The Rose Colored Glass on Canada


 We can gain a lesson about being deceived by the rose colored glass from the U.S. government’s intrusion into Canada.

This is the second post in a series on how to protect ourselves from perceptions created by the rose colored glass.  See the first post  if you missed it… Beating illusions from the rose colored glass.

When investing I look for ideas that will never change… like our need for food, water, clothing.

When it comes to lifestyle I work on the premise that things will always change.  No one can see what will happen in any one country’s future.

Canada for example always leaves me with a warm… wooly feel.  Growing up in Portland, Oregon, Seattle and Vancouver BC were like part of town.  We went in and out as if we were residents there.

The Canadians are the sensible… peaceful nation than the elephant they sleep with and should emulate more.   If it were not for those cold winters!

Yet we’ll see here how things are achangin.

More on government intrusion into Canada in a moment.   First. may I share what a glorious day it is up here in the Blue Ridge Mountains?   The garden is bursting with colors like an English

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country garden… especially the lilies and rose.

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Rose in our garden.

The veggie garden is doing well.  No more lettuce will be required from the store and we have squash, tomatoes and beans getting ready and the…

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first sunflowers are nicely in bloom.

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There is a nice explosion of Day Lilies in front of the house and at the entrance… a very

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colorful array.

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Our Super Thinking + Writer’s camp starts here this evening and I was talking to one of the delegates who arrived early.

He noted how this has all the qualities of a great survival place… isolated… far from any major city, plentiful gravity fed water… abundant availability of food, fuel (wood)  and hydro power.  Many think we moved here for this reason… but it’s the beauty… freshness… the ability for morning barefoot walks in wet grass amidst the gardens… for some running with the hound up to the hot tub getting the wood stove burning… enjoying the smoky feel in the woods and a hot soak.

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Here is our deep woods, spring fed. wood fired heated, cedar Japanese Ofuru soaking tub.

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Every soak is in fresh filled, mineralized, gravity fed sacred waters from an ancient spring that is a historical site.

These wonderful features are why Merri and I are here during the summers and fall.  Any survival features are an added benefit because we should gravitate to what we love… not run from our fears.

Back to Canada……. we can see how government intrusion is encroaching here.

Excerpts from a recent CBS Canada news article entitled “Focus is Great Lakes area in search for drugs, migrants” shows us how changes are taking place along our longest unprotected boarder when it says (bolds are mine): The U.S. Department of Homeland Security launched another unmanned surveillance aircraft over the Canadian border on Monday, this time in the Great Lakes area, to try to stem the flow of drugs, migrants and terrorists into the country, U.S. officials told CBC News.

The first unmanned surveillance began over the Manitoba portion of Canada’s border with the U.S. in February with a $10-million plane based at a military facility in Grand Forks, N.D.

In eastern Canada, the focus of the Predator is the Akwesasne Mohawk Territory, which straddles the St. Lawrence River near Cornwall, Ont., and sprawls across the border of New York state.

“Essentially, we’re supplying high-grade marijuana through this one small rural county of 50,000 people, thanks to the border, to all of the northeast,” said Derek Champagne, district attorney of Franklin County, N.Y., and head of the area’s border and narcotics task force.

However, people on the reserve are uneasy about being watched, Mohawk youth counsellor Brant Davis said.

“We no longer have the life we had 20 years ago here. Cameras, infrared, laser, informants, everything.”

The border with British Columbia may be the next location the Predator visits after the trial wraps up this Thursday.

If the tests are successful, the surveillance will become permanent, Homeland Security says.

I do not like the feeling of this at all.  Even though the reports say the drones stay in US airspace, this activity seems too much like spying on our Canadian neighbors.   Plus history suggests that each time technology like this is implemented the use grows.

Evidently Ron Paul does not like this either. two days ago he posted a message entitled “Unconstitutional Use of Drones Must Stop”.

Here is an excerpt.  Again bolds are mine:  Last week I joined several of my colleagues in sending a letter to President Obama requesting clarification of his criteria for the lethal use of drones overseas. Administration officials assure us that a “high degree of confidence” is required that the person targeted by a drone is a terrorist. However, press reports have suggested that mere “patterns of behavior” and other vague criteria are actually being used to decide who to target in a drone strike. I am concerned that an already troublingly low threshold for execution on foreign soil may be even lower than we imagined.

The use of drones overseas may have become so convenient, operated as they are from a great distance, that far more “collateral damage” has become acceptable. Collateral damage is a polite way of saying “killing innocent civilians.” Is the ease of drone use a slippery slope to disregard for justice, and if so what might that mean for us as they become more widely used on American soil against American citizens?

This dramatic increase in the use of drones and the lowered threshold for their use to kill foreigners has tremendous implications for our national security. At home, some claim the use of drones reduces risk to American service members. But this can be true only in the most shortsighted sense. Internationally the expanded use of drones is wildly unpopular and in fact creates more enemies than it eliminates.

I agree with Paul and the Mohawks.  People do not like to be watched.  Watching is a predatory action.  The Canadians are such good friends.  This is a great nation. Let’s not do something like this that could offend them.

However these views are not the point of this message.  The point is that we cannot foresee change and that such security technology is alluring and attractive to ALL governments because it appears that at least some Canadians want drones too!

Excerpts from a February 2012 article “Why Canada Needs Drones” by  Ontario Senator Colin Kenny says:   A front-page article in the National Post last week reported that the Canadian government is considering purchasing some drones – perhaps half a dozen – as it begins to publicly perspire over its commitment to purchase sixty-five F-35 fighter jets.

Drones, or Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (UAVs), are aerial robots used for surveillance or attack. Canadian troops used them for surveillance on the battlefield in Afghanistan; the Americans are turning to them as a cost-effective component of maintaining military supremacy.

If the government is serious about purchasing UAVs, I tip my cap. When I served as Chair of the Senate Committee on National Security and Defense, we recommended their use to defend Canada’s coastlines. Drones are also incredibly useful in saving lives on the battlefield.

Here is more, an Amtech blog article of June 2, 2012 entitled “Canadian Government hopes drones will cool off Arctic dispute” says   This week’s article focuses on the Canadian Government’s (i.e. Ottawa’s) purchase of specialized airplanes for Arctic surveillance. Although Canada is generally considered the “owner” of the Northern most part of our planet, other countries, namely Russia, have also claimed sovereignty (i.e. ownership) on this area. So, how will planes help Canada keep “the true North strong and free”?

Well, recent developments in the aviation industry are changing powered flight as we know it, and this is especially true of military aircraft.  That technology is the autonomous aircraft, a plane that flies either by remote control or pre-programmed commands. While unmanned drones have made headlines as the technology that helped track Osama Bin Laden, these remote flyers have also been used for non-military purposes: spraying pesticides, extinguishing forest fires, researching hurricanes, and searching for valuable natural resources. The Royal Canadian Air Force see this technology as perfectly suited to the remote, unwelcoming Arctic.

Here is the point that is important for us to consider.  Change is continual and it will become increasingly difficult for us to run away from being watched.   Wherever we go governments might employ drone and other anti privacy technology Even more newer technology may come that alters our life even more.

We’ll see in this series how privacy in Mexico is changing… Ecuador and even more so the country that invented common rights, England.

We can look back on the good old days when we were not watched all the time by big brother.  Follow the lead that life sends you.  Be attracted to what you love and do not let your fears dominate where you go… how you live… what you do.   If you move to escape the drones, you may well find they are still above… watching you.

This series will share more on how we can still use the Six Point Command Posture… but let’s emphasize that finding and fulfilling our purpose in life… not escaping change is the route to everlasting wealth and the best natural health.

Gary

We cannot control others. We cannot see the future. We can make ourselves more effective and adaptable to change.  This is why we have shifted the emphasis of our courses to inner improvement so we are best able to adapt to whatever change comes our way with Super Thinking.

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The Learn Spanish in three day course is now available online.

Read below to see why we are offering our Super Spanish course online for the first time .

Speaking Spanish is a huge benefit on its own.  You can become one of the rare North Americans who can get along in Spanish speaking countries.  You can be one of the special people who can communicate with 10 million non-English speakers in the USA.  Spanish is the second most used language in the USA.  There are more Spanish speakers than speakers of Chinese, French, German, Italian, Hawaiian, and the Native American languages combined.  According to the Census Bureau, Spanish is the primary language of nearly 50 million people in the US.  This is the largest Spanish-speaking community outside of Mexico. Only half of these speakers also speak English “very well,” and 19% do not speak Spanish at all.

You can tap into all this potential when you speak Spanish.  Yet there are more benefits.

An article in England’s leading newspaper, the Telegraph, entitled “Why learn a foreign language? Benefits of bilingualism” (1) sum up the biggest benefit of learning a second language and increased intelligence.  The article says: “Learning a foreign language is more than just a boost to your CV or handy for traveling.  It will make you smarter, more decisive and even better at English.  Physiological studies have found that speaking two or more languages is a great asset to the cognitive process.  The brains of bilingual people operate differently than single language speakers, and these differences offer several mental benefits.”

The article then explains studies that show seven cognitive advantages gained from learning a foreign language.

#1:  You become smarter
#2:  You build multitasking skills
#3:  You stave off Alzheimer’s and dementia
#4:  Your memory improves
#5:  You become more perceptive
#6:  Your decision-making skills improve
#7:  You improve your English

Does it sound impossible to learn Spanish in three days?  Yes, it is impossible when you try to learn Spanish in the old, traditional way.

Though you may choose to take more time using this course to learn Spanish, thousands of our readers have learned at our Spanish courses.

There is a scientific method of learning… proven and described in numerous best selling books that create educational jumps by making education natural, easy and fun.   This course works because it is education without stress!

This method was created and refined by the Bulgarian educational master, Georgi Lozanov, who transformed the entire Soviet educational system to such a degree that this third world country beat the USA into space.

Merri was lucky to be one of a handful of students outside of Bulgaria who were allowed to be taught this system in the early 70s.  She practiced this unique and remarkable form of education for  four decades. It was a delight!

Merri and I began integrating these techniques with other shamanic and educational tactics we had gained in our global travels and then applied them to teach Spanish in three days.

The course has been proven again and again by the thousands who have used this system.  You can read a few of the many raves we have received from delegates who have learned from the Super Thinking Spanish course we created.

Here are a few quotes from delegates of the course.

One delegate from St. Louis wrote:  Hi Gary,  Just ended forty-five years in dentistry last week, and I’m on to a new career.  What is my new career?  Still formulating, but the eye -opening,mind expanding Super-Spanish course last weekend in St. Louis surely shows me the opportunity exists to expand my horizons.

Besides having a lot of nice people to learn our new language; the methods Merri and you developed proved to be just what you said they would be.  We all and I in particular relaxed our way to new learning.  I feel so very comfortable with the basis of my new language skills that I know I will be spitting out great Spanish sentences by the time I reach Ecuador in October.  Last year I spent six weeks in Ecuador and now I plan on conversing with the people.

Today’s excerpt of your newsletter really hit home. You do what you say you will. There are no surprises or hidden sales tricks. The only tricks are beneficial to our learning.  Thank you for a wonderful experience that I was quite unable to grasp how you would pull it off.  You did, however, and I look forward to other courses that you offer, and I have absolutely no doubt they also will work beneficially.  Best regards, Denis Molloy.

Another wrote about the Super Spanish course:   Buenos Dias, here is a testimonial for Super Thinking-Super Spanish.  Please feel free to use all or part in promotions for the course.  In addition, you may give my email address to any prospect “on the fence” about enrolling.  Yesterday, in Cotacachi, Ecuador, I finished Super Spanish.  I had high expectations for the course and they were exceeded.

After three days, I can speak Spanish in complete sentences. In simple conversations, such as buying groceries or ordering a meal, I can make myself understood. I think that’s incredible!

Although I am far from the competence level of a native speaker, I feel I’ve taken a giant step forward in learning Spanish so that I can experience the people and culture of Ecuador.  The foregoing benefits would have more than justified the time and money I invested in Super Spanish.  And learning some Spanish was not the most important benefit I got from the course.

Prior to leaving the USA, I had felt for some time that the pace of life there was unhealthy for me (and for most people) and I did nothing about it.

I’ve thought about the pace issue during the course.  One of the key elements Merri Scott designed into Super Spanish is placing the student in the optimal state for learning.  In class, the past three days, I’ve been re-introduced to guided journeys and introduced to the calming effects of Baroque music (www.sundaybaroque.org).  What a blessing! I’m inclined to make one or both a daily part of my life.   Rob Christi.  Cotacachi, Ecuador

Another attendee from a course wrote:   “I took this incredible class a few weeks ago, and I would like to tell anyone that is interested, that it is an amazing three days of learning with lots of laughs included. You leave everyday wanting to learn more and are so excited to do so.

“Other Spanish classes and tutoring made us feel like it would take forever to get to the point where we could put it into practice, but this method gave us a more fluent use for everyday life almost immediately AND the confidence to use it.  It is a fantastic way to show people how much they know and give confidence to learn and use Spanish creating a momentum.

“They made learning Spanish easy and fun in a very relaxed, comfortable atmosphere.  I would definitely recommend this course.  Even if you know some Spanish, this helps make it easier because of the less stress that no verb conjugations gives you.  This gives you more confidence in yourself to try and speak it more.

 “The stress free atmosphere and tons of interaction and participation were very conducive to learning.  The relaxation techniques alone are worth the price.  The fact that I can now feel more comfortable conversing in Spanish with my new friends and neighbors is priceless.  Muchas, muchas gracias.”

“I loved the relaxed environment.  I picked up quite a lot of new vocabulary.  I found this course very informative about how the language works, how I can make sentences and understand others better!  Muchas Gracias!  I had a call from Telcel (the local phone company) after our second class and I was able to speak and understand them for the first time. Despacio (meaning slowly) … a great word!  Everyone should take this course before they pick up bad habits.”

“I liked how simply the course was organized and the positive attitude about learning.  Thank you so much for helping me to learn Spanish!”

“I liked the laid back yet professional approach.  I highly recommend this new, relaxing method of learning Spanish,  I feel a lot more confident in the delivery of my words and sentences. It was taught in an excellent and very professional way.

“It was a very enjoyable class.”

How The Course Works

The first tactic is to use Baroque music in the learning process.  At least three best selling books, “Superlearning”, the “Mozart Effect” and “Superlearning 2000” have revealed insights about how to learn and think more powerfully based on systems drawn from the Bulgarian educational master, Dr. Georgi Lozanov.  Merri Scott was among just a few who learned directly from Lozanov.

The second tactic uses 17 unique lessons to provide Spanish fluency in a short time.   Let me prove to you how this tactic works by teaching you hundreds of Spanish words in less than 30 seconds.

Here is the proof.

“Most words in English that end in ION are almost identical, just pronounced differently.  For example action is accion, education-educacion, manipulation- manipulacion, etc.”

There you have it.  How long did it take you to read the sentence?  You now know hundreds of Spanish words that you will never forget.

See examples of the words you already know below.

How long would have taken you to memorize all those words?  How soon would you have forgotten them?

This is just one of seventeen Spanish lessons in the course.

The next lesson teaches how to pronounce each of the nouns.

Then, the third lesson teaches almost as many verbs, almost as quickly.

The fourth lesson shows how to avoid conjugating verbs by sticking with the infinitive (far easier than it sounds).  This simple lesson leaves a person sounding like a Spanish professor without ever conjugating a verb.

Lesson five shows how to sound infinitely polite and yet get almost anything desired in Spanish.

Lesson six gives valuable connectors and the seventh lesson triples the Spanish capacity with three words for “yesterday,” “now” and “tomorrow”.

By the end of three days you feel comfortable speaking Spanish.

Plus the system is Impro-Dynamic.  This means your Spanish keeps getting better even though you do not seem to be studying… practicing… or speaking Spanish.

I was amazed by this as I traveled back and forth from the USA to Ecuador.  The longer I was away from Ecuador… the better my Spanish became.  My second language was automatically improving The self improving feature comes because you learn to create Spanish sentences rather than remember them.  The portion of the brain that creates is more powerful than the portion that recalls.  When your mind creates something… it owns it!  You do not have to remember .

During the course you learn 4005 Spanish words that you already know .  

You then learn how to create Spanish sentences from these words.

Throughout the course you learn how to pronounce the sentences you create.

When the course ends… the mind keeps working… and creating… so next time you begin to speak Spanish you’ll be surprised .  You improve even though you have not actively worked on your lingual skill.

Due to the difficulty of getting groups together to learn this valuable technique, we are testing an online beta program for subscribers to use the Super Spanish course at home.   This is a beta test and is available only this week, June 5 to 11, at the highly reduced price of $79.

I’ll be in touch personally via email with each person who signs up for this course to see how it works or what is required to make it better.  Once this test is complete, we plan to offer the program on a larger scale and at a much higher price.

The course has our, full satisfaction or money back, guarantee.  Try Super Spanish for 60 days.  If not fully satisfied, simply let us know for a full refund.

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Here are more testimonials from previous Super Spanish Courses.

Maggie wrote: It didn’t really seem possible that we would be speaking and understanding Spanish in only 3 days but the course made it happen in a very supportive learning environment.  I would highly recommend this course for anyone wishing to learn “practical Spanish”.  The teaching methods, use of relaxation, the use of native Spanish speakers for pronunciation and the teachers themselves who were approachable and helpful and always positive made this a very valuable class.

This course improved my self confidence in my ability to learn and retain a language.  It was presented with genuine enthusiasm, great energy and the style of learning is very effective. Gracias!  It was a great experience.

Nadine wrote: “Just spent the last 3 days in the most wonderful learning environment learning Spanish.  What an amazing learning experience!!  First day out of class and I could not stop thinking in Spanish WOW!!  I am amazed by how much I learned, retained and how much more is showing up now that I am out of class.  And the best part is THERE WAS NO STUDYING!! Indeed this is Super Thinking!!!  I would highly recommend this to anyone that has ever had a desire to learn another language or learn anything in record time.

And a few days after that ….  As I went through my day, just hanging out with my son, I could see myself starting to think in Spanish.  At first I thought it was amusing but as it continued and increased I thought “My goodness this is really remarkable amazing” It was really an effortless unfolding.  I wasn’t at any point “trying” to think in Spanish, just words I knew would fly across the screen in my mind.  And then this afternoon, my son cuddled up on the couch to watch some cartoons on his ipad and was watching Peppa Pig in Spanish…hmm coincidence?  I think not, I’m radiating Spanish so much that my son is being influenced!  Thanks a million again.  This weekend the best learning experience of my life!!

If you have ever had a desire to learn Spanish this is the way to do it!  By the end of the first day I had more confidence and more practical ability than I had from any previous courses I had taken.  It was fun and relaxed and full of laughter.  You will leave this class excited to use what you have learned.  Rather than leaving overwhelmed with how much you have yet to learn and master, you are equipped with the knowledge and know how to go out and communicate as well as the excitement to do it!”

Gary noted:  “The whole approach is positive and conducive to learning at a level that benefits ALL participants.  It is not intimidating and does not set up a pass/fail atmosphere.  The presenters are terrific and the results unbelievable.  It was relaxed, informal, friendly and effective.”

Twila said:  “This class provided a very refreshing and relaxed way of learning.  The atmosphere felt very safe to say the words you were practicing.  I learned a lot in a way that will make it easy to apply.  Starting with conversation is way more fun.  How quickly you can learn!  It was a great group, great instructors and great stories.

The atmosphere in the classroom was so relaxed that learning Spanish felt like a breeze and not like a painful task.  The relaxation exercises are really conducive to language learning.  We learned A LOT in a short time and it was fun and the environment was non-threatening.”

Brigitte sent this:  “Buenos Dias, Suzanne. su clase de espanol es excelente! Muchas Gracias!  
I have already done what you suggested and went into the program listening to the music and going over the lessons.  I know: Repetition……reinforcement…..thinking in the new language….it’s all part of it.  I loved your course and will certainly recommend it to friends.  Who knows….I might feel the urge and have the opportunity to repeat it at your beautiful place in Puerto Aventuras…..Quien sabe? Hasta otro dia y saludos a su familia.”

Marie wrote:  “I would highly recommend this course.  The amount covered in 3 days is amazing!  All with no stress.  The correlation lessons and pronunciation practice has greatly reduced my anxiety to go out and use my Spanish.  I really enjoyed the whole process and thank you for the take away tools.”

Learn Spanish online $79

Gary

Here is the English translation of a few of the many Spanish words you now know and will never forget.  How long would it have taken you to memorize them?  How soon would you forget?

“Most words in English that end in ION are almost identical, just pronounced differently.  For example, action is accion, education-educacion, manipulation- manipulacion, etc.”

Some more of these words:  Combination, Attrition, Education, Vacation, Petition, Lotion, Motion, Construction, Abduction, Pronunciation, Concentration and a ton of others!

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(1) www.telegraph.co.uk Benefits-of-bilingualism.html

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