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SOTG 641 - Leadership Pt. 4: Integrity and Enthusiasm

SOTG 641 – Leadership Pt. 4: Integrity & Enthusiasm

What is integrity and what does it means to potential leaders? We continue with our leadership training series with the traits of integrity & enthusiasm…

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SOTG 640 - Leadership Pt. 3: Decisiveness & Tact

SOTG 640 – Leadership Pt. 3: Decisiveness & Tact

We progress through our leadership series with decisiveness and tact. Professor Paul explains the best route to decisiveness. Also, he relates a personal…

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SOTG 639 - Leadership Pt. 2: Dependability & Initiative

SOTG 639 – Leadership Pt. 2: Dependability & Initiative

We continue with our leadership series. During this episode with will consider dependability and initiative as positive traits that every leader…

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SOTG 638 - Leadership Pt. 1: Justice & Judgement

SOTG 638 – Leadership Pt. 1: Justice & Judgement

We begin our student of the 14 United State Marine Corps leadership traits with Justice and Judgement. What does justice mean to a leader and how do we…

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SOTG 637 - Pre-Req: What is a Gun? Sports, Games, Hobbies, Liberty

SOTG 637 – Pre-Req: What is a Gun? Sports, Games, Hobbies, Liberty

It is not a rhetorical question. What is a gun? What does it mean for a free man to possess a gun? There are many reasons to own firearms, but only one…

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SOTG 636 - Pre-Req: Liberty is Light

SOTG 636 – Pre-Req: Liberty is Light

Liberty, like light, is not a default occurrence, liberty is a result of productive energy. Far too many Americans are convinced that liberty will…

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SOTG 635 - Pre-Req: Time to Get Off the Fence and Declare Allegiance

SOTG 635 – Pre-Req: Time to Get Off the Fence and Declare Allegiance

The progressive left in America are demonstrating their allegiance to their big government slave masters by calling for the murder of local…

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SOTG 634 - Required Listening: Why You Will Never Find Me Unarmed

SOTG 634 – Pre-Req: Why You Will Never Find Me Unarmed

Why it is so important for a free people to be armed? Why will you never find the Professor unarmed? Over the Labor Day weekend, Paul sat and watched…

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SOTG 633 - Voluntary Discomfort

SOTG 633 – Voluntary Discomfort

Why would anyone ever sign up for voluntary discomfort? Isn’t our prime goal to have a convenient and comfortable life? Professor Paul and Jarrad…

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SOTG 632 - The Cost of Compliance

SOTG 632 – The Cost of Compliance

What is the cost of compliance and who is it that is demanding compliance from the people? We have a perfect example of what happens when you are…

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