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Wild with grief over the death of one daughter, and convinced he had seduced her other daughter, Caroline Briggs attacked schoolteacher John Dalmater in front of his class, shouting 'Shoot the son of a bitch' -- and her son, who'd accompanied her, did so. (Kerbyville, Josephine County; 1870s) (For text and pictures, see http://offbeatoregon.com/1808b.caroline-and-david-briggs-UL-murder-508.html)
According to the story, as it was told by his Co-Defendants Appeal, Cedrick Peterson was NOT the shooter… However, he was convicted of Murder, and the 15-year Plea equaled up to 99 years! Yep! I said 99... The math ain't mathing! However, the story takes a turn when the plea papers come into question because “15” was written as “40” but is now “99.” Years later, we get the story from Cedrick Peterson, in his words! There seems to be more to this crime beyond the plea that was discussed… From a real case of who done it to a test of Trial and Justice… This is one that leaves you with one final question… HOW? With that said, Let's Talk Murder! --- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast. https://anchor.fm/app
In this short Thanksgiving special Dr Koontz reads his article, A Plea for America, from the Spring 2022 edition of Christian Culture magazine. Visit our website - A Brief History of Power Many thanks to our sponsors, Blessed Sacrament Lutheran Church in Hayden, ID, Our Savior Lutheran Church and School in Pagosa Springs, CO, and Luther Classical College Dr Koontz - Trinity Lutheran Church Rev Fisk - St Paul Rockford Music thanks to Verny
Eno and DVR discuss the 2022 catcher and utility-only hitter pool. If two-catcher leagues remain a standard, should you push for top-end talent at the position in the early rounds? Can Yasmani Grandal stay healthy with less time behind the plate? Was there enough value in the middle and later rounds for second catchers? On the UT-only side, is there anything left for Shohei Ohtani to unlock? And, can J.D. Martinez adjust his approach and get to more consistent pull-side power? Rundown 6:11 A Plea for One-Catcher Leagues 11:49 2022 Bust: Yasmani Grandal 14:09 Strong Returns Overall From Early Catchers 19:10 Prioritizing Top-End Options? 27:41 Finding Value Later 35:06 Other Catchers of Interest? 39:42 Shohei Ohtani's Brilliant 2022 Campaign 49:42 Bryce Harper Joins UT-only Club; Surgery On Tap 52:08 Can J.D. Martinez Get to 25+ Homers Again? Follow Eno on Twitter: @enosarris Follow DVR on Twitter: @DerekVanRiper e-mail: email@example.com Subscribe to The Athletic at $1/month for the first year: theathletic.com/ratesandbarrels Subscribe to the Rates & Barrels Podcast Apple: http://bit.ly/AppleRandB Spotify: http://bit.ly/SpotifyRandB Google: http://bit.ly/RatesGoogle Stitcher: http://bit.ly/STRandB TuneIn: http://bit.ly/RBTuneIn Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
A Plea for Intolerance Venerable Fulton J. Sheen "America, it is said, is suffering from intolerance. It is not. It is suffering from tolerance: tolerance of right and wrong, truth and error, virtue and evil, Christ and chaos. Our country is not nearly so much overrun with the bigoted as it is overrun with the broadminded. The man who can make up his mind in an orderly way, as a man might make up his bed, is called a bigot; but a man who cannot make up his mind, any more than he can make up for lost time, is called tolerant and broadminded. A bigoted man is one who refuses to accept a reason for anything; a broadminded man is one who will accept anything for a reason—providing it is not a good reason. It is true that there is a demand for precision, exactness, and definiteness, but it is only for precision in scientific measurement, not in logic. The breakdown that has produced this unnatural broadmindedness is mental, not moral. The evidence for this statement is threefold: the tendency to settle issues not by arguments but by words, the unqualified willingness to accept the authority of anyone on the subject of religion, and, lastly, the love of novelty. Voltaire boasted that if he could find but ten wicked words a day he could crush the “infamy” of Christianity. He found the ten words daily, and even a daily dozen, but he never found an argument, and so the words went the way of all words and the thing, Christianity, survived. Today, no one advances even a poor argument to prove that there is no God, but they are legion who think they have sealed up the heavens when they used the word “anthropomorphism.” This word is just a sample of the catalogue of names which serve as the excuse for those who are too lazy to think. One moment's reflection would tell them that one can no more get rid of God by calling Him “anthropomorphic” than he can get rid of a sore throat by calling it “streptococci.” As regards the use of the term “anthropomorphism,” I cannot see that its use in theology is less justified than the use in physics of the term “organism,” which the new physicists are so fond of employing. Certain words like “reactionary” or “medieval” are tagged on the Catholic Church and used with that same disrespect with which a man may sneer at a woman's age. Mothers do not cease to be mothers because their sons grow up, and the Mother Church of the Christian world, which began not in Boston but in Jerusalem, is not to be dispossessed of her glorious title simply because her sons leave home. Some day they may be glad to return and their return will be the truest “homecoming” the world has ever seen.Not only does the substitution of words for argument betray the existence of this false tolerance, but also the readiness of many minds to accept as an authority in any field an individual who becomes a famous authority in one particular field. The assumption behind journalistic religion is that because a man is clever in inventing automobiles, he is thereby clever in treating the relationship between Buddhism and Christianity; that a professor who is an authority on the mathematical interpretation of atomic phenomena is thereby an authority on the interpretation of marriage; and that am an who knows something about illumination can throw light on the subject of immortality, or perhaps even put out the lights on immortality. There is a limit to the transfer of training, and no one who paints beautiful pictures with his right hand can, in a day and at the suggestion of a reporter, paint an equally good one with his left hand..."Contact Me:Email: FonsecaProduction@gmail.comWebsite: http://catholicconversations.buzzsprout.comIG: @ffonzeFacebook: Adrian Fonseca Facebook: Catholic Conversations Twitter: @AdrianFonzeYouTube: Catholic ConversationsYouTube: Adrian Fonseca
The brief title of Psalm 20 tells us that this Psalm was written by King David and was given to the “Chief Musician” to be sung by the choir of Israel. Over the years I have often used this Psalm to encourage people to pray and believe that the Lord will answer their plea for help in the times of their troubles. I've signed many notes and letters with Psalm 20:4-5 after my name. “May He grant you according to your heart's desire, And fulfill all your purpose. We will rejoice in your salvation, And in the name of our God we will set up our banners! May the LORD fulfill all your petitions.” Psalm 20 is a prayer and a plea for God's help before the battle, while Psalm 21 is the praise after the victory in battle. In verses 1-5, the people pray for their king, David, who will be leading them into battle. Notice the words “we and you”. In verses 6-8, David the king encourages the people to trust in Jehovah for victory and not in chariots and horses like the other nations did. In these verses notice the words, “I, we and they”. Both the king and the people speak in verse 9, where "the king" is Jehovah God, The King. The psalm begins and ends with a plea for God to hear them as they pray and to give victory to the army of Israel (vv. 1, 9). The anointed king was the very life and breath of the nation (Lam. 4:20) and the lamp of Israel (2 Sam. 21:17), and the enemy soldiers would make him their special target (1 Kings 22:31). Those who have problems with the military aspects of some of David's psalms should remember that David went to war only when the enemy attacked Israel. He did not invade other nations just to gain territory, and he was fighting the Lord's battles (1 Sam. 17:47; 25:28; 2 Chron. 20:15). The covenant God made with David (2 Sam. 7:11) assured him of victory over his enemies. In this regard, David is a picture of our Lord Jesus Christ, the Commander of the Lord's armies (Josh. 5:14-15), who one day will ride in victory against the armies of this world (Ps. 45:3-7; Rev. 3:14; 17:14; 19:11-21). As I have read the Psalms, and the many prayers and pleas for God's help in the times of trouble, I have pictured the reality of the daily battle that we all fight as believers against the devil and demonic forces, against the world and its allures of pleasures and wealth, and even the battle against our own flesh (Rom 7). Paul tells us in Ephesians 6:11-13: “Put on the whole armor of God, that you may be able to stand against the wiles of the devil. For we do not wrestle against flesh and blood, but against principalities, against powers, against the rulers of the darkness of this age, against spiritual hosts of wickedness in the heavenly places. Therefore take up the whole armor of God, that you may be able to withstand in the evil day, and having done all, to stand.” We are reminded in 2 Corinthians 10:3-6, “For though we walk in the flesh, we do not war according to the flesh. For the weapons of our warfare are not carnal but mighty in God for pulling down strongholds, casting down arguments and every high thing that exalts itself against the knowledge of God, bringing every thought into captivity to the obedience of Christ, and being ready to punish all disobedience when your obedience is fulfilled.” This Psalm is a great prayer and plea for God's help, and to believe and trust the LORD for victory every day. May the Lord help you today to “fulfill your purpose”, and answer “all your petitions”! God bless!
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Psalm 7:1-17 A Shiggaion of David, which he sang to the Lord concerning the words of Cush, a Benjaminite. 1 O Lord my God, in You do I take refuge; save me from all my pursuers and deliver me, 2 lest like a lion they tear my soul apart, rending it in pieces, with none to deliver. 3 O Lord my God, if I have done this, if there is wrong in my hands, 4 if I have repaid my friend with evil or plundered my enemy without cause, 5 let the enemy pursue my soul and overtake it, and let him trample my life to the ground and lay my glory in the dust. Selah 6 Arise, O Lord, in Your anger; lift Yourself up against the fury of my enemies; awake for me; You have appointed a judgment. 7 Let the assembly of the peoples be gathered about You; over it return on high. 8 The Lord judges the peoples; judge me, O Lord, according to my righteousness and according to the integrity that is in me. 9 Oh, let the evil of the wicked come to an end, and may You establish the righteous— You who test the minds and hearts, O righteous God! 10 My shield is with God, who saves the upright in heart. 11 God is a righteous judge, and a God who feels indignation every day. 12 If a man does not repent, God will whet His sword; He has bent and readied His bow; 13 He has prepared for him His deadly weapons, making His arrows fiery shafts. 14 Behold, the wicked man conceives evil and is pregnant with mischief and gives birth to lies. 15 He makes a pit, digging it out, and falls into the hole that he has made. 16 His mischief returns upon his own head, and on his own skull his violence descends. 17 I will give to the Lord the thanks due to his righteousness, and I will sing praise to the name of the Lord, the Most High. Key Words: Refuge, Arise, Arouse, Assembly, Judge, Indignation, Repent, Thanks Keystone Verse: If a man does not repent, God will whet His sword. He has bent and readied His bow. (Psalm 7:12)
Morning: John 15:8; John 15:16; Romans 6:19; Romans 12:1–2; Galatians 6:15–16; Colossians 1:10 Bearing fruit in every good work and increasing in the knowledge of God. I appeal to you therefore, brothers, by the mercies of God, to present your bodies as a living sacrifice, holy and acceptable to God, which is your spiritual worship. Do not be conformed to this world, but be transformed by the renewal of your mind, that by testing you may discern what is the will of God, what is good and acceptable and perfect.—Just as you once presented your members as slaves to impurity and to lawlessness leading to more lawlessness, so now present your members as slaves to righteousness leading to sanctification.—Neither circumcision counts for anything, nor uncircumcision, but a new creation. And as for all who walk by this rule, peace and mercy be upon them. “By this my Father is glorified, that you bear much fruit and so prove to be my disciples.”—“I chose you and appointed you that you should go and bear fruit and that your fruit should abide, so that whatever you ask the Father in my name, he may give it to you.” John 15:8 (Listen) 8 By this my Father is glorified, that you bear much fruit and so prove to be my disciples. (ESV) John 15:16 (Listen) 16 You did not choose me, but I chose you and appointed you that you should go and bear fruit and that your fruit should abide, so that whatever you ask the Father in my name, he may give it to you. (ESV) Romans 6:19 (Listen) 19 I am speaking in human terms, because of your natural limitations. For just as you once presented your members as slaves to impurity and to lawlessness leading to more lawlessness, so now present your members as slaves to righteousness leading to sanctification. (ESV) Romans 12:1–2 (Listen) A Living Sacrifice 12 I appeal to you therefore, brothers,1 by the mercies of God, to present your bodies as a living sacrifice, holy and acceptable to God, which is your spiritual worship.2 2 Do not be conformed to this world,3 but be transformed by the renewal of your mind, that by testing you may discern what is the will of God, what is good and acceptable and perfect.4 Footnotes  12:1 Or brothers and sisters  12:1 Or your rational service  12:2 Greek age  12:2 Or what is the good and acceptable and perfect will of God (ESV) Galatians 6:15–16 (Listen) 15 For neither circumcision counts for anything, nor uncircumcision, but a new creation. 16 And as for all who walk by this rule, peace and mercy be upon them, and upon the Israel of God. (ESV) Colossians 1:10 (Listen) 10 so as to walk in a manner worthy of the Lord, fully pleasing to him: bearing fruit in every good work and increasing in the knowledge of God; (ESV) Evening: Psalm 27:14; Psalm 62:1; Psalm 62:5; Song of Solomon 3:1; Lamentations 3:26; Hosea 14:1–2; Luke 18:7; James 1:13–17 I sought him, but found him not. Return, O Israel, to the Lord your God, for you have stumbled because of your iniquity. Take with you words and return to the Lord; say to him, “Take away all iniquity; accept what is good.” Let no one say when he is tempted, “I am being tempted by God….” But each person is tempted when he is lured and enticed by his own desire…. Do not be deceived, my beloved brothers. Every good gift and every perfect gift is from above, coming down from the Father of lights with whom there is no variation or shadow due to change. Wait for the Lord; be strong, and let your heart take courage; wait for the Lord!—It is good that one should wait quietly for the salvation of the Lord.—“Will not God give justice to his elect, who cry to him day and night? Will he delay long over them?” For God alone my soul waits in silence; from him comes my salvation…. For God alone, O my soul, wait in silence, for my hope is from him. Psalm 27:14 (Listen) 14 Wait for the LORD; be strong, and let your heart take courage; wait for the LORD! (ESV) Psalm 62:1 (Listen) My Soul Waits for God Alone To the choirmaster: according to Jeduthun. A Psalm of David. 62 For God alone my soul waits in silence; from him comes my salvation. (ESV) Psalm 62:5 (Listen) 5 For God alone, O my soul, wait in silence, for my hope is from him. (ESV) Song of Solomon 3:1 (Listen) The Bride's Dream 3 On my bed by night I sought him whom my soul loves; I sought him, but found him not. (ESV) Lamentations 3:26 (Listen) 26 It is good that one should wait quietly for the salvation of the LORD. (ESV) Hosea 14:1–2 (Listen) A Plea to Return to the Lord 14 Return, O Israel, to the LORD your God, for you have stumbled because of your iniquity.2 Take with you words and return to the LORD; say to him, “Take away all iniquity; accept what is good, and we will pay with bulls the vows1 of our lips. Footnotes  14:2 Septuagint, Syriac pay the fruit (ESV) Luke 18:7 (Listen) 7 And will not God give justice to his elect, who cry to him day and night? Will he delay long over them? (ESV) James 1:13–17 (Listen) 13 Let no one say when he is tempted, “I am being tempted by God,” for God cannot be tempted with evil, and he himself tempts no one. 14 But each person is tempted when he is lured and enticed by his own desire. 15 Then desire when it has conceived gives birth to sin, and sin when it is fully grown brings forth death. 16 Do not be deceived, my beloved brothers. 17 Every good gift and every perfect gift is from above, coming down from the Father of lights, with whom there is no variation or shadow due to change.1 Footnotes  1:17 Some manuscripts variation due to a shadow of turning (ESV)
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With family: 2 Kings 21; Hebrews 3 2 Kings 21 (Listen) Manasseh Reigns in Judah 21 Manasseh was twelve years old when he began to reign, and he reigned fifty-five years in Jerusalem. His mother's name was Hephzibah. 2 And he did what was evil in the sight of the LORD, according to the despicable practices of the nations whom the LORD drove out before the people of Israel. 3 For he rebuilt the high places that Hezekiah his father had destroyed, and he erected altars for Baal and made an Asherah, as Ahab king of Israel had done, and worshiped all the host of heaven and served them. 4 And he built altars in the house of the LORD, of which the LORD had said, “In Jerusalem will I put my name.” 5 And he built altars for all the host of heaven in the two courts of the house of the LORD. 6 And he burned his son as an offering1 and used fortune-telling and omens and dealt with mediums and with necromancers. He did much evil in the sight of the LORD, provoking him to anger. 7 And the carved image of Asherah that he had made he set in the house of which the LORD said to David and to Solomon his son, “In this house, and in Jerusalem, which I have chosen out of all the tribes of Israel, I will put my name forever. 8 And I will not cause the feet of Israel to wander anymore out of the land that I gave to their fathers, if only they will be careful to do according to all that I have commanded them, and according to all the Law that my servant Moses commanded them.” 9 But they did not listen, and Manasseh led them astray to do more evil than the nations had done whom the LORD destroyed before the people of Israel. Manasseh's Idolatry Denounced 10 And the LORD said by his servants the prophets, 11 “Because Manasseh king of Judah has committed these abominations and has done things more evil than all that the Amorites did, who were before him, and has made Judah also to sin with his idols, 12 therefore thus says the LORD, the God of Israel: Behold, I am bringing upon Jerusalem and Judah such disaster2 that the ears of everyone who hears of it will tingle. 13 And I will stretch over Jerusalem the measuring line of Samaria, and the plumb line of the house of Ahab, and I will wipe Jerusalem as one wipes a dish, wiping it and turning it upside down. 14 And I will forsake the remnant of my heritage and give them into the hand of their enemies, and they shall become a prey and a spoil to all their enemies, 15 because they have done what is evil in my sight and have provoked me to anger, since the day their fathers came out of Egypt, even to this day.” 16 Moreover, Manasseh shed very much innocent blood, till he had filled Jerusalem from one end to another, besides the sin that he made Judah to sin so that they did what was evil in the sight of the LORD. 17 Now the rest of the acts of Manasseh and all that he did, and the sin that he committed, are they not written in the Book of the Chronicles of the Kings of Judah? 18 And Manasseh slept with his fathers and was buried in the garden of his house, in the garden of Uzza, and Amon his son reigned in his place. Amon Reigns in Judah 19 Amon was twenty-two years old when he began to reign, and he reigned two years in Jerusalem. His mother's name was Meshullemeth the daughter of Haruz of Jotbah. 20 And he did what was evil in the sight of the LORD, as Manasseh his father had done. 21 He walked in all the way in which his father walked and served the idols that his father served and worshiped them. 22 He abandoned the LORD, the God of his fathers, and did not walk in the way of the LORD. 23 And the servants of Amon conspired against him and put the king to death in his house. 24 But the people of the land struck down all those who had conspired against King Amon, and the people of the land made Josiah his son king in his place. 25 Now the rest of the acts of Amon that he did, are they not written in the Book of the Chronicles of the Kings of Judah? 26 And he was buried in his tomb in the garden of Uzza, and Josiah his son reigned in his place. Footnotes  21:6 Hebrew made his son pass through the fire  21:12 Or evil (ESV) Hebrews 3 (Listen) Jesus Greater Than Moses 3 Therefore, holy brothers,1 you who share in a heavenly calling, consider Jesus, the apostle and high priest of our confession, 2 who was faithful to him who appointed him, just as Moses also was faithful in all God's2 house. 3 For Jesus has been counted worthy of more glory than Moses—as much more glory as the builder of a house has more honor than the house itself. 4 (For every house is built by someone, but the builder of all things is God.) 5 Now Moses was faithful in all God's house as a servant, to testify to the things that were to be spoken later, 6 but Christ is faithful over God's house as a son. And we are his house, if indeed we hold fast our confidence and our boasting in our hope.3 A Rest for the People of God 7 Therefore, as the Holy Spirit says, “Today, if you hear his voice,8 do not harden your hearts as in the rebellion, on the day of testing in the wilderness,9 where your fathers put me to the test and saw my works for forty years.10 Therefore I was provoked with that generation, and said, ‘They always go astray in their heart; they have not known my ways.'11 As I swore in my wrath, ‘They shall not enter my rest.'” 12 Take care, brothers, lest there be in any of you an evil, unbelieving heart, leading you to fall away from the living God. 13 But exhort one another every day, as long as it is called “today,” that none of you may be hardened by the deceitfulness of sin. 14 For we have come to share in Christ, if indeed we hold our original confidence firm to the end. 15 As it is said, “Today, if you hear his voice, do not harden your hearts as in the rebellion.” 16 For who were those who heard and yet rebelled? Was it not all those who left Egypt led by Moses? 17 And with whom was he provoked for forty years? Was it not with those who sinned, whose bodies fell in the wilderness? 18 And to whom did he swear that they would not enter his rest, but to those who were disobedient? 19 So we see that they were unable to enter because of unbelief. Footnotes  3:1 Or brothers and sisters; also verse 12  3:2 Greek his; also verses 5, 6  3:6 Some manuscripts insert firm to the end (ESV) In private: Psalm 139; Hosea 14 Psalm 139 (Listen) Search Me, O God, and Know My Heart To the choirmaster. A Psalm of David. 139 O LORD, you have searched me and known me!2 You know when I sit down and when I rise up; you discern my thoughts from afar.3 You search out my path and my lying down and are acquainted with all my ways.4 Even before a word is on my tongue, behold, O LORD, you know it altogether.5 You hem me in, behind and before, and lay your hand upon me.6 Such knowledge is too wonderful for me; it is high; I cannot attain it. 7 Where shall I go from your Spirit? Or where shall I flee from your presence?8 If I ascend to heaven, you are there! If I make my bed in Sheol, you are there!9 If I take the wings of the morning and dwell in the uttermost parts of the sea,10 even there your hand shall lead me, and your right hand shall hold me.11 If I say, “Surely the darkness shall cover me, and the light about me be night,”12 even the darkness is not dark to you; the night is bright as the day, for darkness is as light with you. 13 For you formed my inward parts; you knitted me together in my mother's womb.14 I praise you, for I am fearfully and wonderfully made.1 Wonderful are your works; my soul knows it very well.15 My frame was not hidden from you, when I was being made in secret, intricately woven in the depths of the earth.16 Your eyes saw my unformed substance; in your book were written, every one of them, the days that were formed for me, when as yet there was none of them. 17 How precious to me are your thoughts, O God! How vast is the sum of them!18 If I would count them, they are more than the sand. I awake, and I am still with you. 19 Oh that you would slay the wicked, O God! O men of blood, depart from me!20 They speak against you with malicious intent; your enemies take your name in vain.221 Do I not hate those who hate you, O LORD? And do I not loathe those who rise up against you?22 I hate them with complete hatred; I count them my enemies. 23 Search me, O God, and know my heart! Try me and know my thoughts!324 And see if there be any grievous way in me, and lead me in the way everlasting!4 Footnotes  139:14 Or for I am fearfully set apart  139:20 Hebrew lacks your name  139:23 Or cares  139:24 Or in the ancient way (compare Jeremiah 6:16) (ESV) Hosea 14 (Listen) A Plea to Return to the Lord 14 Return, O Israel, to the LORD your God, for you have stumbled because of your iniquity.2 Take with you words and return to the LORD; say to him, “Take away all iniquity; accept what is good, and we will pay with bulls the vows1 of our lips.3 Assyria shall not save us; we will not ride on horses; and we will say no more, ‘Our God,' to the work of our hands. In you the orphan finds mercy.” 4 I will heal their apostasy; I will love them freely, for my anger has turned from them.5 I will be like the dew to Israel; he shall blossom like the lily; he shall take root like the trees of Lebanon;6 his shoots shall spread out; his beauty shall be like the olive, and his fragrance like Lebanon.7 They shall return and dwell beneath my2 shadow; they shall flourish like the grain; they shall blossom like the vine; their fame shall be like the wine of Lebanon. 8 O Ephraim, what have I to do with idols? It is I who answer and look after you.3 I am like an evergreen cypress; from me comes your fruit. 9 Whoever is wise, let him understand these things; whoever is discerning, let him know them; for the ways of the LORD are right, and the upright walk in them, but transgressors stumble in them. Footnotes  14:2 Septuagint, Syriac pay the fruit  14:7 Hebrew his  14:8 Hebrew him (ESV)
With family: 2 Kings 18; Philemon 2 Kings 18 (Listen) Hezekiah Reigns in Judah 18 In the third year of Hoshea son of Elah, king of Israel, Hezekiah the son of Ahaz, king of Judah, began to reign. 2 He was twenty-five years old when he began to reign, and he reigned twenty-nine years in Jerusalem. His mother's name was Abi the daughter of Zechariah. 3 And he did what was right in the eyes of the LORD, according to all that David his father had done. 4 He removed the high places and broke the pillars and cut down the Asherah. And he broke in pieces the bronze serpent that Moses had made, for until those days the people of Israel had made offerings to it (it was called Nehushtan).1 5 He trusted in the LORD, the God of Israel, so that there was none like him among all the kings of Judah after him, nor among those who were before him. 6 For he held fast to the LORD. He did not depart from following him, but kept the commandments that the LORD commanded Moses. 7 And the LORD was with him; wherever he went out, he prospered. He rebelled against the king of Assyria and would not serve him. 8 He struck down the Philistines as far as Gaza and its territory, from watchtower to fortified city. 9 In the fourth year of King Hezekiah, which was the seventh year of Hoshea son of Elah, king of Israel, Shalmaneser king of Assyria came up against Samaria and besieged it, 10 and at the end of three years he took it. In the sixth year of Hezekiah, which was the ninth year of Hoshea king of Israel, Samaria was taken. 11 The king of Assyria carried the Israelites away to Assyria and put them in Halah, and on the Habor, the river of Gozan, and in the cities of the Medes, 12 because they did not obey the voice of the LORD their God but transgressed his covenant, even all that Moses the servant of the LORD commanded. They neither listened nor obeyed. Sennacherib Attacks Judah 13 In the fourteenth year of King Hezekiah, Sennacherib king of Assyria came up against all the fortified cities of Judah and took them. 14 And Hezekiah king of Judah sent to the king of Assyria at Lachish, saying, “I have done wrong; withdraw from me. Whatever you impose on me I will bear.” And the king of Assyria required of Hezekiah king of Judah three hundred talents2 of silver and thirty talents of gold. 15 And Hezekiah gave him all the silver that was found in the house of the LORD and in the treasuries of the king's house. 16 At that time Hezekiah stripped the gold from the doors of the temple of the LORD and from the doorposts that Hezekiah king of Judah had overlaid and gave it to the king of Assyria. 17 And the king of Assyria sent the Tartan, the Rab-saris, and the Rabshakeh with a great army from Lachish to King Hezekiah at Jerusalem. And they went up and came to Jerusalem. When they arrived, they came and stood by the conduit of the upper pool, which is on the highway to the Washer's Field. 18 And when they called for the king, there came out to them Eliakim the son of Hilkiah, who was over the household, and Shebnah the secretary, and Joah the son of Asaph, the recorder. 19 And the Rabshakeh said to them, “Say to Hezekiah, ‘Thus says the great king, the king of Assyria: On what do you rest this trust of yours? 20 Do you think that mere words are strategy and power for war? In whom do you now trust, that you have rebelled against me? 21 Behold, you are trusting now in Egypt, that broken reed of a staff, which will pierce the hand of any man who leans on it. Such is Pharaoh king of Egypt to all who trust in him. 22 But if you say to me, “We trust in the LORD our God,” is it not he whose high places and altars Hezekiah has removed, saying to Judah and to Jerusalem, “You shall worship before this altar in Jerusalem”? 23 Come now, make a wager with my master the king of Assyria: I will give you two thousand horses, if you are able on your part to set riders on them. 24 How then can you repulse a single captain among the least of my master's servants, when you trust in Egypt for chariots and for horsemen? 25 Moreover, is it without the LORD that I have come up against this place to destroy it? The LORD said to me, “Go up against this land and destroy it.”'” 26 Then Eliakim the son of Hilkiah, and Shebnah, and Joah, said to the Rabshakeh, “Please speak to your servants in Aramaic, for we understand it. Do not speak to us in the language of Judah within the hearing of the people who are on the wall.” 27 But the Rabshakeh said to them, “Has my master sent me to speak these words to your master and to you, and not to the men sitting on the wall, who are doomed with you to eat their own dung and to drink their own urine?” 28 Then the Rabshakeh stood and called out in a loud voice in the language of Judah: “Hear the word of the great king, the king of Assyria! 29 Thus says the king: ‘Do not let Hezekiah deceive you, for he will not be able to deliver you out of my3 hand. 30 Do not let Hezekiah make you trust in the LORD by saying, The LORD will surely deliver us, and this city will not be given into the hand of the king of Assyria.' 31 Do not listen to Hezekiah, for thus says the king of Assyria: ‘Make your peace with me4 and come out to me. Then each one of you will eat of his own vine, and each one of his own fig tree, and each one of you will drink the water of his own cistern, 32 until I come and take you away to a land like your own land, a land of grain and wine, a land of bread and vineyards, a land of olive trees and honey, that you may live, and not die. And do not listen to Hezekiah when he misleads you by saying, “The LORD will deliver us.” 33 Has any of the gods of the nations ever delivered his land out of the hand of the king of Assyria? 34 Where are the gods of Hamath and Arpad? Where are the gods of Sepharvaim, Hena, and Ivvah? Have they delivered Samaria out of my hand? 35 Who among all the gods of the lands have delivered their lands out of my hand, that the LORD should deliver Jerusalem out of my hand?'” 36 But the people were silent and answered him not a word, for the king's command was, “Do not answer him.” 37 Then Eliakim the son of Hilkiah, who was over the household, and Shebna the secretary, and Joah the son of Asaph, the recorder, came to Hezekiah with their clothes torn and told him the words of the Rabshakeh. Footnotes  18:4 Nehushtan sounds like the Hebrew for both bronze and serpent  18:14 A talent was about 75 pounds or 34 kilograms  18:29 Hebrew his  18:31 Hebrew Make a blessing with me (ESV) Philemon (Listen) Greeting 1 Paul, a prisoner for Christ Jesus, and Timothy our brother, To Philemon our beloved fellow worker 2 and Apphia our sister and Archippus our fellow soldier, and the church in your house: 3 Grace to you and peace from God our Father and the Lord Jesus Christ. Philemon's Love and Faith 4 I thank my God always when I remember you in my prayers, 5 because I hear of your love and of the faith that you have toward the Lord Jesus and for all the saints, 6 and I pray that the sharing of your faith may become effective for the full knowledge of every good thing that is in us for the sake of Christ.1 7 For I have derived much joy and comfort from your love, my brother, because the hearts of the saints have been refreshed through you. Paul's Plea for Onesimus 8 Accordingly, though I am bold enough in Christ to command you to do what is required, 9 yet for love's sake I prefer to appeal to you—I, Paul, an old man and now a prisoner also for Christ Jesus—10 I appeal to you for my child, Onesimus,2 whose father I became in my imprisonment. 11 (Formerly he was useless to you, but now he is indeed useful to you and to me.) 12 I am sending him back to you, sending my very heart. 13 I would have been glad to keep him with me, in order that he might serve me on your behalf during my imprisonment for the gospel, 14 but I preferred to do nothing without your consent in order that your goodness might not be by compulsion but of your own accord. 15 For this perhaps is why he was parted from you for a while, that you might have him back forever, 16 no longer as a bondservant3 but more than a bondservant, as a beloved brother—especially to me, but how much more to you, both in the flesh and in the Lord. 17 So if you consider me your partner, receive him as you would receive me. 18 If he has wronged you at all, or owes you anything, charge that to my account. 19 I, Paul, write this with my own hand: I will repay it—to say nothing of your owing me even your own self. 20 Yes, brother, I want some benefit from you in the Lord. Refresh my heart in Christ. 21 Confident of your obedience, I write to you, knowing that you will do even more than I say. 22 At the same time, prepare a guest room for me, for I am hoping that through your prayers I will be graciously given to you. Final Greetings 23 Epaphras, my fellow prisoner in Christ Jesus, sends greetings to you, 24 and so do Mark, Aristarchus, Demas, and Luke, my fellow workers. 25 The grace of the Lord Jesus Christ be with your spirit. Footnotes  1:6 Or for Christ's service  1:10 Onesimus means useful (see verse 11) or beneficial (see verse 20)  1:16 For the contextual rendering of the Greek word doulos, see Preface; twice in this verse (ESV) In private: Psalms 132–134; Hosea 11 Psalms 132–134 (Listen) The Lord Has Chosen Zion A Song of Ascents. 132 Remember, O LORD, in David's favor, all the hardships he endured,2 how he swore to the LORD and vowed to the Mighty One of Jacob,3 “I will not enter my house or get into my bed,4 I will not give sleep to my eyes or slumber to my eyelids,5 until I find a place for the LORD, a dwelling place for the Mighty One of Jacob.” 6 Behold, we heard of it in Ephrathah; we found it in the fields of Jaar.7 “Let us go to his dwelling place; let us worship at his footstool!” 8 Arise, O LORD, and go to your resting place, you and the ark of your might.9 Let your priests be clothed with righteousness, and let your saints shout for joy.10 For the sake of your servant David, do not turn away the face of your anointed one. 11 The LORD swore to David a sure oath from which he will not turn back: “One of the sons of your body1 I will set on your throne.12 If your sons keep my covenant and my testimonies that I shall teach them, their sons also forever shall sit on your throne.” 13 For the LORD has chosen Zion; he has desired it for his dwelling place:14 “This is my resting place forever; here I will dwell, for I have desired it.15 I will abundantly bless her provisions; I will satisfy her poor with bread.16 Her priests I will clothe with salvation, and her saints will shout for joy.17 There I will make a horn to sprout for David; I have prepared a lamp for my anointed.18 His enemies I will clothe with shame, but on him his crown will shine.” When Brothers Dwell in Unity A Song of Ascents. Of David. 133 Behold, how good and pleasant it is when brothers dwell in unity!22 It is like the precious oil on the head, running down on the beard, on the beard of Aaron, running down on the collar of his robes!3 It is like the dew of Hermon, which falls on the mountains of Zion! For there the LORD has commanded the blessing, life forevermore. Come, Bless the Lord A Song of Ascents. 134 Come, bless the LORD, all you servants of the LORD, who stand by night in the house of the LORD!2 Lift up your hands to the holy place and bless the LORD! 3 May the LORD bless you from Zion, he who made heaven and earth! Footnotes  132:11 Hebrew of your fruit of the womb  133:1 Or dwell together (ESV) Hosea 11 (Listen) The Lord's Love for Israel 11 When Israel was a child, I loved him, and out of Egypt I called my son.2 The more they were called, the more they went away; they kept sacrificing to the Baals and burning offerings to idols. 3 Yet it was I who taught Ephraim to walk; I took them up by their arms, but they did not know that I healed them.4 I led them with cords of kindness,1 with the bands of love, and I became to them as one who eases the yoke on their jaws, and I bent down to them and fed them. 5 They shall not2 return to the land of Egypt, but Assyria shall be their king, because they have refused to return to me.6 The sword shall rage against their cities, consume the bars of their gates, and devour them because of their own counsels.7 My people are bent on turning away from me, and though they call out to the Most High, he shall not raise them up at all. 8 How can I give you up, O Ephraim? How can I hand you over, O Israel? How can I make you like Admah? How can I treat you like Zeboiim? My heart recoils within me; my compassion grows warm and tender.9 I will not execute my burning anger; I will not again destroy Ephraim; for I am God and not a man, the Holy One in your midst, and I will not come in wrath.3 10 They shall go after the LORD; he will roar like a lion; when he roars, his children shall come trembling from the west;11 they shall come trembling like birds from Egypt, and like doves from the land of Assyria, and I will return them to their homes, declares the LORD.12 4 Ephraim has surrounded me with lies, and the house of Israel with deceit, but Judah still walks with God and is faithful to the Holy One. Footnotes  11:4 Or humaneness; Hebrew man  11:5 Or surely  11:9 Or into the city  11:12 Ch 12:1 in Hebrew (ESV)
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The Ukrainian school boy was beaten, detained and threatened. Victoria and Vitaly hear from the mother of a Ukrainian school boy, beaten up and detained by Russian soldiers; and how she's now trying to get him out the occupied area. The BBC's International Editor Jeremy Bowen brings us the latest on the Kherson offensive; and James, who has stayed in Kherson throughout the occupation, tells us about life in the besieged city and why he feels brave enough to speak out. Today's episode was produced by Arsenii Sokolov, Clare Williamson and Luke Radcliff. The technical director was Michael Regaard. The series producer is Estelle Doyle. The assistant editor is Sam Bonham. The editor is Jonathan Aspinwall. Email Ukrainecast@bbc.co.uk with your questions and comments. You can also send us a message or voice note via WhatsApp, Signal or Telegram to +44 330 1239480.
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Morning: Jeremiah 36–37 Jeremiah 36–37 (Listen) Jehoiakim Burns Jeremiah's Scroll 36 In the fourth year of Jehoiakim the son of Josiah, king of Judah, this word came to Jeremiah from the LORD: 2 “Take a scroll and write on it all the words that I have spoken to you against Israel and Judah and all the nations, from the day I spoke to you, from the days of Josiah until today. 3 It may be that the house of Judah will hear all the disaster that I intend to do to them, so that every one may turn from his evil way, and that I may forgive their iniquity and their sin.” 4 Then Jeremiah called Baruch the son of Neriah, and Baruch wrote on a scroll at the dictation of Jeremiah all the words of the LORD that he had spoken to him. 5 And Jeremiah ordered Baruch, saying, “I am banned from going to the house of the LORD, 6 so you are to go, and on a day of fasting in the hearing of all the people in the LORD's house you shall read the words of the LORD from the scroll that you have written at my dictation. You shall read them also in the hearing of all the men of Judah who come out of their cities. 7 It may be that their plea for mercy will come before the LORD, and that every one will turn from his evil way, for great is the anger and wrath that the LORD has pronounced against this people.” 8 And Baruch the son of Neriah did all that Jeremiah the prophet ordered him about reading from the scroll the words of the LORD in the LORD's house. 9 In the fifth year of Jehoiakim the son of Josiah, king of Judah, in the ninth month, all the people in Jerusalem and all the people who came from the cities of Judah to Jerusalem proclaimed a fast before the LORD. 10 Then, in the hearing of all the people, Baruch read the words of Jeremiah from the scroll, in the house of the LORD, in the chamber of Gemariah the son of Shaphan the secretary, which was in the upper court, at the entry of the New Gate of the LORD's house. 11 When Micaiah the son of Gemariah, son of Shaphan, heard all the words of the LORD from the scroll, 12 he went down to the king's house, into the secretary's chamber, and all the officials were sitting there: Elishama the secretary, Delaiah the son of Shemaiah, Elnathan the son of Achbor, Gemariah the son of Shaphan, Zedekiah the son of Hananiah, and all the officials. 13 And Micaiah told them all the words that he had heard, when Baruch read the scroll in the hearing of the people. 14 Then all the officials sent Jehudi the son of Nethaniah, son of Shelemiah, son of Cushi, to say to Baruch, “Take in your hand the scroll that you read in the hearing of the people, and come.” So Baruch the son of Neriah took the scroll in his hand and came to them. 15 And they said to him, “Sit down and read it.” So Baruch read it to them. 16 When they heard all the words, they turned one to another in fear. And they said to Baruch, “We must report all these words to the king.” 17 Then they asked Baruch, “Tell us, please, how did you write all these words? Was it at his dictation?” 18 Baruch answered them, “He dictated all these words to me, while I wrote them with ink on the scroll.” 19 Then the officials said to Baruch, “Go and hide, you and Jeremiah, and let no one know where you are.” 20 So they went into the court to the king, having put the scroll in the chamber of Elishama the secretary, and they reported all the words to the king. 21 Then the king sent Jehudi to get the scroll, and he took it from the chamber of Elishama the secretary. And Jehudi read it to the king and all the officials who stood beside the king. 22 It was the ninth month, and the king was sitting in the winter house, and there was a fire burning in the fire pot before him. 23 As Jehudi read three or four columns, the king would cut them off with a knife and throw them into the fire in the fire pot, until the entire scroll was consumed in the fire that was in the fire pot. 24 Yet neither the king nor any of his servants who heard all these words was afraid, nor did they tear their garments. 25 Even when Elnathan and Delaiah and Gemariah urged the king not to burn the scroll, he would not listen to them. 26 And the king commanded Jerahmeel the king's son and Seraiah the son of Azriel and Shelemiah the son of Abdeel to seize Baruch the secretary and Jeremiah the prophet, but the LORD hid them. 27 Now after the king had burned the scroll with the words that Baruch wrote at Jeremiah's dictation, the word of the LORD came to Jeremiah: 28 “Take another scroll and write on it all the former words that were in the first scroll, which Jehoiakim the king of Judah has burned. 29 And concerning Jehoiakim king of Judah you shall say, ‘Thus says the LORD, You have burned this scroll, saying, “Why have you written in it that the king of Babylon will certainly come and destroy this land, and will cut off from it man and beast?” 30 Therefore thus says the LORD concerning Jehoiakim king of Judah: He shall have none to sit on the throne of David, and his dead body shall be cast out to the heat by day and the frost by night. 31 And I will punish him and his offspring and his servants for their iniquity. I will bring upon them and upon the inhabitants of Jerusalem and upon the people of Judah all the disaster that I have pronounced against them, but they would not hear.'” 32 Then Jeremiah took another scroll and gave it to Baruch the scribe, the son of Neriah, who wrote on it at the dictation of Jeremiah all the words of the scroll that Jehoiakim king of Judah had burned in the fire. And many similar words were added to them. Jeremiah Warns Zedekiah 37 Zedekiah the son of Josiah, whom Nebuchadnezzar king of Babylon made king in the land of Judah, reigned instead of Coniah the son of Jehoiakim. 2 But neither he nor his servants nor the people of the land listened to the words of the LORD that he spoke through Jeremiah the prophet. 3 King Zedekiah sent Jehucal the son of Shelemiah, and Zephaniah the priest, the son of Maaseiah, to Jeremiah the prophet, saying, “Please pray for us to the LORD our God.” 4 Now Jeremiah was still going in and out among the people, for he had not yet been put in prison. 5 The army of Pharaoh had come out of Egypt. And when the Chaldeans who were besieging Jerusalem heard news about them, they withdrew from Jerusalem. 6 Then the word of the LORD came to Jeremiah the prophet: 7 “Thus says the LORD, God of Israel: Thus shall you say to the king of Judah who sent you to me to inquire of me, ‘Behold, Pharaoh's army that came to help you is about to return to Egypt, to its own land. 8 And the Chaldeans shall come back and fight against this city. They shall capture it and burn it with fire. 9 Thus says the LORD, Do not deceive yourselves, saying, “The Chaldeans will surely go away from us,” for they will not go away. 10 For even if you should defeat the whole army of Chaldeans who are fighting against you, and there remained of them only wounded men, every man in his tent, they would rise up and burn this city with fire.'” Jeremiah Imprisoned 11 Now when the Chaldean army had withdrawn from Jerusalem at the approach of Pharaoh's army, 12 Jeremiah set out from Jerusalem to go to the land of Benjamin to receive his portion there among the people. 13 When he was at the Benjamin Gate, a sentry there named Irijah the son of Shelemiah, son of Hananiah, seized Jeremiah the prophet, saying, “You are deserting to the Chaldeans.” 14 And Jeremiah said, “It is a lie; I am not deserting to the Chaldeans.” But Irijah would not listen to him, and seized Jeremiah and brought him to the officials. 15 And the officials were enraged at Jeremiah, and they beat him and imprisoned him in the house of Jonathan the secretary, for it had been made a prison. 16 When Jeremiah had come to the dungeon cells and remained there many days, 17 King Zedekiah sent for him and received him. The king questioned him secretly in his house and said, “Is there any word from the LORD?” Jeremiah said, “There is.” Then he said, “You shall be delivered into the hand of the king of Babylon.” 18 Jeremiah also said to King Zedekiah, “What wrong have I done to you or your servants or this people, that you have put me in prison? 19 Where are your prophets who prophesied to you, saying, ‘The king of Babylon will not come against you and against this land'? 20 Now hear, please, O my lord the king: let my humble plea come before you and do not send me back to the house of Jonathan the secretary, lest I die there.” 21 So King Zedekiah gave orders, and they committed Jeremiah to the court of the guard. And a loaf of bread was given him daily from the bakers' street, until all the bread of the city was gone. So Jeremiah remained in the court of the guard. (ESV) Evening: Philemon Philemon (Listen) Greeting 1 Paul, a prisoner for Christ Jesus, and Timothy our brother, To Philemon our beloved fellow worker 2 and Apphia our sister and Archippus our fellow soldier, and the church in your house: 3 Grace to you and peace from God our Father and the Lord Jesus Christ. Philemon's Love and Faith 4 I thank my God always when I remember you in my prayers, 5 because I hear of your love and of the faith that you have toward the Lord Jesus and for all the saints, 6 and I pray that the sharing of your faith may become effective for the full knowledge of every good thing that is in us for the sake of Christ.1 7 For I have derived much joy and comfort from your love, my brother, because the hearts of the saints have been refreshed through you. Paul's Plea for Onesimus 8 Accordingly, though I am bold enough in Christ to command you to do what is required, 9 yet for love's sake I prefer to appeal to you—I, Paul, an old man and now a prisoner also for Christ Jesus—10 I appeal to you for my child, Onesimus,2 whose father I became in my imprisonment. 11 (Formerly he was useless to you, but now he is indeed useful to you and to me.) 12 I am sending him back to you, sending my very heart. 13 I would have been glad to keep him with me, in order that he might serve me on your behalf during my imprisonment for the gospel, 14 but I preferred to do nothing without your consent in order that your goodness might not be by compulsion but of your own accord. 15 For this perhaps is why he was parted from you for a while, that you might have him back forever, 16 no longer as a bondservant3 but more than a bondservant, as a beloved brother—especially to me, but how much more to you, both in the flesh and in the Lord. 17 So if you consider me your partner, receive him as you would receive me. 18 If he has wronged you at all, or owes you anything, charge that to my account. 19 I, Paul, write this with my own hand: I will repay it—to say nothing of your owing me even your own self. 20 Yes, brother, I want some benefit from you in the Lord. Refresh my heart in Christ. 21 Confident of your obedience, I write to you, knowing that you will do even more than I say. 22 At the same time, prepare a guest room for me, for I am hoping that through your prayers I will be graciously given to you. Final Greetings 23 Epaphras, my fellow prisoner in Christ Jesus, sends greetings to you, 24 and so do Mark, Aristarchus, Demas, and Luke, my fellow workers. 25 The grace of the Lord Jesus Christ be with your spirit. Footnotes  1:6 Or for Christ's service  1:10 Onesimus means useful (see verse 11) or beneficial (see verse 20)  1:16 For the contextual rendering of the Greek word doulos, see Preface; twice in this verse (ESV)
We'll tell you how the man accused of attacking Paul Pelosi pleaded in state court yesterday, along with new details about the incident. Exit polls suggest Israel's former right-wing leader might have done enough to claim a comeback. North Korea has launched more missile tests, and they're getting closer to South Korea. A right-wing group in Arizona has to keep its distance from voters near ballot boxes, after it was accused of intimidation. Plus, Delta and United pilots are pushing for better pay.To learn more about how CNN protects listener privacy, visit cnn.com/privacy
Banks are being urged to lend a helping hand to families and businesses struggling with rising interest rates. The plea comes from the Reserve Bank as it warns of tough times ahead in the fight against inflation. Falling house prices and rising interest rates will put homeowners under pressure, and increasing numbers may find the size of their loan is more than the value of their property. The unemployment rate is also being called unsustainably low. People may need extra help from their banks, which have been making huge profits. The Reserve Bank says it expects these businesses to help their customers through good times and bad. Reserve Bank Governor Adrian Orr spoke to Corin Dann.
In this episode, we witness a rendition of heart-rending words, as portrayed in Sangam Literary work, Puranaanooru 46, sung to the Chozha King Kulamutrathu Thunjiya Killivalavan by the poet Kovoor Kizhaar. The verse is situated in the category of 'Vanji Thinai' or 'king's prowess in the battlefield' and argues against an atrocious act about to be committed.
Comprehensive coverage of the day's news with a focus on war and peace; social, environmental and economic justice. The man accused of attempting to kidnap House Speaker Nancy Pelosi and beating her husband with a hammer pleads not guilty to state charges Former Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu on the verge of a comeback in Israel Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro doesn't concede he lost to leftist candidate Lula da Silva, but Bolsonaro doesn't claim he won either California rape survivors are now able to track the processing of their rape kits with a new online tool President Biden tears into Republican plans to erode Social Security, Medicare and prescription drug pricing reforms Image: https://www.c-span.org/video/?464684-1/speaker-pelosi-announces-formal-impeachment-inquiry-president-trump The post The man accused of beating Paul Pelosi with a hammer enters not guilty plea; Former Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu on the brink of a comeback; President Biden warns of Republican plans to dismantle Social Security and Medicare appeared first on KPFA.
The search for authentic love is a powerful hunger in humans and, as Stephanie Burt shares, in werewolves. Stephanie Burt is a poet, literary critic, and professor with nine published books, including two critical books on poetry and three poetry collections. Her essay collection Close Calls with Nonsense was a finalist for the National Book Critics Circle Award. Her other works include We Are Mermaids; Advice from the Lights; The Poem Is You: 60 Contemporary American Poems and How to Read Them; and The Art of the Sonnet. Her writing has appeared in the New York Times Book Review, the London Review of Books, the Times Literary Supplement, The Believer, and the Boston Review.Find the transcript for this show at onbeing.org.We're pleased to offer Stephanie Burt's poem, and invite you to connect with Poetry Unbound throughout this season.Pre-order the forthcoming book Poetry Unbound: 50 Poems to Open Your World and join us in our new conversational space on Substack.
This is a call to use mindfulness as we vote this election cycle. There are ideas for healing our great division in the U.S. This is also a plea to treat others with kindness, love, and respect. If you're interested in finding common ground, and you'd like to have an open and honest discussion or you believe I am missing some information which you have access to, feel free to reach out. Email me at email@example.comMuch Love.
Steve Swartz, "A Plea to Roman Catholic God-Seekers on Reformation Sunday" (Selected Scriptures) from the Various 2022 series. More sermons available online at www.steadfastinthefaith.org.
Bloomberg News Big Tech Team Leader Sarah Frier reports on Meta shares plummeting on Thursday as Chief Executive Officer Mark Zuckerberg's plea for ‘patience' from investors falls flat. Dr. Tamar Mendelson, Director for the Center for Adolescent Health at the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, talks about seeing an increase in mental health problems for children and adolescents. Andy Marsh, CEO of Plug Power, discusses the company's green hydrogen ecosystem strategy and build out. And we Drive to the Close with Brian Frank, Portfolio Manager at Frank Capital Partners. Hosts: Carol Massar and Tim Stenovec. Producer: Paul Brennan. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
10.25.2022 #RolandMartinUnfiltered: Miss. Capitol Police Shootings, Voter Suppression Guilty Plea, Swainsboro, GA Election Town Hall We're broadcasting LIVE from Swainsboro, Georgia! The family of a Mississippi man shot and killed by State Capitol Police have been waiting for weeks to get answers why he was shot in his car during a reported traffic stop. Jaylen Lewis' shooting is the fifth officer-involved shooting by this police force created by Gov. Tate Reeves, building a larger law enforcement presence in the predominately black capital city of Jackson. A Russian court rejects WNBA star Brittney Griner's appeal, upholding her nine-year prison sentence. And two white right-wing political operatives plead to a telecommunications fraud charge. They targeted predominantly black neighborhoods with robocalls, falsely claiming voter information included on mail-in ballots could be used by law enforcement and debt collectors. RolandMartinUnfiltered and #BlackStarNetwork via the Cash App ☛ https://cash.app/$rmunfiltered PayPal ☛ https://www.paypal.me/rmartinunfiltered Venmo ☛https://venmo.com/rmunfiltered Zelle ☛ firstname.lastname@example.org Annual or monthly recurring #BringTheFunk Fan Club membership via paypal ☛ https://rolandsmartin.com/rmu-paypal/ Download the #BlackStarNetwork app on iOS, AppleTV, Android, Android TV, Roku, FireTV, SamsungTV and XBox
Prince Andrew was hoping that his daughters would be able to pull on some heartstrings that he wasn't able to find when talking with his brother Charles, the future king. Unfortunately for Andrew, it didn't work out as he envisioned.(commercial at 7:41)to contact me:email@example.com:https://www.express.co.uk/news/royal/1661788/prince-andrew-royal-comeback-prince-charles-beatrice-eugenie
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In this episode of Real Talk, KJK Student Defense Attorneys Susan Stone and Kristina Supler are joined by Danielle Citron, author, privacy expert, and a law professor at the University of Virginia School of Law. They discuss digital privacy and the internet. The conversation includes the little-known ways your data is being collected and sold, how your data can potentially be weaponized against you, the sad reality of how the law works against victims of digital privacy violations and how to become a better digital citizen. Links: Website: https://www.daniellecitron.com Show Notes: (00:28) How the internet has made life a lot more convenient these days (00:52) Why the internet is also a dangerous place for students (03:13) What is the concept of intimate privacy on the internet? (03:50) Why your personal data is not actually, “safe,” and is actually being tracked and sold to marketers (05:16) Why even the Department of Defense advises its enlistees from using 23 and me or similar services (05:54) How your DNA is legally being sold and exploited by ancestry composition services, even outside of the United States (08:30) Don't take nude photos or sex videos if you don't want to be vulnerable (09:15) Why you may be charged with child pornography even if you take your own nudes or send them consensually. (10:15) What consenting adults need to know before sharing their nudes with others (11:03) The harsh reality of what happens when you report your vulnerable photos being misused to the authorities (12:24) Why women and minorities are more vulnerable to being exploited online (13:38) Can data on your period tracking apps be used against women since the criminalization of abortion in some states? (15:56) How our phones can essentially be weaponized against us by law enforcement, thanks to advertisers, marketers, data brokers. (17:03) How even your location and Google search history can create a domino effect of circumstantial evidence (18:39) Will the purpose of your search history be considered should it be used against you in a criminal case? (20:22) Hate speech online: Are the First Amendment rights in favor of the violators in the non-private sector? (22:00) How intimate privacy violations are handled in the private sector: working with Atty. General Kamala Harris on building the cyber exploitation task force. (25:22) Dealing with intimate privacy violations: Why your photo may legally be allowed to stay online because of section 230 of the Communications Decency Act (26:55) How Section 230 has been drastically misconstrued especially in social media violations (28:07) Why Reddits and sub-reddits are the new breeding ground of non-consensual intimate imagery (28:32) How the law is further victimizing victims of digital privacy violations (30:06) Why it is crucial to change the law that protects the solicitors of intimate privacy violations instead of the victims (32:10) How to be a better digital citizen: For you and for other people (33:40) Why speaking up is necessary to put a stop to digital privacy violations Transcript: Susan Stone: So this is the second in a two-part series. Is there a series? If there's only two? Kristina Supler: I think we've just made it one. Susan Stone: Okay. On digital privacy and the internet. , I think we can all agree that the internet brings with us a lot of ease to our life. I know that today I ran out of toothpaste and went right on my Amazon and clicked, Didn't have to run out. There you go. But it can also be a scary place Kristina Supler: In our practice representing students in, in various contexts we're dealing and wrestling with digital evidence every day and in a variety of different contexts. We handle cases involving sexting, cancel culture, and different iterations of that, and it's, it's amazing to see. I'm still amazed, Susan, I don't know if you feel the same way, what our, our clients and their peers say and do and put on the internet. Susan Stone: Well, it's not just that. It's that I still have a lot of trouble with the fact that the whole etiquette of our society has changed with the internet and with cell phones. I still think it's incredibly rude to look at your cell phone at the dinner table. And I will often say to my adult children and my high school age children, put it down. Well, talk to me. I'm right here. Kristina Supler: Absolutely. I agree. Well, today we are thrilled to be joined by the esteemed Danielle Citron, who's a law professor at the University of Virginia School of Law. where she teaches and writes about privacy, free expression and civil rights. For the past decade, she's worked as a civil rights advocate and has worked with lawmakers, law enforcement officers, and various tech companies to combat online abuse and to protect intimate privacy. She's been directly involved in some reform effort. Surrounding the regulation of various online platforms. Since 2011, Danielle has been a member of Safety Task Forces for Facebook and Twitter, and she also serves as an advisor for. Dating apps like Bumble and Streaming Services and TikTok, so be interested to hear more about that. She's written countless articles published across the G Globe and her most recent book, which just came out is titled The Fight for Privacy, Protecting Dignity, Identity, and Love in The Digital Age. Danielle, thanks for joining us. Danielle Citron: We're really excited. Thanks so much for having me. Awesome. Susan Stone: Well, d Danielle, you study how most of our private data is collected and stored. Can you talk to our listeners about intimate privacy. What it is, and how does it impact our daily life? Danielle Citron: So the concept of intimate privacy is all the ways that we others have access to and information about our bodies, our health, our innermost thoughts that we, we essentially convey all day long. Our browsing, our reading, our searching our, of course texting and emailing our information and access to, uh, our sexual activities our sex, our sexual orientation, our gender, and our closest relationships. And all day long, every day we go about our lives sharing and provid access to our intimate privacy Kind of expecting hoping, and of course, deserving intimate privacy. And I wish I could say that we have it, but unfortunately we often don't. So when we go to a hotel room or a public bath bathroom, we sort of assume that no one is taping us there when we, take a nude photo of ourselves or share really intimate thoughts with a loved one via text. We assume that they are gonna keep that confidential. And when companies ferry that information and store that information, we assume, right? They're gonna protect it from hacking. And when we use apps, we search, we check out our health, a digital assistance, like our health apps, our Fitbit. We share information about our health conditions, whether we've gotten our period, whether you. We have visited adult sites. The videos that we watch, all that information, we of course want, expect and hope, privacy, that we enjoy privacy. What we don't think, and we don't realize is that all that information is being tracked, sold to advertisers as and marketers and then to data brokers. Susan Stone: You know what's so interesting? I did the 23andme. and I am, oh boy. Oh boy, . Well, Danielle Citron: there Susan Stone: was nothing, surprisingly, I am mostly an Ashkenazi jew. That should be no surprise to anybody and a part Neanderthal. But what I was shocked with is the emails that have flowed in as a result Kristina Supler: of me. You just been inundated by junk, or you name it. Susan Stone: It's bizarre. I mean, now I guess the government knows all my genetic information. Wow. Danielle Citron: Right, So, So I'm a little worried, right? The Department of of Defense tells all of its Enlistees and all of its officers that they shouldn't use 23 and me. Because that information Wow is gonna be shared outside, you know, the United States and potentially with governments that could use it to extort and blackmail. Uh, they're enlistees. So tell us like, if the DO OD is telling them not to do it, why are you doing it? Kristina Supler: Where did Susan's information go? Susan Stone: Yeah, tell me and what are they gonna do with the fact? Tell me that I'm an Ashkenazi Jew. I mean, I don't know. Well, Kristina Supler: is it in, Danielle Citron: you're, you're a DNA isn't just relevant to you. It's relevant to everyone who shares some of that material. And so that makes your identity and the identity of people in your family and those you care about, then visible, detectable to others. And that's not just including, of course, marketers and advertisers, which I don't want that happening either. But it's still, it's happening. It's, these information is not covered and protected by hipaa. But because it's eligible to be sold and exploited, it's eligible to be sold and exploited to data brokers who are selling it to non USA Susan Stone: uS governments. Danielle, my husband wouldn't participate because he said he didn't want anyone knowing about his dna. And I told him he was crazy. So David, sounds like you're Kristina Supler: the, You could, That's Danielle Citron: pot-kettle, right? And it's not like I'm wearing its tin hat. Right friends. I'm not. No, I agree. All these ways that I gotta say I love my Spotify app . There are all these ways in which I love these tools too. So I'm, I'm not suggesting that we throw them in the sea. Our phones, right, our apps. But what I am saying is that there's so little protection that 23 and me might think, Gosh, that's health. Of course they're protecting my dna and the answer is absolutely not. HIPAA does not apply, nor does the, genetic, uh, non-discrimination information Act only applies to employers. So it's honestly, I wanna, I, you know, I wanna allow us some room to say some things don't do. But also to call for structural reforms cuz there's only so much I want you to have to get rid of . I want us to use these tools, but I want us to use them in ways that are with commitments of protection. Sure. Kristina Supler: Mm-hmm. . So I'd like to circle back. You had mentioned nude photos and Yeah. Again, that's something Susan, I mean we, Susan Stone: we've all the time, Kristina Supler: many, many cases involving nude photos and you speak in your book uh, about how nude photos, extortion, revenge porn. It, it's something that is, is on the rise in terms of abuse. When we talk about nude photos, I think sometimes society as a whole might be quick to say. People might judge and say, Well, if you don't want people to see 'em, Don't take 'em otherwise, you, you incur the risk. What's your response to that type of thinking? Susan Stone: And might I add, I know we give advice all the time to parents to tell, say to their kids, This is a hard no. I know you just spoke about you don't wanna put too many fences up or guardrails. You want people to enjoy some of the benefits of the internet. But this is an area I know we feel strongly, especially with minors. No nude photos first. Danielle Citron: Yeah. Yeah. Kristina Supler: What's the response? Danielle Citron: Yeah, I've got two. The first is that to the response that if you don't wanna be vulnerable, don't take the photos. It belies the reality that sex videos can be made about you without your involvement. Kristina Supler: The deep fakes. Danielle Citron: Not only Right, right, right. Not only the non-consensual sort of, um, videotaping in your bedroom that you don't know about, haven't permitted, but fakery. Mm-hmm. . So women's and girls' faces are swapped into porn at. There are now like 60,000 videos, deep fake sex videos, digitally manipulated videos online. And guess what? 95% of them are deep fake sex videos and over 98% of them are women and girls' faces. It's terrifying. You would. Terrifying. So the idea that like you shouldn't have done it, the answer is, well, you didn't. Okay, That's the first. The second is heated agreement about anyone under 18. Right. If you're on 18, it's understood as child exploitation material. Yes. So even if you create it yourself, even if you consensually share it with someone your own age, you know, like share it with another 15 year old with whom you're in a relationship with, the answer is for both of you, it's child sexual exploitation material, even though which is violates federal and state law, even though the whole point of these rules are. Predation, right? Child predators, but they're very formalistic, these roles. And it's like you make it, you share it. And even if you're in a consensual relationship, you're 16, you've got another, you know, you have a partner who's 16, don't do it. So I would say I'm totally at, agree with me. Whenever I give calls, I mean, talks to folks who were under 18. I say, Don't do it. You're not allowed. State and federal law says it's child pornography. Too much risk. Um, It. Right. And I do also say to young people who are over 18, and I have some of them in my own house two 20 year olds in that age range, age range. I say there's nothing wrong with sexual expression at all. Like what was important to my spouse and I making mixed tapes and writing love letters is like, it has a different valence. You do it differently in the 21st century. Right. But I do say makes you trust the person. Because of course it could be fakey, but crucially, you gotta be sure you're sharing in a confidential relationship. It doesn't guarantee anything. But I don't wanna be that person who says you can't do it when you're 25. But I do say be careful with whom one shares because trust is everything. Susan Stone: Well, and I'd like to add, a lot of people aren't aware that it's the one who takes the picture that owns the copyright of the picture. So you might think it's give it back to, it's me, it's my photo. But the law says otherwise. Danielle Citron: Right. And, and that we have to look to copyright to help us, protect us is unfortunate cuz it's not about property and, you know, and, and creativity and making money off of the photo. This is about privacy. That's right. And it's about, you know, my image doesn't belong to you and shouldn't be appropriated even if you took it and. I wish I could say was law was more responsive. When people non consensually share nude images of you without your permission, assuming you're over 18 law enforcement, often you go report it and they say, Sorry, close your computer. Boys will be boys. It's your, it's your fault. Yeah, they don't do anything. They see a lot of that. And then it's really hard to get lawyers who are willing to represent you low bono or pro bono. Mm-hmm. . Cause we gotta make a living somehow, attorneys. Right. And you can't go to a. There's no deep pocket, can't go to the platforms, right? And when you wanna sue a, a perpetrator, they probably have very little money. So it, it's becomes like a way in which the response to victim is, Well, go sue your perpetrator, or go put them in jail. And the answer is, you can do almost neither as a practical matter. So we need to kind of rethink how we protect intimate privacy in the digital age. Susan Stone: In your opinion, what groups of people are the most vulnerable when it comes to intimate privacy, collecting, mining, and selling. Danielle Citron: Okay, so, so first things first. It's not my opinion, and these are just add to evidence, right? We have studies that show when it comes to the non-consensual sharing of intimate images. This is across the globe that women in their twenties are most vulnerable. Okay? So that's first things first. The second is that we also know that when it comes to the exp, you know, the collection use and sharing of our. So that's the everyday companies, right? Collecting, using, and sharing our data, that it's gonna be more costly and is more costly for women, non-whites, LGBTQ individuals, people from vulnerable communities because it's their bodies, right? That are stigmatized, right? So when you, a nude photo is posted online of a woman versus a man, the response to the man is like, Go get him. You know, good for you guy. And for the woman, it costs her her job. It makes it impossible to date. She sort of disappears. So we know that the exploitation of intimate information, the information about your bodies, your health, your sexual activities, your close relationships, that's gonna be more costly to women and vulnerable people. Kristina Supler: You mentioned that law enforcement in the United States. They have some of the biggest intimate privacy consumers. You talk about this in your book, How pertinent is it that now, especially since the overturning of Roe versus Wade in June what can you tell us about how data collection can be weaponized against women? Danielle Citron: Uh, so what do they say? We, we were holding all of our breath, right, before the leak. Mm-hmm. of the Dobbs decision. And now that we have the Dobbs decision we know of course that now there are over 14 states that have criminalized abortion, some at the start, and then others, like within a certain band. And all of that infor, that is the information that is collected on our period tracking apps, our search engine. Our location data collected by apps that are then shared all of this with data brokers, tell a story about where we've gone. Have we seen a health provider? Do we cross state lines and go visit a, you know, a Planned Parenthood where in a state where abortion is legal, have we gone to CVS and purchased menstrual pads? Right? Did we tell our period tracking app that we didn't get our period and then we got it Again? All of that is circumstantial. For a prosecutor that we terminated a pregnancy or potentially so, so I, I, Susan Stone: This sounds so big brother, Orwellian. Are you trying to say that you think there's gonna be a tracker on young women in their ages of like 15, 16 to 30? I mean, it just seems outrageous. I mean, I, I can't imagine that an individual woman thinking about going about their business, regardless of whether they're gonna have an abortion, but I'm just talking in general. Are you saying there's like a, some sort of geo tracker or that the government is watching every young woman? Danielle Citron: Yes. Right now, Look at your phone. Do you, If you bring your phone with me, like you have your phone, right? Mm-hmm. , you've got apps on your phone. If a young woman, girl, woman brings a phone with her to a clinic, her, her phone tells the story of where she's been. There are 40 data brokers whose focus is location that as they track everywhere you go. And those data brokers right now, so I'm not kidding when I say right now data brokers have contracts with law enforcement, the state, local, and federal level. Those location data brokers right now are selling that information. Kristina Supler: That is just wild. That's. Danielle Citron: Wow, that makes sense. So I don't, I'm not suggesting that like law enforcement has placed a, this will sound very tin hatty. I'm not suggesting that there's a chip on you, but your phone. and we love our phones of course, and the Supreme Court is recognized in Riley that like our phone is an extension of our souls, right? Mm-hmm. , it knows more about us than our diaries did in our homes. This is this Rob Justice Roberts speaking about a Fourth Amendment decision with regard to our cell phones and needing a warrant to get into our cell phone. Well, our phone is leaking data all day long about us to advertisers, marketers, and in turn to data brokers. So, So Kristina Supler: enforcement. Sorry to interrupt, I'm just, I. Fascinating. Susan Stone: I'm like 'Mic Drop!' Kristina Supler: Well, and, and we do criminal defense work. And so without getting too deep into the Fourth Amendment and probable cause and warrants and all that, I'm just curious because I, I, I did not know this. I've learned, uh, some really, really valuable information. Once law enforcement purchases this data, like what do they do with it? Just put it in a database that they cruise through Susan Stone: or, or do they, They send it to a prosecutor to take it to a grand jury. Danielle Citron: Yeah, and they can use it. I mean, what I think I'm most worried about is the use of the purchase data to to tell a story in a search warrant. That you then go and get, you know, then a so found probable cause and issued by a judge, and then you use that search warrant to go get the person's communications. Mm-hmm. , right? That their text messages and emails, and we did see that in the Nebraska case, right? Where there was evidence that was used as the basis of a search warrant that then they got text between a mom and a daughter. Their, their Facebook text messages to each other, in which they were talking about getting sort of abortion medicine. So I do worry that information about our location can be used as the circumstantial evidence and basis for a search warrant that then is used to get the communications that we think, gosh, that's the most protected right, are electronic communications. Not only in real time, but then subsequently in storage that you least need, you know, a warrant for. That what makes it easy to get then a warrant is all that circumstantial evidence that's being sold to data brokers. And in terms to Kristina Supler: law enforcement, I mean, you wanna tell the, the story of your day. I mean, for me it's, it's, it's, look at my Google search history. What did I do all day? Susan Stone: Well, you know, normally I would say, Kristina, there's nothing juicy on there. But the fact is we represent students involved in sexual assault cases and sometimes we Google things that for professional reasons that how do people know that when we Google consent in different states that it's for our work and not personal. Danielle Citron: Beautifully said. No, no, no. That is, That's so well said. All this is so taken out of context. Mm-hmm. that our searches, you know, we Think they do tell a story of exactly what we're thinking. But as you noted, so well, you're thinking about a case you're working on. Let's say you searched for, you're representing a ter, someone accused of, of a crime related to terrorism. You know, you could, in your practice, why not? Absolutely. And you Right, of course, Right. You're searching bomb making instructions, you know, because it's part of the work that you're doing of the client, right? But we're gonna attribute it to you. Right? So I think you, it's a really wonderfully wonderful example to show how, people often say we have nothing to hide. As my colleague Dan Solov has written a whole book, Nothing to Hide, It's nonsense. We have all have something to hide, and B, it's all taken outta context. So you know what you're searching tells the story of your clients. It tells the story of. Own life and privacy is ours. We shouldn't be have to be having anything to do with hiding. Well, you know what? Or having it framed that way. Right. Susan Stone: Danielle, you just, actually, I was gonna ask you the question and you answered it. Why should people care? So I'm gonna go to the next thought. Going off of what we've been talking about, big social media companies like Twitter and Facebook and getting people banned off of those platforms. Let's just talk. Andrew Tate, Kanye West. I know when I heard what Kanye did, it was really upsetting to me. Yeah. And I know that there are mental health issues and battles that he's having, but still the impact on the listener not to sound like a teen. I was triggered. I, I, it was really difficult. How do you balance First Amendment rights with and free speech with saying to these platform? Y you gotta cut it out. You can't, You gotta do a better job monitoring speech and cut it at the path, Kristina Supler: or just protecting intimate privacy. Danielle Citron: Yeah, so what's really, I think, gratifying in my work with companies is that they're not First Amendment actors. They're private companies. They curate their communities. Their community guidelines sort of express their values and priorities. And of course we know their data surveillance hubs, , right? How do they make their monies advertising? But at the same time, they're hosting communities and because they're not the government, they can prohibit and ban hate speech. Right. Defined a speech that demeans, that dehumanize, that's incites violence against, uh, members of a group because of their membership right. In that group. And that is subordinating and dehumanizing. And so that is the, I think, gratifying part of my job is that because I'm not advising the government constrained by the First Amendment. I can say to companies, You know what, Hate speech creates an environment in which there's permission to discriminate against attack, abused torment, physically attack individuals, right? Hate speech, we know leads to murder. And so I, I. You know, you asked about the First Amendment and its role in toggling through and dealing with all types of speech. And the first example was hate speech and, Kanye's remarks about, you know, Jewish individuals. And then the question about intimate privacy. And I've been lucky to work with companies that wanna tackle intimate privacy violations. and in part because when she was the attorney general Kamala Harris, Enlisted me to advise her for privacy on privacy for two years, and then to work together on her, what she called the cyber exploitation task force. And we brought together 50 companies in a basement room. in, in the AG's office. Right. And in California, in San Francisco. And this is 2015, February, 2015 before Google and Bing their view is we don't touch speech on our search engines. And many of these companies were like, Sorry, we're not gonna band on consensual pornography. And after we broke into working groups and, public pressure came to bear. And essentially, so in June of 2015, Google and Bing announced that they're gonna dein index. Non-consensual, intimate images and searches of people's names, and that's so much what victims wanted. And companies like, as Twitter, YouTube Facebook you know, you name it, sort of Reddit jumps on the bandwagon and says, Yeah, we're banning it as well. So, intimate privacy violations. Uh, you can tackle them under the First Amendment that as we have at the Cyber Civil Rights Initiative, we worked with state lawmakers across the country and there are now 48 laws DC and two territories that criminalize the practice, Unfortunately, as misdemeanors, but their laws on the books. And in five states that have gotten to the state's highest court, all five laws were upheld. They ran them through the crucible of strict scrutiny and the court said, These are constitutional laws, right? They're narrow, they get at a compell. Interest in protecting from harm Individuals who nude photos have been posted without consent. It's the least restrictive means available so we can tackle it even under the first amendment right, intimate privacy violations, we can regulate. Just following up, hope I answered that. They're both two good questions and I wanna make sure I answered both of them. You did great job Kristina Supler: and, and I'd like to follow up even more so. So in our practice we are, it, it is not uncommon for us to meet with students and parents whose lives have been just decimated because various content has made its way to the internet. Susan Stone: I mean, cancel culture is kids, uh, throw up the word, This kid is a racist. This kid is a rapist. And immediately when other students read it, they believe it. They don't consider, Well, what's the source? Who's saying it? If you read it, ergo,. It must be true. Kristina Supler: One of the most difficult conversations we have with these students and parents, people's whose lives have been turned upside down, they say, Make it stop. Make it stop. And someone's, someone must be held responsible. This can't go on and on. And we have to unfortunately explain that there's, there's laws and protections and immunity for these, these platforms and it's, it's really difficult for these families. Can you tell us, in your book you write about section 230 of the Communications Decency Act. Tell us a little bit about the immunity for some of these platforms based on the content, because I know this issue of content on the internet, we wrestle with it every day. And, and in particular, I'd like to add, can you frame it in a way that parents can get a nugget of what they can do if their child's being canceled online? Danielle Citron: Okay, so, so first things first, just to kind of emphasize the point that when information is posted online is my, um, I, I interviewed 60 people for my book from around the world, and what resonated for every story for story, right, the posting of nude photos without permission was that like, it was like an incurable disease that no matter when you Googled yourself, there probably would be more nude photos posted about you. Mm-hmm. , that it was impossible to get that content taken down. And you might say, Okay, how is that possible? And this goes to our question about Section 230. There's a federal law passed by Congress in 1996 which at the time was designed to encourage, they called them Interactive Computer Services, but you know, online providers from cleaning up the. Right. So the deal that these two congressmen struck, then Congressmen Ron Whited and Congressman Chris Cox, was that they said, Listen, we're gonna provide a legal shield and immunity from being sued. We're not gonna treat you like you've been publishing or speaking content that somebody else posts. We're gonna let you leave up or take down information. And they framed it as thinking about companies as good Samaritans who'd be filtering and blocking offensive content, Danielle, to the statute. Susan Stone: That is not how I view Section 230 to today. Danielle Citron: Today, Of course. Yeah. No, no. Let me explain. So that's the explain, you know, that's how Chris Cox and Rod whiten like frame the statute. Whoa. Right. Second mic drop . And how it's been interpreted there. Two provisions and, and, and probably in your world, you're focusing on the leave up provision. It's been interpreted really broadly to mean that if you leave up information that's illegal, you're free from liability. Even if you've encouraged it, even if you've solicited it, even if you know for sure and you keep it up despite the fact that people have given you proof that it's untrue, it's, it's not what you want. Non-consensual, intimate imagery, no matter. These sites enjoy immunity from responsibility. So that means that when you go to TikTok and there is a, a video created by someone that repost, let's say non-consensual intimate imagery or that repeats lies about someone that are untrue, that ruin their reputation, that the company can. Well, they, they'll accept complaints about it, but they don't have to take it down, and you can't sue them to take it down because of section 230. Now, TikTok has a very comprehensive community guidelines, and I'm working on those guidelines. Right. But let's say we're not talking about a TikTok. We're talking about four chan. We're talking about a sub-reddit. Right, and Susan Stone: which is getting more popular. The sub-reddit. Danielle Citron: That's right. Re the subreddits are on fire with non-consensual intimate imagery and lots of abuse and the company just ignores complaints. Right. At least I've reported myself non, and I'm literally have nothing to do with the people in the photos. It's so clear from the photos. These subreddits are totally devoted to non-consensual intimate imagery. And they don't care. And they just say, Sorry, you, we haven't violated the, you haven't violated the community guidelines and therefore we're gonna keep it up. So that's what, you know, you ask like, how is it that content that destroys people's lives can remain online and that individuals have no recourse. And the answer is that the party in the best position to minimize the damage to make it stop. Not to prevent what's harm, the harm that's happened, but to make the harm stop from continuing. Those parties have been understood very broadly to be immune from responsibility. And so the platform can get request letter. Plea after plea and ignore those pleas to take down content, even though that content is destroying the life of a minor, even though that content is invading intimate privacy and cruel and horrific ways, they can just ignore it. Uh, and there are sites whose whole purpose, so there are 9,500 sites whose per purpose is abuse. That is, they focus on intimate image violations like they're called hidden cam, hidden camera. They're not that like sophisticated Mr. Deep fakes. Those sites, even though they've solicited users. To encourage them to post intimate images that they is not, that's not consensually posted. Even though they have received complaints from victims. Please take it down. Um, this is destroying my life. They can ignore it and enjoy immunity from responsibility. So I hope that helps illustrate just how broad this immunity is, right? Even sites whose business model is illegality, intimate privacy violations there, get off scott free. . Kristina Supler: That's wild. What can we do short of lobbying to change the law? Danielle Citron: We gotta change the law. . Okay. Join me in the fight, right? Absolutely. With folks on the hill, right? Both Democrats and Republicans Senate in house on proposals, uh, in my pitch and, and. I've been somewhat successful but not as successful as I had hoped is to exclude from the immunity provision. Ban Samaritans. Sites that encourage solicitor keep up intimate privacy violations, they shouldn't enjoy the, should not enjoy the immunity and that otherwise for the everyday, companies that are trying but at scale, it's hard that they should have duties of care to address intimate privacy violations and other content that amounts to cyber stalking. Do you know, and the Congress Susan Stone: I want to ask a question because a lot of these kids, when they call someone out for what they perceive as a bad act, They don't see themselves as bad Samaritans. In fact, they think it's their duty if they hear something to let the world know. And so it seems like there's a, a shift in culture as to what information should be spread. I mean, I know that I was raised with the concept of if you don't have anything nice to say, don't say it. And if you don't know for sure really don't say it. But that's not the culture today. Don't you think we need to do a cultural shift on fact checking, be more skeptical? I mean, I think that's, It's hard at the Kristina Supler: root because on the one hand we've had to work for so many years. Danielle Citron: That's right. Kristina Supler: To encourage students and individuals of all ages to speak up and speak out about injustices. But yet now we've had this big shift and it's, you know, you have to ask, has the pendulum swung too far in terms of people speaking up and speaking out about what they perceive to be injustice? Susan Stone: That's a really nice context. How did we get here? And we got here because everyone was so silenced. Good point . Danielle Citron: Yep. No, that's right. And I think the first thing, and I, and I imagine you're doing this in your work all the time and in your practice, is talking to parents about teaching their kids about how not only they should protect themselves, but crucially protect other people. And think about privacy for me as privacy for they. That is, we're all in this together and we've gotta think about how to be better digital citizens and think, as you said, really. Before. Kristina Supler: Oh, I like that. How to be a better digital citizen. Susan Stone: I like that. Love that. I, We're gonna steal that line cause we, we might have to, of course. Did you copyright that one if not one. I, Danielle Citron: I have an article called Intermediaries and Hate Speech Fostering Digital Citizenship for Information Age. And it came out in the LAR review in, in 2011. And it was about how we teach our kids and how intermediaries mean platforms can be a part of the conversation about hate speech and, and what that means. Check that out. That's a great article. Citizen. Yeah, so it's a BU law review. It was like July, 2011. No, feel free, we all should talk about digital citizenship, however you wanna conceive of it but, I've conceived of it is how we think about our own ourselves and our duties to other people. And how we wanna make sure everyone can get the most out of online, you know, life that's networked. There's no other place, cyberspace. It's in us, all of us all the time. And that we have to think about ways to make it a place where we can, a thrive. And sometimes that means being really careful about what we share. And sometimes it does mean speaking out because for far too long, This is the lesson of the Me Too movement is that, there has been silence around sexual assault, and sadly, who gets hit and burn burns are the victims. You saw that in the Johnny Depp, Amber Hearst defamation trial, that it's still, to this day, misogyny is alive and well and living and breathing and instilled by its victims. Right? So it also, of course, if you're falsely accused of, so. It absolutely is earth shattering. So I think what is great is that cuz you're in touch with parents and students is to teach them about their responsibilities as digital citizens. Not their entitlements, but their responsibilities. Susan Stone: I, We have to end on that note, even though I wanna talk to you about more things. There is, that is so poignant.. And so helpful, and I can't thank you enough. And I feel like the three of us have more collaboration in our future. I see some synergies in what we do, so thank you. Danielle Citron: Oh gosh. Thank you, Kristina Supler: Danielle. Thank you so much for joining us today. And for our listeners, check out her recent book, The Fight for Privacy, Protecting Dignity, Identity, and Love in the Digital Age.
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Longtime listeners of The Wedding Biz will definitely recognize today's special guest, as she has been on the podcast several times before! Christina Matteucci is the executive director of David Beahm Experiences, and in today's conversation, she and Andy talk about the generational gap in the event industry. She offers potential solutions not only to bridge that gap but also to thrive even more in our careers. Christina reflects on an article she wrote for Special Events titled “X Marks the Spot: A Forgotten Generation's Plea to the Hospitality Industry,” an article about the generational gap in our industry. She passionately argues that the generational gap is problematic within the events industry and that bridging that gap and having more generational blending can do nothing but benefit an office environment and our careers. She offers several examples of how generations can lean into their differences and learn from each other which, again, will only benefit the company and the industry overall. It was an incredible time for Andy to discuss this topic with Christina, and he encourages you to check out the article that she discusses in this conversation. Christina always has such great wisdom to share, and he really appreciates her time. If you enjoyed his conversation with Christina and/or found it helpful, then Andy would love it if you were to share this episode with a few people you know who might also enjoy it and would also appreciate it if you were to subscribe to the podcast if you aren't already so that you never miss a new episode! Be sure also to leave a top review wherever you listen because that really helps out the show and helps people find it! Have you heard about Stop and Smell the Roses with Preston Bailey on The Wedding Biz Network? Listen as Preston shares the secrets, tools, and technologies behind his extraordinary ability to create a theatrical environment out of any space. Also, don't forget about Sean Low's podcast The Business of Being Creative, where Sean discusses the power of being niched, pricing strategies, metrics of success, and so much more. You can find both shows on The Wedding Biz Network. SUPPORTING THE WEDDING BIZ Become a patron and support Andy and the show! If you are so inspired, contribute! Time Stamps [0:38] – Andy announces that returning guest Christina Matteucci is today's guest. [2:00] – Christina explains what compelled her to write an article about the generational gap. [5:30] – Christina argues that generational blending is beneficial to a work environment. [7:08] – Hear an example of how generations group together. [9:19] – Different generations should lean into differences rather than commonalities. [12:18] – Christina gives an example of how experience helped some people overcome COVID. [14:20] – What are some specific ways that we can bridge this generational divide? [17:24] – Andy gives examples of guests on the podcast of different generations. [19:38] – Hiring younger people is absolutely an investment. [21:48] – Christina reveals where you can find her article. [22:08] – Christina is very proud of the industry right now! [24:58] – Where can we get ahold of Christina? [25:46] – Andy gives us more of Christina's contact information. RESOURCES Christina's Previous Guest Spots on The Wedding Biz“X Marks the Spot: A Forgotten Generation's Plea to the Hospitality Industry” Find Christina: David Beahm Experiences - Website Christina's Instagram PageTeucci Mama - WebsiteChristina's LinkedIn Profile Follow The Wedding Biz on Social: The Wedding Biz The Wedding Biz on Instagram: @theweddingbiz The Wedding Biz on Facebook: @theweddingbiz The Wedding Biz Network The Music Makers Support The Wedding Biz by clicking here. Title Sponsor: This episode is sponsored by Kushner Entertainment.
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