The production of "Full Metal Jacket" (1987), directed by the legendary Stanley Kubrick, was a painstakingly detailed and immersive experience that exemplified the director's penchant for perfectionism. Kubrick's approach to creating the gritty world of the Vietnam War was nothing short of meticulous. One of the standout aspects of the production was the casting and training of the actors. Kubrick sought out actors who could fully embody their roles, and this included intense auditions and physical transformations. Vincent D'Onofrio, who portrayed the troubled Private Pyle, famously gained a significant amount of weight for his character, while the entire cast underwent boot camp-style military training to convincingly portray soldiers. This immersive preparation allowed the actors to inhabit their roles with an authenticity that shines through in the film. Another hallmark of the production was Kubrick's dedication to creating authentic settings. The film was shot in real-world locations, including England and London's former Beckton Gas Works, which were transformed into war-torn Vietnamese landscapes. The attention to detail was remarkable, from the realistic military equipment and uniforms to the hand-painted "Born to Kill" helmet worn by Private Joker, played by Matthew Modine. Kubrick's insistence on practical effects and his willingness to take the time necessary to achieve his vision contributed to the film's raw and uncompromising portrayal of the Vietnam War. The result was a cinematic masterpiece that continues to be celebrated for its realism and artistry. If you enjoy the show we have a Patreon, become a supporter. www.patreon.com/thevhsstrikesback Plot Summary: "Full Metal Jacket" (1987), directed by Stanley Kubrick, offers a gripping and unflinching portrayal of the Vietnam War through a two-part narrative. The first part unfolds in a U.S. Marine Corps boot camp at Parris Island, South Carolina. Here, the audience is introduced to a group of young recruits undergoing brutal training under the iron fist of Gunnery Sergeant Hartman (R. Lee Ermey). The recruits, including the cynical and quick-witted Private Joker (Matthew Modine) and the struggling and mentally unstable Private Pyle (Vincent D'Onofrio), endure physical and psychological torment as they are molded into efficient killing machines. This part of the film delves deep into the dehumanizing effects of military training, emphasizing the loss of individuality and the emergence of a collective soldier identity. The second part of the film takes place in the heart of the Vietnam War itself. Joker, now a war correspondent, and his fellow Marines are thrust into the brutal and chaotic urban warfare of the Tet Offensive. They navigate the horrors of battle, facing a relentless enemy and witnessing the profound psychological toll the war takes on both their comrades and themselves. Joker's journey culminates in a chilling confrontation with a deadly sniper, a moment that forces him to confront the moral complexities of war and the duality of human nature. "Full Metal Jacket" is a searing exploration of the dehumanization and psychological trauma inflicted by war, as well as an examination of the blurred lines between humanity and inhumanity in the crucible of combat. Kubrick's meticulous direction and the outstanding performances of the cast make it a haunting and enduring portrayal of the Vietnam War experience. email@example.com https://linktr.ee/vhsstrikesback --- Support this podcast: https://podcasters.spotify.com/pod/show/thevhsstrikesback/support
Sometimes I'll receive an email or speak with someone whose story deserves an episode all on their own. That is the case for Ted from Orange County, California. You'll hear about Ted's sleep paralysis episodes, the haunted apartment he lived in, channeling deceased relatives, remote viewing, and his predictive dreams.This show is part of the Spreaker Prime Network, if you are interested in advertising on this podcast, contact us at https://www.spreaker.com/show/5900164/advertisement
Abby and I talk about our favorite game and fish meals - from mountain goat tenderloin and blacktail heart tacos to Vietnamese mule deer sausage, halibut tacos to miso and sesame garlic salmon. Purchase my latest book Beyond the Hunt at OnStepAlaska.com or on Amazon. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Another glorious week here at TCB, and of course some more audio issues, this week we lost our Would You Rather segment to the podcasting gods. Nevertheless we got some wicked yarns to kick us off as we went on an excursion during the week to Marrickville and the Factory Theatre to support the arts. We discuss our succulent Vietnamese meals before discussing the standup comedy we watched which contained a horrific bomb which leads to a chat about whether we could ever do a live show - truly one of the more aggressively self indulgent chats we've had. We then review Westpac's office snacks.We're in the penultimate week of the game challenge with it all still to play for. The game is the “3 Second Challenge,” very simple name 3 things in a category in 5 seconds and this week it's Kush vs Ro. With Sen AWOL, can Kush get an all important win and cut the lead to half a point and live to see another day in the challenge, or will it be all over red rover? Tune in to find out if Kush can win despite the spectre of Ronald McDonald looming large over him.
Imagine a high school romance evolving into a mission of love and service, transforming the hearts of both the lovers and those they serve. Meet Brent and Stacy Tarr, our inspiring guests and founders of Tiny Hearts of Hope in Vietnam, who recount their journey from Washington State to the bustling streets of Saigon. Their story, filled with moments of faith and challenges, will take you through their decision to adopt a little girl from Vietnam, the cultural adjustments required, and the significant role faith played in their journey. Now, you may wonder, what is it like to do missionary work in Vietnam? Let Brent and Stacy give you an inside look. They share their initial experience at a local orphanage that opened their eyes to the harsh realities of poverty and despair. The couple's journey of faith and service eventually led to the formation of a 501 C3, allowing them to start ministering in orphanages. Through their tales of navigating the cultural differences of Saigon, miraculous experiences, and how their children embraced Vietnamese culture, you'll be moved by their dedication and passion. Don't miss the evolution of their mission trip to Vietnam in 2006 into a full-time ministry. Brent and Stacy offer insights into how they reshaped their business model, expanded their ministry, and quickly adapted due to the Covid-19 pandemic. Their decision to stay in the US to care for their aging parents, manage their ministry from afar, and witness the explosive growth of the gospel in Vietnam paints a powerful testament to the power of divine intervention. This episode is not just a heartwarming story but an inspiring testament to how hope and faith can guide our steps.https://aarondegler.com/
Bestselling author Nguyễn Phan Quế Mai and debut Australian author André Dao come together to discuss their new books in which the tumult of Vietnamese history converges with the present day. The follow-up to The Mountains Sing, Quế Mai's Dust Child is a suspenseful saga of family secrets, hidden trauma and the overriding power of forgiveness. André's Anam moves through a series of displacements from Hanoi to Paris and Melbourne to explore themes of memory, colonialism, inheritance and belonging. They appear in conversation with Sheila Ngọc Phạm. This episode was recorded live at the 2023 Sydney Writers' Festival. If you enjoyed this episode, please rate and follow our channel. Sydney Writers' Festival podcasts are available on all major podcast platforms. After more? Follow Sydney Writers' Festival on social media:Instagram: @sydwritersfestFacebook: @SydWritersFestTwitter: @SydWritersFestTikTok: @sydwritersfestSee omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Former Daily Show correspondent Olivia Munn discusses the effects of tiger mothering with her own mom and covers how an oil spill is affecting Vietnamese fisherman in the Gulf. Plus, Trevor sits with Olivia to discuss her superhuman role on "The Rook."See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Episode 148:This week we're continuing with:The Worldview and Philosophical Methodology of Marxism-LeninismWritten for the Vietnamese curriculum and translated by Luna NguyenYou can purchase a copy and support translation of the further curriculum here:https://www.banyanhouse.org/product/ebook-the-worldview-and-philosophical-methodology-of-marxism-leninism[Part 1 - 5]Introduction to the Basic Principles of Marxism[Part 6 - 10]Part I: The Worldview and Philosophical Methodology of Marxism-LeninismChapter 1: Dialectical Materialism[Part 11 - 12]Chapter 2: Materialist Dialectics I. Dialectics and Materialist Dialectics II. Basic Principles of Marxist Dialectics 1. The Principle of General Relationships[Part 13 - This Week]Chapter 2: Materialist Dialectics II. Basic Principles of Marxist Dialectics 2. Principle of Development a. Definition of Development - 0:31Annotation 117: 1:02 - 6:59Annotation 118: 7:17 - 11:25Annotation 119: 12:32 - 13:09 b. Characteristics of Development - 13:10Annotation 120: 13:30 - 14:47Annotation 121: 15:07 - 15:52Annotation 122: 16:25 - 16:45Annotation 123: 17:38 - 17:53 c. Meaning of the Methodology - 17:55Annotation 124: 18:48 - 19:17Annotation 125: 19:58 - 20:35[Part 14 - 25?]Chapter 2: Materialist Dialectics[Part 26 - 30?]Chapter 3: Cognitive Theory of Dialectical MaterialismFigures:Figure 1 - 2:02In the process of development, Quantity Change leads to Quality Change.Figure 2 - 3:40All of these have the quality of water because of the molecular quantities of hydrogen and oxygen atoms, however, from the perspective of volume, quantity changes still lead to quality changes.Figure 3 - 5:21The same human being will undergo various quality changes as age quantity increases over time.Figure 4 - 6:09Metaphysics only consider linear properties of quantity change; Materialist Dialectics takes quantity changes and quality shifts into consideration when considering change over time.Figure 5 - 8:06The concept of “change” in materialist dialectics centers on internal and external relationships causing mutual impacts which lead to quantity changes which build into quality shifts.Figure 6 - 10:34Both flooding and flood recession are development processes with the same forward tendency. Flood recession may appear to be a “reversal,” but it is in fact forward development.Figure 7 - 14:08Dialectical Development consists of Quantity and Quality Shifts, which in turn derive from motion. Footnotes:7) 13:18See: Annotation 108.8) 13:21See: Annotation 106.9) 13:24See: Annotation 107.10) 18:28Once Again On The Trade Unions, Vladimir Ilyich Lenin, 1921. See also: Mode and Forms of Existence of Matter.11) 18:42See Annotation 62.12) 21:32Once Again On The Trade Unions, Vladimir Ilyich Lenin, 1921.
Penny/Peggy is back for another episode! One Scoop!. Feature Act - Biscoff Can you tell us why they've exploded in Australia and in range? There's spread, variety in their biscuits, cocktail flavouring and more. Blind Tests A Vietnamese chip - please let us know if you can translate Vietnamese! A savoury Twistie What are the kids eating? On TikTok, they're eating Takis Intense flavour and plenty of burn. Oscar's sent us some Chupa Chup Pop Corn - strawberry and cream flavour. Thanks Oscar! Facebook Group for The Junkees is here - so many great photos! Support the podcasts you listen to, subscribe on Lenny.fm About The Junkees on Nearly.com.au Big shout out to Audio Technica - The Junkees use Audio Technica AT-BP40 microphones. Sounding good! Follow Kitty! Instagram / Facebook / YouTube Follow Dave! Twitter / Facebook Tell a friend about the show or leave a review wherever you can. Get in touch with a suggestion for Dave and Kitty - firstname.lastname@example.orgMore about the show: https://www.nearly.com.au/the-junkees-dave-and-kitty/See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
The Eat Drink D-FW team sits down with Texas Monthly's Barbecue Editor Daniel Vaughn at Brix Barbecue in Fort Worth to talk about the state of smoked meats. Vaughn dishes on how Texas-style barbecue has influenced a brisket boom across the country, but how it's now evolving with more influence from immigrant cuisines like Mexican, Vietnamese and Ethiopian. Texas pitmasters aren't afraid to break the “rules” now, either, by showcasing whole hog, wine lists and more. Listen as Vaughn also shares his favorite new spots, how much meat he eats in a week, and why being a barbecue editor is sometimes more about the people than the food.
Reyna Duong is the chef and owner of award-winning Vietnamese sandwich shop, Sandwich Hag! Reyna talks about cooking, naming her restaurant and employing people with disabilities. She narrated the story of star baker and author, Nadiya Hussain! This podcast is a production of Rebel Girls. It's based on the book series Good Night Stories for Rebel Girls. This episode was produced and directed by Haley Dapkus, with sound editing by John Marshall Media. The executive producer was Joy Smith. Original theme music was composed and performed by Elettra Bargiacchi. Stay Rebel!
On this Wednesday topical show, Crystal chats with Tammy Morales about her campaign for Seattle City Council District 2. Listen and learn more about Tammy and her thoughts on: [01:08] - Why she is running [01:51] - Lightning round! [8:43] - What is an accomplishment of hers that impacts District 2 [10:46] - City budget shortfall: Raise revenue or cut services? [14:45] - Public Safety: Alternative response [18:11] - Victim support [21:33] - Housing and homelessness: Frontline worker wages [23:38] - Climate change [27:10] - Transit reliability [30:55] - Bike and pedestrian safety [33:45] - Small business support [35:58] - Childcare: Affordability and accessibility [39:30] - Difference between her and opponent As always, a full text transcript of the show is available below and at officialhacksandwonks.com. Follow us on Twitter at @HacksWonks. Find the host, Crystal Fincher, on Twitter at @finchfrii and find Tammy Morales at @TammyMoralesSEA. Tammy Morales Tammy is a sitting City Councilmember running for re-election. She was one of the only supporters of I-135 for permanent affordable housing from the get-go. And Tammy's an urban planner who was previously an organizer for the Rainier Beach Action Coalition and a UFCW 21. Her priority is to amplify the voices of Seattle's racial, climate, and economic justice coalitions. Tammy will continue her commitment to authentic community engagement that centers racial equity, especially when looking to prevent displacement, improve public health, create food security, and ensure access. She envisions a city where all single parents and their kids have full stomachs every single day; where every type of renter can afford where they sleep and have plenty left over for some fun; where children don't have to worry about bullets or cars as they make their way home from school or meet up with friends; where we prevent struggle; where we are kind to each other interpersonally and in policy; and where everyone has a fair shot at a happy and healthy life. Resources Campaign Website - Tammy Morales Transcript [00:00:00] Crystal Fincher: Welcome to Hacks & Wonks. I'm Crystal Fincher, and I'm a political consultant and your host. On this show, we talk with policy wonks and political hacks to gather insight into local politics and policy in Washington state through the lens of those doing the work with behind-the-scenes perspectives on what's happening, why it's happening, and what you can do about it. Be sure to subscribe to the podcast to get the full versions of our Friday week-in-review show and our Tuesday topical show delivered to your podcast feed. If you like us, the most helpful thing you can do is leave a review wherever you listen to Hacks & Wonks. Full transcripts and resources referenced in the show are always available at officialhacksandwonks.com and in our episode notes. Well, I am very excited to be welcoming current City councilmember and candidate for Seattle City Council District 2, Tammy Morales. Welcome. [00:01:03] Tammy Morales: Hi, Crystal - so good to see you. Thanks for having me. [00:01:06] Crystal Fincher: Good to see you. Well, I just wanted to start off asking - why did you choose to run for re-election? [00:01:12] Tammy Morales: Well, you know, when I ran last time, it was because I saw the displacement that's happening in the City of Seattle, particularly here in the South End and in our communities of color. And so I spent my first term working on trying to address those issues. And the work's not done - there's a lot more to do to increase affordability for our neighbors, to really build more community safety, and to make sure that we have the kind of healthy, vibrant neighborhoods that I know we can have in Seattle. And that's work that I'm really excited to continue to do. [00:01:51] Crystal Fincher: Well, and we're doing things a little bit differently than we have some of the past candidate interviews and implementing including a lightning round. [00:01:59] Tammy Morales: Okay. [00:02:00] Crystal Fincher: So we have some quick yes or no, or quick answer questions. Starting with - this year, did you vote yes on the King County Crisis Care Centers Levy? [00:02:10] Tammy Morales: Yes, I did. [00:02:11] Crystal Fincher: This year, did you vote yes on the Veterans, Seniors and Human Services Levy? [00:02:16] Tammy Morales: Yes, I did. [00:02:17] Crystal Fincher: Did you vote in favor of Seattle Social Housing Initiative 135? [00:02:22] Tammy Morales: You bet I did. [00:02:25] Crystal Fincher: In 2021, did you vote for Bruce Harrell or Lorena González for mayor? [00:02:32] Tammy Morales: I voted for Lorena. [00:02:33] Crystal Fincher: In 2021, did you vote for Nicole Thomas Kennedy or Ann Davison for Seattle City Attorney? [00:02:39] Tammy Morales: I voted for Nicole. [00:02:41] Crystal Fincher: In 2022, did you vote for Leesa Manion or Jim Ferrell for King County Prosecutor? [00:02:47] Tammy Morales: I voted for Leesa. [00:02:48] Crystal Fincher: Did you vote for Patty Murray or Tiffany Smiley for US Senate? [00:02:53] Tammy Morales: Patty Murray. [00:02:54] Crystal Fincher: Do you own or rent your residence? [00:02:57] Tammy Morales: I own. [00:02:58] Crystal Fincher: Are you a landlord? [00:03:00] Tammy Morales: I am not a landlord. [00:03:02] Crystal Fincher: Would you vote to require landlords to report metrics, including how much rent they're charging, to better plan housing and development needs in District 2? [00:03:12] Tammy Morales: I did vote for more metrics for landlords, including more rental registration information in City Council - working with Councilmember Pedersen, which is not a well-expected partnership for me, but we work together well on some issues and that was one. Unfortunately, it was vetoed by the mayor. [00:03:36] Crystal Fincher: Are there any instances where you'd support sweeps of homeless encampments? [00:03:40] Tammy Morales: No. [00:03:41] Crystal Fincher: Will you vote to provide additional funding for Seattle's Social Housing Public Development Authority? [00:03:47] Tammy Morales: Yes. [00:03:48] Crystal Fincher: Do you agree with King County Executive Constantine's statement that the King County Jail should be closed? [00:03:55] Tammy Morales: Yes. [00:03:57] Crystal Fincher: Should parking enforcement be housed within SPD? [00:04:03] Tammy Morales: No. [00:04:05] Crystal Fincher: Would you vote to allow police in schools? [00:04:08] Tammy Morales: No. [00:04:09] Crystal Fincher: Do you support allocation in the City budget for civilian-led mental health crisis response? [00:04:15] Tammy Morales: Yes. [00:04:16] Crystal Fincher: Do you support allocation in the City budget to increase the pay of human service workers? [00:04:21] Tammy Morales: Yes. [00:04:23] Crystal Fincher: Do you support removing funds in the City budget for forced encampment removals and instead allocating funds towards a Housing First approach? [00:04:32] Tammy Morales: Yes. [00:04:33] Crystal Fincher: Do you support abrogating or removing the funds from unfilled SPD positions and putting them towards meaningful public safety measures? [00:04:43] Tammy Morales: Yes, I voted on that a couple of times. [00:04:46] Crystal Fincher: Do you support allocating money in the City budget for supervised consumption sites? [00:04:51] Tammy Morales: Yes. [00:04:52] Crystal Fincher: Do you support increasing funding in the City budget for violence intervention programs? [00:04:58] Tammy Morales: Yes. [00:04:59] Crystal Fincher: Do you oppose a SPOG contract that doesn't give the Office of Police Accountability and the Office of Inspector General subpoena power? [00:05:09] Tammy Morales: If that's the way it's presented, I would oppose that. [00:05:12] Crystal Fincher: Do you oppose a SPOG contract that doesn't remove limitations as to how many of OPA's investigators must be sworn versus civilian? [00:05:23] Tammy Morales: I would oppose that, yes. [00:05:27] Crystal Fincher: Do you oppose a SPOG contract that impedes the ability of the City to move police funding to public safety alternatives? [00:05:37] Tammy Morales: Do I oppose - would I oppose that? Yes. [00:05:40] Crystal Fincher: Do you support eliminating in-uniform off-duty work by SPD officers? [00:05:46] Tammy Morales: Yes. [00:05:47] Crystal Fincher: Will you ensure that trans and non-binary students are allowed to play on the sports teams that fit with their gender identities? [00:05:55] Tammy Morales: I certainly would support it - yeah. [00:05:58] Crystal Fincher: Will you vote to ensure that trans people can use bathrooms and public facilities that match their gender? [00:06:04] Tammy Morales: Yes. [00:06:06] Crystal Fincher: Do you agree with the Seattle City Council's decision to implement the JumpStart Tax? [00:06:10] Tammy Morales: Yes, I do. [00:06:12] Crystal Fincher: Will you vote to reduce or divert the JumpStart Tax in any way? [00:06:21] Tammy Morales: Reduce it - no. I'll say maybe divert, but it very much depends on for what purpose. [00:06:30] Crystal Fincher: Are you happy with Seattle's newly built waterfront? [00:06:37] Tammy Morales: Meh. [00:06:39] Crystal Fincher: Sometimes I do wish our viewers could see faces and this - a little bit - that was a very meh face. Do you believe return to work mandates, like the one issued by Amazon, are necessary to boost Seattle's economy? [00:06:53] Tammy Morales: No. [00:06:54] Crystal Fincher: Have you taken transit in the past week? [00:06:58] Tammy Morales: Yes. [00:07:00] Crystal Fincher: Have you ridden a bike in the past week? [00:07:02] Tammy Morales: No. [00:07:03] Crystal Fincher: In the past month? [00:07:05] Tammy Morales: Yes. [00:07:06] Crystal Fincher: Should Pike Place Market allow non-commercial car traffic? [00:07:10] Tammy Morales: No. [00:07:11] Crystal Fincher: Should significant investments be made to speed up the opening of scheduled Sound Transit light rail lines? [00:07:19] Tammy Morales: Should what hap-- [00:07:22] Crystal Fincher: I'll repeat the question. Should significant investments be made to speed up the opening of scheduled Sound Transit light rail lines? [00:07:37] Tammy Morales: Yes. [00:07:38] Crystal Fincher: Should we make investments to speed it up? [00:07:41] Tammy Morales: I don't know if it's the money that is causing the problem or if there's some other issues, but - I'll say yes. [00:07:48] Crystal Fincher: Should we accelerate the elimination of the ability to turn right on red lights to improve pedestrian safety? [00:07:54] Tammy Morales: Yes. [00:07:56] Crystal Fincher: Have you ever been a member of a union? [00:07:59] Tammy Morales: No, I haven't. [00:08:01] Crystal Fincher: Will you vote to increase funding and staffing for investigations into labor violations like wage theft and illegal union busting? [00:08:09] Tammy Morales: Yes. [00:08:11] Crystal Fincher: Have you ever walked on a picket line? [00:08:13] Tammy Morales: Yes. [00:08:14] Crystal Fincher: Have you ever crossed a picket line? [00:08:16] Tammy Morales: No. [00:08:18] Crystal Fincher: Is your campaign staff unionized? [00:08:20] Tammy Morales: No, they aren't. [00:08:22] Crystal Fincher: If your campaign staff wants to unionize, will you voluntarily recognize their effort? [00:08:27] Tammy Morales: Sure. [00:08:28] Crystal Fincher: Well, that's the end of our lightning round. Hopefully that was easy. [00:08:34] Tammy Morales: I need to do a little more digging on Sound Transit's - delay, delay, delay. [00:08:42] Crystal Fincher: Yeah. Now, lots of people look to work you've done to get a feel for what you prioritize and how qualified you are to lead. Can you describe something you've accomplished or changed in your district, and what impact it has on residents? [00:08:58] Tammy Morales: Oh, great. Yeah, so in District 2, we have fewer - less green space than in other parts of the city. And because we have so many young people down here, there's a lot of interest in more opportunity for young people to recreate. So we've invested a lot through the Metropolitan Parks District and through - mostly through the Metropolitan Parks District - for things like park improvements at Be'er Sheva Park art installation, for a new skate park in Rainier Beach. There's a lot of interest in creating opportunity for young people to be outside. So there's a lot that we've done to improve, to change the community centers to help them become community resilience hubs that are following Green building practices and preparing for extreme weather events. So creating space where people can go during extreme heat or during smoke events. So, you know, those are a few examples of the things that we've done in kind of the parks and climate arena. And then we've also invested millions of dollars in sidewalk improvements in different parts of District 2. This is a part of the city that lacks sidewalks in much of it - much of the South End. And so every year we've tried to put money into the budget process to make sure that at least in some patches of neighborhoods, there's sidewalk repair or sidewalk improvements that are being done. [00:10:46] Crystal Fincher: Well, I do want to talk about the budget because the City is projected to have a revenue shortfall of $224 million beginning in 2025, which is right around the corner. Because we are mandated by the state to pass a balanced budget, our options to address this upcoming deficit are either raise revenue, cut services, or some combination of the two. Which one will be your approach to address this budget shortfall? [00:11:12] Tammy Morales: Well, we absolutely have to raise revenue. So in the last budget cycle, we had a proposed amendment to do a modest increase of the JumpStart payroll expense tax - that was something that I supported, it did not pass - but I do think we're going to have to look at that again. You know, we are a growing city. In the last 20 years, we grew, I think, twice as fast as anybody anticipated. And so that means that we have increased need in the city, whether that's infrastructure or service needs, to make sure that our neighbors are getting the kind of public service that they deserve. And we have to be able to pay for that. So I do think that we will have to have a conversation about increasing the payroll expense tax. We're also looking at a capital gains tax - I think that will be part of the conversation we have this budget cycle. And, you know, the thing is that this is not new information for the City - there was a progressive revenue committee that was formed in 2017, 2018 that started looking at these issues, Mayor Harrell had another task force in the last year to continue that conversation. But the recommendations are the same, which is that as a growing city, given the constraints that we have at the state level, we do have to contemplate how else we will raise revenue to be able to serve our community. And increasing revenue, particularly on large corporations is - in my opinion, and the opinion of many of my colleagues - the way for us to go. [00:12:58] Crystal Fincher: Certainly the JumpStart tax was a popular policy, not just with the City Council, but with the residents of Seattle - so looking at expanding that is definitely an option on the table. Are there still going to have to be cuts? Will those, you know, even if we were to successfully generate more revenue with both of those, does that cover that shortfall or will there also need to be some cuts? [00:13:22] Tammy Morales: You know, we are absolutely looking at the possibility of having to reduce the budget next year. There's - and the challenge is that it is, you know, something like $140 million next year, and it will be even more than that the following biennium. And so how we address that is going to be part of the conversation we start this budget cycle. You know, how we address the staffing of the City is going to be a really hard conversation because what I fear is that, you know, the departments where, you know - there's been a lot of work done to recruit new people into the city, to make sure that we're diversifying our City workforce. And I want to make sure that if we get to a point where we have to have staff layoffs, that those new folks - who are mostly people of color - who have come in are not going to be the first people to go. So it's going to be hard conversations. And, you know, we are just now starting to think about the strategy for dealing with what those conversations are going to have to look like over the next year. [00:14:45] Crystal Fincher: I do want to have a conversation about public safety - it's on the forefront of many people's minds. But also what we see through elections and polling is that a comprehensive view of public safety is where most voters are at - and many leaders in the City are talking about it - so it includes not just police, but also community response, alternative responses that are community-based. [00:15:09] Tammy Morales: Absolutely. [00:15:09] Crystal Fincher: While other jurisdictions around the country and in our own region have rolled out some of these alternative response programs to better support those having behavioral health crises, Seattle is stalled in the implementation of what again is a widely-supported idea. Where do you stand on non-police solutions to public safety issues? And what are your thoughts on civilian-led versus co-response models? [00:15:34] Tammy Morales: Well, that's a great question. And it is something that we have been and will continue to talk about a lot in the city. I feel like I've been really clear for a very long time that the challenges that we have in our communities are very often the result of history of disinvestment in some communities. And so, in my opinion, we need to start at a higher level of this conversation - in order to reduce the violence and reduce some of the community safety issues that we are all very well aware of, we really have to be investing in changing the community conditions that lead to violence in the first place. So that's why it is important to me that we invest in affordable housing, that we invest in food security and access to healthcare and education. And really focus on economic opportunity, particularly for our young people. I think that's an important first step in this conversation. The next step is really looking at the different problems that we have in the city. We do have a need for police to be investigating - particularly if we're talking about violent crime - gun violence, for example. And we need trained experts in responding to mental health crises. We need community programs, as you referred to, who are focused on violence interruption and can really support families after there is an incident. So there are different challenges - safety challenges - that we have, and they each require their own response. I think it's important that we really set up these different responses to be successful, particularly if we're talking about sending somebody out to respond to someone who's having an acute mental health crisis or a behavioral health crisis - police aren't equipped to deal with that. So Councilmember Lewis has been working - trying to set up a CAHOOTS-style alternative response system here for many years now. And I think that is the direction we need to be going. And I think we need to, as a city, really get serious about creating our public health response to some of the public health crises that we have. [00:18:11] Crystal Fincher: Now I wanna talk about people who have been harmed and victimized. And for people who have been victims, they say overwhelmingly they want two things. One, to make sure that what happened to them doesn't happen to them or anyone else ever again. And they want better support. Sometimes - well, many times - people are left hanging, they call the police, report is taken. And even if a person is arrested, they're still left with - you know, if there is a break in, having to replace whatever it is, time lost work, medical bills, just a wide variety of things. How can we better support victims and survivors? [00:18:50] Tammy Morales: Yeah, that's a great question. You know, I was having lunch yesterday with some leaders in the Vietnamese community. And as you know, there's been a string of home invasions, you know, with elderly folks being assaulted. It's important, as we're understanding their impacts, that we are addressing what they want. So, you know, whether that's victim support after the fact, support with mental health care, with medical care, or really looking at the interaction that they have when they call 911. So in the case of these incidents, for example, you know, we're understanding that there was a 15, 20 minute delay in getting a person on the 911 call who could speak their language. And when you're in a traumatizing situation, when you've been victimized, you know, you need support much faster than that. So one of the things that we're looking at is language justice and how we better support our neighbors who don't speak English as a first language in getting access to the City services that they deserve. The other thing I'll say is that we have some accountability that - we really need to be investigating or inquiring about from our police department. You know, in one of these instances, we understand that it was two weeks later before a detective actually reached out to the family. So getting a better understanding of how the investigation - you know, language access issues and getting those resolved, what the process is for investigating, beginning the investigations sooner - and then really understanding why it takes so long to get information is gonna be important for all of these families. The other thing I'll say is that we have organizations in the city that do provide victim support. They provide aftercare. I'm thinking about Choose 180, Community Passageways - these are groups that work with the family afterward to make sure that they get the support they need. And all of these violence interruption programs, diversion programs - you know, real community support - also need to be supported so that they can scale up and provide the kind of assistance that they do to our community members. [00:21:33] Crystal Fincher: I also wanna talk about homelessness. And one thing called out by experts as a barrier to the effectiveness of our homelessness response is that frontline worker wages don't cover the cost of living, especially in Seattle. Do you believe our local nonprofits have a responsibility to pay living wages for Seattle? And how can we make that more likely with how we bid and contract for services? [00:21:59] Tammy Morales: Yeah, that's a great question, Crystal. I mean, we all see the crises that are happening on our street. You know, when I see somebody who's homeless, what I see is somebody who's been failed by all of our different systems. And so as a city, we have an obligation to take care of the health and safety of all of our neighbors - you know, I hear a lot of people referring to our City charter saying that, you know, it is our primary duty to ensure the public safety. That's not just for some people - that's not just for housed people - that's for all of us. And so to your question, you know, the City contracts with many social service providers, with many different nonprofit organizations to deliver care and service to our homeless population on behalf of the City. And therefore it is our obligation to make sure that those workers are also paid well and compensated for, you know, really important frontline work that they do. In the last budget cycle, we did have to fight for, you know, cost of living increases for our social service workers. Our Human Services Department contracts with many different organizations and the contracts that they put out really need to include cost of living increases and adjustments so that folks get paid for the work they do. I mean, that's basic. So yeah, there is an obligation for us to make sure that folks who we are contracting with to deliver City services need to be paid fairly. [00:23:38] Crystal Fincher: Now on almost every measure, we're behind on our 2030 climate goals, while we're experiencing horrible impacts ranging from extreme heat and cold, wildfires, smoky and toxic air, floods, just everything. What are your highest priority plans to get us back on track to meet those goals? [00:24:02] Tammy Morales: That's a great question. So there's a couple pieces of legislation that are in the works that need a lot of support from community. The first I'll say is the Building Emissions Performance Standards, which is a bill that has been - I think had been negotiated and was about to come before council. The mayor has recently decided not to transmit that. And I think it's because there's still a lot of work to do. So building emissions and transportation are the two big contributors to greenhouse gas emissions in the city. And those are the two places where we really need to start making change because as you said, we are way off track in meeting our 2030 climate goals for reducing emissions. So that bill is intended to, you know, set standards for future construction. And I think part of the challenge that we are hearing from advocates is that it doesn't go far enough and it doesn't achieve the goals soon enough. So we have a 2030 plan. The bill as created would set a 2050 deadline for reducing greenhouse gas emissions. And so, you know, I am hopeful that the mayor does transmit that legislation. I believe Councilmember Sawant, whose committee it would be in, is planning to introduce her own bill if that doesn't come soon. So that's an important conversation for us to be having. And then there's another piece of legislation called the Living Hotels policy that would set similar environmental standards for hotels that are built in the city. I'm sure you know that tourism is itself part of the climate challenge for all of us as people come to the city - in planes, in cars, to stay in hotels - that really does add to our climate crisis. And so this is a policy that would intend to set some standards for green construction for any future hotels that are built and would really set some different standards for how we are raising expectation about what construction looks like in the city. So that's the building side. And then what I guess I will say about the transportation side is, you know, we really need to get people out of their cars, which means we need to invest and really support a robust public transit system. So working with King County Metro to make sure they have enough workers, make sure that they're increasing their routes, the frequency and reliability of their routes - because we really need to make getting out of your car the easy choice in the city if we want to address the transportation emissions, transportation-related emissions in the city. [00:27:10] Crystal Fincher: Well, and that kind of leads into my next question in that - right now, staying out of people's car, even for people who are using transit, is more challenging today because reliability of the system is tanking, really. Whether it's because of staff shortages or other challenges - more buses aren't showing up, routes being suspended, canceled. And so just the reliability of the system is posing a challenge for many people who rely on timely and consistent buses to get to work and their necessities of life. What can the City do to stabilize transit reliability - even keeping in mind that Sound Transit is a regional entity and King County Metro is a county entity - how can the City help to stabilize that? [00:27:59] Tammy Morales: Yeah, well, so part of the work that we do is regularly meeting with Sound Transit and really trying to hold them accountable for delivery of service, for how they are delivering service. And when there are frequent disruptions because of maintenance needs or something is - it seems mostly maintenance-related needs - it's really disruptive to anybody who relies on that line to get into work or to do whatever else they need to do. So that is a conversation that we need to have with the department. And as they are building out the system, my hope is that there is a greater efficiency with getting these repairs done so that it is not so disruptive in the future. The bus transit system is something that is operated by King County Metro. And I think the fact that they recently - finally - signed a contract with their workers is a huge step. So part of the challenge at King County Metro is that workers are not paid well - they were still in bargaining - and I think a lot of that has been addressed. So my hope is that that will lead to folks coming back to work, their ability to increase staff retention, and start to address some of the reliability in that system. And I think the last thing I'll say is that, we have a transportation levy that is coming up. So as we support getting more riders into Metro, it's gonna be important to make sure that they are getting access to service. So we use funding from the Transportation Benefit District to buy more bus service hours. But we can also use funding from the levy to really focus on other ways for folks to get around - building out, as you were referring to earlier, building out the bicycle infrastructure, the pedestrian infrastructure - to make sure that the sort of fragmented networks of bike lanes that we have are better connected. That would make it really easy for folks to get out of their cars and to start using a safer network system to get around. And really supporting the creation of greener infrastructure in the city so that people can get out of their cars and take advantage of those opportunities is gonna be an important part of the transportation levy conversation. [00:30:55] Crystal Fincher: Well, and safety for pedestrians and people riding bikes is a humongous concern - right now, it's really a crisis. With more deaths occurring than ever before, we're far away from meeting our Vision Zero goals as the City of Seattle. What can be done? How will you move to improve pedestrian and bicycle safety? [00:31:18] Tammy Morales: Yeah, well, I think we've talked about this before, Crystal, but the district that I represent experiences almost 60% of the traffic fatalities in the city. So we know that we have huge issues with the major arterials - Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard, Rainier Avenue, Beacon Avenue - all of these streets have high, they're really designed to be speedways. So the conversation we've been having with the Department of Transportation in the City is not just how do we improve sidewalks, how do we add more crosswalks, what can we do about signal timing - all of those things are important. But even more than that is that we need to redesign the streets themselves so that it is not easy to go 60 miles an hour down what is supposed to be a 25 mile an hour road. That's work that I think is starting to shift - there is more acknowledgement in the Department of Transportation that if we're gonna reach our Vision Zero goals, there is a significant shift in the way we design our roads that will be needed. And so that is work that we are beginning as a city. And then I really think that one of my goals is to see in every neighborhood a pedestrianized street. So during COVID, we did some of these street closures to create Healthy Streets. We don't maybe need them in every block, but it would be great to have a pedestrianized street - you know, here in Beacon Hill, we have Plaza Roberto Maestas, where they close down the street - there's vendors, there's food trucks, it's a community gathering space. I think just having people be able to share an experience like that in every neighborhood can also help elevate the awareness of the fact that we have neighbors who are trying to navigate our community and we all have an obligation to be careful as we're going through our neighborhood. So it is increasing awareness of the fact that there are pedestrians and also - very importantly - rethinking the way we design our streets to make sure that folks can get around safely. [00:33:45] Crystal Fincher: I do wanna talk about the economy and the businesses in your district. We have some of the largest corporations in the world in Seattle, but also very vibrant and diverse small businesses. What are the biggest concerns that you hear from small businesses in your district and what are your priorities to help them? [00:34:05] Tammy Morales: Boy, what I hear about a lot is about commercial rents. So part of the issue about displacement in Seattle is not just residential tenants, but it's also about business tenants. So small businesses are also experiencing displacement, they're also dealing with landlord-tenant issues that they don't necessarily know how to resolve. And so a lot of the work that we're doing - that we plan to do next year - is around, it's sort of rooted in generational wealth building strategies. But it is very much about increasing commercial ownership of commercial property - so allowing business owners to buy something instead of being tenants. It's about access to capital, so that they can purchase commercial property. We have a lot of folks who need language access - again, this keeps coming up. A lot of our small businesses - the owners don't speak English as a first language. And so they need support understanding a lease agreement, understanding how to apply for a loan and what that loan is requiring of them. So that's another piece where, you know, we are working with our Office of Economic Development, with our Office of Immigrant and Refugee affairs to figure out what the right business navigator system is. But there's a lot of work to be done to support our small businesses in being able to stay in the city. And I'm excited about starting that work with OED and really making sure that our neighbors can stay. [00:35:58] Crystal Fincher: I want to talk about another issue that's crucial to the economy and that's childcare. Now, childcare, we've recently seen reporting that it is now more expensive than college on an annual basis. We can't talk about inflation or affordability without contending with childcare, which is also just in shorter supply than it was, in addition to being much more expensive. What can you do to help families struggling with the cost of childcare? [00:36:32] Tammy Morales: Yeah, that's an important issue. So there are a few things that we need to consider. The first is just the availability of childcare - so whether it is an in-home family daycare provider or a licensed childcare facility, we have to scale up all of those things. So from a land use perspective, that means making it easier to build childcare facilities and making sure that they are exempt from some of the paperwork requirements that we often impose on construction. We also need to make sure that we are supporting childcare workers themselves. It is an expensive proposition to take your child to childcare - and I know I've got three kids, it was not easy - but it's expensive because we are entrusting these childcare providers with our littlest citizens and they do an important job. And there's also limitations on how many children they can watch at one time. So making sure that we are providing them with good wages and access to benefits is also important. And as you said, it is so expensive to provide childcare. So some of the things that we've talked about in the past - some things I would like to see - include, for example, having sort of a health savings account, but for childcare. So having employers provide access to a savings opportunity to be able to stockpile that. And also just asking our employers to provide better access to childcare subsidies so that they can ensure that their workers can get to work and do the things that they - provide the services that they are providing for folks. Part of the thing, one of the things that the City is doing is also trying to, through the Families and Education levy, increase the Seattle preschool program opportunities. So we just expanded, particularly for bilingual slots, we just added seven additional facilities that can provide bilingual education. So we now have 35 Seattle preschool programs operating in the city. And I think most of the additional ones were here in the South End. So there is work that the City can do in terms of providing actual financial support. And then there is work that we can do to make sure that it is easier to build and easier to increase the capacity of our city to provide space for childcare providers. [00:39:30] Crystal Fincher: Now, as we close this conversation today, there is still a number of residents trying to contend and determine the differences between you and your opponent. When you're talking to someone who's trying to understand the difference and deciding for whom they're gonna vote, what do you tell them? [00:39:49] Tammy Morales: Well, thank you for the question. You know, what I will say is that we are losing half of our current council, and I can tell you that that is potentially destabilizing. So we need trusted, experienced leaders on the council - people who can partner skillfully with other colleagues, with advocates, with the mayor's office to really get things done - and that's the experience I bring. I will say that's why I've been endorsed by other elected or formerly elected leaders like King County Councilmember Zahilay, Larry Gossett, Senator Saldaña, small business owners, advocates - it's because they wanna see a thriving Seattle and they know that I wanna see a thriving Seattle. But I also want a council that can collaborate, that can agree to disagree on policy without getting divisive - you know, I think we all understand that the council needs to be working better together. And so we need folks who can partner and collaborate. You know, I think folks might be surprised to learn that I have a great working relationship, for example, with Councilmember Pedersen, with whom I don't agree on very much at all. But we are very transparent with each other, we're very clear about where we're coming from and why we may not be able to support something. And that allows us to work together really well when we can find something that we agree on, like the legislation I referred to earlier. So, you know, it's important to have folks there who understand how to deliver, whether it's policy or budget resources, for the district. And that's something that I'm really proud of having done in my first term, and that I would be honored to be able to do in a second term. [00:41:52] Crystal Fincher: Well, thank you so much, Seattle City Councilmember and candidate for re-election in Seattle's Council District 2, Tammy Morales. [00:42:01] Tammy Morales: Thanks so much for having me, Crystal - good to see you. [00:42:03] Crystal Fincher: Thank you for listening to Hacks & Wonks, which is produced by Shannon Cheng. You can follow Hacks & Wonks on Twitter @HacksWonks. You can catch Hacks & Wonks on every podcast service and app - just type "Hacks and Wonks" into the search bar. 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Judgement on the U.S. (audio) David Eells - 9/13/23 Dream of Judgement Coming Alenna Timoshchuk 8/30/23 (David's notes in red) I dreamt that I was in the Walmart parking lot with my mom and daughters. We had set up camping chairs in the back and were there to watch a meteor shower and to see a sign in the sky. While we were waiting, I saw chaos happening all around me. I knew that everyone was boycotting the grocery stores, Panera Bread, Starbucks, Save a Lot, and anyone who was weak and would enter to get groceries for their family, the people boycotting would attack them. Some were even lighting their cars on fire to scare off anyone else from trying to shop. I thought that I needed to wake up and tell my husband my dream but then slipped into another one. (These leftist terrorists are probably agitated by the DS because Walmart is being bought out by moral conservatives as is Amazon and other immoral businesses. These conservative groups are against the depravity pushed on the public by these chain stores plus the trafficking being discovered.) I was with my husband in my parents' house and my girls were asleep in another room. I started sharing my dream with him and noticed a massive storm approaching. I knew we needed to be in a safe room during the storm, so I went to get my daughters and I saw that my oldest had woken up and gone outside and was playing with a cousin. I ran out and got her and told the other little girl to run home because a huge storm is coming, and the wind had already picked up to really strong winds. My little cousin excitedly asked me if we were going to heaven, and I told her not just yet. Then again, I started thinking that I needed to tell my husband my dream but that I need to get a verse by faith at random first and two places from the Bible popped into my mind Matthew 11:22 and Mark 11:13. I had no idea what these verses were but I knew the Lord put them in mind. Then I woke up so I could write them down before I'd forget. Mat 11:22 But I say unto you, it shall be more tolerable for Tyre and Sidon in the day of judgment, than for you. Mar 11:13 And seeing a fig tree afar off having leaves, he came, if haply he might find anything thereon: and when he came to it, he found nothing but leaves; for it was not the season of figs. I felt that this dream was telling me the Lord's judgement is coming very quickly. (Judgments are coming from the DS that will depopulate many.) Tsunami Judgement Coming Tianna Fire 2/8/23 (David's notes in red) I dreamt we were with the local brethren, and we all lived next to each other in a community. A warning came from God in an audible voice, and He said, "A tsunami is coming." (Tsunamis are destructive surges of water that can hit land. This could represent a spiritual tsunami bringing judgement on the wicked.) The brethren were all cheering that God had given warning this time. (Which we are doing now) The brethren spoke about the last time there was a giant tsunami and storm, but God didn't tell them it was coming and that it had wiped out everyone except the UBM brethren.(God gives us warnings of judgments so we can be ready ourselves and warn others so they can repent from sin and turn to the Lord. 1Jn 4:17 Herein is love made perfect with us, that we may have boldness in the day of judgment; because as he is, even so are we in this world Many judgements will wipe out the wicked and take some righteous home by God's mercy. Psa 91:8 Only with thine eyes shalt thou behold, And see the reward of the wicked. Psa 37:38 As for transgressors, they shall be destroyed together; The end of the wicked shall be cut off. Passovers are coming.) Last time everyone was in the water and having to tread over all the waves and all the brethren were gathered near each other in the water. (The Body of Christ needs to stay together and tread above the curse of the waters of the Word of God and not let faction separate them.) It was so dark and there were storms and vicious waves and for three days they had to do this. (The storms and treading the waves of water represent the trials of our faith in the promises, which will save us from the judgments.) Because of their faith and strength in Christ, they were preserved, but all the other people were taken out by the tsunami. (2Ti 4:18 The Lord will deliver me from every evil work, and will save me unto his heavenly kingdom... Psa 34:17 The righteous cried, and Jehovah heard, And delivered them out of all their troubles. ...19 Many are the afflictions of the righteous; But Jehovah delivereth him out of them all. Exo 12:13 … when I see the blood, I will pass over you, and there shall no plague be upon you to destroy you, when I smite the land of Egypt. I asked some of the sisters how they were able to tread on the water with their three children each and a few of the children were able to tread themselves or the children were strapped to their parents with a carrier. (Parents are to teach their children the Word and how to walk by faith so they know how to go through trials too. Deu 11:19 And ye shall teach them your children, talking of them, when thou sittest in thy house, and when thou walkest by the way, and when thou liest down, and when thou risest up. Pro 22:6 Train up a child in the way he should go…) I honestly had much fear of maybe having to tread in dark open water and I was worried about sharks. But the brethren said because God has warned us this time, we won't have to do that.(When we go through our trials in faith and obedience and overcome them, we don't have to go through them again and again.) We all grabbed what we needed and walked to the highest point on the biggest hill in the town.(Representing our walk to get to Mt Zion and be in Jerusalem, who is the Bride.) When we got to the top there was a giant tree that we all climbed and got on top. (This giant tree represents the Tree of Life, The tongue that speaks God's promises. Pro 3:18 She is a tree of life to them that lay hold upon her: [Wisdom] And happy is every one that retaineth her. Pro 15:4 (Hebrew) the healing of the tongue is a tree of life… Rev 2:7 … To him that overcometh, to him will I give to eat of the tree of life...) We could see the view over the whole town and the water and there was a giant storm forming and waves rushing. (This giant storm forming could be DS plagues and other planned attacks.) We then saw other people from the town running to the hill to try and get up high. Then giant waves started rushing through the town and everyone not on the hill was washed away. (Many people are unaware and ignorant of the coming storm. We need to be abiding in Christ now, dwelling in heavenly places which is by faith in His promises.) Some other people were on the hill and started running to the top. But then another giant wave crashed on the hill and everyone not on the tree was taken out. The storm lasted about 5 days but we were all content praising God from the tree and again UBM brethren were the only ones left alive from the town. (Representing only those who believe the true Word will escape.) Knock Out Punch Prophecy Dr. Patricia Green (David's notes in red) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1A1TDyzRQLE Today's video is called the Knockout Punch prophecy, which the Lord gave me on July 22, 2023. As I sat down to receive this message, the very first words that I heard was, “Knockout Punch.” And the Lord said, “I am delivering the knockout blow to the worldwide elites who have controlled the politics, the financial world and the pharmaceutical industry; and yes, I say industry because that is what it is. By no means does Big Pharma have the interest of making people well or healing them. Just the opposite. They create drugs to make people dependent on them so they can line their pockets with trillions of dollars. The Lord said, “I have put my glove on and with one blow I will remove the global elites who hide in the shadows and control the people, says the Lord.” The Lord said, “I say enough. I have had enough of their wickedness. I have had enough of their deceit and control and manipulation. I have had enough of them controlling the wealth. For with My knockout punch, I will strip them of their wealth, which is built on a false system and layers of lies.” Patricia says, now I find this part quite amusing. The Lord said, “The wealthy elites will, be like, the emperor who wore no clothes, in this children's storybook called,The Emperor's New Clothes. It was a shyster who convinced the emperor that he was weaving him a beautiful robe, but in fact there was no robe; it was imaginary. He further convinced the emperor to parade through the city in his glorious robe that did not exist. (This could represent the fake Biden presidency, who is only a puppet, along with all the political parties, who are an “imaginary” show, and they will all be exposed and declassed.) This is the same fate as the global elites, says the Lord.” “It was the common people who revealed to the emperor that he was naked and without any royal apparel. It will be the common people who will strip the elites of their fine apparel, their riches and their properties; and the elites will be naked and exposed, says the Lord of host.” (The prayers of the righteous to bring down the DS globalist, satanist bunch. We continue to send the angels to drain the swamp! Eph 5:11 and have no fellowship with the unfruitful works of darkness, but rather even reprove them; and Joh 3:20 For every one that doeth evil hateth the light, and cometh not to the light, lest his works should be reproved.) “How, do you say, can this happen?” “Because they are so powerful and so rich and so hidden.” But the Lord says, “But I say, nothing is impossible with Me, says the Lord of hosts.” “How could the entire army of Pharaoh and Pharaoh himself be swallowed up in the Red Sea, and yet I did that, says the Lord.” “No one in Israel could have imagined that their enemies against them could be here one minute and the next minute forever gone. Forever annihilated. (No one could have imagined that with one word the satanists who followed Kevin would all be destroyed in a moment.) I Am that same God. I created the earth and everything in it. It all belongs to Me, says the Lord.” “The heavens are My throne, and the earth is My footstool.” “Who is man that I Am mindful of him, says the Lord.” “I say man is My creation and I will not tolerate the altering of men, women and children. For that is the work of the enemies to try and improve and alter and change My creation. No one knows My mind or My power except My Son. So, if you want a glimpse into My thoughts and a glimpse of My power, come to My Son and ask Him to reveal Me; to reveal Me, Your Heavenly Father. For I AM Almighty, all powerful, all knowing and ever-present. I AM the Great I AM, and I AM, has spoken.” “Now go My children and declare My words in this earthly realm. Declare all that I have spoken and already given to My true prophets; for when you declare My words, you are taking your spiritual authority on this.”Luke 10:19 Behold, I give you authority to trample on serpents and scorpions, and over all the power on the enemy, and nothing shall by any means on you. The Lord said, “Use your voice, My children; lift up your voice in one accord for your voice has power, My power, says the Lord.” “Let Me Show You Something” Dana Coverstone 5/19/23 (David's notes in red) https://www.youtube.com/live/Fmmd82K8fQw?feature=share (This revelation seems to be the backlash of the DS against the supporters of the Alliance and the American people in general.) Preface: Dana said that this dream lasted from April 17th to May 16th, almost a month, almost 30 days, it's been one the longest dreams he's had. The dream began with me sitting in the top of a very tall tree, looking down on fog and mist that hung over the entire nation. (The tree is the tongue that speaks deliverance from the curses as in revelations above.) It was covering over Canada and Mexico as well. It did not cover the water, just this nation, only the land. (It appears as a fog but is man-made and controlled. Prevailing winds would remove it.) I can see the physical land covered in fog. It covered Canada and Mexico as well, but it looked like the fog was churning. It was moving. It was staying in place over the United States of America, (Man-made and controlled) but not over Mexico or Canada. It reminded me of a locust swarm that you can see like in a National Geographic photo. (The locusts in Joel 2 were the Assyrian army that was able to take down apostate northern 10 tribes but not the Bride, Jerusalem.) It was just moving effortlessly, but it was also frothing. It was like the steam coming off of hot coffee or hot cocoa or hot tea or something. But what it covered was thick and you cannot see anything below what you were seeing from the top of the fog. (True fog skips dry areas and manifests over damp watery places.) And as I was pondering the moving of the fog, is when the man appeared to me, and I believe the man is Jesus or represents the Holy Spirit at times, but he came out and he simply said, “Let me show you something.” And he grabbed my hand, and we stepped out into the air. Because I was in a tall tree, looking down, I was kind of hanging, you know, like holding on to a limb with my feet just looking at it. I'm thankful that God sees all the things that are going on. He knows what's coming, he knows what's happening. And I just had that sense as I was watching that I was about to be instructed or told some things. We descended down through the fog, we were not flying, it was like we were walking. The fog seemed to be very evil and very intentional. That it appeared to try to reach out and grab me with these eerie ethereal arms. (It is a menace to man and will kill many.) It was almost like the fog was alive. (It is alive to spread disease) It was dark, it was evil, but it was trying to grab hold… The man led me on until he reached the ground and then he said, “Look up.” When he said that, I realized that the fog was gone, but I could see jets that were flying in all directions and it appeared to be almost 7:00 or 7:30 at night. It was dusk. (How often we have seen their chemtrails.) The lights were going off as people were getting ready for bed. Darkness was hitting; it was almost like I could see traffic had stopped and people were home going to bed and to get ready for work the next day. (Poisoned as they slept.) So, I'm watching all these jets that are going back and forth, north, south, east and west, flying in all directions. It was obviously dusk and the lights were going out. And that's when I realized that I heard this loud hissing and every single jet was spraying something out of the exhaust. (Now we would call these things chemtrails…) And the jets flying north would be going north for a while. Then suddenly turn around and come back and spray the same way. The ones going east would go east for a couple miles and then come back and it was like regional. … It was like this in every state…They kept blanketing the country in whatever they were spraying. The time passed and the jets disappeared. (In A.A. Allen's vision he saw the same thing and then people started dropping dead everywhere in the U.S. except the saints were in a high mountain praising the Lord in safety.) Then I saw people getting up and going to work. So all of this stuff was being done at night…when no one was aware… Almost as if there was some elite and corporate plan to poison the nation. (It's a Satanic depopulation cult trying to stop the transfer of their stolen wealth and their own demise.) Once again, the fog was over Mexico and Canada, but it was not moving anywhere except the United States of America. … People are getting up for school, getting on the buses and going to school. And then the next thing that I see happening is this, I was standing in Times Square watching those jumbotron television screens with a breaking news item of a major outbreak of a new virus. Now, the timeline that I could tell in the dream is late summer, early fall as the news broadcast, we're talking about this. The World Health Organization was laying out guidelines that must be followed regardless of constitutions or national law. (This is to kill the population and make money for the DS pharmaceutical companies.) Those are the two words they used, “regardless of constitutions or national law”. There were military tanks and Hummers, that started patrolling as the announcements were being made. And I said to the man that the jets appeared to be the source of the medical issue. Coming Plandemic Isaac Payne - 9/6/2023 In this dream I was walking in a suburb during the daytime. The houses in the suburb were single level ranches. Upon research, I found that ranch style homes became popular after World War II due to young soldiers looking for affordable housing for their families. This style was fast & easy for developers. I believe that this neighborhood symbolizes that the communities of today's civilians believe we are post-war, hence the developed ranch style homes. However, I believe we are still pre-war. (Yes, they are already celebrating the end of this war, but Rev 6 clearly shows the Man-child coming just before a real worldwide war.) Although, during the construction of these homes in the 1950's & 60's the Vietnam war happened. This correlates with the dream I had before this dream on the same night of 9/6/2023. Could it be that the Afghanistan withdrawal of American troops was to allocate the US's manpower to another cause or war, whether internally or externally? To briefly summarize the second dream and to show how it correlates with this dream I'll elaborate. In this brief dream, there was a military pilot. The whole dream had a 1980's movie vibe to it. In this dream I thought I was watching a 1980's film. The person playing the pilot was Tom Cruise. The name Tom means twin. Also, Cruise is a play on words. I think this represents that pilots in the air seem to be just "cruising" in the skies, however it is anything but. Plus, the name Tom is such an American name. Many celebrities and famous Americans have the name Tom. These people seem like everyday citizens and the name Tom is a name that is easy to pronounce and for Americans to identify with. However, the name Tom is not the same as Thomas. Maybe they derived from the same place and seem as "twin" in name, but there is only Christ and Anti-Christ and I think we know Christ lived in Thomas. Thinking further on "Twin," I think of Jacob & Esau. Born at the same time but yet two totally different vessels. Rom 9:21-24 Or hath not the potter a right over the clay, from the same lump to make one part a vessel unto honor, and another unto dishonor? 22 What if God willing to show his wrath, and to make his power known, endured with much longsuffering vessels of wrath fitted unto destruction: 23 and that He might make know the riches of his glory upon vessels of mercy, which he afore prepared unto glory, 24 even us, whom He also called, not from the Jews only, but from the Gentiles? I believe Tom Cruise represents the government and vessels of destruction. Back to the dream, Tom Cruise was dating a woman, and they had a child. The Child rebelled against his dad in the dream and went to Vietnam to go to war. (Dating a woman and not married equals being out of covenant with God and not yoked to bride. Child out of wedlock represents fruit that is shameful, fruit that is unlawful hence bad. Rebellious to dad means exactly that: rebels against God.) As Tom cruise was in Vietnam, he ended up being captured by the Vietnamese. (It's also worth noting that the pilots that went to Vietnam performed low level chemtrails hence Agent Orange. This is actually an old war tactic. It was told to the people in America and in Vietnam that agent orange was only a herbicide and only affected the vegetation and was to help visibility for Americans fighting in the dense jungle. This all correlates to this first dream where I was in the suburbs with ranch style homes.) Back to the original dream. I was standing in the suburb with ranch style homes, and I noticed with me was two individuals. Naturally one of the people is a friend of mine and the other is just an acquaintance. They are named Justin (my friend) and the other is named Jimmy. (an acquaintance) (The name Justin means just, upright, or righteous. The name Jimmy means supplanter.) We were all walking in this neighborhood together during the daytime. I looked up and noticed the whole entire sky was covered in chemtrails. It was a blanket of chemtrails and the chemtrails produced a fog that was quickly descending and yet the gases of the chemtrail were dense even upon descending to the ground. I saw the sky being blanketed with chemtrails. I saw many airplanes dusting the sky blocking out any part of it that was blue. This wasn't a squadron of airplanes; this was a fleet. Also, I saw that some airplanes were making tight circular patterns while descending to the earth which created like a tornado effect of chemtrails. I could feel my heart grow heavy because I knew this was an all-out war on America. However, I also knew that it was our own country and politicians that were responsible for this eradication of the American civilians. I was also able to perceive that this man-made plague was unlike anything the world had experienced and that this plague was a death sentence as the causality rate would be incredibly high. (This was like A.A. Allen's dream of chemtrails that dropped people dead in their tracks all over the U.S. except for the righteous who were praising God on a mountain; Mt. Zion?) As I took my eyes off the chemtrails and looked ahead of me, I saw an older man standing in the road in the direction we were headed. His back was turned to us. The older man had white hair and was wearing a white jacket and a blue hat. As I got closer to this older man, I realized this was Joe Biden or so I thought. He was standing near an ice cream vendor awaiting his ice cream. I tried to step to the side to get a better look at him to verify, but he stepped in the opposite direction so I could not look up close at his face. I was able to see on his jacket was an American flag pendant pinned to his white blazer jacket. I took another sidestep and looked at his face again and he once again attempted to evade me, but I noticed this wasn't really Joe Biden but a look alike. This person was only used for a symbol of American hierarchy and to portray active institutionalism in America. I knew that this person was a shell and the epidemy of a Manchurian candidate. This look alike evaded me and he walked away toward the opposite direction we were going. (I believe the white jacket and blue hat are false indicators portraying an outward pure and heavenly appearance of righteous acts but are quite the opposite. (Since he is an actor he avoids close ups) (Psalms 55:19-23 God will hear, and answer them, even he that abideth from old, the men who have no changes, and who fear not God. He has put forth his hand against such as were at peace with him: he hath profaned his covenant. His mouth was smooth as butter, but his heart was war: his words were softer than oil, yet were they drawn swords. Cast thy burden upon Jehovah, and he will sustain thee: He will never suffer the righteous to be moved. But thou, O God, wilt bring them down into the pit of destruction: Bloodthirsty and deceitful men shall not live out half their days; but I will trust in thee.) I knew that whoever was controlling this person was also responsible for the chemtrails and the unleashing of the plague upon America. As the chemtrails were quickly and densely descending, Justin, Jimmy, and I began to run through the neighborhood looking for shelter. As we were running, I noticed my Mammaw, Pat, was outside trying to get my attention. (Patsy means nobleman or aristocrat. Aristocrat means family of high social rank or stature. I believe she resembles many American families and how they think. Compared to the rest of the world, a family in America is of high stature in the grand scheme of wealth and provision.) She ran outside her house and asked me what was going on. I told her to look up and explained that this is an internal coup upon Americans. She began to look up and then looked back at me. I could tell she was ignorant and simple minded towards the atrocities that have been and were being committed. Also, I was able to discern that she didn't take much thought of what I said and didn't really believe me. She wasn't rude or high minded about it, she honestly couldn't grasp what I was saying, and it seemed in her mind that life was hunky dory as usual. She did, however, go back inside her house. Justin, Jimmy, and I continued running down the road looking for safety. We ran to a house in the neighborhood. I am not sure if we went inside or not. However, the three of us were discussing what to do next and how to evade this deadly plague that was now coming in contact with the neighborhood. One of the men with me opened up a case and inside it was a guitar. (Since this was the cure this was probably the righteous one, Justin.) I picked up the guitar and held it in my hands. Immediately when I held the guitar, I knew exactly what to do. I told Justin and Jimmy that we needed to go back to my house and stay inside. This meant that we shouldn't be running down the road any longer to get away from the deadly plague that now covered the streets and neighborhood. We should instead run directly into it because that was where my house was. (Each abiding in one's own house is what was commanded for the Passover.) I believe the guitar symbolizes worship as it is an instrument of worship. I believe worship is more than just praise with music. I believe it is our thoughts, prayers, way & walk of life, memories of Father's miracles in our own lives, thankfulness, love & giving, etc. are all forms of worship. (Worship in Greek, proskuneo, means, to kiss towards, meaning an act of Love towards God.) I believe what Father showed me in this dream is that the guitar represents that we should continually praise Father in all that we do, and HE will protect, provide, and deliver us in all things. Then I woke up. Psa 149:6 Let the high praises of God be in their mouth, And a two-edged sword in their hand; (Which is clearly the way to conquer an enemy. 7 To execute vengeance upon the nations, And punishments upon the peoples; 8 To bind their kings with chains, And their nobles with fetters of iron; 9 To execute upon them the judgment written: This honor have all his saints. Praise ye Jehovah.) While looking for this verse, I felt in my heart to check out Psalm 150. This is the last chapter of Psalms. I did not know what it said, but the thought came to my mind that King David was a great warrior; one of the fiercest warriors in the history of all mankind; so, it would be important to see what the last thing that King David had to say. Think of it this way, for example, if a loved one had ever said his last words to an individual, those last words or statements now would have such an impact on the receiving individual for all their lives. Those last words could very well become the receiving individual's lifelong mantra. The departing loved ones many times save their most important statements for this last moment. So, the last statement of Psalms is this: Psa 150 Praise ye Jehovah. Praise God in His sanctuary: Praise Him in the firmament of His power. 2 Praise Him for His mighty acts: Praise Him according to His excellent greatness. 3 Praise Him with the trumpet sound. Praise Him with psaltery and harp. 4 Praise Him with Timbrel and dance. Praise Him with stringed instruments and pipe. 5 Praise Him with loud cymbals: Praise Him with high sounding cymbals. 6 Let everything that hath breath praise Jehovah. Praise ye Jehovah. (Again this is God's method for us to conquer our enemies.) If Samson's strength was his submission in his hair, then David's strength could be his submission in his praise. When the plagues come down from the sky, just point at them and say "Praise Him in the firmament of His power!" Python Crushed Marie Kelton 9/2/23 (David's notes in red) During the meeting I had an open vision of an ancient Roman temple. I saw the inside of the temple it had what looked like a pool in it. I saw a python go up and around one of the pillars that was in the temple on the right side. The python was going around the edge of the temple. (We are in the time of the end time ten toes of iron and clay, the Roman Empire, and their worship of another Jesus. The python is the old serpent of satan in their body.) Then an earthquake happened, and the temple started collapsing. The python and the stones fell into the pool below. The python was crushed by the stones that fell into the pool. (The iron and clay 10 toes of the end time vision of Daniel was the revived Roman Empire. The Stone cut out of the mountain of God's Kingdom rolled down and crushed it. That is our DS Babylon falling now and in the tribulation. The dragon is the old serpent in the sea of God's people, their pride and persecution of the saints will destroy them. Leviathan the serpent is the king of pride.) https://beforeitsnews.com/prophecy/2023/09/new-dr-jane-ruby-marburg-fever-already-declared-18-ghz-666-activates-the-jabbed-here-it-comes-w-attorney-todd-callender-2545016.html
[English description below]Trong tập Vietnam Innovators này, Vietcetera hân hạnh được trò chuyện cùng khách mời đặc biệt, ông Nguyễn Kim Anh - Chief Product Officer của VinBigData. Ông Kim Anh là một tài năng hàng đầu của ngành công nghiệp công nghệ thông tin tại Việt Nam, và là người đứng sau thành công của trợ lý ảo đầu tiên thuần Việt - ViVi.Ông Kim Anh từng theo học tại Đức, có kinh nghiệm nghiên cứu và làm việc tại một trong những tập đoàn công nghệ hàng đầu thế giới - Amazon. Tuy nhiên, khát vọng tạo ra những sản phẩm AI nói tiếng Việt đã thúc đẩy ông trở về quê hương và đóng góp cho sự phát triển của ngành trí tuệ nhân tạo nước nhà.Trong tập này, chúng ta sẽ cùng khám phá hành trình 5 năm làm việc cho tại VinBigData của ông, đồng thời đón chờ những sản phẩm công nghệ vượt bậc trong tương lai. Hãy cùng chúng tôi lắng nghe câu chuyện hấp dẫn và đầy cảm hứng từ một trong những tên tuổi hàng đầu nhé!Xem phiên bản video trên YouTubeNếu có bất cứ góp ý, phản hồi hay mong muốn hợp tác, bạn có thể gửi email về địa chỉ email@example.com ---In this episode of Vietnam Innovators, Vietcetera is honored to have a special guest, Mr. Nguyen Kim Anh - Chief Product Officer of VinBigData. Mr. Kim Anh is a leading talent in the information technology industry in Vietnam and the driving force behind the success of Vietnam's first purely Vietnamese virtual assistant - ViVi.Having studied in Germany and gained experience working at one of the world's leading technology conglomerates, Amazon, Mr. Kim Anh's ambition to create Vietnamese-speaking AI products led him back to his homeland, contributing to the development of artificial intelligence in Vietnam.In this episode, we will explore Mr. Kim Anh's five-year journey at VinBigData and look forward to the exceptional technological products that lie ahead. Join us in listening to this fascinating and inspiring story from one of the top names in the field!Listen to this episode on YouTube And explore many amazing articles at the website vietcetera.com.Feel free to leave any questions or invitations for business cooperation at firstname.lastname@example.org
Search engine optimization can make or break your business presence online, but getting it right isn't always easy. Jason Hennessey is an entrepreneur, internationally recognized SEO expert, author, speaker, podcast host, and business coach. Since 2001, Jason has been reverse-engineering the Google algorithm as a self-taught student and practitioner of SEO and search marketing. Jason shares the three key steps to optimizing your SEO. First, make sure your website is technically sound so that Google can easily access it. Second, create content that people actually want to consume. Solid content satisfies the problem people are looking to solve. And third, utilize backlinking to help boost the popularity of your website. Ultimately, SEO comes down to helping people find the thing they are searching for. There is also an ROI attached to it, but it serves as a connector for people who need specific services with the people who can service that need. AI and ChatGPT play a role in optimizing SEO as well. While it's not recommended to translate your website into Vietnamese if no one in your office can speak or write the language, AI can be used to summarize the main points of a call or email. Jason recommends avoiding using AI to write articles on behalf of your company that will poorly reflect on your business. Use AI to help you articulate your points, but not to replace the human element of your content. Consider the assets that you have — whether it's time or money — and put them to work to improve your SEO in ways that will benefit your company and your bottom line. Interview Links: Jason Hennessey Honest SEO: Demystifying the Google Algorithm to Help Get You More Traffic and Revenue Resources: 20,000 Scaleups Scaling Up Summits (Select Bill Gallagher as your coach during registration for a discount.) Bill on YouTube Recruiter.com Short List (use code scaleup) Scaling Up is the best-selling book by Verne Harnish and our team for Scaling Up Coaches (formerly Gazelles). We share how the fastest-growing companies succeed where so many others fail. Bill Gallagher, Scaling Coach and host of the show, is an international business coach who works with C-Suite leaders to achieve breakthrough growth. We help leadership teams with the biggest decisions around People, Strategy, Execution, and Cash so that they can Scale Up successfully and beat the odds of business growth. Scaling Up is based on Verne's original best-selling business book, Mastering the Rockefeller Habits. Did you enjoy today's episode? If so, then please leave a review! Help other business leaders discover the Scaling Up Business Podcast so they, too, can benefit from the ideas shared in these podcasts.
[English description below]Trong tập tiếp theo của Vietnam Innovators, chúng ta sẽ có cơ hội trò chuyện với Tổng Giám đốc của Starbucks Vietnam để tìm hiểu về mô hình và chiến lược kinh doanh của họ tại thị trường Việt đầy sôi động.Tại tập này, chúng ta cũng sẽ khám phá cách Starbucks đã xây dựng những chiến lược kinh doanh phù hợp với văn hóa Việt Nam, từ việc kết hợp yếu tố địa phương và quốc tế để tạo ra trải nghiệm đặc biệt cho khách hàng. Starbucks Việt Nam đang tăng trưởng hay “dậm chân tại chỗ” như truyền thông vẫn đề cập? Mời bạn cùng lắng nghe và tìm hiểu nhé.Xem phiên bản video trên YouTubeNếu có bất cứ góp ý, phản hồi hay mong muốn hợp tác, bạn có thể gửi email về địa chỉ email@example.com---In this episode of Vietnam Innovators, we got the opportunity to have a conversation with the General Manager of Starbucks Vietnam, exploring their business model and strategies in the vibrant Vietnamese market.In this episode, we will also delve into how Starbucks has constructed business strategies that align with Vietnamese culture, combining local and international elements to create a unique experience for customers. Is Starbucks Vietnam experiencing growth or is it at a standstill, as mentioned in the media? Join us to listen and find out.Listen to this episode on YouTube Feel free to leave any questions or invitations for business cooperation at firstname.lastname@example.org
Nancy Luong is a successful Fortune 500 senior marketer, financial content creator, keynote speaker, university educator, and DEI advocate. Currently, she is a Digital Program Manager at Salesforce and the Leader in Residence at Cal State Long Beach, where she advises students on how to start their careers. A proud first-generation daughter of Vietnamese and Chinese immigrants, Nancy recently became a bestselling author after publishing the “How We Got Here Journal.” Key Takeaways:- How Nancy's book helps immigrant parents tell their stories- Breaking generational cycles- Why women are rethinking their purpose- Nancy's advice for college students entering the professional worldEpisode Timeline:1:30 Nancy won Miss Southern California. 2:30 Nancy's book, "How We Got Here"3:45 Are immigrant households reluctant to talk about the past?5:30 Why Nancy's book is an excuse to have important conversations8:30 How the book helped Nancy understand her parents' behaviors 11:15 Immigrant parents often have different attachment styles than their children.17:00 Nancy's recent presentation at the New York Public Library20:15 Common topics in Nancy's women's group22:00 Nancy's career advice for graduating students This episode's guest:• Nancy Luong• Follow Nancy on LinkedIn and InstagramSubscribe and leave a 5-star review: https://pod.link/1496390646Contact Us!• Join the conversation by leaving a comment!• Follow us on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and LinkedIn!Thanks for listening! Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
This week we talk about China's standard map, the nine-dash line, and shoals.We also discuss WWIII, undersea minerals, and realities on the ground.Recommended Book: Outlive by Peter AttiaShow Notes* https://www.chinadaily.com.cn/a/202308/28/WS64ec91c2a31035260b81ea5b.html* https://www.uscc.gov/research/south-china-sea-arbitration-ruling-what-happened-and-whats-next* https://amti.csis.org/island-tracker/china/* https://globalvoices.org/2023/09/05/the-chinese-2023-map-has-nothing-new-but-why-are-chinas-neighbours-mad-about-it/* https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Government_of_China* https://www.reuters.com/world/asia-pacific/philippines-taiwan-malaysia-reject-chinas-latest-south-china-sea-map-2023-08-31/* https://theconversation.com/what-is-the-nine-dash-line-and-what-does-it-have-to-do-with-the-barbie-movie-209043* https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Republic_of_China_(1912%E2%80%931949)* https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nine-dash_line* https://theconversation.com/what-is-the-nine-dash-line-and-what-does-it-have-to-do-with-the-barbie-movie-209043* https://hir.harvard.edu/vietnam-and-china-conflicting-neighbors-stuck-in-nationalism-and-memory/TranscriptIn the wake of some stunning defeats to European powers in the 19th century, and its place on the winning side of WWII, the Chinese government saw quite a lot of territory disappear, but then gained a fair bit back, following that global conflict, and this necessitated the redrawing of many maps, most of which were substantially outdated, because of the relative rapidity with which their territory was changing during this period—they lost Vietnam as a supplicant state, for instance, but also added a fair number of former Japanese islands to their collection, including Taiwan, which it took from Japan in 1945, and where the former Chinese government fled following Mao's revolution, which is what led to modern day Taiwan as a separate state, by their reckoning, at least, from that of Mainland China, which doesn't agree.And as is the case with Taiwan, not everyone in the area agrees about which other islands and bodies of water belong to whom, and the huge number of islands of varying sizes in the South China Sea are especially fraught, in terms of ownership claims, as many of them are worthless for the purpose of building real-deal settlements, but could be useful in terms of military infrastructure, allowing ships to dock and refuel, serving as weapons platforms for missiles and anti-aircraft equipment; that sort of thing.These island-related controversies have sparked or been components of several recent conflicts in the region, including clashes between the Chinese and Vietnamese militaries in 1974 and 1988, and as an apparent effort to lock-in their claim to some of these territories, the Chinese government, in December of 1947, published a map called the Location Map of South Sea Islands, which showed the South China Sea, along with an eleven-dash line that encompassed a huge, u-shaped portion of the region, with the implication that everything within that line belonged to China, though the Chinese government never outright said "all of this is ours, stay out."Beginning in the early 1950s, this line used only nine dashes, and had changed shape a bit, no longer including the Gulf of Tonkin as a concession to the now-independent North Vietnamese government.But the former Chinese government, the one that was now occupying and governing from Taiwan, continued to use an eleven-dash line on their official map, the implication being that they don't recognize the changes to Chinese territory made by the successor Chinese government that usurped them back in the mid-20th century.However many dashes are used, and whatever the specific expanse of them, though, the significance of this line on what's become known as the Chinese standard maps released at a regular cadence by the government have become the topic of furious debate, as the Chinese government has never really clarified what they're saying when they publish these things, allowing the implication to be that this is their home turf, their islands and ocean, but never taking the next step that would be required to formalize that claim.The implication of any territorial barrier is the violence required to defend it, so the presumed rationale here is that, like Taiwan's status, which is in an official sort of superposition right now, the Chinese government claiming it as their own, the Taiwanese government claiming independence, and everyone else just kind of making positive or negative noises while seldom taking a firm stance one way or the other, allows everyone involved to be unhappy and to hold their own opinions, but to not feel like they need to go to war over the issue, because no hands have been forced in that regard; a stronger stance and a more formal declaration of independence by Taiwan, supported by other nations, would presumably necessitate military action from China, while the same sort of concrete move by China to retake the island by force would probably trigger action from its opposition, as well.Leaving things flexible and vague, though, keeps everything nebulous enough that nothing needs to be blown up and no one has to die.The same seems to be true with this larger pseudo-claim of territory from the Chinese government, these maps showing an area that looks a lot like it belongs to China, but the Chinese government never formally saying "this is ours, and thus, if you want to go to these islands, travel these waters, you'll need our permission, and we'll blast you to kingdom come if you step over the line we've drawn here."What I'd like to talk about today are the implications of this sort of intentional geographic uncertainty, and the response to a new standard map the Chinese government recently released.—The 2023 edition of China's standard map, which usually displays its now-famous nine-dash line alongside other information about the country, like its territorial delineations, capitol cities, and the like, has created a moderate uproar throughout the area in part due to the addition of a tenth dash, and in part because it seems to have added to its collection of territory at the expense of many of its neighbors.Among those who are upset about these new visual claims is the Russian government, which has become increasingly close with the Chinese government following its invasion of Ukraine, which has left it a bit of a pariah, globally, and it's been in many ways propped up and sustained economically by trade with China; but even they made a statement of distaste about this map, which seems to show that an island which was previously divided between Chinese and Russian control, is now just China's.India is also pissed that highly disputed areas along its border with China have seemingly been folded into its neighbor's official collection of territories with the advent of this new map, and Vietnam, the Philippines, Malaysia, Indonesia, and of course, Taiwan, have also spoken out against what this new map implies—the latter of which, Taiwan, perhaps more than most, as that additional tenth dash seems to more firmly embrace it than previous maps, implying that Taiwan is becoming more China's than ever before, which in the current geopolitical context represents a potential military threat.But those other nations are also pretty peeved, as islands they claim as their own have been looped into this large u-shaped area, portrayed as being China's and China's alone; and although in many cases that's been true of previous versions of the map, as well, the context surrounding this version's release is substantially different than the context in previous years.So in response to this hubbub of outcries, the Chinese government has said, basically, calm down, this is the same map, what are you all so upset about?And to some degree that's largely true: most of these claims were on previous maps as well, but that additional dash does seem pretty aggressive in a world in which the Chinese government has made pretty clear that it both intends to retake Taiwan at some point, and that it's willing and able to do so, militarily, and in which the government has been feverishly investing in more guns, ships, jets, and missiles, and rapidly building out its military presence in these contested areas, including military bases high in the mountains along its border with India, in territory both nations claim as their own, and the construction of ship docks and turrets and missile launchers on tiny little islands in the middle of the ocean, which other nations claim, as well, but which China is physically occupying, punctuating their map-based claims with real-world threats toward anyone who challenges them; realities on the ground, to use the defense world parlance for building military assets of this kind in contested territory.In 2016, the Permanent Court of Arbitration in The Hague ruled that China's nine-dash line didn't have any basis in international law, and that this region is mostly international waters, usable by anyone, anytime, for any reasons, more or less.China dismissed this ruling and said it would ignore it, basically, so while other nations in the area, like the Philippines, have continued to fish in traditional areas, like the shoals surrounding the Spratly Islands, located between them and Malaysia and Vietnam in the South China Sea, China has been building artificial islands atop coral reefs on this island chain, dredging sand onto the reefs and then pouring concrete over that sand, allowing it to build permanent military structures and install radar systems, missile silos, and aircraft hangers, where it also now bases military aircraft.This has been a huge investment and a lot of work for the Chinese government, but it's allowing them to convert the soft, vague claims printed on their maps into hard realities in the real-world; the international arbitrators in The Hague would not honor what they considered to be their historic, national territorial claims, so they went out and made them real; the equivalent of putting up fences around land with unclear ownership on a parcel near your home—it might still be legally debatable who owns that land, but it becomes very clear who has control over it and access to it and who can use it after a fence is put up; and that's even more the case when you begin to deny others access and imply that you are willing and able to defend it if someone decides to step into what is now, on a very practical level, your turf.This carving out of new territory from international waters and in contested regions by the Chinese government has become an even more substantial issue over the past decade or so as the race to claim and develop undersea resources has become more frantic, with governments around the world scrambling to secure the minerals and other raw materials that will inform the next, post-fossil fuel paradigm, and many of these resources, from lithium to nickel to cobalt, are contained in hard-to-reach areas, like, in some cases, underwater continental shelves.So just as the Arctic has become a hotbed for exploration and infrastructural development, everyone with borders touching the Arctic Ocean doing what they can to build-out their ship-based capacity, military bases, and knowledge of what's underneath all that water, for if and when they can eventually justify stepping in to start building and harvesting those raw materials, the South China Sea is also rich with such assets, and this line on this map, and all this real-world building and hardening of military defenses in the area, is meant to allow China, if and when it wants, to start claiming these resources as its own, as it will have already established clear ownership of the territory surrounding these stockpiles, and the ability to defend these assets if anyone else challenges their claim.Physical conflict related to such claims has already broken out a few times, mostly related to fishing at the moment—the Chinese Coast Guard shooting high-powered water cannons at vessels owned by Philippines-based companies and Vietnamese fishing boats in order to drive them away and again, implicitly, partition-off these rich areas, over time redefining them as being for exclusive Chinese use.But the big concern is that at some point these measures might become more serious and deadly, and this type of conflict, if it escalates, could spiral into something truly global.The disagreement between China and Taiwan about who owns the island and whether the Taiwanese government is legit or not is generally seen as one of the most volatile hot-spots on the planet, in terms of the potential to accidentally set off WWIII, because of who's allied with whom, and what everyone involved has to gain or lose by engaging in such a conflict.It's possible, though, that something seemingly lower-level, like a scuffle over fishing grounds, or the development of undersea mineral extraction infrastructure could be what sets off such a fight, as China defending international waters as if they are their own, putting up a fence on public property, basically, and then shooting anyone who approaches, becomes a test of the international system, and that could lead to a direct conflict between China and let's say the Philippines, and that could pull other regional entities like Vietnam and Indonesia, and maybe even India into the fight, which in turn would potentially bring the US and EU into the conflict, directly or indirectly, alongside Russia and Iran on China's side, again, directly or indirectly.All of which could compound into something incredibly devastating, all because China is attempting to expand in a manner that is considered illegal by international bodies, because what we might think of as the Western bloc, the US and EU and India and its allies, are trying to box China in, as a response, which China doesn't like and which is probably amplifying their efforts in this regard, and because all of that is making this area a potential tinderbox for conflict—no one wanting to give ground, everyone aware the world is changing around them, economically, climactically, and so on, and everyone trying to set themselves up to be in the best possible position mid-century or so, doing the math and maybe even deciding a big conflict would be worth it, so long as that would make them a bigwig in the rapidly impending, next-step geopolitical paradigm. 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Episode 147:This week we're continuing with:The Worldview and Philosophical Methodology of Marxism-LeninismWritten for the Vietnamese curriculum and translated by Luna NguyenYou can purchase a copy and support translation of the further curriculum here:https://www.banyanhouse.org/product/ebook-the-worldview-and-philosophical-methodology-of-marxism-leninism[Part 1 - 5]Introduction to the Basic Principles of Marxism[Part 6 - 10]Part I: The Worldview and Philosophical Methodology of Marxism-LeninismChapter 1: Dialectical Materialism[Part 11]Chapter 2: Materialist Dialectics I. Dialectics and Materialist Dialectics[Part 12 - This Week]Chapter 2: Materialist Dialectics II. Basic Principles of Marxist Dialectics - 0:33Annotation 103: 0:36-1:14 1. The Principle of General Relationships - 1:14Annotation 104: 1:23-4:10Annotation 105: 4:31-6:21Annotation 106: 7:11-8:27Annotation 107: 9:08-12:03 b. Characteristics of Relationships - 12:05Annotation 108: 12:29-14:36Annotation 109: 15:05-16:05Annotation 110: 16:39-17:16Annotation 111: 17:46-18:28Annotation 112: 19:22-22:23 c. Meaning of the Methodology - 22:56Annotation 113: 24:10-24:55Annotation 114: 25:38-27:26Annotation 115: 27:44-30:05Annotation 116: 30:13-32:08[Part 13 - 25?]Chapter 2: Materialist Dialectics[Part 26 - 30?]Chapter 3: Cognitive Theory of Dialectical MaterialismFigures:Figure 1 - 0:39The Principle of General Relationships and the Principle of Development are the most basic principles of materialist dialectics. These two principles are dialectically related to one another. Figure 2 - 5:40Figure 3 - 7:14Figure 4 - 10:28An infinite diversity of relationships exist within the unity of the material world. Figure 5 - 11:14Universal relationships which unite all things, phenomena, and ideas manifest in infinitely diverse ways.Figure 6 - 13:02All things, phenomena, and ideas have the relative characteristic of objectiveness. Figure 7 - 13:42Alice and Bob are external to one another; each is objective from the other's perspective. Figure 8 - 14:14The relationship between Alice and Bob has objective characteristics to both Alice and Bob. Figure 9 - 24:14The comprehensive viewpoint sees the subject in terms of all of its internal and external relationships. Figure 10 - 47:47A historical viewpoint focuses on the roles and positions of relationships and properties of subjects as well as their development over time. Footnotes:1) 8:42See Private and Common; Essence and Phenomenon.2) 8:47See Annotation 117.3) 8:52See Annotation 190.4) 18:36See Annotation 108.5) 18:39See The Principle of General Relationships.6) 24:08Once Again On The Trade Unions, Vladimir Ilyich Lenin, 1921.
US President Joe Biden and Vietnamese leader Nguyen Phu Trong have signed a "strategic partnership" on semiconductor manufacturing and rare earth minerals in a bid to counter China's influence in the Asia-Pacific region. We take a closer look. Also, Chevron tries to head off strikes at its Australian LNG plants, and Taylor Swift's "Eras" tour boosts the US hotel industry.
When a brand new Denver restaurant landed on Bon Appétit's most anticipated openings list, we were sooooo curious — what's the big whoop about Sap Sua? Fast-forward to now and the contemporary take Vietnamese cuisine has got people talking. Host Bree Davies and producer Paul Karolyi dig into all the latest food and dining news with newsletter editor and resident foodie Peyton Garcia, who also gives us an update on what common consumption is — and is not — and ponders whether a new CBD coffee shop popping up in Platt Park is past its prime or right on the mark. Plus, our recommendations for your weekend. Paul mentioned some Harvard University research on CBD. We wanna hear from you, dear listeners: What's the best bakery in the Denver metro? Call our hot pastry hotline and leave us a voicemail with your name and neighborhood, and you might hear it on the show! 720-500-5418. Phone shy? Email us: email@example.com. And finally, your official City Cast Denver Maybe For Your Weekend. Denver Mineral, Fossil, Gem & Jewelry Show - our official “City Cast Denver Maybe” pick! Cuisine and Culture — Tracing Andean Culture Wheat Ridge's International Heritage Festival/Oktoberfest 9/11 Heroes Run For even more news from around the city, subscribe to our morning newsletter Hey Denver at denver.citycast.fm. Follow us on Instagram: @citycastdenver Chat with other listeners on reddit: r/CityCastDenver Text or leave us a voicemail with your name and neighborhood, and you might hear it on the show: (720) 500-5418 Learn more about the sponsors of this episode: Denver Center for the Performing Arts Looking to advertise on City Cast Denver? Check out our options for podcast and newsletter ads at citycast.fm/advertise Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Questions and Answers about New Orleans In this episode, Mark is enjoyed by guest Chris Masrhsall. Together, they answer listener questions about New Orleans. Timestamps 05:05 - Top 5 Restaurants in Bywater/French Quarter or walking distance? 07:50 - Advance ticket sales for New Orleans Museum of Art? 09:25 - Connection between New Orleans and French Wine? 12:15 - Where do you beat the heat in CBD/Marigny for a drink or bite to eat? 14:05 - Do you see New Orleans population growing dramatically? 18:00 - Ways to help the Unhoused population 21:35 - Bars/restaurants in Lakefront area? 25:55 - Celebrating 25th anniversary in NOLA what 2 restaurants should they choose? 29:10 - Sailing Clubs on Lake Ponchartrain 30:40 - A 2nd Edition of the BBS Book? 31:50 - Growth of Vietnamese influence in New Orleans food 35:30 - Restaurants/Bars that locals avoid still worth a visit? 39:30 - Mark hosting a Book Club? 41:00 - New Orleans Thanksgiving plans 41:30 - Taking kids on adventures outside of New Orleans 44:45 - Any breweries that serve cocktails as well? 47:50 - Safety in the French Quarter 50:50 - How to Be a “good tourist” in New Orleans 53:40 - Streetcar episode? 54:10 - Historic ships to tour? 54:50 - What is the best seafood restaurant not fried in the French Quarter? 56:10 - Asian Market in New Orleans? 57:30 - What can ages 18-20 do when traveling to New Orleans? 1:00:10 - Lingua Madre
Episode 146:This week we're continuing with:The Worldview and Philosophical Methodology of Marxism-LeninismWritten for the Vietnamese curriculum and translated by Luna NguyenYou can purchase a copy and support translation of the further curriculum here:https://www.banyanhouse.org/product/ebook-the-worldview-and-philosophical-methodology-of-marxism-leninism[Part 1 - 5]Introduction to the Basic Principles of Marxism[Part 6 - 10]Part I: The Worldview and Philosophical Methodology of Marxism-LeninismChapter 1: Dialectical Materialism[Part 11 - This Week]Chapter 2: Materialist Dialectics - 0:27 I. Dialectics and Materialist Dialectics - 1:12 1. Dialectics and Basic Forms of Dialectics - 1:12 a. Definitions of Dialectics and the Subjective Dialectic - 1:12 b. Basic Forms of Dialectics - 4:01 2. Materialist Dialectics - 24:19 a. Definition of Materialist Dialectics - 24:19 b. Basic Features and Roles of Materialist Dialectics - 25:48[Part 12 - 25?]Chapter 2: Materialist Dialectics[Part 26 - 30?]Chapter 3: Cognitive Theory of Dialectical MaterialismFootnotes:1) 1:01Karl Marx, Vladimir Ilyich Lenin, 1914.2) 1:44See Annotation 9.3) 2:40Dialectics of Nature, Friedrich Engels, 1883.4) 5:57Socialism: Utopian and Scientific, Friedrich Engels, 1880.5) 6:39The Old Preface to Anti-Dühring, Friedrich Engels, 1878.6) 8:43The Old Preface to Anti-Dühring, Friedrich Engels, 1878.7) 17:16Kant's “transcendental dialectic” was used to critique rationalism and pure reason, but was not a fully developed dialectical system of thought. Hegel's idealist dialectics were more universal in nature. See Annotation 9.8) 18:20The Old Preface to Anti-Dühring, Friedrich Engels, 1878.9) 19:45Conspectus of Hegel's Science of Logic, Vladimir Ilyich. Lenin, 1914.10) 21:52Afterword to the Second German Edition of Capital Volume I, Karl Marx, 1873.11) 24:16Anti-Dühring, The 1885 Preface, Friedrich Engels, 1878.12) 24:47Anti-Dühring, Friedrich Engels, 1878.13) 24:54See The Principle of General Relationships.14) 25:12Dialectics of Nature, Friedrich Engels, 1883.15) 25:17See Annotation 117.16) 25:46The Three Sources and Three Component Parts of Marxism, Vladimir Ilyich Lenin, 1913.17) 28:07See Annotation 98.
In this episode: Kent talks to Congressional Medal of Honor Recipient James C. McCloughan. Drafted into the United States Army in 1968, Jim served as a combat medic with the Americal Division where he rose to the rank of Specialist Five. In one battle alone “Doc” McCloughan has been credited with moving into the “kill zone” on ten occasions, saving ten American lives and one Vietnamese interpreter's life. Specialist McCloughan was highly decorated receiving the Combat Medic Badge, two Purple Hearts, two Bronze Stars with “V” device for valor, The U. S. Army Valorous Unit Citation, The National Defense Medal, The Good Conduct Medal, The Vietnam Service Medal with three Battle Stars, The Vietnam Campaign Medal, The Republic of Vietnam Cross of Gallantry with Palms and one Oak Leaf Cluster and the M16 Expert Rifle Badge. In 2017, Jim was awarded the Congressional Medal of Honor, our nation's highest military commendation.
A bond between brothers, a coming-out story, and an international song contest. William Lee Adams is one of the leading voices covering the Eurovision Song Contest, criss-crossing the continent to interview stars and live-stream shows. But as a child growing up in small-town America, he was made to feel invisible; encouraged to suppress his Vietnamese heritage and questions about his sexuality. He found solace in caring for his brother, John, who had severe physical disabilities due to a brain condition. Even so, he needed an escape route. William has written a memoir called Wild Dances: My Queer and Curious Journey to Eurovision. Presenter: India Rakusen Producer: Rob Wilson
Dr. Indigo Willing is a Vietnamese war orphan, sociologist, skateboarder, and co-author of the book; Skateboarding, Power and Change. This week, Dr. Indigo joins me for an in-person conversation about her intriguing life so far. We discuss her early years growing up in the northern suburbs of Sydney with her adoptive family, experiences of racism, why she was drawn to academia, the reality of “survivor guilt", her passion for community development, being awarded an Order of Australia Medal (OAM) and then resigning from the award, why skateboarding organically becomes an inclusive space, the future of skatepark design, skate-able cities, the fellowship she is embarking on with Sydney University, and much much more.Darren Kaehne sits in as this week's guest co-host.Dr. Indigo's journey is one of purpose, advocacy, kindness, empathy and equity. Pure skateboarder, powerful change agent, blessed human... Enjoy getting to know Dr. Indigo Willing. ShanDr. Indigo advocates for:Consent is radSpinifex SkateboardsSongline SkateboardingCheck out the book she wrote with Anthony Pappalardo: Skateboarding, Power, and ChangeFollow Indigo on Instagram: @goodwillhunting (Intro) Music by Def Wish Cast.Song: ForeverAlbum: The Evolution Machinewww.defwishcast.com.auhttps://defwishcastofficial.bandcamp.com/https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCHmCk7npfC5sbko7NiDdhyghttps://www.facebook.com/defwishcast/https://www.instagram.com/defwishcast/?hl=enUse Code: THT (for discounts and support the show at the same time)KRUSH ORGANICS - CBD oils and topicalsCode: THT(Get a HUGE 40% Discount...shipping is WORLDWIDE and fast).Purveyors of the finest CBD oils and topicals. I think long and hard about who I want to be affiliated with. Do the research yourself, the health benefits of CBD are unquestionable. It's done so much for me, especially during times of stress and anxiety, it's improved the quality of my sleep and sped up my recovery-time post workouts, surfs and skates... and it's all natural.INDOSOLE Code: THT(15% discount shipping is WORLDWIDE and fast).Sandals made from recycled Tyres. Timeless footwear for the conscious consumer.KingPin Skate ShopUse Code: THTAnd you'll get 40% of the best CBD oil at Krush Organics. Boom.https://krushorganics.com/Support the showBecome a SUBSCRIBER of THT. Only pay what you feel the show is worth to you!Follow on Instagram: @terriblehappytalksCheckout the website: terriblehappytalks.com
Dung Ha (c. 1965-2000) was a powerful Vietnamese gangster who challenged the “Godfather of Saigon.” She broke gender expression rules and sexuality norms, creating a name for herself that lives on today. For Further Reading: Dung Ha: Vietnam's Lesbian Mob Boss Dung Hà Police Finally Arrested This 65-Year-Old Transnational Drug Queen Vietnam Mob Trial Showcases Graft Nam Cam: Vietnam's Godfather Goodbye, Godfather History classes can get a bad rap, and sometimes for good reason. When we were students, we couldn't help wondering... where were all the ladies at? Why were so many incredible stories missing from the typical curriculum? Enter, Womanica. On this Wonder Media Network podcast we explore the lives of inspiring women in history you may not know about, but definitely should. Every weekday, listeners explore the trials, tragedies, and triumphs of groundbreaking women throughout history who have dramatically shaped the world around us. In each 5 minute episode, we'll dive into the story behind one woman listeners may or may not know–but definitely should. These diverse women from across space and time are grouped into easily accessible and engaging monthly themes like Educators, Villains, Indigenous Storytellers, Activists, and many more. Womanica is hosted by WMN co-founder and award-winning journalist Jenny Kaplan. The bite-sized episodes pack painstakingly researched content into fun, entertaining, and addictive daily adventures. Womanica was created by Liz Kaplan and Jenny Kaplan, executive produced by Jenny Kaplan, and produced by Grace Lynch, Maddy Foley, Brittany Martinez, Edie Allard, Lindsey Kratochwill, Adesuwa Agbonile, Carmen Borca-Carrillo, Taylor Williamson, Sara Schleede, and Abbey Delk. Special thanks to Shira Atkins. Original theme music composed by Miles Moran. Follow Wonder Media Network: Website Instagram Twitter See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
In this fun back to school Parent Busters BUSTING BACK episode, Jackie and Ella tackle what first day of school is like all over the world (including what back to homeschool is like!).Ever wonder why Japanese students start their school year in April or what's the history behind the hard-sided randoseru backpack? Curious about the schultute tradition in Germany or the unique cargo bikes used in Holland? Did you know that back to school in Russia includes The Day of Knowledge, which is their unique back-to-school ritual.We cover this and more like the school traditions of Italy, India, and Vietnam — including Italian smocks, the Indian admission day, and the exciting Vietnamese celebrations marking the start of school, the importance of school uniforms in India and the delightful tiffin lunch box tradition.From the American shopping frenzy for new clothes and shoes to the homeschoolers' unique first-day experiences, we have so many interesting ways kids celebrate first day of school in countries all over the globe!Support the showGrab your free Buster Deduction sheet for kids!Check out how your can support our LISTEN FOR CAUSE to help us give back to others! INSTAGRAM FACEBOOK *All resources and references used in researching this podcast episode are found on the corresponding episode post on ParentBusters.com.
[English description below]Dù lý do đặt chân đến là gì thì điều giữ họ lại với mảnh đất Việt luôn những tiềm năng và cơ hội rộng mở. Tuần này, cùng Vietnam Innovators chào mừng hai vị khách mời trẻ đầy tài năng là Daniel Le và Mike Doan, là Co-founder và Investor, Advising Co-founder tại HeyDevs - một nền tảng tuyển dụng thế hệ mới, dành riêng cho giới lập trình.HeyDevs mang lại cho thị trường lao động Việt Nam một làn gió mới với giải pháp “active sourcing”, giúp tuyển dụng hiệu quả hơn trong ngành công nghệ.Cùng host Hảo Trần tìm hiểu về HeyDevs với hai khách mời trong tập tiếp theo của Vietnam Innovators. Mời bạn cùng lắng nghe.Xem phiên bản video trên YouTubeNếu có bất cứ góp ý, phản hồi hay mong muốn hợp tác, bạn có thể gửi email về địa chỉ firstname.lastname@example.org---No matter the reasons that bring them to this land, what keeps them connected to Vietnam is its endless potential and wide-ranging opportunities. This week, Vietnam Innovators is delighted to welcome two talented young guests, Daniel Le and Mike Doan, who are the Co-founder and Investor, Advising Co-founder respectively at HeyDevs - a next-generation recruitment platform exclusively designed for the programming community.HeyDevs brings a fresh breeze to the Vietnamese labor market with its "active sourcing" solution, enhancing recruitment efficiency in the technology industry.Join host Hao Tran in this episode of Vietnam Innovators to explore HeyDevs with our two special guests.Listen to this episode on YouTube Feel free to leave any questions or invitations for business cooperation at email@example.com