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  1. First up, A Tradecraft Primer: Structured Analytic Techniques for Improving Intelligence Analysis. Detailed look at individual stuctured analytical techniques (SAT)covering when to use, value added, methods and an example. (Would bet this is written by RAND.) Second, Restructuring Structured Analytic Techniques in Intelligence. There's a couple of useful tables in this paper pairing SAT with the bias it addresses.
  2. Hi, I'm just a member but I did point out your post using the report option to Administration. Might try that yourself. I haven't had much reason to contact the church but it does take them a few days to respond to an email YMMV. They do have a phone number but I never had reason to use it: +1 209-852-6562. Automated system ... ? Hope you can get this resolved.
  3. Structured analytic techniques for intelligence analysis / by Richards J. Heuer, Jr., and Randolph H. Pherson. ISBN 978-1-60871-018-8 LCN: JK468.I6H478 2010 DDN: 327.12—dc22 Not cheap new as it is used as textbook.
  4. A nice read from the Central Intelligence Agency on Structured Analytical Techniques. Tradecraft Primer: Structured Analytic Techniques for Improving Intelligence Analysis
  5. Not easy finding this image from the first video even with the book.
  6. A bit of news, from Janes, about a new USAF "Spectrum Warfare Wing". That's full spectrum dominance speak. Eglin Air Force Base has a couple special operation groups so maybe they won't be operating within the US.
  7. 60% to 70% of young people (<18 years old) are getting less than 7 hours of sleep which makes them prime targets for manipulation. Another video, this one from Janes which is used through out the national security community for their Open Source Intelligence (OSINT) products.
  8. We are bombarded with information much of it designed to scare us or piss us off. If you're one of those that stray from your bubble then you probably found conflicting information too. So you're probably scared, angry and confused ... congratulations! You're a freethinker. So I'm going to collect resources about structured analysis in this thread. Starting with this video from the SANS Institute which goes over some of common mental traps we can encounter in our thinking and number of structured analytical techniques outside of analysis of competing hypothesis. But if
  9. Stefan Molyneux? Closed minded Atheists ... Good example.
  10. Should have used the word "more" ... a lot more breathwork. Though I did have some progress, woke up dreaming the phone was ringing this morning.
  11. I ever get this inflammation down I'll be doing a lot of breathwork.
  12. Never loved my teddy bear either. It didn't seem devastated by my lack of affection or the eye I ripped out. Severe disease can cause emotional repression, it's a built-in genetic defense to infection disease. I lost the genetic lottery when it comes to emotions. 2019 was the only year I felt much anything out of my 52 years. Lower inflammation enough and surprise! Feelings. Dreams ... though my therapist called them nightmares while smiling ear to ear. Oh, a slight startle response too. Almost human. I'm in the top 1% of the emotional quotient but sure not because I ha
  13. I'm no saint. It's not my place to forgive people. If they give me the same respect I've given them, they have surpassed my expectations. Fail me and I'll introduce them to the words "no" and "door". Too sick for anything but the Middle Path. I have loved a few cats. If I ever shed a tear for another human, I'll be sure to update the thread. Thankfully, compassion is a calculation and IMO works better without emotional basis or high expectations.
  14. Pragmatism and the Path ... It is the way. When I look to those around me, I see the suffering and ask myself what can I do? Sometime it's not much, visiting someone in the hospital or taking someone groceries or maybe just answering the phone. It's not much to me but to them it's can mean a great deal. A light switch, a dimmer? How about a spark? So small and quick you'd miss if you blink. Moving from person to person by a simple question "I see suffering, what can I do?" Lead, follow or get out of the way. <--- I like cats.