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Internet Marketing and Entrepreneurship with Miles
How To Transform Your Life & Business

Internet Marketing and Entrepreneurship with Miles

Play Episode Listen Later Jan 21, 2022 86:52


100% Free course with worksheets helps you level up your life, fast. ✔️ No ads ✔️ No pitches ✔️ No B.S. ✔️ Pure value! Want more insights? Get my moneymaking emails here - www.milesbeckler.com/emails Get the worksheet referenced in this video here: www.milesbeckler.com/goal-achievement-system/ Most people have not learned the proven process to creating the life or business of their dreams. Many think it comes down to luck... Others believe it's all about hustle and grind for 260 hours per week, lol. The truth is... You can create any life that you desire. You were made in the image and likeness of the creator therefore you are a creator. I'm not just talking about content creator, YouTube or, blogger, email marketer, etc. You are creating your life with every thought and decision you make whether you realize it or not. And... There is a process that you can leverage to create a life that you want to live instead of continuing to live as a reactionary player in the matrix. This process is exactly what you're learning here today. This process is what helped me take a quantum leap to go from customer service representative stuck in a cubicle to Internet entrepreneur living across the street from a ski resort in Lake Tahoe within six months. The clarity at which I was able to focus in on the reality I wanted literally created a quantum leap in my life. Since that day I have used this same process to live in beach mansions in Mexico, Thailand and Bali... It's the same process that led me to create my own private snowboard resort here on my 20 acre estate. It's the same process that created my multimillion dollar business and six figures of residual income. There is a process... You are learning that process here in this video. It's up to you to take the time to complete the video and to complete the exercises if you actually want to experience a quantum shift that will transform your life and business. Miles "Manifestation Mentor" Beckler

The Content Mines
The Weird Kinda Dark Truth About "Primitive Living" YouTube Videos

The Content Mines

Play Episode Listen Later Jan 20, 2022 50:12


We went down the rabbit hole on the "primitive living" YouTube genre. We haven't solved every question we had but we did learn a few things. A Bunch of the pages seem to be run by the same person, a bunch more are sharing each other's videos, many of them are running their Facebook pages out of Thailand or Singapore, and based on some drone footage we came across it seems like they're all filming in the same section of the Cambodian wilderness. This episode is real dense this week! SHOW NOTES: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCAL3JXZSzSm8AlZyD3nQdBA/videos https://www.youtube.com/c/MrHeangUpdate/videos https://www.youtube.com/c/JungleSurvival/videos https://www.youtube.com/c/PrimitiveSurvivalTool/videos https://www.youtube.com/c/TubeUniqueWilderness/videos https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cyU144TGCUk https://www.youtube.com/c/PrimitiveCreative/videos https://www.youtube.com/c/PrimitiveSkillsnet/videos https://www.youtube.com/c/SurvivalWilds/videos https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCwG9iz7WBNaDNGrw4wZG60w/videos https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YCyLWhPnq1M https://www.facebook.com/primitivesurvivaltools/about_contact_and_basic_info https://www.facebook.com/TubeUniqueWilderness777/?ref=page_internal&_rdc=1&_rdr https://www.facebook.com/primitiveskills.net/ https://www.facebook.com/TubeUniqueWilderness777/?ref=page_internal&_rdc=1&_rdr https://opinion.guidesify.com/cambodian-youtuber-mr-heang-update-making-jungle-survival-great-again/ https://www.messynessychic.com/2021/05/14/the-curious-youtube-genre-of-building-fantasy-pools-and-secret-temples-by-hand/ https://coconuts.co/bangkok/features/primitive-technology-youtube-pulls-plug-on-kid-vids-after-coconuts-expose-we-visit-a-shoot-in-cambodia-part-2/

Your Law Firm - Lee Rosen of Rosen Institute
My advice for your ill-fated partnership

Your Law Firm - Lee Rosen of Rosen Institute

Play Episode Listen Later Jan 20, 2022 11:57


From Phuket, Thailand - a tech tip about why you should be looking at hiring an email deliverability expert to make sure your email marketing is landing in your prospective client's inbox and not in the spam or bulk folders. Some concise advice about law firm partnerships - you probably know by now that I don't think they're a good idea, but since a lot of lawyers choose to get involved in them anyway, I have some thoughts on how you can avoid some of the headaches you'll might encounter otherwise.

The TIN Lounge
The Minibar: River Cruising in the US, Traveling to Thailand, and New Year's Resolutions

The TIN Lounge

Play Episode Listen Later Jan 20, 2022 32:30


Find us on social media: Facebook & Instagram Email us: hello@thetinlounge.com Discussion: Travel Advisors Sound-off their 2022 New Year's Resolutions Everything You Need to Know About Traveling to Thailand Right Now American River Cruising Soaring in Demand in Omicron Era; Cruisers Seek Close-to-Home Options As heard on Excess Baggage: Spain to Require Booster Shots for Visitors Belize Tourism Board Announces New Safe Travel Requirements NCLH opts into CDC's Conditional Sailing Order replacement Hong Kong bans transit flights from over 150 countries Luxury Railway Rocky Mountaineer Offering Limited-Time Free Upgrades Some Mexican States Requiring Vaccination, Testing To Enter Indoor Venues Delta Extends Travel Vouchers into 2024 Princess Extends Book with Confidence to Summer 2022 Sailings International airlines suspend some US flights over 5G uncertainty British Airways adds new London City routes See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

By All Means
Culture Quest Creator/Host Ian Grant

By All Means

Play Episode Listen Later Jan 19, 2022 69:49


Emmy Award winning TV host Ian Grant is an entrepreneur driven by passion. He loves travel. He appreciates art. He is a gifted storyteller. And he's found a way to turn those interests into his life's work, culminating with his new PBS television series Culture Quest, in which he takes viewers around the world to experience different cultures through the lens of artists. Getting there has taken creativity, hard work and lots of rejection. “You have to be ready and willing to fail. Over and over again,” Grant says. “And be willing to go back in. You also have to be willing to accept criticism.” Grant peels back the curtains on the TV business, from the lack of reality in reality TV to the cancellation of his Travel Channel series The Relic Hunter—right after winning an Emmy. After years of pitches and auditions, he landed his PBS series, only to be left on his own to fund it—which he did, through a creative partnership with Gustavus Adolphus College. Along the way, Grant also built a successful furniture business, Bjorling & Grant, which started as imports from around the world and evolved into built-to-order furniture. His inclination to understanding global cultures through objects is a constant theme throughout Grant's career—from Thailand to East Timor. “When you get past the exotic element and start talking to artists, there's such commonality with people around the world," Grant says. "The nomads out in Mongolia want the same thing as the farmer in north Dakota. They want to make a living, they want their kids to do well, they want a happy future. That's the same for every person around the world. I love that you can look at this artist in Ghana or this Aboriginal Yolngu hip hop artist and think oh wow, this is crazy, but, oh my gosh, I totally get this guy.” Back to the Classroom “Yes you can follow your dreams, and it can come true,” says John McVea, associate professor of entrepreneurship with the University of St. Thomas Opus College of Business. “But it doesn't come true by accident." McVea shares four principles that help entrepreneurs like Grant take a practical approach to pursuing their passions. 1. Bird in the Hand Principle: “Start with what you have, and what you know. Don't start with where this could be in 10 years.” 2. Lemonade Principle: “Fail, fail, fail. The inverse of failure is learning. Most entrepreneurs will say that their big insights came from accidents and saying, ‘what can I learn from this?'” 3. Crazy Quilt Principle: “Stop thinking you can do this all on your own. Most successful entrepreneurs hatch together a bunch of relationships. You never know when a relationship is going to be useful so treat everyone well.” 4. Affordable Loss Principle: “Instead of asking how much risk you can bear, only take on as much debt as you can afford to lose. Set up the business model so you could walk away unscathed; then you can afford to experiment.”

Winning In Asia: A ZoZo Go Podcast
Kameale C. Terry, Founder and CEO, ChargerHelp!

Winning In Asia: A ZoZo Go Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Jan 19, 2022 45:19


People driving electric cars are discovering that charging is totally different from the routine of filling up at the gas station. There is complexity. There is uncertainty. Sometimes the App does not work according to plan. Sometimes the charger is broken. And sometimes the fast charger is not so fast after all. Customers are understandably frustrated. Yesterday's range anxiety is giving way to today's charging anxiety. Tesla, with its totally integrated network system, is miles ahead of everyone else. All other automakers should be worried. What to do? Enter Kameale Terry, Founder and CEO of ChargerHelp, a startup that fixes problems at charging stations. Kameale takes us inside the complex and sophisticated world of charging. Whether you are an automaker, a network provider or an electric vehicle owner, you are going to learn a lot listening to the energetic and quick-witted Ms. Kameale Terry. #DrivingWithDunne / #ZozoGo https://twitter.com/Dunne_ZoZoGohttps://www.instagram.com/zo.zo.go/?hl=enhttps://www.linkedin.com/in/michael-dunne-a696901a/

Attacking Third: A CBS Sports Soccer Podcast
2022 AFC Asian Women's Cup: Women's World Cup Qualifiers Preview | Japan, Australia and South Korea dubbed as favorites (Soccer 1/19)

Attacking Third: A CBS Sports Soccer Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Jan 19, 2022 38:57


Sandra Herrera and Lisa Roman welcome The Athletic's women soccer writer Steph Yang (@Thrace on Twitter) to the podcast to preview the AFC Asian Women's Cup in 2022. The tournament starts on January 20 and the final will take place on Sunday, February 6, matches can be viewed on Paramount +. Group A is India, the host country, China PR, Iran, Chinese Taipei. Group B is Australia, Indonesia, Thailand, Phillippines. Group C is Japan, Mynmar, South Korea and Vietnam. Sandra, Lisa and Steph run through each group to give their favorites, underdogs and some facts about the nations. Matches start Thursday, January 20 on Paramount + Quarterfinals - January 30 on Paramount+ Semifinals - February 3 on Paramount+ Final on Sunday, February 6 on Paramount+ AFC Details (2:53) GROUP A (4:19) GROUP B (10:08) GROUP C (23:18) 'Attacking Third' is available on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, Stitcher, Google Podcasts, Castbox and wherever else you listen to podcasts.  Follow the Attacking Third team on Twitter: @AttackingThird, @SandHerrera_, @LRoman32 Visit the Attacking Third YouTube channel: https://www.youtube.com/attackingthird You can listen to Attacking Third on your smart speakers! Simply say "Alexa, play the latest episode of the Attacking Third podcast" or "Hey Google, play the latest episode of the Attacking Third podcast." For more soccer coverage from CBS Sports, visit https://www.cbssports.com/soccer/ To hear more from the CBS Sports Podcast Network, visit https://www.cbssports.com/podcasts/ Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

The Bangkok Podcast | Conversations on Life in Thailand's Buzzing Capital
Ed's Big List: 10 Differences Between the US and Thailand [S5.E44]

The Bangkok Podcast | Conversations on Life in Thailand's Buzzing Capital

Play Episode Listen Later Jan 18, 2022 39:39


With Ed being stuck in the US, he relates ten experiences he has had during his stay in Ohio that he doesn't think he would ever have in Thailand, introducing them with his characteristic wit and charm. (Ed wrote this). From overly aggressive nazi guards at the airport to overly aggressive kindness from fellow shoppers, and all the way down to Covid carelessness, vaxxers of all types, and the sweet, sweet siren call to consume, consume, consume at all costs.  While some of them may be trivial or only be special in Ed's bizarre consciousness, the boys do their best to tease out truths about American and Thai culture and interesting insights into American society. At the very least, Ed's been on an adventure that should be of interest to anyone who cares about the fascinating differences between the West and Thailand. Don't forget that Patrons get the ad-free version of the show as well as swag and other perks. And we'll keep our Facebook, Twitter, and LINE accounts active so you can send us comments, questions, or whatever you want to share.

Midnight Train Podcast
The Shocking History of Execution.

Midnight Train Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Jan 18, 2022 122:40


Tonight we are going to tell you a tale. A superb tale. A tale as old as time that takes us from the beginnings of civilization until today. This tale will thrill you and chill you. It may elicit feelings of dread and sadness. It may make you angry.  At times it may make you uneasily laugh like the friend at school that was kicked in the balls but couldn't show his weakness. It's a subject that people continually argue about and debate with savage ferocity. Tonight we are talking about executions! We'll talk about the methods and the reasons behind executions throughout the years. Then we'll talk about some famous executions, as well as some of the more fucked up ones. And by fucked up, we mean botched. Bad stuff. This episode isn't meant to be a debate for or against executions but merely to discuss them and the crazy shit surrounding them. So with all that being said, Let's rock and roll!           Capital punishment has been practiced in the history of virtually all known societies and places. The first established death penalty laws date as far back as the Eighteenth Century B.C. in the Code of King Hammurabi of Babylon, which codified the death penalty for 25 different crimes.  The Code of Hammurabi was one of the earliest and most complete written legal codes and was proclaimed by the Babylonian king Hammurabi, who reigned from 1792 to 1750 B.C. Hammurabi expanded the city-state of Babylon along the Euphrates River to unite all of southern Mesopotamia. The Hammurabi code of laws, a collection of 282 rules, established standards for commercial interactions and set fines and punishments to meet the requirements of justice. Hammurabi's Code was carved onto a massive, finger-shaped black stone stele (pillar) that was looted by invaders and finally rediscovered in 1901. The text, compiled at the end of Hammurabi's reign, is less a proclamation of principles than a collection of legal precedents, set between prose celebrating Hammurabi's just and pious rule. Hammurabi's Code provides some of the earliest examples of the doctrine of “lex talionis,” or the laws of retribution, sometimes better known as “an eye for an eye the greatest soulfly song ever!   The Code of Hammurabi includes many harsh punishments, sometimes demanding the removal of the guilty party's tongue, hands, breasts, eye, or ear. But the code is also one of the earliest examples of an accused person being considered innocent until proven guilty. The 282 laws are all written in an “if-then form.” For example, if a man steals an ox, he must pay back 30 times its value. The laws range from family law to professional contracts and administrative law, often outlining different standards of justice for the three classes of Babylonian society—the propertied class, freedmen, and slaves.   A doctor's fee for curing a severe wound would be ten silver shekels for a gentleman, five shekels for a freedman, and two shekels for a slave. So, it was less expensive when you were a lower-class citizen. Penalties for malpractice followed the same scheme: a doctor who killed a wealthy patient would have his hands cut off, while only financial restitution was required if the victim was a slave. Crazy!   Some examples of the death penalty laws at this time are as follows:         If a man accuses another man and charges him with homicide but cannot bring proof against him, his accuser shall be killed. Holy shit.         If a man breaks into a house, they shall kill him and hang him in front of that same house.          The death penalty was also part of the Hittite Code in the 14th century B.C., but only partially. The most severe offenses typically were punished through enslavement, although crimes of a sexual nature often were punishable by death. The Hittite laws, also known as the Code of the Nesilim, constitute an ancient legal code dating from c. 1650 – 1500 BCE. The Hittite laws were kept in use for roughly 500 years, and many copies show that other than changes in grammar, what might be called the 'original edition' with its apparent disorder, was copied slavishly; no attempt was made to 'tidy up' by placing even apparent afterthoughts in a more appropriate position.    The Draconian constitution, or Draco's code, was a written law code enforced by Draco near the end of the 7th century BC; its composition started around 621BC. It was written in response to the unjust interpretation and modification of oral law by Athenian aristocrats. Aristotle, the chief source for knowledge of Draco, claims that he was the first to write Athenian laws and that Draco established a constitution enfranchising hoplites, the lower class soldiers. The Draconian laws were most noteworthy for their harshness; they were written in blood rather than ink. Death was prescribed for almost all criminal offenses. Solon, who was the magistrate in 594 BCE, later repealed Draco's code and published new laws, retaining only Draco's homicide statutes.   In the 5th century B.C., the Roman Law of the Twelve Tables also contained the death penalty. Death sentences were carried out by such means as beheading, boiling in oil, burying alive, burning, crucifixion, disembowelment, drowning, flaying alive, hanging, impalement, stoning, strangling, being thrown to wild animals, and quartering. We'll talk more about that later. The earliest attempt by the Romans to create a code of law was the Laws of the Twelve Tables. A commission of ten men (Decemviri) was appointed (c. 455 B.C.) to draw up a code of law binding on patrician and plebeian and which consuls would have to enforce. The commission produced enough statutes to fill ten bronze tablets.    Mosaic Law codified many capital crimes. There is evidence that Jews used many different techniques, including stoning, hanging, beheading, crucifixion (copied from the Romans), throwing the criminal from a rock, and sawing asunder. The most infamous execution of history occurred approximately 29 AD with the crucifixion of that one guy, Jesus Christ, outside Jerusalem. About 300 years later, Emperor Constantine, after converting to Christianity, abolished crucifixion and other cruel death penalties in the Roman Empire. In 438, the Code of Theodosius made more than 80 crimes punishable by death.    Britain influenced the colonies more than any other country and has a long history of punishment by death. About 450 BC, the death penalty was often enforced by throwing the condemned into a quagmire, which is not only the character from Family Guy, and another word for dilemma but in this case is a soft boggy area of land. By the 10th Century, hanging from the gallows was the most frequent execution method. William the Conqueror opposed taking life except in war and ordered no person to be hanged or executed for any offense. Nice guy, right? However, he allowed criminals to be mutilated for their crimes.    During the middle ages, capital punishment was accompanied by torture. Most barons had a drowning pit as well as gallows, and they were used for major as well as minor crimes. For example, in 1279, two hundred and eighty-nine Jews were hanged for clipping coins. What the fuck is that you may be wondering. Well, Clipping was taking a small amount of metal off the edge of hand-struck coins. Over time, the precious metal clippings could be saved up and melted into bullion (a lump of precious metal) to be sold or used to make new coins. Under Edward I, two gatekeepers were killed because the city gate had not been closed in time to prevent the escape of an accused murderer. Burning was the punishment for women's high treason, and men were hanged, drawn, and quartered. Beheading was generally accepted for the upper classes. One could be burned to death for marrying a Jew. Pressing became the penalty for those who would not confess to their crimes—the executioner placed heavy weights on the victim's chest until death. On the first day, he gave the victim a small quantity of bread, on the second day a small drink of bad water, and so on until he confessed or died. Under the reign of Henry VIII, the number of those put to death is estimated as high as 72,000. Boiling to death was another penalty approved in 1531, and there are records to show some people cooked for up to two hours before death took them. When a woman was burned, the executioner tied a rope around her neck when she was connected to the stake. When the flames reached her, she could be strangled from outside the ring of fire. However, this often failed, and many were burnt alive.   In Britain, the number of capital offenses continually increased until the 1700's when two hundred and twenty-two crimes were punishable by death. These included stealing from a house for forty shillings, stealing from a shop the value of five shillings, robbing a rabbit warren, cutting down a tree, and counterfeiting tax stamps. However, juries tended not to convict when the penalty was significant, and the crime was not. Reforms began to take place. In 1823, five laws were passed, removing about a hundred crimes from the death penalty. Between 1832 and 1837, many capital offenses were swept away. In 1840, there was a failed attempt to abolish all capital punishment. Through the nineteenth and twentieth centuries, more and more capital punishments were abolished, not only in Britain but also all across Europe; until today, only a few European countries retain the death penalty.   The first recorded execution in the English American colonies was in 1608 when officials executed George Kendall of Virginia for supposedly plotting to betray the British to the Spanish. In 1612, Virginia's governor, Sir Thomas Dale, implemented the Divine, Moral, and Martial Laws that made death the penalty for even minor offenses such as stealing grapes, killing chickens, killing dogs or horses without permission, or trading with Indians. Seven years later, these laws were softened because Virginia feared that no one would settle there. Well, no shit.   In 1622, the first legal execution of a criminal, Daniel Frank, occurred in, of course, Virginia for the crime of theft. Some colonies were very strict in using the death penalty, while others were less so. In Massachusetts Bay Colony, the first execution was in 1630, but the earliest capital statutes did not occur until later. Under the Capital Laws of New England that went into effect between 1636-1647, the death penalty was set forth for pre-meditated murder, sodomy, witchcraft, adultery, idolatry, blasphemy, assault in anger, rape, statutory rape, manstealing, perjury in a capital trial, rebellion, manslaughter, poisoning, and bestiality. A scripture from the Old Testament accompanied early laws. By 1780, the Commonwealth of Massachusetts only recognized seven capital crimes: murder, sodomy, burglary, buggery, arson, rape, and treason. And for those wondering, The Buggery Act of 1533, formally An Act for the punishment of the vice of Buggerie, was an Act of the Parliament of England that was passed during the reign of Henry VIII. It was the country's first civil sodomy law.   The Act defined buggery as an unnatural sexual act against the will of God and Man. This term was later determined by the courts to include only anal penetration and bestiality.   The New York colony instituted the so-called Duke's Laws of 1665. This list of laws directed the death penalty for denial of the true God, pre-meditated murder, killing someone who had no weapon of defense, killing by lying in wait or by poisoning, sodomy, buggery, kidnapping, perjury in a capital trial, traitorous denial of the king's rights or raising arms to resist his authority, conspiracy to invade towns or forts in the colony and striking one's mother or father (upon complaint of both). The two colonies that were more lenient concerning capital punishment were South Jersey and Pennsylvania. In South Jersey, there was no death penalty for any crime, and there were only two crimes, murder, and treason, punishable by death. Way to go, Jersey Raccoons!   Some states were more severe. For example, by 1837, North Carolina required death for the crimes of murder, rape, statutory rape, slave-stealing, stealing banknotes, highway robbery, burglary, arson, castration, buggery, sodomy, bestiality, dueling where death occurs, (and this insidious shit), hiding a slave with intent to free him, taking a free Negro out of state to sell him, bigamy, inciting slaves to rebel, circulating seditious literature among slaves, accessory to murder, robbery, burglary, arson, or mayhem and others. However, North Carolina did not have a state prison and, many said, no suitable alternative to capital punishment. So, instead of building a fucking prison to hold criminals, they just made the penalty for less severe crimes punishable by death. What the shit, North Carolina?!?   The first reforms of the death penalty occurred between 1776-1800. Thomas Jefferson and four others, authorized to undertake a complete revision of Virginia's laws, proposed a law that recommended the death penalty for only treason and murder. After a stormy debate, the legislature defeated the bill by one vote. The writing of European theorists such as Montesquieu, Voltaire, and Bentham had a significant effect on American intellectuals, as did English Quaker prison reformers John Bellers and John Howard.   Organizations were formed in different colonies for the abolition of the death penalty and to relieve poor prison conditions. Dr. Benjamin Rush, a renowned Philadelphia citizen, proposed abolishing capital punishment. William Bradford, Attorney General of Pennsylvania, was ordered to investigate capital punishment. In 1793 he published “An Enquiry How Far the Punishment of Death is Necessary” in Pennsylvania. Bradford strongly insisted that the death penalty be retained but admitted it was useless in preventing certain crimes. He said the death penalty made convictions harder to obtain because in Pennsylvania, and indeed in all states, the death penalty was mandatory. Juries would often not return a guilty verdict because of this fact, which makes sense. In response, in 1794, the Pennsylvania legislature abolished capital punishment for all crimes except murder “in the first degree,” the first time murder had been broken down into “degrees.” In New York, in 1796, the legislature authorized construction of the state's first prison, abolished whipping, and reduced the number of capital offenses from thirteen to two. Virginia and Kentucky passed similar reform bills. Four more states reduced their capital crimes: Vermont in 1797 to three; Maryland in 1810, to four; New Hampshire in 1812, to two and Ohio in 1815 to two. Each of these states built state penitentiaries. A few states went in the opposite direction. Rhode Island restored the death penalty for rape and arson; Massachusetts, New Jersey, and Connecticut raised death crimes from six to ten, including sodomy, maiming, robbery, and forgery. Many southern states made more crimes capital, especially for slaves. Assholes.   The first profound reform era occurred between 1833-1853. Public executions were attacked as cruel. Sometimes tens of thousands of eager viewers would show up to view hangings; local merchants would sell souvenirs and alcohol. Which, I'm not sure if I hate or absolutely love. Fighting and pushing would often break out as people jockeyed for the best view of the hanging or the corpse! Onlookers often cursed the widow or the victim and would try to tear down the scaffold or the rope for keepsakes. Violence and drunkenness often ruled towns far into the night after “justice had been served.” People are fucking weird, dude. Many states enacted laws providing private hangings. Rhode Island (1833), Pennsylvania (1834), New York (1835), Massachusetts (1835), and New Jersey (1835) all abolished public hangings. By 1849, fifteen states were holding private hangings. This move was opposed by many death penalty abolitionists who thought public executions would eventually cause people to cry out against execution itself. For example, in 1835, Maine enacted what was in effect a moratorium on capital punishment after over ten thousand people who watched a hanging had to be restrained by police after they became unruly and began fighting. All felons sentenced to death would have to remain in prison at hard labor and could not be executed until one year had elapsed and then only on the governor's order. No governor ordered an execution under the “Maine Law” for twenty-seven years. Though many states argued the merits of the death penalty, no state went as far as Maine. The most influential reformers were the clergy, of course. Ironically, the small but influential group that opposed the abolitionists was the clergy.    Ok, let's talk about electrocution. Want to know how the electric chair came to be? Well, Electrocution as a method of execution came onto the scene in an implausible manner. Edison Company, with its DC (direct current) electrical systems, began attacking Westinghouse Company and its AC (alternating current) electrical systems as they were pressing for nationwide electrification with alternating current. To show how dangerous AC could be, Edison Company began public demonstrations by electrocuting animals. People reasoned that if electricity could kill animals, it could kill people. In 1888, New York approved the dismantling of its gallows and the building of the nation's first electric chair. It held its first victim, William Kemmler, in 1890, and even though the first electrocution was clumsy at best, other states soon followed the lead.   Between 1917 and 1955, the death penalty abolition movement again slowed. Washington, Arizona, and Oregon in 1919-20 reinstated the death penalty. In 1924, the first execution by cyanide gas took place in Nevada, when Tong war gang murderer Gee Jon became its first victim. Get this shit. The frigging state wanted to secretly pump cyanide gas into Jon's cell at night while he was asleep as a more humanitarian way of carrying out the penalty. Still, technical difficulties prohibited this, and a special “gas chamber” was hastily built. Other concerns developed when less “civilized” methods of execution failed. In 1930, Mrs. Eva Dugan became the first female to be executed by Arizona. The execution was botched when the hangman misjudged the drop, and Mrs. Dugan's head was ripped from her body. More states converted to electric chairs and gas chambers. During this time, abolitionist organizations sprang up all across the country, but they had little effect. Several stormy protests were held against the execution of certain convicted felons, like Julius and Ethel Rosenberg, who were convicted of spying on behalf of the Soviet Union. The couple was convicted of providing top-secret information about radar, sonar, jet propulsion engines, and valuable nuclear weapon designs. At that time, the United States was supposedly the only country with nuclear weapons. Convicted of espionage in 1951, they were executed by the United States federal government in 1953 in the Sing Sing correctional facility in Ossining, New York, becoming the first American civilians to be executed for such charges and the first to receive that penalty during peacetime. However, these protests held little opposition against the death penalty itself. In fact, during the anti-Communist period, with all its fears and hysteria, Texas Governor Allan Shivers seriously suggested that capital punishment be the penalty for membership in the Communist Party.   The movement against capital punishment revived again between 1955 and 1972.   England and Canada completed exhaustive studies which were largely critical of the death penalty, and these were widely circulated in the U.S.  Death row criminals gave their moving accounts of capital punishment in books and films. Convicted robber, kidnapper, and rapist Caryl Chessman, published “Cell 2455 Death Row” and “Trial by Ordeal.” Barbara Graham's story was utilized in the book and movie “I Want to Live!” after her execution. She was executed in the gas chamber at San Quentin Prison on the same day as two convicted accomplices, Jack Santo and Emmett Perkins. All of them were involved in a robbery that led to the murder of an elderly widow.  Television shows were broadcast on the death penalty. Hawaii and Alaska ended capital punishment in 1957, and Delaware did so the following year. Controversy over the death penalty gripped the nation, forcing politicians to take sides. Delaware restored the death penalty in 1961. Michigan abolished capital punishment for treason in 1963. Voters in 1964 abolished the death penalty in Oregon. In 1965 Iowa, New York, West Virginia, and Vermont ended the death penalty. New Mexico abolished the death penalty in 1969.   The controversy over the death penalty continues today. There is a strong movement against lawlessness propelled by citizens' fears of security. Politicians at the national and state levels are taking the floor of legislatures and calling for more frequent death penalties, death penalties for more crimes, and longer prison sentences. Those opposing these moves counter by arguing that harsher sentences do not slow crime and that crime is slightly or the same as in the past. FBI statistics show murders are now up. (For example, 9.3 persons per 100,000 were murdered in 1973, and 9.4 persons per 100,000 were murdered in 1992, and as of today, it's upwards of 14.4 people per 100,000. This upswing might be because of more advanced crime technology, as well as more prominent news and media.   Capital punishment has been completely abolished in all European countries except for Belarus and Russia, which has a moratorium and has not conducted an execution since September 1996. The complete ban on capital punishment is enshrined in the Charter of Fundamental Rights of the European Union (EU). Two widely adopted protocols of the European Convention on Human Rights of the Council of Europe are thus considered a central value. Of all modern European countries, San Marino, Portugal, and the Netherlands were the first to abolish capital punishment, whereas only Belarus still practices capital punishment in some form or another. In 2012, Latvia became the last EU member state to abolish capital punishment in wartime.   Ok, so now let's switch gears from the history of capital punishment and executions in general and get into what we know you beautiful bastards come here for. Let's talk about some methods used throughout the years, and then we'll talk about some famous executions and some fucked and messed up ones.   Methods:   We've discussed a few of these before, but some are so fucked up we're going to discuss them again.   Boiling To Death:   A slow and agonizing punishment, this method traditionally saw the victim gradually lowered — feet-first — into boiling oil, water, or wax (although uses of boiling wine and molten lead have also been recorded).   If the shock of the pain did not render them immediately unconscious, the person would experience the excruciating sensation of their outer layers of skin, utterly destroyed by immersion burns, dissolving right off their body, followed by the complete breakdown of the fatty tissue, boiling away beneath.   Emperor Nero is said to have dispatched thousands of Christians in this manner. At the same time, in the Middle Ages, the primary recipients of the punishment were not killers or rapists but coin forgers, particularly in Germany and the Holy Roman Empire. In Britain, meanwhile, King Henry VIII introduced the practice for executing those who used poison to commit murder.   Shockingly, the practice is believed to have been carried out as recently as 2002, when the government of Uzbekistan, led by Islam Karimov, was alleged to have tortured several suspected terrorists to death by boiling.   The Blood Eagle:   A technique ascribed to ancient Norse warriors, the blood eagle, mixed brutality and poetic imagery that only the Vikings could. First, the victim's back would be hacked open, and the skin ripped apart, exposing the spinal column.   The ribs would then be snapped from the spine and forcibly bent backward until they faced outwards from the body, forming a pair of bloody, shattered eagle's wings. As a horrifying finale, the lungs would then be pulled from the body cavity and coated with stinging salt, causing eventual death by suffocation.   There is some question whether this technique was ever actually used as the only accounts come from Norse literature. Odin did this shit, you know it.   Several scholars claim that the act we know of today is simply a result of poor translating and misunderstands the strong association of the eagle with blood and death in Norse imagery. That said, every account is consistent in that in each case, the victim is a nobleman being punished for murdering his father.   The good news for any poor soul who might have suffered this brutal death? The agony and blood loss from the initial wounds would probably have caused them to pass out long before the lungs were removed from their bodies.    Impalement:   Most famously used by Vlad the Impaler, 15th-century ruler of Wallachia (in present-day Romania) and inspiration for Count Dracula, the act of impalement has a long, grim history. While images tend to depict people skewered through the midsection and then held aloft — in a manner that would almost certainly bring about a rapid death — the actual process was a much longer, horrifically drawn-out ordeal.   Traditionally, the stake would be partially sharpened and planted, point up, in the ground. The victim would then be placed over the spike as it was inserted partway into the rectum or vagina.   As their body weight dragged them further onto the pole, the semi-greased wooden stake would force its way up through their body, piercing organs with agonizing slowness as it eventually penetrated the entire torso, finally tearing an exit wound through the skin of the shoulder, neck or throat. Holy shishkabob. Or bill. Or Karen.   The earliest records of the torture come from 1772 B.C. in Babylon, where the aforementioned King Hammurabi ordered a woman be executed in this way for killing her husband. But its use continued until as recently as the 20th century when the Ottoman government employed the technique during the Armenian genocide of 1915-1923. Which is super fucked up.   According to some accounts, it could take the victim — exposed, bleeding, and writhing in tormented agony — as long as eight whole days to die. Oh my hell!   Keelhauling:   Walking the plank might not be the most pleasant of deaths, but it seems moderately more humane than the other favored maritime punishment of keelhauling.   A punishment that often ended in death due to the severity of the wounds sustained (or was simply carried out until the point of death), it saw the victim, legs weighted and suspended from a rope, dropped from the bow of the ship, and then rapidly pulled underwater along the length of the hull — and over the keel (the beam that runs longitudinally down the center of the underside to the stern.   In the age of old, old wooden sailing ships, the hull of a vessel would generally be coated in a thick layer of barnacles, whose shells could be rock hard and razor-sharp.   As the drowning sailor was yanked relentlessly through the saltwater, these barnacles would strip the skin from his body, gouging out raw chunks of flesh and even, by some accounts, tearing off whole limbs or severing the head.   If the sailor was still alive, they might be hung from the mast for 15 minutes before going in again. In some cases, the victim would have an oil-soaked sponge — containing a breath of air — stuffed into their mouth to prevent a “merciful” drowning.   Employed mainly by the Dutch and the French from the 1500s until it was abolished in 1853, accounts of its use date back to Greece in 800 B.C.   The Roman Candle:   Many of the worst execution methods ever devised involve fire — from burning witches at stake in medieval Britain to roasting criminals alive in the hot metal insides of the brazen bull in Ancient Greece — but few match the sheer lack of humanity as the Roman Candle.   A rumored favorite of the mad Roman Emperor Nero, this method saw the subject tied to a stake and smeared with flammable pitch (tree or plant resin), then set ablaze, slowly burning to death from the feet up.   What sets this above the many other similar methods is that the victims were sometimes lined up outside to provide the lighting for one of Nero's evening parties.   Being Hanged, Drawn, And Quartered:   First recorded in England during the 13th century, this unusually extreme — even for the time — mode of execution was made the statutory punishment for treason in 1351. Though it was intended to be an act of such barbarous severity that no one would ever risk committing a treasonous act, there were nevertheless plenty of recipients over the next 500 years.   The process of being hanged, drawn, and quartered began with the victim being dragged to the site of execution while strapped to a wooden panel, which was in turn tied to a horse.   They would then experience a slow hanging, in which, rather than being dropped to the traditional quick death of a broken neck, they would instead be left to choke horribly as the rope tore up the skin of their throat, their body weight dragging them downwards.   Some had the good fortune to die at this stage, including the infamous Gunpowder Plot conspirator Guy Fawkes, who ensured a faster death by leaping from the gallows.   Once half-strangled, the drawing would begin. The victim would be strapped down and then slowly disemboweled, their stomachs sliced open, and their intestines and other significant organs hacked apart and pulled — “drawn” — from the body.   The genitals would often be mutilated and ripped from between their legs. Those unlucky enough to still be alive at this point might witness their organs burned in front of them before they were finally decapitated.   Once death had finally claimed them, the recipient's body would be carved into four pieces — or “quartered” — and the parts sent to prominent areas of the country as a warning to others.   The head would often be taken to the infamous Tower of London, where it would be impaled on a spike and placed on the walls “for the mockery of London.”   Rat Torture:   As recently depicted in that horrible show, Game Of Thrones, rat torture is ingenious in its disgusting simplicity. In its most basic form, a bucket containing live rats is placed on the exposed torso of the victim, and heat is applied to the base of the bucket.   The rats, crazy with fear from the heat, tear and gnaw their way into the abdomen of the victim, clawing and ripping through skin, flesh, organs, and intestines in their quest to escape.   Possessing the most powerful biting and chewing motion of any rodent, rats can make short work of a human stomach. Along with the unimaginable pain, the victim would also suffer the sick horror of feeling the large, filthy creatures writhing around inside their guts as they died.   While associated with Elizabethan England — where the Tower of London was said to have housed a “Dungeon of Rats,” a pitch-black room below high watermark that would draw in rats from the River Thames to torment the room's inhabitants — the practice has been used far more recently.   General Pinochet is said to have employed the technique during his dictatorship of Chile (1973-1990), while reports from Argentina during the National Reorganization Process in the late 1970s and early '80s claimed victims were subjected to a version in which live rats — or sometimes spiders — were inserted into the subject's body via a tube in the rectum or vagina….yep.   Bamboo Torture   Forcing thin shards of bamboo under the fingernails has long been cited as an interrogation method, but bamboo has been used to creatively — and slowly — execute a person, too. Allegedly used by the Japanese on American prisoners of war, it saw the victim tied down to a frame over a patch of newly sprouting bamboo plants.   One of the fastest-growing plants in the world, capable of up to three feet of growth in 24 hours, the sharp-tipped plants would slowly pierce the victim's skin — and then continue to grow. The result was death by gradual, continuous, multiple impalements, the equivalent of being dropped on a bed of sharpened stakes in terrible slow motion.   Despite the practice having roots in the former areas of Ceylon (now Sri Lanka) and Siam (now Thailand) in the 19th century, there are no proven instances of it being used during WWII.   It's certainly possible, however, and it has been shown that the technique, among the worst execution methods ever, works: A 2008 episode of MythBusters found that bamboo was capable of penetrating a human-sized lump of ballistic gelatin over three days.   https://m.imdb.com/list/ls059738828/

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The Clinical Problem Solvers
Episode 218: WDx #15 – Iron Lady, GI Edition

The Clinical Problem Solvers

Play Episode Listen Later Jan 18, 2022 31:11


Emma presents a case to Dr. Yao Heng, followed by a discussion about her experience as a woman in Internal Medicine procedural subspecialty. Dr. Yao Heng Dr. Yao Heng was born in Bangkok, Thailand. She immigrated to the US in her 20's. After graduating from the University of California, Berkeley with a Bachelor of Arts… Read More »Episode 218: WDx #15 – Iron Lady, GI Edition

Sleep Easy Lyricist Lounge
Roddy Ricky: LIVE LIFE FAST

Sleep Easy Lyricist Lounge

Play Episode Listen Later Jan 17, 2022 35:21


On this episode of The lyricist Lounge we breakdown the new Roddy Ricch album Live Life Fast. Coming off his huge wave how does this album look in competence? Does the album give justice to his Nipsey tribute? And what stands out on this project most. All this and more is discussed on this new episode of The Lyricist Lounge.

The Gary Null Show
The Gary Null Show - 01.17.22

The Gary Null Show

Play Episode Listen Later Jan 17, 2022 56:03


America's Obsession with Illusion Richard Gale and Gary Null PhD Progressive Radio Network, January 14, 2022 “He who despises his own life is soon master of others” – English proverb For the vast majority of Americans, the past year has been the most challenging in their lives – certainly for young adults. However, not everyone has been suffering equally. The nation's health or illness is not uniform. Much of our suffering is dependent upon the institutionalization and negligence of previous injustices, the loss of social equanimity, economic heedlessness, and our leaders' unmitigated greed and pursuit of power. Nor is everyone adversely affected by the shifts underway in the imaginations of the political and ideological universes. The transnational class of corporate and banking elites, for example, has little motivation to respect or contribute to national boundaries and interests. They perceive themselves as global actors. For the generals and captains of neoliberal globalization, the puppet masters of financial markets, the Covid-19 pandemic only caused annoying disruptions in the quality of their lives. For the remainder, it has been cataclysmic. As we begin 2022 should we not pause and reflect carefully about what we want and don't want as individuals and a nation to secure a sustainable future? A deep and collective introspection into the shared moral principles is called for. It is no longer what we say or profess that has any truth or significance. Rather what we actualize in our daily lives and as a society is going to determine whether the future will be better future or worse. Only our actions can realistically convey the deeper values in the American psyche. Therefore we need to ask ourselves more difficult questions to discover the real moral poverty that defines us as a civilization. Where were the large demonstrations against the trillion-dollar bailout of Wall Street and foreign banks when barely a penny was spent for the average citizen? Where were the demonstrations against home foreclosures and the loss of small family farms?  Debt drenched student aid? Exploitive payday loans and exorbitant credit card fees? There was no outrage against Obama's broken promises on universal healthcare, a platform that helped bring him to the White House. The single-minded attention on the pandemic has cancelled out 2.5 million homeless American children and 46 million adults and children who go hungry daily. Where was a collective voice condemning the hundreds of billion tax dollars to increase the power of the military and intelligence complexes as American cities further collapsed into ghettos? Where were the marches against corporations off-shoring jobs? Why no vocal outrage against the invasions of Libya and Syria, or the US' ongoing support of rogue dictatorships, such as Saudi Arabia and the UAE for crimes against humanity in Yemen? Where are the protests against corporations exploiting slave labor in poor countries such as Bangladesh and Indonesia?  There were no noteworthy protests for any of these issues. And yet these are true existential threats to our very democracy. Bertrand Russell wrote, “one should care about the world they do not see.” Should we not be planning ahead for the future of our children, grandchildren and ourselves instead of being incapacitated by fear? The national popular disinterest in these and other crises foreshadows something on the horizon that does not bode well for most Americans. It is a simple principle to understand; yet so subtle it will likely go unnoticed until everyone is individually and collectively affected. It is the utter lack of balance within the nation's body politick, and across the media that spoon feeds us virtual images of a faux theatrical play, the illusory icons on our minds' monitor screens, that shape our perceptions of reality. This is how control is exerted over our thoughts, speech and actions. In fact, it is only after people exercise their thoughts independently, with the certain belief that they have actual self-control over their lives, that they can arrive at the realization that their perceptions may be largely distorted. Throughout America's history there has been a system of three federal branches to assure there is a platform for checks and balances as well as a structure to contain the tensions between them. That system now is being rapidly challenged and eroded. Now the middle of the road Democrats officially control the White House and both legislative bodies. We will see what awaits us. There is also what is commonly referred to as the “fourth estate,” the powers of the press and news media that control the framing of the political narrative and partisan issues. In the past, the media was expected to hold the government accountable by exposing its conflicts of interest that endanger the public, its misdemeanors, and systemic corruption. This too is in decay as the media has been fully captured by corporate interests and now aligns itself politically and ideologically with the new political elite determined to reshape democracy and launch a new reset that will dramatically infringe on individual rights and liberties. Finally, there is the growing influence of a fourth branch of government, the corpocracy and its private interests. We might also include the US intelligence community that increasingly operates independently from executive and legislative oversight. Together we can witness this loose cabal of seemingly independent entities, working simultaneously in consortium and in opposition to each other, propelling us towards a future tsunami of greater polarization and immense social disruption. Earlier generations were not threatened by the telecommunication and technological giants, such as Google, Facebook and Amazon. Clinton's Communications Decency Act of 1996, despite its well-meaning intentions to protect free speech, was otherwise destructively naïve. At that time it was sensible; however, that was before the advent of the social media that now dominates our lives and shapes political discourse. Silicon Valley has become a force far more powerful than the lobbyists on K Street to ensure that corporate Democrats are raised to a position of absolute power. Yet the problem would be equally threatening if it were the corporate and radicalized GOP in power. The centrist Democratic left, lulled in a passivity that “it can't happen here,” is every bit as dangerous and delusional as the Republican far-right's paranoia over conspiracies squatting behind every nook and cranny. A moderate centrist right no longer exists as it has now exited reality like a herd of lemmings to follow Trump phenomena over a phantasmagoric cliff. The more important question to contemplate is how this will impact yourself and average citizens. What happens elsewhere around the world can no longer be viewed in isolation. Globalization is perhaps the most holistic phenomena within the matrix of financial capital movements and post-modern social restructuring. China has the means to socially control most of its population, especially in urban areas. On the other hand, China would be unable to succeed in this endeavor without the direct assistance, trade and technological development of Silicon Valley and the private innovators of intelligence and surveillance applied science. China has already launched social scoring, a nefarious means to reward and penalize public activity. If a person protests the lack of personal freedom, democratic values and free speech, his or her social score decreases. And through digital networks, authorities can monitor and identify every Chinese citizen's movements. All of this technology is ready for launch in the US and other developed nations. However, rather than social scoring, it is block chain, the digital database that gathers any information it is programmed for. Block chain has already been employed for almost a decade. At this moment the federal government and individual states are blindly over-reacting to Covid's health threats, the climate and environment, and the collapse of social cohesion. These threats are eliciting government mandates, such as vaccination. A Biden federal vaccine mandate would overrule individual state laws. The fact that this is being publicly stated should quell many conspiratorial theories. It is part of a more comprehensive and long-term agenda for expanding government social control under the pretense and propaganda of keeping Americans safe under the banner of national security. New laws are under construction that would redefine hate speech. Censorship of free speech for criticizing official narratives and policies to tackle the pandemic are being enforced. Any criticism towards the failures of the Covid-19 vaccines is redefined as threats to public health. People raising such critiques may eventually find their names on domestic terrorist lists. This scenario is not beyond the imagination. Wikileaks revealed that environmental, animal protection, and human rights groups have been labeled as domestic terrorist organizations. Guilt by association laws, for example buried in Obama's National Defense Authorization Act, are in place. Expanding a law's scope is far easier than erasing it from the books. Consequently, it is not unlikely that these laws may eventually widen to include charges of subversion based solely on the emails you read, the videos you watch or the broadcasts you listen to. This would inevitably lead to the death toll for any residue of integrity in journalism. Silicon Valley's collusion with the government has canceled the voices of some of our best investigative journalists, such as Chris Hedges, Sharyl Attkinsson, Glenn Greenwald, Max Blumenthal and Craig Murray. These are only a few of many examples. The new unstated law is that original investigation must support the official narrative, otherwise it will be prohibited from accessible public view. We may recall that under the second Bush administration, the justice department created “free speech zones,” fenced off or confined areas where demonstrators were only permitted to exercise their Constitutional rights of free protest and expression. Today we are only several small amendments away before the right to assemble being banned altogether. Faced with growing condemnation by many nations, the US' hegemony on the world geopolitical arena has waned considerably. Biden's administration and its return to neocon foreign against Russia and China and neoliberal market policies will likely make every effort to regain the dominance it lost during the past four years. What has vanished in the US' former full spectrum dominance over the geopolitical landscape is now being inverted to strengthen federal hegemonic reign over the American population. Finally, we need to awaken to modern technologies' remarkable sophistication and its certain threats to the health of our societies, and even to our definition of being human. Sadly, this is an industry each of us has been complicit in advancing. Coining a term by one of the planet's most important and forgotten 20th century prophetic voices, the Trappist monk Father Thomas Merton, we are facing a great Unspeakable, a spiritual crisis contributing to the existential vacuity of modern American culture. Few are aware that in his 1964 collection of meditations, Seeds of Destruction, Merton predicted that the civil rights movement would confront a catastrophic impasse and may find itself without leadership. Four years later, Martin Luther King Jr, who Merton had a deep correspondence with, was assassinated. Merton would die suddenly later that same year under very mysterious circumstances in Thailand. Another way to describe the Unspeakable is criminal Sovereignty, with a capital S, to convey its almost numinous qualities. If alive today, Merton would look upon both the extreme right and left as mere expressions of the meaninglessness of American life manifesting as a turbulent ocean of afflictive emotions and thoughts. Instead of technology serving the needs of humanity, Americans are being increasingly conditioned to willingly bow as slaves to technology. The public, Somerset Maugham warned, “are easily disillusioned then they are angry or it was the illusion they loved.” The Unspeakable's unspoken mantra is: technology must progress regardless of how many people fall destitute, jobless, debt ridden and physically ill with only suicide as a recourse to escape. “American democracy today,” Merton observed over 55 years ago, “is just cheap pressed wood fiber, cardboard and spray paint.” Consequently, the elite sitting in the global control tower view the Great Reset's technological regime as preferable to democracy's kabuki theater. Advanced surveillance, artificial intelligence, intelligent robotics, transhumanism, a 5G internet of everything, genetic engineering, and weather modification should be our guiding avatars. The solutions, he would argue, can no longer be found in civil discourse or the rights of human beings gathering in assembly. For the ruling elite, the masses are blind sheep wandering in search of a shepherd. This is what author Ronald Wright called the “progress trap” – progress' unending efforts to feed technology's hunger to devour natural and human capital, interest free. And the mainstream press and news media, in its' malady of cognitive dissonance, serves as its unreflective cheerleader for our march towards civilizational collapse. Merton was keenly aware of technology's dangers to social stability. In a 1967 letter he took aim at the “universal myth that technology infallibly makes everything in every way better for everybody. It does not.” However, Merton was by no means a Luddite. “Technology could indeed make a better world for millions of human beings,” he wrote. Yet there remained the nightmare of technology transforming the world into a “more collectivist, cybernated mass culture.” Decades before the first desktop, Merton foresaw a complete fragmentation of the nation's moral and spiritual fabric when people will begin basing all of their political and ethical decisions on computers. Prophetically he wrote to a friend, “just wait until they start philosophizing with computers!” That was 1967. He even foresaw technology becoming a means to elevate the slaves of technology's false self, to satisfy narcissistic appetites for admiration and status. In other words, the woke social media. “The greatest need of our time,” Merton wrote in his Conjectures of a Guilty Bystander, “is to clean out the enormous mass of mental and emotional rubbish that clutters our minds and makes all political and social life a mass illness. Without this housecleaning we cannot begin to see. Unless we see we cannot think. The purification must begin with the mass media.” For this reason we urgently need to penetrate the illusions of propaganda and popular falsehoods, across the entire political spectrum as well the self-appointed pontificating Pharisees who are ushering a new socio-economic era where endless technological innovation has precedence over human lives. Despite its newness, it has also been clearly predictable. No doubt, if Orwell were penning his great novel today, the emergence of this new American era we are witnessing would not be fiction.

Tha Block is Hot Podcast
Catching Up with Juju Part 1 Ep 121

Tha Block is Hot Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Jan 17, 2022 164:25


On this episode of TBIHP, Tim and Fame catch up with a friend who recently relocated to Thailand. Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/show/1oJFd0L... Twitch: https://www.twitch.tv/thablockishotpo... Follow us on: Instagram: @thablockishotpodcast Twitter: @_thablockishot Discord: Tha Block is Hot Podcast Send us an email @:Thablockishotpodcast@gmail.com --- Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/unidentified-blackmale/support

Rich State of Mind
Episode 80: How To Make $1000 In a Day Trading Stocks ft. Teri Ijeoma

Rich State of Mind

Play Episode Listen Later Jan 17, 2022 36:34


Teri Ijeoma began her professional career working in education and non-profits. When she started trading stocks eleven years ago, she initially saw it as an opportunity to simply supplement her income. However, she was so successful with this side hustle that in 2017, she decided to quit her job, travel the world, and begin trading full-time. While traveling, Teri was constantly asked to show others how she was successfully trading in the stock market. She set up and taught her first class in Thailand, her second in Vietnam, and had a fully-fledged curriculum created by the time she returned to the States. Teri now offers an online curriculum that shares her investing strategies with people all over the world. She also partners with organizations and companies to train and empower individuals to achieve financial freedom and build wealth through investing. Teri received her Bachelors degree in Management Science from Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) and her Masters in Media and Communications from Dallas Theological Seminary. She was the Grand Champion of Teachable's 2019 Creator Challenge and has been featured in Forbes, Black Enterprise, Yahoo finance, ABC, NBC, and FOX. You can reach her on Instagram at @teriijeoma or online at teriijeoma.com.  Rich State of Mind Links:Website: www.richstateofmind.comMake cash on the side: https://send.cloutzap.com/richstateofmindInstagram : @rich_statebrand and @rich_invests_Podcast links: https://linktr.ee/anthanerichiePlease like and subscribe to our channel.See our cool wealth building and real estate T-shirt designs in the links below :Rich State of Mind Store : https://bit.ly/RichStateSupport the show (https://www.patreon.com/richstateofmind)

Horror Movie Weekly
Ep. 109: The Medium (2021)

Horror Movie Weekly

Play Episode Listen Later Jan 17, 2022 80:09


Do you like scary movies? We have one for ya! This week with Mister Watson’s pick, he brings us a Feature Review of a Horror film from Thailand called The Medium (2021), and Jay argues that it has some “immoral filmmaking,” which of course, is characteristic of Mister Watson’s Horror picks… Welcome to Horror Movie … Continue reading "Ep. 109: The Medium (2021)"

Hard Factor
1/17/21: Celebrating MLK while Thailand Deals with Diabetic Monkeys

Hard Factor

Play Episode Listen Later Jan 17, 2022 72:13


This MLK Day Edition of Hard Factor celebrates the life and work of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. (00:05:03), details the difficulty one town in Thailand is having with its sugar-addicted monkey population (00:43:26), and MUCH more… (00:00:00) - Timestamps Cup of Coffee in the Big Time (00:05:03) - Fun Fact: MLK Jr. Day Replaced Robert E. Lee Day (Most Places) (00:07:15) - Holidays: Elementary School Teacher Day (00:08:20) - This Day in History: MLK Interview, and Reagan Sells Weapons to Iran (00:14:23) - Trending Mentions: OAN Dropped by DirecTV (00:14:42) - #3 - Underwater Volcano Creates MASSIVE Tsunami Near Tonga (00:20:34) - #2 - Insane Islamic Terrorist Takes Hostages at a Texas Synagog Before Being Taken Out (00:26:40) - #1 - Los Angeles Train Yard INFESTED with Package Theft (00:32:32) - Serial Rapist from the USA Changed His Name and Faked His Death to Get Away, Gets Caught in Scotland TikTok International Moment (00:39:32) - Mexico - Cereal Crisis Requires Junking Tons of Kellogg's (00:43:26) - Thailand - Town Famous for Monkeys Happy Tourists Have Returned to Save Monkey's from Lockdown Diabetes (00:47:03) - China - Bridezilla Goes on Wedding Dress Cutting Rampage (00:56:53) - Follow-up Stories from Last Week (1:00:00) - More Evidence of Potentially Aliens Objects Found in Antarctica These stories, and much more, brought to you by our incredible sponsors: Echelon Fitness - Text FACTOR to 818181 to get up to $650 off MSRP on YOUR Home Gym Diet Smoke - Delta 8 THC Gummies http://Diet Smoke.com, promo code: FACTOR for 20% off Go to store.hardfactor.com and patreon.com/hardfactor to support the pod with incredible merch and bonus podcasts Leave us a Voicemail at 512-270-1480, send us a voice memo to hardfactorvoicemail@gmail.com, and/or leave a 5-Star review on Apple Podcasts to hear it on Friday's show Other Places to Listen: Spotify, Google Podcasts, Stitcher, Lots More... Watch Full Episodes on YouTube Follow @HardFactorNews on Instagram, Twitter, TikTok, and Facebook

Dead Rabbit Radio
EP 806 - The Roasted Baby: Urban Legend Or Black Magic Conspiracy?

Dead Rabbit Radio

Play Episode Listen Later Jan 17, 2022 39:07


Today we dive into the urban legend of the roasted baby and find out it is real and far more frightening!   Patreon  https://www.patreon.com/user?u=18482113 MERCH STORE!!! https://tinyurl.com/y8zam4o2 Amazon Wish List https://www.amazon.com/hz/wishlist/ls/28CIOGSFRUXAD?ref_=wl_share   Help Promote Dead Rabbit! Dual Flyer https://i.imgur.com/OhuoI2v.jpg "As Above" Flyer https://i.imgur.com/yobMtUp.jpg “Alien Flyer” By TVP VT U https://imgur.com/gallery/aPN1Fnw   Links: EP 313 - Body Horror! (Broken Crematory episode) https://deadrabbitradio.libsyn.com/ep-313-body-horror Thai police arrest man after babies' bodies found roasted, wrapped in gold leaf https://www.nbcnews.com/news/world/thai-police-arrest-man-after-babies-bodies-found-roasted-wrapped-flna780144 The Baby-Roast https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Baby-Roast Police: Texas woman, naked and high on meth, put daughter in oven to 'heal' her https://www.syracuse.com/us-news/2016/03/naked_texas_woman_high_on_meth_put_daughter_in_oven_to_heal_her.html Tasha Hatcher: 5 Fast Facts You Need to Know https://heavy.com/news/2016/03/tasha-hatcher-glen-rose-texas-mother-mom-puts-child-baby-in-oven-burns-facebook-photos-video-family-daughter/ Mom cooks baby in microwave oven - police https://www.theregister.com/2006/11/28/mom_microwaves_baby/ Hatcher sentenced to 20 years for burning 2-year-old in oven https://www.yourstephenvilletx.com/story/news/local/2017/06/30/hatcher-sentenced-to-20-years-for-burning-2-year-old-in-oven/20398669007/ Mother Charged in Baby's Death https://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-srv/local/daily/sept99/microwave.htm Father of siblings of toddler burned to death tries to find his children. https://abc13.com/oven-death-baby-killed-burnt-to-houston/1091992/ JOEY'S POEM https://web.archive.org/web/20020803035005/http://www.elizabethotte.com/poemfor.htm MOTHER WHO KILLED BABY PLEADS HER CASE ON INTERNET https://www.dailypress.com/news/dp-xpm-20010521-2001-05-21-0105210004-story.html Koan kroh (roasted baby) https://pjcoggan.wordpress.com/tag/chow-hok-kuen/ Khun Chang Khun Phaen https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Khun_Chang_Khun_Phaen#Synopsis Kuman Thong https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kuman_Thong Thailand Culture,Spiritual,Amulets,Magical Charms. http://thailand-charms-amulets.blogspot.com/2013/02/accumulate-abundance-of-wealth-in-your.html 2,000 fetuses discovered at Bangkok temple https://www.nbcnews.com/id/wbna40269486#.T7ZOLfJoVBk Human foetuses were to be used in black magic ritual https://www.irishexaminer.com/news/arid-20194381.html Roasted Fetuses In Luggage: Chow Hok Kuen Intended Gold-Leafed Corpses For Ritual, Cops Say https://www.huffpost.com/entry/roasted-fetuses-luggage-chow-hok-kuen-gold-leaf-corpses-thailand_n_1536361 Briton arrested in Thailand after being found with six roasted human foetuses https://www.independent.co.uk/news/world/asia/briton-arrested-in-thailand-after-being-found-with-six-roasted-human-foetuses-7766232.html Why Was A British Man Trying to a Smuggle a Bag Full of Roasted Fetuses into Taiwan? https://www.gawker.com/tag/chow-hok-kuen Briton of Chinese origin arrested with six fetuses https://seattle99.wordpress.com/tag/chow-hok-kuen/ 404 https://www.bangkokpost.com/thailand/local/207088/police-arrest-suspect-in-foetus-scandal   ------------------------------------------------ Logo Art By Ash Black Opening Song: "Atlantis Attacks" Closing Song: "Bella Royale" Music By Simple Rabbitron 3000 created by Eerbud Thanks to Chris K, Founder Of The Golden Rabbit Brigade Dead Rabbit Archivist Some Weirdo On Twitter AKA Jack YouTube Champ Stewart Meatball The Haunted Mic Arm provided by Chyme Chili Thanks to Fabio N! Pintrest https://www.pinterest.com/basque5150/jason-carpenter-hood-river/ http://www.DeadRabbit.com Email: DeadRabbitRadio@gmail.com Twitter: @DeadRabbitRadio Facebook: www.Facebook.com/DeadRabbitRadio TikTok: https://www.tiktok.com/@deadrabbitradio Jason Carpenter PO Box 1363 Hood River, OR 97031   Paranormal, Conspiracy, and True Crime news as it happens! Jason Carpenter breaks the stories they'll be talking about tomorrow, assuming the world doesn't end today. All Contents Of This Podcast Copyright Jason Carpenter 2018 - 2022  

EV News Daily - Electric Car Podcast
1343: 16 Jan 2022 | BMW: Next 3 Series will have electric model

EV News Daily - Electric Car Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Jan 16, 2022 23:29


Show #1343 If you get any value from this podcast please consider supporting my work on Patreon. Plus all Patreon supporters get their own unique ad-free podcast feed. Good morning, good afternoon and good evening wherever you are in the world, welcome to EV News Daily for Sunday 16th January. It's Martyn Lee here and I go through every EV story so you don't have to. Thank you to MYEV.com for helping make this show, they've built the first marketplace specifically for Electric Vehicles. It's a totally free marketplace that simplifies the buying and selling process, and help you learn about EVs along the way too. Welcome to a new Patreon Producer GLENN T BJORN RANGE TESTS ORA GOOD CAT WITH REMARKABLE RESULTS - Ora, a sub-brand of Great Wall Motors, is going to start selling its Good Cat model in Europe pretty soon with two battery pack sizes that both provide impressive range. - 62.4 kWh and increases the range to 500 km (310 miles). Bjørn Nyland performed a range test in the latter and while nobody was expecting it to match the NEDC claimed range, it actually performed really well. He drove the vehicle in Thailand in quite warm temperatures and had climate functions off for most of the trip, and he drove exactly 372 km (213 miles) with exactly 90 percent. - Bjørn calculated that had he run a fully-charged battery all the way to empty, the vehicle would have driven around 420 km (261 miles), an impressive result for such a small EV that will most likely never be used for long distance road trips. Original Source : https://insideevs.com/news/561038/bjorn-ora-good-cat-range OREGON CLEAN VEHICLE REBATE PROGRAM'S  CHARGE AHEAD REBATE - The  Oregon Department of Environmental Quality  has made big changes to the  Oregon Clean Vehicle Rebate Program's  Charge Ahead Rebate. As of Jan. 1, 2022, low- and moderate-income households are eligible for $5,000 back with the purchase or lease of a new or used battery electric or plug-in hybrid electric vehicle. Previously, the Charge Ahead Rebate was $2,500. In addition, if the purchase or lease is a new battery electric or plug-in hybrid electric vehicle, then the rebate can be combined with the Standard Rebate for up to $7,500 back. - Prior to 2022, Charge Ahead Rebate recipients had to earn less than 120% of the area median income for their metropolitan area. The new requirements ensure those households who can most benefit from the rebate are eligible. Those unsure of their eligibility can check the Charge Ahead Rebate Income Eligibility Calculator here. Original Source : https://www.oregon.gov/newsroom/Pages/NewsDetail.aspx?newsid=64716 NIO LEASES BIG SAN JOSE OFFICE BUILDING FOR U.S. HQ - Nio USA has leased a big north San Jose building that will be the headquarters and innovation center for the maker of electric vehicles and smart car technologies, commercial real estate firm Colliers said Thursday. - China-based Nio USA signed a lease for a building that totals 201,500 square feet, agreeing to a 10-year rental deal, according to Colliers. - The new building will accommodate headquarters, research, digital development activities, testing, assembly, warehousing and other operations, according to Colliers. Original Source : https://www.mercurynews.com/2022/01/13/nio-lease-san-jose-office-headquarters-research-real-estate-car-tech/ 70,000 E-BUSES DELIVERED BY BYD WORLDWIDE - The Chinese giant has just announced the milestone, achieved after a decede from the launch of its first pure electric bus fleet in commercial operations. - In Europe, BYD makes public it has delivered over 1,800 electric buses, operating in over 100 major European cities across 20 countries. These 1,800 corresponds to a 2.5% of the 70,000 vehicles handed over worldwide. Collectively, the European BYD e-buses have driven over 140 million kilometres, the equivalent to a reduction of 150,000 tonnes CO2 emissions. Globally, BYD's eBuses have covered 5.5 billion electric kilometres. Original Source : https://www.sustainable-bus.com/electric-bus/byd-70000-electric-buses GEELY HOLDING GROUP SALES GROW 5% TO MORE THAN 2.2 MILLION UNITS IN 2021 - Geely Holding announced today that aggregate sales across its automotive brands – Geely Auto, Geometry, LYNK & CO, Zeekr, Volvo Cars, PROTON, Lotus, LEVC, and Farizon Commercial Vehicle – grew 5% year-on-year to exceed 2.2 million units in 2021, a new record for the Group. - sales of electrified and clean alternative fuel passenger and commercial vehicles grew more than 70% YoY, exceeding 330,000 units and accounting for over 15% of Group aggregate sales. - Geely Technology Group establish around 100 battery swapping stations across China that can safely swap batteries in less than a minute.  By 2025, at least 5,000 swapping stations will be deployed across 100 cities. - Zeekr, Geely's global electric mobility technology solutions brand was launched in 2021 along with its first premium pure electric model, the Zeekr 001.  By the end of 2021, 6,007 premium Zeekr 001s have been delivered to users. Original Source : https://www.automotiveworld.com/news-releases/zhejiang-geely-holding-group-sales-grow-5-to-more-than-2-2-million-units-in-2021/ GERMAN TRANSPORT MINISTER BACKS ELECTRIC CARS IN E-FUEL DEBATE - The debate over how best to decarbonise road transport has long pitched synthetic e-fuels against full electrification. In a policy shift, Germany's transport minister has now said that electric cars have won the race in the EU. - While leading auto makers have begun to pivot to electric vehicles, others in the industry, particularly fuel companies and auto part makers, have long argued that synthetic e-fuels can decarbonise ICE vehicles. - Germany's Federal Transport Minister Volker Wissing has thrown cold water on the notion that e-fuels will be plentiful enough to allow ICE cars to meet EU emissions standards. - E-fuels are synthetic energy carriers created in an energy-intensive process and therefore relatively rare and expensive. Original Source : https://www.euractiv.com/section/electric-cars/news/german-transport-minister-backs-electric-cars-in-e-fuel-debate/ EU TO DEMAND STRICTER CO2 STANDARDS FOR NEW CARS - There are signs of a possible further tightening of the EU targets for CO2 emissions from new cars. After the EU Commission had submitted its proposals for this in July 2021, it is now the EU Parliament's turn – and it has apparently demanded stricter interim targets until 2035. - Jan Huitema, the parliamentarian from the Netherlands who is responsible for this area, has now presented his proposals to the Parliament's Environment Committee. The de facto ban on internal combustion engines for new cars from 2035 – officially only cars with CO2 emissions of 0 g/km may be registered then – as demanded by the Commission is to remain, but the interim targets until then are to be further tightened. Original Source : https://www.electrive.com/2022/01/14/eu-to-demand-stricter-co2-standards-for-new-cars 1,000 TESLA SUPER CHARGING STATIONS BUILT ON CHINESE MAINLAND Original Source : https://pandaily.com/1000-tesla-super-charging-stations-built-on-chinese-mainland/ BMW: NEXT 3 SERIES WILL HAVE COMBUSTION ENGINES, SEPARATE ELECTRIC MODEL Original Source : https://www.bmwblog.com/2022/01/14/bmw-next-3-series-separate-ev-model/ HONDA AND LG ENERGY SOLUTION PLAN U.S. BATTERY JOINT VENTURE, REPORT SAYS   Original Source : https://www.autonews.com/suppliers/honda-and-lg-energy-solution-plan-us-battery-joint-venture-report-says BATTERY STARTUP QUANTUMSCAPE'S NEW MOVE Original Source : https://www.axios.com/battery-startup-quantumscape-energy-storage-fluence-eaf3f085-689f-445a-9b99-efe36fb11837.html FOR BP, CAR CHARGERS TO OVERTAKE PUMPS IN PROFITABILITY RACE Original Source : https://www.reuters.com/business/energy/bp-car-chargers-overtake-pumps-profitability-race-2022-01-14/ QUESTION OF THE WEEK WITH EMOBILITYNORWAY.COM The 4th anniversary of this podcast is next week on Tuesday 18th January. So this week it's a self-indulgent question, and I'll hope you forgive me for that. What would you like to see and hear from this show in 2022. What would you keep, and what would you change. What would you like to see new? Email me your answer now: hello@evnewsdaily.com It would mean a lot if you could take 2mins to leave a quick review on whichever platform you download the podcast. And  if you have an Amazon Echo, download our Alexa Skill, search for EV News Daily and add it as a flash briefing. Come and say hi on Facebook, LinkedIn or Twitter just search EV News Daily, have a wonderful day, I'll catch you tomorrow and remember…there's no such thing as a self-charging hybrid. PREMIUM PARTNERS PHIL ROBERTS / ELECTRIC FUTURE BRAD CROSBY PORSCHE OF THE VILLAGE CINCINNATI AUDI CINCINNATI EAST VOLVO CARS CINCINNATI EAST NATIONAL CAR CHARGING ON THE US MAINLAND AND ALOHA CHARGE IN HAWAII DEREK REILLY FROM THE EV REVIEW IRELAND YOUTUBE CHANNEL RICHARD AT RSEV.CO.UK – FOR BUYING AND SELLING EVS IN THE UK EMOBILITYNORWAY.COM/

The Kurt Angle Show
Episode 50: Final Resolution 2007

The Kurt Angle Show

Play Episode Listen Later Jan 16, 2022 94:05


On this episode of The Kurt Angle Show, Kurt and Jon Alba look back 15 years at Kurt's first PPV match of 2007! It's Kurt Angle vs. Samoa Joe at TNA's Final Resolution 2007 in a 30 minute Iron Man match from January 14, 2007 at the Impact Zone! PHYSICALLY FIT.COM - Physically FIT is committed to providing customers, with the highest quality better-for-you protein snack nutrition the entire family will enjoy. Our Physically FIT great tasting high protein air-baked snack innovation is sure to conquers your craving, curb your hunger and ultimately will make your stomach, mind and mouth HAPPY! Check out our wide variety of flavors and snacks at PhysicallyFit.com and use promo code ANGLEPOD20 for 20% off your purchase. GOLIATH LIFE - GoliathLife.com streamlines the life insurance purchase process by allowing you to get quotes from more than twenty carriers all at the same time and at the same place: GoliathLife.com. SAVE WITH CONRAD.COM - If you have credit card debt or in a 30 year loan? Well, we can help you get out of that pinch and save money at the same time! Head over to SaveWithConrad.com for a quick quote.  SHEETZ - Energy drink or Milkshake? Imagine getting your favorite energy-bursting G fuel flavors whipped, iced, and milkshak-ified! Go to www.SHEETZ.com and grab a Focus Freak Milkshake for 3.99 or less! Use offer code ENERGIZE to save $1 when you order on the SHEETZ app!  SUPER SPECIOSA - Super Speciosa has only one ingredient – pure kratom leaf. Kratom is all-natural herb related to the coffee plant that has been used in Thailand for centuries. Try kratom now and get 20% off. Go to GetSuperLeaf.com/ANGLE and get 20% off with promo code ANGLE.  BLUECHEW -Bluechew gives you confidence in bed every time. Visit BlueChew.com and get your first order free when use promo code ANGLE. Just pay $5 shipping! MAGIC SPOON - Go to magicspoon.com/ANGLE to grab a custom bundle of cereal and start your New Year off right! And be sure to use our promo code ANGLE at checkout to save five dollars off your order! ERIC & JEFF LIVE - For the first time ever, WWE Hall of Famers Eric Bischoff and Jeff Jarrett will do a podcast SUPER SHOW together on stage to bring you stories they can't share on the podcast! The VIP Meet and Greet starts at 2:00 PM and will finish before the main show begins at 3:00 PM. * DOORS FOR VIP OPEN AT 2:00 PM * DOORS FOR GA OPEN at 2:45 PM * SHOWTIME is 3:00PM - 5:00PM Concessions, including alcohol, will be available. TIX AVAILABLE NOW AT www.JeffAndEricLive.com The Kurt Angle Show begins a new chapter in the Patreon world. Kurt joins Conrad's four other host at www.ADFREESHOWS.com, the largest collection of wrestling legends on one channel. ADFREESHOWS.com will have every podcast ad free and early, plus bonus content you won't get anywhere else. Join today www.ADFREESHOWS.com Want more of The Kurt Angle Show? Well, head on over to our YouTube channel for clips, full episodes and much more! SEARCH: The Kurt Angle Show Want to look and feel like an Olympian? Head over to BoxOfGimmicks.com and check out all the BRAND NEW tee designs! If you want to promote your business on The Kurt Angle Show it's easy! Fill out a quick form telling us about your business and what you'd like to do over at www.AdvertiseWithConrad.com

MTR Podcasts
Emon Surakitkoson

MTR Podcasts

Play Episode Listen Later Jan 15, 2022 33:39


Brief summary of episode:Emon Surakitkoson was born in Thailand and emigrated to the United States when she was 19 years old. Emon was always interested in the arts but was discouraged from attending art school in her home country. When she arrived in the US, she worked in a variety of jobs in the food and beverage industry. In 2018, she started experimenting with painting and mixed media, and began selling her work shortly thereafter. Since then, she has developed the unique style of sculptural, black and white paintings for which she is known, and in 2020 she transitioned to working as a full time artist. Emon employs a restricted palette to stretch the limits of her medium and as a challenge towards creating complexity. She uses bold contrast and repetition to elicit an immediate response from viewers, while a closer inspection reveals the highly skilled technique, nuance and detail that Emon has cultivated. Her work has become increasingly three dimensional as she's reflected on the emotional impact of work that changes the viewer's relationship to space. Emon has exhibited her work around the Washington D.C. Metropolitan Area and in Canada. Her work can be found in hotels across the continental U.S., including the Hyatt Aviara Resort, and Kimpton Banneker Hotel. She has also done mural work with the international mural festival POW! WOW!. Outside of her art practice, Emon has produced events and markets that support local artists and makers around DC, including through partnerships with the Hilton brothers' H2 Collective and the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts. Emon lives and works in Washington, DC, with her English Bulldog, Noodle. The Truth In This ArtThe Truth In This Art is a podcast interview series supporting vibrancy and development of Baltimore & beyond's arts and culture.Mentioned in this episode:Emon's WebsiteTo find more amazing stories from the artist and entrepreneurial scenes in & around Baltimore, check out my episode directory.Stay in TouchNewsletter sign-upSupport my podcastShareable link to episode★ Support this podcast ★

Heute Couch, morgen Strand. FTI Glücksmomente.

Sainey und Dominik besprechen aktuelle News, gebuchte Urlaubsreisen und neue Destinationen. Und freuen sich schon sehr auf ihre nächste Aufnahme. Die Themen: Studio mit Couch; Thailand mit Strand; Santorini im Mai; La Palma braucht Touristen; Marsa Alam mit Flex-Optionen in den Schulferien; Bessere Selbsttests; Saudi-Arabien als neue Destination im Programm; Mit Lufthansa mehr Urlaubsziele als je zuvor Paul-Ehrlich-Institut Selbsttests Liste: https://www.pei.de/DE/newsroom/dossier/coronavirus/testsysteme.html Dir stehen folgende Informationsquellen und Kontaktmöglichkeiten zur Verfügung: https://www.fti.de/service/reisehinweise.html https://www.fti.de/blog/reiseberichte-und-tipps/expertentipps/urlaub-corona-einreisebestimmungen/ Schreib uns deine Fragen, Reiseerlebnisse und Reisetipps an gluecksmomente@fti.de

The Gary Null Show
The Gary Null Show - 01.14.22

The Gary Null Show

Play Episode Listen Later Jan 14, 2022 58:33


America's Obsession with Illusion Richard Gale and Gary Null PhD Progressive Radio Network, January 14, 2022   “He who despises his own life is soon master of others” – English proverb   For the vast majority of Americans, the past year has been the most challenging in their lives – certainly for young adults. However, not everyone has been suffering equally. The nation's health or illness is not uniform. Much of our suffering is dependent upon the institutionalization and negligence of previous injustices, the loss of social equanimity, economic heedlessness, and our leaders' unmitigated greed and pursuit of power.  Nor is everyone adversely affected by the shifts underway in the imaginations of the political and ideological universes. The transnational class of corporate and banking elites, for example, has little motivation to respect or contribute to national boundaries and interests. They perceive themselves as global actors. For the generals and captains of neoliberal globalization, the puppet masters of financial markets, the Covid-19 pandemic only caused annoying disruptions in the quality of their lives. For the remainder, it has been cataclysmic.   As we begin 2022 should we not pause and reflect carefully about what we want as and don't want as individuals and a nation for securing a sustainable future? Fundamental is a deep introspection into the common and moral principles we are living today. It is not what we say or profess, but what we actualize in our daily lives and as a collective society that matters. Only our actions can realistically convey the deeper values in the American psyche.    Therefore we need to ask ourselves more difficult questions to discover the real moral poverty that defines us as a civilization. Where were the large demonstrations against the trillion-dollar bailout of Wall Street and foreign banks when barely a penny for the average citizen was spent? Where were the demonstrations against home foreclosures and the loss of small family farms?  Debt drenched student aid? Exploitive payday loans and exorbitant credit card fees. There were no protests against Obama's broken promises on universal healthcare. The single-minded attention on the pandemic has cancelled out 2.5 million homeless American children and 46 million adults and children who go daily. Where was a collective voice condemning the hundreds of billion tax dollars to increase the power of the military and intelligence complexes as American cities further collapsed into ghettos? Where were the marches against corporations off-shoring jobs. Why no vocal outrage against Obama's invasions of Libya and Syria, or the US ongoing support of rogue dictatorships, such as Saudi Arabia and the UAE, for crimes against humanity in Yemen. Where are the protests against corporations exploiting slave labor in poor countries such as Bangladesh and Indonesia.  There were no noteworthy protests for any of these issues. And yet these are true existential threats to our very democracy. Bertrand Russell wrote, “one should care about the world they do not see.” Should we not therefore be planning ahead for the future of our children, grandchildren and ourselves instead of being incapacitated by fear.   The national popular disinterest in these and other crises forebodes something on the horizon that does not bode well for most Americans. It is a simple principle to understand; yet so subtle it will likely go unnoticed until everyone is individually and collectively affected. It is the utter lack of balance within the nation's body politick, and across the media that spoon feeds us virtual images of a faux theatrical play, the illusory icons on our minds' monitor screens, that shape our perceptions of reality. This is how control is exerted over our thoughts, speech and actions. In fact, it is only after people exercise their thoughts independently, with the certain belief that they have actual self-control over their lives, that they arrive at the realization that their perceptions may be largely distorted.   Throughout America's history there has been a system of three federal branches to assure there is a platform for checks and balances as well as a structure to contain the tensions between them. That system now is being rapidly challenged and eroded. Now the middle of the road Democrats officially control the White House and both legislative bodies. We will see what awaits us.   There is also what is commonly referred to as the “fourth estate,” the powers of the press and news media that control the framing of the political narrative and partisan issues. In the past, the media was expected to hold the government accountable by exposing its conflicts of interest that endanger the public, its misdemeanors, and systemic corruption. This too is in decay as the media has been fully captured by corporate interests and now aligns itself politically and ideologically with the new political elite determined to reshape democracy and launch a new reset that will dramatically infringe on individual rights and liberties.   Finally, there is the growing influence of a fourth branch of government, the corpocracy and its private interests. We might also include the US intelligence community that increasingly operates independently from executive and legislative oversight.   Together we can witness this loose cabal of seemingly independent entities, working simultaneously in consortium and in opposition to each other, propelling us towards a future tsunami of greater polarization and immense social disruption.   Earlier generations were not threatened by the telecommunication and technological giants, such as Google, Facebook and Amazon. Clinton's Communications Decency Act of 1996, despite its well-meaning intentions to protect free speech, was otherwise destructively naïve. At that time it was sensible; however, that was before the advent of the social media that now dominates our lives and shapes political discourse. Silicon Valley has become a force far more powerful than the lobbyists on K Street to ensure that corporate Democrats are raised to a position of absolute power. Yet the problem would be equally threatening if it were the corporate and radicalized GOP in power.   The centrist Democratic left, lulled in a passivity that “it can't happen here,” is every bit as dangerous and delusional as the Republican far-right's paranoia over conspiracies squatting behind every nook and cranny. A moderate centrist right no longer exists as it has now exited reality like a herd of lemmings to follow Trump phenomena over a phantasmagoric cliff.   The more important question to contemplate is how this will impact yourself and average citizens. What happens elsewhere around the world can no longer be viewed in isolation. Globalization is perhaps the most holistic phenomena within the matrix of financial capital movements and post-modern social restructuring. China has the means to socially control most of its population, especially in urban areas. On the other hand, China would be unable to succeed in this endeavor without the direct assistance, trade and technological development of Silicon Valley and the private innovators of intelligence and surveillance applied science. China has already launched social scoring, a nefarious means to reward and penalize public activity. If a person protests the lack of personal freedom, democratic values and free speech, his or her social score decreases. And through digital networks, authorities can monitor and identify every Chinese citizen's movements. All of this technology is ready for launch in the US and other developed nations. However, rather than social scoring, it is block chain, the digital database that gathers any information it is programmed for. Block chain has already been employed for almost a decade.    At this moment the federal government and individual states are blindly over-reacting to Covid's health threats, the climate and environment, and the collapse of social cohesion. These threats are eliciting government mandates, such as vaccination. A Biden federal vaccine mandate would overrule individual state laws. The fact that this is being publicly stated should quell many conspiratorial theories. It is part of a more comprehensive and long-term agenda for expanding government social control under the pretense and propaganda of keeping Americans safe under the banner of national security.   New laws are under construction that would redefine hate speech. Censorship of free speech for criticizing official narratives and policies to tackle the pandemic are being enforced. Any criticism towards the failures of the Covid-19 vaccines is redefined as threats to public health. People raising such critiques may eventually find their names on domestic terrorist lists. This scenario is not beyond the imagination. Wikileaks revealed that environmental, animal protection, and human rights groups have been labeled as domestic terrorist organizations. Guilt by association laws, for example buried in Obama's National Defense Authorization Act, are in place. Expanding a law's scope is far easier than erasing it from the books. Consequently, it is not unlikely that these laws may eventually widen to include charges of subversion based solely on the emails you read, the videos you watch or the broadcasts you listen to. This would inevitably lead to the death toll for any residue of integrity in journalism. Silicon Valley's collusion with the government has canceled the voices of some of our best investigative journalists, such as Chris Hedges, Sharyl Attkinsson, Glenn Greenwald, Max Blumenthal and Craig Murray. These are only a few of many examples. The new unstated law is that original investigation must support the official narrative, otherwise it will be prohibited from accessible public view.    We may recall that under the second Bush administration, the justice department created “free speech zones,” fenced off or confined areas where demonstrators were only permitted to exercise their Constitutional rights of free protest and expression. Today we are only several small amendments away before the right to assemble being banned altogether.   Faced with growing condemnation by many nations, the US' hegemony on the world geopolitical arena has waned considerably. Biden's administration and its return to neocon foreign against Russia and China and neoliberal market policies will likely make every effort to regain the dominance it lost during the past four years. What has vanished in the US' former full spectrum dominance over the geopolitical landscape is now being inverted to strengthen federal hegemonic reign over the American population.   Finally, we need to awaken to modern technologies' remarkable sophistication and its certain threats to the health of our societies, and even to our definition of being human. Sadly, this is an industry each of us has been complicit in advancing. Coining a term by one of the planet's most important and forgotten 20th century prophetic voices, the Trappist monk Father Thomas Merton, we are facing a great Unspeakable, a spiritual crisis contributing to the existential vacuity of modern American culture. Few are aware that in his 1964 collection of meditations, Seeds of Destruction, Merton predicted that the civil rights movement would confront a catastrophic impasse and may find itself without leadership. Four years later, Martin Luther King Jr, who Merton had a deep correspondence with, was assassinated. Merton would die suddenly later that same year under very mysterious circumstances in Thailand.   Another way to describe the Unspeakable is criminal Sovereignty, with a capital S, to convey its almost numinous qualities. If alive today, Merton would look upon both the extreme right and left as mere expressions of the meaninglessness of American life manifesting as a turbulent ocean of afflictive emotions and thoughts. Instead of technology serving the needs of humanity, Americans are being increasingly conditioned to willingly bow as slaves to technology. The public, Somerset Maugham warned, “are easily disillusioned then they are angry or it was the illusion they loved.” The Unspeakable's unspoken mantra is: technology must progress regardless of how many people fall destitute, jobless, debt ridden and physically ill with only suicide as a recourse to escape. “American democracy today,” Merton observed over 55 years ago, “is just cheap pressed wood fiber, cardboard and spray paint.” Consequently, the elite sitting in the global control tower view the Great Reset's technological regime as preferable to democracy's kabuki theater. Advanced surveillance, artificial intelligence, intelligent robotics, transhumanism, a 5G internet of everything, genetic engineering, and weather modification should be our guiding avatars. The solutions, he would argue, can no longer be found in civil discourse or the rights of human beings gathering in assembly. For the ruling elite, the masses are blind sheep wandering in search of a shepherd. This is what author Ronald Wright called the “progress trap” – progress' unending efforts to feed technology's hunger to devour natural and human capital, interest free. And the mainstream press and news media, in its' malady of cognitive dissonance, serves as its unreflective cheerleader for our march towards civilizational collapse.    Merton was keenly aware of technology's dangers to social stability. In a 1967 letter he took aim at the “universal myth that technology infallibly makes everything in every way better for everybody. It does not.” However, Merton was by no means a Luddite. “Technology could indeed make a better world for millions of human beings,” he wrote. Yet there remained the nightmare of technology transforming the world into a “more collectivist, cybernated mass culture.” Decades before the first desktop, Merton foresaw a complete fragmentation of the nation's moral and spiritual fabric when people will begin basing all of their political and ethical decisions on computers. Prophetically he wrote to a friend, “just wait until they start philosophizing with computers!” That was 1967. He even foresaw technology becoming a means to elevate the slaves of technology's false self, to satisfy narcissistic appetites for admiration and status. In other words, the woke social media.   “The greatest need of our time,” Merton wrote in his Conjectures of a Guilty Bystander, “is to clean out the enormous mass of mental and emotional rubbish that clutters our minds and makes all political and social life a mass illness. Without this housecleaning we cannot begin to see. Unless we see we cannot think. The purification must begin with the mass media.”   For this reason we urgently need to penetrate the illusions of propaganda and popular falsehoods, across the entire political spectrum as well the self-appointed pontificating Pharisees who are ushering a new socio-economic era where endless technological innovation has precedence over human lives. Despite its newness, it has also been clearly predictable. No doubt, if Orwell were penning his great novel today, the emergence of this new American era we are witnessing would not be fiction.

Vegains DE Podcast
Keine Steuern Zahlen | Thailand Sex Stories

Vegains DE Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Jan 14, 2022 39:07


Lass uns reden #54 00:00 - Intro 01:55 - Wofür ich gerne Steuern zahle 4:48 - Wofür ich nicht gerne Steuern zahle 10:42 - Darum möchte ich keine Steuern zahlen 15:17 - Meine neue Supplement Routine 21:31 - Mein neuer Song "Echt" 31:09 - Daten und Erfahren in Thailand ➖➖➖➖➖➖➖➖➖➖➖➖➖ Rocka Nutrition* (Mit meinen Link erhältst du ein #TeamRocka Exklusive Produkt deiner Wahl): https://www.rockanutrition.de/?pid=25&cid=ilptub54z&aid=75 YouTube Kanal: https://www.youtube.com/VegainsDE Englischer YouTube Kanal: https://www.youtube.com/Vegains Meine Amazon Empfehlungen: amazon.de/shop/vegainsde Website: https://vegansavage.com Mein Vegan Meal Plan App: https://get.vegains-app.com (kann man in den Einstellungen alles auf Deutsch stellen) Meine Transformation & Videos warum ich Vegan lebe: http://bit.ly/VeganPlaylist Instagram Deutsch: https://www.instagram.com/vegainsde/ Hauptkanal: https://www.instagram.com/vegainstrength/ Essen: https://www.instagram.com/vegainsfood/ Englischer Podcast: https://anchor.fm/vegains & Podcast YouTube Kanal ► https://www.youtube.com/vegainspodcast ➖➖➖➖➖➖➖➖➖➖➖➖➖ KoRo* ist mein Grundnahrungsmittel Sponsor (Nussmus, Trockenfrüchte, Soja Crispies etc.) spare 5% mit VEGAINS5: https://www.korodrogerie.de Meine Ausbildung zum Veganen Ernährungsberater* https://ecodemy.de/veganer-ernaehrungsberater-ausbildung-fernstudium/?ref=77 Epidemic Sound* ist wo ich meine Musik herbekomme die ich kommerziell für Social Media benutzen darf. Mit meinem Link könnt ihr es kostenlos testen: http://bit.ly/VegainsEpidemicSound *Ihr bekommt Rabatt und/oder ich erhalte eine Provision wenn ihr meinen Code/Link benutzt. (Werbung)

indubio
Flg.196 – INDUBIO WORLD: Korea, Thailand, Taiwan

indubio

Play Episode Listen Later Jan 13, 2022 44:13


13.01.2022 – Burkhard Müller-Ullrich spricht mit INDUBIO-Hörern in aller Welt. In der ersten Ausgabe dieser neuen Serie geht es nach Fernost. Eine Unternehmerin, ein Sprachlehrer und ein Ingenieur geben Auskunft über ihr Leben in der Nähe von Seoul, Bangkok und Kaohsiung und über die Corona-Maßnahmen in ihren jeweiligen Ländern.

Species Unite
Steven Wise: The Most Important Animal-Rights Case of the 21st Century

Species Unite

Play Episode Listen Later Jan 13, 2022 27:55


“The reason that you should accept our client as having rights is because we're showing what an extraordinary being she is. These beings have mirror self-recognition, they know that they are elephants. In fact, we listed 42 different, highly complex cognitive abilities that elephants have. If you didn't know it was an elephant, you'd think [I was] talking about what a human being does.” - Steven Wise     There is an elephant who lives all by herself in a small enclosure at the Bronx Zoo. Her name is Happy. She arrived at the zoo in 1977, a few years after she'd been kidnapped from the wild in Thailand. The Bronx Zoo claims that Happy is Happy. The best elephant cognition scientist in the world have argued that she's anything but. And most of us regular human beings can see that an isolated elephant in a tiny enclosure is not living a good life. Steven Wise is the founder and president of the Nonhuman Rights Project. In 2018, the Nonhuman Rights Project brought a petition for writ of habeas corpus on Happy's behalf. Habeas corpus is a common law right that protects against unlawful and indefinite imprisonment. In Happy's case, the NhRP are seeking recognition of her fundamental right to bodily liberty and transfer to an elephant sanctuary. Last spring, the New York court of appeals, the highest court in the state of New York, agreed to hear Happy's case. This is the first time in history that the highest court of any English-speaking jurisdiction will hear a habeas corpus case brought on behalf of someone other than a human being. In a story for the Atlantic, Jill Lepore called Happy's case, “the most important animal-rights case of the 21st Century.” Steven Wise has been working toward this since 1980. LINKS: The Nonhuman Rights Project  https://www.nonhumanrights.org/ Instagram  https://www.instagram.com/nonhuman.rights.project/ Twitter  https://twitter.com/nonhumanrights FB  https://www.facebook.com/NonhumanRights Steven's TED Talk   https://www.ted.com/speakers/steven_wise

Southpaw
Fight Study 113 – Hard Bones w/ Madelyn Mae

Southpaw

Play Episode Listen Later Jan 13, 2022 98:39


On this Fight Study, we speak to martial artist, writer, activist, and former academic Madelyn Mae about unprocessed childhood trauma and protests, the relationship between edginess-angst-harm, being a product of your environment, evolving your politics as you learn and grow, how to promote healing in radical spaces, martial arts and reclaiming the body, training muay Thai, and the exploitation of Thailand by Westerners. We can't continue to produce important episodes like this one without your solidarity. There is no Southpaw network without your financial support. In return, not only do you help produce our shows but you also get access to more great content. It's mutual aid. Find our Patreon, swag, and other ways to support us at: https://www.southpawpod.com Find Madelyn and "Hard Bones" at: https://endnotesforendtimes.com The History of Thai Pro-Democracy Movements: https://endnotesforendtimes.com/2020/11/25/history-of-the-thai-pro-democracy-movement/ You can find Southpaw on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram: @SouthpawPod

The Faster Than Normal Podcast: ADD | ADHD | Health
Careers in Commodities and Real Estate Ventures Fueled by ADHD w/ Bill Hamlin

The Faster Than Normal Podcast: ADD | ADHD | Health

Play Episode Listen Later Jan 12, 2022 20:31


Today we learn how his daughter's ADHD diagnosis led to a better understanding of his own superpower, and how his ADHD has been serving him for many, many years. His bio is below. Enjoy! In this episode Peter and Bill Hamlin discuss:   2:14 - Intro and welcome Bill Hamlin! 4:45- So, how were you able to hyper-focus with all that financial responsibility? 6:56- Stock trading and related chaos.. those are places where the faster brain really thrives? 7:23- Was there something about the pits that gave you a sense of Zen, or sort of a quiet hum? 8:50- So then how did you train yourself to come up for air and get out of hyperfocus? 9:56- Tell me about how ADHD affects your personal life and the different tools you use to keep that part of you solid too? 12:11- Ref: Delivered from Distraction Peter's interview with Dr. Ned Hallowell 13:47- ADHD and addiction are very close to each other. Did you have a similar situation? 16:32- What do you wish you'd known back then that you know now about your ADHD and about sort of the way you've lived? 18:50- How can people find more about your reach out to you if they have any questions or if they want to share, if you're willing to give us some info on how to get to you? Mr. William Hamlin on LinkedIN 19:19 - Thank you Bill! Guys, as always, we are here for you and we love the responses and the notes that we get from you; so please continue to do that! Tell us who you want to hear on the podcast, anything at all; we'd love to know.  Leave us a review on any of the places you get your podcasts, and if you ever need our help I'm www.petershankman.com and you can reach out anytime via peter@shankman.com or @petershankman on all of the socials. You can also find us at @FasterNormal on all of the socials. It really helps when you drop us a review on iTunes and of course, subscribe to the podcast if you haven't already! As you know, the more reviews we get, the more people we can reach. Help us to show the world that ADHD is a gift, not a curse!  19:46 - Faster Than Normal Podcast info & credits — Bill Hamlen was born in Schenectady, NY and raised in Bernardsville, NJ where he attended Bernards High School.  After graduating from Dartmouth College in 1984, Bill joined Drexel Burnham's commodity division.  While at Drexel, Bill worked in various areas including the international order desk as well as many different “pits” including all of the metals, softs, and oil pits.  He eventually landed a permanent position on the oil desk that included a year in Singapore where petroleum derivatives were just developing. After leaving Drexel in 1990, Bill worked at Rafferty Associates and United Energy brokering various energy derivatives.  In 2001, Bill joined Westport Petroleum, Inc. in their Singapore and London offices where he started a clean product trading desk specializing in the international arbitrage of jet fuel, gasoil, various grades of gasoline, and alkylates.  In 2005 he moved over to Westport's heavy fuel oil desk in Singapore and specialized in the international arbitrage of heavy crudes and fuel oil.  In 2007, Bill joined Vitol Singapore's heavy fuel oil desk and worked there until his retirement in 2015.  While at Westport and later Vitol, he sourced heavy streams in the USGC, Mexico, Venezuelan, Ecuador, Colombia, Russian, Bulgaria, The Middle East, Iraq, India, Australia, South Korea, Taiwan, Indonesian, Thailand, and Malaysia among others.  He also supplied blended fuel to ships in Singapore as well as power plants throughout Asia and the Middle East including India, Pakistan, East Africa, South Korea, Japan, Taiwan, China, and Vietnam as well as many other smaller destinations.  He also managed the complex hedging activities necessitated by all of these physical movements.  After leaving Vitol, Bill and his wife began a second career as real estate investors via their privately held Leeward Holdings with properties on Nantucket and in Hanover, NH. Bill was married in 1996 and has two daughters and the family currently lives in Hanover, NH.  Among other achievements, he is an Eagle Scout, a PADI certified diver, and completed a NOLS course as a teenager.  He has extensive open water sailing experience having participated on multiple voyages in the Caribbean and Pacific.  He is also the Chair of Planned Giving for the Class of '84 at Dartmouth, the VP for the Association of Planned Giving Chairs at Dartmouth, and has served many other volunteer roles at the College. Even his abridged bio is incredible!!  -- TRANSCRIPT:  — I want to thank you for listening and for subscribing to Faster Than Normal! I also want to tell you that if you're listening to this one, you probably listened to other episodes as well. Because of you all, we are the number one ADHD podcast on the internet!! And if you like us, you can sponsor an episode! Head over to https://rally.io/creator/SHANK/ It is a lot cheaper than you think. You'll reach... about 25k to 30,000 people in an episode and get your name out there, get your brand out there, your company out there, or just say thanks for all the interviews! We've brought you over 230 interviews of CEOs, celebrities, musicians, all kinds of rock stars all around the world from Tony Robbins, Seth Godin, Keith Krach from DocuSign, Danny Meyer, we've had Rachel Cotton, we've had  the band Shinedown, right? Tons and tons of interviews, and we keep bringing in new ones every week so head over to https://rally.io/creator/SHANK/ make it yours, we'd love to have you, thanks so much for listening!  Now to this week's episode, we hope you enjoy it! — Hey everyone! My name is Peter Shankman. You are listening to Faster Than Normal. We have taken a hiatus. This is our first episode back in about a month and a half. It was a good holiday season. It was fun COVID times now. And, but we're back it's it's early January. Daughter's homeschooling again. And we are thrilled to be back with all new episodes. We have some incredible episodes that we've already recorded coming down the pike. You're going to be very, very happy with what you hear in the new year. So I hope you guys are safe and well and vaccinated. And I want to introduce Bill.  So Bill reached out to me after his daughter was diagnosed with ADHD in 2016 and he was based in Singapore and sure enough, I happened to be in Singapore right around that time for keynote. We weren't able to get together, but we did stay in touch and I found Bill's backstory and bio very, very fascinating. So I want to share it with you guys. Bill was born in Schenectady, New York and raised in New Jersey. He attended high school and Dartmouth. He joined a company in 84 called Drexel Burnham. I don't know if you, for those who are young and don't remember Drexel Burnham, Drexel Burnham was, um, one of the old school financial firms-the, I think the joke around that, around early nineties when things started to go south was that if Merrill Lynch and Drexel Burnham merge, would we call the company Lynch and Burnham. But I remember Drexel from the day and he worked in various and Bill worked in various areas there, including the international order desk, as well as many of the different pits, including all the metals softs and oil pits, and if you watched Wall Street And you see how crazy they get when they're trying to sell a stock or buys or whatever. Imagine that. 400 times the speed. He wound up eventually in the oil desk, he wound up in Singapore. He's got a bunch of stuff. He since reinvented his life, he started a second career along with his wife as real estate investors, um, in Nantucket and it Hanover New Hampshire, but keep in mind, he's ADHD. Because of that, obviously he couldn't just do one thing. He's an Eagle scout. He's a PATO certified diver. He's completed a NOLS course. He has extensive open water sailing experiences. He's competed multiple voyages in the Caribbean and Pacific. He's also chair of planned giving to the class of 84 Dartmouth, the VP of association, giving care to Dartmouth in addition to many other volunteer roles. Bill welcome. And you sound as crazy as I am. So it's great to have you.  Thank you, Peter. It's funny. My wife jokes that I over-schedule myself. And I always say, well, I just schedule to my maximum ability, and then you come to me with extra things to do and that's when I get over tasked.  Exactly. And I'm sure that goes very well. I'm sure that goes over very well when, when you explained to her that. One of the things that I find fascinating; you work the trading desks, right. And I mean, you started, uh, you know, after you left Drexel, you, you, you joined Westport Petroleum and then the second point trading in London offices, you started a clean product trading desk there, especially as in the international arbitrage of jet fuel gas, oil barrier, spades, gasoline, and alkalines basically, you were doing stuff where if you fell off.. we're talking millions or billions of dollars wiped off the balance sheet in half a second. So what I'd love to know, and I'm just gonna dive right into this. How were you able to, I mean, I know hyper-focus is a thing for people like us, but that would scare the living crap out of me. How were you able to hyper-focus that well? Um, it's funny. I would almost put it in the, oh, I w I would reverse that, that when I first got into commodities, everything suddenly made sense. It was like a, the Rubik's cube pieces fell into place. The what, what to some people looks like total chaos to me was order. And the sitting on a desk with a bunch of phones ringing South Paulo, Brazil would call Hong Kong would call and you have to place orders and all the various pits. It was easy to me. In fact, that was fun. It was like a big game. So I always feel like I never worked a day in my life. All I did was basically play games. The games happened to be commodities and, but it was making order out of chaos. That just seemed. Um, soothing in a way. And so what from the outside looked stressful to me seemed like fun, like a big game, really. And then going down to the floor, the, you know, I was kind of in a commodity training program. So I worked in every pit learned about every, you know, orange juice, cotton. Someone was out, you'd have to go over there, then go to the gold pit. And you know, all that chaos was, it was just a big game. Uh, to me at least, or it seemed like a big game and the game was to make as much money as possible. Um, at that point though, it was just clerking. I wasn't trading and, um, it, you know, but I basically found my home and I, and I think in fact, if you go to a lot of, you know, wall street companies or commodity companies, and you look at the trading desk, you'll see a bunch of guys with ADHD. Uh, a couple of sociopaths, maybe a psychopath and a, and a bunch of engineers kind of keeping it all together, but there's a huge concentration of people with ADHD in commodities. And, um, it's, it's not a given, but you, you could see them. It's just clear as daylight.  So it's one of those places where the faster brain really thrives? Oh, absolutely. In fact, it's funny a couple of years ago, um, I have a, uh, former colleague, he went to Duke really, really played lacrosse there. Um, and I was joking. I asked him about ADHD and he looked at me like, I'm an idiot. Like, of course I am, I mean, that, that's how accepted and common it was. Um, yeah. And so there's a lot of people that, that seem to gravitate, um, to that type of chaos and that, and find it, find harmony there.  I'm curious as to, how do I phrase this? When, when I get into a zone, when I'm doing something that I truly love, let's say I'm on a plane to Asia and I'm writing, I'm writing a book or something like that. I get into a zone and I just sort of have. I guess the best way to put it is this quiet hum in my head, that is my call it my hyper-focus hum. Right? And it just, no matter what chaos is happening, no matter whether there's turbulence or whether the flight attendants come over with food or whatever, the case may be, two people are fighting behind me; it doesn't matter that hum is keeping me Zen and focused. Did you find that the same thing? Was there something about the pits that gave you that same sort of hum for lack of a better word? Well, I would, I get what you're saying, but it's funny in more realistic terms when I was in Singapore, I'd be on the desk in a conversation, looking at a spreadsheet, you know, maybe calculating what something's worth, but on the phone at the same time, talking to someone I'd look up. And it was, you know, 10:20, and there was no one else in the desk because we had a meeting scheduled at 10. I would not even notice everyone could leave the room, I'd be there. And then I w- but it didn't just happen once, you know, it would happen over and over and over again. And I, I had to really work hard. To, to get out of that. Hyper-focus but I know exactly what you mean.  Well, what it's, here's an interesting question. What did you do? What did you, how did you train yourself? Did you involve other people? Did you say, Hey, when you're going into a meeting, you know, reach out to me, what did you do to get people into that? To, to, to, to get yourself, you know, helping with that?  Well, I can tell you, it is funny. Like when I was on the phone, if I was sitting at my desk, I'd get bored. Um, so I would stand up and pace around the office in giant circles. Um, just to keep my brain focused. That's just how my head works. If I'm sitting at a desk and not doing something else at the same time, I kind of get bored. So I, um, so I came up with little tools okay. Based around the office and I would have a more meaningful conversation. In order to make the meeting, I would just schedule reminders that, I schedule reminders for everything. I'm a big list kind of guy. Um, I have lists for everything and those lists I create helped me, um, you know, keep order.  Yep. Tell me about your personal life. So, so your, uh, ADHD is obviously very, very beneficial for you in this regard. Tell me about how it affects your personal life and what, what sort of changes or, uh, different things you've had to do to get there.  Well, the it's hard to go there without telling kind of the backstory of my kind of discovery. And it has a lot to do with our daughter, who, um, at a certain age, in fact, this is what gets me angry about ADHD. And this is one of the reasons why I reached out; because her journey and my journey, um, it's a very typical situation I think. She was in seventh grade. Um, and we got called to school. This is UWC in Singapore. Um, and to give an idea, the level of understanding of ADHD in Singapore is there are about 25 to 40 years behind where we are here.  I actually interviewed this doctor, on the podcast, a psychologist, the podcast from Singapore and she said, exactly the same thing.  Oh, yeah. It's like stepping back in time, in fact, so, okay. So w we go into, um, we find out that she's struggling in math, she's just above the red line. They wanted to put her in learning support. And I fought back the vehemently because I believe that once she got into learning support, she would never get out. It's like a black hole and. So we had her tested independently and guess what? She's very, her processing speed was off the charts. Um, in fact, at one point we had her tested again for something else. And the, the woman that did the test said, I've been doing this for 20 years. I probably test 15 to 20 kids a year and she's the first one that has ever completed one of the sections. And so, and we started, so my wife and I, we looked back and it at her school in second grade, they said, we think maybe she has an eyesight issue. She needs glasses. So we had her eyesight tested, we're scratching our heads. And, um, anyway, fast forward, she, um, she started on Conserta Yup. That's my drug of choice also.  Right. Okay. Then we read, um, uh, uh, uh, Dr. Ned Hallowell's book, um, Delivered from Distraction. Yes. And we started listening to podcasts and everything kind of fell in place. In fact, I forgot one key part of this. Is that, um, we had her tested and at the same time, my wife was reading the diagnosis of someone else that had ADHD and she's reading it and she's like, oh my God, that's our daughter. And that's when everything kind of fell in place. So it was kind of a combination of both the testing and, um, Yeah. And the reading diagnosis of someone else with ADHD. So at that point, I began to look back at my life and realize, huh, I like chaos at my own little Rubik's cube. All the pieces fell into place and I began to realize all the things I've been doing to cope. You know, I get up, I run in the morning in central park, when I lived in New York, I'd have coffee, I'd do all these different things. I needed to work out just to be able to see straight and, um, You know, so I began to see all the commonalities of the, um, Of the things I did to deal with it, and I guess it, um, and then I looked back at my career that, you know, for me, I liked playing games. I like eating good food. I like drinking good booze and commodity trading kind of combines all those things that I enjoy. And so, like I said, I never felt like I worked a day in my life. It was all kind of a big fun game to me. Um, so it was kind of perfect for someone who has ADHD.  Let me ask the question. Um, it's it's you're you touched an interesting point. It's one of those industries where, you know, you work hard, but you also play hard. Right? I mean, I know just, just my, uh, my, um, uh, financial adviser, right. Once a year, he takes me out to dinner. He shows me how my portfolio is doing and, and, you know, five drinks in right? He doesn't..you know it's not that we're going out to drink- you treat the client well, right, in any, in any sort of financial industry. So did that affect you at all? Did you, I mean, I know that I have a very precarious relationship with alcohol and a lot of that is connected to ADHD. ADHD and addiction are very close to each other. Did you have a similar situation?  Yes, that would be, you know, I probably, um, well.. It depends in New York one, doesn't really go out to lunch really. Um, in Singapore, in, in London, it's kind of a different story. So, and it is very much, um, well, I should say, if you look at say the, the world of oil trading, it's a giant fraternity and it's a giant fraternity, um, of people that know each other and entertainment plays a big role in, in that industry. So you work very hard all day and you go out and celebrate at night. Um, and yeah, it, um, it plays a big role. Yeah.  It never, it never affected you the point where you're like, okay, I probably shouldn't do this or I should cut back on anything that that?  Um, well, for me, I can tell you, it was very clear when I was in my early fifties, I began to feel, um, diminished resilience. And that was really more a function of the stress, um, that, you know, without going too deep into it, sometimes when you have huge positions, um, you walk in and you ready to have a heart attack. And for the first up until my early fifties, I suppose if I had a superpower, it was the ability to endure enormous amounts of stress without thinking about it and I began to feel that that resilience diminishing, and that was my body speaking to me and saying, Hey, it's time to slow down. So for me, the signal was more about stress and less about other things. Um, I also, as I said, always would get up and need to workout first thing in the morning or at lunch. And I think that. Um, I think that the French have an expression to drink enough water with your wine and need enough salad with your foie gras, you know, working out, um, was always a way to balance out that aspect of you know, of my life.  That's very smart. So tell us last steps. What do you wish you'd known back then that you know now about your ADHD and about sort of the way you've lived? That's a good question. Um, what do I wish I'd known before? Well, I think the, maybe I would turn that around a little bit and, and, and say that, um, I've heard that expression; it's like a Maserati engine with a bicycle brakes. And I think the understanding that ADHD can be a superpower was a transformational concept for me and for my daughter, but maybe more for young people. And I recently have had a friend whose son was diagnosed with ADHD and from the questionings, the line of questions he was asking, and from the tone in his voice, I got this sense that he'd been given some negative messaging from the school. And I thought, how tragic that was that, you know, it can be. And I, and I understand there's the, you know, there's a full spectrum for me. And I think in our family, a high processing speed is, is a part of it with less of the maybe other hyperactive issues. Right. And so we're able to harness that superpower and I get that it it's diff you know, everyone's a little bit different and that there are more difficult challenges that some people face but I think the understanding that, um, ADHD really can be a superpower is such a powerful message. And in understanding that figuring out how to channel that energy into the right direction, I think I was simply lucky to find something where I was able to channel it appropriately. Um, I don't think my knowing that I had ADHD would have helped me find.. I kind of stumbled into something that I loved And, but I think that, um, I think the, you know, to understand that people with ADHD have a superpower and it's important to try to find things in life well, ways to, to live with it, but also ways to channel it. Um, I think is the, is a message that, you know, I'd like to share because for me it was, it was a superpower. Yeah, I love that. What a great way to when it end., um, Bill, I really appreciate that. How can people find more about your reach out to you if they have any questions or if they want to share, if you're willing to give us some info on how to get to you? I'm on LinkedIn. That's probably the easiest. Sounds good. And we'll put that, we'll put that link in the, in the show notes. Uh, it's under William Paul Hamlin. [actually under Mr. William Hamlin] Thank you so much for taking the time. I really, really appreciate it. You're our first interview of the year and it was definitely a good one. We'd love to have you back in several months as well to tell us what else you're working on. Alright Peter, thanks, Happy New Year!  Thanks again guys. As always, you were listening to Faster Than Normal. We love that you're here. Welcome back! This is going to be a really great year. We have a lot of new things coming up. I'll tell you right now we have some open space; you want to be on the podcast; you think you have an interesting story? Let us know what it is! I'm sure if you, if it's interesting to us, it's interesting to other people out there and you can help tell that story and share the ADHD is a gift, not a curse. We've been saying that since day one, we'll see you next week. Stay safe, stay healthy. Wear a mask. — Credits: You've been listening to the Faster Than Normal podcast. We're available on iTunes, Stitcher and Google play and of course at www.FasterThanNormal.com I'm your host, Peter Shankman and you can find me at petershankman.com and @petershankman on all of the socials. If you like what you've heard, why not head over to your favorite podcast platform of choice and leave us a review, come more people who leave positive reviews, the more the podcast has shown, and the more people we can help understand that ADHD is a gift, not a curse. Opening and closing themes were composed and produced by Steven Byrom who also produces this podcast, and the opening introduction was recorded by Bernie Wagenblast. Thank you so much for listening. We'll see you next week. 

Outspoken Beauty
Bryony and Nicola - The Speakmans Help Bryony, Swearing To Impress and Bountiful Beauty

Outspoken Beauty

Play Episode Listen Later Jan 11, 2022 43:00


The delectable Bryony Blake is back from Thailand and joins me for another of our episodes. This week we're talking Covid testing Thailand style, overcoming Bryony's fear of heights, why Bryony is cooler than me and why she'll will soon be touching David Walliam's face.We also have our usual six beauty recommendations with this week's picks covering everything from a beauty balm with guaranteed glow, an addictive body moisturiser and an almond shower oil that cocoons your skin in the most delightful way.

The Bangkok Podcast | Conversations on Life in Thailand's Buzzing Capital
Anger, Anxiety & Death: How Buddhism Deals with the Big Issues [S5.E43]

The Bangkok Podcast | Conversations on Life in Thailand's Buzzing Capital

Play Episode Listen Later Jan 11, 2022 50:31


Greg interviews Phra Pandit, the resident Bangkok Podcast expert on all things Buddhism, about negative emotions such as anxiety and anger and how Buddhism deals with them. Displaying his deep knowledge of Western psychology, Phra Pandit begins first by discussing the Freudian approach to anxiety, which separates out reasonable negative emotions from neuroticism, which is defined as anxiety that is irrational or inappropriate given the context.  Greg brings up the sometimes casual attitude that Thais seem to have towards death, and Phra Pandit explains that the Buddha taught his followers to contemplate death and even encouraged monks to meditate in cemeteries and in close proximity to corpses. By addressing the issue of our physical death so directly, Buddhism aims to give us perspective on day to day annoyances, such as getting coffee that's lukewarm instead of hot. :) The old friends continue with a wide ranging discussion of the differences between how westerners and Thais deal with traumatic events and negative emotions, and Phra Pandit weaves his general knowledge of human psychology in with his very deep and specific knowledge of Thai culture and Buddhism. Don't forget that Patrons get the ad-free version of the show as well as swag and other perks. And we'll keep our Facebook, Twitter, and LINE accounts active so you can send us comments, questions, or whatever you want to share.

One Simple Shift
172 I Expanding your capacity for things to be really freaking good in life and business with Amanda Joyce Weber

One Simple Shift

Play Episode Listen Later Jan 11, 2022 44:20


It's the episode you've been waiting for! I'm giving you tons of juicy details from my month of travel to Thailand and the Maldives with my hubby. Plus, I'm filling you in on what this looked like for my business (it isn't what you think!), what I think made this possible, and how you can use this as evidence that you can create more of what YOU want in life and business. I do a deep dive on upper limits, what that even is, and how to expand your own capacity for things to be really freaking good in life and business. This episode is going to help you lean into the belief that the better it gets, the better it gets—and help you to shift your mindset around the amount of abundance, success, and love that is available to you always. Check out the show notes here: https://amandajoyceweber.com/one-simple-shift-all-episodes/172-amanda-joyce-weber Learn more about Future You Coaching here: https://amandajoyceweber.com/future-you Book your free 30-minute Clarity Call here: https://amandajoyceweber.com/claritycall

The Rice Stuff
#37 Aromatic Rice Imports: Threat or Opportunity

The Rice Stuff

Play Episode Listen Later Jan 11, 2022 40:51


Rice imports into the U.S. have been rising for years, driven primarily by jasmine from Thailand and basmati from India. Both premium varieties are grown in the U.S., but have the imports captured consumers' imaginations? CoBank Lead Economist Tanner Ehmke and First Grain's Milo Hamilton stop by to discuss their recent report, “Fragrant Rice: Opportunity or Threat for the U.S. Rice Industry?” Michael and Lesley ask them to unpack their findings and discuss the nature of optimism and pessimism. Hosted by: Michael Klein and Lesley Dixon

KQED’s Forum
Rick Stanton Recalls Daring Thai Cave Rescue in 'Aquanaut'

KQED’s Forum

Play Episode Listen Later Jan 10, 2022 55:28


In June 2018, a dozen young soccer players and their coach became trapped more than two miles inside the Tham Luang Cave in northern Thailand, as a sudden monsoon swept into the region and inundated the underground passages. The world watched transfixed for weeks as rescuers located the boys, brought them supplies and engineered a way to bring them to safety. Cave diver Rick Stanton was among those leading the effort and he joins us to talk about the rescue, the rarefied world of underwater cave diving and his new book "Aquanaut."

Echo der Zeit
Ukraine-Verhandlungen in Genf

Echo der Zeit

Play Episode Listen Later Jan 10, 2022 40:10


In Genf treffen sich heute die Vize-Aussenminister Russlands und der USA, um erneut in der Ukraine-Frage zu verhandeln. Die Ausgangslage ist denkbar schwierig: Die Russen wollen keine weitere NATO-Ausdehnung nach Osten, die Amerikaner fordern Bündnisfreiheit und Deeskalation. Weitere Themen: (01:07) Ukraine-Verhandlungen in Genf (11:23) Niederlande: Mark Ruttes Hypothek zum Neustart (20:21) Pro und Contra zur Abstimmung über die Stempelsteuer (26:13) Deutschland: Ist das Budget verfassungskonform? (31:27) So hat sich Thailand aus dem Opiumgeschäft verabschiedet

Creedal Catholic
E97 The Persecuted: Christians in Muslim Lands w/Casey Chalk

Creedal Catholic

Play Episode Listen Later Jan 10, 2022 31:58


Today on the show, author Casey Chalk joins me to talk about his new book "The Persecuted: True Stories of Courageous Christians Living Their Faith in Muslim Lands." We talk about the harrowing true stories that Casey learned while living in Thailand, and how Christians today can help our brothers and sisters who experience persecution today. To buy Casey's book, head to: https://www.sophiainstitute.com/products/item/the-persecuted To read more of Casey's work, head to: https://www.caseychalk.com/

Generative Energy Podcast
#77: Moving to Mexico | Preparedness | Useful Blood Tests | Dosing Thyroid | Note Organization with Danny Roddy

Generative Energy Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Jan 9, 2022 66:49


00:00 - Intro, reflecting on 2021, mission statement, note organization, preparedness 06:25 - Question: certain foods for different times of the day? 07:17 - Question: do you do any type of stimulating art at the moment? 08:18 - Question: best natural hair growth story? 08:56 - Question: food combining? Is fat useful for a person with poor liver function? 11:20 - Question: problems with sour or tart orange juice? Does it influence a person's mood? 12:07 - Question: is nail-biting a sign of stress? 13:15 - Question: what is the safest soap? 14:06 - Question: challenges with my new living location 15:28 - Question: what is worth focusing on in life if your metabolism is good? "Our job, in our own culture, is to open whatever is closed, to generate possibilities by working on what has been neglected.” — Mind and Tissue by Raymond Peat (1985) 16:27 - Question: have you thought more about the brain's relationship to baldness? 17:35 - Question: cynomel (T3) troubleshooting 20:02 - Question: does eating sugar cause advanced glycation end products (AGEs)? The liberation of fatty acids as a "fundamental response to stress" 22:07 - Question: what cofactors are needed when starting cynomel (T3)? Liver, oysters, eggs 24:05 - Question: can you describe your relationship with Ray Peat? 26:40 - Question: what causes vertical ridges on nails? 27:01 - Question: why don't you want a waifu? 28:15 - Question: what are the signs of taking too much thyroid? Breathlessness, loose stools, nervousness, insomnia 29:04 - Question: topical T3 vs. oral T3 30:08 - Question: what's order should health problems be approached? 31:39 - Question: what are your thoughts on androsterone? 31:44 - Question: what's the best source of calcium if you can't use milk or cheese? 33:29 - Question: thoughts on dry skin? 33:56 - Question: thoughts on progesterone for men? Metabolic stress when the "youth-associated" steroids become deficient due to hypothyroidism 36:23 - Question: protecting a person's wealth in case of a cyber attack? Precious metals, bitcoin 37:30 - Question: how do you know if cynomel (T3) is working? 39:06 - Question: implications of hearing your heartbeat at night? 39:33 - Question: what blood tests do you think are the most useful? 41:30 - Question: what makes you confident about Mexico as a refuge for future calamities? 43:48 - Question: no response to antibiotics for a chronically stuffed-up nose? 45:06 - Question: feeling better on thyroid, but high blood levels of T3 and T4? 45:47 - Question: best way to improve temperature? 46:03 - Question: how to transition away from keto? Is it good now to have an appetite? 47:48 - Question: where do you get food in Mexico? 48:10 - Question: what were the obstacles you faced when you moved to Mexico? 50:49 - Question: what does your average day look like? 53:02 - Question: what was your experience doing muay Thai in Thailand? 55:04 - Question: how do you cope with the stress of loneliness? 56:12 - Question: what's air pollution like in Mexico? 56:58 - Question: supplies for the impending collapse of society? 58:37 - Question: thoughts on tyromix? Have you tried a 1:2 ratio of T3:T4? 58:50 - Question: how to balance thyroid with vitamin A? 01:01:13 - Question: SIBO symptoms? 01:01:55 - Question: what streaming software/hardware and camera do you use? 01:03:14 - Question: what is your theology? 01:03:45 - Question: when will memberships open up on your Patreon? 01:04:31 - Question: carrot salad causing constipation? Is using T4 only safe?

From Our Own Correspondent Podcast
Uncovering China's Internet Trolls

From Our Own Correspondent Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Jan 8, 2022 28:52


Plenty of journalists have had the experience of being “trolled” – attacked on social media for what they have written or said, often in terms which can be both offensive and sometimes frightening. Tessa Wong was trolled after reporting on China, but rather than simply accepting the abuse, she tried to find out why so many people had launched these attacks. What she found was that some of them were not the spontaneous outbursts of outraged citizens which they might have appeared. Rather it seems that key social media political influencers are being encouraged in their work by the Chinese authorities. It should have been a fairly straight-forward task for our reporter in the Seychelles, Patrick Muirhead. A financial scandal has hit the island nation, and various high profile people have been accused of taking money intended for its citizens. Patrick was in court to cover the proceedings, and was also offered the chance to interview the Seychelles' President about the affair. However, this is a small country, and he was on first name terms with both the President, and with some of those in the dock. He admits, it was quite a challenge to report on the story with detachment. 2022 has started with some speculating that this could be the year in which Covid is beaten – not that the virus will disappear completely, but that it might become endemic, and certainly not killing people on anything like the scale seen so far. Yet even if by some miracle the Coronavirus were to vanish altogether, the effects of these past two years will be with us for a long time. In Peru, for example, tens of thousands of children have lost parents to Covid, and this in a country which already suffers from widespread poverty. As Jane Chambers explains, the death of a family breadwinner can leave children facing terrible hardship, along with the grief. Meeting a rebel leader can be difficult at the best of times, but particularly so if that leader is under arrest. Joshua Craze, was on the trail of General Simon Gatwich, from one of the factions which has been fighting in South Sudan. The country broke away from Sudan following a long battle for independence, but then itself split into different factions. Although a peace agreement has been reached, it's considered a fragile one. General Gatwich headed north, to Sudan itself, so Joshua Craze tried to find out what exactly he was up to there. History has seen many symbolic acts of resistance: banging saucepans, for example, was an expression of rebellion in revolutionary France, and was more recently taken up by protestors in Latin America. Pro-democracy campaigners in Thailand and Myanmar, meanwhile, have taken to given a three finger salute, taken from the film, The Hunger Games. But there is another historical act of rebellion which might have passed you by: eating cake. That is what people in Denmark did for more than a century, as Amy Guttman explains.

Something to Wrestle with Bruce Prichard
Episode 305: Chris Masters

Something to Wrestle with Bruce Prichard

Play Episode Listen Later Jan 7, 2022 104:47


On this episode of Something To Wrestle, Bruce and Conrad profile the career of "The Masterpiece" Chris Masters, who turns 39 later this week! The guys discuss training with Rick Bassman, signing with WWE in 2003, OVW, Raw vignettes, the "Master Lock", Bobby Lashley, and much more! GOLIATH LIFE - GoliathLife.com streamlines the life insurance purchase process by allowing you to get quotes from more than twenty carriers all at the same time and at the same place: GoliathLife.com. SAVE WITH CONRAD.COM - If you have credit card debt or in a 30 year loan? Well, we can help you get out of that pinch and save money at the same time! Head over to SaveWithConrad.com for a quick quote.  SUPER SPECIOLA - Super Speciosa has only one ingredient – pure kratom leaf. Kratom is all-natural herb related to the coffee plant that has been used in Thailand for centuries. Try kratom now and get 20% off. Go to GetSuperLeaf.com/ WRESTLE and get 20% off with promo code WRESTLE.  FUZZY - Fuzzy is offering our listeners a FREE 7-Day Trial plus $20 off your first purchase of vet-recommended pet meds, supplements, treatments and more. Go to YourFuzzy.com and use PROMO CODE WRESTLE to get started. KEEPS - If your ready to take ACTION and prevent hair loss, go to KEEPS.com/WRESTLE to receive your first month of treatment for FREE! MAGIC SPOON - Go to MagicSpoon.com to grab a variety pack and try it today! Use promo code WRESTLE at checkout to get free shipping. GEICO - Do you own or rent your home? Sure you do! And it's hard work. But you know what's easy? Bundling with GEICO. Go to GEICO.com, get a quote, and see how much YOU could save. It's GEICO-easy!  LIGHTSTREAM - The online application is so easy – you can apply right from your phone! The ONLY way to get this discount is to go to LIGHTSTREAM.com/WRESTLE Subject to credit approval. Rate includes 0.50% AutoPay discount.  LUCY - LUCY Nicotine is a company founded by former smokers looking for a better and cleaner nicotine alternative. Finally, tobacco alternatives that don't suck. Try LUCY today and get 20% your order! Go to WWW.LUCY.CO and use promo code: WRESTLE ROCK AUTO - Rock Auto is a family business, serving auto parts customers online for 20 years. Go to RockAuto.com to shop for auto and body parts from hundreds of manufacturers. Type WRESTLE in their “How did you hear about us?” box so they know we sent you.  ERIC & JEFF LIVE - For the first time ever, WWE Hall of Famers Eric Bischoff and Jeff Jarrett will do a podcast SUPER SHOW together on stage to bring you stories they can't share on the podcast! Hear the stories they can't tell on the air and better yet - ASK THEM ANYTHING YOU WANT! Is Jeff starting a promotion? What does Eric REALLY think of AEW? Is Jeff even on speaking terms with Dixie? Buckle up, this is going to be fun! VIP Guests will get early access to claim the best seats in the house, a special piece of swag you can't buy anywhere else, pictures with both guys, an autographed 8x10, plus both guys will sign any item of your choosing! The VIP Meet and Greet starts at 2:00 PM and will finish before the main show begins at 3:00 PM. * DOORS FOR VIP OPEN AT 2:00 PM * DOORS FOR GA OPEN at 2:45 PM * SHOWTIME is 3:00PM - 5:00PM Concessions, including alcohol, will be available. The Royal Rumble event starts at 6:30 PM (per Ticketmaster) and is just 2.4 miles away from the historic South Broadway Athletic Club in St. Louis! So attendees will have 90 minutes to travel just 2.4 miles before the pre-show starts. TIX AVAILABLE NOW AT www.JeffAndEricLive.com Bruce joins Conrad's four other host at www.ADFREESHOWS.com, the largest collection of wrestling legends on one channel. If you want to promote your business on Something To Wrestle with Bruce Prichard it's easy! Fill out a quick form telling us about your business and what you'd like to do over at www.AdvertiseWithConrad.com

Vegains Podcast
Life in Thailand, Sugar & Investing with Vegan Footsoldier

Vegains Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Jan 7, 2022 63:18


Vegan Footsoldier and I talk about Life in Thailand right now during C in 2022, high carb low fat and sugar cult, why the mask, investments and many more exciting things, super vibey real talk, enjoy :) Vegan Footsoldier: https://www.youtube.com/c/VeganFootsoldier/featured 00:00 - Intro and vegan food in Chiang Mai 9:20 - Investments and Moneymaking 06:03 - Why he hides his face 25:30 - What happened to the sugar cult documentary? 17:00 - Will he show himself on social media? 27:35 - Dealing with hate 30:05 - How he came up with the mask 32:33 - What his highest excitements are 39:51 - Thailand and language talk 47:14 - Thailand during Covid 56:12 - Travel plans within Thailand 1:00:50 - His favorite fruits at the moment ➖➖➖➖➖➖➖➖➖➖➖➖➖ Website ► https://www.vegansavage.com My Transformation & why I'm Vegan ► http://bit.ly/VeganPlaylist YouTube German ► https://www.youtube.com/VegainsDE YouTube English ► https://www.youtube.com/Vegains Instagram ► https://www.instagram.com/vegainstrength/ Instagram Food ► https://www.instagram.com/vegainsfood/ Podcast German ► https://anchor.fm/vegainsde

The Stuart Watkins Podcast
#141 Ava Irani - Functional Spirituality

The Stuart Watkins Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Jan 7, 2022 96:00


Join Stuart Watkins and Ava Irani in this candid and humble conversation.Yogi/ philosopher inspiring an intentional life.

Film at Lincoln Center Podcast
#379 - Apichatpong Weerasethakul on Memoria

Film at Lincoln Center Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Jan 6, 2022 53:56


This week on the Film at Lincoln Center podcast, we're featuring a special talk from the 59th New York Film Festival with Memoria director Apichatpong Weerasethakul. For over two decades, Apichatpong Weerasethakul has been celebrated as one of world cinema's most original auteurs, with films that constantly refract and reinscribe the contours of narrative, reality, and temporality. His new feature—which comes six years after 2015's Cemetery of Splendour (NYFF53)—reaffirms his peerless status even as it takes the Thai auteur into uncharted territory: Memoria is Apichatpong's first film set outside of Thailand, in Colombia; his first English- and Spanish-language venture; and his first outing with a bona fide international star, Tilda Swinton. We were thrilled to welcome the filmmaker for a deep-dive conversation about his extraordinary oeuvre and the elliptical novelties and familiar mysteries of his latest masterwork. Moderated by novelist Katie Kitamura. NYFF Talks were presented by HBO.

Daily Crypto Report
"Kazakhstan's hashrate drops amid internet blackout " January 6, 2022

Daily Crypto Report

Play Episode Listen Later Jan 6, 2022 2:40


Today's blockchain and cryptocurrency news Brought to you by ungrocery.com Bitcoin is up 1% at $43,103 Ethereum is up 1% at $3,386 and Binance Coin is up 1% at $465 MoneyGram has picked up a minority stake in the crypto company Coinme Kazakhstan's hashrate has dropped amid an internet blackout Bitcoin fell below its 43k support which led to 800M in futures position liquidations Thailand's crypto traders could face 15% capital gains tax

Your Law Firm - Lee Rosen of Rosen Institute
Schedule the rest of the year’s holidays right now

Your Law Firm - Lee Rosen of Rosen Institute

Play Episode Listen Later Jan 6, 2022 9:03


From Bangkok, Thailand - a tech tip about renting cars and saving money with AutoSlash.com and whether what's called a non-owners insurance policy for a car is worth it for you and some concise advice about scheduling your holidays now, for the rest of the year. Blocking off your vacations now, at the beginning of the year, makes it a lot less likely that you'll run into scheduling issues in a few months time.

Global News Podcast
US reports 1m Covid cases in a single day

Global News Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Jan 5, 2022 29:43


US officials warn the peak of a fast-spreading Omicron surge is still to come. Also: Poland to build fence on its border with Belarus, and Thailand's Maya Bay beach reopens to tourists

Talk Taiwanese Mandarin with Abby
60. 跟團 vs 自助旅行 Guided Tours vs Independent Travel ft. 我姐

Talk Taiwanese Mandarin with Abby

Play Episode Listen Later Jan 5, 2022 12:34


Do you prefer to travel solo or with groups? Abby and her sister talk about their experiences traveling in Thailand, both by themselves and in groups. They also share some funny stories—they almost missed a flight! 你出國喜歡跟團還是自助旅行呢?我跟我姐聊去泰國跟團的經驗、自助旅行遇到的好笑事情。這集我笑得有點多 XD ► Download the PDF Transcripts (in Traditional & Simplified Chinese) on my Patreon https://www.patreon.com/TalkTaiwaneseMandarin ► Buy me a coffee to support me 請我喝杯咖啡 https://ko-fi.com/abbychen ► Check out my Youtube Channel 頻道: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCSoH-pm1Rto-1-ls5iKsQFg ► Instagram: @TalkTaiwaneseMandarin.podcast https://instagram.com/TalkTaiwaneseMandarin.podcast ► Join my newsletter and receive more Mandarin lessons and learning tips for FREE: https://mailchi.mp/1d7c264d510a/ttm-newsletter *If you enjoy my podcast, please give me a 5-star rating on Apple Podcasts 如果你喜歡我的節目,請給我留下五顆星⭐

The Bangkok Podcast | Conversations on Life in Thailand's Buzzing Capital
The Bangkok Podcast Covid Christmas Clusterf#@k Extravaganza [S5.E42]

The Bangkok Podcast | Conversations on Life in Thailand's Buzzing Capital

Play Episode Listen Later Jan 4, 2022 50:24


It's a COVID Christmas Craptacular! The guys discuss all the ways that COVID has made the holiday season difficult for expats and travelers to Thailand. To start things off, Greg plays a quick conversation with podcast supporter Ash, who is now more or less locked out of Thailand due to the recent tightening of restrictions. So much for planning ahead! Next, Ed details his absolutely epic adventure to Ohio. Despite a successful last-minute scramble to get the right health insurance and beat the deadline for applying for a Thailand Pass, he managed to test positive for COVID on Christmas Eve! So much for spending Christmas with his family for the first time in 20 years. Despite no symptoms whatsoever, he tested positive a week later and is now unable to get back into Thailand under the new rules, so he is stuck in Ohio for the time being. Never fear: the Bangkok Podcast will go on as usual.  Last, Greg plays a short conversation with Scott, sometime podcast co-host. Unlike Ed, Scott does not have COVID, but what he also doesn't have is a Thailand Pass, thanks to a lack of hotel paperwork. The result: he's stuck in Canada for the time being. Maybe Ed and Scott can have a locked out of Thailand party! Woo hoo! Don't forget that Patrons get the ad-free version of the show as well as swag and other perks. And we'll keep our Facebook, Twitter, and LINE accounts active so you can send us comments, questions, or whatever you want to share.

Your Brain on Facts
Very New Year

Your Brain on Facts

Play Episode Listen Later Jan 4, 2022 18:58


Happy new year!  Or is it?  It depends on which calendar you're using. Like what you hear?  Become a patron of the arts for as little as $2 a month!   Or buy the book or some merch.  Hang out with your fellow Brainiacs.  Reach out and touch Moxie on Facebook, Twitter,  or Instagram. Music: Kevin MacLeod, David Fesliyan.   Reach out and touch Moxie on Facebook, Twitter, or Instagram. Links to all the research resources are on the website.   On Monday this December 30th past, I clocked in at my retail jobs, put on my headset, and played the morning messages.  There was one from my manager telling us what to expect in terms of sales volume that day and one from corporate welcoming us to the first day of 2020.  The didn't get their dates mixed up.  December 30th 2019 was the first day of 2020 in a way that once crashed Twitter for hours.  My name…   When we think of the calendar, we think of it as singular and exclusive.  “The” calendar.  Sure, there were other calendars, but those were for old-timey people in old-timey times.  If you've ever listened to the show before, you'll know I'm about to disabuse you of that notion; it's kinda my schtick.  The calendar we think of as the end all and be all of organizing time into little squares is the Gregorian calendar, but it's just one of many that have been used and still are used today.   For example, at the time of this recording, it's currently the 27th day of the month of Tevet in the year 5782 for those who follow the Hebrew calendar.  The Hebrew calendar, also known as the Jewish calendar, was originally created before the year 10 CE.  It first used lunar months, which will surprise no one who has had to google when Passover or Easter are each year.  A standard Jewish year has twelve months; six twenty-nine-day months, and six thirty-day months, for a total of 354 days.  This is because the months follow the lunar orbit, which is on average 29.5 days.  Due to variations in the Jewish calendar, the year could also be 353 or 355 days.  It also used standard calendar years, but these two methods don't line up perfectly, and this posed a problem.  As time went on, the shorter lunar calendar would result in holy days shifting forward in time from year to year.  That simply wouldn't do as certain holidays have to be celebrated in a certain season, like Passover in the spring, Tu B'Shevat, the Jewish 'New Year for Trees,' which  needs to fall around the time that trees in the Middle East come out of their winter dormancy, or Sukkot, the festival that calls adherents to build and live in huts in their yard to commemorate Isrealites taking shelter in the wilderness, which is meant to fall in autumn.  So a thirteenth month had to be added every 3 to 4 years in order to make up for the difference.  Such a year is called a shanah meuberet ("pregnant year") in Hebrew; in English we call it a leap year, and it makes up all the lunar calendar's lost days.  The month is added to Adar, the last of the twelve months. On leap years we observe two Adars — Adar I and Adar II.  Today, the Hebrew calendar is used primarily to determine the dates for Jewish religious holidays and to select appropriate religious readings for the day.   Similar in usage is the Hijri calendar, or Islamic calendar.  It's based on lunar phases, using a system of 12 months and either 354 or 355 days every year.  The first Islamic year was 622 CE when the prophet Muhammad emigrated from Mecca to Medina, meaning today is the Jumada I 28, 1443 .  The Hijri calendar is used to identify Islamic holidays and festivals.  The Islamic New Year marks the journey of the prophet Muhammad from Mecca to Medina.  However, the occasion and the sacred month of Muharram are observed differently by the two largest branches of Islam, Shiite and Sunni.  Shiite pilgrims journey to their holiest sites to commemorate a seventh-century battle, while Sunnis fast to celebrate the victory of Moses over an Egyptian pharaoh.  Also known as the Persian calendar, it's the official calendar used in Iran and Afghanistan, and it's the most accurate calendar system going, but more on that later.   Further east you'll encounter the Buddhist calendar, which is used throughout Southeast Asia.  This uses the sidereal year, the time it takes Earth to orbit the sun, as the solar year.  Like other systems, the calendar does not try to stay in sync with this time measurement, but unlike the others, no extra days or months have been added, so the Buddhist calendar is slowly moving out of alignment at a pace of around one day every century.  Today, the traditional Buddhist lunisolar calendar is used mainly for Theravada Buddhist festivals, and no longer has the official calendar status anywhere. The Thai Buddhist Era, a renumbered Gregorian calendar, is the official calendar in Thailand.  The Buddhist calendar is based on an older Hindu calendar, of which there are actually three -- Vikram Samvat, Shaka Samvat, and Kali Yuga.  The Vikram Samvat is used in Nepal and some Indian states, and uses lunar months and the sidereal year to track time.  Sidereal means based on fixed stars and constellations, rather than celestial things on the move, like planets.  The Shaka Samvat, used officially in India and by Hindus in Java and Bali, has months based around the tropical zodiac signs rather than the sidereal year.  The Kali Yuga is a different sort of calendar altogether.  It meters out the last of the four stages (or ages or yugas) the world goes through as part of a 'cycle of yugas' (i.e. mahayuga) described in the Sanskrit scriptures. The Kali Yuga, began at midnight (00:00) on 18 February 3102 BCE,  is the final cycle within the 4-cycle Yuga era. The first cycle is the age of truth and perfection, the second cycle is the age of emperors and war, the third stage is the age of disease and discontent, and the third stage (the Kali Yuga) is the age of ignorance and darkness.  If you're worried because you already missed 5,000 years of the Yuga, don't fret; you have upwards of 467,000 years left.     You've probably heard of Chinese New Year, so you won't be surprised that there is a Chinese calendar.  According to this system, each month begins on the day when the moon is in the "new moon" phase. The beginning of a new year is also marked by the position of the moon and occurs when the moon is midway between the winter solstice and spring equinox.  China uses the Gregorian calendar for official things, but still uses the Chinese calendar is used to celebrate holidays.   You might be surprised to learn about the Ethiopian calendar.  The Ethiopian calendar is quite similar to the Julian calendar, the predecessor to the Gregorian calendar most countries use today.  Like the other calendars we've discussed, it's intertwined with the faith of the people.  The first day of the week for instance, called Ehud, translates as ‘the first day‘ in the ancient Ge'ez language, the liturgical language of the Ethiopian church.  It is meant to show that Ehud is the first day on which God started creating the heavens and the earth.  The calendar system starts with the idea that Adam and Eve lived in the Garden of Eden for seven years before they were banished for 5,500 for their sins.  Both the Gregorian and Ethiopian use the birthdate of Jesus Christ as a starting point, what Eddie Izzard called “the big BC/AD change-over,” though the Ethiopian Orthodox Church believes Jesus was born 7 years earlier than the Gregorian calendar says.  The Ethiopian calendar has 13 months in a year, 12 of which have 30 days. The last month, called Pagume, has five days, and six days in a leap year.   Not only do the months have names, so do the years.  The first year after an Ethiopian leap year is named the John year, and is followed by the Matthew year, then Mark, then Luke.  Sept. 11 marks the day of the new year in Ethiopia.  By this time, the lengthy rainy season has come to a close, leaving behind a countryside flourishing in yellow daisies. That's fitting because Enkutatash in Amharic, the native language of Ethiopia, translates to “gift of jewels.” To celebrate New Year's, Ethiopians sing songs unique to the day and exchange bouquets of flowers. Of course, there is plenty of eating and drinking, too.   So what about this Gregorian calendar I keep mentioning?  The Gregorian calendar was created in 1582 by Pope Gregory XIII, who made some changes to the previously used Julian calendar.  Okay, so what was the Julian calendar?  It should shock no one that the Julian calendar was ordered by and named after Julius Caesar.  By the 40s BCE the Roman civic calendar was three months ahead of the solar calendar.  The Alexandrian astronomer Sosigenes, introduced the Egyptian solar calendar, taking the length of the solar year as 365 1/4 days.  The year was divided into 12 months, all of which had either 30 or 31 days except February, which contained 28 days in common (365 day) years and 29 in every fourth year (a leap year, of 366 days).  That 29th day wasn't February 29th, it was February 23rd a second time.  What a mess that would make, though that conflagration of confusion probably paled in comparison to to what Caesar did to align the civic and solar calendars--he added days to the year 46 BCE, so that it contained 445 days.  Unsurprisingly when you try to make such a large change to the daily lives of so many people in the days before electronic communication, it took over fifty years to get everybody on board.   Sosigenes had overestimated the length of the year by 11 minutes 14 seconds.  11 minutes doesn't mean much in a given year, but after, say, 1500 years, the seasons on your calendar no longer line up with the seasons of reality.  That matters when your most important holy day needs to happen at a certain time of year.  Enter Pope Gregory XIII, who wanted to stop Easter, which had been celebrated on March 21, from drifting any farther away from the spring Equinox.  Aloysus Lilius, the Italian scientist who developed the system Pope Gregory would unveil in 1582, realized that the addition of so many February 23rds made the calendar slightly too long. He devised a variation that adds leap days in years divisible by four, unless the year is also divisible by 100. If the year is also divisible by 400, a leap day is added regardless. [OS crash noise] Sorry about that.  While this formula may sound confusing, it did resolve the lag created by Caesar's earlier scheme—almost; Lilius' system was still off by 26 seconds.  As a result, in the years since Gregory introduced his calendar in 1582, a discrepancy of several hours has arisen.  We have some time before that really becomes an issue for the average person.  It will take until the year 4909 before the Gregorian calendar will be a full day ahead of the solar year.   Maths aside, not everyone was keen on Pope Gregory's plan.  His proclamation was what's known as a papal bull, an order that applies to the church by has no authority over non-Catholics.  That being said, the new calendar was quickly adopted by predominantly Catholic countries like Spain, Portugal and Italy, major world players at the time.  European Protestants, however, feared it was an attempt to silence their movement, a conspiracy to keep them down.  Maybe by making it hard to remember when meetings and protests were supposed to be, I'm not sure.  It wasn't until 1700 that Protestant Germany switched over, and England held out until 1752.  Those transitions didn't go smooth.  English citizens didn't take kindly to the act of Parliament that advanced their calendars from September 2 to September 14, overnight.  There are apocryphal tales of rioters in the streets, demanding that the government “give us our 11 days.” However, most historians now believe that these protests never occurred or were greatly exaggerated.  Some countries took even longer than Britain--the USSR didn't convert to the Gregorian calendar until 1918, even later than countries like Egypt and Japan.  On the other side of the Atlantic from the British non-protests, meanwhile, Benjamin Franklin welcomed the change, writing, “It is pleasant for an old man to be able to go to bed on September 2, and not have to get up until September 14.”   When Julius Caesar's reformed the calendar in 46 B.C., he established January 1 as the first of the year.  During the Middle Ages, however, European countries replaced it with days that carried greater religious significance, such as December 25 and March 25 (the Feast of the Annunciation).  I didn't google that one.  After my mom listens to this episode, she'll send me a gloriously incorrect speech-to-text message explaining it.  Different calendars mean different New Years days even now, and the ways in which people celebrate as as splendidly diverse as the people themselves.   The Coptic Egyptian Church celebrates the Coptic New Year (Anno Martyrus), or year of the martyrs on 11th of September. The Coptic calendar is the ancient Egyptian one of twelve 30-day months plus a "small" five-day month—six-day in a leap year.  The months retain their ancient Egyptian names which denote the gods and godesses of the Egyptians, and the year's three seasons, the inundation, cultivation, and harvest, are related to the Nile and the annual agricultural cycle.  But the Copts chose the year 284AD to mark the beginning of the calendar, since this year saw the seating of Diocletian as Rome's emperor and the consequent martyrdom of thousands upon thousands of Egypt's Christians.  Apart from the Church's celebration, Copts celebrate the New Year by eating red dates, which are in season, believing the red symbolises the martyrs' blood and the white date heart the martyrs' pure hearts.  Also, dates are delicious.    Bonus fact: You know that guy, Pope Francis?  He's not actually the pope.  The pope's proper title, according to the Vatican's website, is Bishop of Rome, Vicar of Jesus Christ, Successor of the Prince of the Apostles, Supreme Pontiff of the Universal Church, Primate of Italy, Archbishop and Metropolitan of the Roman Province, Sovereign of the State of Vatican City, Servant of the Servants of God.  'Pope' comes from the Italian 'papa.'  Francis is the Sancta Papa, the Holy Father.  The title of pope belongs to the head of the Coptic church.  So if anyone uses the rhetorical question “Is the pope Catholic?” to imply a ‘yes' answer, you have my authorization to bring the conversation to a screeching halt by saying “No.  No, he's not.”  Double points if you simply walk away without explaining yourself.

Grit & Growth
Profiles of Purpose: A Fundamental Right

Grit & Growth

Play Episode Listen Later Jan 4, 2022 8:08


Meet Sriram Gopal, founder and CEO of Future Farms, a hydroponics company on a mission to deliver clean, healthy food to all Indians. With a trillion dollar market potential and a vision to make clean food a fundamental right, not a privilege, Sriram is growing his company for a greater good.Sriram always wanted to be an entrepreneur because his father was one, too. Motivated by his role model, Sriram set out to build a business that would also create an impact. Hydroponic farming seemed to be a perfect solution, saving 90% more water than traditional farming and protecting people from pesticides, bio toxicity, and heavy metal contaminants. “The main reason why we do this is because in India there are no mechanisms to check where the food comes from and it can be very, very, contaminated. People can choose organic food, but they're paying like three times more. What it actually means is only people who can afford to pay three times more, can actually have access to clean food. And to me that just feels wrong because I think clean food is not a privilege. If anything, it should be a fundamental right.”Future Farms didn't become the largest hydroponic and controlled-environment agriculture technology company in India overnight. Like most startups, it happened one small step at a time — from building small hobby kits with his father to creating rooftop farms and quarter acre commercial farms. Sriram has set his sights beyond India, expanding his greenhouses and technology to Nepal, Bhutan, Thailand, and Singapore…so far. “I want to grow a company that is global and that creates a lot of good. And if our technology works in India, I'm pretty sure it will work in all the other parts of the world where people are still struggling.”Listen to Sriram's mini profile to learn how doing the right thing for people can be the right thing for your business, too.To participate in Grit & Growth's paid focus group, visit http://stanfordseed.co/podcastsurveySee Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.

The Nice Guys on Business
1256 Not D&S- Steve O'Brien?

The Nice Guys on Business

Play Episode Listen Later Dec 31, 2021 30:15


You know what really cheers me up when I'm feeling down? Rolled up kings over aces….Oh sorry, wrong reference, that was from Rounders. Steve O'Brien and his brilliant reads. I figured you didn't want a repeat of a D&S episode that you could get anywhere, so for our 2nd week off I made a compilation of all our Steve O'Brien opens. Yup, just 25 minutes or so of nothing but Steve. The man is a genius, seriously, so I've put together a compilation of his best NGOB Pre-opens, most of which he improvised. He's not just our guy, you can actually hire him yourself! We don't pay him enough to lock him up exclusively…We actually don't pay him shit, so maybe you should hire him so he doesn't have to go back to Thailand and clean up after…Never mind, I don't think he wants me talking about that part of his life. Anyway, go to https://steveobrienvo.com/ and tell him The Nice Guys sent you. Have him create your podcast intro and outro. Even if you don't have a podcast yet, he'll make an intro and outro for when you do have one. Just get him to record an outgoing message for your voice mail, it's not like anyone actually listens to that anymore anyway. Get him to read the phone book, it's worth it just to hear his dulcet tones.   Nice Sponsors: Want to invest in the Nice Guys Podcast? Own your own little piece of it here-  https://niceguysonbusiness.com/Invest   You really need to check out Doug and Strickland's mastermind class on How to make money, grow your tribe, and build influence through podcasting. Check it out at www.turnkeypodcast.com/podcast   Get your free E-Book 5 Ways to Make Money Podcasting at www.Turnkeypodcast.com/gift   If you want to listen to a real podcast where you might actually learn something, check out Jared's "Up Your Average" podcast here- https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/up-your-average-in-business-and-life/id1527032988   Simplecast is the easiest way to set up your podcast hosting- Simplecast.com   Zoom is the easiest way to schedule meetings and record your podcast interviews- Zoom.us   Acuity is the easiest way to schedule your podcast interviews, meetings, and life. Acuityscheduling.com   See how The Nice Guys want to make your life easier? You can thank us later.   Reach The Nice Guys Here:  Doug- @DJDoug  Strickland- @NiceGuyonBiz    Nice Important Links:   Subscribe to the Podcast  website: Niceguysonbusiness.com  Book Doug and/or Strick as a speaker at your upcoming event.  Doug's Amazon #1 Best selling book Nice Guys Finish First.     Partner Links:  Amazon.com: Click before buying anything. Help support the podcast.  Acuity Scheduling: Stop wasting time going back and forth scheduling appointments Simply the best VO guy in the business- https://steveobrienvo.com/   TurnKey Podcast Productions Important Links: The Ultimate Podcast Launch Formula  www.turnkeypodcast.com/ultimatelaunchformula  FREE workshop on how to "Be A Great Guest." Free E-Book 5 Ways to Make Money Podcasting at www.Turnkeypodcast.com/gift     No time to get to this, but you can read the blog here: 12 worries that every entrepreneur has   Audio production by Turnkey Podcast Productions. You're the expert. Your podcast will prove it.