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Do you ever question the role your ego plays in your life? In this episode, hosts Kevin Palmieri and Alan Lazaros talk about the intricacies of ego and its role in our personal and relational development. They discuss the power of accepting and facing the harsh truth to overcome insecurities. When we outgrow our insecurities, we eliminate the need to defend our ego, allowing us to see the world and ourselves in a new light. Understanding our ego is a journey, not a destination. It is understanding how our ego operates and influences our thoughts, feelings, and actions.Links mentioned:Next Level Monthly Meetup: https://www.nextleveluniverse.com/monthly-meetups/ Next Level Podcast Solutions: https://www.nextleveluniverse.com/next-level-podcast-solutions/ _____________________Website
Two new laws have gone into effect in 2023 that require many employers to change their approaches to pregnant and nursing workers. The Pregnant Workers Fairness Act (PWFA) went into effect in June and requires covered employers to provide reasonable accommodations to a worker's known limitations related to pregnancy, childbirth, or related medical conditions, unless the accommodation will cause the employer an “undue hardship.” The Providing Urgent Protections for Nursing Mothers Act (PUMP Act) went into effect in April and states that most employees have the right to take reasonable break time to express breast milk for their nursing child. Covered employees must be provided with “a place, other than a bathroom, that is shielded from view and free from intrusion from coworkers and the public, which may be used by an employee to express breast milk.” A bathroom, even if private, is not a permissible location for the employer to provide for pumping breast milk. Listen in and find out how your business can avoid issues with pregnant and nursing employees.Documents referenced in this episode: What You Should Know About the Pregnant Workers Fairness ActFact Sheet #73: FLSA Protections for Employees to Pump Breast Milk at WorkComments or questions: Contact Mark Chumley at email@example.com or visit www.kmklaw.comMusic :Jamming with Leon by texasradiofish (c) copyright 2020 Licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution Noncommercial (3.0) license. http://dig.ccmixter.org/files/texasradiofish/61983 Ft: Scomber
This episode continues the conversation with Terry Mandel. It's where the identity shift discussion really takes off…finding out she's lost family members in the Holocaust, when for over 60 years she believed her family had been spared that atrocity. ---------------------------------------- As a very young child, Terry Mandel had a sixth sense about her reality as it related to her family history. Growing up in LA, she sensed there was something missing from her family's immigration story and her family vehemently prohibited questions on this topic. As an older girl, when she learned of the Holocaust, her family story made even less sense—things just didn't add up. Now in her 60's, Terry recently had a mind boggling and soul wrenching experience she's adjusting to, after learning that a dozen family members were murdered in the Holocaust after having been told her entire life that all of her family escaped. Terry's now on a mission to learn all there is to be discovered about her family's saga and tackle problems inherent in systemic realities that keep people from knowing of and becoming the full version of themselves. In 2023 she founded The Unerasure Projekt, a not-for-profit dedicated to reclaiming hidden legacies in ourselves, communities, and the world. Bio Terry Mandel has advised leaders and entrepreneurs in the US and abroad for decades. As a depth-oriented strategist, leadership mentor, speaker, and learning program designer/facilitator, she focuses on “the right things right now” to help clients bridge the gaps between their aspirations, operations, and communications. Her approach taps often-overlooked resources and illuminates systemic obstacles that deplete morale, block innovation, and depress profitability. The goal: Workplaces that attract and retain innovators and top performers, fully engage the team's collaborative capacity, and deliver on the promise of their visions. As the daughter and granddaughter of Jewish refugees from Nazi-era Germany, Terry learned early to navigate different cultures. In 2023, she founded The Unerasure Projekt, a not-for-profit dedicated to reclaiming hidden legacies in ourselves, communities, and world. Our programs and services inspire, educate, and facilitate hands-on expression, enabling participants to weave deep personal meaning in their present-day lives and communities out of painful, abstract history. Guest Info. https://unerasure.org (in development) https://www.linkedin.com/in/rightthingsrightnow/ https://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100093591716747 firstname.lastname@example.org Julie's Info. Julie@courage-ignite.com https://www.courage-ignite.com/ https://linkedin.com/in/julie-browne-courage-ignite https://www.instagram.com/juliebrownecourageignite/ https://facebook.com/juliebrownecourageignite Podcast — Bold Becoming Book — Masters of Change—if you're not already on my mailing list, sign up here so you'll get the email when Masters of Change is available for purchase. Music — Happy African Village by John Bartmann --- Send in a voice message: https://podcasters.spotify.com/pod/show/julie-browne/message Support this podcast: https://podcasters.spotify.com/pod/show/julie-browne/support
Today Andy welcomes Officer David Gomez to the show. He is a School Resource Officer in Idaho who is a strong advocate for school safety and for the protection of children. Together they discuss how parents can help make schools more secure and what they can do to protect their kids outside of the classroom.
Dr. Tera Barnhardt is a Veterinarian from Johnson City, Kansas. She consults with various feedyards, large cow-calf producers and dairies in southwest Kansas. She is a mother of three, and she and her husband are also involved in other businesses in the region. Plus, she is a tremendous advocate for the beef industry, appearing on various national news shows to help consumers better understand modern beef production methods and beef producers' dedication to a safe, wholesome food supply.
Dr. Matthew Richardson discusses the importance of revelation to become truly converted to Jesus Christ and why we wear “the whole armor of God.”Show Notes (English, French, Spanish, Portuguese): https://followhim.co/new-testament-episodes-31-40/YouTube: Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/followhimpodcastInstagram: https://www.instagram.com/followhimpodcastSpotify: https://open.spotify.com/show/15G9TTz8yLp0dQyEcBQ8BY00:00 Part II–Dr. Matthew Richardson 00:07 Dr. Richardson shares a personal story about the power of the gospel2:00 Unity and one body03:39 Grace05:08 C.S. Lewis and the scissors analogy09:25 Gratitude and not boasting11:27 Jesus enacts uncomfortable change13:36 Remaining close to the Spirit15:58 We are called to be a light18:50 Let God prevail21:13 Putting off our natural tendencies22:52 Being receptive to revelation25:29 A great wrestle26:45 Honoring parents29:16 Why we don the “whole armor of God”35:59 Protecting and defending38:45 Protecting our thoughts41:06 The mysteries will be solved through revelation and revelators43:38 The power of the sacrament47:59 Not the “hoodie of happiness”49:19 Having the Spirit with us51:51 It's not a burden, it's a quest 54:21 Strength in numbers56:08 The Atonement of Jesus Christ and the role of the Spirit57:56 President Eyring on “no more strangers”1:00:54 A warning from Paul and final message 1:06:36 End of Part II–Dr. Matthew RichardsonThanks to the followHIM team:Shannon Sorensen: Cofounder, Executive Producer, SponsorDavid & Verla Sorensen: SponsorsDr. Hank Smith: Co-hostJohn Bytheway: Co-hostDavid Perry: ProducerKyle Nelson: Marketing, SponsorLisa Spice: Client Relations, Editor, Show NotesJamie Neilson: Social Media, Graphic DesignAnnabelle Sorensen: Creative Project ManagerWill Stoughton: Video EditorKrystal Roberts: Translation Team, English & French Transcripts, WebsiteAriel Cuadra: Spanish Transcripts"Let Zion in Her Beauty Rise" by Marshall McDonaldhttps://www.marshallmcdonaldmusic.com
In this episode of Cut to the Chase: Podcast [Hosted by Gregg Goldfarb], Jonathan Singer explores the importance of protecting digital assets and the role of cyber liability insurance in mitigating the risks associated with cyber threats. He highlights the recent increase in cyber-attacks on law firms and emphasizes the need for companies to prioritize cybersecurity. Jonathan discusses the vulnerabilities exploited by hackers, such as sight challenges and hearing issues, and the assistance features built into web programs to aid individuals with disabilities. He also emphasizes the need for small businesses to invest in cyber liability insurance, as ransomware attacks and data breaches pose significant risks. Jonathan shares a personal experience of a cyber attack and how cyber liability insurance could have provided relief during the ordeal. So, Let's Cut to the Chase! Here are 10 Key Takeaways you will hear from Gregg and Jonathan's Conversation: Digital assets, including personal identifiable information, must be protected from cyber threats. Cyber liability insurance can assist businesses in handling the financial and negotiation aspects of a cyber attack. Companies need to prioritize cybersecurity, regardless of their size or industry. Remote work has increased the importance of personal computer and email security. Small businesses should consider investing in cyber liability insurance to protect against ransomware attacks and data breaches. Compliance and proactive measures are crucial to prevent reactive situations and minimize cyber risks. Cyber liability insurance coverage is evolving to address emerging cyber threats. The healthcare industry and public entities face complex challenges related to cyber threats. Cyber liability insurance negotiates ransom payments and provides relief during cyber attacks. The constant evolution of cyber threats requires continuous awareness and preparedness. Thank you, Jonathan Singer, for sharing your expertise on cyber liability insurance and the evolving cyber threat landscape. As businesses navigate the digital realm, it is essential to prioritize cybersecurity and consider the benefits of protection through cyber liability insurance.
The Tennessee Titans' season sits in the balance as the team sits at 1-2. With a home game against a team in the Cincinnati Bengals that the Titans haven't beat with Joe Burrow waiting. Can the Titans end the Bengals' dominance over them with the season on the brink? They will be aided by an obvious injury to Burrow. What does it mean for the Bengals going forward and how can the Titans take advantage? Finally, Trey Hendrickson had a great game against the Rams in Week 3 and the Titans are not in the best spot to slow him down right now. Follow Tyler on Twitter @TicTacTitans Follow the show on Facebook @LockedOnTitansPod Subscribe to the Locked On Titans YouTube channel: https://www.youtube.com/c/LockedOnTitans/videos Support Us By Supporting Our Sponsors! Harry's Get your best shave ever this summer with Harry's razors and skin care products. Get a $13 Starter Set for just $3 at harrys.com/NFL. Nutrafol Take the first step to visibly thicker, healthier hair. For a limited time, Nutrafol is offering our listeners ten dollars off your first month's subscription and free shipping when you go to Nutrafol.com/men and enter the promo code LOCKEDONMLB. DoorDash Get fifty percent off your first DoorDash order up to a twenty-dollar value when you use code lockedonnfl at checkout. Limited time offer, terms apply. Jase Medical Save more than $360 by getting these lifesaving antibiotics with Jase Medical plus an additional $20 off by using code LOCKEDON at checkout on jasemedical.com. PrizePicks Go to PrizePicks.com/lockedonnfl and use code lockedonnfl for a first deposit match up to $100! Gametime Download the Gametime app, create an account, and use code LOCKEDONNFL for $20 off your first purchase. Last minute tickets. Lowest Price. Guaranteed. eBay Motors For parts that fit, head to eBay Motors and look for the green check. Stay in the game with eBay Guaranteed Fit. eBay Motors dot com. Let's ride. eBay Guaranteed Fit only available to US customers. Eligible items only. Exclusions apply. LinkedIn LinkedIn Jobs helps you find the qualified candidates you want to talk to, faster. Post your job for free at LinkedIn.com/LOCKEDONNFL. Terms and conditions apply. FanDuel Make Every Moment More. Right now, NEW customers can bet FIVE DOLLARS and get TWO HUNDRED in BONUS BETS – GUARANTEED. Visit FanDuel.com/LOCKEDON to get started. FANDUEL DISCLAIMER: 21+ in select states. First online real money wager only. Bonus issued as nonwithdrawable free bets that expires in 14 days. Restrictions apply. See terms at sportsbook.fanduel.com. Gambling Problem? Call 1-800-GAMBLER or visit FanDuel.com/RG (CO, IA, MD, MI, NJ, PA, IL, VA, WV), 1-800-NEXT-STEP or text NEXTSTEP to 53342 (AZ), 1-888-789-7777 or visit ccpg.org/chat (CT), 1-800-9-WITH-IT (IN), 1-800-522-4700 (WY, KS) or visit ksgamblinghelp.com (KS), 1-877-770-STOP (LA), 1-877-8-HOPENY or text HOPENY (467369) (NY), TN REDLINE 1-800-889-9789 (TN) Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
The OSIRIS-REx capsule containing a “treasure trove” of space rocks has now arrived at Johnson Space Center, where scientists will gingerly unpack it. Read this story here. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Protecting yourself from abuse takes more than physical prowess. In this episode, I speak with John Brewer, Army Special Forces veteran who shares his knowledge and expertise on keeping yourself safe in dangerous situations.So if you're ready to empower yourself for self-defense and self-development, this episode is for you.Drawing from his upcoming book, "Fight for Your Best Life", John shares his unique perspective on safety, security, and the power of self-improvement. He unveils how transferable skills from self-defense training can elevate your daily life and offers tangible advice on how to shield yourself from potential danger while enhancing your awareness of the world around you.We also discussed the power of physical training and personal growth. John opens up about his vision for his consulting company, Mind, Shield, and Spear Consulting Group. He emphasizes on empowering individuals, particularly solo moms, through a holistic approach that includes understanding personal strengths and limitations, being conscious of our environment, and becoming effective problem-solvers. Get ready to be inspired and learn how to lead a secure, healthy, and fulfilling life. This is not just another episode; it's an eye-opening journey of self-discovery and empowerment.Connect with John: Website | Bookhttps://solomomstalk.mysites.io/podcast-2-copy/how-to-empower-self-defense-personal-growth-w-john-brewer This podcast is hosted by Captivate, try it yourself for free. This podcast uses the following third-party services for analysis: Podcorn - https://podcorn.com/privacy
Hey BillOReilly.com Premium and Concierge Members, welcome to the No Spin News for Monday, September 25, 2023. Stand Up for Your Country.Tonight's rundown: Talking Points Memo: Bill breaks down why a corrupt press is a danger to Americans. Joe Biden makes yet another false claim. A new Washinton Post poll has Donald Trump leading Biden by a large margin. So, why are some trying to discredit it? California Gov. Gavin Newsom is now representing Team Biden. Liz Wheeler joins the No Spin News to talk about protecting America's youth. This Day in History: The First Congress and the Constitution. Final Thought: Bill and Billy Joel. In Case You Missed It: Read Bill's latest column, "Leave it to Kamala." Get tickets to Bill and Sid Rosenberg's live show this October: "A New York State of Mind" at The Paramount in Huntington, NY. They are on sale NOW! Fall Madness is here! Go to BillOReilly.com to take advantage of the latest deal, including Killing the Killers, Killing the Legends, and mug, all for $42.95. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Show notes: [2:45] What's Daniel's background, and how did he get to where he is now? [7:35] How does he help his clients with time freedom? [16:16] Reframing time mindset for personal growth [23:01] What thought processes do he and his clients use? [31:07] Importance of the mind, heart, and soul [38:55] Protecting the mind and setting boundaries [42:09] Where to find Daniel [47:01] Outro Who is Daniel Lawson? Not just a man but a powerhouse of transformation and personal development. His journey in the realm of psychology, combined with a plethora of mindset coaching practices, has armed him with a unique toolbox to guide high achievers towards their peak potential. A proud alumnus of the International Coaching Institute, Daniel is not just a participant but a perpetual student of life. His relentless pursuit of excellence has earned him top accreditations from the International Coach Guild, a testament to his commitment and prowess in the field of transformational coaching. Daniel's mastery isn't limited to a single modality. His repertoire includes the powerful practices of Meta Dynamics, Neurolinguistic Programming (NLP), Internal Family Systems Therapy (IFS), and more. His approach to personal development isn't merely a task; it's life's greatest adventure, an exhilarating journey into the self to unearth and rewrite the scripts that have held you captive from your ultimate self. Connect with Daniel: Website: https://www.parallaxxtransformations.com/ LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/daniel-lawson-67438662/ FB: https://www.facebook.com/DanielLawson13/ IG: https://instagram.com/daniel.lawson__ Links and Resources: Peak Performance Life Peak Performance on Facebook Peak Performance on Instagram
In this episode we chat with Nicole Llinas, the Executive Director of Current Problems. As a kid in Georgia, Nicole created miniature museums in her yard, charging neighbors and family to see her eclectic collections, ranging from dried snail shells to rocks and mud creations. Her move to Florida at the age of 10 only increased her love for the world's natural beauty, including freshwater springs and coastal beaches. During her time at the Alachua Conservation Trust, Nicole experienced something that stuck with her. One day the leader of their group, a botanist, suddenly stopped the truck they were in, stepped out, and sat down in a ditch to admire a single flower by the roadside. This seemingly insignificant moment left a mark on her, inspiring her to appreciate the small details in nature as a part of the greater work of conservation. Nicole realized that she wanted to be the kind of leader who could pause amidst the chaos to cherish the beauty of nature, no matter how tiny, in her journey to protect it. Now she's leading with action as the Executive Director of Current Problems. They're on a mission to address the alarming issue of marine debris originating from freshwater systems, with studies showing that a staggering 80% of marine debris can be traced back to these sources. Since 1993 they've removed over 1,068,102 pounds of waste, making a big impact. If you've ever wondered what it takes to maintain a grassroot organization, or how we're all connected, no matter where we live, then this one's for you! Life in Motion is brought to you by Actual Outdoors. They help build beautiful brands that highlight the approachable and authentic parts of outdoor recreation. Said simply - they “keep it real”. Find them online at actualoutdoors.com or on Instagram at @actualoutdoors. Tweet us and let us know what you think of this episode! @illuminecollect Find more episodes at www.illuminecollect.com/blogs/life-in-motion-podcast Since 2017 Illumine has donated over $32,487 to outdoor nonprofits and shared over 170 stories on the Life in Motion Podcast.
In this episode, I will share all my findings about the September Google Helpful Content Update, what it means, what you can do, and how to protect your blog from the next update.
Thank you so much for listening to the Bob Harden Show, celebrating over 12 years broadcasting on the internet! On Tuesday's show, we visit with State Senate President Kathleen Passidomo about Florida's investment in road and highways on the Paradise Coast. President of Less Government Seton Motley and I discuss the Constitutional protections of intellectual property. We also visit with Linda Harden about the revelations from Maria Bartiromo's interview with Matt Gaetz. We also discuss the strange creatures living in Florida with Boo Mortenson. Please join us tomorrow when we visit with President Emeritus of the Cato Institute Bob Levy and author and Professor Andrew Joppa. Please access this or past shows at your convenience on my web site, social media platforms or podcast platforms.
AJ Nealey and Joe Hanson discuss the use of Google Workspace in their auto service businesses. They explore the different applications within Google Workspace, such as Google Meet, Gmail, Google Sheets, Google Docs, Google Slides, Google Calendar, and Google Drive, and how they utilize them for communication, document storage, and collaboration. They also discuss the benefits of controlling intellectual property, and the efficiency and organization that Google Workspace provides. AJ Nealey, Nealey Auto Service, Edgewater, MD. AJ's previous episodes HERE Joe Hanson, Gordie's Garage, Roseville, MI. Listen to Joe's previous episodes HERE. Show Notes Watch Full Video Google Workspace Overview (00:02:00) The different applications within Google Workspace and give a high-level overview of its capabilities. Using Google Workspace for Data Storage (00:04:11) Using Google Workspace for data storage, specifically for storing scanned invoices and documents. Collaboration and Communication with Google Workspace (00:06:05) Google Workspace for collaboration and communication within their teams, including weekly meetings, document sharing, and multi-location file management. The use of Google Workspace (00:08:28) Discussion on the different levels and costs of Google Workspace, the importance of being logged into the correct account, and the benefits of using Google Admin and email groups. Creating users and email groups (00:09:24) Explanation of how to create users and email addresses in Google Admin, the use of email groups for appointment requests, and the ability to add people outside of the organization to certain groups. Protecting intellectual property and controlling access (00:11:19) Overview of using Google Vault to control downloads and reset passwords, the importance of protecting intellectual property, and the ability to control access to shared drives and apps. OCR and Scanning in Google Drive (00:18:34) Explanation of how OCR works in Google Drive and the importance of properly scanning documents for accurate indexing. Using Google Forms for Time Off Requests (00:20:23) Explanation of how Google Forms is used to streamline the time off request process and improve organization and communication within the team. Internal Chats and Spaces (00:25:04) The use of Google Workspace for internal communication and collaboration, including one-on-one and group chats, similar to Slack, and the creation of spaces for specific teams or topics. Assigning Tasks and Accountability (00:27:01) Google Workspace allows for the creation of to-do lists and the assignment of tasks to specific employees, increasing accountability and streamlining workflow. Collaboration and Communication (00:32:30) How Google Workspace has improved communication and collaboration within their auto service businesses. Creating and Updating Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs) (00:35:41) How Google Docs in Google Workspace enables them to create and update SOPs collaboratively, with input from the experts in the field. Integration with AI in Google Sheets (00:41:06) AJ mentions his experience working on a Google Sheet and how it automatically recognized the formula he was looking for, showcasing the integration of AI in Google...
DML talks with Liz Wheeler; she is an American conservative political commentator, author, and podcast host. From 2015 to 2020, Wheeler hosted One America News Network's Tipping Point with Liz Wheeler. The two discuss an array of issues plaguing America and her new book Hide Your Children: Exposing the Marxists Behind the Attack on America's Kids.
Do you wonder what the secret sauce is to staying productive? Join George as he delves into the topic of productivity and the game-changing power of staying consistent. If you have been wanting to move the needle in the right direction in your business, this episode is for you. George is sharing his insights on how he transformed his life by embracing consistency. Listen in to learn the power of:Protecting your core functions and building a routine around them.Building systems that allow you to win repeatedly.Embracing a growth-oriented mindset in both your personal life and business. Consistency and its role in sustainable progress and long-lasting results.It's time to set your goals and conquer them with confidence. Ditch the short-term strategy and build the path that leads to long-term success! Looking to gain clarity and develop a growth mindset? Listen to more episodes like this with the links below:—→ How To Declutter Your Mind & Unlock The Secrets To Clarity With Jamie Smart→ Uncovering Your Biggest Fear and Taking Your Power Back with Traver Boehm→ Changing your identity and reality as your future self with Giulia Guerrieri→ Peeling Back the Layers: A Guide to Overcoming Trauma and Human BS with Dominey Drew —Discover the secrets to building lasting relationships with your customers and boosting your retention with The Last Customer Journey - a 5-part video series designed to help you master a relationship-based marketing approach. With actionable insights and proven strategies, you'll learn how to connect with your audience on a deeper level, establish know, like, and trust, and create an unforgettable customer experience that keeps them coming back for more. Don't miss this opportunity to transform your business and take your customer relationships to the next level. Sign up now for this free series!—If you have any questions or comments about the episode, I'd love to hear from you! Send me a DM over on Instagram @itsgeorgebryant or pop on over to our free Facebook community, Relationship Beat Algorithms.
Welcome, beautiful souls, to an empowering journey of self-discovery and resilience! Have you ever felt dismissed or criticized when you openly identify as an empath? Fear not, for together, we will address this pushback, unpacking the common accusations of being "overly emotional" to being a "people pleaser." We'll delve into why these criticisms surface, exploring the fear of the unknown, power dynamics, and the complexity of human nature itself. But don't worry; I'll equip you with rock-solid rebuttals to help you stand your ground confidently and gracefully.Embracing your empathic nature can be challenging, especially when confronted by naysayers. But remember, these external pushbacks might hold some merit. As we explore and understand this resistance, we'll gain invaluable insights, allowing us to navigate these encounters with empathy and compassion. This is the core of our empathic journey: understanding and addressing the fear, projection, and complexity that can be misconstrued as pushback.Finally, we'll learn to set emotional boundaries and recharge our energy. Protecting your emotional space from skeptics is paramount to your well-being, and I'm here to guide you on how to do just that! We'll cover all the steps from recognizing energy drains, creating your invisible fence, and mastering the art of verbal judo. So, make yourself a comforting herbal tea, grab your notebook, and join me on this enlightening journey. Remember, other people's opinions should never drown out your self-awareness and empathic nature. Stand strong, beautiful souls!Buzzsprout - Let's get your podcast launched! Start for FREEInstacart - Groceries delivered in as little as 1 hour. Free delivery on your first order over $35.Disclaimer: This post contains affiliate links. If you make a purchase, I may receive a commission at no extra cost to you.Support the show
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Remember, we welcome comments, questions, and suggested topics at thewonderpodcastQs@gmail.com. An Atheopagan Declaration of Policy Values (2022): https://theapsocietyorg.files.wordpress.com/2022/03/an-atheopagan-declaration-of-policy-values-2022.final_.pdf S4E30 TRANSCRIPT: Yucca: Welcome back to The Wonder, Science Based Paganism. I'm one of your hosts, Yucca. Mark: And I'm the other one, Mark. Yucca: And today, we're talking about religion and politics. Mark: Yes, but don't turn it off. Yucca: Yes, we were saying, what should we call this? What should we call this? But no, this is, this is important. This is what we're going to talk about. And there's a lot to say here. But today it was inspired because, Mark, you just got back from a trip, which you got to do some pretty cool politicking. Mark: Yes I went to Washington, D. C. as a part of a fly in delegation by the Conservation Alliance, and I'll tell some of those stories later advocating for protections for public lands, including the designation of some new national monuments. So, I, as I said, I'll, I'll talk about that stuff later but yeah, just got back from a lobby trip, Yucca: Yeah. So one of the things that... It is very common to hear in pagan circles, and I think probably not just pagan circles, but a lot of new age things and kind of, mini counterculture sorts of groups, is, you know, don't bring politics. into this, right? Don't, don't bring politics into my religion. Don't, you know, we, we aren't going to talk about that. We're not going to be this is separate, right? Let's be, let's be off in our realm or our magical experience and leave that other stuff out. Mark: right? And there is so much to be said about that. I mean, it has a nexus with toxic positivity. This idea that, you know, we should only talk about happy, shiny stuff, and that, you know, we're going to have this nice, warm, glowy, serotonin oxytocin experience by doing our, our spirituality, and we're just not going to engage with anything that doesn't stimulate that. It has to do with the toxicity that we see in the societies around us where the mainstream religions are engaging with public policy and they're doing it for really destructive and antisocial reasons. And so that becomes sort of the poster child for why you wouldn't want you to have politics in your spiritual space. But a lot of it, in my opinion, is simply... We don't want to think about any of those issues because they might bring us down. Yucca: hmm. Mm hmm. Yeah. But, and there's just so much to say because there's, it's going to depend on every different kind of situation but I think that if we think about the values that We often claim to have that we value the earth, that we think the earth is sacred. You know, we may have different interpretations on, you know, whether divinity is involved with that or not, but hey, we're agreeing, we think that the earth is important, we're agreeing about believing that love and freedom and all of these things are important, then I think that... If we really believe that, then we have a responsibility to those things. Mark: Yes, yes, we it's because they won't happen by themselves. You know, there are interests which are destructive interests and are not filled with love and are not about advancing liberty and are not about supporting the biosphere in a manner which is consistent with biodiversity and with the sustaining of humanity. And they're out there advocating for their stuff every day. And if we absent ourselves from the process because we think that it is too negative or too gross or too demoralizing, then we are leaving the field to those who would do us harm. And it's just not, there is no logic to it that makes sense to me, other than at the most sort of Self indulgent, I just want to feel good for me kind of place, where it makes sense to say, I'm not going to vote, I'm not going to advocate for what I care about, I'm not going to be interested in any kind of activism. I mean, everybody's circumstances Yucca: become informed about it, Mark: right. Yucca: right? Mark: Everybody's circumstances are different, and not everybody can be a big activist, right? You know, if you're, you know, you're raising kids, or, and you're, you know, scraping by, and, you know, there's a lot of different, I mean, poverty is a social control strategy. Yucca: Yeah, Mark: So, it is, it is one way that people who have the common good at heart are kept limited in the amount of power that they have. So let's, let's not mince words about that. But even with the limitations that we have, I have always felt that it was my responsibility to do what I can to try to advance the values that matter to me. And I'm pleased to say that the community that's grown up around atheopaganism is very much the same way. We're gonna, we're gonna put a Link in the show notes to the Atheopagan Declaration of Policy Values, which came out last year and was developed by the community with tons of community input and editing and all that kind of stuff. Yucca: There was a lot of back and forth and lots and lots of people participating and, you know, wording things just for, it was quite inspiring, actually. Mm hmm, Mark: the level, level of collaboration with the minimal amount of argument was very inspiring to me. And so now we have this document, and it can be downloaded from the Atheopagan Society website. So we're going to put the link in the, in the show notes so you can download that. But that's an example of the community speaking out on issues that really matter to us, and saying, this is where we stand. This is what our activism is going to be built around. This is, you know, we... We embrace LGBTQ people. We do. And it's not just, it's not just You know, so called virtue signaling, we genuinely do, we want those folks, we want people of color, we want indigenous people in our community, you know, we want them to be safe, we want them to be seen, we want them to be heard as, as an example. And similarly, along the environmental axis, along the axis of personal liberty and autonomy, bodily autonomy, all of those you know, the importance of critical thinking and science all of those pieces are a part of what our movement is about. And so, when we talk with the public, That is, that is core to what we express. Yes, we're here for happiness. We're here for people to feel good. We're all for that. But as one of the atheopagan principles says, you know, responsibility, social responsibility is one of our principles. Yucca: right. Mark: It is an obligation that we have. Yucca: And so those values, they're not just about talking about them, they're about, those are what inform the choices that we're making. Mark: Mm hmm. Yucca: Right? And being able to reflect on what those are, right? is really important. Have conversations about that, because we're not, there's going to be nuance, right? We're not always going to see eye to eye on things, and being able to, as individuals, talk about that with each other, and as a community, be able to, to talk about that and, and, you know, have that conversation is really important. Mark: Absolutely. Absolutely. And we learn from one another, right? I mean, that's a really important piece because As strongly as I feel on a value level about supporting people of color in the LBGTQI plus community I'm not one of either of those groups. And so I have to listen a lot in order to understand, well, what is an appropriate statement to make in support, right? How do I show up as an ally and as and as an advocate? Or a supporter for their advocacy, you know. So, you know, it's not as simple as just having a laundry list of policy positions. And it has to also recognize that we live in a world of subtle differences. Right? Subtle gradations of change throughout the whole natural world, and that includes humanity. So, I get really kind of bent sideways when I hear the lesser of two evils, or I'm not going to vote for that person because of this one little position, when the alternative is so much worse on every position. The best analogy that I've heard is that voting isn't dating, it's selecting, it's selecting the best possible option off of the available menu. And the available menu only includes people that actually have a chance of getting elected. It's not just some fringe outlier who tells you what you want to hear. Yucca: mhm, Mark: that can actually get into a position to make change in a positive direction. Yucca: mhm, mhm, mhm. Mark: So, we had a bunch of stuff on the outline for this podcast. What else have you got? Yucca: Well, certainly the, the issue of privilege is definitely Mark: Oh, yeah Yucca: and this is something that I think comes up where people will be unaware of the place of privilege that they may be coming from to be able to say, I don't want to deal with this. I don't want this coming into, you know, my religion or my, anything about that, because that, that isn't the position that most people are going to be in that situation, right? Yeah. Mm Mark: Yeah the, I think the clearest way to express that is that if you have the luxury of saying, Oh, I don't want to vote that just encourages them, or I'm not going to consider any of those issues because I just want to be on my, you know, spiritual path of lightness and joy thing. Is that people that are marginalized and endangered by the way our society operates, they don't have the luxury to do that. If you look at voting rates, for example, African American women vote astronomically in high proportions in the United States. And the reason for that is that the interests of the community that they are in are, are, are stark. The, you know, the threats that certain people like a Donald Trump and the people that he brings with him present to that community are so real. They're not, they're not theoretical. It's not just something where, where as a white person, you look at it and go, Oh, gee, that's too bad. This is life and death for them. And they turn out to vote. They're organized. They're knowledgeable. You know, these are people who are, are leveraging the power that they have absolutely as much as they can. And when I hear people say, you know, oh, well, I'm not going to vote because blah, blah, blah. What I, what I really hear is, I am so cushioned from the impacts of the policies that get made by people that I don't... Agree with in theory that I can just skate on this and ride on, on the, the, the privilege that I enjoy in the society in order to avoid having to deal with something that I might find icky. Yucca: yeah, I'm being served by the system, fundamentally. Yeah. Mark: So, you know, I'll give an example. It's like, an argument can be made that the certain proportion of people who in, in key states who supported Bernie Sanders, And then refused to vote for Hillary Clinton may have given us Donald Trump. It's not that they had to agree with everything that Hillary Clinton said because they didn't, I didn't. But the appointees that she was going to make, the appointees to the Supreme Court, the appointees to the, the cabinet positions, the appointees to federal judgeships. All of those things were going to be head and shoulders above any of the things that Trump ended up doing. And it's painful to say, but those people needed to look at the big picture and go and vote for Hillary Clinton. And they didn't. And it's that, it's that, that sense of privilege, that sense of it not mattering that much that I really think needs to be interrogated on the left. And I am on the left, right, but I'm on the left that seeks to achieve progress because I'm a progressive, and progress happens in incremental steps most of the time. Progress isn't a home run. Progress is a base hit, and electing Hillary Clinton would have been a base hit on the way towards achieving better policies. And instead, we have what we have. So, you know, and I realize that there are going to be people that are going to be fuming when they hear me say this but seriously, look at the playing board, and look at what we got, and You know, think about, well, what does this mean for the next election? Where, where should I be putting my support? Yucca: Hmm, yeah definitely was not expecting that, I was not prepared for that direction of the conversation. That's something that I would have to really think a lot on. I understand some of the sentiment behind it, but I would want to look more at some of the numbers. And some of the assumptions about who is entitled to what vote, and whether those, I think that there's a lot to that situation, and I don't feel comfortable, I mean, you certainly have the opinion that you want, but necessarily agreeing and and um humming without really looking at that particular situation. I think that there's a lot that was going on there. But I've certainly heard that argument a lot, and one of the things that I have been uncomfortable with is, and I'm not saying that you're saying this, but this is something that I have heard often, is the sense of entitlement of those people's votes. That, you know, somehow this party was entitled to people's votes. What about... So, you know, do the numbers actually work out of how many Democrats voted Republican in that situation versus how many Independents voted one direction or the other? I think that there's a lot to really look into there. Mark: Sure, sure. And I have looked into it some. Yucca: Mm hmm. Mark: I should be clear, I'm not saying that Hillary Clinton deserved anybody's vote, or was entitled to everybody's, to anybody's vote. I'm saying she deserved them from a strategic standpoint. Yucca: hmm. Mark: That when you look at the playing field, And what was the right next move, that that was the right next move. And in certain states like Wisconsin there were, there were enough votes that dropped off. That the argument can be made, but, but let's, Yucca: Yeah. Mark: let's make the whole thing abstract, okay? Rather than talking about that, that election in specific, let's talk about elections generally. When you have a situation where somebody who you agree with 50 percent is running against somebody who is agreeing with you 10%, And then there's somebody out there who agrees with you 100%, but they have no ability to be elected. And it's clear Yucca: Mm hmm. Mark: You know, I need to go for the 50 percent because, again, I'm a progressive. So I want to see things advance, even if they're going to go a lot slower than I want them to go. Yucca: Right, well I think in some of that case it's going to depend on what are the particular changes that, and what are the things that you are placing at highest priority, right? And if one of the things that you're placing at high priority is trying to do something about the monopoly, then that the two parties have, I can see the logic of making a different choice there. But I think that the point, I think the point where we probably agree is that when you're voting, it's something to be very strategic about. It's to look at what is the situation where you are and what are the possible outcomes and thinking about You know, what are the values that you are, that you are fighting for in that case, right? What are they, right? Mark: and the key takeaway that I would, that I would leave this particular rabbit hole with is that not to vote is to vote. If you don't vote, you are Yucca: is voting, yeah. Mark: It is voting. So it is you know, you, you don't get away with your hands clean just because you don't vote, right? You, you bear a responsibility for election outcomes just like everybody else does. And that's a really important thing for people in democracies to understand. And I'll talk a little bit later on about democracy and the degree to which we have it and all that good kind of stuff. Yucca: And This is just one area, right? This is an area that we happen to be talking about because this is an area where, where this is something that there's some strong opinions on, and this is an area where people do have influence, but of course there's a lot of other things. As well, in terms of you know, commercial choices and lifestyle choices and all of that kind of stuff that we can but one thing I really want to highlight, and you touched on this a little bit before, but I think it really deserves its own section of the podcast as well, is that being able to spend large amounts of time on these issues is a form of privilege itself too, right? And this is not something that everyone has. And you don't have to be guilty and beat yourself up and you're not a bad pagan because you've got to do a 9 to 5 plus your two side jobs to even be able to Barely make rent, right? That's not, so we're not sitting here saying, oh, shame on, you're failing because you're not fighting oil rigs in the, you know, gulf and how come you're out there? Like, that's not what we're saying at all. And I think that it's really, really important to think about and balance in our lives the self care component. And, that sometimes, yes, it's, sometimes it is okay to just have your celebration and to not necessarily be talking about, you know, let's raise money for this, this particular candidate at this time, or something like that, but know that it does, that this stuff does have a place in the community, it is important, but it isn't, The, you don't have to be doing it all the time, if that's not what your, what your mental health needs. Mark: No, no, definitely not. And it's important for those of us that have the privilege to be able to engage the system in that way, either from the outside or the inside, that we recognize that privilege and use it. Right? You know, those of us that have the bandwidth, those of us who have You know, the thick enough skin and that have the energy and sometimes the money even just to travel, to go somewhere. I mean, the trip that I just took, I didn't pay for because otherwise I wouldn't have gone, right? But but it's, it's, that kind of privilege is very visible. It's like, The D. C. is a very, very African American town. It's a very Black town. Lots and lots of Black folks, and, until you get into the Congressional buildings, and there it whitens up considerably Yucca: Mm Mark: with the lobbyists and the, you know, the constituents that are going not, not universally, of course but noticeably, and it is incumbent upon those of us who have been there. The privilege to be able to engage, to do what we can to improve justice, and to speak for the things that we care about so that they can advance. Yucca: hmm. Mark: So, I could talk about my trip. Yucca: Yeah. Yeah, you were just talking about D. C., so, Mark: Okay, well. So, I got sent on a fly in with the Conservation Alliance, which is a consortium of businesses which was originally founded by REI, the North Face Peak Design, and Patagonia. And they came together to create a unified voice for speaking up for the outdoors, for for wild lands and outdoor recreation. That was a long time ago, and now they have 270 businesses from a variety of different sectors, and what they do every couple of years is they gather a bunch of the leaders of those businesses along with, and they make grants, right? They pool their money and they make grants to organizations that are doing organizing and advocacy for the issues that they care about, and the organization I work for, Cal Wild, is one of those. Yucca: mm hmm. So that's how you were able to go on this trip? Mark: Yes, CalWild was invited to send a representative, and I was selected to go, and so I went. This is not the first time that I've been to Washington to lobby, but the last time was in the 90s. So it's been a while. And everything has changed, of course. I mean, technology has changed everything, and 9 11 has changed all the security. So, it's, it's just a completely different experience. So, so I went and I was going to speak on to, as a grantee, to speak as a content expert about the positions that we're trying to advance. My organization right now is working very hard. for the creation of three new national monuments in California. My organization is limited to California, so that's why, you know, that. But we're also advocating for some policy changes at the administration level, which would affect the whole of the United States. And I should say, you know, we're talking a lot about kind of American politics in this podcast, but if you have a representative democracy of any kind, the things that we're talking about are really applicable to you too. Yucca: Right. Yeah, we're just talking about our experience with our Mark: the stuff we know about. Yeah, exactly. So, you know, the idea here is not to get everybody all plugged into American politics. It's to use that as an example of what citizen participation or resident participation looks like and why it's important. I go on this trip and I go to Washington and I meet with the team and we have a training briefing and all that kind of thing, and my take, we, on the first day, I had two meetings with administration offices with the Department of the Interior and the Council on Environmental Quality of the White House now when we're meeting with staff, we're not meeting with the people that are in charge in those agencies, we probably would have met with the Secretary of the Interior, but it's Climate Week in North Northern New York, so she was away at Climate Week, Yucca: Mm Mark: Um, so, and there was something going on with the Department of Environmental Quality such that we had the staffer that we had. But these are sharp, smart, influential people that we're talking to, and the sense that I got, and then the second day we had meetings with California delegation members both to the Senate and to the House of Representatives, including my congressman which I had a very interesting experience with talking to my congressman's office in Washington, so I'll get to that in a minute. Yucca: hmm. Mm Mark: The main takeaway that I got from, especially from meeting with the administration, was that they want to do what we want them to do. Their, their hearts are in the right place. And they are delighted that we are coming to Washington and talking to people, and organizing on the ground in local communities, because they need the political cover to be able to do what we want them to do. Yucca: hmm. Mark: And in that Yucca: like that's charging them up, right? They want to do it, but they need to be charged with the power of the people. Mark: yes, Yucca: Yeah. Mark: Exactly so. And... It gives them something to point to when opponents say, we don't want that, Yucca: Mm Mark: right, they can, you know, they can point to the organizing that my organization is doing and say, well, the people in the community who live right next door want it, you know, the elected officials of the county where the expansion of the National Monument is proposed, they want it. So, You know, those are their representatives and they elected them to office to make those decisions, so why shouldn't we do this? So it's really important to be doing that kind of community organizing and talking to other people about the things that you care about in a, you know, in a focused way. So that was really gratifying to me because, of course, American democracy has taken a beating over the last 20 years, but it's still functioning. Thank you. The elections are kind of messed up, and we could certainly do without gerrymandering and and all the dark money, and I could go on, but as well as the occasional insurrection, which I really, really think we could do without. I walked Yucca: that's not an, let's have that be a singular thing, please. Mark: yes. I walked several times, because the house office buildings and the senatorial office buildings are on opposite sides of the capitol. I walked back and forth in front of where the insurrection took place a bunch of times. And there it is, you know, large is life. And, you know, there are the windows they broke, that's how they got in, you know, there's where they hung their banners, you know, all that. So, that said it was encouraging to see that at least under this administration, There was a commitment to listening to constituents and to hearing, you know, they were very appreciative of the businesses that were represented there, you know, in, you know, speaking up on behalf of protecting public lands so that their ecological values last forever, their recreational opportunities there, all that kind of stuff. Yucca: Actually, is that something you can, I know that we're talking kind of more process here, but for a moment, you were, talking about trying to get more national monuments. Why are those important? Mark: Oh, good. Very, very good question. My organization focuses on conservation of wild lands on public lands. And a lot of Yucca: you keep going, can you define conservation? Because that is a term that has a lot of different baggage attached to it. So what do you mean when you say conservation? Mark: man protection of the land so that it will not be developed in certain ways. And management of the land for the resource, for the benefit of the resources that are there, of the ecological resources, cultural resources in some cases historical resources, and recreational opportunities for people to go camping or hiking or whatever that might be. So, one... One misapprehension that many Americans have is the idea that public land is protected land. And it is not. Most public land in the United States is owned by the Bureau of Land Management or by the U. S. Forest Service. And those have been managed primarily for extractive purposes like logging and mining and Yucca: Oil is big Mark: and oil exploration. Yucca: yeah. Mark: Yeah, very big. So we're advocating for chunks. of undeveloped land to be protected in perpetuity and managed for the benefit of those values. Yucca: Mm hmm. Mark: That's what a national monument does. Or a National Wilderness Area, which is declared by Congress. We're not asking for a National Wilderness Area in the areas we're focusing on because Congress is broken, and there's no way to get anything through it. the President can use the National Antiquities Act to declare a national monument. He can do that on his own. Yucca: So, by taking , these areas, you're setting aside, you're allowing ecosystems to stay intact, right? So that you can have the populations of these animals and plants or whatever. Particular kind of species you're looking at, they have a place to be, they can continue to play the roles that they would play in a hopefully healthy system and to help manage for that, Mark: Right, and that helps us to accomplish a couple of important things, one of which is, you know, we have a biodiversity crash problem, you know, the, the biodiversity of the earth is the, which is the number of different species and the number of individuals of those species are both on a steep decline. Having habitat is necessary in order for, you know, organization, organisms to live. And but not only that, this is a very interesting one. One of the things that we're advocating for is the expansion of Joshua Tree National Park. Yucca: hmm. Mm hmm. Mark: And the reason for that is that because of climate change, Joshua trees are migrating out of Joshua Tree National Park. Yucca: Interesting. Mark: Over time, they're moving north because it's too hot Yucca: Because it's warm. Yeah. Okay. Mark: Yeah. So, it... Protecting these areas also enables the natural systems of the earth to do what they do in terms of adaptation, right? So, there's a place for the Joshua trees to go as the southernmost of them die because of excessive heat, and conditions become better for them outside of the park to the north. So that's just one example. Yucca: And may I add that we of course want to protect these for simply the innate value of that being , has any right, as much right to be there as we do. But they also, the functioning system performs ecosystem functions, which is like cleaning the water and the air that we all breathe. So it's, it's not just that, oh, we like there being lots of animals and plants and fungi. It's that there needs to be. these plants and fungi and animals for life as we understand it to continue to function, Mark: right, exactly. And that requires, because everything is so fragmented now, it requires some level of active management in order to protect from invasions by invasive species, for example, which will wipe out all the biodiversity. Yucca: right? Or in my area of the world where we're missing keystone species, so we're missing whole ecological roles, there used to be these animals that aren't there anymore, and if you just take your hands off and you don't touch it, you fence that area off, that area will starve, quite literally, right? If you don't, if humans don't try, because it's kind of like the voting. No management is management. Mark: yes. Yucca: Right? It is a choice that we're making as well. And so we have to really be thoughtful about and understand the systems that we're dealing with. Mark: right. And there is so much science. I'm not saying we know everything, because we don't. There's an awful lot that we don't know, but there is a tremendous body of science about how to manage lands in order to improve biodiversity at this point. Yucca: And we're getting better at it. Mark: One of the things that we who work in the conservation sector, in the environmental sector, actually need to fight against within our own ranks is the group of people who still advocate for putting a fence around things and leaving it alone. Yucca: That's why I asked you a little bit about how you are using the term, because where I am, the term has been kind of changing a little bit, where we have kind of two different camps, which are the restorationists and the conservationists. And the conservationists are the people who, who are, you know, an anti gras, who are like, don't touch anything. Don't just fence it off. Don't know people know nothing. And then you've got the people who are going, well, let's look at the way the whole system works and maybe we do need to, you know, one, let's not keep kick the people off. 'cause you know, It's been here for 20, 000 years. But also, like, what, you know, what about the animals? What do we do for the, you know? So that's why I was kind of asking a little bit about that terminology there. Mark: here's a great example in California. There were devastating wildfires. that ran through Sequoia National Park. And in Sequoia National Park are the giant sequoia trees, these, you know, huge, vast, amazing, amazing Yucca: Amazing. Mark: awe inspiring. Well, because humans had been suppressing fire in those forests for a hundred years, when that wildfire ripped through, it burned much, much hotter than it ever would have otherwise, and killed a lot of those trees. Now, there's a big debate. The Park Service wants to replant seedlings of giant sequoias. in the burned area. And there are environmental organizations, self styled, that are saying, no, you can't do that. You just have to let nature take its course because that's the right thing. But we have been suppressing fire for a hundred years. We have been doing the most invasive, destructive thing that can be done to that ecosystem for a hundred years, and now you say we're supposed to leave it alone? That's ridiculous. You know, reseeding giant sequoias in that area is absolutely the right thing to do in order to keep the species from going extinct. And, I, I don't know, I mean, obviously this is what I believe. Yucca: I'm smiling as you're saying that because I used to work in stand management in the Jemez, and we had very, very similar, like, I can hear the two sides right now and it's, People get, have very, it's very emotional, right, and one of the things that happens, I think, is that people have very strong emotional connections without having some of the background to understand what is happening. And that goes back to what we were talking about before with some of our responsibility, I think, is that we have a responsibility to become informed about these Issues and learn about them and and be able to, if you're going to be involved in making choices about how these If this land is going to be managed, you need to understand the ecosystems that you're dealing with. Because our system, our ponderosa pine systems are very similar in terms of the fire ecology. You know, people become very, people are very concerned about thinning and controlled burns and things like that, and I think that they're coming from a good place. Their hearts in a good place in it, but are very, very misinformed about what the results of their actions will be if we do that. Mark: And there are two big pieces there that I think really are takeaways from all of this. The first one is that they are coming from a good place, but it's a romantic place. And we need to recognize in ourselves when we are romanticizing something rather than basing our decisions on facts. Yucca: Mm Mark: The second is... We have seen a terrible onslaught on the appreciation for expertise over the course of the last 40 years or so. And we need to respect the people who have letters after their names and understand deeply how things work. We need to listen to them. And they don't all agree with one another, that's fine. But in generally, in most cases, there is a scientific consensus. To some degree about what is the right course for these sorts of decisions. And we need to be listening to people that have devoted their lives to understanding these questions, rather than just thinking that because we like trees or we like nature, that we are in a position to make those kinds of decisions. Yucca: hmm. Mm hmm. Mm hmm. Yeah. Mark: I'm speaking to you and you're in the process of getting letters after your name. Yucca: I have plenty of letters. I'm getting some more letters, but yes. Yeah. . Well, I had cut you off when you, in your story, to ask you to explain a little bit about the monuments, of why that was such an important issue for you to go across the entire continent. to talk about. Mark: That was a really important question. And as you mentioned this, yeah, it's true. I mean, there are a few reasons that I would put myself into an airplane at this point because of the impact on the atmosphere, but this is one that feels like on balance. Yucca: Potentially for your lungs, too. Mark: yes, yes, that's true boy, although I came back here and oh my god, the smoke, we're, we're really, we're really buried in, in wildfire smoke right now. So, Going to, and, and, you don't have to go to D. C. in order to advocate for things you care about. First of all, a lot of decisions are local, and you can go and talk with local officials, or organize a contingent to go and talk with local officials. But also, your congressional representative has an office in your area. You can go and talk with them and let them know what you feel about things. Yucca: Well, and state level as well, Mark: state level, absolutely. Yucca: right? And it, you know, it's going to depend a lot on your state. The experience in a smaller, population smaller state it may be A lot easier, like in my state in New Mexico, going down to the roundhouses is super easy you just walk in and there's everybody and you just go up and talk to them. I would imagine in a more populated state, it's a little bit trickier, but it's still possible, right? Mark: The culture contrast between, you know, California, of course, is the most populous state, almost 40 million people and the culture in Sac, yes, between Sacramento, our state capital, and D. C. is really stark. When you go to lobby in Sacramento, If you're a Democrat, you almost never wear a tie. I mean, registered lobbyists will probably wear a tie. But if you just go as a constituent or as an advocate for, you know, one of our groovy left enviro positions, You can wear an open shirt and a sport coat, a pair of slacks, I mean, and, you know, you don't have to hide your tattoos and your piercings and all that kind of stuff, it's great. You go to Washington, it's a suit for a man. You wear a suit, you wear a tie. I left my earring in, but that was my one sort of concession. And and you're right, it's very organized and very regimented in Sacramento, just because of the sheer volume of people that are, that are traipsing through there. Yucca: hmm. Mark: But I, I really, I want to come back to this idea that elected officials are there in a democracy to represent you, and they may not know what you think, Yucca: hmm. Mark: so go tell them. You know, get informed on an issue and, you know, go tell them what you think, what you, what you would like them to do. It's more powerful when you've organized more people to be a part of that voice. And that's why the Conservation Alliance exists. And that's Yucca: many other organizations too, Mark: yes, yes. That's why that's why community organizers exist. To gather the voices of... Individuals into a collective voice that's able to make change happen and that's true in any representative democracy, so it's, it's well worth, you know, you know, sticking a hand in, and the people you're talking to are just people. They don't bite. At worst, they will frown. That's, that's Yucca: wrinkle their brow at you. Mark: Yeah, that's, that's about the worst of it. I didn't have any Republican visits this time, so, we were very welcomed and just very encouraged, and I think there are going to be some declarations coming up here in the next few months that will make us very happy. So it's bringing all this back around politics is How we as a collective society make decisions about what's important, what's not, and what's going to happen. And if you care about your world, and as atheopagans and naturalistic pagans, I believe our listeners do care about their world and about their fellow humans then it's incumbent on us to say so, and do things that make things better. Yucca: I keep having the image of Mary and Pippin sitting on Treebeard's shoulder and shouting, but you're part of this world too! Mark: Yeah, yeah, there's, because there are things in this world that are worth fighting for. Right? Yucca: Yep. Well, we could certainly go on for a long time, but I think this is a little bit of a longer episode, so we should probably finish up here. And we are going into October, and we have some fun, and some spooky, and some great episodes coming up. And Stinky, and all of those great things that we love to celebrate, and recognize, and all of those things, and this great Time of year. And happy autumn, everybody. Mark: Happy autumn! Yeah, Yucca: So, thanks, Mark. Mark: yeah, thank you so much, Yucca. It's a pleasure talking with you, and I'm still obviously really kind of jazzed about this trip, so thanks for welcoming a conversation about that into the podcast. Yucca: See y'all next week. Mark: All right, take care.
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Unleash the Power of God's Truth and Transform Your Life! Are you ready to dive deep into life's biggest questions? Join us as we explore the issue of discouragement. What does God's Word say about fighting in difficult seasons? Get ready for a life-altering truth and discover how to put feet to your faith, walking victoriously!
Hosted by Dr. Chonta T. A. Haynes, Amazon Best Selling Author, Keynote Speaker, and Coach, this podcast is your gateway to life-changing insights. Visit https://ChontaHaynes.com for more encouragement and inspiration. Spiritual Development: Life's challenges are conquered through our trust in God and His Word. At Heart 2 Heart Truth Ministries, we believe in God's promises and stand firm on them. Join us on a transformative journey of prayer, Bible study, and Biblical messages, where we empower you to change your life through God's Word! Our mission is to provide Transformative Biblically Based Truths through educational products that empower. ✅ Explore resources here: https://chontahaynes.com Emotional & Personal Development: In the storms of life, God is our refuge and strength. Protecting your vessel and adjusting your crown are crucial for navigating life's challenges. If you've been devastated by loss, whether through divorce or the passing of a loved one, know that you are a treasured vessel. Dr. Chonta is here to empower you, helping you regain confidence to live life on your terms with peace and financial security. This is your journey, and it starts now. ✅ Access free gifts and join the community: https://chontahaynes.com/free-gift https://chontahaynes.com/lonely https://facebook.com/groups/TreasuredWoman Financial Development: Discover the greatest source of financial wisdom—the Bible. At Heart 2 Heart Truth Ministries, we share Biblical Financial Principles that every Christian should know! These principles have transformed countless lives, including mine. In this video, we'll educate ourselves and align with God's intentions for our financial well-being. As works in progress, we are all growing in our faith!
Today I want to answer some important questions about probiotics. Probiotics are microbes. Microbes are a crucial part of our world. They convert carbon, nitrogen, oxygen, and sulfur into forms that living things can use. We have ten times more microbes living on and inside our bodies than we have cells. Microbes have many functions and help us in various ways, including: • Helping to make nutrients available • Providing immune protection • Protecting against pathogens • Supporting detoxification • Improving digestion • Helping to make vitamins Strong hydrochloric acid in the stomach can kill a good portion of microbes. Bile salts also affect the microbiome. But, some microbes are resilient and can even live without oxygen. How to support the survival of probiotics in the stomach: 1. Take a probiotic supplement or consume probiotic foods at the end of your meal 2. Consume probiotics earlier in the day 3. If fasting, drink more water with your probiotics 4. Don't take probiotics with lemon water or apple cider vinegar water 5. Consume raw plants grown in soil DATA: https://www.researchgate.net/figure/E... https://www.sciencedirect.com/science...
In this episode of LIGHT TALK, the Lumen Brothers discuss everything from The Las Vegas Sphere, to Being a Jerk, Rude, and Generally Unpleasant. Join Brackley, Steve, and David, as they pontificate about: Not receiving your last fee payment; Small claims court; Protecting yourself with contracts; "Shystettes"; How to deal with cheap clients; Being paid by "The Lord"; Shysters in training; Dealing with friends who do not wish to sign contracts; Entertainment lawyers; Club owners; Working with people with bad reputations; Do you really need an entertainment attorney?; Protecting your intellectural property; Do you need liability insurance?; How to deal with fight calls; and The benefits of not being liked. Nothing is Taboo, Nothing is Sacred, and Very Little Makes Sense.
https://youtu.be/kiO5b-YLBXw Artificial intelligence (AI) is advancing at breakneck speed, raising alarms among publishers about how their content could be used without permission. In a recent webinar, experts dug into the risks publishers face in the AI era, and what they can do to protect themselves. The Problem: AI Scraping Content to Train Models A major concern is that AI models like ChatGPT are scraping online content without permission to train their systems. As one speaker explained, this could lead to lost traffic and revenue if people start getting their news directly from chatbots instead of going to the original publishers....Article LinkLet us know your thoughts about this episode by reaching out on Social Media!Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/ourhometownincInstagram: https://www.instagram.com/ourhometownwebpublishing/Twitter: https://twitter.com/ourhometownincLinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/company/our-hometown-com/..........Our Hometown Web Publishing is The Last Newspaper CMS & Website You'll Ever Need. We help you generate revenue, engage with readers, and increase efficiency with Our Hometown's Digital & PrePress CMS features to fit your needs & budget.OHT's Web Publishing Platform is:-Powered with WordPress-Hosted on Amazon Web Services-Integrated with Adobe InDesign & Google Drivehttps://our-hometown.comSubscribe to our YouTube channel: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCKw6KpKUiQkWldrX2-J1Kag?view_as=subscriberOur-Hometown can be reached via email for comments or questions at: ops@Our-Hometown.com
When podcaster, author, and lifelong entrepreneur Justin Jackson co-founded Transistor, a podcast publishing platform, he already had years of experience building a business. As a child and young adult, Justin experimented with writing code and starting businesses in industries that interested him. When he and his wife started their family, the pressure to achieve financial security increased. Though some of his ventures failed, all these experiences were setting him up for his next big achievement. Because of his time being saturated in the market, he was able to catch the right wave at the right time; he's riding that wave all the way to success. Justin's advice to those looking to start a business is to build something for which people are already searching. Around 2016 when podcasting was just beginning to gain popularity, he noticed that it was still very much a DIY industry. Thus the idea to streamline podcast publication was born. Now Transistor makes creating podcasts accessible for the average person, regardless of their experience with coding and technology. In this way, clients find him instead of having to seek out those who are interested in his product. He's also invested a lot of intentional time building relationships with his partner and team members. The purpose of owning his own company is to build a beautiful life for himself and those he works with. Every decision is made from this personal stance, and his company continues to grow at the pace that best serves that value. Main Topics Growing a podcast audience (06:00) Justin's early love for entrepreneurship (10:45) Understanding the dynamics of your industry (16:00) Inner drive to forge your own path (17:30) Balancing work and family life (22:10) Justin's introduction to coding (25:30) Inspiration for Transistor (30:15) Slow growth of the business (36:00) Protecting your partnership (43:30) Researching the market (51:12) Expanding the reach for your business (56:00) Ben's top 5 takeaways (103:00) Episode Linkshttps://transistor.fm/ Go to TheFridayHabit.com to find show notes for this episode. There you can also find links to our websites and ways to get in touch. At the bottom of the page you can download our guide to the Friday Habit system that will show you how to set aside one full day each week dedicated to working on your business instead of in your business.If you enjoyed this episode please subscribe and leave us a review in the Apple podcasts app.If you have a question or a topic you'd like us to cover don't forget to record us a quick voice memo and send it to email@example.comThanks for listening to The Friday Habit.Until next time. Live every day like it's Friday.Listen, rate, and subscribe!Apple PodcastsSpotifyGoogle Podcasts
This week's episode of the Passing Judgement podcast, we are joined by the president of CREW (Citizens for Responsibility and Ethics in Washington), Noah Bookbinder. We delve into the recent lawsuit filed by CREW in Colorado. The suit claims that former President Trump is disqualified from holding public office due to his alleged violation of Section 3 of the 14th Amendment. This provision prohibits individuals who have engaged in insurrection or rebellion against the United States from holding federal or state office. Tune in to better understand the intersection between the law, politics, and the preservation of democracy.Here are the three key takeaways from the episode:1️⃣ In the state of Colorado there's a unique law that allows voters to sue to remove candidates who are not qualified to serve. This provided an avenue for the plaintiffs, 6 Republican and unaffiliated Colorado voters, to challenge Trump's eligibility for the ballot.2️⃣ The lawsuit is considered ripe for review because Trump has already declared himself a candidate for president, actively fundraising, and giving campaign speeches. With the possibility of him filing paperwork and being put on the ballot, time is of the essence for this case.3️⃣ Section 3 of the 14th Amendment: This provision was added to the Constitution after the Civil War to prevent those who engaged in insurrection or rebellion against the United States from holding public office. Previous cases and decisions in state courts have interpreted and applied this section to disqualify individuals. CREW's success in a similar case in New Mexico highlights the potential impact of this provision.Follow Our Guest:On X formerly known as Twitter: @NoahBookbinderCheck out CREW here. Follow Our Host:On X formerly known as Twitter: @LevinsonJessica
The Supreme Court referred a 1998 judgment that provided immunity to MPs and MLAs in cash-for-votes cases to a seven-judge bench Wednesday, citing chance to ‘straighten the law'.----more----Read full article here: https://theprint.in/theprint-essential/sc-to-revisit-judgment-protecting-mps-mlas-who-take-cash-for-votes-what-it-could-mean/1772391/
Len Penzo talks about 5 strategies for protecting your 401k from economic collapse Episode 2455: 5 Strategies for Protecting Your 401(k) Savings from Economic Collapse by Len Penzo Len Penzo writes about personal finance and macroeconomics on his eponymous personal finance blog, which has been twice-honored as a Kiplinger Best Money Blog, and honored with two Plutus Awards for Best Personal Finance Blog. Len's personal finance articles have been featured in the New York Times, MSN, Business Insider, Money, Time, Forbes, The Huffington Post, Yahoo! Finance, CBS MoneyWatch and Clark Howard, just to name a few. His focus is on the importance of personal responsibility — not only for our personal finances, but also for everything else we do in life. The original post is located here: https://lenpenzo.com/blog/id25073-5-strategies-for-protecting-your-401k-savings-from-economic-collapse-2.html Visit Me Online at OLDPodcast.com Interested in advertising on the show? https://www.advertisecast.com/OptimalFinanceDaily Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Colorado's defense has had select moments this year in which they've made plays, such as a pair of redzone interceptions against TCU in their 45-42 week 1 upset victory. If the Ducks avoid mistakes like that, they'll be able to score on Deion Sanders' defensive unit. On today's episode of Locked On Ducks, Spencer McLaughlin examines big-picture components of this week's showdown with Colorado. Some Oregon fans are getting a serious taste of the hype train and ultimate buy in generated by Colorado fans. Oregon is a big favorite with the betting line hovering around 3 touchdowns (21 points give or take). If the Ducks' defense is able to do its job this Saturday and avoid penalties, Oregon is capable of winning by more than that. JOIN THE LOCKED ON DUCKS SUBTEXT COMMUNITY https://joinsubtext.com/lockedonducks Support Us By Supporting Our Sponsors! DoorDash Get fifty percent off your first DoorDash order up to a twenty-dollar value when you use code lockedoncollege at checkout. Limited time offer, terms apply. Betterhelp This podcast is sponsored by BetterHelp.If you're thinking of starting therapy, give BetterHelp a try. Visit BetterHelp.com/lockedoncollege today to get 10% off your first month. Birddogs Go to birddogs.com/lockedoncollege or enter promo code LOCKEDONCOLLEGE for a free water bottle with any purchase. You won't want to take your birddogs off we promise you. Jase Medical Save more than $360 by getting these lifesaving antibiotics with Jase Medical plus an additional $20 off by using code LOCKEDON at checkout on jasemedical.com. Athletic Brewing Go to AthleticBrewing.com and enter code LOCKEDON to get 15% off your first online order or find a store near you! Athletic Brewing. Milford, CT and San Diego, CA. Near Beer. Gametime Download the Gametime app, create an account, and use code LOCKEDONCOLLEGE for $20 off your first purchase. LinkedIn LinkedIn Jobs helps you find the qualified candidates you want to talk to, faster. Post your job for free at LinkedIn.com/LOCKEDONCOLLEGE. Terms and conditions apply. FanDuel Make Every Moment More. Right now, NEW customers can bet FIVE DOLLARS and get TWO HUNDRED in BONUS BETS – GUARANTEED. Visit FanDuel.com/LOCKEDON to get started. FANDUEL DISCLAIMER: 21+ in select states. First online real money wager only. Bonus issued as nonwithdrawable free bets that expires in 14 days. Restrictions apply. See terms at sportsbook.fanduel.com. Gambling Problem? Call 1-800-GAMBLER or visit FanDuel.com/RG (CO, IA, MD, MI, NJ, PA, IL, VA, WV), 1-800-NEXT-STEP or text NEXTSTEP to 53342 (AZ), 1-888-789-7777 or visit ccpg.org/chat (CT), 1-800-9-WITH-IT (IN), 1-800-522-4700 (WY, KS) or visit ksgamblinghelp.com (KS), 1-877-770-STOP (LA), 1-877-8-HOPENY or text HOPENY (467369) (NY), TN REDLINE 1-800-889-9789 (TN) Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
In this episode, I am joined by Dr. Anthony Balduzzi to discuss how to prioritize health over the age of forty. Dr. Balduzzi shares his personal connection to the topic, having witnessed his father's battle with cancer and subsequent passing at a young age. This experience shaped his perspective on prioritizing health, especially as we age. The conversation explores the key aspects of health that individuals over 40 should focus on and emphasizes the significance of maintaining a lifestyle that supports overall well-being. Show notes: [00:01:21] Lessons from losing a parent. [00:03:16] Aging and health in 40s. [00:07:30] Daily walking and its benefits. [00:09:47] The importance of nutrition. [00:12:35] Breakfast recommendations. [00:16:30] Lunch and snack options. [00:19:03] The perfect plate concept. [00:23:18] Sleep and circadian rhythm. [00:25:10] Protecting circadian rhythm and melatonin. [00:29:09] Fasting for optimal health. [00:31:29] Healthier mitochondria. [00:34:57] Advice to your younger self. More About Dr. Balduzzi: Dr. Anthony Balduzzi, the founder and CEO of the Fit Father Project and Fit Mother Project, experienced a pivotal moment in his childhood when he watched his own father work relentlessly, only to succumb to illness and pass away at the young age of 42. Anthony was just 9 years old at the time. This life-changing event inspired him to dedicate his life to helping busy fathers and mothers aged 40 and above lose weight, build muscle, and improve their overall health for the well-being of their families. As a licensed Naturopathic Doctor in Arizona, Dr. Balduzzi also holds dual degrees in Nutrition and Psychology from the University of Pennsylvania. In addition to his academic achievements, he is a former national champion bodybuilder. Through his unwavering commitment and efforts, Dr. Balduzzi has successfully helped over 60,000 families across more than 100 countries through his Fit Father and Fit Mother Programs. Resources from this Episode: FitFatherProject.com FitMotherProject.com Facebook Instagram YouTube LinkedIn Follow Dr. Karen Litzy on Social Media: Karen's Twitter Karen's Instagram Karen's LinkedIn Subscribe to Healthy, Wealthy & Smart: YouTube Website Apple Podcast Spotify SoundCloud Stitcher iHeart Radio
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This is third of four podcast episodes related to WordPress security. It's the third of our four-part security mini series. Prior to that, the other episodes featured Calvin Alkan as well as Akshat Choudhary. This is Thomas from, we watch your website giving his impression of the state of WordPress security. I did the spiel before, but I'm going to do it again in order to not put anybody's noses out of joint and to make it as fair as possible. I recorded four episodes with Calvin, Akshat, Thomas, and in a future episode, Dan Knauss from SolidWP. They all have that chance to explain the malware madness as we'll get into a little bit later. How WordPress security plugins do or don't, depending on your point of view, protect your WordPress website. Thomas is giving his opinion today and we go into loads of ground. We talk about such subjects as security plugin, and cleanup processes, previous attacks, challenges, and vulnerabilities, security features, Thomas' expertise, protecting your WordPress by blocking IPs, the motivations of hackers, and so much more.
If you're thinking the title of this week's episode sounds distinctly like it's describing modern day espionage and intelligence agencies you would be right! We are super excited to share this exclusive conversation with Cyber Security leader, Abigail Bradshaw. Abi is Head of the Australian Cyber Security Centre (ACSC) which is part of the national Foreign Intelligence agency known as the Australian Signals Directorate. Abi describes her job as “revealing other peoples' secrets whilst protecting our own”. The agency she heads, the ACSC, is tasked with protecting Australia's communications and technology networks, and all Australians, from malicious cyber activity. That includes threats from both sovereign nations and cyber criminals.Suffice to say, Abi is a very busy person! Abi has had a fascinating career and is passionate about serving her country. She's also really passionate about seeing more women in leadership roles and is proud of the number of women who are working with her at the agency. In this episode you'll hear: How Abi's career journey took her from being a lawyer in the Navy to a key role in an intelligence agencyWhy Abi realised she had to change her leadership style significantly when she started her current role, The pros and cons of having to lock your mobile away all day; andHer seriously informed tips of how we can all protect ourselves from cyber crime. This really is a special episode so synchronise watches, put your phones on silent, and enjoy this conversation with the dynamic and patriotic Abigail Bradshaw.Useful LinksAustralian Signals Directorate website Australian Cyber Security Centre websiteFree cyber advice Link to TAFE Cyber Essential 8 course Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
Sustainability has quickly risen to the top of corporate agendas, as shareholders, investors, employees, policy makers, and other stakeholders demand action. We talk with two passionate leaders – Kate Brandt, Chief Sustainability Officer at Google and Sophia Mendelsohn, former Chief Sustainability Officer and Head of ESG at Cognizant – about how they embed sustainability into their organizations' core business strategy. They'll share how they've mastered the role of “CEO whisperer” to drive top-down change and connect sustainability initiatives to their company's business, products and supply chain. We'll talk about why it's critical to shift our thinking from how to reduce our business impact on climate change to how to reduce climate change's impact on our business. And for those interested in becoming a CSO, Kate and Sophia share their career advice on how to navigate the often-undefined path to the role. If you'd like to learn more about Sustainable Leadership, check out Redefiners host Clarke Murphy's new book, Sustainable Leadership: Lessons of Vision, Courage, and Grit from the CEOs Who Dared to Build a Better World. The book is a complete blueprint for infusing sustainability across business strategy, all while growing your bottom line. Drawing on the stories of 35+ CEOs at world-leading companies, including Adidas, Heineken, Duke Energy, Natura &Co, Maersk, Mahindra Steel, and Salesforce, veteran leadership expert Clarke shows how sustainability action is within reach of every business executive. Perfect for CEOs and boards across industries, Sustainable Leadership is also a can't miss book for sustainability experts, entrepreneurs, and next-generation leaders looking to make sense of the latest—and most profitable—sustainability strategies. Order your copy here. To hear more from other global leaders on sustainability, you might also enjoy these Redefiners episodes: Feeding the World and Protecting the Planet with Yara International CEO Svein Tore Holsether Thriving Through Adversity: How WTO's Dr. Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala is Solving Global Problems How the Barely Possible Can Overcome the Barely Solvable with First Mode's Chris Voorhees
In the episode, we deep-dived into saving the old forests with Rimante Paulaskaite-Digaitiene from the Sengire Fondas (The Ancient Woods Foundation), which aims to acquire the first 100 hectares of old forests in Lithuania by the end of this year and leave them for nature. "So the organisation was founded in 2020 aiming to protect the last remaining forest plots of old-growth forests, the last remaining biologically very valuable forest plots, like fragments, and don't do anything with that, meaning leaving it to nature to develop naturally. So it really becomes the real old-growth forest," she said. "It may seem that it's not much, especially when you sit near the computer and look at the data, look at the Excel, but when you get to those forests, you understand what you're doing, understand why you're doing that. And it seems a lot easier to understand when you get there," she said. The foundation was launched after "Sengire", a nature documentary Mindaugas Survila shot over many years, became an unexpected hit in Lithuania and abroad. The movie is available through Vimeo's on-demand service. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit meg