Stories of vampires can be found in nearly every culture across the globe. Contrary to Western beliefs, Vampires have been around since long before Bram Stoker‘s 'Dracula' popularized them. The history of vampires is a long and dark. Join us as we take a deep dive into the historical origins of the rise and popularization of vampires and vampirism in the western world. --- Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/patrick-conn/support
Contrary to what many believe, nobody accidentally falls into calamity. Not really. There are always warning signs along the way that clearly show that a path leads to an undesirable end. But when we are blind to these signs, ignore them or even choose to carry in spite of them, the consequences can be devastating. In this episode, I teach how you can easily identify the slippery slope that leads to danger and safeguard yourself from becoming lured onto it. This is Olawunmi Brigue, Transformational Life Coach and the Creator of the SuperAbundant Woman (SAW) membership and Goal Execution & Mastery System (GEMS) coaching program. Her work is dedicated to training Christians to transform their lives, homes, and society by skilfully deploying the unstoppable force of God's word. Find out more at superabundantwoman.com
Awesemo's team of NFL daily fantasy football experts have been sharpening their tools throughout the offseason to help prepare you to make the most out of your NFL DFS lineups. Today's show is one you definitely don't want to miss as we bring you an All-Star cast to host Saturday's NFL On the Contrary: Contrarian Week 5 Daily Fantasy NFL Picks & Fades. Join Dave "Loughy" Loughran, T.J. Hernandez and Alex Baker as they provide you with the top sleepers and contrarian picks you need to know to take down the DFS slates in Week 5 The guys will break down the daily fantasy slates on DraftKings and FanDuel, analyze pricing and find the best picks for your daily fantasy football lineups. Sponsored by PrizePicks.Get 25% off First Week of Awesemo+ Platinum: http://awese.moe/ONTHECONTRARYLive stream sponsored by PrizePicks.Get a $100 Instant Deposit Match at PrizePicks with promo code: AWESEMOhttps://www.awesemo.com/prizepicks-promo-codes/New Users! Get 25% OFF your First Week of Awesemo+ Platinum here: http://awese.moe/NFLSTRATEGYSHOW Subscribe to our Fantasy Football channel http://awese.moe/FFSub Subscribe to our Sports Betting channel http://awese.moe/OddsSub Get access to exclusive Awesemo promos, giveaways, and featured content for FREE by joining our daily newsletter: https://www.awesemo.com/email/Awesemo's NFL DFS Strategy, Picks, & ToolsNFL Home Page: https://www.awesemo.com/nfl/NFL DFS Podcasts: https://www.awesemo.com/podcast/NFL DFS Projections: https://www.awesemo.com/nfl/nfl-dfs-p...NFL DFS Rankings: https://www.awesemo.com/nfl/dfs-ranki...NFL DFS Ownership Projections: https://www.awesemo.com/nfl/nfl-owner...NFL DFS Top Stacks: https://www.awesemo.com/nfl/dfs-top-s...NFL Data Central: https://www.awesemo.com/nfl/nfl-data-...NFL DFS Showdown Top Plays: https://www.awesemo.com/nfl/awesemos-...NFL Betting Picks: https://www.awesemo.com/odds/nfl-bett...#NFLDFS #NFLDFSPicks #DraftKings #FanDuel #DraftKingsNFL #FanDuelNFL #Week5 #NFLPicks #NFLWeek5More Awesemo PlatformsYouTube | http://awese.moe/youtubeTwitter | @Awesemo_Com | http://awese.moe/TwitterInstagram | @Awesemo_Com | http://awese.moe/IGFacebook | @AwesemoCom | http://awese.moe/FBFacebook Group | http://awese.moe/FBgroupApple Podcasts | http://awese.moe/podSpotify | http://awese.moe/SpotifyTwitch | http://awese.moe/Twitch
Hi everybody - Welcome to the second edition of the Life School Weekly! This week we are unlocking three guides that we hope will help elevate your quality of living. 🗝 Unlocked this week: 🥡 Sprucing Up Leftovers ⚡️📓 (3 min read; 4 min listen): There’s an old saying, “every food has a purpose and a re-purpose.” Working with leftovers is one of the ultimate ways to lean into this philosophy. Both challenging and rewarding, sprucing up leftovers will stretch your prowess as a scrappy & creative home chef. 🧼 Washing the Dishes 🎬 (2 min read; 3 min listen): With a plan of attack, you can blast through that tower of gunk before you know it. Sparkling sinks make for happy people, so give these tips & tricks a try. 💞 The Etiquette of Dating 📓 (10 min read; 19 min listen): Contrary to popular belief, etiquette in dating is not outdated, nor is chivalry dead. Both, however, have evolved in the modern era. From swiping to snuggling, let these tips & tricks inspire you to elevate your game. 🔒 Premium-Only🧳🏡 The Etiquette of Overnight Hosting & Guesting 📓 (5 min read; 9 min listen): Are you confident in your manners & skillsets as a houseguest or host? This guide is nearly complete and could use a final review. Have feedback? Did we miss something? Please leave a comment. 🙏Have a great weekend! ~ Michelle & the Life School TeamHave an idea for a Life School guide? Weigh in on our content roadmap here.Want to learn more about Life School? Check out the new About Us page. Symbol guide: 🎬 = video | 📓 = reference guide |⚡️ = hack | 🌟 = guest star This is a public episode. Get access to private episodes at www.trylifeschool.com/subscribe
On today's episode, we are joined by Azzam Zahir, Global Director of Insider Threat and Security at General Motors. He discusses his journey in becoming a leader in his field and what he has learned in that process. Journey to Leadership After finishing school, Azzam took it upon himself to seek opportunities and work extremely hard in any job assigned to him. His inquisitive mindset helped to forge his path. In 2007/2008 was when his title changed to being a leader. His strengths in managing with influence helped him to take on that leadership role. The transition to the role involved understanding the new responsibility of managing people. His biggest fear going into the position was the fear of failing as a people leader. He worried about giving them the necessary time and attention to allow them to succeed. An unexpected challenge was the day to day management tasks. Review How does Azzam review people and give them feedback? Contrary to the typical HR review process, he does it early and often. Don't wait until a review period to give constructive feedback. This can eliminate some of the nervousness and help people to be more receptive to the feedback. What cornerstones of leadership does Azzam expect? Leaders should allow people to be their individual selves and bring their uniqueness to the table. Let them do work that makes sense with the skills they already have. Young Azzam What advice would Azzam give to his younger self? One thing, which is challenging, is don't chase the money. Focus on the career, not the jobs being offered to you. If the job doesn't offer you great opportunities for career growth, reconsider taking it. It is important to know how to leave a job if that is what you want. Receiving a counter to make you stay doesn't fix the reasons why you wanted to leave the job. When young, it can be hard not to want things to go really fast. Job Vs Career How can you know the difference between a job and a career? Mentorship is really helpful with this. Have both an internal and external mentor. Your internal mentor will help you navigate politically within the organization and avoid pitfalls. Your external mentor has no association with the company so they can give outside perspective. The mix of the two insights provides a happy medium. The internal mentor will likely be more challenging to establish. Diversity and Inclusion Azzam presents an exercise that has benefits for diversity and inclusion. The exercise surrounds coming up with a short questionnaire. It asked things such as: Where did you grow up? How many languages do you speak? What is your educational background? They anonymously answered and mapped out the responses. You can watch people making assumptions of who they think answered. You can discover new similarities and discover people's strengths in the differences. This is a great way to connect your teams and build trust/awareness. Who to Look for in a Team Look for active learners. The education you have is in the past. What are they still learning? You want a team that will continue to grow and evolve. Being a New CISO Azzam advises that the information is out there. Don't sit around waiting for change. The CISO needs to be proactive in moving their teams towards the change versus reacting to it. Links: Exabeam Podcasts
Contrary to message boards and drunk uncles everywhere trans identities have always been baked into our DNA and present in our society. Revisionist histories and burned books have often failed to highlight these stories which is why it is such a privilege to have the opportunity to host the ACA's own Stephanie Helms. Join Nate and Arden as we explore the personal and the passionate in Stephanie's life as a preacher's kid, a sailor and an athlete while navigating a world of bigotry and confusion. Her story plus your calls and what's turning us on this week!
[00:30] Pfizer Vaccine Included Aborted Fetal Tissue (15 minutes) A whistleblower from Pfizer came forward to Project Veritas and revealed that Pfizer is using aborted fetal tissue in its vaccine. She exposed Pfizer for its lies and for trying to hide the truth from the general public. [15:30] Breakthrough COVID Cases Unexplained (10 minutes) Dr. Anthony Fauci was asked by a CNBC commentator why she and her family still got the virus after being vaccinated. Fauci is not about to say that the vaccine is not working. So, he couldn't give her a straight answer. [25:30] The Canadian Vaccine Cult (8 minutes) In Canada, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau is declaring a nationwide requirement of vaccination for all people 12 years and older by the end of November. Otherwise, they cannot work for the government or travel by plane in Canada. Persecuting the unvaccinated is now in full swing. [33:45] The Election Steal (5 minutes) Yesterday on Fox News, Jesse Watters broke ranks with his colleagues and actually commented on the Maricopa County election audit and the 57,000 illegal ballots. Besides this, Fox News has been all but silent on the election steal. [39:20] Bible Study: The Hope of the Second Resurrection (15 minutes) Contrary to popular belief, all who have ever lived will have their opportunity to receive God's truth, and ultimately, eternal life! As the Apostle Peter wrote, God will not have anyone perish, but would “that all should come to repentance.”
Contrary to the teaching of some, this earthly journey is not filled with fun and games, riches and material blessings. We cannot speak away or deny the yoke we have been given; we cannot pretend that the burden of the cross is not a daily reality. HSys
Contrary to our culture of speed, the way of Jesus is marked by a slow, patient journey. In that journey we come to discover grace and compassion for ourselves and others. Listen as we discover how God works through this slow, patient process.
Leo of Brazil psychedelic Irish band Harmundi shares how an improvisational set of tunes turned into their brand new single. Marc Gunn infuses a traditional Irish song with a little taste of New Orleans. WHO'S PLAYING IN THE PUB TODAY Welcome to Pub Songs & Stories. This is the Virtual Public House for musicians to share the stories and inspiration behind their music with your host Marc Gunn. Subscribe to the podcast and download free music at PubSong.com. 0:28 - NEWS Today's show is brought to you by my Gunn Runners on Patreon. They get to hear the show before you do. They get MP3s of played in this show. And of course, I have lots of other exclusive podcasts and blogs that I share there. Special thanks to Gabriel Eggers, Jessica Asbury, Patricia deVarennes What new patreon content was added? I posted a review of my trips to Dragon Con and Gen Con in September. I posted 2 new MP3s from earlier in the year. Most were recorded for this podcast. But I'll be songwriting more in the months to come as I launch season 2 of the In the ‘Verse podcast with Mikey Mason. That's where we watch a pop culture TV show and then write a song about it. The ZERO episode of Season 2 was released on Saturday. Upcoming Shows: OCT 7: Browncoat Drinking Songs on Coffee with The Celtfather, OCT 15-17: Multiverse, Atlanta, GA, OCT 21: Firefly Drinking Songs on Celtfather Live on Bandcamp. Save when you join the Gunn Runners Club. 2:02 - STORY OF CELTIC IMPROV Harmundi is a Celtic band out of Sao Paolo, Brazil. Leo of Harmundi shares how an improvisational set of tunes turned into their brand new single. We like to call our music "psychedelic Irish music" because a great part of it is made out of improvisations, in a real-time dialogue between the instruments. Among our sets, one in particular, called "Jump At The Morrison" has been present in every show we ever played and in each one of our albums – although every time it is iterated in a significantly different way, because at least half of it is created on-spot with no time limit. We based our new single on this set. The Pandemics proved a time to abandon our comfort zones, so we decided to record it as a single in yet a newer way: stripped out of both tunes (Jump At The Sun and Morrison's Jig), leaving only the improvs. Contrary to what we are also used to, the harmony was first composed by our guitarist, and the melodies were created following her progressions. The Pandemics were also a time for us to relearn our concepts of time and develop a new relationship with the "here and now". Because of that, we made it our shortest track yet, very different from the usual 6 - 10 minutes we're used to working with. And we made it with no clear beginning, middle or end, in a way some music traditions of the world work: it can either be looped (hence the name, which can also produce a "loop"), or be seen like a river that just flows forward – and, in that case, to watch it go is to simply stay with the flow of the present moment. The single was recorded in our personal home studios and mixed by our mandolinist. The artwork was designed by our flutist, who is also a photographer, based on one of his photos. 4:25 - “Op At The Lo” by Harmundi from single You can find more about Harmundi at Harmundi.art, and you can enjoy their “Jump at the Morrison” set on show #525 of the Irish & Celtic Music Podcast. You can also buy their music on Bandcamp, which is my favorite place to recommend you to buy, because that's where the artists get paid the most. If you enjoyed the music, check out the band and maybe buy some music and merch, follow them on social. Send them lots of love and money. 6:56 - SUPPORT WHAT YOU LOVE If this show made you happy, then join the Gunn Runners Club on Patreon. Your support pays for the production and promotion of my music and this podcast. If you have questions or comments, drop me an email. Save 15% with an annual membership. 7:11 - STORY OF JOHNNY JUMP UP In 1999, I was playing on the South Mall with the Brobdingnagian Bards. We played at lunchtime five days a week to try and improve our chops and maybe make a few fans. And fans we made. More and more people sat in the grass of the mall eating their lunch and listening to us play. At the end of one show, a man approached us and asked if we knew some Celtic bands. I was brand new to Celtic music at the time. I had no clue who The Wolfe Tones, The Irish Balladeers or Christy Moore were. But when he came back, he brought me a mixtape with a couple albums by those first two and a few tracks by Christy Moore as well. I ate it up. I listened to the cassette constantly. It was my true entry into the world of Celtic music. The two tracks by Christy Moore stood out the most. One was a brilliant, rockin' folk version of “Lanigan's Ball”. The fiddle and the bodhran. OMG. It was just amazing. The other was a ¾ time signature version of “Johnny Jump Up”. I soon added that to our repertoire. Our version stood out at Excalibur Fantasy Faire because of the rhythm. You see, the song was making its rounds on the faire circuit. The Bedlam Bards sang it. And there were a bunch of people at the Tavern who also sang it. But the later version was very poppy. I was anti-pop at the time. So the upbeat vocal harmonies just annoyed the hell out of me. It wasn't until last year that I realized Gaelic Storm released a version of “Johnny Jump Up” on their album “What's the Rumpus?”. I'm guessing that's where that upbeat version gained popularity. But who knows now. Nevertheless, when the Brobdingnagian Bards split up in 2008, I wanted to do something new with the song. I moved to New Orleans in 2009. When I sat down to record Happy Songs of Death, I decided to give it a little rhythm of my own. It turned into quite a fun song to sing. You can hear another version of me singing this song in show #222 St Patrick's Day Gift. I do highly recommend you check out that episode if you haven't. That's because I also sang on a Celtic Rock version of that song by Tuatha de Danann. It is insanely awesome. Next week, you get to hear a story and a tune by Muireann Nic Amhlaoibh from my 2019 Celtic Invasion of Dingle, Ireland. 9:58 - “Johnny Jump Up” by Marc Gunn from Happy Songs of Death Pub Songs & Stories was produced by Marc Gunn. The show is edited by Mitchell Petersen with graphics by Miranda Nelson Designs. You can subscribe and listen wherever you find podcasts. You can also subscribe to my mailing list. 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According to Mark Lazar, a Certified Financial Planner, wealth advisor, “Contrary to what you may hear from friends, family, teachers, the government, or the media—regardless of your race, color, religion, where you grew up, or current social status, you have the power to change your life in ways you never believed possible,” and he wrote a book to help you get there, Pathway to Prosperity, to take the mystery out of money.
We all have money questions. If you don't, you just haven't asked them yet. Today, we're answering questions from you—our audience, tribe, fans, those in a quest to control their money and financial future! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZiW3MeJiL7c There are some great ones here that might be on your mind too. So maybe you'll get the answer you've been needing. Then you can clear that hurdle and get one step closer to your goals. OR maybe it will prompt you to ask a question of your own. Find out and tune in now! Table of contentsDoes it Make Sense to Fund a Policy with a Loan?Should You Pay Off Your Mortgage ASAP?Can You Borrow Against Your Death Benefit?Why Can't You Simply Increase the Face Value of an Existing Policy?Is it Complicated to Prove Disability?What Insurance Companies Do You Suggest?What are the Interest Rates on a Policy Loan?Can I Do a 1035 Exchange Between Companies?What Are the Best Companies to Work with for Policy Loans?How Do Premiums Contribute to Cash Value?Isn't a Dividend Just a Refund of Premium? Book A Strategy Call Does it Make Sense to Fund a Policy with a Loan? A YouTube viewer of our show asked us the question, “Does it make sense to take out equity from an investment rental to start a policy and then borrow from that policy to reinvest in other investments?” We believe that it makes sense to have a life insurance policy as a foundation for your finances. This is because it protects your income, provides liquidity, and shields your money from creditors. On the other hand, properly funding a whole life insurance policy requires consistent payments. Depending on your funding source, it may not be wise to fund a policy with a loan if you don't have a strategy for paying premiums after that. This depends on your personal economy and your investing goals. The other reason for caution is that it can take a few years for your cash value to “break even.” While you are able to take a life insurance loan right away, your cash value will not immediately equal your premiums paid. It will take time to build your policy to a point where you can make larger investments. However, when you do reach that point, it's an excellent strategy to leverage policy loans for cash-flowing investments. Should You Pay Off Your Mortgage ASAP? This question comes from Lon, another viewer on YouTube. He shared with us a HELOC strategy, and ended with this hypothetical: “The other question that you really need to ask is: Is it really better to pay off my mortgage ASAP vs. using my available income for investing?” We agree that this is a great question to ask. The answer, again, is not black and white. There are two answers to this question: a mathematical answer, and an emotional one. Mathematically, it often doesn't make sense to accelerate payments because you lose control. Contrary to popular belief, the less you owe on your home, the more control the banks have. This is true because, in the event that you cannot pay your mortgage, the bank is less likely to foreclose when you have a large loan balance. This is because there's a chance the banks will be unable to make up the difference. On the other hand, if you're only a few years away from owning your house, it's easier for banks to foreclose. They can sell your property and have a much greater chance of making up the difference on the house. This doesn't necessarily mean you shouldn't pay down your mortgage. However, it does illustrate the benefits of saving or investing your additional income, rather than putting it into the house. You can build equity in a life insurance policy, then use that to pay down your home. This is one way to maintain control of your home and your money. Then, there's the emotional component. Sometimes, you just sleep better at night knowing that you're reducing your loan balance. To learn more: 15 vs. 30 Year Mortgage: Myths About Paying Off Your Mortgage
Awesemo's team of NFL daily fantasy football experts have been sharpening their tools throughout the offseason to help prepare you to make the most out of your NFL DFS lineups. Today's show is one you definitely don't want to miss as we bring you an All-Star cast to host Saturday's NFL On the Contrary: Contrarian Week 4 Daily Fantasy NFL Picks & Fades. Join Dave "Loughy" Loughran, Steve Buzzard and Ian Hartitz as they provide you with the top sleepers and contrarian picks you need to know to take down the DFS slates in Week 4 The guys will break down the daily fantasy slates on DraftKings and FanDuel, analyze pricing and find the best picks for your daily fantasy football lineups. Sponsored by PrizePicks.Get 25% off First Week of Awesemo+ Platinum: http://awese.moe/ONTHECONTRARYLive stream sponsored by PrizePicks.Get a $100 Instant Deposit Match at PrizePicks with promo code: AWESEMOhttps://www.awesemo.com/prizepicks-promo-codes/New Users! Get 25% OFF your First Week of Awesemo+ Platinum here: http://awese.moe/NFLSTRATEGYSHOW Subscribe to our Fantasy Football channel http://awese.moe/FFSub Subscribe to our Sports Betting channel http://awese.moe/OddsSub Get access to exclusive Awesemo promos, giveaways, and featured content for FREE by joining our daily newsletter: https://www.awesemo.com/email/Awesemo's NFL DFS Strategy, Picks, & ToolsNFL Home Page: https://www.awesemo.com/nfl/NFL DFS Podcasts: https://www.awesemo.com/podcast/NFL DFS Projections: https://www.awesemo.com/nfl/nfl-dfs-p...NFL DFS Rankings: https://www.awesemo.com/nfl/dfs-ranki...NFL DFS Ownership Projections: https://www.awesemo.com/nfl/nfl-owner...NFL DFS Top Stacks: https://www.awesemo.com/nfl/dfs-top-s...NFL Data Central: https://www.awesemo.com/nfl/nfl-data-...NFL DFS Showdown Top Plays: https://www.awesemo.com/nfl/awesemos-...NFL Betting Picks: https://www.awesemo.com/odds/nfl-bett...#NFLDFS #NFLDFSPicks #DraftKings #FanDuel #DraftKingsNFL #FanDuelNFL #Week4 #NFLPicks #NFLWeek4More Awesemo PlatformsYouTube | http://awese.moe/youtubeTwitter | @Awesemo_Com | http://awese.moe/TwitterInstagram | @Awesemo_Com | http://awese.moe/IGFacebook | @AwesemoCom | http://awese.moe/FBFacebook Group | http://awese.moe/FBgroupApple Podcasts | http://awese.moe/podSpotify | http://awese.moe/SpotifyTwitch | http://awese.moe/Twitch
He'll NEVER Step Up or Choose You If You're Doing THIS! Contrary to what others may say, men WANT to be in relationships with women they consider partners. It may not start out that way initially – you both might be caught in the ‘wooing' phase where chemistry is everything – but if you want […] The post He'll NEVER Step Up or Choose You If You're Doing THIS! appeared first on Understand Men Now With Jonathon Aslay.
Hi everybody,Welcome to the first edition of the Life School Weekly. This week we are sharing four guides we hope will elevate your quality of living. The first three are “unlocked” and available for the next week, regardless of your subscription tier. The fourth is “Premium”. You can learn more about our decision to launch premium content here.We hope you find these guides helpful and/or interesting! ~ Michelle & the Life School Team🗝 Unlocked This Week: Wiping Counters & Tables 🎬 (1 min & 20 sec): Tips to find your wiping rhythm & keep those surfaces crumb-free. Also, a new video! The Philosophy of MaxF, featuring Claire Conly ⭐️ 🎬 (2 min & 12 sec): Making life better by being more efficient. From strategizing errands routes to optimizing downtime while cooking, Claire has a knack for making the most of getting stuff done.Freezer Stocking Reference Guide 📓 (1 min & 34 sec): A printable reference guide covering what you can and cannot freeze, and how freezing speeds up midweek meal prep. 🔒 Premium-OnlyThe Etiquette of Dating 📓 (10 min & 7 sec): Whether seeking marriage or simply a romantic encounter, a dater armed with etiquette has a higher chance of success. Etiquette refers to the customs and guidelines that help people act with more sensitivity towards others. Contrary to popular belief, etiquette in dating is not outdated, nor is chivalry dead. Both, however, have evolved in the modern era. From swiping to snuggling let these tips & tricks inspire you to elevate your game. This is a public episode. Get access to private episodes at www.trylifeschool.com/subscribe
This guide is 2,748 words, a 10 min 59 sec read time (19:33 minute listen). Subscribe here. 📍Introduction: Whether seeking marriage or simply a romantic encounter, a dater armed with etiquette has a higher chance of success. Etiquette refers to the customs and guidelines that help people act with more sensitivity towards others. Contrary to popular belief, etiquette in dating is not outdated, nor is chivalry dead. Both, however, have evolved in the modern era. From swiping to snuggling, let these tips & tricks inspire you to elevate your game. 📝Notes, Tips & Tricks: General Principles:Dating shares the same word root as data. Approached through this lens, dating is a "data-gathering activity" that allows two people to learn about one another & explore whether or not they are romantically compatible. There's no need for high expectations, build-up, or pressure. You're just getting to know someone. Dating goals can vary widely (e.g., practice for marriage, fun, personal growth). If you have strong preferences (e.g., for something casual, something serious), it’s best to state that pretty soon. Regardless of your ambitions, however, remember that people can be easily hurt. Treat others the way you want to be (or you think they want to be) treated. It takes two to tango. This goes for both positive and negative experiences. If the date (or relationship) goes horribly, it is typically not one person's fault. If it goes well -- same story. It's best to approach & treat people as individuals. Believing that "all women are x" or "all men are y" can lead to false negatives (aka type II errors) and aloof behavior.Asking Out & Being Asked OutWhen asking someone on a date, be specific (e.g., "Would you like to go for coffee this weekend?"). General questions can be hard to answer (e.g., "What are you doing this weekend?") If you're the one asking for the date, give as much detail as possible (e.g., time, place to meet). Waiting until the last minute to pick a spot or time can make it difficult for your date to plan accordingly (e.g., clothing, transportation, scheduling).If you are asking someone out, it is typically assumed that you will pay. However, this can vary by wealth levels and cultures (e.g., in Europe splitting the bill is more common). If you suggest the place, it's nice to at least offer to cover the bill. Choose something less pricey if you are on a budget (see dating budget reference guide below). Relatedly, if you are the one being asked out, don't suggest a more pricey option. It could make your date feel uncomfortable & pressured. When asking someone out, double-check to ensure it aligns with their interests (e.g., don't book rock climbing without confirming your date isn't afraid of heights) If booking a restaurant with someone new, it's polite to ask about dietary restrictions. Relatedly, if you have strict food preferences or allergies, let your date know in advance. Don't cancel a date unless absolutely necessary. Scheduling and rescheduling a date over and over is unromantic, irritating, and can send the message that you aren't interested and/or reliable. Don't cancel on pre-existing plans to accept a date. It's rude to cancel on someone for a better option. Suggest meeting at a different time. Don't give false hope if you have no interest (e.g., I can't because I'm very busy with a work project right now"). Also, don't lie. It can come back to haunt you. Talking/Texting/CommunicatingDaters differ on their willingness to talk, text, or video chat before meeting in person. If you have strong preferences, share them. Be flexible. Many people these days prefer to have some form of verbal communication (e.g., zoom/facetime, phone call) before meeting in the real world. This is a new norm. Embrace it! It can save you a lot of time and money. Tangentially, too much texting before meeting in real life can lead to a loss of momentum. It can also result in misinterpretations or projections. It is customary but not required to touch base (e.g., text, call) before a date to confirm details. If you are the one planning the date, try to do so the night before if possible. It creates a sense of anticipation and gives your date plenty of time to prepare. Preferences around grammar and punctuation differ. Matching your date's style is the best bet for harmonious text communication. Ghosting (not returning someone's text or call) is very rude & can leave someone hanging on without closure. If you aren't interested, thank your date for the time together and decline their offer. (See Ending Things Nicely below) Honest, direct communication can help avoid a lot of confusion & heartache. Sharing your feelings can go a long way. Nobody is a mind reader, and honestly stating what you are experiencing can go a long way in providing clarity. For inspiration, check out the Feelings Reference Guide below. If your feeling statement has the word "that" or "like" in it, you likely aren't speaking of your feelings (e.g., "I feel that/like you always do X" is a thought, not a feeling). In the beginning (e.g., first 1-3 dates), it's typical for one person to take the lead in proposing dates and the other to follow by accepting or rejecting. If the lead is interested, they will ask for a second date. If you want to (co)lead, ask for the second date! Texting frequently between dates can hinder the romance associated with anticipation (e.g., "A relationship rarely dies of starvation, yet often dies of indigestion."; "Absence makes the heart grow fonder.”)On the Date: Make every effort to be on time. Nobody likes to be kept waiting. Additionally, tardiness implies you value your time more than your date's. If possible, arrive a few minutes early. Running a few minutes behind? Call (and apologize.)When picking up a date, it's polite to go to their door & ring the doorbell. Don't wait in the street or honk. If driving, tidy the car. If there are crumbs/dirt inside, vacuum. Don't arrive low on gas (or electricity). Holding doors open, allowing your date to exit the elevator first, or helping someone into their chair are chivalrous but not required. If you feel the desire to try these activities but are unsure, ask for permission. If someone opens the door for you, thank them. When strolling on the sidewalk, walking on the side closer to oncoming traffic can be seen as an act of protection. If walking, try to match the pace of your date. When picking seats at a table perpendicular to a wall, it is traditional that whoever faces the wall signals their lack of interest in scanning the crowd (e.g., for alternative date options). Don't order for your date unless they indicate that preference. Try not to check your phone while on the date. It can send the message that you are bored. Many people advise against discussing politics, religion, marriage, exes, children, or money on the first few dates. However, if one of these topics is important to you, it’s worth sharing early on (e.g., dates 2-5) rather than down the road. If there are deal-breakers on the table, better to find out sooner rather than later. Table manners will help you avoid disgusting your date (e.g., don't chew with your mouth open or talk with a mouth full of food, try not to eat too fast). Don't get drunk on a date. You may think you're charming, but you are likely to look sloppy and say (or do) something you regret. Show an active interest in getting to know your date (e.g., ask questions and refrain from monopolizing the conversation). However, don't pepper your date with questions and refuse to open up. Dating should be a two-way road. Don't interrupt your date. Additionally, avoid constantly interjecting with "uh-huh" or "yeah" as they speak. It's distracting and can send the message you are trying to speed them up. Life is long, and the world is small. Due diligence (both in hiring and dating) is common practice now. Treat others as you would like to be treated (and remembered or spoken of down the line).It is typical (& courteous) to walk or drive your date home. It shows that you care about your date's safety & wellbeing. Alternatively, you can wait until their transportation arrives. For next-level generosity, hail the rideshare from your phone and cover your date's journey. This ensures you know your date arrived home safely. If you had a lovely time on the date, express your thanks graciously (e.g., I had such a great time, would love to see you again"). Had a really great time? Express thanks both in person and with a follow-up text the next day. Grooming & DressingDon't wear clothing that may distract you. If you feel uncomfortable (e.g., too warm/cold/itchy/squeezed), you may appear nervous. Try to dress comfortably so your best self can shine through. Showing a lot of skin can distract your date, making it difficult to focus on a meaningful conversation. Also, it reduces the mystery & intrigue of what might come later. If you hope to touch your date, ensure your nails are clean and filed smooth. Bad breath is a major turn-off. Smell your floss. If it stinks, so does your breath. Body odor is avoidable & easily deterred with light deodorant or antiperspirant. Go easy on the scented type as it can smell like car freshener. Relatedly, while a bit of scent can be nice, overpowering smells may turn off your date. Go light on the cologne/perfume. 1-2 spritzes are generally sufficient. If you think there will be walking, wear shoes you can walk in. Physical Romance: When exploring physical chemistry, consent (ideally enthusiastic) is required. If you sense hesitation from your date, pause. If you doubt your ability to read body language, go slowly. When in doubt, ask your date (e.g., would you like (for me) to XYZ?) If you aren't sure whether or not you are romantically interested in someone, consider getting to know them as a friend first. A true romance typically blooms naturally. It is your duty to disclose anything that could affect your partner's health.If you don't feel comfortable discussing topics related to safe sex (e.g., STDs, testing), reconsider if you are ready to get physical. It is entirely acceptable to require a test before engaging physically with your date.Don't lie (e.g., signal interest in something serious if you aren't).PDA can make others around you feel uncomfortable. With that said, if a special moment arrives, embrace it. (See this video for inspiration) Ending Things NicelyIf you end a dating relationship with kindness and grace, you open up new opportunities for yourself (e.g., starting a friendship, being introduced to one of their friends). Ending a date early is generally considered rude & will likely hurt your date’s feelings. However, if you are genuinely uncomfortable or have been hurt in some way, it is acceptable to depart early (e.g., after dinner & before dessert). If someone asks you for another date and you don't want to accept, be gracious and thank them. Then turn them down nicely. Do not lead people on. It's cowardly & selfish. When ending things, don’t lie. Lies are unethical and can brand you as a “liar” if caught. If you end something and are sincere about staying friends, let some time pass and follow up with a friendly invitation. If the timing is off, be upfront (e.g., "Thank you for asking me out. I would like to but [insert timing-related issue here]. Would it be okay if I reach back out when things change?")Sample rejection verbiage: "I see this more as a friendship than something romantic"; "I've recently started seeing someone, but thank you."; "I don't think we have enough chemistry."; "I am sorry, but I have a rule to never ___."; "Something is missing."; "The timing isn't right." Accepting Rejection With Grace If someone turns you down, accept it graciously. If, however, you think your rejector has made a grave mistake, it's acceptable to ask for another chance. It is acceptable to ask for feedback if you can abstain from becoming pushy or defensive. Remember that the right guy/gal won't let you get away, there are many fish in the sea, and dates are like streetcars. If you miss one, another one’s on the way. Learning to accept rejection is a part of life. Try not to obsess or take it too personally. It's their loss. Let your friends be there for you. Dating App ProfilesPictures should be equal parts "accounting" & "marketing." Market your strengths (e.g., high-resolution photos in good lighting) and account for who you are (e.g., recent photos that don't hide your face or body). Don't lie about your age or height. (Rounding up half an inch is permissible.)Avoid group photos if at all possible. They require an additional mental load for your prospective date (who likely has swiping fatigue). You may think you look dissimilar from your friends. On a 3x3 inch image, it's often hard to tell.Answer questions in a way that helps someone get a sense of your personality. Sharing that you relish widely popular food/activities/music is unlikely to differentiate you from others. Don't be afraid to ask a friend or family member for help. Sometimes we aren't the best judges of our strengths and quirks. Introducing others: If you want to set two people up, it's best to ask both their permission beforehand, separately. If one person tends to be pickier than the other, ask that person first. Show a picture and make a quick pitch. If they aren't interested, let it go. One easy way to introduce people to one another is to create a scenario where they can meet naturally, in person, in a group setting (e.g., invite them both to an event or party) Introducing people is a great way to put positive karma into the world. Dating & Money: In theory, the person who initiates the date signals their intent to pay. This goes for suggesting an addition to a date underway as well. It’s polite to at least offer to split the check. Most likely, your offer will be refused (at least on a first date). If you strongly prefer to pay, kindly explain that.If someone pays for you, thank them. Some more traditional types will prefer to pay/be paid for the first few dates. This is something worth discussing if it makes you uncomfortable one way or the other (e.g., "how do you think/feel about paying for dates?")The early stages of dating often transform as a couple builds more trust and talks through preferences around spending money. Do not assume that what happens on the first few dates will be set in stone. Paying for a date should not correlate with any romantic outcomes.If eating at a restaurant and the menu is expensive, try to pick something in the mid-price range or look to your date for guidance (e.g., mimic their general approach). Splitting the check early on (e.g., the first three dates) can be read as a lack of romantic interest — signal at your own risk. 📓Dates by Budget Reference Guide $: walk/hike, coffee/tea, phone call/video chat, local park, museum, volunteering$$: brunch/lunch, movie, drinks, picnic, host for dinner $$$: out to dinner, cultural event (e.g., show, concert)$$$$: trip/vacation📓 Feelings Words Reference Guide: Do you struggle to talk about feelings? Here are some words to help guide/inspire you. Happy: relaxed, calm, playful, silly, delighted, spontaneous, amused, optimistic, joyful, excited, satisfied, content, confident, charmed Anger: annoyed, aggravated, bugged, cranky, disgusted, enraged, fuming, agitated, frustrated, mad, resentful, furious, lividFear: uneasy, tense, nervous, insecure, worried, afraid, frightened, fearful, anxious, shocked, stuck, lost, trapped, helpless, paralyzed, insecure, uncomfortable, unsure Sadness: disappointed, low, down, blue, gloomy, unhappy, hurt, miserable, terrible, crushedFatigued: thirsty, hungry, tired, worn out, shaky, sick, ill, exhausted, stressed, fragile, vulnerable, insecure, discouraged, overwhelmed Seeking: curious, motivated, energetic, intrigued, engaged, productive, creative, eager, confident, focused, determined, inspired, ambitious, obsessed Caring: helpful, secure, considerate, friendly, loving, connected, understanding, nurturing, attached, tender Romantic: affectionate, tender, frisky, physical, turned on, passionate, flirtatious🎓 Further Study Emily Post's Etiquette, 18th EditionDating Then & Now [Business Insider]F** yes or no by Mark MansonGhosting a Twitter thread by @SahilHow To Not to Die Alone 📖 by Logan UrgyDifficult Conversations 📖 by Douglas Stone, Bruce Patton & Sheila Heen Nonviolent Communication 📖 by Marshall B. 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Imagine yourself in California at a clearing in a large forest. And it's on fire. There are three groups of people standing before you. A large group is screaming and running around pointing at the fire. They're yelling that we need to do something, anything we can to stop the fire. Meanwhile, there is another group (not as large) with their backs to the fire. They are mocking and ridiculing the group running around panicking. They tell them to calm down and to stop ordering people around. They insist there isn't anything wrong at all. Of course, the largest group of people are standing between these groups and looking behind those panicking at an intact forest and behind the ones who don't notice the giant flames licking at the backs of the those ridiculing the screamers. These people aren't sure what to do but in the interest of safety feel that getting away from the flames is probably the right decision. They tend to stand with the group that's worried. Obviously, this analogy describes our current situation with COVID in America. Most are not in one of the extreme camps. But we either identify with one or are left standing unsure of what to do or think. What needs to be done, and what I did with my friend Dr. David Graham in April of 2020, is to try and be reflective and better understand what it is that we are dealing with. What are the biological, historical, and medical facts or suppositions that we can make to understand this pandemic? If we return to our analogy of the forest fire, it would be best if we could somehow hop up in a hot air balloon and look down at the situation to assess what would be the best individual actions and true scope of the problem. History and biology could be used to understand the nature of fires, how they spread, what do you do to stop them, and what they are likely to do in their course. Contrary to popular opinion, we have some rough ideas about what happens in pandemics and where we will end up. And THAT is the critical fact that we have to accept - those in all camps and in between. Because if we get THAT wrong, then we get everything else wrong. The critical question we must ask is what is the endpoint for this pandemic? What is the biological consequence for SARS-CoV-2 (the virus that causes COVID-19) and its effect on humans. We have to agree on the ultimate end point in order to get our policies and strategies right for surviving the pandemic. What became obvious to us in April of last year was that this virus, despite some government efforts at the time, would become endemic. It would join the other four coronaviruses that currently cause the common cold as a virus that will circulate forever throughout the human population. It will not get eradicated. It will infect everyone probably multiple times throughout your life. This is the biological history of endemic coronaviruses. It really is the way all these common respiratory viruses operate. Rhinovirus, adenovirus, parainfluenza virus - they infect your upper respiratory tract (nose, sinus, mouth) and cause a cold because although you don't have enough antibodies to prevent infection (because they've waned over time or it's a new variant that looks different enough to evade your antibody response) you have memory T and B cells that mount a quick response after infection to prevent a systemic or lower respiratory infection (pneumonia). We know you get this immunity as a child and anyone who has kids knows small children are always sick with runny noses as they are constantly exposed to these different cold viruses which builds up their long term immunity to them when exposed later in life. The mRNA vaccines are a medical miracle and trick your body into generating an immune response. It's not magical (except the technology) and an elegant way to get your body to do the work so when it sees the real virus in the wild, it will seek it out and destroy it. But respiratory viruses often infect us before we can mount a complete immune response so you get sick and can transmit the virus. This isn't a failure - your body has done what it needs to do - and so has the virus which just wants to reproduce and move to the next host. We live in an equilibrium with these viruses, we develop immunity when we're young so if we are exposed when we're older we can prevent really bad outcomes. But we get sick and the virus continues to circulate in the world's population with different viruses coming and going. It's a sort of dance. So what does this all have to do with our wild fire? Well, we know this thing will burn until there isn't any fuel. And fuel is considered people without immunity to the virus. There are only two ways to get immunity - a vaccine or infection. Until the virus has burnt all the fuel, it will continue to burn - there is nothing we can do to stop it. We might slow it down, we might find ways of treating the fuel on fire (although most treatments for viruses are not very good), but ultimately, everyone is going to get it. What does history tell us about coronaviruses? Well, until SARS-CoV-2, we had four endemic coronaviruses that cause colds. The youngest is OC43 which researchers believe jumped from cows to humans in the late1800s. This was at the same time as the “Russian Flu” worked its way around the world so perhaps that flu was actually a coronavirus. If so, OC43 caused a lot more problems to humans back then who were older and naive to the virus according to the news reports from all over the world. But by now, we have all had multiple infections with OC43 and its variants from when we were kids to today where we usually feel terrible for a few days or maybe a week. Over time, the virus does ‘mutate' towards becoming more benign and infectious but that usually takes a long time. Anyway, it serves as a useful road map for what might happen to us in our biological dance with this new unwelcome visitor. We also know, that immunity to these respiratory viruses wanes over time. Either with natural infections or vaccines. The only way you can develop better immunity is through booster shots or infections. But what we really care about - ending up in the hospital - is focused almost entirely on the non-immune. This is a nasty bug, it affects the obese and elderly the most and it isn't going anywhere. It has definitely killed hundreds of thousands of Americans. So this gets us to the important policy considerations - if we know that it is endemic (which was obvious over a year ago) then how should we approach our public health? Obviously, the only point to slowing the spread at this time is if you could get those without any immunity (no infection and no vaccine) vaccinated to minimize the number of people clogging our hospitals. But you can't get to any vaccination rate that will stop the spread of the virus. There is no herd immunity threshold - no number of vaccinated and immune to perfectly prevent its spread. Besides the fact that our ability to slow the spread is questionable anyway, it just doesn't make a difference in the end. We are all going to get this virus. Somewhere, there's a date with you and you and you and me with this virus. Whether you've been vaccinated or not you will almost assuredly get infected. If you have some immunity through a vaccine or previous natural infection, you are much less likely to get very sick. So mandating vaccines - if we agreed that it was wise and just - wouldn't matter much to those who are vaccinated. It may slow the spread and delay the next time they're exposed but they will still get it when their immunity wanes. And again and again. If your mitigation measures worked, all you would do right now is extend the time it takes for everyone to get immunity unless you believe you can convince those who won't get immunized to get the vaccine. Even so, that only really benefits those who have chosen to not protect themselves while inconveniencing everyone else and taking away a lot of rights and simple joys of life. It's easy to see how we got here. Mission creep is not just something that happens with the military - it happens in public policy too. By believing that we could prevent people from getting infected, we have embarked on a strategy that is unwindable and with no clear end point. There is a preponderance of evidence that people can get reinfected multiple times with COVID and after vaccination. Both through research and observational data we know that infections with SARS-CoV-2 will continue to happen forever whether you are vaccinated or not, whether you have had it before and recovered, and no matter where in the world you are living. Fundamentally, we have been chasing a zero-COVID strategy in almost every aspect of our society. Obviously, vaccines are a great idea for those who are at risk. I like to point out to how getting chicken pox (Varicella) as an adult is a completely different experience for an adult than it is a child. Adults can die from chicken pox whereas kids almost never do. Also, an infection of varicella puts you at risk of getting shingles later in life which can cause pain and a host of other problems. This is one reason why we vaccinate children for chicken pox. But clearly, vaccination (since we know it won't stop transmission in its tracks no matter how high the rate is) is a strategy to keep people out of the hospital and free up hospital resources for other things like heart attacks, strokes, cancer, etc. Masks, lockdowns, testing and quarantining and any other mitigation efforts are Zero-COVID policies which are of dubious efficacy and ultimately, make no difference since we will all get infected eventually. The most sensible reason to resist vaccine mandates, masking rules, and various lockdown measures in the US at this point is because they are attempting to stop what cannot be stopped. Even 60% of the deer in Michigan have had COVID and serve as a reservoir for the virus along with mice. SARS-CoV-2 is not going anywhere so acting like you can keep it out is akin to wrapping yourself with a towel when you go swimming to stay dry. Perhaps you could argue that you are waiting until there is a childhood vaccine but that might take months or years until you get large enough numbers of kids' parents to get their kids vaccinated. What target are you looking at? It is exceedingly rare for kids to get really sick with this virus. Do these measures justify affecting their socialization and education and all the other aspects of life we take for granted? Is it worth having every child see other people as disease vectors rather than unique individuals to whom they can get to know, collaborate, play, love, and innovate? Some might argue that the infirm or immunocompromised (like those with solid organ transplants) are at risk and we should encourage vaccination to protect them. Again, the vaccinated can still spread the virus and the only thing vaccination does is frees up hospital resources (which is important). However, once people have had an infection once or maybe twice, they are much less likely to clog the hospitals. Either way, all you're doing is maybe buying some time with these extreme measures but not significantly altering the course of the pandemic in any significant way. The effect of all these mitigation measures falls hardest on our youth. They are the ones who need socialization the most. They are the ones who need interactions for learning the most. I'd argue that right now our greatest generation is our youth, (gen Z and gen alpha) as they have given up the unique experiences of high school sports, graduation, dances, gatherings, the arts - in order to protect the elderly in our society. They have given up so much and we must recognize that and always ask ourselves how much more do we need them to sacrifice to slow the spread of an inevitable disease. We have become so locked in to thinking that we need a zero-COVID strategy to slow the spread that we have forgotten that that was only supposed to last as long as it took to protect those who wanted protection. We've gotten there and now it's time to allow those who want to isolate go do it and let everyone else go about their lives. Dr. Eric Larson is the host of the Paradocs Podcast and an anesthesiologist in private practice. show notes Episode 146: Today's show Surgery Center of Oklahoma: Dr. Smith's 100% price transparent surgery center in Oklahoma City, OK. Episode 143: We were so, so, so, so right about COVID Episode 134: Dr. Jay Bhattacharya on how science is now broken Episode 132: Dr. Monica Gandhi on T cells and long term immunity Episode 128: Dr. Noorchashm on immunity from prior infections to SARS-CoV-2 Episode 127: Independence Day from COVID Locum Story: Today's sponsor who helps you find locum work as a doc. 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Contrary to popular belief, therapists aren't perfect because hey, no humans are! In our latest episode Rachel and Jor-El share their perspectives on mental health trends and own up to their own petty behaviors. It's an exercise in modeling imperfection! Tune in to learn more about our hosts and revel in your imperfections with us.
In this episode, we welcome Nick Weaver back for a special appearance thanks to the time-shifting powers of podcast software. He does a sack dance over cryptocurrency, flagging both China's ban on cryptocurrency transactions and the U.S. Treasury's sanctioning of the SUEX crypto exchange. Maury Shenk explains the plans that the Biden administration and the EU have for Big Tech and the rest of us. Hint: it involves more content moderation in support of, err, democracy. Adam Candeub gives us a tour of Wall Street Journal's the deeply reported series on Facebook's difficulties managing the social consequences of, well, the internet, a responsibility that the press is determined to impose on the company. Among the quasi-scandals turned up by the Wall Street Journal is details on the list of “secret elite” of users protected from Facebook's clunky and clueless content moderation algorithms. But really, in today's world, true power is about escaping the clueless algorithms otherwise imposed on us by various authorities. We all aspire to join that elite. And perhaps we all can, if Ohio's Attorney General and its latest Senate candidate get their way, making Google into a common carrier. (If that happens, we'll credit Adam, who wrote an amicus brief in support.) And what's an elite without its hands on the levers of industry? China's embrace of national champions on the world stage has forced a rethinking in the West of industrial policy. So, the auto industry's commercial problem (they want cheap, plentiful, and antiquated chips for their cars) is suddenly a matter for White House meetings, and hints that the government might have its own supply allocation plans. In fact, regulating the private sector is so in vogue, as long as it's a tech-ish private sector, that California barely made news when it imposed a new and almost undefinable regulatory obligation on warehouse companies like Amazon. At bottom, I argue, this is yet another attempt to put workers back on top of the algorithm—by demanding that it explain itself. Maury next takes us to the heart of algorithmic power and our unease with it, explaining that Google now admits that it has no idea how to make AI less toxic. In quick hits: Washington whispers about Zoom's ties to China have grown louder, as the U.S. government announces a national security review of its proposed acquisition of Five9 for $15 billion. Contrary to my understanding, at least one former intel operative who went to work for the United Arab Emirates in Project Raven landed very much on his feet—as CTO at ExpressVPN, though company employees have been expressing unhappiness about his history. And podcast regular Dmitri Alperovitch has an op-ed in the New York Times that urges much tougher tactics in the fight against ransomware gangs. And more! Download the 376th Episode (mp3) You can subscribe to The Cyberlaw Podcast using iTunes, Google Play, Spotify, Pocket Casts, or our RSS feed. As always, The Cyberlaw Podcast is open to feedback. Be sure to engage with @stewartbaker on Twitter. Send your questions, comments, and suggestions for topics or interviewees to CyberlawPodcast@steptoe.com. Remember: If your suggested guest appears on the show, we will send you a highly coveted Cyberlaw Podcast mug! The views expressed in this podcast are those of the speakers and do not reflect the opinions of their institutions, clients, friends, families, or pets.
In today's devotional, we're going to look at how God transforms us as we allow him to meet us at our place of weakness. You were never created to be self-sufficient, to have no need of relationship with God. Contrary to what the world tells us every day, weakness can actually be a tremendous source of strength when we allow God to meet us powerfully in humility. May God replace pressure and pride with peace and humility today as we meet with him right now. Our Scripture for today comes from 2 Corinthians 12:9, and today's worship is Everything You Are by First15 Worship feat. John Marc Kohl. Click here to follow First15 Worship on your favorite streaming platform!
Contrary to popular belief, Nordic countries aren't actually socialist! No, friends, the Nords are capitalists—but they pull it off much better than we do. To help re-imagine American capitalism, writers Anu Partanen and Trevor Corson join us this week all the way from Finland. This episode was originally recorded and posted in February 2020. Anu Partanen is a journalist and the author of The Nordic Theory of Everything. The book debunks some of the most common myths about Nordic societies and discusses what the United States might be able to borrow from aspects of Nordic success in the twenty-first century. She has written for The New York Times and The Atlantic. Twitter: @anupartanen Trevor Corson is an award-winning author and editor. His articles and essays have appeared in The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, The Atlantic, and many more. Twitter: @TrevorCorson Further reading: The Nordic Theory of Everything: https://www.indiebound.org/book/9780062316547 Finland Is a Capitalist Paradise: https://www.nytimes.com/2019/12/07/opinion/sunday/finland-socialism-capitalism.html What Americans Don't Get About Nordic Countries: https://www.theatlantic.com/politics/archive/2016/03/bernie-sanders-nordic-countries/473385/ Capitalism Redefined: https://democracyjournal.org/magazine/31/capitalism-redefined/ Safe, happy and free: does Finland have all the answers? https://www.theguardian.com/world/2018/feb/12/safe-happy-and-free-does-finland-have-all-the-answers Website: http://pitchforkeconomics.com/ Twitter: @PitchforkEcon Instagram: @pitchforkeconomics Nick's twitter: @NickHanauer
Contrary to popular belief, thoughtfulness is not a trait you either have or you don't; it's a skill you can improve on with practice. As the self-proclaimed queen of thoughtfulness, I thought I would use this solo episode as an opportunity to share some of my best-kept secrets for how to be more thoughtful. You can find the show notes and a full transcript of this episode at https://shohrehdavoodi.com/113. The show notes also include a free, downloadable list of 50 ways to be more thoughtful.
Contrary to popular belief, police departments are forward-thinking. In this episode, we discuss some technologies that are emerging to help departments remain transparent, accountable, and relevant. Thanks to my special guest Rahul Sidhu for his expertise. #spidrtech #policeandtechnology #police #lawenforcement #transparentcy #policetransparency #policeaccountablility #legitmacy #policelegitimacy @rahulsidhu
The 2021 NFL season is underway. Awesemo's team of NFL daily fantasy football experts have been sharpening their tools throughout the offseason to help prepare you to make the most out of your NFL DFS lineups. Today's show is one you definitely don't want to miss as we bring you an All-Star cast to host Saturday's NFL On the Contrary: Contrarian Week 3 Daily Fantasy NFL Picks & Fades. Join Dave "Loughy" Loughran, Steve Buzzard and Kyle Dvorchak as they provide you with the top sleepers and contrarian picks you need to know to take down the DFS slates in Week 3. The guys will break down the daily fantasy slates on DraftKings and FanDuel, analyze pricing and find the best picks for your daily fantasy football lineups sponsored by PrizePicks.Live stream sponsored by PrizePicks.Get a $100 Instant Deposit Match at PrizePicks with promo code: AWESEMOhttps://www.awesemo.com/prizepicks-promo-codes/New Users! Get 25% OFF your First Week of Awesemo+ Platinum here: http://awese.moe/NFLSTRATEGYSHOW
Contrary to popular belief, product marketing is not just about making decks. In this episode, Maggie sits down with Drift's Director of Product Marketing, Aurelia Solomon. Together, they talk through the ins and outs of a product marketing role, why storytelling is crucial to success, and how to build, and manage, a strong PM to PMM relationship. Like this episode? Leave a ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ review, hit the subscribe button, and share the pod with your friends. You can also connect with Maggie and Aurelia on Twitter @maggiecrowley and @Aurelia90716528
In human couples getting cold feet often is not the best sign, but not for this couple of Gentoo penguins - Buster and 99 - who are celebrating their 24th anniversary at Kelly Tarlton's. Contrary to popular belief - penguins don't always mate for life but this isn't the case for these two love birds, who together have reared 19 babies. Penguin Keeper Kristen Buckley talks to Lisa Owen.
It's time to talk science on the Yay For Business Podcast. Today I am discussing one of my favorite topics that I have researched quite a bit: energy management. We always hear about how to manage our time and squeeze more hours into the working day, but it turns out, that is not what we should concentrate on. Consider this episode your entrepreneurial intervention for pivoting your focus from time management to energy management. Contrary to what so many entrepreneurs say, you don't need to find more time; you need to maximize the time you have by using your energy efficiently. Energy is a vital resource for business and life. By the end of today's episode, you will have a better understanding of where your energy comes from and how you can use that energy to benefit your business. I am excited to share both my personal experiences and scientific research about why our bodies need to feel both stress and rest. By tuning into our energy cycles, we can prepare ourselves for stressful work and restful vacation times. In today's episode, we're specifically coveringWhere energy comes from at the atomic levelThe importance of paying attention to your energyFight or flight vs. rest and repairThe limitations of working too muchHow energy works in a cycleUsing energy to build a business that grows without youThis episode is part 3 of 4 in our Secret to Freedom series. If you want to learn more about building a business that will thrive while you take time to rest and repair, come join us at our "Out of Office" training that we are hosting throughout October only for our Yay for 100K clients. If you want to join that training, click HERE to apply.Out of Office training outline:Week 1- MindsetWeek 2- OrganizingWeek 3- Executing Week 4- Review and ReflectResources Mentioned: Book: The Power of Full Engagement, by Jim Loehr and Tony SchwartzBook: When, by Daniel PinkEp 48: The Secret to Freedom Part 1 of 4: Uplevel Your Business to Take Time Off with Alison BoonsConnect with Courtney Chaal:Instagram: @courtneychaalWebsite: https://courtneychaal.comFacebook group: Get More Clients ClubEmail: firstname.lastname@example.org
Better Me with Body by Bree is returning for Season Three! To start off the season, Bree is talking all about how to heal your relationship with the scale. So many women are in a toxic relationship with their scale. Do you find yourself linking your self-worth to the number you see on your scale? Then this is an episode for you. Contrary to popular belief, the scale is not telling you about the state of your health, your abilities or your worthiness as a human being.Learn more about Bree and her programs at www.bodybybree.com or follow her on Instagram https://www.instagram.com/bodybybreefitness/
Truly, relationship building is essential for everyone's business.For sure you've heard people telling you about the right systems, and the right strategies are the most important elements of your business. In this week's episode, our guest Morag Barrett, will smash this idea with her knowledge and years of experience managing high-performing teams. She is the CEO and founder of the SkyeTeam. She is also the author of the bestselling book Cultivate: The Power of Winning Relationships. She started in the finance industry where she enjoyed working with numbers. She worked with many startups and found that even with the best strategies and great systems, businesses can fail.Her long years of experience taught her that establishing deep connections with the people around you is far more important. Contrary to what many entrepreneurs believe, she advocates that business is personal and relationship matters. When asked about her advice to other entrepreneurs, she said that the best thing to do is to invest in the hearts and minds of people who will get the service or in your team who will take the risks.She believes in the importance of masterminds. There's nothing wrong with trading information to other business owners. She believes that the world has enough space for everyone and that it is our responsibility to support one another.Listen in and discover more about the importance of relationship-building in your business.EPISODE LINKSVisit Morag's websiteSkyeTeam: http://www.skyeteam.com/Cultivate at Work: http://www.cultivateatwork.com/LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/moragbarrett/Ally Mindset Profile: skyeteam.cloud/ampLearn more about Katie and Next Step Social Communications: Clubhouse: joinclubhouse.com/@katiebrinkleyhttps://www.nextstepsocialcommunications.comlinkedin.com/in/katiebrinkleyhttps://www.instagram.com/iamkatiebrinkley/
Contrary to popular belief, TikTok isn't just a platform for dance videos and funny hacks - it's a massive marketing vehicle, with personality, familiarity, and relatability baked into it. It's the perfect marketing channel for Realtors! We know that TikTok has all this goodness going for it, but why are so many Realtors still so resistant to it? How can we start making really good TikTok content that will get people to stop scrolling? We found the ultimate TikTok expert to unlock the door to leveraging the almighty TikTok. With 1 billion views and 2.3 million followers, Maayan Gordon is the PERFECT person to teach us about TikTok mastery. You'll learn how to succeed on the platform, and use it to gain visibility, influence and even clients. Three Things You'll Learn In This Episode - Why TikTok solves the “secret agent” problem It's not as easy as we think for people to locate agents. How can we leverage TikTok to get more visibility in our markets? - The best content to share on TikTok You don't have to tell people everything on TikTok, why are quick and easy-to-implement tips the best move? - How to get more out of your TikTok content As short as TikTok videos may be, they are actually perfect for repurposing. What other ways can we leverage the content for very little extra time but lots of reach? Guest Bio- Maayan Gordon is a TikTok and LinkedIn Consultant, Influencer Marketing Maven, Superconnector and Social Media Psychology expert. With over 1 billion video views and over 2 million followers, Maayan has mastered social media at a high level. She teaches people to make social media work FOR them not AGAINST them. Maayan recommends custom tailor PROVEN strategies to make growing on social media EASY without the confusion, overwhelm, or frustration! For more information, visit https://www.maayangordonmedia.com or connect with her on LinkedIn - https://www.linkedin.com/in/maayangordon/ Instagram - http://@maayangordonmedia To sign up for her TikTok course head to https://www.maayangordonmedia.com/tiktokcourse
The 2021 NFL season is underway. Awesemo's team of NFL daily fantasy football experts have been sharpening their tools throughout the offseason to help prepare you to make the most out of your NFL DFS lineups. Today's show is one you definitely don't want to miss as we bring you an All-Star cast to host Saturday's NFL On the Contrary: Contrarian Week 2 Daily Fantasy NFL Picks & Fades. The world's top DFS player Alex Baker joins Dave "Loughy" Loughran and special guest Brian Hooper to provide you with the top sleepers and contrarian picks you need to know to take down the DFS slates in Week 2. The guys will break down the daily fantasy slates on DraftKings and FanDuel, analyze pricing and find the best picks for your daily fantasy football lineups.Live Stream Sponsored by Jock MKT.Get a $50 Instant Deposit Match at Jock MKT with Promo Code: AWESEMOhttps://www.awesemo.com/jockmkt-promo-codes/ Subscribe to our Fantasy Football channel http://awese.moe/FFSub Subscribe to our Sports Betting channel http://awese.moe/OddsSub Get access to exclusive Awesemo promos, giveaways, and featured content for FREE by joining our daily newsletter: https://www.awesemo.com/email/Awesemo's NFL DFS Strategy, Picks, & ToolsNFL Home Page: https://www.awesemo.com/nfl/NFL DFS Podcasts: https://www.awesemo.com/podcast/NFL DFS Projections: https://www.awesemo.com/nfl/nfl-dfs-p...NFL DFS Rankings: https://www.awesemo.com/nfl/dfs-ranki...NFL DFS Ownership Projections: https://www.awesemo.com/nfl/nfl-owner...NFL DFS Top Stacks: https://www.awesemo.com/nfl/dfs-top-s...NFL Data Central: https://www.awesemo.com/nfl/nfl-data-...NFL DFS Showdown Top Plays: https://www.awesemo.com/nfl/awesemos-...NFL Betting Picks: https://www.awesemo.com/odds/nfl-bett...#NFLDFS #NFLDFSPicks #DraftKings #FanDuel #DraftKingsNFL #FanDuelNFL #Week2 #NFLPicks #NFLWeek2 #Sleepers #ContrarianPicks #DraftKingsLineup #FanDuelLineup #Week2DraftKingsPicks #Week2FanDuelPicks More Awesemo PlatformsYouTube | http://awese.moe/youtubeTwitter | @Awesemo_Com | http://awese.moe/TwitterInstagram | @Awesemo_Com | http://awese.moe/IGFacebook | @AwesemoCom | http://awese.moe/FBFacebook Group | http://awese.moe/FBgroupApple Podcasts | http://awese.moe/podSpotify | http://awese.moe/SpotifyTwitch | http://awese.moe/Twitch
Baristas are obsessed with it! The question we have to ask is, why?Most of us don't need to get people interested in latte art. In fact many of you probably wish your baristas would focus on other things. Contrary to what we might assume, baristas that gravitate toward latte art are not trying to avoid work so much as they are compelled by what latte art offers. Today we will be talking a little about why, if we want staff to engage holistically with the cafe, we will make all work like latte art. Related episodes: 248 : The 5 Elements of Resourcing your Team 172 : Why Tracking Performance is a Must! 162 : Discussing “Baristastainability” w/ Jenna Gotthelf of Counter Culture Coffee 047 : Mastering Latte Art : Some of the worlds best latte masters weigh in! Visit our awesome Sponsors! Elevated batch brew and so much more! Ground Control Cyclops Brewer The best espresso machines in the world! www.lamarzoccousa.com
Contrary to what many popular Old Earth Creationists like Dr Hugh Ross have said, the Reformers held to a ‘Young Earth' position. Examine the documented quotes from these esteemed theologians that clearly put to rest any doubt as to their biblical creationist position.
In this week's episode, we are joined by Stephanie Mojica. Stephanie is a book development coach who helps executive coaches, business owners, attorneys, and other decision-makers be the go-to experts in their field through writing and publishing a book. Contrary to what people thought is daunting, Stephanie makes writing an enjoyable endeavor. She grew up with families who also wrote stories and poems. When she was in high school, she is convinced that she wanted to be a journalist. She took early English courses in the summer, allowing her to take a journalism class as early as her freshman year. At the end of her freshman year, she took an internship in a large newspaper in Virginia. From the newsroom, she transitioned to publishing. One step led to another, and last 2008, she published her first book. Stephanie believes that writing and publishing your own book is essential for consultants, coaches, and other decision-makers. According to her, your book serves as your credibility marker. Books can tell what you know and how you help your clients. It is a great venue to establish your authority in your niche. She has strategies that can simplify the writing process. If you have a blog or a Youtube channel, these contents can be repurposed and turned into a book. Just make sure that your book is properly edited and proofread. It has to look as professional as possible. She ended the conversation with a reminder that it is okay not to be perfect. There's no shame in asking for help.Tune in and learn more about book publishing with Stephanie Mojica. EPISODE LINKSVisit Stephanie's website: https://gettheirattentionnow.com/LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/stephaniemojica/Learn more about Katie and Next Step Social Communications: Clubhouse: joinclubhouse.com/@katiebrinkleyhttps://www.nextstepsocialcommunications.comlinkedin.com/in/katiebrinkleyhttps://www.instagram.com/iamkatiebrinkley/
This week we take a trip to the past to Funnel Hacking Live 2020 to hear Dave Woodward deliver his "heroic" FHL address. What does it take to turn one-time transactional customers into lifelong clients that create equity? Contrary to popular belief, the money is NOT in the list - it's in your relationship to the list! Using the classic "Marvel vs DC" debate, Dave illustrates the importance of keeping your audience interested in you as a relatable human being with authenticity and depth. Catch part one of his presentation now and part two in the next episode! FHL is next week! Get your in-person or virtual tickets if you haven't already! Join our Messenger Tribe! https://m.me/clickfunnels?ref=cfpodcast-join-CF-tribe
Daddy play is hitting the mainstream and Luna Matatas joins us on episode 167 of American Sex Podcast to talk about the many flavors of this role-play. Contrary to popular belief, you don't have to engage in age play to enjoy the daddy archetype. It's not always a DDLG dynamic, although it can be. Luna explains why we find this kink so hot, the different types of daddy archetypes we can portray, why daddy play isn't gender-dependent, the surging popularity of FemDaddies & gender non-conforming daddies, how it differs from mommy play, why not all daddies are dominant, the cultural and psychological origins of this kind of play, and more. ____________________________________ --Submit your BDSM & sex advice questions by email to email@example.com --To support American Sex podcast, please visit http://patreon.com/americansex (plus you'll get all episodes early, secret episodes, bonus stories from guests, on-air shout-outs, stuff in the mail & more!) --Get friendly with us on Twitter at @AmericanSexPod or visit sunnymegatron.com or americansexpodcast.com --Join our mailing list by visiting http://sunnymegatron.com/newsletter Sunny & Ken, xo! ____________________________________ Episode 167 Links Luna Matatas Website http://lunamatatas.com/ Luna Matatas Twitter https://twitter.com/lunamatatas Luna Matatas Instagram https://www.instagram.com/lunamatatas/ Luna Matatas “Body Fluid Play” podcast episode https://sunnymegatron.com/body-fluids-luna-matatas/ Luna matatas “CBT” Episode https://sunnymegatron.com/cbt-cock-and-ball-torture/ Luna Matatas & Marla Renee Stewart “Race and Kink” podcast episode https://sunnymegatron.com/race-kink-marla-luna/ KPACT The Psychological Appeal of BDSM 10/15/2021 https://www.kpact.xyz/product/the-psychological-appeal-of-bdsm/ Consent Dojo w/Midori & Sunny Megatron (free!) 9/14/21 11am PT https://shibaristudy.com/authors/midori Open Deeply Podcast http://opendeeplypodcast.com Ken's charity DnD game Monday's 4pm-7pm PT https://www.twitch.tv/thunderpantsacademy American Sex Podcast Discord Community http://bit.ly/discordasp American Sex Podcast subreddit: https://www.reddit.com/r/americansexpodcast American Sex Podcast Patreon http://patreon.com/americansex Episode 167 Sponsor, Affiliate & Giveaway Info 30% off ANY SATISFYER when you use this link https://us.satisfyer.com/us/?utm_source=Podcast&utm_medium=SUNNY&utm_campaign=2H AND enter code SUNNY30 at checkout. Hot & Healthy Erotic Humiliation recorded class https://gum.co/humiliationclass Prostate Play for Beginners (recorded class) from Sugar Baltimore https://www.sugartheshop.com/prostate-milking-for-beginners.html Sunny & Ken's classes on Kink Academy http://bit.ly/kinkacademyelectric & http://bit.ly/kinkacademyhumiliation 10% off American Sex Podcast & Sunny Megatron merch with code SUNNY (t-shirts, mugs, phone cases & more) http://bit.ly/sunnyshirts 15% off your order at Lovehoney when you use this link http://bit.ly/lovehoney15 This link can be a little wonky and does not keep tracking cookies. If the discount does not show up in your cart (or disappears after you shop around on the site), access the site with that link again. Your items will still be in your cart & the discount will appear) 15% off everything at Lelo.com with code SUNNY 10% off everything (with minor restrictions) online from woman-owned, feminist, trans & queer-friendly Early To Bed http://bit.ly/sunnyetb with code SUNNY 10% off everything from Fun Factory using this link http://bit.ly/sunnyfunfactory and the code SUNNY at checkout At least 25% off BDSM gear & sex toys with Stockroom's daily deal (there's a new product each day!) https://www.stockroom.com/dailydeal/?acc=7c590f01490190db0ed02a5070e20f01 15% off most items from Stockroom http://bit.ly/sunnystockroom with code SUNNY
Contrary to what many Boomers believe, not all youngsters today are lazy. In fact, there are many people who struggle to relax at all because they feel that it is a waste of time. Whether this belief came from disappointed parents, or from binging too many Gary Vee videos on "hustling", that is still unclear. But what has become more clear is the detriment this mindset may have on mental health. Today, we talk about the importance of rest on physical, mental, and emotional well-being. If you're someone who struggles to relax, this episode is for you. Subscribe to the Health Hackd NewsletterRate the show on Apple PodcastFollow along on InstagramTry the cleanest, most effective electrolyte drink on the market: Drink LMNTResourcesLong working hours and risk of coronary heart disease and stroke: a systematic review and meta-analysis of published and unpublished data for 603 838 individualsThe Effect of Long Working Hours and Overtime on Occupational Health: A Meta-Analysis of Evidence from 1998 to 2018Long working hours and symptoms of anxiety and depression: a 5-year follow-up of the Whitehall II studyThe relationship between long working hours and depression among first-year residents in JapanRelationship between long working hours and depression: a 3-year longitudinal study of clerical workersThink leisure is a waste? That may not bode well for your mental healthTaking short breaks may help our brains learn new skillsRest and well-being: World's largest survey4-day work week study DisclaimerThis podcast is not intended to provide medical advice, diagnosis, or treatment. The products, information, services, and other content provided on and through this podcast, including information that may be provided in the show notes (directly or via linking to third-party sites), are provided for informational purposes only. Please consult with your physician or other healthcare professionals regarding any medical or health-related diagnosis or treatment options.
What is Integrated Comprehensive Systems for Equity (ICS Equity)? How do they impact my child's education? Listen to two parents, Marc Renault of the Middleton-Cross Plains School District, and Emily Donohue of Elmbrook Schools, who have done the research to learn about ICS Equity, and why it's so dangerous. Contrary to common media rhetoric, ICS Equity and similar firms are not just "teacher training." Both Emily and Marc have seen the practical implications of ICS in their districts: from the elimination of grades in elementary school to equity content in honors biology classes to mandatory CRT courses in high school. As the MacIver Institute has previously reported, Critical Race Theory preaches that the United States was founded on racism, grew to become the successful nation that we are today because of this racism and that our country, still today, is fundamentally defined by our racism and racism is found in everything that we do and that we do not do. This divisive ideology is infiltrating classrooms, workplaces, and everyday life.
Contrary to what movies and storybooks tell us, our feelings and emotions do not come from the heart. They actually come from the brain. In this second part of a special outtake of my Clubhouse session, I dig into the neuroscience of love, relationships, and heartbreak. I explain certain terms like synaptic pruning and neurotransmission. I then talk about how specific neurochemicals and hormones work when you meet someone, get into a relationship, or get out of one. I also weigh in on attraction, lust, and ghosting, offering advice so that you can better deal with strong feelings or emotionally-driven situations. Hope you enjoy! Key Takeaways: Dopamine is the chemical that makes us want something or someone Serotonin stabilizes our mood, feelings of well-being, and happiness Oxytocin plays a role in social bonding, reproduction, and the period after childbirth Phenethylamine acts as a releasing agent for dopamine and other chemicals On pheromones, vasopressin, testosterone and estrogen On takotsubo cardiomyopathy or "broken heart” syndrome Set some rules or guidelines so that you don't just go with your feelings Loving someone and being in a relationship can lead to amazing experiences but it's not always easy so be kind to yourself Quotes: “Feelings and emotions are largely the produce or the effect of these chemicals going across the brain.” “Oxytocin allows you to empathize more easily with people.” “Being attracted to someone and actually acting on that are two different things.” “As soon as you get heartbroken, you're also having your future broken.” “When you fall in love with someone, your brain is actually blind to the negatives.” Resources: S03E10: Special Outtake on The Neuroscience of Love Part One Dr. Andrew Huberman's podcast Helen Fisher's books How Emotions Are Made by Lisa Feldman Barrett Love Sick by Frank Tallis Subscribe to the Changing Minds Podcast!
How Cheese Makes You Happy! Today's Show Homestead Life Updates Cheese and Nutrition Nutritional content Cheese tastes good Facts about fat content Lactose intolerance Why cheese makes people happy Cheese Fondue Recipe Homestead Life Updates Scott is working hard on getting the creamery built. Every day that does not bring adverse weather sees him out there building the walls. There are also lots of other odds and ends and details he adds in there that breaks up the monotony. I'm am so blessed to have such a wonderful life here with him. Our life has purpose and meaning as we both work hard to bring you the benefits of traditional hand-made artisan cheese. The winter drags on. Seems like a long one this year doesn't it? Every year winter is the same 13 weeks on the calendar but the weather conditions during that period of time alters our perception of time, I think. There is a common winter ailment called seasonal affective disorder. I'm sure some of you know of what I speak. It's a type of depression that's related to changes in the seasons. Symptoms can begin as early as the fall and continue into the winter months. Occasionally, SAD causes depression into the spring or early summer, but that is rarer. Spring usually brings a rush of relief. I experience SAD every year. This year is different. I've significantly changed my diet and it shows. While I can still feel the effects of this winter season, it is muted compared to previous years. I feel kind of heavy sometimes; slightly weighted down by life in general. As an aside, I generally just suffer through it. However, there are things you can do. Light therapy or phototherapy is the most common treatment. Some schools of thought attribute the issue to reduced vitamin D from the sun as there is less light due to the length of the day. More severe cases may require medication or psychotherapy. The symptoms may start as a minor issue such as having trouble sleeping or a general loss of interest in doing anything. Low energy, feeling sluggish or maybe agitated for no reason. As the season progresses, the symptoms get worse and worse. In the past it has seemed overwhelming to me. And then, poof, spring arrives and it all evaporates like mist. Let's talk about how cheese might help with that. Did you know that cheese has nutritional properties that stimulate our happy hormones? First, let's cover the basic nutrition in cheese. Cheese and Nutrition Cheese is a delicious and tremendously efficient source of nutrition. It supplies many valuable nutrients, including proteins, sugars, vitamins, minerals, and trace elements. A 4-ounce piece of solid farmhouse cheese, for example, supplies more than half the adult nutritional requirements for protein, fat, calcium, and phosphorus as well as significant portions of vitamins A, B2, and B12. If you compare the nutritional content of a 3.5-ounce chunk of a hard, aged cheese such as Cheddar or Emmental to an equivalent amount of chicken eggs (two eggs are about 3.5 ounces), the cheese contains about twice as much protein and one quarter the cholesterol. The miracle of evolution has ensured that milk is an extremely nutritious food. After all, without it how would mothers, down through the eons, have guaranteed the survival of their babies? Cheese concentrates the nutrients in milk. It's a highly efficient method of getting vital nutrients for our bodies. Another advantage to cheese is that its nutrients are “predigested” by bacteria and enzymes during cheesemaking and aging. That means the process of breaking down the proteins, fats, and sugars began before it was savored on our palette and began the journey to our tummy. Plants in the pasture have absorbed nutrients from the soil; the dairy animals have extracted those nutrients, packaging them in the form of milk. That's another place that a lot of gathering nutrients has already been done for you. Your body has to devote less effort to processing cheese than it does with many other comparably nutritious foods. Cheese Tastes Good Cheese tastes good and satisfies us. A big reason for that is the fat. There are beneficial fats available in milk. Many of them work as antioxidants and also provide fat-soluble vitamins good for our skin and other organs. In cheese, milk fats undergo lipolysis, which breaks them down into more easily absorbed and beneficial fatty acids, some of which in turn enable us to metabolize the fats from other foods. CLA Cheeses, especially those made from the milk of grass-fed animals, are a good source of conjugated linoleic acid, or CLA, a highly beneficial nutrient. In small studies involving animals, CLA has been shown to prevent heart disease and several types of cancer. It also appears to enhance the immune system. CLA is considered a fat-reducing fat. You heard that right. There are studies on this. Let me give you some info from one study. I'll put a link in the show notes. Jean-Michel Gaullier, PhD with the Scandinavian Clinical Research Group did the study. It was a relatively small number of participants. 180 men and women were followed for a year. A third got a typical off-the-shelf pill of 80% CLA. Another third got a 76% CLA syrup formula, disguised in a capsule. The last third took a placebo capsule of olive oil. No one had to change their diet or exercise habits. All reduced their calorie intake a little bit during the study. Likely that was due to tracking with a food diary. That can really wake you up to what you are actually consuming. As far as exercise, all got about the same amount. The results were: Both CLA groups lost weight – about 4 pounds; the placebo group stayed the same. The CLA syrup group had a 9% body fat loss; the CLA pill group had 7% body fat loss; the placebo group had no body fat loss. Both CLA groups had similar improvements in muscle mass. Good news ay? Losing weight was good, but I found the conversion of fat to muscle mass to be the most interesting to me. CLA is found naturally in beef, lamb, goat and dairy products. Facts About Fat Content Because cheese contains fat, naturally, it raises concerns. There are some valid concerns there. Not for the fat, but for the calories. A little bit of cheese goes a long way. Real cheese delivers a lot of nutritional bang for your buck and a lot of caloric bang for your buck. The fat is the culprit there. The key is to eat moderate amounts along with your other dietary choices. Let's talk about the fat content of various cheeses. Contrary to appearances, hard, grainy cheeses such as Parmesan may actually contain more fat than creamy, luxurious ones such as any triple cream cheese. The rich triple cream types are labeled “75% butterfat” while a Parmigiana–Reggiano claims around 35% butterfat. The trick is that cheeses are labeled by percentage of fat in their solid materials, not in their total weight. Cheeses retain water, even after much of it is extracted during cheesemaking. The less water a cheese retains, the harder or denser it will be. A dense cheese with, say, 50% butterfat, could actually deliver more fat per serving than a soft, gooey one with 70% butterfat. Lactose Intolerance Let's talk about lactose intolerance. Well–made, aged cheeses are actually one of the few dairy products that will not cause problems for many people with this difficulty. The first and most important step of cheesemaking, alongside protein coagulation, is the conversion of lactose into lactic acid – the souring or fermentation action of lactic acid bacteria on milk. The small amount of lactose left over after active cheesemaking ends is further broken down by glycolysis during aging. What this means is that for people who have trouble digesting lactose, it's not a problem because the digestion has already been done for them by the cheesemaking and aging process. Give it a try. You, too, can be a happy cheese eater. Speaking of cheese making your happy. Why is that? Why cheese makes people happy A wonderful piece of info I ran across wherein a neurologist talks about how cheese literally makes you happy. Dr. Thomas C Morell is the neurologist. Link to the article will be in the show notes. The title of the piece is Nutritional Neuroscience. The central core of the article is using nutrition to help heal TBI or traumatic brain injury. There is some really good information about how the brain functions along with how and why nutrition is important to maximize brain function. Later in the article he gets specifically to cheese as “the first food that will help your brain.” He cites cheese as an extraordinarily rich source of proteins and amino acids. One of those amino acids is Tyrosine. Dr. Morell's comments on the relation of tyrosine to neurotransmitters in the brain are noted in the article. Some quotes from the article: (again, reference in the show notes) “The body does not produce Tyrosine so it must be obtained from outside sources, of which cheese contains very high concentrations. We quickly began to realize that cheese is one of nature's perfect foods for the body and for brain functioning! Furthermore, the pleasure of eating cheese in its multitude of varieties is not just for the sensuous pleasure of taste and smell, but actually has nutritional importance that will help the neurotransmitters in your brain. Cheese not only supplies calories for metabolism as well as being an excellent source of Calcium, but contains proteins and amino acids that are intricately associated with manufacturing many important brain chemicals.” Then he talks about how cheese makes people happy. “Cheese can make people happy. Why? It starts with Tyrosine which is a building block for many of the neurotransmitter chemicals in the brain. It can improve mood and well-being particularly during times of stress. Tyrosine is a substrate of many well-known neurotransmitters including adrenaline, norepinephrine, and dopamine. Cheese may be one of the basic primordial foods that improved the performance of our brain, with deep connections from the olfactory bulb to the parts of our brain responsible for memory and emotions. Cheese may just be the perfect food to capture the nutritional-emotional duality that our bodies and brains need!” I find it so refreshing that our medical profession is starting to look at food as nutrition for building, maintaining, and healing the body. “Cheese contains high levels of casein which is the primary protein found in milk. As casein is broken down and digested it is converted into Tyrosine. Casein is also broken down into the chemical casomorphin, an opioid molecule in the same family as morphine. This may explain some of cheese's addicting qualities!” I can relate to the addicting quality of cheese. As my diet has improved, my urge for eating too much food is strongly diminished. However, once I start eating cheese, I may overeat if I don't pay attention. “There are many receptors for the Tyrosine molecule in the olfactory bulb where our sense of smell courses through the Central Nervous System. The Tyrosine in cheese is broken down into several chemicals. One of them is epinephrine (adrenaline) which has many positive physical and mental effects to make us more alert. Epinephrine also increases the flow of oxygen and glucose to the brain and muscles which elicits the "Fight or Flight" response to stressful or dangerous situations. Norepinephrine helps fight off depression and can improve our attention and concentration skills. Dopamine is a powerful neurotransmitter involved in mood stability and accounts for pleasurable feelings and activation of the brain's reward systems. Tyrosine is also a precursor to levodopa which is used to replace deficiency of Dopamine in Parkinson's disease. Finally, Tyrosine is also a precursor to Melatonin, the skin pigment that protects us from ultraviolet sunlight damage but is also associated with insulin production which regulates blood sugar levels.” How perfect is cheese? It makes you feel good with the neurotransmitter action and supplies energy and protein. All are critical for brain performance and memory retention. As a final note on the topic, have you ever wondered what those little crunchy pockets that develop in the paste of well-made aged cheeses are? Those are crystals of tyrosine embedded in the long chains of amino acids of the casein molecules. When they make your mouth water, they are not only providing cheese eating pleasure but they're also setting into motion a series of very real and tangible benefits to your body and brain. Let's move on to today's cheese fondue recipe. Cheese Fondue Recipe Cheese fondue can be fancy or it can be a quaint and close tradition in any family or group of friends. As an added bonus, it's easy to make. The only skill needed is the ability to stand at a stove and stir. Cheese fondue is a Swiss invention which became popular in the US in the 1960's. I'm looking to revive that tradition. As its core fondue is melted cheese served in a pot over a portable heating device and enjoyed communally. It can be made with or without the official fondue set. A double boiler set up will work just fine. Using a crock pot is also an option. The key is low, slow heat. Add some wooden skewers and your homemade fondue set is complete. How to Make the Perfect Cheese Fondue at Home The perfect cheese fondue is rich and smooth. First, I want to go over a few tips to make it easy for that to happen for you. Stick to them and your family and guests will be transported to the Alps from their first bite. Use Good-Quality Cheese. It will be more expensive but worth it. Even if you ignore all of the other tips, keep this one. Fondue truly is all about the cheese, and the quality and types of cheeses you use will have an enormous impact on the final product. For classic Swiss cheese fondue (meaning one like what you would find in Switzerland), a mix of traditional, firm alpine mountain-style cheeses is best. Gruyere and Emmental come to mind. We make a cheese called Pinnacle that will serve you well. There are lots of other cheeses that will also work. No need to be bound by the “Swiss” label. You want a buttery, creamy cheese that melts smoothly. Cheddar cheese would work. Even though the flavor would be less traditional, it would still taste fantastic. I've used our Clau d' ville Cheddar mixed with alpine-style Pinnacle and the blend warms the heart. Grate – do not chop – the Cheese. Grated cheese will melt much quicker. Toss the Cheese with Cornstarch Thoroughly. Cornstarch helps thicken the fondue and prevents the cheese from clumping. You don't want lumpy cheese! Classic cheese fondue does call for white wine. Use a good wine. Choose something dry and high acid, such as Sauvignon Blanc. The taste of the wine directly impacts the taste of the fondue. The acid in the wine helps keep the cheese smooth and gives it an even texture. Again, we don't want lumpy fondue. You can substitute unsalted chicken or vegetable stock if you do not want to use wine. For beer cheese fondue, swap out the wine with your favorite beer. Beer works really well in a cheddar cheese fondue. Add the Cheese Slowly and Stir Constantly. This is SO important to make sure the cheese fondue is buttery smooth. Grab a small handful and sprinkle it into the pot. Stir constantly and wait for each addition to melt before adding the next. Don't try to rush it—you won't win. Just enjoy the moment at the stove at peace with yourself, the cheese, and the promise of a luscious fondue. What Should You Dip? Bread. Always delicious. French or sourdough cut into 1-inch cubes so that it can be easily skewered. Apples. Tart apples like Granny Smith are fantastic dipped with cheese fondue. Cut the apples into cubes. Cherry Tomatoes. One of my absolute favorites! Roasted Baby Potatoes. Steamed Broccoli. Reminds me of broccoli cheese soup. Mushrooms Game Day Delights: Potato or tortilla chips Soft or hard pretzels Ham, Turkey or Beef Bacon. Even better than you think it's going to taste. Make sure the bacon isn't too crisp or it will break off in the pot. Shrimp or mussels Kielbasa or hot dogs Pepperoni Meatballs Pickles. The choices are up to you. There are no rules there. Anything that tastes good with cheese it going to be heaven. It takes about 25 minutes to make the fondue. What You Need 1 pound (4 cups) of 2 or more cheeses of your choice – Gruyere, Emmental, Appenzeller and of course our Pinnacle 2 tablespoons cornstarch 1 cup dry white wine — such as Sauvignon Blanc 1 clove garlic — minced 1 tablespoon fresh lemon juice 1 tablespoon kirsch – Kirsch is a clear colorless fruit brandy. You may substitute a brandy of your choice 1/4 teaspoon nutmeg – ground 1 teaspoon Dijon mustard (optional) Assorted Fondue dippers What to do Grate all of the cheeses. In a medium bowl, combine the cheeses with the cornstarch, tossing thoroughly to coat all pieces. In a stove-safe fondue pot or large heavy saucepan, bring the wine, garlic, and lemon juice to a simmer over medium-low heat. Add the cheeses to the simmering liquid a little at a time, stirring well between each addition to ensure a smooth fondue. Once smooth, stir in the brandy, nutmeg, and mustard. Arrange an assortment of bite-size dipping foods on a platter. Carefully pour the fondue into a fondue pot. Serve with fondue forks or wooden skewers. Dip and enjoy! Recipe Notes: If using a crock pot, no need to wait for the wine and lemon to simmer. Put it all in there and stir as needed until the desired consistency is achieved. Final Thoughts I've run out of words for today. I hope if you have the winter blues you are taking time out of the day to pamper yourself. And remember, this too shall pass. Enjoy some cheese to get that tyrosine going and get happy. I hope you'll try the fondue. You can let me know what creative ideas you used and traditions you started by commenting on the Facebook post @peacefulheartfarm. As always, I'm here to help you “taste the traditional touch.” Thank you so much for listening and until next time, may God fill your life with grace and peace. 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Contrary to the claims of many of today's advocates of computerized instruction and online learning, efforts to use technology to improve the education process are hardly new. In Teaching Machines: The History of Personalized Learning (MIT Press, 2021), Audrey Watters recounts the attempts over the past century to use technology to improve educational procedures. These began over a century ago with psychologist Sidney Pressy's effort to invent an “automatic teacher” that would eliminate drudgery by automating test scoring. While such efforts gained momentum in the 1930s, the attempts by manufacturers to profit from such technology often complicated their introduction and adoption. In the 1950s B. F. Skinner gave new life to these endeavors by developing devices and processes that applied his theories of behavioral psychology to the learning process. Though the idea of “push-button education” seized the public's imagination and stimulated efforts to introduce his teaching machines to the classroom, by the end of the 1960s the growing backlash against Skinner's ideas and regimentation in education ensured the demise of his vision of the automated classroom. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices Support our show by becoming a premium member! https://newbooksnetwork.supportingcast.fm/history
Contrary to the claims of many of today's advocates of computerized instruction and online learning, efforts to use technology to improve the education process are hardly new. In Teaching Machines: The History of Personalized Learning (MIT Press, 2021), Audrey Watters recounts the attempts over the past century to use technology to improve educational procedures. These began over a century ago with psychologist Sidney Pressy's effort to invent an “automatic teacher” that would eliminate drudgery by automating test scoring. While such efforts gained momentum in the 1930s, the attempts by manufacturers to profit from such technology often complicated their introduction and adoption. In the 1950s B. F. Skinner gave new life to these endeavors by developing devices and processes that applied his theories of behavioral psychology to the learning process. Though the idea of “push-button education” seized the public's imagination and stimulated efforts to introduce his teaching machines to the classroom, by the end of the 1960s the growing backlash against Skinner's ideas and regimentation in education ensured the demise of his vision of the automated classroom. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices Support our show by becoming a premium member! https://newbooksnetwork.supportingcast.fm/new-books-network
Our goal this week was to make Charlotte as uncomfortable as possible and I think we achieved that. This week, the Babes took the infamous BDSM test and explored our kinks (drink every time Emily says “f*ck it up). Disclaimer: any healthy relationship is all about willing, enthusiastic, and continuous consent, and BDSM relationships are no different. They aren't for everyone and are built on complete trust, so make sure you and your partner(s) are educated before exploring these types of relationships. Exploring kinks can be fun, and doing it with someone you feel safe and comfortable with makes it all the better. Contrary to what you might think, the submissive party actually holds all the power in BDSM relationships. They have the power to set the boundaries while dominant party has the opportunity to play within those set limits. Kinks are all about elevating your sexual experience, so things like fear and adrenaline can enhance your arousal and your play. The kink community has its own culture, so it's important to research before joining the community. The Babes talk about our different kinks, including those not on the test, as well exploring how reading has really opened Emily and Elaina's eyes to some potential new interests. Finally, Charlotte's game takes an interesting turn involving carrots, pegging, and an acid trip gone wrong. By the way, anyone who knows what the real Kinder/Kinge/Kumble is, you can direct your messages to the Babes' email account. All this and more on Babes and Bad Decisions! --- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast. https://anchor.fm/app
The notes I read from for this episode:I asked many questions on the last episode. The core ones were “why aren't we switching to renewables and not polluting faster?” I know we can't switch overnight, but what sets the pace? Do we know if the limits will go away, like we just need to build more factories, or maybe they won't, like what led us to retract from supersonic flight? It worked in some ways, but not enough. A mix of social, business, engineering, and physics issues pulled us back.How much farther can advances go? Can we expect as great advances as the 747 compared to the Wright brothers' first plane? How much of the solar power hitting the Earth can we effectively use?I point you to a paper called Pulling Back The Curtain On The Energy Transition Tale, which I link to in the notes. It's not peer-reviewed, but shares all its sources. It looks at the limitations of renewable energy sources. What does it take to build solar and wind farms? How many do we have to build? How many can we? Things like that. I recommend reading it. I'll share some highlights, or lowlights.To start off, most, about 80 percent of energy comes fossil fuels directly, like heating iron to make steel. Some processes can use electrical power but not all. They cite sources that generating that 20 percent of electrical power would cost $11 trillion for solar cells, just a small part of over $250 trillion, though it would have to be in the desert since we couldn't transmit it far from there. We'd need to grow the grid 14 times faster than we are to do it by 2050.That's still not covering fossil fuel things like heating and container ships. We'd have to build solar and wind farms 3 to 4 times faster than ever every years until 2050. Since they last 15 to 25 years, once finished, we'd have to replace them all.Making the solar cells and windmills requires steel, cement, concrete, and other materials that require temperatures we so far only get from fossil fuels, so we'd have to keep burning them to create the would-be sustainable renewables, but they aren't sustainable if they require fossil fuels in perpetuity. They also emit greenhouse gases. The paper goes into more detail about alternatives like biogas that don't work for other reasons. For one thing, land we use to grow fuel we aren't growing food with, but we're projected to need all that food.Building solar panels requires fossil fuel-burning temperatures. The processes produce toxic by-products and other greenhouse gases besides CO2. They require some rare minerals that may run out and so far have often led to human rights abuses in mining them.Since they operate a few decades, disposing of them may lead them to be 10 percent of electronic waste. Recycling materials so far use techniques that expose people to toxic waste.Batteries and other storage require hundreds of times more capacity than we have. “The world's largest battery manufacturing facility—Tesla's $5 billion Gigafactory in Nevada—could store only three minutes' worth of annual U.S. electricity demand in its entire year of production. Fabricating a quantity of batteries that could store even two days' worth of U.S. electricity demand would require 1,000 years of Gigafactory production.”The paper goes into more detail about limitations of batteries and other storage worth reading. Any number of its points might be enough to derail renewables.“Large cranes (used to load and unload cargo, in large construction projects, in mining operations, and more), container and other large ships, airplanes, and medium and heavy duty trucks” may never be able to run on batteries or anything other than fossil fuels.Wind turbines require magnets that require rare earth metals whose mining produces toxic and radioactive waste. The blades are fiberglass that can't be recycled or reused. Making the towers requires fossil fuels to make the steel and power the large vehicles to transport them. Installing the towers requires heavy trucks and machinery that batteries can't power to dig deep and manufacture the materials. Plus they use a lot of cement and concrete, which emit a lot of greenhouse gases.Technology may overcome some of these problems, but remember, these technologies were supposed to solve the problems of past technologies, which were supposed to handle the problems of technologies before them. The paper doesn't say it, but each solution seems to require more work than all the ones it replaces. Why should we expect this round to be the last when each before only enlarged the problems? Every indication suggests more problems to come with all the waste to manage, manufacture that doesn't go away, and raw materials we'll keep needing, destroying the environment and creating deadly working conditions.The paper then goes into hydropower, fission, and fusion. Hydro has few places that can be dammed left. Fission would need many more to be built, but they take long times and have big waste management issues. The paper details many problems with fusion that may never be solvable—high operating costs, huge needs for water when many areas humans live in are becoming arid, time to build if ever feasible, and so on.The paper covers carbon capture and storage, mainly pointing out that no viable schemes exist nor on any remotely useful scale. It covers the social exploitation that has always accompanied mining the materials needed for batteries, magnets, and other material parts of renewables.It talks about physical limits to potential advances. Most of these fields are mature and the technologies reaching those physical limits. Solar cells can't produce much more power per area than they are, nor can wind.While cars and bicycles can run from batteries, large trucks for transportation and construction, planes, and freight ships can't. Probably whole systems of trains can't run on renewables or at least would need an expanded grid whose construction would take away from the rest of the economy. All high-speed rail projects in the US run over in cost and time.As for flying, you'll get to hear the details from the chief engineer when our conversation emerges from the editing pipeline. My high-level takeaways, though, are that batteries add weight and are near their limits on being able to hold enough energy for a long flight and to deliver power fast enough without overheating. These two properties—holding energy and delivering power fast—tend to be exclusive. If you improve one you lose the other. To fly a heavier plane requires moving slower, but planes can only slow so much. It means fewer people and different plane design, but plane design is a mature field. No one knows any new advances. They're mostly implementing old ones that the industry didn't use because it optimized for profitability, not sustainability, before pollution became the issue it did.I understood from him that currently no technologies allow for flights of the capacity, speed, and distance we now consider normal. If we reached the limits of all technologies, I understood we still couldn't fly dozens of people thousands of miles. Going from North America to Europe would require stopping over in Greenland or Iceland not to recharge, which would take a long time, but to change planes, which would require lots of extra planes on the ground, which adds costs and pollution to manufacture extra planes.Meanwhile, the Atlantic would now have a huge bottleneck if we could even fly those distances, build enough planes, and generate enough power to charge them in Greenland and Iceland. How many flights per day could these small islands process? Could we cross the Pacific at all by plane?I'm not bringing these points up to bring you down. I didn't make up this research. I learned of it through podcast guest Dave Gardner's podcast Growthbusters episode Santa Claus, the Tooth Fairy and the Green New Deal, featuring Megan Seibert, who explains this research and her views. She's part of the Real Green New Deal project, which I also link to in the notes.It seems to me if you have to cross Death Valley, it's useful to know how much water you need and can bring. If we don't have enough, nobody wins by starting to cross, knowing we won't make it.By contrast, reducing consumption and birth rate require no new technological advances, cost little money and probably save more, and when implemented in voluntary non-coercive ways have improved measures of health, longevity, prosperity, abundance, and stability. Solutions exist, just not the ones we've fantasized for generations would work.Living much simpler lives is beyond possible. Contrary to mainstream beliefs, it means what I believe anyone would call a better life not despite not flying all over the world at whim but because of it. Living as our ancestors did doesn't mean 30 becomes old age or we lose science. On the contrary, probably more longevity and more meaningful interaction with nature.Life can be great living sustainably. Our entitlement holds us back, not a physical lack of viability. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
Two Top Virologists' Frightening Warnings About COVID Injections: Ignored by Government and Big Media By Joel S. Hirschhorn NOQ Report, August 21 2021 When two great minds come to similar conclusions about the current global push to vaccinate everyone with the COVID experimental vaccines, we should pay close attention. Both highly experienced scientists have a totally negative view of the vaccination effort. Worse than being ineffective, they point to negative health outcomes for the global population. These two truth-telling acclaimed medical researchers make Fauci look as inept, deceitful and dangerous as he is. The point made in this article is not only has Fauci pushed the wrong potentially disastrous pandemic solution, he has blocked the right one. Much of what the two virologists say is very technical in nature. This article simplifies their controversial messages without losing their essential meanings. The public needs to understand their warnings that refute all the propaganda pushing vaccines from government and public health agencies as well as big media. Warning: Keep reading and you may become depressed. * Dr. Luc Montagnier First considered is the thinking of Dr. Luc Montagnier, a French virologist and recipient of the 2008 Nobel Prize in Medicine for his discovery of the human immunodeficiency virus (HIV). He has a doctorate in medicine. But there is a lot more to conclude he is a great expert: He has received more than 20 major awards, including the French National Order of Merit and the Légion d'honneur. He is a recipient of the Lasker Award, the Scheele Award, the Louis-Jeantet Prize for medicine , the Gairdner Award the Golden Plate Award of the American Academy of Achievement, King Faisal International Prize (known as the Arab Nobel Prize), and the Prince of Asturias Award. He has worked hard to expose the dangers of the COVID-19 vaccines, still experimental but sadly may soon be fully approved. The vaccines don't stop the virus, argues the prominent virologist, they do the opposite — they “feed the virus,” and facilitate its development into stronger and more transmittable variants. These new virus variants will be more resistant to vaccination and may cause more health implications than their “original” versions. Montagnier refers to the mass vaccine program as an “unacceptable mistake” and are a “scientific error as well as a medical error.” His assertion is that “The history books will show that…it is the vaccination that is creating the variants.” In other words: “There are antibodies, created by the vaccine,” forcing the virus to “find another solution” or die. “This is where the variants are created. It is the variants that “are a production and result from the vaccination.” Stop and think about these thoughts. Have you heard a better explanation of variant creation? I doubt it. He is talking about the mutation and strengthening of the virus from a phenomenon known as Antibody Dependent Enhancement (ADE). ADE is a mechanism that increases the ability of a virus to enter cells and cause a worsening of the disease. Data from around the world confirms ADE occurs in SARS-CoV-2, which causes COVID-19, says Montagnier. “You see it in each country, it's the same: the curve of vaccination is followed by the curve of deaths.” Sounds like what we are now hearing more about, namely escalating breakthrough infections that kill some people. And this spiral into disaster may have no end. In a November 2020 documentary he emphasized harmful and irrational mask mandates as well as lockdowns, quarantines, abuses of government overreach, and supported use of effective COVID treatments such as hydroxychloroquine. The film was banned by YouTube and most other mainstream outlets. At that time Fauci had succeeded in blocking wide use of the cheap generic based treatments for COVID and pursued the wait for the vaccine strategy. Montagnier has been a vocal critic of the mass vaccination campaign. In a letter to the President and Judges of the Supreme Court of the State of Israel, which unrolled the world's speediest and the most massive vaccination campaign, Montagnier argued for its suspension. He said: “I would like to summarize the potential dangers of these vaccines in a mass vaccination policy.” Here they are: 1. Short-term side effects: these are not the normal local reactions found for any vaccination, but serious reactions involve the life of the recipient such as anaphylactic shock linked to a component of the vaccine mixture, or severe allergies or an autoimmune reaction up to cell aplasia. In this group we should include a number of lethal blood problems involving clots and loss of platelets that cause strokes, brain bleeds and other impacts. Lack of vaccine protection: 2.1 In induced antibodies do not neutralize a viral infection, but on the contrary facilitate it depending on the recipient. The latter may have already been exposed to the virus asymptomatically. Naturally induced antibodies may compete with the antibodies induced by the vaccine. 2.2 The production of antibodies induced by vaccination in a population highly exposed to the virus will lead to the selection of variants resistant to these antibodies. These variants can be more virulent or more transmissible. This is what we are seeing now. An endless virus-vaccine race that will always turn to the advantage for the virus. Long-term effects: Contrary to the claims of the manufacturers of messenger RNA vaccines, there is a risk of integration of viral RNA into the human genome. Our cells have the ability to reverse transcriptase from RNA into DNA. Although this is a rare event, its passage through the DNA of germ cells and its transmission to future generations cannot be excluded. His bottom line: “Faced with an unpredictable future, it is better to abstain.” But most people will find it extremely difficult to resist all the coercion and vaccine mandates. Back in April 2020, before all the talk of variants and before the rollout of the experimental vaccines, Montagnier urged people to refuse vaccines against COVID-19 when they become available. His main point should always be remembered: “instead of preventing the infection, they [would] accelerate infection.” Today, the newly occurring variants of SARS-CoV-2 that affect vaccinated people prove his thesis. With his scientific thinking, mass vaccination may cause a new, more deadly wave of pandemic infection. As to the much talked about and hope for herd immunity, he has said: “the vaccines Pfizer, Moderna, Astra Zeneca do not prevent the transmission of the virus person-to-person and the vaccinated are just as transmissive as the unvaccinated. Therefore the hope of a ‘collective immunity' by an increase in the number of vaccinated is totally futile.” On the positive side, he advocated this: “The early treatment of infection with ivermectin and bacterial antibiotic because there is a bacterial cofactor that amplifies the effects of the virus. “ Dr. Vanden Bossche The stark views of Montagnier have been shared by the esteemed Belgium virologist Dr. Vanden Bossche. He too has considerable credentials that make his views worth consideration. He has PhD degree in Virology from the University of Hohenheim, Germany. He held faculty appointments at universities in Belgium and Germany. He was at the German Center for Infection Research in Cologne as Head of the Vaccine Development Office. He has been in the private sector at several vaccine companies (GSK Biologicals, Novartis Vaccines, Solvay Biologicals) where he worked on vaccine R&D as well as vaccine development. He also worked with the Global Alliance for Vaccines and Immunization (GAVI) in Geneva as Senior Ebola Program Manager. His views have been analyzed in a recent article. He too has loudly called for a halt to mass-vaccination programs. He believes that if the jabs are not halted, they could lead to the evolution of stronger and stronger variants of the virus until a “supervirus” takes hold and wipes out huge numbers of people. This is his bold view: “Given the huge amount of immune escape that will be provoked by mass vaccination campaigns and flanking containment measures, it is difficult to imagine how human interventions would not cause the COVID-19 pandemic to turn into an incredible disaster for global and individual health.” Here is an essential element of his thinking. Pretty much everything being done in the pandemic doesn't guarantee elimination of the virus. What is happening is selective viral ‘immune escape' where viruses continue to be shed from those who are infected [both vaccinated and nonvaccinated] because neutralizing antibodies fail to prevent replication and elimination of the virus. The evolutionary selection pressure on the virus through ‘immune escape,' creates ever more virulent strains of the virus that have a competitive advantage over other variants and will increasingly have the potential to break through the antibody defenses. Defenses provided by the vaccine induced immune system. This is ‘vaccine resistance.' What happens is that vaccine makers keep trying to outsmart variants, but fail. So, they keep pushing boosters and yearly vaccine shots. This is the more is better approach. This is aided by suppression of many negative facts about the vaccines by big media. A frightening forecast by Bossche is that the worst of the pandemic is still to come. Hard to believe considering all the bad news propaganda about cases, hospitalizations and deaths. But he thinks we are now experiencing the calm before the ultimate storm. Imagine a new wave of infection far worse than anything we've seen so far is how Bossche thinks. How does this happen? There will be more mutants or variants to which the adaptive immune system from vaccine shots provides little resistance. At the same time there will be decreased innate or natural immune effectiveness. Unless people take a number of steps to boost their natural immunity. Bossche consistently points to a lack of evidence that the existing global, mass vaccination program that has been mounted while there is still significant infection around, is unprecedented and there is no scientific evidence that this will work. This is why he is largely ignored. He stresses that historic vaccination programs have always emphasized the importance of vaccinating populations prophylactically in the absence of infection pressure. He also argues that if different types of vaccine were used that provided sterilizing immunity i.e., that prevented immune escape and killed all viruses in those vaccinated, the situation would be entirely different. Most people do not understand that the current experimental vaccines do not actually kill the virus; and that both the vaccinated and nonvaccinated shed the virus. These vaccines do not stop viral transmission. And all the contagion control measures simply to not work effectively enough to stop wide spread of the virus in its various forms. Here is his big picture view: “There is only one single thing at stake right now and that is the survival of our human race, frankly speaking.” But there are more strong words recently said by Bossche to pay attention to: “every person out there who is ‘partially' or ‘fully' vaccinated is a walking disease incubation system that puts everyone else at risk of contracting a deadly, vaccine-caused ‘variant' that could kill them. The ‘vaccinated' are walking murderers spreading disease to others. Getting injected for the Fauci Flu is not only foolish; it is also a form of murder in that unvaccinated people are now at risk of contracting the deadly diseases being manufactured inside the bodies of the vaccinated. If Trump had never introduced the vaccine in the first place, the pandemic would have long ago fizzled out. Since his vaccines continue to be pushed … however, the ‘Delta' variant is spreading like wildfire, soon to be followed by other ‘variants' as we enter the fall season.” This too is a very strong view. The “mass vaccination program is…unable to generate herd immunity.” If true, there is little hope of seeing the COVID pandemic ending. What is the solution? Bossche has identified the needed alternative to the current massive vaccine effort. It is this; “This first critical step can only be achieved by calling an immediate halt to the mass vaccination program and replacing it by widespread use of antiviral chemoprophylactics while dedicating massive public health resources to scaling early multidrug treatments of Covid-19 disease.” This is referring to the early home/outpatient treatment protocols based on cheap, safe and fully approved generics like ivermectin and hydroxychloroquine; these also work as preventatives. Pandemic Blunder provides much data and advice on using this treatment approach. So, both virologists support use of what Fauci has blocked. These action recommendations were also made by Bossche “Provide – at no cost – early multidrug treatment to all patients in need. Roll out campaigns to promote healthy diets and lifestyle.” In other words, people need to take actions to boost their natural immunity, this should include vitamins and supplements, including this cocktail: vitamin C, vitamin D, zine and quercetin. Conclusions Take a moment to consider that Patrick Wood on the Bannon show on August 21 concluded that all the available data from the US and Europe shows some 100,000 people have died from the COVID experimental vaccines. I agree with that assessment. And by the time you read this FDA may have given full approval to the Pfizer vaccine. After considering what these two experts have said it is appropriate to criticize what current government officials say, namely blame the unvaccinated for the surges in COVID cases, hospitalizations and deaths. The major alternative to this thinking is that it is the vaccinated people who are creating pandemic problems, including the variants. The strong conclusion is that the current vaccines are ineffective, nonprotective and dangerous. What is needed is an entirely new approach to COVID vaccines. Perhaps there are companies working on this. This would threaten the trillion-dollar business of the current vaccine makers. If the people, agencies and institutions with all the power listening to these two very smart people they would devote all their energies to using alternatives to the current vaccines. We have them. Notably, the treatment protocols that so many great doctors have created and used to help their patients. Many other physicians and medical researchers have called for a halt to the current vaccine bonanza for big drug companies. In the meantime, on a daily basis for all those willing to look at the facts, it is clearer and clearer that the experimental vaccines are not effective. It is insanity to keep doing or expanding what is not working. That is the insane world we are now experiencing even as more and people die from breakthrough infections, blood problems and other bad vaccine health impacts. Perhaps the ugly truth about the vaccines will be widely revealed only when there are massive, widespread deaths despite all the shots and jabs. That will be too late to change pandemic management from money-driven stupidity to life-saving, medically moral actions. * Dr. Joel S. Hirschhorn, author of Pandemic Blunder and many articles on the pandemic, worked on health issues for decades. As a full professor at the University of Wisconsin, Madison, he directed a medical research program between the colleges of engineering and medicine. As a senior official at the Congressional Office of Technology Assessment and the National Governors Association, he directed major studies on health-related subjects; he testified at over 50 U.S. Senate and House hearings and authored hundreds of articles and op-ed articles in major newspapers. He has served as an executive volunteer at a major hospital for more than 10 years. He is a member of the Association of American Physicians and Surgeons and America's Frontline Doctors and has been a long-time contributor to the sites of Kettle Moraine.
What do you do after you accomplish your biggest professional goal at age 33? That's the question DC asked professional climber Alex Honnold in this exclusive HYPERGROWTH episode of Seeking Wisdom.Alex was the first, and remains the only, climber to free solo El Cap, a 3,000ft granite face in Yosemite National Park, in 2018. Contrary to popular belief, it wasn't as easy as he made it look. In this episode, DC and Alex talk about what it was like to train for the climb with an entire film crew by his side, what life's been like since the release of the Free Solo movie, and what's next for Alex.Like this episode? Be sure to leave a ⭐️ ⭐️ ⭐️ ⭐️ ⭐️ ⭐️ review and share the pod with your friends. You can connect with DC on Twitter @dcancel @DriftPodcasts or text him to share your feedback at +1-212-380-1036. For more learnings from DC, check out his weekly newsletter, The One Thing. You can subscribe here: https://www.drift.com/insider/learn/newsletters/dc/