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What Makes Us Stronger
Boss Ladies: Congolese women claiming their right to own land

What Makes Us Stronger

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 30, 2022 21:46


Even though most farm workers in developing countries are women, very few of them own the land they work on. Some rural communities ignore the law and forcibly seize land from women or prevent them from buying or inheriting land in the first place. In this episode, Nisha hears from Angelique, a Congolese woman who tried to persuade a skeptical community that she had just as much right to own land as her husband. Nisha also talks to Rachel Boketa, the Country Director of Women for Women International in the Democratic Republic of the Congo and Sabreen Alikhan, our Director of Monitoring, Evaluation, Research and Learning about a project to support women like Angelique to become advocates for equality as well as ‘boss ladies' in their own right.See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

Proactive - Interviews for investors
Auxico Resources Canada says it is uniquely positioned to meet growing demand for rare earths

Proactive - Interviews for investors

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 28, 2022 6:42


Auxico Resources Canada Inc (CSE:AUAG, OTC:AUXIF) president and CEO Frederick Kozak joins Proactive's Stephen Gunnion following his recent appointment to the position. Kozak, a rare earths specialist, discusses Auxico's monazite sands sales operation in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC), as well as the Minastyc Property in Colombia and the Massangana project in Brazil, from which he's recently returned. While Auxico is already selling rare earth concentrates from the DRC, he said it will soon be uniquely positioned to meet growing demand for rare earths from all three geographies. #ProactiveInvestors #AuxicoResourcesCanada #RareEarths #monazite #CSE #OTC

LeaderGrowth with David Skidmore
25: Eric Muhizi - Overcoming Trauma, Finding Purpose, and Leading Courageously

LeaderGrowth with David Skidmore

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 27, 2022 56:27


CONNECT WITH ERIC MUHIZI Follow Eric Muhizi on Instagram here. Learn more about The Spero Project here. MODERN LEADERSHIPLearn more about Modern Leadership here.CONNECT WITH DAVID SKIDMORE Order David's New Book here. Instagram: @imdavidskidmore LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/imdavidskidmore/ ABOUT ERIC MUHIZIEric Rutingabo Muhizi is a motivational speaker born in Katanga, the Democratic Republic of the Congo. At a very young age, Eric and his six siblings were forced to flee their country due to multiple civil wars that took place in their hometown. His family migrated to Burundi in 2000 in search of a safe area they could call a new home. In 2004, they migrated to Uganda after seeing the genocide in Gatumba camp. Upon the USA reviewing their case, they were granted a refugee status Visa in September 2008, and settled in Oklahoma.Today, Eric is dedicated to helping people in his community, acting as a leader and advocate for international students at his school and back home. With God's grace, Eric wants to go back and give back to his community, knowing how it feels to walk in their shoes. He wants to put a smile on every child's face and empower them to grow with a purpose. Eric's goal is to build an organization for people in need whether it is refugees, orphanages, widows, or whoever needs help. He wants them to grow with love, happiness, hope, and belief that they can achieve anything they set their mind to.MORE ABOUT ERIC Eric loves any sort of sport as long as it involves being active. He grew up playing soccer his whole life, and still playing it today. Working out is one of his favorite hobbies. Eric is strict when it comes to meals, and loves meal prep. Golf is an activity that Eric is currently interested in, and he is learning how to play it. Eric loves reading books. The last three books he read were The Richest Man in Babylon, Millionaire Success Habits, and Three Things Successful People Do. Eric would like to visit Greece and Rome.

The WorldView in 5 Minutes
Pro-lifer, father of 7, arrested by 15 FBI agents; Hong Kong pastor on trial for Tiananmen Square massacre remembrance; NBC's story on 3D Ultrasounds

The WorldView in 5 Minutes

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 27, 2022


It's Tuesday, September 27th, A.D. 2022. This is The Worldview in 5 Minutes. I'm Adam McManus. (Adam@TheWorldview.com) By Kevin Swanson Hong Kong pastor on trial for Tiananmen Sq. massacre remembrance Pray for Hong Kong Pastor Garry Pang Moon-yuen who is on trial for attending an event commemorating the 1989 Tiananmen Square massacre on June 4th, reports MyChristianDaily.com. He's also been praying for the revival and religious freedom of Hong Kong and doing sit-ins with parents whose college-age children were trapped during the siege of the Hong Kong Polytechnic University. Iranians protest over Morality Police killing woman over hijab With increased authoritarianism among governments, Iranian citizens have taken to the streets to protest.   At issue is the killing of a Kurdish woman, who was beaten to death by the Morality Police for improper use of a hijab, a clothing government that covers the hair. Over 40 people have been killed in the protests that ensued.   Freedom House reports a growing autocracy throughout the world.  Over the last year, the think tank concluded that a total of 60 countries suffered declines in political rights and civil liberties over the past year, while only 25 improved. The worst countries on the list include China, Russia, Afghanistan, Myanmar, Mali, and Hong Kong. The world has witnessed a 16-year-long, loss-of-freedom run, according to Freedom House.  Pro-lifer, father of 7, arrested by 15 FBI agents The U.S. government is busy making arrests.  This time, a Catholic pro-life family's home was raided by 15-20 FBI agents on Friday. Mark Houck, a father of seven children, was arrested on charges of violating the Freedom of Access to [Abortion] Clinic Entrances Act. Mark's wife said, “They had about five guns pointed at my husband, myself, and basically at my kids,” reports LifeSiteNews.com.  Mark would drive “two hours every Wednesday to speak outside of abortion clinics for six to eight hours at a time and at times would bring their 12-year-old son.” The GiveSendGo website noted that “Mark's ‘crime' was protecting his son from an aggressive Planned Parenthood escort in downtown Philadelphia.”  Conservative woman becomes Italy's new prime minister Once more, “The king's heart is a stream of water in the hand of the Lord; He turns it wherever He will.” (Proverbs 21:1) Now, Italian politics is moving conservative with the Brothers of Italy Party, gaining 26% of the vote in the recent national elections.   Giorgia Meloni won the election as the first female Prime Minister for the country, reports the BBC. Meloni wants more secured borders and has announced her opposition to the LHBT and Gender Identity ideology.  She opposes big international finance and the bureaucrats of Brussels (a reference to the European Union).  The BBC called it the most right-wing government for Italy since World War 2.  Ms. Meloni will be the 16th female head of state out of 45 European countries, a list that includes the UK, Scotland, Denmark, Finland, Iceland, and Sweden. That's the largest number of women leading countries in European history. The domino effect of European food shortage Turmoil in Europe is producing a food shortage worldwide. Between 2018 and 2020, Russia provided 32 percent of African wheat imports while Ukraine contributed 12 percent. World Magazine reports that 70% of Somalia's grain comes from Ukraine. Consequently, more than 800,000 Somalians have been displaced due to hunger and drought conditions. Plus, hundreds have already died of starvation. Keep in mind worst case conditions for hunger have hit Yemen, Syria, Afghanistan, Haiti, Honduras, Nigeria, the Central African Republic, the Democratic Republic of Congo, and the countries in the Horn of Africa. In Amos 8:11, the Sovereign LORD declared, “The days are coming when I will send a famine through the land—not a famine of food or a thirst for water, but a famine of hearing the words of the LORD'”. Americans concerned about economy and crime ahead of abortion As we approach the 2022 elections Americans are more interested in the economy and crime than abortion. Whether pro-abortion or pro-life, the issue of abortion takes second fiddle in the American mind, according to an ABC/WaPo poll released Sunday.  Americans are most concerned about the economy (89%), education (77%), and inflation (76%). Only 62% are concerned about the abortion issue.  Immigration and climate change were of least importance (standing at 61% and 50% respectively).  But Americans still lean pro-abortion when it comes to public policy in recent polls.  The ABC poll found the “public trusts the Democratic Party over the Republican Party to handle abortion by a wide 20 points.” A Pew Research poll found 61% of Americans wanted abortion legal in all or most cases. And a Gallup poll found 67% of Americans want abortion legalized in the first trimester — the highest number recorded in 25 years of polling.  NBC's story on 3D Ultrasounds and reference to “baby” in womb And finally, the NBC Today show did an extensive piece on 3D ultrasounds featuring videos of children in the womb who appear to be reacting to bitter or sweet flavors consumed by their mothers.   Interestingly, the coverage referred to the children as “babies,” not “fetal tissue.”  NBC REPORTER: “So, you guys have to see this!  Have you heard about this? So, this morning, we wanted to show you some amazing baby faces. “Look at this. Researchers in Britain wanted to know if babies in the womb react when the mom ingests a flavor of food. And this is what they saw. “So, the left is of a baby and its resting state. And then on the right, you see he smiles, 20 minutes. The mom ate some carrots. AL ROKER: “So, were there other foods?” REPORTER: “Yes, there were other foods. I'm glad you asked. You want to look at this baby's reaction? Mom had kale.” ROKER: “Wow!” REPORTER:  “So here's the thing. Let's say he's co-author says the images could just show muscle movements when a baby's reacting to maybe a flavor that's bitter.” The Worldview wonders, “Do any of these reporters, who marveled at the humanity of the babies in the womb, advocate abortion?” Close And that's The Worldview in 5 Minutes on this Tuesday, September 27th, in the year of our Lord 2022. Subscribe by iTunes or email to our unique Christian newscast at www.TheWorldview.com. Or get the Generations app through Google Play or The App Store. I'm Adam McManus (Adam@TheWorldview.com). Seize the day for Jesus Christ. Print story Stocks headed down Stocks are edging back down to the June low, bringing the three-month pseudo-economic recovery to an end. Economists are watching whether the stocks and crypto will break the barrier set in June given the aggressive hawkish behavior of the Fed raising interest rates like it's going out of style.

Optimistic Voices
Transforming Orphan Care in an Orphan Pandemic: “Pure Religion” with Rev. Dr. Wayne Lavender, CEO, Foundation 4 Orphans

Optimistic Voices

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 25, 2022 56:00


We've asked Reverend Wayne Lavender to be our guest on this episode of Optimistic Voices.  The Rev. Wayne Lavender, Ph.D., is a United Methodist pastor currently serving as the executive director of the Foundation 4 Orphans and faculty member in the political science department at Quinnipiac University. He earned his Ph.D. from George Mason's School of Public Policy in 2010, an MA. and M.Div. from the Pacific School of Religion and his BA. from Drew University. The winner of the Harry Denman Evangelism Award in 2004 for his ministry at the New Milford UMC in New Milford, CT, Wayne has worked and taught at universities in Iraq and Mozambique. He is the author of seven books, including Pure Religion, released in 2020. Wayne lives close to nature with his wife Maureen at the conference and retreat center for the Foundation 4 Orphans in Hamden, Connecticut.The Foundation 4 Orphans is an IRS approved 501 c 3 non-profit whose mission is to end the orphan pandemic. Their work is concentrated now in Mozambique and Iraq, but they are expanding to Syria, Tanzania and the Democratic Republic of the Congo.

Global News Podcast
Hundreds arrested at anti-war protests in Russia since President Putin called up reservists to fight in Ukraine

Global News Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 24, 2022 24:15 Very Popular


There've been a series of protests in Russia since President Putin announced that three hundred thousand reservists would be sent to fight in Ukraine. Also: scores killed during clashes in the Democratic Republic of Congo, and storm Ian delays launch of Nasa's moon rocket.

Proactive - Interviews for investors
Auxico Resources positions itself to fill the rare earth vacuum as its grows exports from the DRC

Proactive - Interviews for investors

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 22, 2022 6:57


Auxico Resources Canada Inc (CSE:AUAG, OTC:AUXIF) director Pierre Gauthier joined Proactive's Stephen Gunnion following news that the company has successfully executed the company's third and fourth trades of a cumulative 432 tons of rare earth concentrates (monazite sands) from the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC). Gauthier also expanded on Auxico's operations in the DRC, Colombia and Brazil as the company positions itself to meet rising demand for rare earths in the US and Canada. #ProactiveInvestors #AuxicoResourcesCanada #rareearths #monazitesands #CSE #OTC

A World of Good
Democratic Republic of Congo, Rev. Noel Barumwete

A World of Good

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 19, 2022 19:23


S6E4 In this episode, Andrew interviews Rev. Noel Barumwete, national leader for the Church of God in the Democratic Republic of Congo. She shares about the church, her role as the first ordained female leader, and how the church has supported communities that were devastated by recent volcanic eruptions.

Above The Noise
38. Tie Your Camel: An Inspiring Conversation with a Young Christian and a Muslim

Above The Noise

Play Episode Play 30 sec Highlight Listen Later Sep 18, 2022 39:32


After a long summer break, we are back with an inspiring conversation with two young people who became friends: a Christian and a Muslim. In their friendship, they have learned that they have more in common than they are different. Ghislain Bugingo is a refugee from the Democratic Republic of Congo whose parents escaped the Rwandan genocide of 1994. Zeytun Ahmed came to the US from Kenya and her parents are from Somalia and Ethiopia. These families were given a new start in the US and their children have used their struggles as stepping stones to avenues to accomplish more than seems possible in this short time. With faith in God and strong family support, Ghislain and Zeytun are about to change the world. You will be encouraged and inspired by their stories. Every young person should be given the opportunity to hear these stories of dreams and possibilities in the midst of struggle.#muslim; #christian; #refugee; #universityofwashington; #UW; race; #racism; #faith; #kentmeridianHS; #hillsidechurchkent@abovethenoise24@abovethenoise_24@gmartellyabovethenoise24@gmail.com

Into Africa
Survey: Why Turkey Is So Popular in the DRC, And More

Into Africa

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 15, 2022 45:10 Very Popular


Mvemba is joined by Joshua Walker, Director of Programs at the Congo Research Group and Francesca Bomoko, Co-Founder and Director of BERCI, a public opinion research firm based in the Democratic Republic of Congo. They unpack the results of CIC and BERCI's new national survey in the DRC. They analyze voter trends, the factors impacting President's Felix Tshisekedi's approval ratings, addressing the gap between civilians and their elected officials, the growth of Turkey as a key and popular player in the country.

The Leadership Stack Podcast
Ep 440: What Led Yasi Zhang to Do Marketing For Blockchain Tech Startups?

The Leadership Stack Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 15, 2022 9:38


Sean: How about your podcast? Can you tell us a little bit more about your podcast? So you started it during a time when you were in a transition in your life, I'd say a major transition because you finally decided that, okay, I probably don't need to work. What do I want to do? Right. And that's what you mentioned earlier. So why did you start that podcast? What's it for? What's your main purpose and who are going to be the people who should listen to your podcast? Yasi: Yeah, as you said at that time, I was questioning myself, what would I do if money's not a problem? And I have all the time in the world, right? Actually, even years before, I wanted to start a YouTube channel, because when I was living, you know, Democratic Republic of Congo, Sweden, and Singapore, I find it so many different experiences. I want to record it but I will always be very camera shy. And it really took a lot of time to edit, so I never really get it started. And I'm an avid podcast listener, so I listen to a lot of podcasts. Then at that time, just what came to my mind is like, Yeah, why not start a podcast instead of a YouTube channel? I thought it was a great idea because looking back, you see a lot of things happening in my life not just one moment, like, Oh, let's do this. It's a lot of things that happened in the past. So the dots started to connect. So in the past few years before COVID, I was traveling all around the world for different conferences. I met tons of people. I met hundreds of entrepreneurs, and I had great conversations with them, with them. I talked to them, I think, similar to how I interview people because I ask about their personal story, how they started with their business, you know, that I learned from them. So that's one thing. So I can do this. I feel comfortable. I enjoy doing this. And then secondly, I read a lot of personal development books in 2016 when I was working in Singapore, I worked in the other. The office is in a factory side, it's like almost close to Malaysia. So it took me one and a half hours every day on the road. So I was having my boss noise cancellation. I listen to audiobooks. I probably consume more than 100 books in that year. Then I thought I never had a mentor. Right? When you want to grow and learn something, you need to have a mentor in life. And it's not so easy for everyone to find a mentor in life because you need to have this vibe, and connection with them. But I learned so much from all the books and podcasts and I thought, okay, let me create this channel to extract all the knowledge and experience from my guests and then to help my audience so that they can learn from other people's experiences, even though they don't have a mentor or even though they don't know my guest in person, but they can learn from them. So that's the starting point of how I design this podcast interview style and focus on the topics that I am interested in. Because I thought if I'm interested in career, entrepreneurship, and money, there must be tons of people out there like I would be interested in these topics. And my initial idea is really like I create something that I enjoy doing. Then I would attract the right audience that will think of the same thing that I do. So that's how I started this podcast this way and this format and this content. - - - Youtube: https://www.youtube.com/leadershipstack Join our community and ask questions here: from.sean.si/discord Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/leadershipstack Leadership Stack Merch: https://leadershipstack.com/shop/

Monocle 24: The Briefing
Tuesday 13 September

Monocle 24: The Briefing

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 13, 2022 30:00


Ukraine's forces continue to make gains into previously Russian-occupied territory and Uganda pays the first instalment of war reparations to the Democratic Republic of Congo. Plus: newspapers reviewed from our Zürich HQ and we remember the film director Jean-Luc Godard, who has died at the age of 91.

Hard Factor
The Kia Boyz are Coming for That A$$ as Ukraine Makes Gainz Near Kharkiv | 9.12.22

Hard Factor

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 12, 2022 57:41 Very Popular


On today's episode…..Ukraine is making some big gainz in taking back their territory including large chunks near Kharkiv (00:25:45). The Kia Boyz is a horrible new Tik Tok trend that is literally just grand theft auto on film (00:30:54) ☕ Cup of Coffee in the Big Time ☕ (00:08:35) - Fun Fact: Copper and champagne can indicate a recession (00:11:59) - 9/11 remembrance (00:13:05) - Football from an awesome weekend of football (00:16:40) - Parental babysitting life hack (00:17:30) - UFC 279 was hilarious (00:19:22) - UFO/UAP footage and info on FOIA request denials from the Navy (00:24:30) - Politics: NYC Eric Adams stuff and where marijuana's on the ballots

Have You Herd About Animals?
Have You Herd About Okapi?

Have You Herd About Animals?

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 12, 2022 8:50


Welcome back to episode 23! The okapi (/oʊˈkɑːpiː/; Okapia johnstoni), also known as the forest giraffe, Congolese giraffe, or zebra giraffe, is an artiodactyl mammal that is endemic to the northeast Democratic Republic of the Congo in central Africa. Although the okapi has striped markings reminiscent of zebras, it is most closely related to the giraffe. The okapi and the giraffe are the only living members of the family Giraffidae.

Here's What's Happening
Technically, We're a Democratic Republic In Shambles

Here's What's Happening

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 9, 2022 5:55


Here's what we're talking about today: Queen Elizabeth II Dies-via BBC & SmithsonianTrump Crime Update Time-via Washington PostBannon Charged For Another Crime-via CNNCanadian Stabbing Spree Update-via NY TimesAbortion Rights Head to Michigan Voters-via NPRAs always, you can find me on Instagram/Twitter @kimmoffat and TikTok @kimmoffatishere

Are We Home Yet?
Can you spell entrepreneur? In France, an amazing woman, Canadian expat mom Lisa, spells it with her wine women and wellbeing business.

Are We Home Yet?

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 9, 2022 34:10


Lisa is an amazing woman who has created a unique business that combines wine, women friends, and wellbeing through networking and community. Learn more about her story! In France, there is a beautiful city near the Spanish border named Pau, where the amazing woman whom I interviewed decided to spell out entrepreneur in a way that would help women find friendship, laughter, empowerment, and inspiration. Canadian expat mom Lisa has enjoyed connecting with different people throughout the four continents she has lived and knew that there was a space she could create for entrepreneurial-minded women to connect, so she started her own business, Wine Women and Wellbeing. Wine Women and Wellbeing is a unique business that combines Lisa's love of good wine, good women friends, and wellbeing through networking and community. Through her hard work and dedication Lisa's business has been a huge success in her homeland of Canada and now her new home of France! Listen to my interview with episode 44 guest, Lisa, on living in various countries with her husband and children, creating a business abroad, how she and her family have made a home abroad, and what home means to her. Canadian expat mom Lisa, a Canadian expat mom, has found it to be such a lovely experience relocating with her husband, and kids from Canada to Indonesia, Democratic Republic of Congo, and currently France, and detailed her experiences living abroad on her blog https://www.canadianexpatmom.com/ (Canadian expat mom). Being a Canadian expat mom has its challenges, but it can also be an incredibly rewarding experience. On the one hand, you have to deal with the feeling of being homesick, missing the place you are originally from, being away from extended family and friends. No matter how great your life is in your new country, there will always be a part of you that longs for the familiar comforts of Canada. But on the other hand, https://arewehomeyetpodcast.com/moving-to-a-new-country-the-first-things/ (living abroad) gives you a unique opportunity to raise your children in a different culture. They'll learn about new customs and traditions, and they'll have a chance to develop skills that they wouldn't have otherwise had. Plus, you'll get to create precious memories with your kids that will last a lifetime. Ultimately, being a Canadian expat mom is both challenging and rewarding. Wine Women and Wellbeing Lisa certainly knows how to spell entrepreneur, and that's with her business Wine Women and Wellbeing. Wine, women, and wellbeing – it's a winning combination! Wine has been shown to have countless health benefits, including reducing the risk of heart disease and stroke, boosting cognitive function, and even prolonging life. And what could be better for your wellbeing than spending time with good friends? Women have always been powerful social connectors, forming bonds that last a lifetime. So when you combine the health benefits of wine with the social benefits of spending time with women friends, you're on the path to optimum wellbeing. So pop open a bottle of your favorite red or white, gather your girlfriends, and toast to your good health! Lisa describes herself as an extrovert and she enjoys making friends wherever she goes, so it came easily and naturally for how to end up building a business abroad, one involved in making friends. Lisa has put in sweat equity, building her business over 3 years, and has seen the tremendous difference that it's made in the lives of the members. Woman can network and are part of a community As indicated on the Wine Women and Wellbeing website: Most recently, Lisa brought together thousands of women across three provinces for the Manifest Tour featuring Kaitlyn Bristowe, Dr. Jody Carrington, Jess Tetu, and The Sister Brand. WWWB's inaugural WILD Conference held in Calgary featured keynote speaker Elizabeth Gilbert, and was curated toward bringing together entrepreneurial-minded...

レアジョブ英会話 Daily News Article Podcast
EU says US electric vehicle tax credit could break WTO rules

レアジョブ英会話 Daily News Article Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 6, 2022 2:16


The European Union expressed concern that a new U.S. tax credit plan aimed at encouraging Americans to buy electric vehicles would discriminate against European producers and break World Trade Organization rules. Under the Inflation Reduction Act nearing final approval in the U.S. Congress, a tax credit of up to $7,500 could be granted to lower the cost of an electric vehicle. To qualify, the bill requires that electric vehicles should contain a battery built in North America with minerals mined or recycled on the continent. “The European Union is deeply concerned by this new, potential, trans-Atlantic trade barrier,” European Commission spokeswoman Miriam Garcia Ferrer said. “We think that it's discriminatory, that it's discriminating against foreign producers in relation to U.S. producers.” “Of course this would mean that it would be incompatible with the WTO,” she said. The commission is the EU's executive branch, and part of its responsibilities is to conduct trade with the outside world on behalf of the bloc's 27 nations. The commission agrees that tax credits are “an important incentive to drive the demand for electric vehicles” and ultimately to help reduce greenhouse gas emissions. “But we need to ensure that the measures introduced are fair,” the spokeswoman said. The idea behind the U.S. requirement is to encourage domestic manufacturing and mining, build a robust battery supply chain in North America and lessen the industry's dependence on overseas supply chains that could be subject to disruptions. Production of lithium and other minerals that are used to produce EV batteries is now dominated by China. The world's leading producer of cobalt, another component of EV batteries, is the Democratic Republic of Congo. But the commission is deeply concerned about the domestic U.S. content and assembly requirements in the tax credit plan and claims this only favors certain mineral-rich countries, to the detriment of EU products exported to America. EU subsidy schemes, the commission said, are available for domestic and foreign producers alike. This article was provided by The Associated Press.

American Prestige
E61 - Current Conflicts in the Eastern DR Congo w/ Jason Stearns

American Prestige

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 6, 2022 58:56


Danny and Derek welcome Jason Stearns, assistant professor at Simon Fraser University and director of the Congo Research Group at NYU, for a discussion of the conflicts currently transpiring in the eastern Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC). They unpack a number of topics, including the background of the March 23 Movement (M23), the Democratic Forces for the Liberation of Rwanda (FDLR), the controversy over UN and East African peacekeeping missions, the Allied Democratic Forces (ADF), the Ituri Conflict, and more.Grab copies of Jason's books Dancing in the Glory of Monsters: The Collapse of the Congo and the Great War of Africa and The War That Doesn't Say Its Name: The Unending Conflict in the Congo. This is a public episode. If you'd like to discuss this with other subscribers or get access to bonus episodes, visit www.americanprestigepod.com/subscribe

The Slippery Slope
Let them eat bugs: UK urges hunger-stricken African nations to farm insects

The Slippery Slope

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 5, 2022 9:39


Let them eat bugs: UK urges hunger-stricken African nations to farm insects UK aid spending is encouraging hunger-stricken Africans to eat insects, with projects aiming to develop the practice in the Democratic Republic of the Congo and Zimbabwe. In Zimbabwe, a development project is under way to use mopane worms in porridge served in schools. The slimy green caterpillars, which turn into emperor moths, are already commonly picked for consumption from vegetation during the rainy seasons in rural parts of Zimbabwe. This is just my opinion. PS: If you enjoy my content, I will think of you while drinking my coffee. – Buy Me a Coffee The Slippery Slope Spotify J Fallon Apple Music J Fallon Spotify J Fallon YouTube The Slippery Slope Apple Podcasts The Slippery Slope YouTube The Slippery Slope Stitcher --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/jason-fallon/message

Gene Valentino's GrassRoots TruthCast
Biden's Reckless Rage-filled Speech Suggests 74-Million ‘MAGA' Voters are Dangerous Fascist Nazi's!

Gene Valentino's GrassRoots TruthCast

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 2, 2022 15:27


The backdrop behind Biden last night suggests a new Nazi regime with Biden at the helm. Check out picture on WMXI's Facebook's site.  Joe Biden uses Marines in the background of his Hitler-like speeches in the 1940's. Americans are at the precipice of new autocratic Communist control of your mind and way of life.  The legislative branch of government needs to create a new oversight system (like special magistrates) to monitor, investigate, and charge for the bad behavior of government officials and their lackeys. Politicians cannot use the weight and force of their position to incarcerate and punish political opponents and limiting free speech through fear and intimidation. Felony convictions needed for such bad behavior. 74-million Americans are now being characterized by Biden as enemies of our Democratic Republic, and labeled as ” ‘MAGA' Voters are Dangerous”. The Dems fear a massive loss in November.  Biden's rhetoric last night distracts us from his terrible performance in the last 2 years.  Biden and staff continue to deflect, divert, and distract you away from the real problems.  They're ‘eating us from within'.  This plays perfectly into China and Russia's intentions to destroy America. Biden is changing the topics of concern.  The more they talk about Trump, the more they avoid explaining their failures at the border, crime, gas prices, interest rates, 87K new IRS agents, inflation, COVID, and immigration. Biden's speech last night confirms that the Dems acknowledge that they have lost many people in the middle.  Will Mitch McConnell step aside and let stronger Republicans lead?Originally Aired: WMXI Radio on Friday, September 2, 2022 at 7:15am CSTSeason 1, Episode 65Link to WMXI Facebook page and picture Michael and Gene are discussing: https://www.facebook.com/NewsRadio981Learn more at: https://genevalentino.com/in-the-news/Click Here to Share this important message with a fellow patriot: Download the Audio MP3 Now!Special thanks to the following source(s) for the image(s) used in this article:https://www.pexels.com/photo/person-holding-red-and-black-textile-4108468/A Special Message from Gene ValentinoGene & Maureen ValentinoDoing “the right thing” is not always easy. It's not always thought to be wise, most profitable, or popular. Doing the right thing has more to do with “COURAGE”; forged from the principles and beliefs given to you by your parents. There's an ole' saying I've adopted, “The Politician will tell you what you want to hear. The Leader will tell you what you need to know.” And, telling you what you need to know may not be popular”. So, my Accomplishments here do not show you things I've walked away from. As a result, I left A LOT of money on the table. However, God is good! He rewarded me with more wealth than I can speak of with a conscience that is pure and clear. I sleep well at night. I wish for you the same!”Learn more about Gene Valentino by clicking here now.

Fight Laugh Feast USA
Daily News Brief for Friday, September 2nd, 2022 [Daily News Brief]

Fight Laugh Feast USA

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 2, 2022 21:23


Biden Administration colluding with social media, Gov. Abbot of Texas bussing illegal immigrants to Chicago, Oregon tells California to hold its beer on electric cars… … and more on today’s CrossPolitic Daily News Brief. My name is Toby Sumpter and today is Friday, September 2, 2022. Blue Ridge Reformed Church, a potential CREC church plant in the Roanoke Valley, will begin worship services on Sunday September 4th at 6:00 p.m. They are located at 6032 Cloverdale Rd, Roanoke, VA 24019. For more information folks can check out our website blueridgereformed.org https://www.theepochtimes.com/over-50-biden-administration-employees-12-us-agencies-involved-in-social-media-censorship-push-documents_4704349.html?utm_source=partner&utm_campaign=BonginoReport Over 50 Biden Administration Employees, 12 US Agencies Involved in Social Media Censorship Push: Documents Over 50 officials in President Joe Biden’s administration across a dozen agencies have been involved with efforts to pressure Big Techcompanies to crack down on alleged misinformation, according to documents released on Aug. 31. Senior officials in the U.S. government, including White House lawyer Dana Remus, deputy assistant to the president Rob Flaherty, and onetime White House senior COVID-19 adviser Andy Slavitt, have been in touch with one or more major social media companies to try to get the companies to tighten rules on allegedly false and misleading information on COVID-19, and take action against users who violate the rules, the documents show. In July 2021, for instance, after Biden said that Facebook was “killing people” by not combating misinformation effectively, an executive at Meta reached out to Surgeon General Vivek Murthy, a Biden appointee, to say that government and Meta teams met after the remarks “to better understand the scope of what the White House expects from us on misinformation going forward.” The same executive later wrote to Murthy saying, “I wanted to make sure you saw the steps we took just this past week to adjust policies on what we are removing with respect to misinformation, as well as steps taken to further address the ‘disinfo dozen,'” including removing pages linked to the group. The White House publicly pressured social media companies to take action against a group officials dubbed the “disinformation dozen,” which a nonprofit claimed were producing the bulk of “anti-vaccine misinformation” on the platforms. Also in July 2021, Murthy said Facebook had not done enough to combat misinformation. Rob Flaherty, director of digital strategy for the White House, told Slavitt and others in April 2021 that White House staff would be briefed by Twitter “on vaccine misinfo,” with the meeting including “ways the White House (and our COVID experts) can partner in product work,” according to one of the messages. In another exchange that year, a Department of Treasury official working on “mis, dis, and mal-information” told Meta workers that the deputy treasury secretary wanted to talk about “potential influence operations.” In a text in February 2021, meanwhile, U.S. Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA) Director Jen Easterly, wrote to another agency official that she was “trying to get us in a place where Fed can work with platforms to better understand the mis/dis trends so relevant agencies can try to prebunk/debunk as useful.” The documents were part of a preliminary production in a lawsuitlevied against the government by the attorneys general of Missouri and Louisiana, later joined by experts maligned by federal officials. “If there was ever any doubt the federal government was behind censorship of Americans who dared to dissent from official Covid messaging, that doubt has been erased,” Jenin Younes, a lawyer with the New Civil Liberties Alliance who is representing some of the plaintiffs in the case, said in a statement. “The shocking extent of the government’s involvement in silencing Americans, through coercing social-media companies, has now been revealed.” Club Membership Plug: Let’s stop and take a moment to talk about Fight Laugh Feast Club membership. By joining the Fight Laugh Feast Army, not only will you be aiding in our fight to take down secular & legacy media; but you’ll also get access to content placed in our Club Portal, such as past shows, all of our conference talks, and EXCLUSIVE content for club members that you won’t be able to find anywhere else. Lastly, you’ll also get discounts for our conferences… so if you’ve got $10 bucks a month to kick over our way, you can sign up now at flfnetwork.com https://www.theepochtimes.com/texas-gov-greg-abbott-begins-busing-illegal-immigrants-to-chicago_4703681.html?utm_source=partner&utm_campaign=BonginoReport Texas Gov. Greg Abbott Begins Busing Illegal Immigrants to Chicago Texas Gov. Greg Abbott on Wednesday said that illegal aliens apprehended along the U.S.-Mexico border are now being bused to Chicago in addition to New York City and Washington. Abbott said his strategy to bus illegal immigrants from Texas to the Democrat-led sanctuary cities makes a strategic point about the impact of President Joe Biden’s “open border policies” on American communities. “President Biden’s inaction at our southern border continues putting the lives of Texans—and Americans—at risk and is overwhelming our communities,” the Republican governor said in a statement. “To continue providing much-needed relief to our small, overrun border towns, Chicago will join fellow sanctuary cities Washington, D.C. and New York City as an additional drop-off location.” Acknowledging Chicago’s sanctuary city policies, Abbott said Mayor Lori Lightfoot “loves to tout” that her city welcomes illegal immigrants as a matter of “responsibility.” “I look forward to seeing this responsibility in action as these migrants receive resources from a sanctuary city with the capacity to serve them,” Abbott said. Chicago Calls Busing Program ‘Racist’ The Chicago mayor’s office confirmed that around 60 illegal aliens arrived at Union Square from Texas on Wednesday night and were being provided with essential services while they “navigate the next steps of their journey.” “As a city we are doing everything we can to ensure these immigrants and their families receive shelter, food, and most importantly protection,” the spokesperson said in a statement. “This is not new; Chicago welcomes hundreds of migrants every year to our city and provides much-needed assistance.” The spokesperson also accused Abbott of having no “shame or humanity” and described the busing program as “racist practices.” The mayors of Washington and New York City, Muriel Bowser and Eric Adams, have also criticized the busing program, calling it a political stunt. But Abbott has said the illegal immigrants voluntarily chose to go to their cities where there is more capacity to serve them. The Texas governor first directed the Texas Division of Emergency Management in April to charter buses to transport illegal immigrants who claimed asylum when apprehended along the U.S.-Mexico border to Washington. New York City was added as a second drop-off location in August. Since then, more than 8,900 illegal aliens have been bused out of Texas to those cities, providing “much-needed relief to Texas’ overwhelmed border communities,” according to Abbott’s office. Overwhelmed with the influx of illegal aliens arriving from Texas, Bowser has twice asked the Biden administration to deploy National Guard personnel to help her city cope. Both requests were denied. Lightfoot signed Chicago’s “Welcoming City Ordinance” measure in February 2021 to strengthen the city’s sanctuary policies, which prevented local police from cooperating with federal immigration authorities. “Chicago has been a welcoming city and a city of immigrants since its very founding, and proudly so,” Lightfoot said at the time. Abbott’s office noted that under this policy Chicago doesn’t deny city services to individuals based on their immigration status. “With its ‘Welcoming City Ordinance’ making it a sanctuary city, Chicago will not deny city services to individuals based on their immigration status. The city also does not require local police to cooperate with federal immigration authorities,” Abbott’s office said. Abbott promised to keep busing illegal aliens to so-called sanctuary cities until the Biden administration “does its job” to secure the border. Redballoon Not so long ago, the American dream was alive and well. Employees who worked hard were rewarded, and employers looked for people who could do the job, not for people who had the right political views. RedBalloon.work is a job site designed to get us back to what made American businesses successful: free speech, hard work, and having fun. If you are a free speech employer who wants to hire employees who focus on their work and not identity politics, then post a job on RedBalloon. If you are an employee who is being censored at work or is being forced to comply with the current zeitgeist, post your resume on RedBalloon and look for a new job. redballoon.work, the job site where free speech is still alive! www.redballoon.work https://www.theepochtimes.com/oregon-to-join-california-in-move-to-ban-gas-powered-vehicle-sales_4704534.html?utm_source=partner&utm_campaign=BonginoReport Oregon to Join California in Move to Ban Gas-Powered Vehicle Sales Oregon has joined a list of more than a dozen states vowing to follow California’s lead in banning the sale of new gas-powered vehicles by 2035. The move comes as California urges residents to not charge their electric vehicles during a heatwave to avoid straining the electrical grid. An Oregon Department of Environmental Quality advisory committee is now in the process of creating what it calls “Advanced Clean Cars II Rules,” which will guide the state toward that new goal. California announced on Aug. 24 that it would begin to phase out gas-powered vehicles beginning in 2026, when 35 percent of all passenger vehicles and light duty trucks sold in the state must be zero-emission vehicles (ZEVs). With an anticipated increase of nearly 8 percent annually, the state has vowed that 100 percent of all vehicles sold in California will be ZEVs by 2035. Oregon aims to follow suit. “The transportation sector accounts for more than 40 percent of Oregon’s greenhouse gas emissions,” the Oregon Department of Energy said in a statement. “Moving to cleaner, alternative fuel transportation options, like zero-emission vehicles, can reduce those harmful Green House Gases (GHGs) and help Oregon reach its climate goals.” Oregon had already been working toward a goal set by its legislature in 2019 to have 250,000 registered ZEVs in the state by 2025. As of April, there were approximately 50,000 ZEVs on Oregon roads, falling well short of the pace to meet that goal in the first three years. “We’re committed to getting more electric vehicles [EVs] on Oregon’s roads and 50,000 registered EVs is a major milestone,” said Amanda Pietz, administrator of the Oregon Department of Transportation’s Climate Office. “EVs make up about 8 percent of new cars, trucks, and SUVs sold in Oregon, and we’ll support that growing market through partnerships to build out EV charging stations along major roads and in Oregon’s communities.” The state will also “support” that market by banning gas-powered vehicles and using taxpayer-funded subsidies to prime the pump. Oregon offers as much as $7,500 in taxpayer-funded rebates on top of the federal tax credit of $7,500 toward the purchase of a ZEV. Utilities in the state are offering additional rebates of up to $1,500 for a vehicle purchase and up to $1,000 to install a residential home charger or workplace-commercial charging station. The Go Electric Oregon website encourages buyers to “stack” government incentives to obtain more than $16,500 to use for the purchase of a ZEV. According to Oregon Public Broadcasting, taxpayers have already subsidized the purchase of electric vehicles (at an average cost of $66,000) to the tune of $55 million. One 2018 estimate puts the average income of an electric vehicle driver at $150,000 compared to the U.S. average of $63,000. In May, the Oregon Department of Transportation committed to spending $100 million in federal and state funds over the next five years to expand Oregon’s EV charging infrastructure. The transition to ZEVs seems to overlook increasing concern over their environmental impact and national security implications. Making ZEV batteries requires the use of fossil fuels to process ore and extract minerals, including lithium, cobalt, nickel, copper, and graphite. They also require steel, aluminum, plastic, and other materials. The extraction and processing of these minerals are dominated by China and the Democratic Republic of Congo. According to Bloomberg, China controls 80 percent of the market for EV batteries. The push to convert to ZEVs will also create challenges to the electrical grid. In a 2018 analysis, energy economists at the University of Texas found that if California drivers were to go fully electric overnight, the state would need about 47 percent more electricity than it currently consumes. All the states that follow California’s emission standards will face similar challenges. But California’s electrical grid is already strained and Oregon’s faces uncertainty. With a heatwave looming, California’s grid operator issued an alert on Aug. 31, urging residents to avoid using large appliances and charging electric vehicles between 4 p.m. and 9 p.m. over the Labor Day weekend. “Lowering electricity use during that time will ease strain on the system, and prevent more drastic measures, including rotating power outages,” the alert reads. Oregon Gov. Kate Brown has supported removing or breaching the Lower Snake River Dams to protect fish populations. Carbon-free hydropower from dams makes up 45 percent of the electricity used in Oregon. https://www.breitbart.com/sports/2022/08/31/report-20-mlb-teams-promote-fund-groups-perform-child-sex-change-operations/ Report: 20 MLB Teams ‘Promote or Fund’ Groups that Perform Child Sex Change Operations The magazine reviewed the causes and organizations to which these teams are handing out millions of dollars in donations and found that many support sex-change surgery, hormone treatments, and other dangerous procedures for “transitioning” teens and pre-teens. National Review found that almost every team in the league “promote or fund groups that encourage or provide sex-change procedures and gender-transition hormone treatment for minors as young as 12. Other organizations promote ‘social transitions’ — i.e., nonmedical changes in ‘gender expression,’ including the adoption of new names, pronouns, and clothing — for children as young as three.” Much of the support these teams are lending is organized under the rubric of the widespread LGBTQ “Pride Nights” that the league pushes. Along with the yearly events in the stadiums, the teams also donate money to a number of advocacy groups — usually local groups, but often national groups, as well. The Detroit Tigers, for instance, support the Ruth Ellis Center and Corktown Health in Detroit, the magazine noted. At the checkout page for tickets to the Pride Night game, the Tigers website offered ‘a chance to support a local Pride organization of your choice,’ with a drop-down menu that included LGBT-focused clinics such as the Ruth Ellis Center and Corktown Health, both of which perform medical gender transitions on minors. On top of masculinizing and feminizing drugs, at least one — the Ruth Ellis Center — included irreversible ‘gender affirming surgery’ in its suite of ‘transition care for transgender youth’ options. Another charity promoted by the Tigers, the Trans Sistas of Color Project, was actively funding groups such as ‘Trans Minors Rights,’ which ‘advocates for empowering transgender youth to make their own decisions regarding puberty blockers’ — i.e., ‘without requiring the consent of a parent.’ (The group’s tagline: ‘Unblock blockers.’) The magazine noted that the Tigers are only one example and that the MLB “Pride Resource Guide” promotes a long list of “social justice” groups that also push transgenderism on kids. The report found that five teams promoted groups that push dangerous surgeries on trans kids, including the Detroit Tigers, the Boston Red Sox, the Milwaukee Brewers, Tampa Bay Rays, and the Cleveland Guardians. Four teams partner with organizations that provide counseling and referrals to youths for such medical procedures. That list includes the L.A. Dodgers, Pittsburgh Pirates, San Diego Padres, and the Oakland As. And another five teams promote groups that offer guides and promotion of the transgender lifestyle, including the Cincinnati Reds, Houston Astros, Arizona Diamondbacks, Philadelphia Phillies, and the Colorado Rockies. Finally, six teams support groups that have lobbyists for the trans cause and otherwise advocate for the transgender lifestyle. Those teams include the Chicago Cubs and White Sox, the L.A. Angels, Minnesota Twins, St. Louis Cardinals, and the Washington Nationals. “It’s a classic case of institutional capture by the Left,” the magazine concluded. It is up to the fans to speak out and urge the league to reverse course on this outrageous advocacy. Christ Church Events Coordinator Looking to move to Moscow? Christ Church is hiring a full-time events coordinator to plan and manage all events for our various ministries. Coordinators have to understand what it takes to make sure the logistics work out for our growing ministries, keep everything within the allocated budget and ensure that the event itself is carried out smoothly. For more information, Please contact Carson Sensing at csensing@christkirk.com if you are interested in applying Psalm of the Day: Fight Laugh Feast Theme Song: To the Word sea shanty To the Testimony and Law, To the Word, to Word we go; If they don’t speak this word, they have no light at all; Bend, break, burn, and blow. 0:00-1:07 Amen! This is Toby Sumpter with CrossPolitic News. Remember you can always find the links to our news stories and these psalms at crosspolitic dot com – just click on the daily news brief and follow the links. Or find them on our App: just search “Fight Laugh Feast” in your favorite app store and never miss a show. We are now doing a daily show, with daily backstage content for Fight Laugh Feast Club Member. Join today and get access as well as a $100 discount at the Fight Laugh Feast conference in Knoxville, TN Oct. 6-8, and have a great day.

CrossPolitic Studios
Daily News Brief for Friday, September 2nd, 2022 [Daily News Brief]

CrossPolitic Studios

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 2, 2022 21:23


Biden Administration colluding with social media, Gov. Abbot of Texas bussing illegal immigrants to Chicago, Oregon tells California to hold its beer on electric cars… … and more on today’s CrossPolitic Daily News Brief. My name is Toby Sumpter and today is Friday, September 2, 2022. Blue Ridge Reformed Church, a potential CREC church plant in the Roanoke Valley, will begin worship services on Sunday September 4th at 6:00 p.m. They are located at 6032 Cloverdale Rd, Roanoke, VA 24019. For more information folks can check out our website blueridgereformed.org https://www.theepochtimes.com/over-50-biden-administration-employees-12-us-agencies-involved-in-social-media-censorship-push-documents_4704349.html?utm_source=partner&utm_campaign=BonginoReport Over 50 Biden Administration Employees, 12 US Agencies Involved in Social Media Censorship Push: Documents Over 50 officials in President Joe Biden’s administration across a dozen agencies have been involved with efforts to pressure Big Techcompanies to crack down on alleged misinformation, according to documents released on Aug. 31. Senior officials in the U.S. government, including White House lawyer Dana Remus, deputy assistant to the president Rob Flaherty, and onetime White House senior COVID-19 adviser Andy Slavitt, have been in touch with one or more major social media companies to try to get the companies to tighten rules on allegedly false and misleading information on COVID-19, and take action against users who violate the rules, the documents show. In July 2021, for instance, after Biden said that Facebook was “killing people” by not combating misinformation effectively, an executive at Meta reached out to Surgeon General Vivek Murthy, a Biden appointee, to say that government and Meta teams met after the remarks “to better understand the scope of what the White House expects from us on misinformation going forward.” The same executive later wrote to Murthy saying, “I wanted to make sure you saw the steps we took just this past week to adjust policies on what we are removing with respect to misinformation, as well as steps taken to further address the ‘disinfo dozen,'” including removing pages linked to the group. The White House publicly pressured social media companies to take action against a group officials dubbed the “disinformation dozen,” which a nonprofit claimed were producing the bulk of “anti-vaccine misinformation” on the platforms. Also in July 2021, Murthy said Facebook had not done enough to combat misinformation. Rob Flaherty, director of digital strategy for the White House, told Slavitt and others in April 2021 that White House staff would be briefed by Twitter “on vaccine misinfo,” with the meeting including “ways the White House (and our COVID experts) can partner in product work,” according to one of the messages. In another exchange that year, a Department of Treasury official working on “mis, dis, and mal-information” told Meta workers that the deputy treasury secretary wanted to talk about “potential influence operations.” In a text in February 2021, meanwhile, U.S. Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA) Director Jen Easterly, wrote to another agency official that she was “trying to get us in a place where Fed can work with platforms to better understand the mis/dis trends so relevant agencies can try to prebunk/debunk as useful.” The documents were part of a preliminary production in a lawsuitlevied against the government by the attorneys general of Missouri and Louisiana, later joined by experts maligned by federal officials. “If there was ever any doubt the federal government was behind censorship of Americans who dared to dissent from official Covid messaging, that doubt has been erased,” Jenin Younes, a lawyer with the New Civil Liberties Alliance who is representing some of the plaintiffs in the case, said in a statement. “The shocking extent of the government’s involvement in silencing Americans, through coercing social-media companies, has now been revealed.” Club Membership Plug: Let’s stop and take a moment to talk about Fight Laugh Feast Club membership. By joining the Fight Laugh Feast Army, not only will you be aiding in our fight to take down secular & legacy media; but you’ll also get access to content placed in our Club Portal, such as past shows, all of our conference talks, and EXCLUSIVE content for club members that you won’t be able to find anywhere else. Lastly, you’ll also get discounts for our conferences… so if you’ve got $10 bucks a month to kick over our way, you can sign up now at flfnetwork.com https://www.theepochtimes.com/texas-gov-greg-abbott-begins-busing-illegal-immigrants-to-chicago_4703681.html?utm_source=partner&utm_campaign=BonginoReport Texas Gov. Greg Abbott Begins Busing Illegal Immigrants to Chicago Texas Gov. Greg Abbott on Wednesday said that illegal aliens apprehended along the U.S.-Mexico border are now being bused to Chicago in addition to New York City and Washington. Abbott said his strategy to bus illegal immigrants from Texas to the Democrat-led sanctuary cities makes a strategic point about the impact of President Joe Biden’s “open border policies” on American communities. “President Biden’s inaction at our southern border continues putting the lives of Texans—and Americans—at risk and is overwhelming our communities,” the Republican governor said in a statement. “To continue providing much-needed relief to our small, overrun border towns, Chicago will join fellow sanctuary cities Washington, D.C. and New York City as an additional drop-off location.” Acknowledging Chicago’s sanctuary city policies, Abbott said Mayor Lori Lightfoot “loves to tout” that her city welcomes illegal immigrants as a matter of “responsibility.” “I look forward to seeing this responsibility in action as these migrants receive resources from a sanctuary city with the capacity to serve them,” Abbott said. Chicago Calls Busing Program ‘Racist’ The Chicago mayor’s office confirmed that around 60 illegal aliens arrived at Union Square from Texas on Wednesday night and were being provided with essential services while they “navigate the next steps of their journey.” “As a city we are doing everything we can to ensure these immigrants and their families receive shelter, food, and most importantly protection,” the spokesperson said in a statement. “This is not new; Chicago welcomes hundreds of migrants every year to our city and provides much-needed assistance.” The spokesperson also accused Abbott of having no “shame or humanity” and described the busing program as “racist practices.” The mayors of Washington and New York City, Muriel Bowser and Eric Adams, have also criticized the busing program, calling it a political stunt. But Abbott has said the illegal immigrants voluntarily chose to go to their cities where there is more capacity to serve them. The Texas governor first directed the Texas Division of Emergency Management in April to charter buses to transport illegal immigrants who claimed asylum when apprehended along the U.S.-Mexico border to Washington. New York City was added as a second drop-off location in August. Since then, more than 8,900 illegal aliens have been bused out of Texas to those cities, providing “much-needed relief to Texas’ overwhelmed border communities,” according to Abbott’s office. Overwhelmed with the influx of illegal aliens arriving from Texas, Bowser has twice asked the Biden administration to deploy National Guard personnel to help her city cope. Both requests were denied. Lightfoot signed Chicago’s “Welcoming City Ordinance” measure in February 2021 to strengthen the city’s sanctuary policies, which prevented local police from cooperating with federal immigration authorities. “Chicago has been a welcoming city and a city of immigrants since its very founding, and proudly so,” Lightfoot said at the time. Abbott’s office noted that under this policy Chicago doesn’t deny city services to individuals based on their immigration status. “With its ‘Welcoming City Ordinance’ making it a sanctuary city, Chicago will not deny city services to individuals based on their immigration status. The city also does not require local police to cooperate with federal immigration authorities,” Abbott’s office said. Abbott promised to keep busing illegal aliens to so-called sanctuary cities until the Biden administration “does its job” to secure the border. Redballoon Not so long ago, the American dream was alive and well. Employees who worked hard were rewarded, and employers looked for people who could do the job, not for people who had the right political views. RedBalloon.work is a job site designed to get us back to what made American businesses successful: free speech, hard work, and having fun. If you are a free speech employer who wants to hire employees who focus on their work and not identity politics, then post a job on RedBalloon. If you are an employee who is being censored at work or is being forced to comply with the current zeitgeist, post your resume on RedBalloon and look for a new job. redballoon.work, the job site where free speech is still alive! www.redballoon.work https://www.theepochtimes.com/oregon-to-join-california-in-move-to-ban-gas-powered-vehicle-sales_4704534.html?utm_source=partner&utm_campaign=BonginoReport Oregon to Join California in Move to Ban Gas-Powered Vehicle Sales Oregon has joined a list of more than a dozen states vowing to follow California’s lead in banning the sale of new gas-powered vehicles by 2035. The move comes as California urges residents to not charge their electric vehicles during a heatwave to avoid straining the electrical grid. An Oregon Department of Environmental Quality advisory committee is now in the process of creating what it calls “Advanced Clean Cars II Rules,” which will guide the state toward that new goal. California announced on Aug. 24 that it would begin to phase out gas-powered vehicles beginning in 2026, when 35 percent of all passenger vehicles and light duty trucks sold in the state must be zero-emission vehicles (ZEVs). With an anticipated increase of nearly 8 percent annually, the state has vowed that 100 percent of all vehicles sold in California will be ZEVs by 2035. Oregon aims to follow suit. “The transportation sector accounts for more than 40 percent of Oregon’s greenhouse gas emissions,” the Oregon Department of Energy said in a statement. “Moving to cleaner, alternative fuel transportation options, like zero-emission vehicles, can reduce those harmful Green House Gases (GHGs) and help Oregon reach its climate goals.” Oregon had already been working toward a goal set by its legislature in 2019 to have 250,000 registered ZEVs in the state by 2025. As of April, there were approximately 50,000 ZEVs on Oregon roads, falling well short of the pace to meet that goal in the first three years. “We’re committed to getting more electric vehicles [EVs] on Oregon’s roads and 50,000 registered EVs is a major milestone,” said Amanda Pietz, administrator of the Oregon Department of Transportation’s Climate Office. “EVs make up about 8 percent of new cars, trucks, and SUVs sold in Oregon, and we’ll support that growing market through partnerships to build out EV charging stations along major roads and in Oregon’s communities.” The state will also “support” that market by banning gas-powered vehicles and using taxpayer-funded subsidies to prime the pump. Oregon offers as much as $7,500 in taxpayer-funded rebates on top of the federal tax credit of $7,500 toward the purchase of a ZEV. Utilities in the state are offering additional rebates of up to $1,500 for a vehicle purchase and up to $1,000 to install a residential home charger or workplace-commercial charging station. The Go Electric Oregon website encourages buyers to “stack” government incentives to obtain more than $16,500 to use for the purchase of a ZEV. According to Oregon Public Broadcasting, taxpayers have already subsidized the purchase of electric vehicles (at an average cost of $66,000) to the tune of $55 million. One 2018 estimate puts the average income of an electric vehicle driver at $150,000 compared to the U.S. average of $63,000. In May, the Oregon Department of Transportation committed to spending $100 million in federal and state funds over the next five years to expand Oregon’s EV charging infrastructure. The transition to ZEVs seems to overlook increasing concern over their environmental impact and national security implications. Making ZEV batteries requires the use of fossil fuels to process ore and extract minerals, including lithium, cobalt, nickel, copper, and graphite. They also require steel, aluminum, plastic, and other materials. The extraction and processing of these minerals are dominated by China and the Democratic Republic of Congo. According to Bloomberg, China controls 80 percent of the market for EV batteries. The push to convert to ZEVs will also create challenges to the electrical grid. In a 2018 analysis, energy economists at the University of Texas found that if California drivers were to go fully electric overnight, the state would need about 47 percent more electricity than it currently consumes. All the states that follow California’s emission standards will face similar challenges. But California’s electrical grid is already strained and Oregon’s faces uncertainty. With a heatwave looming, California’s grid operator issued an alert on Aug. 31, urging residents to avoid using large appliances and charging electric vehicles between 4 p.m. and 9 p.m. over the Labor Day weekend. “Lowering electricity use during that time will ease strain on the system, and prevent more drastic measures, including rotating power outages,” the alert reads. Oregon Gov. Kate Brown has supported removing or breaching the Lower Snake River Dams to protect fish populations. Carbon-free hydropower from dams makes up 45 percent of the electricity used in Oregon. https://www.breitbart.com/sports/2022/08/31/report-20-mlb-teams-promote-fund-groups-perform-child-sex-change-operations/ Report: 20 MLB Teams ‘Promote or Fund’ Groups that Perform Child Sex Change Operations The magazine reviewed the causes and organizations to which these teams are handing out millions of dollars in donations and found that many support sex-change surgery, hormone treatments, and other dangerous procedures for “transitioning” teens and pre-teens. National Review found that almost every team in the league “promote or fund groups that encourage or provide sex-change procedures and gender-transition hormone treatment for minors as young as 12. Other organizations promote ‘social transitions’ — i.e., nonmedical changes in ‘gender expression,’ including the adoption of new names, pronouns, and clothing — for children as young as three.” Much of the support these teams are lending is organized under the rubric of the widespread LGBTQ “Pride Nights” that the league pushes. Along with the yearly events in the stadiums, the teams also donate money to a number of advocacy groups — usually local groups, but often national groups, as well. The Detroit Tigers, for instance, support the Ruth Ellis Center and Corktown Health in Detroit, the magazine noted. At the checkout page for tickets to the Pride Night game, the Tigers website offered ‘a chance to support a local Pride organization of your choice,’ with a drop-down menu that included LGBT-focused clinics such as the Ruth Ellis Center and Corktown Health, both of which perform medical gender transitions on minors. On top of masculinizing and feminizing drugs, at least one — the Ruth Ellis Center — included irreversible ‘gender affirming surgery’ in its suite of ‘transition care for transgender youth’ options. Another charity promoted by the Tigers, the Trans Sistas of Color Project, was actively funding groups such as ‘Trans Minors Rights,’ which ‘advocates for empowering transgender youth to make their own decisions regarding puberty blockers’ — i.e., ‘without requiring the consent of a parent.’ (The group’s tagline: ‘Unblock blockers.’) The magazine noted that the Tigers are only one example and that the MLB “Pride Resource Guide” promotes a long list of “social justice” groups that also push transgenderism on kids. The report found that five teams promoted groups that push dangerous surgeries on trans kids, including the Detroit Tigers, the Boston Red Sox, the Milwaukee Brewers, Tampa Bay Rays, and the Cleveland Guardians. Four teams partner with organizations that provide counseling and referrals to youths for such medical procedures. That list includes the L.A. Dodgers, Pittsburgh Pirates, San Diego Padres, and the Oakland As. And another five teams promote groups that offer guides and promotion of the transgender lifestyle, including the Cincinnati Reds, Houston Astros, Arizona Diamondbacks, Philadelphia Phillies, and the Colorado Rockies. Finally, six teams support groups that have lobbyists for the trans cause and otherwise advocate for the transgender lifestyle. Those teams include the Chicago Cubs and White Sox, the L.A. Angels, Minnesota Twins, St. Louis Cardinals, and the Washington Nationals. “It’s a classic case of institutional capture by the Left,” the magazine concluded. It is up to the fans to speak out and urge the league to reverse course on this outrageous advocacy. Christ Church Events Coordinator Looking to move to Moscow? Christ Church is hiring a full-time events coordinator to plan and manage all events for our various ministries. Coordinators have to understand what it takes to make sure the logistics work out for our growing ministries, keep everything within the allocated budget and ensure that the event itself is carried out smoothly. For more information, Please contact Carson Sensing at csensing@christkirk.com if you are interested in applying Psalm of the Day: Fight Laugh Feast Theme Song: To the Word sea shanty To the Testimony and Law, To the Word, to Word we go; If they don’t speak this word, they have no light at all; Bend, break, burn, and blow. 0:00-1:07 Amen! This is Toby Sumpter with CrossPolitic News. Remember you can always find the links to our news stories and these psalms at crosspolitic dot com – just click on the daily news brief and follow the links. Or find them on our App: just search “Fight Laugh Feast” in your favorite app store and never miss a show. We are now doing a daily show, with daily backstage content for Fight Laugh Feast Club Member. Join today and get access as well as a $100 discount at the Fight Laugh Feast conference in Knoxville, TN Oct. 6-8, and have a great day.

The Crane: An Africa-China Podcast
The Crane: Episode #5 - Country Focus: China & DRC - Mining, Local Elites, & US Scramble for Strategic Minerals

The Crane: An Africa-China Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 2, 2022 43:16


In this episode, we discuss China's relationship with the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) with Congolese researcher and human rights activist Kambale Musavuli.  Kambale takes us through everything from the responsibility of local elites in delivering projects, to the US efforts to cut China off from vital strategic minerals (involving both Hilary Clinton and Antony Blinken), and dispelling myths about the ‘controversial' Chinese-owned Tenke Fungurume cobalt mine. For more, check out these resources: China cancels Democratic Republic of Congo loans as it joins belt and road, SCMP, January 2021, https://www.scmp.com/news/china/diplomacy/article/3116837/china-cancels-democratic-republic-congo-loans-it-joins-belt  Why China is making a big play for Congolese cobalt – and other critical minerals, SCMP, August 2021, https://www.scmp.com/news/china/diplomacy/article/3145065/why-china-making-big-play-congolese-cobalt-and-other-critical  A Closer Look at China in Africa, Codepink, Feburary 2022, https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hpAcAEl48PA&t=1737s The Crane: An Africa-China Podcast is a bi-monthly podcast giving you a fresh look at the news, events, and debates around China-Africa relations from the perspective of two young(ish) Africans. You can listen to all episodes of The Crane for free anywhere you get podcasts. Brought to you by the Dongsheng Collective. Follow us @DongshengNews on Twitter, Instagram, Telegram & TikTock. Or visit www.dongshengnews.org. The bumper music uses the song "Live It" by Ketsa, under a single track perpetual license that gives the licensee the perpetual right to use the track in commercial projects worldwide.    #TheCranePodcast #ChinaAfrica #Dongsheng  

Daily News Brief
Daily News Brief for Friday, September 2nd, 2022

Daily News Brief

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 2, 2022 21:23


Biden Administration colluding with social media, Gov. Abbot of Texas bussing illegal immigrants to Chicago, Oregon tells California to hold its beer on electric cars… … and more on today’s CrossPolitic Daily News Brief. My name is Toby Sumpter and today is Friday, September 2, 2022. Blue Ridge Reformed Church, a potential CREC church plant in the Roanoke Valley, will begin worship services on Sunday September 4th at 6:00 p.m. They are located at 6032 Cloverdale Rd, Roanoke, VA 24019. For more information folks can check out our website blueridgereformed.org https://www.theepochtimes.com/over-50-biden-administration-employees-12-us-agencies-involved-in-social-media-censorship-push-documents_4704349.html?utm_source=partner&utm_campaign=BonginoReport Over 50 Biden Administration Employees, 12 US Agencies Involved in Social Media Censorship Push: Documents Over 50 officials in President Joe Biden’s administration across a dozen agencies have been involved with efforts to pressure Big Techcompanies to crack down on alleged misinformation, according to documents released on Aug. 31. Senior officials in the U.S. government, including White House lawyer Dana Remus, deputy assistant to the president Rob Flaherty, and onetime White House senior COVID-19 adviser Andy Slavitt, have been in touch with one or more major social media companies to try to get the companies to tighten rules on allegedly false and misleading information on COVID-19, and take action against users who violate the rules, the documents show. In July 2021, for instance, after Biden said that Facebook was “killing people” by not combating misinformation effectively, an executive at Meta reached out to Surgeon General Vivek Murthy, a Biden appointee, to say that government and Meta teams met after the remarks “to better understand the scope of what the White House expects from us on misinformation going forward.” The same executive later wrote to Murthy saying, “I wanted to make sure you saw the steps we took just this past week to adjust policies on what we are removing with respect to misinformation, as well as steps taken to further address the ‘disinfo dozen,'” including removing pages linked to the group. The White House publicly pressured social media companies to take action against a group officials dubbed the “disinformation dozen,” which a nonprofit claimed were producing the bulk of “anti-vaccine misinformation” on the platforms. Also in July 2021, Murthy said Facebook had not done enough to combat misinformation. Rob Flaherty, director of digital strategy for the White House, told Slavitt and others in April 2021 that White House staff would be briefed by Twitter “on vaccine misinfo,” with the meeting including “ways the White House (and our COVID experts) can partner in product work,” according to one of the messages. In another exchange that year, a Department of Treasury official working on “mis, dis, and mal-information” told Meta workers that the deputy treasury secretary wanted to talk about “potential influence operations.” In a text in February 2021, meanwhile, U.S. Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA) Director Jen Easterly, wrote to another agency official that she was “trying to get us in a place where Fed can work with platforms to better understand the mis/dis trends so relevant agencies can try to prebunk/debunk as useful.” The documents were part of a preliminary production in a lawsuitlevied against the government by the attorneys general of Missouri and Louisiana, later joined by experts maligned by federal officials. “If there was ever any doubt the federal government was behind censorship of Americans who dared to dissent from official Covid messaging, that doubt has been erased,” Jenin Younes, a lawyer with the New Civil Liberties Alliance who is representing some of the plaintiffs in the case, said in a statement. “The shocking extent of the government’s involvement in silencing Americans, through coercing social-media companies, has now been revealed.” Club Membership Plug: Let’s stop and take a moment to talk about Fight Laugh Feast Club membership. By joining the Fight Laugh Feast Army, not only will you be aiding in our fight to take down secular & legacy media; but you’ll also get access to content placed in our Club Portal, such as past shows, all of our conference talks, and EXCLUSIVE content for club members that you won’t be able to find anywhere else. Lastly, you’ll also get discounts for our conferences… so if you’ve got $10 bucks a month to kick over our way, you can sign up now at flfnetwork.com https://www.theepochtimes.com/texas-gov-greg-abbott-begins-busing-illegal-immigrants-to-chicago_4703681.html?utm_source=partner&utm_campaign=BonginoReport Texas Gov. Greg Abbott Begins Busing Illegal Immigrants to Chicago Texas Gov. Greg Abbott on Wednesday said that illegal aliens apprehended along the U.S.-Mexico border are now being bused to Chicago in addition to New York City and Washington. Abbott said his strategy to bus illegal immigrants from Texas to the Democrat-led sanctuary cities makes a strategic point about the impact of President Joe Biden’s “open border policies” on American communities. “President Biden’s inaction at our southern border continues putting the lives of Texans—and Americans—at risk and is overwhelming our communities,” the Republican governor said in a statement. “To continue providing much-needed relief to our small, overrun border towns, Chicago will join fellow sanctuary cities Washington, D.C. and New York City as an additional drop-off location.” Acknowledging Chicago’s sanctuary city policies, Abbott said Mayor Lori Lightfoot “loves to tout” that her city welcomes illegal immigrants as a matter of “responsibility.” “I look forward to seeing this responsibility in action as these migrants receive resources from a sanctuary city with the capacity to serve them,” Abbott said. Chicago Calls Busing Program ‘Racist’ The Chicago mayor’s office confirmed that around 60 illegal aliens arrived at Union Square from Texas on Wednesday night and were being provided with essential services while they “navigate the next steps of their journey.” “As a city we are doing everything we can to ensure these immigrants and their families receive shelter, food, and most importantly protection,” the spokesperson said in a statement. “This is not new; Chicago welcomes hundreds of migrants every year to our city and provides much-needed assistance.” The spokesperson also accused Abbott of having no “shame or humanity” and described the busing program as “racist practices.” The mayors of Washington and New York City, Muriel Bowser and Eric Adams, have also criticized the busing program, calling it a political stunt. But Abbott has said the illegal immigrants voluntarily chose to go to their cities where there is more capacity to serve them. The Texas governor first directed the Texas Division of Emergency Management in April to charter buses to transport illegal immigrants who claimed asylum when apprehended along the U.S.-Mexico border to Washington. New York City was added as a second drop-off location in August. Since then, more than 8,900 illegal aliens have been bused out of Texas to those cities, providing “much-needed relief to Texas’ overwhelmed border communities,” according to Abbott’s office. Overwhelmed with the influx of illegal aliens arriving from Texas, Bowser has twice asked the Biden administration to deploy National Guard personnel to help her city cope. Both requests were denied. Lightfoot signed Chicago’s “Welcoming City Ordinance” measure in February 2021 to strengthen the city’s sanctuary policies, which prevented local police from cooperating with federal immigration authorities. “Chicago has been a welcoming city and a city of immigrants since its very founding, and proudly so,” Lightfoot said at the time. Abbott’s office noted that under this policy Chicago doesn’t deny city services to individuals based on their immigration status. “With its ‘Welcoming City Ordinance’ making it a sanctuary city, Chicago will not deny city services to individuals based on their immigration status. The city also does not require local police to cooperate with federal immigration authorities,” Abbott’s office said. Abbott promised to keep busing illegal aliens to so-called sanctuary cities until the Biden administration “does its job” to secure the border. Redballoon Not so long ago, the American dream was alive and well. Employees who worked hard were rewarded, and employers looked for people who could do the job, not for people who had the right political views. RedBalloon.work is a job site designed to get us back to what made American businesses successful: free speech, hard work, and having fun. If you are a free speech employer who wants to hire employees who focus on their work and not identity politics, then post a job on RedBalloon. If you are an employee who is being censored at work or is being forced to comply with the current zeitgeist, post your resume on RedBalloon and look for a new job. redballoon.work, the job site where free speech is still alive! www.redballoon.work https://www.theepochtimes.com/oregon-to-join-california-in-move-to-ban-gas-powered-vehicle-sales_4704534.html?utm_source=partner&utm_campaign=BonginoReport Oregon to Join California in Move to Ban Gas-Powered Vehicle Sales Oregon has joined a list of more than a dozen states vowing to follow California’s lead in banning the sale of new gas-powered vehicles by 2035. The move comes as California urges residents to not charge their electric vehicles during a heatwave to avoid straining the electrical grid. An Oregon Department of Environmental Quality advisory committee is now in the process of creating what it calls “Advanced Clean Cars II Rules,” which will guide the state toward that new goal. California announced on Aug. 24 that it would begin to phase out gas-powered vehicles beginning in 2026, when 35 percent of all passenger vehicles and light duty trucks sold in the state must be zero-emission vehicles (ZEVs). With an anticipated increase of nearly 8 percent annually, the state has vowed that 100 percent of all vehicles sold in California will be ZEVs by 2035. Oregon aims to follow suit. “The transportation sector accounts for more than 40 percent of Oregon’s greenhouse gas emissions,” the Oregon Department of Energy said in a statement. “Moving to cleaner, alternative fuel transportation options, like zero-emission vehicles, can reduce those harmful Green House Gases (GHGs) and help Oregon reach its climate goals.” Oregon had already been working toward a goal set by its legislature in 2019 to have 250,000 registered ZEVs in the state by 2025. As of April, there were approximately 50,000 ZEVs on Oregon roads, falling well short of the pace to meet that goal in the first three years. “We’re committed to getting more electric vehicles [EVs] on Oregon’s roads and 50,000 registered EVs is a major milestone,” said Amanda Pietz, administrator of the Oregon Department of Transportation’s Climate Office. “EVs make up about 8 percent of new cars, trucks, and SUVs sold in Oregon, and we’ll support that growing market through partnerships to build out EV charging stations along major roads and in Oregon’s communities.” The state will also “support” that market by banning gas-powered vehicles and using taxpayer-funded subsidies to prime the pump. Oregon offers as much as $7,500 in taxpayer-funded rebates on top of the federal tax credit of $7,500 toward the purchase of a ZEV. Utilities in the state are offering additional rebates of up to $1,500 for a vehicle purchase and up to $1,000 to install a residential home charger or workplace-commercial charging station. The Go Electric Oregon website encourages buyers to “stack” government incentives to obtain more than $16,500 to use for the purchase of a ZEV. According to Oregon Public Broadcasting, taxpayers have already subsidized the purchase of electric vehicles (at an average cost of $66,000) to the tune of $55 million. One 2018 estimate puts the average income of an electric vehicle driver at $150,000 compared to the U.S. average of $63,000. In May, the Oregon Department of Transportation committed to spending $100 million in federal and state funds over the next five years to expand Oregon’s EV charging infrastructure. The transition to ZEVs seems to overlook increasing concern over their environmental impact and national security implications. Making ZEV batteries requires the use of fossil fuels to process ore and extract minerals, including lithium, cobalt, nickel, copper, and graphite. They also require steel, aluminum, plastic, and other materials. The extraction and processing of these minerals are dominated by China and the Democratic Republic of Congo. According to Bloomberg, China controls 80 percent of the market for EV batteries. The push to convert to ZEVs will also create challenges to the electrical grid. In a 2018 analysis, energy economists at the University of Texas found that if California drivers were to go fully electric overnight, the state would need about 47 percent more electricity than it currently consumes. All the states that follow California’s emission standards will face similar challenges. But California’s electrical grid is already strained and Oregon’s faces uncertainty. With a heatwave looming, California’s grid operator issued an alert on Aug. 31, urging residents to avoid using large appliances and charging electric vehicles between 4 p.m. and 9 p.m. over the Labor Day weekend. “Lowering electricity use during that time will ease strain on the system, and prevent more drastic measures, including rotating power outages,” the alert reads. Oregon Gov. Kate Brown has supported removing or breaching the Lower Snake River Dams to protect fish populations. Carbon-free hydropower from dams makes up 45 percent of the electricity used in Oregon. https://www.breitbart.com/sports/2022/08/31/report-20-mlb-teams-promote-fund-groups-perform-child-sex-change-operations/ Report: 20 MLB Teams ‘Promote or Fund’ Groups that Perform Child Sex Change Operations The magazine reviewed the causes and organizations to which these teams are handing out millions of dollars in donations and found that many support sex-change surgery, hormone treatments, and other dangerous procedures for “transitioning” teens and pre-teens. National Review found that almost every team in the league “promote or fund groups that encourage or provide sex-change procedures and gender-transition hormone treatment for minors as young as 12. Other organizations promote ‘social transitions’ — i.e., nonmedical changes in ‘gender expression,’ including the adoption of new names, pronouns, and clothing — for children as young as three.” Much of the support these teams are lending is organized under the rubric of the widespread LGBTQ “Pride Nights” that the league pushes. Along with the yearly events in the stadiums, the teams also donate money to a number of advocacy groups — usually local groups, but often national groups, as well. The Detroit Tigers, for instance, support the Ruth Ellis Center and Corktown Health in Detroit, the magazine noted. At the checkout page for tickets to the Pride Night game, the Tigers website offered ‘a chance to support a local Pride organization of your choice,’ with a drop-down menu that included LGBT-focused clinics such as the Ruth Ellis Center and Corktown Health, both of which perform medical gender transitions on minors. On top of masculinizing and feminizing drugs, at least one — the Ruth Ellis Center — included irreversible ‘gender affirming surgery’ in its suite of ‘transition care for transgender youth’ options. Another charity promoted by the Tigers, the Trans Sistas of Color Project, was actively funding groups such as ‘Trans Minors Rights,’ which ‘advocates for empowering transgender youth to make their own decisions regarding puberty blockers’ — i.e., ‘without requiring the consent of a parent.’ (The group’s tagline: ‘Unblock blockers.’) The magazine noted that the Tigers are only one example and that the MLB “Pride Resource Guide” promotes a long list of “social justice” groups that also push transgenderism on kids. The report found that five teams promoted groups that push dangerous surgeries on trans kids, including the Detroit Tigers, the Boston Red Sox, the Milwaukee Brewers, Tampa Bay Rays, and the Cleveland Guardians. Four teams partner with organizations that provide counseling and referrals to youths for such medical procedures. That list includes the L.A. Dodgers, Pittsburgh Pirates, San Diego Padres, and the Oakland As. And another five teams promote groups that offer guides and promotion of the transgender lifestyle, including the Cincinnati Reds, Houston Astros, Arizona Diamondbacks, Philadelphia Phillies, and the Colorado Rockies. Finally, six teams support groups that have lobbyists for the trans cause and otherwise advocate for the transgender lifestyle. Those teams include the Chicago Cubs and White Sox, the L.A. Angels, Minnesota Twins, St. Louis Cardinals, and the Washington Nationals. “It’s a classic case of institutional capture by the Left,” the magazine concluded. It is up to the fans to speak out and urge the league to reverse course on this outrageous advocacy. Christ Church Events Coordinator Looking to move to Moscow? 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Daily News Brief by TRT World
September 1, 2022

Daily News Brief by TRT World

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 1, 2022 2:30


*) IMF in preliminary agreement with Sri Lanka for $2.9 bln loan Crisis-hit Sri Lanka has reached a preliminary agreement with the International Monetary Fund for a loan of about $2.9 billion. "The objectives of Sri Lanka's new Fund-supported programme are to restore macroeconomic stability and debt sustainability," an IMF statement said. Sri Lanka is facing its worst economic crisis in recent memory with acute shortages of essentials like fuel, medicines and food because of serious foreign currency shortages. *) Food crisis looms as vegetable prices spike in flood-hit Pakistan Vegetable and fruit prices have soared in markets across Pakistan as devastating rains ruined crops and disrupted supplies. In the eastern city of Lahore, close to the border with India and far from the worst floods in Sindh province, prices of some vegetables have tripled. The Pakistani government sets prices for some fresh produce, although traders often ignore the guidelines. *) G7 to discuss Russian oil price cap as Ukraine fight grinds on Finance ministers from the Group of Seven club of wealthy nations will discuss the United States' proposed price cap on Russian oil. The White House said putting a cap on Russian oil will result in not only a drop in the country's oil revenue, but also global energy prices. Despite Russia's oil exports hitting their lowest levels since last August, its export revenue in June increased 40 percent above last year's average. *) Cholera outbreak kills dozens in Democratic Republic of Congo An outbreak of cholera has reportedly killed 48 people in the central province of Sankuru in the Democratic Republic of Congo. According to a report published on a privately run local news website, health officials detected 401 cases of cholera between August 15 and 21. The highest number of cases and fatalities were reported in the Lusambo health zone, with 308 cases and 24 deaths. And finally… *) 'White Noise' starring Adam Driver opens 79th Venice Film Festival The Venice Film Festival has opened with a screening of the Netflix film "White Noise". An adaptation of a Don DeLillo novel, the film stars Adam Driver of "Girls" and "Star Wars" fame. Netflix will also premiere the highly anticipated "Blonde", a dark retelling of Marilyn Monroe's tragic life, in the second week of the 10-day festival.

New Books in Film
Anthony Downey, "Critique in Practice: Renzo Martens' Episode III (Enjoy Poverty)" (Sternberg Press, 2020)

New Books in Film

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 1, 2022 83:39


In 2008, the artist Renzo Martens released his controversial film Episode 3: Enjoy Poverty filmed in the Democratic Republic of Congo. The film portrayed the artist as a colonial explorer travelling around the Congo's plantations with the naiveté of the cartoon character Tintin. Martens encounters poverty, hunger, and abuse, all the while narrating the way in which these experiences enrich him as a western observer. In a manner now familiar in mainstream critical culture, the film was labelled as 'problematic'. Martens' work and method were critiqued widely by an array of commentators. Some have changed their mind in light of Martens' further work. Others - and I know this from speaking with an editor of a prominent art magazine - won't come anywhere near it even twelve years on "for fear of inadvertently promoting the Martens' practice". Critique in Practice: Renzo Martens' Episode III (Enjoy Poverty) (Sternberg Press, 2020), a volume edited by Anthony Downey brings together a range of responses to Enjoy Poverty, some dating from 2008, others more recent. It contains essays by the likes of Dan Fox, Ana Teixeira Pinto, Artur Zmijewski, TJ Demos, JJ Charlesworth, Ariella Aisha Azoulay, JA Koster, and Gregory Sholette. The book explores the limits of artistic practice as critique, challenging both Martens and the writers. Because it would be impossible to speak to them and because I already interviewed Anthony Downy not long ago, I invited Renzo Martens, the subject of the book and its critiques to join me. Watch Episode III: Enjoy Poverty Institute of Human Activities The Cercle d'Art des Travailleurs de Plantation Congolaise (CATPC) CATPC at Sculpture Center Article in The New Yorker The Balot NFT My interview with Anthony Downey Pierre d'Alancaisez is a contemporary art curator, cultural strategist, researcher. Sometime scientist, financial services professional. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices Support our show by becoming a premium member! https://newbooksnetwork.supportingcast.fm/film

New Books in African Studies
Anthony Downey, "Critique in Practice: Renzo Martens' Episode III (Enjoy Poverty)" (Sternberg Press, 2020)

New Books in African Studies

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 1, 2022 83:39


In 2008, the artist Renzo Martens released his controversial film Episode 3: Enjoy Poverty filmed in the Democratic Republic of Congo. The film portrayed the artist as a colonial explorer travelling around the Congo's plantations with the naiveté of the cartoon character Tintin. Martens encounters poverty, hunger, and abuse, all the while narrating the way in which these experiences enrich him as a western observer. In a manner now familiar in mainstream critical culture, the film was labelled as 'problematic'. Martens' work and method were critiqued widely by an array of commentators. Some have changed their mind in light of Martens' further work. Others - and I know this from speaking with an editor of a prominent art magazine - won't come anywhere near it even twelve years on "for fear of inadvertently promoting the Martens' practice". Critique in Practice: Renzo Martens' Episode III (Enjoy Poverty) (Sternberg Press, 2020), a volume edited by Anthony Downey brings together a range of responses to Enjoy Poverty, some dating from 2008, others more recent. It contains essays by the likes of Dan Fox, Ana Teixeira Pinto, Artur Zmijewski, TJ Demos, JJ Charlesworth, Ariella Aisha Azoulay, JA Koster, and Gregory Sholette. The book explores the limits of artistic practice as critique, challenging both Martens and the writers. Because it would be impossible to speak to them and because I already interviewed Anthony Downy not long ago, I invited Renzo Martens, the subject of the book and its critiques to join me. Watch Episode III: Enjoy Poverty Institute of Human Activities The Cercle d'Art des Travailleurs de Plantation Congolaise (CATPC) CATPC at Sculpture Center Article in The New Yorker The Balot NFT My interview with Anthony Downey Pierre d'Alancaisez is a contemporary art curator, cultural strategist, researcher. Sometime scientist, financial services professional. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices Support our show by becoming a premium member! https://newbooksnetwork.supportingcast.fm/african-studies

New Books Network
Anthony Downey, "Critique in Practice: Renzo Martens' Episode III (Enjoy Poverty)" (Sternberg Press, 2020)

New Books Network

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 1, 2022 83:39


In 2008, the artist Renzo Martens released his controversial film Episode 3: Enjoy Poverty filmed in the Democratic Republic of Congo. The film portrayed the artist as a colonial explorer travelling around the Congo's plantations with the naiveté of the cartoon character Tintin. Martens encounters poverty, hunger, and abuse, all the while narrating the way in which these experiences enrich him as a western observer. In a manner now familiar in mainstream critical culture, the film was labelled as 'problematic'. Martens' work and method were critiqued widely by an array of commentators. Some have changed their mind in light of Martens' further work. Others - and I know this from speaking with an editor of a prominent art magazine - won't come anywhere near it even twelve years on "for fear of inadvertently promoting the Martens' practice". Critique in Practice: Renzo Martens' Episode III (Enjoy Poverty) (Sternberg Press, 2020), a volume edited by Anthony Downey brings together a range of responses to Enjoy Poverty, some dating from 2008, others more recent. It contains essays by the likes of Dan Fox, Ana Teixeira Pinto, Artur Zmijewski, TJ Demos, JJ Charlesworth, Ariella Aisha Azoulay, JA Koster, and Gregory Sholette. The book explores the limits of artistic practice as critique, challenging both Martens and the writers. Because it would be impossible to speak to them and because I already interviewed Anthony Downy not long ago, I invited Renzo Martens, the subject of the book and its critiques to join me. Watch Episode III: Enjoy Poverty Institute of Human Activities The Cercle d'Art des Travailleurs de Plantation Congolaise (CATPC) CATPC at Sculpture Center Article in The New Yorker The Balot NFT My interview with Anthony Downey Pierre d'Alancaisez is a contemporary art curator, cultural strategist, researcher. Sometime scientist, financial services professional. 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

New Books in Politics
Anthony Downey, "Critique in Practice: Renzo Martens' Episode III (Enjoy Poverty)" (Sternberg Press, 2020)

New Books in Politics

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 1, 2022 83:39


In 2008, the artist Renzo Martens released his controversial film Episode 3: Enjoy Poverty filmed in the Democratic Republic of Congo. The film portrayed the artist as a colonial explorer travelling around the Congo's plantations with the naiveté of the cartoon character Tintin. Martens encounters poverty, hunger, and abuse, all the while narrating the way in which these experiences enrich him as a western observer. In a manner now familiar in mainstream critical culture, the film was labelled as 'problematic'. Martens' work and method were critiqued widely by an array of commentators. Some have changed their mind in light of Martens' further work. Others - and I know this from speaking with an editor of a prominent art magazine - won't come anywhere near it even twelve years on "for fear of inadvertently promoting the Martens' practice". Critique in Practice: Renzo Martens' Episode III (Enjoy Poverty) (Sternberg Press, 2020), a volume edited by Anthony Downey brings together a range of responses to Enjoy Poverty, some dating from 2008, others more recent. It contains essays by the likes of Dan Fox, Ana Teixeira Pinto, Artur Zmijewski, TJ Demos, JJ Charlesworth, Ariella Aisha Azoulay, JA Koster, and Gregory Sholette. The book explores the limits of artistic practice as critique, challenging both Martens and the writers. Because it would be impossible to speak to them and because I already interviewed Anthony Downy not long ago, I invited Renzo Martens, the subject of the book and its critiques to join me. Watch Episode III: Enjoy Poverty Institute of Human Activities The Cercle d'Art des Travailleurs de Plantation Congolaise (CATPC) CATPC at Sculpture Center Article in The New Yorker The Balot NFT My interview with Anthony Downey Pierre d'Alancaisez is a contemporary art curator, cultural strategist, researcher. Sometime scientist, financial services professional. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices Support our show by becoming a premium member! https://newbooksnetwork.supportingcast.fm/politics-and-polemics

New Books in Art
Anthony Downey, "Critique in Practice: Renzo Martens' Episode III (Enjoy Poverty)" (Sternberg Press, 2020)

New Books in Art

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 1, 2022 83:39


In 2008, the artist Renzo Martens released his controversial film Episode 3: Enjoy Poverty filmed in the Democratic Republic of Congo. The film portrayed the artist as a colonial explorer travelling around the Congo's plantations with the naiveté of the cartoon character Tintin. Martens encounters poverty, hunger, and abuse, all the while narrating the way in which these experiences enrich him as a western observer. In a manner now familiar in mainstream critical culture, the film was labelled as 'problematic'. Martens' work and method were critiqued widely by an array of commentators. Some have changed their mind in light of Martens' further work. Others - and I know this from speaking with an editor of a prominent art magazine - won't come anywhere near it even twelve years on "for fear of inadvertently promoting the Martens' practice". Critique in Practice: Renzo Martens' Episode III (Enjoy Poverty) (Sternberg Press, 2020), a volume edited by Anthony Downey brings together a range of responses to Enjoy Poverty, some dating from 2008, others more recent. It contains essays by the likes of Dan Fox, Ana Teixeira Pinto, Artur Zmijewski, TJ Demos, JJ Charlesworth, Ariella Aisha Azoulay, JA Koster, and Gregory Sholette. The book explores the limits of artistic practice as critique, challenging both Martens and the writers. Because it would be impossible to speak to them and because I already interviewed Anthony Downy not long ago, I invited Renzo Martens, the subject of the book and its critiques to join me. Watch Episode III: Enjoy Poverty Institute of Human Activities The Cercle d'Art des Travailleurs de Plantation Congolaise (CATPC) CATPC at Sculpture Center Article in The New Yorker The Balot NFT My interview with Anthony Downey Pierre d'Alancaisez is a contemporary art curator, cultural strategist, researcher. Sometime scientist, financial services professional. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices Support our show by becoming a premium member! https://newbooksnetwork.supportingcast.fm/art

The Inquiry
Are nations doing enough to combat monkeypox?

The Inquiry

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 1, 2022 24:21


Monkeypox is a virus that was first identified in the Democratic Republic of Congo and Nigeria in the 1970s. Since then it has appeared around the world. More concerning is that the virus appears to be evolving and there are some unusual symptoms. The world has known about monkeypox for decades. Why is it spreading again now? How serious is the current outbreak? This week on The Inquiry we ask, are nations doing enough to combat monkeypox? Contributors: Prof Dimie Ogoina, Infectious Disease Physician at the Niger Delta University Teaching Hospital, Nigeria, Professor of Medicine and Infectious Diseases at the Niger Delta University and Chief Medical Director of the NDUTH and the President of the Nigerian Infectious Diseases Society Jason Cianciotto, Vice President of Communications and Policy at Gay Men's Health crisis in New York Dr Boghuma Titanji, Assistant Professor of medicine at Emory University in Atlanta (Image: monkeypox lesions, Getty Images)