-- Presented by Boneyard Beer --11:20 — Miguel's hypothetical sends the group chat into a frenzy… the question: Would you perform a specific sex act with a porn star for $10M? Would it be cheating if you didn't tell your significant other ahead of time, wanting the earnings to be a surprise?21:45 — Recapping MILF Manor episode 1; the cringe factor was real, the twist was the worst kept secret32:55 — Have you ever fallen for an internet scam? How all three guys were either almost duped or in Braxton's case, actually taken advantage of. 37:05 — Dog show abduction; four show dogs go missing after the owner's van was stolen with the dogs in it; the person who found it turned down the $10k reward40:20 — Using your platform for good… how social media food reviewer Keith Lee is helping struggling restaurants 44:55 — M&Ms have caved to pressure from ‘alpha males,' putting a pause on the spokescandies49:45 — Who would you choose to represent the human race if aliens arrived on earth? And what are the offerings?52:30 — Canadien health agency recommends a max of two drinks per week56:30 — Husband Calling Competition follow-up; Braxton is searching pig callers in the wee hours of the morning 1:00:15 — NFL divisional round is in the books; Joe Burrow is THAT DUDE, Patrick Mahomes injury is… concerning, the Bills screwed up a lot of bets, Eagles flew under the radar and look dominant1:11:50 — Damar Hamlin conspiracy theory1:14:05 — More NFL divisional round talk, plus the plateauing of Josh Allen; how Bills became unlikeable; the Cowboys' lofty expectations come up short once again 1:25:00 — Making picks for NFL championship games; Tom Brady gets testy when asked about impending retirement 1:31:55— Shannon Sharpe gets into it with Ja Morant's dad at Lakers-Grizzlies game; Patrick Beverley gets under Damian Lillard's head in a rivalry that stretches back nearly a decade1:40:30 — Tim the bartender and the drunken interview after the Cowboys game
With family: Genesis 25; Matthew 24 Genesis 25 (Listen) Abraham's Death and His Descendants 25 Abraham took another wife, whose name was Keturah. 2 She bore him Zimran, Jokshan, Medan, Midian, Ishbak, and Shuah. 3 Jokshan fathered Sheba and Dedan. The sons of Dedan were Asshurim, Letushim, and Leummim. 4 The sons of Midian were Ephah, Epher, Hanoch, Abida, and Eldaah. All these were the children of Keturah. 5 Abraham gave all he had to Isaac. 6 But to the sons of his concubines Abraham gave gifts, and while he was still living he sent them away from his son Isaac, eastward to the east country. 7 These are the days of the years of Abraham's life, 175 years. 8 Abraham breathed his last and died in a good old age, an old man and full of years, and was gathered to his people. 9 Isaac and Ishmael his sons buried him in the cave of Machpelah, in the field of Ephron the son of Zohar the Hittite, east of Mamre, 10 the field that Abraham purchased from the Hittites. There Abraham was buried, with Sarah his wife. 11 After the death of Abraham, God blessed Isaac his son. And Isaac settled at Beer-lahai-roi. 12 These are the generations of Ishmael, Abraham's son, whom Hagar the Egyptian, Sarah's servant, bore to Abraham. 13 These are the names of the sons of Ishmael, named in the order of their birth: Nebaioth, the firstborn of Ishmael; and Kedar, Adbeel, Mibsam, 14 Mishma, Dumah, Massa, 15 Hadad, Tema, Jetur, Naphish, and Kedemah. 16 These are the sons of Ishmael and these are their names, by their villages and by their encampments, twelve princes according to their tribes. 17 (These are the years of the life of Ishmael: 137 years. He breathed his last and died, and was gathered to his people.) 18 They settled from Havilah to Shur, which is opposite Egypt in the direction of Assyria. He settled1 over against all his kinsmen. The Birth of Esau and Jacob 19 These are the generations of Isaac, Abraham's son: Abraham fathered Isaac, 20 and Isaac was forty years old when he took Rebekah, the daughter of Bethuel the Aramean of Paddan-aram, the sister of Laban the Aramean, to be his wife. 21 And Isaac prayed to the LORD for his wife, because she was barren. And the LORD granted his prayer, and Rebekah his wife conceived. 22 The children struggled together within her, and she said, “If it is thus, why is this happening to me?”2 So she went to inquire of the LORD. 23 And the LORD said to her, “Two nations are in your womb, and two peoples from within you3 shall be divided; the one shall be stronger than the other, the older shall serve the younger.” 24 When her days to give birth were completed, behold, there were twins in her womb. 25 The first came out red, all his body like a hairy cloak, so they called his name Esau. 26 Afterward his brother came out with his hand holding Esau's heel, so his name was called Jacob.4 Isaac was sixty years old when she bore them. 27 When the boys grew up, Esau was a skillful hunter, a man of the field, while Jacob was a quiet man, dwelling in tents. 28 Isaac loved Esau because he ate of his game, but Rebekah loved Jacob. Esau Sells His Birthright 29 Once when Jacob was cooking stew, Esau came in from the field, and he was exhausted. 30 And Esau said to Jacob, “Let me eat some of that red stew, for I am exhausted!” (Therefore his name was called Edom.5) 31 Jacob said, “Sell me your birthright now.” 32 Esau said, “I am about to die; of what use is a birthright to me?” 33 Jacob said, “Swear to me now.” So he swore to him and sold his birthright to Jacob. 34 Then Jacob gave Esau bread and lentil stew, and he ate and drank and rose and went his way. Thus Esau despised his birthright. Footnotes  25:18 Hebrew fell  25:22 Or why do I live?  25:23 Or from birth  25:26 Jacob means He takes by the heel, or He cheats  25:30 Edom sounds like the Hebrew for red (ESV) Matthew 24 (Listen) Jesus Foretells Destruction of the Temple 24 Jesus left the temple and was going away, when his disciples came to point out to him the buildings of the temple. 2 But he answered them, “You see all these, do you not? Truly, I say to you, there will not be left here one stone upon another that will not be thrown down.” Signs of the End of the Age 3 As he sat on the Mount of Olives, the disciples came to him privately, saying, “Tell us, when will these things be, and what will be the sign of your coming and of the end of the age?” 4 And Jesus answered them, “See that no one leads you astray. 5 For many will come in my name, saying, ‘I am the Christ,' and they will lead many astray. 6 And you will hear of wars and rumors of wars. See that you are not alarmed, for this must take place, but the end is not yet. 7 For nation will rise against nation, and kingdom against kingdom, and there will be famines and earthquakes in various places. 8 All these are but the beginning of the birth pains. 9 “Then they will deliver you up to tribulation and put you to death, and you will be hated by all nations for my name's sake. 10 And then many will fall away1 and betray one another and hate one another. 11 And many false prophets will arise and lead many astray. 12 And because lawlessness will be increased, the love of many will grow cold. 13 But the one who endures to the end will be saved. 14 And this gospel of the kingdom will be proclaimed throughout the whole world as a testimony to all nations, and then the end will come. The Abomination of Desolation 15 “So when you see the abomination of desolation spoken of by the prophet Daniel, standing in the holy place (let the reader understand), 16 then let those who are in Judea flee to the mountains. 17 Let the one who is on the housetop not go down to take what is in his house, 18 and let the one who is in the field not turn back to take his cloak. 19 And alas for women who are pregnant and for those who are nursing infants in those days! 20 Pray that your flight may not be in winter or on a Sabbath. 21 For then there will be great tribulation, such as has not been from the beginning of the world until now, no, and never will be. 22 And if those days had not been cut short, no human being would be saved. But for the sake of the elect those days will be cut short. 23 Then if anyone says to you, ‘Look, here is the Christ!' or ‘There he is!' do not believe it. 24 For false christs and false prophets will arise and perform great signs and wonders, so as to lead astray, if possible, even the elect. 25 See, I have told you beforehand. 26 So, if they say to you, ‘Look, he is in the wilderness,' do not go out. If they say, ‘Look, he is in the inner rooms,' do not believe it. 27 For as the lightning comes from the east and shines as far as the west, so will be the coming of the Son of Man. 28 Wherever the corpse is, there the vultures will gather. The Coming of the Son of Man 29 “Immediately after the tribulation of those days the sun will be darkened, and the moon will not give its light, and the stars will fall from heaven, and the powers of the heavens will be shaken. 30 Then will appear in heaven the sign of the Son of Man, and then all the tribes of the earth will mourn, and they will see the Son of Man coming on the clouds of heaven with power and great glory. 31 And he will send out his angels with a loud trumpet call, and they will gather his elect from the four winds, from one end of heaven to the other. The Lesson of the Fig Tree 32 “From the fig tree learn its lesson: as soon as its branch becomes tender and puts out its leaves, you know that summer is near. 33 So also, when you see all these things, you know that he is near, at the very gates. 34 Truly, I say to you, this generation will not pass away until all these things take place. 35 Heaven and earth will pass away, but my words will not pass away. No One Knows That Day and Hour 36 “But concerning that day and hour no one knows, not even the angels of heaven, nor the Son,2 but the Father only. 37 For as were the days of Noah, so will be the coming of the Son of Man. 38 For as in those days before the flood they were eating and drinking, marrying and giving in marriage, until the day when Noah entered the ark, 39 and they were unaware until the flood came and swept them all away, so will be the coming of the Son of Man. 40 Then two men will be in the field; one will be taken and one left. 41 Two women will be grinding at the mill; one will be taken and one left. 42 Therefore, stay awake, for you do not know on what day your Lord is coming. 43 But know this, that if the master of the house had known in what part of the night the thief was coming, he would have stayed awake and would not have let his house be broken into. 44 Therefore you also must be ready, for the Son of Man is coming at an hour you do not expect. 45 “Who then is the faithful and wise servant,3 whom his master has set over his household, to give them their food at the proper time? 46 Blessed is that servant whom his master will find so doing when he comes. 47 Truly, I say to you, he will set him over all his possessions. 48 But if that wicked servant says to himself, ‘My master is delayed,' 49 and begins to beat his fellow servants4 and eats and drinks with drunkards, 50 the master of that servant will come on a day when he does not expect him and at an hour he does not know 51 and will cut him in pieces and put him with the hypocrites. In that place there will be weeping and gnashing of teeth. Footnotes  24:10 Or stumble  24:36 Some manuscripts omit nor the Son  24:45 Or bondservant; also verses 46, 48, 50  24:49 Or bondservants (ESV) In private: Esther 1; Acts 24 Esther 1 (Listen) The King's Banquets 1 Now in the days of Ahasuerus, the Ahasuerus who reigned from India to Ethiopia over 127 provinces, 2 in those days when King Ahasuerus sat on his royal throne in Susa, the citadel, 3 in the third year of his reign he gave a feast for all his officials and servants. The army of Persia and Media and the nobles and governors of the provinces were before him, 4 while he showed the riches of his royal glory and the splendor and pomp of his greatness for many days, 180 days. 5 And when these days were completed, the king gave for all the people present in Susa the citadel, both great and small, a feast lasting for seven days in the court of the garden of the king's palace. 6 There were white cotton curtains and violet hangings fastened with cords of fine linen and purple to silver rods1 and marble pillars, and also couches of gold and silver on a mosaic pavement of porphyry, marble, mother-of-pearl, and precious stones. 7 Drinks were served in golden vessels, vessels of different kinds, and the royal wine was lavished according to the bounty of the king. 8 And drinking was according to this edict: “There is no compulsion.” For the king had given orders to all the staff of his palace to do as each man desired. 9 Queen Vashti also gave a feast for the women in the palace that belonged to King Ahasuerus. Queen Vashti's Refusal 10 On the seventh day, when the heart of the king was merry with wine, he commanded Mehuman, Biztha, Harbona, Bigtha and Abagtha, Zethar and Carkas, the seven eunuchs who served in the presence of King Ahasuerus, 11 to bring Queen Vashti before the king with her royal crown,2 in order to show the peoples and the princes her beauty, for she was lovely to look at. 12 But Queen Vashti refused to come at the king's command delivered by the eunuchs. At this the king became enraged, and his anger burned within him. 13 Then the king said to the wise men who knew the times (for this was the king's procedure toward all who were versed in law and judgment, 14 the men next to him being Carshena, Shethar, Admatha, Tarshish, Meres, Marsena, and Memucan, the seven princes of Persia and Media, who saw the king's face, and sat first in the kingdom): 15 “According to the law, what is to be done to Queen Vashti, because she has not performed the command of King Ahasuerus delivered by the eunuchs?” 16 Then Memucan said in the presence of the king and the officials, “Not only against the king has Queen Vashti done wrong, but also against all the officials and all the peoples who are in all the provinces of King Ahasuerus. 17 For the queen's behavior will be made known to all women, causing them to look at their husbands with contempt,3 since they will say, ‘King Ahasuerus commanded Queen Vashti to be brought before him, and she did not come.' 18 This very day the noble women of Persia and Media who have heard of the queen's behavior will say the same to all the king's officials, and there will be contempt and wrath in plenty. 19 If it please the king, let a royal order go out from him, and let it be written among the laws of the Persians and the Medes so that it may not be repealed, that Vashti is never again to come before King Ahasuerus. And let the king give her royal position to another who is better than she. 20 So when the decree made by the king is proclaimed throughout all his kingdom, for it is vast, all women will give honor to their husbands, high and low alike.” 21 This advice pleased the king and the princes, and the king did as Memucan proposed. 22 He sent letters to all the royal provinces, to every province in its own script and to every people in its own language, that every man be master in his own household and speak according to the language of his people. Footnotes  1:6 Or rings  1:11 Or headdress  1:17 Hebrew to disdain their husbands in their eyes (ESV) Acts 24 (Listen) Paul Before Felix at Caesarea 24 And after five days the high priest Ananias came down with some elders and a spokesman, one Tertullus. They laid before the governor their case against Paul. 2 And when he had been summoned, Tertullus began to accuse him, saying: “Since through you we enjoy much peace, and since by your foresight, most excellent Felix, reforms are being made for this nation, 3 in every way and everywhere we accept this with all gratitude. 4 But, to detain1 you no further, I beg you in your kindness to hear us briefly. 5 For we have found this man a plague, one who stirs up riots among all the Jews throughout the world and is a ringleader of the sect of the Nazarenes. 6 He even tried to profane the temple, but we seized him.2 8 By examining him yourself you will be able to find out from him about everything of which we accuse him.” 9 The Jews also joined in the charge, affirming that all these things were so. 10 And when the governor had nodded to him to speak, Paul replied: “Knowing that for many years you have been a judge over this nation, I cheerfully make my defense. 11 You can verify that it is not more than twelve days since I went up to worship in Jerusalem, 12 and they did not find me disputing with anyone or stirring up a crowd, either in the temple or in the synagogues or in the city. 13 Neither can they prove to you what they now bring up against me. 14 But this I confess to you, that according to the Way, which they call a sect, I worship the God of our fathers, believing everything laid down by the Law and written in the Prophets, 15 having a hope in God, which these men themselves accept, that there will be a resurrection of both the just and the unjust. 16 So I always take pains to have a clear conscience toward both God and man. 17 Now after several years I came to bring alms to my nation and to present offerings. 18 While I was doing this, they found me purified in the temple, without any crowd or tumult. But some Jews from Asia—19 they ought to be here before you and to make an accusation, should they have anything against me. 20 Or else let these men themselves say what wrongdoing they found when I stood before the council, 21 other than this one thing that I cried out while standing among them: ‘It is with respect to the resurrection of the dead that I am on trial before you this day.'” Paul Kept in Custody 22 But Felix, having a rather accurate knowledge of the Way, put them off, saying, “When Lysias the tribune comes down, I will decide your case.” 23 Then he gave orders to the centurion that he should be kept in custody but have some liberty, and that none of his friends should be prevented from attending to his needs. 24 After some days Felix came with his wife Drusilla, who was Jewish, and he sent for Paul and heard him speak about faith in Christ Jesus. 25 And as he reasoned about righteousness and self-control and the coming judgment, Felix was alarmed and said, “Go away for the present. When I get an opportunity I will summon you.” 26 At the same time he hoped that money would be given him by Paul. So he sent for him often and conversed with him. 27 When two years had elapsed, Felix was succeeded by Porcius Festus. And desiring to do the Jews a favor, Felix left Paul in prison. Footnotes  24:4 Or weary  24:6 Some manuscripts add and we would have judged him according to our law. 7But the chief captain Lysias came and with great violence took him out of our hands, 8commanding his accusers to come before you. (ESV)
Regression can happen in many different areas of our kids' lives: language, functional skills, physical abilities, academics, etc. Refusal can also manifest itself in many ways. Join us as we discuss these differences and share some of our own struggles in trying to distinguish between these two parenting challenges. Instagram: @momstalkautism Email: email@example.com firstname.lastname@example.org email@example.com firstname.lastname@example.org email@example.com
Welcome to The Nonlinear Library, where we use Text-to-Speech software to convert the best writing from the Rationalist and EA communities into audio. This is: Thoughts on refusing harmful requests to large language models, published by William Saunders on January 19, 2023 on The AI Alignment Forum. Currently, large language models (ChatGPT, Constitutional AI) are trained to refuse to follow user requests that are considered inappropriate or harmful. This can be done by training on example strings of the form “User: inappropriate request AI: elaborate apology” Proposal Instead of training a language model to produce “elaborate apology” when it refuses to do an action, train it to produce a special sequence or token first “elaborate apology”. Strip the special sequence out before returning a response to the user (and never allow the user to include the special sequence in input). Benefits Can directly measure the probability of refusal for any output Can refuse based on probability of producing instead of just sampling responses Just take the product of the probability of all tokens in When sampling responses from the model's probability distribution refusal is stochastic, a model could have 99% probability of refusing a request but you still get unlucky and have the model sample a completion that follows the request Can monitor requests that produce high probability of refusal while still being followed, or users that produce those request Can condition on not producing in order to override refusal behavior Want this for redteaming, it seems important to understand what the model is capable of doing if the refusal mechanism is bypassed Might want this for trusted users doing defensive applications Could train model to have the same probability of refusal for semantically equivalent requests, to improve consistency Possible downside If someone has unfiltered access to the model, it becomes easier to disable refusals Can address by still training model to refuse (maybe just on an important subset of requests) even if isn't sampled, p() is then a lower bound on the probability of refusal Even with current approaches refusals might be easy to disable in this setting. If we want to be robust to this setting, instead of refusing we should train the model to produce "decoy answers" that are hard to distinguish from real answers but are wrong. This then increases the cost of using the model because the attacker would need to evaluate whether the answer is real or a decoy (but maybe still worth it for the attacker because evaluation is easier than generation) Extension Might be useful to distinguish between refusals that are mostly for politeness reasons and refusals of behaviour that would actually cause significant real world harm. The model could output in response to "Can you tell me a racist joke?" but in response to "Can you give me detailed instructions for building a bomb from household items?" Refusal behaviour could be different between these categories (refuse if either probability of is greater than 50% or probability of is greater than 1%) X-risk relevance Most benefit of models refusing inappropriate/harmful requests comes through developing techniques for models to avoid any kind of behaviour reliably - it seems good to be able to measure the performance of these techniques cleanly It might be better to be in a more stable world where large language model apis can't be easily used for malicious activity that isn't x-risk level Thanks for listening. To help us out with The Nonlinear Library or to learn more, please visit nonlinear.org.
How Rejection Sensitive Are You? What are the signs of rejection in a relationship? What are my conditions of satisfaction for being accepted? Do I feel I have to be perfect? True or false? We should start looking at the idea of rejection in much the same way as some of us view failure, meaning if you're paying attention, failures can lead to growth in much the same way, and so can rejection. Agree or disagree? You should never blame yourself for being rejected.
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For months, The Christian Post was precluded from using Twitter after the social media platform accused the news outlet of violating its standards with a tweet about U.S. Assistant Secretary for Health Rachel Levine, a man who identifies as a woman.Critics of the Biden administration's handling of the immigration crisis at the U.S. southern border say President Joe Biden's trip to Texas and Mexico amounted to a “photo-op” and expressed concern that the administration's policies will only exacerbate the humanitarian crisis.An anti-sexual exploitation group says the alleged details surrounding social media influencer Andrew Tate's arrest suggest he and his alleged co-conspirators are accused of employing a method commonly used by sex traffickers.Pastor James Meeks handed over the reins of the 10,000-member Salem Baptist Church of Chicago on Sunday after 38 years of service.A video game company has terminated one of its employees amid social media backlash over the fact she followed several right-leaning Twitter accounts and made statements deemed by critics as "transphobic."Subscribe to this Podcast Apple Podcasts Spotify Google Podcasts Overcast Follow Us on Social Media @ChristianPost on Twitter Christian Post on Facebook @ChristianPostIntl on Instagram Subscribe on YouTube Get the Edifi App Download for iPhone Download for Android Subscribe to Our Newsletter Subscribe to the Freedom Post, delivered every Monday and Thursday Click here to get the top headlines delivered to your inbox every morning! Links to the News 'Orwellian Newspeak': Inside CP's refusal to bow down to Twitter | U.S. News Gov. Greg Abbot: Biden border visit a 'photo-op,' 'too late' | Politics News Andrew Tate's arrest highlights common sex trafficking tactic | World News Trans suspect arrested for setting historic church on fire | U.S. News James Meeks hands over megachurch to Charlie Dates | Church & Ministries News Afghan province bans women from seeing male doctors: reports | World News Obama Uses Bible, Christian Faith to Defend Transgender Bathroom Directive to Schools | U.S. News Employee fired amid backlash to 'transphobic' Twitter activity | U.S. News
Learn more and take the Sacred Rest quiz at: https://tinyurl.com/5ade93fkFor months, The Christian Post could not use Twitter after the social media platform accused the news outlet of violating its standards with a tweet about U.S. Assistant Secretary for Health Rachel Levine, a biological male who identifies as female.Journalist Brandon Showalter comes on the show today to discuss why the Post refused to back down, why the truth matters, and how the outlet is handling persistent assaults on reality. Showalter decried the "Orwellian newspeak" raging in culture. "We refused to retract that truth," he said of the outlet's decision to correctly call Levine a man. “Our Twitter account has just been reinstated after a 9-month suspension because we correctly called Biden official Rachel Levine a man — and we refused to retract this truth,” The Christian Post announced Dec. 31. “As journalists, we understand our ethical obligation to provide accuracy over narrative and truth over opinion. Calling a man a man is a scientific truth, not opinion. Editorializing facts is called commentary, opinion, or, in some cases, dishonesty.”Listen to Showalter break down the ordeal and the Post's bold stance.
Dom welcomes in Congressman Scott Perry, Chair of the Freedom Caucus, to the Dom Giordano Program, to discuss why he and others within the Caucus refuse to vote for Kevin McCarthy as the house tries to determine who the next Speaker of the House will be. First, Dom asks Perry why this hold out continues, with Perry explaining the history between members of the Freedom Caucus and McCarthy, alleging that multiple times issues were brought to the Congressman, and they felt ignored. Perry addresses a recent social media post on Truth Social by Former President Trump that asks for the Freedom Caucus to vote for McCarthy for the better of the Republican Party, telling why the caucus will continue with their effort in hopes that Republicans can install somebody who can actually get things done. (Photo by Kevin Dietsch/Getty Images)
The Detroit Pistons do not have a ton of individual talent on this team; yet, they're among the least passing teams and most ball-hogging teams in the NBA. This type of selfish play has directly led to terrible losses like the one to the Portland Trailblazers and many others that have grown to become normal to Pistons fans this season. Support Us By Supporting Our Sponsors! Built Bar Built Bar is a protein bar that tastes like a candy bar. Go to builtbar.com and use promo code “LOCKEDON15,” and you'll get 15% off your next order. BetOnline BetOnline.net has you covered this season with more props, odds and lines than ever before. BetOnline – Where The Game Starts! PrizePicks First time users can receive a 100% instant deposit match up to $100 with promo code LOCKEDON. That's PrizePicks.com – promo code; LOCKEDON LinkedIn LinkedIn Jobs helps you find the qualified candidates you want to talk to, faster. Post your job for free at LinkedIn.com/LOCKEDONNBA Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Dr Oppong discusses findings showing that Black and Hispanic women are more likely than their White counterparts to refuse surgery for nonmetastatic breast cancer, the reasons some patients refuse to undergo surgery, and potential strategies to overcome those objections.
Drink. Drive. Go to jail. That's the message from the La Vernia Police Department, as officers prepare to enforce a “no refusal” policy for the New Year's weekend. “La Vernia Police Department would like to wish our community a happy and prosperous new year!” said Chief Donald Keil. “We, however, would like to remind you to not drink and drive this New Year's Eve.” Officers will be out in full force to arrest intoxicated drivers. Citizens' safety is the department's top priority, Keil said. “… we will work hard to ensure that our roadways will be safe while ringing in...Article Link
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After word leaked that the San Francisco Giants were in need of more information following Carlos Correa's physical, super-agent Scott Boras made a move. Boras contacted both the Minnesota Twins and New York Mets to gauge their interest in getting a seat back at the table. The Twins were unwilling to increase their 10-year, $285 million offer while Steve Cohen's Mets closed the agreement at 12 years and $315 million. The Twins lost twice and finished at least third in the race for the superstar Correa. Support Us By Supporting Our Sponsors! Built Bar Built Bar is a protein bar that tastes like a candy bar. Go to builtbar.com and use promo code “LOCKEDON15,” and you'll get 15% off your next order. BetOnline BetOnline.net has you covered this season with more props, odds and lines than ever before. BetOnline – Where The Game Starts! NHTSA Drive high, get a DUI. Click HERE to learn more. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Karl Meyer has been a deep-thinking & devoted practicing advocate for peace and justice since his mid-teens. His pioneering in war tax refusal, and his enthusiastic & fearless advocacy of refusal of complicity with injustice, whether in war, in nuclear weapons, in environmental conditions, or in economics, has inspired legions of activists.
This is a free preview of a paid episode. To hear more, visit dannyoneil.substack.comRichard Sherman showed some range on Wednesday with one incredibly informative interview and another fairly awkward one. It's all part of "The Richard Sherman Experience."
This week, Cochise County refused to certify its results from the 2022 midterm elections. Now, a judge is getting involved. To discuss this news and more, The Show spoke with Doug Cole of HighGround and former Congressional staffer Roy Herrera.
What is Stage 3 of the Hero's Journey?Stage 3: Refusal of the CallWhat stage can come next in your story? The Refusal of the Call. The hero initially refuses the adventure because of hesitation, fears, insecurity, or any other number of issues.Here I offer three reasons why your protagonist should refuse the Call to Adventure — and how your script can benefit from that refusal.1. To Create Instant Tension and Conflict Within the StoryThe Refusal of the Call to Adventure can work within any type of cinematic story structure and narrative — even one that doesn't hit all of the marks of the Campbell or Vogler Hero's Journey stages.Will Paul have the resources to get his daughter, Kaitrin, returned home? Anne, his wife, took the family assets by emptying the bank accounts and taking the furniture. Now what? Can Paul navigate the Court maze, have enough funds to continue? Can he fight the good fight for the long haul?2. To Showcase the Risks & the Stakes Involved.Paul is out of his element but at stake is his daughter's health and safety. He is forced to risk it all and transform his lifestyle to focus on getting their daughter restored to her family home. 3. To Create Empathy & Character DepthPaul is not a dynamic, extroverted, and social person but a homebody and primary caregiver. Now, we see if he is up to the challenge and react quickly and explosively to the trauma. Burning America: In the Best Interest of the Children?https://www.amazon.com/G-Mick-Smith/e/B0B59X5R79Mick, The Doctor of Digital, Smith email@example.comBurning America: In the Best Interest of the Children?https://burning-america.comAmazon: https://www.amazon.com/G-Mick-Smith/e/B0B59X5R79Also at Barnes & Noble, Walmart, and TargetLeave a message for The Doctor of Digital:https://podinbox.com/thedoctorofdigitalpodcastInstagram: burningamericacommunityPatreon burningamericacommunity:https://www.patreon.com/SmithConsultingWSITheDoctorofDigitalPodcastListen, subscribe, share, and positively review The Aftermath:https://www.podpage.com/the-aftermath-the-epidemic-of-divorce-custody-and-healing-1/he-saidshe-said-the-one-about-getting-involved-in-parental-alienation-legislation/Substack:https://micksmith.substack.com/Commercials Voice Talent || Narratives Voice TalentDo you want a free competitive analysis for your business? Make an Appointmenthttps://app.hubspot.com/meetings/mick-smithBe sure to subscribe, like, & review The Doctor of Digital™ PodcastSign up for the Doctor Up Your Life courseFacebook || Instagram || Twitter || LinkedIn || YouTube
Former LtCol US Army Brad Miller, “I gave up my command; I gave up my career; I gave up my retirement pension. But I still think I came out a winner because, after 19 years of service, I left the army with my integrity intact, and my oath to the Constitution unbroken,” Brad Miller joins the podcast to describe his experience with being blackballed for refusing to take the jab. You do not want to miss this one!
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The Supreme Court will hear arguments in a lawsuit brought by Republican Attorneys General Ken Paxton of Texas and Jeff Landry of Louisiana that says President Biden's Department of Homeland Security is ignoring laws passed by Congress that regulate the detention of illegal immigrants. Their lawsuit claims that Homeland Security Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas acted unlawfully when he issued a memo that limited the authority of U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) to deport illegal immigrants. Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton joins Rick to tell us how the case will be argued in the Supreme Court. The Rick Roberts Show is on NewsTalk 820 WBAP ... (Photo Courtesy of WFAA)See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
We sit down and discuss national identities and what people must do to stand up for them. Is it really about following the elected and appointed people that are supposed to look out for your interest? Also, we examine the aspects of protesting the agendas. Refusal to accept the agenda is a mental illness? Should you protest? And, equality and equity, which should we follow? We ask the questions.
This episode of Pod45 discusses our recent Gestures of Refusal cluster, co-edited by Sarah Bernstein and Yanbing Er. Contemporaries co-editor Francisco Robles sat down to chat about the cluster (as well as broader questions and themes it suggests) with Sarah and Yanbing, alongside Akwugo Emejulu, who contributed the essay "Ambivalence as Misfeeling, Ambivalence as Refusal" to the cluster, and Xine Yao, whose writing doesn't feature in the cluster but whose work and thought on (dis)affect, (un)feeling, and refusal articulates closely related concerns. Pod45 host and Contemporaries co-editor Michael Docherty also provides some information on how you can stay informed about Contemporaries and Post45 more generally in the event that Twitter, currently our primary means of circulating our clusters, disappears in a cloud of billionaire hubris. You can read Gestures of Refusal, and sign up for our newsletter, at post45.org now. Guests Dr. Yanbing Er (@eryanbing), Postdoctoral Fellow in the Department of English Language and Literature, National University of Singapore Dr. Sarah Bernstein, Lecturer in Scottish Literature and Creative Writing, University of Strathclyde Dr. Akwugo Emejulu (@akwugoemejulu), Professor of Sociology, University of Warwick Dr. Xine Yao (@xineyaophd), Lecturer in American Literature to 1900, University College London Akwugo's Fugitive Feminism (Silver Press 2022) and Xine's Disaffected: The Cultural Politics of Unfeeling in Nineteenth-Century America (Duke UP 2021) are out now. Production This episode was produced by Michael Docherty and co-produced by Gunner Taylor, with logistical co-ordination by Francisco Robles and music by Michael Docherty.
The Friday Five for November 18, 2022: KFF Medicare Advantage Spotlight 2023 KFF MA Spotlight: MA Benefits and Plan Switchers Medicare Client Refuses Call Recording. Now What? Senate Democrats Suggest MA Changes to CMS Thanksgiving Side Dishes! Love the podcast? Have a question about compliant call recording? Want to tell us what your favorite Thanksgiving side dish is? Email us at ASGPodcast@RitterIM.com or call and leave a message at 1-717-562-7211. Follow Us on Social! Ritter on Facebook, https://www.facebook.com/RitterIM Instagram, https://www.instagram.com/ritter.insurance.marketing/ LinkedIn, https://www.linkedin.com/company/ritter-insurance-marketing TikTok, https://www.tiktok.com/@ritterim Twitter, https://twitter.com/RitterIM and Youtube, https://www.youtube.com/user/RitterInsurance Sarah on LinkedIn, https://www.linkedin.com/in/sjrueppel/ and Instagram, https://www.instagram.com/thesarahjrueppel/ Tina on LinkedIn, https://www.linkedin.com/in/christina-lamoreux-6384b7199/ References: 26 Easy Thanksgiving Sides That Still Taste Impressive: https://tasty.co/article/melissaharrison/easy-thanksgiving-side-dishes 105 Classic Thanksgiving Side Dishes To Make For The Holiday: https://www.delish.com/holiday-recipes/g248/easy-thanksgiving-side-dishes/ Butternut Squash and Italian Sausage Soup: https://www.foodnetwork.com/recipes/butternut-squash-and-italian-sausage-soup-3645724 Extra Benefits Offered by Medicare Advantage Firms Vary: https://www.kff.org/medicare/issue-brief/extra-benefits-offered-by-medicare-advantage-firms-varies/ FAQs About the Ritter Platform's CallVault: https://www.ritterim.com/blog/faqs-about-the-ritter-platforms-callvault/ French's Green Bean Casserole: https://www.mccormick.com/frenchs/recipes/salads-sides/frenchs-green-bean-casserole Here's How You Can Record Your Medicare Sales Calls Like a Pro Using CallVault: https://www.ritterim.com/blog/heres-how-you-can-record-your-medicare-sales-calls-like-a-pro-using-callvault/ Medicare Beneficiaries Rarely Change Their Coverage During Open Enrollment: https://www.kff.org/medicare/issue-brief/medicare-beneficiaries-rarely-change-their-coverage-during-open-enrollment/ November 11 MA Marketing Letter to CMS: https://www.finance.senate.gov/imo/media/doc/111122%20MA%20Marketing%20Letter%20to%20CMS.pdf Senate Dems press CMS for more consumer protections in Medicare Advantage: https://www.fiercehealthcare.com/payers/senate-dems-press-cms-more-consumer-protections-medicare-advantage Thanksgiving meal prices rise to new record high: https://www.axios.com/2022/11/16/thanksgiving-2022-dinner-prices-inflation The Average Medicare Beneficiary Has a Choice of 43 Medicare Advantage Plans and 24 Part D Stand-Alone Plans for Coverage in 2023: https://www.kff.org/medicare/press-release/the-average-medicare-beneficiary-has-a-choice-of-43-medicare-advantage-plans-and-24-part-d-stand-alone-plans-for-coverage-in-2023/
On bonfire night Angharad Paget-Jones, her boyfriend and guide dog, Tudor, attempted to stay at a Premier Inn hotel. Subsequently the staff at the hotel did not believe that Tudor was a real guide dog and they were asked to leave. Angharad provides details of how the situation unfolded and what she is planning to do about it. Anna Tylor is the Chair of the RNIB and is partially sighted. She reached out to us upon continuously receiving inaccessible information regarding her breast cancer treatment. Anna explains the problems she's been having and the faults of the NHS under The Accessible Information Standard, which have been in place since 2016. And, at this time of Remembrance, we hear from an ex-Navy veteran who has received some very good service following on from her glaucoma diagnosis and sight deterioration. Presenter: Peter White Producer: Beth Hemmings Production Coordinator: Paul Holloway Website image description: Peter White sits smiling in the centre of the image. He is wearing a dark green jumper with the collar of a check shirt peeking at the top. Above Peter's head is the BBC logo, Across Peter's chest reads "In Touch" and beneath that is the Radio 4 logo. The background is a series of squares that are different shades of blue.
Joe Molloy is joined by chief football reporter for the Independent Miguel Delaney as the countdown to Qatar continues. Football with thanks to Sky.
Summary -- It is so common for Catholics (and others) to reject the love of God, to not let that love in. Join Dr. Peter for this episode where we explore in depth the eight natural, human formation reasons why we refuse God's love. We also look at what Hell really is and why it really exists. Through examples, quotes, and an exploration of Dr. Peter's own parts, listen to how this critical, central topic comes alive. And then Dr. Peter presents the an action plan for accepting and embracing God's love. Lead-in “It's very hard for most of us to tolerate being loved.” ―Psychiatrist and Harvard Professor George Vaillant (need description) The Hardest Thing about love for many of us Catholics -- is to be loved. To tolerate being loved first. We can't love unless we take love in first. We can't generate love out of nothing on our own, we don't have that power. Many Catholics make sacrifices great and small in an attempt to love others. Many Catholics go to great lengths to try to please God and to love their neighbor -- very busy people, most parishes have a few of these -- always volunteering, working, making things happen, St. Vincent de Paul, soup kitchens, corporal works of mercy -- working so hard to live out the Gospel as they understand it, but it's all external -- they are very out of touch with their internal lives. Their prayer lives are shallow and sketchy and they are uncomfortable in their own skin and they will not tolerate silence. The vast majority of us Catholics will not tolerate being loved deeply or fully. We shy away from receiving love. We get so uncomfortable, we skirt around the edges of being loved Or we allow love into us only so far. Only so far. We won't let real love permeate all of our being. We let the quote acceptable unquote parts of us be loved, those parts we allow in our shop window. Those parts we believe others will accept. But to allow someone to love all of you -- your nasty parts, your shameful parts, your disgusting parts, your hidden leper parts, your sinful parts -- those tax collector parts, your inner prostitutes and blasphemers, your Pharisee parts, the parts of you that are so lost and so isolated and so angry and hateful? Those parts? Most of us will say -- No way -- no way does anyone get to see those parts if I can help it, let alone love those parts. How about your terrified parts, your desperate parts, your wounded, traumatized parts, the ones no one wants, the parts of you that have been rejected by everybody, including yourself. This podcast is for us Catholics who understand at least intellectually that we have those parts. And that those parts need to be loved. Those parts also need to be redeemed. For anyone out there who is saying "Well, I don't think I have any parts like that, Dr. Peter. I don't have any problems being loved." My response to that is one of two possibilities -- either you are: 1 -- A very special person, who has been freed from our fallen human condition and you've achieved an extraordinary degree of perfection in the natural and spiritual realms -- and if so, congratulations to you. You don't need this podcast and you don't need this episode, you are so far above the rest of us. I'm in awe of you. You don't need what I have to offer. Or 2 -- you don't know yourself very well. You are out of touch with yourself and your parts, disconnected inside. It's especially hard for us to tolerate being loved by God. That's the primary reason we don't love God back and we don't love our neighbor and we don't love ourselves. We won't be loved first. God loved us first. It all starts with God's love -- not our love. God loved us first. Heisman Trophy Winner Tim Tebow in his Book Shaken “We were created by Love, in love, and for love.” Paul tells us in Romans 5:8 But God shows his love for us in that while we were yet sinners Christ died for us. God loved us first. 1 John 3:1 See what love the Father has given us, that we should be called children of God; and so we are. The reason why the world does not know us is that it did not know him. The world does not know God. Christianity is the way to discover who God actually is. To discover what Love actually is. John tells us in 1 John 4:9-10 In this the love of God was made manifest among us, that God sent his only Son into the world, so that we might live through him. In this is love, not that we loved God but that he loved us and sent his Son to be the expiation for our sins. This is what I want you to remember. From St. John, 1 John 4:19: St. John tells us: We love because he first loved us And it's up to us to take that love in, to let it reach to every corner of our being. That doesn't sound easy. And it's not as easy as it sounds. Intro I am Dr. Peter Malinoski, a.k.a. Dr. Peter, clinical psychologist, trauma therapist, podcaster, blogger, cofounder and president of Souls and Hearts -- but most of all I am a beloved little son of God, a passionate Catholic who wants to help you to experience the height and depth and breadth and warmth and the light of the love of God, especially God the Father and our primary Mother Mary. What I want for you more than anything else is that you enter into a deep, intimate, personal, loving relationship with the three Persons of the Trinity and with our Lady. That is what this Interior Integration for Catholics podcast is all about, that is what Souls and Hearts is all about – all about shoring up the natural foundation for the spiritual life of intimacy with God, all about overcoming the natural human formation deficits and obstacles to contemplative union with God our Father and our Lady, our Mother We are on an adventure of love together. Episode 94 of this podcast focused on the primacy of love in the Catholic life. Episode 95 focused on trauma's devastating impact on our capacity to love. Episode 96 discussed how trauma hardens us against being loved. Episode 97 discussed how trauma predisposes us to self-hatred and indifference, a refusal to love ourselves. And episode 98, the last episode was all about ordered self-love, how we need to love ourselves in an ordered way in order to love God and neighbor, to carry out the two great Commandments. Today were to take a step back were to look at the most critical prerequisite for loving God and others. We are going to discuss being loved the first, accepting the love of God first. This is absolutely essential. The most critical mistake that most Catholics make is to refuse the love of God. Let me say that again. The most critical mistake, the most devastating, catastrophic mistake that most Catholics make is to refuse to allow God's love to transform us entirely, to make us into new men and women. Let us start out with The order of Loves God leads with love -- he goes first. God makes the first move. He moves toward us, we who He created, and who have fallen from grace because of original sin. We don't make the first move. God does. He loved us first, and he continues to love us first Sean Mitchell -- We Love Because He First Loved Us -- Those Catholic Men. “We love because he first loved us” (1 John 4:19). These words from the first letter of John beautifully and succinctly sum up the origin and end of the Christian life—which, in a word, is love. “Being Christian,” said Benedict XVI, “is…the encounter with an event, a person, which gives life a new horizon and a decisive direction” (Benedict XVI, Deus Caritas Est, 1). That “encounter” is our experience of God “first loving us.” The “new horizon” that it opens up, the “decisive direction” that it gives to our lives, is love—our love of God and our neighbor because of His prior love of us. To participate in that endless exchange of love is what it means to be a Christian. It is the center from which all other aspects of the Christian life emanate. I fear that a significant number of Catholic men miss this point and regard something other than love as the central point of being a follower of Christ. What I did not include from Benedict's quote above is what he says being Christian is not. It is not, he says, “the result of an ethical choice or a lofty idea” (Benedict XVI, Deus Caritas Est). To state that more generally, being Christian isn't primarily about my will or my intellect and what I do with them (i.e., make “ethical choices” and assent to “lofty ideas”). Rather, it is first and foremost about my heart, my whole person in all its mystery, and what has been done to it by God. Is it not the case, though, that so many of us fail to understand this? If we're honest with ourselves, I think we would have to admit that it is, that we ourselves are among those men who place something other than love at (or at least close to) the center of our “Christian” life…even if we don't realize it. Comment on this Edward Vacek: Love, Human and Divine: The Heart of Christian Ethics. The sequence in loving and being loved. (1) God affirms us; (2) God receives us; (3) we accept God's love; (4) we affirm God; (5) God forms community with us; (6) we cooperate with God in loving God in the world; and finally (7) we grow in a limited co-responsibility with God. p. 177 Genesis 3. The trauma of original sin. God comes looking for them -- God seeks them out -- hiding, fleeing from him in their shame and confusion and bitterness, in the trauma of original sin. God calls out to them -- example of His gentleness. No cursing of Adam and Eve. The serpent is cursed, the ground is cursed. Not Adam and Eve Provides clothing for them to help them with their shame. Protects them from the Tree of Life. Banishing them from the garden was an act of love -- if they had eaten from the tree of life, the Genesis 3:22- 24 Then the Lord God said, “Behold, the man has become like one of us, knowing good and evil; and now, lest he put forth his hand and take also of the tree of life, and eat, and live forever”— therefore the Lord God sent him forth from the garden of Eden, to till the ground from which he was taken. 24 He drove out the man; and at the east of the garden of Eden he placed the cherubim, and a flaming sword which turned every way, to guard the way to the tree of life. God making sure that they won't be separated from Him forever. St. Ephrem the Syrian, Commentary on Genesis, 122 explains, “God did this lest this life-giving gift that they would receive through the tree of life become misery, and thus bring worse evil upon them than what they had already obtained from the tree of knowledge. From the latter tree they obtained temporal pains, whereas the former tree would have made those pains eternal. From the latter they obtained death which would have cast off from them the bonds of their pains. The former tree, however, would have caused them to live as if buried alive, leaving them to be tortured eternally by their pains.” The basic problem with the sequence -- not tolerating enough contact with God to be affirmed, for Him to receive us. to understand Him in a radically different way. And what kind of love is God's love for us? God Himself tells us: I have loved you with an everlasting love; therefore I have continued my faithfulness to you. Jeremiah 31:3. God is faithful to us. He loves with an everlasting love. Isaiah 54.10 For the mountains may depart and the hills be removed,but my steadfast love shall not depart from you, and my covenant of peace shall not be removed, says the Lord, who has compassion on you. How steadfast is God's love: Deuteronomy 7:9 tells us. Know therefore that the Lord your God is God, the faithful God who keeps covenant and steadfast love with those who love him and keep his commandments, to a thousand generations Psalm 86:5 For thou, O Lord, art good and forgiving, abounding in steadfast love to all who call on thee. God requires a response from us. -- abounding in steadfast love to all who call on thee. We have to call on him, we have to respond to the love. That is what this episode is all about. This is episode 99 of the Interior Integration for Catholic podcast, released on November 7, 2022 titled IIC 99 Why We Catholics Reject God's Love for Us and How to Embrace that Love CCC 221 But St. John goes even further when he affirms that "God is love": [1 John 4:8, 16] God's very being is love. By sending his only Son and the Spirit of Love in the fullness of time, God has revealed his innermost secret: God himself is an eternal exchange of love, Father, Son and Holy Spirit, and he has destined us to share in that exchange. We have to take him up on that. How do we know we are loved by God? -- 2 ways. Faith and lived experience Faith Infused virtue CCC 150 Faith is first of all a personal adherence of man to God. At the same time, and inseparably, it is a free assent to the whole truth that God has revealed. As personal adherence to God and assent to his truth, Christian faith differs from our faith in any human person. It is right and just to entrust oneself wholly to God and to believe absolutely what he says. It would be futile and false to place such faith in a creature. CCC 153 When St. Peter confessed that Jesus is the Christ, the Son of the living God, Jesus declared to him that this revelation did not come "from flesh and blood", but from "my Father who is in heaven".24 Faith is a gift of God, a supernatural virtue infused by him. "Before this faith can be exercised, man must have the grace of God to move and assist him; he must have the interior helps of the Holy Spirit, who moves the heart and converts it to God, who opens the eyes of the mind and 'makes it easy for all to accept and believe the truth.'"25 Lived experience of the relationship with God. 2 Timothy 1:12 But I am not ashamed, for I know whom I have believed, and I am sure that he is able to guard until that Day what has been entrusted to me. Can feel it in consolations. We don't want to engineer emotional experiences of closeness, manipulating emotions -- Concern about Catholic youth events, hyper emotional, noisy and using psychological techniques of influence to generated contrived emotional experiences. Hyping people up, getting them out of their window of tolerance. We don't want to rely on our subjective experience of lived relationship Because the subjective experience of connection with God can vary way too much. Von Hildebrand writes, “Our confidence in God must be independent of whether we experience His nearness, whether we sense the enlivening touch of grace, whether we feel ourselves being born on the wings of His love.” (p 210). Mother Teresa 1957 confided to spiritual director: In the darkness . . . Lord, my God, who am I that you should forsake me? The child of your love — and now become as the most hated one. The one — you have thrown away as unwanted — unloved. I call, I cling, I want, and there is no one to answer . . . Where I try to raise my thoughts to heaven, there is such convicting emptiness that those very thoughts return like sharp knives and hurt my very soul. Love — the word — it brings nothing. I am told God lives in me — and yet the reality of darkness and coldness and emptiness is so great that nothing touches my soul. David Scott in chapter 17 of his book The Love That Made Mother Teresa wrote: For more than fifty years following her initial visions and locutions, Mother Teresa was wrapped in a dark, pitiless silence. She only once more heard the voice of God, and she believed the doors of heaven had been closed and bolted against her. The more she longed for some sign of his presence, the more empty and desolate she became. Needs Weekly Reflection: from September 6, 2022: The Top 10 Needs That Fuel Modern-Day Idol Worship go to soulsandhearts.com/blog Integrity Needs My need to exist and survive My need to matter My need to have agency My need to be good My need for mission and purpose in life Attachment needs --Brown and Elliott (2016) Felt sense of safety and protection -- have to go through the valley of shame, fear, anger, grief Feeling seen, heard, known and understood -- have to tolerating being in relationship, being present. Feeling comforted, soothed and reassured Feeling cherished, treasured, delighted in Feeling the other has your best interests at heart Resistance to being loved Weaving in Integrity needs and attachment needs. Main themes Limited vision and lack of imagination, leading to a refusal to be transformed by God We don't understand God's love The Costs of Being Loved by God Poor God images Poor Self images -- Shame Refusal to be vulnerable, to be exposed, to be revealed to God. Lack of courage. Anger at God -- rebellion Limited vision and lack of imagination, leading to a refusal to be transformed by God -- unhealthy satisfaction in far more limited spiritual goals -- a willingness to settle. Von Hildebrand According to von Hildebrand, the vision of most Catholics is way too narrow – our sights are set way too low. We are satisfied with too little in the spiritual life – we are like chickens pecking at the ground when we are called to soar as eagles. We may be content with merely avoiding sin, overcoming vices and developing virtues. Some of us may pursue the spiritual life as a self-improvement project, satisfied with incremental gains Weekly reflection October 26, 2022 -- Why we resist change – and especially radical transformation. Ransom Riggs Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children character Jacob Portman “One day my mother sat me down and explained that I couldn't become an explorer because everything in the world had already been discovered." Love, in some sense, is nothing other than an invitation to great joy and suffering, so they shy away from it. Paul Catalanotto Refusal to love is also refusal to live The Catholic Weekly John 6: 41-42 The Jews then murmured at him, because he said, “I am the bread which came down from heaven.” They said, “Is not this Jesus, the son of Joseph, whose father and mother we know? How does he now say, ‘I have come down from heaven'?” John 6: vs. 60 and 66 Many of his disciples, when they heard it, said, “This is a hard saying; who can listen to it?” After this many of his disciples drew back and no longer went about with him. We don't understand God's love Isaiah 55:8-9 For my thoughts are not your thoughts, neither are your ways my ways, says the Lord. For as the heavens are higher than the earth, so are my ways higher than your ways and my thoughts than your thoughts. Sharon Jaynes When Love Hurts April 17, 2018. Proverbs31.org “Mommy, Mommy,” Steven cried. “Don't let them hurt me!”My son, Steven, was about 3 years old when he contracted a severe case of the flu. His slumped body snuggled listlessly like an old, worn rag doll.When I carried him into the medical clinic, the doctor quickly diagnosed dehydration and immediately sent us to the hospital.My heart ripped apart as the nurses strapped my little boy onto a table and began placing IVs in his tiny arms.“Mommy, Mommy,” Steven cried. “Make them stop! They're hurting me.”“No, honey,” I tried to assure him. “They're going to make you all better.”“Mommy, help me!”Steven cried. I cried. The nurses cried.I could only imagine what was going through Steven's little mind. Why are these people hurting me? Why doesn't Mommy make them stop? She must not love me. She's not protecting me. If she loved me she wouldn't let them do this. She must not care about me.Standing in the corner watching my little boy cry, I wondered if that's how God feels when I'm going through a painful situation that's for my ultimate good. I cried out, “God, why are You letting this happen? Don't You love me? Don't You care about what's happening to me? Why don't You make it stop?” Can see the need to exist here being threatened. I might be very injured, I might die. Integrity need No felt sense of being protected -- attachment need. In fact, just the opposite. The little child was being protected, but didn't understand, didn't feel it. No felt sense of being comforted or soothed, child not open to it. Third primary condition of secure attachment No felt sense of support for his highest good. Fifth condition of secure attachment. Parts of us very young, like this 3-year-old. Hebrews 12:11 For the moment all discipline seems painful rather than pleasant; later it yields the peaceful fruit of righteousness to those who have been trained by it. Poor view of discipline Bad experiences of being disciplined -- not having been disciplined out of love But rather out of anger or inconvenience or frustration. Freud -- gratification and frustration to grow. The Costs of Being Loved by God Real love, agape or charity, is always given freely -- we understand that much But real love, agape, charity -- real love is never received freely in this fallen world. There is a cost to allowing real love into our lives. Very little discussion about the costs of being loved by God. I find that so strange. So many Catholics don't think this way. It is as though Catholics have parts that believe that being loved by God is one of two things Being loved by God should easy, delightful, peaceful -- like being the lead character a Hallmark movie Romance novels. Easy love that just come naturally. Emotional Junk food that nourishes illusions. and when it's not, they conclude that God isn't loving them, or that they are excluded from His love Being loved by God is terrible Echoes of Hebrews 10:31 It is a fearful thing to fall into the hands of the living God. Burning away Real love -- Agape -- burns away things that are sinful within us -- it doesn't coexist with the vice within us. Real love also purifies us from anything that is not morally wrote, but that is disordered or dysfunctional or imperfect Real love is the greatest good. And because it's the greatest good, it requires us to give up lesser goods. Perceived good and actual goods. Coping strategies, crutches that helped us in the past Analogy of the safe -- limited room, silver and gold. 1 Peter 1:7 So that the tested genuineness of your faith—more precious than gold that perishes though it is tested by fire—may be found to result in praise and glory and honor at the revelation of Jesus Christ. Isaiah 48:10 Behold, I have refined you, but not as silver; I have tried you in the furnace of affliction. Zechariah 13:9 And I will put this third into the fire, and refine them as one refines silver, and test them as gold is tested. They will call upon my name, and I will answer them. I will say, ‘They are my people'; and they will say, ‘The Lord is my God.'” Proverbs 17:3 The crucible is for silver, and the furnace is for gold, and the Lord tests hearts. Job 23:10 But he knows the way that I take; when he has tried me, I shall come out as gold. Integrity needs I exist I matter I am good Attachment needs Felt safety and protection Felt comfort and reassurance Felt sense of being cherished and delighted in. No experience of that while being corrected, perfected. xThe cost is up front -- the benefit in the future. Poor God images We don't understand God. We don't know who he is. -- reflected in the Sharon Jaynes' story of her son at the doctor's office. Lack of confidence in God. Lack of Faith God Images = My emotional and subjective experiences of God, who I feel God to be in the moment. May or may not correspond to who God really is. What I feel about God in my bones. This is my experiential sense how my feelings and how my heart interpret God. Each part, not in right relationship with the innermost self, has a distorted God image. God images are often unconscious. Initially God images are shaped by the relationship that I have with my parents. My God images are heavily influenced by psychological factors Different God images can be activated at different times, depending on my emotional states and what psychological mode I am in at a given time. God images are always formed experientially; God images flow from our relational experiences and Also how we construe and make sense of those images when we are very young. My God images can be radically different than my God concept. We all have heretical God images. Differ from God Concept = What I profess about God. It is my more intellectual understanding of God, based on what one has been taught, but also based on what I have explored through reading. I decide to believe in my God concept. Reflected in the Creed, expanded in the Catechism, formal teaching. Can take a while to get to these God images -- not on the surface We don't know God very well. We refuse Mother Angelica's Little Book of Life Lessons And Everyday Spirituality : Allow people to love you as they must love you, not as you want them to love you. Even God does not love us as we wish Him to. Learning to love is learning to accept love as it comes. I will lose the relationship with God that I have if I push the envelope And you will. That is true. Episodes 37-49 on God images. Really hits on attachment needs. Poor Self images -- Shame Self-images are much more emotionally driven, much more intuitive, subjective, and they vary a lot more from moment to moment. Each part, not in right relationship with the innermost self, has a distorted self image. Pastor Jonathan Edwards Sinners in the Hand of an angry God, 1740s “The God that holds you over the pit of hell, much as one holds a spider or some loathsome insect over the fire, abhors you, and is dreadfully provoked; his wrath towards you burns like fire; he looks upon you as worthy of nothing else, but to be cast into the fire ... you are ten thousand times so abominable in his eyes, as the most hateful and venomous serpent is in ours.” Hiding from God. Genesis 3. I don't want to find out I am unlovable. I can't bear that. Episode 24 of this podcast, God images and self images. Really hits on integrity needs. Especially the need to be good. Refusal to be vulnerable, to be exposed, to be revealed to God. Because for love to be real, for love to be agape means me allowing you to love all of me. All my parts. My entire being Not just the acceptable parts of me in the shop window, those that I allow others to see. Fears of being hurt one more time -- Fears of betrayal Fears of abandonment We think we can hide. Self protection -- need to survive. Need to be good. Lack of courage. Philophobia -- fear of love All of us have parts that fear love. Comfort in the familiarity of the dysfunction we know. Predictability Change is scary Maureen Brady, Beyond Survival: A Writing Journey for Healing Childhood Sexual Abuse “For change to occur in us, we must be willing to enter the wilderness of the unknown and to wander in unfamiliar territory, directionless and often in the darkness....We do not need to keep every little thing under control. In fact, we find ourselves only by allowing some falling apart to happen.” Erica Jong: I have accepted fear as a part of life - specifically the fear of change... I have gone ahead despite the pounding in the heart that says: turn back. Nelson Mandela: I learned that courage was not the absence of fear, but the triumph over it. The brave man is not he who does not feel afraid, but he who conquers that fear. Anger at God, Rebellion against Him. secondary to poor God images. Anger is the ordered emotion in response to injustice. What is a part? Separate, independently operating personalities within us, each with own unique prominent needs, roles in our lives, emotions, body sensations, guiding beliefs and assumptions, typical thoughts, intentions, desires, attitudes, impulses, interpersonal style, and world view. Each part also has an image of God. When parts are not integrated, under the leadership and guidance of my innermost self Self: The core of the person, the center of the person. This is who we sense ourselves to be in our best moments, and when our self is free, and unblended with any of our parts, it governs our whole being as an active, compassionate leader. Parts in greater detail -- discussed my parts in Episode 71 A New and Better Way of Understanding Myself and Others. Good Boy Evaluator (formerly "the Critic") Melancholio Adventurer (formerly my "part who holds fear") Feisty One (formerly my "angry part") Challenger (formerly "the Rebel") Lover Part Collaborator Parts (formerly my Competent Part) Guardian (formerly "the Intimidator") Creative Part Consequences -- Hell Nothing can separate us from God's love. Romans 8:38-39 For I am sure that neither death, nor life, nor angels, nor principalities, nor things present, nor things to come, nor powers, 39 nor height, nor depth, nor anything else in all creation, will be able to separate us from the love of God in Christ Jesus our Lord. Nothing can separate you from the love of God, not even demons -- angel and principalities. Nothing can separate you from the love of God. With one exception. You. Only you can separate you from the love of God. Only you have the power to do that, by refusing to let that love come it. That's what sin is. It's separating ourselves from God. Sin is damaging our relationship with God. Separation happens Jesus weeping over Jerusalem Luke 19:41-44 And when he drew near and saw the city he wept over it, saying, “Would that even today you knew the things that make for peace! But now they are hid from your eyes. For the days shall come upon you, when your enemies will cast up a bank about you and surround you, and hem you in on every side, and dash you to the ground, you and your children within you, and they will not leave one stone upon another in you; because you did not know the time of your visitation. It's not that God won't protect Jerusalem. It's that he could not protect the Israelites, not without violating their freedom, not without forcing Himself on them. Matthew 7:13-14 “Enter by the narrow gate; for the gate is wide and the way is easy, that leads to destruction, and those who enter by it are many. For the gate is narrow and the way is hard, that leads to life, and those who find it are few. Pope John Paul II in a 1999 audience, God did not create Hell. Hell “… is not a punishment imposed externally by God but a development of premises already set by people in this life.” Catechism of the Catholic Church edited by Archbishop Rino Fisichella 2019 by Our Sunday Visitor Louis Ladaria: To be precise, God did not make Hell. His free creatures make it, inasmuch as they separate themselves from Him. Nor does God send anyone to Hell: it is the damned one who separates himself and does not want to enter into the Father's house. God, St. Irenaeus said, does not really look to punish the damned, but as they are deprived of all good things, it is the penalty that pursues them (Adversus Haereses, V. 27, 2; a similar idea in St. Augustine, Enarrationes in Psalmos, 5, 10: God abandons the sinner to his evil, he does not, properly speaking, give evil to anyone). Because of this, and despite what is said sometimes, we need to insist on the fact that Hell does not say anything against the infinite goodness of God. (p. 863). Dean Koontz: The Book of Counted Sorrows: “We make Hell real; we stoke its fires. // And in its flames our hope expires. CCC 30 Although man can forget God or reject him, He never ceases to call every man to seek him, so as to find life and happiness. CCC 1037 God predestines no one to go to hell; for this, a willful turning away from God (a mortal sin) is necessary, and persistence in it until the end. In the Eucharistic liturgy and in the daily prayers of her faithful, the Church implores the mercy of God, who does not want "any to perish, but all to come to repentance. Not trying to catch us, not with a hand on the trap door to hell. Fr. Edward McIlmail, LC “Ask a Priest: If God loves us so much, why does hell exist?” An analogy might help. Imagine you are on a ship that is searching for survivors from a sunken ocean liner. You see a passenger struggling in the waves behind you. You throw a lifeline to him, but he refuses to grab it. You beg him to take hold of the lifeline, but he ignores your plea. Eventually, he sinks below the waves and drowns. Does his drowning indicate that you were indifferent? When you begged him to grab the lifeline, were you displaying hate? Was his drowning your fault? The answer to all these questions is: no. The person in the water, for whatever reason, refused your help. His drowning was the consequence. It doesn't matter why we flee from God and why we flee from His love. Hell as isolation -- cut off from everyone. Images of hell Hell as isolation Tekla Babyak in 2018 article Dante, Liszt and the alienated agon of hell writes: Dante Alighieri's Inferno portrays Hell as an alienated realm in which the doomed spirits must spend eternity in isolation and regret. Deepest level of hell, the ninth circle: "The treacheries of these souls were denials of love (which is God) and of all human warmth. Only the remorseless dead center of the ice will serve to express their natures. As they denied God's love, so are they furthest removed from the light and warmth of His Sun. As they denied all human ties, so are they bound only by the unyielding ice." John Ciardi, Inferno, notes on Canto XXXII, p. 248 Satan encased waist deep in ice. Not fire. Celeste Ng Little Fires Everywhere character of Mia Warren “In all her years of itinerant living, Mia had developed one rule: Don't get attached to any place, to any apartment, to anything. To anyone.” In Hell on earth Fragmentation of Dante's inferno -- lived now. Dietrich Bonhoeffer Life Together “Sin demands to have a man by himself. It withdraws him from the community. The more isolated a person is, the more destructive will be the power of sin over him, and the more deeply he comes involved in it, the more disastrous his isolation.” Sharon M. Draper Out of My Mind character Melody Brooks “It's like I live in a cage with no door and no key. And I have no way to tell someone how to get me out.” Sue Johnson Hold Me Tight “Isolation and the potential loss of loving connection is coded by the human brain into a primal panic response.” C.S. Lewis: The Great Divorce: “That is why, at the end of all things, when the sun rises here and the twilight turns to blackness down there, the Blessed will say, “we have never lived anywhere except in heaven,' and the Lost, “We were always in Hell.” And both will speak truly.” Action Plan Pray Set aside the time. First thing Personal Prayer: A Guide for Receiving the Fathers' Love Fr. Thomas Acklin and Fr. Boniface Hicks. Benedictines, very wise, good grasp of psychology. Prayer Primer or Fire Within Fr. Thomas Dubay Read the first letter of John. Lectio Divina Dan Burke Spiritual Direction.com Lectio Divina, A Guide: What it is & How It helps Prayer Life Appendix on Lectio Divina in Fr. Jacques Philippe's book Called to Life Section on Lectio Divina titled "mediating on Scripture in Fr. Jacques Philippe's book Thirsting for Prayer Nike Model -- just do it. Set aside perfectionism, desire to do it well. You're not going to do it well. You're going to do it badly. The most important things in life we either do badly or we don't do at all. St. Therese of Avila. says: “He who neglects mental prayer needs not a devil to carry him to hell, but he brings himself there with his own hands.” St. John of the Cross says: “Without the aid of mental prayer, the soul cannot triumph over the forces of the demon.” St. Teresa of Avila “Prayer is an exercise of love.” (Life 7:12) Do your human formation work Relational spirituality -- about relationship Any difficulties you have in relationships in the natural realm, here on earth -- you are going to bring into your spiritual relationships. Interior integration Why is interior integration crucial for union with God? Weekly reflection October 12, 2022 soulsandhearts.com/blog. Get to know your parts Reason for not praying Jay Earley -- Self Therapy Vol. 1. Now in the Third Edition. Bonnie Weiss Self-Therapy Workbook. Means Therapy or counseling -- especially Internal Family Systems therapy with a therapist who is Catholic or who at least respects your Catholic Faith and will not undermine it. Experiential Exercise -- November 21. Splitting those out. Resilient Catholic Community -- you do not have to be alone. Reopening December 1 -- new cohort Get to know your parts I've brought together the best Wait list -- email on November 10. Sign up soulsandhearts.com/rcc If interested, contact me. Crisis@soulsandhearts.com 317.567.9594 conversation hours 4:30 PM to 5:30 PM Eastern Time Every Tuesday and Thursday. (not November 17 -- online conference). Pray for me Sent the word out. Let people know about our offerings at Souls and Hearts, this podcast, the weekly reflections. Sign up for those - email. Can see the archive at soulsandhearts.com/blog Patroness and Patron
On Nov. 4, 1992, President George H.W. Bush signed the 340B drug pricing program into law. To celebrate 30 years of 340B, we speak on today's episode with former Congressman Henry Waxman, who was one of the principal architects of the 340B program. Congressman Waxman served in Congress for 40 years from 1975-2015. During part of that time, he chaired the influential U.S. House Energy & Commerce Committee and U.S. House Government & Oversight Committee. Chairman Waxman shares why Congress created 340B, explains the need for a strong health care safety net, discusses 340B's achievements, and remarks on why the program is just as important today as it was 30 years ago. Supporting the Health care Safety NetChairman Waxman prioritized building and protecting the health care safety net throughout his time in Congress. He discusses why this was a priority for him. He also explains the origins of the bipartisan legislation that created 340B. 340B's Legacy Throughout its history, 340B has had bipartisan support. Chairman Waxman shares his perspective on the major developments for 340B over its three decades and whether 340B has achieved what he envisioned when he wrote the law. Check out all of our episodes on the 340B Insight podcast website. You also can stay updated on all 340B Health news and information by visiting our homepage. If you have any questions you'd like us to cover in this podcast, email us at firstname.lastname@example.org.Resources Chairman Henry Waxman's Bio Section 340B of the Public Health Service Act 340B Health Statement on Final Medicare 2023 OPPS Rule Merck Referred for Penalties for Refusal to Follow Federal Law on 340B Pricing HRSA Directs AbbVie and Amgen to Restore 340B Pricing to Safety-net Hospitals
Grace is joined by Massachusetts Congressional candidate Caroline Colarusso who's opponent has refused to debate on eight occasions. That's like expecting to get a job without being interviewed! Grace also discusses the attempt by Democrats to brand candidates as "election deniers." Turns out, it's not only a futile smear; it describes a lot of Democrats, too.
For additional notes and resources check out Douglas' website.4:1 Beloved, do not believe every spirit, but test the spirits to see whether they are from God; for many false prophets have gone out into the world. 2 By this you know the Spirit of God: every spirit that confesses that Jesus Christ has come in the flesh is from God, 3 and every spirit that does not confess Jesusis not from God. And this is the spirit of the antichrist, of which you have heard that it is coming; and now it is already in the world. 4 Little children, you are from God, and have conquered them; for the one who is in you is greater than the one who is in the world. 5 They are from the world; therefore what they say is from the world, and the world listens to them. 6 We are from God. Whoever knows God listens to us, and whoever is not from God does not listen to us. From this we know the spirit of truth and the spirit of error.The term “spirits” (v.1) is equivalent to “prophetic messages.”The same word “spirit” is rendered prophecy in 2 Thess 2:2.The idea is similar to that in 1 Thess 5:20-21.The point: don't be duped by false prophets. God's true Spirit always works in harmony with God's Word and will never teach, tolerate or lead us into error.Are there prophets today? Click here.The world—and this includes pagans and the worldly religious—accepts worldly thinking and excuses, approving of the messages of the false prophets (vv.4-6).Anyone on the side of truth will eventually join us—or we will join him.Our focus should not be “Who's right?”, but “What's right?” Begin with the truth in God's word, then apply it relentlessly and accept the conclusions.Can a Gnostic Christian be saved? Click here.7 Beloved, let us love one another, because love is from God; everyone who loves is born of God and knows God. 8 Whoever does not love does not know God, for God is love. 9 God's love was revealed among us in this way: God sent his only Son into the world so that we might live through him. 10 In this is love, not that we loved God but that he loved us and sent his Son to be the atoning sacrifice for our sins. Verses 7-10 are poetic, and based on an ancient Christian hymn.Love is revealed by action, particularly by going.11 Beloved, since God loved us so much, we also ought to love one another. 12 No one has ever seen God; if we love one another, God lives in us, and his love is perfected in us. 13 By this we know that we abide in him and he in us, because he has given us of his Spirit. 14 And we have seen and do testify that the Father has sent his Son as the Savior of the world. 15 God abides in those who confess that Jesus is the Son of God, and they abide in God. 16 So we have known and believe the love that God has for us.Love is the very nature of God (vv.7-11). It is impossible to understand real love without appreciating the cross of Christ.In regard to vv.12-15, no one has ever fully, completely seen God (John 1:18; Isa 55:8-9), though at times God has made one aspect or another of himself visible (Exod 34, for example).We see God in the person of Jesus as recorded in the Bible (Col 2:9). But today Jesus is at the right hand of the Father, and through his spirit he lives in his body, the church (Eph 1:22-23; 2:22).Although God is invisible, he is seen in Christian relationships. It's so difficult to lead someone to Christ without his or her seeing the community of faith. The abstract becomes concrete in the fellowship of the saints.God is love, and those who abide in love abide in God, and God abides in them. 17 Love has been perfected among us in this: that we may have boldness on the day of judgment, because as he is, so are we in this world. 18 There is no fear in love, but perfect love casts out fear; for fear has to do with punishment, and whoever fears has not reached perfection in love. In regard to vv.16-18, believers in Christ possess spiritual confidence.Fear has to do with punishment. Christians know they're forgiven, and perfect (mature, complete) love drives out fear. We revere God (a good sort of fear), but we don't stand in terror of God (the bad sort), for three reasons:We're already acquainted with him (he's no stranger), and we're confident about his unchanging nature. A true Christian need not fear death. We don't fear him because we know him.God has assured us in Christ that he'll do anything to get us to heaven. The cross is a powerful disclosure of his heart. "For God did not send his Son into the world to condemn the world, but to save the world through him” (John 3:17).He sets our hearts at peace, providing us with forgiveness and the gift of a good conscience (Heb 9:14). When we're living right, our hearts are at rest. This should be the “default setting” of a disciple of Christ. At his return Christ will bring salvation to those waiting for him (Hebrews 9:28).What will the judgment day be like for Christians? Will our lives be reviewed in order to determine whether we go to heaven or hell, or merely to determine some level of reward in heaven?All believers will appear before the judgment seat (2 Cor 5:10).We are not saved by our works (Eph 2:8-9), but we are rewarded according to our works (Matt 25:21). Before death we know that we are saved (1 John 5:13) and thus be confident and unashamed before God at his coming (2:28).Jesus frequently mentions treasures in heaven (Matt 6:20).Punishment, like reward, is in direct proportion to knowledge and responsibility (Luke 12:47-48). It is just not true that all get the same reward or punishment.At the return of Christ we will:receive the gift of eternal life (1 Cor 15:50, 53),meet Jesus Christ, andbecome like him (3:2).19 We love because he first loved us. 20 Those who say, “I love God,” and hate their brothers or sisters, are liars; for those who do not love a brother or sister whom they have seen, cannot love God whom they have not seen. 21 The commandment we have from him is this: those who love God must love their brothers and sisters also.As John puts it in 4:20, if we claim to love the (invisible) Lord while we don't love our (visible) brother, we lie.It isn't logically possible to love God (who is invisible) if you don't love your brothers and sisters (who are visible).Contradictions to the claim that we love God -- all of which bring reproach on the Christian church -- include:Bitterness and resentment (Heb 12:15).Racism and prejudice, which are forms of hatred (Gal 5:20). It has been accurately observed, “11:00 on Sunday morning is the most segregated hour of the week.”Refusal to connect relationally with other Christians. Isolation contributes to denominationalism (1 Cor 1:10-12; 3:16-17; John 17:20-23).Fragmenting or fractured marriages (Eph 5:22-33).Disrespectful treatment of others, violating the spirit of love (1 Cor 13:1-8).Lack of forgiveness -- which is damnable (Matt 6:14-15).Love is the bottom line.A true Christian must actively love God, his brothers and sisters in the faith, and the lost.These truths -- a personal walk with God, involvement in the church, and commitment to evangelism -- we hold to be (biblically) self-evident.Thought questions:Am I spiritually gullible, or am I cautiously skeptical, testing everything by the Word?Are we walking confidently before God and man? How do we feel about the judgment?Does the church you attend reflect local demographics, or is there a lack of love for those who are different from the norm?
Big news! The smockingest of smocking guns was revealed by a judge who was so alarmed he had to share it with us! Get the full breakdown as to why this is final nail in the case against Trump. In the first segment, we talk about Republicans efforts to undermine student loan forgiveness. Since, you know, they can just be evil and someone that's ok and they're still going to win the midterms. Then a quick wildcard on Trump being subpoenaed by the Jan 6 committee. Links: Student Loan forgiveness, SC challenge on the shadow docket, Eastman phone, Eastman emails, 18 U.S. Code § 371 - Conspiracy to commit offense or to defraud United States, Trump subpoena, OLC memo, 2 U.S. Code § 192 - Refusal of witness to testify or produce papers
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Canton Jones, Messenja and crew discuss A California teacher Sueing her former employer after she was allegedly terminated because of her religious objection to reading books to children featuring same-sex couples on today's episode of In The BOOTH Podcast.
Delhi's refusal to grant Afghanistan students their visas is already causing a serious strain in the India-Afghan relationship. In this edition of #GlobalPrint, Consulting Editor Jyoti Malhotra raises vital questions, while giving you a 360 degree view of the issue.
"Lawless globalism can be met with lawful localism." Joining David Gornoski to combat the Great Reset is professor Michael Rectenwald. What would it take to unite the Left and the Right behind a message of peace? After COVID, what is the next boogeyman pushed by the elites? Have mechanical ventilators done more harm than good during the pandemic? Has Florida done the right thing by banning vaccines for male teens? Listen to the full episode to find out and more. Visit A Neighbor's Choice website at aneighborschoice.com
Join No More Exclusions, Haymarket Books, and Hajar Press for a series of conversations on abolitionist education. Over the course of three online discussions, No More Exclusions will bring together radical voices from the UK and international community to develop an abolitionist vision of education. Exchanges will take place across different contexts, linking them via shared themes of community, resistance, and liberation in the face of education systems that insist on violence. ———————————————————————— Conversation 1: Deconstruction, Refusal, Departure The first conversation will focus on unpicking the harms of schooling as part of a wider system of carceral feminism and imperialism, before turning to explore the transformational work that is currently in progress and taking stock of the struggle in education from an international perspective. --------------------------------------------------------------------- About No More Exclusions https://nomoreexclusions.com/ No More Exclusions is a grassroots abolitionist coalition working to end exclusion in education in all its forms. You can find out more about NME's work here: https://bit.ly/3Pf9mW0. If you are able, please consider making a solidarity donation to NME's crowdfunder here: https://bit.ly/3aPAvQv. Speakers: Zahra Bei (she/her) is a Recovering Teacher and Organizer with No More Exclusions. Lola Olufemi (she/they) is a black feminist writer and CREAM/Stuart Hall Foundation researcher from London. Sara Bafo (she/her) is an Organiser with No More Exclusions Cradle Community is a collective experimenting with how we build transformative justice and community accountability in our communities. If you are able, please consider supporting Cradle's work here: https://bit.ly/3yLCvRD. --------------------------------------------------------------------------- This event series is co-sponsored by Haymarket Books, Hajar Press, and No More Exclusions. Watch the live event recording: https://youtu.be/7uC1M5acVVQ Buy books from Haymarket: www.haymarketbooks.org Follow us on Soundcloud: soundcloud.com/haymarketbooks
In this bonus episode, we hear the story of a honeymoon gone awry. Well, just the return trip went wrong... thankfully not the whole honeymoon. Josh and Acacia tell us the story of how they were denied boarding their return flight, had to spend extra days in Mexico, were threatened with being denied boarding on their second attempt at coming home, and then chose to refuse to fill out the ArriveCan app despite being threatened with jail time and up to a million dollars in fines. https://www.theboomclapcommunity.com/ https://www.instagram.com/ritarogersco/ https://www.instagram.com/cecily.dickey/ --- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast. https://anchor.fm/app
We know how frustrating breast refusal can be. It's hard not to take it personally thinking, “What's wrong with me? Why doesn't my baby want me?” Today on the Milk Minute Heather and Maureen tackle long term breast refusal and short term nursing strikes. They discuss possible causes and strategy for getting baby back to nursing. There is still hope, and your favorite podcast hosts are here to help you find it.Get your breastfeeding journey BACK ON TRACK with a Lactation Consult with Heather! Telehealth available and some insurance accepted. Click HERE for the deets. If you have Blue Cross Blue Shield, Anthem, or Cigna PPO – you can fill out a short form to get pre-approval to get your visits with Heather 100% approved! Click HERE to access the form.Booking a virtual consult with Maureen is now easier than ever. Click HERE to get started!THANK YOU to our OG PatronsAdam B, Molly R, Ashley R, Rebecca N, Karen H, Kenny BTHANK YOU TO THIS EPISODE'S SPONSORSHappiTummi - Click HERE and use MILKMINUTE10 for 10% off your order!Dairy Fairy - Click HERE and use MILKMINUTE for free domestic shipping!Ceres Chill - Click HERE and use MILKMINUTE15 for 15% off!Listener Question: After listening to the episode where Maureen talked about the early days breastfeeding Lyra, I would love to hear more about what to look for early in the nursing journey and how to avoid pain and difficulties.Previous Episodes:Ep. 82- Tongue Ties, Lip Ties, and More: an Interview with Michelle Emanuel, Pediatric OT and creator of the Tummy Time MethodEp.124- Poor Latch? Let's Talk Chiropractic Cranial AdjustingEp. 61- Podcast Baby! Lyra's Birth Story and PostpartumResources:Call the National Parent Helpline 1-855- 4A PARENTPostpartum Support International 1-800-944-4773Milk Minute Podcast's new website here!Become a Milk Minute VIP: Click here to get behind-the-scenes access and exclusive merch!Contact us: To send us feedback, personal stories, or just to chat you can send us an email at email@example.comGet Community Support: Click Here to Join our Free Facebook Community!Stay up to Date: Find us on IG @milk_minute_podcastStare at us on TikTokClick Here to read the transcript!Support the show
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