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The Memo by Howard Marks
The Rewind: Ditto

The Memo by Howard Marks

Play Episode Listen Later Feb 2, 2023 71:52


Howard is joined by Bruce Flatt, CEO of Brookfield, for a discussion of Ditto, which was originally published on January 7, 2013. They examine the distinction between price and value and consider how investors might gain a competitive advantage today. This episode was recorded in November 2022.The memo is read by LJ Ganser.

Finshots Daily
How an obscure Mauritian bank became the darling of Indian fintech

Finshots Daily

Play Episode Listen Later Jan 30, 2023 8:17


In today's episode for 30th January 2023, we talk about the rise and rise of State Bank of Mauritius. Also, a quick side note. If you're someone who has great communication skills and are enthusiastic to join our team, Ditto is looking to recruit new Insurance Advisors. You don't even have to know much about Insurance-- We will train you from scratch and you can enjoy working remotely with a great team. Click this link to apply - https://bit.ly/3vvogiD.

Tim Ben & Brooke: The GTF Podcast
Millennial Sayings that Drive Boomers Nuts TBB Extra Podcast 1-30-23

Tim Ben & Brooke: The GTF Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Jan 30, 2023 8:18


Boomers on Twitter have responded to the younger generation by sharing the things that Millennials LOVE saying and clearly they HAVE been around a lot of young adults Recorded Monday January 30th, 2023 with Tim Hattrick, Ben Campbell, Brooke Hoover and Barrel Boy

Finshots Daily
Amazon is a Logistics company

Finshots Daily

Play Episode Listen Later Jan 27, 2023 7:10


In today's episode for 27th January 2023, we look at how Amazon is building its massive logistics business. Also, a quick side note. If you're someone who has great communication skills and are enthusiastic to join our team, Ditto is looking to recruit new Insurance Advisors. You don't even have to know much about Insurance-- We will train you from scratch and you can enjoy working remotely with a great team. Click here to apply.

TBSラジオ「アフター6ジャンクション」
特集:アトロク・ミュージックコメンタリー1月号 NewJeans編(音楽ジャーナリスト、高橋芳朗)

TBSラジオ「アフター6ジャンクション」

Play Episode Listen Later Jan 26, 2023 41:20


「世界の見え方がちょっと変わるといいな!」な特集コーナー「ビヨンド・ザ・カルチャー」。TBSラジオ「ジェーンスー生活は踊る」「金曜ボイスログ」の選曲でもおなじみ、音楽ジャーナリスト、高橋芳朗さんによる、月イチ音楽企画。日々変動する洋楽の最新事情と、オススメの新譜を紹介してもらいます! 今回はKPOP新時代を告げる話題の5人組ガールズグループ、NewJeansを特集。全米チャートにランクインした新曲「Ditto」を中心に彼女たちの楽曲を解説。(20:03~20:43頃) ※楽曲は権利の関係でカットしています。 ※放送日から1週間後までradikoで聴くことができます。

Finshots Daily
The Blockbuster-Netflix story you didn't know

Finshots Daily

Play Episode Listen Later Jan 25, 2023 7:52


A couple of days ago, Reed Hastings, the co-founder and long-time CEO of Netflix stepped down from his role at the streaming giant. So in today's Finshots, we thought we'd look back at how Netflix almost lost to Blockbuster and then won! Also, a quick side note. If you're someone who has great communication skills and are enthusiastic to join our team, Ditto is looking to recruit new Insurance Advisors. You don't even have to know much about Insurance-- We will train you from scratch and you can enjoy working remotely with a great team. Click here to apply.

Finshots Daily
Is Yes Bank in trouble? Again??

Finshots Daily

Play Episode Listen Later Jan 24, 2023 8:35


In today's episode for 24th January 2023, we explain how an exotic financial instrument called a perpetual bond is coming back to haunt Yes Bank's dreams. Also, a quick side note. If you're someone who has great communication skills and are enthusiastic to join our team, Ditto is looking to recruit new Insurance Advisors. You don't even have to know much about Insurance-- We will train you from scratch and you can enjoy working remotely with a great team. Click here to apply.

Finshots Daily
Tax the rich?!

Finshots Daily

Play Episode Listen Later Jan 23, 2023 7:34


In today's episode for 23rd January 2023, we see why there's a lot of clamour to tax the rich. Also, a quick side note. If you're someone who has great communication skills and are enthusiastic to join our team, Ditto is looking to recruit new Insurance Advisors. You don't even have to know much about Insurance-- We will train you from scratch and you can enjoy working remotely with a great team. Click here to apply.

Finshots Daily
GoMechanic: When ‘Fake it Till You Make It' goes wrong

Finshots Daily

Play Episode Listen Later Jan 20, 2023 9:09


In today's episode for 20th January 2023, we see what went wrong with GoMechanic Also, a quick side note. If you're someone who has great communication skills and are enthusiastic to join our team, Ditto is looking to recruit new Insurance Advisors. You don't even have to know much about Insurance - We will train you from scratch and you can enjoy working remotely with a great team. Click here to apply.

Finshots Daily
Reliance bets big on the IPL. The Women's IPL

Finshots Daily

Play Episode Listen Later Jan 19, 2023 6:47


An explainer on why companies and advertisers may be betting big on women's IPL. Also, a quick side note. If you're someone who has great communication skills and are enthusiastic to join our team, Ditto is looking to recruit new Insurance Advisors. You don't even have to know much about Insurance-- We will train you from scratch and you can enjoy working remotely with a great team. Click here to apply.

Finshots Daily
Sachetisation of cigarettes?

Finshots Daily

Play Episode Listen Later Jan 18, 2023 7:39


In today's episode for 18th January 2023, we talk about the sinister plan of selling cigarettes in smaller packs. Also, a quick side note. If you're someone who has great communication skills and are enthusiastic to join our team, Ditto is looking to recruit new Insurance Advisors. You don't even have to know much about Insurance-- We will train you from scratch and you can enjoy working remotely with a great team. Click here to apply.

Finshots Daily
Superapps are Dead, Long live Superapps!

Finshots Daily

Play Episode Listen Later Jan 17, 2023 7:49


Last week, Bloomberg said that Tata Neu — the super app launched by the Tata Group in April of 2022 — will probably miss its sales targets for the year by 50%. So in today's episode for 17th January 2023, we thought we'd see if the era of super apps in India is over before it even began. Also, a quick side note. If you're someone who has great communication skills and are enthusiastic to join our team, Ditto is looking to recruit new Insurance Advisors. You don't even have to know much about Insurance-- We will train you from scratch and you can enjoy working remotely with a great team. Click here to apply.

Finshots Daily
How a 30-year-old fintech founder fooled JPMorgan Chase

Finshots Daily

Play Episode Listen Later Jan 16, 2023 8:43


In today's episode for 16th January 2023, we explain how a fintech startup allegedly defrauded one of America's largest banks. Also, a quick side note. If you're someone who has great communication skills and are enthusiastic to join our team, Ditto is looking to recruit new Insurance Advisors. You don't even have to know much about Insurance-- We will train you from scratch and you can enjoy working remotely with a great team. Click here to apply.

Finshots Daily
The untold story of Varun Beverages

Finshots Daily

Play Episode Listen Later Jan 14, 2023 7:50


In today's episode for 14th January 2023, we explain how Pepsi's bottling partner is blitzing the market. Also, a quick side note. If you're someone who has great communication skills and are enthusiastic to join our team, Ditto is looking to recruit new Insurance Advisors. You don't even have to know much about Insurance-- We will train you from scratch and you can enjoy working remotely with a great team. Click here to apply.

Finshots Daily
An explainer on Sovereign Green Bonds

Finshots Daily

Play Episode Listen Later Jan 13, 2023 6:56


In today's episode for 13 January 2023, we talk about a financial instrument that's being used to raise money for green causes. Also, a quick side note. If you're someone who has great communication skills and are enthusiastic to join our team, Ditto is looking to recruit new Insurance Advisors. You don't even have to know much about Insurance-- We will train you from scratch and you can enjoy working remotely with a great team. Click here to apply.

Untitled Case
ทฤษฎีสมคบคิดเบื้องหลังเพลงและเอ็มวี Ditto ของ NewJeans | Trace Talk EP99

Untitled Case

Play Episode Listen Later Jan 12, 2023 45:36


Trace Talk แรกของปี 2023 กับหนึ่งในเรื่องราวเบื้องหลังเอ็มวีที่ร้อนแรงที่สุดจากวงเกิร์ลกรุ๊ปที่มาแรงที่สุดของช่วงเวลานี้อย่าง Ditto จากวง NewJeans ที่มีทฤษฎีสมมติฐานมากมาย อัพเดตเรื่องนี้จากสองแขกรับเชิญอย่าง จุฬและเม้งจากรายการ Arttrovert ที่พูดอย่างเต็มปากว่าเป็น บันนี่ส์ ที่ติดตามวง NewJeans อย่างแรง ซึ่งจะมาเล่าถึงความลึกลับน่าสนใจของเอ็มวีตัวนี้ และเรื่องราวแวดล้อมที่ทำให้งานชิ้นนี้เป็นหนึ่งในชิ้นงานศิลปะที่น่าจับตาของปีนี้จริงๆ #SalmonPodcast #UntitledCase #UntitledCaseTraceTalk #ยชธัญ #UCTraceTalk #TraceTalk Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

More Than A Mile
Ditto Foods: Where a pair of hydroponic farmers persevered through 25 rejections before being able to start their own urban farm and invest in the place they call home

More Than A Mile

Play Episode Listen Later Jan 10, 2023 29:48


Nick Carter (Host - Market Wagon CEO) (00:00): Thanks for joining us. I think you're going to find this first episode of 2023 as fascinating as I did. It's about a pair of farmers named Derek and Brad, who grow about three acres worth of produce in just 320 square feet. They're using hydroponics to, as Derek put it, replicate Mother Nature at its finest. And for an old dirt farmer like me, it was really fun to talk with them about the science behind this technology. But in between all of the talk about soil science and chemistry and light spectrums, I hope you don't miss the story of endurance and entrepreneurship, perseverance, and above all, the meaningfulness of investing in the place you call home. Enjoy. Nick Carter (Host - Market Wagon CEO) (00:45): Welcome to More Than a Mile, a local food podcast from Market Wagon focused on connecting you to local food through farmer stories from across America. I'm Nick Carter, your host, a farmer and CEO and co-founder of Market Wagon. We are your online farmers market with a mission to enable food producers to thrive in their local and regional markets. Food is so much more than just nutrients and calories. It's actually the fabric that holds us together. Thanks for joining me for this episode of More Than a Mile, and thank you for buying local food. That's one critical step in making an investment in food for future generations. All right, well, I'm really excited. My guests today are Derek Drake and Brad Schiever of Ditto Foods. Really excited to have you guys. Thanks for joining. Derek Drake (Ditto Foods) (01:32): Thanks for having us. Brad Schiever (Ditto Foods) (01:33): Yes, thank you. Nick Carter (Host - Market Wagon CEO) (01:33): You know, some people farm just because they have to, some people get to choose to farm because they want to. And a few people farm because they want to change the world or their corner of the world. And I've been looking forward to this conversation because that describes, I think both you and I, Derek. But our farms look very different. . Derek Drake (Ditto Foods) (01:56): Oh yeah. Nick Carter (Host - Market Wagon CEO) (01:58): So how big's your farm? Derek Drake (Ditto Foods) (01:59): It is a 40 foot shipping container, so 320 square feet. Nick Carter (Host - Market Wagon CEO) (02:04): And where is it sitting right now? Derek Drake (Ditto Foods) (02:06): It's in our driveway in the back of our house Nick Carter (Host - Market Wagon CEO) (02:10): In the south suburb of Chicago. Derek Drake (Ditto Foods) (02:12): In the south suburbs of Chicago. Yes. On our property. So we take up a very small footprint. Nick Carter (Host - Market Wagon CEO) (02:17): How many cows can you get in that shipping container? I'm just kidding. Derek Drake (Ditto Foods) (02:20): Oh, probably about five. Nick Carter (Host - Market Wagon CEO) (02:25): Ok Derek Drake (Ditto Foods) (02:25): They won't be able to move around, but Nick Carter (Host - Market Wagon CEO) (02:27): Not a whole lot of grazing inside there, Derek Drake (Ditto Foods) (02:29): . Ok. No, Nick Carter (Host - Market Wagon CEO) (02:30): This is a fascinating journey. I want to start from the beginning. So 2020, Covid happens. You are senior staff at Kellogg, Northwestern University mm-hmm. . And that comes to an end with a furlough related to Covid. Tell me what happens from there. Derek Drake (Ditto Foods) (02:47): Well, I've always been one of those folks that goes to, all right, what's the next right move for me. In grad school, I've created a business plan for a food truck concept. And it was kind of marrying food truck meets tiny home. And after the furlough, I was like, okay, I want to see if I can do something with this. And started down this long rabbit hole of looking for developers, manufacturers of food trucks and tiny homes and seeing what we can do. And went to Brad and said, all right, I'd like to go down this route. And so I started the search and found this company out of Boston called Freight Farms that manufactures these shipping container farms, and went to Brad and said, I think I wanna be a farmer. I think this is the next right move. And he thought I was crazy. And we started the journey. Nick Carter (Host - Market Wagon CEO) (03:52): And today you're a farmer, Derek Drake (Ditto Foods) (03:54): And today I'm a farmer in a shipping container. Yes. Nick Carter (Host - Market Wagon CEO) (03:57): Take that Brad New Speaker (03:59): . Brad Schiever (Ditto Foods) (04:00): Right, Right? It was interesting. It was interesting to say the least for Derek to say, we're gonna grow three acres of farm and three acres of crops in 320 square feet. It took a lot of, a lot of convincing and a lot of research and understanding of what exactly that meant to be a farmer, especially without soil. Nick Carter (Host - Market Wagon CEO) (04:21): Well, I, I want to dive into that for sure. Because I'm a farmer with soil and a lot of it. And and this whole concept is fascinating to me. I think it'll be fascinating to our listeners too. But before we get there, I just wanna, there's a part of this story that I wanna make sure is told because Derek, you are an experienced leader and an executive with an MBA. But you couldn't get bankers to believe that this was a legit business, could you? Derek Drake (Ditto Foods) (04:52): No. Well, you have to, you know, there are a lot of intersectionality going on in that conversation because a.) Trying to first teach them and educate them on what the hell hydroponics was in the first place, and then talk to them about growing in the back of a truck, essentially. And then they were also dealing with the pandemic. So they had PPP loans, and so they weren't sure of what was happening. And then we were telling them, our customers are restaurants, and every restaurant was shut down, . So they were like, so who are you gonna actually sell this stuff to? So we had to shift and pivot our business model. And yeah, it was a challenge. It was a challenge. And then you have to throw on the fact that we couldn't actually go in there and talk to them. Nick Carter (Host - Market Wagon CEO) (05:40): So do you know how many banks said no? Like how many, how many no's did you have to take? Derek Drake (Ditto Foods) (05:47): Wow. And those are the ones that actually got back to us that we actually talked to. Cause there were, there were several that never even returned an email or a call. Nick Carter (Host - Market Wagon CEO) (05:57): But the 26th one decided to bet on you, huh? Derek Drake (Ditto Foods) (06:01): Yeah. Yeah. The one yes, that we got, actually, ironically enough came from our second No. After they gave us a no, he reached out to us about three or four months later and was like, you know, I, I really think you guys got something good here. I like what you're trying to do. I have a colleague of mine at another bank, they're a little bit more lenient to lending to startups. Do you mind if I send your information to him? I was like, send whatever you need. What does he need? I'll, I'll send it myself. . And that was the one yes that we got. Nick Carter (Host - Market Wagon CEO) (06:34): Did you ever give up hope? Derek Drake (Ditto Foods) (06:36): I did. Yeah, I did. But I knew what we were trying to accomplish. I knew that it was something good and I knew that if we had it, if we got it, it was gonna be something that was a.) Change our lives and our kids' lives, but also be impactful for the community that I wanted to impact, which is where I grew up in my hometown of Fort Heights. And so that was really what kind of kept us going. But absolutely, after you get No, no, no, no, no, no, no, no, no. It's really hard to stay going. Nick Carter (Host - Market Wagon CEO) (07:13): So, New Year's Eve, 2021, your farm arrives , which just sounds so funny for me to say. Your farm arrives. How long did it take before your farm was producing food? Brad Schiever (Ditto Foods) (07:27): So we had it delivered December 31st, 2021. And it sat unattended, essentially. Because of the length of this process, we really did not, you know, we anticipated putting the first farm in Ford Heights, and because of how long it took to get financing, multiple changes had taken place with Ford Heights, with the mayor and the board, et cetera. And so when we got approved for the loan and the loan came through in October, we then called Freight Farms and said, you know, we're ready to make payment on the farm. And they said, okay, we can have it to you in a month and a half . And so at this time we're, we're living in a townhouse in Bolingbrook, definitely not a place to drop a 40 foot shipping container. And so we were able to very quickly looking through Zillow one morning, found a house pop up. Brad Schiever (Ditto Foods) (08:25): We didn't plan on moving until summer of '22. And we found this house pop up that had been on the market over a year. And we'd been on Zillow multiple times, never came up until this came up. And Derek's like, look at this. Let's go check it out. So the next day we went and checked it out and as the realtor and I are in the house, we have no idea where Derek's at. And here's Derek in the backyard playing with the neighbor's chickens that decided to come running over. And so we looked at the agent and said, okay, you have a month to make this happen cause we have a farm to drop here. And so it was dropped on New Year's Eve and we were able to get into it finally mid-February. And the first seed was planted March 1st of '22. Nick Carter (Host - Market Wagon CEO) (09:14): When most people say they want a farm and they have to move to farm, they're moving to a place, you know, that is a farm. . You had to move to a place that you could deliver your farm to. Brad Schiever (Ditto Foods) (09:31): Exactly. We had to make sure we could have a farm delivered to where we were living. You know, the great part is where we found essentially is a farm, was a farm, at one time. And so we found, ideally what we had thought we were never gonna find as we thought about moving, which was an acre of land and a place that we could drop a shipping container. Nick Carter (Host - Market Wagon CEO) (09:55): Do you have a well or are you on city water? Brad Schiever (Ditto Foods) (09:57): We are on a well, but we have a water system that produces some of the best water out there at the moment. Our crops are well watered with fantastic, fantastic quality water. Nick Carter (Host - Market Wagon CEO) (10:11): So you said seed in the ground in March. First crops in April? Derek Drake (Ditto Foods) (10:14): Well, not, not quite in the ground. Nick Carter (Host - Market Wagon CEO) (10:17): Well, . See, you can't get it out of my lingo. I can't, I can't not say it. So tell me. Alright, let's do this. Tell me about this process because I start seeds in trays in soil and trays, indoors, ready to be transplanted or we'll direct sow into the soil in our farm. What does seeding look like for you? Derek Drake (Ditto Foods) (10:39): Same process. We have growing trays that we start our seeds in, but the growing media that we use is not soil. It's peat moss/coco coir mix. And we plant our seed, put the humidity domes on, and we germinate, you know, essentially just like, Nick Carter (Host - Market Wagon CEO) (10:58): That's exactly what I do. Yeah, ok. Derek Drake (Ditto Foods) (11:00): We germinate the same way, except instead of putting it, once it's ready to go, instead of putting it in the ground, we put it in a eight foot tower, Nick Carter (Host - Market Wagon CEO) (11:08): A tower. Tell me what else is different. So this, this medium, it's not soil, but it's a medium. It's somewhat absorbent, right? It allows the moisture to get to the seed and the roots. What's the plant eat? Derek Drake (Ditto Foods) (11:22): Nutrients. What we do is we replicate the nutrients that they would get from the soil. So the minerals and all the macro and micronutrients that they would get from the soil. And any fertilizer that you feed into the soil, we actually introduce that to the plants through the water, which is, you know, essentially what hydroponics is. It's using water as the conduit to bring the nutrients to the plants. Nick Carter (Host - Market Wagon CEO) (11:47): Okay. And tell me what kind of plants are growing in your farm right now? Lettuce, I assume. Anything else? Derek Drake (Ditto Foods) (11:54): Lettuce, leafy greens, herbs. We've grown root vegetables like carrots and radishes and different types of lettuce. We have about six or seven different types of lettuce, a couple of different types of butterhead, some frisee, lots of different herbs. This time of year we're doing sage, rosemary, basil. So we got a variety, nice variety of things that we grow. Nick Carter (Host - Market Wagon CEO) (12:21): Carrots and radishes too. Derek Drake (Ditto Foods) (12:23): Mm-Hmm. . Yeah. And the carrots that we grow, they're not your typical long carrot. They're bulb carrots, so they kind of look like a cylinder radish . So we tell our customers that they can use it just like a radish, like slicing it really thin and using it that way. But yeah, you can grow root vegetables. Nick Carter (Host - Market Wagon CEO) (12:45): That is really cool. Derek Drake (Ditto Foods) (12:46): Yeah. And we're currently right now also trialing cucumbers. Nick Carter (Host - Market Wagon CEO) (12:51): Wow. A vining cucumber. How so? I'm assuming like your lettuce is cut and come back. Some of the other things are single harvest, like your root vegetables mm-hmm. , but a cucumber. How long will that vine live? How will it be determinate? Or will you be harvesting off of it over a long period of time? What's that process look like? Derek Drake (Ditto Foods) (13:10): It's TBD . Cause this is our first time, so we don't really know. Typically in this sort of environment vining isn't an ideal crop. Nick Carter (Host - Market Wagon CEO) (13:26): It's not space efficient. Derek Drake (Ditto Foods) (13:27): Exactly. Nick Carter (Host - Market Wagon CEO) (13:28): Not very space efficient Derek Drake (Ditto Foods) (13:30): And in a vertical format as well. So there's a lot of rigging that we'll have to do once the vines themselves get too heavy to mm-hmm. to hold themselves up. We'll have to do some rigging and figure that process out. But like I said, it's new for us. We just recently transplanted some cucumber plants, so still working it out. Nick Carter (Host - Market Wagon CEO) (13:51): That is really impressive. And that's exactly what entrepreneurship is about. Right? It's like, ready, fire, aim, Hey, let's try cucumbers, , . If the vine gets too heavy, then we'll put a different wire in there, I guess. Yeah. Just figure it out. Yeah. Very cool. Tell me can you notice any difference in the flavor or taste or quality from what comes out of your shipping container versus what may come out of the soil? Brad Schiever (Ditto Foods) (14:15): Oh, yeah. Yeah. There is a, I don't want to necessarily use the term clean, but there's a freshness to the lettuce that comes out. The kale specifically has just a raw, crisp flavor to it. The texture is incredible. The lettuce has a great flavor and moisture to it. And the best part is that when you're doing full head, once they're harvested, especially for those that we sell, the root is still on. So those nutrients, it's not dead when it's at the store, even delivered to the customer's home, it's still living, put in a cup of water and it's gonna stay fresh and crisp for two weeks or more. Nick Carter (Host - Market Wagon CEO) (15:02): Oh, that's great. Yeah, because that's the biggest thing with store bought lettuce is you start the clock when you take that thing off the shelf. Exactly. Yeah. Sometimes the clock's already been running a little too long while it's on the shelf . Brad Schiever (Ditto Foods) (15:14): Well, and a lot of it is, especially some of the bag lettuce, has been cut and harvested and washed, and it's two weeks old by the time you pick it up in the store. So when you get it home and you open it up and you wonder why it lasts two days, well, because it's been dead for quite some time Nick Carter (Host - Market Wagon CEO) (15:29): On our farm, we had just started this year, a greenhouse, it's a high tunnel. We're doing some winter growing, spinach lettuces kale and broccoli as well. But we're still using the sun for our light source. You are in a dark shipping container. It is opaque by design. Tell me, is there any reason why you don't augment light with maybe like a clear cover on the, on the container ship? Is there a particular benefit you get by being able to control the exact spectrums of light that you're producing inside your farm? Brad Schiever (Ditto Foods) (16:05): Yeah, the plants need the red and blue light for photosynthesis. And with the sunlight it has all of the other colors it has to fight through to get exactly what it needs. And so the best part of container farming and hydroponic farming is we give the plants exactly what they need. And so we're giving them 18 hours of pure red and blue light for the strongest photosynthesis possible, which allows us to be able to produce a crop from seed to harvest in six weeks. Nick Carter (Host - Market Wagon CEO) (16:47): So you can accelerate the growth by concentrating on only the light spectrums that that plant's gonna need to produce the leaves that people are gonna eat. Brad Schiever (Ditto Foods) (16:57): Exactly. And the cool part about the farm that we have from Freight Farms is we have their most recent model. And so they have three different modes to it, essentially, which we're running in performance mode currently, which allows for that six week growth cycle. It's getting the exact light, nutrients and water that it needs, while still being sustainable, even though it is in performance mode. Nick Carter (Host - Market Wagon CEO) (17:20): What about the light spectrum needed for this, it's a fruiting plant flowering and fruiting is what cucumbers are. A lot of people don't think of cucumbers as fruit, but, the science geek here, it's a fruit. And that takes a different spectrum, doesn't it? Brad Schiever (Ditto Foods) (17:36): A little bit different temperature necessarily. So with the farm, we can go ahead and program in there what we're growing. And so it has built in automatically what's called recipes. So wow. Right now, because we're experimenting with root vegetables, the farm is still set to grow lettuce and leafy greens, which is a cool weather crop, essentially. Mm-Hmm. . And so the light, the water, the nutrients its delivering is based upon lettuce. And so that is one thing we're working with the cucumbers, is not just the vining, but it's also a little bit of a different environment. Mm-Hmm. . Yep. We're still having wild success with the strength of the vine itself, as well as the amount of flowers being produced out of it. Nick Carter (Host - Market Wagon CEO) (18:22): How will you handle pollination? Brad Schiever (Ditto Foods) (18:24): So there is actually the ability, it's pretty basic. It's taking just like a toothbrush and rubbing it against the flower. Nick Carter (Host - Market Wagon CEO) (18:32): Yeah. So you'll manually pollinate. Brad Schiever (Ditto Foods) (18:34): It will be manual pollination. But again, the flowers that we're seeing are incredible right now. Nick Carter (Host - Market Wagon CEO) (18:42): I assume you don't want to release a hive of bees inside of your container ship. Brad Schiever (Ditto Foods) (18:47): No, no. We're gonna try and control that part of it as well. Nick Carter (Host - Market Wagon CEO) (18:50): Controlled environment's gotta be the most beneficial there. I have a hive on our property. But definitely try to steer clear of it. I wouldn't wanna be inside a container ship with it. Brad Schiever (Ditto Foods) (19:02): . No, I don't think so. Nick Carter (Host - Market Wagon CEO) (19:03): This is really fascinating. Thank you so much for sharing and just educating us on hydroponics. Is there anything else I've not asked? What do you find the most surprising about growing this way versus backyard gardening even? Derek Drake (Ditto Foods) (19:20): I would say the efficiency and how fast the crop grows. When you're replicating nature, we're replicating nature at its best. So it is always a perfect sunny day. It is always the perfect air temperature. It is always the perfect amount of air flow. So we're replicating nature at its finest. And when you do that, you're literally given the plants exactly what they need, even from the red and blue lights. They don't have to fight through the full spectrum of light to get the lights that they need for photosynthesis. We're giving them those, that exact amount of light that they need for the full 18 hours a day. So if you're traditional farming, you're not getting 18 hours of perfect sunlight. That does just, doesn't happen on a year round basis. You're not giving them the perfect 73 degrees with a nice gentle breeze flowing over their leaves every day, all day for 365 days a year. You're not doing that. So when we talk about efficiency and the output, in my opinion, and because we are hydroponic farmers they just can't, can't compete. Brad Schiever (Ditto Foods) (20:34): No. When we look at what we are in control of, we're using less than five gallons of water a day. And essentially there is no runoff to the water that is given to the plants. Whatever the plants don't absorb is put back into the tank and recirculated once it's re nutrient again. And we have 320 square feet to grow up to three acres of land, which is over 8,800 plants at one time in there. And so the fact that we can control it and achieve a 99% germination rate from the very start, gives us full control of the quality and a consistent quality of products that we produce. Nick Carter (Host - Market Wagon CEO) (21:16): That sounds amazing for somebody over here who's, you know, dealing with 70 to 80% germination in the soil. My hands are dirty. This sounds almost too good to be true. I can't wait to come visit it and see it. My brother lives in Chicago, so on the next trip up, I'm gonna have to get off a little early near Ford Heights. So let's talk about Ford Heights. You put this in a location that, well, anywhere you're gonna put a container ship near the Chicago area is an atypical place for a farm. But Ford Heights what's the draw there? What's the connection? Why on the south side of Chicago? Derek Drake (Ditto Foods) (21:55): To me, that's home. You know, my mother still lives there, so when I go home, that's where I'm going. The house I was born and raised in, my grandmother passed away almost two years now, and she left me the house. So I own a house in that area. So for me, it's going home and it's also reinvesting in home. A lot of folks talk about the bad that comes out of these communities, but they're not doing anything to change the bad. I wanted to change the narrative of what's coming out of that community. I came out of that community and I know lots of folks that came out of that community that I grew up with that are doing really, really good things and that are very successful. And so that was the narrative shift, the narrative change that we wanted was. That's why originally we wanted the farm to be in Fort Heights, to actually talk about what was coming out of Ford Heights, what Fort Heights was producing. Derek Drake (Ditto Foods) (22:50): And it will, we will have a farm in Ford Heights. We're currently working with the school there to try to figure that out. But it was that changing that narrative of what's coming out of my hometown. You know, when I go home, that's where I go. And I don't want people to only know the bad, the poor, the this, the that, all of the preconceived notions of what they have about Ford Heights and communities like it. I wanted it to be, 'did you hear about that hydroponic farm that's in Ford Heights?' That's what I wanted the narrative. Nick Carter (Host - Market Wagon CEO) (23:21): That's really neat. And Ditto Foods is a for-profit company, right? You guys are in business, but you've partnered up with several nonprofits. I mean, you are giving back in all kinds of ways. Can you tell me a little bit more about that? Derek Drake (Ditto Foods) (23:35): Yeah. We are working with Cornerstone Community Center out in Ford Heights. They do a lot of great, they do a lot of training for the staff. They do different things to reeducate the folks out there in the community. They also have a food pantry that distributes food to the folks in the community. So we partner with them to provide produce to the community. We also have one of our lettuce blends called the Butta' Blend. Portions of the proceeds from that goes to support the food pantry and goes to allow us to provide produce to the families in the community at a discounted rate. We recently partnered with the school district in Ford Heights to grow out their hydroponic program. They have a garden group there with about 10 kids. And I went and spoke to them and talked to them about hydroponics, and they're all so excited. It's giving back. You can't talk about things that aren't changing unless you're trying to help make that change happen. And so that's what we're doing. We're being a part of that change and we're glad to be part of the change. And I'm excited to work with other school districts to bring this technology and this education to the kids in the community. Brad Schiever (Ditto Foods) (24:59): And when we developed the mission for Ditto Food, one of the main goals with creating access was not just handing over fresh produce to communities, but it was educating the communities. And it all starts at home. And it all starts at the forefront of educating individuals on how to grow your own produce. And that's our commitment with the schools as we begin to partner with garden clubs and other school districts, is teaching them the new way of food growth, which is how do you grow the most in a limited space that's clean and healthy? And so as we continue to partner with schools and educate them and work with the students on where does your food come from? It all goes back to the reason that we started Ditto Foods, which is providing access and education to multi-levels of generation of what does it mean to get your food and what does it mean to grow your own food. Nick Carter (Host - Market Wagon CEO) (25:59): That sounds awesome. I'm really excited for you guys, and I'm grateful fo how you've poured your life, your career into this mission for your corner of Chicago, right? But you're leading and setting an example and it won't be the last, tell me. What's the future for Ditto Foods? Where do you see this going? More containers, more locations, what? Derek Drake (Ditto Foods) (26:27): Our goal is three farms in five years. And so that is what we're working towards. But we also have a grocery store concept, a grocery store business that we created called Your Home Grocer that also takes that whole shipping container and building out a micro grocer using shipping containers. And a farm will be attached to that grocery store. And we're taking this business to communities like Ford Heights to again, bring the access to the community so that the community can produce for the community. So we have a big, big plan. We have big plans for the business as a whole. So there's the farm, there's the grocery store. We even have a laundromat concept that we have called Buddy Annie's Laundry. When I was a kid, my grandfather managed the local laundromat in Ford Heights. Derek Drake (Ditto Foods) (27:23): And we don't think about it, but that's a thing that most, a lot of those communities don't have. And so they have to get on a bus to travel to the next community or the next town over just to wash their clothes. And so again, when we talk about access, bringing access to the community. So those are the three things that we're looking to build out within the next five to 10 years is to continue to grow the farm business, building out our micro grocer, Your Home Grocer, and the laundromat, your Buddy Annie Laundry. Nick Carter (Host - Market Wagon CEO) (27:56): Wow. Well, you have a fascinating farm in and of itself, and what you're doing is really interesting and thanks for sharing a little bit of the science behind it, how it works. But you've got an even more compelling vision. I'm sure that a lot of our listeners are going to want to be able to follow your story. So if people wanted to connect with you online, follow what's going on and just support you how are they gonna find you? Brad Schiever (Ditto Foods) (28:18): So they can go to our website at dittofoods.com. Support, it can be done through Market Wagon and purchasing directly through them. We also have a seedling program on our website that allows customers to purchase a seedling that's been germinated, and they can start to grow their own produce at home as well. And then you'll see Derek all over TikTok and a new YouTube series of growing in your home with the seedlings as well. Nick Carter (Host - Market Wagon CEO) (28:50): Very, very cool. Derek Drake, Brad Schiever, thank you so much for sharing your story with us on More Than a Mile. Brad Schiever (Ditto Foods) (28:57): Thank you. Derek Drake (Ditto Foods) (28:57): Thank you so much. Nick Carter (Host - Market Wagon CEO) (29:05): Thank you for listening to this episode of More Than a Mile. Be sure to sign up for Market wagon at marketwagon.com or after downloading the Market Wagon app for iOS or Android. Follow us @MarketWagon on Instagram, Twitter, Pinterest, and Facebook for stories, recipes, special announcements, news, and just digital handshakes from our friendly farming community. If you enjoyed More Than a Mile, please rate the podcast and write a review on iTunes, castbox, podchaser, or wherever you listen to your favorite podcasts. Thank you for continuing to support local food.  

Finshots Daily
Digital is Dying! Brick-and-Mortar is Alive!!!

Finshots Daily

Play Episode Listen Later Jan 10, 2023 6:08


In today's episode for 10th January 2023, we see why so many digital first brands are switching back to physical stores. Also, a quick side note. If you're someone who has great communication skills and are enthusiastic to join our team, Ditto is looking to recruit new Insurance Advisors. You don't even have to know much about Insurance-- We will train you from scratch and you can enjoy working remotely with a great team. Click here to apply.

AG Craft Beer Cast
AG Craft Beer Cast 1-8-23 Stone Brewing Steve Gonzalez

AG Craft Beer Cast

Play Episode Listen Later Jan 9, 2023 45:00


My guest is Steve Gonzalez senior manager for brewing, innovation and small batch beers @stonebrewing News with info from Icarus and their Anniversary Party. Ditto for Lions Roar and Threes Brewing too. Czig Meister is making love to the stouts in Feb. An open source classic American Style Pilsner is released. @weyerbacher_brewing grand opening details. Plus huge event @paragontapandtable with NJCB and Brewery Strong this coming Thurs the 12th and more.  @njcraftbeer  @hoppedupnetwork @sjbeerscene @brewerystrong #metalforever #drinklocal #drinkcraftnotcrap #stouts #ipas #lagers #ales #sours #hops #pilsners #porters #gastropub #speakeasy  #growler #beer #jerseybeers #fcancer #smallbusinessowners #beerfestivals #beertours #music #savenjbeer #podcasts #crowlersSee omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

Finshots Daily
Dear Investor — Stay Still!

Finshots Daily

Play Episode Listen Later Jan 7, 2023 7:08


In every episode that we do on a Saturday, we talk about a stock or a sector. Since it's the start of the new year, we thought we'd do something different. Maybe help you understand a facet of your investment behaviour better. Also, a quick side note. If you're someone who has great communication skills and are enthusiastic to join our team, Ditto is looking to recruit new Insurance Advisors. You don't even have to know much about Insurance. We will train you from scratch and you can enjoy working remotely with a great team. Click here to apply.

Finshots Daily
The mystery of India's missing monuments

Finshots Daily

Play Episode Listen Later Jan 6, 2023 7:03


In today's episode for 6th January 2023, we discuss the potential economic impact of India's missing heritage sites. Also, a quick sidenote, we're currently hiring performance marketing managers & influencer marketers for our team at Ditto. If you're interested or know someone who'd love to join us, please click this link.

mystery ditto missing monuments
NYC K-Pop Queens
Episode 137: Phantom with WayV, Ateez, Yugyeom and NewJeans

NYC K-Pop Queens

Play Episode Listen Later Jan 6, 2023 69:00


This week the Queens review "Phantom," the long-awaited comeback from WayV. Listen as Emily and Charity break down the single, music video, choreography, styling, and more. Is WayV better without Lucas? Tune in to find out the Queens take. Next, the Queens review a new song from Ateez and discuss the groups layered storyline. Then Emily and Charity review "Ponytail," a new track from Yugyeom feat. Sik-K. The ladies ofNewJeans are back with "OMG." Is there a throughline in their content? The Queens discuss theories and more. Plus, K-pop news, poll results, Queendom shoutouts, a fun NCT quiz and more! Quiz - https://www.soompi.com/article/1315148wpp/quiz-which-nct-member-is-your-actual-ideal-typePlaylist - https://open.spotify.com/playlist/3TwiWyze6TeyqVBGQLET1R?si=7104552d0a6c4310Support the show

Secure Freedom Minute
Is the CCP's ”Elite Capture” a Factor in the Speaker's Race?

Secure Freedom Minute

Play Episode Listen Later Jan 5, 2023 1:00


Why has Kevin McCarthy not withdrawn from the House Speaker's race after six failed attempts to win the post? It may have less to do with his notorious lust for power than self-preservation.   Under present circumstances, a Republican House is basically reduced to conducting investigations. McCarthy's choice to perform oversight on China, Rep. Mike Gallagher, says he intends to examine U.S. underwriting of the Chinese Communist Party. The trouble is that Kevin McCarthy has long worked with Sequoia Capital, a firm that has invested heavily in and for China. The botched Benghazi investigation illustrates how a Speaker like McCarthy's mentor, Paul Ryan, can neuter an inquiry. Ditto the failure of McCarthy's own China Task Force to examine financial firms like BlackRock and Sequoia's enabling of our enemy. We need a Speaker who will root out the CCP's “elite capture,” not exemplify it. This is Frank Gaffney.

WRITERS IN TECH
UX Writing Beyond the Interface with Sarah Loigge @ Parkside Interactive

WRITERS IN TECH

Play Episode Listen Later Jan 3, 2023 31:18


Sarah Loigge shares how she found inspiration outside of work and overcame impostor syndrome with the help of Star Trek.Sarah has a background in software testing and product design. But she's always enjoyed writing, so she made the transition to UX writing.She recently took on the challenge to develop the personality of a chatbot. She realized that she had no idea where to start and was hit by impostor syndrome. Tune in to learn how she got over it and at same time came up with a brilliant method to create the language of the bot.We also talked about:Using Frontitude and Ditto in Figma to manage copy and translationsWhy UX writers should consume as much art as possibleHow language learning can help UX writersInclusive writing and working with gendered languagesLinksTry our free UX writing courseUX Writing Academy Flex courseFollow Sarah Loigge on LinkedInWatch Lera Boroditsky's Ted talk How language shapes the way we thinkCheck out the poetry of Sarah Kay and Savannah Brown

NYC K-Pop Queens
Episode 136: SKZ-REPLAY with Stray Kids, NewJeans, Vernon, and Kep1er

NYC K-Pop Queens

Play Episode Listen Later Dec 30, 2022 65:37


This week the Queens review Stray Kids' gift to fans, "SKZ-REPLAY." Listen as Emily and Charity share their thoughts on eight new solo songs and 17 previously shared tracks. Then, the Queens review "Ditto," a new single from NewJeans, and "Black Eye" from Seventeen's Vernon. Emily and Charity also review Kep1er for the first time!Plus, poll results, Queendom shoutouts, K-pop news, Song of the Week, a fun New Years' quiz, and more!Quiz - https://www.kpopmap.com/quiz-which-kpop-girl-group-will-be-your-squad-for-the-new-year/Playlist - https://open.spotify.com/playlist/7nDLVpNslZQT3XspyCArFu?si=a7ff99724cbf46fdSupport the show

Secure Freedom Minute
Can We Please Secure the Grid?

Secure Freedom Minute

Play Episode Listen Later Dec 27, 2022 1:00


Four electric substations were attacked on Christmas Day in Washington State and, while it is unlikely that what authorities have downplayed as “vandalism” and “burglaries” was inflicted by The Grinch, the actual perpetrators are unknown – and, presumably, still at large.  Ditto those who recently attacked parts of our electric “grid” elsewhere in the Pacific Northwest and the Carolinas. Fortunately, the resulting power interruptions have so far been of limited duration and impact. But much worse is in prospect if we persist in leaving our most critical of infrastructures vulnerable to not only physical sabotage, but cyberattacks and man-induced and naturally occurring electromagnetic pulses.  Our Secure the Grid Coalition has pressed for corrective action for years, but been stymied by resistant regulators and utilities. Hopefully, a forthcoming, powerful new documentary, “Grid Down, Power Up,” will help ensure we finally do secure the grid.   This is Frank Gaffney. 

The Snake Pit With Rattlesnake Roy
The Snake Pit Episode 216 w/ Sarah Ditto

The Snake Pit With Rattlesnake Roy

Play Episode Listen Later Dec 25, 2022 79:42


The Snake Pit Episode 216 with Sarah Ditto.Follow Sarah Ditto on Instragram : https://www.instagram.com/sarahdittotattoo/Follow Broken Chains Tatto on Instagram : https://www.instagram.com/broken.chains.tattoo/Visit Broken Chains Tatto : https://brokenchainstattoo.com/Support the Podcast on Patreon : https://www.patreon.com/snakepitstudios Subscribe to the Youtube https : //www.youtube.com/c/TheSnakePitWithRattlesnakeRoyBuy Snake Pit Merch: https://thesnakepitwithrattlesnakeroy.com/Follow The Snake Pit On Twitter : Twitter: https://twitter.com/thesnakepitpodFollow The Snake Pit On Instagram : https://www.instagram.com/thesnakepitwrattlesnakeroy/?hl=enFollow The Snake Pit on Facebook : https://www.facebook.com/thesnakepitwithrattlesnakeroy/Podcast InfoApple Podcast : https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/the-snake-pit-with-rattlesnake-roy/id1483522941Spotify : https://open.spotify.com/show/2XTxSdVRlW9i8u9pMSSB6p

EDMFORYOU
BEST OF 2013 MEGAMIX: DEEP HOUSE, HOUSE, BASSLINE (IHY #106)

EDMFORYOU

Play Episode Listen Later Dec 22, 2022 236:53


Best of 2013 Deep House, House, Bassline House. Best of EDM 2010-2012: Electro House, Progressive House, House, Big Room: Best of EDM 2008-2009: Electro House, Progressive House, House: Best of EDM 2004-2007: Electro House, Progressive House, House: 0:00:00 John Newman - Love Me Again (Alex Grand Cover Remix) [FREE] 0:04:46 Imany - You Will Never Know (Miguel Campbell & Matt Hughes Remix) [Hedonism Music] 0:07:26 Digitaria - Shine [Hot Creations] 0:12:11 Erkka - Excommunication [Anjunadeep] 0:17:44 Kele Okereke - Heartbreaker [Crosstown Rebels] 0:21:50 Eli & Fur - You're So High [NYX] 0:26:49 Long & Harris - Let The Fire Burn [Maquina Music] 0:30:56 Linden Jay feat. Ruby Wood - Break The Hold [Sony Music] 0:34:16 Storm Queen - Look Right Through (MK Vocal) [Ultra] 0:37:08 Disclosure feat. AlunaGeorge - White Noise [Island Records] 0:41:19 Ray Foxx feat. Rachel K Collier - Boom Boom (Heartbeat) (Crazibiza Poolside Remix) [Strictly Rhythm Records] 0:44:37 Sean Finn feat. Tinka - Summer Days (Ben Delay Remix) [Tiger Records] 0:48:38 SeSa feat. Erin - In My Life (Maze & Masters Deep Mix) [Do The Hip! Recordings] 0:53:48 MK feat. Alana - Always (Route 94 Remix) [Toolroom Records] 0:55:04 Breach feat. Andreya Triana - Everything You Never Had (We Had It All) [Atlantic] 1:00:58 D. Ramirez - Open Your Eyes (Original Club Mix) [Toolroom Records] 1:03:32 RetroPhobia feat. Sam Buttery - Basement (Hoxton Whores Remix) [Fetch Records] 1:08:56 Mark Knight - Your Love (Original Club Mix) [Toolroom Records] 1:13:50 Josh Butler - Got A Feeling (Bontan Remix - Pleasurekraft Edit) [Magik Muzik] 1:18:42 Dusky - Careless [Aus Music] 1:23:13 LKiD - That Girl [HK Records] 1:27:04 Mike Vale feat. Stella Mercury - Don't Give A Damn [Stealth Records] 1:30:27 Poupon feat. Nahrin David - Release (Original Club Mix) [Toolroom Longplayer] 1:35:45 Foamo feat. Lotti - Release Me [Rinse] 1:39:42 Croatia Squad & Calippo - The Conductor [Enormous Tunes] 1:45:08 Yves Eaux - Hariya (The Electro Animals Remix) [Connection Digital Recordings] 1:50:04 D. Ramirez & Cevin Fisher - Restless [Great Stuff] 1:55:15 Eptic - Danger (Habstrakt VIP) [Never Say Die Records] 1:59:36 Phunk Investigation - Scary Beats [Phunk Traxx] 2:04:50 Jodie Harsh feat. Littl Sstar - Frequency (Extended Dub Mix) [Room Service] 2:08:13 Foamo - Without You [Rinse] 2:11:46 Route 94 feat. Jess Glynne - My Love (Low Steppa Remix) [Rinse] 2:14:50 My Digital Enemy - Deep Down Inside [Zulu Records] 2:17:44 Republic - Friends [FREE] 2:20:52 Chores & Ditto feat. Milou - When The Night Comes [Say Wat Records] 2:24:39 Vincent Vega feat. Milaxa - Leave Behind (Luna Moor & Diaz Remix) [Suka Records] 2:28:40 AlunaGeorge - You Know You Like It (Tchami Remix) [FREE] 2:32:35 Anna Lunoe - Breathe [Ultra Records] 2:35:00 Will Saul pres. CLOSE feat. Joe Dukie - My Way (Dusky Remix) [!K7 Records] 2:39:27 George Fitzgerald - I Can Tell (By The Way You Move) [Domino Recording] 2:44:02 Oliver Heldens - Gecko (Orchestral Intro) [Musical Freedom Records] 2:48:11 Mark Stent - Waiting Again (Kyle Watson Mix) [Flexual Records] 2:52:30 Michael Paterson & Warner Powers feat. Shena - Revolution (Sanya Shelest & DJ Flight Remix) [Reflective Music] 2:56:52 GotSome feat. Janai - Don't Want You Back [Defected Records] 2:59:54 Armand Van Helden, Duane Harden - You Don't Know Me (Doorly Remix) [3beat Records] 3:03:58 Thomas Schumacher - Hush (Catz N Dogz Remix) [Pets Recordings] 3:08:02 My Nu Leng & Majora - Hips N Thighs (Kry Wolf Remix) [877 Records] 3:10:19 Doorly - Drongoism (Original Club Mix) [Toolroom] 3:14:20 Dusky - Dummy [Aus Music] 3:18:31 Moonbeam - The Raven (Rosie Romero & Ian Round Remix) [Black Hole Recordings] 3:21:22 Mario Ochoa - Lockdown [100% Pure] 3:25:39 Soul Avengerz - Let Yourself Go (Rober Gaez Remix) [Urbana Recordings] 3:29:12 Ant Brooks - Gatago [1605] 3:34:06 Mike Vale, Groovebox - Money Talks [1605] 3:37:57 Belocca - Tear The House Down [1605] 3:41:42 UMEK & Groovebox - Cause And Effect (Original Club Mix) [1605] 3:45:14 Prok & Fitch, Filthy Rich - Justified (Original Club Mix) [Toolroom Records] 3:49:32 Plus & Minus - Astrolab (Siwell Remix) [Sphera Records]

Finshots Daily
Economists hate Secret Santa!

Finshots Daily

Play Episode Listen Later Dec 22, 2022 5:17


In today's episode for 22nd December 2022, we dive into the economics of giving and receiving gifts. Also, a quick sidenote, we're currently hiring performance marketing managers & influencer marketers for our team at Ditto. If you're interested or know someone who'd love to join us, please click this link.

CLASH!: The Sibling Rivalry Podcast
Ash is a Ditto? - 153rd Encounter

CLASH!: The Sibling Rivalry Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Dec 19, 2022 146:56


This episode the siblings talk about the end of an Era with the end of Ash, Henry Cavill and his game, and live action adaptions. Later in the show we talk about the continue hype in the new episode of My Hero and much more! Send us questions, comments, and feedback to: siblingrivalryclash@gmail.com We want to read some of your questions and comments at the end of each episode! Follow and hit us up on Socials: Twitter - @SRClash_Pod Background Music: Naruto Trap Remix (Prod. by Blasian Beats)

Finshots Daily
Brand names, family names, and royalties!

Finshots Daily

Play Episode Listen Later Dec 17, 2022 8:59


In today's episode for 17th December 2022, we talk about promoters and their relationship with brand royalty. If you're a person who is great at communicating and are enthusiastic to join our team, Ditto is looking to recruit new Insurance advisors. You don't even have to know about Insurance, we would train you from scratch and you can enjoy working remotely with a great team. Click this link to apply to apply for the Insurance Advisory position and this link to apply for the WhatsApp advisory position.

Finshots Daily
Can Nuclear Fusion help fight climate change?

Finshots Daily

Play Episode Listen Later Dec 16, 2022 5:16


In today's episode for 16th December 2022, we talk about exciting developments in the field of nuclear physics and see if we could use fusion to battle climate change. We've launched a new endeavor to give simplified health and life insurance advice via Ditto Insurance. Book a free consultation call with our advisors or just drop us a text on WhatsApp for all your insurance queries. Check out Ditto: https://bit.ly/3ym6GjO Insta- https://www.instagram.com/joinditto/ Twitter- https://twitter.com/joinditto

The 12kyle Podcast
politic ditto vol 3

The 12kyle Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Dec 11, 2022 42:56


On this episode, 12Kyle pokes fun at the Senate runoff in Georgia between Hershel Walker and Rafeal Warnock Tap in! politic ditto vol 3... AUDIO https://linktr.ee/12kyle YOUTUBE https://youtu.be/K9W55sSqB9Y

Finshots Daily
A new weapon in the fight against plastic?

Finshots Daily

Play Episode Listen Later Dec 9, 2022 9:27


In today's episode for 9th December 2022, we discuss a new way of dealing with plastic ― the Deposit Refund Scheme (DRS). We've launched a new endeavor to give simplified health and life insurance advice via Ditto Insurance. Book a free consultation call with our advisors or just drop us a text on WhatsApp for all your insurance queries. Check out Ditto: https://bit.ly/3ym6GjO Insta- https://www.instagram.com/joinditto/ Twitter- https://twitter.com/joinditto

The Nonlinear Library
LW - Setting the Zero Point by Duncan Sabien

The Nonlinear Library

Play Episode Listen Later Dec 9, 2022 29:18


Welcome to The Nonlinear Library, where we use Text-to-Speech software to convert the best writing from the Rationalist and EA communities into audio. This is: Setting the Zero Point, published by Duncan Sabien on December 9, 2022 on LessWrong. Context: I have hopes of assembling a full "defense against the dark arts" sequence. This essay will not necessarily be the very first one in the sequence, but it's One Of The Basic Spells To Defend Against, and it's the one I happen to have done the most data gathering on so it's getting written up first. Preamble I: Defense Against the Dark Arts By "Dark Arts," what I mean is taking actions which cause someone else to get lost inside an inaccurate map—making their map unmatch the territory in a way that is advantageous for you or disadvantageous for them. i.e. doing things which cause them to think that reality is a certain way, when it is not—when, if they had all of the information and context and unpressured time to think and process, they would reach a very different conclusion from the one they've reached under the influence of the spell. As a very simple, silly example, the actions of the king in The Parable of the Dagger are dark-arts-y in the sense that I intend. (If you haven't read it: it's short and very good.) I'm not planning to make a fine distinction between spells cast maliciously (i.e. people who are deceiving with deliberate intent) and spells cast instinctively/reflexively (e.g. people who are bending the truth because of their own fears or biases). In practice, it's often quite difficult to distinguish between these two groups, especially in one-off or very occasional interactions, and intent is not particularly relevant to countering the local effects of a given attempt-to-confuse. (Working around malevolent intent is more of a strategic concern, and DADA is more about tactics.) As for "Defense," the first and foremost tool in one's toolkit is awareness. Recognition. Most dark arts get the bulk of their power from creeping in unnoticed—once you consciously realize that oh, this person is negging me (for instance), the spell loses most of its potency. If the full sequence gets written, there will be more to say about various active mental and interpersonal motions that one can make to fend off Dark attacks, but for the sake of this essay, the goal is to give you a concept like "square" which will help you recognize a bunch of different objects out in reality that have more or less of the square-nature. Preamble II: On The Healthy Use Of Labels I'm a big fan of reification—the idea that crystallizing a concept makes you better able to recognize that concept in multiple places, and port your observations between those places, and develop generally applicable models and plans. But there's a sad side effect of developing new conceptual handles, which is that, inevitably, some subset of people are going to act as if the concept is "real" and start fighting over "is it or isn't it?" in given instances. Getting an autism diagnosis as an adult is useful because it suddenly gives you a new way to interpret your experiences, and a new search term to dig up resources. It promotes to your attention a set of people to talk to and tools to try out; learning that you're autistic means "things which help lots of autistic people are unusually likely to be helpful for you," which is way better than doing a random walk through the vast unsorted library of generically potentially helpful things. Ditto, having a concept like "sealioning" can be super useful, because suddenly you can see the core mechanical nature of a Thing That Sometimes Happens, and recognize how it crops up in widely spaced contexts, and start to flesh out a set of reusable responses that you can port between those contexts rather than reinventing the wheel from scratch every time. What's bad is if you take your new conceptual handle "sealioning" and end up going "ah, okay, the thing to do here is to decide Which...

Secure Freedom Minute
The CCP Believes it CAN Fight and Win a Nuclear War

Secure Freedom Minute

Play Episode Listen Later Dec 9, 2022 1:00


Chinese leaders profess that “Nuclear war cannot be won and must never be fought.” A powerful Committee on the Present Danger: China webinar yesterday made clear, however, that the CCP actually believes it can fight and win a nuclear conflict – and is preparing to do so. This conclusion was reinforced by recent official reports to Congress about developments in China's nuclear arsenal. One that is likely an underestimate says the PRC is tripling its size. Another classified document reportedly assesses China now deploys more long-range land-based missile warheads than we do.   We have no counterparts to the CCP's vast tunnels for protecting and hiding its missiles, submarines and bombers and for moving and sheltering leadership and civilian populations. Ditto its hypersonic weapons designed for preemptive strikes. Clearly, we must urgently upgrade our nuclear deterrent – and augment it with effective missile defenses.   This is Frank Gaffney.

Dream Business Radio
In Systems We Trust – Marquis Murray

Dream Business Radio

Play Episode Listen Later Dec 8, 2022 27:34


On this week's Dream Business Radio Show, I interview Marquis Murray. Marquis is the CEO & Founder of Ditto, where he creates clarity within the work done inside of organizations. He and his team accomplish this by implementing standard operating procedures, systems and processes, and automation to make work easier. Download MP3 Connect with Marquis on their website: https://www.thinkditto.com/  

Finshots Daily
India's $100 billion remittance bonanza has a secret

Finshots Daily

Play Episode Listen Later Dec 8, 2022 7:01


In today's episode for 8th December 2022, we explain why one Indian state might not be celebrating the massive inflow of remittances. Also, a quick sidenote, we're currently hiring performance marketing managers & influencer marketers for our team at Ditto. If you're interested or know someone who'd love to join us for either position, please click the respective link.

Marriage After God
How To Affirm Your Wife And Why Daily Affirmations Are So Important

Marriage After God

Play Episode Listen Later Dec 8, 2022 43:55


This world is full fo discouragement, and we personally are really good at feeling shameful, weak, useless, and unworthy. Fill in the blank with all the negative things we think and say about ourselves daily. We all can use more words of encouragement and affirmation. So let this episode be an encouragement and reminder for you to practice finding things to affirm your spouse with on a daily basis.--This episode is sponsored by our newest book, Marriage After God. In this book, we have laid out for you a treasure map that leads your marriage to the greatest treasure of all, which is to know beyond a shadow of a doubt exactly why God has brought you and your spouse together.This book is meant to take you on a journey of discovering the unique, deep and powerful purpose God has for your marriage. The world and your flesh will tell you that the greatest end to be reached is happily ever after, but we believe that that is in fact not at all the end to which we are to pursue. Instead, God intends for you to pursue His end and for your marriage to be a powerful tool in His mighty hand to bring about glory for His Son and to grow His kingdom. If you are ready to say yes to this journey, then please head over to Shop.marriageaftergod.com or amazon.com and grab your copy today. --HERE IS THE LIST OF AFFIRMATIONS I TOLD MY WIFE IN THIS EPISODEYou are one of the most thoughtful and caring people I know. You are always considering how other people feel and what they might be going through. Your heart is always to comfort and include. Your heart is easily burdened for those of our friends who are burdened. These traits that God has given you are a powerful spiritual gift that our church, friends and anyone else that comes into our life get to be blessed by.You are an incredible mother who desires to be the best mother she can be. You teach our children diligently and with determination. You are creative with them and desire that they have many different outlets for growing in knowledge and skill and giftings. You are constantly growing in your patience and love for our children and you desire to be the best you can be for them.We are going to be married for 16 years on January 6th 2023. And I want you to know that I am thankful that i have had the privilege of having you as my bride, my friend and my lover for not only the last 16 years but also for the rest of our lives. And just like the bible says. You are a blessing and a gift to me and I am excited to continue to discover who you are each and every day of our lives together.You are my favorite person to spend alone time with. Going to a movie, dinner, fishing, hiking, bike ride. Whatever it is it will always be better when you are with me. You are my best friend.Just as i said when i asked you to be my wife, “whatever we do I want to do it with you and for God. I love building our life, business and family together.You are a godly woman who desires to grow and mature in your walk with Christ and your love for God is an inspiration not only to me but also to our children and to all our friends.Lest one! You may not believe me, but I think you are one of the bravest and strongest women i know. Following me to africa, starting businesses with me, doing our own marriage retreat, writing not just one book but 12. Having 5 children with me, and doing any of countless other things we have done in our life together. You are brave. And strong. And i admire you for that bravery and strength. Phil 4:8 Finally, brothers, whatever is true, whatever is honorable, whatever is just, whatever is pure, whatever is lovely, whatever is commendable, if there is any excellence, if there is anything worthy of praise, think about these things. Ephesians 4:29 “Let no corrupting talk come out of your mouths, but only such as is good for building up, as fits the occasion, that it may give grace to those who hear.” READ TRANSCRIPTJennifer (00:09):Hi, and welcome to the Marriage After God podcast. Aaron (00:12):We're your hosts Aaron, Jennifer Smith. We Jennifer (00:14):Have been married 15 years and have five sweet children who are growing up way too fast. Aaron (00:18):We love God and we love marriage Jennifer (00:20):And we love to be honest about it all. Aaron (00:22):Marriage is not always a walk in the park, but we do believe it has a powerful purpose. Jennifer (00:25):So our goal here is to open up the conversation to talk about our faith and our marriage, Aaron (00:30):Especially in light of the gospel. Jennifer (00:32):We certainly don't have all the answers, but if you stick around, we may just make you Aaron (00:35):Laugh. But our hope is to encourage you to chase boldly after God's purpose for your life together. Jennifer (00:39):This is after God. Hi, and welcome back to another episode of Marriage After God. We're back Warrior Host. I'm Jennifer. Aaron (00:54):I'm Aaron. Jennifer (00:54):And we're happy to be here. We took another little break, unexpected, spontaneous break. We Aaron (01:00):Did not do it on purpose. Jennifer (01:01): life happens and for getting back into podcasting this season, I felt like we did really great. We were really strong. And then we had the break cuz you left. And then we came back and then we had to take another break because we were working on edits of the book and which Aaron (01:19):Turned out really well. Jennifer (01:20):And then there was Thanksgiving and then we got hit with sickness like bad Aaron (01:25):For over a week. Jennifer (01:26):It was rough. Aaron (01:27):It was like we had Thanksgiving and then boom, we're sick. So we had to take the time out. We couldn't do anything. Yeah, it was, we were, oh man, it was horrible. But we are back and we're going to do, we have two more episodes Jennifer (01:38):In this season. This is number 11. And then we have one more. So Aaron (01:41):We're going Jennifer (01:42):To do this. That wraps up the season crazy. Aaron (01:44):And then we get to practice and be better at next season because we have time Jennifer (01:50):To plan. excited about it. But in today's episode, I actually don't know what we're going to talk about cuz for some reason Aaron wanted it to be a surprise secret or maybe, I don't know why Aaron (02:01):I'm surprised that you're letting me do this , because you don't like to be surprised. That's true. And you don't like to not know what's going on. But this episode you listening, you know what the episode's about because the title, Jennifer hasn't seen the title yet. Jennifer (02:17):He's kept everything Aaron (02:17):From me so she doesn't know what it's about. And so we'll get to that soon and I hope it's good help. See. So before we get into that, this episode is sponsored by our newest book. When I say newest book, this book came out in 2020. Jennifer (02:34):2019 I think. 19. Yeah. 2019. Aaron (02:37):Oh, I think you're right. Okay. It's still our news book. We have one coming out next year, which will be our newest, newest book. But this one, marriage After God. This is one of the pinnacle works that we've done. It doesn't just incorporate our life, but it incorporates so much of what God has shown us and taught us about the purpose in marriage and why he created it. In this book we've laid out for you a treasure map that leads you your marriage to the greatest treasure of all, which is to know beyond a shadow of a doubt exactly why God has brought you and your spouse together. This book is meant to take you on a journey of discovering the unique, deep and powerful powerful purpose God has for your marriage. The world in your flesh will tell you that the greatest end to be reached is happily ever after. But we believe that this is in fact not at all the end to which we are to pursue. Instead, God intends for you to pursue his end and for your marriage to be a powerful tool in his mighty hand to bring about glory for His son and to grow his kingdom. If you're ready to say yes to this journey, then please head over to shop dot marriage after god.com or amazon.com and grab your copy today. Jennifer (03:43):Well babe, that was a really great ad for our book. I feel like you could just read a snippet from the book and then wrap it. Wrap it up. Call it an episode. Aaron (03:52):I could. I was going to do that actually. I was actually going to read some of the book, but I didn't. You gotta go get the book yourself. Jennifer (03:58):I'm also just nervous about today's topic cuz I don't know what it is so well Aaron (04:02):Here. Before we Jennifer (04:03):Just giving you another idea, Aaron (04:04):Get you warmed up. Before we get into today's secret topic why don't we talk about a little bit, I know we kind of went into it just a second ago, but what's been going on the last couple weeks? We had a few big things. One was a sad wound. We lost one of our chickens. I mean, we have a lot of chickens and so it's kind of makes sense that there's so much nutrition, Jennifer (04:26):Very new at this. And so everything's a learning curve. Everything's a process of trying to understand what it means to be a chicken mama and Aaron (04:34):Papa . And we have 20 plus chickens. Yeah, I think we're down to 20 now. Yeah. But we, so we tried everything we could actually with this little girl. And I even took her to the vet just cause I wanted to learn. I was like, okay, what? What's going on? What can I look for? It was too late. But you did learn tis. I did. And I got some useful tidbits that now I can go actually check all of our other chickens and be like, oh, these ones are healthy. This one's not healthy. Yeah, I know it looks like now. So that was actually really valuable for me. But sad. Sad nonetheless. But we're learning and it's actually been fun having chickens. Our kids are going out there feeding 'em, taking care of Jennifer (05:09):'em. Lots of Aaron (05:09):Responsibility. We're sitting down as family guys, we have animals we're responsible for, we need to make sure they stay alive so they have to have water and food and lots of other things. So that's actually been really good for our family. Jennifer (05:22):On top of that, we had family out, which was really great for Thanksgiving. It was such a joy just to see them. That was nice. And then we got sick, which we already mentioned that was not nice. I mean, hammered sick. I was usually, Aaron (05:34):I you're in bed for a whole Jennifer (05:35):Week, four or five days. Usually I don't get sick. Usually I help everybody else while they're sick. Aaron (05:40):Well and all more usually we, if we do get sick, we'll get it lightly. Jennifer (05:45):Or a tag team where I get sick first and then you get sick. Aaron (05:48):But this one you got sick and then I was sick and then the kids were sick and we were all sick at the same time. I don't think we've ever experienced that before. It was miserable. That was hard. Just doing anything. But Jennifer (05:57):We survived it. But we survived it because we had help too. That's true. We had friends nonstop. Hey, can I pick anything up from the store? Hey, how are you guys feeling? How can we come for you? Can I drop dinner off several times? We got dinners that Aaron (06:11):Week. We have lots of dinners, lots of Jennifer (06:12):Leftovers. So thank you everybody who helped. We love you. Aaron (06:15):And we were just so blessed and I all that to be said, there's huge power in close Christian community. And this has been true from Pentecost till today, that this is how God intends it. He intends the people of God to be in unity and together and helping each other. Jennifer (06:35):Plus it just feels good to be used too. I've been on the other end where someone's sick and I get to bring their family a meal. And I love being utilized in that way. I feel like it's me. Aaron (06:45):So quick off the topic encouragement for you for listening. If you don't have close Christian friends, we just wanna encourage you to go get some . And we know that could be hard for some people, but pray, ask God, say God, bring us some Christian relationships, Christian friends that we can get close to. You have to be in community. What God has for us. I think it's his God. It is God's plan for his people that we're all in community together. So I mean, we're going to be in eternity forever each other. That's true. So might as well practice it now. . Okay. That's all we have. Jennifer (07:19):Come on, tell me what it is. Aaron (07:21):Intro. Intro. Intro. So I have my phone here because I have my own private notes. Jennifer (07:26):I know I was really confused, Aaron (07:27):But she was looking through these. She was like, so did you write anything down? I'm like, yes. Where I'm like, I'm not telling you. Right. And if you would've looked just one filter back, you probably would've found it. Ah. Did you find an action? No. Okay. Just checking. . All right. So I'm going to share with you some statements, Jennifer (07:48):Oh gosh. Aaron (07:49):Okay. Statements that I've written down. And I want you to let us know me and the listeners, your honest thoughts and feelings about it. Jennifer (07:59):Can I just say true or false? Aaron (08:02):You might wanna say that but I want you to be real and honest. And the reason I didn't want you to know Jennifer (08:08):Is because you're mean. I'm just kidding. Aaron (08:11):Yes. Conniving and no, I think this is hard for a lot of people and it's hard for me, but it's hard to like, okay, you're going to get it Jennifer (08:24):Extra hard on me. Aaron (08:25):Yeah, I don't know. Maybe. Okay. So first of all, what are you thinking about before I go into this? Jennifer (08:31):The first thing that popped in my head was ice cream. Cuz I think it would make me feel better right now. Aaron (08:36):This is not an episode about ice cream and I think we have some, so if you do good, let you have a cup. Ice cream. Yeah. Do you surprises like this? Jennifer (08:45):I like some surprises sometimes. Aaron (08:48):Not Jennifer (08:49):Always this one. No. Because we're podcasting and recording and I just wanna You feel unprepared. I feel like I'm going to trip over my words or say something not so well. Aaron (08:58):To be honest, most of it's probably going to be me, but I do want to hear to engage with you on these things. Okay? Okay. All right. Okay. You don't know what I'm going to say. We're going to start, I think you'll get this after the first or second one. Listening's. Like just do it. Jennifer (09:15):Seriously. Stop Aaron (09:16):Smelling. All right. Okay. Jennifer, Jennifer (09:20):What? Aaron (09:21):You are one of the most thoughtful Jennifer (09:23): Aaron (09:24):In caring people. I know you are always considering how other people feel and what they might be going through. Your heart is always to comfort and include, your heart is easily burdened for those of our friends who are burdened. These traits that God has given you are a powerful spiritual gift that our church friends and anyone else that comes into our life get to be blessed by. That's the first one. Jennifer (09:50):Did you copy and paste that from somewhere? You get Aaron (09:52):That from? I wrote all of these. Jennifer (09:55):That was really beautiful. Aaron (09:57):Oh, is that's your natural first gut response. Jennifer (10:01):Yeah. Was it made me Aaron (10:02):Feel good? Did it? What else do you think about that? Oh, let's go. True or false? Jennifer (10:09):. True. I think that I would also pick it apart to show, but that's a challenge for me. It's hard for me. That's not in my nature. Aaron (10:21):What part of it? Jennifer (10:23):You would have to read it back to me. Aaron (10:25):, most thoughtful, caring people I know considering how people feel and what they might be going through. Jennifer (10:32):So even sometimes I think too much about myself and what I'm going through that I do feel like I miss what others are going through. But then there's times that I actually overthink how people might be feeling to where I start answering for them. Or I overthink what I said to them and it just gets really messy from there. So . Aaron (10:55):Okay, but what about your heart is always to comfort and include? Jennifer (11:01):I think that's true. And I think it comes from a place of always wanting to be included. Aaron (11:06):Love how you wanna be loved type thing. Your heart is easily burdened for those that our friends, the burdens that our friends have. Jennifer (11:16):That's true. And I think it's going back to what you said earlier about being in community. We've lived this way pretty much our whole marriage, where wherever we're at, we immerse ourselves into that community and we build friendships. And we're so close with people that I feel like they're family and I feel like if they're going through a hard time, I don't want them to be suffering. I don't want them to be uncomfortable. And so I do feel that weight. Mm-hmm. True. Aaron (11:43):, the last piece of this anyone who comes into our life is blessed by this from you. Jennifer (11:54):I don't know. Aaron (11:55):What do you think others would say? Jennifer (11:59):Do Jen ? Of course. I don't know. Aaron (12:03):Do you think that they actually feel blessed by you? Jennifer (12:06):I think that I have a handful of friends that I would believe them saying that. Okay, that's hard. Thinking about myself in that way. I don't Aaron (12:18):Know. Okay. Onto number two. You ready? Okay. Jennifer (12:25):, Aaron (12:26):You These might be harder. Jennifer (12:28):I don't know. Aaron (12:30):Okay. You are an incredible mother who desires to be the best mother she can be. You teach our children diligently and with determination. You are creative with them and desire that they have many different outlets for growing in knowledge and skill and giftings. You are consistently, you're constantly growing in your patience and love for our children. And you desire to be the best you can before them. Jennifer (12:54):Who told you all that? So as you're reading it, Aaron (13:02):What was your first thought you had when I said, you are an incredible mother. Jennifer (13:07):No, no, no, no. And then I heard God say, yes you are. Yes you are. Yes you are . But it's weird, the tension I have to battle in my own mind and heart because no matter how good of a day we have, no matter how much I try and pour into my children or being a mom, a good mom, I wrestle with doubt and failure and insecurities and wondering if I'm doing it right or when I'm doing it wrong, how to fix it. Being a mother is pain painful in a way, an emotional way because you just never know. I do. I don't know. Well, Aaron (13:52):True or false, Jennifer (13:55):I'm not going to Sure. False that I think that my heart and my heart intention is to be a good mom. I don't think I'm perfect. I think I struggle a lot. Aaron (14:08):Yeah. I don't think I use the word perfect in any of these by way. Jennifer (14:10):Oh, Aaron (14:11):. Good, Jennifer (14:12):Fine, fair. Aaron (14:15):Okay. Constantly growing in your patience and love for our children. That's true. And your desire to be the best you can before them. Jennifer (14:24):That's true. Yeah. Aaron (14:26):Are you creative with them and desire that they have many different outlets for growing in knowledge? Jennifer (14:31):Yes, that's true. Aaron (14:33):Do you teach them diligently with determination? Jennifer (14:36):Yes. Aaron (14:37):Yeah. Okay. Everyone can't see, but she's got a little bit of tears in her eyes. I did when Jennifer (14:45):You first started reading for sure. Aaron (14:47):Number three. I have a few of these. Okay. I have seven actually. Jennifer (14:51):I feel like this isn't really fair cuz now I have nothing to offer you. And now it has nothing to do with me right now. I know. But Aaron (14:56):This is for you. Okay. Okay. We are going to be married for 16 years on January 6th. Jennifer (15:02):That's right around the Aaron (15:03):Corner. That's less than a month away. It's actually exactly a month away. right now know. And I want you to know that I'm thankful that I've had the privilege of having you as my bride, my friend, and my lover for not only the last 16 years, but also for the rest of our lives. And just like the Bible says, you are a blessing and a gift to me. And I'm excited to continue to discover who you are each and every day of our lives together. Jennifer (15:30):That's beautiful. I love it. Is Aaron (15:33):That your only Jennifer (15:34):Response? Do you wanna know my honest response? Aaron (15:36):Yes. Jennifer (15:38):I immediately thought, well I'm really glad we didn't give up. Aaron (15:42):True. Jennifer (15:43):There were several times in the beginning that we almost gave up. And to look back now after almost 16 years of marriage, it's like, wow, what an incredible journey. Aaron (15:54):I know it's weird to think that we've been married for 16 years. Jennifer (15:57):It's a long time. And you had mentioned the other day, we were talking about something and you said, yeah we've, we've had more good years than hard years because the first beginning we thought, man, this is overtaking everything. And this is, it just felt like a lifetime already in those first four years. Aaron (16:14):And now we've had two lifetimes since then. Jennifer (16:16):Yeah. Crazy. Aaron (16:17):Yeah. Jennifer (16:18):Everyone's like, what? Do your math. Aaron (16:20):Yeah, the math doesn't make sense, but we've how you feel. We've had more good years now than we had bad years leading up to big changes in our marriage. But I just think it's interesting. The reason I wanted your natural responses to these is because we'll get there actually. Okay. Number four, Jennifer (16:42):Keep her in the dark. Aaron (16:44):You are my favorite person to spend a long time with. Going to a movie, dinner, fishing, hiking, bike ride, whatever it is, it will always be better. When you are with me, you are my best friend. Jennifer (16:58):Ditto. Aaron (17:01):Is that your first response? That's Jennifer (17:03):My only response. Yeah. Dito is like, you are my best friend. And same. Well, Aaron (17:07):You never want me Jennifer (17:07):Gone. I never want you gone. Don't ever leave my side. That's true. But seriously, even when I'm out with a girlfriend or whatever, I always think like, oh Aaron would enjoy this. I want you to be there. Aaron (17:19):Yeah. We were out. We just had that men's retreat a month or so ago and the whole time just thinking this would be so much more fun with all the wives here. Jennifer (17:27):It would've been fun with Aaron (17:28):All of Elvis. It would've been. But you know how perfect this stars have to be aligned today. I know. We get all of our friends together without kids. I know. Jennifer (17:36):That's cool. We have a lot of kids. Between us all, Aaron (17:37):It's like there's 60 or so. It's Jennifer (17:40):Say impossible. Many. Aaron (17:41):I think we've done it once for an evening. Jennifer (17:43):We're going to do it again for an evening cuz we have a Christmas party Aaron (17:45):Coming up. Oh. So pray for us. Jennifer (17:47):Pray for, we're going to dress up  Aaron (17:49):Number five. I hope these are good. Jennifer (17:53):These are really good. Aaron (17:54):Okay, Jess. As I said when I asked you to be my wife, whatever we do, I wanna do it with you. And for God, I love building our life, business and family together. Jennifer (18:05):Yes. Yeah. Always . Aaron (18:08):Okay. See a couple of these aren't that hard. Anything you wanna add to that? Jennifer (18:14):Well, we've been talking a lot lately about what's next? What's in the coming year going to look like? What are we moving towards? What are we going to mm-hmm. Trying to accomplish? What do we wanna build next? What do we wanna build or be a part of? What our legacy or what direction are we going? What we always have these at the end of the year where we talk about what the following year, gold casting. Gold casting, which Aaron (18:34):We talked about Jennifer (18:34):Mary God, I think it's chapter 13, dreaming together. Which I love doing with you by the way. It's one of my favorite. Is it a pastime? I don't know. F favorite things to do with you. And so as you're saying that I thought you were going to lead up to and what I wanna do with you this next year, . Nope. But it's more like a dot, dot dot. It's just always Aaron (18:54):Because we haven't figured it out yet. But yeah, you can't write that good. Number six, you are a godly woman who desires to grow and mature in your walk with Christ and your love for God as an inspiration, not only to me but also to our children and to all our friends. Jennifer (19:12):All I heard in the back of my head is I can do better. I can do better. I can. Aaron (19:19):Makes sense. Why does it feel like you have to? Why not have to? But why is that your first response? Jennifer (19:30):I think I go through seasons where I fit seasons where I feel closer to God, chasing after him. Getting in the word constantly and having a very strong prayer life. And then there's other seasons where I'm, I feel farther. I haven't picked up the Bible in a couple of days. And things just feel a little bit more uncertain is not the word, but distant, so to speak. And then there's all the seasons in between that where you're fluctuating back and forth between those. So I think just right now in my current state of life, the things that we've been walking through and life just has felt kind of busy. And I think I've been more sporadic in spending time with the Lord and really chasing after him. Aaron (20:20):Do you believe that all the people in your life see that? Or do you think that they see something else? Jennifer (20:30):I think that, I don't know. It'd be a good question to ask and maybe get feedback on maybe. But I think that they probably just see me and my love for the Lord. Aaron (20:45):So Jennifer (20:46):Do you believe as a general? Yeah. Aaron (20:47):Do you believe though that your relationship and your walk is an inspiration to be able to know you? Jennifer (20:57):I don't know. I hope so, but I don't know. Aaron (21:00):Do you really not know? Jennifer (21:02):I don't know. Or do you just I don't like talking about me. Aaron (21:03):I know. I just wanna know. Do you really not know? You have no idea. Jennifer (21:08):I think that I'm an encouragement to others. I think. Aaron (21:12):Have people told you that they look to you and they they're inspired by you? Yeah. Yeah. So it's not that you don't know . Okay. Jennifer (21:22):I think it, yeah, Aaron (21:25):Say it. Jennifer (21:26):I don't know. I think it's digested , Aaron (21:30):Unwrap it. Peel Jennifer (21:31):Back the onion layers. I was just going to say, going back to how I feel in and out of seasons where I feel either really close to God or a little bit more distant. But when I'm more consistent in the word, it comes out in my responses towards others. Whether it's a girlfriend or a text. And so I get more, get more inspired by the Lord's word being drawn out of me in those ways more frequently when I'm more consistent. And I just feel like lately, maybe it's cuz we were sick, I don't know. But lately it's just felt like off. Yeah. Aaron (22:08):But do you think that offness changes everyone's perspective? Jennifer (22:13):Maybe not. Maybe just mine. Okay. Speaker 3 (22:16):Okay. Aaron (22:17):All right. You ready for the last one? Jennifer (22:19):Maybe? Aaron (22:22):What do you think so far, Jennifer (22:24):The parenting one was probably the hardest, more, most emotional one. Aaron (22:28):And how do you feel overall? Do you feel? Jennifer (22:32):I feel really encouraged. And I don't know why you picked on me for this. Aaron (22:36):Well, you're my closest neighbor, so yeah, I just, yeah, this is the last one. You ready? Yep. Okay. You may not believe me, but I think you're one of the bravest and strongest women I know. Following me to Africa, starting businesses with me doing our own marriage retreat. Remember that? That was crazy. Writing. Not just one but 12 books. Having five children with me and doing any of the countless other things we have done in our life together. You are brave and strong and I admire you for that bravery and strength. Jennifer (23:23):Why are you crying? Aaron (23:24):I'm not. What are you talking about? Jennifer (23:27):I don't know if Aaron (23:28):He's, I'm still getting over my cold. Jennifer (23:30):Yeah. I don't know if you've ever told me I was brave before. Aaron (23:38):Well that's a shame. Oh, sorry. Jennifer (23:42):You've encouraged me a lot in that direction. I'm just saying using the word brave. I don't know. I don't think I've ever seen myself as someone that's brave. Maybe I am. Aaron (23:54):Do you feel like you might be brave more now than you did a moment ago? Jennifer (24:04):It makes me wanna be brave. Aaron (24:06):Well, like you said, you've never heard that. You wouldn't think of yourself that way. But now that it's been said, does it it give a leg to that thought? Jennifer (24:20):Yeah. Yeah. And you giving examples of the things that I've walked with you in, it's almost like in the moment they're easy yeses. Cause I trust you and I am like all Aaron (24:37):Four. They were not easy yeses. Jennifer (24:38):Yeses. They weren't easy yeses and they weren't easy to walk through. But I'm just saying, it's interesting looking at them in hindsight and saying, I was brave. But because in the midst of it I wasn't thinking, oh, I'm so brave, I'm going to do this thing. I was actually terrified and I was nervous and I, but I was with you. And so there was a comfortability in an element of believing that we could, Aaron (25:08):What's that song? You make me brave that. How does Jennifer (25:13):Yes. I just feel encouraged. And I think if we were able to do all of that, what could we do next? Aaron (25:21):What could we, I mean crazy. Almost anything. I think , what else? Jennifer (25:31):I don't know. My heart just feels light. I didn't expect that. Any of it. Aaron (25:38):Well you are pretty brave for having five kids. Jennifer (25:42):I do feel brave for that. Or crazy Both. I'm really, really happy that we had kids early in our marriage. I wasn't like eager to even think about kids. And I didn't know how to wrap my brain around it. Even when we found out we were pregnant with the first one. So to now look back and say, man, we have five kids. And that they're all growing up. They're getting old Aaron (26:07):People with ideas. Jennifer (26:09):It's wild stuff. It's so crazy. Aaron (26:12):It is. They can Jennifer (26:15):Do things, talk back. Speaker 3 (26:16):Yeah, Jennifer (26:17):That's true. Aaron (26:22):So I wanted to affirm you first and foremost cuz you deserve it. You're my wife and I love you. And (26:33):Telling you these things are not fake. They're not to embellish. They're purely to say what's fact and truth, which is what an affirmation should be. True, good things like that. Verse, whatever is good. Whatever is noble. Noble. And so I also wanted to do it for the listeners to hear what it sounds like to affirm your spouse. And also I wanted them to hear your responses to the affirmations because I think they're natural for us. It's hard for us to receive things like this because we have all sorts of thoughts for about ourselves. And rarely are those thoughts affirming. That's why there's this huge self-love movement of self-care and take care of yourself and speak good things to yourself and all these things. Because we don't naturally do that because we see ourselves, we think the clearest like, oh, look at that other thing I messed up on. I'll look at that. How I just did that. Oh, I yelled at the crazy critical I did. Oh, I was angry over here. Oh, I dropped the ball on this plan. I Jennifer (27:52):Feel like we never forget, either we're friends or spouse, they could easily forget that you said that thing or did something that you shouldn't have, but we never forget. And so we carry that around with us. Aaron (28:07):And so what do you think happens when we go out throughout our lives and the affirmations are far and fewer between? Yeah, we say we love each other, we enjoy company. We are nice to each other. All the things that you should be, but you don't intentionally go out of your way. I don't intentionally go out of my way to say and call out the good things in you. What do you end up hearing the most in your life? Jennifer (28:43):My own voice, Aaron (28:46):Which again, are rarely the good things. I have my own voices. I have my own sins that I know full well and the things that come up in my head and the things I say about myself and believe about myself. And then on top of that, we have an enemy who proclaims lies to us and points out things to us. And then we have not just that, but we also have all of the other things that we see in life that we can quickly, instantly compare ourselves to. None of those things affirm us. And so not that it needs to be what I just did. And I just went through seven things with you. We could be that. But if what would happen if everyone listening, every spouse just tried to make it a point to affirm their spouse every day in something. Say, man, you're such a good mom man. I love how you take care of the kids. Oh I love seeing you play and rolling around on the floor with the kids like it. What would happen if we began to speak better words out loud intentionally in front of our kids, in front of our spouse more regularly? What do you think would happen? Jennifer (30:05):I think it would positively reinforce the things that we do and will make us wanna keep doing those Aaron (30:14):Things well. And the true things that actually are there that we may be thinking lies about. Think about, I said you were brave and you're like, I don't think you've ever said that before. And then you said, I wouldn't see myself as brave. But now that you said it, now that you said all the things that I was brave in, I could see it just that one thing, that one phrase can give life to a part of you that you never had life before. And how powerful it is to speak these good words. Affirming words, encouraging words. (30:49):And what's interesting is it hard for us to hear our flesh is against it because we have a hard time believing them because of what we hear most of the time. We hear all the other things, I'm not brave, I'm not strong, I'm not a good mom, I'm not a good dad. So that's where our baseline is. So when we hear the affirm affirmation, which contradicts what we believe in our heads that we've heard and operated in, it stops us. And we're like, wait, what? And so what could happen if we just keep doing it and keep pushing through that? And will the voices in our heads change? Will the words that we hear in our heads change? I could do this. I messed up. I'm going to come back and I'm going to do it better. I'm going to change how I respond. I'm going to actually go and cuz I can do this. That's not who I am. Jennifer (31:47):I know we're recording this episode for our listeners, but I just feel really encouraged and inspired myself to wanna try this. And I'm thinking about our relationship, which I wanna share about in a second, but also just how important and vital this is to bring it to our children. And it makes me think, we just did something kind of similar with Wyatt for his birthday where we all went around and said one thing we love about Wyatt, and I love that kind of exercise or experience. And I think it really does pump them up in an encouraging way. But I'm thinking even just what you did with seven affirmations, but for each child, just making sure that they know without a shadow of a doubt, my love for them and what I think of them and what I perceive to be true in their life and their abilities. (32:42):I just think that's really powerful. And then on the note about our relationship, again, I know we're recording this so that those listening are encouraged, but I just wanna apologize to you for not being one who chooses to affirm as often as I choose to critique or call out things that I justify in my heart as well. This thing needs to be said. He needs to know he will be better. He will grow. If I tell him this thing he's messing up on or doing wrong and I'm very quick to point out the negative instead of saying the positive. And I'm sorry for that. Aaron (33:30):I Jennifer (33:30):Forgive you. And I wanna work on being an affirming wife. I do struggle with Aaron (33:34):That. And that's a good opposite to point out is the opposite of affirmations as critique is just constantly pointing out how we fail or how we didn't line up just right or how we didn't live up to an expectation. And that does the very opposite. That reinforces the negative thoughts, the mm-hmm. damaging thoughts. The lies. Which leads me to my final thought on this world is full of discouragement and we were just talking about we know full well, how shall I say crappy? We are right? Yeah. We know it really well. Mm-hmm. Better than most. We know we're really good at feeling shameful. We're really good at feeling weak. We're really good at believing we're useless or unworthy. These are we. This is not the hard stuff. This is the easy stuff. You fill in the blank of negative things that we think and say about ourselves daily or that other people say to us. Or like you said, that we say to each other when we are critical, overly critical when we're negative. (34:49):And so we have a lot of it like an abundance of accusations against us. It's literally what the devil does. He's the accuser. He accuses us of our failings and weaknesses. And that's that in reality, that is who we are with a sin nature that we have. But Christ has done something different. Christ has given us something more. Christ has made us one with himself. I was reading that devotional from Spurgeon this morning to the kids and it says that the body and the members are of the same substance as the head. And he brought up Nene's dream of the statue where there's the head of gold and then the silver and the bronze and the clay and the iron and all these different parts. And he is, none of those were the same. They were all mixed. The head was the best part and everything else below it was worse. And Spurgeon was saying, but not so with Christ. We are the same as the head. So if the head be righteous, we are righteous. If the had be pure, we are pure. If they had be gold, we are gold. And so that's the difference is there's, there's plenty of the hurtful, hateful, negative lies and destructive words in the world that we say to ourselves, that we hear from others, that we hear from every media outlet everywhere all the time nonstop. And the enemy himself, we can use a little bit more encouragement. Amen. Jennifer (36:22):Yep. Feels really good too. Aaron (36:24):It feels way better than critique. I can tell you that much. Yeah. And so I just, there's a couple of verses. Do you wanna add anything to that by the way? Yeah, it was really good. Okay. Philippians four, eight. It's very well known finally, brothers, whatever is true, whatever is honorable, whatever is just whatever is pure, whatever is lovely, whatever is commendable, if there's any excellence, if there's anything worthy of praise, think about these things. It's easy to see all the other things. It actually takes spiritual work to see these things. To look at someone and be like, well, where's their praiseworthy things in this person's life even though they've done this, this and this and this. How can I praise this person? How, what's honorable about this person even though they have failed here and have been honorable in this area. (37:15):Ephesians 4 29, let no crypting talk come out of your mouth, but only such as is good for building up as fits the occasion that it may give grace to those who hear, did you feel like you were giving grace tonight? Because that's what words of affirmation do they build up. The Bible tells us that the power of life and death is in the tongue. It just is. We can bring life with our words or we can bring death with our words. And I wanted to bring you life tonight. I appreciate it. And I want everyone listening to practice this week and moving forward that they would see where areas in their spouse's life that they could just speak life like, man, I love how you said that to our son. That was so beautiful. I love how you just calling out the things that we love in someone. (38:12):Jor. Jordan Peterson says something recently that I was really encouraged by and it said, don't punish an action you want repeated. And it makes so much sense. How often do we punish someone's doing something, they're like, oh, you're bothering me. Stop doing that. When you're being playful with me and I get annoyed and I shouldn't, like I want you to be playful with me. Why would I punish you being playful with me? I shouldn't do that. So let's reward. Let's reward and make known and make visible and highlight and do everything we can to elevate the things that are worthy to elevate. And what will happen, I believe will, it'll actually minimize the things that we don't want elevated. Like we will. We'll see them less and they'll probably actually happened less. So that was the super secret episode. It was to affirm you and it was, Jennifer (39:02):I'll never do one of those again. Yes Aaron (39:04):You will. I hope you do one with me. Jennifer (39:07):That would be Aaron (39:08):Cool. Not the exact same one of course next season, but you could just trick me or Jennifer (39:13):Surprise me or something. Aaron (39:13):All right. Jennifer (39:15):But you like that kind of stuff? Aaron (39:16):Yeah, I do like the impromptu, who knows what's going on. But I Jennifer (39:21):Do, go ahead. No. Oh when you were talking, I wanted to share an experience I had recently. You were talking when you were talking about the lies that we say to ourselves and the things that we hear the critiques and the criticalness that we wrestle with in our internal dialogue. And I just wanted to share, a friend of mine was having a hard day and reached out and said, would you pray for me? And then left this note of the things that she was struggling with, including lies that she was believing about just how difficult parenting is and whether or not she was failing and other areas marriage was on their friendships having a life that's too busy and wanting to slow down and just Aaron (40:12):All the normal things. Jennifer (40:13):It was a lot. And with every word that I read I could relate to and say, yeah, me too. But I just wanna share that because one, I got to pray right away. Two, I got to send a response and encourage my friend and tell her what the truth was. And so I think to your point of we should be people who initiate affirmation. I think that's really important and really good. And it really does feel good on the receiving end to do that. But if you're in a place where you are suffering under the burden of thought of who you are and the things that you are trying to do day in and day out, reach out to a friend, tell your spouse, tell Aaron (40:55):Us. I'm giving it back to the beginning of the episode. I like it. What Jennifer (40:58):Community? Oh yeah, exactly. See I got this. I was just thinking how important it is to say something. Even if you don't wanna expose those lies that you're believing about yourself, it's so important to you because then the truth is revealed. And your friend or your spouse or your parents, whoever you tell, can encourage you in the truth and pray for you. Aaron (41:20):And the truth shall set you free. Jennifer (41:22):Seriously. Sometimes just getting those things out of your mind and helps. And I hope my friend was encouraged by what I shared with her. Aaron (41:32):Well she probably was Sure Jennifer (41:33):I know. , low view of Aaron (41:35):Self. Well I just thank you for letting me do that and indulging me. And I feel like it was really nice and I meant all of it. Jennifer (41:43):You almost got a tear outta me. Aaron (41:44):You teared up pretty good. . Not me at all. You did though. And I just, you listeners, I want you guys to do this week. Ask God to show you. And also I want you to recognize how much you need affirmation yourself, that you need to be reminded that you are loved by God and that you have His spirit and that you you're good. Even though we're bad , you're good cuz you have Christ and he's good. So babe, would you pray for us? Yeah. Jennifer (42:20):Dear Lord, thank you for giving us our spouse and for using them as a tool to grow us and mature us. Help us to encourage and affirm each other more often. Help us to be the tool you use to strengthen our spouse each day. Lord, show us how to see the good and noble and true and praiseworthy in each other every day. I pray that we would not be used by the enemy to speak destruction and death to each other, but rather we would fight against the lies of the enemy and continually believe the truth about ourselves. That you dwell in us and that you have fearfully and wonderfully made us in Christ Jesus. In Jesus name, amen. Thank you for joining us for another episode of the Marriage After God podcast. Aaron (43:01):If you found today's episode fun and encouraging, please take a moment to share it on social media or in an email to some of your married friends. Jennifer (43:07):Also, would you please take a moment and leave us a review, reviews help to spread the word about our podcast. Aaron (43:12):Be sure to subscribe so you never miss an episode, and you can always check out more of our resources @ marriageaftergod.com. Jennifer (43:18):You can follow us on social media from more marriage encouragement on Facebook and Instagram at marriage after God at Husband Revolution and at Unveiled Wife. Aaron (43:26):We hope you have an incredible week and look forward to sharing more with you next week on The Marriage After God podcast.  

Kevin Kietzman Has Issues
Drinkwitz Can't Shut Up, Justin Reid Can't Shut Up, FBI Scandal Grows, Operation Homefront for Holidays

Kevin Kietzman Has Issues

Play Episode Listen Later Dec 7, 2022 54:46


   The more Mizzou talks about not playing KU in a bowl game, the worse it gets.  I like Eli Drinkwitz because he's unafraid and says things... this time... he's saying way too much and it looks bad.    Ditto for Chiefs safety Justin Reid who, ridiculously, now says he was right about the Bengals.  Andy has to shut this guy up, fast.    The Royals are not only bad, they are unlucky.  The draft lottery happened Tuesday night and it was nothing short of a disaster for KC.    Elon Musk has provided clarity into how criminal the FBI has been the past several years rigging elections in America and it's likely the biggest government scandal of our lifetimes.    And I can't wait for you to meet A.J. Kahn from www.operationhomefront.org.  A.J. works with active military families in our area as part of this wonderful national organization and we'd be honored if you could either donate or get involved this holiday season to help a couple families that have had disaster strike.

The Nonlinear Library
AF - Take 6: CAIS is actually Orwellian. by Charlie Steiner

The Nonlinear Library

Play Episode Listen Later Dec 7, 2022 4:11


Welcome to The Nonlinear Library, where we use Text-to-Speech software to convert the best writing from the Rationalist and EA communities into audio. This is: Take 6: CAIS is actually Orwellian., published by Charlie Steiner on December 7, 2022 on The AI Alignment Forum. As a writing exercise, I'm writing an AI Alignment Hot Take Advent Calendar - one new hot take, written every day for 25 days. Or until I run out of hot takes. CAIS, or Comprehensive AI Services, was a mammoth report by Eric Drexler from 2019. (I think reading the table of contents is a good way of getting the gist of it.) It contains a high fraction of interesting predictions and also a high fraction of totally wrong ones - sometimes overlapping! The obvious take about CAIS is that it's wrong when it predicts that agents will have no material advantages over non-agenty AI systems. But that's long been done, and everyone already knows it. What not everyone knows is that CAIS isn't just a descriptive report about technology, it also contains prescriptive implications, and relies on predictions about human sociocultural adaptation to AI. And this future that it envisions is Orwellian. This isn't totally obvious. Mostly, the report is semi-technical arguments AI capabilities. But even if you're looking for the parts of the report about what AI capabilities people will or should develop, or even the parts that sound like predictions about the future, they sound quite tame. It envisions that humans will use superintelligent AI services in contexts where defense trumps offense, and where small actors can't upset the status quo and start eating the galaxy. The CAIS worldview expects us to get to such a future because humans are actively working for it - no AI developer, or person employing AI developers, wants to get disassembled by a malevolent agent, and so we'll look for solutions that shape the future such that that's less likely (and the technical arguments claim that such solutions are close to hand). If the resulting future looks kinda like business as usual - in terms of geopolitical power structure, level of human autonomy, maybe even superficial appearance of the economy, it's because humans acted to make it happen because they wanted business as usual. Setting up a defensive equilibrium where new actors can't disrupt the system is hard work. Right now, just anyone is allowed to build an AI. This capability probably has to be eliminated for the sake of long-term stability. Ditto for people being allowed to have unfiltered interaction with existing superintelligent AIs. Moore's law of mad science says that the IQ needed to destroy the world drops by 1 point every 18 months. In the future where that IQ is 70, potentially world-destroying actions will have to be restricted if we don't want the world destroyed. In short, this world where people successfully adapt to superintelligent AI services is a totalitarian police state. The people who currently have power in the status quo are the ones who are going to get access to the superintelligent AI, and they're going to (arguendo) use it to preserve the status quo, which means just a little bit of complete surveillance and control. Hey, at least it's preferable to getting turned into paperclips. These implications shouldn't surprise you too much if you know that Eric Drexler produced this report at FHI, and remember the works of Nick Bostrom. In fact, also in 2019, Bostrom published The Vulnerable World Hypothesis, which much more explicitly lays out the arguments for why adaptation to future technology might look like a police state. Now, one might expect an Orwellian future to be unlikely (even if we suspend our disbelief about the instability of the system to an AI singleton). People just aren't prepared to support a police state - especially if they think "it's necessary for you own good" sounds like a hostile power-grab. On the other hand, the future elites will have advanced totalitarianism-enabling tech...

The Jim Bakker Show
Encountering Heaven - Laurie Ditto (Part 2)

The Jim Bakker Show

Play Episode Listen Later Dec 2, 2022 58:30


Welcome to Day 2 with our special guest, Evangelist Laurie Ditto. Join Pastor Jim, Lori, and the family continue their discussion with Laurie about the sights and sounds of what she experienced in Heaven! Did you know there are parades in Heaven? Laurie tells us what those are all about and what the celebration is. Find out how Heaven breaks through our lives every day!

The Jim Bakker Show
Encountering Heaven - Laurie Ditto

The Jim Bakker Show

Play Episode Listen Later Dec 2, 2022 58:30


Join Pastor Jim and Lori as they welcome Evangelist Laurie Ditto back to the show! Today Laurie and Pastor recall her vision of being in Hell, written about in her book, The Hell Conspiracy; and then Laurie tells us of her vision of being in Heaven. Learn what amazing and powerful lessons Laurie learned while she was in Heaven and how it has impacted her life! Laurie shares insights that will comfort, encourage, and strengthen your walk with Jesus!

The Usual Bet
154 - Now I'm In The Daycare With Ditto

The Usual Bet

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 29, 2022 37:14


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Finshots Daily
Mazagon Dock Shipbuilders - Building ships to defend India

Finshots Daily

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 26, 2022 9:29


In today's episode for 26th November 2022, we talk about Mazagon Dock Shipbuilders and see why the stock has been rallying of late. We've launched a new endeavor to give simplified health and life insurance advice via Ditto Insurance. Book a free consultation call with our advisors or just drop us a text on WhatsApp for all your insurance queries. Check out Ditto: https://bit.ly/3ym6GjO Insta- https://www.instagram.com/joinditto/ Twitter- https://twitter.com/joinditto

Finshots Daily
How a crypto emperor shook charity

Finshots Daily

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 24, 2022 9:10


In today's Finshots, we get a little philosophical and explain Effective Altruism and why the entire world is talking about it now. If you're someone who's great with communication and are enthusiastic to join our team, Ditto is looking to recruit new Insurance advisors. And no you don't need to know about insurance. We will train you from scratch and you can enjoy working remotely with a great team. Click this link to apply for the Insurance Advisory position (calls) and this link for the WhatsApp advisory position.

Finshots Daily
Is China's Zero-Covid strategy killing its economy?

Finshots Daily

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 23, 2022 8:00


In today's episode for 23rd November 2022, we imagine a future where China's still attempting to keep its Covid cases to zero! We've launched a new endeavor to give simplified health and life insurance advice via Ditto Insurance. Book a free consultation call with our advisors or just drop us a text on WhatsApp for all your insurance queries. Check out Ditto: https://bit.ly/3ym6GjO Insta- https://www.instagram.com/joinditto/ Twitter- https://twitter.com/joinditto

The Embrace Family Recovery Podcast
Ep 81 - Being a Food Addict Can You Hear Why Tennie's Message Was Validating?

The Embrace Family Recovery Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 20, 2022 22:33


Today's Episode of The Embrace Family Recovery Podcast continues to feature Tennie McCarty, author, and founder of Shades of Hope Treatment Center. If you have listened to Tennie in the prior two episodes, #79, 80, you will have a clear sense of her dedication to sharing the hope of recovery for people with addictions and their families. Today Tennie shares a story that was extremely risky for her recovery and vitally important to validating food addiction! Listen to Tennie's encouraging words about the impact of family recovery. I add a colossal DITTO!!

KBS WORLD Radio Korea 24
Korea 24 - 2022.11.18

KBS WORLD Radio Korea 24

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 18, 2022


Korea24 – 2022.11.18 (Friday) News Briefing: North Korea fired another intercontinental ballistic missile into the East Sea on Friday morning. South Korea and the US launched aerial exercises in response. (Koo Hee-jin) In-Depth News Analysis (Weekly Economy Review): One of the world’s biggest cryptocurrency exchange platforms, FTX, filed for bankruptcy last week. It has renewed concerns about the safety and value of cryptocurrencies, with even financial authorities here in Korea expressing caution. We take a closer look with Economics Professor Yang Jun-sok from the Catholic University of Korea. We also discuss the situation concerning the rising price of milk in South Korea. Korea Trending with Walter Lee: 1. More intercity buses in Gyeonggi province have adopted a no standing policy. (경기 광역버스 입석 중단 첫날…출근길 일부 승객 불편) 2. Residents in Incheon, Gimpo, and Seoul suffered from strong malodor on Thursday due to an odorant leak at the metropolitan landfill in Incheon. (“이상한 냄새가 나요” 인천 한 구청에만 민원 수백건...악취의 정체는) 3. The Korea Football Association revealed that the national team had been eating chicken and beef, but no pork, in Doha ahead of the Qatar World Cup. (대표팀 돼지고기 없는 식단 공개... 점심은 닭, 저녁은 소) Movie Spotlight: A remake of the hit melodrama, “Ditto (동감)”, hit cinemas this week. Critics Jason Bechervaise and Marc Raymond join us this week to give their thoughts on how it compares to the 2000 original. They also review “The Apartment With Two Women (같은 속옷을 입는 두 여자)”, a family drama, which won a record five awards at the Busan International Film Festival last year. Next Week From Seoul with Richard Larkin: - The 2022 FIFA World Cup in Qatar kicks off on Sunday. - Starting Monday, South Korea will enter a four week ‘intensive COVID-19 vaccination period’ with bivalent booster shots available without reservation. - The Bank of Korea will announce its last rate hike decision of the year on Thursday. - Emergency response officials will appear for questioning on Monday over the Itaewon crowd crush disaster.

Dunc'd On Basketball NBA Podcast
Pelicans Outlook with Will Guillory; Rockets Outlook with Kelly Iko; Thursday Daily Duncs

Dunc'd On Basketball NBA Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 13, 2022 101:40


Kelly Iko, The Athletic's Rockets beatman and host of the Ikosystem show, joins to discuss the rebuilding Rockets. We discuss the key dynamics around the team this season:What can we make of the fact there are more young guys than roles? What are the expectations for Stephen Silas as he enters the last guaranteed year of his contract? Can franchise pillars Jalen Green, Jabari Smith, Jr., and Alperen Sengun evolve this year? Plus, our predictions for the Rockets season.Zion is back! Will Guillory of The Athletic takes a look at an intriguing Pels season. We discuss Zion's form, the frontcourt fit with Jonas Valanciunas, the path to a good defense, what Willie Green's rotation will look like, and of course make our predictions for the Pels' season.Plus, Thursday Daily Duncs.Thursday Daily Duncs (10/13/22)Patrick Beverley-Russell WestbrookSomething or nothing? In the Lakers' preseason loss to the Timberwolves yesterday, Patrick Beverley tried to bring his floormates together during a stoppage. Russell Westbrook didn't join.As much as Beverley has talked up his fast friendship with Westbrook now that they're teammates in Los Angeles, there are many years of them being nemeses.But I'm going with nothing.Westbrook, who was called for a foul on the preceding play, might have been talking to a referee. Though resisting Beverley's continued attempts to wave him into the huddle, Westbrook high-fived Beverley while taking his spot outside the paint. By that time, Westbrook might have thought he was too late to huddle and it was time for the free throw.Mostly, it's the high-five that does it for me. That's a key piece of evidence people overly thirsty for Lakers drama are overlookingDraymond GreenThe Warriors didn't suspend Draymond Green for punching Jordan Poole in the face.Why not?Adrian Wojnarowski of ESPN:I'm told that the Warriors, they put a significant amount of weight on the fact that opening night was ring night, that the players are going to get their rings. Draymond Green, Klay Thompson, Steph Curry – their fourth championship in Golden State. The banner is going to be raised. They did not treat this like it was one of 82. They didn't want to suspend Draymond Green and keep him from that. Now, if this incident had happened in the regular season or if this had just been a normal opening night and they weren't there as defending champions, there probably would've been a suspension for Draymond Green.This strikes me as reasonable. Green was integral to the Warriors winning the championship. The ring-and-banner ceremony is a uniquely special moment in celebrating that massive accomplishment.There are two, overlapping questions about how Golden State should have punished Green: How severe should the punishment have been? What punishment is appropriate? You can think Green deserved a harsher penalty than he got while believing suspending him for ring night wouldn't have been a fitting punishment.My problem with the logic, though: Why didn't the Warriors just suspend Green for their previous two preseason games (which he missed anyway while away from the team) and maybe their last preseason game tomorrow (which he'll probably play in)? If Golden State wanted to send a message of a suspension while allowing Green to attend ring night, that would have been an easy middle ground.Instead, the Warriors went out of their way to say Green's weeklong absence wasn't a suspension.Jeanie BussRich Eisen asked Lakers owner Jeannie Buss who's in her inner circle.Buss:“People are fascinated with that for some reason. I could ask you, do you ever ask Mark Cuban who his inner circle is? Or Joe Lacob who his inner circle is? There's just something about being a woman I think people feel like, ‘Oh, what crutches does she need, or what does she lean on, because she's not capable of doing it herself.' I have great people that I work with. People seem most interested in Linda Rambis, who I've been working with for over 30 years. I've operated in the same style since I started working with the organization and, even before that, with the Great Western Forum putting on events. And I build – I'm a leader. I'm not a dictator. I like to build consensus. I like to hear from everybody at the table. And then ultimately people need to understand, I'm the governor of the team, and I'm held accountable for every decision that's made both business and basketball. So if anything goes wrong, it's on my watch, and I'm held accountable for it.”People are fascinated with Buss' inner circle because they care about the Lakers. People caring so deeply about the Lakers has made Buss a lot of money, by the way. The franchise has made numerous questionable-at-best decisions, and people are so invested in the team, they want to understand who's behind those decisions.There has been major interest in the Mavericks' power structure under Mark Cuban. Ditto the Warriors under Joe Lacob, though winning breeds contentment. The Lakers can't just tell fans to relax and trust the front office.What does Buss mean when she says she's held accountable for the Lakers' decisions? She's not at risk of losing her position. She'll suffer the financial losses (or, more accurately, lesser financial gains). But she can just try again next time. As the Robert Sarver situation showed, owners are – in many ways – above accountability.People in basketball operations usually aren't.Unless they operate in the shadows of Jeanie Buss' inner circle. In that case, they're fairly well shielded.Damian LillardTrail Blazers star Damian Lillard revealed more about his 2021 offseason meeting with LeBron James and Anthony Davis at LeBron's house in Los Angeles.Lillard, via Logan Murdock of The Ringer:“Like, man, what if that happened? What if I did go? I thought about it. At that point, I was thinking about a lot of things.”Lillard added: “I was like, ‘If I'm going to ever look at a different situation than mine, I'm going to look at one where I know I'm going to have a great chance to win.'”Lillard landed where he always does: loyal to Portland. I think it's cool Lillard has his own values and continues to stick with them. There are obviously temptations to join better teams.However, I'm not sure the Lakers had enough ammo to trade for Lillard. Maybe if he demanded a trade specifically to Los Angeles. Maybe. But it's tough to imagine how the Trail Blazers would've reacted to something so out of character.Lillard's meeting with LeBron and Davis at LeBron's house sounds similar to Russell Westbrook's meeting with LeBron and Davis at LeBron's house. The Lakers, of course, traded for Westbrook that summer.Tyler HerroThe Heat signed Tyler Herro to a four-year, $120 million contract extension. (The deal could theoretically be worth $130 million with incentives. Emphasis on theoretically.)Want an idea how these negotiations unfold (beyond just listening to our annual Mock Rookie Extensions podcast, of course)?Barry Jackson of the Miami Herald:Herro said Tuesday that the Heat made its initial extension offer on July 1, the first day that he became eligible for one. The first offer was four years, $100 million, Herro said.The Heat, over the ensuing weeks, raised the offer to “like $112 [million], then $120 [million] and then $130” million, factoring in potential incentives, Herro said.The significance of the Heat offering Herro an extension July 1: That shows they wanted to keep him rather than use him in a trade for someone like Kevin Durant or Donovan Mitchell. Once he signed the extension, Herro counts at his actual 2022-23 salary outgoing in a trade but the average of his salaries in 2022-23 and the four seasons of the extension outgoing.Simply, trading Herro became far more complicated with the extension – a burden Miami wouldn't have accepted if wanting to trade Herro. The Heat were apparently willing to accept that limitation as early as July 1.Andre DrummondBulls center Andre Drummond has made 3-of-4 3-pointers this preseason.Like many centers, Drummond relishes opportunities to play like a guard. With the Pistons, Stan Van Gundy did the best job satisfying Drummond's desire to touch the ball more often, having the center serve as a passing hub from the high post. Drummond was actually good at that. Forays into shooting have been more erratic.Drummond tried to make himself a threat from beyond the arc his last season-and-a-half in Detroit, but he connected on just 6-of-59 triples (10%).Maybe this will be different.If not, Chicago could again tap Drummond's passing. Already an offense not defined by traditional positional roles, the Bulls are down a playmaker with point guard Lonzo Ball injured.Zach LoweZach Lowe of ESPN published the top 10 of his annual League Pass Rankings.The most watchable team: the Brooklyn Nets. And on some nights, I totally agree. They have the lure of massive untapped upside – or the possibility of spectacular failure. But when Kyrie Irving is out, there just isn't the same appeal (in either direction).The safer pick is Lowe's second choice: the Golden State Warriors. Their chemistry is under the microscope after Draymond Green punched Jordan Poole. Plus, not only do the Warriors play a well-established enjoyable style of basketball, they're trying to integrate several intriguing youngsters, creating a compelling present-vs.-future debate.Patrick EwingGeorgetown posted an enjoyable video of Patrick Ewing watching his current Hoyas players trying to name 90s Knicks by pictures. Considering these Georgetown players weren't even born when Ewing last played for New York, I thought they did pretty well. But it is fun to watch them struggle.For anyone – Hoya or otherwise – wanting to brush up on their 90s Knicks, I recommend "Blood in the Garden" by Chris Herring.Sacramento KingsThe Kings installed a bell in their practice facility to honor certain overlooked plays. Harrison Barnes earned the first ring by taking a charge. But when someone hit the bell, it broke.Classic Kangz.They have since replaced the bell.Trey Murphy IIISpeaking of bloopers, Pelicans forward Trey Murphy III broke up Kyle Lowry's hit-ahead pass to Bam Adebayo – right off the backboard into New Orleans' own basket. Adebayo quickly raised his hand to claim credit for the bucket, which he was entitled to as the closest Heat player.-Dan FeldmanMore Episodes are available exclusively on Dunc'd On Prime! Dunc'd On Prime is the only place to get every Hollinger & Duncan with John Hollinger! Take advantage of our one-time-only presale. 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