Seventy-six percent of people nearing the end of their lives say their biggest regret was living their lives according to other people and their expectations. This is surrounding togetherness pressure. Here's what you can do about it. Show Notes: My apologies, as there are two spots in the episode where one channel drops out briefly. The experience of regret: What, when, and why by Thomas Gilovich and Victoria Medvec Episode 24: The Top Five Regrets of the Dying (and How to Avoid Them) Anxious Church, Anxious People: How to Lead Change in an Age of Anxiety by Jack Shitama Read the Full Transcript on The Non-Anxious Leader website. Subscribe to my weekly Two for Tuesday emails. --- Send in a voice message: https://podcasters.spotify.com/pod/show/jack-shitama/message
The podcast is watching. Welcome back to the podcast! Today, we're going to be talking about Rollerdrome, a game that mixes the extreme sports of Tony Hawk's Pro Skater with the extreme crime of gun violence. In Rollerdrome, you are tasked with eliminating all the enemies that spawn in waves within a level while performing tricks to reload your guns, and doing so quickly to maintain combos and end up with a high score. Maybe the concept doesn't sound simple at first, because it isn't, but even so the game is still much harder than you might expect at the outset. The game's short length means that compared to the amount of time you have to practice for it, the challenge ramps up quickly, with levels in the first round of the game being able to kill you repeatedly if you aren't careful, and probably still a few times even if you are. Is the game worth learning well enough to push through these difficult stages? I'd say yes. The act of getting better at this game is incredibly satisfying because the mechanics all play so well into each other. Your weapons all serve very distinct purposes and each contain different mechanics to get used to, like timing or charge-up mechanics, but all feed off of the same ammo pool, meaning that managing your resources by sprinkling tricks in wherever possible is a major part of keeping combos up and even just surviving. This means that when it clicks, your runs look very fluid, improvisational, but controlled. We're going to be talking about, yes, the difficulty and how we each felt it handled it, the game's light narrative, and we discuss the pros and even better pros of being able to skate on a huge monster's ass. Thank you for joining us again this week! Rollerdrome is one of the rare video game ass video games done for Pocket, and one that didn't really take me by surprise. But just because I got exactly what I expected from it doesn't mean it isn't great. Did you feel that Rollerdrome was a satisfying challenge, or are we babies? Let us know in the comments, or over on our Discord! Next time we're going to be talking about The Fall, which is an ancient (by today's standards) indie adventure game, so we hope you'll join us then.
Seventy-percent of New Zealanders want decisions around Te Tiriti o Waitangi to be done on an equal footing between Māori and non-Māori. That's according to a new Horizon Poll commissioned by the New Zealand Human Right Commission, which found a majority believes Te Tiriti applies to everyone in Aotearoa. Professor Claire Charters is the commission's Rongomau Taketake, Indigenous Rights partner. Charters spoke to Corin Dann.
In 1953 a little-known political theorist Russell Kirk repurposed his doctoral dissertation as a book for publication. His book, The Conservative Mind, would quickly become a bestseller, give the nascent conservative movement its name and intellectual moorings, be reviewed and debated in respectable publications across the country, and launch its author to international fame. Seventy years later, the book is still going strong. Now on its seventh edition and reprinted in multiple languages, The Conservative Mind is among the indispensable tomes for understanding the conservative movement. In this episode, Saving Elephants host Josh Lewis is joined by Michael Lucchese to explore the enduring legacy of The Conservative Mind at seventy. About Michael Lucchese Michael Lucchese is the founder and CEO of Pipe Creek Consulting, a communications firm based in Washington, D.C., and a visiting scholar at the Liberty Fund. Previously, he was a communications aide to U.S. Senator Ben Sasse. He received a BA in American Studies at Hillsdale College and was a Hudson Institute Political Studies fellow and an alumnus of the Röpke-Wojtyła Fellowship at Catholic University of America's Busch School of Business. His writing have appeared in multiple publications, including the Washington Examiner and National Review, Engelsberg Ideas, Public Discourse, and Law & Liberty. Michael Lucchese is from Chicago, Illinois. The Russell Kirk Center for Cultural Renewal Celebrates the 70th Anniversary of The Conservative Mind In celebration of the 70th anniversary of Russell Kirk's landmark book, The Conservative Mind, the Russell Kirk Center cordially invites you to join them for a special evening event with a panel of emerging conservative thinkers: Adapting Conservatism for the Current Generation The celebration will be held at the Mayflower Hotel in Washington, D.C. on Tuesday, December 5. Reserve Your Tickets
With senior apostle M. Russell Ballard's death, church President Russell Nelson's back injury and apostle Jeffrey Holland's recent illnesses, the focus has fallen once again on the top men who lead the 17 million-member Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. Years, even decades, of policy, practice and precedent have established how the hierarchy is ordered — a governing First Presidency, usually made up of the faith's president and two counselors, at the pinnacle, followed by the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles, the Presidency of the Seventy and general authority Seventies. But with all the members of the First Presidency in their 90s and increasingly aged apostles, questions are reemerging about a gerontocracy among these men, who must serve for life and are charged with guiding a global religion. Is emeritus status for these leaders an option? Should it be? And what about the general women's leaders? Does their service, capped at five years, prevent them from having more influence in the church? Historian Matthew Bowman, Howard W. Hunter Chair of Mormon Studies at Claremont Graduate University, addresses these questions and more on this week's podcast.
rWotD Episode 2392: Sosipater.Welcome to random Wiki of the Day where we read the summary of a random Wikipedia page every day.The random article for Tuesday, 21 November 2023 is Sosipater.Sosipater (Greek: Σωσίπατρος) is a person mentioned in the New Testament, in Romans 16:21. He is probably the same person as Sopater mentioned in Acts 20:4.In church tradition, he is known as Sosipater of Iconium, and is numbered among the Seventy Apostles. St. Sosipater's feast days are on April 28 (Slavic tradition), or 29 (Greek tradition) with St. Jason; November 10 with saints Erastus, Olympas, Herodian, Quartus and Tertius; and January 4 with the Seventy. According to Latin tradition, the disciple of St Paul the Apostle died on the 25th of June in Beroea.This recording reflects the Wikipedia text as of 01:06 UTC on Tuesday, 21 November 2023.For the full current version of the article, see Sosipater on Wikipedia.This podcast uses content from Wikipedia under the Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike License.Visit our archives at wikioftheday.com and subscribe to stay updated on new episodes.Follow us on Mastodon at @email@example.com.Also check out Curmudgeon's Corner, a current events podcast.Until next time, I'm Kendra Neural.
Daniel - Vision of the four beasts. The Son of Man presented. The vision interpreted. Vision of the ram and goat. Interpretation of the vision. The goat. Daniel's prayer for his people. Gabriel brings an answer. Seventy weeks and the Messiah. Philemon - Salutation. Philemon's love and faith. Plea for Onesimus, a free man.
Daenerys has taken Meereen, but Astapor and Yunkai are backsliding. She forgives Barristan Selmy for his failures to protect her family, but banishes Jorah Mormont from her sight. She'll stay in Meereen and rule. Mackelly and Simon settle in to watch some dragons grow.Chapter Review:Daenerys Targaryen surveys Meereen from the great pyramid. She's bothered by flies who've gathered to feast on the many dead, including the 163 she crucified as payment for what they did to the slave children.She meets an envoy from Astapor. The council she appointed have all lost their heads, literally, and a former (and apparently current) butcher Cleon, has made himself King. He offers his hand in marriage. Dany is distinctly disinterested. The second petitioner is a Qartheen trader. He has goods he wants to trade for slaves. He's surely barking up the wrong tree. Only Daario Naharis confirms that many freed slaves are down at the docks offering to reenter slavery. Dany begrudgingly allows it and imposes a tax on the trade to swell her own coffers.Next she sees Ser Barristan Selmy and Ser Jorah Mormont. The former gives it to her straight. Her father was mad, Viserys had the hallmarks too. Robert Baratheon was a great knight, and could have been a good king. She appreciates the candor and reinstates him to her service. Mormont tries a similar tack. He spied for Varys for a pardon, as recently as Qarth. But this is too much for Dany. She banishes Jorah forever.Characters/Places/Names/Events:Daenerys Targaryen - Last remaining descendent of the royal Targaryen line, Stormborn, Mother of Dragons, claimant to the Iron Throne of Westeros.Ser Jorah Mormont - Exiled former Lord of Bear Island. Daenerys' bodyguard and loyal advisor.Unsullied - Eunuch slave soldiers. Renowned for their fighting prowess. Barristan Selmy, aka Arstan Whitebeard- Former Lord Commander of the Kingsguard in King's Landing. Sent by Illyrio Mopatis to bring Dany to Pentos.Strong Belwas - Eunuch former slave, sent by Illyrio Mopatis to keep Dany safe. Daario Naharis - Leader of the sellsword company the Stormcrows.Meereen - Largest city on Slaver's Bay.We've got four new sustainer tiers on our Buy Me a Coffee site. Something for every budget and level of interest. Check it out! Support the showSupport us: Buy from our store Buy us a Cup of Arbor Gold, or become a sustainer and receive cool perks Donate to our cause Use our exclusive URL for a free 30-day trial of Audible Buy or gift Marriott Bonvoy points through our affiliate link Rate and review us at Apple Podcasts, Spotify, podchaser.com, and elsewhere.Find us on social media: Discord Twitter @GhostsHarrenhal Facebook Instagram YouTube All Music credits to Ross Bugden:INSTAGRAM! : https://instagram.com/rossbugden/ (rossbugden) TWITTER! : https://twitter.com/RossBugden (@rossbugden) YOUTUBE! : https://www.youtube.com/wa...
Seventy percent of all new emerging pathogens in human health come from animal habitats. All the vet schools in Australasia recently came together with vet schools from 8 Asian countries to improve veterinary epidemiology education.
Seventy percent of young women prefer liberal candidates, far above the share of young men voting the same way. Can young women be won back to conservative values with reason alone, or is a new style of communications needed? Livestreamer Isabel Brown has spoken with hundreds of young women on many college campuses, and joins Charlie to make the case for an empathy-centered pitch that can win over even unmarried or non-religious young women.Support the show: http://www.charliekirk.com/supportSee omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Thomas Kennedy, JP Morgan Private Bank Chief Investment Strategist, expects a growth slowdown in the US amid a decline in excess savings. Christian Scherer, Airbus Chief Commercial Officer, says the company is in an undersupplied situation coming out of the pandemic with high numbers of aircraft orders. Claudia Sahm, Sahm Consulting Founder, says the US is now closer to a recession than earlier this year. Toto Wolff, Mercedes AMG Petronas CEO, previews this weekend's first-ever Las Vegas Grand Prix. Jon Lieber, Eurasia Group United States Managing Director, says that both political parties are aligned on avoiding a government shutdown. Get the Bloomberg Surveillance newsletter, delivered every weekday. Sign up now: https://www.bloomberg.com/account/newsletters/surveillance Full transcript: This is the Bloomberg Surveillance Podcast. I'm Tom Keene, along with Jonathan Farrow and Lisa Abramowitz. Join us each day for insight from the best and economics, geopolitics, finance and investment. Subscribe to Bloomberg Surveillance on demand on a Spotify and anywhere you get your podcasts, and always on Bloomberg dot Com, the Bloomberg Terminal, and the Bloomberg Business App. What we do here is we have smart guests like Will Kennedy, just joining us at Queen Victoria Street in London on oil and now joining us his compatriot in Irish crime. Thomas Kennedy joins his chief investment strategist at JP Morgan. One Kennedy to another, and you linked it when you sat down and you looked at Will Kennedy's world and says, when the price of oil moves, you see in chases, charge card juggernaut reaction, what do you observes oil comes down? Yeah, we saw change in the way the consumer was reacting to higher oil prices around August September area in our Chase credit card day. To remember, we're banking about twenty percent of America, and what we saw there was a nice plug nailed deck when gasoline prices rose. You actually saw a discretionary spending go down. Now, Tommy might be saying, well, of course you're going to see that. Right, prior to August and September, in the post COVID era, we did not see that relationship. It suggests the excess savings in America might actually be depleting after how many quarters of negotiating on it, right, and then when we really dig into the accounts of these folks, and we do it in anymous anonymous fashion, about half of America looks like they're out of excess. If you're missing words up, it's okay. You're sitting on the side of the table where we do that routinely. You know, I'm looking Time Kennedy at the polarity between Morgan Stanley and Golden Sachs today. You need the leadership or Bruce chast and Michael Faroli to give you an economic backdrop. What's your economic backdrop that forms your outlook call this year? Yeah, we're expecting a growth slow down pretty much like the less rest of Wall Street at this point, and it is relatively simple and intuitive. You have the cost of capital above expected revenue in this economy, and if you think about America as one big business, it's very odd to see the cost of capital to be above expected GDP. It should force investors to say, maybe I'll just save instead of borrow money and invest in my business. We've seen this four or five times in the last forty years, just about every time you see a growth slowdown, tom So we should expect that to happen. The question becomes what's the scenarios where it doesn't happen? And in those scenarios you have one where either the consumer is much more resilient and they have access to borrowing, and you're going to see growth come higher or something breaks in the meantime. Those are pretty dynamic and polarizing outcomes in the future. Everything you set up until then, though said, by the ten year go along the curve. Look in some of this yield. Is that right? Yeah? I think it has to be. John. You have at this point a municipal bond that is giving you equity like yields, and for the first time in twenty years, it is actually competing with the earning yield on the s and P five hundred. For my clients that are gathering wealth for generations, I can show them something that has near zero default risk and you can get equity like yields. Is their risk to that, of course there is, But that's a dynamic that they haven't seen in two decades. And now I can start to reposition some of their portfolio and they say, Thomas, I'm nervous. I'm seeing yields all over the place. Are they reluctant to buy even at these rates? Even after you tell that story, it's a reluctant still to buy it. In our data for the last twelve months, this has been the trade that people have been excited about and can get invested in. That doesn't mean it's not without angst. When we saw a five year tax free yields show up two weeks ago, that dynamic changed five percent tax free for people in New York City, where we're sitting. Guys got to buy a taxable bond above ten percent to get an equal return, So the behavioral experience for them did change there. I think as a market prognosticator makes you say, well, how high can rates really go before we're going to see that crowding out effect of high yields. One of the mysteries of this year has been what the main driving force in yields has been. Is it the economy? Is it inflation? Is it the politics or the fiscal backdrop? This is going to be a really interesting test. What do you think is going to be most important with respect to market volatility? Of all the things that are going to happen this week, the FED expected out look for the FED. You can explain more than three quarters of all the movement and rates just from those two things. Where the FED is and where you expect them to be in a year's time. In the last couple of months you have seen I would call it supply of treasuries become a little bit more of a factor, but not dominant at this point, Lisa. So as we look ahead, what's going to matter the slowdown? How big of a slowdown is it? And importantly, what will the Fed's reaction function be. You said that half of America's are half of America is pretty much out of savings based on your data, Yeah, which half, right? I mean? Is this the half that has been spending more aggressively and will continue to if they had the money, or is this a half that is particular in the economy? Right? I mean we're talking about the two Americas. We've got a lot of Americas and they're moving at different speeds. Yeah, the two America's theme really resonates for me. But the folks that are out of excess savings at the bottom half of America, and those are todaytionally the ones that don't have excess savings. So now they have a decision to make. They can either slow consumption or try to turn to their credit card at a time when credit card rates are historically punitive, even when you normalize them for where interest rates are or base rates from the FED. So I think the slow down metrics makes sense when your highest marginal propensity to consume folks are running out of their excess savings. Really sharp article this weekend of the millions of Americans. They don't own Apple, they don't own Nvidio, Microsoft, they missed the boat and they got a two to oh one k. They walk into JP Morgan Chase this morning with a disastrous portfolio. They're miserable. How do you approach the active versus passive retirement debate? I think at this point in the cycle time, active is going to make the most sense in that when you're looking at a passive allocation, even to the equity market, the haves and have nots are there. On the one hand, you have, say Tech in the equity market that has gone through its optimization of its balance sheet. Layoffs in the tech sector have been big in the last twelve months. Capex is now getting turned back on around AI and the monetization phase is not going to be that long. Microsoft, as an example, three percent of their revenues are coming from AI already. Meanwhile, you move to small and midcaps, and these are the most interest rate sensitive sectors and they have debt to EBITDA two to five times. They are going to feel this pain more than big tech. So in the equity market as an example, active management I think makes sense as a headline early cycles when you rotate back two more passive ideas, and that's not where we are right now. So in the minds of money, late cycle is where people think we are right now. I think it's a muddel and I'm really fascinated by the outlooks. I meantime, Kennedy's going to put together thirty four page outlook I have a rule I read the first must this time of the year where it's difficult to sort of get beyond next week to put something out for the next twelve months. How hot is that? I think it's difficult when you're trying to do it at the end of a cycle. The FED has just done the most aggressive rate hiking cycle we've seen. And where are you? Are you in the muddle through? Are you in the late cycle? Are you in the end cycle? That's the hardest part. But to be able to turn to your client and say to them, I can show you equity like yields and fixed income it's a way to buy some time and get some good yield in a portfolio. Pro tip more charts tip David malpassed a Bears Turns years ago. Went in doubt. Saw that from David costin effort goalman. This morning it was gone through his outlook. He's just full of chance and tables. Thomas, this is great. He's going to see it some kind of do that of JP Mulkin prims a bank. Guy Johnson is expert at the development of jets, the crafts that we fly every day, and he knows the Christian Sharer Bleeds Airbus share grew up in to Lose France. He's been part of Airbus Way way Back for many many years and he is now the CCO of the great European airplane builder. Guy Johnson in Dubai, gud good morning, Good morning, Tom King, All good evening. The sun's setting on day one of the Dubai Air Show, and as you say, it has been a big one. We've seen some significant orders, some promise of even more still to come, and as you say, the wide body market feels like it is back. Over the last few years, this has been all about narrowbodies. The recovery out of the pandemic driven by the narrow bodies. Now it's the big workhorses of the sky, their time to shine. Let's talk to Christian Sharer, as you say, the chief commercial officer at Airbus. If you want to know what's happening in this industry, here is the guy to talk to. Christian. Nice to see you, Thanks for making some time for us. Look, the world at the moment feels like we've got a lot of geopolitical tension. We've got a lot of uncertainty. We've got a lot of economic uncertainty as well. Rates have been jacked up, economies are slowing down. Yet it doesn't feel like it at this show, huge orders across the peace in terms of what we're seeing from airlines from around the world. Why the disconnect, I wouldn't say it's a disconnect. You know, an order at an air show is I wouldn't say anecdotal, but it's being very much highlighted because it's an air show. You will will have seen that this year alone, there's been lots of orders in particular with us at Airbus, well before the air show. During the air show, there'll be orders after the air show, So it isn't like an incredible peak all of a sudden, It's part of a phenomenon. The airshow is building for a while though. This is a kind of moment in time when you can take stock. As you say, you're about to sign a very large order with Turkish Airlines, a huge order, a lot of arrow bodies in there, but a lot of wide bodies as well. This feels like a moment in time just to reflect on what is happening, and it feels like demand from the customer is still very strong. Demand within the industry is very strong. They've watched what happens with the narrow bodies and then they've sold out. Now these guys want to make sure that they've got their slots. What is driving this demand, What gives the industry this confidence probably the act guy that we're seemingly in an under a supply situation again, so there's a lot of jockeying for delivery positions. You don't want to miss the train. Just a few years ago, in the midst of the pandemic, remember we manufactures were asked to slash our production by roughly fifty percent, So it takes time. There's a lot of industrial inertia to rebuild an industrial system that's capable of producing large numbers of white body airplanes, and so they don't come in large numbers. So you don't want to miss the train. You study the numbers very carefully. If I look at what's happening with discretionary spend at the moment I listened to LVMH or Reach Moore or the Azure, they're talking about that sort of high end discretionary spend beginning to roll over. And do you think that happens in aviation or do you think the lesson from the pandemic is? Do you know what? I won't have the Cognac, I won't have the Cartier watch, but I will have the airfat I think the letter is true. I think an air trip is no longer a luxury per se. It is part of discretionary consumer spending. It's probably a the top of the list. I would think that the recent behavior that we've seen, beyond the obvious phenomenon of pent up demand coming loose after the pandemic, I believe that the consumer will tend to go enjoy himself, yourself, visit, visit friend's family before they buy an expensive watch in terms of kind of what happens next. Do you see this demand being sustainable? Do you talk about the fact that the esshow shouldn't just be how we perceive what's going on? You see this as big a sustainable story. Now you think white body demand is back. Where in the cycle do you think we are. I'm not sure we can talk about cycles as much as we used to anymore. So I do believe fundamentally it's sustainable. Our studies are telling us that we will see continue growth in air travel, including in wide body air travel, a little bit less perhaps than before the pandemic, or irrespective of the pandemic, because of the inflationary pressures, increases in fuel prices, et cetera, et cetera. You mentioned it, But we do see sustained demand, including on intercontinental travel, and we do see on the large aircraft where fuel burn in particular and technology plays the biggest part, increased demand to replace all the airplanes. So there's more replacement in the years ahead than there was before. You talk about inflation, What are you building into these contracts? You're selling airplanes five ten years down the road. Inflation is running hot right now? How are you building that into your contracts? How much are you building into that contracts? How important when you sign a contract is that escalation tools. That's a really good question, and that is a subject of finding the right balance of how you share that risk of inflation with the customer, the airline that is making a purchase decision many years in advance, typically a guy. What we do is we index our pricing on indices of material costs and labor costs. Those are US industries, those are most mature indices that exists in this industry. So we index that and then if it's a discussion depending on how far out the airplane is being ordered for, that's a discussion of how we share that risk, that inflationary risk with our customer. You're going to be able to build all these airplanes. I spoke to Gail a few days ago CEO. He was talking to me about going from nine to ten on the three point fifty program. If this demand continues, do you have to go ten to eleven, eleven to twelve, twelve to thirteen and how hard is that? Well, one step at a time. Remember we're coming from we were at a rate ten before the pandemic. We slashed it down. Now we're ramping back up to ten. It's not a trivial thing. Airbus is not necessarily the limiting factor here. It's a huge supply chain that we're pulling with us, and that's the pacing item. Is it conceptually possible that we go further? Yes, In fact, the ever optimistic commercial man and me will say yes, most probably we will, but that is not for today. We have objective ten per month in our site. That's what we're going to do, and our programs are running very much on time. One final quick question, and it's come up a lot today in the conversation that I've been having, the Rolls Royce new CEO two fan appears to be running the business in a slightly different way. He can clearly add up. He clearly wants to make some money, and that is resetting the relationships within the industry. They are sole supply on the A three fifty. How as that relationship changes, How does the relationship between Airbus and Rolls Royce change, Airbus and Emirates change, How does it change the nature of the relationship between between supply customer and ultimate customer. Well, I'd say two things. The first one, the most important is we're really really happy with the Rolls Royce engine on the A three to fifty program and on the A three thirty as well, but on the A three to fifty program in particular, the XWB engine, I will dare say is by far the best engine in the sky today in reliability, in fuel burn, endurability. It's a wonderful engine. So that's point one. Point two. Yes, there is a resetting of pricing in the engine business, the fuel burn. The engine guys have developed fabulous machines to lower the fuel burn. That comes at the expense, at some expense on the maintenance side, because these engines consume paths quicker, consume less fuel, more parts, And that reset is what's happening in the industry, in the engine industry at large, and Rolls Royce is no exception to be glad to see you. Thank you very much, Dean Christian, thanks for taking us, taking the time and here at us Tom Kine from the Dubai show, the sun is setting here back to you, guy Johnson, thank you so much. Always interesting. She has become acclaimed. Claudia Sam was someone out of Michigan in the fed A number of years ago with a really really dry, smart academic paper on government assistance and how to decide wrapped around recession economics. She's literally become a household name. Doctor Sam joins us now former Fed economist, founder of some consulting. I guess, congratulations. The only one Claudia had a bigger year than you was Taylor Swift. I expect we'll see you at a Kansas City football game anytime soon, Claudia, Sam, I got to get it out of the way just because of the notoriety. How closer we to recession. We're closer than we were say the middle of this year. We are not in a recession. And that's not just this Sam rule. Look around. The economy is still growing now. That's no guaranteed that we will be in that place, you know, in the coming months. And yet we are not in a danger zone with the labor market. And there's a lot of reasons why we may have seen the unemployment rate come up. There could be good reasons like workers coming back. What's important here and you have it in your research note to us and Bramo I think has really been out front on this is almost the behavioral impact. I think Faylor at Chicago. The behavioral impact of feedback loops tell us about what you're working on. The new I'm selling this, folks, for Claudia. She needs something to do. The new acclaimed some feedback loop. What's it looked like? Well, this is the logic. I mean, this Sam rule is about the unemployment rate rising a relatively small amount that happens early in recent It's been very accurate. The idea behind it comes well before me in that once the unemployment rate starts rising, it keeps going because on the demand side, there's this feedback loop. Some people lose their jobs, then they buy less, then those workers lose their jobs, and so on and so forth, and that's where it really gets going. What we see right now is not just a demand side, which would be a typical path into a recession. We see this. You know, workers have really come back. We've gone from labor shortages to now some workers that are looking for jobs. Right. It's going to take the jobs longer to catch up. That's a good thing. We needed those workers. It's just as with everything else in this economy, it's been messy to line up supply and demand. So now it's in the labor market. How uncomfortable does it make you to say this time is different? Very uncomfortable, and yet we could have said many times since the pandemic, this time is different, and very legitimately, you know, I talk about the quote unquote some rule breaking, which is it would trigger and then we would not go into a recession. Last year we saw two quarters of declines in GDP growth. That has only happened inside of recession since World War Two. It happened and we were not in a recession. So the SAM rule could be next in line to break. And I mean I prefer it didn't. I prefer unemployments stay low. But if it did, my base case is we don't go on a recession. Does this mean that right now you see sort of the immaculate disinflation or you see just year over year inflation come down to the Fed's target by later next year without necessarily the FED doing anything more and even potentially cutting rates, like so many Wall Street firms seem to believe. I take issue with the idea or the term of immaculate disinflation. I mean, this is coming out of a pandemic. We know where this is coming from. It's not just like it appeared. And yet to your point, we've already seen it right, and there are not all the disruptions worked out in the economy. The labor market's a place where we've seen some of like the kind of last momentum. There is more to give in terms of inflation coming down. It's going to be messy. I expect roma not to be a fun day in core inflation, and there is some of the demand to come out. And we've seen that wage growth has slowed back to something more normal. So everything is rowing in the right direction on inflation, it's just going to be slow and bumpy. Can you draw distinction, Claudia, between people coming back into the market and the participation rate which hasn't actually gone up so dramatically. Even as we do talk about people coming back into the labor force, when we look at the years a whole participation has moved up. That's a very slow moving creature. Just in terms of the measurement, we've absolutely seen a burst of workers. Women's employment is at an all time high. We have seen a big surge of immigrants. In terms of the workfieces finally getting processed, so we've had people coming back in. It is there in the data in the labor force participation, and some of these factors are more temporary, and that's part of the jobs being able to catch up. Like we're still adding jobs at a good clip, just not like last year. Clot. I don't mean to interrupt, but I think it's really important into the CPI data tomorrow and retail sales the next day. The Boston Fed as a cottage industry of trying to this is Michelle Barnes years ago. Folks trying to figure out guessing consumption? Can we actually guess consumption? How do you respond to people talking about, well, this is the credit card data or that. What are the academics like you actually say about gaming? Seventy percent of the American economy? Right, So I was one of the lead forecasters on consumer spending at the Federal Reserve for about a decade. So I spent a lot of time trying to forecast consumer spending. The big piece, and I've talked about this recently, it's the income. Like if we lose the labor market, we lose consumers, as many people spend their paychecks. If we lose consumers, we're done for in a recession. So to me, it's like all eyes on the labor market that it keeps in the place it is, and household balance sheets are in a place that they have not been in for a very long time, particularly at the bottom. Like that's really encouraging, Claudia, Thank you so much. Claudia, so former feeder reserve economist. There's a lot to talk about here, John, as we get to Toto Wolf Team principal CEO of Mercedes. But John, the real issue here to me, and I'm gonna do a little bit more Spanner and cispar I was reading about the SISPEC cake folks, the side impact bar is very very important for all these different cars. This, thank you, This is more of an engineering discussion you're looking at it. Maybe what we've got SITI is not running away from the camera. Joined us now, Toto Wolf Team principle and CEO of Mercedes AMG ptronis formula onetside. Fantastic catch with you, sir. Let's just start with this new racetrack. We've spoken to a couple of people about it already. What kind of feedback how are you getting from the drivers on the simulars Again, it's a race weekend. First of all, good morning, Good morning to New York. We can also talk side impic structures if you wish, but you're gonna lose some of your some of your audiences. Yeah, I'm skilled with that. Yeah, we can jump on a separate call. I'll tell you. So. The drivers have been in the simulator, and I spoke to Lewis last week when we had a meeting in the factory and he said, the strait is so long and impressive, but we don't really know what to expect because, as you mentioned before, we're racing between ten and twelve local time. Nevada nights, i've heard can be pretty pretty cold, and the only night racing experience that we have is Singapore and a little bit of the Middle East, but obviously never on a new track close to five degree cent degree with careally tires that have never experienced these kind of temperatures. It just raised some questions as to why it's being hosted at this time of the year, at this time of night. Toto, how did that come about and would you push for a change next season? Well, obviously, Las Vegas stands for entertainment and show and liberty came up with the plan, which is great. To be honest, we've not raised in Las Vegas for a long time, certainly not in modern Formula one, and going there with this new format in the night. It's going to be spectacular. I think it's been said before. The track is brand new. That means the surface can be quite greasy or oily, because that's what asphal do does when it's new. We haven't raised in those temperatures, as I said before, But in any case, it's going to be a big spectacle. I don't know whether we will be sliding around or whether the track is going to be really grippy, but we shall find out in a few days. We've been talking about qualifying and the prospect of maybe needing to two three laps to get tires up to what's more temperature to put in that quick slab, so twenty thoughts on that at this point. Yeah, we've headed in the past that sometimes you just needed to slowly warm up the tires because if you push them too hard at the beginning they're green, you know, then you slide over the surface. The grip is never going to come. So bringing them in, driving them carefully, getting them up to temperature and that could last a few laps, depending and we're getting a little bit technical here, depending on how much you heat your rims and your breaks beforehand. And teams have various concepts. They don't want to have the front tires pretty cool and long lasting, or you heat them a lot, which gives you a grip for a single lab for qualifying, but obviously harms them for the risks. It could be chaos or it could be really exciting one or the other. It goes to a conversation we've been having all season on this program total just how you balance pursuing commercial gains without compromising race quality. What do you make in the current balance the Formula one. I think we had that balance to cope with that balance for a long time. And I think why we love the sport so much is because it's honest. Entertainment follows sport. We're not designing regulations or content because we want to create scripted content with a certain outcome, with a certain degree of non variability. We're doing this, we're launching ourselves. There's technical regulations, they're sporting regulations, and then off you go with a certain within a certain framework of cost cap which is similar to the salary cap in some of the US leagues. Everybody has the same starting point and then we launch ourselves into this. So it's honest, the stop watch never lies, and therefore the entertainment's follow suit. And yet we go through these periods of dominance. We saw it with Ferrari late nineties, early two thousands, we saw it with you Mercedes for a long time as well, and now with Red Bull. So Lewis has said recently in the last couple of days, the Red Bull is so far away. I think they're probably going to be very clear for the next couple of years. From your standpoint as team principle, is that a realistic assessment of the future, the next couple of seasons where we're giving it all to break a cycle. Like you said, we had five years of dominance of Ferrari, and we had a drug spell of Red bulland then it was us eight times in a row. And now it's the second Constructor Championship for a Bull or the third Drivate Championship with an indeed very good driver. So we are, you know, with all we have back in effect, and at the racetrake we're trying to come up with a car and with an execution that is as good as it can be, and we have a next cycle of regulatory engine twenty twenty six. But we got to turn this around the well for this race, and I think Total Wolf it's very clear. There's three late races left Las Vegas and then back over the Middle East cutter in Abu Dhabi. Are you racing right now for next year? Yes, we have done for quite some while. We're still fighting for the second championship in the constructor championship. We are second at the moment and Ferrari behind us, so that's an interesting one. But you know, deep down, second or third, third place doesn't matter. We've got to with old humility fight for the front. And that's why many months ago already we've switched and the transitioned to a new corner totally. There's a phenomenal photo of three Austrians, Nikki Lauda, Total Wolf and a guy named Schwarzeneger. It's a really really cool photo. And to take what Arnold Schwarzenegger did, and all of our American audience remove from F one understands the tale in here. When you look at the showbiz a Formula one, the Netflix success of which you're a star his Formula one Gone two Showbiz in twenty twenty three. Obviously, you know there's a few Austrians of us that have gone beyond beyond the country and schwartzeneg are probably the biggest. And I was lucky enough to be very close friends with Niki. We traveled the world around in its function as chairman of the team and there were very valuable lessons that I that I could learn. Did we go beyond the sports too much entertainment? No, I don't think so. We have. We're trying different formats with the sprint race weekends and all Las Vegas racing in the night, and if it needs calibration to provide a better show whilst staying true to our values of the honest spot, I think we've got to try it. But the core product the Grand Korea on Sunday, within the regulations financial technical in sporting is always what Formula one has been all about. Let's finish on the prospective expansion at Toto. I believe you've been against the expansion of the grid. Do you think it's now ultimately inevitable? I think the ten teams that have been in the sport, have been so for a long long time. The smaller teams or midfield teams have gone through a lot of hardship a few years ago when COVID struck, but in any case, they fault for survival. And here we are with the cost cap kicking in. The teams have most of the teams have done into profitability and finally are in a sustainable way and continuing. But that is not a given. You know. We we are on high at the moment, and therefore we've got to respect what the FA and the commercial rights holder are going to decide whether they want to have an additional team joining. And obviously, if we are being asked to saying, as long as it's a crazy for the show, as long as we provide a better, better entertainment, more income, why would any team be against it. But fundamentally it's it's somebody else that decides. And so it's wonderful to catch up with you, sir going into race weekend. Good luck to you with a team. I'm looking forward to watching the race over the weekend. Thank you for being with us. Total wolfare team principle and CEO of Mercedes AMG patronas f one. We've got clocks for any number of things. Four days, seventeen hours, forty one minutes, fifty three seconds to shut down. John Lieber knows the shutdown clock well over the many decades he is at your Raise your group, John, thanks so much for joining from London this morning. We're riveted to the shutdown clock. What's the likelihood that the nation's going to turn into a pumpkin at midnight on Saturday. Well, it's always exciting in US fiscal policy, and the shutdown clock's fun to watch. But I think fundamentally both parties are basically aligned around not shutting down the government. So I think that kind of this situation looks like I did a couple of months ago, where you've got Republicans making demands for spending cuts, Democrats saying we don't really want to do that, but neither side really wants to shut down the government, and Republicans are now putting forward as plan to keep funding going through January for part of the government, February or for the rest. I would bet by the end of this week that's passed, because no, unless there's some mistake or something goes wrong, and these two sides inside they just hate each other too much to actually do this. My quick creator of the Moody's announcement was it was sort of a statement on civics in America. Are we going to go through a process now and towards the next shut down six months out a year out where we yearn to go back to the system you knew working for McConnell years ago. Are we going to some new system of legislating and appropriations in America? You know? I mean the system is basically the same as it has been for the last decade, where one party the other is trying to leverage these deadlines to get the fiscal policy they want. And you mentioned with the Moodies downgrade interest rates and basic civics. But there's also demographics and the US demographics aren't changing, and because of that, you've got this massive increase in spending as there's more retirees in this country, while tax revenues remain basically flat as a percentage GDP. And what that means is the combinations you get more debt as a share of GDP. We've seen the stock of debt triple over the last ten years, and that's probably going to happen again in the future. So I think this Moody's rating is yes about the short term, about higher interest rates, and about the dysfunction in Congress, but fundamentally, this country's on a bad path long term fiscally. Neither party has any seriousness about doing anything about it. Even the Democrats, in what they called an Inflation Reduction Act, which was ostensibly designed to yes, invest in green technology but also reduce the deficit, couldn't muster a single thing that's an actual tax increase in there. They had to rely on these things they could spin as loophole closers, and in the end that bill is probably going to end up increasing the deficit too. So there's simply no seriousness in dealing with this problem, and there won't be until there's a crisis, which raises a question of what it will take. And we were talking with Neil Kashkari last week and he said he actually questions how much the fiscal concerns about the US really are affecting benchmark rates in the US, saying that if this really were an international concern, you would see the dollar weekend. From an international negotiation standpoint, is the fiscal backdrop of the US entering into the discussion more, is it putting the US in a more difficult situation with China and other potential trading partners. Yes, yeah, I mean I think this is a factor. For sure. The US has relied both on kind of foreign funding of its debt, but also the Federal Reserve is a marginal buyer of debt for this ten year period of low and dropping interest rates, and that's now shifting fundamentally where foreign strategies around US debt are going to start affecting the interest rate outlook, and it's not going to be such a sure thing that the US can continue to fund these these massive deficits. However, all evidence so far suggests that when there's a flight to safety, US treasuries are still the place to be. The US has the reserve currency, and despite all the issues that we've seen this year, people still think that the US is a pretty safe bet that's got a deep and rich pool of taxable assets that you can get at in an emergency if you need it to. The big question is not whether or not the US can repay or has the money to repay, is if there's the political will to keep this going and what it looks like in a crisis where you might need to see an instant increase in taxes or something. John, just looking ahead to Wednesday, we are going to get that meeting between Jijon paying and President Biden. What are you looking for? You know, I think this is a very low bar to get over. The big celebration is the fact that they're meeting at all. I think a key question is if they resume the military to military communications that were cut off after the Pelosi visit. This would help de risk some of the challenges that you're seeing in the South China. See where China's you know, the China argues the US has been aggressively going approaching on their territory the Philippines as well, and they've been sending these warning signs to the US that they are telling them to back off. Resuming the military to military communications is a step that trying to help de escalate those tensions. That's probably the most we can hope for. I'm really curious to see what hu Jinping says in his speech to the American people, and I'm also watching what is his message going to be to US corporate executives who are very worried about a sudden stop and their ability to do business in China. What messages he give them to reassure them that China is still a safe place for them to do business. I think those three things will be the most interesting to watch coming out of this week. 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[TRANSCRIPT] [click, static] Hey Birdie. I'm, uh, I'm on route to Santa Fe, now, I guess. It's a place I've always wanted to go—it's supposed to be beautiful, and cultural, and it's very much on my route, so… Not that I have a route. I have to stop following invisible rules. Just because it's the next major city on the highway I'm currently following doesn't mean that— (sighs) Harry fucking loves Santa Fe. She's been a bunch of times. I guess they have—had—a pretty vibrant art scene out there and she used to talk about how gorgeous it was, how delicious the food was, how much she'd like to show me— [click, static] Actually, maybe I don't want to go, I don't know. I'm not sure I want to see it with— [click, static] No, no, I should go. I've never been. I haven't traveled very much and basically never for the purposes of leisure—a trip taken for the sole purpose of eating and drinking and looking at extraordinary things, that's… …well, I guess that's what I'm doing now, kind of. Even if it…feels different. If I really could send a postcard, I'd put one right in the mail for her from…whatever Santa Fe's most famous museum is. Show her what she's missing. Show her what she could be doing if she would just stop— [click, static] That—that was our last fight. Well, our last huge fight. I think I—I maybe mentioned that we weren't talking all that much the last few months before I left and that's true. What we did say to each other wasn't particularly civil, but it was all…inconsequential. Bitching to each other about house chores or making snide comments… The fight that led to that cozy atmosphere was—it wasn't about Santa Fe, specifically, but about…the outside world. I wanted to—well, I wanted to do this, what I'm doing, right here. What I've been doing, for the last four months. And she… [click, static] She wanted to stay inside. She wanted to protect us from the world by keeping us from it. Even though we had every reason to believe that we wouldn't get caught if we ventured further out. And I tried to convince her, I tried to explain that even if there were other people out there, clearly we wouldn't be a priority. I tried to make her see that the likelihood of running into anyone who even knew who we were or what we did was so slim, but she just… She dug her heels in, like she always fucking does. She's intractable when she wants to be, and trust me, she wants to be a lot. It's what made living with her such a fucking nightmare. Everything had to be just so and she would be so condescending when I didn't get the temperature of the tea right or whatever the fuck it was and the most infuriating thing is that I know she didn't actually care if I did it right, she just enjoyed riling me up, wanted to pass the time somehow, wanted to exert control over whatever she could, which I get because I was the same way with the endless house repairs, which drove her insane because she wanted to build a home and “how can you turn a house into a home when you treat it like the Winchester mystery house!” That's what she'd say. “Not even the spirits would put up with the constant work.” It's good. Yeah, it's good that I got out of there. Because I haven't been to Santa Fe, I hadn't been to Colorado, I haven't seen the Pacific. She has. She's done all of that. She could stay inside and be content and root where she was planted or whatever but I need sunlight to grow and I tried to tell her that. I tried to tell her that I couldn't see a future for us if we stayed stuck— [click, static] Jesus christ, I'm—I don't know what I'm saying. She really…she drives me up a wall and I miss her and— [click, static] I—I've gotta— Whiskey, signing off.
[TRANSCRIPT] [click, static] Okay, maybe I'm not doing great. I can't get his face out of my head. The way he looked as he was leaving, suitcase in one hand, other hand on the doorknob, turning around like he forgot something. Turning around like he wanted to say goodbye to me. But that doesn't— [click, static] I'm trying to…focus on other things. I took a branch from the national park back in Wyoming—I know you're not supposed to do that, but it was on the ground, it's not like I took it off a tree. So I feel like it's okay. But I was thinking I might whittle it into something. I haven't whittled in fucking ages, but I used to be okay at it and it's not like i've got any materials to build miniatures. What do you think, Birdie? What shape should I carve this little piece of wood into? A bird? Make a little keepsake that I can give you when we meet? Yes, I said when. I'm deciding to hold out hope. I think I saw a ghost the other morning, so nothing is impossible for me anymore. Here I am, moving about the world, totally alone, and surviving. Thriving, one might say, despite any midnight breakdowns I may or may not have had. They said it couldn't be done—that leaving Pennsylvania would be the end of me. But it's not. I'm sitting on the hood of my car on the side of the highway in Colorado, whittling a stick from Wyoming into a bird for an anonymous friend who only communicates in dots and dashes. The impossible happens every day. And I'm not dead yet. [click, static]
Tyrion's is betrayed by Shae and demands a trial by combat. Oberyn Martell steps up and defeats the Mountain, but then lets his guard down and the Mountain crushes his head, and Tyrion's hopes. Simon and Mackelly rue the day.Chapter Review:Tyrion Lannister weighs the offer of Oberyn Martell, but for now allows the trial to continue. Podrik Payne cannot vouch for Tyrion's innocence, which suggests that few will. The last witness is a surprise: Shae. Of course Cersei would have interviewed, and coerced, Sansa's handmaids. But Shae is not only going to lie for Cersei, she's also going to tell the truth. Tyrion and Sansa plotted the murder and Tyrion used her sexually and forced her to refer to him as “her giant of Lannister.” The crowd's laughter is too much for Tyrion and he demands the trial by combat.Cerseis is thrilled to announce that the Mountain Gregor Clegane will fight for her, but the whole room is stunned when Oberyn Martell offers to champion Tyrion's cause. Tywin is furious. Tyrion realizes that this situation has no good outcomes for Tywin. If Oberyn wins, the Tyrells will be annoyed, and Tyrion freed. If the Mountain wins, Tyrion will be dead and the Martells might crown Myrcella, Plunging Westeros into another civil war.Oberyn outwits and defeats the Mountain, with his poisoned spear. But then stands on the vanquished Clegane's chest to extract a deathbed confession. He gets one, Gregor did rape and murder Elia, and murder her children, but it's Oberyn's deathbed. The Mountain trips him and crushes his skull. Tyrion's hopes die with the Red Viper.Characters/Places/Names/Events:Tyrion Lannister - Youngest son of Tywin Lannister. Brother to queen Cersei and Jamie Lannister. Former Hand of the King.Tywin Lannister - Tyrion's father, Hand of the King.Kevan Lannister - Tyrion's uncle, as well as brother and trusted advisor to Tywin Lannister.Sansa Stark - Oldest daughter of Ned and Catelyn Stark, wife to Tyrion.Cersei Lannister - Mother of the late Joffrey Baratheon, sister to Tyrion.Oberyn Martell - Brother to Doran Martell the Prince of Dorne. In King's Landing to seek justice for his murdered sister Elia and her children.Shae - Prostitute and loveWe've got four new sustainer tiers on our Buy Me a Coffee site. Something for every budget and level of interest. Check it out! Support the showSupport us: Buy from our store Buy us a Cup of Arbor Gold, or become a sustainer and receive cool perks Donate to our cause Use our exclusive URL for a free 30-day trial of Audible Buy or gift Marriott Bonvoy points through our affiliate link Rate and review us at Apple Podcasts, Spotify, podchaser.com, and elsewhere.Find us on social media: Discord Twitter @GhostsHarrenhal Facebook Instagram YouTube All Music credits to Ross Bugden:INSTAGRAM! : https://instagram.com/rossbugden/ (rossbugden) TWITTER! : https://twitter.com/RossBugden (@rossbugden) YOUTUBE! : https://www.youtube.com/wa...
[TRANSCRIPT] [click, static] The stupid thing is, with all the weirdness at the Stanley, I didn't even take a look around Estes Park that much. And it looked like it is beautiful. Sure, I got a lot of beautiful lakes and mountains in Wyoming. And it's not like I can't come back if I really want to. But I don't think I'll be staying at the Stanley again. I forgot to tell you—when I was driving out of Wyoming, right near the highway was this enormous statue of a rabbit with antlers. One of those jackalopes, I think it's called. Some weird Wyoming legend. I don't really get it, but it's kind of cute—a little antlered bunny. [click, static] Where do people come up with this stuff? Bigfoot, the loch ness monster, jackalopes…and how do these ideas gain so much traction with the public? I mean, I know there's actual myth and legends from different cultures and religions but that's not what these are. These are…these are made up by somebody who tells their friends, you know? But what makes it so that those friends want to share it with their friends and so on and so on? How many potential monsters are out there ready to become myths and are just being held back by the fact that their creator just doesn't have very many friends? [click, static] Do you believe in stuff like that? The…legends, the urban myths? Ghosts? I never really did. I like a good ghost story as much as the next person, don't get me wrong, but it never struck me as…real. There's way too much evidence to the contrary and I always felt that if any of it was real, no matter how rare it was, surely it would be unavoidable to hear about. Surely there would be real evidence. If people were experiencing real ghost encounters, there's no way we'd all go about our business as if everything was normal. People aren't that good at keeping secrets. [click, static] But now…after everything that happened… There still isn't hard evidence. How much can I trust my eyes really? There was already so much about the world that I didn't understand before this and now I understand even less. And I fear I'll never fully understand anything ever again. So, I guess, sure, why can't jackalopes be real? Nothing about this whole place, this whole country, driving around it, feels real. Nothing about my life feels real. [click, static]
850 אֵשְׁדָּת (ʾēšed·dāṯ): n.fem.; ≡ Str 799; TWOT 174b—LN 1.46–1.50 mountain slopes, i.e., the lower part of an elevated area, possibly foothills (Dt 33:2 K+), see also 844, 845; note: Dt 33:2 Q, see 836 + 2017; Holladay suggests 836 + 3678 or 836 + 1944; see bhs ftn for other text evidence James Swanson, Dictionary of Biblical Languages with Semantic Domains : Hebrew (Old Testament) (Oak Harbor: Logos Research Systems, Inc., 1997). 799. אֵשׁ דַּת esh dath (77d); from 784 and 1881; fire of a law:—flashing lightning(1). Robert L. Thomas, New American Standard Hebrew-Aramaic and Greek Dictionaries : Updated Edition (https://ref.ly/logosres/nasbdict?ref=HebrewStrongs.799) (Anaheim: Foundation Publications, Inc., 1998). 1 After Joshua died, the Israelites consulted the Lord, “Who should lead the invasion against the Canaanites and launch the attack?”[b] 2 The Lord said, “The men of Judah should take the lead.[c] Be sure of this! I am handing the land over to them.”[d] 3 The men of Judah said to their relatives, the men of Simeon,[e] “Invade our allotted land with us and help us attack the Canaanites.[f] Then we[g] will go with you into your allotted land.” So the men of Simeon went with them. 4 The men of Judah attacked,[h] and the Lord handed the Canaanites and Perizzites over to them. They killed 10,000 men at Bezek. 5 They met[i] Adoni-Bezek at Bezek and fought him. They defeated the Canaanites and Perizzites. 6 When Adoni-Bezek ran away, they chased him and captured him. Then they cut off his thumbs and big toes. 7 Adoni-Bezek said, “Seventy kings, with thumbs and big toes cut off, used to lick up[j] food scraps[k] under my table. God has repaid me for what I did to them.”[l] They brought him to Jerusalem, where he died. 8 The men of Judah attacked Jerusalem and captured it. They put the sword to it and set the city on fire. Judges 1:1-8 פאר The verb פאר (pa'ar) means to glorify. Noun פאר(pe'er) refers to an ornate headdress, like a turban. The more abstract noun תפארה (tip'ara) means beauty or glory. It seems that our verb's most essential meaning is that of branching out or even to diversify into a spectrum of glorious nuances. Noun פארה (po'ra) means branch (of a tree or vine). The denominative verb פאר (pa'ar) would literally mean to branch but in practice describes a progression in the direction in which a branch grows (rather than the reverse). Noun פארור (par'ur) appears the describe a spectrum of facial expressions. Going Boldly Where The Last Man has Gone Before! Decrease time over target: PayPal or Venmo @clastronaut Cash App $clastronaut
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A Brilliant Life book by Rachelle UnreichI've known Rachelle as a fellow journalist for many years sometimes working together and I've always respected and admired her - so as she embarks on this very personal story I'm thrilled to have her join me on the WhatIveLearntPodcast podcast In her new book “A Brilliant Life” Journalist Rachelle Unreich interviewed her mother Mira—a Holocaust survivor—in her final months of terminal cancer, and discovered stories of human goodness and love, which would impact her own life for the better.• Mira's incredible survival through WWII and the Holocaust is because of ‘human goodness'. Mira used to say that in the Holocaust ‘I learned about the goodness of people.' Her survival is due to people of all races, religions, ages, and circumstances helping her live to the next day. It's a lesson Rachelle holds dear.• The historical background: In the late hours of 30 April 1945, MiraBlumenstock was liberated and the camp gates opened. It was also her 18th birthday. She'd survived four death camps, including Auschwitz, and a death march. But there was a mystery to Mira's survival. Seventy years would pass. A life lived joyfully in France and Australia would start to wind down. After Mira was diagnosed with cancer, her daughter, Rachelle, a journalist, would interview her to distract Mira from her illness. What she discovered about her mother is astonishing.• The incredible bond of mothers and daughters: This story traces both Mira's relationship with her mother Genya as well as Rachelle's with Mira. Genya guided Mira through the Holocaust, while Mira helped Rachelle through tough experiences like a near-death motor accident. It reminds us that one of the most powerful forces of the universe is a mother's love.• The mysterious ways of the universe: All her life, strange, inexplicable, mysterious occurrences took place around Mira and her family. A Brilliant Life looks at the role that fate, destiny and chance plays in one's life.• Caring for a parent at the end of their life: Rachelle explores the inverse relationship of a mother and childat the end of life when the child becomes the carer.• Rachelle was bereft after Mira's passing. During the Melbourne lockdown, her jobopportunities look dwindling, and feeling unsure she would ever write a book - Rachelle began to write Mira's story in what would become A Brilliant Life.• The weight on the next generation of Holocaust survivors: Australia has the highest number ofHolocaust survivors per capita outside of Israel. So With the world spinning on its axis and antisemitism on the rise again, weaving Holocaust stories into our present is so important for many among Rachelle's generation. So many echoes of the past have been heard within the present, and it's more important than ever that we learn from history. Deborah's Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/what.ive.learnt/Mind, Film and Publishing: https://www.mindfilmandpublishing.com/Apple Podcast: https://podcasts.apple.com/au/podcast/what-ive-learnt/id153556330Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/show/3TQjCspxcrSi4yw2YugxBkBuzzsprout: https://www.buzzsprout.com/1365850
Last time we spoke about the defense of Finschhafen. Finschhafen was a enormous staging camp for the allies now. The Japanese could not sit idly by allowing such a strategic location to be in allied hands. General Katagiri launched a major counter offensive, kicked off with signal fires from Sattelberg. He sent a force of raiders to try and neutralise some heavy allied artillery, but it ended in failure. Having not neutralised their big guns, the rest of the counter offensive fell to pieces. The Japanese would officially report 422 killed, 662 wounded. For the Australians they had 228 casualties of which 49 were dead. With the counter offensive done with, the allies now would go back on the offensive. The next large target was going to be the stronghold of sattelberg, but the Japanese were not going to make it easy on the allies. But today we are going to be jumping into some new places. This episode is the invasion of the treasury islands Welcome to the Pacific War Podcast Week by Week, 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 world war two? Kings and Generals have an assortment of episodes on world war two 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 you can find a few videos all the way from the Opium Wars of the 1800's until the end of the Pacific War in 1945. For quite some time now we have been focusing on the New Guinea campaign, such as the offensives against Finschhafen and the Ramu valley. Today we are going to enter a new phase of the Pacific War. With the incoming invasions of the Gilbert and Marshall islands, the Northern Solomons and Western New Britain, General Douglas MacArthur and Admirals Hasley and Nimitz were going to turn up the heat. Admiral Halsey had just seized Vila, Barakoma, Munda and Rendova, gaining their valuable airfields for the forces of General Twinings AirSols to utilise. Within the central Solomons, Bougainville was finally within range of allied land-based aircraft. Lae, Salamaua and Finschhafen were taken, thus Operation Cartwheel would begin a new phase. Back in July, plans were formed for General Vandegrifts 1st Marine Amphibious corps to seize airfields sites at Buin and Kahili, the important Japanese anchorage at Tonolei Harbor, and the Faisi and Ballale islands in the neighboring Shortlands. That same month, the 43rd and 37th divisions were involved in the New Georgia campaign. Of the 5 divisions remaining under his control, Admiral Halsey planned to use the fresh and unblooded 3rd Marine division and the Army's 25th division for the invasion. He sought to keep the 2nd marine division and 3rd new zealand division in training for the conquest of Rabaul. Yet things had changed. Because of the intense resistance on New Georgia, the 25th division had to be committed. Then the decision to strike Makin and Tarawa in the Gilbert islands removed the 2nd marine division from Hasley's south pacific area. These changes ultimately dictated he would need a substitution, and it was to be the 37th division, whom had suffered 1100 casualties on New Georgia already. Nevertheless the 37th was in better condition than the 25th. The 3rd marine divisions task went unchanged. Major General Allen Turnage's 3rd Marine division was going to spearhead the invasion of Bougainville, with a launch date set for September. On top of this Halsey had received some reports indicating the Japanese were heavily reinforcing the Shortland Islands. He decided to bypass them and hit the Treasury island and Choiseul. It is also possible Halsey sought to perform these actions hoping to lure out the Japanese fleet into a major engagement. The treasury islands and Choiseul were lightly garrisoned, but held airfields that could be turned against Bougainville. Meanwhile , General MacArthur was planning the next stepping stone towards the Philippines. His overall plan was to break the Bismarcks Barrier through a series of aggressive leaps along the New Guinea-Mindanao axis. New Guinea as we are all quite familiar with by now, is a logistical nightmare. Lush jungles, raging rivers, cold mountains, every time of geographical nightmare was present. Thus to traverse the western landmass of it only on land was not exactly desired. What MacArthur's logistical team sought was to secure the 50 mile expanse of sea lying between New Guinea and New Britain. With that in hand Admiral Barbey's 7th Amphibious force would be able to transport troops along the coast, a significantly easier method than having the poor boys battle through the jungle. Rooke Island split the sea into the Vitiaz Strait and the narrower Dampier Strait. General Wootten's 9th Australian division were currently fighting for control of Vitiaz, but there had been no effort to date to hit the Dampier. MacArthur decided to capture Kavieng and the Admiralty Islands, because they represented enemy aerial threats against his westwards push through New Guinea. Closing in on the end of the year he also planned to amphibious assault Cape Gloucester, the northwestern point of New Britain which commanded the Dampier Strait. In hindsight the wisdom of landing at Cape Gloucester seems rather dubious. It was not necessary to seize the point in order to make use of the Vitiaz or Dampier strait. The Japanese did not have big artillery on the western end of New Britain to command the channel, the islands infrastructure was largely undeveloped. The only way the Japanese could interfere with the allied use of either strait was by torpedo boats, something they did not have many of. There of course was aircraft based on New Britain as well, but that would be neutralised by Kenney's AirSols. MacArthur planned to have the AirSols hit Rabaul continuously; to seize the Green Islands, the Admiralty Islands and Kavieng. The Western New Britain operation was codenamed Operation Dexterity which would be sub divided into Operations Lazaretto and Backhander. There would be a staggered attack first hitting Gasmata performed by the 2nd battalion, 228th regiment. They would establish an air base in the southern coast of the island, this was operation Lazaretto. Operation Backhander would be the invasion of Cape Gloucester. Some of the landings could be carried out in November, but MacArthur chose to wait until the new airfields were established in the Markham and Ramu valleys as they would provide close air support for the amphibious operations. On September the 10th, Admiral Hasley sent staff to present his plan for the invasion to Bougainville to MacArthur's staff. Halsey would be surprised to find MacArthur opposed using all their aircraft to strike Rabaul before the invasion of western New Britain. MacArthur proposed instead to continue heavy airstrikes against all Japanese airfields on Bougainville throughout October. Then in late October, Halsey's forces could occupy the Treasury islands and possibly northern Choiseul. Northern Choiseul could provide radar coverage and PT boat bases. On the 1st of November, Halsey's forces could then begin landing on Bougainville to form a beachhead before constructing a new airfield to host the AirSols so they could hit Rabaul just in time to take some pressure off MacArthur's troops advancing in New Guinea and New Britain. Thus MacArthur was determined to make the main goal of the operation not the securance over the entirety of Bougainville, but just a portion of it where an aerodrome could be established then used to batter Rabaul. Halsey was presented two options for his landing site: there was Kieta Harbor sitting on the northeast coast and Empress Augusta Bay on the southwest coast. Kieta seemed the better location from which to launch air strikes against Rabaul. Kieta also held a protected harbor, requiring Halsey's forces to move up the longer outside passage to secure Choiseul first. Empress Augusta Bay was on an exposed side of the island during an approaching monsoon season. It was closer to Rabaul and would only require the securing of the Treasury islands first. After further reconnaissance there was indications airfields could be constructed midway up the west coast of Bougainville at Cape Torokina on Empress Augusta Bay. Halsey chose it for the landing site stating on September 22nd “it's Torokina. Now get on your horses!” The operation against Cape Torokina was codenamed Cherryblossom and its task was handed to the hero of Guadalcanal, General Vandegrift who formed the plans but it would not be he who lead the operation. Vandegrit was promoted to commandant of the Marines, the first serving marine to become a four star general, he had to depart for Washington. His replacement was Major General Charles Barrett the former commander of the 3rd Marine division. Barret was given command of the 1st Marine Amphibious corps and the responsibility over operation Cherryblossom. His mission statement read “land in the vicinity of Cape Torokina, seize and occupy and defend a beachhead including Torata Island and adjacent island— 3,750 yards west of Cape Torokina—allowing approximately 2,250 yards inland from the beach and 3,600 yards east of Cape Torokina. To prepare and continue the attack in coordination with the 37th Infantry on arrival.” However the mission statement was to be his last major contribution to the war. On October 8th Barrett accidentally fell from the third floor of the officers quarters at Noumea and suffered a cerebral haemorrhage. He soon died afterwards and was recorded as an accidental death, but there was heavy speculation it was in fact a suicide. Thus the job fell to Major General Roy Geiger, the director of the marine aviation corp in washington. For the naval aspect of the mission Hasley had to do with what he had on hand. He would not be receiving any significant naval reinforcements, because Admiral Nimitz feared that any vessels lent to the 3rd fleet would not be able to come back in time to help with the invasion of the Gilberts. What Halsey could count on was task force 38 commanded by Rear Admiral Frederick Sherman built around carrier Saratoga and later joined by the Princeton; Admiral Merrills task for 39 comprised of cruiser division 12 and destroyer division 23; and Task force 31 commanded by Admiral Wilkinson consisting of three destroyer squadrons, transports and covering ships. It would be Admiral Wilkinson who would bring over the 3rd marine division, the 1st brigade and 3rd New Zealand division to invade the Treasury islands. Rear Admiral George Fort would take the reigns of the first offensive and Wilkinson would looked over the Torokina landings. Wilkinson would have 12 Attack transports and Amphibious cargo ships for the landings, just enough to get every echelon with their equipment over. The 3rd Marine division was reinforced with the 3rd marine defence battalion, the 198th coast artillery, the 2nd provisional marine raider regiment and the 1st marine parachute regiment. After landing at Cape Torokina they would later be reinforced by General Beightlers 37th division. The 29th, 34th and 36th New Zealander battalions of the 8th brigade group led by Brigadier Robert Row would hit the Treasury islands and help establish long range radar stations and a landing craft staging area. There was a final last minute change to the overall plan made by Halsey. They decided not to attempt seizing northern Choiseul but to instead send a marine raiding party around 656-725 men of the US 2nd Parachute battalion led by Lt Colonel Victor Krulak there to persuade the Japanese to divert forces to Choiseul from southern Bougainville. To support the operation General Kenny's 5th air force would smash the airfields in Rabaul while the AirSols 489 aircraft would hit airfields in and around Bougainville. General Twinning tactics were to harass the Japanese every day, so he launched a total of 158 flights in October, comprising 3259 sorties and land and naval targets in Hahili, Kara, Ballale, Buka, Bonis and Choiseul. The result of this incredible air campaign was 5 Japanese airfields pulverized, 136 enemy aircraft claimed destroyed at the cost of 26 allied aircraft shot down. Meanwhile on October 12th, Kenney launched a raid using 349 aircraft smashing airstrips, shipping and supply dumps. The 6000-ton IJN transport Keisho Maru was sunk alongside two smaller craft. On the 18th 54 B-25's took off from Dobodura, but only caused minor damage. On October the 23rd, 24th and 25th daylight raids consisting of 45 B-242's, 62 B-25's and 61 B-24's respectively managed to shoot down 9 enemy planes, destroyed 25 aircraft on the ground and damaged another 27. On October 29th, he tossed a raid at Vunakanau's airdrome using 41 liberators covered by 75 P-38's and managed to destroy around 10 aircraft. The enemies attention was certainly diverted away from Rabaul. Now the Japanese knew an invasion of Bougainville was coming. They believed the main target of such an offensive would be first against the Shortlands or Kahili. General Kanda's 6th division was deployed to reinforce these places. His 1st battalion, 45th regiment was placed at Kieta, the rd battalion and 4th south sea garrison was sent to reinforce Bougainville while the rest were sent to the Shortland islands. Bougainville was given north/south/east/west sectors garrisoned by numerous forces under Kanda. Admiral Koga also launched Operation RO, a plan devised to strengthen Rabaul. Koga's intelligence indicated the Pacific Fleet was on a warpath, so he decided to take the entire combined fleet from Truk to Eniwetok, which Koga considered a good advance position where he could sortie and annihilate the enemy in a decisive naval battle. The combined fleet stayed a week in the uncomfortable and lonely lagoon until they departed having not found the allied pacific fleet. By October 24th the combined fleet travelled back to Truk while the aircrews of carriers Zuikaku, Shokaku and Zuiho reinforced Rabaul. 82 Zeros, 45 D3As, 40 B5Ns and 6 Yokosuka D4Y reconnaissance planes. 192 trained air crews in total would be in Rabaul by November 1st. They were just in time to intercept one of Kenney's raids consisting of 75 b-25's and 80 p-38s. The Japanese airmen claimed to have downed 9 B-25s, 10 P-38s at the cost of 20 aircraft and 3 small vessels. Koga alerted the 12th air fleet who were in Japan to prepare to head over to Rabaul, but instead of also sending the 8th fleet, he kept them back, still thinking a decisive naval battle would be on the menu soon in the central pacific. General Sakai's 17th division were transported to New Britain in late september. Their first echelon comprising of the 53rd regiment arrived on october 5th and immediately began to move west to reinforce Cape Gloucester and the 3rd battalion went to northern Bougainville. The remainder of the 17th division would arrive between November 5th and 12th, though the auxiliary cruiser Kurita Maru caring the 1st battalion, 81st regiment was sunk by the USS Grayson. 1087 men, most of the battalion, were lost. The invasion of the Treasuries codenamed Operation Goodtime. They would establish a staging area, an advanced naval base at Blanche Harbor and a radar station on the north coast of Mono Island. It was hoped the assault on the Treasuries would confused the Japanese as to where the major effort would actually be. At this time there was a short supply of assault forces throughout the Pacific and the Bougainville invasion was mere days away. Thus it was difficult to comprehend why an entire brigade would be used to subdue a tiny enemy garrison on one small island. It has been theorised that Halsey and Vandegrift were reluctant to use some untried New Zealand troops in the more ambitious undertaking, but were also under pressure from their Anzac allies to see some action. For whatever reason the Treasury island operation would be one of the few examples of Allied overkill during the mid Pacific War. The 8th Brigade had limited shipping available to them. They would have eight destroyer transports, eight LCIs, two LSTs, eight LCMs, three LCTs and two APCs, under the command of Admiral Fort who was using the USS Raton as his flagship. The 34th battalion was going to land on the north side of Stirling Island to secure a nearby airfield; the 29th and 36th battalions would land abreast near Falami Point on southern Mono and Major George Logan D company of the 34th, designated Logan force would land at the mouth of the Soanotalu River to establish a radar station with the help of 20 seabees. The USS Pringle and Philip would perform a bombardment to help. The operation was set into motion on October 27th when the convoy departed guadalcanal and the Russells. George Fort's destroyers approached Blanche Harbor during a storm and began their bombardment. The assault waves raced through the harbor in two columns. As was suspected the 34th met zero resistance, they immediately went to work sending out patrols to make certain if there were any Japanese on the island they would not get to surprise them. Mortars were set up on the nearby Watson island, cool theres an island bearing my name to support the landings on Mono. The landings on Mono met very little resistance, basically just a bunch of surprised Japanese naval troops who offered some half hearted gunfire before withdrawing. The New Zealanders went to work establishing a perimeter as the Japanese began opening fire using mortars which managed to knock out two LST's killing 2 and wounding 30 men. Interesting to note this was the first amphibious assault launched by Kiwi's since the horrible Gallipoli campaign of 1916 and it was the second combat operation undertaken by Kiwi's during the Pacific War. The real resistance would come in the form of a air raid consisting of 25 vals who bombed the beachhead and support ships. The destroyers Cony took two hits; eight crewmen were killed and ten wounded. An allied fighter patrol managed to shoot down 12 vals during the raid. To their north, the Logan force faced no difficult landing at the mouth of the Soanotalu river. They quickly formed a 150 yard perimeter and began working on the radar station. By the end of the day, all but one LST had successfully unloaded and cleared Blanche harbor, however during the night the New Zealanders tossed back numerous counter attacks, particular around the Saveke river. By the 28th the Japanese survivors were retreating north in the hope of escaping to Bougainville, but along the way they ran into the Logan Force. On October 29th during the late afternoon, 20 Japanese attacked the western part of the Logan Forces perimeter. They were easily beaten off with mortars and rifle fire, leaving 5 dead Japanese behind. The next day saw some intermittent firing against concealed Japanese. Scouts eventually figured out there was a larger number of Japanese to the west of the perimeter, but the area between Soanotalu and Malasi was clear of the enemy. November began with the rest of the brigade coming over. The radar station was already up and running and the Logan Force had built themselves a small blockhouse near the landing barge. That said blockhouse immediately became the objective of the Japanese, since it represented the only hope of them escaping the island. As Brigadier Row's men began to occupy the central and northern parts of Mono, the Japanese began to infiltrate the Logan Forces perimeter. On the night of November 1st, the main breech was made across the News Zealanders line. A ton of Japanese had infiltrated the lines and managed to cut telephone wires from the blockhouse to the company HQ. Soon after this was accomplished a concerted attack was made against the blockhouse. 6 New Zealanders and 3 Americans defended it. They had automatic weapons, some 50 and 30 cal machine guns, but they were soon put out of action by the attacking Japanese who could have numbered between 70-100 men. The fight for the blockhouse would continue until dawn, with the surviving defenders beating off numerous attacks, mainly by tossing grenades. Captain Kirk, Sergeant DD Hannafin were both killed during the fight. Command of the blockhouse then fell to a cook of D Company, Private J.E Smith. By daybreak the Japanese finally were beaten off as the 3 remaining survivors were all wounded. 26 Japanese had been killed trying to overrun the blockhouse and seize the landing craft. Elsewhere across the perimeter the Japanese attacked throughout the night seeing another 15 dead Japanese in the western section and 9 in the east. It was to be there best chance at taking the blockhouse, for the next few days their attacks were much smaller and by November 4th, New Zealander patrols were fanning out and killing or capturing stragglers. The last significant action on Mono would be on November 6th when a dozen Japanese were routed from a cave during a two hour firefight east of Soanatalu. Operation Goodtime resulted in the annihilation of a Japanese garrison roughly 200 men strong, but it came at a cost. 40 New Zealanders and 12 Americans were killed with 174 wounded. The allies got their supply bases and radar station. Over on Choiseul, Operation Blissful was about to kick off. In an attempt to make the Japanese believe the Shortland islands were the target for their offensive, General Vandegrift tossed Lt Colonel Victor Krulaks 2nd Parachute battalion, roughly 656 men at a beach near the village of Voza. On October 27th the men and their equipment were loaded onto 8 LCMS and during the night the paratroopers were transferred over to four destroyer transports, the Kilty, Ward, Crosby and McKean, the same ships that had just been used to transport the New Zealanders for Operation Goodtime. Forts destroyers provided escort as the Paramarine landed at Voza shortly after midnight without any resistance. During the morning of the 28th they began unloading supplies from landing crafts that had been concealed on a smaller island offshore. Once landed they carried them up a narrow trail leading from the beach a mile northwest of Voza upon some high ground which would be their first base camp. Nearly a hundred friendly natives helped the marines carry the equipment up the beach and they also helped guide the men. Allied radio broadcasting finally alerted the Japanese to the imminent danger to southern Bougainville as Krulaks men began establishing their perimeter. The morning of the 29th brought an enemy strafing attack upon them and the native guides reported to Krulak that there was a barge staging base at Sangigai, the main Japanese position on Choiseul bay, garrisoned by around 150 men. Krulak decided that was to be the first objective, he sent out patrols going north and south. In the north Lt Averill with the help of native guides discover considerable evidence of the Japanese presence, abandoned equipment and rations, but no Japanese. In the south two patrols scouted the Japanese base near Sangigai. Krulak led one of the patrols personally and managed to surprise some Japanese who were unloading a barge. They killed 7 Japanese and sunk the barge before pulling out. The other patrol group ran into a Japanese platoon and got into a skirmish seeing another 7 dead Japanese. Thus Krulak got his confirmation there indeed was a Japanese base at Sangigai. Early on the 30th, Krulak requested an air strike at it arrived at 6am. 12 Avengers with 26 fighter escorts hit Sangigai. Unfortunately some of the planes mistook the marines at Voza for the enemy and strafed them as well. No marines were killed but one of their boats was sunk, that Krulak had planned to use. As a result of the boat getting sunk, Companies E and 5 departed Voza overland to hit Sangigai. A Japanese outpost along the Vagara river opened fire on the paratroopers, but was easily overwhelmed. Krulak then divided his forces to perform a two pronged assault. Company E led by Captain Robert Manchester would advance along the coastline to hit the Japanese from the north, while Krulak with Company F would move inland to hit them from the rear. Company E quickly advanced along the coast and began shelling the town with mortars and rockets during the afternoon, only to find out it was abandoned. The Japanese had taken up a new position on some high grounder in the interior. So the paramarines began destroying and looting the village. Meanwhile company F were advancing through rough terrain to try and secure some high ground near Sangigai where the retreating Japanese were just passing through. The Japanese literally walked right into F company and a hour long fight broke out. The Japanese outnumbered F company and as Krulak would later report “the outcome appeared to be in question, until the Japs destroyed their chances by an uncoordinated banzai charge which was badly cut up by our machine guns. Seventy-two Japs were killed and an undetermined number wounded. Marine losses were 6 killed, 1 missing and 12 wounded." The marines had 6 deaths, 12 wounded and one man missing. Krulak was wounded as well as F companies commander Spencer Pratt. The Japanese suffered a devastating 72 casualties Back over at E company after plundering the village they came across some documents and Krulak reported "The one that fascinated me, it was a chart that portrayed the minefields around southern Bougainville. When I reported this, the night after the Sangigai attack, I saw my first flash message. I had never seen one before. It came back and said, "Transmit at once the coordinates of the limits of the minefields and all channels as shown going through it." So we laboriously encoded the critical locations and sent them off. To an armada going into that area this is not incidental information. This is necessary information. Halsey in true Halsey fashion was not satisfied to know where the minefields were; he, before the Torokina landings, sent in a minelayer there and dropped mines in the entrance ways to those channels and they got two Japanese ships.” E company then retired to the Vagara river and was later evacuated by boat back to the Voza area. F company followed suite but was delayed by the heavy engagement they had. The men stayed to bury their dead. The friendly natives reported a Japanese concentration to the north near the Warrior River, so Krulak sent a strong patrol up by boat to check it out. On November 1, the large patrol of 87 paratroopers from Company G, led by Major Warner Bigger, headed north by landing craft towards Nukiki with orders "destroy the southern outposts of CHOISEUL BAY, and if possible to shell the Jap supply depot on GUPPY ISLAND." Major Bigger began an overland march along the eastern bank of the river and after crossing the warrior, their native guides became lost so they all had to bivouac for the night. In the early morning of November 2nd, Biggers men found themselves surrounded by Japanese who began infiltrating their perimeter from the rear. Bigger had the men continue north along the beach where the surprise attacked a small enemy outpost of 4 men. They managed to kill 3 of 4, but the last man ran away, thus the element of surprise was gone. Bigger knew the jig was up he could not hope to attack the main objective so instead he ordered the men to go shell Guppy island. G Company setup some 60mm mortars in the water and fired 143 rounds at the island setting up two large fires, one looked to have hit a fuel dump. The Japanese were taken by surprise there and only offered resistance in the form of some poorly directed machine gun bursts. On the way back G company had to fight their way through because of the infiltrators. Krulak was notified of the situation and alerted a PT boat base at Vella Lavella. Lt Arthur Berndtson had 5 PT boats under his command there, 2 were already assigned to other missions, another was under repair. PT 59 only had ⅓ tanks worth of fuel, but her commander, Lt John F Kennedy, yes he is back in action, agreed to rescue the boys. Kennedy believed he had enough fuel to get to Choiseul and another boat could tow them back to base. Despite overheating the engines, at around 9:30 PT 59 escorted a small convoy to Voza and Bigger's men were off loaded. The PT-59 ran out of fuel on the return trip down the slot and was towed back to Lambu Lambu Cove. By this point the landings at Cape Torokina had been carried out, so a diversion was not really needed anymore. Furthermore the Japanese were moving in on the base camp from all directions. On the night of November 3rd, just in the nick of time, 3 LCIs from Vella Lavella arrived to successfully load Krulaks paratroopers and got them out of there before dawn of the 4th. The Paratroopers had been outnumbered 6-1. They managed to kill an estimated 143 Japanese, destroyed a major staging base at Sangigai, sunk two barges and destroyed a considerable amount of enemy fuel and supplies on Guppy island. The cost was 13 dead and 13 wounded. Krulaks after action report mentioned evidence that the Japanese had sent reinforcements from the Shortland islands to counter the Choiseul operation. On November 1st, the day of the Cape Torokina landings, the Japanese had sent a large bomer force south to Choiseul hunting a reported Task Force. The Japanese found nothing, and by the time they diverted back to Empress Augusta Bay, the landings were done, American fighters were ready to deal with them. It seems the Japanese had been greatly confused from all the activity around Bougainville, particularly from many intercepted messages. Its hard to say how successful the Choiseul raid actually was. It's possible the Japanese fell for the diversion, but no one really knows. 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 diversionary raids may or may not have had an effect on the landings at Cape Torokina. Regardless the multiple operations were all successful and the Japanese seemed none the wiser. Now the stranglehold over Bougainville would begin.
During the summer of 2017, Elder Matthew S. Holland — then president of Utah Valley University and now a General Authority Seventy, knocked on a door with a sign that read, “chaplain,” at Oxford University. Behind the door was Reverend Dr. Andrew Teal, an Anglican priest and theologian specializing in Christian church history at Oxford's Pembroke College. Unbeknownst to either of them, that first meeting would bloom into a friendship beyond themselves and their faith. On this episode of the Church News podcast, the first in a two-part series, Elder Holland and Dr. Rev. Teal are joined by guest host Sheri Dew to discuss interfaith friendship and community building. Join us next week: Oxford's Rev. Dr. Andrew Teal — Part 2: The repercussions of interfaith friendships with David W. Checketts and Deborah L. Checketts, London England Mission leaders. 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.
[TRANSCRIPT] [click, static] What does that mean? [click, static] Birdie, I'm serious, if you're listening to this right now, tell me what that means. [click, static] “Stay out of Denver”? That's all? You knew I was headed to Colorado, why didn't you tell me before now? [click, static] Is this a prank? Is that what you're doing? Trying to pull some kind of sick joke? Because I'm going to be furious if that's the case. Why? Why do I need to stay out of Denver? What's there? What do you know? What aren't you telling me, Birdie? I mean, I know there's a lot you're not telling me. I mean, I know there's a lot you're not telling me and there's plenty I'm not telling you. And I know that you're trying to convey the most vital information the quickest, but the directive of “stay out of Denver” with no other explanation is pretty disturbing when I'm an hour from the city. What if I hadn't heard it? What if I hadn't pulled over to fucking translate it? What then? (sigh) God, Birdie, I'm grateful for you but sometimes… [click, static] You know, I only pulled over to decode your message because it's already dark and I figured once I got to Denver I'd just pick a hotel and pass out and I didn't want to wait until tomorrow. I'm tired. All day—all week, I've been— [click, static] And now what am I supposed to do? I'm close to Fort Collins, I guess I could find something there, but is that…is Fort Collins…should I stay out of Fort Collins too? You've got me freaked out, Birdie. It's so open out here. I'm on I-25 and…I don't think I realized how flat Colorado could be. The Rockies don't look that far but… It's too open. I—maybe I'll just sleep in my car. It has locks that work, I know every sound it makes, I've got several knives in here… “Stay out of Denver”. Jesus Christ, Birdie.
[TRANSCRIPT] [click, static] Lost Springs, Wyoming. The smallest town in America. I don't know if that's actually true. I passed a little rundown sign outside of Cheyenne advertising it—or, I guess not advertising it. Proudly proclaiming it. There's nothing really to advertise. According to the sign at the town's edge, the population of Lost Springs is five. As far as I've been able to tell, the population is now down to zero. I— [click, static] I'm not sure why I wanted to come here. I thought—well, this is going to sound fucking stupid, but seeing that sign and thinking of a tiny town with a tiny population made me think of my miniatures. Like Lost Springs would be a tiny dollhouse set. I mean, with a name like Lost Springs, you know… [click, static] It's not like that really. It's one road, obviously—there's a post office and store and a bar. And to be clear, the post office and store are one building, the bar's on the other side of the street. There's a few other buildings but I can't tell what they are. I did go into the bar and, I guess it should come as no surprise, but their liquor selection was not particularly impressive. But I'm wandering around the main street and it's… [click, static] I don't know. The weather is turning. Makes sense, I guess, now that we're in the final days of October. It isn't raining or anything but… Well, maybe I'm a little suspicious of gray-green skies now. [click, static] I thought it'd make me feel better, coming here. That there would be something idyllic in it—surely those that chose to live in a town with only a few other people did it for a reason. They removed themselves from society, entrusted themselves to a few other hands for something. It isn't that it's a bad place. There's nothing wrong with it. It's…a town. It's a town that's small, yes, but otherwise looks just like half the towns I've driven through in this state or any state. It isn't special or…somehow magical. There probably isn't any reason why the people who lived here lived here other than it's where they ended up. And it just…
Finding God during a father-daughter camp in the wilderness of Northern California. #TamrinsVersion This episode was recorded live at the Brunswick Artists Bar, on the 25th of September 2023. The theme was LIMIT. © Long Story Short Broadcasting
Off Limits. In this story, Madison delves into femininity, abortion and society. This episode was recorded live at the Brunswick Artists Bar, on the 25th of September 2023. The theme was LIMIT. © Long Story Short Broadcasting
Today we do a deep dive into the 1031 exchange with my guest Scott Saunders.Side note....would you believe Scott has over SEVENTY single family homes in his portfolio?!?!
With family: 2 Kings 5; 1 Timothy 2 2 Kings 5 (Listen) Naaman Healed of Leprosy 5 Naaman, commander of the army of the king of Syria, was a great man with his master and in high favor, because by him the LORD had given victory to Syria. He was a mighty man of valor, but he was a leper.1 2 Now the Syrians on one of their raids had carried off a little girl from the land of Israel, and she worked in the service of Naaman's wife. 3 She said to her mistress, “Would that my lord were with the prophet who is in Samaria! He would cure him of his leprosy.” 4 So Naaman went in and told his lord, “Thus and so spoke the girl from the land of Israel.” 5 And the king of Syria said, “Go now, and I will send a letter to the king of Israel.” So he went, taking with him ten talents of silver, six thousand shekels2 of gold, and ten changes of clothing. 6 And he brought the letter to the king of Israel, which read, “When this letter reaches you, know that I have sent to you Naaman my servant, that you may cure him of his leprosy.” 7 And when the king of Israel read the letter, he tore his clothes and said, “Am I God, to kill and to make alive, that this man sends word to me to cure a man of his leprosy? Only consider, and see how he is seeking a quarrel with me.” 8 But when Elisha the man of God heard that the king of Israel had torn his clothes, he sent to the king, saying, “Why have you torn your clothes? Let him come now to me, that he may know that there is a prophet in Israel.” 9 So Naaman came with his horses and chariots and stood at the door of Elisha's house. 10 And Elisha sent a messenger to him, saying, “Go and wash in the Jordan seven times, and your flesh shall be restored, and you shall be clean.” 11 But Naaman was angry and went away, saying, “Behold, I thought that he would surely come out to me and stand and call upon the name of the LORD his God, and wave his hand over the place and cure the leper. 12 Are not Abana3 and Pharpar, the rivers of Damascus, better than all the waters of Israel? Could I not wash in them and be clean?” So he turned and went away in a rage. 13 But his servants came near and said to him, “My father, it is a great word the prophet has spoken to you; will you not do it? Has he actually said to you, ‘Wash, and be clean'?” 14 So he went down and dipped himself seven times in the Jordan, according to the word of the man of God, and his flesh was restored like the flesh of a little child, and he was clean. Gehazi's Greed and Punishment 15 Then he returned to the man of God, he and all his company, and he came and stood before him. And he said, “Behold, I know that there is no God in all the earth but in Israel; so accept now a present from your servant.” 16 But he said, “As the LORD lives, before whom I stand, I will receive none.” And he urged him to take it, but he refused. 17 Then Naaman said, “If not, please let there be given to your servant two mule loads of earth, for from now on your servant will not offer burnt offering or sacrifice to any god but the LORD. 18 In this matter may the LORD pardon your servant: when my master goes into the house of Rimmon to worship there, leaning on my arm, and I bow myself in the house of Rimmon, when I bow myself in the house of Rimmon, the LORD pardon your servant in this matter.” 19 He said to him, “Go in peace.” But when Naaman had gone from him a short distance, 20 Gehazi, the servant of Elisha the man of God, said, “See, my master has spared this Naaman the Syrian, in not accepting from his hand what he brought. As the LORD lives, I will run after him and get something from him.” 21 So Gehazi followed Naaman. And when Naaman saw someone running after him, he got down from the chariot to meet him and said, “Is all well?” 22 And he said, “All is well. My master has sent me to say, ‘There have just now come to me from the hill country of Ephraim two young men of the sons of the prophets. Please give them a talent of silver and two changes of clothing.'” 23 And Naaman said, “Be pleased to accept two talents.” And he urged him and tied up two talents of silver in two bags, with two changes of clothing, and laid them on two of his servants. And they carried them before Gehazi. 24 And when he came to the hill, he took them from their hand and put them in the house, and he sent the men away, and they departed. 25 He went in and stood before his master, and Elisha said to him, “Where have you been, Gehazi?” And he said, “Your servant went nowhere.” 26 But he said to him, “Did not my heart go when the man turned from his chariot to meet you? Was it a time to accept money and garments, olive orchards and vineyards, sheep and oxen, male servants and female servants? 27 Therefore the leprosy of Naaman shall cling to you and to your descendants forever.” So he went out from his presence a leper, like snow. Footnotes  5:1 Leprosy was a term for several skin diseases; see Leviticus 13  5:5 A talent was about 75 pounds or 34 kilograms; a shekel was about 2/5 ounce or 11 grams  5:12 Or Amana (ESV) 1 Timothy 2 (Listen) Pray for All People 2 First of all, then, I urge that supplications, prayers, intercessions, and thanksgivings be made for all people, 2 for kings and all who are in high positions, that we may lead a peaceful and quiet life, godly and dignified in every way. 3 This is good, and it is pleasing in the sight of God our Savior, 4 who desires all people to be saved and to come to the knowledge of the truth. 5 For there is one God, and there is one mediator between God and men, the man1 Christ Jesus, 6 who gave himself as a ransom for all, which is the testimony given at the proper time. 7 For this I was appointed a preacher and an apostle (I am telling the truth, I am not lying), a teacher of the Gentiles in faith and truth. 8 I desire then that in every place the men should pray, lifting holy hands without anger or quarreling; 9 likewise also that women should adorn themselves in respectable apparel, with modesty and self-control, not with braided hair and gold or pearls or costly attire, 10 but with what is proper for women who profess godliness—with good works. 11 Let a woman learn quietly with all submissiveness. 12 I do not permit a woman to teach or to exercise authority over a man; rather, she is to remain quiet. 13 For Adam was formed first, then Eve; 14 and Adam was not deceived, but the woman was deceived and became a transgressor. 15 Yet she will be saved through childbearing—if they continue in faith and love and holiness, with self-control. Footnotes  2:5 men and man render the same Greek word that is translated people in verses 1 and 4 (ESV) In private: Psalms 117–118; Daniel 9 Psalms 117–118 (Listen) The Lord's Faithfulness Endures Forever 117 Praise the LORD, all nations! Extol him, all peoples!2 For great is his steadfast love toward us, and the faithfulness of the LORD endures forever. Praise the LORD! His Steadfast Love Endures Forever 118 Oh give thanks to the LORD, for he is good; for his steadfast love endures forever! 2 Let Israel say, “His steadfast love endures forever.”3 Let the house of Aaron say, “His steadfast love endures forever.”4 Let those who fear the LORD say, “His steadfast love endures forever.” 5 Out of my distress I called on the LORD; the LORD answered me and set me free.6 The LORD is on my side; I will not fear. What can man do to me?7 The LORD is on my side as my helper; I shall look in triumph on those who hate me. 8 It is better to take refuge in the LORD than to trust in man.9 It is better to take refuge in the LORD than to trust in princes. 10 All nations surrounded me; in the name of the LORD I cut them off!11 They surrounded me, surrounded me on every side; in the name of the LORD I cut them off!12 They surrounded me like bees; they went out like a fire among thorns; in the name of the LORD I cut them off!13 I was pushed hard,1 so that I was falling, but the LORD helped me. 14 The LORD is my strength and my song; he has become my salvation.15 Glad songs of salvation are in the tents of the righteous: “The right hand of the LORD does valiantly,16 the right hand of the LORD exalts, the right hand of the LORD does valiantly!” 17 I shall not die, but I shall live, and recount the deeds of the LORD.18 The LORD has disciplined me severely, but he has not given me over to death. 19 Open to me the gates of righteousness, that I may enter through them and give thanks to the LORD.20 This is the gate of the LORD; the righteous shall enter through it.21 I thank you that you have answered me and have become my salvation.22 The stone that the builders rejected has become the cornerstone.223 This is the LORD's doing; it is marvelous in our eyes.24 This is the day that the LORD has made; let us rejoice and be glad in it. 25 Save us, we pray, O LORD! O LORD, we pray, give us success! 26 Blessed is he who comes in the name of the LORD! We bless you from the house of the LORD.27 The LORD is God, and he has made his light to shine upon us. Bind the festal sacrifice with cords, up to the horns of the altar! 28 You are my God, and I will give thanks to you; you are my God; I will extol you.29 Oh give thanks to the LORD, for he is good; for his steadfast love endures forever! Footnotes  118:13 Hebrew You (that is, the enemy) pushed me hard  118:22 Hebrew the head of the corner (ESV) Daniel 9 (Listen) Daniel's Prayer for His People 9 In the first year of Darius the son of Ahasuerus, by descent a Mede, who was made king over the realm of the Chaldeans—2 in the first year of his reign, I, Daniel, perceived in the books the number of years that, according to the word of the LORD to Jeremiah the prophet, must pass before the end of the desolations of Jerusalem, namely, seventy years. 3 Then I turned my face to the Lord God, seeking him by prayer and pleas for mercy with fasting and sackcloth and ashes. 4 I prayed to the LORD my God and made confession, saying, “O Lord, the great and awesome God, who keeps covenant and steadfast love with those who love him and keep his commandments, 5 we have sinned and done wrong and acted wickedly and rebelled, turning aside from your commandments and rules. 6 We have not listened to your servants the prophets, who spoke in your name to our kings, our princes, and our fathers, and to all the people of the land. 7 To you, O Lord, belongs righteousness, but to us open shame, as at this day, to the men of Judah, to the inhabitants of Jerusalem, and to all Israel, those who are near and those who are far away, in all the lands to which you have driven them, because of the treachery that they have committed against you. 8 To us, O LORD, belongs open shame, to our kings, to our princes, and to our fathers, because we have sinned against you. 9 To the Lord our God belong mercy and forgiveness, for we have rebelled against him 10 and have not obeyed the voice of the LORD our God by walking in his laws, which he set before us by his servants the prophets. 11 All Israel has transgressed your law and turned aside, refusing to obey your voice. And the curse and oath that are written in the Law of Moses the servant of God have been poured out upon us, because we have sinned against him. 12 He has confirmed his words, which he spoke against us and against our rulers who ruled us,1 by bringing upon us a great calamity. For under the whole heaven there has not been done anything like what has been done against Jerusalem. 13 As it is written in the Law of Moses, all this calamity has come upon us; yet we have not entreated the favor of the LORD our God, turning from our iniquities and gaining insight by your truth. 14 Therefore the LORD has kept ready the calamity and has brought it upon us, for the LORD our God is righteous in all the works that he has done, and we have not obeyed his voice. 15 And now, O Lord our God, who brought your people out of the land of Egypt with a mighty hand, and have made a name for yourself, as at this day, we have sinned, we have done wickedly. 16 “O Lord, according to all your righteous acts, let your anger and your wrath turn away from your city Jerusalem, your holy hill, because for our sins, and for the iniquities of our fathers, Jerusalem and your people have become a byword among all who are around us. 17 Now therefore, O our God, listen to the prayer of your servant and to his pleas for mercy, and for your own sake, O Lord,2 make your face to shine upon your sanctuary, which is desolate. 18 O my God, incline your ear and hear. Open your eyes and see our desolations, and the city that is called by your name. For we do not present our pleas before you because of our righteousness, but because of your great mercy. 19 O Lord, hear; O Lord, forgive. O Lord, pay attention and act. Delay not, for your own sake, O my God, because your city and your people are called by your name.” Gabriel Brings an Answer 20 While I was speaking and praying, confessing my sin and the sin of my people Israel, and presenting my plea before the LORD my God for the holy hill of my God, 21 while I was speaking in prayer, the man Gabriel, whom I had seen in the vision at the first, came to me in swift flight at the time of the evening sacrifice. 22 He made me understand, speaking with me and saying, “O Daniel, I have now come out to give you insight and understanding. 23 At the beginning of your pleas for mercy a word went out, and I have come to tell it to you, for you are greatly loved. Therefore consider the word and understand the vision. The Seventy Weeks 24 “Seventy weeks3 are decreed about your people and your holy city, to finish the transgression, to put an end to sin, and to atone for iniquity, to bring in everlasting righteousness, to seal both vision and prophet, and to anoint a most holy place.4 25 Know therefore and understand that from the going out of the word to restore and build Jerusalem to the coming of an anointed one, a prince, there shall be seven weeks. Then for sixty-two weeks it shall be built again5 with squares and moat, but in a troubled time. 26 And after the sixty-two weeks, an anointed one shall be cut off and shall have nothing. And the people of the prince who is to come shall destroy the city and the sanctuary. Its6 end shall come with a flood, and to the end there shall be war. Desolations are decreed. 27 And he shall make a strong covenant with many for one week,7 and for half of the week he shall put an end to sacrifice and offering. And on the wing of abominations shall come one who makes desolate, until the decreed end is poured out on the desolator.” Footnotes  9:12 Or our judges who judged us  9:17 Hebrew for the Lord's sake  9:24 Or sevens; also twice in verse 25 and once in verse 26  9:24 Or thing, or one  9:25 Or there shall be seven weeks and sixty-two weeks. It shall be built again  9:26 Or His  9:27 Or seven; twice in this verse (ESV)
Working for the Church is nothing new for newly set apart President of Seventy, Joelle White, who comes from a distinguished line of retired church appointees. And, rather than going the way of some “preacher's kids,” Joelle has found herself immersed in Christ's Mission. Her passion for and understanding of the Worth of All Persons brought her to the intersection of her collegiate studies and a career as a full-time minister. Join host, Robin Linkhart in this new category of podcasts we're calling “Nice to Matcha,” as she sits down to hear about Joelle's path to her current role in the Church. Find more from Joelle White in these podcasts: Episode 236 | What's Brewing | Joelle White – Ministry in Utah Episode 366 | Steamers and Sodas | Online Kids Camp in Utah Episode 505 | What's Brewing | Washington D.C. Extra Shots Episode 68 | Common Grounds | Sacred Space | Thoughts for Children Download TranscriptThanks for listening to Project Zion Podcast!Follow us on Facebook and Instagram!Intro and Outro music used with permission: “For Everyone Born,” Community of Christ Sings #285. Music © 2006 Brian Mann, admin. General Board of Global Ministries t/a GBGMusik, 458 Ponce de Leon Avenue, Atlanta, GA 30308. firstname.lastname@example.org “The Trees of the Field,” Community of Christ Sings # 645, Music © 1975 Stuart Dauerman, Lillenas Publishing Company (admin. Music Services). All music for this episode was performed by Dr. Jan Kraybill, and produced by Chad Godfrey. NOTE: The series that make up the Project Zion Podcast explore the unique spiritual and theological gifts Community of Christ offers for today's world. Although Project Zion Podcast is a Ministry of Community of Christ. The views and opinions expressed in this episode are those speaking and do not necessarily reflect the official policy or position of Community of Christ.
He was a physician from Antioch, a disciple and traveling-companion of the Apostle Paul, who refers to him as the 'beloved physician.' He wrote not only his Gospel but the Acts of the Apostles, dedicating both to Theophilus, who according to one tradition was the Governor of Achaia, a convert. Much of the Acts of the Apostles is written in the first person, describing his own travels with the St Paul. He lived to an old age and died in Achaia, possibly in Patras. Most ancient authors say that he died as a Martyr. Church traditions about St Luke are somewhat contradictory. According to many, he was one of the Seventy and thus an eye-witness to Christ's ministry on earth. (He is usually considered to be the companion of St Cleopas on the Road to Emmaus). According to others, he never met Christ himself but was converted by the preaching of the Apostle Paul. Church tradition holds that St Luke was the first iconographer, and painted an image of the Most Holy Theotokos from life. He is considered the patron of iconographers. Several icons attributed to St Luke himself are still in existence.