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The John Batchelor Show
David Grantham #Unbound. (Intell.) The complete, forty-minute interview, April 5, 2021.

The John Batchelor Show

Play Episode Listen Later Dec 6, 2021 39:50


Photo:   Bar Harbor, Maine. Civil Air Patrol base headquarters of coastal patrol no. 20. Lieutenant Day, intelligence officer. @Batchelorshow David Grantham #Unbound. The complete, forty-minute interview, April 5, 2021. Consequences: An Intelligence Officer's War, by David Grantham  Paperback – November 11, 2020. https://www.amazon.com/Consequences-Intelligence-Officers-David-Grantham/dp/098440631X/ref=tmm_pap_swatch_0?_encoding=UTF8&qid=&sr= “Very little has been written on the U.S. Air Force Office of Special Investigations efforts in the global war on terror. Consequences by David Grantham provides a unique and fascinating window into the nuts and bolts of OSI counterintelligence operations. You won't be disappointed.”– Fred Burton, author of Beirut Rules: The Murder of a CIA Station Chief and Hezbollah's War Against America    In 2020, ISIS followers are being encouraged to use COVID-19 to sicken Westerners. An ISIS supporter attacked a Naval base in Corpus Christi, Texas. Iran and the United States exchanged blows in Iraq. We are still living in the long shadow of the Iraq War. In 2006, David Grantham was fresh out of college and serving as a counterintelligence officer with the elite and secretive Air Force Office of Special Investigations. Iraq was veering toward civil war. The U.S. military desperately needed better on-the-ground intelligence to turn the tide. Grantham found himself in Kuwait and Afghanistan, then at Iraq's infamous American prison, Camp Bucca. Not only was Bucca the breeding ground for the Islamic State, it was in southern Iraq, where America's deadly fight with Iran was an open secret. Consequences is both a riveting, behind-the-scenes look at intelligence operations at the height of the Iraq war, and a charming and sobering story of one man's journey through the pleasures and consequences that come with wartime intelligence.

Bible in the News
An unstable world that is right on course.

Bible in the News

Play Episode Listen Later Dec 5, 2021 7:04


We live in a very unstable world. Unstable economies, supply lines and trade. Political unrest and movements toward more authoritarian governments. Nations on the verge of war. Instability is everywhere. These times can be depressing, but Psalm 18:2 gives us confidence, "The LORD is my rock, and my fortress, and my deliverer; my God, my strength, in whom I will trust; my buckler, and the horn of my salvation, and my high tower.” While everything is shaking and uncertain, we have a rock on which to be grounded, our God and his truth. 2 Peter 1:19 says,  "We have also a more sure word of prophecy; whereunto ye do well that ye take heed, as unto a light that shineth in a dark place, until the day dawn, and the day star arise in your hearts."

From Our Own Correspondent Podcast
Sleepless in Seoul: South Korea's Exhausted Workforce

From Our Own Correspondent Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Dec 4, 2021 28:46


This year's surprise international television success is the dystopian South Korean series, Squid Game, which imagines people competing in a series of ever more violent contests, hundreds dying along the way. The show is a shameless satire on the cut-throat competitiveness of ordinary South Korean life; some characters explicitly state they are taking part in the tournament because it is no worse than how they were living anyway. When Chloe Hadjimatheou went to South Korea recently, she could see what the programme's creators were getting at. It is not just the death toll in Ethiopia that is so disturbing but also the manner by which many people are dying: civilians have been murdered in ethnically-based violence, while others have starved. Both sides have accused the other of committing atrocities, while denying any carried out by their own people. This war-of-words is being played out on social media with just as much fervour as the physical war on the ground. Our correspondent, Andrew Harding, found himself caught in the middle. Negotiations over Iran's nuclear programme were never going to be easy, but the two sides cannot even agree how to start. China, Russia, the UK and US are among those with teams in Vienna, hoping to persuade Iran to stop what they believe is an attempt to develop nuclear weapons. That would mean they cease enriching uranium towards the level required to make a warhead or bomb. However, the Iranians don't want to discuss this until sanctions imposed on their country are lifted. James Landale warns this presents a serious challenge to the chances of a deal being reached. Nobody is sure who first came up with the suggestion that one could “See Naples and die.” Nor is it even clear whether that counts as a recommendation or a warning. But if the quote caught on, that is perhaps because it sums up the dark associations many have with the biggest city in Italy's deep south: less economically developed than its northern counterparts, and affected by all kinds of travails, from earthquakes to mafia violence. The neighbourhood of Sanita is among the city's most deprived, but locals have used a famous church there as the centre for a whole series of regeneration programmes. Mark Stratton was shown around. There are still question marks over how Christmas will be celebrated this year – whether new restrictions might need to be imposed, because of the Omicron variant of the Coronavirus, or even a lockdown. In some countries though, it was already clear long ago that the Christmas period would provide little opportunity for celebrating. In Venezuela, three quarters of the population are now living in extreme poverty, living on less than two pounds a day. Yet as Katy Watson explains, Venezuelans do really like Christmas, and are making greats effort to mark the festive season, even with their circumstances so straitened.

Langsam gesprochene Nachrichten | Deutsch lernen | Deutsche Welle
04.12.2021 – Langsam gesprochene Nachrichten

Langsam gesprochene Nachrichten | Deutsch lernen | Deutsche Welle

Play Episode Listen Later Dec 4, 2021 7:37


Trainiere dein Hörverstehen mit den Nachrichten der Deutschen Welle von Samstag – als Text und als verständlich gesprochene Audio-DateiEnttäuschung nach Atomgesprächen mit Iran Die Atomverhandlungen mit dem Iran in Wien laufen aus Sicht der europäischen Verhandler nicht gut. Teheran habe eine destruktive Haltung eingenommen. Der Iran breche mit fast allen schwierigen Kompromissen, die in mehreren Monaten harter Verhandlungen vereinbart worden waren, hieß es aus Kreisen der deutschen, französischen und britischen Verhandler. Das Zeitfenster für eine diplomatische Lösung im Streit um das internationale Atomabkommen werde deshalb immer kleiner, warnten sie. Am Montag waren die Atomverhandlungen nach einer fünfmonatigen Unterbrechung wieder aufgenommen worden. Auch Eltern des Todesschützen von Michigan angeklagt Nach der Schusswaffenattacke mit vier Toten an einer Schule im US-Bundesstaat Michigan am Dienstag sind auch die Eltern des 15-jährigen Angreifers angeklagt worden. Die Staatsanwaltschaft wirft den Eltern fahrlässige Tötung in vier Fällen vor. Der Vater hatte die Tatwaffe, eine halbautomatische Pistole, vier Tage vor der Attacke gemeinsam mit seinem Sohn gekauft. Die Mutter soll die Waffe auf Onlineplattformen als "Weihnachtsgeschenk" für den Teenager bezeichnet haben. Die Eltern hatten auch auf Zeichnungen ihres Sohnes mit Gewaltfantasien nicht reagiert. Schweiz und Polen gelten ab Sonntag als Hochrisikogebiete Wegen stark steigender Corona-Infektionszahlen hat die Bundesregierung die Nachbarländer Schweiz und Polen als Hochrisikogebiete eingestuft. Ab Sonntag gelten daneben das Fürstentum Liechtenstein sowie Mauritius und Jordanien als Länder mit besonders hohem Infektionsrisiko, wie das Robert-Koch-Institut mitteilte. Dagegen werden Thailand, Usbekistan sowie St. Vincent und die Grenadinen von der Liste der Hochrisikogebiete genommen. Ungeimpfte, die aus Hochrisikogebieten nach Deutschland einreisen, müssen zehn Tage in Quarantäne, können sich aber nach fünf Tagen freitesten. Stiko-Chef Mertens: Booster-Impfungen nicht aufschieben Der Vorsitzende der deutschen Impfkommission Stiko empfiehlt Auffrischungsimpfungen gegen Corona, auch wenn der Impfstoff möglicherweise nicht so gut gegen die neue Omikron-Variante wirke. Der Kampf gegen die Delta-Variante gehe weiter, sagte Thomas Mertens der "Rheinischen Post". Und es wäre kein Problem, sich wenige Monate nach der Booster-Impfung erneut impfen zu lassen, um sich gegebenenfalls vor Omikron zu schützen. Die neue Variante schürt weltweit Sorgen, allerdings ist es laut Experten noch zu früh, um sagen zu können, welche Auswirkungen sie auf die Pandemie haben wird. SPD-Parteitag stimmt über Koalitionsvertrag ab Auf einem weitgehend digitalen Sonderparteitag entscheidet die SPD an diesem Samstag, ob sie die geplante Regierungskoalition mit Grünen und FDP eingehen will. Die Delegierten sollen über den Koalitionsvertrag der Ampel-Parteien, so genannt nach den Parteifarben, abstimmen. Die Vereinbarung verspricht deutlich mehr Klimaschutz, einen Umbau der Wirtschaft, aber auch Verbesserungen etwa für Geringverdiener, Mieter und Familien. Vorher sprechen der voraussichtlich künftige Bundeskanzler Olaf Scholz und die Parteichefs Saskia Esken und Norbert Walter-Borjans. Emirate bestellen bei Frankreich 80 Rafale-Kampfjets Die Vereinigten Arabischen Emirate haben einen Rekordvertrag mit Frankreich über den Kauf von 80 französischen Rafale-Kampfflugzeugen geschlossen. Das Geschäft mit einem Volumen von 14 Milliarden Euro erfolgte bei einem Besuch von Frankreichs Staatschef Emmanuel Macron in der Golfregion. Es ist die größte internationale Bestellung aller Zeiten für diese Kampfjets. Bei Gesprächen Macrons mit Abu Dhabis Kronprinz Scheich Mohammed bin Sajed wurde auch der Kauf von zwölf militärischen Caracal-Transport-Hubschraubern festgezurrt. Insgesamt haben die Verträge einen Wert von mehr als 17 Milliarden Euro. Union Berlin schlägt RB Leipzig In dGlossarer Fußball-Bundesliga hat zum Auftakt des 14. Spieltages Union Berlin gegen Vizemeister RB Leipzig mit 2:1 gewonnen. Für die Sachsen ist es die dritte Niederlage in Serie. Leipzig-Geschäftsführer Oliver Mintzlaff sprach nach dem Spiel von einer "katastrophalen" und "desolaten" Leistung. Die Berliner stehen nach dem Sieg in der Tabelle zumindest vorübergehend auf einem Champions-League-Platz.

The Documentary Podcast
Understanding Iran: Reconciling religion and democracy

The Documentary Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Dec 4, 2021 18:39


Anu Anand talks to Rana Rahimpour about how decades of turbulence have shaped Iran, and why religion, democracy and ideals all combine to explain Iran today.

Bloggingheads.tv
The (Not Boogaloo) Boys are Back (Robert Wright & Mickey Kaus)

Bloggingheads.tv

Play Episode Listen Later Dec 4, 2021 60:00


How reassuring is a Biden re-run, really? ... Mickey finds hope in Omicron ... Mickey rejoices in Biden swerving right on immigration ... Marjorie Taylor Green's latest stunt ... Mickey: Inflation could kill soft infrastructure ... Bob: It's time for challenge trials to fight Omicron ... How popular is BBB? ... Bob pulls a jiu jitsu on Mickey's dental care/car lube metaphor ... How doomed is Roe v. Wade? ... Mickey's mini-rant on Chris Cuomo (and Chris Matthews) ... Parrot Room Preview: The trial of Ghislaine Maxwell, a speech from the (second) French Donald Trump, John Mearsheimer on China, Bret Weinstein on Omicron, Farhad Manjoo on cars, trash-talking Sam Harris, Andrew Sullivan sings B&M's praises, The Beatles: Get Back review, Stephen Sondheim retrospective, Mickey discusses decadence, JD Vance news, weird murder in Beverley Hills, and Iran talk ...

WSJ Minute Briefing
U.S. Economy Added Just 210,000 Jobs in November

WSJ Minute Briefing

Play Episode Listen Later Dec 3, 2021 2:01


Unemployment rate fell to 4.2% last month; wages continue to climb. Talks to restore Iran nuclear deal stall. Retail stores bolster security after 'flash mob' robberies. J.R. Whalen reports. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Ones and Tooze
How Sanctions Work (and Why They Often Don't)

Ones and Tooze

Play Episode Listen Later Dec 3, 2021 32:53


U.S.-led sanctions have devastated Iran's economy over the past decade but have failed to curb the country's nuclear program. On this episode, Adam and Cameron discuss why sanctions sometimes work—and often don't. Also on the show: The travel and tourism industries accounted for a whopping 10.4 percent of GDP worldwide. Then COVID-19 came along. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

Steve Forbes: What's Ahead
Spotlight: Biden's Iran Nuclear Negotiations Could Be A Bigger Blunder Than Afghanistan

Steve Forbes: What's Ahead

Play Episode Listen Later Dec 3, 2021 3:23


Talks were resumed this week in Vienna about restoring the seriously flawed 2015 nuclear arms deal with Iran, a deal that previously did nothing to halt Iran's nuclear program. Steve Forbes on President Biden's nuclear negotiations with Iran and on how they could be a more significant blunder than that made regarding Afghanistan. Steve Forbes shares his What's Ahead Spotlights each Tuesday, Thursday and Friday.

Trumpet Hour
#651: Week in Review: Iran Mocks Nuclear Talks by Boosting Uranium Enrichment

Trumpet Hour

Play Episode Listen Later Dec 3, 2021 58:05


As nuclear negotiations with Iran are underway, the United Nations revealed that Iran just started uranium enrichment that blatantly violates the existing nuclear deal, showing its capability and determination to build multiple nuclear weapons. European nations, especially Germany, are waging war on COVID-19 with increasingly draconian measures, including putting a military general with wartime experience over enforcing vaccine mandates. A planned coup to overthrow Ukraine's government was uncovered last week, and Ukraine's prime minister says he has proof that the Kremlin was behind the plot. We also talk about Tuesday's school shooting in Michigan, China taking over Uganda's international airport, America's anger over an Israeli plan to build settlements in Jerusalem, Croatia honoring its fascist soldiers from World War II, and Hunter Biden helping China get control over a crucial cobalt mine. Links [00:58] Iran Nuclear (9 minutes) “Forget Omicron, Iran Is Three Weeks Away From Nuclear Breakout” [10:39] Germany vs. COVID-19 (9 minutes) “Germany to Fight Virus With Vaccine Mandates, Mass Surveillance, Army Generals” “Lurch Toward Tyranny” [19:40] Ukraine Coup (7 minutes) “Russia Frightens Europe and Fulfills Bible Prophecy” [26:35] Michigan School Shooting (8 minutes) “Viewpoint: Why Kids Kill” [34:37] China in Uganda (6 minutes) “What Are the 'Times of the Gentiles'?” [40:19] Biden Helps China (5 minutes) The United States and Britain in Prophecy [46:55] U.S. Angry With Israel (5 minutes) “Breaking the Brotherhood” [51:57] Croatia and Fascism (6 minutes) “Croatian Government Honors Fascist Soldiers”

Quantum - The Wee Flea Podcast
Quantum 175 - The truth about Covid, Countries, the Church, Culture and Christ

Quantum - The Wee Flea Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Dec 3, 2021 32:00


This week we ask what is truth, Covid and masks, what really happened in Wuhan?; Omicron; the Technoi Greek Alphabet; Antibiotics; Iran; Indonesia; China; Hong Kong and Disney; Olaf Scholz; Eric Zemmour;  Gulpilil;  Aboriginal Identity; Children choose new Church of England bishop; Rick Fulton; Stephen Sondheim; Diversity Officers in the NHS; Maria Yudina and the Saviour of the World    

Genstart - DR's nyhedspodcast
Genstart: Fodboldfatwa

Genstart - DR's nyhedspodcast

Play Episode Listen Later Dec 3, 2021 25:18


Målvogteren på det iranske kvindefodboldlandshold bliver for nyligt anklaget for at være mand. Og det er ikke første gang, at landsholdet for kvinder modtager den slags beskyldninger. I 2015 bliver fire transkvinder smidt af kvindelandsholdet med begrundelsen om, at de biologisk er mænd. Men det havde ikke været noget problem, hvis bare de havde gennemgået en kønsskifteoperation - for det er nemlig lovligt i Iran. Og det har det været siden 1987 - på grund af en frygtløs indsats fra en iransk trans-aktivist. Naghmeh Mahmoudi Kashani er cand.mag i mellemøststudier, opvokset i Iran og fodboldfanatiker. Hun udlægger sagen om fodboldfatwa og kønskifteoperationer. Vært: Simon Stefanski.

The John Batchelor Show
Is Iran walking away? Richard Goldberg @FDD. Malcolm Hoenlein @Conf_of_pres @mhoenlein1

The John Batchelor Show

Play Episode Listen Later Dec 3, 2021 9:40


Is Iran walking away? Richard Goldberg @FDD. Malcolm Hoenlein @Conf_of_pres @mhoenlein1

The John Batchelor Show
Iran at the threshold. Behnam Ben Taleblu @FDD

The John Batchelor Show

Play Episode Listen Later Dec 3, 2021 10:35


Iran at the threshold.  Behnam Ben Taleblu @FDD  https://www.msn.com/en-us/news/world/new-pessimism-at-revived-nuclear-talks-as-iran-escalates-uranium-enrichment/ar-AARoBst

Parallax Views w/ J.G. Michael
Dark Money Network Pushing Pro-Saudi/UAE Policies w/ Eli Clifton

Parallax Views w/ J.G. Michael

Play Episode Listen Later Dec 3, 2021 57:20


On this edition of Parallax Views, a group launched over the summer called the Turkish Democracy Project appears to be pushing pro-Saudi/UAE policies with the potential backing of a dark money netowork say Eli Clifton and Murtaza Hussain in Responsible Statecraft and The Intercept. Interestingly, the Turkish Democracy Project has no Turkish people sans two figures who were removed from the site's advisory board membership shortly after launch. A number of notoriously hawkish foreign policy figure including Sen. Joe Lieberman, Frances Townsend, and John Bolton are involved with the project. But the figures of interest of most interest to Clifton and Hussain are Mark Wallace,  a former George W. Bush administration ambassador to the United Nations, and Wallace's close associate the billionaire investor Thomas Kaplan, the latter of whom has boasted of his business ties to the United Arab Emirates. In this conversation, Eli and I discuss the connections between Kaplan, Wallace, Electrum Group, United Against a Nuclear Iran, and the Counter Extremism Project. The story doesn't end their though as a lawsuit was launched attempting to ascertain whether CEP was obtaining foreign funding. Then the government "an unusual invocation of state secrets as a third-party intervenor in a civil suit" claiming "that permitting the case to move forward would jeopardize U.S. national security". Clifton lays all this out as well as discussing Kaplan's over $800,000 to the UANI, a "treasure trove" of fascinating leaked emails including figures like the aforementioned Frances Townsend and UAE Ambassador to the U.S. Yousef al Otaiba, whether the Foreign Agent Registration Act (FARA) pertains to this case, the relationship between Iran and Saudi Arabia, the relationship between Saudi Arabia and Israel, Sen. Norm Coleman (now a Saudi lobbyist), foreign lobbying and influence efforts, lack of transparency around funding rather the lobbying itself being the biggest concern for many, Qatar, the relationship between Turkey and the Gulf States, Turkish anger over the Turkish Democracy Project's launch, geopolitics, the "Blob" and the foreign policy establishment, The Arab Lobby, AIPAC, the foreign policy establishment's protesting that its critics are just populist Know-Nothings, and much, much more!

The FOX News Rundown
Evening Edition: Israeli Prime Minister Urging The U.S. To Stop Iran Nuke Talks

The FOX News Rundown

Play Episode Listen Later Dec 2, 2021 11:06


In a phone call with the U.S. Secretary of State Antony Blinken, Israeli Prime Minister Naftali Bennett wants the United States to walk away from nuclear talks with Iran because they have begun enriching uranium with advanced centrifuges. The Prime Minister describes the talks as 'nuclear blackmail' saying Iran  wants sanctions lifted to create a massive flow of cash into Tehran. FOX's Trey Yingst speaks with Ambassador Danny Danon, Chairman of the World Likud Party and Israel's 17th Permanent Representative to the United Nations, who says western nations are rushing to make a deal.

By Any Means Necessary
The Movement Highlights Biden's Broken Promises

By Any Means Necessary

Play Episode Listen Later Dec 2, 2021 113:05


In this episode of By Any Means Necessary, hosts Sean Blackmon and Jacquie Luqman are joined by Richard Becker, author of “Palestine, Israel and the U.S. Empire” to discuss continuing talks between Iran and European powers regarding a new nuclear deal, how and why the US could possibly derail a new agreement, and Israel's continued fear-mongering about Iran obtaining nuclear weapons.In the second segment, Sean and Jacquie are joined by T.J. Coles, Postdoctoral researcher at Plymouth University in the UK and regular CounterPunch contributor to discuss the historical and contemporary exploitation of the Congo for minerals and how that exploitation connects to cold war drive against China, the long history of western powers destabilizing the DRC in pursuit of natural resources, and how the US government supports corporate extraction through AFRICOM.In the third segment, Sean and Jacquie are joined by Dedan Waciuri, an organizer with Mapinduzi to discuss state repression of the movement for Black lives, the importance of highlighting this struggle to prevent another generation of political prisoners, and the dubious circumstances surrounding Dedan's arrest.Later in the show, Sean and Jacquie are joined by Chuck Modiano, justice journalist and Sports writer for Deadspin to discuss the Major League Baseball lockout and the greed of team owners and the league, the brutal violence of gentrification and how it connects to many struggles in Washington, DC, and the broken promises of the Biden administration on ICE detention and deportation.

Real Estate Marketing Dude
PPC Vs. Facebook Ads, Vs,. SEO

Real Estate Marketing Dude

Play Episode Listen Later Dec 2, 2021 48:43


if you've been following the show, or following our blog, or noticing some of the products we built, not too long ago, we launched a product called listing advocate. The reason why we launched this product was because everybody in the world wants a cash offer today and we just created a solution for you to compete back against big tech assholes like Zillow, and all the above. So what we want to do is bring on a guest today, who's an expert, and we're going to talk about the pros and cons of different digital marketing. Brandon Bateman has been in the game of generating motivated seller leads for almost four years now. He's spent over 10,000 hours just generating motivated seller leads and today he is going to give us his expert insight.Three Things You'll Learn in This EpisodeHow you can crack seller lead generation in your businessDifferences between Facebook, pay per click, and SEO on websiteWhat works when it comes to advertisingResourcesSchedule a call with BrandonReal Estate Marketing DudeThe Listing Advocate (Earn more listings!)REMD on YouTubeREMD on InstagramTranscript:So how do you attract new business, you constantly don't have to chase it. Hi, I'm Mike way ambassador, real estate marketing. And this podcast is all about building a strong personal brand people have come to know, like trust and most importantly, refer. But remember, it is not their job to remember what you do for a living. It's your job to remind them. Let's get startedWhat's up ladies and gentlemen, welcome another episode of the real estate marketing dude, podcast what we're going to be doing today, folks since December what we're talking about all month long shit we need to be getting into for the following year. And if you've been following the show, or following our blog, or noticing some of the products we built, not too long ago, we launched a product called listing advocate. The reason why we launched this product was because a lot of real estate agents. Everybody in the world wants a cash offer today, you have ibuyers infiltrating every single offer. And we just created a solution for you to compete back against big tech assholes like Zillow, and all the above. And amongst that, one of the hottest tickets and one of the things if you can crack, if you can crack seller, lead generation in your business is very advantageous because that's what everybody's trying to do. So what we want to do is bring on a guest today, who's an expert, and we're going to talk about the pros and cons of different digital marketing. We're going to talk about Facebook, we're gonna talk about pay per click, and then we're gonna talk about SEO on website, we're gonna disguise or call it, divide the differences between all of them, so that you can get an idea you know, off of which is right for you. Once everything goes digital things change. The truth is that 99% of you don't have the skill set to even know what the fuck we're talking about. That's why guys like this exists, because he does a lot of this stuff for you. So we're gonna get into it and show you exactly what he's doing.And see how this rolls. Brandon. Say hello to our guests. This is Brandon Bateman, ladies and gentlemen. Yeah, thank you for the introduction, Mike. Happy to be here. Why don't you tell everybody a little bit about who you are, where you're from, what you do. And then I got a bunch of questions for you. Yep, let's do it. So my name is Brandon Bateman. I live in Utah, good old coastal Salt Lake City. Anybody knows that crazy market. I have been basically in the game of generating motivated seller leads for almost four years now. A little bit less seriously at first and a little bit more seriously, in the past few years or so. And I am proud slash embarrassed to admit that I've spent over 10,000 hours just motive generating motivated seller lead myself here that makes me an expert, but it also doesn't reflect highly on my work life balance. So that's, let me just ask you a question. So he's gonna share within the next 30 minutes what he's learned in 10,000 hours, but how much of that 10,000 hours of trial and error cost you?Oh, man, I mean, like my life. And then of course, like we've spent, gosh, our company like through through the consulting projects, and companies are working with spending their budgets, like literally over $100 million in advertising spend. So folks, the students spent over $100 million in digital ads, pay attention, take notes, because we're going to sort of figure out, when you get to that level, you actually really do see what works, what it's very hard to determine what works when you're not spending a lot of money on ads, especially nowadays. So what we're going to do is dig into that. So what would you like to start with, cuz I want to hit all three of these. And I want to dumb all of this stuff down. I'd like to start with pay per click if you're cool with that. Yeah, of course. Let's talk about it. Better. Yeah. What did you start with?What did I start with? What was your What was your first and what do you think is actually it was putting this to you? What do you think is the easiest channel to start with? If you're starting in the motivated seller? If you had to pick between SEO Facebook ads, or pay per click your top three here what you're an expert in? Which one would you choose?You know, it's gonna depend a little bit on the individual situation, I think a blanket statement that would apply to the most people would be Facebook ads as a place to start. So to give you a little bit of context on that maybe we just dipped super late because I'm sure there's into all three of them because I'm sure there's some people here that don't even understand what these things are. Right? So that's uh, at least give like a high level overview.The Facebook ads is basically the the paid advertising inside of Facebook. It's where you're actually paying to have your ads show up as sponsored posts on someone's newsfeed. So if you scroll through Facebook or Instagram, you see these random posts pop up with these call to actions. That's basically that's basically what Facebook ads are. And the for real estate. And say for a lot of people, they should start with Facebook ads if they have a small budget. And the reason being a small budget stretches the far this with Facebook ads.And Facebook is a channel that that tends to get you outA lot of leads for the money that you spend on it in comparison to the other channels. It tends to get you those leads relatively quickly in comparison to say SEO that just takes a really long time, pay per click will be quick too. But like I said, less leads. Facebook also produces a lower quality lead. But the magic of Facebook ads is you'll get some junk leads. But there's good ones in there. And those good ones tend to be your largest deals in your business, we see it over and over again, our clients, our largest deals come from Facebook ads. So if you have a small budget, Facebook ads is great. The problem is if your budgets bigger, you can end up pushing Facebook ads into an area where you're just getting really diminishing returns with it. And that's where some of these other channels are better. And also from the lead quality standpoint. Because maybe Facebook ads have a little bit of a better ROI than PPC with a small budget. A lot of times with larger budget, PPC might have a better ROI. And in any circumstance, PPC produces a much better quality lead, which means even though your ROI and your money's a little bit lower, sometimes you spend a lot less time chasing down bad conversations. That is the brilliant thing about pay per click and SEO. Just so you guys understand why.We're better. Yeah. Why don't you tell them why that is? You're reaching people that based versus not intent based looky loos. Exactly, yeah, that's what it is everything else that you do. It's all people based, you're looking for people based on their situations, and you're trying to target them, there is no channel that you have in your business right now, most likely, that's intent based, meaning you're advertising to people based on the fact that they have intent to sell their house, which is just a completely changes the game, because now this is like if you could put all marketing channels on a scale from outbound to inbound, you'd have like on the far outbound side, like your text, cold call, and the middle you have like maybe direct mail, Facebook ads, stuff like that. TV, maybe like some of these channels where you like, it is still inbound, because the person is coming to you, but you went to them first still. And then you go far to the other side, you reduce inbound channels, 100% inbound, like pay per click and SEO. And it's just a whole different kind of lead that goes faster. And they tend to be more motivated. However, the this is where people get screwed up on PPC though, it's expensive, and highly competitive. So you have to be ready. Like obviously, if these people are just searching on Google and looking for ways to sell their house, and they're the most motivated leads, which they tend to beother people want those to you're not the only person who had that idea? Well, here's what a lot of times, you'll pay more. So you're saying you're gonna pay more on PPC bringing the higher quality lead Facebook and get a bunch of leads, it's gonna feel good, it might stroke your ego a little bit, however, just be prepared to work for but in exchange for spending less money. So make sense.What do you who and how do you target on Facebook nowadays? When you're targeting these people? And are you writing in being an investor? Are you writing in special ad category issues? With all of that? So let's do one first.Yeah, the basically who we're targeting, it comes down to whoever we believe to be most likely to be a motivated seller. And I know that's like, really like fluffy. But but when I answer your second question, I understand why that's so fluffy. And what you're kind of hinting at here is, I don't even know when the change has happened. It's probably a year and a half ago, there was introduced to Facebook, basically, Facebook got sued. And someone said the fact that for a housing ad, you're showing it to this person who's older, but not this person who's younger, or this person who's a male, but not the female, or the person is a good one. But as it go to all that kind of stuff. They said That's discrimination. And I think anybody listening this podcast knows that that's the joke. But that's not to be PC nowadays.And in Facebook has to play by the rules, because they've gotten in a lot of trouble not doing that before. So if anybody knows to take this stuff seriously, they do. So we have these restrictions, and a lot of people basically mark that time is the time that Facebook ads stopped working for real estate investors, because you no longer can target your target person.Here's the thing about what we do. The strategies that we use retargeting on Facebook, we used before that change, and after that change, it didn't affect anything that we were doing. We did all kinds of hyper targeting based on all these different factors on Facebook, if I can matter is the strategies that we used today, even back then worked better than the strategies that most people were using at that time. And when that change happened, it didn't affect us one bit because we weren't doing that stuff. And it might sound a little bit crazy, because I guess I'll just say it. Our number one audience that we target on Facebook ads, from a performance standpoint is a 100% broad audience restricted only by the boundaries of where you want to get leads.The the caveat to that is we don't do targeting through targeting, we do targeting through optimization. So the way that Facebook works Facebook's a very intelligent platform with some very advanced machine learning built into it. The way that it would work business, say, you know, we equate marketing campaigns to phishing. And you say that, like you're doing a direct mail campaign and to the entire ocean, what would happen is you would make a cast somewhere, you know, drive the boat down 10 feet, make another cast do that for the entire ocean, that's what a direct mail campaign a direct mail campaign to the ocean would be, when you might choose to, you know, target the areas with reliefs because you know, that there's more fish there and whatnot. Right? The The difference is, and this scenario, Facebook doesn't just cast and then go 10 feet and cast again, Facebook kind of looks at the lay of the land that uses data that you feed it to kind of determine where do we think these fish would kind of hang out. If you're smart with your Facebook ads, you can kind of put the kind of bait out there that only the right kind of fish would actually bite. And that will attract the right kind of fish. And Facebook starts to learn they when I cast neoreef, I tend to get more bites than when I cast other places. And it starts to double down. So what happens is you target the ocean, but you only fish the leaf. And that's exactly how it works on Facebook ads. So but to do that, you need to know how to put the right bait out there. And you need to make sure that you're giving quality feedback on what actually is a fish to Facebook. That's where 90% of people get it wrong. So you're saying like on on the actual targeting, you're just targeting anyone and everyone, but it's the copy and the imagery that you're using Facebook's going out there and finding them for you.Yes, it's about the it's about the copy of the imagery. It's also about the ad experience after that point.And it's about the feedback that you give to the Facebook pixel to Facebook, telling it that you had a good lead. So to give you some examples of where people go wrong with this,one scenario would be just telling Facebook that you want to get a lot of people that you reach with your ads, you know, you're gonna get, you're gonna take a lot of casts in a place that nobody wants to take a cast in the middle of the ocean with Iran bait. one's ever gonna bite that. But basically, you're going to look in Facebook, and you're like, Wow, 200,000 people. That's awesome, right? Right. But they'll give you what you asked for, you could do the same thing with link clicks, you will be amazed at how many clicks you get to your website, and how few of them actually turn into any type of revenue for you. You can even do with leads, a lot of people are using Lead forms and Facebook. And what happens is you have this form that when someone clicks on your ad, it just pops up, it auto fills with the information and click submit, it's extremely easy to do. So it's a low friction process. And it degrades your lead quality and tends to get you the wrong kinds of leads. And then you're still giving a feedback signal back to Facebook, that's not quality. The way that we like to do it is through a dedicated landing page on a website that qualifies the lead appropriately. And only when that happens, do we actually give the feedback to Facebook that it was a lead? So then we're using quality information to do that. And then it's also about the ad, like I see all kinds of people because because here's what marketers do. Marketers put out there and ads, things like get the most leads where a B testing things all the time, right? You know what happens if you do that in this in this industry, you're going to end up with everything that's flashy, and aggressive, and tends to say things like will pay more than other investors and stuff like that. And what you end up doing is attracting the wrong kind of seller, because you're you're looking for a very specific kind of seller, that's not most sellers. If you havethat makes I want you I want to repeat that really quick. So that was a big nugget for you guys. He's saying like, if I'm if I'm like, hey, we'll buy it for less, or we'll get you more money, right, you're targeting the person that wants the highest and best, which isn't quite the best option for real estate investor trying to find a rehabber flip, right? Yeah. Or even if you make it like all about the offer, for example. And then you complain when you get these leads that are calling you and saying, Hey, will you give me for your house for my house? Like I don't want that? Would you advertise for you said, everything's about, you know, let's just take another hypothetical. So let's say we'll just use my market day I'm in San Diego, I want to target motivated seller leads. So I'm guessing the ad is somewhere I have a cash offer something along that lines like that right instant offer, or we'll get to that next but whatever the ad is, but I'm going to target I live in North County. So I'm going to target all the areas that I want to work in. And that's other than that, that's the only targeting I'm using.In reality, we use multiple forms of targeting. We're always testing at least three audiences at any given time. But the highest performer that we have, on average across markets is that broad audience and it really is and they find them because I've heard that quite a bit.I've heard that with a couple of the last few guests are like dude, just let Facebook do its thing, bro. But people have said that let them do its thing. How long does it take for them to do its thingIt's astonishingly quick, actually, I'm surprised, and this is athing is you have to monitor its thing.So to give you a little bit of a picture of machine learning, a lot of people assume that if you run the same campaign twice, that you're going to get the same result. It's not true. Because the way that the machine learning based targeting works is you could say you're using the same algorithm. But the thing is, the first data points given to the algorithm determine which way it's going to go. And from there, it's a whole different story. So just imagine, you know, your, your algorithms, just trying to walk a straight line, the way that machine learning works, if it starts to veer left, it's going to spiral left. If it starts to veer, right, it's going to spiral, right, the fact that it turns left or right at the beginning is completely random, you started out going straight, it could just be like the first people you reach just happened to be of a certain type. So what we see is like, I can get in ruts. So it tends to be it tends to be pretty effective out of the gate. But you have to understand the issues that you can run into, like we commonly run into issues where suddenly, despite the ads being incredibly clear, the landing page be incredibly clear, we start getting a bunch of buyer leads and renter leads and stuff like that it happens. And we've had clients get to this point, we get like 80% of your leads are like buyers and renters. And you look at the ads, like I have no idea why some of the things that are looking at this, but it's the algorithm found that kind of person that misunderstands it and that way, and it started getting that feedback, and then it starts spiraling that direction. And what we do is we pick it up, put it right back in the middle, and we get it going straight again and hope for the best that time. And stuff like that happens all the time. So you have to do that.Would you have to switch up your ad copy in that? No, you literally would say my ad cuz I've seen that on so my answer guys, I'll target some of you guys. And I'll be like, Hey, I'm running this ad and I run the same ad. But I'll get two totally different results.You can do it because the algorithm learns differently each time. So that's where a lot of people would say like, I'm not 100% on the side of like, let Facebook completely do its thing always. Because if your feedback, signal breaks, then suddenly your Facebook ad campaigns broken. Right? If it doesn't get what you're looking for, that's the problem you have with lead generation, if you're an E commerce company, they don't have to deal with these issues. Because a purchase is a purchase, Who cares who that is. But not all leads are created equal. So you have to you have to be really careful about that. But so it's about understanding those things. And like what's just basically quality being what it is and what's you know, an actual problem that shows the algorithms and misunderstanding something. And as long as you do that letting Facebook do its thing is really powerful, you just have to understand that the feedback you're giving, it isn't like closing deals oftenmonitor it, you give it a week to start. You can we like our standard processes, we meet with our clients once a month. And we kind of review all those things and determine if we need to change course, there's other little things like you know, tweaking how much money is going to each audience in the creative and stuff like that, that just happens like throughout the time period. As a business owner, I think you need to be in it once a month. And burn from lead quality standpoint, it purely depends on your budget, but most of our clients don't have a large enough budget that they really even have a big enough sample size to measure lead quality on a weekly basis. Or else you're just going to end up making lots of like really emotional, non statistically significant, non data driven type decisions. So usually a month like gives you enough data, although we'll give our clients guidelines like if more than x number of X number of leads is of this category, let us know. And you know, we make an adjustment accordingly.What are your opinion on look alikes? Yay or Nay? Are they good? Yeah, mixed reviews on the show. Some people said they used to be good. Now they're not good.What is your opinion?They they have come down from their peak look alikes were amazing before iOS 14, they're not quite as effective since then. They're still good. In this particular industry, you can even use look alikes, technically, you have what's called a special ad audience, which is really the same thing. It just doesn't include, like you picture this model, this machine learning model has these 1000s of different features that it uses as predictors. And among those are just not age, gender, zip code, that kind of stuff, right? So I just remove those. They don't predict based on those. But the those audiences have been, I can tell you, it's a in the industry in general on Facebook, they're good. If we're talking just real estate, they've been hit or miss for us. We have some time to do well with it. On average, our broad audiences are performing better than our special ads audiences. But sometimes they work really well. If you're going to do one, I think it's great to do one that's on a previous lead list. Those are by far our most effective. So you take like for example going to your CRM, every hot lead you ever had upload that make a special as audience based on that. Those tend to be pretty effectiveand nice people. Sometimes people like to like copy and paste their strategies from other marketing channels.Like mail or cold call into digital, and try to make like those look alikes, or those custom audiences based on their cold call lists and stuff like that. That has been for the most part very unsuccessful for us. We've seen, we've seen a break here or there with like a special ads audience based on that list. Custom Audiences based on those lists have never in like 25 attempts ever produced anything. And that'sa custom audiences. You're just saying no?Pretty much. Yeah, Facebook needs room to do its thing. When you give it an audience you restrict back. Is that because of the special ads? Category? I don't think so. Because even before then we didn't have great success with it. It's, it's really about audience size, there isn't. Here, a lot of companies that are like maybe even your company, companies advertising nationally use that stuff a lot more, because you could use a 1% look alike. And that's going to be 2 million people. And that's good. But if you constructed that to just a small market, then you're just dealing with a really small audience sizes, and Facebook doesn't work well with a small audience size. It's like some big expense. And you'd like to see what the beginning of a campaign for coal but million, 2 million you want to see that II mean, that's great. Not every market makes that possible.Population 500,000 markets where it's literally impossible to have a million or 2 million. So really, like it's a factor of what you can do in your market. We definitely like to go live, like our clients that go wider, geographically, they get more leads for the money and that leads tend to be higher quality. Narrow can be okay. But it's uh, yeah, in general, I'd say. Like, for your average, like, wholesaler, I'd say if you have a buyer, if you're anywhere your buyers run your ads, because you want to get as wide as you can. You don't want to get a property under contract and not be able to do anything with it. But you want to go as wide as you can. If you're a flipper, like anywhere that you know, you can comfortably do your business well. Sometimes we have flippers that will be more narrow than our wholesalers are in targeting but in maybe they pay like a 30% higher cost per deal because of it. But they have all the operational efficiencies that more than make up for that because cost per deal is not the biggest problem you know.So you have to kind of consider it with your with your business but we do have clients doing Facebook ads successfully and markets as small as 200,000 population.We love to see more than half a millioninteresting.And then I imagine when you're you have retargeting ads you're hitting as well on these people. How many retargeting ads are you going deep and then how important is that so everybody understands?Yeah, retargeting I think is like far and away the best money you'll spend on Facebook ads. Facebook is the most robust retargeting platform that has ever been created. It's amazing. And basically that the concept if someone's not familiar with that, is if someone visits your website, you can basically flag them and then reach them later. So think of retargeting like follow up that you can do even if someone didn't fill out the form, because all the time you'll have people coming in through pay per click, and you pay $50 for this click to get someone to your website, and then they don't fill out the form. And then you can reach them for like a penny or two each time on Facebook to follow up with them. And it's like no brainer money spent. Where people go wrong with retargeting is assuming that it's going to change their business from a volume standpoint. It's a it's a really realistically for companies in real estate. It's a low volume play. You don't get tons of website traffic, or clients from retargeting get a handful of leads a month at PAX usually, it depends on your website traffic, because that's the thing. You can't just scale retargeting so you have to think of it like something that amplifies the rest of your marketing, not something where you see that you get a good return, you're going to 10 exit, because you have to text everything the next year retargetingbut it's all for free for dollar. It's great.There's so many golden nuggets in this show. If you guys are paying attention. There's just a ton I'm taking notes as we go. And we haven't gotten the PPC yet. So one more question cuz I know this is gonna ask me next video versus image on ad number one.When you say on ad number one, what do you mean on your cold audience ad? Or in Oh, God, like what are you seeing performing? But we get that question all the time. I my opinion, but I'd love to hear yours. Yeah, I have her. I apologize that this is going to be a more complex answer than you're probably looking for.The answer is both. And the reason is, there's people on Facebook ads that are more likely to respond to certain ads and others where a lot of people go wrong with Facebook ads and when it comes to like a B testingis misunderstanding the difference between predictive optimization versus an inferential form of testing which is more like statistics that everybody knows and learns about. So with Facebook ads the most powerfulway to do this kind of stuff isn't just I run ad a and I run ad B and I observed which one works better. It's to actually like when someone's going to be reached by an ad predict for that individual person, which ad is more likely to influence them. And you will find that by having images and videos, you'll get better results than by having images alone or videos. Although, that said, on average videos are performing better for us. I think they, they act, we've tracked to videos, an increase in lead quality and in the quantity because there's something amazing that especially if you're like us, where we've seen, like some brilliant results with this is if you can have like the person who's going to knock on someone's door later, be the same person who's in the video ad. Yeah, because a couple of things happened. Like you build that consistency, you build that trust that credibility, and you qualify, like a lot of people forget that you like qualify as part of your ads, if someone is just going to be because as tough as it is, that this is the case it is the case that when you see someone you generate your own bias about that person immediately. If you reach someone with the ad that sees your acquisitions person and thinks poorly of them because of how they look or they don't naturally trust them, whatever the case is, they're not going to fill out the form. Yeah, you can naturally attract the kind of people that you're going to have success with. So what happens in our business like the video doesn't create the lead you guys the video creates the humanizationand it gets people to like see you're like a living breathing being almost always comes our company and say, Hey, we want to get videos we want to generate leads. Like if you start with the mindset you're gonna generate leads off a video you already shot yourself in the foot. It's more like you need to generate attention with the videos that we're creating. And use it as a way to get people not to think you're such a frickin blood sucking investor a real estate agents with a bunch of commission breath, spitting out fire out of your mouth. That's what the average consumer feels about us. Like, especially if you're a distressed if you're breaking into bankruptcy or divorce or something, and you just get this guy wants to buy your house. Like let's be honest, the very first impression I have is this motherfucker wants to take advantage of my misfortune. Yeah, I haven't got there. Right andyeah, and when you get to know that person, you you start feeling less like that. Right? Like that's, that's what you feel. Yeah, the video helps that. Yeah, so there's a lot of value to video for sure. I think. I think brown belt I guess is the summary. I wouldn't just run with you and how many ads you have going. Last question. I got them all when you're running obviously you have your your wide ad so like when he's saying you cast in that guy's he's got ad number one. It's probably going to like couple million people or a large audience and the people who engage or visit site that's who he retargets list. So how many retargeting ads you have a retargeting funnel, so to say already just one ad is just like a one two punch. I think with retargeting variety and creative is important. Because when retargeting more so than any other place in the funnel, you're likely to get fatigue. Yep, because if you're doing retargeting, right, your frequency, which is the average number of times that each person sees the ad should be usually we're targeting something like three or four per month. Right? So with that, if you're showing the same ad over and over again, you kind of become a crazy advertiser, just assuming that you showed on that same ad for a 16th time This time, it's gonna make a difference. Yes, it's probably not. So I think I think retargeting having a good amount of variety is important. A lot of people will always think about it from the standpoint of like, I gotta change out my retargeting ads every two weeks or something. I don't think of it that way. I think of it as like, I need to have like 10 ads in there. You know, cycling through because more evergreen.One adds a ton. Yeah, and then what? What you do after that, like, I think videos are great and retargeting. I'd love to use testimonial videos, because you have to think like if someone came to my website, but they didn't fill out the form, but they came there with intent to sell their house, what would be the reason that they didn't fill out the form. The only reason would be that they don't believe that we're credible, they don't believe that they can trust us. Whatever the case is, so you just kind of have to like you know, feel those things out. And I think your videos targeted around those those things like testimonial videos, review videos, that kind of stuff can be excellent. Even if like someone already filled out the form right? Maybe that video could make your acquisitions appointment later do even better. That's part of the thing with retargeting like, it's hard to measure all the impact that it has. But our average client spends less than 50 bucks a month on it. So it's like it's a no brainer for what you get.You know that it's a bit it's producing something good. It's just not a huge volume driver. Got it? But I'm sure the quality though is there and silent about getting as many Alright dude, this was like great any I think you've frickin nailed Facebook. Let's go on to PPC. I noticed with PPC with Facebook but um alright, let's switch gears guys. So like basically let me put this in real estate layman terms. Facebook people aren't like checking out to see what the hell you ate for breakfast. But when we go to PPCWe're switching the game like people are searching you out.So one of the questions we get all the time is Hey, Mike, I'm going to SEO my website. And I'm always like, dude, do you even know what SEO means? There's a lot of work there. Like if you just SEO one blog post doesn't mean you're going to become the top of the search rankings for the rest of the world. Right and become the number one agent people are under that impression. SEO is a very long term gameof what pops up natural when people are searching, but PPC is what pops up paid. So can you walk us throughPPC? Yeah.Yeah, so really PPC, called PPC stands for pay per click. The reason is, you basically pay Google to be at the top when someone clicks, that's when they charge you. So it's, it's pretty simple in that sense. So the targeting on PPC is keywords. What are basically what are people searching? Yep. And then what you do is you write ads that are hopefully going to attract those people. And you create landing pages that are likely to turn those people once they click into leads. And that's the whole game of PPC, biggest mistakes I see people making with PPC, it's easy to just like sending PPC traffic to the homepage of your website or something. And you get a horrible conversion rate with it, I see so many people just sending traffic to their main page or website. And the problem with that is there's distractions, PPC is a really high cost, click and you want to contain it the best you can. So we like to use single action landing pages, where the only option is that someone fills out the form where they leave, and there's not really the there's not really a second option, you're going to convert, you're gonna be gone. And you get a better conversion rate doing that, you get more of those people to give you the information. And then the other thing about PPC where people go wrong, is bidding irrationally happens all the time. And this just happens in a whole bunch of ways. Because when they say pay per click, it's not like Google tells you what it costs for that click, what happens is you bid what you're willing to pay for that click, and you hopefully get clicks at that price. And there's a whole bunch of stuff that happens there. Because the price of anything is just determined based on the competition and what you're willing to pay. Those advertisers that are number one and PPC, they pay a lot more for each individual click, then the guy who's at the bottom of the page that steals a click occasionally doesn't get that much volume, but pays really low for that. So you have to understand there's like that, that diminishing return and everything. But we have clients telling us like I just want to be number one on it. Yeah, that's irrational, right? Because it has nothing to do with the value of those clicks. Sometimes the guy number one's losing money, he might do the most deals, but he's got a crazy high cost per deal. Sometimes not sometimes that's a good place to be. It depends on where the prices are. I kind of think could pay per click, almost like Wholesaling Houses. I could go into a market. And I could say I want to wholesale. And I could think well, what do I want to do, I want to make lots of money by selling the houses for top dollar. Therefore, I want to find the most expensive houses in my market that I think will sell for the most. And I'm just gonna pay really high for them. And that would be an absolutely horrible wholesale strategy. But that's exactly what people do with pay per click, they look at keywords, they think, what are those keywords that are the best keywords, and then I want to be at the top for those and a drag to the top and the price up. Realistically, what you should do in your wholesale is you don't look for houses that are high value, you look for houses that are undervalued. So it's not about what the price is, it's about what the price is compared to what it's worth. Where does the market believe? So what we do is we look in for each individual click, we're looking at what is that click worth? What do we think that's actually going to turn into in revenue. And we're bidding according to that. And sometimes the whole market is just way too high, you're gonna see a good keyword, you don't even show up, because everybody else is just paying ridiculous prices for it. They're all busy. And sometimes everybody else doesn't think it's that great. But our data shows that that's actually a really high quality click. But the whole deal is trying to like it's not about the best clicks. I don't mind paying $10 for clicks that are worth $100 Rather than paying $50 for clicks that are worth $120 What do seller leads? What are seller leads selling for right now.Right now on on pay per click our average across the whole United States is about $260 across all the markets we're in. It could tell you San Diego would not be that. Yeah.Probably, probably honestly, here's what I was. The person I want to mention this is because like people always like oh want to get a lead gen game lead gen game like you're gonna have to invest.And when people are like, like especially in the real estate industry, they don't realize $260 per lead.Well, when you're buying an opt in, you're not buying a leader buying someone who has requested a cash offeron their property, so you're buying almost an appointment or conversation. And yeah, if you guys you guys plan on spending some dough, like it's not going to be cheap, but lead generation number is as it there's a reason why Zappos and, and Bed Bath and Beyond like put so much money into marketing their past customers is because that drives more sales and acquiring new ones we talk about this every week on the show you guys. There's branding and there's there's marketing, there's advertising, they're not the same, but they sort of work together. We're talking about today's advertiser go right at that lead generation. And yes, it works. But you got to have guys like this or you got to have like the right, you got another eight ads, right copy and all that stuff before you dive into it. I've seen so many people lose a lot of money pressing like a boost button. Right? Yeah, I mean it and it just like, you don't want to do that, like Facebook from when I used to be really heavy into Facebook six years ago. And then I stopped it for about four years because I didn't have anything to really sell is building my business.And I didn't mean to build on so when I came back to it, it was night and day different dude. Night and day different. Six years. Yeah, that's that's about it. Yeah, and phases, totally reinvented itself. So like what worked back then doesn't work today. And vice versa. This stuff's always changing. You just have to know how to change with it. PPC, and when you guys log on to the backend of like Google ad platform, you know, everything you say in here, I'll verify because I could tell you that my YouTube ads and my PPC ads are more expensive, but they're way more quality. Like, I'll spend double or triple the amount of money on those platforms. But I get people they're like, Hey, Mike, what's up? Like we get, we'll get clients directly from it. And we do notice the intent based on our end, and we're not selling houses, we're selling video services, right. So um, anything else you want to add on PPC?No, really, is really just that negative copy magic. The simpler the better, like guarantee, like, walk me through some headlines that people try to get over create this stuff sometimes. And sometimes just the simplest thing is like the best, isn't it? Yeah, I guess I can tell you kind of where people go wrong. People assume that creative is better than clear. And creative is never better than clear. When you're searching for something on Google, you're scanning on the page, that thing that most closely matches what you're looking for. Yeah, you don't care if they have like a pond in their headline or something. And that can actually probably confuse you and deter you. Because you're going to give about two seconds of effort to each one of the ads, if that. So the key point there is it has to be stupid, clear how relevant what you're saying is to what the person searching for. We use that we do that a lot by putting like the exact phrase in the ad because even if you say the same thing with different words, it's harder for someone to make that connection. And then you want to do the same on your landing page. Because because you want people to feel like exactly what they find on your landing page is exactly what they searched. Other like little little tricks. We've done a lot of taking someone's precise location on on Google and displaying that to them in their ad. Because let's just say you search and like I live in Lehi in Utah, right, we're suburb sort of Salt Lake City. Most markets have a lot of that, right? You have salt lake city nearby the other areas. Let's just say I search right here. And I search for like how to sell a house fast.And one of the ad says how to sell your house fast in Utah. The other one says how to sell a house fast and in Salt Lake City. And then the next one says how to sell your house fast and Lehigh. Which one of those am I going to click all things equal? Probably the one talking about Lehigh, because that's really relevant to where I live. So that's that's another trick that we're using help help improve a lot from a copy standpoint is we will dynamically insert whatever town even if the town of 200 people, whatever town someone's in, we will insert that into the headline of the ad when someone searches from that precise location. Have you guys done any YouTube ads?YouTube? Yes, we have. However, for motivated sellers, it hasn't been our best channel lead cost has been closer to PPC lead quality closer to Facebook. So it has, it has not been our most successful channel. Maybe we just haven't cracked the code. My hypothesis is I don't think a lot of the demo target demographic is spending a lot of time on YouTube. And like the target ability, there's just as isn't working as well as like Facebook, which sort of has a similar way of doing it. But just I think targeting is a little bit better.And YouTube's a little bit tougher as a direct response platform just because the call to actions aren't quite as obvious. You probably like you think there are other companies you know about YouTube ads, you probably had a lot of awareness. Not quite as many that you've actually like, clicked through the YouTube ad to do business with. I think YouTube really shines is an awareness booking platform moreso than like a direct response lead gen platform. Nothing it doesn't work. It does work. It just in our experience has been more and more expensive. Yeah, yes. I concur.Without 100% And I'm not spending crazy amounts and I'm not like super duper marketer, digital wise, I'm just I could be all those things are saying our checkout 100% Um, let's get into SEO really quick and wrap it up.SEO What the hell does it mean Search Engine Optimization? Guys? There you go do it, how do you do it? You create a shitload of content. And you have to be creating content. And then you have to know how to keyword the content, then you need to know how to structure it. You need to know how to blog, you need to add meta tags, images, link backs, like there's a science to this. Can you walk us through that? Yeah, SEO is an interesting thing. And just to kind of like summarize what it means Search Engine Optimization. Google exists for the purpose of providing the most relevant results to someone when they search. And there are tons and tons and tons of websites, at least 10,000 that talk about selling a house for cash, or fast or we buy houses or whatever the case is? How do you convince Google that your website is more relevant for someone search than one of those other websites? That's basically the artists search engine optimization. So you need to think about what does Google want Google wants to put websites goes to the top that are the ones that provide relevant responses. And the ones that they think are, are actually like companies that they can trust. Because if people always have a bad experience with companies that they find on Google, they stopped looking on Google for companies. So it's all about being relevant and authoritative. being relevant is the content game that you just talked about. It's it's about like, like, for our clients doing SEO, we do lots of blogging. Blogging is really effective. And sometimes not even because people read the blogs. But because the blogs add strength to the other pages on the website, and those ones rank. That's a lot of what it is. There's a lot of technical stuff, like for example, if your website loads slow, Google's not going to rank it as easily as someone whose website loads quickly, because that's a better experience.It's, it's about making sure that you're technically there, you give Google a sitemap and how to crawl your website. It's an from an authority standpoint, it's kind of a popularity contest. It's about getting backlinks. And backlinks are basically links from other websites to your website. And not just a lot of them, but really good ones. Because a backlink if I have a website that Google considers to be very authoritative, and I decide to link to your website, the assumption is I'm doing that because I see something of value on our website. And I'm the popular guy that votes that this guy is worth looking at. And that tells Google that maybe it really is. Yeah, so isn't all that stuff. The reason why like like, Brandon wants to even probably appear on this podcast, he wants to link back from my site back to his site. The reason why I appear on another podcast is I want the link backs from their sites back to our so that you get that authority, but it is a long game to play. So it's just telling you guys for those your SEO, SEO SEO works, I hear it all the time. No, I'm just gonna SEO that fuck out of that page. Yo, bro, I'm just gonna go ahead and SEO the fuck out of my site. That doesn't mean anything. Like it's not it just doesn't work that way and realistic. Like, I've been blogging for frickin eight years, I actually had my real estate site up to 10,000 searches a month, organically back in the day, and Chicago.And even real estate marketing, I had to 10,000 Organic hits a month, why haven't blogged in a year and a half. So I haven't had time and my traffic slowed down a bit. Right? plummets, yeah, there's a game there. You gotta have consistency with it. And it just, most people don't have the assets or the resources to do it right as my point. Unless you're gonna pay a team to go out and do it for you. Like, if you're not a writer, you're not a content creator. It's all that stuff. There's just a lot to consider when you're doing it. I don't think it's anywhere anyone would start. I think it's a game you play over long term, if you're going to commit to it. Person, yes. For this topics and purpose. No, I agree. It's not usually a recommended starting place for a client unless, like, we would start out with an SEO strategy. If we're working with a client that really has that long term vision. And we have we have a bunch of companies like we're doing SEO, and I think 30 Something markets are now we do a lot of it, because it does produce like the thing is SEO over the long term produces the best ROI of any jazz we talked about. So it's amazing. But But what happens where people go wrong is they spend money on SEO for three months. And then they look back at it and they're like, Oh, the numbers don't lie. This doesn't give me a return on investment. And they give up. But they don't understand that the game of SEO is a really long term game and you have to be consistent with it. And you have to fund it well. So it's a it's a channel where like, I it's not cashflow friendly. But if you compare it to other long term investments, I would invest my money in SEO before buying a rental property hands down. Because SEO compared to the rental properties can perform way way better in the long term. I don't invest 50 grandAnd then to the downpayment on a rental property, and then expect that I'm going to have a 300% return next month. But people do that sweat after March. Yeah, yeah, exactly what equity. Yeah, I agree with everything that you said there. This has been awesome. We went a little bit over, but the content was so good. We just kept on going. So I want to respect your time, Brandon, we appreciate you coming up on the show. sharing all this insight ton of nuggets on there you guys go back and listen to this one more time. If you guys want more about SEO, content, research to the blog and podcast episodes, we've gotten Trevor, Trevor mock from Karen, they have an amazing SEO website platform, he's really sharp and all that we have a bunch of other individuals that you can reach out to if you want to learn more about SEO, or call Brandon here, because these guys do all that stuff, too. But dude, you are a freakin killer, amazing show. Why don't you go ahead and tell our listeners how they can reach you if they need. They can check you guys out further. Yeah, I appreciate it, Mike. So the best place to check us out would be Bateman collective comm slash our ELP. That's, that's a page and the reason I give you that page specifically is you can go right on there you can schedule a call with with me or someone on my team to talk aboutto talk about what this is for your market. The really cool thing that we have that no one else has is the largest database that exists in this industry about what generates results for motivated seller lead gen, and how that is different across different markets. So we can give you a lot of insight into what might be the best strategy for you.And also, I know there's some people listening here who have tried these channels before, and you haven't had success.Our offer for that is basically a free audit. Like we can jump right into your Google Ads account right into your facebook ads account, right into your your website for SEO purposes. And look at exactly what he did. Where people go wrong with this as they keep on just like throwing money at things and then throw money at something different and throw money at something different. And just hope it works. But they never understood why something didn't work in the first place. The first step to actually finding success, if you haven't had it yet, is figuring out where you went wrong. And we can help you figure that out. It's a free service that we provide. Brough I personally will take a look at your campaigns. So that's uh, yeah, that's something that we're willing to do and I'd love to help you out.Thank you, man. Appreciate it. Appreciate you guys. Listen to other episode of the real estate marketing podcast. You guys know where to find us connect with us on social Facebook IG connect on our YouTube channel, make sure you subscribe, and check out the rest of the content on our site. And if you're stuck trying to figure out what the hell you're going to do in 2022 and you want to build your personal brand, get your ass on video and call up a real estate marketing Dude, we will script edit and distribute your video content and we make the process really fucking simple. Don't overthink this stuff on content creation 80% of your business is going to come from the people you already know videos how you stay on top of them and nurture that audience it's very simple formula. So appreciate you guys have a great rest of the day and we'll see you guys next week. Peace. Thank you for watching another episode of the real estate marketing dude podcast. If you need help with video or finding out what your brand is, visit our website at WWW dot real estate marketing do.com We make branding video content creation simple and do everything for you. So if you have any additional questions, visit the site, download the training and then scheduled time to speak with the dude and get you rolling in your local marketplace. Thanks for watching another episode of the podcast. We'll see you next time.

Habari za UN
WFP wachapisha video na picha kuonesha hali mbaya ya chakula nchini Afghanistan

Habari za UN

Play Episode Listen Later Dec 2, 2021 3:35


Shirika la Umoja wa Mataifa la mpango wa chakula WFP limetoa video maalum ya zaidi ya dakika 5 na picha kadhaa kuionesha dunia hali mbaya  ya kibinadamu inayoendelea nchini Afghanistan ikiwemo ukosefu wa chakula na kutoa ombi maalum la kusaidia watu wa nchi hiyo bila kujali masuala ya kisiasa ya nchi hiyo kwani wanaoteseka ni wananchi na watoto wenye utapiamlo mkali wakizidi kuongezeka wakati huu ambapo nchi hiyo inaingia kwenye msimu wa baridikali. Leah Mushi anatujulisha yaliyomo kwenye video hiyo. Msimu wa baridi ndio kwanza umeanza nchini Afghanistan, theluji imemwagika na mashambani ukame mtupu, hakuna kitu cha kuweza kuwapa mlo binadamu na wanyama wanaambulia majani makavu ambayo hata kuyang'oa ni taabu. Masokoni hali hii ni ngumu mno, mwanamke huyu anasema kila unayemuona hapa ana watoto yatima watano au sita ambao wameshuhudia vita na kibaya zaidi ni kuwa hakuna chochote chakuwapa kula maisha nyumbani si mazuri. Kauli yake inathibitishwa na Dokta Mustafa katika zahanati moja inayopokea watoto na kupima utapiamlo anasema “Hawana chochote. Wanauza samani zao, wanauza wanyama wao. Wengi wao wameuza mpaka nyumba zao…kwa ajili ya chakula. Lakini sasa hawana chochote chakuwawezesha kununua chakula.” Pengine vijana maeneo mengine duniani wana ndoto kubwa, lakini si Afghanistan, Mahmoud mwenye umri wa miaka 17 na mhitimu wa elimu ya sekondari akitamani kuwa daktari, baba yake amekufa na mama yake haoni, kaka yake amekimbilia Iran sasa amebaki yeye kumlea mama yake na wadogo zake.   (Sauti ya Mahmoud) – Evarist "Labda ni tofauti na nchi zingine. Hapa Afghanistan, kila wakati watu wanafanya kazi tu kwa ajili ya kupata chakula na kuwaletea watoto na wake zao na si kitu kingine. Nina ndoto nyingi na ninataka kufikia ndoto zangu lakini, kwa bahati mbaya hapa hakuna fursa ya kufanya hivyo ... sina nafasi hiyo." Mwakilishi mkaazi wa WFP nchini Afghanistan Mary-Ellen McGroarty anasema sasa jumuiya ya kimataifa inapaswa kuiangalia Afghanstan sio kwa jicho la kisiasa na nani anaongoza nchi hiyo bali kwa jicho la kibinadamu.   ( Sauti ya Mary-Ellen McGroarty) – Devotha ‘Tunahitaji kutenganisha umuhimu wa msaada wa kibinadamu na majadiliano ya kisiasa. Watu wa Afghanistan, watu wasio na hatia wa Afghanistan, watoto wa Afghanistan ambao maisha yao yameharibiwa bila makosa yao wenyewe hawawezi kuhukumiwa kwa njaa juu ya njaa kwa sababu tu ya bahati nasibu ya jiografia iliyowafanya wao kuzaliwa hapa.' WFP imetoa ombi la dola bilioni2.6 kusaidia hali inayoendelea sasa nchini Afghanistan lakini wameeleza mambo mawili makubwa mosi baridi kali inakuja na pili watoto wanaopelekwa zahanati ni wachache na  wanagundulika kuwa na utapiamlo mkali, je wale ambao familia zao haziwapeleki zahanati hali zao zikoje ?

National Security Law Today
The Ethiopia-Tigray Crisis with Cameron Hudson (Part 1)

National Security Law Today

Play Episode Listen Later Dec 2, 2021 29:43


The Tigray War in Ethiopia, which began in November of last year, has killed thousands, displaced millions, and has fueled a devastating humanitarian crisis in the region. This week, co-hosts Elisa and Yvette are joined by Cameron Hudson of the Atlantic Council to discuss the latest developments in this ongoing civil war. How does Ethiopia's political history contribute to today's conflict? How are China, Iran and other nations involved? And why is Ethiopia's instability on the Horn of Africa so crucial to U.S. national security? Cameron Hudson is a Nonresident Senior Fellow with the Atlantic Council's Africa Center: https://www.atlanticcouncil.org/expert/cameron-hudson/

The Times of Israel Daily Briefing
Lapid visits UK, French leaders during Iran talks

The Times of Israel Daily Briefing

Play Episode Listen Later Dec 2, 2021 15:41


Welcome to The Times of Israel's Daily Briefing, your 15-minute audio update on what's happening in Israel, the Middle East, and the Jewish world, from Sunday through Thursday. Political reporter Tal Schneider and diplomatic correspondent Lazar Berman appear on today's podcast with host Jessica Steinberg. Berman discusses the progress in nuclear talks with Iran that began in Vienna on Monday and will finish up today. He says expectations are low and things remain tense, but Lazar and Schneider agree that the participating countries are paying attention to Israel and its arguments. Berman then looks at foreign minister Yair Lapid's three-day trip to the UK and Paris, where he met with UK prime minister Boris Johnson and French President Emmanuel Macron. While it's somewhat unusual for a foreign minister to meet with heads of state, both Berman and Schneider point out that Lapid is slated to be Israel's next prime minister, should his and Bennett's coalition hold. Finally, Schneider offers a sneak peak to her analysis piece about president Isaac Herzog and his recent diplomatic stunts. Discussed articles include: Lapid tells Macron that only a credible military threat can stop Iran nuclear drive As Iran talks begin, Bennett urges world powers: Resist regime's ‘nuclear blackmail' Lapid tells Macron that only a credible military threat can stop Iran nuclear drive Lapid in the UK: Our fight against Iran and Hezbollah is good against evil In seventh round of nuclear talks, Iran's intentions will finally become clear Subscribe to The Times of Israel Daily Briefing on iTunes, Spotify, PlayerFM, Google Play, or wherever you get your podcasts. IMAGE: Foreign Minister Yair Lapid (right) meets with French President Emanuel Macron in Paris, on November 30, 2021. (MFA / Quentin Crestinu) See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

WIRED Security: News, Advice, and More
A Hacking Spree Against Iran Spills Out Into the Physical World

WIRED Security: News, Advice, and More

Play Episode Listen Later Dec 2, 2021 7:50


Hackers have targeted the country's trains, gas stations, and airline infrastructure, as cyber conflict with Israel continues to escalate.

From Washington – FOX News Radio
GOP Mapping Course To Big 2022 Advantage

From Washington – FOX News Radio

Play Episode Listen Later Dec 2, 2021 29:43


States have begun the process of drawing up new local and congressional districts. With almost a year until November 2022, parties in control have begun the process of redistricting, but critics say it's actually “gerrymandering” -- drawing districts that will put them in advantageous positions come election day next year. Managing Editor of Sabato's Crystal Ball at UVA Center for Politics, Kyle Kondik explains how parties have been redrawing districts maps to improve their position ahead of the midterms, the history behind districting rules, how partisan gerrymandering can be executed legally, and why Republicans seem likely to take control of the House in 2022 given their geographical and redistricting advantages.   The Iran nuclear deal talks are back on. President Biden's administration is trying to rejoin the agreement that former President Trump called 'horrible' and pulled out of in 2018. Dr. Jim Walsh, Senior Research Associate at MIT's Security Studies Program, discusses why believes the nuclear deal is on "life support," how close he thinks Iran is to building nuclear bombs and whether military action would stop their weapons program.   Plus, commentary by former New York Times reporter and author Alex Berenson.

The FOX News Rundown
GOP Mapping Course To Big 2022 Advantage

The FOX News Rundown

Play Episode Listen Later Dec 2, 2021 29:43


States have begun the process of drawing up new local and congressional districts. With almost a year until November 2022, parties in control have begun the process of redistricting, but critics say it's actually “gerrymandering” -- drawing districts that will put them in advantageous positions come election day next year. Managing Editor of Sabato's Crystal Ball at UVA Center for Politics, Kyle Kondik explains how parties have been redrawing districts maps to improve their position ahead of the midterms, the history behind districting rules, how partisan gerrymandering can be executed legally, and why Republicans seem likely to take control of the House in 2022 given their geographical and redistricting advantages.   The Iran nuclear deal talks are back on. President Biden's administration is trying to rejoin the agreement that former President Trump called 'horrible' and pulled out of in 2018. Dr. Jim Walsh, Senior Research Associate at MIT's Security Studies Program, discusses why believes the nuclear deal is on "life support," how close he thinks Iran is to building nuclear bombs and whether military action would stop their weapons program.   Plus, commentary by former New York Times reporter and author Alex Berenson.

Langsam gesprochene Nachrichten | Deutsch lernen | Deutsche Welle
02.12.2021 – Langsam gesprochene Nachrichten

Langsam gesprochene Nachrichten | Deutsch lernen | Deutsche Welle

Play Episode Listen Later Dec 2, 2021 9:11


Trainiere dein Hörverstehen mit den Nachrichten der Deutschen Welle von Donnerstag – als Text und als verständlich gesprochene Audio-Datei.Bund und Länder beraten über härtere Corona-Maßnahmen Bund und Länder wollen an diesem Donnerstag härtere Maßnahmen im Kampf gegen Corona auf den Weg bringen. Dazu schalten sich die Länderchefs mit Noch-Kanzlerin Angela Merkel und Bald-Kanzler Olaf Scholz zusammen. Der Vorsitzende der Ministerpräsidentenkonferenz, NRW-Regierungschef Hendrik Wüst, hat schon angekündigt, es solle unter anderem um umfangreiche Kontaktbeschränkungen für Ungeimpfte gehen sowie um die Vorbereitung einer allgemeinen Impfpflicht. Im Gespräch sind auch eine Ausweitung der 2G-Regel auf den Einzelhandel und die Reduzierung der Zuschauerzahl bei Großveranstaltungen. UN: Zahl der Bedürftigen weltweit wächst um fast 40 Millionen Im kommenden Jahr dürften nach Schätzungen der Vereinten Nationen fast 40 Millionen Menschen mehr weltweit auf humanitäre Hilfe oder Schutz angewiesen sein als in diesem Jahr. Die Vereinten Nationen stellen sich 2022 auf 274 Millionen Bedürftige ein, nach 250 Millionen im Jahr 2021, wie das UN-Nothilfebüro (OCHA) berichtete. Jeder 29. Erdenbewohner sei auf Unterstützung angewiesen. Gründe dafür seien politische Instabilität, zunehmende Vertreibungen, Folgen des Klimawandels und Auswirkungen von COVID-19. Groß sei die Not unter anderem in Äthiopien, Afghanistan, im Jemen, Myanmar und Südsudan. Milliarden-Investitionen der EU in Entwicklungsländern Die EU will sich mit Milliarden-Investitionen in die Infrastruktur von Schwellen- und Entwicklungsländern mehr globalen Einfluss sichern. Das Projekt macht damit Chinas Vorhaben für eine "Neue Seidenstraße" Konkurrenz. Wie EU-Kommissionspräsidentin Ursula von der Leyen in Brüssel mitteilte, sollen über die Initiative "Global Gateway" bis 2027 bis zu 300 Milliarden Euro zur Verfügung stehen. Geplant sind unter anderen Projekte zur Energieerzeugung mit klimaneutralem Wasserstoff in Afrika sowie eine neue Unterwasserkabelverbindung zum Datentransport zwischen der EU und Lateinamerika. Verstöße gegen Atomabkommen Der Iran baut seine Fähigkeiten zur Anreicherung von Uran weiter aus. Dies teilte die Internationale Atomenergiebehörde IAEA in Wien mit. Deren Inspektoren hätten am Dienstag die unterirdische Atomanlage in Fordow besucht. Dort habe der Iran Schritte zur Urananreicherung mittels hocheffizienter Zentrifugen unternommen. Mit dem Pakt von 2015 war das Atomprogramm des Iran stark eingeschränkt worden, um die Entwicklung von Nuklearwaffen zu verhindern. Unter anderem hatte sich die Führung in Teheran verpflichtet, in Fordow keine Zentrifugen mehr einzusetzen. Erdogan feuert Finanzminister Inmitten einer schweren Währungskrise tauscht der türkische Präsident Recep Tayyip Erdogan den Finanzminister aus. Der bislang stellvertretende Finanzminister Nureddin Nebati soll auf Lütfi Elvan folgen, der seinen Posten gerade mal ein Jahr lang innehatte. Vor dieser Personalentscheidung war die türkische Lira auf Berg- und Talfahrt gegangen. Auslöser dafür waren umstrittene Äußerungen Erdogans zu Zinssenkungen und dem Eingreifen der Zentralbank. Die Türkei muss im kommenden Jahr mit einer Inflation von etwa 30 Prozent rechnen. Schulschütze in Michigan unter Terrorverdacht Nach der Schusswaffenattacke an einer US-Schule ist der 15-jährige Angreifer wegen Terrorismus und vierfachen Mordes angeklagt worden. Dem Teenager werden zudem in sieben Fällen Körperverletzung mit Tötungsabsicht und Verstöße gegen das Waffenrecht zur Last gelegt. Ihm soll nach dem Erwachsenenstrafrecht der Prozess gemacht werden. Dem Schüler droht lebenslange Haft. Er hatte am Dienstag an einer Highschool im US-Bundesstaat Michigan mit einer Pistole vier Mitschüler getötet und sieben weitere Menschen verletzt. Großer Zapfenstreich für Merkel Am Abend will sich die Bundeswehr von der scheidenden Bundeskanzlerin verabschieden. Kurz vor Ende ihrer 16-jährigen Amtszeit ehren die Soldaten Angela Merkel mit einem Großen Zapfenstreich. Das traditionsreiche Zeremoniell gelte als "die höchste Würdigung, welche die deutschen Streitkräfte einer Zivilperson zuteilwerden lassen können", teilte das Bundesverteidigungsministerium mit. Die Feierstunde für die deutsche Regierungschefin findet vor dem Bendlerblock statt, dem Berliner Dienstsitz des Ministeriums. Als Ehrengast wird Bundespräsident Frank-Walter Steinmeier erwartet.

Stratfor Podcast
Essential Geopolitics: Iran Nuclear Talks Resume in Vienna

Stratfor Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Dec 2, 2021 9:04


In this episode of RANE's Essential Geopolitics podcast, powered by Stratfor, Emily Donahue speaks to Stratfor Senior Middle East and North Africa analyst at RANE. Iran nuclear deal talks resumed in Vienna on November 29. The JCPOA Joint Commission talks had been on hiatus for several months. Neither Iran nor the United States has thus far been able to agree to terms regarding sanctions or Iran's nuclear acceleration. Hawthorne begins by discussing where the last JCPOA talks left off. Iran's relationship with the United States and its neighbors in the region are critical drivers of geopolitical tension. Subscribe to Worldview and stay ahead of the news emanating from the region. Our analysts are always looking at what happens next. And now through the end of 2021, we are offering a special discounted subscription. Subscribe today!

PBS NewsHour - Full Show
December 1, 2021 - PBS NewsHour full episode

PBS NewsHour - Full Show

Play Episode Listen Later Dec 2, 2021 53:04


Wednesday on the NewsHour, the first case of the omicron variant is detected in the United States as more countries impose travel restrictions. The U.S. Supreme Court hears arguments on a Mississippi abortion law, setting up what could be the most important decision on the issue since Roe v. Wade. Indirect talks resume between the U.S. and Iran, but hopes for resuming a 2015 agreement remain low. PBS NewsHour is supported by - https://www.pbs.org/newshour/about/funders

PBS NewsHour - Segments
Officials pessimistic about agreement between U.S. and Iran amid tense talks

PBS NewsHour - Segments

Play Episode Listen Later Dec 1, 2021 5:44


For the first time Wednesday, the recently elected Iranian government is negotiating its nuclear program with the world powers who signed the nuclear deal back in 2015. Iran wants relief from economic sanctions. The U.S. and Europe want Iran to roll back nuclear advancements. Nick Schifrin is covering the talks and joins Judy Woodruff with more. PBS NewsHour is supported by - https://www.pbs.org/newshour/about/funders

The Ricochet Audio Network Superfeed
Heritage Events: The Iran Nuclear Negotiations: Why the Humpty Dumpty JCPOA Should Not Be Renewed

The Ricochet Audio Network Superfeed

Play Episode Listen Later Dec 1, 2021


The U.S. has held six rounds of indirect talks with Iran about reviving the flawed 2015 nuclear deal, which the Trump Administration withdrew from in 2018. Although the Biden Administration seeks to re-enter the agreement, formally called the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA), and then follow up with another agreement to “lengthen and strengthen” […]

Defense & Aerospace Report
Northrop Grumman Cyber Report [Dec 01, 21]: Convo w/ Chris Painter

Defense & Aerospace Report

Play Episode Listen Later Dec 1, 2021 29:25


On this week's Cyber Report, sponsored by Northrop Grumman, Chris Painter, America's first chief cyber diplomat during the Obama administration and who is now with the Global Commission on the Stability of Cyberspace, discusses how civilians are increasingly caught in the middle of escalating cyber war between Israel and Iran, setting and enforcing cyber norms, international cooperation to counter state-driven cyber campaigns and ransomware, and whether lessons from other domains like space apply to cyberspace with Defense & Aerospace Report Editor Vago Muradian.

Foreign Podicy
Strategic Surprise: A Conversation on Nuclear and Missile Threats with Rep. Mike Turner

Foreign Podicy

Play Episode Listen Later Dec 1, 2021 49:48


The People's Republic of China recently tested an advanced new hypersonic glide vehicle that circles the Earth and is designed to evade U.S. defenses and conduct a nuclear attack against the American homeland. A new Pentagon report reveals that Beijing is expanding the size of its nuclear arsenal much faster than expected and that in 2020 China's rulers launched more ballistic missiles for testing and training “than the rest of the world combined.” Moscow conducted an anti-satellite test on November 15 that created more than 1500 pieces of trackable space debris, putting American astronauts (and Russian cosmonauts) on the International Space Station in danger. The test also demonstrated again Russia's ability to target American satellites that we depend on for our security. Meanwhile, Iran continues to expand its ballistic missile arsenal and inch toward a nuclear weapons capability. As the Biden administration prepares its Nuclear Posture Review for publication next year, what should we understand about the Chinese and Russia nuclear weapons threats to Americans and our allies and what should we do about it? Should the U.S. adopt a “sole purpose” or “no first use” nuclear policy? What is the status of U.S. efforts to modernize our nuclear deterrent? What is the role of missile defense in all of this, and what level of defense spending is needed to secure our nation? U.S. Congressman Mike Turner, who represents Ohio's 10th district, is a senior member of the House Armed Services Committee and serves as Ranking Member of the Strategic Forces Subcommittee, which oversees, among other things, strategic deterrence, nuclear weapons, missile defense, and space. To discuss these issues and more, Representative Turner sat down with senior director of FDD's Center on Military and Political Power, Bradley Bowman, on this special edition of Foreign Podicy.

Rational Security
The "Holiday Hangover" Edition

Rational Security

Play Episode Listen Later Dec 1, 2021 55:49


This week, Alan, Quinta and Scott go guestless as they sat down to discuss the week's national security news, including:“Show Me Your Omicron Face”: Scientists have identified a virulent new strain of the coronavirus, leading governments to enact travel bans and other restrictions. What does this tell us about our future living with the virus?“Iran Aground in Vienna?”: A new round of talks seeking to revive the 2015 Iran nuclear agreement kicked off this week. Are the parties stuck or is there hope for progress?“Did You Know That 1 in 5 Former Federal Employees Suffers from Premature Publication?”: A new lawsuit asks the Supreme Court: are the prepublication review requirements imposed on former federal employees consistent with free speech?For object lessons, Quinta endorsed Colson Whitehead's latest book, “Harlem Shuffle.” Alan continued the literary trend by recommending J.B. Libscomb's philosophical history, “The Women Are Up to Something.” And Scott urged listeners to check out The Lazarus Heist, a podcast series from BBC World on North Korean cybercrime. Be sure to visit our show page at www.lawfareblog.com and to follow us on Twitter at @RatlSecurity. And Rational Security listeners can now get a committed ad-free feed by becoming a Lawfare material supporter at www.patreon.com/lawfare! See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

Two Nice Jewish Boys
#266: A Practical Plan for Peace (Dr. Mordechai Kedar)

Two Nice Jewish Boys

Play Episode Listen Later Dec 1, 2021 58:52


This episode is sponsored by the Podcast "Thirty Six" With Justin Hayet! Listen on Spotify, Apple, or wherever you get your podcast https://open.spotify.com/show/0zlLptB6swtpqPjkTe8ovV?si=6d00d84bc66448c9 *** We are also sponsored by Masa Israel, check them out at https://Masaisrael.org *** Israel is still licking its wounds from what happened here last May, as thousands of Israeli-Palestinians stormed the street in violent protests, lynches and vandalism. With very few people arrested and persecuted, it seems like the repercussions of what happened will continue to resonate in the near future, and nobody truly knows when the next time a match will ignite the explosive barrel on which we're sitting. In the meantime, Iran is growing stronger by the day and getting closer and closer to the bomb, while America's influence in the Middle East is weakening, and Israel seeks new alliances with unexpected partners like the UAE and Bahrain. To talk about all that, and much more, we invited one of Israel's top experts on the Arab world - near and far. Dr. Mordechai Kedar. Dr. Kedar has proposed ‘The Palestinian Emirates Plan' plan, which he claims to be the only viable solution to the Israeli-Palestinian conflict. Dr. Kedar holds a Ph.D from Bar Ilan University, where he's a lecturer and a scholar at the Begin-Sadat Center for Strategic Studies. He is an expert for Arab media, as he's fluent in Arabic and frequently appears in Arabic-speaking TV channels, such as al-Jazeera. We're honored to have Dr. Kedar on the show today.

The Libertarian Institute - All Podcasts
COI #195: Does Israeli Aggression Signal Progress in Iran Nuclear Deal Talks?

The Libertarian Institute - All Podcasts

Play Episode Listen Later Dec 1, 2021 71:43


On COI #195, Kyle Anzalone and Connor Freeman discuss recent developments in the new Cold War with China as well as the resumed JCPOA talks in Vienna. Kyle details recent reports about how Taiwan, eyeing China, is building its own submarine fleet with assistance from various nations including the United States and the United Kingdom. Kyle then breaks down a propaganda piece from Reason magazine that promotes Sean Roberts, who authored a discredited Newlines Institute report containing debunked lies about China's Uighur “genocide.” This is a major oversight from Reason and reflects that even mainline, establishment libertarians will traffic in blatant anti-China war propaganda. Connor then discusses the recently renewed indirect JCPOA talks between the U.S. and Iran in Austria. The other remaining signatories to the nuclear deal are in attendance as well and are speaking directly with Tehran's delegation. The U.S. has been consistently hawkish leading up to the talks, imposing sanctions and threatening Iran. Israel is nakedly attempting to sabotage the talks and the deal itself by spreading lies in the media and western capitals alleging Iran is preparing to attack the U.S. and increase uranium enrichment to weapons grade levels. Tel Aviv's seemingly desperate actions may indicate they suspect real diplomatic progress could take place in Vienna. Odysee Rumble  Donate LBRY Credits bTTEiLoteVdMbLS7YqDVSZyjEY1eMgW7CP Donate Bitcoin 36PP4kT28jjUZcL44dXDonFwrVVDHntsrk Donate Bitcoin Cash Qp6gznu4xm97cj7j9vqepqxcfuctq2exvvqu7aamz6 Patreon Subscribe Star YouTube Facebook  Twitter  MeWe Apple Podcast  Amazon Music Google Podcasts Spotify iHeart Radio Support Our Sponsor Visit Paloma Verde and use code PEACE for 25% off our CBD  

Conflicts of Interest
Does Israeli Aggression Signal Progress in Iran Nuclear Deal Talks?

Conflicts of Interest

Play Episode Listen Later Dec 1, 2021 71:43


On COI #195, Kyle Anzalone and Connor Freeman discuss recent developments in the new Cold War with China as well as the resumed JCPOA talks in Vienna. Kyle details recent reports about how Taiwan, eyeing China, is building its own submarine fleet with assistance from various nations including the United States and the United Kingdom. Kyle then breaks down a propaganda piece from Reason magazine that promotes Sean Roberts, who authored a discredited Newlines Institute report containing debunked lies about China's Uighur “genocide.” This is a major oversight from Reason and reflects that even mainline, establishment libertarians will traffic in blatant anti-China war propaganda. Connor then discusses the recently renewed indirect JCPOA talks between the U.S. and Iran in Austria. The other remaining signatories to the nuclear deal are in attendance as well and are speaking directly with Tehran's delegation. The U.S. has been consistently hawkish leading up to the talks, imposing sanctions and threatening Iran. Israel is nakedly attempting to sabotage the talks and the deal itself by spreading lies in the media and western capitals alleging Iran is preparing to attack the U.S. and increase uranium enrichment to weapons grade levels. Tel Aviv's seemingly desperate actions may indicate they suspect real diplomatic progress could take place in Vienna. Odysee Rumble  Donate LBRY Credits bTTEiLoteVdMbLS7YqDVSZyjEY1eMgW7CP Donate Bitcoin 36PP4kT28jjUZcL44dXDonFwrVVDHntsrk Donate Bitcoin Cash Qp6gznu4xm97cj7j9vqepqxcfuctq2exvvqu7aamz6 Patreon Subscribe Star YouTube Facebook  Twitter  MeWe Apple Podcast  Amazon Music Google Podcasts Spotify iHeart Radio Support Our Sponsor Visit Paloma Verde and use code PEACE for 25% off our CBD  

The Times of Israel Daily Briefing
Did Israel get it all wrong on Iran?

The Times of Israel Daily Briefing

Play Episode Listen Later Dec 1, 2021 15:36


Welcome to The Times of Israel's Daily Briefing, your 15-minute audio update on what's happening in Israel, the Middle East, and the Jewish world, from Sunday through Thursday. US correspondent Jacob Magid and reporter Amy Spiro appear on today's podcast with host Raoul Wootliff On today's show, we assess Israel's role in preventing Iran from reaching nuclear capability and the allegations that politicians' inability to adopt a nuanced approach led to "colossal" policy failure. We discuss yesterday's United Nations Security Council meeting on Israel/Palestine and the US Ambassador to the UN Linda Thomas-Greenfield's unexpected comments there. After the World Squash Federation announced that the World Men's Team Squash Championship scheduled for next week in Kuala Lumpur was canceled after Malaysian authorities refused to allow entry to Israeli athletes, we look at the ongoing efforts to boycott Israel in the world on the sport. And we'll hear about Hanukkah in popular culture and its emerging role in festive flicks and romance novels. Discussed articles include: He led IDF intel gathering on Iran, was ignored and fears Israel is now paying price US envoy to Security Council: Settlement building has ‘reached a critical juncture' Squash world championship in Malaysia canceled over refusal to allow in Israelis Love, laughter, latkes: Hanukkah rom-coms are having a moment Subscribe to The Times of Israel Daily Briefing on iTunes, Spotify, PlayerFM, Google Play, or wherever you get your podcasts. PHOTO: In this photo released by the US Air Force, an Israeli Air Force F-15 Strike Eagle flies in formation with a US Air Force B-1B Lancer over Israel as part of a deterrence flight Saturday, Oct. 30, 2021. (US Air Force/Senior Airman Jerreht Harris via AP) See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

The World According To Ben Stein
Whatever You Do, Don't Call Them The "Jihad Squad"!

The World According To Ben Stein

Play Episode Listen Later Dec 1, 2021 65:15


Ben Stein and co-host Judah Friedman are joined by Gary Collins of SimpleLifeNow.com and Rob Kendall From https://www.wibc.com/mock-n-rob/ to discuss, if you are a squad that believes in Jihad, you are The Jihad squad. Lauren Boebert, if you want to be like Trump act like him, don't capitulate to the media or your party. Plus a whole lot more.

Modern Persian Food
Connecting to our Culture through Food with special guest Cynthia Banafsheh Samanian

Modern Persian Food

Play Episode Listen Later Dec 1, 2021 27:34


Join Bita and Beata in today's culinary conversation about connecting to our culture with special guest Cynthia Banafsheh Samanian.  Cynthia is an expert in experiential marketing, teaches cooking class business school, and runs a podcast.  Cynthia is a great example of a woman who has built on her bi-cultural up-bringing to help others come together at the table, both literally and figuratively.   What is your mission with regards to experiential marketing with regards to your culture? “At the end of the day I am all about helping people share their culture and share their stories around food”   Is there a MPF podcast episode that you particularly connected with and why? Yes!  Episode 31, Caspian Chef Mom is from “shomal”, Farsi for the northern region of Iran and I had never heard anyone speak of the specialty foods of this region that I grew up eating   Favorite family foods - Cynthia's folks used to overnight the following Persian foods to her! Mirza ghassemi (and fresh eggs to cook and enjoy along side) Seer torshi Khoresh bademjoon   Persian foods Cynthia likes to cook: Sabzi polo Salad shirazi Cotlet Ghormeh sabzi Loobia polo Kookoo seebzamini   What do you hope to pass down to your young kids with regards to Persian-French (husband is French American) food culture? A rice cooker that makes perfect tahdig! A remembrance of Cynthia's mom's saying, “you can tell that a house is warm when the kitchen is busy” Side note:  Cynthia's parents (like many of ours) were immigrants - food was a way to bring people into their home and introduce them to Persian culture and to connect   Ask the Beats Cynthia asks the Beats:  If you could teach someone one thing, what dish would it be and why? How to make the perfect tahdig, tahchin, and an appetizer sampling platter Let us know if you are interested in Bita and Beata hosting their own cooking class!   Contact us at hello@modernpersianfood.com or Instagram   Resources and recipes from this episode: Episode 31:  Cultural Spotlight Caspian Regional Foods with Special Guest The Caspian Chef   Find Cynthia at: The Experiential Table Podcast | Food Marketing Podcast Hidden Rhythm: Teach Online Cooking Classes Culinary Marketing Coach (@hiddenrhythm) • Instagram photos and videos Bita's recipe links: Salad Shirazi | Persian Cucumber and Tomato Salad Persian Tahdig How to Prepare Persian Rice in a Rice Cooker Tah-cheen Baked Persian Chicken and Rice Casserole Tahchin Bites   Beata's recipe links: Persian Salads: Maast-o-Khiar with Shallot and Salad Shirazi Katte Persian Rice with Tahdig Persian Jeweled Tahchin All Modern Persian Food episodes can be found at: Episodes Co-host Beata Nazem Kelley blog: BeatsEats – Persian Girl Desperately Addicted to Food! Co-host Bita Arabian blog: Oven Hug - Healthy Persian Recipes | Modern Persian Recipes   Podcast production by Alvarez Audio

The World and Everything In It
12.1.21 Washington Wednesday, World Tour, and giving books

The World and Everything In It

Play Episode Listen Later Dec 1, 2021 35:23


On Washington Wednesday, Mary Reichard talks to Robert Wilkie about the Iran nuclear agreement negotiations; on World Tour, Onize Ohikere reports on elections in Honduras and a transfer of power in Barbados; and Emily Whitten recommends gift options for the book-lover on your Christmas list. Plus: commentary from Janie B. Cheaney, monumental love, and the Wednesday morning news.

Pod Save the World
Rihanna replaces the Queen

Pod Save the World

Play Episode Listen Later Dec 1, 2021 82:37


Tommy and Ben cover the Omicron variant, a history making Prime Minister in Sweden, the Nordstream 2 pipeline and tensions in Ukraine, corruption and spies in international soccer, Jared Kushner goes hunting for gulf oil kickbacks, a historic election in Honduras, the Iran deal talks on life support, maple syrup cartels and Oasis. Then Tommy talks with Pashtana Durrani about her work educating women and girls in Afghanistan. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

The Tipping Point with Jimmy Evans
Wars and Rumors of Wars

The Tipping Point with Jimmy Evans

Play Episode Listen Later Dec 1, 2021 23:54


The end times will bring a battle for our peace like nothing else. We must be ready to fight for it. In the subscriber portion, I share about the latest urge from Iran to destroy Israel. Get your copy ofTipping Point here: http://endtimes.com/book Listen to the full episode, plus Q&A, when you subscribe at endtimes.com Watch this podcast on YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/c/JimmyEvans Follow Jimmy Evans on Facebook and Instagram Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Newshour
In Yemen, Houthi rebels close in on key city

Newshour

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 30, 2021 48:32


Rebel Houthis, a group based in the north, and allied to Iran, have seized large amounts of strategically important territory -- and are advancing on the oil rich city of Marib, where 800,000 people are displaced. We hear from our correspondent as well as a former Yemeni deputy foreign minister. Also on the programme, as incoming German chancellor Olaf Scholz announces he wants to hold a vote to determine whether to make the vaccine compulsory, we discuss the new Omicron variant with the director of the Center at the University of Minnesota. And, research published today on how the Arctic may soon get more rainfall than snowfall. The lead author of the report discusses its implications. (Photo: Armed Houthi supporters hold up weapons during a gathering to mobilize more fighters into the battlefronts amid an escalating war between the Houthis and Saudi-backed Yemeni troops, in Sana"a, Yemen, 24 November 2021. EPA/YAHYA ARHAB)

Armstrong and Getty
Chin Jobs

Armstrong and Getty

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 30, 2021 45:45


Hour 2 of the A&G show shares a story out of Iran, where some secrets were released in an interesting way. Dr. Fauci seems to have let his ego go to his head in an interview with Margaret Brennan. There's a startling syrup shortage in Canada. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com

The Intelligence
Centrifugal forces: Iran nuclear talks resume

The Intelligence

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 30, 2021 22:51


Things were all smiles after negotiations resumed—but it is difficult to see how a middle ground can be reached in Iran's nuclear ambitions. Apple's surprise move to permit repairs to its hardware reflects the growing “right to repair” movement, and a shift in the notion of tech ownership. And the “grab lists” that museum curators prefer not to talk about. Have your say about “The Intelligence” in our survey here www.economist.com/intelligencesurvey. And for full access to print, digital and audio editions of The Economist, subscribe here www.economist.com/intelligenceoffer See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

Economist Radio
Centrifugal forces: Iran nuclear talks resume

Economist Radio

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 30, 2021 22:51


Things were all smiles after negotiations resumed—but it is difficult to see how a middle ground can be reached in Iran's nuclear ambitions. Apple's surprise move to permit repairs to its hardware reflects the growing “right to repair” movement, and a shift in the notion of tech ownership. And the “grab lists” that museum curators prefer not to talk about. Have your say about “The Intelligence” in our survey here www.economist.com/intelligencesurvey. And for full access to print, digital and audio editions of The Economist, subscribe here www.economist.com/intelligenceoffer See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

Radio Javan Podcasts
RJ Countdown (EP 129 - November 2021)

Radio Javan Podcasts

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 30, 2021


The John Batchelor Show
Iran demands. Malcolm Hoenlein @Conf_of_pres @mhoenlein1 @ThadMcCotter

The John Batchelor Show

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 30, 2021 14:05


Iran demands. Malcolm Hoenlein @Conf_of_pres @mhoenlein1 @ThadMcCotter   https://www.nytimes.com/2021/11/29/world/europe/iran-sanctions-nuclear-talks.html

Speak The Truth
Iran Is Out For Blood - Ep:50

Speak The Truth

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 29, 2021 38:27


CNN gets a tad bit roasted for their phony headlines while Iran decides it really wants to wipe Israel off the map. Joe Biden is partially awake and a new strand of the virus is coming around. --- Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/speak-the-truth1/support