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10/31/16 – The bout between Megyn Kelly and Newt Gingrich

Wow! When you put two #15 FCILs in the ring, watch out! That is, you may not see much Animate emotion, nor physical punches being thrown, but the intensity in the room will be unequaled. That’s what happened last night between Fox’s Megyn Kelly and former House Speaker Newt Gingrich, who questioned the stories of women accusing Trump of sexual assault, as well as it’s overall importance. to the elections.

So, so it’s worth 23 minutes of the three networks to cover that story, and Hillary Clinton had a secret speech in Brazil to a bank that pays her 225,000 dollars, saying her dream is an open border where 600 million people could come to America,” said Gingrich. “I mean, you want to go back through the tapes of your show recently, you are fascinated with sex, and you don’t care about public policy.

Megyn looked dumbfounded. Me? Really? she said, laughing, and went on to argue the issues had been covered by her and others. Gingrich didn’t stop there, but went on to tell Kelly, “I just want to hear you use the words. I want to hear you use the words Bill Clinton, sexual predator. I dare you. Say Bill Clinton, sexual predator. Kelly responded, “Mr. Speaker, we’ve covered excuse me, sir” Megyn then later abruptly ended the segment by saying, “We’re going to have to leave it at that, and you can take your anger issues and spend some time working on them, Mr. Speaker. Thanks for being here.

So what do we make of all this? There are those who wonder why Gingrich challenged Kelly to acknowledge Bill Clinton as a sexual predator (which actually has been proven, even forcing him to pay nearly a million dollars). Well, Megyn had implied Mr. Trump was a sexual predator just moments before during their combative conversation. It’s easy to understand why #15 Gingrich challenged #15 Kelly, and rightfully so. Yet, his words could have been better chosen and gracious, causing her and the viewing audience to better identify the best facts for comparison and in their proper contexts. Truth be told, it goes far beyond Newt’s discourse; this wise approach also applies to Ms. Megyn, Hillary, The Donald, and ALL the rest of us!

Scripture makes it clear that it’s always best to follow God’s advice in conversations, such as when He says through King Solomon in the Biblical book of Proverbs, A soft answer turns away wrath, but a harsh word stirs up anger, or Gracious words are like a honeycomb, sweetness to the soul and health to the body, or There is one whose rash words are like sword thrusts, but the tongue of the wise brings healing.

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10/26/16 – Boris Diaw sure loves his coffee!

We want to talk about one particular #2 BEAR in the NBA, and his name is Boris Diaw.

Diaw plays for the Utah Jazz, and the man loves his coffee. In fact, he loves coffee so much that he nicknamed himself Borista and had his own a coffee machine put in his locker when he was with the Spurs. He even posted a picture of himself drinking coffee while watching the sunrise at the Grand Canyon recently. In fact, if you click our source link, you’ll see several pictures of him drinking coffee in various places, from Rio to Phoenix to areas all around the world. Some are looking for a photograph of him drinking coffee while in space!

What is ironically funny is that, of all the 16 Brain Types, the #2 BEAR is arguably the least driven. They constantly underestimate their own abilities and accomplishments, which can keep them from doing something that a far less capable person will end up doing. They just love the simple things of life, which tempers their aspirations. As a result, we often find #2s living long lives, albeit the males in particular who don’t overly stress about matters (and who are even more live-and-let-live than their female counterparts who more easily access the #2‘s non-dominant, Left brain).

Coffee gives you energy. After all, it’s made from the coffee bean, which contains caffeine. One serving size (28 pieces), in fact, contains 336 milligrams of it. As such, if anyone has an excuse to drink coffee, it would be your Back brain dominant Brain Types. Remember that Back-brainers are compelled to recharge their batteries from within. They build their energy when they have time and space to be alone, and throughout the day they are prone to conserve it. Turning back to Diaw, he of all people could find himself becoming reliant on caffeine, simply because it gives him more energy for what he needs to do each day. He is an NBA basketball player, after all, and that requires a great deal of physical exertion, as well as social exertion.

The problem is, coffee stimulates the adrenal glands, which means that every time you drink it, you are activating the body’s fight-or-flight response. Instead of releasing adrenaline so the body can react to a true stress, the adrenals are releasing this hormone in response to your coffee. In other words, it’s like waking up every morning to something terrifying for your body! In time, your adrenals can wear out, and that’s not a good thing. If you are a coffee drinker, therefore, beware of drinking too frequently, or becoming too reliant (especially you Back brainers!). Moderation is always a good thing in every area of your life, and caffeine intake is definitely one of them. And yes, we know well all the studies that show benefits to coffee. Yet with all issues, including foods, one must weigh the pros with cons and then carefully make wise choices. (By the way, drinking gasoline does wonders for cleaning artery walls, but we would strongly oppose such a practice.)

We look forward to seeing Boris Diaw in space.

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10/24/16 – Charles Barkley flies to Craig Sager’s side

They can be the first to punch you, or the first to hug you. They may leave you up in a hospital, or they may be the first to visit you in a hospital. We are talking about the oftentimes unpredictable #1 FEAR, and in this case we’re focusing on Charles Barkley.

Craig Sager (#13 FCIR), the ever colorful clothes-wearing sports reporter, underwent his third bone marrow transplant recently as he continues to battle leukemia. His wife is usually by his side, but due to an illness of her own, she was unable to be with Sager during the transplant. Mr. Barkley caught word of this, and took an immediate flight to be by Craig’s side, despite having JUST come off of hip replacement surgery himself! Barkley’s doctors put him under strict orders to not travel, but Charles would have none of it. Sager’s son Tweeted, “Have to thank Barkley for keeping my dad company today in Houston and for being there every step.”

“Craig Sager is one of the most interesting people I’ve ever met,” said Barkley. “We go to see Sager to cheer him up, and by the time you leave, you’re like, ‘Is anything wrong with him?’ He has the most positive attitude. When you go to try and cheer him up, his attitude is so upbeat, he cheers you up.”

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10/19/16 – Alex Trebek and nerdy “losers”

They are prone to say it like it is, unless curtailed by political, financial, or similar-type motives. So, when Alex Trebek (#15 FCIL) of the ‘Jeopardy’ game show came one step shy of calling one contestant a “loser”, it really didn’t come as a surprise.

“Alex Trebek had harsh words for one Jeopardy contestant on Wednesday night’s episode,” writes one author. It came when librarian and contestant Susan Cole described her favorite genre of music, called “Nerdcore,” in which she told Alex, “Nerdcore is rapping about the things nerds love. Video games, science-fiction, having a hard time meeting romantic partners. It’s really catchy and fun.”  Trebek didn’t waste a second, stating, “Losers, in other words.”  Susan reacted with an awkward laugh, seemingly flustered. “Cole, however, got the last laugh. She beat out the competition and walked away with $22,600.”

Yes, it is often the “nerds” who win intellectual game shows, and 9 times out of 10 they are #13 FCIRs. To be sure, other Brain Types like the #14 BCIR or #16 BCIL could give the #13s a run for their money in a more private setting, but when it comes to thinking quick on their feet in front of millions of viewers on television (and a live studio audience), the Front brain dominant #13s have a genetic edge. They also have quicker reaction times (Q1), a definite must once Trebek reads the question (or answer, rather).

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10/17/16 – Kawhi Leonard shows his true colors

The “Introvert” is finally beginning to show his true colors, or shall we say “genetic makeup,” also known as genotype. His persona, or phenotype, has long been described as quiet, but we have been telling BTInsiders from the beginning that he is clearly Front brain dominant and high energy. We are talking about the NBA’s Kawhi Leonard, a #13 FCIR, who is being pushed by coach Gregg Popovich (#16 BCIL) to be the voice of his Spurs team. I’ve been in the system a long time,” says Kawhi. “I know what Pop expects. Since I know what to do and what areas we’re lacking in, I can now be vocal with the young guys.

During a recent game, Popovich was reportedly very pleased at how easily “the once-reluctant star communicated.” Said Gregg, He talks in timeouts now. He’s joking with people more. You can see he demands the ball more and people know how to play with him in the middle of everything.

The beauty of Brain Typing is seeing past the persona and revealing what people truly are, genetically, on the inside. Leonard is innately gifted to be a speaker and leader, and the ease with which he has learned to communicate comes as no surprise to those who knew of his Q1 inborn design. If he can stay disciplined (quality of the Left hemisphere), while keeping his Right brain calm and collected, Leonard could and should well become the new trusted voice of the San Antonio Spurs.

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10/14/16 – Clinton vs. Trump: The ultimate firestorm

It has become the firestorms of all firestorms. This season’s Presidential elections are seemingly unequaled to any in U.S. history, with scandal after scandal on both sides of the political spectrum seemingly popping up every day. For Hillary Clinton, the former Secretary of State is desperately trying to circumvent accusations of all-out criminal activity, from deleting 33,000 emails to the events surrounding Benghazi to hiding her husband’s purported multiple incidences of rape. If you watched last week’s debate, you would have noticed Juanita Broaddrick, Paula Jones, Kathleen Willey, and Kathy Shelton sitting in the stands. On the Trump side, the millionaire tycoon is attempting to put to rest tapes that he has labeled “locker room talk” in which he can be heard speaking about touching women without their consent.

Remember, now, that both Clinton and Trump are #15 FCILs with largely different personas highly based on nurture. Their paths, too, have been directed by youth and upbringing, with Hillary quickly becoming the queen of politics and Donald the king of real estate. Bill and Hillary well-learned early on together in Arkansas to play the game of moral on the surface and backhanded under the table. Whether it be cases of rape, murder, extortion, perjury, etc., every imaginable scandal has been following them like an eerie shadow. While no one truly knows which are true or false, Trump has, in spite of his own sexual controversies, been able to keep competitive this Presidential race simply because so many Americans are fed up with the overly-clandestine Clintons and the radical change from traditional America.

And so we have the 3-wheel FCIL bandwagon with Donald, Bill, and Hillary, and for a 4th wheel we could even throw in Michelle Obama and her strong but masked desire to one day become the next POTUS. In short, Bill and Hillary have become the face of corporate, big banking globalism, while Trump has defended small-business nationalism. Both individuals, as agreed by many, are significantly flawed, yet to many evangelical Christians (a major voting block), one more closely fits the Biblical guidelines. Consider this:

“I urge, then, first of all, that petitions, prayers, intercession and thanksgiving be made for all people–for kings and all those in authority, that we may live peaceful and quiet lives in all godliness and holiness.” I Timothy 2:2

The first-century apostle Paul wrote these words from a cold jail cell to his cherished friend and pupil, Timothy, and they ring as true today as they did 2,000 years ago. Paul was simply saying, “Pray for a leader who will leave us alone!” First and foremost, it was to seek religious freedom amid the tyrannical rulers of Rome and elsewhere, not only for the uprightness and purity for one’s family but also for the ethical preservation of society as a whole. Contrast this with the direction of the current globalist movement which advocates Judeo-Christian standards be removed in order for it to succeed. It believes leadership must have the ultimate control to legislate all morality and standards. In other words, they become little gods on earth, and all values become subjective to their whims rather than embrace the absolutes from heaven as penned in the Scriptures.

Thus, whether it be matters of the unborn, euthanasia, sexuality, all social norms including economic standards, and everything else, self-ascribed elite leaders must manipulate matters to achieve their self-serving visions. The lower classes are there to serve leadership’s secular standards, not to be interfered with by long-standing religious absolutes.

Bringing this into our present political moment, though Donald Trump is a man distinctly flawed, he more closely fits such New Testament leadership criteria verbally and on paper. Rather than making timeless scriptural standards hate crimes and labeled as some type of phobia (as does his opposition), he would be regarded as the superior Caesar for whom to pray succeeds. Are you a Republican or a Democrat? Thankfully, it does not matter. This is an issue of our most basic American freedoms (especially religious), freedoms the majority of people throughout history only wish they could have had. For some 250 years, Americans have been richly blessed from above.

It’s also good to note that when religious liberty is vanquished, all other freedoms become in jeopardy, soon to be lost as it’s now a subjective game, determined by those who know better. So America faces its biggest battle yet, even dwarfing Lincoln’s Civil War, since it now must choose whether it pursues secular progressivism or tries to reverse its course to reclaim some of its Constitutional fundamentals.

And now, one more debate next week! Hillary was largely viewed as winning the first, and Donald the second. All gloves will be off, with Trump fighting an uphill battle for sure. If he can emphasize his message of personal freedoms, protection of the 2nd amendment, and continuation of liberties and upward mobility for all Americans, it will serve his campaign well.

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10/12/16 – Tony La Russa grills Colin Kaepernick

The #16 BCIL typically doesn’t mind stepping on toes, particularly on issues about which they are principled. They possess critical minds that question everything, logically pursuing every avenue of doubt. Attempt to “pull the wool over their eyes,” and you will likely fail!

While there have been critics of the NFL’s Colin Kaepernick (#13 FCIRand his new practice of sitting/kneeling during the national anthem, none have perhaps come out to criticize him so poignantly as baseball’s Tony LaRusa (#16). To say the least, Tony is skeptical of Colin, stating a few weeks ago, “I really question the sincerity of somebody like Kaepernick. I remember when he was on top. I never heard him talk about anything but himself. Now all of a sudden he’s struggling for attention and he makes this big pitch. I don’t buy it. And even if he was sincere, there are other ways to show your concern. Disrespecting our flag is not the way to do it.”

Ouch! La Russa straight-out beats the bush with a baseball bat and brings into question Colin’s motives! To be fair, he did add the “Even if he was sincere” statement, but Tony went further than most anyone else in the news. To be sure, La Russa was being his “Honest Abe” self (who also shared Tony’s BT), and went on to say like a true statesman, “I know that there’s a constitutional right to express yourself, but I think you have a right as an organization to have a certain philosophy about respecting, whether it’s our Constitution, whether it’s our country, whether its our soldiers…our flag. I would not, to the best of my ability, I would not sanction somebody taking a knee.”

Could we see Tony running for office in the future? From a Brain Type’s perspective, he could be another Ralph Nader, Jimmy Carter, or Harry Reid. Our guess, however, is that he will be sticking with his tried-and-true game of baseball, though we will never say never!

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10/11/16 – The peaceful and playful BCARs, Hill and Clarkson

Do you know much about the #10 BCAR? They are typically playful, fun-loving people who just want to get along with the world and be appreciated for their talents. Their nickname is the “Idealist”, meaning they seek for perfect peace, harmony, and tranquility in life. If they don’t find it, they can be easily discouraged.

On this note, while some athletes in sports have been sitting or kneeling during the national anthem, the NBA’s George Hill and some teammates have been doing something else. We wanted to all be together and embrace . That’s what we think the world really needs is unity and togetherness. Yes, unity and togetherness are important for the dominant Animate #10.

And on the note of playfulness, Jordan Clarkson was quite playful after he heard Luke Walton (#6 BEIR) had been hired by his Los Angeles Laker team. When he (Luke) got hired I ran around my house for like 5 minutes. Jumped over the couch like 3 or 4 times in excitement. Lol, we guarantee you someone like Pau Gasol (#15 FCIL) wouldn’t be seen jumping over couches even if he were just as excited as Jordan! (The Left-brainer would also likely hurt himself.) If Clarkson had been, in fact, the actual Peter Pan when he heard the news, we guarantee you he would have flown over the couch!

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10/10/16 – Mayor Kevin Johnson beats man to a pulp

While their personalities are typically passive, watch out when you get them mad! Sacramento mayor and former NBA star Kevin Johnson (#2 BEAR) lost his cool recently when a protester threw a store-bought pie in the mayor’s face at a dinner event. “After the protester ran up and threw what one witness said was a pie with whipped cream in Johnson’s face, Johnson reportedly attacked the man.” Another witness said that Johnson immediately tackled the protester and began punching his face repeatedly, beating the man to a “bloody pulp.”

Not your typical mayor, eh?

There were reportedly 200 people in attendance for the farm-to-table dinner event, and the crowd was said to give Johnson a round of applause after he changed clothes and apologized for what happened. As Jon Niednagel writes in Brain Types and Parenting regarding the #2 design, “Their Right-brained Animate ‘feelings’ can be moody, even angered at times. Although BEARs are innately kind-hearted, they can also demonstrate stubbornness and a temper if provoked.”

Next time, Mayor Johnson, just call in security and let them handle it.

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10/7/16 – Goodbye to Vin Scully and Dick Enberg

They were two men with an uncanny ability to connect with their audiences on a personal, familial level, but both are now sadly saying goodbye at the same time. During a season in which Dodgers legend Vin Scully is being enshrined across baseball everywhere, Padres commentator Dick Enberg will also be dropping the microphone.

What made these two men unique among broadcasters? They both possess Conceptual, Animate Brain Types, also known as the CA “Stork.”  While Scully is a Left brain dominant #11 FCAL, Enberg is a Right brain dominant #9 FCAREnberg has broadcasted for nearly 60 years across a variety of sports, while Scully has stayed tried and true to his Dodgers for a whopping 67 years. He called his first Dodgers game, in fact, back in 1950 when Jackie Robinson (#9 FCAR) had broken the color barrier when he’d joined the Dodgers three years earlier.

Remember, as “Storks,” the CA Brain Types are gifted in speech (mouth) fluidity, as well as speech (mouth) control. As Niednagel writes in Brain Types and Parenting, these designs “usually pursue vocations that maximize their speaking or language skills, such as teaching, public speaking, singing, motivating, counseling, selling, writing, etc.”  Boy did these two fellows maximize their inborn potential for more than half a century! Vin Scully was nicknamed a “poet-philosopher” for his in-depth, erudite communication that also conveyed warmth and feeling. “Scully has always exuded an aura of accessibility,” writes one author, “ready with a smile for a fan’s camera and an autograph, and imbued with an unaffected sense of humility.”

As for Enberg, Padres president and CEO Mike Dee says of him, “Every major sports moment, it seems his voice is a part of it. You felt like you knew him before you did, because he was so personal in the way he connected with the viewers and described the action.” And like Jon Niednagel’s late, longtime friend Vic Braden (#9), Dick won’t be sitting still anytime soon. “At 81, I want to continue to be creative, I think that keeps you young,” Enberg said. “Part of that process would be to go back and teach. … Everyday, you can count on the challenge of a raised hand.”

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