This bold rap artist was born to Baby Insane Block Compton Crip parents in Long Beach California, USA. Kevin and Edna move their family to Arlington, Texas after Kevin is released from prison. They wanted a better environment for their kids than gang banging. He attends Martin High School all the way thru the 9th grade before he drops out. He started his rap career as part of the Daytona Boys, They release their raps on SoundCloud on December 25th, 2014. Unfortunately at this time, the Daytona Boys couldn't fill a backyard party. He gains fame and notoriety for his song, "the Race" which he recorded while on the run from US Marshals.. After cutting off his ankle monitor and breaking his house arrest, this rapper releases the video for his song on YouTube while on the lamb. The Race peaks at 44 on the Billboard Hot 100. While on the run, he shoots and kills a guy outside a Chic-Filet in San Antonio, Texas. Shortly after, He attacks a 65-year-old, knocking him unconscious in Arlington, Texas. Keep in mind this young man was born in the year 2000! Listen to all the crimes this kid commits before he's even a legal adult. Hear about the money and the music he makes while behind bars. Tune in to the troubling tale of Tay-K47. Leave an Anonymous SpeakPipe Voice Msg: www.crimeinmusic.com Tweet Us: www.twitter.com/crimeinmusic Gram: www.instagram.com/crimeinusic FaceBook: www.facebook.com/crimeinmusic Proud member of the Pantheon Podcasts Network Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Marni speaks with professional storyteller, World-class Producer, and Founder and CEO of The Support System, Sheri Salata during this episode of the Life Check Yourself podcast. In her past life, she was the Executive Producer of the Oprah show and President of Harpo Studios. Sheri shares the keys to manifesting the life of your dreams and how to call in what is next for you from her memoir, The Beautiful No: And Other Tales of Trial, Transcendence, and Transformation. Key takeaways from this episode: Grieving disappointment Soothing the over-busy mind Tuning into the divine feminine Following spirit to discover your true purpose How-to Free Yourself [3:22] For 20-years, Sheri ran one of the most beloved brands in the world, Oprah. When the gig ended she had to strip away her identity to transform into an entrepreneur. Describing the process, Sheri says, when the thing that has defined you changes you have to decide who you are without it. It was her middle-of-life-reckoning. Being someone else's mother, right-hand-gal, wife, etc. is not enough. Women need to sit with themselves to discover who they want to be. It will summon you. We can all get caught up in falling apart in our own way. But our soul speaks to us. We just need to pay attention. To go to the next level of reckoning, Sheri placed her hands on her heart, spoke to herself in her most tender voice, and said ‘no matter what you find it will be ok'. Most women have no idea what kind of rut they are in, but when you turn on the lights the freedom starts to shine in. A Beautiful No [15:57] In Sheri's book, The Beautiful No: And Other Tales of Trial, Transcendence and Transformation she describes how all the no's she received in her life led her to the moment when the universe conspired with her. If you can convince yourself that every rejection, every betrayal, and every no you have received is pushing you in a different direction you become open to the greatness you deserve. Sheri shares an example of when she got a 'no' on a job she really wanted. Shortly after, she got a call from the Oprah show. Look back at your life and find your beautiful no's and then put your hands on your heart and be curious when something doesn't turn out the way you wanted. Accept what happens in life then tune into your spiritual self and await the next surprise. Two hacks that make it easier to accept the no's you receive: There is a grief you must allow between what you hope for and what has happened. Meditation helps. Start a breathing and mantra practice. Following Your Spirit to Find Your Purpose [26:04] Sheri reminds us that there is no such thing as work/life balance because the concept of balance is basically to tip over and come back to center. Eliminate the words in your life that are not in your favor such as have to and no choice. Start listening to signals that confirm you are on your divine path in your work and finding your purpose. Sheri says she had no idea she was going to do everything she does today that drives revenue one year ago. And, to top it off, she loves everything she does. Her life is lining up as it is supposed to because she is following her spirit. Set yourself free in your own mind about what is possible for yourself. Stir your dream pot and tune into your divine feminine. Make a Connection: Visit Our Website Join Our Dating Den Facebook Community Here! Learn how to attract your perfect equal...watch our latest training here! Interested in working with us? Book a Breakthrough session at DWDVIP Get a Free Coaching Session with Marni on Our Podcast - Sign up Here to Be a Guest On Our Show Download a Complimentary Copy of our Book - How to Find a Quality Guy Without Going on 200 Dates Sheri's 5-Day Design Your Life Challenge
The Bebop Beat podcast is back for Season 2! We're kicking it off with a recording of our first LIVE show. Shortly after Netflix's Cowboy Bebop premiered, we recorded our reactions with other fans on Discord. Please pay the howdy toll, then listen to our discussion on the live action performances, themes, and soundtrack.
Chris Chats with an array of gangbang enthusiasts including porn performer and filmmaker Jamie Wolf and a female listener who had a spontaneous 15-man gangbang at Hawks PDX after hearing about their bi nights from episode 39 of this show. Other guests include a 66-year-old swinger who is having the best orgasms of his life, a female gangbang enthusiast with the goal of “playing” with someone from every country on Earth, and a bisexual crossdresser who has experienced gangbangs as a giver as well as a receiver. Check out all of Jamie Wolf's links here. For more Moneek Listen to the episode of Kinky Cocktail Hour mentioned on the show. And visit The Center for Sex Positive Culture the next time you are in Seattle. Shortly after this episode was completed Jamie Wolf clarified that he is okay going raw during a gangbang if and only if all other participants can provide proof of recent STI testing. In a previous episode Chris teased Debbie's upcoming appearance and said that her bathhouse romp featured 10 men instead of 15. Our sincerest apologies go out to Debbie, her family, and the fine people of Portland. Support the show through our Amazon Wishlist, Paypal via the Donate icon at sexwithstrangersshow.com or Venmo Chris @chris-sowa-2. You can also support the show by purchasing sex toys at kinkortoys.com Use promo code SWS for 20% off! Always feel free to email Chris about anything at email@example.com. You can also tweet at him: twitter.com/sexwithchris. Find him on Snapchat: ChrisSowa. Instagram: chrisinamerica and Fetlife: Chris Sowa. Visit sexwithstrangersshow.com if the links in these show notes are not compatible with your podcast platform. Thanks for listening!
A profitable HVAC company decided to explore selling their business because COVID had escalated valuations in the HVAC sector since more people were staying home and needed more heating and air services. Shortly after deciding to sell, a Private Equity Group approached the company and began their acquisition and due diligence. Financial buyers like a […] The post How To Sell Your Company For Less Money But End Up Putting More Cash In Your Pocket appeared first on Business Exit Stories.
Listen in as Lisa Romano shares how she found an off-market property with NO money towards marketing and THEN had the seller finance the deal! BOOM! Lisa Romano is a real estate investor, realtor, coach, and mentor. Lisa is a native of Connecticut and a graduate of the University of Connecticut. Prior to starting her real estate career, Lisa has had a very successful career where she developed and marketed financial services software for major international corporations, holding various executive management positions at global companies. Lisa found her love for real estate when building her own home and further solidified it after buying and renovating a beach home. Shortly after, she put her business skills to use and teamed up with her daughter to create a real estate redevelopment company dedicated to relieving people of their real estate problems while helping the communities they live in. For the past several years, she has worn multiple real estate-related hats including Realtor and Investor, focusing on flipping properties and building rental real estate portfolios. Lisa has 8 different rental properties in 3 states and continually looks to add more properties. Lisa is part of a large network of brokers, investors, and managers. Lisa has come full circle as she has received Mastery level education with the nation's top real estate education company and now provides the similar coaching & mentorship for new investors.
On December 5, 2013, Ronnie Smith was shot and killed in the Libyan city of Benghazi. In this second half of our interview with Anita Smith, Ronnie's widow, she talks about the legacy her husband left and the faith she continues to exercise in raising their son without his earthly father around. Shortly after Ronnie's death, Anita spoke in media interviews about her love for the Libyan people and about forgiving her husband's murderers—including interviews in Arabic with Middle East broadcasters. Anita will share some of the things she wants their son to know about his earthly father, and ways God has encouraged and sustained her in the eight years since Ronnie's murder. She'll also talk about how the testimonies of other Christians facing persecution and hardship encouraged her faith. If you missed the first half of the conversation with Anita, listen here. Never miss an episode of VOM Radio! Subscribe to the podcast.
I recorded my second conversation with my mom about my childhood and before during the pandemic, in the spring of 2020. Shortly after recording our first conversation, which covered race, George Floyd was murdered. You know the rest. I knew we had spent years as white minorities in India and in a black neighborhood in Philadelphia, at least part time.I was curious to learn more of the time she would have remembered better. In this episode we talk about being redlined, being the victim of race-based violence and objectifying, as well as the access to opportunity to resources for our skin color. Also friends who narrowly escaped Hitler, why my mom converted from Lutheran to Judaism, and bringing classes of her black students from Chicago in the 1960s to where she grew up in South Dakota, where the students declared the Native Americans had it worse.I've never understood the world people describe me coming from. I'm curious to hear the white experience from suburbs, never having lived as a minority, little crime or violence, never mugged, or whatever it's like. I presume it's no easier for them than anyone else, but it's foreign to me. I think if I learned it, I'd understand what people see in me.Anyway, my mom took a long time to agree to post this episode. I'm not sure her reasons, but I think America has so polarized talking about race that non-partisan mainstream people fear the consequences from those who benefit from polarizing from even simply sharing their personal experiences. I hope this episode helps defuse. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
This week we wrap up our three-part series on adoption with Brittany Whatley's story of choosing and persevering. Her journey started smoothly and appeared to be anointed. Shortly after bringing her daughter home, everything started to fall apart. Join us as Brittany shares hope and freedom from shame.
An artist's wax figurine of the devil is stolen from his workshop. Shortly thereafter, a mysterious hooded faceless man appears who wants a wax face mask. A mask in the artist's image. Commentary after the episode on the legend of Bloody Mary. Plus, actors Joan Banks and Martin Gabel.
Listen In: This Episode is the essential weight loss guide for SuccessHappy Holiday's (Thanksgiving 2021) This Episode is all about giving a little about your host today. Your Host Debbie Smith Torrence of The Auspicious Wellness Platform where we live , breath, eat and sleep natural wellness. Debbie Smith Torrence is the CEO and Founder of Auspicious Wellness Certified as a State, City, and Government Certified Supplier of Medical Supplies, Supplements, Micronutrients, and Executive Coaching as an accredited certified Life and Health Coach. Debbie is responsible for the professionally formulated formulation of micronutrient wellness products. THE JOURNEY After spending time in the ICU several times with an autoimmune disease, her adventure began with natural wellness nutrients for immune support. After researching she stumbled upon the science of epigenetics and began the process of part of her health regimen, leading to the Remission of Graves' Disease. Exploring deeper into the science she started her two-year journey to become an accredited life and health coach to understand plant-based nutrition of flavonoids to support immune health, which lead her to the science of cannabinoid molecules. This lead Debbie Smith down the road to product formulation and professional distribution business model in CBD products. With Co-Host Steve Wiltshire of The Body Temple. Steve Q. Wiltshire has made fitness, health & mindset a priority for 3 decades! Shortly after winning the Mr. Oregon Body Building contest, Steve developed an autoimmune disease that originated from a serious gutcomplication that almost ruined his health. Most everything Steve learned from experts and harsh chemicals in supplements compromised his gut health. 18 months after being diagnosed, Steve healed himself by following the philosophy and wellness practicestaught by the Hypocrites Clinic in Southern Florida. Through Steve's journey, he has developed a process that has led him to assisting thousands of people how toreclaim their health & power! Steve is a Keynote Speaker, Author and Mindset Coach and the founder of Body Temple Health & Wellness.Today Steve and I want to pour into you, we want to give you the springboard for wellness, and we could not have thought of a better time than now to make the lifestyle change of wellness with habit change and knowledge. Our gift to you today is the mindset for health and wellness remember every thing we do is cause and effect and todays episode is our gift to you in a bundle walking the walk and talking the talk. I just lost a tremendous amount of weight in 3 weeks, and we will get into in the showYour Resources From Today's ShowJoin The Auspicious Wellness Newsletter Platform Debbie Smith Torrence Energy Formulation For Energy Order Here Steve Wiltshire Complimentary 15 Day Kickstart Gut Detox Plan Support the show (https://www.patreon.com/Auspicious1)
UNC Hoops Talk Podcast #219 Back to the old days of me flying solo on the podcast! Shortly after the Tar Heels take down UNC Asheville I pod and cover that game, but more so the lackluster weekend that UNC Hoops had. Going 0-2 against #6 Purdue and #17 Tennessee, Carolina looked like it had lots of issues to iron out, are they fixable? Where do we go from here? Plus UNC has Michigan coming to town for the ACC/B1G Challenge next week before opening ACC play on the road with Georgia Tech! I will look at those games a little as well. As always, thanks for listening and Go Heels! Make sure to support the podcast: Subscribe on Apple Podcasts: TuneIn: Subscribe on Stitcher: Subscribe on YouTube: Support the Pod: (Also available on Google Podcasts, Amazon Music, Spotify, iHeartRadio or anywhere podcasts are) And connect with me: Email: Twitter/IG: @AllTarHeelDan Blog: Until Next Time, Go Heels!
Breaking free from a toxic marriage takes courage and it takes even more strength and courage to rise up for yourself, after leaving the marriage. But the results? Complete transformation of soul and self. Aside from being a mother of three, Emily Moynes is also an accomplished business owner, podcaster and published author. Shortly after her second divorce, Emily embarked on a transformative journey that lead her to embrace her authentic self and re-build a ‘kick-ass life' after leaving an abusive marriage. She has since penned her first book, Rising Up, started a Staging/ interior decoration business, Elite Staging House and hosts a Podcast, GET REAL with Mama Moynes. She is a huge proponent of women supporting women and devotes her podcast and social media platform towards inspiring, encouraging, motivating and empowering women. She continues to be a voice for the voiceless and professes to like animals more than humans. Catch today's episode of Happy Even After to hear Emily's wisdom. Guest Info: IG: https://www.instagram.com/emilymoynes/
In this episode of the Brawn Body Podcast, Dan is joined by Steve Q. Wiltshire to discuss his personal health journey, optimizing gut health, how the body has the natural ability to heal, and so much more! Steve Q. Wiltshire has made fitness, health & mindset a priority for 3 decades! Shortly after winning the Mr. Oregon Body Building Competition, Steve developed an autoimmune disease that originated from a serious gut complication that almost ruined his health. Steve learned almost everything he knows from experts, and concluded that harsh chemicals in supplements compromised his gut health. 18 months after being diagnosed, Steve healed himself by following the philosophy and wellness practices taught by the Hypocrites Clinic in Southern Florida. Through Steve's journey, he has developed a process that has led him to assisting thousands of people how to reclaim their health & power! Steve is a Keynote Speaker, Author and Mindset Coach and the founder of Body Temple Health & Wellness. For more on body temple, you can visit www.bodytemplellc.com During our interview, Steve generously shares his exact process on his detox process that restored his health and his complimentary ‘15 Day Kickstart Gut Detox Plan!' You can access this free gift here: https://bodytemplellc.com/kickstart/ To keep up to date with everything we are currently doing on the podcast, be sure to subscribe and follow @brawnbody on social media! This episode is brought to you by CTM band recovery products - the EXACT soft tissue recovery technology used by Dan. CTM Band was founded by Dr. Kyle Bowling, a sports medicine practitioner who treats professional athletes (and was a guest on the Brawn Body Podcast!). You can check out their website here: https://ctm.band/collections/ctm-band ... while you're there, be sure to use the coupon code "BRAWN10" for 10% off! Make sure you SHARE this episode with a friend who could benefit from the information we shared! --- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast. https://anchor.fm/app --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/daniel-braun/message Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/daniel-braun/support
Popular antioxidant linked to pain relief University of Naples (Italy), November 22, 2021 People with pain of unknown causes who took alpha-lipoic acid (ALA) experienced less pain than a placebo group, a double-blind study in Biomedicine & Pharmacotherapy revealed.1 This most recent trial enrolled 210 nondiabetic men and women with mild or moderate joint pain, neuropathic pain or muscle pain of unknown cause. Participants received 800 mg or 400 mg ALA per day or a daily placebo. The results? People who received ALA had a significant improvement in their pain after two months of intake, while the placebo group didn't report a difference. ALA was similarly effective for all sources of pain considered. It was also shown to be safe and well-tolerated. (NEXT) Mental Qigong can be just as rewarding as its physical cousin In recent decades modern scientific techniques have fully documented the health benefits of the ancient meditation technique of Qigong. One example of physical Qigong is the technique Wu Qin Xi (five animals play), in which participants sequentially move through poses that represent the form of different animals, holding each pose for several minutes. During each phase individuals seek to regulate their breathing and still their minds. Although this is a challenging endeavor the benefits are significant. Effective Qigong practice can reduce feelings of depression and anxiety, decrease blood pressure and increase feelings of relaxation and attention. This raises the question: do the effects of these two types of Qigong manifest themselves the same in the brain, or differently? This is what the University of Mainz, wanted to find out. (NEXT) Study links stress to Crohn's disease flare-ups McMaster University (Ontario), November 20, 2021 A possible link between psychological stress and Crohn's disease flare-ups has been identified by a McMaster University-led study. Researchers using mouse models found that stress hormones suppressed the innate immune system that normally protects the gut from invasive Enterobacteriaceae, a group of bacteria including E. coli which has been linked to Crohn's disease. (NEXT) Meta-analysis finds benefits for dietary supplements among breast cancer patients Hallym University (South Korea), November 19 2021 A meta-analysis published in Cancers found associations between improved breast cancer prognosis and the intake of multivitamins and other nutrients. The meta-analysis included 63 studies that evaluated the association between dietary factors and breast cancer recurrence, breast cancer mortality and/or mortality from any cause during the studies' follow- up periods among a total of 120,167 breast cancer patients. (NEXT) Physical activity may improve Alzheimer's disease outcomes by lowering brain inflammation University of California at San Francisco, November 22, 2021 No one will disagree that an active lifestyle is good for you, but it remains unclear how physical activity improves brain health, particularly in Alzheimer's disease. The benefits may come about through decreased immune cell activation, according to new research published in JNeurosci. (NEXT) Aspirin is linked with increased risk of heart failure University of Freiburg (Germany), November 23, 2021 Aspirin use is associated with a 26% raised risk of heart failure in people with at least one predisposing factor for the condition. That's the finding of a study published today in a journal of the European Society of Cardiology (ESC). This is the first study to report that among individuals with at least one risk factor for heart failure, those taking aspirin were more likely to subsequently develop the condition than those not using the medication. (OTHER NEWS NEXT) Plant-derived antiviral drug is effective in blocking highly infectious SARS-CoV-2 Delta variant, say scientists University of Nottingham, November 22, 2021 A plant-based antiviral treatment for Covid-19, recently discovered by scientists at the University of Nottingham, has been found to be just as effective at treating all variants of the virus SARS-CoV-2, even the highly infectious Delta variant. The study showed that a novel natural antiviral drug called thapsigargin (TG), recently discovered by the same group of scientists to block other viruses, including the original SARS-CoV-2, was just as effective at treating all of the newer SARS-CoV-2 variants, including the Delta variant. In their previous studies* the team showed that the plant-derived antiviral, at small doses, triggers a highly effective broad-spectrum host-centred antiviral innate immune response against three major types of human respiratory viruses, including SARS-CoV-2. “Together, these results point to the antiviral potential of TG as a post-exposure prophylactic and an active therapeutic agent.” (NEXT) In Memory of JFK: The First U.S. President to be Declared a Terrorist and Threat to National Security (entire article is here) By Cynthia Chung, The Saker Blog, November 22, 2021 In April 1954, Kennedy stood up on the Senate floor to challenge the Eisenhower Administration's support for the doomed French imperial war in Vietnam, foreseeing that this would not be a short-lived war. In July 1957, Kennedy once more took a strong stand against French colonialism, this time France's bloody war against Algeria's independence movement, which again found the Eisenhower Administration on the wrong side of history. Rising on the Senate floor, two days before America's own Independence Day, Kennedy declared: “The most powerful single force in the world today is neither communism nor capitalism, neither the H-bomb nor the guided missile – it is man's eternal desire to be free and independent. The great enemy of that tremendous force of freedom is called, for want of a more precise term, imperialism – and today that means Soviet imperialism and, whether we like it or not, and though they are not to be equated, Western imperialism. Thus, the single most important test of American foreign policy today is how we meet the challenge of imperialism, what we do to further man's desire to be free. On this test more than any other, this nation shall be critically judged by the uncommitted millions in Asia and Africa, and anxiously watched by the still hopeful lovers of freedom behind the Iron Curtain. If we fail to meet the challenge of either Soviet or Western imperialism, then no amount of foreign aid, no aggrandizement of armaments, no new pacts or doctrines or high-level conferences can prevent further setbacks to our course and to our security.” In September 1960, the annual United Nations General Assembly was held in New York. Fidel Castro and a fifty-member delegation were among the attendees and had made a splash in the headlines when he decided to stay at the Hotel Theresa in Harlem after the midtown Shelburne Hotel demanded a $20,000 security deposit. He made an even bigger splash in the headlines when he made a speech at this hotel, discussing the issue of equality in the United States while in Harlem, one of the poorest boroughs in the country. Kennedy would visit this very same hotel a short while later, and also made a speech: “Behind the fact of Castro coming to this hotel, [and] Khrushchev…there is another great traveler in the world, and that is the travel of a world revolution, a world in turmoil…We should be glad [that Castro and Khrushchev] came to the United States. We should not fear the twentieth century, for the worldwide revolution which we see all around us is part of the original American Revolution.” What did Kennedy mean by this? The American Revolution was fought for freedom, freedom from the rule of monarchy and imperialism in favour of national sovereignty. What Kennedy was stating, was that this was the very oppression that the rest of the world wished to shake the yoke off, and that the United States had an opportunity to be a leader in the cause for the independence of all nations. On June 30th, 1960, marking the independence of the Republic of Congo from the colonial rule of Belgium, Patrice Lumumba, the first Congolese Prime Minister gave a speech that has become famous for its outspoken criticism of colonialism. Lumumba spoke of his people's struggle against “the humiliating bondage that was forced upon us… [years that were] filled with tears, fire and blood,” and concluded vowing “We shall show the world what the black man can do when working in liberty, and we shall make the Congo the pride of Africa.” Shortly after, Lumumba also made clear, “We want no part of the Cold War… We want Africa to remain African with a policy of neutralism.” As a result, Lumumba was labeled a communist for his refusal to be a Cold War satellite for the western sphere. Rather, Lumumba was part of the Pan-African movement that was led by Ghanaian President Kwame Nkrumah(who later Kennedy would also work with), which sought national sovereignty and an end to colonialism in Africa. Lumumba “would remain a grave danger,” Dulles said at an NSC meeting on September 21, 1960, “as long as he was not yet disposed of.” Three days later, Dulles made it clear that he wanted Lumumba permanently removed, cabling the CIA's Leopoldville station, “We wish give [sic] every possible support in eliminating Lumumba from any possibility resuming governmental position.” Lumumba was assassinated on Jan. 17th, 1961, just three days before Kennedy's inauguration, during the fog of the transition period between presidents, when the CIA is most free to tie its loose ends, confident that they will not be reprimanded by a new administration that wants to avoid scandal on its first days in office. Kennedy, who clearly meant to put a stop to the Murder Inc. that Dulles had created and was running, would declare to the world in his inaugural address on Jan. 20th, 1961, “The torch has been passed to a new generation of Americans.” La Resistance Along with inheriting the responsibility of the welfare of the country and its people, Kennedy was to also inherit a secret war with communist Cuba run by the CIA. The Bay of Pigs set-up would occur three months later. Prouty compares the Bay of Pigs incident to that of the Crusade for Peace; the Bay of Pigs being orchestrated by the CIA, and the Crusade for Peace sabotaged by the CIA, in both cases to ruin the U.S. president's (Eisenhower and Kennedy) ability to form a peaceful dialogue with Khrushchev and decrease Cold War tensions. Both presidents' took onus for the events respectively, despite the responsibility resting with the CIA. However, Eisenhower and Kennedy understood, if they did not take onus, it would be a public declaration that they did not have any control over their government agencies and military. Further, the Bay of Pigs operation was in fact meant to fail. It was meant to stir up a public outcry for a direct military invasion of Cuba. On public record is a meeting (or more aptly described as an intervention) with CIA Deputy Director for Plans Richard Bissell, Joint Chiefs Chairman Lyman Lemnitzer, and Navy Chief Admiral Burke basically trying to strong-arm President Kennedy into approving a direct military attack on Cuba. Admiral Burke had already taken the liberty of positioning two battalions of Marines on Navy destroyers off the coast of Cuba “anticipating that U.S. forces might be ordered into Cuba to salvage a botched invasion.” (This incident is what inspired the Frankenheimer movie “Seven Days in May.”) Kennedy stood his ground. “They were sure I'd give in to them,” Kennedy later told Special Assistant to the President Dave Powers. “They couldn't believe that a new president like me wouldn't panic and try to save his own face. Well they had me figured all wrong.” Incredibly, not only did the young president stand his ground against the Washington war hawks just three months into his presidential term, but he also launched the Cuba Study Group which found the CIA to be responsible for the fiasco, leading to the humiliating forced resignation of Allen Dulles, Richard Bissell and Charles Cabell. (For more on this refer to my report.) Unfortunately, it would not be that easy to dethrone Dulles, who continued to act as head of the CIA, and key members of the intelligence community such as Helms and Angleton regularly bypassed McCone (the new CIA Director) and briefed Dulles directly. But Kennedy was also serious about seeing it through all the way, and vowed to “splinter the CIA into a thousand pieces and scatter it to the winds.” * * * There is another rather significant incident that had occurred just days after the Bay of Pigs, and which has largely been overshadowed by the Cuban fiasco in the United States. From April 21-26th, 1961, the Algiers putsch or Generals' putsch, was a failed coup d'état intended to force President de Gaulle (1959-1969) not to abandon the colonial French Algeria. The organisers of the putsch were opposed to the secret negotiations that French Prime Minister Michel Debré had started with the anti-colonial National Liberation Front (FLN). On January 26th, 1961, just three months before the attempted coup d'état, Dulles sent a report to Kennedy on the French situation that seemed to be hinting that de Gaulle would no longer be around, “A pre-revolutionary atmosphere reigns in France… The Army and the Air Force are staunchly opposed to de Gaulle…At least 80 percent of the officers are violently against him. They haven't forgotten that in 1958, he had given his word of honor that he would never abandon Algeria. He is now reneging on his promise, and they hate him for that. de Gaulle surely won't last if he tries to let go of Algeria. Everything will probably be over for him by the end of the year—he will be either deposed or assassinated.” The attempted coup was led by Maurice Challe, whom de Gaulle had reason to conclude was working with the support of U.S. intelligence, and Élysée officials began spreading this word to the press, which reported the CIA as a “reactionary state-within-a-state” that operated outside of Kennedy's control. Shortly before Challe's resignation from the French military, he had served as NATO commander in chief and had developed close relations with a number of high-ranking U.S. officers stationed in the military alliance's Fontainebleau headquarters. In August 1962 the OAS (Secret Army Organization) made an assassination attempt against de Gaulle, believing he had betrayed France by giving up Algeria to Algerian nationalists. This would be the most notorious assassination attempt on de Gaulle (who would remarkably survive over thirty assassination attempts while President of France) when a dozen OAS snipers opened fire on the president's car, which managed to escape the ambush despite all four tires being shot out. After the failed coup d'état, de Gaulle launched a purge of his security forces and ousted General Paul Grossin, the chief of SDECE (the French secret service). Grossin was closely aligned with the CIA, and had told Frank Wisner over lunch that the return of de Gaulle to power was equivalent to the Communists taking over in Paris. In 1967, after a five-year enquête by the French Intelligence Bureau, it released its findings concerning the 1962 assassination attempt on de Gaulle. The report found that the 1962 assassination plot could be traced back to the NATO Brussels headquarters, and the remnants of the old Nazi intelligence apparatus. The report also found that Permindex had transferred $200,000 into an OAS bank account to finance the project. As a result of the de Gaulle exposé, Permindex was forced to shut down its public operations in Western Europe and relocated its headquarters from Bern, Switzerland to Johannesburg, South Africa, it also had/has a base in Montreal, Canada where its founder Maj. Gen. Louis M. Bloomfield (former OSS) proudly had his name amongst its board members until the damning de Gaulle report. The relevance of this to Kennedy will be discussed shortly. As a result of the SDECE's ongoing investigation, de Gaulle made a vehement denunciation of the Anglo-American violation of the Atlantic Charter, followed by France's withdrawal from the NATO military command in 1966. France would not return to NATO until April 2009 at the Strasbourg-Kehl Summit. In addition to all of this, on Jan. 14th, 1963, de Gaulle declared at a press conference that he had vetoed British entry into the Common Market. This would be the first move towards France and West Germany's formation of the European Monetary System, which excluded Great Britain, likely due to its imperialist tendencies and its infamous sin City of London. Former Secretary of State Dean Acheson telegrammed West German Chancellor Konrad Adenauer directly, appealing to him to try to persuade de Gaulle to back track on the veto, stating “if anyone can affect Gen. de Gaulle's decision, you are surely that person.” Little did Acheson know that Adenauer was just days away from signing the Franco-German Treaty of Jan 22nd, 1963 (also known as the ÉlyséeTreaty), which had enormous implications. Franco-German relations, which had long been dominated by centuries of rivalry, had now agreed that their fates were aligned. (This close relationship was continued to a climactic point in the late 1970s, with the formation of the European Monetary System, and France and West Germany's willingness in 1977 to work with OPEC countries trading oil for nuclear technology, which was sabotaged by the U.S.-Britain alliance. The Élysée Treaty was a clear denunciation of the Anglo-American forceful overseeing that had overtaken Western Europe since the end of WWII. On June 28th, 1961, Kennedy wrote NSAM #55. This document changed the responsibility of defense during the Cold War from the CIA to the Joint Chiefs of Staff and would have (if seen through) drastically changed the course of the war in Vietnam. It would also have effectively removed the CIA from Cold War military operations and limited the CIA to its sole lawful responsibility, the collecting and coordination of intelligence. By Oct 11th, 1963, NSAM #263, closely overseen by Kennedy, was released and outlined a policy decision “to withdraw 1,000 military personnel [from Vietnam] by the end of 1963” and further stated that “It should be possible to withdraw the bulk of U.S. personnel by 1965.” The Armed Forces newspaper Stars and Stripes had the headline U.S. TROOPS SEEN OUT OF VIET BY '65. It would be the final nail in the coffin. Treason in America “Treason doth never prosper; what is the reason? Why, if it prosper, none dare call it treason.” – Sir John Harrington By Germany supporting de Gaulle's exposure of the international assassination ring, his adamant opposition to western imperialism and the role of NATO, and with a young Kennedy building his own resistance against the imperialist war of Vietnam, it was clear that the power elite were in big trouble. On November 22nd, 1963 President Kennedy was brutally murdered in the streets of Dallas, Texas in broad daylight. With the assassination of Ngo Dinh Diem, likely ordained by the CIA, on Nov. 2nd, 1963 and Kennedy just a few weeks later, de facto President Johnson signed NSAM #273 on Nov. 26th, 1963 to begin the reversal of Kennedy's policy under #263. And on March 17th, 1964, Johnson signed NSAM #288 that marked the full escalation of the Vietnam War and involved 2,709,918 Americans directly serving in Vietnam, with 9,087,000 serving with the U.S. Armed Forces during this period. The Vietnam War would continue for another 12 years after Kennedy's death, lasting a total of 20 years for Americans, and 30 years if you count American covert action in Vietnam. Two days before Kennedy's assassination, a hate-Kennedy handbill was circulated in Dallas accusing the president of treasonous activities including being a communist sympathizer. On November 29th, 1963 the Warren Commission was set up to investigate the murder of President Kennedy. The old Congressman Hale Boggs of Louisiana was a member of that Warren Commission. Boggs became increasingly disturbed by the lack of transparency and rigour exhibited by the Commission and became convinced that many of the documents used to incriminate Oswald were in fact forgeries. In 1965 Rep. Boggs told New Orleans District Attorney Jim Garrison that Oswald could not have been the one who killed Kennedy. It was Boggs who encouraged Garrison to begin the only law enforcement prosecution of the President's murder to this day. Nixon was inaugurated as President of the United States on Jan 20th, 1969. Hale Boggs soon after called on Nixon's Attorney General John Mitchell to have the courage to fire J. Edgar Hoover. It wasn't long thereafter that the private airplane carrying Hale Boggs disappeared without a trace. Jim Garrison was the District Attorney of New Orleans from 1962 to 1973 and was the only one to bring forth a trial concerning the assassination of President Kennedy. In Jim Garrison's book “On the Trail of the Assassins”, J. Edgar Hoover comes up several times impeding or shutting down investigations into JFK's murder, in particular concerning the evidence collected by the Dallas Police Department, such as the nitrate test Oswald was given and which exonerated him, proving that he never shot a rifle the day of Nov 22nd, 1963. However, for reasons only known to the government and its investigators this fact was kept secret for 10 months.It was finally revealed in the Warren Commission report, which inexplicably didn't change their opinion that Oswald had shot Kennedy. Another particularly damning incident was concerning the Zapruder film that was in the possession of the FBI and which they had sent a “copy” to the Warren Commission for their investigation. This film was one of the leading pieces of evidence used to support the “magic bullet theory” and showcase the direction of the headshot coming from behind, thus verifying that Oswald's location was adequate for such a shot. During Garrison's trial on the Kennedy assassination (1967-1969) he subpoenaed the Zapruder film that for some peculiar reason had been locked up in some vault owned by Life magazine (the reader should note that Henry Luce the owner of Life magazine was in a very close relationship with the CIA). This was the first time in more than five years that the Zapruder film was made public. It turns out the FBI's copy that was sent to the Warren Commission had two critical frames reversed to create a false impression that the rifle shot was from behind. When Garrison got a hold of the original film it was discovered that the head shot had actually come from the front. In fact, what the whole film showed was that the President had been shot from multiple angles meaning there was more than one gunman. When the FBI was questioned about how these two critical frames could have been reversed, they answered self-satisfactorily that it must have been a technical glitch… There is also the matter of the original autopsy papers being destroyed by the chief autopsy physician, James Humes, to which he even testified to during the Warren Commission, apparently nobody bothered to ask why… This would explain why the Assassination Records Review Board (ARRB), reported in a July 1998 staff report their concern for the number of shortcomings in the original autopsy, that “One of the many tragedies of the assassination of President Kennedy has been the incompleteness of the autopsy record and the suspicion caused by the shroud of secrecy that has surrounded the records that do exist.” [emphasis added] The staff report for the Assassinations Records Review Board contended that brain photographs in the Kennedy records are not of Kennedy's brain and show much less damage than Kennedy sustained. There is a lot of spurious effort to try to ridicule anyone who challenges the Warren Commission's official report as nothing but fringe conspiracy theory. And that we should not find it highly suspect that Allen Dulles, of all people, was a member and pretty much leader of said commission. The reader should keep in mind that much of this frothing opposition stems from the very agency that perpetrated crime after crime on the American people, as well as abroad. When has the CIA ever admitted guilt, unless caught red-handed? Even after the Church committee hearings, when the CIA was found guilty of planning out foreign assassinations, they claimed that they had failed in every single plot or that someone had beaten them to the punch, including in the case of Lumumba. The American people need to realise that the CIA is not a respectable agency; we are not dealing with honorable men. It is a rogue force that believes that the ends justify the means, that they are the hands of the king so to speak, above government and above law. Those at the top such as Allen Dulles were just as adamant as Churchill about protecting the interests of the power elite, or as Churchill termed it, the “High Cabal.” Interestingly, on Dec. 22nd, 1963, just one month after Kennedy's assassination, Harry Truman published a scathing critique of the CIA in The Washington Post, even going so far as to state “There is something about the way the CIA has been functioning that is casting a shadow over our historic position [as a] free and open society, and I feel that we need to correct it.” The timing of such a scathing quote cannot be stressed enough. Dulles, of course, told the public not to be distressed, that Truman was just in entering his twilight years. In addition, Jim Garrison, New Orleans District Attorney at the time, who was charging Clay Shaw as a member of the conspiracy to kill Kennedy, besides uncovering his ties to David Ferrie who was found dead in his apartment days before he was scheduled to testify, also made a case that the New Orleans International Trade Mart (to which Clay Shaw was director), the U.S. subsidiary of Permindex, was linked to Kennedy's murder. Col. Clay Shaw was an OSS officer during WWII, which provides a direct link to his knowing Allen Dulles. Garrison did a remarkable job with the odds he was up against, and for the number of witnesses that turned up dead before the trial… This Permindex link would not look so damning if we did not have the French intelligence SDECE report, but we do. And recall, in that report Permindex was caught transferring $200,000 directly to the bankroll of the OAS which attempted the 1962 assassination on de Gaulle. Thus, Permindex's implication in an international assassination ring is not up for debate. In addition, the CIA was found heavily involved in these assassination attempts against de Gaulle, thus we should not simply dismiss the possibility that Permindex was indeed a CIA front for an international hit crew. In fact, among the strange and murderous characters who converged on Dallas in Nov. 1963 was a notorious French OAS commando named Jean Souetre, who was connected to the plots against President de Gaulle. Souetre was arrested in Dallas after the Kennedy assassination and expelled to Mexico, not even kept for questioning. What Does the Future Hold? After returning from Kennedy's Nov. 24th funeral in Washington, de Gaulle and his information minister Alain Peyrefitte had a candid discussion that was recorded in Peyrefitte's memoire “C'était de Gaulle,” the great General was quoted saying: “What happened to Kennedy is what nearly happened to me… His story is the same as mine. … It looks like a cowboy story, but it's only an OAS [Secret Army Organization] story. The security forces were in cahoots with the extremists. …Security forces are all the same when they do this kind of dirty work. As soon as they succeed in wiping out the false assassin, they declare the justice system no longer need be concerned, that no further public action was needed now that the guilty perpetrator was dead. Better to assassinate an innocent man than to let a civil war break out. Better an injustice than disorder. America is in danger of upheavals. But you'll see. All of them together will observe the law of silence. They will close ranks. They'll do everything to stifle any scandal. They will throw Noah's cloak over these shameful deeds. In order to not lose face in front of the whole world. In order to not risk unleashing riots in the United States. In order to preserve the union and to avoid a new civil war. In order to not ask themselves questions. They don't want to know. They don't want to find out. They won't allow themselves to find out.” The American people would do well to remember that it was first John F. Kennedy, acting as the President to the United States, who was to be declared a terrorist and threat to his country's national security. Thus is it not natural that those who continue to defend the legacy of Kennedy should be regarded today as threat, not truly to the nation's security, but a threat to the very same grouping responsible for Kennedy's death and whom today have now declared open war on the American people. This will be the greatest test the American people have ever been confronted with, and it will only be through an understanding of how the country came to where it is today that there can be sufficient clarity as to what the solutions are, which are not to be found in another civil war. To not fall for the trapping of further chaos and division, the American people will only be able to rise above this if they choose to ask those questions, if they choose to want to know, to want to find out the truth of things they dared not look at in the past for fear of what it would reveal. “Whenever the government of the United States shall break up, it will probably be in consequence of a false direction having been given to public opinion. This is the weak point of our defenses, and the part to which the enemies of the system will direct all their attacks. Opinion can be so perverted as to cause the false to seem true; the enemy, a friend, and the friend, an enemy; the best interests of the nation to appear insignificant, and the trifles of moment; in a word, the right the wrong, the wrong the right. In a country where opinion has sway, to seize upon it, is to seize upon power. As it is a rule of humanity that the upright and well-intentioned are comparatively passive, while the designing, dishonest, and selfish are the most untiring in their efforts, the danger of public opinion's getting a false direction is four-fold, since few men think for themselves.” -James Fenimore Cooper (1789-1851( We must dare to be among the few who think for ourselves. (NEXT) VAERS Data Reveals 50 X More Ectopic Pregnancies Following COVID Shots than Following ALL Vaccines for Past 30 Year Health Impact News, November 22, 2021 While the latest data dump into the government's Vaccine Adverse Event Reporting System (VAERS) showed 2,620 fetal deaths, which are more fetal deaths than are reported following ALL vaccines for the past 30 years in VAERS, one “symptom” that is tracked in VAERS that it did not account for is an ectopic pregnancy which also results in a fetal death. Ectopic pregnancy, also called extrauterine pregnancy, is when a fertilized egg grows outside a woman's uterus, somewhere else in their belly. It can cause life-threatening bleeding and needs medical care right away. I performed a search in VAERS for ectopic pregnancies following COVID-19 shots for the past 11 months, and there have been 52 cases where a woman received a COVID-19 shot and then was found to have an ectopic pregnancy. Next, I performed the exact same search but excluded COVID-19 “vaccines” and it returned a result of 30 cases where a woman received an FDA-approved vaccine and then reported an ectopic pregnancy following ALL vaccines for the past 30+ years, which is about 1 per year. That means that following COVID-19 injections into child-bearing women for the past 11 months has seen a 50 X increase in ectopic pregnancies compared to child-bearing women receiving vaccines for the past 30+ years. (NEXT) Massive study reveals editorial bias and nepotism in biomedical journals University of Rennes, November 23, 2021 Scientific journals are expected to consider research manuscripts dispassionately and without favor. But a study published in the journal PLOS Biology reveals that a subset of journals may be exercising considerable bias and favoritism. To identify journals that are suspected of favoritism, the authors explored nearly 5 million articles published between 2015 and 2019 in a sample of 5,468 of biomedical journals indexed in the National Library of Medicine. Their results reveal that in most journals, publications are distributed across a large number of authors, as one might hope. However, the authors identify a subset of biomedical journals where a few authors, often members of that journal's editorial board, were responsible for a disproportionate number of publications. In addition, the articles authored by these “hyper-prolific” individuals were more likely to be accepted for publication within 3 weeks of their submission, suggesting favoritism in journals' editorial procedures. Why would this matter? Such “nepotistic journals,” suspected of biased editorial decision-making, could be deployed to game productivity-based metrics, which could have a serious knock-on effect on decisions about promotion, tenure and research funding. (NEXT) Hurricanes expected to linger over Northeast cities, causing greater damage More storms like Hurricane Sandy could be in the East Coast's future, potentially costing billions of dollars in damage and economic losses. Rowan University, November 22, 2021 By the late 21st century, northeastern U.S. cities will see worsening hurricane outcomes, with storms arriving more quickly but slowing down once they've made landfall. As storms linger longer over the East Coast, they will cause greater damage along the heavily populated corridor, according to a new study. The new study analyzed more than 35,000 computer-simulated storms. To assess likely storm outcomes in the future The researchers found that future East Coast hurricanes will likely cause greater damage than storms of the past. The research predicted that a greater number of future hurricanes will form near the East Coast, and those storms will reach the Northeast corridor more quickly. The simulated storms slow to a crawl as they approach the East Coast, allowing them to produce more wind, rain, floods, and related damage in the Northeast region. The longest-lived tropical storms are predicted to be twice as long as storms today.
A microphone is a good enough platform for getting back at people, but an entire recording studio is even better. Popular music is littered with songs getting back at an ex lover, from Waylon Jennings to Taylor Swift, but a fair number of the tracks you know by heart are actually clap-backs to the people in the mixing booth or the record label offices. YBOF Book; Audiobook (basically everywhere but Audible); Merch! Hang out with your fellow Brainiacs .Reach out and touch Moxie on Facebook, Twitter, or Instagram. Support the show Music by Kevin MacLeod, Steve Oxen, David Fesliyan. Links to all the research resources are on our website. I love this podcast and am so happy Moxie is so prolific! A very compelling mix of the obscure to the commonplace, and a riveting listen no matter what.
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The Kennedy Assassination records are something akin to the UAP report of the U.S. Federal Government. We were told again this year that those records are to remain sealed for National Security reasons. Even without this information, media finds it appropriate to mock anyone questioning the Warren Commission. This policy is directly from a CIA dispatch dated 1967, intended for “countering and discredit the claims of conspiracy theorists” as part of a plan to prevent any “Criticism of the Warren Report.” Reasonable or otherwise, both the official and unofficial conspiracies neglect investigation into a third avenue - the synchro-mystic and esoteric. Kennedy's assassination was a triplicity of occult lore involving the Egyptian King Osiris, Free-masonic Hiram Abiff, and the mythological King Arthur. His administration was nicknamed ‘Camelot' after Arthur's, three ruffians were arrested over his killing at high-noon, and an obelisk was placed at Dealey Plaza cut into 14 pieces as was the king Osiris cut into the same. Kennedy's presidency and the archetype he embodied made him King with the Damocles sword above his head. Outside of the odd similarity between Kennedy and President Lincoln, including the car Kennedy was murdered in, a Lincoln Continental, the 58th anniversary of his ritual killing is even more synchronistic in 2021 because the numbers equal 13, while the date 11/22 adds to 33 as it always has. Just days before the anniversary, 2 of the 3 killers of Malcolm X were exonerated. Shortly before, John Hinckley, President Reagan's would-be assassin, who was from Dallas, was set to be released at 67 years old, numbers adding to 13 again. Support this podcast
On a very special episode, Culter reads three creepy stories that were submitted by YOU, including one that supplies the lie of the episode. Listen to the supernatural experiences of other TMOL fans and find out which one among you is a liar! Story 1 from Abbie Meyer: A group of friends are playing on a playground when they decide to venture to the creepy rusty door leading into the school that has always intrigued them. When they enter, they see a doll on the floor being approached by a mysterious shadowy figure, causing the girls to all run out in freight. Shortly after, the school was suspiciously shut down forever. Story 2 from Lightweight Games: A family moves into a new house that causes . One day, the boy's iPad dies, so he goes upstairs to get the charger. When they get there, everything goes black until a large figure comes into focus, making him think there's an intruder in the home. When the rest of the family investigates, they don't find anyone. Story 3 from Will Heiner: 2 brothers go to the movies when they find they're the only ones in the theatre. They both get a creepy feeling like someone is watching them, but there's no one else around. He finally he hears a whisper in his ear, prompting the brothers to leave as fast as possible. Before they leave, one brother goes to the bathroom and hears scratching and the same whisper. When he leaves, his brother says no one else entered the bathroom the entire time. Plus, the guys play a game of Mad Lib with a yet another fan submission, where the guests replace some key details with their own. Mad Lib story submitted by Harold777. Don't fall for subscription scams. Start cancelling today at Truebill.com/CULTER Want to submit a truth or a lie? Send in your submission to firstname.lastname@example.org! Watch the podcast on YouTube: https://bit.ly/TrueMythsOneLieYT Don't forget to subscribe to the podcast for free wherever you're listening or by using this link: http://bit.ly/TrueMythsOneLiePodcast Follow Culter35 on IG Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Synopsis On today's date in 1934, after 10 intense rehearsals, the Orquestra Sinfonica de Mexico, conducted by the Carlos Chávez, gave the premiere performance of the Symphony No. 2 of the American composer Aaron Copland. Copland's Second was titled ‘The Short Symphony,” but there was a lot packed into its 15-minute duration. Said Copland, “The Short Symphony's preoccupation is with complex rhythms, combined with clear textures. Sonority-wise, the most rhythmically complex moments have a certain lightness and clarity.” “Shortly after its Mexican introduction,” recalled Copland, “the piece was announced for an American premiere by Leopold Stokowski with the Philadelphia Orchestra but was never given. A similarly announced performance by the Boston Symphony under Koussevitzsky was also cancelled. Both told me subsequently that they had announced performances because they had admired the work, but that the composition was so intricate from a rhythmic standpoint that they dared not attempt a performance within the allotted period.” In 1937, Copland recast his “Short Symphony” as a chamber sextet, leaving the music fundamentally unchanged, but re-barring the score to make it less challenging for performers. It wasn't until the 1980s, decades after its Mexican premiere, that Copland's Symphony was performed by American orchestras in its original form. Music Played in Today's Program Aaron Copland (1900 – 1990) — Short Symphony (Symphony No. 2) (San Francisco Symphony; Michael Tilson Thomas, cond.) BMG 68541
Sylvester McNutt III is an 8-time best-selling author, speaker, podcaster, and wellness coach. Shortly after being kicked out of his childhood home at 17, Sylvester had to make a decision about what direction he wanted his life to go. It was in this process he began to find what gave him energy and has been running in that direction ever since.
Jason DeRusha is a long-time news anchor and food aficionado based in the Twin Cities. He has made a name for himself with iconic posts at WCCO and Minnesota Monthly. In this episode, he sits down with Tim to discuss what it's like to work for the news in 2021. Can we trust the news? Is Jason truly in the middle as we would expect him to be? Shortly after, the two pals enter into a discussion about the art of reviewing restaurants and why this matters to a food community.Follow Tim on Twitter and Instagram.Follow Jason on Twitter and Instagram.-Be sure to support Mucci's and Saint Dinette. How about making a reservation soon?You can find Niver Niver Land across all of social media here:Twitter | Instagram | YouTube | Facebook | TikTok-Welcome to Niver Niver Land: A podcast that addresses massive change in the restaurant industry (sometimes).The show is hosted by award-winning restaurateur Tim Niver – a local legend of Minnesotas' Twin Cities – known for his involvement with fabled spots like Aquavit, Town Talk Diner, and Strip Club Meat & Fish. These days, he runs Saint Dinette and Mucci's Italian in St. Paul and Minneapolis.Anyways, back to the whole "massive change in the hospitality industry" thing.We see a major problem here: no one is having realistic conversations about what's going on. Many of those who work in the industry are still trying to wrap their heads around what's happening – and so is Tim.Today, he's ready to talk about these things – through his trademark wit and foolishness – so that we can better appreciate and preserve the cultural importance of restaurants.
On this week's episode of The RAG Podcast Live, I was delighted to be joined by Ishpal Bansal https://www.linkedin.com/in/ACoAAABjgFkBD1ZPo7sUAB4zw5OHoJps6D4BQ8o (Ishpa)l founded https://www.linkedin.com/company/aston-holmes/ (Aston Holmes), a resourcing and talent acquisition consultancy, alongside his business partner Brad Bloom in 2014. Shortly after launching the business, Ishpal was diagnosed with a heart condition and needed open heart surgery! Thankfully he came through treatment and since then has gone on to grow teams across the UK and Africa (LDN, Cape and J'burg) Approaching 50 people and growing well. In this episode Ishpal was incredibly honest about the challenges he and his partner have faced in their journey so far and why choosing the right partner is non negotiable! An essential episode for anyone who has a business partner today or is considering launching their agency in future! ---- Thank you again to our friends and sponsor today - http://odro.co.uk (Odro.co.uk) . Have you heard about Odro's up and coming new framework that's launching this week? If you don't follow the guys, you might not have so let me tell you about it.... Based on conversations from the best of the best in the recruitment space, the guys have pulled together a new framework that helps recruiters create more meaningful and longer-lasting connections with clients and candidates at various different touchpoints throughout the process. It's literally a diagram that really just distils all the opportunities throughout the process where video can be used to help to better attract, assess and provide aftercare, for improved relationships. Look it sounds simple, right? And, actually, it is. But when you see it down on paper like that, it's amazing how many opportunities you realise most businesses are probably missing. Hit the guys up at http://odro.co.uk/demo (odro.co.uk/demo) and I'm sure they'll be happy to send it on. ---- Thanks also to our second sponsor http://vincere.io/ (Vincere.io) - are officially launching in the US with a new office in Atlanta.. Whilst they have gathered US Clients, they strategically held back from going into the US until they were ready to hire a team and do it in full vinny style! They are ready and looking to work with agencies with 20+ users - as they want to ensure the support is in place to cater for the wider demand of the smaller agencies! If you are in the US or UK and interested in finding out more about Vincere, they offer great discounts for RAG Listeners so use www.vincere.io/rag
Today we Talk to Canadian Born Actress Mercedes De La Cruz. She began performing on stage at the age of three. She was a gifted dancer winning countless competitions and awards including Outstanding Performer from Lecky's School of Dancing in 1994. She loved to dance and performed in front of large crowds in productions such as "The Nutcracker" performed by the Alberta Ballet. From there she went on to Musical Theater and then Classical Theater where she fell in love with the art of acting. She began with small roles and music videos and in 2009 made a move to Vancouver, Canada to pursue acting full time. De La Cruz's acting career began with small roles and music videos. Shortly after her move to the “Hollywood North,” she landed numerous commercials. She now appears in various episodes of many hit TV shows that were shot in Vancouver, including AMC's ‘Bates Motel' opposite Freddie Highmore, Bravo's ‘Girlfriends' Guide to Divorce' opposite former ‘House' star, Lisa Edelstein, History Channel's ‘Project Blue Book' opposite former ‘Game of Thrones' actor Aidan Gillen and the WB/the CW's Supernatural. With all the success she has gained the industry can still be a grind, but she still loves it we discuss that and her journey into the world of acting on todays episode. --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/kevin-mumphrey/message Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/kevin-mumphrey/support
According to the Atlanta Journal- Constitution: A husband and wife who had recently moved to the Atlanta area to expand their businesses were found dead of an apparent murder-suicide earlier this month, police said. Shortly before 9 p.m. on Nov. 6, Keianna Burns, 44, shot and killed her husband, 46-year-old Ronnell Burns, before turning the gun on herself, according to Sgt. Salvador Ortega with Sandy Springs police. No one else was in the home at the time of the shootings, Ortega said. The couple founded 4 His Glory Ministries and Kritique Designs Beauty & Barber Salon in their hometown of St. Louis before moving earlier this year, Keianna Burns said in an October Facebook live video. “Right now my husband is at a retreat. I stayed back because we have our children here,” she said. “However, I just hopped on here because you have to be prepared for life changes no matter what it is that is taking place. I'm trying to encourage someone because things in your life can change for the good or the bad overnight literally. And if you don't feel like you are a strong enough individual, some things may take you out.”
Steve Q. Wiltshire has made fitness, health & mindset a priority for 3 decades! Shortly after winning the Mr. Oregon Body Building Competition, Steve developed an autoimmune disease that originated from a serious gut complication that almost ruined his health.Most everything Steve learned from experts and harsh chemicals in supplementscompromised his gut health. 18 months after being diagnosed, Steve healed himself byfollowing the philosophy and wellness practices taught by the Hypocrites Clinic in SouthernFlorida. Through Steve's journey, he has developed a process that has led him to assisting thousands of people how to reclaim their health & power! Steve is a Keynote Speaker, Author and Mindset Coachand the founder of Body Temple Health & Wellness. www.bodytemplellc.comDuring our interview, Steve generously shares his exact process on his detox process thatrestored his health and his complimentary ‘15 Day Kickstart Gut Detox Plan!'https://bodytemplellc.com/kickstart/Body Temple Brand:https://bodytemplellc.com/Complimentary 15-Day Kickstart Gut Detox Planwww.BodyTempleKickstart.comThis episode is sponsored by:Caraway CookwareBeautifully non-toxic https://caraway-home.pxf.io/c/2756185/1179032/13445and Athletic Greens75 absorbable vitamins and minerals in just one scoop per day!start your day healthy www.athleticgreens.com/functionallyautoimmuneand FA AthleticsAthletic gear with a cause10% of every sale goes to conservation. www.faathletic.comSupport the show (https://www.buymeacoffee.com/functionallyaut)
We are bringing you an entirely new day on Thursdays! Join us for true crime thursdays every week!Shortly after midnight, Adkins clocked out of her shift and headed into the parking lot in her white Honda of America uniform to meet up with her boyfriend. She carried a small, teal-colored duffel bag that allegedly held something new from Victoria's Secret in blue, her boyfriend's favorite color. Adkins has previously told friends that her boyfriend instructed her to hide under the tarp cover of his pickup truck for awhile, as he needed to give a ride home to another co-worker before their trip to Canada. Adkins never returned home from her supposed vacation and has not seen nor heard from again.On July 8, 2001, her sister filed a missing persons report with the Marysville Police Department after she failed to come pick up her daughter at noon.
Shortly after the death of Joseph Smith, descendants of Brigham Young and Joseph Smith have been at odds with each other. Mary Ellen Elggren and Gracia Jones, direct descendants of Brigham and Joseph, respectively, share a story of intrigue, tears, human nature, the involvement of an apostle and the First Presidency, and the working of the spirit to bring peace between the two groups. The story is informative, but more importantly, a spiritual adventure in the working of the Spirit. Please subscribe to this podcast and share your comments. When you subscribe and share comments, it increases the show's rating and makes it easier for people to find. Leaving a comment is easy just tap or click here. You can also share your comments, request to be a guest, or recommend someone you feel who would make a great guest by emailing me at Comments, and please register at my website to receive updates and news on this podcast. The music for this show is used by permission by Marvin Goldstein. Click here for more information about Marvin and his music. The expressions and opinions shared on this podcast are those of the individuals speaking and do not reflect or necessarily coincide with those of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.
When it was announced that Brian K. Vaughan and Pia Guerra's dystopian comic Y: The Last Man would be adapted as a television series, many stood with bated breath, anticipating an instant classic. Shortly after debuting on FX, the series was abruptly canceled, shocking all the fans of the Eisner Award-winning book. Why did Y the Last Man get the short end of the stick? What elements were changed for the show and was it for the better? We attempt to answer these questions and more in this conversation about Y: The Last Man Season 1! Please leave us a review on ITunes so we can grow our audience and grow as podcasters! Rate us where ever podcasts are found. Don't forget to check out our merchandise! All episodes of Major Issues are brought to you by ComicBookClique.com, the home for the latest and greatest things to come to comic books and comic book media. Send us feedback at ComicBookClique@Gmail.com! You Are Worthy! Please SUPPORT US ON PATREON! ComicBook Clique Facebook ComicBook Clique on YouTube Major Issues on Twitter Shop ComicBook Clique
In today's episode, our guest is Shea Hillenbrand, an ex-Major League Baseball player, 2x All-Star, and now a successful entrepreneur. But by all this, it takes no one moment to learn the real story of these elite athletes. He's been through tough days in life, to the point that he had resigned at the beginning of his retirement. [0:25] Why should I listen to you? I'm transparent. I have the experience I have a heart of gold. There's nothing more than I want to do to use my experiences and stuff I've accomplished in my life. [4:17] How to succeed again in Life. I needed to have everything stripped from me and discover who I truly am. I like to help people rewrite their story, rewrite who they are. I'm so grateful for that to go to make it through the other side and rebuild and recreate a new belief system. I'm nothing outside of what I do. I'm nothing. Outside of who I am. I'm that guy to work, and I needed to get back to who I am. [6:18] Breath away from death Shea went to church when he had nothing left in his life. Even the religion, even being a Christian like was putting a band-aid on that wound. I was fighting that pain-driven game of being a professional athlete. I didn't know how to identify outside of that. Here lies a guy that's so many envies on the floor of his van. I had no idea how to fight. I was scrounging up change out of the cupholder of my van to feed my kids Little Caesars pizza each time I had them. My kids are going to school to tell all their friends. [8:12] I'm nothing if I don't have baseball. And I was tired of fighting that pain-driven game. Shortly, the Lord brought his current wife into his life. She lifted him and helped him discover who he indeed was outside of baseball. You're not who you think you are. You have gifts inside you. You've been given a second chance to figure out who you are. [10:54] His wife Kristen is the first person ever to believe in Shea unconditionally and to love me unconditionally. [12:11] Great lessons and Messages. I want to be able to teach people how to be world-class performance habits. I want to help the guys who are stuck in that space of being good. I was slated to be a Hall of Fame Major League Baseball player, like $100 million. Everything I went through after baseball is what I needed to go through. I needed to understand how to function and find fulfillment, find peace in the process, and live and become the most total version of myself daily. [16:47] Trusting Yourself. I couldn't trust anybody else when I played baseball when I was on top. And the only reason why is because I couldn't trust myself. I couldn't trust what I could do. [17:50] He has to check himself for complacency. Being in a place of quietness is the biggest win I could ever achieve. There's nothing real could offer me; I'm on that mission of service, understanding how to master and grow, you're in charge of filling yourself up. [18:35] Too many people now believe they are trapped. And on top of the universe, I was there. I found who I am, what happened to me. I'm still walking, trying to show people you can shift, breaking the bonds, the best version of me. [22:19] What promise did God make to the world when He created you? I've had a lot of challenges, struggles. And now I'm on my way back up to the top again. I've like God's promised people that he's coming. He's coming, and he's come full force to give you what I gave him to give me. Key Quotes [4:51 - 4:54] “People rewrite their story, rewrite who they are.” [7:12 - 7:17] “Even the religion even being a Christian like was putting a bandaid on that wound.” [16:52 - 16:54] “Our message is supposed to reach so many people's hearts.” Connect with Shea Hillenbrand: Linkedin: https://www.linkedin.com/in/shinternational Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/shea_hillenbrand Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/shea.hillenbrand
In this week's episode, Bob interviews the hosts of “The Prosecutors” podcast, Brett and Alice. As suggested by the name, Brett and Alice are both currently working prosecutors and use their platform to cover some of the most famous cold cases from their unique perspectives. The duo chat about a range of topics with Bob, both serious and not-so-serious, including the tragedy of being an Alabama football fan, the cosmic entity Cthulhu, corruption in the criminal justice system, jury selection, and, of course, dogs. They then discuss the mysterious disappearance of 9-year-old Asha Degree. In the early morning hours of February 14, 2000, Asha woke up, packed some of her favorite things into a backpack, and left her family's home. She was spotted by several motorists walking along a highway through dark, stormy weather. When one motorist approached her, she ran into a nearby forest never to be seen again. Shortly after her disappearance, some of her belongings were found in a shed near where she was last spotted, along with a photo of another young girl. Many believe that the identity of the girl in the photo may lead to answers in Asha's disappearance, but to this day, the girl has never been identified. More than a year later, Asha's bookbag was also located, and the circumstances in which it was found have led many to believe that foul play was involved. To suggest a guest or request an interview, please visit us at TrueCrimeBinge.com Follow us on all forms of social media @TrueCrimeBinge Today's Sponsors: storyworth.com/binge - Save $10 on your first purchase.
Annelise Hillmann and Nick Bunn met as undergraduate students at Harvard and quickly realized they shared an interest in branding. The duo was set on starting a Gen Z marketing agency together until one day, Nick noted how jealous he was of women for having access to a plethora of acne products. That triggered the two friends to further explore the "Gender Grooming Gap" and challenge gender norms in our society that speaks differently to men and women about skin care and overall self-care. Shortly after, Frontman was born, the first Gen Z self-care brand for men.On this week's episode, our host Thamina talks to Frontman Co-Founder and CEO Annelise about the importance of breaking down stigma and toxic masculinity surrounding cosmetics and how the brand is hoping to promote different concepts of masculinity. The two also address what it's like being a female Gen Z founder, trying to raise Venture Capital money and what's so special about Annelise's generation.
Brothers, Dennis and Lee Horton, were having a pleasant Memorial Day in 1993 until they decided to visit their father in North Philadelphia and ran into a childhood friend, Robert Leaf. Unbeknownst to the Hortons, Robert Leaf had committed an armed robbery turned homicide earlier that day. Shortly after Robert joined the brothers in their car, police pulled them over. All three were arrested and tried for second degree murder. Robert Leaf's attorney used confusion among the witnesses about the identity of the shooter to win Leaf a lesser sentence, while the Hortons received life without the possibility of parole. After all appeals were denied on procedural grounds, they applied for commutation. With the support of Lt. Gov. John Fetterman, Dennis and Lee were finally freed in February 2021. To learn more and get involved, go to: https://lavaforgood.com/with-jason-flom Wrongful Conviction is a production of Lava for Good™ Podcasts in association with Signal Co No1. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
In this week's episode, Shawna renews everyone's travel phobias as she tells the devastating story of Pan Am Flight 759.On July 9th, 1982, the Boeing 727 took off from the New Orleans airport on a commercial flight to Las Vegas, Nevada. Shortly after takeoff, however, the plane would experience weather complications causing it to crash into a residential neighborhood, resulting in the deadliest aviation crash of 1982.Tune in for all of the nail-biting details as well as a surgery update from Abby and a baby update from Shawna!Credits:https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pan_Am_Flight_759#cite_note-ASN-2https://admiralcloudberg.medium.com/the-crash-of-pan-am-flight-759-analysis-2336ac5b4c1e64parishes.orgMusic By:Brokeforfree.comMatt EdwardsEdited By:MichaelNetwork:www.theoracl3network.comWebsite:https://anxiousandafraid.com/Support the show by purchasing our merch!https://www.teepublic.com/stores/anxious-and-afraid-the-pod?ref_id=13121You can also support the show by becoming a Patreon!Join today and get early ad-free episode releases and a shout-out on the show as well as a cool sticker!https://www.patreon.com/anxiousandafraid
Shortly after the cancellation of their popular tv show, The Monkees made a film…and it was…bizarre. This is the story of The Monkees' Head, from 1968. Support the show: patreon.com/bizarrealbums Follow the show on Twitter & Instagram: @bizarrealbums Follow Tony on Twitter & Instagram: @tonythaxton --- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast. https://anchor.fm/app
Living with our faith on display is challenging - especially in the face of a crisis. Shortly after purchasing a telecom business, I found myself in the middle of a full-blown crisis. I had bills to pay, friends and family who had invested in my business, and no visible prospects to right the ship. That's when God stepped in and brought me back to him. Listen to part one of this story, and then come back to discover what God did. Blog Post: https://fxmissions.com/224sn One Click Tweet: https://fxmissions.com/224snt One Click Facebook Share: https://fxmissions.com/224snf WHAT YOU'LL DISCOVER: Starting completely fresh Scott's business venture and how the nature of it lent to this particular crisis The bank tour and the friends and family round The crisis begins and grows Cash flow drops Solutions that didn't work The Bible verse that nailed Scott's situation Hemmed in by obstacles No money to reimburse those who believed in him The pressure mounts A day the Holy Spirit impressed the verse on him again Personal revelation: Repentance was necessary ABOUT THE LEADERSHIP MOMENT Scott McClelland of Foundational Missions shares bite-sized insights into leadership, with a focus on the Bible, missions, and ministry. He pulls from a wide variety of sources and always has something to inspire and challenge us to greatness. Leave a Rating or Review: https://lovethepodcast.com/leadersmoment Follow to get the show for free: https://followthepodcast.com/leadersmoment
Shortly after Daisy Auger-Dominguez joined Vice Media Group as its chief people officer in May 2020, the murder of George Floyd spurred companies across the media industry to pledge improvements to their organizations' levels of diversity, equity and inclusion. VMG then took the further step of uploading its DE&I initiatives into a dashboard for all employees to see the company's plans and track its progress. “Think of it as a project management app,” said Auger-Dominguez in the latest episode of the Digiday Podcast. VMG's DE&I dashboard features an entry for each active DE&I project, including links to corresponding documents, updated information about its performance metrics and progress toward those goals as well as the name of the employee responsible for overseeing that project. “It not only creates transparency around accountability, but it also creates connectivity that can galvanize other employees that are interested in any of those particular projects [to see], ‘Oh, here's the person I should be talking to,'” Auger-Dominguez said. In keeping with the dashboard's purpose of keeping employees up to date on VMG's DE&I efforts, the company removes completed projects and adds new projects as its overall efforts evolve. Heading into 2022, some of those newer projects will likely concern VMG's return to the office and the part DE&I plays in an in-person workplace. However, Auger-Dominguez is cognizant of not categorizing every initiative under DE&I, which can have the effect of putting it in a silo. “I don't want to start adding everything to DE&I, so everyone's just like, ‘Oh, is that a DE&I initiative?' No, actually it's the other way around: Everything has a DE&I lens, but not everything is a DE&I initiative,” Auger-Dominguez said.
Liz Walcott is a 36-year-old MBA/ CPA and serial entrepreneur residing in New York City, New York. Ms. Walcott's Lyme disease journey began in 2012 when she was “burning the candle at both ends” while working at a top US accounting firm In New York City. For several years she excelled in a demanding corporate culture with a code of conduct that required spin/workout classes before breakfast, long office hours, and mandatory after-hours social obligations. Shortly after returning from a Hamptons share house summer retreat, she began to feel “heavy cold sweats, heart racing” and fear. She was “otherwise in great shape… so [she] knew something was wrong.” Her symptoms worsened to include neurological deficits, shortness of breath, tingling, and light sensitivity eventually rendering unable to work. After visiting 15 doctors over 3 years, she was diagnosed with Lyme disease by an infectious disease doctor. After her diagnosis she utilized antibiotic therapy prescribed by one of the top LLMDs in the US, EBO2 ozone therapy, stem cell therapy and biomagnetism for pain management. If you would like to learn more about how Liz Wolcott utilized “body confidence” and “modeling people who were successful” to regain her health, become a parent, and start a new business venture, then tune in now!
Our guest this week is Dr. Harsha Rajasimha of Herndon, VA who is the father of three as well as CEO and Founder of Jeeva Informatics, a human-centric software as a service, also known as SaaS, enabling clinical research at scale. Harsha and his wife, Ashwini, have been married for 16 years and are the proud parents of three daughters: Amulya (14), Mytri (7) and middle daughter Kahushi who, very sadly, died in 2012, shortly after birth due to Edwards Syndrome, also known as Trisomy 18, which is a rare congenital disorder.Harsha is also founder of Indo-US Organization For Rare Diseases, a non-profit focused on accelerating therapies for rare diseases by building collaborative bridges between the USA and the Indian subcontinent for education, advocacy and research.It's an uplifting story about a father's love for his family and how his heart has been shaped bya daughter's death. That's all on this Special Fathers Network Dad to Dad Podcast. Jeeva Informatics - https://jeevatrials.com Indo-US Organization For Rare Diseases - https://indousrare.org LinkedIn – https://www.linkedin.com/in/harsharajasimha/Special Fathers Network - SFN is a dad to dad mentoring program for fathers raising children with special needs. Many of the 500+ SFN Mentor Fathers, who are raising kids with special needs, have said: "I wish there was something like this when we first received our child's diagnosis. I felt so isolated. There was no one within my family, at work, at church or within my friend group who understood or could relate to what I was going through."SFN Mentor Fathers share their experiences with younger dads closer to the beginning of their journey raising a child with the same or similar special needs. The SFN Mentor Fathers do NOT offer legal or medical advice, that is what lawyers and doctors do. They simply share their experiences and how they have made the most of challenging situations. Special Fathers Network: https://21stcenturydads.org/about-the-special-fathers-network/Check out the 21CD YouTube Channel with dozens of videos on topics relevant to dads raising children with special needs - https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCzDFCvQimWNEb158ll6Q4cA Please support the SFN. Click here to donate: https://21stcenturydads.org/donate/
For our very first Throwback Thursday episode we celebrate the bravery of our men and women that have served in the United States Armed Services! In this episode we will discuss not just continuing life after a horrific injury, but excelling and living life to it's fullest, minus two arms and two legs. On April 10, 2012, United States Army Staff Sergeant Travis Mills of the 82nd Airborne was critically injured on his third tour of duty in Afghanistan by an IED (improvised explosive device) while on patrol, losing portions of both legs and both arms. In September 2013, Travis and his wife Kelsey founded the Travis Mills Foundation, a nonprofit organization, formed to benefit and assist post 9/11 veterans who have been injured in active duty or as a result of their service to our nation. The veteran and their families receive an all-inclusive, all-expenses paid, barrier-free vacation to Maine where they participate in adaptive activities, bond with other veteran families, and enjoy much-needed rest and relaxation in Maine's great outdoors. If you are in a giving mood this year, the Travis Mills Foundation is a great way to give back to injured Veterans! (DONATE HERE) TRANSCRIPT PodcastDX-Quad_Amputee Lita T 00:10 Hello and welcome to another episode of podcast dx. The show that brings you interviews with people just like you whose lives were forever changed by a medical diagnosis. I'm Lita Ron 00:22 I'm Ron, Jean 00:23 and I'm a pina colada. Lita T 00:24 You're not a pina colada she's Jean Marie. Collectively we're the hosts of PodcastDX. On today's show we're speaking with Travis Mills. Travis, if you're not familiar with him by now is the quadruple amputee from an Afghanistan IED and we're going to hear more about his story in a little bit. And he also is running a foundation that provides R&R services more or less for other veterans that have been injured. Is that right Travis? Travis 00:55 Yeah, absolutely it for physically injured and now we're moving towards all injuries. Lita T 01:00 Great, great. Well, welcome to the show. Go ahead, Ron Ron 01:05 Travis. Hi, this is Ron. Again. Thank you for joining us today on our show. First, I would like to start off by saying thank you for your service to our country. Travis 01:15 Well, no, I appreciate it. Thank you so much. And I'm excited to be here. I'm looking forward to hanging out with you guys for a bit. Yeah! Ron 01:21 I read a bit about your injuries and your recovery. I gotta say, I am amazed by your determination and your tenacity. It seems like you've overcome a lot of challenges since April of 2012. Could you tell our listeners a little bit about that day? didn't it just start off as a regular day for you. Travis 01:41 You know, it did we were on our, you know, deployment. I was supposed to be there for nine months as my third deployment. And we had a phone call come in from the village elder that there was some IEDs we had a checkout. So we put our gear on like normal. We went on patrol and try to help them out. And we went, you know, the same routes that we always would take not the same routes, the same general direction. And I had the guy in front of me with the Minesweeper and swept the ground once again, twice like we are protocol. And it just didn't alarm that there's anything under the soil. So I happened to take my backpack off and I put it on the ground. And then the bomb went off. You know it. It shocked my world to be honest with you. Lita T 02:19 Well that's For sure. Jean 02:21 Yeah. I can't even imagine what you were going what was going through your mind at that time? Probably. Yeah, shock. What were the next steps after you were evacuated from the site where you were actually injured. For instance, how soon after the attack, were you transferred back stateside? And was there an intermediate location or two for immediate surgical repair? Travis 02:40 Well, I mean, what they did was, like I hit, my arm right side was completely gone, my right leg was completely gone. They disintegrated and they're found those pieces of me my left leg was snapped to the bone actually. So if you imagine the left ankle bone touching the left thigh, and my left wrist was blown out pretty bad. I hit the ground and rolled over on my back and I saw the aftermath. And in my head, I kept seeing the movie, Saving Private Ryan. And I thought you know about the medic that gets shot stomachs and then he cries out for his mom and ultimately died. I had I said no way like that ever remember me to freaking out or complaining or crying or feeling awful, you know begging not to die basically. Because at the end of the day, it's not my choice and I'm always wanting to exude confidence never showed fear, I led from the front and you know, I just, you never do that as a leader. So I calmed myself down, my medic worked on one side of me my Platoon Sergeant worked on the other side of me, they got four tourniquets on and then I with my left hand that was still left on my body. I reached up and grabbed my microphone and I called my Lieutenant I said, Hey, 6 this is 4 I got guys injured. I need your medic with mine. two of my soldiers got hit. So I you know, I called them and they radio back they sent Doc Voyce over. And Doc Voyce came to work on me, we're working on you know, my other men, and then me. I had to kind of calm him down he was in, stuck on repeat, you know like an old CD we could skip start skipping, he was doing what his training taught him to do so I kept saying "You'll be fine Sgt Mills, you'll be Okay, You'll be fine Sgt Mills, you'll be Okay, he kept working he just kept saying it. I had to look at Doc Voyce and say "Hey Doc Just do your job. It's fine." And they got me on the helicopter about 10 minutes after Doc Voyce got there so really about 12 to 15 minutes being injured I was on a helicopter and I was transported to Kandahar hospital where I didn't know this then and I'm happy that it's, you know, a known fact now but 99% of patients that make it to Kandahar hospital leave Kandahar hospital alive. Jean 04:36 That's amazing Travis 04:36 And yeah, so they started wheeling me right into surgery as 14 hours of surgery took me into and just a wonderful team of nine doctors and seven nurses working for 14 hours straight to put me back to, well not put me back together I guess. that I was laying around with prosthetics but to you know, heal up my wounds and... Lita T 04:56 Saved your life Jean 04:57 Stabilize Lita T 04:58 They saved your life, yeah, Jean 04:59 yeah. Travis 05:00 Yeah, absolutely. Lita T 05:01 I'm guessing that those medics at the at the frontline are really the ones that saved your life. I know this wasn't something we were going to talk about, but do you stay in contact with those guys? Travis 05:10 Oh, I do. Yeah, actually, um, you know, I know very fast forward but my wife and I had another child fortunately. So we have two now. And my son's name is DAX. Oh, he DAX is for medics, Daniel and Alexander as those who made it possible. Somebody will like name my kid in their honor. So that was great. My wife kind of came up with the idea of more than I was going for Travis Fieldyen Mills the second but she said no Lita T 05:29 That's amazing (laughter) Travis 05:39 I name everything after myself, my my business, my foundation, you know, Lita T 05:44 At least everybody knows where they're going. Jean 05:45 It worked for George Foreman, so why not? Travis 05:48 Exactly. Lita T 05:49 According to the Department of Defense, as of January 2018, more than 1500 service members have lost limbs in the wars in Afghanistan and Iraq, since all of this started in 2001, and an article back in 2018. In July, it pushed the number up to 1900 and 14. So 1914 Have you met any other amputees since you have been injured yourself? Travis 06:21 Had I, you mean previously or since? Lita T 06:23 no since then? Travis 06:25 Oh, yes. At the hospital that we had a bunch of better, everybody at the hospital was an amputee Lita T 06:30 Okay. Okay. So this is a very common wartime injury currently correct. Travis 06:37 Oh, yeah. Yeah, but it's common to the hospital. So like, I had no idea like patient things like that. I mean, you figure you lose a leg, your life's over. Like it's gonna be the worst thing ever. And, you know, I got to the hospital and when I find it, they woke me up from a medical sedation. I was kind of like questioning why that person got hate me. What would I do wrong in life, talking to your husband and father and you know, the biggest thing I wonder is, why not just die? Like, how is this better? And in truth, I didn'twant to talk to my wife, my mom and dad at all that my parents didn't want to deal with the situation. But then I got to, you know, wake up, my brother in law was in the room, he was in the Military as well, a friend of mine, I met his sister, my wife, and my parents, my wife, and I did. And then I didn't really have a conversation with them. It's kind of like, I don't want to talk about this, I want to deal with it. But finally, I got to meet Todd Nicely. He was a quadruple amputee, I'm actually one of five, I'm the fourth one out of five of us, and he walked into my room was like, Hey, man, you're gonna be fine. You're gonna walk again, you're gonna drive again, you're going to feed yourself, you know, you do everything you need to do by yourself. And I know doesn't sound like it, but you're gonna be independent. And I'm sorry. And that was all the, you know, the motivation I needed. Lita T 07:48 So they kind of turn you around you think? Travis 07:51 You know, my wife, and I thought she should leave me. Turn me like okay, let's get better. I won't be a burden on anybody. I mean, I'm very demanding husband. Unfortunately, you know that I expect a lot of help things but I'm very lucky my wife stayed. My daughter was six months old when I got hit. So she was there more with me every day. And I actually learned how to walk with my daughter kind of cool. You know, little thing me and her have Lita T 08:15 That's so cool Travis 08:16 so and she's eight years old. She goes, and she tells people, you know, I taught my dad how to walk. Lita T 08:22 So cool, I love that. Yeah, it's gonna be hard to not tear up right now. Jean 08:27 Yeah, especially after watching the movie with the two of you, Lita T 08:30 right? Jean 08:31 Yeah, she was right there for your physical therapy and everything and your wife was right there too. And it's, that's amazing. Travis 08:36 Oh, absolutely. Lita T 08:38 After that. They got you back, you know, alive and somewhat functioning. Did they give you the chance to remain in the military in any status like you know, just state side desk side or do they just tell you this is it Travis 08:53 you know, they did actually General Odierno and the Sergeant Major of the Army at the time came in Chandler came in talking to the hospital about, Hey, you know, we'd love to have you stay in, you can go around and maybe present on behalf of the military and I teared off and I said, Look, I plan on doing 20 years, gentlemen, but not like this. And my time has come to an end. I can't be Infantry anymore. I can't, you know, be airborne anymore. And as sad as it was to come to that realization, it was just, it was time. I think I made jokes and I really don't want to get restationed anywhere. And General Odierno said, I don't think we restation Sergeant Mills. I don't think so either, sir, but I'm going to call it today. I appreciate this conversation, you know, cuz it was emotional. I planned on 20 years at whole career path lined up, but it just didn't work out for me and that's okay. Cuz like, you know, it's gonna play some curveballs and you got to keep pushing forward and do the best you can and I feel like I've taken that curveball, and that's kind of knocked out of the park with everybody that helps. Lita T 09:53 That's super Ron 09:55 Travis, I've seen some of your videos on YouTube. Absolutely. Amazing. And I could tell you're a pretty humorous guy. How did your humor and your personality I guess, how did it help you with the recovery process? And how long after the amputations where you fitted for the prosthetic that you wear? Travis 10:18 Well, the humor that I have came back right to me. I met in fact, one day, I was sitting there in my hospital bed, the hallway from the nurses, and I could see them holding their like change of shift brief and I started yelling, oh, my legs, my arms and legs where did they go? How did this happen? And I'm just joking to get their attention. And a little 10 year old walked by, and I was like, Oh, I'm just kidding. Sorry. Girls, like I'm so sorry. But, of course, you have the humor. And I think the best compliment and sometimes the worst compliment that I get is that I'm the same person that I was for the injury. So depending on who says it, you know, if you know somebody that's a friend of mine that grew up with says that's awesome, but if it's like a like a Maybe old school teacher from high school. Oh, sorry. Ron 11:02 Yeah. Travis 11:05 But as far as my prosthetic, I was able to get fitted after five weeks time, so a relatively short period. And then seven weeks and four days, I was able to start walking again so just shy of two months. I took my very first steps at Walter Reed. I mean, it was a short, legs a very different feel from walking, but I was starting my comeback, Jean 11:24 right? It's amazingly fast. Lita T 11:27 Amazing. For sure. Travis 11:29 Well, I appreciate that. And then Believe it or not, I have no arms and legs like I do. I just made a video this morning. I was at the gym and I was actually running this morning at the gym. It's first time in two years. I took a hiatus because a no excuse, but back running now. So it's good. Jean 11:45 That's awesone, that's absolutely awesome Travis 11:47 Well yeah, I mean, I travel I travel the nation motivational speaker and I started every time off by saying I tell jokes disarm situation. Knee slapper if you got it, you know, don't have arms or and I also can't slap my knees. But I think it just makes people look past the injury that I sustained and more at the man that I am Ron 11:47 . I say I'm work. I work in the disability community. I'm involved in Disabled Sports. And I tell you, it is a very interesting community with the humor so I understand exactly where you're coming from. You know who can say what? absolutely Travis 12:22 happy, you know, because I want to break down barriers and walls and people are just at Whole Foods to be honest with you and a little boy walked up, he's like, "what happened to your arms?" His mom's like. "don't ask that" like don't ask that to know, I probably have people asking like, then stare and like, kind of shy away from it. So I told him I, you know, had that day at work. And now I'm like Iron Man with, you know, the superheroes. He's all about it. He followed me around for a little bit. So I was like, Hey, man, I really gotta go. Jean 12:49 Oh, wow. So every day, you're just Lita T 12:52 inspiring people, Jean 12:53 inspiring people wherever you go. That's fantastic. And Travis, my mom and I both know that, you know The army is not only a community, it's kind of like a family. But apparently that's really the case for you. As you had said your brother in law is also in that in the military. And that's actually how you met your wife. Travis 13:12 Oh, yeah. Jean 13:13 And what role has that played in your recovery? Travis 13:17 As far as military Brotherhood in my recovery, how's that? Okay, yeah. So at the hospital, I answered the military in general, you have a brotherhood, right? Like I didn't go on my third deployment. I was supposed to go to Fort Hood, Texas, and help build a per day up ticket timeout from the point that so much time but I had all these young guys that came from across the nation that believed in me, I said, Nope, it's not fair to them. They believe me, I'm their leader. My wife understood the calling there at her house with five kids and she knew I had to go. There is something ingrained in you as a servicemember. So I went overseas, and I got injured, right. So you go from the platoon size brotherhood and then you have the hospital without Todd Nicely coming to talk to me. Shortly after I was injured. I've never know the possibilities that lay the head. So I work properly as motivated when you get down to the military advanced training center, where all the injured guys are at and then we tell you something is just amazing. Because that's a tight knit group, and you're all working together and living together. going through the same thing with the with your spouse will do the same thing or children and having them to lean on. Plus, the staff at Walter Reed are just top notch physical therapists, occupational therapists, you know, in the driving of cyclists, the process everybody, it's just one well oiled machine, the doctors sorry and Walter Reed is a Brotherhood and having everybody that was injured. Like me, or you know, not like me with no arms legs, but like maybe missing the leg missing the arm, spinal cord injury, whatever. It was nice having them there because, you know, you feed off them, they still got the mentality of, you know, being in the service. Lita T 14:54 Right. Could you please tell us a little bit about the prosthetics that you're using now. And an add on question, I guess. Do you start out like a person that has an amputation? Do they start out with one type of a prosthetic and move on to different ones as they get acclimated to the use? Are there like prosthetic training wheels of sorts? Travis 15:16 Yeah, absolutely There are so we'll start with the hands the first one that I got called the mile electric I still use things that Dan that I have that but he only went for one hour a day and then it got progressively more and more so without I was on I want so like I've added on 20 hours or whatever, you know, up and up that long working or doing whatever. And they just, you know, it's muscle flex base. So I certain muscles blow it up into flex, but they muscle fat that rotate and download down fast. And it's pretty awesome because I mean, I could eat a sandwich, I can open the door, I could drive my truck, do everything I need to with that one hand that I wear on the left side, the right side. I'm so high up injured. I don't wear prosthetics on it. Unless I'm doing that. activities like downhill mountain biking, or kayaking, and things of that nature. Okay, snowboarding, I do all that stuff, which is pretty awesome, then. Oh yeah. And then as far as the prosthetic legs is definitely a training wheels type session where you start on short legs, so they mold your legs start on really short prosthetics and you got to rebuild everything from 250 pounds when I got injured to 140 pounds. I lost all my muscle mass. I couldn't roll right and left for sit up myself for a while there. So I had to regain all my core muscle and strength. And he started on shorter legs. So when you get stronger on those, it's basically like if you imagine where your kneecap is, there's a foot at the end of it for me it would have been difficult to deal with Sure, yeah. It and then you grow taller and taller to the point where you have straight legs that are like still so you're standing up as high as they're going to make you okay, I was six, three, almost six foot right now. I was you know, so they Currently, Sanchez Blitz offer safety and gravity and whatnot. And then they give you the legs I'm wearing now it's called x threes. And they're the top of the line. They're waterproof. They're Bluetooth, that have like a locking remote, much better angle. They have little computers in each leg. So they're microprocessors fitter. So every time I move over here and adjustments get made to keep me as upright as possible. And then the last thing is they have hydraulic brakes built in so when I go down the ramp, I can slow myself down. I find a lot of airplanes actually good motivational speaker. So when I go down on the jetway, I don't go bowling for people. Ron 17:36 So yeah, that in the video too. Right, right. Yeah, Jean 17:39 that's, that's incredible. Ron 17:42 was funny. One of the other things in the video talked about your prosthetic hand and your daughter's future boyfriend. I thought that was pretty humorous. Lita T 17:53 Yeah, tell us about that firsthand. Travis 17:55 Yeah, I got it. Yeah, keeping a Crown Royal bag in my closet. It was 45 pressure, and then 35 pounds of pressure. And the reason I keep in the closet is because when she's 16 her mom lets her go on a date, I'm gonna bring the handout. I'll probably you know, crush his hand, when he's crying I'm going to tell him "no fingerprints". But don't mess with me, bro. Let him go Lita T 18:15 (laughter) Travis 18:15 To subdue any, you know, Lita T 18:17 Questions that he might have had Travis 18:18 Ideas he was thinking about trying? My wife says I'm not gonna be able to do that. But, you know, we'll see. Lita T 18:19 Right right That's right, that's right Travis 18:27 And high school buddies like real good friends of mine are so excited because their kids get old enough they can't wait to buy me into the same thing. I'm like, I'm coming let's throw a party. That boys to style like Bad Boys 2 with Martin Lawrence, and Will Smith the show that day. Lita T 18:41 Sure, sure. Ron 18:42 Yeah, that's too funny. You just mentioned your friends. It's actually leads me into my next question. Your friends and family, including your wife. how supportive as they put you through this little this journey. Travis 18:58 Oh, I mean, stop that. I I definitely gain and lose friends through this and you know having my wife at my side every day was a reason I kept fighting to get better because she's not leaving me, then I gotta do my best to not be a burden. And you know a lot of places that she goes for other nonprofits maybe they bring up like, you know, the problems that have their husbands or issues they have their husbands. You know, some of the other spouses might say like, we can't do this because of that I felt like was Travis Travis Travis takes boys to gymnastics he runs around does grocery shopping when he when he can and things so I try to be everyday average normal husband, fathers, I can't be but then having you know, my friends, bear with me. And now with the foundation. I've been able to bring up a lot of really cool families that I want to help out. So we help all physically injured, sterilization spinal cord, service families and it's all free to them and it's all about Hey, get out out there be active in community and in your society, because some people aren't as open as me. And I think having support group that I had and having that I, I had to learn things like, like walking and stuff as I'm fortunately so successful in my everyday life. Lita T 20:17 Sure, sure. Ron 20:18 Oh, that's fantastic. That's fantastic. Lita T 20:20 Definitely. Travis, what do you wish people knew about amputees? I know that you say that, you know, go ahead and ask That's for you personally. But what do you wish people would know about amputees? Like the emotional changes that a person goes to you? So like, in other words, if somebody wanted to ask a question, but they were afraid to ask, you know, pretend like you're asked, answering those questions. What What did you have to go through emotionally? Jean 20:47 And I would say like, what, what do you wish they knew? Lita T 20:50 Right? Jean 20:50 Yeah. Travis 20:51 Well, I mean, honestly, for me, a lot of my buddies that I know rather than have the conversation than the looks, the stairs, and like the The awkward, you know, oh crap, they're looking at me I'm going to look back, or up at the ceiling or whatever and look back when they're not looking. So, really people they want to be delicate, which I appreciate I understand but, you know, everybody that I know is everyday, regular person, they just had some mishap at work but didn't change them, you know, into being this person that needs to be, you know, you know, babied around or, or ostracized I guess. So, you know, for me, why don't people know is like, have the conversation say Hey, how's it going? People ask me. It's a funny thing. Like, hey, Travis, you know, when I see someone like you, What do I say? I'm like, I usually say hi or hello Lita T 21:42 Exactly, exactly right, right Travis 21:45 And, you know, also, I'm trying to change the narrative. I say I'm recalibrate because my voice those out you want those wounded guys, it doesn't feel very good, don't have any more injuries. I have scars. So I'm trying to change the whole life. Word wounded, is that the negative to recalibrated it right? Lita T 22:03 Okay, Travis 22:03 based off a little bit. We're good to go. It's good. And then then also, I think that the term veteran in general has become kind of like, oh, you're one of the veterans Do you got that, you know, pts or what's wrong and I'm like, nothing I serve my country had a great time doing it, love my job, had a bad day at work. I gotta move on. So, you know, my foundation, we're actually expanding our program to help people get back on their feet. That may be something for PTS, things like that. Because I really truly feel that you know, you need to get help to get out of your own way to be successful, I'm fortunate. We're going to talk about that I run I own part owner and two, and I run one with my wife. So three businesses plus nonprofit that's very successful. Lita T 22:47 That's great. Jean 22:48 Well, we weren't must be very busy. Lita T 22:50 Yeah, I would say so. Yeah, well, yes, for sure. I'm getting back to the physical thing that you've been through. How many surgical procedures have have you had? Travis 23:02 I think 13 they said they 23:06 Yeah, 13 surgical procedures, maybe more, but I didn't have any. I didn't have any surgeries. Kind of weeks easily get with me What's up, let's go internal. Then I had my eardrum repaired, which was the worst surgery that I can remember. But and then besides for that, nothing too crazy. I was very fortunate and lucky there no infections or anything like that. Lita T 23:28 Do you think they'd be in the best physical condition that you were in prior to the injuries was what helped your recovery? Travis 23:36 I think so. I think it did. For sure. I was a weightlifter. I picked anything up that was heavy and put it down. You know, one of those meat is kind of nice. But I also I think it was on the battlefield. The reason I didn't lose my blood out and everything. I remained calm. I didn't get my heart rate up. I didn't freak out. I kept telling myself whatever happens happens. Not my call at the end of the day. So don't freak out. And I think that might have saved my life as well because instead of yelling, I don't want to die and freaking out and panicking, I just like to stay calm and ride this one out. So very fortunate that I'm kind of stuffing it in the best way possible, which are my thing. And the most worst way. Yes. All my family members, maybe. Jean 24:22 Well, yeah, that's, that is truly amazing. And it says a lot about who you are as a person who you were before, and who you who you have always been, and your injuries were in 2012. Do you still have like phantom limb pain? And is there anything that they can do to help treat that part of the injury? Travis 24:39 You know, it's great question and I can't reiterate the documentary and I wish I could, because I say that the academy coma I don't think I would do it again, which is I only did that. You know, the documentary was five months after my injury. In truth, the phantom limb pain I would 110% not be the person I am Today if I didn't have the ketamine colon Academy coma, they're doing a case study. And what they did was reset my brain to think that my nerves and where they were blown off and finally beat. And I, I have been absolutely pain medication free since October of 2012. I quit it cold turkey, and no pain medication. No medication whatsoever, actually, which is very unfortunate, but because of my case study they did. It's more of a common use process. And I have no phantom limb pain, no pain to speak up. And I'm very, very lucky. I know that so it's, you know, that's one thing that at the time when I said it in the documentary, I didn't know the results of it and now looking back like it was probably the best thing for me because my life is obstructed by anything, I don't live, you know, any medication and just keep pushing forward with with a pretty worryfree life. Lita T 25:58 It's amazing. Jean 25:59 Yeah, that's awesome. Ron 26:01 Try to watch the video that showed you and your modified truck. Oh, you know you still drive? What about any of your other recreational pursuits? Do you need adaptations? Or how do you how do you do done? Travis 26:15 Well, you know, luckily with the remote to my truck, and I click My legs are better your angles I can drive my truck No, no no problem and therefore a lot of us like to get into get adapted. I just kind of drove it every day and made it work with a steering wheel handle so I can drive most anything but I have a van that has ankles in it, which is awesome. And that that really helps out a lot too. So it's just a lot of fun that I get to do that and be able to drive again and stuff so I i guess i have a ranger in a golf cart. But there's no adaptions on those. I just kind of drive those. Jean 26:48 If you're going to be running that day. Is there do you switch out your prosthetics to make running Travis 26:54 You know what? Yeah, yeah, so I did I forgot to cover that. I went back and training was walking to look at my profit. But in truth, I have bicycle legs I've never used I'm going to set them up one day very excited about this. I'm running late. I have both. I have worked out a little short workout legs. And then I have different hands and attachment. I mean, it's I have a bowling arm. I think I'm going to use this weekend. My daughter's birthday party thing she's doing with all their friends and their, you know, whatever. And I have a pool table arms. I can't wait to get a pool table. I'm telling you what, Ron 27:26 (laughter) Travis 27:27 kind of exciting but yeah, there's definitely different adaption, Lita T 27:30 okay, Travis 27:31 there are adaptations that they have. And it's kind of like it's weird, but like, just like on Amazon, you go and set the book. You're like, oh, that activity looks fun. And see if I get one of those. I have I have a like a 10 inch butcher knife. So I can carve a turkey to be honest. I haven't covered a lot of turkeys. But it's very sharp. And you got to be very careful on the walking thing because it's like running with scissors. Lita T 27:52 Oh, yeah. Travis 27:54 But yeah, we have all that stuff. And I'm so grateful that there's some geniuses and bright minds out there. That put this together to make it possible for Lita T 28:01 for sure. Ron 28:02 Well, Travis, if you don't already, if you don't do scuba diving or you haven't done archery and you are interested, let's talk later because I'm involved in both of those activities for people with disabilities. Travis 28:17 I appreciate that. Yeah, Ron 28:19 for what I've seen you do a lot, but I wanted to throw that out. There is another. I don't know something else you could add to the resume. Lita T 28:26 Right, right. Travis 28:27 Yeah, so I've done archery, and I'm okay with that. You know, it's not something again, knock knock on the arrow part gets me kinda. So like, my biggest stubbornness I have. If I can't do it by myself, then it's like, I don't really want to do it. So I'm getting some, some rifle setup so I can go, I like to skeet shoot you right. It's target shoot. But also, my next goal is already been skydiving a few times I show my airplanes but since I've been injured I've been skydiving twice, my next goal and here's where being you can can collaborate. I'm gonna go you know, cage diving with a great white sharks. I just I'm so afraid of sharks. I face my fears and I cannot wait to jump in that cage with those with sharks all around the but I want the big ones off this, you know the Cape of you know, of South Africa I want Ron 29:14 certainly that. That's one of my bucket list items. I just say I don't want that to be the last item on my bucket list if you know what I mean Lita T 29:20 (laughter) okay. Jean 29:22 Yeah, you two have fun Travis 29:23 You've got to live a little bit Lita T 29:25 I'll be up on the boat with the spear gun and I'll be keeping an eye out for you. Jean 29:30 Wow. Travis 29:31 Yeah, drinking the rum punch. I love it Lita T 29:35 Somebody getting on shotgun. Jean 29:36 Yep. Travis 29:37 Oh, I get it. Jean 29:39 That's you guys are hilarious. But yeah, you guys don't have to work that out with Dive. Heart. Travis, what is the future of prosthetics look like and what do you hope to see with future prosthetic devices? Travis 29:53 You know, the prosthetics are quite amazing. They have prosthetics that your hands that each finger moves instead of just Like the two fingers, like, you know, like he can add a little motor I'm looking for those get more durable, which is exciting, but also then hooking to like, your nerves and all that so that they can, you know, sense what your muscles would would actually be flexing to open your hand and close it. But I think also what I'm excited about a step further than prosthetics is they're doing stuff called osteo integration where they they're hollowing out your humor bone and hooking a rod to it and a rod inside your skin like your feet do. And then you connect your feet on it, and you can take them off. And then kind of lastly is the stem cell stuff, which is so intriguing to me because they're regrowing people's like one guy like regrew his thumb, so that they're saying they're probably able to regrow people's arms and legs in the near future. Like we're talking 5/10 years. Lita T 30:47 Wow. Travis 30:48 We're just I mean mind blowing, right? Lita T 30:50 oh yeah wow, Travis 30:51 yeah, I'm gonna be the first one to do it. But I'm saying it's just it's just amazing that the progression right when the first guy made a prosthetic Civil War thing or got started, because he lost his leg to a cannon, or infection or a gunshot, something to do with civil war. But now, I mean, bionic stuff is just impressive. So sky's the limit. If I was a Vietnam era veteran on the battlefield medicine or technology that we had have today, very rarely where a guy like me ever make it, very low percentage. And now, because of the wars and because of technology and the time that we live in, I live a pretty normal life. Like, I mean, you know, I, I went down and did a federal meeting today at a building that was like a day to day and I had I went to the gym and ran to the outdoors, the laces running at the gym. Pretty cool, right? Lita T 31:41 Absolutely. Jean 31:42 And very inspiring Travis 31:44 And I think i think i think the big thing is, you know, to stay to stay humble, because I don't want to ask for too much. It's just so fortunate and lucky to have what's out there on the market right now. Jean 31:55 Sure, sure. But I guess you know, as far as the future of prosthetics, the designer Definitely want to hear from the individuals who will be using them to see what is it that you guys need? Travis 32:05 Oh, absolutely there for dreams for sure. Ron 32:09 Travis older veterans day name require amputations due to medical complications, like diabetes, or something like that. Have you interacted with any of these older vets to talk with them and give them an idea of what to expect after amputation? Travis 32:27 Well, I mean, I get it. I get some conversations, right? A lot of like, one on one counseling like that. But if I go to the VA to do a checkup or something, when I see somebody and ask the questions I answer or someone at the grocery store that, you know, I, you know, have the conversation. So a big thing is people emailing my website, and they'll ask me like, Hey, you know, I got this going on. I was thinking, maybe I should just cut my leg off. What do you think I'm like, I'm not the guy. Like, that's not my Yeah, my expertise, but I'll tell you, that, you know, there's different prothestics out there make your life better if that ends up being the diagnosis or what happened. So, I'll try to get as much information but I want to make it sound like oh, it's Rick, hack that thing off. Let's call it a day. Right? But um, as far as people that are suffering you know, I know people use my use my website TravisMills.org for a lot of inspiration. And they go on my Facebook, which is all like tagged SSG Travis, because when they go to my Facebook page or my Instagram they'll see fun videos of me and my wife children or or meet my buddy or things like that and then they can you know, they can find out Hey, life goes on. That's what this whole podcast about some happen. Keep pushing forward. And that's kind of the message that we always we always project I'm always speak about resiliency and about, you know, overcoming life's obstacles. And it's just, it's a lot of fun for me, so I'll have the conversation, but it's not something I do what I want to accomplish. Lita T 33:54 Well, speaking of resiliency, you were obviously able to draw on an incredible Internal Strength just to survive that incident. Could you tell us more about your mantra of never give up? never quit? How did you come up with that? And can that work for everyone? Travis 34:11 Absolutely. It can work for everybody in the way that I kind of started in the hole. Never go never quit was I was working out. I looked all skinny and sickly and their staff say Do you wanna take a break? And I said, I'm never gonna give up I'm never gonna quit. And you know when I say my wife on my side, my daughter being there helped me walk again. In my driving force. My parents my in laws. My father in law, I didn't really know him that well really, right. Like, we talked about the weather, a lot sports but lived near him or was nowhere near him. When I grew up. He moved in the hospital with me, we became really close friends now. I mean, we're best friends. We travel all over the nation together. But it's just it's ingrained in my head that you just keep pushing forward. You can't just let your situation that you're living in now the outcome of your life and let me just Like the military, I always strive for more promotions and higher rank and do better and things like that and the best time of my life. So, you know, I don't want to sit stagnant. You got to keep moving. And that's kind of how I got the slogan. And now I live by it because I know that there's no not one but two children that look up to me every day. And I need to make sure they know like, hey, look, if you fall down, you got to get back up and keep going forward. Jean 35:24 It's once again, amazing, Lita T 35:27 Hooah! Ron 35:30 Could you tell us a little bit more about the movie a soldier's story? Travis 35:34 Yeah. So this documentary was created because people in Texas saw my story on I think Fox News, one of the new stations, and they thought was pretty cool. And they realized quite early in our conversations to have go room to room and meet people like me and the people that came into the hospital, and they wanted to film and we decided, you know what, let's just go ahead and do a short documentary half hour long and then it turned into an hour long documentary and became a film that that was actually that was done and about seven days, maybe nine days of filming. Yeah, there's a lot of iPhone footage of that cotton edit from Kelsey phone, which was great. But they did reenact with some of the interviews and all that just like in nine days, so. Lita T 36:16 Oh, yeah, I was, that was a heart wrenching. A heart wrenching movie. We watched it just before we started the interview. We wanted to make sure that we were in the right frame of mind, and I don't know if that helped. Oh, Jean 36:29 yeah, it was all it was us in a box of tissue. Yeah, but there were a lot of smiles. Lita T 36:34 Yeah, yeah, I knew how it ended so that was the only reason I said it's got a good ending. Jean 36:38 Yeah, Lita T 36:39 it's gonna be a good movie. Jean 36:40 It's gonna work out it's gonna be okay. Lita T 36:42 Yeah, Travis 36:43 I know it kind of sad for the first half hour. Lita T 36:45 Yeah, it was a it was a it was a rough beginning. Travis 36:49 And then now I actually unfortunate where we have, or I guess I have a book "AS Tough As They Come" It's a New York Times bestseller. I have a book out, and it might be made into an actual motion. picture, which is exciting, but can't count your chickens before they hatch. So we're playing it day by day and see how it goes. Lita T 37:07 Sure, sure. Can you tell our listeners about your family now? So you've got two children and how have you adapted to life together as and does this amputee getting away? I mean, are you just a husband and a dad? Travis 37:26 I mean there's two answers to that I guess it didn't patient or my disability or you want to call it it does give away something like my daughter's in soccer. I'd love to be in the backyard keep the ball around and running. But I did that for the first year when she was like five cheaper soccer but now I can't keep up so I kind of watch her you know, from the side but doesn't really get in my way. I get on the trampoline with my kid but I still do a backflip we get into the floor the lake and swim around so don't really hold me up and I still do daddy daughter dances and things like that Lita T 37:59 oh that's sweet Travis 38:00 My wife, you know, she's unsung hero of everything. She doesn't like the limelight as much. But, you know, she's one keeps us all together the glue that holds it and she's been phenomenal. You know, she's taking my side and helped me out like today before we left, I still need help put my legs on. So she had to put my legs on, she doesn't complain about that she just, It's just normal now. So like, when I wake up, you know, my legs go on in my pants or whatever. But it doesn't hold me back from being a father or a parent. You know, I'm the one that takes your gymnastics, and my son and I wrestle around. This is a lot of fun. So I guess we have the same family dynamic that we were always going to have. You know, I'm, you know, active with the kids and my wife and I still do things as a family. It's just different because I'm not able to do as much sports stuff as I'd like to because I used to be very athletic. Lita T 38:55 But at least you've been there. You know the tips. You know, you know what to tell you kids how to do it. You can train them, you can coach them, you can guide them, because you've already done it. And Travis 39:08 absolutely, give me excuses. I'm not sure that excuses will work with me, like, really, really fully Ron 39:19 add here and kind of in the same boat with you a little bit too old, so I can't keep up with my kid. But I've done it before I can talk with them. I can explain to them, but I certainly can't keep up with them. They're young. You know? Travis 39:33 You're doing better than me, Ron I mean, I fell apart at 25 you know, I got two feet in the grave now. 32 years old. There you go. Jean 39:40 I don't know if that's quite true Ron 39:42 I finally heard that, finally caught it. Again, I know the humor in the community can be pretty pretty intense, huh? Jean 39:50 Yeah, you guys. Yeah. quite quite the comedian there. Lita T 39:53 I gotta close my mouth now, Jean 39:55 yeah. Okay. Ron 39:56 Yeah, hopefully we'll talk afterwards. There. You Jean 40:01 Do you have any tips hints and helpful advice for our listeners, or someone who's recently had an amputation or waiting to have one or their family members? Travis 40:10 For you, I don't just sit here with amputations. I'll tell you what I tell all the audiences I speak to. I travel with you know, all over the nation. The two things I leave won't get off stage since the two left crap where because, you know, I went from this athletic six foot three lift weights every day, big, stocky, strong guy to, you know, have no arms and legs, and everything. So the first thing I tell people is don't dwell in the past. I sit in hospital bed and close my eyes and hope we pray that this never happened. And think how I go back in time, how do I change this? And you know, it took what two three weeks then when I finally realized that it does me no good living in the past is never going to change anything. So instead of dwelling on it, I remember this 25 years I have arms and like they're phenomenal and I've had seven amazing times and then I also take it step further and tell people that you can't control your situation. But you can always control your attitude. So for me, my situation is I wake up every morning with no arms, no legs, right then that's how I am. But my attitude, I'm fortunate, my daughter, Chloe to run down with no, if I'm not already awake, I jumped my wheelchair, I throw my arm on, right, we go downstairs, and we have our breakfast. And then I'm able to go ahead and go about my day. So instead of letting my situation dictate how I feel, I just realized that hey, I'm so lucky to be here and so fortunate because I have a lot of guys that make it back home to their families, that I might as well have a great attitude about every day I get to be here because you know, they're no longer with us and their sacrifices so much bear in mind. And I think if you get by those two life life lessons that I've been, you know, that I've learned and I live by pretty, pretty positive, upbeat, average, you know, great day. Hi, everybody. Sorry about the great day Jean 41:59 Yeah. Lita T 42:00 good attitude Jean 42:01 is wonderful. Ron 42:03 Yeah, attitude is definitely a big factor. Travis, you do have quite the following of people. You want to give a plug for your book or your podcast? Jean 42:13 I can't believe you also have a podcast Wow. Travis 42:16 You know, I do but we're just getting it off the ground. We did a little a couple, you know, test episodes and pilots, but now we're going to go ahead and and change out the format to be great. And, you know, I'm really excited about that. So, yeah, if anybody gets bored and want to check it out, check out Travis mills.org. For otter Travis Mills needs and we'll just kind of go from there. Okay, there you go. That's, that's great. That's, that's that's wonderful. And we hope our listeners do check that out. We cannot thank you enough for joining our show today. It's been a pleasure having you on Yes, definitely. Yeah, absolutely appreciate you guys having me. I hope you guys have won frustrated day and excited to be a part of this. You know, this episode. Your phenomenal podcast here. Lita T 43:01 Thank you Travis for joining our show. And I hope others can find strength by listening to your story because that's the goal of our podcast. Jean 43:10 Yeah. And it's extremely inspiring, Lita T 43:12 very Travis 43:14 Thanks so much, much appreciated. Lita T 43:15 You're welcome. If our listeners have any questions or comments related to today's show, they can contact us at podcast email@example.com do our website podcast dx calm and Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest or Instagram. Jean 43:28 And if you have a moment to spare, please give us a review wherever you get your podcast. As always, keep in mind that this podcast is not intended to be a substitute for professional medical advice, diagnosis or treatment. Always seek the advice of your physician or other qualified healthcare provider with a any questions you may have regarding a medical condition or treatment in before undertaking a new health care regime and never disregard professional medical advice or delay in seeking it because of something you've heard on this podcast Lita T 43:49 till next week.
A young bride tragically dies only four years after getting married. Shortly there after, she comes back to haunt a chest of drawers (tansu). The family is confused and worried and call for a priest to help them out. The priest decides to spend the night a find out what what is making this ghost stick around. Listen to find out what secrets she holds. Source: KWAIDAN: Stories and Studies of Strange Things By Lafcadio Hearn Music: 三段の調 (three-stage key) by 久本玄智 (Genchi Hisamoto) Sound FX: ketagawa00.mp3 by morewaves (freesound.org) creative commons Narrator: Dustin Steichmann Podcast Shoutout: Japan Distilled Join drinks authors @christopherpellegrini & @shochu_danji for a deep dive into Japanese distilled spirits. Available on iTunes & elsewhere. Listener Shoutout: Osaka Japan --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/sandman-stories/message
Sharing her experiences of growing up in Alabama, going to college at Auburn University, enjoying her youth and eventually getting pregnant. Being a Mormon girl and now getting pregnant was not a part of her plans. Kate shares vulnerably her story through sexuality, pregnancy, marriage, divorce and her struggles through all of it. Moving back to Utah was an interesting experience for Kate at a young age as she ended up working as the VP of the Orem Utah institute for the church worldwide. Sitting at the table with some 'high up' people in the mormon church Kate saw more the business side of religion. She witnessed the members being a lot more intellectual than using prayer and heart. Shortly into her 11 year marriage Kate felt alone, then had a difficult time getting pregnant and having several miscarriages. After being told to bridle her tongue by her bishop through the end of her marriage, Kate knew she was done with religion and her marriage.Sharing her tools that she has learned, especially with womb health, is beautiful. You will want to listen to this beautiful story!Connect with Kate! Find her on IG @katestrongworld or on her website www.mystrongworld.comMake sure we are connected! Sign up for my emails at www.amandajoyloveland.com
Brett and Jessica Crisp have been married for over a decade and have a 9-year-old adopted son. They served as licensed foster parents with Children's Home Society of North Carolina from 2016 to 2020. Through their experiences as adoptive parents and former foster parents, they have become advocates for reunification, as well as parents and foster parents working together.SHOW NOTES00:01:25 | How do children in foster care bond with foster parents? 00:03:38 | Hear from the Crisps' about the first visitation with London's parents as they recall seeing their joy in seeing their daughter, but also fear of letting their guards down. 00:08:28 | At what point did the Crisps' relationship with London's parents take a turn? 00:19:00 | As London's parents and the Crisps' relationship improved over time, both families found themselves having a deep connection. 00:21:31 | The court issues a continuance on London's case for an additional three months after a 14-month separation. 00:23:27 | How can foster care families advocate for birth parents and families? 00:28:08 | London's case is suddenly dropped and the Crisps are told that within a day, she needs to go home to her birth parents. 00:34:04 | Shortly after London reunified with her birth family, her parents reach out to the Crisps to stay connected. 00:39:15 | What do the Crisps want people to learn and take away from their story? RESOURCESGrowing Families through Foster Care to Permanency | Children's Home Society of North Carolina Working With the Courts for Permanency | Child Welfare Information Gateway Birth Parent/Foster Parent Relationships to Support Family Reunification | Child Welfare Information Gateway Connect with us and support us by...Rating and reviewing the showSupporting our show through PaypalVisiting our podcast website for more contentFollowing Institute for Family on Facebook, Instagram, LinkedIn, and Twitter
In this week's episode Coach Blu speaks to Ian "The Hurricane" Heinisch. Listen to this powerful story as the Hurricane nickname not only embodies his fighting style but also symbolizes the whirlwind of a journey this young fighter has faced outside of the cage. Heinisch recalled being deported from Canada back to the U.S. while working there illegally. Instead of finding legal work in the states, he ended up getting into the drug trade. Heinisch then left his family and hopped on a Greyhound to Indiana. Shortly after arriving, Heinsch traveled to New York then on to Amsterdam. Drug trafficking from Spain to South America. Getting caught with a kilo of cocaine and imprisoned at Canary Islands. After his release, returning to New York he was ultimately taken into custody to serve his time at Rikers Island. Ian worked on himself and after serving his time he fought back and became a middleweight MMA Champion. Ian will show you that you never give up on what you truly want in life. Please join Addict to Athlete's Patreon support page and help us turn the mess of addiction into the message of sobriety! https://www.patreon.com/addicttoathlete For more information on Team Addict to Athlete and Addiction Recovery Podcasts please visit our website. https://www.AddictToAthlete.org
In this week's episode Coach Blu Speaks to Ian "The Hurricane" Heinisch. Listen to this powerful story as the Hurricane nickname not only embodies his fighting style but also symbolizes the whirlwind of a journey this young fighter has faced outside of the cage. Heinisch recalled being deported from Canada back to the U.S. while working there illegally. Instead of finding legal work in the states, he ended up getting into the drug trade. Heinisch then left his family and hopped on a Greyhound bus to Indiana. Shortly after arriving in Indiana, Heinsch traveled to New York before ending up in Amsterdam. “New York, to Amsterdam with about 1,000 bucks in my pocket, didn't know anyone. It was kind of a dream I had to backpack the world and this was kind of the big push that says it's time to go.” Ian will absolutely show you that you never give up on what you truly want in life. Please join Addict to Athlete's Patreon support page and help us turn the mess of addiction into the message of sobriety! https://www.patreon.com/addicttoathlete For more information on Team Addict to Athlete and Addiction Recovery Podcasts please visit our website. https://www.AddictToAthlete.org
Sins Of Omission: The AZT Scandal By Celia Farber Spin Nov. 1989 On a cold January day in 1987, inside one of the brightly-lit meeting rooms of the monstrous FDA building, a panel of 11 top Aids doctors pondered a very difficult decision. They had been asked by the FDA to consider giving lightning-quick approval to a highly toxic drug about which there was very little information. Clinically called Zidovudine, but nicknamed AZT after its components, the drug was said to have shown a dramatic effect on the survival of Aids patients. The study that had brought the panel together had set the medical community abuzz. It was the first flicker of hope - people were dying much faster on the placebo than on the drug. But there were tremendous concerns about the new drug. It had actually been developed a quarter of a century earlier as a cancer chemotherapy, but was shelved and forgotten because it was so toxic, very expensive to produce, and totally ineffective against cancer. Powerful, but unspecific, the drug was not selective in its cell destruction. Drug companies around the world were sifting through hundreds of compounds in the race to find a cure, or at least a treatment, for Aids. Burroughs Wellcome, a subsidiary of Wellcome, a British drug company, emerged as the winner. By chance, they sent the failed cancer drug, then known as Compound S, to the National Cancer Institute along with many others to see if it could slay the Aids dragon, HIV. In the test tube at least, it did. At the meeting, there was a lot of uncertainty and discomfort with AZT. The doctors who had been consulted knew that the study was flawed and that the long-range effects were completely unknown. But the public was almost literally baying at the door. Understandably, there was immense pressure on the FDA to approve AZT even more quickly than they had approved thalidomide in the mid-60s, which ended up causing drastic birth defects. Everybody was worried about this one. To approve it, said Ellen Cooper, an FDA director, would represent a "significant and potentially dangerous departure from our normal toxicology requirements." Just before approving the drug, one doctor on the panel, Calvin Kunin, summed up their dilemma. "On the one hand," he said, "to deny a drug which decreases mortality in a population such as this would be inappropriate. On the other hand, to use this drug widely, for areas where efficacy has not been demonstrated, with a potentially toxic agent, might be disastrous." "We do not know what will happen a year from now," said panel chairman Dr. Itzhak Brook. "The data is just too premature, and the statistics are not really well done. The drug could actually be detrimental." A little later, he said he was also "struck by the facts that AZT does not stop deaths. Even those who were switched to AZT still kept dying." "I agree with you," answered another panel member, "There are so many unknowns. Once a drug is approved there is no telling how it could be abused. There's no going back." Burroughs Wellcome reassured the panel that they would provide detailed two-year follow-up data, and that they would not let the drug get out of its intended parameters: as a stopgap measure for very sick patients. Dr. Brook was not won over by the promise. "If we approve it today, there will not be much data. There will be a promise of data," he predicted, "but then the production of data will be hampered." Brook's vote was the only one cast against approval. 'There was not enough data, not enough follow-up," Brook recalls. "Many of the questions we asked the company were answered by, 'We have not analyzed the data yet,' or 'We do not know.' I felt that there was some promising data, but I was very worried about the price being paid for it. The side effects were so very severe. It was chemotherapy. Patients were going to need blood transfusions. That's very serious. "The committee was tending to agree with me," says Brook, "that we should wait a little bit, be more cautious. But once the FDA realized we were intending to reject it, they applied political pressure. At about 4 p.m., the head of the FDA's Center for Drugs and Biologics asked permission to speak, which is extremely unusual. Usually they leave us alone. But he said to us, 'Look, if you approve the drug, we can assure you that we will work together with Burroughs Wellcome and make sure the drug is given to the right people.' It was like saying 'please do it.'" Brad Stone, FDA press officer, was at that meeting. He says he doesn't recall that particular speech, but that there is nothing 'unusual" about FDA officials making such speeches at advisory meetings. "The people in that meeting approved the drug because the data the company had produced proved it was prolonging life. Sure it was toxic, but they concluded that the benefits clearly outweighed the risks." The meeting ended. AZT, which several members of the panel still felt uncomfortable with and feared could be a time bomb, was approved. Flash forward: August 17, 1989. Newspapers across America banner-headlined that AZT had been "proven to be effective in HIV antibody-positive, asymptomatic and early ARC patients," even through one of the panel's main concerns was that the drug should only be used in a last-case scenario for critically-ill AIDS patients, due to the drug's extreme toxicity. Dr. Anthony Fauci, head of the National Institutes of Health (NIH), was now pushing to expand prescription. The FDA's traditional concern had been thrown to the wind. Already the drug had spread to 60 countries and an estimated 20.000 people. Not only had no new evidence allayed the initial concerns of the panel, but the follow-up data, as Dr. Brook predicted, had fallen by the waysite. The beneficial effects of the drug had been proven to be temporary. The toxicity, however stayed the same. The majority of those in the AIDS afflicted and medical communities held the drug up as the first breakthrough on AIDS. For better or worse, AZT had been approved faster than any drug in FDA history, and activists considered it a victory. The price paid for the victory, however, was that almost all government drug trials, from then on, focused on AZT - while over 100 other promising drugs were left uninvestigated. Burroughs Wellcome stock went through the roof when the announcement was made. At a price of $8,000 per patient per year (not including blood work and transfusions), AZT is the most expensive drug ever marketed. Burroughs Wellcome's gross profits for next year are estimated at $230 million. Stock market analysts predict that Burroughs Wellcome may be selling as much as $2 billion worth of AZT, under the brand name Retrovir, each year by the mid-1990s - matching Burroughs Wellcome's total sales for all its products last year. AZT is the only antiretroviral drug that has received FDA approval for treatment of AIDS since the epidemic began 10 years ago, and the decision to approve it was based on a single study that has long been declared invalid. The study was intended to be a "double-blind placebo-controlled study," the only kind of study that can effectively prove whether or not a drug works. In such a study, neither patient nor doctor is supposed to know if the patient is getting the drug or a placebo. In the case of AZT, the study became unblinded on all sides, after just a few weeks. Both sides of the contributed to the unblinding. It became obvious to doctors who was getting what because AZT causes such severe side effects that AIDS per se does not. Furthermore, a routine blood count known as CMV, which clearly shows who is on the drug and who is not, wasn't whited out in the reports. Both of these facts were accepted and confirmed by both the FDA and Burroughs Wellcome, who conducted the study. Many of the patients who were in the trial admitted that they had analyzed their capsules to find out whether they were getting the drug. If they weren't, some bought the drug on the underground market. Also, the pills were supposed to be indistinguishable by taste, but they were not. Although this was corrected early on, the damage was already done. There were also reports that patients were pooling pills out solidarity to each other. The study was so severely flawed that its conclusions must be considered, by the most basic scientific standards, unproven. The most serious problem with the original study, however, is that it was never completed. Seventeen weeks in the study, when more patients had died in the placebo group, the study was stopped short, and all subjects were put on AZT, no scientific study can ever be conducted to prove unequivocally whether AZT does prolong life. Dr. Brook, who voted against approval, warned at the time that AZT, being the only drug available for doctors to prescribe to AIDS patients, would probably have a runaway effect. Approving it prematurely, he said, would be like "letting the genie out of the bottle." Brook pointed out that since the drug is a form of chemotherapy, it should only be prescribed by doctors who have experience with chemotherapeutic drugs. Because of the most severe toxic effects of AZT - cell depletion of the bone marrow - patients would need frequent blood transfusions. As it happened, AZT was rampantly prescribed as soon as it was released, way beyond its purported parameters. The worst-case scenario had come true: Doctors interviewed by the New York Times later in 1987 revealed that they were already giving AZT to healthy people who had tested positive for antibodies to HIV. The FDA's function is to weigh a drug's efficacy against its potential hazards. The equation is simple and obvious: A drug must unquestionably repair more than it damages, otherwise the drug itself may cause more harm than the disease it is supposed to fight. Exactly what many doctors and scientists fear is happening with AZT. AZT was singled out among hundreds of compounds when Dr. Sam Broder, the head of the National Cancer Institutes (NCI), found that it "inhibited HIV viral replication in vitro." AIDS is considered a condition of immune suppression caused by the HIV virus replicating and eating its way into T-4 cells, which are essential to the immune system. HIV is a retrovirus which contains an enzyme called reverse transcriptase that converts viral RNA to DNA. AZT was thought to work by interrupting this DNA synthesis, thus stopping further replication of the virus. While it was always known that the drug was exceedingly toxic, the first study concluded that 'the risk/benefits ratio was in favour of the patient." In the study that won FDA approval for AZT, the one fact that swayed the panel of judges was that the AZT group outlived the placebo group by what appeared to be a landslide. The ace card of the study, the one that cancelled out the issue of the drug's enormous toxicity, was that 19 persons had died in the placebo group and only one in the AZT group. The AZT recipients were also showing a lower incidence of opportunistic infections. While the data staggered the panel that approved the drug, other scientists insisted that it meant nothing - because it was so shabbily gathered, and because of the unblinding. Shortly after the study was stopped, the death rate accelerated in the AZT group. "There was no great difference after a while," says Dr. Brook, "between the treated and the untreated group." "That study was so sloppily done that it really didn't mean much," says Dr. Joseph Sonnabend, a leading New York City AIDS doctor. Dr. Harvey Bialy, scientific editor of the journal Biotechnology, is stunned by the low quality of science surrounding AIDS research. When asked if he had seen any evidence of the claims made for AZT, that it "prolongs life" in AIDS patients, Bialy said, "No. I have not seen a published study that is rigorously done, analyzed and objectively reported." Bialy, who is also a molecular biologist, is horrified by the widespread use of AZT, not just because it is toxic, but because, he insists, the claims its widespread use are based upon are false. "I can't see how this drug could be doing anything other than making people very sick," he says. The scientific facts about AZT and AIDS are indeed astonishing. Most ironically, the drug has been found to accelerate the very process it was said to prevent: the loss of T-4 cells. "Undeniably, AZT kills T-4 cells [white blood cells vital to the immune system]" says Bialy. "No one can argue with that. AZT is a chain-terminating nucleotide, which means that it stops DNA replication. It seeks out any cell that is engaged in DNA replication and kills it. The place where most of this replication is taking place is the bone marrow. That's why the most common and severe side effect of the drug is bone marrow toxicity. That is why they [patients] need blood transfusions." AZT has been aggressively and repeatedly marketed as a drug that prolongs survival in AIDS patients because it stops the HIV virus from replicating and spreading to healthy cells. But, says Bialy: "There is no good evidence that HIV actively replicates in a person with AIDS, and if there's isn't much HIV replication in a person with AIDS, and if there isn't much HIV replication to stop, it's mostly killing healthy cells." University of California at Berkeley scientist Dr. Peter Duesberg drew the same conclusion in a paper published in the Proceedings, the journal of the National Academy of Sciences. Duesberg, whose paper addressed his contention that HIV is not a sufficient cause for AIDS, wrote: "Even if HIV were to cause AIDS, it would hardly be legitimate target for AZT therapy, because in 70 to 100 percent of antibody positive persons, proviral DNA is not detectable... and its biosynthesis has never been observed." As a chemotherapeutic drug, explained Duesberg, explained Duesberg, AZT "kills dividing blood cells and other cells," and is thus "directly immunosuppressive." "The cell is almost a million-fold bigger target than the virus, so the cell will be much, much more sensitive," says Duesberg. "Only very few cells, about one in 10,000 are actively making the virus containing DNA, so you must kill incredibly large numbers of cells to inhibit the virus. This kind of treatment could only theoretically help if you have a massive infection, which is not the case with AIDS. Meanwhile, they're giving this drug that ends up killing millions of lymphocytes [white blood cells]. It's beyond me how that could possibly be beneficial." "It doesn't really kill them," Burroughs Wellcome scientists Sandra Lehrman argues. "You don't necessarily have to destroy the cell, you can just change the function of it. Furthermore, while the early data said that the only very few cells were infected, new data says that there may be more cells infected. We have more sensitive detection techniques now." "Changes their function? From what - functioning to not functioning? Another example of mediocre science," says Bialy. "The 'sensitive detection technique' to which Dr. Lehrman refers, PCR, is a notoriously unreliable one upon which to base quantitative conclusions." When specific questions about the alleged mechanisms of AZT are asked, the answers are long, contradictory, and riddled with unknowns. Every scientific point raised about the drug is eventually answered with the blanket response, "The drug is not perfect, but it's all we have right now." About the depletion of T-4 cells and other white cells, Lehrman says, "We don't know why T-4 cells go up at first, and then go down. That is one of the drug mechanisms that we are trying to understand." When promoters of AZT are pressed on key scientific points, whether at the NIH, FDA, Burroughs Wellcome or an AIDS organization, they often become angry. The idea that the drug is "doing something," even though this is invariably followed with irritable admissions that there are "mechanisms about the drug and disease we don't understand," is desperately clung to. It is as if, in the eye of the AIDS storm, the official, government-agency sanctioned position is immunized against critique. Skepticism and challenge, so essential to scientific endeavour, is not welcome in the AZT debate, where it is arguably needed more than anywhere else. The toxic effects of AZT, particularly bone marrow suppression and anemia, are so severe that up to 50 percent of all AIDS and ARC patients cannot tolerate it and have to be taken off it. In the approval letter that Burroughs Wellcome sent to the FDA, all of 50 additional side effects of AZT, aside from the most common ones, were listed. These included: loss of mental acuity, muscle spasms, rectal bleeding and tremors. Anemia one of AZT's common side effects, is the depletion of red blood cells, and according to Duesberg, "Red blood cells are the one thing you cannot do without. Without red cells, you cannot pick up oxygen." Fred, a person with AIDS, was put on AZT and suffered such severe anemia from the drug he had to be taken off it. In an interview in the AIDS handbook Surviving and Thriving With AIDS, he described what anemia feels like to the editor Michael Callen: "I live in a studio and my bathroom is a mere five-step walk from my be. I would just lie there for two hours; I couldn't get up to take those five steps. When I was taken to the hospital, I had to have someone come over to dress me. It's that kind of severe fatigue... The quality of my life was pitiful... I've never felt so bad... I stopped the AZT and the mental confusion, the headaches, the pains in the neck, the nausea, all disappeared within a 24-hour period." "I feel very good at this point," Fred went on. "I feel like the quality of my life was a disaster two weeks ago. And it really was causing a great amount of fear in me, to the point where I was taking sleeping pills to calm down. I was so worried. I would totally lose track of what I was saying in the middle of a sentence. I would lose my directions on the street." "Many AIDS patients are anemic even before they receive the drug." Says Burroughs Wellcome's Dr. Lehrman, "because HIV itself can infect the bone marrow and cause anemia." This argument betrays a bizarre reasoning. If AIDS patients are already burdened with the problems such as immune suppression, bone marrow toxicity and anemia, is compounding these problems an improvement? "Yes AZT is a form of chemotherapy." Says the man who invented the compound a quarter-century ago, Jerome Horowitz. "It is cytotoxic, and as such, it causes bone marrow toxicity and anemia. There are problems with the drug. It's not perfect. But I don't think anybody would agree that AZT is of no use. People can holler from now until doomsday that it is toxic, but you have to go with the results." The results, finally and ironically, are what damns AZT. Several studies on the clinical effects of AZT - including the one that Burroughs Wellcome's approval was based on - have drawn the same conclusion: that AZT is effective for a few months, but that its effect drops of sharply after that. Even the original AZT study showed that T-4 cells went up for a while and then plummeted. HIV levels went down, and then came back up. This fact was well-known when the advisory panel voted for approval. As panel member Dr. Stanley Lemon said in the meeting, "I am left with the nagging thought after seeing several of these slides, that after 16 to 24 weeks - 12 to 16 weeks, I guess - the effect seems to be declining." A follow-up meeting, two years after the original Burroughs Wellcome study, was scheduled to discuss the long range effects of AZT, and the survival statistics. As one doctor present at that meeting in May 1988 recall, "They hadn't followed up the study. Anything that looked beneficial was gone within half a year. All they had were some survival statistics averaging 44 weeks. The p24 didn't pan out and there was no persistent improvement in the T-4 cells." HIV levels in the blood are measured by an antigen called p24. Burroughs Wellcome made the claim that AZT lowered this level, that is, lowered the amount of HIV in the blood. At the first FDA meeting, Burroughs Wellcome emphasized how the drug had "lowered" the p24 levels; at the follow-up meeting, they didn't mention it. As that meeting was winding down, Dr. Michael Lange, head of the AIDS program at St. Luke's-Roosevelt Hospital in New York, spoke up about this. "The claim of AZT is made on the fact that it is supposed to have an antiviral effect," he said to Burroughs Wellcome, "and on this we have seen no data at all... Since there is a report in the Lancet [a leading British medical journal] that after 20 weeks or so, in many patients p24 came back, do you have any data on that?" They didn't. "What counts is the bottom line," one of the scientists representing Burroughs Wellcome summed up, "the survival, the neurologic function, the absence of progression and the quality of life, all of which are better. Whether you call it better because of some antiviral effect, or some other antibacterial effect, they are still better." Dr. Lange suggested that the drug may be effective the same way a simple anti-inflammatory, such as aspirin, is effective. An inexpensive, nontoxic drug called Indomecithin, he pointed out, might serve the same function, without the devastating side effects. One leading AIDS researcher, who was part of the FDA approval process, says today: "Does AZT do anything? Yes, it does. But the evidence that it does something against HIV is really not there." "There have always been drugs that we use without knowing exactly how they work," says Nobel Prize winner Walter Gilbert. "The really important thing to look at is the clinical effect. Is the drug helping or isn't it?" "I'm living proof that AZT works," says one person with ARC on AZT. "I've been on it for two years now, and I'm certainly healthier than I was two years ago. It's not a cure-all, it's not a perfect drug, but it is effective. It's slowing down the progression of the disease." "Sometimes I feel like swallowing Drano," says another. "I mean, sometimes I have problems swallowing. I just don't like the idea of taking something that foreign to my body. But every six hours, I've got to swallow it. Until something better comes along, this is what is available to me." "I am absolutely convinced that people enjoy a better quality of life and survive longer who do not take AZT," says Gene Fedorko, President of Health Education AIDS Liaison (HEAL). "I think it's horrible the way people are bullied by their doctors to take the drug. We get people coming to us shaking and crying because their doctors said they'll die if they don't take AZT. That is an absolute lie." Fedorko has drawn his conclusion from years of listening to the stories of people struggling to survive AIDS at HEAL's weekly support group. "I wouldn't take AZT if you paid me," says Michael Callen, cofounder of New York City's PWA coalition, Community Research Initiative, and editor of several AIDS journals. Callen has survived AIDS for over seven years without the help of AZT. "I've gotten the shit kicked out me for saying this, but I think using AZT is like aiming a thermonuclear warhead at a mosquito. The overwhelming majority of long-term survivors I've known have chosen not to take AZT." The last surviving patient from the original AZT trial, according to Burroughs Wellcome, died recently. When he died, he had been on AZT for three and one-half years. He was the longest surviving AZT recipient. The longest surviving AIDS patient overall, not on AZT, has lived for eight and one-half years. An informal study of long-term survivors of AIDS followed 24 long-term survivors, all of whom had survived AIDS more than six years. Only one of them had recently begun taking AZT. In the early days, AZT was said to extend lives. In actual fact, there is simply no solid evidence that AZT prolongs life. "I think AZT does prolong life in most people," says Dr. Bruce Montgomery of the State University of New York City at Stony Brook, who is completing a study on AZT. "There are not very many long-tern survivors, and we really don't know why they survive. It could be luck. But most people are not so lucky." "AZT does seem to help many patients," says Dr. Bernard Bahari, a New York City AIDS physician and researcher, "but it's very hard to determine whether it actually prolongs life." "Many of the patients I see choose not to take AZT," says Dr. Don Abrams of San Francisco General Hospital. "I've been impressed that survival and lifespan are increasing for all people with AIDS. I think it has a lot to do with aerosolized Pentamidine [a drug that treats pneumocystis carinii pneumonia]. There's also the so-called plague effect, the fact that people get stronger and stronger when a disease hits a population. The patients I see today are not as fragile as the early patients were." "Whether you live or die with AIDS is a function of how well your doctor treats you, not of AZT," says Dr. Joseph Sonnabend, one of New York's City's first and most reputable AIDS doctor, whose patients include many long-term survivors, although he has never prescribed AZT. Sonnabend was one of the first to make the simple observation that AIDS patients should be treated for their diseases, not just for their HIV infection. Several studies have concluded that AZT has no effect on the two most common opportunistic AIDS infections, Pneumocystic Carinii Pneumonia (PCP) and Kaposi's Sarcoma (KS). The overwhelming majority of AIDS patients die of PCP, for which there has been an effective treatment for decades. This year, the FDA finally approved aerosolized Pentamidine for AIDS. A recent Memorial Sloan Kettering study concluded the following: By 15 months, 80% of people on AZT not receiving Pentamidine had a recurring episode. "All those deaths in the AZT study were treatable," Sonnabend says. "They weren't deaths from AIDS, they were deaths from treatable conditions. They didn't even do autopsies for that study. What kind of faith can one have in these people?" "If there's any resistance to AZT in the general public at all, it's within the gay community of New York," says the doctor close to the FDA approval, who asked to remain anonymous. "The rest of the country has been brainwashed into thinking this drug really does that much. The data has all been manipulated by people who have a lot vested in AZT." "If AIDS were not the popular disease that it is - the money-making and career-making machine - these people could not get away with that kind of shoddy science," says Bialy. "In all of my years in science I have never seen anything this atrocious." When asked if he thought it was at all possible that people have been killed as a result of AZT poisoning rather then AIDS he answered: "It's more than possible." August 17, 1989: The government has announced that 1.4 million healthy, HIV antibody-positive Americans could "benefit" from taking AZT, even though they show no symptoms of disease. New studies have "proven" that AZT is effective in stopping the progression of AIDS in asymptomatic and early ARC cases. Dr. Fauci, the head of NIH, proudly announced that a trial that has been going on for "two years" had "clearly shown" that early intervention will keep AIDS at bay. Anyone who has antibodies to HIV and less than 500 T-4 cells should start taking AZT at once, he said. That is approximately 650,000 people. 1.4 million Americans are assumed HIV antibody-positive, and eventually all of them may need to take AZT so they don't get sick, Fauci contended. The leading newspapers didn't seem to think it unusual that there was no existing copy of the study, but rather a breezy two-pages press release from the NIH. When SPIN called the NIH asking for a copy of the study, we were told that it was "still being written." We asked a few questions about the numbers. According to the press release, 3,200 early AARC and asymptomatic patients were devided into two groups, one AZT and one placebo, and followed for two years. The two groups were distinguished by T-4 cell counts; one group had less than 500, the other more than 500. These two were then divided into three groups each: high-dose AZT, low-dose AZT, and placebo. In the group with more than 500 T-4 cells, AZT had no effect. In the other group, it was concluded that low-dose AZT was the most effective, followed by high-dose. All in all, 36 out of 900 developed AIDS in the two AZT groups combined, and 38 out of 450 in the placebo group. "HIV-positive patients are twice as likely to get AIDS if they don't take AZT," the press declared. However, the figures are vastly misleading. When we asked how many patients were actually enrolled for a full two years, the NIH said they did not know, but that the average time of participation was one year, not two. "It's terribly dishonest the way they portrayed those numbers," says Dr. Sonnabend. "If there were 60 people in the trial those numbers would mean something, but if you calculate what the percentage is out of 3,200, the difference becomes minute between the two groups. It's nothing. It's hit or miss, and they make it look like it's terribly significant." The study boasted that AZT is much more effective and less toxic at one-third the dosage than has been used for three years. That's the good news. The bad news is that thousands have already been walloped with 1,500 milligrams of AZT and possibly even died of toxic poisoning - and now we're hearing that one third of the dose would have done? With all that remains so uncertain about the effects of AZT, it seems criminal to advocate expanding its usage to healthy people, particularly since only a minuscule percentage of the HIV-infected population have actually developed ARC or AIDS. Burroughs Wellcome has already launched testing of AZT in asymptomatic hospital workers, pregnant women, and in children, who are getting liquid AZT. The liquid is left over from an aborted trial, and given to the children because they can mix it with water - children don't like to swallow pills. It has also been proposed that AZT be given to people who do not yet even test positive for HIV antibodies, but are "at risk." "I'm convinced that if you gave AZT to a perfectly healthy athlete," says Fedorko, "he would be dead in five years." In December 1988, the Lancet published a study that Burroughs Wellcome and the NIH do not include in their press kits. It was more expansive than the original AZT study and followed patients longer. It was not conducted in the United States, but in France, at the Claude Bernard Hospital in Paris, and concluded the same thing about AZT that Burroughs Wellcome's study did, except Burroughs Wellcome called their results "overwhelmingly positive," and the French doctors called theirs "disappointing." The French study found, once again, that AZT was too toxic for most to tolerate, had no lasting effect on HIV blood levels, and left the patients with fewer T-4 cells than they started with. Although they noticed a clinical improvement at first, they concluded that "by six months, these values had returned to their pretreatment levels and several opportunistic infections, malignancies and deaths occurred." "Thus the benefits of AZT are limited to a few months for ARC and AIDS patients," the Fench team concluded. After a few months, the study found, AZT was completely ineffective. The news that AZT will soon be prescribed to asymptomatic people has left many leading AIDS doctors dumbfounded and furious. Every doctor and scientist I asked felt that it was highly unprofessional and reckless to announce a study with no data to look at, making recommendations with such drastic public health implications. "This simply does not happen," says Bialy. "The government is reporting scientific facts before they've been reviewed? It's unheard of." "It's beyond belief," says Dr. Sonnabend in a voice tinged with desperation. "I don't know what to do. I have to go in and face an office full of patients asking for AZT. I'm terrified. I don't know what to do as a responsible physician. The first study was ridiculous. Margaret Fishl, who has done both of these studies, obviously doesn't know the first thing about clinical trials. I don't trust her. Or the others. They're simply not good enough. We're being held hostage by second-rate scientists. We let them get away with the first disaster; now they're doing it again." "It's a momentous decision to say to people, 'if you're HIV-positive and your T4-cells are below 500 start taking AZT,'" says the doctor who wished to remain anonymous. "I know dozens of people that I've seen personally every few months for several years now who have been in that state for more than five years, and have not progressed to any disease." "I'm ashamed of my colleagues," Sonnabend laments. "I'm embarrassed. This is such shoddy science it's hard to believe nobody is protesting. Damned cowards. The name of the game is protect your grants, don't open your mouth. It's all about money... it's grounds for just following the party line and not being critical, when there are obviously financial and political forces that are driving this." When Duesberg heard the latest announcement, he was particularly stunned over the reaction of Gay Men's Health Crisis President Richard Dunne, who said that GMHC now urged "everybody to get tested," and of course those who test positive to go on AZT. "These people are running into the gas chambers," says Duesberg. "Himmler would have been so happy if only the Jews were this cooperative."
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