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Cinematic Underdogs
80. Hard Knocks in Season: The Arizona Cardinals (2022)

Cinematic Underdogs

Play Episode Listen Later Feb 7, 2023 90:34


In anticipation of Super Bowl LVII, we're back with a follow up to our episode on Hard Knocks: Training Camp w/ The Detroit Lions, this time tackling Hard Knocks in Season: The Arizona Cardinals. This is easily our most sporty episode yet. As always, though, we transfer the narratives on the field into the world of celluloid dreams. Quite literally: To break the ice, we enumerate the stories and moments from the 2022-2023 NFL season we each think might one day translate fluidly to the silver screen. Purdy, Brady, Hamlin, & Wilson all make our cut (for very different hypothetical movie genres). Finally, after confabulating wild movie premises of our own, we dig into main event and discuss the AZ Cardinal's grueling, abysmal, train-wreck season, marred by motivational apathy, nonstop injuries, and serial underachievement.  The lackluster display on the field turned so dour, in fact, it took its toll on HBO's show. Noting the gloomy moroseness of each successive episode, we end up in a caustic discussion over whether Hard Knocks in Season: The Arizona Cardinals might be best viewed as an unintentional workplace farce or a tragicomedy. On this line of thought, we have a grand old time nitpicking the depressing details and sporadic silver linings from the season, which include Kyler's conspicuous absence, Kingsbury's bro-chic MTV Cribs-style mansion, JJ's boyish enthusiasm and lovable personality, Budda's unflinching tenacity/affable sibling rivalry, Hopkin's resilient mother/artsy sensibility, and the endless carousal of random, washed-up QBs emerging in the starting lineup every week.  If you're in the mood to listen to lots of football chatter with some heady thematic extrapolations, you've found the perfect tailgate background noise to toss onto the car radio. So open up a big bag of Lay's potato chips, throw back a few cold ones, and enjoy some goofy Pre-Game bantering before the Big Game!

Daybreak Insider Podcast
February 07, 2023 -Biden Prepares for His State of the Union Speech While Polls Show he is Vastly Unpopular

Daybreak Insider Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Feb 7, 2023 21:24


Biden Prepares for His State of the Union Speech While Polls Show he is Vastly Unpopular. Florida Files a Bill that Targets Disney's Self-Governance. Dell Set to Lay off About 6,600 Employees.See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

Lay of The Land
#104: Chuck, Jeff, and Jamey Snider (Snider Recreation)

Lay of The Land

Play Episode Listen Later Feb 2, 2023 45:04


Lay of The Land's conversation today is with the family behind Snider Recreation a company in the very business of fun where they are focused on the development of Commercial Playgrounds — Chuck Snider, Jamey Snider, and Jeff Snider! Jamey and Jeff took over the business in 2014 and today run the company, focused on growing Snider Recreation's brand and presence in the playground and recreation industry, while Chuck had founded the business back in the late 80s after over a decade working in the legal sector.If you've ever wondered, how does a playground come to be? Or what are all the considerations that go into making one that is fun and inclusive, and safe? That is what we'll cover in this episode!From how the recreational and commercial playground industry has evolved over the last few decades, to how Chuck, Jamey, and Jeff think about innovation, to how they've continued to run a family business over the generations — really loved learning about this business that fundamentally ties its success to providing a fun safe environment for children to play — please enjoy my conversation with the Snider family.--Learn more about Snider RecreationFollow Snider Recreation on TwitterConnect with Jamey Snider on LinkedInConnect with Jeff Snider on LinkedIn--Connect with Jeffrey Stern on LinkedInFollow Jeffrey Stern on Twitter @sternJefeFollow Lay of The Land on Twitter @podlayofthelandhttps://www.jeffreys.page/

Geekers Creepers
Geekers Creepers Episode 62: We talk our favorites of 2022 and the Ariel School UFO Incident

Geekers Creepers

Play Episode Listen Later Jan 30, 2023 117:30


Geekers X-Box/Bethesda Showcasehttps://www.ign.com/articles/xbox-and-bethesda-developer-direct-january-2023-everything-announced Lay-offs continue to happenhttps://kotaku.com/washington-post-launcher-layoffs-giant-bomb-games-media-1850025471 HBO greenlight TLOU Season 2https://kotaku.com/hbo-the-last-of-us-tlou-season-two-confirmed-abby-1850041543 https://gizmodo.com/obituary-annie-wersching-timeless-actor-45-years-1850046454 Our top three of the year: Games, Movies, and TV shows Creeper Bigfoot Glamour Shots https://anomalien.com/bigfoot-was-allegedly-photographed-in-washington-state/ UFO's over Austin https://anomalien.com/huge-triangular-ufo-filmed-over-texas-in-high-quality/ https://www.foxweather.com/weather-news/ufo-sighting-mysterious-lights-round-rock-austin Topic: The Ariel School UFO Incident Email: GeekersCreepersCast@gmail.com Twitter: @geekerscreepers Intro and Outro Musics by Smuggling Hams Halloween Theme 1 by Alexander Nakarada | https://www.serpentsoundstudios.com Music promoted by https://www.free-stock-music.com Attribution 4.0 International (CC BY 4.0) https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/ --- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast. https://anchor.fm/app

Kings and Generals: History for our Future
3.33 Fall and Rise of China: Taiping Rebellion #10: Ever Victorious Army

Kings and Generals: History for our Future

Play Episode Listen Later Jan 30, 2023 43:06


Last time we spoke Emperor Xianfeng died at the ripe age of 30 having spent a life smoking opium with his harem. Now the Qing dynasty was in the hands of his 5 year old son, but in reality henceforth until its collapse the Qing dynasty would actually to be controlled by the infamous Empress Dowager Cixi. Hong Rengan received a military defeat at Tongcheng and it seems he would never psychologically recover from it. Li Xiucheng went on the offensive and performed a grand eastern campaign taking multiple provinces. Zeng Guofan needed a new army created and chose his student Li Hongzhang to command it. The Anhui army was formed and it looked like the Qing side was going to win this civil war after all. The only thing that might turn the tide back for the Taiping was that ever sought after foreign support.   #33 This episode is The Taiping Rebellion part 10: The Ever Victorious Army   Welcome to the Fall and Rise of China Podcast, I am your dutiful host Craig Watson. But, before we start I want to also remind you this podcast is only made possible through the efforts of Kings and Generals over at Youtube. Perhaps you want to learn more about the history of Asia? Kings and Generals have an assortment of episodes on history of asia and much more  so go give them a look over on Youtube. So please subscribe to Kings and Generals over at Youtube and to continue helping us produce this content please check out www.patreon.com/kingsandgenerals. If you are still hungry for some more history related content, over on my channel, the Pacific War Channel where I cover the history of China and Japan from the 19th century until the end of the Pacific War. Meanwhile back in Nanjing, Hong Rengan's life was becoming more and more miserable. He lost at Anqing and his rivals used his absence to take away his authority in the capital. His continued efforts at gaining western support was going nowhere, in fact it was earning him embarrassment. The foreign relations to the Taiping had become poisoned due a large part to the eastern campaign led by Li Xiucheng. Many of the foreign missionaries stopped visiting Nanjing and soon that direct line of communication that Hong Rengan cherished had slipped away. Shanghai was bracing itself for what it believed was a Taiping offensive against the city and Hong Rengan could do little to nothing to stop Li Xiucheng. As for Zeng Guofan, he knew Shanghai was extremely wealthy and must be protected from the Taiping, but Nanjing was simply more important and he could not launch two enormous campaigns simultaneously against both. Zeng Guofan elected to focus on Nanjing and perhaps once Li Hongzhang had built up his Anhui army he could deal with Shanghai.    For Shanghai, it looked certain the Taiping would soon attack, and the Qing had no assurances from the foreigners that they would help defend the city. They had no one to turn to, then our old friend the filibuster wannabe Frederick Townsend Ward. Despite Britain's attempts to stop the mercenary leader, he was still going strong with his HQ at Songjiang. He only had 68 foreign mercenaries left because of the constant harassment from the Taiping and British, but he did have some Napoleon field guns and a promise form his Qing benefactors that if he took Qingpu he would be rewarded handsomely. Way back when we talked about how Ward's ragtag group failed to take Qingpu from the Taiping and they attempted 4 more times with disastrous results. They just kept using the same strategy over and over, blast the gates with artillery, storm the walls and hope the Qing military followed through. Ward's defeats were brutal and he lost a third of his force for his efforts. The foreign community of SHanghai had zero sympathy for the filibuster, he was just a source of embarrassment. But then the American civil war broke out and a rumor emerged about a group of Californians purchasing the vessel, Neva and that it was a confederate ship now being run by none other than Ward. According to these rumors, the Neva was outfitted with guns stolen from US munitions stored in Shanghai and this said vessel was firing up Union merchant ships going around the Chinese coast.    The United States only had a single warship in China at the time, the USS Saginaw which hunted the so called Neva. When they finally caught the Neva, the so called guns it held were actually whiskey, it was just a merchant ship, but still the rumors persisted raising Ward as this legendary figure. Now this was all awkward as hell in Shanghai, the american population was overwhelmingly pro union northerners, while the British were more pro confederacy. The American merchants were dependent on the British warships to protect their business and this caused all sorts of conflict. During one particularly bad incident, the Trent incident of 1862 in which a US captain chased down and boarded the British steamer Trent trying to arrest two confederate diplomats, if you know the story you know the story haha. Long story short it was the confederates trying to go to Britain to make their case and the Union illegally arrested them, anyways this led Admiral Hope to get his naval forces at Shanghai to seize the homes, vessels and assets of the American community. This led to a rumor, Ward was going to pre emptively attack Hope's force. The entire American community in Shanghai thought they might go to war with Britain yet again, but this never came to be.    Meanwhile during all that chaos, the very real threat, the Taiping began to appear on the horizons of Shanghai on January 11th.  The alarms all sounded when smoke emerged due north of the city and a new wave of refugees began pouring in. The smoke began to get closer and closer prompting the foreign community to hold emergency meetings to plan a defense. The Americans, British and French put aside their quarrels and banded together to man the walls. The threat was extremely real, one member of the community had been captured and interrogated by the Taiping about the city defenses and this man reported that he saw the rebels were carrying British and German muskets and that there appeared to be an Arab military advisor and a small group of European mercenaries in their ranks. Then a force of around 3000 Taiping branding muskets seized the town of Wusong just 10 miles north of the city. One British captain reported witnessing the battle and said the Taiping were quite astonishing, very well organized and equipped far better than the Qing seemed to be at the battle of Peiho.    Li Xiucheng did not want to smash Shanghai into pieces, he wanted to do everything possible to take it mostly intact. Thus his strategy was to surround the city and bring her to her knees. Beginning in January, 5 Taiping armies each numbering in the thousands to tens of thousands began surrounding Shanghai at a distance of several miles each. Soon a propaganda campaign emerged between Songjiang and Shanghai, with written notices stating the Taiping would ensure the safety and protection of all those who joined their side. As for the foreign community, Li Xiucheng warned them to stay out of the conflict, and that anyone caught giving aid to the Qing “will be like a flying moth dashing into the fire, seeking his own extirpation.” Thus Shanghai was under siege and the communications to inland places were severed. Admiral Hope sent word to Hong Kong asking for reinforcements and the consul of Canton relayed the dire news back to Britain. The new wave of refugees brought far too many mouths to the city. 80,000 or so Taiping surrounded Shanghai and word was that more would be coming from Suzhou by the end of the month.   The main defensive body for the foreign community were British and French troops who manned the walls, alongside 200 volunteers, some police and a contingent of Punjabi infantry. In an unusual fashion, on January the 26th, snow began to fall, now do remember Shanghai lays in a subtropical zone rarely seeing temperatures below freezing. By the time the Taiping began to fully encircling Shanghai there was about 2 feet of snow in the area and this had a paralyzing effect in the lower Yangtze region. By the end of January the eastern seaboard froze. The weather would break in early February, but the Taiping were delayed greatly by all of this. The Taiping found an unexpected resistance at Songjiang, Ward's force. Now after losing so many battles, Ward had stopped simply recruiting westerners, he now began training Chinese instead. He had a minimal staff of American and European officers overseeing the training of his Chinese forces and because of the payment differences, they Chinese were paid a tenth of what the westerns were paid, he had a pretty large force under him. Ward taught his Chinese soldiers how to respond to english commands and standard bugle calls. The men were outfitted with european style uniforms, typically blue jackets for artillery men and green jackets for infantry. They were trained in the western fashion and equipped with cutting edge weaponry, British enfield rifles, some Prussian made rifles and the odd American rifle or pistol here or there. But the Taiping were also getting their hands on some western weaponry. One report in 1862 showed a ship was caught smuggling 300 cannons, 100 cases of small arms and 50 tons of ammunition to the Taiping from Singapore. Another report indicated the Taiping at Wusong had been supplied with nearly 3000 muskets, 800 pieces of artillery and 18,000 cartridges, a dangerous amount to be sure.   On February the 3rd, Wards new militia fought the Taiping managing to hold out at Songjiang against a force of 20,000 rebels. Their success was largely due to hidden artillery batteries they had placed outside the town which surprised the rebels during their approach, gunning down over 2000 men before their commander called for a retreat. Wards men managed to capture 700 Taiping alive and shipped them back to Shanghai in chains. Two days after the battle, Ward went on the offensive attacking a Taiping outpost halfway between Songjiang and Qingpu forcing the garrison commander to pull out. This was the first time the Shanghai gentry funded private army had any real success and this prompted them to rename the force to give it more inspiration, and thus it Wards militia became known as the famous “Ever Victorious Army” (EVA). Many of you may have heard of this force if you are American, its probably one of the very few things known about the Taiping rebellion in the west to be honest. The EVA force took orders from Wu Xu, their main benefactor, who by no means trusted his General Ward. Ward and the westerners continuously plundered where they went, despite Wu Xu pleading for them not to. In order to try and secure some form of loyalty from Ward, one of the wealthiest backers, the banker Yang Fang married his daughter off to Ward. The Chinese women had been betrothed to another, but the man died before the wedding making her unmarriageable within the Chinese culture. It was a mutual arrangement, for Ward he could pressure his wife to push the backers to pay up and for the backers they could pressure Ward to remain loyal.    Now after the snowstorm dissipated, and I refer to it as a snowstorm simply because my source does, but as a Canadian if you think 2 feet of snow is a storm wow haha. Admiral Hope and Rear admiral Auguste Leopold Protet signed a joint agreement on February 13th to defend Shanghai from the Taiping based on Hope's 30 mile radius idea. They formed a land force to take out into the field against the Taiping, although the British parliament had made it clear to Hope he was not to break neutrality unless it was to save the lives of British subjects. Hope as you can imagine disregarded the orders. Their force was not very large, 900 French and 650 British soldiers, some sailors as a reserve and 200 civilian volunteers including Americans. The Qing forces in Shanghai were around 10,000 strong. Hope had no…well hope to match the Taiping out in the field, but he believed he could hold the walls. If he wanted to perform any action out in the field he simply needed more men, and take a wild guess who he went to. Oh yes the man he tried to arrest on countless occasions, the wild filibuster Ward.    Since Ward now was recruiting Chinese rather than trying to steal away westerners, and given his recent military victories, Admiral Hope decided to form an alliance with Ward. Ward had zero interest in the defense of Shanghai, but Hope enticed him with gunships that could move his men to hit Taiping towns along the riverways, un gagnon gagnon. Frederick Bruce approved the alliance of convenience, but stressed while they could perhaps drive the Taiping out of the immediate area, they had to allow the Qing forces to actually push further and to garrison towns taken. Zeng Guofan upon hearing of all of this, disapproved and did not think it would prove fruitful. But he had no large cards to play in the east, and if the EVA held Shanghai, well that would be just dandy. And when Wards men won the battle for Songjiang on february 20th, zeng Guofan begrudgingly sent word to Beijing that it was in the dynasty's best interests to allow the bizarre foreign mercenary force to continue its work in Shanghai and even Ningbo if they could get there. But he also strongly warned them not to let the EVA forces campaign further inland, especially not against Nanjing. If foreigners were to help defeat Nanjing, what might they demand as a reward for such deeds.    Now give the Eva would be augmenting the Shanghai area, now Zeng Guofan felt perhaps he could dedicate some forces there, afterall if he could grab Shanghai it would be an enormous boost to his power. He approached the Gentry of Shanghai and they found common ground. They sought further protection and Zeng sought funding for his campaign against Nanjing. Thus Zeng Guofan tossed an army to try and break the siege of Shanghai, if they were successful that said army could later be used to cut off Nanjing. Another enormous benefit of this arrangement was Zeng Guofan obtaining what Hong Rengan so desperately desired. The Shanghai backers, nominally Wu Xu formed a contract with a British firm, Mackenzie, Richardsons & company to use their steamships. Now Zeng Guofan could move his forces unimpeded down river to Shanghai aboard British steamers. The Taiping could not fire upon the ships because of the Union Jack and in just 3 round trips, 6500 of Li Hongzhangs new Anhui forces were encamped in Shanghai ready for campaigning. Li Hongzhang then assumed his role as governor of the province and by proxy became the leader of the Shanghai backers, while Wu Xu would retain control over the EVA forces. Meanwhile, with Shanghai under Li Hongzhang's oversight, Zeng Guofan and both his brothers Zeng Guoquan and Guobao began a march towards Nanjing.   Shanghai was under siege, albeit from quite a distance, still this had an enormous effect on its economy, its very lifeblood. The price of rice went up 50%, flour and firewood doubled, but the Taiping were not attacking the walls, not yet at least. Joint operations between the EVA and foreign defenders began on a small scale in mid february with an assault upon High Bridge, 8 miles away from Shanghai proper. Ward had 600 men while Hope and Protet brought 500. The battle was a quick one, with only a single Frenchman killed before the Taiping fled the town. Then on April the 23rd a rather fateful action occurred at Ningbo. A taiping commander received a promotion, now General Fan and in his honor they fired a 10am salute from the cannons facing the river. The guns apparently were not well aimed as a handful of projectiles went across the river and hit the French gunship l'etoile as it was passing by. Admiral Hope and Protet used the situation to dispatch their forces led by Captain Roderick Dew aboard Encounter to retaliate against Ningbo. However when Dew got to Ningbo the Taiping profusely apologized and stated they wanted to remain under friendly terms and would make sure it never happened again. Hope and Protet were not at all content with this and sent word to demand the Taiping take down all the guns on the eastward facing wall of Ningbo. They were given 24 hours to comply or else the British would do it themselves. Well the Taiping refused to comply, because they obviously needed said cannons where they were to defend against the Qing, but they offered to take away the gunpowder from said cannons and to only provide it back if the Qing attacked. Then on May 5th a large group led by the disposed Ningbo gentry, got together a group of 150 small armed boats led by some pirates and peasants to come up the river to attack Ningbo and as they did so they asked the British and French for aid. Just as a mere coincidence their point of attack was the same eastern wall. Thus the British and French invited the motley group to their side of the river. Then Captain Dew sent word to the Taiping “If you fire the guns or muskets from the battery or walls opposite the Settlement, on the advancing Imperialists, thereby endangering the lives of our men and people in the foreign Settlement, we shall then feel it our duty to return the fire, and bombard the city.” It would turn out this was all a planned scheme go figure.    The motley group began approaching Ningbo, but then positioned itself in such a way as to push the European gunships between them and the city. Accounts differ, by the Europeans state one of the Taiping cannons fired first upon the Encounter killing 2 crewmen. It is also alleged that the person operating said cannon was actually a servant of one of the Shanghai gentry backers. Then the British and French ships began to bombard Ningbo before the combined allied party stormed the eastern wall. The motley group were actually the last to storm the city, leaving most of the bloody work to the europeans. According to an eyewitness account “in a few hours did more damage than the rebels did in the whole of the five months that they had possession, chopping off the heads of the unlucky rebels that he caught.” The British press went right to work demonizing the Taiping, a lot of which was based on witness accounts from specific men responsible for trying to break the neutrality stance of Britain. There was also a need to create a narrative to control China in general. Britain had turned its attention squarely to asia since the American civil war had broken much of their trade. The Times declare “the only route to Great Britain's economic survival lay down the path of the Taipings Annihilation”. The Times carried on stating the tea market was being ruined allegedly by the Taiping, and to compensate Britain would have to raise the tax rate on tea to preserve revenue. This would bring hardship to the tea drinking working class of Britain who were already suffering from the textile depression. Thus the stance of neutrality was hurting the good people of Britain, boy oh boy do you see the parallels to today's politics.    The warmongers won the day and Britain's government's hands were tied, thus Britain was dragged into a proxy war with the Taiping. The European coalition, EVA, the Qing and Li Hongzhangs Anhui army were now an allied front embarking on a large campaign to push the Taiping out of the Shanghai region. The beginnings of the campaign were largely successful as a result of the superior firearms, by May 16th a combined force left Shanghai and Songjiang marched upon Qingpu. They bombarded the town for 2 hours using 40 artillery pieces, including a 68 pounder and 4 giant 110 pound naval armstrong guns. Its gates were blown to splinters and 3500 of Wards Chinese EVA troops stormed the town as “god save the queen” was blasted by the military band. 4 days later Admiral Protet led an assault upon South Bridge which lay due south of Songjiang and was shot right through the heart by a Taiping sniper. His death enraged the French who took out their vengeance upon the nearby town of Zhelin where they massacred 3000 civilians, including women and children before raising it to the ground.    While the allied force proved very capable at seizing walled cities, holding them was another matter entirely. They simply did not have enough manpower to hold everything they took. After taking Qingpu, Li Xiucheng sent a large force from Suzhou to hit Songjiang, since the EVA force was absent. Ward turned back to hit Songjiang with 2000 EVA troops, leaving 1500 to garrison Qingpu, which fell under a siege to more Taiping. The garrison of 1500 men held out for a month, but ultimately were forced to torch the city and make their escape. In the summer of 1862, the British and French handed over a group of Taiping prisoners over to Qing forces and according to an eyewitness sat by idly while the Qing performed horrible atrocities. Here is part of the harrowing account: “A young female, apparently about eight months pregnant, who never uttered a groan or sigh at all the previous cruelties she had endured from the surrounding mob, had her infant cut out of her womb, and held up in her sight by one of its little hands, bleeding and quivering; when, at the sight, she gave one heartrending, piercing screech that would have awakened pity in a tiger, and after it had been in that state dashed on her breast, she, with a last superhuman effort, released her arms from those holding her down, and clasped her infant to her bleeding heart, and died holding it there with such force that they could not be separated, and were thus thrown together on the pile of other carcasses. Another young woman among the prisoners awaiting her turn to be disembowelled, with a fine boy of ten months old crowing and jumping in her arms, had him snatched suddenly away from her, and flung to the executioner, who plunged the ruthless knife into his tender breast before his mother's eyes. Infants but recently born were torn from their mother's breasts, and disembowelled before their faces. Young strong men were disembowelled, mutilated, and the parts cut off thrust into their own mouths, or flung among the admiring and laughing crowd of Chinamen.“May God forgive England for the part she is taking in this war”    The foreign press ran rampant stories of the horror and brutality, many still trying to stop their nations from taking an active role in China. Others pointed out the savagery to be a justification for colonizing China. Admiral Hope's vision of creating a 30 mile radius around Shanghai proved impossible. The allied coalition did not have enough men to garrison the places they took from the rebels and given the gruesome events at Qingpu and the death of Protet, Hope was forced to toss the towel. Soon the forces pulled back to the walls of Shanghai and Hope was replaced by Rear Admiral Augustus Leopold Kuper. Captain Dew likewise was reprimanded for his part in the escalations to war. Ward could not be reprimanded of course, but his EVA force was left to fight on its own, something he did not mind too much as the British and French forces often stopped his men from plundering.   While things were going badly for Shanghai, Zeng Guofan was enjoying an amazing campaign. Duolonga's cavalry were harassing Chen Yucheng in northern Anhui for him to flee to Luzhou. From Luzhou Chen Yucheng had an extremely bold strategy, he began calling upon Taiping forces and Nian groups to launch a four pronged campaign going north through Henan and Shaanxi provinces with the ultimate goal of hitting Beijing. Three of the four armies marched north as planned early in 1862, but Chen Yucheng found himself stuck in Luzhou, under a siege by the forces of Duolonga and the Xiang army. His communication to the other 3 armies were cut off and his provisions were dwindling. On may 13th, he took 4000 men and broke out of the siege trying to flee north, but Duolonga's cavalry force gave quick pursuit. Chen Yucheng headed for the city of Souzhou which one of the army groups had been sent to attack. The army was led by Miao Peilin, someone Chen Yucheng had gotten to defect during the siege of Anqing. Chen Yucheng reached Shouzhou before Duolonga's cavalry cut him to pieces, much to his relief. But as he entered the city, Miao Peilin was nowhere to be found. It turns out, because of the severing of communication, Chen Yucheng had no idea that Miao Peilin had been defeated at Shouzhou already back on April 25th, his entire army surrendered to the Qing. Miao had turned back over to the other side, once a defector always a defector as they say. A large reason he was allowed to defect back was because he promised to deliver to the Qing a Taiping general, ie: Chen Yucheng.   Chen Yucheng was taken prisoner and before he was executed in June of 1862 he had this to say to his captors. “It is Heaven's will that has brought me here, and there is nothing that can be said of my past. I have long enjoyed the reputation of a victorious commander, but now I would prefer to look to the future. For the Taiping Heavenly Kingdom to lose me, one single man, it will be as if the mountains and the rivers of the kingdom have been reduced by half. I bear a great debt of gratitude to my Heavenly Dynasty and will not surrender. The general of a defeated army cannot beg for his life. But as for the four thousand men I command, they are veterans of a hundred battles, and I do not know whether they are still alive. You can cut me to pieces for the crimes I have committed, but this has nothing to do with them.” And so the Brave King was dead.   The death of Chen Yucheng and the preoccupation of Li Xiucheng with the Shanghai front left Nanjing vulnerable. The Taiping garrisons along the Yangtze river between Anqing and Nanjing would have no hope for reinforcements from the north nor the east, and Zeng Guoquan was on the march towards the Taiping capital. As Zeng Guoquan advanced, Taiping garrisons simply abandoned their outposts and forts, setting fire to their stockades before fleeing. It was an absolute disaster for the Taiping. They had always known the Qing forces would strike Nanjing from Anqing, but they never expected it to come this soon. By late May, Zeng Guoquans forces were reaching the Nanjing outskirts. Zeng Guoquan first seized an important junction in the riverway that controlled Nanjing's moat. Then on May 30th, he attacked a small hill just outside the southern gate of Nanjing.   The hill was known as Yuhuatai “terrace of flowering rain”, and it held a fort at its top. While Nanjing had been so heavily fortified, people literally said it was impenetrable, it did have vulnerabilities and Yuhuatai was one of them. The hill was over 300 feet high, around a mile across and about a half mile away from Nanjing southern gate. From atop the hill one could peer into Nanjing, the perfect base of operations one would want when sieging such a grand city. Zeng Guoquan had 20,000 men with naval support to provision him. Zeng Guoquan dug in and began to send word back to his brother asking him to help procure western arms. Zeng Guofan was surprisingly not impressed with western arms. He wrote about how he found them quite finicky, overly complicated and prone to breaking down after 20-30 shots. He wrote back to his brother ‘the way to achieve victory is to be found in men, not in arms. Bao Chao has no foreign guns and no foriegn powder, yet he repeatedly achieves great victories. He Chun and Zhang Guoliang had foreign cannons with their Green standard force's siege of Nanjing in 1860, but they did not prevent their defeat. A true beauty doesn't fuss over pearls and jade, and a great writer needs no more than brush and ink. If a general is truly skilled at war, why should he go grasping for foreign weapons?””. Despite his views on the matter, Zeng Guoquan's persistent pleas eventually led him to purchase foreign arms from agents at Canton and Shanghai. Still Zeng Guofan insisted the foundation of their armies should rely on Jingalls, bird guns, Chinese made cannons and the good old sword and spear.    One thing Zeng Guofan did realize though was the dramatic advantage of steamships. While in Anqing in 1862 he purchased a small steamship from Shanghai and gathered all the Qing scientists and engineers he could to the city to try and reverse engineer it. The ship soon broke down and none were able to repair it. But by the summer one engineer managed to build a working prototype steam engine and a year later Anqing would create a 28 foot long steamer. Meanwhile Prince Gong was also enthralled by the power of the steam engine and was trying to procure the purchase of some ships from Britain. While Britain wanted to keep the facade of neutrality going, especially after the Shanghai embarrassment, the idea of selling steamships to the Qing was an interesting one. If they provided ships, perhaps Britain's interests in China could be secured simply by protecting major waterways like the Yangtze. Prince Gong found a agent to try to get the ships, one Horatio Nelson Lay. Lay went to work approaching Captain Sherard Osborn, the captain of the Furious during the second opium war. He offered the captain a 4 year contract stating the man would take orders only from the Qing emperor and no other in China. These orders would go first to Lay, who would take up residence in Beijing.   Now a nit picky piece of information here. Unlike the civil war in America, where Britain granted belligerent status to the confederates, in China no such recognition was ever made. This was because the British parliament wanted to officially remain neutral. But because there was no official belligerent status for the Taiping, this meant they were not protected by Britain's foreign enlistment act, which prevented the selling of things like, gunships to any party that was at war with a nation Britain had friendly relations with, ie: the Qing. Thus Britain was free to sell gunships to the Qing to be used against the Taiping. Ironically at the same time Lay was trying to procure a naval force from Britain, so was James Bulloch of the Confederate states of America. Lay would find success whereas James would find failure. Now there were some hiccups for Lay when it came to the foreign enlistment act. It was forbidden for British subjects to enlist in the national militaries of foreign states, thus captain Osborn would require special permission from the crown.    But wouldn't you know it, in August of 1862 the foreign enlistment act was suspended suddenly and parliament went into recess over the entire summer and would only reconvene in february. Thus Lay and Osborn were able to serve the Qing and were allowed to hire British crews for the ships. Four months later, Lord Palmerston's government issued a second order making it lawful for any British officer to enlist in the service of the Qing emperor to quote “to serve the said Emperor in any military, warlike, or other operations, and for that purpose to go to any place or places beyond the seas, and to accept any commission, warrant, or other appointment from or under the said Emperor, and to accept any money, pay, or reward for their services.” There was one twist to all of this, anyone who served the Qing would have to resign or take a leave of absence from the Royal Navy. As you can imagine this meant that anyone who took the job would go unregulated and be unaccountable for their behavior, basically they were becoming much like Ward's mercenaries. By the time february came, all the work could not be undone, though the Tory's tried to reverse everything accusing Palmerston and the Whigs for getting Britain directly involved in the Chinese civil war. The entire thing was lambasted by multiple presses in Britain who pointed out rightfully, that Britain's finances were tied to the Qing paying reparations, and if the Taiping toppled the Qing the money might stop flowing.    The first 3 vessels to be sent to China were the Mohawk, Jasper and Africa, renamed the Pekin, Amoy and China. The rest of the ships would be freshly constructed and it would take roughly a year to get them all over there. It was to be 7 gunships and one store vessel, they would range from men-of-war to smaller steamers that could traverse shallow riverways. They would carry around 40 guns and a crew of 400. Interestingly the Qing had never before required a naval ensign, so Lay helped them invent one, a green and yellow ensign with a dragon in the middle. The ships lacked the latest iron armoy, but this was insignificant as the Taiping had no decent artillery to hit them. The fleets flagship, the Kiang-soo was a 241 footer that could reach 19 knots, a very fast ship for its day. The fleet was called the Anglo-Chinese expedition, though many Historians refer to it as the Lay-Osborn flotilla. Though for the common Chinese people who were witnessing their weak imperial government's willingness to pay foreign mercenaries to win their battles, they deemed it the Vampire Fleet. The year of 1863 would prove very fruitful for the Qing forces.    I would like to take this time to remind you all that this podcast is only made possible through the efforts of Kings and Generals over at Youtube. Please go subscribe to Kings and Generals over at Youtube and to continue helping us produce this content please check out www.patreon.com/kingsandgenerals. If you are still hungry after that, give my personal channel a look over at The Pacific War Channel at Youtube, it would mean a lot to me. It seems the rest of the world were now allied against the Taiping. Zeng Guoquan made an extremely bold attack upon Yuhuatai ushering in the deathrows of the Taiping capital. What could the Taiping do to stop it.  

YellowBird Connect
S2 #10 What Are You Willing To Tolerate?

YellowBird Connect

Play Episode Listen Later Jan 30, 2023 15:16


On this episode, Pat breaks down why Yellowbird is shifting and what's lies ahead for the team. Here are a few key take aways:- Lay offs are hard but it needed to be done. It was more personal rather than the market.- Tough decisions are sometimes the right ones.- We came to the conclusion that we wanted to be more than "home-flippers".- We are no longer your competition, we are your partners.- Yellowbird is still buying houses, investing in joint ventures and doing hard money loans. However, we want you to use us as leverage. - We decided to cut our work week down to 4 days and have off on Wednesdays to provide us more white space to create and think about what's next.Last takeaway: Your life is a combination of what you're willing to tolerate. 

Lay of The Land
#103: Dr. Elad Granot (John Carroll University, Boler College of Business)

Lay of The Land

Play Episode Listen Later Jan 26, 2023 58:25


Lay of The Land's conversation today is with Dr. Elad Granot — Dean of John Carroll University's Boler College of Business, co-founder and managing member of an early-stage technology Venture Capital fund, and advisor to a $450mm VC fund. Elad is passionate about the role of higher education in the world of startups, and actively spends his time building & cultivating social connections for students to move up the academic and economic ladders & promoting entrepreneurship and innovation in the Cleveland business ecosystem.Prior to joining Boler College of Business as Dean and Professor of Marketing, Dr. Granot led Ashland University's Business College. His academic appointments also include Dean of the College of Business Administration and Professor of Marketing at Rider University in Princeton, New Jersey; Assistant Dean – MBA Programs at Cleveland State University's Monte Ahuja College of Business in Cleveland, Ohio; and Special Assistant to the Provost for eLearning Development at Cleveland State University. In addition to his background in higher education leadership, Dr. Granot served as an officer in the Israeli Defense Forces (IDF) prior to beginning his international business career in 1994 as a sales manager for a US based freight forwarding company. He later established his marketing and strategy consulting practice. In 1998, he was recruited to be vice president of marketing for Israel's largest private education company, later acquired by the Washington Post group. In 2000, Dr. Granot was named CMO of KPMG in Tel Aviv, a position he held until taking over as CEO of a large media production company.We cover a lot of ground in this conversation spanning what Cleveland can learn from Startup Nation and Elad's time in Israel, the role of academia in fostering an entrepreneurial mindset, the tolerance for risk in North East Ohio, technology transfer out of academic institutions, and a lot more — please enjoy my conversation with Dr. Elad Granot!--Connect with Dr. Elad Granot on LinkedIn--Connect with Jeffrey Stern on LinkedInFollow Jeffrey Stern on Twitter @sternJefeFollow Lay of The Land on Twitter @podlayofthelandhttps://www.jeffreys.page/

Be the Brave Ones
Lay it Down Series: Surrender with Nicole Rupp

Be the Brave Ones

Play Episode Listen Later Jan 25, 2023 32:51


We all have that one thing that's so hard to hand over to God entirely. We know His will and way are best, but our flesh fights against it. Sometimes surrender is a process. God's will and way is the best thing for us; He writes the best stories when we lay down our desires at his feet. But what does that look like? We're talking about that and more in episode two of the Lay it Down series. If you or someone you know is struggling to let go and let God, this episode is for YOU! As always, we've invited a friend to join the conversation! In this episode, we talk with a young adult, Nicole Rupp. She's currently living a dream of hers on staff for Young Life staff here in Tampa, FL, an outreach ministry for teens. She's a Florida native but loves to unplug in the mountains. When she's not hanging out with middle schoolers, you can find her sipping a vanilla latte, playing pickleball, or spending time with the people she loves. She talks with Delaney and Mandie about what it has looked like for her to lay down her whole heart and trust God with the big stuff, including her singleness. Pull up a seat and join us at this table of brave conversation!  Find tools and resources for having your own conversations with the girls in your life here Leader Guide and Conversation Cards.

Madigan's Pubcast
Episode 122: Capturing Toadzilla, Exploring Gatorland, & The Oldest Viking Runestone

Madigan's Pubcast

Play Episode Listen Later Jan 25, 2023 85:50


Kathleen opens the show drinking a Bench Life lager from Green Bench Brewing in St. Pete. She reviews the activities of her weekend playing shows in St. Pete and Orlando, FL including golfing with her parents and visiting Gatorland. QUEEN NEWS: Kathleen shares that Queen Stevie has announced new solo Tour dates for Spring 2023. “GOOD BAD FOOD”: In her quest for delicious not-so-nutritious food, Kathleen samples Tampa Bay Hot Sauce Company's Original sauce, Lay's Sweet & Salty Dipped Clusters, and Frank's Red Hot bloody mary mix. UPDATES: Kathleen gives updates on Britney Spears' name change, Elizabeth Holmes attempts to flee to Mexico, Mattress Mack makes a massive Super Bowl bet on the Cowboys, “HOLY SHIT THEY FOUND IT”: Kathleen is amazed to read about the discovery of an original van Dyck oil painting in a farm shed worth $3M, and the world's oldest Viking runestone is found in Norway.FRONT PAGE PUB NEWS: Kathleen shares articles on the recent passing of the oldest person in the world France's Sister Andre (and her successor is on Twitter), USPS stamp prices are increasing again in February 2023, the discovery of a new penguin colony in Antarctica, Culver's has announced that they are switching from Pepsi to Coca-Cola, the Fyre Festival founder launches a new scam, a struggling pig kills a butcher in Hong Kong, and “Toadzilla” is captured in Australia. WHAT TO WATCH THIS WEEK: Kathleen recommends watching Season 2 of “The Hunters” on Amazon.See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.

The Terry & Jesse Show
25 Jan 23 – A “Dirty Schism” in Germany?

The Terry & Jesse Show

Play Episode Listen Later Jan 25, 2023


Today's Topics: 1) Gospel - Mk 16:15-18 - Jesus appeared to the Eleven and said to them: “Go into the whole world and proclaim the Gospel to every creature. Whoever believes and is baptized will be saved; whoever does not believe will be condemned. These signs will accompany those who believe: in My Name they will drive out demons, they will speak new languages. They will pick up serpents with their hands, and if they drink any deadly thing, it will not harm them. They will lay hands on the sick, and they will recover.” Bishop Sheen quote of the day Feast of the Conversion of Saint Paul, Apostle Saint Paul, pray for us! 2) A "Dirty Schism" in Germany? As Synodal Way nears its conclusion, a Lay group warns of "worst possible" outcome https://www.ncregister.com/news/a-dirty-schism-in-germany-as-synodal-way-nears-conclusion-lay-group-warns-of-worst-possible-outcome 3) Why true beauty attracts and converts youth https://www.tfp.org/why-true-beauty-attracts-and-converts-youth/ 4) Update with Church Militant on news as it relates to the Church & Culture

A Scary State
Carry on my Wayward *Kansas* Demon

A Scary State

Play Episode Listen Later Jan 25, 2023 112:47


In this episode, there will not be peace when we are done! First, Kenzie covers a demon in human's clothing, Richard Grissom Jr, who was convicted of murder without the bodies as evidence. Then, Lauren covers the extremely haunted, and possibly demonic Sallie House and the many supernatural happenings that have and continue to occur there. Lay your weary head to rest as you enjoy this episode. --Follow us on Social Media and find out how to support A Scary State by clicking on our Link Tree: https://instabio.cc/4050223uxWQAl--Have a scary tale or listener story of your own? Send us an email to ascarystatepodcast@gmail.com! We can't wait to read it!--Thinking of starting a podcast? Thinking about using Buzzsprout for that? Well use our link to let Buzzsprout know we sent you and get a $20 Amazon gift card if you sign up for a paid plan!https://www.buzzsprout.com/?referrer_id=1722892--Works cited!https://docs.google.com/document/d/1dkbhgrpfkd1Gfofa5j5jF288ingC22hvB0DdYDnZlIA/edit?usp=sharing --Intro and outro music thanks to Kevin MacLeod. You can visit his site here: http://incompetech.com/. Which is where we found our music!

The Leadership Podcast
TLP343: Just Start

The Leadership Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Jan 25, 2023 48:36


Patrick Bryant is a serial entrepreneur, professional speaker, and co-founder and CEO of software product agency CODE/+/TRUST. After co-founding Go To Team, Patrick launched six multi-million-dollar companies, in media, and software. Patrick shares wisdom gained from his experience in start-ups, his origin as a journalist, what he accomplished in video, and the CODE/+/TRUST “BHAG” for powering startups around the U.S. He discusses culture, scaling, storytelling, and how the first thing for an entrepreneur to do is to start.https://bit.ly/TLP-343   Key Takeaways [1:15] If you have listened to every episode of The Leadership Podcast, please contact Jan and Jim to let them know. They would love to hear it and there might be something in it for you! [2:27] Most people don't know that Patrick owns a rolling paper company that he started after investing in a cigar company. Most people know him from software, media, and other things, like speaking. [3:40] Patrick's always getting into unexpected situations. He just keeps showing up for work and looking for interesting things. He's curious and asks questions. His original profession was journalism and he learned to study industries and areas of interest to him. Many times, it results in a business idea. When he sees an opportunity, he strikes it. [6:07] Patrick believes entrepreneurship is the number one change agent in the world. It is amazingly helpful to society to do something new and do it right. [7:19] There are businesses that are built to scale and others that are not. In a field, you may have grass, bushes, and a large oak tree. The large oak tree did not start as a blade of grass! It takes time to know the “species” of businesses. Patrick started the video company, Go To Team, 25 years ago. It has 16 offices around the U.S. It hit a $1 million valuation when it was 10 years old. That felt great to Patrick! [8:43] Another company that started the same week as Go To Team is Google. In 10 years, Google had been publicly traded and people were using its name as a verb! Patrick wondered what he was doing wrong. He started to study innovation scale — how to build companies and products that are built to move quickly in a big way and be sold around the world. That pushed Patrick toward software. [9:58] Scaling is different between software and service companies. A service company can go a long time with continued operation, but not a lot of growth. A software product requires investments and a certain level of sales. If the sales don't come, it's over. The money's gone and the investors aren't going to pour more money into the company. There is risk involved in software. [12:43] Journalism, television, and all media have changed greatly since the start of the internet. There is confusion and fragmentation. Patrick foresees us slowly getting back to moderation and looking for experts and gatekeepers we can trust to provide us with the content we want in the way we want it. We don't yet have the new Walter Cronkite or Tom Brokaw. [15:39] Patrick's company, CODE/+/TRUST, sells code and trust. They help people start software companies. Their “BHAG” is to power 500 software startups in every state in the U.S. and be an official software development firm for entrepreneurs. They want to connect with good ideas, spend a lot of time on them, grow them, feel good about what they produce, and help entrepreneurs make money. [18:41] First and foremost, get one thing right. You can have multiple ways to attack a problem but you can only have one mission. The mission and values cannot change. [19:15] Patrick is working on a TEDx speech for March on the schizophrenic nature of advice to entrepreneurs. For instance, Winston Churchill's message of never giving up contrasts with the advice to fail fast. All leaders need to understand this: mission and values do not move. We are not giving up on our mission. Tactics and goals that don't get us there need to be stopped. [21:51] Patrick's big “Aha” moment is that not all advice is equal. Advice from your Grandma on how to live a good life might be great, but her advice on how to run your business might not be great. Where does the advice come from? How does it work with your core values? [23:14] Advice can be great for one individual that's not great for the next one. Patrick is a value investor. He likes to buy stocks that are low, for the long term. That's what he reads about. Blogs about day trade opportunities are not useful advice for him. Patrick says that if every CEO learned the right way to take advice, they would be the last 10% of “amazing.” It's one of the hardest things. [25:34] Patrick separates User Experience from Customer Experience or navigating the software from working the sales funnel. Patrick focuses on providing customers with what they need, not what they want. Henry Ford said that if he asked his customers what they wanted, they would have said, “a faster horse.” We have to have the view that we know some things about where the customer wants to go. [27:05] Patrick's business partner, CTO at CODE/+/TRUST, does software design. He's opinionated and will stand his ground in a positive way with customers because he believes he knows where the customer is trying to go. Designers must come to the discussion with views on what they believe for the customer. Patrick shares the surprising results of a Lay's Potato Chip survey and taste test. [28:59] The Lay's experience illustrates the way that we have to come to the process, which is customer first, but educated on how to make it as simple and clean and smooth an experience for them as possible, almost regardless of what they think. [30:38] Event.gives is a company of Patrick's in the non-profit space. Attendees fill out their profiles and can then move from event to event without re-entering their data. Nonprofits argued that it is their data, but Patrick points out that individuals own their data, and they are the ones with the right to release it to the non-profit. Always go back to the individual and what their rights and choices are. [33:20] Software and media for kids have the added responsibility of providing them with reasonable opportunities for learning. Patrick always tries to start at the core mission, protecting people's privacy, and allowing them the right to control their data. [34:53] As a journalist, Patrick learned that it's all about telling stories. Master storytellers influence in positive ways. The slogan for Go To Team for years was Passionate Storytellers. Storytelling is a helpful skill that allows you to communicate the data that you want and to emotionally connect with people. The goal is to be ordinarily extraordinary in your storytelling so people connect with your message. [36:29] Patrick explains how to use storytelling to make products socially contagious by connecting the brand to the customer's lifestyle. [37:32] Do not put your story in an email! How you tell your story depends on who the audience is. Patrick has run a video company for 25 years. He recommends using video to tell your story. It connects to people in a much more important way than the written word. Engaging with people in person and telling your story on stage is incredibly emotional and powerful. Connect with people in person. [39:30] Making people laugh and tugging at their heartstrings brings them along with the story. Use emotion to motivate people, educate them, and make them get excited. [41:59] Patrick refers to himself as a made entrepreneur. He doesn't have to go to work tomorrow and his basic life needs will be taken care of. Like many of his peers and friends, Patrick enjoys the fight. He enjoys being in the company. He enjoys starting new things. He enjoys the idea stage and helping others and finding connections with the product-market fit. He keeps coming back for that super joy. [42:55] When a company gets to have between 10 and 20 employees and people start asking Patrick about policies, that's his sign to go and start a new company. He doesn't want to write policies and procedures around when you get off of work and what days are holidays. He doesn't think that way. Starting another company re-energizes him to go attack the next idea. [43:51] As Patrick grows a company, and adds people, he's thrilled by it. He loves it. The mission still stands and the values are great. He can't wait to see the team execute on the goal. But it's no longer energizing for him. Starting the rollercoaster over is what he loves. [45:27] Patrick's closing thoughts, to anyone in a transition stage, just get started. Look for something that you can develop expertise in. What one thing can you do to sell that expertise and move forward an idea in that particular industry, right now, today? “That's my core advice, just get started.” [47:59] Closing quote: Remember, “Trust is the glue of life. It's the most essential ingredient in effective communication. It's the foundational principle that holds all relationships.” — Steven Covey   Quotable Quotes “Well, I don't know how you could follow my path. I had the interesting time of being on the Mall two years ago, here in Washington D.C., where I am today, for January 6. I think of myself as a little bit of a Forrest Gump. I don't know how I get into some of these situations!” “I'm just curious. I ask people questions. As a journalist for many years of my life, … I just learned to study and get my head around industries and areas of interest of mine. And many times, that results in a business idea. And when I see opportunity, I strike it.” “Just start something, just talk to someone, just learn what someone needs. … I just don't understand why entrepreneurs … can't just take an opportunity and run with it. … So that's my number one piece of advice … find something you're interested in and get started.” “I believe entrepreneurship is the number one change agent in the world. I say it on stages around the United States. I just believe that as entrepreneurs, we are doing something profound and exciting when we are developing a new product … or bringing out a new process.” “The best way to make money is to make somebody else more money. That, to me, is where relationships come in and you're helping someone move forward as an entrepreneur.” “If you show up to help other people and do the good, right thing, you will have business for as long as you can see it because people will acknowledge and trust you and want to work with you on what they need.” “You can have multiple goals; … multiple tactics; … multiple ways that you're attacking a problem but you can only have one mission. You can have core values that support how you're going to move forward with that mission. The mission and the values can't change.” “Advice can be great for one individual that's not great for the next one.” “The way that we have to come at the process … is, customer first, but educated on how to make it as simple and clean and smooth an experience for them as possible, almost regardless of what they think.” “With storytelling and laughter, camaraderie, and building a culture that people really want to be there; they really want to help move the mission forward, you can get people going 60, 70 miles per hour without a lot of effort.” “Every time I get to a place of success, I immediately start thinking, ‘Man, it would be cool to go back to the beginning. How can we do this again?' It's just so much fun to start the rollercoaster over!”   Resources Mentioned Theleadershippodcast.com Sponsored by: Darley.com Rafti Advisors. LLC Self-Reliant Leadership. LLC Patrick Bryant CODE/+/TRUST Go To Team Shine Rolling Papers Monica Lewinski Liberty Fellowship The Aspen Institute Walter Cronkite Tom Brokaw BHAG Colin Gray at Purdue The Experience Economy, by Joe Pine II and James H. Gilmore Joe Pine Jim Gilmore Lay's Potato Chips Event.gives Seth Godin EBITDA

Super Chillers
016: DEVIL WIND by Laurie Bridges & Paul Alexander

Super Chillers

Play Episode Listen Later Jan 22, 2023 86:06


Avast! Hoist the mainsail! A whistle wind is darn tootin', and the @super_chillers aim to get swallowed by the surf. For January, Katie and Jeffrey stumble through the eerie fog and bump their noggins against DEVIL WIND (1983) by Laurie Bridges and Paul Alexander, an entry in the Dark Forces series of Christian-themed YA horror novels. Follow your hosts and a pair of wholesome, milk-fed teens as they learn about the various spiritual threats posed by warlocks, bikinis, and rusty whistles found in the dirt. Lay out on the beach of your favorite stinky cove, make yourself a sea sandwich, and let the Super Chillers guide your sacred memory through this Highly Haunted tale! E-mail us your questions, comments, or games at superchillerspod@gmail.com Follow Super Chillers on Instagram and Twitter @super_chillers Follow Katie on Instagram @thehauntedoutfit Follow Jeffrey on Instagram and Twitter @jeffreycanino Theme song by Atraxia (https://www.pond5.com/artist/atraxia)

Lay the Course Podcast
Steps to Making Your Money Work For You and Not the Other Way Around

Lay the Course Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Jan 19, 2023 39:26


After spending 10 years in corporate America helping build multimillion-dollar businesses as the "go-to numbers girl," Octavia Connor decided to ditch the 9 to 5 in 2011 and build her dream business instead. Her passion led to the birth of Say Yes To Profits, a virtual CFO firm that helps businesses have more money, more profits, and pay less taxes. She joined host Kelsey Stine to talk about all things business. In this episode you will hear: Octavia's strategy to get out of debt and achieve her goals, How to identify mindsets that may be holding you back, and the unique way she helps her clients see more profit in their businesses. “If you don't tell your money where to go, it's going to end up telling you where to go,” said Octavia, while sharing a story of client success. Octavia's mission is to eradicate small business failure in North America and help businesses earn their first (or next) million dollars sooner than they think. Say Yes to Profits does this by offering a unique combination of offering their clients accounting services, as well as business and money coaching. You can learn more about Octavia and her work on her website here: www.sayyestoprofits.com/ Follow us for more inspiration to take your business to the next level at: Instagram: @velacreativeco | @laythecoursepodcast Facebook: Vela Creative Co. | Lay the Course Podcast Website: www.velacreativeco.com Host: Kelsey Stine Produced by: Vela Creative Co. Credits: Production & Editing by Kelsey Stine, Sarah Miller, and Trevor Stine

Lay of The Land
#102: Jan Jensen (Trailhead Biosystems)

Lay of The Land

Play Episode Listen Later Jan 19, 2023 59:50


Lay of The Land's conversation today is with Jan Jenson — PhD, CEO/CSO/Founder of Trailhead Biosystems, based here in Cleveland.Jan is the Lead Inventor of Trailhead Technology and has 20 years as a molecular developmental biologist. He is the Eddie J. Brandon Endowed chair of Diabetes Research at the Cleveland Clinic and obtained his Ph.D. from U. Copenhagen in 1998 and has been faculty at US institutions since 2001 where he has published more than 50 peer-reviewed papers and is now engaged with multiple research projects and consortia covering neural, renal, pancreatic areas, as well as cancer and immunotherapy.The technology of Trailhead Biosystems — which exists around the high-dimensional design of experiments dependent on computerized designs and robotic executions — allows for the production of cellular ink as the biological building blocks to address a myriad of issues across cell-based therapeutics, drug discovery, organ printing, and disease modeling — ultimately aiming to arrive at the cures for diseases we've only historically been able to treat like Diabetes, which is one of Jan's original motivations.Trailhead Biosystems is one of the most fascinating companies I've come across so far and I learned so much from this conversation with Jan — everything from the basics of cell differentiation and development biology, to the vast implications that unlocking industrialized manufacturing of specialized human cells can have for regenerative medicine! Please enjoy my conversation with Jan Jensen--Learn more about Trailhead BiosystemsConnect with Jan Jensen on LinkedIn--Connect with Jeffrey Stern on LinkedInFollow Jeffrey Stern on Twitter @sternJefeFollow Lay of The Land on Twitter @podlayofthelandhttps://www.jeffreys.page/

Be the Brave Ones
Lay it Down Series: Letting Go with Tracy Fruehauf

Be the Brave Ones

Play Episode Listen Later Jan 18, 2023 39:27


We all have things in our life that we know need to go, things that weigh us down and hold us back from receiving and living out God's best. Yet even when we know something isn't good for us, we can still struggle to release it. How do we experience God's strength in our weakness? In this series, we're talking with women of different ages and life stages about what it looks like to let go and let God. We'll be sharing personal experiences, as well as discussing Scripture that points us to hope and truth. First up, we talk with Tracy Fruehauf. She's the wife of a military man and mother to three teen/tween boys and a spunky little girl. Perfectly imperfect, she loves much because Jesus loves (and forgives) her so much. Tracy has an infrequent blog where she tells of God's faithfulness to her family at OneFrueOverTheCuckoosNest.com.Pull up a seat and join us at this table of brave conversation! Download "Lay it Down" Leader Guide and Conversation Cards.

Dark Tales from the Road Podcast
Ep 32 Waipi'o Valley, Night Marchers and Folklore in Hawaii

Dark Tales from the Road Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Jan 18, 2023 57:32


As we head to beautiful Hawaii we discover more than just its beauty. Hawaii has a very long history and one filled with spirituality, ghosts, dietis, Demi gods and more. We go to Waipi'o Valley to discover the folklore around this area and its most popular lore.....the Night Marchers. Beware of them because if you look into their eyes you will die. But there are ways to survive. Lay down? Get naked? Run? Lets find out!! Follow me on Instagram, Facebook, Twitter, Tim Tok and Youtube. Also if you'd like to support the show I have a Patreon. Sources: https://www.lovebigisland.com/waipio-valley/ https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Waipio_Valley https://www.ourparanormalworld.com/hawaii/blog-post-title-one-wbwey https://www.ancient-origins.net/ancient-places-americas/waipio-valley-0014542 https://www.to-hawaii.com/legends/night-marchers.php https://www.honolulumagazine.com/friday-night-frights-the-legend-of-hawaiis-night-marchers/ https://www.shelf-awareness.com/readers-issue.html?issue=906#m15854 https://www.reddit.com/r/nosleep/comments/4xeix3/if_youre_ever_in_hawaii_i_wouldnt_recommend/ https://www.reddit.com/r/nosleep/comments/5xlvup/the_night_marchers_of_hawaii/ https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=s-uCfFUW7hk https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Honokaa,_Hawaii https://www2.hawaii.edu/~speccoll/p_honokaa.html https://honokaa.org/honokaa-town/ https://www.history.com/topics/us-states/hawaii --- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast. https://anchor.fm/app

Medicine Ball
EP 509 Friday

Medicine Ball

Play Episode Listen Later Jan 15, 2023 50:01


EP 509 Friday Corporate America and the politics involved is an often-complicated world . Understanding how to navigate the office landscape is key to advancing your career. There is a lot of work and effort required to understand power dynamics and build alliances. There is also another side of Corporate America that affects millions each year, Lay offs. Losing a Job especially when its due to company structure or budgets can be debilitating. No matter how mentally sound you are very few are prepared for it. So when I returned from Vacation facing this very situation, to say the least I was mind Blown. In an attempt to stay within professional guidelines, I made sure when discussing my Job to play it safe. I fought through unfairness and lack of support in an attempt to carry my weight and not complain. Including ,sexual harassment , lack of Accountability/help from my higher ups and rampant scapegoating. Some of the things you will hear may seems surreal, but my goal isn't to harm but to teach. In this episode, we will explore the emotional and practical challenges of a lay off. From dealing with the initial shock and grief, to learning from what can perceived as failure. Whether you're a recent layoff victim, or want to be ready for the possibility. This episode is a must-listen for anyone looking to navigate Corporate America . Tune in for expert advice and real-life stories from someone who has been there. https://anchor.fm/medicineballls3/subscribe https://www.medicineballls3.com/

Lay of The Land
#101: Aaron George (SupplyNow)

Lay of The Land

Play Episode Listen Later Jan 12, 2023 49:48


Lay of The Land's conversation today is with Aaron George, Founder/CEO of SupplyNow! Growing up with a family of small businesses & food service owners, Aaron first came to the US in 2015 with a deep sense of respect for entrepreneurship and the food service industry from a very young age. At that time, he came to study Civil Engineering and Business Management from Case Western Reserve University (CWRU) — during his time at CWRU, he founded PastryNow which was a digital, late-night delivery platform that connected local bakeries & home bakers to college studentsIn early 2020 though, when college campuses shut down overnight, Aaron had to close down the business and go back to the drawing board. He had noticed restaurants were amongst the hardest hit during the pandemic and was determined to find ways to help. After interviewing several restauranters and chefs, he found that there were inadequate solutions available to actually help restaurants control their purchasing costs, especially in the context of having to navigate frequent critical supply chain failures.In 2021, Aaron founded SupplyNow, leveraging his experience from PastryNow, to provide critical supply chain solutions that can save restaurants and local distributors, time and money. The company's flagship service — Crisis Management — helps restaurants when their vendor has shorted them (potentially due to unexpected waste/demand, inventory miscalculations, etc) and are too short-staffed to send for a restaurant's emergency supplies. At the same time, the company has built out the supply-side of its network to service distributors who find it too expensive to offer same-day/on-demand deliveries to their customers, due to CDL driver constraints and preset weekly routes that are hard to deviate out of.Through our conversation, we also cover Aaron's journey as an immigrant founder, the many additional challenges he's had to navigate as a consequence of this, and the work of Global Entrepreneur in Residence program he is spearheading. Please enjoy my conversation with Aaron George.--Learn more about SupplyNowLearn more about Global ClevelandConnect with Aaron George on LinkedIn--Connect with Jeffrey Stern on LinkedInFollow Jeffrey Stern on Twitter @sternJefeFollow Lay of The Land on Twitter @podlayofthelandhttps://www.jeffreys.page/

Snooze with Sam
How Music and Rain Can Change Your Mood

Snooze with Sam

Play Episode Listen Later Jan 12, 2023 210:00


Hi everyone! :) Like I said in my last wee live, I'm just trying a few new things ahead of a small break. This week is a wee simple one - I've been wanting to create a few of these for a while now, anyway. Time for a bath? Study? Work? Meditate? As I know many listeners enjoy my theme music, I've paired one theme with some soothing forest rain sounds to create the ultimate peaceful chillout. Sometimes, it's all we want and all we need. As always, though, don't worry - I will always be faithful to a properly good story. ;) Love to all, and thank you as always. Sam x Make yourself comfortable and relax with this soothing tale. Support me in creating these stories on Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/snoozewithsam If you enjoy these sleep stories, it would mean to world to me if you showed your appreciation and support through my Patreon. This way I can continue to do what I do! Thank you. Sam Support me here: https://www.patreon.com/snoozewithsam​ Listen on YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC5LJgW_uI99g0ZAA-Yj2azQ Listen on Amazon Music: https://music.amazon.co.uk/podcasts/40f901d4-2422-424f-9ad8-0a9e34ce86a8/snooze-with-sam All of my stories are original productions, having been recorded on location in Scotland. "Snooze with Sam" whispers sleepy stories of Scotland's natural world, all with the help of a soft, soothing Island voice. Lay yourself down, get comfortable and lose yourself in the sea of gentle tones gifted by one of the world's most beautiful countries. "Snooze with Sam" is brought to you by Sam Lawson, an entrepreneur, health and fitness professional and lifelong musician from the Isle of Skye. He runs a Coaching business in Glasgow, Scotland, and finds great satisfaction in helping others find peace within themselves, coaching them on towards personal transformation. These original works are the property of Snooze with Sam, © Copyright 2020-2022. All rights reserved. --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/snoozewithsam/message

VOV - Sự kiện và Bàn luận
Tiêu điểm - Bảo tồn, phát huy di sản văn hóa dân tộc Thái ở Mường Lay

VOV - Sự kiện và Bàn luận

Play Episode Listen Later Jan 12, 2023 4:04


- Thị xã Mường Lay, tỉnh Điện Biên nằm ở vị trí rất đặc biệt, bên lòng hồ thủy điện Sơn La và là nơi tụ thủy của 3 dòng chảy gồm: sông Đà, sông Nậm Na và suối Nậm Lay. Là trung tâm văn hóa của đồng bào Thái trắng ở Tây Bắc với những di sản văn hóa, lễ hội truyền thống được gìn giữ và lưu truyền từ bao đời nay. Thời gian qua, thị xã Mường Lay đã thực hiện nhiều giải pháp bảo tồn, phát huy di sản văn hóa dân tộc Thái gắn với phát triển kinh tế - xã hội của địa phương. Chủ đề : Bảo tồn, di sản văn hóa, dân tộc Thái ở Mường Lay --- Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/vov1sukien/support

Powell To The People
NFL Means Not For Long

Powell To The People

Play Episode Listen Later Jan 10, 2023 59:54


We're back and Happy 23 !! In this first episode of the new year the Powell men discuss the NFL . Playoffs, Lay-offs, and and cardiac arrest ....oh my. The chat turns to the Speaker of the House vote and House cuckhold Kevin McCarthy. The fellas also dive into Good Morning America host T.J. Holmes dating resume.  #DamarHamlin #NFLPlayoffs #DennisByrd #DarylStingly #NFLWildCardWeekend #KevinMcCarthy #HouseGOP #MAGARepublican #MattGaetz

The Nonlinear Library
LW - Evidence under Adversarial Conditions by PeterMcCluskey

The Nonlinear Library

Play Episode Listen Later Jan 9, 2023 5:21


Welcome to The Nonlinear Library, where we use Text-to-Speech software to convert the best writing from the Rationalist and EA communities into audio. This is: Evidence under Adversarial Conditions, published by PeterMcCluskey on January 9, 2023 on LessWrong. I recently noticed similarities between how I decide what stock market evidence to look at, and how the legal system decides what lawyers are allowed to tell juries. This post will elaborate on Eliezer's Scientific Evidence, Legal Evidence, Rational Evidence. In particular, I'll try to generalize about why there's a large class of information that I actively avoid treating as Bayesian evidence. Here's an example of a briefly popular meme that helped teach me to ignore certain types of information: Companies need to be forgetting organizations. Enron Corp., which has repeatedly been tagged as the nation's most innovative corporation, is exhibit A as a world-class forgetting organization. It's not wedded to what it did yesterday. Enron chiefs Kenneth Lay and Jeff Skilling have figured out how to operate like a band of pirates. Got an idea? Don't dally. Go for it while it's an original! Everything here seems at least technically true (The Media Very Rarely Lies). I suspect it was mostly intended to be honest and helpful. But as a reader, I found it discouraged me from focusing on some key questions, such as: who was tagging Enron as innovative? What were the goals of those taggers? What was their track record at helping readers identify good investments? How much of a connection is there between innovation and good investments? What are some examples of Enron's innovation, and how do they resemble the kind of innovations that have caused other companies to succeed? Enron seems to have done a few things which qualify as fraud. But most of the Enron stock price bubble was generated through misdirecting investor's attention (and maybe the attention of Lay and Skilling) away from the risks that Enron was taking. I was in fact tempted to invest in Enron when I listened to that kind of meme. Whenever I felt that temptation, I looked at its financial statements and charts of its stock price, and decided I wouldn't miss much if I waited for better evidence. The standard Bayesian worldview asks me to update on all relevant information. Why do both I as an investor and the legal system exclude large classes of information from that rule? Both contexts involve some zero sum or negative sum conflicts. That makes it likely that someone is packaging information in order to mislead. If I, or a jury, only notice a datum because someone thought it would mislead me or the jury, odds are that updating on that information would reduce the accuracy of my (or the jury's) beliefs. We reject that information in order to ensure that its expected value will be zero, because the alternative tends to be that its expected value is negative. In both contexts, rules have been developed to admit evidence only if it's hard to manipulate or if it comes from a source that's unlikely to manipulate it. Accounting rules strongly limit how many ways key information can be presented. They also ensure that someone can in principle be punished if the information misleads. Similar rules ensure that company press releases are fairly safe for investors to read. The company will often be sued if the press release contains questionable claims that subsequently become linked to investor losses. That deters a wide variety of harmful propaganda (and presumably a fair amount of helpful evidence). It still leaves some gray areas for vaguely misleading memes, such as talk of Enron's innovation. Companies have mostly shifted to getting other respected sources to promote those ideas for them, rather than putting them in their own press releases. Still, I consider it an important skill to read those press releases in somewhat the same way that courts admit evidence: carefully distinguishing between "facts" and everything else....

The  Fierce Factor with Kaeli Lindholm
Episode 143: Team KLC is Hiring

The Fierce Factor with Kaeli Lindholm

Play Episode Listen Later Jan 9, 2023 24:21


I have an announcement to make in this episode. Also, I want to discuss how to go about creating a hiring plan and figuring out how you will grow. One thing I often talk about with my clients is hiring up, which means that every person you hire will elevate your existing team. We need to think about hiring those with passion and skills that will make the business and the team better, no matter what role they are hired for. It's important as a leader to show up enthusiastically for the hiring process and evaluate not only the candidates, but yourself. Now, I am looking to bring in a new employee and I want to share some hiring tips for those also looking to expand their team. My motto is “always be recruiting.” If you encounter someone that would be perfect for your team but you have no positions, keep in touch with them. Once a position opens up, they could be just who you need. Creating a job description is the most important part of looking for a new hire. For me, I always speak to the potential candidate first before explaining the position. Then, I explain the primary and secondary objectives before vision casting the ideal candidate. You need to be specific and explain who is the right fit for the role and your business. Lay out the skills that are essential for you and your team, but also lay out who isn't the right fit. Weed out those applicants who won't elevate you and your team. If you don't put your requirements out there, you can't find the right person for you. Book a Strategy Call with Kaeli Join the KLC Consulting Mailing List The Fierce Factor Society on Facebook KLC Consulting Website Kaeli on Instagram Kaeli on LinkedIn

The Lethal List
E176: silver lining

The Lethal List

Play Episode Listen Later Jan 8, 2023 121:21


TRACKLIST: 1. She's Just the Type of Girl - NEIL FRANCES & dreamcastmoe 2. You Never Visit Me - Masego 3. BUBBA - Silvan Strauss 4. breakfast - Fana Hues 5. Lay on Me (feat. Monteco) - Marques Houston 6. I'm Baby (feat. Jvck James) [ChopNotSlop] - Ambré & O.G. Ron C. 7. Feeling U, Feeling Me (Interlude) - Alicia Keys 8. Love Is Stronger Than Pride - Sade 9. Need U - JMSN 10. Horizons - Jasmine Myra 11. The Lonely Tears of Lee Seedol - Move 78 12. Fingerprints - Hiatus Kaiyote 13. Silver Lining (feat. Roos Jonker) - Luciel 14. Homecoming - SGJAZZ & Dr. Dundiff 15. I've Been Loving You Too Long - Aretha Franklin 16. Dora's Lullaby - Julius Rodriguez 17. Rhine Valley - Becky Sikasa 18. Mystics (feat. Venna) [Live] - Yussef Dayes 19. Water - Jerome Thomas 20. Bliss - Evil Needle & Venuz Beats 21. Beh Beh (feat. MALIA) - Full Crate 22. ON 10 - DESTIN CONRAD 23. Sure Shot - Bathe 24. Notice Me - SZA 25. Wannabe - Denyah 26. Choose Some Field - SGJAZZ & Dr. Dundiff 27. Tranquil - Melodiesinfonie & Al Hug 28. My Freedom Travel (Pharoah's Spirit) [feat. BeMyFiasco, Ozay Moore & Kyotey Grey] - Tall Black Guy 29. Do Better - Ab-Soul & Zacari 30. Venezuela Trains - Ravyn Lenae 31. Angel - Little Simz 32. Use It - Oscar Jerome 33. The Light - Common 34. Pr*tty R*cky - U&me (Ambient Breaks Mix) - Nick León

Proverbs Daily Podcast

1 My son, keep my words. Lay up my commandments within you. 2 Keep my commandments and live! Guard my teaching as the apple of your eye. 3 Bind them on your fingers. Write them on the tablet of your heart. 4 Tell wisdom, "You are my sister." Call understanding your relative, 5 that they may keep you from the strange woman, from the foreigner who flatters with her words. 6 For at the window of my house, I looked out through my lattice. 7 I saw among the simple ones. I discerned among the youths a young man void of understanding, 8 passing through the street near her corner, he went the way to her house, 9 in the twilight, in the evening of the day, in the middle of the night and in the darkness. 10 Behold, there a woman met him with the attire of a prostitute, and with crafty intent. 11 She is loud and defiant. Her feet don't stay in her house. 12 Now she is in the streets, now in the squares, and lurking at every corner. 13 So she caught him, and kissed him. With an impudent face she said to him: 14 "Sacrifices of peace offerings are with me. Today I have paid my vows. 15 Therefore I came out to meet you, to diligently seek your face, and I have found you. 16 I have spread my couch with carpets of tapestry, with striped cloths of the yarn of Egypt. 17 I have perfumed my bed with myrrh, aloes, and cinnamon. 18 Come, let's take our fill of loving until the morning. Let's solace ourselves with loving. 19 For my husband isn't at home. He has gone on a long journey. 20 He has taken a bag of money with him. He will come home at the full moon." 21 With persuasive words, she led him astray. With the flattering of her lips, she seduced him. 22 He followed her immediately, as an ox goes to the slaughter, as a fool stepping into a noose. 23 Until an arrow strikes through his liver, as a bird hurries to the snare, and doesn't know that it will cost his life. 24 Now therefore, sons, listen to me. Pay attention to the words of my mouth. 25 Don't let your heart turn to her ways. Don't go astray in her paths, 26 for she has thrown down many wounded. Yes, all her slain are a mighty army. 27 Her house is the way to Sheol,* going down to the rooms of death. Listen Subscribe: Proverbs Daily Podcast Psalms Daily Podcast

Lay The Points Podcast
NCAA Championship & NFL Week 18

Lay The Points Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Jan 7, 2023 31:00


Ahead of the NCAA Title Game between Georgia and TCU, Kendall breaks down every angle of that game. Will Kendre Miller's injury play a major factor? We detail how Darnell Washington can be a difference maker and give you the right side to be on Monday. Then we transition to the NFL Week 18 lines and once again look to hit our MoneyLine parlay. Thus far, we are 10-4 and printing money. Hop on the train while you can! Follow us on Twitter at Lay the Points On Facebook at Lay the Points Podcast As well as IG at LayPoints There are ways to take advantage of Vegas and I do it every week.

CheapShow
Ep 314: The Mini Milk Manoeuvre

CheapShow

Play Episode Listen Later Jan 6, 2023 71:41


It's the start of another year. As 2023 rolls in, Paul just isn't in the mood to go back to making podcasts. As a result, Eli is going to have to do something a little different this week to get Paul in the right frame of mind. What Eli has planned is to have Paul, in a twist to the usual format, take the blind taste test challenge in a round of Off Brand/Brand Off… Or is it Brand Off/Off Brand? Ash Frith brought a few “knock off” gummies to the Xmas party, but now the cheap chaps have the chance to test them against the real thing. Will Paul be able to guess the Percy Pigs from the Leo Lions and the Twinnies from the Squashies? Elsewhere in the podcast, there are a few other Xmas party leftovers to sample; a bag of Lay's “Pizza Hut” crisps and a tin of Mountain Dew “VooDew”. Yup, it's definitely a “let's eat the leftovers” kind of a show! Happy New Year! See pics/videos for this episode on our website: https://www.thecheapshow.co.uk/ep-314-mini-milk-manoeuvre And if you like us, why not support us: www.patreon.com/cheapshow If you want to get involved, email us at thecheapshow@gmail.com And if you want to, follow us on Twitter @thecheapshowpod or @paulgannonshow & @elisnoid Like, Review, Share, Comment... LOVE US! WATCH OUR EPIC 300 Live Show on YouTube Video Edition: youtu.be/Yf5Q3WVR4tl MERCH Official CheapShow Merch Shop: www.redbubble.com/people/cheapshow/shop www.cheapmag.shop Thanks also to @vorratony for the wonderful, exclusive art: www.tinyurl.com/rbcheapshow NEW ART: Get hold of Spunk.Rock's exclusive new CheapShow Artwork: https://www.redbubble.com/i/t-shirt/CHEAPSHOW-EST-2016-by-spunkrock/115961855.WFLAH.XYZ www.instagram.com/spunk__rock Send Us Stuff: CheapShow PO BOX 1309 Harrow HA1 9QJ

Lay of The Land
#100: Jeffrey Stern's Reflections on 100 Episodes — Entrepreneurial Motivations, Where Ideas Come From, and The Importance of Culture

Lay of The Land

Play Episode Listen Later Jan 5, 2023 33:11


Lay of The Land's 100th conversation is a reflection on the 99 before it — what universal lessons can we learn and patterns we can extract from recounting the stories of amazing people building amazing things! We'll cover what draws people to entrepreneurship in the first place, where do company ideas come from, and the real importance of culture — I hope you all can take these learnings with you as well. Thanks for tuning in for two years now :)Please enjoy and let me know if you all have any feedback. To the next 100!With Love — Jeffrey SternHost, Lay of The Land PodcastCo-Founder, Axuall

Central Baptist Church of Ponca City
Get Up… and Keep Getting Up!

Central Baptist Church of Ponca City

Play Episode Listen Later Jan 5, 2023


Watch/Listen here using the Embedded Subsplash Playerdiv.sap-embed-player{position:relative;width:100%;height:0;padding-top:56.25%;}div.sap-embed-player>iframe{position:absolute;top:0;left:0;width:100%;height:100%;}Central Baptist Church of Ponca City, OKDATE: Wednesday, January 4, 2022SERMON BY: Dr. John WaterlooSERMON TITLE: Get Up… and Keep Getting Up!SERMON THEME: God Will Raise Up and Use Those Who Will RepentSERMON SERIES: ProverbsSERMON TEXT: Proverbs 24:15-16Attacks come upon all, not just the wickedAttacks can be frequent (we should plan for failures) We will fall oftenWe should not be judging people because of their fallsWe only lose if we stay down and give upWe should not be surprised…when evil men attack the righteouswhen good men fall in some way. Prov. 24:15   Lay not wait, O wicked man, against the dwelling of the righteous; spoil not his resting place: 16 For a just man falleth seven times, and riseth up again: but the wicked shall fall into mischief.— — —Watch/Listen here using our Subsplash WebShare Playerhttps://subspla.sh/pkydnqxListen here on Archive.orghttps://archive.org/download/010423-wed-you-tube-stream/010423Wed-YouTubeStream.mp3  

Kerusso Daily Devotional
Live Only For the Lord

Kerusso Daily Devotional

Play Episode Listen Later Jan 4, 2023 1:40


What would you think is one of the biggest stumbling blocks for us as we try to live our lives with integrity?   If you said “pride,” you win! The Bible tells us that the sin of pride can lead to a whole range of bad outcomes.   Micah 6:8 says, “What does the Lord require of you? To act justly and to love mercy and to walk humbly with your God.”   Walk humbly? Wow, that can be the most difficult part of living out this verse. We must constantly check our spirits to make sure our motives are pure and centered on God's plan for us and those we encounter.   Micah is communicating to us that God actually requires certain things of us. Justice and love are critical, to be sure, but staying humble is no less important. It puts legs to the journey God has mapped out for you.   Lay down your pride and see what God will do!   Let's pray.    Lord, we war with our own flesh at times, our desires to be the object of attention. Help us lay this aside and live only for you. Amen.

Stories Inside the Man Cave
Remembering Coach Gus with Calvin Schiraldi, Ty Harrington, & Greg Swindell

Stories Inside the Man Cave

Play Episode Listen Later Jan 3, 2023 36:37


Episode 218 brought to you by Jim Saxton State Farm Insurance Agency Jim Saxton, State Farm Agent Get 20% OFF MANSCAPED + Free Shipping with promo code MANCAVE20 at http://MANSCAPED.com #ad #manscapedpod The Texas Longhorn baseball coaching legend, Cliff Gustafson passed away at age 91. Three of his former players from the 1980s: Calvin Schiraldi, Ty Harrington, and Greg Swindell all took time out of their evening to discuss their beloved coach. Coach Gus won 1466 games at Texas, won 2 national titles, led the Longhorns baseball program to 17 CWS trips to Omaha, and captured 22 SWC championships. But, it was the man we call, "Gus" who impacted all of his players included Schiraldi, Harrington, and Swindell. It became emtional somewhat as expected. The humorous side to Coach Gus including his habitual lunches: peanut butter & honey sandwiches, Lay's potato chips, and powdered iced tea was discussed at length. #CliffGustafson #CoachGus #HookEm #AustinTexas #CollegeBaseballSupport the showPlease like and follow each of Stories Inside the Man Cave Podcast social media links on Facebook, Twitter, YouTube, Instagram, and Tik Tok.

Critical Readings
CR Episode 156: The Lay of the Children of Hurin, Part III

Critical Readings

Play Episode Listen Later Jan 2, 2023 114:29


The panel concludes a three-week reading of The Lay of the Children of Hurin, examining the connexion between the history, geography, and cosmology of Tolkien's imagined Middle-Earth and that of our own, very real, terrestrial middle-earth.Continue reading

Sleep Meditation for Women
Meditation: Full Body Relaxation for Sleep

Sleep Meditation for Women

Play Episode Listen Later Dec 30, 2022 25:23


Join Premium! Ready for an ad-free meditation experience? Join Premium now and get every episode from ALL of our podcasts completely ad-free now! Just a few clicks makes it easy for you to listen on your favorite podcast player.  Become a PREMIUM member today by going to --> https://WomensMeditationNetwork.com/premium Lay your head on your pillow tonight and invite your body to enter into a deep relaxation that will easily transition you into peaceful sleep.  JOURNAL PROMPTS: Before Bed What did your body do for you today? In the Morning How does your body feel this morning?  Did you have any dreams? If so, write about them.     

ESV: Digging Deep into the Bible
December 30: Psalm 150; Job 40:6–42:6; Isaiah 65; Revelation 21–22:5

ESV: Digging Deep into the Bible

Play Episode Listen Later Dec 30, 2022 15:52


Psalms and Wisdom: Psalm 150 Psalm 150 (Listen) Let Everything Praise the Lord 150   Praise the LORD!  Praise God in his sanctuary;    praise him in his mighty heavens!12   Praise him for his mighty deeds;    praise him according to his excellent greatness! 3   Praise him with trumpet sound;    praise him with lute and harp!4   Praise him with tambourine and dance;    praise him with strings and pipe!5   Praise him with sounding cymbals;    praise him with loud clashing cymbals!6   Let everything that has breath praise the LORD!  Praise the LORD! Footnotes [1] 150:1 Hebrew expanse (compare Genesis 1:6–8) (ESV) Pentateuch and History: Job 40:6–42:6 Job 40:6–42:6 (Listen) The Lord Challenges Job 6 Then the LORD answered Job out of the whirlwind and said: 7   “Dress for action1 like a man;    I will question you, and you make it known to me.8   Will you even put me in the wrong?    Will you condemn me that you may be in the right?9   Have you an arm like God,    and can you thunder with a voice like his? 10   “Adorn yourself with majesty and dignity;    clothe yourself with glory and splendor.11   Pour out the overflowings of your anger,    and look on everyone who is proud and abase him.12   Look on everyone who is proud and bring him low    and tread down the wicked where they stand.13   Hide them all in the dust together;    bind their faces in the world below.214   Then will I also acknowledge to you    that your own right hand can save you. 15   “Behold, Behemoth,3    which I made as I made you;    he eats grass like an ox.16   Behold, his strength in his loins,    and his power in the muscles of his belly.17   He makes his tail stiff like a cedar;    the sinews of his thighs are knit together.18   His bones are tubes of bronze,    his limbs like bars of iron. 19   “He is the first of the works4 of God;    let him who made him bring near his sword!20   For the mountains yield food for him    where all the wild beasts play.21   Under the lotus plants he lies,    in the shelter of the reeds and in the marsh.22   For his shade the lotus trees cover him;    the willows of the brook surround him.23   Behold, if the river is turbulent he is not frightened;    he is confident though Jordan rushes against his mouth.24   Can one take him by his eyes,5    or pierce his nose with a snare? 41   6 “Can you draw out Leviathan7 with a fishhook    or press down his tongue with a cord?2   Can you put a rope in his nose    or pierce his jaw with a hook?3   Will he make many pleas to you?    Will he speak to you soft words?4   Will he make a covenant with you    to take him for your servant forever?5   Will you play with him as with a bird,    or will you put him on a leash for your girls?6   Will traders bargain over him?    Will they divide him up among the merchants?7   Can you fill his skin with harpoons    or his head with fishing spears?8   Lay your hands on him;    remember the battle—you will not do it again!9   8 Behold, the hope of a man is false;    he is laid low even at the sight of him.10   No one is so fierce that he dares to stir him up.    Who then is he who can stand before me?11   Who has first given to me, that I should repay him?    Whatever is under the whole heaven is mine. 12   “I will not keep silence concerning his limbs,    or his mighty strength, or his goodly frame.13   Who can strip off his outer garment?    Who would come near him with a bridle?14   Who can open the doors of his face?    Around his teeth is terror.15   His back is made of9 rows of shields,    shut up closely as with a seal.16   One is so near to another    that no air can come between them.17   They are joined one to another;    they clasp each other and cannot be separated.18   His sneezings flash forth light,    and his eyes are like the eyelids of the dawn.19   Out of his mouth go flaming torches;    sparks of fire leap forth.20   Out of his nostrils comes forth smoke,    as from a boiling pot and burning rushes.21   His breath kindles coals,    and a flame comes forth from his mouth.22   In his neck abides strength,    and terror dances before him.23   The folds of his flesh stick together,    firmly cast on him and immovable.24   His heart is hard as a stone,    hard as the lower millstone.25   When he raises himself up, the mighty10 are afraid;    at the crashing they are beside themselves.26   Though the sword reaches him, it does not avail,    nor the spear, the dart, or the javelin.27   He counts iron as straw,    and bronze as rotten wood.28   The arrow cannot make him flee;    for him, sling stones are turned to stubble.29   Clubs are counted as stubble;    he laughs at the rattle of javelins.30   His underparts are like sharp potsherds;    he spreads himself like a threshing sledge on the mire.31   He makes the deep boil like a pot;    he makes the sea like a pot of ointment.32   Behind him he leaves a shining wake;    one would think the deep to be white-haired.33   On earth there is not his like,    a creature without fear.34   He sees everything that is high;    he is king over all the sons of pride.” Job's Confession and Repentance 42 Then Job answered the LORD and said: 2   “I know that you can do all things,    and that no purpose of yours can be thwarted.3   ‘Who is this that hides counsel without knowledge?'  Therefore I have uttered what I did not understand,    things too wonderful for me, which I did not know.4   ‘Hear, and I will speak;    I will question you, and you make it known to me.'5   I had heard of you by the hearing of the ear,    but now my eye sees you;6   therefore I despise myself,    and repent11 in dust and ashes.” Footnotes [1] 40:7 Hebrew Gird up your loins [2] 40:13 Hebrew in the hidden place [3] 40:15 A large animal, exact identity unknown [4] 40:19 Hebrew ways [5] 40:24 Or in his sight [6] 41:1 Ch 40:25 in Hebrew [7] 41:1 A large sea animal, exact identity unknown [8] 41:9 Ch 41:1 in Hebrew [9] 41:15 Or His pride is in his [10] 41:25 Or gods [11] 42:6 Or and am comforted (ESV) Chronicles and Prophets: Isaiah 65 Isaiah 65 (Listen) Judgment and Salvation 65   I was ready to be sought by those who did not ask for me;    I was ready to be found by those who did not seek me.  I said, “Here I am, here I am,”    to a nation that was not called by1 my name.2   I spread out my hands all the day    to a rebellious people,  who walk in a way that is not good,    following their own devices;3   a people who provoke me    to my face continually,  sacrificing in gardens    and making offerings on bricks;4   who sit in tombs,    and spend the night in secret places;  who eat pig's flesh,    and broth of tainted meat is in their vessels;5   who say, “Keep to yourself,    do not come near me, for I am too holy for you.”  These are a smoke in my nostrils,    a fire that burns all the day.6   Behold, it is written before me:    “I will not keep silent, but I will repay;  I will indeed repay into their lap7     both your iniquities and your fathers' iniquities together,      says the LORD;  because they made offerings on the mountains    and insulted me on the hills,  I will measure into their lap    payment for their former deeds.”2 8   Thus says the LORD:  “As the new wine is found in the cluster,    and they say, ‘Do not destroy it,    for there is a blessing in it,'  so I will do for my servants' sake,    and not destroy them all.9   I will bring forth offspring from Jacob,    and from Judah possessors of my mountains;  my chosen shall possess it,    and my servants shall dwell there.10   Sharon shall become a pasture for flocks,    and the Valley of Achor a place for herds to lie down,    for my people who have sought me.11   But you who forsake the LORD,    who forget my holy mountain,  who set a table for Fortune    and fill cups of mixed wine for Destiny,12   I will destine you to the sword,    and all of you shall bow down to the slaughter,  because, when I called, you did not answer;    when I spoke, you did not listen,  but you did what was evil in my eyes    and chose what I did not delight in.” 13   Therefore thus says the Lord GOD:  “Behold, my servants shall eat,    but you shall be hungry;  behold, my servants shall drink,    but you shall be thirsty;  behold, my servants shall rejoice,    but you shall be put to shame;14   behold, my servants shall sing for gladness of heart,    but you shall cry out for pain of heart    and shall wail for breaking of spirit.15   You shall leave your name to my chosen for a curse,    and the Lord GOD will put you to death,    but his servants he will call by another name,16   so that he who blesses himself in the land    shall bless himself by the God of truth,  and he who takes an oath in the land    shall swear by the God of truth;  because the former troubles are forgotten    and are hidden from my eyes. New Heavens and a New Earth 17   “For behold, I create new heavens    and a new earth,  and the former things shall not be remembered    or come into mind.18   But be glad and rejoice forever    in that which I create;  for behold, I create Jerusalem to be a joy,    and her people to be a gladness.19   I will rejoice in Jerusalem    and be glad in my people;  no more shall be heard in it the sound of weeping    and the cry of distress.20   No more shall there be in it    an infant who lives but a few days,    or an old man who does not fill out his days,  for the young man shall die a hundred years old,    and the sinner a hundred years old shall be accursed.21   They shall build houses and inhabit them;    they shall plant vineyards and eat their fruit.22   They shall not build and another inhabit;    they shall not plant and another eat;  for like the days of a tree shall the days of my people be,    and my chosen shall long enjoy3 the work of their hands.23   They shall not labor in vain    or bear children for calamity,4  for they shall be the offspring of the blessed of the LORD,    and their descendants with them.24   Before they call I will answer;    while they are yet speaking I will hear.25   The wolf and the lamb shall graze together;    the lion shall eat straw like the ox,    and dust shall be the serpent's food.  They shall not hurt or destroy    in all my holy mountain,”    &

Live Better. Sell Better.
Be Proactive: Find Companies That Are The Best Fit with Kyle Norton

Live Better. Sell Better.

Play Episode Listen Later Dec 30, 2022 40:28


This episode of the Live Better Seller Better Podcast features Kyle Norton, SVP of Sales at Owner.com. Today, Kyle talks not about career trajectory, but company choice. He invites salespeople to become proactive instead of reactive, to pursue companies that they've vetted and bet their efforts on.He gives advice on how to measure a company's capacity to grow and shares insights on when it's best to fold on an opportunity. He also shares some actionable tips on personalizing messages and not being afraid to reach out to decision-makers. HIGHLIGHT QUOTESFor the asymmetric risks of a startup, there have to be asymmetric upsides too - Kyle: "You need to look for an asymmetric upside. You're getting asymmetric risk, as we've all seen in this market. Lay-offs, a lot of companies are zombies at this point like there's a lot of not great stuff happening, and so there is more risk than being at a big established company... if you're going to take that risk and take that chaos and all that comes with startup land, you need to bet big."Be proactive and reach out to decision-makers for an interview - Kyle: "If you want a great job at a good company where you definitely can't get an interview just applying online, which is most of the time... but all of securing the interview is in the personalized outreach, the research, and having a really tight value prop." You can find out more about Kyle and cold call him to find out about available jobs in the links below:LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/kylecnorton/Website: https://www.owner.com/Live Better. Sell Better. is sponsored by our proud partner:Vidyard | vidyard.com

Lay the Course Podcast
Action Steps to Avoid Burnout While Growing Your Business

Lay the Course Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Dec 29, 2022 38:25


Sarah Greener is passionate about businesses – mostly small ones. For the past 7 years, Sarah has been helping busy, stressed, and overworked business owners transform their businesses and reignite the passion they had when they started out. Sarah enjoys providing actionable insights to audiences of all sizes to help them in immediate ways to strike a necessary balance and stop the feeling of being overwhelmed. In this episode you will hear: Sarah's early career experience that put her on the path to coaching women in business Her experience with burnout, and how she found her way out of it And the steps Sarah encourages her clients to take to find clarity within their business “Stop, and take a break! You've got permission,” said Sarah, talking about her experience navigating burnout. Sarah has developed a framework to help business owners based on her own entrepreneurial journey. The key she advocates for is working on their business rather than in their business. To connect with Sarah, you can visit her website at www.sarahgreener.com. Follow us for more inspiration to take your business to the next level at: Instagram: @velacreativeco | @laythecoursepodcast Facebook: Vela Creative Co. | Lay the Course Podcast Website: www.velacreativeco.com Host: Kelsey Stine Produced by: Vela Creative Co. Credits: Production & Editing by Kelsey Stine, Sarah Miller, and Trevor Stine

Girls on Porn
Big Naturals

Girls on Porn

Play Episode Listen Later Dec 28, 2022 33:04 Very Popular


Hoist 'em up, ladies! The girls are marveling at the natural busty-ness and undeniable talent of porn legend Angela White. They also discuss Big Naturals memes, bra sizing chaos, and which country has the biggest jugs in the world. Lay your weary head on the heaving bosom of GoP, for our last episode in 2022! XXX Big Tit Rubdown Scene 1 Be sure to rate Girls on Porn 5-Stars on Apple Podcast and Spotify!  And leave your favorite search term OR your porn star name in the review for a chance to have it read on-air.  Follow Us on Social Media: Show: @girlsonprn Laura: @ramadei Rachel: @_rrratchel Show Credits: Producer: Amanda C Mixed and Edited by Grace Harper Intern: Erika Silverman Theme by Eli Janney Advertise on Girls On Porn via Gumball.fmSee omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

Critical Readings
CR Episode 155: The Lay of the Children of Hurin, Part II

Critical Readings

Play Episode Listen Later Dec 26, 2022 98:13


The panel reads the second part of The Lay of the Children of Hurin, which relates the tale of Beleg Strongbow, and the doom of Turin Turambar, giving special attention to how the text connects to other mythological and Anglo-Saxon poems and narratives.Continue reading

Christ Church (Moscow, ID)
Unbelief on Christmas Eve

Christ Church (Moscow, ID)

Play Episode Listen Later Dec 24, 2022 7:03


Here is your Christmas invitation. Believe on the Lord Jesus Christ, and you will be saved. Christ is Lord. Give up your unbelief. Lay down your arms. A prophet does arise from Galilee.

Dead City Drive-In
NUCLEAR FAMILY MELTDOWN!

Dead City Drive-In

Play Episode Listen Later Dec 23, 2022 130:39


THE BROOD | XTRO | ALTERED STATESWith Guest Programmer ROBB LEEFamily dynamics can be a bit tricky– especially if Mom's a crazy New Age nutbag who prefers to lick the afterbirth from freshly hatched brood babies rather than spend time with her familial unit. And where do you go with the conversation after you catch Dad slurping up snake eggs or devolving into a caveman who breaks into zoos to get in touch with his primordial side? Lucky for you, the Dead City Drive-In's got you covered! Brandon and Chris are joined by Guest Programmer Robb Lee to delve deep into childhood trauma with a double feature of dysfunctional family dynamics! Lay down on the couch, pop a couple hits of acid and get ready for some intense psychotherapy… we can't guarantee a breakthrough, but you will have a complete NUCLEAR FAMILY MELTDOWN!

Lay of The Land
#99: Steve Santamaria (Folio Photonics)

Lay of The Land

Play Episode Listen Later Dec 22, 2022 62:58


Lay of The Land's conversation today is with Steve Santamaria, CEO of Folio Photonics, where he is focused on innovating storage media with the first-ever enterprise-scale, immutable active archive solution that delivers breakthrough cost, security, and sustainability!Steve — who resides here in Chagrin Falls — is a seasoned technology executive, entrepreneur, and student of disruptive technologies. Steve spent 14 years at Intel where he led an array of strategic projects including: Intel's Microsoft partnership, colloquially referred to as Wintel, investment in China Software Park Program (with launches in Hangzhou, Nanjing, Shenzhen and Chengdu), global expansion of the Intel Developer Program, formation of the Visual Computing Group to move Intel into more graphics-oriented businesses such as VR and 3D animation and the launching of various Intel Service businesses including Intel Online Services, AppUp and Tizen.Prior to Intel, Steve had a successful sales and business development career with companies including: Control Data, Ceridian, Parametric Technology and Giga Information Group. Most recently, Steve started two companies: WebTuner Corp., an OTT video streaming company, and Envelop VR, which created the first Windows desktop environment for virtual reality.Really enjoyed getting Steve's perspective on the history and future of storage, the prospects for Folio Photonics's opportunity looking forward, Cleveland's whole ecosystem, and his reflections on leadership! Hope you enjoy my conversation with Steve Santamaria--Learn more about Folio PhotonicsConnect with Steve Santamaria on LinkedInFollow Steve Santamaria on Twitter @SSantamaria7 --Connect with Jeffrey Stern on LinkedInFollow Jeffrey Stern on Twitter @sternJefeFollow Lay of The Land on Twitter @podlayofthelandhttps://www.jeffreys.page/

Tips for Work and Life with Andrew LaCivita
How to Get Rid of Nerves in a Job Interview

Tips for Work and Life with Andrew LaCivita

Play Episode Listen Later Dec 20, 2022 10:37


Ever choke? Lay an egg so to speak? “Me neither,” said me never. But, let's just say for sake of email argument, there's a teensy-weensy possibility you might during an upcoming interview. Does this go through your head… What if I don't perform well? What if they don't like me? What if they ask me that silly question I always flub? What if, what if, what if? Ba, bu, blah, blah, blah. You are going into a future and paying a debt you don't need to pay now or probably ever! Not to mention, you're not completely focused on what you should be focused on—nailing the interview! Wanna put those nerves or anxiety in their rightful place? Then, today's your lucky day. Check out this podcast on How to Get Rid of Nerves in a Job Interview. Enjoy! If you'd like to build a great career and lead a rewarding life, check out some of these other places where I share my teachings: Check out the milewalk Academy, my coaching and training site, for freemiums and premiums. I have hundreds of educational and inspirational videos on my YouTube Channel. Grab any of my three books related to interviewing, hiring, and goal setting. All can be found on my Amazon Author Page. Follow me on Instagram, LinkedIn, Twitter, TikTok, and Facebook. Stay in touch with me in your email inbox by joining my newsletter here! --Andy

Sleep Meditation for Women
Meditation: Safe in the Arms of Sleep

Sleep Meditation for Women

Play Episode Listen Later Dec 17, 2022 22:15


Join Premium! Ready for an ad-free meditation experience? Join Premium now and get every episode from ALL of our podcasts completely ad-free now! Just a few clicks makes it easy for you to listen on your favorite podcast player.  Become a PREMIUM member today by going to --> https://WomensMeditationNetwork.com/premium Lay your head on your pillow tonight, And relax into the comforts of your bed. Here all your worries can dissolve, All your fears can float away, If you just trust, And surrender into the safe arms of sleep. JOURNAL PROMPTS: Before Bed Write about a memory you have when someone you loved wrapped you in their arms? How did it make you feel?  In the Morning How do you want to feel when you go to bed tonight? Is there anything you can do today to ensure you feel this way?    

ESV: Through the Bible in a Year
December 17: Hosea 6–9; Psalm 137; 1 Peter 3–5

ESV: Through the Bible in a Year

Play Episode Listen Later Dec 17, 2022 17:05


Old Testament: Hosea 6–9 Hosea 6–9 (Listen) Israel and Judah Are Unrepentant 6   “Come, let us return to the LORD;    for he has torn us, that he may heal us;    he has struck us down, and he will bind us up.2   After two days he will revive us;    on the third day he will raise us up,    that we may live before him.3   Let us know; let us press on to know the LORD;    his going out is sure as the dawn;  he will come to us as the showers,    as the spring rains that water the earth.” 4   What shall I do with you, O Ephraim?    What shall I do with you, O Judah?  Your love is like a morning cloud,    like the dew that goes early away.5   Therefore I have hewn them by the prophets;    I have slain them by the words of my mouth,    and my judgment goes forth as the light.6   For I desire steadfast love1 and not sacrifice,    the knowledge of God rather than burnt offerings. 7   But like Adam they transgressed the covenant;    there they dealt faithlessly with me.8   Gilead is a city of evildoers,    tracked with blood.9   As robbers lie in wait for a man,    so the priests band together;  they murder on the way to Shechem;    they commit villainy.10   In the house of Israel I have seen a horrible thing;    Ephraim's whoredom is there; Israel is defiled. 11   For you also, O Judah, a harvest is appointed.   When I restore the fortunes of my people,7   when I would heal Israel,    the iniquity of Ephraim is revealed,    and the evil deeds of Samaria,  for they deal falsely;    the thief breaks in,    and the bandits raid outside.2   But they do not consider    that I remember all their evil.  Now their deeds surround them;    they are before my face.3   By their evil they make the king glad,    and the princes by their treachery.4   They are all adulterers;    they are like a heated oven  whose baker ceases to stir the fire,    from the kneading of the dough    until it is leavened.5   On the day of our king, the princes    became sick with the heat of wine;    he stretched out his hand with mockers.6   For with hearts like an oven they approach their intrigue;    all night their anger smolders;    in the morning it blazes like a flaming fire.7   All of them are hot as an oven,    and they devour their rulers.  All their kings have fallen,    and none of them calls upon me. 8   Ephraim mixes himself with the peoples;    Ephraim is a cake not turned.9   Strangers devour his strength,    and he knows it not;  gray hairs are sprinkled upon him,    and he knows it not.10   The pride of Israel testifies to his face;2    yet they do not return to the LORD their God,    nor seek him, for all this. 11   Ephraim is like a dove,    silly and without sense,    calling to Egypt, going to Assyria.12   As they go, I will spread over them my net;    I will bring them down like birds of the heavens;    I will discipline them according to the report made to their congregation.13   Woe to them, for they have strayed from me!    Destruction to them, for they have rebelled against me!  I would redeem them,    but they speak lies against me. 14   They do not cry to me from the heart,    but they wail upon their beds;  for grain and wine they gash themselves;    they rebel against me.15   Although I trained and strengthened their arms,    yet they devise evil against me.16   They return, but not upward;3    they are like a treacherous bow;  their princes shall fall by the sword    because of the insolence of their tongue.  This shall be their derision in the land of Egypt. Israel Will Reap the Whirlwind 8   Set the trumpet to your lips!    One like a vulture is over the house of the LORD,  because they have transgressed my covenant    and rebelled against my law.2   To me they cry,    “My God, we—Israel—know you.”3   Israel has spurned the good;    the enemy shall pursue him. 4   They made kings, but not through me.    They set up princes, but I knew it not.  With their silver and gold they made idols    for their own destruction.5   I have4 spurned your calf, O Samaria.    My anger burns against them.  How long will they be incapable of innocence?6   For it is from Israel;  a craftsman made it;    it is not God.  The calf of Samaria    shall be broken to pieces.5 7   For they sow the wind,    and they shall reap the whirlwind.  The standing grain has no heads;    it shall yield no flour;  if it were to yield,    strangers would devour it.8   Israel is swallowed up;    already they are among the nations    as a useless vessel.9   For they have gone up to Assyria,    a wild donkey wandering alone;    Ephraim has hired lovers.10   Though they hire allies among the nations,    I will soon gather them up.  And the king and princes shall soon writhe    because of the tribute. 11   Because Ephraim has multiplied altars for sinning,    they have become to him altars for sinning.12   Were I to write for him my laws by the ten thousands,    they would be regarded as a strange thing.13   As for my sacrificial offerings,    they sacrifice meat and eat it,    but the LORD does not accept them.  Now he will remember their iniquity    and punish their sins;    they shall return to Egypt.14   For Israel has forgotten his Maker    and built palaces,  and Judah has multiplied fortified cities;    so I will send a fire upon his cities,    and it shall devour her strongholds. The Lord Will Punish Israel 9   Rejoice not, O Israel!    Exult not like the peoples;  for you have played the whore, forsaking your God.    You have loved a prostitute's wages    on all threshing floors.2   Threshing floor and wine vat shall not feed them,    and the new wine shall fail them.3   They shall not remain in the land of the LORD,    but Ephraim shall return to Egypt,    and they shall eat unclean food in Assyria. 4   They shall not pour drink offerings of wine to the LORD,    and their sacrifices shall not please him.  It shall be like mourners' bread to them;    all who eat of it shall be defiled;  for their bread shall be for their hunger only;    it shall not come to the house of the LORD. 5   What will you do on the day of the appointed festival,    and on the day of the feast of the LORD?6   For behold, they are going away from destruction;    but Egypt shall gather them;    Memphis shall bury them.  Nettles shall possess their precious things of silver;    thorns shall be in their tents. 7   The days of punishment have come;    the days of recompense have come;    Israel shall know it.  The prophet is a fool;    the man of the spirit is mad,  because of your great iniquity    and great hatred.8   The prophet is the watchman of Ephraim with my God;  yet a fowler's snare is on all his ways,    and hatred in the house of his God.9   They have deeply corrupted themselves    as in the days of Gibeah:  he will remember their iniquity;    he will punish their sins. 10   Like grapes in the wilderness,    I found Israel.  Like the first fruit on the fig tree    in its first season,    I saw your fathers.  But they came to Baal-peor    and consecrated themselves to the thing of shame,    and became detestable like the thing they loved.11   Ephraim's glory shall fly away like a bird—    no birth, no pregnancy, no conception!12   Even if they bring up children,    I will bereave them till none is left.  Woe to them    when I depart from them!13   Ephraim, as I have seen, was like a young palm6 planted in a meadow;    but Ephraim must lead his children out to slaughter.714   Give them, O LORD—    what will you give?  Give them a miscarrying womb    and dry breasts. 15   Every evil of theirs is in Gilgal;    there I began to hate them.  Because of the wickedness of their deeds    I will drive them out of my house.  I will love them no more;    all their princes are rebels. 16   Ephraim is stricken;    their root is dried up;    they shall bear no fruit.  Even though they give birth,    I will put their beloved children to death.17   My God will reject them    because they have not listened to him;    they shall be wanderers among the nations. Footnotes [1] 6:6 Septuagint mercy [2] 7:10 Or in his presence [3] 7:16 Or to the Most High [4] 8:5 Hebrew He has [5] 8:6 Or shall go up in flames [6] 9:13 Or like Tyre [7] 9:13 Hebrew to him who slaughters (ESV) Psalm: Psalm 137 Psalm 137 (Listen) How Shall We Sing the Lord's Song? 137   By the waters of Babylon,    there we sat down and wept,    when we remembered Zion.2   On the willows1 there    we hung up our lyres.3   For there our captors    required of us songs,  and our tormentors, mirth, saying,    “Sing us one of the songs of Zion!” 4   How shall we sing the LORD's song    in a foreign land?5   If I forget you, O Jerusalem,    let my right hand forget its skill!6   Let my tongue stick to the roof of my mouth,    if I do not remember you,  if I do not set Jerusalem    above my highest joy! 7   Remember, O LORD, against the Edomites    the day of Jerusalem,  how they said, “Lay it bare, lay it bare,    down to its foundations!”8   O daughter of Babylon, doomed to be destroyed,    blessed shall he be who repays you    with what you have done to us!9   Blessed shall he be who takes your little ones    and dashes them against the rock! Footnotes [1] 137:2 Or poplars (ESV) New Testament: 1 Peter 3–5 1 Peter 3–5 (Listen) Wives and Husbands 3 Likewise, wives, be subject to your own husbands, so that even if some do not obey the word, they may be won without a word by the conduct of their wives, 2 when they see your respectful and pure conduct. 3 Do not let your adorning be external—the braiding of hair and the putting on of gold jewelry, or the clothing you wear—4 but let your adorning be the hidden person of the heart with the imperishable beauty of a gentle and quiet spirit, which in God's sight is very precious. 5 For this is how the holy women who hoped in God used to adorn themselves, by submitting to their own husbands, 6 as Sarah obeyed Abraham, calling him lord. And you are her children, if you do good and do not fear anything that is frightening. 7 Likewise, husbands, live with your wives in an understanding way, showing honor to the woman as the weaker vessel, since they are heirs with you1 of the grace of life, so that your prayers may not be hindered. Suffering for Righteousness' Sake 8 Finally, all of you, have unity of mind, sympathy, brotherly love, a tender heart, and a humble mind. 9 Do not repay evil for evil or reviling for reviling, but on the contrary, bless, for to this you were called, that you may obtain a blessing. 10 For   “Whoever desires to love life    and see good days,  let him keep his tongue from evil    and his lips from speaking deceit;11   let him turn away from evil and do good;    let him seek peace and pursue it.12   For the eyes of the Lord are on the righteous,    and his ears are open to their prayer.  But the face of the Lord is against those who do evil.”

Madigan's Pubcast
Episode 117: Rating Hallmark Holiday Movies, Competing Hawaiian Volcanos, & Fleetwood Mac's Wooden Balls

Madigan's Pubcast

Play Episode Listen Later Dec 14, 2022 99:07 Very Popular


Kathleen opens the show drinking her new favorite holiday drink: Evan Williams Southern Egg Nog, with a Public House Cream Ale chaser. QUEEN NEWS: Kathleen shares that Cher's mom passed away at the age of 96, Stevie Nicks praises Lizzo on her People's Choice Awards speech, and Tanya Tucker releases her Christmas movie “A Nashville Country Christmas.”“GOOD BAD FOOD”: In her quest for delicious not-so-nutritious food, Kathleen samples Lay's Wavy Carnitas Street Taco chips released in honor of the World Cup, and Sweet Baby Ray's Garlic Parmesan Marinade. UPDATES: Kathleen gives an update on the son of Barry & Honey Sherman adds $25M to the reward to solve his parents' homicides, South Carolina prosecutors reveal alleged motive in Murdaugh murder case, another development in missing MH370.“HOLY SHIT THEY FOUND IT”: Kathleen is amazed to read about the discovery of the Harpole Treasure in England, and a prehistoric 50-foot whale skeleton is accidentally discovered deep in a Taiwanese jungle. FRONT PAGE PUB NEWS: Kathleen shares articles on Fleetwood Mac's wooden balls from the Rumors album cover selling at auction, Tom Brady signs a ball for 49'ers Dre Greenlaw shortly after he was intercepted, Elton John quits Twitter, park rangers record first ever moose sighting in Mount Rainier, Hawaii's Big Island experiences simultaneous eruptions at Mauna Loa and Kilauea, and the Tiffany heir is dead after mysterious plu