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Life on Planet Earth
DOMESTIC VIOLENCE CASES AGAINST MEN far exceeds caseload for woman but this is swept under the carpet by regulators and mass media. Activist, DR. EDWARD BARTLETT, says this must stop

Life on Planet Earth

Play Episode Listen Later Jan 22, 2022 34:10


Dr Edward Bartlett, an expert in the field of public health, is the founder of the Coalition to End Domestic Violence. He is a former academic, consultant, and government regulator. Website: www. endtodv.org According to the Coalition, each year, 4.2 million males, compared to 3.5 million females, experience domestic violence according to the Centers for Disease Control (1). But according to a recent report, Thirty Years of Domestic Violence Half-Truths, Falsehoods, and Lies, many domestic violence groups continue to promote a false narrative of male-as-perpetrator and female-as-victim (2). These falsehoods unfairly stereotype men, deprive abusive women from getting help, and undermine the effectiveness of abuse-reduction programs: The Coalition to End Domestic Violence released the following: 1. Each year, 17.3 million men and 12.7 million women are victims of psychological coercive control tactics, according to the CDC (3). But last year Connecticut Senator Mae Flexner ignored the research and rallied supporters to support a new law to define coercive control as a form of domestic violence. Flexner promoted her bill using the one-sided and misleading claim: “The changes in this bill will be a lifeline to the more than a third of all Connecticut women who will experience some form of intimate partner violence or stalking in their lifetime.” (4) 2. According to the CDC, American Indian men and women experience nearly identical lifetime rates of partner abuse: 81.6% and 84.3%, respectively (5). The federal Violence Against Women Act includes a section on “Safety for Indian Women.” But inexplicably, nothing about “Safety for Indian Men.” 3. Over the past year and a half, Americans have heard dire warnings that COVID stay-at-home policies were causing a dramatic “spike” and “surge” in domestic violence. But according to numerous independent analyses, these claims have no scientific basis. There has been no national increase in partner abuse as a result of COVID lockdown policies, either in the United States or abroad (6). 4. On October 5, the Senate Judiciary Committee held a hearing on the reauthorization of the Violence Against Women Act. The senators sidestepped the problem of female-perpetrated violence. Horrifically, the following week a female NYPD officer discovered her former girlfriend cavorting with another woman. Officer Yvonne Wu opened fire, shooting her ex-lover in the chest and killing the other woman, Jamie Li (7). 5. A domestic violence curriculum known as Athletes as Leaders and Coaching Boys Into Men is being taught to high school athletes around the country. The program features an “Oppression Chart” that makes the unscientific claim that “cisgender” men are “given more power, access, and advantages,” while women are subjected to “oppression.” (8) 6. The Culture of Dishonesty was also evident when it was revealed that the Florida Coalition Against Domestic Violence had compensated former director Tiffany Carr $7.5 million over a three-year period, and failed to provide state officials with accurate financial reports. As a result, the Florida Coalition agreed to repay the State of Florida more than $5 million and was shut down in disgrace (9). Fortunately, a growing number of domestic violence groups are beginning to acknowledge the existence of female abusers and male victims. The National Coalition Against Domestic Violence, for example, offers a three-page fact sheet on Male Victims of Domestic Violence (10). Researcher Murray Straus has noted, “the past 25 years has seen a systematic denial of evidence about perpetration of PV [partner violence] by women. This denial is troublesome for social scientists because it threatens the integrity of science, and for practitioners because it threatens the effectiveness of prevention and treatment efforts.” (11) --- Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/john-aidan-byrne0/support

Mobile Suit Breakdown: the Gundam Anime Podcast

Show Notes They're back! MSB came back! Hurray! This week we're talking about War in the Pocket episode 2: Reflections in a Brown Eye. The research covers Al's home electronics and what they say about him and the story, plus... Chris's pile of dropped books from episode 1? Really? Well, OK. Plus we have a mini celebration for Gundam's 10th anniversary! Frank Kelly Freas - The Art of Science Fiction: The Wikipedia page for Kelly Freas, and his (unfinished) website, A detailed profile of Kelly Freas hosted on PulpArtists.com. His New York Times obituary. A bibliography of his works from the Internet Speculative Fiction Database. His book (the one Chris drops) is: Kelly Freas, Frank Kelly Freas: The Art of Science Fiction. Donning (1977). Some iconic works: Star Trek portraits, the cover from a Bradbury short story, and the cover for Heinlein's "Have Space Suit - Will Travel."  Consumer Electronics, 1988 / UC0080: Books: McCreery, John. Japanese Consumer Behaviour: From Worker Bees to Wary Shoppers. University of Hawai'i Press, 2000. Accessed (excerpts only) here. LaMarre, Thomas. The Anime Ecology: A Genealogy of Television, Animation, and Game Media. University of Minnesota Press, 2018. Alt, Matt. Pure Invention: How Japan's Pop Culture Conquered the World. Crown, 2021. Some statistics: the fertility rate in Japan, 1800-2020, color TV ownership in Japan, 1984, and households in Japan with television, 1988.  Wikipedia pages for light guns generally, and the NES Zapper. Article about Bandai's light gun peripheral. Page about the Dragon's Lair TV series. Pages on the history of the videocamera and the camcorder from Wikipedia, the LegacyBox blog (a home video digitization service), and CCTV Camera World (sales of cameras and other equipment for CCTV, page includes some useful information on the transition to digital).  Storage media! Wikipedia pages for the floppy disk and 8mm video format. Specific camera models: the Handycam series and the Mavica. What does "still video" mean??  Page with names, pictures, and specifications of camera by release-year (this page is for 1988). Several looks similar in shape and overall aesthetic to Al's camcorder. Music The recap music is "pieces of life" by Analog by Nature, licensed under a CC BY attribution license. Mobile Suit Breakdown is written, recorded, and produced within Lenapehoking, the ancestral and unceded homeland of the Lenape, or Delaware, people. Before European settlers forced them to move west, the Lenape lived in New York City, New Jersey, and portions of New York State, Pennsylvania, Delaware, and Connecticut. Lenapehoking is still the homeland of the Lenape diaspora, which includes communities living in Oklahoma, Wisconsin, and Ontario. You can learn more about Lenapehoking, the Lenape people, and ongoing efforts to honor the relationship between the land and indigenous peoples by visiting the websites of the Delaware Tribe and the Manhattan-based Lenape Center. Listeners in the Americas and Oceania can learn more about the indigenous people of your area at https://native-land.ca/. We would like to thank The Lenape Center for guiding us in creating this living land acknowledgment. You can subscribe to Mobile Suit Breakdown for free! on fine Podcast services everywhere and on YouTube, visit our website GundamPodcast.com, follow us on Twitter, Instagram, and Facebook, or email your questions, comments, and complaints to gundampodcast@gmail.com. Mobile Suit Breakdown wouldn't exist without the support of our fans and Patrons! You can join our Patreon to support the podcast and enjoy bonus episodes, extra out-takes, behind-the-scenes photos and video, MSB gear, and much more! The intro music is WASP by Misha Dioxin, and the outro is Long Way Home by Spinning Ratio, both licensed under Creative Commons CC BY 4.0 licenses. The recap music is "pieces of life" by Analog by Nature, licensed under a CC BY attribution license. All music used in the podcast has been edited to fit the text. Mobile Suit Breakdown provides critical commentary and is protected by the Fair Use clause of the United States Copyright law. Gundam content is copyright and/or trademark of Sunrise Inc., Bandai, Sotsu Agency, or its original creator. Mobile Suit Breakdown is in no way affiliated with or endorsed by Sunrise, Bandai, Sotsu, or any of their subsidiaries, employees, or associates and makes no claim to own Gundam or any of the copyrights or trademarks related to it. Copyrighted content used in Mobile Suit Breakdown is used in accordance with the Fair Use clause of the United States Copyright law. Any queries should be directed to gundampodcast@gmail.com

Apartment Investing Journey
AIJ167: From Small Multifamily Investing to Large Commercial Multifamily Syndication - with Charles Carillo

Apartment Investing Journey

Play Episode Listen Later Jan 21, 2022 43:41


Charles Carillo is managing partner of Harborside Partners; a real estate syndication firm and has been actively investing in multifamily real estate since 2006. Charles also hosts the Global Investors Podcast where he interviews professionals about investing in US real estate.Join Our Passive Investor NetworkDownload Our Passive Investor Guide to Multifamily SyndicationsWE DISCUSS:Learning about real estate through his father.His insights on investing in Connecticut.How he managed his properties.His move to Florida.The importance of scaling your business.The focus of their business today.The details of one of his deals.His biggest challenge.What others can learn from his experience.KEY QUOTE:“The more units you do...it minimizes your volatility. So if you have people not paying, you still have some cash flow coming in, you still pay your bills.”CONNECT WITH OUR GUEST:Visit their website at www.ScheduleCharles.comCONNECT WITH US! Visit our Website: https://www.canovocapital.com/podcastConnect with us on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/apartmentinvestingjourney/?modal=admin_todo_tourFollow us on YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCpmNIzpEzxGn5ZuNgjAVV-w/featuredFollow us on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/apartmentinvestingjourney/Listen on Apple Podcasts: https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/apartment-investing-journey/id1464256464LOVE THE SHOW? PLEASE SUBSCRIBE, RATE, REVIEW & SHARE

Seasoned
Chef Rocco DiSpirito and ‘Best Baker in America' Adam Young reflect on early cooking influences and preview the Sun Wine & Food Fest

Seasoned

Play Episode Listen Later Jan 20, 2022 49:00


The Sun Wine & Food Fest, held at Mohegan Sun, is just around the corner. This week on Seasoned, we preview the foodie event with two featured chefs: Rocco DiSpirito and Adam Young of Sift Bake Shop in Mystic. We talk with Rocco about the 20th anniversary of his first cookbook, why cooking for yourself is an act of kindness, and reminisce about his earliest cooking influences. Then, we talk with Adam about his passion for baking, and get tips for making crème brûlée at home. Chef Plum's ingenious hack involves ice cream. This show was produced by Robyn Doyon-Aitken and Catie Talarski. Guests: Rocco DiSpirito – James Beard Award-winning chef, frequent host and guest of several TV cooking shows, and the author of 13 books about cooking and wellness. His latest cookbook is Rocco's Keto Comfort Food Diet. Adam Young – Chef/owner of Sift Bake Shop, Mix and Young Buns Doughnuts in Mystic, Connecticut. Author of Adam Young's Sift Cookbook. Support the show: https://www.wnpr.org/donate See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

An Honorable Profession
Bob Duff Focuses On Keeping Connecticut Efficient

An Honorable Profession

Play Episode Listen Later Jan 20, 2022 35:29


NewDEAL CEO and host Debbie Cox Bultan talks with Connecticut Senate Majority Leader Bob Duff about what goes into being a Majority Leader, how COVID impacted being a part-time legislator, and some of the bills that have resulted in tangible differences for his constituents.

Wall Street Breakfast
Wall Street Breakfast January 20: Tech Stocks Correct

Wall Street Breakfast

Play Episode Listen Later Jan 20, 2022 8:44


Our top stories include: Tech Stocks Correct, The Winter Olympics from Connecticut and Oscar Mayer Gets Into Skincare Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Pelvic PT Rising
Make Change Every Single Session: An Interview with Jen Morgan

Pelvic PT Rising

Play Episode Listen Later Jan 20, 2022 43:30


How do we cultivate clinical humility, involve the patient in their own success and focus on the "One Thing"?  Don't miss this interview with Dr. Jen Morgan of Centrality Wellness!One of the most fascinating parts of this interview was Jen's assertion we should be seeing change with patients 'every single session.'  We probe how she actually makes that happen, even with the most complex patients."The people in front of us are the experts on their body, and I'm there to fill in the gaps and create the bridges...to make senses of all the pieces."We pivot from Jen's clinical philosophy to her business journey.  Jen had started a practice when she lived in Arizona, hit some struggles and decided she never wanted to be in business again when she shut it down and moved.A few years later?  She's built  Centrality Wellness from a side gig into a thriving practice and is now hiring and growing in Connecticut.Jen MorganJen Morgan is the founder of Centrality Wellness.  If you aren't already make sure to follower her on Instagram (@doc_jenmorgan).  And if you're interested in working with a growing cash practice, make sure you reach out with a resume and cover letter!Pelvic PT Business ResourcesIf you'd like to learn more about our resources for cash-based pelvic PTs, make sure to take 5 minutes and fill out our Business Owners Survey.  We'd love to hear about where you are in your business and where you want to go!If you're interested in the Pelvic PT Essentials course, make sure to check it out!Shout Out and Get in Touch!If you're enjoying the podcast, please take a few seconds to take a screenshot and put it up in your Instagram Stories and tag Nicole (@nicolecozeandpt).  Or send us an email at Nicole@PelvicSanity.com with your thoughts, questions or ideas.  We'd love to hear from you!About UsNicole and Jesse Cozean founded PelvicSanity Physical Therapy together in 2016.  It grew quickly into one of the largest cash-based physical therapy practices in the country.  They run Pelvic PT Rising, providing both clinical and business resources exclusively tailored to pelvic PTs.

Evil Men
E29: William Colepaugh: America's Dumbest Spy

Evil Men

Play Episode Listen Later Jan 20, 2022 76:42


William Colepaugh was a lonely Connecticut kid who grew up idolizing all things German. He even had a framed picture of Hitler in his bedroom, which didn't exactly solve his social problems. When America entered WWII, Colepaugh did the unthinkable: he defected to Germany and volunteered to spy for the Nazis. Luckily, he was a bumbling fool who spent more time drinking in Manhattan nightclubs than undermining the Manhattan Project. This week, Chris, James and Michael make fun of the Nazis and totally disrespect the Third Reich. Plus: the intro revisits the Milli Vanilli controversy, sheds light on Nancy and Ronald Reagan's special talents AND bigs up Ricky Gervais' hit sitcom “Afterlife.” Enjoy! Support Evil Men on Patreon for exclusive monthly bonus episodes, including SPECIAL EXCLUSIVE MATERIAL. Follow Evil Men on Twitter and Instagram. And rate and review us wherever possible! Brought to you By: The Sonar Network

That Anthro Podcast
Environmental Impacts of North American Colonization with Elic Weitzel

That Anthro Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Jan 19, 2022 47:48


Welcome to the podcast, Elic Weitzel, a PhD candidate in the Anthropology department at University of Connecticut, who is using an archaeological approach to studying the environmental impacts of colonization on Native American groups and animal populations. Elic has wanted to be an archaeologist since the 6th grade, and was always fascinated by ecology, the environment and history. He grew up in Pennsylvania surrounded by natural beauty, and would hike part of the Appellation trail that was just right by his house. A turning point for his academic trajectory was reading The Hadza by Frank Marlowe (https://www.ucpress.edu/book/9780520253421/the-hadza) which utilizes a behavioral ecological approach in examining this hunter-gatherer society. Elic was so fascinated and impressed by this approach that he adopted behavioral ecology as the theoretical framework of his dissertation. We also discuss how selecting a field school early on in his journey ended up setting his trajectory for where he would conduct his dissertation research. We also chat about the importance of cold emails, and opportunities to volunteer on field projects once you've had some experience under your belt. He details the questions he's asking in his dissertation about the ecological consequences of European colonization particularly in Southern New England. He explains how all sorts of environmental shifts occur as a direct result of colonization, and that prior to colonization Native Americans were managing the environment through controlled burning and other management strategies. Something in his research that surprised him was finding such accurate and detailed accounts from 17th century European colonial documents that described the environment of New England. Follow @thatanthropodcast on Instagram, and @ThatAnthroPod on Twitter for more behind the scenes content. Brought to you in collaboration with the American Anthropological Association check out their podcast library here https://www.americananthro.org/StayInformed/Content.aspx?ItemNumber=1629 Twitter: @ElicWeitzel Piece on the Ecology of the First Thanksgiving: https://www.scientificamerican.com/article/the-ecology-of-the-first-thanksgiving/ Sapiens Podcast: Could the Coronavirus Pandemic Be Good for the Environment? https://www.sapiens.org/archaeology/pandemic-environment/ Popular Archaeology: Farmers and Warriors https://popular-archaeology.com/article/farmers-and-warriors/

Real Crime Profile
Elon Wilson & Banaz Mahmod | "Black and Missing" - Part 4

Real Crime Profile

Play Episode Listen Later Jan 19, 2022 41:48


On today's show, we discuss a different kind of “missing person”, those who are missing from the lives of their families due to police misconduct, and wrongful arrests. Such was the case for Elon Wilson, Natalie's son, a former D.C. firefighter who spent almost two years in prison after a “pretextual” traffic stop, by then Officer Jonathan A. Freitag. Elon was released after it was discovered that Freitag lied about what happened and had a history of racially motivated stops. Laura also talks about a case that came across her desk where law enforcement had many intervention opportunities. Banaz Mahmod, a 20-year-old woman in South London went to police several times.Banaz asked the police for help. She told them she was ‘going to be the victim of an “honor killing”. She even gave them the names of the men who would kill her - orchestrated by her own father and uncle. When Banaz went missing there were already so many red flags that police should have realized the danger she was in. 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All monitored around-the-clock by trained professionals, who send help the instant you need it.· SimpliSafe was even named “best home security system of 2021” by U.S. News and World Report.· You can easily customize a system for your home online in minutes—and even get free custom recommendations. · There are no long-term contracts or commitments. It's a really easy way to start feeling a bit more peace of mind in the New Year.Hurry! Take 20% off your SimpliSafe System AND your first month is free when you sign up for the interactive monitoring service. Visit www.SIMPLISAFE.com/realcrime****************************Support our other shows!CRIME ANALYST PODCAST - You're interested in real crime? Tick You're interested in good storytelling? TickYou want content that's respectful to the victims and honours them TickAnd you want more insight and in-depth analysis about “the who” “the what” “the where” “the when” “the how” and “the why”? TickAnd you want to know how you can prevent it? TickCongratulations! You've found your next podcast!Ride shotgun with me, Laura Richards world renowned and award-winning Criminal Behavioural Analyst, former New Scotland Yard every week as we profile behaviour and identify the red flags to prevent murders in slow motion.Come join me in the intelligence cell as we deconstruct and analyse real cases.www.crime-analyst.comKILLER CASTING PODCAST - This week Lisa sits down with actress and victim advocate Sarah Ann Masse who came forward in 2017 about the sexual assault she says occured when she interviewed for a nanny job with Harvey Weinstein. Sarah tells me what happened that day at his Connecticut home, and in the years afterwards, the anxiety of staying silent. When she finally did go public, she was further victimized by entertainment industry backlash. Sarah has created an advocacy organization to help other victims and silence breakers from industry retaliation. 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The Doctor's Farmacy with Mark Hyman, M.D.
How To Reverse Your Biological Age with Dr. Kara Fitzgerald

The Doctor's Farmacy with Mark Hyman, M.D.

Play Episode Listen Later Jan 19, 2022 78:27


This episode is brought to you by Rupa Health, BiOptimizers, and Thrive Market.What if I told you it was possible to reverse your age by three years, in just eight weeks? Well, it is, and today you can learn how. Perhaps the greatest part of this exciting news is that the changes we can make to reverse biological aging are pretty simple and very accessible. The amazing doctor behind this groundbreaking research is my good friend, colleague, and long-time collaborator Dr. Kara Fitzgerald. Dr. Fitzgerald is on the faculty of the Institute for Functional Medicine, is an IFM Certified Practitioner, and lectures globally on Functional Medicine. She runs a Functional Medicine Clinic Immersion program for professionals and hosts a podcast series, New Frontiers in Functional Medicine, and an active blog on her website. Her clinical practice is in Sandy Hook, Connecticut. With the Helfgott Research Institute, Dr. Fitzgerald is actively engaged in clinical research on the DNA methylome using a diet and lifestyle intervention developed in her practice. The first publication from the study focuses on the reversal of biological aging and was published this past April in the journal Aging. Her new book, Younger You, as well as her 3 Years Younger Program, have just been released. This episode is brought to you by Rupa Health, BiOptimizers, and Thrive Market.Rupa Health is a place for Functional Medicine practitioners to access more than 2,000 specialty lab tests from over 20 labs. You can check out a free live demo with a Q&A or create an account here. Bioptimizers Magnesium Breakthrough formula contains 7 different forms which all have different functions in the body. For 10% off, use code HYMAN10 at checkout here. Join Thrive Market today to receive an extra 40% off your first order and a free gift here.Here are more of the details from our interview (audio version / Apple Subscriber version): Reversing your biological age through epigenetics (6:36 / 3:08) Initial scientific studies that have shown biological age reversal (9:22 / 5:25) Dr. Fitzgerald's 8-week age reversal study design (11:14 / 7:46) Seminal research around influencing and regulating gene expression through nutritional interventions (25:41 / 20:39) Using food as medicine (30:35 / 27:19) How exercise, sleep, and meditation were factored into Dr. Fitzgerald's study (40:40 / 35:16)Primary findings from Dr. Fitzgerald's research (47:12 / 41:57) Practical ways to reverse your biological age (1:01:43 / 56:32) Influencing gene expression before conception and during pregnancy and infancy (1:04:29 / 59:48) Aging without declining in health (1:08:06 / 1:04:25) Get a copy of Dr. Fitzgerald's book Younger You: Reverse Your Bio Age―and Live Longer here. Learn more about Dr. Kara Fitzgerald at www.drkarafitzgerald.com and take her Biological Age Self-Assessment here. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

Down to Birth
#144 | Restrengthening from Within through Yoga with Deb Flashenberg of The Prenatal Yoga Center

Down to Birth

Play Episode Listen Later Jan 19, 2022 33:54


How is yoga like birth? They both ask us to get uncomfortable and sit with that discomfort. How long can we sit with it? Where does our mind go when we get uncomfortable? How quickly do we reach for distraction? Yoga prepares us for birth not only physically but also by integrating the mind/body connection and strengthening our intuition and our physical body. Today, Deb Flashenberg of the Prenatal Yoga Center in NYC speaks with us about how to get safely uncomfortable and learn to use your body, breath and mind to get to the to other side, whether on your yoga mat or at your birth.  We also discuss postpartum recovery, and the importance of recovering physically from inside to outside, such as when it comes to diastasis recti and posture.  * * * * * * * * * *Connect with us on Instagram @DownToBirthShow, where we post new information daily related to pregnancy, childbirth and postpartum. You can reach us at Contact@DownToBirthShow.com. We are always happy to hear from our listeners and appreciate questions for our monthly Q&A episodes. To submit a question, visit the Down To Birth website or send us a voice memo through Instagram messenger.This show is sponsored by:Silverette USA*Beautiful Births and Beyond*Postpartum Soothe**Use promo code DOWNTOBIRTHConnect with Cynthia and Trisha at:Instagram: @downtobirthshow on InstagramEmail: Contact@DownToBirthShow.comCall: (802) 438-3696 (802-GET-DOWN)Work with Cynthia:Email: Cynthia@HypnoBirthingCT.com Text: 203-952-7299 to RSVP to attend a free information session live on Zoom. Upcoming dates are posted at HypnoBirthingCT.com. You can also sign up for our Fourth Trimester Workshop,  Breastfeeding Workshop or Cynthia's HypnoBirthing classes and weekly postpartum support groups at HypnoBirthing of Connecticut. Work with Trisha at:Email: Trisha.Ludwig@gmail.com for online breastfeeding consulting services or text 734-649-6294 for more info.Remember - we're in CT but you can be anywhere. We serve women and couples coast to coast with our live, online monthly HypnoBirthing classes, support groups and prenatal/postpartum workshops. We are so grateful for your reviews and shares - we love what we do and thank you all for your support! Please remember we don't provide medical advice, and to speak with your licensed medical provider related to all your healthcare matters. Thanks so much for joining in the conversation, and see you next week!Support the show (https://www.paypal.com/paypalme/cynthiaovergard)

The Stacks
Ep. 199 A Tapestry of Microaggressions with Kendra James

The Stacks

Play Episode Listen Later Jan 19, 2022 65:45


Today we're joined by Kendra James; writer, podcast producer, and editor, to discuss her debut book, Admissions: A Memoir of Surviving Boarding School. We talk about Kendra's experiences as the first African American legacy student at the Taft School in Connecticut, the ways she came to terms with the racism she experienced, and who she is writing for. We also talk pettiness, writing in the bathroom, and figure skating.You can find links to everything we discuss on today's show on The Stacks' Website: https://thestackspodcast.com/2022/01/19/ep-199-kendra-jamesThe Stacks Book Club selection for December is Passing by Nella Larsen, we will discuss the book on January 26th with Cree Myles.Connect with Kendra: Twitter | InstagramConnect with The Stacks: Instagram | Twitter | Shop | Patreon | Goodreads | SubscribeSUPPORT THE STACKSJoin The Stacks Pack on PatreonAthletic Greens - visit atheleticgreens.com/thestacks to get a free one-year supply of vitamin D and five free travel packs with your first purchase.Vegamour - go to vegamour.com/thestacks and use the code THESTACKS to get 20% off your first order.Native - head to nativedeo.com/thestacks and use code THESTACKS to get 20% off your first order.Purchasing books through Bookshop.org or Amazon earns The Stacks a small commission. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

Daily News Brief
Daily News Brief for Wednesday, January 19th, 2022

Daily News Brief

Play Episode Listen Later Jan 19, 2022 18:07


Daily News Brief for Wednesday January 19th, 2022 If you want to see more of this sort of thing, please consider joining the Fight Laugh Feast Club. For less than a few coffees a month, you can help us build a rowdy Christian media response to liberal legacy media, big tech, and build a Christian megaphone for the truth. Got to flfnetwork.com and click on “join the club.” ‘No Authority To Do It': Wisconsin Judge Bans Ballot Drop Boxes, Ballot Harvesting https://www.dailywire.com/news/no-authority-to-do-it-wisconsin-judge-bans-ballot-drop-boxes-outlaws-ballot-harvesting According to the Daily Wire: “A Waukesha County judge ruled Thursday that ballot drop boxes cannot be used in the state of Wisconsin, asserting that the Wisconsin Elections Commission has “no authority” to permit the drop boxes. “It's all good and nice, but there's no authority to do it,” said Waukesha County Circuit Court Judge Michael Bohren. Judge Bohren made the determination in response to a lawsuit filed by voters represented by the conservative Wisconsin Institute for Law and Liberty (WILL), The Federalist explained Monday. Some 500 drop boxes were set up across the state, collecting tens of thousands of absentee ballots in the 2020 general election. Judge Bohren said a finalized injunction was forthcoming “ordering the state Elections Commission to withdraw long-standing advice to municipal clerks around the state that says they can use absentee ballot drop boxes,” according to the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel. The ruling is expected to be appealed.” Our political leaders used the concept of the pandemic to get all sorts of illegal things to pass. In the name of your health, you need ballot drop boxes. In the name of protecting you from dying, you need mail-in ballots. In the name of your health, you need stimulus money. As Christians, we must resolve to never be driven by a spirit of fear, because if you allow for that, than the government will take advantage of that and infringe as far as they can on you rights as you allow them to. Justice delayed is justice denied: Jack Phillips has ‘now been in courts defending his freedom nearly a decade.' https://thefederalist.com/2022/01/17/lgbt-activists-have-been-using-courts-to-harass-this-christian-baker-for-ten-years/ This is an important article written by Joy Pullman over at the Federalist. “Jack Phillips is an American. His nation's supreme law claims to protect his inalienable rights to free speech and to freely practice his faith. Yet for ten years, these same rights have been effectively suspended by a state legislature and multiple courts, despite a 2018 win in the U.S. Supreme Court. Phillips, who lives in the Denver, Colorado suburb of Lakewood, was first prosecuted for faithful Christianity in 2012. He was hauled into Colorado's non-judicial Civil Rights Commission, then later into real courts, for offering to sell a gay couple anything in his bakery, Masterpiece Cakeshop, except a custom cake celebrating homosexual acts. He's still in court now. His ten-year battle, Phillips said in a Jan. 14 phone interview, “had profound effects on me and my faith. My faith is much stronger now, my family is much closer. First coming out, there were death threats and things, hateful phone calls and emails. There was a time when my wife was afraid to come to the shop because you didn't know what you would expect.” In 2018, the U.S. Supreme Court found Phillips was essentially the victim of government entities prejudiced against Christians and other traditional religions, noting the personal hostility expressed against him by commission members. “Colorado officials compared Jack's plea for religious freedom to some of the worst things in American history, such as the Holocaust and slavery,” noted Phillips's current lawyer, Jacob Warner, in a phone interview. Warner works for the Alliance Defending Freedom, which has defended Phillips pro bono in court. “The Supreme Court didn't need to reach the free speech issue because of that animosity and that left the door open for other litigation.” Immediately after the Supreme Court decision in Phillips's first case, LGBT activists hauled Phillips back into court, not once but twice more, again with clear personal animus. In the current case, a lawyer named Autumn Scardina claims the right to force Phillips to draw a picture of Satan smoking marijuana and to bake a cake celebrating transgender mutilation. Not being able to force others into expressing things they don't believe, Scardina claims, constitutes discrimination against LGBT people. According to court documents, Scardina has sought for many years to harm Phillips due to his religious beliefs and public stand on their behalf. During trial, for example, Scardina said the goal of this suit was to “correct” the “errors of [Phillips's] thinking.”” While there is a lot to point out here, it is important to note that liars are hateful people, and with hate comes violence. The LGBT+-= community, along with this activist lawyer, want blood and will not stop, even after the Supreme Court dropped the original case again Jack because of “personal hostility expressed against him by commission members”. But here is the other thing to note here. We really need Christians to become judges. In my local case, having a righteous judge makes all the difference. I did a little research in Idaho, and found out that our judicial system leans left. In Idaho! If we are going to have a healthy state in the next 40 years, than we need to have righteous judges who genuinely fear God. Like I said, Joy wrote a good piece, so follow the links in the notes to get to her article. Classical Conversations DNB: Classical Conversations supports homeschooling parents by cultivating the love of learning through a Christian worldview in fellowship with other families. We provide a classical Christ-centered curriculum, local like-minded communities across the United States and in several countries, and we train parents who are striving to be great classical educators in the home. For more information and to get connected, please visit our website at ClassicalConversations.com. Classical. Christian. Get Connected. Get Community. https://www.classicalconversations.com/ They are hiring too: https://cchomeoffice.com/jobs-2/ How billions in pandemic relief funds went to everything but pandemic relief https://justthenews.com/politics-policy/coronavirus/covid-con-part-2-how-billions-pandemic-relief-funds-went-everything Just in the News is doing a multi-part series on where the pandemic money has actually been sent. The Republicans and Democrats passed about $5 trillion in stimulus money in less than one year. So, since we are in the middle of a “pandemic”, you would think all that money went to all the devastating losses from COVID, medical needs to combat the pandemic, and developing the 25th booster shot. Ah but never waste a crisis, as Rahm Emanuel would say. I pulled out the highlights, if I can call it that: -about $86 billion to save private unions' multiemployer retirement funds -$192 million and $419 million in emergency U.S. taxpayer funding to at least 125 Chinese firms with links to the Chinese Communist Party -Kentucky is devoting $250 million to water and sewer infrastructure projects across the state -Colorado plans to put $550 million of its federal funds toward affordable housing and home ownership efforts and another $380 million for transportation, infrastructure, parks, and agriculture -New Jersey only allocated only 27% of its federal pandemic relief for public health -Millions were used for COVID-19 bonuses, teacher pay raises, and even to cover payroll. For example, Detroit Public Schools using $60 million of its pandemic relief funds to give out bonuses and Connecticut spending $21.1 million on "personal services-salaries" and $2.6 million on employee benefits. -Washington state is using $340 million of its pandemic relief to provide one-time cash grants of $1,000 for illegal immigrants, according to the state's Recovery Plan Performance Report -Colorado put $1 billion toward fortifying the state budget and maintaining fiscal integrity -San Jose also devoted $3.7 million to an "Environmental Resilience Corp,"...and Another $1.4 million is going to clean up parks I dug a little bit in my town, and know that at least three of my local city council raked in hundreds of thousands of dollars. This data is public and you can research who got what in your town. https://www.covidmoneytracker.org/ is a helpful example for this. California weighing proposal that could double its taxes https://www.foxbusiness.com/economy/california-proposal-double-taxes According to Fox: “California lawmakers unveiled a new bill at the beginning of the year that would establish a single-payer health care system – an ambitious plan that would be funded by nearly doubling the state's already-high taxes. A new analysis from the Tax Foundation, a non-partisan group that generally advocates for lower taxes, found that the proposed constitutional amendment would increase taxes by roughly $12,250 per household in order to fund the first-of-its-kind health care system. In all, the tax increases are designed to raise an additional $163 billion per year, which is more than California raised in total tax revenue any year before the pandemic. California would also expand the payroll tax paid by employees who earn more than $49,990 in annual income if they work for a company that has more than 50 workers. Walczak noted the plan could deter small businesses from expanding by inadvertently creating a tax cliff. For instance, if a company that had 49 workers earning $80,000 each hired one additional employee, they would suddenly create a tax bill of more than $90,000. The taxes would fund government-run health care for all Californians, which supporters say would offset the costs of higher taxes and would save money in the long run.” One of the best things imbedded in our state structure, is that if your state is going commie on you, you can pick up and move to a freer state. Listen to U-Haul Vice President Stuart Shoen has to say about this: Roll Clip I just hope all these people who are fleeing California have learned their lesson. Closing This is Gabriel Rench with Crosspolitic News. Support Rowdy Christian media by joining our club at fightlaughfeast.com, downloading our App, and head to our annual Fight Laugh Feast Events. With your partnership, together we will fight outdated and compromised media, engage news and politics with the gospel, and replace lies and darkness with truth and light. Go to fightlaughfeast.com to take all these actions. Have a great day. Lord bless

Creature of Habit
There's (actually) a Crackhead in my Attic - Sam Hunter

Creature of Habit

Play Episode Listen Later Jan 18, 2022 75:40


Sam Hunter is a standup comedian from Connecticut. He currently lives in Austin Texas. Over the last few months, he was one half of the Kill Tony weight loss challenge. IG: https://www.instagram.com/bigsamhunter/ In this podcast we talk about: The crack head that lived in Sam's attic The Kill Tony weight loss challenge The Austin bar scene

Midnight Train Podcast
The Shocking History of Execution.

Midnight Train Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Jan 18, 2022 122:40


Tonight we are going to tell you a tale. A superb tale. A tale as old as time that takes us from the beginnings of civilization until today. This tale will thrill you and chill you. It may elicit feelings of dread and sadness. It may make you angry.  At times it may make you uneasily laugh like the friend at school that was kicked in the balls but couldn't show his weakness. It's a subject that people continually argue about and debate with savage ferocity. Tonight we are talking about executions! We'll talk about the methods and the reasons behind executions throughout the years. Then we'll talk about some famous executions, as well as some of the more fucked up ones. And by fucked up, we mean botched. Bad stuff. This episode isn't meant to be a debate for or against executions but merely to discuss them and the crazy shit surrounding them. So with all that being said, Let's rock and roll!           Capital punishment has been practiced in the history of virtually all known societies and places. The first established death penalty laws date as far back as the Eighteenth Century B.C. in the Code of King Hammurabi of Babylon, which codified the death penalty for 25 different crimes.  The Code of Hammurabi was one of the earliest and most complete written legal codes and was proclaimed by the Babylonian king Hammurabi, who reigned from 1792 to 1750 B.C. Hammurabi expanded the city-state of Babylon along the Euphrates River to unite all of southern Mesopotamia. The Hammurabi code of laws, a collection of 282 rules, established standards for commercial interactions and set fines and punishments to meet the requirements of justice. Hammurabi's Code was carved onto a massive, finger-shaped black stone stele (pillar) that was looted by invaders and finally rediscovered in 1901. The text, compiled at the end of Hammurabi's reign, is less a proclamation of principles than a collection of legal precedents, set between prose celebrating Hammurabi's just and pious rule. Hammurabi's Code provides some of the earliest examples of the doctrine of “lex talionis,” or the laws of retribution, sometimes better known as “an eye for an eye the greatest soulfly song ever!   The Code of Hammurabi includes many harsh punishments, sometimes demanding the removal of the guilty party's tongue, hands, breasts, eye, or ear. But the code is also one of the earliest examples of an accused person being considered innocent until proven guilty. The 282 laws are all written in an “if-then form.” For example, if a man steals an ox, he must pay back 30 times its value. The laws range from family law to professional contracts and administrative law, often outlining different standards of justice for the three classes of Babylonian society—the propertied class, freedmen, and slaves.   A doctor's fee for curing a severe wound would be ten silver shekels for a gentleman, five shekels for a freedman, and two shekels for a slave. So, it was less expensive when you were a lower-class citizen. Penalties for malpractice followed the same scheme: a doctor who killed a wealthy patient would have his hands cut off, while only financial restitution was required if the victim was a slave. Crazy!   Some examples of the death penalty laws at this time are as follows:         If a man accuses another man and charges him with homicide but cannot bring proof against him, his accuser shall be killed. Holy shit.         If a man breaks into a house, they shall kill him and hang him in front of that same house.          The death penalty was also part of the Hittite Code in the 14th century B.C., but only partially. The most severe offenses typically were punished through enslavement, although crimes of a sexual nature often were punishable by death. The Hittite laws, also known as the Code of the Nesilim, constitute an ancient legal code dating from c. 1650 – 1500 BCE. The Hittite laws were kept in use for roughly 500 years, and many copies show that other than changes in grammar, what might be called the 'original edition' with its apparent disorder, was copied slavishly; no attempt was made to 'tidy up' by placing even apparent afterthoughts in a more appropriate position.    The Draconian constitution, or Draco's code, was a written law code enforced by Draco near the end of the 7th century BC; its composition started around 621BC. It was written in response to the unjust interpretation and modification of oral law by Athenian aristocrats. Aristotle, the chief source for knowledge of Draco, claims that he was the first to write Athenian laws and that Draco established a constitution enfranchising hoplites, the lower class soldiers. The Draconian laws were most noteworthy for their harshness; they were written in blood rather than ink. Death was prescribed for almost all criminal offenses. Solon, who was the magistrate in 594 BCE, later repealed Draco's code and published new laws, retaining only Draco's homicide statutes.   In the 5th century B.C., the Roman Law of the Twelve Tables also contained the death penalty. Death sentences were carried out by such means as beheading, boiling in oil, burying alive, burning, crucifixion, disembowelment, drowning, flaying alive, hanging, impalement, stoning, strangling, being thrown to wild animals, and quartering. We'll talk more about that later. The earliest attempt by the Romans to create a code of law was the Laws of the Twelve Tables. A commission of ten men (Decemviri) was appointed (c. 455 B.C.) to draw up a code of law binding on patrician and plebeian and which consuls would have to enforce. The commission produced enough statutes to fill ten bronze tablets.    Mosaic Law codified many capital crimes. There is evidence that Jews used many different techniques, including stoning, hanging, beheading, crucifixion (copied from the Romans), throwing the criminal from a rock, and sawing asunder. The most infamous execution of history occurred approximately 29 AD with the crucifixion of that one guy, Jesus Christ, outside Jerusalem. About 300 years later, Emperor Constantine, after converting to Christianity, abolished crucifixion and other cruel death penalties in the Roman Empire. In 438, the Code of Theodosius made more than 80 crimes punishable by death.    Britain influenced the colonies more than any other country and has a long history of punishment by death. About 450 BC, the death penalty was often enforced by throwing the condemned into a quagmire, which is not only the character from Family Guy, and another word for dilemma but in this case is a soft boggy area of land. By the 10th Century, hanging from the gallows was the most frequent execution method. William the Conqueror opposed taking life except in war and ordered no person to be hanged or executed for any offense. Nice guy, right? However, he allowed criminals to be mutilated for their crimes.    During the middle ages, capital punishment was accompanied by torture. Most barons had a drowning pit as well as gallows, and they were used for major as well as minor crimes. For example, in 1279, two hundred and eighty-nine Jews were hanged for clipping coins. What the fuck is that you may be wondering. Well, Clipping was taking a small amount of metal off the edge of hand-struck coins. Over time, the precious metal clippings could be saved up and melted into bullion (a lump of precious metal) to be sold or used to make new coins. Under Edward I, two gatekeepers were killed because the city gate had not been closed in time to prevent the escape of an accused murderer. Burning was the punishment for women's high treason, and men were hanged, drawn, and quartered. Beheading was generally accepted for the upper classes. One could be burned to death for marrying a Jew. Pressing became the penalty for those who would not confess to their crimes—the executioner placed heavy weights on the victim's chest until death. On the first day, he gave the victim a small quantity of bread, on the second day a small drink of bad water, and so on until he confessed or died. Under the reign of Henry VIII, the number of those put to death is estimated as high as 72,000. Boiling to death was another penalty approved in 1531, and there are records to show some people cooked for up to two hours before death took them. When a woman was burned, the executioner tied a rope around her neck when she was connected to the stake. When the flames reached her, she could be strangled from outside the ring of fire. However, this often failed, and many were burnt alive.   In Britain, the number of capital offenses continually increased until the 1700's when two hundred and twenty-two crimes were punishable by death. These included stealing from a house for forty shillings, stealing from a shop the value of five shillings, robbing a rabbit warren, cutting down a tree, and counterfeiting tax stamps. However, juries tended not to convict when the penalty was significant, and the crime was not. Reforms began to take place. In 1823, five laws were passed, removing about a hundred crimes from the death penalty. Between 1832 and 1837, many capital offenses were swept away. In 1840, there was a failed attempt to abolish all capital punishment. Through the nineteenth and twentieth centuries, more and more capital punishments were abolished, not only in Britain but also all across Europe; until today, only a few European countries retain the death penalty.   The first recorded execution in the English American colonies was in 1608 when officials executed George Kendall of Virginia for supposedly plotting to betray the British to the Spanish. In 1612, Virginia's governor, Sir Thomas Dale, implemented the Divine, Moral, and Martial Laws that made death the penalty for even minor offenses such as stealing grapes, killing chickens, killing dogs or horses without permission, or trading with Indians. Seven years later, these laws were softened because Virginia feared that no one would settle there. Well, no shit.   In 1622, the first legal execution of a criminal, Daniel Frank, occurred in, of course, Virginia for the crime of theft. Some colonies were very strict in using the death penalty, while others were less so. In Massachusetts Bay Colony, the first execution was in 1630, but the earliest capital statutes did not occur until later. Under the Capital Laws of New England that went into effect between 1636-1647, the death penalty was set forth for pre-meditated murder, sodomy, witchcraft, adultery, idolatry, blasphemy, assault in anger, rape, statutory rape, manstealing, perjury in a capital trial, rebellion, manslaughter, poisoning, and bestiality. A scripture from the Old Testament accompanied early laws. By 1780, the Commonwealth of Massachusetts only recognized seven capital crimes: murder, sodomy, burglary, buggery, arson, rape, and treason. And for those wondering, The Buggery Act of 1533, formally An Act for the punishment of the vice of Buggerie, was an Act of the Parliament of England that was passed during the reign of Henry VIII. It was the country's first civil sodomy law.   The Act defined buggery as an unnatural sexual act against the will of God and Man. This term was later determined by the courts to include only anal penetration and bestiality.   The New York colony instituted the so-called Duke's Laws of 1665. This list of laws directed the death penalty for denial of the true God, pre-meditated murder, killing someone who had no weapon of defense, killing by lying in wait or by poisoning, sodomy, buggery, kidnapping, perjury in a capital trial, traitorous denial of the king's rights or raising arms to resist his authority, conspiracy to invade towns or forts in the colony and striking one's mother or father (upon complaint of both). The two colonies that were more lenient concerning capital punishment were South Jersey and Pennsylvania. In South Jersey, there was no death penalty for any crime, and there were only two crimes, murder, and treason, punishable by death. Way to go, Jersey Raccoons!   Some states were more severe. For example, by 1837, North Carolina required death for the crimes of murder, rape, statutory rape, slave-stealing, stealing banknotes, highway robbery, burglary, arson, castration, buggery, sodomy, bestiality, dueling where death occurs, (and this insidious shit), hiding a slave with intent to free him, taking a free Negro out of state to sell him, bigamy, inciting slaves to rebel, circulating seditious literature among slaves, accessory to murder, robbery, burglary, arson, or mayhem and others. However, North Carolina did not have a state prison and, many said, no suitable alternative to capital punishment. So, instead of building a fucking prison to hold criminals, they just made the penalty for less severe crimes punishable by death. What the shit, North Carolina?!?   The first reforms of the death penalty occurred between 1776-1800. Thomas Jefferson and four others, authorized to undertake a complete revision of Virginia's laws, proposed a law that recommended the death penalty for only treason and murder. After a stormy debate, the legislature defeated the bill by one vote. The writing of European theorists such as Montesquieu, Voltaire, and Bentham had a significant effect on American intellectuals, as did English Quaker prison reformers John Bellers and John Howard.   Organizations were formed in different colonies for the abolition of the death penalty and to relieve poor prison conditions. Dr. Benjamin Rush, a renowned Philadelphia citizen, proposed abolishing capital punishment. William Bradford, Attorney General of Pennsylvania, was ordered to investigate capital punishment. In 1793 he published “An Enquiry How Far the Punishment of Death is Necessary” in Pennsylvania. Bradford strongly insisted that the death penalty be retained but admitted it was useless in preventing certain crimes. He said the death penalty made convictions harder to obtain because in Pennsylvania, and indeed in all states, the death penalty was mandatory. Juries would often not return a guilty verdict because of this fact, which makes sense. In response, in 1794, the Pennsylvania legislature abolished capital punishment for all crimes except murder “in the first degree,” the first time murder had been broken down into “degrees.” In New York, in 1796, the legislature authorized construction of the state's first prison, abolished whipping, and reduced the number of capital offenses from thirteen to two. Virginia and Kentucky passed similar reform bills. Four more states reduced their capital crimes: Vermont in 1797 to three; Maryland in 1810, to four; New Hampshire in 1812, to two and Ohio in 1815 to two. Each of these states built state penitentiaries. A few states went in the opposite direction. Rhode Island restored the death penalty for rape and arson; Massachusetts, New Jersey, and Connecticut raised death crimes from six to ten, including sodomy, maiming, robbery, and forgery. Many southern states made more crimes capital, especially for slaves. Assholes.   The first profound reform era occurred between 1833-1853. Public executions were attacked as cruel. Sometimes tens of thousands of eager viewers would show up to view hangings; local merchants would sell souvenirs and alcohol. Which, I'm not sure if I hate or absolutely love. Fighting and pushing would often break out as people jockeyed for the best view of the hanging or the corpse! Onlookers often cursed the widow or the victim and would try to tear down the scaffold or the rope for keepsakes. Violence and drunkenness often ruled towns far into the night after “justice had been served.” People are fucking weird, dude. Many states enacted laws providing private hangings. Rhode Island (1833), Pennsylvania (1834), New York (1835), Massachusetts (1835), and New Jersey (1835) all abolished public hangings. By 1849, fifteen states were holding private hangings. This move was opposed by many death penalty abolitionists who thought public executions would eventually cause people to cry out against execution itself. For example, in 1835, Maine enacted what was in effect a moratorium on capital punishment after over ten thousand people who watched a hanging had to be restrained by police after they became unruly and began fighting. All felons sentenced to death would have to remain in prison at hard labor and could not be executed until one year had elapsed and then only on the governor's order. No governor ordered an execution under the “Maine Law” for twenty-seven years. Though many states argued the merits of the death penalty, no state went as far as Maine. The most influential reformers were the clergy, of course. Ironically, the small but influential group that opposed the abolitionists was the clergy.    Ok, let's talk about electrocution. Want to know how the electric chair came to be? Well, Electrocution as a method of execution came onto the scene in an implausible manner. Edison Company, with its DC (direct current) electrical systems, began attacking Westinghouse Company and its AC (alternating current) electrical systems as they were pressing for nationwide electrification with alternating current. To show how dangerous AC could be, Edison Company began public demonstrations by electrocuting animals. People reasoned that if electricity could kill animals, it could kill people. In 1888, New York approved the dismantling of its gallows and the building of the nation's first electric chair. It held its first victim, William Kemmler, in 1890, and even though the first electrocution was clumsy at best, other states soon followed the lead.   Between 1917 and 1955, the death penalty abolition movement again slowed. Washington, Arizona, and Oregon in 1919-20 reinstated the death penalty. In 1924, the first execution by cyanide gas took place in Nevada, when Tong war gang murderer Gee Jon became its first victim. Get this shit. The frigging state wanted to secretly pump cyanide gas into Jon's cell at night while he was asleep as a more humanitarian way of carrying out the penalty. Still, technical difficulties prohibited this, and a special “gas chamber” was hastily built. Other concerns developed when less “civilized” methods of execution failed. In 1930, Mrs. Eva Dugan became the first female to be executed by Arizona. The execution was botched when the hangman misjudged the drop, and Mrs. Dugan's head was ripped from her body. More states converted to electric chairs and gas chambers. During this time, abolitionist organizations sprang up all across the country, but they had little effect. Several stormy protests were held against the execution of certain convicted felons, like Julius and Ethel Rosenberg, who were convicted of spying on behalf of the Soviet Union. The couple was convicted of providing top-secret information about radar, sonar, jet propulsion engines, and valuable nuclear weapon designs. At that time, the United States was supposedly the only country with nuclear weapons. Convicted of espionage in 1951, they were executed by the United States federal government in 1953 in the Sing Sing correctional facility in Ossining, New York, becoming the first American civilians to be executed for such charges and the first to receive that penalty during peacetime. However, these protests held little opposition against the death penalty itself. In fact, during the anti-Communist period, with all its fears and hysteria, Texas Governor Allan Shivers seriously suggested that capital punishment be the penalty for membership in the Communist Party.   The movement against capital punishment revived again between 1955 and 1972.   England and Canada completed exhaustive studies which were largely critical of the death penalty, and these were widely circulated in the U.S.  Death row criminals gave their moving accounts of capital punishment in books and films. Convicted robber, kidnapper, and rapist Caryl Chessman, published “Cell 2455 Death Row” and “Trial by Ordeal.” Barbara Graham's story was utilized in the book and movie “I Want to Live!” after her execution. She was executed in the gas chamber at San Quentin Prison on the same day as two convicted accomplices, Jack Santo and Emmett Perkins. All of them were involved in a robbery that led to the murder of an elderly widow.  Television shows were broadcast on the death penalty. Hawaii and Alaska ended capital punishment in 1957, and Delaware did so the following year. Controversy over the death penalty gripped the nation, forcing politicians to take sides. Delaware restored the death penalty in 1961. Michigan abolished capital punishment for treason in 1963. Voters in 1964 abolished the death penalty in Oregon. In 1965 Iowa, New York, West Virginia, and Vermont ended the death penalty. New Mexico abolished the death penalty in 1969.   The controversy over the death penalty continues today. There is a strong movement against lawlessness propelled by citizens' fears of security. Politicians at the national and state levels are taking the floor of legislatures and calling for more frequent death penalties, death penalties for more crimes, and longer prison sentences. Those opposing these moves counter by arguing that harsher sentences do not slow crime and that crime is slightly or the same as in the past. FBI statistics show murders are now up. (For example, 9.3 persons per 100,000 were murdered in 1973, and 9.4 persons per 100,000 were murdered in 1992, and as of today, it's upwards of 14.4 people per 100,000. This upswing might be because of more advanced crime technology, as well as more prominent news and media.   Capital punishment has been completely abolished in all European countries except for Belarus and Russia, which has a moratorium and has not conducted an execution since September 1996. The complete ban on capital punishment is enshrined in the Charter of Fundamental Rights of the European Union (EU). Two widely adopted protocols of the European Convention on Human Rights of the Council of Europe are thus considered a central value. Of all modern European countries, San Marino, Portugal, and the Netherlands were the first to abolish capital punishment, whereas only Belarus still practices capital punishment in some form or another. In 2012, Latvia became the last EU member state to abolish capital punishment in wartime.   Ok, so now let's switch gears from the history of capital punishment and executions in general and get into what we know you beautiful bastards come here for. Let's talk about some methods used throughout the years, and then we'll talk about some famous executions and some fucked and messed up ones.   Methods:   We've discussed a few of these before, but some are so fucked up we're going to discuss them again.   Boiling To Death:   A slow and agonizing punishment, this method traditionally saw the victim gradually lowered — feet-first — into boiling oil, water, or wax (although uses of boiling wine and molten lead have also been recorded).   If the shock of the pain did not render them immediately unconscious, the person would experience the excruciating sensation of their outer layers of skin, utterly destroyed by immersion burns, dissolving right off their body, followed by the complete breakdown of the fatty tissue, boiling away beneath.   Emperor Nero is said to have dispatched thousands of Christians in this manner. At the same time, in the Middle Ages, the primary recipients of the punishment were not killers or rapists but coin forgers, particularly in Germany and the Holy Roman Empire. In Britain, meanwhile, King Henry VIII introduced the practice for executing those who used poison to commit murder.   Shockingly, the practice is believed to have been carried out as recently as 2002, when the government of Uzbekistan, led by Islam Karimov, was alleged to have tortured several suspected terrorists to death by boiling.   The Blood Eagle:   A technique ascribed to ancient Norse warriors, the blood eagle, mixed brutality and poetic imagery that only the Vikings could. First, the victim's back would be hacked open, and the skin ripped apart, exposing the spinal column.   The ribs would then be snapped from the spine and forcibly bent backward until they faced outwards from the body, forming a pair of bloody, shattered eagle's wings. As a horrifying finale, the lungs would then be pulled from the body cavity and coated with stinging salt, causing eventual death by suffocation.   There is some question whether this technique was ever actually used as the only accounts come from Norse literature. Odin did this shit, you know it.   Several scholars claim that the act we know of today is simply a result of poor translating and misunderstands the strong association of the eagle with blood and death in Norse imagery. That said, every account is consistent in that in each case, the victim is a nobleman being punished for murdering his father.   The good news for any poor soul who might have suffered this brutal death? The agony and blood loss from the initial wounds would probably have caused them to pass out long before the lungs were removed from their bodies.    Impalement:   Most famously used by Vlad the Impaler, 15th-century ruler of Wallachia (in present-day Romania) and inspiration for Count Dracula, the act of impalement has a long, grim history. While images tend to depict people skewered through the midsection and then held aloft — in a manner that would almost certainly bring about a rapid death — the actual process was a much longer, horrifically drawn-out ordeal.   Traditionally, the stake would be partially sharpened and planted, point up, in the ground. The victim would then be placed over the spike as it was inserted partway into the rectum or vagina.   As their body weight dragged them further onto the pole, the semi-greased wooden stake would force its way up through their body, piercing organs with agonizing slowness as it eventually penetrated the entire torso, finally tearing an exit wound through the skin of the shoulder, neck or throat. Holy shishkabob. Or bill. Or Karen.   The earliest records of the torture come from 1772 B.C. in Babylon, where the aforementioned King Hammurabi ordered a woman be executed in this way for killing her husband. But its use continued until as recently as the 20th century when the Ottoman government employed the technique during the Armenian genocide of 1915-1923. Which is super fucked up.   According to some accounts, it could take the victim — exposed, bleeding, and writhing in tormented agony — as long as eight whole days to die. Oh my hell!   Keelhauling:   Walking the plank might not be the most pleasant of deaths, but it seems moderately more humane than the other favored maritime punishment of keelhauling.   A punishment that often ended in death due to the severity of the wounds sustained (or was simply carried out until the point of death), it saw the victim, legs weighted and suspended from a rope, dropped from the bow of the ship, and then rapidly pulled underwater along the length of the hull — and over the keel (the beam that runs longitudinally down the center of the underside to the stern.   In the age of old, old wooden sailing ships, the hull of a vessel would generally be coated in a thick layer of barnacles, whose shells could be rock hard and razor-sharp.   As the drowning sailor was yanked relentlessly through the saltwater, these barnacles would strip the skin from his body, gouging out raw chunks of flesh and even, by some accounts, tearing off whole limbs or severing the head.   If the sailor was still alive, they might be hung from the mast for 15 minutes before going in again. In some cases, the victim would have an oil-soaked sponge — containing a breath of air — stuffed into their mouth to prevent a “merciful” drowning.   Employed mainly by the Dutch and the French from the 1500s until it was abolished in 1853, accounts of its use date back to Greece in 800 B.C.   The Roman Candle:   Many of the worst execution methods ever devised involve fire — from burning witches at stake in medieval Britain to roasting criminals alive in the hot metal insides of the brazen bull in Ancient Greece — but few match the sheer lack of humanity as the Roman Candle.   A rumored favorite of the mad Roman Emperor Nero, this method saw the subject tied to a stake and smeared with flammable pitch (tree or plant resin), then set ablaze, slowly burning to death from the feet up.   What sets this above the many other similar methods is that the victims were sometimes lined up outside to provide the lighting for one of Nero's evening parties.   Being Hanged, Drawn, And Quartered:   First recorded in England during the 13th century, this unusually extreme — even for the time — mode of execution was made the statutory punishment for treason in 1351. Though it was intended to be an act of such barbarous severity that no one would ever risk committing a treasonous act, there were nevertheless plenty of recipients over the next 500 years.   The process of being hanged, drawn, and quartered began with the victim being dragged to the site of execution while strapped to a wooden panel, which was in turn tied to a horse.   They would then experience a slow hanging, in which, rather than being dropped to the traditional quick death of a broken neck, they would instead be left to choke horribly as the rope tore up the skin of their throat, their body weight dragging them downwards.   Some had the good fortune to die at this stage, including the infamous Gunpowder Plot conspirator Guy Fawkes, who ensured a faster death by leaping from the gallows.   Once half-strangled, the drawing would begin. The victim would be strapped down and then slowly disemboweled, their stomachs sliced open, and their intestines and other significant organs hacked apart and pulled — “drawn” — from the body.   The genitals would often be mutilated and ripped from between their legs. Those unlucky enough to still be alive at this point might witness their organs burned in front of them before they were finally decapitated.   Once death had finally claimed them, the recipient's body would be carved into four pieces — or “quartered” — and the parts sent to prominent areas of the country as a warning to others.   The head would often be taken to the infamous Tower of London, where it would be impaled on a spike and placed on the walls “for the mockery of London.”   Rat Torture:   As recently depicted in that horrible show, Game Of Thrones, rat torture is ingenious in its disgusting simplicity. In its most basic form, a bucket containing live rats is placed on the exposed torso of the victim, and heat is applied to the base of the bucket.   The rats, crazy with fear from the heat, tear and gnaw their way into the abdomen of the victim, clawing and ripping through skin, flesh, organs, and intestines in their quest to escape.   Possessing the most powerful biting and chewing motion of any rodent, rats can make short work of a human stomach. Along with the unimaginable pain, the victim would also suffer the sick horror of feeling the large, filthy creatures writhing around inside their guts as they died.   While associated with Elizabethan England — where the Tower of London was said to have housed a “Dungeon of Rats,” a pitch-black room below high watermark that would draw in rats from the River Thames to torment the room's inhabitants — the practice has been used far more recently.   General Pinochet is said to have employed the technique during his dictatorship of Chile (1973-1990), while reports from Argentina during the National Reorganization Process in the late 1970s and early '80s claimed victims were subjected to a version in which live rats — or sometimes spiders — were inserted into the subject's body via a tube in the rectum or vagina….yep.   Bamboo Torture   Forcing thin shards of bamboo under the fingernails has long been cited as an interrogation method, but bamboo has been used to creatively — and slowly — execute a person, too. Allegedly used by the Japanese on American prisoners of war, it saw the victim tied down to a frame over a patch of newly sprouting bamboo plants.   One of the fastest-growing plants in the world, capable of up to three feet of growth in 24 hours, the sharp-tipped plants would slowly pierce the victim's skin — and then continue to grow. The result was death by gradual, continuous, multiple impalements, the equivalent of being dropped on a bed of sharpened stakes in terrible slow motion.   Despite the practice having roots in the former areas of Ceylon (now Sri Lanka) and Siam (now Thailand) in the 19th century, there are no proven instances of it being used during WWII.   It's certainly possible, however, and it has been shown that the technique, among the worst execution methods ever, works: A 2008 episode of MythBusters found that bamboo was capable of penetrating a human-sized lump of ballistic gelatin over three days.   https://m.imdb.com/list/ls059738828/

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How to Decorate
Ep. 236 designer Chauncey Boothby

How to Decorate

Play Episode Listen Later Jan 18, 2022 54:23


In today's episode, we are pleased to welcome Connecticut-based designer Chauncey Boothby of Chauncey Boothby Interiors. Chauncey has cultivated an aesthetic that's classic yet contemporary. Her work has been featured in numerous publications including House Beautiful, Domino, New England Home Magazine, and The Wallstreet Journal. In 2018 she was named a House Beautiful Next Wave Designer. We talk about how Chauncey creates clean yet cheerful spaces, her love for antiques and vintage pieces, how to give rooms layers, her use of fabric for inspiration, and much more! What You'll Hear on This Episode: What is Chauncey's background and how did she find a career in design? How Chauncey came to love antiques and vintage pieces. Why Chauncey doesn't want a room to look like a catalog. How to get creative with old or existing pieces. What does Chauncey take into account when designing children's rooms? How does Chauncey get all the color details to work together in a space? How does Chauncey like to customize Roman shades and other drapery for everyday use? Why Chauncey likes to focus on function and durability in design; especially for kid's rooms. What is Chauncey's use of fabric for inspiration and grounding for a room? How does Chauncey create custom paint colors? What does Chauncey do to decorate for the holidays? Chauncey's tips & tricks for entertaining and hosting guests. Decorating Dilemma Hi Sarah, This is a great space with a lot of potential, but I understand your dilemma with the layout. I would definitely replace the curtains. With the radiator at the bigger window, you may not be able to draw them, so that may be a good spot for layering a shade behind it. With the other pair of windows if there is space to put curtains behind I would do that, otherwise, you can do outside mounted Roman shades at the same height as the curtains. In terms of finish, I would do either black or brass; I personally love mixing finishes. I would layer in a lot of classic table lamps and floor lamps for lighting with nothing too contemporary. Then I would replace the ceiling fixture with something a little more contemporary. And yes we would all recommend a fireplace screen! A whitewash to the fireplace brick could be a nice way to brighten it up. I'm not sure what the primary function of this room is, but if there are other places to watch TV I would not recommend it in this space. So I would make the TV more secondary and not mount it over the fireplace. But if this is the only room you have for TV watching then so be it! I don't often use sectionals but rather a sofa with a pair of chairs or a chaise component. If you do go with a sectional, the performance velvet is a good idea and a tight back will be less maintenance with kids. It all depends on if this is a cozy TV space or an entertaining space. How you organize and divide the furniture will be dictated by the purpose of the space. One way might be to have a pair of sofas flanking the fireplace with the TV on the opposite wall and chairs in other sections. Another way is to use back-to-back sofas to divide the room. With the 2 doors going out to the mudroom, you don't have to use both doors and you can utilize that space instead of making it a thoroughfare. I think the space between the two windows would be a great place to put a mirror or piece of art with a chest below, and I wouldn't put a bookcase there. If you really want a bookcase I would put it in a corner of the room especially if toys and such will be in there. For rugs, again, it will depend on how this will be laid out. Smaller or even round rugs will be less committal and better for smaller seating areas. Good luck and send us photos! Mentioned in This Episode: Chauncey Boothby Interiors Chauncey Boothby on Instagram Christie's

The News with Shepard Smith
Remembering MLK, Crypto in Puerto Rico & 5G Concerns

The News with Shepard Smith

Play Episode Listen Later Jan 18, 2022 49:14


CNBC's Shep Smith reports on Martin Luther King and his family celebrating Martin Luther King, Jr. Day by marching and holding a rally in support of voting rights legislation. CNBC's Valerie Castro also remembers Martin Luther King and reports on the efforts to preserve the Connecticut tobacco farm where he worked as a teenager. Brown School of Public Health Dean Dr. Ashish Jha discusses the latest Covid wave, where cases have peaked around the country and what the CDC can do to keep the public better informed. CNBC's MacKenzie Sigalos reports on crypto billionaires moving to Puerto Rico and what's driving the move. Benedict Rogers, Hong Kong Watch, discusses the changes in Hong Kong since China tightened its grip on the territory. Veteran airline pilot Les Abend reports on the difficulties airlines execs say 5G service could cause for airplane navigation systems. Plus, NBC's Sam Brock reports on the Texas synagogue crisis and the mental health struggles the hostage-taker is said to have experienced.

Steve Deace Show
No, the FBI Was Not Embarrassed | Tackling Woke School Administrators in Connecticut | 1/17/22

Steve Deace Show

Play Episode Listen Later Jan 17, 2022 95:16


Steve discusses the case of Islamic terror out of Texas over the weekend and why the FBI really did an about-face on the matter. Then, Bob Vander Plaats of the Family Leader discusses why the need for revival is as great as ever. In Hour Two, Brian Festa of We the Patriots USA and Danielle Scarpellino (a mother from Connecticut) discuss the latter's efforts to hold her local school's administrators accountable for the sexual assault of her son. Finally, it's the first edition of "Ask Deace Anything" featuring questions from Steve's following on Gettr. Go to RealEstateAgentsITrust.com! Go to AnniesKitClubs.com/STEVE and save 50% on your first box! Go to BUILT.com and use promo code “DEACE” to save 15% off your first order.  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Aaron Torres Sports Podcast
Jim Harbaugh update, Kentucky peaking, Chris Mack hot seat + UConn coach Jim Mora joins the show

Aaron Torres Sports Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Jan 17, 2022 67:57


It's a loaded Aaron Torres Pod, as Aaron explains why he thinks Jim Harbaugh might just end up back at Michigan, why John Calipari owes his *fans* credit for Kentucky's success and just how hot is Chris Mack's seat? Plus, new UConn football coach Jim Mora joins the show! Here's the full rundown:Jim Harbaugh decision coming soon?: Aaron opens the show by discussing the latest with Jim Harbaugh. Could Harbaugh be leaving for the NFL? We should know in the next few days. However, Aaron explains how several things that happened this weekend, make him think that Harbaugh will eventually return to Michigan (2:30).Kentucky rolls, Chris Mack hot seat: Next, Aaron switches to college hoops. After a dominant win over Tennessee, Aaron explains why John Calipari owes his *fans* some credit for this season's success (21:00). From there, Aaron talks about a disappointing loss for Louisville and Chris Mack's hot seat (36:00). He also briefly hits on a big win for Arkansas, and is Kansas hitting its stride?New UConn football coach Jim Mora joins the show: Finally, Aaron welcomes in new UConn football coach Jim Mora to the show (48:50). The guys discuss the process to Mora getting the job, why UConn is a better football gig than people realize + Aaron relives his glory days as a bad Connecticut high school football player. Also, how the transfer portal is helping Mora beef up the program, and what fans can expect Week 1 next season. 

whistlekick Martial Arts Radio
Episode 676 - Mr. Stephen Watson

whistlekick Martial Arts Radio

Play Episode Listen Later Jan 17, 2022 83:04


Mr. Stephen Watson is a Martial Arts practitioner and instructor at the Someday Farms studio in Connecticut. You know what's the plural of a why is? “Whys?” So, if you have enough why's, you have “wise.“ That's been my driving motivation, just continue the why not because we need the result, but because we're living in the presence of that practice, of that process… Mr. Stephen Watson - Episode 676 Mr. Stephen Watson is the founder and former director of Silent Dragon Schools. He immersed himself in Eastern philosophy for over 30 years and his martial training (the how) began in concert with his interest in philosophy (the why). Mr. Watson's motto is: When you have enough Whys you have Wise. He specializes in transmitting a profound understanding of “why.” In this episode, Mr. Stephen Watson tells the importance of our Whys in our lives and his journey to the martial arts. Listen and join the conversation! Show Notes You may check out Mr. Stephen Watson's online portal at linktr.ee/SomedayFarm

Personal Finance for PhDs
This Grad Student Interrogated Her Budget and Worked on the Side to Financially Thrive

Personal Finance for PhDs

Play Episode Listen Later Jan 17, 2022 42:23


In this episode, Emily interviews Alyce Viens, a 4th-year PhD student in communications at the University of Connecticut. On the eve of her defense, Alyce looks back over her time in graduate school to share the strategies that have help her pay off her student loans, invest for retirement, and save a down payment on a home. We discuss how Alyce budgeted, practiced frugality (including with conference travel), and supplemented her stipend.

Conservative Business Journal Podcast
Ian Farrar Speaking LIVE at John Di Lemme's We The People Fight Back Event

Conservative Business Journal Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Jan 15, 2022 17:30


In this episode of the CBJ Real News Podcast Show, you'll hear Ian Farrar's presentation LIVE from John Di Lemme's We The People Fight Back Event in Naples, Florida on January 7 & 8, 2022.  Ian shares about being a super foods athlete who has won gold and silver medals in cycling in Connecticut and why he's proud to be an American.   Find out how you can get your VIP Ticket to the next event - Call/Text (561) 847-3467 or Email Team@ConservativeBusinessJournal.com and say "We The People"   Subscribe to John Di Lemme's Clouthub Channel and be notified of all LIVE Shows at https://clouthub.com/c/cbjrealnews Follow John Di Lemme and the CBJ Real News on Telegram at https://t.me/cbjrealnews The #1 Secret on How to CANCEL the Cancel Culture is to support Conservative Business Owners and Entrepreneurs by going to https://ConservativeMarketplace.com/ How to Protect Yourself from Raging Inflation…Precious Metals – Gold & Silver Go to www.GodsGoldAndSilver.com

Mobile Suit Breakdown: the Gundam Anime Podcast

Show Notes We finally get started on Gundam 0080: War in the Pocket, and it makes quite the impression! Was it the good or bad kind of impression? There's only one way to find out! This week, we review and analyze episode 1, "How many miles to the battlefield?" (戦場までは何マイル?), and research and discuss the history of Playboy Magazine in Japan, how the creative team's nostalgia and childhood memories connect to 0080's story and themes, and how the unexpected appearance of mobile suits in a neutral colony connects to the history of US military bases and the presence of nuclear weapons in Japan. Playboy Magazine in Japan Wikipedia pages for Playboy, Monthly Playboy (月刊プレイボーイ / Gekkan Pureibōi), the Playboy Clubs, and Playboy Bunnies. _Britannica page for Playboy. _ _History of Playboy, from the company's website. _ Twitter thread (with photos) about Playboy clubs (and similar) in Japan, by @mulboyne. Photo of Taga Rie, a Bunny at one of Japan's Playboy clubs, from Getty Images (they had to lean like that to place drinks/light cigarettes because if they bent over they'd fall out of the one-piece). _Vintage store based in Las Vegas, with photographs of Monthly Playboy covers from the 70s and 80s. _ Wikipedia pages for China Lee and Jennifer Jackson. Papers and articles: Batura, Amber B. “From the Bachelor Pad to the Jungle: Bunnies, Playboy Magazine, and Vietnam Soldiers.” Texas Tech University, 2018. Accessed at https://ttu-ir.tdl.org/bitstream/handle/2346/73903/Batura_Amber_Thesis.pdf Chrisman-Campbell, Kimberly. “The Surprising Tale of the Playboy Bunny Suit.” The Atlantic, Atlantic Media Company, 4 Oct. 2017, https://www.theatlantic.com/entertainment/archive/2017/10/history-of-the-playboy-bunny-suit/541929/ “Tokyo's Foreign Flavors.” Edagawa, Koichi, Japan Quarterly; Oct 1, 1985; 32, 4; ProQuest pg. 356 Nostalgia and the Creative Team Team credits and biographical information was sourced variously from animenewsnetwork.com's encyclopedia and ja.wikipedia.org pages for the specific people. _Timelines of the major events of the Vietnam war are available in various places including History.com, Britannica, and Wikipedia. _ Japan & Nuclear Weapons Article 9 of the Japanese Constitution is described on Wikipedia here, and the full text of the constitution is available in English at the website of the National Diet of Japan. _The 1951 Security Treaty Between the United States and Japan is described here. _ The 1960 Treaty of Mutual Cooperation and Security Between the United States and Japan is described here. _More information about the U.S. military use of Japanese ports, specifically during the Korean War. _ Two articles by U.S. researchers around the year 2000, going into what was then publicly known and acknowledged about nuclear weapons deployed in and near Japan. Several articles from 2010 when the new Japanese government confirmed the existence of the secret agreements permitting U.S. nuclear weapons to pass through Japanese ports without prior consultation. _A 1981 article from the Christian Science Monitor about the Japanese reaction to former Ambassador Reischauer's admission about the secret agreements: "Japan reels under Reischauer's nuclear 'bombshell'." _ Steve Rabson, Six Decades of US-Japanese Government Collusion in Bringing Nuclear Weapons to Japan. Asia-Pacific Journal, Vol 19, Issue 14, No. 3. Available at https://apjjf.org/2021/14/Rabson.html Mobile Suit Breakdown is written, recorded, and produced within Lenapehoking, the ancestral and unceded homeland of the Lenape, or Delaware, people. Before European settlers forced them to move west, the Lenape lived in New York City, New Jersey, and portions of New York State, Pennsylvania, Delaware, and Connecticut. Lenapehoking is still the homeland of the Lenape diaspora, which includes communities living in Oklahoma, Wisconsin, and Ontario. You can learn more about Lenapehoking, the Lenape people, and ongoing efforts to honor the relationship between the land and indigenous peoples by visiting the websites of the Delaware Tribe and the Manhattan-based Lenape Center. Listeners in the Americas and Oceania can learn more about the indigenous people of your area at https://native-land.ca/. We would like to thank The Lenape Center for guiding us in creating this living land acknowledgment. You can subscribe to Mobile Suit Breakdown for free! on fine Podcast services everywhere and on YouTube, visit our website GundamPodcast.com, follow us on Twitter, Instagram, and Facebook, or email your questions, comments, and complaints to gundampodcast@gmail.com. Mobile Suit Breakdown wouldn't exist without the support of our fans and Patrons! You can join our Patreon to support the podcast and enjoy bonus episodes, extra out-takes, behind-the-scenes photos and video, MSB gear, and much more! The intro music is WASP by Misha Dioxin, and the outro is Long Way Home by Spinning Ratio, both licensed under Creative Commons CC BY 4.0 licenses. The recap music is "pieces of life" by Analog by Nature, licensed under a CC BY attribution license. All music used in the podcast has been edited to fit the text. Mobile Suit Breakdown provides critical commentary and is protected by the Fair Use clause of the United States Copyright law. Gundam content is copyright and/or trademark of Sunrise Inc., Bandai, Sotsu Agency, or its original creator. Mobile Suit Breakdown is in no way affiliated with or endorsed by Sunrise, Bandai, Sotsu, or any of their subsidiaries, employees, or associates and makes no claim to own Gundam or any of the copyrights or trademarks related to it. 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Conspiracy Unlimited: Following The Truth Wherever It Leads
678: Geopolitical and Economic Astrology

Conspiracy Unlimited: Following The Truth Wherever It Leads

Play Episode Listen Later Jan 14, 2022 48:35


EPISODE #678 GEOPOLITICAL AND ECONOMIC ASTROLOGY Richard welcomes an astrologer to discuss how planetary alignments will affect finance, geopolitics and civil unrest in the coming year. Guest: William Stickevers utilizes a broad scope of political, economic, psychological, spiritual, and metaphysical knowledge to systematically explore possibilities about the future and how they can emerge from the present by weaving current secular trends, geopolitical factors, and mundane astrological portents. A counseling astrologer since 1988, mostly in New York City and now in San Francisco, William is well versed in psychological, Horary, Electional, Medieval, and Renaissance branches of astrology, certified in Astrocartography, and worked with Alphee Lavoie of Astrological Institute of Research (AIR). William has lectured for the National Council for Geocosmic Research, American Federation of Astrologers, the Astrological Society of Connecticut, the San Francisco Astrological Society, and in Germany, Romania, and Japan. In addition to being one of five astrologers recommended on Michael Lutin's Financial Astrology page, William has been invited by Kepler College, "We the People" and the Stars Online Astrology Event, and the META Center (NYC) to participate on panel discussions on the 2016 U.S. Presidential Election, the political and economic future of the U.S., and the Mayan 5th Age, respectively.

Serious Angler
MIKE IOVINO on Fishing a HAIR Jig and GUIDING in Connecticut

Serious Angler

Play Episode Listen Later Jan 14, 2022 80:46


On today's episode (Ep. 265) Andrew is joined by Drew Mike Iovino, todays episode is about his start into fishing, fishing tournaments, guiding on Candlewood Lake and most importantly HAIR JIGS. Mike's Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/fishing_with_weensie/ Mike's YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/c/fishingwithweensie Thanks for watching! Comment, Like and SUBSCRIBE! Follow Along On Serious Angler Social Media: Instagram: seriousangler Facebook: Serious Angler Podcast YouTube: Serious Angler Podcast Have a question? Email us at theseriousangler@gmail.com DISCOUNT CODES: Hobie Eyewear (20% Off): Use This Link: https://shrsl.com/2w5mb use code “SERIOUS20” Queen Tackle (20% Off): “seriousangler20” (https://www.queentackle.com/) ---------------- We can't choose the weather so why worry about it? Wear Blackfish and never have any worries about weather getting the best of you. Check em out at https://blackfishgear.com/ Want affordable, lightweight and high-performance Lithium batteries? Check out Amped Outdoors at: https://ampedoutdoors.com/ Have any boating or kayak needs? Give Morgan Marine a call and they will get you set up! Click the link below: https://www.morganmarine.net/ Are you looking to get yourself into the most efficient and highest rated fishing kayak? Check out Hobie Kayaks at: https://www.hobie.com/kayaks/ -------------- If you would like to support the Serious Angler Podcast, here is how: Want Serious Angler apparel? Click the link below to purchase! https://teamlocker.squadlocker.com/#/lockers/serious-anglers?_k=xbhyts Follow Our Personal Social Media: Bailey's Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/bailey_eigbrett/ Adam's Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/adam_deakin_/ Andy's Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/fullfishingguideservice/ Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/bailey.eigbrett/ Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/Fullfishingguideservice/ ----- Want to get on some BIG Lake Erie Smallmouth Bass? Get in touch with Andrew and book a trip! Here is his Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/FullfishingguideserviceAndrew's Email: fullfishingguideservice@gmail.com Want assistance with Social Media, Website Creation, Podcasting, Content Creation and MORE? Check out Serious Angler Media Services! https://www.seriousanglermedia.com/ ----- #SeriousAngler #KayakBassFishing #BassFishing --- Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/serious-angler/support

Indiecast
The Weeknd's ‘Dawn FM,' Plus: Coachella + Bonnaroo Lineups

Indiecast

Play Episode Listen Later Jan 14, 2022 51:15


After the dearth of new music releases over the holidays, 2022 is officially in full swing and it seems like the docket of new music just keeps getting more and more exciting. To kick off a year of new music reviews, Steve and Ian are digging into Dawn FM, the latest album from The Weeknd that dropped without any preamble on January 7, but is simultaneously the biggest release of the year so far.Before any of that, however, it's time to break down the newly-announced Coachella and Bonnaroo lineups. After a two year hiatus, Coachella is finally back with a pretty stacked lineup. That said, are people still going to be writing “rock is dead because there are no rock bands at Coachella” thinkpieces in 2022? What bands in the indie world even have the reach to potentially headline future iterations of Coachella?In this week's Recommendation Corner, Ian is plugging Little Green House, the latest album from Connecticut punk outfit Anxious, while Steve is getting excited for the forthcoming album from Guerilla Toss.You can submit questions for Steve and Ian at indiecastmailbag@gmail.com, and make sure to follow us on Instagram and Twitter for all the latest news.0:12 - Intro: Music Festival Font Size + Coachella & Bonnaroo Announcements7:51 - What Rock Bands Could Headline Coachella?18:07 - Mailbag: Okkervil River Memoryhole?27:10 - The Weeknd 'Dawn FM' Review 44:49 - Recommendation Corner

Pulling Tarp Podcast
Front Office Fantasy Football (w/ Heather Bartlett, Assistant GM, Norwich Sea Unicorns)

Pulling Tarp Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Jan 13, 2022 73:31


Heather Bartlett hops on the show to chat fantasy football, breaking news in the Sea Unicorns front office, Dodd Stadium being haunted, buying a sympathy card for a fake death, how Bobby met Snoop Dogg, and a ton more!

What We're Drinking with Dan Dunn
3-Minute Bartender: Irish Car Bomb

What We're Drinking with Dan Dunn

Play Episode Listen Later Jan 13, 2022 5:53


For the first time ever, we feature a drink for the sole purpose of canceling it. And that drink is the Irish Car Bomb. Invented by a pub owner in Connecticut who named it after an act of terrorism that has haunted generations of Irish citizens, needless to say this was not the American bartending community's finest moment. Ah, but you know the old saw about dark clouds and silver linings... in the early-aughts, sales of Irish Car Bombs blew up stateside (sorry, couldn't help ourselves) paving the way for an explosion (there we go again) in Irish whiskey's popularity. Still, discerning drinkers are encouraged to steer clear, and here's why... Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Real Crime Profile
Keeshae Jacobs and Amaria Hall | "Black and Missing" - Part 3

Real Crime Profile

Play Episode Listen Later Jan 12, 2022 43:08


Today we analyze the cases of 21 year old Keeshae Jacobs who disappeared in 2016 from Richmond, VA and 16 year old Amaria Hall who went missing in 2019 from Trenton, MI. Neither mother of either girl was able to get law enforcement to react with urgency about their daughters. Jim talks about the terrible consequences of the "wait and see" attitude when it comes to the missing. Laura points out how important it is for law enforcement to examine baseline behavior in victims and identify red flags. #blackandmissing#neverstopsearching#soledado'brien#derricawilson#nathaliewilson#hbodocumentaries#findkeeshaejacobs#amariahallPLEASE SUPPORT OUR SPONSORSBOLL & BRANCH SHEETS -The Signature Hemmed Sheets from Boll & Branch are a best-seller for a reason. Buttery-soft lightweight organic cotton in a classic sateen weave for sheets that get softer over time. Not too hot, not too cool. The perfect year-round sheets for most sleepers. There's nothing worse than fitted sheets that don't fit. 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TickCongratulations! You've found your next podcast!Ride shotgun with me, Laura Richards world renowned and award-winning Criminal Behavioural Analyst, former New Scotland Yard every week as we profile behaviour and identify the red flags to prevent murders in slow motion.Come join me in the intelligence cell as we deconstruct and analyse real cases.www.crime-analyst.comKILLER CASTING PODCAST - This week Lisa sits down with actress and victim advocate Sarah Ann Masse who came forward in 2017 about the sexual assault she says occured when she interviewed for a nanny job with Harvey Weinstein. Sarah tells me what happened that day at his Connecticut home, and in the years afterwards, the anxiety of staying silent. When she finally did go public, she was further victimized by entertainment industry backlash. Sarah has created an advocacy organization to help other victims and silence breakers from industry retaliation. Her organization is called Hire Survivors Hollywood. https://hiresurvivorshollywood.org Please take a listen https://killercasting.libsyn.com/killer-casting-sarah-ann-masse?fbclid=IwAR0ryjHK_6fDxGYq68kWb1Cce_BD86DezWUXaV0rwfct6o0vladXhZYfHkUBEST CASE WORST CASEBe sure and check out Jim's podcast Best Case/Worst Case that he does along with former Federal Prosecutor Francey Hakes. Join them as they go behind police lines with unparalleled access to law enforcement officers, looking back at their most memorable cases – for better or for worse. Subscribe now!https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/best-case-worst-case/id1240002929See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.

Bernie and Sid
Joe Lieberman | 1-12-2022

Bernie and Sid

Play Episode Listen Later Jan 12, 2022 16:22


Former US Senator from Connecticut & former Attorney General Joe Lieberman joins Bernie & Sid in the Morning to talk on his relationship with Joe Biden, Biden's status & economy thus far, his priorities & more!

Down to Birth
#143 | Radical Boundaries in Birth with Guest Host Tranquility by Hehe

Down to Birth

Play Episode Listen Later Jan 12, 2022 38:44


Can you be so firm and stable in  your boundaries around pregnancy and birth that it doesn't actually matter who attends your birth because you know exactly what and what not you will let into your birth space?  In this conversation with Tranquility by Hehe, we dive into hard boundaries versus soft boundaries; how to set them; and why they matter so much in our birth planning as well as our personal relationships throughout pregnancy and postpartum. * * * * * * * * * *Connect with us on Instagram @DownToBirthShow, where we post new information daily related to pregnancy, childbirth and postpartum. You can reach us at Contact@DownToBirthShow.com. We are always happy to hear from our listeners and appreciate questions for our monthly Q&A episodes. To submit a question, visit the Down To Birth website or send us a voice memo through Instagram messenger.This show is sponsored by:Silverette USA*Beautiful Births and Beyond*Postpartum Soothe**Use promo code DOWNTOBIRTHConnect with Cynthia and Trisha at:Instagram: @downtobirthshow on InstagramEmail: Contact@DownToBirthShow.comCall: (802) 438-3696 (802-GET-DOWN)Work with Cynthia:Email: Cynthia@HypnoBirthingCT.com Text: 203-952-7299 to RSVP to attend a free information session live on Zoom. Upcoming dates are posted at HypnoBirthingCT.com. You can also sign up for our Fourth Trimester Workshop,  Breastfeeding Workshop or Cynthia's HypnoBirthing classes and weekly postpartum support groups at HypnoBirthing of Connecticut. Work with Trisha at:Email: Trisha.Ludwig@gmail.com for online breastfeeding consulting services or text 734-649-6294 for more info.Remember - we're in CT but you can be anywhere. We serve women and couples coast to coast with our live, online monthly HypnoBirthing classes, support groups and prenatal/postpartum workshops. We are so grateful for your reviews and shares - we love what we do and thank you all for your support! Please remember we don't provide medical advice, and to speak with your licensed medical provider related to all your healthcare matters. Thanks so much for joining in the conversation, and see you next week!Support the show (https://www.paypal.com/paypalme/cynthiaovergard)

The REAL David Knight Show
Mon 11Jan22 CA Sends POSITIVE Nurses Into Hospitals, CT Sends Sick Elderly Into Nursing Homes

The REAL David Knight Show

Play Episode Listen Later Jan 11, 2022 181:43


* CDC narrative flips to “mostly” telling truth as Democrats chill on tyranny. What's going on?* California sends nurses testing POSITIVE into hospitals, Connecticut sends sick elderly into nursing homes. * Audit the Fed? Vice Chair of Fed quits 2 weeks early as he's caught doing insider trading (as 2 regional Fed presidents also caught). Virtually all in Congress remain silent* Eric Peters, EPautos.com joins — the lessons of I-95, rationing of speed and mobility, Musk's Boring traffic & safety issues, and prepping for mobility* How Pentagon & CIA control movies & TV entertainment* No, Washington is not laying foundation for Covid prison camps — the TRUTH is WORSE and key to understanding what's happenedHr 1 Seg 1: Is Washington state about to enact NEW quarantine camps? The truth is more sensational than what you've been toldHr 1 Seg 2: begins approximately 00:25:19* Audit Fed? Start With These 3 Guilty of Insider Trading. The Vice Char of the Federal Reserve and 2 regional presidents have been caught rigging markets (as usual) but profiting personally. Should they get the Martha Stewart treatment?* Goldman & JP Morgan (Dimon) try to outdo each other with dire predictions of 3, 4, or more interest rate increases. What will happen if the Fed DOES raise rates several times? Hr 1 Seg 3: begins approximately 00:42:48* Real wages are declining — much faster than the government says* Newsom is going to offer free health care for illegals AND cut taxes* Andrew McCabe sees right wing terrorists under every rock. * How the Pentagon & CIA use movies and TV to propagandize (part 1) Hr 2 Seg 1: begins approximately 00:57:00Eric Peters, EPautos.com, joins: the plan to ration mobility - the rent-trap side of “you will own nothing”, Musk's Boring traffic & safety issues, and prepping for mobility and independenceHr 2 Seg 2: begins approximately 01:42:56* How the Pentagon & CIA use movies and TV to propagandize (part 2) “Theater of War”* USA Today tries to sell the idea that gun owners are Nazis, literally* California sends nurse who tested POSITIVE into work at hospital* Connecticut sends sick elderly into nursing homes, but it's happening everywhere as a listener's letter points outHr 3 Seg 1: begins approximately 02:06:44* MailChimp shuts us down even as CDC, Fauci & NY admit we were right* Listener's letter about EVERYONE he knows vaccinated, then sick, but still clinging to the illusion that the jabs are great* UK General Practitioners paid big bounty to jab. Hired Killers?Hr 3 Seg 2: begins approximately 02:19:38* Gateway Pundit and some Catholics op-eds are telling people that NovaVax is effective and free of any abortion connection. NOT TRUE* Those injured by Trump shots are being purged of their life line to get and share info by social media censorship* They are losing the narrative of fear as people live their lives and other people see it. NY, California, Chicago, are all pulling back the dictatorshipHr 3 Seg 3: begins approximately 02:45:00* CDC admits that “covid deaths” are people dying with co-morbidities — as I've said from the beginning. So why are they telling some truth now?Find out more about the show and where you can watch it at TheDavidKnightShow.comIf you would like to support the show and our family please consider subscribing monthly here: SubscribeStar https://www.subscribestar.com/the-david-knight-showOr you can send a donation throughZelle: @DavidKnightShow@protonmail.comCash App at:  $davidknightshowBTC to:  bc1qkuec29hkuye4xse9unh7nptvu3y9qmv24vanh7Mail: David Knight POB 1323 Elgin, TX 78621

The David Knight Show
Mon 11Jan22 CA Sends POSITIVE Nurses Into Hospitals, CT Sends Sick Elderly Into Nursing Homes

The David Knight Show

Play Episode Listen Later Jan 11, 2022 181:43


* CDC narrative flips to “mostly” telling truth as Democrats chill on tyranny. What's going on?* California sends nurses testing POSITIVE into hospitals, Connecticut sends sick elderly into nursing homes. * Audit the Fed? Vice Chair of Fed quits 2 weeks early as he's caught doing insider trading (as 2 regional Fed presidents also caught). Virtually all in Congress remain silent* Eric Peters, EPautos.com joins — the lessons of I-95, rationing of speed and mobility, Musk's Boring traffic & safety issues, and prepping for mobility* How Pentagon & CIA control movies & TV entertainment* No, Washington is not laying foundation for Covid prison camps — the TRUTH is WORSE and key to understanding what's happenedHr 1 Seg 1: Is Washington state about to enact NEW quarantine camps? The truth is more sensational than what you've been toldHr 1 Seg 2: begins approximately 00:25:19* Audit Fed? Start With These 3 Guilty of Insider Trading. The Vice Char of the Federal Reserve and 2 regional presidents have been caught rigging markets (as usual) but profiting personally. Should they get the Martha Stewart treatment?* Goldman & JP Morgan (Dimon) try to outdo each other with dire predictions of 3, 4, or more interest rate increases. What will happen if the Fed DOES raise rates several times? Hr 1 Seg 3: begins approximately 00:42:48* Real wages are declining — much faster than the government says* Newsom is going to offer free health care for illegals AND cut taxes* Andrew McCabe sees right wing terrorists under every rock. * How the Pentagon & CIA use movies and TV to propagandize (part 1) Hr 2 Seg 1: begins approximately 00:57:00Eric Peters, EPautos.com, joins: the plan to ration mobility - the rent-trap side of “you will own nothing”, Musk's Boring traffic & safety issues, and prepping for mobility and independenceHr 2 Seg 2: begins approximately 01:42:56* How the Pentagon & CIA use movies and TV to propagandize (part 2) “Theater of War”* USA Today tries to sell the idea that gun owners are Nazis, literally* California sends nurse who tested POSITIVE into work at hospital* Connecticut sends sick elderly into nursing homes, but it's happening everywhere as a listener's letter points outHr 3 Seg 1: begins approximately 02:06:44* MailChimp shuts us down even as CDC, Fauci & NY admit we were right* Listener's letter about EVERYONE he knows vaccinated, then sick, but still clinging to the illusion that the jabs are great* UK General Practitioners paid big bounty to jab. Hired Killers?Hr 3 Seg 2: begins approximately 02:19:38* Gateway Pundit and some Catholics op-eds are telling people that NovaVax is effective and free of any abortion connection. NOT TRUE* Those injured by Trump shots are being purged of their life line to get and share info by social media censorship* They are losing the narrative of fear as people live their lives and other people see it. NY, California, Chicago, are all pulling back the dictatorshipHr 3 Seg 3: begins approximately 02:45:00* CDC admits that “covid deaths” are people dying with co-morbidities — as I've said from the beginning. So why are they telling some truth now?Find out more about the show and where you can watch it at TheDavidKnightShow.comIf you would like to support the show and our family please consider subscribing monthly here: SubscribeStar https://www.subscribestar.com/the-david-knight-showOr you can send a donation throughZelle: @DavidKnightShow@protonmail.comCash App at:  $davidknightshowBTC to:  bc1qkuec29hkuye4xse9unh7nptvu3y9qmv24vanh7Mail: David Knight POB 1323 Elgin, TX 78621

Modernist Pizza Podcast
We Bought The Pizza Farm

Modernist Pizza Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Jan 11, 2022 90:13


Don't worry, we'll address the elephant in the room: why does Modernist Cuisine think Portland, Oregon, is the pizza capital of the United States? Francisco will make this abundantly clear. We'll also clarify California-style pizza, do a deep dive into Chicago's pizza allegiances, get our fricco on with Detroit's cheesy crust, and drive a 250-mile stretch of highway along the Mississippi river to visit seasonal pizza farms in Wisconsin. We'll also cross bridges and tunnels to find out why the best pizza in the tristate area may be from New Jersey? And how Mystic, Connecticut, a seaport town that came to fame in the late 1980s for a pizza-themed movie, now has a umami-packed pie of its own! See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

Your Brain on Facts
Voice Over the Moon, vol. 1 (ep. 178)

Your Brain on Facts

Play Episode Listen Later Jan 11, 2022 29:42


From a rogue radio operator, to Bugs Bunny, to the lady who recorded all the time and temperature message for the phone company, we look at some history and notable names in voicework (which is what I do for a living, hire me!)  Like what you hear?  Become a patron of the arts for as little as $2 a month!   Or buy the book or some merch.  Hang out with your fellow Brainiacs.  Reach out and touch Moxie on Facebook, Twitter,  or Instagram. Music: Kevin MacLeod, David Fesliyan.   Reach out and touch Moxie on Facebook, Twitter, or Instagram. Links to all the research resources are on the website.   If you logged onto the internet between say ‘95-2005, you'd inevitably hear two things, the shriek of a modem, like a robot orgy in a combine harvester, and a cheery man's voice saying, “Welcome” and “You've got mail.”  Elward Edwards recorded those phrases for $200 in 1989, when his wife worked for Quantum Computer Services, the company that later became AOL. At its peak, AOL had 23 million users, all hearing Edwards' voice.  He briefly returned to public attention when a video of him saying the iconic line was posted on social media, by one of his Uber passengers.  My name's …   Every topic I cover on YBOF is interesting to me, anywhere from a little ‘huh' to an all-consuming passion that dictates everything from my daily schedule to my podcast listening.  This is one of those, because I do voiceovers for a living.  Hire me today, no job too small.  With a chronic idiopathic pulmonary condition, covid provided a real kick in the pants to finally get out of retail.  What I discovered, apart from how it's not as easy as you think, or at least as easy as I thought with two years of podcasting already under my belt, is that VO is everywhere!  It's not just cartoons and dubbing movies.  Phone menus, kids toys, GPS, pre-roll ads on YT, website explainer videos, e-learning/training, continuing education, audiobooks, podcasts of course, guided meditations, seriously we could be here all day.  Even computerized voices usually start with a real person, more on that later.   Kids these days may not hear a voice that was unbelievably common in the lives of many of us.  [sfx “At the tone, the time will be 7:22 and 40 seconds,” “I'm sorry, the number you have dialed is no longer in service”]  That's the authoritative voice of Jane Barbe, one of the most widely-heard voices ever.  Barbe was the queen of telephone recordings, estimated to have been heard 40 million times a day in the 1980s and early 1990s, everything from automated time and weather messages to hotel wake-up calls.  She wasn't the only person who recorded automated phone messages, but she practically had the market cornered.    Barbe did most of her recordings for Atlanta-based Electronic Telecommunications Inc., which at one time produced as many as 2,000 voice messaging systems for businesses and government agencies, and for Octel Communications, which is now a part of Bell Labs/Lucent.  She was heard on 90% of “intercept messages” -- the recording played when something is wrong with a phone number -- and 60% of automated time and temperature calling programs.  You see, children, before you had the exact time and the collective knowledge of humanity to take to the toilet with you, you might go to the nearest telephone and dial a number you had committed to memory, probably the wildest part of this story, so a recording could tell you the time and temperature.   While I still haven't encountered my own voice in the wild, which was especially disappointing after I voiced a local political ad, Jane Barbe misdialed her calls as much as the rest of us, an experience she described as “really weird.”  One time she overheard her mother dialing a number and getting her on a recorded message.  ‘Oh, shut up, Jane!' her mom groused before slamming down the receiver in exasperation.   The story of how our go-go tech-driven lives became infused with voiceovers well predates YT and phone menus.  We have to go back over a century, to the night of Christmas eve 1906.  Up to that moment, the ship wireless operators for the United Fruit Company, along with the US Navy, had only heard Morse codes coming through their headphones.  But suddenly, they heard a human voice singing “O Holy Night” with violin accompaniment and afterwards a reading from the Bible.  This was heard by ships along the Atlantic northeast coast and from shore stations as far south as Norfolk, Virginia.  A repeat broadcast was heard on New Year's Eve as far south as the West Indies.  The voice was that of Canadian inventor and mathematician Reginald Fessenden, who was responsible for establishing the first transatlantic wireless telegraphic communication and what is considered to be the first voice work.  Fessneden was excited by Alexander Graham Bell's new device, the telephone, and set out to create a way to remotely communicate without wires.  In 1900, working for the United States Weather Bureau, Fessenden recorded the very first voice over: a test he made reporting the weather.  The following year, Guglielmo Marconi, who is often credited as the father and inventor of the radio became the first person to transmit signals across the Atlantic Ocean.   Though wireless communication was invaluable in WWI, broadcasts to the public were largely regional, amateur affairs.  The first radio news program was broadcast August 31, 1920 by station 8MK in Detroit, Michigan, which survives today as all-news CBS station.  The first college radio station began broadcasting two months later from Union College, Schenectady, New York.  Around the same time, station 2ADD (call letters were weird in the beginning), aired what is believed to be the first public entertainment broadcast in the United States, a series of Thursday night concerts that could initially only be heard within a 100-mile (160 km) radius and later for a 1,000-mile (1,600 km) radius. It wasn't much, but it was the start of broadcast voice work.   The average person knows off-hand that the first movie with diegetic, or native, sound was The Jazz Singer in 1927, but the biggest event in voice work came the following year -- the first talkie cartoon.  It was Steamboat Willie, with the prototype for Mickey Mouse voiced by none other than creator Walt Disney.  Hot on its heels came next year's Looney Tunes the following year.  And that's t-u-n-e-s like music, not t-o-o-n-s like cartoon.   In the early days of animation, Disney produced short animated films called “Silly Symphonies,” to promote and sell music, in the form of records and sheet music.  As Silly Symphonies gained popularity, Warner Brothers created its own equivalents, “Merrie Melodies”“Looney Tunes.” As for the “looney” part of the title, Warner Brothers wanted to indicate that “[their] cartoons were a little wackier than the sweeter characters of Disney.”  Cartoons quickly solidified their place as entertainment for children and adults alike.   One man in particular made Looney Tunes a powerhouse, “the man of a thousand voices” - Mel Blanc.  He is considered to be the first outstanding voice actor in the industry and voiced Bugs Bunny, Porky Pig, Daffy Duck, Tweety Bird, Sylvester the Cat, Yosemite Sam, the Tasmanian Devil, Marvin the Martian, Pepé Le Pew, Speedy Gonzales, and many others.  Raised in Portland, Oregon, he worked at KGW as an announcer and as one of the Hoot Owls in the mid-1930s, where he specialized in comic voices. It took him a year and a half to land an audition with Leon Schlesinger's company, where he began in 1937. He also worked for Walter Lantz, Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer, Columbia, and even Walt Disney until Schlesinger signed him to an exclusive contract.   One of Mel Blanc's most important contributions to the voice over industry is the recognition that voice artists now get to enjoy. Originally, voice artists were not given screen credit on animated cartoons. After he was turned down for a raise by tight-fisted producer Leon Schlesinger, Blanc suggested they add his name as Vocal Characterizationist to the credits as a compromise. Not only did it give a greater recognition to voice artists but also from then on, it helped to bring Blanc to the public eye and quickly brought him more work in radio.   We almost didn't have as much Mel Blanc voice-work as we did.  On January 24th, 1961, Blanc was in a near-fatal car accident on Sunset Boulevard.  He suffered multiple fracture to both legs and his pelvis, as well as triple skull bone displacements.  He lay in a coma, unresponsive, for two weeks.  After many doctors' attempts to bring him out of the deep unconsciousness, one of his neurologists tried a different approach and asked Blanc, “How are you feeling today, Bugs Bunny?”  After a moment, in a low voice, he replied, “Eh… just fine, Doc. What's up?”  The doctor then asked if Tweety was in there too, to which Blanc replied: “I tot I taw a puddy tat.”  Mel Blanc recovered shortly after and continued to do what he did best, until his death at age 81.  His tombstone in Hollywood Forever Cemetery reads “That's all, folks.”   Bonus fact: Bugs Bunny's habit of eating carrots while delivering one-liners was based on a scene in the film It Happened One Night, in which Clark Gable's character leans against a fence, eating carrots rapidly and talking with his mouth full to Claudette Colbert's character.  The trouble was, Mel Blanc didn't like carrots.  He would bite and chew the carrots to get the sound needed and immediately spit it out.   MIDROLL   Hopping back to Disney, the house of mouse also pioneered the full-length animated feature, to much soon-to-be-disproven skepticism and derision, with Snow White in 1937.  Adriana Caselotti was the daughter of Italian immigrants living in Connecticut.  Both her mother and older sister sang opera and her father gave voice lessons, so making best use of one's voice was sort of their thing.  After a brief stint as a chorus girl, when she was only 18, Caselotti was hired to provide the voice of Snow White.  She was paid $970, equivalent to $17K today, typical for the non-union times.  In most Hollywood stories, this would be step one of a meteoric rise.  The movie was certainly a success, even briefly hold the title of highest grossing sound film, so why isn't Adriana Caselotti a household name?  All my research indicates that Disney did it on purpose.  Caselotti was under contract with Disney, so she couldn't work for other studios, but Disney never provided her with any other roles.  Even radio and TV legend Jack Benny was turned away, with the explanation, “That voice can't be used anywhere.  I don't want to spoil the illusion of Snow White.”  It's the same reason Disney didn't credit voice actors for the first six years of feature films; he didn't want anything to remind the buying public that the characters are just make-believe.  Caselotti's only other cinematic contribution, for which she was paid $100, was to sing the falsetto line "Wherefore Art Thou, Romeo", in the Tin Man's song in The Wizard of Oz.  She was a lovely girl; you can see pictures of her if you're listening to the show on the Vodacast app.   I've actually got a few bullet points on the dark secrets behind the happiest place on earth.  There's enough to fill a movie.  I can see the trailer now.  “In a world…”  I can't do the voice.  Only one man could, the epic movie trailer guy, Don LaFontaine.  Donald LaFontaine was called, “The King,” "Thunder Throat" and "The Voice of God."  His CV includes 5,000 movie trailers and over 350,000 television commercials, network promotions, and video game trailers.  His signature phrase, "in a world...", is so well known and parodied, LaFontaine parodied it himself in a Geico ad. [sfx]   LaFontaine was born in 1940 in Duluth, Minnesota. to Alfred and Ruby LaFontaine.  At age 13, his voice changed, all at once, mid-sentence, and never went back.  He began his career as a recording engineer at the National Recording Studios producing commercial spots for Dr. Strangelove: Or how I learned to stop worrying and love the bomb.  LaFontaine worked behind the mic until 1964, when he had to fill in for a missing voice actor to finish a promo spot for 1964's Gunfighters of Casa Grande for a client's presentation.  The client bought the spots, and LaFontaine's career as a voice actor began.  LaFontaine developed his signature style of a strong narrative approach, and heavy melodramatic coloration of his voice work.  In 1976 LaFontaine started his own company producing movie trailers.  He moved to Los Angeles in 1981 and was contacted by an agent, launching a career that spanned three decades.  LaFontaine's signature voice came with a busy schedule.  He could have voiced about 60 promotions a week, sometimes more than 3 in a single day.  Most studios were willing to pay a premium for his service.  It has been said that his voice-over added prestige and excitement, a certain gravitas, to what might otherwise have been a box office failure.    In a 2007 interview, LaFontaine explained the strategy behind his signature catch phrase, "in a world where...": "We have to very rapidly establish the world we are transporting them to. That's very easily done by saying, `In a world where ... violence rules.' `In a world where ... men are slaves and women are the conquerors.' You very rapidly set the scene."  Wait, what movie wa that second one?  LaFontaine became so successful that he arrived at his voice-over jobs in a personalized limo with a full time driver, until he began recording from his palatial estate in the Hollywood Hills, thanks to the internet and ISDN.  It's hardly worth talking about ISDN as a voiceover today, as it's rapidly on its way out, but as a podcaster, I'm happy to.  ISDN (Integrated Services Digital Network) is a system of digital telephone connections, which enables recording studios anywhere in the United States, Canada and abroad to connect digitally with voice over talent working remotely in their home recording studio.  It's as clear as being in the same room.  It makes a Zoom call look like two Solo cups and an old shoelace.  But nobody's having a dedicated ISDN line installed these days.  It costs at least $1500 for the unit, plus anywhere from $75 to a few hundred dollars per month for the service, so [sfx raspberry] onto the rubbish heap of rapidly-outdated technology it goes!   LaFontaine died suddenly in 2008 and  now all we're left with is the Inception noise. [sfx]  I mean, it was cool at first, but now … meh.  You can also hear shades of LaFontaine in the work of a Barbadian-British VO known professionally as Redd Pepper.  His legal name is on wikipedia, but I don't like when mine comes up, so I won't use his.  (Also, if you find out someone goes by a name other than the one on their passport, just leave it, will you?  Be they trans, an actor, an exotic dancer, or a check-out girl, don't matter.  You don't need to know what my “real name” is unless you're writing me a check.)  Anyway, Pepper has voiced over 100 trailers, including blockbusters like Jurassic Park, Men in Black and Space Jam, so you've probably heard him, even if you thought he was the old “in a world” guy.  Here's LaFontaine [sfx] and here's Pepper [sfx].   Speaking of signature sounds, if you've ever heard old movies or newsreels from the thirties or forties, then you've probably heard that weird old-timey voice.  It sounds a little like a blend between American English and a form of British English.  Did everyone talk that way between the world wars?  Not everyone, no, only the people being recorded and they did it on purpose.   This type of pronunciation is called the Transatlantic, or Mid-Atlantic, accent.  Not mid-Atlantic like Virginia and Maryland, but like in the middle of the Atlantic.  Unlike most accents, instead of naturally evolving, the Transatlantic accent was acquired.  People in the United States were taught to speak in this voice.  Historically, Transatlantic speech was the hallmark of American aristocracy and by extension the theatre.  In upper-class boarding schools across New England, students learned the Transatlantic accent as an international norm for communication, similar to the way posh British society used Received Pronunciation, which we'll get to in a minute.  Mid-Atlantic English was the dominant dialect among the Northeastern American upper class through the first half of the 20th century. As such, it was popular in the theatre and other forms of elite culture in that region….   Transatlantic has several quasi-British elements, such a lack of rhoticity.  This means that Mid-Atlantic speakers dropped their “r's” at the end of words like “winner” or “clear”.  They'll also use softer, British vowels – dahnce, fahst.  While those sounds were reduce, emphasis was put on t's.  In American English we often pronounce the “t” in words like “writer” and “water” as d's. Transatlantic speakers pounce on their T's, writer, water.     This speech pattern isn't completely British, nor completely American.  Instead, it's a form of English that's hard to place and that's part of why Hollywood loved it.  With the evolution of talkies in the late 1920s, voice was first heard in motion pictures.  It was then that the majority of audiences first heard Hollywood actors speaking predominantly in Mid-Atlantic English.  But why do so many speakers have such a high, nasal quality?  There's a theory that technological constraints, combined with the schooled accent, created this iconic speech.  According to Duke university professor Jay O'Berski, this sound is an artifact from the early days of radio.  Radio receivers had very little bass technology at the time, and it was very difficult, if not impossible, to hear bass tones on your home device.  Speakers with pleasing full baritones were no good on early radio.    The Transatlantic accent made Americans sound vaguely British, but how can you make British people sound more British, like, the maximum amount of Britishness, like a cup of earl grey tea served with a dry scone smeared with marmalade and imperialism.  You teach them Received Pronunciation.  Received Pronunciation, or RP, is the instantly recognisable super-British accent often described as The Queen's English', ‘Oxford English' or ‘BBC English.'  RP is described as “the standard form of British English pronunciation,” though only 2% or so of Brits speak it.   So where did Transatlantic pronunciation go?  Linguist William Labov noted that Mid-Atlantic speech fell out of favor after World War II, as fewer teachers taught it to their students and radio and movie sound technology evolved to handle bass.  It's not gone entirely, though.  British expats like Anthony Hopkins still use it and it pops up in place of actors' natural British accents in movies.  The example that leaps to my mind is Warwick Davis.  You also know him as The Leprechaun, Professor Fliwick in Harry Potter, among 80 other roles.  For his first major film role as the titular Willow in 1988, he was taught the Transatlantic accent because the studio heads thought that Americans wouldn't be able to understand his British accent.  *sigh*  I could probably do a whole episode on executives thinking the average person was sub-moronic.  Did you ever once have a problem with Warwick Davis' accent, or anything less clear than Brad Pitt in Snatch?  Pop on to our social media…

Protagonist Podcasts
The W Show - Episode 1 - Sarah Brady, AC Connecticut

Protagonist Podcasts

Play Episode Listen Later Jan 11, 2022 49:56


On the first episode of one of our newest shows, The W Show, Lis brings on our new favorite Scouser, Sarah Brady, head coach of AC Connecticut. Lis and Sarah talk about Sarah's life growing up around football in Liverpool since the age of 2 and how it brought her to the US and more specifically, AC Connecticut. They also talk about building a pipeline of talent that wants to stay with your academy, what ACC is doing right in that regard, and how USL has been amazing in creating infrastructure to ensure their new teams are successful.   If your org would like to come on to The W Show, or you know of someone in the league who would be a great guest, let Lis know at elisabethschendel@protagonistsoccer.com!  

Seattle Sucks
Ending the Myth - EXTRA CREDIT – Ethnic Cleansing in Connecticut

Seattle Sucks

Play Episode Listen Later Jan 10, 2022 43:56


Brian reads an excerpt from Edwin Black's War Against the Weak to Munya about a massive ethnic cleansing plan drawn up by the state of Connecticut in 1938. This excerpt shows that the United States had more than a minor dalliance with Nazi-style eugenics.

Everyday Discernment
Season 2: Episode 27- Justin Kendrick on discipleship habits that lead to explosive spiritual growth

Everyday Discernment

Play Episode Listen Later Jan 10, 2022 41:48


Order my new book- "Eyes on Jesus: A 90-Day Discernment Devotional" now!  This is a must-read for your personal quiet time with Jesus. Order here https://amzn.to/3vIArYY My guest this week is Justin Kendrick.  Justin is the lead pastor of Vox Church, which he founded in 2011 with a small group of friends on the doorstep of Yale University. Since then, Vox has grown to multiple locations across New England. Justin and his wife live outside New Haven, Connecticut with their four children.  Justin's newest book is called Bury Your Ordinary.In this episode we discussUnderstanding delays in the discernment processCentering habits and daily disciplinesFollowing the promptings of the Holy SpiritStrategic ways to find the lostThe most effective way to witnessThe importance of grace as foundational identityWhy we should desire obedienceWhat this season of shaking means for your spirituallyQuotes from this episode:"Stop resisting the strategies of heaven you can't see.""Knowledge without application leads to self-deception."For more information on Justin Kendrick:Go his church's website to hear his sermons http://voxchurch.org/To find more about his new book and get the FREE small group workbook go to https://www.buryyourordinary.com/Follow Justin on Instagram https://www.instagram.com/pastorjustinkendrick/ For more information on the ministry of Discerning Dad:Check out my recently updated website!  https://discerning-dad.com/Want to start or grow your online ministry?  Get my free 5-day training at ministryfunnels.netFollow me on a new site for Christian Creators called Faithful where you can also support me as a contributor https://faithful.place/users/discerningdadYou can purchase my book this podcast is based on, Everyday Discernment: The Importance of Spirit-led decision making, on Amazon https://amzn.to/3dDGKVwBecome a patron supporter and get exclusive benefits such as my second podcast and much more https://www.patreon.com/Discerningdad

Blunt Force Truth
Biden Incompetence by Design? – an Interview with Scott Shepard

Blunt Force Truth

Play Episode Listen Later Jan 10, 2022 66:51


Today's show rundown: Nancy Pelosi is at it again, this time it is the 14th amendment that they are trying to use to keep people out of office. She is claiming that because she believes Trump was involved with “The Insurrection” that due to section 3 of the 14th amendment, he could be banned from running for office again. Mark does not believe for a moment that Chuck has NO interest in dating AOC, who believes everyone is md at her because they want to date her. Has Nancy Pelosi actually ever enforced or lived to her oath of office in her career? Do you think this tactic will work? Shutting down all the republicans because they would be labeled “traitors or terrorists”. This was a Civil War era addition, in order to keep radical confederates from running for office. Schmeck…calls NORAD for a Santa Claus update…instead, he gets the President taking live phone calls from the NORAD Christmas line. So, Mr. Schmeck, who was expecting to hear a phone recorder, got Biden. Schmeck ends the call with a “Let's go Brandon” …to which the President AGREED…and said Yeah…lets go Brandon”. It is safe to say, that The President of the United States is not right in the head. Scott Shepard is a fellow at the National Center as well as the director of the National Center's Free Enterprise Project, the conservative movement's only full-service shareholder activism and education program. Scott has taught at law schools including the Wake Forest School of Law in North Carolina and the Willamette University College of Law in Oregon. He is the author of the legal textbook Wills, Trusts and Estates in Context. He previously served as a policy director with the Yankee Institute in Connecticut and the manager of the Water Law Project at the Pacific Legal Institute. He also has experience in government and private practice. Scott earned his Juris Doctorate from the University of Virginia, a master's degree from Vanderbilt University and a Bachelor of Arts degree from the University of Richmond. https://nationalcenter.org/ https://nationalcenter.org/ncppr/2021/12/14/biden-incompetence-by-design/ https://hypnotisingbook.com/ https://worldmission.cc/donate-humanitarianoutreach/

whistlekick Martial Arts Radio
Episode 674 - Sifu Tommy Given

whistlekick Martial Arts Radio

Play Episode Listen Later Jan 10, 2022 98:43


Sifu Tommy Given is a Martial Arts practitioner and instructor at the Green Mountain Martial Arts Club. When I teach, I say this all the time: there's no such thing as bad art, just a bad artist... Sifu Tommy Given - Episode 674 What could a giraffe and this martial artist have in common? Sifu Tommy Given, who started to train at his local boy's club, fell in love with Martial Arts when he was invited to train in Kung Fu at the age of 10. Presently, in the spirit of his childhood boy's club, Sifu Tommy Given has an outreach for Martial Arts where he teaches for free at the Green Mountain Martial Arts Club in Connecticut. In this episode, Sifu Tommy Given talks extensively about his Martial Arts outreach and his journey as a martial artist. Listen and join the conversation! Show Notes You may check out Sifu Tommy Given's outreach at Green Mountain Martial Arts Club.

Duck Season Somewhere
Duck Hunting "The Constitutional State"

Duck Season Somewhere

Play Episode Listen Later Jan 10, 2022 88:00


Ramsey connects with friend-client Jon Esposito for a few days duck hunting in the "Constitutional State" of Connecticut, learning that in some ways it's anything but. What's easier to get in Pakistan than in Connecticut? How and what do they duck hunt in second-smallest US state? Connecticut duck hunters are a whole 'nuther level of seriously committed as this conversation explains.   Please subscribe, rate and review Duck Season Somewhere podcast. Share your favorite episodes with friends! Business inquiries and comments contact Ramsey Russell ramsey@getducks.com   Podcast Sponsors: BOSS Shotshells Benelli Shotguns Kanati Waterfowl Taxidermy Mojo Outdoors Tom Beckbe Flash Back Decoys Voormi GetDucks USHuntList   It's really duck season somewhere for 365 days per year. Follow Ramsey Russell's worldwide duck hunting adventures as he chases real duck hunting experiences all year long: Instagram @ramseyrussellgetducks YouTube @GetDucks Facebook @GetDucks.com

The Wedding Biz - Behind the Scenes of the Wedding Business
Episode 395 ROBIN AND JEFFREY SELDEN: Continuing a Legacy

The Wedding Biz - Behind the Scenes of the Wedding Business

Play Episode Listen Later Jan 10, 2022 37:22


Welcome to 2022! Kicking off the new year is a great interview with not one but two guests – siblings Robin Selden and Jeffrey Selden of Marcia Selden Catering, with Robin a managing partner and the executive chef and Jeffrey a managing director and managing partner. With offices in Connecticut and New York City, Marcia Selden Catering holds the esteemed honor of being the first ever catering company to be inducted into the Restaurant Association's Hall of Fame, and they were also named to The Knot Weddings Hall of Fame and best caterer and best of the Gold Coast by Moffly Media. Robin and Jeffrey were also both named two of the 100 most inspiring people in the wedding industry by The Knot and have also been the recipients of various other prestigious recognitions! Robin and Jeffrey are siblings, the children of the founder of the company, Marcia Selden, and they both reflect on what that was like growing up. They elaborate upon how they each ended up deciding to join the family business and what distinguishes them from other companies in the industry. They also discuss various other aspects of the business such as how they handle stress and anxiety, how they market themselves via social media platforms, how they manage to stay relevant, what their hopes and objectives are for the future, and so much more! Andy has run into Robin and Jeffrey on various occasions so is very appreciative of this conversation that he was able to have with them to get to know them a little bit better. Be sure to visit Marcia Selden Catering's website and social media handles, and until the next episode of The Wedding Biz, please be sure to share this interview with at least three good friends and/or colleagues who might also benefit from and/or enjoy it, and leave a review of the podcast wherever you listen! Have you heard about the brand new show on The Wedding Biz Network, Stop and Smell the Roses with Preston Bailey? Listen as Preston shares the secrets, tools, and technologies behind his extraordinary ability to create a theatrical environment out of any space. Also, don't forget about Sean Low's podcast The Business of Being Creative, where Sean discusses the power of being niched, pricing strategies, metrics of success, and so much more. You can find both shows on The Wedding Biz Network.   SUPPORTING THE WEDDING BIZ Become a patron and support Andy and the show! If you are so inspired, contribute!   Time Stamps [0:47] – Today's guests are revealed to be Robin Selden and Jeffrey Selden of Marcia Selden Catering. [2:10] – Jeffrey reflects on their childhood and what it was like having Marcia Selden as their mother. [3:15] – Robin discusses her mother having been a role model for her. [5:08] – Robin shares when she knew that she wanted to go into this industry. [6:49] – We learn that Jeffrey knew that he wanted to go into this industry at a very young age. [9:07] – Robin outlines the process that they go through with clients. [12:20] – Robin stresses the importance of their clientele getting to know them. [15:15] – We learn more about Robin's and Jeffrey's social media platforms. [17:58] – Jeffrey shares a story that is especially memorable for him. [20:49] – Robin offers her own insight on memorable experiences with Marcia Selden Catering. [21:36] – Robin comments upon how she and Jeffrey handle stress and anxiety. [24:22] – We discover how Robin and Jeffrey were able to build on what their mother established. [26:28] – Jeffrey shares insight regarding how they have stayed relevant in this industry. [28:52] – Robin shares how she believes their company has stayed relevant. [30:54] – Jeffrey discusses research and development. [32:53] – We learn that Robin loves being challenged by their clients. [33:45] – Jeffrey reveals his goals and hopes for the future. [36:22] – Andy reveals where we can find Robin and Jeffrey online.   Find Robin and Jeffrey: Marcia Selden Catering - WebsiteMarcia Selden Catering - Facebook PageMarcia Selden Catering - Instagram PageRobin's Instagram PageJeffrey's Instagram Page   Follow The Wedding Biz on Social: The Wedding Biz The Wedding Biz on Instagram: @theweddingbiz The Wedding Biz on Facebook: @theweddingbiz The Wedding Biz Network The Music Makers   Support The Wedding Biz by clicking here.   Title Sponsor: This episode is sponsored by Kushner Entertainment & PartySlate.  

Hard Factor
1/10/22: Father & Son Duo Take OnlyFans By Storm, RIP Bob Saget, & Kazakhstan Protests Turn Even More Deadly

Hard Factor

Play Episode Listen Later Jan 10, 2022 71:30


On today's Hard Factor Facebook META is taking over Austin, RIP Bob Saget, Kazakhstan protests turn deadly with shoot to kill orders given to military, John Deere unveils its autonomous tractor, skiers in North Carolina are soaked while on chair lift, woman stuffs 13 year old son in trunk to quarantine him, father & son duo taking over onlyfans (00:50:15), Quebec figures out how to get people vaccinated, Turkey changes its name, tragedy in Brazil & Connecticut girls high school basketball team shows no mercy (00:59:00) (00:00:00) - Timestamps Cup of Coffee in the Big Time (00:05:20) - Fun Fact: First Time World His 1 Billion Population (00:07:30) - Holidays: National Oysters Rockefeller Day, National Save The Eagles Day (00:09:25) - This Day in History: 49 BC Julius Caesar Crosses The Rubicon & 1999 The Sopranos Premiered On HBO (00:12:30) - RIP Bob Saget (00:16:05) - Facebook META Taking Over Austin (00:19:30) - #4 - Kazakhstan Protests Have Turned Very Deadly & Orders Of “Shoot To Kill” Issued (00:23:00) - #3 - Moped Driver Killed When He Struck Deer (00:24:20 - #2 - John Deere Unveils Autonomous Tractor (00:28:40) - #1 - Skiers In North Carolina Get Blasted By Geyser After Man Strikes Water & Air Hydrant (00:37:50) - Covidiots - Will Takes Us Through A Variety Of Stories Covering People Acting A Fool When It Comes To Covid (00:39:04) - Woman Stuffs 13 Year Old Son In Trunk To Quarantine Him While She Went Through Drive Thru Covid Test (00:42:45) - Star NHL Forward And Former San Jose Shark Evander Kane placed On Waivers For Breach Of AHL Covid Protocols TikTok International Moment (00:48:05) - Canada - Quebec Figures How To Get People Vaccinated, By Making Liquor Stores and Cannabis Stores Require Vax Cards (00:50:15) - UK - Father & Son Duo Taking OnlyFans By Storm (00:54:20) - Brazil - Tragic Accident Involving Giant Rock Falling On Tourist Boats (00:57:15) - Turkey - Turkey Is Officially Changing Its Name To Turkiye (00:59:00) - Connecticut Girls High School Basketball Team Shows No Mercy On Opponent These stories, and much more, brought to you by our incredible sponsors: HelloFresh - Go to HelloFresh.com/hardfactor16 and use code hardfactor16 for up to 16 free meals AND 3 free gifts! Go to store.hardfactor.com and patreon.com/hardfactor to support the pod with incredible merch and bonus podcasts Leave us a Voicemail at 512-270-1480, send us a voice memo to hardfactorvoicemail@gmail.com, and/or leave a 5-Star review on Apple Podcasts to hear it on Friday's show Other Places to Listen: Spotify, Google Podcasts, Stitcher, Lots More... Watch Full Episodes on YouTube Follow @HardFactorNews on Instagram, Twitter, TikTok, and Facebook

The Conspiracy Show with Richard Syrett
Financial & Geopolitical Astrology & UFO Disclosure in 2021

The Conspiracy Show with Richard Syrett

Play Episode Listen Later Jan 10, 2022 104:26


FINANCIAL AND GEOPOLTICAL ASTROLOGY In the first hour, Richard welcomes an astrologer to discuss how planetary alignments will affect finance, geopolitics and civil unrest in the coming year. ? http://www.williamstickevers.com/ Guest: William Stickevers utilizes a broad scope of political, economic, psychological, spiritual, and metaphysical knowledge to systematically explore possibilities about the future and how they can emerge from the present by weaving current secular trends, geopolitical factors, and mundane astrological portents. A counseling astrologer since 1988, mostly in New York City and now in San Francisco, William is well versed in psychological, Horary, Electional, Medieval, and Renaissance branches of astrology, certified in Astro*Carto*Graphy, and worked with Alphee Lavoie of Astrological Institute of Research (AIR). William has lectured for the National Council for Geocosmic Research, American Federation of Astrologers, the Astrological Society of Connecticut, the San Francisco Astrological Society, and in Germany, Romania, and Japan. In addition to being one of five astrologers recommended on Michael Lutin's Financial Astrology page, William has been invited by Kepler College, "We the People" and the Stars Online Astrology Event, and the META Center (NYC) to participate on panel discussions on the 2016 U.S. Presidential Election, the political and economic future of the U.S., and the Mayan 5th Age, respectively. UFO/ET DISCLOSURE: THE YEAR THAT WAS In the second half, Richard speaks with one of Canada's top UFO/ET Disclosure advocates and UAP researchers for a look back at the major events of 2021 that shaped the disclosure movement. ? http://zlandcommunications.blogspot.com/ Guest: Victor Viggiani is a retired school Principal from Toronto, Ontario, Canada. He has a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Sociology and Psychology (York University Toronto Ontario Canada) and a Masters in Educational Administration and Curriculum Development (Brock University, St. Catherines, Ontario, Canada). Victor's research and analysis of anomalous aerial phenomenon spans over 30 years. His experience involves UFO sightings report investigation, counselling work with individuals reporting anomalous experiences, presentations and journalism in the field of ETI Disclosure issues. Listen live every Sunday at 11pm on Zoomer Radio

Geobreeze Travel
Episode 64 - More Creative Ways to Earn Points with Eric Manaog

Geobreeze Travel

Play Episode Listen Later Jan 9, 2022 36:08


Eric Manaog from @pointsandtravels and his wife Mary Ann migrated from the Philippines to Connecticut 2004 with their 3 kids and have embraced the world of traveling for next to no cost using points and miles. In this episode, Eric and I discuss how his family was able to earn millions of points quickly so that they could travel in business class by purchasing different gift cards. We also discuss which of the methods mentioned in this episode are no longer available, and which ones he's still able to do today. One of the most popular ways to earn a lot of points by purchasing gift cards is with the Chase Ink Business Cash card. This card earns 5x points at office supply stores and with other categories such as cable, phone, internet, and more. Staples often runs sales where they waive the activation fees on Visa gift cards. That means, you could use a Chase Ink Business Cash card to purchase a fee-free Visa gift card and then use that Visa gift card almost anywhere, effectively earning 5x on anything! As Eric mentions in this episode, you don't need a large business to qualify for cards like this. Side gigs such as tutoring, babysitting, UberDriving, selling on Ebay, and many other part-time activities have qualified people for business credit cards, which have fantastic perks! Remember, never ever apply for a credit card on Google. Always use a friend or creator's link to apply to help us earn points or commissions. If you're interested in supporting this show when you apply for your next card, check out the links in the show notes. And now, on with the show! Chase Ink Business Cash Card: https://milevalue.com/creditcards/chase-ink-business-cash/?aff=gbt Download Fluz at: https://joinfluz.app.link/GEOBREEZETRAVELPODCAST You can find Eric at: Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/pointsandtravels You can find Julia at: Website: https://www.geobreezetravel.com Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/geobreezetravel Credit card links: https://www.geobreezetravel.com/cards Masterclasses: https://www.geobreezetravel.com/hangouts Patreon to access recordings of masterclasses: https://www.patreon.com/geobreezetravel Award travel coaching call: https://www.geobreezetravel.com/calendly Sign up for the newsletter and get exclusive access to sign up for free coaching calls: https://www.geobreezetravel.com/free-coaching Geobreeze Travel is part of an affiliate sales network and receives compensation for sending traffic to partner sites, such as milevalue .com. This compensation may impact how and where links appear on this site. This site does not include all financial companies or all available financial offers. Terms apply to American Express benefits and offers. Enrollment may be required for select American Express benefits and offers. Visit americanexpress .com to learn more.

Scott Horton Show - Just the Interviews
1/7/22 Bill Ottman on Alternative Social Networks and the Future of the Internet

Scott Horton Show - Just the Interviews

Play Episode Listen Later Jan 8, 2022 43:33


Scott is joined by Bill Ottman, the co-founder and CEO of Minds — a blockchain-based social network. After Twitter banned Dr. Robert Malone for spreading alleged medical misinformation, many have been voicing frustration with the major social networks. And although some alternatives have been gaining in popularity, nothing has taken off as the new place as of yet. Ottman and Scott discuss the landscape of alternative social networks, the features these networks are offering and what we can expect as the internet continues to evolve.  Discussed on the show: Dr. Robert Malone on the Joe Rogan Experience Bill Ottman is an Internet entrepreneur and freedom of information activist based in Connecticut. He is also the CEO and co-founder of Minds.  This episode of the Scott Horton Show is sponsored by: The War State and Why The Vietnam War?, by Mike Swanson; Tom Woods' Liberty Classroom; ExpandDesigns.com/Scott; EasyShip; Free Range Feeder; Thc Hemp Spot; Green Mill Supercritical; Bug-A-Salt and Listen and Think Audio. Shop Libertarian Institute merch or donate to the show through Patreon, PayPal or Bitcoin: 1DZBZNJrxUhQhEzgDh7k8JXHXRjYu5tZiG.

3 Martini Lunch
Dem Agenda Sinking, December Jobs Disappointment, Ned's Nursing Home Nightmare

3 Martini Lunch

Play Episode Listen Later Jan 7, 2022 19:48


Join Jim and Greg as they welcome the news that Senate Dems have virtually no hope of advancing their bill to federalize elections and BBB isn't faring any better. They wince as the December jobs report once again comes in way below expectations. And they throw up their hands as Connecticut orders COVID-positive patients into nursing homes.Please visit our great sponsors:My Pillow https://www.mypillow.comNo supply chain issues with My Pillow! Shop now with confidence. Use code MARTINI at check out.

Broken Brain with Dhru Purohit
#255: The Wild and Crazy Science on How to Age in Reverse with Dr. Kara Fitzgerald

Broken Brain with Dhru Purohit

Play Episode Listen Later Jan 6, 2022 88:35


This episode is brought to you by InsideTracker, BiOptimizers, and Eight Sleep.It's true: getting older is inevitable and our chronological age can only move in one direction. But we also have a biological age, which scientists can measure by assessing how our genes are expressed through epigenetics. This week on The Dhru Purohit Podcast, Dhru sat down with Dr. Kara Fitzgerald to talk about the exciting new research that shows that our biological age can actually move in reverse and her groundbreaking, clinical trial that proved it's possible.Dr. Fitzgerald received her doctorate of naturopathic medicine from the National College of Natural Medicine in Portland, Oregon. She is on faculty at the Institute for Functional Medicine, and is in private practice in Sandy Hook, Connecticut. Her study Potential Reversal of Epigenetic Age Using a Diet and Lifestyle Intervention: A Pilot Randomized Clinical Trial is the first of its kind to show biological age reversal in humans.In this episode, we dive into: -The top three things you can do to age in reverse (6:56)-Why stress is one of the biggest drives of aging (8:43) -How much of our genes are set in stone (13:17) -How epigenetics are involved in cellular aging (18:58)-DNA methylation and how it powerfully influences epigenetic expression (22:03)-Zombie cells and aging (32:35)-What we can learn from the centenarians of Sardinia (41:33) -Biological age vs. chronological age (45:56)-Dr. Fitzgerald's study for aging in reverse (50:41)-How trauma can impact genetic expression (1:15:34) This episode is brought to you by InsideTracker, BiOptimizers, and Eight Sleep.InsideTracker looks at everything from metabolic and inflammatory markers to nutrients and hormones. Traditional lab tests can be hard to read on your own, but InsideTracker makes their results easy to understand and provides tips on how to use food first for optimal nutrition. Right now, they're offering my podcast community 25% off. Just go to insidetracker.com/DHRU. BiOptimizers Magnesium Breakthrough contains 7 different forms of magnesium, which all have different functions in the body. I haven't found anything else like it on the market. Right now, BiOptimizers is offering my audience 10% off. Just head over to magbreathrough.com/dhru, with code DHRU10. There's nothing worse than restlessness, nasty night sweats, and constant tossing and turning when you just want some restful deep sleep. If any of these problems are plaguing your sleep, it might be time to get serious about your sleep hygiene by investing in Eight Sleep. Eight Sleep is the only system on the market that actively regulates temperature using their patented hydro-powered cooling technology and automatically gives you personalized recommendations on your ideal temperature zone. Go to eightsleep.com/dhru and use code DHRU to check out the Pod Pro mattress or mattress cover and save $150 at checkout. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

Real Crime Profile
"Black and Missing" with Soledad O'Brien - Part 2

Real Crime Profile

Play Episode Listen Later Jan 5, 2022 31:08


We continue our interview with Soledad O'Brien about her new HBO docu-series “Black and Missing”. Jim and Soledad talk about how the word “missing” is problematic as it can downshift the urgency of the public and law enforcement to find a person who is at risk. Laura applauds the series for focusing on women and girls of color, who often do not have a voice and are disproportionately affected by sex trafficking. https://blackandmissinginc.com#blackandmissing#neverstopsearching#soledado'brien#derricawilson#nathaliewilson#hbodocumentariesPLEASE SUPPORT OUR SPONSORSBOLL & BRANCH SHEETS -The Signature Hemmed Sheets from Boll & Branch are a best-seller for a reason. Buttery-soft lightweight organic cotton in a classic sateen weave for sheets that get softer over time. Not too hot, not too cool. The perfect year-round sheets for most sleepers. There's nothing worse than fitted sheets that don't fit. 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