opinion about. In almost all cases, we are not. We are forming opinions all the time based on how we feel about the person or the situation. And how we feel about someone or something depends on how it is being presented to us.

In Trump’s case, people who followed the MSM saw Trump as racist, sexist, misogynist etc. because that’s how he was presented to them, not because he really is all that. Trump has been a public figure for years, but never has he been accused of any such thing until he ran for president. You ask why?

Confirmation bias

Once you form an opinion about someone or something based on how you feel (or how you are made to feel) about it, confirmation bias kicks in. Then you will start to notice and even actively seek information that will confirm your opinion, and everything that conflicts with your view will become virtually invisible to you.

In Trump’s case, once his initial image was formed in both the universes, every speech, statement and move made by his aides provided confirmation bias to the people on both sides. As more time went by, those who thought Trump was unfit to be president saw him even more unfit, and vice versa took place on the other side.

Cognitive dissonance

Once confirmation bias sets in, everything that conflicts with your view becomes virtually invisible to you. But what happens when something happens that is not only conflicting with your confirmation biased-fueled view but is also too in-your-face to be ignored? You guessed right: cognitive dissonance.

Cognitive dissonance is mental discomfort you feel when what you see (reality) does not match with your beliefs. The stronger your beliefs, the more the dissonance. To counter cognitive dissonance, you make up irrational hypotheses to justify your views in the face of conflicting information.

Look at the numerous hypotheses that have come out about why Trump won, none of which credit his persuasion skills or his intrinsic fitness to be president – because that would conflict with their views of Trump! There could not be more glaring example of cognitive dissonance.

How to proceed?

Be cognizant of the ubiquitous human irrationality, confirmation bias and cognitive dissonance, and learn about all point-of-views presented in the media.

In Trump’s case almost all of the MSM was against him, but people with Internet access and genuine interest in politics have no excuse for not scrutinizing both narratives. Once you start the practice of looking at all sides along with being aware of the aforementioned psychological traps that will keep you from objectivity, you will start to recognize patterns.

Pattern-recognition comes about with experience. Once you start recognizing patterns you will see a bigger picture about everything (patterns appear only in bigger view) and you will be better able to choose the right narrative.

During the Trump election I saw the following:

  • Hollywood celebrities were for Hillary, army Generals were for Trump.
  • Pro-immigration liberals were for Hillary, nationalist conservatives were for Trump.
  • Young people were for Hillary, experienced were for Trump.
  • MSM were for Hillary, citizen journalists and social media were for Trump.
  • Beta males were for Hillary, masculine men were for Trump.

These are just a few of the many observations, but they are enough to provide a clear pattern that made me choose Trump as my candidate. Supporters of Trump across categories, in my view, are superior class of people.

You may not see the same pattern as I see here. But this is just one pattern. There are always more patterns, complex and multi-layered, some too intricate to articulate. The point is, if you avoid the psychological traps and study all the narratives, the patterns will emerge that will make you better informed.

Will it always make you choose the right narrative? That’s too much to expect, I’d say. Does it seem like a lot of work then? Maybe, but it’s still worth it.

Dummy’s Guide To Persuading Hillary Supporters To Vote For Trump

In this post I’ll talk about how to talk to Hillary Clinton supporters to influence them to change their mind to vote for Donald Trump. I am calling it Dummy’s Guide for even though Trump supporters are on average smarter than Hillary supporters (in fact, the smartest people I know are on Trump’s side), when it comes to interacting with people on Hillary’s side many of them are taking what in my opinion is the fatal approach from persuasion standpoint. I will talk about it in a bit.

Note that by this time majority of both Trump and Clinton supporters have made up their mind about which candidate they support, and nothing coming out of either side is going to sway their support. So you are looking to influence the tiny minority of people who are not yet firmly decided and are tilting towards Hillary due to mass brainwashing by the mainstream media campaigning for Crooked Hillary. But do not get discouraged. Every single vote for Trump is important.

Hillary supporters may be brainwashed, ignorant, media zombies, but do not make a mistake of calling them that on their face. That is the fatal approach. When you are trying to persuade someone of something, insulting them is the last thing you want to do. Telling Hillary supporters that they are brainwashed implies that they have a weak mind, which feels like insult and they will never change their mind after that. Calling them stupid is downright insulting, you don’t want to do that.

Instead be Socratic. Here’s how you go about it: Do not disagree with their position, but act like you yourself are unsure of which side is better. If you declare at the onset that you are a Trump supporter it will trigger their defense mechanisms and they will close their mind to anything you say next. Do not tell them that you are on the side of Trump; pretend that you are having a neutral discussion and ask them questions and counter questions that bring out their illogic and ignorance, if only to themselves.

Your aim is not to win an argument with them. Or for them to admit to you that they were wrong and change their mind in front of you. Your aim is just to make them question themselves about their beliefs by subtly helping them with logic and facts. Subtlety is the key. If you come off as aggressive, you have failed before you have started. At all times you have to show that you are neutral and that you are looking at the situation from both sides. You might also have to agree (or pretend to agree) with them from time to time. Agree, and after some time question their stance. Remember, they don’t have to change their mind right now. You just plant the seeds in their mind and some people would change their mind before the election day.

Below are some of the points Hillary supporters use to disqualify Trump from presidency, followed by my tips on how one can address each of the points.

TRUMP IS RACIST!

Ask them why they think Trump is racist.

They will say Trump called for banning Muslims from entering America. Ask them if Islam (religion of Muslims) is a race or a religion. Obviously, it is a religion. So Trump is not racist. As for banning them from entering America, point out that Trump initially asked for temporary ban on Muslims coming from terrorism-infected countries until proper vetting mechanisms were devised.

They will say Trump called all Mexicans rapists and criminals. Ask them if Mexico is a race or a country. Obviously, it is a country. So Trump is not racist. As for calling Mexicans rapists, point out that Trump called illegal Mexican immigrants rapists and criminals, not all of them.

Ask them again if they can point out any racist remark Trump has made. It either involves Islam (which is religion) or Mexico (which is country). They can’t cite a real racist remark made by Trump, because he has never made any.

TRUMP IS MISOGYNIST!

Ask them why they think Trump is misogynist.

They might say, because Trump has insulted women by calling them fat, slobs, pigs etc. Now this one is tricky, because he indeed has called women names. But there is a logical explanation for it, which is this: Those women were contestants of a beauty contest, which means they had signed up to be objectified. When a woman is in a contest where she is going to be judged solely by her beauty, commenting on her beauty is not misogynistic. As an entertainer, Trump was doing his job. But that is a logical explanation, and you don’t want to counter this point by logic. It won’t work.

Hit it in a way that works. Start by asking them what counts more, words or actions. Get them to admit that actions count more than words. Then ask them if they have heard the tape on which Hillary is laughing about helping a pedophile get away with raping a 12-year-old girl. Ask them if they know Bill Clinton’s rape victims and how Hillary has silenced them. Ask them if Trump’s words (which he spoke as entertainer) make him a bigger misogynist than Hillary whose terrible actions destroyed some women’s lives.

TRUMP CAN’T BE ROLE MODEL TO KIDS!

Ask them if they know who the role models of their kids are. If they don’t have kids of their own, ask them whom do most kids see as their role models. If they are honest to themselves, they will know that most kids have their role models from TV – mostly Hollywood celebrities and pop stars. Then ask them why they think that is the case.

By questioning them make them realize the fact that kids choose their role models from the personalities they are exposed to frequently – which is people they see on TV. Popular role models are the likes of Miley Cyrus, Beyonce, Jay Z, etc. Then ask them if they find it troubling that kids are seeing these TV personalities who are destroying their culture as role models, and if they have taken any steps to avoid their kids’ exposure to these celebrities who impress all the wrong things on kids’ minds.

Close by saying that you don’t think it matters if Trump is role model material, because kids won’t be watching Trump on TV day in and day out. And even if they do see him as president on TV, Trump won’t be behaving in ways that put bad impressions on kids’ minds. On the other hand, the kids are already being exposed to the all the bad language and much worse images on TV every day (much worse than those they disqualify Trump as role model for). And what is worse, they are already picking their role models from the degenerate celebrities on TV.

Ask them if they have never used cuss words. And if they have, ask them if that disqualifies them from being role models to their own kids.

TRUMP IS HITLER!

Ask them why they think Trump is Hitler.

Ask them if they know that Hillary Clinton called half of Trump supporters – which is millions of Americans – deplorables. Tell them Hitler hated German citizens. Draw a parallel by showing that Hillary hates Americans. Isn’t that more like Hitler? Ask them if they can cite any instance where Trump has attacked ordinary American citizens.

TRUMP IS A DICTATOR!

Ask them why they think Trump is a dictator.

They might say, because Trump is not heeding their party leaders, and not taking advice from people who tell him to tone down his rhetoric. Ask them the meaning of dictator, then ask them how disagreeing with people on how to run his own campaign make him dictator. Isn’t it like if you refuse someone’s advice on how to live your life, they would call you a dictator!?

They might say, because Trump threatened to put Hillary in jail if he is elected (during the 2nd presidential debate). Ask them if they are saying it because they have read headlines calling Trump dictator for making that statement, then tell them how he was misquoted by the media. Trump said during the debate that if he is elected president he will ask his attorney general to appoint a special prosecutor to look into Hillary’s situation. Isn’t that a legal process to follow for criminal investigation? And that is certainly different from saying “I will put you in jail.”

TRUMP SEXUALLY ASSAULTED WOMEN!

This argument comes from Trump’s infamous “pussygrab” tape and the emergence of several women accusing Trump of sexual misbehavior 15-20-30 years ago! On the tape Trump is heard saying that if you are rich then women let you do anything. He says the words “they let you”.

First ask them what is the meaning of assault. Then ask them if a woman lets you do something how is that an assault. They might say, just because they let Trump do it doesn’t mean they were happy about it. Ask them if they are not making assumptions.

Avoid temptation to call them out on their ignorance of the nature of women. That would be deeply insulting to them, and thus will not help the cause.

When they point to the several women coming out accusing Trump of sexual misbehavior, ask them why they think all these women are coming out a few weeks before the election. Ask them if they know about WikiLeaks releasing hacked emails from DNC that are exposing Hillary’s corruption, and ask them what they make of the release of Trump tape on the exact same day that WikiLeaks released emails exposing Hillary. Point out to them that for nearly every WikiLeaks dump there is a woman accuser coming out against Trump and the media is hardly covering WikiLeaks. Ask them why would it be so?

TRUMP KISSED WOMEN WITHOUT PERMISSION!

Smile and ask them if they have managed to kiss any woman with permission. The idea is so ridiculous! If you are talking to a woman, ask her if you can kiss her and when she tells you to shut up, well, your point is made.

Avoid temptation to call them out on their inexperience with women.

TRUMP SAID “PUSSY”!

Ask them if they know what is going on in Germany (and Europe) after mass immigration from Syria. Get them to acknowledge that Europe has become a hellhole with terror attacks, rapes and sexual assaults by the Islamist migrants become almost daily occurrence.

Ask them who do they think would protect them and their families better from the two candidates. 1) Donald Trump, who is against mass immigration from terror-infected Islamist countries or 2) Hillary Clinton whose dream is open boarders. Ask them if it is wise to not elect Trump who is clearly the better bet for protection from terrorism, just because he says the word pussy?

Ask them if they have never said the word pussy themselves. And if they have, does it makes them bad human beings regardless of all of their good traits.

TRUMP IS UNHINGED, CAN’T BE TRUSTED WITH NUCLEAR CODES!

Ask them what makes them think Trump is unhinged. Is it Trump’s rhetoric? His insults of his opponents? If so, point to them that Trump is not a seasoned politician so he doesn’t talk like one. Moreover, he has been a reality TV star for years, so his mannerisms are different from those of politicians’. Does that make him unhinged? If so, how is he so successful in multiple fields and multiple businesses?

When you talk about his success as a businessman, they might point to his 5-6 bankruptcies to showcase his failures. Tell them that Trump has over 500 successful business entities to his name. If a businessman starts 500 ventures, and 5 of those fail, how is that a bad track-record?

Ask them if they have heard that as of this month (October 2016), Obama administration has declared cyber-attack on Russia based on Hillary’s unsubstantiated claim that Russia is providing DNC’s hacked emails to WikiLeaks in an attempt to influence the US election.  1) There is no proof that Russia is behind the hack. 2) This could aggravate Putin and could lead to WWIII involving nuclear. Ask them if that seems more like actions of the unhinged.

TRUMP PRAISES PUTIN!

Ask them this: Who do you think Putin would work better with. 1) Someone who says America and Russia has a common goal of defeating ISIS and that we can work together to achieve that, or 2) Someone who continually badmouths Russia and Putin and accuses Putin, without evidence, of influencing the US elections? The goal is to make them realize that Putin can actually be a good ally to America against terrorism.

There are countless other points they would bring out against Trump, but you get the drift.

Just remember to be polite, remain calm and don’t try to win over them.

Be as informed about both the sides as you can be. Follow people like Mike Cernovich, Paul Joseph Watson and Stefan Molyneux to keep up to date on the events and analysis.

Take America back, and make it great again!

Check out Scott Adams’ post about Unhypnotizing a Clinton Supporter, and the followup post.

Better Way To Keep Up With Twitter Updates

I always thought it would be great if Twitter provided a way to subscribe to RSS feed of the updates from people I follow on Twitter. That would make it very convenient for me to keep up with Twitter updates in the same feed reader where I read other blogs I have subscribe to, instead of going to a different application.

Twitter does not offer the feed subscription option. So it occurred to me to search for third-party tools that might provide the functionality. I Googled about it, and voila! Found several relevant results.

I have now started using https://twitrss.me to fetch RSS feed of tweets of my favorite Twitter users.

Benefits?

Following are the benefits I am experiencing by subscribing to feeds of Twitter users I follow:

  • As I said above, I don’t have to jump through multiple websites/apps to keep up with the blogs I am subscribed to and the updates from people I follow on Twitter. The tweets I care about come right through in my Feedly app.
  • I get to see the tweets I care about without any clutter or noise.
  • Without any distraction I am able to go through tweets in much less time than it would take me on Twitter website/app.
  • I am not exposed to “promoted tweets” and ads that Twitter inserts in user timelines. I have not signed up for those ads nor am I interested in seeing any.
  • On Twitter website/app, I have to scroll through my timeline and see all the tweets even when I am looking for tweets from a specific person, if they have posted anything. This is because Twitter doesn’t show all tweets from each person grouped together. In feed reader, however, I have subscribed to each person’s tweets as separate feed, hence all tweets from one person show grouped together. This way I can directly see if the specific person whose updates I’m interested in at the moment has tweeted anything. Huge time saver.
  • On Twitter website/app, when I follow someone I only see their tweets and retweets, not their replies to other people’s tweets. If I want to keep up with everything a particular person is tweeting, including their replies to others’ tweets, I have to go to their profile. With feed subscription, however, I have an option to subscribe to their replies also.
  • With feed subscription, I get to see ALL tweets of the people I follow. This is by far the most important benefit. Let me explain this. Twitter recently implemented an algorithm that will decide which tweets you would be more interested in and will prioritize tweets on your timeline accordingly. This means I might not see tweets which Twitter thinks I would be less interested in. Well, I am interested in seeing all the tweets from the few people I follow.

Given the benefits, you might want to give it a try. (If the words RSS feed and feed reader are alien to you, this post is not for you.)

How to use the tool?

You can visit https://twitrss.me and key in the Twitter handle to generate the feed URL of the user’s twitter updates. You have options to fetch feeds of their tweets (which includes retweets) and replies. The feed URL looks like this:

https://twitrss.me/twitter_user_to_rss/?user=TwitterUser&replies=on

The bolded portion is the Twitter handle of the person you want to subscribe to. If you don’t want to see in the feed their replies to other people, leave out “&replies=on” part at the end. Finally, add the feed URL to your feed reader to subscribe.

Enjoy!