Friends, I've been thinking about the words of Saint Paul. He wrote this simple couple sentences that I've been meditating on for the last year and revisiting. He writes, "Make a careful exploration, make a careful exploration of who you are and the work you have been given, and sink yourself into that. Don't be impressed with yourself. Don't compare yourself with others. Each of you must take responsibility for doing the creative best you can with your own life." I found that, what is that? Four sentences? Five sentences? Incredibly disruptive, incredibly expansive, incredibly life-giving. And what I found is, even the first few lines, words, make a careful exploration of who you are. Wow, careful, explore. This question of, "Well, who am I? Like, who am I made to be?" I believe we are intimately designed and created and so in that, we don't come with a operator's manual. It's like when you buy a new TV or computer, you get the user guide. Well, there isn't one specifically for each one of us, we have to discover and make a careful exploration of how we operate when we're at our best, who we are, how we're uniquely created and designed, how our life has formed us, how our experiences have formed us and the choices that we've made. And that we are continuing to make of who we are and who we want to be and how we operate in the world. I find that to be a very poignant choice is to be intentional about those things or pretend that they're just happy accidents. And the work you've been given and sink yourself into that. I find so interesting that work is so much of our context in what we do, whether it's folding laundry, cutting grass, as a math teacher, as a physician, as a mom, as a CPA, as a bookkeeper, a retail checkout person in the sporting goods section. What is the work that we've been given today? The work that's in front of us today. The work as a nurse, the work as a consultant, the work as a salesperson, the work as a bank teller, the work as a mom. What is the work that's been given to us today? And sink yourself into that. So don't go left or right. Don't go searching. Don't go wandering, just sink yourself fully into today. And then in case you forget, don't be impressed with yourself. Advice from St. Paul. Don't think your shit don't stink. I have a buddy of mine that I think of. We talk about often about not taking the line, as you progress in your career often you end up with a short line, oh, this friend of mine had told this story to me of when he became a senior executive, then he was at a cocktail party and he was waiting in the long line. And then this woman came up to him and said, "Oh, Mr. so-and-so, that's not the line for executives come with me." And we were talking about how easy it is to slowly become impressed with yourself, to slowly think you're a big deal, to slowly believe you're better than others. Paul continues, "And don't compare yourself with others." I find that incredibly helpful. I play that game so often in my head, comparing myself with other people. And it's entirely unfruitful because each of us must take responsibility for doing the creative best we can with our own life. So what does it look like to take responsibility for doing the creative best we can today in this life? The one we have today, in the place we live today, with the neighbors we live next to, with the people that we lead and love, those entrusted to our care, with the responsibilities that we have, with the accountabilities that are ours. How do we do the creative best we can with our own life today? Friends, keep going. This is good for us. This will enhance, yeah, the relationships in our life. The work that we do, the impact we create, and the intimacy we seek. Thank you, Saint Paul. Kingdom come. Keep going, Aaron
Popular antioxidant linked to pain relief University of Naples (Italy), November 22, 2021 People with pain of unknown causes who took alpha-lipoic acid (ALA) experienced less pain than a placebo group, a double-blind study in Biomedicine & Pharmacotherapy revealed.1 This most recent trial enrolled 210 nondiabetic men and women with mild or moderate joint pain, neuropathic pain or muscle pain of unknown cause. Participants received 800 mg or 400 mg ALA per day or a daily placebo. The results? People who received ALA had a significant improvement in their pain after two months of intake, while the placebo group didn't report a difference. ALA was similarly effective for all sources of pain considered. It was also shown to be safe and well-tolerated. (NEXT) Mental Qigong can be just as rewarding as its physical cousin In recent decades modern scientific techniques have fully documented the health benefits of the ancient meditation technique of Qigong. One example of physical Qigong is the technique Wu Qin Xi (five animals play), in which participants sequentially move through poses that represent the form of different animals, holding each pose for several minutes. During each phase individuals seek to regulate their breathing and still their minds. Although this is a challenging endeavor the benefits are significant. Effective Qigong practice can reduce feelings of depression and anxiety, decrease blood pressure and increase feelings of relaxation and attention. This raises the question: do the effects of these two types of Qigong manifest themselves the same in the brain, or differently? This is what the University of Mainz, wanted to find out. (NEXT) Study links stress to Crohn's disease flare-ups McMaster University (Ontario), November 20, 2021 A possible link between psychological stress and Crohn's disease flare-ups has been identified by a McMaster University-led study. Researchers using mouse models found that stress hormones suppressed the innate immune system that normally protects the gut from invasive Enterobacteriaceae, a group of bacteria including E. coli which has been linked to Crohn's disease. (NEXT) Meta-analysis finds benefits for dietary supplements among breast cancer patients Hallym University (South Korea), November 19 2021 A meta-analysis published in Cancers found associations between improved breast cancer prognosis and the intake of multivitamins and other nutrients. The meta-analysis included 63 studies that evaluated the association between dietary factors and breast cancer recurrence, breast cancer mortality and/or mortality from any cause during the studies' follow- up periods among a total of 120,167 breast cancer patients. (NEXT) Physical activity may improve Alzheimer's disease outcomes by lowering brain inflammation University of California at San Francisco, November 22, 2021 No one will disagree that an active lifestyle is good for you, but it remains unclear how physical activity improves brain health, particularly in Alzheimer's disease. The benefits may come about through decreased immune cell activation, according to new research published in JNeurosci. (NEXT) Aspirin is linked with increased risk of heart failure University of Freiburg (Germany), November 23, 2021 Aspirin use is associated with a 26% raised risk of heart failure in people with at least one predisposing factor for the condition. That's the finding of a study published today in a journal of the European Society of Cardiology (ESC). This is the first study to report that among individuals with at least one risk factor for heart failure, those taking aspirin were more likely to subsequently develop the condition than those not using the medication. (OTHER NEWS NEXT) Plant-derived antiviral drug is effective in blocking highly infectious SARS-CoV-2 Delta variant, say scientists University of Nottingham, November 22, 2021 A plant-based antiviral treatment for Covid-19, recently discovered by scientists at the University of Nottingham, has been found to be just as effective at treating all variants of the virus SARS-CoV-2, even the highly infectious Delta variant. The study showed that a novel natural antiviral drug called thapsigargin (TG), recently discovered by the same group of scientists to block other viruses, including the original SARS-CoV-2, was just as effective at treating all of the newer SARS-CoV-2 variants, including the Delta variant. In their previous studies* the team showed that the plant-derived antiviral, at small doses, triggers a highly effective broad-spectrum host-centred antiviral innate immune response against three major types of human respiratory viruses, including SARS-CoV-2. “Together, these results point to the antiviral potential of TG as a post-exposure prophylactic and an active therapeutic agent.” (NEXT) In Memory of JFK: The First U.S. President to be Declared a Terrorist and Threat to National Security (entire article is here) By Cynthia Chung, The Saker Blog, November 22, 2021 In April 1954, Kennedy stood up on the Senate floor to challenge the Eisenhower Administration's support for the doomed French imperial war in Vietnam, foreseeing that this would not be a short-lived war. In July 1957, Kennedy once more took a strong stand against French colonialism, this time France's bloody war against Algeria's independence movement, which again found the Eisenhower Administration on the wrong side of history. Rising on the Senate floor, two days before America's own Independence Day, Kennedy declared: “The most powerful single force in the world today is neither communism nor capitalism, neither the H-bomb nor the guided missile – it is man's eternal desire to be free and independent. The great enemy of that tremendous force of freedom is called, for want of a more precise term, imperialism – and today that means Soviet imperialism and, whether we like it or not, and though they are not to be equated, Western imperialism. Thus, the single most important test of American foreign policy today is how we meet the challenge of imperialism, what we do to further man's desire to be free. On this test more than any other, this nation shall be critically judged by the uncommitted millions in Asia and Africa, and anxiously watched by the still hopeful lovers of freedom behind the Iron Curtain. If we fail to meet the challenge of either Soviet or Western imperialism, then no amount of foreign aid, no aggrandizement of armaments, no new pacts or doctrines or high-level conferences can prevent further setbacks to our course and to our security.” In September 1960, the annual United Nations General Assembly was held in New York. Fidel Castro and a fifty-member delegation were among the attendees and had made a splash in the headlines when he decided to stay at the Hotel Theresa in Harlem after the midtown Shelburne Hotel demanded a $20,000 security deposit. He made an even bigger splash in the headlines when he made a speech at this hotel, discussing the issue of equality in the United States while in Harlem, one of the poorest boroughs in the country. Kennedy would visit this very same hotel a short while later, and also made a speech: “Behind the fact of Castro coming to this hotel, [and] Khrushchev…there is another great traveler in the world, and that is the travel of a world revolution, a world in turmoil…We should be glad [that Castro and Khrushchev] came to the United States. We should not fear the twentieth century, for the worldwide revolution which we see all around us is part of the original American Revolution.” What did Kennedy mean by this? The American Revolution was fought for freedom, freedom from the rule of monarchy and imperialism in favour of national sovereignty. What Kennedy was stating, was that this was the very oppression that the rest of the world wished to shake the yoke off, and that the United States had an opportunity to be a leader in the cause for the independence of all nations. On June 30th, 1960, marking the independence of the Republic of Congo from the colonial rule of Belgium, Patrice Lumumba, the first Congolese Prime Minister gave a speech that has become famous for its outspoken criticism of colonialism. Lumumba spoke of his people's struggle against “the humiliating bondage that was forced upon us… [years that were] filled with tears, fire and blood,” and concluded vowing “We shall show the world what the black man can do when working in liberty, and we shall make the Congo the pride of Africa.” Shortly after, Lumumba also made clear, “We want no part of the Cold War… We want Africa to remain African with a policy of neutralism.” As a result, Lumumba was labeled a communist for his refusal to be a Cold War satellite for the western sphere. Rather, Lumumba was part of the Pan-African movement that was led by Ghanaian President Kwame Nkrumah(who later Kennedy would also work with), which sought national sovereignty and an end to colonialism in Africa. Lumumba “would remain a grave danger,” Dulles said at an NSC meeting on September 21, 1960, “as long as he was not yet disposed of.” Three days later, Dulles made it clear that he wanted Lumumba permanently removed, cabling the CIA's Leopoldville station, “We wish give [sic] every possible support in eliminating Lumumba from any possibility resuming governmental position.” Lumumba was assassinated on Jan. 17th, 1961, just three days before Kennedy's inauguration, during the fog of the transition period between presidents, when the CIA is most free to tie its loose ends, confident that they will not be reprimanded by a new administration that wants to avoid scandal on its first days in office. Kennedy, who clearly meant to put a stop to the Murder Inc. that Dulles had created and was running, would declare to the world in his inaugural address on Jan. 20th, 1961, “The torch has been passed to a new generation of Americans.” La Resistance Along with inheriting the responsibility of the welfare of the country and its people, Kennedy was to also inherit a secret war with communist Cuba run by the CIA. The Bay of Pigs set-up would occur three months later. Prouty compares the Bay of Pigs incident to that of the Crusade for Peace; the Bay of Pigs being orchestrated by the CIA, and the Crusade for Peace sabotaged by the CIA, in both cases to ruin the U.S. president's (Eisenhower and Kennedy) ability to form a peaceful dialogue with Khrushchev and decrease Cold War tensions. Both presidents' took onus for the events respectively, despite the responsibility resting with the CIA. However, Eisenhower and Kennedy understood, if they did not take onus, it would be a public declaration that they did not have any control over their government agencies and military. Further, the Bay of Pigs operation was in fact meant to fail. It was meant to stir up a public outcry for a direct military invasion of Cuba. On public record is a meeting (or more aptly described as an intervention) with CIA Deputy Director for Plans Richard Bissell, Joint Chiefs Chairman Lyman Lemnitzer, and Navy Chief Admiral Burke basically trying to strong-arm President Kennedy into approving a direct military attack on Cuba. Admiral Burke had already taken the liberty of positioning two battalions of Marines on Navy destroyers off the coast of Cuba “anticipating that U.S. forces might be ordered into Cuba to salvage a botched invasion.” (This incident is what inspired the Frankenheimer movie “Seven Days in May.”) Kennedy stood his ground. “They were sure I'd give in to them,” Kennedy later told Special Assistant to the President Dave Powers. “They couldn't believe that a new president like me wouldn't panic and try to save his own face. Well they had me figured all wrong.” Incredibly, not only did the young president stand his ground against the Washington war hawks just three months into his presidential term, but he also launched the Cuba Study Group which found the CIA to be responsible for the fiasco, leading to the humiliating forced resignation of Allen Dulles, Richard Bissell and Charles Cabell. (For more on this refer to my report.) Unfortunately, it would not be that easy to dethrone Dulles, who continued to act as head of the CIA, and key members of the intelligence community such as Helms and Angleton regularly bypassed McCone (the new CIA Director) and briefed Dulles directly. But Kennedy was also serious about seeing it through all the way, and vowed to “splinter the CIA into a thousand pieces and scatter it to the winds.” * * * There is another rather significant incident that had occurred just days after the Bay of Pigs, and which has largely been overshadowed by the Cuban fiasco in the United States. From April 21-26th, 1961, the Algiers putsch or Generals' putsch, was a failed coup d'état intended to force President de Gaulle (1959-1969) not to abandon the colonial French Algeria. The organisers of the putsch were opposed to the secret negotiations that French Prime Minister Michel Debré had started with the anti-colonial National Liberation Front (FLN). On January 26th, 1961, just three months before the attempted coup d'état, Dulles sent a report to Kennedy on the French situation that seemed to be hinting that de Gaulle would no longer be around, “A pre-revolutionary atmosphere reigns in France… The Army and the Air Force are staunchly opposed to de Gaulle…At least 80 percent of the officers are violently against him. They haven't forgotten that in 1958, he had given his word of honor that he would never abandon Algeria. He is now reneging on his promise, and they hate him for that. de Gaulle surely won't last if he tries to let go of Algeria. Everything will probably be over for him by the end of the year—he will be either deposed or assassinated.” The attempted coup was led by Maurice Challe, whom de Gaulle had reason to conclude was working with the support of U.S. intelligence, and Élysée officials began spreading this word to the press, which reported the CIA as a “reactionary state-within-a-state” that operated outside of Kennedy's control. Shortly before Challe's resignation from the French military, he had served as NATO commander in chief and had developed close relations with a number of high-ranking U.S. officers stationed in the military alliance's Fontainebleau headquarters. In August 1962 the OAS (Secret Army Organization) made an assassination attempt against de Gaulle, believing he had betrayed France by giving up Algeria to Algerian nationalists. This would be the most notorious assassination attempt on de Gaulle (who would remarkably survive over thirty assassination attempts while President of France) when a dozen OAS snipers opened fire on the president's car, which managed to escape the ambush despite all four tires being shot out. After the failed coup d'état, de Gaulle launched a purge of his security forces and ousted General Paul Grossin, the chief of SDECE (the French secret service). Grossin was closely aligned with the CIA, and had told Frank Wisner over lunch that the return of de Gaulle to power was equivalent to the Communists taking over in Paris. In 1967, after a five-year enquête by the French Intelligence Bureau, it released its findings concerning the 1962 assassination attempt on de Gaulle. The report found that the 1962 assassination plot could be traced back to the NATO Brussels headquarters, and the remnants of the old Nazi intelligence apparatus. The report also found that Permindex had transferred $200,000 into an OAS bank account to finance the project. As a result of the de Gaulle exposé, Permindex was forced to shut down its public operations in Western Europe and relocated its headquarters from Bern, Switzerland to Johannesburg, South Africa, it also had/has a base in Montreal, Canada where its founder Maj. Gen. Louis M. Bloomfield (former OSS) proudly had his name amongst its board members until the damning de Gaulle report. The relevance of this to Kennedy will be discussed shortly. As a result of the SDECE's ongoing investigation, de Gaulle made a vehement denunciation of the Anglo-American violation of the Atlantic Charter, followed by France's withdrawal from the NATO military command in 1966. France would not return to NATO until April 2009 at the Strasbourg-Kehl Summit. In addition to all of this, on Jan. 14th, 1963, de Gaulle declared at a press conference that he had vetoed British entry into the Common Market. This would be the first move towards France and West Germany's formation of the European Monetary System, which excluded Great Britain, likely due to its imperialist tendencies and its infamous sin City of London. Former Secretary of State Dean Acheson telegrammed West German Chancellor Konrad Adenauer directly, appealing to him to try to persuade de Gaulle to back track on the veto, stating “if anyone can affect Gen. de Gaulle's decision, you are surely that person.” Little did Acheson know that Adenauer was just days away from signing the Franco-German Treaty of Jan 22nd, 1963 (also known as the ÉlyséeTreaty), which had enormous implications. Franco-German relations, which had long been dominated by centuries of rivalry, had now agreed that their fates were aligned. (This close relationship was continued to a climactic point in the late 1970s, with the formation of the European Monetary System, and France and West Germany's willingness in 1977 to work with OPEC countries trading oil for nuclear technology, which was sabotaged by the U.S.-Britain alliance. The Élysée Treaty was a clear denunciation of the Anglo-American forceful overseeing that had overtaken Western Europe since the end of WWII. On June 28th, 1961, Kennedy wrote NSAM #55. This document changed the responsibility of defense during the Cold War from the CIA to the Joint Chiefs of Staff and would have (if seen through) drastically changed the course of the war in Vietnam. It would also have effectively removed the CIA from Cold War military operations and limited the CIA to its sole lawful responsibility, the collecting and coordination of intelligence. By Oct 11th, 1963, NSAM #263, closely overseen by Kennedy, was released and outlined a policy decision “to withdraw 1,000 military personnel [from Vietnam] by the end of 1963” and further stated that “It should be possible to withdraw the bulk of U.S. personnel by 1965.” The Armed Forces newspaper Stars and Stripes had the headline U.S. TROOPS SEEN OUT OF VIET BY '65. It would be the final nail in the coffin. Treason in America “Treason doth never prosper; what is the reason? Why, if it prosper, none dare call it treason.” – Sir John Harrington By Germany supporting de Gaulle's exposure of the international assassination ring, his adamant opposition to western imperialism and the role of NATO, and with a young Kennedy building his own resistance against the imperialist war of Vietnam, it was clear that the power elite were in big trouble. On November 22nd, 1963 President Kennedy was brutally murdered in the streets of Dallas, Texas in broad daylight. With the assassination of Ngo Dinh Diem, likely ordained by the CIA, on Nov. 2nd, 1963 and Kennedy just a few weeks later, de facto President Johnson signed NSAM #273 on Nov. 26th, 1963 to begin the reversal of Kennedy's policy under #263. And on March 17th, 1964, Johnson signed NSAM #288 that marked the full escalation of the Vietnam War and involved 2,709,918 Americans directly serving in Vietnam, with 9,087,000 serving with the U.S. Armed Forces during this period. The Vietnam War would continue for another 12 years after Kennedy's death, lasting a total of 20 years for Americans, and 30 years if you count American covert action in Vietnam. Two days before Kennedy's assassination, a hate-Kennedy handbill was circulated in Dallas accusing the president of treasonous activities including being a communist sympathizer. On November 29th, 1963 the Warren Commission was set up to investigate the murder of President Kennedy. The old Congressman Hale Boggs of Louisiana was a member of that Warren Commission. Boggs became increasingly disturbed by the lack of transparency and rigour exhibited by the Commission and became convinced that many of the documents used to incriminate Oswald were in fact forgeries. In 1965 Rep. Boggs told New Orleans District Attorney Jim Garrison that Oswald could not have been the one who killed Kennedy. It was Boggs who encouraged Garrison to begin the only law enforcement prosecution of the President's murder to this day. Nixon was inaugurated as President of the United States on Jan 20th, 1969. Hale Boggs soon after called on Nixon's Attorney General John Mitchell to have the courage to fire J. Edgar Hoover. It wasn't long thereafter that the private airplane carrying Hale Boggs disappeared without a trace. Jim Garrison was the District Attorney of New Orleans from 1962 to 1973 and was the only one to bring forth a trial concerning the assassination of President Kennedy. In Jim Garrison's book “On the Trail of the Assassins”, J. Edgar Hoover comes up several times impeding or shutting down investigations into JFK's murder, in particular concerning the evidence collected by the Dallas Police Department, such as the nitrate test Oswald was given and which exonerated him, proving that he never shot a rifle the day of Nov 22nd, 1963. However, for reasons only known to the government and its investigators this fact was kept secret for 10 months.It was finally revealed in the Warren Commission report, which inexplicably didn't change their opinion that Oswald had shot Kennedy. Another particularly damning incident was concerning the Zapruder film that was in the possession of the FBI and which they had sent a “copy” to the Warren Commission for their investigation. This film was one of the leading pieces of evidence used to support the “magic bullet theory” and showcase the direction of the headshot coming from behind, thus verifying that Oswald's location was adequate for such a shot. During Garrison's trial on the Kennedy assassination (1967-1969) he subpoenaed the Zapruder film that for some peculiar reason had been locked up in some vault owned by Life magazine (the reader should note that Henry Luce the owner of Life magazine was in a very close relationship with the CIA). This was the first time in more than five years that the Zapruder film was made public. It turns out the FBI's copy that was sent to the Warren Commission had two critical frames reversed to create a false impression that the rifle shot was from behind. When Garrison got a hold of the original film it was discovered that the head shot had actually come from the front. In fact, what the whole film showed was that the President had been shot from multiple angles meaning there was more than one gunman. When the FBI was questioned about how these two critical frames could have been reversed, they answered self-satisfactorily that it must have been a technical glitch… There is also the matter of the original autopsy papers being destroyed by the chief autopsy physician, James Humes, to which he even testified to during the Warren Commission, apparently nobody bothered to ask why… This would explain why the Assassination Records Review Board (ARRB), reported in a July 1998 staff report their concern for the number of shortcomings in the original autopsy, that “One of the many tragedies of the assassination of President Kennedy has been the incompleteness of the autopsy record and the suspicion caused by the shroud of secrecy that has surrounded the records that do exist.” [emphasis added] The staff report for the Assassinations Records Review Board contended that brain photographs in the Kennedy records are not of Kennedy's brain and show much less damage than Kennedy sustained. There is a lot of spurious effort to try to ridicule anyone who challenges the Warren Commission's official report as nothing but fringe conspiracy theory. And that we should not find it highly suspect that Allen Dulles, of all people, was a member and pretty much leader of said commission. The reader should keep in mind that much of this frothing opposition stems from the very agency that perpetrated crime after crime on the American people, as well as abroad. When has the CIA ever admitted guilt, unless caught red-handed? Even after the Church committee hearings, when the CIA was found guilty of planning out foreign assassinations, they claimed that they had failed in every single plot or that someone had beaten them to the punch, including in the case of Lumumba. The American people need to realise that the CIA is not a respectable agency; we are not dealing with honorable men. It is a rogue force that believes that the ends justify the means, that they are the hands of the king so to speak, above government and above law. Those at the top such as Allen Dulles were just as adamant as Churchill about protecting the interests of the power elite, or as Churchill termed it, the “High Cabal.” Interestingly, on Dec. 22nd, 1963, just one month after Kennedy's assassination, Harry Truman published a scathing critique of the CIA in The Washington Post, even going so far as to state “There is something about the way the CIA has been functioning that is casting a shadow over our historic position [as a] free and open society, and I feel that we need to correct it.” The timing of such a scathing quote cannot be stressed enough. Dulles, of course, told the public not to be distressed, that Truman was just in entering his twilight years. In addition, Jim Garrison, New Orleans District Attorney at the time, who was charging Clay Shaw as a member of the conspiracy to kill Kennedy, besides uncovering his ties to David Ferrie who was found dead in his apartment days before he was scheduled to testify, also made a case that the New Orleans International Trade Mart (to which Clay Shaw was director), the U.S. subsidiary of Permindex, was linked to Kennedy's murder. Col. Clay Shaw was an OSS officer during WWII, which provides a direct link to his knowing Allen Dulles. Garrison did a remarkable job with the odds he was up against, and for the number of witnesses that turned up dead before the trial… This Permindex link would not look so damning if we did not have the French intelligence SDECE report, but we do. And recall, in that report Permindex was caught transferring $200,000 directly to the bankroll of the OAS which attempted the 1962 assassination on de Gaulle. Thus, Permindex's implication in an international assassination ring is not up for debate. In addition, the CIA was found heavily involved in these assassination attempts against de Gaulle, thus we should not simply dismiss the possibility that Permindex was indeed a CIA front for an international hit crew. In fact, among the strange and murderous characters who converged on Dallas in Nov. 1963 was a notorious French OAS commando named Jean Souetre, who was connected to the plots against President de Gaulle. Souetre was arrested in Dallas after the Kennedy assassination and expelled to Mexico, not even kept for questioning. What Does the Future Hold? After returning from Kennedy's Nov. 24th funeral in Washington, de Gaulle and his information minister Alain Peyrefitte had a candid discussion that was recorded in Peyrefitte's memoire “C'était de Gaulle,” the great General was quoted saying: “What happened to Kennedy is what nearly happened to me… His story is the same as mine. … It looks like a cowboy story, but it's only an OAS [Secret Army Organization] story. The security forces were in cahoots with the extremists. …Security forces are all the same when they do this kind of dirty work. As soon as they succeed in wiping out the false assassin, they declare the justice system no longer need be concerned, that no further public action was needed now that the guilty perpetrator was dead. Better to assassinate an innocent man than to let a civil war break out. Better an injustice than disorder. America is in danger of upheavals. But you'll see. All of them together will observe the law of silence. They will close ranks. They'll do everything to stifle any scandal. They will throw Noah's cloak over these shameful deeds. In order to not lose face in front of the whole world. In order to not risk unleashing riots in the United States. In order to preserve the union and to avoid a new civil war. In order to not ask themselves questions. They don't want to know. They don't want to find out. They won't allow themselves to find out.” The American people would do well to remember that it was first John F. Kennedy, acting as the President to the United States, who was to be declared a terrorist and threat to his country's national security. Thus is it not natural that those who continue to defend the legacy of Kennedy should be regarded today as threat, not truly to the nation's security, but a threat to the very same grouping responsible for Kennedy's death and whom today have now declared open war on the American people. This will be the greatest test the American people have ever been confronted with, and it will only be through an understanding of how the country came to where it is today that there can be sufficient clarity as to what the solutions are, which are not to be found in another civil war. To not fall for the trapping of further chaos and division, the American people will only be able to rise above this if they choose to ask those questions, if they choose to want to know, to want to find out the truth of things they dared not look at in the past for fear of what it would reveal. “Whenever the government of the United States shall break up, it will probably be in consequence of a false direction having been given to public opinion. This is the weak point of our defenses, and the part to which the enemies of the system will direct all their attacks. Opinion can be so perverted as to cause the false to seem true; the enemy, a friend, and the friend, an enemy; the best interests of the nation to appear insignificant, and the trifles of moment; in a word, the right the wrong, the wrong the right. In a country where opinion has sway, to seize upon it, is to seize upon power. As it is a rule of humanity that the upright and well-intentioned are comparatively passive, while the designing, dishonest, and selfish are the most untiring in their efforts, the danger of public opinion's getting a false direction is four-fold, since few men think for themselves.” -James Fenimore Cooper (1789-1851( We must dare to be among the few who think for ourselves. (NEXT) VAERS Data Reveals 50 X More Ectopic Pregnancies Following COVID Shots than Following ALL Vaccines for Past 30 Year Health Impact News, November 22, 2021 While the latest data dump into the government's Vaccine Adverse Event Reporting System (VAERS) showed 2,620 fetal deaths, which are more fetal deaths than are reported following ALL vaccines for the past 30 years in VAERS, one “symptom” that is tracked in VAERS that it did not account for is an ectopic pregnancy which also results in a fetal death. Ectopic pregnancy, also called extrauterine pregnancy, is when a fertilized egg grows outside a woman's uterus, somewhere else in their belly. It can cause life-threatening bleeding and needs medical care right away. I performed a search in VAERS for ectopic pregnancies following COVID-19 shots for the past 11 months, and there have been 52 cases where a woman received a COVID-19 shot and then was found to have an ectopic pregnancy. Next, I performed the exact same search but excluded COVID-19 “vaccines” and it returned a result of 30 cases where a woman received an FDA-approved vaccine and then reported an ectopic pregnancy following ALL vaccines for the past 30+ years, which is about 1 per year. That means that following COVID-19 injections into child-bearing women for the past 11 months has seen a 50 X increase in ectopic pregnancies compared to child-bearing women receiving vaccines for the past 30+ years. (NEXT) Massive study reveals editorial bias and nepotism in biomedical journals University of Rennes, November 23, 2021 Scientific journals are expected to consider research manuscripts dispassionately and without favor. But a study published in the journal PLOS Biology reveals that a subset of journals may be exercising considerable bias and favoritism. To identify journals that are suspected of favoritism, the authors explored nearly 5 million articles published between 2015 and 2019 in a sample of 5,468 of biomedical journals indexed in the National Library of Medicine. Their results reveal that in most journals, publications are distributed across a large number of authors, as one might hope. However, the authors identify a subset of biomedical journals where a few authors, often members of that journal's editorial board, were responsible for a disproportionate number of publications. In addition, the articles authored by these “hyper-prolific” individuals were more likely to be accepted for publication within 3 weeks of their submission, suggesting favoritism in journals' editorial procedures. Why would this matter? Such “nepotistic journals,” suspected of biased editorial decision-making, could be deployed to game productivity-based metrics, which could have a serious knock-on effect on decisions about promotion, tenure and research funding. (NEXT) Hurricanes expected to linger over Northeast cities, causing greater damage More storms like Hurricane Sandy could be in the East Coast's future, potentially costing billions of dollars in damage and economic losses. Rowan University, November 22, 2021 By the late 21st century, northeastern U.S. cities will see worsening hurricane outcomes, with storms arriving more quickly but slowing down once they've made landfall. As storms linger longer over the East Coast, they will cause greater damage along the heavily populated corridor, according to a new study. The new study analyzed more than 35,000 computer-simulated storms. To assess likely storm outcomes in the future The researchers found that future East Coast hurricanes will likely cause greater damage than storms of the past. The research predicted that a greater number of future hurricanes will form near the East Coast, and those storms will reach the Northeast corridor more quickly. The simulated storms slow to a crawl as they approach the East Coast, allowing them to produce more wind, rain, floods, and related damage in the Northeast region. The longest-lived tropical storms are predicted to be twice as long as storms today.
How do you run virtual meetings that are impactful and keep your employees feeling connected? With so many people working remotely nowadays, it's more important than ever for leaders to know how to do this. Here are 10 leadership insights that will help you plan and run incredibly effective virtual meetings with your team.
How do you find time from the hustle and bustle of modern life to work on your mental and physical health? We all know that health and fitness are crucial for our longevity and overall well-being. But scraping a few minutes from our increasingly fast-paced and chaotic world to focus on ourselves is a whole ‘nother hurdle—which is why I welcomed Amanda Jane to the show. As a Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist, Certified Personal Trainer, Mindset Coach and Group Fitness Instructor living in the busiest city in the world (NYC, baby!), Amanda has a few nuggets of wisdom to share with anyone looking to manage life and maintain optimal health without compromising on either. Connect with Amanda Website: https://trainwithamandajane.com/ Email Amanda: email@example.com LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/amandajanesnyder/ Instagram: @trainwithamandajane *** Episode Sponsor: Iris Digital Media Group Iris Digital Media Group helps world changers turn their mission and message into impact through strategic messaging, content marketing, and visibility strategies. If you have a big idea to get out into the world, Iris Digital Media is the partner you need. Contact us to learn more about how we help small businesses connect with prospects through pop-up podcasts, social media content, and email marketing. ****** Connect with Podcast Host, Kim Peek: Kim's website: www.crushingmygoals.com Kim's Instagram Power of Run Facebook Contact Kim at CoachKim@ThePowerofRun.com
Adam Beasley from the Pro Football Network with the latest on the Browns and around the NFL. Adam on why this Browns team is underachieving? Why super teams are going away in the NFL which is why the Browns still has a chance. Listen to The Ken Carman Show with Anthony Lima weekday mornings 6-10am on Sports Radio 92.3 The Fan and the Audacy App! See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
In today's Books with Hooks segment, Liz and Jami join us to discuss their submissions. Carly and CeCe unpack when to put the stakes at the beginning of the query instead of at the end; the Pixar storytelling rules about coincidences; weaving in emotion with explanation to make it more showing than telling; writing a story in first person and then going back with a “you” lens to make it hybrid second person; and giving a character a small but important goal in the beginning of the book that's tied to the larger arc. After which, Bianca chats with world-renowned bestselling author, Ken Follett, about what to do when what you write isn't coming out the same way the idea played out in your head; having a solid research process including reaching out to experts to ensure authenticity in your story; how to give crucial background information without it sounding like an info dump; tips for stitching unrelated scenes together; and the empathy that's required to be a historical novelist and a writer in general.Find us on our socials: Twitter: @SNOTYAW @BiancaM_author @carlywatters @@ceciliaclyra Instagram: @biancamarais_author @carlywatters @cece_lyra_agent @ the_shit_about_writingFacebook: @tsnotyawWebsite: www.biancamarais.com
We have two stories coming at you this episode and they have their fair share of mystery. In our first story, we talk about the disappearance of 19-year-old Bryce Laspisa whose erratic behavior will lead you confused and clueless just as it has left Bryce's parents, friends, and investigators since August of 2013. For seemingly no reason, Bryce leaves his college town and heads towards his parents' home miles away but never makes it home. There has been no trace of him since that night. It truly sounds like something you would see on an episode of "The Twilight Zone" but on that show, you would at least get some explanation as to what happened. With this story, over 8 years later, all we are left with is questions. Our second story of this episode is all about the small town of Skidmore, Missouri, and its dark, vicious history. Home to an all-around giant piece of shit, Ken Rex McElroy (who we covered all the way back in episode 15!), Skidmore has seen its fair share of brutal murders and mysterious disappearances. This story covers a lot of depraved acts committed by Skidmore's citizens and sounds less like an episode of "The Twilight Zone" and more like a grindhouse horror film you would only find on a list of Video Nasties. Enjoy, ya weirdos, and please be sure to #CANCELMAAM --- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast. https://anchor.fm/app --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/middleagedandmediocre/message Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/middleagedandmediocre/support
Bassmaster Elite pro Chris Zaldain and his partner, Captain Ryan Rickard just won the Yamaha Bassmaster Redfish Cup Championship presented by Skeeter out of Port Aransas, Texas this past week. Zaldain never fished for the feisty redfish before, but it didn't take him long to fall in love with these stubborn brutes. Incredibly, one of Zaldain's competitors in the big tournament was his wife, Trait Zaldain. How did that work out at home? We find that out along with many other interesting fishing facts from one of the sport's top pros and one of the nicest guys around. Dan Johnston from St. Croix is with us to talk about the use of electronics when it comes to ice fishing. Mike Leonard, Vice President of Government Affairs at the American Sportfishing Association is with us to give an update on what his incredible organization has been doing for all of us lately.
Thomas Bartlett "Bart" Whitaker had a loving family that he threw away the night he plotted to have them murdered. While out having a celebratory dinner, no one in his family could've imagined the horror that waited for them when they got back home. This week, Savannah details how Bart hired a hitman to kill his family as soon as they set foot inside, how he was found out, and the miraculous survival of his father, Kent Whitaker. Incredibly, Kent has since forgiven his son for orchestrating the killing of his son Kevin Whitaker and wife Patricia Whitaker, and has even visited him regularly while he was on death row. And in another twist, mere minutes before Bart was set to executed, he got a call from the governor commuting his sentence instead to life in prison. So why did Bart kill the people he supposedly loved? All to cover up another web of lies. Love Killer Instincts but hate the ads? Subscribe to the ad-free version here!: https://killerinstinct.supercast.tech/ Get 10% Off by visiting BetterHelp.com/instinct! Go stamps.com, click the microphone at the top of the page, and enter code KILLER for a special offer that includes a 4-week trial, free postage, and a digital scale. No long-term commitments or contracts! Birch is giving $200 off ALL mattresses and 2 free eco-rest pillows at BirchLiving.com/killer Right now, Dad Grass is offering our listeners 20% off your first order when you go to DADGRASS.COM/KILLER Start streaming your next obsession. Try Sundance Now free for 30 days by going to SundanceNow.com and use promo code killer Listen to The Generation Why Podcast on Apple Podcasts, Amazon Music, or you can listen ad-free by joining Wondery Plus in the Wondery app! If you have any thoughts on this case or any other case, or just want to get in touch with Savannah about the show, email her at firstname.lastname@example.org. Watch the podcast on YouTube: https://bit.ly/KillerInstinctYT Don't forget to subscribe to the podcast for free wherever you're listening or by using this link: http://bit.ly/KillerInstinctPodcast If you like the show, telling a friend about it would be helpful! You can text, email, Tweet, or send this link to a friend: http://bit.ly/KillerInstinctPodcast Follow Savannah on IG: @savannahbrymer Follow Savannah on Twitter: @savannahbrymer Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
How does a young man from Kentucky go from driving a New York taxi to racing in Formula 1 and winning the Indy 500? Danny Sullivan's extraordinary story starts with a childhood obsession with F1 books. It sparked a dream of becoming a racing driver, and he moved to Europe to make it come true. Incredibly, Danny lived with the legendary team boss Ken Tyrrell, who gave him an F1 drive in 1983. Danny tells Tom Clarkson about his best moments in Formula 1: how an inspired but risky strategy call helped earn him a 5th place at Monaco, and the time he battled wheel-to-wheel with world champion Keke Rosberg in a thrilling race finish. After a short stint in F1, Danny returned to America and wrote a dramatic new chapter with victory at the 1985 Indy 500. Even now his story continues, helping to make big calls as a FIA Driver Steward - all part of a whirlwind career that he recounts in vivid detail.
We are joined by friend of the podcast Fumi Abe! This one puts the feeling in Feeling Asian. Fumi opens up about experiencing depression for the first time after realizing his dream. Not gonna lie, we all spiral a little bit on this episode lol. Be sure to check out Fumi's podcast - Asian Not Asian! Also don't forget to like, subscribe and check out our Patreon :)
Today in botanical history, we celebrate Laurel Hill and Root Crop Preservation in 1835. We'll also remember the botanist who discovered the Titan arum and a little poem about the November garden by Louise Driscoll. We'll hear an excerpt from Pomegranate Soup. We Grow That Garden Library™ with a beautiful garden book from 2016. And then we'll wrap things up with a look back at a charming garden column from 1999. Subscribe Apple | Google | Spotify | Stitcher | iHeart To listen to the show while you're at home, just ask Alexa or Google to “Play the latest episode of The Daily Gardener Podcast.” And she will. It's just that easy. 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Curated News Circulating Specimens: History | herbariumworld.wordpress.com | Maura Flannery Important Events November 16, 1776 On this day, around 7 am Hessian troops allied with the Britsh opened fire on the American revolutionaries on Laurel Hill in Philadelphia. Laurel Hill is not named for the plant called Laurel. Laurel Hill was originally part of the Joseph Sims estate, and Joseph went by "Laurel," the property was named Laurel Hill in his honor. Mountain Laurel is botanically known as Kalmia latifolia in honor of the Finnish botanist Pehr Kalm. After his expedition to North America in the mid-1700s, Pehr correctly predicted that the American colonists would eventually rebel. Laurel Hill became America's first National Historic Landmark Cemetery. November 16, 1835 On this day, the Hartford Courant wrote a piece called Gardener's Work For November. It is now quite time to [preserve] the roots and ...Mr. McMahon's method of preserving roots is as follows: Previous to the commencement of severe frost, you should take up, with as little injury as possible, the roots of your turnips, carrots, parsnips, beets, salsify, scorzonera, Hamburg, or large-rooted parsley, skirrots, Jerusalem artichokes, turnip-rooted celery, and ...horseradish… On the surface of a dry spot of ground, in a well-sheltered situation, lay a stratum of sand two-inches thick, [the place the root crops], covering them with another layer of sand, (the drier the better,) and…continue to layer about of sand and roots till all are laid in… then cover the heap or ridge [with] a good coat of straw, up and down as if thatching a house. November 16, 1843 Birth of Odoardo Beccari, Italien botanist. After growing up an orphan, Beccarri managed to get an education in his native Italy, and he eventually traveled to England to study at Kew. Beccarri was friends with Hooker and Darwin, but he also befriended James Brooke, which meant he could spend three years exploring Borneo. During his lifetime, Becarri traveled all over India, Malaysia, and New Zealand. But it was on a little voyage he took to central Sumatra (in Indonesia) in 1878 that Beccarri discovered the plant with which he will forever be associated: the Amorphophallus titanum - or the Titan arum - the largest flower in the world. Seven years later, in 1885, the first Titan arum specimen bloomed at Kew, and when it happened, it created a sensation. Today, a Titan arum bloom still draws thousands of visitors. People love to take a selfie in front of the giant blooming plant. The flower is commonly referred to as the corpse flower as it smells like rotting flesh. In a recent fascinating article, scent scientists identified the compounds that make up that terrible smell. The odor includes aspects of cheese sweat, rotting fish, decomposing meat, and garlic, among even worse unmentionable compounds. The putrid smell is meant to attract beetles and other insects to move pollen between blooming plants so that they can reproduce. It takes the corpse flower a decade before it can bloom. Incredibly, the plants only bloom for 24-36 hours before collapsing. Between that first bloom at Kew (back in 1885) and the year 2000, fewer than fifty Titan arum blooms had been recorded. But, in 2016, suddenly, dozens of corpse flowers around the world bloomed within weeks of each other. Horticulturists are still attempting to discern the reason for the clustered bloom event. November 16, 1920 On this day, The Buffalo Times shared a poem by Louise Driscoll that had appeared in The New York Times called November Garden. Here's the first and last verse. In my November garden, I found a larkspur blossoming, A lovely, radiant blue thing. It swayed and shone, And did not seem to know It was alone In my November garden. Where dry, dark leaves are falling And all the birds have flown. The birds and Summer went A way that no man knows. But here is honey that No bee will find. No bird will linger at This larkspur cup. This grace the butterfly Has left behind. Summer went away And gave it up Yet it is bravely blue Swinging there alone As if to challenge you! Unearthed Words It is the pomegranate that gives Fesenjoon its healing capabilities. The original apple of sin, the fruit of a long-gone Eden, the pomegranate shields itself in a leathery crimson shell, which in Roman times was used as a form of protective hide. Once the pomegranate's bitter skin is peeled back, though, a juicy garnet flesh is revealed to the lucky eater, popping and bursting in the mouth like the final succumber of lovemaking. Long ago, when the earth remained still, content with the fecundity of perpetual spring, and Demeter was the mother of all that was natural and flowering, it was this tempting fruit that finally set the seasons spinning. Having eaten six pomegranate seeds in the underworld, Persephone, the Goddess of Spring's high-spirited daughter, had been forced to spend six months of the year in the eternal halls of death. Without her beautiful daughter by her side, a mournful Demeter retreated to the dark corners of the universe, allowing for the icy gates of winter to finally creak open. A round crimson herald of frost, the pomegranate comes to harvest in October and November, so Fesenjoon is best made with its concentrate during other times of the year. ― Marsha Mehran, Pomegranate Soup Grow That Garden Library Plant by Phaidon Editors This book came out in 2016, and the subtitle is Exploring the Botanical World. This book is gorgeous. You might remember it - it's got a black background and then a simple blossom design. Each of the leaves is made with a different type of fabric which makes for a magnificent cover. Now, of course, like all Phaidon books, this book is so visually appealing from the cover to the inside of the book. The whole point is to show the beauty and the diversity of plants through 300 works of botanical art that date back from ancient times all the way to modern times. You'll see plants and flowers and the entire botanical world portrayed using a variety of different mediums. Phaidon did a great job of curating all of these images. This is the first book to pull together botanical art across so many different media types and from such a broad timeline and every corner of the globe. Of course, in this book, you're going to see beautiful botanical art, but then you're also going to get lots of expert information about the pieces of art and the plants that are depicted. Phaidon is known for putting together high-level, very specialized books. And in this case, to tackle this broad topic of plants, they pulled together all kinds of experts, museum curators, horticulturists, historians, botanists, and more. Then they had each of them contribute their expertise in creating the text for this book. I love what Gardens Illustrated wrote about this book: "A dazzling collection of more than 300 images of plants that brings the evolution of botanical art right into the 21st century... Alongside old favorites, such as Redoute and Mary Delany, there is much here that is both unfamiliar and arresting... An extraordinary collection." This book is 352 pages of botanical art that gives us a new appreciation and understanding of plants and their role in our history and culture. You can get a copy of Plant: Exploring the Botanical World by Phaidon Editors and support the show using the Amazon Link in today's Show Notes for around $17. Today's Botanic Spark Reviving the little botanic spark in your heart November 16, 1999 On this day, The Columbus Telegram shared a column by Elizabeth Coblentz - an Old Order Amish woman who handwrote her column by lantern light in her Indiana home. November is now on the calendar, and we are still having beautiful days in the 70s. The laundry is drying well out there on the clothesline, and work is continuing in our garden. I have been taking the celery, carrots, red beets, cabbage, and pumpkins out from the garden today. Hopefully, the weather will stay nice, and some vegetables will grow even larger. To the reader who sent me radish and turnip seeds to plant: I did plant them in August, and we are now feasting on them. They are very good and tender, which was surprising considering our hot, dry summer. I put some leftover small potatoes in the ground, and the yield was good. I should have put more sweet potato plants in the ground, but at least we have enough for a good taste this winter. We'll be glad for all this hard work in the garden during the long, cold, dark days of January when we can open those canning jars and taste the bounty of summer. Sunday evening, we planned a favorite around here for supper: tacos. We had a large gathering, but having family over is the best of times. Those sweet, precious grandchildren are always welcome here, so the house was full of children. We all enjoy a taco supper. The tomatoes, mangoes (peppers) and onions used on the tacos were all from our garden. Canned hamburger was browned for the tacos, and there was lots more to feast on because everyone else brought a covered dish. As the family gets bigger and older we have to use larger containers now. Here is a good dessert to use those beets from the garden: Red Beet Chocolate Cake 1 1/2 cups sugar 3 eggs 1 cup oil 1 1/2 cups cooked, pureed, fresh beets 2 (1 ounce) squares of unsweetened chocolate, melted and cooled 1 teaspoon vanilla 1 3/4 cups flour 1/2 teaspoon salt 1/2 teaspoon baking soda sifted confectioner's sugar Mix flour, soda, and salt. Set aside. Combine sugar, eggs, and oil in a mixing bowl. Stir vigorously. (People who use electric mixers can use them here at medium speed for 2 minutes.) Beat in beets, chocolate, and vanilla. Gradually add dry ingredients, beating well after each addition. Pour into buttered 9-inch by 13-inch cake pan. Bake at 350 for 25 minutes or till cake tests done when a toothpick inserted into the center of the cake comes out clean. Cool in pan. Cover and let stand overnight to improve flavor. Sprinkle with powdered sugar. PS. You can put cream cheese icing on instead of powdered sugar. Thanks for listening to The Daily Gardener. And remember: "For a happy, healthy life, garden every day."
Have you ever found yourself thinking, “I shouldn't have eaten that.”? It happens all the time. It sucks but feeling guilt and shame around food are INCREDIBLY common so today, we want to talk about steps you can take to let go of guilt and shame. Follow us on Instagram: https://instagram.com/poisonpunchpodcast Follow Kayla on Instagram: https://instagram.com/kaylareynoldsms Follow Kelly on Instagram: Follow us on Instagram: https://instagram.com/kellykkroberts Join our free online community https://balgcommunity.com/
SMMS #228 - Branding plays an INCREDIBLY important role in your overall social media marketing strategy. Without effective branding, it's likely your social media marketing strategy will fall short of its goals. Your branding is essentially your reputation as a brand/individual and without a successful brand, your marketing simply won't work. That's why in today's episode of Social Media Marketing School I want to share 4 key branding lessons that you need to be aware of to help you actually improve your branding on your social media channels! I hope this episode of Social Media Marketing School provides you with some actionable tips so that you can improve and build your brand so that your social media marketing efforts can thrive and help you reach your social media marketing goals! ------ Follow me on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/themarketingethan/ Get two months free on Skillshare and check out my classes: Ethan Bridge - Skillshare BE SURE TO SUBSCRIBE AND LEAVE A 5-STAR RATING AND REVIEW IF YOU ENJOYED THE SHOW!
Who doesn't need and want more revenue generating actions? Note I said actions and not ideas. My goal is not to give you a list of very good ideas. What I want you to do is treat this like a check list. It may be a reminder for things you have done and have worked but you just stopped doing. The first step is to not assume everyone already knows about you and they'll come find you when they're ready. Free masterclass with 3 biggest marketing mistakes and 3 training mistakes that miss with midlife women. Host a Free Challenge These are hot for good reason. Make it targeted enough it attracts and serves your exact demographic (That isn't every possible customer in your geographical area. It's the specific 66-year-old woman concerned about osteoporosis, getting weaker, gaining weight, and not wanting to be frail like her mother). The value is your follow up offer. Make it congruent with the challenge. It's not just generic “personal training.” A package that feels complete and solves the buyer's problems is what sells someone. Create a Paid Challenge This is my preference. I like someone to be invested. It's already revenue generating from the beginning. The saying goes, when you pay you pay attention. It's so true. Otherwise, it's nothing but another email reminder or thing to have to do but nothing at stake so why bother? Someone misses a day and they're likely to skip out altogether if they didn't pay. Challenges don't need to be a big investment though. Host it for $19 or $27 or $49 at most depending on the length of the challenge. Some challenge hosts will do a free challenge but also include an upsell to a better VIP experience, including maybe hot seats, or handouts, or additional materials or access to live presentations inside a group. Host A Live Event Make it a presentation that is news and noteworthy. Holiday weight gain realities vs myths. Where it usually comes from. How to eat more and not gain weight. Host an Online Event Yourself, invite a panel, invite a guest. But make sure you're solving a problem. You're giving a unique and tangible offer. Meaning 3 healthy family-proof recipes they'll all love, 5 short workouts for holiday health (and sanity). Host a Virtual “Open House” Just your house! Let them see behind the scenes! Your fans love to know what you do, and what works for you. Host an “Open House” By appointment this year rather than a large social gather. Yes, it's like a sales appointment, but it feels different with this frame. And treat them differently. Give them favors, refreshments, treats that are unique. Get Booked on a Podcast (or 5) Target podcasts that serve your same audience. Someone who does something complimentary, not exactly what you do. Reach out, introduce yourself, make it clear you've listened to previous episodes and understand what they want. Provide the 3-5 take-aways for listeners. Let the host know how you add value to listeners, and mention your own email list and social media following. It matters. The value of a guest is ... Social Media tour live at two busiest times of the week If you own a brick-and-mortar business, I know it's been tough. Don't forget ways to help those who've fallen off the bandwagon to come back in. Think about their biggest objections. No ignoring that it may be safety, and the mask and vaccine situation. There may not be a lot you can do about that except nurture them. Stay connected. Be a source of healthy immune boosting habits that people can do at home if they're not back yet. But what if it's something else? What if ... Post a recipe a day during a specific time period December 12 Days of Christmas September Tailgating That's not all though. Make an offer each time you post... Create a membership ...There are so many ways to use a membership. Maybe it's a way to add value to current training clients with extras like recipes, meal plans, workouts when they're not with you, traveling plans that include tubing/bands/body weight only. Maybe there are extra perks inside your membership that feature discounts or a special relationship with select vendors (you have rounded up). It could also be a second or third step after a course or training so that someone who feels they've got this, can just stay consistent with support. Create an online course You know those questions you're asked all the time? That's a course. Are there people who want to go deeper on a topic but you just don't have the time to do it one-on-one and can't get a big enough group to participate at the same time? That's a course. If it solves a problem, answers a question, it's a course. Get booked on local Media If you're hosting events, whether presentations and panels or races, or open houses, it could be news. If it has a who, what, when and it's relevant to the community, it's news. Here's how... Get affiliate partners When it's time to grow, really scale, you'll no longer be exchanging time for money. You'll have programs you've proven to achieve good transformations for clients. You'll know what words you used, the exact emails, and the social media copy that helped bring people to a yes. That's when it's time to start recruiting affiliates. Partner with people who need a program like you offer. The ideal candidate is someone who doesn't do what you do but works with the same audience you do. What you offer has to be in their customers or patients' best interest. Does your copy suck?Copywriting course so that you can write copy that works and speaks to your female buyers better. Use Affiliate partners of your own You use products and tools or wear workout gear you love that you know would help your clients be more successful too. Why not set up affiliate relationships so you can earn money promoting them? I also affiliate for my colleagues Much of the time these are people who just as before, serve the same audience that I do. But I also share my list with a friend I trust who does something similar to me, with a unique process different than mine... Host a paid retreat/workshop Now is a good time to offer one no matter where you live. Indoors or out. How could you create a fitness “camp” for adults and allow them to flow from yoga to spinning, then weight training to foam rolling. Maybe there's a place to serve them lunch catered in from a restaurant or food truck. This can be a great revenue generating strategy in itself. But at the event you can also upsell to training or coaching packages. Offer to do paid workshops/retreats for other businesses Who needs you? The answer is more people that you realize. What business needs a moral boost for employees right now? What business would welcome a stress reduction yoga session or joy-enhancing practice of meditation for its employees? Whether it's during the stressful holiday season or any other time of year. What businesses did well during the pandemic? Incredibly well or were extraordinarily busy? Send Another Email (or 4) If you nurture your email list and you have a good offer, an email (or series of emails) should always produce sales for you. Be cautious about burning your list out by not only sending sales and promotional emails. Continue to regularly share valuable content (to them) in the same vein they subscribed to your email list in the first place. Then when you do make an offer, some of them will be thinking that this was perfect timing and will be glad to purchase it. This episode is filled with gold for marketing all year. Treat it as a checklist! Keep it close. Answer these questions for yourself: Which of these are most urgent for fast growth? Which of these do you want to implement in 2022 but need more thought to do well? I know what I'd tell you! (what I'd tell our mastermind members).
We had the pleasure of interviewing Benson Boone over Zoom video! 19-year-old Benson Boone makes an auspicious debut today with a stunning single called “GHOST TOWN.” A poignant ballad with unflinchingly honest lyrics and soaring vocals, this is the calling card of a major new talent. “Maybe you'd be happier with someone else, maybe lovin' me is the reason you can't love yourself,” he sings over melancholy keys. “Before I turn your heart into a ghost town, show me everything we built so I can tear it all down.” Get it HERE via Night Street/Warner Records and watch the video HERE. Benson penned “GHOST TOWN” based off emotions that were pulled from observing a friend's toxic relationship and realizing development in his own emotional maturity. “I saw that from an outside perspective and wondered what they could have done differently,” the newcomer from Monroe, Washington explains. “Love can hurt more than it can help. Sometimes the best way of showing someone you care is by letting them go.”Incredibly, the teenager was completely unaware of his prodigious talent until asked to join a band for his school talent show. Boone wowed everyone in the audience including himself and suddenly found his purpose. An audition for American Idol followed, but he withdrew despite being lavished with praise from judges. “It was a very hard choice,” Boone admits. “I didn't want to show the world someone I'm not.” That desire for authenticity fuels every aspect of Boone's artistry. From the hand-drawn “GHOST TOWN” cover to the black-and-white music video, which was filmed in his hometown with a little help from his real-life friends, the singer/songwriter doesn't want there to be any buffer between him and the listener. Signed and mentored by Imagine Dragons lead singer and founder of Night Street Records Dan Reynolds, Boone promises to be one of the breakout artists of 2021. We want to hear from you! Please email Tera@BringinitBackwards.com. www.BringinitBackwards.com #podcast #interview #bringinbackpod #BensonBoone #zoom #americanidol #danreynolds #imaginedragons Listen & Subscribe to BiB Follow our podcast on Instagram and Twitter!
[00:30] Skyrocketing Inflation (18 minutes)More bad economic news for America as inflation reaches a 30-year high. Incredibly, left-wing radicals in the media and in Washington, D.C., say out-of-control inflation is a good thing. [18:50] The American Police State (15 minutes)In places like San Francisco and New York City, criminals are being given free rein because of left-wing prosecutors who proudly announce they will not prosecute “petty” crimes. [33:35] Bible Study: ‘Thy Kingdom Come' (21 minutes)During His ministry, Jesus Christ preached the gospel of the Kingdom of God. In Matthew 6, Jesus admonished us to seek first the Kingdom of God. In the prayer outline recorded in Matthew 6, one of the first subjects we are told to pray about is “Thy Kingdom come!” God wants us to set our minds on the soon-coming Kingdom of God!
On This week Special Episode I sit down with an Incredibly talented Australian artist. Merging as a new addition to Australia's growing pop music community, Sydney-based musician Charley is someone that encapsulates the talent and prowess of the genre's arena-selling stars with the forward-thinking creativity of its limitless next generation. Charley was kind enough to come on the show today and have a great chat about herself and her time in the music industry thus far. She is super kind and funny and helped make for a great episode. To all music fans of pop out there I think you'll enjoy her new release "Arizona" out now . Links to it can be found on all streaming services and via her YOUTUBE link below . She is also very honest about the state of her mental health and we have a good chat about some of the hardships that she has come across . I also open up a little about some of the challenges I have come across Its a very raw and honest conversation . Also if you wish to interact with Charley she is active on the socials and is great at making funny and entertaining content on TIKTOK and YOUTUBE. Keep an eye on Charley's socials too about her work with Beyond Blue. I think you guys will love this Regards Mitch Facebook: facebook.com/itmecharley Twitter: twitter.com/itmecharley Instagram: instagram.com/itmecharley/ YouTube: youtube.com/itmecharley TikTok: tiktok.com/itmecharley
A generation ago, the United States faced an implacable Communist foe determined to defeat us and dominate the world. Incredibly, the Soviet Union was effectively propped up by funding from the West. President Ronald Reagan drew on the skills of financial warfare expert Roger Robinson to develop and execute a strategy for cutting off the USSR's cash-flow. Once “the Evil Empire” was bankrupted, it collapsed almost immediately. Mr. Robinson warns that today's Communist threat from China is being underwritten on a vastly larger scale by us. On Maria Bartiromo's Fox Business program Wednesday, he revealed that well over 5,000 unvetted Chinese companies get funds from our capital markets – even though every one is obliged to render support to the regime in Beijing and the danger it poses to us. We literally can't afford to enable our mortal enemy, the Chinese Communist Party. This is Frank Gaffney.
Today in botanical history, we celebrate a German-American botanist who reached out to Queen Charlotte, an American poet who found inspiration in nature and the father of ecology. We'll hear an excerpt from The Sugar Queen - a great fiction book. We Grow That Garden Library™ with a book that's part of a wonderfully informative series from the RHS. And then we'll wrap things up with a little story about the glory of Kansas gardens in November. Subscribe Apple | Google | Spotify | Stitcher | iHeart To listen to the show while you're at home, just ask Alexa or Google to “Play the latest episode of The Daily Gardener Podcast.” And she will. It's just that easy. 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Curated News The Almanac A Seasonal Guide to 2021by Lia Leendertz Mercy Park garden adds 3 new sculptures | The Joplin Globe | Emily Younker Important Events November 3, 1766 On this day, a young botanist named William Young returned to America after receiving the title of the Queen's botanist. William Young was born in Germany, and he immigrated to the United States when he was just a little boy at the age of two. His family settled in Philadelphia and eventually became neighbors to one of America's first botanists, John Bartram. Growing up, William spent a great deal of his childhood exploring Bartram's gardens. Bertram even encouraged him to pursue botany, and he took him along on some collecting trips. By all accounts, William was a smart and self-directed young man. When he was in his early twenties, he decided that he wanted to get the attention of the brand new Queen of England, Queen Charlotte. Charlotte was the bride of George III, and William put together a little parcel for her - a little gift of seeds - along with a letter (no doubt congratulating her on her wedding and introducing himself as an American botanist.) Charmed by William's thoughtful gift, Charlotte decided to summon William to England. She wanted him to come to England to study botany for a year and then return to America to collect plants on behalf of the royal family. And so that's exactly what William Young ended up doing. When he left America, he had no formal training in botany. He was, however, full of potential and eager to learn. This opportunity in England was an extraordinary chance for William to learn the science of botany from the worldwide center for botanical research: England. At the same time, this series of events caused a bit of jealousy and a shock in the American botanical community. John Bartram himself was an old man by the time this happened for William, and he made comments along the lines of, "Hey, I've been in America, collecting and cultivating for decades, and I've never received an offer like this." And so many of the American botanists really couldn't believe William's good fortune. His trip was essentially like winning a botanist lottery with the promise not only of training but steady work and support from a generous, well-funded patron. Despite Charlotte's hopes for William, his peers were dubious of William's ability to measure up to the task. While William was passionate about botany, he hadn't demonstrated any particular acumen or success that should have garnered the kind of opportunity that had come his way. The bottom line was, they didn't think William had it in him. Yet, William's critics were not entirely fair. After all, William had been bold enough to send that package of seeds to the new Queen. And he was smart enough to leverage his German heritage when he wrote to her. Charlotte had German heritage as well, and when she first came to England, she surrounded herself with other Germans who spoke her language and shared her history, customs, and culture. Summoning William to England was just another example of Queen Charlotte making herself feel more at home away from home. When William arrived in England, he was in his early twenties. He had a huge learning curve to conquer when it came to his new station in life. He had no idea what it was like to be in front of royalty or how to behave in Royal circles. Of course, William didn't have a ton of life experience as a young person in his twenties. So, he performed exactly as one might imagine he would: dazzled by the luxury and lifestyle, he quickly began racking up bills. With each passing month, he found himself deeper in debt until he ended up arrested and in jail for the large debts that he owed. Incredibly, it was the Queen who bailed him out - but not before sending him home to Philadelphia with the hopes that he could still perform as a plant collector in America. And so it was on this day. November 3 in 1766, that William returned to America with his new title as botanist to the King and Queen. Instead of being humbled by his financial misdeeds, William returned proud and haughty. He strutted about under the auspices of his Royal appointment, but his behavior didn't endear him to his American peers. They heard the rumors about how William had acted when he was in England and they were turned off by his peacocking and attire. In a letter to the botanist Peter Collinson, John Bartram wrote, “I am surprised that Young is come back so soon. He cuts the greatest figure in town and struts along the streets whistling, with his sword and gold lace.” And then Bartram confided that William had visited his garden three times, feigning respect and bragging about his yearly pay from the Royal family, which amounted to 300 pounds sterling. Now William was no fool, and it's clear that he craved acceptance from his peers. At the same time, he was probably aware of how some of his peers truly felt about him. But he did not dwell on this conundrum and focused on his work. He still had collecting to do for the King and Queen, and he needed to mend fences on that front if he ever hoped to make it as a botanist. And so, he set off for the Carolinas, where he spent an entire year collecting plants. Then, he carefully and quite expertly packaged up all of the plants that he had found and traveled back to London - personally bringing all of these plants to the King and Queen and hoping to get back in their good graces. Although William arrived in England only to be refused to be seen by the King and Queen, he still managed to make his trip a resounding success. By shepherding rare, live plants in wonderful condition from the Carolinas to England, he impressed English collectors. And there was one plant in particular that really helped to repair and save William's reputation, and that was the Venus Fly Trap. William brought many live specimens of the Venus flytrap to England, and as one might imagine, the plant caused a sensation. Without the flytrap, there was probably little that William could say to restore his reputation. So in this sense, his plants, especially the Venus flytrap, did the mending and the PR work for him. What William did was essentially no different than an apologetic spouse who brings their partner flowers after a fight. That's exactly what William did on this trip when he returned and presented the Venus flytrap to England. One other fact about this trip is that William proved himself to be an expert plant packer. Clearly, one of the biggest challenges for early botanists was keeping specimens alive - that was really hard to do. Dead specimens didn't garner anywhere near the attention or pay of living plants. William's skill in this area underscores just how intelligent and thoughtful William could be. A 1771 letter to Humphrey Marshall detailed William's packing technic: William Young sends his plants very safely by wrapping them in moss and packing them pretty close [together] in a box. He ties the moss in a ball around the roots with a piece of packthread...It's very surprising how well they keep in this manner. William's method differs little from the way plants are packaged and sent by mail today. William ends up devoting his life to botany. He returned to American and collected plants in the Carolinas, returning to England when he had a full shipment. William mastered his collecting strategy over his lifetime - returning again and again to the Carolinas, scouring the wilderness for rare plants like the Venus flytrap that had brought him so much success. Along the way, William continued to struggle financially as he paid his debts. But by the end of his life, William was able to get his affairs in order, and he actually died a fairly wealthy man. Tragically, he died young at the age of 43. In December of 1784, William decided to set out once again for the Carolinas. Unbeknownst to him, he was going on what would become his final collecting trip. He never did reach the Carolinas. He only made it as far as Maryland, where he collected along a waterway known as Gunpowder Falls, where he fell into the river and died after being swept away by the current. His body was found about seven weeks later. November 3, 1794 Birth of William Cullen Bryant, American poet. William drew inspiration from the natural world. He once wrote a lovely verse about roses: Loveliest of lovely things are they, On earth, that soonest pass away. The rose that lives its little hour Is prized beyond the sculptured flower. William also wrote about the month of November in a little poem called A Winter Piece. ...When shriek'd The bleak November winds, and smote the woods, And the brown fields were herbless, and the shades, That met above the merry rivulet, Were spoil'd, I sought, I loved them still,—they seem'd Like old companions in adversity. November 3, 1841 Birth of Eugenius Warming, Danish botanist. Eugenius was one of the founders of modern plant ecology. He's credited with writing the first ecology textbook with his book, Oecology of Plants: An Introduction to the Study of Plant Communities (1895). Unearthed Words She went to the window. A fine sheen of sugary frost covered everything in sight, and white smoke rose from chimneys in the valley below the resort town. The window opened to a rush of sharp early November air that would have the town in a flurry of activity, anticipating the tourists the colder weather always brought to the high mountains of North Carolina. She stuck her head out and took a deep breath. If she could eat the cold air, she would. She thought cold snaps were like cookies, like gingersnaps. In her mind, they were made with white chocolate chunks and had a cool, brittle vanilla frosting. They melted like snow in her mouth, turning creamy and warm. ― Sarah Addison Allen, The Sugar Queen Grow That Garden Library Genealogy for Gardeners by Simon Maughan and Dr Ross Bayton This book came out in 2017, and the subtitle is Plant Families Explored & Explained. Anything that has genealogy and gardening in the title is a book that I'm interested in. Before I get into this particular review, I should mention that this book is part of one of my favorite garden series by the RHS. So in this series is the book Latin for gardeners as well as botany for gardeners. And now this book Genealogy for Gardeners is designed to help you explore and understand plant families - and plant family trees, which to me is even more exciting. Now you may be wondering why. Well, I think the authors do a great job of explaining that in the preface to their book. They write, While most of us think of plants, that's belonging to one big happy family. The fact is they don't. There are hundreds of different plant families, which botanists have cleverly grouped together using what they know of family histories and genealogy and now, of course, DNA to bring some sense and order to more than a quarter of a million different plant species. But why should this matter to you as a gardener, aside from just wanting to become more knowledgeable about plant families? Well, here's the explanation from the authors: Plant families are all around us. Whatever the time of year, go for a walk and look for wild or garden plants. You'll be surprised at how many plant families are represented within a small radius of your home. Even in your own garden, there will be a fantastic genealogy of plants. Thanks largely to the efforts of plant collectors and horticulturists who brought the plants into cultivation from the four corners of the world. When it comes to being a good gardener making connections is what it's all about. And if you are faced with a strongly acidic soil, and know that rhododendrons will grow, then you can broaden your planting ideas to include other plants in the same family, such as Heather. Mountain Laurel, leather leaf, blueberries, and others. If you are designing with plants, you may know that all plants and a particular family, and share certain features, which enables you to mix displays effectively and extend your range. Now that is a very compelling reason to get to know your plant families. One of the things that I love about this particular series of books is that the illustrations are incredible. The editors have pulled images of botanical art that truly are the best example of some of these plants. The beauty of these books, including the cover, just is not rivaled. In fact, the minute I spot these books, they just have a look and a feel to them - I know immediately that it's part of this series from the RHS. These books are in my office on a special little bookshelf of books that I reference all the time, and this little series from the RHS is such a gem. This particular book about plant family, garden, genealogy - Basically the genealogy of plants- is one that I go back to again and again, and again. So this is a fantastic book. As I mentioned, the illustrations are great. It is very clearly laid out. They've really done the heavy lifting when it comes to simplifying this material, making it very understandable and accessible. And yet, they do not dumb it down. That's not what this book is about. If you want a book on this topic that is exceptionally clear And is a delight to read, then this is the book that you've been waiting for. So, whether you're a landscape designer, a horticulture student, or just an amateur gardener, Genealogy for Gardeners will help you better understand and utilize plant families in your garden. This book is 224 pages of plant families and plant family trees - and it's part of one of the top garden book series on the market today. You can get a copy of Genealogy for Gardeners by Simon Maughan and Ross Bayton and support the show using the Amazon Link in today's Show Notes for around $20. Today's Botanic Spark Reviving the little botanic spark in your heart November 3, 1903 On this day, The Cherokee Sentinel (Cherokee, Kansas) published this heartwarming blurb about the gardens in the Heartland of America. Here's what they wrote: It's November, and gardens and flowers are as green and beautiful as in summer. Verily, Kansas is an American Italy and the garden spot of the world. Well, I don't know how true that was, and I question whether that was written for the benefit of enticing immigrants to come to Kansas. Nevertheless, I found it very sweet, and I thought it was a great way to end the show today. Thanks for listening to The Daily Gardener. And remember: "For a happy, healthy life, garden every day."
“For the Christian, the resurrection of Jesus challenges the notion that death is the ultimate disaster, for in Jesus, life is changed, not ended, and death becomes not the end, but a door, not a wall, but a gate, not the end, but a new beginning.” On All Souls Day, Br. James Koester celebrates the audacious, bold truth that Christians claim even in the face of death's reality: that the dead are raised to life.
Incredibly accomplished author, philanthropist, Pastor, and celebrity mentor, Dr. Gershom Sikaala comes on to talk about pursuing your passion, T.V appearances, and tips for success on Beyond the Headlines with Renee Washington.
Award-winning debut author Loraine Peck has a lot to celebrate. Not only did her first book The Second Son win the best debut crime fiction in the 2021 Ned Kelly Awards, Loraine is also a cancer survivor having had ovarian and breast cancers. She's doing well and now advocates for more research and funding into gynaecological cancers. She's on the board of The Australian Gynaecological Cancer Foundation. Loraine's also got an intimate connection with crime as you'll find out. It's no wonder that her Sydney-based modern day crime saga is so gripping. The Second Son is published by Text Publishing https://www.textpublishing.com.au/books/the-second-son You can find out more about Loraine at https://lorainepeck.com/ Find out more about Loraine's cancer story at https://agcf.org.au/loraines-story/ Your host is Emily Webb Follow Emily on Twitter https://twitter.com/emilybwebbInstagram https://instagram.com/emilywebbcrimeTikTok: https://www.tiktok.com/@emilywebbcrimeFacebook facebook.com/emily.webb.podcaster.authorWebsite: https://www.emilywebbcrime.com/ Emily is the author of Angels of Death: Doctors and Nurses Who Kill http://clandestinepress.net/products/angels-of-death Listen on Apple Podcasts https://podcasts.apple.com/au/podcast/killer-content-with-emily-webb/id1539843342 Listen on Google Podcasts https://podcasts.google.com/feed/aHR0cHM6Ly9yc3MuYWNhc3QuY29tL2NyaW1lLWZpY3Rpb24tZnJpZGF5 Listen on Spotify https://open.spotify.com/show/1gxxA7IcoTIcarh6sPgbEI Thank you for listening! See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
Introverts at WorkAre the introverts at work people who are outside your inner circle? The ones you quietly let do their work like Old Faithful? Or are the introverts at work the hidden powerhouses and secret weapons on your team? Steve Friedman, a self-proclaimed introvert and author of In Search of Courage: An Introvert's Story, helps us explore these paths and pulls back the curtain on the myths and stereotypes surrounding introverts. What You'll Discover About Introverts at Work (highlights & transcript):https://businessconfidentialradio.com/?p=107427&preview=true# (HIGHLIGHTSCLICK HERE FOR AUDIO TRANSCRIPT) * What it means to be an introvert at work [01:17] * The 5 phases of introversion [04:20] * How to know if you're one of the introverts at work [07:34] * Biggest myth about introverts at work [09:34] * How introverts at work can get the recognition they deserve [10:46] * What is often misunderstood about introverts at work [13:40] * What introverts at work can do to bust common stereotypes about introversion [24:44] * How introverts at work can benefit from diversity trends [15:53] * The worst thing leaders do when managing introverts at work [16:59] * And MUCH more. ♥ Share this episode with someone you think will benefit from it. ♥ ♥ Leave a review at https://lovethepodcast.com/BusinessConfidential (Lovethepodcast.com/BusinessConfidential )♥ Guest: Steve FriedmanSteve Friedman is determined to champion a more authentic and successful life for introverts. After struggling for decades as an introvert in the corporate world, he began to learn about introversion while writing his memoir, http://www.beyondintroversion.com/book (In Search of Courage: An Introvert's Story). Friedman now provides inspirational posts, insightful quizzes, and informational resources for introverts at work and at home through his weekly blog at https://www.beyondintroversion.com/ (BeyondIntroversion.com). He met his love, Jennifer, in Houston, Texas. Together, they have raised three amazing children, Gwendolyn, Madolyn, and Noah. They have all traveled the world and are now enjoying time hanging around the house together. Related Resources:Contact Steve and connect with him on http://www.linkedin.com/in/steve-friedman-1295a5a2 (LinkedIn), https://www.facebook.com/BeyondIntroversion (Facebook), http://www.pinterest.com/bintroversion (Pinterest) and https://www.youtube.com/channel/UClPbxNwmuTdFCOY5oIi18CA (YouTube). Join, Rate and Review:Rating and reviewing the show helps us grow our audience and allows us to bring you more of the rich information you need to succeed from our high powered guests. Leave a review at https://lovethepodcast.com/BusinessConfidential (Lovethepodcast.com/BusinessConfidential) Joining the Business Confidential Now family is easy and lets you have instant access to the latest tactics, strategies and tips to make your business more successful. Follow on your favorite podcast app http://bit.ly/bcnlisten (here) as well as on https://twitter.com/businessconfid (Twitter), https://facebook.com/businessconfidentialnow (Facebook), https://www.youtube.com/c/HannaHaslKelchner (YouTube), and https://www.linkedin.com/showcase/business-confidential-now-with-hanna-hasl-kelchner (LinkedIn). Download ♥ Follow ♥ Listen ♥ Learn ♥ Share ♥ Review ♥ Comment ♥ Enjoy
"Incredibly disappointed" police have blasted the behaviour of anti-lockdown hīkoi members who blocked a state highway, risking public safety. A strong police contingent is continuing to monitor a hīkoi involving members of the Sovereign Hīkoi of Truth (SHOT) movement at the Southern Auckland checkpoint border after a police line had to be used to move the protesters off the highway in the early hours of this morning. "Police are incredibly disappointed that this group of protesters have chosen to take this action," they said in a statement. "By carrying out non-essential travel they are putting themselves, our staff and the wider community at risk, while additional Police resources have had to be redeployed in order to monitor the movements of this group at the checkpoints." The group claim to be heading to Waitangi - but have been told they are not welcome there by local Māori leaders. Tai Tokerau Border Control founder Hone Harawira has described the hīkoi as "a scam" organised by Pākehā anti-vaxxers. "There is no invitation from Waitangi Marae, no invitation from the Waitangi Treaty Grounds, no invitation from Ngāti Kawa or Ngāti Rahiri, and no invitation from Ngāpuhi," the former Tai Tokerau MP said. The convoy of around 50 vehicles carrying about 100 people arrived at the Southern checkpoint border in Mercer just before midnight. Two protest vehicles, including a bus, remain parked on State Highway 1 in the northern lanes with the drivers refusing to move them. Traffic is being diverted around them and police are attempting to get the drivers to move them off the road. Police negotiators and iwi liaison officers were called in to help after some of the protesters "surged forward" on foot from Orams Rd blocking the southern lane of SH1, but when this failed a police line was used, a police media statement said. "The group was directed by police to a gravel area on Orams Rd, to move away from blocking the road and disrupting traffic travelling through the checkpoint." The group is trying to get to Waitangi in Northland where leader of the Outdoors Party and prominent anti-vaccine and anti-5G activist Sue Grey will be speaking. Grey flew to Kerikeri on a private plane yesterday and then travelled to Waitangi yesterday. Speaking on a Facebook livestream, Grey wanted to set the record straight and confirmed the Waitangi event was going ahead, but the "really, really bad news" was the hīkoi had been blocked at Auckland's southern border. Police had put a big truck across the road and laid down spikes, she said. However, this had been strongly denied by police. Grey said her co-leader Alan Simmons had told her that Hone Harawira seemed to have single-handedly convinced police that the event had been cancelled so a whole group of people were not being allowed through the checkpoint to attend. Grey, speaking on a second livestreamed video, said people stopped at Auckland's southern border were "pretty unhappy and frustrated" at the way they had been treated and urged people to go and support them. "It seems to me the people who need support are the people that are blocked at the border down in the south of Auckland wanting to come here that have been stopped. It would be helpful for people to give them some support because there are some pretty unhappy people there who are pretty frustrated with the way they've been treated and the information we have that it all came down to one person telling the police that everything is and that's why they weren't allowed to come through." She said it seemed so unfair that if you could afford to fly on a plane from Wellington you could get there, but there was no route for those who wanted to drive from level 2 into another level 2 area. Her advice to those who were being stopped was that it "if was good enough for police to block the people then it was good enough for the people to block the police", adding if the road was closed then it should be to everyone not j...
On this weeks episode I speak with the Incredibly talented Karen Jacobsen. She is an Independent Australian Singer/Songwriter , Published Author , Motivational Speaker and Internationally Renowned Voice Over Artist. She is about to release her 10th Studio Album “Ready for What I Came Here For”. Released on 4th of Nov you'll all have to be sure to have a listen streaming everywhere . She shot to a unique pop culture status by becoming the speaking voice in over a Billion GPS and smartphone devices worldwide! That is becoming the original Aussie voice of 'Siri', hers is the voice of reason, telling us where to go and what to do on a daily basis. Karen's story is unique and inspiring as she opens up about her 20+ years in the entertainment industry between Australia and USA. I encourage you all to have a listen in the meantime to her new single "Take Me To Hayman Island" and for those of you who would like to interact with Karen or find out more about her story please find the details below as well as the Iheart Writers group she mentioned. Thanks for listening Everyone Mitch :) Karen's Links On Instagram and Twitter: @RealKarenJ Facebook : @RealKarenJacobsen Iheart Insta: Iheartsongwritersclub Linktree: https://linktr.ee/realkarenjacobsen?fbclid=IwAR3yHPqTH70wzeQwjBUIIYxEBe-l4VMgdyOXPSCSbY2EIETtSTLCnoEexlU
The people were committed. “And Aaron said unto them, ‘Break off the golden earrings, which are in the ears of your wives, of your sons, and of your daughters, and bring them unto me.' And all the people brake off the golden earrings which were in their ears, and brought them unto Aaron.” - Exodus 32:2-3 KJV
Horrifica Americana is a new genre right here with author Steven Brown's "Carnival Songs!" Want controversy? Try this piece of dark historical Americana! Incredibly strong book that pulls nothing back but heartstrings, if ya' still got'em. #HorrorAmericana #DandyBrown #StevenBrownauthor #CarnivalSongs #CarnivalSongsbook #Hermanoband #kettlewhistleradio
Genevieve Solomon is a Breathwork Facilitator, Certified Advanced ThetaHealing™ Practitioner, Crystal Reader, and spiritual teacher. Her journey to healing, like all others', began with deep pain, and she shares this in hope that it will resonate with you and you will know that a rapid and effective path to recovery is not only possible but certain. For more info on Genevieve: https://www.genevievesolomon.com/ -- ABOUT YOUR HOST: Porter Singer is a spiritually-inclined musician, podcaster, and creative sound mentor. Her intention is to beam out a harmonious vibration that gathers lightworkers in collaborative community. More info: http://portersinger.com
Today's episode is with Gretchen Howard, COO of Robinhood. Gretchen joined Robinhood in early 2019 as the company's COO and just its second executive hire. She climbed aboard the Robinhood rocketship after 5 years building CapitalG, Alphabet's investment fund. In today's conversation, we dive really deep into what she's learned about executive hiring. To start, she explains how to align the hiring profile to the trajectory of the business to make sure you're investing in the right places. She also unpacks her hiring philosophy as it pertains to Robinhood, including balancing financial industry expertise with an innovative, hands-on mindset that's critical for startups. Next, she walks us through the executive interview process she's crafted at Robinhood, including the three traits that are always at the top of her wish list for candidates — including sussing out whether someone has a “knower” versus a “learner” attitude. She also explains her complicated feelings towards certain interview exercises and how she leverages reference checks. Finally, she shares her tips for successfully onboarding new executives so these hires don't result in what she calls “organ rejection.” If you're struggling with your executive hiring — whether it's coming up with the right candidate profile, aligning on culture fit, or finding that your interview process doesn't seem to be surfacing the best candidates, this conversation is a must-listen. You can email us questions directly at email@example.com or follow us on Twitter @ twitter.com/firstround and twitter.com/brettberson Learn more about how Cocoon makes employee leave easy by visiting https://www.meetcocoon.com/
Tight ends may not be your favorite topic to hear about, and to be honest they aren't my favorite, but they are an important position in Dynasty Owner. Hopefully you can find some value in what I'm about to present to you as there is a major opportunity to beat your opponent in this position especially. While others are becoming bored with tight ends, you should be trying to improve it. Your opponent's complacency is your gain. Any edge that you can find over your opponent should be exploited, and I think tight end is one of the most exploitable positions in all of fantasy football.-------------------------------------------------------What is Dynasty Owner? Dynasty Owner is not your average fantasy football. You may have your DraftKings and Fanduels of the world but we are year-round and put you right in the seat of the Owner, Coach, and GM. Fantasy footballers all over have been wanting a game like this and you may have even heard our name from Christopher Harris or even the Dynasty Nerds podcast.We use real NFL contracts and salaries in our game so when something changes here in the real world it affects your team for the year. With a challenge of the salary cap and keeping your team under it, you get the feeling of what it's like to run a business and see your team get rewarded when they win.Learn more today at www.dynastyowner.com and come see what we are all about.-------------------------------------------------------Connect with Dynasty Owner:Visit us on the web -- https://www.dynastyowner.comFollow us on Twitter -- @Dynasty_OwnerFollow on Facebook - www.facebook.com/DynastyOwnerFantasySports
Passage: 1 Peter 1:1-2 What does it look like to be a follower of Jesus? Jesus will meet you wherever you are at, but He will never leave you where you are at. The journey of growing into the image of Jesus is the journey of being a disciple. This series highlights the road that we are to take to be the person that He made us to be. The hope is that you are convicted to take your walk with Jesus to the next level.
I have two thoughts that I'd like to share and have a discussion on. The first is that Developmental Teams are really powerful and important for not only influencing the professional development of individual officers, but shaping the entire career field. I don't know that I fully grasped that until now. Yes, I've known about how they vector officers to certain positions, including command, but they can change policy for everyone. This is more a statement of my realization than a comment on whether that's a good or bad thing, but I am curious what you think about the concept of Developmental Teams.My second thought is why did it take me so long to understand these things? I recognize that it's largely my own fault because for the majority of my time in the Air Force I have eschewed the idea of being a commander. But I have to wonder if this is really the norm? When did you first understand command selection? How did you learn about it? What can we do better to help others learn this important information? Let me know your thoughts in the comments.Email your questions and comments to firstname.lastname@example.org. Join the discussion about the podcast, the Air Force, officership, and the Profession of Arms at https://www.airforceofficerpodcast.com/.Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/AirForceOfficerPodcast/Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/airforceofficerpodcast/Twitter: https://twitter.com/afofficerpodReddit: https://www.reddit.com/user/afofficerpodShare your officer stories of all flavors using #shootthewatch.The views expressed are those of the hosts and do not reflect the official policy or position of the United States Air Force, Department of Defense, or the US Government. The appearance of U.S. Department of Defense (DoD) visual information does not imply or constitute DoD endorsement.
Hub Arkush thinks Aaron Rodgers is a douchebag. He said it on our midday show yesterday. And today, he absolutely doubled down. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Missiles, missiles everywhere. Incredibly, the recent, frightening revelation that Communist China surprised U.S. intelligence by launching a hypersonic missile designed for sneak nuclear attacks and defeating our missile defenses is now yesterday's news. Today's news is that the PRC's puppet, North Korea, has surprisingly launched from underwater a short-range ballistic missile in the direction of Japan – a significant technical achievement for that otherwise backward country and boost for its principal export product: ominous arms sales. As we are sure to hear in the days ahead about Russian, Iranian, Hezbollah, Pakistani and other missile threats, the question occurs: Are we doing absolutely everything possible to have effective anti-missile defenses? The answer is “No.” We can – and must – quickly deploy sensors and weapons in space utilizing unconventional guidance technologies to meet the present and growing danger. It's time for a Manhattan Project 2.0. This is Frank Gaffney.
Your website is a powerful revenue driver for your business. Well ok, maybe it isn't now. But it CAN be. And if you're on Wordpress, this is not only possible, but INCREDIBLY easy, thanks to the wide variety and availability of the best Wordpress plugins. A plugin is simply an add-on that extends the power of what your website can do. There's literally a plugin for almost any purpose you can imagine, and each only takes 2 clicks to install! Today, I wanna share my top 10 must-have Wordpress Plugins that will put most of the heavy lifting for your website on autopilot. The plugins I'm gonna share with you will help you in these 5 ways: 1. Website creation (so you can get up and launched FAST) 2. Search optimization (so you can get found on the Google machine) 3. Communication (so your prospects can reach you way easier) 4. Security (so you never have to worry about hacking) 5. Speed (so you won't lose any more clients to a site that takes its sweet time) This is the exact same plugin stack I personally use and recommend to my paid consulting clients, and I can't wait to share them all with you too. Once you add these plugins, you won't just have a website. You'll have a true automated powerhouse working for your business all day and all night. Get a discount for your Blue Host Web Hosting. Go to
The Locked On Nets guys sit down and start looking at some regular-season win totals heading into the NBA season. They talk about where the Nets are heading into the year without Kyrie Irving and how that impacts not only their rotations but the overall win totals as well. Could he be the difference between the #1 seed and the #4 seed? It isn't crazy. They discuss why the Nets are built a bit more for the playoffs than the regular season and what to expect coming in. They also look at some other teams like the Atlanta Hawks and New York Knicks who could pile up a lot of wins on the season. It's a wide-ranging discussion with plenty of implications for the Brooklyn Nets. Subscribe to the Locked on Nets YouTube Channel Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
The gang is atop KSBar and Grille to get you ready for Kentucky's massive matchup against Georgia. -Common sports talk -The '85 Bears (huhhhh?) -Incredibly accurate predictions -Cats vs Dawgs Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
The gang is atop KSBar and Grille to get you ready for Kentucky's massive matchup against Georgia. -Common sports talk -The '85 Bears (huhhhh?) -Incredibly accurate predictions -Cats vs Dawgs Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Getting coffee earlier today, a barista asked T-Lo: “Sir, are you a Rocket Scientist with an PHD from Stanford? No? Thought so. You should talk to Karthik Balikrishnan though. He is. And don't forget your mocha.” Smart Barista. Karthik aka Karthi B the Dr. of ESG is a certified expert in aerospace, emerging digital technologies, and of course, ESG. Karthik shares experiences throughout his career, with a focus on how companies have navigated ESG in other industries, while offering insights into how the Oil & Gas supply chain can take strides to achieve net zero carbon emissions. Incredibly educational and unique perspective from a an who has been in the ESG trenches. Enjoy!! The post The Doctor of ESG: Karthi B on Tripping Over the Barrel appeared first on Digital Wildcatters.
Today, I'm going to be continuing my “Incredibly True Statistics” articles. I will be writing about a few wide receivers that have some baffling stats as we are close to a third of the way through the season. Let's do it…-------------------------------------------------------What is Dynasty Owner? Dynasty Owner is not your average fantasy football. You may have your DraftKings and Fanduels of the world but we are year-round and put you right in the seat of the Owner, Coach, and GM. Fantasy footballers all over have been wanting a game like this and you may have even heard our name from Christopher Harris or even the Dynasty Nerds podcast.We use real NFL contracts and salaries in our game so when something changes here in the real world it affects your team for the year. With a challenge of the salary cap and keeping your team under it, you get the feeling of what it's like to run a business and see your team get rewarded when they win.Learn more today at www.dynastyowner.com and come see what we are all about.-------------------------------------------------------Connect with Dynasty Owner:Visit us on the web -- https://www.dynastyowner.comFollow us on Twitter -- @Dynasty_OwnerFollow on Facebook - www.facebook.com/DynastyOwnerFantasySports
We're welcoming onto the podcast 2 Olympic athletes and INCREDIBLY powerful and inspiring women - Arianne Jones and Paige Lawrence. These two ladies met while competing at the 2014 Olympics. Arianne competed in luge at the 2014 Olympics, 50 World Cups, 5 World Champs, and won 2 World Cup medals. Her Olympic career was filled with a decade of overcoming naysayers who told her that she would never amount to anything, overtraining and finally, breaking her back, which was the catalyst to discovering the power of nutrition. After coming back 8 months later to win Gold she became obsessed with the untapped potential behind what is at the end of our fork and the power of your mindset. Paige competed in pairs figure skating at the 2014 Olympics, 21 International Competitions (medalling at several), and was the 4x Canadian Pairs Bronze medalist, and is now dedicated to helping entrepreneurs unlock their potential and achieve outstanding results while avoiding burnout. Through her Olympic career, Paige learned firsthand the exact mindset and skill set that is required for optimal performance, however, she also learned how the “high-performance career at all costs” mentality can cut a rising career short. She is now passionate about helping others achieve high performance in their businesses, achieve their audacious goals, and feel fulfilled without sacrificing their physical and mental health and happiness. We not only chat about their Olympic careers and the biggest lessons they learned in that process that they wish everyone could know, but we also dove into some very specific, tangible tools for entrepreneurs to take advantage of when it comes to pursuing big goals and success. It's one of the most practical, tangible episodes of how to avoid burnout as an entrepreneur, the biggest mindset strategies you can implement that will change your life and your success, and how your food can actually completely transform your productivity and mental health. Show notes: https://theheartuniversity.com/185-tangible-tools-you-need-as-an-entrepreneur-with-arianne-jones-paige-lawrence Kindred Bravely: https://www.kindredbravely.com Use code “HUSTLE20” for 20% off The Content Minor: https://theheartuniversity.com/content-minor Daily Harvest: https://www.daily-harvest.com/?sscid=81k5_ny39p&utm_source=sas&utm_medium=cpc&utm_campaign=aff&utm_term=2908821 Use promo code: HEART for up to $40 off your first box! Follow along with Arianne & Paige: www.intagram.com/paigelawrencecoaching www.instagram.com/ariannejones If you want to connect with us and other listeners in the Heart and Hustle community join our Facebook group here. Follow along: www.instagram.com/mrslindseyroman www.instagram.com/evierupp www.instagram.com/theheartuniversity
Episode #114 was filmed at the grand opening of Exotic Roots In Rochester, NY! It was recorded over the course of the day and features the different talents in the crew. Ajani Jefferies 1:43-29:32 - Filmaker & Model who's worked fore Nike, Selin Magazine and others. His movie "The Art Cartel" is coming soon. Follow him on social media @ajanijeffries. Crük 29:33-1:00:27 - One of the top graffiti artists from Rochester, NY. His graffiti collective even has a key to the city. He is also the drummer of the Band Arguments. Follow him on social media @dont_make_a_mess. Dexter Redic 1:00:28-1:15:52 - Bass player who is part of the band Arguments. He is the event planner of Exotic roots. You can follow him on social media @dextrousrediculous. Roccity Mark 1:15:53-1:32:52 - Mark is one of the heads of Exotic Roots and the person who brought me in! You can follow him on social media @roccitymark. The WIllistrator 1:32:52-1:47:38 - Incredibly talented graffiti artist from Rochester, Ny. Follow him on social media @the_willistrator. Rob Ingram 1:47:40-2:12:07 - Musician & singer, you can see him perform all over or check out his music on all DSP's. Follow him on social media @robingrammusic. Logan McKinney 2:12:09-2:42:59 Multi-instrumental artist and producer who's worked with Eto, Jai Black and others. Follow him on social media @eclatvibes.
On This week Special Episode I sit down with an Incredibly talented Australian artist. Merging as a new addition to Australia's growing pop music community, Sydney-based musician Charley is someone that encapsulates the talent and prowess of the genre's arena-selling stars with the forward-thinking creativity of its limitless next generation. Charley was kind enough to come on the show today and have a great chat about herself and her time in the music industry thus far. She is super kind and funny and helped make for a great episode. To all fans of pop out there I think you'll enjoy her new release "Arizona" out today . Links to it can be found on all streaming services and via her YOUTUBE link below . She is also very honest about the state of her mental health and we have a good chat about some of the hardships that she has come across . I also open up a little about some of the challenges I have come across Its a very raw and honest conversation . Also if you wish to interact with Charley she is active on the socials and is great at making funny and entertaining content on TIKTOK and YOUTUBE. Keep an eye on Charley's socials too about her work with Beyond Blue. I think you guys will love this Regards Mitch Facebook: facebook.com/itmecharley Twitter: twitter.com/itmecharley Instagram: instagram.com/itmecharley/ YouTube: youtube.com/itmecharley TikTok: tiktok.com/itmecharley
The Locked on Nets guys are on the podcast directly following the third preseason game for Brooklyn, this one a loss to the Philadelphia 76ers. It was a very sloppy game for the Nets who ended up with 26 turnovers when it was all said and done. It was tough to watch at times. One of the bright spots was the play of Kevin Durant who finished with 23 points on 9-13 shooting in his 26 minutes. But there was plenty to get discouraged about. James Harden continues to look a bit rusty, though he was able to get into some vintage parts of his game. And in general, the Nets had no answer for Joel Embiid early in the game. The guys break down the game all around including the play of Paul Millsap, Bruce Brown, and some others on a packed podcast. Be sure to subscribe to the Locked on Nets YouTube Channel Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
#PodcastersForJustice Award-winning, New York Times bestselling psychological thriller writer, Chevy Stevens, spoke to me about her life as a recluse, dreaming in prose, scaring the King, and her latest, Dark Roads. Chevy's debut novel Still Missing went on to become a New York Times bestseller and winner of the International Thriller Writers Award for Best First Novel in 2010. Her popular books, including Those Girls – which Stephen King called “Incredibly scary and suspenseful,” – have been published in more than thirty countries and optioned for film. Her seventh novel, the standalone thriller, Dark Roads, has been described as an "instant classic" by #1 New York Times bestselling author C. J. Box. Author Gillian Flynn has called Chevy's work both "Gripping ... [and] unforgettable." Stay calm and write on ... Discover The Writer Files Extra You can now have The Writer Files podcast dropped right into your email inbox every time there's a new show. No more shaking your podcast app! As a subscriber, Kelton will send you added insights, the chance to get TWF merch (like "Stay Calm and Write On" t-shirts anyone?), curated collections of shows like The Publishing Series and The Writer's Brain, updates, and occasional special offers. Learn more at the link below and take our AuthorPods podcasting course survey. Get 'The Writer Files' Podcast Delivered Straight to Your Inbox If you're a fan of The Writer Files, please "Follow" us to automatically see new interviews In this file Chevy Stevens and I discussed: Why writers need to be protective of their (daydreaming) time The romanticization of the writing life Tossing novel drafts in the trash bin The real-life "Highway of Tears" and a legacy of broken promises How to write a proper prologue, your first 50 pages ... And a lot more Show Notes: ChevyStevens.com Dark Roads: A Novel by Chevy Stevens (Amazon) Chevy Stevens Amazon author page Chevy Stevens on Facebook Chevy Stevens on Instagram Chevy Stevens on Twitter Kelton Reid on Twitter