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The Daily Zeitgeist
Top Drunkest Countries, Oz: Real Doctor, Real PoS 12.06.21

The Daily Zeitgeist

Play Episode Listen Later Dec 6, 2021 66:41


In episode 1043, Jack and Miles are joined by writer and comedian Sam Morril to discuss Missouri GOP hates science so much they had to hide it from everyone, Who the Fuck is Dr. Oz?, The Annual Get Fucked Up Awards are here… and more! Missouri GOP hates science so much they had to hide it from everyone Who the Fuck is Dr. Oz? Dr. Oz Gave Dr. Oz Show Staff 15 Minutes' Notice That He's Quitting to Run for Senate in State Where He May Not Live The making of Dr. Oz Dr. Oz Hosts Joe Mercola On His Show. Does Oz Endorse Mercola's Anti-Vaccine Views? Dr. Oz touted Trump's Operation Warp Speed vaccine program in his US Senate campaign announcement The Annual Get Fucked Up Awards are here… LISTEN: Evermore by Dirty Art Club VISIT: sammorril.com Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com

No Lie with Brian Tyler Cohen
Republicans finally prepare to gut Roe

No Lie with Brian Tyler Cohen

Play Episode Listen Later Dec 5, 2021 40:11


Conservatives on the Supreme Court prepare to gut Roe and Democrats issue messaging surrounding that case and midterms more broadly. Brian interviews Pennsylvania's Democratic candidate for the US Senate, John Fetterman, about Dr. Oz jumping into the race for Republicans and the need to eliminate the filibuster before it's too late. And Michigan Law School professor Leah Litman joins to answer all of our legal questions surrounding the Mississippi case at the Supreme Court.Donate to the "Don't Be A Mitch" fund: https://secure.actblue.com/donate/dontbeamitchShop merch: https://briantylercohen.com/shopYouTube: https://www.youtube.com/user/briantylercohenTwitter: https://twitter.com/briantylercohenFacebook: https://www.facebook.com/briantylercohenInstagram: https://www.instagram.com/briantylercohenPatreon: https://www.patreon.com/briantylercohenNewsletter: https://www.briantylercohen.com/sign-upWritten by Brian Tyler CohenProduced by Sam GraberRecorded in Los Angeles, CASee Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.

Thank God I'm Atheist
The Mormon Welfare State #522

Thank God I'm Atheist

Play Episode Listen Later Dec 4, 2021 68:13


Dr. Oz announces run for US Senate, Richard Dawkins doubles down on trans stance, proposed Mormon temple remodel draws criticism from some members, Christian mother kills her child to send them to heaven, UK Premier League promotes LGBTQ+ equality, famous TV pastor dies of COVID-19, and how the State of Utah has farmed out welfare responsibilities to the Mormon Church.

The Brian Nichols Show
395: THROWBACK: From Leftist to Libertarian -with Steffi [Cole] Petersen (August, 2019)

The Brian Nichols Show

Play Episode Listen Later Dec 2, 2021 35:29


How does someone find themselves drifting away from leftism, and instead towards libertarianism? That's the theme of today's THROWBACK episode, where I was joined by the ever-amazing Steffi (Cole) Petersen! Original Show Notes: I dare say that most of us know folks within the libertarian movement who came from the more conservative side of things, heck, with yours truly being one of them. But those who ventured to libertarianism from the left are much fewer in our ranks, despite them sharing our many of our values. Today's guest is one of those unicorns who went from leftist to libertarian, and I wanted to have her on my show to discuss her conversion as she started going down the libertarian rabbit hole; the one and only Steffi Cole. Listen as Seffi talks about her path to libertarianism from the left, her involvement in libertarian politics and political campaigns (like Austin Petersen's US Senate campaign), and more! Bio: Steffi was born and raised in Michigan and "has been a passionate, hardworking nerd ever since she was little". After learning about economics and watching lots of videos about government in 2009, she found herself in the Tea Party movement. She became a huge fan of Ron Paul during his 2012 Presidential campaign. In 2017-2018, she volunteered doing social media, graphic design, and volunteer training for the Austin Petersen for US Senate campaign. She is currently a YouTuber, Brand Ambassador for 1776 United, and liberty promoter for products, people, and ideas. She is on a journey to learn as much as she can about history, government, and the Constitution! Find Steffi Online- Youtube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCUzYj2fYBXkqGupVTbxwb1Q/about Twitter: https://twitter.com/steffi_cole Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/steffi_cole/ Goodreads: https://www.goodreads.com/user/show/93644217-steffi Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Fraudology Podcast
Cyber Monday and Grinch Bots

Fraudology Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Dec 2, 2021 25:28


With Black Friday and Cyber Monday 2021 in the books, Karisse shares the first public statistics for e-commerce sales during this historically record-breaking weekend of holiday sales and the impact it had on retailer fraud teams. Then, she shares news about a new bill announced in the US Senate to prevent "grinch bots". Although this bill has not yet been passed, it's important for e-commerce retailers, especially those with a limited supply of highly desirable items, to be aware of this bill and its potential impact. Karisse is left with more questions than answers around the enforcement of the bill and what technology could be recommended or required, but also understands the intention of this proposed law. 

Psych Mic
Ending sexual violence against children | Policy & psychology with Dr. Daniela Ligiero

Psych Mic

Play Episode Listen Later Dec 2, 2021 72:12


Daniela Ligiero, PhD, is the Executive Director and CEO of Together for Girls, a global, public-private partnership dedicated to ending violence against children, especially sexual violence against girls. The partnership includes five UN agencies, the governments of the U.S. & Canada, several private sector organizations and more than 20 country governments in Africa, Asia, Latin America and the Caribbean, working together to generate comprehensive data and solutions to this public health and human rights epidemic. Dr. Ligiero also serves as the Chair of the Executive Committee of the Global Partnership to End Violence Against Children.  Before she joined Together for Girls, she served as the VP of Girls and Women's Strategy at the UN Foundation and developed the foundation's gender integration strategy. In addition, she spent over 5 years at the U.S. Department of State where she led the integration of gender issues into all foreign policy and investments in global health—working with over 70 countries and over $1 billion in investments. She helped develop the first ever International U.S. Government Strategy to End Gender-Based Violence.  Dr. Ligiero also served in leadership roles at UNICEF, as Chief of HIV and then as Senior Program Officer in UNICEF Brazil. In addition, she has held positions at the World Bank and the US Senate, and has worked directly with survivors of sexual assault in a variety of settings. She is also a survivor of sexual violence herself, and has been speaking publicly about her story for the last decade. She earned her PhD in counseling & community psychology from UMD, College Park, ranked the #1 program in the U.S. Dr. Ligiero is fluent in 4 languages: English, Portuguese, Spanish and French.See the Keep Kids Safe U.S. National Blueprint to End Sexual Violence Against Children and Adolescents (launched Nov. 18, 2021).In this episode:What do you do as the CEO of Together for Girls?What is advocacy, and how is it helping to end sexual violence?If you could implement any policies right now for prevention and healing, what would they be?What barriers do you face as you work to change policy ?How did you learn to harness the power of storytelling to further your organization's mission?Sexual violence - prevalenceHow did your interest in psychology evolve?Why did you choose to pursue your PhD in counseling and community psychology?Why did you decide not to pursue clinical work? How does that training still help you today?Clinical vs. counseling psychologyUsing your psychology degree for policy changeAs a survivor yourself, how did you cope with counseling survivors of sexual violence in your training?What was it like to work on Capitol Hill?How did you help develop an HIV response program for the U.S. Department of State?Being the HIV lead for UNICEF in Brazil and then the senior gender advisor for the Department of StateWhat does your daily life look like at Together for Girls?What skills are you using every day? Advice for audience members interested in psychology, policy, and social justiceWhat skill, quality, or general factor has served you no matter where you went in life?  Visit psychmic.com to sign up for the newsletter, where you'll get career tips, grad school resources, and job opportunities straight to your inbox! Follow @psych_mic on Instagram to submit questions for speakers and stay in the loop.Music by: Adam Fine 

Fear & Malding
Mogul Moves and Dr. Oz

Fear & Malding

Play Episode Listen Later Dec 2, 2021 85:58


We're back baby! This week Hasan and Will are joined by the most subscribed-to streamer of all time, Ludwig Ahgren! Ludwig gives us the tea on being the latest streamer to make the leap from Twitch to YouTube Gaming. Hasan and Will talk about who should get the US Senate seat - here's a hint: it's not the dude with the old man Botox. And Will schools Hasan on The Great Bambino's most iconic moment.  Make sure to rate, review, and subscribe anywhere you get your podcasts.  Leave us a voicemail: http://www.speakpipe.com/hasanpiker Follow us: https://www.instagram.com/hasandpiker and https://www.instagram.com/thewillneff Austin's IG: https://www.instagram.com/austinontwitch Thanks to this week's sponsors: Disco: Go to https://www.letsdisco.com/fear or enter FEAR at checkout for 30% off your first order. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

The Chad Benson Show
SCOTUS to hear landmark abortion case

The Chad Benson Show

Play Episode Listen Later Dec 1, 2021 110:16


SCOTUS to hear landmark abortion case. Chris Cuomo suspended indefinitely. 3 killed, 8 injured in shooting at Oxford High School in Michigan. Woke Wednesday. Omicron variant spreading. Dr. Oz announces bid for US Senate seat in Pennsylvania. Zach Abraham of Bulwark Capital Management talks about investing.

The Chris Stigall Show
Dr. Oz Runs In PA, Roe vs. Wade On Trial, Vax Mandates Stuck Down

The Chris Stigall Show

Play Episode Listen Later Dec 1, 2021 64:24


Lots of news popping out there and Stigall covers all the bases.  He predicts what will come of the abortion case before SCOTUS leaving many pro-life folks hopeful Roe vs. Wade will be a thing of the past.  Dr. Oz has a lot of Pennsylvania Republicans curious as he announces he's running for the US Senate seat vacated by Pat Toomey.  Stigall joined his pals at WMAL in D.C. this morning to discuss it and you'll hear the conversation.  More major smack down court rulings against the Biden mandates over shots.  CNBC's Jim Cramer loses his mind but tells you honestly what leftists really desire for the country when he says the quiet part out loud.  Plus Missouri Treasurer Scott Fitzpatrick goes to war with the Biden Administration and economist Steve Moore makes his weekly stop.

O'Connor & Company
12.01.21: Chris Stigall Interview

O'Connor & Company

Play Episode Listen Later Dec 1, 2021 6:43


Chris Stigall, Philly radio host and host of The Chris Stigall Podcast, joined WMAL's "O'Connor & Company" radio program on Wednesday to analyze Dr. Oz's chances in a run for U.S. Senate in PA. Dr. Mehmet Oz, a cardiothoracic surgeon and television personality, announced on Tuesday that he is running for the US Senate in Pennsylvania as a Republican. For more coverage on the issues that matter to you, visit www.WMAL.com, download the WMAL app or tune in live on WMAL-FM 105.9 FM from 5-9 AM ET. To join the conversation, check us out on Twitter: @WMALDC, @LarryOConnor and @Amber_athey See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

Girl and The Gov, The Podcast
Monopolies, Big Tech, and Ohio Politics with Morgan Harper, Candidate for US Senate, Ohio

Girl and The Gov, The Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Dec 1, 2021 57:59


Ohioooooo, we're here! Okay, not physically but via Zoom with a must-learn-about candidate for US Senate - Morgan Harper. Previously, the Director of Policy & Advocacy at the American Economic Liberties Project, a former tenure of the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau, and able to tout testifying before Congress, Morgan opened the gate on the conversation about monopolies in the 21st century. Talkin' big tech and more, we get into the nitty gritty of ‘too big too fail,' the dangers of mergers and acquisitions, and where the government has and can come into the equation. Naturally, we also chatted about Morgan's campaign, what it means to ‘Morganize,' and what Ohio's constituents are looking for from political leadership. Ask us Q's and send us merch pics at info@girlandthegov.com!Morgan Harper's Campaign Website:https://morganharper.org/Citizen Power with Nathalia Ramos & Ben Sheehan:https://www.onecommune.com/a/2147492814/nBoX9mJoPrima:https://www.prima.co/ Use code GIRLGOV for 20% offhttp://chng.it/8CNwdhLT79 Prima PetitionBrand Ambassador Sign Up Form: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSelH0p5KWISaHaBI5-9nKSUItlY_eXiEmvsudpJIcRjKhfgyA/viewformBrand Ambassador Info Sheet:https://drive.google.com/file/d/11WAWLwc9dShbSVxPMcUzc1d5Ua8KNdO2/view

Morning Announcements
Wednesday, December 1st, 2021

Morning Announcements

Play Episode Listen Later Dec 1, 2021 6:40


We kick off today's news day with a couple stories about Trump. Next, we cover why the House leadership is considering whether to take action against Rep. Lauren Boebert. over some inappropriate comments Then, we share some breaking news from the Wisconsin Supreme Court. Meanwhile, we unpack what went down in Barbados and Dr. Oz.'s announcement that he will be running for Senate in Pennsylvania next year. Finally, we close with the tragedy at a Michigan highschool and updates from the Ghislaine Maxwell trial (trigger warning: discussion of school shootings and sexual assault). Resources/Articles mentioned in this episode: The Guardian: "Trump called aides hours before Capitol riot to discuss how to stop Biden victory" Buzzfeed News: "A Court Temporarily Paused Trump's Records From Going To The Jan. 6 Committee" Washington Post: "Trump Jan. 6 records lawsuit goes before appeals court" Buzzfeed News: "The Government Was Ordered To Unveil More Of The Mueller Report After A Court Ruled In Favor Of BuzzFeed News" Axios: "Top House Democrats weigh action against GOP Rep. Boebert" Wisconsin Supreme Court Decisions The Cut: "Rihanna Is Officially a National Hero" CNN: "Dr. Oz announces bid for US Senate seat in Pennsylvania" NBC News: "3 killed, 8 injured in shooting at Oxford High School in suburban Detroit" Daily Beast: "Ghislaine Maxwell's Accuser: She Was in the Room While Epstein Raped Me"

Business Matters
Inflation fears for the US

Business Matters

Play Episode Listen Later Dec 1, 2021 52:20


Is America heading for an inflation crisis? US Federal Reserve, Jerome Powell, was in Washington DC on Tuesday, giving evidence at the US Senate's banking committee and said that the Omicron coronavirus variant poses increased uncertainty for inflation - we hear from Chris Low, Chief Economist at FHN Financial in New York. Plus, high street fashion giant Inditex has appointed the founder's daughter as its new chair. The firm owns brands including Zara and Massimo Dutti, and we find out what's behind the appointment of Marta Ortega from Dan Dombey of the Financial Times in Madrid. And oil and gas investment comes to small-town Louisiana but is it a win-win for the community? And we get wider context from the historian, journalist and author, Anne Applebaum. Plus, scientists have struggled for a long time to learn as much as they'd like about the world of infrasonic sound and now a team of research collaborators from the US, the UK, South Africa and the Netherlands has cracked it - use a seabird to do your recording for you. We hear from Olivier den Ouden at the Royal Netherlands Meteorological Institute. Plus, we're joined throughout the programme by Jyoti Malhotra, Senior Consulting Editor at The Print - she's in New Delhi. And Andy Uhler from Marketplace on American Public Media, is in Austin. Picture of stock markets. Picture via Getty Images

Donna & Steve
Tuesday 11/30 Hour 2- College of Pop Culture Knowledge

Donna & Steve

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 30, 2021


Garth Brooks has still got it, Trends in weddings, COPCK, Dr Oz is running for US Senate

The KWOS Morning Show with Austin Petersen and John Marsh
Eric Greitens Thinks New MO Gun Law Should Be Revisited

The KWOS Morning Show with Austin Petersen and John Marsh

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 30, 2021 12:12


Former MO Governor and US Senate candidate Eric Greitens talks to Austin Petersen and John Marsh about why he's sympathetic to calls from Missouri police to revisit a new gun law. SAPA, the Second Amendment Preservation Act, prevents Missouri law enforcement from enforcing federal gun laws that conflict with Missouri state law. Republican law enforcement officers in Missouri and current Governor Parson have been calling for revisiting the controversial bill which was passed into law in 2020.

From Washington – FOX News Radio
From Washington: How Much Longer Will There Be A 50/50 Senate?

From Washington – FOX News Radio

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 28, 2021 27:24


In 2022, there will be 34 seats up for grabs in the US Senate and 36 elections for governor across the country. Co-Founder and President of RealClearPolitics Tom Bevan and Senate and Governors Editor at the Cook Political Report, Jessica Taylor, discuss possible outcomes.

The FOX News Rundown
From Washington: How Much Longer Will There Be A 50/50 Senate?

The FOX News Rundown

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 28, 2021 27:24


In 2022, there will be 34 seats up for grabs in the US Senate and 36 elections for governor across the country. Co-Founder and President of RealClearPolitics Tom Bevan and Senate and Governors Editor at the Cook Political Report, Jessica Taylor, discuss possible outcomes.

Warrior vs Zombie Podcast
Warrior vs Zombie Episode 51 with Chris Salem

Warrior vs Zombie Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 27, 2021 32:19


Chris Salem – is an incredible Warrior. He is a CEO, executive coach, world-class speaker, award-winning author®, certified mindset expert, radio show host & media personality, and wellness advocate. His book Master Your Inner Critic / Resolve the Root Cause – Create Prosperity went international best seller in 2016. He also co-authored the recent edition to "Mastering the Art of Success" with Jack Canfield. His weekly radio show Sustainable Success is part of the Voice America Influencers Channel. Chris has worked with organizations such as JP Morgan – Chase, Ralph Lauren, Microchip Technologies, Anthem, Raytheon, Pratt & Whitney, United Healthcare, GE Research, US Senate, US Census Bureau, Hubbell Corporation, and NYPD Forensics Department including universities such as University of Hartford, Bay Path University, Westchester Community College, Worcester State University, and spoke on overcoming limited beliefs for peak performance at Harvard University's Faculty Club.

Making the Argument with Nick Freitas
Is Our Country Taking Care Of Its Veterans?

Making the Argument with Nick Freitas

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 26, 2021 38:46


I sat down with retired Colonel and former US Senate candidate Daniel Gade to discuss how the Federal government is failing our veterans and how we can better take care of them. Support this podcast

The Outlaws Radio Show
Ep. 261 - Outlaws Xtra: Senate candidate JD Vance talks about his plans, uniting black and white working class voters and more

The Outlaws Radio Show

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 24, 2021 32:56


Outlaws Xtra: Senate candidate JD Vance talks about his plans, uniting black and white working class voters and more

Taxgirl
72: International Tax Competition & the Impact of a Global Minimum Tax

Taxgirl

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 23, 2021 34:18


The recent agreement on a global minimum tax, and other changes to tax rules around the world, have called into question the future of tax competition. Each year, The Tax Foundation puts out their International Tax Competitiveness Index. The Index seeks to measure the extent to which a countries' tax system adheres to important aspects of tax policy. Among so many changes and the global minimum agreement, is the annual index still relevant today?  International tax policy is heating up in the wake of the OECD's global minimum tax agreement. Listen to Kelly and Daniel Bunn tease out the details of tax competitiveness and the global tax agreement in plain English.On today's episode of the Taxgirl podcast, Kelly is joined by Daniel Bunn to discuss the relevance and nuance of the International Tax Competitiveness Index. Daniel is the VP of Global Projects at The Tax Foundation, where he researches international tax issues with a focus on tax policy in Europe. Prior to joining The Tax Foundation, he worked in the US Senate at the Joint Economic Committee as part of Senator Mike Lee's social capital project. He was also on the policy staff for both Senator Lee and Senator Tim Scott. During his time with the Senate, Daniel developed legislative initiatives on tax, trade, regulatory, and budget policy. Listen to Kelly and Daniel talk about the OECD and the Tax Competitiveness Index:Daniel recently penned an article (linked below) about whether or not the Index and “competitiveness” models will matter in years to come as the OECD deal moves forward. What is a quick synopsis on today's status on the OECD deal? How does a tax rate factor into tax competition? Daniel explains the nuances surrounding tax rates, and how The Tax Foundation generally considers them as a means to fund various public programs, which can affect tax competitiveness in many different ways.  One word that comes up a lot in discussions of tax policy is “distortion.” Daniel explains what distortions are in the realm of tax policy, and how they factor in to the big picture of the global tax landscape. When talking about the global tax agreement, Daniel says a lot of the implementation over the next few years will come down to behavior changes on both the company side and the government side.  A big sticking point during international discussions pertaining to the OECD was the digital services tax, and how different countries and governments will shift as a result of doing away with the digital services tax long term. How does Daniel anticipate governments may react as a result? One of the interesting premises of the deal is that everyone has to cooperate in order for it to work as intended. So far, a majority of countries (more than 130) have signed on in agreement, but not yet all of them. Is Daniel concerned by lingering resistance down the road? Is there any fear that all the agreements carefully laid today could be undone by future elections? Daniel unpacks the roles that diplomacy and politics play in the OECD as well as in compiling the Tax Competitiveness Index. For someone who's never seen the annual index before, Kelly says she would expect people to assume the larger global powerhouses to be at the top of the tax competitiveness rankings. However, this is certainly not always the case. Daniel explains why this happens and how some of the smaller countries get placed toward the top of the list. In general, it seems the index rewards simplicity in tax policy in favor of high complexity, which is likely why the US is ranked lower than many others. What are Daniel's thoughts on the US's ranking and what are the factors that contributed to its place in the index? How does remote work tie into tax competitiveness? In Daniel's tax writing he discusses how some of the smaller high-ranking countries, like Estonia and Latvia, are trying to “woo” remote workers with their tax policies.  Kelly says one of her favorite pieces of the

Breaking Through with Kristin Rowe-Finkbeiner (Powered by MomsRising)

On the radio show this week, we celebrate the Build Back Better Act passing the U.S. House and the Pump Act passing too!  Change is in motion!  Find out how you can help push the Build Back Better Act — which cuts childcare costs, has free Pre-K, paid family/medical leave, and home- and community-based services and more — over the finish like in the US Senate!  And, also hear how radio is made, as well as about a new book, The Priviatazion of Everything, that covers why privatization hurts us all.    *Special guests include: Tina Sherman, MomsRising, @MomsRising; Namatie Mansaray, MomsRising, @MomsRising; Eric Reidar Burris, radio producer and KKNW, KIXI;  Donald Cohen, In the Public Interest, @PubInterest

Progressive Voices
Breaking Through - MOMentum!! Build Back Better on the move!

Progressive Voices

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 22, 2021 58:00


On the radio show this week, we celebrate the Build Back Better Act passing the U.S. House and the Pump Act passing too! Change is in motion! Find out how you can help push the Build Back Better Act — which cuts childcare costs, has free Pre-K, paid family/medical leave, and home- and community-based services and more — over the finish like in the US Senate! And, also hear how radio is made, as well as about a new book, The Priviatazion of Everything, that covers why privatization hurts us all. *Special guests include: Tina Sherman, MomsRising, @MomsRising; Namatie Mansaray, MomsRising, @MomsRising; Eric Reidar Burris, radio producer and KKNW, KIXI; Donald Cohen, In the Public Interest, @PubInterest

Recorded Future - Inside Threat Intelligence for Cyber Security
235 CISA's Collaborative Mission of Public Private Partnerships

Recorded Future - Inside Threat Intelligence for Cyber Security

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 22, 2021 18:55


The Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency, better known as CISA, was spun up in 2018, operating under the Department of Homeland Security. In July of 2021, Jen Easterly was confirmed by the US Senate as director of CISA, and under her leadership the organization has continued its efforts toward public private partnerships in cybersecurity. CISA recently established the Joint Cyber Defense Collaborative (JCDC), an effort by the agency to lead the development of proactive cyber defense operations plans. Kiersten Todt is chief of staff at CISA, and she joins us with insights on the agency's efforts.

World Business Report
UPDATE: US House passes Biden's historic social spending bill

World Business Report

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 19, 2021 9:01


The US House of Representatives has passed US President Joe Biden's $1.9tn (£1.4tn) Build Back Better Act after facing fierce opposition from Republicans. The sweeping social spending and climate package is considered a key pillar of Mr Biden's agenda. The vote came after a record-breaking speech from House minority leader Kevin McCarthy to delay the vote. The legislation now faces significant hurdles as it heads to the US Senate.

The Marc Cox Morning Show
MCMS: "Shame on you, Francis Howell School District"

The Marc Cox Morning Show

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 19, 2021 30:37


Hour 4:  Marc chats with 97.1 host Ryan Wiggins about his new piece on the web; State Sen Dave Schatz explains why he's running for US Senate, Mark Morgan claims the Biden Administration is pushing for mass amnesty, and Marc airs commentary from a Francis Howell School Board meeting. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

Media Roots Radio
CIA Gets MRIs, Peter Thiel Power Coup & the Pseudo Anti-Establishment Off-Ramp

Media Roots Radio

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 19, 2021 135:44


Robbie Martin goes solo again, this time covering a wide range of current topics like the Biden administration launching an investigation into CIA agents getting brain damage from alleged 'energy pulse' weapons, a recent poll showing that over 50% of Americans approve of sending US troops to counter a Chinese attack on Taiwan and how Peter Thiel's previous stealth bank-rolling and signal boosting of faux populist and psuedo libertarian figures has now gone into a new stage of mask-off out in the daylight. One example of this increasing Thiel power coup is Blake Masters, The COO of Thiel Capital, who is currently running for US Senate and employing borderline fascist campaign rhetoric in the process. Thanks for listening! If you enjoyed this podcast, please consider donating to Media Roots Radio on Patreon // www.patreon.com/mediarootsradio FOLLOW // twitter.com/AbbyMartin // twitter.com/FluorescentGrey //

Real Life Sustainability
29 - Dr. Leonardo Bonanni, Founder and CEO of Sourcemap

Real Life Sustainability

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 18, 2021 27:36


In this episode we speak Dr. Leonardo Bonanni about supply chain transparency, the growing need to better understand it, how companies are starting to embrace it, and the reality of where we're at right now.  Dr. Leonardo Bonanni is the founder and CEO of Sourcemap. Sourcemap is the first technology company dedicated to supply chain transparency. Their platform is used by businesses and governments to track the supply chains of more than 50 raw materials and manage programs aimed at eradicating forced labor, deforestation and extreme poverty, among other issues. Dr. Leonardo Bonanni has testified before the US Senate's Finance Committee on forced labor enforcement; he hold a PhD from the MIT Media Lab; he has been named among America's Most Promising Social Entrepreneurs by Bloomberg Businessweek and the 100 Most Influential People in Business Ethics by Ethisphere. Show Notes:Be sure to visit: Sourcemap.com Social Media: Personal Website LinkedIn Twitter Visit Coolperx® home page: Coolperx® Reach out to Coolperx®: Phone: 1 (855) 429-0455 email: hello@coolperx.com Check out Coolperx® blog: blog Plus, don't forget to follow or sign up for my newsletter here: PODCAST WEBSITE Support Coolperx®'s podcast by subscribing and reviewing! Music is considered “royalty-free” and discovered on Audio Blocks. Technical Podcast Support by: Jon Keur at Wayfare Recording Co. © 2021 Coolperx®. All Rights Reserved.

The Greek Current
Azerbaijan steps up aggression against Armenia; US Senate looks to hold Baku accountable

The Greek Current

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 18, 2021 14:49


On Tuesday Armenia and Azerbaijan agreed to a Russia-brokered ceasefire at their border following the deadliest clashes since the war that took place last year in Nagorno-Karabakh, or Arstakh. Armenia's foreign ministry said this attack is part of a broader Azerbaijani policy that began in May aimed at infiltrating key Armenian areas in the east and southeast. It's been reported that a key issue here is that Azerbaijan's President Aliyev wants to set up a corridor running through Armenian territory that would link Azerbaijan to Turkey, a move supported by Turkey's President Erdogan. In the meantime, members of Congress have condemned Azerbaijan's latest aggression, and the US Senate is considering three key amendments to the NDAA that would hold Azerbaijan and Turkey accountable. Aram Hamparian, the Armenian National Committee of America's Executive Director, joins The Greek Current to discuss the latest developments at the Armenia-Azerbaijan border, the response from the US, and the key bills that the Senate is considering. You can read the articles we discuss on our podcast here:Why Turkey and Azerbaijan Won't Get a Corridor Across ArmeniaMenendez Introduces Amendment to Revoke U.S. Presidential Waiver of Section 907 Restrictions on U.S. Aid to AzerbaijanGreek PM confident EU fiscal rules will changeTurkey's Erdogan Evokes Religion in New Push for Lower RatesErdogan says he will keep battling interest rates, hitting liraTurkish Lira Tumbles After Erdogan Renews Call for Unorthodox Rate Cuts 

ToddCast Podcast
Kenosha Braces for Rittenhouse Verdict

ToddCast Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 17, 2021 113:16


The only reason the National Guard is in Kenosha is because of the threat of violence from the Left- they will burn down the city unless they get a guilty verdict. Todd Starnes is joined today by House Freedom Caucus Chairman-Elect Scott Perry, Senator Rand Paul, and special musical guests: The Erwins! See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

Chicago's Morning Answer with Dan Proft & Amy Jacobson

0:00 - Dan & Amy sit ringside for Cruz vs Mayorkas 11:50 -Dan & Amy join the latest Project Veritas investigation 29:32 - A whistleblower shares documents showing the FBI investigated parents and the Dems' 2022 strategy on CRT 49:26 - Dan & Amy roll the dice with FOX Business Analyst Jim Iuorio. Find Jim on twitter here 01:04:50 - Candidate for US Senate (front-runner OH-R) Josh Mandel: The left is done with, sick of, innocent till proven guilty. For info on Josh's campaign - joshmandel.com 01:19:40 - Dan & Amy: Columbus Day in WW SD 200 01:37:23 - Lt. Col. (Ret) Tony Shaffer, President, Herb London Center for Policy Research, offers his take on the Rittenhouse trial, second amendment rights and updates on rescue efforts for American Citizens left behind in Afghanistan. Check out Col Shaffer's bookOperation Dark Heart: Spycraft and Special Ops on the Frontlines of Afghanistan — and The Path to Victory  01:53-29 - Dan & Amy react to schools using COVID isolation rooms See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

ToddCast Podcast
Rittenhouse Should Not Have Defended Himself, Prosecutor Implies

ToddCast Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 16, 2021 114:16


There's a very dangerous narrative forming that if you are a certain skin color you should not have the right to defend yourself against violence.  Todd Starnes keeps an eye on the case as jury deliberations proceed and discusses the latest news on vaccine mandates, the situation at the Border, and other news of the day. Today's guests: FNC political analyst and author Gregg Jarrett, Gov. Mike Huckabee, Senator Bill Hagerty (R-TN), and Rep. Andy Biggs (R-AZ). See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

FULCRUM News with David Seaman
Blake Masters Gains Conservative Appeal; Austria Forces Lockdown On 'Unvaccinated' - News 11.16.2021

FULCRUM News with David Seaman

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 16, 2021


FULCRUM Auctions Extravaganza Begins Tomorrow: https://www.fulcrumnews.com/blog/2021/11/12/auction-extravaganza-starting-november-17th Be sure to bookmark FULCRUM's auctions page, as our 5 day long Auction Extravaganza is set to begin on Wednesday! We'll be auctioning off a number of rare items and collectible coins — a fun answer to other more traditional Black Friday shopping events on the Internet, and FULCRUM's foray into this year's online shopping frenzy. Millions are expected to avoid malls and department stores during this month's Black Friday, because of ongoing pandemic concerns.And speaking of the pandemic, Austria has forced a new strict lockdown on its unvaccinated population. Meanwhile in the US, targeted vaccination of 5 to 11 year olds has begun, drawing criticism from some parents who claim the vaccine may hold more risk than benefit for children — who have been spared the vast majority of deaths around the world since the start of the pandemic. And in politics, US Senate candidate from Arizona Blake Masters is starting to grow on many conservatives. His bold video takes on 2nd Amendment rights and parental rights have gone viral on usually liberal-leaning Twitter, a possible indication of the Thiel-connected politico's growing appeal.We remind our listeners in Australia, Europe, Asia and elsewhere that our Facebook and Minds communities are for everyone, not just for US listeners. Feel free to join the conversation - links will be in the description! See you over there.Learn more https://www.fulcrumnews.com/about Get the membership! https://www.fulcrumnews.com/subscribe Show community & discussion https://facebook.com/FulcrumNews https://minds.com/fulcrum_news Outro music credit- https://www.dcuttermusic.com

FM Talk 1065 Podcasts
U.S. Senate hopeful Katie Britt - Jeff Poor Show - November 15 2021

FM Talk 1065 Podcasts

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 15, 2021 18:33


The Brian Nichols Show
379: Why Are Blue-Collar Voters Abandoning the Democratic Party? -with Eric Brakey

The Brian Nichols Show

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 12, 2021 41:00


Eric Brakey from Free America Now returns to the program to discuss the blue-collar departure from the Democratic Party, women having to sign up for the draft(!?), and Young American's for Liberty signing up 100,000 college liberty activists! Eric Brakey: "This is a shift that has been taking place slowly over a long period of time, but has really accelerated to the point where you look at the US Senate... I think that Joe Manchin is perhaps one of the most interesting people of the moment because he is the last blue dog Democrat in that entire body... ...He is a conservative Democrat, not as conservative as I'd like, certainly, but he's been the lone voice there... In 1992, West Virginia, voted for Bill Clinton by 13 percentage points. Fast forward to 2016; they voted against Hillary Clinton and for Donald Trump by 40 percentage points. So we're talking about literally a shift of over a majority of the voting population there. So it has shifted, hard red. And why is that?" Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Narativ Live with Zev Shalev (Audio)
One on One with Flynn Accuser Everett Stern Part 1

Narativ Live with Zev Shalev (Audio)

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 11, 2021 32:34


A GOP candidate for US Senate alleges a group tied to Michael Flynn is using extortion and threats of domestic terror to coerce sitting US politicians into supporting audits. Everett Stern joins Zev Shalev for the full 90 min. Policy Genius works for you, not for companies. You can trust them to give you a policy with your best interest in mind. Visit https://www.policygenius.com/ Help us tell the true story of our time through an independent lens. Narativ uses emerging technologies to empower informed action. Support us at https://www.patreon.com/narativ. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Narativ Live with Zev Shalev (Audio)
One on One with Flynn Accuser Everett Stern Part 2

Narativ Live with Zev Shalev (Audio)

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 11, 2021 39:10


A GOP candidate for US Senate alleges a group tied to Michael Flynn is using extortion and threats of domestic terror to coerce sitting US politicians into supporting audits. Everett Stern joins Zev Shalev for the full 90 min. Policy Genius works for you, not for companies. You can trust them to give you a policy with your best interest in mind. Visit https://www.policygenius.com/ Help us tell the true story of our time through an independent lens. Narativ uses emerging technologies to empower informed action. Support us at https://www.patreon.com/narativ. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

The Joe Pags Show
More news on the Kyle Rittenhouse trial

The Joe Pags Show

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 11, 2021 116:47


Herschel Walker is running for US Senate out of GA. He joins Pags plus, he was injured and his partner was killed in an ambush in Mexico. You'll hear from Victor Avila.

The Critical Hour
Washington Post Faces Criticism Over Steele Dossier; What's Next for Assange?

The Critical Hour

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 11, 2021 117:17


Dan Lazare, investigative journalist and author of "America's Undeclared War," joins us to discuss Russia-gate. Washington Post media critic Erik Wemple argues that media outlets must review their coverage of the Steele dossier and be ready to retract stories that they find to be unverifiable or false. Also, the firm "New Knowledge" was creating false "Russian" accounts online to mislead voters in Louisiana, but was still used by the US Senate to write an extensive document regarding alleged Russian interference in the 2016 elections. Jim Kavanagh, writer at thepolemicist.net and CounterPunch, joins us to discuss Julian Assange. The British High Court has heard the arguments in the US appeal of the Court's decision regarding the extradition of Julian Assange. Joe Lauria's latest piece dissects the case and evaluates the potential outcomes.Jonathan Kuttab, human rights lawyer, joins us to discuss US foreign policy. The US currently has special operations teams drilling with military personnel in 33 of the 44 nations in Europe. Also, a new CBO report has outlined measures that would allow Congress to cut one trillion dollars from the military budget over the next decade.Ajamu Baraka, 2016 US vice presidential candidate for the Green Party, joins us to discuss Nicaragua. President Daniel Ortega and his Sandinista party won the Nicaraguan elections with over 70% of the votes. The Biden administration and the Organization of American States (OAS) are making outrageous claims to discredit the overwhelming statement by the Nicaraguan people.Laith Marouf, broadcaster and journalist based in Beirut, joins us to discuss the Middle East. Israel continues their sabre rattling with claims of how they will wage war against the Islamic Republic. Also, the recent sale of US weapons to Saudi Arabia assuredly guarantees more death and carnage in the impoverished nation of Yemen.Marjorie Cohn, professor of law at the Thomas Jefferson School of Law in San Diego, joins us to discuss the Supreme Court's upcoming ruling regarding the Texas abortion ban case. Professor Marjorie Cohn has penned an article in which she argues that the SCOTUS will likely allow a challenge to the Texas legislation, but may still overturn Roe v. Wade.Obi Egbuna, activist and US rep for The Zimbabwean Newspapers, joins us to discuss the leadership of Black politicians in America. Recent revelations that the Congressional Black Caucus helped Speaker Nancy Pelosi overcome the objections of House progressives regarding important fiscal legislation have renewed the discussion about the effectiveness of Black politicians and powerbrokers in the struggle for a fair and just society.Arial Gold, national co-director of Code-Pink, joins us to discuss Israel. Palestinian activists are complaining about the recent revelations that Israeli intelligence agencies used the Pegasus spyware platform to tap their phones. Also, we examine the West's role in the ever-increasing number of Israeli settlements in the occupied territories.

FM Talk 1065 Podcasts
Mo Brooks U.S. Senate campaign chair Stan Mcdonald - The Jeff Poor Show - November 10 2021

FM Talk 1065 Podcasts

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 10, 2021 15:36


The Dale Jackson Show
Dale and Jeff Poor discuss the latest U.S. Senate poll and what it actually means - 11-10-21

The Dale Jackson Show

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 10, 2021 6:58


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The Dale Jackson Show
Dale discusses new polling data that shows U.S. Senate candidate Katie Britt pulling ahead of U.S. Rep. Mo Brooks - 11-10-21

The Dale Jackson Show

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 10, 2021 18:44


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Lead Balloon - Public Relations, Marketing and Strategic Communications Disaster Stories
BONUS: Milwaukee Bucks Senior VP Alex Lasry on the City's "Quiet Swagger," His U.S. Senate Campaign, and the Team's Prospects for 2022

Lead Balloon - Public Relations, Marketing and Strategic Communications Disaster Stories

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 10, 2021 16:18


This month on the show, we talked to Alex Lasry, the Senior Vice President of the Milwaukee Bucks, about the team's dramatic stand for social justice last year during the NBA Playoffs. It's a really important story and a great case study for how organizations can and should navigate some of these situations we face as a nation. But Alex has a lot of other irons in the fire, too. And so in this bonus episode, Dusty can't help fanboying a little bit over the really incredible Bucks team. Alex explains why he thinks the City of Milwaukee has a “Quiet Swagger” that will surprise a lot of out-of-towners. And, he explains the comms strategy that he's deploying in his run for a U.S. Senate seat. Visit podcampmedia.com/news to sign up for our e-newsletter. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

FM Talk 1065 Podcasts
GOP U.S. Senate hopeful Jessica Taylor - The Jeff Poor Show - November 9 2021

FM Talk 1065 Podcasts

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 9, 2021 15:25


Cleared Hot
Episode 206 - Daniel Gade

Cleared Hot

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 8, 2021 159:08


“Daniel M. Gade is a retired US Army lieutenant colonel, avid hunter, former US Senate candidate, and twice-wounded combat veteran. His new, hard-hitting book blows the lid off of how our country treats veterans as if we are all sick and broken, and then turns around and wonders why we have so many sick veterans. General Mattis calls it a “must-read”. His book “Wounding Warriors” is available now at: https://www.woundingwarriors.com (signed copy) or on Amazon. If you want to listen to it, order it here: https://www.audible.com/pd/B09GD6JLYF/?source_code=AUDFPWS0223189MWT-BK-ACX0-277300&ref=acx_bty_BK_ACX0_277300_rh_us” https://athleticgreens.com/clearedhot https://feals.com/clearedhot https://wildalaskancompany.com/clearedhot  

The Political Life
Demystifying the U.S. Senate and the Budget Reconciliation Process

The Political Life

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 8, 2021 64:30


Martin B. Gold is a partner with Capitol Counsel, LLC. He has over 40 years of legislative and private practice experience, and is a recognized authority and author on matters of congressional rules and parliamentary strategies, and U.S. policy in Asia. He frequently advises senators and their staff and serves on the adjunct faculty at George Washington University. Before domestic business, professional, and academic audiences, he speaks about Congress as well as political and public policy developments. Gold has been a guest lecturer at Tsinghua University, the Beijing Foreign Studies University, the Beijing International Studies University, Moscow State University, the Moscow State Institute of International Relations, the State Parliament of Ukraine, and the Federation Council of the Federal Assembly of the Russian Federation. Help us grow! Leave us a rating and review - it's the best way to bring new listeners to the show. Don't forget to subscribe! Have a suggestion, or want to chat with Jim? Email him at Jim@ThePoliticalLife.net  Follow The Political Life on Facebook, Instagram, LinkedIn and Twitter for weekly updates.

Mosaic Boston
Grace is Generous Gift Giving

Mosaic Boston

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 7, 2021 65:41


Audio Transcript: This media has been made available by Mosaic Boston Church. If you'd like to check out more resources, learn about Mosaic Boston and our neighborhood churches or donate to this ministry, please visit mosaicboston.com. Welcome dear church to Communion Sunday. Let us pray. Heavenly Father, we thank you that you are a generous God. In the small things, you gave us an extra hour to sleep, and in the big things, you gave us your son. And Jesus, we thank you that you gave us yourself and the Holy Spirit we thank you for your presence here with us and we thank you for writing this book. Words that define reality, define love, define sacrifice, define generosity. We love your word and we thank you that you're the author of this book. You're in the room. And I pray as we hear from your word that you interpret to us what it means, to us where we are and how to apply this. I pray that you give us a vision for generosity. The same vision that's in your heart and I pray that you bless our time in the holy word. Amen. Grace is generous gift giving. That's the title of the sermon. That's the big idea. Grace is generous gift giving. I've realized recently that a lot of Christians miss out, a lot of people miss out on some of God's greatest blessings because they don't listen to God's word the way you should. A lot of people read God's word, listen to God's word. Some things said to some people by some people a long time ago. And if that's how you approach scripture, it's always going to be theoretical, it's always going to be, this is what it means to me, it's always going to be standing over in judgment over God's word. I do not listen to scripture like that. I do not read scripture like that. I know the God who wrote it and I walk with Him on a daily basis. I'm just so thankful that God is so gracious to me as to speak to me, as to communicate with me and He cares about me. Someone said that no one cares how much until they know how much you care. And God cares about me so I listened to His word. I sit there with God and I say, "You're the author, you're in the room." What does it mean? Here's how I view preaching. I view preaching as me living vicariously through Cameron Hanes. If you don't know Cameron Hanes, he's living the life that I would be living if I were not called to be a pastor. He's a hunter. You can find him on Instagram. He's got 1.2 million followers. He's a hunter and he hunts humanely. He's a bow and arrow guy. So I view myself as I go hunting into the mountain to get the moose and then I carry it back on my back and then I dress it up, and then I cut it up, and I slice it up and then I throw it on the grill. And that's what this is, that's what preaching is. And I do not chew it for you. You have to chew it yourself or else you choke on it. I made a conscious decision to change the way I preach because I'm tired of doing the homework for you. I'm tired of regurgitating to you what you can get in the ESV Study Bible. You want historical context, literary context, you want a definition of the Greek or the Hebrew word? Open an ESV Study Bible, read it. From now on, I just assume that every single one of you has read every single word in the Bible and if there's something that you do not understand, you go into the bottom of ESV, there's cheat codes to explain it to you. I say you got to do your own homework. I say this because I send out a newsletter every Saturday and at the bottom I put the text a link to the chapter. So what am I doing? I assume that you have read it but the data shows that you have not because then I see the click through-rate in MailChimp, which is 2.3%. Having is only 2.3% of the churches with me when I am... I assume you have read. So do your homework. It's like in college where the lecture makes so much more sense if you've read the material the night before. You know what I'm saying? And then you're like, "Oh, the professor got it from the book." That's what I'm saying. I told you a couple weeks ago that we're at war. And the reason why I said that is because a lot of people don't realize that we're at war and the weapons of the enemy are weapons of mass distraction to just get you distracted from what matters. Just hours of your day, you're thinking about the Metaverse, just something out there instead of real life. That's why you need to know the sword of the Spirit, you need to know this word. So it's a conscious decision because I want to spend more time in the sermon doing application and testimony. Because when I listen to a sermon, my favorite part of the sermon is where the guy up there is like, "Before he tells me how to live, I want to know that he actually lived it." So you need testimony to do that. And today, a lot of the sermons give me testimony of the blessing that it is to be generous. And I've thought about this for a very long time. I'm 38 years old and I've experienced life from the perspective of meeting generosity and I've experienced generosity from the perspective of giving and living generously. My parents emigrated to the States in 1989. My dad was 30, my mom was 27. They have three kids, fourth on the way, $700 net worth. We were recipients of generosity. And I watched my dad from this place where he received generosity grow into a place of tremendous generosity. It's hard to be generous in a day like ours. And when I talk about generosity, I'm not just talking about money, I'm talking about wealth. And wealth consists of two parts. They sound the same; presence and presents. That's wealth. Presents. Let's talk about money, presents, with a ts at the end. Presents, this is money, this is gifts, this is things, this is services. It's hard to be generous in a time where inflation, hyperinflation. Now we're going into recession so security payments are going up by 5.9%. If you look at us car market, it's a lot higher. I think we just printed another trillion dollars. Is there going to be recession? Yeah. What else are you worried about? Gas prices, job turmoil, you might have to pick up and move. Real estate, who knows? Kids, you might have to switch schools. You're talking about generosity, you want me to give money. And then there's presence. This is your time. That's our greatest commodity. It's time, it's words, it's ideas, it's encouragement, it's discipleship. It's hard to be generous with that presence in the day when there's members in the church who haven't seen their family in two years. And just being with people is just awkward right now. And then what's the alternative? It's video meetings. And if I have to sit through one more video meeting I will get Bell's palsy. That tic, the nervous tic I get when I'm in a video meeting, that's probably going to be permanent. Okay with people, okay presence, you don't know where they stand on COVID. You do know where they stand on COVID. It's hard to be generous with words when you haven't complimented a person in years. This is my philosophy of complimenting someone. When I see that they're trying, you did something different, I'm going to notice, if I notice it. Usually I have a million things in my mind but if I notice it like, "Hey, you got a haircut? Hey man, happy haircut." If a girl is like, I just know how much it costs to do your hair. I'm like, "Oh, man. That looks good." It's hard to compliment people in a day where... It's awkward. Masks make communicating so hard, especially for internationals or someone with a speech impediment. You want to text. My gift game is through the charts. I got all kinds of pictures on already. That's why we have to talk about driven generosity because no one costs into generosity. You have to talk about a vision for generosity now, here and now, but also in your life. Are you on a trajectory? Do you have a vision in your heart to be generous because that's what love is. It's generosity. That's what grace is. Grace is unmerited favor. And you can't talk about love if you can't talk about treasure. This is why Jesus said, "Wherever your heart is, that's where your treasure is." You can't talk about love if you do not talk about wealth. So that's why we're talking about it. 2nd Corinthians chapter eight. I'm going to assume you have read it. As I mentioned, this is the reading of God's holy and infallible authoritative word. May you write these eternal truths on your heart. And also if you have not read it, I challenge you after to go and read the whole chapter. I'm going to read this as we go along and relisten to the sermon because that's another thing, I assume that if you're a member or if you go here, you do not miss sermons because we pour our life, our heart into these sermon, and we're leading the church through the preaching of God's word. We're leading. So if you're a member and you're on vacation... The average member of this church goes to church half the time, half the Sundays. Stuff just comes up. You got to take a weekend trip. "Yeah, I can't live in the city." You got to go New Hampshire, you go to the White Mountains. You just travel the world and you miss and you come back, you're like, "This is a different church. I didn't go to this church. I became a member of this church?" Yeah, keep up. That's what I'm saying. All right. 1st Corinthians 16, this is the context, verses one through four. It's there if you want. St. Paul said this, he said, "The Gospel was planted in Jerusalem through Jesus Christ." Now there's a church in Jerusalem, Jesus' brother, his younger brother, half brother James, becomes a pastor. And then God sends the Holy Spirit upon the church and then God said to them, "Go and preach the gospel in Jerusalem, in Judea, in Samaria, to the ends of the earth." They didn't so God sends persecution so they start actually doing their job. And because of the persecution in Jerusalem and because there's a famine at the time, the church isn't doing well, they can't even work, they can't find jobs because people find out that you're a Christian, now all of a sudden you're fired. So St. Paul then, he hears about the church of Jerusalem, and then he's been planting churches in Ephesus, Colossi, Philippi, in Corinth. He plants these churches and he knows that they are prospering financially. And he says, "Hey, the church in Jerusalem has a need so I'm going to ask you to collect finances and then send one representative from your church. Don't give me the money." He says, "Send one representative to Jerusalem with the finances. I will accompany you." And by accompanying you, that shows us that he has no mercenary interest in the matter. It's not for him at all but he's risking life and limb to accompany them to go to Jerusalem and he actually ends up in prison because... So it shows that he's generous with his life to be generous to the church of Jerusalem. And also what he's doing is he's healing tension, racial tension between the Jewish church and the Gentile churches. What he's saying is, "We're one big family." That's the context. Three points. Grace is generous gift giving. Grace is generous gift giving. First of all Grace is, and that's what he starts with. This the first one. We want you to know brothers about the grace of God that has been given among the churches of Macedonia. Grace, unmerited favor, God saved them. They added nothing to their salvation. Grace, God predestined them before the foundation of the world. Draws them, elects them, they become Christians, it's all grace, all their sins forgiven, by the grace of God that has been given among the churches, Macedonia for in a severe test of affliction, their abundance of joy so they're experiencing affliction as well. They're persecuted as well. Their abundance of joy. They have so much joy that God saved them. And they're extreme poverty, they don't have much money. They're afflicted, they have extreme poverty in Macedonia that have overflowed in a wealth of generosity on their part. He's saying, "The church is poor." And if that tiny little church plant in Macedonia, that church plant is younger than the church in Corinth, if they were generous because they're wealthy in generosity, shouldn't you be more generous than a baby church?" That's what he's saying. And he's talking about grace. There's a difference between grace and mercy. Mercy is you don't get what you deserve, you don't get help. Grace says you get what you don't deserve. You get pulled over, you're doing 79 and 35 and the cop says you deserve a $450 speeding ticket. If you don't know what I'm alluding to, listen to last week's sermon. And the cop shows up and he's like, "Here's your ticket, $450." But then he tears it up and he says, "Oh, well. Why are you speeding?" And you say, "I'm speeding because my dad set my curfew at 10:00 PM." And he said, "I'm going to take your keys away because my dad said that nothing good happens after 10:00 PM." And I'm like, "Ah, that's when the good stuff started happening." And then the cop says, "I get it. I had a dad like that." And then the cop gives you $450. That's great. Did you deserve that gift? You did not. So St. Paul says, generosity starts on knowing. I deserve hell, but God promises me heaven. Jesus paid all my debts and He redeemed me. I have access to the treasures of Jesus Christ because I belong to him. Once you receive the forgiveness, you are willing to give whatever God causes you to give. They're dirt poor but the rich enjoy their overflow and wealth of generosity. Do you have a vision? Are you driven with a vision for generosity? Are you driven for this? I'm not talking about just working enough to meet your needs. I'm talking about work enough to meet someone else's needs. I once heard that Rick Warren, who wrote The Purpose Driven Life, now it's a different title. What on Earth Am I Here For? It was the best selling book of all time. Hardback books after the Bible. Best selling. He made bank. And then I heard that he turned into a reverse tither where he didn't just give 10%, he gave 90%. I remember hearing that and thinking, "Oh my. Imagine doing that." And I had this desire, I'm like, "Lord, I would love to one day to be the reverse tither." And then I became a pastor. I became a church planter in Boston. How big does your 10% have to be? But I haven't lost the vision because I believe in a God of miracles. If your crypto investments go to $10 million overnight, are you going to tithe? Are you going to give a million dollars to the church? And if you can't be generous with theoretical money. This is absolute real talk because in the same way that 2.3% of the church actually clicks the link, 2.3% of the church actually gives. So there's 10 people that give most of the giving. We'll get to the tithing. I'm just going to plant this here, make you feel a little uncomfortable knowing that we'll get there. By the time we get there you're going to forget that you were uncomfortable, okay? And what are you doing to make the vision a reality? Whoever doesn't work shouldn't eat, Scripture says. And if you do work, you're going to work hard enough to have something else to share. You work hard enough to put yourself in a position where you can be exorbitantly, lavishly, liberally generous. Not conserving, just conserving everything that you're given. So you got to ask your yourself whenever you're making... I just want to plant the vision in your heart and then it's going to be you and the Holy Spirit and the Holy Spirit. Once you add, "Lord, how can I be driven to be more generous? Will this decision helped me become more generous?" And then you weight decision. Even when you're young, you weigh which school to go to and what to major in, how many loans to take out and how long it's going to take you to pay off the loans so that you can be lavishly generous. This vision it's not how you change your life today. It's a philosophy of life. Verse three continues, for they gave according to their means, as I can testify, and beyond their means like the widow with the two mites and Jesus watched her give money to the Temple of their own accord, begging us earnestly for the favor of taking part in the relief of the saints and this not as we expected but they gave themselves first to the Lord. And then by the will of God to us. They first gave and said, "God, I'm yours. You did everything to make me yours. I'm yours and everything I have is yours so Lord, what would you have me do with what you have given me, both my dollars in my days? My time, my treasure, my talent. Everything, Lord, it's all yours." And when you have that mindset and you hear of a need, you say, "Please, let me help you." He uses the word beg. They begged. You don't think of beggars as giving, as generous. And he says, "They're begging me to take their finances to help this other church." What a vision. It's like when you start a company and it's tremendous, and the idea is tremendous. It's going to help so many people, and then someone hears it's a great idea and they're like, "Please, let me invest. Let me invest. I'm begging you, let me invest." Because you know that this investment is going to turn into something a lot more. That's what it means to give in this world. It's an investment for heaven. God keeps track of everything. I've given money away I don't even remember, I don't remember. And then somebody writes to me like, "Hey, you changed my life that one time." My family is from Ukraine and Estonia. I remember we went to visit a family member Ukraine. Their annual salary, she was an engineer, she makes $500 a year. $500, here you go, cash. It changed her life. What's $500 here? Three days of rent? You know what I'm saying? Generosity has to be precise. If you really want to be generous, you always you have extra. You're waiting for the opportunity. You hear of a need and you're like, "Yeah. What's your Venmo?" I'm going to meet the need because God has met mine. Timing is everything. How can I help? And not just finances. If you're in college, you don't have much to finances but you have time. You can be present with people. Timing is everything. How can I help with this posture of heart? What would change your day today? What do you need from me right now? How can I help? And you got to get to know people and practically this is why community groups are so important because in community group you get to know people and then at prayer request time, they're like, "Hey, can you pray for this situation? I need help." So it takes humility to get to know people, it takes humility to pray for people, and it takes humility to actually voice your need. And then it takes humility to receive the gift because there's always this mentality of, yeah. But then I owe you. No. You don't. This is a gift. You didn't deserve it. Just don't forget it. Just say thank you. Just thank you. Are you adding value to someone's life with your wealth? That's true generosity. You can't meet everyone's every need but you can at least pray. That's the bare minimum. I'll think about you. I'll expand my brain energy to actually pray for you and continue to pray for you. For example for me, what do I need? My wife hates buying prisons for me because she's like, "What can you give a man who has everything?" And I hate buying presents for her, different reason. She's not hearing this service, praise God. I can be transparent. I bought her a purse one time. Nice. Leather. Big. She doesn't like big purses. I had no idea so I gave it to her. She took it back. She took it back. Don't take it back. If it was a gift just pretend you like it, okay? So what do I need? I need prayer. I ask that you pray for me, I ask that you pray for me by name. I ask that you pray for my family, I ask that you pray for the Sikkemas and the Hoots, Pastor Shane and Pastor Andy. I ask that you pray for the staff. I ask you pray for the members of this church, and I ask you to pray for a building. I was at a pastor's meeting and they're like, "Hey, can you fill out the survey?" And it's all your personal information. They said, "What's the greatest need in your town, in your city?" I wrote church building with a school. I've been here for 12 years and if people had not moved away at the rate that they were moving away, we would have a church of thousands. It'd be a different conversation. So in the back of my mind, I'm always thinking subconsciously, what will make this a church that you're like, "I will not move away." What would that take? And in my mind, I imagine a church building so nice that you're like, "Why would I go anywhere else? I'm going to figure out how to stay here." So I ask that you pray for that. St. Paul talks about this. He talks about his generosity, the generosity with his people Macedonians and then he brings in Titus. Accordingly we urge Titus that as he had started so he should complete among you this act of grace. So Titus is there and he's like "You started the collection. Let's finish the collection so that Titus with representatives from your church can go bring this to Jerusalem. Second is generous verses seven through nine. He uses the phrase excel in generosity. 2nd Corinthians 8:7, But as you excel, you excel. Does that word do anything to you emotionally? Well, if you work with Excel, it does. He says, "In the same way that you excel in faith." I know a lot of Christians like this. "I just want to know about God, I just want to know God's word, I want to memorize the whole thing." Yeah. Keep going, "Excel in speech, excel in knowledge, in all earnestness, in our love for you-- see that you excel in this act of grace also." I went to seminary with these people who have never really done anything in... I went to seminary after working for two years in the business world and I worked in government and I realized I got to seminary, none of these people know life. They don't understand how the real world works and that's why the pastors are like, "I don't want to talk about money." This is what people think about all the time. This is what you do at your job all the time. In some sense, you're thinking about creating value and getting value. He says, "Excel in this act of grace." Not just the faith part. A lot of people they take faith so seriously that it never becomes real so it's just theoretical and works. And some people are all about works theoretically. Some people somewhere should give something. That's why the government should tax everybody and the government should figure out how to be generous so that I don't have to be. That's why whenever I hear Elon Musk gave this amount of money and then all these haters show up and they're like, "Yeah, but that's only 0.001% of his net worth." What if we made your generosity public? I want to come on in on that tweet. He's talking about generosity. Giving, excelling, liberal giving. It's as important to the faith as works is it is works, it's faith with works. It's all intertwined. And by the way, generosity is not tithing. Tithing is giving 10% of your income to your local church before uncle Sam or FICA takes their cut. That's tithing. Giving 10%. Tithing is not generosity. Tithing is just not stealing from God. It's Malachi three. You look it up. He says we are to give, and I will go against any theologian who says otherwise with the like, oh, new covenant, it was the Old Testament, not the New Testament. In the old Testament the tithe remains and then they had temple tax and all kinds of stuff. It was actually computed it was 27 and a half percent, whatever it is. Did Jesus Christ talk about tithing? He just assumed it. He assumed if you love your local church, you will give to your local church because you believe in it. And do you have a verse? Yeah, Matthew, 23:23. Jesus condemning the Pharisees. Woe to you Scribes and Pharisees hypocrites. They were the conservatives. The sad you sees were the liberals. These are the conservatives and Jesus hits both sides. "You're so conservative with your money." He's saying, "Woe to you Scribes and Pharisees, hypocrites for you tithe mint, dill, cumin. They had a little garden. They get 10 leaves of mint. One goes to the temple." They neglected the weightier matters of the law. Justice, mercy, faithfulness. These, you ought to have done the justice, the mercy, faithfulness, the most important stuff without neglecting the others, the tithe. Do we care about justice and mercy and faithfulness? We do. Do we care about justice? I stand against any form of oppression, any form of oppression. Any form of oppression I stand against so should you, but also you got to care about giving because money flows when you love something, when you believe in something. You invest in what you believe naturally, you invest in what you love naturally. Take my money, take my wealth. Let me just apply this to dating. So all the single people, but also the married people you listen too because I'm teaching generosity here. So young men, I'm going to start with young men. You like a girl, you like a girl. She's a Christian because why would you marry a non-Christian? Marriage is hard enough. You like a girl and you know that she likes you, that's important because a lot of people just assume, you're single, I'm single, I'm of the other gender so you definitely like me. No. If you can't even read that she likes you or not, you definitely aren't ready for marriage because women communicate very differently than men do. So you got to read her, you got to read the signs. You can't be oblivious to the stuff. And if you are, you come talk to me and I will tell you, "Bro, she literally emailed me and said, Pastor Jan, please tell this person to stop. I don't like him." And then Pastor Jan is going to say, "You know what? Here's a few things that you can work on." Okay. You like a girl. She likes you. You ask her out on a date. You ask her out for dinner and you go somewhere nice. Not too nice. Not too swanky. Good food, good ambiance. You're having good conversation. Lead with the questions. Lead the conversation. You ask her about her life, about her dreams, about her vision, her beliefs, what she likes, you're a student because that's what marriage is. And then the check comes, how are we paying for this? Bro if there's any hesitation in your heart, I didn't expect her to order appetizers. If you have to do that, you're not ready. You're in the wrong place. You should be at your job, at your second job. You should be at your side hustle. There's 16 hours in the day and you're single. What else do you do with your time? Now, also you got to tip. You pay for it and you tip well, not based on, ooh, if they didn't serve me right. Have you ever been in the food industry? Some of the hardest work ever. You tip and you tip well and you'll let her know I'm a boss because that's what a girl wants. Split the bill. Let me just analyze this. It's such a cultural issue because I come in with Slavic bag. On Slavic back it's completely different. Completely. If I said I had to talk about this at church, if I said that to any of my Russian brothers, they'd be like, "Why?" They'll be like, "Oh, Americans. They don't know." You don't know. Tanya, my wife Tanya, in the first sermon, I said that she dated a guy who gave her a gift then she texted me during the sermon. She's like, I never dated him. It was just a birthday present. But this guy shows up and he wanted a date or she didn't go on a date yet. She thought he was boring because girls like to laugh and he had no sense of humor, but he had money. So he bought her a gold watch on her birthday. It didn't work. She kept the watch and she gave it to my daughter, Sophia, who still has the watch. But I had to ask, I'm like, "She's high maintenance because how big does a rock have to be to marry a girl like that?" Back to the cultural analysis, the splitting the bill you're hedging bets. And if you're hedging bets this might not work out. So I don't want to take a hit on my net worth. If you're hedging bets and you don't view this as I'm investing, if you're hedging your bets, you're in the wrong spot. You should have been at community group with her, getting to know her. Because when you get married, you got one bank account anyway so get married and your chances are higher if you pay for the bill, that's one thing. The phrase, let's go Dutch, is splitting the bill. Do you know that phrase? Let's go Dutch. Pastor Shane, who is Dutch told me that that's inaccurate. He said, "No. True Dutch people do not go Dutch in the restaurant because true Dutch people do not go out to eat. They go fishing, which is a much better date." What I'm saying is, if you really love, there's got to be generosity. And ladies, just a word, please have the humility to let the guy pay because marriage is getting an order. There's an order to creation. There's God the Father, God the Son, God the Holy Spirit, husband, wife, children, angels, demons and demons became demon Satan became Satan because he wouldn't get an order where you as the wife, as a woman, you're saying is, I will follow you. I will follow your lead if you're going to lead like that, if you're going to lead with generosity. No one wants to be married to a stingy person. No one wants to be married to a mooch. No one wants to be friends with the mooch. A person who all the do is mooch off of you. They go to your house and they always come with empty hands. And you're like, at some point I'm going to stop inviting you into my house. And usually those mooches are theoretically very generous. In their heart they're like, I'm bringing my presence. Yeah bro but you got to bring presence to. This is the act of grace. That's what St. Paul is talking about. You excel in the act of grace. Do you have a vision to Excel? I say this, not as a command, but to prove by the earnestness of others that your love also is genuine. Love can be proven. It can be tested. And you can tell if you love when your time and your talents and treasure, everything just flows into the direction of the one whom you love. And Paul uses the example of generosity, Macedonians to inspire the Corinthians verse nine, for you know the grace of our Lord, Jesus Christ. This is what it's all rooted in. You know the grace of our Lord, Jesus Christ, that though He was rich yet for your sake He became poor so that you by His poverty might become rich. This is the greatest act of generosity in the universe. The God of this universe, the son of God who always existed, there was never a time that He was not. He did not start being when he was born. No, no. When He was born and He took on flesh. That's His incarnation. That's when His humanity started, but Jesus always was. So you've got the whole doctrine Jesus Christ. He was the Christ here in a nutshell, one person, two natures. And we have the greatest motive. We have the greatest motive for the greatest act to ever happened. Why did Jesus do this? Because He loves us and He wants to make us rich. Jesus wants to make you wealthy so He bankrupts himself to make you wealthy. Jesus Christ was poor on purpose. I've heard of people get really rich and then they get poor but it's never on purpose unless you're dying and then you're a philanthropist and you give everything away. My dad says that money is like oxygen. You only need it when you're alive. But Jesus Christ did this intentionally. And by the way, people looked at Jesus Christ and they're like, "Bro, you're poor." And He's like, "But I own everything." And by the way He could have also used, He had a very particular set of skills that He could have used to enrich Himself on earth. He could have started a tremendous wine business or a baker but he chose not to. He chose to bring a different kind of wealth into the world, a wealth that really matters. That's what he did so He loved and He died. So Jesus Christ was rich. We live in a world that demonizes wealth because we idolize it. Jonathan Edwards has this thing where he talks about the cycle of idolization and demonization where you idolize something, this is my savior and you realize it can't save you, you begin to demonize it. The world does this with money. We do this with people. And this is why one of the things I say as a pastor all the time, do not idolize me. I'm not the guy. I'm not Jesus. I'm just here literally just talking about Jesus, Jesus, Jesus, Jesus, Jesus, Jesus. It's not about me. It's about Jesus. I walk with Jesus and I'm going to tell you how I walk with Jesus but it's not about me. So do not idolize me because I've seen and then all of a sudden we're not friends. Same thing the world does with money. Is it inherently wrong to be rich? No, of course not. Is it inherently wrong to be poor? No. Jesus was both. There's righteous rich and righteous poor and there's unrighteous rich and unrighteous poor. And Jesus Christ said, "I came in here. I look poor but I was wealthy." Because you can be poor and wealthy at the same time. You go to countries that are not as materially prosperous as ours and you look at their life and they live a richer life. I was reading Solzhenitsyn this week. Solzhenitsyn he is famous for The Gulag Archipelago, where he was imprisoned. And by the way, if you want to really understand what the world is going through, read him. And one of the things that he said was when he got out of The Gulag, out of the prison for speaking truth, he got out of the prison and he would write in prison and he would memorize everything that he wrote and then he would burn the papers and then when he got out, he wrote it all down and he brought his best friends into his little cabin with a dirt floor and he for five hours recited his work because that's all he could give them. And their life was changed because they were enriched. That's what Jesus is saying. What does Jesus want in return for his word? For his work? He wants gratitude. Just like each one of us when we're generous to someone just say, thank you. Romans one, they didn't thank God, we didn't thank God. That's what sin is. Sin is in gratitude toward God. Jesus says, worship me, glorify me. Verse five, and this not as we expected but they gave themselves first to the Lord and then by the will of God to us. Generosity to others as the embodiment of Christ incarnation of his embodiment. What's the most generous thing that you can do to someone? The highest level of generosity. What is the absolute generous thing you can do to someone is help them understand the greatest act of generosity for them, help them understand that Jesus Christ died on the cross for your sins, my sins, everybody. And He wants to forgive you so that you will have life with Him now, eternal life that begins now and for all of eternity. There is no greater gift that you can give anybody than the word of the gospel. There's no greatest act of generosity and that's why I need to say the following. A very famous quote was thrown around in the church all the time and it goes like this, preach gospel at all times and use words if necessary. Francis of Assisi, it's attributed to him but he never wrote it. It's actually very anachronistic. (silence) It's an oxymoronic quote because how did you get that quote in my mind? Did you come up to me and put your hand on my shoulder and infuse and inject those words into my mind. Did you buy me lunch and through that sandwich or just in my mind? No, you use words. And I hear what you're saying. I understand what you're saying but you're saying, you're using words. The problem is that quote, a lot of people use it as an excuse to justify the fact that they have never shared the gospel with another human being. Well you're being a mooch. You're being stingy with your greatest gift. So share the gospel. That's the point. Speaking the gospel's the most compassionate, the most empathetic, the most kind generous thing you can do. It's also the most savage thing you can do. In a world that says, "No, you can't talk about that." You're like, "Oh yeah, I'm going to talk about that." You need to believe in Jesus, repent of your sin because you're going to hell. I don't want you to. Let's go to heaven instead together. Savage. Savage love. So what I'm trying to say is don't Assisi-fy Christianity. Let's do what Jesus did. Jesus didn't just give us fruit from the tree of life. He welcomes us into the garden and shows us where to get it. Three is gift giving. And this is 2nd Corinthians 8:10 through 11. These verses are just an application of St. Paul of these principles. So I'm going to read them fast and I might skip some. In this matter I give my judgment. This benefits you who a year ago started not only to do this work, but also desire to do it so now finish doing it as well. So that your readiness and desire may be mashed by your completing it out of what you have. They had begun to gather lapsed, perhaps false teachers came in, perhaps they won the money themselves, but he says, I want you to give now because everyone's generous theoretically until you have to cut the check, until you have to hit the send button, until you have to actually take from yourself and give to another. Verse 12, for if the readiness is there it is acceptable according to what a person has not according to what he does not have. What he's saying is it's not about the amount, it's about your desire to give. He doesn't care who gives what. I have no idea who gives what at Mosaic. I have no idea. I don't have access to any of the finances. I have no idea. I only know how much one family gives. That's my family. And I look at that number every once in a while. I'm like, is this commensurate with how much I love? Verse 13, for I do not mean that others should be eased and you burdened but that as a matter of fairness, your abundance at the present time should supply their need so their abundance may supply your need that there may be fairness. What he's saying is, right now, you are more prosperous than those people, so you should share. We teach little kids at home, hey, you guys share. It's not your Legos and it's not her Legos. It's my Legos. This is how you know that a child is maturing because a child actually turns around at mom who your whole life and I'm saying, did you eat? Are you hungry? Did you eat? Did you eat? You try and say, "Mom, did you eat?" There's a maturity in generosity. Verse 15. This is really a principle and he gets it from the old Testament. As it is written, whoever gathered much had nothing left over and whoever gathered little had no lack. And here he goes to when Israel is in the wilderness freed from captivity but they don't have access to food because they're in a desert. They ask God, God sends manna. So every day manna would fall from heaven. I think of manna as a Los Amigos burrito. That's how I think of manna from heaven, the surf and turf, praise God. So burritos are falling from heaven every single morning. And people they go up to grab their burrito. How many burritos are you going to eat? And you know that this burrito is actually going to go bad tomorrow so you can't save it. And you have a decision to make you grab your three burritos for the day, a very nutritious meal. There's a lot of burritos on the floor. You have decision to make. If you are an able bodied, healthy human being. The question, am I going to gather more for whom? Well, it's not for me because it's going to go bad. Am I going to gather for someone else? Perhaps was weak or frail or perhaps it was responsibilities at home like a single parent where I don't have time to go out and gather burritos. And the most industrious, the most driven would say, "You know what? This is an opportunity for me to serve my brothers and sisters. I am going to gather as much as I can to be as helpful as I can." Well that kind of vision for your life, it changes a person. It changes your capacity. One day you gathered 10 burritos, the next day you gathered 12. A year goes by and you're gathering 400 because you need to figure out how to organize people. Now you're managing other gatherers of burritos and after a while you develop the skillset of how the world works, leadership, et cetera, et cetera and then you get into the promised land and you have a certain skill set that other people do not. And this is where the gleaning laws come in. God knew this and he knew that the most industrious, the most diligent, the most self-driven and most ambitious are going to build businesses. So God says, "Look, when you build a business, when you got a farm, do not harvest absolutely every single bit. Don't maximize your profits." I want you to start a business from the perspective of generosity. And he says, "Leave things on the outskirts for the widow, the orphan and the immigrant." The American church today has lost the vision of the gleaning laws. So if you start a company, are you driven by generosity? Are you driven by greed like Facebook is, like Google is, like Apple is. If you publish an app in the app store or Google play, you know how much they take? They take 30%. They didn't build it. Let me speak to my fellow entrepreneurs. My culture creators, influencers, hustlers. Let me speak to founders. I know the heart of a founder, a heart of a founder is like a heart of a father. You are always thinking about your baby consciously or subconsciously. You have dreams about your baby. Build with generosity. To my fellow employees who work for bosses, I want you to understand that when you clock out, your boss does not. You stop thinking. You're like, "I don't get paid to think about this. I don't get paid to answer this email." Well your boss does not. So there's got to be generosity. A generous employees, generous bosses, generous CEOs, managers, generous consumers. I know a guy who's the most generous guy I have ever met. I'm going to tell you a story about him after. He's generous toward everybody except for Chipotle. They mess up his order and he is on the customer service line demanding extra burritos. Bro, generous tip. You got to tip. Most basic thing you can do. Generous lawyers, generous nurses and doctors, generous scientists, generous teachers, politicians, developers, builders, executive consultants, analysts, students, professors, generous in the food industry, generous in the international relations, generous bankers, investors, VCs, designers, artists, musicians, architects, childcare professionals. I've said pastors, athletes, comedians, and everyone I left out. And I want to speak here about someone that everyone leaves out, stay at home moms. My wife was a stay at home mom. You know in Russian what they say? What is your wife doing? And they say doma sidit. She sits at home? Come in my house for a day. Sits at home. My wife is a homemaker. That's her full-time job. That was a conscious decision. We live on one income. Why is it her full-time job? Because it's a full-time job to be my wife. So husbands if your wife works a full-time job, do not demand from her that being a mom and a wife is a full-time job. If you want it to be a full-time job, make it her full-time job. This sermon I like because this topic I like because it throws everyone for a loop. Where's Pastor Jan politically on? Let me just explain where I am politically, because the last few sermons when I go real talk people are like, "Where is he politically?" I went to Brown University. Even in the Ivy leagues it's the most liberal one. Everyone's like, "Oh, you went to Brown. Oh, that's weird. That's just weird." They don't have a business school on purpose. It doesn't help the endowment. So I went to Brown University, but I will go to church on Sundays at a Russian Baptist church as conservative in every perspective as possible. They were Republicans before they even learned English to know that they're Republicans. They're Republicans before they learned the word. So at church, I am the lib and at Brown everyone's like, "What is wrong with you?" There were tree huggers before that became a thing. And Bush was President and I bashed Bush and my dad called me a lib for bashing Bush. And then the libs love Bush now so was my dad a lib? That's where I am politically. Here's my analysis of being in these two worlds. Liberals are strong in works theoretically. The ideas when they hit the pavement, they don't work. They want someone else to be generous. Let's talk about your generosity. And conservatives, they're theoretical in the faith part. God, faith, family, freedom. Great. Let's talk about the faith. All of you need to repent. All of you. Satan sometimes comes as a Republican and sometimes he comes as a Democrat. And I'm an equal opportunity preacher. All of them need to repent, everybody. Trust in Jesus. That's what I'm saying. 2nd Corinthians, I say that because on the one hand, I'm like, generosity. On the other hand, I'm thinking about homeschooling my kids. So where am I politically? I don't look at things through political lenses. I look at things through biblical lenses which makes it hard for people to make sense sometimes. 2nd Corinthians 8:16 through 18. But thanks be to God who put into the heart of Titus. So now he's talking about Titus generosity. The same earnest care I have for you for he not only accepted our appeal, but being himself very earnest, he's going to you of his own accord so Titus is generous with his time. With him we're sending the brother who is famous among all the churches for his preaching of the gospel. Great thing to be famous for. Was Paul generous? Of course he was, but he's not talking about his generosity here. He talks about Titus. The brother of preach the gospel. He's talking about the Macedonians. Being generous specifically when people do not deserve it. That's what we're talking about. My friend Walt is one of the most generous people I've ever met. He was our video guy so I'm going to talk about Walt for a second. I bought new couches for my basement from Bob's Furniture. Tremendous place. I bought these new couches. They're supposed to get delivered. So I'm waiting. I'm supposed to get delivered 3:00 PM. They got delivered at 10:30 PM so I'm like, these guys do not deserve anything. It was raining. I saw the guys, they pulled up to my place. I'm like, "Hey, why are you guys late?" And they said, "We got Storrow-ed." You know what that means? Yeah, look it up. They got Storrow-ed. I look at the truck. Yeah, they got Storrow-ed. The truck was too tall for the bridges on the Storrow. I'm like, oh, okay. This is the first time. And then it's raining. They're bringing the couches in. They scratched the mop. Either take my doors off. They wouldn't do that and I brought half the couch in and then Walt comes to me, there's three guys and he's like, "Hey, do you have any cash?" I was like, "For what?" Cash. "To tip them." I said, "Number one, it's not your couch. Number two, they didn't deserve it." And he said, "Yeah, that's why it's a gift." He gave each guy 20 bucks. 20 bucks and I gave him diet Cokes after. That's generosity. 2nd Corinthians 8:19, not only that but he has been appointed by the churches to travel with us as we carry out the act of grace as being ministered by us for the glory of himself in the show of good will. And then he continues in verse 20. We take this course meaning Paul himself is going to be with them, but he's not holding the money, representatives from each church are going so that no one's asking questions. That's verse 20. We take this course so that no one should blame us about this generous gift that's being administered by us for we aim at what is honorable, not only in the Lord's sight, but also in the sight of man. So he's saying, I'm taking extra precautions so that no one has any questions. So there's no malfeasance. That's what he's doing. So this is very unique because St. Paul has an open heart. I want to be generous but he's got an open mind. He understands the way this fallen world works and he understands that there's measures to take to make sure that no one's asking questions. It's a discerning generosity. Jesus said, "Be gentle as doves but shrewd as serpents." Because what is generosity? What is grace? It's giving people a gift that they do not deserve but if you are a generous person, what can happen is people just start expecting you. You're supposed to be generous to me. And if they're expecting it, now it's not a gift. It's cheap grace, you paid for it, but it's cheap because they don't value it because they feel entitled to it. And this is why a lot of Christians get taken advantage of because you are not discerning that a lot of people are still sinners. You're a sinner, they're a sinner, all's a sinner. So there's an aspect of total depravity. So sometimes to these people, the most loving thing you can do is say, "Hey, get a job and I'll help you get a job." Because sometimes helping actually hurts and the most generous thing to do is not help. Let me just give you an illustration from one of my least favorite things to do in the world, washing dishes. I do not do it often but when I do wash the dishes, I expect everyone to notice. Because as soon as you've stopped noticing, I stop washing. And here in lie, the source of so much of the gender role struggles. It's a secret, I'm here to reveal the secret to you. Men and women view dishwashing differently. Women washed the dishes after they eat, men wash the dishes before they eat. Because man if you washing the dishes just gave you a lot of things, supply and demand. If I supplied too much then the price goes down. So this is the way, why wash the dishes every day and my wife might stop noticing when I can wash the dishes once a week and she's ecstatic? And the point is notice when people are generous to you. Just say thank you. Don't take it for granted because then it's not a gift anymore. St. Paul view generosity through concentric circles, generous to the Lord, generous to the church. He wasn't married. So I got to bring in a few concentric circles. I'm generous to the Lord. That's my first circle. My second circle is, how can I be generous to my wife? My third circle is, how can be generous to my daughters? My fourth circle is, how can I be generous to my grandchildren? Then I say, how can we generous to my parents, siblings, friends, coworkers, community group, church members, attenders, neighbors and I want to be a reverse tither. So how much we need? God's got it. Verse 23, as for Titus, he is my partner and fellow worker. For your benefit as for our brothers, they're messengers of the churches, the glory of Christ. So the churches are the glory of Christ so why wouldn't we invest? So prove before the churches of your love and of your boasting about you to these men. Give proof of your love in the context of finances. I'll close with the story before we go into communion, a story of Doyva and Rufina Angira. Rufina was from Siberia. Doyva was from Finland. They met in Narva, Estonia in the '80s. My dad was Doyva's manager at a factory that my dad worked at. And one of my dad's jobs was to give out bonuses at the end of the month, depending on who worked the best. Well there were drunks in the factory because everyone had to work. So if you got fired on one job, you just get another job and it's not about performance by you just showing up so they wouldn't really work. So he would take their bonuses and give it the Doyva. Salary was 200 rubles a month. My dad would make sure that it's an extra 50, 60 rubles a month extra for Doyva. The reason why that's important is because Doyva had eight kids and they were so poor that the whole family could not go outside for a walk because they didn't have enough sets of clothing. So my dad was generous to this guy. My dad shared with me this week, he said, one time, the first time he did it, Doyva will get his check-in and he's looking at it and he had bad eyesight. He's trying to figure out why is the number wrong? And then it finally hit him and he looks at my dad and he says, "May God bless you for that generosity." Well, one of the things that Doyva did was he was writing to the US Senate for a decade. He had been writing since the late '80s for a decade. Hey, I can't live in the Soviet Union as a Christian. I can't feed my family. I need refugee status to come to the United States. And he was granted it and he moved to Providence, Rhode Island. And he's the one that actually invited my family. He forced my dad to give them all the information. And then when my sister Aida was born, she was born in '88. My dad got the invitation and then finally he applied and he got a visa. So our family, with $700 in my dad's pocket, my family immigrated to the United States in Providence, Rhode Island and Doyva, I'll never forget, he came to pick us up in his beater and he was so happy to be in the land of milk and honey. That generosity, alleged generosity but then the cycle continued. My dad made it a mission in his life to help immigrants. How many times have you heard of immigrants coming? There was always finances. There was always groceries. He would help them and he would hire them. We live in a country where everyone's talking about theoretical generosity. We have 11 million undocumented immigrants living here amongst us. Are you generous to your neighbor? Receive the grace of Jesus Christ. If you haven't, grace is a generous gift giving. This isn't just a phrase, it's philosophy of life. Jesus lived like this so let us live like this.

10-41 with Todd McComas
63: Wounding Warriors

10-41 with Todd McComas

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 3, 2021 64:35


Daniel M. Gade is a retired US Army lieutenant colonel, former US Senate candidate, and twice-wounded combat veteran. His new, hard-hitting book blows the lid off of how our country treats veterans as if they are all sick and broken, and then turns around and wonders why we have so many sick veterans. You can follow Daniel on Facebook @gadeforvirginia, Twitter @gadeforvirginia and on Instagram @daniel.m.gade.  He's new to Instagram, so give him a follow! His book “Wounding Warriors” is available now at www.woundingwarriors.com (signed copy) or on Amazon.  If you want to listen to it, order it here https://www.audible.com/pd/B09GD6JLYF/?source_code=AUDFPWS0223189MWT-BK-ACX0-277300&ref=acx_bty_BK_ACX0_277300_rh_us

The Charlie Kirk Show
It's Time to Drug Test Congress

The Charlie Kirk Show

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 29, 2021 39:46


What if we told you it's entirely possible that members of the American Ruling Class were mandating an experimental and massively-profitable vaccine for the people while they take cheap, accessible, and largely condemned treatments like Ivermectin and Hydroxychloroquine. Evidence is stacking up that this may be the case and Charlie offers a solution that's never been posed before in our public discourse on the virus. Later in the episode, Charlie's joined by one of the most scathing critics of our American Oligarchy, candidate for US Senate in Ohio and Friend of The Charlie Kirk Show, JD Vance, to talk education, mandates, and much, much more.  Support the show: http://www.charliekirk.com/support See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.