GROW Greatness Reached over Oppression through Wisdom ‘Always bare in mind that your own resolution to succeed is more important than any one thing' -Abraham LincolnThank you God! Won't he do it?Onward and Upward , United in Love We GROWThank you GodIt may not be the way you want it or when you want itIt's alright Right on Time, an On Time GodKeep GROWing, Rising; the Journey to the Top ain't lonely;USA for AfricaUSA for the WorldI do believe in Science and I do Love the United States It is my goal that we truly become UnitedSowing Love, Praying it ForwardIn Order that we all GROW
Live from the No Panic Zone—I'm Steve Gruber—I am America's Voice—God Bless America—God Bless You and let's do this! This is the Steve Gruber show— raw and unrefined—delivering the cold hard truth—don't worry it's good for you! Here are three big things you need to know right now— ONE— Rich Strike cashed in on a massive 80-1 longshot—BUT now the horse that beat the second longest odds ever in Kentucky Derby history—is going to sit out the next race— TWO— Crypto investors are watching—fortunes turn into dust—as the panic in the alternative finance market—is vanishing as we speak— THREE— It is time to step up and take ownership—by all the people and organizations that delivered Joe Biden to the White House— its time to stand up and be recognized for what you did for all of us! After all—it was quite the coordinated effort to silence and politically assassinate Donald Trump so he could be blocked from serving a second term as President of The United States— It is high time for some recognition for those that made it all possible— So— everything we are enjoying now under the Biden Administration should be proudly claimed by those that worked so hard—spent so much money—spread so much disinformation to make it all possible— to get their prize! Its like the Academy Awards for politics— So first let's get a list together of those that were involved either directly or indirectly in the push to get Joe Biden into the White House—despite his obvious and massive shortcomings to do the job— in fact ignoring his obvious shortcomings both mentally and intellectually— It is high time for those that made it possible to be proud of that they did and own it— Democrats and Never Trumpers you own what is happening in America today— The Lincoln Project, Hillary Clinton and radical socialists you own what is happening in America today— Barack Obama and Mark Zuckerberg and Twitter and Facebook and the dishonest minions at the so-called intelligence agencies—you own this— New York Times, Washington Post, ABC, NBC, CBS—plus CNN, Axios, Vice and yes Rolling Stone and the Atlantic—you own this—and so many more— And do you know why? All of you? Because you own Joe Biden—after all he is bought and paid for—one way or the other by you! So what did you get for everything you did to corrupt the election—and what did you get for using dirty tricks and back door moves and ungodly amounts of money and Chinese influence? Well, you got the worst economy of my lifetime and yours—and yes Never Trumpers you own that— more than most! You have an open border with millions of illegals pouring in—Lincoln Project and dimwit Bill Krystal—you own that— You see the Democrats and all their media allies and all the puppet masters own this all of this—they own Joe Bidens incompetence—they own his senility and they own his stupidity—all of it—because they are the ones that made it happen— they created this reality of 2022— Afghanistan—and the blood of 13 dead American soldiers in the streets—Facebook, Twitter, Instagram—you own that—it is what you wanted right? Record high gas prices—baby food shortages—free speech being censored—suicides skyrocketing—107,000 American corpses lying in the streets and back alleys from illegal drug overdose deaths—that's right you own every single bit of that too—because YOU OWN JOE BIDEN—he is yours—every useless ignorant senile inch of him is yours— all yours! The mental health crisis of our young people—schools teaching our kids to hate each other—critical race theory being taught as truth—police officers getting murdered in record numbers—parents struggling between food and paying the electric bill—violent crime exploding in the 18 biggest cities in America— That's right progressives, democrats, weak willed Republicans or just old fashioned weak people—YOU OWN THIS—this is what you voted for—remember? This is you—this is yours—so step up and accept your prize—be proud of what you did—YOU OWN THIS because you did this! Did I mention the explosion of human trafficking—or fertilizer shortages for farmers—of kids getting their genitals mutilated while being coached about gender—in kindergarten? No? What about Russia threatening nuclear war—or Iran and North Korea getting nukes? Its all happening—while this same US Government is watching just about everything you and I do—pretty much all the time! Well guess what—you OWN THAT TOO—this is all on you—and you should have the courage to admit—you were wrong—you blew it—but of course you won't—because you— the ones that own Joe Biden are now and always have been the real cowards—unable to accept that every single disaster we are seeing from this administration—from sending billions to Ukraine for a war none of us want—to allowing millions of unvetted illegal aliens into our country while parents are tracked for speaking up at school board meetings—every single bit of that is on you—because YOU OWN JOE BIDEN—he is yours through and through—and no matter who you blame—Donald Trump—or Vladimir Putin—or the man on the moon—it doesn't change anything—you own this—every bit of it!
Consolidation, innovation, and perspective all need to work together in government IT according to Eric Trexler, VP of Global Governments and Critical Infrastructure Sales at Forcepoint. IT acts as an enabler of business in the challenging landscape of government technology. Listen in to find out what Eric believes the United States IT space should be focusing on in order to stay ahead of the adversaries. Episode Table of Contents[00:25] All About Innovation with Eric Trexler [10:39] An Enabler of the Business [18:27] We Haven't Seen Consolidation [21:37] Choosing Fiefdom Over Consolidation and Innovation [27:49] The Commercial Component of Innovation [32:32] There Are Productivity Gains Out of Innovation Episode Links and Resources All About Innovation with Eric TrexlerCarolyn: Today, our guest is Eric Trexler, Vice President of Global Governments and critical infrastructure at Forcepoint. Eric is an expert in the technology industry with more than 25 years of experience with both the public and private sectors. And Eric and I used to host To The Point Cybersecurity podcast together. So today is actually a real treat for me to see your face again, Eric. So, good morning. Eric: Good morning. And it's bizarre being back on the air with you, Carolyn. Carolyn: So, today, we're going to talk about the perplexing and growing cost of cybercrime and how we can shift the paradigm. But before we jump into that, Eric, you have actually a pretty fascinating background. So, can you just tell us a little bit about your journey? Eric: My journey in IT? Or where would you like me to start? Carolyn: Let's not go all the way back to birth. Let's start at your Airborne Ranger days. How about that? And then how you got to where you are today. So yes, technology. Eric: So, I was an aimless kid at about 17 with no potential to pay for college. No easy path at the time. And I said, I'm joining the army against my mother's wishes to become an Airborne Ranger. The Requirement to Be a Navy SEALCarolyn: At 17? Eric: Yes. She had to sign the paperwork so I could join the delayed entry program. The military throws at you when you have a high ASVAB score, that's the entrance. And I had a high ASVAB score. So, I saw the Navy and they wanted me to be a nuclear engineer. And I just wanted to be a Navy SEAL back in the day before people knew what the Navy SEALs were. But you had to pick a rating, I believe they call it in the Navy. So, I'm sitting in front of the recruiter, and he's like, "Okay, but what do you want to do?" And I'm a dumb kid, I'm 17 years old. "I want to be a Navy SEAL." "Well, you can't do that. You have to have a rating. You have to have this skill at trade." And nothing, absolutely nothing was interesting to me. So, I left. I went to the army recruiter and enlisted. Because they'd let me be an airborne, I was unassigned airborne, technically. How I became an Airborne Ranger? I didn't want to be normal and I was in jump school and talked to a gentleman and I didn't want to wear chemical gear. This was right at the end of the first Gulf War, and everybody was running around in MOPP suits. If you remember that MOPP suits? Hot, heavy, you can't see. MOPP GearMark: You can't breathe. Eric: Same reason I didn't want to be in a tank or a ship or a plane. I wanted to be on my feet and I wanted to be able to move. And I was like, "I don't want to wear MOPP gear." The guy said, "Here's what you do." And that's what I did. So, I literally made the choice because I did not want to wear a helmet and I didn't want to wear MOPP gear. Carolyn: You sound like my six-year-old niece, how she chooses what she wants to do is whatever that doesn't require shoes. Eric: I was probably about as evolved at that point in time. Mark, you know what it's like to be a 17-year-old boy. I mean, you're really pretty low on the intelligent decision-making maturity scale, right? Mark: Maturity scale. Eric: I mean, you're just not there. It was...
Ira Spector owns a rare car he sometimes compares to a cute dog. It's a term of endearment. When he's driving his 2012 Fisker Karma Revero everyone wants to know all about it. "It's like a puppy; people stop you and they engage you," said Spector, who likely owns the only Revero in Los Gatos. "They ask questions; it's kind of fun. Most of them have never seen it before. Others who have seen one may think the company is bankrupt and that they're longer built." Fisker Karma: Rare, Beautiful Spector is our guest on this episode of The Weekly Driver Podcast. Co-hosts Bruch Aldrich talk with the car's owner, his enjoyment of sports cars and his automotive passion for his Fisker Karma. A 2012 Fisker Karma — only about 2,700 were globally available. A retired electrical engineer, Spector has further fun as the organizer of a club whose members own the iconic upscale sports car. The group periodically gathers for a seminar relating to the car, lunch and a driving outing. Owners from throughout the Bay Area and as far away as Canada bring their Karmas. The gatherings have had as many as 20 participants. "In my opinion, it's one of the most beautiful cars ever designed," said Spector, who has owned many other sports cars, including several Corvettes. "And that's why I want to keep it for as long as I can drive it. It's performing beautifully; it looks brand new inside and out." Fisker Karma: Made only in 2012 Although new versions were made after a change of ownership beginning in 2017, about 2,700 of the electric-gas, plug-in hybrid original Reveros were made in 2012. About 1,600 were available in the United States It's the only model manufactured by Fisker Karma and its originator, Henrik Fisker. The company went out of business a year after it began. "For any other manufacturer, that would be a prototype run," said Spector, a retired electrical engineer, about the limited edition."That's what we are all driving and everyone has had problems with it. It wasn't really finished." The original Fisker Karma was only manufactured for one year. The Revero has about a 50-mile electric-only range, 300-mile total range. When switched to "Sport" mode, the Karma will use the gas engine in conjunction with the electric motors. The total output is 403 horsepower. It accelerates from 0-to-60 miles per hour in about six seconds. Not everything was perfect. Replacement batteries weren't available until a third-party manufacturer emerged. When Revero models were repaired, Spector believes owners were used as test drivers to "find the bugs and get them fixed." Fisker Karma: A car drivers love driving But he's not complaining. The original car has had a resurgence. New models have also returned via Karma Automotive, headquartered in Irvine. Fisker attended the recent Los Angles Auto Show to tout his pending new all-electric sports car, the Fisker Ocean. Spector's car also carries a family legacy. With his Barbara (she drives a Tesla Model 3) then the mayor of Los Gatos, the couple drove the Revero via a loan from the owner in the city's annual holiday parade in 2012. Spector bought the car two months later for about $100,000. He traded in a Jaguar XK8. "It sat in a lot for a year with a bunch of other cars because of the company's bankruptcy issues," he said. "We were invited to rides in a parade. One of the investors in Fisker who had the car and let us use it. I fell in love with it just sitting in it and looking at it." The 2.0 GM turbocharged engine is similar to the engine in a Pontiac Solstice. It's used to charge the battery. The Revero, Spector says, is quiet, smooth and a vehicle for drivers who thrive on the enjoyment of driving. "The Fisker Karma was designed to engage you with a driving experience," he said. "It's got 22-inch wheels. It's low-to-the-ground. It's heavy. The CG (center of gravity) and tires make it handle beautifully. It's so much fun to drive. "By contrast,
Summary: Today on the podcast, Octavio Marenzi and I discuss the struggle to learn from history in addressing the ongoing issues in Afghanistan—to which no empire has been able to prevail. We discuss the financial consequences of this defeat; Marenzi expresses that we will perhaps see a period where it is increasingly difficult to get large military budgets passed. For defense contractors, it is a massive gain to not win, and we see that corporations and governments have their own overarching interests and agendas. We recap fluctuations in Gold and Bitcoin, and Marenzi provide useful insight into the future of these currencies and responses to expect from the Fed. Highlights: -Setback for the US and western civilization - humiliating withdraw of the United States -It was inevitable once we decided to stay there -The only thing we learn from history is that we don't learn from history. -Comparing the fall of Carpel to the fall of Saigon -Other empires have been involved here - the Soviet met their final defeat from Afghanistan -Even Alexander the Great met his undoing in this area -No empire has been able to conquer it, and it is somewhat similar to the China/Vietnam situation -throughout history, the Chinese have always been concerned about maintaining power internally rather than externally -We would think that defense stocks would skyrocket -In one day of war, they can make more money during a year of peace -Marenzi thinks we are going to see a period where it is very difficult to get large military budgets passed -Military spending is perhaps going to be significantly curtailed -The US will probably be more careful from here on out with getting involved in foreign matters -The US could have withdrawn at a different time -Afghanistan has never been an advanced economy, and the nation building seemed to be flawed from the very beginning -Perhaps the goal was not to win, but to earn as much money as possible -For defense contractors, it is a massive gain -Corporations and governments have their own interests and agendas, and the more military hardware they can sell—the better -We have never seen so much money spent with so little results - what is the return on investment? It seems to be much less than zero -What's next? Joe Biden has been weakened by this, and has undermined many alliances around the world. He seemed to be the steady hand in foreign policy, but has now found himself in the worst debacle in American foreign policy -As long as the Fed keeps buying bonds, the market will go up because of the wall of cash coming in monthly. At some point, the fed will have to rethink this but it doesn't seem as if we're close to this yet. -Marenzi predicts we will probably go back and replay the last year in terms of vaccine mandates and lockdowns -Is gold going to go higher? It seems to be stepping sideways, and has not necessarily followed the inflation pattern -Maybe we should put our money in crypto? It seems to give gold some competition -Central banks around the world will perhaps become more skeptical of cryptocurrencies, and will not give up the ability to print money very easily -Governments will either shut cryptos down, or regulate them very heavily—we will ultimately come back to gold Useful Links: Financial Survival Network Opimas
Get your fluency book here: https://www.tofluency.com/book (it's FREE to download!)00:00 Introduction01:29 Explaining 4th July02:05 The history of Independence Day04:03 The Boston Tea Party05:43 The French Influence06:20 The most famous passage08:49 Phrases related to the celebration12:48 How to learn moreHere is the Thanksgiving podcast:https://youtu.be/xp--TdCU9GIHere is a great video by @CrashCourse that explains the American Revolution:https://youtu.be/HlUiSBXQHCwHere is a summary of the Boston Tea Party by @TED-Ed :https://youtu.be/1cT_Z0KGhP8Here are some visuals of how Americans celebrate the 4th by @Brazidicas :https://youtu.be/kbGqFJF9Xv8?t=93Here is a summary from Wikipedia with that quote:https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Independence_Day_(United_States)Here's a list of the 13 colonies:https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Thirteen_ColoniesHere are the lesson notes:- 4th July is the national holiday of the United States- It's to commemorate (remember and celebrate) the declaration of Independence of the United States from the British monarchy - King George the Third - on July 4th, 1776- There were 13 colonies of the United States under the rule of King George- Leading up to this, Great Britain and France had fought a war in various territories, including, North America- This had been costly - expensive - and new taxes were introduced in the colonies to help pay back these debts- The Stamp Act was introduced in 1765 and another act in 1767. This led to unrest, especially, in Boston, so the British sent troops (soldiers) to help the situation- But it only made it worse. People didn't like British soldiers on the streets and this led to the Boston Massacre- The Boston Tea Party in 1773 was a key event too. Now, this wasn't a fun tea party where people had tea and biscuits. Instead, a group called Sons of Liberty protested a new tea tax by dumping tea from three ships into Boston Harbor.- Tensions kept growing and in 1775 the British planned to capture two colonial leaders. However, American spies got wind of this (which means, they learned about this), and 77 militiamen met British forces and it was here where the American Revolutionary War began.- Not everyone wanted independence but the Continental Congress decided to vote for this and Thomas Jefferson was the principal author of the Declaration of Independence- The second sentence is the most famous"We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness.:Self-evident = obvious - doesn't need to be explainedAll men are created equal = heavily influenced by French Philosophers such as Voltaire - Thomas Paine from England had a big influence here tooEndowed by their creator = given by GodUnalienable rights = unable to be taken awayLife, liberty, and the pursuit of happinessAmerican won the war (with help from the French and the Spanish) and became an independent nation.By a remarkable coincidence, Thomas Jefferson and John Adams, the only two signatories of the Declaration of Independence later to serve as presidents of the United States, both died on the same day: July 4, 1826, which was the 50th anniversary of the Declaration———Celebrations:National Holiday in the U.S.- Thanksgiving is the other big holiday. That is a formal family get-together with a sit-down meal of Turkey, Potatoes, Vegetables etc. (listen to the podcast on that)- Fourth of July is more informal- Barbecues - Friends - Summer - outside parties - Bring something for the grill and a side or two- hot dogs and burgers- Apple pies- Corn on the cob- Beer- Clothing - Red, white, and blue - American flags everywhere- Water slides if weather permits- Fireworks - downtown when dark
BLM (a Marxist-Communist organization) and its supporters have aggressively demanded police budgets be drastically reduced, and every city which has done so, now has seen a substantial increase in homicides and other serious crimes. At the same time, those who support BLM, along with other liberal Democrats, are determined to confiscate guns from honest Americans who obey the laws and do not cause violence. So what is the Left really demanding? Louis Avallone and Stephen Parr explain that if the Left, including those in BLM, were as concerned about other societal problems as they are these two issues, America would be able to become a much better place for everyone…but that does not seem to be their goal.Our American Mama, Denise Arthur, reminds us at the time George Floyd died, essentially everyone in the Nation was shocked and, indeed, in agreement about what happened. We were on a united front. If at that point, all Americans had behaved themselves, the jury verdict probably would have been the same. But NO! We couldn't behave! Violence broke out in too many cities and in too many states….REALLY BAD, DESTRUCTIVE VIOLENCE, including looting, arson, destruction of totally innocent businesses, and even additional deaths. Why? Because the extreme left Democrats and their supportive organizations (BLM and Antifa, for example), just cannot let the Nation heal and go forward together. They will do anything they can to keep us at odds with each other.BLM (Black Lives Matter) has told us what all this ongoing hostility and rioting is really about. They are Marxist-Communist, and they want to turn America into a Communist country just like Castro did in Cuba. As a result, no matter what happens, they will not be satisfied, and they will not be willing to “stand down”. As fanatics, they will stop only when they are forced to stop.Do face masks prevent the spread of COVID-19? Dr. Baruch Vainshelboim has put out a paper expressing his hypothesis about the practice of wearing face masks to prevent COVID-19 transmission. No main stream media outlet reported on his hypothesis, while conservative reporting incorrectly tied the paper to Stanford. The significant part of what is presented, however, and why the media should have covered it is this: essentially the “holes” in face masks (both medical and non-medical) are bigger than the SARS-CoV-2 virus, meaning the virus can easily pass through any face mask.Rep. Burgess Owens (R-Utah) testified before the US Senate saying the Georgia Election Laws are definitely not “Jim Crow”. He was clear about his opinion of what the Democrats think about Blacks: "What I find extremely offensive is the narrative from the left that Black people are not smart enough, not educated enough, not desirous enough of education to do what every other culture and race does in this country: get an ID.” Owens was clear that segregation was solely done by the Democrat Party in the past, and he called out the Democrats for what they are doing solely to Blacks, rather than any other racial group in the United States: "It's called the soft bigotry of low expectations.” He also said, "This is the type of fear-mongering I expected in the 1960s, not today,” Burgess is highly qualified to talk about what “Jim Crow” was, because as a child, he lived through the Jim Crow era of white segregation. His great-grandfather was a slave, and his father had to go to Ohio to do graduate education because of the “Jim Crow” laws in the South. Burgess was one of the first three blacks to play football for U. of Miami, and went on to play for NY Jets and the Oakland Raiders. He also earned a BS in Biology/Chemistry. Instead of the Democrats who imposed Jim Crow upon him, or those so young they don't even know what it really was, he definitely is qualified to call this out for the garbage it is!
Is Doxxing and Doxxing by Facial Recognition a Growing Problem in the United States? It sure may impact private citizens and even police officers a lot more in the future.
The building of the Sunrise MovementEver wondered how the Green New Deal was catapulted onto the national agenda in the United States?It’s impossible to answer this question without talking about the Sunrise Movement: the movement of young people in the United States who are uniting to stop the climate crisis.In our latest Faces of Change podcast, Marshall Ganz sits down with Dyanna Jaye, Sunrise’s Co-Founder and Organizing Director, to chart the rise of a movement that has rocked the political establishment, and to learn about Dyanna’s own journey to climate justice leadership.Dyanna shares Sunrise’s movement building ‘DNA’, taking us from the moment they were thrust onto the national stage after the high profile sit-in protest outside Nancy Pelosi’s Office with Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, through to how they are scaling a national movement driven by thousands of young people in local communities at this time of social distancing and deep uncertainty.Dyanna and Marshall also explore the power of sustained learning for building powerful movements and how we can seize this very moment to create the change our communities want.Get ready for an hour of learning, inspiration and hope. This one is well worth it!Hosted by Marshall Ganz and produced by James Sleep.
Jeff Bullas, one of the top influencers on the planet talks about his journey and the top three things he would advise agency owners they must do. Not only is he ranked as one of the top 20 influences, but he is also a wealth of knowledge according to Forbes and many other major publications. I highly advise you to go check out Jeff bullas.com after listening to this podcast and check out just some of his amazing resources. I actually love the topic we talk about in this episode. We discuss personal hygiene like shaving every day and do you brush your teeth. Trust me, you are going to love hearing Jeff’s journey, from his failures to successes.Jeff talks about the Tall Poppy Syndrome in Australia. This syndrome is very real and it is where they do not talk about themselves very much because. In Australia, if you talk about yourself too much it's called bragging - but in the United States - It's called marketing. Jeff talks about himself and his journey through stories and real-life experiences - the Australia way:) Shortly after Jeff turned 50 he started to figure out what his purpose was. It took him a long time to discover why he was on this planet. In the middle of a divorce, he lost his family home, had to close down his business, and essentially was homeless. He had to move in with his brother and that was when his eyes were opened to how he needed to change his life.You don't learn from comfort. You learn from discomfort.In 2008, during his phase of discomfort - he found his passion - the digital world. When social media was the Wild West, he first joined Twitter and in time started working at a digital agency helping build online stores. He would wake up at 4:30 in the morning and write content and realized he was really good at it. Hear his story about the traffic starting to grow and within a few years, he reached 5 million visitors a year and had nearly 600,000 followers on Twitter! He has mastered content creation to attract an audience.Jeff was doing all the writing, doing all the work and so he needed a way to actually scale it and put in place systems and processes so he could create content at scale. That's what he and his team are doing now. He realized his passionate purpose is to actually try and help people get their voice out to the world. What he loves about social media is it allows you to bypass the gatekeepers, the media moguls.Then hear his top three things regarding social media.Learn to use digital advertising that's paid, don't expect it to be organic. Test different platforms. Don't assume that what you are running is going to work for you. He says sometimes they test up to 72 different formats of an ad. And, do not just test the ads also test the platformsDone is better than perfect.I asked Jeff if anyone is looking to start at the end of the content world, what are a couple pointers on creating content at scale would you give them? He gave advice coming from someone who's been doing it for a long time, at a very, very high level. It is good stuff starting with how he decided to get other people to write for him and how you have the ability to take content and turn it into a variety of media. Don't over complicate things. The Jeff Bullas show is an evolution of his blog and website, taking it to a whole new level. They interview some of the most fascinating entrepreneurs from all around the world, especially those that are focusing on the digital space. https://firstname.lastname@example.org://www.facebook.com/jeffreybullas/https://www.linkedin.com/in/jeffbullas/https://www.instagram.com/jeffbullas/?hl=en
Karel Has The Answers For Today Karel Has the Answers for Today on some of the biggest issues. First, Karel Has The Answers for Today on Covid and what to do about the lockdown. It's not political, it's science. Is it too late for a national lockdown? And if that wouldn't be possible, then what is? Karel knows and he shares its with you today. However, the numbers are staggering and we start with those. Spain had zero new cases yesterday, you will not believe how many the USA had in one day. So something must be done, and soon. But will it be? And when it comes to Covid, what about Schools? Karel Takes a Field Trip Karel spots what his local high school, Spring Valley High in Las Vegas is doing to help their students with distance learning. But why weren't these measures already taken the moment a school shooting happened? Why wait for a virus? And where will the school situation end? Karel Has The Answers for Today Hope, Cope, Or Dope? So, let's not dodge a huge question: Is there any hope left in the United States? It's a fair and honest question. Do you feel hopeful? Do you feel confident, do you feel secure? The answer is probably "no" so what do we do, sit around hopeless? No, Karel Has The Answers for Today and it's not to give up hope, but you may not like the answer. You see, hope is luxury and right now, we are not in a place to enjoy luxuries. So it's not about the "hope" it's about the "cope." Watch and listen daily on all streaming services, watch daily at youtube.com/reallykarel and get the free dedicated Karel Cast App at reallykarel.com and all app stores. Follow Karel on Instagram
Switzerland is the safest country in the world right now for COVID-19. South Sudan is, according to a massive 250-page report, the most dangerous nation. The United States? It ranks number 58, just behind Romania, and two places ahead of Russia. The Forbes story I reference in this episode is available here: https://www.forbes.com/sites/johnkoetsier/2020/06/05/the-100-safest-countries-in-the-world-for-covid-19/ The full report, with methodology, is here: https://www.dkv.global/covid-safety-assesment-200-regions
:17 - Following Super Tuesday, Mike Bloomberg released a statement saying they will reassess their campaign. The next day, the campaign came to an end. The morning show panel talked about the impact, or lack thereof, that the former New York City mayor may have had during the race. 4:46 - For more on Bloomberg, Elizabeth Warren, and the Democrat split between Joe Bden and Bernie Sanders, Dr. David Beer from Malone University joined the program. 10:23 - Has the Coronavirus reached pandemic levels in the United States? It depends who you talk to, according to Dr. Terry O’Sullivan, director of the Center for Emergency Management and Homeland Security Policy and Research at the University of Akron. 20:10 - With spring right around the corner, April showers will be a constant, which will bring May flowers and flooding to Barberton. Mayor Bill Judge discussed the new measures Barberton is working on to prevent flooding in the Magic City.
LIVE from the Graham Sessions 2020 in Nashville, Tennessee, I welcome Erica Meloe on the show to discuss how to create a brand ambassador. Erica Meloe is a board certified physiotherapist in private practice in NYC. After a decade solving financial puzzles on Wall Street, Erica took her MBA and her problem-solving skills into the clinic. She specializes in treating patients with persistent unsolved pain and her mission is to raise awareness of the physical therapy profession to a level like no other. In this episode, we discuss: -The lack of public understanding of the role of a physical therapist -How to turn your patient into your brand ambassador -Inexpensive acts of kindness that will make you memorable -Why you should network outside of your profession -And so much more! Resources: Erica Meloe Website Tought to Treat Podcast Why do I hurt? Book Velocity Physio Website Erica Meloe Twitter Erica Meloe Facebook A big thank you to Net Health for sponsoring this episode! Check out Optima’s Top Trends For Outpatient Therapy In 2020! For more information on Erica: Erica Meloe is a board certified physiotherapist in private practice in NYC. After a decade solving financial puzzles on Wall Street, Erica took her MBA and her problem-solving skills into the clinic. She specializes in treating patients with persistent unsolved pain and her mission is to raise awareness of the physical therapy profession to a level like no other. Erica is co-host of the podcast "Tough To Treat: A physiotherapist's guide to managing those complex patients." She is also a thought leader in the profession and helps her patients, as well as her colleagues, empower themselves to lead and live with purpose. Erica has also been featured in Forbes, BBC, Women's Day, Better Homes and Gardens, Muscle and Fitness Hers, and Health Magazine. She is also co-host of the Women In PT Summit, held annually in NYC. Erica is actively involved in spreading the word on social media and at her website www.ericameloe.com Read the full transcript below: Karen Litzy (00:01): Hey everybody, welcome back to the podcast today. I am here with physical therapist, Erica Meloe and we are live in Nashville, Tennessee at the Graham sessions. And for those of you that don't know, Graham sessions is all about bringing up big bold ideas, things that might be controversial, things that may be we're not talking about as much in the profession and it's like a big think tank. And so today Erica and I are going to try and take that in, miniaturize it down to a podcast. So one of the things that really I guess gets to Erica is the lack of knowledge of what we as physical therapists do, how we operate and how we can help people. So Erica, what are some things that you have maybe even experienced? I'm sure this comes out of your experience as a practice owner and as a physical therapist for many years. So I'm just going to hand it over to you and let you kind of talk about some of the things that really get to you. And if you have any suggestions or solutions for other physical therapists or the general public that we can do to perhaps mitigate this situation. Erica Meloe (01:14): Well, thank you Karen. Thank you for having me on the podcast. Graham sessions is wonderful in Nashville. I've never been to Nashville, so I know it's quite nice. One of my mentors or business coaches asked me a while ago, what can't you shut up about and what I can't shut up about? I mean, there's many things, but this so irritates me is that people still, consumers and other healthcare professionals do not understand what we do at all. They don't understand. They think we're all exercise. And I know that this is a topic that's been beaten around for many, many years. And for me it's just, it drives me crazy. And I'll just tell you a story related to Karen. I had a patient of mine who just texted me. I'm an out of network practitioner and she has a certain like a deductible. Erica Meloe (02:03): She has to meet. She's like, well, I'm going to wait to see you. I'm going to wait to see. I'm going to go meet my deductible. I'm like, well, why don't you meet your deductible with me? Am I not as my profession? Not as valuable to you in your mind. And I think as a profession we need to start when we can talk about the marketing and the branding, but that's not what this is about. We need to start at the grassroots level with our patients. I mean our patients are our voices and we need to develop relationships with them and we need to actually make the ask. I think we sometimes in our profession, we're not shy, but we don't make the ask and I'm guilty of this. We don't make the ask of our patients. Erica Meloe (02:50): What is your view of me as a therapist? What is your view of me as a profession? How can I get a seat at the table? For example, you know in a discussion in Washington, how can I get a seat at the table? You know, at an AMA conference. I know a lot of physical therapists out there are speaking at other non PT conferences. But I think it first starts with our patients developing, we talked about you know, a lot of these business and leadership skills, these soft skills and yes, those are very important. But the relationship with our patients, the patients will get that word out. I mean there are time and time again, we both experienced it. You treat so-and-so and the word gets out. This physical therapist is different, this is what they do. And I think that starting with the interpersonal relationships, relationships matter, I think it was on Twitter, somebody mentioned recently that she spent 40 minutes on the phone talking to an insurance company or a doctor and was that worth her time? And you know, she got a lot of comments and it was like relationships matter and that's value to the patient. Karen Litzy (04:02): Oh, absolutely. So I agree with you. It's all about relationships and those relationships, that Alliance that you create with your patient, that patient then goes out and they become your ambassador and not only an ambassador for you, but an ambassador for the profession as a whole. So instead of saying, which we heard today, people say, I went to PT and it was crap and they didn't do anything. But instead, wouldn't it be great if all of us PTs are forming these relationships, are treating patients with the latest evidence, are not wasting people's time, are making people feel better. Or I would even argue making people more functional, getting people to an elite level of sport. And that's what physical therapists can do. And I feel like a lot of patients, if they have gone to a physical therapist and they say, I did, they just put a hot pack on me and then some Estim, then do my exercises. And then I left. And you know who that patient was? My own dad. My own dad was like, well, why would I do that? He's like, I can put a hot pack on at home and go to the gym. Well that's not quite the care that your talking about. Erica Meloe (05:21): Right. So that was your dad. So you know, he would never say anything to you like you know he would not basically say, you know, all physical therapists are like that because you're his daughter. So you know, I talk about, you know, building relationship with your patient and your patients. Number one are your advertising or your marketing and your brand. You know, we can spend a lot of money and we, you know, a lot of people do on all of these business courses and that, you know, marketing and the branding and the social media and that's all great. But if you don't have a relationship with your patient, it doesn't matter. Karen Litzy (05:58): What are some tips that you can give to the listeners to create a good relationship with your patient. Erica Meloe (06:03): But say, you know, and I speak from experience and seeing other therapists work over my years, go the extra mile for your patient. Go. There are many times in patients, for example, they're going, they'll email me, they'll text me and on weekends and I answer those text messages and I answer those emails and they are like, thank you so much for answering an email on a weekend. And yes, that's a very basic example, but actually matters to these people. Karen Litzy (06:37): Well, the basics matter. That's the simple little things that you can do that takes two seconds of your time. Erica Meloe (06:45): And also just listening to your patients. And yes, I do have a tendency to run a bit late when I see patients, but I will tell you, Karen's laughing cause you know, but if someone asks you a question and you're 10 minutes late for your next patient, you don't just say, I can't answer it now. You know, and this is obvious, but that patient, they may have gotten a hundred percent better with you, but they're, Oh, they're going to remember it. That last encounter. You need to make every encounter matter, whether it's listening to the patient, whether it's you know, listening to them about something that's unrelated to physical therapy. And going that extra mile. And asking the patient, you know, what do you want from this relationship? It's a relationship and it's a trusting relationship. And, once again, you know all the branding is fabulous, but they're your voice. Karen Litzy (07:49): Yeah, absolutely. And I think it's also important to remember that this isn't a relationship of you being above your patient. It's a partnership relationship. Erica Meloe (08:07): And what do partnerships do? You know, they give and they take and there's a sacrifice, but I would offer this advice is your patient is your patient for life. Right? It's like that lifespan practitioner that we talked about so often and they should be treated as such. For example, when they leave your office for, let's say you've seen them for 10 visits, their back pain's gone and they're kind of good to go, but they're not really, once again, we don't discharge patients, you just, you know, see them and then they come back whenever they've got something else going on. It's not a word I like to use that. It's funny, I often say I don't use discharge anymore. I actually say you know, I'll see you if you have any other problems, just just come on back and I will keep in touch. I actually think using direct mail, and I've tried this, said this before really helps. Erica Meloe (08:52): I actually send birthday cards out and thank you cards and thank you cards after I have a a new patient, I will send a thank you card. Thank you so much. Nice meeting you. And patients are saying they come back and they're like, that was a great touch. I really appreciated your card. Honestly go into your database. I’d get an Excel spreadsheet of all your birthdays of all their patients birthdays. It is an easy thing to do and then just note them down and write them, go on a Sunday, spend an hour and a half doing that. It will matter. I know, it's funny because I had an assistant of mine do that and I was like, Oh, she has a birthday very similar to mine and you know, and, and they actually do appreciate that. Erica Meloe (09:37): And you know, I've been a patient myself and I, you know, we hope we can get the odd email and everybody's about, you know, the email marketing. Yes. However, it's not the same. Karen Litzy: No, it's definitely not the same. And, and I also can appreciate those tips that you just gave, listening to the patient, sending a birthday card, a thank you card and helping them kind of understand what we do and taking the time for them. These are not huge things. You don't need a certification for it. You don't have to spend money for it unless you get a stamp or something. It's very easy, accessible ways for everyone to enhance that relationship. Erica Meloe (10:33): Right. I think someone mentioned today that you might not be the best therapist in the world, but if you've developed a relationship with your patient, that's golden. And I received something from one of my coaches recently and it was a card and it said the best is yet to come. And I was like, Whoa. I was so touched by that. And it took her what, maybe five minutes to write that and not even, and that, and I remember that. I remember that. And when someone is sending that to you before you have to renew a coaching program or before you have to do something, I'm going to renew. I'm going, of course I'm going to renew because that was a great touch. You know, that's the customer service that people forget that we actually need to do in our field. Karen Litzy: Well, it makes you feel quite simply that you matter. Yes. And isn't it great that we as physical therapists can give to our patients the gift that they matter because they might not be getting that elsewhere. So if you can do that for your patient, they're your brand ambassador for life. Erica Meloe (11:20): Absolutely. You know, and when I started early on, you know, as a business owner, I was actually afraid to ask my patients for referrals. You know, I really was. And to this day it still is hard, but it comes out a bit easier now, you know, if you know of anybody else that could need my services, I really enjoy treating the difficult patients. Just, you know, send them my way and it comes out easier that way and we all have a different view, but they fade like you, you will do that. Karen Litzy (11:54): And I remember thinking to myself, Oh, I don't want to do that. It sounds so slimy. Like used car salesman. I don't want to do that. I don't want to be that person. And I remember somebody saying to me, but you're not slimy. So it would never come out that way. So if you're not slimy and gross and you ask someone, Hey, listen, I love doing this. If you know someone, definitely send them my way. I'm accepting new patients anytime. Like it's only slimy I think if you're a slime ball. Erica Meloe (12:17): Exactly. And it comes out very you know, with integrity, right? And it's not, of course not because, and if you say it with the passion, like you just did, you know, I love to treat these patients. I love to treat patients just like you. How special is that, right? That you make them feel special and they'll be like, Oh, of course, you know, it's like asking for reviews on a podcast. Oh, I didn't know I had to write a review. You know, can you write me a review? Boom. They don't understand it. And I think that is a good relationship. And once they realize that you'll be in the top of their brain and then they're going to be like, well, that experience was very valuable to me. You know, the birthday cards, the, just developing the rapport, rapport and just establishing relationships that, where it's a, you know, a given a take, but it's almost like a marriage in a way. I mean I'm not married and I certainly know I'm experiencing that, but when you have business partners or podcast partners, it's a given a take. And the ones that last the longest are the ones that, that work together. They collaborate. That's the best recipe for success. Karen Litzy (13:24): Right? And exactly what Erica just described is how we as physical therapists can help the general public know what we do, right? So it goes back to the thing that gets Erica every time is people don't know what we do, but there are what 300,000 physical therapists in the United States? It's a lot of people. And so if we can make a difference with every person, then can that cause a little ripple that can become a wave. Erica Meloe (13:50): Right. And I would also urge patient physical therapist to go to conferences that are not physical therapy related. Go to a leadership conference, go to a medical writing conference. Go to an urology conference or a women's health conference or that's the wheel. You'll develop relationships and you'll be the brand ambassador cause you'll be the only physical therapist there. Karen Litzy (14:23): Very true. Right. Great advice. Well what are the big things that you want the listeners to take away from this? Erica Meloe (14:29): That it's the small things that really matter. It's kindness. That's my word of the year by the way. I remember had the word of the year, that's my word of the year. Kindness. It's the little things that matter. Sometimes we need to go back to business 101 like direct mail that actually does work. You know, it really does. That's the main thing. And don't be afraid to collaborate with nonphysical therapist acupuncture as they're developing a relationship there. Cause you will educate them, you really will. And you have to be passionate about this. If you don't, if you're not as passionate about it as I am, you'll do it like half assed in a way. And you know, so, but start with your patients and pick a few patients you really like and you, you know, send birthday cards, send thank you cards, do it for one or two months and see if you get any return on your $1 investment. It's nothing. Karen Litzy (15:27): Great advice. And now what advice would you give to yourself knowing where you are now in your life and in your career? What advice would you give to you as a new grad right out of PT school? Erica Meloe (15:40): Stop overthinking. I analyze, overanalyze everything and that's good and bad. And I think that if I were coming out of PT school right now, it's not the latest and greatest social media course or marketing course or branding course. You could easily do those via YouTube. I mean, and obviously, you know, but it's really about what are your strengths? We talked about this at the women in PT summit. You need to play to your strengths. Like I like to problem solve. That's one of my strengths and so I would suggest anybody coming out of PT school, do a deep dive into what your strengths are, there's many StrengthFinders is a great one. I would really do a deep dive into looking at what your strengths are and play off of those. Get really good at those and you will find ways to apply those in physical therapy. Karen Litzy (16:36): Fabulous. And where can people find you? Erica Meloe (16:38): Oh gosh. Online. We've got an Ericameloe.com my velocityphysiony.com and I'm in New York city right across from Bloomingdale's and all my Facebook, Twitter, Ericameloe. My podcast with my wonderful cohost, Susan Clinton. Tough to treat. And my book, Why do I hurt? Discover the surprising connections that caused physical pain and what to do about them. That's on Amazon, Barnes and noble Karen Litzy (16:50): Awesome. And just so everyone knows, we will have links to all of Erica's information under this episode at podcast.healthywealthysmart.com so Erica, thank you so much. Thanks so much for listening and have a great couple of days and stay healthy, wealthy, and smart. Thanks for listening and subscribing to the podcast! Make sure to connect with me on twitter, instagram and facebook to stay updated on all of the latest! Show your support for the show by leaving a rating and review on Apple Podcasts!
2019 has come to a close. A lot of immigration challenges have been developing over the last year or more, and things may seem difficult sometimes. How do we cope with these difficulties when working towards moving to the United States? It can seem difficult sometimes, especially in this current political climate. Denials of visas have increased, as have requests for more evidence. Not all is lost, though. This week, host Kaushik Ranchod reflects upon 2019 and the changes that have come, he also talks about the importance of gratitude and being thankful what we have, and how that can have a positive effect on us.
On this episode Abadesi talks to Elias Torres, co-founder and CTO of Drift. He co-founded the company with David Cancel, a longtime collaborator. They have achieved smashing success so far, and Elias’s personal story of moving to the United States from Nicaragua and working at McDonald’s while simultaneously finishing high school and learning English is one you don’t want to miss.In this episode they talk about...Elias’s longtime partnership with David Cancel“He [David Cancel, co-founder of Drift] knew a lot more than I did and that was another good thing. If you look at Paul Allen and Bill Gates, Paul was older than Bill. That experience drew Bill to Paul and that’s something I like about David. He’s built many more companies than me. He’s always been in startups.”David Cancel is Elias’s co-founder at Drift and this is definitely not their first venture together. Elias talks about how they have been able to work so well across several different companies and how their partnership mirrors that of Paul Allen and Bill Gates. He also talks about the scary moments when he left his job to start a company in 2008 while the stock market was tanking during the financial crisis. What it was like growing up in Nicaragua and moving to the United States“It’s people. People have helped me. I look back and in high school I had a teacher who asked me to join math club. That exposed me to kids who were applying to places I heard called Dartmouth and Princeton, but I didn’t know what that is.”Elias grew up in Nicaragua and moved to the US as a teenager. He suddenly found himself in high school in the United States with a very different set of possibilities open to him. He also talks about how he ended up with his first computer and how that led to him getting into programming. It’s safe to say that when he was young, he didn’t see himself in the position that he is in now. He talks about some of the people who helped get him there and how Drift is giving back to help underprivileged people.A CTO’s tips on hiring and why he spends an hour a month fielding support queries“The recruiting process has to be personal. It has to be about conversations. Engineers are the most sough-out profession in the world. So you’re never going to hire someone that applies. You should not be spending your time there. You have to go and find the people you want.“Elias has a unique perspective on hiring engineers from his perch as CTO at Drift, so he explains how they think about hiring, why diversity is an integral part of their company, and why he looks for engineers who are also extroverted like he is. They are also not afraid to get into the weeds at Drift, with their engineers putting in time talking to customers to get a feel for what the end-user truly needs.Growing revenue from zero to eight figures in under twenty-four months“I went into Boston and asked founder friends of mine: ‘do you want to use my product?’ When I was a kid I went out there and sold mangoes from a tree carrying a basket with my mangoes. I went the same way door-to-door asking for twenty dollars. I got my first five to ten customers like that.”Drift grew from nothing in revenue to eight figures (!) in under twenty-four months. Aba asks how they managed to create such explosive growth and Elias talks about why SaaS businesses are so special and why they are a great way to grow revenue. He shares his best tips for makers looking to earn from their product, including not being afraid to charge, making sure you increase prices, and why to bring in salespeople early.We’ll be back next week so be sure to subscribe on Apple Podcasts, Google Podcasts, Spotify, Breaker, Overcast, or wherever you listen to your favorite podcasts.
Listen to the podcast at this link, or view the article on our website www.bernielies.com Yesterday, Bernie Sanders gave an interview on the very popular Joe Rogan Experience podcast. After suffering through 31 minutes of the interview, we pinpointed 9 grossly manipulative statistics commonly spewed by B.S. 1. "Healthcare is a yuman right" People need proper healthcare, don't get us wrong. With that in mind, can you say that healthcare is a "right?" What does it mean to have a right to something? You have a right to life, right? But that only means that you have a right to not have that life taken from you by an outside actor. The right to life does not mean that you have the right to force a doctor to perform a service for you. You would think that the right to life would mean that you also have a right to food(considering 100% of the population would die without food). Do you have a right to food? No. Don't believe me? Try going into your local grocery store, filling up your cart, and then leaving. Better yet, go to your local farmers land, and pick any amount of food you need. Then leave. You have the right to not be killed, but you do not have the right to force a service provider to perform a service for you. It is a basic principle that you cannot have a "right" to someone else time. That's called slavery. 2. "Canada's healthcare costs are half as much as the United States" It is true that their total "costs" reported per capita is half. But what is behind the costs that are reported? In the US it is common place to receive a bill for $25,000 from just the surgeon on a medical procedure. Who pays that $25k? No one. In reality, the hospital or the surgeon are going to write a large portion of that expense off. If it isn't written off, they must have received a payment from the insurance company, but the insurance has a "contractual adjustment" on that bill- meaning they don't pay the full amount. The problem? That $25k is the price used in Bernie's statistic. In reality, total out of pocket costs for healthcare in 2017 was $318 billion. Far less than the $3.5 trillion statistic used by do-gooder politicians. Healthcare is too expensive, but experience has shown us that US government is not the entity to resort to if you want to decrease the cost of something. 3. His fight is stifled because lobbyists for drug companies are spreading misinformation. No. The bulk of people disagree with Bernie's plan because we all have access to a calculator on our phones. 4. Costs are up because of profit- last year the top 10 drug companies made $69 billion. Blaming "profit" for higher costs is a long-time go to for socialists/marxists. "Bloodsuckers, vampires, plunderers of the people and profiteers who fatten on famine." Vladamir Lenin prior to killing upwards of one million "Kulaks" in 1920's Russia. The $69 billion in profit made by the drug companies sounds like a lot of money, and it is, but it is absolutely nothing in relation to the cost of healthcare. If you were going to use the $3.5 trillion number used by Bernie sanders, then the profit of the drug companies represents .00001 of the cost in healthcare. 1/10,000th of the cost. Literally Elizabeth Warren is more Native American than drug companies' profit is a portion of healthcare costs. That's $197 for each person in the US last year. People are not struggling because the drug companies made $197 in profit from their drugs. In relation, you probably pay $130 per year just for Netflix. 5. Medicare has been a success, and people love it. If you look at a graph of healthcare expenditures year over year, you'll see the price line skyrocket --- Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/goodmorningliberty/support
Jeff & Will talk about their upcoming trip to New York City for the Romance Writers of America national conference and reveal the news that they will be among the presenters at the RITA Awards ceremony on Friday, July 26. Will reviews The Masterpiece by Bonnie Dee while Jeff reviews a book Bonnie co-wrote with Summer Devon called The Nobleman and the Spy. Jeff interviews Michael Vance Gurley about his new YA steampunk novel Absolute Heart (Infernal Instruments of the Dragon #1). Michael discusses the inspiration behind the story, what he did to build the world it takes place in and what he hopes for the trilogy. He also talks about what's coming up next for him. Complete shownotes for episode 198 along with a transcript of the interview are at BigGayFictionPodcast.com. Interview Transcript - Michael Vance Gurley This transcript was made possible by our community on Patreon. You can get information on how to join them at patreon.com/biggayfictionpodcast. Jeff: Welcome Michael to the podcast, or back to the podcast I should say. Michael: I'm super excited. Thanks for having me Jeff. Jeff: Yeah. We were talking before I hit the record button that we last had you on in Episode 42 and now we are at 198, it's kind of crazy. So like you did the first time we had you on, you've come up with a book that I didn't even know I needed to read when I first got to read it. So you've got this YA book called 'Absolute Heart'. It's the first book in the 'Infernal Instruments of the Dragon' series. Tell everybody what this is about, both the book and the series behind it. Michael: 'Absolute Heart' is above all else a steampunk book. It's an adventure set in a world where clockwork powered England - in 1880s Victorian era England - is at war, a sort of Cold War, when we first pick up the series, against the Magically Powered Ireland who's been kind of besieged by the Brotherhood of the mage. It's a clock. It's a warlock group that is sort of made the queen subservient to them in ways you have to find out when you read it. And it's really the story about two boys. Gavin the high councilman's son from England and his friends, following him when he has these terrible secrets - he thinks they're terrible - and when they're found out he could be executed for them, for at least one of them. So he does what all teenagers do when they have something awful happen and they think they're gonna get trouble, he runs away and his friend, his best friend Landa who's an art officer, which is a mechanic, a computer engineer and she's a powerful female character that I'm really proud of. And she has his back and challenges him and calls him foolish when he's foolish and she goes with him and some other people who have their own agendas on this quest. Then the other side, the Brotherhood, sends Orion of Oberon who is a young warlock of immense power because he's the nephew of the ailing Irish Queen. They send him off to get the most powerful weapon in the world - the dragon stones and there's a lot of mystery and history about the dragon stones and what they are and what they can actually do, but they want them to end this war in their favor. So of course they have a meet cute, or at least I hope people think it's a meet cute. They have to decide like, are they going to get together? Will they/won't they? Of course, there's the will they/won't they thing. I'm really excited about the steampunk adventure and it sets off and is set to be a trilogy so I'm really excited about that, and hopefully people will like it - the inclusion of fairies and the air steamships and all the wonder that is steampunk. Jeff: Steampunk it's so not really anything I read... I dabble in it periodically, but something about Gavin and Orion and the bad ass friend you gave Gavin. Full disclosure to the listeners, I read a very early draft of this. You have a lot going on in book one, what you've parroted back now, into a more condensed story, but how did all this coalesce and come together and what was the inspiration? Michael: You really should pat yourself on the back because your viewers should know that you read an early ARC and gave me notes, and edited, and really kind of dissected it for me - like, wherever it was messy you, like a good editor said, "That's messy." The research starts with reading steam punk books and reading a lots of YA, which is of course a terrible addiction of mine. In reading all of that steampunk and finding those characters that you like, and you want to write about - because I use Scrivener, you have the photo option to put your vision of the characters, the places, the ships - you put photos in there and I work with a split screen so I can always reference that, so I never really lose track of it. But yeah, it was great looking into all that steampunk stuff and going into like Cassandra Claire's 'Clockwork Angels' series or Scott Westerfield's 'Leviathan' series. And if I can get even a little bit of that spirit I'll be really happy. But it starts with loving steampunk. You really should write what you know and write what you love. I've never been an airship captain but I love reading about them and I love that whole idea. And you know, thinking about like 'Leviathan', that series has a powerful gender bending quality to it, with the girl because she has to, dresses like a boy and acts like a boy in order to have a career - and I love that. I hope I've engendered Landa with that a little bit as well. Jeff: What went into creating your world of magic in Ireland and steam power and clockwork in England, because there's so much that you can pull from to create the steampunk universe. What was your decision to make these things your universe? Michael: Steampunk is - one of the amazing things about it is, an amazing thing about worldbuilding as well, is you can go with historical fiction. You know, like my first book and it's wonderfully creative but you're also stuck with... you can't lie. It's historical fiction, you can make up characters and you can make up some things, but really if you get too far away from reality, people stop believing in what you're writing about with historical fiction. At least I think so. I stuck with the roaring 20s pretty well and that kind of thing. Steampunk is like a little bit to where you're in the 1880s Victorian era. But then you have these advances and you can get creative and wild and all of that. A lot of that came from traveling for me too, like I've traveled to Ireland and I kissed the Blarney Stone, which of course means I'm full of B.S. I guess, the gift gab you know. And then I went to England and I went to Stonehenge and I played around amongst all of the hinges there, because that's where they keep them, and how a lot of fun. And the idea of the magic stones and power and Irish magic and castles - and then of course the troubles with the war between Northern Ireland and England - and I just rolled that back 40 years or so, and brought all that magic and the Stones and the power, I brought all that together and that's really where the idea came from. I also wrote a comic book like 20 years ago that had a lot of the fantasy stuff in it and it never got published but I tweaked it and changed it throughout the years. You can almost say that this part of this book- the backstory, the fantasy magic side - is about 20 years in the making, which I guess makes this a labor of love. Jeff: That's very cool that it goes back quite that far. Michael: Makes me feel old saying it out loud. Jeff: You could have had the idea when you were 5 or 6. What do we have to look forward to as the as the trilogy progresses - without obviously spoiling anything necessarily - but what can you kind of hint at about the story arc? Michael: Well, you know I'm a big fan of sci-fi, and Steampunk is really an offshoot of sci-fi in a way, or vice versa I guess. But, you know 'Star Wars' originally was 'Star Wars' and then they added 'A New Hope' to the title when they were like, "Well, you know Darth Vader is still out there." I mean, you know they gave Luke and Han Solo some medals. But, you know, then you get Darth Vader out there. So I love that idea of there's always more. If you look for it, if you see the little bits, like there's actually Darth Vader and an emperor... we're still at war guys, so come back for 'Empire', and guess what, it's going to get darker and worse and that's really kind of what's happening here - the book sort of gives you an ending but - and I think so does every book [in the series]. It has an ending, but it really isn't. If you're reading it, you know there's a lot more that's about to come down, and we might lose some people along the way, and maybe find some new people that you love, who's together might not always be together. Jeff: So with everything, between the magic and the clockwork and the steam and everything, your story, your book bible for this must be huge. Michael: I used this great British author named Ellen Gregory who did some high seas adventure, and she read an early Edit 2 and gave me some criticisms - which I kept calling British-isms - and gave me some pointers in that, and we were joking about that too, that I have one hundred pages on the parts of a ship... hundreds of pages and you could just bore people to death writing about that. It's like giving that little bit to make it believable, and make it feel fantastic or whatever, and then let it go. And then I just use that incredible knowledge about mid ships and jibs at parties. I can talk about all that stuff at a party now, but you don't put too much worldbuilding in, but it is fun. I do have lots of stuff, like when I'm writing, there's fairies in the book and I did so much research about Oberon, the king of the fairies and all that history. And then my amazing editor Dawn Johnson at Dreamspinner/Harmony Ink - I mean the whole team has been amazing, and each person has challenged me. Which is really part of the deal, you have to kill your darlings right? You have to allow some of your characters to change with some of the professional feedback. And so, anyway, I was able to use that research and pull it in and I still miss stuff, and some of those editors were like, "Hey, you know the name of that person? Shouldn't it be this, for this reason historically?" I'm like, "Yep, I don't know what I was thinking." You know, And so it really takes a village, you know. Jeff: What do you hope people get out of this book? Michael: What I'm hoping to get out of it is enough people interested to get a whole trilogy out of it and to get an audio book. I really want to hear this story come alive - the swashbuckling adventure come alive. I hope people get entertainment out of it. I hope they feel empowered and maybe challenged on their beliefs a little bit, which is, you know, a lofty goal. And it sounds like hubris to say it, but I hope people read it and see the LGBTQ+ world is just like everything else. It's steeped in mystery, and history, and great characters with amazing depth, capable of heroic acts and terrible evils, and everything in between. You know, some people will write a character and be afraid to make the gay character or the trans character do something horrible, but that's wrong. They have to do everything that everyone else does in order to make it real. And so I'm hoping people will forgive me if I do something horrible to a character, or make them do something terribly wicked... you know, mustache twirling - and not, of course, hate the straight characters that do bad things as well. Jeff: Right. Now, you kept a lot of this book in your family, in some ways too, because your husband Jason Buren did the cover and interior art - and the cover is gorgeous. Michael: Thank you. I love the art. Jeff: How did he come to get involved in it an what was it like collaborating with him on those elements? Michael: Well, Jason's an amazing artist and graphic designer. We actually worked on the first one together and we worked on comic books together and what I realized through it - honestly working with Dawn and the great editors, kind of makes you realize some things - you have to back up and state your vision. Say what you want. Show covers of things you like, and things you don't like, and then not micromanage it. Because then what you're going to get is my artistry, which I'm a writer you know, not technically a graphic artist. So you really get your best work if you let the artist kind of figure it out and that's what happened. I let go of the reins of both books and I think that the covers are amazing, if I do say so myself. I think this cover is so exactly what I wanted to be, and I was unable to say it out loud. And that's what a good artist should do in the interiors too. I wanted so badly to have chapter art and I know that people don't have to let you do stuff like that, but [my publisher] Dreamspinner was so amazing. I pitched this idea of clockwork meets fantasy with the Dragon Wing and the clockwork gears together So I'm so excited to show some of that together with the dragon wings with the mixture. Anyway I'm so excited and geek about it. I even got a little gears as text breaks in the art, in the books, it's really fun. It's really gorgeous. But you, know let go and see what happens. That's the idea. Jeff: When you were here in Episode 42, we were talking about a historical m/m hockey romance called 'The Long Season'. This is a total departure. Unless you can talk about the fact that you're dealing with historical times. Had you always seen in your career switching genres so completely? Michael: You know that's a great question. I want to challenge myself to do something completely different every time. And so, like being a new writer, writing historical fiction was crazy. That's too much to take on. I said, "Well, whatever. It's a labor of love, you know?" So then for my second novel, a trilogy? Themed like science fiction? Like, "Oh you're crazy, that's too much. You're not going to handle it." And who knows what we'll see. The first one got picked up, thank you Dreamspinner and I'm super excited about it. I want to challenge myself and I love that genre. So I say, let's do something completely different. People ask me about doing a sequel of 'The Long Season'. We're doing another hockey book. You know, I'm really proud of the fact that I wrote a character, Maggie in 'The Long Season' who was Brett's best friend. Turns out Bret's best friend started off with John Paul, which I'm really proud that people want a Maggie story and I think that's amazing. Who knows when that might happen. I might do that. My grandmother certainly, when she read it before she passed away, she said it can't end here and she's right... another story. And I did all that roaring 20s research... who knows, I might go back, but I want to challenge myself to do something different. I could write another hockey book because I love it and I love the whole romance side of it and who knows. Jeff: I was thinking you need to find a way to introduce hockey into the Infernal Instruments universe. Michael: I mean, there might be some sports related in there a little bit, but like medieval hockey? That would be fun. I mean the 1880s isn't too far away from Lord Stanley, so they could theoretically run into Lord Stanley somewhere. You know that can happen. Good idea. Jeff: Do you foresee more in this universe, potentially if the if the trilogy works out and is successful? Michael: Yeah. I mean, you know, I think it's set up perfectly for a TV show. That's huge right. But I've even thought about - I have a friend who's a game designer and I even thought about... man, that would be amazing. That whole steampunk idea is a huge world and you'll see in book two, the world's even bigger than you see in book one because it's a world at war. It's a world half conquered by clockwork powered England and half conquered by magic powered Ireland. So everywhere you go France, and Germany, and Africa, and potentially the United States. Are they even the United States? It's a huge world, so the stories could go anywhere. You know I think of like, Gideon Smith books. 'Gideon Smith and the Mechanical Girl' I think the first is called. They, at some point, they end up in an airship going to the United States, and the Wild West, and Egypt, and all kinds of things. Steampunk is open. Jeff: I hope that just keeps going and expanding. So what's coming up next for you? Are you done with book two or are still writing on the trilogy ,and can you look beyond this first trilogy? What's next? Michael: Well, interestingly enough, it goes back to your last question. Books two and three, the trilogy, has a beginning, middle, and end in my head. Of course there could be more after that, much like 'The Long Season', but in my mind I've already started about halfway through writing a third completely different genre book, challenging myself with something completely different, which is a contemporary YA book built on my travels to Antarctica. So it's a YA, two young people who meet and fall in love on a cruise to Antarctica. Sort of a travelog and what happens, and the interesting things, and people, and penguins that they see. I won't give away too much, meaning - that's what I'm in the middle of now. Jeff: That's exciting. A little something new there. Again, totally disparate, but you mentioned what you want to keep mixing it up. Michael: So yeah. And we'll see how that works out. I'm working with a gender nonconforming character, which is really new for me, it's taken lots of research to get intersectionality in the forefront of the book, you know not as a ploy, but as a reality of the world that we live in, and people that need representation. So I'm really excited about that. Jeff: Hurry up and write that please. Michael: All right. Hopefully, if you're willing, you'll probably see it before anybody else as a proofreader. Jeff: What's the best way for folks to keep up with you online, to keep up is as 'Infernal Instruments' continues and this new contemporary book starts to take shape? Michael: If they go to my full name - MichaelVanceGurley.com. Go on there and there'll be links to my two book sites and to my Instagram, they can go to Captain Rhetoric on Instagram and find me, that's where I write self-involved book reviews where hopefully people care about what I think about these amazing books that I read, and travel pictures, and just little bits like that, not too much of me, just sort of what I see about the world. I like to do that on Instagram and that's the best way to keep up with me. Jeff: Well I wish you the best of success with 'Absolute Heart'. It's been great to talk to you a little bit about it. And when that contemporary is done you'll have to come on back. Book Reviews Here's the text of this week's book reviews: The Masterpiece by Bonnie Dee. Reviewed by Will.The Masterpiece by Bonnie Dee is a makeover story with Pygmalionthemes in a historical setting. Essentially, an irresistible gay version of My Fair Lady. The story centers on a guy named Arthur. He is the well-to-do gentleman in this particular scenario and, one day, he's out enjoying the good life with his bestie, a guy named Granville. Occasionally Arthur calls Granville, “Granny” and it totally cracked me up. Granville believes very heavily in the British class system. Arthur is a little more modern in views. He feels that if a man has the wherewithal and can pull himself up by his bootstraps, he can achieve anything with his life, no matter where he was born on the ladder of social hierarchy. In order to prove their different theories, they set a wager, and that bet involves Joe the shoeshine boy. Arthur must make Joe a gentleman in six weeks. It is there that he will make his debut at the biggest party of the social season. Joe moves in with Arthur who is very glad that to realize that Joe is not only very smart and very kind, he is hardworking and interested in bettering himself. Joe is undertaking this particular makeover because he has dreams of owning his own men's shop one day - with a focus on finely crafted shoes. They get down to work and, after spending several days studying and learning which fork to use, they decide to get some fresh air. So they go for a constitutional in the park where they unfortunately run into Granville, who's like escorting some demure young ladies. Joe does very in his first unexpected like test. Arthur and Joe now realize that they have definite feelings for one another. Their next test comes during an evening at the theater where they unfortunately run into Granville yet again (this dude's everywhere). Granville has befriended a professor of linguistics, and Arthur knows that Granville is only befriending this schlub because he plans on bringing the linguist to the party to expose Joe as some sort of lower-class fraud. Joe handles the situation admirably. He's proving himself time and time again, but Granny is not going to give up. He makes sure that Arthur's family is invited to the big soiree, and his family comes to stay, making it nearly impossible to have any alone time with Joe. Finally, the big evening arrives and everything goes swimmingly. Joe is tested but everyone is really charmed and quite taken by him. When it comes to Pygmalionstories there is usually a point in the narrative where the Eliza Doolittle character has to wonder if the professor is in love with her, or the person that she's pretending to be. We kind of skip over that in this particular story because it's really obvious that Arthur and Joe are like completely into one another. What ends up happening is that Joe feels guilty, his conscious getting the better of him. All these lords and ladies and debutantes are remarkably kind to him, and he feels genuinely bad that he's pulling the wool over their eyes. That guilt eventually leads him to leave Arthur's house sooner, rather than later. Arthur and Joe try to figure out how can they make their relationship work, but they can’t. Even though they've essentially won the bet and they've proven their point, the fact is that the class system is still very much a thing and the two of them are from two different worlds. Joe packs his bags and leaves and Arthur ends up going to India. He has been convinced by his brother and his father that he has to finally grow up and take part in the family business. While he's away, Joe uses the money that he earns from the bet and opens his own shop. When Arthur finally arrives back in England, there's a big declaration of love scene because they realize they are both utterly and completely miserable without one another. And they both vow to find some way that they're going to make it work. I really, really loved this book an awful lot. I loved these two characters that Bonnie Dee created I was rooting for them the entire time. The Nobleman and the Spy by Bonnie Dee & Summer Devon. Reviewed by Jeff & Will.Jeff: Bonnie and Summer are both new to me authors. The Nobleman and the Spy, which I would call a second-chance romantic suspense historical, was a complete delight full of intrigue and some steaming hot sex. Solider-turned-British spy Jonathan Reese is assigned to keep watch over German Karl von Binder. Jonathan knows Karl all too well because during the war Karl spared Jonathan’s life. It doesn’t take much for Jonathan to lose focus on his mission and pay attention to the man who has come back into his life. He’s also aware that he cares too much for Karl to allow anything to happen to him, despite the fact that his orders as the mission begins are a bit mixed if he should allow the man to be killed or not. Karl, despite the forbidden attraction to Jonathan, tries to keep the spy at length, sure that he can protect himself. As evidence piles up though that there’s someone on Karl’s trail, the two end up working together trying to figure out who’s behind it. It’s a tangled web that I didn’t quite believe even as it was all falling into place. The resolution was certainly something I’d never anticipated as I tried to solve it as I read along. It was quite a thrill. I loved the feel of this book. In often reminded me of a childhood favorite TV show, Wild Wild West, which was set in the same time period of the mid 1860s. While this isn’t set in the American west with some strange characters as villains, the time period comes through loud and clear in a rich setting and how the characters carry themselves. I also liked how Karl and Jonathan recognized that they couldn't give in to their attraction but the more they couldn't give into it the more they really want to. And then when they got together it was so intense. Narrator Todd Scott I have to say does a terrific job with the entire story but the sex scenes…off the charts! Will: What really struck me and what I enjoyed the most is that it's essentially a bodyguard trope and it has all the different things that go along with that but in a historical setting. So it was sexy and it was fun and there's lots of adventure and action. I really enjoyed this one as well. Jeff: Calling out the bodyguard trope is really appropriate. But what makes it a little different, at least to me, is that Karl doesn't really want to be guarded. But Jonathan certainly takes that role because he keeps reinserting himself even where he's taken off the case. He wants to keep Karl safe at all costs. So, yes, we both highly recommend The Nobleman and the Spy by Bonnie Dee and Summer Devon.
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Rob actually managed to get a day off from work, so he set about clearing out the archives. This episode was originally recorded in late November 2018. In this episode of Half-Hour Liberty Hour, Brett and Rob discuss the results of the recent statewide election in Oregon and the local election in Portland (SPOILER ALERT: It went badly for liberty lovers). The guys discuss: The reelection of "Corrupt Kate" Brown as governor The Super-Majority now held by Democrats in the state government OR Measure 102 Bonds for affordable housing OR Measure 103: Ban on grocery and soda taxes OR Measure 104: Change tax raising threshold from 3/5 to 2/3 OR Measure 105: Repeal of Oregon's Sanctuary State status OR Measure 106: Banning public funds for abortion Portland Measure 26-201: Gross revenues tax The state of Oregon suing the President of the United States It was almost as if the Dynamically Drunken Duo were looking into a crystal ball in this episode. Since the turn of 2019, the Oregon Democrat Super-Majority has completely gone off the rails. From new taxes, to massive unfunded mandates, to weak PERS reform, to the nation's first statewide rent control law, there is nothing to stop this out-of-control government. Oregon has set its path, possibly irreversibly, toward bankruptcy and economic collapse. Resources Mentioned In This Episode: Nullification by Tom Woods This Episode's Drink of Choice: Elijah Craig Small Batch Kentucky Straight Bourbon Whiskey
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Cobie Rutherford and Dr. John Long welcome guest and MSU Extension’s ATV Safety expert, Brad Staton. Transcript: Announcer: This is 4H4U2, a podcast from the Mississippi State University Extension Service, promoting 4-H programs and positive youth development. Here now your hosts, Dr. John Long and Cobie Rutherford. John Long: Alright man. Welcome to yet a, another, a podcast of 4H4U2. How is everybody doing today? Cobie Rutherford: Man? It's a lovely day outside. I'm so happy to be here today. John. John Long: We are so glad to have a, I don't know if you want to call it fellow, well coworker, fellow beard brother. Uh, even though I call it, Cobie Rutherford: I feel a little left out without the beard. John Long: Right. You know, Hey, I'm, I'm losing it on top. Big time. Hey can, it's not too late. He's got a good head of hair. So, you know, I'm jealous. I'm jealous of Cobie. Um, but Brad with ATV safety is here. And um, Brad and well all of us kind of work in kind of the corner, I guess I'm the outsider. My office is a little bit further away from everybody else's, but Brad's going to talk to us about ATV safety and that's something extremely important as we all know. Um, and I guess we just want to start out by saying brand. Tell us a little bit about yourself, uh, where you come from and, and, uh, how you got involved with the, the 4-H ATV safety. Brad Staton: Oh, that's a good question. Yeah, let's see if I can answer. Um, well, uh, I'm from Alabama originally. Um, went to school at Auburn university. My wife got a professorship at Mississippi State, and here we are. Um, I just kind of looked into the 4-H, uh, position and I guess I like what I'm doing so I'm still here. John Long: Good, good. And kids. Brad Staton: Yep. Yeah. Love worked with kids. John Long: And have some yourself? Brad Staton: Yeah, I have some myself. I've got two... John Long: You love 'em so much, you had two. Brad Staton: Yeah, I had two of them and we're not getting anymore. I don't like them that much. John Long: You're like Leanne, she said if we had had our boy first, she wouldn't have had another one. Brad Staton: Well, see, I said the opposite. If we'd have had our girl first, we probably wouldn't have had another one... John Long: Oh, right. Okay. Okay, cool. Cool. But you do like working with kids? Brad Staton: Oh yes, I like working with kids. They're lots of fun and then can be stressful sometimes, but it's worth it in the end. Yeah. Cobie Rutherford: Now Brad, your education training, formal education is in fisheries, right? Brad Staton: Fisheries and wildlife. Cobie Rutherford: Fisheries and wildlife. So it kind of makes sense that ATV kind of goes hand in hand with the hunting and outdoors and kind of seems like a good fit to me. Brad Staton: Yeah. A lot of the jobs I had in the past, you know, required me to, to ride ATVs, you know, through the woods or are on the fish farm, whatever. So, you know, that was kind of my selling point when I applied for the job that, you know, I've, I've driven ATVs, you know, professionally, so to speak, for, for several years before I had this job, John Long: I don't, I don't know. I don't know if any of y'all had three wheelers. Anybody have a three wheeler? Brad Staton: I didn't own one, but I've riden one several times when I was younger. John Long: I had one, I think mine was a 1982 model. It was a 1-10, it was a three wheeler. And I'm going to tell a quick story about my experience. You know, I wanted one bad. Well, I came home and for my birthday there was one sitting in my front yard. I jumped on that thing and took off, you know, no helmet or anything. Right. And, uh, my dad and mom were sitting on the front porch and I took off and I made a loop around the house. Well, I didn't, I couldn't make the turn and I slammed into my dad's truck and I jumped off of it. And I didn't ride it for like probably a day or so. But safety standards are so much different now, uh, and they finally wised up and realized four wheels were better than three, I guess. Brad Staton: Yes. Uh, I don't, I don't know what took them so long to decide that. It kind of seems, you know, obvious now, but it wasn't a thing that was thought of, you know, back in the 80s. John Long: and we had no, no rider safety courses that I was aware of. How old is this program or how young and... Brad Staton: uh, approximately 10 years old I would say. Uh, and I guess we're kind of unique in Mississippi. Uh, many States don't require, you know, various or, many States have different laws. Uh, Mississippi is kind of unique in the fact that we require, you know, riders under 16 to have a safety card through one of the ASI approved, ATV safety Institute approved courses. And we also require riders under 16 to have a helmet on public land. John Long: That's cool. That's cool. Cobie Rutherford: And does that a certification, does that apply to only public land or is that private as well? Brad Staton: Well, the way the law is written, it's only the laws only written for public land. Of course, it's my recommendation, you should have a helmet anytime you get on an ATV. Cobie Rutherford: Yeah, I know. There are times that when, so my story, I had a Kawasaki Bayou 2-10 growing up and that thing would go, it would fearly fly. And of course, uh, John Long: Is that one fairly jacked up, kind of high. Cobie Rutherford: It kind of was, but it wasn't racing one, we used it on the farm and, uh, I would just take off and full speed ahead and, uh, one time I flipped it and, uh, I actually cracked a couple ribs, but, uh, you know, I just, I didn't have on a helmet and it could have been a lot worse, but it's something we didn't think about growing up. John Long: Yeah, we didn't, we definitely didn't think about it. You know, when riding and all, I don't, I guess the term of limitations is going out on right, getting a ticket. But I mean, we rode them all over public roads, too, and didn't think anything about it, you know, and, the funny thing was, is our parents let us do it, you know? Cobie Rutherford: Right. John Long: It's just strange, you know, looking, like Brad said, I don't know why, but looking back... Brad Staton: ...just never crossed our mind. John Long: Right. Brad Staton: You know, to jump in with the, the wrecking stories, I think, I think was my goal in life to wreck in every possible way when I was growing up, we, I, I got one stuck in a tree and we had to cut the tree down to get the four wheeler out. That's a long story. I won't go over it right now. John Long: I want to hear that one, when we're off air. Announcer: One day y. John Long: May not be suitable for air. I don't know. Um, so how large is the ATV safety course in the United States? It's a large... Brad Staton: Yeah, it's large. Uh, you know, based on, you know, when I got trained, I had to go out to Oklahoma for a week to get trained, you know, to teach these classes. And we had people from all over the United States, you know, uh, we had a guy from Oklahoma, Florida, Arkansas, you know, I can't remember where all everybody was from, but I think everybody in the class was from a different state. John Long: Right. Brad Staton: So, you know, in every state kinda varies in their, their methods of, you know, their, uh, programming. John Long: Right, right. And you and I were talking this morning about, um, the, the length of that course and it being a week long. And I asked you if it was much classroom time and you said... Brad Staton: ...no, we didn't spend much time in the classroom. Uh, we'd meet in the class every morning, you know, kind of go over some non-writing top things, you know, how to go into schools and, and get our message across. But now most of the, most of the 40-hour a week or they advertise 40 hours is actually about 60 hours a week. John Long: Right. Brad Staton: But, uh, most of that week was riding four wheelers. We either taught classes or we were the Guinea pigs while other instructors were teaching classes. John Long: And that goes back to like 4-H to learn by doing. Brad Staton: Right. Yeah, that's exactly what that was. The model. No, teach the teachers. John Long: Exactly. Exactly. So with the certification, could you kind of walk us through like your, how you do courses? I know there's kinda like maybe two different type courses you do. I'm talking about as far as the, I know you were telling that doing like a rider course and then being certified to teach or, ... talk about that. Brad Staton: The two main courses that ASI provides, which like I said, that's the ATV safety Institute. It's all the big manufacturers, Honda, Yamaha, Kawasaki, whatnot. They all went together and formed this entity that you know, uh, promotes ATV safety across the nation. Uh, basically they have two levels of courses. Uh, there's the e-course, which is an online computer, uh, course it takes about two hours to complete, uh, that gets you familiar with just the basics of ATV safety and you know, what an ATV is and that kind of thing. And then after you complete the eCourse, you can take the rider course, which is a, a hands-on, you know, half-day class where we put you on an obstacle course with an ATV, and we teach you how to, how to ride it safely and have fun at the same time. John Long: I took, I think I took mine, the rider course, about 11 years ago, and I won't tell you what that was. I don't know how long we were out there, but I had dirt all over me, and I was worn out. I mean, it was, it was very physically taxing on me. Brad Staton: Yeah. People don't go ahead. Announcer: From an adult standpoint, did you take something away from that course, that training? I mean, what did you learn new? John Long: Well, I can tell you this, that, um, I learned that there was a lot of things that I weren't, but I was not doing that I needed to be doing. Normally. And I think Brad, we'll touch on the equipment in a minute. I had probably never worn probably 90% of the, the stuff that, that we were required to wear during the course. And the, I liked the mechanical issues, you know, how are you talking about check this and this every time you got on. That was something I'd never, never done either. So, but it was, it was a lot of um, maneuvering and just kind of experiencing, you know, it was just a different experience for sure. Interesting. What about Brad? What, tell him about equipment. Tell us, tell us about the equipment that's required when you go do the rider course. Brad Staton: Okay. So for my rider course, I require all my students to have, you know, proper gear and then we start off with a helmet and you know, I won't let anybody on a four Wheeler without a helmet. Right. Um, you know, it needs to be a DOT-approved helmet. So like I joke around with my, my kids when I do safety days, you know, bicycle helmets, football helmets, they're just not good enough. You need a real DOT-approved helmet. You know, it's approved for the crash that you potentially could have in the speeds that you'd be traveling on the forehead. John Long: Right. And I am going to just stop right here. We had advisory ATV advisory council. This, this last week one was it, Brad Staton: It was Monday. John Long: I'm telling you, this is crazy. It's been a long week... but anyway, um, and it's for good reason too, I guess, right? Uh, with Congress coming up. But anyway, we had an ATV advisory council, and I found out a very fascinating fact that I never knew before. Cobie, let me ask you this. Yeah. How many times can you drop a helmet on the ground before it becomes ineffective or are that you should not wear it anymore? Cobie Rutherford: Well, John Long: I mean high, Cobie Rutherford: I would say several times, but my, my gut tells me that if you drop it once, it's probably compromised the integrity of it... John Long: That's correct. And Brad, and tell us why that is. I could not believe that Brad Staton: It's not necessarily you look for cracks on the outside of the shell. You know, that's what most people would think if you drop it, and it didn't crack, it should be good. But it's the internal components of the helmet, the foam and whatnot, uh, that could get out of out of line or compressed and never, never really gain that. Uh, foaminess back John Long: Or protective. Protecting your, your uh egg there. Brad Staton: Exactly. So yeah, if you drop your helmet once or you know, especially if you have a crash, you should replace that helmet. That's the recommendation. John Long: That is that, that really, like I said, surprised me because, and it re..., And I'll tell you another thing is it teaches if you're gonna have your kids on an ATV, you need to be careful that they understand that, you know, cause here I am, I'm old and I never knew that. So yeah. Cobie Rutherford: I mean, how many people were tell us in their helmets, in the backs of the trucks are. John Long: exactly. Cobie Rutherford: on the concrete when they get home. Just toss it in the garage. John Long: Yeah, exactly. So what else, what else did you have there? We talk helmet and then I'm a, I'm sorry, I interrupted. Brad Staton: So like I said, helmets, the number one most important piece of equipment. Uh, I preach that all the time. Uh, and then, you know, we go into eye protection next. Uh, you know, if you can't see, you can't drive. John Long: Right. Brad Staton: So, you know, they make goggles that slip over the helmets or you know, even safety glasses will work and you know, shatterproof safety glasses. Just something to protect your eyes from the bugs, you know, dirt, whatever that that may make cause you not to be able to see while you're riding. John Long: People don't think about that, but you just think about like if you're riding whatever, and it's like going down the road and you hit a bug with the windshield, you know, it makes a big splat and you imagine if that hit your eye that you could probably blind you. Brad Staton: Well, I'll, I'll tell you a real quick story about why I'm a believer in eye protection. We were actually riding four wheelers up in Alabama in the mountains of Alabama, so to speak. Uh, and the guy in front of me broke a chain on his four wheeler. John Long: Oh. Brad Staton: And I ended up getting hot sparks in my eye and I had to go to the doctor and have them removed. John Long: Oh goodness. Right. So yeah. Brad Staton: Ever since then, I'm a firm believer in, you know, eye protection, right. John Long: Guarantee you. It's what I say in a 4-H safety. Uh, you only got two and you got to take care of them so you don't get you don't get another one. So, all right. So, uh, we talked about that and then what else? Brad Staton: Okay. Um, and I'll be a little quicker on these other ones. Um, you know, you've got your head protection, your eye protection, the next thing you want to protect is your hands. Uh, you know, wear a good pair of gloves that gives you a good grip on the, on the ATV in case your hands get sweaty or whatever it's wet. And it also, you know, will protect you from briars or you know, branches or stuff like that, if you're driving through, you know, uh, some vegetation or whatnot, right? And then, uh, go on along, I would say long sleeves and long pants both for, you know, protection from limbs, briars, that kind of thing. Or if you did fall off, it's gonna protect you, you know, keep you from getting that road rash type injuries. John Long: Right..; Brad Staton: And then, uh, you know, another thing about the long pants, you know, you're sitting on top of the motor. So if you've got short's on, and you barely touched that muffler or the motor on either side, you know, that's an instant burn. John Long: Right. Brad Staton: But then you think, well, what if I flipped and I've got short's on, and I'm stuck under this for even 30 seconds. It could be, you know, go from just a little burn to a pretty severe burn, pretty quick. John Long: Major, major. Brad Staton: And then the last thing I recommend is where, you know, over the ankle, closed-toed shoes. And that's basically the same reason you want to protect your feet. Uh, you know, both from being burned and from, you know, abrasion type injuries, John Long: Right. Right. Well with, um, with all of that and you know, some people saying, Oh, well, I don't want to wear that because it's so hot and you know, and all this stuff and, you know, I can drive and I don't hear a lot, you know, people say, well, I've been driving my whole life, you know. Well, it's just like anything, if you lose respect for it can hurt you. So, Cobie Rutherford: ...that's right. John Long: Um, I actually, uh, have come up on, in my life, we've come up on two, uh, ATV accidents where fatalities occurred. Both of those were when they were riding them on paved roads and both of them had multiple riders. So what do we preach in, in, uh, in your course Brad? Brad Staton: So, in my view, both of those are, a no-no, uh, ATVs are not designed to ride on the road. Uh, you know, the way that, the way they're set up the tires and whatnot, they don't handle as good on the road. It's really easy to flip, especially at higher speeds. And then I'll, you know, on top of that you've got cars, trucks, 18 wheelers on the roads as well. They're not looking for ATVs, they're too small. And by the time they see you it's usually too late. And then, um, as far as multiple passengers, you know, 99% of the ATVs out there are designed for one person only. If you look at the stickers, there'll be two or three, four stickers on, on one ATV that, that says something to the effect of no passengers. And the reason behind that, you know, the seat is really big. Everybody thinks, you know, let's just pile as many people on here. But to truly be in control of your ATV, you need to be able to move around on that seed and shift your weight, you know, depending on where the turn is or if there's a hill or, or whatnot. Right. So that, that whole seat is yours. You don't have enough room to share it with someone else. John Long: Right. And you, you may not realize it until it's too late. Brad Staton: Right. And you know, when I talked to the kids about riding double like that, uh, you know, so you've got somebody on the back, what are they going to hold on to? Well, most likely they're going to hold onto the driver. So if the person on the back falls off, guess who's going with them? Cobie Rutherford: Yeah, that's a good point. John Long: Person controlling the thing. Cobie Rutherford: Right. I never thought about that. John Long: Well, I, I'm fascinated by the fact that, um, the program or, uh, that your classes are open to a wide audience. So how, how wide open I, how old do you have to be, I guess in order to take the rider course? Brad Staton: To take the rider course. Uh, you need to be six years old and up. You know, we can do classes with families or we can do classes with, you know, similarly-aged kids. I don't like to, you know, have a six year old and a 16 year old in the same class. You know, you just teach differently and you know, their, their levels of control on the ATVs are different, are different too. So, uh, you know, I like to keep my classes kind of the same age range, but we go, you know, like I said, ages six and up. John Long: Even into adult. Brad Staton: Yeah. Even into adults. Yeah. I've done several classes where, you know, a whole family comes out. We do mom, dad, you know, brother, sister, cousin, whatever, you know, everybody in the same class. John Long: That's cool. Cobie Rutherford: And do these families that participate bring their own ATV? Brad Staton: Uh, I have had people bring their own. Uh, we're lucky enough right now to where I've got several different sized ATVs that are, that are owned by Mississippi State and 4-H, so if you don't have one that you can bring, then you know, a lot of times we can supply it. Uh, like I said, I've got different, different sizes for different aged kids, so I'll make sure every person is on an ATV that fits them. Uh, now should you want to bring your own, that's perfectly fine. Uh, I would just have to inspect at first, I want to make sure you got, you've got working breaks and whatnot before I'd let you, you know, participate in the obstacle course. John Long: You don't want to bring your six year old up there and it's got like a 16 and older sticker on it. Brad Staton: Exactly. Exactly. It's gotta be an age appropriate ATV. That was a good point. Cobie Rutherford: Gotcha. Well that's a, it makes it pretty inclusive for anybody that wants to participate in this program. They have a chance to do that. John Long: And it's, it's so cool cause it goes right along again because it is 4-H, it's youth development because we don't, it's just like in 4-H S.A.F.E.T.Y., you don't put a shotgun in hands of an eight-year-old. So you put, you put it in the appropriate size, even the physical ability that, that the young individual has. Brad Staton: And along with that youth development note, we also, you know, when we teach the class, we're not just talking about riding ATVs, John Long: Right. Brad Staton: We're talking about respect the environment, respect, you know, the local laws, other people that may be on the trails, other people's property, that kind of thing as well. So we, you know, it's, it's not just driving, we're, we're trying to do a holistic approach, I guess. John Long: Right. What was the, I think I saw one time, it was one of the slides and said mud holes don't ride through them or something. Rather tempting to... Brad Staton: It kinda just depends, you know, if you're on a public trail, John Long: Right, right. Brad Staton: You know, you're not supposed to leave that trail to make your own mud hole. If you're on somebody's private property and they don't mind you making a mud hole. Hey, have fun. John Long: Yeah. Knock yourself out. That's right. That's funny man. Well, all right. I think like we've about wrapped it up and, Cobie, you got anything else? Cobie Rutherford: No, I sure appreciate Brad taking his time out to educate us some of ATV safety. John Long: It's awesome to have you again sometimes. Brad Staton: Yeah, it'd be fun. Um, if you do want some more information about our rider course or our e-course, just contact your local Extension agent. Uh, they can help you. And you know, kind of what we do is I do classes on demand. When I have enough people in one county that's, that want to take a class, I'll, I'll load my trailer up and come on down, and we'll do a class. So just co contact your local Extension agent for more information. John Long: Yeah. And you can also go to, uh, extension.msstate.edu. I think I said that right. Cobie Rutherford: Yeah, that's right. John Long: And go to click on 4-H, and then if you scroll down, you'll see 4-H Safety. And then when you open that up, you'll see ATV safety, and then you'll see 4-H S.A.F.E.T.Y, which AKA shooting sports. So Brad and I kind of share the safety safety. Right? Brad Staton: That's right. John Long: So anyway. Well, good. Well, thank you so much Brad, and we appreciate you coming in and uh, y'all remember to get out and have fun and ride safe. Keep it 4-H. Brad Staton: yep, sounds good. Cobie Rutherford: Until next time. John Long: Alright, that's right. We'll see you next time. Announcer: Thanks for joining us for 4H4U2. For more information, please visit extension.msstate.edu, and be sure to subscribe to our podcast. 4H4U2 is produced by the Mississippi State University Extension Service, Office of Agricultural Communications.
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According to the Proceedings of the National Academy for Sciences (PNAS) of the United States: It has long been presumed that it was NOT possible to voluntarily influence the Autonomic Nervous System & Innate Immune System. In 2014, a peer reviewed study that was published after Wim Hof demonstrated that through practicing the Wim Hof Method (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nzCaZQqAs9I&t=1s), a self developed technique that involves a combination of breathing, cold exposure & meditation, the sympathetic nervous system & immune system CAN indeed be voluntarily influenced. Here is the link to this study:(https://www.pnas.org/content/111/20/7379). In today's episode, we're sitting down with the Ice-Man himself! Wim owns 26 official Guinness World Records, all of which are beyond comprehension to most who hear them! In 2007 he climbed 22,000ft up Mount Everest in only shorts & shoes. In 2009 he ran a full marathon in the Arctic circle in temperatures close to -20°C, wearing only a pair of shorts and having not trained at all. In 2011, Wim broke his own cold-endurance record, remaining submerged neck-deep in an ice bath for 112 minutes. The same year he completed another marathon without training, this time in the Namibian desert in temperatures of up to 40°C, without drinking a drop of water! I made sure to study EVERY peer-reviewed study ever published on Wim before this interview (links to these studies are below). Wim & I discussed how he is revolutionizing medicine & medical science through meditation; How it is possible to use the mind to control the immune system & nervous system; mental health; epi-genetics; & the Science of the Wim Hof Method. P RESEARCH: 2018 Article: “Brain over body”–A study on the willful regulation of autonomic function during cold exposure Authors: O. Muzik, K. Reilly, V. Diwadkar - Wayne State Univeristy School of Medicine Summary: In this paper, a brain imaging study was conducted to measure the relative contributions of the brain and the periphery that endow the Iceman to withstand the cold using his Wim Hof Method techniques. The results provide compelling evidence for the primacy of the brain (CNS) rather than the body (peripheral mechanisms) in mediating the Iceman's responses to cold exposure. They also suggest the compelling possibility that the WHM might allow practitioners to develop higher level of control over key components of the autonomous system, with implications for lifestyle interventions that might ameliorate multiple clinical syndromes. 2015 Article: The Role of Outcome Expectancies for a Training Program Consisting of Meditation, Breathing Exercises, and Cold Exposure on the Response to Endotoxin Administration: a Proof-of-Principle Study Authors: H. van Middendorp, M. Kox, P. Pickkers, A.W.M. Evers - Radboud University Medical Centre Summary: This paper adds to a previous study, published in 2014, on the ability to voluntarily influence the physiological stress response in healthy men to experimentally induced inflammation, after WHM training. It is a proof-of-principle study that investigated how one’s expectancies might play a role in treatment outcome. Indications were found that generalized outcome expectancy optimism is a potential determinant of the autonomic and immune response to induced inflammation after training. 2014 Article: Voluntary Activation of The Sympathetic Nervous System and Attenuation of the Innate Immune Response In HumansAuthors: M. Kox, P. Pickkers et al. - Radboud University Medical Center (published in PNAS) Summary: In this paper, the effects of the Wim Hof Method on the autonomic nervous system and innate immune response are evaluated. A group of twelve people was trained with the Wim Hof Method before undergoing an experiment to induce inflammation, normally resulting in flu-like symptoms. Compared to a control group who were not trained in the Wim Hof Method, the trained participants showed fewer flu-like symptoms, lower levels of proinflammatory mediators, and increased plasma epinephrine levels. In conclusion, the trained group was able to voluntarily activate their sympathetic nervous system. Article: Controlled Hyperventilation After Training May Accelerate Altitude AcclimatizationAuthors: G. Buijze, M.T. Hopman Summary: This report deals with the effects of the Wim Hof Method on acute mountain sickness (AMS). During an expedition to Mt. Kilimanjaro, a group of 26 trekkers who were trained in the Wim Hof Method used the breathing techniques to largely prevent and, if needed, reverse symptoms of AMS. Article: Frequent Extreme Cold Exposure and Brown Fat and Cold-Induced Thermogenesis: A Study in a Monozygotic TwinAuthors: J. Vosselman, W.D. van Marken-Lichtenbeld - Maastricht University Medical Center Summary: This study tested the effects of a lifestyle with frequent exposure to extreme cold on brown adipose tissue (BAT) and cold-induced thermogenesis (CIT). The experiment compared Wim Hof, who is used to extreme cold exposure, to his monozygotic twin brother who isn’t. Both used a g-Tummo like breathing technique. The results showed no significant difference in BAT or CIT between the two subjects. However, Wim’s core temperature dropped less compared to his brother and his subjective response to the cold temperature was more positive. Furthermore, the body heat generated of both brothers was considerably higher than the average person. Thus, it seems that g-Tummo like breathing during cold exposure might cause additional heat production. 2012 Article: The Influence of Concentration/meditation on Autonomic Nervous System Activity and the Innate Immune Response: A Case Study Authors: M. Kox, M. Hopman, P. Pickkers. et al. - Radboud University Medical Center Summary: This case-study research was conducted after Wim Hof claimed he could influence his autonomic nervous system and thereby his innate immune response. His inflammatory response was measured during an 80-minute full body ice immersion and practicing the Wim Hof Method concentration technique. In addition, an endotoxemia experiment was conducted to study Wim’s in vivo innate immune response. The results showed how the techniques of the Wim Hof Method seemed to evoke a controlled stress response. This response is characterized by sympathetic nervous system activation, which seems to attenuate the innate immune system. Here, Wim Hof proved he was able to influence his a 2009 Letter: Blood tests during meditation and breathing exercises in New York led by Dr. K. Kamler & G. Stewart Summary: During Wim’s world record attempt of full ice immersion wearing only shorts, he swallowed a vital sense monitor capsule to measure his core temperature. His core temperature started at 98.6 °F and dropped to 88 °F after 75 minutes of cold immersion. Remarkably, his temperature rose again to 94 °F within the next 20 minutes. Standard medical dogma states that once your core temperature falls below 90 °F, your body is not able to warm itself again. Thus, if no external source of heat is provided, your temperature will continue to spiral downward and you will eventually die of hypothermia. However, Wim proved he was able to raise his core temperature from 88 °F to 94 °F by using the Wim Hof Method techniques (https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC4034215/) 2019 - Research currently being conducted: Motivation and Experiences of WHM PractionersRMIT University in Australia has conducted a survey study, exploring the motivation and experiences of Wim Hof Method practitioners worldwide. This will offer insight into 1) the positive impact of practicing the WHM on health & wellbeing and 2) any potential adverse effects, which in turn improves safety protocols. The data is currently being analyzed. Inflammation & PainIn the Netherlands, Radboud University Medical Center in Nijmegen is completing a new study about the effects of the various components of the WHM on inflammation and pain. Metabolic ActivityKenkodo Metabolomic Discoveries in Germany is working closely with Radboud UMC. They are analyzing blood samples that have been taken by Radboud UMC in previous studies. Using this data, they seek to deepen the understanding of the metabolic activity in blood cells when practicing the WHM. Its various parameters can provide new insight into shifts in metabolic rate. Auto-immune DiseaseThe Amsterdam Medical Centre (AMC) in the Netherlands is conducting a study into the effects of the WHM on inflammation and quality of life of people with Spondylitis. Brain ActivityWayne State University in Michigan, USA, is measuring the effect of the WHM on brain activity. This research consists of 2 parts: 1. Effects of isolated cold exposure 2. Effects of cold exposure combined with WHM breathing exercises and mind-set Hof wore a water perfusion suit, which continuously pumps ice cold water in and out of tubes in the suit, while lying in fMRI and PET machines. They also monitored his heart and metabolic rates. “I was heating the water at first,” he said. 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the labeling says so NSF certified for sport is the same thing that Richard dietitians there with MLB NFL NCAA Olympics Olympics they look for that little mark to make certain that when they recommend a supplement or an over-the-counter supplement or aid to their athletes that it's on there so they know that it's a it's a clean product and John Teal features that endorsement that's also because a lot of companies don't have that we pay to play for that eventually I think that what we should have is a KB MD endorsement over here was just means that we like the product to say absolutely right some quick follow-up from from my last week show one of the coolest things as people began to take in Dr. Wade McCann as if he didn't check out episode seven go back and listen last week if you have any questions about stem cells the future stem cells what it's like to market stem cells in this FDA over regulating environment even know you have truth in your hands go back and listen episode seven but once Wade McKenna finished his his episode all week we received email I even got texts stem cells are good for hair growth stem cells can actually help me with my sciatica that I've been dealing with for a few years it's amazing what people don't know about stem cells and then how many people said I thought whenever I used quote unquote cord blood that I was using stem cells and it turns out that you're just not so anyway last week's feedback to getting feedback from last week I got a ton of feedback I actually got a ton of feedback people were I got a lot of calls people wanted to go I think a lot of people actually call me how to actually get into Dr. Wade McKenna's practice of which I think is also because when we have some real like that they can make it make a difference I mean when I sit there and think about this we are completely under utilizing everybody with analysts on the show so far photo bio modulation stem cells once you get into the science you like wow the site speaks for itself much like CBD yes science much like outrun to the science hold its own yeah and that's a cool sinks within a marketing gimmick it's none of this and that's what Chris is going talk about how do you how to stay above how do you stay above the bar where everybody else is trying to play a marketing game and usually want to get out there and help people that's remarkable whenever you look back and you does mention it photo by modulation with James Carroll and talking about stem cells last week with the Dr. McKennitt the parallels that were running here with the CBD industry or hemp industry and what the FDA basically is doing because the FDA is it it it playing all three of those we got truth and results so true and you just can't cannot see it's crazy but anyhow if and you can always go back and check any of our previous episodes you can always go to iTunes and search for gut check project so be sure to subscribe and share with the print so speaking of share with a 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please iTunes you to YouTube you can also do the gut check project channel you can subscribe and share there as well that we are always here in the Sony studio you can always listen live it spoony.com so smutty.com iTunes get check project YouTube gadget project thank you so much subscribe and share so Dr. Brown let's head into KPMG corner what's on the corner today well let's talk a little bit about some personal stuff start this is kind of interesting I'm a little bit embarrassed about this what you know how when sometimes it's too close to you and you don't know what's going on well my mom unfortunately she fell hurt her shoulder about three months ago and she's been rehabbing Kent and I was just talking to her and I just went oh my gosh did I not send you CBD that are not and she owes no I don't know you know I tried something like that some hemp oil what she tried screws that endure anything else like okay let me send you something so I sent her some bottles with some vitamin D and sufficient oil because I believe in using these fatty acids to really help brain information in such large Dr. couple days ago and she was post be doing three more months of rehab and she goes okay and it's so exciting I don't have to go to rehab anymore my shoulder feels great it actually back to normal this is after you sent everything this is after center about two weeks of using the CBD and so she's Artie on trunk Hill always has been for quite a while but so after sending the CBD and now embarrassed because I'm like oh my gosh my own mom herself and that would be something owed to the patient immediately you just forget when it's too close and then my sister who's actually black belt in aikido and she's always been yourself open to students rose to banged up my mom gave her a bottle and she just texted me this morning said oh my gosh that works so well the key to this Morgan talk about this with Chris that there are differences in different types of CBD and what is out there how you market so my personal story is sorry mama should be given to to three months ago just was too close to it we got so much stuff going on and you know fortunately better late than never she's doing great yeah I know that's a it's of these brothers, interesting so you said in another we can touch on Chris but when James was on James Carroll from outdoor laser he talked about imitators right and then last week with the with Dr. Wade mechanically talked about imitators or people that don't administer stem cells appropriately or may not actually even be utilizing stem cells but saying that they are or putting in chemicals that will destroy destroy those that are not probably not to their own fault I just don't know enough about it because the reality is we talked about this is CBD industry and I'm I tell my patients this I said I would get into a loop of the science would explain a little bit we have this new brochure that explains a little bit and we get into the fact of what your end or cannabinoid system is how it links the nervous system and the immune system put you back in balance that is so simplistic because the reality is were going to see a field of medicine called Endo Kanab analogy and your Genesee specialist called Endo Canavan allergist's share I'm convinced of it sure any of you have a hepatology ST have the endocrinologists there is actually no reason why you would have an Indo Campanella just as we begin to learn more that CBD absolutely totally agree right it's about you anything going on in the personal life personal life at the boys I mean honestly the boys are doing great. During off-season basketball who ended up I know that seems like add the theme but that's that's really what they're into but I did go shoot with my youngest earlier this week and I learned that dad dad is the worst basketball player in the household now Matt can drain from all points of the court I'm just I'm no match anymore there faster than I am and now that he's basically 6 foot tall and 15 and gauges about 61 now in 1730 I just not much I can do with with either one of them so very much dominate brain I headed down to Kaleo FX this week though oh that's right you want one of my favorite conferences to be great conference it's a chemist think that immediate which is so busy just to go this week will unfortunately I have to go to Newark New Jersey and film a national commercial for archer until Roger entails time to take out her until the next level were to be doing some national commercial so I would love it really affects would love to be helping out at the election all booth pate BMD CBD booth trash and talk about trying to learn the on the entourage effect without an CBD but I don't fly up to New York in the true commercial which I'm a little bit nervous about the Wilson estate bowing on the head Keith Michelle Noris tune into your commercial as soon as it airs big shot today and they are the one to put on file with X they do a great job if you never been that appealing effects in Austin Texas it is what's your time you going to be introduced to a bunch of different things that could probably change her health and that's how we found CBD out and say I'm very partial to pill effects last year I give a talk and one over really well talked a lot of people had to be able to get their books it was really exciting you just it just fun to see a like-minded community I did the mojo 50 show this morning we're talking about sugar and the paler community does not really eat M&Ms those guys do M&M tasting Delphi lot M&Ms of failure effect listen if you have M&Ms you to balance it out with much until Fisher 100% totally so yeah you just have a great time hello effects I will make you feel better about you not been know to beat your sons because the only person that can warm Lucas up is my daughter Carla because both my wife and I are incapable of even even hit the ball back against those guys don't know probably know why it's super humiliating I I feel memo Mike is it embarrassing that the youngest person in the family is the only person I can warm Osama before matches and vice versa they want each other up it's really cool that's get down so I'd have any hits on the on the corner before Chris joins us will I do want to bring up one thing here I will bring up an article I was try to bring up one article to talk about just now woman talk about marketing Christmas songs it's about marketing a lot of people look at the big deal I want to tell everyone about this and so on I really like to look at disease specific states And the article that we can achieve that in the beginning here is an article related to the meta-analysis was published in the Journal of neurochemistry here this year just couple months ago and what it looked at is it did a meta-analysis which is a compilation of studies usually meta-analysis I have in the scientific literature are considered to be more robust picture taking a lot of studies putting them together and this is looking at ALS known as anti-atrophic lateral sclerosis Lou Gehrig's disease is a devastating disease and as I had mentioned earlier it actually took the life of my good friend Dr. Russ of Ron Ike whose guesser Alderson San Antonio and we actually saw his dad his father correct we actually saw this progressive disease and that's the deal about ALS eight what it does is if you're unaware of it I find it to be one of the most devastating diseases out there there's a book called Tuesdays with Maury that I read back many years ago they commit a movie about it also censures about the progress the progression of ALS and somebody that where there is a caregiver helping them out and you get a feeling about how it just slowly chips away and what it does this damages the nerves that control muscles so over time all of your muscles weaken to the point where they cannot contract eventually hitting the diaphragm so you can't read you lose the ability to speak because you can't control your tongue you lose the ability fine motor movement changes first because the small muscles go and you can't button things and it is just a debilitating but you keep your mind eventually you have some mind changes and they don't really understand why it is they believe there's a small genetic component but really what it is it's an excitatory issue with the nerves releasing too many of certain chemicals that eventually do not allow the do not allow the muscle to contract on the words and try to sting like muscle doesn't work so this was quite a while ago I've been in practice for 17 years Russ and I with both med school and fellowship together it was during residency so were talking 27 years ago 25 years ago I do know anything about CBD fat I know they must be in touch two years ago so this study came out red actually showed that they looked at mice and they looked at their ability to travel distance they looked at their grip strength that she put them through some sort of little American ninja course where they had them hang upside down on the net so like a Jacob's ladder, it was it was it was really it was fascinating that I made a run a wheel what they did is they they actually looked at those that had that were given CBD and those that were the control group and what they showed across the board in this meta-analysis is that those mice I'm sorry let me preface that the mice were genetically predisposed to have ALS so they all had a lot okay okay and what they did is that they showed that the mice that were on CBD could actually run further the mice could cling long-running that they actually increase the grip strength running real activity and they had improved survival and they did not have weight loss when they looked at all the studies something stood out to me that was very interesting they were all given CBD one particular study that they look that used a Madrigal inhibitor now what Maggio is is that's the enzyme that breaks down to AG one of your Dodgers and of cannabinoids in one of these days were to get into the deep science about the inner cannabinoid system gets all complex that's a drug it's in study and it's called KM L 29 so it's fascinating that the FDA's over here try to regulate right and in the background you've got drug companies try to develop drugs to manipulate the system if they can figure out that's awesome but is really interesting because the macro inhibitor was not as good as the traditional CBD and so what they found is that CD1 and CB to agonists in other words CBD significantly delayed the decline of motor function when compared to the control group and they showed a consistent 12 to 25 days longer of normal motor function in the mouse world what you doing is really improving that so right now there's no treatment for this they've got a couple drugs available one called real you tech and one called red Dick Reddick Have Not Even Sure That That Was around When Ross's Dad Was Sick They Said That It Could Potentially Slow down the Progression by a Month or Two While the Superexpensive Month or Two That's It I Member at the Time When We Went outside and Rushes Flying All over the Country Thing Is That Everywhere There Were Trying Everything They're Looking at Using Creatine and Different Things like That so Here We Have This Deal Where We've Got Eight Now You Can't Just Translate Mouse Models to Humans But It's Really One of the First Step in Trying to Figure Some Stuff out My Deal Is That We Know That CBD Helps in Many Different Ways and I'm Not Saying That This Is a Disease Claim I'm Not Saying That This Is Functioning and Will Help but It Certainly Can't Hurt and Might Help Right so When You Have a Very Specific Disease Group like ALS to Desperate Group with No Significant Treatment I Think It's Fascinating That These Guys Went to the Trouble of Putting Together This Mouse Data to Actually Try and Figure This out so Here We Have Grip Strength Upside down Running All of It Which Means That There Is Some Potential That This Could Actually Help This Very Devastating Disease and Is Very Small Group of People Because It's Rare but When It Does Affect You It Affects Everybody It May Affect One Person so the Number the Thing We'll Talk about Is When We Say Disease Oh This Is the Incidence of This Disease This Is the Prevalence of This Disease As Somebody Who Lost My Dad at a Young Age It Affects More Than Just the Person That Dies Share the Prevalence or the Incidence of the Disease Affects Everyone Around Them Right so I Think That If We Can Help Those People with ALS If You Know Anybody with ALS or Lou Gehrig's Disease This Is Something That May Be Showmen We Can Certainly Forward This Article to Anybody That Would like to so Include Any of the Studies That Utilize a Mouse AMI All All of the Drugs They Began and and and Started There to Try to Find out If This Is a Workable Model and Unfortunately with Today's Highly Regulated Environment He Can't Just Keep Going Forward but Were Trying to Help People Connect the Dots This That CBD Is Safe to Take and You Shouldn't Have Any Serious Side Effects Certainly by Consuming CBD It Just so Happens That in This Mouse Model We Saw These Improvements Draw from the Conclusions What You Will But This Is What I've Seen and I Mean I Think That Were Hinting In the in the Correct Direction I Just Think That It's You Know This Is Work Were Offering Hope Church When Scientists like This Do This You Just Offer Little Bit of Hope And It Is a Devastating Disease and We Just Want to See People and Just Offer Them Something an Alternative Right And If They Can Even If They Feel a Bit Better Well We Got 20 Seconds Left Here in Just a Moment We Are Going to Be Joined by Chris Who Song the Vice President of Marketing Communications Analytics and off a Hemp Industry Marketing Expert Is Going to Be Incredibly Silly Very Exciting and Super Excited Let's Do the Seal Here in about Two Minutes Dr. Kim Brown Here a Host of Check Project with Lycos Eric Rieger Eric Regency and Mojo Guys over There and Overhears Really Talk about Our 20 over Bloating I've Seen in My Practice That I'm Trying to Is a Whole Lot More Than Just a Floating Product Yes It Does a Whole Lot More Than Just Exploding Because of the Polyphenols That You Find Keen on Trying to Get Your Exactly Right the Polyphenols Are Those Molecules That We Find in the Mediterranean Diet It Makes Vegetables and Fruit Very Colorful What Are Some of the Things These Polyphenols Do Eric These Polyphenols Can Actually Stop and Nation Help You Have More Energy Thinking Have You Antiaging and Polyphenols Are Great Athletes It Sounds like It's Your Health: More People Than Just Loading Tell Me How It Is Taking out Front If You Want to Go so 2002 Capsules Three Times A Day Facing Me with You Aren't Bloated and Just Want to Polyphenol Intake Everyday Three Chances of a War for You to Love My Tummy.com/Are You Tired of High Cable TV Rates Sign up for Dish Today and Get a $500 Bonus Offer While Supplies Last Loss Locking Your Price for Two Years Guaranteed Call American – Your Dish Authorized Retailer Now 800-570-6630 800-570-6630 – 800-570-6630 Authors Required Critical Negation 24 Month Commitment Early Termination Fee Any Automakers Friction Supply Call for It Looks like You're Losing I Am I Losing Weight I Am Losing My Lost about 10 Pounds How Are You Doing It Funny Name but I Done It with Review Zone RAD Use Zone.com and the Stuff Works It's Unique It and All That the Molecule Bissonnette Found in That I Can Tell You Is It It so It Makes You Feel Full and He Keeps Your Mind Off of Wanting to Overeat and Also Boost Your Metabolism If You're Done and More Guy Try It Today It's Gonna Work for You like His Work for Brad and Countless Other People Read You Zone.com Are IDUs Zone.com Okay Welcome Back to the Second Half Hour Episode Eight of the Gut Check Project I Married Grigor Joined by Your Host Dr. Kent Brown and Now We Have the Vice President of Marketing Communications at Alexa and All Mr. Chrissy Song Chris Welcome to the Show Thanks for Having Me Absolutely Absolutely Better Radio Voice Than You and I Both Well Yeah Well You Guys Have a Better Face for One of the First Things He Chris Asked Where He Sat down and Said Do You Guys Do One Headphone or Two and Then Can Analogize That We Do We Do to Because We Didn't Know How to Do That so Anyhow I Just a Quick Reset Thank You for Joining the Show Thank You Again for Having Me Actually Catch a Project Is Brought to You by Arch on Teal As Well As KB MD CBD You Can firstname.lastname@example.org and it just so happens that Chris may happen to know a little bit about KB MD CBD As Well Please Think Our Dialects and the Power Power by Licks and All so Chris You We Are Now in Dallas That's Where Our Studio Is Siam in Dallas Here with You Guys Thanks for Having Me I Grew up in Plano Just down the Road Just I Know That That's Also That's Where I Live Right Now Sam Right on Teakwood Okay All Right in the Middle Was Back When There Was Still Some Farmland in That Region Roads That Were Definitely Not Paved Back That Well While You Have Made Your Journey All the Way to Being a Market Expert but It Was You Got Zero Stress Remember I Was Told about Russ and His Dad yet Will He's Just Call Me Right Here Is Try to Call Him to Let Me Describe a Little Bit about about His Experience Home on Such a Crazy Timing to Rent a Van Fantastic What Will Look at That Set up Well in the Meantime While Were Getting the Call Set up Which This Be Our First Time We've Ever Had Live Taller All for You Chris That's Awesome Though Our Weight Much to Say Go Wildcats for Plano West Guy While Nice Nice Sticky Big Absolutely so from Plano You Are You Hello When You Plan to Graduate High School There No so I Was Born in the Fort Stockton Texas Home Right Now Where Judge Judge Roy Bean the Hanging Judge a Hanging Judge Meant to Write Also the Largest Groundhog Population in Texas That at the Time Did I Know That I Seconds Probably Pretty Pretty Have Been Doing down There but No I Moved to All over Texas with My Dad Is an Engineer for General Electric Okay so We Were All over the Place and Then Moved to California Right and I Graduated College out There and Jumped around All Sorts of Places since Then Is Your Degree in Theology Theology Yeah That's Right This Is Great for What I'm Doing Preaching about Hemp and CBD What May Think That I in All Honesty When You Find That There Is Actually Quite a Bit of Similarity and There's Going to Be A Lot of Congruent Messaging Well There There Is A Lot Of Congruent Messaging and and We Can Get Super Deep on It If You'd like but Overall Community, Theology or CVD Will Get the Loan Both of Them Get Real Deep on Both but That Because I Think Are Highly Connected I Think One of Them I Don't Know How Far You Want to Get into This Right Now but CBD Itself I Think It's Is One of the Main Things in the Unit Can Have Annoyed Systems and Allows All That Better Empathy Sure Which Is What Is Causing so Much Disregard and Disconnection in Our Society Right Now Right and If We Can All Take a Significant Amount of Quality CB and Improve Our Ability For Our Brain to Connect with People and and Not Have Social Anxiety And Connect to People Then Were Going to Actually Build Improve Our Culture and and Not Not Have All These Great Divides so I Would Assume That Probably Whenever You Are Studying Theology That That May Not Have Been Your Attitude Towards CBD or Hemp Products or That Was Even on Your Radar Though My Gosh Cannabis in CBD and Hemp Was Bad Sure You Know the Devils We Write Back Then and That It's Definitely Not Something That I Supported I Told My Kids Said No Don't Do Dumb Stuff Listen to Dad and Don't Do Drugs and Cannabis Was Definitely One of Those Things and I Had to Change My Tune Much Later in Life and My Mom Actually Group Cannabis and Marijuana While She Was Raising Us in Texas and Oklahoma and Back What Was Illegal She Was like One of the Original Member That Was – She Is Original OGE That so and You Know I I Being the Rebellious Teenager Decide I'm to Put Our Three-Piece Suit and Go Learn Religion and You Look down from My Port Perch on People and Obviously I Had to Humble Myself and Admit Mom Was Right the Whole Time That Is so Fascinating I Don't Want to Break the Story Whatsoever but I Think We Have Our First Because This Is Going All Dr. Russell Running San Antonio He Is Patched in And Russ Can Hear Us Morning Man This Is Also My Was That Obvious He Heard the Show This Morning Was Talk about You and Your Dad I Appreciate That That Means A Lot It Does so Russ Whenever You Found out That Your Dad Had ALS When When You Look at the Options That Were on the Table What and in You Being Physician What Did You Think of the Landscape and What Did You Think the Options Would Be For Him and Then Now Looking Back to What What Cans Talking about in Terms of CBD and ALS What I Mean I Lost My Dad You've Lost Your Dad Can Lost His Dad and You Know It's It's No Fun for Anyone Any Always Wish That You Had the Experiences of Technology Later What What Do You Wish You Could Take Back to in Time from What We Learn Now She Mentioned That My Dad Started Get Sick with ALS Back When Can Our Medical School Diseases Just Initiated This Really Is and They're Just Just Seated Man Who Was Pillar of Strength and It Just Wait, Wait Enough and Where They Couldn't Hold a Hammer He Could Climb a Ladder and the Most Devastating Part of That for Us Was When He Studied the Single Ball Ballparks in Ankeny and Carry on a Conversation and Eat Well Anymore Back Then There Was Nothing for Writers One of Those Diseases like Pancreatic Cancer You Got It Sorry I Just Not Then We Can Do and Then I Moved down Here to San Antonio Started Launching Residency and Fellowship and Hooked up with Carding Jackson Was a Neurologist down Here Amazing Woman Who Runs a Big ALS Clinic Here in South Texas and I Started Flying My Dad down Twice a Year and She'd See Him in an Even In Her Clinic It Was the Experimental Things of This Kind of False Hope Was Some Anti-Inflammatories There Wasn't Anything That Worked and There Are Days When It Looked like It May Be a Little Stronger and Days When He Wouldn't Now 15 Years Looking Back You Know That He's Been Gone There's Been so Much Advancement in so Many of These Neurologic Diseases and It's These Natural Types of Things That Seem to Keep Coming up As Potential Cures for This and Have Even Had an Opportunity to Have Him Try Something like This Back Then I Did My Right Arm for Combat and I Would Believe That You Don't Get Back That's I Think When You Talk about Suitable Were What Is Referring to Is the Ability to Swallow the Ability to Form Wet so I Remember When Your Dad Would Come Visit and We Would All Go to Your We Would Gather His Residence Would Go to the Pool And She Would Mumble Words That Only a Wife of 30 Years Could Understand and She Would Translate so He Was Still Completely with It Couldn't Communicate but That Kinda Shows Also the Bond That Husband and Wife Can Have Watching Your Mom Be Able to Understand What Your Dad Was Trying to Say Was Very Touching to All of Us In Talking with Him and That's the Part He Hated the Most You Got Your French Don't You Go out Yes and Cocktails Have a Dinner You Care Phone Conversation When You're like That Friends Don't Want to Hang out with You Anymore Because It's Hard and Embarrassing to to Say I Don't Know What You're Saying so There Were Times When My Dad Loved to Drink Beer I like to Drink Beer I Were Small-Town Nebraska I Would Grow up up There so When He Got to That Point in His Disease And He We Had the Decision to Finally A Peg Tube Feeding Put Two But into His Stomach to Swallow Much Anymore When You Come down Here and I Cannot Would Sit around and We Drink Beer and Dad Would Set Some up in Achieving Stringent Squared Together and It Was Awesome and and One of the Greatest Things I Remember Doing with My Dad Back and When He Got to Where He Couldn't Talk Was I Flew up and Picked Him up and Took Him up to Minnesota Went Fishing and Camping for Weekend We Sat around the Campfire We Just Drank until I Can Really Talk Either Loved It but That's What That Disease Did Nothing We Tried Were I Think That What Were Seeing Now with This Is That We Can Talk on the Mode of How Potentially the End of Cannabinoid System Works in These Neurotransmitters No Rust We Have Christmas Song on the Show Today Is the Marketing Director of Licks and All and He Was Just Tell yet He Was Talking about How His Mom Actually Was The Original OG Is Raising Her She Was Growing Marijuana and He Went to Theology School, Rebelled The Opposite Way like If You Are a Pastor You Really Grow Weed If You're Growing We Bellied Theology School You Find out You Know What You Go Back to the Things Parents. It Worked and It Made Sense Mom Was Right I Long Yeah Yeah I Mean I Joke That All the Time. I Grew up My Dad Was Yellow Country Music and Bud Light Not Solid to Rock 'n' Roll and Drink Out Of Date Now 50 and I Listen to Country Music Drink Bud Light Back Here at That Time That Often Did That Because You Find Those Things Were We Did Know Hey Rossiter – Neurology Practice Are You Incorporating Type of Natural Alternative Anything like That Big and Real High Population of People That Are Educated on the Younger Patient Population That I Have an Initial Internet Savvy and A Lot Of Them Come to Me Already Knowing A Lot about These Things and Having Read A Lot about These Things It's All out There When You Look Which Having Awesome so I Do I Have Acrobatic Doctors That I Work with I Have A Lot Of Patients on CD Oils Not Just for Things like This That Were Talking about but My Miles to Christ in Crohn's Patients with Chronic Nausea Patients My Chronic Pain Patients like Everything It Works for Some and It Does Percent Doesn't. Well I Want to See How It Was with What You Can Find Is That and What I Found Is That Not All CBD Is Created Equal And so with Some Things and so We Have Chris on Right Here and That I I'm Very I Think I Have a Similar Mantra Have A Lot Of Patience to Come into Being There Already Though I'd Artie Tried to Be like My Mom Tried Hemp Oil Which Probably Was Hemp Seed Oil Now That I Think about It in the Will and so It's like All Things You Know Not All Seabees Created Equal That's Working to Get into Today for the Rest of the Show Talk about This How Do You Market That How You Get the Word out That Just Because You Tried This Blanket Term CBD You Know You Gotta Really Make Sure That They Got a Certificate of Analysis and All That so I Want to Do If You Had Patients and It Didn't Work on Listing the Rest of the Show Because It May Be That the Power Dialects All Brand Is What You Really Need That's Exactly What We Need to Hear Some I'm Glad You Get Thanks for Involving Me and Bring Back Member My Dad and Mandalay Castle Being Vulnerable and Talking about That I Think It's Important for You Know I'm the Same Way Love Talk about My Dad It's Been You Many Years Now 30 Years since He Died so I'm Lucky Enough Still Have My Dad but My Fondest Memories Are Him Drinking Coors Light on the Boat Name for Court like Nebraska State Aire's Stepdaughter Russ I Was Met Together and That Means That We We with Some Real Lean Years Were We Were Broke Ass Med Student and Your Dad Will Visit And We Would Purposely Go to Bars with a Wood Offers like Specials like in This Bar It Will and You Don't Medical Whatever I'm Agreed As I Am Still a Bud Light like You Have but You Know Such Such Beers like 50% Was like I Was like Yeah Yeah Johnny Jerilyn $4.55 Dollars to Run I Got My Recall and in This Is Awesome That Your First Call Every Now and Certainly I Deftly Appreciated I Appreciate You Guys and Will Keep with the Man Thanks for All You Do Appreciate It I See Russ Well Chris to Talk about Beer Similar Talk about Boys You Know What I'll Say This I Remember Listening to a Podcast Were One of the Reasons Why Beer May Be so Popular Is Because the Hops and Actually Have a End of – You Have a Cannabinoid -like Molecule so My Understanding Is That That Was All Made up All Really Got Some Some Marketing Guy Used His Powers for Evil Instead of Good and That the Two Companies That Are And It Kinda Leaves What You're Talking about Not All Seabees Made Same Two Companies That Were behind Those Actually Had to Admit That There Was Those Studies Were Completely Phone No Kidding Yeah That Is Fascinating I Was Feeling and Have Chris Consider Just Burst Bubble to Be Dropping Some Truth Bombs Now That's Awesome What We Were Just Wrapping up so You To Get into the Hemp Industry Because Krista Talked about His Trek from from Fort Stockton to Plano out to out to California and Then You Spend a Little Time in Germany Germany Where I Did Learn A Lot about Beer Dealer Lot Is Three and Half Years on the High School There and Going to Prom and Castles and All Sorts of Fun Stuff That's a Little Different Doing for like We Did Were in Plano Where I Would've Would've Done It Sure Sure so Then after School You Then Get into Some Regulatory I Figured out This Beeper and Pager and Wireless Things Can Be a Big Deal so I Started Selling Cell Phones and Pagers and You Know Five Dollar Minute Type Technology in and Got into the Technology World and Got into When Sprint Was in One Market You Can Only Use Her Cell Phone in Fresno Okay and Then the Only Been Growing since Then Moved from There into the Finance World and Helped with A Lot Of Regulatory World and There and Open Market under A Lot Of Rules and Regulations and While I Was There I Met a Guy Who Is Doing Documentary on Campus and He Was Put Together All These Different Case Studies and All These Different Videos and Clips of These People That Have Been Healed by Campus and at That Time I Was like No Bunch of Stoners and You Just Want You with the with the Theology Background You Carry a Bias with These Going into These Other Careers Are More Open-Minded at This Point What Based on My Initial Upbringing by My Mom Who Is Very Open Minded I Was I Was Always Questioning Authority and Questioning Things and through That Entire Process Even Going through Theology School I Was Questioning Everything around Me You Know the Minute That and Again I Don't Know How Deep You Want to Get into Religion Here but the Minute That I Heard about Their Profit Care and Oh How They the Canonization of All of the Books and How They Got into the Bible I Started to Start Questioning A Lot More and You Know They Trying Teach You That the Bible Is 100% the Word of God and Then You Decide to Figure out That Is about 15 White Guys in a Room to Decide Which Books Are in the Bible and You Only but Little Doubt in Your Head Sure I Don't I Don't Know That 15 Guys Can Agree about Anything and Deftly When Trust Something like That That's Guiding so Many People's Lives Divided 15 Guys in Room so It's It's Definitely No Been Something I'm Always Open-Minded and Looking at Things and Questioning Things I'm Click to Decide and Slow to Change My Mind so I See Something That's Right and Usually Jump Right in and Stick with It May Be Too Long and Then Dismantled That up but I Learned My Lesson Sooner or Later Click to Decide Slow to Change My Mind That Is a That Is a Great Line This It's like You Make a Decision but You Don't Have To Make the Right Decision to Make Your Decision Right That A Lot Of Times I Mean We've Already It's That Little Cliché but Sure Enough Perfect Is Sometimes the Enemy of Good Brian and I like to Move Fast and Make the Decisions What I What I Believe in My Gut I Think That If More People Moved That Way Things to Get Done A Lot Faster in Love Things I Think Doubt Self-Doubt Challenges A Lot Of Us and from a Marketer And I like to Empower People to Make the Right Decisions and Given the Right 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