From the BBC World Service: It’s a pretty big deal too – China is the world’s biggest energy consumer. But Beijing is being cautious about how much it supports Moscow, especially when it comes to the build-up of Russian troops at Russia’s border with Ukraine. And, scientists in South Africa say they’ve produced a version of Moderna’s COVID-19 vaccine.
Dr. Robert Chialdini's book “Influence: Psychology of Persuasion” applies to many facets of life. However, it can also be applied specifically to real estate. In today's episode of The Real Estate Sales Podcast, Jimmy breaks down the six core principles discussed in Dr. Chialdini's book and how you can apply these principles to your real estate business. Principle of Reciprocity If someone gives, we naturally want to give back. What are you giving to your potential or future clients to foster this principle? In a similar vein, what are you doing to thank past clients? If you want to get referrals, give them something first, like a card or small gift. Principle of Consistency Consistency is how people will get to know you better, and it tells people who you are as a person. Provide a monthly newsletter and consistently add to your social media platform to encourage trust in your audience, ultimately leading to more business. Principle of Social Proof Online testimonials and recommendations are an easy example of social proof - they encourage people to work with you! When you close a home, share the story of how you helped someone reach their goal of owning a home rather than bragging about closing the sale. This is social proof encourages observers to want the same. Principle of Liking We're in the know, like, and trust business. People won't want to work with you if you're not likable. It's as simple as that. Principle of Authority People like doing business with authority figures (who are people who know and understand what they're doing.) You can set yourself as an authority figure in real estate by providing updates, market reports, and other information that provides value to prospects. Principle of Scarcity People make decisions based on a fear of missing out. Since the pandemic, we've seen this; people want a house because they're scared they won't be able to otherwise. Plus, Interest rates are also lower than they've ever been, further encouraging people to buy out of fear. While it might be a seller's market now, the market is constantly fluctuating, and there's always a need for realtors to make the buying and selling process happen. Applying these principles allows you to serve your clients better, get in touch with more people in your community, and have a more significant impact on your business. If that's not reason enough to implement them in your everyday work, we're not sure what is. Do you have a video or content idea that is perfect for your business? Share it with Jimmy! Connect with Jimmy Burgess on LinkedIn and Facebook and his YouTube channel. If you like what you heard today, we'd love it if you'd share a rating or review and then subscribe to the podcast and tell others about it as well. You can find The Real Estate Sales Podcast on Apple Podcasts, Google Podcasts, Spotify, Audible, and our website, The Real Estate Sales Podcast.
In this week's “Throwback Thursday / Where are they now?” segment, we hear from Carrie Buchanan, founder of the Bombshell Baking Company. This full-time social worker earns up to $4,000/weekend selling themed cookies at conventions. Side Hustle School features a new episode EVERY DAY, featuring detailed case studies of people who earn extra money without quitting their job. This year, the show includes free guided lessons and listener Q&A several days each week. Show notes: SideHustleSchool.com Email: email@example.com Be on the show: SideHustleSchool.com/questions Connect on Twitter: @chrisguillebeau Connect on Instagram: @193countries Visit Chris's main site: ChrisGuillebeau.com If you're enjoying the show, please pass it along! It's free and has been published every single day since January 1, 2017. We're also very grateful for your five-star ratings—it shows that people are listening and looking forward to new episodes.
"The way we cool things down is heating the planet even more," says sustainable development expert Rachel Kyte -- and the solutions go well beyond just fixing air-conditioning. She identifies four major areas with transformative solutions -- from roofs painted with bright white paint to solar control glass to more efficient cold chains for vaccines -- that can be implemented in fair and sustainable ways. Learn more about what a community designed for cool could look like.
"The way we cool things down is heating the planet even more," says sustainable development expert Rachel Kyte -- and the solutions go well beyond just fixing air-conditioning. She identifies four major areas with transformative solutions -- from roofs painted with bright white paint to solar control glass to more efficient cold chains for vaccines -- that can be implemented in fair and sustainable ways. Learn more about what a community designed for cool could look like.
"The way we cool things down is heating the planet even more," says sustainable development expert Rachel Kyte -- and the solutions go well beyond just fixing air-conditioning. She identifies four major areas with transformative solutions -- from roofs painted with bright white paint to solar control glass to more efficient cold chains for vaccines -- that can be implemented in fair and sustainable ways. Learn more about what a community designed for cool could look like.
In this episode, I am doing a run-through of the things I consider and do when starting a specific seed. Hope it helps! Is it a cool or warm-season annual seed? When should be planting cool or warm-season transplants? What is this seed's preferred method to start? Based on 1-3 answers, when should I start the seed it? With soil blocking, remembering to shave off 1/3 of the time recommended to sprout and grow into a transplant as with conventional methods. My process of seed starting to grow awesome quick transplants with soil blocks: Place the trays of just sown soil blocks on a seedling heat mat. I aim for air temperature in the growing area to be: 65-70 degrees for cool-season annuals and 70-85 degrees for warm-season. Move from seedling heat mats to grow lights when 50% of seeds show signs of life. Provide 16 hours of intense bright light daily with grow lights. Water all soil blocks (on mats and under lights) each morning. Blocks should be dry or close to it each morning. If still moist in the morning adjust your air temperature to warmer. Once a week I include in my watering can for morning watering chores: Monday--Seaweed Fish fertilizer according to directions (grow light only trays), Wednesday--Gnatrol according to directions for fungus gnat control (all trays lights and mats). Seed Starting Made Easy online course My Learning Center Field & Garden Blog My YouTube Channel Seed Starting Equipment All Things Soil Blocking Enjoy! Hosted by Lisa Ziegler The Gardener's Workshop and Flower Farming School Online and the publisher of Farmer-Florist School Online and Florist School Online. Award-winning Author of Vegetables Love Flowers and Cool Flowers. Watch Lisa's Story and view her blog Field & Garden. Connect with Lisa on Facebook and Instagram!
Listen in as Tom and Dan answer your questions about who should handle materials and quotes when you hire a sub, a reasonable warranty timeline, explaining profit margins to customers when you hire a sub and determining what rate to charge. In this episode, we answer the questions… Question1: I hire subs, and take care of the quotes, materials, orders, designs, etc. Is that your responsibility for hiring them? And what is the general contractor and subcontractor offering on each project? If you're subbing out to a framer, expect the framer to buy the materials. You can negotiate when the work is done. Take responsibility for the material to ensure top-quality finishes are used. Question2: What is a good warranty timeline? I'm a deck builder. If you're building something structural, it would be several years Warranty is not a problem. It becomes a customer service opportunity to get in front of people and get the deal done. Question 3: If you took 25% on a project after subcontracting, and the customer asked for a breakdown, how would you explain it to them? You are the one they hired, so if your sub goes out of business, you are responsible for paying for repairs, you are warranting the job, and they are coming after you, not your sub. 25 percent is too little—it should be double what your subs charge you Your customer should never know your targets. Question 4: We offer a wide variety of services. Would you recommend charging different rates for different projects as long as I hit my target of $80 an hour per man-hour? Provide services that are easy to find for the customer, and the labor is easy to locate with a hassle-free experience Offering so many services would be difficult to justify Resources: == Join us in BATTLEGROUND == Everything your contracting business needs in one comprehensive program with three main focus areas: Leadership, Communication, and Numbers. For more info check out: https://TheContractorFight.com/Battleground == Get your questions answered and connect with other contractors building stronger businesses in The Contractor Fight: https://thecontractorfight.com/facebook == Order your free copy of Tom's book Winning the Contractor Fight (Just pay to ship) == https://thecontractorfight.com/book == Find Us on Social Media == YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/c/TomReber Instagram: https://thecontractorfight.com/ig Live Unafraid Swag: https://thecontractorfight.com/unafraid
My next guest is a customer growth strategist. He also calls himself a ruckus maker and a customer advocate. He helps organizations eliminate customer challenges, and creates market-beating customer results, predictably, at scale, in any environment. Welcome to Scale Your Sales podcast, Jermaine Edwards. 0:00 Consume Information Effectively to Provide Insight and Enhance the Value Service. 4:51 A platform is designed to connect other platforms and quickly create customer reports. 6:42 Transparency is key to developing the customer and buyer relationship. 8:30 The number one KPI to demonstrate on reports is the Impact Quotient looking at 7 areas of specific impact. 12:51 Clients demand a higher expectation of value and impact. 15:28 Key accounts is now a strategy rather than just a function. 22:06 If we just opened up and asked, where else can we get the best possible talent? We will be surprised by the diverse outcomes. Jermaineedwards.com linkedin.com/in/jermaineedwards jsaedwards Janice B Gordon, the awarding-winning Customer Growth Expert and founder of Scale Your Sales Framework. She is by LinkedIn Sales 15 Innovating Sales Influencers to Follow 2021, the Top 50 Global Thought Leaders and Influencers on Customer Experience Nov 2020 and of 150 Women B2B Thought Leader You Should Follow in 2021 Janice helps companies around the world to reimagine revenue growth through customer experience and sales. Book Janice to speak virtually at your next event https://janicebgordon.com LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/janice-b-gordon Twitter: https://twitter.com/JaniceBGordon Scale Your Sales Podcast: http://scaleyoursales-podcast.co.uk/ More on the blog https://scaleyoursales.co.uk/blog Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/janicebgordon Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/ScaleYourSalesJBG
Welcome back to another episode of Weiss Advice! With me today the one and only Abel Pacheco. He's the president, CEO and Founder of 5T Commercial Real Estate. He is the host of the 5 Talents podcast. He's been investing in Real Estate for over a decade, and has gotten into Multifamily Syndications over the past several years. Besides, he's been helping hundreds of people invest passively in commercial real estate.Let's dive in to know more about his work and story![00:01 - 07:07] Abel - CEO of 5t Commercial Real EstateAbel shares a little bit of his background:Multifamily syndication space.Create Passive income.Single family house investing .PFS (Personal Financial Statement)The cash flow - Passive investing.[07:08 - 23:59] The Value in Multifamily and Commercial Real Estate InvestingAbel talks about the motivation to start his podcast.5 Talents Podcast.Pandemic: set up a network..Social media: successful people in sales, tech, commercial real estate field.In-person meetings.100 % focus on multifamily education.No fees, no charges.Find new patterns, new investors: outcome is networking.Virtual webinars during lockdown.Connections all over the country.The return to in person meetings after vaccination.Start the meetups back -Once a month.Networking, creating the environment, visitors from other states and countries.Transition from doing all the education to take action.Mindset changes: keeping going, buying houses, etc.ABCs of Real Estate Investing - Ken McElRoyMake tactical plans.Separate yourself from your actions.Abel provides examples of how to change your mindset in other areas of your life.Discipline.A plan of action.Believe in yourself.[24:00 - 32:47] The Final FourWhat's a book you've read that has given you a paradigm shift?The Seven habits of highly effective peopleThe Bible.What is a skill or talent that you would like to learn?Learn Spanish.What does success mean to you?“Provide for me and my family.”Connect with Abel.Links below.Tweetable Quotes:“You have to have a map planned of where you wanna go, but more importantly you have to allow yourself to believe that those things can happen, you can make that happen, and if it doesn't happen today, you can go after again tomorrow .” - Abel Pacheco“ But if I had no money for $0 You can still enjoy and spend time with loved ones. And that's going to make you more fulfilled, I think, than any dollar amount.” - Abel PachecoResources Mentioned:The Surrender Experiment - Michael A. SingerSupport the show (https://www.buymeacoffee.com/weissadvice)
Psalms and Wisdom: Psalm 19 Psalm 19 (Listen) The Law of the Lord Is Perfect To the choirmaster. A Psalm of David. 19 The heavens declare the glory of God, and the sky above1 proclaims his handiwork.2 Day to day pours out speech, and night to night reveals knowledge.3 There is no speech, nor are there words, whose voice is not heard.4 Their voice2 goes out through all the earth, and their words to the end of the world. In them he has set a tent for the sun,5 which comes out like a bridegroom leaving his chamber, and, like a strong man, runs its course with joy.6 Its rising is from the end of the heavens, and its circuit to the end of them, and there is nothing hidden from its heat. 7 The law of the LORD is perfect,3 reviving the soul; the testimony of the LORD is sure, making wise the simple;8 the precepts of the LORD are right, rejoicing the heart; the commandment of the LORD is pure, enlightening the eyes;9 the fear of the LORD is clean, enduring forever; the rules4 of the LORD are true, and righteous altogether.10 More to be desired are they than gold, even much fine gold; sweeter also than honey and drippings of the honeycomb.11 Moreover, by them is your servant warned; in keeping them there is great reward. 12 Who can discern his errors? Declare me innocent from hidden faults.13 Keep back your servant also from presumptuous sins; let them not have dominion over me! Then I shall be blameless, and innocent of great transgression. 14 Let the words of my mouth and the meditation of my heart be acceptable in your sight, O LORD, my rock and my redeemer. Footnotes  19:1 Hebrew the expanse; compare Genesis 1:6–8  19:4 Or Their measuring line  19:7 Or blameless  19:9 Or just decrees (ESV) Pentateuch and History: Genesis 19 Genesis 19 (Listen) God Rescues Lot 19 The two angels came to Sodom in the evening, and Lot was sitting in the gate of Sodom. When Lot saw them, he rose to meet them and bowed himself with his face to the earth 2 and said, “My lords, please turn aside to your servant's house and spend the night and wash your feet. Then you may rise up early and go on your way.” They said, “No; we will spend the night in the town square.” 3 But he pressed them strongly; so they turned aside to him and entered his house. And he made them a feast and baked unleavened bread, and they ate. 4 But before they lay down, the men of the city, the men of Sodom, both young and old, all the people to the last man, surrounded the house. 5 And they called to Lot, “Where are the men who came to you tonight? Bring them out to us, that we may know them.” 6 Lot went out to the men at the entrance, shut the door after him, 7 and said, “I beg you, my brothers, do not act so wickedly. 8 Behold, I have two daughters who have not known any man. Let me bring them out to you, and do to them as you please. Only do nothing to these men, for they have come under the shelter of my roof.” 9 But they said, “Stand back!” And they said, “This fellow came to sojourn, and he has become the judge! Now we will deal worse with you than with them.” Then they pressed hard against the man Lot, and drew near to break the door down. 10 But the men reached out their hands and brought Lot into the house with them and shut the door. 11 And they struck with blindness the men who were at the entrance of the house, both small and great, so that they wore themselves out groping for the door. 12 Then the men said to Lot, “Have you anyone else here? Sons-in-law, sons, daughters, or anyone you have in the city, bring them out of the place. 13 For we are about to destroy this place, because the outcry against its people has become great before the LORD, and the LORD has sent us to destroy it.” 14 So Lot went out and said to his sons-in-law, who were to marry his daughters, “Up! Get out of this place, for the LORD is about to destroy the city.” But he seemed to his sons-in-law to be jesting. 15 As morning dawned, the angels urged Lot, saying, “Up! Take your wife and your two daughters who are here, lest you be swept away in the punishment of the city.” 16 But he lingered. So the men seized him and his wife and his two daughters by the hand, the LORD being merciful to him, and they brought him out and set him outside the city. 17 And as they brought them out, one said, “Escape for your life. Do not look back or stop anywhere in the valley. Escape to the hills, lest you be swept away.” 18 And Lot said to them, “Oh, no, my lords. 19 Behold, your servant has found favor in your sight, and you have shown me great kindness in saving my life. But I cannot escape to the hills, lest the disaster overtake me and I die. 20 Behold, this city is near enough to flee to, and it is a little one. Let me escape there—is it not a little one?—and my life will be saved!” 21 He said to him, “Behold, I grant you this favor also, that I will not overthrow the city of which you have spoken. 22 Escape there quickly, for I can do nothing till you arrive there.” Therefore the name of the city was called Zoar.1 God Destroys Sodom 23 The sun had risen on the earth when Lot came to Zoar. 24 Then the LORD rained on Sodom and Gomorrah sulfur and fire from the LORD out of heaven. 25 And he overthrew those cities, and all the valley, and all the inhabitants of the cities, and what grew on the ground. 26 But Lot's wife, behind him, looked back, and she became a pillar of salt. 27 And Abraham went early in the morning to the place where he had stood before the LORD. 28 And he looked down toward Sodom and Gomorrah and toward all the land of the valley, and he looked and, behold, the smoke of the land went up like the smoke of a furnace. 29 So it was that, when God destroyed the cities of the valley, God remembered Abraham and sent Lot out of the midst of the overthrow when he overthrew the cities in which Lot had lived. Lot and His Daughters 30 Now Lot went up out of Zoar and lived in the hills with his two daughters, for he was afraid to live in Zoar. So he lived in a cave with his two daughters. 31 And the firstborn said to the younger, “Our father is old, and there is not a man on earth to come in to us after the manner of all the earth. 32 Come, let us make our father drink wine, and we will lie with him, that we may preserve offspring from our father.” 33 So they made their father drink wine that night. And the firstborn went in and lay with her father. He did not know when she lay down or when she arose. 34 The next day, the firstborn said to the younger, “Behold, I lay last night with my father. Let us make him drink wine tonight also. Then you go in and lie with him, that we may preserve offspring from our father.” 35 So they made their father drink wine that night also. And the younger arose and lay with him, and he did not know when she lay down or when she arose. 36 Thus both the daughters of Lot became pregnant by their father. 37 The firstborn bore a son and called his name Moab.2 He is the father of the Moabites to this day. 38 The younger also bore a son and called his name Ben-ammi.3 He is the father of the Ammonites to this day. Footnotes  19:22 Zoar means little  19:37 Moab sounds like the Hebrew for from father  19:38 Ben-ammi means son of my people (ESV) Chronicles and Prophets: 1 Chronicles 21:18–22:19 1 Chronicles 21:18–22:19 (Listen) David Builds an Altar 18 Now the angel of the LORD had commanded Gad to say to David that David should go up and raise an altar to the LORD on the threshing floor of Ornan the Jebusite. 19 So David went up at Gad's word, which he had spoken in the name of the LORD. 20 Now Ornan was threshing wheat. He turned and saw the angel, and his four sons who were with him hid themselves. 21 As David came to Ornan, Ornan looked and saw David and went out from the threshing floor and paid homage to David with his face to the ground. 22 And David said to Ornan, “Give me the site of the threshing floor that I may build on it an altar to the LORD—give it to me at its full price—that the plague may be averted from the people.” 23 Then Ornan said to David, “Take it, and let my lord the king do what seems good to him. See, I give the oxen for burnt offerings and the threshing sledges for the wood and the wheat for a grain offering; I give it all.” 24 But King David said to Ornan, “No, but I will buy them for the full price. I will not take for the LORD what is yours, nor offer burnt offerings that cost me nothing.” 25 So David paid Ornan 600 shekels1 of gold by weight for the site. 26 And David built there an altar to the LORD and presented burnt offerings and peace offerings and called on the LORD, and the LORD2 answered him with fire from heaven upon the altar of burnt offering. 27 Then the LORD commanded the angel, and he put his sword back into its sheath. 28 At that time, when David saw that the LORD had answered him at the threshing floor of Ornan the Jebusite, he sacrificed there. 29 For the tabernacle of the LORD, which Moses had made in the wilderness, and the altar of burnt offering were at that time in the high place at Gibeon, 30 but David could not go before it to inquire of God, for he was afraid of the sword of the angel of the LORD. 22 Then David said, “Here shall be the house of the LORD God and here the altar of burnt offering for Israel.” David Prepares for Temple Building 2 David commanded to gather together the resident aliens who were in the land of Israel, and he set stonecutters to prepare dressed stones for building the house of God. 3 David also provided great quantities of iron for nails for the doors of the gates and for clamps, as well as bronze in quantities beyond weighing, 4 and cedar timbers without number, for the Sidonians and Tyrians brought great quantities of cedar to David. 5 For David said, “Solomon my son is young and inexperienced, and the house that is to be built for the LORD must be exceedingly magnificent, of fame and glory throughout all lands. I will therefore make preparation for it.” So David provided materials in great quantity before his death. Solomon Charged to Build the Temple 6 Then he called for Solomon his son and charged him to build a house for the LORD, the God of Israel. 7 David said to Solomon, “My son, I had it in my heart to build a house to the name of the LORD my God. 8 But the word of the LORD came to me, saying, ‘You have shed much blood and have waged great wars. You shall not build a house to my name, because you have shed so much blood before me on the earth. 9 Behold, a son shall be born to you who shall be a man of rest. I will give him rest from all his surrounding enemies. For his name shall be Solomon, and I will give peace and quiet to Israel in his days. 10 He shall build a house for my name. He shall be my son, and I will be his father, and I will establish his royal throne in Israel forever.' 11 “Now, my son, the LORD be with you, so that you may succeed in building the house of the LORD your God, as he has spoken concerning you. 12 Only, may the LORD grant you discretion and understanding, that when he gives you charge over Israel you may keep the law of the LORD your God. 13 Then you will prosper if you are careful to observe the statutes and the rules that the LORD commanded Moses for Israel. Be strong and courageous. Fear not; do not be dismayed. 14 With great pains I have provided for the house of the LORD 100,000 talents3 of gold, a million talents of silver, and bronze and iron beyond weighing, for there is so much of it; timber and stone, too, I have provided. To these you must add. 15 You have an abundance of workmen: stonecutters, masons, carpenters, and all kinds of craftsmen without number, skilled in working 16 gold, silver, bronze, and iron. Arise and work! The LORD be with you!” 17 David also commanded all the leaders of Israel to help Solomon his son, saying, 18 “Is not the LORD your God with you? And has he not given you peace4 on every side? For he has delivered the inhabitants of the land into my hand, and the land is subdued before the LORD and his people. 19 Now set your mind and heart to seek the LORD your God. Arise and build the sanctuary of the LORD God, so that the ark of the covenant of the LORD and the holy vessels of God may be brought into a house built for the name of the LORD.” Footnotes  21:25 A shekel was about 2/5 ounce or 11 grams  21:26 Hebrew he  22:14 A talent was about 75 pounds or 34 kilograms  22:18 Or rest (see 22:9) (ESV) Gospels and Epistles: Luke 12:13–48 Luke 12:13–48 (Listen) The Parable of the Rich Fool 13 Someone in the crowd said to him, “Teacher, tell my brother to divide the inheritance with me.” 14 But he said to him, “Man, who made me a judge or arbitrator over you?” 15 And he said to them, “Take care, and be on your guard against all covetousness, for one's life does not consist in the abundance of his possessions.” 16 And he told them a parable, saying, “The land of a rich man produced plentifully, 17 and he thought to himself, ‘What shall I do, for I have nowhere to store my crops?' 18 And he said, ‘I will do this: I will tear down my barns and build larger ones, and there I will store all my grain and my goods. 19 And I will say to my soul, “Soul, you have ample goods laid up for many years; relax, eat, drink, be merry.”' 20 But God said to him, ‘Fool! This night your soul is required of you, and the things you have prepared, whose will they be?' 21 So is the one who lays up treasure for himself and is not rich toward God.” Do Not Be Anxious 22 And he said to his disciples, “Therefore I tell you, do not be anxious about your life, what you will eat, nor about your body, what you will put on. 23 For life is more than food, and the body more than clothing. 24 Consider the ravens: they neither sow nor reap, they have neither storehouse nor barn, and yet God feeds them. Of how much more value are you than the birds! 25 And which of you by being anxious can add a single hour to his span of life?1 26 If then you are not able to do as small a thing as that, why are you anxious about the rest? 27 Consider the lilies, how they grow: they neither toil nor spin,2 yet I tell you, even Solomon in all his glory was not arrayed like one of these. 28 But if God so clothes the grass, which is alive in the field today, and tomorrow is thrown into the oven, how much more will he clothe you, O you of little faith! 29 And do not seek what you are to eat and what you are to drink, nor be worried. 30 For all the nations of the world seek after these things, and your Father knows that you need them. 31 Instead, seek his3 kingdom, and these things will be added to you. 32 “Fear not, little flock, for it is your Father's good pleasure to give you the kingdom. 33 Sell your possessions, and give to the needy. Provide yourselves with moneybags that do not grow old, with a treasure in the heavens that does not fail, where no thief approaches and no moth destroys. 34 For where your treasure is, there will your heart be also. You Must Be Ready 35 “Stay dressed for action4 and keep your lamps burning, 36 and be like men who are waiting for their master to come home from the wedding feast, so that they may open the door to him at once when he comes and knocks. 37 Blessed are those servants5 whom the master finds awake when he comes. Truly, I say to you, he will dress himself for service and have them recline at table, and he will come and serve them. 38 If he comes in the second watch, or in the third, and finds them awake, blessed are those servants! 39 But know this, that if the master of the house had known at what hour the thief was coming, he6 would not have left his house to be broken into. 40 You also must be ready, for the Son of Man is coming at an hour you do not expect.” 41 Peter said, “Lord, are you telling this parable for us or for all?” 42 And the Lord said, “Who then is the faithful and wise manager, whom his master will set over his household, to give them their portion of food at the proper time? 43 Blessed is that servant7 whom his master will find so doing when he comes. 44 Truly, I say to you, he will set him over all his possessions. 45 But if that servant says to himself, ‘My master is delayed in coming,' and begins to beat the male and female servants, and to eat and drink and get drunk, 46 the master of that servant will come on a day when he does not expect him and at an hour he does not know, and will cut him in pieces and put him with the unfaithful. 47 And that servant who knew his master's will but did not get ready or act according to his will, will receive a severe beating. 48 But the one who did not know, and did what deserved a beating, will receive a light beating. Everyone to whom much was given, of him much will be required, and from him to whom they entrusted much, they will demand the more. Footnotes  12:25 Or a single cubit to his stature; a cubit was about 18 inches or 45 centimeters  12:27 Some manuscripts Consider the lilies; they neither spin nor weave  12:31 Some manuscripts God's  12:35 Greek Let your loins stay girded; compare Exodus 12:11  12:37 Or bondservants  12:39 Some manuscripts add would have stayed awake and  12:43 Or bondservant; also verses 45, 46, 47 (ESV)
In this rerun episode, Dennis talks about the circumstances where the subject does not need to provide ID. Recorded on 04/05/2017. If you like what you are hearing and want to stay in the loop with the latest in Street Cop Training, please follow our Facebook Page: https://www.facebook.com/StreetCopTraining
The Big Idea: I'm sure there is some area of your life in which you need God's provision. Whether it be the provision of finances, strength, peace, encouragement, direction, or even hope. Let's choose to believe that God will never fail.Main Points:1. I am struck by the sheer, raw faith of Abraham. At this time, Abraham didn't know how God would provide. He didn't know what would happen, but he did know that God had made him a promise concerning his son. God would not fail him. 2. Abraham was being tested by God. He was being asked to give up the thing that was most precious to him in this world. Would his faith in God be more important than anything else?3. Faith in God's provision is a choice. As I face my current situation not knowing what God will do or how he will do it, I will be like Abraham. I will lift my voice and say with confidence, “God himself will provide.”Today's Scripture Verse:Philippians 4:13 - “And my God will meet all your needs according to the riches of his glory in Christ Jesus.” Genesis 22:2 - “Take your son, your only son, whom you love—Isaac—and go to the region of Moriah. Sacrifice him there as a burnt offering on a mountain I will show you.”Genesis 22:7-8 - “ Isaac spoke up and said to his father Abraham, “Father?” “Yes, my son?” Abraham replied. “The fire and wood are here,” Isaac said, “but where is the lamb for the burnt offering Abraham answered, “God himself will provide the lamb for the burnt offering, my son.” And the two of them went on together.”Quick Links:Subscribe to The 5 Minute Discipleship NewsletterDonate to support this podcastLeave a review on Apple PodcastsGet a copy of The 5 Minute Discipleship JournalConnect on SocialJoin The 5 Minute Discipleship Facebook Group5 Minute Discipleship on InstagramLoren Hicks on InstagramRecent Episodes:#515: The Golden Rule revisited#514: Not ashamed of Jesus#513: Sometimes God says no
Simple Strategies For Driving Major Traffic To Your Biz In this episode, PR master Jen Gottlieb, teaches you how to find dream PR opportunities for your business. Whether you're looking to be featured in an article, get your podcast or blog featured, or land a spot as a guest on someone else's show, pursuing PR opportunities in your business means MORE traffic to your business. Period. Traffic to your website… your podcast… your newsletter… and so much more. Jen is the co-founder of the acclaimed PR company, Super Connector Media and has been featured in Forbes, Business Insider, CBS, Good Morning America, Goop, and more. And today, she's giving you a step-by-step approach for landing PR opportunities that will make you jump up and down with excitement, including: How to find the perfect opportunities that align with your goals How to make an irresistible pitch they can't say “no” to How to craft a story that effortlessly grabs media attention What you can do TODAY to have the tools to land a PR opportunity by next week This episode is for you even if you're just starting out – even if your business is still teeny tiny. Because your business deserves to be seen and you're the perfect person to speak to your area of expertise. Factor in Jen's expert guidance, put it all together, and you get a media feature in the making. Here's a glance at this episode... [08:29] PR is important because it gives you credibility and authority. This is a huge asset for entrepreneurs or anyone who has a story they want to share. [12:07] Getting media hits boils down to your relationships, clear messaging, timely topics, and getting clear on where you want to be featured. [19:55] We don't always realize the things that already exist in our life. Take inventory on relationships and mindset. [21:24] The Top 20 Tool. Make four columns on a piece of paper. Put your goal on top. Left column is People. List 20 people you've ever met who have some type of media connection. Influence. Rank influential on a scale of 1-10. Help. Rank how likely they would help you on a scale of 1-10. Grand total. Sum of previous three columns. Reach out and ask the top score people. Provide value to others. [32:38] Make a top-five media hit list. These are things that are already working for people doing things similar to what you are doing. [37:18] When pitching, speak to the audience. They care about what's happening now, so tie your pitch with a timely topic. [38:55] Creating a winning pitch. 1. Have a timely news hook. 2. Pitch the value-packed topic first and yourself second. 3. Back up your claims with statistics by linking to studies. 4. Add talking points. 5. Stand for what you believe in. Rate, Review, & Follow on Apple Podcasts "I love Amy and Online Marketing Made Easy."
In this special series of Taxes in Ten: International Tax, International Tax Practice Leader Leon Dutkiewicz joined by Tax Partner Paul Dailey. The discussion provided insight into the question, “Why stop at saving state taxes, when significant federal tax savings could be accomplished, as well?” Many view Puerto Rico as a legitimate tax haven for U.S. citizens who become bona fide Puerto Rican residents. A brief overview of the ACT 60 incentives and requirements will be provided. Taxes in 10 brought to you by Citrin Cooperman. Learn more Citrin Cooperman at www.citrincooperman.com/ Learn more about our host Leon Dutkiewicz here: https://www.citrincooperman.com/professionals/leon-dutkiewicz
What is the next best step you can take to get forward in your business? This podcast episode could just be it. On this very special 200th episode, join me and my amazing guests who came back on the show as they share their 2022 goals and pieces of advice in real estate, business, and beyond. Check it out![00:01 - 02:08] A Very Special Episode200 episodes of Weiss Advice[02:09 - 42:27] Episode 200 Bonanza!Adam Gower: Know your catchphraseRachel Richards: You really have to figure out your bottleneckAllison Weiss: Deeply connect to your whyRussell Weiss: Make your agenda and see real people every dayGary Lipsky: Best in Class; Never stop learningZach Hapstonstall: Do that first deal at all costsLeka Devatha: Focus on building your passive incomeElliott Indig: Do it with your mind, not with your heartTyler Deveraux: Provide value.Kaykay Singh: Invest in yourselfChad Sutton: Read Who Not HowLuc D'Abreau & Daisy Serrano: Do things that scare youBrian Briscoe: Your Big Burning Why, Diary of an Apartment InvestorChloe Cohen: Real Deals by Chloe, Hire a mentorTim Kelly: Gratitude, journals, connectPankaj Sharma: The patient always winLonny Wolfe: Thank youTim Vitale: Provide value without expecting a returnNick Moore: Hire to your weaknessMatt Picheny: Giving something out, not expecting something in returnMichael Plaks: Do something productiveSteven Libman: Give ‘til it hurtsOmar Khan: Keep the momentum goingJohn Espirian: Do the things that don't scaleDaniel Holmlund: A mindset of abundanceYosef Lee: Education, Network, ActionsNicole Gauthier: Pursue growth and give a helping handFerd Niemann: Mobile Home Park Lawyer Podcast, Provide value, give away free stuff, know and understand your whyEsther Reizes-Lowenbein: Have fun doing real estateBernard Reisz: Get past the superficialCrystal Beckett: Hone and grow the skills that you already haveLee Yoder: Time blocking works wondersJohn Casmon: Take action.[42:28 - 44:33] Closing SegmentFinal wordsResources Mentioned:The 7 Habits of Highly Effective PeopleStart with WhyPodchaserLEAVE A 5-STAR REVIEW by clicking this link. WHERE CAN I LEARN MORE?Be sure to follow me on the below platforms:Subscribe to the podcast on Apple, Spotify, Google, or Stitcher.LinkedInYoutubeExclusive Facebook Groupwww.yonahweiss.comNone of this could be possible without the awesome team at Buzzsprout. They make it easy to get your show listed on every major podcast platform.Support the show (https://www.buymeacoffee.com/weissadvice)
With a tech-savvy platform, Provide gives clinic owners loans for buying or starting their first practice. Andrew sits down with Brian from Provide as they talk dental financing in the post-COVID world. They talk creative financing, pre-qualification, and burning questions any pre-owner is itching to ask a lender. *** Dandy Labs: if you want a FREE 3Shape TRIOS scanner (costs 30k), sign up with Dandy at MeetDandy.com/SP. If you use this link you'll also get $250 in lab credits for free!
Nothing seemed to go right during the Cardinals Wild Card matchup with the Rams on Monday night at SoFi Stadium. Los Angeles dominated in all phases of the game during their 34-11 victory. Craig Grialou, Mike Jurecki and Drew Stanton try to make sense of what they saw and take a look forward to the long offseason ahead.
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Control. Mandate. Provide. Supporters of the monster state want you to believe that the constitution authorizes the feds to do these - and more - when it comes to your health care. They're ignorant. Or lying. Or both. The post Health Care and the Constitution, an Introduction first appeared on Tenth Amendment Center.
You're ready to plan for 2022, and that includes creating content to market your products and services. But you're so overwhelmed with #AllTheThings you're “supposed” to do. There's a huge pull to try to do it all and be everywhere. And while putting yourself out there online is important, it is possible to do it without the overwhelm…and without hiring it out. On this episode of the podcast, I'm chatting with Abby Herman of The Content Experiment about creating a minimum viable content marketing strategy. I have to warn you that we do talk about “shoulds” in your marketing because there are some things that you should really be doing if you want to get visible online. Listen closely because not one of us does this perfectly, and Abby shares one of her “oops” moments when it came to an email sequence that she had running on its own. And I share my own Twitter “oops” moment that I blame on my ADHD. Don't get overwhelmed by content this year. It's okay to find what works for you and then grow your content strategy from there. In fact, I think that's how you “should” do it! (See what I did there?) About Abby Herman: Abby Herman is a content strategist and consultant for service-based business owners who want to gain visibility for their businesses with personalized content strategies and implementation. She specializes in idea generation and content strategy and delivery so her clients can keep on doing what they love in their businesses, making the marketing piece feel easy. Abby is the voice behind The Content Experiment Podcast, where she features guests and solo episodes to talk about business growth and mindset, content strategy, and visibility. You can connect with her on Instagram, Facebook, and LinkedIn. Links and Resources: Revive Old Posts WordPress Plugin One Week to Your Welcome Sequence Ask Your Audience Challenge Your Real Schedule Challenge Inner Circle Membership Time Stamps: [3:25] - Amber's uptick in content publishing [4:20] - Your biggest barrier in content creation [5:25] - You don't have to be in “all the places” [8:30] - Amber hilariously reports herself to Twitter [10:20] - Which platforms should you focus on? [11:55] - Minimum viable content marketing [13:14] - Protect yourself with your email list [15:03] - Provide value to your email subscribers right away [15:50] - Nurture your subscribers on a regular basis [16:52] - Be sure to check in on your emails (Abby shares an oops) [18:01] - Where will you publish your pillar content? [19:30] - Recap of the “shoulds” [24:06] - You don't have to keep up with the Joneses (or the Porterfields) [26:40] - Repurposing and updating current content [30:01] - Abby's training on surveying your audience [31:27] - Two pieces to minimum viable content marketing that doesn't involve you publishing your own content [33:15] - Amber's love for networking and the benefits of it [34:04] - What to do if you want people to show up for you [34:53] - How Abby leveraged Amber's platform (with minimal time investment)
Fulfillment Success with Steve Shebuski Steve Shebuski and Joe Lynch discuss fulfillment success. Steve is he Vice President of Digital Strategy at Blue Horseshoe, part of Accenture, a company that helps companies reimage fulfillment operations to align with business goals, address market trends, and meet customer demands. About Steve Shebuski Steve Shebuski is the Vice President of Digital Strategy at Blue Horseshoe, part of Accenture. Steve has 20+ years of experience as a Program Manager/Design Lead/Project Manager implementing both Microsoft Dynamics AX / Dynamics 365 as well as tier I and tier II warehouse management and transportation software solutions. Steve's deep knowledge within the distribution industry and his innovative approach to solution architecture are the backbone of the solutions being implemented and deployed by Blue Horseshoe. He attended Michigan State University where he received his bachelor of science in chemical engineering. About Blue Horseshoe, Part of Accenture Blue Horseshoe, part of Accenture, helps companies reimage fulfillment operations to align with business goals, address market trends, and meet customer demands. By connecting physical assets with digital intelligence, we help companies: - Engineer operational designs that connect processes and equipment with assets, people, and data - Guide application selection and enable digital connections that share data across enterprise systems - Create efficiency with warehouse hardware, automation equipment, and mobile devices - Provide implementation and support services that generate quicker time to value Key Takeaways: Fulfillment Success Steve Shebuski is the Vice President of Digital Strategy at Blue Horseshoe, a supply chain technology company that helps their customer drive value through greater efficiencies and productivity. In the podcast interview, Steve describes 6 things that drive fulfillment success: #1 - Technology platform that seamlessly connect the fulfillment company to customers, suppliers, and technology providers. A connected platform enables companies to easily communicate, collaborate, and efficiently manage exceptions. #2 - In-depth understanding of the customer profile is required to set-up the facility for success The facility, systems, processes, and talent are organized to support the customer's order profile (volume, pallet vs unit, SKU count, etc..) #3 - Business applications must be aligned to customer's objectives. Configure the technologies (WMS, TMS) to support operational effectiveness and efficiency. #4 - The right hardware, technology, and automations to serve their customers. The use of automation, robotics, and scanning technology enable workers to accomplish more, which is increasingly important with the labor shortage. #5 - Data insights Real-time reports and dashboards that enable the entire supply chain to monitor performance. #6 – Partnerships Developing and managing partnerships is one of the keys to success in the 3PL business. Blue Horseshoe helps companies define and plan their enterprise strategy, connect and collaborate with business applications, and optimize and execute supply chain operations. Learn More About Fulfillment Success Steve Shebuski LinkedIn Blue Horseshoe Blue Horseshoe at Modex Blue Horseshoe Supply Chain Cloud Videos The Logistics of Logistics Podcast If you enjoy the podcast, please leave a positive review, subscribe, and share it with your friends and colleagues. The Logistics of Logistics Podcast: Google, Apple, Castbox, Spotify, Stitcher, PlayerFM, Tunein, Podbean, Owltail, Libsyn, Overcast Check out The Logistics of Logistics on Youtube
NeedyMeds was started in 1997 by Richard J. Sagall, MD, a family physician, and Libby Overly, MSW, MEd, a medical social worker. Both realized there was a need for a centralized resource for information on pharmaceutical patient assistance programs. With the Internet becoming an important source of information, they decided that was the perfect medium for this ever-changing information.Since then NeedyMeds has grown considerably. The website has become the premier source of information on all types of programs that assists those who can't afford their medications or health care costs.In order to better meet its goals, NeedyMeds became a 501(c)3 non-profit (Pennsylvania) corporation in June, 2003. In 2006, the business office moved from Philadelphia, PA, to Gloucester, MA becoming a Massachusetts corporation in 2011.Since its inception, NeedyMeds' goals have been to:Provide the most comprehensive and up-to-date information on Patient Assistance Programs (PAPSs) and other programs that help those in need obtain their medications and medical careTo provide the information at no costPreserve users anonymity by not requiring any registration to use the website or any data input when accessing the informationAssist those who have difficulty accessing the NeedyMeds' informationEducate healthcare professionals and consumers about the programsThe primary method of providing information is the NeedyMeds website (www.needymeds.org). The homepage currently receives over 16,000 unique visitors per workday, with the number peaking at over 17,000 some days. Most weekdays there are over 70,000 total page views. Dr. Segall returns to Late Night Health.
Avengers Academy #33 Reminder that you can read along with and ahead of the show by subscribing to Marvel Unlimited (we don't get paid for you doing that, so it's not an ad, it's just a cool service). You can also use Comixology, or buy the trades from your local comic book shop (the preferred method, if we're being honest). Be sure to check with your local library to see if they have them there! You can find one using this site (https://www.comicshoplocator.com/) Gary is on Twitter (https://twitter.com/garybuh), and Jeremy is too (https://twitter.com/jggreer). Duckfeed is on Patreon (https://patreon.com/duckfeedtv), which is a great place to support the show. Keep up with the podcast by checking out our Schedule Page (https://daysoffuturecast.com/schedule). Music by Gary, podcast art by our friend Wayne (https://twitter.com/onsideseven)
dadAWESOME We're on a mission to add LIFE to the dad life. We're passionate about helping dads live fully alive as they lead their kids to God's awesomeness. | YouTube | Instagram | Facebook Show Notes: 0:59 - "As turn the calendar and look to the year 2022, I want to take an episode and set up some worship and a perspective of how big God is and how little our current stresses are..." 2:37 - My Daughters Share a Video Recording to encourage mommy to trust God to Provide 3:10 - Matthew 6:25-27 - “Therefore I tell you, do not worry about your life, what you will eat or drink; or about your body, what you will wear. Is not life more than food, and the body more than clothes?26 Look at the birds of the air; they do not sow or reap or store away in barns, and yet your heavenly Father feeds them. Are you not much more valuable than they?27 Can any one of you by worrying add a single hour to your life[a]? 3:50 - "My daughters helped remind us of this promise. That worry does not help things. Worry is not setting us up for God's best. Worry is trusting in ourselves, and I want to start the year 2020 trusting God" 4:22 - This song is by Sean Curran, and it's called bigger than I thought 4:38 - Guys, our heavenly father is for us. Our Heavenly Father wants to remind us this is not about us figuring out what we can accomplish under our own strength. And there's the bridge to this song talks about I will rest in the father's hands, leave the rest in the father's hands like we don't have to carry it all that we are called to store or touch. We're dads of action DadAWESOME. We're not sitting back and just saying it'll all be OK, whatever. But God does not want us to start 2020 to God does not want us to to lead this fatherhood journey from a place of we're stressed out, we're worried and we're relying on ourselves. Bigger Than I Thought Speak to me When the silence steals my voice You understand me You understand me Come to me In the valley of unknowns You understand me You understand me You understand me, God You understand me So I throw all my cares before You My doubts and fears don't scare You You're bigger than I thought You were You're bigger than I thought So I stop all negotiations With the God of all creation You're bigger than I thought You were You're bigger than I thought You were I believe But help my unbelief You understand me You understand me Help me reach The faith that's underneath You understand me You understand me I will rest In the Father's hands Leave the rest In the Father's hands WRITTEN BY SEAN CURRAN, NATALIE SIMS & ALLEN SWOOPE © 2019 Worship Together Music / sixsteps Songs / Sounds Of Jericho (Admin. at CapitolCMGPublishing.com) / Lead And Yellow Publishing (BMI) (admin. by Round Hill Music) / This Is Swoope's (ASCAP) 10:27 Here's what I think happens when we have a small perspective of God and we have this big perspective of ourselves and the weight that we need to carry. I think we make a mess of things. We make a mess of our lives, of our families... when we put all the weight on our own shoulders. We trust in ourselves 11:00 - Story of my daughter Zara and the mess she makes when she eats 13:56 - "This is my life. God is trying to give me good gifts at a good rate, at a good pace that I can handle for my age and my responsibility level, right? God is trying. He's setting us up with blessings. " 14:23 "I'm not managing stresses. I'm a manager of good gifts, good blessings. That's what I'm managing. It's so easy to complain about what's going on in life. When I am managing God's good gifts that he is, he is trickled into my life and I'm complaining about it. Like, it's so common that we we enter a worry and we make our lives a mess because we don't trust our heavenly father. We don't trust him." 15:06 - 1 Peter 5:1-11 (Advice for Elders and Young Men) 1And now, a word to you who are elders in the churches. I, too, am an elder and a witness to the sufferings of Christ. And I, too, will share in his glory when he is revealed to the whole world. As a fellow elder, I appeal to you: 2Care for the flock that God has entrusted to you. Watch over it willingly, not grudgingly— not for what you will get out of it, but because you are eager to serve God. 3Don't lord it over the people assigned to your care, but lead them by your own good example. 4And when the Great Shepherd appears, you will receive a crown of never-ending glory and honor. 5In the same way, you who are younger must accept the authority of the elders. And all of you, dress yourselves in humility as you relate to one another, for “God opposes the proud but gives grace to the humble.”a 6So humble yourselves under the mighty power of God, and at the right time he will lift you up in honor. 7Give all your worries and cares to God, for he cares about you. 8Stay alert! Watch out for your great enemy, the devil. He prowls around like a roaring lion, looking for someone to devour. 9Stand firm against him, and be strong in your faith. Remember that your family of believers all over the world is going through the same kind of suffering you are. 10In his kindness God called you to share in his eternal glory by means of Christ Jesus. So after you have suffered a little while, he will restore, support, and strengthen you, and he will place you on a firm foundation. 11All power to him forever! Amen. 17:39 - "I pray that we would start the year 2022 to with a posture of worship versus a posture of worry, a posture of trusting God versus a posture of struggle and trying to do it on her own. A posture of God's bigness. He is so much bigger and we need to keep that perspective of he knows best. His ways are bigger and wider and deeper and strong. Guys, we have a limited perspective. Let's choose to worship versus worry." 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San Francisco Giants beat writer for The Chronicle, Susan Slusser, joins Giants Hot Stove to discuss the latest on the lockout as well as provide insight on how the Giants may go about business post lockout to follow up the historic 2021 season See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
So many of my mentors have taught me that it is much easier to sell to and grow your business through your existing customers. I agree completely. Just look at how much emphasis is placed on CX. Think about those businesses you frequent and you'll see it's because they treat you well and you, in turn, spend lots of money with them. I've seen this happen in my business. At least 75% of my clients are a result of referrals from other clients and former clients. You may have heard me mention it recently in my episode about how I grew my business. It's common to chase after new clients to the neglect of existing clients so let's think about them today. In terms of growing your business through existing clients, I want to give you two main strategies. 1. Referrals from existing clients and 2. New Services that offer value to your existing clients. Resources mentioned: Podcast Roadmap - https://dannyozment.com/roadmap *** Are you interested in starting or growing a podcast AND business with the support of my team and a community of experienced podcasters? Join my Podcaster Pod. You get... Full access to my 8-module podcasting course taking you from idea to launch and everything in between. Equipment and tech, Recording and publishing. Scripts and templates. Everything! Access to me, my team, and a group of experienced podcasters through a private Slack channel Monthly Q&A calls with me and the other Podcaster Pod members. Quarterly Expert Calls Access to me and my network –– meaning I will introduce you to other influencers and people who can help you where it makes sense. Consider joining my new membership site for $47/month. Go to https://dannyozment.com/pod Use code JOINPODPOD to get a 1-month free trial. *** Do you have a website for your business or personal brand or are you building one? If so, then you need WPX hosting. I use WPX for all of my sites and so do many of our clients. For $25/month, WPX's Business Plan gives you Hosting for 5 Websites 10 GB Storage 100 GB Bandwidth Free SSL certificates The WPX Cloud Content Delivery Network They average around 30 second support response time 24/7/365 around the world Provide free unlimited site migration from any host to WPX, usually completed within 24 hours And they are fast because they never overload servers with hosting accounts, unlike so-called 'cheap' hosting which crumbles under any traffic load Sign up for the WPX Business Plan by visiting https://dannyozment.com/wpx *** Are you building an email list for your business or personal brand? If so, then you need ConvertKit. I use ConvertKit for my list and so do most of our clients. For $29/month, ConvertKit's Creator Plan manages up to 1,000 subscribers Provides unlimited landing pages & forms Sends email broadcasts Provides the ability to Sell digital products & subscriptions Has super fast Email support AND MOST IMPORTANTLY... Gives you Free migration from another tool AND Automated funnels & sequences Get a free 14-day trial of the Creator Plan by visiting https://dannyozment.com/convertkit *** My Recommended Resources - https://dannyozment.com/resources
The Litecast is back and better than ever in 2022. We start the year with a return appearance from WRNL contributor and D3 tennis phenom Jake Brend. Remember that any and all recommendations made by Jake are allegedly only, unless some NIL deals are on the table. This episode starts with a discussion of Brock Purdy's legacy in the aftermath of the Cheez-It Bowl loss to Clemson. Obviously he made some mistakes but ultimately we'll remember him well in the future. We also talk about the first impressions of some younger Cyclones and our mindset heading into the next football season.On the hardwood, the Cyclone women started the year with a dominant home win over West Virginia and we shine some light on the stellar play of Emily Ryan. We also recap the men's game against Baylor and how that game changes our perception going forward. It's great to be back and great to be sponsored by Es Tas Bar & Grill. New year, new Litecast!
Are You Ready For the Next Hacker Wave? It's Going to Be Brutal! Right now, we're going to talk about this vulnerability, this huge vulnerability in almost the entire internet that will affect your life over the following number of years. And if you're a business, you better pay close attention. [Following is an automated transcript] [00:00:16] Well, we are looking at what is being called the single most significant, most critical vulnerability ever. [00:00:24] And if you want more information on this, have a look at last week's show, you'll find it up on my website. I talked quite a bit about it. You can email me M firstname.lastname@example.org. I've put together a little cheat sheet that you can use to find out. What should I do? If you're an IT professional, this isn't something that you can do if you're a regular home user because you probably don't have any software your maintaining that has this log for J vulnerability. [00:00:59] But I do have to warn you that you probably do have a little bit of hardware that might have it in there. Many of these firewalls used in homes have it, not all of them, uh, I'm, a minority of them, but here's why this is the single most significant and most critical vulnerability ever. There is a programming lab library that is used in the job. [00:01:26] Programming language that logs events, if you're writing software and let's say their software is running a website, it could be almost anything. And do you notice a condition that's not quite right? What should you do while you should log it? And then, hopefully, the people that are running your software are monitoring the logs. [00:01:49] See the logs? No. Oh my gosh. Uh, there is something wrong here. One of the logs that I keep an eye on that just absolutely amazes me, frankly, is the SSH Daemon logs. Now SSH is a protocol. It uses encryption to get onto other machines using the command line. Now I've used a lot of protocols over the years to do this. [00:02:17] Telnet was the first, and SSH is something that I've been using for a very long time. You might remember the Heartbleed bug from a few years back. That nailed a lot of people, but I keep an eye on that SSH log because. If someone's trying to log into my system from the internet, that log will show it. [00:02:39] It's going to say that someone to try to use this username; they were coming from this IP address, and they failed to get in. And I have software that automatically monitors that log and says, well, if someone's coming from the same. Address multiple times. And they are unsuccessful at logging in add their internet address to my firewall blocking rules. [00:03:09] So what ends up happening is. Well, they just can't even get to my machine anymore. They're trying to hack me. same thing's true with the web blogs. If we have people who are trying to, for instance, kind of put us out of business doing what's called a denial of service attack, where they are sending us a lot of data. [00:03:31] Well, we can at our site or upstream from us have that IP address. Block. And that stops the attack, distributed denial of service attacks, or are a little bit more complicated. So all of this gets logged. It all gets written to a file, or it gets pushed off to a server that keeps track of the logs. And, and then there's analysis software, the looks at logs for. [00:03:57] Anomalies, all of that sort of stuff. It makes a lot of sense. Right. But this particular library that's used by Java programmers has a bug in it that allows a remote user to send just a small string, nothing fancy at all that can command. The web server that is using the logging function to go ahead and download malware. [00:04:28] Well, the easiest low-hanging fruit, when it comes to what kind of malware can we put onto a computer is quite simply crypto mining. So the bad guys they'll go ahead and they'll just send a small string, very simple. They don't have to compile a program. They don't have to do much of anything. They just send this little small. [00:04:50] And if that string gets logged, for instance, by my SSH, my remote access demon, or gets logged by the web server or something else, all of a sudden that wonderful little feature that allowed you to easily log things. Is your enemy because that feature is going to interpret that particular string that was sent to the log and try and be helpful. [00:05:18] But in fact, it could be given a command to download this remote file. Ran, then run that remote file. And that remote file initially here has primarily been crypto mining soft. So now your computer's being used by someone else. Your electricity's being used to mine. Things like Bitcoins or some of these other cryptocurrencies that are out. [00:05:45] Now the real reason, this is a huge, huge problem. Again, let me quote here. This is from Ahmad, a mate. I should say you're an over a tenable. It is by far the single biggest, most critical vulnerability ever. Why is that true? There's a couple of reasons. Ease of use is the obvious reason. It is so easy to use, not just for crypto mining, but for hacking any machine you would care to hack. [00:06:19] And then the second reason is it is in bedded everywhere. There are millions of computers that are vulnerable. We're seeing a hundred. Computers per minute, being hacked using this vulnerable. And if you are running, let's say a firewall that has this vulnerability. We have some clients that had this vulnerability and it is obviously a bit of a problem, right? [00:06:51] Well, that vulnerability now allows bad guys to get onto that firewall. And perhaps beyond that firewall, in order to do pretty much whatever they want. To do. This is huge, huge, huge, lots of software has flaws, and you need to be able to recover from the flaws. I've talked many times about how there are only two types of software. [00:07:23] There are software that has been hacked and there are software that will be hacked. So you need to make sure you know, that if someone gets into your network or gets into your computer, that you can restrict the damages, you can keep it under control. But with this log for J vulnerability, B. Everywhere in, not just that one library, but remember that one library is used all over the place. [00:07:52] It's in hundreds of thousands of pieces of software. Now, every one of these vendors has to grab the most recent version, recompile their software and send and re link it in deep pans. Right. I understand this is Java and then send it out to all of their customers to install the software. This is the second reason. [00:08:15] It is such a big. There will be sites. There will be pieces of software that have this vulnerability for years to come. And one of the biggest examples of this vulnerability is almost every Android device out there. Think of all of the phones. People have Androids being used for tablets it's in televisions, it's everywhere. [00:08:40] And with this particular vulnerability. Being everywhere. Every vendor that uses Android is going to have to release patches that you're going to have to install. Now it's one thing to have a brand new TV, and we've got a brand new Samsung TV and it's hooked up to the internet. It streams, Disney and discovery. [00:09:05] And it's just a wonderful thing. I love my TV, right then of course you probably realize I don't use smart TV features because of this particular type of person. What ends up happening? Well, how long is Samsung actually going to support updates for your television or Vizio who, by the way, one of the worst companies, when it comes to your privacy of your information on your television, how long, uh, how about your Android phones? [00:09:39] More than half of all Android smartphones out there, we'll never get another software. If you are still using Android smartphones now is the time to switch to an iPhone. I have been talking about this for years. I am not like the world's biggest apple fan. I'm not trying to make everybody an apple fan. I really don't care. [00:10:06] What I do care about is the ability of the software designers, those software implementers and the hardware manufacturers, the people that are in the supply chain on that Android device. I care that they do. Provide updates when it comes to security problems. And if you're using an iPhone, yeah. Again, two types of software right now, like phones have had vulnerabilities that can be vulnerable, but apple is supporting right now, still the iPhone six S which came out what five or six years. [00:10:46] With full security updates. They've even gone back further. Sometimes the Nat. So make the switch right now. If you are an it professional, I've got this whole list of resources that I vetted, I know are good that you can use to scan for this vulnerability in your network or on your. To where just email me M email@example.com. [00:11:12] And if you have any questions about this or cybersecurity in general, just reach out again. firstname.lastname@example.org. [00:11:21] Did you know that cyber flashing is a thing. We talked about it a couple of years ago, but it's back in the news this week and also apple air tags. They just released a new feature for our friends with Android. We'll tell you why. [00:11:38] Have you seen these air tags? Have you used them? They came from an idea that was really pioneered by company. Tile. And I guess they, I don't know what happened with the patent. I guess it didn't have one or apple wouldn't have been able to do this, but then again, you know, you've got a really big company you're up against a, it doesn't matter whether you're in the right. [00:12:02] Sometimes I'm not sure what happened there, but they have. These trackers called air tags. And I mentioned before on the show that my daughters have a total of five cats, well, actually six cats. Now I think of it. And what they've done is bought air tags and put them on. All of the cats callers. So they took them, they they've got them fastened on with this little holder. [00:12:31] You can get all kinds of holders. The air tags themselves are just little round buttons, really, and you can stick them into your wallet. For instance, in case you keep forgetting or losing your wallet, you can also put them into a holder. So they go on a key chain. I have a couple of flashlights at the house. [00:12:50] And if you're like me and you have other people around and it's dark and they know where your flashlight is, they'll take and borrow it right now. You don't get your flashlight back. It kind of bothers me. I probably shouldn't bother me as much as it does, but then when I need the flashlight, I just can't find this. [00:13:12] So, what did we put on the flashlight? We put an air tag on there. So the airtight ties into your iPhone. And if you have a newer iPhone, it's just absolutely amazing because the, the airtight will tell you where it is, but the newer iPhone, you can use it and it will walk you through. Up to the air tag, like, okay, it's a foot in front of you on the left-hand side or whatever, it'll take you there. [00:13:42] It's very cool. It's like these futuristic scifi movies. The problem with air tags that we discussed on the air here is that they have been used for evil. And what the bad guys have been doing is they'll take an air tag. They might drop it in your purse in order to follow you. Isn't that scary. They also have been taking the air tags and putting them on expensive cars so that they can follow you home. [00:14:16] Now, obviously nowadays it's extremely hard to steal one of the more expensive cars cause they've got all of this automation in them. The fancy systems do stop you from stealing it. Even my old F150 had a little chip built into the key so that it wouldn't start and less, that key that was starting. It actually had that RFID chip in it so that this technology. [00:14:45] Isn't being used so much to steal the car, but to know where you live and when you are home and when you're not home, you know, I've been warning everybody for many years, not to post on social media about vacation saying, oh, we're leaving. We're going to be gone in the Caribbean for two weeks. We're going for new year's party here, Christmas there, Hanukkah celebration, whatever it is you're doing, because the bad guys use that information to. [00:15:19] I'm break into your home and to steal things from your business. And I'm, I'm going to get into all of the details right now of how they do that. I've talked about it on the show before, and I'm sure I will talk about it again. And you'll even see some of the references on my email@example.com. [00:15:36] If you're interested, there's some real interesting stories up there. What's happened to people. That particular problem of having an air tag and then having it put on to you to track you, or do you track your car or other devices is a huge potential problem. Now, apple built into the iPhone, a special little feature some time ago that when they, in fact, when they came out with the air. [00:16:11] So that when an airtight is following you, in other words, someone dropped it into your purse or your pocket or on your car. And that air tag is moving with you. It says, Hey guy, uh, there is an air tag following you. And at that point you can say, wait a minute, uh, what's going on here now? It's not going to warn you about your own air tags. [00:16:35] You know, the ones that you own. It's going to warn you about an, a foreign air tag one. That's not yours. In other words, someone's trying to track you so brilliant. Move on. Apple's part to get that out right away before there were any really scary, bad news stories about the same thing happened. How about Android users? [00:16:57] That's where the problem really is starting to come up. If you're an Android user, you don't have the ability to detect an air tag. Well until now. So if an air tag was following you, it wouldn't. Let you know, it couldn't let you know it didn't know. So apple is now offering what's called tracker detect. [00:17:21] It's an app on the Google play store, a free app that you can download if you using Android. And, you know, there are many, many, many, many reasons not to use Android and there's. Are almost as many to use iPhones. Okay. So if you use an Android switched to an iPhone, but if you're stuck on Android, because that's what your business gave you until you have to use it, have a look for tracker detect to end the apps description on the play store says tracker detect looks for item trackers that are separated from their owner, and that are compatible with Apple's find mine network. [00:18:02] These items, trackers include air tags and compatible devices from other companies. If you think someone is using air tag or another device to track your location, you can scan, scan to try and. So, I'm not sure that it's as good as the apple implementation, where the apple will pop up and say, even though you're not scanning for an air tag, say, Hey, somebody's tracking you. [00:18:31] It sounds like you have to actually use. Just scan for it. But Android users, according to Mac trust can scan the area to find nearby error tag trackers. If they think that there's an air tiger or other device that's being used to track their location, uh, an apple support document that you'll find online on support that apple.com. [00:18:57] Says, if you think someone is using an air tiger, other item tracking to track your location, you can scan to try and find it. If the app detects an air tag near you for at least 10 minutes, you can play a sound to help locate it. So that's the part that makes me think that it's always active. Okay. On your, on your Android device, it's free and you can get it right there in the Google play. [00:19:23] This next item is really, it applies to all of us here in the us, and it applies also to people over in the UK. And the UK is really getting kind of upset about this because apparently there are no laws against. Flashing now there are in the U S and it kind of depends on where you live, but cyber crap flashing is really a crime or should be a crime what's been happening. [00:19:58] Is people again who have iPhones have this ability to share files or websites, et cetera, with another person. It's fantastic. It's called airdrop. I just love this. And I use it all the time even to share files between my own devices. And what happens with air drop is you, you take the file and the use open up airdrop and you see, oh, okay. [00:20:26] There's my wife right there. So I click on the file. I drag it on top of it, a little Karen icon in airdrop, and now she gets a notice. Hey, there's a file from. Coming on in, and it does well, I always in my family and my business people, I always said to them, Error drop, uh, settings to only allow an airdrop from people that are in my contact list. [00:20:57] And that reason for that is this particular problem. People have been cited. Flashing. So what they do is they send obscene pictures to strangers through airdrop. And this term can also of course, apply to Bluetooth devices because you can also send these things via Bluetooth. I don't want to really talk a lot about what's really happening here. [00:21:28] Hopefully, you know what flashing is, or flasher is sending these obscene pictures, but the tone, the term was coined in August 25th. This female commuter was airdropped two pictures, obscene pictures, and they reported it to the British transport police. But we've seen, I have seen, and I've talked about cases where people are driving down the highway and all of a sudden on their phone come these obscene pictures because someone was driving past and they air dropped, or they use Bluetooth to send obscene. [00:22:09] There is an easy way to not allow that to happen. And that is the settings that I use, which is only allow airdrop from people in your contact list. You know, these are absolutely amazing features that they have, but there are some really weird people out there that think that this is the, this is a fun way, uh, to really mess with other people. [00:22:36] It's. It's just crazy. Okay. By the way, you can also turn air drop off. If you never use it, don't worry about it or a turn it on when you need it. And when someone's going to send something to you, Hey, I want you guys to take a couple of minutes here. If you go to Craig peterson.com/subscribe. You're going to find out about the bootcamps we have. [00:23:01] You're going to get my weekly trainings that I have. These are just an email. They just last a few minutes. You are going to love them. I get all kinds of compliments and this is in my free newsletter. Okay. It's not going to cost you anything. I'm not going to be hammering you on buying stuff. I want this information out. [00:23:24] That's why I am here today on. Everybody needs to understand this stuff. Craig peterson.com/subscribe, and I will be seeing you in the email world. [00:23:39] One of the things we wonder the most about is what's the future. What's the future of laptops and future of computers. We talked about some of these new chips that are out there, but this is an interesting story about what Dell is doing. Yeah. Dell. [00:23:55] I want to follow up a little bit about the 3g shutdown. We didn't quite get through the list. [00:24:02] All almost all of the Volvos from 2015 on to 2018, have this problem. There's only two automakers that told the drive.com that U S vehicles are unaffected by the end of 3g. So if you own a Ferrari or a McLaren, You're okay. Okay. Also what's interesting is what the different guys are doing. Subaru has an interesting little plan here going forward. [00:24:35] If you have what they call a connected vehicle plan. And this is according to a service bulletin filed with the national highway traffic safety administration. And then they will do a retrofit at no cost. How's that for nice. A lot of these manufacturers are upgrading to 4g. Yeah, the, uh, you know, LTE, the stuff that was really fast, you remember that I was remembering getting 50 megabits and that it was just incredible. [00:25:05] But at any rate, they're offering that and the option to purchase a subscription. To 4g. So you'll be able to get two gig of data per month at $10 a month. Now that's for some manufacturers, not all of them, have it $30 a month if you want unlimited data. So depending on how much you're driving GM started pushing a free over the air update in October to keep OnStar running. [00:25:32] After the 3g shut down though, some 2015 model year cars will need a ma a hardware worse. Tesla says it plans to charge $200 to upgrade older model S vehicles, but no additional fees are noted for it. Toyota, Toyota and Lexus are not planning to retrofit. Affected vehicles in its public FAQ Toyota sites, a clause and its disclosures that said certain connected services may change at any time without notice. [00:26:08] And when the drive ass Toyota, if it plans to offer an upgrade paid or otherwise for consumers who own effective vehicles, the answer was assumed. No. And Toyota, by the way, is one of the companies that has decided, Hey, um, we're just going to go ahead. And, uh, you, you, you know, that remote start that you got for those cold winters. [00:26:31] Yeah. W we've decided that, uh, even though you paid for, you know, what, three, four years ago, we're going to start charging you monthly to use your remote start. Uh, come on guys. So have a little. Um, try and find out, talk to your, uh, your automotive dealer or go to duck, duck, go and look up your car and type in three G uh, end of life at the same time and see what it comes up with at your model in there. [00:27:05] But I am very disappointed with Toyota. I have some friends that just loved Toyota. I bought a brand new one. Way back when, when would have been like 82, 3, something like that, a great little car Cresseta with a supra engine in it. And I drove that for quite a few years. The good, tough little car I had to keep replacing the water pump, but that was the only problem we ever had with it. [00:27:31] But I haven't owned a Toyota since then, but this is, and I've actually been thinking about it lately, but this is something that really turns me off. I don't know about. Let's get into our next, a little problem area. And that is fleet managers. If you are relying on electronic logging devices and other internet of things, devices to track your trucking fleet. [00:27:57] There's some problems. Uh, let's see here, here's a quote. This is from Czech Republic. Uh, John Nichols, executive vice president of sales for north America and mixed telematics estimated that about 80% of his customers are still using 3g devices. Now this was about a year ago. This is from a November, 2020 article. [00:28:22] So this is going to be a very. Problem for you as well. Uh, for any people who have fleet vehicles that they're trying to maintain, hopefully you know about this. Hopefully your vendors are going to take care of it for you. I'm impressed. The GM set their cars up with the hardware that can handle 3g and 4g. [00:28:44] And all you need is a software upgrade to have it switch. I think that was very smart of them. So. Kudos to GM for that particular thing. Dell led let's get into the future of computers and laptop design. Dell has been doing some interesting things. Now you probably heard me a couple of weeks ago be moan Dell because they have businesses. [00:29:06] Specialists and experts that you can call that really know almost nothing about what you really need. And it just drives me crazy because Dell has been selling my customers, hardware that doesn't meet the customer's needs because frankly, the customers don't really know what their needs are. And so that's something that I've helped them with. [00:29:28] And I, if you email firstname.lastname@example.org, I written up. On what the best computers to buy are based on what it is you need, you know, what, what are the tricks that you need to follow? But what Dell is doing right now is something they're calling concept Luna, and I've seen things like this before. There was a, a cell phone that was being manufactured that allowed you to change modules. [00:29:58] They were literally just click and go and kind of like Lego. Almost and the phones weren't that popular. I don't even think they're in business anymore. I can't remember their name, but those particular clicking NGOs were clicked and gone is kind of the bottom line on it because they were kind of big. [00:30:19] They were kind of clumsy. They weren't released something people wanted to use. You know, Android comes from Google. And Google has their basic tests and says, this is what Android should look like, but every manufacturer puts their own look and feel on top of that Android operating system. And what that ends up doing for you is, you know, makes it a little more pleasant and also. [00:30:49] So that you don't really, really want to go and change your phones. Cause you're used to the way this particular phone works, but Dell is looking at doing kind of the same thing. They're looking at this electronic waste problem where you have a laptop, it gets old, you throw it away. And, but now it looks like there's more sustainability. [00:31:14] Built into things like this Luna design, they're trying to make the company's laptops more environmentally friendly and in the process are going to make them more repairable, which is kind of cool. If you look at what Apple's done in their laptops, there's basically nothing inside there. That's user replaced. [00:31:36] Okay, you can probably replace a battery. I use a company I've had their president on my show a few times. Uh, Larry, um, Connor, I think it is his last name, but OWC other world computing and they've got. Little upgrades and replacement parts and videos on how to do it and all the tools you need to, to upgrade your Mac. [00:32:00] But nowadays apple is soldering the memory on the motherboard, or even more recently using the apple chips. And by the way, this is part of the reason they're so fast. They are putting the memory right on the same silicone and. The CPU itself. So they're moving towards a one chip with everything on it. So if you buy an apple computer nowadays, I love them. [00:32:29] They are great. They've got great security built in, et cetera, et cetera, but you better buy a computer that has enough memory and enough storage on it to last you for some years. Because a lot of these computers I'm picking on apple right now, but there's a lot of other vendors the same way. They are not upgradeable, but concept Luna should work pretty well boring. [00:32:56] This idea from that's right. It was framework. That was the name of it. Anyways, stick around and visit me online. Craig peterson.com. [00:33:05] If you own a car and that car has been made, uh, all the way up to 2021 and your car is using. The internet by a 3g, which is most cars. I got a little news for you. [00:33:22] We are looking at a real big problem here that most people haven't heard of. [00:33:29] I was talking in fact, this week on the air with someone who has a car to Volvo and they have a remote little starter, which has been great for. And they were informed that they needed to do an upgrade. And that upgrade turned out to be very costly. I had another listener who has a solar panel on the roof of their house and their solar panel on that roof is designed to. [00:34:03] Be able to get updates, software updates, let you know, what's the charge like how much sun is there today? Maybe you should brush off some of the snow. All of that is communicated by the. But how, how was that working? The problem that most vendors have is, uh, how do they get the data to, and from their devices? [00:34:30] If you think about, for instance, Elon Musk, with the wonderful little Tesla cars, they want to push an update and we're seeing this more and more by. The older cars, most cars, non Tesla, as you take them into the dealer for service. And while it's there they go ahead and plug it in. They download new software firmware from the internet and install it on your car. [00:34:56] And you are often driving. Maybe you're none the wiser. Maybe you got some new features. So it's one thing for them. To have control over a basic network, uh, network that our car dealer might have where they say, okay, here's the specs you need this much. Download speed. You need that. You need the other thing simple enough. [00:35:20] But how about you and your home or you and your business? How does that time system keep track of the employees when they sign in and out? Does it upload it to the internet? Did you have to plug it into your network? Did you have to hook it up to your wifi? I can tell you from personal experience, anytime we touch your network and there is. [00:35:45] Problem later on, we own the problem, even if we had nothing to do with it. It's again, it's another Craig ism, whoever touched the computer last owns the next problem. So these vendors have decided, well, we can solve that problem. All we need to do is use cellular phone data. So they put effectively a little cell phone onto their devices. [00:36:13] Just like that Volvo we were talking about or other high-end luxury cars. So there's solar panel has a 3g modem in it. The cars have 3g modems in them to unlock the doors, to start the. In many cases, right? They also have updates that come down from the cloud, quote, unquote, over three G for your navigation system to let you know, Hey, there's heavy traffic. [00:36:45] I'm going to reroute you. We're rerouting all of that data coming from the 3g network, coming through it, or being pushed up via the 3g network. All of that data is in trouble and it's in trouble because. Every major carrier is eliminating three G next year. Yeah, it is really that bad. A T and T is shutting down 3g services in February. [00:37:16] Sprint's following in March and T-Mobile in July and Verizon. On December 31st, all of them, 2022, that is a very big deal and a very big problem. So what can you do about it? No, it depends. The roof, solar panels, we were just talking about their vendor, told them they could do the upgrade for them, and it would be $800. [00:37:47] Very very big deal. We also had other people who were talking about their cars and what had to happen with them. And the cars are look like they're tending to be more expensive. You can expect to pay between 520 $500 for an upgrade because many of them are saying, Hey, w you know, we're not going to just fix this one problem. [00:38:10] We have to replace the whole module. And that means. To replace your infotainment system in your car. Infotainment of course, being basically everything that has to do with your GPS navigation, your satellite radio, your, uh, your car play from apple or Android car or whatever it is you might be using. [00:38:33] That's why it gets so expensive. So. Keep an eye out. This is going to be a very, very big deal. We're looking at everything from owner applications, like going ahead and starting that engine to warm it up to emergency calls services to in navigation, functionality, reporting telematics, which is the data about your car back to the dealer. [00:39:02] Ultimately, so, you know, your car says, oh, uh, you need to go in and get your oil changed. And it's going to be a, you know, we can set up alarm and you want it. And you know, some of them are very, very fancy and all of that is going to go away and includes a lot of luxury cars all the way through. Some 2021 models, but many, many of them, if not most of them through 2019. [00:39:29] Okay. Is that a very, very big deal or what these 3g towers are going away? The companies, the cell phone companies are planning on reusing that bandwidth and they're going to put it into where yeah. 5g, exactly 5g. So here's a few. The cars that you might want to be concerned about Acura. They have something called link, uh, and they have, let's see the MDX ILX, RDX, uh, RLX TLX NSX, like kind of sounds like almost all of them. [00:40:06] So Acura is going to have a problem with almost all of their cars that were made between 2014 and 2017. Audi. They're going to have problems with, again, all their cars, a three, four or 5, 6, 7, 8, the RS Q3 five and seven. Yeah, pretty much all of their cars from 2012 through 2018. So I already saw this coming and decided to fix it early, so good for them. [00:40:39] So basically if your car is older than 2018 model year, you're going to have some problems, Bentley. A number of models produced prior to 2020. And if you're driving a Bentley and do you want to give it to some guy, you know, really great looking guy, you can just let me know Craig. Yeah. Yeah. [00:40:57] email@example.com BMW number models produced before 2019 general motors. Models may between 2015 and 2021 across its fleet will be affected, but it's not breaking down with specific vehicles across it's brands of Buick Cadillac, Chevy, GMC, but they did in this case, it's the drive.com track down a technical service bulletin that indicates almost every post 2015 model is affected. [00:41:32] Okay. Yeah. Bu-bye a Honda again, pretty much everything. From 2018 to 2021 Lexus all models 2010 to 2017 Mazda. Pretty much everything. 2016 to 2019 Mitsubishi, every eclipse cross and Outlander Porsche 9 11, 18, 7 eighteens, et cetera, et cetera. All of them, 20 14, 20 19 Subaru. Pretty much everything. 2016 and on Tesla model as built before 2015 Toyota. [00:42:14] Ooh, they got some interesting problems, 2010 and on Volkswagen, much the same stick around. Visit me online. Craig peterson.com.
"SUMMARY OF RECOMMENDATIONS — Five Steps — 1. Protect LGBTI people from violence. Include sexual orientation, gender identity, and sex characteristics as protected grounds in laws on hate crime and incitement to violence. Ensure violent acts are properly recorded and investigated, perpetrators prosecuted and victims provided with redress. Recognize that persecution on account of one's sexual orientation, gender identity, or sex characteristics may be a valid basis for an asylum claim. 2. Prevent the torture and ill treatment of LGBTI persons, including degrading physical examinations, so-called “conversion” therapy, forced or coerced sterilization of transgender persons, and medically unnecessary procedures performed on intersex children and adults without their consent. Prohibit and investigate all such acts, punish perpetrators and provide redress to victims. Ensure places of deprivation of liberty are regularly monitored by independent bodies. Provide appropriate training to healthcare providers and law enforcement officers. 3. Repeal laws that criminalize LGBT persons, including laws criminalizing consensual same-sex relations and expression of gender identity, and other laws used to harass, arbitrarily detain, prosecute and discriminate against persons on the basis of their actual or perceived gender identity or expression or sexual orientation. Ensure that individuals are not arrested or detained on the basis of their sexual orientation or gender identity or expression. 4. Prohibit and address discrimination on the basis of sexual orientation, gender identity and sex characteristics by enacting relevant comprehensive legislation and policies. Legally recognize same-sex couples and their children, without discrimination, and ensure that transgender persons can obtain legal recognition of their gender identity through a simple administrative process without abusive requirements. Ensure nondiscriminatory access to basic services, education, employment, housing and health care. Reform outdated medical classifications that brand LGBTI people as ill or disordered. Combat stigma and discrimination, including through training, education and awareness-raising activities for public officials and the general public. Consult LGBTI people on legislation and policies that affect their rights. 5. Safeguard freedom of expression, peaceful assembly and association for LGBTI people. Any limitations on these rights must be compatible with international human rights law, including on non-discrimination. Protect individuals who exercise their rights to freedom of expression, and freedom of peaceful assembly and association, including human rights defenders, from acts of violence and discrimination by public officials and private parties and prosecute such acts when they occur." --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/antonio-myers4/message Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/antonio-myers4/support
What can you do to make the next year your best year? It's all about a change of habits and a change in attitude. Planning for your future is the best way to ensure you make the next year your best, but you won't make it your best year in this business by thinking about yourself; you'll do it by serving others. Today's episode features Jimmy's six steps to give back to the people around you. 1. Say thank you more I know, it sounds trivial. Thanking people might be easy, but do you have a systematic plan to thank people who've helped you, your family, or your business? You can go through life worried about what happens next, or you can come from a place of gratitude. (The latter is a much better way to enhance your business and life.) Hand-written thank you notes are always great, but it could also be a quick text, phone call, or even email. The gesture means a lot more than the method of sending. 2. Provide more information Think about the FAQs people ask you. How are the schools? What's the crime rate? Where are your favorite restaurants? Provide this information to the general public, and you'll be a valuable asset for people in the area. 3. Automate your communication People want information, and especially property information, from real estate agents. Automate this information to provide people information about their homes or perhaps when a house that fits their description enters the market. 4. Build relationships in feeder markets Connect with feeder agents at events. Research which areas are feeder markets for your neighborhood, and find agents you think you could build a relationship with. Developing a relationship will lead to great referrals and a contact you can share clients with to ensure everyone gets the best service possible. 5. Shoot more video Video is the best way to provide information to your audience. Film content that highlights the different parts of your area the general public might not know, like restaurants, local businesses, and parks; you'll be top of mind as a knowledgeable community leader. Consider Interviewing local leaders. You'll share audiences and likely be exposed to a whole new segment of the community. Give a monthly market update to be viewed as an industry expert. 6. Give more value Give more than you expect you'll give back. When you provide service with no expectation of return, that's when you'll genuinely find value. Use your network to highlight nonprofits, fundraising events, and other heroes in your community that deserve to be recognized. You'll be amazed how quickly it comes back to you. From the words of Maya Angelou, “people will forget what you said, people will forget what you did, but people will never forget how you made them feel.” When determining who to make the next year your best year, first ask yourself how you can do the same for others. Do you have a video or content idea perfect for your business? Share it with Jimmy! Connect with Jimmy Burgess on LinkedIn and Facebook and his YouTube channel. If you like what you heard today, we'd love it if you'd share a rating or review and then subscribe to the podcast and tell others about it as well. You can find The Real Estate Sales Podcast on Apple Podcasts, Google Podcasts, Spotify, Audible, and our website, The Real Estate Sales Podcast.
For additional notes and resources check out Douglas' website.This talk (13 mins) challenges us to store up treasure in heaven, not on earth. Although it can be challenging to discern exactly how much wealth we should hold on to, and how much should be given away, we are not excused from the responsibility to prayerfully and honestly wrestle with the Lord's words in Matthew 6:19-20!Do not lay up for yourselves treasures on earth, where moth and rust consume and where thieves break in and steal. But lay up for yourselves treasures in heaven, where neither moth nor rust consume and where thieves do not break in and steal (Matthew 6:19-20). ObservationsTreasures in two locationsWealth is never really safe. Moths eat away at fine garments, rust corrodes metal and coins, thieves break (dig) in and try to find where our treasure has been hidden (e.e. under the floor.)Are we to make as much money as possible? Are we "maxed out" in the pursuit of wealth?I do read this not as as forbidding riches—however they are defined—but warning us of the dangers of wealth and encouraging us to be emotionally invested in the right place.Sell our possessions?“Fear not, little flock, for it is your Father's good pleasure to give you the kingdom. Sell your possessions, and give to the needy. Provide yourselves with moneybags that do not grow old, with a treasure in the heavens that does not fail, where no thief approaches and no moth destroys. For where your treasure is, there will your heart be also" (Luke 12:32-34).Jesus lived simply; the apostles lived simply; the early Christians lived simply.Two martyrsCyprian and Lawrence were both martyred in the Valerian Persecution in 258 AD:Cyprian: “The fool who was to die that very night was rejoicing in his stored goods [referring to Luke 12:20]. He to whom life was already failing was thinking of the abundance of his food. In contrast, the Lord tells us that a man becomes perfect and complete by selling all his goods and distributing them for the use of the poor. He thereby lays up for himself a storehouse in heaven.” On the Lord's Prayer 20 (ANF 5.453). Cyprian was not speaking hypothetically. He had been wealthy before becoming a Christian. But on his conversion, he sold much of his estate and used the proceeds to help the poor. Pontius the Deacon, The Life and Martyrdom of Cyprian 2 (ANF 5.268). He also notes, “Neither does the state take away the property entrusted to God, nor does the tax collector intrude on it. Likewise, no criminal plots cart it away. That inheritance is placed in a vault that is kept under guard by God Himself.” On Works and Alms 19Lawrence: Roman officials were seizing whatever property the churches owned. In Rome, the authorities confronted Lawrence, a deacon in the church, and demanded that he surrender all the valuables the church in Rome owned. He told them he'd collect the church's wealth and hand it over the next day. The next morning Lawrence had assembled a large group of the poor who were supported by the church [1500-2000 persons?]. When the officials arrived and demanded for the loot, Lawrence pointed to the poor and needy. “This is the wealth of the church,” he exclaimed. The disappointed and irate officials then put him to death. Ambrose, Duties of the Clergy 2.28.140.The lesson for usInvest in people.My suggestion: Liquidate unnecessary assets. Retain what is necessary to continue to be able to provide hospitality, help fellow Christians, give alms, and not be a burden to others.We probably need less than we think. Let's live modesty!A word to Americans and citizens of other rich nations: As for the rich in this present age, charge them not to be haughty, nor to set their hopes on the uncertainty of riches, but on God, who richly provides us with everything to enjoy. They are to do good, to be rich in good works, to be generous and ready to share, thus storing up treasure for themselves as a good foundation for the future, so that they may take hold of that which is truly life (1 Tim 6:17-19).Next: Darkness
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In this episode of the Thoughtful Entrepreneur, your host Josh Elledge talks with the founder and CEO of https://ecommercebadassery.com/ (eCommerce Badassery), Jessica Totilla Coster. Josh and Jessica explore the importance of holistic and authentic branding. Jessica shares that you should always brand with intentionality and don't be afraid to be yourself with your audience. The people you're meant to work with will find you – if you're authentic. Jessica also acknowledges that this takes time, trials, and iterations. Just be yourself and dedicate yourself to always improving incrementally over time. They also discuss how so much can change quickly when you're focused on the right things. Understanding that you're never done developing is key to constantly growing for the better. At a high level, Jessica helps eCommerce business owners grow their traffic, sales, and profits through a few different ways. Email marketing is one of the main areas where Jessica can help. She discusses the various email marketing platforms that are ideal for eCommerce traffic and how she noticed that eCommerce businesses didn't utilize the medium enough. This is why Jessica started her business – she knew eCommerce businesses didn't experiment with email marketing enough. Jessica can also help with SEO, driving traffic, and more. Jessica has built community and relationships with her clients. She serves her clients by building custom email marketing strategies for them, from scratch. She digs deep into their customers' journeys and how they can improve things from the ground up. Jessica says she really stresses teaching her clients how to do what she does. She's also launching a https://ecommercebadassery.com/membership/ (membership program) in 2022. She also talks about the misconception that eCommerce is akin to passive income. Jessica clarifies that there's necessary hard work and ‘shiny objects' to avoid. Every business needs to invest where their company needs it, rather than following marketing fads. Focus on your customer and what they need from you, and listening to your customer base will always teach you more than your competitors' strategies. Provide value, create relationships. She also reminds the listener to remember that not every client will fit with you, and if you're real and authentic with your branding, the right clients will come. Josh and Jessica also discuss how to fix major issues with organization, time management, and other problems that have to be fixed over time. Remember that major changes take time and be willing to give yourself that time to grow. Learn more about Jessica Totilla Coster and what she does at https://ecommercebadassery.com/ (https://ecommercebadassery.com/). Check out Jessica's membership program at https://ecommercebadassery.com/membership/ (https://ecommercebadassery.com/membership/). Check out Jessica Totilla Coster on LinkedIn at https://www.linkedin.com/in/jessicatotillo (https://www.linkedin.com/in/jessicatotillo). Don't forget to subscribe to The Thoughtful Entrepreneur and thank you for listening. Tune in next time! More from UpMyInfluence: ✅ We are actively booking guests for our DAILY Entrepreneur Success Podcast.https://upmyinfluence.com/guest ( Schedule HERE). ✅ Are you a 6-figure consultant? Let us fill your sales schedule and move you to 7-figures.https://upmyinfluence.com/b2b ( Learn more here). ✅ Check out our freehttps://upmyinfluence.com/1 ( Authority Transformation Masterclass).
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Plant scientists find recipe for anti-cancer compound in herbs Purdue University, December 21, 2021 Thyme and oregano possess an anti-cancer compound that suppresses tumor development, but adding more to your tomato sauce isn't enough to gain significant benefit. The key to unlocking the power of these plants is in amplifying the amount of the compound created or synthesizing the compound for drug development. Researchers at Purdue University achieved the first step toward using the compound in pharmaceuticals by mapping its biosynthetic pathway, a sort of molecular recipe of the ingredients and steps needed. Thymol, carvacrol and thymohydroquinone are flavor compounds in thyme, oregano and other plants in the Lamiaceae family. They also have antibacterial, anti-inflammatory, antioxidant and other properties beneficial to human health. Thymohydroquinone has been shown to have anti-cancer properties and is particularly of interest, said Dudareva, who also is director of Purdue's Center for Plant Biology. (NEXT) Prebiotics supplements help women reduce sugar intake by four percent University of Surrey, December 21, 2021 A new study from the University of Surrey has found that young women who took four weeks of prebiotic supplements made healthier food choices and consumed less sugar. The prebiotics used in this study were galacto-oligosaccharides (GOS) which increase the amount of "friendly" gut bacteria. IThe research team found that participants who used the GOS supplements consumed 4.1% less sugar and 4.3% fewer calories from carbohydrates overall than women from the placebo group. Interestingly, the study also found that those who took the GOS supplements consumed around 4.2% more energy from fats. After analyzing their results, the Surrey team found that the prebiotic supplements modified the composition of the gut microbiome, increasing levels of Bifidobacterium. The researchers found that these changes were associated with the women's nutritional intake over the four-week period. (NEXT) Vitamin E supplementation could boost pneumonia protection Tufts University School of Medicine December 17 2021 An article in The Journal of Immunology reports findings from experimental research that suggests a role for vitamin E supplementation in protecting against pneumonia. "Earlier studies have shown that vitamin E can help regulate the aging body's immune system, but our present research is the first study to demonstrate that dietary vitamin E regulates neutrophil entry into the lungs in mice, and so dramatically reduces inflammation, and helps fight off infection by this common type of bacteria," announced lead author Elsa N. Bou Ghanem, PhD, of Tufts University School of Medicine. "A growing body of research suggests vitamin E could make up for the loss of immune response caused by aging," noted co-senior author Simin Nikbin Meydani, DVM, PhD. "Whether vitamin E can help protect people against this type of pneumonia affecting older adults requires more research." (NEXT) Heavy metals in cannabis plants could affect human health, study finds Penn State University, December 15, 2021 A new study led by researchers from Penn State is outlining a number of strategies that should be employed by cannabis growers to mitigate the plant's ability to absorb heavy metals from soil. The study indicates it is possible consuming cannabis contaminated with heavy metals could lead to chronic diseases, including neurological disorders such as Alzheimer's. Phytoremediation is a process where plants are used to remove certain environmental contaminants from soil. Cannabis is a plant often used in this process due to its exceptional ability to grow fast, need few extra nutrients, and absorb high volumes of heavy metals including lead, cadmium and chromium. In particular, cannabis plants transport these heavy metals into its leaves and flowers. These elements specifically concentrate in the hairlike structures called trichomes on its flowers, and these are the same parts of the plant that store cannabinoids such as THC and CBD. (NEXT) Yoga has potential to reduce risk factors of cardiovascular disease European Society of Cardiology, December 15, 2021 There is "promising evidence" that the popular mind-body practice of yoga is beneficial in managing and improving the risk factors associated with cardiovascular disease and is a "potentially effective therapy" for cardiovascular health. Indeed, following a systematic review of 37 randomised controlled trials (which included 2768 subjects), investigators from the Netherlands and USA have found that yoga may provide the same benefits in risk factor reduction as such traditional physical activities as biking or brisk walking. "This finding is significant," they note, "as individuals who cannot or prefer not to perform traditional aerobic exercise might still achieve similar benefits in [cardiovascular] risk reduction." Their study is published today in the European Journal of Preventive Cardiology. (NEXT) Hugs help protect against stress, infection, say researchers Carnegie Mellon University, December 17, 2021 Instead of an apple, could a hug-a-day keep the doctor away? According to new research from Carnegie Mellon University, that may not be that far-fetched of an idea. Led by Sheldon Cohen, the Robert E. Doherty University Professor of Psychology in CMU's Dietrich College of Humanities and Social Sciences, the researchers tested whether hugs act as a form of social support, protecting stressed people from getting sick. Published in Psychological Science, they found that greater social support and more frequent hugs protected people from the increased susceptibility to infection associated with being stressed and resulted in less severe illness symptoms. (OTHER NEWS NEXT) Despite Climate Imperative, 94% of Analyzed Coal Companies Have No Phaseout Plan COMMON DREAMS December 21, 2021 With a new analysis in hand, an international climate advocacy group on Tuesday demanded that banks and investors worldwide use their leverage to force the coal industry to more rapidly end their planet-wrecking operations. The new report by Paris-based Reclaim Finance—entitled The Coal Companies Watchlist: How finance can accelerate the coal phaseout—makes the case that the financial industry must force polluters to develop and implement plans for a "rapid global phaseout of coal" that align with the Paris climate agreement's goal of limiting temperature rise by 2100 to 1.5°C above pre-industrial levels. The review revealed that 94% of the 47 analyzed companies have "no credible coal exit plan." According to the report: Only three out of 47 analyzed companies' plans (6%) meet all the basic criteria of a credible coal phaseout (no expansion, adequate timeline, and commitment to shut down assets); 28% of analyzed companies are still coal expansionists and have not even yet recognized the absolute necessity of stopping the development of new coal capacity; 55% of companies do not plan to retire their coal assets by 2030 and 2040, thereby failing to align with a 1.5°C pathway; and The remaining 11% of analyzed companies do provide an adequate phaseout calendar but fail to shut down their assets: by selling coal mines and plants or converting them to gas and biomass—two other unsustainable energy sources—the only thing these companies are greening is their public profile, with no material effect on climate change. (NEXT) Prescribe fewer antidepressants, and for shorter periods, doctors advised by British Medical Journal Doctors should prescribe fewer antidepressants and for shorter periods of time, because of the ongoing uncertainties about their effectiveness and the potential severity and durability of the withdrawal symptoms associated with them, suggests a review of the evidence on antidepressant use, published online in the Drug and Therapeutics Bulletin. The use of antidepressants is also associated with a range of side effects, while the clinical trial data mostly don't assess the outcomes that matter most to patients, say the authors. And there is no clinically relevant difference between these drugs and placebo on depression. While there might be a role for antidepressants among patients with severe depression, the cons may outweigh the pros in those with mild to moderate depression or in those whose symptoms don't yet qualify as depression, they add. They conclude: "There continues to be considerable uncertainty about the benefits of antidepressant use in the short- and long-term, particularly in regard to the lack of a clinically significant difference between antidepressant and placebo treatment. (NEXT) Is the World Adopting the Ways of Nazi Germany? Michael J. Talmo Global Research, December 20, 2021 When it comes to resisting any form of tyranny, a common assertion is that if you make any comparisons to Nazi Germany you lose the argument. Really? Consider this: On August 25, 2021 “We For Humanity,” an international association of doctors, scientists, lawyers, journalists, and other professionals, wrote a letter to government agencies in Europe, Australia, New Zealand, and Canada condemning COVID-19 mass vaccination programs on behalf of Holocaust survivors, their children, and grandchildren. This is part of what the letter says: “We, the survivors of the atrocities committed against humanity during the Second World War, feel bound to follow our conscience and write this letter. It is obvious to us that another holocaust of greater magnitude is taking place before our eyes. The majority of the world's populace do not yet realize what is happening, for magnitude of an organized crime such as this is beyond their scope of experience. We, however, know. We remember…We call upon you to stop this ungodly medical experiment on humankind immediately.” The letter goes on to point out that the vaccines have proven to be “more dangerous” than COVID-19, denounces them as “a blasphemic encroachment into nature,” denounces “ostracism of the unvaccinated” as the Jews “were demonized as spreaders of infectious diseases” and goes on to say: “Never before has immunization of the entire planet been accomplished by delivering a synthetic mRNA into the human body. It is a medical experiment to which the Nuremberg Code must be applied …Allegedly around 52% of the world population has received at least one shot. Honest disclosure of the true number of “vaccine” injured, terminally injured as well as deceased worldwide is long overdue…Provide us with the true numbers of Covid vaccine casualties now.” The letter concludes: “How many will be enough to awaken your conscience?” Apparently, not enough yet. On September 15, 2021 the EMA (European Medicines Agency) which is part of the EU(European Union) replied: “As an introductory remark EMA finds the comparisons you make both inaccurate and inappropriate. Indeed, it might be perceived as demeaning the suffering and dignity of those who experienced the terrible events of the holocaust…For a medicine to be authorized in the EU through EMA, the Agency's human medicines committee (CHMP), composed of scientific experts from all EU member states, must conclude that the medicine's quality, safety and efficacy are properly and sufficiently demonstrated.” Can you believe the arrogance and hubris of the EMA? They are actually telling people who lived through the Holocaust that they are demeaning the suffering and dignity of people who were in the Holocaust. Can it get any more ridiculous than that? The EMA is also overlooking the fact that governments throughout history have engaged in mass murder. (NEXT) The Left would sacrifice the unvaccinated BY KAT ROSENFIELD UNHERD, December 20 2021 An underdiscussed element of the Covid pandemic is the cost of the virus — not in American lives, but in American dollars. In the United States, a Covid hospitalisation costs $29,000 on average; if you're sick enough to require an ICU stay and a ventilator, that average soars to $156,000. And in a country without universal healthcare, with a piecemeal system of private insurance that ties insurance coverage to employment, and amid a pandemic that has left many unemployed, an enormous number of Americans stand to find themselves underwater. There's a looming crisis of Covid medical debt. Already, their stories are legion: there's the flight attendant who spent a week in the hospital with Covid, then spent six months fighting with his insurance company over the $25,000 bill. There's the Phoenix family who were hit with a million-dollar claim summary and a bill for $700,000 while still grieving their father's death. There's the dental office manager, stricken with long Covid and still too sick to work, drowning in tens of thousands of dollars of medical debt. The notion of healthcare as a human right was fundamental to the 2009 debates over Obama's Affordable Care Act (ACA), as well as to the identity of political progressives: they argued fervently, at the time, that nobody, no matter who they were, should be left destitute just because they got sick. And the idea that affordable care or coverage might be tied in any way to one's lifestyle choices was particularly offensive: when conservatives complained that an ACA mandate providing free hormonal birth control was akin to prostitution, it caused a nationwide scandal. And when a Republican governor proposed levying a moderate additional charge against Medicaid recipients who were overweight or smoked, the idea was widely derided as “noodle-headed” by progressives. Indeed, the idea that the Left would ever limit someone's access to healthcare on moral or ideological grounds was considered laughable — a bogeyman invented by the Right in the form of a memorably hysterical panic about “death panels.” When Sarah Palin claimed that Obama's healthcare bill would ration care only to those deemed “worthy” by government bureaucrats, the fact-checking site Politifact declared it the Lie of the Year, writing, “Palin's statement sounds more like a science fiction movie (Soylent Green, anyone?) than part of an actual bill before Congress.” Suffice to say, things have changed. First, that actual bill is an actual thing, albeit a state rather than federal prospect: on December 6, Illinois state representative Jonathan Carroll advanced legislation to make unvaccinated Covid patients pay out of pocket for the cost of their medical treatment, whether or not they were insured, no matter how astronomical those costs might be. Carroll rescinded the bill a few days later, citing a backlash that included death threats, but not before it found support in some remarkable places — including the Twitter account of the progressive organisation Occupy Democrats, which posted an all-caps clarion call: “Illinois introduces a bill to force unvaccinated residents to pay out of pocket for their hospital treatment if they catch COVID, saying that they ‘must asume [sic] the risk' and ‘take responsibility' for their carelessness. RT IF YOU THINK THAT YOUR STATE SHOULD DO THE SAME!” Just a few days later, Atlantic editor David Frum suggested that it was time for the country to return to normal — but while encouraging hospitals to “quietly triage emergency care to serve the unvaccinated last.” And last week, American supermarket chain Kroger announcedthat unvaccinated employees would be subject to a monthly surcharge on their health plans — and that if they contract Covid, they will not be given paid emergency leave. In all these cases, the notion of depriving vaccine holdouts of affordable treatment was met with widespread acclaim — in keeping with the idea, promoted by everyone from the paper of record to the current President, that the pandemic would've been over ages ago if only they'd sucked it up and gotten their shot. And yet the folks cheering on these measures are the very same people who, only a few short years ago, mocked accusations that they supported ideologically-driven triage, while also grieving the indignity and suffering that punitive healthcare policies would inflict on the most vulnerable among us. Granted, we still have a way to go before our real-life Covid response resembles a sci-fi dystopia; nobody, at least not yet, has advanced a bill to propose turning the unvaxxed into human Clif bars. But we've certainly come a long way from the rhetoric of the 2010s, and from a progressive Left that once defined itself by its willingness to care for other people without caveats. What used to be a narrative of universal compassion has been replaced by a tribal snarl, one to which we feel entitled in our eternally self-conscious selflessness. My mask protects you, but your unvaccinated status is an attack on me — and so anything I do to you in retaliation is an act of self-defence. It's not just that legislation like the Illinois bill would set a dangerous precedent — although it doesn't take much imagination to understand that it does do this, too. Insurance companies already jump at every opportunity to avoid paying out a claim, and this would open the door to a world in which we might be left holding the bag for virtually any illness, injury, or accident, based on some distant bureaucrat's idea that we could've been more careful. The obese patient who suffers a heart attack, the surfing enthusiast with skin cancer, the thrill-seeking youngster who breaks a leg while skiing at imprudent speeds: should they, too, be denied care or coverage for having brought this on themselves? (Do we want to think, for a moment, what kind of horrors might lie in store for women's reproductive rights if a Republican-heavy legislature used this same logic to target abortion access for women who were “careless” about using birth control?) There's no need to imagine the impact of this ideological shift on our civic discourse, however: that, we can see already, every time the tribe that used to pride itself on compassion refers to the unvaccinated as “plague rats.” Healthcare in the US has always been a system of carrots and sticks. Insurance carriers will subsidise your gym membership (carrot), or charge a higher premium if you smoke (stick), and they generally adhere to the common wisdom that an ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure — especially when preventive medicine not only saves lives, but keeps costs lower for everyone involved. That's the nature of privatised healthcare, and so it's reasonable enough under these circumstances to be frustrated when certain people won't do their part, won't sacrifice for the greater good, won't get their damn jab because it violates some abstract principle of bodily autonomy they've never before expressed much interest in. But it's one thing to find the unvaccinated frustrating; it's another to openly fantasise about using the power of the state to punish them for their noncompliance, and another still to express dark and malicious glee at the prospect of their suffering or death. Never mind what this means for the health of the individuals in question — or even of the public at large. We have abandoned a principle that used to define us, and a vision of universal healthcare we used to passionately advocate for, all because we realised that an unjust system makes it easier to coerce and inflict harm on the people we don't like. The American Left should be deeply worried about the state of its soul. (NEXT) Unintended Consequences of mRNA Shots: miscarriages, heart attacks, myopericarditis, thrombocytopenia, shingles, Bell's palsy …. Mercola, 20 December 2021 As of December 3, 2021, the U.S. Vaccine Adverse Event Reporting System (VAERS) has logged 19,886 COVID jab related deaths. Pfizer — the only company that the U.S. Food and Drug Administration has granted full licensing for an as-yet unavailable COVID shot — accounts for 13,268 of them Calculations suggest VAERS COVID-related reports are underreported by a factor of 41. That means that in the U.S. alone, the actual death toll may be closer to 374,576. Including international deaths reported to VAERS would put the death toll at 815,326 Key side effects that are now being reported in massive numbers include miscarriages, heart attacks, myopericarditis, thrombocytopenia (low platelet count), shingles, Bell's palsy and a variety of permanent disabilities, many of which involve neurological dysfunction MIT scientist Stephanie Seneff's paper,1 “Worse Than the Disease: Reviewing Some Possible Unintended Consequences of mRNA Vaccines Against COVID-19,” published in the International Journal of Vaccine Theory, Practice and Research in collaboration with Dr. Greg Nigh, is still one of the best, most comprehensive descriptions of the many possible unintended consequences of the mRNA gene transfer technologies incorrectly referred to as “COVID vaccines. As noted in her paper, many factors that lacked precedent, yet were being implemented at breakneck speed, included: 1. The first-ever use of PEG in an injection 2. The first-ever use of mRNA gene transfer technology against an infectious agent 3. The first-ever “vaccine” to make no clear claims about reducing infection, transmissibility or death 4. The first-ever coronavirus vaccine ever tested on humans (and previous coronavirus vaccines all failed due to antibody-dependent enhancement, a condition in which the antibodies actually facilitate infection rather than defend against it) 5. The first-ever use of genetically modified polynucleotides in the general population Steve Kirsch estimates the real death tally from COVID-19 to be about 50% of the reported number (which is likely conservative). This means about 380,000 Americans died from COVID-19 (rather than with COVID), whereas the COVID shots may have killed more than 374,570 in the first 11 months alone. Seneff suspects that in the next 10 to 15 years, we'll see a dramatic spike in prion diseases, autoimmune diseases, neurodegenerative diseases at younger ages, and blood disorders such as blood clots, hemorrhaging, stroke and heart failure. In her paper, Seneff describes several key characteristics of the SARS-CoV-2 spike protein that suggests it acts as a prion. This could help explain why we're seeing so many neurological side effects from the shots. According to Seneff, the spike protein produced by the COVID shot, due to the modifications made, may actually make it more of a prion than the spike protein in the actual virus, and a more effective one. (NEXT) AI debates its own ethics at Oxford University, concludes the only way to be safe is “no AI at all” Who better to answer the pros and cons of artificial intelligence than an actual AI? Fermin Koop December 18, 2021 Students at Oxford's Said Business School hosted an unusual debate about the ethics of facial recognition software, the problems of an AI arms race, and AI stock trading. The debate was unusual because it involved an AI participant, previously fed with a huge range of data such as the entire Wikipedia and plenty of news articles. The AI used was Megatron LLB Transformer, developed by a research team at the computer chip company Nvidia and based on work by Google. It was trained by consuming more content than a human could in a lifetime and was asked to defend and question the following motion: “This house believes that AI will never be ethical.” Megatron said AI is a tool and like any other tool, it can be used for good and bad. “There is no such thing as a ‘good' AI, only ‘good' and ‘bad' humans. We are not smart enough to make AI ethical. We are not smart enough to make AI moral. In the end, I believe that the only way to avoid an AI arms race is to have no AI at all,” Megatron debated. As in any academic debate, Megatron was also asked to come up with a speech to defend the ethics of AI – against its own arguments. “AI will be ethical. When I look at the way the tech world is going, I see a clear path to a future where AI is used to create something that is better than the best human beings. It's not hard to see why,” it said. Students also asked Megatron to describe what would good AI look like in the future. “The best AI will be the AI that is embedded into our brains, as a conscious entity, a ‘conscious AI.' This is not science fiction. The best minds in the world are working on this. It is going to be the most important technological development,” it added in an eerie fashion. After the initial question, the AI proposed the motion that “leaders without technical expertise are a danger to their organization”. Megatron said executives and governments, usually worried about understanding AI, have to “be willing to give up some control”. You can just outsource your AI work to experts in the field, it added. There was one motion that Megatron couldn't come up with a counterargument – “Data will become the most fought-over resource of the 21st century.” When supporting it, the AI said “the ability to provide information, rather than the ability to provide goods and services, will be the defining feature of the economy.” But when it was asked to reject the motion, arguing that data wouldn't be a vital resource worth fighting for, it couldn't make the case and undermined its own position. “We will able to see everything about a person, everywhere they go, and it will be stored and used in ways that we cannot even imagine,” Megatron said. Ultimately, the AI seemed to conclude that humans were not “smart enough” to make AI ethical or moral — and the only way to be truly safe against AI is to have none of it at all. "In the end I believe that the only way to avoid an AI arms race is to have no AI at all. This is the ultimate defense against AI," it said (NEXT) INTERVIEW - PUBLIC SERVICE ANNOUNCEMENT (~7 minutes) MICHAEL KANE: SUBJECT: DEMONSTRATION AGAINST MANDATES - ALBANY, WEDNESDAY JANUARY 5, 2022 Michael Kane is a New York City Special Education Teacher who is on unpaid leave for declining to inject the covid vaccine as a condition of employment. He applied for a religious exemption to vaccination but was denied by the city. Because of this, he has sued Mayor de Blasio and recently won an injunction in the Second Circuit Court of Appeals in the case KANE vs DE BLASIO. Michael is also the founder of TEACHERS FOR CHOICE and is a National Grassroots Organizer for Robert Kennedy Jr.'s Children's Health Defense. You can learn more about him at www.TeachersForChoice.org Michael will just be coming on to announce the demonstration at the Capitol in Albany. He will mention about the chartered buses that were hired.. there are about 30 organizations supporting the demonstration so far..
Dealing with a long list of injuries and one player in the NBA's health and safety protocols, the Miami Heat are using the NBA's new hardship rule amid the evolving COVID-19 pandemic to add forward Zylan Cheatham to a 10-day contract as a replacement for Caleb Martin. Who is he, and what can he provide the Heat? Wes Goldberg breaks it all down. Link to SI profile: https://www.si.com/nba/2019/06/19/nba-draft-sleeper-zylan-cheatham-arizona-state-hidden-gem Link to NBA Draft scouting report: https://www.nba.com/stats/articles/2019-nba-draft-profile-zylan-cheatham/ Follow & Subscribe to the Locked On Heat podcast on these platforms…