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Ghost Writers, Anonymous
Ep. 45 - House Hauntings

Ghost Writers, Anonymous

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 28, 2022 46:39


Wherein the world comes alive as we discuss the dead.  Deliver us a haunted story of your own: gwritersanon@gmail.com  Scour our Facebook page for buried treasure (Ghost Writers, Anonymous).  

Leal Legacy's Radnarok
Skeleton Crue Fight Club | The Goldilocks Zone

Leal Legacy's Radnarok

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 26, 2022 95:29


The Goldilocks Zone is the habitable range from a star within which a planetary surface can support liquid water given Continue readingSkeleton Crue Fight Club | The Goldilocks Zone The post Skeleton Crue Fight Club | The Goldilocks Zone first appeared on Leal Legacy.

Spark My Interest
174. Skeleton in the Apartment

Spark My Interest

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 26, 2022 28:48


Debra, Diana, and Jesi talk about the ghost ship Ourang Medan, the discovery of a vampire grave, and the mysterious death of Joyce Vincent... and some interesting facts behind the Nobel Prize.Tell us what sparks your interest on twitter (@interest_spark), facebook, instagram, and TikTok! (@sparkmyinterestpodcast) Send a crazy story or interesting article to sparkmyinterestpodcast@gmail.com or leave us a voicemail through our website sparkmyinterestpodcast.com and we might just share it on the show! Articles and other sources:https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ourang_Medanhttps://www.huffpost.com/entry/polish-researchers-discover-so-called-vampire-skeleton_n_631947f8e4b0ed021dee8844https://allthatsinteresting.com/joyce-vincenthttps://paranorms.com/joyce-vincent/https://youtu.be/QE_RFzXq4Ls

TerraSpaces
Orbital Command: Alpha Hour with Skeleton Punks and Gidorah

TerraSpaces

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 24, 2022 58:27


Today on the Ether we have the Orbital Command Alpha Hour hosted by Edwin chatting with the Skeleton Punks and Gidorah. You'll hear from Rebel Defi, Deebs DeFi, Karma, chubbybaby, and more! Recorded on September 24th 2022. If you enjoy the music at the end of the episodes, you can find the albums streaming on Spotify, and the rest of your favorite streaming platforms. Check out Project Survival, Virus Diaries, and Plan B wherever you get your music. Thank you to everyone in the community who supports TerraSpaces.

Leal Legacy's Radnarok
Skeleton Crue Fight Club | This Is So Disappointing

Leal Legacy's Radnarok

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 19, 2022 94:32


Call it a consolidating rebranding for 2 separate podcast entities that now exist as the new, one and only, Skeleton Continue readingSkeleton Crue Fight Club | This Is So Disappointing The post Skeleton Crue Fight Club | This Is So Disappointing first appeared on Leal Legacy.

The Bledsoe Show
How Training Your Eyes Will Make you Better at Everything

The Bledsoe Show

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 19, 2022 55:34


00:10.29 Dr_ Placebo Welcome back to Monday mornings with max and Mike Today we're going to talk about Mike's funny glasses and we're gonna continue to cut through the Bs where we see it and then we're gonna add some BS. of our own Mike what's up and what's up with the glasses. 00:33.17 mikebledsoe Absolutely only the most helpful BS in the world. So ah, you know I had to get the we've already used that title. Ah. 00:38.00 Dr_ Placebo Oh can we call this episode constructive lives fuck. Okay I Guess that's really all there is is that all language Anyway, whatever right. 00:48.14 mikebledsoe ah ah I mean the enlightened folk out there I think I would tell you that. So yeah, the glasses are to solve ah a problem that was created by trying to solve a problem that we're trying to solve a problem. So. Ah, basically well these are blue light blocking glasses. So these are not my I still have twenty I'm forty years old 2020 vision to this day I ah I have to acknowledge my parents for their good genetics. 01:19.73 Dr_ Placebo Quit bragging. 01:26.50 mikebledsoe And ah and and my own personal work of doing a lot of things outdoors. No but ah, it's funny because I did start getting some floaters in my eyes and but not I mean I don't even notice them unless I'm like staring at the blue sky you know type of thing. But I. 01:37.10 Dr_ Placebo E. 01:46.21 mikebledsoe Was somebody asked me about their floaters and I go I go you know I'm not really sure what it is but I'm sure that if your body is incredibly healthy and doesn't carry a heavy toxic load and a lot of inflammation your eyes are probably eye health overall is going to do well. But so um. Was like you know what? and it's funny after that conversation I started noticing I was like oh when I'm looking at screens all day. My eyes I can tell like there's I go from being in my living room and then I sit down I have this I have a really big screen at my desk and I got the screen. 02:22.70 Dr_ Placebo Um. 02:23.68 mikebledsoe To improve my posture. So if you if you've got a tiny screen you're more likely to be hunched over trying to look at it and your head's gonna jut forward. But if you have a big screen. It's positioned right? You actually have to like sit back a little bit your chin tucks and you go into a much better posture. So I got this big screen and then I. 02:33.46 Dr_ Placebo Yep. 02:42.81 mikebledsoe Realize that my eyes are just getting blasted by a ton of blue light when I'm looking. There's artificial light I'm just staring right at it for hours and hour hours and hour hours and hours a day and I was like oh I need to get some blue light blocking glasses. So these are like my daytime I have some that. 02:47.24 Dr_ Placebo And. 03:01.32 mikebledsoe When the sun goes down I just swap it out with something that's more heavy duty. Ah and when I wear these glasses my eyes like my nervous system. Overall it's not just my eyes. My nervous system tends to be calmer throughout the day so looking into the blue light all day without anything to block it. Yeah. It was frying me. So yeah, we'll see. We'll see if. 03:21.60 Dr_ Placebo I Smell a sponsor. 03:30.11 mikebledsoe You got to be on my email list be on my email list. You might get links to the you know these products these magical products. 03:31.34 Dr_ Placebo Ah, ah, um, man and ah, all right all right I like it. You know I noticed um because I play tennis and. I Don't know if you know but you really need to be able to see quite well to play tennis at a distance in a variety of light scenarios and I noticed a couple times when I was on the computer a bunch before it Just absolutely. Put my ability to see the tennis ball in the basement. It was really rough. So I try to think of it like you know, um, like rpgs like role-playing video games and some you know you're you're going around. Maybe you're fighting monsters or some shit. But occasionally you find yourself. 04:10.54 mikebledsoe Here. 04:28.90 Dr_ Placebo A little console and I kind of think of ah life that way a little bit. It's a role-playing game and I try to be really mindful of how much time I'm spending at the console.. There should be a really compelling Reason. To use the screens basically and we we really we really don't know what the total cost is um, certainly there's the old ah example of the accountant becomes nearsighted and the farmer becomes farsighted. Right? And so I think the cycling between is the key. 05:06.54 mikebledsoe Yeah, yeah, dude I I agree this is a I love we're talking about this because Ashley and I oh my my mistake, my fiance and I forget her name. Ah yeah. 05:21.39 Dr_ Placebo Jennifer should come up with a fake name. 05:23.75 mikebledsoe Do that now I'm gonna be in trouble. Ah, she'll be the last person listen to this show. She she hears me rant enough. Ah the we we were having date night last night and one these little fancy blind bars. We had bread and accoutrements. 05:34.68 Dr_ Placebo Oh. 05:41.63 mikebledsoe And i't know what that word means but I know when I order it I Love the food that's put in front of me So the ah the oh yeah, the charouty as well. 05:53.29 Dr_ Placebo Charcotery is what I like I can say feed me meat and cheese in like 10 languages. 06:00.81 mikebledsoe Yeah I mean that's that's that's the necessary skills to have any travel. So. It's basically food and and bathrooms. But ah ah we were talking about Myopia and so I had I. Talked about ah I saw a study there day and said there's a huge rides in Myopia and that is nearsightedness that means that people can see just fine something that's in the room with them but something that they try to see far away appears to be blurry and um. You know it's attributed to the fact that everyone's looking at things really close but hardly ever looking at anything very far away and ah that that had me thinking about a concept and I don't know where I picked this up but I I didn't invent it myself. 06:45.19 Dr_ Placebo Edit. 06:56.68 mikebledsoe Which is ah basically the idea is that the more time you spend looking close if you're in a room and all that your your brain actually has a hard time conceptualizing very far out into the future your ability to project. Further out your ability to consider more is hindered and so your eyes are basically just like your your brain is reaching out in front to try to capture some sense of the world and ah if you spend a lot of time. 07:29.63 Dr_ Placebo A. 07:34.42 mikebledsoe And a small space. You're probably gonna think small thoughts. You're gonna have there's gonna small thinking your ability to think into the future is gonna be minimized and you know what? what? Mate. What I thought about next is you know the last two and a half years people spent. There's a 2 wo-year period where a lot of people probably the most people most people who were already indoors way too much now decide to lock themselves inside a house and stare at screens instead of. 07:52.34 Dr_ Placebo Um. 08:08.21 mikebledsoe Instead of looking at somebody who's ten feet away they're always eighteen inches away and if you're on your phone dude it's it's like it's one foot away from your face. So now you have an entire population of people who are near so ah near sighted they're they're myopic their thinking becomes myopic. So. 08:09.71 Dr_ Placebo M. 08:27.38 mikebledsoe As above so below. So whatever's happening in your physical world is going to dictate how your internal world is if you're living in a messy chaotic space your mind is likely gonna be a little messy and chaotic. So this I remember back to when I was living in California and remember. You remember my house and had that big window that was just dude I spent most of my time like I would wake up and walk in the backyard and look over the cliff into the expanse of the ocean and all that and at any time I could leave my computer and put my eyes out there. And it was all it was really nice to be able to get that that contrast and I and it felt good now. You had the practice of looking across the way and trying to spot little boats or a house down the way and to help with my eyesight and. 09:14.56 Dr_ Placebo A. 09:23.80 mikebledsoe And it got me thinking about just my ability to operate in business if I'm in front of a computer screen all the time you know how does that hinder my ability to plan for the future to see greater opportunities or am I going to be able to just see what's in front of me right now. 09:42.42 Dr_ Placebo Man I love what you said there starting about ah 2 two and a half minutes ago in case, anyone wants to timestamp this for later ah, because as soon as you said myopia I was thinking ah visual and psychological right? You get totally locked in. 09:54.20 mikebledsoe Yeah. 10:00.19 Dr_ Placebo Your your world literally shrinks your peripheral vision goes away and from just a more mechanical standpoint your muscles in your eyes and just outside your eyes are going to learn to stay frozen. In that certain area. You know most people are looking between twelve inches and twenty four inches away from their face all the time and if you want to do that. That's fine, but just understand there are going to be tremendous costs to this behavior right. The muscles on the inside of your eyes and outside of your eyes are going to start to freeze into that position because remember your body is always and exactly adapting to whatever you do so just the same way if you sit in a chair all the time your body is going to go. Okay, we sit in a chair a lot How do we make sitting in a chair easier. So if you're looking at a screen that's right in front of you or even papers that are right in front of you which I would argue is a little healthier for you to not have light emitting straight at you but instead have it be bouncing off a page but. Ah, you know before there were screens people were still damaging their ability to see further away by honing in on something really close like a scholar or an accountant or something like that. 11:32.78 Dr_ Placebo Going to get really good at looking at little spreadsheets but they're not going to be very good at seeing far away and it kind of reminds me once again of specialization. It's so useful to have you know 1 person counting the beans. They're locked away in an office all day. And then you have the visionary who never has to look at a spreadsheet in his life. He just looks up from the highest tower to survey the whole situation and lets someone else take care of the details and probably the best. Progress I've made in my life was when I had a clear um separation between those activities. So someone who was really specialized in those minor details. Would take care of that while I was able to see more like the big picture and connecting all these different ideas. So the ah connection between your vision. Ah,, let's call it physically. And your vision psychologically is completely interlinked and there are even um, different physiological responses to the position of your eyes even just looking up for a while. 13:02.96 Dr_ Placebo Been playing a little volleyball recently and so of course I've I've tried to break down all of the volleyball shots and the stances that you find yourself in and sort of like deconstruct volleyball because I don't like to be bad at Sports I like to be good enough to really enjoy them. And I was just thinking how in volleyball you're basically looking straight ahead or up the entire time and I was like wow this would probably be 1 of the best things for people to do just force them to look up and extend. If they're spending tons of time looking. Let's say down at a 30 to sixty degree angle now they're looking up at a 30 to sixty degree angle and everything is up and the hand-eye coordination. Everything is pointed upwards so that. Ah, equal and opposite force could be really beneficial. So just not only the um the distance away from the object and certainly being able to track an object in and out is one of the more fundamental visual skills but also just the angle. Of your eyes has a big influence on your nervous system. You know you snap your eyes up. You should be going into extension. You snap your eyes down. You should be going into flexion so like a fetal position so the position of your eyes and the distance away. 14:33.56 Dr_ Placebo Is going to have a big influence on your nervous system Vision's really complex. So one of the most complex things to understand. 14:37.96 mikebledsoe Yeah, the the other thing is is I mean if you study any body language like I I watched a bunch of videos by this guy who worked for some intelligence agency where he was. Talking about? Well you can you know their eyes do this. It's a tell right? and then I got into a little bit of Nlp and it's you and you can you can watch people when you're talking to them now and you'll I'll ask somebody a question and they'll start looking up into the right or up into the left. 15:00.00 Dr_ Placebo E. 15:08.26 Dr_ Placebo Oh. 15:14.15 Dr_ Placebo Right. 15:16.38 mikebledsoe And then if I ask them how they're feeling and if they're going to be honest with me a lot of times they'll look down like their eyes will will settle straight ahead into my eyes or they'll drop down or they'll they'll want to close their eyes and so yeah, well the the idea the idea that I'm thinking about. 15:30.00 Dr_ Placebo Submissive. 15:35.59 mikebledsoe Is is when the eyes go up a lot of times they're searching for something in the mind they're looking for a memory right in some people say I don't know how accurate this is up into the right you know is more creative processes are going and that part of the brain up into the left is a little more linear thinking more organized. 15:40.36 Dr_ Placebo E o. 15:55.40 mikebledsoe And so I mean I've watched people as I ask them questions and be in conversation. They're looking up and then they're looking to the right and up to the left and I can I can like I can actually see them searching for the information they're looking for. 15:57.51 Dr_ Placebo I. 16:09.28 Dr_ Placebo That's why I always just roll my eyes whenever you talk so you can't get a read on. 16:14.86 mikebledsoe Um, but yeah, ah I mean try try looking up and looking down and see how that impacts. 16:15.40 Dr_ Placebo But but. 16:23.73 mikebledsoe Your experience in that moment. I mean anyone can try this right now just look down or close your eyes see what happens look up see what goat happens and to me for me. It does it shifts I can I can watch my awareness. Go up into my head or my awareness fall into my body. 16:43.60 Dr_ Placebo Well, that's amazing I Think a good example is the connection I'll just bring it back to movement because that's sort of my thing still I Guess if you want to like mellow yourself out. You would basically take a lightweight and do some Romanian Deadlifts and you would look down you would you would you would look down. 17:18.10 Dr_ Placebo You would kind of bend over so you're folding into that fetal Position. You wouldn't stand all the way up and that's going to bring you down that's going to take your nervous system way way down and then um, the opposite would be. You're doing something where you're looking up. And exploding upward whether that's throwing a medicine ball or a sandbag in the air. Um, ah, jumping all that kind of stuff you go up explosively man you are going to jack your nervous system up big Time. So. 1 of the things I've noticed is you can use the eye position as a way to influence the nervous system. Especially if you sync it up with ah synergistic movements along those lines is really powerful. Yeah, you take someone in the very beginning of a session. 18:01.19 mikebledsoe I Like that. 18:08.51 Dr_ Placebo And they're all lethargic and you have them throw a medicine ball up overhead as high and far as they can and snap their eyes upward and within a few repetitions they're they're just absolutely bringing up the level into more sympathetic which is where you're going to get a little more aggression. And then at the end if you want to bring someone back down, you just have them do something kind of eyes down and I'll just say fetal Ish position. Yeah. 18:38.65 mikebledsoe Interesting I like that a lot I like that a lot um are you familiar with Paul check's totem. 18:47.15 Dr_ Placebo No, ah no. 18:51.21 mikebledsoe Basically has a hierarchy of of what dictates the health of the body. So at the bottom of the totem pole is the Musculo skeletal system and then you have the organs and then you have ah ah I think breath. And then you have ah your jaw basically your ability to masticate and then you go up level the stibular system and then you go to the ocular system which is the eyes and then above that is consciousness and all of all of like. 19:12.31 Dr_ Placebo Oo a. 19:26.83 mikebledsoe The idea is consciousness as we were talking about last week is what if something's off in your consciousness. It's going to filter down into your ocular vestibular your jaw your breath your organs and your musculoskeletal system. So if you end up with an injury. It may not just be 1 thing so ah say more. 19:47.18 Dr_ Placebo It reminds me of the neural hierarchy. That's what I've heard which is visual vestibular and propriepptive so visual is the highest vestibular is second inropriacceptive which is your your body and your stuff is third and I've had. Lots of firsthand experience where improving someone's ability to see whether that's just moving their eyes or tracking an object through space has had a really significant difference I mean it feels like Voodoo almost. The fact that some people can have a pain in their back or their shoulder. We do something with their eyes and then it resolves itself and the the criticism of stuff like that is they're like oh well, it won't maybe it won't stay that way but I I would say that anything you can do. To get someone out of the fire basically and into a situation where they can move. Well again is really valuable. So I've seen how that neural hierarchy has played out to be true. You know if someone's got a visual problem. And they don't know that they have a visual problem and their leg hurts. You can do leg circles forever. But it doesn't resolve the root cause which is higher up on the hierarchy just like you know if you. 21:20.50 Dr_ Placebo Give someone liposuction but you'd never repair their relationship with food. They're just going to get fat Again, you know what I mean so it's about addressing things at the root cause of it and the neural hierarchy is a top-down understanding I mean that's why I say vision is so complex because. 21:24.84 mikebledsoe Um, yeah. 21:39.70 Dr_ Placebo Our whole frame of the world is based on our ability to distinguish 1 thing from another and being able to label those things so when you see something it's fucking insane. But is actually really going on like we talk about all the different words that the eskimos or inuits have for snow a lot of different words for green and all of it has to do with being able to distinguish 1 thing from another and initially it was just ah like which way is up. Ah, is this thing going to eat me or not in fact, the evolution of the eye is a really interesting thing. There's a book ah by Isaac Asimov who I thought was just a sci-fi writer but he was also a science writer and it's called the human body structure and operation and it talks about. 22:33.29 Dr_ Placebo Evolution of an eye which started out just as a few um photosensitive cells that could basically just detect photons so you know on the body of some organism. They can detect light or no light and then it turned into a little cup. So It could take in a little bit more light and then this eyeball evolved over time and that's also why like a lot of sea creatures are black on the top and white on the bottom so they are camouflaged against the surrounding environment. If You're an orcca whale and you're above something you're coming out of the they're coming out of the light so you want your belly to be light colored and if you're lower, You're going to be coming out of the darkness so you want the top to be darkly colored and a lot of fish are colored that way specifically. So It's a. Quite an interesting game of cat and mouse between vision and camouflage. Really interesting. 23:33.73 mikebledsoe Yeah, yeah, just goes back and forth. Yeah I think I was watching one of these dock 2 series on like a planet earth or something like that and they were talking about the evolution of the eye and how basically. The the basic functions of our eyes are the same as the a fish and just kind of basically well really. 24:00.33 Dr_ Placebo I think I was saying that last week. Yeah, maybe to you maybe to someone else I talk about that all the time because um, that's there's more similar than there is different. With animals and the fact that a fish eye in your eye are so crazy similar is that blows my mind really because that's a very different creature but in a lot of ways you know they eat or get eaten. 24:27.13 mikebledsoe It's tripping. 24:35.48 Dr_ Placebo Shit stuff out and they have to see what's going on and we're not that different fundamentally. Of course we have all this other ah different stuff like language and metaphor and symbolism and arguably more complex relationships. But even a lot of very simple creatures. Have eyes I mean even ah tardigrades which are like the little water bears. Um, there are really really tiny microorganisms that can survive the. 25:02.68 mikebledsoe Are they that that like the smallest are they the smallest living Organism or. 25:11.15 Dr_ Placebo They no no, no, no, no, they're really weird. They have like 6 legs they're they can survive the vacuum of space they can turn into a crystal if there's not enough water it can survive like radiation. They're really weird. Ah they're. Called water bears but the real name is a tardigrade and they have tiny little eyes. It's a single cell little black spot here and here just in the same place that you would imagine an eye should be and even they have these little eyes. It's it's really trippy. It's it's a huge advantage in the primordial soup to be able to see a little bit further and we talk about ah projection on this show quite a lot and so being able to see further literally with your eyes. And then being able to see further. Let's say ah philosophically or symbolically with like your third eye and being able to project and plan into the future goes right in line with what you were saying before about that myopia of we could call it a. Mindopia like myopia of the mind. Basically that is ah synchronous with the myopia of the vision and once again, it's it's fine because that's how we get the comparative advantage of having someone who's purely focused on a few details. 26:25.82 mikebledsoe Ah. 26:42.81 Dr_ Placebo While someone else can be focused on the big picture and not bother with those details so much. 26:57.23 Dr_ Placebo It's like having a lookout on a ship. Their job is to see and the Captain's job is to choose what to do about that. 27:03.46 mikebledsoe Very specialized. 27:08.14 Dr_ Placebo That's that's the name of our game. We specialize you you go kill the stuff I'll cook it I don't know why I made myself the lady in that example, right? there but but that's what it is specialization. Yeah no. 27:21.87 mikebledsoe Ah I'll be the dude I'll be the dude I okay well at the end of the conversation I had with my fiancee last night was you know what do we do because you know I did go we but we both left. 27:25.38 Dr_ Placebo No, one's going to believe that though. 27:38.90 mikebledsoe California we're living in Texas and there you know, depending on where you live you may have some views that you can look out really far but where we live that's not really the case so spend a lot of time indoors especially because it gets so hot and we get outdoors quite a bit but. If I were to look at the amount of time I spend indoors and looking at screens versus out in nature and looking far away. The ratio is skewed a bit so we've made a commitment to spend more time outdoors my birthday. We're going to go backpacking. We'll be in tahoe next week um 28:16.85 Dr_ Placebo Ah, nice. 28:17.90 mikebledsoe You know? So we'll be so we're doing that and spend a lot of time in nature. Go hiking every day and yeah, so I think that I mean the way I I typically run my life is and ah you know just a sequence of extreme events and it's like. Extreme smallness in my my office and then going out and being nature for 3 4 or five days and then come back to the office for a week and then back and forth which I think is okay for a period of time but the overall goal is to live somewhere where I can regularly. Exercise my vision and and yeah and have that balance. 29:00.98 Dr_ Placebo Yeah, maybe take up bird watching probably some birds down there in Texas really you have a little journal. 29:06.50 mikebledsoe Dude I did so much bird watching when I was in California I ah I you know I lived on that lagoon and I had those I had those? no but I would go out there and I I could I got to where I could predict. No. Every month there was a different type of bird that was coming into the trees these trees in the backyard and they'd be migrating and coming through and then these birds would come hang out for February and then they would disappear and then in April another different type of bird would be hanging out in the same trees. Ah, and. 29:24.50 Dr_ Placebo Ah. 29:28.93 Dr_ Placebo O. 29:38.11 mikebledsoe Yeah I spent a lot of time out there just checking the birds out. 29:44.63 Dr_ Placebo Yeah that's a really ah engaging activity. Actually it's really weird. It's kind of like ah I had this idea that if you see a shooting star. It's lucky, but really. Is it lucky because you are making a wish on the shooting star because if you are that's cool. You're setting an intention. But also if you just happen to be outside looking at the night sky enough that you see shooting stars then that already means like you're bringing that luck. Into your life like that's a healthy behavior and you know it's not like ah this is good and this is bad kind of thing but you know if you are looking at something like straight. Ah you know eighteen inches in front of you ah getting that tunnel vision versus. Actually laying outside and looking at the stars. It's a very different kind of experience. So even if you don't make a wish you just happen to put yourself in a situation where you can see some some shooting stars. It's like you already did the thing that sets you up. For a little bit more peace of mind and relaxation. 30:57.64 mikebledsoe Yeah, how often do use Stargas I don't do it hardly at all anymore it it only happens when I'm traveling and I'm out of the city because the city really messes it up. 31:08.20 Dr_ Placebo Um. 31:13.30 Dr_ Placebo Um, ah the last few weeks of having puppies I've done very little I've done more helping them chase crickets so ah, looking down I'll like find 1 and point it out and then let them go like try to catch it. 31:21.52 mikebledsoe Perfect. 31:30.91 Dr_ Placebo At night but I would say at least once a week I was ah laying outside at night. Um, and just looking up and it's it's ah another one of those really soothing experience it and it's not for everybody like I mean you don't have to do any of that shit it just. Can be a ah nice way to sort of temper the constant ah dopamine buffet that we have available to us. 31:59.24 mikebledsoe All right? This is probably the first time I mean since the invention of the light bulb is you know the last hundred hundred and fifty years I mean really for the average person hundred years the first time that star gazing was not a thing. 32:16.28 Dr_ Placebo M. 32:18.67 mikebledsoe Sun goes down. Everyone's hanging out there's little to do after dark. Maybe you got some candlelight but the stars I mean when you know when you go out into the country you get away from the city. The the stars are so much easier to see it's It's something worth looking at. But if you're. 32:22.37 Dr_ Placebo Oh. 32:30.35 Dr_ Placebo And. 32:36.30 mikebledsoe And L a and you're trying to look at the stars. Good luck. 32:40.86 Dr_ Placebo Right? I mean you'll still see stars. You just won't see as many and I would argue that you're better off to to look up at least a little bit I mean should we just call that ah call this episode look up even. 32:42.61 mikebledsoe Yeah, yeah. 32:57.26 Dr_ Placebo Even that the metaphor of look up is ah synonymous with having a positive attitude right? You can you can look up. You can also look down on somebody. That's a pretty ah unhealthy behavior I would argue you. 33:11.24 mikebledsoe Look up to look down on. 33:15.53 Dr_ Placebo Look up to somebody yeah look up to look down on. Yeah, it's It's pretty big. 33:18.41 mikebledsoe You know. 33:35.10 Dr_ Placebo Ah, do you do any? ah exercises for your vision. 33:39.25 mikebledsoe Ah, there's one I don't do it frequently enough. But um one I like to do is I wrap a towel around my head um Criss Crosss it to basically keep my head from being the thing that turns basically stabilize that and then take my eyes I got a mandala. 33:50.92 Dr_ Placebo And. E. 33:56.77 mikebledsoe Hangs in my garage gym and I circle the mandala with my eyes and I'm I'm really focused on going slow and smooth and then if I find an area where my eyes want to skip which everyone will find some area. It's like oh down and to the right. 34:13.19 Dr_ Placebo E. 34:16.27 mikebledsoe My eye kind of jumped from here to here. Can I go back smooth it out and then keep going and if you can if you can go each way you know from right? you know, clockwise and counterclockwise around the mendala smoothly then you're going to be in a pretty good space. Ah. 34:18.90 Dr_ Placebo In a. 34:36.36 mikebledsoe That's also one way that they're able to see if you had a concussion in the past is if you're if you're either unable to I remember I was I being worked on once and I couldn't look up to the right I think it was. 34:40.10 Dr_ Placebo He. 34:52.91 mikebledsoe Was having trouble looking up to the right? they were doing an eye test on me and they were like oh did you have a concussion and you know where were you hit now. Of course I don't know which concussion they're talking about ah but the the ah. 35:05.10 Dr_ Placebo So. 35:10.14 mikebledsoe They they said oh yeah, a lot of times people they were hit up and to the right, their nervous system remembers that it basically thinks it's still happening and then it's that reaction to try to you know your eyes lead the way and you and you get away from whatever. Ah. 35:19.74 Dr_ Placebo 6 35:29.69 mikebledsoe Force was coming at you and having maybe having some damage to the brain in that area keeps your eyes from being able to go back up and so one of the ways to help heal. The brain is through vision. 35:47.54 Dr_ Placebo Absolutely I think being able to or not being able to but doing a few um circles with the eyes closed and then with the eyes open really smooth is a very simplified and good way to. Improve your ah overall ability to interact with your environment and then another good thing to add is throwing a ball against a wall with some letters drawn on it and calling out the letter that you see right before you catch it. So You're really tracking something in space I would say. 36:21.42 mikebledsoe So you got letters on the wall. Oh on the ball. 36:24.80 Dr_ Placebo Those are probably 2 of the biggest ones on the ball so you take a tennis you take a tennis ball and if you imagine the tennis ball is a cube you draw a letter or a number on each of the 6 faces of the cube. So whatever, whatever you see last you call that out. And do you have to draw anything on it. No, but if you do you're going to track it a little bit longer. So it's going to make you a little more attentive to staying focused on the ball. So even if that was all you did I mean I've written tons of stuff. About vision. It's in a lot of the programs that I've made. But if you just did some ah eyes closed circles and then eyes open circles and then throw a ball against a wall and track it through space that is going to go a really really long way. To improving your overall eye ability and if you do find a spot that's difficult. Um, you know, hold those 8 cardinal directions up up to the right, right? down right down down left left up left and back through. 37:20.00 mikebledsoe I Like that a lot. 37:38.57 Dr_ Placebo And what's interesting is if you do it with the eyes closed. You can focus a lot more on the extra ocular muscles because you're not receiving a lot of input about like oh I'm trying to look at this or that you can really just focus on the movement of the balls in the sockets. 37:54.41 mikebledsoe You can feel it more. 37:57.16 Dr_ Placebo Actually some of the yeah, it's some of the fastest muscles blinking is the fastest thing but your eyes can move really fast, pretty pretty fascinating that we can like look and cover so much distance. Like you can cover way more distance by looking and moving your eyes than you can by moving your body So It's a huge huge advantage. A lot of creatures don't have eyes and they figure it out just fine. They basically have to sniff and bump into stuff. 38:21.90 mikebledsoe From. 38:30.63 mikebledsoe Yeah I was ah I was watching a ah documentary on hunting and they were talking about they they were with these tribes people who had basically um. They would find an animal. They want to hunt and then they would basically creep up on it and then chase it until it ah was exhausted and they would kill it persistent hunting and um it was. 38:59.10 Dr_ Placebo And persistence hunting. 39:06.97 mikebledsoe Really interesting because I mean the the human body is made for that endurance. It's able to endure whereas an animal. Maybe some of these animals may be really fast but they can't cool off fast enough ah like a cheeah like you chase it long enough. It's going to tuck her out. 39:16.74 Dr_ Placebo Yeah, like a cheetah. Yeah. But dude Cheetahs have absolutely shit endurance like they can they can They can hum their motor for like cats in general but Cheetahs especially they can rev it really high but they just can't go very long and. 39:26.22 mikebledsoe So yeah I think that's cats in general. 39:41.27 mikebledsoe Yeah, yeah. 39:45.30 Dr_ Placebo I I talk about this all the time actually because if you look at the human body ah compared to a lot of other animals. It's It's so fucking flimsy it's were. We're Squishy. We're Squishy. We don't have Claws. No armor, no poison. No Venom We're not particularly Fast. We're not particularly Strong. We don't have a lot of offspring. It's It's like really sad but we have Thumbs. We have neocortex and by working together. That's basically good enough that we can have these like. 40:17.39 mikebledsoe Yeah, yeah. 40:21.50 Dr_ Placebo Squishy Bipedal bodies and just dominate every other animal. 40:24.90 mikebledsoe Yeah, yeah I mean one of the things about the persistent persistence hunting the two things that stood out to me was one is we as humans can keep our bodies cooler for long distance than than a lot of these animals and then. 40:42.28 Dr_ Placebo Sweating. 40:42.68 mikebledsoe Yeah, just being able to sweat versus you know, most perspiration coming through the mouth through a lot of these maybe an antelope or something like that that they're chasing down or a buffalo and the other thing is ah if you look at the anatomy of a lot of apes. 40:51.57 Dr_ Placebo That's why dogs pant and. 41:01.81 mikebledsoe They I don't remember the exact like joint it is That's in the neck you may know that allows us to stabilize our vision on the horizon while we run So ah, a typical ape wouldn't actually okay. 41:16.72 Dr_ Placebo It's a vestibular ocular reflex. So that's one of the drills I have people do in Primal Athleticism is to keep your gaze fixed on a spot on the wall. You can draw a spot or put a Post-it note and you move your head left and right you tilt it left and right. 41:20.74 mikebledsoe Is this a. 41:25.58 mikebledsoe They have. 41:34.22 Dr_ Placebo And you nod up and down and you can stay focused on the spot over there. You can do figure eights and if I do figure eights I can still see you crystal clear and that's that's pretty wild. Yeah yeah, this yeah. 41:45.58 mikebledsoe I Like that just doing it with you for the people who are only listening which is everybody. Ah. 41:52.23 Dr_ Placebo You're really missing out on our funny head movements while we stare into each other's eyes. 41:53.79 mikebledsoe Yeah, yeah, yeah, so it really stood out to me is the the thing that really the the 2 things that allowed humans to consume more meat and more what I would imagine be enough fat. To to sit well 2 things. The fat helps build the brain and gives you the ability to sit and think because you you get a ton of calories for you know you expend some calories you kill the animal. But now you have a lot of calories to sit around. And consider things or to build something whereas ah most animals I think they spend their days finding the food chewing. Well a lot of apes I know it's chewing. Yeah. 42:36.28 Dr_ Placebo It's chewing chewing and it's just chewing. They're just chewing all fucking. How do you get to be a giant gorilla with huge muscles and you're a vegetarian you have to be chewing all fucking day. You're just chewing all day. 42:50.13 mikebledsoe All day. 42:55.61 Dr_ Placebo And we have these vertical bodies So We're also not encumbered by gravity the same way like if you imagine just how much less work you have to do by stacking your entire mass like a pillar. Instead of like a bridge. You know if you're a quadruped you're basically doing a plank all fucking day. So you're constantly expending energy just to to stand. Let alone walk. You're expending even more energy. So The fact that we can use our Skeleton to support our structure in. 43:17.83 mikebledsoe Yeah. 43:33.36 Dr_ Placebo Perfect alignment with gravity more or less with these nice Arches through the neck and the spine and the hips and of course our hips are highly optimized for ah, walking and running especially walking. It allows us to cover a lot of ground much slower. But a lot more ground with a lot less energy expenditure. It's incredible and see further. It's like we're in a constant ah prairie dog position where we're up being able to see further along the horizon right. 43:53.59 mikebledsoe Yeah, what. 44:05.48 mikebledsoe Yeah, the do you have any exercises for working peripheral vision specifically it seems like the the figure 9 might help a bit. 44:18.91 Dr_ Placebo Yeah, ah, um, so if you're doing it yourself. You bring your arms all the way out to the side and you start. Ah, you point your Index fingers straight up and you look straight ahead and you start wiggling your fingers and slowly. Bringing your arms forward until you can see your wiggling fingers and what's interesting is um I can't remember which book I wrote it in but the eye loves movement. The eye is attracted to Movement. So if you um, try to see something in your peripherals. That's. 44:38.37 mikebledsoe No. 44:56.17 Dr_ Placebo Still,, you're probably not going to see it because what ends up happening is you only see like a small field of vision of your focal vision. It's called versus your peripheral and your brain fills in the rest. This is what this is why vision gets so fucking Crazy is. You see stuff and then your brain fills it in based on what it thinks is supposed to be there. But if you have like wiggling objects come in from the outside of your periphery you're going to see them a lot easier because your eye is attracted to movement and of course that's ah, an evolutionary advantage. That you want to see any shit that's moving way more than stuff that is ah, not moving right? Another another thing you can do for a peripheral vision is if you have like ah a partner to do that for you coming in. 45:38.58 mikebledsoe Yeah, something I want to kill or avoid to be killed by. 45:54.54 Dr_ Placebo From the peripheral or even throwing a ball over your head in front of you So you're waiting your partner is behind you and he tosses a ball ah over the back of your head into your field of view and you try to catch the ball. As it goes from your peripheral and to your focal vision. Yeah yeah,. But even if you just do the the the finger wiggling thing that'll give you something and it kind of reminds me of that. 46:10.95 mikebledsoe I Like that a lot that sounds fun. 46:28.92 Dr_ Placebo Ah, martial Arts Soft eyes where you try to diffuse your focus like the lantern versus the laser like we talk about. 46:44.47 Dr_ Placebo Right? No, we haven't talked about that I'm getting getting and getting a lot of silence over here. 46:48.56 mikebledsoe Um, totally I yeah I'm having a you know I didn't get a lot of sleep last night is two weeks in a row I'm just I now I know you. 46:56.87 Dr_ Placebo Here We go with the fucking excuses you son of a bitch I don't want to hear that shit just fake it. 47:04.97 mikebledsoe Um, just having I'm having I'm having a time in my life. You're gonna have to carry me a little bit I think we're gonna We're gonna be okay max. 47:10.11 Dr_ Placebo Um, fake it like your wife cinnamon. Your wife's name is cinnamon Cinnamon cinnamon. 47:17.35 mikebledsoe Oh yeah, cinnamon cinnamon cinminnamon in oh I think we covered a lot of good ground here. A lot of practical ah advice things for people to do go outdoors. 47:31.10 Dr_ Placebo Are. 47:35.70 mikebledsoe Ah, make sure you're looking far I don't think anyone needs to be told to look close I think we're getting plenty of that just make sure you're getting some type of balance there move your eyes around ah circles are great. Ah, what else you say we got. Ah. 47:43.68 Dr_ Placebo Um. 47:54.25 Dr_ Placebo So you have ah visual tracking so being able to track a ball coming in at you. Um, there's way more. But for the sake of simplicity. Yeah, even if you just did the eyes closed ah circles and holds. 47:56.58 mikebledsoe Yep. 48:10.71 Dr_ Placebo Eyes open circles and holds and then tossed a ball against a wall preferably like twenty Ish feet away and then the other thing I would say is whenever you sit down at a console set a fucking timer. We have. These magic rectangles and one of their functions is that you can set a timer just don't get frozen in any single position. You know you want to have the farmer vision and the accounting vision. You want to have the lantern and the laser and it's the Alternating. You know another thing I have people do um in the primal athleticism program I do nearf far drills which is you basically put a post it on the wall twenty thirty feet away and you draw something on it a letter a number something that you have to really be able to focus on. And then you hold another one in your hand like let's say twelve inches away so you have something that's twelve inches or twenty inches away in your hand and then you have something that's about 20 to thirty feet away on the wall and you basically try to see how quickly you can cycle between focusing on each one so you know let's say I have a written in the post it in my hand and I have b written in the posted on the wall and I'm going to try to cycle between a and b back and forth as quickly as I can and of course you can move the post it around. 49:42.29 Dr_ Placebo And have it be down a little lower but the main thing is that you're just changing the distance of your focal point because if you're focused on the post it in your hand. You're not going to be able to see what's written on the posted on the wall and if you wanted to you know?? um. Upgraded a little bit. You could write like love on the wall and courage in your hand or something like that. So you have more of like a psychological thing going On. It's you know a little bit sterile to be like ah look at a and then look at B Ah so as long as you're going to do that You might as well. 50:16.36 mikebledsoe I think you should put Mike and max on these postcards that that you know, ah if you if you go to if you go to the website and there's a lead. 50:20.78 Dr_ Placebo Right? perfect. 50:31.58 mikebledsoe Well, there's a pdf over there. Ah. 50:35.95 Dr_ Placebo This is getting weird I love it. But basically you just cycle back and forth see how quickly and use a metronome if you have 1 available to you get free app on your phone and cycle between the close and the far vision. 50:37.18 mikebledsoe A. 50:52.20 mikebledsoe But the you introduced me to using the metronome with training for all sorts of different things that was incredibly useful for me appreciate that I Highly recommend it? yeah. 50:54.93 Dr_ Placebo So that's another thing you can do. Ah. 51:05.90 Dr_ Placebo Oh my god yeah, it's ah it's an absolute game changer people are so focused on how much mass is being moved versus how much acceleration is happening. And 1 of the most fundamental physics. Equations is force equals mass times acceleration and I think it's hilarious. This perverted obsession. We have with mass and this complete neglect of acceleration when in actuality. Um, people care way more. 51:25.36 mikebledsoe Yeah. 51:41.50 Dr_ Placebo About how fast they can move rather than how much stuff they can move and the people who have the best longevity are the ones who retain their ability to be able to move quickly and in fact, that's the athletic attribute that deteriorates more rapidly. Which is why ah sprinters you know tend to peak before age 30 but power lifters tend to peak often in their 40 s late 40 s fifty s so ah, way too much focus is spent on. The amount of mass that is being moved versus the amount of force that is being generated which includes the acceleration and a metronome improves your coordination. It proves your rhythm and it also is a way to very easily ah increase the force. By increasing the acceleration as opposed to just increasing the mass really powerful stuff. I mean there's a lot of other eye Exercises. You could do with it. But yeah for sake of simplicity ah eyes closed make Circles eyes open make circles throw a ball against the wall. 52:37.81 mikebledsoe Yeah, love it. 52:54.80 Dr_ Placebo And then try that near far drill and then use a timer so you're not stuck ah on any 1 ah console for too long. You know there's like the twenty Twenty rule every 20 minutes look twenty feet away for at least 20 seconds that's fine ah a little bit longer would be better though. You know so every 15 minutes or so look at something further away for a little while it'll make a big difference. 53:20.89 mikebledsoe Yeah, so we call it is anything else. You want to leave him with feel like got some Yeah, everyone's got homework to do. Don't go back and put these things into practice. 53:31.80 Dr_ Placebo Ah. 53:37.52 Dr_ Placebo Do do some drawing and doodling do doodling is better than dawdling is what I say so if you're if you're stuck like draw dry it out. You know, a lot of ah. 1 of the big advantages we have is being able to draw symbols and shapes and connect different ideas together. So if you're if you're not sure just start just start drawing shapes and ah connecting words and ideas with lines so you can see it all. Big picture and I think this is probably one of the things that I do best because sometimes I have difficulty staying engaged with details but I will often get out a piece of paper and just draw down some ideas but I'll connect them with ah shapes and lines and diagrams. And I'll try to make some math equations there too but getting your ideas. Ah not only down on paper in words but also connected together in shapes and symbols and lines is really powerful and so you will be able to improve your ability to visualize. And ah envision the future if you use some symbols on the paper. So ah I'll just I'll close with that. Thank you guys. You can see me Maxshank.com Mike Bleso you can find him on his new newsletter where you can get. 54:53.15 mikebledsoe That hurt. 55:04.61 Dr_ Placebo Hot Fresh ah wisdom delivered to your inbox and then also blue light blocking glasses I think you can learn the secret as well. 55:16.90 mikebledsoe Yep yep, just go go go find on the newsletter. Maybe one day I'll yeah I mean if you actually there's if you Dm me I can get you on the newsletter. But right now I don't have anywhere. 55:19.50 Dr_ Placebo Where can they find that strong coach. What where do I sign up for your newsletter dude right. 55:33.76 mikebledsoe For anyone to sign up so I'm ah. 55:34.84 Dr_ Placebo Yeah, how convenient it's like it's like a secret club with no sign on La door. 55:43.42 mikebledsoe I Got I've got a I got my email list that people that got in or get my messages. The people who want in are confused. It's okay I'm I'm rebuilding some things. Ah. 55:56.86 Dr_ Placebo Ah I like it so send you a dm Mike Underscore blood so if you want to get in on it I like it. 56:00.74 mikebledsoe Yeahp Yeah I'll I'll add you and yeah I like to keep it tight I Only want to be talking to people who really want to be talking to me. So yeah, yeah. 56:08.70 Dr_ Placebo All right? nice. Keep it keep a clear vision until next time folks. Thanks Mikey! Love you buddy. 56:15.61 mikebledsoe Love you lady y'all.

CBN.com - Spiritual Life - Video Podcast
TPi - Africa's First Lady of Skeleton

CBN.com - Spiritual Life - Video Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 17, 2022 28:32


Africa's first Olympian to compete as a Skeleton racer discusses her new book Sleigh All Day.

CBN.com - Spiritual Life - Video Podcast
TPi - Africa's First Lady of Skeleton

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Play Episode Listen Later Sep 17, 2022 28:32


Africa's first Olympian to compete as a Skeleton racer discusses her new book Sleigh All Day.

TerraSpaces
Orbital Command X Skeleton Punks AMA

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Play Episode Listen Later Sep 17, 2022 66:03


Today on the Ether we have the Skeleton Punks AMA hosted by Rebel DeFi and Edwin of Orbital Command. You'll hear from Deebs DeFi, Amine Larhrib, Jason, e.d.i.t.h, Depeg Nation, and more! Recorded on September 17th 2022. If you enjoy the music at the end of the episodes, you can find the albums streaming on Spotify, and the rest of your favorite streaming platforms. Check out Project Survival, Virus Diaries, and Plan B wherever you get your music. Thank you to everyone in the community who supports TerraSpaces.

CBN.com - Spiritual Life - Video Podcast
TPi - Africa's First Lady of Skeleton

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Play Episode Listen Later Sep 17, 2022 28:32


Africa's first Olympian to compete as a Skeleton racer discusses her new book Sleigh All Day.

The Golden Ratio Podcast
260. Giant Skeleton

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Play Episode Listen Later Sep 16, 2022 33:44


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Bizarre podcast
HH Holmes Part 2 , The Wife Stealer And Skeleton Articulator

Bizarre podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 13, 2022 22:28


HH Holmes Part 2 , The Wife Stealer And Skeleton ArticulatorHolmes was now moving up in the world, he was now the proud owner of a very profitable pharmacy, and he was seen as a respectable gentleman in the area. And yet he remained a bachelor, In December of 1886 Holmes was away on a business trip to Minneapolis,weather it was actual business or something more sinister is unclear, but it was in Minneapolis that he met miss Myrta z, Belknap.Holmes had turned on his charms and won over the heart of Myrta , who fell head over heels for Holmes and by January of 1887 the already married Holmes and Myrta were wed. he had .took another wife Hey guess what , Bizarre Tales now has its very own you tube channel called Bizarre tales,please head over there and check it out , like , subscribe .....here is the linkhttps://www.youtube.com/channel/UCXQNvacVKqwcxOgKMhLMOBAalso heres a link to my other youtube channel covering pop culture and all things geeky Pop Culture Pedestalhttps://www.youtube.com/channel/UC6ONBRtrLCSEKhQ4u_rjIlQ/videosjoin us on Instagram , come and join inhttps://www.instagram.com/bizarrepodcast/or on Facebookhttps://www.facebook.com/groups/1045277836269589/?ref=share

Weird Darkness: Stories of the Paranormal, Supernatural, Legends, Lore, Mysterious, Macabre, Unsolved
“THE SKELETON FACTORY” and 4 More True and Morbid Stories! #WeirdDarkness

Weird Darkness: Stories of the Paranormal, Supernatural, Legends, Lore, Mysterious, Macabre, Unsolved

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 11, 2022 55:44


Find Weird Darkness wherever you listen to podcasts: https://linktr.ee/weirddarkness IN THIS EPISODE: Seeing a lifelike human skeleton in a doctor's office, especially in the past couple of centuries, was – and in many cases still is - commonplace. But where did one go to get such lifelike skeletons if you were a doctor in the 1800s? Why, a skeleton factory, of course! (The Skeleton Factory) *** When you think of a mad scientist you most likely think of Victor Frankenstein – but it's rumored Mary Shelley took inspiration for the character from a real mad scientist by the name of Andrew Ure. (Andrew Ure: A Real Life Mad Scientist) *** The story of Kate Watson is a grim one – living as a prostitute in the Old West, and when that wasn't enough she took up cattle rustling. Her husband wasn't any better. So it's probably no surprise that she was strung up until dead. But maybe you should wait to pass judgement until you hear the whole story. (The Lynching of Cattle Kate) *** In March of 2004, teenager Brianna Maitland left work in the late evening hours and was never seen again. To this day it is still one of Vermont's most infamous mysteries. (The Vanishing of Brianna Maitland) *** In June of 1989 a nurse was found dead, drugged, strangled, and tied up outside of Vancouver, British Columbia with her hands and feet bound behind her. So how could police conclude she committed suicide? (The Murder of Nurse Cindy)SOURCES AND ESSENTIAL WEB LINKS…“The Skeleton Factory” from Strange Ago: https://weirddarkness.tiny.us/2j8reje3 “Andrew Ure: A Real Life Mad Scientist” posted at The Scare Chamber: https://weirddarkness.tiny.us/3n5tfpeh “The Murder of Nurse Cindy” posted the The Trouble With Justice: https://weirddarkness.tiny.us/2kfah7mv “The Lynching of Cattle Kate” posted at Strange Company: https://weirddarkness.tiny.us/utdy2sh6 “The Vanishing of Brianna Maitland” by Orrin Grey for The Line Up: https://weirddarkness.tiny.us/je9s98ru = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = =Visit the Church of the Undead: http://undead.church/ Find out how to escape eternal darkness at https://weirddarkness.com/eternaldarkness = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = =Weird Darkness theme by Alibi Music Library. Background music provided by Alibi Music Library, EpidemicSound and/or StoryBlocks with paid license. Music from Shadows Symphony (https://tinyurl.com/yyrv987t), Midnight Syndicate (http://amzn.to/2BYCoXZ), Kevin MacLeod (https://tinyurl.com/y2v7fgbu), Tony Longworth (https://tinyurl.com/y2nhnbt7), and Nicolas Gasparini (https://tinyurl.com/lnqpfs8) is used with permission of the artists.= = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = =(Over time links seen above may become invalid, disappear, or have different content. I always make sure to give authors credit for the material I use whenever possible. If I somehow overlooked doing so for a story, or if a credit is incorrect, please let me know and I will rectify it in these show notes immediately. Some links included above may benefit me financially through qualifying purchases.)= = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = ="I have come into the world as a light, so that no one who believes in me should stay in darkness." — John 12:46Trademark, Weird Darkness®, 2022. Copyright Weird Darkness©, 2022.

Scruffy Looking Podcasters: A Star Wars Podcast

The lads are back after a break and they talk the latest in their lives and in Star Wars including the news from D23.  Mandalorian Season 3 trailer, Tales of the Jedi, Skeleton crew and more.    Email us at: scruffypodcasters@gmail.com If you like us, feel free to leave a 5 star review on iTunes! LIKE US ON FACEBOOK AND INSTAGRAM! https://www.facebook.com/ScruffyPodcasters/ @scruffypodcast We have a teepublic site! https://www.teepublic.com/user/scruffylookinpodcasters If you like the intro/outro music check out the Fogcutters and Mamas Boomshack: http://mamasboomshack.com/ http://www.thefogcutters.com/ Podcast artwork by Chris Hall himself! check him out: Instagram: @chrishallillustration Etsy: https://www.etsy.com/shop/BlackSheepRebellion?ref=shop_sugg Teepublic: https://www.teepublic.com/user/blacksheeprebellion Follow us on Twitter! Scruffy Looking Podcasters: @ScruffyPodcast Ed: @ScruffyEdB James: @RealEcho207 Kev: @kpg1974 Chris Hall: @chrishallbsdc

Paranormal Mysteries Podcast
295: Skeleton Lady With Black Horns, Bloody Man In A Bathtub & A Grave In The Bedroom | Paranormal Mysteries

Paranormal Mysteries Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 9, 2022 23:14 Very Popular


Tonight, I'll be talking about an amazing event involving divine intervention, multiple encounters with dark entities during sleep paralysis, and a listener that has a lifetime of haunting experiences. All of these stories, and more, coming up on this edition of Paranormal Mysteries.TELL YOUR STORY Email: paranormalmysteriespodcast@gmail.com Voicemail: https://www.speakpipe.com/paranormalmysteries Website: https://www.paranormalmysteriespodcast.com/ Forum: https://www.paranormalmysteriespodcast.com/forum SUPPORT THE SHOW Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/join/paranormalmysteries? BuyMeACoffee: https://www.buymeacoffee.com/paranormal PayPal: https://www.paypal.com/donate/?hosted_button_id=MG24QCZBAWRRN Merchandise: https://www.zazzle.com/store/paranormalmysteries SOCIAL MEDIA Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/paranormalmysteriespodcast Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/paranormalmysteriespodcast YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/c/ParanormalMysteriesPodcast Twitter: https://twitter.com/ParaMysteryPod MY WIFE'S “SLEEP AND RELAXATION PODCAST” Apple Podcasts: https://apple.co/3aOsZoy Spotify: https://spoti.fi/3zwS29T Pandora: https://bit.ly/3xjB1NX Google Podcasts: https://bit.ly/3NNmsZW iHeartRadio: https://ihr.fm/3HgoS0F MUSIC & MEDIA PROVIDED BY https://www.paranormalmysteriespodcast.com/stock-music-media PODCAST SOURCE https://www.spreaker.com/show/paranormal-mysteries-podcast © 2022 Paranormal Mysteries Podcast. All Rights Reserved.

The Turbulent World of Middle East Soccer
Putin Makes Civilisationalism Fashionable, Dugin Puts Flesh On Its Skeleton

The Turbulent World of Middle East Soccer

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 9, 2022 10:47


Russian President Vladimir Putin has inspired civilisationalist leaders to emerge from the woodwork and publicly define their states as civilisational rather than national entities.

Weird Darkness: Stories of the Paranormal, Supernatural, Legends, Lore, Mysterious, Macabre, Unsolved
“SATAN'S SKELETON” and 3 More Freaky True Stories! #WeirdDarkness

Weird Darkness: Stories of the Paranormal, Supernatural, Legends, Lore, Mysterious, Macabre, Unsolved

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 9, 2022 53:03


Find Weird Darkness wherever you listen to podcasts: https://linktr.ee/weirddarkness IN THIS EPISODE: “The Devil Is Dead Now, And Here Is His Skeleton!” That's the headline that ran in the Los Angeles Herald on October 6th, 1865. And this was no 19th century click-bait… they actually found real bones that fit the bill. (Satan's Skeleton) *** There are a number of tragic cases where people lose all memory of who they are, and, for whatever reason, no one is able to help them recover their identities. However, few such stories are as complicated and uncanny as the long, long search for the real “Charles Jamison.” (The Man Without a Past) *** Imagine suddenly, without warning, finding yourself in a completely different life. A different place to live, different friends and family. Nothing is the same. This is what happened to author Caroline Leavitt – but that's only half of her truly bizarre story! (My Unconscious Other Life) *** A secret aircraft reportedly crashed during takeoff at RAF Boscombe Down in 1994 sparking what has been an ongoing and fascinating mystery ever since. (The Boscombe Down Incident)SOURCES AND ESSENTIAL WEB LINKS…"Satan's Skeleton” posted at StrangeAgo.com: https://weirddarkness.tiny.us/y5rbrn6d “The Man Without a Past” from the website Strange Company: https://weirddarkness.tiny.us/ja63t9n “My Unconscious Other Life” by Rob Schwarz for Stranger Dimensions (https://weirddarkness.tiny.us/rm9vtwzf), and Caroline Leavitt for Psychology Today (https://weirddarkness.tiny.us/29ncdr4w)“The Boscombe Down Incident” by Brett Tingley for The Drive: https://weirddarkness.tiny.us/3m8xv44s = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = =Visit the Church of the Undead: http://undead.church/ Find out how to escape eternal darkness at https://weirddarkness.com/eternaldarkness = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = =Weird Darkness theme by Alibi Music Library. Background music provided by Alibi Music Library, EpidemicSound and/or StoryBlocks with paid license. Music from Shadows Symphony (https://tinyurl.com/yyrv987t), Midnight Syndicate (http://amzn.to/2BYCoXZ), Kevin MacLeod (https://tinyurl.com/y2v7fgbu), Tony Longworth (https://tinyurl.com/y2nhnbt7), and Nicolas Gasparini (https://tinyurl.com/lnqpfs8) is used with permission of the artists.= = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = =(Over time links seen above may become invalid, disappear, or have different content. I always make sure to give authors credit for the material I use whenever possible. If I somehow overlooked doing so for a story, or if a credit is incorrect, please let me know and I will rectify it in these show notes immediately. Some links included above may benefit me financially through qualifying purchases.)= = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = ="I have come into the world as a light, so that no one who believes in me should stay in darkness." — John 12:46Trademark, Weird Darkness®, 2022. Copyright Weird Darkness©, 2022.

Coffee with Creamer
The Skeleton in the Living Room | Episode 59

Coffee with Creamer

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 7, 2022 44:22


Have you noticed how many times you can repeat the same argument with your loved one and the outcome never change? Barry talks about seeing the structures or system behind a particular argument/situation in order to bring about lasting change.     Link to sign-up for the Texans for Life Annual Benefit Dinner Scriptures Ecc. […]

Kottke Ride Home
Tue. 09/06 - The Science Tooth Fairy & the Vampire Skeleton

Kottke Ride Home

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 6, 2022 19:36


How analyzing baby teeth might be able to facilitate early intervention for childhood adversity. Plus, archaeologists have found the skeleton of a seventeenth century woman accused of being a vampire. And yet another Artemis update, including why the latest scrubbed launch attempt can kind of be blamed on the Space Shuttle.Sponsors:I Am Bio, Subscribe at bio.org/podcastIndeed, Get a free $75 credit PLUS earn up to $500 extra in sponsored job credits with Indeed's Virtual Interviews at Indeed.com/goodnewsLinks:The secret lives of baby teeth (Vox)'Vampire' in Poland Found Buried With a Sickle to Prevent The Rise of The Dead (Science Alert)Archaeologists unearth remains of 17th-century female “vampire” in Poland (Ars Technica)Woman, Church & State by Matilda Joslyn Gage (Gutenberg) NASA to Stand Down on Artemis I Launch Attempts in Early September, Reviewing Options (NASA)NASA Scrubs Second Artemis I Launch Attempt (NY Times)Years after shuttle, NASA rediscovers the perils of liquid hydrogen (Ars Technica)NASA's Mega-Rocket Launch Delayed at Least a Month After Engine Leaks (Science Alert)NASA's Artemis moon mission won't launch anytime soon (Mashable)Jackson Bird on TwitterSee Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.

Paranormal Hotline
Ghosts and Fairies and Skeletons oh my! True Irish Folklore Stories

Paranormal Hotline

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 6, 2022 26:01


This week on the paranormal hotline podcast we took a look at the Schools' Collection, which is a collection of folklore compiled by schoolchildren in Ireland in the 1930s. All the stories were collected by kids from their parents or grandparents and brought back to their schools. This collection has all kinds of spooky stories from Ireland that have been collected. It has everything from ghostly funerals, skeletons and fairies! https://www.duchas.ie/en/cbesIf you have a story you want us to cover or a spooky tale of your own that you want read out on the podcast then send it on to us at  paranormalhotlinepodcast@gmail.com.Support the show

Darkness Loves Us
I Shudder at Your Touch

Darkness Loves Us

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 5, 2022 83:46


Sara and Tennille present their book reports on I Shudder at Your Touch, an anthology of 22 Tales of Sex and Horror. Skeleton name and persona finally revealed!

Creepypasta and Scary Stories
3 Fantasy Stories About Ancient Relics and Fables - Redux

Creepypasta and Scary Stories

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 3, 2022 58:13


Ancient Relics and FablesWelcome to the Saturday redux :)Today I take you into the realm of the fantasy world where you will experience some frightening tales of yesterday. These three stories grip your heart and your mind for in these stories true evil and magic exist. For more information on these stories visit my website at https://www.creepypastascarystories.comStory 1Story Number OneThe Skeleton in the Thronehttps://creepypasta.fandom.com/wiki/The_Skeleton_in_the_ThroneMusicFernweh by myuuhttps://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rILdNFvusWoStory 2Flight of the Elf Kinghttps://creepypasta.fandom.com/wiki/Flight_of_the_Elf-KingMusicFacing Darkness - myuuhttps://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BxDVgEhZppkStory 3The Squire and the Black Scrollby Killahawke1https://creepypasta.fandom.com/wiki/The_Squire_and_the_Black_ScrollMusicShelter - myuuhttps://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-G37YAeLV0MIt's Not Over yet - myuuDwarf Fighthttps://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VWXDv7huKS0Intro and EndingMusicThe Order's Theme - myuuhttps://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Xvzl0S85HHgStories told by Spooky Boo RhodesCome visit my other podcast at Spooky Boo's Scary Story Timehttps://www.scarystorytime.comPatreon: https://www.spookyboo.clubTwitter: @spookyboorhodesFacebook: @spookybooscarystorytimeInstagram @spookybooscarystorytimeThanks for listening!

RHLSTP with Richard Herring
RHLSTP Book Club 21 - Erin Kelly

RHLSTP with Richard Herring

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 2, 2022 39:52


RHLSTP Book Club 21 - The Skeleton Key - In this first episode of series 2, Richard chats with acclaimed author Erin Kelly about her gripping gothic thriller, the Skeleton Key, the influence of the 1970s treasure hunt book, Masquerade, the madness and confidence of conspiracy theorists, how you research the decomposition of a body, how to plot a thriller and whether every book should come with a hidden golden prize, even if it's about testicles.get the book here - https://www.amazon.co.uk/Skeleton-Key-Erin-Kelly/dp/1473680883SUPPORT THE SHOW!Watch our TWITCH CHANNELSee extra content at our WEBSITESee details of the RHLSTP TOUR DATES Become a member at https://plus.acast.com/s/rhlstp.

News For Kids
Dinosaur Skeleton Sold in New York

News For Kids

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 1, 2022 5:38


Hey there! Today, We're at an auction house! 我們今天在拍賣會場! Auction houses are a bit like shopping malls… people go to them to buy things. Say you want to buy a new hat. In an auction house, they only have one very special hat, and lots of people want to buy it! 如果你想要買帽子,在拍賣會只會有一頂特別的,而且大家都搶著要! The auction house has to decide who gets to buy it. They do this by asking everyone how much money they would like to spend. This is called "bidding". Whoever bids the most money gets the hat! 大家會競標,願意付最多錢的人就可以買到。 Now, let's say you don't want a hat. Instead you want… a dinosaur skeleton! You can't get that at the mall! 但如果你想買恐龍化石,大賣場就不會有了! Well, a famous auction house in New York just sold a dinosaur skeleton for LOTS of money: nearly 6 million dollars! 紐約的一個拍賣會上,一個恐龍化石賣了將近六百萬元! This type of dinosaur is called a Gorgosaurus. They think it is nearly 77 million years old! 這頭恐龍叫做蛇髮女怪龍,有七千七百萬年的歷史! It's special, because all the other Gorgosaurus skeletons we have found are in museums, so people can study them and keep them safe. This is the first one ever to be sold to just one person! 這種恐龍化石是第一次賣給一般人! Do you think it's better for a dinosaur skeleton to be in a museum, for lots of people to enjoy? Or do you think it would be fun to have one in your house just for you? 你覺得化石在博物館比較好,還是放在自己家收藏? What would you do with it?! ________________________________ Vocabulary 你會想出高價買恐龍化石嗎? 1. buy 買 Let's go to the shopping mall on Saturday. 我們星期六去購物中心吧。 What do you want to buy? 你想買什麼? I'd like to check out something. 我想去找些東西。 2. spend 花錢 Don't spend too much money on toys. 別花太多錢在玩具上。 Hats aren't toys. 帽子不是玩具。 I don't think they sell hats there. 我想那裏不賣帽子。 3. sell 賣 Sure they do. 當然有賣。 They sell all kinds of hats at the mall. 購物中心有賣各種帽子。 Yeah, I forgot there is a hat store. 對,我忘了有一家帽子店。 4. museum 博物館 But the hats you like belong in a museum. 不過你喜歡的帽子屬於博物館。 That's not true. 才不會呢。 Museums don't have my taste. 博物館沒有我的品味。 今天的單字簡單而常用。 buy 買 spend 花錢 sell 賣 museum 博物館 ________________________________ Quiz 1. How do you buy things at an auction house? A: By bidding the least money B: By bidding the most money C: By baking a cake 2. What was a Gorgosaurus? A: A dinosaur B: A bowl of soup C: A big fat cat 3. How old do they think this Gorgosaurus skeleton is? A: 7 hundred years old B: 17 thousand years old C: 77 million years old Answers 1. B 2. A 3. C

Study Buddhist Treatises with Thubten Chodron - Bhikshuni Thubten Chodron

Commentary to verses 41-47 of Shantideva’s Chapter 8. Reflecting on the nature of the body to counter the distraction of sexual desire.

Scary Stories for the Soul
Episode 29: Confess your Sins to the Skeleton Man!

Scary Stories for the Soul

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 1, 2022 34:29


What would you confess to if provoked by a ghost from your past? Today we talk about Shelby Helene Adelaide, the inventor of a curious confession apparatus that combined the law with the supernatural. We also hear a story as to what might have motivated her to build such a machine, and why she never invented anything else again.

Study Buddhist Treatises with Thubten Chodron - Bhikshuni Thubten Chodron

Commentary to verses 41-47 of Shantideva’s Chapter 8. Reflecting on the nature of the body to counter the distraction of sexual desire.

Talk Film Society Podcast
Double Edged Double Bill 223: Ponyo On the Cliff By the Skeleton Man

Talk Film Society Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Aug 30, 2022 77:47


For this Double Edged Double Bill, the fantasy realms are coming to us! Yes, Adam and Thomas are here with an episode about urban fantasy films (i.e. when fantastical elements come into our real world) given the genre is in the air with the recent premieres of House of the Dragon and Lord of the Rings: The Rings of Power! First, Michael Rooker and a group of mercenaries must catch the baffling titular villain in the Predator rip off TV movie known as The Skeleton Man! Then, acclaimed animator Hayao Miyazaki does his spin on The Little Mermaid with a little fish girl and boy finding each other in Ponyo On the Cliff By the Sea! Together, our duo answer the crucial questions. What would it be like to work with The Skeleton Man? Why can't we eat anime food? Which two films will they cover for their next episode on Viola Davis? Well, watch out for helicopter destroying arrows as you run on top the sentient waves of Japan so you can listen to find out! See Thomas at DragonCon this Labor Day Weekend in Atlanta, GA! Subscribe to our Patreon for $1 a month to get bonus podcasts & polls to choose episode topics and films we cover! patreon.com/dedbpod Follow the show on Twitter @DEDBpod & Facebook as well as Thomas on Twitter! Send feedback to doubleedgeddoublebill@gmail.com! Subscribe and rate us on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, Stitcher & Podbean! Our artwork is provided by the amazing Christian Thor Lally! We're a proud member of the Talk Film Society Podcast Network!

Double Edged Double Bill
223: Ponyo On the Cliff By the Skeleton Man

Double Edged Double Bill

Play Episode Listen Later Aug 30, 2022 77:46


For this Double Edged Double Bill, the fantasy realms are coming to us! Yes, Adam and Thomas are here with an episode about urban fantasy films (ie when fantastical elements come into our real world) given the genre is in the air with the recent premieres of House of the Dragon and Lord of the Rings: The Rings of Power! First, Michael Rooker and a group of mercenaries must catch the baffling titular villain in the Predator rip off TV movie known as The Skeleton Man! Then, acclaimed animator Hayao Miyazaki does his spin on The Little Mermaid with a little fish girl and boy finding each other in Ponyo On the Cliff By the Sea! Together, our duo answer the crucial questions. What would it be like to work with The Skeleton Man? Why can't we eat anime food? Which two films will they cover for their next episode on Viola Davis? Well, watch out for helicopter destroying arrows as you run on top the sentient waves of Japan so you can listen to find out!   See Thomas at DragonCon this Labor Day Weekend in Atlanta, GA! Subscribe to our Patreon for $1 a month to get bonus podcasts & polls to choose episode topics and films we cover! Follow the show on Twitter @DEDBpod & Facebook as well as Thomas on Twitter! Send feedback to doubleedgeddoublebill@gmail.com! Subscribe and rate us on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, Stitcher & Podbean! Our artwork is provided by the amazing Christian Thor Lally! We're a proud member of the Talk Film Society Podcast Network!  

Kings and Generals: History for our Future
3.11 Fall and Rise of China: White Lotus Rebellion

Kings and Generals: History for our Future

Play Episode Listen Later Aug 29, 2022 53:01


Last time we spoke, the Qing Dynasty faced the last real death throes of the Ming Dynasty. What is known as the Revolt of three Feudatories resulted in a war against Wu Sangui, Geng Jingzhong & Shang Zhixin. One by one each warlord fell to the Qing dynasty's vast armies and with each defeat brought more territory and populace under the Qing yolk. However one last major enemy loomed, the Kingdom of Taiwan established by Koxinga. Koxinga's descendent Zheng Keshuang would eventually be defeated and with his submission it seemed the Qing Dynasty would have eternal peace. However, the Qing' enemies remained within and outside its borders at all times. Holding the new empire together would not be easy. The Qing empire, much like the great wall of China could be destroyed, brick by brick and only time would tell how that wall would hold.    This episode is the White Lotus Rebellion   Welcome to the Fall and Rise of China Podcast, I am your dutiful host Craig Watson. But, before we start I want to also remind you this podcast is only made possible through the efforts of Kings and Generals over at Youtube. Perhaps you want to learn more about the history of Asia? Kings and Generals have an assortment of episodes on the history of asia and much more  so go give them a look over on Youtube. So please subscribe to Kings and Generals over at Youtube and to continue helping us produce this content please check out www.patreon.com/kingsandgenerals. If you are still hungry for some more history related content, over on my channel, the Pacific War Channel where I cover the history of China and Japan from the 19th century until the end of the Pacific War. The revolt of the 3 feudatories had ended, Wu Sangui, Geng Jingzhong & Shang Zhixin were all defeated. The grandson of Koxinga, Zheng Keshuang was defeated, Taiwan was conquered and brought under the fold of the Qing dynasty. The Qing also managed to defend its borders from the external threat of the Tsardom of Russia. The Russians had ventured into border skirmishes around the Amur River valley, first in 1658 with the Battle of Hutong, in which a force of Manchu and Koreans overwhelmed a force of 500 Cossacks aboard 11 ships, sending them fleeing to Albazin. Albazin was a Russian settlement on the Amur River right along the Qing Dynasty's border and it remained a point of conflict in the late 17th century. Since their defeat at the battle of Hutong, the Russians began a campaign of persuading nearby populaces to their cause rather than the Qing which became such a nuisance by 1685 that the Qing sent a force to lay siege to the settlement. In just one day the settlement garrisoned by 450 men surrendered, however a year later the Russians would return to the settlement looking to re-establish themselves. The Qing yet again besieged the settlement in 1686, however this time it was much bloodier. The Qing threw around 3000 men at Albazin which was garrisoned by 800, by the end of the ordeal it is said just 24 men survived within Albazin and the Qing lost perhaps 1500 casualties. In the greater scheme of things, it was just a small border clash, but the result was rather significant. The Russians had been acting rather boldly, because of all the strife going on between the Qing and Ming, but now that the Qing had consolidated their new empire they were more than capable of defending any encroachments, especially those in Manchuria,their native homelands. After defeating the Russians again at the Siege of Albazin, the Qing government sent letters to the Tsar suggesting they sign a peace treaty, because for quite a long time now, the Qing were dealing with an age old enemy, the Mongols, to be precise the Dzungar Mongols. Emperor Kangxi wished to rid the Russian nuisance from the Amur area which was the northern border so he could focus his army on the north-western problem that was the Dzungar Mongols. The Russians knew they could not hope to defend outposts as far as the Amur region and the idea of peace talks perked their interests as trade would be far more beneficial to them then border skirmishes. A treaty would be signed called the Treaty of Nerchinsk, which established trade between the 2 empires and relative peace for quite a long time. This was also the first treaty between the Tsardom of Russia and the Qing dynasty, so a bit of legitimizing for the new-ish regime.   The Qing would have a hell of a time with the Dzungar Mongols which accumulated into what is known as the Dzungar-Qing war which almost went on for a hundred years. By the time the Qing would effectively end the wars with the Dzungar mongols, and all culminated in what is known as the Dzungar genocide. By the end of the wars in the 1750's it is estimated that around 80% of the Dzungar population, something like 500-800 thousand people were killed. During the early 18th century, the Qianlong Emperor gave a directive stating “"Show no mercy at all to these rebels. Only the old and weak should be saved. Our previous military campaigns were too lenient. If we act as before, our troops will withdraw, and further trouble will occur. If a rebel is captured and his followers wish to surrender, he must personally come to the garrison, prostrate himself before the commander, and request surrender. If he only sends someone to request submission, it is undoubtedly a trick. Tell Tsengünjav to massacre these crafty Zunghars. Do not believe what they say."”. As you can imagine such directives led to the massacres of countless people. On Top of the killings, the remaining Dzungar peoples were forcefully relocated to places all over China. Reports from a QING scholar named Wei Yuan who lived almost 100 years after the events state that 30% of the Dzungar people were killed by the Qing military, 40% died of disease such as a smallpox epidemic, 20% fled to other places like Russia and modern day Kazakhstan. There are quite a few historians who argue the Qianlong Emperor simply engaged in a genocidal campaign. Regardless after this rather horrible and bloody ordeal, for the most part the Qing dynasty undergoes a period of relative peace, and I mean the word peace should be taken with a grain of salt, for all Chinese history I don't think there is a single year some revolt or rebellion is not occurring.    When Emperor Kangxi took the throne from 1661-1722 this began what is called the Qing Golden Age. His successor Emperor Yongzheng continued the golden age from 1723-1735 and was further succeeded by Emperor Qianlong who would rule from 1735-1796 which is seen as the peak of the Golden age. During this period China annexed most of Mongolia, northeast China, Xinjiang, Tibet and Taiwan, aside from Taiwan, its basically the borders of the very China we know today. China at this time amounted to over 32% of the worlds industrial output, its population soared past 100 million for the first time in history and soon grew to an enormous 300 million, hell I live in Canada and we barely have 38 million right now! Despite being such a colossus, China for the most part was quite isolated in its market. China allowed foreign trade through places like Macau, but it was quite limited in scope. Eventually it would be expanded upon.   When the Qianlong Emperor took the throne he began numerous projects including the Ten Great Campaigns, which was a series of military campaigns that enlarged the empire to the extent I had mentioned previously. He put together the largest collection of books in Chinese history to that point known as the Siku Quanshu, “complete repository of the Four branches of Literature”. The exploration of the new world also brought riches in the form of new foods to China. The potato and peanut dramatically improved food supplies allowing for China's population to boom.    Now the upcoming episodes are going to specifically look at the emergence of European powers mingling with China. But this episode is going to be directed at an internal story, and one that is not often talked about. Stating that I will be glossing over some very very important events such as the journey of James Flint and the mission of Lord George Macartney, but rest assured those stories will be the very forefront after this one.   In the spring of 1794, the HMS Lion departed from Macau for its long voyage back home to England and a rumor spread amongst its crew that in the mountainous counties of Shanxi province, that a “true master” had appeared. This so-called Master was said to be marked with the character for the sun upon his left hand and the character of the moon on his right. Together these characters formed the character “Ming”, dun dun dunnnn. According to another rumor, a giant boulder in the village of where this master was born had suddenly split open revealing a hidden scripture inside thar read:  “A black wind will blow for a day and a night. It will destroy men beyond number. White bones will be piled into mountains, and Blood will flow to become an ocean”    It was the telling of an apocalypse, and rumors sprang all through China that the only way to escape the destruction was to memorize that scripture from the boulder and to chant it. Oh and to begin stockpiling guns and other weapons and be ready to support the great master's uprising against the Qing. It was said the “black wind” would hit in the spring of 1796 and it would destroy the world and usher in a new age. Zhang Zhengmo, a peasant living in Hubei province was one of many who believed the prophecy. At 32 years of age he had heard it told to him by a sect leader named Bai who explained to Zhang and many others that the True Master's doctrine was part of the White Lotus teachings.    The White Lotus sect had been around for hundreds of years, it was something like a marriage between Buddhism and Daoism. For the most part, the White Lotus sects amounted to nothing more than harmless people practicing a faith based on healing and protection from misfortune. The founder of the Ming dynasty Zhu Yuanzhang, joined a White Lotus Revolution that took shape in 1352 in Guangzhou. The revolution saw him taking firm control over the head of a rebellious army and he would go on to conquer Nanjing and take the title of Emperor Hongwu ushering in a new age. His title also held religious sentiment of the White Lotus. This religion however like many others held a prediction of an apocalypse and its followers believed that with it would come the second coming of Buddha who would return in the form of a bodhisattva named Maitreya to rid the world of corruption and suffering. Maitreya would destroy the corrupt government and the non believers and a utopia would be formed for those who helped bring upon the apocalypse.    So put yourself in the shoes of the Manchu rulers of the new Qing dynasty. You hear these rumors going around and see the potential rebellion you might be seeing from this religious group. White Lotus groups had sprung uprisings countless times in history and hell the dynasty you just defeated was made by one of those uprisings! Back to Zhang Zhengmo, well he was a recent convert and Bai who was a traveling sect leader became his teacher who indoctrinated him in the True Master's doctrine. Zhang donated money to the cause, not much, he was a peasant after all, but enough to start hoarding weapons. He then began to recruit other followers to become his students…you can see where this is going, think of a good old fashion MLM scam of today like herbalife or scientology haha except instead of toxic shakes or alien stories its people hoarding weapons to begin an apocalypse. So you can sort of get the picture, you become a follower, in the process you pay money to hoard weapons. Then you recruit other followers, rinse and repeat, soon you got yourself a rebellion cooking.    Zhang Zhengmo lived in a part of China considered to be an internal frontier, wide mountain ranges along the points where Hubei, Shaanxi and Sichuan pressed against another, same types of places all the bandit armies would run up into when the Qing came after them. This particular region was known as the Han River Highlands, which fed into the Yangzi river, not a very hospitable area and thus less developed. It was dense with forest, hills and such, perfect for bandits to hang out in. The reason I am describing this area is to emphasize something that is going on in China. I mentioned the population boom, from 100-300 million, it was enormous. With so many people, the necessity for agricultural expansion was enormous as well. Most of the southern and eastern parts of China were being cleared out for crops, literally everywhere was getting gulped up by farms. More and more people were forced to move into areas like the Han River Highlands and all of this culminated in more and more competition between settlers over natural resources. Like with most frontier societies, this got violent very fast. The Han River Highlands were a pretty scary place to live in the late 18th century, there was just about no security because the government officials were all in other areas. Thus without much intervention, who could step in to marshall such places? The White Lotus thats who.   The White Lotus promised safety for all of its followers and were more than happy to accept any settlers. By 1794 the Qing administration warily watched as regions such as the Han River Highlands had sects such as the White Lotus grow. Provincial authorities saw the potential risk of insurrection and began to work at dismantling such cells before they could cause trouble. A crackdown came in 1794 targeting groups based out of Sichuan, Shaanxi and Hubei. Emperor Qianlong made an edict in September ordering all captured sectarians to be punished according to the nature of their guilt. So for example, spiritual leaders would be executed by being cut into pieces, wozzors. Those who spread the White Lotus teachings would be beheaded. Mere followers, would be arrested and deported to Manchuria as slaves. All in all not a very subtle edict.    So the local Qing officials set to work, first it was village headmen who organized forces to round up White Lotus members. Within a few months time they had arrested 20 teachers and over a hundred followers, and as you can imagine their methodology was brutal and would intensify the situation. There was not enough forces to get the job done so the local officials began to hire local thugs to go house to house. As you can imagine the thugs began to run amok, many began to threaten to arrest people if they didn't pay them off. So those who paid them off or somehow managed to prove they were not White Lotus members received placards that they could put on their doors marking them as “decent people”. Everyone else were open targets for abuse as they were suspected White Lotus members. When Zhang Zhengmo heard the officials going house to house he quickly abandoned his home and fled before inspectors could get him. He returned to his native county in the same province where he continued his mission to recruit more followers. By the late winter of 1796, it is estimated that Zhang had more than 1000 followers. Only 2 months before the planned date for the apocalypse or better called uprising, Zhang found out that local officials were mounting a new crackdown now in his native county. Fearing his arrest, Zhang prepared for their arrival, calling upon his followers and telling him the time had come.   Zhang's followers took to the roads where they joined up with other cells that other recruiters had grown. In only a few days more than 10,000 White Lotus members converged under the leadership of Zhang Zhengmo. They brought with them, swords, guns, gunpowder and other supplies necessary for waging a rebellion. They plundered villages for supplies and began conscripting the local populace, coercing them with food. This all mattered not to the White Lotus believers who were taught that non believers would all be destroyed when Buddha returned regardless, so who cares if they harm any of these people in the meantime. The worshipers and their indentured conscripts soon swelled to 20,000 and they began to create blockades along the roads and pathways and made their way to the hills. Zhang Zhengmo's first HQ was to be a mountain estate of a very wealthy believer, but Zhang worried it was to undefendable and thus brought his force further into the mountains where he knew they could hold up better. A campment was built with thousands of shacks, white banners were spread out and the force began to adopt white headbands to identify themselves as legitimate rebels. Their weaponry was mostly swords, knives, though they did have 300 matchlock rifles and 6 chestnut wood cannons. They also had a ton of crossbows and a lot of poison tipped bolts. The defense of the mountain was typical guerilla stuff seen to this day, booby trapped paths, watch towers, makeshift landmines and people hidden around every nook and cranny.    Despite all the preparation, Zhang Zhengmo was quite reluctant to take his newfound rebel army down the mountain side, fearing they would all be slaughtered by the Qing army who must surely be awaiting them. So they all dug in for months, only sending the occasional raiding party down to gather supplies. July came and Zhang received word the Qing were slowly closing in on the mountain. He had burned his name in the registers hoping that he might be able to make an escape and some of his followers began to see he was not the leader they thought him to be. They had  been told he had met the True master, but many found out this was a lie. They looked to him for guidance, but all he could provide were cheap parlor tricks. When Zhang had called for the uprising he thought all of the White Lotus followers from miles all around would heed the cause. Yet after the first 10,000 flocked to him none others were found, he assumed everyone had been arrested and killed. They were trapped on this mountain, there was nowhere to escape to, there was no help coming. They held out another 2 months, but then in September the Qing broke their perimeter and arrested the lot of them. Zhang was to be executed, but before the deed a Qing interrogator demanded to know why he and his followers rebelled. “You are all peasants, you receive the blessings of the emperor. He relieves you of taxes and tribute grain. He relieves your debts. When there is a flood or a drought he gives you aid. You have a human heart, and you should feel gratitude and abide by the laws. So why, under the banner of these evil teachings, did you start a rebellion? In the end, what was it you wanted?”.  Zhang replied “We have indeed received blessings from the emperor. We had warm clothes and could eat our fill. We were peasants, and we were grateful. It was at a time when I was ignorant, that I first began to practice this religion. It was only because I wanted to encourage people to do good deeds and to avoid misfortune. But then the investigations and arrests intensified, and I saw that when people who practiced our religion were captured, all of them were charged with heavy crimes. So I became afraid”. So he was nothing more than a peasant, who ignorantly was led astray and when the crackdown occurred he did what he did out of fear. It is the excuse given by countless peasant uprisings, reckless bursts of defiance towards an perceived malevolent empire, nothing too remarkable. Zhang's force of 20,000 were brushed aside….and little did they know what had occurred all over China.    The “black wind” uprising spread like wildfire. The vast range and appeal of the apocalyptic rumors that had pushed Zhang and his followers had only increased exponentially. From word of mouth through the province, uprisings began to all explode spontaneously through the hill countries of the Han River Highlands. Zhang had no idea, but it was his movement that became the spark to see the entire forest ablaze. By the time the Qing officials had dealt with Zhang Zhengmo's camp, all of Hubei was engulfed in a wave of rebellion, and soon it spread to the neighboring provinces of Sichuan and Shaanxi. On february 9th of 1796, the first day of the lunar new year and just 6 days before Zhang Zhengmo began his uprising, Emperor Qianlong gave up the throne. The abdication had been planned for a very long time, all the way back to 1735 when Qianlong had given an edict that he planned to rule as long as high grandfather had. Emperor Kangxi had reigned for 61 years and Qianlong wanted to keep his word, but not entirely. While on the surface he did quote en quote abdicate on his 60th year as emperor, giving the throne to his son Jiaqing, in reality all he did was install a puppet. The calendars record the new year as Jiaqing Year 1, but within the capital it was truly Qianlong year 61. 2 calendars were kept, 2 sets of imperial annals with one referring to the supreme retired emperor Qianlong, who would continue to rule while his son kept the throne warm.   It probably would have been better for China if Emperor Qianlong really did abdicate, for while his reign was impressive, his effectiveness was deteriorating with his age. A Korean diplomat in 1794 reported to his superiors that Emperor Qianlong had acted in a bizarre manner. He stated that the Emperor ordered breakfast immediately after eating breakfast on some occasions. Thus the implication here was that the Emperor was going senile. Later in 1797 a different Korean envoy reported that the Emperor seemed to be unable to remember what occurred during the morning of their meeting nor what they had done the day prior. With the emperor in a weakened state, factions within his court began to vie for power. One of Emperor Qianlong's closest court officials a man named Heshen began to act out in the emperors name. The more the Emperors mental health declined the more Heshen would speak on his behalf. As observed by the western George Staunton in 1790 “Heshen enjoyed, almost exclusivity, the confidence of the emperor. He might be said to possess, in fact, under the emperor, the whole power of the empire”. It just so happens, Heshen was one of the most corrupt officials in Chinese history during a particularly corrupt ridden time in Chinese history. Heshen treated large amounts of the Qing governments bureaucracy as his own personal patronage network. For example, he began to appoint officials into positions and expected them to pay him handsomely for such appointments. This led the officials to embezzle money to pay him back. In one example he appointed a man to the Yellow River Conservancy, which controlled the funding for flood control over China's second longest river and the man embezzled over 6 million tales of silver each year to pay back Heshen. That money of course was required to help prevent the Yellow River from flooding and by the end of the 18th century about 1/10th of the government funds were actually used for flood prevention. As Heshen and others sucked up the money, the peasants on the floodplain suffered tremendously as the appointed official at the Yellow River Conservancy found it was in the best interests of everyone to allow the river to breach its dikes periodically, just to make sure the government funds kept pouring in. Heshen's corruption was widely apparent to the court, but to make any accusations against him was a death sentence as he had the mouth of the emperor.    Now back to the White Lotus rebellion, it was spreading as I said with great speed and this was greatly aided by government corruption. With the rampant corruption came a huge lack of government forces to respond to the initial uprisings. Skeleton garrisons in key locations such as Hubei allowed for the uprisings to spread like wildfire. The officials were caught off guard and massively unprepared. Across Hubei overwhelmed government forces tried to resist the rebels with whatever weapons they could muster, but soon began pleading other provinces for reinforcement. With such a lack of governmental forces to protect the common people, landowners resorted to raising private militias called “Xiangyong” (means local braves) which in turn began to simply plunder areas. As one witness reported “the so called militia soldiers just continued the work of stealing everything the refugees had left behind in their houses. There wasn't an empty hand anywhere…if the White Lotus rebels are like an ordinary comb, the private militia are the fine-toothed one”. These militias killed, robbed and caused further havoc. To the government all of them were rebels and in turn this caused all the rebels to find common cause. The slogan “the officials oppress, and the people rebel” spread across multiple rebel groups, and at the forefront was the White Lotus. The Qing government began a cycle of violence, redoubled its efforts to extinguish the White Lotus sects, only to give justification to them to increase their rebellious activity.    It is interesting to note the hiring of these militia's will play a crucial role in the downfall of the Qing dynasty. Many scholars attribute the adoption of hired militia's by the Qing government to being something like cutting off your limbs and eating them during starvation. The idea being that while the Qing could raise such militia's to try and stamp out the endless rebellions that will occur during their dynasty's reign, these were short term solutions and only hurt them in the long run. Hiring civilians in war showcased how the Qing standing armies were losing their fighting capability and greatly hurt the Qing treasuries. Regardless this will all be showcased much more in the future.   Emperor Qianlong saw the uprisings as a local issue that should be dealt with by local forces. His focus was on internal unrest, not the problems of the frontier lands and so he denied requests for military aid. He kept telling provincial officials to use the resources they had to deal with the uprisings even though he held ample elite troops that could have swept in to restore the peace. What Emperor Qianlong did do however was send funds to the province to help as the government treasury was jam packed with silver during this age. Without the capitals troops to reinforce them, provincial officials began to follow the lead of the militia rebels and armed peasants to fight off the rebels. At the beginning of the uprising most frontier territories had government militias of just a few hundred, luckier ones perhaps a few thousand. But as the rebellion spread into neighboring provinces and the funds from Beijing poured in, the militia armies grew exponentially. By 1798, Hubei had nearly 400,000 militiamen registered on its books and Sichuan and Shaanxi each had comparably large militia forces. In the concert of the war against the rebels, the 3 provinces reported a total of 100,000 government soldiers and upto a possible million militiamen.    The militiamen strategy proved to be very ineffective against the rebels, in fact the militias did more harm than good. Militiamen came from all walks of life, from farmers, to unemployed city folk to ruthless criminals. If you were a bandit, it was actually far more beneficial to join the militia which paid a salary about the same as a government soldier. These militiamen had no real allegiance beyond the salary they were paid so as the White Lotus watched the government hiring all of these people they simply offered them the same salary or more. By the later years of the uprising it turned out nearly half the White Lotus armies were made up of former militiamen! And if you were wondering what else than money could persuade these militiamen to join the White Lotus hear this. The governor general of Sichuan province reported with disgust that whenever government troops went into battle they simply quote “sent the militia to charge in ahead of them as they hung back where it was safe. If the militiamen got turned back by the rebels and started to run away, the government soldiers just ran after them”. On top of this, tons of false victories over the rebel armies were being reported when in reality, the government troops would just pretend to engage the rebels and continuously move their camps around. There was even reports that government forces would murder refugees from nearby villages and set up their mutilated bodies at their camps to make it look like they had caught rebels. The fact the government forces were really not engaging the rebel armies very much was so apparent one witness said “where the rebels are, there are no government forces; and where the government forces are, there are no rebels”.    With the declining mental health of Emperor Qianlong growing worse, the campaign against the White Lotus fell into the hands of Heshen who was too busy using the opportunity to enrich himself. As emperor Qianlong obsessed over the reports of the rebel war, apparently barely sleeping while he read them day and night according to accounts from his son, well Heshen was doing his best to control which reports came to the emperor. Heshen made sure all the reports were fake victory stories making it seem that the entire campaign was going off without a hitch. Heshen had appointed his own personal goons to be in key military positions who in turn fed falsified victory reports for money or military honors in return. This went further to whitewash massacres done to the civilian population by the government armies. And of course the funds for the military were going to the goons who in turn paid tribute right back to Heshen, making sure they kept their positions regardless of how incompetent they were. For the first 3 years of the war, Heshen effectively controlled the central government's military funding. It would also turn out that the registry of over 300,000 militia soldiers recruited to fight the White Lotus did not exist and it was an embezzlement scheme. It gets even worse. Those militia soldiers who did exist and who died fighting the rebels, well the corrupt officials would embezzle their death benefits, so a ton of mourning families got nothing and this had the disgusting side effect of creating an incentive for corrupt officers to have more of their soldiers die on the battlefield. The Militia related expenses would claim at least half the war effort funding according to Jiaqing who discovered the racket. A scholar in Hubei said this of the situation    “At first they nibbled away like worms, gradually taking more and more until they were gulping like whales. In the beginning, their embezzlements could be reckoned in hundreds and thousands of taels, but presently nothing less than ten thousand would attract notice. Soon amounts ran to scores of thousands, then to hundreds of thousands, then to millions.” Emperor Qianlong expected an easy victory over the White Lotus, but the war was not ending. After reading so many countless reports of victories over the rebels, Qianlong because frustrated and confused as to why the White Lotus rebels did not submit. By 1799, the cost of the war was reaching nearly 100 million taels of silver, an unbelievable sum that had completely exhausted the treasury surplus and there still was no end in sight. Emperor Qianlong spent his last years of life losing his mind to the rebellion and died in a position of helplessness with the treasury emptied. Jiaqing did not have an enviable start to his reign. He was a broad, fat man with a talent for archery and was left with a clean up job that was simply immense. He had been forced to suffer the indemnity of being enthroned in 1796 only to find out he was a puppet and that his father was not even in charge, it was Heshen. He was in his 40's and quite powerless as long as his father remained alive. The day after Emperor Qianlong died in 1799, one of Jiaqings first major acts was to order the arrest of Heshen, boom. There was a swift and very publicized trial where the board of punishments found Heshen to be guilty of a long list of corruption related charges and the sentence would be death. Because Heshen held one of the highest ranks in the court he was allowed to strangle himself with a silk cord, a privilege considered more honorable than having your head cut off. Although the execution of Heshen was symbolically cathartic, it did little to stop the rot of corruption within the government. Heshen was blamed for just about all the sins of the time, as if he alone dragged the empire down…though one could argue he certainly provided a helping hand. All Heshens misdeeds were laid to bare and his enormous wealth was unimaginable.    Heshen had a sprawling mansion of over 730 rooms. In his secondary residence there were 620 rooms. He held landholdings of over 120,000 acres of productive farmland. All the stories you can imagine were there, he had golden chopsticks, silver place settings for banquets, entire rooms filled with jewels, jade and other riches. He owned 10 banks, 10 pawnshops and millions upon millions of taels of silver hoarded into them. Apparently one wall in his main residence turned out to be filled with 5000 pounds of gold bullion if its to be believed. One extremely overexaggerated estimate his sum worth was around 800 million taels of silver, thats around  1.5 billion at the time, around 4 times the entire gross domestic product of the United States of America. More conservative estimates are at around 80 million taels of silver, which was more than the entire treasury surplus that preceded the White Lotus war and enough to make Heshen as wealthy as the Emperor!   After dealing with Heshen, Jiaqing began a campaign against the corruption in the government. However, Jiaqing understood how an anti corruption campaign could fall into chaos and become a general purge, so he allowed it to peter out pretty quick. What did happen, was the Qing government saw a lot of old scores settled and factionalism rose amongst officials. The first order of business after dealing with Heshen was obviously the White Lotus war. The day after Qianlong's death, Jiaqing issued an edict naming the suppression of antigovernment religious sects as the dynasty's most urgent priority. Jiaqing rallied against the corrupt military officers accusing them of dragging out the war in order to fill their pockets. He laid blame for the insurrection upon the civil servants who extorted the peasants. “The peasants enjoy few fruits from their labor. So how can they possibly supply such insatiable demands? It is the local officials who provoked these rebellions”.    Emperor Jiaqing began removing corrupt and incompetent military officials to try and replace them with better men, but the reality at the time was quite thin pickings. Most of the Manchu generals of his father or grandfathers generation were dead or far too old to lead. The younger generation were not born into the same world as their parents. If you've ever listened to Dan Carlin's podcast and yes I am nothing but a mere fanboy, he often makes the analogy of how empires go soft. The old quasi proverb of old wooden shoes going up the stairs and soft silken sandals going down them. This new generation of Manchu did not live the hardened lifestyle of their ancestors, they were living in a world of luxury now. A ton of the younger generation were also tainted by the Heshen click. Yet there was a minority of great warriors and some of the old guard so to say that had won Emperor Qianlong some victories back in the day. The very best of them was a physically enduring Manchu named Eldemboo. At 51 years old in the year of 1799 he was selected to lead the White Lotus suppression. He was quite old, but experienced, ruthless and said to be incorruptible.    Elemboo's had been part of campaigns in the 1770's to bring parts of the frontiers under the Qing Yolk. He fought the Burmese in southern Yunnan. He fought during the Tibetan rebellion in the1770's, during a muslim uprising in Gansu in 1784, helped put down a rebellion in Taiwan in 1787 and served in the far west against the Gurkhas in Tibet and Nepal in the 1790s. By 1797 he was a Lt-general who had just succeeded in suppressing a Miao ethnic uprising in Hunan province. The campaign against the White Lotus faced a crucial problem, that of mobility. The rebels required little in terms of weaponry and could get pretty much anything on the go from just about any village. They did not construct elaborate camps, they were accustomed to the mountains and forests and could carry out guerilla warfare at a moments notice. The Qing military was another beast altogether. It required enormous logistical operations to move its food, matchlock muskets, ammunition, powder, bows and arrows, this all required carts and beasts of burden. Usually these logistics were not a problem, but for mountains and forest regions it was a nightmare. The rebels understood the advantage and made sure to take up positions in the worst possible places for such logistics.    Because of these logistical problems the Qing forces had been simply setting up stations in fixed positions hoping to cast a net around rebel pockets. Many commanders simply did not have the stomach to march into forests or up mountain sides to chase an enemy that would use every obstacle against them. Eldemboo unlike his predecessor commanders not only was willing to venture into the forests and mountains, but was perfectly willing to endure the hardship of such ventures alongside his men. A new approach was necessary for the campaign. Eldemboo called for “jianbi qingye” “fortify the walls and clear the countryside”. The idea was two fold, first to separate the good peasants from those who would support the White Lotus, by concentrating them in places of safety ie, behind fortified encampments known as baozhai. In these Baozhai, some peasants would be trained as militia to defend their respective camps. The second idea was to clear the countryside, by moving all the grain harvest and food stores away and into the Baozhai where all the good peasants would be taking refuge. The hope was the rebels would eventually be unable to scavenge food from the emptied countryside and would be forced to come out of their hiding and fight the government forces on their terms.   Under the command of Eldemboo, the jianbi qingye strategy was implemented throughout the war zone. Hundreds of fortified camps were in the wartorn provinces. The fortified camps held strong walls and deep moats. The militiamen would defend them and not be taken out on campaigns that earlier had caused so much havoc upon the populace. The new role of the militiamen was to protect their own families, neighbors and such and thus they were far less likely to fall into banditry. While the quote “good” population concentrated in their Baozhai, defended by their good militiamen, Eldemboo's manchu and Han troops were now free to campaign at will through any wartorn province. Soon Eldemboo began producing a string of victories over the weakened rebel forces. By early 1803, Eldemboo's campaign had moved into its final phase, a brutal mop up operation. The remnants of the broken rebels needed to be crushed and the demilitarization of all the militiamen needed to gradually begin.  Emperor Jiaqing warned his generals not to relax in their campaigns prematurely. “Though the main disease is cured, there are boils and sores that remain. If even a single rebel is left alive, it would be enough for them to keep spreading and growing”. Emperor Jiaqing's generals heeded his words and continued to ruthlessly crush the remnants of the rebels. A systematic program of pacification was enacted. The “good” populace was continuously resettled into the fortified cities, while the Qing forces pursued and exterminated the rebel guerrilla bands, though it should be noted they did give amnesty to many rebels who deserted. It was the combination of military and social policies that were winning the day. Qing administrators seized and destroyed all White Lotus scriptures they could find in the warzones.  By the late summer of 1803, some of Jiaqing's commanders reported back to him that after 8 years of extermination efforts against the White Lotus in the 3 provinces, it seemed for all intensive purposes the job was complete. In early 1804, Eldemboo traveled back to Beijing and returned his carved seal of authority to the Emperor, signifying that the war was over. It would be the last great victory of Eldemboo's very long career. The next year at the age of 57 Eldemboo died and with him the last of that hardened generation. In 1805, Emperor Jiaqing was able to address the empire without the ongoing drain of resources due to the White Lotus War.   It was a very bitter victory, most rebellions are. A chinese scholar wrote a few decades later that it was estimated that several hundred thousand rebels had been killed during the war. For the governmental forces, militiamen and countless civilians who died of war and starvation the scholar simply stated it could not be calculated. There was also no way to differentiate the White Lotus from the rebels as there were countless groups rebelling for differing reasons.   A major problem with the White Lotus Rebellion aside from the death and horror was the loss of prestige for the Qing military. There was a sort of myth of invincibility for the Manchu warriors, hell they had conquered the Ming Dynasty afterall. But the scale of damage caused by the White Lotus Rebellion was eye opening, it took the Qing 8 years to quell it! And quell it is a strong word, for the White Lotus were not truly gone or anything, there would be sporadic revolts throughout the early 19th century, just not on the same scale as the 8 year war. The Manchu army of the early 19th century was not the same generation that once conquered the Ming. The wooden shoes were being cast off and silky slippers were starting to become the norm so to say for you Dan Carlin fans. To make everything much worse, the adoption of training and hiring militia's would have a devastating effect on the Qing dynasty until its demise in the 20th century. This was not a unique problem for China, many empires fell for this same reason. Take example the Egyptian empire under the Ptolemy's. Under the reign of Ptolemy IV Philophater the military was forced to hire local native Egyptians in large numbers for the first time to deal with the 4th Syrian war of 219-217BC. Prior to this war, the Ptolemiac empire had a military consisted mostly of Greeks and for a very important reason, they did not want to train or arm the native population who did not like them very much. When their backs were against the wall they trained around 30,000 native egyptians as Phalangites and hell it paid off during the battle of Raphia when they smashed the army of Antiochus III. The Ptolemies had finally ended what was an ongoing manpower problem. Oh and then the trained and armed Egyptians rebelled and created a separate kingdom that lasted 20 years. It was an enormous turning point in Ptolemaic history and a bitter lesson.  For the Qing the hiring of militia armies will occur on countless occasions for countless reasons, but one thing is for sure it is part of a long list of reasons as to why the great dynasty will crumble.    I would like to take this time to remind you all that this podcast is only made possible through the efforts of Kings and Generals over at Youtube. Please go subscribe to Kings and Generals over at Youtube and to continue helping us produce this content please check out www.patreon.com/kingsandgenerals. If you are still hungry after that, give my personal channel a look over at The Pacific War Channel at Youtube, it would mean a lot to me.  The once mighty Qing have proven to be not so mighty anymore. The 8 year White Lotus Rebellion was quelled, but at what cost to the empire? With the death of Eldemboo came also the deaths of a generation of strong warriors. And while this rebellion was going on, something else was afoot, this time not an internal issue, but a growing external one. 

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Is There A Skeleton In The Cupboard That Could Prevent You From Supersizing Your Business?

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Play Episode Listen Later Aug 26, 2022 4:24


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Play Episode Listen Later Aug 24, 2022 31:21


A little meditation on what it is to carry what we can and can't control, and the crossroads of being and belonging. Written by Julia Izumi Directed by Sarah Cameron Hughes Sound Design by Fan Zhang Rocks -- JESS BARBAGALLO Someone -- JORGE CORDOVA Grandchild -- MIDORI FRANCIS She -- HARUNA LEE He -- RONALD PEET Mother -- SAORI TSUKADA

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Joey pleads for pussy, we riff on an alt-hipster bar acting like down south psychos and then finish it up with Andrew Tate being banned from IG and other bullshit Get weekly bonus episodes: https://www.patreon.com/HateWatchPodcast Join the Reddit: https://www.reddit.com/r/hatewatchpod/ Available on all platforms. Listen on Apple Podcasts: https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/hate-watch-with-devan-costa/id1459356319 Follow the pod on Twitter: https://twitter.com/Hate_watch_pod Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/hatewatchpod/ Follow on Twitter: https://twitter.com/devancosta Follow on IG: https://www.instagram.com/devanjamescosta/

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Play Episode Listen Later Aug 22, 2022 27:15


Anime society is all about everything anime. I watch all the new episodes that come out every week and give my thoughts and opinions about them. Let me know what you think and any other shows i should watch! Follow my twitter @edenreeses

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Play Episode Listen Later Aug 21, 2022 5:56


Out of all the major cities of America San Francisco's downtown has rebounded to only 31% normality. Which makes it a failure you know this already. Here's a link to my Twitter so you can read what I've been https://mobile.twitter.com/SFDamnPodcast --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/sanfranciscodamn/message Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/sanfranciscodamn/support

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Nemos News Network

Play Episode Listen Later Aug 20, 2022 11:14


In this episode of The Silent War: Over a dozen FBI whistleblowers have stepped forward, as the system continues to escalate its war on dissenters. Monkeypox is exposing perverts and child rapists everywhere, as we know its spreading primarily through anal sex. Including one unlucky dog victim. New Moderna Documents reveal alarming new symptoms to expect for the vaxxed.If you wish to support our work by donating - Bitcoin Accepted.https://NemosNewsNetwork.com/DonateFALL ASLEEP FAST - Stay Asleep Longer... Without Negative Side Effects.https://redpillliving.com/sleepFor breaking news from one of the most over the target and censored names in the world join our 100% Free newsletter at www.NemosNewsNetwork.com/newsFollow on Truth Socialhttps://truthsocial.com/@REALDUSTINNEMOSAlso follow us at Gabhttps://gab.com/nemosnewsnetworkProtect yourself by buying gold;Nemosnewsnetwork.com/goldNemos News is 100% listener funded. Thank you for your support in our mission to Break the Cycle of Fake News.If you value our work please consider supporting us with our vetted patriot sponsors!www.NemosNewsNetwork.com/sponsorsShop Patriot & Detox the Deep State with www.RedPillLiving.com, Home of Sleepy Joe - the world's most powerful all natural sleep formula & The Great Awakening Gourmet Coffee for Patriots."Our Specialty, is Waking People Up."Other Linkshttps://TheSerapeum.com  - Your Archive of The Hidden History of Mankind, and The Mystery Babylon Religion of The Deep State.Join our Telegram chat: https://NemosNewsNetwork.com/chat

The Skeleton Boys
89: The Skeleton Boys Proudly Present: Hot Sexy Death Summer(The Lost Boys)

The Skeleton Boys

Play Episode Listen Later Aug 18, 2022 57:51


Coastal California town! A divorcée and her teenage sons! Vampires! This week the skeleton boys tangle with "The Lost Boys"!  "The Lost Boys" successfully bridged horror with adventure, comedy and is an iconic 80s movie. A true classic and timeless fun. It's the perfect way to end our summer series. Enjoy the blood punch!!  Plus in TV Corner, big things happen this week, "Chapelwaite"! Did we like the change of pace?And so much more!! You can always email us: skeletonboyspod@gmail.com Twitter: @skeletonboyspod

WWJ's All Local
Is that a dinosaur?! Construction workers fixing Michigan roads stumbled upon a time machine. What can we learn about ourselves from this 10,000 year old skeleton?

WWJ's All Local

Play Episode Listen Later Aug 16, 2022 10:02


Last Thursday, road workers outside of Grand Rapids stumbled across a set of bones that ended up being a mostly-complete mastodon skeleton. As WWJ's Zach Clark discovers, the find is relatively common. (PHOTO: Gretchen Whitmer/Twitter)

SMILE FOR THE PHOTO PODCAST
ANIME SOCIETY EP 4: One Piece and Skeleton Knight

SMILE FOR THE PHOTO PODCAST

Play Episode Listen Later Aug 15, 2022 29:11


Anime society is all about everything anime. I watch all the new episodes that come out every week and give my thoughts and opinions about them. Let me know what you think and any other shows i should watch! Follow my twitter @edenreeses

The FAKTR Podcast
#34 - Treating Elite Athletes on a Global Scale: Interview with Dr. Todd Riddle

The FAKTR Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Aug 12, 2022 49:33


Treating Elite Athletes on a Global Scale: Interview with Dr. Todd RiddleFAKTR Podcast Episode 34Featuring: Todd E. Riddle, DC, CCSP, RKT, CSCS, ICSCEPISODE SUMMARYToday, we shift from our typical instructional format to feature an interview with the FAKTR Director of Global Education, Dr. Todd Riddle.In this discussion, we will talk through Dr. Riddle's evolution as a sports chiropractor and performance therapist, what it's really like to treat elite athletes performing at the peak of their career as well as tips and advice for students or new graduates looking for opportunities treating athletic populations and sports teams.About our Speaker:Dr. Todd Riddle is a clinician, specializing in sports chiropractic and physical rehabilitation. Dr. Riddle earned his undergraduate degree in Exercise Science, with a concentration in Kinesiotherapy from the University of Toledo, while competing as a two-sport athlete. Riddle worked for the University of Toledo's Kinesiotherapy Center providing land and aquatic-based rehabilitation programs. Dr. Riddle has two decades of experience in the field of athletic and human performance. He has coached/trained thousands of athletes, ranging from amateur to professional, Olympic medalists, NFL, NBA, NHL, PGA, LPGA and MLB. In 2018, Dr. Riddle was the official sports chiropractor for the historic, Nigeria women's bobsleigh and skeleton teams at the PyeongChang Winter Olympics. He toured with Australia Bobsleigh and Skeleton on the World Cup circuit in Germany in 2021. Riddle also served on the sports chiropractic delegation for World Games in July 2022.Dr. Riddle is a faculty member at Texas Chiropractic College and is currently the Director of Education for SE Professional Education Group; teaching FAKTR and Dynamic Tape. He has presented all over North America, Europe, Africa, Australia and Asia. He also has served as a reviewer of scientific articles and books chapters related to sports medicine and rehabilitation.This Episode Sponsored by: This episode is sponsored by Southeast Professional Education Group. For close to a decade, we have been assisting content creators with leveraging education to engage their audience and grow their influence within the healthcare industry. If you are interested in launching an online course, podcast or teaching continuing education courses, we want to talk to you.Fill out the interest form to schedule an appointment here: https://tinyurl.com/y8atnz4hLinks:Submit your questions for an upcoming Q&A episode here: https://2earrqgh.paperform.coWant to stay informed about upcoming events, special offers, new products, courses and more? Click the link below to get on our email list (you'll be glad you did): https://dsb2mjfm.paperform.co/Interested in having Southeast Professional Education Group help with your upcoming event? Schedule a call with a member of our team here: https://3y3izqyx.paperform.coCONNECT WITH US ON SOCIAL MEDIA: FACEBOOK: https://www.facebook.com/FAKTRconceptINSTAGRAM: https://www.instagram.com/FAKTREDUCATION/LINKEDIN: https://www.linkedin.com/showcase/faktr

Decades of Horror The Classic Era
THE SKELETON OF MRS. MORALES (EL ESQUELETO DE LA SEÑORA MORALES, 1960) – Episode 131 – Decades of Horror: The Classic Era

Decades of Horror The Classic Era

Play Episode Listen Later Aug 12, 2022 92:16


“What did I ask from you? A little affection, and mostly peace. And see what you made me do?” Wait. Who is the victim here? Join this episode's Grue-Crew – Whitney Collazo, Daphne Monary-Ernsdorff, and Jeff Mohr – as they make the Decades of Horror's eighth trip south of the border with The Skeleton of […]

This Day in History Class
The nearly complete skeleton of a Tyrannosaurus rex is unearthed in South Dakota - August 12th, 1990

This Day in History Class

Play Episode Listen Later Aug 12, 2022 9:58


On this day in 1990, fossil hunters in South Dakota uncovered the largest and most complete T. rex skeleton ever found.See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

Story time with Philip and Mommy!

A skeleton get the hiccups.

The Skeleton Boys
88: The Skeleton Boys Proudly Present: Hot Sexy Death Summer (US)

The Skeleton Boys

Play Episode Listen Later Aug 11, 2022 51:19


A family vacation! doppelgängers! Santa Cruz! This week the boys have a terrorizing encounter when they met,"US"!  "US", is a puzzling second feature from writer and director Jordan Peele. It's subtext could lose you but is truly unforgettable experience. Peele underpins his movie with symbolism and humor. Is this a great idea but questionably executed?  Plus, in TV Corner, we further dig in Epix's, "Chapelwaite"!  And so much more!! You can always email us: skeletonboyspod@gmail.com Twitter: @skeletonboyspod

The Strength Connection
#94 - Phil Greenfield: Surrender Without Collapse!

The Strength Connection

Play Episode Listen Later Aug 11, 2022 57:34


In the 94th episode of The Strength Connection Podcast, Mike and our special guest, Bodywork Therapist, Martial artist, Author, and Educator, Phil Greenfield, will talk about Phil's curiosity about people's suffering, Phil's road-to-Damascus-moment, experiencing existential angst, and organizing body.Join us in this insightful and captivating talk! In this chapter, you will discover:(0:55) Introducing our special guest, Bodywork Therapist, Martial artist, Author, and Educator, Phil Greenfield, @philgreenfield(1:00) Shout out to Maria Moran Facebook: maria.moran.359126(1:20) Unraveling by Phil Greenfield @philgreenfieldhttps://www.amazon.com/Unravelling-Letting-Go-Getting-Well/dp/0956137512 (1:50) Phil's curiosity about people's suffering(2:30) Working in the food industry as a Microbiologist(2:40) Getting into martial arts(3:25) Expiration of body and balance(4:10) Phil's road-to-Damascus-moment(4:30) Studying chiropractic(5:05) What got Phil into chiropractic?(5:55) Experiencing existential angst(7:20) “If you take care of your body, and you feel good in your body, it is going to navigate into the other areas of life.” - Michael Kurkowski @mike_strength_connection(8:05) “If the structure of the body could be organized, and the mind could be organized, the rest of it will kind of look after itself.” - Phil Greenfield @philgreenfield(9:25) Explanation of organizing the body(10:15) Standing practices(11:35) Getting interested in Kettlebells(12:25) “I've always thought that therapy is much more about education than it is about treatment.” - Phil Greenfield @philgreenfield(13:30) The Mind Boxing Program by Sifu Singh @sifusingh(14:20) “Gravity is our friend.” - Phil Greenfield @philgreenfield(14:25) Surrender without collapse(14:45) More about standing practice(15:50) “You can't tell where's the middle, you can only tell where's your perception of the middle.” - Phil Greenfield @philgreenfield(16:40) “Kettlebell is accelerated standing practice.” - Phil Greenfield @philgreenfield(18:25) Skeleton, the unsung hero of our bodies(20:45) The fundamental practice(21:20) Time frame for standing practice(22:15) “Wherever you can relax is the middle.” - Phil Greenfield @philgreenfield(23:05) Pain, a complex beast(24:20) Positional relaxation(24:40) Functional laziness(28:45) Relaxation, a rabbit hole(29:05) Movement & Stillness(30:20) Contrast experience(32:35) Phil's experience with strength training(34:55) Phil as a child(36:40) The vertical line(38:10) Fall prevention in the elderly(39:15) What does Phil love about kettlebell swing?(39:50) Shout out to Karen Smith @_coach_karen_(40:20) The miracle of the human body(41:45) A stillness-averse world(43:20) Stillness Is The Key by Ryan Holiday @ryanholidayhttps://www.amazon.com/Stillness-Key-Ryan-Holiday/dp/0525538585 (43:40) The Ying-Yang symbol(45:10) Motivation behind writing Unravelinghttps://www.amazon.com/Unravelling-Letting-Go-Getting-Well/dp/0956137512 (52:20) Let it be!(56:15) Where to find Phil Greenfield? @philgreenfieldwww.theunravellingbook.com 

Short Stories for Kids: The Magical Podcast of Story Telling
⭐PREMIUM EPISODE PREVIEW ⭐Kian the Dinosaur has a strange encounter with Smash the Museum Skeleton

Short Stories for Kids: The Magical Podcast of Story Telling

Play Episode Listen Later Aug 8, 2022 3:54


Kian the Dinosaur has a strange encounter with Smash the Museum Skeleton Kian the T-Rex is awoken one day by a very grumpy living Skeleton called Smash! Where has this strange grumpy creature come from and can Kian makes friends with this unlikely character? Join up to our Premium channel and be a Super Fan of Short Stories for Kids! Here you will receive a Friday Bonus Episode every week! Plus our entire back catalogue of stories ad free! Also Premium Only Shout Outs just for you guys! Just email us telling us your a Premium member and you would like a shout out to shortstoriesforkidspodcast@gmail.com As a Premium member you have a guarantee of having your story idea turned in to a story and read out on the show! Premium Member Perks

The Good News Podcast
Auroralumina attenboroughii

The Good News Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Jul 26, 2022 3:04


A new species named after a legend

The MFCEO Project
340. Andy & DJ CTI: Ukrainian Super-Soldiers, Climate Emergency & 76 Million Year Old Dinosaur Skeleton

The MFCEO Project

Play Episode Listen Later Jul 21, 2022 53:57 Very Popular


In today's episode, Andy & DJ discuss Russian lawmakers blaming losses on experimental Ukrainian super-soldiers, Durbin claiming climate change is more important than the current economic inflation, and a 76 million-year-old dinosaur skeleton being auctioned in New York City.