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Our Friendly World with Fawn and Matt
7 Ways of Rest Your Body and Mind Need So That You Can Be a Good Friend

Our Friendly World with Fawn and Matt

Play Episode Listen Later Jan 23, 2023 12:39


Let's talk about rest. R e s t. We're always going, going, going! Doesn't the world to you seem like everything is speeding up faster and faster, and that time is going by incredibly fast, like a rollercoaster fast?Today's episode is on the value of rest and all the different types of rest we need to look at.There are 7 different ways of rest that our bodies need. And when we rest, we are better friends. We have a free gift for you. Go to https://www.ourfriendlyworldpodcast.com/ and pick up a free copy of Fawn's “Ikigai of Friendship” companion book And to gift us, tell others about our podcast and leave a kind review. Seven Ways of Rest - TRANSCRIPT [00:00:00] Fawn: Woo wee guys, how are you? Hello. Welcome back. [00:00:06] Matt: I feel like, uh, deer Cotton headlights. I don't know what you wanna talk about. . [00:00:11] Fawn: I wanna talk about rest. R e s t. We're always going, going, going, doesn't the world to you seem like everything is speeding up faster and faster, and that time is going by. incredibly fast, like a rollercoaster, fast. [00:00:32] Matt: There's a dichotomy for me because if I'm doing a lot of stuff, my individual days go by really fast. But then when I look back what I did a week ago, it seems like a long time ago, it's like a Twilight Zone. So it's a weird thing. [00:00:49] Matt: So yes, it has sped up and yet has slowed down at the same time. [00:00:54] Fawn: I feel like most of us are really working. What's the term? Is it a car term? Working on all cylinders? Is that the term? [00:01:05] Matt: Firing on all cylinders. [00:01:06] Fawn: Firing on all cylinders, constantly nonstop. [00:01:12] Matt: Yes. [00:01:14]

Kings and Generals: History for our Future
3.32 Fall and Rise of China: Taiping Rebellion #9: Li Hongzhang and the Anhui Army

Kings and Generals: History for our Future

Play Episode Listen Later Jan 23, 2023 38:31


Last time we spoke the Qing dynasty was looking dreadful. More and more peoples were flocking to the Taiping, as the European forces were humiliating the Qing government. Yet the more independent figure of Zeng Guofan and his Xiang army was making headway with its siege of Anqing, so much so it forced the shield king to depart from Nanjing to meet the enemy on the field. The foreign community had not completely lost its faith in the Taiping and sent envoys to see what relations could be made. Then the grand pincer attack of the Taiping kings failed horribly and they were unable to stop the Xiang army from capturing Anqing. Nanjing was now threatened yet again and it seemed no headway was being made with the foreigners to earn their support. Can the Taiping come back from such defeats? #32 This episode is The Taiping Rebellion part 9: Li Hongzhang and the Anhui Army   Welcome to the Fall and Rise of China Podcast, I am your dutiful host Craig Watson. But, before we start I want to also remind you this podcast is only made possible through the efforts of Kings and Generals over at Youtube. Perhaps you want to learn more about the history of Asia? Kings and Generals have an assortment of episodes on history of asia and much more  so go give them a look over on Youtube. So please subscribe to Kings and Generals over at Youtube and to continue helping us produce this content please check out www.patreon.com/kingsandgenerals. If you are still hungry for some more history related content, over on my channel, the Pacific War Channel where I cover the history of China and Japan from the 19th century until the end of the Pacific War. On August 22nd of 1861, Emperor Xianfeng died at the age of 30. The probable cause of his death was tuberculosis, but many romanticize it as him dying of shame and disgrace, never returning to Beijing. I think his rampant abuse of opium may have contributed also. Zeng Guofan received the news on September 14th and had this to write “Heaven has collapsed, the earth is split open. My emperor, from the time he came to the throne until today, over the course of twelve years, never knew a day when he wasn't consumed by worry over our dangers. Now Anqing is finally conquered, and the longhairs have begun to weaken. It looks as if the war has reached a turning point. But my emperor did not live long enough to hear the report of victory, so his dejection and melancholy will follow him into eternity. What a terrible agony that is for me, and for all of his ministers.” Xianfeng had died after just 11 years of rule and to make matters worse, the throne was supposed to go from father to son, but Xianfeng was notably infertile. In spite of spending almost his entire time with a harem of 18 concubines and wives for years, Xianfeng had managed to only father one son. This son in 1861 was 5 years of age. Hong Rengan began to preach and boast about the situation. “Xianfeng left behind a little demon who is several years old and will find it difficult to continue the demon rule. This is precisely the time for us to seize the opportunity to uphold Heaven, and render ourselves not unworthy in our role as heroes of the world.” Confidence in the dynasty was crumbling, many of the elites within Beijing began to compare the previous Qing emperors' reigns to the current situation. Yet while many of these elites lamented about how the dynasty was in decay, none offered any remedy to the situation, much like our politicians today ahah.    As much as Beijing was in disarray, the Taiping were in no position to march upon it, afterall they had just lost Anqing. However the death of Xianfeng reinfigerated the Taiping nonetheless. Chen Yucheng and the remnants of his battered army were cut off in northern Anhui while Li Xiucheng was marching east into Zhejiang province. Zhejiang at this time held around 26 million people and Li Xiucheng planned to conquer the province and gain further independence from Hong Rengan. Hong Rengan did not want Zhejiang province, well at least not at this time, what he wanted was for the Taiping to consolidate and take back Anqing. Control over the Yangtze region was the key to his strategy of consolidating a southern empire and for that Anqing was a major component. He began to beg Li Xiucheng sending letters from Nanjing to turn his army back around to smash Zeng Guofan. “the Yangtze has been described as a serpent, with its head at Hubei, its body in Anhui, and its tail in Jiangnan. We don't have Hubei, and if we let go of Anhui as well, the serpent will be sundered, and the tail won't survive for long on its own.” To all of this Li Xiucheng simply replied that Anqing was a hopeless cause and that he would not leave Zhejiang. Hong Rengan was livid, but what could he really do. Now the way Hong Rengan described the Yangtze as a serpent, was something Zeng Guofan also ascribed to. Both men understood the enormous advantage Wuchang and Anqing presented; they both controlled vast regions of agriculture. But along the eastern coast, particularly the port cities held enormous wealth and this is what attracted Li Xiucheng to Zhejiang. As a result of him taking forces into Zhejiang, now the overall momentum of the Taiping strategy skewed to the east.   Hong Rengan had changed after his military disaster at Tongcheng. He was more bitter, angry that the foreigners would not support their cause. And the second he had left Nanjing, the Hong brothers had done everything they could to belittle him. One major thing they did was take away the need for Hong Rengans seal to forward information to the Heavenly Kings, thus taking the mediator monopoly from him. This also came at a time Hong Xiuquan's son was older and sitting in on important meetings, learning the ropes. The Heavenly son was gradually becoming more important than Hong Rengan, he was no longer the undisputed second in command of the movement. Despite this, Hong Rengan still remained in charge of foreign relations and much of the administration of Nanjing. While Hong Rengan was out of Nanjing, a ton of setbacks had occurred. The worst were the demands imposed upon the Taiping by Admiral Hope and Parkes, that the Taiping must stay at least 30 miles away from Shanghai and other treaty ports such as Hankou and Wuchang.   The new 5 year old heir to the Qing dynasty was the son of one of Xiangfeng's concubines, a pretty Manchu woman named Yehonala. She gave birth to the boy at the age of 20 and since he was the sole male this made her status rise as she was the mother of a soon reigning emperor, a rank that compared to that of being the wife of the emperor. Her title became known as Empress Dowager, and she is quite infamous in modern Chinese history, her name since becoming the Empress Dowager became Cixi. She is often compared to Queen Victoria, as both would be the most powerful women of the 19th century. When Xianfeng died, he issued an edict naming his 8 closest Manchu advisers as regents for his son. Traditionally when a new emperor was too young to rule, power was entrusted to regents or family members until the emperor became old enough. With the boy being 5 years of age, the regents could expect to rule over the empire for at least a decade, not a bad gig. Many of these regents hated the Europeans and dreamed of breaking the treaties. Yet Prince Gong, who many thought was too soft on the foreigners, sought a plan to appease the foreigners by creating a office of foreign affairs, so that in the meantime all the strength of the Qing empire could be brought down upon the Taiping.   Now the only check to the powers of the new regents was the pair of Empress Dowagers, Cixi and the Xianfengs widow . Before his death he had given them each an imperial seal. While all edict would be composed by the regents, the Dowager empresses would hold veto powers using their seals. The widow proved compliant to the regents from the offset, but Cixi did not follow the regents without question. She began to assert her independence and threatened to withhold approval for some of the regents' policy decisions, creating a tension between the 8 male regents and the mother of the emperor. The tensions came to a head in late October when Xianfeng's remains were finally brought back to Beijing. In the grand funeral procession, 124 bearers carried the dead Emperor and at their head was Sushun the top ranking regent. The two dowager empresses traveled with a forward party escorting the young emperor in a closed palaquin. The empresses would have a single day in the capital before Sushun would get there and they quickly went to work.   The empresses met with Prince Gong immediately, using their private guards to thwart some of the other regents who were with them from preventing the audience. Some of the regents even tried to stop the boy emperor from meeting with Prince Gong, but Prince Gong had become quite popular in Beijing, having been the only one who stayed to do anything to help the city when the foreigners attacked, thus the population, and more importantly the Beijing guards stopped the regents forces. It also turns out Cixi had spent weeks secretly meeting with Prince Gongs brother at the hunting retreat in Rehe and they formed a plan. Prince Gong accompanied the empresses into Beijing making sure the regents were nowhere near them. Then Prince Gong read out an edict in the emperors name using the empress dowagers seals, charging Sushun and the other regents of treason, who could have seen that one coming. A detachment of Manchu guards led by Prince Gongs brother rode out to confront Sushun, arresting him and the other regents. They were accused of causing a war with Britain and France by misleading the late Emperor Xianfeng with treacherous advice. They were blamed for the kidnapping of Harry Parkes and other envoys, breaking faith with the foreign community and provoking Elgin to march on the capital. They also prevented the emperor against his will from returning to Beijing and faked the Emperor's will to make them regents, this is some real game of thrones shit right here.    The trail was quick, as you would imagine, and within a week the regents were found guilty of all charges, gasp. 5 of them were striped of their rank and banished to the western frontier. The 3 most powerful regents, Sushun, Duanhua and Zaiyuan were sentenced to death, but in display of compassion, Cersei Lanister, I mean Empress Dowager Cixi, no idea how I mixed up those two figures, I see what you did Mr. George R Martin, Cixi granted Zaiyuan and Duanhua the privilege of strangling themselves with silk, but it turned out to be a symbolic gesture as they were hung in a dungeon. For Sushun who proved to be her true rival, he was beheaded in public on November 8th in a cabbage market. Now edicts proclaims empress dowager Cixi would quote “should in person administer the government and by assisted by a counselor or counselors, to be chosen from among the princes of the highest order, and immediately allied to the throne”. Thus Empress Dowager Cixi with Prince Gong as her chief adviser became the new ruler of the Qing dynasty.    Now coming back to a point I made quite awhile back, I think during the first episode of the series, Karl Marx predicted in 1853 that the Taiping rebellion would cripple British trade in China and he was quite wrong, at least initially. Ironically, the civil war severed the internal trade networks within China causing merchants to dramatically look to external trade thus booming British trade. Figures rose about 30 percent from 1860-1861, but then another large event unfolded, another civil war, this time in America. Britain was thus trapped between two large civil wars. British commerce relied heavily upon both these nations. The United States, aka King Cotton in the south, provided the cotton for British textiles, which they sold in the far east. ¾'s of Britain cotton came from the US south and because of the tricky political situation now Britain could not afford to deal with those southerners lest they get caught up in the civil war. Now until the cotton dried up from the US, Britain was able to undersell the Chinese domestic cotton market, but with the outbreak of the war, the prices rose too high and now the Chinese were not buying their stuff. British exports dropped dramatically, causing textile factories to shut down. Cotton was just one part of the conundrum, because alongside it, the Americans consumed around 2/3rd of the green tea purchased by British merchants from China. Thus the British tea and textile trade was being torn to bits.   There was one gleaming light of hope however. The new treaty ports in China offered some new opportunities. The British could trade between the ports, especially those along the Yangtze river. Hell the internal trade networks were shattered as a result of the civil war, but the British enjoyed steamship power along the rivers and the ability to go freely from port to port. Now Britain sought profit, to do so they needed to expand the Chinese markets, and this meant doing some business with the Taiping who held some of the good ports. Until now Britain had avoided open relations with the Taiping. Now on May 13th of 1861 Britain announced recognition of the confederacy meaning Britain would treat the south as a separate government contending for power and not a lawless rebellion. This meant Britain could loan money and purchase arms and supplies for the Confederacy. To the merchants in China this seemed to be the ideal situation that should be adopted there. Many called for treating the Taiping the same as the confederacy, hell the confederacy was recognized after mere months, while the Taiping had been around for 10 years. The house of commons debated the matter and after long a tedious back and forths it was decided the neutrality stance must be sustained, given however that the Taiping did not hinder British trade within the provinces they controlled.   Meanwhile Li Xiucheng's army was running rampant in Zhejiang province, taking the capital of Hangzhou in December of 1861 after over 8 weeks of siege. The city had 2.3 million inhabitants and it proved quite easy to starve them out. Li Xiucheng had his men fire arrows with messages into the city stating the people would not be harmed and would be given the choice to join the Taiping or be left to leave freely. As one Qing commander at Hangzhou put it “Because the Loyal King issued orders not to harm the people, the people didn't help fight against him … Thus, none of the people suffered at the hands of the longhairs, and they all turned around and blamed the Imperials for their afflictions.” Thus the Manchu garrison burnt themselves alive while Qing officials slit their throats, but the common people went unmolested, nice for a change. It also seems Li Xiucheng took notice of the horrifying atrocities performed by Zeng Guofan at Anqing and wanted to earn the high ground with the commoners by pointing out how terrible the Manchu were. He even let the Manchu and Qing officials in Hangzhou go free, though as I said many took the alternative path of suicide.    Hangzhou was the capital and lynchpin of Zhejiang province, an enormous blow to the Qing. But there was another city that was significant, Ningbo, a treaty port, on the other side of Hangzhou bay, and just due south of Shanghai. To go from Ningbo to Hangzhou by land was around 200 miles, roughly double the distance of that by ship. The Qing forces at Shanghai hoped Ningbo's close proximity would mean the foreigners might defend the city as well. But Bruce stamped that down pretty quick sending word to the consul of Ningbo that if the Taiping were to attack, the BRitish would not get involved. He also told Admiral hope “I do not think we can take upon ourselves the protection of Ningpo, we should not display British naval power near that city lest we get compromise ourselves in this civil contest”. Admiral Hope seems to have seen things differently as upon learning in may of 1861 that the Taiping were going to march on Ningbo, he dispatched Captain Roderick Dew in the 14 gunship Encounter to dissuade the rebels. Captain Dew was also told to try and make contact with any Taiping commanders nearest to Shanghai and to relay the same type of messages Parkes had when it came to Hankou. “Point out to the commander that the capture and destruction of the town of Ningpo would be extremely injurious to British trade and that he should desist from all hostile proceedings against the town. Don't commit yourself to the necessity of having recourse to force, but do remind him of what took place last year at Shanghai”.   After giving the veiled threat to the Taiping Captain Dew went into Ningbo and told the Qing officials to mount every possible defense they could. Dew was told by Hope that under no circumstances could he open fire on the Taiping, it really was just a bluff. But Hope also asked Dew to investigate Ningbo and figure out the quote “amount of auxiliary european force which you think sufficient for its defense”. It seems the real politik at play was this. Both Admiral Hope and Frederick Bruce were planning ahead for what they assumed would be a major policy change. Both men expected their government to change its mind and wanted to be ready at a whims notice to defend any British interests from the Taiping. But in essence as you can see their actions were also drawing in conflict with the Taiping, the old self fulfilling prophecy. Both men did not want to see the Qing overthrown by the Taiping, because they seemed the worse choice as far as trade was concerned. All the customs duties from treaty ports were being used by the Qing to pay the reparations to the British for the second opium war, ahaaaaa there it really is. If the Taiping took a port, well the British could expect no return, but to prop up the Qing meant an endless cash flow. Nonetheless the Taiping represented a large threat, the British simply did not have enough forces to defend all their interests for the meantime they had to play a sort of ballet between the Taiping and Qing.   Captain Dew ended up bringing 12 large cannons from the British armory at Shanghai and installed them on Ningpo's walls, figuring if it was not British manning them, well that didnt breach neutrality. But low and behold the Qing officials did not lift a finger to help defend the city, and why would they, if they made the situation worse perhaps the British would become more involved. When the Taiping approached Ningpo, the city emptied, well all those who could flee did. On November 26th the Taiping were 30 miles off from Ningpo and by December 2nd just a days march when the British sent a party to parley with them. The British pleaded for the Taiping to give the city one more week before assaulting it and they agreed to this for some unknown reason. On december 9th, 60,000 Taiping advanced in 2 columns towards the city gates as Taiping naval units rowed over to scale the walls from the sea. It was a relatively peaceful conquest as just about all Qing officials had fled prior. Of course the usual looting was done, but very little murders were performed. The French, American and British officials came to Ningpo to talk to the Taiping demanding they respect their trade privileges and the Taiping commanders agreed enthusiastically offering to execute anyone who dared lift a finger on any foreigner.  Thus for the Taiping this was an incredible victory and one step closer to establishing good relations with the foreigners.    1862 was a year of many unknowns for China, both Beijing and Nanjing were re-forming themselves and no one could accurately predict how the war would go. Zeng Guofan was building up his Xiang army now using Anqing as an HQ. His power base was now Anhui province. To the east, Li Xiucheng controlled Zhejiang and Jiangsu provinces, nearly a quarter of China's yearly income came from these combined territories. After grabbing Ningbo, the only logical step forward was, Shanghai. It was a gleaming gem, unbelievable revenues could be earned by its control. The past 2 years had shown Li Xiucheng that the British simply would not pay the Taiping proper recognition nor respect and so he sought to finally do something about it. Li Xiucheng began to prepare his army to return to Shanghai, this time not so lightly armed. Li XIucheng was never one to believe the foreigners could have ever been won over in the first place and now Hong Rengan's authority was widely diminished in Nanjing, as for out here in the east it was honestly Li Xiucheng's show.    As for the British, Ningbo seemed to not be trading much at all since the Taiping came, Anqing had fallen to Zeng Guofan and all the meanwhile Bruce was sending reports back home of endless Taiping atrocity stories whenever they took cities, most were fabricated. Bruce was trying to make parliament see that the stance of neutrality would eventually lead to the death of British trade. Harry Parkes also traveled back to Britain who would have a lot to say to the public about his time in China, his mistreatment afterall was the rationale for the burning of the summer palace. The very last deed he performed before sailing off was a last ditch attempt to stop the Taiping from approaching Shanghai, which they refused. In fact the negotiations had gone so terribly, one of Admiral Hope's commanders threatened to attack the rebels if they dared come near Shanghai.   Back to Zeng Guofan, he finally had Anqing, but now he faced the daunting need for more and more men. By taking Anqing he now gained the vast territory around it, holding tens of millions of people spreading towards the east. The Taiping still controlled many towns in northern Anhui and Chen Yucheng was in full retreat going downstream towards Nanjing. Everything east of Nanjing was pretty much a hopeless cause. Zeng Guofan's men were exhausted, they spent basically a year besieging Anqing, many wanted to go back home, morale was low. Zeng Guofan began to rebuild in Anqing using his own men as laborers. Under his direction they rebuilt the confucian academy and examination hall, repaired the walls and restored the markets. Next he set up relief stations to help the famine stricken population and helped them restore the agricultural output of the region. He also sent his brother Guoquan back to their homelands of Hunan to recruit another 6000 Hunanese soldiers, because the next push was going to be against Nanjing. Now Zeng Guofan was taking a bit of a risk sending his brother to do such a thing. There was a coup going on in Beijing, the Cixi Cersei Lannister one I spoke of, he did not know what the outcome was going to be from said coup and his actions could be judged as anti Qing since he was gaining more and more power independently from Beijing. Zeng Guofan already had a growing number of critics within Beijing who saw him as a growing threat to the central government. Thus he simply dispatched word back to the capital stating he needed to gather as many forces as he could to be able to march upon Nanjing to ride the dynasty of the Taiping menace. But this was all a facade, in order to actually defeat Nanjing, it had to be strangled from supplies, similar to ANqing. Yet Chen Yucheng loomed around in northern Anhui, and he was still yet to consolidate all of southern Anhui. He would need to take vast territory in southern Anhui towards Hangzhou in Zhejiang province and this would require colossal forces. But a strategy formed in his mind, he envisioned 3 separate armies attacking in unison: one from Anqing going east downriver to Nanjing; another led by Zuo Zongtang would march through Jiangxi into Zhejiang to smash Hangzhou; the last would march through Jiangsu and fight towards Suzhou and then Nanjing. But such feats required vast amounts of men, and he was beginning to think his homelands of Hunan were being drained dry of youthful men. Thus he cast aside his conservative methods for the first time and began to cast a wider net, he was going to trust a non Hunanese man to help him in his endeavors, one of my favorite figures in modern Chinese history, Li Hongzhang. Li Hongzhang was 38 years old at this time, a scholar from Anhui province and he was asked to help form a new provincial militia that could supplement Zengs Hunanese one. Just like Zeng Guofan, Li Hongzhang was a Hanlin scholar, an elite who scored top of the examination system. He was 11 years younger to Zeng Guofan, his father literally passed the Jinshi examination in Beijing in the same group as Zeng Guofan in 1838. The two men became close early on, when Li arrived in Beijing in 1844, fresh from passing his provincial examination, it was Zeng Guofan who agreed to serve as his teacher to help prepare him for the Jinshi, which he passed with distinction in 1847. They were tied by friendship through Li's father, making Zeng Guofan something like an uncle to him, but even more than that, Zeng Guofan was his teacher and mentor. Within the Confucian culture, a student and teacher were akin to a son and father.   Despite such close ties, it took Zeng Guofan a long time to come to the point where he would trust Li Hongzhang with his own army. Zeng Guofan knew the man was brilliant, he also knew he was ambitious. Li's older brother served on Zeng Guoan's staff, but when Li Hongzhang came to Zeng Guofan's military HQ in Hunan in 1858 looking for employment he was turned away. He was not just turned away, he was literally ignored for over a month. Yes Li spent a month hanging around until he got so frustrated he demanded Zeng Guofan given him a answer, which Zeng did, through an aid with some sarcasm he said to Li “perhaps the Hunan army was a bit to shallow a beach in which to harbor so large a ship as Li”. What Zeng was doing and would continue to do for a few years was to break Li's arrogance. He did this by various means, such as having guards drag Li literally out of bed if he ever overslept. Zeng was trying to toughen the man up, to test his grit. Li for his part hung in there, trying to convince Zeng of his loyalty and humility. They got in fights of course and this led Li to leave for a time, but by 1862 their relationship was solid and Zeng either through his trust in the man or in desperation entrusted him with basically being his second. Now there were some negatives to all of this. Zeng Guofan had very experienced military commanders at this point, much more experiences than Li Hongzhang, but Zeng Guofan was a scholar more than anything else and he valued Li Hongzhangs hanlin scholarship above all else.   In early 1862, Li Hongzhang began to form a regional militia using the same model as the Xiang army, which would be known as the Anhui army. He performed the same type of recruitment scheme, going first to his home district, forming companies of troops from the same homes to serve officers who they had connections to. Several thousand Anhui commoners were brought to Anqing by February to begin training under the guidance of veteran officers of the Xiang army. This new army would have the same structure, same training and for all intensive purposes was a mirror image of the Xiang army. The only real difference was that Li Hongzhang took orders from Zeng Guofan whom was supposed to be taking orders from Beijing but was increasingly becoming more and more independent. Empress Dowager Cixi and Prince Gong basically had no choice, but to allow Zeng Guofan his autonomy, because he was proving to be one of the very few commanders capable of dealing defeats to the Taiping. In November they issued edicts appointing Zeng Guofan as the governor-general and imperial commissioner of Anhui, Jiangsu and Jiangxi alongside military control over Zhejiang. This was some pretty crazy stuff, he basically controlled 4 of the richest and most densely populated provinces.    Zeng Guofan received the news of his new appointments at the same time as the news of what occurred during the coup, he was pretty surprised to say the least. Control over Zhejiang was a miserable part of the news, as it was literally being attacked with Hangzhou and Ningbo falling. He was a bit overwhelmed by it all and wrote in his diary “This power is too great, my stature will be too high, and my undeserved reputation has outgrown itself. This terrifies me to the extreme.” Despite his anxiety over it all, Zeng Guofan set to work and basically ordered his subordinates to perform a complete takeover of the civil administration of eastern China. Zeng Guofan's top subordinates became the individual governors of each province under him with Li Hongzhang receiving Jiangsu, Zuo Zongtang Zhejiang and two other proteges taking Jiangxi and Anhui. Now Zeng Guofan was able to redirect tax revenue from the provinces under his control, meaning he could hire and supply more troops.    I would like to take this time to remind you all that this podcast is only made possible through the efforts of Kings and Generals over at Youtube. Please go subscribe to Kings and Generals over at Youtube and to continue helping us produce this content please check out www.patreon.com/kingsandgenerals. If you are still hungry after that, give my personal channel a look over at The Pacific War Channel at Youtube, it would mean a lot to me. Emperor Xianfeng was dead and Empress Dowager Cixi was in charge. Zeng Guofan was making a ton of progress, but there simply was not enough men so he had his student Li Hongzhang form a new Anhui army.  

Texas Ag Today
Texas Ag Today - January 20, 2023

Texas Ag Today

Play Episode Listen Later Jan 20, 2023 22:58


USDA has increased their estimate of 2022 for the past four months, and many in the Texas cotton industry find that hard to believe. The Texas legislative session is off to its typical slow start, but Inauguration Day will help to get things rolling. East Texas farmers and ranchers have a good outlook for 2023, if Mother Nature cooperates. We'll have those stories and more on this episode of Texas Ag Today.

Fisk Vegas Bulletproof Giants
EP28: Daniel Jones bodies Vikings, Eagles cotton soft

Fisk Vegas Bulletproof Giants

Play Episode Listen Later Jan 19, 2023 125:09


On today's show we recap the vikings game and preview the Eagles game, enjoy

Texas Ag Today
Texas Ag Today - January 19, 2023

Texas Ag Today

Play Episode Listen Later Jan 19, 2023 22:57


Texas will have a strong influence on the new Congress as the 2023 Farm Bill is written. A lot of rangelands across Texas are in very bad shape, and full recovery will take a while when the drought finally ends. Texas corn farmers will have a new corn herbicide available this year. There's a new FDA approved product to treat arthritis in horses. We'll have those stories and more on this episode of Texas Ag Today.

Dragnet
Ranger Bill - Cotton and Candy

Dragnet

Play Episode Listen Later Jan 18, 2023 28:31


Texas Ag Today
Texas Ag Today - January 18, 2023

Texas Ag Today

Play Episode Listen Later Jan 18, 2023 22:59


Two Texas Republicans will serve on the House Agriculture Committee in the new Congress. Texas High Plains feedlots are anticipating some relief on feed prices in the months ahead. The latest wheat genetics are addressing drought tolerance, yield and standability. Central Texas wheat is suffering the effects of the Christmas freeze.

Texas Ag Today
Texas Ag Today - January 17, 2023

Texas Ag Today

Play Episode Listen Later Jan 17, 2023 22:59


There isn't much time left to get a Farm Bill completed, but Texas A&M's Bart Fischer says it is possible to get it done. Soil testing can have big benefits. It may be winter, but the chores for Texas gardeners are not letting up. There are a lot of causes of coughing in horses. We'll have those stories and more on this episode of Texas Ag Today.

The Environmental Transformation Podcast
Clean Bamboo, more Sustainable than Cotton with Phoebe Yu and Kat Dey of Ettitude

The Environmental Transformation Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Jan 17, 2023 43:53


Today's guests are Phoebe Yu and Kat Dey of Ettitude, a “Purpose Driven” fabric innovation and lifestyle brand making the world's softest, most sustainable materials with their patented and carbon neutral CleanBamboo® manufacturing process. Learn why Ettitude's CleanBamboo® products are safer for the environment, how all their decisions are focused on creating a more sustainable product while delivering the most luxurious bedding, sleep wear, and personal care products in the market. Discover all the benefits of CleanBamboo and why its preferred over cotton. Learn why developing a qualified supplier network is so important to their mission and how becoming a Certified B Corporation has helped them grow their business. Finally learn how they created a closed loop textile recycling program to upcycle and recycle their customers used bedding and other products and how consumers can buy their products from their on-line store at www.ettitude.com. Use discount code: enviropod for a 15% discount. Thanks to our Sponsors: Cascade Environmental, Center for Sustainability and Excellence (CSE), and Pace Analytical. #cleanbamboo #sustainabletextile #ettitude #ecofriendly #closedlooprecycling #circulareconomy #esg #sustainablematerials #bcorps #biodegradable

Texas Ag Today
Texas Ag Today - January 16, 2023

Texas Ag Today

Play Episode Listen Later Jan 16, 2023 22:59


Last week's USDA Crop Production and Supply & Demand Report boosted corn prices higher. Improved soil health can be a big asset to farmers on the Texas High Plains. Veterinarians have finally diagnosed the disease that caused several horse deaths in Louisiana. We'll have those stories and more on this episode of Texas Ag Today.

Topic Lords
169. Topicless

Topic Lords

Play Episode Listen Later Jan 16, 2023 72:04


Support Topic Lords on Patreon and get episodes a week early! (https://www.patreon.com/topiclords) Lords: * John * robohunkx on Twitter, robohunk on most social media platforms * Tim * Jamestown+ * The Pathless * https://github.com/westquote/squidtasks Topics: * America's self-denying culture of compartmentalization * Deus Ex: Revision is a mod for Deus Ex that changes maps just enough that it feels like a new game without losing what made the original special. * Napster pranks and more generally, fun with the early internet's poor security * The Last Titan * https://topiclords.com/articles/the-last-titan * Topic Lords update: A review of the Gros Michel (aka "Big Mike") banana * If AI can tell better stories than you, is it still worth telling them (and why)? Microtopics: * Planning around time zone differences. * What bots are left after the bot purge. * Text parsers that make it sound like you have silly accents. * C++ Coroutines for Everyone! * Playing the Frog Fractions soundtrack on mandolin at Jim's wedding reception. * Seeing friends catch up. * Waiting until the weekend to celebrate your birthday because weekdays are not for fun things. * Topicless Topic Peasants. * Planning to do things all week so you have things to look forward to all week. * How to schedule a movie night. * How to hang out with your friends on weekends. * Hanging out with your friends once a week because your internet audience demands it. * Setting traps for yourself so that you involuntarily have fun. * How you felt in the Fall of 2014. * Embracing making bad things. * Making bad art and dropping it in the company Slack. * April cameos. * What to do when Jim makes a mistake. * Watching a 3D film on a 2D viewing apparatus. * New super duper secret places to sneak around in. * Lay D Denton. * Let me tell you about my Napster pranks. * A very specific example of Napster interactions. * Authorless messages. * Renaming your band's music to have the same name as popular songs so people will download it on Napster. * A very benign internet security prank. * Telling your friend that you've made an AI chatbot but actually it's you typing the replies and she falls in love with the AI and wants to talk to it all the time. * Philly Boys. * Taking bets on whether any given domain name leads to porn. * Writing a cease and desist letter to the owner of a domain name that you want, claiming that you need it for your nonexistent porn company. * Getting out of legal jeopardy by constructing a gay porn web site. * An old god, his glory lost to memory. * A computer named Roboticus that you can't bear to decommission. * Looking on a diorama of dusty objects that represent your lost past. * Banana history. * A banana that you've never tasted. * Buying fruit from the Miami Fruit Organization. * The shocking flavor of electrolytes. * Fat Mike vs. Big Mike. * Quantifying 45 apple varietals without realizing that there is also wide variance within varietals. * Having to eat 10,000 bananas before you can safely say you know what they taste like. * Eating a bunch of types of bananas and realizing that they all pretty much taste the same. * Cotton candy flavored grapes. * Strawberries the size (and flavor) of a human heart. * Grapples vs. grapples. * A banana that is certainly a banana that you can eat. * The time Deep Blue glitched out and made a random chess move and Garry Kasparov couldn't figure it out and resigned the match. * Teaching a computer how to get flummoxed. * The purpose of making art. * What about Mario coins? * K-Mart music. * Smarty Pants, Brain Quest and Booty Blocks.

Truth Talk Weekend
Stan Cotton

Truth Talk Weekend

Play Episode Listen Later Jan 14, 2023 19:35


Enjoy this best of Stu's interview with the legendary sports announcer Stan Cotton

Home Sweet Home Chicago with David Hochberg
Home Sweet Home Chicago (01/14/23) – David Hochberg with Access Elevator's Frank Wasilewski, CEO of Lindemann Chimney Rob Lindemann, Tracy Conn of the Carol Stream Joe Cotton Ford

Home Sweet Home Chicago with David Hochberg

Play Episode Listen Later Jan 14, 2023


We started off this week's show by chatting with Access Elevator's Vice President of Sales Frank Wasilewski who talks about all that goes into converting your tub into a walk in. Next, CEO of Lindemann Chimney Rob Lindemann joins the show to talk about the importance of regular inspections and maintenance for chimneys. Then, the Vice President and […]

Texas Ag Today
Texas Ag Today - January 13, 2023

Texas Ag Today

Play Episode Listen Later Jan 13, 2023 22:59


High fertilizer prices are taking a toll on both farmers and fertilizer companies. The 88th session of the Texas legislature is now underway. Farmers and ranchers are dealing with tighter budgets this year, thanks to the Fed's interest rate hikes. Junior livestock show season has begun.

Texas Ag Today
Texas Ag Today - January 12, 2023

Texas Ag Today

Play Episode Listen Later Jan 12, 2023 22:59


USDA increased U.S. cotton production once again. The 2022 drought may cause some Texas farmers to consider new cropping systems and management strategies. When the time comes to rebuild Texas cattle herds, getting the right animals to match your resources is something to think about. We'll have those stories and more on this episode of Texas Ag Today.

Hot Buttons
The truth about vegan leather, organic cotton, and cow farts

Hot Buttons

Play Episode Listen Later Jan 12, 2023 62:39


This week, we've decided the best way to understand claims of sustainable textiles and leather is to step outside the fashion universe and go straight to someone who lives at the source: in food, agriculture and climate. Tamar Haspel is the host of our sister podcast here at Post Script Media, Climavores, and is one of the more delightful people you'll ever hear on the subjects of how our food system and our personal choices within it just evolve in the face of climate change. She'll help us think about vegan leather, organic textiles, fast fashion, GMO cotton, land and water use, and even sheep farming.  We also take a look at the news, which included a big win for the environment in a landmark law in New York banning PFAs, and Amazon's “greenwashing on a grotesque scale.”  Have a question for Christina, Rachel and Shilla? Give us a call at (508) 622-5361.‬ We might feature your voicemail in an upcoming episode. Resources: WWD on New York PFAs ban Sourcing Journal on Amazon's greenwashing Climavores podcast Tamar Haspel Hot Buttons is a production of Post Script Media. The show is hosted by Christina Binkley, Rachel Kibbe, and Shilla Kim-Parker. Follow the show on Twitter. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Texas Ag Today
Texas Ag Today - January 11, 2023

Texas Ag Today

Play Episode Listen Later Jan 11, 2023 22:59


More disaster relief is on the way for 2020 and 2021 crops. We visit with the Animal Agriculture Alliance at the American Farm Bureau convention in Puerto Rico. Hopefully Texas cattle producers will be rebuilding thinned out herds in 2023. Although parts of Texas have had some rain, hay supplies are short. We'll have those stories and more on this episode of Texas Ag Today.

A decade under the influence
Movie Review #29 Cotton Comes to Harlem, The Great White Hope, Come back Charleston Blue, Burnt Offerings, Sea Gypsies, and The Second Awakening of Christina Klages

A decade under the influence

Play Episode Listen Later Jan 11, 2023 82:21


Six more 70's movie reviews for you, and they are more disconnected than usual. It doesn't matter but usually our movie reviews have at least a lil thread that combines at least some of them, consciously or unconsciously. I guess 2 of these do, gawd. Anyway let's start. First up is (Cotton comes to Harlem 1970), an early blaxploitation film that is as weird as the term blaxploitation. We are ongoing in our efforts to unpack the term Blaxploitation, but we try to unpack this movie here today as best we can. Next up (The Great white hope 1970). Here we have Darth Vader and Jane Alexander telling the true story of boxer Jack Johnson. Enter racism. Movin along we have Gravedigger and Coffin back in (Come back Charleston blue 1972) I guess it's a sequel? Next is (Burnt offerings 1976). Karen Black, Oliver Reed, Rocky's coach, and the mighty mom from Butterflies are free, are coming and going from a house stuck in the twilight zone. Almost done, and here's (Sea gypsies 1978- AKA Shipwrecked) A hippie takes his two kids, a reporter, and a stowaway on a sailing trip around the world. I bet it's gonna go great. Ending things today we begin our journey through the 3 70's film of German Director Margarethe Von Trotta. We oddly go 2/1/3 soooooo here's (The second awakening of Christina Klages 1978), and I can at least say here that the films premise is a ten outta ten for me. Thanks for listening folks. Please give us all the stars and write us a nice review about how you are glad there's three 70's movies scientists out there plugging away, and doin their best to make sense out the giant acid trip that was most 70's movies.

News Talk 920 KVEC
Hometown Radio 01/10/23 6p: Sam Cotton suggests music that makes you turn the dial

News Talk 920 KVEC

Play Episode Listen Later Jan 10, 2023 45:27


Hometown Radio 01/10/23 6p: Sam Cotton suggests music that makes you turn the dial

Texas Ag Today
Texas Ag Today - January 10, 2023

Texas Ag Today

Play Episode Listen Later Jan 10, 2023 22:59


The American Farm Bureau Federation signed a Memorandum of Understanding with John Deere that allows farmers to repair their own equipment. A Texan has spent the last year as chair of the American Farm Bureau's Young Farmer and Rancher committee. Corn farmers on the Texas High Plains face a lot of challenges as water availability declines. We'll have those stories and more on this episode of Texas Ag Today.

The Cotton Companion
Starting 2023 with an Award and a Cotton Acreage Projection

The Cotton Companion

Play Episode Listen Later Jan 10, 2023 29:54


It's a new year, which means it's time to announce the Cotton Grower Cotton Achievement Award recipient for 2022 and to dissect the results of our annual cotton acreage survey. Jim and Beck have all the details.

Bipolar Style
Twitter Vs YouTube Update; Podcast Reviews; Pick A Bale Of Cotton

Bipolar Style

Play Episode Listen Later Jan 10, 2023 49:48


Jive talks to Brother G about focusing this show on podcast reviews, and the appropriation of the song “Pick A Bale Of Cotton” by bands like ABBA.If you like the show, please leave a review at jivestreams.com

Texas Ag Today
Texas Ag Today - January 9, 2023

Texas Ag Today

Play Episode Listen Later Jan 9, 2023 22:59


The American Farm Bureau Federation convention is underway in Puerto Rico. Sorghum farmers in the Texas High Plains may have some new opportunities with the ethanol business this year. Pork exports continue to gain momentum. This may be a year that Texas cattle producers need mineral supplementation. We'll have those stories and more on this episode of Texas Ag Today.

The Son Ranto Show
Son Ranto Show: Raise the Floor

The Son Ranto Show

Play Episode Listen Later Jan 6, 2023 137:59


Son Ranto is back for its 11th season with a star studded show! Rockett, Cotton, Infield Fly Girl and Billy Devore start the 2023 season by raising the floor!Early and ad free access when you support the Son Ranto Show by becoming a Super Ranter at http://www.patreon.com/sonrantoBuy your tickets here http://www.sonranto.com/stubhubBuy your gear here http://www.sonranto.com/shoppingpBuy your Amazon here http://www.sonranto.com/amazonBuy your shirts here http://www.intheclutch.com/sonrantoCODE "SONRANTO" for 10% Off!Buy more shirts here http://www.sonranto.com/swagListen to Bleacher Bum Band! https://open.spotify.com/album/0gedLl...See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.

Texas Ag Today
Texas Ag Today - January 6, 2023

Texas Ag Today

Play Episode Listen Later Jan 6, 2023 22:59


USDA announced more funding to expand meat processing, including one project here in Texas. There are all kinds of producer education meetings taking place across Texas this month. The 88th session of the Texas legislature kicks off in a few days. A new year means new faces in Congress. We'll have those stories and more on this episode of Texas Ag Today.

XtremeAg: Cutting The Curve Podcast
No More Cotton? Meet Tennessee Farmer Johnny Verell

XtremeAg: Cutting The Curve Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Jan 5, 2023 31:13


Johnny Verell left his Jackson, Tennessee farm to attend Murray State University at his grandfather's insistence. “He said I couldn't farm if I didn't go to college,” Johnny says. He returned to the farm and now runs the 3rd generation operation along with his dad. The family made a major decision in 2006 when they quit cotton. Johnny explains that business decision and his operation. He also shares the 3 subjects he's learned the most about from XtremeAg as well as the subjects on which he intends to contribute to XtremeAg's followers. Presented by Advanced Drainage Systems with Support from Agricen

Texas Ag Today
Texas Ag Today - January 5, 2023

Texas Ag Today

Play Episode Listen Later Jan 5, 2023 22:59


U.S. cotton acreage is expected to drop this year. Great opportunities are coming for Texas cattle producers. Central Texas farmers and ranchers have a great educational opportunity coming up soon in Waco. Feeding beef cows through the winter is the most expensive cost of cow calf production. We'll have those stories and more on this episode of Texas Ag Today.

Rakes Report: A Notre Dame podcast
A Very Blessed Bowl Season

Rakes Report: A Notre Dame podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Jan 4, 2023 55:38


Jessica Smetana joins to talk about Notre Dame's thrilling win over South Carolina, enjoying the Fiesta and Cotton results, a Mini Movie Club on Glass Onion and much more.

Row Sixty: A Georgia Football Podcast
Row Sixty #47 - CFP National Championship 2023 | UGA vs TCU

Row Sixty: A Georgia Football Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Jan 4, 2023 81:46


TIMESTAMPS:00:00:01 - Intro 00:00:31 - MIDNIGHT MIRACLE!00:05:43 - Happy New Year!00:07:51 - On this Episode 00:08:26 - Calling an Audible00:09:50 - 2022 Peach Bowl Atmosphere00:16:46 - Weekly Concession Stands Report00:19:25 - Clark's Fun Facts00:22:15 - The Best Team ALWAYS Wins00:29:12 - UGA Offense vs OSU Defense00:41:28 - UGA Defense vs OSU Offense00:50:03 - UGA's Special Teams vs OSU00:53:36 - Ole Lady Luck Saved Us00:57:49 - 2023 National Championship Preview01:05:06 - TCU Offense01:10:25 - TCU Defense01:18:04 - UGA/TCU Score Predictions01:19:43 - PURSUIT OF PERFECTION! CONNECT WITH US:MERCH - rowsixty.com/storeFACEBOOK - Join fellow DAWGS & get exclusive content!TIKTOK - Yes... we do in fact have TikTok (@rowsixty)INSTAGRAM - Follow us on Instagram! (@rowsixty)YOUTUBE - Rather watch our podcast?WEBSITE - rowsixty.com

Texas Ag Today
Texas Ag Today - January 4, 2023

Texas Ag Today

Play Episode Listen Later Jan 4, 2023 22:59


Texas Agriculture Commissioner Sid Miller was sworn in Tuesday for a third term. Production costs are still rising for Texas farmers. There are several issues that Texas farmers and ranchers will be watching in 2023. Vitamin A is important in cattle diets. We'll have those stories and more on this episode of Texas Ag Today.

高效磨耳朵 | 最好的英语听力资源
四六级长难句精听磨耳朵 18

高效磨耳朵 | 最好的英语听力资源

Play Episode Listen Later Jan 3, 2023 4:16


提示一、每期五个句子,均是从四六级听力真题中选取的长难句。二、每个句子念三遍女声,一遍男声,再一遍女声。三、如果觉得语速过快,可以在播放器上调慢语速,多听几遍。词汇提示1.cotton buds 棉签2.clips 片段原文86.London's eggs and bread cafe offers boiled eggs, toast, jam, and bacon, as well as tea, coffee, and orange juice.伦敦的鸡蛋和面包咖啡馆提供煮熟的鸡蛋、吐司、果酱和培根,以及茶、咖啡和橙汁。87.Paper and plastic toys were the items removed next most from noses. Cotton buds and pencils were also found in ears.纸玩具和塑料玩具是从鼻子里掏出来的最多的玩具,耳朵里还发现了棉签和铅笔。88.Many students use their phones and computers during class for non-academic activities, which leads to poor grades.许多学生还会在课堂上用手机和电脑做跟课堂无关的事情,继而出现成绩不佳的问题。89.In another study, researchers asked volunteers to jog for 30 minutes and then showed them clips from a sad movie.在另一项研究中,研究人员要求志愿者慢跑30分钟,然后给他们看一部悲情电影的片段。90.Well, ducks have never been popular with farmers like my grandfather anyway, because they sometimes destroy crops.好吧,不管怎样,鸭子从未得到像我祖父这样的农民的喜欢,因为它们有时会毁坏庄稼。

Louisiana Delta Crop Podcast
Cotton and Rice Conferences 2023

Louisiana Delta Crop Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Jan 3, 2023 34:15


John LaRose calls in to talk about the upcoming 26th annual Cotton and Rice Conference. You can register for the conference at www.nctd.net.

Texas Ag Today
Texas Ag Today - January 3, 2023

Texas Ag Today

Play Episode Listen Later Jan 3, 2023 22:59


Farm groups are not happy with the new Waters of the U.S. rule. This could be a challenging year for farmers on the Texas High Plains. The sorghum industry received a grant to encourage climate smart sorghum. Deep South Texas farmers received some bad news regarding the Lake Amistad Dam. We'll have those stories and more on this episode of Texas Ag Today.

Weird Island
67. MILLS: From Cotton Cloth to Space Age Textiles

Weird Island

Play Episode Listen Later Jan 3, 2023 23:46


While researching RI mills, I came across this one little snippet about the Ashton Mill in Cumberland, and had to know more: “Owens-Corning Fiberglas Company bought the mill... They operated in the mill until 1983. They made tire cord, drapery, and beta cloth for spacesuits for the Apollo Moon missions.”Episode Source Material:Address at Rice University in Houston, Texas on the Nation's Space Effort, 12 September 1962 | JFK LibraryWe choose to go to the Moon - WikipediaBeta cloth - WikipediaBA 500BC / CF500 F (Beta Cloth, Beta Fabric) – Bron AerotechPopular Science | November 1967Comparison of Observed Beta Cloth Interactions with Simulated and Actual Space EnvironmentBeta Cloth Durability Assessment for Space Station Freedom (SSF) Multi-Layer Insulation (MLI) Blanket CoversApollo Applications of Beta Fiber GlassLunar Dust Effects on Spacesuit SystemsMan in Machine: Apollo-Era Space Suits as Artifacts of Technology and Culture | Douglas N. LantryAPOLLO SPACE SUITJourneying to the Moon in a Suit of Glass | Behind the GlassTensile Fabrics Enhance Architecture Around the World | NASA SpinoffOwens Corning 2019 Sustainability ReportOur HistoryOwens Corning - WikipediaOwens-Corning Records, 1938-Present , MSS-222OWENS-CORNING MILESTONESCoated Membrane Materials for Use in Construction of Stressed Membrane StructuresBeta Cloth Patches50 Years on, Apollo 11 Spacesuit Continues to Influence Imaginations and New Designs | KQEDTextiles in space - Textile Technology SourceSpace Mission Patches - About PatchesToledo's Owens Corning made Apollo 11 spacesuits possible | The BladeIf you want to know more about: Playtex and Space SuitsPlaytex - WikipediaWhat Did Playtex Have to Do With Neil Armstrong? | Arts & Culture| Smithsonian MagazineThe seamstresses who helped put a man on the moon: When NASA needed a lunar spacesuit, they turned to the women who sewed girdles and bras for Playtex - CBS NewsHow Playtex Helped Win the Space Race | Mental FlossThe Apollo 1 & the Space Race:Apollo 1 - WikipediaThe Legacy of the Apollo 1 Disaster | Science| Smithsonian MagazineApollo to the Moon: A History in 50 ObjectsThe Space Race: Timeline, Cold War & Facts - HISTORYApollo | History, Missions, Significance, & Facts | BritannicaHow Apollo 11 Raised The Flag On The Moon, And What It Means TodayWhere No Flag Has Gone Before:How the race to the Moon–with an assist from pop culture–changed the meaning of the word 'technology'Resonate: Present Visual Stories that Transform AudiencesAshton MillAshton - Blackstone River ValleyLabor news clippings, 22 scrapbooks, 1867-1902National Register of Historic Places Inventory-Nomination Form

Hugh Hewitt podcast
Will Kevin McCarthy get over the top? David Drucker and Byron York discuss + Tom Cotton on Ukraine

Hugh Hewitt podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Jan 3, 2023 52:41


Will Kevin McCarthy get over the top? Hugh talks with Washington Examiner's David Drucker and Byron York. Plus the rundown and Senator Cotton on the war in Ukraine.See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

Play Me or Fade Me Sports Betting Picks Podcast
Sports Betting Picks (NFL Bet: Bills @ Bengals, College Football Cotton & Rose Bowl Pick, plus 4 College Basketball Bets)

Play Me or Fade Me Sports Betting Picks Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Jan 2, 2023 12:12


YTD Podcast Performance - Active:OPP: 2-1 (66.7%)NFL Sides: 56-37-3 (60.2%) College Basketball: 102-93-2 (52.3%) NCAA Bowl Games: 9-9 (50.0%) Twitter Picks: 0-2 (0%)Starting Bankroll: $1,000Yesterday: Lost $5.00Current Bankroll: $995.00YTD Bets: 14Winning Days: 0Losing Days: 1 |  | Risk | Filled | Result | BE Result | WHAT IF: -110 Book ResultPackers | Minus 3  |  $20.00  |  $20.00  | WIN  |  $20.00  |  $18.18 Commanders | Minus 2  |  $20.00  |  $20.00  | LOSS |  $(20.00) |  $(20.00)Patriots | Minus 3  |  $20.00  |  $20.00  | LOSS |  $(20.00) |  $(20.00)Ravens | Minus 2.5 |  $20.00  |  $20.00  | LOSS |  $(20.00) |  $(20.00)Seahawks | Plus 1.5 |  $20.00  |  $20.00  | WIN  |  $20.00  |  $18.18 UMBC | Minus 1  |  $20.00  |  $20.00  | LOSS |  $(20.00) |  $(20.00)Missouri State | Plus 2 |  $20.00  |  $20.00  | WIN  |  $20.00  |  $18.18 Michigan  | PK |  $20.00  |  $-    | WIN  |  $-    |  $-   Ohio State | Minus 2.5 |  $20.00  |  $20.00  | WIN  |  $20.00  |  $18.18 Commanders | Minus 2 |  $20.00  |  $20.00  | LOSS |  $(20.00) |  $(20.00)UMBC | Minus 1 |  $20.00  |  $5.00  | LOSS |  $(5.00) |  $(5.00)New Jersey (NHL) | ML |  $20.00  |  $20.00  | LOSS |  $(20.00) |  $(20.00)Raiders (NFL) | Plus 9.5 |  $20.00  |  $20.00  | WIN  |  $20.00  |  $18.18 Penn State (NCAA) | Minus 2 |  $20.00  |  $20.00  | WIN  |  $20.00  |  $18.18  |  |  |  |  |  $(5.00) |  $(15.92)$ Submitted |  $280.00 $ Filled |  $245.00 % Filled | 87.5% | Daily Result |  $(5.00)WHAT IF: -110 Result |  $(15.92)Difference |  $10.92 Podcast Accomplishments:Longest Winning Streak: 7 days (March 21, 2022-March 27, 2022)NFL Prop Bets: 62.8% in 2021NFL Football: 57.7% winning over 100 bets in 2021MLB Baseball Team Totals: 213-159, 57.2%, won 44.37 units BettorEdge, NO fee betting. Peer to peer sports betting with NO JUICE! Bet $10, Win $10. Click the link for a risk free $20, no deposit required. Join the community and together we can eliminate the juice.BettorEdge.com/playmePrizePicks Link:https://app.prizepicks.com/sign-up?invite_code=PLAYMEPROMO CODE: PLAYME for a 100% match up to $100Life Insurance Link: (Win-Win. Your family gets financial security, you get peace of mind. Simple from start to finish. Most people don't even need a medical exam. Plus, it's more affordable than you may think) https://agents.ethoslife.com/invite/50bd7Sports Handicapping - What is a good winning percentage when betting on sports? http://professionalgambler.org/winning-percentagesContact Me: Twitter: @MrActionJunkie1 Email: mractionjunkie@gmail.comFollow me on BettorEdge: @mractionjunkieMy favorite podcasts: Sportsline Early Edge, Daily Juice, Just the Picks 2023 Accountability Tracker: 5/365 days (I love food, I can't stop eating but I will exercise in 2023)Inspired by: https://www.tampabay.com/health/medical-news/need-weight-loss-inspiration-walk-bayshore-with-a-man-who-is-pushing-3200-days-in-a-row-20190111/

Texas Ag Today
Texas Ag Today - January 2, 2023

Texas Ag Today

Play Episode Listen Later Jan 2, 2023 22:59


The Environmental Protection Agency released a new Waters of the U.S. rule Friday. There isn't much to be happy about when looking back at Texas agriculture in 2022. We'll look at the weather outlook for January. It's farm meeting season in East Texas. We'll have those stories and more on this episode of Texas Ag Today.

A Song From the Heart Beats the Devil Every Time
Episode 3: BLESS THE BEASTS AND CHILDREN

A Song From the Heart Beats the Devil Every Time

Play Episode Listen Later Dec 31, 2022 74:23


Kier-La talks about Stanley Kramer's 1971 adaptation of Glendon Swarthout's best-selling book of teen misfits who embark on a great adventure with results both triumphant and tragic. Featuring interviews with actors Miles Chapin and Bill Mumy, and composers Barry De Vorzon and Perry Botkin, Jr. ----more---- Credits: Written, edited and hosted by: Kier-La Janisse Special Guests: Miles Chapin, Bill Mumy, Barry De Vorzon and Perry Botkin, Jr. Clips from: Bless the Beasts and Children ©1971 Columbia Pictures R.P.M. ©1970 Columbia Pictures Ladybug Ladybug ©1963 United Artists Music: "Bless the Beasts and Children", "Cotton's Dream", "Down the Line", "Bless the Beasts and Children (Reprise)", "Down the Line (Reprise)", "Journey's End", "Stampede", "Free", "Requiem" ©1971 Barry De Vorzon and Perry Botkin, Jr. "Bless the Children", "Beautiful Day" © So Boss Music & Paul Gordon Music ASCAP "She Came to Hollywood" ©2016 Bill Mumy Bill Mumy Official Website >> Additional Music from Epidemic Sound: "The Vanished" by John Barzetti "Buried in our Lands" by Enigmanic Theme Song: "Hot Fudge Holy Moley" from WXYZ-TV's The Hot Fudge Show (1974-1980) Logo by Sinead Yau at Mojo Valley

Texas Ag Today
Texas Ag Today - December 30, 2022

Texas Ag Today

Play Episode Listen Later Dec 30, 2022 22:59


The Texas wool industry is struggling to export wool onto the world market. Growing corn is becoming more challenging on the Texas High Plains. Texas soybean growers will soon have another tool to help control weeds. 2022 will be remembered as a year of drought in Texas. We'll have those stories and more on this episode of Texas Ag Today.

Landry Football's Conference Call
Scout's Cotton Bow Preview--Tulane vs USC

Landry Football's Conference Call

Play Episode Listen Later Dec 30, 2022 6:12


Listen to Veteran Coach & Scout Chris Landry as he gives you a quick review of what to look for in these Bowl Matchups. From the style they play and how they match up schematically and personnel wise, he has all the pertinent information you need to know before watching the game. Landry Football Podcast Network brings you a Coaching & Scouting perspective on College Football, NFL, Recruiting, NFL Draft, Coaching Searches and much more. Subscribe, Rate & Review to the LANDRY FOOTBALL PODCAST NETWORK wherever you get your podcasts. Get inside the game and see the game through the eyes of a Coach & Scout over at www.LandryFootball.com . Your one stop Shopping Football Analysis Shop. If you have not yet tried out LandryFootball.com, get the same inside information that NFL teams and College Football programs get from a veteran Coach/Scout/Administrator on both the college and NFL level. Try it our for a month or take advantage of our Savings Discount on our yearly plan. LandryFootball.com ---put it in your browser and bookmark it for all the latest Inside Information as well as Coaching/Scouting Analysis from Chris Landry. Follow on Social Media---Twitter= @LandryFootball, FaceBook = LandryFootball, Instagram= LandryFootball Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Texas Ag Today
Texas Ag Today - December 29, 2022

Texas Ag Today

Play Episode Listen Later Dec 29, 2022 22:59


There is a lot of uncertainty in Texas agriculture going into 2023. Spring calving season is just around the corner. With input costs soaring, there are new products on the market that may help farmers cut back on fertilizers. The Coastal Bend finally got a taste of winter conditions last week. We'll have those stories and more on this episode of Texas Ag Today.

The Solid Verbal
Previewing the College Football Playoff (Michigan vs. TCU, Georgia vs. Ohio State), New Year's Six Bowl Games (Orange, Sugar, Fiesta, Peach, Cotton, Rose) and what's left of bowl season

The Solid Verbal

Play Episode Listen Later Dec 29, 2022 57:33


Ty and Dan take a look at the two College Football Playoff games on New Year's Eve as Michigan takes on TCU in the Fiesta Bowl and Georgia battles Ohio State in the Peach Bowl. Which teams will advance to the College Football Playoff National Championship on January 9th? Plus, a conversation about the rest of the New Year's Six Bowl games. Does Alabama care about its game against Kansas State in the Sugar Bowl? What version of Tennessee will play Clemson in the Orange Bowl? Does Tulane have what it takes to pull an upset of USC in the Cotton Bowl? And is Penn State vs. Utah destined to be a 38-35 game in the Rose Bowl? Plus, a quick look at the remaining bowls, including the Music City Bowl, Cheez-It Citrus Bowl, and the ReliaQuest Bowl.Come see The Solid Verbal Live in Los Angeles on January 7th: http://www.solidverballive.comSupport the podcast on Patreon: http://www.patreon.com/solidverbalSee Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.

Quilt Buzz
Episode 073: Amber of @alderwoodstudio

Quilt Buzz

Play Episode Listen Later Dec 29, 2022 32:21


Show Notes:0:38 - Pacific Northwest2:03 - Acetone2:22 - Lord of the Rings2:23 - Pirates of the Caribbean 2:27 and 2:28 - Costuming2:38 - Barbie2:39 - Boiling Barbie hair3:30 and 4:11- Surface pattern design4:22 - Modern Makes subscription box4:24 - Pattern Writing Academy with Alderwood Studio4:27 - Heirloom Quilting by Amber Elliot 5:06 - Rifle Paper Company5:07 - Charm pack5:12 - Half square triangles8:22 - Vector graphics10:28 - Pattern Writing Academy with Alderwood Studio10:34, 10:50, 10:54, 11:26, 11:44, 12:54, 13:37, 14:51, and 14:57 - Modern Makes subscription box14:10 - Fran from Cotton and Joy (listen to episode 46 to learn more about Fran)15:03 - Pattern Writing Academy with Alderwood Studio16:50 - Heirloom Quilting by Amber Elliot 18:49 - Modern Makes subscription box25:24 - Purchase Heirloom Quilting by Amber Elliot from her website 25:29 - Purchase Heirloom Quilting by Amber Elliot from Amazon26:58 - Modern Makes subscription box27:44 - Only Murders in the Building28:00 - Kona Cotton28:00 - Moda Bella Solids28:06 - Kona Cotton in Spruce28:15 and 28:26 - Fableism Wovens28:31 - Great Heron Thread Co.28:31 - Cottoneer28:45 - Adjourn Quilt by Juniperus Threadworks29:06 - Trace Creek Quilting (@tracecreekquilting)29:12 - Kristin VanKampen Quilting (@kristinquilting)29:49 - Justine from Great Heron Thread Co. (@greatheronthreadco)29:56 - Persephone Quilt by Alderwood Studio31:00 - Sharon31:12 - Allie of Exhausted Octopus (@exhaustedoctopus, listen to episode 44 to learn more about Allie)31:23 - Bisa Butler (@bisabutler)Follow Amber:Instagram - @AlderwoodStudiohttps://www.alderwood-studio.com/Follow Us:Amanda: @broadclothstudio https://broadclothstudio.com/Wendy: @the.weekendquilter https://the-weekendquilter.com/Quilt Buzz: @quilt.buzzhttps://quiltbuzzpodcast.com/Intro/Outro Music:Golden Hour by Vlad Gluschenko

Main Event Marks
Episode 134: WCW Starrcade 1992: BattleBowl - Lethal Lottery II

Main Event Marks

Play Episode Listen Later Dec 28, 2022 97:57


1992 was a weird year for WCW. The WWF was rolling hard! Meanwhile, WCW had multiple World Titles, Tag Titles, meaningless prizes like The King of Cable and BattleBowl, WCW Champion Ron Simmons wasn't drawing houses, there was no Ric Flair or Four Horsemen, and Bill Watts was booking. This was definitely an interesting period for WCW, who wouldn't hit their boom period for another 3 years. However, they were still loosely affiliated with the NWA, they were bringing in Japanese talent from NJPW, and they were trying their best to build up BattleBowl and the Lethal Lottery at this Starrcade to mean something. That's a bold strategy, Cotton. Let's see if it pays off for them! Also, in the news, we discuss the WWF steroid trial, Nailz (allegedly) assaulting Vince McMahon over a payoff before claiming Vince sexually assaulted him, the British Bulldog demanding more money in Japan and getting shot down multiple times, Road Warrior Hawk having his way in Japan, and much more!ALL PODCAST, SOCIAL MEDIA, & MERCHANDISE LINKS: linktr.ee/MainEventMarksCHECK OUT OUR MERCHANDISE: MainEventMarks.redbubble.com & bonfire.com/store/maineventmarksGET FUELED WITH SHOCKED ENERGY: https://shockedenergy.com/collections/all?sca_ref=1814354.mOXH7RrwKh&sca_source=MainEventMarks (promo code: MainEvent for 10% off)KEEP YOUR COFFEE GIMMICK FREE AND FRESH ROASTED TO ORDER WITH COFFEE BRAND COFFEE: https://coffeebrandcoffee.com/?ref=WC7vE0tK (promo code: MAINEVENT for 5% off)GET AWESOME SPORTS T-SHIRTS: intheclutch.com/MAINEVENT (use code "MAINEVENT" for 10% off)ORDER FROM SWIFT LIFESTYLES: SwiftLifestyles.com, use PROMO CODE: MainEventMarks at checkout for 15% offLISTEN EVERY WEDNESDAY AT 9PM EST: tikilive.com/channel/BURNS

All the Books!
Exciting 2023 Book Releases: December 27, 2022

All the Books!

Play Episode Listen Later Dec 27, 2022 54:50 Very Popular


This week, Liberty and Patricia discuss Big Swiss, Chain-Gang All-Stars, Real Self-Care, and more books they're excited to read in 2023! Give the gift of Tailored Book Recommendations! And follow All the Books! using RSS, Apple Podcasts, or Spotify and never miss a beat book. And sign up for the weekly New Books! newsletter for even more new book news. This content contains affiliate links. When you buy through these links, we may earn an affiliate commission. BOOKS DISCUSSED ON THE SHOW: Everybody Knows by Jordan Harper The Body Liberation Project: How Understanding Racism and Diet Culture Helps Cultivate Joy and Build Collective Freedom by Chrissy King Big Swiss by Jen Beagin Real Self-Care: A Transformative Program for Redefining Wellness (Crystals, Cleanses, and Bubble Baths Not Included) by Dr. Pooja Lakshmin, MD I Have Some Questions for You by Rebecca Makkai The Terraformers by Annalee Newitz Chain-Gang All-Stars by Nana Kwame Adjei-Brenyah “You Just Need to Lose Weight” and 19 Other Myths About Fat People by Aubrey Gordon House of Cotton by Monica Brashears Drama Free: A Guide to Managing Unhealthy Family Relationships by Nedra Glover Tawwab Quietly Hostile: Essays by Samantha Irby Falling Back in Love with Being Human: Letters to Lost Souls by Kai Cheng Thom My Murder by Katie Williams Transitional: In One Way or Another, We All Transition by Munroe Bergdorf The Deep Sky by Yume Kitasei My Dear Henry: A Jekyll & Hyde Remix by Kalynn Bayron WHAT WE'RE READING: The Shadow Cabinet by Juno Dawson Promises Stronger than Darkness by Charlie Jane Anders Keep Looking Up: Your Guide to the Powerful Healing of Birdwatching by Tammah Watts Titanium Noir by Nick Harkaway MORE BOOKS OUT THIS WEEK: Grime by Sibylle Berg, Tim Mohr (translator) Vinyl Resting Place: The Record Shop Mysteries by Olivia Blacke Someone Had to Do It by Amber and Danielle Brown All the Way Happy by Kit Coltrane The Sugar Jar: Create Boundaries, Embrace Self-Healing, and Enjoy the Sweet Things in Life by Yasmine Cheyenne The Lost Witch by Paige Crutcher That Dangerous Energy by Aya de León The Lipstick Bureau: A Novel Inspired by True WWII Events by Michelle Gable The Valentine's Hate by Sidney Halston Nine Liars by Maureen Johnson The Book of Everlasting Things by Aanchal Malhotra Never Cross a Highlander by Lisa Rayne Maze by Thiago Souto Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Talking Scared
124 – State of the Horror Nation 2022, with Emily Hughes & Janelle Janson

Talking Scared

Play Episode Listen Later Dec 27, 2022 118:48


It's that time of year again. A time to reflect, to look back over a tumultuous twelve months, and to talk about the horror books that helped us survive them.2022 has been a helluva year for the good kind of horror. Far too much for one man to cover. So I've drafted in some highly qualified friends – Emily Hughes and Janelle Janson. They have their fingers right on the arterial spurt of the genre – and they have each read far more than me.Together we deliver this year's State of the Horror Nation – talking about big issues in horror, the key books we've adored…and the dozens and dozens of titles we're looking forward to in 2023.We raise a glass to a late and beloved horror icon, we make some new year's resolutions, and Janelle and Emily get a bit squeaky about their big horror crush. Bet you can guess who (it's not me!)Thanks for all your support this year.Books picked:Ghost Eaters (2022), by Clay McLeod Chapman – ep. 110A Child Alone With Strangers (2022), by Philip Fracassi – ep. 120Echo (2022), by Thomas Olde Heuvelt – ep. 78Our Share of Night (2022), by Mariana EnriquezAll the White Spaces (2022), by Ally Wilkes – ep. 76We Are Here to Hurt Each Other (2022), by Paula D. AsheMary: An Awakening of Terror (2022), by Nat Cassidy – ep. 101Burn the Plans (2022), by Tyler Jones – ep. 81Just Like Home (2022), by Sarah Gailey Books anticipated: Don't Fear the Reaper (2023), by Stephen Graham Jones Silver Nitrate (2023), by Silvia Moreno GarciaVampires of el Norte (2023), by Isabel CañasPinata (2023), by Leopoldo GoutTell Me I'm Worthless (2023), by Alison Rumfitt (already out in UK)Spite House (2023), by Jonny ComptonLone Women (2023), by Victor LavelleEverything Darkness Eats (2023), by Eric LaRoccaEpisode 13 (2023), by Craig DilouieHouse of Good Bones (2023), by T. KingfisherNights Edge (2023), by Liz KerinThe Edge of Sleep (2023), by Jake EmmanuelThe Drift (2023), by C. J. TudorBad Cree (2023), by Jessica JohnsMaeve Fly (2023), by C.J. LeadeA Light Most Hateful (2023), by Hailey PiperLooking Glass Sound (2023), by Catriona WardThe Beast You Are (2023), by Paul TremblayThe Salt Grows Heavy (2023), by Cassandra KhawBurn the Negative (2023), by Josh WinningHow to Sell a Haunted House (2023), by Grady HendrixAbnormal Statistics (2023), by Max Booth IIIThe Insatiable Volt Sisters (2023), by Rachel Eve MoultonCamp Damascus (2023), by Chuck TingleExtended Stay (2023), by Juan MartinezHouse of Cotton (2023), by Monica Brashears Support Talking Scared on Patreon Come talk books on Twitter @talkscaredpod, on Instagram, or email direct to talkingscaredpod@gmail.com Support the show

The Ricochet Audio Network Superfeed
Call Me Back: Geopolitical threats as we enter ‘23 – with Senator Tom Cotton (#95)

The Ricochet Audio Network Superfeed

Play Episode Listen Later Dec 26, 2022


U.S. Senator Tom Cotton recently announced that he would not run for president in 2024. And yet at the same time, he continues to be one of the most important voices in Washington on all matters involving American foreign policy and national security. Senator Cotton also recently penned a new book, called Only The Strong. […]

Row Sixty: A Georgia Football Podcast
Row Sixty #46 - CFP Peach Bowl 2022 | UGA vs Ohio State

Row Sixty: A Georgia Football Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Dec 26, 2022 70:34


TIMESTAMPS:00:00:01 - Intro 00:00:34 - Crank It Up 00:02:51 - We're Sorry 00:04:44 - On this Episode 00:05:23 - BIG Signing Day 00:10:48 - Row 60 Pick'em League WINNERS 00:12:11 - LIVE Call-In Show 00:13:20 - Clark's Fun Facts 00:18:34 - Georgia vs Ohio State Preview 00:26:21 - UGA Offense vs OSU Defense 00:37:35 - OSU Offense vs UGA Defense 00:53:39 - Orange Bowl | Tennessee vs Clemson 00:56:55 - Sugar Bowl | Alabama vs Kansas St 00:58:40 - Cotton Bowl | USC vs Tulane 01:00:47 - Rose Bowl | Penn St vs Utah 01:02:25 - Fiesta Bowl | Michigan vs TCU 01:06:00 - Peach Bowl Score Predictions 01:07:42 - PRIMETIME GAME! CONNECT WITH US:MERCH - rowsixty.com/storeFACEBOOK - Join fellow DAWGS & get exclusive content!TIKTOK - Yes... we do in fact have TikTok (@rowsixty)INSTAGRAM - Follow us on Instagram! (@rowsixty)YOUTUBE - Rather watch our podcast?WEBSITE - rowsixty.com

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