These podcasts are almost all dialogues with music. The music, such as "Beep Alonia" from 1964, touches a soft or sensitive spot in my heart -- and also one's brain, maybe -- and suddenly "the waters flow". Here I am thinking about contact with the supernatural, with God, really: the curtain coming down between "God and man" ('Modern Love', David Bowie 1983). Are you, dear listener, actually open to divine encounter? Or do you simply dismiss such a possibility, at least in practice? (I believe you probably don't.) Booth Tarkington's explicit regard for Charles Fort and Fort's writings is an almost unique instance of a mainstream writer's being open to the Beyond. And Tarkington was! The ending to his novel The Magnificent Ambersons (1918) is beyond unusual. It shatters almost every preconception you have ever had instilled in you -- about life, let alone death. Moreover, that ending is universally unread by the critics, and especially by the thousands of persons interested in Orson Welles' movie version. Why is this? Why the complete and IMO willful neglect of the entire "twist"-event that enables the resolution and ending of a great work of art? (I think it has something to do with "the world, the flesh, and the devil"...) Well, read the ending of The Magnificent Ambersons. It's just nine pages, and doesn't really need an intro. And then... then... consider a trip to Beep Alonia!
Kings and Generals: History for our Future
Last time we spoke about the imo uprising. Empress Min royally messed up when she allowed her nephew Min Gyeom-ho to be in charge of handing out the grain to the retired soldiers. His tossing of the job to a subordinate led to embezzlement and the soldiers were greatly slighted. The pissed off soldiers began a major riot threatening to kill Empress Min, her clan and those they thought had cheated them. The Japanese military advisor and other staff were attacked, some Japanese were even killed, thus bringing Japan into the mix. King Gojong panicked and allowed his father to return, only to be ousted by his own father. The Daewongun was back and immediately went to work trying to rid Korea of the Min clan. Now the Chinese and Japanese were bringing forces to bear in Korea, was war on the menu? #40 This episode is the Gapsin Coup Welcome to the Fall and Rise of China Podcast, I am your dutiful host Craig Watson. But, before we start I want to also remind you this podcast is only made possible through the efforts of Kings and Generals over at Youtube. Perhaps you want to learn more about the history of Asia? Kings and Generals have an assortment of episodes on history of asia and much more so go give them a look over on Youtube. So please subscribe to Kings and Generals over at Youtube and to continue helping us produce this content please check out www.patreon.com/kingsandgenerals. If you are still hungry for some more history related content, over on my channel, the Pacific War Channel where I cover the history of China and Japan from the 19th century until the end of the Pacific War. Now the Chinese had a sticky situation on their hands, the attempted coup d'etat had disposed of many officials who they had been working with and worse they had attacked Japanese nationals prompting Japan to perform military intervention. Ma Jianzhong ordered the Daewongun to meet with him and read him the riot act. Ma accused him of acting against the Qing emperor by unseating the approved King of Korea “your sin is unpardonable. Considering the fact that you are the father of the king, we will not press hard on you. Please go to Tianjin to receive whatever punishment is bestowed upon you”. The Daewongun was then forced into a palanquin, whisked aboard the warship Weiyuan and sent to Tianjin. He was then interrogated by Li Hongzhang and sent into house arrest at Baoding until October of 1885. Li Hongzhang had this to say of it all “: "Our country regarded [Korea] as part of the empire and dispatched...troops. We arrested the evil ringleader, the Taewongun [Grand Prince Hungson], and detained him at Paoting. The [Korean] masses were awed. Now the entire world knows that Korea is our dependency."” Basically Li Hongzhang was playing a grand game of power politics, he was trying to show face to the western world that China was in charge of Korea. However this major show of face was also a large loss of face particularly to Korea and Japan who saw this as quite the lenient strategy. And thus China reasserted her suzerainty over Korea, her troops secured Seoul and the Qing officials began to aid the Korean-Japanese negotiations. The treaty of Chemuplo was signed on August 30th of 1882 to which Korea agreed to pay Japan in indemnities, sent an envoy to officially apologize and permitted a Japanese legation guardforce in Seoul. The Qing began training the Korean army and provided them with 1000 rifles, two cannons and 10,000 rounds of ammunition. The Korean military was to be trained by a Qing figure, one of the most important figures in modern Chinese history called Yuan Shikai, oh boy this guy. On my personal channel I think I have made at least 8 episodes related to him, but he will come a bit further in the story as a lead player. Korea was reduced to an official tributary state of the Qing with King Gojong unable to make many decisions without official Qing approval prior. China basically began to treat korea more like a colony. The Min clan came right back into their seats of power, albeit under Qing approval and Li Hongzhang began to perform puppetry work on the nation to make sure she served Qing interests. The Korean government then received two major advisers, Ma Jianzhong and a close confidant of Li Hongzhang, Paul von Molldendorff, formerly of the German foreign office, but now under Li Hongzhangs employment. The new Capital guard commander was Yuan Shikai. By 1883 Li Hongzhang was so pleased with his work he said this to an American minister in Beijing "I am the king of Korea, whenever I think the interests of China require me to assert the prerogative." The 1880s was a political maelstrom for Korea. As a result of the actions of the Qing and Japanese, Korea was literally being torn apart. Two major factions emerged within the Korean political scene, the first being the Gaehwa Party, known as the “enlightenment party”. They can be seen as a leftist party, progressive liberal types. Their leadership came mostly from the Yangban class, those being the traditional gentry-ruling class of the Joseon dynasty. These were the highly educated types who joined the bureaucracy and military, the quote en quote “landed guys” the aristocrats. They were much akin to the Qing officials, those who took examinations to earn their place within the government, living by the principles of confucianism. The members of this faction included Kim Ok-gyun, who spent considerable time in Japan and was mentored by Fukuzawa Yukichi. Kim Ok-gyun would emerge the leader of this faction and he alongside his colleagues pushed for a more independent Korea that took steps to perform their own version of the Meiji restoration. They also wanted to end what they saw as Qing interference with their nation. They were greatly frustrated by the limited scale and scope of Korea's modernization efforts and reforms. Most of their leadership like Kim Ok-kyun were quite young, in their late 20's and early 30's and they were headstrong to be progressive, and progress at this time, to them looked like Japan. They basically saw the Qing as an arrogant imperialist power interfering with their nation rather than a protector. The other faction was known as the Sadaedang, the right side conservatives. This included the Min clan and many high government officials who were very pro-Qing. Its not to say they were against progress, in fact they championed many causes put forward by the Enlightenment party, but they favored gradual changes based on the Qing models. After the Imo uprising, the Pro-Chinese faction was greatly bolstered, obviously because of the interventions by the Qing within their nation. The Min clan advocated going about the modernization process via dongdo seogi “adoping western technology while keeping eastern values”, it was not so different from the Meiji restoration, but they wanted to keep inline with the Chinese. In 1882 after getting rid of the Daewongun and his rioters, the Min clan pursued a pro-chinese policy. Instead of adopting major institutional reforms akin to the Meiji restoration such as legal equality, modern education and significant industrialization, they chose to direct the pathway of the nations reforms in piecemeal. This basically meant revamping the underlying social structure of Korea rather than replacing or changing. They began to block all appointments of the progressive to any important positions, particularly that of their greatest rival Kim Ok-kyun. They signed trade agreements with China that enabled the Qing to dominate the trade with Korea at the expense of other nations, specifically that of Japan. King Gojong basically looked like he was abandoning all the progressive policies that had begun before the Imo uprising. The Japanese were livid over all of this as they had planned to dominate Korea with their influence to soon import Korean grain and export products back, but now China dominated her. Then a major event occurred that drew conflict between Japan and China over Korea yet again. In 1880, Kim Ok-kyun had managed to secure a position in the high government office serving as a councilor in the foreign office and even became acquainted with King Gojong. He was the bulwark trying to get Korea to take the Meiji restoration path and in December of 1881 he went off to Japan and would be in Japan when the Imo uprising occurred. Since he was there, he was made the official Korean representative in 1882 to apologize for the ordeal and he would remain in Japan until 1884. While in Japan he was influenced heavily by Fukuzawa Yukichi. Through this Kim Ok-kyun became convinced Korea needed to severe its Qing domination by overthrowing the Min clan so they could commence a Meiji restoration program with Japan's help. "Korea is a country in which misgovemment and extortion have flourished luxuriantly for centuries, but under the recent MING [Min] administration a serious change for the worse has taken place." Now in 1884 hostilities broke out between the Qing and French over a conflict in Annam, this became the Sino-French War of 1884-1885, which will be its own episode. Needless to say, the Qing forces within Korea were moved to deal with the French and this represented a major opportunity for the progressives in Korea. Despite the name progressive, the pro-Japanese faction decided to fall back on quote “the old Korean method of political transformation by murder”. Yes they were going to attempt a coup d'etat, with help from the Japanese. The Gaehwapa leadership, on December 4th staged their coup under the guise of a grand banquette being hosted by Hong Yeong-sik, the director of the Ujeong Chongguk, the postal administration. It was an inaugural banquet to celebrate the opening of a new national post office. The guests were to be King Gojong, commanders of the Seoul garrison, several foreign diplomats and high ranking officials, obviously many of which were members of the Sadaedang faction. They had help from the Japanese minister Takezoe Shinichiro who promised he would mobilize the Japanese legation guards to provide assistance. The plan was quite simple, get everyone to come and kill the commanders and officials; then hijack King Gojong to use him like a puppet to legitimize their pro-japanese reform program. They had a 14-point proposal which held conditions such as these; to end Korea's tributary relationship to the Qing dynasty; to abolish the Yangbang privileges and establish equal rights for all; to reorganize the governmental structure as a constitutional monarchy; to change the land tax laws; cancel the grain loan system; unify the internal fiscal administrations; promote free commerce and trade; create a modern police system, who would in turn severely punish corrupt officials in government, ie the Min clan. Now Kim Ok-kyun was obviously encouraged by Fukuzawa Yukichi, alongside other Japanese intellectuals and officials to seek a Meiji style reform in Korea. But the Japanese leaders did not support his plans for a coup. Count Iwakura, the same who led the Iwakura Mission and the foreign minister Inoue Kaoru both refused to support the coup as they still wanted to retain goodwill with China. Shibusawa Eiichi, the most prominent Japanese business leader in promoting Japanese business in other parts of Asia also refused to support the coup. Kim Ok-kyun had presented many in Japan his plans, but with 3000 Chinese troops in Korea he knew the coup had no chance, that was until the Sino-French war broke. So despite not having any real support from Japan, he went ahead with the coup thinking it was an opportunity too great to pass up. They began the banquet and Kim Ok-kyun sent some of his supporters to set fire to a nearby building causing some noise and confusion. While that occurred they seized King Gojong and brought him to his palace. Then they began to summon various Korean garrison commanders they believed might mobilize the military against them to the palace. Each commander came one-by-one only to be murdered by the Gaehwapa. So basically the coup amounted to the decapitation of 6 Korean ministers, the murder of military officials and other administrators, while occupying the royal police backed up by the Japanese legation force of around 170 men. The father of the murdered postmaster general, who had been duped into hosting the event was so applied by it and the stain upon his families honor, he invited all 18 members of his family to a dinner and killed them along with himself via poisoning, whoa. Now things did not go according to plan for the Gaehwapa. The Japanese minister, Takezoe, went back on his promise to provide military assistance as soon as word came that the Qing were sending forces into the city. Kim Ok-kyun seemed to believe with just under 200 Japanese troops he was going to somehow maintain power keeping the king hostage, but 1500 Qing troops was not going to let that happen. When the coup was found out, Queen Min secretly sent word to the Qing asking for help and they sent General Yuan Shikai. It took Yuan Shikai and his men all but 3 days to retake the palace, rout the Japanese troops and rescue King Gojong. During the fighting around 180 people were killed, including 38 Japanese troops and 10 Chinese. The officials who had been appointed by Kim Ok-kyun were all dismissed. Japanese citizens living in Seoul were viewed by the locals as exploiters, thus they became targets of attack, many of their homes were looted and burned. Kim ok-kyun and 8 of his followers managed to escape to Japan using a Japanese ship. Just prior to the failed coup, Kim Ok-kyun had met with King Gojong about some reform ideas and the king was in support of many of them. After the coup the king made a full 180 and publicly label Kim ok-kyun as a villain. King Gojong voided all the reform measures done by the coup leaders and sent an envoy to Japan to protest their involvement in the coup demanding repatriation of the conspirators. On December 6th, King Gojong telegraphed Li Hongzhang asking for reinforcements. Meanwhile Yuan Shikai who wanted to dethrone the king because he deemed King Gojong to be “ a dim-witted monarch” who he believed was actually complicit in the coup but was overruled by the conspirators. A sticky political situation thus emerged between the 3 nations. As I mentioned, King Gojong demanded Japan repatriate the conspirators. The Japanese responded by demanding Korea pay them indemnity for the loss of life and property, to make formal apology and promise to punish the guilty. In a show of force the Japanese sent 7 warships and 2 battalions to Korea. On January the 9th of 1885, within the presence of 600 IJA and under threat of war if they did not cooperate Korea signed the “Seoul Protocol” also known as the Treaty of Hanseong. The Koreans officially apologized and paid Japan reparations in the sum of 100,000 yen for damages done to the Japanese legation, go figure that. This treaty however was really gimmicky, because the real trouble going on was not between Japan and Korea, but instead Japan and China. Ito Hirobumi and Li Hongzhang met in Tianjin in April of 1885 to discuss the matter. Tensions were very high between the nations and both men tried to defuse that tension. They called for bilateral troop withdrawal from Korea, a proscription against sending further military instructors and prior notification to another of any future troop deployments in Korea. King Gojong would be advised to hire military instructors from a third nation to train up the Joseon army, America the most likely candidate. Japan and China signed off on this and it became known as the Tianjin convention or “Li-Ito convention”. It was a diplomatic victory for Japan in the end . Japanese minister Takezoe Shinichiro avoided punishment for his complicity in the coup which essentially was done to subvert Korea's tributary status with the Qing. China lost her exclusive claim to armed intervention in Korea, since Japan and her now we're even on that front. The treaty represented yet again another curtailment of Qing suzerainty over Korea. Now despite all of that, Japan also lost significant influence over Korea while China's influence only increased. Japan looked like the bad guy to the Korean populace. Also Li Hongzhang appointed Yuan Shikai as the “director General Resident in Korea of diplomatic and commercial relations”. Basically Yuan Shikai was to look after Qing interests in Korea, but in a civilian capacity. Officially this was in line with the Tianjin convention, as Yuan Shikai was no longer a military leader, but both China and Japan knew at a hares notice he could called upon Qing forces whenever he wanted. Li Hongzhang instructed Yuan Shikai to prevent Japanese commercial dominance over Korea and promote Chinese commercial dominance which he did very well. After both the Chinese and Japanese withdrew their forces from Korea as per the Tianjin convention, China chose to garrison most of its forces along the Korean border. Likewise the the vast majority of telegraph lines in Korea were Chinese controlled while Japan had one going to Pusan, but when they requested it extend to Seoul this was rejected. Thus the Japanese could only communicate with Seoul using a Chinese controlled telegraph system. Yuan Shikai, despite being in his early 20s, exercised strong leadership and for all intensive purposes Japanese influence was simply drained. Now while many Koreans were happy to be rid of Kim Ok-kyun and his Japanese friends, many also complained about Yuan Shikai who was seen to be very overbearing and quite arrogant towards the Korean government. In June of 1885 China signed the final peace protocol with France and thus for the first time since the Russian conflict in Xinjiang, China was free of threat from war from Russia and France. This gave the Qing government the opportunity to be more aggressive in Korea. Yuan Shikai operated as if he was above the law. He replaced progressive officials with pro-chinese members of the Min Clan. He also began interposing in foreign matters, taking the place of Korean diplomats or envoys. He stopped all attempts at military reform and the development of modern industry. As for his personal reputation that was quite bad as well, he acquired a reputation for as one source puts it “kidnapping young korean women and making them his concubines, something akin to 19th century comfort women”. The Qing and Min clan were using the two failed coup d'etats to virtually wipe out any and all political opposition. Yuan Shikai's tenure over Korea which lasted for a decade has been considered by some historians as “a dark age” for Korea's development. Japan had learnt its lesson after 1884 bitterly and they would not eschew in Korea for some time, but this did not mean forever. No, the lesson they learnt was not to leave korea alone, it was to make sure next time they would have a stronger position than China. King Gojong also learnt a lesson, that Korea was vulnerable and needed a protector, but who? Well King Gojong secretly began gravitating towards Russia. You know the Russian Empire was a coy player when it came to Asia and China in particular. The Qing had greatly miscalculated when it came to Russia in the 19th century. The Qing intelligence indicated to them that the Russians had crushed Britain and France during the Crimean War so when the Second opium war was raging on, China was wary of Russia. This had a large effect on the Qing as they basically gave up parts of Siberia to Russia assuming they had large forces at the ready when in fact their far eastern forces were scattered horribly. Had the QIng showed a stronger arm against Russia they could have retained more territory which would have helped them pay their large indemnities to the west after the Opium wars. From the Russian point of view they took full advantage of a golden situation. Honestly, imagine Britain and France fight a war against this grand Qing empire in the late 1850's and Russia just barges in making demands alongside them. With the treaty of Aigun, setting a new boundary on the AMur River, Russia gained 185,000 square miles of territory, that is the size of California and was the only livable part of eastern siberia. Russia followed this up with the treaty of Peking grabbing 130,00 square miles of territory, then again on October 7th of 1864 where she signed the treaty of Tarbagati grabbing another 350,000 square miles. That was like adding two Italies. The Qing at the time did not have proper knowledge of the territory they were handing away and when they figured it out later it was a national humiliation. Russia acquired all of this through a bluff, with some bravado and a brilliant stroke of diplomacy. As I will talk more about in the “great game” episode, Russia and China were in conflict for a long time because of Xinjiang. They remained on the verge of full scale war until 1881 when they signed a treaty, but until that point China had felt hamstrung when it came to Korea and the Russians. As the Korean situation went further and further to shit, the Russians eagerly watched, salivating as you can imagine. Russia's strategy for quite a long time at this point was to surround its empire with weak neighbors, to destabilize those who threatened to become strong. This was a very logical strategy for a large continental power, thus Russia wanted to do everything possible from a third power swallowing up and revitalizing Korea. They sent Karl Ivanovich Weber as consul to Korea and he carefully cultivated ties to King Gojong. Weber made it clear to the Korean officials Russia intended to support them in the event Korean territorial integrity or independence became threatened. A secret deal was made between Korea and Russia, to obtain military instructors in return for a lease at Yonghunghang, a port in Wonsan. When the British found out about this they were quite livid and they immediately occupied Komundo island near the southern tip of the Korean peninsula. Its not important just yet, but Britain and Russia being aggressive towards another with holdings in east asia would reek its ugly head in 1904. When Yuan Shikai found out about King Gojong's plans to secure Russian military assistance he was not too happy and tried to intimidate him. Yuan Shikai ended up quashing the Russian military adviser plan by leaking it to the diplomatic community which caused a large uproar. Yuan Shikai's influence over Korea was beginning to boomerang, as now the Korean sought out Russia aid even more so seeing Qing suzerainty even more overbearing. King Gojong approached Weber again in 1886 requesting to establish a Russian protectorship. This was leaked to Yuan Shikai, who began plans to depose the King, but Li Hongzhang overruled him. Russia would make two fateful decisions, the first in 1888 when they would try to facilitate Japan's attempts to undermine the Qing influence over Korea. Russia did this in order to weaken the Anglo-Chinese relations, but Russia had also greatly underestimated Japanese power and overestimated Chinese power. The second decision I have spoken about multiple times, the building of the trans-siberian railway. This decision altered the balance of power in the far east as Russia would be able to deploy troops at basically a whims notice to the CHinese and Korean borders. But Russia also needed something else vitally important, a warm water port. Russia had acquired vladivostok, a cold water port that freezes up for a few months of they and back then without icebreakers one could not keep their fleet at port year round. Russia eyed Korea or a Chinese warm water port in the Yellow sea as a future prize they must claim. Now I don't want to side track too much about Russia as that will come about much later in 1904. I would like to take this time to remind you all that this podcast is only made possible through the efforts of Kings and Generals over at Youtube. Please go subscribe to Kings and Generals over at Youtube and to continue helping us produce this content please check out www.patreon.com/kingsandgenerals. If you are still hungry after that, give my personal channel a look over at The Pacific War Channel at Youtube, it would mean a lot to me. The Gapsin coup was yet again another mess that almost led China and Japan to war over their proxy fight over Korea. Things were heating up more and more, how long could the diplomats and politicians hold it all off?
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Kings and Generals: History for our Future
Last time we spoke about the Dungan Revolt. Yes it was a grand little side story that only encompassed something that should have required at minimum three podcasts, but I do my best. Northwest China was a wild place and multiple groups on the frontiers of other nations saw an opportunity when the Taiping Rebellion kicked out to try and rebel themselves. Multiple muslim groups and some foreign leaders like Yaqub Bek fought the Qing, the Russians and other groups to try and consolidate control over key areas. However when the Taiping were finally quelled, the Qing sent Zuo Zongtang northwest to deal with the Dungan problem. Zuo Zongtang led a brutal campaign to reclaim Xinjiang and was successful, a large part to muslim chinese defectors. Now we need to venture back to the issue of Japan, China, Korea and a truly stressful situation for poor old Li Hongzhang. #39 This episode is the imo uprising Welcome to the Fall and Rise of China Podcast, I am your dutiful host Craig Watson. But, before we start I want to also remind you this podcast is only made possible through the efforts of Kings and Generals over at Youtube. Perhaps you want to learn more about the history of Asia? Kings and Generals have an assortment of episodes on history of asia and much more so go give them a look over on Youtube. So please subscribe to Kings and Generals over at Youtube and to continue helping us produce this content please check out www.patreon.com/kingsandgenerals. If you are still hungry for some more history related content, over on my channel, the Pacific War Channel where I cover the history of China and Japan from the 19th century until the end of the Pacific War. The 1880s were an extremely turbulent time for China, Japan and Korea. Each nation faced the same anxiety, that of western encroachment, the danger of colonization. Each of these nations would face challenges from the west and this would affect all 3 of them and in turn their relations to another. There were leading figures in each nation that sought to cooperate together to resist western colonialism. At the time the greatest threat was Russia. The Russian empire was beginning the process of building the grand trans-siberian railway. The railway would only begin construction in 1891, but by the 1880's settlers were being pushed east into Siberia and discussions were being held to push the process forward. Now when Japan pulled the sneaky maneuver of getting Korea to sign treaties acknowledging her independence from China, both Korea and Chinese officials were deeply concerned and no wonder. Japan had kept pressing the buttons and this was a major red flag moment. But the Chinese and Koreans had a multitude of problems at the time taking up much of their attention. Thus the Chinese and Koreans tried to ignore the implications of the Japanese treaties in the hopes they could be stamped down later thus easing Japan back into a passive role. You might be asking yourself why are the Chinese and Koreans backing down so much and allowing Japan basically to stomp over them, to put it simply, they had too much to deal with. You might remember when I barely talked about some of the rebels going on in China during and after the Taiping Rebellion. One of those known as the Dungan Revolt of 1862-1877, well that little guy was not such a little guy. If you go on wikipedia for example and look up the Dungan revolt you will notice a few things right off the bat, the first most likely the death toll which was in the millions, possibly up to 21 million. It hit Shaanxi, Gangsu and Xinjiang provinces very hard. But alongside the death toll, you would probably notice secondly the participants list which is extravagantly long and holds many surprising participants. The Ottomans, British, Russians, Uzbeks all hands their hands in the Chinese cookie jar. While the Dungan Revolt is certainly a big one, it gets even bigger, much bigger. The Dungan Revolt basically is part of “the Great Game”. Now you're probably asking yourselves what game? The Great Game was this mashup of conflicts between the British and Russian empires of multiple territories spanning the middle east and Asia. They fought for and over numerous things, for example the British believed Russia had plans to invade India. The Russians thought Britain wanted to expand into central asia. This led to countless wars such as the 1st anglo-afghan war of 1838, the first anglo-sikh war of 1845, the second anglo-sikh war of 1848, the second anglo-afghan war of 1878 and theres even more than that. Now for China this cultivated the Dungan Revolt somewhat and Russian began encroaching in Xinjiang. From 1871 to 1881 the Qing dynasty and the Russian empire were on the verge of a massive war over Xinjiang. Now I am literally pulling out my hair as I write this series because I planned to write a single podcast explaining how the situation in Korea led to what will be one of the most important wars, the first sino-japanese war of 1894-1895 and as I do so I keep skipping over major events, such as the multitude of rebellions in China, and this “great game situation”. Oh and its not just the great game, in the 1880s emerges another fantastic war known as the Sino-French War of 1884-1885 first involving Vietnam and France and then China gets mixed in. Needless to say I face two options, option number 1; I give a summary of these events and gloss right over them to carry on with my intended little narrow narrative about Korea, China and Japan. Option 2) I carry on as I am and write two separate episodes, “the great game” and “the Sino-French War of 1884-1885”. I am electing to do option 2, so please bear with me for the time being I imagine those 2 episodes will come right after I am done with the Hermit kingdom. Stating that I keep glossing over major events, but its simply impossible to hit them all, so if there are some you just are dying to hear about, or simply other things you want to hear about that I can't hit here please let me know on the Pacific War channel discord, comment my Youtube channel or become a patreon, if ya do I promise I will make content just for you, that's why it's there. So needless to say, these major events were hitting China at an extraordinarily bad time. These were major variables thwarting China from seeking a firmer hand against Japan when it came to Korea. China was waiting for things to simmer before they confront the Japanese. And do remember despite Japan's actions, they still represented the greatest possible ally against the looming Russian bear to the north who were gradually expanding into Asia. The prospect of large numbers of Russians moving into East Asia concerned Korea, Japan and China all the same. On top of this the Russians began plans in 1882 to start a steamship line from Ukraine to Priamur, on the coast of Siberia and this also meant a large development of Priamur. Korea had the great misfortune of being what one author has called ‘a shrimp among the whales”. The whales being China, Japan and Russia. Korea had a long history of being fought over, in 661 the Japanese sent troops, then the Yuan Dynasty forces of Kublai Khan used Korea to try and invade Japan in the 1190's and in the 1590s Hideyoshi invaded Korea. So Korea had this unfortunate history of simply being stuck in the middle. In 1882 China still held suzerainty over Korea…well from their point of view, the Japanese certainly did not see it that way. Korea was grasping at straws, trying to avoid conflict, but she was playing a game between two tigers. Now in 1881 Korea began expanding its relations with all 3 major players, Russia, China and Japan. Awhile back I mentioned that Korea sent Kim Hong-jip to Japan and after his journey he strongly suggested Korea send more envoys to learn more from Japan. In 1881 this led Korea to create the Gentlemen's sightseeing group. These were 12 young Koreans who went to Japan to learn more about the Meiji restoration efforts. The mission was akin to Japan's Iwakura Mission, the Koreans inspected administrative agencies, military facilities, education facilities, everything they could. The Koreans were very impressed by what they saw and when they came back home they sought ways to push Korea onto the same path as Japan's modernization efforts. Amongst the 12 gentleman was one Kim Ok-kyun. After the tour had ended Fukuzawa Yukichi one of Japans top liberal minded intellects arranged for Kim Ok-kyun to remain an extra 6 months at Keio university. Kim Ok-kyuns stay convinced him that the Meiji restoration was the essential path for Korea to self strengthen and thwart western encroachment. Now Kim OK-kyun will be a key player in many things to come, but I bring him up now just to signify the efforts of Japan to win over Korea. People such as Kim Ok-kyun began championing Japan as Korea's savior and this prompted King Gojong to look to Japan for some assistance in modernizing, such as the employment of Lt Horimoto Reizo who trained the Pyolgigun. But while Japan was making inroads to circumventing China, China was not sitting idly by. Li Hongzhang had emerged probably as the most influential person in all of China by the 1880s. The Qing government authorized the man who was the Grand Minister for the Northern Sea, the governor general of Zhili province, Commander of the Huai Army, associate controller over the board of admiralty and Grand secretary, yes China was continuing the practice of placing as many titles as possible onto a single man. Above all else Li Hongzhang was responsible for Korea. As much as I have talked about Zeng Guofan's pupil I have not really talked all that much about the man himself. Li Hongzhang dominated Chinese foreign policy for nearly quarter of a century. He was 6 feet tall and quite a lot of western diplomats noted him to have a fine physique, a vigor to his nature, piercing eyes, a commanding presence and a no-nonsense approach. As a Qing official he wore multicolored silk robes, a large triangular hat with the traditional three-eyed peacock feathers. As noted by his mentor Zeng Guofan “Li Hongzhang possessed a bearing and manner of speech sufficient to bring men to their knees”. Li Hongzhang was frankly a go-getter as we say in the west. George F Seward, a minister of the US to China called him “a giant among his fellow Chinese and the best foreigners who have met him in affairs will not hesitate to accord to him intellectual powers, which would command admiration in any cabinet or council”. Russia's count Sergei Lil'evich Witte, the architect of the empires industrialization program for over two decades and a man not known to overstate others said this of Li “I have met many notable statesmen in my career and would rate Li Hongzhang high among them. In fact, he was a great statesman; to be sure he was Chinese, without any kind of European education, but a man of sound Chinese education, and what is more, a man with a remarkably sound mind and good common sense." The socialist French newspaper, Le Siecle, called him "the yellow Bismarck." I particularly like that last one, yellow Bismarck thats a flavourful one isn't it. Li Hongzhang was Han Chinese, from 6 of 7 generations that passed the imperial examinations, a scholar through and through. He passed the third highest out of 4000 other students for the highest imperial degree and built up the Huai army with help from Zeng Guofan quickly becoming one of if not the dominant military ruler in China. It was in fact his rule over the most powerful army in CHina that led to many of his appointments as the Qing needed to try and rein him in somehow. He and Empress Dowager Cixi would have a long-standing relationship. Li Hongzhang aided her in installing her nephew as Emperor in 1875, though in reality he would not actually rule anything it would be Cixi and Li was loyal to her. On the note of Cixi, Li Hongzhang was criticized heavily for corruption and indeed he became fabulously wealthy. Yet I do not think you can point fingers simply at Li, as it was not just him but the Qing bureaucracy that was corrupt. A foreign employee under Li had this to say about him and corruption “The Viceroy was a diplomat of world-wide fame; but to his countrymen - before the war - he was chiefly reputed as a great military and naval organizer. He was not nor could he be that; for the corruption, peculation and nepotism which infested his organizations had their fountain-head in himself, and to an extent which was exceptional even for a Chinese official. He was himself enmeshed in the national machine of organized inefficiency; to him also it was a normal condition, and any other, had it been indicated, would have been incomprehensible to him.” You have to understand at this time in the Qing dynasty corruption was simply the status quo. Bribery was the normal source of political influence. The Qing salaries were insufficient, so all officials bribed and embezzled to make ends meet. To get anything done politically in China at this time one had to bribe whether it was for good means or bad, Li was no different. Li's activities were some of the largest in scope China would ever see and thus required enormous sums of money. None the less Li was a Han, and the Manchu were never going to let the Han simply run the show, so even if Li had idea's about reform to stop the corruption they would not allow him to do so as it would put a Han in the drivers seat. And so Li was a master operator within the corrupt system of Qing politics, he had to grease the corrupt wheels of power. Unlike the Meiji restoration which took daring reforms backed by the Genro of Japan, Li had major shackles. I think I already said this before, Li Hongzhang is one of my favorite characters of modern Chinese history, but he is also a terribly tragic character. One would call him a man before his time. He showed great foresight about how China could modernize but he was hampered by the system. Yet despite all of that he did an incredible amount to help modernize China nonetheless. He also never got a chance to really see the outside world until late in his life unlike most of his Japanese counterparts. He would also take the lionshare of the blame for the many humiliations CHina would receive, literally right until his death he just kept fighting bitterly. Many champion those who do great feats during good times, but we often forget those who lived in dire times who struggled to do great feats, and Li is one of those. Now as the man responsible for Korea Li Hongzhang advised his Korean counterpart in 1879 "There is no human agency capable of putting a stop to the expansionist movement of Japan: has not your Government been compelled to inaugurate a new era by making a Treaty of Commerce with it? As matters stand, therefore, is not our best course to neutralize one poison by another, to set one energy against another? You should seize every opportunity to establish treaty relations with Western nations, which you can use to check Japan." The advice was carried to King Gojong who in 1822 solicited Li Hongzhang to negotiate on Korea's behalf for a treaty with the United States. The Josen-United States Treaty of 1882 or Treaty of Peace, AMity, Commerce and Navigation would be signed in 1882 heavily influenced by Li Hongzhang. It was Korea's first treaty with a western nation, albeit an unequal treaty. It established mutual friendship with the US and mutual assistance in the case of attack. The treaty became the template for others as soon Germany signed one in 1883, then Russian and Italy in 1884 and France by 1886. The idea obviously being, Li Hongzhang trying to bolster up Korea so Japan would not try to invade her. Now despite the fact these treaties were intended to counterbalance Japan, they also indirectly undermined China. Combined with the Japanese treaties they all worked collectively to shatter Korea's isolation and severed China's suzerainty over her. To be blunt, while China could continue to scream about how Korea was still her tributary, now a collective group of other nations saw her as independent. This also began a process of creating pro-Japanese and pro-Chinese factions within the Korean political system. There were those who missed the times of the Daewongun reign. They believed the current actions of Korea were unfaithful to Confucianism. And then in 1882 a small problem would evolve into a larger one. Remember the Japanese military attache, Lt Horimoto Reizo? Well in January of 1882, his work ended up reorganizing the existing 5 army garrison structure into the Muwiyong “palace guards garrison” and the Changoyong “capital guards garrison”. But alongside that he also created the Pyolgigun “special skills force” which was basically the yolk of a new modern Korean army. This is all fantastic and good fun, however Korea held a very tight budget and was forced to reduce the number of her old-style troops. For those of you who know your Satsuma Rebellion that occurred in Japan, here in Korea a similar event unfolded. In July of 1882 many Korean soldiers were retired against their will. They protested that for over a year after the forced retirement they had not received back pay. 1000 men, mostly the old and disabled were let go, and they were not paid their stipends of rice for 13 months. They began to protest, and who wouldn't. Hearing about this, King Gojong ordered that a months allowance of rice be given to the soldiers and he directed one Min Gyeom-ho, the overseer of the Joseon's government finances to see to it. Min Gyeom-ho was the nephew of Queen Min, and that is an important fact as the Min family would be seen as culprits. Well Min Gyeom-ho handed the job over to his steward who sold the rice he had been given for the soldiers and used that money to buy millet which was further mixed with sand and bran, the good classic old case of embezzlement, like cutting cocaine with baking powder. Well the the substance by the time it got to the soldiers had gone rotten and as you might imagine it really pissed off the already pissed off protesting soldiers. So on July 23rd of 1882 a riot broke out in Uigeumbu. Pissed off soldiers marched upon the residence of Min Gyeom-ho who they suspected was the culprit swindling them all. Min Gyeom-ho heard of the incoming rioters and ordered the police to arrest their ringleaders and have them executed the next day. The rioters received word of these orders and broke into Min Gyeom-ho's home, but by that point he had fled so they simply trashed the place. Without the man to exact their vengeance upon the rioters marched to the armory and began stealing arms and ammo. Then they went to a local prison, overwhelmed its guards and released the arrested ringleaders alongside other political prisoners. At this point Min Gyeom-ho was hiding at the Royal palace. He panicked and ordered the army to quell the revolt, but by this time the revolt was snow balling. The armed rioters then turned their attention to two different groups of people, the first were the Japanese and second Korean progressives aka the reformers supporting the new changes to Korea propped by Japan. A group of rioters headed to Lt Horimoto's quarters where they grabbed him and took turns stabbing him to death. Another group of over 3000 rioters marched upon the Japanese legation. Over at the legation were the minister to Korea Hanabusa Yoshitada alongside 17 staff members and 10 legation police. The legation was quickly surrounded prompting Hanabusa to order all the documents within to be burnt. As the smoke and flames increased, many of the legation staff used it as a cover to escape through the rear gate. The Japanese fled to the nearest harbor where they took a boat down the Han river enroute to Incheon. From there they thought they would be safe, but Korean soldiers continued to hunt them down, soon they were fleeing to another harbor, but this time the Koreans caught up to them. 6 Japanese were killed with another 5 severely injured. The survivors got onto a boat and made a break for open sea, eventually running into the British survey ship HMS flying fish which took them in. The rioters certainly did not stop at the Japanese legation, on July 24th they took to marching upon the royal palace still hunting Min Gyeom-ho. They got their hands on Min Gyeom-ho killing him alongside a dozen high ranking Joseon officials including Heungin-gun Yi Choe-Heung, the older brother of the Daewongun. It should be noted that while he was the brother to him, he was also publicly critical against his isolationist policies and could be seen as an ally to the Min clan. The rioters also hunted for Queen Min, intending to kill her as well. They saw the Queen and the rest of the Min allies as the main culprits behind the corruption going on in the government. Queen Min managed to escape the palace being carried literally away on a guards back dressed as a commoner. She fled for refuse in the home of Min Eung-sik in Chungju of Chungcheong province. Meanwhile the rioters managed to kill an official of the Min family and the entire ordeal became known as the Soldiers Riot of 1882 or the Imo uprising. Now the Imo uprising was sort of a symptom of something else going on in Korea. I had mentioned previously that the Korean politics had created sort of a faction situation. It was not necessary one side was Pro Chinese and the other Japanese, a lot more was going on, but I will try to summarize it as best as I can. During the reign of the Daewongun, many of the Korean literati, you know the political, scholar, high society types, well they considered a lot of what the Daewongun was doing to be unfaithful to confucianism. However when the Daewogun was kicked out, they began to see all the grand reforms and treaties emerging under King Gojong as even worse. In fact they never really saw it as “King Gojong's” but rather Queen Min and her entourage of family members in high positions taking Korea to hell in a handbasket. During the Imo uprising incident there was a rather important figure amongst the rioting troops, Prince Waneun, the illegitimate son of Daewongun and one of his concubines named Kyeseongwol. He was the older half brother to King Gojong. Now When the Daewongun was “forcefully retired” he actually did not go without a fight and attempted a coup, which just saw him getting deported to China, and this greatly upset Prince Waneun. But he bide his time, entering the Korean military as a low ranking officer. When the rioters struck in 1881, Daewongun had sent agents to instigate them, one of which was Prince Waneun. It seems the Daewongun was trying to replace King Gojong with his illegitimate son, but the riots failed. When they arrested the rioters many of their leaders were executed, one of which was Prince Wanuen. Who ordered his specific execution is unknown, myth has the Korean politician Yi Yun-yong being responsible, but there is also evidence he did so under orders from Queen Min and King Gojong. On October 28th of 1881 he was poisoned to death while in prison at Jeju. The reason I bring up this minor part of the story is to highlight that there were serious efforts being made by political factions to usurp King Gojong and steer Korea in certain directions. The Daewongun clearly supported the rioters and their cause. In fact it is known the Daewongun exhorted the rioters to specifically bring down the Min clan and expel the Japanese. Daewongun was very much in the China camp politically. King Gojong clearly did not support their cause, but he saw the writing on the wall. King Gojong asked his father to return to the palace, who promptly showed up with 200 of the rioters backing him up. King Gojong capitulated to their demands, one of which was to restore his father to power. King Gojong basically said this to his father when he showed up to the palace “put an immediate end to the wild melee and I will give power over the small and large matters of the government”. And thus the Daewongun was back in power. His first order of business as you might imagine was to remove from office all officials of the Min family, he even had his own brother executed because he had allied to them! At the time it was believed Queen Min had been killed, thus he had a funeral process begun for her. Now in response to the killing of the Japanese officials, well Japan was not too happy about that. The foreign office under Inoue Kaoru ordered Hanasuba to return to Seoul to hold a meeting with senior Korean officials to get them to bring the rioters responsible to justice. If any more of these rioters were to attack Japanese, Japan was going to bear military force against them, regardless of whatever the Korean government did. Inoue instructed Hanabusa, that if he saw the Koreans making any attempts to hide the perpetrators and not punish them, or if they refused simply to comply at all with their demands this would constitute a breach of peace and thus the IJA would be rolling in. Japan also sent an official letter to the Korean government with an envoy, indicting it for the crimes that had been done to the Japanese and that Japan would be sending forces to occupy the port of Chempulpo. Hanabusa meanwhile was instructed that if China or another nation attempted to mediate on behalf of Korea, he should refuse this, but to reiterate none the less that Japan still believed her relations with Korea were friendly and that they best restore that friendly relationship. Thus Hanabusa was to go to Seoul with IJA and IJN forces to protect him and other Japanese officials. Now while Japan was doing all of this, in the background they were also calling up reserves for their military in advance and Inoue Kaoru made sure to notify western ministers in Tokyo they were sending IJA/IJN forces to Korea to “protect their citizens”. He strongly emphasized this was all in good faith and that their intentions were peaceful, but when the Americans offered to mediate he declined this off the bat, not a great look. As for the Chinese reaction, Li Hongzhang who was in charge had left his post just before the crisis had broken out, taking a leave of absence because his mother had just died. How fate tosses the dice sometimes eh? Thus China's de facto foreign minister was left out of touch and Korea did not have a Chinese legation on hand. Li Shuchang, the Chinese minister in Tokyo received word of the situation and sent word home. On August 1st, Zhang Shusheng dispatched 3 warships of the Beiyang Fleet under the command of Admiral Ding Ruchang to Korea with the Qing official Ma Jianzhong to assess the situation. 4500 Qing forces led by General Wu Changqing arrived and they quickly aided the Korean government in quelling the rioters thus thwarting a full blown rebellion. The Qing forces took control over Seoul. This was the first time that China had military intervened in Korea since 1636 and constituted a major departure in her foreign policy over Korea. Would this situation ignite a war between the Qing and Japan? I would like to take this time to remind you all that this podcast is only made possible through the efforts of Kings and Generals over at Youtube. Please go subscribe to Kings and Generals over at Youtube and to continue helping us produce this content please check out www.patreon.com/kingsandgenerals. If you are still hungry after that, give my personal channel a look over at The Pacific War Channel at Youtube, it would mean a lot to me. The imo uprising was going to escalate things for China, Japan and Korea, simply boiling the pot of war gradually over time. How long could the diplomats and politicians keep those rattling the sabers of war?
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If you're struggling with relationships or you know someone who is, then you need to watch this episode. It will help you understand the dynamics of the toxic family system. This girl is getting worked up! Maybe it will burn some calories. Evidently I have some whack family members, IMO. Toxic tweets, defamation, libel, slander, the list goes on and on. Some how they seem to make their way through life with eyes wide shut. I feel for my brother having to deal with all this. Measure 110 triangulation narcissist triangulation blame shifting projecting flying monkeys adult children of toxic families adult children of dysfunctional families scapegoat child autism schizophrenia bipolar abuse by proxy boundaries ptsd cptsd Portland Oregon https://www.koin.com/news/oregon/koin-6-town-hall-a-state-of-pain-oregons-drug-crisis/ https://www.koin.com/news/special-reports/oregons-mental-health-approach-as-crazy-as-my-son/ https://youtube.com/watch?v=Utc0OZZfDW8&feature=shares
Hola everyone in and from the Real Human Bings zone! We love that you are still zoning with us. Here's another Frankensteined episode with some random bits we talked about. Specifically, how we'd fix playoff sports and a rant about rich people and corpos hating on the workers of the world. Yeah, that's right, we're true Marxists now guys. (And don't worry, we go down the same conversation rabbit holes we always do about D&D, Star Wars, and our own egos.) Lastly, Picks of the Week. That is all. End notes: Musk just keeps getting worse and worse - https://www.cnn.com/2023/03/07/tech/elon-musk-twitter-employee-disability/index.html Rochester Starbucks workers unionize - https://rochesterbeacon.com/2022/05/05/a-hard-fought-labor-victory/ TTRRUUCES might be bad kids but they're good musicians - https://www.ttrruuces.com/ Nap Eyes ask the burning questions like is Zukerberg a ghost - https://www.napeyes.com/ Year Zero is a fun read IMO - https://dc.fandom.com/wiki/Batman:_Zero_Year You only get One Saturday Morning - https://youtu.be/jinufTKHTdg --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/krandorkroobs/message
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"Work-From-Home Regulations Are Coming. Companies Aren't Ready. The growing compliance costs of remote work could push more employers to bring workers back to the office." -MIT Sloan, https://tinyurl.com/2p9atbmhOn October 27, 2022, I published the episode, "Cronyism, Collusion, & RTO: Do Not Be Naïve!" The fat cats work together to enrich themselves. "Where I think we have to be careful is ignoring the collusion of Crony Capitalism. So it's not that Corpo America is blaming Powell or that Powell is blaming Corpo America. This is where I leave the neocons and the neolibs in the dust to play their partisan games of red versus blue. No, see, I think they COLLUDE TOGETHER TO ENRICH THEMSELVES. The Fed does not surprise Corpo America, nor does Corpo America surprise The Fed. They work together, IMO, to ensure a particular outcome that enriches the fat cats. If you need a refresher on this, remember all the warnings Gordon Gekko gave you about wealth transfer and greedy bankers." -https://causeyconsultingllc.com/2023/03/02/what/
Stephen Donnelly, Minister for Health, discusses the ending of the eviction ban and also consultant and non-consultant hospital doctor members of the IMO rejecting the new consultant contract.
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Visit Harvest Eating Today I wanted to muse about what I would consider the perfect homestead in regard to what could be grown, raised, and eventually preserved or butchered and eaten. This is a complicated topic but one I find useful to discuss as it gets us thinking about what might be important to incorporate into an existing or future homestead as in my case. For me, a homestead is a place that creates much-needed peace and security as well as enjoyable spaces to relax and be in nature. A place that can produce life-giving foods that meet my standards of quality and are free from toxic chemicals, additives, and preservatives. It's a place where culinary arts meet home economics and the two pursuits thrive together. Determining what I want my family to eat starts the whole process that eventually determines where the property might be and what features such as south-facing land, soil quality, rainfall, length of the growing season, available water, and ability to raise certain animals (no HOA) and certain crops. As I said earlier, this is a complicated topic that could take years to plan and then years to make work efficiently. The likelihood of planning for everything is not realistic but trying hard to get as many things right is the goal. WHY MOVE TO A HOMESTEAD WHEN WE HAVE SUCH A GREAT LIFE NOW? So why do I think it's time to move back to a homestead and how am I more prepared than the first time we lived on a farm. Let's face it, the world is messed up, our country faces some serious issues on so many fronts it is amazing. But let's just say this, we have fellow citizens sitting in prison with no representation in terrible conditions for years now because of basically trespassing and some minor property damage. People like to forget this fact and pretend everything is ok, folks it's not. America at this point is nearly over, we have a criminal gang and permanent state that runs everything and they are very, very corrupt and dangerous. Our basic constitutional rights are being erased and both parties don't give a crap. We're up to our ears in debt globally and the bill is coming due, inflation is rampant, and food security is nearly non-existent. I could go on and on….but suffice it to say..if possible we all need to get back to the land the end is near IMO. ON MY DREAM HOMESTEAD, WHAT COULD I PRODUCE? Let's talk about these items first; fruits, vegetables, dairy, meats, eggs, honey, etc. At this point, I imagine this homestead is back east, likely the southeast as I find many of the right mixes of attributes available in that area. State government must be considered too as food freedom and local food movements are key to consider. Some states are easier to operate in if income from the sale of food products is in the equation. On my homestead I'd like to plant trees; apple, apricot, pear, peach, hazelnut, walnut, mulberry, cherry, and fig. I'd also enjoy growing different varieties of grapes too. This would save me $10,000 a month as my kids eat grapes like there's no tomorrow! Other fruits would include raspberries, blackberries, blueberries, and strawberries…but strawberries would be last on the list as perennial fruits are first and foremost. Vegetables would include potatoes, tomatoes, peppers, eggplant, cabbage, onion, garlic, and all sorts of squashes with a focus on storable winter squashes. I would grow plenty of herbs and aromatics too including basil, parsley, rosemary, sage, thyme, dill, oregano, lemongrass, and ginger for use in all sorts of dishes. For protein we think chickens and ducks would certainly be on the homestead, the decision to raise ruminants like hair sheep, Dexter or highland cattle and even Jersey cows would be dependant on whether sufficient pasture would be present or leased nearby. A Jersey cow would open up a lot of possibilities to make all sorts of items including yogurt, creme fraiche, cheese, butter, raw milk, and basic cheese such as ricotta, mozzarella, etc. but at this point in our lives, we're not sure if buying dairy locally might be a better choice than committing to twice daily milking when we really don't know if our kids intend on staying on the homestead or opting for city life, time will tell. Part of my efforts would include producing many “value-added” products that I could store, trade, give away and sell either on the farm or at local markets for income. Items such as creme fraiche, sourdough bread, fermented peppers and pickles, sauces, eggs, cheese, meat, etc. GROWING FOOD AND RAISING ANIMALS TAKES PRACTICE AND LEARNING When I was on our NC farm in 2003 I did not know jack! I literally planted vegetables into hard red clay with some pelletized fertilizer and thought I would get a harvest. I had too many horses out on the pasture until they destroyed it and created mud puddles. I also planted berry bushes into the grass and added amendments to the holes, not on top. I just did not know what I know today, I purposely avoided learning about Permaculture. Just did not want to hear it, seemed too complicated in my mind, plus it looks messy, not neat weed-free rows like we see in gardening magazines. After spending hundreds of hours studying and following the examples of great permaculture and homesteading leaders I have become much more ready to execute on a homestead. Little things like mulching plants with grass clippings, for example, have taught me to be smarter. In warmer months our lawn service comes to mow each Wednesday, they cut the grass and haul off the clippings, last year I started leaving buckets for them and they would fill them with grass that I would in turn places around all my herbs, peppers, tomatoes, etc. I had much better harvests and much healthier plants. I even started taking potted plants such as chives and lemongrass indoors and leaving them in a sunny window. I just cut them way back, watered them, and let them establish themselves. This spring I have an abundant amount of herbs already growing so I don't need to start from seed or buy pants. BLENDING LIFE'S OTHER DESIRES WITH HOMESTEADING I think at this point in life both my wife and I know that staying physically active is paramount to our lifestyle choices and cycling is the number one consideration. We enjoy mountain biking, gravel riding, and some road riding, although I don't enjoy road riding too much. To this end, we will plan to find our homestead in a place where great cycling is available very, very nearby, like right out the door hopefully. Since my wife and I love climbing hills, flat locales like Florida are not on the list. So, that sums up my current thoughts on this subject, yes, I know 100% I want to move back to a homestead, probably further out of town this time. Our last farm was 5 miles from town, I am interested in being like 15 miles from town this go around. We have some kids in school and they enjoy their school so we don't plan to move them until the middle daughter graduates which is next May 2025. However, we are actively looking for homesteads now and if the right one comes along I would move alone to get things started. I ask for your prayers as this is a major move and a major life change. LINKS TO CHECK OUT: Harvest Eating Youtube Support Harvest Eating Join Food Storage Feast Brown Duck Coffee About Chef Keith Snow
Welcome to The Nonlinear Library, where we use Text-to-Speech software to convert the best writing from the Rationalist and EA communities into audio. This is: Contra "Strong Coherence", published by DragonGod on March 4, 2023 on LessWrong. Polished from my shortform See also: Is "Strong Coherence" Anti-Natural? Introduction Many AI risk failure modes imagine strong coherence/goal directedness (e.g. [expected] utility maximisers).Such strong coherence is not represented in humans (or any other animal), seems unlikely to emerge from deep learning and may be "anti-natural" to general intelligence in our universe. I suspect the focus on strongly coherent systems was a mistake that set the field back a bit, and it's not yet fully recovered from that error.I think most of the AI safety work for strongly coherent agents (e.g. decision theory) will end up inapplicable/useless for aligning powerful systems, because powerful systems in the real world are "of an importantly different type". Ontological Error? I don't think it nails everything, but on a purely ontological level, @Quintin Pope and @TurnTrout's shard theory feels a lot more right to me than e.g. HRAD. HRAD is based on an ontology that seems to me to be mistaken/flawed in important respects. The shard theory account of value formation (while lacking) seems much more plausible as an account of how intelligent systems develop values (where values are "contextual influences on decision making") than the immutable terminal goals in strong coherence ontologies. I currently believe that (immutable) terminal goals is just a wrong frame for reasoning about generally intelligent systems in our world (e.g. humans, animals and future powerful AI systems). Theoretical Justification and Empirical Investigation Needed I'd be interested in more investigation into what environments/objective functions select for coherence and to what degree said selection occurs.And empirical demonstrations of systems that actually become more coherent as they are trained for longer/"scaled up" or otherwise amplified. I want advocates of strong coherence to explain why agents operating in rich environments (e.g. animals, humans) or sophisticated ML systems (e.g. foundation models) aren't strongly coherent.And mechanistic interpretability analysis of sophisticated RL agents (e.g. AlphaStar, OpenAI Five [or replications thereof]) to investigate their degree of coherence. Conclusions Currently, I think strong coherence is unlikely (plausibly "anti-natural") and am unenthusiastic about research agendas and threat models predicated on strong coherence. Disclaimer The above is all low confidence speculation, and I may well be speaking out of my ass. By "strong coherence/goal directedness" I mean something like: Informally: a system has immutable terminal goals. Semi-formally: a system's decision making is well described as (an approximation) of argmax over actions (or higher level mappings thereof) to maximise the expected value of a single fixed utility function over states. You cannot well predict the behaviour/revealed preferences of humans or other animals by the assumption that they have immutable terminal goals or are expected utility maximisers. The ontology that intelligent systems in the real world instead have "values" (contextual influences on decision making) seems to explain their observed behaviour (and purported "incoherencies") better. Many observed values in humans and other mammals (see) (e.g. fear, play/boredom, friendship/altruism, love, etc.) seem to be values that were instrumental for increasing inclusive genetic fitness (promoting survival, exploration, cooperation and sexual reproduction/survival of progeny respectively). Yet, humans and mammals seem to value these terminally and not because of their instrumental value on inclusive genetic fitness. That the instrumentally convergent goals of evolution's fitness criterion manifested as "terminal" values in mammals is IMO strong empiric...
If you've ever visited a movie studio, it may have surprised you to see what the sets actually look like. In some cases, a set can merely be a small 3D model that looks good on camera. The idea of Потёмкинские деревни or Potemkin villages is similar: create a shell that looks good in order to obscure the unhappy or dangerous reality behind it.Key topics:✔️Although the legend behind the Потёмкинская деревня may be false, the concept itself is true. Paper over problems and put on an act to keep everyone calm. ✔️ As I always say: IMO, if you wait to be "officially" told something, you've waited too late.✔️Negative equity, the debt ceiling, multigenerational living, nations ditching the dollar, mass layoffs . . . yet you are supposed to think a recession is still just somewhere over the horizon. SMH.Links:https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Potemkin_villagehttps://www.amazon.com/Liberty-Justice-Some-Equality-Powerful/dp/1250013836Links where I can be found: https://causeyconsultingllc.com/2023/01/30/updates-housekeeping/Need more? Email me: https://causeyconsultingllc.com/contact-causey/
Welcome to The Nonlinear Library, where we use Text-to-Speech software to convert the best writing from the Rationalist and EA communities into audio. This is: Why I'm not into the Free Energy Principle, published by Steven Byrnes on March 2, 2023 on LessWrong. 0. But first, some things I do like, that are appropriately emphasized in the FEP-adjacent literature I like the idea that in humans, the cortex (and the cortex specifically, in conjunction with the thalamus, but definitely not the whole brain IMO) has a generative model that's making explicit predictions about upcoming sensory inputs, and is updating that generative model on the prediction errors. For example, as I see the ball falling towards the ground, I'm expecting it to bounce; if it doesn't bounce, then the next time I see it falling, I'll expect it to not bounce. This idea is called “self-supervised learning” in ML. AFAICT this idea is uncontroversial in neuroscience, and is widely endorsed even by people very far from the FEP-sphere like Jeff Hawkins and Randall O'Reilly and Yann LeCun. Well at any rate, I for one think it's true. I like the (related) idea that the human cortex interprets sensory inputs by matching them to a corresponding generative model, in a way that's at least loosely analogous to probabilistic inference. For example, in the neon color spreading optical illusion below, the thing you “see” is a generative model that includes a blue-tinted solid circle, even though that circle is not directly present in the visual stimulus. (The background is in fact uniformly white.) I like the (related) idea that my own actions are part of this generative model. For example, if I believe I am about to stand up, then I predict that my head is about to move, that my chair is about to shift, etc.—and part of that is a prediction that my own muscles will in fact execute the planned maneuvers. So just to be explicit, the following seems perfectly fine to me: First you say “Hmm, I think maybe the thalamocortical system in the mammalian brain processes sensory inputs via approximate Bayesian inference”, and then you start doing a bunch of calculations related to that, and maybe you'll even find that some of those calculations involve a term labeled “variational free energy”. OK cool, good luck with that, I have no objections. (Or if I do, they're outside the scope of this post.) My complaint here is about the Free Energy Principle as originally conceived by Friston, i.e. as a grand unified theory of the whole brain, even including things like the circuit deep in your brainstem that regulates your heart rate. OK, now that we're hopefully on the same page about exactly what I am and am not ranting about, let the rant begin! 1. The Free Energy Principle is an unfalsifiable tautology It is widely accepted that FEP is an unfalsifiable tautology, including by proponents—see for example Beren Millidge, or Friston himself. By the same token, once we find a computer-verified proof of any math theorem, we have revealed that it too is an unfalsifiable tautology. Even Fermat's Last Theorem is now known to be a direct logical consequence of the axioms of math—arguably just a fancy way of writing 0=0. So again, FEP is an unfalsifiable tautology. What does that mean in practice? Well, It means that I am entitled to never think about FEP. Anything that you can derive from FEP, you can derive directly from the same (very basic and uncontroversial) underlying premises from which FEP itself can be proven, without ever mentioning FEP. So the question is really whether FEP is helpful. Here are two possible analogies: (1) Noether's Theorem (if the laws of physics have a symmetry, they also have a corresponding conservation law) is also an unfalsifiable tautology. (2) The pointless bit of math trivia 2592=2592 is also an unfalsifiable tautology. In both cases, I don't have to mention these facts. But in the case of (1)—but not (2)—I want to. More specifically, here's a very specific ...
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In the market for an FMO? Now is the time to start doing your research. An FMO or Field Marketing Organization is an insurance marketing organization that is a third party between the agent and the insurance carrier. The insurance carriers rely on these entities to support the agent at no charge to the independent broker. In this episode of The Broker Link, Gillan breaks down the differences between an FMO, IMO, and GA. He will also share what to look for when choosing the right partner. Some things to look for include: Available carriers Contract structure Training Service and Support Technology Company history and reputation And a lot more. There are also some other previous episodes that can help you learn more about choosing an FMO. How to Choose the Right Insurance Marketing Organization Leaving a Legacy: The Brokerage Inc. Story If you want to learn more about what The Brokerage Inc. has to offer, visit our website www.thebrokerageinc.com.
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Parenthood at sea According to the IMO, 2% of seafarers are women at sea. I wonder what the percentage of Mummies at sea is!? Like 0.01%!!?! Less!!?! A post on LinkedIn sparked my curiosity. Heather Enness, Master Mariner and mother of three, posted the above. Young people I meet in the maritime industry get questions about if they don't want to have a family since they are going to work at sea. I knew I just had to speak with Heather and find out if that is a hurdle nowadays, to be a parent and work at sea. What can we do to make the change? Listen to Heather and hear her passion for her job, her love for her children and how she is a role model for young people today. Heather wishes that more companies in our industry dared to discuss parenthood at sea. Every conversation matters. Are you able to bring these questions up in your everyday life? Please drop me a line at email@example.com and spill your beans. Who knows, I might get more ideas from your feedback. Thanks for listening.
Key topics:✔️ Who benefits from the promotion of hot air, hopium, and total nonsense?✔️ Some influencer or wannabe influencer who gives you toxic positivity is NOT gonna show up and bail you out of an economic crisis. ✔️If someone has been in their chosen field for all of five minutes, do they have enough expertise for you to rely on what they say? (Spoiler alert: not IMO.)✔️When toxic positivity is promoted and truth is suppressed that should speak volumes to you.Links:https://www.buzzsprout.com/1125110/10689626https://www.buzzsprout.com/1125110/11131724https://www.buzzsprout.com/1125110/11328447https://www.buzzsprout.com/1125110/11044511https://medium.com/surviving-tomorrow/hyper-elites-are-desperate-for-a-recession-because-they-want-to-buy-your-assets-for-cheap-1e8800f836Please don't rely on social media to tell you when I have posted! The algorithms are not very fond of people who aren't pacifying you into a coma these days. Links where I can be found: https://causeyconsultingllc.com/2023/01/30/updates-housekeeping/Need more? Email me: https://causeyconsultingllc.com/contact-causey/
Tech Unicorn Valuations are Fake Introduction Welcome to Distilling Venture Capital. I am your host, Bill Griesinger Distilling VC is a visionary podcast that provides an insightful and informed view of the key trends affecting the VC and tech startup world. My mission is to cut through and go beyond the hype that tends to dominate the tech landscape. And provide you with information you can use. It is your podcast for Fintech, DeFi, Blockchain and smart contracts, digital banking and all the frontier Web 3 technologies changing the financial landscape globally. Hello everyone – it´s been a couple of months since my last podcast episode – I took some time off...It´s great to be back with you again. After some thought, consideration and a couple defining events, and an announcement by Pitchbook, one of the so called data analytics firms in the VC space, I decided it was imperative that I do an episode in my Unicorn Mania series. I´ll fill you in on the PB announcement I am referring to in a moment – it´s insane! Before we jump into the episode though, I wanted to pay recognition and acknowledgement to a wonderful Brazilian singer and artist, Gal Costa. My intro music and exit music is Aquarela do Brasil by Gal Costa. Gal Costa passed away on Nov. 9, 2021. A makpr talent in Brazil, I thoroughly enjoyed her music. She will be missed. So, let´s jump into this edition of Unicorn Mania: If you´ve followed this podcast in the past, you are aware that in the UnicornMania series I highlight the largely fake, deceptive valuations of VC-backed private technology companies – Which are Fondly called Unicorns...Isn´t that cute? For background, I refer you to my first episode in the UnicornMania series, March of 2020. Episodes 5 and 6 also deal with this twisted freak show perpetrated by VCs, the tech & financial press and others that engage in all of this Unicorn nonsense. I encourage you to go back to Episode 1 for insights and valuable background information as to why I categorically state and prove that tech Unicorns, a VC-backed tech company allegedly with a $1B or more valuation, are indeed mostly fake… Let´s start off with some levity and have a little fun, shall we, at the expense of Sil. Valley VCs? I read this a couple years ago in a CrunchBase piece; There´s an old joke about a new bar in Sil. Valley. On opening day, 6,000 people showed up. No one buys a drink. The business is declared a roaring success! [This joke will hopefully make perfect sense by the time we finish this episode. Only in SV culture would the above be considered a success! In Sil. Valley, comedy often becomes reality To briefly review, let´s start with some basics I will get into in this episode: So, as I just mentioned, the definition of this tech unicorn we hear so much about is: A private VC-backed tech company with an alleged valuation of $1B or more; I say allegedly b/c these valuations are largely fake; I´ll demonstrate that with conclusive evidence in just a moment; VCs and others arrive at this distorted value using a completely improper, simplistic method known as the Post Money Valuation – In a moment, I´ll walk through how the Post-Money Valuation is calculated and explain why it is a completely erroneous notion of value; On what basis do I call it fakery and deception? Largely b/c it has been conclusively proven beyond a doubt based on the research; The body of evidence comes from a Stanford Univ. GSB study called, ``Squaring VC Valuations with Reality.`` The results were originally revealed at a Silicon Valley Open Doors conf. in 2016 and then officially published in April 2017. It´s been updated since, as late as Dec. 2019. It also has been published in peer-reviewed journals like The Journal of Financial Economics in 2020. There are links to both the 2016 video and to the research report in the description of this video Links: Squaring Venture Capital Valuations with Reality https://papers.ssrn.com/sol3/papers.cfm?abstract_id=2955455 Video presentation to the Silicon Valley Open Doors conf., 2016 https://youtu.be/k4OtGWZ3iYI Why a return to this topic? Several reasons; Because it continues to be an absolute freak show that is out of control. It is a twisted and a deceitful exercise that, as I mentioned, VCs, the tech and financial press and others engage in to ascribe and hype a false value to priv. tech companies; Further, It is an insult to those of us who have an interest in discovering the true value of these tech companies; And Finally, b/c many of the largest mutual fund companies have been investing in the high-risk asset category since at least 2015 (think of Fidelity, T. Rowe Price, Vanguard, JH) – so I view it as a consumer protection issue, well. Where is the SEC?? Where is FINRA? They claim to be interested in protecting the consumer. My mission, as I´ve always stated, is to cut through the BS that tends to dominate the VC & tech landscape to inform you and make you fully aware of what´s going on in this freak show; I stated at the open, one of the defining events that motivated/prompted me to do a Unicorn Mania episode was a recent announcement by Pitchbook, which is owned by Morningstar, btw (acq. in 2016) That is Morningstar, the venerable, well-known mutual fund rating company founded in 1984. Its star rating system has been considered the gold std in rating mutual funds, ETFs, etc., for years… What is The announcement: I get a daily feed in my email inbox called the Daily Pitch. In the last 30-45 days or so, PB announced they are creating a new index fund for, are you ready for it?; An index of unicorn tech companies. When I saw this I thought, I couldn't think of anything more ridiculous and useless. B/C an index that begins with garbage valuations, yields garbage! I will get into that and demonstrate how this alleged index fund is deceiving to investors and should be scrapped immediately…IMO So, when I received this announcement, I immediately downloaded the Whitepaper at the PB website; It is called, ´Harnessing Unicorns; ``Demiystifying the venture capital Market with the Moringstar-Pitchbook Global Unincorn Indexes.`` I´ll share some of the key findings and takeaways in a moment – truly a fraud, in my view, to be avoided at all costs – I´ll explain Finally, there was one other event that was a motivating factor. That is, in the wake the FTX implosion, the crypto exchange company that blew up in November 2022, caused by a liquidity crisis of the company's token and fraudulent use of investors funds. As investors all tried to get their money out at the same time, the whole thing collapsed. Why do I bring up this event? B/C prior to its collapse, FTX would have surely been, no doubt, a part of this bogus index fund. [Just like Wework before, only a couple years ago. Remember them?] WeWork was valued at $47B before pulling its IPO around Sept. 2019 when many entities called BS on its S-1 filing. I devote all of Episode 6 (Aug. 5, 2020) to exposing the Wework fraud and breaking down their bus. model – something, unfortunately, Firms like Pitchbook, CB Insights and the tech press failed to do; In fact, they continuously published fawning articles prior to Wework´s collapse and implosion, slobbering all over themselves about WeWork´s amazing valuation ($47B)! And now, they want you to trust them with an index of Unicorns based on fake valuations – right! That´s messed up, IMHO. So, let´s get into this PB announcement, shall we? Whitepaper Takeaways: It´s a complete mishmash of deceptive jargon, in my view; Under, ``Clearly defined eligibility rules:`` The Whitepaper clearly states at the outset it uses the post-money valuation Under, ``Quarterly Rebalancing;`` It states, All companies attaining unicorn status in the preceding qtr are eligible for inclusion. [That would have meant FTX, Wework, and other failed, overvalued companies!] Get the picture? Under, ``Weighting Methodology:`` It states, ``companies are, weighted using their latest post-money valuation or estimated worth after latest round of outside financing.`` There´s that term again… And, ``The model prioritizes a company´s most recent VC deal.`` i.e., post-money valuation; Further, it emphasizes, and I quote, ``Past Deals (post-money valuation) is arguably the most important data point used to value unicorns because it reflects real world deals and valuations.`` Are you kidding me?! How about NO, it does not. Completely erroneous statement! And, here is one of the real head-scratchers in the Paper under `´Index Calculation`´ - It states, the index is ``calculated once a day at the close of public markets in the US.`` Huh? These are private companies with no reporting of financial results or any other fin. info., for that matter, to the public. There is no correlation b/c of all the private equity rounds of preferred stock are not public either; Each round has its own exclusive rights, protections, economics and terms that usually suck value from prior rounds, especially from common shares. There is no daily determination of value like in most all mutual funds and ETFs! And Morningstar knows this! The terms and conditions of these priv. preferred stock financings are not reported to the public and there is no correlation whatsoever to US public markets – there is no repricing daily based on this information. • This is nothing more than a fake, window-dressing comment to give the false impression that there is some rigorous analysis going on and is correlated to public markets – Prime Unicorn Index BTW, in preparing this episode, I discovered there is already an existing Unicorn Index Fund, created in 2017, called Prime Unicorn Index. On their website they describe it as, ``A modified market cap price return index that measures the share price performance of private companies valued at $1B or more…. I take issue with the term, ``market cap return`` It is not the market cap. Prime reveals that they also use the flawed post-money valuation as one of the factors in calculating value – but the don´t say so on their website! [Dig into the key highlights and takeaways of the Stanford/Strebulaev Report] Conclusions I´ve seen what I would characterize as three major frauds during my professional lifetime where the major institutional entities that we normally rely on to provide us with independent, unbiased assessments and analysis, were all compromised: Dotcom Bubble (2000 – 2001): The Major investments banks were peddling bogus research and analysis on tech company IPOs that had little to no revenue – this helped fuel outrageous valuations; 2008 Financial Crisis: This was a real estate crisis and bubble. The rating agencies were compromised (S&P, Moodys, etc.) and part of the problem and fraud. They erroneously rated packages of low-grade and subprime mortgages as investment grade quality – and you know the rest of the story… I view Unicorn Mania as, perhaps, just another iteration or vector of the dotcom bubble only with a different twist or flavor. In the dotcom fraud, it was the I-Banks peddling nonsense and hype, unsupported by company fundamentals. In the Tech Unicorn fraud, the complicit entities are the VCs, tech press, financial press and perhaps accounting firms. They Used a black-box approach, protected by non-public reporting of financial transactions (i.e. Pref. Stock rounds with unique, exotic, and complicated structures). They then peddled a completely useless and inappropriate notion of value via the post-money valuation. This is fraud IMO. Again, the research supports this conclusion… And this one is inexcusable b/c the hard data and research exists. It is being ignored.
BE WARNED: It's LuAnna, and this podcast contains honest, upfront opinions, rants, bants and general explicit content. But you know you love it! It's time to get TOTALLY EXTRA. Extra chat, extra rants, extra bants, extra stories, nonsense and more.On this week's Totally Extra: Letterbox flowers, Imo's married name, your kid rubbing cream into his grandad's balls, petty petty pollys, weddings making family go wild and balloons for Insta followers.Remember, if you want to get in touch you can:Email us at firstname.lastname@example.org OR drop us a WhatsApp on 07745 266947
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Research suggests that low FODMAP diets reduce IBS symptoms in 85% of people. Learn how to implement a low FODMAP diet for IBS or SIBO, low FODMAP product options, and conventional and alterative treatments for IBS on this podcast sponsored by Casa de Sante with Onikepe Adegbola, MD. Lindsey Parsons, your host, helps clients solve gut issues and reverse autoimmune disease naturally. Take her quiz to see which stool or functional medicine test will help you find out what's wrong. She's a Certified Health Coach at High Desert Health in Tucson, Arizona. She coaches clients locally and nationwide. You can also follow Lindsey on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram or Pinterest or reach her via email at email@example.com to set up a free 30-minute Gut Healing Breakthrough Session. Show Notes
In this industry there are many different options for agents to choose from when it comes to an IMO. In this episode, we'll break down what to look for when selecting your IMO and what should be your make or break bottom lines.
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On this episode I am going to go over the top 3 IMO best cardio for fat-burning. This is a common question I have gotten over almost a decade as a coach. And there is no correct answer, as we all have different goals, schedules, and abilities. So let's breakdown the different forms of cardio and their benefits. Remember cardio can be not only an effective tool towards fat loss, but it also has a powerful impact on your overall health and wellbeing.
Windy Nicholson, Technology Leader | Mergers and Acquisitions at Salesforce (NYSE: CRM) Acquisitions present unique challenges, but deal lifecycle processes can still be optimized for efficiency. Timeliness is a crucial factor in M&A, and the quicker a deal closes and integration is completed, the faster deal synergies can be achieved. In this episode of the M&A Science Podcast, Windy Nicholson, the Technology Leader for Mergers and Acquisitions at Salesforce, discusses how to improve an IMO for efficiency. This episode is sponsored by our new publication: How to Stand Up an M&A Function.Topics include the order of hiring, establishing your operating model, developing your organization's integration muscle, and more. Find it on Amazon: shorturl.at/jBCW1
BE WARNED: It's LuAnna, and this podcast contains honest, upfront opinions, rants, bants and general explicit content. But you know you love it!On this week's LuAnna the Podcast: The cold is coming for us, a Luanna studio is on the way, Imo's changed, sex toys and the kids are well and truly showing the girls up this week.Plus, the awful case of Nicola Bulley, Sam Smith causing a stir, help for a future Mama, a tight vag and more clangers from the mouths of babes.Remember, if you want to get in touch you can: Email us at firstname.lastname@example.org OR drop us a WhatsApp on 07745 266947
On January 28th, Bjørn Andreas Bull-Hansen published the video "Stop Celebrating Stupidity | The Rise of Anti-Intellectualism," which you can find here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qmFn619GnrI. Are we celebrating stupidity? Have we descended into anti-intellectual madness these days? Key topics:✔️ At 7:28, I believe he hits the nail on the head when he talks about the attitude of curiosity. ✔️If we are celebrating stupidity, who benefits from that? Because you can rest assured: someone does. ✔️It seems like the media plays fast and loose with the term "expert." IMO, the notion of an expert or even an economist has become: this person is willing to say what we want them to say and nothing more.
Welcome to The Nonlinear Library, where we use Text-to-Speech software to convert the best writing from the Rationalist and EA communities into audio. This is: Mech Interp Project Advising Call: Memorisation in GPT-2 Small, published by Neel Nanda on February 4, 2023 on The AI Alignment Forum. I've recently been having advising calls with REMIX teams (Redwood's interpretability sprint) trying to give advice & feedback on projects. As an experiment, I've published a recording of one advising call (with Tessa Barton & Kushal Jain on memorisation in GPT-2 Small), I'm curious whether this is useful to anyone! IMO getting detailed feedback from a more experienced research is one of the best ways to improve at research, but have no idea whether someone else's feedback is comparatively useful, or whether my advice is good enough lol. Thanks to the team for being down to publish this, and the work! Thanks for listening. To help us out with The Nonlinear Library or to learn more, please visit nonlinear.org.
Welcome to The Nonlinear Library, where we use Text-to-Speech software to convert the best writing from the Rationalist and EA communities into audio. This is: MIRI didn't "give up" (fairly obviously IMO?), published by Raemon on February 3, 2023 on LessWrong. Disclaimer: I haven't run this by Nate or Eliezer, if they think it mischaracterizes them, whoops. I have seen many people assume MIRI (or Eliezer) ((or Nate?)) has "given up", and been telling other people to give up. On one hand: if you're only half paying attention, and skimmed a post called "Death With Dignity", I think this is a kinda reasonable impression to have ended up with. I largely blame Eliezer for choosing a phrase which returns "support for assisted suicide" when you google it. But, I think if you read the post in detail, it's not at all an accurate summary of what happened, and I've heard people say this who I feel like should have read the post closely enough to know better. Q1: Does 'dying with dignity' in this context mean accepting the certainty of your death, and not childishly regretting that or trying to fight a hopeless battle? Don't be ridiculous. How would that increase the log odds of Earth's survival? The whole point of the post is to be a psychological framework for actually doing useful work that increases humanity's long log odds of survival. "Giving Up" clearly doesn't do that. [left in typo that was Too Real] I think Nate says a lot of sentences that sound closer to "give up" upon first read/listen. I haven't run this post by him, and am least confident in my claim he wouldn't self-describe as "having given up". But would still bet against it. (Meanwhile, I do think it's possible for someone to have given up without realizing it, but, don't think that's what happened here) From his recent post Focus on the places where you feel shocked everyone's dropping the ball: Look for places where everyone's fretting about a problem that some part of you thinks it could obviously just solve. Look around for places where something seems incompetently run, or hopelessly inept, and where some part of you thinks you can do better. Then do it better. Contrast this with, say, reading a bunch of people's research proposals and explicitly weighing the pros and cons of each approach so that you can work on whichever seems most justified. This has more of a flavor of taking a reasonable-sounding approach based on an argument that sounds vaguely good on paper, and less of a flavor of putting out an obvious fire that for some reason nobody else is reacting to. I dunno, maybe activities of the vaguely-good-on-paper character will prove useful as well? But I mostly expect the good stuff to come from people working on stuff where a part of them sees some way that everybody else is just totally dropping the ball. In the version of this mental motion I'm proposing here, you keep your eye out for ways that everyone's being totally inept and incompetent, ways that maybe you could just do the job correctly if you reached in there and mucked around yourself. That's where I predict the good stuff will come from. And if you don't see any such ways? Then don't sweat it. Maybe you just can't see something that will help right now. There don't have to be ways you can help in a sizable way right now. I don't see ways to really help in a sizable way right now. I'm keeping my eyes open, and I'm churning through a giant backlog of things that might help a nonzero amount—but I think it's important not to confuse this with taking meaningful bites out of a core problem the world is facing, and I won't pretend to be doing the latter when I don't see how to. Like, keep your eye out. For sure, keep your eye out. But if nothing in the field is calling to you, and you have no part of you that says you could totally do better if you deconfused yourself some more and then handled things yourself, then it's totally respectable to do something else with your hours. I do think this looks ...
I've reported for months and months that RTO was and is an inevitable conclusion, IMO. I don't agree with it, but I don't think it's fair to put out hot air and hopium just to get likes and shares. Key topics:✔️ With more and more layoffs, how long can people hold out for a fully remote role? Let's be real here.✔️ You're being told that remote work = bad and companies still "allowing" it are in financial trouble whereas companies that have demanded RTO = good and still thriving. ✔️The issue is not productivity and never has been, IMO. With that said, it certainly has not helped that people will go on social media and brag about goofing off. Doing that is like loading a cannon and pointing it at yourself. ✔️There are areas of childcare and eldercare deserts. Depending upon where you live, certain facilities that were open in 2019 may not even exist anymore. How would you handle that scenario?Links I discuss:https://fortune.com/2023/01/26/ken-griffin-credits-citadel-16-billion-success-office-return/https://medium.com/illumination/remote-work-destroyed-americas-most-profitable-industry-7777faf8c9a7https://www.dailydot.com/irl/remote-worker-issues-psa/Need more? Email me: https://causeyconsultingllc.com/contact-causey/
On the eleventh installment of The Monarchists Basketball Show, we sit down with ODU Men's Basketball head coach Jeff Jones and sophomore point guard Imo Essien. We recap the road sweep against South Alabama and Coastal Carolina and preview this week's home stand versus James Madison and Georgia Southern. We discuss Imo's game, most memorable moments at ODU, Texas dining, his interesting reputation with teammates and so much more.Follow Imo Essien on twitter: https://twitter.com/imo_essienFollow Imo Essien on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/imo3essien/ For more information on how to donate to Old Dominion Athletics please visit https://www.olddominionaf.com/For basketball specific giving please visit https://www.olddominionaf.com/giving/sport-specific-giving/mens-basketball/
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Dr. Paul Alexander Liberty Hour – It was circulating all of 2019, low level, innocuous, so no one focused on it; there certainly was no 'case definition' by CDC, etc., for anyone to look for it in hospitals and clinics, but IMO, it was there globally, and we were largely immune already. What happened in Feb 2020 onwards was with the fraud PCR ‘process' of amplifying DNA...
BE WARNED: It's LuAnna, and this podcast contains honest, upfront opinions, rants, bants and general explicit content. But you know you love it!On this week's LuAnna the Podcast: Anna heads to A&E with Enzo and gaslights him whilst there, Imo's had some sad news, Lu's been to LA and been out with a Lufannian, and Anna poses an interesting question. Plus, Tyre Nichols, Fearne Cotton, two brilliant weirdos - hot water belly anyone? And a rant from Lu. Remember, if you want to get in touch you can: Email us at email@example.com OR drop us a WhatsApp on 07745 266947
In these ‘Moment' episodes, I'll be selecting my favorite moments from previous episodes of Mind Bully Podcast. In this moment, I spoke on the anxiety I experienced before public speaking. This was before my first keynote speech, and I was extremely stressed out. My mind bully was at work, telling me all sorts of things… The speech went well and someone cried (I thought that was cool). A month later, I spoke again, this time in front of a larger crowd. That one went better IMO (no one cried but I took hella pics after duh) Long story short, your mind bully is the only thing holding you back. Keep beating the hell out of your negative voice.Listen to the full episode here - https://mindbully.buzzsprout.com/1855313/10449579Support the show
"Zwei, drei, vier, one, two, three, it's easy to see / But it's not that I don't care, so / 'Cause I hear it all the time, but they never let you know / On the TV and the radio..." -"Der Kommissar" As I've said many times: IMO, if you wait to be "officially" told something in the MSM, you have waited too late. Apparently Monday, January 23rd was the day you were finally allowed to know from a mainstream source that- Ruh-roh. Um, well, uh, ya see, perhaps that labor market ain't so red hawt and uh, maybe, um, you should like look into unemployment benefits. If you've tuned in here and/or read my blog, you knew this was coming months ago. Or did you wait to hear it on the TV and the radio from Der Kommissar? Links I discuss in this episode:https://www.linkedin.com/news/story/its-taking-longer-to-get-hired-6140962/https://www.marketwatch.com/story/it-is-an-employers-market-tech-layoffs-may-have-turned-the-great-resignation-into-the-great-recommitment-11674511211https://finance.yahoo.com/news/dont-settle-workers-market-newest-110000824.htmlhttps://finance.yahoo.com/news/layoffs-in-corporate-america-tech-to-conglomerates-3m-morning-brief-102338744.htmlhttps://finance.yahoo.com/news/bofa-warns-us-economy-start-170000414.htmlhttps://www.linkedin.com/news/story/remote-layoffs-become-harsh-reality-5536332/Need more? Email me: https://causeyconsultingllc.com/contact-causey/
We've nosedived right into Idiocracy. Bad news is good news. Slowcessions. Soft landings. The labor market will stay red hot and you can job hop for more money forever . . .
First Cup of Coffee with Jeffe Kennedy
On husbands and their Opinions™ and other thoughts on women as writing and publishing professionals. (Yes, this particular dynamic is a binary, IMO.) Also maybe my new author headshot?Preorder ROGUE FAMILIAR here https://jeffekennedy.com/rogue-familiarFIVE GOLDEN RINGS is now available here: https://jeffekennedy.com/five-golden-rings SAPPHIRE is available here: https://jeffekennedy.com/sapphire and PLATINUM is available here https://jeffekennedy.com/platinum. RUBY is available for preorder here https://jeffekennedy.com/rubyTHE LONG NIGHT OF THE RADIANT STAR, a midwinter holiday fantasy romance in the Heirs of Magic series, now available!! https://jeffekennedy.com/the-long-night-of-the-radiant-starSHADOW WIZARD, Book One in Renegades of Magic, continuing the epic tale begun in DARK WIZARD. https://jeffekennedy.com/shadow-wizard is out now! Including in audiobook!Interested in Author Coaching from me? Information here: https://jeffekennedy.com/author-coachingROGUE'S PARADISE is out (https://jeffekennedy.com/rogue-s-paradise). Buy book 1, ROGUE'S PAWN, here! (https://jeffekennedy.com/rogue-s-pawn) and book 2, ROGUE'S POSSESSION, here! (https://jeffekennedy.com/rogue-s-possession).If you want to support me and the podcast, click on the little heart or follow this link (https://www.paypal.com/paypalme/jeffekennedy).You can watch this podcast on YouTube here https://youtu.be/iyRbRFEIhOgSign up for my newsletter here! (https://landing.mailerlite.com/webforms/landing/r2y4b9)Support the show
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Dr. Paul Alexander Liberty Hour – Parents have to be made aware that young persons, and teens are in close proximity to this deadly drug now. Recreational drugs are increasingly laced with Fentanyl. The animal tranquilizer Xylazine is now on the streets and can kill masses of people. The hands of the police, who IMO do a remarkable job, are tied...
Healthcare is Hard: A Podcast for Insiders
The digital transformation of healthcare has been a long and winding road, but one that is starting to open new possibilities in every aspect of business operations, care delivery and consumer experiences. The critical aspect to all of this is a newfound access to data.Dale Sanders and Ryan Howells have been at the forefront of the movement to unlock data in healthcare and help organization leverage it to actually drive business and clinical performance. As Principal at Leavitt Partners, Ryan works with the White House, Congress, HHS, and VHA on health care policy and interoperability issues. He also currently leads the CARIN Alliance, a multi-sector, public-private alliance focused on giving consumers digital access to their health information. Dale is Chief Strategy officer at Intelligent Medical Objects (IMO) where he closely analyzes market needs and challenges to set IMO's strategic direction developing products that deliver critical data quality improvements and insights to improve patient care.In this episode of Healthcare is Hard, Keith Figlioli draws on the decades of experience Dale and Ryan have driving healthcare data policy and strategy. Their discussion touches on the intricate details of healthcare data, the everyday impacts that data can have on healthcare consumers, and many points in between. They cover topics including:Entering the “app economy” for healthcare. Ryan points out that almost every other aspect of the consumer world entered the app economy almost 20 years ago. But for healthcare, that transition is just starting. They talk about how the emergence of structured data eliminates the need to rely solely on legacy vendors to solve problems, and the potential it unlocks for creating new, billion dollar companies.Encouraging physicians to stage a riot. The group discusses how quality measures are creating administrative overhead, burning-out physicians, and affecting data quality in ways that many people don't realize. With revenue streams that are tied to these outdated processes and make them difficult to change, a shift towards measuring outcomes will not be easy. What will it take? Dale says one option he's encouraging is an uprising among physicians.The B-to-C-to-B data strategy. Data privacy has been a big hurdle to enabling the exchange of EHR data and patient information between organizations. But what if patients have full control of their data and can be the conduit between providers and other organizations? Ryan talks about how this can fundamentally change the issue of data portability by eliminating the need to negotiate and implement complex legal agreements required to exchange data between two organizations. They talk about how this strategy hinges on the ability to verify digital identities.Disrupting EHR incumbents. With so much change on the horizon and data access creating new possibilities for healthcare's core infrastructure, should incumbent EHR vendors be nervous? Dale says a new enterprise infrastructure in healthcare – a next-gen EHR that's focused on team-based care, not the encounter – is imperative. And he offers advice on how to get there. Ryan adds his belief that the industry needs a complete new coding system built for value-based care, not fee for service.To hear Keith, Dale and Ryan talk about these topics and more, listen to this episode of Healthcare is Hard: A Podcast for Insiders.
The Pedalshift Project: Bicycle Touring Podcast
You know you've got a bike tour coming up this year, so you want to make sure you're ready for it. What are some things to do to make that easier in the bike touring offseason? On this episode, some insight into my plans this offseason plus tips from ACA, REI and other experts! Offseason Training for Bike Touring Covered this a bit in Pedalshift 158 Quick review of training philosophies Train like hell vs. Ride your way to touring shape vs. Somewhere in the middle This winter I'm going to try to do a few things in prep for my winter tour (preview coming next episode!) Goal 1 - lose 10 pounds from 1/1 to day 1 of tour (stretch goal 12) Goal 2 - Train a minimum of 30 minutes per day 3 days/week (indoor or outdoor) Goal 3 - Plan and begin upper body and/or circuit training My shifting philosophy on training - easier to just jump on the bike when you're younger and fitter! Other/more aggressive philosophies: biketours.com - riding average daily distance several times per week well in advance of the tour (IMO this is total overkill) ACA - Focus on time in the saddle first, seek hills, build endurance, ride with weight (VERY smart) REI - sample training week with fantastic exercise routines, with focus on flexibility. Much more in the train like hell philosophy but excellent things to consider adding to a "somewhere in the middle" routine.
TIME STAMP INFO: 01:00 Intros 05:00 NEW Report: EU Commission to levy a list of concerns for the proposed 68.7 Billion Dollar ABK Deal, this was expected and MS has announced that they are working with EU regulators as we speak! 22:00 NEW Starfield marketing found on the box art for the Xbox Series X in China, what does this mean? Well, IMO its means Starfield is releasing MUCH sooner than we think! 44:00 Rumor: Bethesda's Starfield "possibly" being shown at Super Bowl 45 in a commercial! THIS is a MUST IMO and would be a HUGE missed opportunity for team Xbox! 1:00:00 Forza Motorsport expected to be the 1st "Show Stopper" for Xbox Series X/S in the graphics department thanks to the NEW Forza-Tech Engine!! 1:20:00 According to Nick Baker of The Xbox Era Podcast, the Gears of War Trilogy is being remade in the Unreal Engine 5 and getting the "Halo Master Chief Collection" treatment!! I LOVE THIS idea and so should long time Gear fans!! Though, it would be a BIG boost to NEW players as well! 1:45:00 Panel Outros and Special Message to the community! --- Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/craig-ravitch/support
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Partnering with an FMO is a big choice… we understand that you might have questions! We answer our most frequently asked questions about working with Ritter Insurance Marketing in this ASG Podcast episode. Curious about marketing? Need tech solutions? Not sure how joining a field marketing organization can help you insurance business? We answer those questions and more! Get started with Ritter Insurance Marketing today and gain access to the Ritter Platform, CallVault, the Medicare Quote Engine, and more! https://app.ritterim.com/public/registration/ Follow Us on Social! Ritter on Facebook, https://www.facebook.com/RitterIM Instagram, https://www.instagram.com/ritter.insurance.marketing/ LinkedIn, https://www.linkedin.com/company/ritter-insurance-marketing TikTok, https://www.tiktok.com/@ritterim Twitter, https://twitter.com/RitterIM and Youtube, https://www.youtube.com/user/RitterInsurance Sarah on LinkedIn, https://www.linkedin.com/in/sjrueppel/ and Instagram, https://www.instagram.com/thesarahjrueppel/ Tina on LinkedIn, https://www.linkedin.com/in/tina-lamoreux-6384b7199/ Resources: 4 Reasons Why Ritter Should Be Your FMO Insurance Agency: https://agentsurvivalguide.podbean.com/e/4-reasons-why-ritter-should-be-your-fmo-insurance-agency/ FMO vs. IMO vs. NMO vs. MGA vs. GA – What's the Difference?: https://agentsurvivalguide.podbean.com/e/fmo-vs-imo-vs-nmo-vs-mga-vs-ga-%e2%80%93-what-s-the-difference/ Ready to Join an FMO? 10 Things to Consider: https://agentsurvivalguide.podbean.com/e/ready-to-join-an-fmo-10-things-to-consider/ Ritter's Tools & Resources for Insurance Agents featuring Harry Rittner: https://agentsurvivalguide.podbean.com/e/ritter-s-tools-resources-for-insurance-agents-featuring-harry-rittner/ The Benefits of Joining a Top Insurance FMO: https://agentsurvivalguide.podbean.com/e/the-benefits-of-joining-a-top-insurance-fmo/ Training Opportunities for Insurance Agents at Ritter Insurance Marketing: https://agentsurvivalguide.podbean.com/e/training-opportunities-for-insurance-agents-at-ritter/
The Stronger By Science Podcast
In today's episode, Eric Trexler continues his discussion about some of the advantages and disadvantages of popular diets, and explores some common misconceptions in the world of nutrition. Topics include low-fat diets, the Ornish diet, vegetarian diets, vegan diets, cleanses, detoxes, single-food diets, time-restricted feeding, intermittent fasting, the Mediterranean diet, seed oils, and the DASH diet. SUPPORT THE PODCASTJoin the Research Spotlight newsletter: Get a two-minute breakdown of one recent study every Wednesday. Our newsletter is the easiest way to stay up to date with the latest exercise and nutrition science.MacroFactorIf you want to learn more about our MacroFactor diet app, check it out here.To join in on the MacroFactor conversation, check out our Facebook group and subreddit.CoachingGet personalized training and nutrition plans from our expert coaches: Learn more hereMASS Research Review Subscribe to the MASS Research Review to get concise and applicable breakdowns of the latest strength, physique, and nutrition research – delivered monthly.SponsorsBulkSupplements: Next time you stock up on supplements, be sure to use the promo code “SBSPOD” (all caps) to get 5% off your entire order at BulkSupplements.com.Sports Nutrition Association: Learn more or become a member of SNA. The Sports Nutrition Association is dedicated to ensuring the sustainable prosperity of the Sports Nutrition Profession, and they offer a unique pathway to robust insurance coverage for your sports nutrition business. TIME STAMPSIntro/Announcements (0:00)Healthy diet indicator criteria (3:53)https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/30364851/https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/33344879/Low-fat diet (6:54)https://www.strongerbyscience.com/diet/https://sigmanutrition.com/lipids/https://sigmanutrition.com/diet-on-lipids/https://sigmanutrition.com/diet-cvd/Ornish diet (20:47)Vegetarian/vegan diet (25:38)https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/26853923/https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/35924941/https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/33599941/https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/32885996/https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/36045075/Raw vegan diet (34:29)Cleanses and Detoxes (38:41)Single-food diets (43:13)Time-restricted feeding (includes breakfast skipping literature, IMO) (50:12)https://www.strongerbyscience.com/research-spotlight-if-body-comp/Intermittent fasting (alternate-day fasting, 5:2 diet, etc) (1:01:04)https://www.strongerbyscience.com/research-spotlight-5-2-fasting/Long fasting periods for health benefits (1:06:38)Mediterranean diet (1:11:40)Seed oils and vegetable oils (1:15:17)https://www.the-nutrivore.com/post/a-comprehensive-rebuttal-to-seed-oil-sophistryDASH diet (1:21:40)Plant-based diets (1:23:18)Summary and conclusions (1:29:30)
BE WARNED: It's LuAnna, and this podcast contains honest, upfront opinions, rants, bants and general explicit content. But you know you love it! It's time to get TOTALLY EXTRA. Extra chat, extra rants, extra bants, extra stories, nonsense and more.On Totally Extra this week: As we leave a big old Luanna year behind, let's look back on 2022. Grab a pen and a pad and join Imo, Lu and Anna for Imo's End of Year Quiz! Remember, if you want to get in touch you can:Email us at firstname.lastname@example.org OR drop us a WhatsApp on 07745 266947
Hey Brendan! I'm in the southern hemisphere here, how much vo2 per week is required for getting peak fitness during summer? I'm riding 10-12 hrs per week since September and do 2 60min crits a week and usually another vo2 session as well but feel the quality isn't there yet for efforts over 3mins, if I try more vo2 I end up too fatigued though. Could you link your best vid I can follow up with ++++++++++++++++++++ are these 2 crits on different nights?! i hope the same night, otherwise you have 3 realllly hard days, that's too much IMO. I'd drop one of the crit nights hey Ben, check out this one for different thoughts on different types of vo2 which might be helpful for you...longer doesn't have to mean harder, and quite often the opposite. You can use a hard start then ride just above threshold to hit 90% max hr and get some good vo2 adaptations that way. https://youtu.be/h2T4lVBNvMo I'd also search "vo2max" in the search box and we have a bunch of other ones that may help you out. 2 crits and 1 vo2 should be enough for summer, and change it up with different types of vo2 sessions. and re the fatigue; you might want to cycle off that 2 crit / 1 vo2 every 6-8 weeks, it definitely is fatiguing. I switch up to lactate clearance work or some thing more ftp based, then back to vo2 hard ones. hope that helps! good luck! --- Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/evoqbike/support
Getting lumped up with Rob Rossi
Virginia Voskerichian On March 8th 1977 just over a month after Christine Fruend was murdered Virginia Voskerichian was gunned down by the Son of Sam Cult just a block away in the Queens NY neighborhood of Forrest Hills. Though not often talked about it's one of the events of this case that IMO clearly indicates the City Politicians dropped the ball and that the lone gunman theory just does not add up. Researching this case we found multiple instances of what appears to be people forcing square pegs into round holes as well, potentially fabricated evidence, and strong leads that just seem to go unfollowed. Virginia Voskerichian - 20 years old – stylish – Columbia Coed – Immigrated with family whom she resided with while in school in Forrest Hill Queens. Welcome to the Son of Sam Chronicles With RockerMike,Rob Rossi,Carl Denaro and Chris. This series is the ultimate Son of Sam Guide. We take you into the mind of David Berkowitz. And we talk about some of the strange Son of Sam shootings. Plus more insight to his book the Son of Sam and Me. The Truth About Why I Wasn't Shot By David Berkowitz. https://carldenaro.com/ https://www.amazon.com/dp/1952225531/ref=cm_sw_r_sms_api_glt_fabc_S1YN7GGNME77MK7GB6ZC Carl Denaro, Blog at WordPress.com. https://www.newyorker.com/culture/the-front-row/the-sons-of-sam-reviewed-a-netflix-docuseries-confronts-a-true-crime-legend/amp https://people.com/crime/son-of-sam-survivor-carl-denaro-interview/?amp=true https://nypost.com/2021/05/01/son-of-sam-survivor-claims-shooter-was-satanic-cult-priestess/amp/ #sonofsam #sos #davidberkowitz #davidberkowitzletter #evilspirit #evil #netflixseries #netflix #netflixoriginal #amazon #amazonbooksstore #amazonbookclub #amazonbooksale #bookreview #book @Deadnames #bookrecommendations #books #booklover #bookshelf @sonofsam @CarlDenaro @mystery @cults @ProcessChurch @Themagicalchilde @warlock @wick @magik @witch #witch #magic Please follow us on Youtube,Facebook,Instagram,Twitter,Patreon and at www.gettinglumpedup.com https://linktr.ee/RobRossi Get your T-shirt at https://www.prowrestlingtees.com/gettinglumpedup And https://www.bonfire.com/store/getting-lumped-up/ https://app.hashtag.expert/?fpr=roberto-rossi80 https://dc2bfnt-peyeewd4slt50d2x1b.hop.clickbank.net https://8bcded2xph1jdsb8mqp8th3y0n.hop.clickbank.net/?cbpage=nb Subscribe to the channel and hit the like button This episode is sponsored by ·Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast. https://anchor.fm/app Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/rob-rossi/support https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/getting-lumped-up-with-rob-rossi/id1448899708 https://open.spotify.com/show/00ZWLZaYqQlJji1QSoEz7a https://www.patreon.com/Gettinglumpedup --- Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/rob-rossi/support