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Last year, the child poverty rose more than it ever has since the Census started recording it in 2009, more than doubling from 5.2 percent in 2021 to 12.4 percent in 2022. On Today's Show:Through the story of three North Philadelphia children and drawing on his research, Nikhil Goyal, sociologist and policymaker who served as senior policy advisor on education and children for Chairman Senator Bernie Sanders on the U.S. Senate Committee on Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions and Committee on the Budget and the author of Live to See the Day: Coming of Age in American Poverty (Metropolitan Books, 2023), shows how poverty limits the lives of U.S. children and offers policy solutions.
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IN THE NEWS:Thomas and Michael discuss the top competitive races in the upcoming election, where Democrats are largely out-fundraising their Republican opponents. The races include: Russet Perry vs Juan Pablo Segura in Senate District 31, Monty Mason vs Danny Diggs in Senate District 24, Susanna Gibson vs David Owen in House District 57, Michael Feggans vs Karen Greenhalgh in House District 97, Kimberly Pope Adams vs Kim Taylor in House District 82, and Josh Thomas vs John Stirrup in House District 21.At the Watercooler: Congresswoman Jennifer Wexton announced that she will not be seeking re-election on account of a serious medical diagnosis, plus the facts about what really happened with Susanna Gibson--and why there's nothing immoral about sleeping with your husband.TRIVIA: When did Virginia Beach become the largest city? (Hint: We're looking for a Census year, so it's going to be a year ending in 0)Learn more at http://linktr.ee/JacklegMedia
It's always inspiring to hear from a true innovator, but how about three? In this classic Digital Transformers episode, Kevin L. Jackson sits down with three technology leaders re-imagining the citizen experience, one application at a time. Tune in to hear from Dr. Camille Jones, Eric Adolphe and Josh Pendrick as they discuss a new government app called EMMA (Electronic Mobile Medical Application), geospatial technology, robotic process automation (RBA), what this all means for the 2030 U.S. Census and more.Additional Links and Information:Learn more about Digital Transformers: https://supplychainnow.com/program/digital-transformers/Subscribe to Digital Transformers and other Supply Chain Now Programs: https://digital-transformers.captivate.fm/listenThis episode was hosted by Kevin L. Jackson. For additional information, please visit our dedicated show page at: https://supplychainnow.comdigital-transformers-classic-transforming-citizen-experience-dt67
President Biden is going to Michigan to support the United Auto Workers' union strikes. A government shutdown looms large after members of the House GOP couldn't agree on a temporary spending plan. The Census Bureau plans to ask people about their sexual orientation next year; it says the information will help to fight discrimination.
Can God cause harm? Can he “relent”? And can people, like David in this passage, plea to take the harm of others? How does harm, wrath, ownership of sin, punishment, and conditional and unconditional responses all collide? In today's podcast, Emma Dotter dives head—first into two deep questions seen in 2 Samuel 24. Does God change his mind: https://www.gotquestions.org/God-change-mind.html Additional Scriptures in the podcast: 1 Chronicles 21:1, David taking a census Job1-2, God allowing Satan to tempt Job Acts 2, 2 Corinthians 12:7, “Messenger of Satan to harass me,” Exodus 30, Census Tax Numbers 1, Census of Israel's Warriors Malachi 3:6, “I, the Lord do not change…” James 1:17, “With whom there is no variation of shadow due to change…” Numbers 23:19, “Or a son of man, that he should change his mind…” Genesis 6:6, “And the Lord regretted that he had made man on the earth, and it grieved him to his heart.” Grab a NEW Join The Journey Journal: https://www.amazon.com/dp/B0C7TCKPR1/ref=sr_1_14crid=3MDHUUF0FW85G&keywords=join+the+journey+volume+2&qid=1686688452&sprefix=join+the+journ%2Caps%2C122&sr=8-14 Join the Journey Jr. https://www.jointhejourney.com/jr/5781-do-you-remember-god-s-promises-to-abraham
Did Herod really kill the “Holy Innocents”? No history book mentions it. Same with Luke's Census that forces the Holy Family to Bethlehem. Are these real events? Plus: was Jesus really born in a cave?
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In the first episode of season 2, I delve into the administrative ethnic cleansing of Albanians in southern Serbia, the Kosovo-Serbia dialogue, state Vs private education in Albania, the upcoming census and oil in Shpirag.
Minnesota's communities of color are growing. That's the good news from U.S. Census data released Thursday morning. The bad news? Minnesotans of color still face more poverty and unemployment than white Minnesotans. Sahan Journal reporter Joey Peters joined MPR News host Cathy Wurzer to break down new data from an annual survey of populations across the country. Use the audio player above to listen to the full conversation.Subscribe to the Minnesota Now podcast on Apple Podcasts, Google Podcasts, Spotify or wherever you get your podcasts. We attempt to make transcripts for Minnesota Now available the next business day after a broadcast. When ready they will appear here.
New U.S. Census data released this morning tells us about our state: population growth, poverty levels, income inequality, inflation, and immigration. We dive into the numbers and what we can learn from them. Plus, more and more younger people are getting cancer. A Mayo Clinic doctor tells us what may be causing this scary trend.Folks in parts of Minnesota are morning the passing of a beloved storyteller. We look back at the legacy of Nothando Zulu , who has died at the age of 78.Ahead of the Jewish High Holidays this weekend, we have a special Song of the Day from Your Classical Host Mindy Ratner. Plus, Wally and Eric are back with the latest in Minnesota sports.
Mississippi youth advocates are reacting to new Census data that shows a near doubling of child poverty rates in the nation.Then, this year's extreme heat is taking a toll on rural communities across the country.Plus, several inmates in the Central Mississippi Correctional Facility have completed training and have begun a new career path in welding. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
In Thursday's televised hearing, we could learn more about where the Georgia election interference case is headed next. Meantime, Sen. Mitt Romney announces his retirement and calls for a “new generation” of leaders. Plus, newly-released Census data shows the child poverty rate more than doubled after the pandemic-era child tax credit expired. And the biggest names in tech descend on Capitol Hill to talk about regulating A.I. Garrett Haake, Luke Broadwater, Joyce Vance, Juanita Tolliver, Charlie Sykes, Sen. Michael Bennet and Jake Ward join.
On this Tuesday topical show, Crystal chats with Rob Saka about his campaign for Seattle City Council District 1. Listen and learn more about Rob and his thoughts on: [01:10] - Why he is running [05:31] - Lightning round! [14:12] - What is an accomplishment of his that impacts District 1 [17:46] - City budget shortfall: Raise revenue or cut services? [23:29] - Climate change [25:29] - Transit reliability [28:08] - Bike and pedestrian safety [30:22] - Public Safety: Alternative response [35:00] - Victim support [40:56] - Housing and homelessness: Frontline worker wages [43:03] - Small business support [47:30] - Childcare: Affordability and accessibility [51:38] - Progressive revenue options [53:41] - Difference between him and opponent As always, a full text transcript of the show is available below and at officialhacksandwonks.com. Follow us on Twitter at @HacksWonks. Find the host, Crystal Fincher, on Twitter at @finchfrii and find Rob Saka at @voterobsaka. Rob Saka I am a Seattle Public Schools dad of three, attorney, justice reform advocate, Air Force Veteran, and West Seattle resident. As the son of a Nigerian immigrant, I overcame abject poverty, a traumatic and unstable home life cycling through the foster care system, to rise in the ranks of the U.S. Air Force, earn my college and law degrees under the G.I. Bill, and achieve success as an attorney and policy advocate in Seattle and King County. I grew up in the foster care system in Minnesota until my father was able to rescue me at nine years old. We moved out west and settled in low-income apartments in Kent, blocks away from a justice center that would later house some of my childhood friends. Growing up, I watched my dad work numerous physically demanding low-wage jobs. As a single father, he ended up settling for any honest work he could get to put food on our table. I went on to earn my college degree under the G.I. Bill at the University of Washington where I met my wife, Alicia. After quickly moving up the Enlisted ranks, I earned a rare Deserving Airman Commission and served as an Intelligence Officer. After 10 years in the military, I resigned my commission to focus on serving others as a civilian attorney. I thought I could help others in my community better overcome some of the systemic barriers I had navigated growing up if I was armed with the power of the law. After graduating law school from the University of California, Hastings Law, I moved back to Seattle to practice law at Perkins Coie. I have tried my best to bring my unique brand of servant leadership and passionate advocacy in service of communities across this city, including by serving on nonprofit boards such as the Seattle Urban League, representing fellow Veterans in need pro bono, via the Seattle Stand Down Initiative, helping underserved microentrepreneurs start and grow their businesses, volunteering to be head coach for my daughter's Little League baseball team, and much more. In 2018, King County Executive Dow Constantine appointed me to serve on the once per decade Charter Commission where I helped champion and pass several voter-approved ballot measures to reform our justice system and protect workers. In 2021, the King County Council appointed me to the nonpartisan Districting Committee tasked with redrawing King County Council districts using Census data. In 2022, Mayor Bruce Harrell appointed me to serve on the Seattle Police Chief Search Committee responsible for helping to select the next Chief of Police. Resources Campaign Website - Rob Saka Transcript [00:00:00] Crystal Fincher: Welcome to Hacks & Wonks. I'm Crystal Fincher, and I'm a political consultant and your host. On this show, we talk with policy wonks and political hacks to gather insight into local politics and policy in Washington State through the lens of those doing the work with behind-the-scenes perspectives on what's happening, why it's happening, and what you can do about it. Be sure to subscribe to the podcast to get the full versions of our Friday week-in-review show and our Tuesday topical show delivered to your podcast feed. If you like us, the most helpful thing you can do is leave a review wherever you listen to Hacks & Wonks. Full transcripts and resources referenced in the show are always available at officialhacksandwonks.com and in our episode notes. Well hello - today I am thrilled to be joined by a candidate for Seattle City Council in District 1, Rob Saka. Welcome, Rob. [00:01:03] Rob Saka: Thank you, Crystal - appreciate the opportunity to share this virtual space here with you and your audience. [00:01:10] Crystal Fincher: Absolutely. Well, I guess what I'm starting off wondering is - why are you running? [00:01:17] Rob Saka: Yeah, so great, great question. So just a little bit about me first. I'm a - Crystal, I'm a public school dad of three - three young kids. I'm an Air Force veteran, attorney, community safety advocate. I had the pleasure of serving on a lot of boards and commissions, most recently the Seattle Police Chief Search Committee. Before that, I served - I got nitty gritty, waist deep in US census data and helped redraw the legislative boundaries in King County using a process that runs parallel to state and federal redistricting. Before that, helped champion and pass a brand new justice reform framework right here in Martin Luther King County - and that voter's ultimately approved. And, you know, so I live in Delridge with my family and look, I'm grateful - as an Air Force veteran, I went to law school. In the last 10 years, I've been helping organizations and individuals of all sizes start and grow their businesses and be successful. And I'm grateful, Crystal, where I am today personally and professionally. But I'm also someone who overcame the foster care system for the first nine years of my life - cycling in and out, in and out, mostly in - before my father, who is a Nigerian immigrant, was able to finally rescue me from those circumstances at age nine. And, you know, me and my dad - he ended up raising me as a single parent, ended up sort of struggling growing up, our struggles continued together. But I was born in Minneapolis and moved out West like middle school age - landed in South King County in Kent, so proud to have called - proud to call West Seattle my home today, lived in Seattle for over 15 years. But, you know, particularly during the formative years of my childhood - you know, adolescence - grew up in South County in Kent. And, you know, so let's just say I have a non-traditional background and journey and path to where I am today. And I grew up in Kent - in the valley in Kent - that were blocks away from the Norm Maleng Regional Justice Center, Crystal, that would later house some of my childhood friends. And sadly, some of them would be sentenced for their crimes by judges who are now my professional mentors in the legal community. And so I've always felt this continuing, ongoing - not just responsibility, but duty - duty to make sure that more people from disadvantaged backgrounds and communities and walks of life are able to not only achieve their true potential in life, but thrive. And part of my calling, part of the way I've been able to do that is through justice reform and making sure more people that look like me and you and others, you know, aren't like - more specifically more Black and brown folks - aren't overly represented in the criminal justice system here. And so I mentioned some of that work. And I fought to hold bad police accountable in the past, and I'll continue to do that, you know, going forward if elected in Seattle City Council. But public safety has been weighing heavily on my heart and my mind, Crystal, as a dad - dad in the city, just a dad from Delridge. And I understand the need - as a Black man growing up in this country, I understand the need to have better police because I've experienced police brutality firsthand. And better police - not no police, not defund police, but better police - and I fought to hold bad police accountable, continue that work going forward. But the stakes have never been higher to make sure that we have the public safety resources and prevention and response and intervention capabilities - both, all - that we need to meet the challenges we're currently facing. And I was - been personally disheartened by some of the current direction of the Seattle City Council in particular, and I'm here to focus on solutions. The stakes for this city have never been higher - for my kids, for kids across this entire city. But I couldn't be more energized and excited at the opportunity that we all have to bring about the change that I think people are so desperately yearning for. So that's why. [00:05:31] Crystal Fincher: Gotcha. Well, before we dive into all of the details and long discussion we're gonna have, we are adding a new element into our candidate interviews this year, which is a bit of a lightning round - just short form yes or no, or choose one answers. And so starting with this little group - This year, did you vote yes on the King County Crisis Care Centers levy? [00:05:56] Rob Saka: Yes, happily. [00:05:57] Crystal Fincher: This year, did you vote yes on the Veterans, Seniors and Human Services levy? [00:06:03] Rob Saka: Yes, yes - that benefits everybody. Not just 'cause I'm a vet - heck yes. [00:06:08] Crystal Fincher: Did you vote in favor of Seattle's Social Housing Initiative 135? [00:06:13] Rob Saka: Yes. [00:06:16] Crystal Fincher: In 2021, did you vote in favor of Bruce Harrell or Lorena González for Mayor? [00:06:21] Rob Saka: I voted for Mayor Bruce Harrell. [00:06:24] Crystal Fincher: In 2021, did you vote for Nicole Thomas Kennedy or Ann Davison for City Attorney? [00:06:29] Rob Saka: Ooh, yeah, it's - rock and a hard place - but given the choice between an abolitionist and someone super duper hefty and strong on public safety, I voted for Ann Davison. [00:06:43] Crystal Fincher: In 2022, did you vote for Leesa Manion or Jim Ferrell for Prosecutor? [00:06:48] Rob Saka: Leesa. [00:06:49] Crystal Fincher: In 2022, did you vote for Patty Murray or Tiffany Smiley for US Senate? [00:06:54] Rob Saka: Senator Murray. I helped knock on doors for her in 2010. Of course, yeah. [00:07:00] Crystal Fincher: Do you rent or own your residence? [00:07:03] Rob Saka: Today, I own - grateful for that - but I'm a lifelong renter and other unstable and insecure housing before that, but today, I own. [00:07:12] Crystal Fincher: Are you a landlord? [00:07:14] Rob Saka: No. [00:07:15] Crystal Fincher: Would you vote to require landlords to report metrics, including how much rent they're charging, to help better plan housing and development needs in the district? [00:07:25] Rob Saka: Maybe. Curious to understand more about what specific set of problems that would help address-- [00:07:34] Crystal Fincher: We can get more into all the detail. We'll keep these to yes or no right now. Are there instances where you support sweeps of homeless encampments? [00:07:45] Rob Saka: I support better connecting our unhoused neighbors with shelter and services, and some people call it sweeps, some people call it restoring encampments or whatever, but-- [00:07:57] Crystal Fincher: Is this a yes or a no? [00:08:01] Rob Saka: I support connecting people with, better connecting people with shelter and services. So I guess under your framing, yes. [00:08:08] Crystal Fincher: Will you vote to provide additional funding for Seattle's Social Housing Public Development Authority? [00:08:15] Rob Saka: Maybe. We need to figure out where that's gonna come from, but I'm inclined to do it. I'm looking forward to working with the authors of the original bill - that I voted for - to figure out what the funding solution looks like. [00:08:28] Crystal Fincher: Do you agree with King County Executive Constantine's statement that the King County Jail should be closed? [00:08:36] Rob Saka: As a principle - long-term, yeah, long-term, but yeah, we still have issues and challenges today that require incarceration, and so-- [00:08:52] Crystal Fincher: Moving on to - lightning round, lightning round. Do you agree with King County Executive Dow Constantine that the Youth Jail should be closed in 2025? [00:09:02] Rob Saka: Maybe. [00:09:04] Crystal Fincher: Should parking enforcement be housed with an SPD? [00:09:10] Rob Saka: Maybe. [00:09:11] Crystal Fincher: Would you vote to allow police in schools? [00:09:17] Rob Saka: Yes, if that's what the community wants. [00:09:19] Crystal Fincher: Would, do you support allocation in the City budget for a civilian-led mental health crisis response? [00:09:25] Rob Saka: Yes. [00:09:26] Crystal Fincher: Do you support allocation in the City budget to increase the pay of human service workers? [00:09:31] Rob Saka: Yes. [00:09:33] Crystal Fincher: Do you support removing funds in the City budget for forced encampment removals, and instead allocating funds towards a Housing First approach? [00:09:42] Rob Saka: No. [00:09:44] Crystal Fincher: Do you support abrogating or removing the funds from unfilled SPD positions and putting them towards meaningful public safety measures? [00:09:53] Rob Saka: No. [00:09:55] Crystal Fincher: Do you support allocating money in the City budget for supervised consumption sites? [00:10:00] Rob Saka: No. [00:10:01] Crystal Fincher: Do you support increasing funding in the City budget for violence intervention programs? [00:10:08] Rob Saka: Yes. [00:10:10] Crystal Fincher: Do you oppose a SPOG contract, or Seattle Police Officers Guild contract, that does not give the Office of Police Accountability and the Office of Inspector General subpoena power? [00:10:22] Rob Saka: Yes, I worked on it at the county level - yes. [00:10:26] Crystal Fincher: So you oppose it, they should have subpoena power? [00:10:28] Rob Saka: Yeah, absolutely. I believe an effective civili-- well, we can talk about it, but yeah, yeah. [00:10:32] Crystal Fincher: Do you oppose a SPOG contract that doesn't remove limitations as to how many of OPA's investigators must be sworn versus civilian? [00:10:45] Rob Saka: Help me understand this question - is it - so-- [00:10:47] Crystal Fincher: Do you oppose basically lifting the cap, removing limitations? Would you oppose a contract that doesn't remove those limitations as to how many of OPA's investigators must be sworn versus civilian? [00:11:03] Rob Saka: No. [00:11:03] Crystal Fincher: Meaning should - okay, gotcha. Do you oppose a SPOG contract that impedes the ability, do you oppose a SPOG contract that impedes the ability of the City to move police funding to public safety alternatives? [00:11:20] Rob Saka: Would I oppose a SPOG contract that removes? [00:11:23] Crystal Fincher: That impedes the ability of the City to move police funding to public safety alternatives? [00:11:31] Rob Saka: Yes, provided it doesn't impact, yeah. [00:11:34] Crystal Fincher: Do you support eliminating in-uniform off-duty work by SPD officers? [00:11:43] Rob Saka: No. [00:11:45] Crystal Fincher: Will you vote to ensure that trans and non-binary students are allowed to play on the sports teams that fit with their gender identities? [00:11:53] Rob Saka: Yes. [00:11:55] Crystal Fincher: Will you vote to ensure that trans people can use bathrooms or public facilities that match their gender? [00:12:00] Rob Saka: Yes. [00:12:02] Crystal Fincher: Do you agree with the Seattle City Council's decision to implement the JumpStart Tax? [00:12:08] Rob Saka: Yes. [00:12:10] Crystal Fincher: Will you vote to reduce or divert the JumpStart Tax in any way? [00:12:15] Rob Saka: No. [00:12:17] Crystal Fincher: Are you happy with Seattle's newly built waterfront? [00:12:23] Rob Saka: Yes. Maybe. Could be better. [00:12:26] Crystal Fincher: Do you believe return to work mandates, like the one issued by Amazon, are necessary to boost Seattle's economy? [00:12:34] Rob Saka: Yes. [00:12:36] Crystal Fincher: Have you taken transit in the past week? [00:12:40] Rob Saka: No. [00:12:41] Crystal Fincher: In the past month? [00:12:43] Rob Saka: No. [00:12:44] Crystal Fincher: Have you ridden a bike in the past week? [00:12:48] Rob Saka: No. In the last month - yes. [00:12:51] Crystal Fincher: Should Pike Place Market allow non-commercial car traffic? [00:13:00] Rob Saka: Yes. [00:13:02] Crystal Fincher: Should significant investments be made to speed up the opening of scheduled Sound Transit light rail lines? [00:13:09] Rob Saka: Yes. [00:13:11] Crystal Fincher: Should we accelerate the elimination of the ability to turn right on red lights to improve pedestrian safety? [00:13:19] Rob Saka: Yes. [00:13:21] Crystal Fincher: Have you ever been a member of a union? [00:13:23] Rob Saka: Yes. [00:13:25] Crystal Fincher: Will you vote to increase funding and staffing for investigations into labor violations like wage theft and illegal union busting? [00:13:33] Rob Saka: Yes. [00:13:35] Crystal Fincher: Have you ever walked on a picket line? [00:13:39] Rob Saka: Yes. [00:13:40] Crystal Fincher: Have you ever crossed a picket line? [00:13:42] Rob Saka: No. [00:13:44] Crystal Fincher: Is your campaign unionized? [00:13:49] Rob Saka: No, no one in my-- [00:13:52] Crystal Fincher: You would know if it was. [00:13:53] Rob Saka: Yeah. [00:13:54] Crystal Fincher: Yeah. If your campaign staff wants to unionize, will you voluntarily recognize their effort? [00:14:00] Rob Saka: Yes. [00:14:02] Crystal Fincher: See, and that's the end of the lightning round - quick and painless. And now we can get into our deep conversation where we can get into all of the nuance. Wanted to start out talking about, you know, a lot of people look to work that candidates have done to get a feel for what they prioritize and how qualified they are to lead. Can you describe something you've accomplished or changed in your district and what impact that has had on its residents? [00:14:28] Rob Saka: Yeah, so a couple of things. I kind of - as I mentioned, I served on a number of boards, appointed boards, and commissions at the county and city level. And particularly with respect to my prior work in the King County Charter Commission where kind of basically changed the landscape for, you know - at the constitutional, the basic framework of the county, made a number of changes that voters ultimately approved and signed off on that, you know, helped make King County a better place. And therefore this district and the city, entire city a better place. So more specifically, you know, I'm really proud of a lot of the work that I did in the justice reform space. You know, I'm one of the co-architects, the reason why in this county we no longer elect our sheriff, we appoint our sheriff. Why? Because I believe in effective civilian oversight of law enforcement. Also, you know, one of the lightning round questions earlier was about, you know, granting the civilian Office of Law Enforcement Oversight or whatever - the parallel office, whatever it's called, at the city level - them subpoena power. And I helped champion and pass that at the county level to make sure that the civilian Office of Law Enforcement Oversight has subpoena power and voters approved that. And, you know, also with respect to the inquest process, when someone is killed by law enforcement, you know, I helped add safeguards and protections and making sure that that process is more fair and transparent for all, more specifically by adding and allowing the families of the deceased to be represented by, you know, have legal representation and clarifying what constitutes an in-custody death situation. So, you know, that's sort of like the package of justice reform work that I'm proud to have been a part of and help lead. And then there's this whole issue of workplace protections. It is now unlawful in this county to discriminate against workers on the basis of, you know, their status as family caregivers or their status as a veteran, including veterans who were dishonorably discharged as a direct result of their, you know, their trans and queer status. Some, you know, as we know, when Trump took office, you know, he did what Trump does and unfortunately, a lot of people were given paperwork and discharged, many dishonorably, from the military. And so now in this county, you can no longer - so it's not just the people of, absolutely, you know, like everyone benefits from that, not just the people in the county. And selfishly, look, as a veteran and someone who has - with three young kids - and I have my own family caregiving obligations, but so my DNA and fingerprints are clearly all over that. But we know that everyone, everyone benefits, again, when they can show up to work without fear of reprisal, retribution, discrimination, because of one of those things. [00:17:46] Crystal Fincher: Gotcha. Well, I wanna talk about the City budget. The City of Seattle is projected to have a revenue shortfall of $224 million beginning in 2025. The City's mandated by the state to pass a balanced budget. So the only options to address that deficit are either raising revenue or cutting services. Which one of those is, or what combination of those, is your approach? [00:18:12] Rob Saka: Yeah, it might be a more - I respectfully, you know, reject the paradigm - it's one or the other, you know, cutting or modifying maybe. And we can consider new revenue opportunities, but I think my starting place is operating within existing state law, meaning, you know, we have to have a balanced budget and start with whatever City budget we do have in place. And, you know, so that's my starting point. We need to identify what's working well, like working well spending-wise - what kind of, you know, I personally support audits of city budgets - independent, third-party audits even of city budgets, potentially across the board to identify and regular ongoing like monitoring and systems evaluations to make sure we're getting the bang for our buck and making sure whatever dollars we're spending are wisely spent. And we can shift, you know, reshift or, you know, reallocate resources to areas of greater need and greater impact potentially, but depending on the opportunity. And then from there-- [00:19:25] Crystal Fincher: I guess starting in the frame, just to help clarify the frame. So if we are working within the City budget and starting with the existing City budget, what we're moving to needs to be $224 [million] slimmer than what currently is. So I think audits are wonderful things, I think they're actually an underutilized resource for many - and not a tool of punishment, but a tool of discovery. But if you do have to cut, if you are starting from the point of - let's take this budget and see where we can trim - where are you starting? What, where would you prioritize those cuts? [00:20:03] Rob Saka: Yeah, I'm not gonna prioritize any specific area. I'm not gonna come in and target any specific area. Instead, I'm gonna approach it with a curious mind and, you know, figure out what are those programs and services that are well delivered, well administered, and we're seeing results for. And what are, you know, other opportunities where they either need potentially additional investment or maybe reinvestment and kind of going from there. And then, you know, that's kind of like the framing that I kind of view this as. And then from there, if an existing - so if everything, after all that work, you know, it's a set of, you know, it's a spectrum, a set of analysis that kind of run side-by-side and in parallel. But, you know, from there, let's look at - so take the issue of homelessness, for example. Homelessness is certainly a Seattle problem, but it is not a Seattle-only problem. The issue of homelessness in this city is a regional problem, it's a county problem, it's a state problem, and it's a federal problem. And it's a shared - so I think not only should we not try and solve the issue - whatever the issue is, whatever the challenge is - alone and in a silo. We need to look to those other partners and other governments for design, helping to co-design and co-engineer the policy solution - Step one. Step two is we also need to look to them for, you know, like help funding the specific solutions as well. So, you know, I would push for more - that's one area where I would push for more funding of, you know, like the shared responsibility model. And from there, let's explore public-private partnerships - building housing, affordable housing - you know, there's organizations and private organizations, including some companies who, you know, want to contribute and help address the problem. And so working collaboratively with them to figure out what's doable, how we can potentially close some of those gaps and fund them. And then let's look at new revenue opportunities after that. And I know there's this new Progressive Revenue Task Force - or whatever it's been rebranded, it's called something else in Seattle now, but - and then let's look at new revenue potentials and opportunities. But there's like, I kind of think about it more than just like - yeah, I try to avoid the either or-- [00:22:43] Crystal Fincher: I mean, but isn't that, wouldn't that be the position that you're in when you're elected? You have to trim the budget by $224 million - absent finding new revenue, which is going to take a little bit to trickle in and get started anyway. So you're going to have to make that call as a councilmember, right? [00:23:01] Rob Saka: I'm going to have to make the call to be the, be a responsible steward of whatever dollars we are spending. I'm going to have to make the call of being, you know, doing my due diligence to make sure that we're operating within the existing City budget, identifying, you know, system deficiencies and opportunities to improve and streamline and allocate and sometimes reallocate resources. Yes. [00:23:27] Crystal Fincher: Gotcha. Okay. So let's talk about climate change. On almost every measure, we're behind on our 2030 climate goals, while experiencing devastating impacts from extreme heat and cold, to wildfires and floods. It's been really challenging and anticipated to see things like that with increasing frequency. What are your highest priority plans to get us on track to meet the 2030 goals? [00:23:53] Rob Saka: Yeah, so climate change is an issue that's really important to me personally and my family. And having talked to a lot of people throughout this district, it is one that I know is weighing heavily on the hearts and minds of a lot of people - I wouldn't say that supersedes public safety in the issue of, in Maslow's hierarchy of needs, but it is very important, it's very urgent. So my specific plans and proposals from a policy perspective to address climate - make sure we have a, we actually bring to life climate justice and we're seeing and building out climate resiliency across this district and hopefully across the City as well. This - District 1, first of all, as you probably know, now includes South Park and Georgetown due to redistricting. And those are some of the most historically, you know, at-risk communities. The life expectancy of folks is lower there in the Duwamish Valley. We need to build out more sustainable communities and more resilient communities. So I support things like - we also need to cut down the amount of greenhouse gases as quickly as possible. And part of that is, you know, we need to encourage and incentivize people using 100% electric vehicles. You can do that at the city level in part by building out our infrastructure and charging battery infrastructure to support that across the city. So that's part of my plan. Another part is we need to get people, again, out of those single-occupancy vehicles that are producing the most greenhouse gases and into public transit. And so we need to, therefore, expand our public transit options. And not only as we expand out options and service, we need to expand reliability and the quality, overall quality of the experience. And I do know, just having talked to a lot of people - 7,000+, knocked on 7,000+ doors personally in this district. My campaign has knocked on an additional 12,000 outside of that. You know, there are some people, a lot of people that want to take public trans and get out of their cars, but unfortunately they just don't feel safe. They don't feel safe when they're on the bus. Crystal, they don't feel safe when they're on the journey from their homes to the bus stop. They don't feel safe when they get off the bus to wherever the destination they're going, whether it's downtown or wherever they're going. And so we can build out and expand and drive reliability and predictability and accessibility and our transit options. But if no one's feeling comfortable to take the bus, it's a nice shiny object that's effectively akin to a art project. We need to make sure we create the experience that is in-line with people's expectations as well and making sure we're doing both things in parallel. And also, you know, we need to - and part of my plan includes - working collaboratively with labor organizations to find the best opportunities and build the pipeline for those jobs, working class jobs, in sustainable fields and making sure that those are well-funded. And, you know, we create - everyone is able to share in the benefits of a sustainable economy that's diverse. Also building out and improving our green building codes and sustainable building standards, environmental standards - strengthening those. Those are just some of the things that, you know, kind of how I view the opportunity at the Seattle City government level, from a policy standpoint, to make further progress and accelerate our impact on addressing the climate challenges we face. [00:28:08] Crystal Fincher: Gotcha. So how would you look to improve pedestrian and bicycle safety in your district? [00:28:17] Rob Saka: Yeah, so we need to - one's low-hanging fruit. One is bike safety. So we need to add more protective barriers to bike lanes where possible, where feasible. I think there's an opportunity for more bike lanes, but I think we're at a decent place there - we're better off in bike lanes today in this district than we are in pedestrian safety improvements and enhancements. I'll tell you - 7,000 doors I knocked on personally, Crystal, and all over this district - and I started right here in my own community in Delridge. And then I sort of branched off, fanned out to other parts of the district and, you know - Admiral and Fauntleroy and Alki. And then, you know, South Park. And for the last month before the primary, I came back home - came back home to Delridge and High Point and, you know, other more disadvantaged communities, historically underrepresented communities like South Park. And I was struck by a couple of things. 'Cause when I was at those, like the "more affluent" parts of the district - I was amazed, Crystal - like the potholes were few. When there were potholes, they were quickly patched and repaired. Amazingly, shocking - there were sidewalks on both sides of the streets. And then when I came back home, particularly to Delridge - more specifically, like when you get further east of Del, anywhere east of Delridge, you go, the Delridge corridor - Crystal, there's many neighborhoods and communities that don't - not only do they not have one sidewalk, they don't have any sidewalks, period. We need to build out our, like, and building out, investing in basic sidewalk infrastructure is a huge opportunity to address pedestrian safety in this district. And I plan to do just that. [00:30:22] Crystal Fincher: Well, I want to talk about public safety a bit, and starting with alternative response. While a number of jurisdictions, definitely around the country - but even in our own region, in the county - have rolled out alternative response programs to better support those having behavioral health crises, Seattle has stalled in implementing what is a widely-supported idea by voters and residents in the City. Where do you stand on non-police solutions to public safety issues, and what are your thoughts on civilian-led versus co-response models? [00:30:54] Rob Saka: Yeah, so it's imperative. It's an essential part of my plan and my public safety package - to actually stand up, fund, and deliver this - and work collaboratively with my fellow council members and the mayor to do so. We've, sort of as you alluded to, Crystal - we've kind of languished a little bit, been in the sunken place a little bit, if you will - talking about this great opportunity, and we just can't seem to get unstuck and unblock ourselves. Meanwhile, you mentioned a few other jurisdictions right here in the county, across the state, that have done it - but some great comparators, I think from a population standpoint, geographic scope and size, are Denver and Albuquerque. We literally do not need to recreate the wheel here. Instead, we need to just humble ourselves and look to how, specifically, other jurisdictions have been successful. What works? Now, also, at the same time, understanding every single thing that they did well is not gonna port over, make a direct, logical, one-for-one - mean it'll automatically work out well here in Seattle, but we don't need to recreate the wheel. Let's look to what's been successful in other jurisdictions - I named a few that would be good comparators. With respect to, but that is an essential part of public safety, not the only part. Yeah, we need to hire more police officers and train them and make sure they have the tools and resources they need to be successful, set and enforce the highest standards of excellence and professionalism in the communities where they operate, and hold them accountable swiftly if they fail to carry out their duties in a just, equitable, constitutional manner. So that's also an essential part. But back to the first, the question here. Yes, I support these civilian-led responses. It's an urgent thing and we need to treat it as such. And for the co-response versus civilian-led response, I think that's gonna be a situation-dependent thing. I know they have various models in other jurisdictions. And if it's pretty clear, we need to develop some good, sharp, clear, consistent guidelines about what that response looks like. But I'll tell you, Crystal, when I - I volunteered for a 911 shift downtown, you know, at the call center downtown Seattle, and I was struck by two things. One, the mounting list of calls - queue of calls - that, like, deserves ordinarily some sort of police response of some sort, but because of staffing levels, no one was gonna get to it for hours, maybe some cases days. And also, I sat sitting side-by-side next to the frontline call center operator and listening to the calls, I definitely heard a few calls that someone was in a clear crisis situation and they needed a response of some sort, but a badge and a gun and armed response and a uniformed response was not at all what they need. We've seen how that's a formula for disaster. We, you know, we can train police officers - and yeah, we're gonna train them better, make them better, and hold them accountable, but we're not gonna train our way out of bad responses. Like, they don't need to be leading and frontlining a lot of these crises calls, especially when maybe the call earlier, someone might've been trying to take their life, that's conceivable, and then they respond to someone who just needs help. He needs a, they need a social worker or behavioral mental health crisis. We can't train our way out of that with uniformed gun-badge responses. So, but it's a situation-specific - to answer your question, you know, again, about the different models options. It's a situation-specific kind of analysis. [00:35:00] Crystal Fincher: Gotcha. I wanna talk about victims - a lot, and we hear people talk about victims and oftentimes mischaracterize what victims say, but both from, you know, anecdotal conversations and numerous studies, victims overwhelmingly want two things - to make sure what happened to them doesn't happen to them or anyone else again, and help getting beyond their - support and help to get beyond and to restore what was lost or damaged or hurt. And we don't do a good job from a governmental standpoint, or as a community, supporting people who have been victimized. And so often that feeds into very unhealthy outcomes later on down the line. What can you do in your capacity as a City Councilperson to better support victims of crime? [00:35:55] Rob Saka: Yeah, so great, great question. I think the best - so all of these issues - highly complex, nuanced. So let's double click, dive a little deeper. So we talked about the imperative a moment ago to, you know, from my perspective, to hire more police, public safety, empower them, set and enforce the highest standards, and hold them accountable. Also the co-equal important policy plan that I have to stand up, fund and implement, you know, these civilian-led responses. But also a very, very important part of this whole equation is prevention - making sure that we don't have to, people don't have to experience crime to begin with. Making sure that people - that crime victims, if you will - you know, not only they don't feel the sentiment and have the experience of like, not wanting that to happen again to someone else, but also they don't feel the sense of like, we need to kind of restore and bring a sense of whole and completeness to whatever traumatic experience happened to them. So prevention is really important and crime prevention is really important. And why is there crime? Well, it's complex, not just one thing, but you know, rising inequality, lack of access to resources, unequal opportunities, poverty, you know, lack of mental behavioral health services and support. And I think building out programs and services anchored and oriented around addressing those root causes will go a long way in preventing crime to begin with and minimizing our impact. Because yes, we need effective prevention and address the root causes, if you will, but we also need to make sure that we have, you know, our whole like policy plans and funding strategy reflects, you know, making sure we can contemplate and resource the realities of today and have good interventions as well. So, you know, all of those things must and should coexist in parallel, in my view. [00:38:17] Crystal Fincher: Okay, so I just wanted to clarify on that last one. I think your points about prevention and your plans to hire more police certainly speak to some other aspects, but specifically when it comes to supporting victims - people who have been - unfortunately, while you're working towards prevention and doing the other things, it is, there are going to be more people who are victimized unfortunately, even while we're reducing crime. But what could you do to better support victims, people who have been victimized, and people who do need help? [00:38:55] Rob Saka: Yeah, so great question. The number one thing is making sure we have effective intervention and response capabilities. And, you know, we do that in part through making sure we have well, you know, well-resourced, trained set of public safety apparatus - firefighters, police, paramedics - and to make sure that people have the responses that they need and expect. Making sure if someone has been like victimized by property crime or whatever it is, that, you know, they can reasonably expect an officer to show up and, you know, take a report, and hopefully investigate that, and follow up, and show up in a timely manner. But also, you know, depending on the nature of the victimization for crime victims, we also need to do a better job of making sure people have access to services and - like trauma response and support services - and they're better taken care of from a mental health perspective as well. And help them navigate and better help them navigate everything - like, you know, talking about crime in abstract, you know, without a specific like fact pattern, it's a little tricky. But I do think at a high level, there is a huge opportunity to better help people navigate the various systems, structures, services, and programs that currently exist today once - for victims - and then build out and expand those as well. [00:40:56] Crystal Fincher: I see. I wanna talk about housing and homelessness and in particular, one thing called out by experts as a barrier to the effectiveness of the homelessness response is frontline worker wages that don't cover the cost of living. Do you believe our local nonprofits have a responsibility to pay living wages for our area, and how can you make that more likely with how the City bids for and contracts for services? [00:41:24] Rob Saka: Yeah, I think that is some of the most important work going on - in any profession, in any discipline, in any - like the direct frontline work that, you know, our professionals across a variety of disciplines are doing directly on a day-to-day basis with our unhoused neighbors. And inflation is rising exponentially. You know, wage increases haven't kept up just across the board, especially in government and in nonprofit contracted work. So yes, I support, you know, making sure they have living wages because as a policy matter, like you sort of, your priorities show up in what you support and what you fund. So that doesn't also mean at the same time, you know, wouldn't look for - in the issue of homelessness, for example - wouldn't look for opportunities to perform, you know, like initial or like regular ongoing systems checks to analyze performance and, you know, figure out what's working well and, you know, knock down barriers to success and, you know, things like that. But yeah, I mean, I, these workers have a tough job. So I support living wages. [00:43:03] Crystal Fincher: And I wanna talk about the larger economy - well, larger to the City and district, at least. And the City has a very, very vibrant business economy. Some of the largest corporations in the world headquartered here and nearby, as well as a really vibrant small business community that really spans the range across the board. But they have a number of challenges that they're trying to deal with and get beyond. So when it comes to your district, what can you do? I guess, one, what do you think the biggest challenges facing small businesses in your district are and how can you address those needs? [00:43:43] Rob Saka: Yeah, the biggest challenge is facing this district. You're right, like, to first address - kind of how you prefaced that question, I like that framing - yeah, we have a vibrant economy with companies and businesses of all sizes. And, you know, the only challenge is it's not - the benefits that provides our region, you know, aren't always equally shared and distributed and those opportunities aren't always equally shared. And look, I grew up in Kent, you know, and - in the valley in Kent, like I said - and my dad, if we know what we know about Kent, the economy runs on two things - agriculture and warehousing district. It's always been a warehousing district. Today, there's this big, fancy Amazon fulfillment center - it's like the crown jewel of the Kent warehousing district. And I'm glad it's there, personally. And great, you know, but before that was there and long after it, something else, maybe. It's always been a warehousing district, always will be. And my father was a frontline warehouse worker in Kent. And I found my path to other opportunities in tech, you know, through the military and law school and other things, but we need to make sure more people have access to those opportunities. But to answer, you know, that kind of follow-up question there about what can I do? What can I best do to support small businesses if elected? Well, one, I don't view my role as like prescribing, you know, setting forth prescriptive menu changes for a restaurant, for example. But where I can help, and I've talked to small businesses - small business owners, their workers, their customers - and the number one opportunity that I see to help support them and help make sure that they're successful is public safety. There, someone told me the other day - a small business owner with an office downtown told me the other day that their workers don't feel safe coming to downtown. So how can you impose these hybrid work requirements, which I generally support, as long as there's some - I also like the flexibility, especially, and value the flexibility as a parent of young kids to have, you know, like a couple of days to work from home, work remotely. But how can you impose these across the board, agnostic of whatever the attendant circumstances is, you know, requirements for working from the office based on some arbitrary number or some executive's gut feeling about what sparks innovation the most when people, when their workers don't even feel safe. And then their customers oftentimes don't feel safe. How are we going to stimulate the economy if people - we need to get more people, not just from this district, into these businesses across the district and across the city, but we need to get more people from, you know, South County and, you know, people from the Eastside and other parts of the state and like wanting to come here and spend their money and feel comfortable and invest here as well. So I think public safety is the number one opportunity that I see and I hear over and over and over again from small business owners, their workers, and customers. [00:47:30] Crystal Fincher: Right, and I wanna ask you about childcare, which is a challenge faced not only by people with kids, you know - challenge faced primarily with them - but the effects are felt throughout the entire community. It's people's largest expense next to housing, frequently. And now the annual cost of childcare tops that of college annually. So it's just an astronomical expense and sometimes just the accessibility - just is there childcare available near you - is a challenge. What can you do as a City councilmember to help families in your district with this? [00:48:10] Rob Saka: Yeah, it's a unique problem that I understand firsthand, not only as someone with childcare responsibilities - my number one job in life is the parent of these three kids - but also someone who experienced, you know, like pre-K childcare from a place of need in under-representation. And look, I mentioned I grew up in and out of foster care for the first nine years of my life - mostly in. And, you know, when I wasn't in foster care during that time, you know, sometimes I was in a, like a Head Start program or a funded program of some sort. Usually it was not being watched by whoever could watch me. And raised by soap operas. And I'm grateful, like I said, where I am today personally and professionally, not because of some of those, you know, lousy experiences, but I'm grateful because I am where I am despite some of those lousy circumstances. And you look at the research and you look at the data on people, on kids who have been exposed to like, like pre-K programs and preschool programs, been in those programs. And you look at their life outcomes. They perform generally better in school than their peers who don't have some sort of preschool program and are just sort of like, kind of how I was describing and how I grew up most of the time. Their graduation rates are higher, their college attendance rates are higher. Like their life outcomes are generally better. And so one opportunity that I see long-term - I got two terms in me if I win. One is not enough to get done what I intend to get done, and two is like just a sweet spot. I don't believe in mandatory term limits, but there's nothing wrong with self-imposed ones. So I have two terms - towards the end, I wanna actually build out and fund preschool program for all. And make sure that more people have that opportunity. And make sure more people have access to quality affordable childcare - and educational, like a learning environment that's gonna help them, and help communities, and help us long-term. So really, really urgent challenge. And also part of that, like childcare workers are some of the most underpaid folks too. And they do work, and they do work for us. And I know firsthand, a lot of them put their - they were some of the most unsung heroes during COVID. They, a lot of workers, but like talking about this specific question, a lot of them put their health and safety on the line for poor wages, uncertain working conditions - to make sure more people could work. And make sure more kids are able to be successful long-term. And so they're grossly underpaid. So there's been other jurisdictions that have been successful, at least in terms of like starting to think about, how to better pay and how to better fund universal preschool programs for all. And so I'm curious to figure out creative ways to do exactly that on Seattle City Council. [00:51:38] Crystal Fincher: And the last thing I just wanna touch on is - back to a budget issue - those Progressive Revenue Task Force recommendations that did come out, especially now before this revenue shortfall. So if dramatic cuts are to be avoided, there does need to be some new revenue in place. Do you support, or will you be advocating for any of the recommendations from the Progressive Revenue Task Force, or any other ideas you have? [00:52:11] Rob Saka: Yeah, thank you, Crystal. So, we talked a little bit about my, like kind of how I view the budget and operating with the existing - looking to additional government partners at all levels, and funding sources, and public-private partnerships - and then expanding, looking at new revenue sources. But you asked a question about potential new revenue sources. And from this report, I'm most keenly interested in learning more about the vacant home, vacant lot tax idea. That seems to be - potentially, I don't know - I would love to learn more and explore and closely study, examine the feasibility of that. But that seems to be just the most low-hanging fruit opportunity in terms of one, creating revenue. We shouldn't just create revenue for the sake of it. You know, it should have a purpose and an incentive and disincentive structure behind it. I think that will help address the affordability crisis, and making sure we have beneficial use of living space at all times, and incentivize people to actually use stuff. So, but, so that's one thing I'm keenly interested personally in learning more about and exploring. Yeah. [00:53:41] Crystal Fincher: Got it. In the last couple minutes we have here, there are people trying to make a decision between you and your opponent - and two new candidates, no incumbent in this open seat race - and people just searching for who best aligns with their values and who is best suited for this role. What do you tell voters who are trying to make up their minds? [00:54:04] Rob Saka: Yeah, so we have a very clear choice in this race. The contrasts have never been more clear. We can choose the business-as-usual approach and, or we have an opportunity to bring about some change. And I'm a strong Democrat, you know, make no apologies about that - matter of fact, I'm the strongest Democrat in this race 'cause I'm the only one that's been endorsed by our home local Democratic Party, the 34th District Dems, shout out to them. And I'm a strong progressive. And, you know, I also need to think we need to better incorporate progressive values, equity, and make sure things not only are equitable by design - I think we do that well in Seattle - but also equitable in implementation. And is it truly equitable in implementation? And being willing to humble ourselves and figure out if that's not the case, what's the solve? What's the fix? What's the solution? And the issue of public safety, there's - I've been entirely consistent about this whole time. We need to stand up civilian-led responses. We need to hire more police and empower them to carry out their public safety mandate and hold them accountable. We need to also focus on crime prevention in parallel. So that's my plan. There's complexity and there's nuance there. And, you know, despite some of the rising crime and gun violence in this district - South Park, someone was shot and I think killed earlier today. And the issue of gun violence isn't one shared equally across this city and across this district. Certain communities, including the one I live in - in Delridge, are more impacted and bearing the brunt of it more than others. So it's just remarkable to see that after all these shootings, my opponent still thinks that defunding the police by 50% was a good idea. I think it was a bad idea. And that doesn't mean we can't hold bad police accountable. I fought to do that. I fought to do exactly that at the county level and I'll continue to do that and accelerate that work. But yeah, the issue of public safety has never been, the contrast has never been clear. And look, if people like the current direction of the Seattle City Council - the current approach, the toxicity, the divisiveness, the performative ideological-based, you know, acts and gestures rather than a collaborative approach focused on solutions, I'm probably not their candidate. But I am here to bring about the change I think people so desperately want and need - a collaborative, responsive government that centers equity, progressive values, and a little healthy dose of common sense as well. So yeah. [00:57:23] Crystal Fincher: Well, thank you so much for your time and for sharing more about your candidacy with us today - much appreciated. [00:57:32] Rob Saka: Thank you, Crystal - appreciate you. [00:57:34] Crystal Fincher: Thank you for listening to Hacks & Wonks, which is produced by Shannon Cheng. You can follow Hacks & Wonks on Twitter @HacksWonks. You can catch Hacks & Wonks on every podcast service and app - just type "Hacks and Wonks" into the search bar. Be sure to subscribe to get the full versions of our Friday week-in-review shows and our Tuesday topical show delivered to your podcast feed. If you like us, leave a review wherever you listen. 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Today, we look at a video in which Lucas of Deflate explains why he thinks the gospels are reliable. The reasons are...underwhelming, to say the least.Original Video: https://tinyurl.com/27c8knntDying With Dignity Canada: https://www.dyingwithdignity.ca/Cards:InspiringPhilosophy's Jesus Tomb Argument (plus Embarrassment): https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xT3hdI5Peo4Sources:Jesus outside the New Testament : an introduction to the ancient evidence: https://tinyurl.com/2aob55v4Sources For The Life Of Caesar: https://tinyurl.com/29gvknqtWas Socrates a Real Person?: https://tinyurl.com/2dfgcanyThe Persistent Myth of the Existence of Homer in Mainstream History: https://tinyurl.com/2d74l9meContra Celsum, Book I: https://tinyurl.com/2yzdsxxuAre the Gospels Right? Did Pilate Really Release a Prisoner at Passover?: https://tinyurl.com/29v2utpsSerious Problems With Luke's Census: https://tinyurl.com/z7wsrnwPool of Bethesda: https://tinyurl.com/lw5tup2Josephus' References to Crucifixion: https://tinyurl.com/2bctr5qcAncient Jewish Tombs and Burial Customs (to 70 C.E.): https://tinyurl.com/2czk4mthThe Sea of Galilee: Development of an Early Christian Toponym: https://tinyurl.com/2h3qg6q4Do Historians Exclude the Supernatural?: https://tinyurl.com/hbz7acxUndesigned Coincidences In The Scriptures: An Argument For Their Veracity: https://tinyurl.com/2dbkt7dtAll my various links can be found here:http://links.vicedrhino.com
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History in the making! This is the UK's first regular mainstream show for bisexuals. Hosted by bi activist and writer Lewis Oakley and bisexual journalists Nichi Hodgson and Ashley Byrne, Bisexual Brunch is a unique podcast for people from all over the world who identify as bi to come together and celebrate their sexuality. Bisexual Brunch along with Nichi, Ashley and Lewis were included in the UK Pride Power List 2021. Lewis managed to stay in the list in 2022 and soared to No 79 while MIM, the production company behind Bisexual Brunch was also named UK Production Company of the Year 2021 (Silver winner). Most recently it was revealed Bisexual Brunch's listening figures are in the top 10% of podcasts worldwide - and the show reaches 108 countries, more than half the world!A bumper edition of Bisexual Brunch with Ashley, Lewis and guest host, comedian, actor and writer Samantha Baines.Across 4 hours.....Northern Ireland's sexuality stats - and the multiple ways bisexual people identify themselves on the latest Census.What's in a bi male voice? An Australian clinical psychologist joins us to talk about an unusual research study. And we test out Ashley and Lewis's voices on the streets of London.The bi man making a stand against biphobia from some women. Why he's stopped dating straight women. Reactions to the new series of Heartstopper - how the show is connecting across the generations. How researchers into bisexuality in Leeds and Manchester want your help. The first in a new series restoring our place in history - 'Bisexual Brunch Bi Icons' looks at WWI poet Rupert BrookeA Bisexual Journey with actor Simon Haines who gives a candid overview of what being bi means to him.Ask a Bisexual hears from a 41 year old North Yorkshire woman whose never yet dated another woman.This edition of Bisexual Brunch was recorded in Manchester, London and Leeds.
Read along with the story. Today we're reading 2 Samuel 24, 1 Chronicles 21 David conducts an ill-conceived census of Israel's fighting men, and the angel of the Lord bring a plague upon the nation. But the plague stops at the threshing floor of Araunah the Jebusite...a place with a monumental future.Thank you to our generous patrons who makes this show possible. The Bible Brief is listener-supported and brought to you by the Bible Literacy Foundation, dedicated to helping people like you learn the Bible. Looking for more? Check out our website at biblelit.org.Support the showSupport the show: Tap here to become a monthly supporter!Review the show: Tap here!Newsletter: BibleLit Newsletter Sign-UpListener Survey: Survey LinkWebsite: biblelit.orgInstagram: @biblelitTwitter: @bible_litFacebook: @biblelitEmail the Show: firstname.lastname@example.orgThis episode primarily uses the ESV Bible translation, but may also use CSB, NASB, and NKJV.Search Tags: bible, beginner, bible verse, god, verse of the day, prayer, jesus, bible study, scripture, learn, bible introduction, introduction, intro to the bible, introduction to the bible, beginner bible, bible overview, how to read the bible, what is the bible about, bible story, bible stories, what is the bible, bible study, walkthrough, bible walkthrough,...
Proper 16 First Psalm: Psalms 146–147 Psalms 146–147 (Listen) Put Not Your Trust in Princes 146 Praise the LORD! Praise the LORD, O my soul!2 I will praise the LORD as long as I live; I will sing praises to my God while I have my being. 3 Put not your trust in princes, in a son of man, in whom there is no salvation.4 When his breath departs, he returns to the earth; on that very day his plans perish. 5 Blessed is he whose help is the God of Jacob, whose hope is in the LORD his God,6 who made heaven and earth, the sea, and all that is in them, who keeps faith forever;7 who executes justice for the oppressed, who gives food to the hungry. The LORD sets the prisoners free;8 the LORD opens the eyes of the blind. The LORD lifts up those who are bowed down; the LORD loves the righteous.9 The LORD watches over the sojourners; he upholds the widow and the fatherless, but the way of the wicked he brings to ruin. 10 The LORD will reign forever, your God, O Zion, to all generations. Praise the LORD! He Heals the Brokenhearted 147 Praise the LORD! For it is good to sing praises to our God; for it is pleasant,1 and a song of praise is fitting.2 The LORD builds up Jerusalem; he gathers the outcasts of Israel.3 He heals the brokenhearted and binds up their wounds.4 He determines the number of the stars; he gives to all of them their names.5 Great is our Lord, and abundant in power; his understanding is beyond measure.6 The LORD lifts up the humble;2 he casts the wicked to the ground. 7 Sing to the LORD with thanksgiving; make melody to our God on the lyre!8 He covers the heavens with clouds; he prepares rain for the earth; he makes grass grow on the hills.9 He gives to the beasts their food, and to the young ravens that cry.10 His delight is not in the strength of the horse, nor his pleasure in the legs of a man,11 but the LORD takes pleasure in those who fear him, in those who hope in his steadfast love. 12 Praise the LORD, O Jerusalem! Praise your God, O Zion!13 For he strengthens the bars of your gates; he blesses your children within you.14 He makes peace in your borders; he fills you with the finest of the wheat.15 He sends out his command to the earth; his word runs swiftly.16 He gives snow like wool; he scatters frost like ashes.17 He hurls down his crystals of ice like crumbs; who can stand before his cold?18 He sends out his word, and melts them; he makes his wind blow and the waters flow.19 He declares his word to Jacob, his statutes and rules3 to Israel.20 He has not dealt thus with any other nation; they do not know his rules.4 Praise the LORD! Footnotes  147:1 Or for he is beautiful  147:6 Or afflicted  147:19 Or and just decrees  147:20 Or his just decrees (ESV) Second Psalm: Psalms 111–113 Psalms 111–113 (Listen) Great Are the Lord's Works 111 1 Praise the LORD! I will give thanks to the LORD with my whole heart, in the company of the upright, in the congregation.2 Great are the works of the LORD, studied by all who delight in them.3 Full of splendor and majesty is his work, and his righteousness endures forever.4 He has caused his wondrous works to be remembered; the LORD is gracious and merciful.5 He provides food for those who fear him; he remembers his covenant forever.6 He has shown his people the power of his works, in giving them the inheritance of the nations.7 The works of his hands are faithful and just; all his precepts are trustworthy;8 they are established forever and ever, to be performed with faithfulness and uprightness.9 He sent redemption to his people; he has commanded his covenant forever. Holy and awesome is his name!10 The fear of the LORD is the beginning of wisdom; all those who practice it have a good understanding. His praise endures forever! The Righteous Will Never Be Moved 112 2 Praise the LORD! Blessed is the man who fears the LORD, who greatly delights in his commandments!2 His offspring will be mighty in the land; the generation of the upright will be blessed.3 Wealth and riches are in his house, and his righteousness endures forever.4 Light dawns in the darkness for the upright; he is gracious, merciful, and righteous.5 It is well with the man who deals generously and lends; who conducts his affairs with justice.6 For the righteous will never be moved; he will be remembered forever.7 He is not afraid of bad news; his heart is firm, trusting in the LORD.8 His heart is steady;3 he will not be afraid, until he looks in triumph on his adversaries.9 He has distributed freely; he has given to the poor; his righteousness endures forever; his horn is exalted in honor.10 The wicked man sees it and is angry; he gnashes his teeth and melts away; the desire of the wicked will perish! Who Is like the Lord Our God? 113 Praise the LORD! Praise, O servants of the LORD, praise the name of the LORD! 2 Blessed be the name of the LORD from this time forth and forevermore!3 From the rising of the sun to its setting, the name of the LORD is to be praised! 4 The LORD is high above all nations, and his glory above the heavens!5 Who is like the LORD our God, who is seated on high,6 who looks far down on the heavens and the earth?7 He raises the poor from the dust and lifts the needy from the ash heap,8 to make them sit with princes, with the princes of his people.9 He gives the barren woman a home, making her the joyous mother of children. Praise the LORD! Footnotes  111:1 This psalm is an acrostic poem, each line beginning with the successive letters of the Hebrew alphabet  112:1 This psalm is an acrostic poem, each line beginning with the successive letters of the Hebrew alphabet  112:8 Or established (compare 111:8) (ESV) Old Testament: 2 Samuel 24:1–2; 2 Samuel 24:10–25 2 Samuel 24:1–2 (Listen) David's Census 24 Again the anger of the LORD was kindled against Israel, and he incited David against them, saying, “Go, number Israel and Judah.” 2 So the king said to Joab, the commander of the army,1 who was with him, “Go through all the tribes of Israel, from Dan to Beersheba, and number the people, that I may know the number of the people.” Footnotes  24:2 Septuagint to Joab and the commanders of the army (ESV) 2 Samuel 24:10–25 (Listen) The Lord's Judgment of David's Sin 10 But David's heart struck him after he had numbered the people. And David said to the LORD, “I have sinned greatly in what I have done. But now, O LORD, please take away the iniquity of your servant, for I have done very foolishly.” 11 And when David arose in the morning, the word of the LORD came to the prophet Gad, David's seer, saying, 12 “Go and say to David, ‘Thus says the LORD, Three things I offer1 you. Choose one of them, that I may do it to you.'” 13 So Gad came to David and told him, and said to him, “Shall three2 years of famine come to you in your land? Or will you flee three months before your foes while they pursue you? Or shall there be three days' pestilence in your land? Now consider, and decide what answer I shall return to him who sent me.” 14 Then David said to Gad, “I am in great distress. Let us fall into the hand of the LORD, for his mercy is great; but let me not fall into the hand of man.” 15 So the LORD sent a pestilence on Israel from the morning until the appointed time. And there died of the people from Dan to Beersheba 70,000 men. 16 And when the angel stretched out his hand toward Jerusalem to destroy it, the LORD relented from the calamity and said to the angel who was working destruction among the people, “It is enough; now stay your hand.” And the angel of the LORD was by the threshing floor of Araunah the Jebusite. 17 Then David spoke to the LORD when he saw the angel who was striking the people, and said, “Behold, I have sinned, and I have done wickedly. But these sheep, what have they done? Please let your hand be against me and against my father's house.” David Builds an Altar 18 And Gad came that day to David and said to him, “Go up, raise an altar to the LORD on the threshing floor of Araunah the Jebusite.” 19 So David went up at Gad's word, as the LORD commanded. 20 And when Araunah looked down, he saw the king and his servants coming on toward him. And Araunah went out and paid homage to the king with his face to the ground. 21 And Araunah said, “Why has my lord the king come to his servant?” David said, “To buy the threshing floor from you, in order to build an altar to the LORD, that the plague may be averted from the people.” 22 Then Araunah said to David, “Let my lord the king take and offer up what seems good to him. Here are the oxen for the burnt offering and the threshing sledges and the yokes of the oxen for the wood. 23 All this, O king, Araunah gives to the king.” And Araunah said to the king, “May the LORD your God accept you.” 24 But the king said to Araunah, “No, but I will buy it from you for a price. I will not offer burnt offerings to the LORD my God that cost me nothing.” So David bought the threshing floor and the oxen for fifty shekels3 of silver. 25 And David built there an altar to the LORD and offered burnt offerings and peace offerings. So the LORD responded to the plea for the land, and the plague was averted from Israel. Footnotes  24:12 Or hold over  24:13 Compare 1 Chronicles 21:12, Septuagint; Hebrew seven  24:24 A shekel was about 2/5 ounce or 11 grams (ESV) New Testament: Galatians 3:23–4:7 Galatians 3:23–4:7 (Listen) 23 Now before faith came, we were held captive under the law, imprisoned until the coming faith would be revealed. 24 So then, the law was our guardian until Christ came, in order that we might be justified by faith. 25 But now that faith has come, we are no longer under a guardian, 26 for in Christ Jesus you are all sons of God, through faith. 27 For as many of you as were baptized into Christ have put on Christ. 28 There is neither Jew nor Greek, there is neither slave1 nor free, there is no male and female, for you are all one in Christ Jesus. 29 And if you are Christ's, then you are Abraham's offspring, heirs according to promise. Sons and Heirs 4 I mean that the heir, as long as he is a child, is no different from a slave,2 though he is the owner of everything, 2 but he is under guardians and managers until the date set by his father. 3 In the same way we also, when we were children, were enslaved to the elementary principles3 of the world. 4 But when the fullness of time had come, God sent forth his Son, born of woman, born under the law, 5 to redeem those who were under the law, so that we might receive adoption as sons. 6 And because you are sons, God has sent the Spirit of his Son into our hearts, crying, “Abba! Father!” 7 So you are no longer a slave, but a son, and if a son, then an heir through God. Footnotes  3:28 For the contextual rendering of the Greek word doulos, see Preface  4:1 For the contextual rendering of the Greek word doulos, see Preface; also verse 7  4:3 Or elemental spirits; also verse 9 (ESV) Gospel: John 8:12–20 John 8:12–20 (Listen) I Am the Light of the World 12 Again Jesus spoke to them, saying, “I am the light of the world. Whoever follows me will not walk in darkness, but will have the light of life.” 13 So the Pharisees said to him, “You are bearing witness about yourself; your testimony is not true.” 14 Jesus answered, “Even if I do bear witness about myself, my testimony is true, for I know where I came from and where I am going, but you do not know where I come from or where I am going. 15 You judge according to the flesh; I judge no one. 16 Yet even if I do judge, my judgment is true, for it is not I alone who judge, but I and the Father1 who sent me. 17 In your Law it is written that the testimony of two people is true. 18 I am the one who bears witness about myself, and the Father who sent me bears witness about me.” 19 They said to him therefore, “Where is your Father?” Jesus answered, “You know neither me nor my Father. If you knew me, you would know my Father also.” 20 These words he spoke in the treasury, as he taught in the temple; but no one arrested him, because his hour had not yet come. Footnotes  8:16 Some manuscripts he (ESV)
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Unlocked from our Patreon (paused this summer): Bill and Rachel discuss the present-day influences of the momentous 1920 US Census, which grappled with trends in urbanization and the recent breakup of several major home countries of immigrants. Links and notes for ep. 375 (PDF): http://arsenalfordemocracy.com/wp-content/uploads/2023/08/Bonus-AFD-Ep-375-The-1920-Census.pdf Theme music by Stunt Bird. The post [Unlocked] May 18, 2021 – The 1920 Census – Arsenal For Democracy Ep. 375 appeared first on Arsenal For Democracy.
The theme for Homelessness Week 2023 is “It's time to end homelessness". Sadly, the number of homeless people in Australia is growing according to the 2021 Census. Around 122,000 people are homeless, and 23% (28,000) are young people between the ages of 12 and 24 years. - Di Hefteya Bêmalbûnê ya Neteweyî 2023de birêvebira Sereke ya Mission Australia Sharon Callister dibêje, welat di nav 20 salên li pêş de hewce bi mîlyonek xaniyên nû yên erzan heye. Li gor serjimêriya 2021, 122,000 kes li Australya ne xwedî cîhekî ewledar in ku lê bijîn, û ji sedî 23 ji wê hejmarê kesên di navbera 12 û 24 salî de ne.
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About the Show:"Encouraging participation in this census is crucial for creating awareness and understanding the needs of our diverse community. It's the only way we can work towards a more inclusive and thriving Northwest Arkansas.” - Lindsey Leverett-HigginsIntroductionIn this episode of the I Am Northwest Arkansas podcast, Randy Wilburn sits down with guests Chris Seawood and Lindsey Leverett-Higgins from the Northwest Arkansas Martin Luther King Jr Council. They discuss the State of Black Northwest Arkansas Census, aiming to gather data on the experiences and needs of the Black community in the region to promote inclusivity and inform strategic decision-making.Historical ReflectionThe conversation starts with a reflection on the historical challenges faced by Black communities and the self-sufficiency they have displayed in the face of adversity. The guests emphasized the importance of recognizing the significance of these communities and their contributions to the fabric of society.Growth and Inclusivity in Northwest ArkansasAs Northwest Arkansas experiences growth and diversification, the discussion turns to the need for intentional community planning and inclusivity. Leverett-Higgins emphasizes the role of organizations like Engage NWA in ensuring that the region remains attractive for diverse talent.Challenges of Retaining Diverse TalentThe conversation also delves into the challenges of retaining diverse talent and the disparities that need to be addressed to create a sense of cultural belonging. The guests highlight the importance of supporting Black entrepreneurs and professionals and increasing representation in industries like healthcare.State of Black Northwest Arkansas Census as a ToolThe State of Black Northwest Arkansas Census is seen as a powerful tool to bridge gaps and address disparities. The guests encourage individual participation in the census to ensure that everyone's voice is heard, and they invite stakeholders and businesses to get involved in creating a more inclusive community.All this and more on this episode of the I am Northwest Arkansas podcast. Important Links and Mentions on the Show*Email Lindsey Leverett-HigginsEmail Chris SeawoodNWA MLK Council WebsiteNWA MLK Council on InstagramNWA MLK Council on FacebookNWA MLK Council State of Black NWA Survey
In this episode, you're going to learn how to reclaim your narrative to fulfill your story the way you see fit. And, you'll also learn how to create community and empower women to utilize their power every single day!Jump into the episode to hear how two single moms, Cole and Neferteri, have created a beautiful community for single moms all from their friendship and support for one another.About Single Moms Planet: Single Moms Planet, is led by co-founders Neferteri Plessi (CEO of Elevated Strategist) and Cole Patterson (CEO of Cole Skincare for Men.) According to the U.S. Census, the most disadvantaged group in the U.S. are single mother families of which 30% live under the poverty line. Neferteri and Cole both experienced firsthand the unique challenges that face single mothers looking to climb the corporate ladder- as they were raised by working single mothers. They came together to launch SMP with the goal of ending the poverty cycle in single mother households through financial literacy and business development. They believe that every step toward generational wealth begins with having the right resources, network, and support. To that end, SMP is dedicated to uplifting single mothers through comprehensive programs of financial literacy, business development, mentorship, and entrepreneurial training. Single Moms Planet provides education, accountability, and hope- building one strong family at a time! —————————Watch The Great Girlfriends Show - HERE Shoot an email over or drop a DM directly to Sybil ON IG @sybil_amutiFollow now
Prepare to dive headfirst into a rabbit hole so deep, it'll make Wonderland look like a kiddie pool. Welcome back to part two of our explosive investigation into the ominously named "Silent Weapons for Quiet Wars." What's that? Never heard of it? Oh, you must be new here. This 45-page document, my dear friends, isn't just another conspiracy theory we're throwing around for kicks. No, no. This is the playbook, the ultimate guide used by the oligarchs, elites, BlackRocks, Soros, Rothchilds, Rockefellers, and all those other people your parents warned you about. From the dark hallways of the Bilderberg meeting to the secretive schemes of the global puppet masters, we're breaking it down, leaving no stone unturned. If you thought part one was mind-bending, wait until you see what we've got lined up for you now. And hey, if you haven't caught part one yet, take a little detour back there. You wouldn't read the last chapter of a mystery novel first, would you? 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My name is Austin Adams, and thank you so much for listening today. On today's episode, we are going to be continuing our deep dive into what I have described as the single most disturbing, least discussed top secret document that anybody has ever gotten their hands on. Alright? Now, if you don't know what we're talking about, you should go back to the very first deep dive that we did last week, but the document itself is called Silent Weapons for Quiet Wars. I will give you a brief synopsis to catch you up to speed regarding where we are at within this document. It is a 45 page document, and again, I highly recommend that you start with part one. So go back, listen to part one, then come back here and listen to part two because it is well worth your time. This document has been the, what I would say, the playbook. By the oligarchs, by the elites, by the BlackRocks, by the Soros, by the Rothchilds, and the, you know, Rockefellers of the world. Absolute to a t playbook of how we got to where we are today, starting all the way back in the early forties when this document was created and presented at the very first Bilderberg meeting to the policy committee. Okay, so we will take a deep dive into the second half of this document. If you have not heard the first half, go listen to that now, and then I'll meet you right back here in about an hour and 20 minutes or so. Okay? But ev all of the podcast that I've done so far, I would say this is by far the craziest thing. And again, I, I discussed why last time. Right. The reason that this is so disturbing is not because of the individual. The reason this is so disturbing is because of how they've sociologically and, uh, been engineering the, the mass public of the world for so long successfully. And we'll get into a little bit more about that in just a minute. But before we do that, I need you to subscribe. 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Go head over there right now. And without further ado, let's jump into silent Weapons for Quiet Wars part. The Adams Archive. All right. Silent weapons for quiet Wars part two. Now I'll give you a brief quick two to three to maybe four minute synopsis of what this document is, just to catch you up to speed. Even if you listen to last week, you might need a little refresher. So this document represents the adopted doctrine by the Policy Committee of the most. Powerful people, powerful families in the world today and a hundred years ago when this was implemented. Okay? 1954 was the first meeting that this was presented at at the Bilderberg Group. All right, so the following document dated May, 1979 was found on July 7th, 1986 and an I B M copier that had been purchased at a surplus deal. Now, if you think the first deep, deep dive that I did into this, if you think the first breakdown of silent weapons for quiet wars was disturbing, you are going to find this second half of this. Far more disturbing. It gets into the family unit unit. It gets into the position of the mother and the father and how they're going to, uh, break down the family unit from the inside. Okay? There's a ton of disturbing information in this document, but it, you need to know it. You need to understand what they've been doing to our families, what they've been doing to our economy, what they've been doing to, to our education system, all of it. And it's outlined perfectly in this document. Okay? So let me catch you up to speed with where we were at already. The first half of silent weapons for Quiet Wars broke down where this document came from, which was a c i a, uh, elite unit, which was used to at least understand the, the conspiracy that was going on behind closed doors. So they picked a elite group of people based on their personality types, what seems to be narcissists and sociopaths. Right. People who have a, you know, what they described to be, uh, less than, um, let's see if we can find the actual words from it. Uh, but the manual itself is an analog declaration of intent. Such a writing must be secured from public scrutiny, otherwise it might be recognized as a technically formal declaration of domestic war. Okay. The solution of today's problems requires an approach which is ruthlessly candid with no agonizing over religious, moral, or cultural values. Okay? Then it gets into what is social engineering, how they could control the world with the push of a button based on data analysis. The Harvard Project that started it all, uh, which began in 1949, funded by the Rockefeller family, and they began it at Harvard. And then it was implemented with, along with the Air Force and moved over into the private sector in 1953. Okay. Because of its feasibility of economic and social engineering. Okay? Now, what we went into in the first part got a little technical, which was the fact that all people can be subjected and looked at and mathematically broken down the same way that energy can be. And that's how they began this theory of economics surrounding the theories around energy. So we went into that last time. Then we went into what is shock testing, right? How they were going to leverage data by having certain things that they implemented purposefully to see how it would break down the family unit to see how it would, you know, one correlation that they used was that when the price of gas went up, the, it actually largely correlated with the amount of headaches. So there's a lot of different ways that they've been manipulating large data sets. Now, if you think that this was terrifying then in 1954, I cannot imagine how terrifying this has become today with things like large language learning models like Chachi pt, right, with the use of AI in today's world. Alright, so as we scroll through this, again, it talked about basically how people needed to have a quiet war waged against them because you are so stupid, because you couldn't, you don't belong with the money that you were given you. There's no reason that you should be allowed to exist in a world where you have freedoms. Without an oligarchy above you controlling and social engineering, the general public, because without them, without our saviors, without those in positions of power of wealth, we would just be monkeys with tools, right? We would, we would eventually kill ourselves off according to them. So now where we pick up on this is worse, has not only the prices of commodities, right? We're getting back into what was economic shock testing and how do they use this? Not only the prices of commodities, but also the availability of labor can be used as a means of shock testing, labor strikes, deliver excellent tests, shocks to an economy, especially in the critical service areas of trucking, communication, public utilities, et cetera. Right now we go back to the. Strikes by the truckers that was being waged against people when they did the, uh, in Canada, right. The trucker rallies that began around Canada and then flowed into the United States briefly, but it says byock testing. It has found that there was a direct relationship between the availability of money flowing into the economy and the real psychological outlook and responses of masses of people dependent upon that availability. For example, there's a measurable quantitative relationship between the price of gas and the probability that a person would experience a headache, feel a need to watch a violent movie, smoke a cigarette, or go to a tavern for a mug of beer. Hmm. So they leveraged the shock testing, right, which is built off of the aviation model to see how much, uh, explosive loads a, a airplane could take without ripping itself apart. And they used it against people. Now they give all of the formulas here that they used. They're a little bit too technical here, but I'll go ahead and pull it up on the page for you. A little too technical for me to break down, but maybe you're a mathematician and or economist and you understand this. Uh, but I will leave that to you. It says, when the price of gasoline is shocked, all of the coefficients with Round G and the denominator are evaluated at the same time. If b, G and M were independent and sufficient for description of the economy, then three shock tests would be necessary to evaluate the system. Uh, now it, so it's just talking about how they actually implemented these things. It says this is the result into which we substitute to get that set of conditions, of prices of commodities, bad news on tv, which will deliver a collapse of public morale ripe for takeover. They actually have a formula for how much bad news, how much terrible propaganda, how many shootings, how many this, how many that they need to have over a time period in order to make the public more morale ripe for takeover once the economic price in sales coefficients A, J and K and BK and J. So these are where the formulas come into control may be translated into the technical supply and demand. Coefficient shock testing of a given commodity is then repeated to get the time rate of change of these technical coefficients. Right? So this gets a little technical again, but it starts to come back right now. Now I'm drinking a liquid death and I had somebody point out here, you know, liquid deaths were fairly, uh, common and, and especially in like the podcasting world and then. Um, but I, I'm a big fan of sparkling water and I actually like the can sparkling water. Um, but I also liked the marketing of Liquid Death, but apparently they have some advertising on their website, which they're great at advertising and marketing, but they actually have some advertising and marketing on their website with a shirt that ex exclaimed. It's said that basically they, as a brand had a witch come in and do a seance of some demonic type into the water, so you could even be drinking a demon. I, I don't know what that means, but you know, if I start saying, uh, Latin throughout this episode, you know, why blame it on the liquid death? And to combat that, I am drinking red wine. The water of the. Our Lord and Savior. Okay. Um, economic amplifiers, just kidding, uh, are the active components of economic engineering. The basic characteristic of an amplifier, mechanical, electrical, or economic is that it receives an input control signal and delivers energy from an independent energy source to a specified output terminal in the predictable relationship to that out input control signal, right? So this is the introduction to economic amplifiers. So economic amplifiers, again, are the active components of economic engineerings, right? So what, how do we actually move society? That is the amplifiers that basic characteristic of an amplifier, mechanical, electro electrical, or economic, is that it receives an input control signal, right? An input and delivers energy from an independent energy source to a specified output. Terminal in a predictable relationship to that input control signal. Right? So we do this on one end. This is the input output model that made the Harvard e Economist got his Nobel Peace Prize, or whatever the prize, I'm pretty sure it was the Nobel Peace Prize that he got for this input output model. The simplest form of an economic amplifier is a device called, Advertising, right? If I do this thing on the outside of this equals this thing, right? That's the money machine. If I put $1 in on this end, $2 comes in on this end, I'm gonna put all of my dollars back in. On the other side, if a person is spoken to by a TV advertiser as if he were a 12 year old, then due to suggestibility, he will, with a certain probability, respond or react to that suggestion with the uncritical response of a 12 year old, and will reach into his economic reservoir and deliver its energy to buy that product on impulse when he passes it in the store. An economic amplifier may have several inputs and output its response might be instantaneous or delayed. Its circuit symbol, might be a rotary switch if its options are exclusive. Qualitative go or no go, or it might have its parametric input, output relationships specified by a matrix with internal energy sources represented. Okay, so whatever it's for might be its purpose is to govern the flow of energy from a source to an input sync in direct relationship to an input control signal. For this reason, it is called an active circuit element or component. Economic amplifiers fall into classes called strategies, and in comparison with economic amplifiers, the specific internal functions of an economic amplifier are called logistical instead of electrical, right? We're getting technical again here. It says here, here's where we come back though. In the design of an economic amplifier, we must have some idea of at least five functions, and here they are. The availability, the availability of input signals. The desired output control objectives, the strategic objective, the available economic power sources, and the logistical options. The process of defining and evaluating these factors and incorporating the economic amplifier into an economic system have been popularly called game theory. Okay? So game theory is how you define the inputs and outputs, figuring out the economic amplifiers, and then utilizing those and leveraging those from a social engineering perspective. Now, the design of an economic amplifier begins with the specification of the power level of the output, right? So think of it when it comes to advertising as the amount of advertising dollars, right? It can range from personal to national, the second condition. And in their case, when they're talking about people, they're saying, are we going after a single individual? As the power level, or are we doing an entire nation at one time? The second condition is accuracy response. How accurately the input action is a function of the input commands. High gain, combined with strong feedback, helps to deliver the required precision. Most of the error in the input data signal, personal input, most of the error will be in the input data signal. Personal input data tends to be specified, while national input data tends to be statistical, right? So we're talking about anecdotal versus statistical data. Now, here are the inputs, right? Questions to be answered. The what, the where, the why, the when, the how, and the who. Those are the first questions that you have to answer regarding your inputs. What are you gonna do? Where are you gonna do it? Why are you gonna do it? When are you going to do it? How are you going to do it? And who are you going to do it to? Right? So what are we gonna do? We're gonna release a virus to the general public. Where are we gonna do it? Well, we're gonna start in Wuhan China. Why are we gonna do it? To implement totalitarian authoritarian pharmaceutical injections into people's bodies for profit? When are we gonna do it? How are we gonna do it? And who are we gonna do it to? General sources of information, telephone taps, analysis of garbage surveillance and behavior of children in school, right? So this is how they used to actually get the data. Now it's all on a mass scale. Now it's social media, right? So the standard of living, right? And that tells you how much this has been amplified, how big this has gotten in the last 180, 80 years since this was implemented. We went from analyzing people's garbage surveillance, phone taps, and the behavior of children to two, knowing your every move, your every conversation, your every Google search, all analyzed in huge data sets. Now, the standard of living by was measured food, shelter, clothing, transportation, the social contacts, telephone itemized record of calls, family marriage certificates and birth certificates, friends associates, memberships and organizations, and the political affiliations. Then they get into the personal paper trail, personal buying habits. Use of checking accounts, credit card purchases, tagged credit card purchases, right? Talking about U P C codes or barcodes, people's assets, checking accounts savings, real estate business, automotive safety deposits, stock market liabilities, right? Creditors, enemies and loans. Government sources such as welfare, social security, U S D A, surplus food grants and subsidies. And then the principle of this ploy. The citizen will almost always make the collection of information easy if he can operate on the free sandwich. Principle of EAT now, pay later, right? Eat now, pay later. Maybe I'll get the vaccine so that I can go to a concert and later I'll die of myocarditis maybe. I'll take a P P C loan for $10,000 and that might, you know, make me feel better about my business getting completely shut down, which I used to profit every day from $10,000, but, you know, $10,000 is nice. But what they don't tell you is they're gonna come ask for that from you within interest after they analyze your application and tell you that, oh wait, you really didn't qualify. We want our money back. And think of how many applications this comes into, right? The free sandwich principle comes into the world coin, right? Just scan your iris for 500 bucks and now we have your digital identity on the blockchain forever. It's never going away, but you got 500 bucks. But also now, in order for you to pay your groceries, we scan your iris, we check your social credit score, and now you can't buy the meat that you wanted because, eh, you said something about Joe Biden. Whatever it is, government sources. Here's how they intimidate you. It literally says, government sources via intimidation, I r S, OSHA census, et cetera. And then other government sources are surveillance of US mail. Okay? Then it gets into habit patterns. So how do they figure out the programming strengths and weaknesses? Activities such as sports and hobbies, legal, fear, anger, crime, record, hospital records for drug sensitivities, reaction to pain, psychiatric records for fears, anger, angers, discuss adaptability, reaction to stimuli, violence, suggestibility, hypnosis, pain, pleasure, love, and sex. Methods of coping. How do you deal with things, right? Consumption of alcohol, consumption of drugs, entertainment, religious factors. Payment, modus operandi, do you pay on time? Payment of telephone bills, energy purchases, water repayment of loans, house payments, automobile credit cards. Then political sensitivity, right? So they're just, they're figuring out all of the data points, right? What are all of the inputs, right? What are the things that they can measure? What is the, what is the total? These are all listing out. Here's what's going in, right? Here's the activities, here's the legal records, here's the drug sensitivities. Here's how much alcohol we're consuming as a nation. Here's how many drugs we're consuming. Here's the percentage of people that are paying off their utility bills. Right? Here's, here's the political belief systems through Census bureaus. Here's how many people aren't paying off their i r s, uh, paid, you know, their taxes. Here's the police records that are going up, the driving records, the reports made by police insurance percentages. Anti-establishment acquaintances, right? So those are the inputs such as legal inputs, behavioral control, right? Um, and then they list off what those behavioral controls are. Excuses for investigations, search, arrest, employment of for force to modify behavior, court records, police records, driving records. Then the national input information, prices of commodities, sales investments, right? So before we were talking about personal, now we're talking about national banks and credit bureaus. Credit information, payment information, polls and surveys, publications, telephone records. Okay? So those are all of the inputs. Okay? Now here's the outputs. Here's the create controlled situations. Manipulate the economy, society, control by control of compensation and income. All right, so it says Allocates opportunities, right? So this is the sequence in which the outputs come. Allocate opportunities, destroy opportunities, right? They allocate the amount of jobs, then they destroy them. Controls the economic environment, controls the availability of raw materials, controls capital controls, bank rates, inflation of currency, possession of property, industrial capacity, manufacturing, availability of goods, the prices of commodities services, labor force payments to government officials, legal functions, a advertising media contracts, material available for TV viewing. Disengages attention from real issues, engages emotions, creates disorder, chaos, and insanity. Controls design of more probing tax forms, controls, surveillance, storage of information. Develop psychological analysis and profiles of individuals controls, legal functions, sociological factors, health options, praise on weaknesses, cripple strengths, and then leaches, wealth and substances, right? So now it gives you a table of strategies, right? Here's your inputs, here's your outputs. Okay? So if the elites do this, then they expect this. If they keep the public ignorant, they expect less public organization. If they maintain access to control points for feedback, the required reaction for inputs is prices and sales. If they create preoccupation, they lower the defense, right? If the family unit is so disintegrated to where the father goes to work, nine to five, the mom goes to work nine to five, they drop their kid off at school, nine to five, they come home, they eat dinner, they go to bed. Well, in the meantime, The job that they're at is controlled through corporations, which are controlled through these large entities like BlackRock and Vanguard, which is controlled by these families. In the meantime, your child goes to school and while your child's going to school, all of the books that were, they were funded by all of the teachers who were hired, all have the same ideology, which is in line with these companies in corporations and organizations like BlackRock, Vanguard, and these families. Right now, they've lowered your defense attack the family unit. If you do this, you control the education of the young. If you give less cash and more credit, more self-indulgence and more data, if you attack the privacy of the church, you destroy faith in this sort of government. If you. Give social conformity computer. You get computer program simplicity, computer programming, simplicity. So social conformity, meaning how can we get everybody to act in one way, right? How can we get them to move as a flock? And if we get them to move as a flock, we can have more successful data analysis. Minimize the tax protest. If you do this, you maximize economic data and minimum enforcement problems. If you stabilize the consent, the simplicity coefficients, if you tighten control of variables, simpler computer input data, you get greater predictability, right? If you proper timing, less data shift and blurring, if you maximize control, minimum resistance to control. If you collapse the currency, you destroy the faith of the American people in each other, right? So if we do this, then this is what we get. And so, If we want this, if we want this output, we do this input. If we want to destroy the faith in the American people in each other, we collapse their currency. If we want minimum resistance to control, we maximize our control initially, right? If we want to maximize economic data and minimum enforcement problems, we minimize the tax protest. If we want to control the education of the young, we attack the family unit, right? And how many things come out of that? How many times have they attacked the family unit and, and specifically for the idea to control the education of the young for what purpose? They're propagandizing. They're, they're hypnotizing, they're implanting ideas of the future of adults. Through the education system, right? If you want to lower the defense, you create preoccupation. If we want this thing, we do this thing first to get it right. So figure out your what output you're desiring and then reverse engineer the input. Now, next part is where it gets interesting and a little bit less technical. Alright? Diversion, the primary strategy and it says, Experience has prevent that. The simplest method of securing a silent weapon and gaining control of the public is to keep the public undisciplined and ignorant to the basic system principles on the one hand, while keeping them confused, disorganized, and distracted with matters of no real importance. On the other hand, diversion is the main strategy of societal engineering, right? You wanna talk about the Black Lives Matter riots over one single individual, while probably tens and twenties, dozens of those happen every quarter, every month, but they decide to hone in on it. They put all of the news media on this one event, right? George Floyd, because they're creating a divergent or di diversion right now. That's not to say that that wasn't, uh, something that should be talked about or shouldn't. Be protested or whatever, but it is saying that there was a formulated intent by the news media to cause that to be something of discussion, right? If every single news company plays that clip over and over and over again, and it's all shocking enough, it's gonna cause this output, right? If we desire the output, the output being a diversion, so that we can then ramp up our control, well, what's the input? The input is a diversion. George Floyd. Now this is achieved by, or, or even, let's take it even further, it maybe the, the entire diversion was covid and pharmaceutical companies took advantage, but who really took advantage of Covid, right? Who's talking about the new normal? Oh, that was pretty good. Claude Schwab, right? The World Economic Forum. It's a new normal, right? They want to re-engineer society, and they're not even hiding this from you anymore. The great reset is just silent weapons for quiet wars spoken out loud. They no longer care that it's silent or not right? The societal engineering, they, they've pulled back the curtain now, whatever that, that Frank Zappa quote, right? Um, when, when the, when the illusion becomes too expensive or too difficult to maintain, they will pull back the curtain and reveal the cinder block wall behind the show, right? It's like they know that we know. Now comes authoritarian action because they can no longer do this. S slight of hand bullshit. They can no longer tell you that elections are, aren't, uh, in some way, shape or form. Uh, manipulatable, right as shown by some of the cases that we saw. They can no longer have this position when there's been court cases to back it up. The general public is talking about it consistently. So they just pull back the curtain. They go, all right guys, you've got us. The great reset is happening today, right? We, we will no longer eat cows, we'll eat bugs. Well, not me, I love steak, but you'll eat the bugs. So that's what they want. They want the diversion, right? They want you to be confused, disorganized, distracted, with matters of no real importance. I. Gender ideology. I hate talking about gender ideology specifically because you're playing into the diversion of the elites. This is exactly what they want, is us fighting each other about Leah Thomas, while some 17 year old cuts their boobs off and proclaims that they're a man. They've gotten us so good with this, right? And I, I have such a problem with perpetuating this conversation because it's simply a diversion. A diversion from something greater, a much, much bigger conversation. That's not to say that we shouldn't be having this conversations because they caused this internal war between political ideologies. Were, we're, we're having a, a mass taking over of our youth, right? 22% of children now identify as lgbtqia a element P plus, right? 22%. One in five. The generation before it was like 8%. Gen, uh, millennials before that, it's like 2% before that it's 0.8%, right? Like boomers is like 2% of people identify and the vast majority of those are the L, the G's and the B's, not the T's or the Q's or the I's or the A's. Right? But so many people are like, oh, I'm non-binary. They're Gen Zers out there trying to feel special. So we have to make, we have to proclaim these things. We have to fight when they're shaking their dicks in front of us at, you know, in our children at Pride parades like. You have to have that discussion. But I hate having it so consistently every time, like I, I, it's, I feel like a broken record, but you have to have these discussions. But it's like the conservative side has gotten drawn into it just as much as the liberal side, right? They want you to be on those sides. They don't want people in the middle talking about silent weapons for quiet wars. They want you speaking about gender identity. They want you speaking about Joe Biden falling asleep during a presidential conversation. They want you speaking about all of the ridiculousness that is going on in this world today, but they don't want you talking about this societal engineering at a mass scale by the elites. So instead, they muddy the water with transgender non-binary, high inflated gas prices, no toilet paper. Uh, George Floyd's. Uh, riots in New York over a PSS five. All of these things are diversions and, and, and tactics to divert your attention from this hand, which is really doing something with this one over here, right over here. So it says, disengage. This is achieved by disengage their minds, sabotaging their mental activities, providing a low quality program of public education in mathematics, logic, systems, design and economics, and discouraging technical creativity. Okay? So again, these diversions are done by disengaging their mind, sabotaging their mental activities, providing low quality program of public education in mathematics, logic systems, designs and economics, and discouraging technical creativity, engaging their emotions. Increasing their self-indulgence in their indulgence in emotional and physical activities by unrelenting emotional confrontations and attacks. Quote, mental and emotional rape by way of constant barrage of sex, violence, and wars in the media, especially the TV and the newspapers, giving them what they desire in excess junk food for thought and depriving them of what they really need. Right? So you wanna talk about the sexualization of our generation? You wanna talk about the only fan's culture, the porn hub culture. Right? How, how, how, how all of these social media companies have said that they are. You know, they are, they're bringing our society to a place where there's more connection. It's like, no, we're more disconnected than whenever we have more depression than ever. Right? All, all of these things have come together to make us be able to pull up our phone, find a, you know, a, a model who's willing to show themselves off for a few dollars. Release the hormones that were meant to create connection, literally hijacking your, your center of energy. Your, you know, there's a reason that the, the, the kundalini, uh, yoga is, is what it is, is because there's your sexuality, your sexual energy, all of those things are, are combined to create your, your emotions, your hierarchy of, uh, of, of chemicals in your body. Like you have a specific set of chemicals that are sexual in nature for procreation, for connection with your spouse, for, to, to, to make you want to stick around for your children, to make you like. So when you hijack as a societal engineering, you hijack that. You make, you make porn so cheap you don't even have to pay for it. Like, imagine that, how is it that there's so much unrelenting, un unbelievable amounts of porn out there, and you don't have to pay for any of it. Right. None of it, none of it has to come from your pocket. You have a unlimited access, a river of, of women and men and whatever types of situations you could ever imagine in your dreams, that's so far from reality of what you would actually have access to or even really want if you were in a, in a personal setting with somebody, right? It's like this unlimited river of, of this biohacking of your sexual energy to the point where it devalues that connection. It devalues your connection with your spouse. It devalues those, those, uh, moments with the person that you love or, or the connection or the release that you get after months and months or years and years of, of, uh, of, uh, sexual non indulgence of celibacy. Right, but when you can get one off every night from pulling up your iPhone, like what, what is the, what the, the, the same internal drive that would normally make you go find a connection and find love and settle down and, and have those feelings for someone is now redirected, hijacked. It's the junk food, right? It's like literally instead of getting satiating amounts of nutrients, which have actual value, you're eating candy, right? Which feels good in your mouth for about five seconds, but the actual outcome is not, not what it's meant for, right? It's not meant to be 20 seconds of joy or, or elated feeling or, you know, release of oxytocin for the purpose of release of oxytocin. It's, it's meant for connection, right? So they achieved this. By unrelenting emotional confrontations and attacks, mental, emotional rape by way of constant barrage of sex, violence, and wars in the media, especially in the TV and in the newspapers, giving them what they desire in excess junk food for thought and depriving them of what they really need. Right? You wanna talk about all of the Kim Kardashians, the, the Jersey shores, right? All of those while, while people used to read hemmingway and used to, uh, color and or color used to color with crayons back in the day, they used to, to paint and, and learn to have real artistic technical abilities, right? It says, these preclude their interest in, in discovery of the silent weapons of social automation technology. The general rule is that there is a profit in confusion. The more confusion, the more profit. Therefore the best approach is to create problems and then offer solutions. Here's your summary of diversion media. Keep the adult public attention diverted away from real social issues and captivated by matters of no real importance. Schools keep the young public ignorant of real mathematics, real economics, real law and real history, entertainment. Keep the public entertainment below a sixth grade level. That's what they think about you, and that's how they divert your attention, right? They give you the absolute minimum, minimum amount of entertainment to where you're, you're the same way that they said they could advertise at a 12, 12 year old level, right? They entertain you at a 12 year old level too, so you have to seek these things, right? You have to seek. External stimulation. That's why podcasts, like even hyper-technical podcasts, like some of the podcasts I listened to with, with Lex Friedman and the discussions that he has with people in AI or mathematicians or astrophysicists or like, they're far above my level of intellect for me to jump in and spar with these people intellectually and on these certain topics. But there, there's something about them that is satiating, right? It's not the Kardashians, it's not the, the Jersey Shores. It's, it's something that like your mind just craves that there's been none of, there was none in the public education system. There was none of it when you went to most universities, right? The pay to play on the real education is like so much more difficult to actually get above that level. And this says work, keep the public busy, busy, busy, with no time to think back on the farm with the other animals. Now we get into consent. The primary victory, a silent weapon system operates upon data obtained from a docile public by legal, but not always lawful force. Much information is made available to silent weapon system programmers through the I r s see studies in the structure of American economy for an I R S source list. The information consists of the enforced delivery of well-organized data contained in federal and state tax forms collected, assembled, and submitted by slave labor provided by taxpayers and employers. Furthermore, the number of such forms submitted by the i r S is a useful indicator of public consent, an important factor in strategic decision making. Other data sources are given in the short list of inputs right now. That's a fair point. What I would like, let's, let's talk about this for a second. We realized one thing with target, And Bud Light, there is power in your money. If you decide that you're no longer going to give your money to Bud Light, when you draw that line, right, and you say, I'm no longer going to accept this reality that you are enforcing upon me via your advertising, right? Everybody feels powerless when it comes to our government. Everybody feels like, oh, there's nothing we can do about these elections. Oh, there's nothing we can do about this man falling asleep against other while talking with other presidents, right? There's nothing we can do. There's nothing we can do. Well, what can I do? I'm just a person, right? It's like, okay, yes, as an individual, if you boycott Bud Light, the repercussions to Bud Light are very low, and the likelihood that something's gonna change is also very low. But in mass, if we boycott the monetary systems of our government in mass, They will be forced to change, right? We don't need massive riots in the streets. It literally just takes you not actively filing these forms and giving them a large portion of your money. Like most people don't know when you sign up for your taxes through your W two that you can. Put exemptions, self exemptions, and then you just pay at the end of the year. Right? You don't have to have them take it out of every single paycheck. Right? It's like, if it gets to that point, which again, I hope it doesn't, and I hope our government just completely, but we keep sending billions upon billions upon billions of dollars over to Ukraine for no reason, right? So we saw the effects of this with Bud Light at one point or another. We may see the effects of this type of boycotting on a federal, national level through taxes. None of our founding fathers had the belief that we should be paying four D percent of your money to the government for them to send it away to their friends for quid pro quo relationships into Ukraine for a war that we're not even a part of. None of them, right? And now they even outline it here. A silent s a silent weapon system operates upon data obtained from docile, public by legal, not always lawful force. Much information is made available to silent weapons systems programmers through the I R Ss. On top of that, the number of forms submitted is an indicator of compliance, is a public temperature gauge. Are we still okay? By sending $50 billion to Ukraine, having a complete criminal in, in a position of the presidency, and also having our f b I be weaponized against everybody that that's potentially its enemies. Well, they're still paying us, so as long as they keep paying us, we might as well keep doing it right? It's like, so they actually utilized and leveraged this as a consent coefficient. That's what they call it here. Um, other data sources are given in the short list of inputs, consent coefficients, numerical feedback indicating victory status. Psychological basis when the government is able to collect tax and seize private property without just compensation, it is an indication that the public is ripe for surrender and is consenting to enslavement and legal encroachment. This says a good and easy quantified indicator of harvest time is the number of public citizens who pay income tax despite an obvious lack of reciprocal or honest service from the government. I will repeat that for you. I the consent coefficient. A good and easily quantified indicator of harvest time is the number of public citizens who pay income tax. Despite an obvious lack of reciprocal or honest service from the government, and that is exactly what we have right now. We have no re if if somebody from the government came to you and like was a salesperson and decided, Hey, I'm gonna, I'm gonna charge you an annual fee. Okay, that's fine. I'll, I'll, well, tell me what your service is. Well, I'm going to erode the, the sanctity of marriage. I'm going to disintegrate the public education for your children. I'm going to inflate the value of your money. I'm going to purposefully release viruses so that my friends over there in the pharmaceutical industry can profit off of your death. I'm going to elect incompetent individuals to represent you on a world stage. I'm going to send your sons and your daughters to war to die at the drop of a hat for whatever right reason I see as profitable. And all I need in exchange for all of those amazing things is 40 to 60% of your income. Would you sign up for that? Would you pay that annual fee? I don't think very many people would. I don't. I just don't see it. I don't, I, I cannot see the value right now of this right now. I'm not saying go, don't go pay your taxes. 'cause Lord knows, right? That's the last thing we need in our lives, getting audited and all of that that comes with that. But what I would say is if enough people did it at enough times together in unison with a set plan and actionable goal of asks. From the government. That is true power, right? Not just not paying it for not paying it, but if there was a set group of people, a large group percentage of the people who decided, we are not going to continue funding this government organization until these things are done. Maybe we even put it in escrow, right? Well, we have this money in an escrow account for U I R S, we have it set aside, but guess what? You're not getting 50% of your tax revenue until we get somebody impeached who's a criminal at the current head of our country, maybe get some competent people to actually be in the presidential race. Maybe stop sending money and weapons of mass destruction from our income to kill Russians and Ukrainians in a war that means nothing to us. Maybe stop poisoning our children through food systems and poisoning their intellect through educational systems. Maybe don't take any funding from BlackRock. Maybe don't take any funding from Vanguard. Right? Maybe, maybe we disintegrate those co, those large wealth management organizations through monopoly laws, right? Maybe we do that until we can trace back where this funding's coming from. May maybe you're not allowed to invest while you're in a position of power. What are our asks? What? What is the, what is the list of things that we ask for? Set aside the portion of money into an escrow account. Tell 'em it's right here for you as soon as you do this, this, this, and this. How quickly do you think if 50% of the country jumped on board with that, do you think that they would change their ways? Hmm. Interesting question. Especially when they're literally using it as a qualified indicator of harvest time according to this document. Now, here's the amplified energy sources. Okay? It says, the next step in the process of designing an economic amplifier is discovering the energy sources. The energy sources, which support any primitive economic system are, of course, a supply of raw materials and the consent of the people to labor, and consequently assume a certain rank, position, level, or class in the social structure to provide labor at various levels in the pecking order. Okay, so the next step in the process is designing an economic amplifier in discovering the energy sources. They do that by getting your consent to work and accept your claim in life, right? Accepting your certain rank, position, level, or class. Each class. In guaranteeing its own level of income, controls the class immediately below it hence preserves the class structure. This provides stability and security, but also government from the top. As time goes on. And communication and education improve. The lower class elements of social labor structure become knowledgeable and envious of the good things that the upper class members have. They also begin to attain knowledge of energy systems and the ability to enforce their rise through the class structure. This threatens the sovereignty of the elite. It says, if this rise of the lower class can be postponed long enough, the elite can achieve energy dominance. Labor by consent no longer will hold a position of an essential energy source. Right? And that makes sense, especially when we're getting into automation, right? If, if they can hold off the lower class long enough, the labor class, the class of of lower class individuals making minimum wage, they can eventually bring in automation systems of robots to eliminate the need altogether for that class of people, right? If they can postpone that long enough, the elite can achieve energy, dominance and labor by consent no longer will hold a position of an essential energy source. Until such energy dominance is absolutely established, the consent of people to labor and let others handle their affairs must be taken into consideration. And maybe that's why we're seeing this amplification right now of authoritarianism, right? They don't need you anymore. They'll need to take you into consideration. Since failure to do so could cause the people to interfere in the final transfer of energy sources to the control of the elite. It says it is essential to recognize that at this time, public consent is still an essential key to the release of energy in the process of economic amplification. Therefore, consent as an energy release mechanism will now be considered for now until they don't need you. Because they have robots five to 10 years from now and now they don't need your consent. The walls come down, the barbed wire goes up. They don't need you. That's terrifying 'cause that's where we're going very, very quickly. This perfectly outlines how quickly they're going to completely obliterate the lower class citizens, the labor workers from society. They put 'em on a universal BA basic income of $2,000 a month. Maybe they pay for a food bank down the road where everything becomes socialized. They don't need your consent because they don't need you to build the things that they need to have things built. Now it says logistics. The successful application of a strategy requires a careful study of inputs, outputs, the strategy, connecting the inputs and the outputs, and the available energy sources to fuel the strategy. This is called logistics. A logistical problem is studied at the elementary level first, and then levels of greater complexity are studied as a synthesis of elementary factors. This means that given a system that a given system is analyzed, broken down into the subsystems, and these in turn are analyzed until by this process one arrives at the logistical atom, the individual. This is where the process of synthesis properly begins at the time of birth of the individual. Now, this to me is where this gets the most scary. Okay? These next few pages are absolutely terrifying. Okay. The rest of this gets crazier and crazier and crazier. Okay, so it took us a minute, a little bit of technicality to get to this point, but this gets dark, very, very dark. Okay, so here we go. The artificial womb. From time, from the time a person leaves its mother's womb, it's every effort is directed towards building, maintaining, and withdrawing into artificial wombs, various sorts of substitute protective devices or shells. The objective of these artificial wombs is to provide a stable environment for both stable and unstable activity, to provide a shelter for the evolutionary processes of growth and maturity, survival to provide security of freedom. And to provide defensive protection for offensive activity. This is equally true of both the general public and the elite. However, there is the definite difference in the way each of the classes goes about the solution of problems, the political structure of a nation dependency. The primary reason why the individual citizens of a country create a political structure is a subconscious wish or desire to perpetuate their own dependency relationship of childhood. Simply put, they want a human God to eliminate all risk from their life. Pat them on the head, kiss their bruises, put a chicken on every dinner table, close their bodies, tuck them into bed at night, and tell them that everything will be all right when you wake up in the morning. This public demand is incredible, so the human God, the politician. You hear that? So the human God, the politician meets in credibility with, in credibility, by promising the world and delivering nothing. So who is the bigger liar? The public or the godfather? This public behavior is surrendered, born of fear, laziness, and expediency. It is the basis of the welfare state as a strategic weapon useful against a disgusting public. It says so let's break that down. They're saying that you come from a mommy and a daddy, and you want government to be your mommy and your daddy to house you, to give you food, to make you feel stable, to protect you from the burglars and the robbers so that you don't have to deal with any of that. It's an easy button, right? They want you to eliminate all risk from life, and they say, I. The human God is the politician in this very government document. How terrifying is that? That's how they look at themselves, meets in credibility with, in credibility, by promising the world and delivering nothing. How many times have we seen the president, every single presidential race, ever, every debate, every, every a hundred. What is it? A hundred first, 180 days. I'm gonna do these things almost every time. They do none of it, right? That includes Trump, that includes Clinton, that includes the Bushes, that includes Joe Biden, that includes every single president in history, promises the world, and delivers on nothing, because what you want is so ridiculous they say. It's not feasible for a politician, for a government to make you feel safe to feed everybody, to house, everybody, to make there be no, uh, war in the world, to tuck you in at bed at night and tell you that everything's gonna be all right. Right? It's not doable. So it says, most people want to be able to subdue and or kill other human beings, which disturb their daily lives, but they do not want to have to cope with the moral and religious issues, which such an overt act on their part might raise. Therefore, they assign the dirty work to others, including their own children, so as to keep the blood off their hands, they rave about the humane treatment of animals, and then sit down to a delicious burger. From a whitewash slaughterhouse down the street and out of sight, but even more hypocritical, they pay taxes to finance a professional association of hitmen, collectively called politicians, and then complain about corruption in government. Wow. Now it says responsibility again. Most people want to be free to do the things to explore, but they're afraid to fail. The fear of failure is manifested in the irresponsibility and especially in delegating those personal responsibilities to others. Where success is uncertain or carries possible, or created liabilities, which the person is not prepared to accept. They want authority, root word, author. They want authority. Authority, but they will not accept responsibility or liability. So they hire politicians to face reality for them, right? They want authority, but they will not accept responsibility or liability. So they hire politicians to face reality for them, right? So they're framing the idea of politics. They're framing the idea of the politician they're calling the politician, the godfather, the man who's supposed to tuck you in a bed, tuck you in a bed to give you food, to be the end all, be all of your social responsibility. And they say that you hire politicians to face this reality for you, right? So here's the summary. The people hire politicians so that the people can obtain security without managing it. Obtain action without thinking about it. Inflict theft, injury, and death upon others without having to contemplate either life or death. Avoid responsibility for their intentions. Obtain the benefits of reality and science without exerting themselves in the discipline of facing or learning either. They give politicians the power to create and manage a war machine by providing for the survival of the nation or the womb, prevent encroachment of anything upon the nation or the womb, destroy the enemy who threatens the nation slash womb and destroy those citizens of their own country, who then who do not conform for the stake of or for the sake of stability of the nation or the womb politicians. It says, hold quasi-military jobs, the lowest being the police, which are soldiers, the attorneys and CPAs next who are spies and saboteurs, the judges who shout orders and run the closed union military shop for whatever the market will bear. The generals are industrialists. The presidential level of Commander in Chiefs is shared by the international by bankers. So they outline the hierarchy perfectly right? The presidential level commander in chief is shared by international bankers, not by politicians. The generals are the industrialists. The judges are the ones who shout orders. The CPAs are the spies, and the cops are the soldiers. The people know now that they have created this farce and financed it with their own taxes, which is their consent, but they would rather knuckle under then be a hypocrite. Thus, a nation becomes divided into two very distinct parts. A docile sub nation, the great silent majority in the political sub nation. The political sub nation remains unattached or remains attached to the docile sub nation, tolerates it and leaches its substance until it grows strong enough to detach itself and then devour its parent. Interesting. So I'm gonna read that again 'cause I don't quite understand that. A nation becomes divided into two very distinct parts, right? A conforming sub nation, right? The, the vast majority of people, right? Probably 95% of people who is the silent majority and a political sub nation, the political sub nation, right? The 5% maybe remains attached to the docile silent majority. They tolerate it and then they leach its substance until it grows strong enough. To detach itself and then devour its parent. Hmm. The people know that they have created this farce and financed it with their own taxes or consent, but they would rather knuckle under than be a the hypocrite. Hmm. In order to make meaningful, computerized economic decisions about war, the primary economic flywheel, right. War is the primary economic flywheel. It is necessary to assign concrete, logistical values to each element of the war structure, personnel, and material alike. Now we're gonna get into war and how the elites leverage war for profit and how they do it through drafts, through the dissection of the the family. I. Right, specifically within roles about the mother and the father. So here it goes. It says the draft, right? So let's, let's start off at the beginning. In order to make meaningful computerized economic decisions about war, the primary economic flywheel, it is necessary to assign concrete, logistical values to each element of the war structure, personnel, and material alike. This process begins with a clear, candid description of the subsystems of such a structure. The draft few efforts of human behavior modification are more remarkable or more effective than that of the socio military institution known as the draft. A primary purpose of a draft or other such institution is to instill by intimidation in the young males of a society, the uncritical conviction. The government is omnipotent. He is soon enough, taught that a prayer is slow to reverse what a bullet can do in an instant. Thus, a man is trained in a religious environment for 18 years of his life. A man trained in a religious environment for 18 years of his life can by this instrument of the government be broken down, purged of his fantasies and delusions in a matter of mere months. Once that conviction is instilled, all else becomes easy to instill. Hmm. So the conviction of faith, the conviction of faith in a religious setting specifically can be encroached upon through war, right? By watching a bullet kill your friend right next to you, right? It's very hard to believe in God when you have these atrocious acts happening all around you. I. Which seemingly are the acts of the devil, not of the Lord. Right. Even more interesting is this process, right? So, but it's saying the, the protector of this, the, the veil that that can be put over, that can protect you from this type of thing that is being encroached upon through war by man, right? Giving you the idea that the government is omnipotent, not God, right? He has soon taught that a prayer is slow to reverse what a bullet can do in an instant. Thus, a man trained in a religious environment for 18 years of his life can by this instrument of the government be broken down, purged of his fantasies and delusions in the matter of months. Once that conviction is instilled in him, everything else becomes easy to instill. Even more interesting is the process by which a young man's parents who purportedly love him can be induced to send him off to war, to his death. Although the scope of this work will now not only. Although the scope of this work will not only allow this matter to be expanded in full detail, nevertheless, a course overview will be possible and conserve to reveal those factors which must be included in some numerical form in a computer analysis of social and more systems. So it's saying that you have to through, even the parents can be broken down into data sets. They say they love their child, but they're gonna send him to go what? Get into a firefight. Go, go work for the national drug cartel right to to, to fight for something that we don't even understand or believe in. It says we begin with a tentative definition of the draft. The draft selective service is an institution of compulsory collective sacrifice and slavery devised by the middle aged and elderly for the purpose of pressing the young into doing the public dirty work. It further serves to make the youth as guilty as the elders, thus making criticisms of the elders by the youth youth, less likely generational stabilizers. It is marketed and sold to the public under the label of patriotic national service. So the old rich guys send the young poor guys to war. That way the young poor guys become complicit in the actions of these old white dudes, these old bankers, these old men who are making decisions for profitability. They find the very people who could take them down through action, give them a monthly stipend and make them complicit in their acts of war that way. Now, you can't say anything to me young man, 'cause you are the one who pulled the trigger. I just paid you to do it. Once a candid economic definition of the draft is achieved, that definition is used to outline the boundaries of a structure called a human value system, which is in turn translated into the terms of game theory. The value of such a slave laborer is given in a table of human values, a table broken down into ca, categories of intellect, experience, post-service, job demand, post-service, job demand, et cetera. Some of these categories are ordinary and can be tentatively evaluated in terms of the value of certain jobs for which a known fee exists. Some jobs are harder to value because of their, they're unique to the demands of social subversion. For an extreme example, the value of a mother's instruction to her daughter causing that daughter to put certain behavioral demands upon a future husband 10 or 15 years, hence, thus, by suppressing his resistance to a perversion of a government. I. Making it easier for a banking cartel to buy the state of New York in say 20 years. Hmm. Some jobs are harder of the value. Let's reread that. Some jobs are harder of the value because they have have unique demands of social subversion. For an extreme example, the value of a mother's instruction to her daughter. Right. So putting a value on teaching that mother that she should be telling her daughter this. This idea then causing the daughter to put these demands on the husband 10 to 15 years down the road, then suppressing his resistance to the government, making it easier for a banking cartel to buy the state of New York in 20 years. So when it started at the mother, it trickled down to the daughter and she enforced those beliefs on her husband, which made it easier for them to do what they wanted to do 20 years down the road. Right. Makes sense. Such a problem leans heavily upon the observations and data of wartime espionage and many times of psychological testing. But crude mathematic models, algorithms can be devised if not to predict, at least to pre determinate these events and with maximum certainty. What does not exist by natural cooperation is thus enhanced by calculated compulsion. Human beings are machines levers, which may be grasped and turned, and there is little real difference between automating a society and automating a sho
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2 Samuel 24 // Ben BeasleyThe question isn't if we'll fall. It's when. Some can ignore it for a while, but eventually, we come to terms with our own proclivities, areas of brokenness, and destructive behaviors. If we're honest with ourselves, everyone has moments and sometimes seasons when we've intentionally made destructive decisions toward ourselves, toward others, and God. Where do you fall, when you fall? One of the key dynamics throughout the whole Samuel scroll is comparing Saul and David. Fascinating: David and Saul both fall. David is — in many ways — recorded as falling harder and farther…but the difference is that David knows where to fall. When Saul was faced with his sin, he blamed others, and tried to just avoid consequences. When David was faced with his own sin, he owned it. All of it. And he fell into the Lord's hands…because he trusted that God's mercy would get the last word. When we fall on the LORD, his mercy gets the last word. What about you today? Sermon Notes: https://www.bible.com/events/49115211 Prayer Requests: https://ccefc.ccbchurch.com/goto/forms/2509/responses/new23.08.06