Saturday, May 21, 2022

The Gray Man vs. Pattern Recognition ( Situational Awareness & Psychology of Survival)

All right everybody welcome back to our sunday show we're going to talk about pattern analysis how you doing double b g pave everybody else go ahead and chime in when you're there what we're going to talk about tonight is pattern recognition or patterns of life as we talk about it it's something we do when we look for .

Criminals and something we as in what i used to do when we look for terrorists that's how we find people there's all kinds of patterns some are good some are bad some patterns you need to have and should and we're going to talk about different types of patterns how to recognize them and how to identify them .

Ourselves for our own situational awareness and safety and joining me tonight we have david robertson from dmr publications luke is unavailable he is settled in i just haven't been able to get a hold of him how you doing david i'm good i'm good thank you for having .

Me all right so patterns one of the things we look at with patterns i've talked about this on the podcast with bass lines which are a form of patterns are things we're looking at to identify habits that people have criminals use this all the time when they profile .

People what they want to do to break into a place when are you there when are you leaving how do you park your car is the way you park your car tell them something about the day of the week and those are things we're going to look at the 1-2 punch double b says yes yes it is .

So we're going to look at different types of patterns and david is here to talk about patterns as well as he has education and training and homeland security and personal security and if luke was here we'd of course be able to use him when it comes to law enforcement point of view david why don't you tell us a little bit .

Based on your training with homeland security and personal security how patterns play in both good and bad i think i think that uh patterns generally speaking um from not only not only but also also for instance terrorism counterterrorism .

Um um you've got a situation where your i guess it kind of depends on what side of that fence you're trying to be on but yeah it can be uh it can be very telling oops i'm saying they're saying we have an echo so i'm not sure why that is .

That's unfortunate it seems like every week i i have an issue on this thing i fix it then i have a new one and i got to figure that out i think i i think i can solve this echo thing here as long as i pay attention to what i'm doing so one of the things one of the things i .

Wanted to encourage everybody to do when we talk about situational awareness and these patterns are to take a look at yourself in order to not only follow the whole idea of being gray being less noticeable but one thing to do would be to get a notebook if you can write down every single thing you do .

Everything this is when i got up today things you do inside your house not necessarily things you do inside of a building but traveling or things outside of the ordinary here's when i leave my house here's when i start the car went back in the house i stopped at this place .

Here's the route i take don't change anything do it for a week or two the same stuff you normally do and start looking for those patterns maybe you don't leave the exact same time every day but you leave within a 30 minute window so something along those lines and figure out the patterns you have and .

Then figure out which ones you can change and why because some of them you can't change if you've got to go to work a certain time unless you're going to leave real real early you can't really break that but you can break the pattern of the path that you take you can choose that if you always go to groceries or go .

To church at the same time and take the same route you can change the route to change the time you can go get groceries at three o'clock on a different day figure out if you were going to be targeted if you were going to target yourself you're going to rob your own house if you were going to attack you what are .

The things that you were doing this is kind of what we do we track terrorists we look down the patterns of life what do they do when do they go outside when we watched bin laden and we watched all the surveillance videos we looked at how many people were outside when which path did they walk who was smoking .

Who was using a cell phone and was difficult to do because the way they had the house they structured extra roofs over to hide how many people were there we were able to track through satellites and surveillance the heights of people and their gates to try to figure out if they only wanted us to see there was two people or two women that there was .

Actually more than that that's how we knew how many people were there and you got to look at your own self that way when do you get the mail do you always park your car walk back and get the mail do you drive up to the mailbox pull it out then pull in do you come out and get it at a different time those are things people .

Can count on one of the things people can count on is your habits that you can break or change now that being said looking at patterns david give us some ideas of patterns of things people do every day that would be things they probably should change that would make them an easy target that's a good question um .

All right so can you hear me okay okay um let's see here um patterns that they might want to change uh social media postings that would be that would be a big one um routes that you take routes that you walk and this is especially true uh if you happen to be carrying cash money whatever like say for instance you're in .

A situation where um you know you're you're coming from the business or maybe you handle money and you've got to deposit it you know your patterns if i know for instance that you're handling cash um your your patterns your habits make you vulnerable that was .

Something that you know we've had to train a lot of companies on you know trying to to tell them mix that up change that up do something a little bit different um you know also too like uh how you how you handle paydays or grocery store .

All these things you know anything that especially where you've got something that somebody else might want you know you want to you want to change your pattern up um in in just about any way sorry i'm seeing a little bit of a delay so i'm not entirely sure .

If how this is coming across so sorry no it's all right i see some of it too so that's just one more thing i got to figure out this week one of the patterns i always talk to people about is you know when you do say passwords or pin numbers like on you know you got to use a four-digit pen to .

Sign in online people always say don't use the same ones or use these different systems i always talk to people about atm pins because most people don't see what you're doing in atm but we use those all the time now to check out aisle and the thing is no matter what your .

Numbers are for what reason people don't notice that but what people can do is see you typing it in they can see the pattern and if you follow a specific pattern where you just go like this say you go one here one to the right one down and one back up there's only so many places on the .

Keyboard that that could play into it and if they're watching what you're doing all they can do is make one or two guesses to where if they get a hold of your card they can figure out what your pin is and while they won't likely get caught if they use an atm machine they can take your card and .

And use that to spend money because all you need is the pen that's one of the dangers of a debit card people don't think about who can see what you're doing and you're typing in is the person that's charging you that's going to give you a receipt can they see what you're typing in can they see your fingers follow a .

Certain pattern when's the last time you changed that pin number just like when's the last time you changed the password you know every time you hear something even if you only change passwords as a security leak or they say hey your stuff might have got leaked you should change later backward .

That's a memory that's a time you should remember that you need to change that pin number two because it doesn't take much to see that pattern of what you do another thing to look at to like with route 2 drive think about this when you pull into a grocery store parking lot .

And there are tons of vehicles tons of places to park but it's pretty packed are you like most people and you actually come in the same entry point and drive the same pattern path looking for a place to park that's not a good idea people can count on exactly what you're doing and those are patterns you want to .

Break let's see we got any questions out there we do not have any questions yet how are you doing grumpy hrm weapons machinist deb nice to see you nice to see the depths back in the house and the show today hopefully luke sees this and gets the hint that i can't get through to him on .

Text i'm getting his but he's not getting mine we're trying to get him on one of the things about patterns too when we look at like investigations criminal investigations want to have lucon for this i talked about this on a podcast about how with baselines .

But its patterns when they investigate say a crime scene there are certain things they look for that are habitual patterns not just baselines of the situation but these things tend to mean this there's then there's a pattern here we know that because it was broke into this way the crime .

Happened this way the body was found this way whatever it was likely it profiles this type of person it's because while that person who committed that crime might be their first time other people have done that before so something about patterns is not just the pattern that you set .

Or you see in other people realize there's patterns other people follow that you don't follow every day but you follow when it arises it's like driving on the freeway i know people when they drive on the freeway they don't really speed they do the speed limit and that's how they drive all the time but if they have to travel .

Across country they really want to get there and they do what other people do at those times as infrequent interest is and they floor it trying to get there or just like people that use radar detectors looking for police thinking that because there's no radar it's safe to speed .

Or not to drive down this road they're breaking that pattern because they don't want to get caught but what they don't realize is they're setting another pattern usually by following the same habitual route to avoid a situation so part of that is to say one of the things you should be looking .

For i've talked about this before anytime you go into a building anytime you go into a place or just pull into a parking lot you should be looking for multiple exit points for that immediate emergency to drive away or to avoid say hitting a person or an altercation to if something happened and you needed to get .

Out of there something bad what are the options you have while you can see those one of the things you can do is start exploring those when you pull in try pulling in a different way try driving out a different way and see what the traffic's like at that time where the road goes when you walk through the grocery store don't walk in .

Go to the right to the produce and go all the way to the left and come back go the opposite of everybody else maybe that makes you stand out a little bit but do something different go to the middle and go out of order of the aisles even though it's not as good a time getting whatever you want to avoid .

Setting that same pattern because a lot of the patterns like a grocery store people don't realize it's like herding sheep no matter what you think most people when they go in and buy their week's groceries they follow the same pattern of the guys in front of them they tend to go in from the same direction and do the same thing .

Everybody else does so a lot of patterns we follow just by following other people and that's what you got to look out for david what are some patterns or things you can think of people might do not even realizing they're doing it by following other like large groups of people or the .

Situation at the moment uh well you'll see that a lot in in emergency situations especially with for instance natural disaster so when you talk about emergency management situations um can you hear me okay um so sorry uh so like in emergency management situations .

Um a lot of people will go with what this other person who seems very confident might be doing um or following the crowd you know in any situation in chaotic situations we we saw for instance um in some active shooter scenarios a lot of people running to the wrong space because .

Everybody else was running there as well when you factor in the the various things you can do in an active shooter scenario a lot of people will choose the wrong one because other people are doing it so people will follow tend to follow for some reason uh those who are confident in their decisions so you gotta be .

Careful with that uh for sure um but you know in in times of emergency and high stress that's that's really where that part's gonna play in is that kind of what you're referring to yeah it is yeah it is cnc says avoiding simple and subtle patterns of behavior that can also be telling about oneself .

Furthering the anonymity of the gray man that's the thing if you really put the effort in to figure out your patterns or maybe you just want to watch somebody else but watch somebody that's not going to be weird like somebody you live with figure out those patterns you'll be surprised at the things that if somebody .

Close to you that you've kind of knew subconsciously but you'll start seeing differences or changes that they'll make you start figuring out how expansive those patterns can be but the thing is is easy to see the big ones it's easy to identify when a person .

Pulls out and goes to work or goes to the grocery store it's easy to see this guy always does yard work at 8am on saturday it's easy to see those the subtle ones are the ones that are a little more different then you'll start picking up on things about oh well this person's leaving the house at this time like they normally do .

And i never consciously realize that they're always dressed in a certain style of clothing but now it's dramatically different something must have changed so one thing to remember is while you can have chaos which isn't a bad thing in other words not establishing or setting patterns .

You're going to have some and somebody's going to notice it and when you break that pattern even the most subtle way everything's the same about when you left the house but there's something different about your clothing somebody who sees that every day at the same time realizes there's something different we see in tv shows all the .

Time you know it's like the sitcom show and the guys are pulling out going to work and they say hi to each other every day and then they notice something simple oh you're wearing a polo shirt today something simple and they want to know what's going on it's because they notice that change in your pattern .

There's something about your pattern where five percent of it's changed and somebody notices and then you have to realize that that is something else breaking your patterns can be just as noticeable so you need somewhat of an erratic consistency like .

What can you kind of change without changing everything can you park a different way so people can't see how you're getting a car if you want to avoid that conversation can you change how you park your car every time can you leave at erratic times but within a 30 minute window .

So that over time over that 30 minute window you can see what a brother patterns everybody else has and build those up it might take a little longer but not always the same people seeing you so they're not sure when you go to work or why and if if they think about it causes them to think other things like you have a different .

Work schedule you're going somewhere else it's common to like seeing people in the military they could be going to work every day at 4 30 sometimes they'll go at different times over a half hour period because they know what traffic's like that day or they know they got a promotion recently and they .

Have to be there earlier try to be like that change it up a little bit in a window in a window work within the window don't go from 7 30 to 7 45 go from 7 30 to 7 50 to 7 41 make it erratic so there is some consistency there for you that you can .

Count on but you can avoid setting that pattern that people might notice that's going to give them the idea that oh this pattern change stands out let's see what we got here oh and scroll down yeah here's something david on that active shooter happened out there in .

Boulder did you notice anything about that that was different in the pattern of behavior the people that were present during the shooting or the pattern of behavior of the shooting itself or maybe in the first responders actions um well yes and no um you know it's .

Funny every active shooter scenario has its own personality its own thing about it you know um and everybody kind of responds differently to the sounds and to the actions um it's it's really kind of alarming um just how some people respond to those .

Situations and it's it's one of those things where and it's a good point you know i see that the last you know people standing around seemingly uh are not concerned at all about what's going on because you know is this happening is this is this really .

Going on it should should i be alarmed and and when when we hear things like that we tend to and this is a problem we'll we'll look around at the reactions of others and then have a reaction accordingly and that can be a problem um that can be a big problem and i think .

We saw some of that where where the confusion became infectious and and that's something we have to be careful of which actually kind of ties into adam frazier's question i don't know if you saw that but he says where's the balance between .

Avoiding following the crowd and following patterns when not doing so may completely eliminate being grey man because you stand out so drastically well in situations that are drastic and are unfolding in rapid time it's one of those things that if you're if everybody's fleeing in in a direction .

You're you're you're not you're not so dissimilar but you're also not following the crowd i mean so so there there is something that can be done there where that medium uh can occur go ahead sorry it looked like you were gonna say something i was just reading the comments and .

Thinking yeah one thing about that is to understand you can't do it 100 all the time that's just not going to happen when it comes to being gray so you might have to float in and out of it by the second or by the day and identify the situations that's going to work to your .

Advantage into your safety so if you think an actual crowd let's say yours uh you know you're downtown and a crowd shows up not a riot or anything there just happens to be a festival or say you're going to a concert there's times to your advantage when moving with the flow of people .

In and out of a large say a stadium for example you can't really fight it if you want to get anywhere unless you're going to sit on the sidelines and wait it out but if you learn how to move through that crowd and navigate it you can actually kind of get ahead of people if it's say .

Just you or one other person and same way people go to concerts and they just kind of slowly meander through and get their way to the front but then when that's no longer working to your advantage or you don't feel safe anymore then you can move out of the system of what the crowd is doing so maybe using .

Say the grocery store example there's a big sale going to be tons of people going today you want to go to and take advantage you may very well have to go with the crowd and the flow of traffic getting in there and parking and even getting through the doors but once you're in there you then have to decide based on .

The lay of the land and what you can foresee whether it's physical distance or time where can i take advantage of this situation and either do something different than the crowd is doing or do something with the crowd and whether you're going with the crowd or against the crown .

Doesn't make it any more or less anonymous it just depends on whether or not you stand out somebody's always going to notice you that's the one thing people don't realize to live the total life to really be a gray man to live like a spy does who lived abroad doing a job that is all you do 24 7. .

You don't have family ties you don't hang out with your family you don't go do movies unless it's part of your job every movement is planned your life is planned and everything is about surveillance and counter surveillance you can't live that way in the everyday life especially if you have family or real job you'll lose .

Your mind so you look at these regular situations and figure out like i said earlier out of consistency is this large group chaos as we'd call it or is there this is like a school of fish is there a pattern that makes sense to it and how can i use it to my advantage just .

Remember you flow in and out of it constantly it's not going to be 100 of the time it's going to be a question of sometimes moment to moment sometimes hour to hour what's the best thing that i can do that can make it work to my advantage let's oh now david this might be something you .

Can address the global pandemic was a motive to decay the global economy and to realign trade structure in china's favor once again i so i don't want to address so i want to say before i address this question because i'll pull it up again i've already put up next week's show for those who want to watch it we're going .

To talk about every day carry but as soon as this show's over because these shows are meant to only be an hour i'm going to do an unscheduled live one after a short break david will be on that one too and we're going to answer questions like that but i want to we'll answer your question hrm .

On the next show if you're around but i want to answer it in this way for the patterns one of the things about patterns like this and this isn't a knock on you is the statements like this are the ones that come out during any event almost like conspiracy whether it is or not one of the patterns we can see in this .

Is that there's many ways to look at it but we see countries like china and russia's big bad evils therefore anything that happens with them we see it as a consistent pattern recent podcast i did talked about cyber espionage strategy now we look at china and russia and often .

Get it wrong we confuse the two countries and we tend to either because of the way we believe or the media we consume or something we read or some conspiracy site we follow this pattern of going oh this label's on it therefore it's this oh it's the republicans it must be this .

It's the democrats it must be this it's china it must be this it's al qaeda it must be this and most people are wrong most the time and i'm not saying you're wrong in that but that's kind of how i wanted to look at it what i wanted you to do david we'll address that question in its context .

In the next after this part but i was wondering if you could take that based on the pandemic in the economy however you want to explain it the way that there are consistent patterns on how you forecast things based on events just like even a year ago we talked a couple days .

Ago yesterday about a year ago what we were trying to forecast based on patterns because of the pandemic and we were wrong we were wrong but we were right we were guessing early telling each other no it's not going to happen in six weeks it's way too early and it'd be like two weeks .

Later what kind of patterns have you seen that you can count on if a new like a new let's say pandemic a new pandemic happened or a new war happen what are the patterns you look for that you know that's probably going to be there every time .

So it's funny because yeah we were right and really wrong it was interesting um i went to a government affairs committee um was it last week and it was one of the things where they had kind of stopped and they said well let's let's let's ask david you know he got it right on the last time because .

Uh you know he basically what had happened is i was watching new disease hit various towns and i saw it coming our way and so when we see it in various towns and we see the um the the response in the towns and it's getting closer and closer and closer to .

To you i mean it's like a wave you can see a wave coming if you're watching it you can see and hear a train coming near you if you listen and feel and you can do the same thing in a lot of ways with you know for instance like right now one of the things that's .

On the radar on the west coast is in ebola there's several ebola cases that have broken out on the west coast and and so you know when we wat it you know if this progresses and we start to see more cases you know flowing to the east we can we .

Can probably see some interesting uh or we can come up with i think some interesting correlations and and projections there same thing with uh war or anything else you know when we watch the wave and that's the biggest part of guessing or i guess projecting in some cases is is watching .

The progression and tracking the progression and that's unfortunately not something a lot of people are familiar with or patient enough to do or whatever but it's watching the the the wave uh come to you and then trying to it's almost applying statistical .

Analysis to it to to see what are what are probabilities and uh you know viabilities i guess in those situations does that make sense no it does make total sense and part of the reason i wanted to address that was i think like going back to like what he said a lot of .

Things what people pay attention to are big things we see every day something that's important is usually big politics wars the pandemic we don't pay attention to these little everyday things and it should show you how easy it is to get distracted by things other than .

Yourself but how easy it is to draw conclusions whether or not he's right or anybody's right about it i don't think the everyday person has enough information out there but one of the things just show you is no matter what your view is on big subjects .

We naturally are going to make presumptions and assumptions about everything which means when people look at you every day and everything you do they're going to make presumptions and assumptions about you based on those patterns that you have people presume that if the family gets in a car sunday .

Morning before say 10 o'clock and they're well dressed they're going to church but i know families that do that that don't go to church at all and it freaks people out when they find out that's not the case so it's a question of figuring out what assumptions would somebody make what are fair .

Assumptions a reasonable purpose person would make or person you're concerned about about your behaviors what assumptions do you make every time you pull into a gas station every time you walk into a building or a store every time you come into work what assumptions do you make about the .

People or the environment based on what's happening you see this guy with a look on his face drinking his coffee a certain way and you say oh it's going to be one of those kind of days i saw that in the military all the time guys show up go out for pt have a look on his face speak a certain way oh this must have happened last night we know .

What kind of day this is going to be now even if we were right we were still making an assumption but we're doing our presumption based on a pattern habitual pattern we could count on but that means people are making those same presumptions about you and some of those people are going to be bad actors .

They're going to be bad people somebody's going to try and take advantage of you at some point we always think it's never going to be us but that's what happens to most people i don't think anybody in that mass shooting thought it was going to happen to them ever let alone that day .

Just like people coming home finding out their house has been broken into or that picture i share on facebook with all the bumper stickers on and people trash on it thinking it's unrealistic although it comes from criminals people see those stickers on your car and they see oh you've got two kids and your kid's an .

Honor student at this school which means i can go online and find out what they're doing in school and when they're in school and oh you have an nra sticker you know guys that put those on their car like yeah you try to take my car i'll shoot you or something it's like no what they're seeing is that you probably .

Have guns in your home so if they're a thief they're going to establish your pattern of life for your home and figure out when you're not there and then they're going to go in and take that because they can move them so what kind of information you putting out there you know what .

Assumptions you make on social media if you follow social media a lot and you see people posting stuff what presumptions you make about those people based on what they post or their habits do you do it based on time of day oh this person didn't post it this time of day something must be wrong oh they .

Posted this they must be having this kind of a week not the ones where they tell you the week they're having just based on the normal stuff there's patterns in everything we do and we have to look at those to determine which ones we can change or adjust and here's the .

Other thing once you figure that out then you can throw those things out there on purpose to put people in a position to make those presumptions that are completely wrong in order to hide what you're doing let's see what a grumpy say are people more subject to maintaining patterns in .

Their early morning hours do the fact that their edges aren't up yet no i think people are maintained patterns because of how long they've had the patterns i don't think the time of day matters i think it's just a question of the i don't remember david probably knows the rule but there's a rule about .

When you're learning something you have to do it so many times for it to kind of become a habit and after so long like there's all kind of guidance on that some of those things we do naturally so the thing is i don't know how much it's really going to matter it may matter a little bit .

Based on how where you are how awake you are what's in your body whether it's caffeine medication whatever but the longer held and consistent a pattern is most of those things i don't think are going to matter david says he has an interesting answer so dave what's your answer for that question .

Okay so what's interesting about this is people are normally hypnotized twice a day and the first one is very early in the morning and it's funny because you'll notice that your morning drive radio is filled to the brim with advertisements and a lot of this has to do with the fact that .

People are working on a program um they are shook awake by their um alarm clock they get up they get around they're groggy they're tired you know they're they're just kind of working off very similar to what shamer is talking about here about you know just your your routine right .

Your pattern actually and this is what's so funny about this because it is your pattern it's what gets you up it's what gets you out of the house and you're also at the same time highly suggestible because you're in that middle ground between uh very awake and sleep because you're still groggy .

You're still trying to to wake up so you're driving to work you're highly suggestible you're not gonna be on your um your your game in regard to you know um being erratic if you will wanting to change things up you're trying to get to work on time or whatever the situation is .

So yeah your patterns in that situation not only uh your physical habits your patterns of how you're going to get to work or how you're going to do this or that but also to to a certain degree your subconscious patterns are also going to be demonstrated uh and and the more tired you are .

But still active the more susceptible to that you you you become and again this has been known in marketing and advertising for some time which is why morning drive has so many advertisements so that's just an interesting way to look at that .

That is interesting and i think that probably does play in and that's something you should look at answer your question anybody else out there let's see is there any chance to start up intellectual debate panel discussions well i i guess it depends on what you're you're meaning my first thought was when .

We used to have a bunch of random people on here and we'd fight um when it was me and david and luke any of the three of us i i guess they were pretty good debates a question would be what specifically are you looking for i think that's what i'm really trying to turn the second hour into when i do a .

Second follow-on show that's not pre-planned i mean david and i discuss and luke about shows we want to do so i guess uh if you can be more specific on what kind of stuff you're looking for we could probably even plan one of those those are interested we've talked about .

It i think i've talked about on the podcast in the last video doing things on china and the big five as david calls them the economy some other things tying them into this show depending on if it's the main show or the after show or whatever we're calling it yeah so hypnotizing .

That's uh it's interesting i didn't realize that and i think that's useful piece of information something else to consider too is when you're looking at patterns for yourself try to let's say you have a day off and you don't have to do anything try to best your ability write down make .

A list of everything you'd be doing even though you're not doing it and see how close you are so if you got a day off coming do that before you start tracking yourself for a week or two see how close you are how how good is your active memory to the behavior that you do the other thing too is when you have a .

Day off and let's say it's a inconsistent time period of days off that nobody's typically thinks you're off like say you work monday through friday but you go wednesday off plan your day and go do something you can leave your house at the same time and maintain that pattern around your .

Neighborhood but you can go out in town and go do some shopping sightseeing whatever it is you normally do if you want to keep that pattern and make people think there's nothing abnormal your habit hasn't changed so it can work to your benefit .

To have habits some habits need to be there some patterns need to be there look at safety i've used the example before people that have to follow safety procedures doing say labor say they're working with metal or machines or tools driving fort licks there's patterns and checklists they follow for safety purposes so .

Patterns aren't always bad sometimes they're there to help us and to help us learn things and to not get hurt but we have to identify when you find your patterns what you're trying to do is you're trying to establish here's all my patterns the best of my ability here's all my patterns big picture .

Then you have to figure out which ones would somebody take advantage of to victimize you to steal from you to hurt you whatever those are the ones you want to look at making erratic you want to change those up a little bit plus other security features we can talk about another time but .

Those ones you want to look at then the other thing is you want to look at your patterns and say well which patterns do i want to keep in place when they don't actually exist so when i have that day off do i want to keep that pattern of leaving my house at 7 30 in the morning to give my entire neighborhood that idea .

That my pattern has not changed so that i can go out and do whatever and don't have to talk to him i'd let it later or whatever reason or so that i can go to another point and watch my house just to see what happens in the neighborhood and they don't know i'm there there's so many different options on how you can do it .

Oh you enjoyed the diverse opinions on any subject yeah they definitely those definitely existed especially in the days of jade helm let's see thank you nj buick the band's back together well it's a two-piece normally it's a three-piece but the third piece is unavailable other patterns we can look at are if you .

Think about family members we have family members whether it's our parents our kids our siblings cousins somebody friends people close to us or in close institutions like i belong to this church for years i know plenty of people there there's patterns .

And behaviors these people have we come to expect from them and we even hear people make statements like oh my god here we go again stuff like that when that stuff arises and when you see it in other people or you see it in yourself you've got to stop yourself and check that and say .

Is it a pattern or is it a bias because there's a difference it could be that there is a habit there that tends to mean something but even if it's a pattern what's your reaction to it is your reaction to it a bias because if it is it's going to affect your ability to assess that pattern and .

Take advantage of it you have to remember just like a bad guy can take advantage of your patterns to say break into your house for example you can take advantage of other people's patterns part of the whole grain theory i said you know appearance is very minimal part of it's our behaviors and interactions when you're talking to .

People and trying to get information or trying to share information or trying to do anything and say just a conversation if you've recognized the pattern behavior and realize based on your assessment they have a habit of this situation based on the time of day the attitude they're in whatever story they just hold .

Of behaving this way you can anticipate that and then you can have your conversation and take advantage of that pattern they set because you already see it coming you can war game in your head while they're telling you this story i wanted to have this conversation now i'm going to have it a little bit .

Differently because i can see this pattern it's so much more difficult to do when you meet somebody that's in that same situation but you don't know him well and a lot of times when we see those situations we see this person they behave a certain way and we go oh .

They're going to do this well we don't know that because that's a new person we're making that presumption because of patterns we've seen in other people it could turn out to be right it could turn out to be wrong you just need to be aware that let's see adam frazier when traveling to .

A foreign country and you want to blend in what are the same what are the main notes you take on how to not stand out and become a target first is research i researched the location find out where i'm going time of year how often people go there what are the more touristy areas say it's say it's a .

Tourist or business situation do i want to go there and why do i not want to go there and why based on am i going to stand out in these areas what is it about that culture that identifies a tourist how do they know now they're going to know anyway to a certain degree based on how you talk how you communicate you can .

Go to canada or canada canadians can come here and they're going to know but it depends on the area you're at a lot of people aren't going to know other things to look at are simple safety and security measures in order to not stand out you want to know like i tell people simple things say your hotel for example you're .

Staying on the third floor how many steps the elevator how many steps so fire signature how many steps to the fire exit just so you know which way to go which way's closer how to access those part of it is because if say a fire broke out in a hotel in a .

Foreign country and you're there with them and it's a tourist hotel saying 90 percent of people tourists people freak out they don't know they follow signs they look for the emergency exits people panic if you're more prepared for that situation whether you stand out because you're .

Calm or not you'll be able to get out of there more safely and that's something i look at other patterns are just how do people spend money do people tip in restaurants how do people communicate you're gonna be known that you're not from there .

But the more you can learn beforehand about how to behave and interact the less you'll stand out or at least you'll still stand out but there'll be all these other people over here that didn't prepare and they're going to stand out more so you're still going to stand out of .

Some degree but these people might be a bigger attraction so that's part of the thing with the patterns or the behavior the whole gray man concept you can't do 100 all the time but if you can do it better than the people around you attention will be drawn to them it's .

Like i say you go to the checkout line check out ladies talking to everybody and everybody's chatting her up you don't do it you stand out is that what you want maybe nobody's talking to her then you choose to you stand out but maybe make your day better just depends on what you're trying to do .

Let's see david you might be able to answer this question i'd like to hear your point of view on that on disinformation and misinformation considering all things you talk about on your podcast how patterns have a place for that and how it works to their advantage or say it confuses the subject sure .

Yeah so uh one of the things that i would encourage everybody to go look at is something called astro turf i've written about it there are videos about it um and it's not about necessarily it's well at all actually the the fake grass it's it's a it's a propaganda .

Method but there's there's patterns clear patterns in all of that and really what they're trying to do is flood information well for instance you know let's say let's say you find a paid for study which is reinforced by a wikipedia monitored wikipedia page which is .

Somehow part of an agenda which is supported by social media um and then of course you're gonna have the the search engine sites and stuff like that i mean everything is gonna be geared to try to condition you into a certain idea and this this is a very real situation this is a multi-billion dollar industry .

That is geared towards trying to get people to think a certain way and um about various things i mean it could be anything about you know a pharmaceutical drug it could be a vaccine it could be a political agenda it could be whatever it's it's it's a big big situation so when we talk about .

Patterns of this i mean you're gonna you're gonna see it it's uh it's one of the ways that you that i should say that i've begun to put up my red flags yes you're gonna hear the the charged language that's always a really big clue but that's hard to figure out um sometimes especially if you're not .

Used to seeking it out but if you were to to discover or or if you were to notice for instance that it is everywhere like it is it is just coming out of the woodwork this narrative uh that's a that's a really good .

Uh example of one of those patterns you can pick up on to say well wait a second is there an opposing view is there some contrast to this and can i discover anything about it and if you can that's you know that's that's that's a great great way to approach that .

Yeah that is and part of it too like you're saying is if you can't figure out what the pattern is or the patterns there you can get rid of the inflammatory language i tell people get rid of the adjectives one things i do when i work with people there's guys i'm working with some they're probably watching right now work .

On essentially information teams or intelligence teams that are learning about open source information trying to find more stuff and one of the things is telling them like you got to go through your source of information you have to look for the pattern there like you go to a website it doesn't matter if .

It's cnn or a blog who owns it who are they what other stuff have they written how does their writing styles work are they using sources what sources information are they using and you can identify certain patterns like you'll find people that write things that may sound great may sound wonderful might sound what you .

Like they don't back it up with anything it's just parroting things other people are saying that can be misinformation or disinformation or they have a lot of sources but then do you go through and look at those sources maybe they're twisting those words .

Twisting that information there's difference between like writing a dissertation what david's doing we're using source information to either expound on it or challenge it versus twisting and manipulating it to tell a story in order to say cast yourself as a victim or a hero .

There's a big difference in that so that's kind of the difference between like that's more misinformation disinformation i think's just outright twisting it completely wrong oh let's see something notice you have your drapes open and the gray man sign up doesn't concern you people might use that they're not .

Open people can't see in the few inches it's open for my dog to look out nobody can see that sign nobody can see in this room my house is set up that way even when i open blinds you can't see anything outside of a few things that would look like any normal typical house to see it they'd have to be trying to .

Break in which my dog would love that a lot so i'm not worried about it uh you'd have to be here to see it but i'm not going to tell you where i live to check it out all right so here's what we're going to do oh go ahead the hand for for where he lives .

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