Grant Cardone Thread:

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    Regressive Thinking

    Posted on June 26, 2016 by Mark C. Rathbun | 6 Comments
    I covered a Corpus Christi city council proceeding recently for a local newspaper and a grassroots community organization. The experience seemed to me a microcosm for a regressive political trend evident in American politics. The council debated what to do about the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality’s (TCEQ) finding dangerously low disinfectant levels in the city water mains for the second time in as many years. The mayor and two council members utilized all of their time attempting to target the TCEQ for allegedly overreacting to Corpus’ repeated failures to measure up to state water standards. A fourth council member began her like-minded comments as follows, “I am not trusting of government.”
    Think about that for a moment. In essence, she said to voters, “I, your elected government official do not trust the process you entrusted me to direct on your behalf.” It is a common sentiment often expressed in myriad, if covert, ways at all levels of politics in Texas and the United States. It got me to thinking about where we are heading collectively and the kind of thinking that is leading the way.
    Government is the act of governing. Govern is defined as follows by Merriam Webster: “to control or guide the actions of (someone or something).” You obviously govern your own body. When you share space and resources with another or others, you establish agreements as to how that space and those resources will be shared. Roles, duties and responsibilities are assumed or assigned as means of assuring those agreements are kept. It applies to families. It applies to clans. It applies to tribes. It applies to interaction between tribes that share space and resources.
    Quite obviously the more people occupying a given space and sharing a given amount of resources, the more agreements – read, governing – is required in order to maintain peace and order. Any fool – even an inbred hillbilly confined to interacting with his growing clan on an acre of land – understands that natural equation. The more people and the consequent less space and resources, the more agreement is required and the less self-centeredness is afforded. Or, the more people occupying a given space, naturally the less individual freedom of choice to ‘do as thou wilt.’
    It has been observed and thoroughly documented clinically that early stages of infantile thinking begin with the assumption that the child is the center of the universe. Developing awareness of others and the fact that they share space and resources – and cooperating with others in that regard – is incident to the process of maturation. The math becomes intuitive as intelligence evolves.
    It is an interesting and potentially enlightening exercise to contemplate the above-offered equation against one’s own experience and values. Think about the political ideas you have accepted or synthesized against that equation. Do some of your cherished ideas make an awful lot of sense after all? Think about the role models, ideals, and dreams you look to and harbor and how you came to accept them and where they are leading you. Do they make you – and those you share space and resources with – feel happier or more fulfilled? Were they influenced by interests, factions or ideologues working at odds to the simple, natural math? What were the purposes of those (educators, politicians, film makers, media, employers, mentors, etc.) seeding such ideation?
    Think about the firmly-set ideas you may have developed over the years about certain classes of people (political, social, philosophical, religious, national, racial). Are they fair? Or are they expedient? Are they healthy for you and those with whom you share space and resources? Have they led to evolution or have they had a regressive effect?
    This essay is not a promotion for nor condemnation of any particular political faction. If you engage in it earnestly, and follow up with some objective homework, I think it will become evident that political extremes – on either side of the aisle – fueled by greed are the most abundant feeders of the sort of regressive thinking addressed.

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  3. It's sad to see so much energy going into judging this man. He's hugely successful and happily married, I guess some people just can't cope with that.
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  4. Quentinanon Member

    Cardone appears to be in an above average income bracket but we have no facts on his relationship with his wife, nor is that the issue. We do have video evidence that he often abused his mother. I guess some people just can't cope with the fact that he gives a considerable amount of money to a criminal organization.
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  5. RightOn Member

    What is sad to see are Scientologists who refuse to look at the obvious evidence of Scientology's blatant abuse of human rights and the proof of the COS abusing it's "parishioners" by forcing disconnection, enforcing slave labor and coerced abortions for their Sear Org members and fair gaming ANYONE who speaks out against them.
    To stand behind this criminal organization with its many front groups IN ANY WAY (being a member or not) with all the information that is out in the open now, makes all involved complicit in the COS's abuses.
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  6. Fixed it for you
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  7. The Wrong Guy Member

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  8. ravenanon Member

    Douchebaggery is an understatement. Who drags their kid in front of a camera to show off an owie..... o that's right the culty who trained his kid to mention the cult.
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  9. RightOn Member

    Yikes what a dick.
    I don't like that SO many people asked about him about Scientology.
    Think these people won't get trapped into it? Think again!
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  10. Quentinanon Member

    Grant Cardone, predatory narcissist, former cocaine dealer, and now scientology dealer.
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  11. Grant Cardone daughter talks about work

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  12. Best selling Author ?

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  13. He's a creep but less creepy than your friend Marty Rathbun.

  14. You get a thumbs up because that's funny.

    a gift:

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  15. RightOn Member

    Millionaire parents who have ugly ideals that donate millions to a criminal organization who abuses children and adults alike
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  16. They probably get the same valeus pitched to them if their Dad was Donald Trump.
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  17. Quentinanon Member

    Cardone seems to have a callous countenance and a blankness in the eyes.
    Not somebody I would trust.
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  20. Do you have a problem?
  21. Quentinanon Member

    Would love to see Cardone sit on the front of the turbine as it starts.
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  22. Quentinanon Member

    Cardone claims that he had breakfast with Trump. If true, that would indicate that he acts as an OSA informer on Trump.
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    This is the best the Scientology 'Religion' has to offer.
    They've paid a fortune to reach the very highest levels.
    So spiritual and truly an inspiration to all.

    They certainly learned how to humiliate, mock and degrade their 87 year old mother with their LRH Bull-baiting techniques. (Thanks Ron!)
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  24. Quentinanon Member

    I haven't met an "OT 8" who isn't fucked up.
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  25. Starting 11:20 Steven Mango appears to allege that Grant Cardone makes money making bridge loans (no pun intended) to Scientologists to pay for their Bridge to Total Freedom.

  26. On ESMB Steven Mango clarified:

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    I was on the Purif with Grant Cardone when I was in Scientology. I never got a Bridge loan.... but I know that guys LIKE Grant Cardone who were wealthy did give them to other parishoners. I don't have first hand knowledge of Grant doing so.

    Thanks for sharing my video thumbsup2.gif

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  27. The Wrong Guy Member

    Motivational Speaker Grant Cardone Begs On Air for Permission to Use N-Word | TMZ


    A popular motivational speaker desperately wants the right to use the n-word freely, and he made a bizarre plea to do so while hosting his Internet show.

    Grant Cardone -- a best-selling author with 1.1 million Facebook followers -- was in the middle of interviewing entrepreneur Patrick Bet-David a couple weeks ago. The conversation shifted to Miami's diversity when, out of nowhere, Grant straight-up said he wants a stamp of approval to use the n-word.

    Important to note, Cardone wasn't following in Bill Maher's footsteps ... this aired before Maher's ill-fated slavery remark.

    We've reached out to Cardone's camp, so far no word back.

    Source, and video:
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  28. From Wildcat on ESMB:

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    This is new....Grant's wife Elena has gone on FB soliciting "commendations" for her husband. Hmmm....people don't usually solicit commendations unless they need them to combat some attack.

    Is he under Comm Ev from WISE or Flag? (Alert, this is PURE speculation.)

    He's been around long enough he's probably coming under fire from the very group he supports the most. I've seen it before. That's how Scn rolls.

    I can verify she is asking for commendations, but unknown what the circumstances are. She's presenting it as "just something nice I'm doing for him, for the man who has everything" etc.

    I can't help but think there's a serious "need" for this solicitation.

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  29. Quentinanon Member

    Yep, CIC, it appears Grant Cardone is the subject of Hubbard's version of a military tribunal, the Comm Ev. No other reason exists for gullible
    Elena to get commendations to sway the Ronbots appointed to trash Cardone. Maybe Pat Harney or Amber Skjelset were intimidated by Cardone's racism, but they can't complain too overtly because Hubbard's racist pronouncements were far worse.
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  30. Could he possibly be signing up for OT 9 and 10? As I recall, he is OT 8 and has done all of the Ls, so that is the only "positive" reason I can think of. IF he was signing up for 9 and 10, I could see him needing the commendations for eligibility.

    The only other "positive" possibility would be a Medal of Honor, but Grant has never done shit relating to any of Fourth Dynamic campaigns, and has never pretended to. As a result, I don't think this is is a possibility.

    I agree he probably has a problem with the Ethics office, but I thought I'd mention the other possibilities.
  31. tippytoe Member

    Couldn't happen to a more deserving douchebag.
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