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Selim Nurudeen is the Owner and Creative Director at SinVista Creations, LLC, a graphic design and multimedia firm. He is a two-time Olympian who participated and was a semi-finalist in the 2008 (Beijing) and 2012 (London) Olympics in the Track and Field 110m hurdles representing his native country, Nigeria. Selim earned his Bachelor of Fine Arts (BFA) degree in Industrial and Product Design from the University of Notre Dame. While at Notre Dame, Selim was an NCAA All-American and four-time Notre Dame Monogram winner for Track and Field. He's earned a Master of Science in Design (MSD) degree from Arizona State University and a Master of Business Administration (M.B.A.) degree in Corporate Finance from Florida International University. In this episode, he shares: Changes he made to his mindset and preparation to go from not making state finals in track to representing Nigeria in the 2008 & 2012 Olympics What caused him to change his major from pre-medicine to industrial & product design How having Attention Deficit Disorder served as his superpower in a way to enable him to be intensely focused on both his track performance and academics How his design business started as a side hustle to earn money while he was training for the 2012 Olympics Also mentioned in this episode: Selim's new book (with Mike Brown from Journey to Jupiter Episode 44): Little Netta's Gift Connect with Selim! LinkedIn Facebook Instagram YouTube ---------- Sign up for my contact list to be the first to know about new offerings and to receive my note on all things! You can also stay connected with Journey to Jupiter via..... Email: firstname.lastname@example.org Website: jetaundavis.com Instagram: @JourneyJupiter Twitter: @JourneyJupiter Facebook: @JourneyJupiter ----- Produced by Ken Inge of Dead End Hip Hop
Greg Autry is a former White House Liaison at NASA and nominee for Chief Financial Officer. He is currently a Clinical Professor in the Thunderbird School of Global Management at Arizona State University, where he has a new program in space business. He is the coauthor of Death by China and producer of the film by the same name. He writes frequently for Space News, Forbes and Foreign Policy. He has founded several tech startups and has just finished a new booked entitled “The New Entrepreneurial Dynamic.”
In this episode, CII General Counsel Jeff Mahoney interviews Professors Steven Boivie and Michael Withers of Texas A&M University, and Scott Griffin of the University of Georgia. Along with Professor Kevin Corley of Arizona State University, the professors are co-authors of a recent research article entitled “Corporate directors' implicit theories of the roles and duties of boards.”
It's happening again Creeps! Ghostface is returning to Woodsboro to kill again in Scream! We had to take the time to sit down and dissect this trailer in preparation for our upcoming Scream series. This one feels different. Thanks so much for listening and remember to stay creepy! -Justin, Jeremy & Brady EPISODE MUSIC Brain Strew Intro Music created by Sam Haynes song: Seven Notes in Black (Royalty Free) Brain Stew Evil Tea Music created by Sam Haynes song: The Fear (Royalty Free) Listen to the full album here:https://samhaynes1.bandcamp.com/album/groovy-murder-disco-music-for-halloween-2020-bandcamp-deluxe-edition Where to Find Us Apple Podcasts: https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/epic-film-guys-podcast/id1027239734 Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/show/7HLugZWXbUgT6DlkuVz93R Google Podcasts: https://www.google.com/podcasts?feed=aHR0cDovL2VwaWNmaWxtZ3V5cy5wb2RiZWFuLmNvbS9mZWVkLw Podchaser: https://www.podchaser.com/podcasts/epic-film-guys-podcast-1724 The Hobster's Dumpster: https://www.facebook.com/groups/epicfilmguys Feed URL: https://epicfilmguys.podbean.com/feed/ Wordpress: http://epicfilmguys.wordpress.com YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/user/epicfilmguysny/live You can also catch us on most every podcatcher under the sun! Search for us on BluBrry, Stitcher, Spreaker, Google Podcasts, Overcast, and many others. Search and you will find us! There has never been a better time to join up with the elites at https://www.patreon.com/epicfilmguys! You can get access to pre-roll and outtakes from the show, exclusive episodes, free swag, and so much more. Tiers start as low as $1/month! Please consider supporting the show, and thank you for being one of the EFG faithful! Executive Producers: Jarrod Taylor, Johnny Nigh Producers: Alan Gallauresi, Andrew Folloder, Brandon Frederick, Chris Yeany, Christopher J. Maltezos, The Countdown, Julio Olivera Mendoza, Justin Winters, Kate Maxwell, Matt Bartman, The Movie Journey, Nerdrovert, Patrick Sherwood, Reel Feels Podcast, Scott LaVare, Tony Dobish, TwistedPhilly, Two Peas on a Podcast, Tyler Dane Sutton, Cody Mastel. Meet the BRAIN STEW crew Justin lives in a suburb of Washington D.C. after moving from the Binghamton, NY area with his wife and daughter. He is our resident "encyclopedia of film" and chances are, if you've heard some film news, Justin already heard it before you. A massive fan of the '80s and horror flicks of all shapes and sizes! Catch him on Facebook or our Instagram account, or on our Twitter @EpicFilmGuys. Jeremy lives in Woodbridge VA. He is a diehard Horror expert, memorabilia collector, and overly enthusiastic movie fan. He has traveled the world far and wide, meeting celebrities, collecting rare movie artifacts and meeting hundreds of members of the horror community. If you don't know who he is now, you soon will. Catch him on Facebook or on his Instagram at @jt_pumpkin_gutz Brady lives just outside of Boston, MA. He graduated from Arizona State University with a degree in Political Science, and is currently pursuing his Master's of English Studies at ASU (Forks Up). After falling in love with horror and devouring any 80s/90s horror he could get his hands on, he started writing for Epic Film Guys in early 2021. Currently, he spends his time reading up on new authors in the horror genre, visiting any New England landmark referenced in boom or film, and listening to Creed. Catch him on Twitter @BradyCloven and on Instagram @bacloven Learn the full history of the Epic Film Guys by visiting http://epicfilmguys.wordpress.com/about-us/.
Don Critchlow, a professor at Arizona State University, talked to Jonathon about how a crisis of education in America has led the youth to embrace socialism, wokeism, gender ideology, and Marxism. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
The economics of the proposed spending of two major infrastructure bills along with a debate over raising the debt celling is playing out in Congress. There are three separate but important things happening. The first is the $1.2 trillion physical infrastructure bill that passed the Senate and waits action in the House. The second is the broader $3.5 trillion human infrastructure bill that comprises much of President Joe Biden's political agenda. That measure is being scaled back because of concerns raised by both Sen. Kyrsten Sinema, D-Ariz., and Sen. Joe Manchin, D-W.Va. Third, Congress still needs to raise the debt celling to approve borrowing for previous spending. The deadline for that is in early December, and if Congress fails to raise the debt figure, it could create chaos in global financial markets. For now, Senate Republicans want Senate Democrats to pass that provision without their support. How does all the proposed Congress spending impact the nation's and Arizona's economy? In this week's episode of The Gaggle, an Arizona politics podcast, hosts Yvonne Wingett Sanchez and Ronald J. Hansen speak with Arizona State University economics professor Dennis Hoffman. He breaks down how the long term investments could impact Arizonans.
Photo: Liberty, accompanied by Fortitude, reaches out to Peace and Concord. In the background the Temple of Reason. In the foreground is the Human Love, pointing to a tablet on which 'the Rights of the Man'. Two angels in the sky. What is Plan B? Richard Goldberg, @rich_goldberg, @FDD ; and Orde F. Kittrie @ordefk https://thehill.com/opinion/international/577044-us-rejoining-un-human-rights-council-what-it-should-do-first?rl=1 Richard Goldberg is a senior advisor at the Foundation for Defense of Democracies (@FDD), @rich_goldberg Orde F Kittrie is a senior Fellow at the Foundation for Defense of Democracies, law professor at Arizona State University, and author of Lawfare: Law as a Weapon of War. Follow him on Twitter @Ordefk
Photo: The Israelites mourn the death of Moses. In the background the burial of Moses on a hilltop by two angels (Deut. 34:8). The print has a Hebrew, Latin, French, English, German and Dutch caption. Can SecState Blinken reform the anti-Israel UNHRC? Richard Goldberg, @rich_goldberg, @FDD ; and Orde F. Kittrie @ordefk https://thehill.com/opinion/international/577044-us-rejoining-un-human-rights-council-what-it-should-do-first?rl=1 - Richard Goldberg is a senior advisor at the Foundation for Defense of Democracies @FDD, @rich_goldberg - Orde Kittrie is a senior Fellow at the Foundation for Defense of Democracies, law professor at Arizona State University, and author of Lawfare: Law as a Weapon of War. Follow him on Twitter @Ordefk
Ronald Beghetto and Amanda Tachine talk about Tachine's journey growing up in a Navajo community and how that inspired her to work to affirm native presence in school settings. Tachine mentions how native people's ideologies have been excluded consistently in the creation of what we now call school and how there needs to be a change in the ways that native people are represented, to sustain indigenous presence in schools. Tachine imagines a future where education is love-centered, and where exclusion has no place, especially for all the native people who deserve to have their culture respected and honored. You can learn more about Dr. Amanda Tachine's work by following these links: Lumina Foundation podcast episode, ASU profile, you can also follow her on twitter: @atachine Be sure to keep an eye out for her new book, tentatively titled Native Presence and Sovereignty in College. –––––––– The Learning Futures Podcast is produced at the Mary Lou Fulton Teachers College at Arizona State University. Executive Producers are Dr. Sean Leahy and Claire Gilbert. The show is produced by Dr. Clarin Collins and Karina Muñoz Baltazar. Audio production provided by Claire Gilbert.
What are the best strategies to get people to say “Yes” to your requests in life? Acclaimed psychologist Robert Cialdini dives deep into the seven small things that make a huge impact in influencing others, as well as the difference between being influenced and being manipulated into making decisions. What are the tactics, how do they work, and how do we defend against them? This episode is jam-packed with practical advice that will make you more persuasive in life. Known colloquially as “The Godfather of Influence,” Cialdini is a foundational expert in the science of influence and how to apply it ethically in business. His books, including Influence: Psychology of Persuasion and Pre-Suasion, have sold more than 7 million copies in 44 different languages, and he is the Regents' Professor Emeritus of Psychology and Marketing at Arizona State University. Go Premium: Members get early access, ad-free episodes, hand-edited transcripts, searchable transcripts, member only episodes, and more. https://fs.blog/knowledge-project-premium/ Every Sunday our newsletter shares timeless insights and ideas that you can use at work and home. Add it to your inbox: https://fs.blog/newsletter/
Jim Dew, Advisor To The Entrepreneur®, is the CEO and Founder of Dew Wealth Management. Jim has twenty-six years of experience building virtual family offices for entrepreneurs. He earned a BS in Mathematics from the University of Arizona and an MBA from Arizona State University. Jim is a Certified Financial Planner®, Chartered Financial Consultant®, and a Certified Private Wealth Advisor®. He has been a guest on big podcasts like Entrepreneurs On Fire, Business Lunch, The Vacation Effect, The Respect, and The Ultimate Advisor. Jim has presented on many stages such as War Room, Genius Network Annual Event, Legendary Life, Consumer Health Summit, and Pathfinder to name a few. Jim has been featured in Inc, Entrepreneur, and Huffington Post magazines and is the author of “Beyond a Million: The Entrepreneur's Playbook for Expanding Wealth, Freedom, and Time.”
Want to make California a better place? Joe Mathews, California columnist & Innovation editor at Public Square and Co-president of the Global Forum on Modern Direct Democracy at Arizona State University shares his solution with Nikki Medoro. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Cameron Marshall joins the podcast to talk about life after pro football. He enjoyed a 4 year career as RB for Arizona State University and went undrafted after college. To connect with Cameron: Instagram To connect with Kyle: Instagram Men's Experiences
In this episode we interview Justin Pullnow, the director of Compliance at Arizona State University, And talk to him about the new name, image, and likeness rules, and how they are being implemented at schools. We also update you on the Kansas basketball situation and a new NCAA rule to no longer require test scores for NCAA athletes. Lastly, AP makes his pics, will he have another 3-1 or 4-0 week? --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/twolawyers/message
Joseph Larsen runs an Engineering YouTube channel (Joko Engineering) with over 32K followers, in which he covers tutorials on SolidWorks, FreeCAD, Calculus, Engineering, Turbocharging dynamics and more. He also works a Medical Device Handle Design Engineer at W. L. Gore & Associates. He graduated with a BS in Mechanical Engineering from Arizona State University. Rafael, our co-host, met Joseph via YouTube when he was looking for resources to pass the SolidWorks CSWP exam. Little did they both know, that they both lived in Phoenix, Arizona. Joseph Larsen Linkedin: https://www.linkedin.com/in/joseph-larsen-74786a72/ Joko Engineering YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC-CubOaooNwC-3RBKUoAOQQ Pass CSWP with 100%: https://youtu.be/zJXQxtx5e4s Cohost: Rafael Testai https://www.linkedin.com/in/testai/ The Being An Engineer podcast is brought to you by Pipeline Design & Engineering. Pipeline partners with medical & other device engineering teams who need turnkey equipment such as cycle test machines, custom test fixtures, automation equipment, assembly jigs, inspection stations and more. You can find us on the web at www.teampipeline.us.
Ronald Beghetto and Marquis Taylor from Coaching 4 Change have a conversation about the power of college students serving as mentors to the K12 students and how Taylor sees this model as a tool, and a means to build a talent pipeline in schools. Taylor explains that college students enhance what the teacher is already doing well, but the collaboration allows teachers to think differently about how to best serve and support the needs of each student. Taylor imagines a future where school districts begin using mentoring as a tool to recruit and create amazing talent. You can learn more about Marquis Taylor's work by visiting: https://www.c4cinc.org/ @Coaching4Change The Learning Futures Podcast is produced at the Mary Lou Fulton Teachers College at Arizona State University. Executive Producers are Dr. Sean Leahy and Claire Gilbert. The show is produced by Dr. Clarin Collins and Karina Muñoz Baltazar. Audio production provided by Claire Gilbert.
Scott Melbye Uranium Royalty Corp Interview with Scott Melbye Director at Uranium Royalty Corp #UraniumRoyaltyCorp #ScottMelbye STOCK TICKERS: - TSX-V: URC & NASDAQ: UROY Hi, and welcome to the show! On today's My Future Business Show I have the pleasure of welcoming to the show, Director at Uranium Royalty Corp Mr. Scott Melbye to talk about uranium, what it is, what it does, what it's used for, and how you can invest in it with Uranium Royalty Corp. Scott has been a director at Uranium Royalty Corp since April of 2017 and has been the Chief Executive Officer and President of the Company since October 2019. He has over 37 years of experience in the nuclear energy industry and has held leadership positions in various uranium mining companies and industry organizations. He has served as an Executive Vice President of Uranium Energy Corp. since September of 2014, where he is responsible for uranium marketing and sales and strategic growth objectives. Previously, Scott was the Vice President of Commercial at Uranium Participation Corporation (now Sprott Physical Uranium Trust) from 2014 to 2018, and concurrently served as an advisor to the Chairman of Kazatomprom, the national uranium company of Kazakhstan, until March of 2018. Prior to that, Scott held the position of Executive Vice President of Marketing at Uranium One Inc. from 2011 to 2014, and, from 1989 to 2010, held various positions at Cameco Corporation, including President of their global marketing subsidiary, Cameco, Inc. Scott is currently the President of the Uranium Producers of America and is a past Chair of the Board of Governors of the World Nuclear Fuel Market. He holds a Bachelor of Science Degree in Business Administration from Arizona State University. During the call, Michael shares his views on energy policy, including the benefit of embracing carbon-free clean (nuclear) energy, investing in this resource, uranium market fundamentals, royalty investments, the global geopolitics of energy, what exactly is uranium and what it's used for, and why have uranium stocks attracted so much investment recently. This is an insightful call that starts to lift the lid on uranium, and explores the topic through a different lens. To learn more about Uranium Royalty Corp., or to contact Scott directly, click the link below. Disclosure of Material Connection: This is a “sponsored post.” The company who sponsored it compensated My Future Business via a cash payment, gift, or something else of value to produce it. My Future Business is disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission's 16 CFR, Part 255: “Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising.”
In this episode we discuss apologetics, epistemology, natural theology, revivalism, and religion in America. How do we know what we know? What is natural theology and why does it matter? What makes it controversial? What are current examples of revivalism in America?Dr. Owen Anderson Owen Anderson has been teaching philosophy and religious studies for 21 years and is a professor of philosophy and religious studies at Arizona State University. He also teaches classes regularly at Phoenix Seminary. His research focuses on general revelation and related questions about reality, value, and knowledge. He has been a fellow at Princeton University, a visiting scholar at Princeton Seminary, and a fellow at the University of Colorado, Boulder. He regularly teaches Philosophy of Religion, Introduction to Philosophy, Applied Ethics, World Religions, Western Religious Traditions, and Religion in America.Dr. Anderson's Youtube Channel: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCTBT9eZLXj5Ddbqs8jt-Clwhttps://drowenanderson.com/
Scott Ruston is a Research Professor with Arizona State University's Global Security Initiative, a university-wide interdisciplinary hub for researching complex challenges in the global security arena. He directs the Center on Narrative, Disinformation & Strategic Influence, leading research teams that combine humanities, social science and computer science in order to better understand manipulations of the information environment and develop technologies to identify malign influence activities. Also a member of ASU's Center for Strategic Communication, Professor Ruston's research focuses on the socio-cultural dimensions of the information domain. He has applied his expertise in narrative theory and media studies to a variety of counter violent extremism and counter violent extremist ideology research contexts, including: analysis of extremist narratives; strategies for counter or alternative narratives; and the neurobiology of narrative comprehension. He is co-author of Narrative Landmines: Rumors, Islamist Extremism and the Struggle for Strategic Influence (Rutgers University Press, 2012), as well as articles on strategic communication, extremist videos and the narrative potential of new media technologies. He has presented widely on topics intersecting disinformation and propaganda, media, narrative/counter-narrative and terrorism to military, academic and non-governmental organization audiences. Current research projects focus on analysis of propaganda and information operations in so-called Gray Zone operations, as well as narrative-based interventions influencing attitude, belief and behavior in organizational culture. Narrative Disinformation and Strategic Influence section of the ASU Global Security Initiative website ********************* I want to get to know you better. Please fill out a 5-question survey at lizsumner.com/survey. Let me know when you're done and I'll send you a coupon code for my online course, 8 Steps to Launch Your Dream Life. (launchyourdreamlife.com) ********************* Remarks You hear the expression a lot about “controlling the narrative.” For me I hear it mostly on fictional tv shows, where some character has to make sure that reporters tell the story about that character in a way that's most advantageous to him. He and his handlers frame any details in such a way that the character is presented as a good guy or has been unjustly accused. I didn't really think about the mechanics of it all until my conversation with this week's guest, Scott Ruston. I invited Scott on the podcast because there is so much controversy in what he calls our information environment. I wanted to understand how others can believe what seems to me to be so patently false. What has gotten us to this place and what can we do about it. Scott Ruston is an expert in the field of narrative disinformation, and teaches and researches it at the university level. As such, our conversation gets pretty theoretical and cerebral. One of many things I admired in his explanation is how neutral he stays as he describes what's going on. The rhetorical devices are used by all sides, and thoughtful people from all points of view can learn from him without feeling judged. My hope is that you will take away a new awareness of the the techniques at work and what you can do to counter them. Full transcript available at ialwayswantedto.net
Air Date 10/9/2021 Today we take a look at structures and specifics of settler colonialism from around the world including the US, Caribbean, Australia, Israel and Mexico Be part of the show! Leave us a message at 202-999-3991 or email Jay@BestOfTheLeft.com Transcript BestOfTheLeft.com/Support (Get AD FREE Shows & Bonus Content) CHECK OUT UNF*CKING THE REPUBLIC! SHOW NOTES Ch. 1: History of US imperialism in Latin America: From settler colonialism to Pink Tide - Moderate Rebels - Air Date 12-12-20 Ben Norton was invited to give this talk on US imperialism in Latin America, for the Workers' Party of Ireland. He discusses the history from European settler colonialism, through the Monroe Doctrine, the first cold war, and the three revolutions. Ch. 2: Slavery, race and capital in the sixteenth century / Gerald Horne - This Is Hell! - Air Date 7-21-20 Gerald Horne discusses the relationship between racism and expansionist foreign policies Ch. 3: Settler Colonialism Is Behind Climate Denial - Novara Media - Air Date 1-5-20 Australia is on fire. So why do so many of its politicians seem intent on denying the cause? Ch. 4: Pearls for empire / Molly A. Warsh - This Is Hell! - Air Date 9-20-21 Historian Molly A. Warsh on her book "American Baroque: Pearls and the Nature of Empire, 1492-1700" from UNC Press. Ch. 5: Rewriting resistance: how Black rebellion shapes world events - People's Republic - Air Date 8-20-20 This week, we continue our commemoration of Black August with Dr. Gerald Horne, professor of history and author of over 40 books, including The Counter-Revolution of 1776. Ch. 6: Ilan Pappé: Viewing Israel-Palestine Through the Lens of Settler-Colonialism - The East is a Podcast - Air Date 5-13-20 A 2017 lecture by Ilan Pappé titled "The Value of Viewing Israel-Palestine Through the Lens of Settler-Colonialism" hosted by the WRMEA. Ch. 7: Crimes of Apartheid - In The Thick - Air Date 5-14-21 Maria is joined by guest co-host and ITT All-star Jamilah King to discuss the continued violence and attacks against Palestinians by Israeli settlers and forces in Gaza. We hear from Gaza-based journalist Hana Salah about what she is seeing on the ground. MEMBERS-ONLY BONUS CLIP(S) Ch. 8: Rick Perlstein: ‘I was drafted into the project of settler colonialism as a child' - The Real News Podcast - Air Date 8-13-21 Marc talks with Rick Perlstein about growing up Jewish in Milwaukee, the process of unlearning Zionist indoctrination, and how the United States' support of an Israeli ethno-state foments continued violence. Ch. 9: Gerald Horne: Slavery, White Supremacy, & The Roots Of Settler Colonialism - Last Born In The Wilderness - Air Date 5-25-18 Did racism and white supremacy arise as a result of the Trans-Atlantic Slave Trade in the 17th century, or did these concepts exist prior to the mass enslavement of Africans and the genocide of the indigenous peoples on what is now called America? Ch. 10: So Far from God, So Close to the United States w/ Alexander Aviña - American Prestige - Air Date 9-9-21 The boys speak with Alexander Aviña, an assistant professor of history at Arizona State University, about the history of Mexico and U.S.-Mexican Relations from the 1810 Mexican War of Independence to the "drug war" of today. VOICEMAILS Ch. 11: No velvet glove - Nick From California Ch. 12: Followup on conspiracy theory hot take - Nick from California FINAL COMMENTS Ch. 13: Final comments on how conspiracy theorists are like timeshare sales people MUSIC (Blue Dot Sessions): Opening Theme: Loving Acoustic Instrumental by John Douglas Orr Voicemail Music: Low Key Lost Feeling Electro by Alex Stinnent Closing Music: Upbeat Laid Back Indie Rock by Alex Stinnent Produced by Jay! Tomlinson Visit us at BestOfTheLeft.com Listen Anywhere! BestOfTheLeft.com/Listen Listen Anywhere! Follow at Twitter.com/BestOfTheLeft Like at Facebook.com/BestOfTheLeft Contact me directly at Jay@BestOfTheLeft.com
Race, while drawn from the visual cues of human diversity, is an idea with a measurable past, an identifiable present, and an uncertain future. The concept of race has been at the center of both triumphs and tragedies in American history and has had a profound effect on the human experience. Race Unmasked: Biology and Race in the Twentieth Century (Columbia UP, 2018)revisits the origins of commonly held beliefs about the scientific nature of racial differences, examines the roots of the modern idea of race, and explains why race continues to generate controversy as a tool of classification even in our genomic age. Surveying the work of some of the twentieth century's most notable scientists, Race Unmasked reveals how genetics and related biological disciplines formed and preserved ideas of race and, at times, racism. A gripping history of science and scientists, Race Unmasked elucidates the limitations of a racial worldview and throws the contours of our current and evolving understanding of human diversity into sharp relief. About the author: Michael Yudell is a public health ethicist, award-winning historian, and professor and Vice Dean at the College of Health Solutions at Arizona State University. He is the co-editor of the Columbia University Press Series Race, Inequality, and Health and the author of several books, including Race Unmasked, for which he won the Arthur J. Viseltear Award from the American Public Health Association. About the interviewer: Hussein Mohsen is a PhD/MA Candidate in Computational Biology and Bioinformatics/History of Science and Medicine at Yale University. His research interests include machine learning, cancer genomics, and the history of human genetics. For more about his work, visit http://www.husseinmohsen.com. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices Support our show by becoming a premium member! https://newbooksnetwork.supportingcast.fm/intellectual-history
Shifting your mindset and approaching your work differently can have a big impact on your success. Hear insights about: How Sarah found her way to real estate after leaving her role as a stay-at-home mom, and why the flexibility of real estate was idea for Sarah Why Sarah realized that shifting your mindset can have a big impact on your success, and why adding work-life separation was an important and life-changing shift Why working with the right coach made a huge difference in Sarah's work and life, and why hiring an assistant was transformational for her work What work Sarah's assistant has taken over, and how the free time allows Sarah to work on her business rather than just in it How Sarah reviews her business to determine what's working and what isn't, and why maintaining the right focus has been a key to her success Why Sarah tackles her social media strategy with intentionality, and how she has carved out a niche in her market with her social media How Sarah evaluates where to best put her attention and focus in her business to maximize her impact and happiness Why staying committed to her goals and following “standard over emotion” are big parts of Sarah's plans for her business going forward Shifting Your Mindset in Real Estate When you're just starting out as a real estate agent, it can be easy to fall into the trap of always having to “do more, work harder, keep longer hours”. But then you start to see some success, and you get entrenched into that mindset out of fear of failure or of disappointing others. Suddenly, work/life balance is gone completely and you're running yourself ragged! However, it doesn't have to be this way! By shifting your mindset, approaching your work differently, and adding the right systems and resources, you can free up time to work on your business, spend more time with your family, and carve out some precious “me time” for yourself. This week's guest is Sarah Allen, a successful Arizona-based Realtor who has only been in the business since 2017 and who has carved out a successful niche for herself in her market. Sarah left her career as a stay-at-home mom and entered real estate because she was attracted by the flexibility, but she quickly fell into the trap of working more and more to keep up with things. However, this wasn't sustainable and Sarah decided to make some big shifts. She put boundaries in place to avoid her work life bleeding into her personal time, she hired an assistant and began offloading some of the day-to-day work… and it made a huge difference to her happiness and her success! Shifting Your Mindset and Seeing Your Work in a New Light It can be so easy to burn yourself out, and that's why it's important to recognize the fear that is the root of your instinct to grind harder. When you're first starting out, the fear comes from not knowing what you're capable of or whether you've made the right career decision. Then the fear comes from worrying about disappointing the people you serve or losing the momentum you've built in your business. However, so often those fears are unfounded and only hold you back from finding the right balance between work time and personal time. Sarah was afraid of hiring an assistant; she was afraid that the person she hired wouldn't do the job as well as she could do it herself. However, a nudge from Sarah's coach was all it took to take the plunge, and after a few months of getting everything synced up, Sarah's assistant has become a powerful asset that allows Sarah to work on the business instead of getting bogged down in the busy-ness. Finding a Balance So much of your success comes from how you see your work. If it's just a necessary grind that takes up too much of your precious time, that can drain you of energy and motivation. But if you work to streamline your tasks and make the most of your time, instead your work can motivate and energize you! By putting the right systems, processes and people in place, you can do more of the work that truly makes a difference and moves the needle for your business. As Sarah learned, a great assistant can make a world of difference by taking over some of the energy-draining tasks you would otherwise have to do yourself! If you'd like to learn more about the incredible Sarah Allen, you can find her on Instagram or visit her website at www.sarahallenrealtor.com. And as always, check out www.pursuingfreedom.com for other great podcast episodes and interviews with industry professionals! About Sarah Allen, in her own words: “As a licensed Arizona Realtor, my goal is to make every interaction a positive experience by servicing my clients to the best of my ability. I love living in Prescott with my husband, and our feisty 6-year-old girl, and sweet 3-year-old boy; they push us to our limits both professionally and emotionally. I enjoy the outdoors, biking, and exploring this great area, but most importantly, I love the small town vibe Prescott offers. Our town is nicknamed everybody's hometown, and that's the #1 reason for why I love living here. Prescott brings a sense of community to every resident, and the wonderful people that make up our small town truly believe in building quality relationships that last. My background is rooted in sports; I developed a love for golf at a young age, and my first career choice was playing professionally. Although I was good enough to play collegiately on a full-ride scholarship, my passion for ‘playing' turned into a passion for ‘coaching.' Shortly after graduating from Arizona State University with a BA in Business Communications at the W.P. Carey School of Business, I turned to coaching the Boys Golf Team at Estrella Foothills High School – my alma mater – while also working every job in the golf industry. This continued until my husband and I became parents to our wonderful daughter, Autumn. Transitioning to a stay-at-home Mom was the driving force for me to become a Realtor. It gave me the sense of accomplishment I desired, and continues to help shape the life I wanted for myself, and my family.” How to Connect With Sarah Allen: Website: www.sarahallenrealtor.com LinkedIn: www.linkedin.com/in/sarah-allen-12044a17b/ LinkedIn: www.linkedin.com/company/lakeway-realty/ Facebook: www.facebook.com/sarahallenprescott Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/sarahallenrealtor/ Balanced Growth Course: Website: https://pursuingfreedom.thinkific.com/courses/balanced-growth Additional Resources: Set for Success Planner Time Tracker 5-Step Guide to More Referrals
Race, while drawn from the visual cues of human diversity, is an idea with a measurable past, an identifiable present, and an uncertain future. The concept of race has been at the center of both triumphs and tragedies in American history and has had a profound effect on the human experience. Race Unmasked: Biology and Race in the Twentieth Century (Columbia UP, 2018)revisits the origins of commonly held beliefs about the scientific nature of racial differences, examines the roots of the modern idea of race, and explains why race continues to generate controversy as a tool of classification even in our genomic age. Surveying the work of some of the twentieth century's most notable scientists, Race Unmasked reveals how genetics and related biological disciplines formed and preserved ideas of race and, at times, racism. A gripping history of science and scientists, Race Unmasked elucidates the limitations of a racial worldview and throws the contours of our current and evolving understanding of human diversity into sharp relief. About the author: Michael Yudell is a public health ethicist, award-winning historian, and professor and Vice Dean at the College of Health Solutions at Arizona State University. He is the co-editor of the Columbia University Press Series Race, Inequality, and Health and the author of several books, including Race Unmasked, for which he won the Arthur J. Viseltear Award from the American Public Health Association. About the interviewer: Hussein Mohsen is a PhD/MA Candidate in Computational Biology and Bioinformatics/History of Science and Medicine at Yale University. His research interests include machine learning, cancer genomics, and the history of human genetics. For more about his work, visit http://www.husseinmohsen.com. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices Support our show by becoming a premium member! https://newbooksnetwork.supportingcast.fm/new-books-network
In this episode, Rhonda welcomes Gregg Murset, the CEO of BusyKid, which is the ultimate debit card and app that helps teach kids how to manage their own money. Gregg is a Certified Financial Planner and consultant who has become a great advocate for sound parenting. In this episode, Gregg shares the importance of teaching your kids the value of money and managing it. He gives us some good tips on how you could help your kids have a better future by teaching them about the financial aspects of life. According to Gregg, it's important to know the balanced financial approach to financial management which is what our kids need to learn. Who is a better teacher than you, right? His message for you today is: Teach you kids while they're young. Here are some of his tips: A balanced financial approach includes saving, sharing and spending. You need to teach your kids what these three things are and what they do to help us manage our money. It's the reality of life and they should know this while they're young. Preparing them for the future is a gift that they will eventually thank you for. Teach them real life skills like earning money through allowances or chores. Kids learn best through experience. The rubber meets the road when they're actually experiencing real life scenarios. If you do this, you set up your kids for future success. Be consistent and use technology, These are two important aspects of building your kid's success. Teach them to consistently earn money, save a little bit, share a little bit and spend on their card. If you completely fall off the wagon, then just get back on. You don't have to be perfect but be consistent. Plus, use technology for your benefit and just go with the flow. Contact Information and Other Resources Our guest today was Gregg Murset. Gregg Murset is a Certified Financial Planner and consultant. For more than 20 years, he has been successful in his personal insurance and financial services practice. A graduate of Arizona State University with a degree in finance, he has earned multiple professional designations in his industry. In addition, he is the CEO and Co-Founder of BusyKid. He has become a leading advocate for sound parenting, child accountability and financial literacy. As a father of six, he decided to throw away the old-school paper chore chart and found a way to combine the old method with technology. Website | Facebook | LinkedIn | Instagram ____________________ Our host of Divorce Conversations for Women Podcast is Rhonda Noordyk, CFEI, CDFA® Rhonda Noordyk's relentless pursuit of financial justice for women going through divorce drove her to leave the financial industry in 2014 to open The Women's Financial Wellness Center. She was in search of a better way. She used her knowledge, passion, and experience to build a leading-edge business model. The intention was to create a business that provided a safe place for women - especially those in a vulnerable position - to find their paths, find their voices and find the financial confidence they need to lift themselves out of seemingly hopeless situations. Since starting the Women's Financial Wellness Center, after a 10+ year career in the financial industry, she has helped alleviate financial vulnerability for thousands of women. In addition to being the CEO of The Women's Financial Wellness Center, Rhonda is also a professional speaker. While her platform is women's money wellness, it is not just about money. Her topics include: assertive communication, boundaries, leadership and overcoming financial myths. Her speaking experience includes: GE Healthcare, UWM Women's Leadership Conference and Marquette Law School. In addition, she has appeared on Fox6 News, Real Milwaukee, and Morning Blend. Her dynamic and inspirational style leaves women with a sense of empowerment. Rhonda Noordyk, CFEI, CDFA® CEO | The Women's Financial Wellness Center email@example.com | (262) 522-1502 Facebook | Twitter | Instagram | LinkedIn | YouTube Schedule a FREE 30-Minute Phone Call ____________________ Sponsored by: Divorce Conversations For Women (online course) ____________________ Visit the Women's Financial Wellness Center for a full directory listing of experts. Be sure to reach out if you would like to connect personally with the Women's Financial Wellness Center. You can visit our website or grab a complimentary 30-minute consult. Leaving a positive podcast review is hugely important: they help the podcast get discovered by new people. Please spend 5 minutes of your time to leave a review on your preferred listening platform, we'd love to hear from you!
Game-changing organizational transformation requires vision, cultural metamorphosis, and creativity executed by talent dedicated to a shared mission. Hear how Dr. Michael M. Crow left the Ivy League to restructure Arizona State University into one of the top public research institutions, and how his model and team – committed to access, excellence, and societal impact – are changing the way we think about the design of public and private enterprises.
Pro-amnesty activists followed Sen. Kyrsten Sinema into a ladies’ room at Arizona State University over the weekend to demand that she support fellow Democrats’ $3.5 trillion social spending bill. Video of the intruders lecturing Sinema, D-Ariz., from outside a closed stall door–while other women went about their personal business–quickly went viral. “Yesterday’s behavior […]
Pro-amnesty activists followed Sen. Kyrsten Sinema into a ladies' room at Arizona State University over the weekend to demand that she support fellow Democrats' $3.5 trillion social spending bill. Video of the intruders lecturing Sinema, D-Ariz., from outside a closed stall door--while other women went about their personal business--quickly went viral. "Yesterday's behavior was not legitimate protest," Sinema said in a public statement. "It is unacceptable for activist organizations to instruct their members to jeopardize themselves by engaging in unlawful activities such as gaining entry to closed university buildings, disrupting learning environments, and filming students in a restroom."The Constitution grants all Americans the right to peacefully protest and petition the government, but doing so inside a restroom and on camera left many raising concerns over lawmakers' privacy. On today's edition of the "Problematic Women" podcast, we've got what you need to know about Sinema's interaction with the protesters as well as the status of the $3.5 trillion spending bill backed by President Joe Biden and most other congressional Democrats.Also on today's show, we discuss a viral TikTok video that raises concerns over the privacy of young people. Plus, over the weekend NASCAR fans joined a trend of obscene chants at sports events directed at the president. What does the situation tell us about today's political climate?We also explain the findings of a new study concluding that testosterone suppression isn't enough to level the playing field between men and women. Read the full study here: https://equalityinsport.org/docs/300921/Guidance%20for%20Transgender%20Inclusion%20in%20Domestic%20Sport%202021.pdf.And as always, we crown our Problematic Woman of the Week.Enjoy the show! See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
The liberal wing of the Democratic Party seems to be nearing its breaking point with Sen. Kyrsten Sinema. Over the weekend, members of the non-profit Living United for Change in Arizona, or LUCHA, followed Sinema, D-Ariz., into a bathroom at Arizona State University. Activists recorded and shouted their grievances at her for not supporting more accommodating immigration reforms. Progressives' frustration with Sinema go beyond Arizona voters. A Saturday Night Live skit portrayed her as the senator derailing legislation central to the Biden administration, including the $3.5 trillion human infrastructure package. Sinema has said that is too expensive for her vote, but hasn't said what she would support. In this week's episode of The Gaggle, an Arizona politics podcast, hosts Yvonne Wingett Sanchez and Ronald J. Hansen, speak with Emily Kirkland, executive director of Progress Arizona, a progressive community nonprofit. She's breaking down why the left is angry with Sinema and what they're doing about it.
The King of Stuff welcomes Donald T. Critchlow, the author of Revolutionary Monsters: Five Men Who Turned Liberation into Tyranny, just released today. Critchlow is the Katzin Family Professor at Arizona State University and the author of several other books, including In Defense of Populism: Protest and American Democracy (2020); and Republican Character: From Nixon to Reagan (2018). He leads the Program in Political History and Leadership at Arizona State University, a certificate program that provides students with a robust civic education. Then Jon talks about his latest piece featured in National Review and hits the song of the week. Subscribe to the King of Stuff Spotify playlist featuring picks from the show. This week, Jon chooses “Cicero” by Soft Kill.
The King of Stuff welcomes Donald T. Critchlow, the author of Revolutionary Monsters: Five Men Who Turned Liberation into Tyranny, just released today. Critchlow is the Katzin Family Professor at Arizona State University and the author of several other books, including In Defense of Populism: Protest and American Democracy (2020); and Republican Character: From Nixon […]
Max Feinberg is a Roofstock Certified Agent out in Pittsburgh PA, a fellow investor and a wealth of knowledge about his local market. In this episode, Max tells us about the homes in Pittsburgh, the vintage, neighborhoods, the rent to purchase-price ratio, common issues that come up on inspection reports, and details that only a local would know. Listen to this episode to learn if Pittsburgh is a good market for your strategy. --- Transcript Before we jump into the episode, here's a quick disclaimer about our content. The Remote Real Estate Investor podcast is for informational purposes only, and is not intended as investment advice. The views, opinions and strategies of both the hosts and the guests are their own and should not be considered as guidance from Roofstock. Make sure to always run your own numbers, make your own independent decisions and seek investment advice from licensed professionals. Mark: Welcome to The Remote Real Estate Investor. My name is Mark Woodling. Michael Albaum and I are joined today by Max Feinberg, who's from Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. So he's one of our certified agents and is going to give us a quick market breakdown and tips and tricks that we need to know about investing in Pittsburgh. So let's jump into it. Max: Thanks for having me. Michael: No, We're really excited to have you on So You are our certified agent out in Pittsburgh, right? Max: That's correct. Yep. Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. Michael: And are you born? Are you a born and bred Pittsburghean? Is that is that the proper term? Max: Pittsburgher, Yeah, I am. Michael: Much better. Max: We could go with Pittsburghean. I was born and raised in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. I left when I was 18 years old. I lived in Arizona for about seven years. And I started my real estate career out there. But I'm back home in Pittsburgh and really enjoying working in real estate here. Michael: Where in Arizona where you? Max: I wasn in well, I went to Arizona State University. So I was in Tempe, Scottsdale Phoenix. started my career in Scottsdale. Yeah. Michael: A lot less snow out in Tempe right? Max: Yeah, yeah, well, weather was a little bit better. But it's not how I'll tell you that much. Michael: Yeah I totally can appreciate that. So max curious to know, how did you go from Arizona real estate back to Pittsburgh real estate was it just, you know, the home homesickness or you knew that market better, you'd read that market better? Max: It's a combination of a few things, those those are definitely part of it. Arizona is one of the more competitive real estate markets in the whole country. I'm not going to get the number exactly right. But I remember they had some crazy number of agents in the state of Arizona over 40,000 or something like that. And so just inherently not being from there. And not having that sphere of influence and network made it hard for someone who was just starting in the real estate industry to get you know, some traction. When you combine that with not really knowing the area, like you just mentioned, and being a little bit homesick. All those things brought me back to Pittsburgh. Michael: Fantastic. And I'm curious what what's been the biggest change in Pittsburgh, since you grew up there to now what have you seen? Max: the biggest one has probably been, you know, some of the factors that are making up the economic drivers here in Pittsburgh, the increase in tech jobs, health care, education, all of those things. And then what they've done to the real estate market, some of the crazy amount of appreciation we've seen in certain areas, and now starting to spill over into these other areas. And we're seeing a lot of development. When I when I was younger, we didn't have we didn't have as much of that the Pittsburgh was still coming off that steel town reputation. And that's really changed a lot over the last 2025 years. Michael: Interesting. So when people say when people hear the word Pittsburgh now, what should they think of? Max: They should think of technology, healthcare education? I know it doesn't. Well, you know, you still think of the Pittsburgh Steelers, you think of steel mills and things like that. And I think there's only one steel mill left in the whole city, you know, those have been gone for a long, long time now. So you know, the main economic drivers, as I mentioned before, I've totally changed and we've become a really savvy city. That's more cutting edge. Michael: Interesting. That's really exciting to hear. Max: Yeah. Michael: So as someone that's not familiar with Pittsburgh, asking for a friend, talk to me, like I'm a brand new movie, and give us kind of a high level walkthrough, if you will. Okay, if I'm looking at a Google map of Pittsburgh, how should I be thinking about some of the different sections, sub markets areas, if I'm an investor? Max: Yeah, it's funny you say that, because I always tell clients I'm working with looking at a map of Pittsburgh is really not helpful at all. For a few reasons. One, we have over 90 different cities that comprise of a fairly small, big citiy, you know small major market. So we have a lot of small little neighborhoods, which are all really different. And you know, outside of the city of Pittsburgh, there's another 150 or so small neighborhood. So when you combine that with really the topography of the area, looking at it to the map, as an investor really doesn't help you too much. You know, Michael: Great to know Max: A town that can be right next to another town on a map would be one place would be an A plus type community with great schools. And you look at a map and you say, well, these prices are lower right next door, why can't we invest in this area? Well, you know, it's across a river and there's a mountain there and you know, it looks like it's next to it on a 2d map. It's really not the case. So it's definitely be helpful to be familiar with the area. And that's where I could come in, or I've had a lot of clients come, you know, fly into Pittsburgh and drive around and really learn a lot from just doing that. Michael: What you just said, I think is so valuable for so many investors, because I think so often, especially remote investors will take our local knowledge and apply it elsewhere. And to your point, I mean, you can't do that. You can't do that ever, and especially not in Pittsburgh. So this is great to know. Okay, so then talk to us about some of the markets, sub markets, neighborhoods that you are seeing, really right for investors, where folks are doing quite well. Max: Yeah, you know, it's there's a few different types of investments that could work here in Pittsburgh, as I'm sure there are other areas and with there being so many different communities. I would say there's really not one answer to that, right. There's there's communities, such as Lawrenceville, or Shadyside, or East Liberty, where we've seen a lot of these companies like Google or Facebook, or Uber moved from Silicon Valley and open offices here. And so those are more appreciation plays, right? Or maybe Airbnb or a property like that works in these areas. But when we're looking at analyzing them for cap rate, or cash on cash, the prices are a little too high. So where we see a lot of success with investors in Pittsburgh is some of these areas that are a little more obscure, a little lesser known that I would call more B to C plus type areas. And we have a lot of them. There's no shortage of them. Like I said, there's, you know, 100 of them. Michael: Okay, so awesome. And kind of digging into the numbers a little bit on those more appreciation plays. Can you give us an idea of just a ballpark idea of what a 3-2 would cost and what it would rent for versus some of those more cashflow heavy markets? Max: Yeah, yeah, I mean, in Lawrenceville, and areas like that. Some areas that are popular with nightlife would be like the South Side Mount Washington, Lawrenceville, these types of places are three twos probably going to be the lower end would be 250, you're probably going to be in the 350 to 400 range for something that doesn't really need any work. And the rents are going to be in the mid 2000s. So on the surface, if we do, you know, napkin math, right back in the napkin math, that doesn't really meet that 1% rule that we look at, to further analyze a property. But right, you know, you are getting appreciation you are in areas where you know, it's probably a better tenant base that, you know, wants to be in those areas for the nightlife and things like that. So… Michael: Yeah, totally random question. Where do you think the term back of the napkin came from? Is it because there's like, like food on the front of the napkin? Max: Probably a couple guys sit in like a, you know, a pub in England or something. Maybe just doing some math on the back of a napkin? I'm not sure. Michael: No one ever says some front of the napkin math, it's always back of the napkin. Mark: So Max, I got a quick question. What's the sweet spot that you're finding right now between, you know, the cash flow markets and the appreciation markets? Where Where do you feel like the opportunity is that most investors are really gearing towards in it's competitive, but not overly competitive? Max: Yeah, so for Pittsburgh, there's, there's a few different answers to that, if you're looking for single family homes in those B to C plus type areas, we're going to be looking at prices that are in the low to mid one hundreds, just because that's where the rents are going to match up, and we're going to be near that 1% rule or maybe a little over it. Now, like most cities, if you get a little further away from town, or you go to some areas that are a little less desirable, we may be able to find single family homes where the numbers look a lot better. And there's inherent risk involved with that as well, the buildings are a little rougher, you may have more tenant turnover and issues in that regard. But that's generally where we're going to be for a three bedroom, one or two bath home, duplexes and triplexes are going to be probably in the mid one hundreds to low to hundreds. At this point, which has really gone up, you know, I'm sure like a lot of other cities in the past two years, from, you know, the low to mid one hundreds to high one hundreds, each thing's probably gone up about 30,000. So, you know, probably about 10 to 15% appreciation. But that's where we're going to see the numbers. I like to steer clients towards duplexes and triplexes if they're looking for cash flow. You know, we know that there's probably more turnover on multi units than there are single family units. But cash flows generally going to be a little bit better around here. Michael: Max you bring up such a great point. And it's something that I talked to members in the academy all the time about, how do you have the conversation around someone who says, well, Max, here's this $120,000 house that rents for 1200 bucks, let's say, but over here, here's this $180,000 duplex that rents for two grand gross, and you have to explain to them that those tenants might be very different. We have to get beyond the gross numbers. I mean, how do you have that conversation? Max: Right? Yeah, well, that's tenant turnover is just part of it. I mean, here in Pittsburgh, as I'm sure we'll touch on In a little bit here, some of these buildings are older, and utilities are separated. In some instances, they're not separated. In some instances, the owner may be responsible for paying water and electric, the tenant pays gas. Whereas a single family home generally the tenants responsible for paying all the utilities. But when you dive into the numbers a little bit more, may actually make those single family homes more attractive than they first appeared. But yeah, no tenant turnovers part of it. Utilities being split as part of it, just property maintenance is part of it. I mean, you've got two kitchens, to bathrooms, if not more, probably bigger buildings. So there's a lot of factors while the cash flow may be a little bit better, your expenses maybe a little bit more as well. Michael: That's such a good point to keep in mind. So you, you mentioned it, and I would love to come back to it. So the age of the housing stock in Pittsburgh, talk to us about what that looks like. Is it new builds? Is it 200 years old, 100 year old, you know, what, what is the age of some of these properties that are good cash flow investments look like? Max: Yeah, we don't really have a whole lot that's over 130 years old. And most of the stuff that's going to be that age is going to be really close to the city center. So some of the neighbors like the north side, South Side, you look at the date, those were built in those were in the late 1800s. But oftentimes, that scares people without even really looking into it. I mean, these places were built to last a little bit different than they are nowadays. And then we have new builds, I was just at a friend's house yesterday, who has a townhome that was built less than a year ago, he's already got plumbing issues. So you know, sometimes sometimes age isn't a bad thing. But there are issues that are associated with having buildings that are 100 years old or so which is where I would say a lot of these properties are going to sit about 100 years old 80 to 100. Michael: And how do you determine or decipher? I mean, so I would give an example, I have a four Plex that was built in like 1890. But I took it down to the studs, brand new, everything brand new, you know, roof, electrical, plumbing, whatever, and so on the insurance that says your construction 2019. So how do you get how do you? How do you coach people? How do you walk people through? Yeah, I know, it says it was built in 1900. But it's been rehabbed. So for you, as the owner, it's effective your construction is 2020, or whatever. Max: I tell people that all the time, I say, you know, if this building was built in 1880, there's very few things in this building that are still from 1880, one of them may be the foundation, which I know is a big is a big issue for a lot of people. But again, these foundations oftentimes are 18 to 24 inches thick, and they're not going anywhere. But as you touched on the plumbing, electrical roof, all this stuff's probably within 50 years old. So you know, we go in there, we do inspections, and we figure out the age of some of these mechanicals, and we're better able to figure out what we should be estimating for maintenance capex and things like that. Michael: I love it. And so you touched on foundations, and there may be some damage to those foundations. What are some other common issues that you see in the Pittsburgh market that maybe are custom to the Pittsburgh market that might scare other investors away? Like for one we had, were chatting with an agent, they have termites everywhere, they have termites. So if you see termites is not a big deal. what's what's kind of unique to Pittsburgh? Max: Termites is one of them, but it's not crazy. Common around here. termites are prevalent, though, but a lot of the issues that we see here that I've noticed have caused pause for some investors from out of state are related to the foundations, and then kind of our pretty awful weather. So you know, these foundations that are from 1880 1890, they didn't use basements back then the same way we do. And they design these houses, with foundations that are oftentimes fairly porous. And then when you combine that with the amount of rain that we get here, we see issues like mold, we see issues like dampness and basements. And then, you know, some settling and foundation shifting that's associated with age and moisture. These issues are pretty common around here and definitely can be caused for large concern, but oftentimes are not. And, you know, I talked to Mark about this a few weeks ago, I work with one guy who says mold is gold, because it scares people away. But it's really easy and common. It's an easy thing to fix. And it's so common, but you know, when you deal with people from Arizona, for example, they hear the word mold and they just shut down right? So that was those would be a couple things. A couple other common issues around here have to do with the age of buildings and cause people to hesitate or odd layouts. We have sometimes these duplexes or triplexes that were single family homes maybe 100 years ago, and they'd be repurposed over the last 100 years. They've got really bizarre layouts and they're not your traditional uptown or side by side duplex. We've got very small bedrooms that really should be closets, attics that are finished, basement bedrooms, things like that, that if you trace the lineage of a property back, you'll find that every 20 or 30 years or so something was done and changed it a little bit so those are a few of the things and that just other issues that are associated with older buildings which we kind of already touched on. Michael: Yeah, that makes total sense. MarkL Yeah Max I think one of the important points to the mold aspect is it's so cold up there that you know mold really thrives on heat right and that's where a lot of water just kind of you know, it turns in the mold once the heat gets to it but out there the freeze you know, really takes care of it so you're not going through these vicious mold cycles out there. It's really just maybe more seasonal if anything, right? Max: Yeah, I would say it's not as common in the winter but these basements again, they a lot of them just let a lot of water in and if you're not running a dehumidifier or you know there's a lot of people that do external French drains and things like that there's ways to combat these once you remediate the actual mold issue. Michael: That's great. Mark: Mold is gold well we'll save that only for the more high level investors out there that really can coined that phrase I think that's good for anybody so it doesn't freak them out you know once they see some of those items. Max: Right. Michael: So max I come from a long long background in the insurance industry so I'm curious to know in Pittsburgh Do you guys have natural disasters? Do you have tornadoes, floods, hurricanes, that kind of thing? Max: You know, it's funny you say that I it's another thing I like to talk to out of state clients about while our weather here is not notoriously great, you know, we get a lot of rain and it's fairly overcast, we actually don't have many natural disasters. We really don't have earthquakes. We have tornadoes one tornado me we every, maybe every three to five years. And you know, it touches down and it's gone. And, you know, I guess we do have some floods, because of the topography and the amount of rain. And they're, you know, you coming from insurance, I'm sure you're familiar with, we do have a lot of properties that require flood insurance. So that's something that we dive into, you know, before we commit to a property, because that can be a little pricey and can hurt hurt the numbers if that's another 1200 bucks a year or so. Right? But the weather here, it doesn't get too hot. It's really not as cold as some places, you know, in New York, or, you know, Minnesota or Wisconsin or places like that. It's not as hot as you know, some places in the south. So it's fairly mild here, in my opinion. Michael: You're talking to a guy from California. So the fact that snow is a part of the equation, mild is no part of that sentence. Max: That's right. Yeah. Well, yeah, with no earthquakes here so we'll take that. Michael: That's a big win. That's a big win. Sign me up. Max: Right. Michael: Okay. And so Max, I'm curious to know, or for investors to know, because I think property taxes is one of the biggest misses that investors encounter in investing remotely, they often know how, what their property taxes look like in their county or their state, but going across the country across state lines can often change things. So how do you know how people should be calculating their property taxes? Max: Totally. That's the biggest one I've seen. Mark and I have talked about this as well. You know, a lot of times we've got buildings here that have been owned in the same family for 70-80 years. And on the surface, you look at the taxes, it's like, wow, $200,000, and it's only $950 a year in taxes. Well, that's what it is now, but it's going to change. So that's one of the conversations I like to have with people. It varies county by county here. So Pittsburgh's in Allegheny County, and that's where most of the properties that we're going to be talking about or Roofstocks going to be publishing are going to be located in Allegheny County. Generally, in Allegheny County, the way they reassessed these properties is approximately 80% of the new sales price. And then the millage rate in each Township, which we just discussed, there's a ton of them, varies. So I can't really give a one size fits all answer there other than you can calculate the assessed value based off your purchase price, and then go check out what the millage rate is for whatever neighborhood that property is actually in and go from there. Once you get outside of Allegheny County, in the neighboring counties, such as Westmoreland, Butler, Beaver County, places like that, they're all calculated differently. So we could go on a one by one basis there but Allegheny County for the most part, that's how it's done. Michael: Okay, perfect. And that's what I always share with folks too is Hey, just go call the county assessor ask how you calculate your resale property taxes. So this is super helpful. So for anybody listening, who's interested in investing in that market, go look up the millage rate for that specific area and multiply it by 80% of the purchase price. Max: Approximately varies year over year. Sometimes it's 75. But yeah, that's a safe way of calculating it Michael: More or less. Okay, cool. Mark, do you have some other questions for Max? Mark: Yeah, I think it's good to know really what your expectations are because it's a two way street. You know, buyers are putting in offers on Roofstock for MLS properties, we would kick those offers over to you as a referral. And you're going to work with those buyers. But when you have that first conversation with buyers, what is it that you always emphasize or some of the common things that you say hey, before we move forward into and submit this offer. Let's make sure we have these things in a row. What What is it that you go through? Max: Well, I'll tell you this, Roofstocks done a really good job of making sure buyers are pre qualified and ready to buy. So it's a little different for buyers I work with from Roofstock, that may be someone I've met through another means. But the biggest thing with expectations is I try to let people know that the market still pretty hot, it has slowed down a little bit, especially in the multifamily world. But if we see a property that the numbers look really, really good, a lot of other people are seeing that property, and they're running those same numbers as well. So you just got to be ready to go. And I know a lot of people a lot of times being from out of state have a lot of questions. And some of which we've just covered, how do I calculate taxes or some of these issues? So I like to just try to have this conversation with them initially, and say, Hey, you know, here's, here's the answer to these questions. By the way, we also have a 10 to 14 day inspection period where we can make sure we're not getting into something that we shouldn't be getting into. So if a property looks really good, I just want people to understand that it's going to be gone still within 24 to 48 hours around here. Michael: That makes total sense. Mark: That's great. And when you submit an offer, and you hear back from let's say, a listing agent, you know, what's the typical back and forth that you have with a buyer, because I know some agents give you extra information and give you some ideas about you know, where you need to be, how do you approach that with a buyer to give them as much market Intel, just so they can really either submit that offer, say, Hey, you know what this may not be, you know, the the best offer on the table. So let's go shop for another property. Max: A lot of times, especially with deals that are really competitive, I just tell people, even if it's not a highest and best situation, sometimes it's best to put your best foot forward and just say, Hey, this is what I'm willing to do. This is my personal, highest and best situation. And if someone else wants to do 10,000 more, or is able to offer cash, then so be it right, and this one wasn't the one that was meant to be. But that way, at least you know, you're not trying to squeeze out two or $3,000. I try to help people understand that if you're going to look at this as a long term investment, two or $3,000 off of sales price, when you're doing a 30 year mortgage is so small, that if you think this is a property that you really want, it looks like a good deal. Let's go for it, right. And we can do our due diligence on the property and some of these other things during an inspection period, when we can still get out of it, and you can get your deposit back. Michael: And Max to your point. I mean, even putting your best foot forward, knowing that you might still lose out on the deal allows you to potentially become that backup offer. If the first deal falls through this just happened to me… Max: Totally, Michael: You know, the selling agent came back and said, Oh, you know, our other buyer fell out. Are you still interested? And I see Yeah, you know, we can talk? Yeah, let's have that conversation. Max: Yeah, we can talk about that offer. That offer might go down a little bit right? Michael: Exactly. You gotta pay for rejecting me. Max: That's, that's right. Yeah. But you know, that's that's happened a lot around here. And I'm glad you said that, because I think we've had a lot of appraisal issues lately. I'm not sure if this is happening in other markets. But I think appraisers, especially around here, are tasked with the difficult job of trying to cool off a hot market, right? They see these prices going up and going up. And they don't want to be the ones left holding the ball like 13 years ago, or 12 years ago. And so we've had a lot of, you know, appraisals come back low lately. And that's really open things up for what you just mentioned, hey, this person doesn't want to buy it anymore, you know, hey, is your offer still stand? So I'm glad you said that, because we've seen a lot of that here. Michael: Interesting. And so in terms of the offer prices that you're seeing properties go under contract for, are they and keep in mind everyone listening, we're recording this end of September 2021. But are they at list price? Are they over list price? Are they under list price? Where are you seeing the off the winning offers coming coming in? Max: With single family homes, we're still seeing them above list price pretty often. With multi families not quite as often. I feel like there's a few reasons for that, you know, obviously the first and foremost being there's less people looking to buy multifamily properties that are single family properties. But multi families are still going to be around list price. I just had a client lose out the other day we went 7000 over on $125,000 duplex, and I think the winning bid was probably about 10 or 11,000 over so that's still common. We don't really have anything, you know, more than, you know, 10 or 20,000 over for the most part, just because you don't really go 50,000 over, you know, on a $200,000 purchase. I'm sure in places like California, you may see it more often because the initial price is higher, right? But here the percentage is, you know, never really too much more than 10% above list price. Michael: Okay. And are you seeing people get really aggressive and creative with the terms that they're offering? Max: Yeah, yeah, I mean a lot of people still waiting inspections and I know that's something that's hard for a lot of Roofstock clients. And I really honestly expect a lot of Roofstock clients to want to waive inspections as they've never seen the properties but sometimes you have to remember you're competing against local investors as well, who have experience and they've walked that property and they're comfortable waiving inspections, because they already know you know what's needed or what's not. So that's obviously still a big part of it. And we're seeing, you know, lease backs to the owners, because it's hard to find properties for them to move into. So they're letting owners stay, you know, for three months for free. There's a lot of creative things going on right now. Michael: Interesting. Max: There's still people covering appraisal differences as well, even if you're doing a purchase with a loan, you know, you can still waive the appraisal contingency, but you're going to be responsible for covering that that gap. I've seen that more often in the last few months than I have in the past as well. Mark: And so Max, are you when you're getting an offer submitted through Roofstock? How many times are you doing a leaseback? Like what percentage? Or what percentage? Are you waving? You know, the inspection contingencies or any of those like what's what's the common ratios that you're seeing out there? Max: For Roofstock not as much again, the clients are usually out of state. And so they they feel more comfortable, at least having an inspection done. And so I try to help them understand other ways that we can improve the offer, you know, obviously more money is helpful, but maybe more deposit money, maybe a quicker closing, whatever it may be, there's other ways to make your offer more attractive. Maybe you just tell them, hey, I want to do an inspection. But it's going to be an as is sale, I'm either going to take it or leave it I'm not going to use this inspection to really beat you guys up and negotiate any further. I just had a Roofstck client do that this week. So leasebacks not as often. But you know, other creative strategies are pretty common. Michael: Awesome. And, Max, when you're putting up properties onto the Roofstock select program in the Pittsburgh market, what criteria are you looking for? What is it that when you see a property screams Oh, perfect investment property candidate? Max: Yeah, Mark and I have talked about this a lot. And I'm still trying to find, you know, what's best for the Rootstock investors? And I think the answer to that is there's investors that are looking for all different types of things. So I'm trying to get creative, and put all different types of properties on there, I've been doing a lot of properties in these Lawrenceville types areas where the initial return doesn't look great. But I found that there's Roofstock investors who are from California or Washington, and they're still looking at us. And when these are still really good numbers. So that's I'm doing some of that a lot of the B to C plus properties where we're looking at a 1% rule. That's one of the things I'm looking for. And then I've I've been uploading some properties to Roofstock lately that are in some of the areas where the returns are going to be a little higher. And on the front end, I've really found it's important with those properties to have these conversations about potential issues. So there's there's all sorts of different criteria for what we can find in Pittsburgh. Michael: That's great and cool to hear that Pittsburgh does really cater to to every investor type or every investor persona with the type of asset that they have that you have in the market. Max: Absolutely. Mark: Yeah, I have a few stats I want to throw at max and just see what he if he has any comments around these because I was just studying John Burn's real estate data, which is a great source of information. It shows that rents were up 2.7%, from 2020, basically. So over the last year, it was 2.3% in 2020, and 2019 is 3.6%. So slow and steady, I would say is always good. The existing home prices jumped. This is a median number from 173 to 192 in 2021. So over the last year is jumped up a nice percent was that clip about 20% clip, it's not too bad or 10% clip, excuse me. Here's the number that stood out. And I would love to hear what Max has to say on this. So I'm looking at the cost of a payment and maintenance to own versus the cost of rent. And it shows that the cost of a payment with maintenance for let's call it an entry level home is $997 a month versus that same entry level home to rent is about $1416. max, are those numbers accurate? What do you see in the market? Max: That sounds accurate to me, like I said, you know, $1400 a month in rent would be about probably $170,000. Home, depending on the area, but so that average rent sounds just like the average purchase price you just mentioned. So that sounds spot on to me. And I'm glad you brought that up the rent increase to one of the other things that we see around here a lot, which I've had conversations with a lot of Roofstock investors about is the current rents of these properties we're uploading, we have a lot of properties here that are older, have maybe been passed down through families, tired landlords, and the rents are just crazy low. And so you know, when we initially upload properties, if there's tenants in there, the numbers may not look great on where they are now, and there's a lot of reasons for that. And the most common reason is landlords, just really not raising rents and keeping up with how fast they've appreciated, like you just mentioned, Mark, I think a lot of these older, tired, landlords don't really go and check the real estate stats like that and say, oh, holy cow, I should have raised this, you know, 10% over the last three years, because that's what it's gone up, you know, and people don't realize that, you know, they're still sitting at 650 a month for a one bedroom. And, you know, it should be at 850. Now, and that changes everything. That's really, really common around here. Michael: Yeah, that's such a good point, Max. And I was just having a conversation with some investors yesterday talking about the difference between buying on pro forma or buying at true value. And so what we're talking about is because of single family is a little bit different than multifamily. But for single families, if the potential is truly there, I think it can totally make sense. But you just want to avoid is a seller saying, Oh, well, the market rents 850, my current rents at 650. But you have to pay the price to buy the home at 850. And really, the market is 700. That's where you get yourself into big trouble. Max: Max: Right? Right. It's like, well, you should have gone and done it then. Right? Michael: Yeah, why don't you do it? And then I'll pay for it. Right? Max: Why don't you do it then and keep the house. But you know, what I'm seeing a lot of times is that, in this market, we're kind of purchasing in the middle of the pro forma and true value. You know, people are pricing them at the true value, and the performance, you know, 20,000 below that, or 30,000. Below that. And oftentimes where we're settling is somewhere in the middle. So yeah, I'm glad you said that. Michael: Okay, that's that's super good to know, as well. And what tools would you recommend investors utilize to get a handle on what are the true market rents? Max: Well, I this is a conversation I have all the time, I wish there was some sort of rental appraisal software where there was an actual correct answer for that. But really, you know, we have this conversation a lot, there is no such thing as a rent appraisal, right? It is, whatever someone's willing to pay. The tools I use are probably the ones that a lot of other people use. I use Zillow rentals a lot. I use Rentometer a lot. I use Craigslist, I look what's out there, I just try to look at everything that's, you know, really available. And then oftentimes, if it's still available, I'll take 10 or 15% off of what that is, and say that's probably about where we should be otherwise, again, it would be rented at that price. Right? Michael: Right. Max: Yeah, it wouldn't be available still, if it was if it was priced correctly, but we use rent ometer I use rent ometer a lot. Zillow rentals a lot. Michael: Yeah, those are those are both great tools. Mark: So I have two more quick stats. One of them's vacancy. So we're showing the vacancy rate is actually like 5% going all the way back to 2016. So 95% occupancy, as you guys would say, Do you find that that's true? Or you know, it sounds like it's a very competitive rental market out there. Is that right? Max: It is a competitive rental market. I've I always go back to two things when I think about how competitive the rental market is and how people don't really realize how competitive it is I purchased a building in December of last year, so it's been about you know, 9-10 months, and the owner was living in the downstairs unit which was a really nice unit and they told me it's probably worth 750-$850 a month. Well I went on Facebook marketplace, listed it for 1100 a month I got all these comments You're crazy. You're crazy second day rented so it is competitive. You know people don't realize what true rents really should be and how many people are actually looking for a nice property if you've got a nice clean property people are willing to pay because there's not a lot of those available. Michael: Awesome Wow. Mark: Well the backup statistic to that is 53% of the housing units are tenant occupied. So renters are occupying 53% of the property so that shows you homeownership rate out there is just not as strong and that's in the city as Pittsburgh so that's where the competitive nature is coming from versus ownership rate is 64% nationally right so you flip those numbers around and you see that there's that many more renters than in Pittsburgh. Max: Yeah you know what it's really I've heard that stat and it's really amazing to think about when you think about the cost of you know purchasing a property here it's it's amazing that it's not flipped around and you can buy a nice house for $170,000.10 minutes away from the city but rental rates are really high here and I'm not really sure why I think maybe it's because we have a lot of out of state investors and you know, I'm not really sure beyond that, but the opportunity is there there's a large rental pool and not a lot of vacant properties as you just mentioned. Michael: Interesting. Mark: That's great Well to me that that's what sums it up right there is that it's there's the the slow steady your rental growth, there's a tenant occupancy, there's a there's a demand for tenants that are coming from both your side as well as they're looking for properties. So it sounds like the supply and demand is very healthy on the renter side which is the I really drive investors to the market. Max: Yeah, and rising rents and rising ARVs as well so it's a good time to get in. Mark: Max this was great. This is the the comments on just you know what, what the common things are that you're seeing out there. I mean, this is the information that you probably have the conversations every day, maybe 5-10 times a day so glad we could get that out there and share it with a listener. So Michael, this was us, he was probably one of the better interviews I would have to say because it's, it's a demystifying right, all the all the little things that people hear about, but you really need to hear it from the locals. Michael: And I can say wholeheartedly, Max that Max: I'm gonna have to go back and watch the other interviews how to make sure. Thanks, guys, I appreciate it. Michael: This was great. Mark: Thank you so much. Alright, thanks again, Max, for joining us. And thanks to all the investors for listening and we'll catch you on the next one. Happy investing.
There aren't many in this world who can be called a real-life Lorax. In fact, there's just one: Dr. Meg Lowman. Lowman was nicknamed that by National Geographic for her enthusiasm and knowledge of all things trees. A true tree hugger, Lowman, executive director of the TREE Foundation, has been up in the branches and crowns for decades, learning and sharing that enthusiasm and knowledge about the arboreal world all around and above us. With her new book, Arbornaut: A Life Discovering the Eighth Continent in the Trees Above Us, Lowman shares her incredible story. From the first seeds of wanting to explore the Australian rainforests in her graduate school days, to measuring tree growth in the northeastern United States; from climbing up the enormous redwoods on the Pacific, to saving Ethiopia's last forests with the help of local priests, Lowman's adventures become our own. Part memoir, part fieldwork account, The Arbornaut highlights her rise, one of only a few women in the scientific world of dendrology (the study of trees) and offers ways in which everyone can help conserve trees and make a positive impact against climate change. The Lorax would be proud. Dr. Meg Lowman is an American biologist, educator, ecologist, writer, editor, and public speaker. She is the executive director of the TREE Foundation and a professor at the National University of Singapore, Arizona State University, and Universiti Sains Malaysia. Buy the Book: The Arbornaut: A Life Discovering the Eighth Continent in the Trees Above Us (Hardcover) Third Place Books Presented by Town Hall Seattle. To become a member or make a donation online click here.
“You can't think your way through trauma. You have to feel it.” In this episode of Deep Chats, we dive deeper than most chats to discuss all things anxiety with Inertia DeWitt, LMFT. As a human being in this world, we are faced with traumas of all sorts (from violence to not feeling like we belong). It's important to note the very natural survival strategies we use to overcome these traumas, and the resulting symptoms of anxiety that arise. We walk together in this episode through this entire journey and what it means to return to a state of capacity to experience it all. Inertia DeWitt is a Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist working in private practice in the state of California. She is a trauma specialist, a trained EMDR and Brainspotting practitioner, a somatic psychotherapist, and a Certified Yoga Teacher with over 10 years of experience in the teaching field. Prior to becoming a psychotherapist, Inertia studied dance and the performing arts. She holds an MFA in Dance from Arizona State University and bridges her knowledge in body-based practices in her work as a mental health professional. Inertia provides integrative coaching services as an alternative for those seeking spiritual support that may include ritual work, chakra healing, astrology readings, and yoga. In this episode we discussed: The 3 umbrellas of therapy The 4 main survival strategies What is Somatics and the role it plays Modes of somatic healing The effects of trauma if not tended to How to address someone with anxiety The choice we always have Links: Instagram @inertiadewitt Inertiadewitt.com OHM, her membership service, can be found on her website under “Free Resources” Healingismutual.com Stay in Touch: Website Instagram: @deepchatspodcast Watch our interviews recorded live on YouTube About Leah & Jenn Leah Morris is a Life & Relationship Transition Coach, founder of Life Remade, published writer, and motivational speaker... She helps people to authentically process their feelings, thoughts, and emotions in order to give them a deeper understanding of themselves and others. Using a range of modalities including art, coaching, guided visualization, and even her own story and experience of marriage, divorce, and finding herself again - Leah specializes in helping you gain a solid sense of Self Worth, develop unshakable Confidence, and heal after emotional Heartbreak. The biggest lesson she's learned in life thus far is that "there is no greater place to begin putting your life together than when it's been broken apart. Connect with Leah at www.LifeRemade.com or on Instagram @leahemorris Jennifer Butler is a Love and Transformation Coach who is dedicated to helping women fall deeply in love with themselves and awaken to their own internal power to create joy, love, and freedom in their lives. Working with women in three areas: Conscious Uncoupling, Calling in “The One,” & Self-Discovery, Jennifer teaches clients to identify and transform internal obstacles and expand their capacity to love and be loved. Jennifer received her Masters in Clinical Social Work from New York University in 2002. After working as a trauma social worker in the hospital system, she took time off to become a mom and write a book. Jennifer authored Excerpts from the Heart of a Mom, inviting readers into her personal life and parenting journey, and sharing fundamental insights to a conscious approach to parenting. She also began “Live Through the Heart,” a blog that inspires readers to live more consciously in their daily lives. Connect with Jennifer at www.jennjoycoaching.com or on Instagram @jennjoybutler_lifecoach Subscribe + Review Never miss an episode! Subscribe to the podcast!
Raby Gueye emigrated from Senegal at the age of 7 to the United States. Her early childhood emphasized the importance of education, primarily due to the necessity to translate for her family. Her experience translating to teachers, doctors, and even cable/utility companies all reinforced the necessity to pursue an education and eventually lead her to become the first woman to graduate from college in her family. During this time, she once again learned about the college process (applications, fees, tuition, etc.) all on her own as she went on to study international/global studies at Arizona State University. Eventually, she was given experiences to teach in both India and low-income schools in Arizona which eventually led her to create Teach for Senegal. In doing so, she hopes to address inequality while also encouraging children to be proud of where they come from. Subscribe to our Newsletter! https://findingfounders.co/subscribe Website: findingfounders.co Follow Sam: https://www.instagram.com/samueldonner/ Follow Finding Founders IG: https://www.instagram.com/findingfounderspodcast/ --- Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/finding-founders/support
Hour 1 - Nick Reed talks about a variety of topics in the news, including: Last night (October 4th), Dallas County made a post on their social media giving a small update on the James Phelps' case. An hour after that post, the house that was being investigated on Moon Valley Rd caught fire. Springfield Fire Department Bomb Squad found and detonated an explosive found near James Phelps' burned down home. A number of "activists," including a man and a self-identified illegal immigrant, stalked, harassed, and filmed Sen. Kyrsten Sinema of Arizona in a bathroom stall after one of her two classes at Arizona State University over the weekend. When asked about the bathroom incident, President Joe Biden noted that while he did not consider the tactics "appropriate," a man following a female senator into a women's restroom at her place of work is just "part of the process." Sen. Kyrsten Sinema of Arizona was also confronted by protesters on a flight. A handful of Seattle's more than 12,000 homeless people will soon be moving from the street to a studio penthouse with a view.
Yes, that was the sound of a toilet flushing and more on today's CrossPolitic Daily News Brief. This is Toby Sumpter. Today is Tuesday, October 5, 2021. AD: Did you know that more than 75% of those raised in evangelical, Presbyterian, and Reformed churches don't pursue any kind of Christian higher education? Surprising isn't it. Cornerstone Work & Worldview Institute is seeking to provide a new, exciting, and affordable option for Christians. Our mission is to build Kingdom culture in the workplace by equipping our students in a Trinitarian worldview and vocational competencies. Our low-cost full-time program offers integrative course modules, internships, and mentoring so our students can finish debt-free with vocational preparation, a robust faith, and financial potential to build strong godly families and homes rooted in their communities and churches long-term. Our program is offered face-to-face in beautiful Southern Illinois or remotely, anywhere you are. Visit our website at www.cornerstonework.org to find out more about enrolling. Facebook, Instagram Down https://blog.cloudflare.com/october-2021-facebook-outage/ Facebook and its affiliated services WhatsApp and Instagram all went down on Monday for almost five hours. Their DNS names stopped resolving, and their infrastructure IPs were unreachable. It was as if someone had "pulled the cables" from their data centers all at once and disconnected them from the Internet. How's that even possible? Meet BGP BGP stands for Border Gateway Protocol. It's a mechanism to exchange routing information between autonomous systems (AS) on the Internet. The big routers that make the Internet work have huge, constantly updated lists of the possible routes that can be used to deliver every network packet to their final destinations. Without BGP, the Internet routers wouldn't know what to do, and the Internet wouldn't work. The Internet is literally a network of networks, and it's bound together by BGP. BGP allows one network (say Facebook) to advertise its presence to other networks that form the Internet. As we write Facebook is not advertising its presence, ISPs and other networks can't find Facebook's network and so it is unavailable. The individual networks each have an ASN: an Autonomous System Number. An Autonomous System (AS) is an individual network with a unified internal routing policy. An AS can originate prefixes (say that they control a group of IP addresses), as well as transit prefixes (say they know how to reach specific groups of IP addresses). From A New York Times Article: “Computers convert websites such as facebook.com to numeric internet protocol addresses, through a system that is likened to a phone's address book. Facebook's issue was the equivalent of removing people's phone numbers from under their names in their address book, making it impossible to call them, he said. Because Cloudflare directs traffic to Facebook, it became aware of the outage early on and saw the incident's scope.” If the nameservers are unreachable or fail to respond because of some other reason, then a SERVFAIL is returned, and the browser issues an error to the user. Due to Facebook stopping announcing their DNS prefix routes through BGP, our and everyone else's DNS resolvers had no way to connect to their nameservers. Consequently, 188.8.131.52, 184.108.40.206, and other major public DNS resolvers started issuing (and caching) SERVFAIL responses. But that's not all. Now human behavior and application logic kicks in and causes another exponential effect. A tsunami of additional DNS traffic follows. This happened in part because apps won't accept an error for an answer and start retrying, sometimes aggressively, and in part because end-users also won't take an error for an answer and start reloading the pages, or killing and relaunching their apps, sometimes also aggressively. This in turn creates a traffic increase, which increases stress to the system, even when traffic is beginning to move again. traffic changed dramatically from 15:45 UTC to 16:45 UTC-- It stopped being available at around 15:50 UTC and returned at 21:20 UTC. What remains unclear is exactly why this happened. Early speculation was that it was not a cyber attack but a problem in Facebook's servers. At one point, a team was dispatched to a Santa Clara, Calif., data center to try a “manual reset” the servers, according to an internal memo. 3.5 Billion people use the sites around the world, including many for business and sales. A New York times article stoked fears that this instability could be a liability to the economy and health. Watch this story to see if this sort of thing becomes a talking point for those who want to socialize social media in the name of health and safety and economic stability. Of course people do make their livings off the internet and social media, but this is part of the risk that is built into the world. Truck drivers sometimes have flat tires, ships run into hurricanes, and farmers have poor rain fall. The answer is not more government regulation and bureaucracy. The answer is hard work, saving more than you spend, taking appropriate precautions, and trusting the God of the harvest. To look for a perfect solution where nothing bad ever happens is to look for a God, a religious solution that does not exist apart from the true God of Heaven. But for many, the state is the solution to every hardship because the state is their god and their religion. But clearly their god is impotent as he cannot apparently save us from anything. Maybe their god is in the bathroom. No seriously… Senator Sinema Harassed at ASU in a Lady's Room Play Audio Democratic Senators Joe Manchin and Kyrsten Sinema have been in the crosshairs of leftist activists over the last week as they have refused to go along with extremists in passing the 3.5 jumbo jet pork bill that wants the state all up in your business. So these extremists followed Sen. Sinema into a Lady's Room to protest her stance after she politely declined to answer their questions. Leftists Cheer Bullying of Senator Sinema & Twitter Shrugs https://jezebel.com/absolutely-bully-kyrsten-sinema-outside-of-her-bathroom/ Jezebel -- one extremist media outlet had this to say: “The effectiveness of certain kinds of protest will always be up for debate. From violent altercations to boycotts, sit-ins and marches, each method has some history of success and failure that differs among participants, observers, and the object of the protestors' scorn. So naturally, a group of activists pursuing Senator Kyrsten Sinema around the Arizona State University campus over the weekend and—controversially, somehow—briefly following Sinema into a public restroom to note that their family members were deported—is bound to prompt some pearl-clutching.” The article is titled “Absolutely Bully Sinema Outside Her Bathroom Stall.” Of course Twitter has done nothing about this article that defends bullying. Kirsten Powers replied on Twitter: “Which is worse: your grandparents being deported or being followed into a bathroom (bc you refused to stop and listen) by ppl desperate for your help? This is not a trick question.” Well, there's a difference between pursuing someone in leadership in desperation, and doing so to score political points and filming the whole thing and posting it on the internet. But I'm pretty sure if this were AOC or another member of the Squad, CNN would be hyperventilating on air right now talking about white supremacy and Trump. China Sends 52 Warplanes Over Taiwanese Airspace Monday https://dailycaller.com/2021/10/04/china-52-warplanes-taiwan-adiz-incursion/ China sent a record 52 military aircrafts into Taiwan's Air Defense Identification Zone (ADIZ) Monday, making it the largest incursion since the self-governing island began publicly reporting such data in 2020. The aircrafts included 34 J-16, two Su-30 fighter jets, 12 nuclear-capable H-6 bombers, two Y-8 anti-submarine warplanes and two KJ-500 airborne control planes belonging to China's People's Liberation Army (PLA) Air Force, according to a statement from Taiwan's defense ministry. Taiwan issued radio warnings and deployed its air defense missile systems in response. The Chinese planes flew near the Pratas Island, an atoll in the South China Sea, located southwest of Taiwan and near the Chinese provinces of Fujian and Guangdong, accordingto a map of their flight paths shared by Taiwan's defense ministry. Chinese aircrafts made around 380 air incursions into Taiwan's ADIZ in 2020 alone, a Taiwanese defense official said in January. Beijing has become more assertive in its military posture, making more than 500 air incursions so far this year, DW reported. The previous record of Chinese military planes entering Taiwan's ADIZ was reportedSaturday night, when 39 aircraft flew into the zone. China flew 25 planes into the ADIZ on Oct. 1 in an apparent display of force coinciding with the country's National Day. Tensions between the two countries have worsened in recent months. Chinese air missions in Taiwanese airspace and near the Pratas Islands have become more frequent as a result. China claims Taiwan as its territory and defends its incursions into Taiwanese airspace as essential to protecting its own sovereignty. (RELATED: US Military Says Chinese Attack On Taiwan Accelerating As Taiwan Threatens War ‘To The Very Last Day') Chinese defense ministry spokesman Wu Qian warned in January that “Taiwan independence means war.” He also called China's military activities in the Taiwan Strait “necessary actions to safeguard national sovereignty and security.” Which is kind of like the accusation that even though I'm vaccinated, it does not work if you don't get vaccinated. https://www.facebook.com/aaron.rock.98/videos/576873593358102/ Play audio: 1:07-2:04 That's JP Sears with another great satirical video. In addition to that kind of mockery, we need to sing the Psalms. We can't fight big tech or political bullying or slander or lies or actual military tyranny unless God is our shelter, unless God fights for us. And He fights for us, when we sing His War Songs. 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Ronald Beghetto and Amanda Burke discuss the importance of listening to a community's perspective on current issues, and how that can really transform the work being done to solve said issues. Burke speaks of her experiences listening to Arizonians' opinions on matters of education, and notices the similarities on what they believe are key issues--such as moving education towards a learner-centered approach and creating personalized learning for children. Burke imagines a future where we aim to nurture and support the development of whole human beings who can thrive in all areas, and are equipped to pursue their passions. You can learn more about Dr. Amanda Burke's work with the Center for the Future of Arizona by following these links: www.arizonafuture.org, https://www.facebook.com/azfuture/, and about House Bill 2862 here: https://www.azleg.gov/legtext/55leg/1R/bills/HB2862P.pdfTo see the latest news from the Center for the Future of Arizona follow them on Twitter - @arizonafutureThe Learning Futures Podcast is produced at the Mary Lou Fulton Teachers College at Arizona State University. Executive Producers are Dr. Sean Leahy and Claire Gilbert. The show is produced by Dr. Clarin Collins and Karina Muñoz Baltazar. Audio production provided by Claire Gilbert.
We're in the middle of Hispanic Heritage Month, yet another 30 days of identity-focused celebration, following on the heels of Black History Month in February or Gay Pride Month in June.But while the ubiquity of the terms "Hispanic” and "Latino” might make it seem that they've always been there, Heritage Foundation senior fellow Mike Gonzalez contends that those terms were invented by Marxist activists attempting to persuade so-called Hispanics that they were oppressed."I'm very proud of [my heritage], but this amalgamation, this artificial label that is created, the officiality of it is what I'm opposed to, because I know that it is done on purpose and with malice and forethought towards the country of the United States," Gonzalez says.He joins "The Daily Signal Podcast" to discuss the Marxist history of terms like "Hispanic” and "Latino,” and to detail the radical left's plans to use identity politics to seize power.We also cover these stories:President Joe Biden announces his frustration with Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., over the ongoing fight to raise the debt ceiling.McConnell tells Biden he should ask Democrats, not Republicans, to vote to raise the debt limit.Sen. Kyrsten Sinema, D-Ariz., issues a statement criticizing left-wing activists who followed her into a restroom at Arizona State University and yelled at her to support Biden's $3.5 trillion Build Back Better spending bill. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
Arizona Senator Kirsten Sinema is ambushed while urinating in the bathroom at Arizona State University by Build Back Better protestors. The Guardian releases another cache of documents called the Pandora Papers that implicate the global elite in secret financial arrangements. The U.S. Supreme Court opens a new term, and a Pennsylvania state representative introduces legislation to mandate forced sterilization of men in new bill. And more! Including:
In this week's episode of Agony of Defeat, Matt and Jonathan sit down and talk with Sports Historian Victoria Jackson. Jackson is a history professor at Arizona State University and former NCAA champion in the 10,000 meters track and field event.
The Left is very upset with any Democrat that goes against their agenda. They must all be in lockstep when it comes to getting things done. Sen. Kyrsten Sinema was harassed by those who want her to bend the knee. She was followed into a bathroom at Arizona State University and the infighting within the party is growing.
Annie starts the show discussing the weird Facebook issue going on right now. Protestors followed Sen. Sinema into the bathroom at Arizona State University to discuss the spending bill. Nick Adams, CEO of Flag, discusses the crazy COVID protocols going on right now in Australia and the greatness of America. Wiggins America wants to celebrate a victory. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
David DeLorenzo is a native Arizonan. He attended college at Arizona State University and graduated with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Marketing. After college David worked for Warner Bros records distributor, which started a 10 year career in the record entertainment industry. While engaged in the record industry, and armed with marketing knowledge, David opened his first marketing company called Diamond in the Rough Promotions. While building his business, David discovered a niche market that could use his services: the restaurant industry. He developed his current affordable insurance for all sectors of the hospitality industry. David is a dedicated member of Arizona's restaurant community, constantly staying current on the bar and restaurant industry, marketing to ensure that he is providing outstanding, quality service for restaurateurs. In addition, David has built a reputation in the industry based on the trust that he will always look to serve the best interest of his clients in both insurance price and coverage. David is a silent investor of four restaurants in the Phoenix metro area. David feels that by traveling to these restaurants and getting his hands dirty he better understands the needs of the restaurant industry and thus, his client. David is an avid runner and health fanatic. He is a family man at heart and cherishes the time he is able to spend with family and friends. David also enjoys music and science fiction and has a special place in his heart for Star Wars. “For those that need it, make time he will.” ______ Rise Grind Repeat Podcast powered by EIC Agency ______ Hosted by Dustin Trout Produced by Andrei Gardiola __________ Check out the full video episode at: https://bit.ly/3dlwjnJ https://spoti.fi/2Mgfpe6 https://apple.co/2MiQdUv For more information visit our website at https://eic.agency/ We are also on Instagram @EveryImpressionCounts
Protesters follow Sen. Kyrsten Sinema into a bathroom at Arizona State University. Plus, Biden senior adviser Cedric Richmond insists the $3.5T spending bill will cost zero dollars. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
This week we are talking some college baseball with former college coach, Mike Rooney. Mike started out his baseball journey as a player at the University of Notre Dame. His coach at Notre Dame, Pat Murphy eventually got the head coaching job at Arizona State University and brought Mike along with him. In this episode, Mike talks about some of the reasons he loves broadcasting, why he loves college baseball, and some rule changes he is looking forward to in the future. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
Trent traveled a horrific journey through the foster care system until he was adopted at the age of 9. After healing from his traumatic past, Trent, who is now 20, shares his inspiring story of triumph in order to provide hope and healing for others. He is involved in foster care reform at the national level. He also serves as Co-Founder and CEO for “Watch Me Rise” which is a ministry devoted to working on behalf of children who have experienced trauma like he once did. Trent is currently completing his undergraduate degree in family and human development at Arizona State University and plans to pursue a masters in clinical counseling. On the day we met him he had just completed training to become a TBRI practitioner. Click here to download a transcript for this episode. Relevant Links Watch Me Rise Website Connect with Trent on Facebook Shattered No More: An Inspiring Story of one Boy's Journey from Trauma to Triumph* by Trent Taylor Battling The Invisible Enemy: A Guide for Children and Teens to Resist the Magnetic Pull of Technology and Pornography* by Trent Taylor Faith, Hope, & Connection: A 30-Day Devotional for Adoptive and Foster Parents* *This is an affiliate link
Shatner in space, drunk Nicolas Cage, Jeff Probst's making Survivor woke, billionaire trading up, and Drew Crime includes 20/20's meathead murderer, a Brian Laundrie update, and the Murdaugh Murders.Justin Tucker hit the longest field goal in history just to defeat the Detroit Lions after they couldn't stop a 4th & 19. Marc still hates Jared Goff.Calvin Johnson Jr. was honored at halftime while Detroit Lions fans booed the Ford family.Nicolas Cage is wasted in public again.Meghan and Not-a-Prince Harry continued lecturing everybody. We check in with the swanky bar in NYC where she was holding court, but they're too busy for the phone.If you want to rock as hard as Johnny Depp maybe you should smell like him first.CFB Roundup: Michigan defeated Rutgers and Marc is worried. Michigan State beat Nebraska. Bowling Green upset Minnesota. Virginia Tech beat a team nobody ever heard of. Ohio State players hate Ohio State so much that they're quitting mid-game. ITT Tech still does not have a football team.Naomi Osaka is making a 'comeback' from a self-imposed break.Andrew Wiggins has his religious exemption to the vaccine denied by the NBA. Kyrie Irving is a nutjob that everyone in the league seems to listen to as un-vaxxed players are being "bullied".Titletown High's Rush Propst is 100 years old, has two families and has been hospitalized with COVID-19.Over 10,000 teachers are expected to bail on New York City schools instead of getting vaccinated.Tucker Carlson has Nicki Minaj's back. Kenneth Petty's accuser is getting threats after breaking her silence on The Real.Bill Maher takes on internet outrage.Mitch Albom hit the nail on the head regarding the border photos. Horses are not the biggest problem at the border.The View put Vice President Kamala Harris in danger. Don Trump Jr. vs Ana Navarro.Ryan Ermanni was the big star of the Big House jumbotron. The Nine could not stop gushing about our podcast.White people need to get their asses OUT of the multi-cultural safe space at Arizona State University.Jeff Probst has realized that the word 'guys' is extremely offensive... just in time for the premier of Survivor's 41st season.Chris Cuomo has been #MeToo'd from something that happened in 2005.Mingus Reedus is so hot... but he needs to stop hitting women.Linda Evangelista has been disfigured like Carrie Underwood and needs $50,000,000 to make her feel better. Paulina Porizkova lends her support.Billionaire News: Just to screw over Wally Funk, Jeff Bezos will make William Shatner the oldest person in space. Elon Musk and Grimes have broken up. John Paulson is dumping his old battle-axe to date a smoking hot diet guru. some people are saying that Bill Gates and Warren Buffet watch Ndamukong Suh have sex with women.DTE is so bad that no one wants their pittance. They didn't hire BranDon once. Bloop.Drew Crime: 20/20 featured NFL Europe World Bowl Champion, meathead Eric Naposki and Nanette Packard. Dateline tells the tale of a murder solved after 4 years. 48 Hours covered Brian Laundrie.Dog the Bounty Hunter is on the hunt for some 'Dirty' Laundrie.There's yet another documentary defending Britney Spears vs. her conservatorship.Every bald dude with a beard is Brian Laundrie.The Murdaugh Murder Podcast is back with a new vocal-fry filled episode. Mandy Matney brags about her success. Buy her a 'coffee' right here.Frank Somerville is very angry at Missing White Woman Syndrome.The Hunter Biden laptop was real.Turns out Monica Lewinsky loved banging married dudes before Bill Clinton.Social media is dumb but we're on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter (Drew and Mike Show, Marc Fellhauer, Trudi Daniels and BranDon).
Today on the Matt Walsh Show, two white students are kicked out of a study hall at Arizona State University for the crime of being white. Also, a couple of the Afghans we evacuated from the country in August have already been charged with sex crimes. And a mother at a school board meeting confronts the school board over the heinous and pornographic books that are being distributed to students in the district. Plus, Australian police are now firing rubber bullets indiscriminately into crowds of protesters. Finally, a woman on the subway is offended by pornographic OK Cupid ads, so she takes matters into her own hands. You petitioned, and we heard you. Made for Sweet Babies everywhere: get the official Sweet Baby Gang t-shirt here: https://utm.io/udIX3 Subscribe to Morning Wire, Daily Wire's new morning news podcast, and get the facts first on the news you need to know: https://utm.io/udyIF Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices