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History of the World podcast
Vol 4 Ep 4 - The Great Seljuk Empire

History of the World podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 29, 2021 56:51


1037 – 1194 - From humble beginnings in the lands of the Oghuz Turks, Seljuk traveled east to become Islamised and start a movement which would conquer the lands of the Middle East and directly permanently influence the politics of Eurasia and religion.

La Brújula de la Ciencia
La Brújula de la Ciencia s11e15: El origen de los japoneses y los turcos, a la luz de la lingüística y la arqueología

La Brújula de la Ciencia

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 22, 2021 9:50


Históricamente, la estepa de Eurasia ha estado habitada por pueblos nómadas y guerreros que han sido los enemigos de los grandes imperios – China, Persia y Roma – que se asentaban en las tierras fértiles del sur. Algunos de esos pueblos nos son muy familiares: hunos, turcos y mongoles son unos pocos ejemplos. Una pregunta que muchos historiadores se han hecho es si todos esos pueblos tienen un origen común o si son un mosaico de gentes con diversos orígenes y herencias, y un elemento que nos puede dar pistas sobre ello es su lengua. Los idiomas, como bien sabemos en Europa, cambian con el paso del tiempo, y a veces un solo idioma original da lugar a muchas lenguas "hijas", como ocurrió con el latín, que dio lugar al español, el francés o el rumano. Así pues, una manera de averiguar cosas sobre el pasado de los pueblos que no tienen historia escrita es analizar sus lenguas y ver si parecen estar emparentadas o no. En el caso de los pueblos de la estepa, hay lingüistas que proponen desde hace tiempo que las lenguas turcas y mongolas tienen muchos puntos en común, y otros lingüistas han señalado que el japonés y el coreano comparten algunas de esas similitudes. ¿Forman todas estas lenguas una familia? Esta cuestión ha sido fuertemente polémica durante décadas, y las similitudes que se propusieron inicialmente han sido puestas en duda durante la segunda mitad del siglo XX. En la actualidad, un grupo reducido de lingüistas todavía defiende que aunque las primeras evidencias estuvieran desencaminadas, hay suficientes paralelismos para sospechar que estas lenguas tienen relación. Y en este contexto es cuando se publica en la revista Nature un artículo que combina lingüística, arqueología y genética para defender que todas estas lenguas, que se extienden entre el Pacífico y el este de Europa, forman en realidad una sola familia: la familia transeurasiática. En el episodio de hoy os contamos algunas de las evidencias que encuentran y os guiamos a través de la historia de los pueblos transeurasiáticos, tal y como nos la muestran estas evidencias. Si queréis leer el artículo en el que nos basamos para este programa, es "Triangulation supports agricultural spread of the Transeurasian languages", de Martine Robbeets et al. Lo tenéis en este enlace: https://www.nature.com/articles/s41586-021-04108-8 Si os interesa la historia de las lenguas, y cómo con ella podemos aprender la historia de los pueblos, podéis buscar dos episodios de nuestro pódcast hermano, Aparici en Órbita: en el s01e33 hablamos sobre familias lingüísticas y el origen de las lenguas chino-tibetanas, y en el s02e48 hablamos sobre el nacimiento de la escritura en el Antiguo Egipto. Este programa se emitió originalmente el 19 de noviembre de 2021. Podéis escuchar el resto de audios de La Brújula en la app de Onda Cero y en su web, ondacero.es

Kings and Generals: History for our Future
History of the Mongols SPECIAL: Chinggis Genetic Legacy

Kings and Generals: History for our Future

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 15, 2021 22:25


At the start of the twenty-first century, a study was released which brought the thirteenth century starkly into the present. A 2003 study led by Chris Tyler-Smith published in the American Journal of Human Genetics simply titled “The Genetic Legacy of the Mongols,” determined that an alarming number of men across Asia, from China to Uzbekistan, carried the same haplotype on their Y-chromosome, indicating a shared paternal lineage. 8% of the studied group, just over 2100 men from 16 distinct populations in Asia shared this haplotype, which if representative of the total world population, would have come out to about 16 million men. This was far beyond what was to be expected of standard genetic variation over such a vast area. The researchers traced the haplogroup to Mongolia, and with the BATWING program determined that the most recent common ancestor lived approximately 1,000 years ago, plus or minus 300 years in either direction. The study determined that this could only be the result of selective inheritance, and there was only man who fit the profile, who had the opportunity to spread his genes across so much of Asia and have them be continually selected for centuries to come; that was Chinggis Khan, founder of the Mongol Empire. Identifying him with the Y-Chromosome haplogroup, the C3* Star Cluster, the image of Chinggis Khan as the ancestor of 0.5% of the world population has become irrevocably attached to his name, and a common addition in the comment sections on any Mongol related topic on the internet will be the fact that he is related to every 1 in 200 men in Asia today. Yet, recent studies have demonstrated that this may not be the case, and that Chinggis Khan's genetic legacy is not so simple as commonly portrayed. I'm your host David, and this is Kings and Generals: Ages of Conquest.       Inside each human being are the genes we inherit from our parents. Distinct alleles within the thousands of genes of our 23 chromosomes affect the makeup of our bodies, from our physical  appearances to blood type. Each allele is inherited from our parents, who inherited from their parents, and so on, leaving in each human being a small marker of every member of their ancestry. Due to interbreeding and mixing over time, people living in a certain region will share  alleles, given that various members of their community shared ancestors at some point. A collection of these alleles is a haplotype, and a group of similar haplotypes with shared ancestry is a haplogroup. Tracing specific haplogroups attached to the Y-Chromosome, for instance, allows us to trace paternal ancestry of selected persons. It was the haplogroup dubbed the C3*star cluster that the researchers identified as Chinggis Khan's haplotype, though later research has redefined it to the C2* star cluster. Thus, while you may see it somewhat interchangeably referred to as C3 or C2, depending on how recent the literature you're reading is. Whoever carried the markers on their chromosome associated with this haplogroup, according to the study, was therefore a descendant of Chinggis Khan. The lineage, it should be noted, does not start with Chinggis Khan; it is detectable in the ancestors of the Mongols dating back at least to the fifth century BCE, to the Donghu people in eastern Mongolia and Manchuria. It is found in high frequencies in populations which had close contact with Mongols from Siberia to Central Asia, as as the Buryats, Udeges, Evens, Evenks, Kazakhs, and in lower frequencies in places conquered by the Mongol Empire. As demonstrated by the 2003 study, a map of these haplogroups lines up rather neatly with a map of the Mongol Empire at the time of Chinggis Khan's death.        The 2003 study found that 8% of the men sampled had high frequencies of haplotypes from a set of closely related lineages, the C2*  star cluster. With the highest numbers of this cluster found in Mongolia, it was the logical origin point for this cluster. Its frequencies in so many populations of the former Mongol Empire seemed to suggest it spread with Mongol imperial expansion. The researchers therefore identified Chinggis Khan and his close male-relatives as the likely progenitors. While the public has understood this as Chinggis Khan and his family raping a massive percentage of the thirteenth century human population, this was not quite what the study implied. Rather, the selective marriage into the Chinggisid royal family, with each son having high numbers of children, and so on for generations due to prestige associated with the lineage, was the cause for the haplogroup's spread.        The study decided that, since the haplogroups showed up in high frequencies among the Hazara of Afghanistan and Pakistan, and as they were deemed to be direct descendants of Chinggis Khan, then this must have meant no one else other than the Great Khan himself was the most recent common ancestor for this haplogroup. The high frequencies across Asian populations, an origin point in Mongolia, an estimated common ancestor approximately a thousand years ago, and association with the supposed Chinggisid Hazaras was the extent of the evidence the study had to make Chinggis Khan the progenitor.       When released, this study made headlines around the world. You'll find no shortage of articles stating that “Genghis Khan was a prolific article,” with the underlying, thought generally unstated, assumption that these genes were spread by a hitherto unimaginable amount of rape, “backed up” by the medieval sources where Chinggis is described taking his pick of conquered women after the sack of a city. It's a useful addition to the catalogue of descriptions to present the Mongols as mindless barbarians, with this study being essentially the scientific data to back up this presentation.  It's now become one of the key aspects of Chinggis Khan's image in popular culture.       However, as more recent studies have demonstrated, there are a number of problems with this evidence presented in the 2003 study. Firstly, later researchers have pointed out how indirect the evidence is for the connection of Chinggis Khan to the C2 lineage. The estimates for the most recent common ancestor can vary widely depending on the methods used; while some estimates can place a figure within Chinggis Khan's epoch, other estimates put the most recent common ancestor for the C2* cluster over 2,000 year ago. Even going by the 2003 study, it still gives a 600 year window for the most recent common ancestor, who still could have lived centuries before or after Chinggis Khan.   One of the most serious assumptions in the study was that the Hazara of Afghanistan were direct descendants of Chinggis KhanThis is an assumption which rests more on misconception than medieval materials. In fact, the thirteenth and fourteenth century sources indicate that Chinggis Khan spent only a brief time in what is now Afghanistan, only from late 1221 and throughout much of 1222, which he largely spent campaigning, pursuing Jalal al-Din Mingburnu and putting down local revolts before withdrawing. There is no indication that a Mongol garrison was left in the region by Chinggis, and it is not until the 1230s that Mongol forces returned and properly incorporated the region into the empire. Still, it was not until the end of the thirteenth century were Chinggisid princes actually staying in the region, when Chagatayid princes like Du'a's son Qutlugh Khwaja took control over the Negudaris. The sources instead describe waves of Mongol garrisons into Afghanistan which began almost a decade after Chinggis Khan's death, from the initial tamma garrisons under Ögedai Khaan's orders to Jochid troops fleeing Hulegu to Afghanistan in the 1260s. Later, from the late fourteenth century onwards, Afghanistan was the heart of the Timurid realm, and while the Timurids shared some descent from Chinggis through marriage, it's not exactly the process which would have led to high percentages of Chinggisid ancestry.Together, this strongly suggests that the Hazara would not bear Chinggisid ancestry in any considerable quantity.   Perhaps most prominently, there is little evidence that connects the C2* star cluster to known descendants of Chinggis Khan. The fact that no tomb of Chinggis Khan or any other known members of his family has been found, means that there is no conclusive means to prove what haplogroups he possessed. Without human remains which undeniably belong to one of his close male relatives or himself, Chinggis Khan's own haplogroup can not ever be reliably identified. Most royal Chinggisid lineages in the western half of the empire, such as that of the Ilkhanate or Chagatais, disappeared long before the advance of genetic sciences. You might think that looking in Mongolia, you'd find a lot of Chinggisids running about, but this is not the case. Even during the empire, many members of the Chinggisid family were spread across Asia, leaving by the end of the fourteenth century largely lines only from his brothers, and of his grandsons Ariq Böke and Khubilai. In the fifteenth century, a massive massacre of the royal family was carried out by the leader of the Oirats and the true master of Mongolia, the non-Chinggisid Esen Taishi. Mongolia was reunified some fifty years later under the Khubilayid prince Dayan Khan, and it was the descendants of his sons who made up the Chinggisid nobility for the next centuries. Then, in the 1930s Soviet supported purges resulted in the near annihilation of the Chinggisid princes, Buddhist clergy and other political enemies. From 1937-1939, over 30,000 Mongolians were killed, and the Dayan Khanid nobility nearly extinguished.   While it is true that today in Mongolia, you can find many people who claim the imperial clan name of Borjigin, this is largely because after democratization in Mongolia in 1990, Mongolians were encouraged to take clan names- a fact that, as many commenters have pointed out, historically the Mongols did not do, unless they were actually members of the Chinggisid royal family. While the 1918 census in Mongolia recorded only 5.7% of the population as being Borjigid, during the recent registering of clan names some 50% chose, of course, the most famous and prestigious name for themselves. Therefore, it's rather difficult to find a lot of a Chinggisids today.   The 2003 study relied on a random selection of people from across Asia, rather than looking specifically for individuals who claimed Chinggisid descent. Other studies which have sought out people who claim Chinggisid ancestry do not support the C2* Star cluster hypothesis of the 2003 study. A 2012 study by Batbayar and Sabitov in the Russian Journal of Genetic Genealogy of Mongolian individuals who could trace their lineage back to Chinggis Khan's fifteenth century descendant, Dayan Khan, found none of them matched the Star cluster proposed by the 2003 study. To overcome the previously mentioned issues about finding Chinggisids, to quote Batbayar and Sabitov, “In this study, seven patrilineal descendants of [...] Dayan Khan and two of Chinggis Khan's brothers' descendants were chosen for Y-chromosome DNA sequencing. Rather than testing a multitude of subjects, for the sake of accuracy, the most legitimate and proven descendants of Dayan Khan were selected. The DNA donors were selected based upon their official Mongol and Manchu titles and ranks, which were precisely recorded in Mongolian, Manchu, and Soviet documents.” Essentially, as close as you can get to a definite, unbroken paternal line from Chinggis Khan, given the 800 years since his death. When they compared the Dayan Khanid descendants, the descendants of Chinggis' brothers, and those who could reliable claimed ancestry from Chinggis' son Jochi, Batbayar and Sabitov demonstrated that essentially each lineage bore different haplogroups, and none, except for a small branch of the Jochids, bore the C2* star cluster of the 2003 study.    Study of the bodies of medieval Mongol burials have likewise yielded contrasting results when their DNA has been examined.  One of the most notable burials which has been studied is the Tavan Tolgoi suit, from eastern Mongolia. Essentially it was a burial of an extremely wealthy family, dated to the mid-thirteenth century. Adorned with jewelry and buried in coffins made of Cinnamon, which would have had to be imported from southeastern Asia, the researcher suggested due to such obvious wealth and power that they must have been Chinggisid. Their bodies showed haplogroups associated, interestingly enough, with western Asia populations, with effectively no descendants in modern Mongolian populations, and most definitely, not the C2* star cluster. This led to the 2016 study by Gavaachimed Lkhagvasuren et al., titled “Molecular Genealogy of a Mongol Queen's Family and her Possible kinship with Genghis Khan,” to suggest Chinggis must have borne this haplogroup, and possibly, western Asian ancestry. He also pointed to supposed descriptions of Chinggis Khan having red hair as possible supporting literary evidence.    But this is not reliable evidence. Firstly, none of the graves conclusively can be identified as Chinggisid.  The Chinggisid's known preference for burials on Burkhan Khaldun seems unlikely to make the Tavan Tolgoi burials a close relation.  Further, the “red hair” description of Chinggis Khan comes from a mistranslation of a phrase from Rashid al-Din's Compendium of Chronicles, where Chinggis remarks that young Khubilai lacked his grandfather's ruddy features, indicating not red hair, but a face red in colour; hardly uncommon for a man who spent his lifetime in the harsh winds of the steppe. Therefore, the Tavan Tolgoi burials seem more likely to represent a family, possibly of Qipchaq origin, taken from western Asia, incorporated into the Mongol military and gaining wealth and power- hardly unusual in the Mongol army, but revealing nothing of Chinggis' haplogroups. Other wealthy burials of nobility from the Mongol Empire in Mongolia and northern China have revealed differing chromosomal haplogroups, providing no answer as of yet to the question of the Great Khan's own genetic lineage.   Much like the 2003's study erroneous identification of the Hazaras as direct descendants of Chinggis Khan, a more recent study demonstrates the pitfalls of attempting to connect historical figures to genetic data. A 2019 study by Shao-Qing Wen et al. in the  Journal of Human Genetics looked at the y-chromosomal profiles of a family from northwestern China's Gansu-Qinghai area, who traced their ancestry back to Kölgen, a son of Chinggis Khan with one of his lesser wives. Importantly, this family also backed up their claims in genealogical records, and had inhabited the same region for centuries. After the expulsion of the Mongols, they had been made local officials [tusi 土司] by the succeeding Ming and Qing dynasties. This family, the Lu, did not match the C2* Star Cluster, but actually showed close affinity to other known descendants of Chinggis Khan, the Töre clan in Kazakhstan. The Töre  trace their lineage to Jani Beg Khan (r.1473-1480), one of the founders of the Kazakh Khanate and a tenth generation descendant of Chinggis Khan's first born son Jochi. Jochi, as you may recall, was born after his mother Börte was taken captive by Chinggis Khan's enemies, and was accused, most notably by his brother Chagatai, of not being their father's son. Chinggis, for the record, always treated Jochi as fully legitimate. As the Lu family in China traced themselves to Kölgen, who shared only a father with Jochi, then the fact that the Lu and the Töre belong to the same C2 haplogroup, with a  genealogical separation of about 1,000 years, would suggest that if this is in fact the Y-chromosomal lineage of Chinggis Khan, then Jochi's uncertain paternity could be laid to rest, and that he was a true son of Chinggis Khan.   This theory is comfortable and convenient, but other scholars have noted that the connection of the Lu to Toghan, the descendant of Kölgen, is very tenuous. The sources connecting the Lu clan to Kölgen's family were not compiled until the late Qing Dynasty, some four to five centuries after Toghan's death. The sources more contemporary to Toghan's life do not match the description of his life described in the histories used by the Lu clan, leading scholars to argue that, while the Lu clan does have Mongolian origin, and likely did have an ancestor with the very common medieval Mongolian name of Toghan, it seems likely that at some point the Lu clan's family compilers decided to associate their own ancestor with the more well known Chinggisid of the same name, and therefore claim for themselves Chinggisid ancestry and prestige- hardly an unknown thing by compilers of Chinese family trees. Therefore, the matter of Jochi's paternity still remains uncertain.       Perhaps the final nail in the coffin comes in the 2018 study by  Lan Hai-Wei, et al. in the European Journal of Human Genetics. Compiling data from previous studies that found issue with the 2003 hypothesis, they looked at groups with high frequencies of the C2* Star clusters like the Hazara or the Daur, a Mongolic-speaking people from Northeastern China who, based off of historical records, make no claims of Chinggisid descent. Newer estimates also suggest the most recent common ancestor for this lineage was over 2,600 years ago. In the most recent hypothesis then, it seems more likely that the star cluster identified by the 2003 study does not represent the lineage of Chinggis Khan, but was simply an incredibly common paternal lineage among ordinary inhabitants of the Mongolian plateau. Its presence in other peoples across Asia was not evidence of selective breeding into the Golden Lineage, but simply the movement of Mongolian troops into a region, and intermixing with the local population. In the case of the Hazaras, this is the exact scenario demonstrated by the historical sources, with waves of Mongol troops rather than a host of Chinggisids descending into the Hazarajat. The possibility cannot be excluded however, that while C2* was a dominant haplotype in thirteenth century Mongolia, that before 1200 it had already been spread across Central Asia by earlier nomadic expansions of Mongolia-based empires like the Göktürk Khaghanates or the Uighur. The Mongol expansion in the thirteenth century, then, would only be another wave of the spread of C2* across Eurasia.       While it is possible that Chinggis Khan and his close male relatives did in fact, carry the C2* star cluster, there is no evidence which directly or conclusively connects him to it. His known descendants through the line of Dayan Khan are of a different Y-chromosomal haplogroup. The descendants of Dayan Khan, himself a descendant of Chinggis Khan's grandson Khubilai, and the Kazakh Töre, descendants of Chinggis Khan's son Jochi, bear haplotypes so distant that their most recent common ancestor is estimated to have lived 4,500 years ago, which does not fair well for the likelihood of Jochi being Chinggis' son. A third known and tested branch, of the Shibanids in Uzbekistan and Kazakhstan, does match the C2* star cluster, but has less than 1,000 known members and again, are descended from Chinggis Khan via Jochi. Chinggis Khan then cannot be said to be the ancestor of 0.5% of the world's population, since his y-chromosomal marking remains unknown. Any attempts at identifying it conclusively can never be more than mere assumptions without finding the bodies of either the Khan or any of his close-male relatives- a prospect highly unlikely, given the Chinggisids' preference for secret graves. Thus, it seems that his haplotypes are but one more secret that Chinggis will keep with him.       Our series on the Mongols will continue, so be sure to subscribe to the Kings and Generals podcast to follow. If you enjoyed this, and would like to help us keep bringing you great content, please consider supporting us on patreon at www.patreon.com/kingsandgenerals, or sharing this with your friends. This episode was researched and written by our series historian, Jack Wilson. I'm your host David, and we'll catch you on the next one.  -SOURCES- Abilev, Serikabi, et al. “The Y-Chromosome C3* Star-Cluster Attributed to Genghis Khan's Descendants is Present at High Frequency in the Kerey Clan from Kazakhstan.” Human Biology 84 no. 1 (2012): 79-99.   Adnan, Atif, et al. “Genetic characterization of Y-chromosomal STRs in Hazara ethnic group of Pakistan and confirmation of DYS448 null allele.” International Journal of Legal Medicine 133 (2019): 789-793.   Callaway, Ewen. “Genghis Khan's Genetic Legacy Has Competition.” Scientific American. 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Defense & Aerospace Report
Defense & Aerospace Podcast [Washington Roundtable Nov 12, 21]

Defense & Aerospace Report

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 12, 2021 51:48


On this Washington Roundtable episode of the Defense & Aerospace Report Podcast, sponsored by Bell, our guests are Dov Zakheim, PhD, former DoD comptroller, now with the Center for Strategic and International Studies, Dr. Evelyn Farkas, a former deputy assistant secretary of defense for Russia, Ukraine and Eurasia who is now the president of Farkas Global Strategies, Peter Van Praagh, the president of the Halifax International Security Forum and Dr. Patrick Cronin of the Hudson Institute. Topics: — Implications of Chinese Premier Xi Jinping's new elevated status and climate deal between Washington and Beijing — Russia's buildup of troops on the Ukraine border and Belarus' threats against energy flows to Europe — How Europe and America can deter Moscow and Minsk — Look ahead to the Halifax International Security Form that starts next week — HISF's forum in Taipei next year as China ratchets up pressure on Taiwan — Countering authoritarianism worldwide — Trump administration's rationale for firing then Defense Secretary Mark Esper — Politicization of coverage of DoD as Pentagon moves to address both China and Climate — Update on Iran nuclear negotiations and US delegations to Israel — A case for bigger US Navy budget for more ships and capabilities — Senate Armed Services Committee Chairman Jack Reed's concerns with industrial consolidation

RTÉ - Morning Ireland
Triggering of Article 16 looking more and more likely

RTÉ - Morning Ireland

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 10, 2021 9:04


Vincent Kearney, Northern Editor, reports on businesses who see the Northern protocol as an opportunity for them and Mujtaba Rahman, MD and analyst with the EurAsia group, discusses the rising tensions between the EU and Britain over the Protocol.

The Round Table: A Next Generation Politics Podcast

At this week's Round Table, Inica, Kenisha, Jack, and Madeline spoke with ​​Alexander Cooley, the Claire Tow Professor of Political Science at Barnard College and Director of the Harriman Institute for the Study of Russia, Eurasia and Eastern Europe at Columbia University, which is celebrating its 75th anniversary this year! Professor Cooley helped us understand international politics and historic domination by the US by drawing an analogy to Walmart that we won't soon forget. Change can come from places we don't expect and things that seem dominant can be toppled—like Amazon superseding Walmart. So what went wrong? Professor Cooley talked us through the many variables. We talked about the War on Terror, the illiberalism of most international orders, the CNN effect and how the rise of global media has mitigated it, the benefits and limitations of international rankings, and American hypocrisy—along with the role of technology in making the gap between rhetoric and reality more apparent. Professor Cooley helped us understand how states are social creatures that, like all social creatures, want to project certain images. He helped us recognize that the United States can't be all things to all countries; we have to be principled and to think about priorities and not be in constant competition with everyone else. All politics is about power but also about trade offs and figuring out what we are willing to give up to advance what we care most about. Thank you for joining us! --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/nextgenpolitics/message

Sibylline Insight Series
Discussing the up-and-coming UN Climate Change Conference (COP26)

Sibylline Insight Series

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 28, 2021 13:17


The UN's 26th Climate Change Conference (COP26) is set to take place in Glasgow between 31 October and 12 November. With environmentalist movements like Extinction Rebellion and Greenpeace seeing it as a make-or-break summit, activist protests and direct actions are highly likely to cause significant disruption to businesses not only in Glasgow but across the UK. In this week's Sibylline podcast Liana Semchuk, our Lead Europe and Eurasia Analyst, is joined by Alexander Lord, our Europe and Eurasia analyst, and Louis Cox-Brusseau, our Europe analyst, to discuss what we can expect from the summit.

Moving Forward Leadership: Inspire | Mentor | Lead
Lead with Clarity like a CIA Officer | Former Senior Intelligence Officer Marc Polymeropoulos

Moving Forward Leadership: Inspire | Mentor | Lead

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 27, 2021 58:41


Marc Polymeropoulos retired in June 2019 from the Senior Intelligence Service ranks at the CIA after a  26-year career in operational headquarters and field management assignments covering the Middle East,  Europe, Eurasia, and counter terrorism. He served in both Iraq and Afghanistan, and he is one of the  CIA's most decorated field officers. Marc is the recipient of the Distinguished Career Intelligence Medal,  the Distinguished Intelligence Medal, the Intelligence Medal of Merit, and the Intelligence  Commendation medal. His last position was overseeing the CIA's clandestine operations in Europe and  Eurasia. He is a respected commentator on foreign policy and intelligence matters and is widely quoted in  both the US and international media.  Topics During this interview Marc and I discuss the following topics: What drew him to the CIAWhy he went into intelligence operationsLessons he learned from his first mentorHow he was drawn to become a leader within the CIAHow to face adversity and overcome itHow to get a team refocused after a major setbackHow to remain calm in the face of adversityHow to form peak performing teams For the complete show notes be sure to check out our website: https://movingforwardleadership.com/189

Thrive Culture: Success Engineering
S4E17 Marc Polymeropoulos: Former CIA Director of Europe and Eurasia on Clarity in Crisis, Costly Mistakes, and Humility...

Thrive Culture: Success Engineering

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 25, 2021 45:16


Marc Polymeropoulos is one of CIA's most highly decorated field officers of this generation. He is an expert in counterterrorism, covert action, and human intelligence collection and recently retired from the CIA in 2019 after serving for 26 years in some of the most dangerous field operations and leadership assignments in the world. He helped the CIA neutralize High Value targets of Al-Qaida, Taliban, ISIS, and ended his CIA career overseeing operations across all of Europe and Eurasia. Through these experiences he has honed a unique leadership style based on decision making under pressure, inclusivity, camaraderie, and competition which he lays out in his book "Clarity in Crisis:  Leadership Lessons from the CIA". This episode is full of extraordinary stories and universal leadership principles!Website:Clarity in Crisis Twitter: @mpolymer

UBM Unleavened Bread Ministries

Preserved From the Beast (17) (Audio) David Eells - 10/24/21 Deb Horton just received by faith at random for the morning prayer meeting. Pro.25:4 (4-5) Take away the dross from the silver, And there cometh forth a vessel for the refiner: (5) Take away the wicked [from] before the king, And his throne shall be established in righteousness. (Deb said, "I have a note here from one of your teachings that says "Judas restraineth.”) (The text here in 2th 2:1-8 speaks of the falling away revealing the sons of perdition who restrain the coming of the Lord for His body "Until he be come out of the midst” in the numeric pattern. God is sanctifying a body of its Judas' to be prepared to receive Him. This is happening before the Tribulation for the Man-child and Bride and during the Tribulation for the Church. It is a confirmation for the revelation below. We pray that the faction will pay attention to God's intentions towards them unless they repent.)    Factious Dogs in the DS and Church Rounded Up and Euthanized Eve Brast - 10/12/21 (David's notes in red) I dreamed that I was in a huge warehouse that had many different sections and at least 3 levels. (As we will see, the Father not only stores up provision for His people in His warehouse but judgement is also stored up for the wicked. Rom.2:5 but after thy hardness and impenitent heart treasurest (or storeth) up for thyself wrath in the day of wrath and revelation of the righteous judgment of God. The ground level of this warehouse represents this earth and the earthly happenings. The second level represents the spirit realm where the directives are handed down from the Father and also from the intercessions of His saints to the angels who are the law enforcers and who carry out the directives of the Bride and the Man-child. Psalm 103:20-21 Bless Jehovah, ye his angels, That are mighty in strength, that fulfil his word, Hearkening unto the voice of his word. 21 Bless Jehovah, all ye his hosts, Ye ministers of his, that do his pleasure.) I was standing on the cement ground floor with a 7 ft. tall, very muscular policeman at my right side who was dressed in a navy blue policeman's uniform. He had a silver badge on the right side of his uniform pocket. Even though he was dressed as a 'beat cop', I knew in the dream that he was a police detective. (This police detective represents the angels that carry out and enforce God's directives according to His Word and His will.) On the ground floor of the warehouse was a veterinary medical bay in the back left corner with exam tables and I.V.'s set up along with I.V. catheters and syringes for lethal injections for euthanasia. In front of that was a large chain link fence containment or holding area. (This lethal injection could also be representative of the vaccines that are putting many of the DS minions to death through the side effects. We've heard that many arrests of DS individuals are taking place currently and that they are being questioned and held awaiting military tribunals and sentencing to be put to death. (Our parallel runs true because many of the factious in the church leadership are also being arrested for spiritual child trafficking and crimes against God's children.) The actively factious in the church will also be put to death through lethal injection, (and for many it will be the jab), because they are killing God's children.) I asked the police officer where we were; what I was seeing and what was going on? He began explaining everything to me. It was dark on the ground floor of the warehouse except in the veterinary bay which had some very limited lighting capabilities. (Could this take place on a grand scale during the 10 days of darkness when all the power is cut off and the EBS is enabled to expose all the DS evil crimes against humanity? On the political side they are rounding up these people and executing many. (But also God is using their own spike proteins to take down these people as He said.) As the police officer began explaining I had a vision of the second floor of the warehouse which was very well lit. There were many offices and cubicles with law enforcement support personnel talking on phones and typing on computers and doing all kinds of office work. It was busy and bustling. I asked the officer what all the bustle was about and he said, “A directive has been handed down from the top to round up all the dogs.” (These dogs represent the faction in the Babylonish DS and the religious faction that have conspired to crucify the righteous just as it was with Jesus.)   (Prophesying of David, Jesus, and the man-child's persecutions we are told in:) Psa. 22:12-22 Many bulls have compassed me; Strong bulls of Bashan have beset me round. 13 They gape upon me with their mouth, As a ravening and a roaring lion. ... 16 For dogs have compassed me: A company of evil-doers have inclosed me; They pierced my hands and my feet. 17 I may count all my bones; They look and stare upon me. ... 20 Deliver my soul from the sword, My darling from the power of the dog.) Then I saw the woman in charge of carrying out this directive. (The woman represents the Bride, who in Esther as a type, is given authority by the King, representing Father God, to put Haman and his sons to death as well as all of the other enemies who have lifted up their hands against her to kill her and her people.)  She had a lot of authority from the top and was in charge of the second floor and all the law enforcement personnel. She was a thin woman with very straight hair that was shoulder length and she was standing in the middle of it all dressed in a women's business suit with her arms folded. (This woman is thin because she has gotten rid of all her excess flesh. Her hair is straight representing submission to Jesus, the Word, which is the straight and narrow way.)  Occasionally, I saw her bring out her right arm and point off into the distance with her pointer finger and I would see many law enforcement personnel going around the city and rounding up large groups of all different sizes and breeds of dogs. They would put them in temporary holding areas until they could be transported to the warehouse. I was not able to see the third level of the warehouse. (The Bride is dressed in a business suit because she is about her Father's business just as Jesus was and commanding the angels as she sees and discerns the Father's will. Heb. 1:13-14 But of which of the angels hath he said at any time, Sit thou on my right hand, Till I make thine enemies the footstool of thy feet? 14 Are they not all ministering spirits, sent forth to do service for the sake of them that shall inherit salvation?) (But the head of the Bride is the also the Man-child who is shown in all the scripture to take down the factious Edomites. A Christian brother had a dream where the Lord quoted the following text to speak of the David Man-childs in whom Jesus lives.  Isa 11:1-5  And there shall come forth a shoot out of the stock of Jesse, and a branch out of his roots shall bear fruit.  2  And the Spirit of Jehovah shall rest upon him, the spirit of wisdom and understanding, the spirit of counsel and might, the spirit of knowledge and of the fear of Jehovah.  3  And his delight shall be in the fear of Jehovah; and he shall not judge after the sight of his eyes, neither decide after the hearing of his ears;  4  but with righteousness shall he judge the poor, and decide with equity for the meek of the earth; and he shall smite the earth with the rod of his mouth; and with the breath of his lips shall he slay the wicked.  5  And righteousness shall be the girdle of his waist, and faithfulness the girdle of his loins.) Suddenly, I felt a dark presence behind me and I turned around to see a large black dog the size of a Great Dane. (This great dog is a factious person we know and also is the same factious man in the warehouse dream below.) Its ears were clipped like a Doberman Pincher. I asked the police officer what it was doing? He said, “Some of them are turning themselves in because there is nowhere left to go and no other choice.” (They are coming under the authority of these angels because of their great sins. They have "no other choice".)  It came into the warehouse through a large open bay door and was turning itself in to the authorities because the round up campaign was so wide and far reaching that there was nowhere else for it to go. None of the dogs realized that a death sentence was decreed for them and some were turning themselves in in hopes of leniency. (Hopefully, some may repent and be saved right before they die.) When I turned back around I saw many kinds of dogs in the fenced holding area in front of the veterinary bay and then my vision became telescopic and I zoomed in on a Chinese Shih Tzu dog that was being held down on one of the exam tables and they were injecting it with a lethal injection. It was panicked and flailing; yelping in fear. Then I woke up. (According to Wikipedia: "Shih Tzu's are highly independent dogs. Due to their independent nature, they are not considered the most obedient breed. (Due to their self will and rebellion they will lose their lives.) The Chinese have described their head shapes as "owl head" and "lion head", and their mouth as "frog mouth”. The name comes from the Chinese language word for "lion" because this kind of dog was bred to resemble the lion.” (Satan is described as a roaring lion and lions are described as predators in the Bible and Howard Pitman saw a vision of demonic frog spirits coming out of people who were in lust and fornication, just like these people.) I asked Father for a word for this dream by faith at random and my finger landed on the phrase, “the king's business” in Est. 9:3. (I laughed when I saw where my finger landed because of the woman dressed in the "business suit" in this dream. God has such a sense of humor!) Est. 9:3 (In context 1-5) Now in the twelfth month, which is the month Adar, on the thirteenth day of the same, when the king's commandment and his decree drew near to be put in execution, on the day that the enemies of the Jews hoped to have rule over them, (whereas it was turned to the contrary, that the Jews had rule over them that hated them,) 2 the Jews gathered themselves together in their cities throughout all the provinces of the king Ahasuerus, to lay hand on such as sought their hurt: and no man could withstand them; for the fear of them was fallen upon all the peoples. 3 And all the princes of the provinces, and the satraps, and the governors, and they that did the king's business, helped the Jews; because the fear of Mordecai (Meaning little man or Man-child) was fallen upon them. 4 For Mordecai was great in the king's house, and his fame went forth throughout all the provinces; for the man Mordecai waxed greater and greater. 5 And the Jews smote all their enemies with the stroke of the sword, and with slaughter and destruction, and did what they would unto them that hated them. This dream reminds me of a past dream that I had about the Apostates being rounded up and put to death in another warehouse.   Apostates Killed by the Plague Eve Brast - 12/14/17 (Davids notes in red) I dreamed that I was again in the operating room and an apostate factious man (Who was also in the dream above symbolized by the Great Dane.) was in front of me holding the unsterile D&C curette with which, in the previous dream, he was attempting to kill or abort Christ in me typed as a baby in my womb. (Spiritually this is what the factious do to their victims with slander and witchcraft demons.)  But this time the surroundings of the operating room morphed into a large gray metal warehouse. The man's face changed to bewilderment as he realized that he was surrounded by people packed, shoulder to shoulder, inside this warehouse with him. (A warehouse is a place where things are stored for later use. God declares that the factious, who are judgmental and do what they falsely accuse other of, store up as in a warehouse for themselves wrath from Him. Romans 2:1-8 Wherefore thou art without excuse, O man, whosoever thou art that judgest: for wherein thou judges another, thou condemnest thyself; for thou that judgest dost practise the same things. 2 And we know that the judgment of God is according to truth against them that practise such things. 3 And reckonest thou this, O man, who judgest them that practise such things, and doest the same, that thou shalt escape the judgment of God? 4 Or despisest thou the riches of his goodness and forbearance and longsuffering, not knowing that the goodness of God leadeth thee to repentance? 5 but after thy hardness and impenitent heart treasurest (or storeth) up for thyself wrath in the day of wrath and revelation of the righteous judgment of God; 6 who will render to every man according to his works: 7 to them that by patience in well-doing seek for glory and honor and incorruption, eternal life: 8 but unto them that are factious, and obey not the truth, but obey unrighteousness, shall be wrath and indignation, Suddenly, I was caught up in the Spirit to the ceiling of the warehouse. (As a type of ascending into heavenly places in Christ above all the wickedness, where all needs are supplied by abiding in Christ. Eph.1: 3 Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, who hath blessed us with every spiritual blessing in the heavenly places in Christ.)  The factious apostate man began to look all around in a panic because I had vanished before his eyes. (Notice that Eve, possibly a type of the Bride of the Last Adam, Jesus, was hidden just like in Pam's revelation in part 1 where the Lord said, Tell my people to hide themselves even as you are now hiding. It is disease I am sending. Only you who truly believe in My Saving Power will be safe from this pestilence, for it does not originate from this earth. Many people now drawing breath will be dead in a few short months. (We spoke in the last broadcast about the alien technology and creatures in the so called va/cci/nes.) As I looked down in the Spirit, I was aware that all the people in the warehouse were apostates and had been gathered there for judgement. (An apostate is some one who has fallen away from the covenant as it was given. Men have added to and taken from the eternal covenant and taught others to do so. These are under the curse of the plagues in Rev.22:18  I testify unto every man that heareth the words of the prophecy of this book, if any man shall add unto them, God shall add unto him the plagues which are written in this book: 19 and if any man shall take away from the words of the book of this prophecy, God shall take away his part from the tree of life, and out of the holy city, which are written in this book. Those who have eaten the whole Passover Lamb, which represents having our minds renewed with the true original Word and believe in the blood of the covenant that Jesus shed to save and heal us from the curse on sinners, will escape the plagues. Galatians 3:13 Christ redeemed us from the curse of the law, having become a curse for us; for it is written, Cursed is every one that hangeth on a tree [a cross]: Exo.12: 3 Speak ye unto all the congregation of Israel, saying, In the tenth day of this month they shall take to them every man a lamb, according to their fathers houses, a lamb for a household. 6 and ye shall keep it until the fourteenth day of the same month; and the whole assembly of the congregation of Israel shall kill it at even. 7 And they shall take of the blood, and put it on the two side-posts and on the lintel, upon the houses wherein they shall eat it. [i.e. They shall walk under the blood of the sacrifice by faith] 8 And they shall eat the flesh in that night, roast with fire, and unleavened bread; with bitter herbs they shall eat it. 9 Eat not of it raw, nor boiled at all with water, but roast with fire; its head [the mind of Christ] with its legs [the walk of Christ] and with the inwards [the heart of Christ] thereof. 10 And ye shall let nothing of it remain until the morning; but that which remaineth of it until the morning ye shall burn with fire. [meaning it will be wasted for the destroyer is on his way] 11 And thus shall ye eat it: with your loins girded, your shoes on your feet, and your staff in your hand [ready to leave Egypt]; and ye shall eat it in haste: it is Jehovah's passover. 12 For I will go through the land of Egypt in that night, and will smite all the first-born in the land of Egypt [The first born is the fleshly man. Many of the lost and unbelieving Christians shall die too.], both man and beast; and against all the gods of Egypt I will execute judgments: I am Jehovah.  13 And the blood shall be to you for a token upon the houses where ye are: and when I see the blood, I will pass over you, and there shall no plague be upon you to destroy you, when I smite the land of Egypt. ... 23 For Jehovah will pass through to smite the Egyptians; and when he seeth the blood upon the lintel, and on the two side-posts, Jehovah will pass over the door, and will not suffer the destroyer to come in unto your houses to smite you. Many consider themselves to be under the blood falsely. Heb 10:26-27  For if we sin wilfully after that we have received the knowledge of the truth, there remaineth no more a sacrifice for sins,  27  but a certain fearful expectation of judgment, and a fierceness of fire which shall devour the adversaries. All at once, I saw hundreds maybe even a thousand small, transparent, (or unseen) coral snakes that were red, black, and yellow. (The coral snake has been known as the deadliest snake in North America. It paralyzes your nervous system with lungs and other organs shutting down in as little as a couple of hours. They have enough venom to kill 5 people but their delivery system is not good. Small fangs which they use to chew on a person until they get enough venom into them. (This Represents an injection of a euthanizing agent.) They were falling like light snow would (Like a plague or pestilence sprayed from the sky) and descending upon the wicked people to bite them and take their lives. (Numbers 21:6: And Jehovah sent fiery serpents (Called the fiery flying serpent in Isa.30:6) among the people, and they bit the people; and much people of Israel died.)  The people began to scream and cry out when they realized what was happening. (If the transparent coral venom were spread from the sky, or spiritually from heaven, like the spike protein chemtrails, which can penetrate the skin, it would be an extremely deadly delivery system, possibly like what  A.A. Allen saw, to major population centers. Now this coral venom sounds like the plague in Pam's revelation where there was no antidote. The Lord said to Pam in part 1, No one will have the remedy. I will laugh at the mighty men as they run futilely for their holes. Tell the internet readers to forget their word searches, etc…There is NO REMEDY but ME and ONLY ME. I believe this means that no remedy can be counted on to save from this but Gods. He is in control over who lives and who dies and no vaccine can circumvent or stop him. The condition for immunity to plagues is stated in Exo.15: 26 and he said, If thou wilt diligently hearken to the voice of Jehovah thy God, and wilt do that which is right in his eyes, and wilt give ear to his commandments, and keep all his statutes, I will put none of the diseases upon thee, which I have put upon the Egyptians: for I am Jehovah that healeth thee. Deu 32:39: See now that I, even I, am he, And there is no god with me: I kill, and I make alive; I wound, and I heal; And there is none that can deliver out of my hand.) Like the coral venim, C/19 and its spike protein variants are a lung disease that cuts off breath. So now we have the coral venom and the plague coming from the sky or from heaven. Add to this the fact that the chemtrails are a practiced delivery system that brings lung disease all over the nation. The hospitals are full of people with pneumonia type symptoms that they are now labeling C/19.) Again, In the spirit, I saw what looked like snow flakes beginning to fall through the ceiling of the warehouse. Then the snakes appeared and fell on the people with the "snow". (The "poison with snow" could represent the pestilence that comes from the sky by the hand of God in chemtrails for judgment in the winter time.) (Sounds like it) Maybe the people were repenting when they were crying out as the snakes landed on them. (Some will repent but most won't.) See the revelations about the evil snow. We saw snow here that was made up of tiny capsule looking things that were not flakes and fire did not melt them.) Then I woke up and I asked Father for a word concerning this continuation dream and received by faith at random: Jer.9:23 (in context 21-26), and my finger was on "let not the wise man glory in his wisdom” 21 For death is come up into our windows, it is entered into our palaces; to cut off the children from without, and the young men from the streets. 22 Speak, Thus saith Jehovah, The dead bodies of men shall fall as dung upon the open field, and as the handful after the harvestman; and none shall gather them. 23 Thus saith Jehovah, Let not the wise man glory in his wisdom, neither let the mighty man glory in his might, let not the rich man glory in his riches; ...  25 Behold, the days come, saith Jehovah, that I will punish all them that are circumcised in their uncircumcision: (He will punish the apostates who sow flesh) 26 Egypt, and Judah, and Edom, and the children of Ammon, and Moab, and all that have the corners of their hair cut off, that dwell in the wilderness; for all the nations are uncircumcised, and all the house of Israel are uncircumcised in heart.   His Angels Shall Gather Out of His Kingdom All That Cause Stumbling Joshua - 10/13/21 (David's notes in red) Joshua said, "About 2 or 3 months ago, I had a bizarre dream. I can't forget it and it keeps coming to mind." I dreamed that I was in a small, dark, derelict classroom in the Far East. It was very dimly lit by indirect light coming from weak light bulbs or candlelight. (Derelict means: delinquent, slack, irresponsible, lax, undependable, unreliable, etc… This classroom represents the Genghis Khan Spirit Deception in the DS church and government which we will discuss in the following revelations.) In the room were two Asian children about 10 years of age or so. (According to bible study.org The number 10 signifies testimony, law, responsibility and the completeness of order.)  I (Joshua, meaning: "Yahweh is salvation”) was in the room as a teacher. (The Man-child will teach many the truth and the good news of the gospel during the first 3 1/2 years of the tribulation). In my hands was the album from the satanic, hard rock, band Black Sabbath. It was their first album also titled "Black Sabbath". (Note: I have NEVER listened to that album and have never been a fan of Black Sabbath at all.) (This represents a very dark, evil entity. It probably by its name represents those in darkness under the law. As we will see this black sabbath represents those ruled by principalities and powers in heaven and on earth.) I and the Asian children were looking at it and I was identifying it as Satanic. (The Man-child will teach God's elect the difference between good and evil; between what is leavened and worldly and what is unleavened and heavenly. I think this dream is about to happen. The Satanists of the DS elite and faction in the Church have killed multitudes with their evil. The DS are invading the southern border with enemies right now and shooting has begun.) Suddenly, there was a very loud roar of a rushing wind; the sound was distorting my hearing, but, strangely, nothing was being blown; but the shaking was distinct and could be felt. In the dream I understood that “This is God's judgement falling”. (This could represent the end-time revival that is going to fall upon God's people as well as a storm of judgment that is falling upon the DS in the Church and state.) Then the album instantly disappeared from my hands and I was left there standing with the children and we were trying to remember what we were doing, like when you walk into a room for a purpose and then forget what you went in there for. (With the spiritual warfare backing by people of faith, the Alliance is doing a masterful job of removing many and prosecuting them in military tribunals. What we are hearing: The militaries of the Alliance are continuing the job of draining this swamp. They have been practicing and will agree to make a fake WWlll as an excuse to come together. However they will go after the remaining DS governments and people but the job is huge and without God cannot be done. The Man-child is coming to fight the Edomite factions and drive them out as David did in scripture.) There was absolutely no trace or memory of the album. It was like the evil had been supernaturally removed without the slightest disturbance or speck left over. Then I woke up. (They will suddenly be like a distant memory; gone away without a trace. PTL !!  God has promised to utterly destroy the DS in the Church and government.) I thought of verses like Proverbs 2:21, For the upright will live in the land, and the blameless will remain in it; 22 but the wicked will be cut off from the land, and the unfaithful will be torn from it. And Mat 13:41  The Son of man shall send forth his angels, and they shall gather out of his kingdom all things that cause stumbling, and them that do iniquity, etc. If God's judgement falls soon and in this way, I will be thankful if the evil and the minions of evil are removed.   Genghis Khan Spirit Deception in the Church (1) Eve Brast - 12/25/2011 (David's notes in red) In a dream I saw many people being deceived by a much more powerful and deceptive evil principality called a Genghis Khan spirit. It will be worse than the false revival Kundalini eastern spirit. (Genghis Khan was the Mongol who led legions of demon-possessed men to conquer most of Eurasia by the edge of the sword, massacring whole populations, about 40 million people. The factious in Church and state are eugenicists just like this. Genghis is still worshipped by many in Mongolia, so he could represent here a religious spirit. No doubt this is a spirit that will bring spiritual death, conquering multitudes of Christians, like the Kundalini spirit's false revival. This new factious spirit conquers people by the sword or WORDS, written or spoken, which makes it much more dangerous than the Kundalini spirit, which was mostly imparted by laying on of hands. These words are in the form of unforgiveness, bitterness, back-stabbing, criticism, slander, gossip, railing, lying, perversion, witchcraft, voodoo, etc.) I was shaking my head in disappointment as I watched the people act like they were in love with this spirit; it was like a worldwide orgy. (The true people of God who stay with the truth of His Word won't be overtaken, even with this deception.) This is all I was shown. (We have been shown many times that this is a worldwide attack on the saints by apostates. The corporate beast spirit from the abyss is coming forth to enter the sons of perdition [Judases] and use them to conquer and make war on the true Christians. {Rev.17:8} The beast that thou sawest was, and is not; and is about to come up out of the abyss, and to go into perdition. And they that dwell on the earth shall wonder, [they] whose name hath not been written in the book of life from the foundation of the world, when they behold the beast, how that he was, and is not, and shall come. As the Word says, a great falling away to strong delusion is upon us. I asked the Father what this Genghis Khan Spirit was or what it represented and when I opened my Bible my finger was on: (1Jn. 2:22) Who is the liar but who denieth that Jesus is the Christ? This is the antichrist, even who denieth the Father and the Son. (Antichrist spirits always deny the true Jesus and Word. The rest of this text tells the whole story. {2:18} Little children, it is the last hour: and as ye heard that antichrist cometh, even now have there arisen many antichrists; whereby we know that it is the last hour. {19} They went out from us, but they were not of us; for if they had been of us, they would have continued with us: but [they went out], that they might be made manifest that they all are not of us. [Notice that many antichrists in this "last hour" will separate from us because they do not belong with the true Church due to their corrupt leavened nature. In this they deny the Father and Son (verse 22) because they deny the true Word given from the beginning in order to abide in Christ, which is eternal life.] {24} As for you, let that abide in you which ye heard from the beginning. If that which ye heard from the beginning abide in you, ye also shall abide in the Son, and in the Father. {25} And this is the promise which he promised us, [even] the life eternal. {26} These things have I written unto you concerning them that would lead you astray.   Genghis Khan Spirit Deception in the Government (2) Eve Brast - 12/29/11 (David's notes in red) In the dream above, I saw many Christians being deceived by a very powerful and deceptive evil principality called a Genghis Khan spirit. I had seen that this spirit is manifesting in the factious who kill by the sword of slander and now below I am seeing it also is taking over a beast government. (There has always been a beast government to back up the factious, religious government. Jesus' time was a good example of this.)  I had seen a cleansing of the true church by this spirit rising up in apostates to separate them from the Man-child and Bride, but also now, in the revelation below, I see a global shift and transfer of secular governmental power in the spirit realm to this Genghis Khan spirit. As I was laying down to sleep, I asked the Father to show me more about the Genghis Khan spirit in a dream or vision. As I was laying in bed, praying in the Spirit, He gave me this vision on 12/29/11: I was high above Earth, looking down from a southern viewpoint toward the North at the Asian continent where Russia and China are. It was dark upon the earth. Suddenly, I saw something dark rising up from beneath the Asian continent, from the center where Mongolia is located (where Genghis Khan came from). The Spirit told me that Mongolia is the opening to the womb between the two legs of Russia and China and this spirit is rising up in and coming forth from them. Its back rose out first, hunched like a mountain; then its head and shoulders came out bowed down toward the east; then its arms and finally its legs. It stayed kneeling down on one knee toward the east, bracing itself with its arms and hands -- one on Russia and the other on China (similar to the stance runners have at the start of a race). (This Genghis Khan spirit is a spiritual type of a conquering Beast spirit ruling in the world and in the Church faction.) It had a human form with sharp nails on its fingers, pointed ears and a bald head. Heaven gave it permission to raise its head and take its first breath and as it opened its mouth and drew in a large breath, some more stars were sucked into its mouth from the night sky, along with the breath it inhaled. (The Dragon Beast drew a third of the stars represents by the seed of Abraham to the earth. The precursor Mark in the va/cci/nes is doing this to by changing DNA.)  I could see very sharp top and bottom canine teeth. (Just as the secular beast has physical power to devour the saints, so does the religious beast have spiritual power to devour the saints. (Psa.37:12) The wicked plotteth against the just, And gnasheth upon him with his teeth. (57:4) My soul is among lions; I lie among them that are set on fire, Even the sons of men, whose teeth are spears and arrows, And their tongue a sharp sword.) This spirit was very black with many stars in it. (Abraham's seed are "as the stars of heaven” and they are falling by the work of this spirit. This changing of the DNA is to humble people to the DS.)  It looked like the mirror image of the night sky inside it. It didn't stand up, but if it had, the earth under its feet would have looked like a large beach ball. It was gigantic. (Genghis Khan is a world-conquering spirit of the beast in the secular realm, just as it is in the religious realm. Genghis was a merciless murderer of men like faction and slander is a murderer of souls.) I later asked the Father for a verse for this vision of the Genghis Khan spirit and my finger fell on: (Eze. 21:24) Therefore thus saith the Lord: Because ye have made your iniquity to be remembered, in that your transgressions are uncovered, so that in all your doings your sins do appear; because that ye are come to remembrance, ye shall be taken with the hand (There is no covering for Unforgiveness, bitterness, hatred and retaliation, which is the nature of those who have this spirit and God does not forgive or forget their sins for this reason. In verses 11 and 12 of this text, God says the sword "is upon all the princes of Israel", meaning the apostate leadership of God's people.), (25) And thou, O deadly wounded wicked one, the prince of Israel, whose day is come, in the time of the iniquity of the end, (26) thus saith the Lord: remove the mitre, and take off the crown; this shall be no more the same; exalt that which is low, and abase that which is high. (This is clear that this spirit is in an apostate leadership of God's people in the end and they will be spiritually wounded and lose their crown being removed from their high position over any true people of God.)  When I read the last part of this scripture, the Spirit brought to my remembrance what Mary, who brought forth the Man-child, said: (Luk.1:51) He hath showed strength with his arm; He hath scattered the proud in the imagination of their heart. (52) He hath put down princes from their thrones, And hath exalted them of low degree. (Again, this was spoken of the removal of the apostates over the true people of God by the coming of the Man-child ministry, as the next part of the vision shows.) Right after this, I saw the upper half of a giant woman in the heavens with long blonde hair and very fair skin cradling a newborn with golden hair in her right arm. (The worldwide woman and true Church having brought forth the Man-child ministry.) Light from heaven was shining down upon them. (I only saw her profile and the top of the newborn's head.) She was also facing east (toward the coming of the Son), looking down at her baby, her white garment lowered off her right shoulder in preparation to nurse Him. And a clear vial filled with golden oil appeared without hands and poured oil onto the infant's mouth and onto the woman's right breast. Then she brought the baby to her breast to nurse Him. (This Man-child will partake of the oil and gold of heaven -- the anointing and nature of Jesus.) I asked the Father for a verse concerning the vision of the woman and my finger fell on : (Psa.128:3) Thy wife shall be as a fruitful vine, In the innermost parts of thy house; Thy children like olive plants, round about thy table. This whole Psalm is awesome! (God will prosper the woman Church to bear fruit in the wilderness, in spite of the dragon of Genghis Khan trying to destroy her and her Man-child. Escaping this evil is for them a Passover of the Destroyer before leaving Egypt for the wilderness. It is the Man-child escaping the dragon which is trying to devour them.) These two events seem again to be happening almost simultaneously or very close together but they are both under the Father's sovereign control! Claire also had a recent dream about the “Mongolian Beast kingdom” Here is a portion of it:   The ‘Mongolian' Beast Kingdom Claire Pienaar - 6/1/21 (David's notes in red) I dreamed of Mongolia all night. The word was said over and over in my mind. (I believe this represents the Genghis Khan Spirit referenced in the dreams above.) In the dream I was traveling there. (She was going into a revelation of the governmental form of this Beast.) I was talking to British generals. They were dressed in black and red military uniforms and explaining to me why they had named it Mongolia. (Black and red are the colors of anarchy and also the Dragon Beast.) Then I was talking to a blonde woman who had adopted boys from Mongolia and wanted to place them in the right grade. (This could represent the bride in Eve's revelation above who not only gives birth to the Man-child company but also nourishes God's elect who come out of this Beast system.)   Then I was talking with Riaan about how to get there and we decided motorbikes would be best. Then I woke up. (Motorbikes have 2 wheels and require balance and forward movement in order to ride them. They also represent having an eye that is single and full of light representing sanctification. This is the best way to have God's provision and protection against this Beast.) (It is interesting that Genghis Khan established the Mongol Empire in 1206, which became the largest entirely connected (contiguous) empire in history. It occupied approximately 22% of all land on Earth. It might well be a type and shadow of the world-wide beast kingdom that we're currently in.)   White Washed Sepulchers Full of Dead Men's Bones Marilyn Klinke - 10/12/21 (David's notes in red) I believe the Man-child is going to overrule the DS politicians and turn this thing in our favor soon. We have been casting down the DS attempts to delay this thing. The DS politicians are in white because they want us to believe they are our benefactors but they are demon possessed and antichrist. I dreamed I was in a place like a state or federal capital building. I saw a few politicians that I recognized, mainly from the Bush family. (The Bush family were all Republicans. This could represent the “Right Wing" Republican Party politicians.) (The politicians were also dressed mostly in white. (Representing, "white washed sepulchers full of dead men's bones”; hypocrites, Matt 23:27-28 Woe unto you, scribes and Pharisees, hypocrites! for ye are like unto whited sepulchres, which outwardly appear beautiful, but inwardly are full of dead men's bones, and of all uncleanness. 28 Even so ye also outwardly appear righteous unto men, but inwardly ye are full of hypocrisy and iniquity.) (As I have shared, the DS Babylonish Beast is being conquered by Cyrus who represented the Medio-Persian Beast. We are merely moving from one Beast to another. We are in agreement with Cyrus/Trump in that he is conquering the previous Beast, who is intent on killing God's people.  Trump is using their ill-gotten gains to build the kingdom. The time will come that we will be separated from the new age people on the right who are representing this beast and tolerate us for their purpose of bringing in their “1000 years of peace”.  The book of Revelation which they discount is coming instead for "There is no peace, saith Jehovah, to the wicked" Isa 48:22.  They will be alienated from us for our strictly Christian stance.  Act 4:12  And in none other is there salvation: for neither is there any other name under heaven, that is given among men, wherein we must be saved. Their pre-cursor of the mark is turning hearts to the Beast and against us by changing their DNA. Mat 24:9  Then shall they deliver you up unto tribulation, and shall kill you: and ye shall be hated of all the nations for my name's sake.  I saw Jesus, dressed in white, sitting in a chair and watching what was going on. The politicians were completely oblivious to the presence of Jesus. (The politicians right and left overwhelmingly do not serve the one true God and this is why they are oblivious to His Presence. Jesus is always watching. He and the Father are in complete control of all vessels of honor and dishonor. Father uses them all for His purposes and His ends. Isa. 45:6-7 ...I am Jehovah, and there is none else. 7 I form the light, and create darkness; I make peace, and create evil. I am Jehovah, that doeth all these things.) Jesus then handed me a clipboard with a printed page of writing. I don't remember what was written, but I know that there were 3 paragraphs and the first 3 words of each paragraph were in bold type. I knew that the bold type words were the names of 3 men and what followed each of their names, was an account of their individual lives and why Jesus had chosen them to be on this list. I think the 3 men listed on the page were there, but sitting, very quiet and humble. (These 3 men represent the completeness of the Man-child reformers whom Jesus is anointing to do His work. The White Hat Alliance leaders and politicians will ultimately fail in their goals because they do not pray to, nor worship, the one true God and are not on His side. According to bible study.org: The number 3 is used 467 times in the Bible. It pictures completeness, though to a lesser degree than 7. The meaning of this number derives from the fact that it is the first of four spiritually perfect numerals (the others being 7, 10 and 12). The 3 righteous patriarchs before the flood were Abel, Enoch and Noah. After the deluge there was the righteous "fathers" Abraham, Isaac and Jacob (later renamed Israel). These men were being anointed by Jesus to do His work. Jesus then told me to read what was written on the page. I was told to read aloud, but the politicians were not listening at all. Then I woke up. (The “white washed” politicians are not listening to the one true God and His Son Jesus. This is why their plans will fail. In Eve's dream of the Trump/David Parallel  it was the Man-child David's that showed up for the press conference and ordered the mass arrest of the criminals in the DS church and state. Everyone was expecting Trump to make his acceptance speech at the podium but he never showed up. We believed that this was going to be in reference to the 2020 election that ended up being stolen by the Democrats. I believe this was for the purpose of showing the world the evil of Communism.  The Man-child will be the one to conquer the Edomite factions of Church and state and bring all the glory to God and His Kingdom. Isa 40:10  Behold, the Lord Jehovah will come as a mighty one, and his arm will rule for him: Behold, his reward is with him, and his recompense before him.)  I received by faith at random for this dream, Job 20:19-20. 19 Because he hath oppressed and forsaken the poor; because he hath violently taken away a house which he builded not. 20 Surely he shall not feel quietness in his belly, he shall not save of that which he desired. (The whole chapter speaks of judgement on the wicked.) I know Father sees everything. It is such a comfort to believe that nothing is hidden from Him, even though the wicked are oblivious and their evil plans mock God. He hears the prayers of His people and is sending His anointed ones in the Man-child ministry. I pray and believe everyday for this. If it's not today, then we are one day closer to the fulfillment.    Slander Adversaries Against UBM Deb Horton - 10/12/21 (David's notes in red)   I had a dream this morning that shows the attack of the slanderers against the David's and UBM.     In a dream I was shown an intersection of John Dodd Road. (This intersection is where I was previously shown the broken traffic light. (A broken traffic light represents the breakdown in the laws that offer people direction and guidance. Our governmental authorities have descended into lawlessness just like the factious in the Church do when they reject God's commands in His Word.) I drive past this intersection on John Dodd Rd. multiple times on a daily basis. John" means "the Lord has been gracious," (He has certainly been patient with the factious.) But, according to Dictionary.com Dodd has multiple meanings, which are, "to praise or celebrate, to gather together, to seize by or as if by authority..." (This sure sounds like the factious.) Wikipedia says, “The surname Dodd may also be derived from the Old English word "dydrian," which means deceiver or rascal, or from the word "dod," which means to make bare or to cut off.”) (I believe this “John Dodd intersection represents a fork in the road we travel in life. We can choose the way of grace and repentance and obedience to the Word of God or we can choose our own self-willed ways and be cut off; like the branches that didn't abide in the vine who is Jesus.) The street to my left was Avanti St. (Representing the way of the goats. Jesus put the goats on His left.) ("Avanti" is Italian for "come on, forward, onward, in front," but it's just a short dead-end street that takes you around to the Amazon Warehouse Distribution Center. "Amazons" were "a race of female warriors of Greek mythology.” Is a woman going to lead this factious attack? Or does this refer to the Jezebel spirit behind the attacks? A Jezebel spirit can be quite seductive.)   The street to my right was Derrick Rd. ("Derrick" actually has a Hebrew counterpart. It's the Strong's H1870 meaning: "road, distance, journey, manner," but it is translated 382 times as "way." UBM is guiding people to walk in the Way. The meaning of Derrick is "power of the tribe, ruler of the people”. (Representing the Man-child ministries.)  A "derrick" is "a hoisting apparatus employing a tackle rigged at the end of a beam." UBM is trying to lift people out of the dirt by feeding them the unleavened bread of the pure Word of God which will wash us whiter than snow.)  I knew, in the dream, the time of day was immediately after sunset when it's getting dark but you can still see a few details, and I was looking at the corner of John Dodd and Derrick. (Spiritually speaking, it is getting very dark with all the deceptions flying around in order to try to deceive even the elect of God. But they won't succeed because the elect love the truth and are enlightened by the wisdom of God's Holy Spirit that lives in us and guides us into all truth with His discernment.) In real life, there is a row of large trees running down John Dodd and then one large tree just past the corner turning right onto Derrick. But in the dream, there was a small group of trees of various sizes filling in the corner. (Representing UBM local; trees represent ‘men'.)  I saw that there were piles of fresh dirt heaped up in the spaces between the trees. (The word dirt is slang for "scandalous, malicious, or incriminating gossip and slander”)  I don't remember if the dirt stopped just before the trees or if any of the trees were touched by the dirt, and I wondered why anyone would do that because if too much dirt is piled up around a tree, then it girdles the tree, which causes the protective bark to rot and the tree dies. Then I woke up. (The factious leaders and their followers have tried for many years to heap up dirt around UBM and kill the ministry and individuals with their lies and slander, but the Lord has said they will not succeed because this is His ministry and He desires “David's house" for His dwelling place. Eve said concerning a previous revelation, "I asked Father concerning some of David's questions. One was about David's house.” And Father said, (Speaking to David) “Do not be anxious or troubled concerning the house. I have desired it for My dwelling place…   I asked the Father to give me another word by faith at random concerning the house and my finger was on Psa. 68:16, Why look ye askance, ye high mountains, At the mountain which God hath desired for his abode? Yea, Jehovah will dwell in it for ever.) In this case the house of David is the Man-child's house meaning his heritage and offspring.)  The verse that I received by faith at random this morning after this dream was, Jer. 51:51  We are confounded, because we have heard reproach; confusion hath covered our faces: for strangers are come into the sanctuaries of Jehovah's house. This is like Eve's dream of the Factious dog's judgement and their shame and executions. Like Edom's blood staining the Lords garment when he slaughtered them. I asked the lord a few years ago if he would hit them before they hit us and got a YES. Here is what came to me:  Mic 4:9-13  Now why dost thou cry out aloud? Is there no king in thee, is thy counsellor perished, that pangs have taken hold of thee as of a woman in travail?  10  Be in pain, and labor to bring forth, O daughter of Zion, like a woman in travail;(MAN-CHILD COMES) for now shalt thou go forth out of the city, and shalt dwell in the field, and shalt come even unto Babylon: there shalt thou be rescued; there will Jehovah redeem thee from the hand of thine enemies.  11  And now many nations are assembled against thee, that say, Let her be defiled, and let our eye see our desire upon Zion.  12  But they know not the thoughts of Jehovah, neither understand they his counsel; for he hath gathered them as the sheaves to the threshing-floor.  13  Arise and thresh, O daughter of Zion; for I will make thy horn iron, and I will make thy hoofs brass; and thou shalt beat in pieces many peoples: and I will devote their gain unto Jehovah, and their substance unto the Lord of the whole earth.   Select LanguageAfrikaansAlbanianAmharicArabicArmenianAzerbaijaniBasqueBelarusianBengaliBosnianBulgarianCatalanCebuanoChichewaChinese (Simplified)Chinese (Traditional)CorsicanCroatianCzechDanishDutchEsperantoEstonianFilipinoFinnishFrenchFrisianGalicianGeorgianGermanGreekGujaratiHaitian CreoleHausaHawaiianHebrewHindiHmongHungarianIcelandicIgboIndonesianIrishItalianJapaneseJavaneseKannadaKazakhKhmerKinyarwandaKoreanKurdish (Kurmanji)KyrgyzLaoLatinLatvianLithuanianLuxembourgishMacedonianMalagasyMalayMalayalamMalteseMaoriMarathiMongolianMyanmar (Burmese)NepaliNorwegianOdia (Oriya)PashtoPersianPolishPortuguesePunjabiRomanianRussianSamoanScots GaelicSerbianSesothoShonaSindhiSinhalaSlovakSlovenianSomaliSpanishSundaneseSwahiliSwedishTajikTamilTatarTeluguThaiTurkishTurkmenUkrainianUrduUyghurUzbekVietnameseWelshXhosaYiddishYorubaZulu Powered by Translate Printer-friendly version

Self Publish -N- 30 Days
SPECIAL EDITION REPLAY "Rumi's Daughter" Darren M. Palmer Interviews Meral Alizada

Self Publish -N- 30 Days

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 24, 2021 24:14


RNZ: Saturday Morning
Susan Thornton: Taiwan tensions raise heat on US-China relationship

RNZ: Saturday Morning

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 22, 2021 22:10


Tensions between China and Taiwan have been described as the worst in 40 years after the Chinese air force intensified its overflights into the Taiwanese air defence zone earlier this month. Susan Thornton spent nearly 30 years working on Eurasia and East Asia for the US state department. Currently she is a senior fellow at Yale Law School's Paul Tsai China Center.

RNZ: Saturday Morning
Susan Thornton: Taiwan tensions rise for the US and China

RNZ: Saturday Morning

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 22, 2021 22:10


Tensions between China and Taiwan have been described as the worst in 40 years after the Chinese air force intensified its overflights into the Taiwanese air defence zone earlier this month. Susan Thornton spent nearly 30 years working on Eurasia and East Asia for the US state department. Currently she is a senior fellow at Yale Law School's Paul Tsai China Center.

Defense & Aerospace Report
Defense & Aerospace Podcast [Washington Roundtable Oct 22, 21]

Defense & Aerospace Report

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 22, 2021 48:23


On this Washington Roundtable episode of the Defense & Aerospace Report Podcast, sponsored by Bell, our guests are Dov Zakheim, PhD, former DoD comptroller, now with the Center for Strategic and International Studies, Todd Harrison of the Center for Strategic and International Studies, Dr. Evelyn Farkas, a former deputy assistant secretary of defense for Russia, Ukraine and Eurasia who is now the president of Farkas Global Strategies and Chris Servello, a founder of Provision Advisors public relations firm (and Defense and Aerospace team member). Topics: — Congressional budget update as House and Senate appropriators hone in on 2022 Pentagon plus up — Sifting the fact and fiction from China's hypersonic missile tests earlier this summer — North Korea's test firing of its first submarine-launched ballistic missile — Ensuring Washington retains focus on Russia as it turns greater attention to China — Importance of the first ever meeting between Josep Burrell, the EU's foreign affairs and security policy high representative, and Deputy Defense Secretary Kathleen Hicks — President Biden's statement that US has a commitment to support Taiwan in the event of an attack by China — Analysis of the US Navy's investigation into the fire that devastated the amphibious assault ship Bonhomme Richard

GZero World with Ian Bremmer
Special Edition: Shifting Balance, Shifting Priorities: Where Work Goes Next

GZero World with Ian Bremmer

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 21, 2021 29:38


The nature of work had already been changing long before the global pandemic accelerated trends around flexible work, remote work technology, and the gig economy. While some industries and workers have benefitted from these changes, others have been left behind - including many women who dropped out of the workforce due to family concerns, or service-industry professionals whose jobs evaporated.  The latest episode of Living Beyond Borders, a special podcast series from GZERO brought to you by Citi Private Bank, looks in depth at the future of work and how the latest trends will change business, the economy, and the global political balance. Moderated by Caitlin Dean, Head of the Geostrategy Practice at Eurasia Group, this episode features Ida Liu, Global Head of Private Banking at Citi Global Wealth and Alexander Kazan, Chief Commercial Officer at Eurasia Group.

New Books in Political Science
Edward Schatz, "Slow Anti-Americanism: Social Movements and Symbolic Politics in Central Asia" (Stanford UP, 2021)

New Books in Political Science

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 14, 2021 48:02


I could not think of a better way to start my tenure as host of New Books in Central Asian Studies than discussing Slow Anti-Americanism: Social Movements & Symbolic Politics in Central Asia (Stanford University Press 2021) with its author, Prof Edward Schatz from the University of Toronto. The book offers a privileged vantage point to assess the political relevance that symbols--in this case those emanated by the United States--continue to hold vis-à-vis attitudes, agendas, and strategies of social movements. The book is rich in details, showcases the results of an exciting long-term research agenda, and does a fantastic job in tracing the long, slow trajectory of anti-American sentiments in post-Soviet Central Asia, focusing on how the many shifts in the US regional image have been observed, digested, and acted upon by three audiences as diverse as Islamic activists, social mobilisers, and labour activists. This is a timely book, one that will have even more resonance now that Central Asia has entered the post-US era.  Edward Schatz is Associate Professor of Political Science at the University of Toronto. His previous books include Paradox of Power: The Logics of State Weakness in Eurasia (2017) and Political Ethnography: What Immersion Contributes to the Study of Power (2009). Luca Anceschi is Professor of Eurasian Studies at the University of Glasgow, where he also edits Europe-Asia Studies. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices Support our show by becoming a premium member! https://newbooksnetwork.supportingcast.fm/political-science

New Books in Central Asian Studies
Edward Schatz, "Slow Anti-Americanism: Social Movements and Symbolic Politics in Central Asia" (Stanford UP, 2021)

New Books in Central Asian Studies

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 14, 2021 48:02


I could not think of a better way to start my tenure as host of New Books in Central Asian Studies than discussing Slow Anti-Americanism: Social Movements & Symbolic Politics in Central Asia (Stanford University Press 2021) with its author, Prof Edward Schatz from the University of Toronto. The book offers a privileged vantage point to assess the political relevance that symbols--in this case those emanated by the United States--continue to hold vis-à-vis attitudes, agendas, and strategies of social movements. The book is rich in details, showcases the results of an exciting long-term research agenda, and does a fantastic job in tracing the long, slow trajectory of anti-American sentiments in post-Soviet Central Asia, focusing on how the many shifts in the US regional image have been observed, digested, and acted upon by three audiences as diverse as Islamic activists, social mobilisers, and labour activists. This is a timely book, one that will have even more resonance now that Central Asia has entered the post-US era.  Edward Schatz is Associate Professor of Political Science at the University of Toronto. His previous books include Paradox of Power: The Logics of State Weakness in Eurasia (2017) and Political Ethnography: What Immersion Contributes to the Study of Power (2009). Luca Anceschi is Professor of Eurasian Studies at the University of Glasgow, where he also edits Europe-Asia Studies. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices Support our show by becoming a premium member! https://newbooksnetwork.supportingcast.fm/central-asian-studies

New Books in American Studies
Edward Schatz, "Slow Anti-Americanism: Social Movements and Symbolic Politics in Central Asia" (Stanford UP, 2021)

New Books in American Studies

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 14, 2021 48:02


I could not think of a better way to start my tenure as host of New Books in Central Asian Studies than discussing Slow Anti-Americanism: Social Movements & Symbolic Politics in Central Asia (Stanford University Press 2021) with its author, Prof Edward Schatz from the University of Toronto. The book offers a privileged vantage point to assess the political relevance that symbols--in this case those emanated by the United States--continue to hold vis-à-vis attitudes, agendas, and strategies of social movements. The book is rich in details, showcases the results of an exciting long-term research agenda, and does a fantastic job in tracing the long, slow trajectory of anti-American sentiments in post-Soviet Central Asia, focusing on how the many shifts in the US regional image have been observed, digested, and acted upon by three audiences as diverse as Islamic activists, social mobilisers, and labour activists. This is a timely book, one that will have even more resonance now that Central Asia has entered the post-US era.  Edward Schatz is Associate Professor of Political Science at the University of Toronto. His previous books include Paradox of Power: The Logics of State Weakness in Eurasia (2017) and Political Ethnography: What Immersion Contributes to the Study of Power (2009). Luca Anceschi is Professor of Eurasian Studies at the University of Glasgow, where he also edits Europe-Asia Studies. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices Support our show by becoming a premium member! https://newbooksnetwork.supportingcast.fm/american-studies

New Books in Russian and Eurasian Studies
Edward Schatz, "Slow Anti-Americanism: Social Movements and Symbolic Politics in Central Asia" (Stanford UP, 2021)

New Books in Russian and Eurasian Studies

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 14, 2021 48:02


I could not think of a better way to start my tenure as host of New Books in Central Asian Studies than discussing Slow Anti-Americanism: Social Movements & Symbolic Politics in Central Asia (Stanford University Press 2021) with its author, Prof Edward Schatz from the University of Toronto. The book offers a privileged vantage point to assess the political relevance that symbols--in this case those emanated by the United States--continue to hold vis-à-vis attitudes, agendas, and strategies of social movements. The book is rich in details, showcases the results of an exciting long-term research agenda, and does a fantastic job in tracing the long, slow trajectory of anti-American sentiments in post-Soviet Central Asia, focusing on how the many shifts in the US regional image have been observed, digested, and acted upon by three audiences as diverse as Islamic activists, social mobilisers, and labour activists. This is a timely book, one that will have even more resonance now that Central Asia has entered the post-US era.  Edward Schatz is Associate Professor of Political Science at the University of Toronto. His previous books include Paradox of Power: The Logics of State Weakness in Eurasia (2017) and Political Ethnography: What Immersion Contributes to the Study of Power (2009). Luca Anceschi is Professor of Eurasian Studies at the University of Glasgow, where he also edits Europe-Asia Studies. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices Support our show by becoming a premium member! https://newbooksnetwork.supportingcast.fm/russian-studies

New Books Network
Edward Schatz, "Slow Anti-Americanism: Social Movements and Symbolic Politics in Central Asia" (Stanford UP, 2021)

New Books Network

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 14, 2021 48:02


I could not think of a better way to start my tenure as host of New Books in Central Asian Studies than discussing Slow Anti-Americanism: Social Movements & Symbolic Politics in Central Asia (Stanford University Press 2021) with its author, Prof Edward Schatz from the University of Toronto. The book offers a privileged vantage point to assess the political relevance that symbols--in this case those emanated by the United States--continue to hold vis-à-vis attitudes, agendas, and strategies of social movements. The book is rich in details, showcases the results of an exciting long-term research agenda, and does a fantastic job in tracing the long, slow trajectory of anti-American sentiments in post-Soviet Central Asia, focusing on how the many shifts in the US regional image have been observed, digested, and acted upon by three audiences as diverse as Islamic activists, social mobilisers, and labour activists. This is a timely book, one that will have even more resonance now that Central Asia has entered the post-US era.  Edward Schatz is Associate Professor of Political Science at the University of Toronto. His previous books include Paradox of Power: The Logics of State Weakness in Eurasia (2017) and Political Ethnography: What Immersion Contributes to the Study of Power (2009). Luca Anceschi is Professor of Eurasian Studies at the University of Glasgow, where he also edits Europe-Asia Studies. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices Support our show by becoming a premium member! https://newbooksnetwork.supportingcast.fm/new-books-network

Hablemos de Derecho Internacional (HDI)
Dr. Paulo Botta - Conflicto Israel-Palestino: Colisión del Pasado Presente y Futuro (Premium)

Hablemos de Derecho Internacional (HDI)

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 14, 2021 32:40


En este episodio Edgardo Sobenes conversa con el Dr. Paulo Botta sobre la historia geopolítica del conflicto Israel-Palestino. El Dr. Botta inicia comentándonos desde la perspectiva árabe e israelí la historia detrás del conflicto Israel-Palestino. Se expande sobre el significado histórico y actual del sionismo, y su papel en la definición del conflicto. Nos habla sobre la realidad geopolítica de la región a inicios del siglo 20, el reconocimiento del Estado Judío, la Organización para la Liberación de Palestina, Fatah, y Hamás.El Prof. Botta nos comenta sobre el papel de los países árabes en el conflicto,  y como estos lo han influenciado. Elabora sobre los procesos de paz que han tenido lugar, sus actores, y resultados, los procesos de negociación históricos y actuales, y las posibles soluciones. Nos ofrece de forma magistral una imagen del sistema de gobierno israelí, y finaliza compartiendo su visión sobre la salida de Netanyahu, la llegada de Naftali Bennett, la salida de Trump, la llegada de Biden, y  Mahmoud Abbas.Membresía del Podcast  https://www.hablemosdi.com/contenido-premium Acerca del Dr. Paulo Botta Doctor y Diplomado de Estudios Avanzados por la Universidad Complutense de Madrid. Licenciado en Relaciones Internacionales por la Universidad Católica de Córdoba. Profesor Pro-Titular y Director del Programa Ejecutivo en Medio Oriente Contemporáneo de la Universidad Católica de Argentina. Profesor Titular de la Escuela de Estudios Orientales de la Universidad del Salvador. Investigador Principal en la carrera de Docente Investigador Científico Tecnológico de la Universidad de la Defensa Nacional en el ámbito de la Escuela Superior de Guerra Conjunta y la Escuela Superior de Guerra Aérea. Coordinador del Departamento de Eurasia del Instituto de Relaciones Internacionales de la Universidad Nacional de La Plata. Investigador Senior (No Residente) del Institute for Global Studies (Roma, Italia). Presidente de la Fundación Centro de Estudios del Medio Oriente Contemporáneo, y Miembro del Consejo Argentino para las Relaciones Internacionales. Support the show (https://www.patreon.com/hablemosDI)

Keen On Democracy
Fiona Hill on the Increasingly Russian Way of Life in America

Keen On Democracy

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 13, 2021 45:35


In this episode of “Keen On”, Andrew is joined by Fiona Hill, the author of “There is Nothing for You Here: Finding Opportunity in the Twenty-First Century”, to reveal how declining opportunity has set America on the grim path of modern Russia. Fiona Hill is the Robert Bosch senior fellow in the Center on the United States and Europe in the Foreign Policy program at Brookings. She recently served as deputy assistant to the president and senior director for European and Russian affairs on the National Security Council from 2017 to 2019. From 2006 to 2009, she served as national intelligence officer for Russia and Eurasia at The National Intelligence Council. Visit our website: https://lithub.com/story-type/keen-on/ Email Andrew: a.keen@me.com Watch the show live on Twitter: https://twitter.com/ajkeen Watch the show live on LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/ankeen/ Watch the show live on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/lithub Watch the show on YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/c/LiteraryHub/videos Subscribe to Andrew's newsletter: https://andrew2ec.substack.com/ Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

The Coffee Hour from KFUO Radio
Theological Education in Latvia

The Coffee Hour from KFUO Radio

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 13, 2021 24:15


The Rev. Dr. Cory Rajek, who serves the Lord in Latvia with the LCMS Office of International Mission, joins Andy and Sarah to talk about what led him and his family to the mission field, the preparations they've been doing in order to deploy to the field, the amazing theological education work being done in Latvia and the Eurasia region, the history of Lutheranism in Latvia, and what they're looking forward to doing when they arrives in Latvia. Read their story and how to support their work at lcms.org/rajek.

The John Batchelor Show
1758: #StateThinking: Russian energy dominates West as well as East Eurasia. @MaryKissel Former Senior Adviser to Secretary of State Mike Pompeo. Executive VP Stephens Inc.

The John Batchelor Show

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 13, 2021 9:50


Photo: No known restrictions on publication. CBS Eye on the World with John Batchelor CBS Audio Network @Batchelorshow #StateThinking: Russian energy dominates West as well as East Eurasia. @MaryKissel Former Senior Adviser to Secretary of State Mike Pompeo. Executive VP Stephens Inc. https://www.msn.com/en-us/news/world/vladimir-putin-holds-all-the-cards-as-us-strategy-to-stop-energy-crisis-in-disarray/ar-AAPhvm2

Culture Is Everything
Elections in Eurasia

Culture Is Everything

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 11, 2021 8:25


Far less free than those here in Oceania.  Intriguing Facts about Fraud in Russia's Recent Election that May Seem Familiar (americanthinker.com)

The Duran Podcast
China moves into Bagram airfield? An important piece to the Eurasia puzzle

The Duran Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 6, 2021 23:43


China moves into Bagram airfield? An important piece to the Eurasia puzzle The Duran: Episode 1105 US-abandoned Bagram base reportedly operational for first time in two months, as rumors swirl of Chinese military presence https://www.rt.com/news/536465-bagram-airfield-lights-photo/ #China #Bagram #Afghanistan #TheDuran

The John Batchelor Show
1726: Vladimir Putin gone fishing in spectacular Tuva. Felix Light, Moscow Times, @felix_light, @CBS News, @Moscow Times

The John Batchelor Show

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 29, 2021 11:00


Photo: A Russian stamp:  "World Natural Heritage of Russia. Tyva Republic. Ubsunur Basin" Tuva, once named Tannu Tuva, is a Vajrayana/Tibetan Buddhist territory south of the enormous Krasnoyarsk Krai in Russia.  Tuva is due south of Khakassia, which is a subregion of indigenous Turkic peoples; north of Mongolia and adjacent to Buryatia, both also Buddhist.  The exceptional American physicist Richard Feynman once found a Tuvan postage stamp, realized he had no knowledge of the country, and decided to visit.  Under the Soviet Union internal travel was severely limited, and the distinguished Dr Feynman did not get there.  In his effort, "Leighton and Feynman tried many ploys to get to Tuva. They even enrolled as delegates at a throat-singing conference to be held in Hovd, Mongolia. Throat-singing, a bizarre style peculiar to Tuva [and strongly Mongolian], involves making two notes simultaneously. Alas, the conference was cancelled at the last minute."         "  . . .  In 1988, Leighton and Feynman pulled off a coup, bringing to Los Angeles ‘Nomads of Eurasia', an exhibition that included ancient Tuvan artefacts. The Soviet authorities would be sure to reward them with a trip to Tuva, they reasoned. But on 15 February 1988 – just three days before an invitation arrived – Feynman's borrowed time ran out.        "Leighton went to Kyzyl without Feynman, and stood before the monument to the centre of Asia. ‘It seemed like Richard's grave,' he says." ..  https://www.newscientist.com/article/mg13318095-100-review-richard-feynmans-lost-journey/#ixzz77u8dBMKg   https://www.newscientist.com/article/mg13318095-100-review-richard-feynmans-lost-journey/#ixzz77u8ChISt Vladimir Putin gone fishing in spectacular Tuva.  Felix Light, Moscow Times,  @felix_light, @CBS News, @Moscow Times https://www.themoscowtimes.com/2021/09/27/putin-joins-defense-minister-shoigu-on-taiga-trek-a75150

Brexit and Beyond
Global impacts of the German election

Brexit and Beyond

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 24, 2021 79:56


Listen to a discussion on how the results of the German election will impact Germany's relationship with the UK, EU and the rest of the world. Speakers: Daniela Schwarzer, executive director, Europe and Eurasia, Open Society Foundations Annette Dittert, senior correspondent and bureau chief, (ARD German TV) Max Bergmann, senior fellow, Center for American Progress Christian Odendahl, chief economist, Centre for European Reform Chair: Professor Anand Menon, director, UK in a Changing Europe

Modern Leadership with Jake Carlson
Leadership Lessons from the CIA

Modern Leadership with Jake Carlson

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 23, 2021 33:11


Today's Guest Expert: Marc Polymeropoulos Marc Polymeropoulos retired in June 2019 from the Senior Intelligence Service ranks at the CIA after a 26-year career in operational headquarters and field management assignments covering the Middle East, Europe, Eurasia, and counter terrorism. He served in both Iraq and Afghanistan, and he is one of the CIA's most decorated […] The post Leadership Lessons from the CIA appeared first on Jake A Carlson.

chycho
Ep.102: China, Eurasia, Collapse, Medical Tyranny, Covid, Vaccines, Australia, Freedom & more [ASMR]

chycho

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 22, 2021 119:12


Video on BitChute: https://www.bitchute.com/video/xYPfVGbW154y/ Video on Rumble: https://rumble.com/vmtx5t-current-events-sept-6-2021.html Video on Odysee: https://odysee.com/@chycho:6/Current_Events_Sept6_2021:7 CensorTube Intro: link will be provided shortly ***SUPPORT*** ▶️ Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/chycho ▶️ Paypal: https://www.paypal.me/chycho ▶️ Subscribe Star: https://www.subscribestar.com/chycho ▶️ Streamlabs at: https://streamlabs.com/chycholive SELECT APPROXIMATE TIMESTAMPS: - CensorTube Introduction (0:02-3:58) - China and Other Countries Are Clamping down on Their Populations, Something Is Going on, Be Prepared (5:05-7:09 and further) - How Important Was Zbigniew Brzezinski's the Grand Chessboard: Domination of Eurasia Still at Play (7:26-8:40) - Inverted Totalitarian Fascism - China Burning Their Fleet (10:45) - The Grand Chessboard (12:12) - The Lies Told to us by centralized power regarding the invasion of afghanistan (12:55) - We Reap What We Sow: What We Did to Others Our Governments Are Now Doing to Us, Divide and Conquer (14:05-16:56) - How to Get to Sleep When You're Too Anxious: Change Sleeping Location, Herbs & Meditate, Work, Cook, Walk & Focus on World Issues(19:02-20:35) - What's Going on in Australia? Covid Internment Camps Reminiscent of Historical Concentration Camps (20:35-26:08) - Centralized Policing Is Brutalizing People Irrespective of Their Color: The Enemy of Capital as Power Is Non Compliance, Not Color (26:25-27:23) - 1984 & Animal Farm (27:24) - China (28:28) - China's Road and Belt Initiative Just Secured Afghanistan: Critical Regions Are Severing Ties with the United States (28:27-29:52) - Collapse: Succumbing to the Dictates of Bullies, Fascists & Useful Idiots: This Is Year One, Just Imagine What Year Five Will Be Like (29:52-34:30) - This Is Medical Tyranny: Requiring a Medical Procedure to Spend Time with Family (34:57-36:02) - What Should the Response Be to the Pandemic: Turn Off Propaganda & Get Off Censored Social Networks like FaceBook and Twitter (36:14-43:03) - Thank You CIA for Funding George Orwell's 1954 Animal Farm Animation, Foreshadowing Our Present Predicament (43:03-44:00) - To Take the Shot or Not Take the Shot, That Is the Question (44:38-50:46) - Why Infinite Booster Shots Is Their Downfall: How Many Times Will You Take It Up The Shoot? (50:47-51:52) - Let the Science Guide You, Don't Just Trust the Science, Science Is Not Faith, Science Is a Procedure (52:18-55:30) - The Covid Pandemic and The Great Reset: We Have to Kill Bureaucracy Because Bureaucracy Kills (56:20-1:01:15) - The Booster Shots and the Variants: I See an Anomaly, Maybe We Should Rethink Our Hypotheses? (1:02:09-1:03:56) - Rescue Dogs in Australia Killed Over Covid Lockdown Restrictions Even Though They Had Homes (1:05:05-1:06:56) - Trust the Data (1:0733) - Here is How Coercion Works (1:08:55-1:10:02) - ... and more .... - Just a Handful of Unanswered Questions about 9/11 (1:12:33-1:15:24) - What's the Purpose of the Covid Vaccines? Who Are the Beneficiaries? Our Imagination Is Not Dark Enough to Envision Their Plans (1:15:38-1:20:23) - Israel's Vaccine Experiment (1:20:38) - Corbett Report (1:21:16) - We Don't Have to Know Their Plans, Just That They Are Evil: There Is No Where to Run, Stand Your Ground (1:22:10-1:24:23) - Politicians Lie to Acquire Power, When Acquired, They Centralize that Power and Stomp on Humanity: Example from British Columbia, Canada (1:24:23-1:26:57) - No Experiment Should Be Mandated for an Entire Population, If It Goes Wrong, It Is an Extinction Event: Insanity (1:27:35-1:31:15) - Antinatalism, Is Life worth Living? Nature Is Brutal, but Also Beautiful: The Only People That Are Happy All the Time Are the Insane (1:33:24-1:37:54) - Just Because Its Been like This in Your Life Time It Doesn't Mean Its Always Been like This (1:38:17-1:40:55) - Patio Grapes (1:41:07) - ... and more ... ... ... - ... and more ...

The Burn Bag Podcast
"Clarity in the Shadows": Former CIA Officer Marc Polymeropoulos on Afghanistan, Havana Syndrome, and "Clarity in Crisis"

The Burn Bag Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 20, 2021 65:37


In this week's episode, A'ndre and Ryan speak with retired CIA Officer Marc Polymeropoulos on the Afghanistan withdrawal, his personal experience with the mysterious Havana Syndrome,  and his new book Clarity in Crisis. Marc, who served as the Head of Clandestine Operations in Europe and Eurasia, discusses the need for the United States to get its local allies out of Afghanistan and the future of counterterrorism strategy without certain intelligence capabilities on the ground. Marc criticizes both the Trump and Biden Administration for their actions in the waning days of the Afghanistan War and outlines what they could've done differently. Marc goes on to discuss a bit about his career in the CIA, and details his painful experience with the Havana Syndrome, which he contracted in Moscow, Russia, and that ultimately led to his retirement from the CIA. Lastly, A'ndre and Ryan talk to Marc about his new book, Clarity in Crisis: Leadership Lessons from the CIA, sketching out a unique leadership style honed from principles garnered through his service in the CIA.

None of the Above
Episode 12: Moscow Meddling

None of the Above

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 14, 2021 21:56


Since the end of World War II, policymakers have puzzled over the proper way to approach Russia. U.S.-Russia relations have arguably deteriorated to their lowest point since the end of the Cold War as a myriad of issues strain the relationship. From election interference to cyberattacks and Russia's military expansion Westward, is America's response effective? Or, does the United States need to consider a new approach? This week, Eurasia expert Terrell Jermaine Starr joins us to discuss the future of U.S.-Russia relations. According to Terrell, the U.S. strategy is hobbled by racism, groupthink, neoliberalism, and military primacy. Terrell advocates for a more inclusive strategy that emphasizes diversity of thought and securing domestic institutions at home.  Terrell Jermaine Starr is a nonresident senior fellow at the Atlantic Council's Eurasia Center and Senior Reporter at The Root, where he writes about U.S.-Russia politics and race in America. He is the founder and host of the Black Diplomats podcast. To listen to more episodes or learn more about None Of The Above, go to www.noneoftheabovepodcast.org. To learn more about the Eurasia Group Foundation, please visit www.egfound.org and subscribe to our newsletter.   

Defense & Aerospace Report
Defense & Aerospace Podcast [Washington Roundtable. Sep 10, 21]

Defense & Aerospace Report

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 10, 2021 51:47


On this Washington Roundtable episode of the Defense & Aerospace Report Podcast, sponsored by Bell, our roundtable guests are Dov Zakheim, PhD, former DoD comptroller, now with the Center for Strategic and International Studies, Dr Gordon Adams, the senior White House budget official for national security during the Clinton administration who is now a distinguished fellow at the Quincy Institute and the Stimson Center as well as an American University professor emeritus, Dr. Evelyn Farkas, a former deputy assistant secretary of defense for Russia, Ukraine and Eurasia who is now the president of Farkas Global Strategies and Byron Callan of the independent equity research firm Capital Alpha Partners.

Hidden Forces
China's Western Horizon: Beijing and the New Geopolitics of Eurasia | Daniel Markey

Hidden Forces

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 6, 2021 52:04


In Episode 207 of Hidden Forces, Demetri Kofinas speaks with Daniel Markey, Senior Expert on South Asia at the United States Institute of Peace who recently served as senior research professor at Johns Hopkins University's School of Advanced International Studies and as the academic director of the school's Global Policy Program. He is also the author of “China's Western Horizon: Beijing and the New Geopolitics of Eurasia,” which provides the roadmap for this conversation. In the first part of their discussion, Demetri and Daniel examine how the communist party in China views the lands, countries, and regions to its west, both historically and in terms of its contemporary security concerns and economic ambitions. How do its Eurasian neighbors view China? What motivates the CCP's influence campaigns, investments, and diplomatic overtures in its Western region? We also discuss China's Belt & Road initiative, and how it fits into a larger economic and political vision for a stronger, wealthier, and more assertive China on the international stage. In the Overtime, the conversation shifts to how the recent US withdrawal from Afghanistan is beginning to alter the geopolitical dynamics of the Greater Middle East by putting pressure on existing relationships, while opening the door to new partnerships and strategic alliances. Daniel explains what this means for the durability of China's strategic partnership with Russia, how the internal politics of Pakistan and its relations with India are affected by China's increased involvement there, and the economic and security implications of these developments for other regional players such as Kazakhstan, Iran, and Saudi Arabia, and what this means for US policy in the region. You can access the episode Overtime, as well as the transcript and rundown to this week's episode through the Hidden Forces Patreon Page. All subscribers gain access to our overtime feed, which can be easily added to your favorite podcast application. If you enjoyed listening to today's episode of Hidden Forces you can help support the show by doing the following: Subscribe on Apple Podcasts | Spotify | Stitcher | SoundCloud | YouTube | CastBox | RSS Feed Write us a review on Apple Podcasts Subscribe to our mailing list through the Hidden Forces Website Producer & Host: Demetri Kofinas Editor & Engineer: Stylianos Nicolaou Subscribe & Support the Podcast at https://patreon.com/hiddenforces Join the conversation on Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter at @hiddenforcespod Follow Demetri on Twitter at @Kofinas Episode Recorded on 08/30/2021

Den of Rich
#256 - Mikhail Chernyshev

Den of Rich

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 4, 2021 113:55


Mikhail Chernyshev is the Marketing Director of Dodo Pizza UK. Prior, he was in charge of marketing Dodo Pizza in Eurasia. From 2015 to 2017, he headed the marketing of the largest social network in Europe - VKontakte. In 2014, he launched a new mobile operator Yota in the role of Marketing Director. From 2006 to 2013, he headed the marketing departments at the Russian and Croatian offices of the mobile operator Tele2. From 2001 to 2006 he worked for international advertising agencies EuroRSCG and Publicis, managing marketing activities for clients of Richemont, Puma, Pernod Ricard, Alcatel, Binatone, Nestle, HP in Russia and the CIS.Mikhail graduated from the Plekhanov Russian University of Economics. He defended his Ph.D. thesis and graduated with the Executive MBA in Strategic Marketing from the Stockholm School of Economics. He teaches at the British Higher School of Art and Design and is a guest speaker at the Stockholm School of Economics and the SKOLKOVO Business School.FIND MIKHAIL ON SOCIAL MEDIALinkedIn | Facebook | Instagram | VKontakte | YouTube================================PODCAST INFO:Podcast website: https://www.uhnwidata.com/podcastApple podcast: https://apple.co/3kqOA7QSpotify: https://spoti.fi/2UOtE1AGoogle podcast: https://bit.ly/3jmA7ulSUPPORT & CONNECT:Support on Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/denofrichTwitter: https://www.instagram.com/denofrich/Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/denofrich/Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/denofrich

Mel's Music
Sweet Joy (Tribute to Sick Boy by The Chainsmokers)

Mel's Music

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 2, 2021 2:39


Sweet Joy (Tribute to Sick Boy by The Chainsmokers)- Mega Cover by Adam Christopher Original written by: Alex Pall, Andrew Taggart, Emily Warren, & Tony AnnLyrics:I live down in the south, Right in ‘Oceania'Here in a state we keep calling Oklahoma And in each song I write, I pour out love Break or bustBreak or…Whether you live in Eurasia or EastasiaI love you, regardless of the constant press becauseYou're an important part of this worldLet's work together for a causeFor a causeFor Jesus Life's too short to squabble over past hurts, hates, or pain's invasion Cause we're all here running in different, Sometimes opposite directions Seeking out solace from life's strainsI want to free you, Let me break you outGive you a better chance at living Please pray,That's advice from Jesus, with sweet joyCrazy, but hey, at least I'm filled up with God's joyHe's always my cataclysmMotivates me to write, Makes me feel fully impassioned I live down in the south, Right in ‘Oceania'Here in a state we keep calling Oklahoma And in each song I write,I pour out love Break or bustBreak or…Whether you live in Eurasia or EastasiaI love you, regardless of the constant press becauseYou're an important part of this worldLet's work together for a causeFor a causeFor JesusBe blessed with HisBlessed with HisBlessed with His sweet joyBe blessed with HisBlessed with HisBlessed with His sweet joyI pray, I'm taking a risk By writing of God's joyCan you see it?Such sweet joyLife's too short to squabble over past hurts, hates, or pain's invasion Cause we're all running in different, Sometimes opposite directions Seeking out solace from life's strainsI want to free you, Let me break you outGive you a better chance at living Please pray,That's advice from Jesus, with sweet joyCrazy, but hey, at least I'm filled up with God's joyHe's always my cataclysmMotivates me to write, Makes me feel fully impassioned He feeds our lives Heals our past hurtsWith Him, life's eternal That's how love works He feeds our lives Heals our past hurtsWith Him, life's eternal That's how love works He feeds our lives Heals our past hurtsWith Him, life's eternal That's how love works He feeds our lives Heals our past hurtsWith Him, life's eternal That's how love works I live down in the south, Right in ‘Oceania'Be blessed with HisBlessed with HisBlessed with His sweet joyWhether you live in Eurasia or Eastasia Be blessed with HisBlessed with HisBlessed with His sweet joyI live down in the south,Right in ‘Oceania'I pray, I'm taking a risk By writing of God's joyWhether you live in Eurasia or Eastasia Can you see it?God's sweet joyBe blessed with HisBlessed with HisBlessed with His sweet joyBe blessed with HisBlessed with HisBlessed with His sweet joyI pray, I'm taking a risk By writing of God's joyCan you see it?God offers such sweet joyEnd *Tribute by Melissa Smith:Melzy of Wonderland on YoutubeMel's Music on Spreaker, Spotify, Apple Podcasts, JioSaavn, Castbox, Deezer, Podcast Addict, Google Podcasts, iHeartRadio, Podchaser, Facebook &Melissa_Martinek_Smith on Instagram (AKA: MelsMusic)

Make It Plain with Mark Thompson
Professor Daniel Markey on Exiting Afghanistan

Make It Plain with Mark Thompson

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 1, 2021 27:25


Daniel Markey is the author of “China's Western Horizon: Beijing and the New Geopolitics of Eurasia,” and academic director of the Global Policy Program at the Johns Hopkins School of Advanced International Studies in Washington, D.C. From 2007-2015, he was senior fellow for India, Pakistan, and South Asia at the Council on Foreign Relations. He lends us his expertise on Afghanistan as he and Mark discuss the war that has spanned Professor Markey's entire professional career. Professor Markey explains that the transition could have definitely been smoother, and mistakes have been made, but he also understands the situation the Biden administration found themselves in and why they had to act on the promise of pulling out of Afghanistan once and for all. Executive Producer: Adell Coleman Producer: Brittany Temple Distributor: DCP Entertainment For additional content: makeitplain.com Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Global Security
Havana syndrome is 'an act of war and we have to stop it' former CIA agent says

Global Security

Play Episode Listen Later Aug 30, 2021


It starts with the noise. Harsh mechanical sounds like loud screeching. Then, an uncomfortable pressure, a loss of balance like being hit with a beam of energy.All of that can be followed by months — even years — of headaches, nausea, hearing and memory loss.Since 2016, more than 200 US government officials have described feeling some or all of these symptoms and others. It's widely known as "Havana syndrome," since the first cases were detected in the Cuban capital.The number of reported cases of possible attack is sharply growing and lawmakers from both parties, as well as those believed to be affected, are demanding answers. But scientists and government officials aren't yet certain about who might have been behind any attacks, if the symptoms could have been caused inadvertently by surveillance equipment — or if the incidents were actually attacks.Cuba and other countries where these types of attacks have been reported deny any involvement. Related: More details but no answers in brain trauma cases of US diplomats Retired CIA senior intelligence officer Marc Polymeropoulos has been quite outspoken about Havana syndrome, having experienced many of the symptoms himself. Polymeropoulos, author of "Clarity and Crisis: Leadership Lessons from the CIA," joins The World's host Marco Werman to tell us about his experience with Havana syndrome and what he thinks the US should do about it.Marco Werman: Marc, what happened to you in Moscow in 2017? Marc Polymeropoulos: I made a trip, a routine trip to Moscow in early December 2017. I was a senior official in CIA's clandestine services. And so I made a trip to Moscow, first of all, to see the Embassy and to see our ambassador. And also I wanted to get what we call "area familiarization," which is just the idea of seeing Russia for the first time. I had responsibility over Russia as well as other parts of Europe and Eurasia. So a routine trip, but something that certainly changed my life.Related: US Embassy closure in Iraq would hand Tehran a 'strategic victory' After that incident in Moscow, were you detecting anything in real time? And how soon did you feel symptoms? Do you still feel them today?So, yeah. So it started a really awful and rather remarkable journey. So, it was on the night of Dec. 5, I woke up to a start. I had vertigo. I had a terrible headache, tinnitus, which is ringing in my ears — something really, really traumatic had happened to me. I had been in Afghanistan, and Iraq, and other places. I served over three years after 9/11 in war zones. I've been shot at. I put myself in harm's way. But this was the scariest moment of my life. And so I knew something terrible had happened. I made it through about 10 days with the symptoms on and off. I came back to the United States and then the symptoms got particularly awful. And about March, April of 2018, to the point where I couldn't work anymore. And after really seeing numerous doctors and undergoing just this incredible journey of trying to find out what happened, I, you know, I couldn't drive for a while, I lost my long-distance vision. And so, ultimately, I had to retire from the CIA in July of 2019.Now, I did make it, after quite a public battle to obtain health care, I did make it to Walter Reed's National Intrepid Center of Excellence, which is the US military's premiere facility to treat traumatic brain injury. And so I went there between January, February of this year of 2021. And I do feel remarkably better now to a point where I really can function — and I'm still battling the headaches. I've had a headache for almost four years, but things are much better. Walter Reed gave me tools on how to deal with the TBI that I had and also hope. And so I'm very grateful to the doctors and all the men and women there.Related: Why moving the US embassy to Jerusalem is so controversial Were you able to get the treatment you wanted to receive? I did, but I had to go public with this. It caused a bit of a stink, I must say, with the CIA. But I was basically begging and pleading for health care because I just was not getting that. Ultimately, the agency did not believe that anything had happened to me. But after kind of this public outcry, I did end up — they acquiesced —and I did go to Walter Reed. And it was amazing because Walter Reed diagnosed me officially with a traumatic brain injury [TBI]. There is a new term that the US government is using. It's called an "anomalous health incident" — AHI. And ... they're trying to put something together that doesn't just talk about what happened in Havana, since it's happening now, reportedly, all over the world.Right. Well, since your case in 2017, there have been reported cases in China, Germany, Austria. There was a reported case in Washington, DC, on the White House lawn just last week. Vice President [Kamala] Harris' trip to Vietnam was delayed as a result of another case there. How do you explain all this? I mean, what is your theory about what's causing this anomalous health incident we call Havana syndrome? ...I'm not privy to US government information any longer. And if I was, I probably couldn't talk about it, but to me, it's quite obvious there's an adversary doing this. I think the leading candidate are the Russians because they've had such weapons in our arsenal in the past. But ultimately, this is a weapon designed to terrorize. It's an act of war, in my view. It's a terrible word to use. ... I'm going to say now it's rather brilliant because it's very hard ... to find attribution on who's doing this. It's designed to incapacitate, so it certainly didn't kill me or others, but it takes us off the playing field. I think that we're going to find out what has occurred. CIA Director Bill Burns has put together, as you've seen from the press, a task force made up of some individuals who actually were involved in the hunt for Osama bin Laden. I think the CIA and intelligence community is going to get to the bottom of it. It might take some time, but this is something that has to be done. It's an act of war. It's putting our people overseas in peril and we have to have it stop. Well, I was going to ask you, if we end up with incontrovertible proof that there is a government using a weapon that caused this, where does that leave the US in terms of responding? Well, it's an act of war. It's based on operating [in] what we call now in the national security sphere "the gray zone." So these are activities, it's below ... obviously, a shooting war, but something pretty serious, pretty severe. And we're going to have to respond in a very smart manner, because this is something that is much more than influence operations. It's something that's much more than harassment. This is actually injuring our personnel. And so whatever administration finds out who's behind this is going to have some hard decisions to make. It can't just be sanctions. In my view, it's got to be seen as these are actual attacks — which they are — on US officials, and for the safety of the men and women serving overseas, our response has to be pretty dramatic. Has CIA Director William Burns reached out to you directly or anyone from the Biden administration? I know Bill Burns very well. I have talked to him many times. He has taken a personal interest in my case in terms of my health care and has assured me and he's assured others that we're going to get to the bottom of this. I think he's the right person for this job. I admire him greatly. I think is an excellent leader. And I think, most importantly, he cares for his people. So he understands that we have to get to the bottom of this. So as long as he's there, in that role, I feel pretty good that we're going to make progress.This interview has been edited and condensed for clarity. AP contributed to this report. 

ROGUE NEWS Radio
Rogue News In The Noon With V & CJ Eurasia Crisis

ROGUE NEWS Radio

Play Episode Listen Later Aug 24, 2021 51:45


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聽新聞學英文

Play Episode Listen Later Aug 23, 2021 11:15


喜歡這集嗎?記得分享給你的家人朋友唷! 1【reprisal 報復】- 名詞 The Taliban said it will investigate reports of reprisals and atrocities. 2 【Eurasia 歐亞大陸】- 名詞 The bridge is one of the projects to connect Eurasia through infrastructure. 3【elevate 提升】- 動詞(正式用語) South Korea plans to elevate animals' legal status. 南韓, 動物, 狗, 塔利班, 中國, 俄羅斯, 黑龍江, 鐵路, 一帶一路, 歐亞 長期抖內好節目,支持賓狗! https://pay.firstory.me/user/bingobilingual 有感恩回饋: · 加入 IG 摯友清單(看得到綠圈圈) · 點餐賓狗碎碎念主題 · 每月一集「抖內限定」的私房賓狗碎碎念 賓狗誠心徵求廠商乾媽乾爹!!  歡迎來信:weeklybingoenglish@gmail.com  口播案例:https://bingobilingual.firstory.io/playlists/ckmm0e1of9zai08974rfszzfh  想跟賓狗一起不死背、「玩單字」嗎? 歡迎加入臉書私密社團: https://www.facebook.com/groups/883689222203801/  賓狗的 IG @bingobilingual_bb https://www.instagram.com/bingobilingual_bb 賓狗的 FB https://www.facebook.com/bingobilingual 陪賓狗錄 podcast: https://www.youtube.com/c/BingoBilingual (側錄影片) 你想要高品質中英對照新聞嗎?訂閱《風傳媒》,就能隨意暢讀華爾街日報的新聞,中英對照喔!原價一年一萬四,立刻降到三千九,趕快透過賓狗的專屬連結訂閱吧: https://events.storm.mg/member/BGWSJ/  跟賓狗 Line 聊天: https://line.me/ti/g2/AnkujGhzM4qHqycKmUd9Nw?utm_source=invitation&utm_medium=link_copy&utm_campaign=default 在 KKBOX 收聽賓狗: https://podcast.kkbox.com/channel/4tuXnkLJpEDF7ypC6S?lang=tc 節目配樂剪輯自《七十億分之一 Instrumental》 演唱: Julia 吳卓源、婁峻碩SHOU 編曲: terrytyelee 梁永泰、Tower Da Funkmasta 陶逸群 、Julia 吳卓源 作曲: Julia 吳卓源、婁峻碩SHOU 製作: terrytyelee 梁永泰 發行: ChynaHouse 授權: https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nd/4.0/deed.zh_TW 連結: https://kkbox.fm/KsYmHa?utm_source=firstory&utm_medium=podcast&utm_campaign=audio_library 謝謝你抖內我,我們一起點亮整片夜空!:黑貓宅急便 - 請讓黑貓當助教(? Powered by Firstory Hosting

The Critical Hour
Iran Looks to the East; Amazon Gets 10 Billion Dollar Government Contract

The Critical Hour

Play Episode Listen Later Aug 12, 2021 117:36


Mark Sleboda, Moscow-based international relations security analyst, joins us to discuss Ukraine and Belarus. Russian foreign policy experts argue that Ukraine's request to station US troops and anti-aircraft/missile batteries on Russia's border is proof that the West is using the Eastern European nation as a provocation point. Also, Belarus is asking some US diplomats to leave its country in response to recent sanctions from the Biden administration.K. J. Noh, peace activist, writer, and teacher, joins us to discuss China. He reviews a recent Asia Time article in which a genuine discussion of the political and economic situation inside of China reveals why the Chinese ruling party is held in such high regard by the population. Also, our guest explains China's view of the US' latest sale of weapons to Taiwan. Gerald Horne, professor of history at the University of Houston, author, historian, and researcher, joins us to talk about Iran. Iran's new president has indicated that he will be moving away from Western imperial states and reinstituting Iran's policies towards Eurasia. This perspective is partially based on a recent speech by Iran's supreme leader regarding the folly of trusting the West. Linwood Tauheed, associate professor of economics at University of Missouri- Kansas City, joins us to discuss the NSA's recent $10 billion contract to Amazon. Amazon, the project of the richest man on earth, is now economically tied to both the CIA and the NSA with cloud storage contracts. Additionally, the Jeff Bezos economic empire includes the Washington Post, the so-called "paper of record" for national security in the US.Scott Ritter, former UN weapon inspector in Iraq, joins us to discuss Israel's nuclear arsenal. Scott discusses the unspoken reality that the US is pretending that the Middle East is a nuclear-free zone, as they are working to keep Israel in place as the only nation in the unstable region with nuclear weapons. Nino Pagliccia, activist and writer, joins us to discuss Peru. Upon taking power as the new President, leftist Pedro Castillo has announced that Peru will be leaving the Lima Group, a lackey organization for the US empire which works to undermine the Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela. Also, has the Washington Post begun its disinformation articles attacking President Castillo? A recent article certainly seems to be pointing in that direction. Darryl Jones, attorney, joins us to discuss Texas voting legislation. The Texas legislature has passed far-reaching legislation that voting rights activists claim is specifically designed to make it more difficult for marginalized communities to vote. Also, the latest ruling by the Texas Supreme Court will allow state law enforcement to track down quorum-breaking Democrats blocking voter suppression legislation.Ajamu Baraka, former VP candidate for the Green Party, joins us to discuss Cuba. The recent US intelligence operation against Cuba has failed miserably, and our guest explains why he believes that the new grassroots social movements will overcome US hegemonic desires in the Global South. Also, new organic organizations are popping up in Latin America with the express mission of thwarting US aggression.

The Critical Hour
Iran's New President Indicates He's Moving Away from Western Imperial States

The Critical Hour

Play Episode Listen Later Aug 12, 2021 15:10


Gerald Horne, Professor of History at the University of Houston, TX, author, historian, researcher joins us to talk about Iran. Iran's new president has indicated that he will be moving away from Western imperial states and reinstituting Iran's policies towards Eurasia. This perspective is partially based on a recent speech by Iran's supreme leader regarding the folly of trusting the West.

MAPS Global Podcast
Annual Gathering 2021: What's Happening in Eurasia?

MAPS Global Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Aug 12, 2021 27:58


You're listening to the Annual Gathering 2021 Podcast Broadcast, live from the MAPS Global Missions Base in Richmond Virginia. Annual Gathering is a week where our whole MAPS Global family from around the globe gathers to pray, hear from fathers in the family, get vision, and enjoy time altogether. Stay tuned all week as we broadcast live updates from our sessions.

The Duran Podcast
Europe, Russia and Greater Eurasia [Geopolitics Focus] - Episode 4

The Duran Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Aug 3, 2021 53:25


Europe, Russia and Greater Eurasia [Geopolitics Focus] - Episode 4 Follow Glenn Diesen: https://www.facebook.com/glenn.diesen https://www.linkedin.com/today/author/glenndiesen The book: "Europe as the Western Peninsula of Greater Eurasia: Geoeconomic Regions in a Multipolar World": https://rowman.com/ISBN/9781538161760/Europe-as-the-Western-Peninsula-of-Greater-Eurasia-Geoeconomic-Regions-in-a-Multipolar-World #EU #Eurasia #China #TheDuran

Brussels Sprouts
Autocratization in Central Europe with Dan Kelemen and Freedom House's Zselyke Csaky

Brussels Sprouts

Play Episode Listen Later Jul 23, 2021 49:41


What does the deepening crisis of autocratization in Hungary and elsewhere in Central Europe mean for the future of the European Union? Dan Kelemen and Zselyke Csaky join Andrea Kendall-Taylor and Carisa Nietsche to discuss the roots of the current situation and how the EU and U.S. can push back against democratic backsliding going forward. Dan Kelemen is Professor of Political Science and Law and Jean Monnet Chair in European Union Politics at Rutgers University. His research focuses on the politics of the European Union, law and politics, comparative political economy, and comparative public policy. He is the author or editor of six books, including The Transformation of Law and Regulation in the European Union, which won the Best Book award from the European Union Studies Association in 2013. Zselyke Csaky is the Research Director for Europe and Eurasia at Freedom House. In this role, she leads work on Nations in Transit, Freedom House's annual survey of democracy from Central Europe to Central Asia. Prior to joining Freedom House, she served as researcher at Amnesty International, the International Service for Human Rights, and the European Parliament.

The Realignment
141 | Bruno Maçães: Geopolitics for the End Time

The Realignment

Play Episode Listen Later Jul 13, 2021 79:15


Apply to attend The Realignment's conference in Miami on October 22nd: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/the-realignment-conference-tickets-158996058491 Use code “realignment” to get a 50% discount to Lincoln Network's evening event with Peter Thiel in Miami on October 20th: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/an-evening-with-peter-thiel-tickets-157672156665 Bruno Maçães, senior fellow at the Hudson Institute and author of The Dawn of Eurasia, Belt and Road, History Has Begun, and the forthcoming Geopolitics for the End Time: From the Pandemic to the Climate Crisis, returns to the Realignment to discuss the transformation of the international system before, during, and after COVID-19, and how the U.S. can accommodate the new status-quo.

Slate Star Codex Podcast
[Your Book Review] Disunited Nations vs. Dawn Of Eurasia

Slate Star Codex Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Jul 12, 2021 59:00


https://docs.google.com/document/d/1xexFJ7h0vULMDE7N77q_MIzXoerexfe_CqqGEL6hEoQ/edit#heading=h.qi8yp2d9wbt2 Podcast note: This reader-written review was included because it won the Readers' Choice Award from among all the runners-up. What does the future look like? We are living through a transition between epochs. Whether marked by COVID-19, the election of Donald Trump or earlier by the global sub-prime crisis, the golden age of post-Cold War prosperity is ending. With the era defined by US political, cultural and economic hegemony, its decline is inextricably linked to the decline in US influence. Is the twenty first century really going to be the “Asian century” as China's growth continues unabated? Or perhaps African, given by far the largest forecast population growth? What will become of the US? Of China and Russia and Europe? Two thinkers have sought to define this future.    I first came across Bruno Maçães in 2017 on Marginal Revolution where Tyler Cowen was effusive about Maçães' new book. I have enjoyed following his conversations and thoughts ever since, but it was only recently that I read Dawn of Eurasia. It is the first book of a career politician and diplomat clearly in love with his continent. Peter Zeihan I came across on Patrick O'Shaughnessy's excellent podcast. His brash prophesy and contrarian views on geopolitics are hypnotic and endlessly fascinating. Disunited Nations is his latest in a series that documents the rise and rise of US power.  I found comparing them irresistible. Each lingers after reading. It's that wonderful feeling of discovering a new area of knowledge to mine. Not natural companions, and mesmerising in their own ways, each story has a different texture and plots a different path for the world. Where one sees pessimistic reversion to a historic state of conflict, the other sees hopeful evolution. Where one deterministically condemns nations to their geographic destinies, the other sees each nation's destiny as unwritten, yet to be informed by its history, literature and peoples.   Both Peter Zeihan and Bruno Maçães see US influence receding. But they agree on little else. Zeihan is deeply pessimistic about a world that awaits a more isolationist US, with a crumbling world order leaving less room for prosperity and reverting to nation-states jostling for food, energy and military security. Maçães sees China's rise as

From Our Own Correspondent Podcast
Face to face with Abiy Ahmed

From Our Own Correspondent Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Jul 8, 2021 28:48


Two weeks ago Ethiopia held a parliamentary election billed as the first truly ‘free and fair' vote in its history – after nearly 20 years of continuous economic growth. It should have been a success story – but the election was only held in some parts of the country, as war was still raging in the Tigray region. There have been over eight months of armed conflict there as the central government moved to re-establish control; and there have been many reports of atrocities – and of hunger. Ethiopia's Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed has repeatedly claimed government forces were close to victory and described the rebels as “like flour blown away by the wind”. But after a shock reversal as Tigrayan forces retook the regional capital, Mekelle. Catherine Byaruhanga wonders how much longer Mr Ahmed's confidence can hold. The South China Sea contains some of the world's most hotly-disputed waters - with particular strife between the Philippines and China over the rights to some of its reefs and atolls. These are not just useful places to park military assets - but also particularly rich spots to fish. Given the diplomatic tension between Beijing and Manila over the area, Howard Johnson decided to board a fishing vessel and see more for himself. The Dalmatian pelican is something special in the bird world – the largest pelican on earth and one of the heaviest things on wings. It's huge: just as big as the very largest swans, with a wingspan nearly as wide as an albatross's. The global range of the species is also vast – from the Mediterranean shores of Turkey, all the way across central Eurasia, as far east as China. But there are only about 5,000 breeding pairs left in the world, with around 450 of those in the delta of the River Danube. Abdujalil Abdurasulov waded out with a pair of Ukrainian conservationists trying to make the birds feel more at home. New York City – once the epicentre of the pandemic in the USA - is emerging from the nightmare of last spring. Hospital admissions are at a record low; restaurants and bars are serving again; the theatres on Broadway are due to reopen in September. But the city has lost a million jobs and many businesses – and it's still losing New Yorkers. 187,000 households packed up and left in 2020. Lucy Ash has been considering the city's longer-term future – and seeing how it hopes to lure people back. Money might still talk – or even shout – on Wall Street, but on a global level it's not as much of a physical presence as it used to be. Cash was king once, but these days debit cards or smartphone apps are often more welcome. Yet in many countries around the world, the number of banknotes in circulation is still rising. Kevin Peachey was recently given rare access to a site where millions of these notes are printed and - for one brief moment - thought he might be in for a windfall... Producer: Polly Hope

Making Bank
Lessons in Strength and Humility with guest Marc Polymeropolous #MakingBank S5E52

Making Bank

Play Episode Listen Later Jun 27, 2021 32:16


MAKING BANK is now a weekly YouTube TV show - iTunes Podcast uncovering the Mindset and Success Strategies of the Top 1% so You Can Amplify Your Life & Business. Subscribe to iTunes: bit.ly/JoshF_Itunes SUBSCRIBE for weekly episodes and bonuses: bit.ly/JoshFSubscribe   === SUMMARY ===

Making Bank
Lessons in Strength and Humility with guest Marc Polymeropolous #MakingBank S5E52

Making Bank

Play Episode Listen Later Jun 27, 2021 31:56


MAKING BANK is now a weekly YouTube TV show - iTunes Podcast uncovering the Mindset and Success Strategies of the Top 1% so You Can Amplify Your Life & Business. Subscribe to iTunes: bit.ly/JoshF_Itunes SUBSCRIBE for weekly episodes and bonuses: bit.ly/JoshFSubscribe   === SUMMARY ===