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Ratchet & Respectable
Oft Unseen Places

Ratchet & Respectable

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 30, 2021 49:06


Demi recovers from Thanksgiving; RIP Virgil Agboh; Why Common can't keep a woman; The Jazmine wins Album of the  Year, Rihanna is a “hero” to Barbados; King Richard's first kingdom; Little Brother Cuomo is some more sh—. *sigh* Check out my website: http://www.demetrialucas.com/about/. Follow me:  IG:  demetriallucas. Twitter: demetriallucas. FB: demetriallucas. YouTube: demetriallucas. More about the Show:  Don't forget to subscribe to the podcast for free wherever you're listening or using this link: http://bit.ly/RatchetRespectablePodcast.  Thanks to our sponsors: I absolutely recommend checking out Ana Luisa! Go to shop.analuisa.com/ratchet and you can get 60% off! Get $20 off any purchase over $75 when you go to beamorganics.com/RATCHET or just type in code RATCHET at checkout. Try Peloton classes free for the rest of the year. New members only. Visit onepeloton.com/app to learn more. Don't fall for subscription scams. Start cancelling today at truebill.com/RATCHET. Stay in your comfort zone. Go to harperwilde.com/ratchet today so you can get 20% off your first purchase.  Go to bombas.com/RATCHET, and get 20% off any purchase during their big holiday sale. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Texas Business Minds
Houston Helping Houston: Enhancing the Character of Places We Live, Work and Play

Texas Business Minds

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 30, 2021 26:33


For years Heather Houston has had to explain that her name isn't pronounced "Houston" like the city--- it's How-ston. Having a familiar surname in this city hasn't hurt, no matter how you say it. Heather and her team at Scenic Houston are making an impact on the city's skyline. In this episode, she shares her career journey and goals with Houston Business Journal Managing Editor Jonathan Adams.

The Daily Pep! | Rebel-Rousing, Encouragement, & Inspiration for Creative & Multi-Passionate Women

When life gets hard, and we have a million things that need our attention, we tend to beat ourselves up regardless of what we choose. Today I'm reminding you that your inner critic is a liar, especially when you're stressed. ** Places are filling up fast for One Woman Band!  | Book a free 30 minute chat to see if you're a good fit.** About Meg & The Daily Pep! The Daily Pep! is the short, snappy and sassy podcast for creative + multi-passionate women, designed to start your day off with a compassionate bang! I'm Meg and I'm the host of The Daily Pep! and The Couragemakers Podcast and founder of The Rebel Rousers. I'm a coach, writer and all-round rebel-rouser for creative and multi-passionate women to do the things only they can do and build a wholehearted life. When I'm not recording episodes, writing bullshit-free Sunday Pep Talks to my wonderful Couragemakers community or working 1:1 with coaching clients, I'm usually covered in paint or walking my wonderfully weird cockapoo Merlin. Website | Instagram | The Couragemakers Podcast | Letters of Rebellion

British Culture: Albion Never Dies
'K' is for... 'Kings, Knights, and Knaves'

British Culture: Albion Never Dies

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 30, 2021 45:00


This week, I'm looking at Kings, Knights, Knaves, along with a few others, including:KiplingKippers(Harry) KaneKilgourKiltsKnightsbridgeKillingworth Kingston-Upon-ThamesKensington Kingston-Upon-HullKidderminster Kent King's CollegeKina Lillet…and a tiny bit of time on Khartoum, Kandahar and Khakhi.Thank you so much to everyone who sent in their suggestions! You can contact me on Instagram, by e-mail (AlbionNeverDies@Gmail.com), or by commenting on my posts in the Facebook group "

Montana Murder Mysteries
The Mysterious Death of Kaysera Stops Pretty Places Part 2

Montana Murder Mysteries

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 29, 2021 31:10


Two years have passed since the badly decomposed body of Kaysera Stops Pretty Places was found in the backyard of a home in Hardin, Montana. And family and friends are growing more and more frustrated every day with what they say is a lack of investigation into her murder. In the Season 5 Finale of 'Montana Murder Mysteries,' Host Angela Marshall uncovers a series of missteps by law enforcement into the handling of her remains and the investigation into her death that all have her family believing she was killed and her death was "covered up."

Purple FTW!
Vikings Stumble Against Niners, Still in Playoff Places (ep. 1287)

Purple FTW!

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 29, 2021 32:54


The Minnesota Vikings squandered opportunities and came up short in Santa Clara, falling 34-26 to the San Francisco 49ers. The 5-6 Vikes are still in thick of the playoff chase, but their margin for error is now nil. Timestamps: • (0:40) Niners 34, Vikings 26 • (13:53) Playoffs Update • (21:57) Dalvin Dislocated Shoulder • (24:13) Injuries Piling Up • (27:19) Kirk Under Guard A Northern Digital Production --- YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/c/purpleftwpodcast

Paranormal UK Radio Network
Paranormal Dimensions - Michael Dee - Paranormal Film Maker

Paranormal UK Radio Network

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 29, 2021 60:16


This show David talks to the film-maker and creator of 'Take the Cake Productions' which produced 'Scariest Places', 'Merrick Alora's Ghost Towns' and 'Morbid, Michael Dee.

The Daily Pep! | Rebel-Rousing, Encouragement, & Inspiration for Creative & Multi-Passionate Women

If you feel like you can't be bothered, I've got something that might help! (And remember, you are certainly not alone!) ** Places are filling up fast for One Woman Band!  | Book a free 30 minute chat to see if you're a good fit.** About Meg & The Daily Pep! The Daily Pep! is the short, snappy and sassy podcast for creative + multi-passionate women, designed to start your day off with a compassionate bang! I'm Meg and I'm the host of The Daily Pep! and The Couragemakers Podcast and founder of The Rebel Rousers. I'm a coach, writer and all-round rebel-rouser for creative and multi-passionate women to do the things only they can do and build a wholehearted life. When I'm not recording episodes, writing bullshit-free Sunday Pep Talks to my wonderful Couragemakers community or working 1:1 with coaching clients, I'm usually covered in paint or walking my wonderfully weird cockapoo Merlin. Website | Instagram | The Couragemakers Podcast | Letters of Rebellion

Doctor Who: Toby Hadoke's Time Travels
Happy Times and Places 27.1- The Time Monster 1

Doctor Who: Toby Hadoke's Time Travels

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 29, 2021 30:35


One of the very earliest of these to be recorded but held back just to mix things up a bit, another unpopular story with "Time" in the title is thrust into the Happy Times and Places schedule. Locations runner (and someone who has tracked down many a Who alumnus for his interview series The Unsung Heroes of Doctor Who) has chosen this oft ridiculed tale - so he and your host Toby Hadoke hunker down to celebrate what is good about the story. That may require quite a lot of hunkering. 

The Smart Community Podcast
Smart Places, Smart Strategies and Smart Initiatives, with Simon Hunter

The Smart Community Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 28, 2021 40:44


Hi #smartcommunity friends! In this episode of the Smart Community Podcast, I have a fabulous conversation with Simon Hunter, the Executive Director of Strategy and Innovation, at the NSW Department of Planning, Industry and Environment (DPIE). This group is leading the implementation of the NSW Smart Places Strategy to embed Smart Cities into the planning or urban and regional areas across NSW. We have a great talk about what New South Wales is up to in regards to Smart Communities and Smart Places Initiatives, and the exciting future ahead.In this episode, Simon tells us about his background in transport and infrastructure, mainly in State Government, and what a Smart Community is to him. Simon shares with us the importance of the term ‘Smart Places' and its use when discussing this space, as well as how he got into this space and how he has driven this concept over time with DPIE and in his other roles. We talk about the polarising risks associated with data and privacy protection and how to balance them, before Simon tells us about the Smart Places Acceleration Program and what is involved, as well as the benefits realisation of the program. We then discuss the importance of efficiency and value of time and how that contributes to people's quality of life, as well as the value that remote working and remote staff can bring to an organisation. We finish our chat with Simon telling us what is happening over the next few years with his work and what he is most excited about. Now this is the last episode for the year before we go into our Summer series, so as always, we hope you enjoyed listening to this episode as much as we enjoyed making it!Find the full show notes at: www.mysmart.communityConnect with Simon via LinkedIn or via email: Simon.Hunter@planning.nsw.gov.auConnect with me via email: hello@mysmart.communityConnect with My Smart Community via LinkedIn or Twitter and watch on YouTubeThe Smart Community Podcast is produced by Perk Digital

2020'd
Gene Joly: You Wanna Go Places? Work Your Ass Off

2020'd

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 28, 2021 62:13


Gene Joly (Former President - Musician's Friend, Former Sr. VP - QSC) is back with Benny, Siobhán, and Cory to give us more insider industry answers to the big questions, such as the importance of the Ukulele, how artists drive up market sales when using gear, and should you buy bitcoin or guitars? We wrap up Gene's story of his career, going over the price he paid for the opportunity to get to the top, how politics played a role in his decision to retire, and some great advice for anyone who's looking to be successful at their trade, and much much more. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Forever Haunted Podcast
The Haunting Of Redburn Manor | 22

Forever Haunted Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 28, 2021 12:08


On today's bonus episode we delve into The Haunting of Redburn Manor! We hope you enjoy the new daily ghost stories and stay tuned for True Crime Thursdays and Supernatural Saturdays!

Forever Haunted Podcast
The Haunting Of Redburn Manor | 21

Forever Haunted Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 27, 2021 10:18


On today's bonus episode we delve into The Haunting of Redburn Manor! We hope you enjoy the new daily ghost stories and stay tuned for True Crime Thursdays and Supernatural Saturdays!

Threads Podcast: Life Unfiltered
Ep. 156 || Jason shares about his mom's impending death, Ben talks about the things he's learning in odd places, and both share what they are grateful for

Threads Podcast: Life Unfiltered

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 26, 2021 64:53


This was a hard episode. Jason's mom, who was abusive to him and his siblings growing up, was on death's doorstep as we recorded this episode. We hope that Jason's transparency and honesty about the situation is helpful to other adult children of abusive parents who are nearing death.We also chatted about a book that Ben is reading for work, and why it's so hard for Ben to be "told" what to do. Ben also talked about the TV drama A Million Little Things and how it is not his usual show. We wrap up by talking about the things we're grateful for, in the spirit of Thanksgiving this week.A Million Little Things: https://abc.com/shows/a-million-little-thingsSupport the show (https://www.buymeacoffee.com/threadspodcast)

Forever Haunted Podcast
The Haunting Of Redburn Manor | 20

Forever Haunted Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 26, 2021 6:54


On today's bonus episode we delve into The Haunting of Redburn Manor! We hope you enjoy the new daily ghost stories and stay tuned for True Crime Thursdays and Supernatural Saturdays!

Get Paid For Your Pad | Airbnb Hosting | Vacation Rentals | Apartment Sharing

Just two months ago, Eric and I bought an existing vacation rental business in Idyllwild, California, with the intention of renovating the existing units and building 10 to 15 new cabins on the property. This acquisition is our first step in building a hospitality brand known as Freewyld, a world-class short-term rental operation focused on secondary markets near large metropolitan areas. Places for city dwellers to get away and reconnect with nature.On this episode of Get Paid for Your Pad, Eric and I sit down to describe how the Freewyld project is going, explaining how we've upgraded the marketing for our new listings and why we're booking exclusively on Airbnb right now.We share the challenges we're facing on the development side of the project and discuss how we're shifting our focus in light of a changing construction timeline.Listen in for insight on doing a scenario analysis before you take over a short-term rental business and find out how we got Strawberry Creek up and running in just eight weeks—and increased its revenue by 20%.Topics Covered What surprised us about our guest avatarMany new to using Airbnb platformMuch younger than expectedWhy we're booking exclusively on AirbnbLeverage reputation as hosts to book new listingsBuild catalog of 10-plus reviews for each unit Why ‘the barn' is struggling to get bookingsLeast attractive property of 4 units availableNeeds redesign to update experienceHow we've upgraded the marketing for our new listings Reduce number of photos (must ALL bring value)Tell story of experience through picturesThe challenges we're facing on the development sideBackup in county permitting officeAdditional 6 to 12 months to get approvalHow we're pivoting in light of a changing timelineFocus on buying more existing STR communitiesEnlist help of project manager to find leadsThe benefit of doing a scenario analysis before you buyRun numbers for worst-case scenarioEnsure investors will still get returnOur top wins since taking over Strawberry CreekBusiness up and running in under 2 monthsIncrease revenue by 20% without renovationsResources The Future of Short-Term Rentals on GPFYP EP404Strawberry Creek VillageOvernight Success Legends X Short-Term Rental AcceleratorSTR Legends Mastermind Review GPFYP on Apple Podcasts Subscribe to the GPFYP NewsletterEmail jasper@getpaidforyourpad.com Sponsor Hostfully [Discount Code PAD] See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

Torah for your soul
Lehisvada Taanis 14

Torah for your soul

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 26, 2021 12:31


Places that need rain in the summer what do they do. Daf yomi Taanis 14. שאלת גשמים במקומות שצריכים מטר בקיץ. דף היומי תענית יד --- Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/yisroel/support

ABG - AsianBossGirl
Episode 143: The People, Places, & Things That Shaped Us

ABG - AsianBossGirl

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 26, 2021 69:14


In light of Thanksgiving, we wanted to share an older episode that is close to our hearts & serves as a reminder for us to be thankful (prev. Ep 91). People, Places, and things - in the most simple and direct translation, they are simply the definition of a noun. But these nouns are what make up experiences, the many experiences throughout our lives that have shaped us into who we are today. From the people who left a lasting impression on us, the places that are painted with memories, to the inanimate objects that feel more living than not...all of these experiences have left a lasting impression on us for different reasons. Today, we'll be sharing our significant memories, specifically the people, places, and things that have made an impact on our lives. We hope you all have a great Thanksgiving! This episode was edited by Michelle Hsieh. ______________ P A R T N E R S mentioned in this episode: - Notion: Get started at notion.so - Athletic Greens: Get a free 1 year supply of Vitamin D & 5 free travel packs with your first purchase if you visit athleticgreens.com/abg - Neiwai: Get 20% off your first Neiwai order at https://neiwai.us/AsianBossGirl with code ABG - Prose: Get 15% off your first order at prose.com/abg - Olive & June: Get 25% off your order at oliveandjune.com/abg with code abg. Offer ends 11/29/21 - Manscaped: Get 20% off + free shipping at manscaped.com with code ABG - Truebill: Save money at truebill.com/ABG S H O U T O U T ! - Give a shoutout on the podcast here. S U B S C R I B E T O U S ! - @asianbossgirl on Apple Podcasts / Spotify / YouTube / Instagram / Twitter / Facebook - More about us at asianbossgirl.com E – M A I L U S ! - hello@asianbossgirl.com S U P P O R T U S ! - merch: asianbossgirl.myshopify.com - donation: anchor.fm/asianbossgirl/support Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Doctor Who: Toby Hadoke's Time Travels
Happy Times and Places 26.1 - Love and Monsters

Doctor Who: Toby Hadoke's Time Travels

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 26, 2021 95:54


Now then, this will be interesting. A story hugely despised by many, and yet those that prefer to love than monster it will fight for its reputation and absorb any criticism aimed at it. To finish the celebrations of Doctor Who's anniversary week it's definitely appropriate to examine an episode that puts fans under the spotlight. Our special guest, Chris Dunford-Kelk is one of you host Toby Hadoke's oldest friends - and probably his longest running Who pal, and he has done a cracking job advocating for a story that certainly divides fans. But will it divide Toby and Chris? Which one of them is Elton and which one is Victor Kennedy? Will they agree on what we like about this - and what about you? Can they convert a Love & Monsters hater? Well, they will certainly have a go in what has been one of the most rewarding recordings in the whole of Happy Times and Places. And to think, Toby was supposed to be doing Terminus ... but the RTD announcement happened and, heck, he went with what he was in the mood for... and he was in the mood for blue skies.  

The Tuxedo Time Podcast
Ep.29 The Lost Art Of The Phone Call - Finding Places To Land

The Tuxedo Time Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 25, 2021 45:07


Today's episode is sponsored by CUTS! Get 30% off with our link until Dec 3rd - https://bit.ly/BCCuts Phone calls; most of us hate them, a scattered few love them. Half the crazy stories that play out on our YouTube channel happen because Chris picked up the phone and called someone. So today we're talking about the lost art of the phone call, Chris shares his secrets on how he finds unique off airport helicopter landings, and we talk about some scenarios where cold calling strangers resulted in some of our most fun adventures. Heading: EAST Full Helicopter Travel Series: https://youtube.com/playlist?list=PLsmrI_1LNu9UvhM6sK7WDwsdGrDCQeUCX Watch the Podcast: http://bit.ly/TuxedoTimeYouTube Links and images from this episode can be found in our show notes: www.beckiandchris.com/podcast/episode29 Social Media: YouTube: youtube.com/c/beckiandchris Instagram: instagram.com/beckiandchris Twitter: twitter.com/beckiandchris

Forever Haunted Podcast
The Haunting Of Redburn Manor | 19

Forever Haunted Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 25, 2021 7:39


On today's bonus episode we delve into The Haunting of Redburn Manor! We hope you enjoy the new daily ghost stories and stay tuned for True Crime Thursdays and Supernatural Saturdays!

Hear Me Out
#4 Denise Gough and 'People, Places and Things' (Video Podcast)

Hear Me Out

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 25, 2021 10:04


Highlights from Olivier and Tony Award winning actress Denise Gough's episode of Hear Me Out. Viewable as a video on Spotify or youtube. Denise chats with Lucy Eaton about her most iconic role and THAT speech from 'People, Places and Things': she explains why Duncan Macmillan's acting/addiction monologue is so remarkable, what made her cry during her audition and how she's managed to liberate herself from the judgement of the entertainment industry. An utterly inspiring and uplifting discussion for aspiring actors and creatives as well as fans of the National Theatre's production of 'People, Places and Things'. Full podcast audio can be found on the same platform you're watching this on, or find us on Youtube here: https://youtu.be/C-sZYAjBo2Q

The Musafir Stories - India Travel Podcast
Darjeeling with Vaibhav Dewan

The Musafir Stories - India Travel Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 25, 2021 57:57


This week, The Musafir Stories speaks with a dear friend, traveler and host of the podcast Baap beeti, Vaibhav Dewan!Today's destination: Darjeeling and Kalimpong!Nearest Airport: Bagdogra Airport, IXBNearest Railway Station: New Jalpaiguri, NJPPrerequisites - NAPacking - Make sure to carry warm clothes and accessoriesTime of the year - April, September-October is a good timeLength of the itinerary: 6-7 daysItinerary Highlights:Vaibhav shares his itinerary around Darjeeling and Kalimpong, traveling with a toddler! The journey starts with a flight to Bagdogra or New Jalpaiguri, depending on your mode of transport.The team hails a cab ride from the station to reach Darjeeling. The first day is spent seeing around the area, including the Cable car/ropeway, which is one of the longest in Asia.The area near Chowrasta and the Mall road are full of tourists along with eateries as well as local shops to shop for souvenirs as well as restaurants and cafes.A visit to St.Joseph's school, North Point is also well worth the time, and is the location of the popular bollywood flick, “Yaariyan”Tenzing Norgay Rock and Gombu Rock are other attractions in memory of the famous Sherpa mountaineers, Tenzing and Gombu Norgay.While in Darjeeling, make sure to try out the world famous Darjeeling tea. A visit to a tea estate also helps one understand the history of tea as well as the numerous types of tea grown in this area.The local markets around the mall road also have a variety of momos sold by locals, make sure to try that out.Other nature related places that should make it to your itinerary include Rock Garden, which has a variety of plants and trees and involves a small trek to a waterfall.Next up on the itinerary was a trip to the Dali monastery, along with the museum - a great chance to interact with the monks and understand the buddhist religion and culture. There are other popular monasteries like Ghum, Aloo bari, Bhooti Basti among others.A visit to Darjeeling is incomplete without experiencing the Darjeeling Himalayan railway - make sure to take a joy ride on the popular ‘toy train'. A short trip to Batasia loop is a must do - the location of the popular hit “mere sapno ki rani' starring Rajesh Khanna and Sharmila Tagore! The railways are also a UNESCO world heritage site!Next stop is the Japanese peace pagoda built by the Nipponzhan Myohoji foundation to promote peace in the aftermath of the 1945 bombing of Hiroshima and Nagasaki.Another important point of interest is Tiger Hill, one of the most visited spots to get a view of Mt. Kanchenjunga, the third highest peak in the world at 8586m, after Mt. Everest and Mt.K2.Some popular eateries in the area include Keventers, Glenarys, Kunga's, Nathmull's, HImalayan coffee, Margaret's deck. Also don't forget to try the local spicy chilli - Daale, but try at your own risk!Kalimpong is not too far away from Darjeeling but provides an offbeat experience compared to it's more popular sibling. Places to check out include Lamahatta park, Durpin monastery, Cacti park and pineview nursery, Graham's homeschools, Morgan house and Crookety, Mangal Dham among others.Links:Vaibhav's podcast - Baap Beeti: https://open.spotify.com/show/5cELVD4HYXq0sAQ2lSKaccInstagram: https://www.instagram.com/pregnantpapa/Twitter: https://twitter.com/dewanekhaasLink to the Andaman Islands episode: https://shows.ivmpodcasts.com/show/the-musafir-stories-india-travel-podcast-yg3r-RgjYIgajKrExt2J2/episode/99-andaman-islands-with-vaibhav-dewan-mznq-IqY1WlDHPAvAzyb7?startTime=0Photo by Joy Amed on UnsplashFollow the Musafir stories on:Twitter : https://twitter.com/musafirstories?lang=enFacebook: https://www.facebook.com/themusafirstories/Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/musafirstoriespodcast/?hl=enwebsite: www.themusafirstories.comemail: themusafirstories@gmail.comYou can listen to this show and other awesome shows on the IVM Podcasts app on Android: https://ivm.today/android or iOS: https://ivm.today/ios, or any other podcast app.You can check out our website at http://www.ivmpodcasts.com/

Forever Haunted Podcast
The Haunting Of Redburn Manor | 18

Forever Haunted Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 24, 2021 7:19


On today's bonus episode we delve into The Haunting of Redburn Manor! We hope you enjoy the new daily ghost stories and stay tuned for True Crime Thursdays and Supernatural Saturdays!

Sandy Rios in the Morning
Sherronna Bishop and Tina Peters Describe The Politicization Of FBI Raids On Their Places Of Residence

Sandy Rios in the Morning

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 24, 2021 46:31


Morning and Evening with Charles Spurgeon

“The glorious Lord will be unto us a place of broad rivers and streams.” — Isaiah 33:21 Broad rivers and streams produce fertility, and abundance in the land. Places near broad rivers are remarkable for the variety of their plants and their plentiful harvests. God is all this to His Church. Having God she has […]

Rabbi Shmuel Silber - Institute for Jewish Continuity
Chanukah | Finding Light in the Lowest Places

Rabbi Shmuel Silber - Institute for Jewish Continuity

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 24, 2021 49:35


New Shiur for women Tuesday evenings 8pm at Suburban Orthodox. Explore the profundity of Dovid HaMelech's words intertwined with messages from the weekly Parsha. Series Sponsor: In memory of Yitzhak Dovid ben Mayer Aryeh, Rabbi Dovid Engelsberg, by his wife, Miriam, and children, Edit & Yitzchok Dinovitzer, Shaul & Feige Engelsberg, and Shifra & Dovid Steinberg. Video: https://youtu.be/4SrLnWftCaQ Sources: https://files.rabbisilber.com/Shiurim/Chanukah%205782-Women's%20Shiur.pdf Additional Sponsorship Opportunities Available: https://www.suburbanorthodox.org/sponsor

The Cloud Pod
144: Oh the Places You'll Go at re:Invent 2021

The Cloud Pod

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 24, 2021 61:35


The Cloud Pod: Oh the Places You'll Go at re:Invent 2021 — Episode 144 On The Cloud Pod this week, as a birthday present to Ryan, the team didn't discuss his advanced age, and focused instead on their AWS re:Invent predictions. Also, the Google Cybersecurity Action Team launches a product, and Microsoft announces a new VM series in Azure. A big thanks to this week's sponsors: Foghorn Consulting, which provides full-stack cloud solutions with a focus on strategy, planning and execution for enterprises seeking to take advantage of the transformative capabilities of AWS, Google Cloud and Azure. JumpCloud, which offers a complete platform for identity, access, and device management — no matter where your users and devices are located.  This week's highlights

State Of The Old Republic Podcast
Episode 116: Legacy of the Sith - People and Places!

State Of The Old Republic Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 23, 2021 21:54


This week on the show, BioWare held a livestream to talk about the places we'll go and the people we'll see in Legacy of the Sith. I talk about these exotic worlds and all of the new and returning characters we'll meet.Also this week, I talk about the biggest decision you'll have to make right when the expansion hits – Choosing your combat styles.And finally, you may have heard rumors or seen pictures of a shiny new Vulptilla mount. Well, it's all true and I'll be giving away three of them to three of you. Listen to find out how you can win one.

Celtic Preacher
Places Of Tension

Celtic Preacher

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 23, 2021 22:47


Sometimes we feel caught between a rock and a hard place. Either direction is going to cause trouble. Maybe I will offend someone, or perhaps I'll be misunderstood or disapproved of if I choose this direction or respond in this way. There is a high cost to being true to yourself and God. Do I have the courage to do the right thing? In our text today, Pilate finds the choice simply too risky and compromised everything he knows to be true. Text is John 18

Forever Haunted Podcast
The Haunting Of Redburn Manor | 17

Forever Haunted Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 23, 2021 16:40


On today's bonus episode we delve into The Haunting of Redburn Manor! We hope you enjoy the new daily ghost stories and stay tuned for True Crime Thursdays and Supernatural Saturdays!

Steel Magnolias - Holding on to the good of The South

The season we are approaching requires preparation. We are here to help you to prepare your heart, mind and even your gift list for what's ahead. Enjoy this season!   Here are the GIFTS we are LOVING THIS YEAR: 1) The Oyster Bed - Steak Bed https://www.theoysterbed.com/products/steak-bed-quartet 2) Old Fashioned On Purpose - 2022 planner  https://meet.theprairiehomestead.com/2022plannermain 3) Southern Hospitality Co. -  Blue Chinoserie Weekender Tote $56 (Can get monogrammed)  https://www.southernhospitalitycompany.com/collections/bags-totes/products/blue-chinoiserie-weekender-tote Ginger Jars $68-185.   https://www.southernhospitalitycompany.com/collections/ginger-jars-vases Beautiful Stationary options that can also be monogrammed  https://www.southernhospitalitycompany.com/collections/stationery   4) Wine Cleaning Idea -  Restaurant Crystal Clean: Professional Wine Glass Cleaner and Crystal Cleaning Liquid -16 oz.  https://amzn.to/3FFlxGE Glassware Cleaning Brush Kit - Set of 3 https://amzn.to/3cDwgEX 5) Clary Collection - Balms, Oils and Soaps- Face Serum $48 https://clarycollection.com/collections/clary-oils   6) Little Seed Farm - Body Oils, beard oils, antioxidant serum oils - https://littleseedfarm.com   7) Nordic Ware Divided Sauce Pan, 3-in-1 (Divided Skillet) https://www.nordicware.com/products/3-in-1-divided-saute-pan/   8) Spartina 449 - Jewelry  https://www.spartina449.com/categories/categories/view-all.html 9) Vana Chupp - Pearl Necklace with unique charms  https://vanachuppstudio.com/collections/silhouette-necklaces/products/14k-build-your-own-pearl-charm-necklace 10) Garden Shoes The Pioneer Woman came up with a list of "15 Best Gardening Shoes and Boots to Keep You Dry and Comfortable” https://www.thepioneerwoman.com/home-lifestyle/gardening/g32424549/best-gardening-shoes/ 11) Clayton and Crume - Men's Belt with Brass Plate for monogram https://claytonandcrume.com/products/stitched-bridle-nameplate-belt 12) ABLE - Leather Wallet or Crossbody Purse https://www.livefashionable.com/products/debre-minimal-wallet https://www.livefashionable.com/collections/crossbody-bags/products/olivia-crossbody 13) Hibiscus Linens  Beautiful napkins   Embroidred Table Runners Southern little girl bows with little embroidery flowers etc. https://www.hibiscuslinens.com/collections/dining 14) It's a Southern Thing - Children's Book - "Y is for Y'all” https://bit.ly/30LNs8v 15) Sea Island Forge; beautiful gifts on their holiday list https://seaislandforge.com/pages/holiday-hot-list  16) TruBee Honey - Tennessee Snow Whipped Honey (sampler pack) https://www.trubeehoney.com/collections/all/products/honey-sampler-set 17) Weezie Towels: Weezietowels.com  Cute Short Robe (can be personalized) Great Beachtowels/Towels 18) LL Bean - Toiletry Bag https://www.llbean.com/llb/shop/507361?page=toiletry-bags-and-organizers&bc=50&csp=f&nav=gnro-hp 19) Food Boxes Charleston Epicurean (monthly box or one box, 3 boxes etc) https://www.charlestonepicurean.com  Bama in a Box $40 month or $104 for 3 months https://www.bamainabox.com  My Texas Market https://www.mytexasmarket.com  Georgia Crafted https://georgiacrafted.com  Cajun Crate https://cajuncrate.com/pages/crates   20) Orca Coolers - Drinkware for keeping hot or cold https://orcacoolers.com/pages/drinkware-category 21) Amano - Unique Drinkware/Barware https://shopamanogifts.com/collections/drinkware  22) Williams Sonoma - Winter Forest Kitchen Essentials Kit  https://www.williams-sonoma.com/products/essential-oils-cleaning-kit-winter-forest/       SUPPORT: If you'd like to join our Patreon Community to support us monthly for perks and exclusive content check out https://www.patreon.com/steelmagnolias Places to Connect: Sign up for mailing list HERE  https://mailchi.mp/e3cef217a5e7/sweetnews Instagram: @SteelMagnoliasPodcast Private Facebook Group: https://bit.ly/32Kna4T

Mountain & Prairie Podcast
Elliott Woods - Stories from Dangerous Places

Mountain & Prairie Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 23, 2021 67:41


Elliott Woods is a Montana-based veteran and multimedia journalist who has reported for publications including Outside, The Wall Street Journal, The New York Times, and many more. His most recent project is a podcast called THIRD SQUAD, which tells the powerful story of "one journalist, 12 Marines and two decades of war." Back in 2011, Elliott was an embedded journalist with a group of Marines who were positioned deep in one of Afghanistan's most dangerous regions. Nearly a decade later, Elliott embarked on a cross-country road trip to reunite with the surviving members of the team and discuss how that violent deployment impacted their lives. Third Squad tells the stories of these Marines, offering raw insights into the impact of war on individual soldiers, both on the battlefield and back at home. - Elliott was born and raised on the east coast, and as a kid, he never had strong ambitions to join the military. However, after an unsuccessful stint in college left him lacking purpose and low on options, he decided to join the National Guard. Elliott was eventually deployed to Iraq, where he served for a year as an Army combat engineer. When Elliott had finished serving and returned to college at the University of Virginia, he approached his education with a new focus and purpose, and it was there that he discovered writing and journalism. As a journalist, Elliott has traveled everywhere from war-torn regions of the globe to well-known conflicts in the American West-- from the Gaza Strip to the front lines of the Keystone XL Pipeline protests. Whether reporting on public lands, outdoor adventure, or war, Elliott brings focus and intensity to all of his projects. - Elliott and I met years ago, so it was great to reconnect and have an in-depth conversation about his life and career. We started out by discussing his upbringing in Maryland and Pennsylvania, and how he developed a love of the outdoors at an early age. We discuss his education, his failed first attempt at college, and his path to the military. We discuss his time in Iraq, his career as a journalist, and the origins of the Third Squad podcast. We talk about the current state of journalism, and Elliott discusses why he feels the need to cover stories that involve dangerous people and places. We talk about hero culture, the importance of having a purpose, how the natural world has been a healing force in his life, and Elliott offers up some excellent book recommendations. - I encourage all of you to check out Third Squad, as well as Elliott's 2016 TED Talk that I reference in the conversation. There are links to everything in the episode notes. Thanks to Elliott for all of his hard work and for joining me for such an important conversation. Enjoy! --- Elliott Woods Third Squad Episode Notes & Links: https://mountainandprairie.com/elliott-woods/ --- TOPICS DISCUSSED: 4:00 – Elliott's childhood and how he got into the military 12:00 – Elliott discusses what it was like having joined the military weeks before 9/11/2001 15:00 – Elliott talks about reintegrating to normal life as a student after his deployment in Iraq 22:30 – Elliott discusses the importance of having a mission in his life 29:00 – Elliott talks about why he disagrees with “hero culture” in the US 34:30 – Elliott talks about his mentality when writing about powerful or dangerous people 43:00 – Elliott talks about “solution journalism” and the need to highlight problems in journalism 53:45 – Elliott discusses the impact Montana and nature has had on him 58:15 – Elliott's book recommendations 1:04:00 – Elliott's parting words of wisdom --- ABOUT MOUNTAIN & PRAIRIE: Mountain & Prairie - All Episodes Mountain & Prairie Shop Mountain & Prairie on Instagram Upcoming Events About Ed Roberson Support Mountain & Prairie Leave a Review on Apple Podcasts

Montana Murder Mysteries
The Mysterious Death of Kaysera Stops Pretty Places Part 1

Montana Murder Mysteries

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 22, 2021 21:24


The investigation surrounding the disappearance and death of Kaysera Stops Pretty Places continues to raise red flags for her family two years later. The 18-year-old indigenous woman was last seen hanging out with friends in the small town of Hardin, Montana on August 24, 2019. Two weeks went by before her family and friends found out she had passed. Join Montana Right Now's Angela Marshall for Part One of the Season Five Finale as she speaks with Kaysera's grandmother and aunt. They recount the days Kaysera was missing and the day her body was finally identified. Plus, they slowly reveal what they say will become a pattern of investigational missteps by multiple law enforcement agencies in trying to find justice for Kaysera.

Ben Fordham: Highlights
Sydney Lord Mayor candidate Angela Vithoulkas claims polling places denying unvaccinated right to vote

Ben Fordham: Highlights

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 22, 2021 2:18


A candidate for Sydney Lord Mayor has called out seemingly nonsensical COVID precautions imposed on local council elections. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

Forever Haunted Podcast
The Haunting Of Redburn Manor | 16

Forever Haunted Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 22, 2021 6:29


On today's bonus episode we delve into The Haunting of Redburn Manor! We hope you enjoy the new daily ghost stories and stay tuned for True Crime Thursdays and Supernatural Saturdays!

Dear DIY Mommy
10 Places to Find Cheap Home Decor and Accessories

Dear DIY Mommy

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 22, 2021 16:40


Buying decor and accessories for your home doesn't always have to break the bank. Christina Dennis, The DIY Mommy, shares a list of ten places where you can find cheap home decor and accessories (that actually look amazing!). Get all the show notes and visuals for this episode right here.   Find more DIYs on my blog: http://thediymommy.com Follow me on Instagram: http://instagram.com/thediymommy Follow me on Facebook: http://facebook.com/thediymommy Pin with me on Pinterest: http://pinterest.com/thediymommy Tweet with me on Twitter: http://twitter.com/thediymommy

The Chromebook Classroom Podcast
Social studies teaching toolbox

The Chromebook Classroom Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 22, 2021 34:31


It's time to dive into my EdTech toolbox and take inventory of the best web-based resources for social studies teachers! There are a LOT of tools to consider. To make things a little easier, I'm organizing these resources into three categories: Places & faces Research Instructional tools Did I miss one of your favorite science tools or resources? Send me a tweet or drop a comment on this post and let me know what I missed! ----------------------------- Thanks for tuning into the Chromebook Classroom Podcast! If you enjoyed today's episode, I would appreciate your honest rating and review! You can connect with me, John Sowash, on Facebook, Twitter, or Instagram. I would love to hear your thoughts on the show!

Whiskey And Wonder
Ep.57 – Violet Jessop, The Queen of Sinking Ships

Whiskey And Wonder

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 22, 2021 69:22


This week, Tyler & Megan learn about the Queen of Sinking Ships, Violet Jessop. While learning this week, the two will be sampling Noble Oak- Double Oak Bourbon, given to us by a wonderful listener! Thank you for the donation!   As always, thank you so much for your support! Don't drink and drive!   Places you can find us: whiskeyandwonder.com Instagram: @whiskeypodcast or @whiskey.tyler or @whiskey.megan YouTube: Whiskey & Wonder Twitter: @whiskyandwonder or @tyler_whiskey Email: contact@whiskeyandwonder.com     tyler@whiskeyandwonder.com megan@whiskeyandwonder.com  Facebook: facebook.com/whiskeyandwonder Paypal: paypal.me/whiskeyandwonder Patreon: patreon.com/whiskeyandwonder   If you have a drinking problem, reach out to the folks at 1-800-662-HELP (4357).

Success Unscrambled | Blog Traffic Tips | Business Success Stories
How to Create an Ebook in Canva [4 Places to Find Templates]

Success Unscrambled | Blog Traffic Tips | Business Success Stories

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 22, 2021 27:57


Elsie had a bright idea, she'll create an ebook in Canva as her premium lead magnet. The only problem is that she does not know how to get it done. As a business coach, it's important for Elsie to have a lead magnet in order to grow her list of potential clients. Are you a business coach full of bright ideas but you don't know how to implement them? If yes, then I have great news for you... You are not the only one facing this challenge. Getting things done in your business can prove to be overwhelming and stressful. So, tell me, which one of these two categories do you fall into? Some small business owners have been running their digital businesses for 3-7 years so they have funds set aside to hire help. While there are some entrepreneurs who started their business in the last 1-3 years but they don't have a rosy budget to outsource tasks like creating lead magnets. If you are in the 2nd category then I totally understand your limitations. This is the reason why I'm creating this resource to help you create your ebook quickly and easily. In this post, you'll learn the most efficient way to create your ebook as well as what to do with it when it's ready. Disclosure: Please note that this post may contain affiliate links which means that if you buy one of my recommended products I get paid a commission for sharing the link at no additional cost to you.  I only recommend products that I have tried myself and have experienced success. The Benefits of Creating Ebooks If you've never created an ebook before and you are brand new to the world of ebooks then here are a few things to consider. Ebooks can be useful for a number of reasons with the most common denominator being client acquisition. Here are 5 ways to develop an ebook in your business this year. Lead magnetAs a workbook accompanying an online course or email courseCase studyInstruction, manual or guideA course Did any of those 5 ideas give you aha moments? So many business coaches underestimate the power of ebooks and how they can use them to grow their business. Yes, you're probably wondering how to actually create all of these ebooks as part of your marketing plan. If you hang tight I'll be offering a step by step guide for one of these ebook types soon. The Buyer Journey Before diving into creating ebooks it's important to know when to use these different types of digital collateral or marketing material. If you are one of my regular readers you probably either heard or read about the buyer's journey. Gaining an understanding of your target audience will help you visualize the buyer's journey. However, in case you've never come across it before here's a brief overview of it again. They include awareness or brand awareness, interest, consideration, conversion and retention. As you can see there are 5 stages of this journey and if you look carefully you'll notice the absence of some of those ebooks. For example, the lead magnet, guide, workbook and course are missing from the diagram. Allow me to explain the reason to you. The lead magnet is actually in the interest phase of the journey and you'll normally find them while reading blogs. It's given to a potential client in exchange for their email address. They are also available as a freebie during a podcast or after watching a video on YouTube. When it comes to the guide and course these are normally part of a paid product, while the workbook can be found included in a Masterclass or webinar. The bottom line is to know what to develop as part of your marketing plan and when to make them available during the buyer's journey. The Most Important Step Before heading over to Canva there is an important step that you need to complete. This step will save you hours of overwhelm and frustration. I've used this hack for a number of years in order to get ebooks, lead magnets,

Columbus! Something New
Podcast 11.21.2021 Already Feeling Frantic?

Columbus! Something New

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 22, 2021 71:11


Show Notes:     On this episode we chat about 12 Ways to Relax During the Holidays, the Columbus Travel Calendar, Melt Bar and Grilled Short North, and Shopping Local. This episode is sponsored by Ohio Designer Craftsmen. Be sure to visit Columbus Winterfair December 3rd - December 5th!  12 Ways To Relax During The Holidays With colder weather on the way, check out these wonderful winter getaway destinations   Places to shop   Oakland Nurseries Vintage Toys, Collectibles Ohio Designer Craftsmen - Fine art & craft, art exhibitions, education and more Furniture, Antiques, & Vintage | Business Type | Short North, Columbus Ohio   Dress for Success Columbus | Short North, Columbus Ohio Smartypants Vintage | Short North, Columbus Ohio Sheetz opening first location within Columbus proper next week Tastings & Tours | Business Type | Short North, Columbus Ohio November 2021 Gallery Hop Exhibitions & Events | Short North, Columbus Ohio   Things to do Holiday Carriage Rides Worthington Holiday Open House and Tree Lighting Shadowbox Live: Holiday Hoopla Holiday Hoopla Huntington Holiday Train returns to Main Library on Nov. 22 - Columbus Metropolitan Library Columbus Zoo and Aquarium - Event Calendar Saturday November 27th, 2021 @ 11am: Smudge Sticks & Fall Candle-pouring Workshop @ Studio 614 FOOD TO EAT Hershey unveiled its largest Reese's Peanut Butter Cup and called it a Thanksgiving pie. 3,000 sold out in hours   A Columbus bakery is recreating the viral Reese's Cup pies, and there's still time to order one for Thanksgiving Home - Barcelona Mac's Proper Pub | About | Columbus, Ohio Fun Food | A Unique Gourmet Grilled Cheese Restaurant Experience | Melt Bar and Grilled  PLACES TO STAY History | Business Type | Short North, Columbus Ohio Harrison House Bed and Breakfast Graduate Columbus | Hotels In Columbus, Ohio | Near Campus

Forever Haunted Podcast
True Stories Daily | Haunted Murder Houses

Forever Haunted Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 21, 2021 20:56


On today's bonus episode we delve into some real ghost stories! We hope you enjoy the new daily ghost stories and stay tuned for True Crime Thursdays and Supernatural Saturdays!

Christ Community Church
O The Places You'll Go

Christ Community Church

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 21, 2021 36:38


Welcome to Christ Community Church of Wilmington NC. We are committed to teaching the Bible, transforming lives, and touching our world.

Forever Haunted Podcast
The Haunting Of Redburn Manor | 15

Forever Haunted Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 21, 2021 13:22


On today's bonus episode we delve into The Haunting of Redburn Manor! We hope you enjoy the new daily ghost stories and stay tuned for True Crime Thursdays and Supernatural Saturdays!

Hatchcast
Hatchcast Extra — Innovate State: Technology & Emerging Trends, ft. Christopher Golec

Hatchcast

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 19, 2021 55:22


After graduating from Michigan State University in 1987, Chris Golec went on to start multiple software companies in Silicon Valley valued at more than $2 billion. Most recently, he founded and led Demandbase as CEO, pioneering the Account-Based Marketing category (“ABM”) over the past 15 years. This feat earned him Top CEO and Marketing Technology executive awards from multiple leading industry organizations.   In 2016, Glassdoor named his company in their Top 10 Places to Work in the United States out of 500,000 companies. Today, Chris actively advises several software startups in the B2B sector and resides in the San Francisco Bay Area.About Innovate StateThe Innovate State Speaker Series brings both emerging and accomplished Spartans back to campus for a fireside chat-style interview. These 60-minute sessions offer the chance for guests to share their perspectives on a wide array of topics like innovation, startup life, investments, and career paths. These are stories of success, stories of failures, and stories of uncommon will—and you do not want to miss them. Innovate State is hosted and managed by The Burgess Institute for Entrepreneurship & Innovation. The events are free and start at 6 p.m. in the Larry & Teresa Gaynor Entrepreneurship Lab (lower level of the Minskoff Pavilion). Early registration is highly encouraged. Please join us for Innovate State: Technology & Emerging Trends on Wednesday, November 17, 2021, at 6 p.m. Every 2021–2022 Innovate State is a hybrid event! Register & attend in person in the Entrepreneurship Lab or watch via livestream on our Vimeo channel.----Like what you hear? Let us know and subscribe and share, we really appreciate it! Have ideas or comments for us? Email us at hatchcast@msu.edu. For behind-the-scenes content, check us out on Facebook and Instagram.   Hatchcast is made possible by the Burgess Institute for Entrepreneurship & Innovation at Michigan State University in collaboration with the MSU Entrepreneurship Association & MSU Women in Entrepreneurship. Original Music by Kakia Gkoudina and Karina Stankowski Engineered & Edited by Gabe Hales  Co-created by Aaryn Richard, Tyler Mehigh, & Kurt Creger  Co-hosted by Gabe Hales, Gabe Berke, Diego Fernandez, Danielle Tice, Karina Stankowski, Charlotte Bachelor & Aaryn Richard 

The GetUp Crew
GetUp Crew : Random Places You Fell Asleep (Friday,11/19)

The GetUp Crew

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 19, 2021 9:36


Ramiro is worried about going to the Celtics Lakers game tonight.

Talk with Renee Dalo
114 | Talk About Building Relationships With Allison Davis

Talk with Renee Dalo

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 18, 2021 53:28


One thing I LOVE about attending conferences is on-the-spot coaching! Places like these is where I've built some forever relationships, and I am so glad this year was just as amazing. Allison Davis and I sat down this week to chat about building relationships, clients and vendors alike! Relationships take work, and if you're willing to put in that glitter-riddled elbow grease, then you'll walk away with better relationships in your business, and even in life. Remember to grab your coffee & your tea when you listen to this insightful episode full of personal experiences!

The Bake Down - Bake Off Reviewed

WHAT. AN. EPISODE. If you're after brilliant baking, handshakes everywhere you look and drama until the final moments - then you simply couldn't have asked for more than what was served up in the tent for a memorable semi-final. As always the founder of Bake With A Legend Josh Landy was joined by Bake Off legends Howard Middleton, Jane Beedle and Dan Beasley Harling to reflect on how our remaining bakers fared and ultimately in an episode worthy of a final, it was almost unfair that anyone had to leave.We're sad that Bake Off is coming to an end for another year, but to celebrate we're going to be holding a free webinar with Howard Middleton on Sunday 28th November at 3.30pm UK, where Howard is going to teach you how to make his delicious Victoria Sponge in a short hour class that'll give you a flavour of what to expect in a full online class with us. We'll no doubt be reflecting on the 2021 Bake Off Series too.All those on our mailing list will be notified when registration opens on Friday 19th November. Places are going to be limited for this one, so if you're not on our emailing list – get on it now - and pop your email on the form on our website to make sure you're updated. It's also the first place you'll hear about our upcoming Black Friday Offers, giving you some fantastic value on our online events.Remember here at Bake With A Legend we are still having great fun hosting regular online baking classes every weekend. We currently have over 30 virtual classes on sale now for you to enjoy and learn from the comfort of your own home including loads of brilliant festive options. The classes are great fun and if you use the code PODCAST at checkout you'll get 10% off, whilst gift vouchers and bundle packs are also available. Please check out our online baking classes on our website. If you're thinking of a virtual Christmas Party we'd love to hear from you too!*** If you enjoyed this podcast please do leave us a review, it'll help ensure more Bake Off fans find us and would be a huge motivation for to keep making these podcasts for you. Please note we're not affiliated to the show itself or Love Productions, but we're huge fans of their work.***You can contact us with any queries or questions at thebakedown@bakewithalegend.com.This podcast is part of the Stripped Media podcast network. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

Congressional Dish
CD242 The Offshore Drilling Police

Congressional Dish

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 15, 2021 95:22


On October 1, 2021 an oil pipeline that was likely struck by a cargo ship's anchor leaked tens of thousands of gallons of oil into the ocean and onto the beaches of Orange County, CA. In this episode, examine how the oil spill happened by listening to testimony provided to both the U.S. Congress and the California State Senate, and learn about the disturbing lack of policing that is taking place under the sea. Please Support Congressional Dish – Quick Links Contribute monthly or a lump sum via PayPal Support Congressional Dish via Patreon (donations per episode) Send Zelle payments to: Donation@congressionaldish.com Send Venmo payments to: @Jennifer-Briney Send Cash App payments to: $CongressionalDish or Donation@congressionaldish.com Use your bank's online bill pay function to mail contributions to: 5753 Hwy 85 North, Number 4576, Crestview, FL 32536. Please make checks payable to Congressional Dish Thank you for supporting truly independent media! Background Sources Articles and Documents Nicole Charky. April 7, 2021. “LA City Council Urges Newsom To Close Playa Del Rey Oil Storage.” Patch. Nicole Charky. March 23, 2021. “Is It Time To Shut Down The Playa Del Rey Oil Storage Facility?” Patch. U.S. Government Accountability Office. Offshore Oil and Gas: Updated Regulations Needed to Improve Pipeline Oversight and Decommissioning. GAO-21-293. Jen's Highlighted PDF Heal the Bay. June 24, 2015 . “Confirmed: L.A. Tar Balls Linked to Santa Barbara Spill.” planetexperts.com Heal the Bay. August 20, 2012. “What Are Those Black Clumps on the Beach?” Sarah S. Elkind. June 1, 2012. “Oil in the City: The Fall and Rise of Oil Drilling in Los Angeles.” The Journal of American History, Volume 99, Issue 1. Tom Fowler. February 21, 2012. “U.S., Mexico Sign Deal on Oil Drilling in Gulf.“ The Wall Street Journal. APPEL News Staff. May 10, 2011. “Academy Case Study: The Deepwater Horizon Accident Lessons for NASA.” APPEL News, Volume 4, Issue 1. Offshore Technology. “Projects: Macondo Prospect, Gulf of Mexico.” Bureau of Ocean Energy Management. November 23, 1970. Treaty to Resolve Pending Boundary Differences and Maintain the Rio Grande and Colorado River as the International Boundary. Open Secrets Profiles Rep. Yvette Herrell - New Mexico District 02 Rep. Paul Gosar - Arizona District 04 Rep. Bruce Westerman - Arkansas District 04 Rep. Katie Porter - California District 45 Rep. Pete Stauber - Minnesota District 08 Images Playa del Ray in the 1920s 2021 Huntington Bay Oil Spill Image 1. CA State Senate: Natural Resources and Water Committee Informational Hearing Southern California Oil Spill: Preparation response, ongoing risks, and potential solutions. 2021Huntington Bay Oil Spill Image 2 CA State Senate: Natural Resources and Water Committee Informational Hearing Southern California Oil Spill: Preparation response, ongoing risks, and potential solutions. Mileage of Decommissioned Pipelines Removed Relative to Those Left in Place. GAO Analysis of Bureau of Safety and Environmental Enforcement Data, GAO-21-293. Potential Effects of Currents on Pipeline Leak Identification. GAO-21-293. Hearings Southern California Oil Spill: Preparation response, ongoing risks, and potential solutions California State Senate: Natural Resources and Water Committee Thursday, October 28, 2021 Witnesses: Chuck Bonham Head of California Department of Fishing and Wildlife Tom Cullen Administrator of OSPR (Offshore Spill Prevention and Response) Kim Carr Mayor Pro Tem, City of Huntington Beach Brian Nowicki California Climate Policy Director at the Center for Biological Diversity Pete Stauffer Environmental Director for the Surfrider Foundation Jennifer Lucchesi State Lands Commission Clips 3:44 Senator Henry Stern: But the pipeline that runs to Amplify and Beta Offshore's platform is the source of the oil production that runs through the pipeline in question. That pipeline is in federal jurisdiction but it brings that produced oil onshore into the state waters and eventually on state lands. 21:05 Chuck Bonham: What we now know is about four and a half miles offshore, so in federal waters, there's a pipeline that runs from one platform, which is a collection of three platforms operated by a company called Beta Offshore, owned by a company called Amplify Energy. That last platform, Ellie, has a pipeline which delivers the product 17.7 miles inland, where the pipe comes on shore just below the Queen Mary more or less, to land based infrastructure. That pipe had a rupture in it. And we now know based on visual and diver and other evidentiary efforts, that about 4000 feet of that pipeline was moved about 105 feet off of center. And in that stretch is about a 13 inch horizontal, almost like a hairline fracture. If you could imagine a bone break in a pipe, which is, I think, about 13 inches in diameter, concrete on the outside and metal on the inside. That's the likely source of the leak. 22:25 Chuck Bonham: From the very beginning moments, all of us involved assumed a worse case. At that moment in time we had a planning number of a spill of about 3,134 Barrels which is 131,000 gallons rounding as a maximum worst case. 30:59 Chuck Bonham: A month later we now think the likely spill number is 24,696 gallons 41:13 Chuck Bonham: Fortunately given the size of the spill, there were not as many wildlife casualties as could have occurred during a higher migration cycle. 1:25:47 Mayor Kim Carr: So starting off on Saturday, October 2, it's been brought up that yes, we did have a very large air show happening that day. About 1.5 million people were on the beach that day to see the Pacific Air Show. And around nine o'clock that morning, there were city personnel that heard an announcement on VHF channel 16 by the Coast Guard of a possible oil spill in the area, but nothing very specific. At that time, no major details, it wasn't anything to really worry about. By 10:30 in the morning, the Coast Guard had advised us that the spill was larger than originally thought. However, we didn't have a whole lot of information as to where the location of the spill was nor of the scope of the situation. By 11 o'clock that same day, the Coast Guard had announced that it was now going to be a major spill, and that the incident management team was being activated. 1:28:00 Mayor Kim Carr: At two o'clock, the Coast Guard had advised us that the oil spill would not be reaching the shores of Huntington Beach until Monday, October 4. And again, we didn't have a whole lot of information as to where the spill was. We knew it was off our coast, but we didn't know exactly where or exactly how large the spill was. But then interestingly enough, just a half hour later, we started to receive messages that there were boats that were experiencing oil damage just outside of the air show flight box. And so that became a concern for our city. So then we activated our fire crews, our hazmat team, or the oil spill response trailer and started to do the mitigation efforts. Then this is where it gets to be very, very interesting. At 2:45 the city was notified by the Newport Beach rescue vessel that there were private contractors conducting oil spill cleanups outside of the air show flight box. 1:32:42 Mayor Kim Carr: What we could have done better, what would have been an opportunity was perhaps if the Coast Guard had some sort of awareness, the night before or when that nine o'clock notification came through, we could have been even more proactive because as I said before, every hour during these crises matters. 1:34:00 Mayor Kim Carr: The Bolsa Chica Ecological Reserve was spared. The Talbert Marsh does have oil damage and again looking back, if we could have had maybe a few more hours notice, we probably could have mitigated that damage even more than what we did. 1:43:17 Brian Nowicki: Like all of you, we at the Center for Biological Diversity are heartbroken by every oil and seabird and are alarmed at the miles of marshes and coastline that will be poisoned for years by this bill. We're angry that yet again, the oil industry has proven its inability to contain its toxic pollution. The structure of pipeline funding to beach proves yet again, that every piece of fossil fuel infrastructure is yet another disaster waiting to happen. And there is a lot of that infrastructure in California. It's increasingly old, outdated in disrepair and poorly located, like the 40 year old pipeline that gave us this most recent spill, all of which makes it increasingly dangerous. Looking beyond the nine oil platforms and islands in state water, there are 23 platforms in federal waters off California. But the fact that those 23 platforms are a little farther from shore should not give us much comfort. First, because oil spills from those operations still end up in our water, our beaches and our wildlife. But also as we've heard today, further from shore also means longer stretches of aging and dangerously vulnerable infrastructure, like the 17 mile long pipeline we're discussing today are clean, reliable federal regulations to protect us from oil spills in federal waters. Federal regulators continue to prove that they are perfectly willing to allow those platforms to continue operating to the last drop of oil despite the mounting dangers of decaying infrastructure well beyond its intended lifespan, outdated drilling plans, numerous violations and insufficient bonds to pay for decommissioning. 1:45:15 Brian Nowicki: But I want to be clear that this is not a problem unique to offshore platforms. At the exact same time that 10s of thousands of gallons of oil were rolling up onto beaches and marshes in Orange County, there was an oil spill in Kern County that is now approaching 5 million gallons of fluid, a mixture of crude oil, toxic wastewater, that includes 600,000 gallons of crude. In fact, in just the last few years, there have been many oil spills in California greater than the spill off Huntington Beach. In the Cymric field alone there were three huge spills in 2019 at 550,000 gallons, 836,000 and 1.2 million gallons respectively. 159,000 in Midway in 2019, 250,000 at McKittrick in 2020. There is another ongoing spill at a separator plant in Cymric that has been leaking since 2003 and has reportedly released as much as 84 million gallons of fluid to date. Now these numbers reflect total combined volumes of crude and produced water and mud, which constitute a toxic mix. As state agencies have testified before this legislature in the past, these dangerous onshore oil operations have contaminated groundwater, land, and wildlife. 1:46:32 Brian Nowicki: After more than 150 years of the oil industry drilling at will in California, the oil is gone and the bottom of the barrel that's left is harder and more dangerous to extract. There's also some of the most carbon polluting crude in the world. With the easy stuff taken, the oil industry is in decline in California, with production down 68% since 1985. The only question is how much more damage will this dying industry do on its way out? 1:49:10 Pete Stauffer: Now with the oil deposit seen as far south as the Mexico border, there are concerns that San Diego wetlands are also being impacted. Moreover, while birds, fish and marine mammals have been the most visibly impacted, the full scale of the ecological damage will take some time to become clear. In the week since the spill event, the oil slick has transformed into an incalculable number of tar balls in the ocean, while tar balls typically float, they can also find their way into underwater sediment or near shore habitats where their impacts on ecological health and wildlife may persist for years or even decades. 1:52:51 Pete Stauffer: According to the federal government there have been at least 44 oil spills since 1969 that have each released more than 10,000 barrels of oil into US waters 2:02:36 Mayor Kim Carr: Just to give you an idea of how much TOT we do receive in Huntington Beach, we receive about $16 million a year. We don't receive anything from those offshore platforms, nothing. And as far as the drilling that we currently have here in Huntington Beach, it's less than $700,000 a year. 2:05:54 Brian Nowicki: What I can't say though, for sure is that it's going to take longer than one season to see what the full impacts are to the local wildlife. And of course, it is wetlands and marshes that often are the most difficult and take the longest to recover from the sorts of impacts. 2:21:11 Jennifer Lucchesi: In 1921, the legislature created the first tidelands oil and gas leasing program. The existing offshore leases the commission is responsible for managing today were issued over a 30 year period between 1938 and 1968. Importantly, I want to highlight a specific act in 1995. The Cunningham shell Act, which serves as a foundational law for the existing legacy oil and gas leases the commission currently manages. Importantly, this Act required the commission to issue oil and gas leases for term not based on years, but for so long as oil and gas is produced in paying quantities. Essentially, this means that Alessi can produce oil and gas pursuant to their state lease indefinitely as long as it is economic for them to do so. 2:58:13 Jennifer Lucchesi: For pipelines that are solely within state waters and under lease with the State Lands Commission, we require the pipelines to be externally and internally inspected annually. And we have engineers on staff that review those inspections and consult with the fire marshal as well with our federal partners on any type of remedial action that needs to happen based on the results of those inspections. For those pipelines that cross both federal and state waters our authority is more limited because the federal government's regulatory authority takes precedence. And PHMSA (Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration) is the primary federal agency that regulates those interstate pipelines. They require inspections externally and internally every two years. And that's what this pipeline at issue was subjected to, the platform Elly pipeline. 03:01:20 Senator Dave Min: Let's say you have a pipe and the lease term ends. What powers do you have? What are the considerations you have to follow either statutory or contractually to renew those permits, issue a new permit? Or alternatively, do you have any leeway contractually, statutorily to end those permits prematurely and say, you know, we don't think that, you know, the upkeep is appropriate, you're violating certain provisions, we're just gonna take away your permit prematurely. Do you have any leeway like that? So I'm just trying to get a sense of your flexibility, both in issuing new right of way permits, but also yanking away existing permits. Jennifer Lucchesi: Certainly. So I can give an example of our lease compliance and enforcement actions most recently, with a pipeline that served platforms Hogan and Houchin in the Santa Barbara Channel. Those are two federal platforms in federal waters, that pipeline that served those platforms did cross into state waters and connected on shore. That pipeline lessee of ours was not compliant with our lease terms and the commission took action to terminate those leases based on non compliance and default in breach of the lease terms. And essentially, that did terminate production on those two federal platforms. And they are part of the eight federal platforms that BOEM just announced they were going to be looking at as part of a programmatic EIS for decommissioning. The Commission does not have the authority to unilaterally terminate an existing valid lease absent any evidence of a breach or non compliance SOUTHERN CA OIL LEAK: INVESTIGATING THE IMMEDIATE EFFECTS ON COMMUNITIES, BUSINESSES, AND ENVIRONMENT House Committee On Natural Resources, Subcommittee on Oversight and Investigations and the Subcommittee October 18, 2021 Witnesses: Dr. Michael H. Ziccardi Director, Oiled Wildlife Care Network Executive Director, One Health Institute, School of Veterinary Medicine, UC Davis Scott Breneman Commercial Fishing, Retail Market, and Restaurant Owner Newport Beach, CA Vipe Desai Founding Member, Business Alliance for Protecting the Pacific Coast Dr. David L. Valentine Norris Presidential Chair, Earth Science Professor of Marine Science, UC Santa Barbara Clips 15:44 Rep. Katie Porter: As of October 10, workers had recovered 250,000 pounds of oily debris and 14 barrels full of tar balls from the Orange County shorelines. That is a small fraction, though, of the oil that was released, most of which is being distributed in the ocean, making its way into the food chain or falling to the ocean floor. Some of that oil is now heading south. And we will not learn the long term consequences on the environment for many years to come. 17:39 Rep. Katie Porter: The witnesses here with us today will reveal a different kind of subsidy for oil and gas companies, an involuntary subsidy that occurs when the community bears the costs of oil drilling's pollution. When a locally owned business like Mr Brennaman that has been in the family for four generations loses tens of thousands of dollars because of the leak. That's his subsidies to oil and gas. When a hotel loses its bookings overnight. That's its subsidy for oil and gas. When the fragile decades-long effort to recover a species under the Endangered Species Act is finally showing progress, but an oil spill puts it all at risk. That's a cost of oil and gas to these subsidies and so many others are the reasons that oil wells like the ones behind this leak are still active. Getting rid of the subsidies is the first step to get rid of the problem. 27:52 Rep. Mike Levin (D-CA): We know that the spill was not reported by the responsible oil company until the next day, despite the company's knowledge. We also know that Orange County residents recognize that there was a problem in part due to the smell caused by this bill and actually reported it before the oil company did so, clearly something wrong with that. 28:35 Rep. Mike Levin (D-CA): In my congressional district, which is just the south of here, the spill shutdown businesses and beaches in Dana Point in San Clemente. Tarballs that are likely caused by the spill have also been found as far south in my district as Oceanside, Carlsbad, Encinitas and Del Mar in San Diego County. 29:03 Rep. Mike Levin (D-CA): It'll come as no surprise that more than $2 billion in wages and $4 billion in gross domestic product are generated by Orange County's ocean and marine economy, including tourism. So we have a lot to lose every time there's a spill, not just to our beaches but to our economy. 39:30 Dr. Michael H. Ziccardi: In Birds, the primary issue we are concerned mostly about are the acute effects due to hypothermia. If you think of feathers almost as a dry suit in animals, if oil gets on that dry suit, it creates a hole that allows cold water to seep next to the skin. Birds can get very cold in the environment and start to waste away, they have to come ashore to stay warm, but they can no longer eat. So these birds actually can waste away in a matter of days unless proactive capture occurs. There can also be chronic effects in animals as well due to printing of oil off of the feathers or ingestion in their food items. Those chronic effects can include, in essence, effects on every organ system in an animal's body from reproductive effects liver, kidney, respiratory tracts, depending on the dose and the exposure and the toxin itself. 42:50 Scott Breneman: We were fishing on Friday, October 1, and we were coming in the harbor and I detected a distinct odor of oil and it was about midnight we're heading in. Kind of search around the boat. I thought maybe it was a spill on the boat or a hose broke. I went in the engine room, searched all the hatches where I keep all my extra fluids and everything, didn't find anything. Come the next day the press released that there was an actual oil spill, and my fish sales and my fish market, once that was released, they dropped drastically down, 90% this past few weeks since it was released. I've seen the same effect -- my family's been fishing for four generations and in the 90s my dad went through the oil spill that was off Seal Beach, in our fish market, the same exact response from the public scared, worried the products contaminated. A huge ripple effect all the way up to the wholesalers I deal with outside of Orange County there. They had concerns from their customers, their restaurants. And to rebuild that business when it happened in the 90s, I watched my dad struggle for months to get back to back to where it was and it's...I'm seeing the same exact thing happen here. A couple of days after the oil spill they had closed Newport Harbor. And so my boat was actually trapped inside of the harbor so I wasn't even able to go service my accounts. And it's just been, to tell you the truth, a very difficult couple of weeks and I'm not sure how long this is going to last. I'm not sure how the public's going to respond to it long term if there's still going to have some fear that the fish is contaminated. 46:20 Vipe Desai: In fact between 2007 and 2018 there were over 7000 oil spills in federal waters, an average of about two every day. 46:50 Vipe Desai: The first impact came from the much anticipated Pacific Air Show. As oil began to wash ashore, beaches were deemed unsafe for activity. On Saturday October 2nd, 1.5 million visitors saw the show from Huntington Beach, but the show's triumphant conclusion on Sunday was cancelled with little fanfare. Cancellations hit hotels and resorts almost immediately and their surrounding retail and restaurants suffered. Wing Lam, co-founder of Wahoo's Fish tacos, informed me that the Saturday before the oil spill felt like a busy summer day. But the following day, once word got out about the spill, it was a ghost town. In addition, as the spill moved south, their locations in Laguna Beach and San Clemente started to feel the impacts. Bobby Abdel, owner of Jack's Surfboards, had a similarly bleak weekend. He told me that once the oil spill was announced customer traffic plummeted. Their stores are facing a stockpile of unsold inventory from the US Open of Surfing and the Pacific Air Show. All nine of Jack's Surfboards locations were impacted in some form or another because of the spill. Later in the week, I received a call from a colleague, Wendy Marshall, a full time hard working mother of two who shared with me that her upcoming Airbnb reservations, a form of income to help her offset college tuition costs for her children, had mostly been cancelled. From Dana Point though dolphin and whale capital of the world and the first whale Heritage Site in the Americas. Giselle Anderson from local business Captain Dave's Dolphin and Whale Watching Safari shared losses from trips and bookings into November could be down as much as 74% because of the oil spill. 52:15 Dr. David L. Valentine: I want to invoke my privilege as a university professor to start with a little bit of a history lesson. Many people think that the largest spill in US history occurred in the Gulf of Mexico in 2010. This is not correct. The largest spill in US history occurred in California. It was not the October 2021 spill that we're here to talk about today. Nor was it the 2015 refugio beach pipeline rupture on the gaviota coast. It was not the 2007 Cosco, Busan spill and San Francisco Bay. And it was not the 1997 platform Irene pipeline rupture of Annenberg Air Force Base. It was not the 1990 American traders spill off the coast of Huntington Beach. It was not the 1969 platform, an oil spill off of Santa Barbara, the one that helped spawn the environmental movement. Nor was it the sinking of the SS Montebello, an oil freighter that was hit by a Japanese torpedo off the coast of Cambria and World War Two. It was called the Lakeview Gusher. It occurred in Kern County, and it's estimated to have released around 380 million gallons of oil over an 18 month period starting in 1910. And I tell you this bit of California history because it punctuates five important points. First, oil production carries inherent risk. Second, California has suffered more than its fair share of spills. Third, the size of a spill is only one factor in determining its impact. Fourth, responsiveness and context matter. And fifth, every spill is different and that includes the impacts. 54:24 Dr. David L. Valentine: For the current spill, I have honed in on three key modes of exposure that concern me most: floating oil slicks that can impact organisms living at or near the sea surface, coastline areas such as wetlands where oil can accumulate and persist, and the sea floor, where oil can easily hide from view but may still pose longer term risks. Among these three, the fate of impacts of submerged oil is especially relevant to California, is the least well understood, and requires additional research effort. 59:40 Rep. Katie Porter (D-CA): So recently I asked the Department of Interior about the specific kinds of subsidies that Beta Operating received. Beta is a subsidiary of Amplify Energy, and that's the company that owns the platforms and the pipelines that leaked off our coast. It turns out that they got nearly $20 million from the federal government, specifically because the oil wells are at the end of their lives and are not producing much oil, which makes them less profitable. So taxpayers are being asked to pay to encourage oil production in the Pacific Ocean by giving oil companies millions of dollars to do it. 1:00:39 Rep. Katie Porter (D-CA): Beta operating is in line to get another $11 million to drill for new wells off the coast because that $11 million is needed, in their words, “to make production economic.” So taxpayers are being asked to pay Beta to drill new wells. That means wells that would otherwise not be drilled without our taxpayer subsidy. 01:02:52 Dr. Michael H. Ziccardi: What we have found, during and after the Deepwater Horizon oil spill, is that dolphins can be significantly impacted by oil, primarily through inhalation of the fumes at the surface and ingestion of the oil substances themselves. What we found is that it affects their immune system, it affects their reproductive tract, and it affects their gastrointestinal tract, so very significant changes. And that's information that is just now starting to come out in the publications from the Deepwater Horizon incident. 1:06:51 Vipe Desai: Had this oil spill moved north, it would have impacted two of the busiest ports in the nation, which account for billions of dollars of goods flowing in and out of both ports of LA and Long Beach. And that would have had an even larger impact to other communities across the US. 1:08:21 Rep. Mike Levin (D-CA): The annual oil production off the coast of California is about 1/3 of what our nation produces in a single day. So it really is a drop in the bucket when you consider the overwhelming potential for economic damage for environmental damage, the risks simply aren't worth it. 1:09:34 Vipe Desai: California's ocean economy generates $54.3 billion in revenue and supports 654,000 jobs. 1:25:15 Dr. David L. Valentine: In Orange County, the areas that I would look at most closely as being especially vulnerable on the environmental side would be the wetland environments. Places like Talbert Marsh where oil can surge in with the tide. And it can get trapped in those environments and it can get stuck and it won't come back out when the tide recedes. Those are especially vulnerable because they're these rich, diverse ecosystems. They provide a whole host of different services, whether it's flyways, or fisheries, or in keeping the nutrient levels moderated in coastal waters. And that oil can stick there and it can have a long term impact. And furthermore, cleanup in those cases can be very difficult because getting into a marsh and trying to clean it up manually can cause as much damage as oil can cause. 1:26:24 Dr. David L. Valentine: And then the other environment that I worry a lot about is the environment we can't see, that is what's going on under the surface of the ocean. And in that case, we can have oil that comes ashore and then gets pulled back offshore but is now denser because it's accumulated sand and other mineral matter. And that can be sticking around in the coastal ocean. We don't really understand how much of that there is or exactly where it goes. And that concerns me. 1:29:18 Rep. Mike Levin (D-CA): But Dr. Valentine, how concerned Do you think California should be that companies that own the offshore platforms, wells and pipelines might go bankrupt and pass decommissioning costs on to taxpayers? Dr. David L. Valentine: I think that we need to be very concerned. And this is not just a hypothetical, this is already happening. There are two instances that I can tell you about that I've been involved with personally. The first stems from the pipeline 901 rupture, also known as the Refugio, a big oil spill that happened in 2015. When that pipeline ruptured, it prevented oil from being further produced from platform Holley, off the coast of Santa Barbara just a few miles from my home. That platform when it was completely shut in, all 30 wells, was unable to produce any oil and the company, a small operator, went bankrupt. And then shortly thereafter, they went bankrupt again. And this time, they just gave up and they did something called quit claiming their lease back to the state of California. Meaning that the plugin abandonment and property commissioning fell into the lap of the State of California in that case, and that is an ongoing, ongoing saga. The second example I would give you is in Summerland. In 1896, the first offshore oil wells in this country were drilled from piers in Summerland. Those have been leaking over the years. And as recently as last year, there were three leaky oil wells coming up in Summerland. The state of California has found money to try alternative plug in abandonment strategies because anything traditional is not going to work on something that is 125 some odd years old. So that would be the second example where this is now falling into the taxpayers lap yet again. IMPACTS OF ABANDONED OFFSHORE OIL AND GAS INFRASTRUCTURE AND THE NEED FOR STRONGER FEDERAL OVERSIGHT House Committee on Natural Resources: Subcommittee on Energy and Mineral Resources. October 14, 2021 Witnesses: Dr. Donald Boesch Professor and President Emeritus, University of Maryland Center for Environmental Science Dr. Greg Stunz Endowed Chair for Fisheries and Ocean Health, and Professor of Marine Biology Harte Research Institute for Gulf of Mexico Studies Texas A&M University Robert Schuwerk Executive Director, North America Office Carbon Tracker Initiative Ms. Jacqueline Savitz Chief Policy Officer, Oceana Clips 10:34 Rep. Pete Stauber (R-MN): I can certainly provide a summary of things that will help keep energy prices down: issue onshore and offshore lease sales; reinstate the Presidential permit for the Keystone XL Pipeline; renew our commitment to exporting American energy, instead of importing foreign energy; reform a broken permitting process; and stop burdening domestic producers. 16:08 Dr. Donald Boesch: Oil and gas production from wells in less than 1000 feet of water declined as fuels discovered in the 80s and even earlier were depleted. Crude oil production in these relatively shallow waters declined by over 90% both in the Gulf and and in Southern California. Natural gas production in the OCS, which mainly came from the shallow water wells, declined by 80%. Offshore fossil energy production is now dominated in the deep water off the Gulf of Mexico, up to 7500 feet deep. Deepwater production grew by 38% just over the last 10 years since the Deepwater Horizon disaster. 17:05 Dr. Donald Boesch: Since the lifting of the crude oil export ban in 2016, last year there was 78% more crude oil exported from Gulf terminals, exported overseas, than actually produced in the US OCS and three times as much natural gas exported, than produced offshore. 18:06 Dr. Donald Boesch: So, the depletion of shallow water gas has left this legacy of old wells and declining resources and the infrastructure requires decommissioning and removal. Much of this infrastructure is not operated by the original leaseholders, but by smaller companies with lesser assets and technical and operational capacity. 18:40 Dr. Donald Boesch: Off Southern California there are 23 platforms in federal waters, eight of which are soon facing decommissioning. In the Gulf, on the other hand, there are 18,162 platforms and about 1000 of them will probably be decommissioned within this decade. 19:46 Dr. Donald Boesch: According to the GAO, as you pointed out, there are 600 miles of active pipelines in federal waters of the Gulf, and 18,000 miles of abandoned plant pipelines. The GAO found the Department of the Interior lacks a robust process for addressing the environmental and safety risk and ensuring clean up and burial standards are met. And also monitoring the long term fate of these, these pipelines. 20:54 Dr. Donald Boesch: At recent rates of production of oil and gas, the Gulf's crude oil oil reserves will be exhausted in only six or seven years. That is the proven reserves. Even with the undiscovered and economically recoverable oil that BOEM (Bureau of Ocean Energy Management) estimates in the central and western Gulf, we would run out of oil about mid century. So unless some miracle allows us to capture all of the greenhouse gases that would be released, we really can't do that and achieve net zero emissions, whether it be by resource depletion, governmental or corporate policy, or investor and stockholder decisions. Offshore oil and gas production is likely to see it see a steep decline. So the greenhouse gas emissions pathway that we follow and how we deal with the legacy and remaining infrastructure will both play out over the next decade or two. 25:16 Dr. Greg Stuntz: In fact, these decades old structures hold tremendous amounts of fish biomass and our major economic drivers. A central question is, how do these structures perform in relation to mother nature or natural habitat and I'm pleased to report that in every parameter we use to measure that success. These artificial reefs produce at least as well are often better than the natural habitat. We observe higher densities of fish, faster growth and even similar output. Thus, by all measures, these data show artificial reefs are functioning at least equivalent on a per capita basis to enhance our marine resources. 28:54 Rob Schuwerk: When a company installs a platform and drills well, it creates an ARO, an obligation to reclaim that infrastructure when production ends. This costs money. But companies aren't required to get financial assurance for the full estimated costs today. Money to plug in active wells today comes from cash flows from oil and gas production. But what happens when that stops? The International Energy Agency sees peak oil and gas demand as early as 2025. This will make it harder to pay for decommissioning from future cash flows. Decommissioning is costly. The Bureau of Safety and Environmental Enforcement (BSEE) data indicate that offshore AROs could range from $35 to over $50 billion while financial assurance requirements are about $3.47 billion. That is less than 10% of expected liability. The GAO believes these figures may actually underestimate the true costs of retiring the remaining deepwater infrastructure. 30:05 Rob Schuwerk: Only about a third of the unplug wells in the Gulf of Mexico have shown any production in the last 12 months. Why haven't the other two thirds already been retired? Because of uncertainty as to when to close and poor incentives. Infrastructure should be decommissioned when it's no longer useful. But the regulator has difficulty making that determination. This uncertainty explains why BSEE waits five years after a well becomes inactive to deem it no longer useful for operations with years more allowed for decommissioning. These delays increase the risk that operators will become unable to pay or simply disappear. We've seen this already with a variety of companies including Amplify Energy's predecessor Beta Dinoco off California and Fieldwood recently with Mexico. 30:55 Rob Schuwerk: There's also a problem of misaligned economic incentives. As it is virtually costless to keep wells unplugged, companies have no incentive to timely plug them. AROs are like an unsecured, interest free balloon loan from the government with no date of maturity. There's little incentive to save for repayment because operators bear no carrying cost and no risk in the case of default. If the ARO loan carried interest payments commensurate with the underlying non performance risk, producers would be incentivized to decommission non economic assets. The solution is simple, require financial assurance equivalent to the full cost of carrying out all decommissioning obligations. This could take the form of a surety bond, a sinking fund or some other form of restricted cash equivalent. If wells are still economic to operate, considering the carrying cost of financial assurance, the operator will continue production, if not they'll plug. In either case, the public is protected from these costs. 32:11 Rob Schuwerk: A key risk here is operator bankruptcy that causes liabilities to be passed on to others. And we could see this in the recent Fieldwood bankruptcy. Fieldwood was formed in 2012 and in 2013 acquired shallow water properties from Apache Corporation. It went through chapter 11 bankruptcy in 2018, and then undeterred, acquired additional deepwater platforms from Noble Energy. Fieldwood returned to bankruptcy in 2020. It characterized the decommissioning costs it shared with Apache as among the company's most significant liabilities. The bankruptcy plan created new companies to receive and decommission certain idle offshore assets. If they failed, prior operators and lessors would have to pay. Several large oil and gas companies objected to this proposal. They were concerned that if Fieldwood couldn't pay they would. Ultimately the plan was proved. The case illustrates a few key dynamics. First, if bankrupt companies cannot pay, others, including taxpayers, will. How much of the possibly $50 billion in offshore decommissioning liability is held by companies that are only a dragged anchor, a hurricane a leaking pipeline or oil price shock away from default? And second, as detailed in my written testimony, private companies who face liability risks understand them better than the government does. When they transfer wells, they demand financial protections that are in fact greater than what the government requires today. 36:02 Jacqueline Savitz: Supplemental bonds are necessary to protect taxpayers from the risk of spills but BOEM is overusing the waiver provisions that allow a financial strength test to waive requirements for supplemental bonds. BOEM regulations require that lessees furnish a relatively small general bond and while BOEM has discretion to acquire supplemental bonds, it generally waives those. General bonds that lessees are required to furnish don't come close to covering the cost of decommissioning and haven't been updated since 1993. Since that year, the cost of decommissioning has gone up in part because development has moved into deeper waters, only about 10% of offshore oil production in the Gulf was in deepwater in 1993. But by 2014, that figure rose to 80%. Regulations need to be updated to ensure the federal government and taxpayers are not left picking up the tab on decommissioning. According to GAO, only 8% of decommissioning liabilities in the Gulf of Mexico were covered by bonds or other financial assurance mechanisms, with the other 92% waived or simply unaccounted for. 38:06 Jacqueline Savitz: BSEE does not conduct oversight over decommissioning activities underway and it does not inspect decommissioned pipelines so the Bureau can't ensure that the industry has complied with required environmental mitigation. 38:17 Jacqueline Savitz: Leak detection technologies that the oil and gas industry touts as safer have not been proven to prevent major leaks. All pipelines in the Pacific region are reportedly equipped with advanced leak detection equipment. Though two weeks ago we saw exactly what can happen even with the so-called “Best Technology.” 42:00 Dr. Donald Boesch: In Hurricane Ida, all of a sudden appeared an oil slick, and it lasted for several days. And apparently it was traced to an abandoned pipeline that had not been fully cleared of all the residual oil in it so that all that oil leaked out during that incident. 47:59 Dr. Donald Boesch: One of the challenges though, is that this older infrastructure is not operating in the same standards and with the same capacity of those of the major oil companies that have to do that. So for example, when I noted that they detected this methane being leaked, they didn't detect it from the new offshore deepwater platforms which have all the right technology. It's in the older infrastructure that they're seeing. 54:14 Rob Schuwerk: There's actually one thing that exists offshore, joint and several liability, that only exists in certain jurisdictions onshore. So in some ways the situation onshore is worse. Because in some states like California you can go after prior operators if the current operator cannot pay, but in many jurisdictions you cannot. And our research has found that there is about $280 billion in onshore liability, and somewhere around 1% of that is covered by financial assurance bonds so, there is definitely an issue onshore rather than offshore. 55:04 Rob Schuwerk: The issue is just really giving them a financial incentive to be able to decommission. And that means they have to confront the cost of decommissioning and internalize that into their decision on whether continuing to produce from a well is economic or not. And so that means they need to have some kind of financial insurance in place that represents the actual cost. That could be a surety bond where they go to an insurer that acts as a guarantor for that amount. It could be a sinking fund, like we have in the context of nuclear where they go start putting money aside at the beginning, and it grows over time to be sufficient to plug the well at the end of its useful life. And there could be other forms of restricted cash that they maintain on the balance sheet for the benefit of these liabilities. 1:15:38 Jacqueline Savitz: Remember, there is no shortage of offshore oil and gas opportunity for the oil industry. The oil industry is sitting on so many, nearly 8.5 million acres of unused or non producing leases, 75% of the total lease acreage in public waters. They're sitting on it and not using it. So even if we ended all new leasing, it would not end offshore production. 1:22:35 Rob Schuwerk: Typically what we'll see as well to do companies will transfer these assets into other entities that have less financial means and wherewithal to actually conduct the cleanup. Rep. Katie Porter: So they're moving once they've taken the money, they've made the profit, then they're giving away they're basically transferring away the unprofitable, difficult, expensive part of this, which is the decommissioning portion. And they're transferring that. Are they transferring that to big healthy companies? Rob Schuwerk: No, often they're transferring it to companies that didn't exist even just prior to the transfer. Rep. Katie Porter: You mean a shell company? Rob Schuwerk: Yes. Rep. Katie Porter: Like an entity created just for the purpose of pushing off the cost of doing business so that you don't have to pay it even though you've got all the upside. Are you saying that this is what oil and gas companies do? Rob Schuwerk: We've seen this, yes. Rep. Katie Porter: And how does the law facilitate this? Rob Schuwerk: Well, I suppose on a couple of levels. On the one hand, there's very little oversight of the transfer. And so there's very little restriction from a regulatory standpoint, this is true, offshore and also onshore. So we see this behavior in both places. And then secondary to that there are actions that companies can take in bankruptcy that can effectively pass these liabilities on to taxpayers eventually and so some of it is to be able to use that event, the new company goes bankrupt. 1:25:01 Rob Schuwerk: Certainly no private actor would do what the federal government does, which is not have a security for these risks. MISUSE OF TAXPAYER DOLLARS AND CORPORATE WELFARE IN THE OIL AND GAS INDUSTRY House Committee on Natural Resources: Subcommittee on Oversight and Investigations May 19, 2021 Witnesses: Laura Zachary Co-Director, Apogee Economics & Policy Tim Stretton Policy Analyst, Project on Government Oversight (POGO) Clips 27:10 Laura Zachary: There have long been calls for fiscal reforms to the federal oil and gas program. Compared to how states managed oil and gas leasing, the federal government forgoes at least a third of the revenue that could have been captured for taxpayers 27:25 Laura Zachary: On January 27 of this year, the Biden administration signed Executive Order 14008 that pauses issuing new federal oil and gas leases. And importantly, the language implies a temporary pause, only on issuing new leases, not on issuing drilling permits. This is a critical distinction for what the impacts of a pause could be. Very importantly, federal permitting data confirms that to date, there has been no pause on issuing drilling permits for both onshore and offshore. And in fact, since the pause began, Department of Interior has approved drilling permits at rates in line with past administrations. 37:08 Tim Stretton: Because taxpayers own resources such as oil and gas that are extracted from public lands, the government is legally required to collect royalties for the resources produced from leases on these lands. Project on Government Oversight's investigations into the federal government's oversight of the oil, gas and mining industries have uncovered widespread corruption that allows industry to cheat U.S. taxpayers out of billions of dollars worth of potential income. Given the amount of money at stake and the oil and gas industry's history of deliberately concealing the value of the resources they've extracted with the intent of underpaying royalties, the government should be particularly vigilant in ensuring companies pay their fair share for the resources they extract. 46:28 Rep. Bruce Westerman (R-AR): We are here today for the majority's attempt, which I believe is more of a publicity stunt to criticize the oil and gas industry than to talk about real facts and data. The playbook is a simple one: recycled talking points to vilify the industry and to paint a distorted picture of so-called good versus evil. I'm sure that we'll hear more about corporate subsidies that aren't. We'll hear about unfair royalty rates that aren't and we'll hear many other meme worthy talking points that fail the logic test. 47:35_ Rep. Bruce Westerman (R-AR): What we're -really talking about today is an industry that provides reliable and affordable energy to our nation. This isan industry that contributes to almost 10 million jobs and plays a vital role in our daily lives. In fact, we cannot conduct virtual hearings like this without the fossil fuel industry. And of course, when myself and my colleagues travel to Washington, DC, we rely on this industry to fly or to drive here. 49:33 Rep. Bruce Westerman (R-AR): But they ignore the real world consequences of demonizing this industry. The results are devastating job loss and the loss of public education funding to name just a few. 54:05 Rep. Pete Stauber (R-MN): I also had a roundtable discussion and learned how New Mexico schools received nearly $1.4 billion in funding from oil and gas just last year. 55:08 Rep. Katie Porter (D-CA): Mr. Stretton, how long has your organization been conducting oversight of oil and gas production on federal lands? Tim Stretton: For decades, I mean, we started doing this work in the early 90s. And actually, some of our earliest work in the space was uncovering in excess of a billion dollars in unpaid royalties to your home state of California. Rep. Katie Porter (D-CA): And you mentioned, what are some of the patterns? You've been doing this for decades? What are some of the patterns that you observe over time? Tim Stretton: The oil and gas industry working with each other to really undervalue the resources they were selling, fraudulently telling the government the value of those resources, which left billions of dollars in unpaid revenue going to the federal government. 1:01:09 Rep. Paul Gosar (R-AZ): There are some people who have made environmentalism a religion. Rather than focus on solutions that can make lives better for people, some would prefer to vilify an industry that provides immeasurable benefits to people's livelihood in the function of modern day society. 1:04:21 Rep. Paul Gosar (R-AZ): The other side looks at globalism, you know this environmental movement globally. So it makes more sense to me at least and folks I come from that we produce it cleaner more efficiently than anybody else in the world. And so that geopolitical application, if you're an environmentalist, you would want more American clean oil and gas out there versus Russian dirty or Chinese dirty gas. 02:37:23 Rep. Blake Moore (R-UT): In January state education superintendents in Wyoming, Miami, North Dakota, Alaska, and Utah submitted a letter to President Biden outlining their concerns with the administration's oil and gas ban which has reduced funding used to educate our rising generation. 02:43:35 Rep. Yvette Herrell (R-NM): I'm glad to be able to highlight the true success story of the oil and gas industry in my home state of New Mexico. To put it simply, the oil and gas industry is the economic backbone of New Mexico and has been for decades. The industry employs 134,000 People statewide and provides over a billion dollars each year to fund our public education. 02:44:30 Rep. Yvette Herrell (R-NM): Many of my Democratic colleagues have stated that green energy jobs can replace the loss of traditional energy jobs, like the 134,000 Oil and Gas jobs in my state. Many also say that we need to be transitioning to a completely carbon free energy grid. Can you tell me and the committee why both of those ideas are completely fantasy? Cover Art Design by Only Child Imaginations Music Presented in This Episode Intro & Exit: Tired of Being Lied To by David Ippolito (found on Music Alley by mevio)

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