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Avery Dame-Griff's The Two Revolutions: A History of the Transgender Internet (NYU Press, 2023) explores how the rise of the internet shaped transgender identity and activism from the 1980s to the present. Through extensive archival research and media archeology, Avery Dame-Griff reconstructs the manifold digital networks of transgender activists, cross-dressing computer hobbyists, and others interested in gender nonconformity who incited the second revolution of the title: the ascendance of “transgender” as an umbrella identity in the mid-1990s. Dame-Griff argues that digital communications sparked significant momentum within what would become the transgender movement, but also further cemented existing power structures. Covering both a historical period that is largely neglected within the history of computing, and the poorly understood role of technology in queer and trans social movements, The Two Revolutions offers a new understanding of both revolutions—the internet's early development and the structures of communication that would take us to today's tipping point of trans visibility politics. Through a history of how trans people online exploited different digital infrastructures in the early days of the internet to build a community, The Two Revolutions tells a crucial part of trans history itself. Scholars and Works Mentioned in the Episode Queer Digital History Project Alladi Venkatesh, Computers and Other Interactive Technologies for the Home (pdf) Charlton D. McIlwain, Black Software: The Internet & Racial Justice, from the AfroNet to Black Lives Matter Megan Sapnar Ankerson Avery Dame-Griff, Mapping the Territory: Archiving the Trans Website in an Age of Search Hallel Yadin is an archivist and special projects manager at the YIVO Institute for Jewish Research. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices Support our show by becoming a premium member! https://newbooksnetwork.supportingcast.fm/new-books-network
Lesson One: The new book that ustadh started which is ‘Umdatul Ahkam' is different to the book that is covered on Mondays which Umdatul Fiqh. This book starts with the chapter of ‘book of Purification' All the hadiths found in this book are agreed upon both Sahih Bukhari and Sahih Muslim. • First hadith is the hadith of ʿUmar ibn al-Khattāb (radiyallāhu ʿanhu) narrated that Allāh's Messenger (salallāhu ʿalaihi wasallam) said: “Actions are only by intentions, and for each person there is only that which he intended. So, whoever's migration was to Allāh and His Messenger, then his migration is considered to be to Allāh and His Messenger. But whoever's migration was to attain a worldly possession, or for a woman he wanted to marry, then his emigration is for that for which he migrated.” - There after the following are covered: 1. Short biography of the noble companion and the leader of the believers ʿUmar ibn al-Khattāb (radiyallāhu ʿanhu). - When he accepted Islam and the impact it had to the muslims - How many battles he attended. - How long his khalifah was for. - How he was kiled and who killed him. 2. Explaining of the wording of the hadith in the linguistic as well shariah - meaning of intentions - meaning of action - meaning migration 3. Importance of intentions and its status. - The correct way to make it . - How it can differentiation between normal acts and acts of worship. - How it can be corrputed - The benefits of this hadith: 1. Emphasises of the importance of the Niyyah (intention) 2. Inciting to have sincerity in the intention and making clear the value of that. 3. Warning against intending this dunya in our actions. 4. Showing that people differ concerning a person will be rewarded only for what they intended. 5. Purification is from actions therefore it cannot be established without a Niyyah 6. The excellence of the Prophet (sallallaahu ‘alayhi wasallam)'s manner of educating his companions and his perfect eloquence and clarification.
Avery Dame-Griff's The Two Revolutions: A History of the Transgender Internet (NYU Press, 2023) explores how the rise of the internet shaped transgender identity and activism from the 1980s to the present. Through extensive archival research and media archeology, Avery Dame-Griff reconstructs the manifold digital networks of transgender activists, cross-dressing computer hobbyists, and others interested in gender nonconformity who incited the second revolution of the title: the ascendance of “transgender” as an umbrella identity in the mid-1990s. Dame-Griff argues that digital communications sparked significant momentum within what would become the transgender movement, but also further cemented existing power structures. Covering both a historical period that is largely neglected within the history of computing, and the poorly understood role of technology in queer and trans social movements, The Two Revolutions offers a new understanding of both revolutions—the internet's early development and the structures of communication that would take us to today's tipping point of trans visibility politics. Through a history of how trans people online exploited different digital infrastructures in the early days of the internet to build a community, The Two Revolutions tells a crucial part of trans history itself. Scholars and Works Mentioned in the Episode Queer Digital History Project Alladi Venkatesh, Computers and Other Interactive Technologies for the Home (pdf) Charlton D. McIlwain, Black Software: The Internet & Racial Justice, from the AfroNet to Black Lives Matter Megan Sapnar Ankerson Avery Dame-Griff, Mapping the Territory: Archiving the Trans Website in an Age of Search Hallel Yadin is an archivist and special projects manager at the YIVO Institute for Jewish Research. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices Support our show by becoming a premium member! https://newbooksnetwork.supportingcast.fm/history
Avery Dame-Griff's The Two Revolutions: A History of the Transgender Internet (NYU Press, 2023) explores how the rise of the internet shaped transgender identity and activism from the 1980s to the present. Through extensive archival research and media archeology, Avery Dame-Griff reconstructs the manifold digital networks of transgender activists, cross-dressing computer hobbyists, and others interested in gender nonconformity who incited the second revolution of the title: the ascendance of “transgender” as an umbrella identity in the mid-1990s. Dame-Griff argues that digital communications sparked significant momentum within what would become the transgender movement, but also further cemented existing power structures. Covering both a historical period that is largely neglected within the history of computing, and the poorly understood role of technology in queer and trans social movements, The Two Revolutions offers a new understanding of both revolutions—the internet's early development and the structures of communication that would take us to today's tipping point of trans visibility politics. Through a history of how trans people online exploited different digital infrastructures in the early days of the internet to build a community, The Two Revolutions tells a crucial part of trans history itself. Scholars and Works Mentioned in the Episode Queer Digital History Project Alladi Venkatesh, Computers and Other Interactive Technologies for the Home (pdf) Charlton D. McIlwain, Black Software: The Internet & Racial Justice, from the AfroNet to Black Lives Matter Megan Sapnar Ankerson Avery Dame-Griff, Mapping the Territory: Archiving the Trans Website in an Age of Search Hallel Yadin is an archivist and special projects manager at the YIVO Institute for Jewish Research. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices Support our show by becoming a premium member! https://newbooksnetwork.supportingcast.fm/american-studies
September 15, 2023 - Join us for the New York City book launch of The Sister: North Korea's Kim Yo Jong, The Most Dangerous Woman in the World. Hear from author Dr. Sung-Yoon Lee, Fellow at the Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars, in conversation with policy director Jonathan Corrado. This newly released book chronicles the rise and importance of Kim Yo Jong, sister of North Korean leader Kim Jong Un. Dr. Lee describes Kim Yo Jong as “ruthless and incredibly dangerous… a princess by birth with great expectations for her macabre kingdom, she was brought up to believe it is her mission to reunite North Korea with the South or die trying.” For more information, please visit the link below: https://www.koreasociety.org/policy-and-corporate-programs/item/1704-the-sister
#Israel: Jonathan Schanzer: Dr. Jonathan Schanzer is senior vice president for research at FDD, where he oversees the work of the organization's experts and scholars. He is also on the leadership team of FDD's Center on Economic and Financial Power, a project on the use of financial and economic power as a tool of statecraft. Malcolm Hoenlein https://www.cnn.com/2023/09/11/middleeast/us-india-gulf-europe-corridor-mime-intl/index.html https://theconversation.com/ukraine-war-why-the-g20-refused-to-condemn-russian-aggression-and-how-that-might-change-213384 https://www.maritimegateway.com/the-significance-of-imec-for-israel-us-india-and-west-asian-nations/ 1912 Cairo
Sam Sharman is a NeoDigital artist, musician, and event producer operating from a perspective of conscious embodiment. In this episode, we talk about sacred sexuality and how pleasure can be a spiritual, religious, or transcendent experience. We also chat about finding your orgasm, sensitizing your body, energetic sex, expanding your pleasure, and different types of orgasms. Ads: - The Pleasure Connection Retreat http://thepleasureconnection.eventbrite.com - Dipsea: Dipsea is offering an extended 30 day free trial when you go to DipseaStories.com/sands - Green Chef: Go to GreenChef.com/60scholars and use code 60scholars to get 60% off plus free shipping. FOLLOW US Twitter Instagram Facebook Send questions, comments, stories, rants to: SlutsAndScholars@gmail.com Sluts And Scholars is a production of sluts and scholars media. Loving disclaimer: Sluts and Scholars is a podcast produced by Sluts & Scholars Media, LLC. It is a shame free educational podcast made for your entertainment and informational desires only. The podcast, any opinions we share, and any resources including social media and emails from us are not therapy, medical care or professional advice and do not create a patient-client relationship. None of the information, opinions, suggestions, resources or exercises mentioned in this podcast should be used without clearance from your health care provider. All opinions, information and ideas expressed by the guests are solely their own. If you need emergency mental health or medical help, please call 911 or 988 or go to your nearest emergency center. We hope you enjoy the show.
Episode 127: NCARB Scholars of Professional PracticeWhat is the NCARB Scholars of Professional Practice?In this episode, we meet some of the individuals who gathered for the fifth annual NCARB Scholars in Professional Practice at Ball State University CAP:INDY. This event is one of the, if not only, places where professors gather to discuss the struggles and opportunities of teaching this course inside the architecture curriculum. We hear participants' biggest takeaways from the program and explore a range of perspectives from educators, NCARB staff, facilitators, and more.“My first challenge as a teacher is to give my students confidence about what their professional futures look like. To generate excitement about it, to empower them, to say, ‘All of these topics are part of the equation that creates great design, and don't see these as an outlier to the design process.' Approach this as another set of muscles that you need to develop in order to be the kind of architect you want to be.” - David Hinson, Associate Dean at Auburn UniversityLastly, Evelyn and Je'Nen discuss the “future of practice,” followed by a look at NCARB's Futures Collaborative. We'll learn about ways NCARB has started exploring the future of practice — and the role advanced technologies play in benefiting and strengthening the professional model. Tune in next week for a conversation with Jenna Knudsen, the Managing Principal of CO Architects.
Episode 79 of Streets & Scholars with host Alex Alonso and guest Sonny Boy from Burbank (Barrio Elmwood Rifa aka Burbank Elmwood Rifa)In this episode we talk about: -moving to mostly White Burbank in the 1970s-going to prison-his health and dealing with rhematoid arthritis-his falling out with Gil (American Cholo) -the future of Black & Brown relations in Los AngelesFIND us on INSTAGRAM* Streets & Scholars: http://www.instagram.com/streets.and.scholars * Alex Alonso: http://www.instagram.com/alexalonso101 * FG: https://www.instagram.com/fgeneral1/FIND us on Youtube:* Street TV: http://www.youtube.com/streetgangs* Street TV Flix: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCwof1NALLNj3owdHJTM4YVw* Alex Alonso: https://www.youtube.com/c/AlexAlonso101-----* StreetGangs website: http://www.streetgangs.com
As the death toll nears 3,000 after the earthquake in Morocco, Wendy Rubin, a Colorado educator now living in Casablanca, has watched her students organize a major relief effort. Then, esteemed dancer, choreographer and community advocate Cleo Parker Robinson, and noted DEI scholar, author and educator Dr. Brenda J. Allen, discuss the evolution of Colorado's arts scene and culture wars.
https://paypal.me/Truelifepodcast?country.x=US&locale.x=en_USErika Ellen Dyck is a Canadian historian. She is a professor of history and Canada Research Chair in the History of Medicine at the University of Saskatchewan. In 2014, Dyck was inducted to the New College of Scholars, Artists and Scientists at the Royal Society of Canada.email@example.com://linkedin.com/in/erika-dyck-a9010430 https://paypal.me/Truelifepodcast?country.x=US&locale.x=en_USLloyded Lobo - From Grassroots to Greatness https://www.amazon.com/dp/B0CFR8F7PH?ref_=ast_author_dpBen “Doc” Akins - The Anti-Hero's Journeyhttps://www.antiherosjourney.com/
Discover the power of personal development for your scholarship (and for life) with the one and only Alan Donegan.The power to level up is in your hands!Resources mentioned in this episode:- Notes From A Friend (book): https://geni.us/notesfromafriend*- 7 Habits of Highly Effective People (book): https://geni.us/coveyhabits*- Rebel Business School (courses): https://therebelschool.com/- Rebel Finance School (course): https://www.alandonegan.com/rebelfinance.html- Extraordinary Life Course (course): https://www.alandonegan.com/extraordinary.htmlBrowse all Exam Study Expert courses and resources at:>> https://examstudyexpert.com/EverythingThe Study Smarter Network:>> https://examstudyexpert.com/study-smarter-network/*Hosted by William Wadsworth, memory psychologist, independent researcher and study skills coach. I help ambitious students to study smarter, not harder, so they can ace their exams with less work and less stress.BOOK 1:1 COACHING to supercharge your exam success: https://examstudyexpert.com/workwithme/Get a copy of Outsmart Your Exams, my award-winning exam technique book, at https://geni.us/exams*** As an Amazon Associate, I earn from qualifying purchases on suggested books.
Early exposure to technology can help children develop digital literacy skills. Around 70% of kindergartners can use educational apps on tablets or smartphones. But it stands to reason that we must help students know how to effectively use these tools so they do not hinder and that they help But do they know how to use technology effectively? And how much is too much? Not all technology use is good, and overuse can hold students back. Use should be appropriate, tied to classroom content areas, and guided. With over 70% of US parents concerned about too much screen time for littles, they have a valid concern. And especially with littles, the time should be limited. Debbie Tannenbaum gives us guidance on the practical, balanced use of technology for children in kindergarten through second grade. If you want to know how to start helping little ones learn about technology, this podcast resource is for you to get started. Debbie Tannenbaum, a veteran teacher and tech coach, has made it her mission to help students develop digital skills even as young as kindergarten. This podcast will explore Debbie's key strategies for teaching digital literacy skills to our youngest students. Sponsor: Today's sponsor, EVERFI, has created an incredible set of early literacy lessons called WORD Force. Go to everfi.com/coolcat to sign up for these early literacy lessons perfect for K to 2 classrooms everywhere. And check out my review this week on my blog. Hosts, Guests & Featured People: Debbie Tannenbaum, Tannenbaum Tech Vicki Davis, Host, Cool Cat Teacher Blog Pana Asavavatana's @PanaAsavavatana episode on How she helps her students using iPads that Debbie said helped her understand how to use icon literacy to teach littles. Episode 388 Digital Resources Mentioned: EVERFI and WORD Force, amazing reading games for reading literacy Wixie one of Debbie's favorite tech tools for young learners Book Creator - students can write their own ebooks. Flip (formerly Flipgrid) Clever - how students login to their apps News and Research on This Topic: Office of Education Technology - Early exposure to technology can help students with digital literacy skills PEW Study - Children's engagement with digital devices and screentime MIT Review "How Use of Technology is Holding Students Back" PEW Study - Parenting Children in the Age of Screens Podcast Table of Contents: Introduction and Episode Overview 00:00:00:00 - 00:00:32:10 Sponsor Mention and Blog Review 00:00:32:12 - 00:00:59:13 Vicki Davis talks about the episode's sponsor, EVERFI, and mentions her blog review of WORDFORCE. Debbie Tannenbaum's Journey 00:01:25:09 - 00:01:50:19 Debbie Tannenbaum shares her teaching journey, frustrations, and how reaching out to a podcast guest on this show helped her make amazing progress with teaching littles. Importance of Professional Learning Network (PLN) 00:02:11:22 - 00:02:34:20 Debbie Tannenbaum discusses the importance of a PLN and how it has enriched her career. Focus on Young Learners 00:03:35:13 - 00:03:54:19 Vicki Davis and Debbie Tannenbaum discuss the focus on young learners and how to help teachers reach them. Icon Bingo and Visual Learning 00:04:18:09 - 00:04:39:18 Debbie Tannenbaum talks about using "Icon Bingo" to help young learners understand digital icons. Tech Tools for Young Learners 00:07:56:05 - 00:08:11:21 Debbie Tannenbaum mentions her favorite tech tools for young learners, including Wixie and eBook Creator. Making Learning Stick 00:09:24:00 - 00:10:02:00 Debbie Tannenbaum gives an elevator pitch on how to make learning stick with technology for four and five-year-olds. Closing Remarks and Sponsor Mention 00:11:09:08 - 00:11:38:0 Vicki Davis wraps up the episode, thanking Debbie Tannenbaum and mentioning the sponsor, Everfi, again. Disclosure of Material Connection: This is a “sponsored podcast episode.” The company who sponsored it compensated me via cash payment, gift, or something else of value to include a reference to their product. Regardless, I only recommend products or services I believe will be good for my readers and are from companies I can recommend. I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission's 16 CFR, Part 255: “Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising."
This episode is a little different! Tune in to hear about the third Pleasure Connection Retreat, which is happening on October 14th and 15th in Malibu, California. I am co-hosting alongside internationally renowned yoga, meditation, and breathwork teacher, integrative behavioral therapist, and multi-modality healer Lisa Reider (Genius Loci). Are you ready to make pleasure and connection a priority? Do you want to transform and elevate your sex life? This retreat is an intimate opportunity for individuals and couples to enhance, explore, and build a deeper connection with pleasure through educational teachings, somatic experiences, and interactive workshops. Go check out https://thepleasureconnection.eventbrite.com/ for more info and tickets! We are even offering free 30 min discovery calls! https://thepleasureconnection.eventbrite.com/ FOLLOW US Twitter Instagram Facebook Send questions, comments, stories, rants to: SlutsAndScholars@gmail.com Sluts And Scholars is a production of sluts and scholars media. Loving disclaimer: Sluts and Scholars is a podcast produced by Sluts & Scholars Media, LLC. It is a shame free educational podcast made for your entertainment and informational desires only. The podcast, any opinions we share, and any resources including social media and emails from us are not therapy, medical care or professional advice and do not create a patient-client relationship. None of the information, opinions, suggestions, resources or exercises mentioned in this podcast should be used without clearance from your health care provider. All opinions, information and ideas expressed by the guests are solely their own. If you need emergency mental health or medical help, please call 911 or 988 or go to your nearest emergency center. We hope you enjoy the show.
22nd observation of 9/11. Biden has a disastrous trip to Asia for the G20. New Mexico's Governor bans all open and concealed carry for 30 days. Republicans blame Sen. Tuberville for holding up military funding before recess ends. New Mexico Shooting & Sports Association President Josh Groseclose joins us to push back on the governor's new gun control order. The White House uses Pearl Harbor as an example for why Biden didn't go to a 9/11 memorial. Scholars argue Disney's ‘Zombies' movies promote white supremacy. Kurt Schlicter joins us to give his legal perspective on New Mexico's temporary 2A carry ban.Please visit our great sponsors:Black Rifle Coffeehttps://blackriflecoffee.com/danaChange the lives of Veterans and their families with the Boot Campaign with every purchase of the Ready-to-Drink Coffee!Hartford Gold:CALL 866-887-1188 or text DANA to 998899.Call right now and they will give you up to $5000 of free silver on your first qualifying order. Hillsdalehttps://danaforhillsdale.comGet your free copy of the Constitution and the Declaration of Independence today!KelTechttps://KelTecWeapons.comSign up for the KelTec Insider and be the first to know the latest KelTec news. Patriot Mobilehttps://patriotmobile.com/danaGet free activation with the offer code DANA.
Welcome back to a new season of S & S! We ended with rope, so let's start with more rope! I am joined today by Toni, aka submissivetiger. Submissivetiger is a rope artist, performer, educator, community event organizer, and founder of The Rope Collective. Her focus is on modifications in rope for every body, creating liberating experiences and connection with rope, informed consent, negotiation, and aftercare. We talk about her journey into rope play, why folks are into rope bondage and suspension, how rope can be healing, as well as how rope can be for everybody and every body. Toni: https://www.instagram.com/submissivetiger666/ The Rope Collective: https://www.theropecollective.com/ https://www.instagram.com/theropecollective The Pleasure Connection Retreat: https://thepleasureconnection.eventbrite.com/ FOLLOW US Twitter Instagram Facebook Send questions, comments, stories, rants to: SlutsAndScholars@gmail.com Sluts And Scholars is a production of sluts and scholars media. Loving disclaimer: Sluts and Scholars is a podcast produced by Sluts & Scholars Media, LLC. It is a shame free educational podcast made for your entertainment and informational desires only. The podcast, any opinions we share, and any resources including social media and emails from us are not therapy, medical care or professional advice and do not create a patient-client relationship. None of the information, opinions, suggestions, resources or exercises mentioned in this podcast should be used without clearance from your health care provider. All opinions, information and ideas expressed by the guests are solely their own. If you need emergency mental health or medical help, please call 911 or 988 or go to your nearest emergency center. We hope you enjoy the show.
The 49th episode of "Investing in Integrity" offers a unique twist: Ross Overline, your usual host, steps into the guest seat for his first of two episodes with host Nishant Singhal, Chief of Staff at Scholars of Finance. Through their conversation, Ross dives deep into his unique journey from a modest farm town upbringing to becoming the champion for ethical finance he is today. Listen as Ross pulls back the curtain on his life before Scholars of Finance. He candidly speaks about his mental health struggles and the invaluable support he received from family and friends on his path to recovery. Remarkably, he relates how he channeled these personal trials into his professional calling, using them to inform and inspire the future leaders of finance. Ross' unyielding commitment to societal betterment is what inspired him to co-found Scholars of Finance, an organization poised to revolutionize ethical practices within the financial sector. By instilling values-based leadership in today's students, he aims to transform the panorama of the finance industry and effect a positive societal impact. Join Ross as he offers us a rare blend of personal growth stories, mentorship insights, and professional development tips that are as impactful as they are inspirational. He even commemorates the memory of a late student member, adding a layer of depth and community spirit to his powerful message. Whether you're a seasoned professional in the finance realm or just embarking on your career, this is a must-listen episode that packs a powerful punch of wisdom and actionable insights. Get ready to be both enlightened and empowered!
Episode 79 of Streets & Scholars with host Alex Alonso and guest Charles "Bear" Spratley discuss the following: Have first kid while in Youth Authority, joining Hat Gang Crip in Watts before jumping to 89 East Coast Crips, working on the movie Colors, with T. Rodgers, Don Cheadle and Glenn Plummer, doing Hood Day, and hood parties, Grape Street Crip war, creating non-profit organization B.A.B.Y, Brothers Against Bangin' Youth. Bear on Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/charles.b.stratleyBear on IG: http://www.instagram.com/89grumpGo Fund Erica Flagg: https://www.gofundme.com/f/erica-flaggFIND us on INSTAGRAM* Streets & Scholars: http://www.instagram.com/streets.and.scholars * Alex Alonso: http://www.instagram.com/alexalonso101 * FG: https://www.instagram.com/fgeneral1/FIND us on Youtube:* Street TV: http://www.youtube.com/streetgangs* Street TV Flix: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCwof1NALLNj3owdHJTM4YVw* FG Unleashed: https://www.youtube.com/c/FGUNLEASHED* Alex Alonso: https://www.youtube.com/c/AlexAlonso101-----* StreetGangs website: http://www.streetgangs.com
“Religion is a range of social-cultural systems, including designated behaviors and practices, morals, beliefs, worldviews, texts, sanctified places, prophecies, ethics, or organizations, that generally relate humanity to supernatural, transcendental, and spiritual elements—although there is no scholarly consensus over what precisely constitutes a religion. Different religions may or may not contain various elements ranging from the divine, sacredness, faith, and a supernatural being or beings. Religious practices may include rituals, sermons, commemoration or veneration (of deities or saints), sacrifices, festivals, feasts, trances, initiations, matrimonial and funerary services, meditation, prayer, music, art, dance, or public service. Religions have sacred histories and narratives, which may be preserved in sacred texts, symbols, and holy places, that primarily aim to give life meaning. Religions may contain symbolic tales that may attempt to explain the origin of life, the universe, and other phenomena; some followers believe these to be true stories. Traditionally, both faith and reason have been considered sources of religious beliefs. There are an estimated 10,000 distinct religions worldwide, though nearly all of them have regionally based, relatively small followings. Four religions—Christianity, Islam, Hinduism, and Buddhism—account for over 77% of the world's population, and 92% of the world either follows one of those four religions or identifies as nonreligious, meaning that the remaining 9,000+ faiths account for only 8% of the population combined. The religiously unaffiliated demographic includes those who do not identify with any particular religion, atheists, and agnostics, although many in the demographic still have various religious beliefs. Many world religions are also organized religions, most definitively including the Abrahamic religions Christianity, Islam, and Judaism, while others are arguably less so, in particular folk religions, indigenous religions, and some Eastern religions. A portion of the world's population, mostly located in Africa and Asia, are members of new religious movements. Scholars have indicated that global religiosity may be increasing due to religious countries having generally higher birth rates. The study of religion comprises a wide variety of academic disciplines, including theology, philosophy of religion, comparative religion, and social scientific studies. Theories of religion offer various explanations for its origins and workings, including the ontological foundations of religious being and belief.” Faith-based people worship differently (no one should be ashamed for not worshipping in the Pentecostal ways.) Some people in church are calm and reserved worshippers. Not everyone in church receives Christianese and Christian lingo well (be mindful of the spiritual dangers of The Christian Bubble.) --- Send in a voice message: https://podcasters.spotify.com/pod/show/antonio-myers4/message Support this podcast: https://podcasters.spotify.com/pod/show/antonio-myers4/support
Alex Alonso and author, investigative journalist Chris Todd discuss the 1994 double murder case of Nicole Brown and Ronald Goldman. O.J. Simpson was acquitted of these murders in October of 1995, but according to Chris Todd, there is more to the double homicide beyond the official version by the LAPD. And much more. FIND us on INSTAGRAM* Streets & Scholars: http://www.instagram.com/streets.and.scholars * Alex Alonso: http://www.instagram.com/alexalonso101 * 600: https://www.instagram.com/christopherlovejoy* 600 on Youtube: https://www.youtube.com/@6hunnetFIND us on Youtube:* Street TV: http://www.youtube.com/streetgangs* Street TV Flix: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCwof1NALLNj3owdHJTM4YVw* FG Unleashed: https://www.youtube.com/c/FGUNLEASHED* Alex Alonso: https://www.youtube.com/c/AlexAlonso101-----* StreetGangs website: http://www.streetgangs.com
Ownership of Knowledge: Beyond Intellectual Property (MIT Press, 2023) provides a framework for knowledge ownership that challenges the mechanisms of inequality in modern society. Scholars of science, technology, medicine, and law have all tended to emphasize knowledge as the sum of human understanding, and its ownership as possession by law. Breaking with traditional discourse on knowledge property as something that concerns mainly words and intellectual history, or science and law, Dagmar Schäfer, Annapurna Mamidipudi, and Marius Buning propose technology as a central heuristic for studying the many implications of knowledge ownership. Toward this end, they focus on the notions of knowledge and ownership in courtrooms, workshops, policy, and research practices, while also shedding light on scholarship itself as a powerful tool for making explicit the politics inherent in knowledge practices and social order. The book presents case studies showing how diverse knowledge economies are created and how inequalities arise from them. Unlike scholars who have fragmented this discourse across the disciplines of anthropology, sociology, and history, the editors highlight recent developments in the emerging field of the global history of knowledge—as science, as economy, and as culture. The case studies reveal how notions of knowing and owning emerge because they reciprocally produce and determine each other's limits and possibilities; that is, how we know inevitably affects how we can own what we know; and how we own always impacts how and what we are able to know. Jen Hoyer is Technical Services and Electronic Resources Librarian at CUNY New York City College of Technology. Jen edits for Partnership Journal and organizes with the TPS Collective. She is co-author of What Primary Sources Teach: Lessons for Every Classroom and The Social Movement Archive. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices Support our show by becoming a premium member! https://newbooksnetwork.supportingcast.fm/new-books-network
In this episode, Ed Gillentine interviews Ross Overline who is the Co-Founder and CEO of Scholars of Finance. Ross discusses how he believes finance is the biggest lever for driving change and why it is consequently so important to instill the values of integrity, humility, compassion, courage, curiosity, and impact into the financial leaders of tomorrow. Show LinksEd Gillentine:EdGillentine.comInstagram: @journey.to.impactScholars of Finance:www.scholarsoffinance.orgInstagram: @scholarsoffinancePodcast: Investing in IntegrityEmail: firstname.lastname@example.org | email@example.comBooks:Journey To Impact by Ed GillentineA Force for Good by John G. TaftStewardship by John G. TaftSapiens by Yuval HarariPrinciples for Dealing with the Changing World Order by Ray DalioProgress by Johan Norberg
Last time we spoke about the Qing - Boxer siege of Beijing and the 8 nation alliance expedition led by Seymour. Baron Von Ketteler was murdered by Kansu soldiers, ushering in a real siege of the foreign legation's in Beijing. The situation was dire, communications were cut and soon the railways also. The foreign ministers called for aid and thus came an expedition of 8 nations led by Seymour to the rescue. Seymours expedition started out quite well, but soon the Boxers disrupted the tracks stopping them in…well their tracks. To the dismay of the westerners it turned out the Qing were joining the Boxers in battle against them and Seymour's force had to make a fighting withdrawal back to Tientsin. They fought all the way to a secret arsenal where they dug in, until another relief force rescued them! Now they all marched back to Tientsin as gunfire could be heard. #63 The Boxer Rebellion part 3: The Siege of Tientsin & Battle of the Taku Forts Welcome to the Fall and Rise of China Podcast, I am your dutiful host Craig Watson. But, before we start I want to also remind you this podcast is only made possible through the efforts of Kings and Generals over at Youtube. Perhaps you want to learn more about the history of Asia? Kings and Generals have an assortment of episodes on history of asia and much more so go give them a look over on Youtube. So please subscribe to Kings and Generals over at Youtube and to continue helping us produce this content please check out www.patreon.com/kingsandgenerals. If you are still hungry for some more history related content, over on my channel, the Pacific War Channel where I cover the history of China and Japan from the 19th century until the end of the Pacific War. When Seymour set out on his expedition a lot of events had unfolded. I mentioned it a few times, but gunfire could be heard by his expeditionary forces coming from Tientsin. When thousands of Boxers began storming the region looking to kill christians and foreigners, many flocked to Tientsin. Tientsin consisted of two adjacent but quite different subdivisions. To the northwest was an ancient high walled chinese city around 1 mile per side. 2 miles southeast along the Hai River were the foreign settlements around half a mile wide. The chinese city held around a million Chinese, the foreign settlements around 700 foreign civilians with their thousands of Chinese servants. The Boxers came at first to the railway station carrying placards and chain letters stating “Those who see this sheet and distribute six copies will deliver a whole family from calamity. If ten sheets are circulated they will save an entire district. If any see this hand-bill and fail to disseminate it they will certainly be beheaded.” Within mere hours of Seymour's expedition departing, reinforcements were landed at Taku to head over to the foreign settlements at Tientsin to defend them. On June 11th, Commander Beatty of the Royal Navy had 150 sailors, marines and 2 Maxim machine guns with him. He would be joined a few days later by 1600 Russians who rushed to the scene from Port Arthur, before their railway lines were cut by Boxers. Alongside the other nations forces, Tientsin had roughly 2400 troops to defend the foreign settlements, facing a force of 30,000 Boxers and 15,000 Qing soldiers camped nearby. On June 15th the Boxers began burned down all the missions outside the Chinese city like the Notre Dame Des Victories. They stormed the streets attacking Chinese christians, massacring as they went. They destroyed all christian and foreign goods or property they could find. The foreigners in the settlement watched this unfold in horror from a distance, then at 2am on the 16th they were attacked. Beatty recalled seeing Boxers “came in great strength, setting fire to all the Houses and outlying Villages they could. . . . They came on quite heedless of the Volleys we opened on them, never replying because the poor beggars had no arms to reply with, and coming up to within 300 and 400 yards armed with swords, spears, and torches. So there we squatted, knocking them over as they came along.” Chaos ensued in Tientsin, as the Admirals on their warships off the Taku Fort bar became more and more anxious. The western navies had received no word since June 10th, Tientsin was clearly under attack and Seymours expedition force was gone. Seymours last message to them came on the 14th and all evidence suggested the Boxers and Qing would block the way between them and Tientsin. The Qing naval forces were seen priming torpedo tubes on their warships and laying mines in the rivers mouth. The entire situation looked like a trap. If the Peiho river was closed, the naval squadrons would be unable to rush up it to rescue the civilians of Tientsin and Beijing. On the 16th the Admirals met aboard the Russian flagship. They all formed a multinational ultimatum that was issued to the Qing, the Taku forts had to be surrendered by 2am the next day or they would attack. A russian officer was sent to deliver the message to the Taku Fort commander who responded “I would be glad to surrender the Forts, but I am here to obey orders”. The French consul general in Tientsin then took it upon himself to telephone the local viceroy and advised him to surrender the Taku Forts or face the consequences. The Admirals knew their actions were tantamount to declaring war on China and that taking the Taku Forts would not be easy. The Taku Forts were 4 forts with pairs of 2 on each side of the river mouth. They had been recently rebuilt and reinforced by German engineers. The walls were made of mud mixed with chopped straw, which might sound silly, but this made them impervious to shell fire. Their garrison was around 3000 men, equipped with quick firing Krupp guns and other heavy pieces. Approaching from the sea was the most hazardous and would see men fighting through oozing mud flats surrounded by sharpened stakes. The Qing Navy held 4 new German built destroyers equipped with rapid fire guns patrolling near the forts. To attack them by land was also not favorable it would see men clamoring over small canals, irrigation works and behind the forts were the Boxer infested towns of Tongku and Taku. Another issue was the Taku mud bar, it only allowed shallow water vessels to pass, the allied navies only had 9 ships that could pass; 3 British ships the HMS Algerine, Fame and Whiting; the German Iltis; Russian Gilyak, Bobr and Koreytz; French Lion and Japanese Atago. 900 men consisting of 380 British, 300 Japanese, and the rest Russian, Austrian and Italian were loaded aboard the 9 ships as the allies, we shall call them that from now on for simplicity by the way, awaited the deadline on June 16th for the Qing to respond. All the warships arranged their broadsides aimed at the Taku forts with a bombardment order to commence at 2am if the Qing did not respond. However the Qing did respond, by opening fire at 12:50, as a eye witness recalled ““A shell shrieked over the Algerine in unpleasant proximity to her topmasts”. To this 7 of the 9 allied ships opened fire. The Russian gunboat Gilyak made the poor decision of turning her searchlight, turning her immediately into the most prominent target, she was nearly sunk by shell fire. The HMS Fame and Whiting pulled in close trying to capture the Qing destroyers and within the mayhem the two ships managed to slip upstream abreast of the 4 Qing destroyers. At Lt Keyes aboard the Fame recalled “The shells were literally shrieking around us; several fell just short and splashed muddy water right over us; several pitched just over; we really had a charmed existence.” The British destroyers cast out whaler ships holding dozens of men to board the Qing destroyers. The British sailors and marines boarded the Qing destroyers with ease, capturing all 4 without firing a shot and receiving no casualties. Lt Keyes gave explicit orders to hit men not to fire upon the Qing who were in the process of escaping up the riverbank. Meanwhile the Russian gunboat Korietz was severely damaged by the opening salvo; the Monocacy despite being at quite a distance holding many women and children aboard took a far flung shell to her bow, luckily not hurting anyone. The Qing fort guns were very accurate managing hits on the HMS Whiting, SMS Iltis, French Lion and Giliak was forced to ground herself lest she be sunk. Giliak had 18 deaths and 65 wounded. Meanwhile at 3am landing parties began their advance upon the forts, struggling through thick mud. The first fort was on the north bank and the landing forces came at it with bayonets pointed. British and Japanese troops were the first to scale its walls and they were even racing another. British officer Cradock recalled “I was frantic at the idea of the Japanese getting in first; they were very keen and in better condition than anyone else.” The union jack was soon hoisted followed by the rising red sun, the defenders of the Fort made a symbolic defense, but fled quickly. As the men cheered, suddenly two Qing soldiers burst out of a gateway 20 yards away with bayonets fixed firing their rifles as they marched forward from the hip. A Lt emptied his revolver at them and pulling out his sword to defend himself. The allied troops raced towards the second fort on the northern bank as allied shells struck its walls. The air was filled with dust and smoke as the Qing soldiers fired their guns until the last minute upon which they fled. There was to be barely a need to seize the southern forts. The Qing commander was seen galloping away on a white horse and as the Shanghai Mercury put it “The forts were a mass of ruins, rivers of blood, with headless and armless bodies everywhere, which the blue-jackets were gathering together and cremating in heaps.” The allied troops in the northern forts turned their guns on the southern forts. One shot hit a powder magazine exploding a part of the southern fort walls, creating a large fire. Through the smoke and dust the Qing defenders could be seen abandoned the forts. By 6:30am the battle of the Taku fort was done. By 8am many of the allied troops were coming back aboard their ships, the allies had suffered 172 casualties. Rivers of blood were seen around the forts. The survivors of the carnage aboard ships or the forts ate tinned beef, salmon and ship biscuits reflecting on their good fortune to be alive. With only 9 ships the allies had secured the mouth of the river. All in all it was a brave action helped considerably with some luck. Many questioned its necessity as it undoubtedly would increase the attacks upon the foreign legations in Beijing. Herbert Hoover recalled “it was this act of aggression which marked the downfall of the moderate party in Peking, unmasked the gigantic plot of the powerful party behind the Boxers, and turned the Government over definitely into their hands . . . no more favorable moment could have been chosen by our Admirals to precipitate a general massacre.” At the same time it was happening, MacDonald had been sending assurances to Empress Dowager Cixi that Britain wished to remain on friendly terms with China. Cixi was literally receiving reports of the attack on the Taku Forts as MacDonald's letters came in and when he found out he wrote “this would put the old buddha in a good temper”. Back over in Tientsin's foreign settlement, people could hear the loud gunfire coming from the Taku Forts. At 8am Tientsins foreign community received word the Taku Forts had been taken and now all wondered what would happen next. As recalled by Lou Hoover in Tientsin “All the forenoon at Tientsin there was an ominous silence, nothing doing on either side, each waiting for the other to play the next card, neither knowing the result of the attack at Taku, and yet both sides knowing that now we were committed to a war, if not with China itself, with Northern China and the Manchu Dynasty.” At 3pm Qing artillery began to open fire upon the foreign settlements. Shells were hissing overhead, explosions followed everywhere. An alarm bell began to ring on the Municipal Hall as foreign residents ran through the streets. Rifle fire was cracking against brick walls as civilian dived for cover. It looked like a hopeless situation, 600 foreigner civilians were trapped in a mile long by quarter mile wide area bounded by a river on one side and a flat plain on the other. It was a maze of narrow alleys and single storied Chinese houses, perfect conditions for snipers. The whole was enclosed by a mud wall around 15 feet high and wide enough for 4 people to stand across. As Midshipman C.C Dix recalled “The prospect was hardly brilliant; inside the settlement was a mixed force of 2,400 men, with nine field guns, and a few machine guns; outside were 15,000 Imperial troops, with immense numbers of quick-firing guns. Their ammunition was of the best, and practically unlimited, and they had the dreaded Boxers at their back.” The most senior officer in Tientsin at the time was Russian Colonel Wogack who took control of the multinational force of Americans, Russians, Australian, Germans, French, Japanese and Italians, the except of course were the British who chose to be led by Captain Bayly of the HMS Aurora. The Russians deployed in a very exposed position trying to defend the railway station on the opposite side of the river from the foreign settlement. They were in close proximity to a Chinese grave site, some houses and ditches, places Qing snipers could hide in. With the Russians were the French who took up a position in front of the French concession at the north end of the settlement near the Taku road. The Americans defended a stretch with the British along the eastern side of the entire settlement; it was a very thin line. The Germans, Austrians, Japanese and Italians deployed along the mud wall near the riverbank. Civilians who were capable were given the task of policing, sentry, engineering and medical duties. Herbert Hoover and his men were the only engineers in Tientsin, Colonel Wogack asked them to get people building barricades. Hoover and the men frantically searched for Chinese laborers to help and any materials that were sturdy enough for barricades. As Hoover recalled “Soon we . . . had a thousand terrified Christian Chinese carrying and piling up walls of sacked grain and sugar along the exposed sides of the town and at cross streets.” Within the first hours of battle it seemed the Qing and Boxers would overrun them. Hoover had this to say “With the smoke of many burning buildings pouring over the settlement, with the civilians erecting barricades across the streets for the final rush, the terrific bombardment, the constant sound of rifle-fire in the distance, and the knowledge,—if not the sight,—of the scores of wounded brought in from the lines—it all seemed bad—very bad. It was really the climax of terror, of the black fear, as it was of the fighting. And this was the ‘black fear,' not that the siege would be successful and we should be compelled to lower our flag and surrender to an honourable enemy,—but that, if every man fought to his utmost strength and was beaten, there were without,—Chinamen, —mobs of Chinamen, at their very worst,—barbarians who knew no quarter.” The women, children and non combatants huddled in fear within the catacombs beneath Gordon Hall, the most robust stone municipal building available. The Qing assault was first directed at the railway station. Upon seeing this Commander Beatty formed a bridge of boats and took sailors across to reinforce the Russians, but they soon became pinned down. The sailors tried to hide amongst some Russian artillery horse carriages as Chinese artillery and snipers fired hell upon the area. The allied forces had to allow the Chinese to approach closer, because their artillery and snipers were wielding an enormous advantage, no one could stand up right unless they wanted shrapnel or sniper bullets to hit them. Those who did advance were armed Boxers who were driven off by volley fire from the defenders. The defenders could not know this, but the Boxers and Qing despite appearances were not really coordinating together. The Qing troopers were awaiting orders from Beijing whether they were to support the Boxers or the protect the foreigners! It was only a result of the attack upon the Taku forts that finally led the Qing government to officially take the side of the Boxers and orders began to trickle over to support them. Despite the official orders, there were many moderates counter ordering and commanders out in the field who did not support the Boxers and were only putting up symbolic efforts at battle. General Nie Shicheng led the forces in the field overall and he had his artillery fire constantly, it is reported nearly 60,000 shells would be fired upon the foreign settlements. These shells however, much akin to what occurred during the first sino-japanese war, were not all exploding upon impact. Corruption was still rampant and the shells were quite lackluster in their results. The Boxers who did advance were quickly met with volleys at close range, and Beatty noted this of the Russians s “they worked their guns like men, scorning to build up protection with the bales of goods that were there and which we utilized for our riflemen.” Beatty was less impressed with the Germans who continuously sent messages stating they were under heavy attack and required reinforcements, lest they be forced to abandon their positions. According to Beatty the Germans were crying wolf and he made it clear they would receive no reinforcements from the British. Sailors and marines pushed through against Qing and Boxer infiltrators tossing them out. The allied forces formed a closed ring around the civilians as Hoover described it “It was in the center that the melodrama and comedy were played—the rim was nearly all tragedy.” Sniper fire was coming from within the settlements prompting wild hunts. Chinese Christians within the settlement numbered 3-4 thousand were prime targets for Boxer attacks. Hoovers wife Lou Hoover volunteered at the hospital using a bicycle to move between alley's and had a sniper bullet hit her tire once. The hospital saw around 200 wounded brought in a day, people requiring bandages, bedding, dressings, disinfectants all of which were in short supply. Tientsin was under siege. Herbert Hoover bicycle around the defensive perimeter braving the streets to see his barricades were working. The situation was incredibly stressful for the civilians, cooped up together while artillery and gunfire raged outside their buildings. According to Herbert Hoover many friendships ended because of the stress and he recalled ““No one will again dare to organize a dinner party in Tientsin without consulting an inmate of Gordon Hall, for how could Mrs. E. ever sit at meat again with Mrs F., who slapped Mrs. E.'s Peking pug?” So…someone slapped a pug? War never changes. By the 22nd of June things were becoming critical. Commander Beatty had been shot and was losing a ton of blood after the attempted seizing and enemies gun in a narrow escape when a shell burst near him. The men fighting in the barricades were mutilated by shellfire and gunshot. Contact with Taku had been lost on the 17th, casualties were piling up and the settlement was completely surrounded, there was no escape. The only reason the settlement had not already been overrun was because the Qing and Boxers were not working in concerted efforts to simultaneously hit all fronts. The Russians sent word that if the fighting continued the way it had been for the past 4 days, their ammunition would run out and they advised preparing a night time escape. Their recommendation was for the women, children, wounded and sick to be escorted by the Germans, Austrians, French, Japanese and Italians while the Russians and British would perform a rearguard. Upon hearing this, the very injured Beatty remarked “it was the maddest, wildest, damndest, rottenest scheme that could emanate from the brain of any man. Doing this would mean abandoning Seymour to certain destruction”. Beatty made it known to the Russians the British would not comply. Unbeknownst to them all, help was on its way and quite close by. On June 19th, my birthday random factoid, a young British volunteer, James Watts set out with 3 Cossacks in an attempt to make contact with Taku. They men rode through hostile villages as Boxers tried to attack them. Watt carried a message from Captain Bayly stating “Hard pressed, heavy fighting; losses, 150 killed and wounded; Chinese Imperial Artillery shelling the Settlement; women and children all in cellars; fires all over the Settlement; every one worn out with incessant fighting.” A rescue force of Russian infantry and American marines had already been dispatched but they were pinned down near the outskirts of Tientsin. According to one American Gunnery Sergeant “We fell into a trap . . . we laid on our faces with the bullets coming like hail not knowing what to do . . . we fell and got up, staggered, crawled—but got out. I never saw such a tired party in my life and yours truly was on the hog!” The force was 131 US marines and 400 Russians who got ambushed 2 miles from the city. The Americans suffered 3 deaths, 13 wounded before they withdrew back to Taku. Bayly's message made it clear a more substantial force was required. Taku and her forts were left with just 1000 men as a garrison as the allies prepared an expeditionary force. Luck was theirs again, as two new warships arrived, the HMS Terrible from Hong Kong carrying 300 Royal Welch Fusiliers and a Russian troopship from Port Arthur carrying hundreds of Russian troops. On June 23rd a multinational force 2000 men strong set out which also held the British 1st Chinese regiment from Weihaiwei, so even some Chinese troops were in their ranks. They rushed up to Tientsin reaching it the same day and upon seeing them the Qing and Boxers dispersed into the east. Lou Hoover described the scene of their arrival to Tientsin as such “A good many hundred civilians and a couple of thousand troops sat still and repelled faint hearted charges while 10,000 or 15,000 Chinese troops and 20,000 Boxers plunked shells of all sizes into us for exactly one week without a sound or a word from the outside reaching us. Then the first relief cut their way into us . . . enough to get in but not to do anything more than we could when they got there.” With the Chinese siege lifted momentarily, the lines of communication and supplies from Taku to Tientsin were quickly restored. However Tientsin's battle was nowhere close to be over as the Qing and Boxers would quickly remount their siege. Back over in Beijing the foreign legations work up to their first day of siege on the 21st. The first hours of the siege brought panic, the Austrians from the offset abandoned their isolated legation to fall back upon the French barricades leaving the northeast sector in enemy hands. The next day, Professor Huberty James who had been working with missionaries at the Fu Palace calmly walked up to the north bridge going over the canal. He gave the appearance of someone trying to parley, but Qing troops on the other side shot him dead upon the bridge. They all awaited Seymours rescue party, but it was not to be seen. A letter from Captain McCalla, Seymour's second in command dated June 14th managed to pass through to the American legation. The letter had been written 35 miles from Beijing and whose contents were nothing more than small chat, indicating nothing about when they would arrive. On June 22nd, by 9am the Italians, Austrian, French, German, Japanese, Russian and American detachments suddenly abandoned their positions and frantically ran to the British legation. Three-quarters of the legation quarters defenses were left undefended, including the Fu Palace, which held nearly the entire Chinese christian population that had fled into the legation quarters. Everyone was in a tremendous panic, it turned out a single man had caused it. Captain von Thomann of the Austrian cruiser Zenta whom from the offset of hostilities had been trying to take command of the defenses for the legations went into a panic when he reportedly was told the American legation had to be abandoned by a random American marine. Von Thomann lost his wits at the news and without verifying it to be true began screaming to everyone that all forces east of Canal street had to retreat immediately to the British legation. So yeah, everyone blindly began running. Once everyone figured out what had happened all the troops were ordered to retake their positions, but in the mayhem the Italian legations was already being burnt down. Boxers and Qing forces occupied the allied barricade in the Customs street, but had failed to press their advantage further. Von Thomann was relieved of command and now it was MacDonald in command. MacDonald was an ex-soldier, but held little experience in the guerilla style warfare they faced. MacDonald also had no official control over any non British forces. MacDonald would write orders and give it to the respective ministers who would arrange them to be carried out. It was a terrible system, but it was all they had it seemed. One of MacDonalds first orders was to dispatch the Italian guards who had no legation to guard to help the Japanese with the Fu Palace defenses. If the Fu Palace were to fall, the French, German and Japanese legations would be cut off from the British legation which was the last stronghold. MacDonald took a stock of the legations defenses: over 400 men, 20 officers and 389 men of 8 differing nations. They were supplemented by two bands of armed volunteers. The first were 75 men with some military experience, such as Nigel Oliphant of the Chinese imperial Bank who had served with the Scots Greys, Captain Poole of the East Yorkshire Regiment and Captain Labrousse of the Infanterie de Marine. The second group were more amateurish, titled the carving knife brigade because of their variety of weapons going from elephant rifles to fusil de chasse. Professionals and amateurs alike were all short of ammunition and each nationality used differing weapons with differing types of ammunition making it a nightmare logistically. The legation had only one piece of real artillery, the Italian one pounder and that too held little ammunition. Their lines of defense had shrunk alarmingly after just the second day, they only had 7 legations to defend. The outliers such as the Belgian and Dutch legations had been abandoned at the beginning, the Austrians shortly after and the Italians lost theirs during the Von Thomann confusion. The area they defended was now 700 yards east to west from the Russian and American legations and 750 yards north to south from the Fu Palace and British legation to the north and the Tartar Wall in the south. Sandwiched between these were the Japanese, Spanish and German legations alongside some other buildings. All the legations, excluding the British one, were on Legation street. The Germans and Americans were on the south side of the street overshadowed by the massive Tartar wall. MacDonald knew the Tartar wall had to be held at all cost, if it was taken anyone from its top could lob incendiaries down, spelling doom. The British legation grounds quickly became the place everyone congregated searching for further information, everyone was starved to know what was going on outside. Meanwhile the Chinese Christians were doing their part helping with labor an invaluable aspect to the defenders plight. There was also the issue of having to watch over them, lest the enemy infiltrate using them as cover. The foreigners and Chinese likewise were introduced to the hazard of fire which constantly was an issue. Boxers would toss torches and firecrackers at all hours trying to burn the legations out. It was all to easy for the Boxers to dip rags in kerosene attach it to the end of a long bamboo pole and lit it ablaze. On the 22nd, many buildings in the western sector were lit of fire and it took the defenders a long time to put it out. The first casualty for the British was to be Private Scadding who was shot dead as he stood watch while the fire committee went to work putting out fires. The very next day was the same, the Chinese tried to burn them out again, this time they aimed for the Hanlin Academy just due north of the British legation. Thousands of silk covered books were there, it was a tremendous tragedy to try and burn the place. On the morning of the 23rd, the enemy was spotted running through the four acre compound tossing torches soaked in petrol around. The foreigners were stunned the Chinese would burn such a place, but burn it they did. The fire teams tried to put the flames out, but the Chinese were firing down upon anyone who would go near the academy. Eventually MacDonald sent some royal marines to go through a hole in the wall getting into the academy where firefighting efforts were organized. Scholars among the foreign community were in despair knowing the academic treasures being burnt. Morrison had this to say “the combustible books, the most valuable in the Empire, were thrown in a great heap into the pond round the summer house . . . a heap of debris, timber in ashes, sprinkled with torn leaves, marked the site of the great library of the Middle Kingdom . . . what can we think of a nation that sacrifices its most sacred edifice, the pride and glory of its country and learned men for hundreds of years, in order to be revenged upon foreigners? It was a glorious blaze. The desecration was appalling.” By the night time the fire was still burning as soot covered fire fighters struggled. Other fires were seen that day, the Russo Chinese bank containing 80,000 dollars of cash was burned down, many officials houses alongside it. I would like to take this time to remind you all that this podcast is only made possible through the efforts of Kings and Generals over at Youtube. Please go subscribe to Kings and Generals over at Youtube and to continue helping us produce this content please check out www.patreon.com/kingsandgenerals. If you are still hungry after that, give my personal channel a look over at The Pacific War Channel at Youtube, it would mean a lot to me. The battle for the Taku Forts was won at a small cost, but the battle for Tientsin and Beijing would rage on for many more days. Time was of the essence if the allies were to reach the foreign legations in Beijing to save their countrymen.
Episode 77 of Streets & Scholars we have guest co-host 600 (Christopher Lovejoy) the former manager of Crip Mac and your favorite heavyweight boxer. On the following: -Boxing professionally -Managing Crip Mac-Crip Mac breaching on contract-Recent death of S-BoneAnd much more. FIND us on INSTAGRAM* Streets & Scholars: http://www.instagram.com/streets.and.scholars * Alex Alonso: http://www.instagram.com/alexalonso101 * 600: https://www.instagram.com/christopherlovejoy* 600 on Youtube: https://www.youtube.com/@6hunnetFIND us on Youtube:* Street TV: http://www.youtube.com/streetgangs* Street TV Flix: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCwof1NALLNj3owdHJTM4YVw* FG Unleashed: https://www.youtube.com/c/FGUNLEASHED* Alex Alonso: https://www.youtube.com/c/AlexAlonso101-----* StreetGangs website: http://www.streetgangs.com
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Host: Taylor Morgan Even after being indicted multiple times, former President Donald Trump is still in the race to run for president in 2024. Now, legal scholars are arguing that the 14th Amendment disqualifies him from running again. Is this a legitimate argument? KSL Legal Analyst Greg Skordas joins the discussion.See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
The scholars return from Summer vacation to preview AEW All In from Wembley, and do their annual bold predictions The Scholars talk about what they’ve learned after doing 100 episodes of the podcast. Then they preview AEW All In 2023. They talk about what the vibe of the show will be, how to make All […]
On June 27 — the 179th anniversary of the martyrdom of Joseph and Hyrum Smith in Carthage Jail — The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints published the final volume of the Joseph Smith Papers. Much of the project was made possible by Gail Miller and her late husband, Larry H. Miller. Gail Miller, owner of the Larry H. Miller Company, joins this episode of the Church News podcast to talk about her family's initial $10 million investment and the significant subsequent financial support they devoted to the project. “I don't think you can read these papers without feeling like you know this man and that he sacrificed his life to bring the gospel back to the earth for all of us,” she said. “And that alone is a magnificent gift.” The Church News Podcast is a weekly podcast that invites listeners to make a journey of connection with members of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints across the globe. Host Sarah Jane Weaver, reporter and editor for The Church News for a quarter-century, shares a unique view of the stories, events, and most important people who form this international faith. With each episode, listeners are asked to embark on a journey to learn from one another and ponder, “What do I know now?” because of the experience. Produced by KellieAnn Halvorsen. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Episode 77 of Streets & Scholars we have guest co-host ODM Slim discussing the following: recent interview on No Jumper of openly gay gang member claiming Hoover Crips in Dallas, Texas. Are Los Angeles based content creators look to be on a collision course with themselves. Is it entertainment or a dangerous game? FIND us on INSTAGRAM* Streets & Scholars: http://www.instagram.com/streets.and.scholars * Alex Alonso: http://www.instagram.com/alexalonso101 * ODM Slim: https://www.instagram.com/odmslimsjpwFIND us on Youtube:* Street TV: http://www.youtube.com/streetgangs* Street TV Flix: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCwof1NALLNj3owdHJTM4YVw* FG Unleashed: https://www.youtube.com/c/FGUNLEASHED* Alex Alonso: https://www.youtube.com/c/AlexAlonso101-----* StreetGangs website: http://www.streetgangs.com
Friday, 18 August 2023 “So not only is this trade of ours in danger of falling into disrepute, but also the temple of the great goddess Diana may be despised and her magnificence destroyed, whom all Asia and the world worship.” Acts 19:27 In the previous verse, the efforts of Paul concerning evangelism were noted, saying that not only in Ephesus but in all of Asia he had turned many away from the notion that gods made by hands are not gods at all. Now, Demetrius continues with the words, “So not only.” These words cover what was just conveyed, the business of the craftsmen was in peril. As such, their livelihood would go with it. Instead of thinking about how they could change their skills in working with silver, they wanted to forge ahead with what they had been doing all along. However, he says not only “is this trade of ours in danger of falling into disrepute.” The word meros, translated as “trade,” is not the same as in verse 25. This word signifies a portion or a share. Demetrius is riling up the men because their piece of the pie was in jeopardy. Also, the word apelegmos, translated as “disrepute” is seen only here in the New Testament. The meaning is that it would be exposed, refuted, or brought into contempt. Therefore, Demetrius' words are based on the words of the previous verse that “they are not gods which are made with hands.” Any simpleton could walk by armed with this knowledge and see that the smiths were there pounding out little idols one after another. But, despite being on a much larger scale, the same was true with what the little idols were based on. That is seen in his next words, “but also the temple.” No matter how big and majestic a temple may be, no matter how much awe and wonder there may be at the intricacy of it or the splendor it contained, it was still just a temple. A temple, when rightly considered, was just a bigger version of that which is made by hands. Whether small or large, hands had fashioned it. Thus, it was – by default – constructed by human effort. Solomon acknowledged this at the erection of the temple – “But will God indeed dwell on the earth? Behold, heaven and the heaven of heavens cannot contain You. How much less this temple which I have built!” 1 Kings 8:27 Regardless of what the purpose of the temple was for, Solomon was the one to have built the temple of the Lord. Both Stephen and Paul refer to the truth Solomon spoke out as well – “However, the Most High does not dwell in temples made with hands, as the prophet says: 49 ‘Heaven is My throne, And earth is My footstool. What house will you build for Me? says the Lord, Or what is the place of My rest? 50 Has My hand not made all these things?'” Acts 7:48-50 & “God, who made the world and everything in it, since He is Lord of heaven and earth, does not dwell in temples made with hands.” Acts 17:24 In the case of the temple at Ephesus, Demetrius says it is the temple “of the great goddess Diana.” Again, as in verse 19:24, it should read Artemis. It is the Greek name of the goddess. Scholars note that the term “the great goddess” is an epithet that has been found on many coins and medals of the city. What is important to the argument being set forth is that the worship of Artemis means the supposed existence of more than one god. This is also a concept opposed by Paul. Therefore, if Paul's words were believed, and he proclaimed just one God, then Artemis must be a false goddess. Demetrius' words mean that if people logically thought through what Paul was saying, their goddess “may be despised.” These words literally read, “to be reckoned for nothing.” If the God Paul proclaimed is the One true God, then the temple where the goddess Artemis was located was an edifice of vanity. That falls in line with Solomon's words concerning the temple in Jerusalem. God is not limited to a single temple made by human hands. Only the purpose of the temple in Jerusalem was what made it different. It was a place to focus attention on the God who could not be contained within it. On the other hand, the temple of Artemis was erected to contain the goddess within. When it was realized she was not a goddess, the temple would then be reckoned for nothing “and her magnificence destroyed.” Here, a play on words is made. A harmony of wording between the “great goddess,” megales theas, and “magnificence,” megaleiotētos, is seen. In essence, Demetrius is saying that the great goddess would lose her greatness. But if she was so great, how could she lose her greatness? As for the word translated as “destroyed,” it means to “take down,” “dethrone,” or “depose.” It is the same word used concerning Jesus being taken down from the cross four times in the gospels and Acts, such as in Luke 23:53 – “Then he took it down, wrapped it in linen, and laid it in a tomb that was hewn out of the rock, where no one had ever lain before.” As for Demetrius' words concerning Artemis, he next notes of her, “whom all Asia and the world worship.” Of this, Matthew Pool notes, “though the Romans might worship any god (of those multitudes) which they allowed, yet they might leave their estates only to a very few amongst them; but Diana of the Ephesians was one of those few.” As this is so, the money that came to this temple would have been exceedingly great. As such, it made great profits for the artisans that worked for her name. An entire industry was in jeopardy. This is the crux of the matter at hand. Life application: The place where the church meets often inappropriately takes the place of the purpose of the building. In other words, the difference between the temple in Jerusalem and that of Artemis was noted. One was for the central worship of God who cannot be contained within the temple. The other was for a place of worship of the false goddess that was contained within it. When the church gathers to meet in a particular location, it is not because God is more there than anywhere else. It is because those believers are sealed with the Spirit, and they are uniting to worship the God that transcends all things. However, this notion is often lost in the minds of believers. Too much focus is on the building itself or the things contained within it. This can take our eyes from where they should be. Let us remember that whether we meet in a little church with no frills, in an open-air forum, or in a big church with all kinds of fancy stuff, the purpose of gathering is to worship the Lord, to study His word, and to jointly praise and petition Him. The externals will all fade away, but the glory of the Lord will remain undiminished forever. “Thus says the Lord: ‘Heaven is My throne, And earth is My footstool. Where is the house that you will build Me? And where is the place of My rest? 2 For all those things My hand has made, And all those things exist,' Says the Lord. ‘But on this one will I look: On him who is poor and of a contrite spirit, And who trembles at My word.'” Isaiah 66:1, 2 Glorious God Almighty! How good it is to be in Your presence and to acknowledge You in spirit and in truth. May our hearts and minds be focused on Your splendor and beauty. May our hearts be directed by Your word. And may our lives be lived in a manner that will glorify You for all of our days. Amen.
The mysterious gold plates are the gravitational center of the Latter Day Saint tradition. Although twelve people other than Joseph Smith claimed to have seen or handled the plates, Smith said he returned them to an angel soon after completing the translation of the Book of Mormon. Even now, nearly 200 years later, the plates continue fascinate and confound interpreters in American culture. Today on my last episode as host of Scholars and Saints, I'm chatting with Richard Bushman, renowned biographer of Joseph Smith, about his new book, Joseph Smith's Gold Plates.
In this episode of the Ideas on Stage podcast we spoke with Jon Schwabish. Dr. Jonathan Schwabish is an economist, writer, teacher, and data communications expert. He is considered a leading voice for clarity and accessibility in how analysts, researchers, and scholars communicate their findings. Across three books, he has provided a comprehensive guide to creating, communicating, and distributing data-rich content. Better Presentations: A Guide for Scholars, Researchers, and Wonks coaches people through preparing, designing, and delivering data communication products; Elevate the Debate: A Multilayered Approach to Communicating Your Research helps people develop a strategic plan to communicating their work across multiple platforms and channels; and Better Data Visualizations: A Guide for Scholars, Researchers, and Wonks details essential strategies to create more effective data visualizations. He is on Twitter @jschwabish. In this episode we talked about how to improve your data visualisations. This conversation is useful for just about anyone asked to share some slides showing data. Key takeaways: - Why data visualisation makes the difference- Putting the audience first when communicating data- How to explain graphs with ease- Using the right graph for your data - The golden rule of data visualisation We hope you enjoy it! ———————Links: - PolicyViz website: https://policyviz.com/ - @jschwabish on Twitter and Instagram- The PolicyViz Newsletter: https://policyviz.com/about/newsletter/ - Jon Schwabish at TEDxBigData: https://youtu.be/wn6zEmlcj7U - The Do No Harm Project: https://www.urban.org/projects/do-no-harm-project Data Visualisation Tools (beyond Excel) - R: https://www.r-project.org/ - Datawrapper: https://www.datawrapper.de/ - Flourish: https://flourish.studio/ - Tableau: https://www.tableau.com/ - Power BI: https://powerbi.microsoft.com/ Jon Schwabish’s books: - Better Data Visualizations: https://a.co/d/hY22E8W- Better Presentations: https://a.co/d/g8WrEQZ- Elevate the Debate: https://a.co/d/95dwBbc- Data Visualization in Excel: https://a.co/d/22aN9T6 Recommended books: - Functional Aesthetics for Data Visualization: https://a.co/d/cK8819x- Building Science Graphics: https://a.co/d/3qXPrbk- Joyful Infographics: https://a.co/d/cIRLBxz ———————IDEAS ON STAGE RESOURCES Want to inspire your audience, increase your influence, and make a bigger impact? - Read the Confident Presenter book: https://amzn.eu/d/bKswMEe - To make the most of the book, take the Confident Presenter Scorecard to assess you presentation skills in less than 3 minutes, for free: https://ideasonstage.com/score - Attend the next Ideas on Stage web class: https://www.ideasonstage.com/uk/masterclass
China's infiltration of American K-12 schools is “almost everywhere,” according to Peter Wood, president of the National Association of Scholars. “That is, in every state that we've looked at, we have found instances of it, but I would say it's concentrated in the feeder schools to elite education, which means mostly West Coast and East […]
Today, we cover the entirety of part six - We Scholars. This chapter is of particular importance for understanding Nietzsche's reconceptualization of the philosopher, and how such a figure stands in relation to the academic. The philosopher's essential character is not that he employs reason, but that he exercises the value-creating power of mankind, whereas the scholar is merely a “philosophical laborer” who exists in service of the dominant values structure. Nietzsche critiques the modern worldview of positivism (“scientism“) for its misunderstanding of the primacy of values, leading to its failure to examine its underlying value judgments. Episode art: Domenico Fetti - Portrait of a Scholar
China's infiltration of American K-12 schools is “almost everywhere,” according to Peter Wood, president of the National Association of Scholars. “That is, in every state that we've looked at, we have found instances of it, but I would say it's concentrated in the feeder schools to elite education, which means mostly West Coast and East Coast, but not exclusively those,” Wood says. “The effort here is, China's not just spreading around its resources promiscuously across the land. It's looking for places where buying influence will yield results in the long term,” he adds. “So, it's widespread, but much more prevalent here on the East Coast and California.”In April, The Heritage Foundation awarded the National Association of Scholarsits Innovation Prize, which “is intended to spark creative disruption in the conservative movement as we strive to ensure the future of American self-governance.” (The Daily Signal is the news outlet of The Heritage Foundation.)Wood joins today's episode of “The Daily Signal Podcast” to discuss some of the concerns surrounding the Chinese Communist Party's influence in our education system and some of the other work the National Association of Scholars has been doing in addition to digging into China's infiltration of and influence in K-12 schools. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
Our conversation today with Rachel Shaefer, Executive Director for Opportunity Scholars & Heather Waugh, their Outreach & Fundraising Manager included details about an upcoming event and an overview of their non-profit. Rachel explained their mission and the work they do to connect with students and their families to facilitate a pathway for further education and a solid career in a number of different fields. She talked about the guidelines for those who wish to apply and the long-term relationships they establish. Heather gave us details about their End of Summer Party happening Friday, August 18, 2023, from 5:30pm - 7:30pm at the Winchester City School Board Office (598 N. Kent Street, Winchester) and will feature games, food, and lots of fun activities. She encouraged anyone interested in the program as well as current participants to attend the free event. You can RSVP by calling 540-931-1084. Opportunity Scholars is a nonprofit organization that provides a pathway for students to achieve a good career and a good life. They believe that supporting high-value education and training for our youth is an investment that strengthens local families, local communities, and the local workforce. Through collaboration with students, their families, local schools, and community business leaders, they help to create the pathway leading to successful futures for our young people and build a pipeline of professional, career, and technology workers to invigorate local economies. Learn more on their website: https://www.opportunityscholars.org/ and by following them on Facebook.
Spider Loc sits down with Bricc Baby for the 2nd time and he discussed interviewing an openly gay gangster rapper from Hoover Crip in Texas on No Jumper. Spider Loc Youtube: https://www.youtube.com/user/bangerzs23Factz Ova Feelinz video clips on Street TV: http://www.youtube.com/streetgangsIf you want to advertise on Factz Ova Feelinz send a message to STEF (AT) StreetGangs.comFIND us on INSTAGRAM* Streets & Scholars: http://www.instagram.com/streets.and.scholars * Alex Alonso: http://www.instagram.com/alexalonso101 * FG: https://www.instagram.com/fgeneral1/FIND us on Youtube:* Street TV: http://www.youtube.com/streetgangs* Street TV Flix: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCwof1NALLNj3owdHJTM4YVw* FG Unleashed: https://www.youtube.com/c/FGUNLEASHED* Alex Alonso: https://www.youtube.com/c/AlexAlonso101-----* StreetGangs website: http://www.streetgangs.com
SEASON 2 EPISODE 11: COUNTDOWN WITH KEITH OLBERMANN A-Block (1:44) SPECIAL COMMENT: “Donald Trump cannot BE president – cannot run FOR president – cannot BECOME president – cannot HOLD OFFICE – unless two thirds of Congress decides to grant him amnesty for his conduct on January 6th." That's from Will Baude, Faculty Director of the Constitutional Law Institute at the University of Chicago Law School, and member of the ultra-conservative FEDERALIST SOCIETY, and former clerk for Chief Justice Roberts. He was summarizing, for The New York Times, an article he and Professor Michael Stokes Paulsen will publish next year in the University of Pennsylvania law review. They insist that there is no doubt Trump has triggered the disqualification aspect of Section 3 of the 14th Amendment, and that it should be applied automatically by State Secretaries of State. “Section 3's disqualification rule may and must be followed – applied, honored, obeyed, enforced, carried out – by anyone whose job it is to figure out whether someone is legally qualified to office.” The Federalist Society constitutional scholars say it's automatic. If you put Trump on the ballot, you are breaking the law. And as academic and theoretical and dilettantish as this all sounds, these guys think it should be made really real: “There are many ways that this could become a lawsuit presenting a vital constitutional issue that potentially the Supreme Court would want to hear and decide,” said Professor Paulsen. And Paulsen is a distinguished university chair and professor of Constitutional Law and Federal Courts at the University of St. Thomas in Minnesota. And Steven Calabresi, co-chairman of the Federalist Society, co-founder and co-chairman of the Federalist Society, says the Baude-Paulsen article is “a tour de force" that proves “Trump is INELIGIBLE TO BE ON the ballot, and each of the 50 state secretaries of state has an obligation to print ballots without his name on them,” unquote – or they may be SUED. There could be enough to knock Trump off the ballot in individual states. And with Citizens for Responsibility and Ethics in Washington (CREW) having successfully sued to remove a January 6th insurrectionist from office in New Mexico, there is a guidebook to how to literally stop Trump before he starts. Also: Jack Smith really was pushing a Rocket Docket. He wants the J6 trial to launch on January 2. Meanwhile Trump's lawyers are so stupid they think the 2021 insurrection was three-and-a-half years ago, and his apologists like Jon Turley think January 2, 2024 is 18 days before the inauguration that the rest of us seem to believe doesn't happen until a YEAR and 18 days later. B-Block (23:00) POSTSCRIPTS TO THE NEWS: In Iowa, Ron DeSantis literally phones it in. Senator Tommy Tuberville - of Florida? And when it doesn't work the fascists only have one play: yell louder. So Laura Ingraham says they MUST RUN ON HAVING REPEALED ROE-V-WADE. For once I agree with her! (27:45) THE WORST PERSONS IN THE WORLD: Unbanned Twitter QAnon loser has a new conspiracy and a new made-up source; Florida GOP County Chair allegedly plagiarized his university Honors Thesis from Wikipedia; And when Conspiracy Theories collide: the Antivaxxer "running" for POTUS is endorsed by the guy whose father claimed he assassinated the Antivaxxer's uncle. C-Block (34:15) FRIDAYS WITH THURBER: My father so loved "I Went To Sullivant" that he literally listened as I read it to him one last time - and only when I finished did he pass away. Now THAT'S an endorsement!See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.