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Musk vs Cook. Amazon (AMZN) unveils new data security services, chips and more at cloud conference. Coinbase (COIN) Wallet to delist bitcoin cash, ether classic, ripple, stellar, citing 'low usage'.
Stand up comic Dan Frank is on to discuss coming out stories, being banned on Grindr and how hindsight is 20/20 with sexual harassment. Also, Katie tells us how she got tipsy and yelled at a child at an open mic. Do YOU have a messy story that you want to share on the Messy Show? WELL WE WANT TO HEAR IT (and read it anonymously on an episode)! Email us at email@example.com Stay in Touch: Messy Show: IG: https://www.instagram.com/messyshowpod Twitter: https://www.twitter.com/messyshowpod Tiktok: https://www.tiktok.com/@messyshowpod YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC15NyLlj095u6WymbJLMc4Q Follow Quin: IG: https://www.instagram.com/thequinlamar Twitter: https://www.twitter.com/thequinlamar Tiktok: https://www.tiktok.com/@thequinlamar Follow Katie: IG: https://www.instagram.com/katiegarroyo Twitter: https://www.twitter.com/katiegarroyo Tiktok: https://www.tiktok.com/@katiegarroyo
After Elon Musk bought Twitter to try to restore free speech to the internet, the typical loudmouths LOST THEIR MINDS. Companies have been boycotting Twitter by halting advertising, and now, Apple is threatening to DROP TWITTER FROM THE APP STORE!!! This is insanity, and I'm not sure it's ever been more clear that a large portion of the population couldn't care less about one of our fundamental rights as Americans: SPEECH All of that + married men attempting to hookup behind their wives back + a couple of my thoughts regarding “YE24” Grab a triple espresso, and BE UNCANCELLABLESee omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
In queer culture, silence has been equated with voicelessness, complicity, and even death. Queer Silence: On Disability and Rhetorical Absence (U Minnesota Press, 2022) insists, however, that silence can be a generative and empowering mode of survival. Triangulating insights from queer studies, disability studies, and rhetorical studies, J. Logan Smilges explores what silence can mean for people whose bodyminds signify more powerfully than their words. Queer Silence begins by historicizing silence's negative reputation, beginning with the ways homophile activists rejected medical models pathologizing homosexuality as a disability, resulting in the silencing of disability itself. This silencing was redoubled by HIV/AIDS activism's demand for “out, loud, and proud” rhetorical activities that saw silence as capitulation. Reading a range of cultural artifacts whose relative silence has failed to attract queer attachment, from anonymous profiles on Grindr to ex-gays to belated gender transitions to disability performance art, Dr. Smilges argues for silence's critical role in serving the needs of queers who are never named as such. Queer Silence urges queer activists and queer studies scholars to reconcile with their own ableism by acknowledging the liberatory potential of silence, a mode of engagement that disattached queers use every day for resistance, sociality, and survival. J. Logan Smilges is Assistant Professor of English Language and Literatures at the University of British Columbia. Sohini Chatterjee is a PhD Candidate in Gender, Sexuality, and Women's Studies at Western University, Canada. Her work has recently appeared in Women's Studies: An inter-disciplinary journal, South Asian Popular Culture and Fat Studies. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices Support our show by becoming a premium member! https://newbooksnetwork.supportingcast.fm/sociology
In queer culture, silence has been equated with voicelessness, complicity, and even death. Queer Silence: On Disability and Rhetorical Absence (U Minnesota Press, 2022) insists, however, that silence can be a generative and empowering mode of survival. Triangulating insights from queer studies, disability studies, and rhetorical studies, J. Logan Smilges explores what silence can mean for people whose bodyminds signify more powerfully than their words. Queer Silence begins by historicizing silence's negative reputation, beginning with the ways homophile activists rejected medical models pathologizing homosexuality as a disability, resulting in the silencing of disability itself. This silencing was redoubled by HIV/AIDS activism's demand for “out, loud, and proud” rhetorical activities that saw silence as capitulation. Reading a range of cultural artifacts whose relative silence has failed to attract queer attachment, from anonymous profiles on Grindr to ex-gays to belated gender transitions to disability performance art, Dr. Smilges argues for silence's critical role in serving the needs of queers who are never named as such. Queer Silence urges queer activists and queer studies scholars to reconcile with their own ableism by acknowledging the liberatory potential of silence, a mode of engagement that disattached queers use every day for resistance, sociality, and survival. J. Logan Smilges is Assistant Professor of English Language and Literatures at the University of British Columbia. Sohini Chatterjee is a PhD Candidate in Gender, Sexuality, and Women's Studies at Western University, Canada. Her work has recently appeared in Women's Studies: An inter-disciplinary journal, South Asian Popular Culture and Fat Studies. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices Support our show by becoming a premium member! https://newbooksnetwork.supportingcast.fm/gender-studies
In queer culture, silence has been equated with voicelessness, complicity, and even death. Queer Silence: On Disability and Rhetorical Absence (U Minnesota Press, 2022) insists, however, that silence can be a generative and empowering mode of survival. Triangulating insights from queer studies, disability studies, and rhetorical studies, J. Logan Smilges explores what silence can mean for people whose bodyminds signify more powerfully than their words. Queer Silence begins by historicizing silence's negative reputation, beginning with the ways homophile activists rejected medical models pathologizing homosexuality as a disability, resulting in the silencing of disability itself. This silencing was redoubled by HIV/AIDS activism's demand for “out, loud, and proud” rhetorical activities that saw silence as capitulation. Reading a range of cultural artifacts whose relative silence has failed to attract queer attachment, from anonymous profiles on Grindr to ex-gays to belated gender transitions to disability performance art, Dr. Smilges argues for silence's critical role in serving the needs of queers who are never named as such. Queer Silence urges queer activists and queer studies scholars to reconcile with their own ableism by acknowledging the liberatory potential of silence, a mode of engagement that disattached queers use every day for resistance, sociality, and survival. J. Logan Smilges is Assistant Professor of English Language and Literatures at the University of British Columbia. Sohini Chatterjee is a PhD Candidate in Gender, Sexuality, and Women's Studies at Western University, Canada. Her work has recently appeared in Women's Studies: An inter-disciplinary journal, South Asian Popular Culture and Fat 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
Not Well: Gay Podcast / Comedy In this episode, we're talking about a variety of topics including Donald Trump, Candace Cameron Bure, Soaking, Bagels, Grindr, Bear face, Conservative Dating App (The Right Stuff), Church Songs, and Songs from our Past. Let's get started!Mormons are known for their tight-knit community and adherence to religious values. But did you know that they soak during sexual activity? Here's why and how it works.'Soaking' is basically penetrative sex without the movement and hip thrusting.Here's how it works: you've got a couple, the guy inserts his penis into the vagina and... just lies there. It's basically a way to get around pre-marital sex, something that is considered sinful within the Mormon religion. Grindr has gone mainstream and we don't' think the straights are ready for this. Find out why its bad nad what are the possible bad outcomes. Candace Cameron Bure is problematic this past week. She caused quite the stir on social media. The key quote that Candace Cameron Bure said that sparked outrage was “I think that Great American Family will keep traditional marriage at the core.” CEO Bill Abbott followed up those comments by saying that he and GAF are aware of the 2022 trends and “there's no whiteboard” that says they will and won't go to certain places with their content. LAME, just say you want hetero only. So enjoy this new episode and make sure you send us your best Bear Face selfies. Winner gets a shirt. firstname.lastname@example.org or Shesnotdoingsowell@gmail.com Support the showInstagramTwitterBobby's Only Fans#gaypodcast #podcast #gay #lgbtq #queerpodcast #lgbt #lgbtpodcast #lgbtqpodcast #gaypodcaster #queer#instagay #podcasts #podcasting #gaylife #pride #lesbian #bhfyp #gaycomedy #comedypodcast #comedy #nyc #614 #shesnotdoingsowell #wiltonmanor #notwell
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Apply to be Social Media Manager for The Best One Yet podcast: https://tally.so/r/3yX9Og Kraft-Heinz is done with healthy and pivoting back to processed foods: Weiners, Mac & Cheese, and Lunchables are back thanks to The 80/20 Rule. Gay dating app Grindr didn't just invent the Swipe — it just went public and the stock surged 500%. And Thursday was “The Elon Exodus” as 1,200 Twitter employees quit because they don't want to work 24/7. But Elon's focused on the $3M he pays in interest every day for his Twitter loan. $KHC $GRND Follow The Best One Yet on Instagram, Twitter, and Tiktok: @tboypod Listen to us on Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/show/5RllMBgvDnTau8nnsCUdse?si=7189762d4a9f4a7f&nd=1 Or listen on Apple: https://podcasts.apple.com/podcast/id1386234384?ign-itscg=30200&ign-itsct=lt_p Want a Shoutout on the pod? Fill out this form: https://forms.gle/tywqQ9CpMmFDAPXz5 Got the Best Fact Yet? We got a form for that too: https://forms.gle/N2Unhwm9DbDw4P8R7 Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
T. Kyle and Bradley discuss Legendtina's triumphant Latin Grammys Xperience, Mariah Carey losing the battle for the "Queen of Christmas" title, Rihanny's forehead in Dubai, Addison Rae for 'Final Fantasy,' High Fashion Editorial! featuring Bebe Rexha and the Albanian Sensations at the EMAs including Ava Max and Rita Ora, Tinashe at the Mugler exhibition, Julia Fox's fall dress, Grindr's very gay opening at the NYSE, Taylor Swift vs. Ticketmaster and the Swiftie meltdowns, the "Anti-Hero" remixes, Romy's bop with fred again.. and Stuart Price and Rebecca Black's pop comeback. If you're waiting in line for Taylor Swift tickets, stay in line!We have merch! http://merch.legendsonlypodcast.com Listen to bonus episodes & join our Discord: http://patreon.com/legendsonly Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
Investors face an uncertain outlook with more interest rate hikes potentially on the horizon. Foot Locker up 8.7% after posting better-than-expected results. Grindr shares surge 200% in debut. Carvana slumps on layoff news. WSJ's Danny Lewis reports. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Stocks moved higher in Friday trading after a choppy session. Bob Michele from J.P. Morgan Asset Management takes a closer look at the bond market in light of fresh comments from the Fed. Barbara Doran from BD8 Capital breaks down the action in equities and where she's looking for upside. Brandeis Business School Professor Stephen Cecchetti makes the case to regulators to “let crypto burn” in the wake of the FTX crash. The CEO of Barrick Gold gives his outlook for metals prices. Plus the latest on oil's rough week, the Elizabeth Holmes trial, Grindr's debut, and big moves for retail stocks.
Maybe it's the movies, maybe it's the cold weather, or maybe it's just in our heads... Either way, the holiday season often brings pressure to find romance, and dating as a queer person can sometimes feel like a minefield. Add in a lack of inclusive language on dating apps and the whole prospect can seem overwhelming. Bumble, Hinge, Grindr, HER, Tinder… Though some are more inclusive than others, they often fall short. But one app is trying really hard to improve the dating experience for the LGBTQ+ community. Almost 20 years ago, OK Cupid introduced online dating to young people. On this week's episode, we'll hear about OK Cupid's history of inclusivity and what sets it apart from other dating apps and more from Michael Kaye, the Associate Director of Global Communications at OkCupid. Send us your stories about online dating as a queer person! We love to hear from you: firstname.lastname@example.org. Your host is Levi Chambers, founder of Rainbo Media Co. You can follow Levi @levichambers across socials. Follow the show and keep up with the conversation @PRIDE across socials. PRIDE is produced by Levi Chambers, Maggie Boles, Ryan Tillotson, and Brandon Marlo. This episode was also produced by Frank Driscoll. It was written and edited by Maggie Boles and Daniel Ferrera. Do you have a queer story to share? Email us at email@example.com *This podcast is not affiliated with Pride Media.
Vad har David Beckham, Jamaica och att hitta sin pappa på Grindr med varandra att göra? Vad kul att ni frågar för det kommer ni hundra procent få reda på i veckans helt hysteriskt smaskiga, insiktsfulla men ändå väldigt ömma avsnitt av allas favorit bögpodcast. Är ni pepp? Bra då Robin, Camilo och Anton har tagit sig an det här avsnittet likt kärleksfulla syskon - med massor av kärlek och ännu mer gnabb. Nämnde vi att Robin berättar om han och hans mammas kommande resa till Jamaica? Nej, ok. Då glömmer vi det med.Vill ni stöta oss så gör ni det genom att lämna en recension här eller kanske följa oss på instagram här eller varför inte på Facebook här, Vi finns även på Twitter, säg inget till Elon, han kanske bannar oss. Vill man att vi tar upp något i podden anonymt så når man oss här.Veckans ministrar:Robin, Anton och Camilo. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
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The Florida Standards' very own Will Witt is exposing the promotion of sex apps by schools in Florida. Rebecca Weber invites this former PragerU rockstar to the Better for America podcast to share with listeners how he is advocating for children and parents through journalism and truth. Why would schools that should be focusing on improving children's grammar and mathematics be promoting books that open innocent children to things like “The Ins and Outs of Gay Sex” and dangerous sex apps like Grindr? It seems like our children are the left's favorite target these days! They also discuss the lack of confidence in our election process and where the GOP went wrong with messaging. Join Rebecca and Will as he shares what he calls the “Revolution of Normal Parents!”
Started this week with the breaking news of 21 people dying in an Egyptian bus accident, and a Belgian policeman stabbed to death by a terrorist. Plus Biden in Asia, US midterm results, FTX crypto exchange collapse, InCel stalker video, and a French priest is arrested after drugging his underage Grindr date in Paris. Music: Kordhell/"Murder In My Mind"
This week we're joined by the hilarious and awesome Ben Bradshaw, we dive into Scott pissing his pants, Austin Shitting himself, Whataburger, meth porn, we make a Grindr, we visit a cave, and much more.
Start your sublight engines! Join the gang as they discuss Andor episode 9, "Nobody's Listening!". May the Force be with you and DON'T kriff it up!Points of Interest: Cassian Andor's Grindr, Dedra Meero at the Eras Tour, RuPalp's Footrace, Jyn Erso as played by Christopher Plumber, Mon Mothma at Coruscant Drag Brunch, Zeb's Buttersock, FacSHEst, Will there be hole after the revolution?, Luthen's ActBlue Donation, Perrin Mothma asks "AITA?", Chandrilan BYU, and Corusthant.---If you enjoy the show, consider donating to Jess' gofundme, for every $1,000 raised we'll release bonus content/bloopers!--Find us elsewhere: Tiktok - @rupalpspodraceTwitter - @RuPalpsPodraceInstagram - @rupalpspodraceSubscribe to Ollie & Klaudia's podcast, the Mystery SpotcastSubscribe to Noah & friend of the pod Sage's podcast, Cowboys and SlaybotsSubscribe to Jess' Star Wars TTRPG podcast set in the High Republic, For Light and Dice---Contact us:- Send us a question in our TikTok Q&A- Email us at firstname.lastname@example.org- Submit a fic for Name That Ship---Star Wars: The High Republic Reading GuideJoin the RuPalp's Storygraph High Republic Reading Challenge
Avec Pauline Verduzier.Meetic, AdopteUnMec.com, Okcupid, Bumple, Happen, Grindr, Tinder.... Tous ces sites et application de rencontre ont révolutionné les rapports amoureux. Pour ce nouvel épisode de Quoi de Meuf, Clémentine et Pauline se demandent comment être féministe et survivre dans l'univers impitoyable du dating ?Côté Pop culture, il sera question du film « Premières Vacances » de Patrick Cassir mettant en scène un couple qui décident de partir en vacances suite à leur rencontre sur Tinder. Et du livre de Aziz Ansari « Modern Romance » sur le phénomène Tinder. Enfin Clémentine et Pauline partagent le témoignage d'Alice qui est en désaccord avec sa mère qui lui reproche d'être une féministe pessimiste.L'actu féministe de Clémentine Gallot et de Pauline Verduzier (01:58)Le thème de l'épisode : le dating et les applications (03 :33)Le témoignage de Cécilia, sur le remède des applications de rencontre face à insensibilisation des lesbiennes dans la société. (15:20)Expériences personnelles de Clémentine Gallot et de Pauline Verduzier (18:44)Le moment Pop culture (30:21)Les recommandations culturelles (34:14)Le courrier des auditrices (36:42)Les références entendues dans l'épisode :Un article sur la manifestation du 1er janvier, de milliers de femmes indiennes à qui on a refusé l'accès dans un temple.L'article sur les propos de Yann Moix concernant les femmes dans Marie-ClaireLa réponse humoristique d'Anne Roumanoff à Yann MoixLe livre de Moira Weigel « Labor of Love : The Invention of Dating ». ( 2016)"The fascinating history of how courtship became ‘dating'", article de Larry Getlen publié sur le New York Post (mai 2016)Le livre de Timothy Perper « Sex Signals : The Biology of Love» (1986)L'étude sur Tinder présentée en 2017, à l'Association américaine de psychologie.Clémentine cite une étude parue en 2017 de l'anthropologue Hélène Fisher qui dit que 1 célibataire sur 6 est accro au processus de recherche de date.Un article sur l'étude sociologique sur les sites de rencontre menée par le site OkcupidUn article sur le compte Instagram « Femmes noires vs dating apps »Un article sur le sondage de l'IFOP disant que les parisien.n.e.s refusent de se mettre en couple avec une personne originaire d'Afrique subsaharienne et/ou du Maghreb.Le concept « rejections killings » : ce sont des femmes qui se font tuer simplement pour avoir dit non soit à un rapport sexuel, soit à un date.Un article sur le témoignage de la jeune femme qui accuse le comédien Aziz Ansari d'agression sexuelle.Le livre de l'écrivaine Robin Warshaw « I Never Called It Rape : The Ms Report on Recognizing, Fighting, and Surviving Date and Acquitance Rape » (1988)L'article publié dans le Washington Post de la journaliste Lisa Bonos sur l'effet positif de #MeToo dans les dating.Le spectacle de Laurent Sciamma « Bonhomme » a lieu tous les samedis à 19h à la comédie des 3 bornes au 2 rue des Trois Bornes à Paris (11ème), jusqu'à fin janvier.Le livre de Fiona Schmidt « L'amour après #MeToo :Traité de séduction, l'usage des hommes qui ne savent plus comment parler aux femmes » (2018)Le film «« Premières vacances » de Patrick Cassir. (2018)Le film « Vous avez un message » de Nora Ephron. ( 1998)La série « Love » de Judd Apatow disponible sur Netflix.La série de Aziz Ansari « Master of love » disponible sur Netflix . (2015)Le livre « Modern Romance » de Aziz Ansari sur Tinder. ( 2015)La série « Insecure » de Issa Rae. (2016)Les recommandations culturellesClémentine :L'exposition sur les questions de genre et de nouvelles masculinité de Grayson Perry à la Monnaie de Paris qui se termine le 3 février.Pauline :Le livre « Un océan d'amour » de Wilfrid Lupano et Grégory Panaccione. (2014)Pour poser une question à la team Quoi de meuf : email@example.comPour s'inscrire à la géniale newsletter Quoi de meuf : http://quoidemeuf.net/Quoi de Meuf est une émission de Nouvelles Écoutes, animée par Clémentine Gallot et Pauline Verduzier. Réalisée par Aurore Meyer Mahieu, montée et mixée par Laurie Galligani, coordonnée par Laura Cuissard.Vous pouvez consulter notre politique de confidentialité sur https://art19.com/privacy ainsi que la notice de confidentialité de la Californie sur https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
Fresh off his infamous week performing at a gay resort, returning guest and podcasting royalty Pat Regan joins the boys for a check-in on how the institution of marriage is going. (Spoiler: NOT well.) Plus: Is everything going on in the world Taylor Swift's fault? Does the ACLU need to get involved in the world of gay hookup apps? Which yogurt brands are cheugy? And finally: Is the media out to get us? The answer WILL be censored. 11/9: New York Comedy Festival show at the Bell House: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/straightiolab-tickets-420691618957 11/12: StraightioLab x Vulture Festival at the Hollywood Roosevelt: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/straightiolab-x-vulture-festival-tickets-440565943597?aff=odcleoeventsincollection 11/14: StraightioLab Live at the Elysian: https://www.elysiantheater.com/shows/straightiolab See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
James Parr was diagnosed with cancer a week after he came out. At the same time that James was exploring himself as an out, bisexual man, he was also figuring out what his life would look like if he lost a limb. Now James takes pride in his disability and he will challenge anyone who tries to pity him or tell him that his life is "sad". James shares with Sean about running away from home as a kid, coming to terms with his sexuality in a hyper-masculine regional town, how he's gained confidence in his disability, and how he weeds out the men on Grindr who want to get to know him...and the men who want to fetishise him. Follow James on Instagram: @_jamesparr Follow us on Instagram: @comeoutwhereveryouare Email us: firstname.lastname@example.org If this episode brought up any feelings for you or you want more information, these resources may help you: QLife: Call 1800 184 527 for a free phone service every day from 3pm – midnight. Visit their website www.qlife.org.au for a free webchat Minus18: Australia's LGBTQIA+ charity. Follow them on social @minus18youth or visit their website on www.minus18.org.au for resources, events and training for your school or workplace Lifeline: Call 13 11 14 for 24-hour crisis supportSee omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Brandon Ash-Mohammed (comedian) joins us in-studio for the very first time to regale us with the tale of how he met up with someone who looked like "bootleg Eminem" off of Grindr and then had a very strange hook-up experience that led to a block. And that's not the only Grindr-type experience we get into, as Brandon updates where Stefan and John stand in the gay classification system now that he's met us in person, and he gives Stefan a compliment that Stefan believes is the highest he has received. And speaking of being high, Brandon tries BC weed for the first time and we chat about 90-Day Fiancé, hair loss treatment, Movie 43, Brandon's algorithm, 90s textbook covers, and Bob Costas has himself another weird broadcasting moment. If you want some more weird moments, head on over to patreon.com/blockedparty, where $5/month gets you access to THREE bonus episodes every single month. Last week, we finally released the video of us taking Jesse Farrar to Canadian Tire, and boy, is it ever fun. We've also got our last Zoom show of 2022 coming up near the end of November, our continuing Sex and the City series, and more great guests and bonus stuff coming down the pipe this month you won't wanna miss. Plus you get exclusive Discord access, merch discounts, and MORE! Brandon Ash-Mohammed is a comedian whose album, "Capricornication" is out now wherever you get your albums. You can follow him on Instagram at @brandonamcomedy. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
On this week's episode, we discuss Russia accusing Ukraine of conspiring to commit a false flag by commissioning the creation of a "dirty bomb" against Europe. We also discuss WNBA player Griner being sentenced to 9 years in a Russian prison for marijuana charges, immediately segueing to a conversation about the failed Joe Biden legislation, which caused a total of 0 prisoners to be released in a failed attempt at gaslighting the into voting blue in the upcoming election. Lastly, we discuss Michigan's radical proposal 3, the single most radical legislation in the US regarding abortion and radical legislation. Subscribe and leave a 5-star review! ----more---- Donate to support the show by going to https://givesendgo.com/redpillrevolution Our website https://redpillrevolution.co/ Protect your family and support the Red Pill Revolution Podcast with Affordable Life Insurance. This is attached to my license and not a third-party ad! Go to https://agents.ethoslife.com/invite/3504a now! Currently available in AZ, MI, MO, LA, NC, OH, IN, TN, WV. Email email@example.com if you would like to sign up in a different state ----more---- Full Transcription Welcome to the Revolution. Hello and welcome to Red Pill Revolution. My name is Austin Adams and thank you very much for listening today. We are going to touch on a lot of different topics today, starting with the former, former, I say former because of this news, W N B A player, Britney Grimer losing her appeal and will actually serve nine years in a Russian penal colony. I guess that's nickname for jail , which really sucks. We're gonna segue from that right into Joe Biden's marijuana hardens that occurred federally, uh, which Basical. Did nothing. As we will come to find out, we're also going to talk about Russian military warned the world that Ukraine was in the final stages of creating and detonating a dirty bomb that would spread nuclear radiation across Europe and that will also segue into the UN Security Council holding a closed door briefing and meeting about that situation. And then we will also discuss New York Supreme Court reinstating all of the federal employees for being unvaccinated and even orders back pay. So you'll find out how much that was. It's quite a bit of money. So if you were in New York and you were a federal employee, you might be decently happy right now if you stuck to your guns and this should be your payback. And then lastly, I am going to touch on proposal three in the state of Michigan. This radical proposal brings up so many different things that are going to affect our children. Um, all in the, you know, uh, guys, the Trojan horse that they say about Roe v. Wade. So we will discuss that. 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To the revolution. All right, let's go ahead and jump into it. Brittany Grinner lost her appeal, appealing the marijuana charges, and this is a W N B A player who will serve now nine years in a Russian. Penal colony. So this W N B A player tried to bring a vape pen cartridge on a plane to go over and play basketball, was found, was arrested. They even went afar as in the US trying to negotiate with a cre, a famous infamous, I should say, creator of bombs, Russian terrorists, to negotiate out this W N B A player. So, uh, that was a conversation at one point but didn't end up happening. And the Russian, the court will go ahead and read this article, which is coming from Vice News, always beloved Vice And it says, A Russian court rejected W N B A star Britney Grinder's appeal for a redo sentence on Tuesday, which means the all star basketball player will have to serve out her nine year sentence for drug possession and smuggling at a penal colony in Russia unless US leaders negotiate for her freedom, which is what I discussed a little bit earlier. During a virtual in court appearance, Grindr explained her case to the panel of three judges deciding her fate. I was barely over the significant. Uh, the significant amount of cannabis oil, people with more severe crimes have gotten less than what I was given. She said, according to Reuters, I did not intend to do this. In the days leading up to Tuesday's appearance, Grinner expressed through her attorney that she was not too optimistic about the court here, uh, ruling in her favor. It's been a long year for Grinder. Her case has taken place against the backdrop of war, between review crane and Russia, and an intense relationship between Russia and the United States. That is quite unfortunate. If you were going to get arrested in Russia, now is probably not the time to do it if you're a US citizen. . So very unfortunate for Britney Grinner. I mean, really you, you have to think that she kind of knew that this is what was gonna happen. This is a political pawn, right? The what is happening here is the Russia saying hey, or United States saying, Hey, we want that. And Russia going, Nana Nbu boo. I have your player. Right? So there's a reason this is happening this way. In normal circumstances, I wonder if it would be different. I honestly feel for Britney Griner, there's no reason anybody should be arrested for marijuana charges. Maybe if you're going to Russia, maybe don't bring it with you if you know that it's illegal. I mean that, that's the last place that I wanna get arrested. Honestly. Is it Russian prison? But you know, that was her choice. So it says, After months of delay, Grinner was sentenced to nine years in August, President Joe Biden has called on Russia to release grinner in the I in the US Department of State said Grinner is wrongfully detained. Which is hilarious because as we will find out in a minute, the ruling and hypocrisy that is going on in the United States about this situation and marijuana charges, which I believe should totally be legal, I absolutely do not think that there's any reason anybody should be in jail for possessing a plant that grows here on this earth. Let alone one that does not harm anybody, does not make you go crazy as the Refurb Madness Documentaries would make you believe from the 1960s, seventies, whenever that was created . But I, I, I think it's really unfortunate. I, I really do feel bad for her. That's a horrible situation to find yourself in, in literally the worst time that you ever could have ran into this situation. So, I don't know if the answer is going ahead and trading a W N B A player for a infamous Russian terrorist bomb maker. Maybe that's not the move. But I do feel bad for Brit Grinder, and hopefully they figure out something here. I, I highly doubt it though, given the circumstances. Hopefully it's, and in the very least, hopefully it doesn't end up really being nine years because going from, you know, maybe she's 30, mid twenties, 30, going from that to being 40 is, Gosh, I just can't imagine. What that would feel like in what your family looks like, what your friendships would look like. I mean, just sitting in a Russian prison cell and the cell that she's sitting in literally looks like the cell that they would put a lion in. That's just like a four by 10 area that you could barely move around in. So I guess that's kind of what all prisons look like. But absolutely nobody should be in jail for marijuana, federally, internationally, statewide. And that's what we will find out in our next portion, which is going to be that Biden's marijuana Pardons did not free a single person, not one. Now they made this big show leading up to the, the voting that's coming up, the primaries, this big show. That's going on here. And this didn't do anything. They knew it wasn't gonna do anything. Especially, you know, you kind of should have known that when Kamala Harris seemed excited about letting people out of jail that she put there, I'm pretty sure she put at least 14. It was either 1400 or 14,000 people away during the time that she was a, a judge. So the fact that she was going, Oh, it's just such a long time coming, Oh, is it Kamala? Because we know that you are literally the one hitting the gavel on the table, deciding these people's fate when it was up to you. Now that it's not up to you and you're using it as a, again, a political ploy to help voters maybe get on your side in the time where literally everybody has a problem with this administration has a problem with their decisions, has a problem with the way that those decisions are affecting their lives. And that's what we're seeing in, and that's what we're gonna see when it comes to voting is that the, the middle of the road, people who would normally have voted Democrat may not do so with seeing the. Unbelievable shift in the way that their lives were affected from the last administration to this administration, and knowing that the effect that these, this upcoming vote is going to have on what that looks like moving forward. So this goes on to say that by, and this is coming from reason, This is a new publication that I, I would maybe suggest looking into. Reason Free, Mu Free Minds and Free Markets is what it is. It's reason.com. Now, they had this article that says, Biden's marijuana Pardons did not free a single federal prisoner or deliver the expungement that he promised at all. Now, a single person was released whatsoever. It says a process that the White House called attention to the thousands of federal cannabis offenders who remain incarcerated. Now, what the, You have to understand where this actually came from. Biden pardoned people who were in prison in federal prisons for possession, but there is no federal laws surrounding. Possession federally . So he literally did nothing at all. Nothing besides play a little show for people that people could get behind. Even, you know, we watched some of the other podcasts that are out there, people sung praise around this. I think it was in the Tulsi Gabbard podcast with Joe Rogan that we listened to a little bit of that. They sung the praises of this. They said it's a long time coming, You know, they, they didn't give it a, a bunch of positive praise, but they were hopeful that this was actually going to do something. And now we know that it didn't, didn't do a single thing, didn't let a single person out. And this article goes on to say that Edwin Rubus has served more than two decades of a 40 year, 40 year federal prison sentence for participating in a marijuana distribution operation, taking into account good time credit. He is not scheduled to be released until August of. 2032. Oh my gosh. Rubis is one of about 3000 federal prisoners whose cannabis related sentences were unaffected by Joe Biden's Mass. Pardon for low level marijuana offenders. A protest at the White House today called attention to their Predicament. Biden's. October 6th Proclamation applied only to the US citizens in legal permanent residence convicted of simple marijuana possession under the Controlled Substances Act, or the District of Columbia Code. None of whom were still incarcerated. None of them, although his pardons could benefit as many as 10,000 or so individuals. That represents a tiny percentage of the overall simple possession cases, which typically are charged under state law. And that's the problem. His possessions always gonna generally be under state law, not federal law. The federal prisoners are generally going to be, what we just saw was a distribution charge. When it's above a certain amount and you're bringing it across state lines, it's gener, uh, you're not gonna have it be a federal. sentence, it's going to be a state sentence. So this goes on to say that according to the 2021 report, more than 3000 individuals, we just, uh, more than 3000 individuals are currently serving marijuana related sentences in federal prisons. The report estimated that ending federal marijuana per prohibition, a step that Biden has steadfastly resisted, could reduce the federal prison population more than 2,800 over five years. This goes on to say your recent executive order, while a great first step did nothing to address the thousands of federal cannabis prisoners currently incarcerated in federal prison. 16 drug policy reform groups noted in an October 10th letter to Biden. While your recent executive order will help many, it will not release a single one of the nearly 2,800 federal cannabis prisoners. Not a single one. 18 states in the District of Columbia have legalized cannabis. There are thousands of Americans who are serving long-term prison sentences, including some life sentences in federal facilities for conduct involved involving amounts of cannabis that are far less than what dispensaries routinely handle on a daily basis. Wow. And then it starts to list some people that are currently serving sentences for this. I won't go ahead and read this whole thing, but you can catch it in the sub stack. Red po revolution.co.com is for losers and sign up there. It's free. Or you can be a paid subscriber and support, like I said. So I think this is wild. I, I 100% believe that marijuana should be legal. Federally, statewide, internationally. Do not think that there's any single reason if you're going to allow alcohol, which has done far worse things to far more people, far worse things, to far more people that marijuana has ever done, will ever do. Take a year of deaths, take a year of addiction, take a year of aggressive tendencies in people's households, of social conflicts, of bar fights. You will never, never see that be the result of marijuana ever. It's never happened. It's never listed. There's no deaths for marijuana ever. You might feel groggy in the morning if you take far too much. But if you drink yourself, if you use too much opioids, Oxycontin, that's given out like candy by doctors amphetamines that are handed out like candy to children by doctors. But yet marijuana is illegal for what you wanna know, why? We can go back into the history of this. There was something called, uh, at least this to, to my knowledge, this was the biggest push of the reason why there was the paper industry was there was a company that was a paper company in the early 1960s, fifties, sixties, around that timeframe. And paper was becoming mass distributed and a very wide scale, but hemp paper proved to be better quality. It proved that it was, uh, longer lasting. It proved that it would hold up. It would hold up better. It wouldn't tear as easily. It holds the ink better for many, many reasons. Hemp paper. Far better. And it was only until they figured out a machine called the Decorticator. The decorticator was a machine used to turn hemp into paper easily. And once the decorticator came out, the paper industry lobbied tons of money and tons of, you know, uh, articles and papers and briefer madness documentaries, trying to get a push, saying that actually in one of the very first articles that you find about this, it says that it was a attempt to push racism and, and combined it with the use of marijuana. It said something like, uh, marijuana causing Mexicans in the United States to rape people. It was like this was so outlandish statement that was said in this article, but it was all because the paper industry was very threatened by the hemp industry. So they went out and made the entire plant illegal. For a very, very long time. That's when Reefer Madness came out. That's, so, before this, it was all legal. There was no issues with it whatsoever. There wasn't a bunch of Mexicans raping people as a result of marijuana wasn't happening. Now again, when you go back to alcohol, if we were really concerned about people doing bad things on substances, then you would ban alcohol. You even look at somebody who does heroin, the worst you're gonna do is kill yourself. You're not gonna harm somebody else. You're gonna lay on the street and be homeless and you know, whatever comes with that. But it's not nearly what you see as the after effects socially, right? I think you should be able to ruin your life and when a hundred percent am under the idea, the libertarian aspect of my ideology is 100% under the belief that you should be absolutely able to ruin your life. And with drugs you can 100% ruin. With heroin, you can ruin your life. And even with marijuana, you can ruin your life. It can, for certain people, it's not a good thing if you overuse it throughout your day, you do it every day before you go into work. That's a horrible thing. You shouldn't do that. It's gonna make you unproductive. It's gonna make you not positive or not not do well in social environments. Very often, depending on what to what level, but also some people, it heals people. There's far more, many, far more, many wow . There is far more positive attributes to, to what can be used with marijuana if it's used properly. If it's used to treat anxiety at at low doses, if it's used in, in ways that allow you to sleep at night. There's so many proper uses for it. And we're pushing things like Tylenol, which has far more negative benefits over the counter. You can buy it right now, unlimited amounts, but there is, you can actually overdose on Tylenol. You cannot do that on marijuana. So there's my little rant on that. I do not think at all it should be illegal for anybody and including almost all drugs. I I really don't think that drugs should be illegal. I think you should be able to ruin your own life. If you wanna do a bunch of heroin and sit in the street all day and not go to work and not build a life for yourself, I think you should be able to. But when it starts to infringe on the rights of other people, that's when the government should step in. That's kind of my idea around legality and, and, and laws. Okay. I took a class about this and, and one of the questions was, what, what is the purpose of laws? I think the purpose of laws is to almost instill in society the golden rule. Do unto others as you would want done unto yourself. So if there's a, if you take a general population, you survey 10 people and they go, Would you like to be robbed? Would you like to have your life taken from you? Would you like to insert whatever law, whatever action that's aggressive towards other people? Here and see, would you like this to happen to you? And if you don't wanna be killed, if you don't wanna be robbed, if that's a general consensus from society that we don't want things done onto us that way, then you should not be afforded the ability to do that onto others. That's what laws are there to prevent. If you are enforcing something upon other people is how I believe law should be taken. I don't think speeding should really be a big ticket. Fine, or you should go to jail for speeding. I don't think, as long as you are not encroaching on the liberties of another individual, the government should not have the right to step in to do so to to, to throw you in jail and lock away the key. I think it's a crazy idea. So when you take that fundamental idea all the way to its end, what, what you understand is that drugs don't infringe on the rights of other people. If you're going to, And even alcohol. I don't think alcohol should be illegal. I think you should be able to drink yourself and then if you punch somebody in the face as a result of it, you should go to jail for punching somebody in the face. Hmm. I think that's generally positive direction. I don't think that you should be going to jail for alcohol. I think DUI is a different thing cuz the likelihood that you're going to be doing those things and putting other people's lives in jeopardy is 100%. But I think if you are drinking in, in public and you are not infringing on other people in their space, in by their whatever you're doing, you should not be going to jail for it. Absolutely not. Okay. So there, there's, there's my ideology behind laws. And when you start to think that through all the way to its end, a lot of things prostitution becomes legal. You're not doing anything to harm anybody else. Both people are are agreeing parties. But although that can get you into a separate conversation around sex trafficking being very prevalent in that community. But as long as that's not the case, then there you go. It should be legal. You're not encroaching on anybody's liberties. Let's segue here. , I'm not sure the segue how to, how to properly combine this, but Russia, this, this is a pretty wild thing that just came up, is that, and this is a a probably the biggest conversation that, again, is not being had in the us. Russia basically doing a presentation about how they're building dirty bombs and they were using materials in the images from movies to depict how they were doing this dirty bomb. Like if you ever watched the, The Ghost of Kiev, The things like that. The propaganda videos. Yeah. They're pulling like stock photos of this and trying to show Now let's see if they actually were saying that it was real. So it says On Monday, the Russian military warned the world that Ukraine was in the final stages of creating and detonating a dirty bomb that would spread nuclear radiation across Europe according to Russia. Ukraine in the west would then claim the attack was Russia detonating a nuclear bomb and attack. The allegation is absurd because dirty bombs and explosive attached to chemical radioactive material are theoretical. Says the explosion would cause more damage than any radioactive material, but Russia's claims are made, made are more ludicrous by the images it used to sell. The theory still is from a 2018 Syrian propaganda film, a 2014 training exercise about disposing radioactive material and photos from nine 11 . So, so that was a part of their like slideshow, is that Russia was showing these silly stock images and videos from movies depicting dirty bombs, which, unless they were saying that they were from this, like they're pointing to it and saying, We have intelligence that we collected and surveillance that is showing that they're doing these things, but it doesn't mean the information's wrong. It says, according to the information we have two organizations in Ukraine have specific instructions to create the so-called dirty bomb cure law. Have said the works are at the final stage, the most ludicrous part of Russia's MOD's dirty bomb. And this is coming from vice again. So when you see the ludicrous this, the individual writing, this is a nobody, Matthew Gat, he's a journalist. So his, he is framing this conversation in a way that they're, they are, what they're trying to do here is they are trying to make it seem as if this is not true simply because of the images and videos that they depicted here, which were yet to see them say that they were directly from surveillance video that they collected. Hmm. Says so to give you. Yeah. And here, here comes more BS about it. So it goes on to say Higgins went over some more photos of the kin presentation one still from a slide purporting to explain. Ukraine's ability to build a dirty bomb seems to show radioactive material in the bag with a drawing of a barrel diagram on the top of it with the bird's creation of a dirty bomb above it. The photo is from a 2014 training exercise involving nuclear material. Another photo purporting to show the civilian impact of a dirty bomb is just a picture from nine 11. So, let's see. Again, I don't think anything that they're saying here was that it was intelligence. Maybe it's a, maybe it's an insinuation and that's, you know, silly and wrong, but not something to de-legitimize their theory if they have legitimate sources saying that they're in the final phase. That two companies were paid in commission to build. And the reason that we know that this is something that the international community is taking more serious than some random journalist at Vice is because the UN Security Council holds a closed door meeting with Russia on the dirty bomb allegations against Ukraine. And Russia is saying that Ukraine is going to use this dirty bomb in a false, in a false flag operation to say that Russia did it, that they were gonna use unlike Europe or something. So let's read through this. This is coming from real news, no bullshit. And it says in remarks following the closed door, Me in. In a United Nations Security Council meeting, Russia has officially communicated on a council that they have intelligence that suggests Ukraine is preparing to use a dirty bomb, a claim that Western officials refute in remarks. Following the closed door meeting at the un, Russia's Deputy UN Ambassador, Dmitri Polanski said, We're quite satisfied because we raised the a. Kremlin spokesperson, Dimitri Pesco also reacted to claims of from Western nations that accused Russia of fabricating Ukraine's alleged plan to use a dirty bomb saying, I don't mind people saying that Russia is crying wolf if this doesn't happen, because this is a terrible, terrible disaster that threatens potentially the entire world. Russia says that their intelligence agencies have uncovered a plot by Ukraine to develop a radioactive dirty bomb. Their intelligence agencies claim that the Eastern Mineral enrichment plant in the central, some Ukrainian name region and the Institute of Nuclear Research in Kiev is actual, is actively involved in the plot. This all comes as Ukraine has invited the UN nuclear watchdog to inspect two unidentified Ukrainian nuclear sites. Ukrainian foreign minister vowed that inspectors would receive full access to the undisclosed sites and called on Russia to demonstrate the same transparency. Interesting. Now again, what they're saying here is that they're claiming that Ukraine's going to use this dirty bomb against European countries to then say that it was Russia as a false flag, and then cause a nuclear war for the entire world, World War three, because the United States has said several times that if a nuclear bomb or something of the like is you, as they will respond accordingly. So literally, Ukraine is trying to start a world war, the third world war, which could end dull of humanity over Russia. I I, to me, it's been so frustrating to see all the propaganda you even see in that Vice article. The way that that journalist went about framing that conversation is completely d how much, how much intelligence and surveillance does some random writer advice have regarding Ukrainian dirty bombs top secret documents that were collected and shown to the. He's framing in such a specific and confident manner, trying to take away the legitimacy of that when it could literally be the thing. Putin could have just stopped a world war by calling out Ukraine for doing this false flag. Dirty bomb. 100% could have just stopped it by bringing this to the attention of the UN and doing the proper surveillance on them for doing so. There's nothing again. And if he's wrong, good. I hope that doesn't happen. I hope it wasn't the part of the plan 100%, but if he was right, he could have just avoided a nuclear conflict by calling them out for this false flag operation that they intended to do. And again, there, there's nothing right with this war. They shouldn't have been started in the first place. There shouldn't have been people on the border of Russia and, and they shouldn't have been trying to join NATO or the UN in, in trying to raise the conflict level. There shouldn't have been a coup in 2014, ran by the Obama administration. There shouldn't have been all of these things. But here we find yourself. I think the further that we get from nuclear conflict the better. But we're closer than we ever were in the Cold War right now to a nuclear conflict, and now as we've seen, it could have just been avoided with this specific incident being called out. So again, I hope he's wrong. Sounds like they have a lot more information than then this vice journalist , who's trying to frame it as this crazy idea that they would ever do something like that. And maybe there's a reason that they took photos from nine 11 trying to put a, what is it, a, a subtweet towards the United States, about nine 11 and, and you know, when in the same conversation around false flags. Hmm. Interesting. Who am I? Just a guy. The next thing we're gonna discuss here is going to be that the New York Supreme Court reinstated all federal employees fired for being unvaccinated and even went as far to order $40,000 in back pay for the employees. Thank you. Thank you, thank you, thank you. If you listen to this before you, you know that at some point I had an opportunity for a pH, a position at a, a very high level position and a great company with a lot of money, but turned it down because I wasn't going to get vaccinated as a result of some large company wanting me to do so for employment, wasn't gonna do it. So here we find yourselves. We knew this was gonna come to this. We knew that eventually the Supreme Court, the, the Constitution was going to come into play just the same way that Pfizer wanted 70 years to come out with the data. Just not gonna happen. With the way that our constitution is set up, the way that our government is, has allegedly checks and balances. I begin to believe less and less than that as time goes on compared to what I was taught in high school. But I think that this is such a good step in the right direction, and I think that it's going to cause a ripple effect. I believe the same thing just happened in Washington. Uh, let me, let me double check on that. But I'm fairly positive the same situation just happened in Washington. The unvaccinated employees got their employment. Washington States says it will drop unvaccinated patient. Hmm. Yeah. You better. Uh, no. So it was a different, it might have been Washington, dc I don't know. It was a different state. Just did the same thing. So as, as these things start to piggyback on each other, as these rulings happen, they tend to have to, they set a standard and that standard legally tends to be applied in more multiple situations because you can point to these things and say, Hey, they decided based on the constitutional rights of the people, that you cannot infringe upon my own medical decisions for employment at the federal government. And so hopefully this continues to snowball and continues to bring on other country or other states, other employers that continue to do the same thing. Because that's exactly what should happen if you denied some of the employment or if you fired them as a result of not getting an experimental gene therapy that we knew nothing about, that we know now today was ineffective. That we know now today as there's a 4% rate of people getting their booster shot or aka another gene therapy for the fourth time, there's a 4% rate of people doing it because they see through the bullshit. They know that this did not help anybody. This didn't help anybody. It didn't do anything. All it did was make you sick potentially. Right? You know, all the people that got the covid shot, got the booster, and then were sick the next week. It makes no sense why you would do that instead of just letting your body run into it and then fight it naturally anyways. You're just putting it into people. What, And that's the actual vaccine, not the gene therapy. Those are two separate things, but when you're putting a live virus into your body, why not just if you're getting the same thing anyways, you're gonna build antibodies. And actually, as Dr. Fauci himself said, getting the virus. And becoming, You know, having your antibodies pre-built as a result of it is better than actually getting a booster shot. We know that factually, and he said it before he was getting pedaled money from pharmaceutical companies to push this vaccination goes on the same, and this is coming from Fox News State Supreme Court found that being vaccinated does not stop the spread of covid 19. Hmm. It says that the New York State, State Supreme Court has reinstated all employees who were fired for not being vaccinated, ordering back pay, and saying that their rights had been violated. The court found Monday that being vaccinated does not prevent an individual from contracting or transmitting Covid. 19 Proven in the court of law, New York City's mayor, Eric Adams claimed earlier this year that his administration would not rehire employees who had been fired over their vaccination status. New York City alone fired over 1400 employees for being un vaccinated earlier this year. After the city adopted a vaccine mandate under former mayor, Bill de de Blassio. Many of those fired were police officers and firefighters. I hope they don't return. I hope they return and then leave after they get their back pay. Actually, I think that's absolutely the best way to go. If you're a, that's the biggest FU that you could ever get, the state, give the state for firing you in the first place. Join them. Stay there for a month, take your $40,000 payout and then quit. Go to another state where they wouldn't have done that to you to begin with. All right. It goes on to say that, uh, New York firefighters associated President Andrew de Blassio or Andrew sbo and fed, uh, FDM y Uniform Fire Officers Association, President condemned Adams earlier the year after the mayor allowed an exception to the vaccine mandate for athletes and performers, even as firefighters were still being fired over their status. The pair called on the city to expand the exception to all New York. Said, we're here to say that the support to we support the revocation of the vaccine mandate to the mayor amounts on Thursday. Now, if I recall correctly, I'm fairly positive that Project Veritas put out a video of the Mayor of New York calling people like he saying a bunch of names about people, uh, who are the federal employees in the vaccine mandates. So let me see if I can find that video and play it for you guys, because I think it's really telling the way that he actually went about talking about these things. I'm, I'm fairly positive that this was him. Let me go ahead and pull up Project Veritas on Instagram. and I be fairly positive. It was the mayor of the, of New York, who was the one in this video being called out for saying these things. But I, I don't wanna waste any of your time here, so let's, let's go ahead. I'll, if I, if I do find it, I'll put it in the sub stack for you. And even if I'm wrong, I'll put that in the sub stack too. I'll find the video and then we'll. All right, so the next thing that we're gonna talk about here is going to be proposition three. So speaking about court mandates, there's a proposal going on in Michigan right now that is actually threatening the children in Michigan with this liberal ideology, extreme ideology, and I don't use that term lightly. This is crazy. Let, I'll read you about it. But from my understanding, I've gotten, I, I've been seeing a ton of things around, you know, proposal three Protect women, right? And it's coming off the backs of the Roe v Wade decision. They're, they're trying to utilize that platform to say that what this Prop three is doing is it's giving women rights to have an abortion, but it does far more than that, far, far more than that, and things that are very wrong. So this says that Planned Parenthood, the A C L U and other pro-abortion activist promoted ballot proposed the right to reproductive freedom. Right. You see how they call these things? It's, it's so stupid. The the do not kill puppies law. Right? The right to reproductive freedom. Reproductive freedom. Reproduce is the word in there. You're taking the word reproduce and turning it into, it's exactly the opposite, . It's, you're not reproducing anything. That's not freedom to reproduce, That's freedom to end the production, to end life. But it goes on to say that the R R F I that if pass creates a new unlimited and unregulated right to abortion at any time during pregnancy and in, and an additional undefined right to reproductive freedom. This goes on, and this is coming from a Great Lakes Justice Center, which is Great Lakes JC Dot. Says The radical proposal is not solely about abortion. Rather, this poorly worded change to our state constitution creates additional new rights and invalidates numerous existing laws protecting women, children, and parents. Activists falsely claim the amend amendment merely places. The US Supreme Court ruling in Roe v Wade back into effect, which you literally is, are not doing that, that the only thing about Roe v Wade is that it's just saying we're going to leave it to the states. So if you want to, if you want to have a a vote based on whether or not abortion should be legal in Michigan, do that. But what they're doing here is even using that specifically as a Trojan horse to allow for right to reproductive freedom for children, which is the way that this is worded, has many, many negative. It says The activists falsely claim the amend amendment merely places the US Supreme Court ruling in rural v Wade back into effect. Nothing is further from the truth. If pass the R F I Enshrines in Michigan's constitution, the most extreme abortion law in America on par with China and North Korea, the expansive, vague, and broad terms used in this new law are not defined. These fundamental new constitutional rights override any conflicting statue. So this would by far be, if Prop three is passed to Michigan, would by far be the most radical decision and ruling when it comes to abortion in the entire United States would allow it to literally any point until born. And in the way that the wording is ruled here, we'll tell you that and we'll read the actual laws. But it says, the proposed amendment to Michigan's constitution will do the following. And this is a bolded list. This is not the actual statute, but we will find it and we'll read that too. It says that it allows a minor child to have an abortion without the knowledge or consent of the child's parent. It says, Because of all the encompassing exceptions, the amendment effectively guarantees the right to abortion at any time, right up to the moment of birth. Further, it effectively guarantees the right to partial birth abortion and the right to terminate a child's life in the womb at any time based on the child's disability, gender, race, or for any other reason. And then one of them listed was for the patient's health, physically or mentally. So if they come in and like, Hey, I'm really distressed that I'm about to have a baby, which almost all women are, when you're gonna have a baby, it's a stressful situation. You're about to birth a child. It's meant to be stressful. It's meant to be something that is a big deal. And big deals cause people to have anxiety, cause people to have stress. And so if you go to your doctor and say, I'm supposed to be due in two days. I don't feel like doing this and it's causing me stress. They can legally abort your child the day before if they wanted to. It goes on to say that it overrides parental rights in directing their child's upbringing and education, especially in the area of sex education. Public schools will now have the legal right to inform children or inform parents about any issue relating to reproductive freedom In sexuality, parents will no longer be able to excuse their child from sex education classes because minors will have their own fundamental right to reproductive freedom, separate and dis distinct from his or her parents. What in the world, there's a reason, like we've talked about the advertising thing before, there's a reason you cannot advertise to children because children are dumb. The reason they cannot, their, their brain is not fully developed. They cannot instinctually between somebody who's trying to take advantage of them and somebody who is trying to do what's right for them. And also, your child is literally an extension of self. And you will, an individual will always have their child's best interest. Far more than any governmental agency, any corporate agency, any corporation, any group, anything. Your child, you are literally fabricated from the time that you have a child to protect that child and to do what's in the best interest of that child. Now, when you can find somebody who is mentally incapable of making right decisions for themselves, and then you can take advantage of them for profit, you know, like the $1.3 million that they make by convincing one single child that they're trans and having to do a lifetime of, of transitions and medications. And surgeries. $1.3 million is what it. Telling the parents that they no longer have any access to deciding whether or not their child has the right to go to sex education, What they're being taught about it, whether they can actually consent or not, is horrifying. Horrifying. And at what age? What age do you decide you starting to do it at 4, 5, 6, kindergarten, you're gonna have sex education classes, you're gonna have teachers pushing sexual ideology, you're gonna have these books explaining sodomy and all of these things that are far, far more advanced when you should be learning it than what you should be learning at kindergarten, first grade, second grade, fifth grade, sixth grade, seventh grade. I can go on with what these, Is it actually in these books that are in our children's schools? If you go watch the video, there was a, a whole group of families in Dearborn, 500, 600 parents at a parent meeting in Dearborn, Michigan. Dearborn is a very predominant, uh, Muslim and uh, Muslim and. Gosh, I'm, I'm, uh, CDE culture. So Muslim and Calen two different, I, I believe two different religious ideologies, but very fundamentally, uh, connected in the, in the cultures. And so there was all of these parents, so many parents piled into this room saying, We do not want you teaching our children these things. We have a say in what you are going to push on our children, Right? And then you understand the, those communities, they're, they're very protective of their children's in, in, in, from a religious sense too. What they're being taught about sex and those types of things. So rightfully, they're sitting in front of the school board saying, You're teaching things to our children that go against our religion. You have books in our libraries that go against their religion. And so they had a massive group of parents all getting extremely, extremely irritated with the, the school board at the school board. Saying, You know what? They're not even gonna make, they're, we're gonna sign a bunch of, a bunch of people are gonna sign this petition and we're gonna get them out of the school board. Then we are going to take over that school board and make the decisions for what's right for our parents. And that's what you have to do. 100% in today's environment is you have to take control of your child's life. You have to be the one who is making these decisions for your child's wife. Not, not. Abdicating the responsibility of your child's dis uh, life to corporations and government entities. That is literally what is going wrong in our world today, as parents have gotten so passive in the roles that they're playing in their child's life, when it comes to schools, when it comes to the entertainment that they're taking in, when it comes to the, the sex education that they're getting, when it comes to the, the things that they're consuming on a daily basis. Giving your child a phone at five, six, seven, ten, twelve, fourteen years old is ridiculous. There's no reason you should be giving your child infinite access to literally anything at any given time at the touch of a button. The second that they get bored. And so what parents have done is we, we've gotten into a position where parents have become pressing. They so gotten, gotten used to pressing the easy button saying, Oh, okay, nine o'clock I drop my cadets to school. What happens there? I don't care, but I don't have to deal with my. Oh, and then after that we're gonna, you know, come home, put on Disney Channel and let them watch Baymax talk to a trans person about how to use a, a pad properly when they're actually speaking to a man. Oh, and then we're gonna read a book about the anti-racist baby and abdicate that because it was pushed at the front forefront of Barnes and Noble book shelves in our kids' sections. We need to take control back of what we do as parents. And that's where this begins. It's, it's, it's far a, it's a little too late for the way that we were brought up our, you know, maybe our parents didn't exactly have these ideas of mine or didn't understand the venom that came with abdicating your responsibility to corporate entities or corporations or government entities. But there is an agenda. There's always an agenda. And behind every government organization, there is corporations that fund them. There is cism, there is contracts that being sent out to different companies. There is politics and everything, everything, all of it. And none of those people in any of those single organizations may be the teachers. Some teachers, a hundred percent absolutely have your best kid's, best interest in mind. Now, some absolutely do not. They're more so interested in pushing their ideology than they are doing what's right for your child, and those are the people taking on those jobs. So we have to take that back the same way that these Dearborn parents said, We're gonna sign a petition. We're gonna get them out of office. We're gonna take those positions and then start to take responsibility for what our children consume. Because obviously the people that are sitting there right now are not doing it for the best interest of the children. They're doing it for political ideology, they're doing it for clout, they're doing it for money, whatever reasons you wanna call it. But it's not in the best interest of our children. Let's read a little bit more about this. It says, It creates a right for minor children to procure a sex change via permanent and irreversible sterilization. Without the consent of the child's parents, without having to tell the parents at school, the teacher can. Literally connect them with somebody to go get a sterilization, to go get a literal body part chopped off of them inverted and inserted inside of their body with how many unbelievable implications in their mental health and physical health for the rest of their lives. Go watch the clips that I did last on the, what is a woman documentary breakdown? And it will be heartbreaking, heartbreaking to see these people dealing with these issues being pushed, this ideology being told that, Oh, just come to our side. It's safe over here. You're a, you're a a, a protected class now. Nobody can make fun of you. You're trans. It's cool. Look at this flag we got. Look at this hair color that your teacher has and if you wanna get a transition surgery, I have a number right here for you, kid. It's right here. Just, just call this number. You don't need to tell your parents. We have proposal three. Now. You don't need to tell your parents about your, your transition. We don't need to to have consent for children. They can decide when they consent. It creates a right for a minor child to procure a sex change via permanent and irreversible sterilization without the knowledge or consent of the child's parents, I would, oh my gosh, if somebody did that to my child and convince them at whatever age as a child to go get that done. Without my consent, I am burning down the institution metaphorically. Cia, if you're listening. Um, now this also said that it allows school clinics to provide contraceptives to children without the knowledge or consent of their parents. Creates new sexuality rights based on reproductive freedom that would alleviate over all other fundamental constitutional rights, prohibits enforcement of criminal statutes against statutory rape and child sexual. What and other similar statutes. In other words, sex between a 12 year old and a 45 year old man will now be protected under this new right. So long as the child consents. It literally changes the consent law in Michigan for having sex. So a seven year old, 10 year old, 12 year old, 15 year old can now consent to sex with an adult because Proposition three says that your child, your underdeveloped dumb child who's not smart enough to make their own decisions when it comes to these things, that is the reason for consent laws. You're literally legalizing pedophilia through proposition three. It's disgusting, rids the state of its current consent laws. It invalidates age consent laws, um, protecting minors. There is no age limitation for the amendment. In addition, numerous other laws regarding bans of state funding of abortion, parental notification, parental consent, informed consent laws, 24 hour waiting periods will all be invalidated. Provides the new right to reproductive freedom to all individuals, including children. The word individual is not defined. All children are individuals. The new right intentionally and by design does not exclude minors. It alleviates any type of sexual activity relating to reproductive freedom to the status of a fundamental constitutional right. This will include transgender rights In many other forms of sexual expression. Minors will be entitled to access puberty blockers, cross sex hormones, gender transition surgeries, and similar medical treatments as they all relate to sterilization and reproductive freedom. It says that it creates a new, undefined anti-discrimination protection that requires a government enforcement of those radical new fundamental rights. Abortions may be performed by any healthcare professional. The phrase healthcare professional is not defined in the amendment and is not limited to doctors. You literally do not have to have a degree to con, to continue within to do an abortion. . So what chiropractic offices are now gonna be doing abortions, they literally have the term doctor. You're gonna start slinging abortions outside of your chiropractor. I guarantee it. If they can profit from it, a lot of of chiropractors will do that under this new statue. And that's horrifying. Literally no. And then what the same thing Planned Parenthood's doing where they're selling the organs for profit immediately out the back door as you go watch those videos, those underground might have been Project Veritas that found the, the woman from Planned Parenthood talking about getting a Lamborghini from all the money that they were making from selling the stem cells, selling the tissues of all the children that they killed as an abortion guarantees the right to reproductive freedom to all prisoners, foster children, and all individuals under the care of the state. Wow. It's so crazy. It's so vague. It's so ridiculous. I wanna see if I can find. The actual law on it. Let me see if I can find the statue cuz it's so, it's such a minor. The, the article that I just read to you is longer than it itself, than the actual referendum or the, the change in the constitution. So let's go ahead and see if we can actually pull up MCL 7 55 20 Michigan Code of Law and let's pull it up. Here we go. Michigan Legislature, 7 55 20. Oh, that's the specific one. Let's see if we can find the actual, the actual full writeup of Proposition three. Michigan Full. That's what we're Googling. And if you didn't know, stop using Google. Start using something called Brave browser. Brave browser doesn't take any, uh, doesn't take any of your data. Use Brave Search. Actually, Brave Browser is nice too, but definitely use Brave Search instead of Google. So let's see. It says that. Who are the campaigns? The ballot title, The ballot summary. Okay. Article one of Section 28, Ripe to Reproductive Freedom. The ballot measure would add section 28 to Article one, Michigan Constitution of the Michigan Constitution. Following the underlying text would be added. All right, here it says, And this is it. This is it. This is the whole thing. This says Article one, Section 28, Right to Reproductive Freedom one. Every individual, every individual has a fundamental right to reproductive freedom, which entails the right to make and effectuate decisions about all matters relating to pregnancy, including but not limited to prenatal care, childbirth, postpartum care, contraception, sterilization, abortion care, miscarriage management, and infertility care. An individual's right to reproductive freedom shall not be denied, burdened nor infringed upon, unless justified by a compelling state interest achieved by the least restrictive means. Now, withstanding the above, the state may regulate the provision of abortion care about after fetal viability, provided that in no circumstance shall the state prohibit an abortion that in the professional judgment of an intending healthcare professional is medically indicated to protect a life or physical or mental health of the pregnant individual or mental health. The state shall not discriminate in the protection or enforcement of the fundamental right. The state shall not penalize, prosecute, or otherwise take adverse action against an individual based on their actual potential perceived or alleged pregnancy outcomes, including, but not limited to miscarriage, stillbirth, or abortion. Nor shall the state penalize, prosecute or otherwise take adverse action against someone for aiding or assisting a pregnant individual in exercising the right to reproductive freedom with their voluntary. For the purposes of this section, a state of interest is compelling only if the limited purpose of protecting the health of an individual seeking care consistent with accepted clinical trials of practice or evidence-based medicine, and does not infringe upon what that individual's autonomous decision making. Fetal viability means the point in pregnancy when the professional judgment of the attending healthcare professional and based on the particular facts of the case, there is a significant likelihood of the fetus's sustained survival outside of the uterus without the application of extraordinary medical measures. The section, this section shall be self-executing. Any provision of the section shall held invalid, shall be severable from the remaining portions of the section. Now, this is scary because this is a very high likelihood of passing unless a people go out in droves in Michigan and start lobbying and, and getting around the idea that they should not be allowing this vague, and, and again, I am not for I, I am not pro. I am pro-life in that sense. And, and I don't even like thinking of it that way. I, I think that there are certain circumstances, you know, where we wanted to get into very, very small, limited percentage, low likelihood that very, very small percentage of abortions are being done for the things that I believe that should be protected. It's like 90, 97 or 98% of all abortions are done under the guise of convenience. I made this statistic up, but I'm fairly sure it's like 97% are done not for any specific health reason at all. Socioeconomic, it's, uh, convenience. It's whatever you wanna call it. But the reason that this has, there, there's 10 million, $600,000 that has been donated to the cause for proposition three and 426,000 for those who oppose. And you gotta wonder, A C L U of Michigan, American Civil Liberties Union, Planned Parenthood Action Fund, who to thought that a company profiting from the fetal tissue and. Stem cells of dead babies are the ones that are actually funding to get this passed. Hmm. Seems like there's a vested interest there. Planned Parenthood advocates of Michigan. Who would have thought? And the only ones that are sending money to contribute towards donors to oppose. This is kfc, Michigan State Council. Right to Life of Michigan. Michigan Catholic Conference. So there you have it. Get out. Vote, Vote, Vote. Michigan. Because this Proposition three is the single most radical legislator, the single most vague legislation, the single most radical legislation that has ever been proposed surrounding abortion, surrounding children's rights to get sterilized without parental consent surrounding a child's right to consent to sex at whatever age that they feel necessary. As long as the child says, or was convinced to believe that they should be able to consent. It's crazy. It's horrible. It should not pass and only because of the climate that's been created around Roe v. Wade, is this even a consideration? Because I guarantee you, if you go person to person in Michigan, outside the state halls and, and actually ask people whether they think that a 12 year old should be able to consent to have sex with a 45 year old and that 45 year old should no longer be prosecuted for doing so, Proposition three literally legalizes pedophilia in that way, they are no longer liable, as long as they can convince the seven year old, eight year old, 10 year old that they want to consent. And that makes me sick to my stomach, makes me sick to my stomach to hear that that's even a possibility. So get out, vote, do something about it. Spread the word. If you're not in Michigan, at least post about it. There's no reason that just because it's not in your state, because this is coming to a state near you if you do not speak up, even if you're not in. Speak out about it because this is the manifestation of radical ideology. That is all this is. So on that note, thank you guys for listening. 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There is no shortage of dating apps out there. You have your Tinders and your Bumbles. But there are also dating apps made specifically for certain groups of the population. Grindr has grown into the largest social networking app for gay, bi, trans, and queer people. There are dating apps for threesomes, for people who live in the countryside, for farmers, for music lovers... But get this: until today, there hasn't been a dating app to connect people who live with disabilities?! Kind of a wild thought. Did you know that 15% of the population of the entire planet live with some sort of disability? That's a large gap in the market that Jacqueline and Alexa Child have decided to try and fill with Dateability! Inspired by Jacqueline's negative experiences in the dating world while managing chronic illness, she and her sister both decided to dive into something they had no prior experience with and build an app for folks who live with disability to find love! Dateability is now live and if you wish to check it out: https://www.dateabilityapp.com/login Join the post-episode conversation over on Discord! https://discord.gg/expeUDN
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There is no shortage of dating apps out there. You have your Tinders and your Bumbles. But there are also dating apps made specifically for certain groups of the population. Grindr has grown into the largest social networking app for gay, bi, trans, and queer people. There are dating apps for threesomes, for people who live in the countryside, for farmers, for music lovers... But get this: until today, there hasn't been a dating app to connect people who live with disabilities?! Kind of a wild thought. Did you know that 15% of the population of the entire planet live with some sort of disability? That's a large gap in the market that Jacqueline and Alexa Child have decided to try and fill with Dateability! Inspired by Jacqueline's negative experiences in the dating world while managing chronic illness, she and her sister both decided to dive into something they had no prior experience with and build an app for folks who live with disability to find love! Dateability is now live and if you wish to check it out: https://www.dateabilityapp.com/login Join the post-episode conversation over on Discord! https://discord.gg/expeUDN
Welcome to Episode 126!! This week The Boys' are focused on the impending holiday known as "Gay Christmas" by the locals--- Halloween for the masses. Haven't gotten your costume picked out yet for this year? Worried you might be copying someone else's lewk?? Casey & Mark is discussing some costume ideas for you (and your nerves) this year: both the hits and the misses. So sip on the blood of agave and sour mix (or your favorite port vintage) and get ready to paint!Mark is back from the woods and ready to go through the trash. In this week's episode, Mark & Casey are reflecting on their favorite costumes from years past and what costume ideas seem to be tops of the lists this year. Needing some new ideas? The Boys have got you covered so you don't have to show up to the party wearing yet another bedsheet with eye holes cut out. Also, Mark & Casey will discuss some tired, old, unimaginative, and frankly inappropriate costume ideas some folx are trying to sell us. What will you be wearing??Mark & Casey had an outing to the movie theater for an evening showing of the rom-com, Bros. The movie was great--very enjoyable-- with laugh out loud moments. The Boys are also remembering the legend we just lost, Dame Angela Lansbury.In this week's Trash Talk, Nebraska's First Lady is stepping out on her Republican husband supporting pro-LGBTQ candidate for Congress, Grindr's CEO's tweets are trending on Twitter, and a settlement in a civil lawsuit takes a tragic turn. Then Mark has a new album you need to be listening (and bopping) to, while Casey has a new docu-limited series focused on an 90s-early 00s icon.This one's chocked full of ideas, tea, and a big sprinkle of queer! So grab your colors, an easel, a canvas, and a full glass/ can/ bottle of your favorite port vintage because it's time to pull up a chair with your favorite gay best friends. It's time to paint!=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-Let The Boys of Painted Trash know your thoughts on this week's topics and episode! What street festivals do you attend? Do you like street fests? What is your favorite festival??Have a topic idea or story you recommend for Trash Talk, be sure to send it in to our email or through the "contact us" on our website.Follow us on:Instagram: instragram.com/paintedtrashpodTwitter: twitter.com/paintedtrashpodFacebook: facebookcom/paintedtrashpodcastDon't forget to click Subscribe and/or Follow and leave us a review!email: firstname.lastname@example.org: www.paintedtrashpodcast.com
Bros is the first gay rom-com ever made by a major studio AND the first movie at a major studio to star and be written by an openly gay man. It's fun, it's flirty, it's camp and it's a very big deal. Sean sits down with the stars of Bros, Billy Eichner & Luke Macfarlane, to talk about: including kids in gay love stories, portraying queer love and sex on a mainstream screen, an alternative opening line on Grindr to "hey what's up", and which Aussies they'd like to share a rom-com moment with. Bros is out in Australian cinemas from October 27th. Stay up to date with Bros on Instagram: @brosthemovie Get in touch with us on Instagram: @comeoutwhereveryouare Email us: email@example.comSee omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Season 4: Episode Eighteen. This week's episode features two very hungover gays, one party weekend! What could possibly go wrong? Benji and Brad catch you up on a weekend of events, experiences, shows and parties in London as well as the latest on their dating life. Find out who bumped into their ex out clubbing and who has some new dates lined up. Will things ever go right for the boys this week?Support the showGet to know us more personally!Instagramwww.instagram.com/biggaypodcastEmailhello@mybiggaypodcast.comWebsitewww.MyBigGayPodcast.com
What do you do when the very married pastor you've known your whole life as a pillar of the church and community propositions you on LGBTQ hookup app Grindr? You know his wife and kids would be devastated if they knew, but you also know he's vindictive and would likely take any blowback out on your family and their standing in that very same church and community. And if you just do nothing, he's free to prey on other young men without consequence. Welcome to Feedback Friday! And in case you didn't already know it, Jordan Harbinger (@JordanHarbinger) and Gabriel Mizrahi (@GabeMizrahi) banter and take your comments and questions for Feedback Friday right here every week! If you want us to answer your question, register your feedback, or tell your story on one of our upcoming weekly Feedback Friday episodes, drop us a line at firstname.lastname@example.org. Now let's dive in! Full show notes and resources can be found here: jordanharbinger.com/738 On This Week's Feedback Friday, We Discuss: Busy day with too many things on your to-do list? For each item, ask yourself: "What will happen if I don't do this?" [Thanks to James Clear for clarifying this one!] What do you do when the very married pastor you've known your whole life as a pillar of the community propositions you on LGBTQ hookup app Grindr? [Thanks to Dr. Kevin Glenn for helping us with this one!] Is there a more constructive way to spend your commute time than reflecting back — and amplifying — the road rage others inflict on you? Should you consider getting breast enhancement surgery to feel better about your own body, or reject the idea because it would give the husband who's made you feel inadequate about your natural size — for 20 years — satisfaction he doesn't deserve? How do you frame the positive — but thoroughly platonic — relationship you have with your ex-wife and the kids you share as a win/win for your jealous fiancée? Even if there's no hope or intention of rekindling friendships you abused and took for granted during your less-enlightened college days, is there value in apologizing to those you wronged so long ago? Have any questions, comments, or stories you'd like to share with us? Drop us a line at email@example.com! Connect with Jordan on Twitter at @JordanHarbinger and Instagram at @jordanharbinger. Connect with Gabriel on Twitter at @GabeMizrahi. Sign up for Six-Minute Networking -- our free networking and relationship development mini course -- at...
About MichaelMichael is the Director of Threat Research at Sysdig, managing a team of experts tasked with discovering and defending against novel security threats. Michael has more than 20 years of industry experience in many different roles, including incident response, threat intelligence, offensive security research, and software development at companies like Rapid7, ThreatQuotient, and Mantech. Prior to joining Sysdig, Michael worked as a Gartner analyst, advising enterprise clients on security operations topics.Links Referenced: Sysdig: https://sysdig.com/ “2022 Sysdig Cloud-Native Threat Report”: https://sysdig.com/threatreport TranscriptAnnouncer: Hello, and welcome to Screaming in the Cloud with your host, Chief Cloud Economist at The Duckbill Group, Corey Quinn. This weekly show features conversations with people doing interesting work in the world of cloud, thoughtful commentary on the state of the technical world, and ridiculous titles for which Corey refuses to apologize. This is Screaming in the Cloud.Corey: Welcome to Screaming in the Cloud. I'm Corey Quinn. Something interesting about this particular promoted guest episode that is brought to us by our friends at Sysdig is that when they reached out to set this up, one of the first things out of their mouth was, “We don't want to sell anything,” which is novel. And I said, “Tell me more,” because I was also slightly skeptical. But based upon the conversations that I've had, and what I've seen, they were being honest. So, my guest today—surprising as though it may be—is Mike Clark, Director of Threat Research at Sysdig. Mike, how are you doing?Michael: I'm doing great. Thanks for having me. How are you doing?Corey: Not dead yet. So, we take what we can get sometimes. You folks have just come out with the “2022 Sysdig Cloud-Native Threat Report”, which on one hand, it feels like it's kind of a wordy title, on the other it actually encompasses everything that it is, and you need every single word of that report. At a very high level, what is that thing?Michael: Sure. So, this is our first threat report we've ever done, and it's kind of a rite of passage, I think for any security company in the space; you have to have a threat report. And the cloud-native part, Sysdig specializes in cloud and containers, so we really wanted to focus in on those areas when we were making this threat report, which talks about, you know, some of the common threats and attacks we were seeing over the past year, and we just wanted to let people know what they are and how they protect themselves.Corey: One thing that I've found about a variety of threat reports is that they tend to excel at living in the fear, uncertainty, and doubt space. And invariably, they paint a very dire picture of the internet about become cascading down. And then at the end, there's always a, “But there is hope. Click here to set up a meeting with us.” It's basically a very thinly- veiled cover around what is fundamentally a fear, uncertainty, and doubt-driven marketing strategy, and then it tries to turn into a sales pitch.This does absolutely none of that. So, I have to ask, did you set out to intentionally make something that added value in that way and have contributed to the body of knowledge, or is it because it's your inaugural report; you didn't realize you were supposed to turn it into a terrible sales pitch.Michael: We definitely went into that on purpose. There's a lot of ways to fix things, especially these days with all the different technologies, so we can easily talk about the solutions without going into specific products. And that's kind of way we went about it. There's a lot of ways to fix each of the things we mentioned in the report. And hopefully, the person reading it finds a good way to do it.Corey: I'd like to unpack a fair bit of what's in the report. And let's be clear, I don't intend to read this report into a microphone; that is generally not a great way of conveying information that I have found. But I want to highlight a few things that leapt out to me that I find interesting. Before I do that, I'm curious to know, most people who write reports, especially ones of this quality, are not sitting there cogitating in their office by themselves, and they set pen to paper and emerge four days later with the finished treatise. There's a team involved, there's more than one person that weighs in. Who was behind this?Michael: Yeah, it was a pretty big team effort across several departments. But mostly, it came to the Sysdig threat research team. It's about ten people right now. It's grown quite a bit through the past year. And, you know, it's made up of all sorts of backgrounds and expertise.So, we have machine learning people, data scientists, data engineers, former pen-testers and red team, a lot of blue team people, people from the NSA, people from other government agencies as well. And we're also a global research team, so we have people in Europe and North America working on all of this. So, we try to get perspectives on how these threats are viewed by multiple areas, not just Silicon Valley, and express fixes that appeal to them, too.Corey: Your executive summary on this report starts off with a cloud adversary analysis of TeamTNT. And my initial throwaway joke on that, it was going to be, “Oh, when you start off talking about any entity that isn't you folks, they must have gotten the platinum sponsorship package.” But then I read the rest of that paragraph and I realized that wait a minute, this is actually interesting and germane to something that I see an awful lot. Specifically, they are—and please correct me if I'm wrong on any of this; you are definitionally the expert whereas I am, obviously the peanut gallery—but you talk about TeamTNT as being a threat actor that focuses on targeting the cloud via cryptojacking, which is a fanciful word for, “Okay, I've gotten access to your cloud environment; what am I going to do with it? Mine Bitcoin and other various cryptocurrencies.” Is that generally accurate or have I missed the boat somewhere fierce on that? Which is entirely possible.Michael: That's pretty accurate. We also think it just one person, actually, and they are very prolific. So, they were pretty hard to get that platinum support package because they are everywhere. And even though it's one person, they can do a lot of damage, especially with all the automation people can make now, one person can appear like a dozen.Corey: There was an old t-shirt that basically encompassed everything that was wrong with the culture of the sysadmin world back in the naughts, that said, “Go away, or I will replace you with a very small shell script.” But, on some level, you can get a surprising amount of work done on computers, just with things like for loops and whatnot. What I found interesting was that you have put numbers and data behind something that I've always taken for granted and just implicitly assumed that everyone knew. This is a common failure mode that we all have. We all have blind spots where we assume the things that we spend our time on is easy and the stuff that other people are good at and you're not good at, those are the hard things.It has always been intuitively obvious to me as a cloud economist, that when you wind up spending $10,000 in cloud resources to mine cryptocurrency, it does not generate $10,000 of cryptocurrency on the other end. In fact, the line I've been using for years is that it's totally economical to mine Bitcoin in the cloud; the only trick is you have to do it in someone else's account. And you've taken that joke and turned it into data. Something that you found was that in one case, that you were able to attribute $8,100 of cryptocurrency that were generated by stealing $430,000 of cloud resources to do it. And oh, my God, we now have a number and a ratio, and I can talk intelligently and sound four times smarter. So, ignoring anything else in this entire report, congratulations, you have successfully turned this into what is beginning to become a talking point of mine. Value unlocked. Good work. Tell me more.Michael: Oh, thank you. Cryptomining is kind of like viruses in the old on-prem environment. Normally it just cleaned up and never thought of again; the antivirus software does its thing, life goes on. And I think cryptominers are kind of treated like that. Oh, there's a miner; let's rebuild the instance or bring a new container online or something like that.So, it's often considered a nuisance rather than a serious threat. It also doesn't have the, you know, the dangerous ransomware connotation to it. So, a lot of people generally just think of as a nuisance, as I said. So, what we wanted to show was, it's not really a nuisance and it can cost you a lot of money if you don't take it seriously. And what we found was for every dollar that they make, it costs you $53. And, you know, as you mentioned, it really puts it into view of what it could cost you by not taking it seriously. And that number can scale very quickly, just like your cloud environment can scale very quickly.Corey: They say this cloud scales infinitely and that is not true. First, tried it; didn't work. Secondly, it scales, but there is an inherent limit, which is your budget, on some level. I promise they can add hard drives to S3 faster than you can stuff data into it. I've checked.One thing that I've seen recently was—speaking of S3—I had someone reach out in what I will charitably refer to as a blind panic because they were using AWS to do something. Their bill was largely $4 a month in S3 charges. Very reasonable. That carries us surprisingly far. And then they had a credential leak and they had a threat actor spin up all the Lambda functions in all of the regions, and it went from $4 a month to $60,000 a day and it wasn't caught for six days.And then AWS as they tend to do, very straight-faced, says, “Yeah, we would like our $360,000, please.” At which point, people start panicking because a lot of the people who experience this are not themselves sophisticated customers; they're students, they're learning how this stuff works. And when I'm paying $4 a month for something, it is logical and intuitive for me to think that, well, if I wind up being sloppy with their credentials, they could run that bill up to possibly $25 a month and that wouldn't be great, so I should keep an eye on it. Yeah, you dropped a whole bunch of zeros off the end of that. Here you go. And as AWS spins up more and more regions and as they spin up more and more services, the ability to exploit this becomes greater and greater. This problem is not getting better, it is only getting worse, by a lot.Michael: Oh, yeah, absolutely. And I feel really bad for those students who do have that happen to them. I've heard on occasion that the cloud providers will forgive some debts, but there's no guarantee of that happening, from breaches. And you know, the more that breaches happen, the less likely they are going to forgive it because they still to pay for it; someone's paying for it in the end. And if you don't improve and fix your environment and it keeps happening, one day, they're just going to stick you with the bill.Corey: To my understanding, they've always done the right thing when I've highlighted something to them. I don't have intimate visibility into it and of course, they have a threat model themselves of, okay, I'm going to spin up a bunch of stuff, mine cryptocurrency for a month—cry and scream and pretend I got hacked because fraud is very much a thing, there is a financial incentive attached to this—and they mostly seem to get it right. But the danger that I see for the cloud provider is not that they're going to stop being nice and giving money away, but assume you're a student who just winds up getting more than your entire college tuition as a surprise bill for this month from a cloud provider. Even assuming at the end of that everything gets wiped and you don't owe anything. I don't know about you, but I've never used that cloud provider again because I've just gotten a firsthand lesson in exactly what those risks are, it's bad for the brand.Michael: Yeah, it really does scare people off of that. Now, some cloud providers try to offer more proactive protections against this, try to shut down instances really quick. And you know, you can take advantage of limits and other things, but they don't make that really easy to do. And setting those up is critical for everybody.Corey: The one cloud provider that I've seen get this right, of all things, has been Oracle Cloud, where they have an always free tier. Until you affirmatively upgrade your account to chargeable, they will not charge you a penny. And I have experimented with this extensively, and they're right, they will not charge you a penny. They do have warnings plastered on the site, as they should, that until you upgrade your account, do understand that if you exceed a threshold, we will stop serving traffic, we will stop servicing your workload. And yeah, for a student learner, that's absolutely what I want. For a big enterprise gearing up for a giant Superbowl commercial or whatnot, it's, “Yeah, don't care what it costs, just make sure you continue serving traffic. We don't get a redo on this.” And without understanding exactly which profile of given customer falls into, whenever the cloud provider tries to make an assumption and a default in either direction, they're wrong.Michael: Yeah, I'm surprised that Oracle Cloud of all clouds. It's good to hear that they actually have a free tier. Now, we've seen attackers have used free tiers quite a bit. It all depends on how people set it up. And it's actually a little outside the threat report, but the CI/CD pipelines in DevOps, anywhere there's free compute, attackers will try to get their miners in because it's all about scale and not quality.Corey: Well, that is something I'd be curious to know. Because you talk about focusing specifically on cloud and containers as a company, which puts you in a position to be authoritative on this. That Lambda story that I mentioned about, surprise $60,000 a day in cryptomining, what struck me about that and caught me by surprise was not what I think would catch most people who didn't swim in this world by surprise of, “You can spend that much?” In my case, what I'm wondering about is, well hang on a minute. I did an article a year or two ago, “17 Ways to Run Containers On AWS” and listed 17 AWS services that you could use to run containers.And a few months later, I wrote another article called “17 More Ways to Run Containers On AWS.” And people thought I was belaboring the point and making a silly joke, and on some level, of course I was. But I was also highlighting very clearly that every one of those containers running in a service could be mining cryptocurrency. So, if you get access to someone else's AWS account, when you see those breaches happen, are people using just the one or two services they have things ready to go for, or are they proliferating as many containers as they can through every service that borderline supports it?Michael: From what we've seen, they usually just go after a compute, like EC2 for example, as it's most well understood, it gets the job done, it's very easy to use, and then get your miner set up. So, if they happen to compromise your credentials versus the other method that cryptominers or cryptojackers do is exploitation, then they'll try to spread throughout their all their EC2 they can and spin up as much as they can. But the other interesting thing is if they get into your system, maybe via an exploit or some other misconfiguration, they'll look for the IAM metadata service as soon as they get in, to try to get your IAM credentials and see if they can leverage them to also spin up things through the API. So, they'll spin up on the thing they compromised and then actively look for other ways to get even more.Corey: Restricting the permissions that anything has in your cloud environment is important. I mean, from my perspective, if I were to have my account breached, yes, they're going to cost me a giant pile of money, but I know the magic incantations to say to AWS and worst case, everyone has a pet or something they don't want to see unfortunate things happen to, so they'll waive my fee; that's fine. The bigger concern I've got—in seriousness—I think most companies do is the data. It is the access to things in the account. In my case, I have a number of my clients' AWS bills, given that that is what they pay me to work on.And I'm not trying to undersell the value of security here, but on the plus side that helps me sleep at night, that's only money. There are datasets that are far more damaging and valuable about that. The worst sleep I ever had in my career came during a very brief stint I had about 12 years ago when I was the director of TechOps at Grindr, the gay dating site. At that scenario, if that data had been breached, people could very well have died. They live in countries where that winds up not being something that is allowed, or their family now winds up shunning them and whatnot. And that's the stuff that keeps me up at night. Compared to that, it's, “Well, you cost us some money and embarrassed a company.” It doesn't really rank on the same scale to me.Michael: Yeah. I guess the interesting part is, data requires a lot of work to do something with for a lot of attackers. Like, it may be opportunistic and come across interesting data, but they need to do something with it, there's a lot more risk once they start trying to sell the data, or like you said, if it turns into something very unfortunate, then there's a lot more risk from law enforcement coming after them. Whereas with cryptomining, there's very little risk from being chased down by the authorities. Like you said, people, they rebuild things and ask AWS for credit, or whoever, and move on with their lives. So, that's one reason I think cryptomining is so popular among threat actors right now. It's just the low risk compared to other ways of doing things.Corey: It feels like it's a nuisance. One thing that I was dreading when I got this copy of the report was that there was going to be what I see so often, which is let's talk about ransomware in the cloud, where people talk about encrypting data in S3 buckets and sneakily polluting the backups that go into different accounts and how your air -gapping and the rest. And I don't see that in the wild. I see that in the fear-driven marketing from companies that have a thing that they say will fix that, but in practice, when you hear about ransomware attacks, it's much more frequently that it is their corporate network, it is on-premises environments, it is servers, perhaps running in AWS, but they're being treated like servers would be on-prem, and that is what winds up getting encrypted. I just don't see the attacks that everyone is warning about. But again, I am not primarily in the security space. What do you see in that area?Michael: You're absolutely right. Like we don't see that at all, either. It's certainly theoretically possible and it may have happened, but there just doesn't seem to be that appetite to do that. Now, the reasoning? I'm not a hundred percent sure why, but I think it's easier to make money with cryptomining, even with the crypto markets the way they are. It's essentially free money, no expenses on your part.So, maybe they're not looking because again, that requires more effort to understand especially if it's not targeted—what data is important. And then it's not exactly the same method to do the attack. There's versioning, there's all this other hoops you have to jump through to do an extortion attack with buckets and things like that.Corey: Oh, it's high risk and feels dirty, too. Whereas if you're just, I guess, on some level, psychologically, if you're just going to spin up a bunch of coin mining somewhere and then some company finds it and turns it off, whatever. You're not, as in some cases, shaking down a children's hospital. Like that's one of those great, I can't imagine how you deal with that as a human being, but I guess it takes all types. This doesn't get us to sort of the second tentpole of the report that you've put together, specifically around the idea of supply chain attacks against containers. There have been such a tremendous number of think pieces—thought pieces, whatever they're called these days—talking about a software bill of materials and supply chain threats. Break it down for me. What are you seeing?Michael: Sure. So, containers are very fun because, you know, you can define things as code about what gets put on it, and they become so popular that sharing sites have popped up, like Docker Hub and other public registries, where you can easily share your container, it has everything built, set up, so other people can use it. But you know, attackers have kind of taken notice of this, too. Where anything's easy, an attacker will be. So, we've seen a lot of malicious containers be uploaded to these systems.A lot of times, they're just hoping for a developer or user to come along and use them because your Docker Hub does have the official designation, so while they can try to pretend to be like Ubuntu, they won't be the official. But instead, they may try to see theirs and links and things like that to entice people to use theirs instead. And then when they do, it's already pre-loaded with a miner or, you know, other malware. So, we see quite a bit of these containers in Docker Hub. And they're disguised as many different popular packages.They don't stand up to too much scrutiny, but enough that, you know, a casual looker, even Docker file may not see it. So yeah, we see a lot of—and embedded credentials and other big part that we see in these containers. That could be an organizational issue, like just a leaked credential, but you can put malicious credentials into Docker files, to0, like, say an SSH private key that, you know, if they start this up, the attacker can now just log—SSH in. Or other API keys or other AWS changing commands you can put in there. You can put really anything in there, and wherever you load it, it's going to run. So, you have to be really careful.[midroll 00:22:15]Corey: Years ago, I gave a talk at the conference circuit called, “Terrible Ideas in Git” that purported to teach people how to get worked through hilarious examples of misadventure. And the demos that I did on that were, well, this was fun and great, but it was really annoying resetting them every time I gave the talk, so I stuffed them all into a Docker image and then pushed that up to Docker Hub. Great. It was awesome. I didn't publicize it and talk about it, but I also just left it as an open repository there because what are you going to do? It's just a few directories in the route that have very specific contrived scenarios with Git, set up and ready to go.There's nothing sensitive there. And the thing is called, “Terrible Ideas.” And I just kept watching the download numbers continue to increment week over week, and I took it down because it's, I don't know what people are going to do with that. Like, you see something on there and it says, “Terrible Ideas.” For all I know, some bank is like, “And that's what we're running in production now.” So, who knows?But the idea o—not that there was necessarily anything wrong with that, but the fact that there's this theoretical possibility someone could use that or put the wrong string in if I give an example, and then wind up running something that is fairly compromisable in a serious environment was just something I didn't want to be a part of. And you see that again, and again, and again. This idea of what Docker unlocks is amazing, but there's such a tremendous risk to it. I mean, I've never understood 15 years ago, how you're going to go and spin up a Linux server on top of EC2 and just grab a community AMI and use that. It's yeah, I used to take provisioning hardware very seriously to make sure that I wasn't inadvertently using something compromised. Here, it's like, “Oh, just grab whatever seems plausible from the catalog and go ahead and run that.” But it feels like there's so much of that, turtles all the way down.Michael: Yeah. And I mean, even if you've looked at the Docker file, with all the dependencies of the things you download, it really gets to be difficult. So, I mean, to protect yourself, it really becomes about, like, you know, you can do the static scanning of it, looking for bad strings in it or bad version numbers for vulnerabilities, but it really comes down to runtime analysis. So, when you start to Docker container, you really need the tools to have visibility to what's going on in the container. That's the only real way to know if it's safe or not in the end because you can't eyeball it and really see all that, and there could be a binary assortment of layers, too, that'll get run and things like that.Corey: Hell is other people's workflows, as I'm sure everyone's experienced themselves, but one of mine has always been that if I'm doing something as a proof of concept to build it up on a developer box—and I do keep my developer environments for these sorts of things isolated—I will absolutely go and grab something that is plausible- looking from Docker Hub as I go down that process. But when it comes time to wind up putting it into a production environment, okay, now we're going to build our own resources. Yeah, I'm sure the Postgres container or whatever it is that you're using is probably fine, but just so I can sleep at night, I'm going to take the public Docker file they have, and I'm going to go ahead and build that myself. And I feel better about doing that rather than trusting some rando user out there and whatever it is that they've put up there. Which on the one hand feels like a somewhat responsible thing to do, but on the other, it feels like I'm only fooling myself because some rando putting things up there is kind of what the entire open-source world is, to a point.Michael: Yeah, that's very true. At some point, you have to trust some product or some foundation to have done the right thing. But what's also true about containers is they're attacked and use for attacks, but they're also used to conduct attacks quite a bit. And we saw a lot of that with the Russian-Ukrainian conflict this year. Containers were released that were preloaded with denial-of-service software that automatically collected target lists from, I think, GitHub they were hosted on.So, all a user to get involved had to do was really just get the container and run it. That's it. And now they're participating in this cyberwar kind of activity. And they could also use this to put on a botnet or if they compromise an organization, they could spin up at all these instances with that Docker container on it. And now that company is implicated in that cyber war. So, they can also be used for evil.Corey: This gets to the third point of your report: “Geopolitical conflict influences attacker behaviors.” Something that happened in the early days of the Russian invasion was that a bunch of open-source maintainers would wind up either disabling what their software did or subverting it into something actively harmful if it detected it was running in the Russian language and/or in a Russian timezone. And I understand the desire to do that, truly I do. I am no Russian apologist. Let's be clear.But the counterpoint to that as well is that, well, to make a reference I made earlier, Russia has children's hospitals, too, and you don't necessarily know the impact of fallout like that, not to mention that you have completely made it untenable to use anything you're doing for a regulated industry or anyone else who gets caught in that and discovers that is now in their production environment. It really sets a lot of stuff back. I've never been a believer in that particular form of vigilantism, for lack of a better term. I'm not sure that I have a better answer, let's be clear. I just, I always knew that, on some level, the risk of opening that Pandora's box were significant.Michael: Yeah. Even if you're doing it for the right reasons. It still erodes trust.Corey: Yeah.Michael: Especially it erodes trust throughout open-source. Like, not just the one project because you'll start thinking, “Oh, how many other projects might do this?” And—Corey: Wait, maybe those dirty hippies did something in our—like, I don't know, they've let those people anywhere near this operating system Linux thing that we use? I don't think they would have done that. Red Hat seems trustworthy and reliable. And it's yo, [laugh] someone needs to crack open a history book, on some level. It's a sticky situation.I do want to call out something here that it might be easy to get the wrong idea from the summary that we just gave. Very few things wind up raising my hackles quite like companies using tragedy to wind up shilling whatever it is they're trying to sell. And I'll admit when I first got this report, and I saw, “Oh, you're talking about geopolitical conflict, great.” I'm not super proud of this, but I was prepared to read you the riot act, more or less when I inevitably got to that. And I never did. Nothing in this entire report even hints in that direction.Michael: Was it you never got to it, or, uh—Corey: Oh, no. I've read the whole thing, let's be clear. You're not using that to sell things in the way that I was afraid you were. And simultaneously I want to say—I want to just point that out because that is laudable. At the same time, I am deeply and bitterly resentful that that even is laudable. That should be the common state.Capitalizing on tragedy is just not something that ever leaves any customer feeling good about one of their vendors, and you've stayed away from that. I just want to call that out is doing the right thing.Michael: Thank you. Yeah, it was actually a big topic about how we should broach this. But we have a good data point on right after it started, there was a huge spike in denial-of-service installs. And that we have a bunch of data collection technology, honeypots and other things, and we saw the day after cryptomining started going down and denial-of-service installs started going up. So, it was just interesting how that community changed their behaviors, at least for a time, to participate in whatever you want to call it, the hacktivism.Over time, though, it kind of has gone back to the norm where maybe they've gotten bored or something or, you know, run out of funds, but they're starting cryptomining again. But these events can cause big changes in the hacktivism community. And like I mentioned, it's very easy to get involved. We saw over 150,000 downloads of those pre-canned denial-of-service containers, so it's definitely something that a lot of people participated in.Corey: It's a truism that war drives innovation and different ways of thinking about things. It's a driver of progress, which says something deeply troubling about us. But it's also clear that it serves as a driver for change, even in this space, where we start to see different applications of things, we see different threat patterns start to emerge. And one thing I do want to call out here that I think often gets overlooked in the larger ecosystem and industry as a whole is, “Well, no one's going to bother to hack my nonsense. I don't have anything interesting for them to look at.”And it's, on some level, an awful lot of people running tools like this aren't sophisticated enough themselves to determine that. And combined with your first point in the report as well that, well, you have an AWS account, don't you? Congratulations. You suddenly have enormous piles of money—from their perspective—sitting there relatively unguarded. Yay. Security has now become everyone's problem, once again.Michael: Right. And it's just easier now. It means, it was always everyone's problem, but now it's even easier for attackers to leverage almost everybody. Like before, you had to get something on your PC. You had to download something. Now, your search of GitHub can find API keys, and then that's it, you know? Things like that will make it game over or your account gets compromised and big bills get run up. And yeah, it's very easy for all that to happen.Corey: Ugh. I do want to ask at some point, and I know you asked me not to do it, but I'm going to do it anyway because I have this sneaking suspicion that given that you've spent this much time on studying this problem space, that you probably, as a company, have some answers around how to address the pain that lives in these problems. What exactly, at a high level, is it that Sysdig does? Like, how would you describe that in an elevator without sabotaging the elevator for 45 minutes to explain it in depth to someone?Michael: So, I would describe it as threat detection and response for cloud containers and workloads in general. And all the other kind of acronyms for cloud, like CSPM, CIEM.Corey: They're inventing new and exciting acronyms all the time. And I honestly at this point, I want to have almost an acronym challenge of, “Is this a cybersecurity acronym or is it an audio cable? Which is it?” Because it winds up going down that path, super easily. I was at RSA walking the expo floor and I had I think 15 different companies I counted pitching XDR, without a single one bothering to explain what that meant. Okay, I guess it's just the thing we've all decided we need. It feels like security people selling to security people, on some level.Michael: I was a Gartner analyst.Corey: Yeah. Oh… that would do it then. Terrific. So, it's partially your fault, then?Michael: No. I was going to say, don't know what it means either.Corey: Yeah.Michael: So, I have no idea [laugh]. I couldn't tell you.Corey: I'm only half kidding when I say in many cases, from the vendor perspective, it seems like what it means is whatever it is they're trying to shoehorn the thing that they built into filling. It's kind of like observability. Observability means what we've been doing for ten years already, just repurposed to catch the next hype wave.Michael: Yeah. The only thing I really understand is: detection and response is a very clear detect things and respond to things. So, that's a lot of what we do.Corey: It's got to beat the default detection mechanism for an awful lot of companies who in years past have found out that they have gotten breached in the headline of The New York Times. Like it's always fun when that, “Wait, what? What? That's u—what? How did we not know this was coming?”It's when a third party tells you that you've been breached, it's never as positive—not that it's a positive experience anyway—than discovering yourself internally. And this stuff is complicated, the entire space is fraught, and it always feels like no matter how far you go, you could always go further, but left to its inevitable conclusion, you'll burn through the entire company budget purely on security without advancing the other things that company does.Michael: Yeah.Corey: It's a balance.Michael: It's tough because it's a lot to know in the security discipline, so you have to balance how much you're spending and how much your people actually know and can use the things you've spent money on.Corey: I really want to thank you for taking the time to go through the findings of the report for me. I had skimmed it before we spoke, but talking to you about this in significantly more depth, every time I start going to cite something from it, I find myself coming away more impressed. This is now actively going on my calendar to see what the 2023 version looks like. Congratulations, you've gotten me hooked. If people want to download a copy of the report for themselves, where should they go to do that?Michael: They could just go to sysdig.com/threatreport. There's no email blocking or gating, so you just download it.Corey: I'm sure someone in your marketing team is twitching at that. Like, why can't we wind up using this as a lead magnet? But ugh. I look at this and my default is, oh, wow, you definitely understand your target market. Because we all hate that stuff. Every mandatory field you put on those things makes it less likely I'm going to download something here. Click it and have a copy that's awesome.Michael: Yep. And thank you for having me. It's a lot of fun.Corey: No, thank you for coming. Thanks for taking so much time to go through this, and thanks for keeping it to the high road, which I did not expect to discover because no one ever seems to. Thanks again for your time. I really appreciate it.Michael: Thanks. 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A man in Louisiana has admitted to using the gay dating app Grindr to abduct a man, with the intent to kill and dismember him. Just recently, a 21-year-old man pleaded guilty to kidnapping and murdering a gay man he met on the dating app Grindr in 2020. The Department of Justice claims that Chance Seneca, then 19 years old, kidnapped and attempted to murder a person. He then drove the victim to a remote home, where he threatened him with a gun and had him put on shackles. According to the Department of Justice, Seneca stated that he meant to murder and dismember the victim in order to "satisfy his homicidal cravings," and that he intended to keep killing people until he was either apprehended or dead. The 18-year-old victim's body was discovered in a bathtub with signs of strangulation on his neck and bone-deep cuts on his wrists. WAFB-TV reported that in addition to blunt force trauma to the skull, the victim had six stab wounds to the neck. He spent nearly a month in the hospital after falling into a coma for three days. Thursday, September 29th, the Department of Justice stated that Seneca had pleaded guilty to one count of kidnapping. If convicted of kidnapping, a person faces a maximum term of life in prison. If the court determines that Seneca selected the victim because of his or her gender or sexual orientation, he may face more scrutiny. As U.S. Attorney for the Western District of Louisiana Brandon B. Brown put it, "The facts underlying the events that took place in this case are exceedingly unsettling." After that, Brown said "The fact that the victims of this defendant's violent crimes are still alive is nothing short of amazing. We will not give up our efforts to bring these types of individuals to justice on behalf of the victims they have wronged." The sentence date for Seneca is set for January 25, 2023. If you like TRUE CRIME TODAY - Be sure to search and subscribe wherever you download podcasts! Apple Podcasts https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/true-crime-today-a-true-crime-podcast/id1504280230?uo=4 Spotify https://open.spotify.com/show/0GYshi6nJCf3O0aKEBTOPs Stitcher http://www.stitcher.com/podcast/real-ghost-stories-online-2/dark-side-of-wikipedia-true-crime-disturbing-stories iHeart https://www.iheart.com/podcast/270-Dark-Side-of-Wikipedia-Tru-60800715 Amazon https://music.amazon.com/podcasts/565dc51b-d214-4fab-b38b-ae7c723cb79a/Dark-Side-of-Wikipedia-True-Crime-Dark-History Google Podcasts https://www.google.com/podcasts?feed=aHR0cHM6Ly9hdWRpb2Jvb20uY29tL2NoYW5uZWxzLzUwMDEyNjAucnNz Or Search "True Crime Today" for the best in True Crime ANYWHERE you get podcasts! Support the show at http://www.patreon.com/truecrimetoday
Our guest today is Shaina Semiatin, the head of talent acquisition at Grindr, the world's largest social networking app for gay, bi, trans, and queer people. She's data-driven and strategic, with extensive experience in growing and scaling venture-backed and private equity-backed startup. Shaina unpacks some do's and don't's for the talent acquisition process and shares her thoughts on the current archaic process and how it needs to shift to keep pace with the speed of light with which candidates are moving. Tune in now, to hear more from Shaina, enjoy! Key Points From This Episode: Pink flags: Shaina shares her thoughts from a recruiter's point of view. Missteps people make on LinkedIn. More about Shaina and her role at Grindr. What's on the horizon for Shaina and Grindr next year. We discuss how candidate expectations deviate from the current archaic recruiting process. What differentiates the Grindr process in the market. The balance of being fast where it matters in the recruiting process. Her views on staying competitive in the recruiting process. We discuss scenarios when it would be okay to condense your recruiting process. Why having great hiring partners is something not to take for granted. Resistance TA folks may receive during interviews and how to navigate it. Examples of 'why' versus 'what' questions in conversations with hiring partners. An example of a bad 'why' question and the challenges they bring. Tweetables: “The biggest misstep people can make in this day and age if they want to work, especially in tech is just not having a presence at all.” — Shaina Semiatin [0:02:55] “A recruiter will find you if you're out there and it's up to you to control that narrative.” — Shaina Semiatin [0:04:37] “What we try to do at Grindr, which is atypical, is build an extremely high touch candidate process, an extremely communicative candidate process — one that creates a lot of opportunity to proactively share resources with candidates… so they don't have to go digging themselves to learn about who we are and what we believe” — Shaina Semiatin [0:12:52] “I think the best recruiting can do right now to catch up to candidates is to just stay human centered in the design..” — Shaina Semiatin [0:17:30] “The one area in terms of speeding up interviews, the one area we would not sacrifice on is quality of signal or fairness in the process. We keep that as a parameter, we keep it as a north star.” — Shaina Semiatin [0:21:46] “Starting [with] broad [questions] is the best possible way to get true answers..” — Shaina Semiatin [0:30:26] Links Mentioned in Today's Episode: Shaina Semiatin on LinkedIn Grindr Talk Talent to Me Hired
In this episode, Charles (@charlesrockhill) and Reed (@reedblackcomics) discuss My Best Friend's Exorcism (2022), gay icon Iceman, Cyrano de Grindr, and David Harbour's dad bod. Follow us: Socials & Email firstname.lastname@example.org Please leave a rating/review if you have a moment. It's a free way to help the show grow! Dirty Little Horror is an LGBT Horror podcast where we try to find the gay subtext and make spooky dick jokes! Opening instrumental: Karl Casey @ White Bat Audio
A cannibal, 50 years old, admitted to killing a missing 25-year-old man and consuming his body parts. According to the 35th Circuit Court's online records, Mark Latunski pleaded guilty to open murder, disinterment, and mutilation of a dead body on Thursday, September 22. An attorney for Latunski told the Lansing State Journal that his client had to make a "tough decision to plead guilty." According to the statement, "The law requires that attorneys must follow the objectives of clients found to be legally competent as it relates to decisions, such as pleading guilty, even if the attorneys believe that it is not in the best interests of the client. We will continue to vigorously advocate for Mr. Latunski at the degree hearing and sentencing." According to MLive.com, It's possible that Latunski's defense team planned to argue insanity in court. The trial of Latunski was set to begin on October 18, according to WJBK-TV. According to MLive.com, the victim, Kevin Bacon, was reported missing on Christmas Day 2019 when he failed to appear for breakfast with his parents. Many of his loved ones in Swartz Creek, Michigan, went looking for him. WJBK states that Bacon's roommate revealed to police that Bacon had met a man through the Grindr dating app. The body of Latunski, 25, was found on December 28, 2019, in his Shiawassee County residence, as reported by MLive.com. He was apparently found hanging from the ceiling by his feet, blood pouring from cuts all over his body. According to MLive.com, Some of Bacon's body had been devoured and he had been stabbed in the back and his throat had been cut. Latunski was held in a mental health facility and had many competence hearings while he was there. According to WJBK, Latunski's lawyer asked for a competence hearing in January of 2020, stating in court, "He believes he's named someone else. He believes he's from a royal family out of Wales, the Thomas clan. And just the nature of the crime itself, you've got to send him for this evaluation." According to MLive.com, he was found competent to face trial in October 2020; however, Latunski's legal team requested another review of his mental health in March 2022. A judge determined his competency in May of 2022. If you like TRUE CRIME TODAY - Be sure to search and subscribe wherever you download podcasts! Apple Podcasts https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/true-crime-today-a-true-crime-podcast/id1504280230?uo=4 Spotify https://open.spotify.com/show/0GYshi6nJCf3O0aKEBTOPs Stitcher http://www.stitcher.com/podcast/real-ghost-stories-online-2/dark-side-of-wikipedia-true-crime-disturbing-stories iHeart https://www.iheart.com/podcast/270-Dark-Side-of-Wikipedia-Tru-60800715 Amazon https://music.amazon.com/podcasts/565dc51b-d214-4fab-b38b-ae7c723cb79a/Dark-Side-of-Wikipedia-True-Crime-Dark-History Google Podcasts https://www.google.com/podcasts?feed=aHR0cHM6Ly9hdWRpb2Jvb20uY29tL2NoYW5uZWxzLzUwMDEyNjAucnNz Or Search "True Crime Today" for the best in True Crime ANYWHERE you get podcasts! Support the show at http://www.patreon.com/truecrimetoday
In today's VERY SPECIAL EPISODE, join Andrew and Joe in Joe's childhood home as he dog sits on Long Island for the weekend. The boys cover everything from Grindr in your hometown to girls who had ferrets as pets. Whether you self-identified as Jay Gatsby in high school or believe you could win a verbal argument with a pigeon, this episode has something for everyone: from Long Island culture to ghosts caught on camera. Come one over and sit a spell as Joe struggles to tame a 6-month-old puppy and Andrew silently suffers from digestive trauma.
Fat Tony is one of the most legendary and hedonistic DJs of all time, working with Prince, Madonna, and millions more, besties with Kate Moss, and has been an LGBTQ advocate for decades. His new memoir comes out in the states next week, full of some of the more insane stories we've ever heard. We chat about Bros (2022,) Kanye beefing, the power of saying no later in life, hitting your stride in the DJ booth comes around day 3 of a bender, pulling all of his teeth out on meth, building with Donatella, we try to teach Chris how to get high off of music instead, Grindr in LA, his current loving and monogamous relationship, what kind of person it takes to date Tony, he really is shopping, dealing with Gay-DHD, Serato is for wankers, substitutions for quaaludes, the physical trauma that was released after writing about his abuse as a child, his thoughts on Morrissey, and breaking into tears when he got to hold the first copy of his book. instagram.com/dj_fattony_ twitter.com/donetodeath twitter.com/themjeans --- Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/howlonggone/support
Jeff is surprised when he receives unsolicited encouragement for his growth. Plus, Jackie tells us about installing disco balls in her trees to ward off her mortal enemies, Zach seems to have learned nothing about the dangers of his online activity, and the gang looks back on bizarre massage experiences.